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Postposted on Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:21 pm

You really, really, really need to get another job. Low pay, high stress, working with the public, no job security, rotating bosses....why are you still there?


Mostly because we have a kid on the way (like, within the next 2 weeks--due on Thanksgiving, but my wife is having either false or pre labor right now) and I want ot keep benefits and paid time off. I plan to start hunting while on paternity leave.
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Postposted on Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:43 pm

Vrock wrote:Geez, you sure the Subaru isn't a German designed car?

Even the Germans aren't that bad.

That's the FRENCH that are that bad.
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Postposted on Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:42 pm

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Vrock wrote:Geez, you sure the Subaru isn't a German designed car?

Even the Germans aren't that bad.

That's the FRENCH that are that bad.

OK, I could take the German hack. The French hack is just too far. In a survey of reliability, comparing Subaru to Peugeot, Renault, and Citroen??
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Postposted on Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:52 pm

I'm actually being literal that the French are exactly that bad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXCZ2v-nIF4

(Of course, he did the RIGHT bulb on the Golf, and on VWs, the left bulb tends to be harder to get at. But still, the worst you have to do is remove the battery.)

Hell, assuming the screws haven't rusted, I can swap both FIXTURES on a Mk4 Golf faster than a bulb swap on the Megane. (The fiddly bits are reinstalling the bumper and the hood release lever that pops out when you lift the hood.)
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Postposted on Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:11 pm

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Postposted on Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:47 am

JBI wrote:Just found out last week that the business unit I work for (currently part of a privately held company) is being sold off to the US division of a multi-national corporation that is headquartered in France.


ooooh can I guess?
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Postposted on Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:06 am

Glorious wrote:
JBI wrote:Just found out last week that the business unit I work for (currently part of a privately held company) is being sold off to the US division of a multi-national corporation that is headquartered in France.

ooooh can I guess?

If you want. :wink:

While I tend not to discuss who I currently work for here, I haven't really made an attempt to keep it a secret either. Anyone with average or above search engine skills can probably figure out where I work and who just bought us...
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Postposted on Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:31 am

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Postposted on Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:10 pm

So I think I have officially developed a love for whiskey. It started with Jameson, but now I've added Maker's Mark to my cabinet.

However, I was dissapointed by Johnnie Walker. I would still like to find a Scotch, so does anyone have a suggestion?

I would also be open to other whiskey suggestions.
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Postposted on Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:28 pm

Wild Turkey is god's gift to taste buds. It's a little stronger than Maker's, especially if you drink the real stuff (80 proof is just watered down more than 101 proof, but made with the same process), but it's also got so much more malt flavor. Buffalo Trace is alright too, but I've found that I haven't had a premium bourbon that I liked enough to justify the premium over good old Wild Turkey. (Stay away from Four Roses, the stuff is drain cleaner for $40 a bottle.)

On the scotch side, I like the Glenmorangie, but that may be because I haven't had enough Scotch to know better. Seems like bhtooefr and the other scotch drinkers on the board are big on Laphroig. If you wandered over to the "what are you drinking" thread, you'd probably be able to get some good advice.
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Postposted on Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:44 pm

grantmeaname wrote:Wild Turkey is god's gift to taste buds. It's a little stronger than Maker's, especially if you drink the real stuff (80 proof is just watered down more than 101 proof, but made with the same process), but it's also got so much more malt flavor. Buffalo Trace is alright too, but I've found that I haven't had a premium bourbon that I liked enough to justify the premium over good old Wild Turkey. (Stay away from Four Roses, the stuff is drain cleaner for $40 a bottle.)

On the scotch side, I like the Glenmorangie, but that may be because I haven't had enough Scotch to know better. Seems like bhtooefr and the other scotch drinkers on the board are big on Laphroig. If you wandered over to the "what are you drinking" thread, you'd probably be able to get some good advice.

I will have to give Wild Turkey a try, then. I think the only premium whiskey I've tried so far was Black Label, which was a bit of a dissapointement. I've heard 12 year Jameson is good, so I'll have to try that soon.

As for thread choice, I think you're right. I'll have to head over to the drink thread.
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Postposted on Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:44 pm

grantmeaname wrote:On the scotch side, I like the Glenmorangie, but that may be because I haven't had enough Scotch to know better. Seems like bhtooefr and the other scotch drinkers on the board are big on Laphroig. If you wandered over to the "what are you drinking" thread, you'd probably be able to get some good advice.

Laphroig is in no respects a "starter Scotch", unless your taste buds enjoy heavy peat, phenol, and seaweed. Start with the blends. You didn't like JW, so give Chivas and/or Dewars a whirl. Once you move to single-malts you need to understand that just like wine, 2 bottles of the "same" Scotch may very well have different tastes.
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Postposted on Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:57 pm

superjawes wrote:So I think I have officially developed a love for whiskey. It started with Jameson, but now I've added Maker's Mark to my cabinet.

However, I was dissapointed by Johnnie Walker. I would still like to find a Scotch, so does anyone have a suggestion?

I would also be open to other whiskey suggestions.


