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by Mountaineer
Fri Aug 19, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Any Mac Users here?
Replies: 47
Views: 269

Re: Any Mac Users here?

Macs are leftist. Conservatives use PCs. It's true. The Mac market is a monopoly while the PC market is open and competitive. So... checks out. The main reason why I own almost all Apple products except one of their computers. All of their iPod, iPhone, iPad, watches, desktops, laptops, wireless ea...
by Mountaineer
Thu Aug 18, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump reelection bid
Replies: 84
Views: 879

Re: Trump reelection bid

I haven’t read or listened to all his content, but a decent chunk. I really like his arguments about free will and find them convincing. If you are in to free will arguments in great depth you might like to read The Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther. It is definitely not a light read though. It ...
by Mountaineer
Thu Aug 18, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Any Mac Users here?
Replies: 47
Views: 269

Re: Any Mac Users here?

Be sure to check OWC http://link.macsales.com/q/_K4tzKuArldS ... Q269Y6j9U9 and https://eshop.macsales.com/. They sell a lot of Mac stuff and have good informational articles. I just read a comparison of the M2 vs M1 MacBooks at the first link above.
by Mountaineer
Thu Aug 18, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump reelection bid
Replies: 84
Views: 879

Re: Trump reelection bid

joypog wrote:
Thu Aug 18, 2022 11:13 am
But we did it with cute pink pussy hats.
And all this time I thought I knew what PP folio stood for. Tip of the PP hat to joypog for the enlightenment. 🤭
by Mountaineer
Thu Aug 18, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Any Mac Users here?
Replies: 47
Views: 269

Re: Any Mac Users here?

Actually buying my first ever mac laptop. Anything I should be aware of as a decades long Windows user (minus iPhones and iPads)? I have a mid-2009 MacBook Pro that still works and a 2018 MacBook Pro that's 5 years old. Both have been trouble free. I updated the 2009 with more memory, an SSD hard d...
by Mountaineer
Thu Aug 18, 2022 5:46 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1573
Views: 236984

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

I'm going to place a few bets at the OK casino now. Back after I've caught up with Lauren Boebert. :o
by Mountaineer
Tue Aug 16, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 891
Views: 249336

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

The last several posts are particularly interesting, and I agree with most of the content. One thing to add: I've never found a lot of coherence in the set of views that is considered conservative or liberal (or right/left, if you prefer) at a given time. For example, I find the following list to b...
by Mountaineer
Mon Aug 15, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Cognitive Health of Biden vs. Trump
Replies: 20
Views: 260

Re: Cognitive Health of Biden vs. Trump

It doesn't seem appropriate for Disney to advocate marketing homosexuality to kindergarteners. Regardless, it's Disney that's out of its lane here, no? Yeah, I don't think that's appropriate either. However, we're not talking about making Walt Disney president. First thought that came to my mind: Y...
by Mountaineer
Mon Aug 15, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Cognitive Health of Biden vs. Trump
Replies: 20
Views: 260

Re: Cognitive Health of Biden vs. Trump

It doesn't seem appropriate for Disney to advocate marketing homosexuality to kindergarteners. Regardless, it's Disney that's out of its lane here, no? Yeah, I don't think that's appropriate either. However, we're not talking about making Walt Disney president. First thought that came to my mind: Y...
by Mountaineer
Mon Aug 15, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 891
Views: 249336

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Perhaps the left wing people are more willing to eat produce with insects, bird droppings, fungi, and assorted weed material. Just kidding - sort of! I worked for a large agricultural company that made herbicides, fungicides and insecticides. Extensive tests showed the vegtables and such produced u...
by Mountaineer
Mon Aug 15, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5521
Views: 732839

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

dualstow wrote:
Mon Aug 15, 2022 2:30 pm
Yeah, I’d probably go to Shanghai again before Chicago.
Or Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Houston, or San Francisco - once relatively pleasant places.
by Mountaineer
Mon Aug 15, 2022 6:17 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump reelection bid
Replies: 84
Views: 879

Re: Trump reelection bid

Trump vs. any Squad member https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Squad_(United_States_Congress) Trump vs. Pelosi Trump vs. Schumer Trump vs. a Communist or Marxist Trump vs. any of the leading Democrat candidates https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/07/16/top-10-democratic-candidates-president-2...
by Mountaineer
Sun Aug 14, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Bill Maher
Replies: 18
Views: 316

