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I think the recent streak of Supreme Court... 89 Views / 9 Replies  
I think the recent streak of Supreme Court verdicts mark a tipping point. They invented a right of concealed carry of firearms, overruling state laws with a long history (rather than e. g. narrowly...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 08:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Are the SUVs really more comfortable, though? In... 371 Views / 28 Replies  
Are the SUVs really more comfortable, though? In my experience, the manufacturers have to deal with the increased weight in two ways: they either have to make the suspension firmer to mitigate body...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 11:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not just that, this is a recipe to build homes... 371 Views / 28 Replies  
Not just that, this is a recipe to build homes that are out of financial reach of people.

It's weird, as if station wagons are for pansies, SUVs and trucks are for men!
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 21, 2022 at 10:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
:lol: 371 Views / 28 Replies  
:lol:
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 20, 2022 at 11:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think that more of an enabling move, because... 371 Views / 28 Replies  
I think that more of an enabling move, because owners don't have to pay a price for the increased costs these vehicles have (e. g. in terms of road surface degradation and environmental damages)....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 20, 2022 at 10:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The fact that pickups are the most popular motor... 371 Views / 28 Replies  
The fact that pickups are the most popular motor vehicle in the US tells you that they are no longer built using the “form follows function” paradigm, just like SUVs became less good at offroading...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 20, 2022 at 08:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, but the time(s) on the package are still... 381,693 Views / 1,001 Replies  
Yes, but the time(s) on the package are still important enough for me to look for them and then set a timer of [printed time] - 2 minutes. When the timer goes off, I'll start hovering near the pot...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 20, 2022 at 08:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes. Spaghetti are “the worst”. You can get... 381,693 Views / 1,001 Replies  
Yes.
Spaghetti are “the worst”. You can get some that need 12 minutes, 9 minutes and 6-7 minutes, and they look nigh identical. And when you overcook pasta by 30 % or so, they do get very mushy.
...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 20, 2022 at 04:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This is easily one of my Top 3 and most beautiful... 10,694 Views / 121 Replies  
This is easily one of my Top 3 and most beautiful Macs ever built. The G4 towers that followed it were much more conservative and less playful. Ease of use for maintenance was second-to-none, you...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 20, 2022 at 12:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There are a few very good Youtube channels... 210 Views / 6 Replies  
There are a few very good Youtube channels dedicated to that. Here are a few I like:

Airspace (https://www.youtube.com/c/AirspaceVideos): This pilot of a Swiss airline started a Youtube channel...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 19, 2022 at 08:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How much faster does the 14” feel? Does the 14”... 815 Views / 14 Replies  
How much faster does the 14” feel? Does the 14” have the M1 Pro or the Max? How much of a difference does the added GPU power make when navigating spaces and the like?

The only reason that is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 18, 2022 at 09:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t know, pointing out hypocrisy at this... 219 Views / 6 Replies  
I don’t know, pointing out hypocrisy at this point feels quaint and unproductive. It’ll get a laugh with the right audience (= us, I guess), but it wouldn’t change anyone’s mind about her. Lots of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 17, 2022 at 08:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
As of last month I‘ve officially become a member... 10,694 Views / 121 Replies  
As of last month I‘ve officially become a member of the 20-year club, too. It is amazing to think that I‘ve been here half of my life! :mind_blown:

Edit: I just realized we are in the year of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 11, 2022 at 09:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Why do you insist it is an unintended... 1,563,556 Views / 3,495 Replies  
Why do you insist it is an unintended consequence? I don‘t think there is a long cause-effect chain here, it is plain as day that whenever you need to identify yourself that you need to do this with...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 8, 2022 at 08:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Aren't you referring to intended consequences?... 1,563,556 Views / 3,495 Replies  
Aren't you referring to intended consequences? And why do you keep on writing that citizens run background checks on each other?

I think it will be found unconstitutional, but I don't think it is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 8, 2022 at 04:49 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, except that because of the complexity of... 1,563,556 Views / 3,495 Replies  
Yeah, except that because of the complexity of the system there is no way to predict the impact with certainty. Even experts only understand facets. An expert on pandemics and an expert on 12K...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 8, 2022 at 03:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't get it. There would still be background... 1,563,556 Views / 3,495 Replies  
I don't get it. There would still be background checks for sales with dealers, and the information that needs to be exchanged is identical. Unless you are criticizing that people can currently get...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 8, 2022 at 03:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Fair enough, I had forgotten about that. So... 815 Views / 14 Replies  
Fair enough, I had forgotten about that. So perhaps the period really is slower.

