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by Shro
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12722
Views: 808635

Re: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo

Fedora
by Shro
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20872
Views: 2269220

Re: Post your boat race.

pseudoidiot: you better be moisturizing that magnificent beard. I need some feedback about how argan oil works for you, so I can think about making some potions. Only the strongest potions for you. TMT: Your Eyebrows are magnificent. I wish I could do your makeup. I hope people don't take this phras...
by Shro
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89782
Views: 6548177

Re: Inspirations

kerosene for the hurricane lamps This reminds me of India so much. Nostalgia words. My dad used to call what is now known as ombre as "load shed", although I used to parse it as "load shade" with the Indian accents and absolutely no knowledge of what a rolling blackout was, so I...
by Shro
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries
Replies: 141
Views: 30727

Re: Parenting - Gushes, Rants, Advice & Worries

Not to mention that little kids are literally made of rubber. Okay, maybe figuratively, but there are a lot of factors that make injuries for little kids a lot easier to bounce back from than injuries as an adult. They don't have as much mass or momentum, so barring outside forces, they can't really...
by Shro
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 919
Views: 154333

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Well, the "math" clearly says otherwise However, here may be interesting evolutionary reasons we prefer our food one way over another - ingredient pairing obviously has a lot of historical and anthropological data tied up in it, so it could be interesting to note the differences in metabo...
by Shro
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: crockpot love
Replies: 43
Views: 16240

Re: crockpot love

A hammer is really good at putting nails in things. A screwdriver is really good at putting screws in things. So when you have a nail, you'll want a hammer, and when you have a screw, you'd want a screwdriver. Pressure cookers and slow cookers are different tools used for different things. You may h...
by Shro
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Bay Area Meetups
Replies: 92
Views: 80361

Re: Bay Area Meetups

So I can't help much with indian groceries specifically, but Berkeley Bowl is pretty awesome all around (and I know they've had raw turmeric). I've seen them have both red and white raw turmeric! Not to mention being my source for galengal, and young hawaiian ginger. Berkeley Bowl was indeed fantas...
by Shro
Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:18 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Bay Area Meetups
Replies: 92
Views: 80361

Re: Bay Area Meetups

So I live in the Bay Area now! Oakland to be precise. Super close to a BART stop, regardless of any meetups, you should know that http://www.iamrudy.com/ is awesome and has a 19th st BART location We went there for brunch on a Saturday! Greasy and carby and the perfect diner fare. We've also hit up...
by Shro
Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2589579

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

I'm an accountant, so that's the sort of thing my mind does anyway. That might be why I feel everything as acutely as I do; I don't just know I'm covering a lot for them, I can provide numbers. You will have a running record for yourself. That's important. Maybe getting it out of your head and onto...
by Shro
Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:38 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Seattle area!
Replies: 149
Views: 50527

Re: Seattle area!

Harass him more for me!!! Make him give you chocolate!
by Shro
Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: What's your virus/security procedure?
Replies: 33
Views: 7894

Re: What's your virus/security procedure?

Not only do you haven't to worry about being under direct attack with your information stolen, you have to worry about the botnet angle; your computer could be used to send out spam, execute DDoS attacks, etc. To expand on SecondTalon's analogy, not only are you storing oily rags and kerosene in a p...
by Shro
Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:05 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Bay Area Meetups
Replies: 92
Views: 80361

Re: Bay Area Meetups

So I live in the Bay Area now! Oakland to be precise. Super close to a BART stop, so maybe let's find a coffee shop or something that works for people because I don't really need an event as an excuse to meet up, just having a conversation with interesting people is good enough for me, and I would l...
by Shro
Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4154
Views: 683817

Re: Today I Made:

If only you needed a license to make falafel, and then you could make lawful falafel. Edit for slightly on topic. I bought chives from a Korean grocery store without knowing they were garlic chives. I started cooking them with no idea what they were going to turn out to be, but ended up adding some ...
by Shro
Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actually it's about ethics in research
Replies: 155
Views: 15225

Re: Actually it's about ethics in research

There is a difference between data and knowledge. The hierarchy that I prefer is data -> [1] information -> [2] knowledge -> [3] wisdom [1] understanding the relationships between data, or the meaning of the data [2] understanding the patterns of the data, or the context in which to apply it [3] und...
by Shro
Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hey, could you share some thoughts on these tech companies?
Replies: 18
Views: 4158

Re: Hey, could you share some thoughts on these tech compani

Yeah, an "I can't believe you don't understand me, you all must be dumb" is not an attitude that helps you in any career path, whatsoever.

