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by poxic
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Stocks vs Broths
Replies: 13
Views: 1670

Re: Stocks vs Broths

I usually use water as the base, if only because proper stock is problematic. (Allergies and other restrictions argh.) Proper stock does add depth and character, for sure. In lieu of stock, I'll fry up the initial garlic/onion/spices/tough veggies in the same pot that will be cooking the soup. It'll...
by poxic
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89736
Views: 6144599

Re: Thoughts for ships

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by poxic
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89736
Views: 6144599

Re: Thoughts for ships

I took it as a play on "like ships passing in the night". Which, now that I've typed that out, seems less plausible than your thought.
by poxic
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1809
Views: 398330

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Deva is a minor deity at go-seek.
by poxic
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why haven't any animals evolved wheels?
Replies: 22
Views: 3101

Re: Why haven't any animals evolved wheels?

There are a few bacteria that have propeller-type flagella, according to the wiki . There's actually a decently detailed discussion of "why not wheels" also on wiki . No intermediate forms that would survive competition with the simple and powerful intermediate forms of run/walk/swim/slith...
by poxic
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 105155

Re: Tea Snobbery

I'm allergic to hibiscus (because of course I am), but I haven't tried a piece of clove yet. My current batch has these things, in roughly descending volume: almonds, hazelnuts, dried figs and dates, dried cherries, dried blueberries, flaked unsweetened coconut, crushed cinnamon stick, crushed allsp...
by poxic
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89736
Views: 6144599

Re: Random natterings

And still has guns. (Apparently Stewart credits his genetics for this. He doesn't put nearly enough work into his biceps to earn them the usual way.)
by poxic
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89736
Views: 6144599

Re: Random natterings

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by poxic
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89736
Views: 6144599

Re: Random natterings

TS, hello there.
by poxic
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Would You Like To Take A Survey?
Replies: 9
Views: 2699

Re: Would You Like To Take A Survey?

Looney Tunes, all the way. I think Tom and Jerry might have been my favourite, though Bugs was way up there. He was kinda mean sometimes, though.

Come to think of it, so was Jerry. I learned some poor socialisation strategies from that show.
by poxic
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5405
Views: 346179

Re: Interviewing the fora

Hah! No! ... Wait. Maybe?

When was the last time you played a piano?
by poxic
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89736
Views: 6144599

Re: Random natterings

But then who would inspire these drunk genii onward to ever greater wit and comedic splendour?
by poxic
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28306
Views: 2460423

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Clicking the X in my relentlessly-customised Firefox does nothing. Maybe I should try Chrome... hey, it works there.

It's probably a random script being blocked. I can't be arsed to go through the list and figure out which one it is.
by poxic
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28306
Views: 2460423

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Very small rant: I can't read today's SMBC comic because of the giant unclosable ad for his new book. Seriously.
by poxic
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 582
Views: 63411

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I just went to check it out on Steam, then remembered that I've barely touched Witcher 3 because committing to an hour or more of playing at a time is haaaaard.
by poxic
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 481
Views: 42557

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

I think the typical use differs for each version.
"It's for everyday use."
"Use it every day."

I have seen it used the way you mention, but I've always thought it was a typo.
by poxic
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89736
Views: 6144599

Re: Random natterings

Flumble wrote:RTFM! Watch the pictures on the fucking add-on page! :P

What, read the instructions? Like grownups are supposed to?

I should probably start doing that someday.
by poxic
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28306
Views: 2460423

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Not quite very. More like not very. Fatbergs are still a thing.
by poxic
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89736
Views: 6144599

Re: Random natterings

You are both genii. I had indeed just added that but didn't know it had the highlight feature. (Haven't been using FF51 long enough to have highlighted much text yet.)

