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Speaking for MacNN and not Reddit, people with a... 231 Views / 10 Replies  
Speaking for MacNN and not Reddit, people with a history of abuse don’t need to receive a warning in every single instance. Still, at least here permabans were quite rare.

If they have been told...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 09:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Good point. We even used an infraction system... 231 Views / 10 Replies  
Good point.
We even used an infraction system here for a while so that other mods and admins knew that someone has been warned before and when.

Do they immediately delete accounts? Reddit...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 21, 2022 at 09:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t know the context, but I know your online... 231 Views / 10 Replies  
I don’t know the context, but I know your online persona to some degree. My read is that you were banned, because the mods thought you behaved like a dick. You took your frustration (which I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 21, 2022 at 08:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A few days ago, Zelensky’s TV show popped up on... 3,036 Views / 75 Replies  
A few days ago, Zelensky’s TV show popped up on Netflix (at least here in Japan) and we gave it a try. It is quite funny (a mixture of the ridiculous and the sophisticated with a dash of slap stick)...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 21, 2022 at 07:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, really seems like they are cheating federal... 13,539 Views / 146 Replies  
Yeah, really seems like they are cheating federal law here. (Which as I understand it was the rationale behind not connecting in the first place.)
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 20, 2022 at 03:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Imports? From where? I thought the Texan grid... 13,539 Views / 146 Replies  
Imports? From where? I thought the Texan grid wasn't connected to other states? Or are those imports from Mexico?
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 20, 2022 at 01:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think @subego coined this term by himself, and... 472,505 Views / 1,582 Replies  
I think @subego coined this term by himself, and he means by that organs donated by someone for someone they know (as opposed to anonymous donations where you have to wait for a donor organ to become...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 19, 2022 at 02:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think we should also not forget that other... 265,098 Views / 951 Replies  
I think we should also not forget that other states include mentions of ectopic pregnancies. Even qualifiers like “if applicable” do not change the fact that ectopic pregnancies are included for no...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 19, 2022 at 12:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I believe you. Although I reckon that depends on... 13,539 Views / 146 Replies  
I believe you. Although I reckon that depends on the geography and topology. I live by the seaside, and very often temperature and wind are coupled, depending on whether the wind blows colder air...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 18, 2022 at 09:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That's exactly the point I was making in my post... 265,098 Views / 951 Replies  
That's exactly the point I was making in my post that sparked this tangent (https://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?p=4425133#post4425133): people who have no idea about the science are in charge of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 18, 2022 at 09:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That logic seems weird and is unconvincing. ... 265,098 Views / 951 Replies  
That logic seems weird and is unconvincing.
Why not write that you expressly only allow abortions when the fetus is not viable and a risk to the mother’s health? Ectopic pregnancies need not be...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 18, 2022 at 07:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think you are completely missing the forest for... 265,098 Views / 951 Replies  
I think you are completely missing the forest for the trees:
- Why include ectopic pregnancies at all in the law? Ectopic pregnancies are not viable and are always a risk to the health, fertility...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 18, 2022 at 06:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That does not seem to be the case for all state... 265,098 Views / 951 Replies  
That does not seem to be the case for all state laws, e. g. Missouri’s law ( https://www.yahoo.com/news/missouri-seeks-ban-abortion-even-182634595.html?guccounter=1). AFAIK the trigger is Roe vs....
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 17, 2022 at 08:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Come on, that’s a cheap shot. The idea isn’t... 265,098 Views / 951 Replies  
Come on, that’s a cheap shot.
The idea isn’t new. E. g. the Challenger Disaster was famously investigated by such a commission. In other countries, this is common, too. Germany’s parliamentarians...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 17, 2022 at 06:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@subego I understand the point you were trying... 472,505 Views / 1,582 Replies  
@subego
I understand the point you were trying to make. That’s why I was asking whether there exists a legal distinction between “ordinary” (living) donors and what you called “surplus donors”. And...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 17, 2022 at 12:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
QFT. I think it is so easy to forget that most... 265,098 Views / 951 Replies  
QFT.
I think it is so easy to forget that most of the discussion is among men, and the ones most in favor of restrictions seem to have little-to-no-knowledge when it comes to biology and the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 16, 2022 at 09:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Plus, I’d say that everyone knows that this is... 265,098 Views / 951 Replies  
Plus, I’d say that everyone knows that this is kabuki theater. If Susan Collins were to claim she has been deceived, she is either stupid or unfit for office, or she just hoped she didn’t have to pay...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 16, 2022 at 07:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Does the concept of a “surplus organ” really... 472,505 Views / 1,582 Replies  
Does the concept of a “surplus organ” really exist in the US medical system? (@bstone, feel free to chime in.)

