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I thought you could reach a higher firing rate... 1,742 Views / 124 Replies  
I thought you could reach a higher firing rate with mini guns and you’d reduce the wear on individual barrels — I reckon exchanging barrels would be rather cumbersome. But perhaps that is just an...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 14, 2022 at 11:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think you raise good points. On smaller sets... 1,742 Views / 124 Replies  
I think you raise good points. On smaller sets members of ships at least wear their space suits without helmets before a battle. And also here, another TV-related reason why they don’t wear helmets...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 14, 2022 at 08:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Let me offer a different point of view: smart... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
Let me offer a different point of view: smart Republicans are aware that this is going to be a losing issue. Look at De Santis, so far he has resisted putting more draconian abortion laws on the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 14, 2022 at 08:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I agree, but despite that, the result more or... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
I agree, but despite that, the result more or less seems to mirror public opinion, doesn’t it? Even a substantial minority of Republicans, 38 % according to a recent Pew poll (...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 13, 2022 at 10:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Not only that, Trump seems to be doing the same... 348 Views / 25 Replies  
Not only that, Trump seems to be doing the same or much worse than what Trump accused Clinton of.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 12, 2022 at 12:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Now it comes home to roost that the extremist... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
Now it comes home to roost that the extremist opinion held by the majority of SCOTUS is and has been a minority opinion amongst the general population, including a sizable share of Republicans. And...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 12, 2022 at 12:22 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Hehe, good point. Yeah, although I reckon this... 480 Views / 12 Replies  
Hehe, good point.
Yeah, although I reckon this hits close to home for a lot of us. One of my grandmothers was a life long (at least my-life-long) member of Christian Science. Not that I ever felt...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 17, 2022 at 09:27 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I wanted to give an update: it seems that the... 480 Views / 12 Replies  
I wanted to give an update: it seems that the story regarding the Moon sect checks out. The backstory is super interesting as this assassination was three generations in the making and it started...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 16, 2022 at 10:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So far no coherent story has emerged. The... 480 Views / 12 Replies  
So far no coherent story has emerged.
The other thing is that Abe was a member of the far right and in league with quite a few unsavory people. Just to give you an idea of the caliber of “gaffes”:...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 9, 2022 at 09:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It is really important to set the context: in... 480 Views / 12 Replies  
It is really important to set the context: in Japan in most years less than 10 people die per gunshot wounds. The number is so low that the number-per-capita is almost useless. I think up until now...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 9, 2022 at 07:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It’s not a split along which you can cut.... 900 Views / 76 Replies  
It’s not a split along which you can cut. Colloquially, many would call areas where 70 % vote for one party and 30 % for the other solidly red or blue. 30 % is still a lot of people. And when you...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 8, 2022 at 07:27 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I have never played the original, but really... 765 Views / 3 Replies  
I have never played the original, but really enjoyed the sequel “Deus Ex: Human Revolution”, it is probably the last game I really obsessed over. I played it beginning-to-end several times finishing...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 8, 2022 at 01:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, and you don't think this is objectionable?... 900 Views / 76 Replies  
Yeah, and you don't think this is objectionable? The party in power tries to impose restrictions on voting for no reason other than that they decrease voter turnout of their political competition?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 7, 2022 at 09:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My siblings and I thought about the same thing.... 1,968 Views / 17 Replies  
My siblings and I thought about the same thing. We got our dad the cellular version of the Apple Watch SE. In theory, it was great, but our father kept on taking the watch off to e. g. type stuff on...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 5, 2022 at 10:39 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
How do you know no one brought bullets? Should I... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
How do you know no one brought bullets? Should I take your word for it? IMHO that’d have no material effect when it comes to intimidation. I don’t think bringing weapons to a protest bolsters your...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 5, 2022 at 06:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't want to nitpick on something that we... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
I don't want to nitpick on something that we probably agree on in the end: I think your argument boils down to “the threat of violence is also a form of violence”. If that's it, then yes, I agree....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 5, 2022 at 04:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Let me add a third use: intimidation. I don’t... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
Let me add a third use: intimidation. I don’t think that’s a good idea, especially since eventually something will go wrong.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 4, 2022 at 07:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I know, the situation is shitty. Do you have... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
I know, the situation is shitty. Do you have other ideas?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 2, 2022 at 07:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m not saying “be patient”, that sounds a lot... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
I’m not saying “be patient”, that sounds a lot like doing nothing. That’s not what I have in mind. Quite a few blue states are putting abortion legislation on the books that will make a difference....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 2, 2022 at 08:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Indeed. And they are easy to undo. As bad as... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
Indeed. And they are easy to undo.
