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Forum: Recipes Today, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By sir shovelhands
Because some people want to cook 2" thick steaks...

Because some people want to cook 2" thick steaks that are medium rare from edge to edge:

https://cdn.anovaculinary.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/DSC08506_thumb.jpg


Also, I'm not judging, but...
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 09:00 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 11,087
Posted By sir shovelhands
True, you're still inhaling combusted material,...

True, you're still inhaling combusted material, and it's not good for your lungs. But consider quantity. I know many 2-pack a day smokers. There's nobody smoking 40 joints a day, much less in a...
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 08:52 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 11,087
Posted By sir shovelhands
Regardless of how many people you demand...

Regardless of how many people you demand satisfaction from (aka duel to the death), the statistical probability of your kids smoking weed at some point in their life is pretty...high
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 08:50 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 11,087
Posted By sir shovelhands
Since time immemorial people have used religion...

Since time immemorial people have used religion to justify a great many things.
Forum: Recipes Yesterday, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By sir shovelhands
Same idea as sous vide, just with a higher temp...

Same idea as sous vide, just with a higher temp and a lower heat transfer coefficient. The thicker the steak the better.

I use a similiar method for prime rib, except once I pull it from the...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such Yesterday, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By sir shovelhands
The US could start its own version of the foreign...

The US could start its own version of the foreign legion for starters. There's no faster way to indoctrinate someone and teach them the language than to have them serve.

4 years of service,...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such Yesterday, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 168
Posted By sir shovelhands
Psst, he's a popo. I also live in Harris,...

Psst, he's a popo.

I also live in Harris, smack dab in the middle. I switched jobs (engineering to field service) with my company. Half the field service guys live out of Houston (several out of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,275
Posted By sir shovelhands
The yellow kind.

The yellow kind.
Forum: Recipes 10-18-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By sir shovelhands
If I recall, most of le creuset's cast iron is...

If I recall, most of le creuset's cast iron is enameled, so it can't really take a seasoning, and will never be non-stick like normal cast iron.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,864
Posted By sir shovelhands
Add chopped toasted walnuts to the blue cheese...

Add chopped toasted walnuts to the blue cheese butter. Makes a bland steak awesome.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 11,087
Posted By sir shovelhands
I don't think many of us are thinking of an extra...

I don't think many of us are thinking of an extra sin tax like alcohol or tobacco, just that they pay regular state sales tax. I think the sin tax on tobacco and alcohol is dumb too.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-17-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 437
Posted By sir shovelhands
CNN also pointed out that she fumbled that one. ...

CNN also pointed out that she fumbled that one.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/16/politics/elizabeth-warren-donald-trump-pocahontas/index.html

Dummy.

Everyone knows when someone calls you a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 11,087
Posted By sir shovelhands
Given the response on this thread, I wonder if...

Given the response on this thread, I wonder if that's sooner than I'd have originally guessed in Texas.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 11,087
Posted By sir shovelhands
Maybe, but I'm not necessarily so sure. Look at...

Maybe, but I'm not necessarily so sure. Look at the craft beer market. I think it'll still have a niche.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 11,087
Posted By sir shovelhands
Say a guy on the job smoked a joint a week ago. ...

Say a guy on the job smoked a joint a week ago. If he gets injured, he'll probably be drug tested (my company would), and he'll pop for MJ and be fired for being high on the job (when he wasn't),...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 11,087
Posted By sir shovelhands
I'm for legalization, but this is bad logic. ...

I'm for legalization, but this is bad logic. Using the same logic, many horrible drugs derived from plants should be legalized. While I don't agree with punishing drugs users unless another crime...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-16-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By sir shovelhands
Much better than the primary arms micro I had;...

Much better than the primary arms micro I had; that one was junk. It's not a tank like the aimpoint micro, but I sure like both of mine (especially for the price).
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-13-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By sir shovelhands
I'm in Houston and wouldn't mind walking you...

I'm in Houston and wouldn't mind walking you through it. But I'll be out of town until early Nov.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-12-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By sir shovelhands
I for one, agree with the China tariffs (not so...

I for one, agree with the China tariffs (not so much with the tariffs on our allies), simply on the basis of China's theft of our IP. He needs to tax everything they put out until they reform their...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,444
Posted By sir shovelhands
My work phone bill is paid for by the company,...

My work phone bill is paid for by the company, but I have to pay for the phone (though we can use the upgrade system). My personal phone, when I used it was about $25 a month on ting. Thinking...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By sir shovelhands
Well icing meat typically won't cool it enough to...

Well icing meat typically won't cool it enough to freeze hard. Dry ice probably would. And don't let the dry ice have direct contact with the meat.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-09-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By sir shovelhands
Just out of curiosity, are those cyanide case...

Just out of curiosity, are those cyanide case hardened or bone/hardwood charcoal case hardened?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-09-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,043
Posted By sir shovelhands
The 30-378 should scare you because load...

The 30-378 should scare you because load development is going to abuse your shoulder in a 9 lb rifle.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,084
Posted By sir shovelhands
If the deer is facing me, I'd take a head or neck...

If the deer is facing me, I'd take a head or neck shot. Never thought about taking a neck shot from the side, but I'd be open to it. Definitely not a HS from the broadside.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-09-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By sir shovelhands
Well, since FDR, the President's party almost...

