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by Zohar
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 801073

Re: Today I Made:

Made a bunch of stuff, let's see... Saturday I made really nice pasta with a "raw" sauce - I fried an onion and a pepper from our garden in oil, but used a lot of tomatoes and basil from our garden fresh. Sunday I made a vegetable pot pie and a chocolate cake. Chocolate cake turned out OK,...
by Zohar
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Recommend Your Favorite Podcasts
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: Recommend Your Favorite Podcasts

I listen to quite a few podcasts... Here's my list: Comedy: 2 Dope Queens - no other podcast makes me laugh as much as this one. They bring in comedians that are usually OK, not necessarily great, but they are hilarious. Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me! The NPR News Quiz - the other podcast that makes me l...
by Zohar
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!
Replies: 361
Views: 76771

Re: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!

Defense drones predict where the hacking drone will be to make sure the shot connects. If you depower the hack drone immediately after defense drone shoots, there's a high chance the shot will miss. Then you power up the hack drone again and it will connect successfully. As for killing all crew on t...
by Zohar
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 11031

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

The Captain Marvel movie will be set in the 1990s and include a digitally younger-looking (youthanized?) Samuel L Jackson.
by Zohar
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1284043

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Congrats! I hope work went well.
by Zohar
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 11031

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

I'm willing to be patient until the Captain Marvel movie to see what that's about. I'm assuming there's a restriction on her availability - she's somewhere very inaccessible or that requires some sort of sacrifice to get from.
by Zohar
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28495
Views: 3063060

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

I haven't watched any of the flipping shows, and I'm certainly in a good place in terms of housing and financials, so this may impact me differently.
by Zohar
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28495
Views: 3063060

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

I highly doubt most people who watch HGTV are rich. Also while it's a critical issue, of course, for most people it's not life and death. Do you feel the same about cooking shows?
by Zohar
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28495
Views: 3063060

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Why are flipping shows showing desperate matters of life and death? I'm not sure I'm following you.
by Zohar
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190323

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I've seen mayo stereotypically linked to low-class white people in the US.

As for box mixes - people should do what they want. I love baking from scratch, but for me it's more of a hobby. If someone doesn't have the time or the will, I don't get to criticize them.
by Zohar
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Crazy Rich Asians
Replies: 15
Views: 804

Re: Crazy Rich Asians

Hey, if you can watch the movie without thinking about it critically, have fun! Seriously, not being sarcastic here. I find that hard to do, personally. I expect stories to acknowledge when characters are being assholes, and it bothers me when they don't. I don't think it's being hyper aware, it's j...
by Zohar
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Vegetarianism
Replies: 45
Views: 1904

Re: Vegetarianism

I've been vegetarian for... 24 years now? You make choices every day of your life that harm other beings. Some vegans will say you're incredibly immoral for having eggs and dairy and honey. By eating industrial scale produce you're contributing to the destruction of wildlife and nature. You could pr...
by Zohar
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Crazy Rich Asians
Replies: 15
Views: 804

Re: Crazy Rich Asians

Is this a sign of progress that the Asian movie is getting criticized like stereotypical American movies, or is this a sign of how far we have to go since you are asking for the minority to be twice as good? I don't think I'm expecting the movie to be twice as good, I expect modern rom coms to have...
by Zohar
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Crazy Rich Asians
Replies: 15
Views: 804

Re: Crazy Rich Asians

The first proposal was in private. The second public proposal presumably came after they had a long talk about the first proposal. Based on how Rachel clearly loved Nick and that other than the truth about his family, they tended to communicate fairly honestly and straightforwardly, I assumed that ...
by Zohar
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7933668

Re: Thoughts for ships

Ack!
by Zohar
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Crazy Rich Asians
Replies: 15
Views: 804

Re: Crazy Rich Asians

No, the mother was just outright horrible. His expectation that she will follow his lead and accommodate entirely to his needs, answer yes to any proposals and offers and expecting her to be OK with all of this, is creepy. It's standard rom-com stuff, but it's still creepy as fuck, and a terrible wa...
by Zohar
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Crazy Rich Asians
Replies: 15
Views: 804

Re: Crazy Rich Asians

Elaborate on which part? The guy being horrible? Well, it's reasonable I think not to disclose your wealth at the beginning of the relationship, but at the point the movie starts, it's ridiculous that he hasn't talked with her about how wealthy his family is, and basically gave her zero preparation ...
by Zohar
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7217
Views: 538500

Re: Trump presidency

Sableagle wrote:Of which country are you applying for citizenship, or are you waiting for the election results before you make up your mind?

USA. If you receive a green card through marriage you can apply for citizenship three years after having received the greencard.
by Zohar
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Crazy Rich Asians
Replies: 15
Views: 804

Re: Crazy Rich Asians

From a craft standpoint, I’ve always appreciated and enjoyed Jon Chu’s flair for beautiful visual spectacle, and true to form he made every cent of his modest $30 million budget look twice as expensive. I'm guessing Singapore probably gave a bunch of money to the movie, possibly in the form of free...
by Zohar
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7217
Views: 538500

Re: Trump presidency

Can't wait to apply in November!!
by Zohar
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 801073

Re: Today I Made:

Made some tomato sauce to freeze because they were getting too ripe. Going to a BBQ this afternoon so bringing a chickpea and roasted pepper salad, and a roasted potato and pickled green onions salad.
by Zohar
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28495
Views: 3063060

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

cephalopod9 wrote:Is there a word for "i can see how each step along the way had it's own logic, but the end result is lunacy"?

