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The hawks are playing tit-for-tat. And the... 897 Views / 36 Replies  
The hawks are playing tit-for-tat. And the Iranians, I think, are already anticipating PM Boris Johnson who will surely have better ties to President Trump than Theresa May could ever hope for.
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Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 02:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
No, I am not. Germany didn’t put migrants in... 750 Views / 37 Replies  
No, I am not. Germany didn’t put migrants in cages or separated kids from their parents. And the influx in 2015 was much larger than what is happening at the Southern border in the US.

People who...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 17, 2019 at 07:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You are still evading my questions. 750 Views / 37 Replies  
You are still evading my questions.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 17, 2019 at 07:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You’re evading my questions. Why don’t you answer... 750 Views / 37 Replies  
You’re evading my questions. Why don’t you answer them?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 16, 2019 at 06:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think you are ignoring the marked increase in... 750 Views / 37 Replies  
I think you are ignoring the marked increase in enforcement under President Trump.

Why do children have to be separated from parents until that is determined? Is ICE really running DNA tests to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 16, 2019 at 12:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Why do you misdirect attention to the Obama... 750 Views / 37 Replies  
Why do you misdirect attention to the Obama administration? The facilities are overcrowded, i. e. filled way beyond the capacity they had been designed for. Children are being separated from their...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 15, 2019 at 08:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That was your argument, you literally wrote: ... 750 Views / 37 Replies  
That was your argument, you literally wrote:

A lot of the people who are of a different opinion than you have also had family members in (Nazi) concentration camps. You discounted their opinion...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 15, 2019 at 08:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, but you, just like all these authors,... 750 Views / 37 Replies  
Yeah, but you, just like all these authors, weren’t. So where does that leave you in the debate? Nowhere. What concerns me is all that all the talk about how some people choose to name these...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 15, 2019 at 08:50 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Some people dislike The Expanse? What's wrong... 885 Views / 22 Replies  
Some people dislike The Expanse? What's wrong with them?!?! Next thing you'll claim is that Babylon 5 is underrated! ;)

Let me add to the list: Star Trek Deep Space Nine. It is the first time a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 8, 2019 at 08:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It has helped me to unplug from the daily... 717 Views / 14 Replies  
It has helped me to unplug from the daily whirlwind of news and look at news stories in aggregate after they have cooled. A lot of the claims that position xyz is left-wing/right-wing extremist is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 8, 2019 at 12:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It doesn't look this way now, but in substance it... 717 Views / 14 Replies  
It doesn't look this way now, but in substance it is correct. Have a look at Reagan's stance on immigration, no way he'd pass the GOP primary now. The GOP has consistently moved further and further...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 8, 2019 at 12:17 AM, in Political/War Lounge
What’s getting me is that the narrative has... 897 Views / 36 Replies  
What’s getting me is that the narrative has changed to Iran now violating the deal with its announcement to enrich uranium above the levels in the JCPA. The US withdrew from the treaty and thus,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 5, 2019 at 09:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Don't you think that this already gives too much... 12,840 Views / 236 Replies  
Don't you think that this already gives too much credence to the stories the cops would like to tell. I haven't heard stories of patients fleeing with their IVs for the purpose of selling them....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 2, 2019 at 01:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The patient's side doesn't strike me as weird.... 12,840 Views / 236 Replies  
The patient's side doesn't strike me as weird. Plus, if you have ever hung around a hospital, you will see plenty of patients walking around outside in hospital gowns and IV drips. Quite a lot of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 1, 2019 at 10:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I love the current generation of iMacs, but there... 1,476 Views / 44 Replies  
I love the current generation of iMacs, but there is one significant drawback: ports are inaccessible. If you want to plug in a USB cable (e. g. to charge your phone or keyboards), you invariably...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 1, 2019 at 10:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I detest FaceBook, but I need to use it for... 1,361 Views / 66 Replies  
I detest FaceBook, but I need to use it for certain things. Zuckerberg’s vision of FaceBook is diametrically opposed to mine. My cycling team uses it to organize our trips to races and the like,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 30, 2019 at 08:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The sub forums I read (mostly Photography) has... 1,361 Views / 66 Replies  
