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Young people are less likely to vote, and they... 604 Views / 31 Replies  
Young people are less likely to vote, and they are less likely to vote in primaries. And minorities overwhelmingly voted for Biden. We can speculate about the reasons (perhaps it is because many...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 25, 2020 at 03:38 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I want to be careful to tread the line between... 604 Views / 31 Replies  
I want to be careful to tread the line between giving you food for thought and just hammering you, and I apologize if my you felt I crossed that line.

Let me go away from Hillary Clinton and give...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 24, 2020 at 10:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This strikes me as too cynical a take and have... 604 Views / 31 Replies  
This strikes me as too cynical a take and have little to do with policies. Marriages are complicated and Hillary Clinton strikes me as plenty powerful enough to divorce him if she felt like it....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 24, 2020 at 04:07 AM, in Political/War Lounge
538 gave her a 66 or 67 % chance of winning. So I... 604 Views / 31 Replies  
538 gave her a 66 or 67 % chance of winning. So I think this was quite accurate. I didn’t pay attention to other ones, although I am sure many got it quite wrong.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 23, 2020 at 08:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I totally agree, I completely share your... 604 Views / 31 Replies  
I totally agree, I completely share your criticism of her policy positions. But I don’t think this is why she lost. The election wasn’t about that. The election coverage wasn’t about substantive...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 23, 2020 at 08:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The sad thing is that during the last election... 604 Views / 31 Replies  
The sad thing is that during the last election cycle, we were drowning in so many BS stories about her mixing private and public emails (and nobody cares that the Trumps did the same during the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 23, 2020 at 08:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sanders is too old to be a boomer. But that’s my... 604 Views / 31 Replies  
Sanders is too old to be a boomer. But that’s my biggest criticism of all candidates — including Trump, Biden, Sanders and Warren: they are all too old. Warren is the “youngest” at 71. You could add...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 23, 2020 at 08:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Good point. Nevertheless, Apple Pro Underwear... 564 Views / 7 Replies  
Good point. Nevertheless, Apple Pro Underwear should be aware of the ARM transition one way or another.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 23, 2020 at 12:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Plus, in 2020 Sanders was the favorite in the... 604 Views / 31 Replies  
Plus, in 2020 Sanders was the favorite in the press and in terms of donations. Biden wasn't initially even in the top-5. Yet I think Biden played his cards right, and became the nominee. Not by...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 22, 2020 at 11:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think this is rather simplistic and forgets... 604 Views / 31 Replies  
I think this is rather simplistic and forgets that the GOP could have nominated anyone from their 17ish hopefuls, which spanned the gamut from neocon to more centrist to cleptocrat crazy (Trump)....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 22, 2020 at 10:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Now is not a good time to buy a new Mac, Apple... 564 Views / 7 Replies  
Now is not a good time to buy a new Mac, Apple will release ARM-based Macs very soon. They said they will deliver the first ARM-based Macs this year, and they will start with mobile Macs. I’d...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 22, 2020 at 07:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not to speak of Kavanaugh’s inappropriate... 55,835 Views / 399 Replies  
Not to speak of Kavanaugh’s inappropriate behavior during the confirmation hearings.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 22, 2020 at 06:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m really tempted, not by a single function, but... 1,110 Views / 33 Replies  
I’m really tempted, not by a single function, but by the whole package as well as cellular connectivity. Even on longer bike rides I could leave my phone at home and just put my Apple Watch on. Plus,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 22, 2020 at 05:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m really tempted, not by a single function, but... 1,110 Views / 33 Replies  
I’m really tempted, not by a single function, but by the whole package as well as cellular connectivity. On longer bike rides I could leave my phone at home and just put my Apple Watch on. Plus, I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 22, 2020 at 05:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Perhaps. Although I’m sure the optics more than... 55,835 Views / 399 Replies  
Perhaps. Although I’m sure the optics more than make up whatever extra money and love she gets from the RNC. She has become a meme.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 21, 2020 at 05:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t know about that. If she is, it’s the... 55,835 Views / 399 Replies  
I don’t know about that. If she is, it’s the world’s most unsuccessful protection racket. In a protection racket you buy protection from the same party against wanton destruction. With Collins I just...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 20, 2020 at 08:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This. IMHO Apple may ideally want to wait... 1,110 Views / 33 Replies  
This.
