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Here's the thing, theres a section of society who... 365 Views / 14 Replies  
Here's the thing, theres a section of society who treat the internet's wild west approach to conversation as a sacred shrine to free speech. Or they treat free speech as sacred in general. Very few...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on May 23, 2022 at 04:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What about this: Biden establishes a Legal... 265,799 Views / 959 Replies  
What about this:

Biden establishes a Legal Science Council. This council has to consist of highly scientifically qualified, multi-disciplinary members who will meet and decide what US law will...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on May 17, 2022 at 05:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I like the thinking here. I imagine there is a... 265,799 Views / 959 Replies  
I like the thinking here. I imagine there is a going rate for surrogates that would act as basis. If someone doesn't want to rent their uterus than that price goes up though thats hard to quantify....
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on May 15, 2022 at 10:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't pretend to know the cut-off that... 265,799 Views / 959 Replies  
I don't pretend to know the cut-off that scientific consensus would arrive at, but any ban on abortions sooner than that date is religiously motivated. But again, I suppose any case testing that...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on May 15, 2022 at 10:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
How is that constitutional then? You can't have... 265,799 Views / 959 Replies  
How is that constitutional then? You can't have religious laws can you? Presumably that extends to striking them down for religious reasons. Someone really should have codified abortion back when the...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on May 14, 2022 at 06:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Shopping seems to inspire utter stupidity so... 368,820 Views / 931 Replies  
Shopping seems to inspire utter stupidity so easily.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on May 14, 2022 at 05:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Finally finished The Expanse. I wish there was... 166,127 Views / 456 Replies  
Finally finished The Expanse. I wish there was more.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on May 2, 2022 at 07:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What about private two trucks? 368,820 Views / 931 Replies  
What about private two trucks?
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Apr 25, 2022 at 06:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I would say paying everyone a living wage even if... 1,548,836 Views / 3,421 Replies  
I would say paying everyone a living wage even if they don't work (despite not having a reason) would be far left. Paying everyone a living wage for their job seems a regular amount of left at most.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Apr 23, 2022 at 08:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
People who would complain about turning a... 368,820 Views / 931 Replies  
People who would complain about turning a publicly owned wasteland into a garden (and people who would rip it out without having something better to do with the land) should really just be put out of...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Apr 23, 2022 at 08:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Far left: we're gonna get everyone's basic ... 1,548,836 Views / 3,421 Replies  
Far left: we're gonna
get everyone's basic
needs met.

Far right: we're gonna
exterminate entire
social groups because
they are impure.

Centrists: I literally
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Apr 21, 2022 at 05:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't see much in the way of genuine concern... 1,548,836 Views / 3,421 Replies  
I don't see much in the way of genuine concern for society from this side any more.




The former has is playing out and has played out before. Has the second ever actually gotten to a crisis...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Apr 19, 2022 at 09:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Its a very limited us though. Doesn't seem to... 1,548,836 Views / 3,421 Replies  
Its a very limited us though. Doesn't seem to extend much beyond immediate family these days. And if you've ever seen large inheritances play out, greed often trumps family too.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Apr 19, 2022 at 09:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I like the simplification that conservatism is... 1,548,836 Views / 3,421 Replies  
I like the simplification that conservatism is "Me, me, me." and liberalism is "Us, us, us."
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Apr 18, 2022 at 12:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And that conservatives don't have any? ;) 1,548,836 Views / 3,421 Replies  
And that conservatives don't have any? ;)
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Apr 17, 2022 at 06:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Do you have any particular aspirations to be more... 1,548,836 Views / 3,421 Replies  
Do you have any particular aspirations to be more or less conservative? Is conservatism a good thing or a bad thing?
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Apr 16, 2022 at 02:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So I was on Twitter the other day and wondered... 1,548,836 Views / 3,421 Replies  
So I was on Twitter the other day and wondered why Emma Watson was trending and it turns out that she had been interviewed by a transgender woman and asked if she would mind sharing a public bathroom...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Apr 11, 2022 at 05:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I have no time for anti-vaxxers, the sister's... 1,548,836 Views / 3,421 Replies  
I have no time for anti-vaxxers, the sister's boyfriend sound like a fuckwit who has turned into a controlling douchebag so she's better off getting shot of him IMO.