Re: Bill Maher

joypog wrote:
Sun Aug 14, 2022 1:53 pm
Mountaineer wrote:
Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:53 pm
You may be more of a Christian than you think.
As the Jesuits say, “Give me the child for the first seven years and I'll give you the man.”
You sound like one interesting dude that I would like to have a beer with! Who knows, maybe someday. Cheers!
by Mountaineer
Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Bill Maher
Replies: 18
Views: 316

Re: Bill Maher

I'm also worried about how the heck to get back into some stability. My mental image is that of a top spinning out of control wobbling more and more wildly, not a good trendline. Is it possible to regain equilibrium? . You may be more of a Christian than you think. That is pretty much what the Bibl...
by Mountaineer
Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 891
Views: 249336

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

John Mackey has never been a 'leftist' Another head scratcher for me....why are natural and organic grocers and health food stores generally associated with left wing? Wouldn't conservative food practices look more organically Amish than Monsanto and syngenta? Perhaps the left wing people are more ...
by Mountaineer
Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Inflation Reduction Act
Replies: 98
Views: 1412

Re: Inflation Reduction Act

I took a post graduate level nuclear engineering class in college several decades ago. We studied all reactor designs as I recall, from those used in submarines to those developed for the electrical power industry. By and large, reactors are generally safe; but as someone said upstream, anything de...
by Mountaineer
Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Inflation Reduction Act
Replies: 98
Views: 1412

Re: Inflation Reduction Act

Vinny, to address your question: personally I am not concerned about a nuclear power plant near my home. The closest one to me is under 20 miles, others a little further. You probably receive more routine radiation from being outside a lot, or flying in an airplane than you would from a nuclear plan...
by Mountaineer
Fri Aug 12, 2022 6:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Inflation Reduction Act
Replies: 98
Views: 1412

Re: Inflation Reduction Act

Haven’t studied nuclear but I know h they keep trying to dump the waste product in my state? If it’s so safe, they should keep the waste where it was used. Aside from that I’m pretty open to nuclear. I never groked the lefts absolute hatred of the method. I took a post graduate level nuclear engine...
by Mountaineer
Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Dawg Pound
Replies: 246
Views: 53289

Re: Dawg Pound

https://twitter.com/Doranimated/status/1557167085804986368 Pugs may not be the smartest breed, but they are the most adorable. I like this pug, the one on the other thread...ditch that guy. This must be an example of the civility you were requesting. ::) LOL! I think posts like this are helpful...I...
by Mountaineer
Thu Aug 11, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Inflation Reduction Act
Replies: 98
Views: 1412

Re: Inflation Reduction Act

COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America. ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible Times. It's 5.6%. COSTELLO: That many people are out of work? ABBOTT: No, that's 23%. COSTELLO: You just said 5.6%. ABBOTT: 5.6% Unemployed. COSTELLO: Right 5.6% out of work. ABBOTT: No, that's 23%. COSTE...
by Mountaineer
Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Inflation Reduction Act
Replies: 98
Views: 1412

Re: Inflation Reduction Act

https://www.gyroscopicinvesting.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8899&p=242394#p242382 joypog, You posted a few thoughts on the Renewable Energy thread beginning with the above link that I thought were outstanding and could be modified to explain why we got the likes of Trump and Biden and many, many ...
by Mountaineer
Wed Aug 10, 2022 7:20 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Inflation Reduction Act
Replies: 98
Views: 1412

Re: Inflation Reduction Act

https://www.gyroscopicinvesting.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8899&p=242394#p242382 joypog, You posted a few thoughts on the Renewable Energy thread beginning with the above link that I thought were outstanding and could be modified to explain why we got the likes of Trump and Biden and many, many o...
by Mountaineer
Mon Aug 08, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Inflation Reduction Act
Replies: 98
Views: 1412

Re: Inflation Reduction Act

Time for another glass of Kool Aid. ;)
by Mountaineer
Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1573
Views: 236984

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Doing psilocybin tonight. See you guys when I come back from my trip! 8) Oh my god. Why is everything awesome. Uhhhhhh. Well, that was something. Haha, nice! Did you eat some mushrooms? Or some other method? Dosage? Was it a meaningful experience? I haven't done a proper psychedelic dose in awhile,...
by Mountaineer
Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer
Replies: 122
Views: 40295

Re: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer

Vinny, how long do your genetics and ancestry lifespans (with your appropriate lifestyle modifications) predict you will live? Might be worth cranking that into your your thoughts and rigorous financial study before making a decision.