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Yes. Two months ago or so the wifi module of my... 23,934 Views / 223 Replies  
Yes. Two months ago or so the wifi module of my 13" MacBook Pro decided to die, so I am due for an update. I wanted to hold out for the first ARM-based Mac laptops, but I don't want to wait that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 14, 2019 at 08:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's a good tip and an authentic recipe (at... 596 Views / 36 Replies  
That's a good tip and an authentic recipe (at least in Japan).
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 12, 2019 at 12:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, you don’t want to leave him or her out …  3,106 Views / 61 Replies  
Well, you don’t want to leave him or her out … 
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 8, 2019 at 09:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That's why the initial testimony was and should... 3,106 Views / 61 Replies  
That's why the initial testimony was and should have been secret: otherwise witnesses will be able to adjust their testimony to match prior testimony. Sondland probably wanted to ensure not to be...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 5, 2019 at 08:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Unfortunately, my wife already owns a pair. She... 23,934 Views / 223 Replies  
Unfortunately, my wife already owns a pair. She gave me the green light to get a new pair after she got fed up with me using hers. It’s really a pity: in an airplane, the Airpods aren’t good, and I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 30, 2019 at 07:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Bastards! Apple released new AirPods a month... 23,934 Views / 223 Replies  
Bastards! Apple released new AirPods a month after I have bought new ones. (I needed new ones since the batteries of my old ones gave up the ghost.) I could really use active noice cancellation for...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 30, 2019 at 03:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yup, and I think more and more Republicans are... 22,600 Views / 297 Replies  
Yup, and I think more and more Republicans are seeing that there is a real world cost to sticking to Trump. Up until now, most of them think that “this is just words and doesn't impact actual...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 18, 2019 at 01:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Maybe not appointing conservative judges will do... 22,600 Views / 297 Replies  
Maybe not appointing conservative judges will do the trick?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 18, 2019 at 08:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Or maybe he is hoping that the bus comes to a... 17,406 Views / 203 Replies  
Or maybe he is hoping that the bus comes to a stop after mowing down a lot of others people who are lined up before him.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 18, 2019 at 08:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Your tweet proved quite prescient. 3,106 Views / 61 Replies  
Your tweet proved quite prescient.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 13, 2019 at 08:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It is evident that Trump solely sees this through... 3,106 Views / 61 Replies  
It is evident that Trump solely sees this through the lens of his re-election campaign. I don't think he cares about constitutionality or House procedures. Pelosi would be a fool if she gave in to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 9, 2019 at 08:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Perhaps I misunderstood, but you did write that... 1,562 Views / 26 Replies  
Perhaps I misunderstood, but you did write that you discovered that the drive that houses your home folder is also almost full (at 3 TB). I understood that to mean that you intend to replace the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 9, 2019 at 08:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I recommend Backblaze: $6 per month for unlimited... 1,562 Views / 26 Replies  
I recommend Backblaze: $6 per month for unlimited backups.

Also, Google Drive, Dropbox and iCloud aren't giving you backups, they just mirror content — which is not what you'd want.

Lastly,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 9, 2019 at 11:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think this is necessarily true.... 1,562 Views / 26 Replies  
I don't think this is necessarily true. Backblaze, for example, almost exclusively uses consumer-grade drives as they have concluded that there is no or no appreciable difference in reliability to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 8, 2019 at 09:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Money laundering is difficult to prove, because... 3,106 Views / 61 Replies  
Money laundering is difficult to prove, because the streams of in- and outgoing money are designed to be complicated so as to obscure their true origin. If the trial is political (i. e. part of an...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 8, 2019 at 08:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It is a very peculiar solution to organized crime... 3,106 Views / 61 Replies  
It is a very peculiar solution to organized crime that doesn't exist in most (any?) other developed countries. In most other countries I am aware of, the state needs to prove that certain income...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 8, 2019 at 08:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Then get two 10+ TB drives and configure them in... 1,562 Views / 26 Replies  
Then get two 10+ TB drives and configure them in a RAID1.

