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Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Postby jobriath » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:21 pm UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:Last week I have been renamed Neil Beacon because I was the guiding beacon for the group. I am almost 2 meters tall and was wearing my tophat.

You don't look that tall in your avatar.

K-R wrote:It's particularly odd when people say I'm tall, given that I'm several inches shorter than [6'9"] and quite used to considering myself as short.

Is this because your people are blue and have USB-hair?

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Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:24 pm UTC

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Neil_Boekend wrote:Last week I have been renamed Neil Beacon because I was the guiding beacon for the group. I am almost 2 meters tall and was wearing my tophat.

You don't look that tall in your avatar.

Press control
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That way I'll look much bigger.

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Postby jobriath » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:14 pm UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:Press control
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Release control
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That way I'll look much bigger.

For additional effect use a beamer and/or decrease distance to screen.

Ah! I see it now.

Cool effect!

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Postby K-R » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:37 pm UTC

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K-R wrote:It's particularly odd when people say I'm tall, given that I'm several inches shorter than [6'9"] and quite used to considering myself as short.

Is this because your people are blue and have USB-hair?

I'm assuming this is a reference to something, but I've no idea what.

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Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:40 pm UTC

With your avatar you should know it.
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Postby K-R » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:42 pm UTC

I've never actually seen the film, it's just there for the pun.

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Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:59 pm UTC

Loved the joke but the movie is also brilliant.
Avatar spoiler
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and the avatars in the movie are, on a metaphysical level, actually quite similar to forum avatars.
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Postby Robert'); DROP TABLE *; » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:26 am UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:Loved the joke but the movie is also brilliant.
Avatar spoiler
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and the avatars in the movie are, on a metaphysical level, actually quite similar to forum avatars.

I was expecting a bit more commentary on that, although apparently the script was finished in 2003, which would explain things. OTOH, trying to imagine what the internet looks like in the 22nd century might've got a bit silly.
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K-R wrote:I've never actually seen the film, it's just there for the pun.

You get another layer if you changed it for one of the people themselves - then it wouldn't just be an Avatar avatar, it'd be an Avatar Avatar avatar.
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Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Postby Djehutynakht » Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:13 am UTC

Well, a candidate for public office just mistook my boss for being my mother.

The debate we're hosting next week might get awkward...

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Postby bachaddict » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:41 am UTC

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poxic wrote:addams! You have an avatar! My world has now changed by a tiny bit.

We knew it would weird people out.
She came to the Bochum meet last week.
She asked for an avatar.
BlitzGirl helped her.



I'm curious as to what Addams is like in real life now.

As for me, I cannot confirm that nothing was killed for my avatar. At least, I can't be entirely certain... I doubt it though.

Yes, I too am hoping to see some photos from the meetup! I missed out on remote attendance.
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Postby Neil_Boekend » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:51 am UTC

bachaddict wrote:Yes, I too am hoping to see some photos from the meetup! I missed out on remote attendance.

We are working on it. Privacy is a big issue and we need permission from all people in the picture to be able to post it openly online. This takes time.
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Postby SecondTalon » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:10 pm UTC

It is colder in Louisville (38.25 N) than Reykjavik (64.13 N). 11F/-12C versus 30F/-1C

Atlantic Currents, yo.
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Postby addams » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:05 pm UTC

Djehutynakht wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:
poxic wrote:addams! You have an avatar! My world has now changed by a tiny bit.

We knew it would weird people out.
She came to the Bochum meet last week.
She asked for an avatar.
BlitzGirl helped her.



I'm curious as to what Addams is like in real life now.

As for me, I cannot confirm that nothing was killed for my avatar. At least, I can't be entirely certain... I doubt it though.

Your photo has become so dark,
I can hardly tell it is The Egyptian Sneeze.

When I see your pretend name,
I read it as Egyptian Sneeze.

When I read Neal's pretend name,
I read it as Neal Bookend, as many others do.

Bookend is a good name for him.
So is Beacon, if it were read right.

It would be worse than Bookend.
cause' it becomes Bacon, too easy.

Maybe, Neal LightHouse...
No. That will never work.

LightHouses don't move.
Neal Moves.

Bookend so totally works.
What does that other word, Boekend, mean?

I'm curious as to what Addams is like in real life now.

Really?
Good!

Curiosity should be satisfied.
I like meeting people in Real Life.

We should Do that.
Then you would know what I'm like.

And; I'd know what you are like.
There must be more to you than an old Egyptian Sneeze.

