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by iChef
Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your hand?
Replies: 49
Views: 12254

Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

A little word of advice my friend, sometimes you need to let those hard to reach chips go.
by iChef
Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1022708

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

At this point Trump is famous enough that I don't think he needs to run for office to sell books. I think he just runs for fun. Maybe the guy just enjoys spending a few months every four years running for president. Travel the country, meet new people, have large expensive campaign events. Its like ...
by iChef
Sat May 30, 2015 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: What is the mass of a feather?
Replies: 229
Views: 315600

Re: What is the mass of a feather?

The mass of a feather is the feast day held on Feb 29 also known as St. Avius' Day. It opens with Psalm 104 "Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches. " and then moves on to other readings (Matthew 6:26, Isaiah 40:31, Genisis 1:20). After which feathers are ...
by iChef
Mon May 25, 2015 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: John Nash passes
Replies: 2
Views: 3275

John Nash passes

I was going to wait until someone more qualified to comment on the man's work posted but figured those here who didn't know would want to. John Nash passed away this weekend. He and his wife were in a car accident and both were killed.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/24/us/feat-j ... fe-killed/
by iChef
Fri May 22, 2015 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Wicked + Divine
Replies: 0
Views: 4896

Wicked + Divine

This is the best new comic I've picked up in ages. The art is amazing. The characters are interesting and the story is superb. Who else is reading this. I am going to the local con dressed as Lucifer in a couple weeks, can wait to find more fans. The story for those unfamiliar goes like this... Ever...
by iChef
Fri May 22, 2015 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1528: "Vodka"
Replies: 29
Views: 6873

Re: 1528: "Vodka"

And a vodka martini is heresy
by iChef
Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Trolley Problem
Replies: 349
Views: 90225

Re: Trolly Problem

In this situation if we choose one of the tracks to we get another chance to go back and pick up the spare?
by iChef
Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should we change the national anthem?
Replies: 115
Views: 32885

Re: Should we change the national anthem?

I think if we had an open vote in the US "Born in the USA". Easy to sing everyone already knows the words and it's even easy to sing while absolutely smashed (useful at most American sporting events).
by iChef
Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Fingers on Humans
Replies: 80
Views: 16416

Re: Fingers on Humans

I think we have a fine number of fingers. You use your pinky much more often than you think. Also it would be nearly impossible to drive without a middle finger.
by iChef
Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: saving the internet
Replies: 29
Views: 5882

Re: saving the internet

I am years ahead of the rest of you on this project, for I have already cataloged hundreds of GBs of the internet and am continuing to do more everyday!
(It may or may not all be porn)
by iChef
Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why Do We Only Season Cast Iron Pans
Replies: 31
Views: 6581

Re: Why Do We Only Season Cast Iron Pans

Yeah be careful giving any of the above treatment methods to anything other than a cast iron pan. You run a small risk of fumes and an even smaller risk of shrapnel. I've seen old steel pans in commercial kitchens after a decade plus of use and tons of scraping and cleaning with harsh chemicals get ...
by iChef
Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:05 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why Do We Only Season Cast Iron Pans
Replies: 31
Views: 6581

Re: Why Do We Only Season Cast Iron Pans

Is I am a chef with only minimal knowledge of food science (or any other kind of science) I can only speak from experience. I have found on my pans the first few seasoning attempts are good enough for most foods I use cast iron for (bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, cornbread, steaks and fish). Usuall...
by iChef
Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why Do We Only Season Cast Iron Pans
Replies: 31
Views: 6581

Re: Why Do We Only Season Cast Iron Pans

Yeah you do not want a thick coat. What I usually do is use just enough oil to coat the metal, heat it then let it cool. Repeat a few times. You want many thin layers rather than one huge one that will flake off. I have a cast iron pan I use when camping that I seasoned once with Crisco, then cooked...
by iChef
Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: BaraCubama -Obama to end sanctions on Cuba
Replies: 64
Views: 15764

Re: BaraCubama -Obama to end sanctions on Cuba

I agree with you it will be a long slow turn around. Again my example of Vietnam. We have had normal relations for almost 15 years but they are still a one party system with some pretty bad human rights violations, but that is still an improvement over 3 decades of war an near famine. Ending the emb...
by iChef
Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama appoints Soap-Opera producer as Ambassador
Replies: 50
Views: 12505

