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by dubsola
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Musical Chain Game
Replies: 10
Views: 7684

Re: Musical Chain Game

I had a go, and have no idea either. In the interest of keeping the game going (1), can I do one? Going back to the first song, Paul McCartney's Off The Ground.

The Space Lady - Major Tom

I hope:
1. This is not too obvious
2. I remember to check this thread periodically
by dubsola
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: dubsola's Chilli
Replies: 20
Views: 8486

dubsola's Chilli

http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/simpsons/images/0/09/Pepper.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100908190310 This 'recipe' is my interpretation of the dish you may know as Chili con carne. In lots of places it's just called Chili, which I like because it has fewer syllables and therefore is easier to say,...
by dubsola
Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:29 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: What the heck is wrong with my laptop?
Replies: 3
Views: 3763

Re: What the heck is wrong with my laptop?

UPDATE: I tried all the things suggested here and did not find any smoking guns. I ended up taking the laptop to a qualified professional who removed the hard drive, ran some diagnostics and determined that the HD was screwed. The rest of the laptop is fine, so I am buying a new HD and hopefully I'l...
by dubsola
Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4582
Views: 850299

Re: Today I Made:

PAstrychef wrote:Stir fried shrimp with broccoli and rice. Loaded it up with garlic and ginger. I do like a one-pan meal.

What did you cook the rice in?
by dubsola
Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: What the heck is wrong with my laptop?
Replies: 3
Views: 3763

What the heck is wrong with my laptop?

Howdy folks. All help welcome. Backstory Dell XPS 15 running Windows 7. Purchased new in 2013, nothing wrong with it until a couple of months ago. I was trying to stream the Tour de France and it was jerky as hell, the system was being unresponsive and I got impatient and hit the power button. After...
by dubsola
Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 336600

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

Yeah, that's true, Mirror Pond malt is there but not massive. I've not had that one but everything else from that brewer is pretty good, so... I'll be sure to try it if I see it! Another west coast brewer I just thought of: Peak . I have only had one beer from them, and it was a few years ago, but I...
by dubsola
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 336600

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

Had a "session ale" from speakeasy brewing recently called "suds" Pretty tasty to my liking, I figure that they settled on the designation "session ale" because the influx of "session IPAs" that have been popping up by every brewery ever, combiend with the fa...
by dubsola
Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Breaking Bard
Replies: 209
Views: 72323

Re: Breaking Bard

Can you articulate why you hate her?
by dubsola
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Men's Fashion
Replies: 396
Views: 129135

Re: Men's Fashion

Zamfir wrote:What I hate most: when they change the fit, and also change the fit of the shirts I already bought. Even shirts I bought elsewhere. Ususlly they make the waist tighter.

You idiot. That's not what's happening.

...

It's the washing machine!
by dubsola
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4582
Views: 850299

Re: Today I Made:

Sounds awful, roband. (Obviously not serious). I made a perfect simple pasta dish. I bought some fresh fettucini from the markets, and roasted zucchini, cherry tomatoes and garlic, and served with some great olive oil, fresh parsley, and pecorino cheese. Not to boast, but I really nailed it. Absolut...
by dubsola
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 336600

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

That's the only Guiness worth talking about IMO. But I haven't tried the West Indies Porter and as an avid fan of all things West Indies, I must rectify this immediately. I managed to get a carton of Sierra Nevada stout for $35 (AUD). Is it the best stout? No. But it's damn sure worth it at that pri...
by dubsola
Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 203300

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Canned tuna very much depends on the brand, the John West stuff is awful, and the Sirena stuff is delish.
by dubsola
Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 203300

Re: Controversial opinions about food

If they do things wrong, like offer me a pie on the menu then serve me a stew with a pastry disc perched on top at a jaunty angle, bad things can happen... So annoying! This is a pretty awesome meal, and I'd say it's pretty English: Pork and cider . Especially when it's made with that dry-ass West ...
by dubsola
Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 61
Views: 16417

Re: Recipe requests

Thankyou Zohar. I kind of knew that stuff already but it's good to have confirmation that I'm on the right track.

Thanks, PAstrychef - I was more interested in a European style stew, but that curry looks pretty delish.
by dubsola
Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 61
Views: 16417

Re: Recipe requests

Since this has already happened, I don't feel bad in saying I do not have any such recipes.

I would now like to humbly ask for any nice vegetarian stew recipes.
by dubsola
Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:48 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Xkcd Cookbook (with an unfinished index in the OP)
Replies: 686
Views: 259009

Re: The Xkcd Cookbook (with an unfinished index in the OP)

Pasta alla carbonara Excellent recipe. This is the correct way to make this dish. Last week I had an amazing dip-like substance, the creator titled it 'Hot Artichoke Dip'. Doesn't really have a recipe, but here's the ingredients. You can probably figure out proportions and times as you go along. Ar...
by dubsola
Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:57 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 261260

Re: The Liquor Thread

Zacapa for $30? It is $90 here in Australia. Holy crap.

Anyhoo, I'm looking for a new rum to try. I'm not a huge fan of the Agricole style. These are my favourite rum distillers:
Zacapa
Diplomatico
Pampero
Flor de Cana
Matuselem
El Dorado
by dubsola
Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 173450

Re: Cocktails

Whenever I go to fancy bar in the city, I've been ordering Old Fashioned with Eagle Rare bourbon. It is amazing.
by dubsola
Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 261260

Re: The Liquor Thread

It's about $90AUD, Google tells me that's just over $70USD. So we are paying double.

