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Okay, instead of “doormat” I’ll use “enslaved... 380 Views / 43 Replies  
Okay, instead of “doormat” I’ll use “enslaved baby generator”. That’s what a woman is when it’s demanded she aims for births in the double-digits.

This demand has been placed upon women for all...
Posted by subego, on Today at 03:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The doormat strategy didn’t form around tool use.... 380 Views / 43 Replies  
The doormat strategy didn’t form around tool use. It formed around nature relentlessly trying to kill us. For the species to thrive, we needed high birth rates to make up for the high mortality...
Posted by subego, on Today at 01:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
1) What’s relevant about the development of... 380 Views / 43 Replies  
1) What’s relevant about the development of weapons is their use on ourselves.

2) The primary vector for new diseases is travel, which other primates do not do to the extent humans do.

3) There...
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 11:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Our closest relatives… 1) Never developed... 380 Views / 43 Replies  
Our closest relatives…

1) Never developed weapons
2) Never had the pressure to explore and bring back foreign diseases
3) Are on the verge of extinction because we killed them all

The...
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 11:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Women being doormats was essential to the... 380 Views / 43 Replies  
Women being doormats was essential to the survival of the species until about 200 years ago, give or take. The impulses which cause it, for both men and women, are hardwired into our biology. Rooting...
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 06:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I get the impression the important distinction is... 109 Views / 2 Replies  
I get the impression the important distinction is “bought from Apple” versus “not bought from Apple”.

The former will have OEM parts and a full warranty, the latter will be a mystery.
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 11:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have faith in your ability to maintain focus.... 380 Views / 43 Replies  
I have faith in your ability to maintain focus. Should that faith be misplaced, I recommend ignoring my question.
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 11:16 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Can’t stand the engine shutdown. The X3 I rented... 511 Views / 33 Replies  
Can’t stand the engine shutdown. The X3 I rented had it and I started giving myself extra room at stoplights so that I could slow-roll it to keep the engine on while I was waiting.

It even annoys...
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 02:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What’s important to me is trying to better... 380 Views / 43 Replies  
What’s important to me is trying to better understand the points people make. In fact, I consider it the most important thing.

Do you maintain this is unimportant? I would rather assume you didn’t.
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 02:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m assuming it’s a combo. It needed our... 837,672 Views / 1,251 Replies  
I’m assuming it’s a combo. It needed our empirical data, but is using AIs to crunch the torrent of data it’s constantly fed. Edit: Waze is a Google joint, so I assume they’re deeper into the AI, in...
Posted by subego, on Jun 25, 2022 at 04:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
For years, Waze and I have had a disagreement... 837,672 Views / 1,251 Replies  
For years, Waze and I have had a disagreement about the ideal route to the expressway.

About 6 months ago it started agreeing with me.

This creeps me the fuck out… I got into a fight with an AI.
Posted by subego, on Jun 25, 2022 at 11:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Umm… noted? Should you feel someone is... 380 Views / 43 Replies  
Umm… noted?

Should you feel someone is forcing you to argue the point, tell me, and I’ll ask them to stop. ;)
Posted by subego, on Jun 25, 2022 at 11:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Same. That’s why I was questioning it. 380 Views / 43 Replies  
Same.

That’s why I was questioning it.
Posted by subego, on Jun 25, 2022 at 01:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes. Because I’m challenging a specific... 380 Views / 43 Replies  
Yes. Because I’m challenging a specific descriptor.

Is this individual decision overreach, and if so, how?
Posted by subego, on Jun 25, 2022 at 01:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
$5.64⁹ at a Speedway in the burbs. Edit:... 4,903 Views / 101 Replies  
$5.64⁹ at a Speedway in the burbs.


Edit: not my normal Speedway, and not my normal burb.
Posted by subego, on Jun 24, 2022 at 05:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is flipping this overreach? I can think of all... 380 Views / 43 Replies  
Is flipping this overreach? I can think of all kinds of valid descriptors for the decision, but that’s not one of them.

This is an honest question, and I apologize in advance if it has an obvious...
Posted by subego, on Jun 24, 2022 at 12:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, one reason I consider it a station wagon is... 511 Views / 33 Replies  
Well, one reason I consider it a station wagon is when I looked at the “we review every goddamn station wagon on the American market in a single article because there are only 7 of them” articles,...
Posted by subego, on Jun 24, 2022 at 11:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Overall, I’m extra happy with the lack of frills.... 511 Views / 33 Replies  
Overall, I’m extra happy with the lack of frills. Especially the no “infotainment” part.

