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by dubsola
Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:16 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Fried Foods, or oh god why am I eating this?
Replies: 17
Views: 13623

Re: Fried Foods, or oh god why am I eating this?

I always get the deep fried dough sticks when at dim sum. They are awesome.

I don't really do too much deep frying at home, not having a deep fryer and also wanting to keep the home a place where mostly healthy food is eaten.
by dubsola
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Breaking Bard
Replies: 209
Views: 70748

Re: Breaking Bard

Laserdan wrote:I never in my life would have thought that Bryan Cranston is that good. It's just mindblowing.

Me neither. He was so great.

When Walt was begging Jesse, he did it in a way that I had not a doubt in my mind that he didn't do it.

Begging Jesse?
by dubsola
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Desktop PC powers on, then off
Replies: 3
Views: 2460

Re: Desktop PC powers on, then off

It's an Antec power supply. It's possible that a fuse has blown in the supply, I'll take a look to see if it looks like there are any that need replacing / can be replaced. Still, seems like the motherboard is definitely damaged what with the bulging capacitors. I can't afford to replace it now so I...
by dubsola
Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:50 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Desktop PC powers on, then off
Replies: 3
Views: 2460

Desktop PC powers on, then off

When I hit the power button, the fan spins, the power light comes on, but for <1 second, then it all turns off again. I thought it was the power supply, but lacking a tester, I took it to my local PC repair shop. Straight away the guy says 'It's the motherboard, the capacitors are bulging, there's a...
by dubsola
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:39 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Breaking Bard
Replies: 209
Views: 70748

Re: Breaking Bard

That's a load of codswallop. I can only assume you've not tried to empathise. She has an asshole husband! Walt consistently puts her and her family at risk. He is completely dishonest.
by dubsola
Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:04 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Groooovy
Replies: 16
Views: 5842

Re: Groooovy

Some Teutonic funk: George Kranz - Din Daa Daa. You might recognise this song as it's been sampled a bazillion times.
by dubsola
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Living alone: anecdotes and such
Replies: 69
Views: 12536

Re: Living alone: anecdotes and such

I lived alone for a couple of years and quite enjoyed it at first. I'd just moved out of my parents house and loved the freedom. I would spend an entire afternoon and evening playing around with toys (eg computers), go eat a 1 dollar burger, then watch TV till I fell asleep. After a while it got old...
by dubsola
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: National Parks
Replies: 19
Views: 4171

Re: National Parks

Yosemite National Park is a little far from Kansas to really consider for this trip but is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. Hiking was great. Views, spectacular. I drove through Yosemite - it was all I could do - stopping only to look at the half dome and again to dip my feet in a s...
by dubsola
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK Police recorded racially abusing detainee
Replies: 32
Views: 5510

Re: UK Police recorded racially abusing detainee

Indeed, but the cities of the UK tend to be much more diverse than the non-cities.
by dubsola
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Breaking Bard
Replies: 209
Views: 70748

Re: Breaking Bard

I find her acting perfect for her character. A lot of people find Skylar justified, but it's quite unfair to her, given the circumstances. You could have said much the same thing at the end of season 2. Things just have to go a different direction. However, I think they could do a really solid seaso...
by dubsola
Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Breaking Bard
Replies: 209
Views: 70748

Re: Breaking Bard

Why do you dislike her?
by dubsola
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Community
Replies: 188
Views: 103372

Re: Community

by dubsola
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Breaking Bard
Replies: 209
Views: 70748

Re: Breaking Bard

Indeed. Skylar is a good character.
by dubsola
Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Breaking Bard
Replies: 209
Views: 70748

Re: Breaking Bard

I'm a little uncertain about S5. Perhaps they should stop now, it would be difficult to build up anywhere near the same amount of tension as between Gus and Walter. Maybe if Walter got caught...
by dubsola
Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:48 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4336
Views: 764788

Re: Today I Made:

The more risottos I try the more I become convinced that it's gotta be either mushroom or butternut squash. Those two are perfect.

I love the taste of smoked mackerel but it is a very strong flavour. I think it works best in salads. Like this one.
by dubsola
Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4336
Views: 764788

Re: Today I Made:

Yesterday I bought some wild rice, camargue red rice, and brown basmati rice. On the advice of the store owner, I cooked it up with a ratio of 1:1:4 respectively, and it turned out very well. I made a sort of stuffed cabbage dish - the rice was cooked in a bit of vegetable stock for flavour, and I f...
by dubsola
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Church kidnaps 17 kids; pennsylvania
Replies: 33
Views: 8300

Re: Church kidnaps 17 kids; pennsylvania

I know someone who had to undergo a mock kidnapping as part of training / evaluation for a forthcoming visit to places where these things can happen. They knew about it beforehand. This is ridiculous. Not only did the children AND the parents not know about it beforehand, but it doesn't seem like th...
by dubsola
Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4336
Views: 764788

Re: Today I Made:

I made risotto for the first time. It was delicious, and not nearly as difficult as its reputation. Basically just a lot of stirring and paying attention. I managed to fry smoked tofu at the same time without burning anything, so the constant stirring is apparently not strictly necessary. There's t...
by dubsola
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Groooovy
Replies: 16
Views: 5842

Re: Groooovy

Can't stop listening to this. I'm not familiar with Portico Quartet but have been a big fan of LV since day. So damn funky!