The sub forums I read (mostly Photography) has slowed down quite a bit, too. The only exception I am involved in is the TrainerRoad forum (an app/platform for structured training on the bike), but a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 30, 2019 at 08:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, two very thin children, apparently. ;) 99,748 Views / 786 Replies  
Well, two very thin children, apparently. ;)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 30, 2019 at 08:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
@mindwaves Regarding the new Mac Pro, I really... 1,476 Views / 44 Replies  
@mindwaves
Regarding the new Mac Pro, I really love the overall shape and the concept, but I can‘t get to love the holes, they are, hmmm, weird. Your list contains some of the best. Some of the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 30, 2019 at 05:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought he was on his way out for quite a... 1,476 Views / 44 Replies  
I thought he was on his way out for quite a while. At first he wouldn't appear in the “white room” videos in person, but still do the voice over. Then he wouldn't do the voice over anymore. And it...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 27, 2019 at 09:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think you are giving Trump too much credit for... 897 Views / 36 Replies  
I think you are giving Trump too much credit for strategic thinking. Of course, he is thinking about being re-elected, but his behavior towards Iran has been the same negotiation tactic he has used...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 26, 2019 at 08:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Those are toys, I wouldn’t waste your money on... 3,232 Views / 11 Replies  
Those are toys, I wouldn’t waste your money on them.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 25, 2019 at 07:13 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Not just Khamenei, but the whole world is... 897 Views / 36 Replies  
Not just Khamenei, but the whole world is watching. Countries that used to rely on the US for their strategic defense (e. g. South Korea and Japan) are getting very nervous. Especially since Trump's...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 24, 2019 at 10:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Plus, it is so obvious that principles are... 897 Views / 36 Replies  
Plus, it is so obvious that principles are applied very selectively: of course, Iran has a huge human rights problem. But so does Saudi Arabia, which is best buddies with the US. And the US is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 24, 2019 at 10:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The situation is bananas. What I really don't get... 897 Views / 36 Replies  
The situation is bananas. What I really don't get is what the end game is: Iran has twice the population of Iraq, but unlike Iraq a history as a country that reaches back, literally, millennia. Their...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 24, 2019 at 03:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
@Thorzdad I agree, and this is clearly... 717 Views / 14 Replies  
@Thorzdad
I agree, and this is clearly Buttigieg's play to differentiate himself from Warren and Sanders. What is your feeling, do you think the Democrats will opt for a moderate like Biden or...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 17, 2019 at 04:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Honestly, I would not elect Sanders or Biden... 717 Views / 14 Replies  
Honestly, I would not elect Sanders or Biden based on their age alone. Being President is a tough job, and if you are close to crossing the average life expectancy during the term, you are way too...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 15, 2019 at 04:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yup. Ditto with beer, there are plenty of Belgian... 3,487 Views / 69 Replies  
Yup. Ditto with beer, there are plenty of Belgian beers that would, legally speaking, not be considered beer in Germany. Who cares, whether you call it beer or not, it is very tasty. (I don't mind...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 15, 2019 at 01:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
They get offended by calling it pizza. But it is... 3,487 Views / 69 Replies  
They get offended by calling it pizza. But it is just an entirely different dish, that has a common ancestor with the pizza ;)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 13, 2019 at 11:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Some of my most interesting Italian foods I have... 3,487 Views / 69 Replies  
Some of my most interesting Italian foods I have had were in quite simple places, e. g. a restaurant in Livorno run by communists (you see the hammer and sickle flag hanging there). The food and the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 10, 2019 at 09:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Perhaps you went to the wrong places to eat? To... 3,487 Views / 69 Replies  
Perhaps you went to the wrong places to eat? To start with, Paris is very expensive, so getting good French food can cost you a fortune. I've had some really great food while being in Paris, but a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 10, 2019 at 09:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Promise will make a multibay storage expansion... 3,733 Views / 72 Replies  
Promise will make a multibay storage expansion module (2- and 4-bay, I believe). And you should be able to add PCIe-based SSDs via a M2-PCIe adapter. You probably won't be able to boot off of it,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 6, 2019 at 04:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
… assuming that different outlets run on separate... 3,733 Views / 72 Replies  
… assuming that different outlets run on separate circuits. ;)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 5, 2019 at 12:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
@P To add to the story of GSM, the way I... 2,474 Views / 21 Replies  
@P
