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Obligatory retort: the chance that it may not... 312 Views / 38 Replies  
Obligatory retort: the chance that it may not actually be empty results in inherent risk.

QED.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Yesterday at 02:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What a find! 131 Views / 3 Replies  
What a find!
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Yesterday at 02:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Your issue is framing the matter as “more... 358,328 Views / 1,367 Replies  
Your issue is framing the matter as “more deserving”. That’s bogus. This isn’t about merit.

Transplants are about realistic long-term survival. That’s literally the only reason they’re even...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 22, 2021 at 03:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Heh. Now, where are Superchic[k]en and... 501 Views / 22 Replies  
Heh.

Now, where are Superchic[k]en and Zimphire/Kevin?
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 22, 2021 at 03:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nov. 7, 1999 here. 501 Views / 22 Replies  
Nov. 7, 1999 here.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 20, 2021 at 02:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't get the discussion. If you're due... 358,328 Views / 1,367 Replies  
I don't get the discussion.

If you're due for a transplant that is going to REQUIRE you to be immunocompromised for the forseeable future, and you refuse to undergo basic medical prep that will...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 20, 2021 at 01:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Discogs.com is a music discography site. That... 1,356,653 Views / 3,056 Replies  
Discogs.com is a music discography site. That Shriner parade up there is the album cover to the Dead Kennedy's "Frankenchrist" album.

Discogs.org is something weird.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 20, 2021 at 12:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I miss the days when medicine was not about... 358,328 Views / 1,367 Replies  
I miss the days when medicine was not about FREEDUMS but about BASIC FUCKING COMMON SENSE.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 10, 2021 at 03:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
There is NO replacement for the quick-dial... 2,690 Views / 90 Replies  
There is NO replacement for the quick-dial (force-press on the phone icon to get direct access to your favourites - a single tap dialled).

I was SO pissed off when they removed it from iOS 14.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 7, 2021 at 02:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Uh, there is no way this is going to be... 750 Views / 5 Replies  
Uh, there is no way this is going to be performing any read/write whatsoever on 4 mA overhead.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 7, 2021 at 02:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Putting it at the top removes the single most... 2,690 Views / 90 Replies  
Putting it at the top removes the single most awesome iOS 15 Safari feature: being able to swipe left/right across the address field to switch between tabs.

Love it!

“Open link in new tab”...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 7, 2021 at 06:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
While I agree with the sentiment, 3D Touch was... 2,690 Views / 90 Replies  
While I agree with the sentiment, 3D Touch was *so* much better.

I miss it.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 5, 2021 at 11:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The fact that this should be necessary, forty... 358,328 Views / 1,367 Replies  
The fact that this should be necessary, forty years after generations of kids grew up with Carl Sagan's "Cosmos", really, really does not fit into my head.

I just cannot.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 1, 2021 at 08:00 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Tee hee 3,967 Views / 91 Replies  
Tee hee
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 25, 2021 at 11:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Of all the useless bullshit to waste time and... 1,356,653 Views / 3,056 Replies  
Of all the useless bullshit to waste time and money on, "Space Farce"…

(not the branch itself, just the idiotic rebranding of existing forces to appeal to Hell-Yeah-Rednecks)

I like that the...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 24, 2021 at 05:30 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I know some people like that, but I've heard... 3,967 Views / 91 Replies  
I know some people like that, but I've heard complaints that that's just too damn wide.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 23, 2021 at 03:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A sack of cement on the windshield of a moving... 301,137 Views / 680 Replies  
A sack of cement on the windshield of a moving car would be a pulverised, bloody mess all over the inside of the car, with little of the windshield left in place.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 23, 2021 at 12:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
First thing that happened is that it forced me to... 2,690 Views / 90 Replies  
First thing that happened is that it forced me to start sorting through the 300 open tabs. (This is a *positive* thing IMO.)

I really like that you can create tab groups!


Also, universal...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 23, 2021 at 12:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Installed both iOS 15 on my Xs and the watchOS 8... 2,690 Views / 90 Replies  
Installed both iOS 15 on my Xs and the watchOS 8 update — navigation is *so much* nicer now.