As bad as this is for women (and also on men to a much lesser degree), this is an issue whose resolution needs time and I am afraid it’ll have to get worse first....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 1, 2022 at 10:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@reader Just to clarify: I agree with you that... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
@reader
Just to clarify: I agree with you that this will lead to irreparable harm, a burden mostly carried by women. My objections and my proposed solutions are not satisfactory. I was just pointing...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 29, 2022 at 07:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Let them do that. I’m against the filibuster, a... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
Let them do that. I’m against the filibuster, a 60-seat majority is neither in the Constitution nor necessary. But at least right now the Democrats have a majority in the Senate for abolishing it. If...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 29, 2022 at 07:16 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't think you can sneak anything about... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
I don't think you can sneak anything about abortion into other laws. Viability is not recognized as a relevant factor in the latest ruling, so I don't think SCOTUS thinks this is a relevant factor. ...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 29, 2022 at 04:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
@reader I think Americans should step back and... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
@reader
I think Americans should step back and think about this in the long term. People opposed to abortion have quite literally worked steadily for 50 years, and that won't be wiped out through...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 29, 2022 at 04:13 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Are you sure they didn't do anything? One... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
Are you sure they didn't do anything?
One thing that comes to mind immediately is then-Governor Reagan signing gun control legislation into law...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 28, 2022 at 12:07 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Except that I wouldn't describe those as... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
Except that I wouldn't describe those as peaceful. Guns were used as an intimidation tactic. And it wasn't all peaceful (the people Kyle Rittenhouse killed come to mind, something that's likely to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 27, 2022 at 08:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Again, what evidence do you have for that? ... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
Again, what evidence do you have for that?
Most of human history is not recorded. And I'm gonna repeat myself: in times before humans cultivated plants, evidence shows society was much more...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 27, 2022 at 05:44 AM, in Political/War Lounge
But your analysis falls flat on its face. ... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
But your analysis falls flat on its face.
Birth rates amongst the poor remained and remains higher, and it is with access to birth control and modern medical care that the average number of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 27, 2022 at 01:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Where my understanding for the pro life position... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
Where my understanding for the pro life position stops is the seeming lack of interest to think of all the hard calls. E. g. the moves to introduce laws governing ectopic pregnancies, which are not...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 26, 2022 at 11:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Chimps have been seen to use spears for hunting... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
Chimps have been seen to use spears for hunting other mammals. (https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/chimps-use-spears-to-hunt-mammals-study-says)

New diseases are of course part of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 26, 2022 at 11:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think this is mostly an a posteriori... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
I think this is mostly an a posteriori justification. Our two closest relatives are chimpanzees and bonobos. The former have a patriarchic society, the latter a matriarchic one. Evidence shows that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 26, 2022 at 10:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I never claimed it was unimportant. I’m saying... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
I never claimed it was unimportant. I’m saying that focusing on such small details make us lose focus of what is really important. It isn’t just the recent SCOTUS decisions, what is dangerous is the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 26, 2022 at 05:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That’s how I look at it, too. However, all sides... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
That’s how I look at it, too. However, all sides need to deal with the fact that IMHO there are shades of gray. Just because in my opinion this is something the woman has to deal with doesn’t mean it...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 25, 2022 at 10:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, it is mostly a ploy to meet emission... 2,592 Views / 64 Replies  
Yeah, it is mostly a ploy to meet emission standards. It does reduce emissions, yes, but it is a design solution that avoids the actual problem: vehicles have become larger, heavier and more...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 25, 2022 at 08:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, I think it is relevant to point out when... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
