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Forum: Recipes Yesterday, 10:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,949
Posted By sir shovelhands
The goal with sous vide is uniformity of texture....

The goal with sous vide is uniformity of texture.

With a traditional method of cooking a steak using a high direct heat source, you have a stratification of temperatures through the meat. So...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 07:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,846
Posted By sir shovelhands
I didn't realize puritanism was so widespread in...

I didn't realize puritanism was so widespread in the south. I'd like to apologize on behalf of the OP to all those whose religion beliefs are offended by other people having a good time.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,076
Posted By sir shovelhands
Listen to this guy: prospect theory is the way to...

Listen to this guy: prospect theory is the way to make these kinds of decisions.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By sir shovelhands
Man I need to get my PE so I can do legit work...

Man I need to get my PE so I can do legit work like this on the side.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 11,925
Posted By sir shovelhands
When I worked in an office, I was working late...

When I worked in an office, I was working late one friday night, and went to go get some water from the break room. There the janitor was, pulling all the take-out boxes from the fridge to throw...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,523
Posted By sir shovelhands
Hard to retire with any money when you’ve been...

Hard to retire with any money when you’ve been married 3 times and have to buy a new 60K pickup every year! Many people dont know how to save or be responsible. The pay is good enough to retire...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,523
Posted By sir shovelhands
Cameron

Cameron
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,523
Posted By sir shovelhands
I started working offshore as a field service...

I started working offshore as a field service hand at 27, now 29. Pays waaay better than what I was making in the office as an engineer.. Only issue I have is my company doesn’t give us a schedule,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-30-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,481
Posted By sir shovelhands
Yep.

Yep.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-29-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By sir shovelhands
In to find out as I’m thinking about building one.

In to find out as I’m thinking about building one.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-28-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,158
Posted By sir shovelhands
Worked for the avocado farmers: ...

Worked for the avocado farmers:

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/may/18/avocado-police-tancitaro-mexico-law-drug-cartels
...
Forum: Recipes 06-20-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Posted By sir shovelhands
If you're going to brine, don't add more salt...

If you're going to brine, don't add more salt until after you've tasted the final product. Or slice off a little piece first and fry it to see how salty it is.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-19-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By sir shovelhands
Quit being a wuss, put it on and try it. Also,...

Quit being a wuss, put it on and try it. Also, take a video in case it explodes. For science.



If your weight with scope is below the threshold, you're good.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-19-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By sir shovelhands
Already changed all the names in Houston, nut job...

Already changed all the names in Houston, nut job Jolanda Jones spearheaded that witch hunt.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-18-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,398
Posted By sir shovelhands
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Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-16-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,398
Posted By sir shovelhands
Apparently much of his ill health was related to...

Apparently much of his ill health was related to his heroin addiction, which would make it doubly hard to hide as a junkie.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,826
Posted By sir shovelhands
I'm salary + overtime, so I have the best of both...

I'm salary + overtime, so I have the best of both worlds. I used to be salary and chaffed at how many hours I was often expected to work past 40. While I took a pay-cut for salary/overtime, I'm...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-15-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,545
Posted By sir shovelhands
Ever read Starship Troopers? Had to serve in the...

Ever read Starship Troopers? Had to serve in the military to become a citizen. Lots of countries require service of everyone, never saw an issue with that.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-15-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 9,640
Posted By sir shovelhands
You’re a funny guy, Rick.

You’re a funny guy, Rick.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-14-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 9,640
Posted By sir shovelhands
Bruh we get it. You're the President of the...

Bruh we get it. You're the President of the Donald J. Trump fan club and you Trump harder than anyone but Trump. It's still kinda creepy to get that excited about another man's birthday.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-14-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 9,640
Posted By sir shovelhands
That's the new era of politics for you.

That's the new era of politics for you.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-12-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 9,640
Posted By sir shovelhands
Yeah, article 2, section 2, clause 2, of the...

Yeah, article 2, section 2, clause 2, of the consititution says treaties need 2/3 of the senate, but there is a workaround: you can just make a law through majorities in the house and senate to...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-12-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 9,640
Posted By sir shovelhands
Need 2/3 of the senate for that. Unless the...

Need 2/3 of the senate for that. Unless the democrats are happy with it, I find it unlikely. Though that's treacherous political territory, since it'll let Trump say they're blocking peace for...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-12-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 9,640
Posted By sir shovelhands
Easy enough for NK to say they don't have any...

Easy enough for NK to say they don't have any remains. The problem with the language of the statement is there's no mechanisms for verification or enforcement: no language for US personnel to enter...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-12-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 9,640
Posted By sir shovelhands
Full statement from summit here: ...

Full statement from summit here:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/12/full-text-donald-trump-kim-jong-un-statement

Per the language, no real changes. Looks like we'll be waiting for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,268
Posted By sir shovelhands
https://www.seriouseats.com/sous-vide-101

https://www.seriouseats.com/sous-vide-101
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 893
Posted By sir shovelhands
If it's smoked or grilled, I don't care what you...

