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I had a 2nd gen 20 GB iPod, which was a glorious... 172 Views / 4 Replies  
I had a 2nd gen 20 GB iPod, which was a glorious device. It lived in iPod socks (yeah, those socks) most of the time, and I used it until its headphone jack failed. I still remember one time while on...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 09:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yup, that’s exactly what I was alluding to.... 513,997 Views / 2,683 Replies  
Yup, that’s exactly what I was alluding to. Taking splinters of information without proper context and projecting into it whatever one wants (e. g. the worst or best possible version for Joe Biden). ...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 24, 2020 at 09:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Why do you take a teeny-tiny snapshot of a... 513,997 Views / 2,683 Replies  
Why do you take a teeny-tiny snapshot of a complicated family story and interpret it in the worst way for Joe Biden? We should assume we know nothing about their family history, and definitely should...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 24, 2020 at 10:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t see how Joe Biden is enabling Hunter... 513,997 Views / 2,683 Replies  
I don’t see how Joe Biden is enabling Hunter Biden’s consultancy by anything other than being closely related to him. Joe Biden hasn’t arranged for Hunter Biden to get these jobs, Hunter Biden got...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 21, 2020 at 07:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The way I see it is that in the list of... 513,997 Views / 2,683 Replies  
The way I see it is that in the list of priorities, this is extremely low on my list. And it is being used to distract from things that might literally kill another 100,000 Americans. You have the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 21, 2020 at 10:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That’s your guess, but we don’t know whether or... 513,997 Views / 2,683 Replies  
That’s your guess, but we don’t know whether or not he can. If he used his assets as a security in other business dealings, he might not be free to sell his assets even though his assets >= Trump’s...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 21, 2020 at 10:08 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Nice! That looks like a very rewarding hobby. ... 305,747 Views / 1,133 Replies  
Nice! That looks like a very rewarding hobby.

Honestly, I think driving something like this is much more fun than a modern fast car. They have become so fast that us normal humans can't really...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 19, 2020 at 09:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That looks like tons of fun. How did you modify... 305,747 Views / 1,133 Replies  
That looks like tons of fun. How did you modify your car to cope? I assume you put in a protector for the underbody, a roll cage and upgraded the brakes, correct?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 18, 2020 at 10:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Was he always this racist? 513,997 Views / 2,683 Replies  
Was he always this racist?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 15, 2020 at 07:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t know who the howling racists are you are... 513,997 Views / 2,683 Replies  
I don’t know who the howling racists are you are referring to, and honestly, I don’t think it is worth adjudicating their bona fides.

Trump has had support from proper racists since he announced...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 15, 2020 at 09:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If the best argument is that you think Thomas is... 63,961 Views / 444 Replies  
If the best argument is that you think Thomas is more conservative, then I’d say Alito is pretty conservative ;) Let’s settle and call the two collectively the most conservative judges. My point is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 15, 2020 at 08:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It started way earlier than that. The Blue Slip... 63,961 Views / 444 Replies  
It started way earlier than that. The Blue Slip custom started changing in the early 2000s if memory serves. Another significant factor, which has nothing to do with confirmations, was that many...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 15, 2020 at 01:58 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If this were a saner world, we could have a... 63,961 Views / 444 Replies  
If this were a saner world, we could have a nuanced discussion about this. For example, I don't necessarily think all Supreme Court judges must have experience as judges. Why not appoint e. g. a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 14, 2020 at 10:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You cited Senator Cruz as saying that hearings... 63,961 Views / 444 Replies  
You cited Senator Cruz as saying that hearings were just about grandstanding.

