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@reader Just to clarify: I agree with you that... 666 Views / 68 Replies  
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Just to clarify: I agree with you that this will lead to irreparable harm, a burden mostly carried by women. My objections and my proposed solutions are not satisfactory. I was just pointing...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 07:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Let them do that. I’m against the filibuster, a... 666 Views / 68 Replies  
Let them do that. I’m against the filibuster, a 60-seat majority is neither in the Constitution nor necessary. But at least right now the Democrats have a majority in the Senate for abolishing it. If...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 07:16 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't think you can sneak anything about... 666 Views / 68 Replies  
I don't think you can sneak anything about abortion into other laws. Viability is not recognized as a relevant factor in the latest ruling, so I don't think SCOTUS thinks this is a relevant factor. ...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 04:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
@reader I think Americans should step back and... 666 Views / 68 Replies  
@reader
I think Americans should step back and think about this in the long term. People opposed to abortion have quite literally worked steadily for 50 years, and that won't be wiped out through...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 04:13 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Are you sure they didn't do anything? One... 666 Views / 68 Replies  
Are you sure they didn't do anything?
One thing that comes to mind immediately is then-Governor Reagan signing gun control legislation into law...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 28, 2022 at 12:07 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Except that I wouldn't describe those as... 666 Views / 68 Replies  
Except that I wouldn't describe those as peaceful. Guns were used as an intimidation tactic. And it wasn't all peaceful (the people Kyle Rittenhouse killed come to mind, something that's likely to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 27, 2022 at 08:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Again, what evidence do you have for that? ... 666 Views / 68 Replies  
Again, what evidence do you have for that?
Most of human history is not recorded. And I'm gonna repeat myself: in times before humans cultivated plants, evidence shows society was much more...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 27, 2022 at 05:44 AM, in Political/War Lounge
But your analysis falls flat on its face. ... 666 Views / 68 Replies  
But your analysis falls flat on its face.
Birth rates amongst the poor remained and remains higher, and it is with access to birth control and modern medical care that the average number of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 27, 2022 at 01:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Where my understanding for the pro life position... 666 Views / 68 Replies  
Where my understanding for the pro life position stops is the seeming lack of interest to think of all the hard calls. E. g. the moves to introduce laws governing ectopic pregnancies, which are not...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 26, 2022 at 11:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Chimps have been seen to use spears for hunting... 666 Views / 68 Replies  
Chimps have been seen to use spears for hunting other mammals. (https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/chimps-use-spears-to-hunt-mammals-study-says)

New diseases are of course part of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 26, 2022 at 11:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think this is mostly an a posteriori... 666 Views / 68 Replies  
I think this is mostly an a posteriori justification. Our two closest relatives are chimpanzees and bonobos. The former have a patriarchic society, the latter a matriarchic one. Evidence shows that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 26, 2022 at 10:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I never claimed it was unimportant. I’m saying... 666 Views / 68 Replies  
I never claimed it was unimportant. I’m saying that focusing on such small details make us lose focus of what is really important. It isn’t just the recent SCOTUS decisions, what is dangerous is the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 26, 2022 at 05:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That’s how I look at it, too. However, all sides... 666 Views / 68 Replies  
That’s how I look at it, too. However, all sides need to deal with the fact that IMHO there are shades of gray. Just because in my opinion this is something the woman has to deal with doesn’t mean it...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 25, 2022 at 10:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, it is mostly a ploy to meet emission... 784 Views / 54 Replies  
Yeah, it is mostly a ploy to meet emission standards. It does reduce emissions, yes, but it is a design solution that avoids the actual problem: vehicles have become larger, heavier and more...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 25, 2022 at 08:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, I think it is relevant to point out when... 666 Views / 68 Replies  
Well, I think it is relevant to point out when you are missing what is actually important. (We all do that from time to time, I have done it plenty of times, too.)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 25, 2022 at 08:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think this is one of the big weaknesses of the... 666 Views / 68 Replies  
I think this is one of the big weaknesses of the justification: the draft opinion* claimed that no analysis was done on the morality when Roe vs. Wade was decided, something the Justices in the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 25, 2022 at 08:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
however, I just don’t think arguing about this... 666 Views / 68 Replies  
however, I just don’t think arguing about this point of all is particularly relevant or interesting.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 25, 2022 at 01:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I wouldn’t use overreach, there are other... 666 Views / 68 Replies  
I wouldn’t use overreach, there are other descriptions I find more apt.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 25, 2022 at 01:30 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think you misunderstand my point: crossovers... 784 Views / 54 Replies  
I think you misunderstand my point: crossovers derived from “regular cars” and station wagons drive and handle differently, because of their heritage. Plus, they often have more cargo space than a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 25, 2022 at 12:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, that, too. I haven’t had a chance to... 666 Views / 68 Replies  
Yes, that, too.
I haven’t had a chance to digest the majority opinion (through various commentary), but if the main reasoning is similar to the leaked draft, not just the verdict, but also the path...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 24, 2022 at 10:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think the recent streak of Supreme Court... 666 Views / 68 Replies  
I think the recent streak of Supreme Court verdicts mark a tipping point. They invented a right of concealed carry of firearms, overruling state laws with a long history (rather than e. g. narrowly...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 24, 2022 at 08:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Are the SUVs really more comfortable, though? In... 784 Views / 54 Replies  
Are the SUVs really more comfortable, though? In my experience, the manufacturers have to deal with the increased weight in two ways: they either have to make the suspension firmer to mitigate body...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 23, 2022 at 11:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not just that, this is a recipe to build homes... 784 Views / 54 Replies  
Not just that, this is a recipe to build homes that are out of financial reach of people.

