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12:00 AM
just bored, looking for excuses not to work
yrself?
 
I just made an appointment for having my tooth taken care of! Damn wasabi pea. The company is footing the bill.
 
@Jolenealaska I was just wondering because I'd have to do something special to have the yolk not be runny...
@AJHenderson I meant, what if you disagree with SE policy?
 
@Jolenealaska oof, that's a mean pea
 
A lot of people struggle to get a runny yolk and set whites. I dunno. I also flip for over easy, but the sunny-side-up method is foolproof.
Damn thing was hard as a rock. The whole bag is like that.
 
Flip for over easy?
@Jolenealaska Good!
 
12:12 AM
I hate linkedIn and Facebook invitations. NO! I don't wanna! Leave me alone!
 
@Jolenealaska That's a nice tutorial.
I guess maybe I do sometimes put on a lid.
I just do it so rarely, fry eggs.
And your adding water? What is that for? For more even heating? Never heard of that!
 
I fry eggs at least twice a week. Cheap, quick and easy.
 
@Cerberus makes perfect sense to me; nice indirect heat from the steam and all
 
I suppose!
 
darn good trick, though
 
12:18 AM
@Jolenealaska I don't know, I think it is because I prefer boiled or scrambled.
 
The water causes steaming, which makes the whites set faster but doesn't cook the yolk.
 
usually at that point in the morning I'm not capable of operating something as complex as a lid
 
I shall try adding water next time! Just throw it anywhere into the pan?
 
Yep. Just a tiny bit, a tablespoon or less.
Then put the lid on right away.
Gotta go for a while. Cya later!
 
1:08 AM
Bye!
 
 
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2:10 AM
@Cerberus then there isn't a whole lot you can do. You can try and get them changed and one of the other nice things about being a mod is you have a lot more communication with SE employees. Major differences are rare, but there are little differences of opinion regularly enough
but again, it's kind of similar to being a judge. The job is to uphold the policies of the site as set by both SE and the community itself
it doesn't have to be popular or even what you personally believe in
at the end of the day, the #1 reason to be a mod is to see the community flourish, but it is a challenge at times
 
2:42 AM
My computer is making me nuts. Can anyone help me with Firefox? Some stupid program that I have since uninstalled has changed my home page and default search engine. I know this is STUPID, but I can't figure out how to change them back!
Never mind, I got it. Google to the rescue. Life is better now.
Now what the hell does this mean?
 
Hello.
 
And why am I only getting that with Firefox, not with chrome?
 
Hmm.
 
Hi Cerby
 
Can you try going to some other site that is normally secured?
 
2:53 AM
sure
 
Does it give you the same warning for that site?
 
Yep. I can't check my account balance.
I just reset Firefox to default settings 'cause my homepage and default search engines were hijacked.
Now this is happening.
I'm going to reboot. BRB
 
Restoring to default settings sounds wise.
Maybe also do a virus scan of your computer.
That programme you installed sounds sketchy...
 
3:22 AM
@AJHenderson Don't you hate enforcing policy that you think is bad?
 
I've got a piece of malware that I can't seem to get rid of. I've uninstalled everything on the list that is new. Firefox is connecting to secure sites since my reboot though.
 
@Cerberus it's part of the job. Having a policy I disagree with is still better than having chaos
and overall, helping the community work is worth the minor frustrations
you just have to learn to remove yourself emotionally from the situation and evaluate it objectively
not that I do it perfectly every time, but that's the goal
the big thing is that if you believe in the overall system, it's a lot easier to go with minor things you disagree with
beyond a certain point, fighting over something causes more problems than the difference between them makes
 
This is the program that is screwing with me, and I can't find it! "Media_Play_AIR+_1.1."
Got it! It was a sneaky SOB, but it's toast now.
 
3:49 AM
@Jolenealaska Well done! How did you find it?
@AJHenderson Right, but what if you don't believe in major parts of the system?
 
It was in extensions in Chrome. The "help page" that I got to says that I could get to it through the Windows Control Panel. But no, I deleted that program yesterday. It did not delete the extension. They're sneaky.
 
4:14 AM
Horrible!
Have you also done a virus scan?
 
