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Hah. Sometimes I slice and chew on raw jalapeños... 2,362 Views / 114 Replies  
Hah. Sometimes I slice and chew on raw jalapeños as a snack.

In comparison an unexpected habernero pepper is like descending to the very worst level of hell. I mean literally disabling. I’m sure...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 10, 2020 at 10:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I grew up in a very rural and white part of... 2,362 Views / 114 Replies  
I grew up in a very rural and white part of Canada. (Think North Dakota level of isolation...except more.) I was a legendary hot sauce connoisseur growing up, which in those days and in that time...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 9, 2020 at 06:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ahhhhh. I go too far the other way. It’s... 2,362 Views / 114 Replies  
Ahhhhh.

I go too far the other way. It’s probably not great for my health in the long run. But siracha is subjectively great with sheppard’s pie if you don’t mind a bit of heat.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 9, 2020 at 06:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Just go watch You’re the Worst. (Errrrrr....maybe... 14,529 Views / 100 Replies  
Just go watch You’re the Worst. (Errrrrr....maybe not if you have religious morals? The rest can have at er.)

You’ll thank me later.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 7, 2020 at 12:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Siracha.... 2,362 Views / 114 Replies  
Siracha....
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 7, 2020 at 12:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We’ve gotten one of those meal prep delivery... 2,362 Views / 114 Replies  
We’ve gotten one of those meal prep delivery services which is pretty interesting. You online order a few meals a week in advance and the package shows up on your doorstep. They have all the...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 5, 2020 at 07:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
BORTLES! 14,529 Views / 100 Replies  
BORTLES!
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 5, 2020 at 07:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I hear ya. Just spent $600 last winter on parts... 956 Views / 33 Replies  
I hear ya. Just spent $600 last winter on parts for a 17yo gas furnace that could still go at any time...but immediate replacement was probably $4500 all told. The AC unit is similarly old and has...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 3, 2020 at 07:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I got a bike tension pole. It kind of works like... 956 Views / 33 Replies  
I got a bike tension pole. It kind of works like a heavy duty shower caddy and easily holds two bikes (3 if your ceiling is high). The bonus is that you can really place it anywhere you want, as long...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 2, 2020 at 09:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s sad. It’s really awesome. Since the skin... 2,362 Views / 114 Replies  
That’s sad. It’s really awesome. Since the skin is nice to hold, they double as my go-to delicious snack: cut in half, remove pit, squeeze some lime or lemon juice and grind some cracked pepper and...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 23, 2020 at 10:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Better yet: mash (or whip) up an avocado and... 2,362 Views / 114 Replies  
Better yet: mash (or whip) up an avocado and drizzle a little lemon/lime in there! I bought some bottles of freeze-dried spices, so dump some basil and garlic powder in as well.

Super easy,...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 21, 2020 at 10:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hah—how much? The local FLW-inspired house... 32,509 Views / 111 Replies  
Hah—how much?

The local FLW-inspired house here ended up going for 20k more than we bid. Thing is, we foolishly had extended ourselves too much to go that far, so turns out we were saved from...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Mar 16, 2020 at 10:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, I think that’s a key practical difference.... 32,509 Views / 111 Replies  
Yeah, I think that’s a key practical difference. I was thinking more in the broad sense of repeating geometrical square/rectangular patterns combined with round elements like those distinctive...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Mar 16, 2020 at 01:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How to access iPhone with forgotten password? 2,819 Views / 2 Replies  
My wife got a new work phone around the time we moved to a new house last year, and during the move she shoved her old iPhone 6s in a box and it disappeared until we found it this weekend.
...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Mar 8, 2020 at 11:18 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I’ll say that I definitely don’t know enough to... 32,509 Views / 111 Replies  
I’ll say that I definitely don’t know enough to be discussing with a Chicago native—mostly I almost bought a 1958 house a couple years ago that was designed by an architect who was heavily...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Mar 7, 2020 at 11:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Odd. I’ve always thought that Wright built on... 32,509 Views / 111 Replies  
Odd. I’ve always thought that Wright built on Sullivan enough that deeming one overrated in favour of the other would be a bit baby and the bathwater, no?

