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Nice! I currently have an Elite Volano, but the... 399 Views / 29 Replies  
Nice! I currently have an Elite Volano, but the bearings died. It is a dumb trainer, but I have a power meter (a Quark DZero) on my bike, so that combo worked great. Until the bearings died a least....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 11:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The other thing are costs that we will only see... 338,169 Views / 1,261 Replies  
The other thing are costs that we will only see in decades, e. g. the cost that school children are missing out on school. They (and the parents of those children) have sacrificed to buy society time...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 09:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The new Safari on the iPad is not as good. And I... 399 Views / 29 Replies  
The new Safari on the iPad is not as good. And I just deactivated the option that it takes the color of the tab bar from the web page.

Also, I won’t be getting a new Apple Watch this year after...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 09:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The outstanding feature is that AirPods Pros have... 194 Views / 2 Replies  
The outstanding feature is that AirPods Pros have is active noise cancellation, which works really well. On the negative side, they plug up your ears which many people don’t like. My wife doesn’t...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 17, 2021 at 09:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s not how it works. Insurances don’t spread... 1,840 Views / 74 Replies  
That’s not how it works. Insurances don’t spread the risk of a single person across a single person’s lifetime, they spread the risks over an entire population. You can know how many people per...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 17, 2021 at 09:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We are talking about two different things: when I... 1,324,734 Views / 2,987 Replies  
We are talking about two different things: when I wrote convinced, I meant to hold a full hearing on the case. And Roberts did vote yes to that, so he was convinced. As for the arguments in the case...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 17, 2021 at 08:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, the delta variant seems to be twice as... 338,169 Views / 1,261 Replies  
Yes, the delta variant seems to be twice as contagious ( https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/08/11/1026190062/covid-delta-variant-transmission-cdc-chickenpox) than the other variants and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 17, 2021 at 08:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t know, I’m not concerned about Windows... 201 Views / 3 Replies  
I don’t know, I’m not concerned about Windows anymore. Windows 11 seems to have gone over like a lead balloon to the enthusiasts, because it requires a secured BIOS. My brother said he needs to buy a...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 17, 2021 at 06:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sure, but because I’m using an iPad, I run into... 399 Views / 29 Replies  
Sure, but because I’m using an iPad, I run into this limitation a lot less.
Plus, while practically annoying, I understand why it doesn’t work and that it doesn’t work for good reason.

I hope...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2021 at 11:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
FaceID also works much more reliably than TouchID... 399 Views / 29 Replies  
FaceID also works much more reliably than TouchID even under ideal circumstances. FaceID only fails if my face is completely misaligned from my iPad — which happens, but then I just need to move my...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2021 at 08:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think it is as simple as that, and that... 1,324,734 Views / 2,987 Replies  
I don't think it is as simple as that, and that all SC Justices, especially the conservative ones, have a well-developed sense of where they stand with regards to abortion. In my observation, Thomas...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2021 at 08:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yup, and that is the only feature I am jealous of... 399 Views / 29 Replies  
Yup, and that is the only feature I am jealous of as an iPhone 7 user. As someone who does a lot of sports, that is a huge issue. My iPad Pro's FaceID is soooo smooth.

Apple is dealing with it by...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2021 at 08:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s not correct, it is just that the threshold... 338,169 Views / 1,261 Replies  
That’s not correct, it is just that the threshold for herd immunity is higher.

