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  1. Comment on What game(s) have you tried to repeatedly get into but ultimately could not? in ~games

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    Relatedly, I got maybe halfway through Witcher 2, put it down for a weekend, and then never picked it back up again 🤷‍♀️ Apparently I'd much rather waste my life playing Rocket League or Valheim...

    Relatedly, I got maybe halfway through Witcher 2, put it down for a weekend, and then never picked it back up again 🤷‍♀️ Apparently I'd much rather waste my life playing Rocket League or Valheim than participate through a gripping story about love and betrayal....

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  2. Comment on Sithu Aye - Senpai III (2021) in ~music

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    I've been keeping my, uhh... eye... on Sithu Aye since I heard "Set Course For Andromeda!!!" a year or two ago. I really enjoy the music, I think "Invent the Universe" is my favorite for the time...

    I've been keeping my, uhh... eye... on Sithu Aye since I heard "Set Course For Andromeda!!!" a year or two ago. I really enjoy the music, I think "Invent the Universe" is my favorite for the time being. With that being said, I haven't made it all the way through this album yet!

    Looking more at this, there's an associated Novella??? Interesting..... I'll have to give that a read.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on What's a question you want to ask, but you're worried about how it might come across? in ~talk

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    Does anyone constantly imagine being with someone, other than their current partner? (Coming from the context of a monogamist relationship) I wouldn't even say that I'm struggling being in this...

    Does anyone constantly imagine being with someone, other than their current partner? (Coming from the context of a monogamist relationship)

    I wouldn't even say that I'm struggling being in this relationship with them, it almost feels like a "What If" scenario in my head. No plans to act on the thoughts at all, frankly. I've always kinda rationalized them away as "intrusive thoughts" or as a way that I keep myself honest to "not get so attached that I would fall apart if they left". Still makes me feel a little guilty though, because I do love them very much.

    In a similar vein, I've had several other recurring forms of intrusive thoughts as well: "Randomly forcefully kissing someone who I'm interacting with (Boss, director, manager, family members, stranger on street, bully back in high school, etc)", Getting into fistfights (or sword/gunfights) with strangers walking by, people I've never met, friends, bully's back in high school, people I consider jerks, etc. Anyone else do this?

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  4. Comment on So, yesterday, I turned my ToDo list into a Product Backlog and started my first personal improvement Sprint in ~life

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    How'd you decide when to stop adding to your "Sprint"? Did you assign weights to each task or just kinda eyeball it and think "ehhh, that's enough for now"? I like the idea, I might try that out...

    How'd you decide when to stop adding to your "Sprint"? Did you assign weights to each task or just kinda eyeball it and think "ehhh, that's enough for now"?

    I like the idea, I might try that out to get a couple things crossed off the list that I've been meaning to get to for several months now.

    8 votes
  5. Comment on Where do you go for humor? in ~talk

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    The two subredfits that I use for specifically that are /r/youtubehaiku and /r/youtubehaikuclassic

    Those random super short youtube videos that make you go "???" are also hilarious to me, though they're tough to find.

    The two subredfits that I use for specifically that are /r/youtubehaiku and /r/youtubehaikuclassic

    2 votes
  6. Song suggestions about: Cars, driving, trucking, racing, police chases, etc

    Might be a weird one, but I like the uh..... aesthetic? I guess? Some examples would be: Artist Album Song Megadeth So Far, So Good...So What! 502 The Presidents of the United States of America...

    Might be a weird one, but I like the uh..... aesthetic? I guess?

    Some examples would be:

    Artist Album Song
    Megadeth So Far, So Good...So What! 502
    The Presidents of the United States of America Love Everybody Highway Forever
    Deep Purple Machine Head Space Truckin'
    15 votes
  7. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    Nice! I've also found that the most hands-off ways have stuck in my daily rotation of brewing. I'm trying to work on expanding my brewing method repertoire, would mind sharing some of the other...

    Nice! I've also found that the most hands-off ways have stuck in my daily rotation of brewing.

    I'm trying to work on expanding my brewing method repertoire, would mind sharing some of the other ways you brew?

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    That looks very interesting! I'll try to find some Kewpie. As for making it at home I've got most of the ingredients, so that'll be happening in the near future. Thanks for introducing me to a new...

    That looks very interesting! I'll try to find some Kewpie. As for making it at home I've got most of the ingredients, so that'll be happening in the near future. Thanks for introducing me to a new food!