Which sort of means I agree...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Apr 9, 2022 at 07:44 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I love the resistance to the don't say gay law I... 1,548,836 Views / 3,421 Replies  
I love the resistance to the don't say gay law I was reading about earlier. Some teachers have pointed out that the law bans them from referencing any kind of gender identity in schools so they will...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Apr 8, 2022 at 06:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This is your genuine opinion? I'm not sure I... 1,548,836 Views / 3,421 Replies  
This is your genuine opinion? I'm not sure I appreciate the difference between the two reasons tbh. I definitely don't understand why either is a reason to vote for Trump over Biden. But that might...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Apr 4, 2022 at 06:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
There are many videos floating around of people... 1,548,836 Views / 3,421 Replies  
There are many videos floating around of people interviewing Trump supporters, then refuting the nonsense they spout to their faces. Some do this in a polite, respectful and level-headed way and...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Apr 3, 2022 at 03:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I've come to understand that many, many people... 1,548,836 Views / 3,421 Replies  
I've come to understand that many, many people can believe two utterly contradictory things at the same time. It still doesn't make complete sense to me, but Its too plain to ignore. Like when you...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Apr 2, 2022 at 07:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Thats certainly what we ought to think. And maybe... 1,548,836 Views / 3,421 Replies  
Thats certainly what we ought to think. And maybe it was true once upon a time. Or more true. Conservatives seem to be driven more by simple tribalism these days. This has arguably been truer for...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Apr 1, 2022 at 04:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I feel like the conservatives who were interested... 1,548,836 Views / 3,421 Replies  
I feel like the conservatives who were interested in fairness aren't really conservatives any more.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 29, 2022 at 05:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Don't think so. There used to be a Doctor Who... 473,560 Views / 1,599 Replies  
Don't think so. There used to be a Doctor Who exhibit of some kind at Longleat (stately home with a safari park and other stuff in the grounds). No idea if its still there but thats a few miles from...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 29, 2022 at 05:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Somene paid £125k to buy a parking spot in a city... 473,560 Views / 1,599 Replies  
Somene paid £125k to buy a parking spot in a city near me called Bath. Its a tiny city and the space wasn't even that central.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 25, 2022 at 09:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Some people can be both without a court. Some... 1,548,836 Views / 3,421 Replies  
Some people can be both without a court. Some people can't be either. Feels like more and more of the latter in recent years. And those folks are so incapable of being just and fair they've been...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 23, 2022 at 05:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Is this the original battery? You almost... 2,161 Views / 8 Replies  
Is this the original battery? You almost certainly need a new one by now.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 16, 2022 at 02:05 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Surely best practices should never be at odds... 1,548,836 Views / 3,421 Replies  
Surely best practices should never be at odds with local laws without a good reason though? An actual good reason, not a Republican one.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 14, 2022 at 12:17 AM, in Political/War Lounge
But if you then build real ones having re-tooled... 16,012 Views / 191 Replies  
But if you then build real ones having re-tooled a production line and they look shit in the real world then thats an expensive issue. I'm sure they'd have thought of using VR and would be if it were...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 14, 2022 at 12:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm guessing VR versions of Teams & Zoom will be... 16,012 Views / 191 Replies  
I'm guessing VR versions of Teams & Zoom will be heavily pushed before too long.

I saw a TV programme about how Land Rover uses clay to sculpt its new models (in this case the Range Rover Evoque)....
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 12, 2022 at 09:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So Nigel Farage has popped up out of his sewer to... 3,105 Views / 75 Replies  
So Nigel Farage has popped up out of his sewer to start a new crusade against renewable energy sources. Some have speculated that (much like Brexit) Putin has put him up to this one way or another. I...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 11, 2022 at 11:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That and the fact they'd stand to gain very... 3,105 Views / 75 Replies  
That and the fact they'd stand to gain very little from getting involved in a WW3 makes me think that NATO could actually stand up to Russia without starting WW3. The only issue then is Putin...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 11, 2022 at 11:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Haven't heard much in the way of rumours about... 16,012 Views / 191 Replies  
Haven't heard much in the way of rumours about Apple's VR offerings lately. I bet the Studio is more than capable though.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 11, 2022 at 11:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If NATO had a guarantee that China would stay out... 3,105 Views / 75 Replies  
If NATO had a guarantee that China would stay out of it, I think it would be worth them agreeing to enforce the no fly zone. Without air support Russia's troops would have a much more difficult job...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 11, 2022 at 11:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Getting a little off topic here maybe. I... 3,105 Views / 75 Replies  
Getting a little off topic here maybe.