I'm saying this is a recent development due to the GOP's sustained efforts to push through judicial appointments. So...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 14, 2020 at 10:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That’s the procedure for appointing federal... 63,961 Views / 444 Replies  
That’s the procedure for appointing federal judges. These are of course only rules made by the Senate for the Senate, so I reckon they could be changed. But perhaps that change would require 60...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 14, 2020 at 10:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think that’s a self-serving explanation. The... 63,961 Views / 444 Replies  
I think that’s a self-serving explanation.
The GOP is the proximate cause for the politicization of judicial appointments: for many, many years they have campaigned on appointing conservative...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 14, 2020 at 10:17 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That’s one classy ride. I’m not a fan of the... 305,747 Views / 1,133 Replies  
That’s one classy ride. I’m not a fan of the color. Perhaps British racing green would suit it better? That’d fit like a pin-striped suit.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 14, 2020 at 02:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve seen plenty of videos of self-professed... 513,997 Views / 2,683 Replies  
I’ve seen plenty of videos of self-professed Trump supporters who chanted things like “White power!” And anecdotally, my non-white friends in the US have had more problems with racism since Trump got...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 13, 2020 at 12:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If you viewed at each comment in isolation, you... 513,997 Views / 2,683 Replies  
If you viewed at each comment in isolation, you could give a charitable interpretation each time. But Trump has established a clear pattern, and by now many of these racist groups think Trump is on...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 10, 2020 at 11:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Seems like we have similar taste in coffee, I... 22,672 Views / 170 Replies  
Seems like we have similar taste in coffee, I have had Kenyan coffee as well today. And I very much like Ethiopian coffee, too.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 9, 2020 at 09:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't know. German conservatives do lots of... 60,587 Views / 725 Replies  
I don't know. German conservatives do lots of things that I disagree with, but they are neither suicidal nor do I think they would hold back important information from the public when it comes to the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 6, 2020 at 04:29 AM, in Political/War Lounge
This seems very ill-advised. I've read elsewhere... 60,587 Views / 725 Replies  
This seems very ill-advised. I've read elsewhere that VP Pence is continuing to hold campaign events and is often seen without a mask. WTF is going on? This is where my understanding of American...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 6, 2020 at 02:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
As someone who speaks Japanese and some French (I... 513,997 Views / 2,683 Replies  
As someone who speaks Japanese and some French (I have had 3 years of French in high school), there are no phonetic similarities between French and Japanese. Japanese is one of the languages with the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 5, 2020 at 09:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It is equally jumping to conclusions if you think... 63,961 Views / 444 Replies  
It is equally jumping to conclusions if you think that any woman wants to go in public to air unfounded accusations of attempted rape. Especially when public literally means millions of people rather...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 4, 2020 at 05:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
AFAIK the quote was later attributed to the... 60,587 Views / 725 Replies  
AFAIK the quote was later attributed to the President’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows ( https://www.businessinsider.com/meadows-trump-had-very-concerning-period-on-friday-2020-10 ).
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 3, 2020 at 06:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I agree that at times you have to walk a fine... 60,587 Views / 725 Replies  
I agree that at times you have to walk a fine line. Being concerned or angry about substantive matters can turn into politics of rage. But IMHO there is a big difference between fearing that “our...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 3, 2020 at 06:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t agree, and I see no evidence that the... 60,587 Views / 725 Replies  
I don’t agree, and I see no evidence that the Biden campaign in particular is trying to shit on Trump. They — smartly — let Trump do the talking.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 3, 2020 at 07:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Anger and rage are two different things. Rage is... 60,587 Views / 725 Replies  
Anger and rage are two different things. Rage is blind whereas anger doesn’t need to be.

