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Comment Re:I'm more interested... (Score 2) 260

I understand not everybody has this luxury, but what I do every spring is shop around in the various friends and families that happen to know people who own or operate a sugar shack and get various grades of maple syrup. I use grade A instead of white sugar for day-to-day usages (coffee, cereals, etc.), grade B when I'm out of grade A or for maple recipes and grade C for maple sauces and dressings. I once had access to grade D and the strength of the taste was incredible, especially in salad dressing.

So yeah, I consume about two gallons of maple syrup per year plus maple butter on toasts and maple sugar instead of brown sugar and I actually keep a bottle of syrup at work to sweeten my (and my coworker's) coffee.

Everything is better with maple.


EA Shuts Down Pandemic Studios, Cuts 200 Jobs 161

lbalbalba writes "Electronic Arts is shutting down its Westwood-based game developer Pandemic Studios just two years after acquiring it, putting nearly 200 people out of work. 'The struggling video game publisher informed employees Tuesday morning that it was closing the studio as part of a recently announced plan to eliminate 1,500 jobs, or 16% of its global workforce. Pandemic has about 220 employees, but an EA spokesman said that a core team, estimated by two people close to the studio to be about 25, will be integrated into the publisher's other Los Angeles studio, in Playa Vista.' An ex-developer for Pandemic attributed the studio's struggles to poor decisions from the management."

Comment Re:August (Score 1) 1146

Learn to say, "Yes, dear."

Don't overuse the "Yes, dear." It's very useful in many cases, but she will notice the pattern if you use it too often, even if you try to obfuscate it.

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