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Utilities aren't subject to actual competitive or... 13,294 Views / 136 Replies  
Utilities aren't subject to actual competitive or regulatory pressure in most places in the U.S.

Quite the contrary, in fact.

This is worth your time (John Oliver from last weekend):
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Posted by Spheric Harlot, on May 18, 2022 at 11:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes. What is normal courtesy in Japan is a major... 471,604 Views / 1,580 Replies  
Yes. What is normal courtesy in Japan is a major infringement on personal freedoms in Germany. Especially if it's an appeal to "personal responsibility".

Covid has really brought out the best in...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on May 16, 2022 at 05:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Beatings, rape, and murder can just continue... 2,977 Views / 74 Replies  
Beatings, rape, and murder can just continue until morale improves.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on May 5, 2022 at 12:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Control of the southern coastal cities is vital... 2,977 Views / 74 Replies  
Control of the southern coastal cities is vital to Russia, because only that means control of the gas fields in coastal waters (which are among the twenty or so largest in the world).

If they...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on May 5, 2022 at 04:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Fucking Apple Watch is no longer unlocking my... 366,064 Views / 928 Replies  
Fucking Apple Watch is no longer unlocking my Mac.

When I try to turn the feature back on, it tells me that my Watch needs to be logged into my iCloud account using the Watch app on iPhone.
...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on May 3, 2022 at 12:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I believe the issue is that gasoline (and... 3,552 Views / 62 Replies  
I believe the issue is that gasoline (and especially diesel) is a lubricant, which alcohol is not.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 29, 2022 at 10:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
$8.10/gallon at the cheapest gas station near... 3,552 Views / 62 Replies  
$8.10/gallon at the cheapest gas station near here.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 29, 2022 at 09:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I can't imagine how disheartening and frustrating... 471,604 Views / 1,580 Replies  
I can't imagine how disheartening and frustrating that must feel.

I'm so sorry.

No wonder people here are quitting the nursing profession in droves.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 28, 2022 at 06:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Americans constantly assuming that everything... 366,064 Views / 928 Replies  
Americans constantly assuming that everything that's not outright fascism is "left-wing".

It's fucking annoying.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 21, 2022 at 01:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
For a completely arbitrary definition of... 1,545,820 Views / 3,419 Replies  
For a completely arbitrary definition of "centrist".

The "Far left" in your explanation is actually pretty much the center. "Making sure everybody's needs are met" is literally the only job any...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 21, 2022 at 01:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No, it's PRE-societal selection pressure. Society... 1,545,820 Views / 3,419 Replies  
No, it's PRE-societal selection pressure. Society works by ensuring the survival of the society, not of the individual. Simply having lots of babies is not an advantage to survival of society, unless...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 19, 2022 at 02:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Again, following this line of argumentation... 1,545,820 Views / 3,419 Replies  
Again, following this line of argumentation implicitly adopts a line of thinking that is mostly used to justify any sort of "culling" of society — because that's allegedly the "evolutionary pressure"...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 19, 2022 at 08:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Current “conservative” strategy is ensuring that... 1,545,820 Views / 3,419 Replies  
Current “conservative” strategy is ensuring that nature will do even better at killing us within the next century, or even decades, from the looks of it.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 18, 2022 at 05:00 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Arguing the social Darwinist route that political... 1,545,820 Views / 3,419 Replies  
Arguing the social Darwinist route that political leanings are adaptive evolution is horseshit, I’m afraid.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 17, 2022 at 06:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Context: Tennessee. ... 1,545,820 Views / 3,419 Replies  
Context: Tennessee.

https://amp.tennessean.com/amp/9479778002
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 9, 2022 at 02:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think that was an inadvertent result of having... 1,545,820 Views / 3,419 Replies  
I think that was an inadvertent result of having to write a new law that defined marriage as exclusively between one biological male and one biological female.

As such, it’s already been deemed...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 8, 2022 at 02:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That is standard right-wing argumentation... 1,545,820 Views / 3,419 Replies  
That is standard right-wing argumentation tactics.