Portico Quartet - City of Glass (LV remix)
by dubsola
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:04 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Groooovy
Replies: 16
Views: 5842

Re: Groooovy

If it's Swedish cutesy jazz you like, then I present: Koop - Summer Sun. Perfect song to drive in a convertible through an Italian village wearing a chiffon scarf.

Some of you might remember the singer, Yukimi Nagano, from Little Dragon.
by dubsola
Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:22 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4336
Views: 764788

Re: Today I Made:

Not to mention all that butter
by dubsola
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28372
Views: 2905987

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Yeah, when it's like that you can just cut it up with a knife much more quickly. It doesn't really matter, as long as the cheese is reasonably distributed throughout the lasagne. I made lasagne when drunk once, which was silly. I was dipping the sheets in very hot water to soften them, which was tim...
by dubsola
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What am I supposed to do with *this*?
Replies: 98
Views: 23213

Re: What am I supposed to do with *this*?

I made a complicated salmon breadcrumb dish once, and while it was nice enough, I didn't love it. My favourite thing to do with salmon is to roast it with soy sauce. You need a heavy bottomed roasting dish of some sort, salmon fillets and soy sauce. Turn the oven on to 180, when it gets hot put the ...
by dubsola
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Men's Fashion
Replies: 396
Views: 119415

Re: Men's Fashion

Good point
by dubsola
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1216763

Re: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt

I tried on a fedora the other day. It suited me. I should think about getting one.
by dubsola
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Men's Fashion
Replies: 396
Views: 119415

Re: Men's Fashion

Samik wrote:"The Sockwa was designed as a beach shoe and the intended purpose was for sandy beaches, so for this purpose, the material is perfect

I don't get this. The last place one would need shoes is on the beach.
by dubsola
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89916
Views: 7486210

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

*gasp*!
by dubsola
Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4336
Views: 764788

Re: Today I Made:

That really is pretty cool, and makes me want to expand my own culinary borders.

I just made some dal, I used a few carrots and some garam masala as the main flavours. It was pretty good.
by dubsola
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1216763

Re: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt

Who buys three hats at a time? Kids these days.
by dubsola
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:19 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4336
Views: 764788

Re: Today I Made:

I was pretty happy with how it turned out, considering I had to either omit or substitute half the ingredients. I suck at grocery shopping. I don't like buying lots of small ingredients unless I know I can use them in other recipes, so the more obscure ones (eg green peppercorns) will get substitut...
by dubsola
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1216763

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

Here are some (reasonably priced-under $60) hat's that are weather resistant and either made of wool/wool felt/waxed cotton and more of a shape than just "bucket": I need to get a new hat, summer is coming, but for some reason I don't like any of those. I wish I knew why. I have worn hats...
by dubsola
Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1216763

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

PhoenixEnigma - it's the change I don't like. When I was a kid, I had real thick hair. To the extent that it could clog even the best brands of hair trimmers. I always mocked my brother for have a high hair line, despite him having thick hair too, because his forehead has always been much larger th...
by dubsola
Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1216763

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

SecondTalon wrote:That's the fanciest looking barbeque I've ever seen.

Yeah, but where this place is located, they have to dress it up a little bit - it's in a pretty touristy area with loads of restaurants. They also do a roaming wagon operation which is much more low key.
by dubsola
Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: eReader Owners Thread (Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc)
Replies: 51
Views: 15245

Re: eReader Owners Thread (Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc)

Zamfir wrote:EDIT: apologies on the mild necroing, I didn't watch the dates properly

Not at all, that was a good post. Along with the VAT increase I can totally see why they're priced the way they are.
by dubsola
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1216763

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

by dubsola
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite Place to Get a Burger?
Replies: 139
Views: 68789

Re: Favorite Place to Get a Burger?

Yep, McD's fries are pretty good. I've been smashing some gourmet burgers lately: Bar Bouloud 's Yankee (beef patty with pulled pork and slaw on top) and Frenchie (beef patty with pork confit and salad with dijon on top), both excellent - cooked medium rare, perfect meat, and the extras were great a...
by dubsola
Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1264
Views: 246518

Re: The Liquor Thread

Went to a tequila bar last night. I've been keen, lately, to learn at least *something* about this drink. The bartenders were incredibly helpful, giving me an overview and letting me taste / smell a few. I quite liked what I tried: Started with a Sieta Leguas reposado, which was pretty smooth, then ...
by dubsola
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1216763

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

The cordless drill I snaffled from an old job (I was allowed to snaffle it, I didn't steal it!) was good, but not especially powerful. Have you considered rigging some sort of V8 engine attachment?

What are you planning to build?
by dubsola
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1264
Views: 246518

Re: The Liquor Thread

Just one required drink in the cabinet: sipping rum. At the moment I'm drinking XM's Millenium. I do like having a few other drinks around and so at the moment I have some interesting Scotch Whiskey, some Campari, some vodka and two other kinds of rum. I never considered Jager especially expensive, ...
by dubsola
Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: New York, New York
Replies: 18
Views: 3063

Re: New York, New York

I would say that the empire state platform can be just as busy as Grand Central. In fact I found Grand Central to be not *that* busy, certainly no busier than Victoria or London Bridge station in London. Plus, you could climb up the steps at one end and look out and have a good chance of seeing the ...

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