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If you've been quiet through 300+ years of... 44,637 Views / 333 Replies  
If you've been quiet through 300+ years of systematic, planned, purposeful oppression and violence, of extralegal executions and law enforcement that condones, participates in, and refuses to...
Posted by Laminar, on May 29, 2020 at 08:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You're missing his point entirely. This feels... 14,092 Views / 540 Replies  
You're missing his point entirely. This feels like the roundabout discussion all over again.
Posted by Laminar, on May 27, 2020 at 08:16 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Analogy. VLC opens any type of video, GC would... 61,659 Views / 384 Replies  
Analogy. VLC opens any type of video, GC would open any type of image.
Posted by Laminar, on May 26, 2020 at 08:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Got my economic impact payment yesterday...in the... 14,092 Views / 540 Replies  
Got my economic impact payment yesterday...in the form of a prepaid debit card like it’s some shitty rebate for buying spark plugs or something. I seriously almost threw it away, everything about the...
Posted by Laminar, on May 23, 2020 at 07:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Triggering my nostalgia with that one. Like VLC... 61,659 Views / 384 Replies  
Triggering my nostalgia with that one. Like VLC for image files.
Posted by Laminar, on May 23, 2020 at 07:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
^ found the spammer. 457 Views / 12 Replies  
^ found the spammer.
Posted by Laminar, on May 19, 2020 at 03:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumb... 44,637 Views / 333 Replies  
https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2017/06/25/18/minority-report.jpg
Posted by Laminar, on May 19, 2020 at 02:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It sounds a lot meaner than it goes - '69 was... 1,000 Views / 33 Replies  
It sounds a lot meaner than it goes - '69 was pre-emissions and the general malaise that followed, but it's not the high performance V8 - more bark than bite. I swapped from 2.70 to 3.73 gears in the...
Posted by Laminar, on May 19, 2020 at 12:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Those wheels are awesome, I bet that thing's a... 1,000 Views / 33 Replies  
Those wheels are awesome, I bet that thing's a hoot.
Posted by Laminar, on May 19, 2020 at 07:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Are you saying that unless an article about bad... 14,092 Views / 540 Replies  
Are you saying that unless an article about bad Covid responses includes more than just Trump, it feels like a Trump hitpiece and is less likely to be written from an objective perspective?
Posted by Laminar, on May 18, 2020 at 02:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I was ordered to use up half my PTO by the... 1,000 Views / 33 Replies  
I was ordered to use up half my PTO by the halfway point of the year, so I took all of last week off. In between taking care of kids while the wife was still working, I put in some time on my Cougar....
Posted by Laminar, on May 18, 2020 at 11:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I stack them on top of my self-propelled push... 1,000 Views / 33 Replies  
I stack them on top of my self-propelled push mower and drive it around the yard.

I have to store my snow blower in the basement over the summer because there's literally no more room for anything...
Posted by Laminar, on May 18, 2020 at 07:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I use a #0.5 clipper all over everything every... 14,092 Views / 540 Replies  
I use a #0.5 clipper all over everything every couple of weeks, so nothing has changed for me. I think I'm naturally a Rob Corddry. so it'd be pretty embarrassing if I didn't. I also cut the 7 year...
Posted by Laminar, on May 15, 2020 at 08:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
And single core performance on the Air is better,... 588 Views / 5 Replies  
And single core performance on the Air is better, I guess that's the 10th gen vs 8th gen coming through? Pro gets the touchbar (which I don't want anyway) and I guess a better screen.

Or I could...
Posted by Laminar, on May 15, 2020 at 08:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That would probably be cheaper than buying it by... 1,000 Views / 33 Replies  
That would probably be cheaper than buying it by the bag. I’d have to invest in a wheelbarrow to get it where it needs to go, so the bags are nice in that case.

The city actually offers free wood...
Posted by Laminar, on May 15, 2020 at 08:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What’s the value proposition of the $1200 MBP vs... 588 Views / 5 Replies  
What’s the value proposition of the $1200 MBP vs the $1200 MBA? The Air has twice the SSD storage. Is the Pro any more expandable or upgradable? Same keyboard, trackpad, same two stupid ports.
Posted by Laminar, on May 15, 2020 at 08:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ooo, forgot about the immersion blender I bought... 2,469 Views / 114 Replies  
Ooo, forgot about the immersion blender I bought last year to do homemade mayo. I'll have to give that a shot. We ran out of vanilla though, so it will have to wait until the next grocery trip.