Communication skills, and a little less ego will get you much much further.
by Shro
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2589579

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

I have lots of thoughts on this (interacting while female presenting) I am often not super confident sounding when I say things - not because I am not sure what I am saying has merit, but as a stylistic choice that is useful to me in certain situations - it diffuses tension, preempts escalations, et...
by Shro
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 48
Views: 9103

Re: Recipe requests

Actually, conventional wisdom dictates that dairy increases phlegm production... to the point where opera singers and the like will avoid it altogether. A lot of studies haven't really borne any statistically significant results vis a vis dairy and phlegm, but it could depend on the type of milk. Ra...
by Shro
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 48
Views: 9103

Re: Recipe requests

When you say milk allergy, is it an allergy or more of a lactose intolerance? I've been getting more and more lactose intolerant as I've been getting older, and the key to avoiding it for me is to go for more high fat content and fermented milk products. The acidity of the yogurt and enzymes (or som...
by Shro
Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 48
Views: 9103

Re: Recipe requests

If you have time the next round, use those same spices and a little garlic and ginger and yogurt for a marinade and then cook with high heat. You can skewer them with bell peppers and red onions, or serve with raw red onion and cucumber and citrus in a wrap.
by Shro
Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4154
Views: 683817

Re: Today I Made:

Ceviche is essentially fish "cooked" in citrus juice as well.

I wish there were more resources for the chemistry of cooking food. Malliard reactions in meat! Acidity denaturing proteins! How does baking even work?!?!
by Shro
Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 48
Views: 9103

Re: Recipe requests

I've ended up doing this as well. Giving the ingredients a very rough chop and putting only enough yogurt so it holds together a bit. I jokingly referred to it as "deconstructed raita" because usually deconstructed ends up as a synonym for "I was too lazy to put this together the way ...
by Shro
Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cooking disasters
Replies: 85
Views: 22711

Re: Cooking disasters

Yes, in Europe the soft pretzel is the "normal" pretzel. There's nothing I like better than a good Dunkel lager and a warm (soft) pretzel with butter (a friend of mine from Alsace introduced me to this, in Alsace pretzels with butter fulfill the same salty-beer-food role as peanuts). Ther...
by Shro
Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 48
Views: 9103

Re: Recipe requests

Taziki, a yogurt and cucumber sauce with dill would be nice. I don't love creamy sauces, but this was certainly in my mind. I need to buy some yoghurt to make flatbreads, so perhaps I'll save some at that point and try it. Raita is a very similar type of yogurt sauce. It was usually a bit of cucumb...
by Shro
Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89782
Views: 6548177

Re: Inspirations

Forbidden Love has been a literary (and oral tradition) theme since we've been telling stories, I don't think Romeo and Juliet gets dibs on that shit.
by Shro
Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1251
Views: 227833

Re: The Liquor Thread

Tito's and Prarie are my favorite vodkas, and pretty economical, especially if you're buying by the handle.
by Shro
Mon May 11, 2015 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89782
Views: 6548177

Re: Inspirations

It's really more complicated that that as well. When you're talking about a local company, are you talking about a small, mom-and-pop, one location kind of thing? A national company that franchises locally? A regional company based maybe a state or two away serving a small group of 4-6 states? One o...
by Shro
Sat May 02, 2015 2:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pens (and now pencils, too)
Replies: 93
Views: 10434

