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My BIL was finishing his basement and asked me... 8,414 Views / 143 Replies  
My BIL was finishing his basement and asked me what he should do for a projector - I told him to just get a TV. He ended up getting an 85" 4K TV for like $1600 at Costco, and it's awesome for his...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 22, 2022 at 10:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Our thermostat schedule is basically set to 71... 304,187 Views / 765 Replies  
Our thermostat schedule is basically set to 71 occupied and 65 night/unoccupied. The last energy bill came through and gas prices are 3x higher than they were last year, so we're considering bumping...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 21, 2022 at 02:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
"Radiant Discomfort" and "Downdraft Discomfort."... 304,187 Views / 765 Replies  
"Radiant Discomfort" and "Downdraft Discomfort." When there's a temperature differential between outside and inside, the air immediately inside the window is cooled and fall to the ground, triggering...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 21, 2022 at 02:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://juliasalbum.com/creamy-tuscan-chicken/ ... 128,686 Views / 424 Replies  
https://juliasalbum.com/creamy-tuscan-chicken/

I just GIS for Tuscan Chicken, no recommendation on the above.
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 20, 2022 at 02:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://juliasalbum.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11... 128,686 Views / 424 Replies  
https://juliasalbum.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/creamy-tuscan-chicken-1-500x500.jpg

Now I'm hungry.
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 20, 2022 at 12:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I already pulled the whole thing apart in early... 8,414 Views / 143 Replies  
I already pulled the whole thing apart in early 2020 because the plastic iris arms had melted and the light shields had drooped and were blocking most of the light. It required a total teardown...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 20, 2022 at 11:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well I for one have always wanted a story to... 128,686 Views / 424 Replies  
Well I for one have always wanted a story to humanize the Tuscan Raiders. Fortunately, he found one of the "good" tribes that doesn't murder people, except when they capture, enslave, and murder...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 20, 2022 at 10:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well since we're bumped, I might as well update. ... 8,414 Views / 143 Replies  
Well since we're bumped, I might as well update.

After more than 10 years of service, my Mitsubishi HC6800 projector may have given up the ghost. I've replaced the bulb in the last year, but now...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 19, 2022 at 05:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Must be old, because Iowa is definitely not a... 7,127 Views / 89 Replies  
Must be old, because Iowa is definitely not a blue state anymore.

Also, MIL bought a set of Rock'em Sock'em Robots last week and I made my 9 year old cry by crushing him in a best-of-5 contest. We...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 19, 2022 at 03:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
When's the last time you bought physical media? 448 Views / 17 Replies  
When's the last time you bought physical media?
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 19, 2022 at 12:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, they mostly make the HFCS, soy, and meat,... 7,127 Views / 89 Replies  
Well, they mostly make the HFCS, soy, and meat, all of which we'd probably be better off without.
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 19, 2022 at 12:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm not as confident about that as you seem to... 7,127 Views / 89 Replies  
I'm not as confident about that as you seem to be. The psychos with guns constantly remind everyone that all of the psychos with guns are on one side.
...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 19, 2022 at 09:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
One of your first points was, "There can't be a... 7,127 Views / 89 Replies  
One of your first points was, "There can't be a plan to mess with the transfer of power because a lot of people would know about it." But this makes it appear that lots of people very high up and...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 18, 2022 at 05:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It doesn't have to be. If white nationalists are... 7,127 Views / 89 Replies  
It doesn't have to be. If white nationalists are recruiting from and joining law enforcement in order to further their white nationalist goals of, among other things, oppressing non-whites, there...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 18, 2022 at 03:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
At this point it seems to just be conspiracy... 7,127 Views / 89 Replies  
At this point it seems to just be conspiracy theories and speculation, which isn't any fun for me, I'm more of a "we'll see where it stands when the dust settles."

