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

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    yeah, I'm going to keep an eye out for them. They shouldn't be difficult to find locally. My guess is that they'll be fairly similar.

    yeah, I'm going to keep an eye out for them. They shouldn't be difficult to find locally.

    My guess is that they'll be fairly similar.

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

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    man, SGN is pretty great. It's been pretty great to have all of these celebs trapped at home, pumping out content :)

    man, SGN is pretty great. It's been pretty great to have all of these celebs trapped at home, pumping out content :)

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

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    ha. yeah -- I do everything by weight, for the most part. Do thai shallots have a different profile than normal shallots?

    ha. yeah -- I do everything by weight, for the most part.

    Do thai shallots have a different profile than normal shallots?

    3 votes
  4. Comment on What old tech are you holding onto and why? in ~tech

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    ha. that's awesome. It looks like some folks have worked on it over the years, but yeah, nothing stable. It's a shame that there isn't a larger market for offline PMPs these days. It's such a...

    ha. that's awesome. It looks like some folks have worked on it over the years, but yeah, nothing stable.

    It's a shame that there isn't a larger market for offline PMPs these days. It's such a waste to drain a phone just because you can't survive without music playing all day. :)

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

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    Well, would you look at that! Thanks for this. :)

    Well, would you look at that! Thanks for this. :)

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Food Escapades & Curry Fridays ! Massaman Curry in ~food

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    Massaman is the best. Such a great curry for people who don't think they like curries. how big are these shallots?! Overall, I think its a toss up between Vietnamese, Japanese, Mexican, Korean,...

    Massaman is the best. Such a great curry for people who don't think they like curries.

    20 small shallots (about 200 gr)

    how big are these shallots?!

    What Culture do you think has the best food?

    Overall, I think its a toss up between Vietnamese, Japanese, Mexican, Korean, Cantonese, Thai, and Italian. If you were protecting a bridge with this question, I'd be launched.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on What old tech are you holding onto and why? in ~tech

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    oof... fifteen years! That went by faster than I thought.

    oof... fifteen years! That went by faster than I thought.

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  8. Comment on What old tech are you holding onto and why? in ~tech

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    I only recently got into Spotify. I love it! I used to be die-hard against streaming and all that... but this just works. I love sharing playlists, etc. It won't replace my good ol' iPod, but it...

    I only recently got into Spotify. I love it! I used to be die-hard against streaming and all that... but this just works. I love sharing playlists, etc. It won't replace my good ol' iPod, but it really wants to :)

    4 votes
  9. Comment on What old tech are you holding onto and why? in ~tech

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    Rockbox really is the best, eh. It's insane how expensive the Clip+ is. I got mine for a song and suggested it to a bunch of people --- then I saw that people were trying to sell them for $80. At...

    Rockbox really is the best, eh.

    It's insane how expensive the Clip+ is. I got mine for a song and suggested it to a bunch of people --- then I saw that people were trying to sell them for $80. At least with the Clip+ the internal storage doesn't matter, so we don't need to get the 8gb or whatever like we most likely have.

    Thinkpads are my overall favorite. A few years ago I needed a good on-the-town laptop and I was so close to buying this heavily modded t420 for about $300 or something silly. The mods alone cost more. I ended up getting a chromebook to run Xubuntu on, which was a good choice, but I still wish I had a Thinkpad kicking around. I miss trackpoint and the older keyboards.

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  10. Comment on What old tech are you holding onto and why? in ~tech

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    If you’re up for a little project, modding the Ipod video is a breeze and you end up with a 60+ playtime battery life, not to mention the ability to have a terabyte or whatever for storage (JBOD)

    If you’re up for a little project, modding the Ipod video is a breeze and you end up with a 60+ playtime battery life, not to mention the ability to have a terabyte or whatever for storage (JBOD)

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  11. Comment on What old tech are you holding onto and why? in ~tech

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    It doesn't really count, but I've got a modded iPod 5.5 Video (4x micro SD, 2000mAh battery) that I use every single day. The old iPods are great. Parts are cheap, so if something breaks or I just...

    It doesn't really count, but I've got a modded iPod 5.5 Video (4x micro SD, 2000mAh battery) that I use every single day.

    The old iPods are great. Parts are cheap, so if something breaks or I just want a different color, it's a breeze to swap out.

    Not that old, but I'm hoping to die with my iPhone SE and will take as long as humanly possible to replace my late 2013 macbook pro. For the stuff I do (design, basic video, and spreadsheet stuff), there's no reason to upgrade. I barely use the phone.

    I've also got an old Sansa Clip+ (both of these run Rockbox) that I keep in the car. It's tiny and sounds great.

