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To temper that, 48.6% of voters, some 1.7... 1,636,325 Views / 3,526 Replies  
To temper that, 48.6% of voters, some 1.7 million, tried to elect a complete moron and liar to represent them.

What the actual fuck.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Yesterday at 11:49 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Since Diesel and petrol prices have dropped... 13,122 Views / 203 Replies  
Since Diesel and petrol prices have dropped considerably here in Europe, as well — is it safe to say that Biden doesn't have jack shit to do with gasoline prices?
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Dec 5, 2022 at 08:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Cunk on Earth. Mock documentary on the... 212,234 Views / 539 Replies  
Cunk on Earth.

Mock documentary on the history of civilisation by "Philomena Cunk".

Holy shit, it's hilarious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ThWWS9AIg
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Dec 2, 2022 at 06:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/7552722?... 746 Views / 49 Replies  
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/7552722?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform%3DiOS
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 22, 2022 at 12:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It was actually the consumption of cheese vs.... 531,323 Views / 1,677 Replies  
It was actually the consumption of cheese vs. death by becoming entangled in bedsheets:

https://tylervigen.com/view_correlation?id=7

95% correlation.

Other marvellous Spurious Correlations...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 22, 2022 at 10:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
dragging it into Google Image Search immediately... 376 Views / 12 Replies  
dragging it into Google Image Search immediately reveals it to be the Grote Markt in Haarlem.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 22, 2022 at 10:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Over generations, on average. If you look... 531,323 Views / 1,677 Replies  
Over generations, on average.

If you look at influenza, that's been around for millennia. But every once in a while, there's another strain that's WAY worse than others have been in a long time,...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 21, 2022 at 06:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Somebody else on your connection (or very near... 447,208 Views / 1,239 Replies  
Somebody else on your connection (or very near you, if you're on cable) is interested in those things.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 21, 2022 at 06:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Dragging it into Google's Reverse Image search... 376 Views / 12 Replies  
Dragging it into Google's Reverse Image search immediately reveals it to be Heroes' Square in Budapest.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 21, 2022 at 10:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Several countries are making the discovery that... 531,323 Views / 1,677 Replies  
Several countries are making the discovery that even when dropping isolation and masking requirements, incidence is actually *dropping*. Probably at least in part because, due to less testing,...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 18, 2022 at 06:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
„Still photos do not necessarily represent what... 7,417 Views / 166 Replies  
„Still photos do not necessarily represent what actually happened.“
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 18, 2022 at 06:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
What was the hanky reference supposed to mean? 7,417 Views / 166 Replies  
What was the hanky reference supposed to mean?
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 17, 2022 at 06:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Thankfully this seems to be close to the actual... 7,417 Views / 166 Replies  
Thankfully this seems to be close to the actual response. Public story is that it was a Ukrainian air defense missile that accidentally dropped on Polish territory.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 17, 2022 at 12:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This seems like an opportune moment to mention... 7,417 Views / 166 Replies  
This seems like an opportune moment to mention Oliver North.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 15, 2022 at 12:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Which Western states did Chechnya and Syria act... 7,417 Views / 166 Replies  
Which Western states did Chechnya and Syria act as buffer states against?

In the case of Armenia, whose invasion by Azerbaidjan Russia help instigate and finance, you could argue that...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 15, 2022 at 12:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
One thing that sort of gets lost in all the... 746 Views / 49 Replies  
One thing that sort of gets lost in all the celebration is that about half of all voters actually voted for a party that very, very recently endorsed outright fascism and the abolition of...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 15, 2022 at 05:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I love that the US invaded to profit from drug... 7,417 Views / 166 Replies  
I love that the US invaded to profit from drug trade — but the Russians somehow didn’t.

I mean, heroin wasn’t a thing in the 80s now, was it.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 14, 2022 at 11:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That sounds surprisingly similar to a friend of... 7,417 Views / 166 Replies  
That sounds surprisingly similar to a friend of mine, also a highly educated man.

He sees the eventual return of Ukraine to the fold as an inevitability, and merely disagrees with the violent and...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 14, 2022 at 04:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The first one, she kicks. The second one, it... 502,847 Views / 1,096 Replies  
The first one, she kicks. The second one, it really looks like the player is just completely inept at kicking the ball, fumbles, slips, and falls on her own.

Actually, they all look completely...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 13, 2022 at 05:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, vertical video FTW! 1,764 Views / 141 Replies  
Yeah, vertical video FTW!
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 10, 2022 at 02:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The SECRET ballot is a cornerstone of functioning... 1,636,325 Views / 3,526 Replies  
The SECRET ballot is a cornerstone of functioning democracy.

It is none of your business what I vote, and in order for you never to be able to MAKE it your business, documenting what I voted in...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 9, 2022 at 07:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Hahahahahahahaha 502,847 Views / 1,096 Replies  
Hahahahahahahaha
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 8, 2022 at 04:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Even if they haven't yet: what possible reason... 447,208 Views / 1,239 Replies  
Even if they haven't yet: what possible reason could they have for buying the company, beyond eventually harvesting user data?
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 8, 2022 at 04:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Dan Rather and Carl Sagan are not an either/or... 1,764 Views / 141 Replies  
Dan Rather and Carl Sagan are not an either/or choice.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 3, 2022 at 06:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That's not an either/or, AFAIC. 1,764 Views / 141 Replies  
That's not an either/or, AFAIC.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 3, 2022 at 04:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That is an unanswerable question the way you've... 1,764 Views / 141 Replies  
That is an unanswerable question the way you've phrased it, because those specifics you mention probably make it more relevant to particular groups of people.