I really have the impression that a lot of the new features rely on functionality included in M-series SoCs, so...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 8, 2022 at 02:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
At least the arguments in my last reply do not... 1,563,556 Views / 3,495 Replies  
At least the arguments in my last reply do not depend on that. Like I wrote in my last paragraph, I still don't see why this is a relevant or even useful way to think about problems. At best, only a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 8, 2022 at 02:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, the same goes for purchasing a house or a... 1,563,556 Views / 3,495 Replies  
Yes, the same goes for purchasing a house or a vehicle, which you also need to register with the state.

Why would that have no implications on privacy? If stores had to run background checks,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 8, 2022 at 01:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
In response to you wrote: Also in... 1,563,556 Views / 3,495 Replies  
In response to

you wrote:

Also in earlier posts you insisted that people must have [url=http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?p=4425376#post4425376]“the willingness to tolerate the negative...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 8, 2022 at 01:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
In principle, you can think of ways to allow for... 1,563,556 Views / 3,495 Replies  
In principle, you can think of ways to allow for private sales but ensure background checks. For example, you could force people to go to the local police or sherif's office and conclude the sale...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 7, 2022 at 11:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
To me it feels like you are deflecting. I have... 1,563,556 Views / 3,495 Replies  
To me it feels like you are deflecting. I have just stated that polls show there is broad and consistent support across the political spectrum for banning all sales without background checks.
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Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 7, 2022 at 11:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think they will aim to support Intel Macs for 5... 815 Views / 14 Replies  
I think they will aim to support Intel Macs for 5 years or so. Given that they still sell the x86-based Mac Pro, that should be 2027 or so.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 7, 2022 at 11:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, they seem to be more aggressive with... 815 Views / 14 Replies  
Yeah, they seem to be more aggressive with cutting off machines.
To be fair, I had lots of problems with iOS15 on my iPhone 7 — it was constantly running out of RAM and would then promptly kill...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 7, 2022 at 08:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That‘s a separate question. And as long as there... 1,563,556 Views / 3,495 Replies  
That‘s a separate question. And as long as there isn‘t a concrete proposal on the table, also not necessary.

Overall, it seems you are trying hard to dismiss the poll. When there is such broad...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 7, 2022 at 07:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
WWDC 2022: opinions and impressions? 815 Views / 14 Replies  
I think this was a really good one: with so many of the features I found myself saying “I‘m going to use that!” Plus, it was nice to see predictable UI elements. When they showed off the new Lock...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 7, 2022 at 07:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You seem to argue that most people “don't know... 1,563,556 Views / 3,495 Replies  
You seem to argue that most people “don't know what they are voting for”, and that you view a ban on private sales without background check as a negative. In combination, it seems like a version of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 7, 2022 at 03:03 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think the important qualification here is that... 1,563,556 Views / 3,495 Replies  
I think the important qualification here is that this is strictly voluntary, so people choose to have their property destroyed (potentially in exchange for money, gift cards or what not). This is no...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 7, 2022 at 01:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The question is “all sales”, so it includes... 1,563,556 Views / 3,495 Replies  
The question is “all sales”, so it includes private sales. Your argument sounds as if you think that “many people aren't aware what ‘all sales’ really means and thus say something they didn't mean to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 7, 2022 at 12:13 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't think that is correct, it sounds more... 1,563,556 Views / 3,495 Replies  
I don't think that is correct, it sounds more like this is what you perceive to be true.

Polling is specifically on universal background checks, meaning you can't legally sell a gun unless you...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 6, 2022 at 11:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Two honest questions: (1) How big of a concern is... 1,563,556 Views / 3,495 Replies  
Two honest questions: (1) How big of a concern is that really? I don't think the majority of guns are of any historical value. And (2) this indicates to me that the person who owned this gun doesn't...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 6, 2022 at 09:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You could also think about mandatory waiting... 1,563,556 Views / 3,495 Replies  
You could also think about mandatory waiting periods and the like.

