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Have a look at how Yair Rosenberg squares the... 122 Views / 5 Replies  
Have a look at how Yair Rosenberg squares the circle (https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/08/21/trump-keeps-pushing-anti-semitic-stereotypes-he-thinks-hes-praising-jews/): his thesis is that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 02:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
AFAIK this is not quite correct: should the... 4,563 Views / 72 Replies  
AFAIK this is not quite correct: should the Senate convict Trump, then the Senate could in addition disqualify from holding (certain or all) public federal offices in the future...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 01:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
In the grand scheme of things, it is still... 4,563 Views / 72 Replies  
In the grand scheme of things, it is still important to do the right thing. Everyone involved will be judged by history, and I don't think today's GOP will be remembered fondly.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 01:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yup. Just trying to wrap my head around ticket... 360 Views / 15 Replies  
Yup.
Just trying to wrap my head around ticket pricing was hard. A colleague of mine gave me very precise instructions so that I could get a decently priced train ticket (it wasn't anything...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 12:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ok. Just wanted to check. Here in Japan, I don't... 201 Views / 45 Replies  
Ok. Just wanted to check. Here in Japan, I don't think I have seen a single one, although they were covered in the refresh driver's ed course I had to take when I renewed my license. But the ones in...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 11:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Have you had much experience with roundabouts?... 201 Views / 45 Replies  
Have you had much experience with roundabouts? (I’m honestly asking, I am not trying to be condescending.)
Cars expect many roundabouts to have pedestrian crossings, and cars then of course yield...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 09:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Easier, because cars have to slow down anyway. In... 201 Views / 45 Replies  
Easier, because cars have to slow down anyway. In a rural and suburban setting, they are great: they are cheaper than traffic lights, little maintenance, and if you space them closely enough, they...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 10, 2019 at 09:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
:lol: (To the non-Germans in the room: Saxony... 360 Views / 15 Replies  
:lol:
(To the non-Germans in the room: Saxony is a region within Germany that has a, well, very peculiar accent. Few outside of Saxony would describe it as sexy.)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 10, 2019 at 08:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The roundabout is dynamically allocating... 201 Views / 45 Replies  
The roundabout is dynamically allocating throughput between motorists coming from different directions. Most traffic lights are at a timer, so independently of whether and how many cars are waiting...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 10, 2019 at 04:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Roundabouts lose their appeal the more lanes they... 201 Views / 45 Replies  
Roundabouts lose their appeal the more lanes they have. Most of the ones I have used were 1-2 lanes wide, but mostly 1 lane.

I haven't owned a car for that to comment, but I cycle almost...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 9, 2019 at 09:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The gin company deliberately searched for the... 206 Views / 2 Replies  
The gin company deliberately searched for the actress and hired her. This is great on so many levels.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 9, 2019 at 09:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My comment was specifically about the Eurostar.... 360 Views / 15 Replies  
My comment was specifically about the Eurostar. AFAIK this is one of the few train lines where your luggage is checked, and where you will have a passport check. Within continental Europe that isn't...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 9, 2019 at 09:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thirded: there is no checked luggage and with the... 360 Views / 15 Replies  
Thirded: there is no checked luggage and with the possible exception of the Eurostar, there are no security checks. (I haven't been on the Eurostar, but I have passed the Eurostar terminal in St....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 8, 2019 at 09:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Also here, roundabouts are perfect. Cars don't... 201 Views / 45 Replies  
Also here, roundabouts are perfect. Cars don't have to technically come to a dead stop and wait for a few Mississippis (which, let's be real, few people do in real life).
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 8, 2019 at 09:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Except that this design doesn't deliver: yes, it... 201 Views / 45 Replies  
Except that this design doesn't deliver: yes, it improves flow for cars who want to turn right. But if left turns are allowed, this will block the left lane and significantly slow down traffic...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 8, 2019 at 09:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There are plenty of those in Europe, especially... 201 Views / 45 Replies  
There are plenty of those in Europe, especially if they are replacing a traffic light.

