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  1. Comment on What are some high protein vegan foods that don't try to emulate meat? in ~food

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    I don't follow food trends, but from what I've picked up there's some pushback against carbs and towards fats (which I think is like the opposite of the trend from a few decades ago?) so at this...

    I don't follow food trends, but from what I've picked up there's some pushback against carbs and towards fats (which I think is like the opposite of the trend from a few decades ago?) so at this point I'm not even sure anymore. I do mostly buy whole-grain versions of whatever I can find, though.

    Anyway, that's a lot of good tips! Thanks!

  2. Comment on What are some high protein vegan foods that don't try to emulate meat? in ~food

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    That could be the case. I cook a lot with veggies so there's naturally a lack of fat, and I try to hold back when adding oil because greasy food often makes me feel sick.

    That could be the case. I cook a lot with veggies so there's naturally a lack of fat, and I try to hold back when adding oil because greasy food often makes me feel sick.

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  3. Comment on What are some high protein vegan foods that don't try to emulate meat? in ~food

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    Oh, boiled eggs! Totally forgot about those. I don't mind those either. Maybe I should try lentils and soft tofu next.... Any favourite recipes you'd suggest?

    Oh, boiled eggs! Totally forgot about those. I don't mind those either. Maybe I should try lentils and soft tofu next.... Any favourite recipes you'd suggest?

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  4. Comment on What are some high protein vegan foods that don't try to emulate meat? in ~food

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    Think normal fried/grilled steak and chicken. When chewing a single piece takes more than a couple of bites and you can feel the individual muscle fibers snapping between your teeth. Don't even...

    Think normal fried/grilled steak and chicken. When chewing a single piece takes more than a couple of bites and you can feel the individual muscle fibers snapping between your teeth. Don't even get me started on the fatty parts. It's like chewing a piece of gum! A really spongy and slimy piece of gum.

    I'm slightly exaggerating, but that's the best way I can put it into words.

    You know how biting on pasta, beans or fish your teeth go right through 'em with no resistance? That's what I'm looking for.

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  5. Comment on What are some high protein vegan foods that don't try to emulate meat? in ~food

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    Quick reading on seitan seems to suggest the texture is pretty close to meat, with precisely that chewiness that I oh so hate. Is there a way to cook it into a more tender, soft consistency?...

    Quick reading on seitan seems to suggest the texture is pretty close to meat, with precisely that chewiness that I oh so hate. Is there a way to cook it into a more tender, soft consistency? Though I know that's a lot to ask of something that's almost nothing but gluten.

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  6. Comment on What are some high protein vegan foods that don't try to emulate meat? in ~food

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    Maybe I'm just not trying the right ones, but veggie-only dishes don't feel as filling, so I'm hungry soon after unless I stuff myself with carbs like pasta. I've heard of the softer tofu, but how...

    Maybe I'm just not trying the right ones, but veggie-only dishes don't feel as filling, so I'm hungry soon after unless I stuff myself with carbs like pasta.

    I've heard of the softer tofu, but how soft is actually? Reading up on it, they say it crumbles very easily. If it's anything like feta cheese (which is what I initially assumed of tofu, based on its appearance) I'd probably try it.

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  7. What are some high protein vegan foods that don't try to emulate meat?

    Since I was a kid my main reason for avoiding meat has been the spongy, chewy texture that makes me nauseous in just a couple of bites. I've been trying to find good substitutes, but despite vegan...

    Since I was a kid my main reason for avoiding meat has been the spongy, chewy texture that makes me nauseous in just a couple of bites. I've been trying to find good substitutes, but despite vegan stuff becoming more popular, food companies are all trying to make the taste and mouthfeel imitate meat. Nice for a meat lover turning vegan, not so much for someone who never liked meat to begin with.

    I've tried tofu and soya chunks, but they both had the aforementioned problem. Coarse soybean meal is the only very high protein (>50%) thing I can handle, as when cooked it closely resembles one of the few meat products I used to eat without a problem: ground beef/meat.

