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  1. Comment on Any other amateur bakers here with a favorite bread recipe? in ~food

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    I cannot recommend Chef John's breads for experimentation enough. He has a some great recipes out there. I am specifically fond of his No-Knead Ciabatta and his Sourdough is great if you have...

    I cannot recommend Chef John's breads for experimentation enough. He has a some great recipes out there. I am specifically fond of his No-Knead Ciabatta and his Sourdough is great if you have never made one before (part 1 and part 2).

    Personally I do have a recipe similar to that country loaf one you posted (your second link) that I make weekly here at home, not sure where I originally got mine though.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on I took two months off of the internet and it was wonderful for my mental heath. in ~talk

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    Aw thats awesome! Glad to be back =)

    Aw thats awesome!

    Glad to be back =)

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Bagels | Basics with Babish (feat. Dan Souza) in ~food

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    I have never used lye, just baking soda. Granted I would only make bagels occasionally and none of the bakeries I have worked in specialized in them.

    I have never used lye, just baking soda. Granted I would only make bagels occasionally and none of the bakeries I have worked in specialized in them.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Do Racists Like Fox News, or Does Fox Make People Racist? in ~news

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    I feel like this is the racist version of "chicken or the egg".

    I feel like this is the racist version of "chicken or the egg".

    3 votes
  5. Comment on I took two months off of the internet and it was wonderful for my mental heath. in ~talk

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    I highly recommend it, coming back to the internet with a refreshed perspective on it has been very healthy for me.

    I highly recommend it, coming back to the internet with a refreshed perspective on it has been very healthy for me.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on I took two months off of the internet and it was wonderful for my mental heath. in ~talk

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    Well, you kind of have to understand how I read. I am a very avid reader with a pretty extensive home library (just did a count when I moved and I am pushing 1,100 books). I read books like most...

    Well, you kind of have to understand how I read. I am a very avid reader with a pretty extensive home library (just did a count when I moved and I am pushing 1,100 books). I read books like most people watch TV shows. Sure, you might binge a show for a little while but that show isn't the only show you watch, most people have a handful of shows they are watching at once. I normally read 2-4 books at once over the course of a few weeks (depending on my schedule and the length of the books), so 8 is pretty high for me.

    I read a book for a while, then "change the channel" and read another one. I dont read two different books in the same day (usually) and tend to alternate daily. If I am really into a book I will ignore my others, which is usually how my backlog grows.

    In the two months that I stepped back from the internet, I averaged 3-4 books a week. The reason I am up to 8 right now is because a lot of them are books I started, got a little of the way through and jumped onto something else. I have a long weekend coming up where I am planning on getting caught up.

    8 votes
  7. Comment on I took two months off of the internet and it was wonderful for my mental heath. in ~talk

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    Oh man, I am the same way. I currently have 8 books started ( I do intend on reading all of them of course). I am back, here at least. I will start posting somewhat regularly again in ~Food and...

    My thing is that I can never let myself finish a book without immediately starting another..

    Oh man, I am the same way. I currently have 8 books started ( I do intend on reading all of them of course).

    I am back, here at least. I will start posting somewhat regularly again in ~Food and ~Books. I am going to limit my internet usage drastically but Tildes will be the bigger thing on my usage list.

    I am looking into using a time track app so I can stay on top of things.

    I technically still have a Facebook but it's literally been years since I have logged into it. I am staying away from reddit as much as possible, I deleted my oldest account that I was a mod of some larger subs with and I am keeping my personal account (which I do mod on, but only some small niche subs that I dont really put work into). I need to step back from reddit, its not healthy for me and I really don't like the direction the platform is going. Only reason I am keeping instagram around is because its really the only connection I have to some older friends and I would not be very happy about losing that.

    6 votes
  8. Comment on Experimenting with some changes to information that's displayed on topics, and some other tweaks in ~tildes.official

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    I agree. I see no functional reason to not have usernames on every post. I wasn't around for a couple months and coming back to it is actually kind of disorienting, I like skimming the usernames...

    I agree. I see no functional reason to not have usernames on every post. I wasn't around for a couple months and coming back to it is actually kind of disorienting, I like skimming the usernames to see who is submitting.

    5 votes
  9. Wasn't sure where to post this. I needed a break, I am a reddit Mod and was hoping to become super active here as well. But, it was taking a bigger impact on my mental health than I knew. I...

    Wasn't sure where to post this.

    I needed a break, I am a reddit Mod and was hoping to become super active here as well. But, it was taking a bigger impact on my mental health than I knew.

    I stopped posting here, on reddit and instagram (really the only platforms I use) and it really helped with my stress levels and even sleep patterns. I read waaaay more books and felt far more focused then I have been in years.