In addition to those mandatory things, I'd also suggest to have lots of voluntary measures. For example, vets who suffer from...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 6, 2022 at 09:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Not surprising. My 7 was struggling with iOS 15... 410 Views / 8 Replies  
Not surprising. My 7 was struggling with iOS 15 already, it was constantly running out of RAM. Sometimes I had trouble starting apps. Its charging power eventually died prematurely, so I ended up...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 6, 2022 at 09:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What are you referring to specifically? 1,563,556 Views / 3,495 Replies  
What are you referring to specifically?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 5, 2022 at 10:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That seems like a non-argument to me, it avoids... 275,410 Views / 980 Replies  
That seems like a non-argument to me, it avoids the actual argument what the legal situation is.
A ban on cruel and unusual punishment is in the Constitution, as is the 14th Amendment. Why is the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 1, 2022 at 08:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sorry, I should have been more precise: I was... 275,410 Views / 980 Replies  
Sorry, I should have been more precise: I was lamenting the lack of a coherent philosophy amongst the conservative majority in this case.

State law cannot abrogate constitutional rights.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 1, 2022 at 08:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
A lot of rights we take for granted are not... 275,410 Views / 980 Replies  
A lot of rights we take for granted are not mentioned in the Constitution, e. g. marriage is not in the Constitution. Other important powers like executive privilege or subpoena power of Congress are...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 1, 2022 at 01:38 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, in isolation you can make all of this work,... 275,410 Views / 980 Replies  
Yes, in isolation you can make all of this work, you can invoke state's rights in some moments, but not others, emphasize personal choice when convenient but dismiss it at other times, etc. However,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 1, 2022 at 01:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yup, that's what I am thinking of, although it is... 275,410 Views / 980 Replies  
Yup, that's what I am thinking of, although it is not the only decision.
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 31, 2022 at 08:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Found it. (https://youtu.be/P4DMk9BJyY4?t=269) ... 381,693 Views / 1,001 Replies  
Found it. (https://youtu.be/P4DMk9BJyY4?t=269)

It was Brittany Spear's Perfume. And it was 40 minutes, not 45. It's like she belongs to another species. Seems to be a gift with a heavy price,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 31, 2022 at 04:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Maybe. I've tried looking for the interview... 381,693 Views / 1,001 Replies  
Maybe. I've tried looking for the interview before submitting the post, but couldn't. In any case, 45 minutes!!
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 31, 2022 at 03:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd still say there are constitutional rights,... 275,410 Views / 980 Replies  
I'd still say there are constitutional rights, which override whatever laws are on the books now — especially when it comes to a person's life.

Call me jaded, I agree with you, but right now all...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 31, 2022 at 03:00 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I sometimes think that fans need to keep certain... 381,693 Views / 1,001 Replies  
I sometimes think that fans need to keep certain types of singers depressed to get them to do their best work. Sarah McLachlan is in the same category. Her music is just wonderful, the melancholy,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 31, 2022 at 02:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Don't worry, when real life intervenes, there is... 275,410 Views / 980 Replies  
Don't worry, when real life intervenes, there is nothing you can do.

The line of argumentation that you outlined is not just not convincing, but has a strong disregard of human life. It seems...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 31, 2022 at 12:34 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That'd be great. Here in Japan it'll be months... 484,496 Views / 1,607 Replies  
That'd be great. Here in Japan it'll be months until the government decides to let people get a second booster. My body's reaction after the third shot of Moderna wasn't as bad as after the second....
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 31, 2022 at 12:30 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The thing that gives me hope is that if SCOTUS is... 275,410 Views / 980 Replies  
The thing that gives me hope is that if SCOTUS is too out of step with the American public at large, eventually this house of cards will fall.
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 25, 2022 at 01:03 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Of course it is worse, because transplant... 484,496 Views / 1,607 Replies  
Of course it is worse, because transplant patients are on immuno suppressants. Avoiding infections or mitigating the severity with vaccines is paramount — especially during a pandemic. Covid-19 is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 24, 2022 at 09:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That’s not the right way to do the math here.... 484,496 Views / 1,607 Replies  
That’s not the right way to do the math here. This is not the same as a patient who was asked to lose 50 kg and they only lost 99 % of that, 49.5 kg. Suppressing the recipient’s immune system is an...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 24, 2022 at 07:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That should show all the people who claim... 275,410 Views / 980 Replies  
That should show all the people who claim conservative judges are necessarily pro life! :rolleyes:
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 24, 2022 at 06:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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