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Yes, and that was exactly what I was focussing on... 353,008 Views / 1,333 Replies  
Yes, and that was exactly what I was focussing on in my previous posts, no?

The only thing I'd add is that you again only focus on the individual and forget about others. Hospitals and staff who...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 08:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Have they been vaccinated at least? 353,008 Views / 1,333 Replies  
Have they been vaccinated at least?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 09:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
In my mind I have done exactly that: I have... 353,008 Views / 1,333 Replies  
In my mind I have done exactly that: I have ignored risks during the transplant procedure, the surgery. That’s how I interpreted your sentence that I should “pretend the procedure is safe by an...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 09:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
AFAIK you get kicked off if they catch you... 353,008 Views / 1,333 Replies  
AFAIK you get kicked off if they catch you drinking alcohol. And stories like this one (...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 08:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Given that Pfizer/BioNTech seems to have the... 353,008 Views / 1,333 Replies  
Given that Pfizer/BioNTech seems to have the performed trials and intends to ask for approval for use in children 5–11 soon...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 15, 2021 at 01:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't see why this is supposed to be limited to... 353,008 Views / 1,333 Replies  
I don't see why this is supposed to be limited to transplants via waiting lists. Not following essential parts of treatments (selectively or as a whole) is a significant factor no matter how you get...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 15, 2021 at 01:16 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That is an important point that becomes more... 353,008 Views / 1,333 Replies  
That is an important point that becomes more relevant when Covid has become endemic: if getting vaccinated is part of the treatment plan and people partially refuse it, it is a difficult ethical...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 14, 2021 at 08:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This was in response to you writing that the... 353,008 Views / 1,333 Replies  
This was in response to you writing that the vaccine requirement was to strongarm people into getting their shot, and that one of the motivations was punishment. Inferring people’s motivations from...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 14, 2021 at 07:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t see any evidence of that. The simpler... 353,008 Views / 1,333 Replies  
I don’t see any evidence of that.
The simpler explanation is that in reality your fourth assumption is not satisfied, in the middle of a pandemic people who choose not to get the Covid vaccine do...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 14, 2021 at 05:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, I know. But triage is also practiced in case... 353,008 Views / 1,333 Replies  
Yes, I know. But triage is also practiced in case the need calls for it (e. g. a mass casualty event or a pandemic), so this isn’t really unusual, it is just that global pandemics on this scale...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 13, 2021 at 07:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sure, but then I'd say the case under... 353,008 Views / 1,333 Replies  
Sure, but then I'd say the case under consideration here as it probably violates your fourth assumption (no overstrain on the system).