That is because herd immunity is not just achieved through vaccination. And because vaccines protect strongly...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2021 at 07:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, very weird, you have silver-ish and... 399 Views / 29 Replies  
Yes, very weird, you have silver-ish and black-ish, but both have a tint to them. While I feel like I am scolding Apple both ways, I like that e. g. they offer the iMac in one safe color (white)....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2021 at 03:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, but the X is larger than my ideally sized... 399 Views / 29 Replies  
Yes, but the X is larger than my ideally sized phone. I hope the iPhone mini will be around next year, because I like the smaller size. And smaller size means smaller battery.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2021 at 12:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Not necessarily. Put yourself in the position... 1,324,734 Views / 2,987 Replies  
Not necessarily.
Put yourself in the position of the person writing the brief: you have a limited amount of space, you have the realities of the court and your brief needs to be as easily...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 16, 2021 at 12:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I watched the event yesterday, although I had to... 399 Views / 29 Replies  
I watched the event yesterday, although I had to contend with a destructive daughter and make dinner at the same time. Overall, the lack of tangible excitement is due to the maturity of the products....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 15, 2021 at 09:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m not sure I understand: I wasn’t speaking of... 1,324,734 Views / 2,987 Replies  
I’m not sure I understand: I wasn’t speaking of the judges, but people and commentators interpreting their verdicts. And since I was not speaking of any one person in particular, I don’t quite...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 15, 2021 at 07:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
We don’t need to do a deep dive on this, I don’t... 1,324,734 Views / 2,987 Replies  
We don’t need to do a deep dive on this, I don’t think it is worth it to get lost in a rabbit hole. I have the impression that we’d chase each other’s tails on slightly imprecise wording of one or...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 14, 2021 at 09:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, and I should have said that: it was just... 1,324,734 Views / 2,987 Replies  
Yes, and I should have said that: it was just about granting a full hearing. But be that as it may, I would still say that you can‘t say the case was “obviously illegal” when four SC justices were at...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 14, 2021 at 08:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I understand that this was ultimately the... 1,324,734 Views / 2,987 Replies  
I understand that this was ultimately the decision, but given that it was 5:4 with the Chief Justice dissenting, I would say the issue is not as clear cut as you present it here. I don’t think it is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 14, 2021 at 02:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Even in Japan I see tiny traces of the craziness.... 1,840 Views / 74 Replies  
Even in Japan I see tiny traces of the craziness. Back when my first daughter was born, my wife was on a different insurance than me. But by default, children are on the insurance of the husband,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 14, 2021 at 02:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Once you got into the groove, it is glorious. The... 801 Views / 45 Replies  
Once you got into the groove, it is glorious. The first episode was discombobulated and in part slow. But once you understood that this was on purpose and you can keep the characters straight in your...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 14, 2021 at 02:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sorry to hear about your gf's cancer, I hope she... 1,840 Views / 74 Replies  
Sorry to hear about your gf's cancer, I hope she is on her way to remission.
I lost my mom to cancer this year. I couldn't fathom if we had to combine the grief with significant financial...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 13, 2021 at 09:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Do yourself a favor and listen to Satisfaction by... 338,169 Views / 1,261 Replies  
Do yourself a favor and listen to Satisfaction by the Stones and then by Cat Power. Amazing. Although I need to be in the mood to want to appreciate her.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 13, 2021 at 06:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Maybe I’m alone here, but I think Sens8 is on... 801 Views / 45 Replies  
Maybe I’m alone here, but I think Sens8 is on par. You just have to be patient in the beginning so that you keep all the characters straight. Stories, sets, set in different cultures.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 13, 2021 at 06:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How effective will that be in practice? I think... 1,324,734 Views / 2,987 Replies  
How effective will that be in practice? I think you can think of many reasonable defenses that will let the other person off the hook in practice. If, say, I accompany my wife to a Planned Parenthood...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 13, 2021 at 05:34 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I understand this, but I don't find it a... 1,324,734 Views / 2,987 Replies  
I understand this, but I don't find it a particularly convincing argument for handling this case via the shadow docket. You wrote in your second post that Alito only seems to be going on the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 13, 2021 at 03:58 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Cat Power … are they a downer when you watch them... 338,169 Views / 1,261 Replies  
Cat Power … are they a downer when you watch them live? Their version of the Stones’s Satisfaction is disturbing(ly good).
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 12, 2021 at 11:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@subego I am not sure whether this goes to the... 1,324,734 Views / 2,987 Replies  
@subego
I am not sure whether this goes to the heart of the matter. Most of the criticism I have seen is to decide the case via the shadow docket rather than give it a full hearing, which it...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 12, 2021 at 09:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
What real action movie? ;) I honestly wasn't... 801 Views / 45 Replies  
What real action movie? ;)
I honestly wasn't even thinking of that. To me it is especially the first movie and the two seasons of Stand Alone Complex, then the other two movies and lastly the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 11, 2021 at 04:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
To be honest, I don‘t know which version I... 801 Views / 45 Replies  
To be honest, I don‘t know which version I watched first or that I checked. I liked it alright, but I don‘t love it. I‘m more of a Ghost in the Shell fanatic.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 10, 2021 at 12:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Same here. Is it any good? ;) I also saw... 801 Views / 45 Replies  
Same here. Is it any good? ;)

