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by pogrmman
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190569

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I always just assumed that Worcestershire was the name of a city in England. If it ends in -shire, it's a whole county, not a single city. X-shire usually contains a city called X, so Worcester is a city. The real question shouldn’t be about the geography, but instead about why it’s pronounced “woo...
by pogrmman
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 802157

Re: Today I Made:

I’ve been working on my sauce skills. Tonight was a shallot and basil custard sauce over pasta. It was really tasty — almost like something you’d have in a fancy resturant. It was rich, creamy, with a wonderfully complex (though not too intense) shallot flavor and a hint of basil. It was awesome wit...
by pogrmman
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2038: "Hazard Symbol"
Replies: 39
Views: 3246

Re: 2038: "Hazard Symbol"

I could concievably think of a scenario with a radioactive, biohazardous, liquid lasting medium, but the high voltage part is tricky to add in. Hmm...
by pogrmman
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stanley Kubrick: Because He is Awesome
Replies: 37
Views: 6123

Re: Stanley Kubrick: Because He is Awesome

Bringing this old thread back up, I just got back from seeing 2001 on the big screen. An imax screen, that is. It was a special re-release for the film’s 50th anniversary. While I’ve seen it loads of times before, it’s really something special on the big screen. I really enjoy so many things about i...
by pogrmman
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 802157

Re: Today I Made:

A balsamic hollandaise to go on top of my eggs. I’d only made hollandaise sauce once before, so it was kind of an experiment. I reduced balsamic vinegar plus some thyme and cayenne, then gently heated and added egg yolk, then emulsified in a whole mess of butter. It came together quite nicely! I don...
by pogrmman
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 91
Views: 16256

Re: Science fleeting thoughts

Let's see -- I'm not actually sure how I aim. It has to do with the angle of my hand and knowing when to release, but I sort of do the proper adjustments automatically. I definitely have learned to "feel" when to release as mentioned earlier. Regarding velocity, it's not all that hard for ...
by pogrmman
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 91
Views: 16256

Re: Science fleeting thoughts

I’m wondering a bit about the physics and biology of hand slings. Using them is one of my hobbies, and I’m always really impressed at how fast I can adapt to a different sling or a different style or different ammunition. From what physics knowledge I’ve got, it seems like you’d need quite accurate ...
by pogrmman
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 802157

Re: Today I Made:

I finally tried the jam today, and it came out really, really good. I think it’s way better than any commercial prickly pear jelly/jam I’ve had. The prickly pear flavor is very noticeable, and the lime juice I used to acidify works really well. Plus, it’s a lot less sweet (which I like). I’ve always...
by pogrmman
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2030: "Voting Software"
Replies: 44
Views: 5585

Re: 2030: "Voting Software"

They can't be trusted. Period. Anyone who tells you differently is lying, misled, or ignorant. Yeah. My precinct only uses electronic voting machines, and I can’t stand it. There’s no real way for me to be sure that my votes are being recorded appropriately or that they’re even counted. Oddly enoug...
by pogrmman
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7246
Views: 541111

Re: Trump presidency

Snopes take on it . Currently banned uses will remain banned, but new uses may be permitted. So you can't use asbestos to insulate your home or filter your cigarettes, but you might be able to use asbestos to, IDK, make coffee cups out of. Even still, I thought we’d already tried just about everyth...
by pogrmman
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7246
Views: 541111

Re: Trump presidency

Oh FFS. The EPA is reintroducing asbestos It's less like Trump doesn't care about the common man, so much as he actively hates the common man... Isn't the whole point of the EPA to protect people and the environment from shit like asbestos? I mean, it’s a known carcinogen . That’s been proven for d...
by pogrmman
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 802157

Re: Today I Made:

Jams and jellies, or confiture to be all frenchified about it, can be very easy to make. Get the Ball’s Blue Book of recipes and then follow the instructions for times and acid/sugar amounts. There’s a neat book called Small Batch Preserving which is good for people not looking to make 25 quarts of...
by pogrmman
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4471
Views: 802157

Re: Today I Made:

Prickly pear jam! I had a bunch of fruit on my plant, but they mostly got eaten, so I asked my neighbors for fruit. They were all fine with me taking them. Unfortunately, most of the spineless prickly pears grown as ornamentals here aren’t ripe yet — those fruit are mostly flesh with little seed. Bu...
by pogrmman
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2026: Heat Index
Replies: 30
Views: 2902