I read Putin sacked 8 of his generals for failing to conquer Ukraine fast enough. I have to think that will begin to motivate others in his administration to...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 11, 2022 at 12:08 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You think it would choke the 128GB on the top end... 16,012 Views / 191 Replies  
You think it would choke the 128GB on the top end Mac Studio? What about the 1.5TB on a the 2019 Mac Pro?
I'm guessing the 2022 Mac Pro will have to have a RAM ceiling at least 1.5TB, probably more.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 10, 2022 at 11:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Tesco is £1.58 for diesel but doesn't have any. 2... 3,733 Views / 64 Replies  
Tesco is £1.58 for diesel but doesn't have any. 2 miles away Texaco is £1.73. Ludicrous.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 10, 2022 at 05:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So the Mac Studio is interesting. Been thinking... 16,012 Views / 191 Replies  
So the Mac Studio is interesting. Been thinking about it and it seems like if you're a video pro its a dream come true. 18 simultaneous streams of 8K video and what, 5 displays? Given how amazingly...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 10, 2022 at 05:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
M1 doesn't do external GPUs. 16,012 Views / 191 Replies  
M1 doesn't do external GPUs.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 10, 2022 at 06:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There was nothing wrong with what you said.... 1,548,836 Views / 3,421 Replies  
There was nothing wrong with what you said. You're quite right about the trade off between who you believe/protect. Its just there are lots of these left/right examples where the right takes a nugget...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 10, 2022 at 05:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The question of sanctions that force the likes of... 3,105 Views / 75 Replies  
The question of sanctions that force the likes of Microsoft and SAP to shut down Russian customers infrastructure is an interesting one. Could potentially cripple a few banks and airlines from what I...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 9, 2022 at 04:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Its hard to imagine a scenario where lawmakers... 1,548,836 Views / 3,421 Replies  
Its hard to imagine a scenario where lawmakers from Florida or Texas are a better option than anything else whatsoever.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 9, 2022 at 04:22 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Downsides are important but the most important... 1,548,836 Views / 3,421 Replies  
Downsides are important but the most important part is scale.

Taking the example of believing women, or rather not believing them in case they start to lie more often, this strikes me as akin to...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 8, 2022 at 06:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I had to pay £1.68 a litre for diesel earlier... 3,733 Views / 64 Replies  
I had to pay £1.68 a litre for diesel earlier today.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 8, 2022 at 05:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Just read that Apple has ceased sales and limited... 3,105 Views / 75 Replies  
Just read that Apple has ceased sales and limited services in Russia.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 2, 2022 at 04:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Worth noting that Germany has already chosen to... 3,105 Views / 75 Replies  
Worth noting that Germany has already chosen to massively increase its defence/military spending after decades of refusing to do so. Another unseen consequence of Putin's vanity project war.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 2, 2022 at 04:50 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Its so hard to know whats true coming out of this... 3,105 Views / 75 Replies  
Its so hard to know whats true coming out of this situation but I've heard a rumour that the US say there is evidence he is ill. I didn't hear if it was mental or physical but a dying Putin is a...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 1, 2022 at 10:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Never seen that flavour of B&Js here. I can't get... 368,820 Views / 931 Replies  
Never seen that flavour of B&Js here. I can't get into B&Js in general, their flavours feel too busy somehow but also too similar to each other. All the ones we have are some mix of chocolate and...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Mar 1, 2022 at 09:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Putin, Ukraine, and Air Raid Drills 3,105 Views / 75 Replies  
Slightly surprised theres no thread already but on the other hand what is there that needs saying?

I can't decide whether or not I think Putin is losing the plot. He's always seemed like a very...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Feb 27, 2022 at 01:00 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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