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I’ve been working from home since middle of... 186 Views / 8 Replies  
I’ve been working from home since middle of February 2020, my wife started staying home March 2020. Just in time my new 12.9 iPad Pro was delivered and this thing allowed me to go paperless. My wife...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 01:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
These aren't first responders, social workers... 138,289 Views / 458 Replies  
These aren't first responders, social workers become part of the community.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 30, 2021 at 02:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think rather than paying people more, you can... 138,289 Views / 458 Replies  
I think rather than paying people more, you can also take a different approach by pairing cops up. I noticed that at least in some regions cops are by themselves, and if they scare easily, it‘d be...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 29, 2021 at 09:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Out of curiosity, what is a ward boy exactly? And... 227,827 Views / 625 Replies  
Out of curiosity, what is a ward boy exactly? And isn‘t calling someone a boy when he‘s already 28 a bit rude?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 29, 2021 at 08:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Considering what kind of people are in the... 227,827 Views / 625 Replies  
Considering what kind of people are in the intersection of the Venn diagram of people needing an MRI and needing to lie in a hospital bed, I don‘t think it‘d be pretty. People underestimate the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 29, 2021 at 10:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My wife has a Master’s degree in visual design... 1,505 Views / 82 Replies  
My wife has a Master’s degree in visual design and has worked for several years in a mid-sized design shop. You should not jump to conclusions about others. We are not doubting your background and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 28, 2021 at 10:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What people don't realize is how expensive just... 227,827 Views / 625 Replies  
What people don't realize is how expensive just the bed is. :lol:
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 28, 2021 at 02:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Just reading this thread, it seems there is much... 1,505 Views / 82 Replies  
Just reading this thread, it seems there is much larger diversity amongst graphics designers. One poster writes “all designers I know are using iMacs” while another writes “all designers I know are...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 27, 2021 at 11:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I‘m glad to hear that and I wish you a speedy... 217,185 Views / 970 Replies  
I‘m glad to hear that and I wish you a speedy recovery.

I perfectly understand the reasoning behind these measures and wholeheartedly agree with them. Nevertheless, it is extremely hard on them...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 27, 2021 at 08:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Cintiqs are expensive and in many respects just... 1,505 Views / 82 Replies  
Cintiqs are expensive and in many respects just not as good as the touch sensors of the iPad Pros. You can‘t handle them like an iPad or a piece of paper as they are too heavy. If you grew up drawing...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 27, 2021 at 07:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
@Thorzdad I think the comparison to fire... 138,289 Views / 458 Replies  
@Thorzdad
I think the comparison to fire fighters also shows something important about how the job as a police officer is supposed to work: fire fighters are paid to run into the burning building,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 27, 2021 at 08:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Some illustrators like working with actual pens,... 1,505 Views / 82 Replies  
Some illustrators like working with actual pens, too. But if the artwork is good enough, then you‘d scan it and trace the lines in your favorite app (on the iPad usually). I believe that is what the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 27, 2021 at 08:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
:lol: 20,228 Views / 193 Replies  
:lol:
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 27, 2021 at 12:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think this is a good (incomplete) list. ... 138,289 Views / 458 Replies  
I think this is a good (incomplete) list.
However, is salary an issue in most places? I was under the impression that members of the police are, at least compared with other public employees like...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 27, 2021 at 12:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Illustrations. And yes, both, my friend and my... 1,505 Views / 82 Replies  
Illustrations. And yes, both, my friend and my wife get paid for it. (Although for my wife it is more of a skill she uses a few times a year in her current job, which is in controlling.) My friend...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 26, 2021 at 10:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ah, ok, sorry about that. Just out of... 138,289 Views / 458 Replies  
Ah, ok, sorry about that.

Just out of curiosity, if you had your way, what changes would you implement to policing?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 26, 2021 at 10:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, although I'd argue that Apple is already... 1,505 Views / 82 Replies  
Yes, although I'd argue that Apple is already doing way, way better than the PC industry average here. Still, I guess it could still do better.