Don't waste your time thinking about rpms. I would definitely encourage you to go for at least 10 TB. Especially if you come from 5 TB,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 8, 2019 at 08:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You are right, but I was thinking of some nuggets... 3,106 Views / 61 Replies  
You are right, but I was thinking of some nuggets that are in the call “transcript” (I'd rather call it a summary): President Zelensky mentioned that he stayed in Trump's hotel in New York, for...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 8, 2019 at 01:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Ditto, you should look into getting 8-10 TB hard... 1,562 Views / 26 Replies  
Ditto, you should look into getting 8-10 TB hard drives, and fewer, larger-capacity drives are always better than more smaller-capacity ones for backups. The only RAID I would consider is a RAID1 —...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 7, 2019 at 10:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Even more likely than this being proven are... 3,106 Views / 61 Replies  
Even more likely than this being proven are violations of the emoluments clause of the Constitution, since the income could be perfectly legal if Trump were a private citizen. Money laundering and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 7, 2019 at 09:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't think we should discount the possibility... 3,106 Views / 61 Replies  
I don't think we should discount the possibility that this is part of Trump's deliberate strategy: all throughout his life, Trump has been able to avoid prison despite his involvement in plenty of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 3, 2019 at 09:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ditto if race were a factor in the opposite... 20,911 Views / 278 Replies  
Ditto if race were a factor in the opposite direction. I think those are fair questions, that merit discussion.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 2, 2019 at 07:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t subscribe to the idea that people cannot... 20,911 Views / 278 Replies  
I don’t subscribe to the idea that people cannot be forgiven. But I’d say they do have to bear responsibility for their actions. The fact that she was professionally trained and does know better is,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 2, 2019 at 07:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Same here, yesterday I read the judge allowed the... 20,911 Views / 278 Replies  
Same here, yesterday I read the judge allowed the Castle Doctrine to be used in this instance, and this morning I read the jury found her guilty. Honestly, this shouldn't feel special, this should be...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 1, 2019 at 08:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't claim to understand them either, but I... 3,106 Views / 61 Replies  
I don't claim to understand them either, but I understand that it is not about how this complaint was submitted. If there had been another Snowden, they'd focus on that person being a traitor to the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 30, 2019 at 02:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
One of the things that is a huge deal is that the... 3,106 Views / 61 Replies  
One of the things that is a huge deal is that the whistleblower went through the proper channels and did everything by the book. Otherwise, Trump and his allies would have tried to derail the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 26, 2019 at 09:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't judge the usefulness of impeachment... 3,106 Views / 61 Replies  
I don't judge the usefulness of impeachment proceedings based on what you think right now the outcome will be. No doubt some members of Congress are too afraid of doing the right thing for fear of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 24, 2019 at 10:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
But, but state's rights! Well, only when the... 22,600 Views / 297 Replies  
But, but state's rights! Well, only when the states lean the way you want them to, I guess.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 17, 2019 at 11:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Johnson is banking on running out the clock and... 4,164 Views / 80 Replies  
Johnson is banking on running out the clock and preferring to be punished (if that is at all an option) afterwards — he’ll have become a hero to a sizable, very vocal minority. I agree with you that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 15, 2019 at 08:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Dropbox is really tightening those thumb screws,... 3,385 Views / 31 Replies  
Dropbox is really tightening those thumb screws, ugh. I'd be willing to spend ~$2/month or so for, say, 50-100 GB, but that's not an option at the moment, just 1 TB for $12/month (I live in Japan, so...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 13, 2019 at 12:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
As reader50 pointed out, I think this can be... 4,164 Views / 80 Replies  
As reader50 pointed out, I think this can be avoided with ranked choice voting. Here, voters are asked to rank the three choices. A typical hard Brexiteer would probably choose