Re: Obama appoints Soap-Opera producer as Ambassador

If this is the situation wouldn't it be much more fun to just hold a lottery. Everyone in the US (say over 35) is out into a drawing when a new Ambassador is needed. If your name is drawn and you want the job, it's yours! You get a 2 month crash course on the country your visiting and which one is t...
by iChef
Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: BaraCubama -Obama to end sanctions on Cuba
Replies: 64
Views: 15764

Re: BaraCubama -Obama to end sanctions on Cuba

Do you think other Communist states will have as much influence on Cuba as they once did. It seems they are already fairly isolated from much of the world and I see the US opening relations with them as welcoming Cuba to our side even if it is only a little at first. Vietnam isn't a stellar example ...
by iChef
Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: BaraCubama -Obama to end sanctions on Cuba
Replies: 64
Views: 15764

Re: BaraCubama -Obama to end sanctions on Cuba

Yeah, I am aware of the fine product that comes from the other islands (still appreciate the tip). Rum drinking and fishing may be the way to bring the oppressive regime down. Much like we did during the Cold War instead of suppressing and bombing nations into obedience we need to blue jean and Mich...
by iChef
Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: BaraCubama -Obama to end sanctions on Cuba
Replies: 64
Views: 15764

Re: BaraCubama -Obama to end sanctions on Cuba

Forget the political ramifications, I'm going to drink rum with a huge cigar and go marlin fishing. Who else is in?
by iChef
Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why Do We Only Season Cast Iron Pans
Replies: 31
Views: 6581

Re: Why Do We Only Season Cast Iron Pans

Cast iron is good for certain cooking techniques because it is dense, holds heat well and distributes that heat evenly. The downsides are it rusts easily and has a rough surface that gives lots of little grooves for food to stick to. In order to retain the benefits and minimize the drawbacks you can...
by iChef
Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Raul Rodriguez stand your ground thread
Replies: 29
Views: 6936

Re: Stand your ground thread

Not sure where you're from Addams, but I've lived in a few rougher parts of the US (Detroit, Chicago). You do not have to be rich to have a gun. I've been offered handguns on the street for as low as $50. Lower if you have something to trade for one. I now live in an area that has much looser gun la...
by iChef
Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hong Kong: Streets blocked as pro-democracy protests spread
Replies: 46
Views: 10268

Re: Hong Kong: Streets blocked as pro-democracy protests spr

It is quite possible that the organized crime gangs are interested in breaking up the protests without any outside prodding. Much of their income is made from gambling, protection payments, prostitution and the like. When you get the streets filled with people and police officers you are attracting ...
by iChef
Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ebola thread
Replies: 256
Views: 58176

Re: Ebola thread

Hate to be a downer but I can already see the sequel to your movie. The rabbit is a carrier and is the vector for the disease spreading it across the countryside to villages far and wide creating a mass epidemic. Velveteen Rabbit 2: Patient Zero.
by iChef
Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"
Replies: 151
Views: 85656

Re: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"

Ok first off $100/g is insane prices for cocaine. Actual street level price for good quality is closer to half that. Second if we want to talk value for illegal drugs heroin will get you over the $100/g mark. Depending on the location good quality china white will average closer to 150/g. Heroin has...
by iChef
Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Should everyone learn to code?
Replies: 47
Views: 9970

Re: Should everyone learn to code?

It is a good skill to understand but not needed. I never HAD to code anything in my life, but my years in grade school of learning BASIC and other simple computer skills help me with things like understanding how my point of sale software works at my job. I could never write a POS from scratch, but ...
by iChef
Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Frequency Analysis of What If?
Replies: 5
Views: 2903

Re: Frequency Analysis of What If?

I also did a frequency analysis on the What If posts. It seems to show up about once per week. If they get more frequent I will revise my findings. I would also appreciate it if anyone could independently verify my results.
by iChef
Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: What does a million-ton black hole eat?
Replies: 32
Views: 13993

Re: What does a million-ton black hole eat?

Ah ok, but is it 18kg a day or 18kg a second it needs to be fed. I can see 18 kg a day being easy to track. At 18kg a second a small error can add up quickly. Hopefully with the kind of tech level it takes to make something like this that kind of measurement would be no problem, but nothing is fool ...
by iChef
Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: A world without birds?
Replies: 15
Views: 6353

Re: A world without birds?

The effect on the nation's Churches would be devastating.
by iChef
Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: What does a million-ton black hole eat?
Replies: 32
Views: 13993

Re: What does a million-ton black hole eat?

Whatever it wants.

