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  1. Comment on Pastry Chef, Claire Saffitz, attempts to make gourmet Cadbury Creme Eggs | Gourmet Makes in ~food

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    Yeah, I was totally expecting this one to be the standard Gourmet Makes shitshow given how difficult I thought this would be, but instead Claire somehow managed to not only made a properly gourmet...

    Yeah, I was totally expecting this one to be the standard Gourmet Makes shitshow given how difficult I thought this would be, but instead Claire somehow managed to not only made a properly gourmet version, but also one that looked way way better than the original too. Special indeed!

    p.s. I love sweetened condensed milk too (I use it in tea), and while it may be simple to make, it's not really "easy" IMO since it takes fucking forever and you have to babysit it pretty much the entire time if you want to actually make "sweetened condensed milk" instead of accidentally making dulce de leche. :P

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  2. Comment on New report released for MH370 search by the Independent Research Group in ~misc

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    Also worth mentioning:

    Also worth mentioning:

    It’s hypothesized that the intention was to lead the searchers into believing the trajectory continued along N571 to the northwest, as the transit at low altitude would have been below the radar horizon of Indonesian and Thai radar installations. It is only because of the analysis of the satellite data first performed by Inmarsat that we know the flight path continued into the SIO. Very likely, the party responsible for the diversion was not aware that this data set was recorded and could be later used to deduce a path.

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  3. Comment on Hamilton original Broadway cast Zoom performance of "Alexander Hamilton" in ~music

  4. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    TIL Borderlands has a singleplayer mode. ;) In all seriousness though, unlike yourself I actually do like the setting, find the writing funny, enjoy the gameplay, and so would probably still find...

    TIL Borderlands has a singleplayer mode. ;)

    In all seriousness though, unlike yourself I actually do like the setting, find the writing funny, enjoy the gameplay, and so would probably still find it enjoyable even as a single player experience... but it's so much better playing with friends that I just don't see the point in playing them solo.

    However, the one thing I will say as a negative is that I really don't find the "endgame" enjoyable at all though. Grinding the same missions/bosses over and over again hoping for random gun drops with more favorable stats for your build is not my idea of fun... so I tend to bow out after I have played every class to max level and only come back to play again when new DLC is released.

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  5. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Feel free to join Tildes Folding@home Team if you haven't already... we're rapidly approaching the top 1000 teams but could use all the extra oomph we can muster. :)

    Feel free to join Tildes Folding@home Team if you haven't already... we're rapidly approaching the top 1000 teams but could use all the extra oomph we can muster. :)

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  6. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 7 in ~health.coronavirus

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    This video from an Academic Medical Centre in Singapore kinda blew up on YouTube recently, probably due to so many people having the same question: N95 3M mask: How to Wear & Remove

    This video from an Academic Medical Centre in Singapore kinda blew up on YouTube recently, probably due to so many people having the same question: N95 3M mask: How to Wear & Remove

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  7. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Just from my initial testing, it does indeed look like the Fian Champs are better than the Sergeants in terms of damage output. They even do some work with their 2Hs in close when they need to...

    Just from my initial testing, it does indeed look like the Fian Champs are better than the Sergeants in terms of damage output. They even do some work with their 2Hs in close when they need to too. However, they also die a fair bit more often than the crossbowmen though, and since they are kinda hard to get ahold of and train (even using forest bandits + disciplinarian), I unfortunately don't think you can really utilize them to their full potential in the campaign mode.

    Ditto for the Triarii vs Legionaries. Triarii are superior in every way, and even die a lot less due to better armor and higher level melee skills, but getting enough of them to make a difference is even more difficult than the Fian since AFAIK the only way to get them is by defeating "Legion of the Betrayed" armies and then recruiting the ones you imprison.

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  8. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Eh, even in Warband it was situational, and crossbowmen generally fared far better than bowmen during siege attack/defense and vs cavalry. I haven't done extensive testing yet in Bannerlord, but...