No, I just use the freebie anti-virus from Microsoft. I don't think I've got any way to initiate a scan.
It does a "quick scan" every morning - OH it will let me do a more complete one. I'll do that now.
Scanning
 
4:48 AM
I missed most of the discussion and my phone is almost dead but I completely agree with you re: ELU @Jolenealaska I never feel welcome to post there. The rules are dumb. The obsession with single word requests is very annoying, especially when a troll swing by and bitches about meta every time one comes up.
Ooh and the split between ELU and ELL is... Weird. And serves to add to the stuffy, haughty atmosphere
You clearly don't know enough about this language to ask a question about it. How dare you! Off to the Learners exchange.
As if there is any other kind.
That's like if we had a home cooking stack exchange that we booted new cooks to if their question did not please us.
/$0.02
I think by obsession with single word requests I really mean proliferation.
They allllways become some opinion-based squabble
 
@PrestonFitzgerald Don't you think Cerby would be a great mod!?
 
5:38 AM
I think he could be an excellent mod. I also think it's a thankless "job".
So external motivation can only really get him so far. :P
 
That too.
 
My power came back on. Yay.
 
Have you been in a blackout?
 
5:58 AM
@Cerberus then being a mod probably isn't ideal :)
being a mod isn't for everyone. But if you believe in the objective of stack exchange to have a resource that can have the best possible answers for any question in a field and believe that the general way they go about it is correct, then it can be a very rewarding way to help make that a reality
for me, my main motivation in being a mod is the same as my motivation for participating in the sites in general. I gained a lot of my knowledge from things people shared with me and I want to help build a resource that others can use to learn
 
6:31 AM
@Cerberus The scan detected another nasty bugger I picked up the same day!
 
6:46 AM
@jolenealaska a big storm blew through this evening. Thankfully we were only down for a couple hours.
 
7:09 AM
morning
 
Hi Tall!
 
hey jojo
how goes it
 
I'm asking a ST:TNG question on the SciFi board.
I'm also watching the relevant episode to make sure I don't mess up the question.
I don't even particularly like this episode, but it has always bugged me that they go to 19th century San Francisco in perfect costume, but without means to pay rent, or presumably even eat. I understand not replicating currency, but why not bring gold?
 
Perhaps they did, and the writers thought it too mundane a detail to burden the plot with?
They also don't show them using the toilet...
 
7:26 AM
No, cause they struggle with the landlord 'cause they can't pay the rent. Totally unnecessary, we've already seen Data earn money playing poker. That's plenty money stuff for one episode.
 
hmm
well, second guessing it now is an exercise in futility
 
If they wanted a cute scene about it, them selling gold could have been hysterical. The pretending to be actors to distract the landlord was lame.
 
Otherwise you start to stray into these realms:
 
Tru nuff, just a silly question for the SciFi board.
 
Will they see it that way?
No, they'll form committees and sub-committees and they'll dissect it into tiny pieces
 
7:31 AM
I think it will go over well. They may even have an answer.
Which would be cool.
There is something else about this episode that bugs me, but I can't remember exactly what. Something about Mark Twain.
 
@Jolenealaska the guy who plays him played Deep Throat in The X Files
 
Really? I never made the connection.
 
Jerry Hardin (born November 20, 1929) is an American actor. Hardin has appeared in film and television roles, although he is perhaps best known as the character Deep Throat in the series The X-Files. Born in Texas, Hardin studied acting at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before beginning his acting career in New York. Hardin is married with two children, one of whom is actress Melora Hardin. Early life Jerry Hardin was born in Dallas on November 20, 1929. His father was a rancher, and Jerry spent his youth actively involved with his local church and performing in school plays. He...
what is scary is that I remembered his name without having to Google it
I was a massive X-Files fan
as obsessive as only a teenage geek can be :)
Of course, Gillian Anderson being an absolute babe didn't hurt
 
7:48 AM
That's funny. I was in my 30s.
At least by the end of the show.
 
Oh god
I...I still remember Scully's FBI badge number
 
HA! SAJ would find that very funny!
 
2317616
 
Do you ever watch The Mentalist?
 
for some reason Mulder's badge number was much longer
@Jolenealaska my mother does
 
7:53 AM
John de Lancie just guest starred. I recognized his voice immediately, but he looked so different I wasn't entirely sure until I watched for a good 15 minutes.
He finally made a gesture that was very Qlike.
 
ha, the ol' scene-stealer himself
 
Now Geordi is in San Francisco and no one seems to notice his visor.
Frakes just did a guest starring role on Criminal Minds. He looks better now than he did as Riker. Gray hair suits him. He played a pedophile.
 
