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Naw, it works great for sausages.....you’re also... 1,331 Views / 25 Replies  
Naw, it works great for sausages.....you’re also doing both boil and grille
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jun 23, 2021 at 01:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I disagree with that. I haven’t heard of people... 1,331 Views / 25 Replies  
I disagree with that. I haven’t heard of people using fine alcohol in a cooking dish. Any half-decent drink of the right type will do. No one’s pouring $30 bottles of wine into their pasta.

Having...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jun 23, 2021 at 01:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Beaut. Pioneer made some absolutely gorgeous... 1,116 Views / 10 Replies  
Beaut. Pioneer made some absolutely gorgeous receivers as well.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jun 23, 2021 at 06:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You know I came around to Lam’s method a couple... 1,331 Views / 25 Replies  
You know I came around to Lam’s method a couple years ago—I think I might’ve seen it on Serious Eats or something? I use a glass pan on the bbq and fill it up with beer and onions, maybe some random...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jun 23, 2021 at 06:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Cilantro is never an option!!! The more the... 1,331 Views / 25 Replies  
Cilantro is never an option!!! The more the better for me.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jun 23, 2021 at 06:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I was in Indonesia a few years back and sat... 1,116 Views / 10 Replies  
I was in Indonesia a few years back and sat through a couple. That initial confused floating feeling is certainly something I’ll never forget. One was in the middle of the night in a small wooden hut...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jun 18, 2021 at 07:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There’s a half-dozen decent YouTube videos,... 76,174 Views / 265 Replies  
There’s a half-dozen decent YouTube videos, including a Baratza one I think. I gave it a regular brush and quick spray every week, and then a more thorough disassembly every few weeks. I think it...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 27, 2021 at 09:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m pretty excited about how this one works out.... 1,715 Views / 8 Replies  
I’m pretty excited about how this one works out. I’ve got a decent setup with local media on a cool music software called Roon which I can send to various endpoints, but it’s not cheap and it doesn’t...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 27, 2021 at 09:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nope I’m a simple corkscrew and Archimedes... 76,174 Views / 265 Replies  
Nope I’m a simple corkscrew and Archimedes purist...take your fancy weak-kneed city tricks elsewhere good sir
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 18, 2021 at 08:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nice. I hope Baratza does alright—they are a... 76,174 Views / 265 Replies  
Nice.

I hope Baratza does alright—they are a pretty cool story.