Re: Pens

Staedtler Triplus Fineliners. I LURVE THESE! I was also told to check out the stabilo brand, as they're similar. I also like the Pilot G-2 Ultra Fine (.38mm). Sharpie pens are also a fave. I tend to like roller balls and felt tips much more than ball point, but back in the day (a decade ago) my fri...
by Shro
Fri May 01, 2015 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5122
Views: 725591

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

In a coffee shop, talking to the owner and a barista after a yoga class. I was all zen'd out after yoga, and didn't want to harsh my mellow, so I pulled a fade-away: "Oh, you know, they're from different regions ... and they're different forms of exercise... *trails off*.... *ignores*.... *talk...
by Shro
Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5122
Views: 725591

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Some Old White Dude asked me once what the difference between tai chi and yoga was. I did not resort to violence OR snark.
by Shro
Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1127082

Re: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt

If your beard hair is coarse and dry, instead of shampoo, you can wash it with conditioner. I do this with my head hair, and it works very well - I only shampoo (and deep condition) it once a week, but if it needs cleaning in between (sweaty workout, etc) I will just use conditioner instead. It keep...
by Shro
Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1127082

Re: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt

Back to the beard oil thing: Most of the beard oils are some combinations of common oils. It would be pretty easy to make your own, and tailor the essential oils to your own manly scent. For the base, I would use jojoba or grapeseed. Some good additive oils would be hempseed, castor, almond, argan, ...
by Shro
Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20872
Views: 2269220

Re: Post your boat race.

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:FINE. I'M AWESOME. WHATEVER. *table flips and runs away*

Shit man, that was an awesome table flip! And your sprint looks great! You've been working out haven't you?
by Shro
Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20872
Views: 2269220

Re: Post your boat race.

OLIVE KHAKI IF YOU DON'T AGREE YOU'RE WRONG AND YOUR BRAIN IS STUPID I DON'T UNDERSTAND PERSPECTIVE AND HOW DIFFERENT BRAINS INTERPRET THE SAME STIMULI DIFFERENTLY Edit: Also, MJ, you have lost a TON of weight, please be more proud of this and do not call yourself huge please, because you are defini...
by Shro
Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27361
Views: 2601804

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

Re: moisturizing. Rub oil all over while still damp from the shower. Cuts down on greasy lotion feel. Lighter than lotion, which is nice for warming weather. I use a mix of baby oil and custom jojoba/sesame/grapeseed/essential oil mix depending on how I'm feeling or how dry my skin is. This is also ...
by Shro
Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13198
Views: 1247862

Re: Today I Learned

Knolling on a knoll might induce rolling.
by Shro
Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help me name my company
Replies: 31
Views: 3191

Re: Help me name my company

What are your competitors' names like?
by Shro
Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Evolution
Replies: 151
Views: 10814

Re: Evolution

I would like to take a minute (okay, it's going to be considerably longer than that) to point out some rudeness/use this thread as an example of how not to have a conversation - one post at a time. Look what Shro "forgot to mention", from that study: (From the link, right after that crazy ...
by Shro
Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Evolution
Replies: 151
Views: 10814

Re: Evolution

I dont believe this is possible. But dont try to convince me. I wont believe it, even if you put that chip in my hand. Not becouse it really is impossible, but becouse this, what may be "dream" for you, for me is a nightmare. If there is even 1% chance , that this had once happened, nothi...
by Shro
Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Evolution
Replies: 151
Views: 10814

Re: Evolution

I agree with you, that it may take alot of tme. Years , decades. But when it is all over, why would be oppening discussion? Is that not the point, of sharing ideas. Ill put something stupid like "there si no such thing as evolution". You will put your ideas, why there is. And see what hap...
by Shro
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Evolution
Replies: 151
Views: 10814

Re: Evolution

Luckily, the forums are filled with people from all kinds of different educational backgrounds. You mention that you're a programmer. So am I! I also happen to be a biologist. A bit of a unicorn, but a perfect unicorn to answer your questions. You want people to explain to you very simply why evolut...

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