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Yes, very weird, you have silver-ish and... 165 Views / 7 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 Today at 03:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, but the X is larger than my ideally sized... 165 Views / 7 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 Today at 12:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Not necessarily. Put yourself in the position... 1,320,750 Views / 2,979 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 Today at 12:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I watched the event yesterday, although I had to... 165 Views / 7 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 Yesterday at 09:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m not sure I understand: I wasn’t speaking of... 1,320,750 Views / 2,979 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 Yesterday at 07:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
We don’t need to do a deep dive on this, I don’t... 1,320,750 Views / 2,979 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... 1,320,750 Views / 2,979 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... 1,320,750 Views / 2,979 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
Even in Japan I see tiny traces of the craziness.... 1,515 Views / 64 Replies  
Even in Japan I see tiny traces of the craziness. Back when my first daughter was born, my wife was on a different insurance than me. But by default, children are on the insurance of the husband,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 14, 2021 at 02:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Once you got into the groove, it is glorious. The... 701 Views / 42 Replies  
Once you got into the groove, it is glorious. The first episode was discombobulated and in part slow. But once you understood that this was on purpose and you can keep the characters straight in your...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 14, 2021 at 02:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sorry to hear about your gf's cancer, I hope she... 1,515 Views / 64 Replies  
Sorry to hear about your gf's cancer, I hope she is on her way to remission.
I lost my mom to cancer this year. I couldn't fathom if we had to combine the grief with significant financial...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 13, 2021 at 09:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Do yourself a favor and listen to Satisfaction by... 335,932 Views / 1,247 Replies  
Do yourself a favor and listen to Satisfaction by the Stones and then by Cat Power. Amazing. Although I need to be in the mood to want to appreciate her.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 13, 2021 at 06:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Maybe I’m alone here, but I think Sens8 is on... 701 Views / 42 Replies  
Maybe I’m alone here, but I think Sens8 is on par. You just have to be patient in the beginning so that you keep all the characters straight. Stories, sets, set in different cultures.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 13, 2021 at 06:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How effective will that be in practice? I think... 1,320,750 Views / 2,979 Replies  
How effective will that be in practice? I think you can think of many reasonable defenses that will let the other person off the hook in practice. If, say, I accompany my wife to a Planned Parenthood...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 13, 2021 at 05:34 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I understand this, but I don't find it a... 1,320,750 Views / 2,979 Replies  
I understand this, but I don't find it a particularly convincing argument for handling this case via the shadow docket. You wrote in your second post that Alito only seems to be going on the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 13, 2021 at 03:58 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Cat Power … are they a downer when you watch them... 335,932 Views / 1,247 Replies  
Cat Power … are they a downer when you watch them live? Their version of the Stones’s Satisfaction is disturbing(ly good).
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 12, 2021 at 11:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@subego I am not sure whether this goes to the... 1,320,750 Views / 2,979 Replies  
@subego
I am not sure whether this goes to the heart of the matter. Most of the criticism I have seen is to decide the case via the shadow docket rather than give it a full hearing, which it...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 12, 2021 at 09:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
What real action movie? ;) I honestly wasn't... 701 Views / 42 Replies  
What real action movie? ;)
I honestly wasn't even thinking of that. To me it is especially the first movie and the two seasons of Stand Alone Complex, then the other two movies and lastly the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 11, 2021 at 04:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
To be honest, I don‘t know which version I... 701 Views / 42 Replies  
To be honest, I don‘t know which version I watched first or that I checked. I liked it alright, but I don‘t love it. I‘m more of a Ghost in the Shell fanatic.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 10, 2021 at 12:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Same here. Is it any good? ;) I also saw... 701 Views / 42 Replies  
Same here. Is it any good? ;)

I also saw the original Dune only this year. It definitely had a Blade Runner vibe to it in that it was a very peculiar movie, and I could see how people wouldn't...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 9, 2021 at 10:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Blasphemy! ;) :p 701 Views / 42 Replies  
Blasphemy! ;) :p
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 9, 2021 at 02:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, get a grinder. I got one for my birthday... 80,819 Views / 279 Replies  
Yes, get a grinder. I got one for my birthday this year and I am amazed how stupid I was for not getting one earlier. Experiment with the fineness of the grind. It also depends on the coffee, e. g....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 8, 2021 at 11:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think one thing that is kinda marmite about the... 701 Views / 42 Replies  
I think one thing that is kinda marmite about the second one is the very peculiar narrative structure, where you go back and forth in time. It also has a different flavor than the first part, where...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 8, 2021 at 11:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh boy, I don’t know if I even want to watch it.... 701 Views / 42 Replies  
Oh boy, I don’t know if I even want to watch it. Here is the thing: in my mind, the Wachoski siblings did two great things in their life, the first Matrix move and Sense8. The latter got cancelled,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 8, 2021 at 07:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Regarding Ted Lasso, completely agreed. The... 100,710 Views / 384 Replies  
Regarding Ted Lasso, completely agreed.
The writers seem a bit unsure how to continue, because the first season wasn’t just happy ends and unicorns, it excelled at how to deal with the messiness of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 8, 2021 at 07:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was tempted to write more about this in my... 335,932 Views / 1,247 Replies  
I was tempted to write more about this in my reply to turtle’s post. AFAIK the ivermectin craze started with the two publications mentioned in this thread, the study on humans I referred to and this...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 6, 2021 at 07:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Thanks for spotting that, good to know. The... 335,932 Views / 1,247 Replies  
Thanks for spotting that, good to know. The headline had something Onion-esque about it, too.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 6, 2021 at 01:00 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I just saw this headline on Twitter (... 335,932 Views / 1,247 Replies  
I just saw this headline on Twitter ( https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/gunshot-victims-horse-dewormer-ivermectin-oklahoma-hospitals-covid-1220608/): “Gunshot Victims Left Waiting...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 4, 2021 at 08:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And you should take a step back and think why... 335,932 Views / 1,247 Replies  
And you should take a step back and think why anyone would suppress this kind of information? Cui bono — to whose benefit?

