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How’d that happen, Thorzdad? Sports injury? 173 Views / 10 Replies  
How’d that happen, Thorzdad? Sports injury?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 08:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I might give it a try then. Thanks! 127,036 Views / 414 Replies  
I might give it a try then. Thanks!
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 08:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Same here. It's too much aggression and derision... 127,036 Views / 414 Replies  
Same here. It's too much aggression and derision for my taste, and too little introspection.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 16, 2022 at 11:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I cannot speak to the exact experience they had,... 6,888 Views / 66 Replies  
I cannot speak to the exact experience they had, but the closest I came to a life-and-death situation was when a co-worker was stabbed two offices down. He survived, but colleagues and I helped him...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 16, 2022 at 09:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
??? I told you the way I understand and use the... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
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I told you the way I understand and use the word “canceled”.

Yes, but you can also use the verb cancel in different ways. You could say “X has been canceled.” which describes a state. And if...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 15, 2022 at 11:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I wouldn’t be so sure. Look at how strongly... 6,888 Views / 66 Replies  
I wouldn’t be so sure.
Look at how strongly some Republicans condemned Trump in the aftermath and then promptly flipped back. And that’s despite the fact that I believe many of them genuinely...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 15, 2022 at 10:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m genuinely surprised, ShortcutToMoncton. The... 127,036 Views / 414 Replies  
I’m genuinely surprised, ShortcutToMoncton. The Expanse is typically considered one of the best scifi series out there. For me it easily beats out any incarnation of Star Trek (and I am a big fan)....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 15, 2022 at 10:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was really positively surprised how the... 127,036 Views / 414 Replies  
I was really positively surprised how the creators of The Expanse managed to wrap up the series. Yes, I hate them that there will be no new episodes. And I would have liked more episodes in Season 6....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 15, 2022 at 06:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Not the way I understand and use the term, but we... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Not the way I understand and use the term, but we can agree to disagree here.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 15, 2022 at 06:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That strikes me as something very brash and naive... 6,888 Views / 66 Replies  
That strikes me as something very brash and naive thing to say. If the rioters had killed even just a few Congress people and/or the vice President, the US would be in a constitutional crisis now.
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Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 15, 2022 at 06:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I agree insofar that cancelation has nothing to... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I agree insofar that cancelation has nothing to do with ideology. Although I’d say cancelation is an outcome, not a tactic in and of itself.

IMHO seeing this through the left-right lens is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 14, 2022 at 11:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Then I don't understand why you wrote your post... 6,888 Views / 66 Replies  
Then I don't understand why you wrote your post in the first place, and speculate about the infiltration of federal law enforcement. That sounds like talking points from Ben Shapiro et al. to me,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 13, 2022 at 09:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t quite understand the relevancy here.... 6,888 Views / 66 Replies  
I don’t quite understand the relevancy here. After all, most of the rioters did not belong to some group like the Proud Boys or the 3 %ers or some armed militia.

Why do you assume there was a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 13, 2022 at 08:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Trolling is a tactic, whether it is about World... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Trolling is a tactic, whether it is about World of Warcraft or politics.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 13, 2022 at 03:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Of course you can, and as someone with lots of... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Of course you can, and as someone with lots of experiences on forums, you easily should be able to: he was a Jedi master-level troll, getting a rise out of inflaming people, he visibly loved bullying...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 12, 2022 at 07:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@andi*pandi Yeah, I gotta agree with Spheric,... 6,888 Views / 66 Replies  
@andi*pandi
Yeah, I gotta agree with Spheric, bullshit ideas take up too much space in my brain and I am trying hard to not get into non-sense controversies. Getting into bad faith controversies and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 8, 2022 at 10:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think if you use an Apple-accelerated codec,... 2,594 Views / 6 Replies  
I think if you use an Apple-accelerated codec, any M1-based Mac will be significantly faster in many operations. I remember seeing a few youtube reviews of the M1 Mac mini (not the M1 Max!) where...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 8, 2022 at 10:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think that this is mainly because malicious... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I think that this is mainly because malicious intent is a relevant question for you. For me it is not. I prefer to think in other categories such as whether one’s actions are deliberate and what kind...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 7, 2022 at 08:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Malicious is in the eye of the beholder. I am... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Malicious is in the eye of the beholder.
I am sure many of the January 6th rioters were going in with the best of intentions. I believe that many honestly believed the presidential election was...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 6, 2022 at 09:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The thing is that I don't consider these examples... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
The thing is that I don't consider these examples similar at all. If some of Rowlings deals (book deals, merch, etc.) came on or at least close the the chopping block, then maybe. But seeing as what...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 6, 2022 at 01:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
But then, has she actually been canceled? Or as a... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
But then, has she actually been canceled? Or as a public person with a large (Harry Potter-sized) audience has she been subject to criticism? In her case, all I can see is the latter with no...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 5, 2022 at 11:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
He is smart and literally was a professional... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
He is smart and literally was a professional troll. He knows which buttons to push and when. I always assumed he was in for the grift and fame.

JK = JK Rowling? Has Rowling been cancelled?!? Has...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 5, 2022 at 08:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The name rings a bell, but I don’t remember the... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
The name rings a bell, but I don’t remember the story off-hand.
But I think I understand the kind of case you are thinking of: someone made statements in the past, sometimes far past and has either...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 5, 2022 at 08:05 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm confused. You wrote (emphasis mine): ... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I'm confused. You wrote (emphasis mine):

How can I read this other than you claiming that “these people or entities” are banned from payment processors (first sentence), but in your estimation...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 4, 2022 at 10:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, it does not illuminate anything as you don’t... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Yes, it does not illuminate anything as you don’t give any qualification.