Knob Creek is a great bourbon, and you can find it most places. Willet makes some great stuff, too. More refined and flavorful than Knob Creek, Makers, or Wild Turkey.
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Postposted on Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:43 pm

Grant's is reasonable before heading in to single malt territory.
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Postposted on Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:44 pm

hard to go wrong with the Glenlivet
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Postposted on Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:56 pm

I kind of like Maker's Mark and Knob Creek, but I'm a bit of a cheapskate; I drink Kracken rum.
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Postposted on Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:34 pm

Ugh. Replacing hinges and the LCD cover on a Lenovo is no picnic. I'd like to know exactly what she shut the cover on to break things so badly. She managed to snap one of the metal hinge rails and both sides of the cover.

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Postposted on Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:59 am

Am I the only one around here who just learned about Steins;Gate anime and can't realize why i didn't find out sooner about it?
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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:21 am

paulWTAMU wrote:I kind of like Maker's Mark and Knob Creek, but I'm a bit of a cheapskate; I drink Kracken rum.

Nothing wrong with Maker's Mark or Knob Creek. But I've pretty much been off of hard liquor for a few years, preferring to focus on the beer side of things. I'll admit that some Maker's Mark or a nice Scotch would be really nice right about now though... :wink:
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Postposted on Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:39 am

paulWTAMU wrote:I kind of like Maker's Mark and Knob Creek, but I'm a bit of a cheapskate; I drink Kracken rum.

How do you like the Kraken? I just tried the new Captain Morgan's Black and it was pretty good.
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Postposted on Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:07 am

It's pretty tasty but potent; something like 95 proof. If you're mixing it be careful because it'll sneak up on you (as I learned to my sorrow--2-3 ounces of regular rum doesn't do too much to me, but 3 ounces of kracken really does hit me hard). It's similar to Captain Morgan black label but with less vanilla taste basically. I slightly prefer the black label because of the vanilla-ish hint it has, but if you'd prefer your rum without it, Kracken would be better. It's also a damn sight cheaper at least here.
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Postposted on Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:58 am

We bought a Surface at work to test out and see if its worth looking at going forward and I won the Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament to see who gets to take it 1st. I'm picking it up this afternoon. Anyone use one yet?
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Postposted on Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:07 pm

So...winter is here, and I like to lightly sweeten my hot tea with honey, but my local target discontinued Stash tea products including the honey straws. I figured the local Whole Foods might carry something equivalent, so I made a stop during my lunch hour. In the space of five minutes, I saw four different brunettes wearing minor variations of the same black yoga leggings, boots, and a long-sleeved, bluish-purple ensemble top.

Which, lacking Starfleet Academy insignias, is actually quite eery. I paid cash and got out of there.
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ludi wrote:So...winter is here, and I like to lightly sweeten my hot tea with honey, but my local target discontinued Stash tea products including the honey straws. I figured the local Whole Foods might carry something equivalent, so I made a stop during my lunch hour. In the space of five minutes, I saw four different brunettes wearing minor variations of the same black yoga leggings, boots, and a long-sleeved, bluish-purple ensemble top.

Which, lacking Starfleet Academy insignias, is actually quite eery. I paid cash and got out of there.

Whole Foods is a bizarre place. The food does seem to be of fairly high quality, but it tends to be way over-priced. And homeopathic remedies? Yeah, right... :roll:

When they first opened up the one near us I noted that they had a decent selection of microbrewed beers. My hopes in this area were quickly dashed though; they're all kept directly under (and very close to) bright flourescent lights. Every beer I've bought there has been badly lightstruck (skunked), so I don't buy beer there any more.

I'll occasionally go there if I need an unusual ingredient for a batch of homebrew (e.g. unsweetened flaked coconut, bulk raw buckwheat, etc.), and hit their food court once in a blue moon for lunch, but that's about it.
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Postposted on Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:08 pm

So, my wife just told me to ask our GM if our weekly gurps group can meet at our house this week so we don't have to drag Samuel around to it.

Personally, after what she went through, I'd be gobbling codine for a week :lol: But she really wants to have our session.
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Postposted on Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:15 pm

Put the car seat at your feet, bundle him in well, and slowly rock the car seat as you play. Works like a charm. For a sleeping infant, the car seat is the best place to be. After all, normal ones are about the only thing to challenge cats for hours of sleep per day.
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Postposted on Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:46 pm

Ugh. Will someone try to explain airline pricing policies? Yesterday 3 tickets on JetBlue from Burlington VT to Raleigh/Durham NC were $1300. Today they're $1800. The same 3 tickets on US Scare (to Wilmington, NC) were $1900 yesterday and $1400 today.

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Postposted on Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:42 am

From a blog post comment:

"English doesn’t borrow from other languages. English follows other languages down dark alleys, knocks them over and goes through their pockets for loose grammar."

Can't say as I disagree.
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Postposted on Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:53 am

Captain Ned wrote:From a blog post comment:

"English doesn’t borrow from other languages. English follows other languages down dark alleys, knocks them over and goes through their pockets for loose grammar."

Can't say as I disagree.


Bwuahahahahaha, that is the greastest thing i've heard all week.
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Postposted on Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:55 am

Arclight wrote:Bwuahahahahaha, that is the greastest thing i've heard all week.

Goes a long way to explaining the mess of our verb tenses.
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