Oh! Hi! Blitz Girl!
Girl with a real name that rings like a bell.

It's Great to have you in the Basement!
You might be able to do a little something with the place.
Let us know what you uncover down here in the simi-dark.
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Postby Yablo » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:21 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:It is colder in Louisville (38.25 N) than Reykjavik (64.13 N). 11F/-12C versus 30F/-1C

Atlantic Currents, yo.


It's been in the mid- to high-40s (F) here in Alaska. It definitely hasn't been a typical winter this year.
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Postby bachaddict » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:05 pm UTC

Addams, you described everyone you met at the conference.
It was very poetic (as usual).
But now I wonder how you would have described you!
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Postby Fractal_Tangent » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:54 am UTC

My boiler's broken. =/ Also, the plumber's here and I am worried that if I keep scrolling down my tumblr feed some boobs or a penis will turn up, don't want him to think I'm looking at porn but I do want to get to the bottom of my tumblr feed.
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Postby bachaddict » Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:55 am UTC

Currently in 13th place out of 43 entries in a LEGO contest. Makes me wish I'd worked on my creation a bit more!
I feel a little sorry for the four entries with no votes, but it's easy to see why they have none :/
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Fractal_Tangent wrote:My boiler's broken. =/ Also, the plumber's here and I am worried that if I keep scrolling down my tumblr feed some boobs or a penis will turn up, don't want him to think I'm looking at porn but I do want to get to the bottom of my tumblr feed.


Plumber has gone, he was talking about his dog who was in the car so I invited the dog in. Dog was adorable.
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Postby Neil_Boekend » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:19 pm UTC

bachaddict wrote:Currently in 13th place out of 43 entries in a LEGO contest. Makes me wish I'd worked on my creation a bit more!
I feel a little sorry for the four entries with no votes, but it's easy to see why they have none :/

Can I ask for a link?
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Postby addams » Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:19 pm UTC

bachaddict wrote:Addams, you described everyone you met at the conference.
It was very poetic (as usual).
But now I wonder how you would have described you!

Good Question.
I was in that room, too.

I was the Old Woman in Black.
In what way was I anything else?

I was interested in the other people.
I studied this Animal. I like them.

What did they see, when they looked at me?
We know what I think. What did they think?

They were an extraordinary bunch.
Did they think I belonged in that room?
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Postby WilliamTheConqueror » Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:29 pm UTC

anybody good at meal planning and stuff? my parents are making me feed myself now so i'm kind of scrambling on what to buy with 15 dollars until i get paid this weekend. :? :?
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Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Postby roband » Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:36 pm UTC

Rice, vegetables and cheap cuts of meat could cover all meals, if you would be happy with that.

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Postby Xenomortis » Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:45 pm UTC

Pizza and ramen noodles? :wink:
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Postby Carlington » Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:53 pm UTC

Combine the two suggestions - vegetables and cheap cuts of meat, and rice makes a good base, or you can use Ramen noodles as a base. Instant Ramen isn't too nutritionally whole on its own, but you can use the noodles and the broth to make something decent for cheap.
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Postby Whizbang » Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:56 pm UTC

If you're willing to go the route, Protein Drinks, like the heavy lifters use, is a very economical way to get calories and macro nutrients. Replace one meal a day with a drink and you'll save time and money, if you can stomach it anyway. Another cheap, and more natural (for various definitions of "natural") method is to just buy chicken in bulk. Chicken is cheap, nutritious, and delicious. A subset of chicken is the egg, so don't forget those. That doesn't address veggies, but between rice and in-season veggies, you should be able to meet your budget(s).

Canned tuna fish is also a cheap source of protein, but you can't have it every day[citation needed].

Pan fried chicken in ramen noodles is actually quite tasty.

Another of my go-to meals is to cook some rice, then throw it in a fry pan with some butter or oil. Break a couple of eggs, stir the yolks into the whites (just enough to get a swirl effect), and pour it over the rice. Add salt and pepper and you got yourself a filling meal for any time of day. Potatoes also work well for this. Boil up the potatoes, slice them, pan-fry them, then break some eggs over them. Yum. Throw in some veggies like onions, spinach, peppers, cauliflower, whatever you have on hand, and you got yourself a nice egg-potato-veggie mess of deliciousness.

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Postby WilliamTheConqueror » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:00 pm UTC

thanks guys!
roband wrote:Rice, vegetables and cheap cuts of meat could cover all meals, if you would be happy with that.


that sounds really good, actually. hopefully there's some on-sale stuff at the grocery store in town!