Regarding Trump’s commandeering of the media, under normal circumstances Trump is good at deflecting...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 3, 2020 at 04:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That doesn’t make any sense to me. I thought the... 60,587 Views / 725 Replies  
That doesn’t make any sense to me. I thought the unexpected SCOTUS nomination was Trump’s last chance, his last chance to focus his election on something other than the pandemic. Now he cannot hold...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 3, 2020 at 02:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The word that comes to my mind is reckless, not... 60,587 Views / 725 Replies  
The word that comes to my mind is reckless, not karma.
He could have reduced the risk to himself and his family by following the recommended protocols — and by forcing those around him to follow...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 2, 2020 at 10:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
First Bolsonaro, then Johnson now Trump. Anyone... 60,587 Views / 725 Replies  
First Bolsonaro, then Johnson now Trump. Anyone see a pattern?
I hope Trump and his wife recover quickly, but their behavior was quite irresponsible and could impact his election chances. And it...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 2, 2020 at 09:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@OAW Trump wants to be seen as a successful... 991 Views / 26 Replies  
@OAW
Trump wants to be seen as a successful business man and as a billionaire. As a “smart person.” I wouldn't be surprised if he covered up “honest” losses with illegal means just to cover them up....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 2, 2020 at 02:00 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Two things: during the 2016 election there were... 991 Views / 26 Replies  
Two things: during the 2016 election there were rumblings that Trump wasn't a billionaire, but “merely” a $$$ millionaire. If the latter is closer to the truth, a $$$ million debt could indeed wipe...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 1, 2020 at 11:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The NYT article makes it quite clear in the... 991 Views / 26 Replies  
The NYT article makes it quite clear in the beginning that the tax returns do not give them insight into who exactly Trump owes money to or how far he is already leveraged. Net worth figures are...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 1, 2020 at 09:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That seems awefully risky when you are dealing... 991 Views / 26 Replies  
That seems awefully risky when you are dealing with a $73 million refund you can't afford to pay back.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 30, 2020 at 09:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Trump was spraying everyone his shit in every... 2,995 Views / 43 Replies  
Trump was spraying everyone his shit in every direction, not sticking to simple rules and courtesy. If he were in primary school, he'd be sent to the principal's office for his antics. I think the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 30, 2020 at 10:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Given that this type of arrangement can be easily... 991 Views / 26 Replies  
Given that this type of arrangement can be easily used for tax fraud purposes, though, it should be said that probably this raises quite a few red flags. I wouldn't be surprised if this is part of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 30, 2020 at 12:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It's good to see this in black-and-white,... 991 Views / 26 Replies  
It's good to see this in black-and-white, although it is roughly what I expected and jives with Trump's behavior — he didn't want everyone to know how little he makes and that his carefully crafted...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 29, 2020 at 12:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Young people are less likely to vote, and they... 1,162 Views / 31 Replies  
Young people are less likely to vote, and they are less likely to vote in primaries. And minorities overwhelmingly voted for Biden. We can speculate about the reasons (perhaps it is because many...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 25, 2020 at 03:38 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I want to be careful to tread the line between... 1,162 Views / 31 Replies  
I want to be careful to tread the line between giving you food for thought and just hammering you, and I apologize if my you felt I crossed that line.

Let me go away from Hillary Clinton and give...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 24, 2020 at 10:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This strikes me as too cynical a take and have... 1,162 Views / 31 Replies  
This strikes me as too cynical a take and have little to do with policies. Marriages are complicated and Hillary Clinton strikes me as plenty powerful enough to divorce him if she felt like it....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 24, 2020 at 04:07 AM, in Political/War Lounge
538 gave her a 66 or 67 % chance of winning. So I... 1,162 Views / 31 Replies  
538 gave her a 66 or 67 % chance of winning. So I think this was quite accurate. I didn’t pay attention to other ones, although I am sure many got it quite wrong.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 23, 2020 at 08:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I totally agree, I completely share your... 1,162 Views / 31 Replies  
I totally agree, I completely share your criticism of her policy positions. But I don’t think this is why she lost. The election wasn’t about that. The election coverage wasn’t about substantive...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 23, 2020 at 08:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The sad thing is that during the last election... 1,162 Views / 31 Replies  
The sad thing is that during the last election cycle, we were drowning in so many BS stories about her mixing private and public emails (and nobody cares that the Trumps did the same during the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 23, 2020 at 08:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sanders is too old to be a boomer. But that’s my... 1,162 Views / 31 Replies  
Sanders is too old to be a boomer. But that’s my biggest criticism of all candidates — including Trump, Biden, Sanders and Warren: they are all too old. Warren is the “youngest” at 71. You could add...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 23, 2020 at 08:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Good point. Nevertheless, Apple Pro Underwear... 1,258 Views / 7 Replies  
Good point. Nevertheless, Apple Pro Underwear should be aware of the ARM transition one way or another.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 23, 2020 at 12:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Plus, in 2020 Sanders was the favorite in the... 1,162 Views / 31 Replies  
Plus, in 2020 Sanders was the favorite in the press and in terms of donations. Biden wasn't initially even in the top-5. Yet I think Biden played his cards right, and became the nominee. Not by...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 22, 2020 at 11:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think this is rather simplistic and forgets... 1,162 Views / 31 Replies  
I think this is rather simplistic and forgets that the GOP could have nominated anyone from their 17ish hopefuls, which spanned the gamut from neocon to more centrist to cleptocrat crazy (Trump)....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 22, 2020 at 10:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Now is not a good time to buy a new Mac, Apple... 1,258 Views / 7 Replies  
Now is not a good time to buy a new Mac, Apple will release ARM-based Macs very soon. They said they will deliver the first ARM-based Macs this year, and they will start with mobile Macs. I’d...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 22, 2020 at 07:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not to speak of Kavanaugh’s inappropriate... 63,961 Views / 444 Replies  
Not to speak of Kavanaugh’s inappropriate behavior during the confirmation hearings.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 22, 2020 at 06:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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