One of the big reasons I didn’t want to go fleet vehicle at first is everything I’ve had previously was...
Posted by subego, on Jun 24, 2022 at 02:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
When I was looking at them in 2015, Outbacks were... 511 Views / 33 Replies  
When I was looking at them in 2015, Outbacks were definitely still station wagons in my mind. Not lifted enough to be an SUV or a crossover. Same with the T70.

The suspension on my van is far from...
Posted by subego, on Jun 24, 2022 at 02:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
But I totally didn’t need an SUV, which was my... 511 Views / 33 Replies  
But I totally didn’t need an SUV, which was my original plan. I was pretty solid on an Outback or a Volvo (T70?).

There was a big enough crack in the dam I started to eye minivans, and then was...
Posted by subego, on Jun 23, 2022 at 05:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I want to give you full credit for pulling me... 511 Views / 33 Replies  
I want to give you full credit for pulling me away from SUVs and onto station wagons.

The only reason I didn’t get one was I decided to go max capacity, which pushed me into the cargo van.
Posted by subego, on Jun 23, 2022 at 11:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My personal favorite interpretation is even... 382,785 Views / 1,001 Replies  
My personal favorite interpretation is even Italians get sick and tired of being surrounded by Italians and want a break once in awhile.

Am Italian.
Posted by subego, on Jun 22, 2022 at 05:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My dad was in the hospital (he’s home and all... 382,785 Views / 1,001 Replies  
My dad was in the hospital (he’s home and all good now), so I had a full week of both forgetting to put a mask on and forgetting to take it off.

I’m also getting phantom mask nose pinches.
Posted by subego, on Jun 22, 2022 at 12:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Was out last night. $5.79⁹ at a Circle K in the... 4,903 Views / 101 Replies  
Was out last night. $5.79⁹ at a Circle K in the city, $5.99⁹ at a BP.
Posted by subego, on Jun 22, 2022 at 11:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My guess is they qualify the camera ticket as... 382,785 Views / 1,001 Replies  
My guess is they qualify the camera ticket as some form of civil offense. They still get the money but can’t put any points on a DL.

I also imagine there’s some way to challenge them, but it’s...
Posted by subego, on Jun 21, 2022 at 07:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here they just sock it to the plate owner. 382,785 Views / 1,001 Replies  
Here they just sock it to the plate owner.
Posted by subego, on Jun 21, 2022 at 05:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
JFC 432,944 Views / 960 Replies  
JFC
Posted by subego, on Jun 21, 2022 at 12:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m getting US$5.85 a gallon, which seems not... 4,903 Views / 101 Replies  
I’m getting US$5.85 a gallon, which seems not bad. Am I doing the math wrong?

2.21 x 0.7 x 3.75
Posted by subego, on Jun 21, 2022 at 12:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Gotcha! I can see how trading typical... 382,785 Views / 1,001 Replies  
Gotcha! I can see how trading typical Mediterranean summer weather for that would be a bit of a letdown.
Posted by subego, on Jun 21, 2022 at 12:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah… that sounds reasonable. The PTP was... 10,790 Views / 121 Replies  
Yeah… that sounds reasonable. The PTP was ridiculous by comparison. It was this cascading install where there was some structural cross-member in the way of the RAM slots which needed removal, and to...
Posted by subego, on Jun 21, 2022 at 11:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s the other thing which makes the clock... 382,785 Views / 1,001 Replies  
That’s the other thing which makes the clock difficult, that varies by person and dish.

This may not count, but it like my macaroni (in say a mac and cheese) very mushy, not so much with...
Posted by subego, on Jun 20, 2022 at 11:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What’s the usual hi-low for winter in Perth? 382,785 Views / 1,001 Replies  
What’s the usual hi-low for winter in Perth?
Posted by subego, on Jun 20, 2022 at 11:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I cook rarely enough it’s always prefaced by... 382,785 Views / 1,001 Replies  
I cook rarely enough it’s always prefaced by shopping, so I only get hit with that if the store fails me.