I was recently in Europe and was able to sample the attitudes of three different...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 16, 2022 at 06:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
As fun an intellectual exercise this is, I think... 265,098 Views / 951 Replies  
As fun an intellectual exercise this is, I think we should go back to reality and just know that not even government-mandated parental leave is on the legislative table. Going from there to having...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 15, 2022 at 11:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't know what the wind is like in Texas these... 13,539 Views / 146 Replies  
I don't know what the wind is like in Texas these days, I'm just saying that heat doesn't impact wind power plants the same way it impacts nuclear and fossil fuel power plants. (For sure heat has an...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 15, 2022 at 11:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
In Japan masks are soft-mandated everywhere. With... 472,505 Views / 1,582 Replies  
In Japan masks are soft-mandated everywhere. With much of the population vaccinated, I hope society will relax in a bit when outdoors. But indoors, I'm perfectly fine wearing a mask. Not a hassle at...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 15, 2022 at 08:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My suspicion is that if renewables were to blame,... 13,539 Views / 146 Replies  
My suspicion is that if renewables were to blame, you’d hear about it, if not from ERCOT then from Texan politicians. At least I don’t see a way how wind and solar are directly impacted as they do...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 15, 2022 at 07:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m married now, no more adventures of this kind... 265,098 Views / 951 Replies  
I’m married now, no more adventures of this kind for me ;)
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 15, 2022 at 07:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t think they will repeal the ban on mixed... 265,098 Views / 951 Replies  
I don’t think they will repeal the ban on mixed race marriages, culture has moved too far. But contraception and gay marriage might be on the chopping block — the more recent, the easier it is to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 15, 2022 at 05:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t think that’s the conclusion you arrive... 265,098 Views / 951 Replies  
I don’t think that’s the conclusion you arrive at. The point is that according to data transwomen are not a threat to women whereas they are subject to abuse. Sending them to the men’s room would...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 15, 2022 at 05:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You don’t need to go that far. Just think of a... 265,098 Views / 951 Replies  
You don’t need to go that far. Just think of a normal couple on the lower end of the economic spectrum:
- There is no government-mandated maternity leave in the US.
- Births and maternity-related...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 15, 2022 at 01:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That cuts both ways: not teaching children does... 265,098 Views / 951 Replies  
That cuts both ways: not teaching children does harm, too. E. g. my sex ed in the US was abstinence-only.

Others feeling discomfort because of one’s mere existence is not harm. Many men also feel...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 15, 2022 at 01:03 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I remember one time on a bus to uni when my 20... 427 Views / 14 Replies  
I remember one time on a bus to uni when my 20 gig iPod was quite new, this other kid had another harddrive-based mp3 player, but one with a 2.5” notebook harddrive. He made a point of playing with...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 12, 2022 at 06:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What a run. I had a second-gen 20 GB iPod,... 427 Views / 14 Replies  
What a run. I had a second-gen 20 GB iPod, probably the most expensive iPod ever made. I loved, loved, loved that thing and kept it until the headphone jack broke. The first-gen nano I got after that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 12, 2022 at 01:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
True, but I think a few decades ago this was less... 265,098 Views / 951 Replies  
True, but I think a few decades ago this was less polarized than now, i. e. there were a few pro-choice Republicans and a few anti-abortion Democrats. So just looking at that number likely does not...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 9, 2022 at 03:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That's good to know. Although I reckon this will... 472,505 Views / 1,582 Replies  
That's good to know. Although I reckon this will disincentivize some people from getting vaccinated.