    2 votes
  9. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    Consider me jealous! I've got a local roastery, and they're okay but nothing to write home about imo. My favorite one is 30+ miles away, so I gotta remember to stock up every time I visit family...

    Consider me jealous! I've got a local roastery, and they're okay but nothing to write home about imo. My favorite one is 30+ miles away, so I gotta remember to stock up every time I visit family down there. How do you brew it?

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    I followed Josh Weismanns Chick Fil A Nuggets recipe And they came out FABULOUSLY, especially with the MSG pickles that I made earlier this week from his Chick Fil A chicken sandwich video. (Also...

    I followed Josh Weismanns Chick Fil A Nuggets recipe And they came out FABULOUSLY, especially with the MSG pickles that I made earlier this week from his Chick Fil A chicken sandwich video. (Also made that, also delicious; though I did over salt the chicken that time).

    Still haven't gotten around to homemade mayonnaise yet. All in due time I suppose.

    7 votes
  11. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    I think that's the right way to go about it, I'll have to try these steps tomorrow morning! Sounds like an interesting niche product opportunity! Ya know it's the coolest thing when two minds are...

    While I was pouring it out, it looked like there was less disturbance to the sediment. The filter, positioned just above the sediment, acted as a barrier, blocking any moving currents in the fluid, [...]

    I think that's the right way to go about it, I'll have to try these steps tomorrow morning!

    I wonder if you could design something consisting of a cylinder with two sluice gates. One near the top which you could close to isolate the floating particles, and one a little way from the bottom to isolate the sediment before pouring. You'd then have a gooseneck spout to pour out the liquid from the central chamber (and probably a matching pipe on the other side to let air in as you pour). This would largely follow the principles of the hoffman french press method (immersion, removal/isolation of floating particles, filtration by sedimentation), but hopefully make pouring easier and more reliable.

    Sounds like an interesting niche product opportunity!


    Ya know it's the coolest thing when two minds are on the same page through space and time. I also tried a French Press experiment this morning (although it was rather quickly interfered with). This one was more for testing the difference in extraction between leaving hot water in the French Press for ~5 minutes and 10+ minutes (per @tomf 's comment below). The idea was to decant half the coffee at the 5 minute mark, and then taste test the difference of the brews once the brew time exceeded 10 minutes in the press. What actually happened was that by the time the remaining coffee in the press was done the longer brewing portion my partner had come downstairs and drank the coffee that had been decanted early on. So the only thing I can go off of is my memory of my half cup of "early" coffee and the cup of "late" coffee.

    The 5 minute brew time tasted good, had considerably lighter texture to it which made the fines stand out in my mouth a little longer. 10+ minute brew had much more texture and density to it which subsequently hid a lot of the fines that (most likely) were floating around in there.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on New groups and site mechanics - 2021 edition in ~tildes

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    At my company, we have a system in place that sends "Hi-Fives" to other associates. To send one, you go to the associated site, enter the recipients name, choose from a list of pre-determined...

    [...] something that says "hey, 6 people marked you as being an awesome user today" or "kfywre thinks you're splendid and a valuable member of this community".

    At my company, we have a system in place that sends "Hi-Fives" to other associates. To send one, you go to the associated site, enter the recipients name, choose from a list of pre-determined reasons and click send (with the optional ability to include a custom message). We might be able to try something similar out here to reinforce the idea you brought up. If we're talking about implementation details I don't think it should be done on a topic-discussion level. I think it would have more impact if it's done from the profile screen. I also think having a list of predetermined reasons to choose from would:

    • Make for a lower barrier of entry to use the feature (analysis paralysis and all that)
    • Help prevent misuse of the feature (send someone a "hi-five" but with a negative associated message to get someone's hopes up and then crush them)

    In the end (at my company) it's not much different than sending an email to the person, but it feels more personal. I received "Hi-Fives" and regular emails wishing me a "Happy Birthday" - the formatted email message with a (goofy but endearing) message felt much better than getting simply

    From: someoneyoudontknow@company.com
    
    happy birthday
    
    <Insert Ridiculously Long Signature>
    

    We'd also have to change the culture here to accept the difference, and play it up. Which I think is the biggest part of the puzzle. Technically, it's no different from getting a nice PM right? WRONG these are completely different and can only be used for nice, wholesome purposes and if you're the recipient of one you should feel oh-so-great because that means you're a great human being worthy of respect, love, and all the nice things in the world.

