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  1. Comment on What are some good ultra-low-spec computer games? in ~games

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    Roguelikes in general is fantastic for low-spec computers. Brogue is very good entry-level roguelike! Another hidden gem is Warsim: The Realm of Aslona (5€ on Steam). Think of it as a text-based...

    Roguelikes in general is fantastic for low-spec computers. Brogue is very good entry-level roguelike!

    Another hidden gem is Warsim: The Realm of Aslona (5€ on Steam). Think of it as a text-based city/empire management.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Gunman opens fire at Oslo gay bar, killing two on Pride parade day in ~news

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    This is being investigated as a terrorist attack, and it will have a terror effect in Norway; pride celebration (including the parade) has been canceled out of security concerns. For those who...

    This is being investigated as a terrorist attack, and it will have a terror effect in Norway; pride celebration (including the parade) has been canceled out of security concerns.

    For those who wonder why we need pride parades, this is why. Because basic human rights are not something we can take for granted and there's always groups out to turn back the clock.

    20 votes
  3. Comment on We are (almost) halfway through the year. How is 2022 going for you? in ~talk

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    Godspeed on your plans on having kids. Expect to have your life turned upside down for the first few years. Prepare yourself and your fianceé by adjusting your expectations around a new and...

    Godspeed on your plans on having kids. Expect to have your life turned upside down for the first few years. Prepare yourself and your fianceé by adjusting your expectations around a new and challenging reality, and don't be afraid to ask your loved ones for help. It takes a village to raise a child, and to remain in a healthy relationship.

    Not all can have a kid, and not all kids are little angels their first years, but I'm confident that its among the most challenging and rewarding things in life.

    6 votes
  4. Comment on Should you roast coffee at home? in ~food

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    It's suprisingly good. I don't recommend it for hiking (weights too much, too clumsy, but on the other hand, it's a great conversation starter). But for espresso at home its fantastic, I use it...

    It's suprisingly good. I don't recommend it for hiking (weights too much, too clumsy, but on the other hand, it's a great conversation starter). But for espresso at home its fantastic, I use it with ESE-pods out of laziness, but the outcome is on-par with a "real" espresso.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Should you roast coffee at home? in ~food

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    Both stu2b50 and grahamiam gave really solid advice on both brewing and beans. Just a small additions: If you go with Aeropress (which I recommend), learn the inverted brewing style. Go with 21...

    Both stu2b50 and grahamiam gave really solid advice on both brewing and beans. Just a small additions:

    • If you go with Aeropress (which I recommend), learn the inverted brewing style. Go with 21 grams medium ground coffee and 200 ml water at 90 degrees celcius.
    • As for beans, specialty coffee is expensive but you'll understand why once you tried it. My favorite when it comes to sweetness is when the beans have been sundried - it gives them even more sweetness.

    I'm confident you'll experience more sides to coffee than bitterness with this, and if not - life is full of other pleasant drinks too :-)

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Should you roast coffee at home? in ~food

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    I'd go with anything made by Zassenhaus. Avoid grinders that are blade based, and make sure you can adjust the grind to be fine enough for your espresso machine. Do mind that I only do my espresso...

    I'd go with anything made by Zassenhaus. Avoid grinders that are blade based, and make sure you can adjust the grind to be fine enough for your espresso machine.

    Do mind that I only do my espresso through a handpresso, so take my advice with a bucket of salt :-)

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Should you roast coffee at home? in ~food

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    I am a coffee nerd, and tried my hand at roasting coffee 10 years ago in my kitchen oven. It was a fiasco - there was an overwhelming stench, my roast was uneven and it was not worth it. And...

    I am a coffee nerd, and tried my hand at roasting coffee 10 years ago in my kitchen oven.

    It was a fiasco - there was an overwhelming stench, my roast was uneven and it was not worth it. And later, as I understand it, beans should "rest" after roasting for a few weeks before being consumed. Out of all things you can do to make your coffee cup more enjoyable, roasting is an art in itself and the investment:payoff ratio is much lower compared to learning how to brew correctly, or milling the beans just before bewing your cup, or just buying quality beans.

    ...did I mention I'm a huge coffee nerd? So ping / DM me if you want to strike up a conversation about the black gold ☕

    4 votes
  8. Comment on What are some good mobile games which doesn't require dragging? in ~games

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    If you want a good civ-like, check out unCiv. Be warned, the 'one more turn' effect is strong with this one. (OP: you will need to drag your finger on unCiv to pan the map)

    If you want a good civ-like, check out unCiv. Be warned, the 'one more turn' effect is strong with this one.

    (OP: you will need to drag your finger on unCiv to pan the map)

    3 votes