Why? The only reasons I can see is screen size and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 26, 2021 at 07:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Perhaps it has been had, I just don‘t know. Like... 138,289 Views / 458 Replies  
Perhaps it has been had, I just don‘t know. Like I said, I am not an authority on the subject and the priorities should lie elsewhere anyway. If you say the discussion has been had, alright, I take...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 26, 2021 at 06:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t think this is bad, considering the age. I... 1,505 Views / 82 Replies  
I don’t think this is bad, considering the age. I wouldn’t complain if I could use a computer for 8 years, sounds like a good investment to me. And I’d take the resale value. My iPhone 7 is five...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 25, 2021 at 07:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Glad to hear. I hope you’ll be on your feet in no... 217,185 Views / 970 Replies  
Glad to hear. I hope you’ll be on your feet in no time.

Out of curiosity, what was the procedure? When my mom is going to hospital (she’s a terminal cancer patient) for e. g. chemo, she does an...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 25, 2021 at 07:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m not an expert in policing, so I don’t want to... 138,289 Views / 458 Replies  
I’m not an expert in policing, so I don’t want to rule out avenues too early. But to be clear, initially the main focus must be on creating incentives for cops to de-escalate and give them the proper...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 24, 2021 at 09:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh yeah, like insisting on 16 GB as minimal... 1,505 Views / 82 Replies  
Oh yeah, like insisting on 16 GB as minimal storage for way, way too long. That contributed to my sister switching to Android — she no longer could update iOS as it didn’t have enough free space....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 24, 2021 at 09:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I admit that I do not know current US doctrine,... 138,289 Views / 458 Replies  
I admit that I do not know current US doctrine, but I am sure that on paper it also states that police should not kill people unnecessarily. I think an integral part of any doctrine is to enforce...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 23, 2021 at 03:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That's the way computers have been going for the... 1,505 Views / 82 Replies  
That's the way computers have been going for the last decade-and-a-half. I've resigned myself to that fate, and it is ok. Just change your buying behavior, and you'll do alright.

Good design, I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 22, 2021 at 11:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I absolutely love the two-tone look. The only... 1,505 Views / 82 Replies  
I absolutely love the two-tone look. The only thing is, and I think this is good overall, that some of the lighter colors I don't like. I love orange, but the front looks salmon-y. The iMac with the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 22, 2021 at 11:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, this is the big one. I claim no... 138,289 Views / 458 Replies  
Yeah, this is the big one.

I claim no knowledge of US law here. Although I reckon that shooting-to-kill is also against the law currently, and that there are exceptions for selfdefense or the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 22, 2021 at 10:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Cops have disarmed people with guns when they... 138,289 Views / 458 Replies  
Cops have disarmed people with guns when they seem to be motivated. In other countries like Britain they are trained to handle people with knives, too. I don’t think this interaction had to end this...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 22, 2021 at 08:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The problem is not yes or no, the problem is that... 138,289 Views / 458 Replies  
The problem is not yes or no, the problem is that I’d put 95 % on the emphasis on changing training and procedures to emphasize de-escalation and non-lethal ways to disarm without LEOs drawing their...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 22, 2021 at 08:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t think this fits what I wrote at all. ... 138,289 Views / 458 Replies  
I don’t think this fits what I wrote at all.

Giving police additional non-lethal violent options is part of the solution, but far, far less important than non-violence. The reason I say both is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 22, 2021 at 07:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Maybe I’m an outlier here, but I absolutely love... 1,505 Views / 82 Replies  
Maybe I’m an outlier here, but I absolutely love the new iMacs. Finally some bold colors! I want one in yellow, that much I do know. Purple is also nice. I understand that I can no longer upgrade it,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 22, 2021 at 08:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's an instant classic. By the way, have you... 557,912 Views / 1,342 Replies  
It's an instant classic. By the way, have you resprayed it? I thought yours was blue (the canonical color IMHO).
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 22, 2021 at 01:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Who said anything about lowering the standard? I... 138,289 Views / 458 Replies  
Who said anything about lowering the standard? I certainly did not. Focussing on both, de-escalation and less lethal ways of using force are not mutually exclusive. You should use force more rarely,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 21, 2021 at 10:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
When you write “derogatory labels”, it seems you... 1,052,224 Views / 2,838 Replies  
When you write “derogatory labels”, it seems you are implying that the accusations against him are false and fabricated or exaggerated.

