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Yes, true, but was it obvious that CA would be a... 221,940 Views / 802 Replies  
Yes, true, but was it obvious that CA would be a single state rather than two, three or four? You have North and South Dakota, two Carolinas, two Virginias, etc.

I don't think the Founders had...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 10:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's for old timers like us to shoot the breeze... 14 Views / 2 Replies  
It's for old timers like us to shoot the breeze :)
It's become more mellow and certainly much quieter, yes. But so what?

As for how long this place will stay up? Don't know. Someone is paying...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 10:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sure, but would they think that e. g. California... 221,940 Views / 802 Replies  
Sure, but would they think that e. g. California would become as populous relative to many other states? Or that the entirety of California would be a single state? Or that the US would be home to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 10:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
When it comes to gun control, here is a list of... 221,940 Views / 802 Replies  
When it comes to gun control, here is a list of specific measures with support in the high 60s and 70s (...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 08:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That’s a very good point. I think this is very... 221,940 Views / 802 Replies  
That’s a very good point. I think this is very harmful: the present Supreme Court is a monoculture when it comes to judicial philosophy. At present moderates from either side have no chance of being...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 08:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, but that’s just one side of the tally. The... 221,940 Views / 802 Replies  
Yeah, but that’s just one side of the tally. The price is that it is hard to pass anything, even things with 75 % public support. When you price that in, do you still think this is a net gain of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 08:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Maybe a short way to summarize my argument is... 221,940 Views / 802 Replies  
Maybe a short way to summarize my argument is that the Senate culture's change from a more collaborative to an adversarial body has only changed the rules of the game (of politics), but it hasn't...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 04:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
In what way? The Senate has refused candidates... 221,940 Views / 802 Replies  
In what way?
The Senate has refused candidates before, Harriet Miers comes to mind. It is just that Since the late 1990s the governing style in the Senate has changed from collaborative to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 03:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I listened about half-way through the podcast and... 213 Views / 5 Replies  
I listened about half-way through the podcast and you are right, so far it has been excellent. IMHO it really helps that the journalists are “outsiders” (i. e. non-Americans) and looked back decades...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 01:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
@subego If the NYT's headline “Court's Senior... 221,940 Views / 802 Replies  
@subego
If the NYT's headline “Court's Senior Liberal to Retire Upon Successor's Confirmation” is to be believed, you are spot-on. Makes total sense. I'm glad he didn't follow Ginsburg's playbook...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 01:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
This isn’t the only stellar podcast the BBC has.... 213 Views / 5 Replies  
This isn’t the only stellar podcast the BBC has. A few months ago I listened to Goodbye to All This (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p08t2vn3), where a widow recalls the story of the death of her...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 23, 2022 at 07:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
@ghporter :lol: Moments like this make me miss... 577 Views / 28 Replies  
@ghporter
:lol: Moments like this make me miss my mom. She used to work in an orthopedic hospital, a very, very good one at that. She took the X-rays of most of my injuries (I think with only two...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 22, 2022 at 07:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I really have a soft spot for Technics gear, by... 8,740 Views / 157 Replies  
I really have a soft spot for Technics gear, by the way. My father probably still has the Technics speakers my parents bought over 4 decades ago. Their design is absolutely timeless. It always had...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 22, 2022 at 07:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nice. I had a Marantz Quadrophonic amp from the... 8,740 Views / 157 Replies  
Nice. I had a Marantz Quadrophonic amp from the same era. I sold it when one of the channels flaked out. In hindsight, I should have gotten it recapped, too. Although, I got a sweet NAD amp for next...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 22, 2022 at 05:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have had to do quite a few nasal-pharyngal... 410,324 Views / 1,490 Replies  
I have had to do quite a few nasal-pharyngal swabs myself last year, and while it wasn’t a pleasant experience by any means, it was ok. My sister researched antigen tests back then and she picked the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 21, 2022 at 09:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And the market is usually tiny. When I was at uni... 546 Views / 20 Replies  
And the market is usually tiny. When I was at uni about 15, 17 years ago, a few acquaintances of mine I met through the Mac user group (themselves PhD students) had written a pro color correction app...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 21, 2022 at 08:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Once you go more niche, that will appear cheap. ... 546 Views / 20 Replies  
Once you go more niche, that will appear cheap.
Comsol (the software I mentioned) xis more expensive, at least if you add licenses for an appropriate amount of cores. Last time I checked they don’t...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 20, 2022 at 09:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
For corporate software, licensing fees have long... 546 Views / 20 Replies  
For corporate software, licensing fees have long been insane. AMD makes chips for software that is licensed by the core (it only has 8 cores, but with all the cache memory that usually serves 8 cores...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 19, 2022 at 02:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
@Thorzdad Sorry to hear, that really sounds... 577 Views / 28 Replies  
@Thorzdad
Sorry to hear, that really sounds like a bummer. I had two shoulder injuries, but nothing as severe. I remember that not being able to dress by myself and the like was not great to put it...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 18, 2022 at 09:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How’d that happen, Thorzdad? Sports injury? 577 Views / 28 Replies  
How’d that happen, Thorzdad? Sports injury?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 17, 2022 at 08:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I might give it a try then. Thanks! 129,653 Views / 425 Replies  
I might give it a try then. Thanks!
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 17, 2022 at 08:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Same here. It's too much aggression and derision... 129,653 Views / 425 Replies  
Same here. It's too much aggression and derision for my taste, and too little introspection.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 16, 2022 at 11:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I cannot speak to the exact experience they had,... 7,198 Views / 89 Replies  
I cannot speak to the exact experience they had, but the closest I came to a life-and-death situation was when a co-worker was stabbed two offices down. He survived, but colleagues and I helped him...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 16, 2022 at 09:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
??? I told you the way I understand and use the... 1,441,075 Views / 3,227 Replies  
???
I told you the way I understand and use the word “canceled”.