Re: 2026: Heat Index

Even if dry heat feels more comfortable one should be careful though. You only feel cool because you evaporate efficiently so you tend to dehydrate ultra fast. On that run, for instance, I consumed a litre of ice water. Yeah, it’s stupid easy to dehydrate in the desert. Earlier this summer, I did s...
by pogrmman
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The (Sub)Urban Farmer
Replies: 22
Views: 2065

Re: The (Sub)Urban Farmer

Years ago, I dig up a small, wild prickly pear (the species is Opuntia engelmannii var. lindheimeri ) and transplanted it. It’s grown into a big sprawling plant, and I finally got around to trying it’s fruit today. It doesn’t have the same flavor as most of the prickly pears I’ve had before, but it’...
by pogrmman
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Underscores vs CamelCase
Replies: 107
Views: 63520

Re: Underscores vs CamelCase

I hate camelCase, but I will use whatever complies with the style of the codebase and language I’m working on. For python, for instance, I use UpperCamelCase for classes and underscore_case for methods, but nowhere do I use camelCase. The objectively superior one is clearly lispish-kebab-case though...
by pogrmman
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7246
Views: 541111

Re: Trump presidency

The freedom caucus have introduced a resolution about the impeachment of Rod Rosenstein. I haven’t been following all this stuff much, but I know that this is a pretty big deal. If they get him removed, they can replace him with someone who’d fire Muller, which obviously isn’t good.
by pogrmman
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 182
Views: 24165

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

That all makes sense. I guess I’m just not a fan of less flavorful, “pure” foods — even if they’re more attractive to look at :p Give me all that highly spiced, delicious food, and I’ll be happy. Sure, it’s sometimes nice to appreciate a more delicate flavor, but it gets boring with out some excitem...
by pogrmman
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 182
Views: 24165

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Why do some people prefer white meat chicken to dark meat chicken? I know a lot of people who do, but it’s always made very little sense to me. I’ve always found white meat to have a lot less flavor than dark meat and to be harder to cook well than dark meat. Is it just because people are adverse to...
by pogrmman
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2021: "Software Development"
Replies: 31
Views: 4720

Re: 2021: "Software Development"

Am I the only one who thinks that drill guy is the one in the wrong here? My experience as a software engineer has been seeing far too much time wasted building fancy tools and options that no one wants or needs. All he had to do was build a cannonball and he could have moved on to the next project...
by pogrmman
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7940596

Re: Thoughts for ships

Here's my sketches from last night (I inverted the dumbbell nebula one because it looks like what you see then): Saturn: Saturn_71818.png Dumbbell Nebula: M27.png Regarding star parties, sometimes local or state parks put them on. If you have an astronomy club in your area, they probably run a coupl...
by pogrmman
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7940596

Re: Thoughts for ships

Oh,...I am so impressed. And; Very interested. If you have Star Gazing Stories, I would like to read them. When Jupiter is too bright, do you use a filter? I have used my moon filter on occasion for Jupiter. Unfortunately I don’t have many stories — my current project is to sketch all the Messier o...
by pogrmman
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7940596

Re: Thoughts for ships

Oh,...I am so impressed. And; Very interested. If you have Star Gazing Stories, I would like to read them. When Jupiter is too bright, do you use a filter? I have used my moon filter on occasion for Jupiter. Unfortunately I don’t have many stories — my current project is to sketch all the Messier o...
by pogrmman
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Worldwide CO2 shortage
Replies: 44
Views: 4151

Re: Worldwide CO2 shortage

CorruptUser wrote:Don't forget about the Guinness Book of World Records. Yes, same company, because they wanted something to solve classic bar arguments.

Much like Michelin stars for restaurants and the tire company are one and the same (get people to drive to restaurants, sell more tires).
by pogrmman
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7940596

Re: Thoughts for ships

If your scope goes past 6000x you can see the stripes on Jupiter too. Uhh... do you mean 60x? I can see the stripes on Jupiter even with my longest eyepiece — which is 48x... Even with my shortest eyepiece and both my barlows, I could only get to like 1030x... (Heck, I’ve even seen the stripes thro...
by pogrmman
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7940596

Re: Thoughts for ships

If your scope goes past 6000x you can see the stripes on Jupiter too. Uhh... do you mean 60x? I can see the stripes on Jupiter even with my longest eyepiece — which is 48x... Even with my shortest eyepiece and both my barlows, I could only get to like 1030x... (Heck, I’ve even seen the stripes thro...
by pogrmman
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carnivorous Plants
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: Carnivorous Plants