IMHO Apple may ideally want to wait until it can put the finger print scanner behind the display, though.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 19, 2020 at 09:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sure, but will you want to use it after 7 years.... 1,110 Views / 33 Replies  
Sure, but will you want to use it after 7 years. A CPU that’s twice as fast will give me a longer runway for a better user experience. I don’t want to end up with a device that’s like the iPad 2...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 19, 2020 at 09:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sure, I agree with you on that. I'm just saying... 55,835 Views / 399 Replies  
Sure, I agree with you on that. I'm just saying that I think Trump will choose the candidate that he thinks will give him the best chances at the election. So if Trump thinks nominating a woman who...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 19, 2020 at 08:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Maybe. That’d be logical, and if we were talking... 55,835 Views / 399 Replies  
Maybe. That’d be logical, and if we were talking about a “normal” president, I’d be inclined to agree. With Trump, though, I get the impression, though, that a troubled nomination like Kavanaugh’s...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 19, 2020 at 06:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
This gives undecided Trump voters a galvanization... 55,835 Views / 399 Replies  
This gives undecided Trump voters a galvanization point. The issue of judges has been a strong issue that overrode many other considerations in the past, and the theater that this appointment will...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 19, 2020 at 03:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m so glad Mitch McConnell is in charge of the... 55,835 Views / 399 Replies  
I’m so glad Mitch McConnell is in charge of the Senate. He knows that Presidents should not appoint Supreme Court judges in their last year, the people should have a say in this and we should wait...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 18, 2020 at 09:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@Andy :thumbsup: I can't wait for the next... 37,094 Views / 304 Replies  
@Andy :thumbsup:
I can't wait for the next season, the characters are great. Wait until you meet Bobby “Gunny” Draper.

Another recommendation, from Apple+ no less: Ted Lasso. Sooooo good. I'm...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2020 at 11:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The CPU is twice as fast, which makes the SE more... 1,110 Views / 33 Replies  
The CPU is twice as fast, which makes the SE more future-proof, me thinks.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2020 at 09:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The new Air looks awesome. I have a current-gen... 1,110 Views / 33 Replies  
The new Air looks awesome. I have a current-gen 13" Pro and I love that thing to bits. Fortunately, I didn't have to pay for it myself. If it were my money, I'd get a green Air. I'd miss FaceID,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2020 at 09:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My impression is that many voters are so far down... 45,849 Views / 674 Replies  
My impression is that many voters are so far down the rabbit hole that facts don't matter. Elections are a team sport and you're sticking to your team if for no other purpose than to stick it to the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2020 at 02:44 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Load types were mentioned: one of the columns is... 560 Views / 35 Replies  
Load types were mentioned: one of the columns is labeled “Gas Turbine and Small Scale”, which indicates to me that they are amalgamating all gas power plants independent of size (as well as...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 10, 2020 at 11:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'll dig into the data later this weekend. ... 560 Views / 35 Replies  
I'll dig into the data later this weekend.

Sure, but it is not an argument I have made and it feels weird that you ask me to justify something in it as opposed to the OP.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 10, 2020 at 10:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Both determine whether investing in a certain... 560 Views / 35 Replies  
Both determine whether investing in a certain type of power plant is profitable. Lower operating expenses and fuel costs equate to higher profits. But at least for the first decade+, the power...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 10, 2020 at 10:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Same here, I watched The Avengers as a kid (I had... 528 Views / 3 Replies  
Same here, I watched The Avengers as a kid (I had to look up the title, because I only knew the German “Mit Schirm, Charme und Melone”, literally translating to “With Umbrella, Charme and Bowler...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 10, 2020 at 09:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
:thumbsup: 62,140 Views / 392 Replies  
:thumbsup:
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 7, 2020 at 07:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You could have made that same point without... 62,140 Views / 392 Replies  
You could have made that same point without calling Thorzdad disingenuous and assume bad faith on his part.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 7, 2020 at 10:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Other news outlets explicitly stated that the... 62,140 Views / 392 Replies  
Other news outlets explicitly stated that the renters (https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-florida-couple-shot-at-black-men-dropping-uhaul-20200901-fkwhpo5mrbdqfkxccy5fx5wo7u-story.html) of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 7, 2020 at 01:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Although it is important that if you want to make... 854 Views / 7 Replies  
Although it is important that if you want to make your living with Youtube, you will be subject to a different set of pressures. This does not have to be bad, just saying. Streamers, podcasters and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 5, 2020 at 09:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This is good advice. Go and see the world, see... 854 Views / 7 Replies  
This is good advice. Go and see the world, see how things are done in other societies. It’ll teach you tons about yourself, you will learn to see some things critically about your own society while...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 5, 2020 at 09:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What is the total capacity? And why do you think... 560 Views / 35 Replies  
What is the total capacity? And why do you think it can’t be replaced, do you have any numbers?