    Eh, even in Warband it was situational, and crossbowmen generally fared far better than bowmen during siege attack/defense and vs cavalry. I haven't done extensive testing yet in Bannerlord, but so far the same seems to hold true. However, I have yet to amass a significant amount of Fian Champions yet though, who I have heard speculation on reddit and the forums are by far the best ranged unit in the game, no matter the circumstances. So I will let you know how they fare once I manage to properly test them out.

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  9. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I'm not much of a regular melee cavalry fan since they tend to get de-horsed and die way too often due to horse charges being remarkably underwhelming again infantry right now, and horse armor...

    I'm not much of a regular melee cavalry fan since they tend to get de-horsed and die way too often due to horse charges being remarkably underwhelming again infantry right now, and horse armor being completely useless against arrows/bolts. So I have more of an even 33% split between Khuzait Heavy Horse Archers, Imperial Legionaries and Sergeant Crossbowman, with a smattering of Minor Faction unique troops thrown in the mix as well (e.g. Puppeteers, Arboreals, Chosen Wolves) that I captured/recruited while fighting them all.

    Edit: Though now that I finally managed to unlock the Disciplinarian perk, I am going to slowly start working on replacing some of my base troops with the various Major Faction unique troops using captured bandits (e.g. Forest Bandit -> Battanian Fian Champion, Steppe Bandit -> Khuzait Khan's Guard, etc).

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  10. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    The only gripe I have with bannerlord so far is how insanely, ridiculously slow it is to level up your character and regen smithing stamina... but both those were easily fixed with the Bannerlord...

    The only gripe I have with bannerlord so far is how insanely, ridiculously slow it is to level up your character and regen smithing stamina... but both those were easily fixed with the Bannerlord Tweaks mod. And other than that, it's been amazing and I can't stop playing.

    100% agree about Khanate, too. Their heavy horse archers and the AI for them is amazing. They are absolutely unstoppable on open ground, and it's soooo satisfying to watch them raining death on the enemy army while barely taking any damage in return. Combine them with some Empire Legionaries for tanking damage during close quarters battles, and you can wreck face in almost any situation, even sieges.

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  11. Comment on Trump administration determined to exit treaty reducing risk of war in ~news

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    "You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." -Rahm Emanuel

    "You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." -Rahm Emanuel

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  12. Comment on Some Good News with John Krasinski Ep. 2 in ~news

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    NP and will do... unless someone else beats me to the punch. p.s. Thanks to @Omnicrola for making me aware of these. They're exactly what I needed in these trying times.

    NP and will do... unless someone else beats me to the punch.

    p.s. Thanks to @Omnicrola for making me aware of these. They're exactly what I needed in these trying times.

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  13. Comment on Voices from the pandemic: a 33 year old anesthesiologist working in a Chicago hospital in ~health.coronavirus

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    Presumably because that's where the on-call room is, and when you're working 14 hour shifts, 6 days a week, in a super stressful environment like the ICU doing super critical procedures like...

    why he's running up the stairs, instead of waiting and ready to go?

    Presumably because that's where the on-call room is, and when you're working 14 hour shifts, 6 days a week, in a super stressful environment like the ICU doing super critical procedures like intubations, you take all the downtime you can get or you're liable to start making mistakes.

    He also never said the Plexiglass box doesn't work, just that he hasn't been able to use it yet for unspecified reasons.

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  14. Comment on Food Escapades & Curry Fridays ! Massaman Curry in ~food

  15. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    ROFL... I warned you that escape was insane. :P And yeah the last dungeon was kind of annoying to me too. It took me about 30 minutes of dying over and over to get the first heart, but if it's any...

    ROFL... I warned you that escape was insane. :P And yeah the last dungeon was kind of annoying to me too. It took me about 30 minutes of dying over and over to get the first heart, but if it's any consolation, each subsequent one after that was significantly faster/easier.

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