I don't know, but this is my favorite example of it.
by Zohar
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7217
Views: 538500

Re: Trump presidency

I genuinely cannot wrap my head around the fact that intelligent, ordinary people are making the conscious decision to vote Republican right now. If the Democrats are seen as literally murdering babies and taking away guns, then yeah - I'm not too surprised. Unfortunately I can't find a good citati...
by Zohar
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7217
Views: 538500

Re: Trump presidency

Trump warns Google, Facebook and Twitter in row over bias . He's having his people looking at the possibility of regulation. Just another notch on the fascism tally stick. Big Orange is on a roll this week month year. http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=43261 Fascists are really great of ac...
by Zohar
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 801073

Re: Today I Made:

To my knowledge, tempering is supposed to help with the texture and the look of the chocolate. It will freeze well enough, but those things impact your overall experience of the food as well as the actual taste (how quickly the chocolate melts in your mouth, for instance).
by Zohar
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4119
Views: 548127

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Yeah I wasn't too pleased with that either... How about "Violent white man" instead of "Gamer"? How about "Not an immigrant"?
by Zohar
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14869
Views: 2321255

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

Also a win of $10 million is not that different from a win of $100 million. Obviously that's a lot of money, but in both cases you'd be pretty happy.
by Zohar
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stanley Kubrick: Because He is Awesome
Replies: 37
Views: 6091

Re: Stanley Kubrick: Because He is Awesome

commodorejohn wrote:Arthur C. Clarke's version was headtrippy but comprehensible, while Kubrick's version was almost David Lynch levels of resolutely baffling at the end.

What do you mean? They both worked together on the script, as far as I recall.
by Zohar
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 801073

Re: Today I Made:

I mean, these flights are not ridiculously expensive...
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by Zohar
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4119
Views: 548127

Re: The Darker Side of the News

There can be multiple throttling limits involved, not just one. When I was working in telecom it was common practice to set pretty slow speeds after you reach your limit.
by Zohar
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4119
Views: 548127

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Sorry, I have to agree with the others: This isn't a net neutrality issue, it's a data cap issue, and I think it's perfectly reasonable for companies to offer tiers at different price points with different caps. Literally no one here disagreed with you on this point. As I understand it, it was an e...
by Zohar
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 801073

Re: Today I Made:

Yesterday I made a sort of Thai-style stir fry. Used spaghetti squash instead of noodles, added tofu, onions, garlic, hot peppers, bell peppers, carrots, and used a dressing made of almond butter, tahini, pomegranate concentrate, fermented beans, sesame oil and soy sauce. Ended up very good, but sur...
by Zohar
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4119
Views: 548127

Re: The Darker Side of the News

It had nothing to do with Net Neutrality, if anything, it illustrates that Net Neutrality doesn't do anything to address many of the most predatory aspects of the telecom oligopolies and that perhaps a different approach is needed. Just because this was not an issue related to net neutrality doesn'...
by Zohar
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7217
Views: 538500

Re: Trump presidency

The advantage of impeaching Trump, even if Pence becomes president, is it's a signal that this is not an acceptable candidate. I feel like a Pence presidency for two years is going to be a lot more limited in power - he's not who rallied in the the Trump base, he's not the person who brings in the v...
by Zohar
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7217
Views: 538500

Re: Trump presidency

When ya' hunt Witches ya' find Witches. I'm sure it wasn't the intention, but given the history of actual witch hunts and the meaning of the idiom about them, it sounds like this is saying that the "witches" now found were only declared witches because someone went looking to call someone...
by Zohar
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 181
Views: 23949

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Congrats! It's cool you notice this sort of improvement.
by Zohar
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Supervisors
Replies: 13
Views: 1533

Re: Supervisors

YMMV of course, but in my case it was just incredibly poorly managed. I much preferred having a large organizational structure with clear and consistent policies on how people should be treated.
by Zohar
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Supervisors
Replies: 13
Views: 1533

Re: Supervisors

In my experience, as corporations get larger and hierarchies get deeper, office politics becomes more prominent. Blaming subordinates and praising superiors increases your chance of climbing the ladder, and so the working environment degrades. Certainly the most dysfunctional management I've encoun...
by Zohar
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Travel advice/questions
Replies: 36
Views: 2454

Re: Travel advice/questions

When I went to Japan for a month I made sure to book my accommodation for the first week, and then made sure I always had something lined up a week in advance as I moved around. It wasn't too stressful for me, and let me switch plans around. I highly recommend doing VOIP calls for this sort of thing...
by Zohar
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Supervisors
Replies: 13
Views: 1533

Re: Supervisors

5. Some supervisors like to point out their employees' small mistakes. The supervisor will draw attention to the mistake. "You made a mistake." "You spelled that word wrong." "You need to fix that." "That should be X instead of Y." These type of messages migh...

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