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Are the parents in jail for child abuse? ... 5,618 Views / 236 Replies  
Are the parents in jail for child abuse?
(That’s really dumb. People whose last name is also a first name are at a natural disadvantage, but doing this to a child is a crime. How often did that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 09:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
From my understanding, it seems a condition for... 5,680 Views / 121 Replies  
From my understanding, it seems a condition for getting modern weapons is that they do not strike Russian territory with them. Although to be fair, that was only something I have heard in passing...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 22, 2022 at 12:00 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yup. Although, I think Ukraine has bombed... 5,680 Views / 121 Replies  
Yup. Although, I think Ukraine has bombed infrastructure on (proper) Russian territory to cut off power and services to occupied territory. This was the first time I heard of Ukrainians attacking...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 21, 2022 at 10:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I see that as the most likely scenario, too. But... 5,680 Views / 121 Replies  
I see that as the most likely scenario, too. But I am worried that the other scenarios have non-zero probability, and I can't really judge because the rational actor theory does not work very well....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 21, 2022 at 12:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That’s a good point. I never thought about that... 5,680 Views / 121 Replies  
That’s a good point. I never thought about that from Putin’s perspective, but it makes sense. The initial operation, stupid as it may have been strategically, looked very much like shock-and-awe. Two...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 20, 2022 at 06:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Why didn't she get further in the competition to... 630 Views / 51 Replies  
Why didn't she get further in the competition to succeed Johnson? Was she too mired in scandal even for the Tories?

I'm reminded of that every time I apply for a position in the UK. It is super...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 19, 2022 at 09:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ultimately, I think we are probably just saying... 5,680 Views / 121 Replies  
Ultimately, I think we are probably just saying the same thing. I think your insistence that it is a con is because ultimately, it is Putin's responsibility, and you are 100 % right about that, Putin...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 19, 2022 at 09:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The first time I came across flag burning laws... 630 Views / 51 Replies  
The first time I came across flag burning laws was in the US. It struck me as super weird from the very beginning, on the one hand you have a free speech culture that to my eyes can be excessive and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 19, 2022 at 07:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@Waragainstsleep I’m not sure it is right to... 5,680 Views / 121 Replies  
@Waragainstsleep
I’m not sure it is right to call it a con job, maybe I am splitting hairs, but I’d call it self-delusion. On paper Russia’s army is very powerful, but that assumes its forces being...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 18, 2022 at 08:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I had problems loading the forums yesterday, too.... 349 Views / 12 Replies  
I had problems loading the forums yesterday, too. Various 5xx errors.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 18, 2022 at 08:04 PM, in Feedback
Not paying attention is relative, you are much... 630 Views / 51 Replies  
Not paying attention is relative, you are much more plugged in news-wise than the vast majority of the population. I paid a bit more attention to Johnson ever since the Brexit referendum got...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 18, 2022 at 08:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
What really baffles me is how Sunak, who was a... 630 Views / 51 Replies  
What really baffles me is how Sunak, who was a Brexiteer from the beginning, had to prove his Brexit bona fides to the Tory party against Truss, who used to be a Remainer.

(Among Torys Margaret...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 18, 2022 at 08:27 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If we want to give subego some context, we should... 630 Views / 51 Replies  
If we want to give subego some context, we should mention
I think that bears emphasis and a little more explanation in case subego hasn’t heard the details. Politicians making a 180 is nothing new,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 18, 2022 at 08:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Except that it is: a good schemer with a cause... 630 Views / 51 Replies  
Except that it is: a good schemer with a cause can be great or scary, it just depends on whether you and the others agree with the cause or not. Merkel was great at getting the boring stuff of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 18, 2022 at 04:46 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You are quoting me selectively and forgetting the... 630 Views / 51 Replies  
You are quoting me selectively and forgetting the context, both, the context of the rest of my post and the larger historical context. Why did I emphasize 1997? Because it was the first year of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2022 at 09:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Your argument is logical. But so was the case for... 5,680 Views / 121 Replies  
Your argument is logical. But so was the case for not escalating the war in Ukraine by trying to take over the country. That's why up until 2 days or so before the invasion started, I thought Putin...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2022 at 01:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That's plausible. At the very least the leader of... 5,680 Views / 121 Replies  
That's plausible. At the very least the leader of the putsch needs buy-in from significant shares of the Russian military.