How so? Roundabouts force cars to slow down and cars can only make right turns. That means impacts are less...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 8, 2019 at 09:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You will still have a larger net flux of cars... 201 Views / 45 Replies  
You will still have a larger net flux of cars compared to an intersection with a traffic light, because you always dynamically allocate capacity. And it is much safer, because cars go more slowly....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 7, 2019 at 08:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
AFAIK the average traffic flow is higher on... 201 Views / 45 Replies  
AFAIK the average traffic flow is higher on roundabouts than on traffic lights, so from that perspective, they are the engineer's solution. Of course, I don't know whether that applies to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 4, 2019 at 08:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Was that video taken in Chile? 62,241 Views / 480 Replies  
Was that video taken in Chile?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 4, 2019 at 12:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
How to download 32 bit apps for older iOS devices 281 Views / 2 Replies  
I have an old iPhone 5 and an iPad 2, and I am thinking those are perfect devices for our toddler. I have reset the iPad 2 (which was originally my parents's device, but they have gotten a new one...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 1, 2019 at 09:16 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Pssst, I thought we agreed to not use the C-word... 242,598 Views / 2,475 Replies  
Pssst, I thought we agreed to not use the C-word any longer … 
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 28, 2019 at 05:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
And give them the right to vote? It’d be much... 242,598 Views / 2,475 Replies  
And give them the right to vote? It’d be much smarter to make them a territory, you wouldn’t want those “socialist” ideals like proper health care to become normalized. Works great for Puerto Rico!
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 27, 2019 at 07:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I agree with this sentiment: finally, Tesla built... 157,568 Views / 984 Replies  
I agree with this sentiment: finally, Tesla built a car that doesn't look boring. All of their current models (sans the original Lotus derivative) looked “shapeless” to me from the outside. Tesla's...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 26, 2019 at 03:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I bought one, but didn’t pay attention before... 28,973 Views / 230 Replies  
I bought one, but didn’t pay attention before upgrading to Catalina. I don’t have drivers for it yet. But even when it was working, the experience wasn’t as smooth. Also, it wasn’t smooth sailing, I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 20, 2019 at 10:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, but since the WiFi chip is soldered onto... 28,973 Views / 230 Replies  
Well, but since the WiFi chip is soldered onto the motherboard, they’d have to change the entire logic board. I don’t think this is worth it for a 4-year old machine.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 18, 2019 at 11:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes. Two months ago or so the wifi module of my... 28,973 Views / 230 Replies  
Yes. Two months ago or so the wifi module of my 13" MacBook Pro decided to die, so I am due for an update. I wanted to hold out for the first ARM-based Mac laptops, but I don't want to wait that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 14, 2019 at 08:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's a good tip and an authentic recipe (at... 2,175 Views / 44 Replies  
That's a good tip and an authentic recipe (at least in Japan).
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 12, 2019 at 12:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, you don’t want to leave him or her out …  4,563 Views / 72 Replies  
Well, you don’t want to leave him or her out … 
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 8, 2019 at 09:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That's why the initial testimony was and should... 4,563 Views / 72 Replies  
That's why the initial testimony was and should have been secret: otherwise witnesses will be able to adjust their testimony to match prior testimony. Sondland probably wanted to ensure not to be...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 5, 2019 at 08:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Unfortunately, my wife already owns a pair. She... 28,973 Views / 230 Replies  
Unfortunately, my wife already owns a pair. She gave me the green light to get a new pair after she got fed up with me using hers. It’s really a pity: in an airplane, the Airpods aren’t good, and I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 30, 2019 at 07:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Bastards! Apple released new AirPods a month... 28,973 Views / 230 Replies  
Bastards! Apple released new AirPods a month after I have bought new ones. (I needed new ones since the batteries of my old ones gave up the ghost.) I could really use active noice cancellation for...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 30, 2019 at 03:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yup, and I think more and more Republicans are... 24,720 Views / 297 Replies  
Yup, and I think more and more Republicans are seeing that there is a real world cost to sticking to Trump. Up until now, most of them think that “this is just words and doesn't impact actual...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 18, 2019 at 01:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Maybe not appointing conservative judges will do... 24,720 Views / 297 Replies  
Maybe not appointing conservative judges will do the trick?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 18, 2019 at 08:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Or maybe he is hoping that the bus comes to a... 18,810 Views / 203 Replies  
Or maybe he is hoping that the bus comes to a stop after mowing down a lot of others people who are lined up before him.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 18, 2019 at 08:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Your tweet proved quite prescient. 4,563 Views / 72 Replies  
Your tweet proved quite prescient.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 13, 2019 at 08:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It is evident that Trump solely sees this through... 4,563 Views / 72 Replies  
It is evident that Trump solely sees this through the lens of his re-election campaign. I don't think he cares about constitutionality or House procedures. Pelosi would be a fool if she gave in to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 9, 2019 at 08:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Perhaps I misunderstood, but you did write that... 2,949 Views / 27 Replies  
Perhaps I misunderstood, but you did write that you discovered that the drive that houses your home folder is also almost full (at 3 TB). I understood that to mean that you intend to replace the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 9, 2019 at 08:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I recommend Backblaze: $6 per month for unlimited... 2,949 Views / 27 Replies  
I recommend Backblaze: $6 per month for unlimited backups.