    I dont know if there are any CGP Grey fans here but I am a big fan of his and was inspired by his choice to do the same.

    http://www.cgpgrey.com/blog/cyclops

    Coming back into things I am thinking I will limit myself and try and work on pacing my internet usage.

    Anyway, kind of a random post, but I wanted to share it with someone and I thought our community here would apreciate it (Reddit probably wouldn't).

    59 votes
  10. Comment on Warning to Democrats: Most Americans Against U.S Getting More Politically Correct in ~news

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    My rural community definitely is against it, but 2k weird mountain folk in the Rockies probably don't matter all that much.

    My rural community definitely is against it, but 2k weird mountain folk in the Rockies probably don't matter all that much.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Learning English from the ground up in ~talk

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    I love how I said impoverished minorities and you made it black vs white, lmfao, African Americans are not the only minorities we have. No one was discussing race, you brought this up. If you...

    I love how I said impoverished minorities and you made it black vs white, lmfao, African Americans are not the only minorities we have. No one was discussing race, you brought this up. If you really want to get into it, in the US we have a department of education, if your English is not up to the national standard, its bad English. There isn't really an argument there, we have set metrics which we judge grammar and language skill. Race and class has nothing to do with it. The fact that you were took a comment about personal betterment and made it into a discussion on race and class is doubfounding.

    Ok, so...

    I am just going to say this because I really do not know how to make it more clear in a tactful way.

    I don't give a flying fuck about this subject and I seriously do not understand why you are pushing it.

    Wanting to better your language skills is 100% a form of personal betterment and there is nothing wrong with that. Ultimately it should be the goal of every human to continue to learn and educate themselves throughout their existence. Trying to better oneself is not something that needs an explanation and attacking someone for asking for advice on how to better themself is asinine.

  12. Comment on Learning English from the ground up in ~talk

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    My response of; Was a polite rhetorical way of saying only a f-ing moron would think that, because his claim has nothing to do with this. Different classes have different access to levels and...

    My response of;

    Excuse me but what?

    Was a polite rhetorical way of saying only a f-ing moron would think that, because his claim has nothing to do with this.

    Different classes have different access to levels and quality of education. Minorities raised in poverty do tend to have worse english skills because of that. This is not racist, this is a statistical fact. Now, making fun of them for it, that would be racist.

    Either way this is entirely irrelevant to OP wanting to have better english skills. He does not need a reason more than wanting to better himself. And yes, improving the quality of your language skills is 100% a form of personal betterment.

    EDIT: also, no one really mocks people with southern accents. that just stuff that happens in movies.

  13. Comment on Learning English from the ground up in ~talk

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    No, he did not. His initial comment was attacking OP for wanting to improve his English in the first place. My response was defending OP and pointing out that one never needs a reason to better...

    wrote that arguments about using so-called better English are almost always rooted in classism or racism.

    No, he did not.

    His initial comment was attacking OP for wanting to improve his English in the first place.

    My response was defending OP and pointing out that one never needs a reason to better oneself.

    Then he claimed that wanting to have better English skills is not bettering yourself, which is an idiotic claim.

    Then out of nowhere he claims that it is a racist endeavor, which makes no sense whatsoever because a person wanting to better themself is not something racist. Having poor language skills is also not racist.

    Literally everything you said is irrelevant to this conversation and if he was making those same assumptions that is just crazy.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on 10 Bad Cooking Habits You Should Break in ~food

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    I think the point you are missing is that there are measuring cups specifically designed to measure dry goods, like flower and starches. They have a different shape and allow the product to be...

    I think the point you are missing is that there are measuring cups specifically designed to measure dry goods, like flower and starches. They have a different shape and allow the product to be measured more accurately.

  15. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    Not going to lie, you just painted a great image in my head, depressing sure, but great nonetheless. I don't think having a true AI in your home would be slavery, but thats an Asimov level of...

    The idea of an unthinking, uncaring device attempting to emotionally bond with a depressed person to try to sell them things from the company that made it is something so brutally tragic that it would have filled William Gibson with existential dread.

    Not going to lie, you just painted a great image in my head, depressing sure, but great nonetheless.

    I don't think having a true AI in your home would be slavery, but thats an Asimov level of decision that is far beyond Alexa and this century.

    The thing is, they all already do stuff like this and without noticing it we anthropomorphise them. So why not take it to the next level? I get that it's not your cup of tea, but for me and a lot of other smart home users having something like that is the goal of a smart home.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Learning English from the ground up in ~talk

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    Excuse me but what?

    they're almost always rooted in classism or racism,

    Excuse me but what?

    3 votes
  17. Comment on A Meatsmith's Revolución in ~food

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    Very well put and I entirely agree. There is no reason for it and it very annoying.

    Very well put and I entirely agree. There is no reason for it and it very annoying.

    1 vote