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tla  ·  3030 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Favorite recipes?

I wouldn't say plain (english) scones are savory. They're neutral like bread. A plain scone that you top with jam and cream isn't really savory. But you can just as easily use them the way Americans use biscuits because they aren't typically sweet either.

Damn you, now I want scones.

tla  ·  3030 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Warning signs for "blocked/filtered poster ahead"

Not a game.

People getting to make posts accusing other users of being pedophiles and rapists as retaliation to being called out for shitty behavior isn't a game. This is what is happening. Bad behavior here has escalated this far and it's not getting better by waiting.

And since here's no hope of that stuff being removed from the site so I would like to be able to avoid having to see it.

tla  ·  3030 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Warning signs for "blocked/filtered poster ahead"

If you see their name. Do you see the OP name in your comments sidebar on your user page?

tla  ·  3030 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Warning signs for "blocked/filtered poster ahead"

I'd expect it to be opt in yes.

tla  ·  3030 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are the topics you wish were discussed more on Hubski?

It's not spam. It's original content. If you start trying to hock your wares here we might reconsider. Also if you start spewing linkbait or content mill junk.

The #art tag is for art. Put art there. :P

tla  ·  3030 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are the topics you wish were discussed more on Hubski?

It was a generic public comment, not directed at you.

tla  ·  3030 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What freedom of speech isn't

    Why do I need to convince grendel of anything?

So he'll fuck off and stop shitting the place up. He isn't going away because he thinks his echo chamber of followers love him. He loves the echo chamber he's building. He thinks he's accepted because people in his echo chamber of followers and people who he hasn't muted tell him he is. Literally. And then they go outside his echo chamber all inspired by him to protest feminism and black lives matter and explain how white man is the most oppressed.

Containing a toxic spill isn't possible if people walk through it.

This is a social problem with a social solution. But we are attempting to rely on technology instead, and it's backfiring.

    like you should have done a long time ago

We can filter? Wow why didn't anyone say so... oh, wait, they did. I did filter him. I've said so before. Repeatedly.

He's been filtered since the day I made a hubski account. But I still can't escape his shit.

He keeps showing up ANYWAY.

("Hmm, I don't remember that thread" click "FFFFUUUUUUUUU").

He keeps showing up when I look at people's user pages and look at their recent comments and end up on his threads; OP doesn't get listed in "crafty · link · parent · +! · post: What freedom of speech isn't"

He keeps showing up on community when people telling him off gets upvoted. OP also doesn't show up in "kleinbl00 · link · parent · +! · post: It's a White Man's Internet"

He keeps getting in my way because all y'all keep giving him the attention he's trolling for.

The latest one I didn't even have to click on the thread, I just went to the community page. The title was enough. And I also already knew what it was about because I saw the triggering conversation in my chatter.

Don't. Blame. ME.

Why should I have to not click on links on hubski because it might be a stealth blocked person? It's kinda defeating the point, yo.

I keep mentioning all this. I don't blame the hubski team for not keeping up, there are a lot of issues to deal with. I mentioned it all back a month ago and was told to just wait it out. I've mentioned it since. I mentioned it the other day. I get told it can't be fixed if I don't mention it. Sure when I do mention it I get thanked and that's nice. But I also get shit piled on me in the most amazingly condescending way, and told I'm fucking lazy, or told to be quiet and wait it out. Doge forbid I get angry about it. No wonder others are nervous about pointing stuff out.

Get off my back.

    I don't recommend the internet to friends

Nice strawman.

I can't recommend hubski as a chimpire-free alternative to reddit when it is heading for the exact same problem. It only takes one Cat Piss Man to ruin a place this small, and ours is malicious to boot. It's literally killing my experience of hubski, why would I invite others to experience the same?

And you. You're part of that experience. Congrats.

tla  ·  3030 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "Get Well Soon, 8bit!"

No you can fix it by backing off.

tla  ·  3030 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's a White Man's Internet

Radicalization of the political right, Stormfront, Reddit, Gamergate...

Yeah, it's not gone, or going. It's evolving.

Thinking that it's on the down and saying that one should stop bothering to deal with it because it's going to go away is a dangerous way to think. There lies normalization.

tla  ·  3030 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How and why did you become committed?

    Note carefully this sentence -- It's a contract job. They have NO commitment to you.

Not to mention that companies in general expect unfaltering loyalty from staff, but rarely show any loyalty to staff, even permanent staff.

tla  ·  3030 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Stephen Colbert Shares Why He Thinks Women Should Be in Charge of Everything: Glamour.com

Is it September yet?

looks at calendar


tla  ·  3030 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How long does it take you to prepare dinner everyday?

