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by jobriath
Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13146
Views: 1160052

Re: Today I Learned

mathfreak wrote:Today I learned that being good to some people won't guarantee that they'll be good to you too.
It's a bad day so far.

Sorry to hear it :\ Comradely shoulder-pats on offer.
by jobriath
Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1035
Views: 335264

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

I'm perhaps being dense.
Spoiler:
When Meldh was in the Harrybrainscape, is it clear what he was referring to when he exclaimed "you realised this and discarded it?!"
by jobriath
Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1931
Views: 353412

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

I have often heard people complain about using less vs. fewer. I usually stab people who bring this up. I've never seen Monika take a tone that was anything other than the considered and patient. Coming across a stab threat actually made me laugh at my desk. Would read again. e: apparently I failed...
by jobriath
Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4076
Views: 648376

Re: Today I Made:

What temperature were you cooking at? Did you taste it part of the way through cooking? Even in a slow-cooker, meat can overcook. It gets more and more tender as the connective tissue gelatinizes, but then the meat fibers eventually break down and become dry and chalky. It's *possible* to cook meat...
by jobriath
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4076
Views: 648376

Re: Today I Made:

Teff Love. Genius.

Slow cooking beef led to a strictly less tender result than pressure cooking! 8hr wasn't enough to melt(/gelatinise?) the bigger clusters of gristle, but similar cuts were meltingly tender after 34min at pressure. Maybe longer next time?
by jobriath
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4076
Views: 648376

Re: Today I Made:

Thanks, Nath. I finally have an excuse to buy shrimp paste :D

Leela's recipes look excellent, btw...
by jobriath
Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:01 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4076
Views: 648376

Re: Today I Made:

Tried a massaman aubergine curry in the slow cooker, but don't think I've got the hang of actually cooking in that mode: I heard it steadily boiling at the 2hr mark. Bugger. Texture's garbage but the flavour's good, so going to whizz the whole thing up to make a tasty thick sauce in which to poach s...
by jobriath
Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4076
Views: 648376

Re: Today I Made:

Zohar wrote:(fawaffles)

HAH!

What other word combinations should be tried? Banaan bread sounds like it could be a success---I imagine something like a peshwari naan. Forcemeatloaf---a brick of chestnut, mushroom and white wine!
by jobriath
Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4076
Views: 648376

Re: Today I Made:

Yesterday I ran out of time in the morning so didn't start a beef stew slow-cooking. Instead I did it in the pressure cooker when I got home. 24 mins at pressure, then gradual release of pressure, and the meat was so tender . I am impressed! Discovered problem with electric pressure cooker: Can't du...
by jobriath
Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4076
Views: 648376

Re: Today I Made:

I am making Mighty Jalepeno's (linked blogporn version of) Dal Makhani. Had some urud saboot lying around, wanting to be used up. This new pressurecookerslowcooker thing is enchanted. I got it £80 off, and have just received another £6 off since the price dropped again. And tonight it yields a versi...
by jobriath
Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4076
Views: 648376

Re: Today I Made:

For really fine temp control go with a sous vide set up. It will hold the temp you want for as long as you want. I can give more details if you want once I'm not on my phone. I relented in my enthusiasm for needless control and will content myself with not only Low and High, but also Medium and Sea...
by jobriath
Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4076
Views: 648376

Re: Today I Made:

This thread broke me a tiny bit. Especially Mighty Jalapeno's dal makhani, which is my favourite curry. I suddenly have a medical need for a slow cooker. What technology could allow me to also cook something for 24 hours, with fine control? I'm looking at slow cookers specifically. Does anyone have ...
by jobriath
Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:58 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 158158

Re: Your last and next concert?

Matt Corby's touring! And Newton Faulkner, for that matter. Got 'em both. Hopefully my brother's sprog doesn't drop right on either of those days...
by jobriath
Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1795
Views: 391557

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

I was disappointed to find that Deva wasn't the last poster, and then pleased to find a Deva-appreciate train happening instead.
by jobriath
Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89691
Views: 5998917

Re: Passing ponderments

For a glorious second I thought your surname was Cosplay, Elminster.
by jobriath
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:57 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1035
Views: 335264

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Agreed :\ However, I'll be able to forgive the author anything due to his extreme use of diacritics, and random, uncalled-for, often untranslated Other Languages. I like that particular affectation.
by jobriath
Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13146
Views: 1160052

Re: Today I Learned

I broke up with the person to whom I had defaulted to leaving a lot of my tasks and now there's no one to do them but me.

I'm getting so much done.

(Sometimes I fuck up. But so much less frequently it's unreal.)
by jobriath
Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1035
Views: 335264

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Pfhorrest wrote:I wonder if Harry will put one of those fancy extended spaces into, say... a police box... and then put that in space... somehow wired to a time turner....