But seriously, how accurate do you need to be with the 18kg/s. What are the tolerances to keep this thing from going haywire. If you forget to perfectly calibrate your scale one day lots of little pieces of you and your co-workers WILL go to space today.
by iChef
Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Burned, Buried or Dumped?
Replies: 84
Views: 20216

Re: Burned, Buried or Dumped?

Every year I want my children to bring their children to my tomb where I am preserved like Vladimir Lenin. There will be a little slot under the pedestal where the children can slip notes with what they want for their birthday. Their parents bring them there a couple weeks before their birthday to ...
by iChef
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to know you're truly old.
Replies: 156
Views: 56962

Re: How to know you're truly old.

I felt old the other day at a comic shop. A girl there thought I looked like Matt Smith (11th doctor). I stopped and thought about ti and realized when he took the role it was the first time in my life I was older than the doctor. That's just wrong I'm not supposed to be older than the doctor. Peter...
by iChef
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Burned, Buried or Dumped?
Replies: 84
Views: 20216

Re: Burned, Buried or Dumped?

I agree with cryo being a bit silly. With the world population already skyrocketing I feel people of the future will just leave cryo patient in their freezers. "Yeah we didn't have space in the garage for a meat locker so we just put all our steaks and a few cartons of Ben and Jerry's in with g...
by iChef
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Hypothetical Non-Monogamous Marriage Laws
Replies: 38
Views: 13051

Re: Hypothetical Non-Monogamous Marriage Laws

I didn't mean for this situation for only multiple partner marriage or same sex marriage. I meant it for all marriage. Get rid of the legal term marriage, abolish it from all laws. Now as far as government goes we all can get civil unions that work much like business contracts. All civil unions are ...
by iChef
Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Hypothetical Non-Monogamous Marriage Laws
Replies: 38
Views: 13051

Re: Hypothetical Non-Monogamous Marriage Laws

Shouldn't a marriage between multiple partners work just like a business partnership or a corporation. You draw up a contract plainly stating how the partnership will work (does it take 2/3 or unanimous decision to decide to change something) if one chooses to leave the other two buy them out, makin...
by iChef
Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Young man doing photography assaulted
Replies: 0
Views: 2456

Young man doing photography assaulted

http://www.shorelinetimes.com/articles/2014/06/09/news/doc5396335159b88785417899.txt MADISON >> A video appearing to show a Westbrook woman assaulting a teenager at Hammonasset Beach State Park last month went viral this past weekend after being posted online Friday. State authorities say the woman ...
by iChef
Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: War Gear Flows to Police
Replies: 48
Views: 8521

Re: War Gear Flows to Police

There is a big overlap in the groups "people who like to play with guns" and "people in law enforcement". There was a problem in my hometown years ago where a police officer was caught selling police gear to the public on the black market. It wasn't guns, but bullet proof vests, ...
by iChef
Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 12-yo girls stab friend 19X to impress Slenderman (meme)
Replies: 44
Views: 15437

Re: 12-yo girls stab friend 19X to impress Slenderman (meme)

Stabbings are a very hit and miss thing (pun intended). As someone who has slaughtered animals it is very easy to make a clean kill with one or two cuts. Just depends on what you hit. If you are just blindly hacking you can stab someone all over and not make a kill if you are only hitting fat and ma...
by iChef
Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 12-yo girls stab friend 19X to impress Slenderman (meme)
Replies: 44
Views: 15437

Re: 12-yo girls stab friend 19X to impress Slenderman (meme)

It's unfortunate that no one told them it only costs $20 to get Slenderman to make an appearance.
by iChef
Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1377: "Fish"
Replies: 288
Views: 37929

Re: 1377: "Fish"

You go into space ship.... space ship goes into space. Space Shark is in space. Our Space Shark.... We're gonna need a bigger rocket.
by iChef
Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rat Park: A story of drugs and addiction
Replies: 46
Views: 10146

Re: Rat Park: A story of drugs and addiction

The strange thing about morphine and other opiate drugs is it takes a bit for the real euphoria to kick in. This is why the normal route to heroin addiction usually goes vicodin ----> oxycotin ------> heroin. At least lately in the US with the high rate of persciption pain killers available. If you ...
by iChef
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rat Park: A story of drugs and addiction
Replies: 46
Views: 10146

Re: Rat Park: A story of drugs and addiction

Ok I know personal experience != data but anyway. I was a drug dealer for over a dozen years and an opiate addict including IV heroin for much of that time. You don't need to have a cruddy life to start doing drugs. I had a solid middle class background and basically the opportunity to do whatever I...

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