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cgod  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pour one out for the Steam Controller, now on closeout sale for just $5 plus shipping

I have one and don't care for it much.

cgod  ·  18 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Rep. Adam Schiff’s full closing statement in Hill and Holmes hearing

Chance of impeachment at this point is 1 in 10.

Pompeo is going to be in for a rough ride in his Senate bid.

It will be interesting to see how Jim Jordan's presence on the committee and his alleged protection of a serial sex assaulter mix in his reelection bid.

I think the real game is for who wins the Senate and Presidency in the next election.

I think there will be some damaging revelations in Trumps financial documents in the case currently going to the SCOTUS or he wouldn't have worked so hard to keep the information private. Will we see that information? I hope so but we might have to wait for a leak.

cgod  ·  18 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 20, 2019

Let me know how that goes if ya get your hands on some.

I'm curious.

cgod  ·  18 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 20, 2019

I've been getting a few calls a month asking if I carry "White Coffee," which I don't and have no curiosity about. I'm sure it's a coffee fad that will mostly be forgotten in a few years.

A guy comes in the shop today with super excited eyes and asks if I have "White Coffee!"

"Nope, this is a traditional shop that eschews coffee fadism."

"Well I brought my own! Will you prepare it for me?"

I'd never seen it or tasted it, so what the fuck "I guess so."

He hands me a bag that looks like a bag of Bob's Red Mill white cornmeal, it smells like rancid coffee and something else that I still can't identify.

I make it pourover. It absorbs no water, it doesn't de-gass in anyway at all. I make sure to over extract it a bit to have a little left over to taste.

I chat with the guy a bit "I hate regular coffee, but I love this." Normally when someone says "I hate coffee!" I respond with "Well, you've come to the wrong place!" but I've had just about the shittiest week and didn't have it in me.

It smelled worse extracting than it does just sitting there. The flavor was acrid and grassy.

"I'm never doing this for you again sir, I don't ever want to smell this smell again."

I refused payment but suggested that if wanted he could drop a dollar in the jar.

Is "White Coffee" as bad as it seems? I love coffee but really hate fad bullshit coffee, I'm pretty sure that I wouldn't like the legendary good "White Coffee," but who knows.

cgod  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 357th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

I've listened to this track too many times to count but never checked out the channel it was on.

I'm gonna change that tomorrow.

cgod  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 357th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

I'm pretty sure I also heard this in my dad's car when I was a kid.

cgod  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "Why We Sleep" Is Riddled with Scientific and Factual Errors

I appreciated the piece quite a bit, thank you.

I can't sleep past seven hours anymore and am comfortable if I only get six.

I suppose I've felt vaguely guilty that I don't sleep more than I do after hearing many pop science news stories. This eases a bit of worry.

I wasn't all that worked up about it, I just always feel like I should really try and get more sleep and and am a little disappointed in myself when I have the chance to put in those golden eight hours and instead pop out of bed to make some eggs and toast.

I was going to do what I was going to do regardless of what anyone said so I don't care which of you is doling out the coins of truth, happy to just have some peace of mind.

cgod  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Even Researchers Were Shocked By How Tough Life Is For Sanitation Workers

19 workers doesn't seem like a very big sample. I'm not trying to say that things are probably better than they are being presented, I'm just saying for a ground breaking look at the lives of sanitation workers, this isn't very comprehensive.

cgod  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Open Thread: Impeachment Hearings

The Lawfare podcast condenses testimony down to the pertinent lines of questioning (takes out the repetitive stuff and the grandstanding). It's a great way to hear a reasonably long form summery of the testimony.

cgod  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Open Thread: Impeachment Hearings

Look at swing state polls and see if you still feel as optimistic.

cgod  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 3, 2019

Composite might be garbage or you might just have gotten a dud.

I know other people who've bought a top of the line instrument and for some unknowable reason that particular unit was stillborn.

A professional woodwind player who comes in the shop told me about his friend who purchased a $10,000 flute that is a model everyone who's played it says is awesome but which for that particular instrument sounded like student level garbage.

But maybe composite is trash. The first guitar I owned was an ovation (rounded fiberglass backed) which I received for Christmas. Holy hell did that fiberglass back make it sound terrible.

cgod  ·  29 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 356th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

You might have found the best solution for your situation.

Before my wife moved to management out of production she had a click intensive job and her hands were killing her.

She's an advanced user for her field and she had mastered every shortcut and wrote a lot of macros but it wasn't enough, she still racked up tons of clicks a day.

She started using a foot pedal on her main work station and it helped a lot.

You might have tried it or it might not be a viable solution for your use case but it saved her a great deal of pain.

your loss.

cgod  ·  32 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Trump's Economy is Historically Good for Minorities

Well that's damn interesting.

I don't think anyone who is strongly for or against him would believe it.

It's fantastic!

The allegation seems too far out to be readily believed but if it proves to be true it's going to be a wild ride.