Clearly, if the health care system could accommodate these...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 13, 2021 at 04:49 AM, in Political/War Lounge
When I saw the thread title, I immediately... 484 Views / 5 Replies  
When I saw the thread title, I immediately thought of the “big scandal” of the Japanese Princess Mako marrying a “commoner”...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 13, 2021 at 01:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Again, I think you are focussing too much on the... 353,008 Views / 1,333 Replies  
Again, I think you are focussing too much on the personal situation. Let me give you an analog from the story. Japan has had pandemic measures in place before Covid-19. Their policy was that every...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 12, 2021 at 09:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, that's one of the scenarios. My larger point... 353,008 Views / 1,333 Replies  
Yes, that's one of the scenarios. My larger point is that you were just focussing on personal risk and personal reward rather including the impact on the community, the health care system and society...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 12, 2021 at 04:38 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You are just accounting for the risk for... 353,008 Views / 1,333 Replies  
You are just accounting for the risk for individuals.
But you have to consider also the risk to other patients: when my mom was doing chemo, she was tested for Covid twice before entering. (My mom...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 11, 2021 at 10:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, that’s the thing: the chance that people... 353,008 Views / 1,333 Replies  
Yes, that’s the thing: the chance that people will get Covid in their lifetimes is nigh 100 % — unless they are dying of something else in the meantime. People are afforded the highest protection is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 11, 2021 at 07:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@Laminar Youtube is pulling the same stunts,... 1,349,446 Views / 3,040 Replies  
@Laminar
Youtube is pulling the same stunts, too. Many of their shorts (which I have never watched voluntarily) feature scantily clad women. Ew.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 7, 2021 at 07:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm so happy to hear I am not the only weirdo who... 2,130 Views / 87 Replies  
I'm so happy to hear I am not the only weirdo who liked 3D Touch. I thought it was pretty sweet to have a second mode and unlike long presses I never triggered them accidentally.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 7, 2021 at 08:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think that attitude is way too black and white,... 1,349,446 Views / 3,040 Replies  
I think that attitude is way too black and white, and sets a standard nobody can really fulfill. If you are a quality control manager for the interior at VW, are you complicit in the dieselgate...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 5, 2021 at 08:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think many companies have made morally... 1,349,446 Views / 3,040 Replies  
I think many companies have made morally questionable decisions, yet I would not ask someone why they worked for VW, whose leadership committed criminal fraud on a multibillion Euro level (and that's...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 5, 2021 at 05:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
By the way, Apple has a pleasant surprise for us... 2,130 Views / 87 Replies  
By the way, Apple has a pleasant surprise for us in store, Apple has undersold the capabilities of the A15...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 5, 2021 at 04:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Why? I really don’t understand your strong... 1,349,446 Views / 3,040 Replies  
Why? I really don’t understand your strong attitude here. As a scientist, I like when people change their minds given new evidence — and morally, I like that they then act accordingly. I don’t like...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 5, 2021 at 01:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think we should be more graceful with people. I... 1,349,446 Views / 3,040 Replies  
I think we should be more graceful with people. I would never hold it against people for doing the right thing even if they were initially wrong or naïve. So I wouldn’t be dismissive and simply say...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 5, 2021 at 01:16 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The story was great. Everybody is dunking on the... 465 Views / 3 Replies  
The story was great. Everybody is dunking on the regulars and bartenders, for how could they have missed a star this big? But I am sure Mick Jagger was relieved to be a normal person for a night....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 1, 2021 at 08:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
JMS claimed that Babylon 5 is being rebooted... 105,900 Views / 393 Replies  
JMS claimed that Babylon 5 is being rebooted (https://www.ign.com/articles/babylon-5-reboot-blend-new-ideas-westworld-battlestar-galactica). Holy mackerel, if this is true I will be beyond thrilled....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 29, 2021 at 09:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I‘ve watched the first two episodes of... 105,900 Views / 393 Replies  
I‘ve watched the first two episodes of Foundation, and the cinematography is absolutely breath-taking. I can‘t speak too much of the story yet. There are a lot of moving pieces and I don‘t know if...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 26, 2021 at 07:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Since a lot of people (myself included) have... 2,130 Views / 87 Replies  
Since a lot of people (myself included) have complained a bit about iOS 15 and iPad OS 15, here are a few things I like:

- I really like the new UI for incoming calls: really nice, clean, clear,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 25, 2021 at 03:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought the setting only allows me to put the... 2,130 Views / 87 Replies  
I thought the setting only allows me to put the address back back at the top. Does it also change the tab navigation screen where you flip through cards rather than have two cards put flatly on a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 22, 2021 at 01:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So far things are fine. Music got a bit slow on... 2,130 Views / 87 Replies  
So far things are fine. Music got a bit slow on my iPhone 7, a cold launch took way too long. But apart from that it feels alright. I really like Safari on my iPhone, the address bar on the bottom is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 21, 2021 at 11:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nice! I currently have an Elite Volano, but the... 2,130 Views / 87 Replies  
Nice! I currently have an Elite Volano, but the bearings died. It is a dumb trainer, but I have a power meter (a Quark DZero) on my bike, so that combo worked great. Until the bearings died a least....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 20, 2021 at 11:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The other thing are costs that we will only see... 353,008 Views / 1,333 Replies  
The other thing are costs that we will only see in decades, e. g. the cost that school children are missing out on school. They (and the parents of those children) have sacrificed to buy society time...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 20, 2021 at 09:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The new Safari on the iPad is not as good. And I... 2,130 Views / 87 Replies  
The new Safari on the iPad is not as good. And I just deactivated the option that it takes the color of the tab bar from the web page.