I also saw the original Dune only this year. It definitely had a Blade Runner vibe to it in that it was a very peculiar movie, and I could see how people wouldn't...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 9, 2021 at 10:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Blasphemy! ;) :p 801 Views / 45 Replies  
Blasphemy! ;) :p
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 9, 2021 at 02:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, get a grinder. I got one for my birthday... 81,303 Views / 285 Replies  
Yes, get a grinder. I got one for my birthday this year and I am amazed how stupid I was for not getting one earlier. Experiment with the fineness of the grind. It also depends on the coffee, e. g....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 8, 2021 at 11:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think one thing that is kinda marmite about the... 801 Views / 45 Replies  
I think one thing that is kinda marmite about the second one is the very peculiar narrative structure, where you go back and forth in time. It also has a different flavor than the first part, where...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 8, 2021 at 11:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh boy, I don’t know if I even want to watch it.... 801 Views / 45 Replies  
Oh boy, I don’t know if I even want to watch it. Here is the thing: in my mind, the Wachoski siblings did two great things in their life, the first Matrix move and Sense8. The latter got cancelled,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 8, 2021 at 07:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Regarding Ted Lasso, completely agreed. The... 101,215 Views / 385 Replies  
Regarding Ted Lasso, completely agreed.
The writers seem a bit unsure how to continue, because the first season wasn’t just happy ends and unicorns, it excelled at how to deal with the messiness of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 8, 2021 at 07:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was tempted to write more about this in my... 338,169 Views / 1,261 Replies  
I was tempted to write more about this in my reply to turtle’s post. AFAIK the ivermectin craze started with the two publications mentioned in this thread, the study on humans I referred to and this...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 6, 2021 at 07:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Thanks for spotting that, good to know. The... 338,169 Views / 1,261 Replies  
Thanks for spotting that, good to know. The headline had something Onion-esque about it, too.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 6, 2021 at 01:00 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I just saw this headline on Twitter (... 338,169 Views / 1,261 Replies  
I just saw this headline on Twitter ( https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/gunshot-victims-horse-dewormer-ivermectin-oklahoma-hospitals-covid-1220608/): “Gunshot Victims Left Waiting...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 4, 2021 at 08:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And you should take a step back and think why... 338,169 Views / 1,261 Replies  
And you should take a step back and think why anyone would suppress this kind of information? Cui bono — to whose benefit?

If ivermectin were effective, wouldn’t every government on planet earth...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 4, 2021 at 07:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
In individual cases that would not cause a... 338,169 Views / 1,261 Replies  
In individual cases that would not cause a problem, and especially with a disease like Covid trial and error might lead to an accidental discovery of a treatment that is effective against Covid. But...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 4, 2021 at 06:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think we have won this battle, but the war... 2,208 Views / 62 Replies  
I think we have won this battle, but the war ain’t over. However, I am glad that Apple is reconsidering its stance. We should keep our eyes open.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 3, 2021 at 08:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think you are looking at it too narrowly:... 338,169 Views / 1,261 Replies  
I think you are looking at it too narrowly: Ivermectin has become most popular amongst people who reject vaccines and masks but are eager to believe in alternative remedies du jour such as...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Sep 2, 2021 at 10:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Most criminals are not high-IQ masterminds, and... 2,208 Views / 62 Replies  
Most criminals are not high-IQ masterminds, and we should keep that in mind. I have been acquainted with one person that exchanged CSAM material, a former co-worker, and he was so shmart to use his...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 30, 2021 at 08:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ivermectin has not been proven effective against... 338,169 Views / 1,261 Replies  
Ivermectin has not been proven effective against Covid-19 just like several other supposed miracle drugs that had their 30 seconds of fame before. Doctors would love to have a cheap, readily...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 30, 2021 at 07:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That’s a pretty negative outlook on humanity, and... 1,324,734 Views / 2,987 Replies  
That’s a pretty negative outlook on humanity, and sounds as if you haven’t met a lot of people from the Middle East first hand. Most I have met suffer from the respective regimes, it’s just that most...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 28, 2021 at 03:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
@OAW I think you are technically right, but to... 1,324,734 Views / 2,987 Replies  
@OAW
I think you are technically right, but to a lot, it feels like a defeat. I listened to the Dispatch and you can hear that very clearly voiced by David French who says that America is/should be...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 26, 2021 at 07:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Smart. 338,169 Views / 1,261 Replies  
Smart.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Aug 26, 2021 at 06:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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