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This auto-stop discussion makes one thing... 755 Views / 52 Replies  
This auto-stop discussion makes one thing perfectly clear: gas is still WAY too cheap.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Today at 06:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The "lag" is just shitty implementation. On... 755 Views / 52 Replies  
The "lag" is just shitty implementation.

On all recent cars that I've driven/ridden in that use it*, the engine starts up immediately as soon as the brake is released. There is no lag by the time...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 27, 2022 at 03:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Standing anywhere with guns is by definition not... 650 Views / 68 Replies  
Standing anywhere with guns is by definition not „peaceful“.

Either the gun is carried with intent to use it, or it is completely useless for making a point.

There is no middle ground.
...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 26, 2022 at 02:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I had that with Apple Maps. I live in a village... 838,793 Views / 1,251 Replies  
I had that with Apple Maps. I live in a village suburb. Five years ago, the main intersection was replaced with a roundabout (which eliminated virtually all of the constant traffic jams).

A...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 25, 2022 at 02:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We do. Every vacation season, the United States... 4,992 Views / 101 Replies  
We do. Every vacation season, the United States radically drives up petrol prices here in Europe, as Rotterdam ships refined petrol to the U.S.

Refineries don't work without oil, BTW.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 24, 2022 at 06:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's not the guns that make them convincing. ... 650 Views / 68 Replies  
It's not the guns that make them convincing.

They're holding guns because for decades, they've bought hook, line, and sinker into the bullshit the same people have been feeding them that have...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 24, 2022 at 04:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It’s not gonna happen, because this IS the... 650 Views / 68 Replies  
It’s not gonna happen, because this IS the revolt. The people with the guns WANT this to happen, and bit by bit, it’s turning the US into a fascist theocracy a la Handmaid‘s Tale, except racist.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 24, 2022 at 01:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No, the idea is to have a larger surface making... 755 Views / 52 Replies  
No, the idea is to have a larger surface making contact with the ground, for more grip. Aided by the wing pushing down the chassis at higher speed, for additional tracktion.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 20, 2022 at 06:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Penis anxiety, paired with stupid.* Next! ... 755 Views / 52 Replies  
Penis anxiety, paired with stupid.*

Next!

*) I have a feeling this reply is going to work for a number of posts in this thread…
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 20, 2022 at 05:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Congrats! 10,902 Views / 122 Replies  
Congrats!
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 20, 2022 at 05:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I concur. Also, fascinating piecework trying to... 289 Views / 6 Replies  
I concur. Also, fascinating piecework trying to reconstruct what went wrong from the absurdest details.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 19, 2022 at 05:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Seriously, one of the major highlights in my 25+... 10,902 Views / 122 Replies  
Seriously, one of the major highlights in my 25+ years on the internet.



Is that still online, or was it baleeeted?
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 16, 2022 at 11:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It is inconceivable how anyone could support MTG... 244 Views / 6 Replies  
It is inconceivable how anyone could support MTG and Matt Gaetz, as well.

It's become a fucking circus of idocracy.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 16, 2022 at 09:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
So weird that I’m the only one in this thread... 10,902 Views / 122 Replies  
So weird that I’m the only one in this thread whose account dates back to the late 1900’s…

Obviously, Ca$h has been around a while, too, in various guises.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 13, 2022 at 09:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Holy shit. That's quite the... 434,139 Views / 960 Replies  
Holy shit.

That's quite the "Whoops".
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 9, 2022 at 01:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My late 2016 15“ is out of the loop. It was... 1,124 Views / 14 Replies  
My late 2016 15“ is out of the loop. It was obviously going to be at some point, but the upgrade later this year, when I move to Monterey, will be its last one.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 7, 2022 at 07:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
One thing worth noting is what Klepper pointed... 1,565,562 Views / 3,495 Replies  
One thing worth noting is what Klepper pointed out on Colbert yesterday:

A huge majority of constituents isn't necessarily a huge majority of voters.

