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Comment: Re:Silver lining (Score 1) 347

by Bob the Super Hamste (#49784843) Attached to: Obama Asks Congress To Renew 'Patriot Act' Snooping
If only things worked that way. See this is one of those things that is so critical that it will enjoy broad partisan support. I mean how can we let the power of the state ever shrink. If we don't the party not currently in power won't be able to abuse it when they get back into power.

Comment: Re:Mr. shattered hope (Score 1) 347

by Bob the Super Hamste (#49783855) Attached to: Obama Asks Congress To Renew 'Patriot Act' Snooping
Well maybe he was like I was when I voted for GW in the first presidential election I could vote in. I was young and dumb and still in college and still believed the lie that if you vote 3rd party is is just a vote of the other guy. I did however believe that Bush was a better choice than Gore (keep in mind this is before the War on Terror) and it looked like the biggest issue was going to be economic. I Obama does seem to have one thing that Bush lacked which is a cult of personality.

Comment: Re:Elon Hours (Score 1) 59

by Bob the Super Hamste (#49782637) Attached to: SpaceX Cleared For US Military Launches
So you are saying that you got a shitty job with what works out to bad pay. Big deal you got paid $200,000 but depending on how one parses your sentence you either worked something around 4200 hours or 8400 hours to acquire that. So in a best case you were getting something around $50/hr or $25/hr in a worse case and apart from a pile of money you got to basically work, shit, and sleep for 2 years. If it was the latter amount then I did better than you on a per hour basis (go go double time, shift differentials, and the scholarship program they offered) when I worked at a gas station almost 20 years ago when I would pull similar shitty hours to get enough money over the summer to pay for college.

Comment: Re:I don't get it... (Score 3, Informative) 357

Some times, and only widen? Be wary of vehicles who's number plates indicate that they came from department 75. Having lived in Paris for a while it was always humorous to see someone with a huge ass Mercedes S class or BMW 7 series park it, especially if there was a smart car in front or behind them. I saw a number of smarts get pushed up onto the curb or into the vehicle in front or behind them.

Comment: Re:The War on Cheaper cuts of Meat begins... (Score 1) 451

by Bob the Super Hamste (#49781597) Attached to: D.C. Police Detonate Man's 'Suspicious' Pressure Cooker
Not really. Try getting a nice crust that only browns the meat a couple of millimeters in with the rest of the roast being that beautiful medium rare red throughout. While a pressure cooker can cook faster by using higher heat than I had the oven set to (190F) and steam, it may not provide the results one wants. A pot roast on the other hand can go right into the pressure cooker and it will turn out fine.

Comment: Re:The War on Cheaper cuts of Meat begins... (Score 1) 451

A pressure cooker can be used to tenderize meat, as well as being able to cook things quickly. I can even slow roast things in the oven and they become tender, like the arm roast I cooked yesterday. It came out a perfect medium rare and was almost as tender as a nice prime rib but took 7 hours to cook.

Comment: Re:Okay... (Score 1) 451

While not a pressure cooker I use my pressure canner frequently enough. It is a great way to preserve food and I save a lot of money doing so. Jams, veggies, sauces, stews, chile all get made and canned for use over the next year. Right now I probably still have about 10 gallons of food I canned last year.

Comment: I always like the 5190 (Score 3, Interesting) 313

by Bob the Super Hamste (#49753903) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Dumb Phone?
Personally I always like my old Nokia 5190 built like a tank, it made phone calls, and with the Li-ion battery instead of the NiMH it would go almost 2 weeks on a charge. That said I gave up on non smart phones recently as the last time I needed to replace my phone the only non smartphones available at the store were the flip phone model that went to shit on me in 8 months that I was replacing and the display model for a candy bar phone that they were otherwise out of stock of. I don't play "angry flappy craft" or tweet about my latest bowl movement from the stall at work but I do like the ability of my current phone to accept a huge SD card filled with my music and that it can run Navit but other than that one program I could do everything I currently do with a simple dumb phone.

Recent research has tended to show that the Abominable No-Man is being replaced by the Prohibitive Procrastinator. -- C.N. Parkinson