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Originally, I Googled “9 superscript”, clicked a... 5,036 Views / 103 Replies  
Originally, I Googled “9 superscript”, clicked a result, and then selected and copied it. Since then, I’ve copied it from the thread.
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 07:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I haven’t done extensive research, partly because... 210 Views / 9 Replies  
I haven’t done extensive research, partly because I know in advance I’d get decision paralysis. The wrist models I’ve seen are basically wireless phones, but my looking into it has been confined to...
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 05:24 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Well, that’s the whole deal. For many... 901 Views / 62 Replies  
Well, that’s the whole deal.

For many things, savings in fossil fuel consumption isn’t savings in money yet.
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 05:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Good info! Thank you! So, significantly more... 901 Views / 62 Replies  
Good info! Thank you!

So, significantly more than a tank per year, but in hindsight, those are the completely wrong units to be using.
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 05:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How much gas does this system save? A tank a year? 901 Views / 62 Replies  
How much gas does this system save? A tank a year?
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 01:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
COVID really messed up Chicago’s public transit.... 901 Views / 62 Replies  
COVID really messed up Chicago’s public transit. It’s been in a death spiral of lower ridership meaning less money to hire drivers meaning lower ridership because it takes so goddamn long for a train...
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 03:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
LifeAlert was what his doctor recommended. I went... 210 Views / 9 Replies  
LifeAlert was what his doctor recommended. I went with that so we had something, and then could go from there. The model I got him has a fall sensor, but falling on it would sure be murder on the...
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 03:03 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Google says 58”-63” for 2002. The CR-V has... 901 Views / 62 Replies  
Google says 58”-63” for 2002.

The CR-V has 8” on the low model. 8” is nothing to sneeze at.

Or so I am told.
Posted by subego, on Jun 29, 2022 at 05:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
LifeAlert is what I got him, and it is pretty... 210 Views / 9 Replies  
LifeAlert is what I got him, and it is pretty damn obnoxious. It’s far bigger and heavier than it needs to be. It also blinks every 30 seconds, which is a fantastic feature in terms of reliability,...
Posted by subego, on Jun 29, 2022 at 04:25 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I had the opposite impression. Refurb is the full... 253 Views / 7 Replies  
I had the opposite impression. Refurb is the full deal. Renew is wipe it down and see if it boots.
Posted by subego, on Jun 29, 2022 at 12:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
All good info! Thanks! He’s in his 70s. Say,... 210 Views / 9 Replies  
All good info! Thanks!

He’s in his 70s. Say, three months ago he was fine. The theory is he had bone spurs snap off in his hip joint. It’s one of those deals where it’s completely frozen in pain...
Posted by subego, on Jun 29, 2022 at 11:56 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Apple Watch 210 Views / 9 Replies  
My dad is getting to the point where an “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” solution is in order, but it’s juuuust on the edge of being in order, and he’s being understandably resistant. The...
Posted by subego, on Jun 28, 2022 at 10:55 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Along those lines, my van would be so much safer... 901 Views / 62 Replies  
Along those lines, my van would be so much safer if I installed a wall between the cargo area and the front, but then I can’t fit 8’ lumber, or do the thing where I wedge a 6-step over the passenger...
Posted by subego, on Jun 28, 2022 at 04:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Done. Edit: to be clear, as offered if... 700 Views / 69 Replies  
Done.


Edit: to be clear, as offered if requested.
Posted by subego, on Jun 28, 2022 at 02:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That sounds awful. We have flow control lights... 901 Views / 62 Replies  
That sounds awful. We have flow control lights (the proper name escapes me), but those are only on when the expressway is jammed to begin with, so no fast acceleration needed to merge.
Posted by subego, on Jun 28, 2022 at 02:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A manual also acts as an excellent anti-theft... 901 Views / 62 Replies  
A manual also acts as an excellent anti-theft device, but me learning stick at this point would be a huge drag.

Way back when I was an intern my boss offered to teach me, but it was so he could...
Posted by subego, on Jun 28, 2022 at 01:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Under Planned Parenthood v. Casey it was legal to... 700 Views / 69 Replies  
Under Planned Parenthood v. Casey it was legal to electively abort a fetus with a 49% chance of survival outside the womb.

Of course, most doctors would refuse to perform this procedure, but it...
Posted by subego, on Jun 27, 2022 at 06:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Weapons, because we use them to kill each other,... 700 Views / 69 Replies  
Weapons, because we use them to kill each other, increase the number of births needed to replace the population.

