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That’s instant street cred. I had an Amiga 500... 1,861 Views / 72 Replies  
That’s instant street cred.
I had an Amiga 500 as my first machine. Incredibly capable for its time. Part of me wants to get one just to relive part of my youth. Aka I’m old. ;)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 06:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think it always boils down to the same thing:... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
I think it always boils down to the same thing: can the survivor expect equal application of the law? The Ahmed Arbery case seems completely open and shut, right? Except that it took the video...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 06:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I’d advocate to be careful here and clearly... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
I’d advocate to be careful here and clearly separate is and ought: it seems to me that subego and you think you know how to interpret the Castle Doctrine in Florida and the current jurisprudence. I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 07:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m quite sure that if the woman who was killed... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
I’m quite sure that if the woman who was killed had shot the motorcyclist, she would be able to legally claim self-defense as well and win.

You don’t seem to get it.
The fault is not with...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 27, 2021 at 10:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’ll pass. I prefer to wait for pi. 376,383 Views / 1,406 Replies  
I’ll pass. I prefer to wait for pi.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 27, 2021 at 09:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I know, but that wasn’t my point: one person and... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
I know, but that wasn’t my point: one person and a fetus unnecessarily died.
Is that really what you want for society?

That’s assuming someone is stupid enough to test that. Do you really want...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 27, 2021 at 08:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I guess they want to cash in on Rittenhouse and... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
I guess they want to cash in on Rittenhouse and his reputation (by soliciting donations to their campaigns and/or the GOP).

I think this is just another “own the libs” story for these...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 26, 2021 at 08:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Just to add to the discussion that illustrates... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
Just to add to the discussion that illustrates how problematic the current conception of self-defense is and how quickly weapons escalate can situations: a pregnant woman in Florida intentionally hit...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 26, 2021 at 08:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Thanks :) Nope, you didn’t miss anything. I... 376,383 Views / 1,406 Replies  
Thanks :)
Nope, you didn’t miss anything. I wanted to announce it, but our daughter kept me busy. Our son was born this Monday, and I have to babysit our daughter outside of day care hours. I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 24, 2021 at 08:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ugh, that really sucks. My sister is going... 376,383 Views / 1,406 Replies  
Ugh, that really sucks. My sister is going through this with her bf. In every other respect, he’s a great guy, but he’s not sure about the vaccine, because “long-term risks aren’t known yet”. He’s...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 24, 2021 at 07:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I have got something to cheer you up. It's... 376,383 Views / 1,406 Replies  
I have got something to cheer you up.

It's been almost two years and I haven't entered into any discussions with anti-vaxxers and the like. This was the second comment to my first post:

I kid...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 24, 2021 at 03:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I wouldn’t just look at shootings, I’d look more... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
I wouldn’t just look at shootings, I’d look more broadly at using guns for intimidation. And there you have plenty of recent and historical examples. You had armed protestors break into Oregon’s...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 22, 2021 at 08:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I realize you don’t know how soccer hooligans... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
I realize you don’t know how soccer hooligans behave and what happens, and that’s ultimately my fault.
Hooligans don’t get into brawls every game. Most of the time the police is there to keep them...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 21, 2021 at 07:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No. I never said he was intent to get into a... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
No. I never said he was intent to get into a fight. I wrote that he took the risk of getting into a fight by congregating armed.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 21, 2021 at 03:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
No, you claiming you did not intend to do what... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
No, you claiming you did not intend to do what happened does not absolve you. What matters most is what you do, not what you think. And it'd make any crime you base on that standard essentially...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 20, 2021 at 09:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think this is one of the more important life... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
I think this is one of the more important life lessons.

And the intimidation is meant to suppress viewpoints they don’t like.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 20, 2021 at 08:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That does not follow: just because you believe... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
That does not follow: just because you believe something to be true doesn’t make it true. Nor does it absolve you of responsibility.