Well, I think it is relevant to point out when you are missing what is actually important. (We all do that from time to time, I have done it plenty of times, too.)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 25, 2022 at 08:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think this is one of the big weaknesses of the... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
I think this is one of the big weaknesses of the justification: the draft opinion* claimed that no analysis was done on the morality when Roe vs. Wade was decided, something the Justices in the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 25, 2022 at 08:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
however, I just don’t think arguing about this... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
however, I just don’t think arguing about this point of all is particularly relevant or interesting.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 25, 2022 at 01:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I wouldn’t use overreach, there are other... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
I wouldn’t use overreach, there are other descriptions I find more apt.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 25, 2022 at 01:30 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think you misunderstand my point: crossovers... 2,592 Views / 64 Replies  
I think you misunderstand my point: crossovers derived from “regular cars” and station wagons drive and handle differently, because of their heritage. Plus, they often have more cargo space than a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 25, 2022 at 12:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, that, too. I haven’t had a chance to... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
Yes, that, too.
I haven’t had a chance to digest the majority opinion (through various commentary), but if the main reasoning is similar to the leaked draft, not just the verdict, but also the path...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 24, 2022 at 10:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think the recent streak of Supreme Court... 2,364 Views / 111 Replies  
I think the recent streak of Supreme Court verdicts mark a tipping point. They invented a right of concealed carry of firearms, overruling state laws with a long history (rather than e. g. narrowly...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 24, 2022 at 08:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Are the SUVs really more comfortable, though? In... 2,592 Views / 64 Replies  
Are the SUVs really more comfortable, though? In my experience, the manufacturers have to deal with the increased weight in two ways: they either have to make the suspension firmer to mitigate body...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 23, 2022 at 11:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not just that, this is a recipe to build homes... 2,592 Views / 64 Replies  
Not just that, this is a recipe to build homes that are out of financial reach of people.

It's weird, as if station wagons are for pansies, SUVs and trucks are for men!
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 21, 2022 at 10:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
:lol: 2,592 Views / 64 Replies  
:lol:
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 20, 2022 at 11:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think that more of an enabling move, because... 2,592 Views / 64 Replies  
I think that more of an enabling move, because owners don't have to pay a price for the increased costs these vehicles have (e. g. in terms of road surface degradation and environmental damages)....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 20, 2022 at 10:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The fact that pickups are the most popular motor... 2,592 Views / 64 Replies  
The fact that pickups are the most popular motor vehicle in the US tells you that they are no longer built using the “form follows function” paradigm, just like SUVs became less good at offroading...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 20, 2022 at 08:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, but the time(s) on the package are still... 405,252 Views / 1,023 Replies  
Yes, but the time(s) on the package are still important enough for me to look for them and then set a timer of [printed time] - 2 minutes. When the timer goes off, I'll start hovering near the pot...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 20, 2022 at 08:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes. Spaghetti are “the worst”. You can get... 405,252 Views / 1,023 Replies  
Yes.
Spaghetti are “the worst”. You can get some that need 12 minutes, 9 minutes and 6-7 minutes, and they look nigh identical. And when you overcook pasta by 30 % or so, they do get very mushy.
...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 20, 2022 at 04:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This is easily one of my Top 3 and most beautiful... 13,601 Views / 122 Replies  
This is easily one of my Top 3 and most beautiful Macs ever built. The G4 towers that followed it were much more conservative and less playful. Ease of use for maintenance was second-to-none, you...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 20, 2022 at 12:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There are a few very good Youtube channels... 1,013 Views / 6 Replies  
There are a few very good Youtube channels dedicated to that. Here are a few I like:

Airspace (https://www.youtube.com/c/AirspaceVideos): This pilot of a Swiss airline started a Youtube channel...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 19, 2022 at 08:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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