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

I'm not even a fan of Dr Who but even I would get a huge amount of gratification from this plan.
by jobriath
Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words that you are sure exist, but can't find
Replies: 225
Views: 73409

Re: Words that you are sure exist, but can't find

- Less likely this exists, but is there a word to describe words that have letters that alternate between vowels and consonants, e.g. "monotonic"? This isn't correct, but if you're just looking for a cute name for the concept, it made me think of an abugida . So, "monotonic is abugid...
by jobriath
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1251
Views: 220043

Re: The Liquor Thread

Thank you everyone for your advice! Indeed I should have put the additional constraint (UK-based) in the question.

Now to source fancy bottles and Something...
by jobriath
Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1251
Views: 220043

Re: The Liquor Thread

I'm interested in making Something-infused-vodka for Christmas gifts this year. I'll need moderately large quantities of vodka (and lesser amounts of Something, I imagine). Since there will be Something in the vodka (orange, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla) it doesn't have to be premium, but I'd rather no...
by jobriath
Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104561
Views: 28555055

Re: 1190: "Time"

Afternoon, all. After reading your most recent page, I have to ask: Are you a cult?
by jobriath
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89691
Views: 5998917

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Deva wrote:... Pictured others who remained imprisoned. Tried initially. Gave up. Cannot stop. Forced them to plod along. Posts token attempts with jumbled language and broken links now.

Now I'm looking forward to receiving curiously-formatted word salad. Deva cured spam!
by jobriath
Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 158158

Re: Your last and next concert?

Last was Kate Tempest. Everybody: Go see Kate Tempest. I have never seen anybody with that kind of energy.

Next is a bit of a drought before, uh, Ben Howard, I think, in April. Woo! Chill me out, dude!
by jobriath
Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Haiku.
Replies: 434
Views: 54740

Re: Haiku.

Nega-poetry
That hasn't made much difference
Waving, not drowning
by jobriath
Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89691
Views: 5998917

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Worth observing that "there you are!" contains all of the information of "here I am!", unless the contents of the room are used to being addressed by things other than people. In this way, it can be interpreted as "here we are!" without the connotation that there is a &...
by jobriath
Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89691
Views: 5998917

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

that... actually sounds like a good idea!! once my parents have cooled off i'll bring that up as an option. (although there's 9 people in my house, 3 of which are adults. D: that may get expensive quickly) Cool! I was actually thinking of it as a point to raise while they're still angry. Assumed th...
by jobriath
Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89691
Views: 5998917

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

b) want me to take care of myself like this because i'm a 17 year old. damnit. (also, i quite like your avatar! this is the first time i've seen it.) Housemates who have their stuff together often cook for one another, because like addams says, it's a lot of wasted effort if everyone cooks for them...
by jobriath
Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Haiku.
Replies: 434
Views: 54740

Re: Haiku.

Also:

Haikus are time for
Wilful self-indulgence, and
Wanky tossycock.
by jobriath
Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Haiku.
Replies: 434
Views: 54740

Re: Haiku.

Self-exploration:
Set a lit match to dry grass
And outrun the fire.

But the best outcome:
Hold your ground. The heat reveals
Iron, and water.
by jobriath
Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Haiku.
Replies: 434
Views: 54740

Re: Haiku.

Novelty engine:
Ask for impossible things.
The world gets larger.
by jobriath
Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Haiku.
Replies: 434
Views: 54740

Re: Haiku.

Winter yields to spring
The stilled word finds a new voice
Thread necromancy
by jobriath
Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89691
Views: 5998917

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Neil_Boekend wrote:Press control
Scroll all the way up
Release control
Scroll to get my avatar back on your screen (if required)

That way I'll look much bigger.

For additional effect use a beamer and/or decrease distance to screen.

Ah! I see it now.

Cool effect!
by jobriath
Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89691
Views: 5998917

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Last week I have been renamed Neil Beacon because I was the guiding beacon for the group. I am almost 2 meters tall and was wearing my tophat. You don't look that tall in your avatar. It's particularly odd when people say I'm tall, given that I'm several inches shorter than [6'9"] and quite us...
by jobriath
Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 34937
Views: 1340622

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must p

I refuse to post.
by jobriath
Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 72910
Views: 4248203

Re: Count to a Million

60946
by jobriath
Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89691
Views: 5998917

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Two of my teeth on the top row are still baby teeth. I think this means I'll always be able to see fairies. (There was a documentary on this, IIRC.)
by jobriath
Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 274823

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

I found it! All you need is to have faith. Or Beer Ritz in Headingley, England, if you're nearby. (Looks like a bit of a drive from where you are, SurgicalSteel!) Beer Ritz is where indie beer-drinkers go when they die. Bit expensive, but I have a bottle of a Brewdog beer labelled in Kanji. They're...
by jobriath
Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 274823

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

I'm beginning to think Sam Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout was some sort of wonderful hallucination. Can't find it anywhere...
by jobriath
Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89691
Views: 5998917

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

bachaddict wrote:That post made me smile :)

Me too---it's a common response :)

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