This article paints an...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 18, 2022 at 03:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's kind of funny, because I keep seeing it go... 7,127 Views / 89 Replies  
It's kind of funny, because I keep seeing it go in the opposite direction - countless federal and state agencies have been infiltrated by seditious groups of white nationalists.
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Posted by Laminar, on Jan 18, 2022 at 11:27 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Blame the MBAs looking at Netflix and realizing... 448 Views / 17 Replies  
Blame the MBAs looking at Netflix and realizing that if you can get people on the hook for a monthly fee that they forget about, you'll capture several orders of magnitude more profit than if you...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 18, 2022 at 11:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
One of the major hospitals in Iowa just put out... 408,584 Views / 1,490 Replies  
One of the major hospitals in Iowa just put out the all-call internally, where they're asking for any employees (corporate, office, administrative, etc.) to help staff check-in, emergency room admin,...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 12, 2022 at 09:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Weird, I was just thinking about him last week. I... 413 Views / 2 Replies  
Weird, I was just thinking about him last week. I think I downloaded a music video of him and Jamie Kennedy back in like 2006. I knew him from AFV and Full House, so the thought of him partying hard...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 10, 2022 at 10:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Facebook must have noticed I haven't been on much... 1,438,464 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Facebook must have noticed I haven't been on much the past couple weeks. They're going HARD.

https://mikaelvroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/facebook-fr2-800x415.png

NSFW:...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 7, 2022 at 04:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
But it's a very fuzzy line, because the malice of... 1,438,464 Views / 3,227 Replies  
But it's a very fuzzy line, because the malice of a few leads to the delusion of the masses. I can't get too mad at my dumb, racist relative because all they know is what is pumped into their brains...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 7, 2022 at 10:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think that picking Nixon out and saying, "Is he... 1,438,464 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I think that picking Nixon out and saying, "Is he extra racist or just the normal amount of racist" kind of misses the point and probably gives too much credit to the position of president. The...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 6, 2022 at 04:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Two thoughts I have here. One, with regards to... 1,438,464 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Two thoughts I have here. One, with regards to context. If your great grandpa spends Thanksgiving dinner complaining about the "spooks" that live next door, that's wrong and bad and I don't excuse...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 6, 2022 at 01:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think Al Franken was the litmus test for "Will... 1,438,464 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I think Al Franken was the litmus test for "Will your hold your own side to the same standards?" There was a mob trying for "retaliation cancellings," at least for a while. They went after Dan Harmon...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 6, 2022 at 01:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Here's a really relevant article about this woman... 1,438,464 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Here's a really relevant article about this woman and other "normal" people who actually have been effectively cancelled:
...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 5, 2022 at 02:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I attended a taping of Hot in Cleveland on a... 575 Views / 2 Replies  
I attended a taping of Hot in Cleveland on a visit to LA, it was very cool to see her in person. Also Wendie Malick from Just Shoot Me.
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 4, 2022 at 11:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That reminds of the Flip or Flop guy. A fan... 469 Views / 1 Replies  
That reminds of the Flip or Flop guy. A fan spotted a thyroid lump on his neck and wrote to the show and it turned out to be stage 2 thyroid cancer.
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Posted by Laminar, on Jan 4, 2022 at 11:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have no yardstick for this, I have no idea. I... 1,438,464 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I have no yardstick for this, I have no idea. I feel like you've made a similar statement before, saying that Trump is "standard rich old white guy racist." I don't think you mean to say his racism...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 4, 2022 at 11:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
$2000 could sure put a dent in something like... 807,776 Views / 1,388 Replies  
$2000 could sure put a dent in something like bills or...you know...outstanding debt.
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 29, 2021 at 03:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Care to summarize a 35 minute YouTube video that... 1,204,275 Views / 5,148 Replies  
Care to summarize a 35 minute YouTube video that appears to be primarily YouTube influencer drama?
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 29, 2021 at 03:04 PM, in Gaming
Far from Home was 2019...No Way Home is the new... 636 Views / 3 Replies  
Far from Home was 2019...No Way Home is the new one. Which one is this thread about?
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 28, 2021 at 04:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
All we got was freezing rain. Might get some... 250,288 Views / 449 Replies  
All we got was freezing rain. Might get some white stuff tomorrow.
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 28, 2021 at 04:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/22/amer... 1,438,464 Views / 3,227 Replies  
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/22/america-fascism-legal-phase

That article connects a lot of dots. Maybe it's alarmist, maybe not.