Just because you believe having a weapon at the ready will...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 20, 2021 at 08:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Don’t get me started on Gmail and the G-suite. ... 274,766 Views / 730 Replies  
Don’t get me started on Gmail and the G-suite.
I still cannot fathom how people think Gmail is more reliable than iCloud. My colleagues and I (across continents, literally) have had mail...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 20, 2021 at 12:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
@reader50 Very astute observations. It... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
@reader50
Very astute observations.

It is as if freedom is only important as long it allows people to behave like assholes or morons. We are given freedom so we can decide for ourselves what it...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 19, 2021 at 09:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Like reader50 wrote, showing up armed is an act... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
Like reader50 wrote, showing up armed is an act of intimidation and provocation.

But let me back up: gun laws over the years have become laxer and laxer. One way to measure this is to look at how...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 19, 2021 at 09:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@subego Before answering, your questions will... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
@subego
Before answering, your questions will lead to a discussion of what I think the laws ought to be rather than what I would decide as a juror based on current law and precedent. Is that ok?
...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 19, 2021 at 06:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No problem. Not really. I find that it... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
No problem.

Not really. I find that it usually helps to zoom out and forget about the details for a moment. Usually that does away with a lot of noise and a clearer picture emerges for me.

If...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 19, 2021 at 02:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I stated explicitly what would be important to... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
I stated explicitly what would be important to me: what happened was not in dispute, only whether it counts as self-defense. The essential facts to me are: Rittenhouse decided to go to the protest...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 19, 2021 at 01:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I try not to get distracted by pointless details.... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
I try not to get distracted by pointless details. Rittenhouse confirmed that he shot 3 people and killed 2, this is not in dispute. He admitted going to the venue, armed with an AR-15. AFAIK none of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 19, 2021 at 12:50 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The other members of both groups got lucky in two... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
The other members of both groups got lucky in two ways: they didn’t kill anyone else or were killed, and they weren’t arrested. But that wouldn’t be an argument to not punish the hooligans who had...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 18, 2021 at 11:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't think it should count as self-defense,... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
I don't think it should count as self-defense, because in my mind he was acting like a hooligan, knowingly meeting up for a fight after a soccer game — with a firearm. A hooligan also cannot claim...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 18, 2021 at 10:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
In what way are you asking the question? Are... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
In what way are you asking the question?
Are you asking me whether he should be found guilty based on the current laws and precedents? Or whether she should be found guilty according to laws I find...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 18, 2021 at 10:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I thought defense of others is part of the... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
I thought defense of others is part of the self-defense statutes, so I did not delineate between the two. Perhaps I am wrong, legally speaking. In any case, I thought that was obvious from the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 18, 2021 at 07:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think you are missing that defense of others is... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
I think you are missing that defense of others is also a legitimate defense that is treated on the similar footing as self-defense. When an armed school guard kills a school shooter who is running...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 18, 2021 at 06:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’ve seen reports that said the opposite. To be... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
I’ve seen reports that said the opposite. To be honest, that’s not something I feel I can adjudicate. I’d be very cautious with such stories, not least because this judge is now under a microscope...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 17, 2021 at 07:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t think so for the last two: one of the big... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
I don’t think so for the last two: one of the big problems of US gun laws and gun culture as I see it is that you have many situations where both sides can legitimately claim they thought they were...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 17, 2021 at 07:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No, that’s not it. In my mind, Rittenhouse’s... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
No, that’s not it. In my mind, Rittenhouse’s treatment is a continuation of the same bias against most defendants.

My point is that as I see it, it looks to me that selectively granting or...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 17, 2021 at 09:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
No, that’s not necessarily how it works: when a... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
No, that’s not necessarily how it works: when a felon returns fire in a gang shooting, this isn’t necessarily recognized as self-defense either even though someone was fighting for their life. I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 17, 2021 at 08:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think you can infer intent here as well. To me... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
I think you can infer intent here as well. To me Rittenhouse's behavior is akin to a soccer hooligan who comes prepared to fight another team's hooligans after the match. Perhaps you are not...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 16, 2021 at 10:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Does it float now? 315,338 Views / 697 Replies  
Does it float now?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 15, 2021 at 02:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
In what decade are we living in? ;) :p An iPad... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
In what decade are we living in? ;) :p
An iPad is a normal tool, and not expensive. What should they use instead, a CRT TV with a VHS tape recorder? ;)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 14, 2021 at 09:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The issue is that if you selectively apply this... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
The issue is that if you selectively apply this standard, especially to defendants with whom you see yourself agreeing with, then what the judge is doing is worse.