It's weird, as if station wagons are for pansies, SUVs and trucks are for men!
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 21, 2022 at 10:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
:lol: 784 Views / 54 Replies  
:lol:
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 20, 2022 at 11:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think that more of an enabling move, because... 784 Views / 54 Replies  
I think that more of an enabling move, because owners don't have to pay a price for the increased costs these vehicles have (e. g. in terms of road surface degradation and environmental damages)....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 20, 2022 at 10:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The fact that pickups are the most popular motor... 784 Views / 54 Replies  
The fact that pickups are the most popular motor vehicle in the US tells you that they are no longer built using the “form follows function” paradigm, just like SUVs became less good at offroading...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 20, 2022 at 08:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, but the time(s) on the package are still... 384,045 Views / 1,001 Replies  
Yes, but the time(s) on the package are still important enough for me to look for them and then set a timer of [printed time] - 2 minutes. When the timer goes off, I'll start hovering near the pot...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 20, 2022 at 08:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes. Spaghetti are “the worst”. You can get... 384,045 Views / 1,001 Replies  
Yes.
Spaghetti are “the worst”. You can get some that need 12 minutes, 9 minutes and 6-7 minutes, and they look nigh identical. And when you overcook pasta by 30 % or so, they do get very mushy.
...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 20, 2022 at 04:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This is easily one of my Top 3 and most beautiful... 10,908 Views / 122 Replies  
This is easily one of my Top 3 and most beautiful Macs ever built. The G4 towers that followed it were much more conservative and less playful. Ease of use for maintenance was second-to-none, you...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 20, 2022 at 12:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There are a few very good Youtube channels... 291 Views / 6 Replies  
There are a few very good Youtube channels dedicated to that. Here are a few I like:

Airspace (https://www.youtube.com/c/AirspaceVideos): This pilot of a Swiss airline started a Youtube channel...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 19, 2022 at 08:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How much faster does the 14” feel? Does the 14”... 1,127 Views / 14 Replies  
How much faster does the 14” feel? Does the 14” have the M1 Pro or the Max? How much of a difference does the added GPU power make when navigating spaces and the like?

The only reason that is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 18, 2022 at 09:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t know, pointing out hypocrisy at this... 246 Views / 6 Replies  
I don’t know, pointing out hypocrisy at this point feels quaint and unproductive. It’ll get a laugh with the right audience (= us, I guess), but it wouldn’t change anyone’s mind about her. Lots of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 17, 2022 at 08:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
As of last month I‘ve officially become a member... 10,908 Views / 122 Replies  
As of last month I‘ve officially become a member of the 20-year club, too. It is amazing to think that I‘ve been here half of my life! :mind_blown:

Edit: I just realized we are in the year of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 11, 2022 at 09:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Why do you insist it is an unintended... 1,565,691 Views / 3,495 Replies  
Why do you insist it is an unintended consequence? I don‘t think there is a long cause-effect chain here, it is plain as day that whenever you need to identify yourself that you need to do this with...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 8, 2022 at 08:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Aren't you referring to intended consequences?... 1,565,691 Views / 3,495 Replies  
Aren't you referring to intended consequences? And why do you keep on writing that citizens run background checks on each other?

