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There is some truth to that, although I think not... 1,087,446 Views / 2,897 Replies  
There is some truth to that, although I think not knowing your way around in Japan is a huge hindrance. Unlike Europe, even if you are trying to, keeping tabs on the political inner workings in Japan...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 01:03 AM, in Political/War Lounge
What a d*ck. That was my impression of him,... 1,087,446 Views / 2,897 Replies  
What a d*ck.

That was my impression of him, which is why I think it isn’t going to be a cushy job for him. He wants to wield the power he is given. And interpreting my 2 Euro cents and 2 ¥ into...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 07:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This is not my point: Trump blasted Clinton for... 1,087,446 Views / 2,897 Replies  
This is not my point: Trump blasted Clinton for doing so, yet he and his own campaign did the same — that’s utter hypocrisy. (Ditto for Trump’s push to remind voters of Bill Clinton’s philandering,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 07:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I get the impression that Clinton and Trump were... 1,087,446 Views / 2,897 Replies  
I get the impression that Clinton and Trump were measured by two very different yardsticks. Just the inane focus on “Hillary’s emails”. When it came out that the Trump family (involved in the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 14, 2021 at 07:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sorry to hear that. That’s the downside of the... 724 Views / 17 Replies  
Sorry to hear that. That’s the downside of the transition to more WFH: our living spaces aren’t up for it. If I had known, I would have opted for a bigger apartment, too. Especially if two people...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 14, 2021 at 07:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Maybe. But by impression of Emanuel is that he is... 1,087,446 Views / 2,897 Replies  
Maybe. But by impression of Emanuel is that he is an operator and Biden has chosen him for that reason. Put another way, I don’t hink of him as the type who wants a cozy assignment to ride into the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 14, 2021 at 07:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sorry to hear about that, I hope she’s on the... 229,821 Views / 1,006 Replies  
Sorry to hear about that, I hope she’s on the road to recovery. Getting cancer therapy in Covid times is even less fun than usual. What’s her prognosis?
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 14, 2021 at 07:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Just the jobby-job aspects will be enormous.... 1,087,446 Views / 2,897 Replies  
Just the jobby-job aspects will be enormous. Judging by the size of the Russian embassy (as luck would have it, our AirBnB is super close to that), the American embassy proper must be huge. Then...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 14, 2021 at 05:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The ambassadorship of Japan is definitely not a... 1,087,446 Views / 2,897 Replies  
The ambassadorship of Japan is definitely not a plum job with parties and all, quite the contrary, it is one of the most important. American bases in Okinawa and the rest of Japan are the backbone of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 13, 2021 at 08:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Would you have lauded Hillary Clinton for doing... 1,087,446 Views / 2,897 Replies  
Would you have lauded Hillary Clinton for doing the same had she won the 2016 election? If not, what does that say about the discussion.

Yeah, that’s indeed a problem: the expectations weighing...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 13, 2021 at 08:27 AM, in Political/War Lounge
But Trump didn‘t end any wars, he kept on feeding... 1,087,446 Views / 2,897 Replies  
But Trump didn‘t end any wars, he kept on feeding the meat grinder. Maybe he didn‘t switch on another meat grinder, but he surely didn‘t switch any of the others off. I don‘t see how Trump made good...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I’d say that depends on what your stance on third... 1,087,446 Views / 2,897 Replies  
I’d say that depends on what your stance on third parties is in the US electoral system. Personally, I like having more parties and if I could craft the US political system in my image, I’d abolish...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 11, 2021 at 07:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Why didn’t you open your discussion with that? ;)... 1,087,446 Views / 2,897 Replies  
Why didn’t you open your discussion with that? ;)
I don’t think voting for the Libertarian ticket should be considered supporting Trump, and I reckon few people would — especially in the last...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 11, 2021 at 07:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You seemed somewhat ambiguous in your previous... 1,087,446 Views / 2,897 Replies  
You seemed somewhat ambiguous in your previous post, so I thought it’d be better to ask. Since you voted for Trump in 2020*, I’d call you a Trump voter.