This is a continuation of poor...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 14, 2021 at 06:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You missed one important detail: Rittenhouse was... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
You missed one important detail: Rittenhouse was not invoking the Fifth Amendment, he decided to testify in court. And the prosecutor wanted to ask him during testimony.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 14, 2021 at 06:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Correct, sorry about that. Out of curiosity, the... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
Correct, sorry about that. Out of curiosity, the court case focusses on the murder charge. And while I have my own opinions on this, it is obvious that it is not clear whether he will be convicted....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 13, 2021 at 09:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
There has been a number of unusual decisions by... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
There has been a number of unusual decisions by the presiding judge. The point is less about them individually, but in aggregate. The judge has objected to a number of lines of inquiry that seem...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 13, 2021 at 09:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The problem is that this even needs to be... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
The problem is that this even needs to be discussed, and that the judge‘s behavior seeds FUD and makes the prosecution seem shady when in this instance they did nothing wrong. He‘s throwing shade at...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 13, 2021 at 07:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@Waragainstsleep I don‘t think lying is a good... 376,383 Views / 1,406 Replies  
@Waragainstsleep
I don‘t think lying is a good option. Apparently the rift was deep enough that her husband did not accept her choice.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 12, 2021 at 08:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@subego Pinch and zoom is a feature that is... 1,106 Views / 147 Replies  
@subego
Pinch and zoom is a feature that is intuitively grasped by everyone who uses a smartphone, it is not as if they are arguing about a forensic procedure. The explanation by the prosecution...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 12, 2021 at 08:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My first ever Mac was special, it was a fully... 1,861 Views / 72 Replies  
My first ever Mac was special, it was a fully decked out PowerBook G3 Kanga. I bought it on atrada.de, a platform that was bought by ebay.com a bit later, for 75 % off. It had 160 MB RAM and a 5 GB...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 11, 2021 at 10:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, it did... 1,050 Views / 20 Replies  
Yes, it did (https://www.anandtech.com/show/16235/apple-intros-first-three-apple-silicon-macs-late-2020-macbook-air-13inch-macbook-pro-mac-mini), 2 USB4 ports with Thunderbolt 3 to be precise.
...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 9, 2021 at 11:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I love the design of those iMacs. I was... 1,861 Views / 72 Replies  
I love the design of those iMacs.

I was rocking an iBook G3 600 MHz or 800 MHz back then. The latter is probably my favorite computer ever. The battery lasted 5 hours of typing and Mac OS X...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 9, 2021 at 07:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think a Mini is suitable for many of the... 1,050 Views / 20 Replies  
I don't think a Mini is suitable for many of the roles one may have in mind: no ECC RAM, no internal storage and limited expandability. I think there is a big gap that should be filled by Apple....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 9, 2021 at 09:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I wasn’t referring to Photoshop, but Photos and... 1,050 Views / 20 Replies  
I wasn’t referring to Photoshop, but Photos and Lightroom. Apple has two tiers of software, good non-pro and pro-level software for audio (Garageband and Logic), video editing (iMovie and Final Cut...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 8, 2021 at 07:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think the market is getting smaller, because... 1,050 Views / 20 Replies  
I think the market is getting smaller, because stuff like mail servers are put in the cloud rather than on-prem. But there are plenty of use cases you need local or private servers for. There are...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 8, 2021 at 02:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t think this is distinct. The attraction is... 2,291 Views / 85 Replies  
I don’t think this is distinct. The attraction is precisely because these women do something well that they “shouldn’t be able to do well”. I guess it has to do with a phantasy of being dominated by...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 5, 2021 at 08:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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