If ivermectin were effective, wouldn’t every government on planet earth...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 4, 2021 at 07:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
In individual cases that would not cause a... 335,932 Views / 1,247 Replies  
In individual cases that would not cause a problem, and especially with a disease like Covid trial and error might lead to an accidental discovery of a treatment that is effective against Covid. But...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 4, 2021 at 06:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think we have won this battle, but the war... 2,045 Views / 62 Replies  
I think we have won this battle, but the war ain’t over. However, I am glad that Apple is reconsidering its stance. We should keep our eyes open.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 3, 2021 at 08:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think you are looking at it too narrowly:... 335,932 Views / 1,247 Replies  
I think you are looking at it too narrowly: Ivermectin has become most popular amongst people who reject vaccines and masks but are eager to believe in alternative remedies du jour such as...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 2, 2021 at 10:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Most criminals are not high-IQ masterminds, and... 2,045 Views / 62 Replies  
Most criminals are not high-IQ masterminds, and we should keep that in mind. I have been acquainted with one person that exchanged CSAM material, a former co-worker, and he was so shmart to use his...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 30, 2021 at 08:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ivermectin has not been proven effective against... 335,932 Views / 1,247 Replies  
Ivermectin has not been proven effective against Covid-19 just like several other supposed miracle drugs that had their 30 seconds of fame before. Doctors would love to have a cheap, readily...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 30, 2021 at 07:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That’s a pretty negative outlook on humanity, and... 1,320,750 Views / 2,979 Replies  
That’s a pretty negative outlook on humanity, and sounds as if you haven’t met a lot of people from the Middle East first hand. Most I have met suffer from the respective regimes, it’s just that most...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 28, 2021 at 03:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
@OAW I think you are technically right, but to... 1,320,750 Views / 2,979 Replies  
@OAW
I think you are technically right, but to a lot, it feels like a defeat. I listened to the Dispatch and you can hear that very clearly voiced by David French who says that America is/should be...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 26, 2021 at 07:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Smart. 335,932 Views / 1,247 Replies  
Smart.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 26, 2021 at 06:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Right. Like you say, while it is good that... 2,045 Views / 62 Replies  
Right.
Like you say, while it is good that Apple is held to a higher standard, it is really telling that nobody really seemed to care about other companies doing far more invasive forms of scanning...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 22, 2021 at 08:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No, in my mind I was saying the exact opposite:... 2,045 Views / 62 Replies  
No, in my mind I was saying the exact opposite: only now that Apple is doing something — and I don‘t even want to compare it directly to what other companies are doing — is there a huge outcry on...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 22, 2021 at 03:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Do you have a TV with network connectivity? If... 2,045 Views / 62 Replies  
Do you have a TV with network connectivity? If the answer is yes, you have a smart appliance and many models will snoop on you (...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 21, 2021 at 08:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
In my case I am listening to a lot of music and... 2,045 Views / 62 Replies  
In my case I am listening to a lot of music and podcasts. The actual screen time is maybe an hour-and-a-half. Still that’s a lot.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 21, 2021 at 08:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think it is important to keep in mind that... 2,045 Views / 62 Replies  
I think it is important to keep in mind that Apple is a hold out up until now. The numbers are proof of that, Apple reported significantly less when compared to the other big cloud companies (by a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 21, 2021 at 05:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Learning more about what Apple has done and how... 2,045 Views / 62 Replies  
Learning more about what Apple has done and how it has implemented it has put me at ease a little: if you are implementing something like this while maximizing privacy, then this seems a good way to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 20, 2021 at 08:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The snarky side in me initially wanted to post... 1,515 Views / 64 Replies  
The snarky side in me initially wanted to post something about the relationship of Rob and bans … but he unfortunately has a point.

I'm always baffled by claims that especially Facebook censors...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 18, 2021 at 11:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s the big issue with just labeling something... 842 Views / 16 Replies  
That’s the big issue with just labeling something illegal and then think the discussion is over. I found quite interesting that VP Harris was widely criticized by the GOP for traveling to Latin...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 10, 2021 at 07:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This. I think this will have lasting... 2,045 Views / 62 Replies  
This.
I think this will have lasting consequences for Apple's image as a privacy-conscious company.

The issue is that this mechanism is in place. I don't think Apple would be able to resist the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 10, 2021 at 07:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think there is a difference between naming a... 842 Views / 16 Replies  
I think there is a difference between naming a (perceived or real) political problem and stoking people's fears to get votes.

In a sense, if I were to argue any more strongly with you, I'd feel...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 9, 2021 at 03:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
This just popped up on my radar the day before... 2,045 Views / 62 Replies  
This just popped up on my radar the day before yesterday or yesterday. (I'm very busy at work, so everything is a blur.) I really need to read up on the implementation to temper my reaction.

But...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 7, 2021 at 02:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think for a large share of people, the issue... 842 Views / 16 Replies  
I think for a large share of people, the issue isn’t illegal immigration, but immigration, period. They fear that (legal or illegal) immigration subjects them to more competition, they are afraid of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 5, 2021 at 09:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Isn't it obvious that this only applies to... 335,932 Views / 1,247 Replies  
Isn't it obvious that this only applies to certain things? ;)
It isn't the first time states forced the non-implementation of Covid restrictions onto their communities. Ditto for “critical race...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 29, 2021 at 01:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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