* I re-read your post, and noticed you...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 11, 2021 at 06:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t understand: why don’t you tell us whether... 1,087,446 Views / 2,897 Replies  
I don’t understand: why don’t you tell us whether you are a Trump supporter or not? If you write it like that, it seems as if you invite us to project onto you. Which IMHO is a recipe for trouble....
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 10, 2021 at 07:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That has been my experience as well. Lecturing... 724 Views / 17 Replies  
That has been my experience as well. Lecturing has mostly become me talking into a screen, and the interaction between me and the students was close to zero. That is so bad for so many reasons:...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 6, 2021 at 09:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve been working from home since middle of... 724 Views / 17 Replies  
I’ve been working from home since middle of February 2020, my wife started staying home March 2020. Just in time my new 12.9 iPad Pro was delivered and this thing allowed me to go paperless. My wife...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 5, 2021 at 01:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
These aren't first responders, social workers... 144,037 Views / 458 Replies  
These aren't first responders, social workers become part of the community.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 30, 2021 at 02:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think rather than paying people more, you can... 144,037 Views / 458 Replies  
I think rather than paying people more, you can also take a different approach by pairing cops up. I noticed that at least in some regions cops are by themselves, and if they scare easily, it‘d be...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 29, 2021 at 09:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Out of curiosity, what is a ward boy exactly? And... 234,185 Views / 631 Replies  
Out of curiosity, what is a ward boy exactly? And isn‘t calling someone a boy when he‘s already 28 a bit rude?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 29, 2021 at 08:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Considering what kind of people are in the... 234,185 Views / 631 Replies  
Considering what kind of people are in the intersection of the Venn diagram of people needing an MRI and needing to lie in a hospital bed, I don‘t think it‘d be pretty. People underestimate the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 29, 2021 at 10:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My wife has a Master’s degree in visual design... 2,284 Views / 84 Replies  
My wife has a Master’s degree in visual design and has worked for several years in a mid-sized design shop. You should not jump to conclusions about others. We are not doubting your background and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 28, 2021 at 10:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What people don't realize is how expensive just... 234,185 Views / 631 Replies  
What people don't realize is how expensive just the bed is. :lol:
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 28, 2021 at 02:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Just reading this thread, it seems there is much... 2,284 Views / 84 Replies  
Just reading this thread, it seems there is much larger diversity amongst graphics designers. One poster writes “all designers I know are using iMacs” while another writes “all designers I know are...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 27, 2021 at 11:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I‘m glad to hear that and I wish you a speedy... 229,821 Views / 1,006 Replies  
I‘m glad to hear that and I wish you a speedy recovery.

I perfectly understand the reasoning behind these measures and wholeheartedly agree with them. Nevertheless, it is extremely hard on them...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 27, 2021 at 08:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Cintiqs are expensive and in many respects just... 2,284 Views / 84 Replies  
Cintiqs are expensive and in many respects just not as good as the touch sensors of the iPad Pros. You can‘t handle them like an iPad or a piece of paper as they are too heavy. If you grew up drawing...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 27, 2021 at 07:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
@Thorzdad I think the comparison to fire... 144,037 Views / 458 Replies  
@Thorzdad
I think the comparison to fire fighters also shows something important about how the job as a police officer is supposed to work: fire fighters are paid to run into the burning building,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 27, 2021 at 08:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Some illustrators like working with actual pens,... 2,284 Views / 84 Replies  
Some illustrators like working with actual pens, too. But if the artwork is good enough, then you‘d scan it and trace the lines in your favorite app (on the iPad usually). I believe that is what the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 27, 2021 at 08:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
:lol: 22,130 Views / 193 Replies  
:lol:
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 27, 2021 at 12:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think this is a good (incomplete) list. ... 144,037 Views / 458 Replies  
I think this is a good (incomplete) list.
However, is salary an issue in most places? I was under the impression that members of the police are, at least compared with other public employees like...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 27, 2021 at 12:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Illustrations. And yes, both, my friend and my... 2,284 Views / 84 Replies  
Illustrations. And yes, both, my friend and my wife get paid for it. (Although for my wife it is more of a skill she uses a few times a year in her current job, which is in controlling.) My friend...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 26, 2021 at 10:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ah, ok, sorry about that. Just out of... 144,037 Views / 458 Replies  
Ah, ok, sorry about that.

Just out of curiosity, if you had your way, what changes would you implement to policing?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 26, 2021 at 10:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, although I'd argue that Apple is already... 2,284 Views / 84 Replies  
Yes, although I'd argue that Apple is already doing way, way better than the PC industry average here. Still, I guess it could still do better.

