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Vigilantism is not a solution here. If... 44,347 Views / 321 Replies  
Vigilantism is not a solution here.

If viewed in isolation it makes no sense, yes. But just think about the larger context: 40 % of the people who make under 40k have been laid off. Most of those...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 02:34 AM, in Political/War Lounge
This is bad on so many levels. Of course this... 372 Views / 8 Replies  
This is bad on so many levels. Of course this non-sensical Executive Order that makes First Amendment claims is more for show than anything else. But now Twitter's indecisiveness on Trump comes home...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 28, 2020 at 11:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I remember Dan Carlin on his (now essentially... 44,347 Views / 321 Replies  
I remember Dan Carlin on his (now essentially defunct) politics podcast talking about his days at the news desk of an LA newspaper. He said he’d get calls by relatives of victims of police violence,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 27, 2020 at 03:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Why do you have such strong opinions when you... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
Why do you have such strong opinions when you admit you “haven't been paying attention”?

One of the greatest pieces of wisdom in Randy Pausch's last lecture...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 27, 2020 at 12:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I made the mistake clicking on the video when I... 44,347 Views / 321 Replies  
I made the mistake clicking on the video when I browsed my Twitter timeline this morning before breakfast. I’ve lived on both coasts in the US, and I still don’t get how the cops usually get off...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 26, 2020 at 07:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That's right. Especially if we look at the... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
That's right. Especially if we look at the commonalities between countries that have been doing well vs. those that haven't, you can extract commonalities which are independent of certain...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 24, 2020 at 10:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No, there is no control, this is not a controlled... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
No, there is no control, this is not a controlled experiment, it is a world-wide pandemic.

The point of comparisons is to learn something, in this case to learn what better policies are and how...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 24, 2020 at 08:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't know what to reply here: rather than... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
I don't know what to reply here: rather than discuss the merits of my points, you just question whether you should “trust” my opinion. I don't think you should trust others's opinions, but IMHO if...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 23, 2020 at 10:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
In most cases it is difficult to compare states... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
In most cases it is difficult to compare states directly. Lower mobility, low population density, lower economic output and slower spread of Covid-19 are strongly correlated. Plus, there is an...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 23, 2020 at 10:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
… which was part of the Eastern bloc. In fact, a... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
… which was part of the Eastern bloc. In fact, a US-led war was the reason Korea was split in two in the first place, which is also why the US still has over 20,000 men and women stationed in South...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 20, 2020 at 10:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, but you are just repeating yourself without... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
Yes, but you are just repeating yourself without addressing any of the points I or Glenn have made.

See above. What matters is not geographic isolation, but movement of people.

What common...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 20, 2020 at 09:22 AM, in Political/War Lounge
What speaks against South Korea? You seem to be... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
What speaks against South Korea? You seem to be hung up on geography, whereas epidemiologically the more relevant criterion is how much movement you have (domestically as well as in and out of the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 19, 2020 at 10:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sure, Johnson, Bolsonaro and to a lesser degree... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
Sure, Johnson, Bolsonaro and to a lesser degree Abe come to mind. But you sound a bit sour that Trump is singled out in an American newspaper.

Why do you call the article a hit piece? Every day...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 18, 2020 at 06:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Who else would you blame? 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
Who else would you blame?
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 18, 2020 at 09:33 AM, in Political/War Lounge
But you should weigh that against the clear and... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
But you should weigh that against the clear and obvious disadvantages these densely populated countries have compared with the US. Just seeing the advantages of Korea and Taiwan is not the right...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 17, 2020 at 08:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It is a good article aimed at average people and... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
It is a good article aimed at average people and focussing more on the political aspects (which is important). South Korea’s response shares a lot in common with other countries that have dealt with...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 17, 2020 at 09:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I see that, too, amongst friends, family and... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
I see that, too, amongst friends, family and people I am responsible for at work. People with chronic (but managed) mental illness or serious cases of cancer. Old relatives.

These are two valid...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 15, 2020 at 11:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't get what is so hard about the... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
I don't get what is so hard about the restrictions placed upon us — for the vast majority of people. There are edge cases for which this is tough, e. g. if for unmarried couples where the partners...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 15, 2020 at 01:44 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If you are lucky, 4 more years of Trump — or so... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
If you are lucky, 4 more years of Trump — or so the President thinks. ;)
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 11, 2020 at 11:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Personally, I would have called it orange alert. 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
Personally, I would have called it orange alert.
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 11, 2020 at 08:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
At least the pressure is working. I cannot... 44,347 Views / 321 Replies  
At least the pressure is working. I cannot imagine what has slipped by for decades when there was no video. This really has to stop.
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 7, 2020 at 09:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@reader50 You said it in so many words, but I... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
@reader50
You said it in so many words, but I would add to that catalog that President Trump and his administration has no long-term strategy, it is just trying to deal with the media on a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 7, 2020 at 08:50 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Cui bono is another way to eliminate a lot of... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
Cui bono is another way to eliminate a lot of conspiracy theories. China had no interest in tanking the world economy.
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 7, 2020 at 08:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I saw the video on Twitter — and wasn't prepared... 44,347 Views / 321 Replies  
I saw the video on Twitter — and wasn't prepared for it. I  … really can't understand how the two shooters aren't in jail.
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 7, 2020 at 02:27 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It's funny how you selectively throw skepticism... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
It's funny how you selectively throw skepticism out the window, but are überskeptical when it comes to “main stream” science.

