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At a certain point, "infiltration" becomes... 7,028 Views / 89 Replies  
At a certain point, "infiltration" becomes self-sustaining. If you have enough fascists in key roles and jobs, there is no need to be "invisible" because the environment supports even the more brazen...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jan 18, 2022 at 04:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So the infiltration goes way beyond that…it's... 7,028 Views / 89 Replies  
So the infiltration goes way beyond that…it's systemic.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jan 18, 2022 at 03:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The list of things "even Republicans" wouldn't do... 7,028 Views / 89 Replies  
The list of things "even Republicans" wouldn't do has shrunk at an alarming rate over the past decade, and in increasingly unimaginable ways over the past year and a half.

There are literally Q...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jan 16, 2022 at 09:13 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Also, pizza topped with pineapple and ham. 299 Views / 9 Replies  
Also, pizza topped with pineapple and ham.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jan 15, 2022 at 07:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Baked toast topped with ham, pineapple, and... 299 Views / 9 Replies  
Baked toast topped with ham, pineapple, and processed "cheese".
...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jan 15, 2022 at 06:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My impression is that there were a number of... 7,028 Views / 89 Replies  
My impression is that there were a number of plans, but most of them weren't coordinated with each other.

Had they been, the United States would probably look a lot different on the surface than...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jan 14, 2022 at 10:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
So Milo wasn’t "cancelled" in the sense that... 1,435,830 Views / 3,227 Replies  
So Milo wasn’t "cancelled" in the sense that tends to apply to de-platforming as a way to silence someone.

He was ostracised for being a piece of shit, and lost access to virtually all platforms...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jan 12, 2022 at 06:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t think it’s productive to give those... 7,028 Views / 89 Replies  
I don’t think it’s productive to give those bullshit ideas the attention, when their only purpose is to deflect attention.

While you’re explaining away bullshit that isn’t believed by those who...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jan 7, 2022 at 06:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
„I imagine“ is imagined truth. There is nothing... 1,435,830 Views / 3,227 Replies  
„I imagine“ is imagined truth. There is nothing factual about that statement. She isn’t cancelled: none of the people you have mentioned are „cancelled“.

They face public opposition, because...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jan 6, 2022 at 07:04 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It’s no longer even so much as veiled that German... 406,813 Views / 1,482 Replies  
It’s no longer even so much as veiled that German government’s insistence upon in-person classes is purely to park kids during the day, so that parents can continue to go to work.

For context:...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jan 6, 2022 at 06:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
:lol::lol::lol: 347,449 Views / 727 Replies  
:lol::lol::lol:
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jan 4, 2022 at 03:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'll rephrase, because it seems I wasn't getting... 1,435,830 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I'll rephrase, because it seems I wasn't getting across:

In a free market, a vendor gets to choose what is best for his platform — e.g. what generates the most profit, long-term.

If the...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Dec 27, 2021 at 07:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
How is not providing a platform for fascists and... 1,435,830 Views / 3,227 Replies  
How is not providing a platform for fascists and demagogues *not* a market strategy when your target demographic is overwhelmingly people with a vested interest in maintaining what remains of a...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Dec 26, 2021 at 07:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Because it’s just about people dying. If it... 406,813 Views / 1,482 Replies  
Because it’s just about people dying.

If it were about rich people losing money, there wouldn’t be any discussion. It would just end.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Dec 23, 2021 at 02:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I really wish this were as clear here in Germany... 1,435,830 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I really wish this were as clear here in Germany as you make it sound.

The CDU just voted Friedrich Merz for opposition leader…!
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Dec 22, 2021 at 06:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Shared IP, unique device identifiers — and once... 1,435,830 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Shared IP, unique device identifiers — and once those no longer worked, recognition of established usage patterns. And sudden change by both of you… Has your wife seen something similar?
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Dec 16, 2021 at 11:07 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I got an ImageWriter II (instinctively... 3,758 Views / 80 Replies  
I got an ImageWriter II (instinctively capitalised that as "iMageWriter" and had to go back) WITH the sheet feeder (!) along with the used SE. *So* lucky.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 27, 2021 at 09:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Glückwunsch! :cool: 406,813 Views / 1,482 Replies  
Glückwunsch! :cool:
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 25, 2021 at 12:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
:brick: 1,110 Views / 6 Replies  
:brick:
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 24, 2021 at 08:18 AM, in iOS Apps
SE 1/20. second revision — no longer the... 3,758 Views / 80 Replies  
SE 1/20. second revision — no longer the squirrel-cage fan, but not yet the computery smooth whooshing hiss of the later fans. A warm, purring noise very much like our fishtank pump.
The hard drive...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 15, 2021 at 06:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ikea Kafferep Oat Biscuits with Chocolate. 7,327 Views / 55 Replies  
Ikea Kafferep Oat Biscuits with Chocolate.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 9, 2021 at 04:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I hope he regains the clarity of mind to do so,... 5,516 Views / 94 Replies  
I hope he regains the clarity of mind to do so, and set up a fund for Hutchins' family.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 28, 2021 at 11:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The odds of a gun being loaded are orders of... 5,516 Views / 94 Replies  
The odds of a gun being loaded are orders of magnitude lower when virtually nobody involved with the set is ever going to be walking around with live ammo on them at any point in their lives.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 28, 2021 at 11:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think that even begins to compare to what... 5,516 Views / 94 Replies  
I don't think that even begins to compare to what the fact that he accidentally killed a person is doing to him.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 28, 2021 at 11:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Obligatory retort: the chance that it may not... 5,516 Views / 94 Replies  
Obligatory retort: the chance that it may not actually be empty results in inherent risk.