(1) No deal Brexit...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 12, 2019 at 10:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Absolutely. The thing is: how do you convince the... 4,164 Views / 80 Replies  
Absolutely. The thing is: how do you convince the EU that there is a realistic chance? I don't want to be Debbie Downer, but the agreement reached under PM May's leadership isn't going to be touched...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 12, 2019 at 12:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Good reflexes and awareness, probably saved his... 54,958 Views / 429 Replies  
Good reflexes and awareness, probably saved his life.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 12, 2019 at 12:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Just to add to the discussion: I used to have a... 23,934 Views / 223 Replies  
Just to add to the discussion: I used to have a 2012 Mac Pro (12 cores, SSD, 64 GB RAM) and now have a 2013 Mac Pro (8 cores, 64 GB RAM) on my desk in addition to my 2015 13” MacBook Pro. In single...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 9, 2019 at 07:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
In Bavaria you can only vote on concrete laws,... 4,164 Views / 80 Replies  
In Bavaria you can only vote on concrete laws, and I like that. This not only avoids referenda like the one on Brexit that was more of a poll that left the crucial question — what do you want the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 9, 2019 at 10:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The best option is probably choice ranked voting... 4,164 Views / 80 Replies  
The best option is probably choice ranked voting amongst three options: remain, Brexit with the deal negotiated by Theresa May and Brexit with no deal. I reckon that either remain or Brexit with deal...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 8, 2019 at 08:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@Doc HM Great posts. What do you think is the... 4,164 Views / 80 Replies  
@Doc HM
Great posts. What do you think is the best way forward, given the realities? How should remainers (who should probably relabel themselves as rejoiners) go forward? What can the Europeans do...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 6, 2019 at 10:13 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Of course you can settle these things beforehand.... 4,164 Views / 80 Replies  
Of course you can settle these things beforehand. I don't think crashing out is responsible, adult-like behavior, especially when the fate of several nations is at stake.

The EU's stance has been...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 4, 2019 at 08:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
By what measure is it the best option to leave... 4,164 Views / 80 Replies  
By what measure is it the best option to leave without an agreement? Without settling important questions that will not only have a severe impact on the UK’s economy, but the UK’s integrity as a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 4, 2019 at 06:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@Doc HM Overall, the situation is a cluster... 4,164 Views / 80 Replies  
@Doc HM
Overall, the situation is a cluster f*ck, and even if the parliament had proper involvement at this stage, I don’t think it would change much at the end as far as the outcome is concerned....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 3, 2019 at 02:58 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Brexit is like a Rohrschach test, some people... 4,164 Views / 80 Replies  
Brexit is like a Rohrschach test, some people just see what they want to see. Neither is a democracy the tyranny of the majority, nor is there any clear majority for any of the solutions that are...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 1, 2019 at 10:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That’s good to hear. I’ll send you the frame for... 7,064 Views / 27 Replies  
That’s good to hear. I’ll send you the frame for my next bike then ;)
This guy has some very creative genes: because he is a Michelin-starred chef, his bike prominently features the Michelin man in...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 15, 2019 at 07:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Touché. 7,064 Views / 27 Replies  
Touché.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 15, 2019 at 11:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
:lol: Please don’t tell my wife … so far her... 7,064 Views / 27 Replies  
:lol:
Please don’t tell my wife … so far her reaction to my hobby, cycling, was that “at least you’re staying healthy and it is cheaper than a car”. (Amongst my peers, my bike is the cheapest by...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 14, 2019 at 08:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I freaggin' love The Expanse, and I was exuberant... 29,115 Views / 300 Replies  
I freaggin' love The Expanse, and I was exuberant when it was “resurrected” after being cancelled.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 30, 2019 at 08:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am glad to hear you criticize these kinds of... 5,186 Views / 50 Replies  
I am glad to hear you criticize these kinds of facilities. Indeed, I am against Anker Centers, and think it would be better if refugees were settled in regular houses and become part of German...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 29, 2019 at 10:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Ugh, bummer, but it was predictable. IMHO Johnson... 1,113 Views / 5 Replies  
Ugh, bummer, but it was predictable. IMHO Johnson played his cards “right”: he avoided the blame by stepping aside three years ago and give the shirt sandwich to Theresa May. And now when everything...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 23, 2019 at 11:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The hawks are playing tit-for-tat. And the... 3,061 Views / 37 Replies  
The hawks are playing tit-for-tat. And the Iranians, I think, are already anticipating PM Boris Johnson who will surely have better ties to President Trump than Theresa May could ever hope for.
...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 22, 2019 at 02:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
No, I am not. Germany didn’t put migrants in... 5,186 Views / 50 Replies  
No, I am not. Germany didn’t put migrants in cages or separated kids from their parents. And the influx in 2015 was much larger than what is happening at the Southern border in the US.

People who...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 17, 2019 at 07:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You are still evading my questions. 5,186 Views / 50 Replies  
You are still evading my questions.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 17, 2019 at 07:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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