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by Decker
Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How does "The Dress" illusion work on a computer screen?
Replies: 12
Views: 3054

Re: How does "The Dress" illusion work on a computer screen?

At the very least, I can't possibly believe that anyone with normal vision sees this... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Dress_%28viral_phenomenon%29.png ...and this... http://www.justjaredjr.com/photo-gallery/780486/the-model-who-wore-the-dress-says-the-color-is-04/ ...as identical. If I enl...
by Decker
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 771431

Re: Today I Made:

I find that cracking the eggs in a couple places before putting them in the ice water bath helps get the shell off clean enough for me.

I wonder if there's an egg thread we should move these posts to.
by Decker
Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 771431

Re: Today I Made:

It's not that simple, as evidenced by all the "how to boil an egg" tutorials online. Boiling/poaching an egg is one of the most timing-critical things you do in a kitchen. 15 seconds either way can make a difference to how it turns out (at least for soft boiling - hard boiling is easy). P...
by Decker
Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 802972

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Seems like even the most talented people have survived a lay-off or two.
by Decker
Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 771431

Re: Today I Made:

My new favorite way to boil eggs. The white is set and the yolk has kind of a custard texture. As soon as they came to a boil, I killed the heat and let them sit, covered, for four minutes, then the ice water bath. I realize that boiling eggs is one of the simplest possible things you can do in the ...
by Decker
Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 802972

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

I was laid off from my job recently. Nothing to do with performance. They just didn't get the money they budgeted for. About a month after that, I landed a new job with 70% higher pay, much, much better benefits, and doing work for a good cause. Layoff turned out to be a blessing in disguise. With a...
by Decker
Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 32799

Re: Dark Souls 2

Mishrak wrote:Iron Keep has consistently been the hardest part for me since the Shrine of Amana nerfs.

The Smelter Demon kicked my ass more times than I care to admit.
by Decker
Sat May 24, 2014 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 32799

Re: Dark Souls 2

One of the things I did like about the first Dark Souls is being able to see later portions of the game from the beginning, something I haven't really noticed as much with Dark Souls 2. From Firelink, you can see down into the swamp, if you get the right angle. From the Undead Burg, you can see the...
by Decker
Sat May 24, 2014 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 32799

Re: Dark Souls 2

One of the things I did like about the first Dark Souls is being able to see later portions of the game from the beginning, something I haven't really noticed as much with Dark Souls 2. From Firelink, you can see down into the swamp, if you get the right angle. From the Undead Burg, you can see the ...
by Decker
Thu May 22, 2014 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 331557

Re: Diablo III

Does anyone know how the Jade Harvester full set bonus (Soul Harvest causes all DoT spells to deal remaining damage all at once) interacts with Creeping Death?
by Decker
Thu May 22, 2014 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 331557

Re: Diablo III

I can't post a link right now, since it's a pain in the ass to do that on my phone, but there is a blue post saying that they are going to make the "double legendary drop rate anniversary bonus" permanent.
by Decker
Tue May 20, 2014 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 331557

Re: Diablo III

That's very similar to my WDs setup, but I can't use PtV as I run out of mana, because Soul Barrage is just so much cooler than a signature. +20% to damage is hard for me to give up. And +15% with wave of mutilation is icing on the already heavily frosted cake. I might switch it around to see what ...
by Decker
Tue May 20, 2014 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 32799

Re: Dark Souls 2

I was really hesitant to get this game for PS3 because I'm not a huge fan of the whole pvp invasion thing (I suck hard at it and take things personally), but I am glad about the steps they took to let you reduce your chances of getting invaded. (I've only gotten invaded twice and I'm on my way to gr...
by Decker
Tue May 20, 2014 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 331557

Re: Diablo III

I got my Witch Doctor up to Torment 3 before deciding to take a break. Creeping Death + pestilence locusts + haunt (I was using Resentful Spirits until the haunt jump distance buff, then I switched to Draining Spirit) + piranha wave of mutilation + Those two zombie buff passives + leeching zombie do...
by Decker
Tue May 20, 2014 12:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14762
Views: 2217474

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Well, he was wearing an armband, not outright proclaiming himself as a racist. Nazism has some pretty horrific connotations, but honestly, I'd probably assume the guy wasn't being serious or something if I just randomly bumped into a guy wearing a Nazi armband in NYC. What non-serious, non-racist r...
by Decker
Tue May 20, 2014 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Epic Cheese Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 19857

Re: The Epic Cheese Thread

PAstrychef wrote: Mostly I love an ancient cheddar, the older the better.

Amen.
I like my cheddar so that when you try to cut it thin, it crumbles.
by Decker
Mon May 19, 2014 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Epic Cheese Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 19857

Re: The Epic Cheese Thread

I've been on a Welsh Cheddar kick lately. Before that it was Dubliner and before that was aged Gouda. I generally like cheeses dry and strong and with spicey meats.
by Decker
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EA wants to be less hated. What do?
Replies: 45
Views: 9399

Re: EA wants to be less hated. What do?

Izawwlgood wrote:They are really making it difficult to play the game, and if this issue isn't solved in the next day or so, I'm going to demand a refund.

Good luck with that one.
by Decker
Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 181520

Re: Controversial opinions about food

SlyReaper wrote:Sprouts have no place in this world, and should be incinerated on sight.