Ok, 1 cup of red lentils to about 4 cups of water should give you 3 or 4 meal sized servings.

I use powdered cumin/clove and fresh cilantro. I freehand it but go for at least a teaspoon of cumin and a pinches or two of ground clove. Or just use a garam masala mix. Honestly the spices are just a guide, I vary it all the time. Sometimes it has garlic and ginger too.

Go with as much onion as you want, I usually use a whole small one. Puree half with the tomato so it adds to the sauce but keep half of it in coarsely chopped or in strips and brown that in some oil, then add the spice powders, stir a minute and then throw in the water, bay leaf, cilantro and lentils.

And it's pretty good served with fresh chopped tomato on top too.

You can build upon this quite easily too. Your imagination is your limit.

tla  ·  3030 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's a White Man's Internet

And it's not because every man does this, or every white person does this.

But eventually you will find those who do, because they'll fucking gravitate towards you so they can.

tla  ·  3031 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hearthstone? Anybody?

Also, murloc decks are hilarious.

tla  ·  3031 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's a White Man's Internet

Put the tone argument away. What he's posted is not unrealistic, and you don't get to dismiss it as that because of its tone.

    There are places like Ireland that are full of angry white men that have been horribly mistreated

By White Men, right?

    look up what Shaka Zulu did

Of course non-white societies have disputes too. How is that proving anything here? All I'm hearing is "What about the black on black violence, huh?"

It doesn't prove that "It's a white man's world" is Americentric or historically blind. Racial segregation wasn't Americentric. Racial inequality in western societies today isn't Americentric.

    They're shallow, closed minded, insular, pedantic, and self-centered.

The self-centered angry white man is ambitious. The insular angry white man is strategic. The closed minded angry white man is focused. The shallow angry white man is discerning. The pedantic angry white man is someone who pays attention to detail. These are the traits that are framed as beneficial.

Angry women are clearly at that time of the month. Not to mention vain (shallow), defensive (closed minded), cliquey (insular), naggy (pedantic) and manipulative (self-centered).


Why would you do that...

tla  ·  3031 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's a White Man's Internet

    I have no research or human behavior education to base this on. It's just me speculating out loud.

There are people here who act as evidence, so there's that.

tla  ·  3031 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's a White Man's Internet

I'm not surprised. But I can't sympathize.

tla  ·  3031 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How long does it take you to prepare dinner everyday?

20 minutes upwards, depending on what and whether I get distracted.

Some of our staples are:

Risotto marinara

  I use about 3/4 of a cup of a regular pasta sauce from the store, some diced onion, a dash of balsamic, some wine and water as needed.
  Throw in some chopped mushrooms or spinach or whatever.
  About 35 minutes
Squash and blue cheese risotto

  About a cup of cubed fresh whole squash, seeded and peeled.
  Squash is sauteed in wine and stock from paste until it's tender, then mashed
  Added to rice with diced onion, more wine, some vege stock from paste and a bit of grated parmesan.
  Stir blue cheese through before serving.
  About 50 minutes
Bell peppers stuffed with a Mediterranean pilaf type thing

  Rice, beans, sundried tomatoes, chopped walnuts, olives, oregano, salt and pepper.
  Then it's spooned into halved peppers that roasted while I sauteed
  Top with blue cheese crumbles, and baked more until the cheese browns a little.
  About 45 minutes
Burrito bowls

  Puree up some onion with a bit of chipotle in adobo from a jar, some cumin, cilantro, oregano, pepper, salt. 
  Throw in a pot with canned beans and about a cup of water and a bay leaf, boil until saucy beans happen.
  Cook rice, drain, stir in lime juice and olive oil.
  Slice up some onion and bell peppers. Sautee them with oregano, salt and pepper until browned.
  Make guacamole, thaw some corn, cut up some lettuce and tomato.
  About 1hr
Dum aloo

  Chop potatoes, par cook and then shallow fry until golden.
  Heat oil with ginger paste and ground cinnamon, fennel, chili, clove and cardamom.
  Throw in potatoes, coat, stir in coconut milk and some water, stir until thickened.
  About 40 minutes.

  I cheat and use a sauce from the store on whatever veggies I have around.
  About 30 minutes.

  Red lentils cooked in a broth of onion, a fresh tomato, jalapeno, cumin, clove, cilantro, salt, and bay leaf.
  Stir in some spinach or shredded kale.
  About 20 minutes.
Ginger and black pepper stirfry

  Random veggies sauteed until tender
  Stirred into a thickened sauce of ginger, garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce, a little sugar and cracked black pepper.
  About 30 minutes.
Feel free to ask for more detailed versions of the instructions.