Well, since FDR, the President's party almost always loses seats in a midterm. It's happened in all but two midterms elections. Sometimes it's a lot, sometimes it's not. And those few presidents...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-09-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,185
Posted By sir shovelhands
The queen of England.

The queen of England.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-09-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,185
Posted By sir shovelhands
Word is she's got kids in college and UN Amb...

Word is she's got kids in college and UN Amb doesn't pay the bills. I was just thinking she'd make a great sec of state. Maybe 2020 (assuming Trump wins, which is statistically likely: no president...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-08-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By sir shovelhands
Just curious who we're taking back the country...

Just curious who we're taking back the country from when Republicans control the house, Senate, the majority of governorships, majority of state legislatures, the presidency, and now the majority of...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-08-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By sir shovelhands
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Texas' voter...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Texas' voter ID law still on the books?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-07-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,058
Posted By sir shovelhands
Interesting, I wouldn't have expected that. I...

Interesting, I wouldn't have expected that. I havent run mine suppressed yet, but now I'll have to try it out.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-07-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,058
Posted By sir shovelhands
Yep, that's how much mine cost. With reloads,...

Yep, that's how much mine cost. With reloads, mine will shoot under 1/2" groups @100 yards off of bags. The largest group I shot during load development was 1.1", and most groups were under 3/4". ...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-06-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 765
Posted By sir shovelhands
Police officers are granted extraordinary powers...

Police officers are granted extraordinary powers by the government. As such, they should be held to a significantly higher standard, the least of which, should be to tell the truth.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 678
Posted By sir shovelhands
I think it's more an economy of scale. These...

I think it's more an economy of scale. These companies are now handling 10s of millions of package per DAY. Before the internet, they weren't handling anywhere near that volume.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-05-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By sir shovelhands
Astounding. China has always had a huge...

Astounding. China has always had a huge advantage in economics/spying with the marriage of their government and business, but man that's some super spy level stuff. It makes stuxnet kind of look...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 678
Posted By sir shovelhands
I should point out that a label (which generates...

I should point out that a label (which generates the tracking ID) can be created without giving the item to USPS. So you can get a tracking number, and the shipper can sit on it for 5 days and it...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-04-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 579
Posted By sir shovelhands
This is such an annoying habit of politicians. ...

This is such an annoying habit of politicians.

Politician: "Well X witness in closed door testimony gave an explosive/bombshell/game-changing interview that turns everything upside down".
...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-04-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,523
Posted By sir shovelhands
Given what I've read about how she treats her...

Given what I've read about how she treats her staff, that doesn't seem like a stretch.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-04-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By sir shovelhands
Yes on proper torque. Too little and it'll slip...

Yes on proper torque. Too little and it'll slip under recoil. Too much and you can leave marks, which some don't mind, but I do. With a cheap scope, you can even damage the tube by overtorqueing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,428
Posted By sir shovelhands
Brilliant. I assume you can also use the them as...

Brilliant. I assume you can also use the them as hammers for both metric/sae nails, right?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3,192
Views: 123,390
Posted By sir shovelhands
Total wine and specs have the best selection of...

Total wine and specs have the best selection of any store I've been to, mind you, I'm going to some of their biggest stores. If your local specs doesn't have something you want, and any of their...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3,192
Views: 123,390
Posted By sir shovelhands
I've heard the new BMH is not very good. Wish...

I've heard the new BMH is not very good. Wish the old stuff wasn't sold on the secondhand market for insane prices. It used to be an excellent bourbon for a decent price.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-30-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,092
Posted By sir shovelhands
I'm a lefty and am very happy Frank makes them...

I'm a lefty and am very happy Frank makes them afterwards. I hate having opposite handed sheaths.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-29-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By sir shovelhands
Also, why would you pay tax when they're located...

Also, why would you pay tax when they're located in Illinois?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-29-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By sir shovelhands
If each spot is worth an equivalent share of the...

If each spot is worth an equivalent share of the value of a gun, then it's just barely a worthwhile gamble.

If each spot is worth more than an equivalent share of the value of the gun (which is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 14,271
Posted By sir shovelhands
Any discussion about a minority religion on this...

Any discussion about a minority religion on this forum will be hijacked by those of the majority religion. Even if the OP asks that it not be...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-25-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By sir shovelhands
Excellent guns. I've got a CZ 75 Shadow and a CZ...

Excellent guns. I've got a CZ 75 Shadow and a CZ PCR (both based on 75B). The shadow has the best DA/SA trigger I've ever used. Ergonomics are excellent and I've never had a failure (in about...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-25-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 14,271
Posted By sir shovelhands
"I know the OP asked specifically not to do this,...

"I know the OP asked specifically not to do this, but I'm going to do it anyway!"

:rolleyes:
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-25-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 14,271
Posted By sir shovelhands
Ah, I've been there. That statue was a gift from...

Ah, I've been there. That statue was a gift from the US, and ironically, that great pagan is standing in front of a church. :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-25-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 14,271
Posted By sir shovelhands
Sorry, I got jokes, but there are a different...

Sorry, I got jokes, but there are a different sects of Buddhism, and while they share the same basic goal of reaching nirvana through the Buddha's teachings, they vary somewhat in interpretations and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-24-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,606
Posted By sir shovelhands
I'd say that's ridiculous, but then I'd be a...

I'd say that's ridiculous, but then I'd be a hypocrite (my gun collection is like cancer, it won't stop growing).
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