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On a weird side note, I bought that printer for... 445,124 Views / 1,223 Replies  
On a weird side note, I bought that printer for $89, but the current "list price" from Epson is $291 and the current Amazon price is $235.
Posted by Laminar, on Yesterday at 01:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here's another Alexa-related irritant. No matter... 445,124 Views / 1,223 Replies  
Here's another Alexa-related irritant. No matter how hard I try, she still continues to find new ways to glow yellow and give me notifications that I don't want or care about. The latest one was when...
Posted by Laminar, on Yesterday at 12:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's great for predicting outcomes. It's not... 221 Views / 13 Replies  
It's great for predicting outcomes. It's not great for understanding, relating to, and growing people.
Posted by Laminar, on Yesterday at 12:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I made a routine to change the color of my... 445,124 Views / 1,223 Replies  
I made a routine to change the color of my daughter's smart bulbs and turn them down to 5% brightness at bedtime. It took several tries to find a phrase that Alexa would understand, and even then I...
Posted by Laminar, on Yesterday at 10:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Both. I've said to my wife multiple times,... 221 Views / 13 Replies  
Both.

I've said to my wife multiple times, "I'll stop being so cynical when I stop getting proven right." Usually it's in regards to assuming the intentions of other people. I'm not a downer all...
Posted by Laminar, on Yesterday at 10:00 AM, in Political/War Lounge
*fistbump* ... 221 Views / 13 Replies  
*fistbump*

https://mikaelvroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/toxic.png
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 27, 2022 at 01:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I've gotten Spanish ads a few times. It's funnier... 659 Views / 46 Replies  
I've gotten Spanish ads a few times. It's funnier when it's something normal like a T-Mobile commercial just in Spanish.
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 25, 2022 at 08:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I just saw $2.52 for E15 this morning. 12,520 Views / 195 Replies  
I just saw $2.52 for E15 this morning.
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 25, 2022 at 08:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Prices for E15 have dipped to $2.93 and have held... 12,520 Views / 195 Replies  
Prices for E15 have dipped to $2.93 and have held for three days now. Oil reserve down to 390mil. That's a 35% drop in level from the same time last year. I'm kind of surprised they didn't stop...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 23, 2022 at 04:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's kind of a backwards reality where the mail... 445,124 Views / 1,223 Replies  
It's kind of a backwards reality where the mail that says OFFICIAL NOTICE: OPEN IMMEDIATELY I ignore, but anything that's absolutely plain white with no return address or anything I'm immediately...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 23, 2022 at 03:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here's one: ... 293 Views / 12 Replies  
Here's one:
https://mikaelvroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/statue-1-800x600.jpg
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 22, 2022 at 09:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Boats and engines are daily clicks for me on... 445,124 Views / 1,223 Replies  
Boats and engines are daily clicks for me on Facebook. Clothing of any kind, let alone clothing for teenage girls, has never been a click or purchase for me. Mind you, it's not general women's...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 21, 2022 at 04:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
"I'm so mad at all of these selfish people that... 530,365 Views / 1,676 Replies  
"I'm so mad at all of these selfish people that are only thinking of themselves and are only doing what's best for them personally. Why won't everyone else think of me and do what's best for me...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 21, 2022 at 03:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Every single day I click the three dots and... 445,124 Views / 1,223 Replies  
Every single day I click the three dots and select "See fewer items from this category," and every single day I see (presumably) high school girl cleavage in my Marketplace results.
...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 21, 2022 at 01:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm fascinated in an actual source for this. It... 7,215 Views / 166 Replies  
I'm fascinated in an actual source for this. It was definitely a narrative that was going around, "She never wanted to be First Lady." Is there anything out there other than media conjecture that...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 21, 2022 at 09:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The difference between normal Hulu and no-ad Hulu... 659 Views / 46 Replies  
The difference between normal Hulu and no-ad Hulu is only $7/month. $12/month to Amazon gets me all of Prime video, the (obnoxiously shrinking) Amazon music library, and Prime shipping. $12/month...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 18, 2022 at 01:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
"Partisan news sources can pick and choose still... 7,215 Views / 166 Replies  
"Partisan news sources can pick and choose still photos to drive the narrative they want, here are two examples" seems pretty straightforward to me.
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 18, 2022 at 01:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Maybe people are just tired of substance-free... 7,215 Views / 166 Replies  
Maybe people are just tired of substance-free fake news attacks on presidents, so an "LOL BOOGERS" joke isn't going to land.
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 18, 2022 at 09:50 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It's that story about putting the frog in water... 659 Views / 46 Replies  
It's that story about putting the frog in water and slowly turning up the heat so they don't notice. I watched a 37 minute Hoonigan video this week that had 6-7 ad breaks in it. The first one was at...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 18, 2022 at 09:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You could very likely have captured a photo of... 7,215 Views / 166 Replies  
You could very likely have captured a photo of him smiling under Trump and frowning under Biden. They're picking still frames to support a narrative they want to be true.

