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by mr_a500
Today, 18:42
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread

andrewjoy wrote:
Today, 17:02
That Hitler car is blocking the view of the beautiful beach !
Yeah, Hitler cars will do that.

Here's a picture of a Hitler car blocking a view of Hitler.
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by mr_a500
Today, 10:14
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread

For the seagull picture, I would blur and darken the background more as it is busy and bright. The seagull should be brightened to bring out the feather details with a vignette blur to bring focus to it. Yes, I agree about brightening the seagull. As I said, it needs shadow highlights. And it's int...
by mr_a500
Today, 03:37
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread

What about this little guy?
little guy on bicycle.JPG
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...or this guy here?
dark guy on bumper.JPG
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by mr_a500
Today, 03:01
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread

Before anybody questions the bright colours - yes, it's autumn in Canada and those bright reds, oranges and yellows are real - and the early morning sun is highlighting it.
by mr_a500
Today, 02:38
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 351

The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread

I thought I'd start a thread about photography. It would be nice to be able to post a photo and ask real photographers (or people who pretend to be real photographers) their opinion about if the posted photo absolutely sucks or not. I won't (and I hope others don't) take it personally if the photos ...
by mr_a500
Yesterday, 16:30
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: House mites (Glycyphagus domesticus) - Anyone else had them?
Replies: 23
Views: 572

Re: House mites (Glycyphagus domesticus) - Anyone else had them?

Soylent green is people!

When I eat people, I prefer the unprocessed free range kind. It's better for you and much tastier.
by mr_a500
Yesterday, 13:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Industrial Design student needs help with a short, anonymous survey!
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Industrial Design student needs help with a short, anonymous survey!

For your question "What factor was the biggest driver to you getting your first mechanical keyboard?", you should have something like "It came with the computer". There was a time when nearly every computer came with a mechanical keyboard. I never even saw a non-mechanical keyboard until the 90's. (...
by mr_a500
Yesterday, 03:24
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: House mites (Glycyphagus domesticus) - Anyone else had them?
Replies: 23
Views: 572

Re: House mites (Glycyphagus domesticus) - Anyone else had them?

I take it they never try to infest your foodstuffs? Just a general nuisance? They don't go anywhere near my food, just to the windows or the brightest light source. At least that's one good thing. If these were the kind of flies that land on food, I'd go berserk, grab a machine gun and trash the pl...
by mr_a500
Yesterday, 01:17
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: House mites (Glycyphagus domesticus) - Anyone else had them?
Replies: 23
Views: 572

Re: House mites (Glycyphagus domesticus) - Anyone else had them?

These aren't the regular green blowflies that live off rotting meat or piles of shit. No, these bastards don't eat anything. They just look for a warm spot to spend the winter. They can squeeze into little tiny gaps and work their way to the attic, then come down through any little microscopic openi...
by mr_a500
15 Oct 2019, 23:44
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 5876

Re: The Deskthority Cooking Thread

by mr_a500
15 Oct 2019, 23:02
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: House mites (Glycyphagus domesticus) - Anyone else had them?
Replies: 23
Views: 572

Re: House mites (Glycyphagus domesticus) - Anyone else had them?

I came here to read about house mites, but the posts are missing. What happened? I'm not sure about house mites, but I've got a severe problem with motherfucking cluster flies. I'd never even heard of the bastards before I moved to this place. They invade my house in fall and come out all winter lon...
by mr_a500
15 Oct 2019, 18:46
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 5876

Re: The Deskthority Cooking Thread

My cheap Ikea knife is as sharp as those expensive knives. The only difference is how often you need to sharpen. Unless you are a chef and do lots of cutting, you don't need an expensive one. Oh yes, I do. I need an expensive one. I want to be able to look down at my knife and say, "Holy shit! This...
by mr_a500
15 Oct 2019, 11:57
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 5876

Re: The Deskthority Cooking Thread

I got this one just today. Had to take some photographs as I guess it is not stainless and will change its looks soon. A colleague of mine got it from Tokyo for me. I explicitly ordered a traditional model and, as he told me, the shopkeeper pretended asking: why this one? Waiting for it for six wee...
by mr_a500
15 Oct 2019, 11:41
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 5876

Re: The Deskthority Cooking Thread

Have you seen the Youtube series on Glen&Friends Cooking about cracking the recipe? Thanks for the link. I'll check it out. The description was interesting because it confirms my timeline for when Kentucky Fried Chicken started to suck. It was still good in Canada up until the early 80's. What I di...
by mr_a500
15 Oct 2019, 01:38
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 5876

