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This isn’t the only stellar podcast the BBC has.... 171 Views / 3 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... 500 Views / 27 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... 8,558 Views / 156 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... 8,558 Views / 156 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... 409,038 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... 467 Views / 17 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. ... 467 Views / 17 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... 467 Views / 17 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... 500 Views / 27 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? 500 Views / 27 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! 128,955 Views / 424 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... 128,955 Views / 424 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,... 7,141 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... 1,439,159 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... 7,141 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... 128,955 Views / 424 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... 128,955 Views / 424 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... 1,439,159 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... 7,141 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... 1,439,159 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... 7,141 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.... 7,141 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... 1,439,159 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... 1,439,159 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,... 7,141 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,... 2,730 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... 1,439,159 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... 1,439,159 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... 1,439,159 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... 1,439,159 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... 1,439,159 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... 1,439,159 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): ... 1,439,159 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... 1,439,159 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... 1,439,159 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... 1,439,159 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... 1,439,159 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... 1,439,159 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... 409,038 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... 5,632 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
I heard from people who did that if you lower... 5,632 Views / 61 Replies  
I heard from people who did that if you lower your expectations from the original Matrix movie, it was actually quite good an enjoyable. Once you take this genre-changing movie as your yard stick,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 26, 2021 at 08:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m saying that it is way more complicated than... 1,439,159 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I’m saying that it is way more complicated than wages. I’ve given quite a few additional reasons in my previous post, which have nothing to do with salary.

You are wrong in assuming that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 25, 2021 at 11:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes. Demand is super high and health care systems... 1,439,159 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Yes. Demand is super high and health care systems from different countries are competing for the same limited resource. You have German doctors migrating to Switzerland. You have Italian doctors and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 25, 2021 at 10:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It’s not just Germany, it is the UK, Switzerland,... 1,439,159 Views / 3,227 Replies  
It’s not just Germany, it is the UK, Switzerland, Japan, etc. All these countries crucially depend on immigrants to shore up shortages. I’m quite sure if I looked at the composition of workers in the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 25, 2021 at 03:16 AM, in Political/War Lounge
A lot of states have this problem, and it is... 1,439,159 Views / 3,227 Replies  
A lot of states have this problem, and it is always easier to cut future benefits than benefits to current retirees.

Although I’d add that states (as in multiple countries) should pay attention...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 23, 2021 at 07:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The entire chain of arguments is more... 1,439,159 Views / 3,227 Replies  
The entire chain of arguments is more complicated, and e. g. tribalism can be derived as a consequence of being friendly — to members of your group. I cannot recount the entire argument here, it’d be...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 23, 2021 at 07:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think you can be very pragmatic and... 1,439,159 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I think you can be very pragmatic and non-ideological about this: if the wealth gap between rich and the rest crosses a threshold, most societies tend to become unstable. You see all sorts of signs...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 22, 2021 at 10:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I agree with you in part, but I think it is still... 1,439,159 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I agree with you in part, but I think it is still important to keep things in perspective. The starting point in Germany is quite different. For example, employees are stakeholders in Germany and can...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 22, 2021 at 09:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Not every (first-world) country has or wants to... 1,439,159 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Not every (first-world) country has or wants to realize a free market economy. Germany, for example, doesn't, we have a social market economy, and the modifier “social” is meant to indicate that the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 21, 2021 at 11:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Other countries have minimum wage for restaurant... 1,439,159 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Other countries have minimum wage for restaurant workers (e. g. Denmark, I believe) and it seems to work well. My tip: next time you travel to countries, look at the countries with the highest and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 21, 2021 at 08:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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