Xenomortis wrote:Pizza and ramen noodles? :wink:

that's what my mind initially went to, but i also don't want to have a heart attack over the weekend :'))

Carlington wrote:Combine the two suggestions - vegetables and cheap cuts of meat, and rice makes a good base, or you can use Ramen noodles as a base. Instant Ramen isn't too nutritionally whole on its own, but you can use the noodles and the broth to make something decent for cheap.


oh my gosh!!! yes, that's perfect. my dad will do that sometimes with ramen - completely forgoing the "flavor packets" and just adding whatever tasty stuff he can think of to the plain noodles.

seriously though, thanks - this lets up the stress i was just feeling a bunch.

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Whizbang wrote:If you're willing to go the route, Protein Drinks, like the heavy lifters use, is a very economical way to get calories and macro nutrients. Replace one meal a day with a drink and you'll save time and money, if you can stomach it anyway. Another cheap, and more natural (for various definitions of "natural") method is to just buy chicken in bulk. Chicken is cheap, nutritious, and delicious. A subset of chicken is the egg, so don't forget those. That doesn't address veggies, but between rice and in-season veggies, you should be able to meet your budget(s).

Canned tuna fish is also a cheap source of protein, but you can't have it every day[citation needed].

Pan fried chicken in ramen noodles is actually quite tasty.

Another of my go-to meals is to cook some rice, then throw it in a fry pan with some butter or oil. Break a couple of eggs, stir the yolks into the whites (just enough to get a swirl effect), and pour it over the rice. Add salt and pepper and you got yourself a filling meal for any time of day. Potatoes also work well for this. Boil up the potatoes, slice them, pan-fry them, then break some eggs over them. Yum. Throw in some veggies like onions, spinach, peppers, cauliflower, whatever you have on hand, and you got yourself a nice egg-potato-veggie mess of deliciousness.


i could probably eat rice with butter/eggs every day until i died, it's so good. *-*

after school i'm definitely heading to the grocery store, haha! now to make a grocery list.
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Postby roband » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:02 pm UTC

Remember, with cheaper cuts of meat you tend to want to cook them on a lower heat, for longer. Be it chicken thighs vs breast or beef shin vs rump steak. Slow and low.

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Postby Neil_Boekend » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:09 pm UTC

WilliamTheConqueror wrote:anybody good at meal planning and stuff? my parents are making me feed myself now so i'm kind of scrambling on what to buy with 15 dollars until i get paid this weekend. :? :?

Assuming you don't know anything about cooking I'd advise googling for easy recepies and buy the stuff in one that catches your fancy. this site for example

Assuming you know how to cook rice and fry vegetables without drowning them in oil and/or burning the house down:
Curries are usually easy to make. Vegetables (for example part of broccoli, a few bell peppers, an union and 100 gram of leek), tofu or meat (chicken is good, beef works, pork doesn't really work), some curry spices mix, a bit of coconut milk and 100 gr of rice. Increase by a factor 2 if you are a heavy eater like me.
Fry the vegetables and the meat or substitute and add the spice mix and the coconut milk. Let simmer on a low heat while you do the next step. Cook the rice for the time on the package with the same volume in water as the volume in rice. Mix the ingredients.

Alternatively, we have a complete forum about cooking

If you're not experienced you should take your time. An experienced cook will make that curry in 20 minutes but assume an hour at least.
Don't do two things at the same time. Forgetting to turn down your rice while stirring your vegetables and meat smells.
Eat something before cooking. Having a low blood sugar can turn a learning experience into something for the fire department.
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Postby Thesh » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:10 pm UTC

One of my cheap meals is two chicken thighs simmered in tomato sauce for an hour and a half, served over rice cooked in chicken broth. I eat one thigh, and then the next day I have leftovers.
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Postby WilliamTheConqueror » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:19 pm UTC

i'm a pretty okay cook for a 17 year old, i think. i usually make dinner at my house for everyone if my mom's gone.

roband wrote:Remember, with cheaper cuts of meat you tend to want to cook them on a lower heat, for longer. Be it chicken thighs vs breast or beef shin vs rump steak. Slow and low.


:0!!!! i didn't know that this was a thing!

also, curry sounds like a great idea. i have no idea how much coconut milk costs around here, but the little store in town has an "ethnic foods" section that i can look through.

seriously, i can't thank you guys enough. this is super helpful :D :D
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Postby roband » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:21 pm UTC

For curry, I wouldn't go down the coconut milk route, personally. But it's a matter of tastes.