I have no idea what you are talking about. I have never mentioned any of this.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 5, 2020 at 05:30 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'd say that to be really viable, both... 560 Views / 35 Replies  
I'd say that to be really viable, both financially and politically, SMRs should be made widely available. I'm not necessarily arguing that we must be willing to hand one to Iran or North Korea, but...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 5, 2020 at 12:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I thought SMRs are not meant to compete with... 560 Views / 35 Replies  
I thought SMRs are not meant to compete with large-scale power plants, but something like diesel generators or so. AFAIK the power output of an SMR is in the range 15-50 MW, so 3-10 average-sized...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 4, 2020 at 09:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I find this table not very useful (which isn’t... 560 Views / 35 Replies  
I find this table not very useful (which isn’t your fault): it mixes gas power plants with “small scale” power plants. There are, of course, big gas power plants, and electricity is cheaper than...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 4, 2020 at 09:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I was quite specific, I’m talking about using... 560 Views / 35 Replies  
I was quite specific, I’m talking about using existing capacity to replace coal power plants. In many places, coal power plants can be and has been shut down with zero impact on the power grid’s...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 4, 2020 at 08:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You don't need other sources, you can use a... 560 Views / 35 Replies  
You don't need other sources, you can use a combination of more localized energy storage and longer-range power transfer. Basically, you have to move away from the base load-mid load-peak load...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 4, 2020 at 02:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
In the early 2000s the government coalition... 560 Views / 35 Replies  
In the early 2000s the government coalition between Social Democrats (center-left) and Green Party decided to end nuclear power generation in Germany by 2022. The main reasons were the dangers that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 3, 2020 at 10:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You are missing that cheaper prices for consumers... 560 Views / 35 Replies  
You are missing that cheaper prices for consumers isn’t necessarily in the interest of the electricity companies. If you have a coal power plant with a valid operating license, you want to use it for...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 3, 2020 at 09:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Except that this isn’t true, these price... 560 Views / 35 Replies  
Except that this isn’t true, these price differentials hold true for existing infrastructure as well — coal is either the most or second-most expensive option to generate power (depending on how...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 3, 2020 at 08:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This is a very sensible take. I’m curious how... 12,606 Views / 189 Replies  
This is a very sensible take.
I’m curious how far Apple wants to scale up its GPUs. But at least for the intermediate term, i. e. 5-6ish years (= the support period of Intel Macs), I reckon Apple...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 2, 2020 at 03:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That really reminds me of the famous Simpsons bit... 463,517 Views / 2,580 Replies  
That really reminds me of the famous Simpsons bit where they find out that Mr. Burns has every disease imaginable. But precisely, because he has every disease, they cancel each other out and he stays...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 31, 2020 at 07:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Your graph puts two things in context — remove... 3,237 Views / 60 Replies  
Your graph puts two things in context — remove one line and you remove the context.
I interpreted your graph as meaning that in regions with low population density, religious institutions take over...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 31, 2020 at 01:46 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, I'm in favor of churches being taxed, for... 3,237 Views / 60 Replies  
Well, I'm in favor of churches being taxed, for otherwise the state gets into the business deciding what constitutes are a religion and what doesn't. :p Since would not be an assault on religious...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 31, 2020 at 12:04 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I understand that you haven't included a time... 3,237 Views / 60 Replies  
I understand that you haven't included a time axis, but urbanization is a process that happens in time, i. e. people tend to move to urban environments with larger density. Concurrently (i. e. again...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 30, 2020 at 11:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think this is solid advice for most fields. For... 3,051 Views / 19 Replies  
I think this is solid advice for most fields. For if you got into [fancy university] on your own merits, it is indeed a sign that you are ambitious and capable. But at a certain point, there are...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 30, 2020 at 07:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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