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I suppose since I'm on a new server, I should also put out my occasional reminder to build out a spice library.

Spices can last a while, especially frozen. Don't clear a shelf, but when you have a little extra, pop for "psst..." brand if you see it. Cheap and the quality is fine. It'll give you the basics.

Once you have the basics, maybe pop for something interesting. Good spices can make anything amazing. I have dressed stuff from a can into gourmet flavors without having to use much.

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Cooking tip! Safe fire extinguishing! 

If you're cooking, sooner or later you're going to end up with a kitchen fire. Never assume you won't. Doesn't matter how good you are, the risk is always there. Maybe something greasy dripped onto a super hot element and caught fire. Maybe your heating element decided to shit itself and burn something that shouldn't be burning. Maybe an appliance decided it wanted to heat things up in a way it shouldn't. Or maybe you weren't paying attention and now you've got a small grease fire in your pan or on your stovetop. Oh no!

One of the most important tools you should have in your kitchen in the event of a fire is.... well, obviously a class ABC fire extinguisher (it is imperative you have an ABC rated extinguisher, as that will take care of ordinary combustibles such as wood or paper (A), liquid flammables like grease and oil (B), and electrical fires (C) where you don't want to electrocute everything in sight. There's also D rated, but you almost never need one of those outside a metalworking shop) and in most cases you will likely use one of these if for example your garbage can or blender or outlet is burning. You don't always need to waste a fire extinguisher and ruin everything you're cooking in the process though, and that's where baking soda comes in.

When it comes to kitchen fires, even though water is extremely accessible, it's not always the right choice. Especially if it's an electrical or grease fire. Water and live mains power is always a bad idea, and water is more likely to spread a grease fire, making things far worse. Especially if it's hot grease. Nothing like flaming gobs of goo spitting everywhere! Probably the most important thing you can have is baking soda! That's right, good ol' sodium bicarbonate. Hell, you probably have some in your fridge to keep the fridge smelling nice!

A good example of this is I had a stovetop fire just boiling water. That's right, just a clean pot of water on an element. And boom, fire. Apparently something was in the drip tray that wasn't cleaned out properly before I used it. It happens. The fire wasn't very big, and was mostly contained within the drip tray itself. So the pan came off quickly, and not knowing the actual source of fuel for the fire I didn't want to just dump the heating water on it (that's probably not good for the red hot element either) so I went to the fridge and grabbed a small box of baking soda! Sprinkled some on carefully until the fire was extinguished, and back into the fridge it went! Barely used much at all!

Now if the whole stovetop were on fire I'd probably not waste time with baking powder and just attack it with the fire extinguisher I keep nearby. Anything I was trying to cook would likely be ruined at that point, and potentially the stovetop itself would also be damaged. But this was a small fire, so sprinkling some baking soda worked to put it out while minimizing the damage. I'm going to have to scrub the drip tray and element real good to get the charred stuff off, but it's all useable, no potentially harmful chemicals everywhere, and no risk of making things worse with water.

"render this scene in incredible 1440p detail, and then blur the fuck out of it in postprocessing" statements dreamed up by the utterly deranged

they have played us for ABSOLUTE FOOLS

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in this house, we turn off motion blur, chromatic aberration, and depth of field

Here’s the cover I drew for Jako Malan’s novel, reKindled, now available for pre-order from Goal Publications.

Look, y’all: my very first book cover! :D

#ErkhyanArt #Art_SFW

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Looks like JWZ found a small business with a sense of humor. Or at least some employees getting away with it.

love when a video game shows a big giant monster and the character's like OH NO and suddenly they have to run from it and that's when the game gives you control and it's like dude you got yourself into this problem, stop giving me your messes to clean up

Being ND is realizing you have a visceral negative reaction to even pics of fennec foxes because one YouTube video demonstrating that they're constantly screeching ruined them for you. :/

I wonder what consumer markets would look like if manufacturers had to list designed product life expectancy and could face legal action when the product fell short...

Like, it's ok if your product only lasts one year, if you advertise it that way, but then consumers would know why your product is dirt cheap.

#Fedivision announcement!

The Fedivision Song Contest (#FSC) will accept entries until Friday, 28th midnight CEST, so we have enough time to find collaborators if needed (#FedivisionCollab), come up with beautiful songs for the fictional country or faction you would like to represent.
Also, we won't run into scheduling troubles with this other music contest named #ESC.
Spread the word, have fun! I'm looking forward to the weekend of the 29th/30th when voting will take place!


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Lego games tend to be very samey, but they're built on a game engine that adapts really well to very different "worlds".

I don't buy every Lego game, but when they cover a property that I'm already interested in, it tends to be a pretty good time.

That “Bennie and the Jets” by Elton John was not recorded live. It was produced in a studio and the live effects were added later.

Original tweet :

job listing bs 

simultaneous requirements:
* top-notch programming skills
* humble attitude

um idk who you're trying to get with that

“ We, the undersigned employees of IGN, are appalled by the recent management decision to subvert our editorial autonomy and remove our post directing aid to the Palestinian civilians currently suffering a humanitarian crisis in Gaza, the West Bank, and Jerusalem.”

When you're getting bored of guillotine jokes, consider: the Erfurt latrine disaster.

terfs: "I refuse to classify myself as cis. Cis is anti-woman. I am a woman and I will never be cis."
society: "Hello, I see you are a woman. Please choose from: transgender woman, or, non-transgender woman."
ters: :pika_surprise:

This hilarious ad campaign encourages customers to send plastic bottles back to PepsiCo and Coca-Cola since ‘they must really, really love plastic’


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