Re: The Deskthority Cooking Thread

Vienna woods autumn Dal in the pot: water, salt, 1/2 buillon cube red lentil potatoes pascal celery Pattypan (Schwoughksie) Squash in the pan: olive oil onions garlic rocotillo chili Curry Tree Herb Cumin seed Cinnamon Onion Seeds Garam Masala Curry Madras powder Turmeric powder Nutmeg Neapolitan s...
by mr_a500
10 Oct 2019, 03:43
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 5876

Re: The Deskthority Cooking Thread

I bet most people wouldn't be able to identify the food in this picture:
Korean food.jpg
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by mr_a500
10 Oct 2019, 00:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Best replacement foam for keytronic foam and foil switches
Replies: 11
Views: 888

Re: Best replacement foam for keytronic foam and foil switches

I bought a set of the TexElec pads for my Victor 9000 - mostly because I am very lazy and didn't want to go through the tedium of making pads myself. So I was very happy that somebody did all that work for me and at a very reasonable cost. The replacement pads worked perfectly 100% on the very first...
by mr_a500
09 Oct 2019, 20:51
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 5876

Re: The Deskthority Cooking Thread

Brine, eh? What spices? (...are they secret?) :mrgreen: I used to marinate chicken, usually in white wine (...and secret spices), wasting time and money. I found out it makes no difference because chicken at the grocery store is now soaked in water to increase the weight (and cost) of the chicken. M...
by mr_a500
09 Oct 2019, 19:18
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 5876

Re: The Deskthority Cooking Thread

I made "Kentucky fried chicken", using the secret (not so secret now) 11 spices recipe of the original. fried chicken.JPG Here's the recipe: 2/3 tablespoon salt 1/2 tablespoon thyme 1/2 tablespoon basil 1/3 tablespoon oregano 1 tablespoon celery salt 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon dried must...
by mr_a500
09 Oct 2019, 19:02
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 5876

Re: The Deskthority Cooking Thread

That is one hell of a strange looking apple pie. I would have thought that was an extra large batch of green play dough.

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by mr_a500
09 Oct 2019, 16:08
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22697
Views: 1298233

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

:lol:
by mr_a500
09 Oct 2019, 15:52
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22697
Views: 1298233

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

JP! wrote:
09 Oct 2019, 15:48
Haha. Well I'd pay at least $355 for your APL beam spring + shipping :lol:
OK deal! But shipping will be $2000. (...plus shipping)
by mr_a500
09 Oct 2019, 15:33
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 5876

Re: The Deskthority Cooking Thread

Nice knife! I've got a Wüsthof Classic knife. qhdWcKTUZrk It was super-sharp when I got it, quite capable of killing those pesky ninja zombies or flying cows, but now it's so dull I couldn't even kill a bowl of jello. I've tried sharpening with files (not computer files, the metal kind), but it does...
by mr_a500
09 Oct 2019, 15:22
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22697
Views: 1298233

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Holy crap! $355 US! That's more than I paid for my APL beam spring! At least the shipping would have been super cheap - even for Canada (which is very unusual). It was only $17.25 to Canada, instead of the current shipping price of $80-100. Well I'm glad somebody here got it, so we can see some nice...
by mr_a500
07 Oct 2019, 15:04
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1724
Views: 147934

Re: Post your desktop.

This is usually how I get my swords:
Yeah, it's a hassle galloping across the countryside and opening crypts, but it's the bone crunching that makes it all worthwhile.
by mr_a500
05 Oct 2019, 23:06
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1724
Views: 147934

Re: Post your desktop.

@ vometia:
I like your style. I need a bookcase like that. I've just got a cheap piece of junk that I got free.
room.jpg
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I like to use Blade Runner style lighting.
by mr_a500
02 Oct 2019, 21:21
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22697
Views: 1298233

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Gah! I wanted to try for that TI keyboard! Oh well, I guess I'm doomed.
by mr_a500
02 Oct 2019, 16:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3804
Views: 213109

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

The font looks like Maxi-Switch / SMK vintage linear.
by mr_a500
02 Oct 2019, 16:28
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Computers and Privacy in 1981
Replies: 18
Views: 738

Re: Computers and Privacy in 1981

Even with all services turned off, your exact location can be determined at all times. That's one of the things that freaks me out.

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