The same thing happened...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 18, 2022 at 09:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
https://shirtoid.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/co... 445,124 Views / 1,223 Replies  
https://shirtoid.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/consume-moneypoly-version.jpg
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 18, 2022 at 09:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
FailArmy is good, MrMrMike1337 seems to do a lot... 659 Views / 46 Replies  
FailArmy is good, MrMrMike1337 seems to do a lot of...developing country fails, the kind where the people in the video can't come after you for copyright infringement. We like WIN-compilation, and...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 17, 2022 at 06:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Is the implication that he's picking his nose? We... 7,215 Views / 166 Replies  
Is the implication that he's picking his nose? We don't let the internet tell us what movements are happening during a still image, right?
...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 17, 2022 at 01:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Some of the abortion ads were only 5 seconds... 659 Views / 46 Replies  
Some of the abortion ads were only 5 seconds long. We had to have the "here's what abortion means and this is how we feel about it" with my 9 yo just because we were trying to watch fail videos.

...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 17, 2022 at 01:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Every ad I saw was on YouTube or Hulu. 659 Views / 46 Replies  
Every ad I saw was on YouTube or Hulu.
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 17, 2022 at 09:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Let an AI recommend you a soothing YouTube video... 445,124 Views / 1,223 Replies  
Let an AI recommend you a soothing YouTube video to watch and unwind.
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 16, 2022 at 04:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A couple versions of this were on repeat on... 659 Views / 46 Replies  
A couple versions of this were on repeat on YouTube.

https://awpc.cattcenter.iastate.edu/2022/09/14/its-clear-sept-14-2022/

Pumped up version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DbNymJupeM
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 16, 2022 at 10:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Everyone's. Democrats were yelling about rape,... 659 Views / 46 Replies  
Everyone's. Democrats were yelling about rape, incest, and death of the mother, Republicans were showing commercials of babies crying and talking about how Cindy Axne wants to murder them.
...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 15, 2022 at 09:44 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I was pretty sick of the abortion messaging but... 659 Views / 46 Replies  
I was pretty sick of the abortion messaging but it must have worked in other places (not in Iowa). And without Trump's voice in the forefront, maybe those that he has energized in 2016 and 2018 are...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 14, 2022 at 04:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Is there something wrong with the floor? Several... 501,362 Views / 1,092 Replies  
Is there something wrong with the floor? Several of them trip at several different points right near the middle. Unexpectedly sticky floor or something?



They make spray with like a 15-20 foot...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 14, 2022 at 09:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Last Thursday it was 66 degrees at 6:30 am when I... 342,549 Views / 524 Replies  
Last Thursday it was 66 degrees at 6:30 am when I was leaving for work. By bedtime it was below freezing.

https://mikaelvroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/temperature-change.png

