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  1. Comment on Quality German made knives in ~food

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    A good sharpener you actually use is actually more important than the quality of the knife. The quality of the knife will determine how long it will stay sharp. But even the most expensive knife...

    I have small children so, I don't really have the time to invest on using a whetstone, maybe in the future when there is more free time. Would a sharpener like this, make more sense for my non-existing skill? If not, feel free to recommend me something :)

    A good sharpener you actually use is actually more important than the quality of the knife. The quality of the knife will determine how long it will stay sharp. But even the most expensive knife will need resharpening. Skimp on the sharpener and your expensive knife will never live up to its initial investment again.

    I have a bunch of different sharpeners. The one you linked is fairly shite because the V-shape gets clogged with metal filings and at some point you are just actively dulling the blade. Traditional stones are a PITA and require a lot of practice to get right. You will mess up one or two knives while learning the process. I have a Work Sharp belt sharpener that's so much of a hassle to get out I hardly ever use it. In the end, I mostly use a ceramic sharpening steel that's easy to use and gets the job done. But do your homework and see what will work for you.

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

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    I haven't touched The Hunt: Showdown during the summer and it turns out they added a bunch of new features. It's a stressful game to play but a really fun game to watch on Twitch, so I alternate.

    I haven't touched The Hunt: Showdown during the summer and it turns out they added a bunch of new features. It's a stressful game to play but a really fun game to watch on Twitch, so I alternate.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on What delicious foods don't photograph well? in ~food

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    Food photography is actually a specialized discipline, often dealing with how to visually recreate food with something else entirely so it shines a little brighter or can withstand longer...

    Food photography is actually a specialized discipline, often dealing with how to visually recreate food with something else entirely so it shines a little brighter or can withstand longer photography sessions without falling apart.

    7 votes
  4. Comment on Final members named for four-person crew of Inspiration4, the world’s first all-civilian mission to space in ~space

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    Like dissolving to the molecular level. The only problem is they're then most probably going to stay that way.

    Like dissolving to the molecular level. The only problem is they're then most probably going to stay that way.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on For the people who want capitalism to be replaced by some form of socialism, why? in ~talk

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    Because businesses are not people and people are not assets. Because wealth and the lust for it are no indicators for good leadership, yet it takes wealth to weigh in effectively on a capitalist...

    Because businesses are not people and people are not assets.
    Because wealth and the lust for it are no indicators for good leadership, yet it takes wealth to weigh in effectively on a capitalist system.
    Because a system that judges people only on the outcome of their actions (the accumulation of wealth) and not on their integrity favors psychopaths and narcissists.
    Because a system that is based on the strife for year-to-year growth will consume everything.
    Because it favors the deepest pockets, not the best service or highest quality. It takes money to make money.

    7 votes
  6. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~anime

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    Honestly, a lot of anime get surprisingly deep once they established the basics of the story with -sometimes painful- cliches. Where Western stories tend to establish a base line and go with it,...

    Honestly, a lot of anime get surprisingly deep once they established the basics of the story with -sometimes painful- cliches. Where Western stories tend to establish a base line and go with it, anime often keep adding layers throughout the series. A lot of them are surprisingly deep and adult.

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

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    Anthem is surprisingly good and I keep coming back to it. It's right there with Titanfall 2 in overlooked shooters with mechanics that just feel right. It's obvious a lot of content ended up on...

    Anthem is surprisingly good and I keep coming back to it. It's right there with Titanfall 2 in overlooked shooters with mechanics that just feel right. It's obvious a lot of content ended up on the cutting room floor, but you'll encounter isolated remains along the way, during freeplay or strongholds. Like Destiny 1, which had its share of recycled content, it actually adds to the mystique of the world and you'll find some genuine surprises. By the time you decide the meta is just too easy for you, you'll have spent hours of quality time in the fun campaign, missions and freeplay.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Man behind Sweden’s controversial virus strategy admits mistakes in ~health.coronavirus

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    It's far too soon to say anything about the effects of Corvid19 and the correct handling of it. Lockdowns may be very wise or just a way to damage your economy while postponing the inevitable. We...

    It's far too soon to say anything about the effects of Corvid19 and the correct handling of it. Lockdowns may be very wise or just a way to damage your economy while postponing the inevitable. We simply don't know yet.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Are there any datahoarders in here? in ~talk

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    Way back, I ran a BBS that specialized in obscure texts. This was way before HTML was a thing and FidoNet was king. Then, it became increasingly easier to publish text and text content as an...

    Way back, I ran a BBS that specialized in obscure texts. This was way before HTML was a thing and FidoNet was king. Then, it became increasingly easier to publish text and text content as an object kind of stopped being a thing (and rather impossible to hoard). It still left me with a weird tendency to hoard e-books across every possible topic that plays up every few months.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on What's the last piece of technology that truly impressed you? in ~tech

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    The Oculus Quest. I've had several VR headsets before. But a wireless, beaconless, auto-start, stand-alone VR experience is such a radical new experience. It more than compensates for the drop in...

    The Oculus Quest. I've had several VR headsets before. But a wireless, beaconless, auto-start, stand-alone VR experience is such a radical new experience. It more than compensates for the drop in quality or framerate (compared to current generation PC VR sets) in the ease and magic of the experience.

    6 votes