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    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    I actually am kinda lost at the moment. I looked back on last few pages. Did they get it or not?
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    The most special people

    Still Lubs you Hulkster. It's like Love, but in a manly way. The balls don't touch. or something. I dunno. Maybe they do. And that's the charm. SWING LOW! SWEET CHARIOT! Lubs you.
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    Encroaching dystopia

    This is gonna sound silly, but give it a shot. Next time it's acting iffy, try holding the card by the edges and hold it towards the scanner. Don't touch anything but the edges. Reason: Cards often work off a loop of copper. Sometimes they're really crap and just your body (thumb/finger) in the way is enough to interrupt the signal. Sometimes it's just purely because the coil windings are so shit that they can't form a good circuit and some readers are just good enough to pick up a shit signal (in which case, get a new card) But seriously. Try holding card by edges and see if it makes a difference next time. Remove your skin and body from the antenna circuit. AD
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    Coffee... Bacon... COFFEE BACON!

    It's just a damn shame I don't live closer to you or vice versa Devere. I love my charcuterie and have troubles finding people to team up with. Often doing charcuterie is a team game. Even if it's just for sanity. Ah well. I'll find someone that can eat it and enjoy making it (Wife can't eat it unfortunately. Well the bacon she can. But the other stuff sets of a medical condition. Blah) AD
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    Trust issues not helping me move on.

    Not qualified or experienced to give the advice. So Here I GO. (In for a penny in for a pound!) 1) Have you talked to her about the trust issues? Why you maybe like this? 2) Have you signed a pre-nup or similar? Would that help with your mental wellbeing knowing that you'd be secure if there was a legal document there supporting you? AD
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    Coffee... Bacon... COFFEE BACON!

    You have a fridge? You can dry meat. It just requires more effort. For example, my technique which I'll keep vague because I don't have my recipe book in front of me to give exact measurements. Mix sodium nitrate, salt (pure, non-iodized) and brown sugar in appropriate ratios. Get rindless pork belly and rub mixture onto it Seal in bag (vacuum is best, but I use a double zip-lock freezer bag. Submerge in water to squeeze out most of air and then seal, whilst being careful not to get water inside the bag) Massage the bag thoroughly. Put in fridge. Every day, take bag out, massage rub into pork belly and turn over. Do for 5 days or so (depending on thickness of porkbelly) Remove from bag. Wash THOROUGHLY with clean running water. Pat dry. Put in fridge again overnight. Cold smoke. Slice Take portions you will use in short-term and put in fridge and put rest in freezer, slices separated by baking paper. Local temperature/humidity has little input. If you have to hotsmoke, then slice it all up, and don't freeze, but share it around with your mates. Put in fridge and eat within 4 - 5 days. AD
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    Coffee... Bacon... COFFEE BACON!

    I'm definitely going to give Coffee Bacon a go (My wife may not be so keen as she doesn't like coffee). Have to ask Devere.. Many books by Ruhlman on your bookshelf? I've got 2. Also as an aside. Saw your signature. And damn.. That was so temptingly close to what I could read. (I'm learning Irish. Your signature is Scottish. So close. It makes me think about how much trade there must have been for so many similarities in language yet their own differences) Dave
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    Coffee... Bacon... COFFEE BACON!

    Hmmmm. Got me very tempted. I love making bacon. (Not like that. Well. Yeah like that too. But not in public). For those people that want a smoker: An easy way to 'hot smoke' (do small batches if you do this, it doesn't keep long) is to get a foil tray (You know those ones you can get from the shops that are about 4" x 6") Get wood dust from a fishing shop. Get dust (it looks like sawdust) not chips or pellets! Chips are too big and this won't work well. Put a fistful of that in the tray. On your bbq, light ONE burner only on the far side over a grill for preference. Set it on high and keep it there til the dust starts smoking, drop the heat down to low flame (you may need to tweak it higher, but start low and work upwards). Put green bacon onto a cake rack on the other side of the bbq. As far from flame as possible. Close the lid on the bbq. Do a hot smoke. Have a meat thermometer and hot smoke until the core temp of bacon reaches 65C. If smoke starts to run out, throw another fistful of dust in the tray. It'll take about an hour for 500gm->1kg (around. Depends on bbq) I now have a vertical smoker, so this is kinda moot for me. But it's how I started with making bacon. And very important tips: 1) Do *NOT* use iodized salt for your rub/cure. It will leave a feral taste in cured meats. 2) Refrigeration is important. Temperatures are critical. If you don't do it right, you can create botulism flavoured pork. Don't mess around if you're not going to be serious about hygiene. /waves at Devere! Love the recipe. Going to give it a go methinks. Maybe in another 2 or 3 weeks. AD
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    Wrapped up like a douche

    Cheese and Rice! I mean Jesus Christ! My favourite Mondegreen has always been in Hallelujah. "I remember when I moved in you, and the holy DUCK was moving too!" AD
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    What's on your mind?

    When I worked the industry, the biggest source of loss was the Horsies. Now, the biggest pain point is poker machines. This is true. I have no doubt there. But with horsies, someone can sink $100k in a single bet. You can't do that on a pokie. But with pokies, it tends to be those that don't have $100k to sink. So it hits them hardest. Money definitely leaves Australia. Macau really benefits. I'll leave it there. ------------------------------------------------------------ Fiddling around with a Raspberry Pi and creating a pihole. Quite frankly, their instructions are shithouse. Whoever wrote them should stick to engineering, no technical writing. No I won't volunteer. Unless they offer me $150k/year. AD
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    Are we ready for war?

    https://qz.com/1364947/more-than-300000-refugees-have-now-found-jobs-in-germany/ Oh the agony of filling the 1.2million vacancies. AD
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    My leg and the last 2 months

    Not sure about that last line. My mother would have hated to have some doctor to pander to her when she was battling (and lost to) cancer. She didn't want fluffy and sunshines and rainbows. She wanted a hard arse bastard that hated cancer as much as her. She wanted someone to treat the cancer. Not her. I'd feel the same way. AD
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    What's on your mind?

    41 snuck in quietly. I got to sleep in. AD
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    What's on your mind?

    Hit 41 the other day. It was a lovely birthday. The gifts were thoughtful. I did have to tell my wife what to get. But we'll get to that in a second. I got the Monster Manual (D&D 5e) Bunnings Gift Vouchers. (They know me) an eftpos voucher A Raspberry Pi 3. The Bunnings vouchers have come to good effect already. Bunnings vouchers are always happy. The Monster manual I love. Even if I don't play D&D with it (Which I will). The day spent sitting with my son and going through it was most amazing. Best birthday present ever. Raspberry pi 3? Well. MY brother knows me. This is going to become a pihole. I look forwards to it. But Fenn's gift to me. She got me the Monster Manual. But. She wants to get me an armchair. And I was a bit 'huh? Why?' But then I paid attention to what I was doing. I kept dragging my computer chair to near my fishtank to read. So why not a computer chair. I never noticed I did this. Fenn did. So this weekend, we go and get me an armchair. AD
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    I tried to learn to speak Yiddish once. The only thing I can remember is how to say "I'm sorry, I didn't hear you. Could you repeat it?" In Yiddish it's "WHaaaaatttttt?" AD