    10 votes
  13. Comment on The former Netflix DVD library is a lost treasure we’ll never see again in ~movies

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    FYI, you got those brackets and parens swapped around.

    FYI, you got those brackets and parens swapped around.

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  14. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    Most likely. That's probably fine when filming for a video, but doing that daily is wasteful and definitely not worth only for lack of coffee sediment.

    Although we can clearly see that it's only half full, is it possible that he's brewing 2 or 3 cups worth of liquid, then gently pouring off the top cup's worth and leaving a couple of cups worth as a buffer to avoid disturbing the sediment?

    Most likely. That's probably fine when filming for a video, but doing that daily is wasteful and definitely not worth only for lack of coffee sediment.

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  16. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    Indeed I have! I agree, it comes out tasting pretty good - only problem for me is that I can't stand the fines in the cup at the end. I don't know how he's managed to keep them out of his but...

    Indeed I have! I agree, it comes out tasting pretty good - only problem for me is that I can't stand the fines in the cup at the end. I don't know how he's managed to keep them out of his but following his instructions word for word, I still end up with the last mouthful having the fines in it. I guess that's just how French Press is.... which is why my daily coffee is usually a V60 now, unless I need to brew for more than 3 people.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    I can't say that I have :/ I'll have to watch it now though, and if it's anything like the book I'm sure I'll enjoy it!

    I can't say that I have :/ I'll have to watch it now though, and if it's anything like the book I'm sure I'll enjoy it!

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  18. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    I've started noticing a cooking itch after going through the first three chapters of "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat" by Samin Nosrat. It's a very interesting book, written in a super accessible style and...

    I've started noticing a cooking itch after going through the first three chapters of "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat" by Samin Nosrat. It's a very interesting book, written in a super accessible style and the more I read the more I notice what it talks about when I'm eating food that I cook. Last night I made an (almost) vegetarian Roasted Cauliflower and Black Bean Burrito Bowl (with Cilantro Lime Rice). I say almost because I cooked the rice in Chicken Stock so it technically falls outside of the vegetarian category.

    I've also been getting way more interested in making my own "things". I started off with pickles for a Chik-Fil-A clone chicken sandwhich from Josh Weissman. (The whole thing turned out fantastic by the way. First time ever frying anything, and to say I was a little on edge would be an understatement) And then I moved on to making mayonnaise by scratch.... which turns out to be both super easy and also incredibly difficult. I used maybe 3 cups of olive oil my first attempt, which turns out to be WAY TOO MUCH for only one egg yolk and some vinegar, so I'm going to try again sometime this week, but with measurements now :D

    Other than that, I've been doing some more research into coffee brewing because I've had this as a hobby now for a little since after the p(l)andemic started and recently had a cool experience. Apparently AirBnb has created things called "Experiences" where you pay some amount of money per-person and then hop on a video call with someone who hosts the experience. In my case, my partner got both of us a seat in a "Coffee Experience" hosted by a wonderful man named Christian who lives in Mexico City. He gave us a little tour of his apartment, a little view of outside and then walked us through how he brews coffee. His background is that he apparently trains baristas for the World Coffee Tournament (Championships?) that happen in Mexico(!!). It was very interesting and the resulting brew that I got was incredibly different from what I would normally find following James Hoffmans method. It was much thicker and had a silkier texture to it. So now I gotta learn more about this.


    The plandemic comment was meant as a joke, I don't actually believe that!!

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  19. Comment on Ryo Fukui - Scenery (1976) in ~music

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    I might be the only one who actively sought it out lol My theory is that the wave of lof-fi hiphop mashing with a 'Japanese aesthetic' made something in Google's algorithm screwy. I feel that...

    I might be the only one who actively sought it out lol

    My theory is that the wave of lof-fi hiphop mashing with a 'Japanese aesthetic' made something in Google's algorithm screwy. I feel that several of the songs in the album match that vibe.

    With all that being said, it is a fantastic album - one which I would urge you to listen all the way through once, even if you're not a big jazz fan.

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  20. Comment on Why I am obsessed with the forbidden Seuss in ~books

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    That's quite alright, no offense taken or harm done! I mean ultimately that's up to you, but I don't believe you should sequester yourself from "public interaction" simply because of a misreading....

    That's quite alright, no offense taken or harm done!

    It mostly seems like I should lurk more.

    I mean ultimately that's up to you, but I don't believe you should sequester yourself from "public interaction" simply because of a misreading. Mistakes happen, ya know - that's part of the process :)

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