My kitchen has big windows and two skylights and glass doors. It gets more light than any other room in the house. Do you have recommendations for where to obtain the plants? That sounds like it would be a great place for beginner Nepenthes. In addition to the ones I already mentioned N. ventricosa...
by pogrmman
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carnivorous Plants
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: Carnivorous Plants

Now I think I need some kind of pitcher plant for my kitchen! For that, one of the beginner Nepenthes (like N. x ventrana or N. ‘Miranda’ ) is probably your best bet. Most of the other pitcher plants ( Sarracenia , Darlingtonia , Cephalotus , and Heliamphora ) require way more light than what you g...
by pogrmman
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carnivorous Plants
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: Carnivorous Plants

I got a Venus fly trap when I was a kid. Instructions said to water it every two days and keep it in sunlight, so that's what I did. I caught a fly and fed it to the plant. Watched in amusement as the fly struggled and failed to escape. Buuut a few days later that leaf or whatever it's called turne...
by pogrmman
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7246
Views: 541111

Re: Trump presidency

Whoa. While I’ve, admittedly, given the guy the benefit of the doubt, the fact that there was an attack after that idiotic comment about finding missing Clinton emails seems suspicious to me. I haven’t really been following the news today, but I wonder how Fox et al. are covering this. Are they goin...
by pogrmman
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7940596

Re: Thoughts for ships

Holy cow, the dust storm on Mars is impressive. Sure, it’s in it’s waning phase, but tonight was the first time in around two years I’ve observed our red neighbor. I could see some of Syrtis Major and Sinus Sabaeus/Sinus Meridani plus the north polar cap, but they were way, way less visible than in ...
by pogrmman
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2018: "Wall Art"
Replies: 25
Views: 3200

Re: 2018: "Wall Art"

For me the ultimate “wall art” would be a large leafcutter ant colony in a transparent setup. I could spend days watching them farm their fungus, judging by the few captive colonies I’ve observed.

It’d certainly be different. Sure, they’re living, but it is art in some sense of the word :p
by pogrmman
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carnivorous Plants
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: Carnivorous Plants

Sundews are great. They’re the perfect carnivorous plant for beginners — they grow fast (for carnivores), many species are tolerant of a wide range of conditions, they’re pretty, they catch lots of bugs, they’re stupid easy to propagate... 100% honest questions here, as I'd love some sort of insect...
by pogrmman
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carnivorous Plants
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: Carnivorous Plants

They can be a bit tricky to care for.

I do think a lot of people originally get interested in them in middle/elementary school. It just doesn’t stick for most. That’s when I got interested — I had to research the rainforest, and came across a picture of a Nepenthes. I’ve been hooked ever since.
by pogrmman
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carnivorous Plants
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: Carnivorous Plants

Sundews are great. They’re the perfect carnivorous plant for beginners — they grow fast (for carnivores), many species are tolerant of a wide range of conditions, they’re pretty, they catch lots of bugs, they’re stupid easy to propagate, and, at least for the easier species, they flower profusely (a...
by pogrmman
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The (Sub)Urban Farmer
Replies: 22
Views: 2065

Re: The (Sub)Urban Farmer

Never mind about that — I was able to pick a wonderful, sweet, fantastic fig this morning. The netting plus waking up early helped. I think the rain this morning did too. You can see how big the thing was. There’s 2 or 3 more that’ll be ripe this week. 1BABEC99-C280-4494-90E2-CDCDF0161AA0.jpeg 3DC1E...
by pogrmman
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4124
Views: 549576

Re: The Darker Side of the News

That’s terrible. Maybe they’ll be able to do a more thorough investigation now that it’s a murder, though.
by pogrmman
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carnivorous Plants
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Carnivorous Plants

So, I’ve grown carnivorous plants for a while now. In the next year, I’m going to pass two milestones that are hard to believe: over a decade in the hobby, and over half my life in the hobby (I know, I’m a young’n). I’ve accumulated a stupid amount of knowledge about them in that time. You could nam...
by pogrmman
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The (Sub)Urban Farmer
Replies: 22
Views: 2065

Re: The (Sub)Urban Farmer

Regarding suburban fruit, some of my figs are starting to ripen, and I’m wondering about keeping off birds, squirrels, raccoons, and other vermin. We’ve always had a couple large fig trees, but if they are a variety that colors up as they ripen, we are never able to harvest more than one or two frui...
by pogrmman
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4124
Views: 549576

Re: The Darker Side of the News

A chemical weapon being used against random citizens? I doubt it. They must have had something to make them targets. Maybe they weren’t targets of Russia, but were of somebody else, and that somebody else managed to obtain some.

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