Our own fascist-populist right-wing party does the same: for every given subject (other than those informed by outright racism or xenophobia),...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 6, 2022 at 10:37 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That is not "conservatism". That is... 1,545,820 Views / 3,419 Replies  
That is not "conservatism". That is neoliberalism. The belief in naked egotism and personal advantage over any social responsibility.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 5, 2022 at 11:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Tr*mp could be associated with many, many... 1,545,820 Views / 3,419 Replies  
Tr*mp could be associated with many, many qualities, but "compassion" and "empathy" are two that he has shown complete inability to even begin to comprehend.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 4, 2022 at 07:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh, the Greens were quite unequivocal, and I'm... 3,325 Views / 61 Replies  
Oh, the Greens were quite unequivocal, and I'm pretty sure that Laschet would have continued to finish Nordstream 2. Who knows if that might even have staved off the invasion another few years.
...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Mar 29, 2022 at 03:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not sure who the "we" is, but we over here... 3,325 Views / 61 Replies  
I'm not sure who the "we" is, but we over here care because it's happening literally one country over, and we're currently accommodating about half a million refugees and rising.

It's "strategic"...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Mar 27, 2022 at 10:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Is that "niche", though? I mean: Am I... 15,579 Views / 191 Replies  
Is that "niche", though?

I mean:

Am I a total outlier here? I wonder.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Mar 17, 2022 at 01:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Durr. I was thinking of AR. Still, point... 15,579 Views / 191 Replies  
Durr. I was thinking of AR.

Still, point being: there’s billions of people who regularly use video features.

Comparing VR to 4K video really isn’t a good argument, in my view.

The use...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Mar 17, 2022 at 09:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Given that most iPhones don't have physical zoom,... 15,579 Views / 191 Replies  
Given that most iPhones don't have physical zoom, 4K resolution translates to a little more than 1080p when edited in many cases.

Also, per anecdotal evidence:
Literally *everyone* I know...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Mar 16, 2022 at 05:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So I'm getting that there is a market for VR in... 15,579 Views / 191 Replies  
So I'm getting that there is a market for VR in extremely specialised niches like product design and surgeons' training.

The mass market appeal, however, is gaming and the occasional gimmick.
...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Mar 15, 2022 at 04:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Honest question: what would you be using VR for? ... 15,579 Views / 191 Replies  
Honest question: what would you be using VR for?

Beyond gaming, I’m really struggling to see the market everybody seems to be hyping up.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Mar 12, 2022 at 02:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
a) I've known Americans who did (including my... 366,064 Views / 928 Replies  
a) I've known Americans who did (including my history teacher).

b) English is widely natively spoken outside of America. ;)
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Mar 7, 2022 at 05:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
These are all fine. This one is not: "a... 366,064 Views / 928 Replies  
These are all fine.

This one is not: "a honorable mention"
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Mar 7, 2022 at 05:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No. There is no vegan product in either cheese... 366,064 Views / 928 Replies  
No. There is no vegan product in either cheese section. One is only packaged sliced cheese for bread, the other is grated cheese, halloumi, grill cheese, processed cheese, Velveeta… AND sliced cheese...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Mar 4, 2022 at 03:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They did that at my main supermarket few years... 366,064 Views / 928 Replies  
They did that at my main supermarket few years ago. Drove me NUTS.

Especially since they also changed what products they stock (different markets of the same chain will stock very different...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Mar 3, 2022 at 05:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Now we need Shaddim to explain how he needs one... 3,930 Views / 49 Replies  
Now we need Shaddim to explain how he needs one to tow his two wives' horse trailers or huge logs on his estate or something.

That would complete the flashback.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Mar 3, 2022 at 11:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's like nothing ever changed… Beautiful. :) 3,930 Views / 49 Replies  
It's like nothing ever changed…

Beautiful. :)
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Mar 1, 2022 at 03:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Simple: There's an endless supply of suckers. ... 3,930 Views / 49 Replies  
Simple: There's an endless supply of suckers.