Like I said in the previous post, for historical pre-industrial populations the...
Posted by subego, on Jun 27, 2022 at 06:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It’s been long enough my memory is foggy, but I... 901 Views / 62 Replies  
It’s been long enough my memory is foggy, but I didn’t remember getting the same “idle roll” off releasing the brake.

I like to drive smooth, so calculating that roll into my acceleration is a...
Posted by subego, on Jun 27, 2022 at 06:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Up until the 19th century, mortality rates for... 700 Views / 69 Replies  
Up until the 19th century, mortality rates for different historical populations across different times are fairly consistent. Specifically, only about half those born made it to age 15. This is also...
Posted by subego, on Jun 27, 2022 at 05:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It’s a perfectly reasonable idea, I just hate it.... 901 Views / 62 Replies  
It’s a perfectly reasonable idea, I just hate it. I hate the noise, and I hate the lag.
Posted by subego, on Jun 27, 2022 at 02:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Okay, instead of “doormat” I’ll use “enslaved... 700 Views / 69 Replies  
Okay, instead of “doormat” I’ll use “enslaved baby generator”. That’s what a woman is when it’s demanded she aims for births in the double-digits.

This demand has been placed upon women for all...
Posted by subego, on Jun 27, 2022 at 03:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The doormat strategy didn’t form around tool use.... 700 Views / 69 Replies  
The doormat strategy didn’t form around tool use. It formed around nature relentlessly trying to kill us. For the species to thrive, we needed high birth rates to make up for the high mortality...
Posted by subego, on Jun 27, 2022 at 01:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
1) What’s relevant about the development of... 700 Views / 69 Replies  
1) What’s relevant about the development of weapons is their use on ourselves.

2) The primary vector for new diseases is travel, which other primates do not do to the extent humans do.

3) There...
Posted by subego, on Jun 26, 2022 at 11:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Our closest relatives… 1) Never developed... 700 Views / 69 Replies  
Our closest relatives…

1) Never developed weapons
2) Never had the pressure to explore and bring back foreign diseases
3) Are on the verge of extinction because we killed them all

The...
Posted by subego, on Jun 26, 2022 at 11:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Women being doormats was essential to the... 700 Views / 69 Replies  
Women being doormats was essential to the survival of the species until about 200 years ago, give or take. The impulses which cause it, for both men and women, are hardwired into our biology. Rooting...
Posted by subego, on Jun 26, 2022 at 06:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I get the impression the important distinction is... 253 Views / 7 Replies  
I get the impression the important distinction is “bought from Apple” versus “not bought from Apple”.

The former will have OEM parts and a full warranty, the latter will be a mystery.
Posted by subego, on Jun 26, 2022 at 11:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have faith in your ability to maintain focus.... 700 Views / 69 Replies  
I have faith in your ability to maintain focus. Should that faith be misplaced, I recommend ignoring my question.
Posted by subego, on Jun 26, 2022 at 11:16 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Can’t stand the engine shutdown. The X3 I rented... 901 Views / 62 Replies  
Can’t stand the engine shutdown. The X3 I rented had it and I started giving myself extra room at stoplights so that I could slow-roll it to keep the engine on while I was waiting.

It even annoys...
Posted by subego, on Jun 26, 2022 at 02:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What’s important to me is trying to better... 700 Views / 69 Replies  
What’s important to me is trying to better understand the points people make. In fact, I consider it the most important thing.

Do you maintain this is unimportant? I would rather assume you didn’t.
Posted by subego, on Jun 26, 2022 at 02:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m assuming it’s a combo. It needed our... 839,238 Views / 1,251 Replies  
I’m assuming it’s a combo. It needed our empirical data, but is using AIs to crunch the torrent of data it’s constantly fed. Edit: Waze is a Google joint, so I assume they’re deeper into the AI, in...
Posted by subego, on Jun 25, 2022 at 04:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
For years, Waze and I have had a disagreement... 839,238 Views / 1,251 Replies  
For years, Waze and I have had a disagreement about the ideal route to the expressway.

About 6 months ago it started agreeing with me.

This creeps me the fuck out… I got into a fight with an AI.
Posted by subego, on Jun 25, 2022 at 11:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Umm… noted? Should you feel someone is... 700 Views / 69 Replies  
Umm… noted?

Should you feel someone is forcing you to argue the point, tell me, and I’ll ask them to stop. ;)
Posted by subego, on Jun 25, 2022 at 11:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Same. That’s why I was questioning it. 700 Views / 69 Replies  
Same.