To add to the story of GSM, the way I remember it was that the states gathered the companies that produced cell equipment at the time (e. g. Nokia, Ericsson and Siemens), put them in a room and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 4, 2019 at 08:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It has a 1.4 kW power supply, which is at the... 3,733 Views / 72 Replies  
It has a 1.4 kW power supply, which is at the upper end of things. If you live in a country that has 110 V, 1.4 kW could actually be the limit that power sockets can handle. (A friend and former...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 4, 2019 at 08:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
While on a technical level, I completely agree, I... 3,733 Views / 72 Replies  
While on a technical level, I completely agree, I am not sure it makes sense for Apple to switch to AMD for just one or two generations. And yes, I expect Apple to switch to ARM in 2020. The only...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 3, 2019 at 09:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Just a naïve question: isn’t it a crime to... 12,840 Views / 236 Replies  
Just a naïve question: isn’t it a crime to brandish a firearm and threaten others in that situation? That doesn’t strike me as something a responsible gun owner should do.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 1, 2019 at 04:16 AM, in Political/War Lounge
To make our American friends even more depressed... 36,153 Views / 460 Replies  
To make our American friends even more depressed after P's post: most new buildings in Japan come with Gigabit internet installed. Yup, you just get a RJ45 plug and a WLAN router. I cannot...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 29, 2019 at 01:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Please tell me you are pulling one on us. 7,095 Views / 185 Replies  
Please tell me you are pulling one on us.
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 29, 2019 at 01:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm curious, what is irritating about cycling... 7,095 Views / 185 Replies  
I'm curious, what is irritating about cycling sports wear?
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 16, 2019 at 03:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
USB keyboards will just work. Of course, the... 3,642 Views / 8 Replies  
USB keyboards will just work. Of course, the white keyboards are fairly old by now and you may have some problems due to that. But on the other hand, keyboards often will work for years on end.
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 15, 2019 at 09:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
I am not sure this is representative of good... 1,184 Views / 14 Replies  
I am not sure this is representative of good hiring practice: people with experience and/or degrees are more expensive, and a lot of companies try to get away with banking on enthusiasm rather than...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 22, 2019 at 09:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think that hugely depends on the field, the... 1,184 Views / 14 Replies  
I think that hugely depends on the field, the circumstances and the precise universities you are talking about. Let me give you an example: if you are studying engineering, my alma mater has a crap...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 22, 2019 at 03:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
@reader I completely agree that Qualcomm has... 21,933 Views / 175 Replies  
@reader
I completely agree that Qualcomm has won even though IMHO they are stretching what FRAND means to the absolute limit — and probably beyond. This non-sense is one of the major reasons why I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 21, 2019 at 08:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
@And.reg That depends on the settlement: we all... 21,933 Views / 175 Replies  
@And.reg
That depends on the settlement: we all know that Apple has a big team working on a modem. So if part of the deal is that Apple can use all of Qualcomm's FRAND patents, it may be worth it...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 18, 2019 at 09:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Agreed. Sure, and I would hope to return to a... 5,108 Views / 66 Replies  
Agreed.
Sure, and I would hope to return to a world where C-level executives take responsibility and don't avoid resigning just because they may not be technically or legally responsible.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 4, 2019 at 08:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Last I remember is that Airbus claimed that with... 5,108 Views / 66 Replies  
Last I remember is that Airbus claimed that with the A320neo it wouldn't make sense to develop an entirely new aircraft until 2030 or so. For otherwise you don't reap sufficient efficiency gains to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 4, 2019 at 08:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You are right, and just to bracket our whole... 5,108 Views / 66 Replies  
You are right, and just to bracket our whole subthread: your initial summary and your later posts are spot on, Boeing thought they didn't have to replace the 757 and Airbus offered a replacement with...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 1, 2019 at 08:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Basically, the A321LR is being used as a... 5,108 Views / 66 Replies  
Basically, the A321LR is being used as a replacement for the 757 (https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/246587/new-a321neo-opens-new-long-range-network-options-to-airlines/), both in...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 31, 2019 at 10:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have to agree with turtle, I think we should... 1,588 Views / 24 Replies  
I have to agree with turtle, I think we should take Apple at face value that they have just bitten off too much than they can chew. Recently, Apple has gotten into the habit of pre-announcing things...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 29, 2019 at 10:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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