I don’t find Fallingwater that...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Feb 16, 2020 at 11:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You’d feel differently if you read about a tragic... 22,615 Views / 140 Replies  
You’d feel differently if you read about a tragic family of four accident the next morning.

Phone it in. It’s simple and easy. At least you tried.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Feb 12, 2020 at 09:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Tell me you phoned that in. 22,615 Views / 140 Replies  
Tell me you phoned that in.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Feb 5, 2020 at 11:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s just a super weird and arbitrary way to... 6,281 Views / 78 Replies  
That’s just a super weird and arbitrary way to define pizza.

Pizza is flattened dough with a base (I’d say tomato but I’ve eaten some other great variants), cheese and stuff on it. Limiting the...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jan 26, 2020 at 12:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hot take: pineapple on pizza is incredible. ... 6,281 Views / 78 Replies  
Hot take: pineapple on pizza is incredible.

I’m out on cheese-only pizza. I prefer funky stuff, better yet if spicy. Rapini with spicy italiano sausage or sopressata and hot peppers in oil? Goat...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jan 24, 2020 at 12:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It was an extremely well-made movie. It provoked... 4,684 Views / 5 Replies  
It was an extremely well-made movie. It provoked thought.

It wasn’t enjoyable. It was tough. A slog. Relentless in its misery. Not a single laugh. Or even a smile...no joking.

So it was very...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Dec 27, 2019 at 10:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Motion sensing for outside the vehicle? I didn’t... 22,615 Views / 140 Replies  
Motion sensing for outside the vehicle? I didn’t think that stuff worked through glass. Or do you mean it senses the vehicle moving, as in it got bumped?
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Oct 13, 2019 at 11:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I gotta get on this shit too. My buddy was... 22,615 Views / 140 Replies  
I gotta get on this shit too. My buddy was telling me about one that is wireless/battery and goes right on over the rear view mirror. Sounds interesting.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Oct 12, 2019 at 09:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So is this stuff good or bad? Worth it? 238,174 Views / 1,035 Replies  
So is this stuff good or bad? Worth it?
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Oct 12, 2019 at 09:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean.....we’re talking set-top boxes here. It’s... 6,433 Views / 32 Replies  
I mean.....we’re talking set-top boxes here. It’s not PC vs Mac or even Android vs iOS. One can transition from a Roku to an AppleTV in about 15 minutes. Once you’ve used one Netflix or Plex app,...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 30, 2019 at 11:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m not sure why you’d need to replace the TV—it... 6,433 Views / 32 Replies  
I’m not sure why you’d need to replace the TV—it still functions as a screen, you don’t need to use those features. You can still add a set top box down the road. But it’s very handy not to require a...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 30, 2019 at 01:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I got a new 55” LG OLED TV for the living room... 6,433 Views / 32 Replies  
I got a new 55” LG OLED TV for the living room and I’m super impressed with both picture quality and the set-top options. Comes with apps for Netflix, Prime, Plex and Airplay 2 (which does seem...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 30, 2019 at 09:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wait, didn’t you have one of those econovans? Why... 238,174 Views / 1,035 Replies  
Wait, didn’t you have one of those econovans? Why are you renting? Did you get rid of it?
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 27, 2019 at 01:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If you’re renting a vehicle, you have to take at... 238,174 Views / 1,035 Replies  
If you’re renting a vehicle, you have to take at least four or five walkaround pictures before you drive off. Lesson learned.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 24, 2019 at 09:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The ATV4K is probably your best and easiest bet.... 6,433 Views / 32 Replies  
The ATV4K is probably your best and easiest bet. AirPlay is great, has streaming services and Plex. I gave Roku a try but went back to ATV.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Aug 31, 2019 at 10:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s just familiarity. I eventually started... 238,174 Views / 1,035 Replies  
That’s just familiarity. I eventually started using the volume button and it’s fine, and just as precise. But for passengers, it’s impossible.

