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  1. Comment on What do I need to know about switching to a vegetarian diet? in ~health

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    Regarding B-12, nutritional yeast is helpful for that, and it is delicious.

    Regarding B-12, nutritional yeast is helpful for that, and it is delicious.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on Who else gets concerned about random things at inappropriate times? in ~talk

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    Not a therapist, and not judging, but I have a mild case of schizoaffective disorder, and you are describing one of the issues I have had problems with. Fortunately, it is a compulsion that can be...

    Not a therapist, and not judging, but I have a mild case of schizoaffective disorder, and you are describing one of the issues I have had problems with. Fortunately, it is a compulsion that can be treated fairly easily with just a bit of training. If it starts to overwhelm you, consider speaking to someone.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Introductions #7 - It's been a while... Let's have an "Introduce Yourself" post! How's everyone doing? in ~talk

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    I first heard about Tildes on Reddit, and when I commented showing interest, Deimos was kind enough to send me an invitation. While I still enjoy certain aspects of Reddit, I find Tildes to be a...

    I first heard about Tildes on Reddit, and when I commented showing interest, Deimos was kind enough to send me an invitation. While I still enjoy certain aspects of Reddit, I find Tildes to be a bit more intimate, and the conversations more reflective and insightful. Not so much clamouring for attention.

    As for me, I am a queer anarchist Hare Krishna devotee living near Gainesville, Fl. Quiet life. For anyone familiar with the novel or film versions of "The Yearling", I live less than a mile from the author's old home.

    My username is a shortened form of the name I use most frequently, Jahnudvipa das, which was given me by my guru, HH Bhaktimarg Swami upon my initiation.

    I can't think of anything to add, as I am enjoying everything presented. As a fairly computer illiterate person, I find the technological discussions here are done so clearly that I am beginning to understand them. And I can ask questions without feeling like an idiot, which is nice. Good place, good people.

    10 votes
  4. Comment on What's your favourite live album? in ~music

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    Arabesque, by Jane Birkin. Working with a Middle Eastern orchestra, she reworks a number of Serge Gainsborugh songs using traditional Arabic formats. Haunting.

    Arabesque, by Jane Birkin. Working with a Middle Eastern orchestra, she reworks a number of Serge Gainsborugh songs using traditional Arabic formats. Haunting.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Would you eat lab grown human meat? in ~talk

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    In an emergency, yes, no problem. I don't see it as an ethical question, any more so than any lab-grown product. My main issue is that, as a long time vegetarian, I have learned that I really...

    In an emergency, yes, no problem. I don't see it as an ethical question, any more so than any lab-grown product. My main issue is that, as a long time vegetarian, I have learned that I really can't digest meat at this point (accidentally had a piece of quiche last spring that had meat in it, was sick for days). So, yes, for survival. But that places it on an even field with the rest. Whatever was closest in reach.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on What's your ideal pizza? in ~food

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    Thin crust, slightly charred.Basic sauce from fresh tomatoes. Spinach, kalamata olive, thinly sliced porcini mushrooms, and a strong gorgonzola.

    Thin crust, slightly charred.Basic sauce from fresh tomatoes. Spinach, kalamata olive, thinly sliced porcini mushrooms, and a strong gorgonzola.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    "How To Do Nothing" by Jenny Odell. Has me analyzing how I use my time and communication forums.Understanding more deeply how I am turning myself into a transaction in terms of relating to and...

    "How To Do Nothing" by Jenny Odell. Has me analyzing how I use my time and communication forums.Understanding more deeply how I am turning myself into a transaction in terms of relating to and interacting with media platforms.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Saturday? Just puttering around the house, doing odds and ends. Sunday? Lazy morning, then my usual thing helping out at the gift shop at my local Krishna Mandir.

    Saturday? Just puttering around the house, doing odds and ends. Sunday? Lazy morning, then my usual thing helping out at the gift shop at my local Krishna Mandir.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on What’s your shampoo of choice, and why? in ~talk

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    Very short hair. I find "Uncle Harry's Liquid Soap" (a hemp oil based Castille-type) is fine. Healthy hair and scalp, and I can just keep bathing without switching anything. Also good in a pinch...