Look up recipes. If this is something you* have time to spend on, it's a brilliant hobby. I regret that I don't cook as much as I used to. Perhaps I can get that to change.
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Postby addams » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:29 pm UTC

Why?
WilliamTheConqueror;
Why are they requiring this of you?

Have you been such a picky eater and noisy complainer
they want you to gain a sense of how hard it is?

It is much more difficult to cook Nutritious Delicious Meals for one than it is to cook for a group.
Of course, xkcd can tell you where the line of diminishing returns is.

For me that line is facing an ungrateful complainer.
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Postby Whizbang » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:30 pm UTC

addams, asking the hard questions.

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Postby WilliamTheConqueror » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:33 pm UTC

addams wrote:Why?
WilliamTheConqueror;
Why are they requiring this of you?

Have you been such a picky eater and noisy complainer
they want you to gain a sense of how hard it is?

It is much more difficult to cook Nutritious Delicious Meals for one than it is to cook for a group.
Of course, xkcd can tell you where the line of diminishing returns is.

For me that line is facing an ungrateful complainer.
Nations and Families often face the same problems.


i'm... not quite sure why they're making me do this, actually. i got into an argument with my mom yesterday on why i should be allowed to make my own clothing choices (because i'm a 17 year old, damnit!), and i think my insistence on being at least semi-independent with my personal choices made them a) angry and b) want me to take care of myself like this because i'm a 17 year old. damnit.

(also, i quite like your avatar! this is the first time i've seen it.)
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Postby roband » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:41 pm UTC

Now's a good time to learn. I only cooked out of jars at that age, and even then only because I wanted meals that my mother refused to cook. It was rare.

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Postby jobriath » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:42 pm UTC

WilliamTheConqueror wrote: b) want me to take care of myself like this because i'm a 17 year old. damnit.

(also, i quite like your avatar! this is the first time i've seen it.)

Housemates who have their stuff together often cook for one another, because like addams says, it's a lot of wasted effort if everyone cooks for themselves. So! Suggest a cooking rota. You cook every Nth meal, where N is the number of independent people in your household.

It's what independent people do! Plus, if you cook horribly enough, they'll quietly forget to remind you it's your day!

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Postby WilliamTheConqueror » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:46 pm UTC

jobriath wrote:
WilliamTheConqueror wrote: b) want me to take care of myself like this because i'm a 17 year old. damnit.

(also, i quite like your avatar! this is the first time i've seen it.)

Housemates who have their stuff together often cook for one another, because like addams says, it's a lot of wasted effort if everyone cooks for themselves. So! Suggest a cooking rota. You cook every Nth meal, where N is the number of independent people in your household.

It's what independent people do! Plus, if you cook horribly enough, they'll quietly forget to remind you it's your day!


that... actually sounds like a good idea!! once my parents have cooled off i'll bring that up as an option. (although there's 9 people in my house, 3 of which are adults. D: that may get expensive quickly)
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Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Postby jobriath » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:00 pm UTC

WilliamTheConqueror wrote:that... actually sounds like a good idea!! once my parents have cooled off i'll bring that up as an option. (although there's 9 people in my house, 3 of which are adults. D: that may get expensive quickly)

Cool!

I was actually thinking of it as a point to raise while they're still angry. Assumed they thought you didn't appreciate what they did for you, etc., hence being angry. The cooking-for-everyone idea shows you're aware that independence doesn't mean a free ride, and that you do intend to give back.

The best sort of strike: an assault on the moral high-ground!

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Postby Quercus » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:10 pm UTC

If sharing the cooking doesn't work for any reason the other option is to cook enough for 3-4 meals, store the leftovers in the fridge and reheat. It doesn't work for fish or seafood, but most other stuff will be fine in the fridge for a few days, as long as it's reheated thoroughly. When I first tried it I thought I'd get bored eating the same thing four days in a row, but actually I don't get bored at all and it saves so much time. I have a load of green bean and potato salad sitting in the fridge at the moment, which I've been having along with smoked mackerel.

Stuff like curries, stews and casseroles actually taste better after a day in the fridge (reheat on the hob or in the oven, not in the microwave - the microwave makes food taste icky).

I have great housemates, but our schedules aren't really compatible with shared meals - one needs to eat by 6pm, which is 3 hours before I start to get hungry (and is often before I am home), and the other is out most evenings.


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