Why? The only reasons I can see is screen size and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 26, 2021 at 07:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Perhaps it has been had, I just don‘t know. Like... 144,037 Views / 458 Replies  
Perhaps it has been had, I just don‘t know. Like I said, I am not an authority on the subject and the priorities should lie elsewhere anyway. If you say the discussion has been had, alright, I take...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 26, 2021 at 06:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t think this is bad, considering the age. I... 2,284 Views / 84 Replies  
I don’t think this is bad, considering the age. I wouldn’t complain if I could use a computer for 8 years, sounds like a good investment to me. And I’d take the resale value. My iPhone 7 is five...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 25, 2021 at 07:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Glad to hear. I hope you’ll be on your feet in no... 229,821 Views / 1,006 Replies  
Glad to hear. I hope you’ll be on your feet in no time.

Out of curiosity, what was the procedure? When my mom is going to hospital (she’s a terminal cancer patient) for e. g. chemo, she does an...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 25, 2021 at 07:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m not an expert in policing, so I don’t want to... 144,037 Views / 458 Replies  
I’m not an expert in policing, so I don’t want to rule out avenues too early. But to be clear, initially the main focus must be on creating incentives for cops to de-escalate and give them the proper...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 24, 2021 at 09:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh yeah, like insisting on 16 GB as minimal... 2,284 Views / 84 Replies  
Oh yeah, like insisting on 16 GB as minimal storage for way, way too long. That contributed to my sister switching to Android — she no longer could update iOS as it didn’t have enough free space....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 24, 2021 at 09:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I admit that I do not know current US doctrine,... 144,037 Views / 458 Replies  
I admit that I do not know current US doctrine, but I am sure that on paper it also states that police should not kill people unnecessarily. I think an integral part of any doctrine is to enforce...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 23, 2021 at 03:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That's the way computers have been going for the... 2,284 Views / 84 Replies  
That's the way computers have been going for the last decade-and-a-half. I've resigned myself to that fate, and it is ok. Just change your buying behavior, and you'll do alright.

Good design, I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 22, 2021 at 11:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I absolutely love the two-tone look. The only... 2,284 Views / 84 Replies  
I absolutely love the two-tone look. The only thing is, and I think this is good overall, that some of the lighter colors I don't like. I love orange, but the front looks salmon-y. The iMac with the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 22, 2021 at 11:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, this is the big one. I claim no... 144,037 Views / 458 Replies  
Yeah, this is the big one.

I claim no knowledge of US law here. Although I reckon that shooting-to-kill is also against the law currently, and that there are exceptions for selfdefense or the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 22, 2021 at 10:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Cops have disarmed people with guns when they... 144,037 Views / 458 Replies  
Cops have disarmed people with guns when they seem to be motivated. In other countries like Britain they are trained to handle people with knives, too. I don’t think this interaction had to end this...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 22, 2021 at 08:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The problem is not yes or no, the problem is that... 144,037 Views / 458 Replies  
The problem is not yes or no, the problem is that I’d put 95 % on the emphasis on changing training and procedures to emphasize de-escalation and non-lethal ways to disarm without LEOs drawing their...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 22, 2021 at 08:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t think this fits what I wrote at all. ... 144,037 Views / 458 Replies  
I don’t think this fits what I wrote at all.

Giving police additional non-lethal violent options is part of the solution, but far, far less important than non-violence. The reason I say both is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 22, 2021 at 07:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Maybe I’m an outlier here, but I absolutely love... 2,284 Views / 84 Replies  
Maybe I’m an outlier here, but I absolutely love the new iMacs. Finally some bold colors! I want one in yellow, that much I do know. Purple is also nice. I understand that I can no longer upgrade it,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 22, 2021 at 08:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's an instant classic. By the way, have you... 575,640 Views / 1,342 Replies  
It's an instant classic. By the way, have you resprayed it? I thought yours was blue (the canonical color IMHO).
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 22, 2021 at 01:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Who said anything about lowering the standard? I... 144,037 Views / 458 Replies  
Who said anything about lowering the standard? I certainly did not. Focussing on both, de-escalation and less lethal ways of using force are not mutually exclusive. You should use force more rarely,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 21, 2021 at 10:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
When you write “derogatory labels”, it seems you... 1,087,446 Views / 2,897 Replies  
When you write “derogatory labels”, it seems you are implying that the accusations against him are false and fabricated or exaggerated.

Yes, that's apt. When we look at the spectrum of sexual...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 21, 2021 at 10:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Of course, both. The more important one, though,... 144,037 Views / 458 Replies  
Of course, both. The more important one, though, is to shift emphasis in training from firearms training to deescalation. I remember reading that the ratio currently can be 20:1 in favor of firearms...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 21, 2021 at 10:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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