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  1. Comment on The Big Dig jazz show, episode 8 - Quarantine Workflow Edition in ~music

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    This was a welcome, bopping soundtrack to my Saturday of baking and dancing around my apartment. With all the jazz clubs closed, I have to get my fix! Thanks for sharing. I'm putting on Episode 7,...

    This was a welcome, bopping soundtrack to my Saturday of baking and dancing around my apartment. With all the jazz clubs closed, I have to get my fix!

    Thanks for sharing. I'm putting on Episode 7, and looking forward to 9.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Love in the time of coronavirus? in ~life

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    That's awesome! Congrats on the nuptials!

    That's awesome! Congrats on the nuptials!

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Reddit has become the gospel of personal finance in ~finance

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    Where have they all gone? What is a Mega Backdoor Roth IRA?

    Where have they all gone?

    What is a Mega Backdoor Roth IRA?

    3 votes
  4. Comment on What do we actually know about modern disinformation? in ~talk

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    Awesome, I was unaware there was a book discussing this philosophy. Adding it to my list.

    Awesome, I was unaware there was a book discussing this philosophy. Adding it to my list.

    3 votes
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  6. Comment on [RESOLVED] Is there a way for me to access the contents of my password protected zip file? in ~comp

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    Hashcat is likely the best option, once you have the hash. The newest version of Hashcat has support for PKZIP Hashes, which allows very quick recovery of passwords from .zip archives that use the...

    Hashcat is likely the best option, once you have the hash. The newest version of Hashcat has support for PKZIP Hashes, which allows very quick recovery of passwords from .zip archives that use the pkzip encryption. They actually used this to guess all passwords up to 15 characters in under 15 hours.

    If @suspended encrypted this file with a tool that uses PKZIP, then they might be in luck.

    10 votes
  7. Comment on Everything you need to know about dry-aging duck at home in ~food

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    Thanks, now I'm worried there's botulism growing in my aged eggnog's mason jars.

    Thanks, now I'm worried there's botulism growing in my aged eggnog's mason jars.

  8. Comment on Everything you need to know about dry-aging duck at home in ~food

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    I followed Alton Brown's Aged Eggnog recipe. I did the math when I originally made the batch. I don't recall the exact numbers, but I believe the ethanol content was in the 12-16% range (plus the...

    I followed Alton Brown's Aged Eggnog recipe. I did the math when I originally made the batch. I don't recall the exact numbers, but I believe the ethanol content was in the 12-16% range (plus the pound of sugar).

    I was fine with that level, until I saw all the results quoting the 20% ethanol level as being tested to effectively kill bacteria and prevent growth. It's not logically sound, but my thought process is "Well, the minimum level that's been tested to kill bacteria is 20%, therefore anything less is unsafe."

    I know that's not cogent.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Everything you need to know about dry-aging duck at home in ~food

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    I'd love to attempt a project like this in the comfort of my apartment kitchen. However, my meager understanding of kitchen safety limits me to in-fridge quick pickling. I want to ferment and age...

    I'd love to attempt a project like this in the comfort of my apartment kitchen. However, my minor germaphobia fear of dying alone from foodborne illnesses meager understanding of kitchen safety limits me to in-fridge quick pickling. I want to ferment and age things. I even have a 6-month batch of aged eggnog in my fridge that I'm afraid to sample (what if there's salmonella in it?).

    How do these ducks not all go rotten? How do people regularly age game out in cool areas and not just die all the time from spoilage?

    How can I be sure my eggnog is not teeming with hostile bacteria before drinking it?

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Detectorists - "unremarkable lives gone slightly awry" in ~tv

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    If you like Detectorists, you may also like Mushi-shi. They're both what I classify as "watch while falling asleep and you'll have fuzzy, warm dreams" TV.

    If you like Detectorists, you may also like Mushi-shi. They're both what I classify as "watch while falling asleep and you'll have fuzzy, warm dreams" TV.

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  11. Comment on Economists are now admitting that they were wrong about globalization in ~finance

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    Octavia Butler predicted it.

    Octavia Butler predicted it.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Richard M. Stallman resigns as president of the Free Software Foundation in ~tech

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    I'm really hoping we don't see "Richard Stallman dead" over the next few months.

    I'm really hoping we don't see "Richard Stallman dead" over the next few months.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Tabletop Weekly Discussion #1 - Chain Suggestions in ~games.tabletop

  14. Comment on Kaddish for David Berman in ~music

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    This seems presumptuous of Berman's faith — pinning meaning to his lyrics where authorial intent may not match. Though, maybe his lyrics are so resonant because listeners can ascribe many meanings...

    This seems presumptuous of Berman's faith — pinning meaning to his lyrics where authorial intent may not match. Though, maybe his lyrics are so resonant because listeners can ascribe many meanings to them. I know this can be said of all lyrics, but I think it's particularly the case with the cryptic, highly allusional form that Berman's writing takes. Either way, it's a moving elegy to Berman's death and the death of faith in modern American Judaism.

    The quoted passage from Leonard Cohen was particularly interesting, as I was unaware he had been so enmeshed in the culture wars circumscribing modern Judaism.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on David Berman (Silver Jews, Purple Mountains) Dead at 52 in ~music

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    This hits hard. I was eager to see him command a stage once again, after his far too many years of self-imposed exile. Honk if you're lonely tonight...honk if you're lonely...

    This hits hard. I was eager to see him command a stage once again, after his far too many years of self-imposed exile.

    Honk if you're lonely tonight...honk if you're lonely...

  16. Comment on Brad and Claire make doughnuts | It's Alive in ~food

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    Thanks! It's a shame they faded in the music at the end. I really wanted to hear Brad explain stainless steel to Claire...

    Thanks! It's a shame they faded in the music at the end. I really wanted to hear Brad explain stainless steel to Claire...

    1 vote
  17. Comment on What are you reading these days? #25 in ~books

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    Starting Steven Erikson's Rejoice, A Knife To The Heart. Not much to say about it yet, other than that it's a novel take on the First Contact trope.

    Starting Steven Erikson's Rejoice, A Knife To The Heart. Not much to say about it yet, other than that it's a novel take on the First Contact trope.

  18. Comment on Brad and Claire make doughnuts | It's Alive in ~food

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    I would appreciate it!

    I would appreciate it!

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  19. Comment on Brad and Claire make doughnuts | It's Alive in ~food

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    Phew, that was a rollercoaster of emotion! Brad by himself in the morning is just a nonstop riot. And now I'm very curious about that mysterious woman's texts... Can't wait for part 3.

    Phew, that was a rollercoaster of emotion! Brad by himself in the morning is just a nonstop riot. And now I'm very curious about that mysterious woman's texts...

    Can't wait for part 3.

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  20. Comment on Brad and Claire make doughnuts | It's Alive in ~food

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    This really was the best one! Something about watching Claire play with food always makes me so happy. Adding Brad into her mix just doubles the joy. Please share part two when it drops!

    This really was the best one! Something about watching Claire play with food always makes me so happy. Adding Brad into her mix just doubles the joy.

    Please share part two when it drops!

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