On the iPhone, it's slightly more elegant, with an obvious way to change between navigation and route...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 21, 2021 at 12:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This exact situation was a constant issue for me.... 2,690 Views / 90 Replies  
This exact situation was a constant issue for me.

Unlock via Apple Watch when a mask is detected solves this problem completely.

That was a point-update, but it was HUGE in usability in...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 21, 2021 at 12:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thank you; this is the bit I was missing. 358,328 Views / 1,367 Replies  
Thank you; this is the bit I was missing.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 17, 2021 at 07:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This is a lie. Especially amusing because Tr*mp... 3,967 Views / 91 Replies  
This is a lie. Especially amusing because Tr*mp constantly brags about how he brought about the Pfizer vaccine, even though it was developed in fucking Germany.

This, too, is a lie. At the very...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 17, 2021 at 06:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The numbers I found were between $2500 and $5000,... 3,967 Views / 91 Replies  
The numbers I found were between $2500 and $5000, with the average being around $3000.

Out-of-pocket being up to around $1000 WITH what Americans call health "insurance".

Meanwhile, us...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 17, 2021 at 06:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The average cost for a colonoscopy is $3000!... 3,967 Views / 91 Replies  
The average cost for a colonoscopy is $3000! Woah.

Considering that the likelihood of needing one every few years is supposed to be 100% above the age of 50…
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 16, 2021 at 05:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Maybe. Maybe it's much higher rent. Maybe the... 260,223 Views / 700 Replies  
Maybe. Maybe it's much higher rent. Maybe the franchisee is an idiot and will be going out of business soon.

I mean sheesh: just don't go there, right?

McDonald's qualifies as "minor irritant"...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 15, 2021 at 08:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I read it as: Rob is understandably... 358,328 Views / 1,367 Replies  
I read it as:

Rob is understandably terrified of losing his immunocompromised partner to Covid, and (again understandably) goes ballistic when he sees people acting in ways that promote the...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 15, 2021 at 07:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
From what I gather at this point, it... 358,328 Views / 1,367 Replies  
From what I gather at this point, it unfortunately looks like herd immunity against Delta simply isn't possible, even with 100% vaccinated.

So the only option is to completely ban all mass events...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 15, 2021 at 06:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Isn’t that pretty much the entire point of a... 260,223 Views / 700 Replies  
Isn’t that pretty much the entire point of a franchise: the franchisee owns the place and charges whatever he needs to maintain his business over the cost of licensing?
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 15, 2021 at 11:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My apologies if that was indeed sarcasm. 3,967 Views / 91 Replies  
My apologies if that was indeed sarcasm.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 14, 2021 at 01:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I see that argument of "I may never need it"… ... 3,967 Views / 91 Replies  
I see that argument of "I may never need it"…

About 40% of adults are going to need treatment for cancer at some point. Probably way more are going to need some sort of medical treatment for...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 14, 2021 at 01:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
$7.00 here. But my APAP machine, including... 3,967 Views / 91 Replies  
$7.00 here.

But my APAP machine, including three nights at a sleep laboratory, was flat-fee co-pay of 10€, and my ex's cancer treatment was completely free.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 14, 2021 at 06:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah… basic decency and seventh-grade science... 3,967 Views / 91 Replies  
Yeah… basic decency and seventh-grade science knowledge are "Dictatorship", but your profile pic shows a literal fascist whom you think ought to seize power by hanging the elected government.

Uh....
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 13, 2021 at 07:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nah, you weren't complaining about $3/gallon. ... 3,967 Views / 91 Replies  
Nah, you weren't complaining about $3/gallon.

As of today, we're at $7,00/gallon unleaded regular.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 12, 2021 at 01:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's simple: People with clout among the... 3,967 Views / 91 Replies  
It's simple: People with clout among the political establishment are making a killing exporting oil, and more people with political clout are making a killing IMporting oil.