That's good to know, although I reckon how much these people might frustrate you and your...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 8, 2022 at 10:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
True, but I reckon they thought back then that... 265,098 Views / 951 Replies  
True, but I reckon they thought back then that abortion was settled and they didn‘t need to touch it. Likewise, Republicans in Congress also made zero effort to introduce abortion-related federal...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 8, 2022 at 08:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Agreed. Plus, a majority in the Senate is not... 265,098 Views / 951 Replies  
Agreed. Plus, a majority in the Senate is not enough, they would have needed 60 votes. I don’t see that happening. Perhaps they could have gotten 52 or 53, but not more than that.
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 6, 2022 at 11:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Correct. And in addition Russia would have access... 3,036 Views / 75 Replies  
Correct. And in addition Russia would have access to port cities, something else that I reckon Putin considers vital. But this narrow strip seems vulnerable, and it isn’t clear to me whether Russia...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 5, 2022 at 08:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Small correction: everything but The Matrix and... 165,290 Views / 456 Replies  
Small correction: everything but The Matrix and Sens8. Sens8 was epically great.
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 4, 2022 at 11:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Be careful what you wish for. I’d rather have a... 3,036 Views / 75 Replies  
Be careful what you wish for. I’d rather have a Putin with all his mental faculties intact rather, he has his own nuclear buttons he can push after all. Plus, someone who is sober and mentally strong...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 4, 2022 at 10:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think that’s your opinion that this is the... 265,098 Views / 951 Replies  
I think that’s your opinion that this is the “only viable strategy”, but that’s clearly not the case. We don’t have to agree on what the best strategy is, but denying there is more than one is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 4, 2022 at 07:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, and in principle there was nothing stopping... 265,098 Views / 951 Replies  
Yes, and in principle there was nothing stopping SCOTUS to simply uphold precedent either.

Everybody involved knew and knows what is going on: after getting a conservative supermajority on the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 4, 2022 at 11:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If you are in favor of reversing Roe vs. Wade and... 265,098 Views / 951 Replies  
If you are in favor of reversing Roe vs. Wade and Casey, given the composition of the Supreme Court and the political climate, absolutely!

If you are against a reversal, I don't think you had any...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 4, 2022 at 10:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
My feeling is that the bar of a criminal... 16,914 Views / 184 Replies  
My feeling is that the bar of a criminal conviction is too high, especially if it turns out to be true that the supplier of the blanks was the party that snafu’d here. I am not a lawyer, but I would...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 4, 2022 at 04:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
But in this alternate universe, the live round... 16,914 Views / 184 Replies  
But in this alternate universe, the live round could have been in the first chamber, too. Or if they had to do 3 takes, then the chance of a live round going off would have been about 50 % (not sure...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 4, 2022 at 04:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think this is a mischaracterization of what has... 265,098 Views / 951 Replies  
I think this is a mischaracterization of what has happened. I don’t think people in favor of letting Roe and Casey stand were painting poor Alito into a corner. But rather states like Mississippi...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 4, 2022 at 04:30 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think it was a good idea to make the movie... 165,290 Views / 456 Replies  
I think it was a good idea to make the movie meta. Clearly, it was a risk and not everyone is going to like it, but I prefer that to a CGI bonanza with no story. I’m glad they de-emphasized humans as...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 4, 2022 at 04:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Since I don’t know anything about US firearms... 16,914 Views / 184 Replies  
Since I don’t know anything about US firearms laws and regulations, I am just telling you I am listening. Thank you, @subego, for digging up this article. I agree, if this is accurate, then in my...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 3, 2022 at 04:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The way I read the signs, that was never on the... 265,098 Views / 951 Replies  
The way I read the signs, that was never on the table. When the Garland nomination was blocked in the Senate by simply not holding any hearings and then appointing Gorsuch, I thought that within a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 3, 2022 at 04:29 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yesterday, my family and I were flying back home... 3,036 Views / 75 Replies  
Yesterday, my family and I were flying back home from a trip to Europe. There was a delay with disembarkation, and I struck up a conversation with “our” flight attendant (she was sitting in the jump...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 3, 2022 at 02:33 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m not surprised, this was literally decades in... 265,098 Views / 951 Replies  
I’m not surprised, this was literally decades in the making. If you make opposition to a woman’s right to an abortion a selection criterion, this is what happens.
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 3, 2022 at 02:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That’s good to hear. Although in some countries I... 472,505 Views / 1,582 Replies  
That’s good to hear. Although in some countries I have heard that there is still pressure on the medical system, it just has shifted from the stations for the super sick to regular stations. Is that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 3, 2022 at 01:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes! The last episodes were good, but felt a... 165,290 Views / 456 Replies  
Yes!
The last episodes were good, but felt a bit rushed. I wish they could have spread the story over one regular or even two seasons. There was more than enough material, me thinks. But the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 2, 2022 at 07:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Can you tell us how the Omicron wave compares to... 472,505 Views / 1,582 Replies  
Can you tell us how the Omicron wave compares to the previous waves? It seems a lot of countries (currently I’m in France) have simply decided the Covid pandemic is over, period, and we just don’t...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 25, 2022 at 02:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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