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

Are you a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 7, 2020 at 02:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Good point, reader. The Good Place just keeps on... 14,520 Views / 100 Replies  
Good point, reader. The Good Place just keeps on giving. Like you said, it looks like the writers really had everything planned out.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 29, 2020 at 08:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Except that …  … an eternal heaven of permanent... 14,520 Views / 100 Replies  
Except that … 
… an eternal heaven of permanent bliss isn't as great as you think it is, which I thought was a great twist. I thought this part of the storyline was perfect, too. It really questions...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 28, 2020 at 09:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Good Place is one of the best series that has... 14,520 Views / 100 Replies  
The Good Place is one of the best series that has ever been made. Sopranos level great. It is light yet deep. And even though you don’t get a Disney-style “… and they lived happily ever after”-type...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 27, 2020 at 08:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes! Yes! You should. I think it is the best... 14,520 Views / 100 Replies  
Yes! Yes! You should. I think it is the best sci-fi series in a decade. There are so many juicy characters. You will have to wait for Bobby until season 2 (a hard-core female martian space marine),...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 27, 2020 at 10:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
… and put more lives in danger? I’m really at a... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
… and put more lives in danger? I’m really at a loss for words.
Perhaps the Navy also sends a few more hospital beds and tents over so that all the serious cases can be treated on flight deck.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 27, 2020 at 07:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Have you thought about what might happen to a... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
Have you thought about what might happen to a nuclear aircraft carrier if left unattended?
Just from the top of my head, imagine if all the nuclear engineers get seriously ill. What do you think...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 27, 2020 at 01:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That is not the vibe I’m getting. I thought the... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
That is not the vibe I’m getting. I thought the idea to relieve Crozier was not the Navy’s but that of the Acting Secretary who wanted to be in Trump’s good graces. And the Navy tried to protect...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 26, 2020 at 09:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm working in academia, and I have seen the... 833 Views / 17 Replies  
I'm working in academia, and I have seen the explosive growth of Zoom in my niche in the last few weeks. A few thoughts: Skype is sh*t. It's probably Microsoft's worst-managed asset. It's such a pile...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 25, 2020 at 11:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m not a Navy officer, but given that the Navy... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
I’m not a Navy officer, but given that the Navy wants him back, I reckon they have a different opinion.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 25, 2020 at 07:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
??? Why would that represent a change in... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
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Why would that represent a change in culture? I don't know whether Crozier will be re-instated, but I expect that his actions will be taught to aspiring officers in the future.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 25, 2020 at 06:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That is good news. I am sure his case will be... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
That is good news. I am sure his case will be taught at the Naval academy as a lesson to aspiring officers.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 25, 2020 at 02:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That’s not an accurate representation of what... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
That’s not an accurate representation of what scientists say. Most developed countries on Earth have dealt with the Covid-19 pandemic better, because their response by politicians and bureaucracies...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 25, 2020 at 01:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I try not to listen to such garbage, it really... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
I try not to listen to such garbage, it really makes me lose my faith in humanity.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 24, 2020 at 01:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Trump has done this to how many people now? If... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
Trump has done this to how many people now?
If you hitch your wagon to him, then you’re a moron and I don’t feel sorry for you if he throws you under the bus when convenient for Trump at that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 23, 2020 at 07:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You mean that the fabric that makes up the pocket... 1,606 Views / 46 Replies  
You mean that the fabric that makes up the pocket itself is thinner and less durable? I thought you were referring to the fact that pockets on women's jeans are often fake pockets, because the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 22, 2020 at 01:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sure, I have that problem too in many pants (I... 1,606 Views / 46 Replies  
Sure, I have that problem too in many pants (I have large quads). But it is my choice whether I want to stuff my pockets or not. If I don't, then they are quite form fitting.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 21, 2020 at 11:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think fashionable and practical are that... 1,606 Views / 46 Replies  
I don't think fashionable and practical are that much at odds with one another. Plus, moms also want to be fashionable … :)

Additional options are always great, but I think a lot of women wished...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 21, 2020 at 09:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I put my 4S regularly into my back pocket and my... 1,606 Views / 46 Replies  
I put my 4S regularly into my back pocket and my phone was pristine when I sold it. But even with the 5 I got to replace it I was never comfortable putting it there.

You do see some Japanese...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 20, 2020 at 12:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You are right when you talk about benchmarks. But... 1,606 Views / 46 Replies  
You are right when you talk about benchmarks. But in practice, my 7 doesn’t feel slow yet. You are right about the lackluster battery life, but I can make do with what I have. Even for longer bike...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 19, 2020 at 09:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Women’s jeans pockets are a hilarious joke, even... 1,606 Views / 46 Replies  
Women’s jeans pockets are a hilarious joke, even the first-gen SE didn’t fit many of them. So she puts it in her handbag or in her jacket pocket.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 19, 2020 at 09:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My wife loves her 11 (non-Pro), and the size... 1,606 Views / 46 Replies  
My wife loves her 11 (non-Pro), and the size didn’t bother her too much (she came from a first-gen SE). But I still think there’d be a sizable niche of the market clamoring for a fast, small phone —...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 18, 2020 at 11:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We have an old 5 and an iPad 2 at home, and the... 1,606 Views / 46 Replies  
We have an old 5 and an iPad 2 at home, and the problem for us isn't the phone service, but apps. We are no longer able to download any apps for it. Unfortunately, I only thought about it after...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 16, 2020 at 09:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's a pity that for Apple the SE seems to be... 1,606 Views / 46 Replies  
It's a pity that for Apple the SE seems to be conceptualized as “the cheap phone” rather than a small phone. We have small, light laptops, small iPads, why not small phones? My wife's previous phone...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 15, 2020 at 09:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That would have made for a mildly amusing The... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
That would have made for a mildly amusing The Onion story a few months back.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 15, 2020 at 08:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't think it is necessarily backpedaling if... 13,832 Views / 534 Replies  
I don't think it is necessarily backpedaling if we are following expert advice that is based on the best information available at that time. If the recommendations change, I'm happy to change my...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 12, 2020 at 09:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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