That’s why I was questioning it.
Posted by subego, on Jun 25, 2022 at 01:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes. Because I’m challenging a specific... 700 Views / 69 Replies  
Yes. Because I’m challenging a specific descriptor.

Is this individual decision overreach, and if so, how?
Posted by subego, on Jun 25, 2022 at 01:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
$5.64⁹ at a Speedway in the burbs. Edit:... 5,036 Views / 103 Replies  
$5.64⁹ at a Speedway in the burbs.


Edit: not my normal Speedway, and not my normal burb.
Posted by subego, on Jun 24, 2022 at 05:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is flipping this overreach? I can think of all... 700 Views / 69 Replies  
Is flipping this overreach? I can think of all kinds of valid descriptors for the decision, but that’s not one of them.

This is an honest question, and I apologize in advance if it has an obvious...
Posted by subego, on Jun 24, 2022 at 12:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, one reason I consider it a station wagon is... 901 Views / 62 Replies  
Well, one reason I consider it a station wagon is when I looked at the “we review every goddamn station wagon on the American market in a single article because there are only 7 of them” articles,...
Posted by subego, on Jun 24, 2022 at 11:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Overall, I’m extra happy with the lack of frills.... 901 Views / 62 Replies  
Overall, I’m extra happy with the lack of frills. Especially the no “infotainment” part.

One of the big reasons I didn’t want to go fleet vehicle at first is everything I’ve had previously was...
Posted by subego, on Jun 24, 2022 at 02:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
When I was looking at them in 2015, Outbacks were... 901 Views / 62 Replies  
When I was looking at them in 2015, Outbacks were definitely still station wagons in my mind. Not lifted enough to be an SUV or a crossover. Same with the T70.

The suspension on my van is far from...
Posted by subego, on Jun 24, 2022 at 02:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
But I totally didn’t need an SUV, which was my... 901 Views / 62 Replies  
But I totally didn’t need an SUV, which was my original plan. I was pretty solid on an Outback or a Volvo (T70?).

There was a big enough crack in the dam I started to eye minivans, and then was...
Posted by subego, on Jun 23, 2022 at 05:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I want to give you full credit for pulling me... 901 Views / 62 Replies  
I want to give you full credit for pulling me away from SUVs and onto station wagons.

The only reason I didn’t get one was I decided to go max capacity, which pushed me into the cargo van.
Posted by subego, on Jun 23, 2022 at 11:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My personal favorite interpretation is even... 384,273 Views / 1,003 Replies  
My personal favorite interpretation is even Italians get sick and tired of being surrounded by Italians and want a break once in awhile.

Am Italian.
Posted by subego, on Jun 22, 2022 at 05:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My dad was in the hospital (he’s home and all... 384,273 Views / 1,003 Replies  
My dad was in the hospital (he’s home and all good now), so I had a full week of both forgetting to put a mask on and forgetting to take it off.

I’m also getting phantom mask nose pinches.
Posted by subego, on Jun 22, 2022 at 12:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Was out last night. $5.79⁹ at a Circle K in the... 5,036 Views / 103 Replies  
Was out last night. $5.79⁹ at a Circle K in the city, $5.99⁹ at a BP.
Posted by subego, on Jun 22, 2022 at 11:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My guess is they qualify the camera ticket as... 384,273 Views / 1,003 Replies  
My guess is they qualify the camera ticket as some form of civil offense. They still get the money but can’t put any points on a DL.

I also imagine there’s some way to challenge them, but it’s...
Posted by subego, on Jun 21, 2022 at 07:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here they just sock it to the plate owner. 384,273 Views / 1,003 Replies  
Here they just sock it to the plate owner.
Posted by subego, on Jun 21, 2022 at 05:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
JFC 434,567 Views / 960 Replies  
JFC
Posted by subego, on Jun 21, 2022 at 12:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m getting US$5.85 a gallon, which seems not... 5,036 Views / 103 Replies  
I’m getting US$5.85 a gallon, which seems not bad. Am I doing the math wrong?

2.21 x 0.7 x 3.75
Posted by subego, on Jun 21, 2022 at 12:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Gotcha! I can see how trading typical... 384,273 Views / 1,003 Replies  
Gotcha! I can see how trading typical Mediterranean summer weather for that would be a bit of a letdown.
Posted by subego, on Jun 21, 2022 at 12:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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