Whether they will opt to intensify the war depends on when that will...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 15, 2022 at 08:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That's true on this end as well. I'm not... 630 Views / 51 Replies  
That's true on this end as well.
I'm not ignoring your windfall comment at all, I'm saying that to me the important point is something else entirely: namely that the Clintons (and we mostly focus...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 15, 2022 at 08:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Look, I don't want to go through the entire... 630 Views / 51 Replies  
Look, I don't want to go through the entire Clinton Presidency here, but the argument isn't about whether you or I like or dislike the Clintons. It is whether the Clintons are similar to Johnson.
...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 15, 2022 at 08:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That leaves me confused. During Bill Clinton's... 630 Views / 51 Replies  
That leaves me confused.
During Bill Clinton's presidency, a lot of shit got done. A lot of reforms were passed and the budget balanced. Then-President Clinton seemed very actively involved in all...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 14, 2022 at 09:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It is kinda funny that Boris survived this long.... 630 Views / 51 Replies  
It is kinda funny that Boris survived this long. His shtick with the hair, demeanor and all is getting quite old. Ultimately, though, he struck me as a Frank Underwood-type character. I don’t mean to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 14, 2022 at 07:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, but I see some signs that Putin’s days... 5,680 Views / 121 Replies  
Yeah, but I see some signs that Putin’s days might be numbered. I wanna be careful, but he’s getting heat from both, ultra nationalists who don’t like that Russia’s troops are being wasted, and from...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 14, 2022 at 07:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My impression of China so far is that they want... 5,680 Views / 121 Replies  
My impression of China so far is that they want to stay somewhat neutral. Yes, they are willing to sell Russia stuff, including high-tech goods, cars and munitions, and they are open to buying hydro...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 12, 2022 at 01:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I heard that Russia was following its old Soviet... 5,680 Views / 121 Replies  
I heard that Russia was following its old Soviet playbook in its military operators in these areas, i. e. a spearhead approach — with the important proviso that the spear was often missing. So once...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 12, 2022 at 01:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It is curious to see how this plays out. I think... 5,680 Views / 121 Replies  
It is curious to see how this plays out. I think if the war in Ukraine is taking a turn for the worse and there is no saving face for Russia that Putin's days in power might be numbered.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 11, 2022 at 09:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The other factor is the weather: as soon as it... 5,680 Views / 121 Replies  
The other factor is the weather: as soon as it starts raining, it’ll be mud season, which will slow everyone down. While it might put a damper on Ukraine and the momentum its army currently enjoys,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 10, 2022 at 08:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
As far as I understand some of the other random... 743 Views / 34 Replies  
As far as I understand some of the other random documents serve only as evidence that privileged information was kept loosely with random documents. The content of these documents is secondary.
...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 9, 2022 at 10:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Quick update:... 783 Views / 13 Replies  
Quick update: (https://shingetsunewsagency.com/2022/08/23/bank-shot-abe-assassins-wild-success/) overall, in a perverse way, the assassination was a complete success. The links between the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 9, 2022 at 01:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I am slightly more plugged into the Japanese... 630 Views / 51 Replies  
I am slightly more plugged into the Japanese Imperial family, and the sad state it is in. Basically, the laws that govern the Imperial family from the 19th century force that the Imperial family...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 9, 2022 at 12:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Maybe this is an unpopular take at an inopportune... 630 Views / 51 Replies  
Maybe this is an unpopular take at an inopportune time, but I think monarchies are a thing of the past and should simply be replaced with elected officials.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 8, 2022 at 08:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't disagree at all with the... 630 Views / 51 Replies  
I don't disagree at all with the characterization, she wasn't called Teflonkanzlerin for nothing. But when you talk to other people, a lot liked “her steady hand” and staying above “petty squabbles...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 8, 2022 at 08:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That's a big one. Fortunately for Scholz, there... 630 Views / 51 Replies  
That's a big one. Fortunately for Scholz, there is a war going on.