Got our first...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 14, 2022 at 09:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I was trying to watch the trailer for Black Adam... 1,600 Views / 141 Replies  
I was trying to watch the trailer for Black Adam last night on my phone in landscape mode. The first commercial played in landscape mode. Then the orientation of the video changed, and a second ad...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 14, 2022 at 09:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Neither the House nor the Senate has a majority... 1,634,970 Views / 3,523 Replies  
Neither the House nor the Senate has a majority of either party yet, but there are enough outstanding races that it could go either way.
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 10, 2022 at 05:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
4:3 1,600 Views / 141 Replies  
4:3
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 10, 2022 at 01:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I tried to start it once but got like 45 seconds... 1,600 Views / 141 Replies  
I tried to start it once but got like 45 seconds in and it was so aggressively '90s I couldn't continue.
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 9, 2022 at 04:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
https://mikaelvroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11... 445,124 Views / 1,223 Replies  
https://mikaelvroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/img_3961-277x600.png
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 9, 2022 at 03:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Just like the above picture, that's only a shot... 1,634,970 Views / 3,523 Replies  
Just like the above picture, that's only a shot of the current selection and has no proof that the vote was actually submitted. I can fill my absentee ballot out any way I want, but if I don't send...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 9, 2022 at 03:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Probably this: ... 445,124 Views / 1,223 Replies  
Probably this:

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/02/1002590964/your-amazon-echo-will-share-your-wi-fi-network-with-neighbors-unless-you-opt-out

Every intrusion by a tech company is just seeing how...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 9, 2022 at 09:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Do you like Mike Birbiglia or Nate Bergatze? Both... 886 Views / 22 Replies  
Do you like Mike Birbiglia or Nate Bergatze? Both are what you could consider "lower energy," while still being incredibly funny.
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 8, 2022 at 04:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Our fiber internet provider supplied us with an... 445,124 Views / 1,223 Replies  
Our fiber internet provider supplied us with an Eero router. I added the Eero Beacon mesh thing and we've never had better reception through the whole house. I've tried the fancy gaming routers with...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 8, 2022 at 09:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Our Verizon plan includes D+/Hulu/ESPN so there's... 210,531 Views / 526 Replies  
Our Verizon plan includes D+/Hulu/ESPN so there's no reason to cancel. I'll have to check it out.
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 7, 2022 at 05:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Still processing the She-Hulk finale. They went... 210,531 Views / 526 Replies  
Still processing the She-Hulk finale. They went in a...different...direction.

It feels weird to see the conclusion with a direct line to the "battle" that got there. She-Hulk just asking the AI...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 7, 2022 at 02:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Seems like a roundabout way to make a point that... 1,600 Views / 141 Replies  
Seems like a roundabout way to make a point that nobody disagrees with?
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 4, 2022 at 01:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's never that simple. Quality isn't a... 1,600 Views / 141 Replies  
It's never that simple. Quality isn't a quantifiable metric, and a show's value comes down to which executive can make the most convincing argument rather than some mathematical formula of which...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 4, 2022 at 11:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, bonus points to you for wording an... 1,600 Views / 141 Replies  
Well, bonus points to you for wording an inarguable argument in a way that got 20 people to argue with you.
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 3, 2022 at 05:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes? Has anyone ever disagreed with this? 1,600 Views / 141 Replies  
Yes? Has anyone ever disagreed with this?
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 3, 2022 at 04:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That feels like a non-question. "If all other... 1,600 Views / 141 Replies  
That feels like a non-question. "If all other [unquantifiable] aspects are the same, should we make a choice based on how popular a program is [something you can't know in the creation stage of a...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 3, 2022 at 03:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's the end result of optimizing for engagement.... 1,600 Views / 141 Replies  
It's the end result of optimizing for engagement. Other factors have to weigh in - does this show feature a diverse cast? Does it have a niche appeal, but to a niche traditional media hasn't covered?...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 2, 2022 at 03:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
We don't. The proliferation of the 24-hour news... 1,600 Views / 141 Replies  
We don't. The proliferation of the 24-hour news cycle, faux-reality TV, and social media shows that optimizing for commercial viability means you press some very specific buttons that trigger very...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 2, 2022 at 08:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
1000 people are given a bag of Reece's Peanut... 1,600 Views / 141 Replies  
1000 people are given a bag of Reece's Peanut Butter Cups. 100 people are given a week's worth of healthy groceries. Which has provided more value? Is it the total number affected or the enrichment...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 1, 2022 at 05:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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