A different example: Stand-up...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 3, 2022 at 12:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The value of public broadcast being financially... 1,764 Views / 141 Replies  
The value of public broadcast being financially independent is precisely in being able to provide programming that balances out what the commercial alternatives are already capable of flooding the...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 1, 2022 at 05:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That hits and contradicts precisely what I’m... 1,764 Views / 141 Replies  
That hits and contradicts precisely what I’m saying: Ratings gauge popularity; public programming needs to be about RELEVANCE.

The two are not the same thing, and often enough, are even mutually...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 1, 2022 at 06:49 AM, in Political/War Lounge
This is completely and utterly wrong. That... 1,764 Views / 141 Replies  
This is completely and utterly wrong.

That is what determines the COMMERCIAL value of a broadcast.

It is completely unrelated to social, political, or cultural value. That was exactly the...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 31, 2022 at 08:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
No, that is not true. The fact that your... 1,764 Views / 141 Replies  
No, that is not true.

The fact that your funding does not depend on the viability of your programming does NOT mean that you might not — politically or from management — be subject to the same...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 30, 2022 at 05:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I said nothing of the sort. I said that no... 1,764 Views / 141 Replies  
I said nothing of the sort.

I said that no fucks whatsoever must be given about commercial viability of this content.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 30, 2022 at 02:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This is the first thing I'd try. 1,309 Views / 14 Replies  
This is the first thing I'd try.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 30, 2022 at 01:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes. 447,208 Views / 1,239 Replies  
Yes.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 29, 2022 at 03:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Political, news, investigative reporting, arts,... 1,764 Views / 141 Replies  
Political, news, investigative reporting, arts, and children‘s programming are ALL areas in which it is important to be independent of commercial viability.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 29, 2022 at 03:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That's the whole point of having a mandatory... 1,764 Views / 141 Replies  
That's the whole point of having a mandatory license fee.

The PUBLIC pays for BBC programming, as part of their democratic responsibilities. The idea is a financially and politically independent...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 28, 2022 at 12:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
"Good" being on a relative grading scale against... 1,764 Views / 141 Replies  
"Good" being on a relative grading scale against levels of "shit-show".
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 25, 2022 at 02:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Server issues. Those are annoying. ;-) 447,208 Views / 1,239 Replies  
Server issues. Those are annoying. ;-)
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 21, 2022 at 12:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Dammit. You make it really difficult to just... 526,399 Views / 841 Replies  
Dammit. You make it really difficult to just storm off in annoyance with your goddamn level-headed, reasonable and downright amiable responses. ;)

I guess it really boils down to:

"The talk"...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 7, 2022 at 03:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The "503 service temporarily unavailable" message... 2,782 Views / 36 Replies  
The "503 service temporarily unavailable" message is unlikely to be related to signature images timing out, is it?
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 7, 2022 at 05:41 AM, in Feedback
I feel like this isn’t going anywhere. I still... 526,399 Views / 841 Replies  
I feel like this isn’t going anywhere. I still think you’re not getting what I’ve written, but I no longer really feel invested in trying to understand why you’re missing it.

I’m out.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 5, 2022 at 07:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
+2! 20,868 Views / 113 Replies  
+2!
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 5, 2022 at 02:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You’re assuming that parents are closely watching... 526,399 Views / 841 Replies  
You’re assuming that parents are closely watching their kids or have any idea what’s going on in their lives. That’s optimistic and very unrealistic in many cases, for various reasons.

In my case...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 5, 2022 at 02:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
…not least because they tend to involve at least... 526,399 Views / 841 Replies  
…not least because they tend to involve at least a decade and a half of preëxisting interactive structures and dynamics.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 3, 2022 at 12:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
*raises hand* Thanks for the heads-up on... 2,782 Views / 36 Replies  
*raises hand*

Thanks for the heads-up on that one. Apologies to all the regulars for the inconvenience.

I've also seen the server errors occasionally. Weird issue.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 3, 2022 at 06:26 AM, in Feedback
^^^^ :lol::lol::lol: It didn't... 526,399 Views / 841 Replies  
^^^^ :lol::lol::lol:





It didn't need to. It cleared the field for the actual coming out to be just a detail of a later conversation.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 29, 2022 at 04:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Okay, since you're genuinely not getting it,... 526,399 Views / 841 Replies  
Okay, since you're genuinely not getting it, maybe I'll try:

If the intent is to salvage or reinstate whatever may be left of a real relationship, the first step is to clarify standpoints or...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 28, 2022 at 05:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow. I find that assessment really, really... 526,399 Views / 841 Replies  
Wow. I find that assessment really, really saddening. I'm actually really sorry to read that from you. Absolutely no snark intended.

I'm not even entirely sure what I find the most problematic...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 27, 2022 at 12:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
China is in fact an elaborate hoax, filmed on a... 419 Views / 8 Replies  
China is in fact an elaborate hoax, filmed on a soundstage in Nashville.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 27, 2022 at 08:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yep. I’m seeing it every time Signal wants to... 447,208 Views / 1,239 Replies  
Yep. I’m seeing it every time Signal wants to update.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 26, 2022 at 04:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If you were trying to pull anything, you’d attach... 502,847 Views / 1,096 Replies  
If you were trying to pull anything, you’d attach to the tow point, and not to the engine block.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 26, 2022 at 04:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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