In the U.S., only a fraction of the...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 7, 2022 at 12:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Philly, Phoenix, El Paso. 1,565,562 Views / 3,495 Replies  
Philly, Phoenix, El Paso.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 5, 2022 at 03:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sorry — three times a day, as it were. 1,565,562 Views / 3,495 Replies  
Sorry — three times a day, as it were.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 5, 2022 at 01:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It’s horrible and happens every fucking day in... 1,565,562 Views / 3,495 Replies  
It’s horrible and happens every fucking day in the United States.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 5, 2022 at 01:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I almost completely coverage, but whenever I... 434,139 Views / 960 Replies  
I almost completely coverage, but whenever I couldn’t, I just kept thinking, “Man, both of these people really REALLY need help, and this kind of publicity is the opposite of helpful…”
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 5, 2022 at 01:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You know, I really appreciate that you didn't... 1,565,562 Views / 3,495 Replies  
You know, I really appreciate that you didn't take the slight snarkiness inherent in my post personally and genuinely asked for clarification.

Apologies for the confusion. I opt for snark over...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 3, 2022 at 03:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I gave a definition of actual „far left”. ... 1,565,562 Views / 3,495 Replies  
I gave a definition of actual „far left”.

You asked me where that left the classic Marxist slogan.

I replied how it was part of my definition of “far left”.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 3, 2022 at 02:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Agreed. "Far left" was the package of... 1,565,562 Views / 3,495 Replies  
Agreed. "Far left" was the package of nationalising all enterprise AND using the profits to pay everybody a living wage.

Making sure that everybody who has one full-time job can actually live off...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 3, 2022 at 11:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume that the... 1,061 Views / 14 Replies  
I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume that the dynamics are going to have been similar to what we're used to here.

After a dozen altercations/moderations/bannings, what constitutes "stern...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on May 22, 2022 at 05:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Utilities aren't subject to actual competitive or... 14,864 Views / 153 Replies  
Utilities aren't subject to actual competitive or regulatory pressure in most places in the U.S.

Quite the contrary, in fact.

This is worth your time (John Oliver from last weekend):
...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on May 18, 2022 at 11:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes. What is normal courtesy in Japan is a major... 486,167 Views / 1,607 Replies  
Yes. What is normal courtesy in Japan is a major infringement on personal freedoms in Germany. Especially if it's an appeal to "personal responsibility".

Covid has really brought out the best in...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on May 16, 2022 at 05:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Beatings, rape, and murder can just continue... 3,598 Views / 75 Replies  
Beatings, rape, and murder can just continue until morale improves.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on May 5, 2022 at 12:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Control of the southern coastal cities is vital... 3,598 Views / 75 Replies  
Control of the southern coastal cities is vital to Russia, because only that means control of the gas fields in coastal waters (which are among the twenty or so largest in the world).

If they...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on May 5, 2022 at 04:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Fucking Apple Watch is no longer unlocking my... 383,845 Views / 1,001 Replies  
Fucking Apple Watch is no longer unlocking my Mac.

When I try to turn the feature back on, it tells me that my Watch needs to be logged into my iCloud account using the Watch app on iPhone.
...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on May 3, 2022 at 12:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I believe the issue is that gasoline (and... 4,992 Views / 101 Replies  
I believe the issue is that gasoline (and especially diesel) is a lubricant, which alcohol is not.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 29, 2022 at 10:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
$8.10/gallon at the cheapest gas station near... 4,992 Views / 101 Replies  
$8.10/gallon at the cheapest gas station near here.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 29, 2022 at 09:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I can't imagine how disheartening and frustrating... 486,167 Views / 1,607 Replies  
I can't imagine how disheartening and frustrating that must feel.

I'm so sorry.

No wonder people here are quitting the nursing profession in droves.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 28, 2022 at 06:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Americans constantly assuming that everything... 383,845 Views / 1,001 Replies  
Americans constantly assuming that everything that's not outright fascism is "left-wing".

It's fucking annoying.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 21, 2022 at 01:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
For a completely arbitrary definition of... 1,565,562 Views / 3,495 Replies  
For a completely arbitrary definition of "centrist".