Also, Google Drive, Dropbox and iCloud aren't giving you backups, they just mirror content — which is not what you'd want.

Lastly,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 9, 2019 at 11:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think this is necessarily true.... 2,949 Views / 27 Replies  
I don't think this is necessarily true. Backblaze, for example, almost exclusively uses consumer-grade drives as they have concluded that there is no or no appreciable difference in reliability to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 8, 2019 at 09:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Money laundering is difficult to prove, because... 4,563 Views / 72 Replies  
Money laundering is difficult to prove, because the streams of in- and outgoing money are designed to be complicated so as to obscure their true origin. If the trial is political (i. e. part of an...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 8, 2019 at 08:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It is a very peculiar solution to organized crime... 4,563 Views / 72 Replies  
It is a very peculiar solution to organized crime that doesn't exist in most (any?) other developed countries. In most other countries I am aware of, the state needs to prove that certain income...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 8, 2019 at 08:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Then get two 10+ TB drives and configure them in... 2,949 Views / 27 Replies  
Then get two 10+ TB drives and configure them in a RAID1.

Don't waste your time thinking about rpms. I would definitely encourage you to go for at least 10 TB. Especially if you come from 5 TB,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 8, 2019 at 08:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You are right, but I was thinking of some nuggets... 4,563 Views / 72 Replies  
You are right, but I was thinking of some nuggets that are in the call “transcript” (I'd rather call it a summary): President Zelensky mentioned that he stayed in Trump's hotel in New York, for...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 8, 2019 at 01:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Ditto, you should look into getting 8-10 TB hard... 2,949 Views / 27 Replies  
Ditto, you should look into getting 8-10 TB hard drives, and fewer, larger-capacity drives are always better than more smaller-capacity ones for backups. The only RAID I would consider is a RAID1 —...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 7, 2019 at 10:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Even more likely than this being proven are... 4,563 Views / 72 Replies  
Even more likely than this being proven are violations of the emoluments clause of the Constitution, since the income could be perfectly legal if Trump were a private citizen. Money laundering and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 7, 2019 at 09:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't think we should discount the possibility... 4,563 Views / 72 Replies  
I don't think we should discount the possibility that this is part of Trump's deliberate strategy: all throughout his life, Trump has been able to avoid prison despite his involvement in plenty of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 3, 2019 at 09:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ditto if race were a factor in the opposite... 23,824 Views / 279 Replies  
Ditto if race were a factor in the opposite direction. I think those are fair questions, that merit discussion.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 2, 2019 at 07:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t subscribe to the idea that people cannot... 23,824 Views / 279 Replies  
I don’t subscribe to the idea that people cannot be forgiven. But I’d say they do have to bear responsibility for their actions. The fact that she was professionally trained and does know better is,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 2, 2019 at 07:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Same here, yesterday I read the judge allowed the... 23,824 Views / 279 Replies  
Same here, yesterday I read the judge allowed the Castle Doctrine to be used in this instance, and this morning I read the jury found her guilty. Honestly, this shouldn't feel special, this should be...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Oct 1, 2019 at 08:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't claim to understand them either, but I... 4,563 Views / 72 Replies  
I don't claim to understand them either, but I understand that it is not about how this complaint was submitted. If there had been another Snowden, they'd focus on that person being a traitor to the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 30, 2019 at 02:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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