I think it will be found unconstitutional, but I don't think it is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 8, 2022 at 04:49 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, except that because of the complexity of... 1,565,691 Views / 3,495 Replies  
Yeah, except that because of the complexity of the system there is no way to predict the impact with certainty. Even experts only understand facets. An expert on pandemics and an expert on 12K...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 8, 2022 at 03:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't get it. There would still be background... 1,565,691 Views / 3,495 Replies  
I don't get it. There would still be background checks for sales with dealers, and the information that needs to be exchanged is identical. Unless you are criticizing that people can currently get...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 8, 2022 at 03:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Fair enough, I had forgotten about that. So... 1,127 Views / 14 Replies  
Fair enough, I had forgotten about that. So perhaps the period really is slower.

I really have the impression that a lot of the new features rely on functionality included in M-series SoCs, so...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 8, 2022 at 02:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
At least the arguments in my last reply do not... 1,565,691 Views / 3,495 Replies  
At least the arguments in my last reply do not depend on that. Like I wrote in my last paragraph, I still don't see why this is a relevant or even useful way to think about problems. At best, only a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 8, 2022 at 02:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, the same goes for purchasing a house or a... 1,565,691 Views / 3,495 Replies  
Yes, the same goes for purchasing a house or a vehicle, which you also need to register with the state.

Why would that have no implications on privacy? If stores had to run background checks,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 8, 2022 at 01:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
In response to you wrote: Also in... 1,565,691 Views / 3,495 Replies  
In response to

you wrote:

Also in earlier posts you insisted that people must have [url=http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?p=4425376#post4425376]“the willingness to tolerate the negative...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 8, 2022 at 01:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
In principle, you can think of ways to allow for... 1,565,691 Views / 3,495 Replies  
In principle, you can think of ways to allow for private sales but ensure background checks. For example, you could force people to go to the local police or sherif's office and conclude the sale...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 7, 2022 at 11:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
To me it feels like you are deflecting. I have... 1,565,691 Views / 3,495 Replies  
To me it feels like you are deflecting. I have just stated that polls show there is broad and consistent support across the political spectrum for banning all sales without background checks.
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Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 7, 2022 at 11:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think they will aim to support Intel Macs for 5... 1,127 Views / 14 Replies  
I think they will aim to support Intel Macs for 5 years or so. Given that they still sell the x86-based Mac Pro, that should be 2027 or so.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 7, 2022 at 11:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, they seem to be more aggressive with... 1,127 Views / 14 Replies  
Yeah, they seem to be more aggressive with cutting off machines.
To be fair, I had lots of problems with iOS15 on my iPhone 7 — it was constantly running out of RAM and would then promptly kill...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 7, 2022 at 08:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That‘s a separate question. And as long as there... 1,565,691 Views / 3,495 Replies  
That‘s a separate question. And as long as there isn‘t a concrete proposal on the table, also not necessary.

Overall, it seems you are trying hard to dismiss the poll. When there is such broad...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 7, 2022 at 07:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
WWDC 2022: opinions and impressions? 1,127 Views / 14 Replies  
I think this was a really good one: with so many of the features I found myself saying “I‘m going to use that!” Plus, it was nice to see predictable UI elements. When they showed off the new Lock...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 7, 2022 at 07:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You seem to argue that most people “don't know... 1,565,691 Views / 3,495 Replies  
You seem to argue that most people “don't know what they are voting for”, and that you view a ban on private sales without background check as a negative. In combination, it seems like a version of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 7, 2022 at 03:03 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think the important qualification here is that... 1,565,691 Views / 3,495 Replies  
I think the important qualification here is that this is strictly voluntary, so people choose to have their property destroyed (potentially in exchange for money, gift cards or what not). This is no...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 7, 2022 at 01:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The question is “all sales”, so it includes... 1,565,691 Views / 3,495 Replies  
The question is “all sales”, so it includes private sales. Your argument sounds as if you think that “many people aren't aware what ‘all sales’ really means and thus say something they didn't mean to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 7, 2022 at 12:13 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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