And there’s nothing worse than having all the...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Aug 14, 2019 at 10:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
After trying it recently, I really hate the... 238,174 Views / 1,035 Replies  
After trying it recently, I really hate the touchscreen. Knobs. Buttons. Tactile feedback. That’s where it’s at.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Aug 13, 2019 at 10:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ehh.....even then a slow cooker just leaves you... 14,529 Views / 100 Replies  
Ehh.....even then a slow cooker just leaves you with a super-tender meat with no bark or texture....
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jul 11, 2019 at 01:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean, chicken in a rice cooker? Who steams food... 14,529 Views / 100 Replies  
I mean, chicken in a rice cooker? Who steams food to death? Or is it some crazy preference for no food texture? :p
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jul 11, 2019 at 09:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wait, you think people now have more IRL friends? 8,735 Views / 66 Replies  
Wait, you think people now have more IRL friends?
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jul 11, 2019 at 09:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Now you’re finally speaking my language! ... 32,509 Views / 111 Replies  
Now you’re finally speaking my language!

Add Aaron Sorkin to this list! You can take that trademark snappy dialogue and shove it....
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jul 7, 2019 at 06:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
go on... 238,174 Views / 1,035 Replies  
go on...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jul 6, 2019 at 11:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean....I’d obviously make them choose which is... 238,174 Views / 1,035 Replies  
I mean....I’d obviously make them choose which is my favourite


I mean, they certainly are—you can’t argue with the absolute performance gains of PDK, particularly as argued by rich dot com nerds...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jul 2, 2019 at 10:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes. I can’t even believe there are non-poor... 4,648 Views / 14 Replies  
Yes. I can’t even believe there are non-poor first-world adults who haven’t been out of their own country—wowzers. The US is certainly great to visit—much variety. My personal fav spots outside of...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jun 28, 2019 at 09:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ll be honest—those are incredibly different... 238,174 Views / 1,035 Replies  
I’ll be honest—those are incredibly different cars. Sure the S has beyond-incredible straightline acceleration, but I didn’t find it particularly exciting to drive other than that feature, which is...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jun 28, 2019 at 09:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ll never say anything bad about Italian food,... 32,509 Views / 111 Replies  
I’ll never say anything bad about Italian food, but Paris is also incredible. You two are bonkers.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jun 10, 2019 at 07:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What a beast! Legend. 1,937 Views / 2 Replies  
What a beast! Legend.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 19, 2019 at 10:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
As mentioned, it was Weiss and Benioff who called... 55,352 Views / 501 Replies  
As mentioned, it was Weiss and Benioff who called game on the show length—HBO was fine to extend for longer and spend more money.

Leaving aside some similar issues with S7, this one obviously...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 15, 2019 at 02:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought it was a pretty effective way to convey... 55,352 Views / 501 Replies  
I thought it was a pretty effective way to convey the terror at “ground level” of the dragon attack, but it was a bit weird when she booked it so quickly. Was personally hoping for her to show up...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 13, 2019 at 02:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean.....I’ve been blaming Benioff and Weiss... 55,352 Views / 501 Replies  
I mean.....I’ve been blaming Benioff and Weiss (and the writers) since season 6, so I completely agree on the ham-fisted heel turn with minimal plot development. Pacing has been a serious issue for...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 13, 2019 at 01:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ok.....now that was, finally, a good episode. 55,352 Views / 501 Replies  
Ok.....now that was, finally, a good episode.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 12, 2019 at 10:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well even I didn’t expect like three direct hits... 55,352 Views / 501 Replies  
Well even I didn’t expect like three direct hits on a flying dragon from a moving ocean-based platform a mile away.....

This show, man. Benioff and Weiss. Ugh.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 10, 2019 at 03:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Season 7 suffered greatly from plot compactness.... 55,352 Views / 501 Replies  
Season 7 suffered greatly from plot compactness. Turns out season 8 is even worse.

The show is objectively not good now. Lots of money, massive production—a Hollywood budget on TV. But it’s good...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 6, 2019 at 10:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I had a DAC from PS Audio a few years ago. It was... 4,509 Views / 27 Replies  
I had a DAC from PS Audio a few years ago. It was really nice and I’ve regretted selling it a time or two. They make good gear.

Buy used. Only used. You’ll only lose a bit of money that way.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 30, 2019 at 09:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well they have that new surface to air crossbow... 55,352 Views / 501 Replies  
Well they have that new surface to air crossbow program goin on...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 30, 2019 at 09:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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