    Very short hair. I find "Uncle Harry's Liquid Soap" (a hemp oil based Castille-type) is fine. Healthy hair and scalp, and I can just keep bathing without switching anything. Also good in a pinch for shaving.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on What's a "sore thumb" for you? in ~talk

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    Conversation fillers. "Understand",Know what I mean", "and,like","You know", etc.. I get an urge to slap people over this.

    Conversation fillers. "Understand",Know what I mean", "and,like","You know", etc.. I get an urge to slap people over this.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What’s something you would gladly eat for lunch very day for for the rest of your life? in ~food

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    Simple answer. Soup. It covers everything from the finest consomme to rich vegetable laden dals to chilled gazpachos.

    Simple answer. Soup. It covers everything from the finest consomme to rich vegetable laden dals to chilled gazpachos.

    7 votes
  12. Comment on What piece of kitchen equipment do you regret buying, and why? in ~food

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    If you ever get the urge for espresso, try the old fashioned Vesuvio stove top espresso pots. Very affordable (under$20) and easy to use. I am originally from Miami, and it is what most Latin...

    If you ever get the urge for espresso, try the old fashioned Vesuvio stove top espresso pots. Very affordable (under$20) and easy to use. I am originally from Miami, and it is what most Latin families used.
    http://www.vesuviocoffee.com/Coffeemaking.html

    2 votes
  13. Comment on What email provider do you use? in ~tech

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    I lead a simpler life, I guess. No phone. For casual stuff, I use G-Mail. But for personal and important things, Tutanota seems to work. I just like the fact that it is uncluttered, seems not as...

    I lead a simpler life, I guess. No phone. For casual stuff, I use G-Mail. But for personal and important things, Tutanota seems to work. I just like the fact that it is uncluttered, seems not as susceptible to spam. Because I limit what I use it for, and limit who has access to it, it simplifies things.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on LGBTQ individuals, how's life? in ~lgbt

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    When did you realize you weren't cis/straight/etc? As a child. It just didn't make sense. My romantic thoughts were about men, mostly. As a got older, I got a better understanding of the...

    When did you realize you weren't cis/straight/etc?

    As a child. It just didn't make sense. My romantic thoughts were about men, mostly. As a got older, I got a better understanding of the complexities of the situation. Now, at 57, I consider myself queer, in that my reactions and feelings are much more based on the individual, and not so much the external definitions.

    Are you out or still in the closet?

    Out since about 13.

    How's the social situation where you live? (Are you accepted?)

    That's an odd one. I lives most of my life in Miami, and it was an on again/off again issue. I am now living in a semi-rural area near Gainesville, Fl., and no one really seems to give a damn. In addition, I am very much involved in the local Hindu community, and again there the issue is 90% a non-issue.

    In a relationship? If so, how did you meet?

    Not a romantic relationship, but a very close friendship with my housemate. Oddly enough, we met when I was living as a monk in a Hare Krishna temple. He was visiting from another temple, and i was selling pizza in the lobby.

    10 votes
  15. Comment on Tildĩstas, what is your guilty pleasure food? in ~talk

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    I am a vegetarian, and eat a much healthier diet. However-McDonalds Cheeseburger casserole. Get a bagful of the cheeseburgers, put them in a casserole dish. Top with sauteed mushrooms and onions,...

    I am a vegetarian, and eat a much healthier diet. However-McDonalds Cheeseburger casserole. Get a bagful of the cheeseburgers, put them in a casserole dish. Top with sauteed mushrooms and onions, then a nice rich cheese sauce. Bake uncovered til slightly browned. Serve in a comfortable place, as you won't be able to move for a while.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Tildĩstas, what is your guilty pleasure food? in ~talk

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    French fries! Try finding a casual Belgian restaurant. Generally the best.

    French fries! Try finding a casual Belgian restaurant. Generally the best.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Tildĩstas, what is your guilty pleasure food? in ~talk

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    If you check online, there are a lot of recipes for hommade meat substitutes that are relatively cheap, easy to make, and not so full of odd chemicals. Also, basic tvp granules can absorb a lot of...

    If you check online, there are a lot of recipes for hommade meat substitutes that are relatively cheap, easy to make, and not so full of odd chemicals. Also, basic tvp granules can absorb a lot of flavour and add weight and depth to a number of dishes.

    2 votes