:(
by dubsola
Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 261260

Re: The Liquor Thread

I've never had the Zaya. Will give it a go!

Flor de Cana, Pampero and Matusalem are three great, still reasonably priced, rum makers.
by dubsola
Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 336600

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

Uh, you mean, Objectively The Best Year-Round Porter In Existence, Second Only to its Special Anniversary Releases, the One, the Only, Deschutes Black Butte Porter? I just found out that this is coming into stock at my local. I will get it ASAP. I also found out that a liquor store has Black Butte ...
by dubsola
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 336600

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

I've had so many good beers lately. Australia and New Zealand does not lack for good beer. Of note, super local, is Nail 's Red Ale and Hughe Dunn Imperial Brown Ale. The red is a drinkable, hoppy, malty thing that I'm making sound like an IPA, but it's not. What do other people say... "Juicy, ...
by dubsola
Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 336600

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

Cascade and Amarillo hops... Makes me want to put some time into tasting with a mind toward identifying hop varieties. Because I don't know what's what. I'm starting to notice a small semblance of recognition for certain hops, in particular, Cascade, Nelson Sauvin and Chinook. I found the Mikeller ...
by dubsola
Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 203300

Re: Controversial opinions about food

In a British milieu, pineapple is distinctly uncommon in curry as it is commonly understood. As an aside, I read somewhere that the word comes from 'kari', meaning sauce. This provides an amusing mental image. Posh British Empire Chap, pointing to the sauce on some vegetables: "What's this?&qu...
by dubsola
Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 203300

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Pineapples, though? Honestly.
by dubsola
Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 256
Views: 99339

Re: Coffee

Still, it's not ridiculous for someone to switch from a manual grinder to, say, a cheap automatic grinder (even a blade grinder). Grind quality would suffer, but not everybody wants to spend two minutes in the morning rotating a crank for their coffee. Pretty small fraction of the population, I'd g...
by dubsola
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Epic Cheese Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 23118

Re: The Epic Cheese Thread

I just don't think Spanish cheese are all that. My top 3 cheese making countries are UK, France and Italy.

An honorably mention must go to Halumi though.
Spoiler:
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by dubsola
Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Epic Cheese Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 23118

Re: The Epic Cheese Thread

What a friend we have in cheeses! I just started trying sweet cheddars. Mostly I love an ancient cheddar, the older the better. The sweet ones are nice. I don't know if this is a marketing trend, or if I had just ignored these cheeses before. You might like Havarti. OK, I know it's not high-quality...
by dubsola
Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 203300

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Quercus wrote:You would not believe how difficult it is to get hold of fresh herbs in shops in central London

True, except if you live in the Turkish area (around Hackney). Fresh flat parsley is plentiful in the Turkish delis / offlicenses / supermarkets.
by dubsola
Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Cultural Appropriation / Assimilation
Replies: 501
Views: 75011

Re: Cultural Appropriation / Assimilation

That is definitely a good point, which I didn't take into account.
by dubsola
Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Cultural Appropriation / Assimilation
Replies: 501
Views: 75011

Re: Cultural Appropriation / Assimilation

Yes, racists ruin it for everyone. But since nothing you can do will magically make all racists disappear, your responsibility is to be aware of how they ruin it and to do your best not to contribute to the problem. I'm not convinced that it is contributing. It seems to be more of a symptom. In oth...
by dubsola
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Cultural Appropriation / Assimilation
Replies: 501
Views: 75011

Re: Cultural Appropriation / Assimilation

So we've set up this idea that 'White people do X and get likes on Facebook, Brown people do X and get derided, abused etc'. I hope you'll excuse my slapdash phrasing and use of the words 'Brown people' as a shorthand for all the kinds of people that we're talking about. This idea gives the impressi...
by dubsola
Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 336600

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

I quite enjoyed Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale. I could drink a few of those.
by dubsola
Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Romantic films that are not terrible awful travesties
Replies: 50
Views: 11676

Re: Romantic films that are not terrible awful travesties

I've just googled this thread and I feel I have to comment on this. Best romantic movie ever (expecialy for geeks and nerds) : "Her" (2013) directed by Spike Jonze. I can see that Spike Jonze appeared ealier in this thread, but this movie is absolutely extraordinary. I second this sentiment
by dubsola
Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 336600

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

What about a hazlenut-y dark beer? I reaaaally like this one.
by dubsola
Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Kitchen Problems (and Solutions!)
Replies: 44
Views: 20366

Re: Kitchen Problems (and Solutions!)

aliquot TIL. What you need is a butter bell. It sits on your counter, and the water in the jar keeps the butter from going rancid. Contact us at Dark River Pottery and we will make you one in just about any color you like, for a reasonable price. I would copy in an image but I don't know how :cry: ...
by dubsola
Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 203300

Re: Controversial opinions about food

My friend made black pudding once. Once.

You generally serve black pudding by cutting a slice out, and then peeling the skin off. The result often looks like a rough patty due to manhandling or whatever.
by dubsola
Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 203300

Re: Controversial opinions about food

doogly wrote:
Felstaff wrote:Bacon has been overhyped by internet memes.

True fact. Corn beef hash is the superior breakfast meat.

Don't be ridiculous
by dubsola
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 203300

Re: Controversial opinions about food

bigglesworth wrote:I think I recognised some of those words.

Asiago is delicious Italian cheese. It's soft and nutty.
by dubsola
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 130600

Re: Tea Snobbery

First guess would be fill it with water and a little white vinegar. Vinegar is pretty good at getting smells out.

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