There's one born every day, at least.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Feb 23, 2022 at 02:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
With all due respect, Glenn, you're totally... 3,930 Views / 49 Replies  
With all due respect, Glenn, you're totally underestimating what's going on:

Science denialism, and especially the massive wave kicked off when Andrew Wakefield was run out of Britain in shame...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Feb 23, 2022 at 01:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We've had strong gale / storm winds the last two... 414,130 Views / 915 Replies  
We've had strong gale / storm winds the last two days here in central/northern Europe. (It's calmed down since yesterday.)
That looks like a furniture truck loaded with mattresses or sofas or so....
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Feb 20, 2022 at 05:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm absolutely on board with questioning the... 414,130 Views / 915 Replies  
I'm absolutely on board with questioning the minds of those who would award Olympic Winter Games to a place without snow, or the World Cup to a place where it is invariably FAR too hot to ever...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Feb 12, 2022 at 03:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
1. It's a former steel mill, not a nuclear power... 414,130 Views / 915 Replies  
1. It's a former steel mill, not a nuclear power plant.

2. The mill was decommissioned and the whole area turned into a recreational "industrial landmark park". We have those here in Germany as...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Feb 12, 2022 at 01:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow. Glad to see him immediately get up and start... 414,130 Views / 915 Replies  
Wow. Glad to see him immediately get up and start shouting at the driver.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Feb 8, 2022 at 08:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
At a certain point, "infiltration" becomes... 9,925 Views / 89 Replies  
At a certain point, "infiltration" becomes self-sustaining. If you have enough fascists in key roles and jobs, there is no need to be "invisible" because the environment supports even the more brazen...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jan 18, 2022 at 04:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So the infiltration goes way beyond that…it's... 9,925 Views / 89 Replies  
So the infiltration goes way beyond that…it's systemic.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jan 18, 2022 at 03:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The list of things "even Republicans" wouldn't do... 9,925 Views / 89 Replies  
The list of things "even Republicans" wouldn't do has shrunk at an alarming rate over the past decade, and in increasingly unimaginable ways over the past year and a half.

There are literally Q...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jan 16, 2022 at 09:13 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Also, pizza topped with pineapple and ham. 2,346 Views / 11 Replies  
Also, pizza topped with pineapple and ham.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jan 15, 2022 at 07:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Baked toast topped with ham, pineapple, and... 2,346 Views / 11 Replies  
Baked toast topped with ham, pineapple, and processed "cheese".
...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jan 15, 2022 at 06:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My impression is that there were a number of... 9,925 Views / 89 Replies  
My impression is that there were a number of plans, but most of them weren't coordinated with each other.

Had they been, the United States would probably look a lot different on the surface than...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jan 14, 2022 at 10:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
So Milo wasn’t "cancelled" in the sense that... 1,545,820 Views / 3,419 Replies  
So Milo wasn’t "cancelled" in the sense that tends to apply to de-platforming as a way to silence someone.

He was ostracised for being a piece of shit, and lost access to virtually all platforms...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jan 12, 2022 at 06:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t think it’s productive to give those... 9,925 Views / 89 Replies  
I don’t think it’s productive to give those bullshit ideas the attention, when their only purpose is to deflect attention.

While you’re explaining away bullshit that isn’t believed by those who...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jan 7, 2022 at 06:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
„I imagine“ is imagined truth. There is nothing... 1,545,820 Views / 3,419 Replies  
„I imagine“ is imagined truth. There is nothing factual about that statement. She isn’t cancelled: none of the people you have mentioned are „cancelled“.

They face public opposition, because...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jan 6, 2022 at 07:04 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It’s no longer even so much as veiled that German... 471,604 Views / 1,580 Replies  
It’s no longer even so much as veiled that German government’s insistence upon in-person classes is purely to park kids during the day, so that parents can continue to go to work.

For context:...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jan 6, 2022 at 06:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
:lol::lol::lol: 414,130 Views / 915 Replies  
:lol::lol::lol:
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jan 4, 2022 at 03:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'll rephrase, because it seems I wasn't getting... 1,545,820 Views / 3,419 Replies  
I'll rephrase, because it seems I wasn't getting across:

In a free market, a vendor gets to choose what is best for his platform — e.g. what generates the most profit, long-term.

If the...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Dec 27, 2021 at 07:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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