8:11 AM
lol
did he still walk with his head to one side?
 
I didn't notice any Rikerisms :)
 
8:24 AM
The end of this episode confuses me. How is an iron filing a binary message?
 
one iron filing?
 
Yep. Stuck in Data's head by Picard. No tools, no fancy technology, he just grabs a sliver of iron off the ground and sticks in in Data's head.
500 years later Data gets the message when his head is reattached.
 
8:40 AM
hmmm
is this Time's Arrow?
 
And there are two heads. In the beginning of the episode a guy shows Data and Picard the severed head. Yes.
So the head that gets reattached isn't really the same head that gets left in the cave. Which is the one that Picard puts the filing in.
I'm double checking now. Yep, there is Data with his head and holding a head.
 
According to Memory Alpha, Picard doesn't put the iron filing in Data's head, he uses it to program a message into Data's circuitry.
 
Aha. So Picard speaks binary huh? Cool!
 
and apparently the most advanced positronic brain in the known galaxy is easily tweakable with any bit of conductive metal you have lying around
perhaps Noonien Soong built in a special Base Metal Programmable Message Patch into Data's head, y'know, just in case
 
Taps it out like Morse code! Neato! I'm still struggling with the two heads thing.
 
8:52 AM
I'm more concerned with Crusher being surprised at all the cholera victims because 'it isn't that virulent'
What?!
 
prexactly
once it's in the water supply, look out
 
I don't think Mark Twain drank a lot of bottled water.
My favorite Dr Crusher line: "He's exhausted!"
 
I like how 99% of problems in the future can be solved just by retuning the frequency of a phaser and/or the deflector
The equivalent today would be reboring all your rifles with a different caliber
 
Do you place the "He's exhausted" line?
 
8:58 AM
Or switching to Android
@Jolenealaska it rings a bell
 
It comes right after, "Sleep, Data, sleep"
Which comes right after Riker ordering Wesley to ram the Borg ship.
We don't have time for bimbo babbling!
 
At least the female crewmembers didn't have skirts
well, after Roddenberry the Slightly Mental popped his clogs anyway
 
I'm just glad they didn't continue with the men in miniskirts.
That's just wrong!
 
9:59 AM
It's real velour...
 
10:10 AM
Good old Zapp
He has a very sexy learning disability - sexlexia
 
 
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4:51 PM
I'm totally fine if a small place like a food truck can't add or remove items from their dishes on request... but at least have the guts to say "no" rather than tell me yes and then not do it :(
I'd rather order something else than be in pain
 
 
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9:56 PM
Aww that sucks!
@Yamikuronue What was in it, nuts? Dairy?
 
10:16 PM
Siracha
 
Sriracha is definitely something you either really want or really don't.
 
Everything in this particular truck had it, and everything in the next truck over had chipotle sauce. I decided to ask if they can leave it off and got a smile and a "sure" and a sandwich with siracha mayo on it
I then determined that I cannot, in fact, taste Siracha. I could taste everything else in the sandwich, and then a searing pain on my tongue that I figure was the sauce :(
 
Maybe he misheard and thought you said extra?
 
doubtful, but possible
I think the message just didn't get to the assembly-person (there's generally three people: an order-taker, a cook, and one who assembles things on buns/in tacos and hands them out)
 
10:51 PM
Hmm what is Siracha?
A very hot pepper?
A very hot sauce?
 
It's spicy, it's a Thai sauce.
Most common brand in US:
Here's a recipe to give you an idea: seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/02/…
I love it and use it on just about everything. I'll go through a 28oz bottle every month, but I'm a total chili head. It's definitely hot enough to cause pain to some people. Putting a spoonful of it in your mouth would be about equivalent to chewing a big bite of jalapeno.
 
11:09 PM
Ohh I think this has been explained to me before.
 
I'd like to try making it with a mix of peppers including Thai bird and other notorious red peppers.
 
11:44 PM
Ohh scary!
 
11:54 PM
My next project:
Torte Milanese!
 
Leave it to you guys to make me hungry. Now I want to go out and buy a bottle of sirracha and drown myself in it.
 
(I just watched an episode of Baking with Julia)
 
!
Did I tell you that my pepin spree has given way to Julia?
 
I'm going to play with the ingredients a bit, especially the cheese. I want the perfect cheese.
I really enjoyed the shows they did together.
 

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