Plus, your list of people, organizations or businesses who you claim do not have access to a payment processor seems to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 4, 2022 at 07:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You made a broader point about you drawing the... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
You made a broader point about you drawing the line where free market principles are interfered with and I wanted some examples that did and did not cross the line of cancelations to understand in...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 4, 2022 at 09:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Don’t worry about biases. I am just worried that... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Don’t worry about biases. I am just worried that if we keep things in the abstract, we will get nowhere fast.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 3, 2022 at 11:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I meant specific cases of people who you would... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I meant specific cases of people who you would consider having been cancelled and others that did not cross the border according to you? Take your favorite pick amongst e. g. celebrities, actors and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 2, 2022 at 03:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Can you give examples where the reaction went... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Can you give examples where the reaction went beyond “expression of free market principles” and explain how they fit into your mental model?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 1, 2022 at 11:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The probability that Covid is serious in her age... 405,811 Views / 1,477 Replies  
The probability that Covid is serious in her age cohort is quite large. If memory serves about 20–30 % of the people in that age group who are hospitalized die. (My numbers are probably out of date,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 29, 2021 at 10:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I have seen only the first John Wick movie. It... 5,351 Views / 61 Replies  
I have seen only the first John Wick movie. It didn’t really do much for me. Yes, I get that the quality of the shoot outs are extraordinary, but the character of John Wick and his fate leaves me...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 27, 2021 at 08:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I heard from people who did that if you lower... 5,351 Views / 61 Replies  
I heard from people who did that if you lower your expectations from the original Matrix movie, it was actually quite good an enjoyable. Once you take this genre-changing movie as your yard stick,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 26, 2021 at 08:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m saying that it is way more complicated than... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I’m saying that it is way more complicated than wages. I’ve given quite a few additional reasons in my previous post, which have nothing to do with salary.

You are wrong in assuming that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 25, 2021 at 11:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes. Demand is super high and health care systems... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Yes. Demand is super high and health care systems from different countries are competing for the same limited resource. You have German doctors migrating to Switzerland. You have Italian doctors and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 25, 2021 at 10:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It’s not just Germany, it is the UK, Switzerland,... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
It’s not just Germany, it is the UK, Switzerland, Japan, etc. All these countries crucially depend on immigrants to shore up shortages. I’m quite sure if I looked at the composition of workers in the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 25, 2021 at 03:16 AM, in Political/War Lounge
A lot of states have this problem, and it is... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
A lot of states have this problem, and it is always easier to cut future benefits than benefits to current retirees.

Although I’d add that states (as in multiple countries) should pay attention...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 23, 2021 at 07:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The entire chain of arguments is more... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
The entire chain of arguments is more complicated, and e. g. tribalism can be derived as a consequence of being friendly — to members of your group. I cannot recount the entire argument here, it’d be...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 23, 2021 at 07:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think you can be very pragmatic and... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I think you can be very pragmatic and non-ideological about this: if the wealth gap between rich and the rest crosses a threshold, most societies tend to become unstable. You see all sorts of signs...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 22, 2021 at 10:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I agree with you in part, but I think it is still... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I agree with you in part, but I think it is still important to keep things in perspective. The starting point in Germany is quite different. For example, employees are stakeholders in Germany and can...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 22, 2021 at 09:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Not every (first-world) country has or wants to... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Not every (first-world) country has or wants to realize a free market economy. Germany, for example, doesn't, we have a social market economy, and the modifier “social” is meant to indicate that the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 21, 2021 at 11:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Other countries have minimum wage for restaurant... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Other countries have minimum wage for restaurant workers (e. g. Denmark, I believe) and it seems to work well. My tip: next time you travel to countries, look at the countries with the highest and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 21, 2021 at 08:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yup. Like you wrote companies exploit that many... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Yup. Like you wrote companies exploit that many consumers only look at the immediate price tag, but do not include societal costs.

I think of government regulations like the soil we let things...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 20, 2021 at 08:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think that is way too simplistic. Your... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I think that is way too simplistic.
Your approach puts too much responsibility to the individual for something that is a societal issue. IMHO companies and consumers should pay prices that reflect...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 20, 2021 at 08:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That’s it in a nutshell. A lot of the... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
That’s it in a nutshell.
A lot of the carveouts were meant for e. g. high school and university students who want to earn a few extra €/¥/$/£, but have since expanded to everyone.

Even if you...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 20, 2021 at 07:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, precisely. These jobs offer few-to-no... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Yes, precisely.
These jobs offer few-to-no benefits, no job stability and generally very low wages. Any time something happens, e. g. if that person gets sick and can't work, the state, i. e. all...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 20, 2021 at 01:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
IMHO such jobs are essentially government... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
IMHO such jobs are essentially government handouts to companies, because without the social security net these companies could not offer the services for the prices they do. Yes, it is true that a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 19, 2021 at 11:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Judging from the ads, we have: - Uber Eats -... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Judging from the ads, we have:
- Uber Eats
- Didi (a Chinese company)
- Wolt (which may have stopped serving our city, it's been a while since I saw one of their backpacks)
- PayPay (a Japanese...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 19, 2021 at 10:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Another thing they do is show me two ads of... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Another thing they do is show me two ads of competing food delivery services, one more annoying than the next. In some people they'd surely trigger seizures from all the flashing lights and the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 19, 2021 at 09:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think a lot of these targeted ads are... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I think a lot of these targeted ads are surprisingly ineffective. Amazon is a good example. After I order two new hard drives for my NAS, I get inundated with recommendations for hard drives. You...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 19, 2021 at 08:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Although online commercials aren’t perfect. For... 1,434,189 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Although online commercials aren’t perfect. For whatever reason when I watch youtube on my iPad I get ads for denture adhesive creme!?!? Ok. Weird. I was just at my dentist a week ago and he said my...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 16, 2021 at 08:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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