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by poxic
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89736
Views: 6144599

Re: Random natterings

Quick question for folks. I was forced at gunpoint* to upgrade to the latest version of Firefox. Now whenever I highlight some text, I get this small fucklet: fucklet.png What is it called? Can I disable it? How? Thankee. * where "gunpoint" is "a permanently crashed old version of Fir...
by poxic
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28306
Views: 2460423

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

My solution has evolved into a dumbphone plus a tablet. If I bothered to get a data plan for the tablet, I'd be unstoppable walking into things, like decorative fountains and traffic.
by poxic
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89736
Views: 6144599

Re: Random natterings

Then we'd have AAALLLLLLLLLLLL the maple syrup.
by poxic
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89736
Views: 6144599

Re: Random natterings

standards = standards + 1
by poxic
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 73475
Views: 4390128

Re: Count to a Million

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by poxic
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8196
Views: 1055105

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I know of people (not personally) who are sexually attracted to the three things I mentioned, which is why I used them as examples. It was a somewhat flippant comment, but intended to distinguish asexuals from people who are attracted to entities other than men or women. I apologise if it was too fl...
by poxic
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 59
Views: 8603

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

After operating in German for a couple of months, reverting to English was a nice relief except when I tried to say something that was a common phrase in German. I could not come up with "train station" without a good 30 seconds of thinking, but bahnhof was right there and kept insisting o...
by poxic
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89736
Views: 6144599

Re: Random natterings

Serious answer: I think two-ness is part of the definition of polar. One [X] goes one way, the other [X] goes the other way. (Magnetic charge, electric charge, planetary rotation axis, that sort of thing.) Two-ended things in a state of one-ended-ness are described as monopolar, as in the eternal se...
by poxic
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8196
Views: 1055105

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Asexuality is defined as a lack of sexual attraction, more or less. As in, I'm not heterosexual because I'm not turned on by the opposite sex. I'm not homosexual because I'm not turned on by the same sex. (Also not turned on by any of the other things that some people are - cars, dogs, velociraptors...
by poxic
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8196
Views: 1055105

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Gender can be a strange issue. I'd describe myself as non-gendered, except that sometimes I do feel like a woman and occasionally like a man. And sometimes I can't even gender because what is that. There is correlation between asexuality, a-gender, and autism spectrum. I don't know whether there is ...
by poxic
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8196
Views: 1055105

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I'm asexual and occasionally post about it (here and other places). AVEN is a decent resource (www.asexuality.org). They have a "Meetup Mart" where folks from different cities post about where the group is going for coffee or whatnot.
by poxic
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89736
Views: 6144599

Re: Random natterings

I've heard of other people (totally not me) breaking up the leaves, sautéing (how is that even spelled) in butter for a bit, then dumping the whole mess into the cookie/cake/etc recipe in place of civilian butter. A buddy once made the butter mix then took it along camping. Spread on toast and eat l...
by poxic
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 149
Views: 19267

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Christmas day for the family becomes equal to "the day $family_member died". It rather screws up the holiday for them. (You're right that it might not be that bad for the dying one.)
by poxic
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What is lemonade?
Replies: 15
Views: 4725

Re: What is lemonade?

"Lemon juice", at least around here, means the stuff squeezed straight out of the fruit. Not a highly sought-after beverage. Mostly used for cooking. (Also "punch" tends to mean mixed fruit something beverage sugar maybe booze? Not really descriptive of lemonade.)
by poxic
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89736
Views: 6144599

Re: Random natterings

It's softer around here than in the UK, I think. It's still an insult, but it's closer to "get the hell out" than "fuck off". It does vary, though.
by poxic
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89736
Views: 6144599

Re: Random natterings

"I can't be buggered"
"I can't be arsed"
"I can't be bothered"
Roughly in ascending order of politeness, I think.
by poxic
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2470737

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Fainting is just the body's way of saying "k, enough of that now" for a while.
by poxic
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89736
Views: 6144599

Re: Random natterings

As a kid, I thought it described someone who bugged you. A botherer, as it were. Made much more sense to me than the definition involving one's fiddly bits that turned out to be more widely accepted.

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