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What a bizarre argument. That’s not „peaceful... 1,109 Views / 94 Replies  
What a bizarre argument. That’s not „peaceful protest“; that’s just tricking police into treating you as armed and dangerous, allowing you to pull the victim card when something happens and it turns...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Yesterday at 07:09 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If this is accurate, the Supreme Court is set to... 278,146 Views / 983 Replies  
If this is accurate, the Supreme Court is set to end the United States of America in the next two years.

https://twitter.com/Thom_Hartmann/status/1543079225254559744
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Yesterday at 05:44 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Intimidation literally only works if violence... 1,109 Views / 94 Replies  
Intimidation literally only works if violence (i.e. intent to use the weapon) is implied.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 4, 2022 at 10:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That doesn’t look real. 437,713 Views / 970 Replies  
That doesn’t look real.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 4, 2022 at 06:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We’ve been over this: Either you’re armed... 1,109 Views / 94 Replies  
We’ve been over this:

Either you’re armed because you intend to use the gun, or it is completely useless and can stay at home.

Arming yourself is implicitly violent; otherwise there is...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 4, 2022 at 06:17 AM, in Political/War Lounge
One biggie — and the main annoyance I have with... 449 Views / 14 Replies  
One biggie — and the main annoyance I have with the watch, other than 3D Touch going away* — is the need to recharge it daily.

Keep in mind that he will need to put it on a charger and remember...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 1, 2022 at 07:04 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
But auto-stop is so annoying-sounding and... 1,202 Views / 64 Replies  
But auto-stop is so annoying-sounding and introduces latency for a specific driving style of waiting in line…!
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 1, 2022 at 06:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Exactly my point. Assuming people are... 1,202 Views / 64 Replies  
Exactly my point.

Assuming people are thoughtful and responsible and will do the right thing doesn’t work for shit.

It needs to cost them real, actual money before they change anything.
...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 30, 2022 at 06:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's not the point. The question whether... 1,202 Views / 64 Replies  
That's not the point.

The question whether individual transportation is truly viable is one that needs to be answered in the long-term, but getting away from gasoline, or at least reducing...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 30, 2022 at 05:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This auto-stop discussion makes one thing... 1,202 Views / 64 Replies  
This auto-stop discussion makes one thing perfectly clear: gas is still WAY too cheap.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 29, 2022 at 06:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The "lag" is just shitty implementation. On... 1,202 Views / 64 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... 1,109 Views / 94 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... 842,391 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... 5,318 Views / 105 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. ... 1,109 Views / 94 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... 1,109 Views / 94 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... 1,202 Views / 64 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! ... 1,202 Views / 64 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! 11,273 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... 395 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+... 11,273 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... 283 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... 11,273 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... 437,713 Views / 970 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... 1,271 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... 1,568,688 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. 1,568,688 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. 1,568,688 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... 1,568,688 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... 437,713 Views / 970 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... 1,568,688 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”. ... 1,568,688 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... 1,568,688 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... 1,202 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... 15,042 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... 488,360 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... 3,688 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... 3,688 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... 386,986 Views / 1,004 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... 5,318 Views / 105 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... 5,318 Views / 105 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... 488,360 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... 386,986 Views / 1,004 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... 1,568,688 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... 1,568,688 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... 1,568,688 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... 1,568,688 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... 1,568,688 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. ... 1,568,688 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... 1,568,688 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
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