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Glad to hear nothing worse happened. Definitely... 406,756 Views / 1,039 Replies  
Glad to hear nothing worse happened. Definitely get your neck looked at for whiplash, though. That can take a while to manifest and takes some physical therapy to work out (I speak from experience). ...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Today at 05:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I sincerely hope that’s illegal and ends those... 2,541 Views / 112 Replies  
I sincerely hope that’s illegal and ends those responsible up in jail.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Aug 4, 2022 at 03:38 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You apparently haven't seen TNG episode "The... 2,025 Views / 140 Replies  
You apparently haven't seen TNG episode "The Chase".
The whole premise is such utterly ludicrous pseudoscientific Trek bullshit ("starmap built into our, the Cardassians', and the Klingons' genetic...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Aug 2, 2022 at 06:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ah yes. Shields. The "Good Science". Star Trek... 2,025 Views / 140 Replies  
Ah yes. Shields. The "Good Science". Star Trek certainly is full of it. ;)
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Aug 2, 2022 at 04:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Let's put it this way: The actual plots of the... 2,025 Views / 140 Replies  
Let's put it this way: The actual plots of the series haven't even really begun yet. :-)
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Aug 2, 2022 at 08:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The whole actual premise of the series is so far... 2,025 Views / 140 Replies  
The whole actual premise of the series is so far out — not to spoiler S2, we're talking mythical substances that have, er, magical properties — that I find it really amusing that people are...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Aug 1, 2022 at 06:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow. I had to google that term, which sent me... 2,025 Views / 140 Replies  
Wow. I had to google that term, which sent me down a rabbit hole of universal greeblies and Hasegawa Leopold gun kits.

Thanks!
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 30, 2022 at 07:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh wow, okay. It's not even really started yet. ... 2,025 Views / 140 Replies  
Oh wow, okay. It's not even really started yet.

Enjoy!
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 30, 2022 at 07:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm pretty sure that this was explicitly covered... 2,025 Views / 140 Replies  
I'm pretty sure that this was explicitly covered where the woman crosses from one ship to another through vacuum.

So it's not so much "bad science" as, er…continuity issue?
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 30, 2022 at 04:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, absolutely. I really despised how they... 3,111 Views / 32 Replies  
Yes, absolutely.

I really despised how they desperately shoehorned a story arc into the second half, despite the whole point of the original trilogy being that there wasn't one.

Or rather,...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 23, 2022 at 09:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yep. The second half was mostly an '80s action... 3,111 Views / 32 Replies  
Yep. The second half was mostly an '80s action movie loosely based on the Dune characters. Think second half Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie. Yeah, it's kinda partly the story somewhere in...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 23, 2022 at 05:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
which is why I replied with... 3,111 Views / 32 Replies  
which is why I replied with "Entomopter".
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 22, 2022 at 12:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yep. The word predates Herbert. 3,111 Views / 32 Replies  
Yep. The word predates Herbert.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 22, 2022 at 09:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Entomopter. The term "ornithopter" didn't... 3,111 Views / 32 Replies  
Entomopter.

The term "ornithopter" didn't originate with Herbert, btw. It described any flappy-winged mechanical flying thingum.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 21, 2022 at 06:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They're not a "neat idea"; they're in the fucking... 3,111 Views / 32 Replies  
They're not a "neat idea"; they're in the fucking books. ;)
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 21, 2022 at 06:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
FWIW: ... 994 Views / 76 Replies  
FWIW:



https://arstechnica.com/cars/2022/07/the-usps-will-buy-a-lot-more-electric-next-gen-delivery-vans/
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 21, 2022 at 09:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
This movie made me soooo happy. I gobbled... 3,111 Views / 32 Replies  
This movie made me soooo happy.

I gobbled up the books up to Chapterhouse as a kid, and this is the way I wanted the movie made. Can’t wait for the second half.

The Lynch movie is pretty...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 21, 2022 at 03:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, just saw her post earlier. Phew. 504,543 Views / 1,622 Replies  
Yeah, just saw her post earlier. Phew.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 11, 2022 at 05:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
WHAT!? 504,543 Views / 1,622 Replies  
WHAT!?
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 10, 2022 at 05:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Never voted absentee in thirty years. But... 994 Views / 76 Replies  
Never voted absentee in thirty years.

But here, you're required to register your address with the authorities whenever you move, and when you do, everybody is automatically registered to vote....
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 10, 2022 at 01:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's not a split. It's a gradient. 994 Views / 76 Replies  
It's not a split. It's a gradient.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 8, 2022 at 06:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The „split“ isn’t 100% in the red areas and 100%... 994 Views / 76 Replies  
The „split“ isn’t 100% in the red areas and 100% in the blue areas.

It’s just the totally idiotic „winner takes all“ American view of politics that makes it look that way.

Almost every single...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 8, 2022 at 06:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I kinda love the irony that you’re constantly... 994 Views / 76 Replies  
I kinda love the irony that you’re constantly furthering the Republican agenda by harping on about this bullshit.

Hillary isn’t responsible for the past fifty years of Republicans‘ voter...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 8, 2022 at 04:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
We can tell from the pixels. 458,062 Views / 1,000 Replies  
We can tell from the pixels.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 7, 2022 at 07:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes. JFC. 292,165 Views / 1,000 Replies  
Yes. JFC.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 6, 2022 at 05:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Or, as I read elsewhere: Those things you... 292,165 Views / 1,000 Replies  
Or, as I read elsewhere:

Those things you think those good Germans should have been doing more of in the early 1930's?

You need to be doing them NOW.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 6, 2022 at 05:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Tweets 45-51: 45/ As the highly respected... 292,165 Views / 1,000 Replies  
Tweets 45-51:

45/ As the highly respected conservative Judge J. Michael Luttig recently wrote:

46/ “Trump and the Republicans can only be stopped from stealing the 2024 election at this point...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 6, 2022 at 05:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Andi? You there? 504,543 Views / 1,622 Replies  
Andi? You there?
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 6, 2022 at 12:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Fall detection should make an emergency call... 2,008 Views / 17 Replies  
Fall detection should make an emergency call automatically.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 6, 2022 at 12:36 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Obviously. This is supported strongly by... 2,541 Views / 112 Replies  
Obviously.

This is supported strongly by all statistics.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 6, 2022 at 10:22 AM, in Political/War Lounge
What a bizarre argument. That’s not „peaceful... 2,541 Views / 112 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 Jul 5, 2022 at 07:09 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If this is accurate, the Supreme Court is set to... 292,165 Views / 1,000 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 Jul 5, 2022 at 05:44 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Intimidation literally only works if violence... 2,541 Views / 112 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. 458,062 Views / 1,000 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... 2,541 Views / 112 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... 2,008 Views / 17 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... 2,789 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... 2,789 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... 2,789 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... 2,789 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... 2,789 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... 2,541 Views / 112 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... 864,404 Views / 1,252 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... 6,976 Views / 117 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. ... 2,541 Views / 112 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... 2,541 Views / 112 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... 2,789 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! ... 2,789 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! 13,775 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... 1,073 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
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