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by freezeblade
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Fancy Butter of Choice?
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: Fancy Butter of Choice?

I do a lot of baking, so I keep loads of butter frozen when it goes on sale, I typically keep to a few brands that I can find locally and cheaply, and are pretty much broken up into "every day" and "special dish/application" butters. "Standard" butter: Horizon Organic, ...
by freezeblade
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 11890

Re: Thomas Fire

I'm planning on moving to CA from NC myself, though, so I shouldn't talk. Earthquakes! Honestly, the threat of earthquakes is overblown. I've been in a pretty big one (San Simeon quake, 2003: 6.6), but ones that big happen near you maybe once a lifetime. I probably feel a small quake about once a y...
by freezeblade
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5419
Views: 409754

Re: Trump presidency

Moving back to the tax bill... the GOP is betting that their tax plan will boost the economy in a way that will get them votes, even if it's unpopular now. They're worried right now that backlash against Trump is going to hurt them in the midterms. But if they pass this bill and it really does boos...
by freezeblade
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 70
Views: 6418

Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

(Moved from "The worst film you've ever seen" thread, as it was mentioned this would be a good starter post for it by ST) Background: in preparation for watching "The Disaster Artist," I watched "The Room" again with the wife, who had never seen it before. She has since...
by freezeblade
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14683
Views: 2192783

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

"baling wire and mud" I've heard for construction applications.
by freezeblade
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17149
Views: 1433298

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

bleep bloop
by freezeblade
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4336
Views: 764388

Re: Today I Made:

Well, yesterday: Persimmon Bunt Cake, made Vegan for the neighbors (replaced mashed banana for egg, and a mix of coconut oil and vegetable shortening for the butter). I still have more persimmons, and plan on using this recipe as a base for fruitcake, adding in a bunch of candied fruit and then soak...
by freezeblade
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 235032

Re: The worst film you've seen

Ok, so in preparation for watching "The Disaster Artist" I watched "The Room" again with the wife, who had never seen it before. She has dubbed it the worst film she has ever seen, and I fully admit to not being able to stomach it again sober (thus watched it very un-sober). We h...
by freezeblade
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6243
Views: 872674

Re: Police misbehavior thread

spoilered for more development and urban planning based conversation (warning, rant-y) How many neighbourhoods are small enough that 'down the street' is a different one? Urban ones. Neighborhoods in tightly-packed metropolitan areas are typically small and can easily change character entire...
by freezeblade
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6243
Views: 872674

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Spoiled for kinda off-topic, as I don't think the urban planning discussion is anything more than tangentially related to police misbehavior. I've gone over it before in this forum somewhere (probably a gentrification/development thread), as someone who majored in Architectural design, w...
by freezeblade
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5419
Views: 409754

Re: Trump presidency

However it was not acted upon, because each president has known that the action would have negative impacts on the middle east peace talks, specifically in angering Palestine. Now, we can have a discussion about how those talks are stalled and not going anywhere (although we should probably have tha...
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5419
Views: 409754

Re: Trump presidency

Pax Americana? Hasn't American been at war like, constantly since WWII? That was not the phrase I was looking for... Whatever the phrase is that represents America's status as a hyper-power + Cultural semi-domination. Maybe "The End of Americanization". "The end of American Exception...
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5419
Views: 409754

Re: Trump presidency

If we somehow make it through this alive and intact, I can't imagine what we'll call this period. 'That One Time Where America Completely Lost Its Shit'? I don't know. "That one time when America liked reality TV so much that it elected a B-rate celebrity reality TV star to be president" ...
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 55
Views: 4531

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

I, for one, embrace our Talon-y overlord.
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5419
Views: 409754

Re: Trump presidency

[snip]...And I’m furious with this pointless, mysoginist, half-wit fascist fucker. This is my every day. Have we had discussion on here yet about Trump calling Elizabeth Warren (Who wasn't even at the ceremony) "Pocahontas" in a political jab during a ceremony celebrating Native American ...
by freezeblade
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4336
Views: 764388

Re: Today I Made:

Today I'm making:

herb-y sourdough sandwich bread.

I've been away from the house for the past week for the holidays, and upon return, the house's pantry and basics stocks are pretty much depleted. If there isn't at least bread, milk, eggs, onions, and potatoes in the house, I get anxious.
by freezeblade
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4336
Views: 764388

Re: Today I Made:

My thanksgivings for the past dozen years have been vegetarian, and I don't mean tofurkey. There're good ways to do it. Delicious mac n cheese features heavily. Well, there's delicious vegetarian food, of course, but would the average American say mac n cheese is a traditional Thanksgiving food? I'...
by freezeblade
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1905: "Cast Iron Pan"
Replies: 108
Views: 11129

Re: 1905: "Cast Iron Pan"

Normally I also just give a regular pan a quick scrub if even that. Now let’s say both are greasy and gunky and you soak, thinking it will be a few minutes . If you forget cast iron in the sink and leave it all day will it rust? Cleaning cast iron for me is done with a "vegetable brush" w...
by freezeblade
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17149
Views: 1433298

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

time!
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1916: "Temperature Preferences"
Replies: 82
Views: 8522

Re: 1916: "Temperature Preferences"

Wikipedia puts the average daily high in San Diego for both July and August at 77, which is pretty damn nice. The record high is 111, but that's not really that extreme; even Cleveland hit 104 once. In fact, Wikipedia claims San Diego sees only 2.5 days per year above 90, so it certainly isn't fair...
by freezeblade
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 222992

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I don't think I've ever seen an equation with both "x" and "chi" in it. I would think that anyone who would write such an equation would have the sense of logic to re-name variables, or figure out some way to make what the equation is asking clear. This is getting really close to...
by freezeblade
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5419
Views: 409754

Re: Trump presidency

I feel like we'd all be better off if the Republican party ceased to exist. I don't know about that far, but I certainly think it would be better for the human race in general if the current breed of republican would age out of office, or be replaced with...just about anyone else who isn't Republic...
by freezeblade
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 222992

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

eSOANEM wrote:Out of interest, how do you distinguish a chi from an x in maths?