I...
Posted by Laminar, on May 13, 2020 at 06:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What does the breaking point look like? Iowa has... 14,092 Views / 540 Replies  
What does the breaking point look like? Iowa has had a terrible response to this (Trump wanna-be governor), and has the terrible numbers to show for it. I'm expected to be back in the office full...
Posted by Laminar, on May 13, 2020 at 05:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Our projector started shutting off on its own. I... 1,000 Views / 33 Replies  
Our projector started shutting off on its own. I just replaced the bulb near the beginning of quarantine so I didn't think it would be that. I pulled the bult and looked inside and saw something...
Posted by Laminar, on May 13, 2020 at 05:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve had a big jar of yeast in the freezer for a... 2,469 Views / 114 Replies  
I’ve had a big jar of yeast in the freezer for a couple years now that I work out of for pizza crust. The stuff is still active so far.
Posted by Laminar, on May 12, 2020 at 01:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So good. Rich and creamy. Not quite like homemade... 2,469 Views / 114 Replies  
So good. Rich and creamy. Not quite like homemade ice cream in one of those loud stirry things, but a little closer to some kind of soft serve/whipped cream hybrid. Just shook up four individual...
Posted by Laminar, on May 12, 2020 at 01:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
THIS IS NOT A DRILL. ... 2,469 Views / 114 Replies  
THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

http://www.mikaelvroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/img_9741-450x600.jpg

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/09/at-home/virus-make-ice-cream-in-a-mason-jar.html

Legit. It...
Posted by Laminar, on May 12, 2020 at 08:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Holy cow is there a decent dock out there for... 588 Views / 5 Replies  
Holy cow is there a decent dock out there for under $100? I had no idea it was going to be an extra $140+ just to get some real USB ports to plug in his existing backup drive.
Posted by Laminar, on May 10, 2020 at 02:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
MBP for Dad 588 Views / 5 Replies  
Dad's looking at replacing his 2009 MacBook (finally). It's his main computer for schoolwork. He uses it on a desk without an external monitor or keyboard. He wants the 13" size and his budget is...
Posted by Laminar, on May 10, 2020 at 02:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Your phone knows you well, I'd say. 2,469 Views / 114 Replies  
Your phone knows you well, I'd say.
Posted by Laminar, on May 7, 2020 at 12:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Reminds me of this clip.... 14,614 Views / 100 Replies  
Reminds me of this clip. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oMTmtN7lHI)
Posted by Laminar, on May 7, 2020 at 09:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
But that's like...the entire persona you've built... 14,092 Views / 540 Replies  
But that's like...the entire persona you've built up here. "I'm brilliant and know everything and I'm always right. The people that disagree with me are stupid and 100% wrong and are the worst kind...
Posted by Laminar, on May 7, 2020 at 09:16 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Hahaha - Medium and YouTube? How are those... 14,092 Views / 540 Replies  
Hahaha - Medium and YouTube? How are those primary sources coming?
Posted by Laminar, on May 6, 2020 at 01:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Once late last week the connection slowed and... 1,447 Views / 13 Replies  
Once late last week the connection slowed and slowed until it stopped working, had to reset everything.

Again today (I'm gone) the same thing happened, wife got kicked out of a meeting.

What do...
Posted by Laminar, on May 5, 2020 at 10:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Costco yesterday: ... 14,092 Views / 540 Replies  
Costco yesterday:

http://www.mikaelvroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/61029863842__89142cb4-8cf4-4562-8268-03f09ac09d17-450x600.jpg
Posted by Laminar, on May 5, 2020 at 07:44 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Here's some personal random ridiculousness. I... 297,081 Views / 1,173 Replies  
Here's some personal random ridiculousness. I bought a car back in October. Drove down to Oklahoma to buy it used from a dealer down there. I ended up having one of the worst purchasing experiences...
Posted by Laminar, on May 5, 2020 at 07:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
John Collins was a raging success, but now I'm... 2,469 Views / 114 Replies  
John Collins was a raging success, but now I'm getting low on bourbon.



She is very insistent on helping with the scooping, pouring, and stirring. And if it means that she's not out there...
Posted by Laminar, on May 5, 2020 at 07:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Bourbon! We're trying to be better about cutting... 2,469 Views / 114 Replies  
Bourbon! We're trying to be better about cutting grocery expenses, and an easy place to do that is booze. So instead of stocking up on wine and beer I decided to go through and see what interesting...
Posted by Laminar, on May 4, 2020 at 01:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Menards was a shitshow on Friday, huge crowds... 14,092 Views / 540 Replies  
Menards was a shitshow on Friday, huge crowds everywhere, very few masks. Target was also terrible, many many entire (obese) families with both parents and several kids, few masks.