Yes, but you can also use the verb cancel in different ways. You could say “X has been canceled.” which describes a state. And if...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 15, 2022 at 11:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I wouldn’t be so sure. Look at how strongly... 7,198 Views / 89 Replies  
I wouldn’t be so sure.
Look at how strongly some Republicans condemned Trump in the aftermath and then promptly flipped back. And that’s despite the fact that I believe many of them genuinely...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 15, 2022 at 10:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m genuinely surprised, ShortcutToMoncton. The... 129,653 Views / 425 Replies  
I’m genuinely surprised, ShortcutToMoncton. The Expanse is typically considered one of the best scifi series out there. For me it easily beats out any incarnation of Star Trek (and I am a big fan)....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 15, 2022 at 10:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was really positively surprised how the... 129,653 Views / 425 Replies  
I was really positively surprised how the creators of The Expanse managed to wrap up the series. Yes, I hate them that there will be no new episodes. And I would have liked more episodes in Season 6....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 15, 2022 at 06:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Not the way I understand and use the term, but we... 1,441,075 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Not the way I understand and use the term, but we can agree to disagree here.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 15, 2022 at 06:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That strikes me as something very brash and naive... 7,198 Views / 89 Replies  
That strikes me as something very brash and naive thing to say. If the rioters had killed even just a few Congress people and/or the vice President, the US would be in a constitutional crisis now.
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Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 15, 2022 at 06:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I agree insofar that cancelation has nothing to... 1,441,075 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I agree insofar that cancelation has nothing to do with ideology. Although I’d say cancelation is an outcome, not a tactic in and of itself.

IMHO seeing this through the left-right lens is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 14, 2022 at 11:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Then I don't understand why you wrote your post... 7,198 Views / 89 Replies  
Then I don't understand why you wrote your post in the first place, and speculate about the infiltration of federal law enforcement. That sounds like talking points from Ben Shapiro et al. to me,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 13, 2022 at 09:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t quite understand the relevancy here.... 7,198 Views / 89 Replies  
I don’t quite understand the relevancy here. After all, most of the rioters did not belong to some group like the Proud Boys or the 3 %ers or some armed militia.