Bean sprouts? Brussels sprouts? Or do you have a hatred for baby plants in general?
by Decker
Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EA wants to be less hated. What do?
Replies: 45
Views: 9399

Re: EA wants to be less hated. What do?

EA, start playing nice with Valve again. I'll be fucked if Origin is going on my computer.
by Decker
Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 181520

Re: Controversial opinions about food

-I almost always get my steak done medium. I do not like the spongy, chewy texture of rare steaks. -A lot of food at many chain restaurants is perfectly edible. Applebees made a decent steak. Shame I don't eat there anymore for other reasons. Olive garden breadsticks are fine and great dipped in the...
by Decker
Fri May 03, 2013 1:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Elder Scrolls Online
Replies: 58
Views: 32179

Re: Elder Scrolls Online

OKAY http://elderscrollsonline.com/en/news/post/2013/05/01/journey-to-coldharbour Molag Bal, the God of Schemes "God of Schemes" would describe Boethiah, and Molag Bal hates Boethiah. This doesn't bode well for lore lovers. Unless I'm missing something. I'd love to be proven wrong. "...
by Decker
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 93000

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

I am happy for people to donate blood any time, but the Red Cross has said that they do not need specifically need blood donors at this time, that they already have enough blood on the shelves to deal with this situation. This may be the first time in the history of all universes ever that the red ...
by Decker
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 93000

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

looks like it wasn't just a fire. It was another bomb. Three alltogether.
by Decker
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 93000

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Looks like two more bombs were found and are being dismantled.
by Decker
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 93000

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Okay, maybe not THAT big a leap. I still wouldn't assume anything one way or the other yet.
by Decker
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 93000

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Brace wrote:Patriot's day, tax day, and the city of Boston, all highly symbolic. If it is terrorism it's probably domestic terrorism.

That's quite a leap of logic.
by Decker
Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 93000

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Boston marathon twitter account says that it was "two bombs". Boston globe says at least "dozens of people wounded, some of them with dismemberment". Sorry I can't do any links right now.
by Decker
Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 93000

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

I was waiting for someone to make this thread. It would have taken too long to do on my phone. I know we have a lot of xkcd'ers living in the boston area. Was anyone hurt?
by Decker
Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cyprus Bailout: Wealth Tax, Bank Runs on the Horizon
Replies: 111
Views: 10786

Re: Cyprus Bailout: Wealth Tax, Bank Runs on the Horizon

I'm for raising taxes frankly, but taxing bank deposits is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Yep same. But there is a coherent reason to do it in the case of Cyprus. The reason they need to bailout the banks is because they lack the liquidity required to run properly. A big part of that is that th...
by Decker
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ticketed for going 2 MPH under limit in fast lane
Replies: 74
Views: 6720

Re: Ticketed for going 2 MPH under limit in fast lane

phlip wrote:Yet more evidence to my theory that whenever you see a sign in America that has a number on it, you need to add about 20% to that number. Whether it's a price that doesn't include taxes and tips, or a speed limit.

Also, waist size for jeans.
by Decker
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ticketed for going 2 MPH under limit in fast lane
Replies: 74
Views: 6720

Re: Ticketed for going 2 MPH under limit in fast lane

More of a fork, I guess. The result is the same.
by Decker
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ticketed for going 2 MPH under limit in fast lane
Replies: 74
Views: 6720

Re: Ticketed for going 2 MPH under limit in fast lane

Can't speak for anyone else, but on my commute home, I need to make an exit in the left lane. Personally, I don't like shifting over at the last second, because sometimes it's busy and I can't.
by Decker
Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Pope to Leave his post at the end of the month
Replies: 84
Views: 14906

Re: The Pope to Leave his post at the end of the month

So the church has been re-pope-ulated.

I still think it's going to be "Here comes the new boss, same as the old boss."
by Decker
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What do you order at Subway?
Replies: 54
Views: 33335

Re: What do you order at Subway?

The chicken pizziola melt they have right now is actually pretty good.
by Decker
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 118427

Re: Tea Snobbery

I'd like to take this opportunity to plug Thesaurus Tea . I ordered some Cream Earl Grey and Pai Mu Tan from them and despite paying a lot for cross border shipping (they're in Quebec) the tea was very good. Also my good friend did all the illustrations of dinosaurs in fancy hats for their website. ...
by Decker
Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gay cures AIDS
Replies: 39
Views: 7243

Re: Gay cures AIDS

Being able to cure a condition in highly specific circumstances allows us to first understand that this thing can be beaten and we know how to beat it under some very specific circumstances. It gives us a point of reference to work from. If we can understand exactly how it was beaten in this instan...
by Decker
Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gay cures AIDS
Replies: 39
Views: 7243

Re: Child with HIV cured

Better headline: Gay cures AIDS Where's your god now!? EDIT: He's being awesome and screwing with bigots actually. Since sodomy causes hurricanes, the best solution to a drought is gay sex. Relevant Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic. Also, while I agree that it's a huge breakthrough, I'm stil...
by Decker
Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2631
Views: 462586

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

For the do-it-yourself people in the room, RPG Maker VX Ace is half off on Steam.
by Decker
Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 771431

Re: Today I Made:

Jeff_UK wrote:Chicken Stock! It's now in the freezer waiting, probably for noodle soup or ramen.

The reason I'm so excited is that last time I tried to make chicken stock, I got it almost perfect... then forgot about it and let it boil dry.

So you ended up with chicken bullion?

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