I was also going to mention the Fellow kettle.....most of the hardcore pour over folks seem to strongly prefer the gooseneck...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 15, 2021 at 08:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I just traded my Baratza Virtuouso for a Fellow... 76,174 Views / 265 Replies  
I just traded my Baratza Virtuouso for a Fellow Ode grinder. Between that and the Moccamaster, I really like my coffee design aesthetic going on now. Endgame for me from a coffee perspective.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 11, 2021 at 10:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t know the origin.....but it’s a Technivorm... 76,174 Views / 265 Replies  
I don’t know the origin.....but it’s a Technivorm Movcamaster drip coffee maker, one of the better drip machines. I think it’s been around since the 70s. They now come in various colours—matte black...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 10, 2021 at 08:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://espressoplanet.r.worldssl.net/images/D/tec... 76,174 Views / 265 Replies  
https://espressoplanet.r.worldssl.net/images/D/techni_3687.jpg
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 7, 2021 at 04:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There’s a bunch of little tricks to avoid static... 76,174 Views / 265 Replies  
There’s a bunch of little tricks to avoid static issues with almost all grinders. You can probably find them online, but I’ve found just a drop of water makes a noticeable difference.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 7, 2021 at 04:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Does Stihl make electric equipment now? I used to... 3,921 Views / 26 Replies  
Does Stihl make electric equipment now? I used to have one of their gas-powered trimmers and it was a real beast. But I think it was a two-stroke and most urban folk now aren’t interested in mixing...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 7, 2021 at 12:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, exactly. Maps already remembers your car... 6,625 Views / 84 Replies  
Yeah, exactly. Maps already remembers your car park location. But Airtag could be useful if it gets stolen and it’s not a connected car......bit of a long shot though
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 2, 2021 at 12:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m tempted to pick up a few to try sticking in... 6,625 Views / 84 Replies  
I’m tempted to pick up a few to try sticking in my bike and/or kids backpacks.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 1, 2021 at 03:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s just nostalgia. It’s the same reason a... 684,877 Views / 1,346 Replies  
That’s just nostalgia. It’s the same reason a fancy new roller coaster is incredible and way better, but you’ll actually have more fun on the old shaky wooden classic. Or why some hipsters shave with...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 21, 2021 at 07:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, it’s a stellar little grinder that does... 76,174 Views / 265 Replies  
Yes, it’s a stellar little grinder that does everything a non-professional really needs. Unless they’ve been bought out recently, Baratza was a smaller company out in the PNW somewhere that only...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 15, 2021 at 07:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah I’ve always gone for the 4-stroke Honda... 3,921 Views / 26 Replies  
Yeah I’ve always gone for the 4-stroke Honda stuff so a bit less maintenance. I dunno, my lawnmower is 10 years old and just started second pull today after the 6-month winter storage and I’ve never...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 14, 2021 at 10:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Being honest, I haven’t yet gotten on the... 3,921 Views / 26 Replies  
Being honest, I haven’t yet gotten on the bandwagon with electric power tools. Gas is still so much more powerful and no need to worry about charging batteries. You do need to do basic gas-motor...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 13, 2021 at 10:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well it’s legal here but I have no interest in... 3,705 Views / 22 Replies  
Well it’s legal here but I have no interest in growing for personal or resale use. But I will have a few thousand dollars of power equipment and probably double that in whatever bicycles I can stuff...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 12, 2021 at 08:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m loving the idea of a clear roof, but on... 3,705 Views / 22 Replies  
I’m loving the idea of a clear roof, but on second thought I get the feeling it might look a bit odd, particularly for a shed that might be packed full with stuff. I’d be able to look down from the...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 11, 2021 at 01:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I like that idea, but can it be used in place of... 3,705 Views / 22 Replies  
I like that idea, but can it be used in place of paper and shingles? Will need to be pretty bug/rodentproof and also withstand rainstorms and snowstorms. I also have a couple decent size overhead...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 11, 2021 at 07:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Funny, I’m just planning the roof on this little... 3,705 Views / 22 Replies  
Funny, I’m just planning the roof on this little backyard shed I’m building. Was going to add a skylight but it’s probably too much hassle.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 9, 2021 at 08:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If you’re getting a grinder, just find a gently... 76,174 Views / 265 Replies  
If you’re getting a grinder, just find a gently used Baratza Encore and be done with it. Reasonably priced, very fixable, great product and company—it’s the gold standard for real grinders on a...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Mar 25, 2021 at 07:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, great Atmos audio track. And killer 4K too. ... 3,756 Views / 15 Replies  
Yes, great Atmos audio track. And killer 4K too.

Another much more adult choice is A Quiet Place. Absolutely phenomenal use of Atmos.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Mar 23, 2021 at 11:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have to say, super insanely cool, but also... 3,254 Views / 6 Replies  
I have to say, super insanely cool, but also highlighted why the 30-to-45-second commercial is a brilliant thing. Ashamed to admit I felt it could have used an editor! Lop one of those passes off and...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Mar 18, 2021 at 08:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ahhhh ok, got it. Kind of like the home theatre... 3,756 Views / 15 Replies  
Ahhhh ok, got it. Kind of like the home theatre virtualization some new sound bars are doing nowadays—basically scanning the room to beam sounds where possible.

I’m in the middle of adding...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Mar 18, 2021 at 08:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How can Homepods be “Dolby Atmos”? I don’t think... 3,756 Views / 15 Replies  
How can Homepods be “Dolby Atmos”? I don’t think that makes any sense. I assume you just mean speakers.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Mar 16, 2021 at 04:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There is no way in hell I’d choose to live in a... 233,604 Views / 582 Replies  
There is no way in hell I’d choose to live in a place that had cockroaches, haha. My northern sensibilities do not translate well to the southern climes.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Feb 26, 2021 at 01:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nope... 2,376 Views / 1 Replies  
Nope (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yP2FZNP6eZk&feature=youtu.be)
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Feb 10, 2021 at 11:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Also—highly recommend you visit when the... 5,106 Views / 5 Replies  
Also—highly recommend you visit when the pandemic’s over, if you haven’t already. Newfoundland’s a beautiful place and St. John’s is a great town.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jan 5, 2021 at 09:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hah. We watched Michael Clayton (!!!!!!) and then... 5,106 Views / 5 Replies  
Hah. We watched Michael Clayton (!!!!!!) and then rang in the New Year with Snoop Dogg’s bonkers live stream show. This is the 2020 way.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jan 4, 2021 at 08:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I got a 10Tb Seagate drive to fill up my OWC... 3,348 Views / 5 Replies  
I got a 10Tb Seagate drive to fill up my OWC Thunderbolt drive.