Also, I won’t be getting a new Apple Watch this year after...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 20, 2021 at 09:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The outstanding feature is that AirPods Pros have... 658 Views / 2 Replies  
The outstanding feature is that AirPods Pros have is active noise cancellation, which works really well. On the negative side, they plug up your ears which many people don’t like. My wife doesn’t...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 17, 2021 at 09:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s not how it works. Insurances don’t spread... 3,468 Views / 91 Replies  
That’s not how it works. Insurances don’t spread the risk of a single person across a single person’s lifetime, they spread the risks over an entire population. You can know how many people per...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 17, 2021 at 09:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We are talking about two different things: when I... 1,349,446 Views / 3,040 Replies  
We are talking about two different things: when I wrote convinced, I meant to hold a full hearing on the case. And Roberts did vote yes to that, so he was convinced. As for the arguments in the case...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 17, 2021 at 08:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, the delta variant seems to be twice as... 353,008 Views / 1,333 Replies  
Yes, the delta variant seems to be twice as contagious ( https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/08/11/1026190062/covid-delta-variant-transmission-cdc-chickenpox) than the other variants and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 17, 2021 at 08:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t know, I’m not concerned about Windows... 727 Views / 6 Replies  
I don’t know, I’m not concerned about Windows anymore. Windows 11 seems to have gone over like a lead balloon to the enthusiasts, because it requires a secured BIOS. My brother said he needs to buy a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 17, 2021 at 06:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sure, but because I’m using an iPad, I run into... 2,130 Views / 87 Replies  
Sure, but because I’m using an iPad, I run into this limitation a lot less.
Plus, while practically annoying, I understand why it doesn’t work and that it doesn’t work for good reason.

I hope...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2021 at 11:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
FaceID also works much more reliably than TouchID... 2,130 Views / 87 Replies  
FaceID also works much more reliably than TouchID even under ideal circumstances. FaceID only fails if my face is completely misaligned from my iPad — which happens, but then I just need to move my...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2021 at 08:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think it is as simple as that, and that... 1,349,446 Views / 3,040 Replies  
I don't think it is as simple as that, and that all SC Justices, especially the conservative ones, have a well-developed sense of where they stand with regards to abortion. In my observation, Thomas...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2021 at 08:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yup, and that is the only feature I am jealous of... 2,130 Views / 87 Replies  
Yup, and that is the only feature I am jealous of as an iPhone 7 user. As someone who does a lot of sports, that is a huge issue. My iPad Pro's FaceID is soooo smooth.

Apple is dealing with it by...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2021 at 08:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s not correct, it is just that the threshold... 353,008 Views / 1,333 Replies  
That’s not correct, it is just that the threshold for herd immunity is higher.

That is because herd immunity is not just achieved through vaccination. And because vaccines protect strongly...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2021 at 07:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, very weird, you have silver-ish and... 2,130 Views / 87 Replies  
Yes, very weird, you have silver-ish and black-ish, but both have a tint to them. While I feel like I am scolding Apple both ways, I like that e. g. they offer the iMac in one safe color (white)....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2021 at 03:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, but the X is larger than my ideally sized... 2,130 Views / 87 Replies  
Yes, but the X is larger than my ideally sized phone. I hope the iPhone mini will be around next year, because I like the smaller size. And smaller size means smaller battery.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2021 at 12:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Not necessarily. Put yourself in the position... 1,349,446 Views / 3,040 Replies  
Not necessarily.
Put yourself in the position of the person writing the brief: you have a limited amount of space, you have the realities of the court and your brief needs to be as easily...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2021 at 12:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I watched the event yesterday, although I had to... 2,130 Views / 87 Replies  
I watched the event yesterday, although I had to contend with a destructive daughter and make dinner at the same time. Overall, the lack of tangible excitement is due to the maturity of the products....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 15, 2021 at 09:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m not sure I understand: I wasn’t speaking of... 1,349,446 Views / 3,040 Replies  
I’m not sure I understand: I wasn’t speaking of the judges, but people and commentators interpreting their verdicts. And since I was not speaking of any one person in particular, I don’t quite...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 15, 2021 at 07:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
We don’t need to do a deep dive on this, I don’t... 1,349,446 Views / 3,040 Replies  
We don’t need to do a deep dive on this, I don’t think it is worth it to get lost in a rabbit hole. I have the impression that we’d chase each other’s tails on slightly imprecise wording of one or...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 14, 2021 at 09:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, and I should have said that: it was just... 1,349,446 Views / 3,040 Replies  
Yes, and I should have said that: it was just about granting a full hearing. But be that as it may, I would still say that you can‘t say the case was “obviously illegal” when four SC justices were at...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 14, 2021 at 08:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I understand that this was ultimately the... 1,349,446 Views / 3,040 Replies  
I understand that this was ultimately the decision, but given that it was 5:4 with the Chief Justice dissenting, I would say the issue is not as clear cut as you present it here. I don’t think it is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 14, 2021 at 02:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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