QED.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 27, 2021 at 02:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What a find! 1,547 Views / 4 Replies  
What a find!
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 27, 2021 at 02:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Your issue is framing the matter as “more... 406,813 Views / 1,482 Replies  
Your issue is framing the matter as “more deserving”. That’s bogus. This isn’t about merit.

Transplants are about realistic long-term survival. That’s literally the only reason they’re even...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 22, 2021 at 03:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Heh. Now, where are Superchic[k]en and... 3,758 Views / 80 Replies  
Heh.

Now, where are Superchic[k]en and Zimphire/Kevin?
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 22, 2021 at 03:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nov. 7, 1999 here. 3,758 Views / 80 Replies  
Nov. 7, 1999 here.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 20, 2021 at 02:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't get the discussion. If you're due... 406,813 Views / 1,482 Replies  
I don't get the discussion.

If you're due for a transplant that is going to REQUIRE you to be immunocompromised for the forseeable future, and you refuse to undergo basic medical prep that will...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 20, 2021 at 01:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Discogs.com is a music discography site. That... 1,435,830 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Discogs.com is a music discography site. That Shriner parade up there is the album cover to the Dead Kennedy's "Frankenchrist" album.

Discogs.org is something weird.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 20, 2021 at 12:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I miss the days when medicine was not about... 406,813 Views / 1,482 Replies  
I miss the days when medicine was not about FREEDUMS but about BASIC FUCKING COMMON SENSE.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 10, 2021 at 03:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
There is NO replacement for the quick-dial... 6,272 Views / 97 Replies  
There is NO replacement for the quick-dial (force-press on the phone icon to get direct access to your favourites - a single tap dialled).

I was SO pissed off when they removed it from iOS 14.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 7, 2021 at 02:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Uh, there is no way this is going to be... 1,867 Views / 5 Replies  
Uh, there is no way this is going to be performing any read/write whatsoever on 4 mA overhead.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 7, 2021 at 02:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Putting it at the top removes the single most... 6,272 Views / 97 Replies  
Putting it at the top removes the single most awesome iOS 15 Safari feature: being able to swipe left/right across the address field to switch between tabs.

Love it!

“Open link in new tab”...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 7, 2021 at 06:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
While I agree with the sentiment, 3D Touch was... 6,272 Views / 97 Replies  
While I agree with the sentiment, 3D Touch was *so* much better.

I miss it.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 5, 2021 at 11:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The fact that this should be necessary, forty... 406,813 Views / 1,482 Replies  
The fact that this should be necessary, forty years after generations of kids grew up with Carl Sagan's "Cosmos", really, really does not fit into my head.

I just cannot.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 1, 2021 at 08:00 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Tee hee 7,469 Views / 91 Replies  
Tee hee
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 25, 2021 at 11:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Of all the useless bullshit to waste time and... 1,435,830 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Of all the useless bullshit to waste time and money on, "Space Farce"…

(not the branch itself, just the idiotic rebranding of existing forces to appeal to Hell-Yeah-Rednecks)

I like that the...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 24, 2021 at 05:30 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I know some people like that, but I've heard... 7,469 Views / 91 Replies  
I know some people like that, but I've heard complaints that that's just too damn wide.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 23, 2021 at 03:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A sack of cement on the windshield of a moving... 347,449 Views / 727 Replies  
A sack of cement on the windshield of a moving car would be a pulverised, bloody mess all over the inside of the car, with little of the windshield left in place.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 23, 2021 at 12:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
First thing that happened is that it forced me to... 6,272 Views / 97 Replies  
First thing that happened is that it forced me to start sorting through the 300 open tabs. (This is a *positive* thing IMO.)

I really like that you can create tab groups!


Also, universal...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 23, 2021 at 12:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Installed both iOS 15 on my Xs and the watchOS 8... 6,272 Views / 97 Replies  
Installed both iOS 15 on my Xs and the watchOS 8 update — navigation is *so much* nicer now.

On the iPhone, it's slightly more elegant, with an obvious way to change between navigation and route...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 21, 2021 at 12:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This exact situation was a constant issue for me.... 6,272 Views / 97 Replies  
This exact situation was a constant issue for me.

Unlock via Apple Watch when a mask is detected solves this problem completely.

That was a point-update, but it was HUGE in usability in...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 21, 2021 at 12:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thank you; this is the bit I was missing. 406,813 Views / 1,482 Replies  
Thank you; this is the bit I was missing.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 17, 2021 at 07:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This is a lie. Especially amusing because Tr*mp... 7,469 Views / 91 Replies  
This is a lie. Especially amusing because Tr*mp constantly brags about how he brought about the Pfizer vaccine, even though it was developed in fucking Germany.

This, too, is a lie. At the very...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 17, 2021 at 06:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The numbers I found were between $2500 and $5000,... 7,469 Views / 91 Replies  
The numbers I found were between $2500 and $5000, with the average being around $3000.

Out-of-pocket being up to around $1000 WITH what Americans call health "insurance".

Meanwhile, us...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 17, 2021 at 06:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The average cost for a colonoscopy is $3000!... 7,469 Views / 91 Replies  
The average cost for a colonoscopy is $3000! Woah.

Considering that the likelihood of needing one every few years is supposed to be 100% above the age of 50…
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 16, 2021 at 05:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Maybe. Maybe it's much higher rent. Maybe the... 302,347 Views / 755 Replies  
Maybe. Maybe it's much higher rent. Maybe the franchisee is an idiot and will be going out of business soon.

I mean sheesh: just don't go there, right?

McDonald's qualifies as "minor irritant"...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 15, 2021 at 08:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I read it as: Rob is understandably... 406,813 Views / 1,482 Replies  
I read it as:

Rob is understandably terrified of losing his immunocompromised partner to Covid, and (again understandably) goes ballistic when he sees people acting in ways that promote the...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 15, 2021 at 07:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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