Yes, that's apt. When we look at the spectrum of sexual...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 21, 2021 at 10:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Of course, both. The more important one, though,... 138,289 Views / 458 Replies  
Of course, both. The more important one, though, is to shift emphasis in training from firearms training to deescalation. I remember reading that the ratio currently can be 20:1 in favor of firearms...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 21, 2021 at 10:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't think so. I'm not a big retro person.... 557,912 Views / 1,342 Replies  
I don't think so. I'm not a big retro person. Some people love retro bikes. I find them outdated. Ditto with cars — until recently. Until 2010ish/2015is I've been psyched whenever I rented a car,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 21, 2021 at 08:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
While I don't share your characterization of... 1,052,224 Views / 2,838 Replies  
While I don't share your characterization of consequence culture, let's roll with it for a moment. I think the first mistake you make here is that you apply the legal standard for a criminal case to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 21, 2021 at 08:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Good point worth thinking about more. 138,289 Views / 458 Replies  
Good point worth thinking about more.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 21, 2021 at 07:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm glad to see that at least this time justice... 138,289 Views / 458 Replies  
I'm glad to see that at least this time justice has been served. I hope this indicates a change in trends.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 20, 2021 at 09:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@Laminar Good counter. The horsepower cars have... 557,912 Views / 1,342 Replies  
@Laminar
Good counter. The horsepower cars have have grown into the territory where it is the legal department rather than any technical limitations that puts the kabosh on further increases. When...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 20, 2021 at 08:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
@Doc HM I hadn‘t realized the RX-8 had... 557,912 Views / 1,342 Replies  
@Doc HM
I hadn‘t realized the RX-8 had depreciated that much. I thought there‘d be an enthusiasts‘s market for them given that they were the only car with a rotary engine on sale. It seems less...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 19, 2021 at 07:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sure, but I understand him mocking the GOP and... 1,052,224 Views / 2,838 Replies  
Sure, but I understand him mocking the GOP and pointing out (like you picked up on, too) that they are hypocrites.

Agreed, although I think it isn’t one or the other, but rather a mixture of all...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 19, 2021 at 07:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Welcome! To be fair, many of my examples... 1,052,224 Views / 2,838 Replies  
Welcome!

To be fair, many of my examples came from periods before the term was invented (or at least, before I became aware of it).

I think this is a good analogy, although I'd say you add to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 19, 2021 at 05:05 AM, in Political/War Lounge
In my mind you use the non-neutral word... 1,052,224 Views / 2,838 Replies  
In my mind you use the non-neutral word “cancelled” rather than something like fired or forced to resign if you want to imply that you or the person you talk about think they lost their job or...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 18, 2021 at 07:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
“Cancelled” isn’t neutral by definition (at least... 1,052,224 Views / 2,838 Replies  
“Cancelled” isn’t neutral by definition (at least as I understand it), it always implies that someone lost something (a job, a position, etc.) unjustly in the mind of the person who says it? To me...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 18, 2021 at 07:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t know about that. I thought advertisers... 1,052,224 Views / 2,838 Replies  
I don’t know about that. I thought advertisers pulling their ads from e. g. a TV program were also included under the moniker “cancelled”. I don’t think the mechanism matters much, and I haven’t...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 18, 2021 at 12:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
My mom got her first shot earlier last week, the... 217,185 Views / 970 Replies  
My mom got her first shot earlier last week, the Astra Zeneca vaccine. My parents were very apprehensive because of the rollout of Astra Zeneca in Europe and Germany in particular, and wanted to wait...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 17, 2021 at 08:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t know, it is not a term I use. I mostly... 1,052,224 Views / 2,838 Replies  
I don’t know, it is not a term I use. I mostly see this term used by conservatives who dislike that they or someone they like and support are facing consequences of their speech. On the other hand,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 17, 2021 at 07:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Stallman has a history of being a very difficult... 1,052,224 Views / 2,838 Replies  
Stallman has a history of being a very difficult individual, some while ago I read the craziness that ensures when he was staying over for a visit once. (I searched, but could no longer find the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 17, 2021 at 12:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
We got my dad the SE for that reason. Unless you... 1,494 Views / 29 Replies  
We got my dad the SE for that reason. Unless you can get a 4 on clearance or something for a good price, I’d opt for the SE.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 6, 2021 at 04:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm still waiting for the improved Bill Gates... 217,185 Views / 970 Replies  
I'm still waiting for the improved Bill Gates chip with the Japanese localization.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 3, 2021 at 03:49 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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