The "Far left" in your explanation is actually pretty much the center. "Making sure everybody's needs are met" is literally the only job any...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 21, 2022 at 01:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No, it's PRE-societal selection pressure. Society... 1,565,562 Views / 3,495 Replies  
No, it's PRE-societal selection pressure. Society works by ensuring the survival of the society, not of the individual. Simply having lots of babies is not an advantage to survival of society, unless...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 19, 2022 at 02:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Again, following this line of argumentation... 1,565,562 Views / 3,495 Replies  
Again, following this line of argumentation implicitly adopts a line of thinking that is mostly used to justify any sort of "culling" of society — because that's allegedly the "evolutionary pressure"...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 19, 2022 at 08:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Current “conservative” strategy is ensuring that... 1,565,562 Views / 3,495 Replies  
Current “conservative” strategy is ensuring that nature will do even better at killing us within the next century, or even decades, from the looks of it.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 18, 2022 at 05:00 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Arguing the social Darwinist route that political... 1,565,562 Views / 3,495 Replies  
Arguing the social Darwinist route that political leanings are adaptive evolution is horseshit, I’m afraid.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 17, 2022 at 06:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Context: Tennessee. ... 1,565,562 Views / 3,495 Replies  
Context: Tennessee.

https://amp.tennessean.com/amp/9479778002
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 9, 2022 at 02:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think that was an inadvertent result of having... 1,565,562 Views / 3,495 Replies  
I think that was an inadvertent result of having to write a new law that defined marriage as exclusively between one biological male and one biological female.

As such, it’s already been deemed...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 8, 2022 at 02:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That is standard right-wing argumentation... 1,565,562 Views / 3,495 Replies  
That is standard right-wing argumentation tactics.

Our own fascist-populist right-wing party does the same: for every given subject (other than those informed by outright racism or xenophobia),...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 6, 2022 at 10:37 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That is not "conservatism". That is... 1,565,562 Views / 3,495 Replies  
That is not "conservatism". That is neoliberalism. The belief in naked egotism and personal advantage over any social responsibility.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 5, 2022 at 11:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Tr*mp could be associated with many, many... 1,565,562 Views / 3,495 Replies  
Tr*mp could be associated with many, many qualities, but "compassion" and "empathy" are two that he has shown complete inability to even begin to comprehend.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Apr 4, 2022 at 07:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh, the Greens were quite unequivocal, and I'm... 4,790 Views / 61 Replies  
Oh, the Greens were quite unequivocal, and I'm pretty sure that Laschet would have continued to finish Nordstream 2. Who knows if that might even have staved off the invasion another few years.
...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Mar 29, 2022 at 03:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not sure who the "we" is, but we over here... 4,790 Views / 61 Replies  
I'm not sure who the "we" is, but we over here care because it's happening literally one country over, and we're currently accommodating about half a million refugees and rising.

It's "strategic"...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Mar 27, 2022 at 10:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Is that "niche", though? I mean: Am I... 18,275 Views / 191 Replies  
Is that "niche", though?

I mean:

Am I a total outlier here? I wonder.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Mar 17, 2022 at 01:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Durr. I was thinking of AR. Still, point... 18,275 Views / 191 Replies  
Durr. I was thinking of AR.

Still, point being: there’s billions of people who regularly use video features.

Comparing VR to 4K video really isn’t a good argument, in my view.

The use...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Mar 17, 2022 at 09:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Given that most iPhones don't have physical zoom,... 18,275 Views / 191 Replies  
Given that most iPhones don't have physical zoom, 4K resolution translates to a little more than 1080p when edited in many cases.

Also, per anecdotal evidence:
Literally *everyone* I know...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Mar 16, 2022 at 05:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So I'm getting that there is a market for VR in... 18,275 Views / 191 Replies  
So I'm getting that there is a market for VR in extremely specialised niches like product design and surgeons' training.

The mass market appeal, however, is gaming and the occasional gimmick.
...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Mar 15, 2022 at 04:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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