    Are there any foods that are of softer consistency? Something similar to beans, cheese, or fish, perhaps.

    I should mention that I live in Europe, so any US specific brands/chains may or may not be available here.

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  8. Comment on Browser ‘favicons’ can be used as undeletable ‘supercookies’ to track you online in ~tech

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    That's what I was wondering, too. What have browsers tried to do to mitigate fingerprint surveillance? Can they stop sharing the information about the browser without breaking websites on the...

    That's what I was wondering, too. What have browsers tried to do to mitigate fingerprint surveillance? Can they stop sharing the information about the browser without breaking websites on the users' end?

    Whatever they try to do to protect the users' identity, advertising companies find new ways to identify the user. I feel like this cat and mouse game won't end without some laws preventing the snooping.

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  9. Comment on Browser ‘favicons’ can be used as undeletable ‘supercookies’ to track you online in ~tech

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    What surprised me is how such a seemingly innocuous feature could be used for tracking, let alone bypassing VPNs. Is this yet another browser fingerprinting technique or something more...

    What surprised me is how such a seemingly innocuous feature could be used for tracking, let alone bypassing VPNs. Is this yet another browser fingerprinting technique or something more significant?

    I've heard that Vice might not be the highest quality source for technology articles (correct me if I'm wrong), but they did quote a research paper and the creator of the supercookie.

    Another off-topic aside: I've never seen the title of a scientific paper stylised like that before.

    8 votes
  10. Comment on The great Wikipedia titty scandal in ~tech

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    Amidst all the awful news and stories we're bombarded with online, it's nice to read something silly and lighthearted like this. I know it was probably a pain to clean up, but judging by the way I...

    Amidst all the awful news and stories we're bombarded with online, it's nice to read something silly and lighthearted like this. I know it was probably a pain to clean up, but judging by the way I was giggling at "suckling of the titties" I'm every bit as juvenile as that rogue moderator.

    One thing surprised me was that it supposedly took them three years to fix everything. I don't know what goes on behind the scenes on Wikipedia, but from what I gather they have a pretty efficient system to deal with these issues. Could they not just have reverted every redirect he made?

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  11. Comment on [SOLVED] A background process using a significant amount of CPU power stops immediately when I open task manager. Is there a way to identify what's doing thing? in ~tech

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    Turns out Powershell was already installed. So I ran the script and got these results. "Unarchiver" kept rising to the top and promptly disappeared after I brought up task manager. Scratch that! I...

    Turns out Powershell was already installed. So I ran the script and got these results. "Unarchiver" kept rising to the top and promptly disappeared after I brought up task manager. Not only did I not find any process labeled "unarchiver", the only thing that

    Scratch that! I came across this reddit thread, and reading it was honestly kinda spooky. Had to do a doubletake because it was eerily similar to my situation. I'd also recently downloaded Cyberpunk via more dubious means, which is why I initially suspected this being malware. Everything search found it instantly.

    This is what the file looked like in the explorer. Just deleted that and rebooted to make sure it didn't recreate itself somehow and so far it's been awfully quiet. Still no idea what it was actually doing.

    Thanks @streblo and @cfabbro! That script was actually something I'd needed before. I'll keep it handy from now on just in case.

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  12. Comment on [SOLVED] A background process using a significant amount of CPU power stops immediately when I open task manager. Is there a way to identify what's doing thing? in ~tech

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    That really is the nuclear option and I'm hoping I don't have to do it. Just earlier this year I got off easy after having swapped some parts, including the motherboard, and didn't have to...

    That really is the nuclear option and I'm hoping I don't have to do it. Just earlier this year I got off easy after having swapped some parts, including the motherboard, and didn't have to reinstall Windows which frankly surprised me.