OMG this still makes me so mad: the Merkel government sold out our renewables sector in order to sell a few more cars to China —...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 8, 2022 at 01:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, I can confirm, they are fun! 1,464 Views / 49 Replies  
Yeah, I can confirm, they are fun!
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 6, 2022 at 04:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Some of the episodes were a bit weird completely... 199,495 Views / 521 Replies  
Some of the episodes were a bit weird completely distinct in style from the others — but in a good way. It doesn’t mean you’ll like each of them the same, but it keeps the show unpredictable.
...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 28, 2022 at 04:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
In what way are they weak? The crew of the... 5,618 Views / 236 Replies  
In what way are they weak?

The crew of the Roci is Switzerland, a trustworthy interlocutor that isn’t on anyone’s side directly, but is trusted to do the right thing. They know he has connections...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 28, 2022 at 03:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’d even say that the story is better, because... 5,618 Views / 236 Replies  
I’d even say that the story is better, because the writers have embraced many of the limitations. The space battles are extremely well-thought out, the way they use different weapon systems at...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 26, 2022 at 09:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You should have quoted the rest of the dialog —... 5,618 Views / 236 Replies  
You should have quoted the rest of the dialog — although her “Are you for real?!” stare is hard to convey properly. His “Cool.” at the end of the exchange is what does it for me.

He's perhaps the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 26, 2022 at 03:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The way I understand you is that you would have... 5,618 Views / 236 Replies  
The way I understand you is that you would have preferred for another story to be told, and that's totally cool.

I liked that the ring gates give an interesting spin to the story that exposes...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 26, 2022 at 01:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I like The Sandman on Netflix. 199,495 Views / 521 Replies  
I like The Sandman on Netflix.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 25, 2022 at 10:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yup. And of course the machines built from the... 5,618 Views / 236 Replies  
Yup. And of course the machines built from the protomolecule are beyond humanities current capabilities. Exploring whether the ring gates are a threat or not will be a theme in Season 4 and beyond.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 25, 2022 at 09:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If you showed someone from the Middle Ages an... 5,618 Views / 236 Replies  
If you showed someone from the Middle Ages an iPhone, an Airbus A380 or an F35, they'd also think it is magic. SciFi universes allow for advances in technologies which are beyond our current means...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 25, 2022 at 09:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The TV series is based on a series of books and... 5,618 Views / 236 Replies  
The TV series is based on a series of books and short stories, so I don't think this has anything to do with the change of network. The writers of the TV series had to make some accommodations, e. g....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 25, 2022 at 09:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
From memory, I think Season 2 was when her... 5,618 Views / 236 Replies  
From memory, I think Season 2 was when her pottymouth came out to the fore.

PS One of the few changes in the series (minimal spoiler): I very much preferred the first actor who played her...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 22, 2022 at 07:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I forgot about this. Damn, this series is so... 5,618 Views / 236 Replies  
I forgot about this. Damn, this series is so dense. I have almost watched it back-to-back three times. But now that you say it, I think I even remember the scene.

Yeah, their relationship is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 22, 2022 at 02:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The interesting thing for me is that her... 5,618 Views / 236 Replies  
The interesting thing for me is that her character development is not framed as growing softer, but looks more like a refinement. There are a few situations where her character is tested and she...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 21, 2022 at 09:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m so glad her character is fleshed out more,... 5,618 Views / 236 Replies  
I’m so glad her character is fleshed out more, and they give some exposition on the culture of the belt while they are at it. They don’t make a big deal about things, they just show them. (I’m sorry...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 21, 2022 at 08:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Such a badass scene. One of the best lines... 5,618 Views / 236 Replies  
Such a badass scene.

One of the best lines in the series. Probably top-5 lines in all of the series. Arvaserala’s “whatever I goddam like” is in there, too. There is at least one line in the last...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 20, 2022 at 07:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Mind blown. I thought they just chose some sound.... 5,618 Views / 236 Replies  
Mind blown. I thought they just chose some sound. Kudos to the special FX team. I should have known that their attention doesn’t stop with CGI.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 17, 2022 at 04:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Making my first own entry in the Bad Science... 5,618 Views / 236 Replies  
Making my first own entry in the Bad Science column, in one of the episodes the Roci made a bunch of gravitational sling shot maneuvers. These have likely lasted months rather than hours.

But...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 16, 2022 at 04:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I can see the utility of tracers, bullets are... 5,618 Views / 236 Replies  
I can see the utility of tracers, bullets are probably too small to keep track of even with advanced future tech. If anything, they are probably necessary for the audience to keep track of what...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 16, 2022 at 04:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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