If it's smoked or grilled, I don't care what you call it. But don't try passing off a baked chicken slathered with a sweet tangy tomato sauce as BBQ.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-10-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 9,640
Posted By sir shovelhands
Enough salt to sail through re-election. It’d be...

Enough salt to sail through re-election. It’d be nice, but I’m skeptical of a lasting deal.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-09-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,436
Posted By sir shovelhands
This. Been close myself when I was suffering...

This. Been close myself when I was suffering from repeated multi-day bouts of insomnia.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-03-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By sir shovelhands
The first part is from a pretty interesting TED...

The first part is from a pretty interesting TED talk, here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQcCIzjz9_s
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-02-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,419
Posted By sir shovelhands
Very nice. I just wish you could get the grendel...

Very nice. I just wish you could get the grendel in LH :(
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-01-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,419
Posted By sir shovelhands
Just out of curiosity, have you considered the...

Just out of curiosity, have you considered the 527 in 6.5 grendel? It beats both 5.56 and 7.62x39 as a hunting round in my opinion, and you’re only giving up just under a 1/2# in weight vs the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,675
Posted By sir shovelhands
I had a customer who everyone was terrified of. ...

I had a customer who everyone was terrified of. One meeting he stopped mid sentence, leaned over, grunted a bit, ripped a squealer, and then continued on like nothing happened. 6 sets of eyebrows...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-31-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,915
Posted By sir shovelhands
Who’s “they”?

Who’s “they”?
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,283
Posted By sir shovelhands
I guess those of you that prefer company provided...

I guess those of you that prefer company provided trucks dont have monitoring systems installed that yell at you for going 5 mph over, turning too quickly, braking too hard, or accelerating too...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-30-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 9,640
Posted By sir shovelhands
Every narrative can be twisted when you control...

Every narrative can be twisted when you control everything. All they’ll say is they extended an olive branch with a burger place, and the US evilly rejected them. Also, you sprinkle a little crap in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-29-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,327
Posted By sir shovelhands
It's about 5-10 degrees cooler here in Berwick,...

It's about 5-10 degrees cooler here in Berwick, LA than it is in Houston (home), but with the same humidity and working on a concrete assembly yard, it feels like an oven.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-28-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By sir shovelhands
Ranger point precision cut down my barrel to 16”...

Ranger point precision cut down my barrel to 16” on my 1895 Gbl, threaded it, and shortened the magazine tube. Excellent work, and I would use them again.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-28-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,241
Posted By sir shovelhands
I'd say there's 4 tiers: tier 1: really well...

I'd say there's 4 tiers:

tier 1: really well machined and innovative design
tier 2: well machined and or somewhat innovative design
tier 3: standard machining, nothing fancy, but serviceable...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-27-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,915
Posted By sir shovelhands
Clearly you’re not aware that everyone in the oil...

Clearly you’re not aware that everyone in the oil industry is part of a price fixing cabal of evil, and are therefore absolutely worthy of disdain.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-27-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By sir shovelhands
Consider that many top 3 gun shooters use a 1-4x,...

Consider that many top 3 gun shooters use a 1-4x, 1-6x, or 1-8x scope and can shoot lightning fast at close up distances, I don’t see you having a problem with a 1x or 2x base scope for hunting.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-25-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,241
Posted By sir shovelhands
True, you can torque down steel rings...

True, you can torque down steel rings harder...that is if you really are interested in seeing your scope damaged. There's a reason manufacturers of 4 screw clamp rings usually specify around 25...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-24-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 9,640
Posted By sir shovelhands
Meeting cancelled. Who woulda thought...

Meeting cancelled. Who woulda thought...
Forum: Traditional 05-23-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,349
Posted By sir shovelhands
It wasn’t?! My broadheads are all at least 8”...

It wasn’t?! My broadheads are all at least 8” long.
Forum: Traditional 05-23-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,349
Posted By sir shovelhands
Psh, one grape? Step your game up. ...

Psh, one grape? Step your game up.
https://giphy.com/gifs/2xF8cNKui0gvyrRNJN
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-23-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,222
Posted By sir shovelhands
Yall is short for “you all”, so it’s always...

Yall is short for “you all”, so it’s always plural. “All yall” is used by the same people that say words like “irregardless”. :D
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-23-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 939
Posted By sir shovelhands
a 90 gr 223 bullet is under powered for such a...

a 90 gr 223 bullet is under powered for such a ferocious beast. You need at least a 375 H&H to ensure that pug is DRT.
Forum: Recipes 05-23-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By sir shovelhands
If you want to impress the hell out of everybody,...

If you want to impress the hell out of everybody, make beef wellington :D

Though, it is a good bit of work.
Forum: Recipes 05-22-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,145
Posted By sir shovelhands
I use spiralized zucchini and squash, and chopped...

I use spiralized zucchini and squash, and chopped cabbage and onions as a replacement for things like noodles and rice. I just cook em in a wok on very high heat until they they’re cooked but still...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-21-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,381
Posted By sir shovelhands
Have you patterned your current chokes and found...

Have you patterned your current chokes and found them lacking? I'd only get one if I had crap patterns from my factory chokes.




Well actually, I'm cheap, so I'd still probably not get one. ...
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