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  13. Comment on [SOLVED] A background process using a significant amount of CPU power stops immediately when I open task manager. Is there a way to identify what's doing thing? in ~tech

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    I also suspected windows updater and cleanup, but the only programs that interrupt the high CPU usage are task manager and other monitoring software. Anything else that would normally make Windows...

    I also suspected windows updater and cleanup, but the only programs that interrupt the high CPU usage are task manager and other monitoring software. Anything else that would normally make Windows let go of the processor won't stop the high usage (games, browser, media player etc). Similarly, having task manager open, the usage stays at near 0% and only after having been closed for a few minutes it starts back up.

    It's like something intentionally trying to avoid detection. Just saying that makes me sound crazy, but at this point I don't know what else other than malware would even behave this way.

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  14. Comment on [SOLVED] A background process using a significant amount of CPU power stops immediately when I open task manager. Is there a way to identify what's doing thing? in ~tech

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    @cfabbro suggested this might be my only option. How would I go about using it? Is it just copypaste for command line? Programming isn't exactly my forte.

    @cfabbro suggested this might be my only option. How would I go about using it? Is it just copypaste for command line? Programming isn't exactly my forte.

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  15. Comment on [SOLVED] A background process using a significant amount of CPU power stops immediately when I open task manager. Is there a way to identify what's doing thing? in ~tech

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    Both HWinfo and HWmonitor report the same value for cores 1, 3 and 7 at 100%. Every other app I tried cuts the high usage. HWmonitor definitely shows temps rising. It went from 50s to 70s when the...

    Both HWinfo and HWmonitor report the same value for cores 1, 3 and 7 at 100%. Every other app I tried cuts the high usage. HWmonitor definitely shows temps rising. It went from 50s to 70s when the cores were affected. CPU fan jumps from 1300 RPM to 1800.

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  16. Comment on [SOLVED] A background process using a significant amount of CPU power stops immediately when I open task manager. Is there a way to identify what's doing thing? in ~tech

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    Both AMD's software and Windows' updates are now up to date. Still no fix.

    Both AMD's software and Windows' updates are now up to date. Still no fix.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on [SOLVED] A background process using a significant amount of CPU power stops immediately when I open task manager. Is there a way to identify what's doing thing? in ~tech

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    Removed all the exclusions and ran Malwarebytes too. Still nothing.

    Removed all the exclusions and ran Malwarebytes too. Still nothing.

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  18. Comment on [SOLVED] A background process using a significant amount of CPU power stops immediately when I open task manager. Is there a way to identify what's doing thing? in ~tech

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    I tried Process Explorer and a couple of other alternatives, as well as Windows' Resource Monitor, but it reacted to all of them. What's weird is that the Rainmeter plugin that I'm using (github...

    I tried Process Explorer and a couple of other alternatives, as well as Windows' Resource Monitor, but it reacted to all of them. What's weird is that the Rainmeter plugin that I'm using (github link to the thing in the screenshot) doesn't trip whatever alarm bells the presumably malicious app is listening to. This must be because it's using HWinfo to read and translate the, well, hardware info into its UI. And as it turns out, launching that doesn't bother the malware. Granted, HWinfo runs from startup anyway.

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  19. [SOLVED] A background process using a significant amount of CPU power stops immediately when I open task manager. Is there a way to identify what's doing thing?

    It started a day or two ago. Three threads (I think?) jump from nearly 0% to 100% and go back as soon as I open task manager to try figure out what's causing it. My first thought was a virus or...

    It started a day or two ago. Three threads (I think?) jump from nearly 0% to 100% and go back as soon as I open task manager to try figure out what's causing it. My first thought was a virus or bitcoin mining trying to hide itself (though isn't that done on GPU's?), but Windows' Defender came up empty handed.

    I know certain OS apps, like automatic VIRUS scans behave similarly, stopping when you click or type, but this culprit seems to only react to opening the task manager. It also doesn't start again until task manager has been closed for a while.

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