Never occurred to be it’s a bigger problem with more regular cooking, but of course it is.
Posted by subego, on Jun 20, 2022 at 07:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
:thumbsup: 511 Views / 33 Replies  
:thumbsup:
Posted by subego, on Jun 20, 2022 at 07:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah… too much population density where I live.... 4,903 Views / 101 Replies  
Yeah… too much population density where I live. That would be thousands and thousands a month in garage space.

I generally take public transportation or walk. The van’s for work. It’s 7 years old...
Posted by subego, on Jun 20, 2022 at 06:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Where I found it the query was “three story shed?” 432,944 Views / 960 Replies  
Where I found it the query was “three story shed?”
Posted by subego, on Jun 20, 2022 at 05:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My van has turned out to be my favorite vehicle... 4,903 Views / 101 Replies  
My van has turned out to be my favorite vehicle I’ve ever owned, and one of those reasons is it runs on regular.
Posted by subego, on Jun 20, 2022 at 05:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I assume it’s some weird fashion statement... 511 Views / 33 Replies  
I assume it’s some weird fashion statement usually, but I think the actual theory is spreading out the weight of the tire surface over the ground, so less likely to get mired.

Think snowshoes.
Posted by subego, on Jun 20, 2022 at 05:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A minor irritant for me is people who can’t... 382,785 Views / 1,001 Replies  
A minor irritant for me is people who can’t follow a recipe.

Like, how is that even possible?
Posted by subego, on Jun 20, 2022 at 05:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m not sure if the PowerCenter was the same, but... 10,790 Views / 121 Replies  
I’m not sure if the PowerCenter was the same, but right out of the box I was smitten by how easy it was to put in RAM on the Quicksilver: release the latch and put in the RAM.

The PTP had more...
Posted by subego, on Jun 20, 2022 at 05:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I went from a Power Computing PTP to the... 10,790 Views / 121 Replies  
I went from a Power Computing PTP to the Quicksilver, so that was a dream upgrade.

Then I got out of video for a bit and didn’t need the big iron. When I got back in the only Mac Pro was the...
Posted by subego, on Jun 20, 2022 at 04:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Fair enough. This is still best determined... 382,785 Views / 1,001 Replies  
Fair enough.

This is still best determined by mouth, not by clock.
Posted by subego, on Jun 20, 2022 at 10:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve got you covered. Cook until done 382,785 Views / 1,001 Replies  
I’ve got you covered.



Cook until done
Posted by subego, on Jun 20, 2022 at 01:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My favorite of that design was the Quicksilver,... 10,790 Views / 121 Replies  
My favorite of that design was the Quicksilver, but I’m sure I’m biased because that’s what I had.
Posted by subego, on Jun 20, 2022 at 01:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I ultimately prefer reading to watching YouTube... 246 Views / 6 Replies  
I ultimately prefer reading to watching YouTube for consumption of this type of material, and for those who are the same, everything Cloudberg does is top notch.
...
Posted by subego, on Jun 19, 2022 at 11:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This one is full of that. Interestingly,... 246 Views / 6 Replies  
This one is full of that.

Interestingly, several examples of situations where enough was blown to shit they had to start looking at other 747s, and realized there was dangerous shit going on with...
Posted by subego, on Jun 19, 2022 at 06:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No flights planned! :) Honestly I’m into... 246 Views / 6 Replies  
No flights planned! :)

Honestly I’m into airline disasters because I like designing systems, and most airline disasters are very interesting studies of system failure.
Posted by subego, on Jun 19, 2022 at 01:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Airline Disaster Talk 246 Views / 6 Replies  
I know at least a couple people are into this.

Excellent write-up of TWA 800. That was the one in 1996, where a 747 blew up not long after takeoff, and everyone thought it was shot down by a...
Posted by subego, on Jun 19, 2022 at 08:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m so used to the small SSDs now I can’t imagine... 1,003 Views / 14 Replies  
I’m so used to the small SSDs now I can’t imagine how I’d need 4TB of stuff. I mean, on the computer all at once.
Posted by subego, on Jun 18, 2022 at 11:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I feel obligated to mention this every time... 1,003 Views / 14 Replies  
I feel obligated to mention this every time Apple’s SSDs are brought up.

Yeah, they’re overpriced, and yeah it sucks they're soldered in, but they are absolute screamers. The SSD in my M1 Mini...
Posted by subego, on Jun 18, 2022 at 07:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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