I think I've mentioned this before, but I feel...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 28, 2021 at 04:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Did you only have one controller before? Or did... 837 Views / 12 Replies  
Did you only have one controller before? Or did you want four full controllers instead of two split into four? I got a wireless Animal Crossing PowerA controller at Target for $35, that's been my...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 27, 2021 at 04:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Given the current level of political rhetoric and... 1,438,464 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Given the current level of political rhetoric and the widespread support for voter suppression measures, it sure seems as if intolerance and hateful ideologies are positioning themselves to chip away...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 27, 2021 at 04:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Found out last week my neighbor died of Covid, in... 408,584 Views / 1,490 Replies  
Found out last week my neighbor died of Covid, in her 50s, mother of 7 kids ages 5-24. Unvaccinated.

And someone in my office died last night, not sure if he was vaccinated or not, but odds around...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 27, 2021 at 11:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
John Wick 1 is good. The other two are fine, but... 5,605 Views / 61 Replies  
John Wick 1 is good. The other two are fine, but they suffer greatly from the need to constantly ratchet up the stakes and stunts to where it's not just an angry dude, it's a superhero movie. Same...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 27, 2021 at 11:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think this is intertwined with the Paradox of... 1,438,464 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I think this is intertwined with the Paradox of Tolerance (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_of_tolerance). A society that is 100% free and permissive inevitably sees that freedom destroyed. If...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 27, 2021 at 11:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
64 and sunny on Christmas Eve. Neighbors were out... 250,288 Views / 449 Replies  
64 and sunny on Christmas Eve. Neighbors were out in t-shirts and shorts driveway drinking. Saw a new Bronco cruising the neighborhood with the top open.

Back in my day we trick-or-treated in...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 26, 2021 at 11:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What does this mean? Can you give some examples... 1,438,464 Views / 3,227 Replies  
What does this mean? Can you give some examples of people who were effectively canceled and how they were denied access to "the marketplace"? Al Franken? Is he barred from running for political...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 26, 2021 at 11:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Got my booster a week ago Tuesday. Same as the... 408,584 Views / 1,490 Replies  
Got my booster a week ago Tuesday. Same as the other shots - sore arm, sleepy, no other issues.
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 26, 2021 at 11:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You can turn this into a circular argument - pay... 1,438,464 Views / 3,227 Replies  
You can turn this into a circular argument - pay shit wages, consumption is reduced, demand is reduced, prices fall, wages effectively decrease. It's a direct result of the push for "trickle-down"...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 23, 2021 at 02:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This is where we start talking about actual,... 1,438,464 Views / 3,227 Replies  
This is where we start talking about actual, good, socialized healthcare and UBI.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/02/los-angeles-mansion-sales-homelessness-increase

This isn't...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 22, 2021 at 11:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
One of the first times hanging out with my future... 304,187 Views / 765 Replies  
One of the first times hanging out with my future wife, we pulled into a downtown area and she parallel parked quickly and on the first try.

Definite turn on.
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 20, 2021 at 06:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think that's true of nearly every industry and... 1,438,464 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I think that's true of nearly every industry and business. Any business that raises prices in order to do something ridiculous like offer a living wage or life-saving health care or *gasp* paid time...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 20, 2021 at 06:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Are road conditions poor? I was looking at the... 304,187 Views / 765 Replies  
Are road conditions poor? I was looking at the forecast here and lamenting the complete lack of any real winter weather before Christmas.
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 20, 2021 at 04:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Does your will allocate funds for the transfer of... 422,840 Views / 712 Replies  
Does your will allocate funds for the transfer of the ashes?
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 17, 2021 at 12:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I spotted someone with some egg nog + cold brew... 7,472 Views / 57 Replies  
I spotted someone with some egg nog + cold brew from AE and I'm intrigued. Aldi doesn't carry it so I haven't spotted it in the store yet, but I want to give it a shot.
...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 17, 2021 at 10:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2016/... 422,840 Views / 712 Replies  
https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2016/05/14/ask-ethan-how-many-atoms-do-you-share-with-king-tut/?sh=5f1e837071a5
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 16, 2021 at 02:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
She at least tries to spend less time on social... 1,438,464 Views / 3,227 Replies  
She at least tries to spend less time on social media than I do. Although her tastes are probably better defined and easier to market to considering that she follows more "influencers" and sends out...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 16, 2021 at 12:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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