Everybody makes huge...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 12, 2021 at 05:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
:lol::lol::lol: The president does not set... 3,967 Views / 91 Replies  
:lol::lol::lol:

The president does not set gas prices.

Also, Europe is laughing at your $3/gallon.

Pussies.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 11, 2021 at 01:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I really like the Lynch version of Dune. Having... 2,275 Views / 50 Replies  
I really like the Lynch version of Dune. Having completely immersed myself in the books as a teen, it was obviously "inspired by", rather than an actual adaptation. But in itself, I think it's great...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 10, 2021 at 05:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If that patient only got infected because he... 358,328 Views / 1,367 Replies  
If that patient only got infected because he figured there was a great treatment, but that supposed treatment doesn’t actually work, then he’s still a fucking dumbass for not having got vaccinated,...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 3, 2021 at 02:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh for fuck's sake. 1,356,653 Views / 3,056 Replies  
Oh for fuck's sake.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 2, 2021 at 08:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Getting a view into the partisan mindset, along... 358,328 Views / 1,367 Replies  
Getting a view into the partisan mindset, along with intellectual exercise of research and presenting the argument, are the primary reasons I engage in discussion on Facebook.

Third is that the...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Aug 31, 2021 at 02:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And algebra! Not to forget algebra! 1,356,653 Views / 3,056 Replies  
And algebra! Not to forget algebra!
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Aug 27, 2021 at 09:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, now that Biden has threatened retaliation... 1,356,653 Views / 3,056 Replies  
Well, now that Biden has threatened retaliation for the ISIS bomb attack at Kabul airport, it's looking like a complete do-over anyway, so…

See you in twenty years, after another trillion dollars...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Aug 27, 2021 at 04:58 AM, in Political/War Lounge
When I type "uber", it will autocorrect to... 260,223 Views / 700 Replies  
When I type "uber", it will autocorrect to "Uber", rather than "über", even when set to German. I have literally never intentionally typed "*ber", the driving service — except just now. But it keeps...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Aug 26, 2021 at 05:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E9j7pfhXMAUWOxo?format... 358,328 Views / 1,367 Replies  
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E9j7pfhXMAUWOxo?format=jpg&name=medium
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Aug 26, 2021 at 11:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
While habits are slowly changing here in Germany,... 3,967 Views / 91 Replies  
While habits are slowly changing here in Germany, one local satire magazine ust posted a timely article explaining that "zipper merging" was being abandoned due to idiocy and is being replaced by...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Aug 20, 2021 at 06:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Most normal people vacillate a bit along that... 3,967 Views / 91 Replies  
Most normal people vacillate a bit along that scale. I certainly have asshole moments, as my own history on these forums will attest to.

(I like to think that I also have less-asshole moments.)
...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Aug 19, 2021 at 08:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Meanwhile, in New Zealand: ... 358,328 Views / 1,367 Replies  
Meanwhile, in New Zealand:

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/08/17/asia/new-zealand-lockdown-one-case-intl-hnk/index.html

New Zealand has had a whopping 26 Covid deaths, TOTAL. This is why.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Aug 18, 2021 at 02:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The way things are going, they go to Mar-a-Lago... 3,967 Views / 91 Replies  
The way things are going, they go to Mar-a-Lago TO die.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Aug 17, 2021 at 03:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I just looked up an old schoolmate on FB whom I... 3,967 Views / 91 Replies  
I just looked up an old schoolmate on FB whom I was aware was on a bit of an "alternative" "medicine" thing.

She's gone full-blown Q, with the ALL-CAPS posting and the "POPULATION REDUCTION VAX",...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Aug 17, 2021 at 03:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yep. I've had comments deleted for being... 3,967 Views / 91 Replies  
Yep. I've had comments deleted for being offensive because I copied a right-wing comment verbatim but changed the ethnic group to something completely absurd (one was about closing borders for...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Aug 17, 2021 at 07:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It has been sensibly postulated that this is the... 3,705 Views / 62 Replies  
It has been sensibly postulated that this is the necessary step to end-to-end encryption of all iCloud content.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Aug 10, 2021 at 02:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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