Went back to...
Posted by Laminar, on May 4, 2020 at 01:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It is. If your time has no value, it can be a fun... 1,040 Views / 15 Replies  
It is. If your time has no value, it can be a fun hobby. If you have better things to do, then the thing will crap out at the least convenient time.
Posted by Laminar, on May 4, 2020 at 09:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This weekend it was Monkey Bread ... 2,469 Views / 114 Replies  
This weekend it was Monkey Bread

http://www.mikaelvroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/img_9651-800x600.jpg

http://www.mikaelvroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/img_9652-800x600.jpg

We made...
Posted by Laminar, on May 4, 2020 at 09:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Just wrote a check for a new furnace and A/C. 18... 1,000 Views / 33 Replies  
Just wrote a check for a new furnace and A/C. 18 years old and original to the house. AC is been degrading in effectiveness over the past few years, finally called about it. It's an R-22 unit which...
Posted by Laminar, on May 2, 2020 at 10:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's HBO, so you know there has to be extraneous... 1,421 Views / 26 Replies  
It's HBO, so you know there has to be extraneous violence and nudity.

But yes, the whole thing is dark and gloomy. I watched the first season but couldn't get into the second for some reason.
Posted by Laminar, on May 2, 2020 at 07:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We did veggie tacos with avocado cream... 2,469 Views / 114 Replies  
We did veggie tacos with avocado cream (https://naturallyella.com/summer-vegetarian-tacos/) this week. Would definitely recommend - it's a great way to get lots of veggies and between the avocado and...
Posted by Laminar, on May 2, 2020 at 07:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Iowa's growth rate is spiking hard, governor is... 14,092 Views / 540 Replies  
Iowa's growth rate is spiking hard, governor is reopening non-essential business in 77/99 counties.
Posted by Laminar, on Apr 29, 2020 at 09:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Washer and Dryer installed and working. Wifi and... 1,000 Views / 33 Replies  
Washer and Dryer installed and working. Wifi and Alexa enabled, because who doesn't need to remotely voice-activate a washing machine?
...
Posted by Laminar, on Apr 29, 2020 at 09:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm glad they didn't drag it out forever. Having... 14,614 Views / 100 Replies  
I'm glad they didn't drag it out forever. Having to come up with an...OOPS THERE'S ANOTHER PROBLEM THE GANG HAS TO SOLVE for every season would get tiring. They told their story.

An ending where...
Posted by Laminar, on Apr 28, 2020 at 04:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A group of friends did a Netflix Party (Chrome... 1,421 Views / 26 Replies  
A group of friends did a Netflix Party (Chrome extension) to watch National Treasure. It was fun, I got to make snarky comments without getting punched in the arm for ruining the movie.

We're...
Posted by Laminar, on Apr 28, 2020 at 04:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It kind of did though - everyone ended up ... 14,614 Views / 100 Replies  
It kind of did though - everyone ended up

getting into the Good Place, and then getting exactly what they wanted, whether that was emotional closure or a new role or personhood.
Posted by Laminar, on Apr 28, 2020 at 12:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Found a recipe to use up the little bag of bread... 2,469 Views / 114 Replies  
Found a recipe to use up the little bag of bread flour I had on hand.

https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/homemade-artisan-bread/
...
Posted by Laminar, on Apr 28, 2020 at 12:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yesssssss 1,000 Views / 33 Replies  
Yesssssss
Posted by Laminar, on Apr 27, 2020 at 04:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We did some garage cleanup this weekend. Emptied... 1,000 Views / 33 Replies  
We did some garage cleanup this weekend. Emptied about 6 shelves worth of crap, filled up the garbage and recycling bins, organized all of the flammables in my metal cabinet, and called it a day.
...
Posted by Laminar, on Apr 27, 2020 at 04:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We had been rewatching The Office, but for some... 1,421 Views / 26 Replies  
We had been rewatching The Office, but for some reason switched over to rewatching New Girl.

I think that given today's climate, we're going for lighthearted and ultimately harmless.
Posted by Laminar, on Apr 27, 2020 at 01:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Installed the modem today, had to call the ISP so... 1,447 Views / 13 Replies  
Installed the modem today, had to call the ISP so they could activate it. Looks like it may have unlocked a little extra speed.

Previously:...
Posted by Laminar, on Apr 26, 2020 at 10:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That's inaccurate. What happens is that somebody... 882 Views / 17 Replies  
That's inaccurate. What happens is that somebody sends you an invite to a Zoom meeting. You click the link and it downloads and installs on its own, and you're able to instantly join a video...
Posted by Laminar, on Apr 24, 2020 at 01:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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