And I’ve been trying to fill out my little home theatre which is not an actual home theatre, and just the family room. :) Getting...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jan 1, 2021 at 12:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Soooooooo....when you say beater.....was he in... 684,877 Views / 1,346 Replies  
Soooooooo....when you say beater.....was he in the Porsche or the little scooter at the beginning?

Because that Porsche is pretty epic. Wow.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Dec 23, 2020 at 09:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hah. I’ve followed The Expanse throughout.... 95,312 Views / 369 Replies  
Hah.

I’ve followed The Expanse throughout. It’s annoying in spots and some of the manufactured drama is tiring, but overall it’s the best space drama going and the production is pretty awesome.
...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Dec 23, 2020 at 09:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Really? I thought it was as good as could be... 95,312 Views / 369 Replies  
Really? I thought it was as good as could be expected.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Dec 23, 2020 at 06:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have to say, this has suddenly started... 233,604 Views / 582 Replies  
I have to say, this has suddenly started happening with almost all search engines, commercial ones in particular.

Companies hate regulation and red tape—but they really do it to themselves. It...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Dec 17, 2020 at 11:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Real trucks really only make sense if you need... 684,877 Views / 1,346 Replies  
Real trucks really only make sense if you need the capabilities.

I have the Honda Ridgeline and I love it. It’s a city truck. Fits a family of four perfectly, it drives slightly better than an...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Dec 16, 2020 at 12:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Benchmarks have shown the M1 mini did it in eight... 32,424 Views / 193 Replies  
Benchmarks have shown the M1 mini did it in eight minutes.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Dec 6, 2020 at 05:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You know, Olyphant was cool at first blush (that... 95,312 Views / 369 Replies  
You know, Olyphant was cool at first blush (that lanky Pinocchio walk is unmistakable!) but it ended up being a little too winky for me. Kept waiting for Boyd Crowder to show up. Kinda took me out of...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Dec 6, 2020 at 04:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean...you owned yourself hard on this one. ... 3,822 Views / 7 Replies  
I mean...you owned yourself hard on this one.

Look up Utahraptor. It’s basically a bigger, badder version of Deinonychus. Think Way More Terrible Claw.

Keep the change, ya filthy animal!
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Dec 6, 2020 at 04:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No points for Lam stealing the painfully obvious... 3,822 Views / 7 Replies  
No points for Lam stealing the painfully obvious pick.

Having said that, I’d have to go with the next-obvious choice: it’s hard to beat Triceratops. If rhinos are incredibly cool—and they...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Dec 6, 2020 at 01:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
On the flip side—and anecdotally... 684,877 Views / 1,346 Replies  
On the flip side—and anecdotally speaking—everyone who is a huge fan of Tesla is also a critic of almost every other electric vehicle.

Humans gonna human.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Dec 6, 2020 at 01:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There is some small irony with this seeming... 76,174 Views / 265 Replies  
There is some small irony with this seeming obsession for the perfect coffee—then dumping a bunch of cream in there. :P

Just go with a small splash of milk if you have to!
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Nov 30, 2020 at 07:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Exactly. The entire services a la carte is a... 95,312 Views / 369 Replies  
Exactly. The entire services a la carte is a consumer disaster. If only there was a single-box solution where I could pay one provider to deliver my content.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Nov 20, 2020 at 03:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
PMJ has come up in various threads from time to... 4,495 Views / 3 Replies  
PMJ has come up in various threads from time to time—Haley Reinhart has just a spectacular voice for sure. That snarl is incredible af. :lol:

Where I struggle with PMJ in general is trying to get...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Nov 20, 2020 at 02:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Damn.....I was so happy with my 2018 i5... 32,424 Views / 193 Replies  
Damn.....I was so happy with my 2018 i5 mini....... :p
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Nov 17, 2020 at 09:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not sure if it’s just me—but that doesn’t look... 3,811 Views / 3 Replies  
Not sure if it’s just me—but that doesn’t look very 4K on my screen! Isn’t there only so much you can do with the original source?

Just let it rot. Stinks to high heaven but with the amount of...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Nov 14, 2020 at 12:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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