Context! So if I saw "3·5 × 2·1 = 7·35" it reads to me as something that needs simplifying/solving:

30x = 245

So x= (8.166666)
by freezeblade
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5419
Views: 409754

Re: Trump presidency

I feel like we'd all be better off if the Republican party ceased to exist. I don't know about that far, but I certainly think it would be better for the human race in general if the current breed of republican would age out of office, or be replaced with...just about anyone else who isn't Republic...
by freezeblade
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 222992

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Even if you're multiplying literals? E.g. 3 x 4? That's pretty much the only time I use it. For scalar variables I'll almost always just concatenate and occasionally use an interpunct and, well, for non-scalar variables it's important to be more specific. In my math classes, once we hit middle scho...
by freezeblade
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4336
Views: 764388

Re: Today I Made:

I am sure it's in no way authentic (most of what I know about Mexican food is via American TV) but it was pretty tasty! Just call it Tex Mex. Yup, looks like Tex Mex to me. Kinda similar to a wonderful breakfast made with leftovers that is authentic: Machaca. Saute onion slices, Bell Pepper, garlic...
by freezeblade
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: It's Just Us, League. The DCEU is dead, here's its Tombstone.
Replies: 39
Views: 3787

Re: Justice League

Zohar wrote:Petition to rename thread to Just Us League


Seconded!
by freezeblade
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1916: "Temperature Preferences"
Replies: 82
Views: 8522

Re: 1916: "Temperature Preferences"

Temperature measurements for San Diego are typically done at the airport (as noted above), which is directly next to the water, in a microclimate that is unrepresentative of San Diego as a city, especally the downtown area (https://goo.gl/maps/rsc2oksqqHv). Actual temps are much warmer throughout th...
by freezeblade
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1916: "Temperature Preferences"
Replies: 82
Views: 8522

Re: 1916: "Temperature Preferences"

Going off of Randall's source monthly average highs in San Diego in the summer are never above 76.4F. It would be left on the chart of Mexico City . Although I guess you'd need to know more statistical data than weatherbase.com provides. It had been a bit since I lived there (close to downtown, so ...
by freezeblade
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17149
Views: 1433298

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

BLEEP BLOOP
by freezeblade
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1916: "Temperature Preferences"
Replies: 82
Views: 8522

Re: 1916: "Temperature Preferences"

Surprised San Diego wasn't on the list because it's probably the U.S. city most known for "If you hate heat and cold..." What? Downtown San Diego gets over 100F quite often in summers, so I don't know how that qualifies as "if you hate heat." Most of San Diego county is high des...
by freezeblade
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You must not say duck
Replies: 8073
Views: 646593

Re: You must not say duck

What was it?
A duck of course
by freezeblade
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5419
Views: 409754

Re: Trump presidency

Came across this article, it's a pretty good read, and lays out exactly what I'm worried about: What if Muller's investigation concludes the Trump campaign (and Trump) are guilty, and the right just fog it over, and nothing happens. It's not like it's improbable, the Turtle refused to even hold a he...
by freezeblade
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 140
Views: 17164

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I think I might be allergic to eggplant - it always gives me a mildly tingly sensation when I eat it. I'm not allergic to anything else so I can't really compare it, but I don't like it (have no issues with other nightshades). I also absolutely abhor anything anise-flavored so I can't stand fennel,...
by freezeblade
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 221
Views: 42858

Re: News in brief

There is something seriously wrong with this construction, namely 1. It contains tomatoes, which is as we all know a nightshade plant and therefore poisonous, and 2. Wet fruits such as pickles or (shudder) tomatoes should never be next to the bun. 1. Nightshades are amazing. Try a roasted poblano p...
by freezeblade
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 221
Views: 42858

Re: News in brief

Top Bun
Sauce (mayo based)
Tomato
Cheese
Meat
Lettuce
Pickles
Sauce (mustard/ketchup based)
Bottom Bun
by freezeblade
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Newly Declassified JFK Assassination Files Released: 10/26/17
Replies: 8
Views: 2268

Re: Newly Declassified JFK Assassination Files Released: 10/26/17

So he made a big news story to distract from the other problematic stories, because people like transparency. Now granted they didn't release all the files which tends to tarnish that whole transparency thing. I do wonder what kind of information is deemed too sensitive to release. It likely implic...
by freezeblade
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Newly Declassified JFK Assassination Files Released: 10/26/17
Replies: 8
Views: 2268

Newly Declassified JFK Assassination Files Released: 10/26/17

I'm surprised there's no thread for this yet! As of 10/26/17 Thousands of pages of newly declassified files got placed in the national archives, open to the public. Some were held back for further redaction or will never be released. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/26/us/politics/jfk-files.html Here...
by freezeblade
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1905: "Cast Iron Pan"
Replies: 108
Views: 11129

Re: 1905: Cast Iron Pan

Hell, I've left a pot of beans on the stove when I went out to grab some groceries plenty of times before, just got to make sure it's on low as possible, with a heat defuser, and nothing else on or near the stove.
by freezeblade
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Citizen's Wage
Replies: 942
Views: 188252

Re: Citizen's Wage

One thing I always find very suspicious about these "UBI will cause inflation and just decrease buying power for ordinary people" arguments is: does it follow that if we did the opposite, and took money from the average working person and concentrated it all in the hands of the rich, that...

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