Why do you assume there was a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 13, 2022 at 08:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Trolling is a tactic, whether it is about World... 1,441,075 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Trolling is a tactic, whether it is about World of Warcraft or politics.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 13, 2022 at 03:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Of course you can, and as someone with lots of... 1,441,075 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Of course you can, and as someone with lots of experiences on forums, you easily should be able to: he was a Jedi master-level troll, getting a rise out of inflaming people, he visibly loved bullying...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 12, 2022 at 07:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@andi*pandi Yeah, I gotta agree with Spheric,... 7,198 Views / 89 Replies  
@andi*pandi
Yeah, I gotta agree with Spheric, bullshit ideas take up too much space in my brain and I am trying hard to not get into non-sense controversies. Getting into bad faith controversies and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 8, 2022 at 10:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think if you use an Apple-accelerated codec,... 2,779 Views / 6 Replies  
I think if you use an Apple-accelerated codec, any M1-based Mac will be significantly faster in many operations. I remember seeing a few youtube reviews of the M1 Mac mini (not the M1 Max!) where...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 8, 2022 at 10:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think that this is mainly because malicious... 1,441,075 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I think that this is mainly because malicious intent is a relevant question for you. For me it is not. I prefer to think in other categories such as whether one’s actions are deliberate and what kind...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 7, 2022 at 08:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Malicious is in the eye of the beholder. I am... 1,441,075 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Malicious is in the eye of the beholder.
I am sure many of the January 6th rioters were going in with the best of intentions. I believe that many honestly believed the presidential election was...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 6, 2022 at 09:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The thing is that I don't consider these examples... 1,441,075 Views / 3,227 Replies  
The thing is that I don't consider these examples similar at all. If some of Rowlings deals (book deals, merch, etc.) came on or at least close the the chopping block, then maybe. But seeing as what...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 6, 2022 at 01:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
But then, has she actually been canceled? Or as a... 1,441,075 Views / 3,227 Replies  
But then, has she actually been canceled? Or as a public person with a large (Harry Potter-sized) audience has she been subject to criticism? In her case, all I can see is the latter with no...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 5, 2022 at 11:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
He is smart and literally was a professional... 1,441,075 Views / 3,227 Replies  
He is smart and literally was a professional troll. He knows which buttons to push and when. I always assumed he was in for the grift and fame.

JK = JK Rowling? Has Rowling been cancelled?!? Has...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 5, 2022 at 08:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The name rings a bell, but I don’t remember the... 1,441,075 Views / 3,227 Replies  
The name rings a bell, but I don’t remember the story off-hand.
But I think I understand the kind of case you are thinking of: someone made statements in the past, sometimes far past and has either...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 5, 2022 at 08:05 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm confused. You wrote (emphasis mine): ... 1,441,075 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I'm confused. You wrote (emphasis mine):

How can I read this other than you claiming that “these people or entities” are banned from payment processors (first sentence), but in your estimation...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 4, 2022 at 10:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, it does not illuminate anything as you don’t... 1,441,075 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Yes, it does not illuminate anything as you don’t give any qualification.

Plus, your list of people, organizations or businesses who you claim do not have access to a payment processor seems to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 4, 2022 at 07:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You made a broader point about you drawing the... 1,441,075 Views / 3,227 Replies  
You made a broader point about you drawing the line where free market principles are interfered with and I wanted some examples that did and did not cross the line of cancelations to understand in...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 4, 2022 at 09:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Don’t worry about biases. I am just worried that... 1,441,075 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Don’t worry about biases. I am just worried that if we keep things in the abstract, we will get nowhere fast.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 3, 2022 at 11:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I meant specific cases of people who you would... 1,441,075 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I meant specific cases of people who you would consider having been cancelled and others that did not cross the border according to you? Take your favorite pick amongst e. g. celebrities, actors and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 2, 2022 at 03:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Can you give examples where the reaction went... 1,441,075 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Can you give examples where the reaction went beyond “expression of free market principles” and explain how they fit into your mental model?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 1, 2022 at 11:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The probability that Covid is serious in her age... 410,324 Views / 1,490 Replies  
The probability that Covid is serious in her age cohort is quite large. If memory serves about 20–30 % of the people in that age group who are hospitalized die. (My numbers are probably out of date,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 29, 2021 at 10:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I have seen only the first John Wick movie. It... 5,726 Views / 61 Replies  
I have seen only the first John Wick movie. It didn’t really do much for me. Yes, I get that the quality of the shoot outs are extraordinary, but the character of John Wick and his fate leaves me...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 27, 2021 at 08:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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