    It's survivor-bias, but old tech is the best :)

    12 votes
  12. Comment on Claire makes Sourdough Crêpes Suzette | It's Alive in ~food

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    what a fun little episode. Crepes Suzette is the best, too. Like they said, its one of those handy dishes you can nearly finish ahead of time, then show off when everybody arrives. Instant kitchen...

    what a fun little episode. Crepes Suzette is the best, too. Like they said, its one of those handy dishes you can nearly finish ahead of time, then show off when everybody arrives. Instant kitchen cred!

    1 vote
  13. Comment on How is site growth? I have joined a year ago, looks like comment and upvote activity has died down a bit in ~tildes

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    This is what I love most about tildes. It feels like more like usenet in this regard. There's no subconscious fear of missing out. And with activity being bumped, that really has me reassess if my...

    It's not necessary to check Tildes repeatedly and constantly.

    This is what I love most about tildes. It feels like more like usenet in this regard. There's no subconscious fear of missing out. And with activity being bumped, that really has me reassess if my response is worth bumping that topic to the top of the site for a time.

    I love it.

    8 votes
  14. Comment on Hey Tilderinos, what's your favorite cannabis strain? in ~talk

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    As a former smoker, I’m totally with you. I still vape, but it’s not the same. The Foray chocolate edibles are amazing — and I’d love to get some of that chocolate without anything else in it. I...

    As a former smoker, I’m totally with you. I still vape, but it’s not the same.

    The Foray chocolate edibles are amazing — and I’d love to get some of that chocolate without anything else in it. I emailed them, but I don’t anticipate a response any time soon.

    I really liked the 10mg diesel prerolls. For me, that’s the perfect amount — but there are probably a bunch of variables I am unaware of.

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  15. Comment on Hey Tilderinos, what's your favorite cannabis strain? in ~talk

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    Have you tried any of the sprays? I've got a 25mg THC, low CBD spray -- and a few sprays take the edge off and that's it. I'm pretty happy with it. The one I have is a blend. I'm doing about four...

    Have you tried any of the sprays? I've got a 25mg THC, low CBD spray -- and a few sprays take the edge off and that's it. I'm pretty happy with it. The one I have is a blend. I'm doing about four sprays, but I've got a buddy who is great with two.

    I have very little tolerance, but I'm trying to build it up just in case.

    I've had the same experience with 100% CBD stuff. I was doing capsules for a time, but I don't think the levels our gov sells them at is high enough to do anything... but who knows.

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  16. Comment on I have used Android my entire life. Then I acquired 4 Apple devices in a week in ~tech

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    I moved away from a Galaxy S3 into iPhones and haven't looked back. I do miss modifying ro.sf.lcd_density with Android... but other than that, I don't miss a thing. IOS is great -- and jailbroken...

    I moved away from a Galaxy S3 into iPhones and haven't looked back. I do miss modifying ro.sf.lcd_density with Android... but other than that, I don't miss a thing.

    IOS is great -- and jailbroken IOS is even better.

    For MacOS, once you add in brew, yabai (a tiling window manager, and some other things, there's little reason to look elsewhere. With MacOS, everything just works.

    I'm in a late 2013 15" MacBook Pro. I've had the battery replaced once, but that's the only fix its needed.

    Now, all of this said (re: MacOS), if hardware support were better AND I could properly run the Adobe suite through Linux, it'd be a toss up for me. I spend a good portion of my day in a terminal as it is, but I also need the design stuff. My second laptop runs Xubuntu with i3 and I looooove it.

    The other thing I absolutely adore with MacOS is the fact that we can use iMessage. Where I am, everybody is still texting -- so having that as a native client is as good as it gets.

    For the overall experience, MacOS is the perfect middle ground between usability / 'it just works' and actual technical power.

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  17. Comment on What are your favorite real-world April Fools pranks (not that online 'toilet internet' stuff)? in ~talk

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    YES! FOH deserves that, too. I love this and mayo piped donuts. haha

    YES! FOH deserves that, too. I love this and mayo piped donuts. haha

    5 votes
  18. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    for you, @Algernon_Asimov, and others -- I think you can extend the CBS trial from 7 days to 60 days with the promo codes GIFT and ENJOY when you check out.

    for you, @Algernon_Asimov, and others -- I think you can extend the CBS trial from 7 days to 60 days with the promo codes GIFT and ENJOY when you check out.

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  19. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    It started out great, but fizzled. Aesthetically it was pretty nice -- but it just didn't do it for me. The main issue, much like Discovery, is the pacing. They spend so much time chit-chatting,...

    It started out great, but fizzled. Aesthetically it was pretty nice -- but it just didn't do it for me.

    The main issue, much like Discovery, is the pacing. They spend so much time chit-chatting, then they rush through the meaningful plot points. It's a shame.

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