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A 3D printer could soon produce the perfect steak at home.
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2019, 08:15  Blue 
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 11, 2019, 20:48:
BTW your signature, while a quote from Woody Allen, veers close into "Ethnic slurs and homophobic language will not be tolerated" territory. Just saying...

Yeah, that's not really appropriate. Please change that Cutter?
 
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2019, 20:48 Kxmode
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 11, 2019, 19:32:
Can dish it out but can['t take it, eh? So much for the land of the free and the home of the brave.

* Disagree all you want but attacks of a personal nature will not be tolerated.
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Those are the conditions under which post(s) can be removed. It looks like you broke one or all of them. Next time, share your thoughts in a way thay doesn't break the rules. High five!

BTW your signature, while a quote from Woody Allen, veers close into "Ethnic slurs and homophobic language will not be tolerated" territory. Just saying...
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2019, 20:30 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 11, 2019, 19:32:
Can dish it out but can['t take it, eh? So much for the land of the free and the home of the brave.


This is the United News of Blues, not America. But I see how you're confused: you're Cutter.
 



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19. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2019, 20:30 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 11, 2019, 19:32:
Can dish it out but can['t take it, eh? So much for the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Middlefinger
I didn't read what you wrote before it was removed. Perhaps you would like to rephrase?
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2019, 19:32 Cutter
 
Can dish it out but can['t take it, eh? So much for the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Middlefinger
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2019, 19:09 1badmf
 
i'm surprised it took someone 75 years to check the primary sources. that should be the first thing you do when you begin a new research project. tldr: the original translation of a japanese bomber hitting a surfaced sub was off by a hundred miles. turns out it was correct - the war record indicated a bomb strike aft of the conning tower and the wreckage had a big hole amidships on the deck.  
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16. removed Nov 11, 2019, 18:41 Cutter
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2019, 18:14 Burrito of Peace
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 11, 2019, 16:22:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 11, 2019, 14:03:
Fair winds and following seas to the brave sailors of the USS Grayback.

Video of the USS Grayback resting place from the Lost 52 Project

Yeah, I watched that earlier in the day. It's really haunting especially if you know the story of the Grayback.
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2019, 17:46 Hoop
 
Some of these responses are well done.
It's rare that these kind of arguments are won, just too much at steak.
 
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Um .. Behind you...
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2019, 16:59 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 11, 2019, 15:51:
Beamer wrote on Nov 11, 2019, 12:33:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 11, 2019, 11:54:
My idea of a perfect steak probably varies greatly from theirs.
Maybe from yours, but the idealized perfect version of each cut is essentially an industry standard. Your tastes may not fit industry standard exactly, but what a "perfect steak" consists of is pretty universally agreed upon for each cut.

I think he was referring more to the fact that it is 3D printed...

Meh. If it's indistinguishable, why care?
Bring on more wagyu!
 



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12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2019, 16:55 bigspender
 
Hate vegetables? It could be your genes. This has been a lifelong struggle for m

Nobody likes fresh vegetables because our taste buds have been corrupted by excess salt, fat/oil, and sugar. It's like we've been listening to the radio on 11 all our lives, so if go out into nature we have trouble appreciating the naturals sounds now that we've lost our hearing.

Lucky for us though, taste buds do recover. Go into cronometer, and type in your average day's worth of eating, I guarantee you the salt content will be out over 1500mg. 1500mg is what you would normally get without adding salt to food and if you eat mostly plant foods like grains, and starches that our ancestors did.

After about two or three weeks of eating low salt, low oil, low sugar, you vegetables taste great, and fruit is suddenly as sweet as candy.

Having said that, it also helps to not buy the shitty produce at the supermarket, which has been permeated with the styrofoam fragrance of the containers they have sat in or been frozen in for months on end. Even the vegetables at something like subway are disgusting, they all taste the same, because they are low quality, and have all been sitting in the fridge for days after being cut up -why does the tomato taste as bland as lettuce? WHY? lol. So get the good stuff from a market or proper grocer. Make sure that they smell good. If they don't smell nice, they probably won't taste nice, but hey take a sample taste.


Please don't blame your genes, super tasters actually like vegetables more (after they have fixed their sugar/oil/salt overdose)


If you want to get started on eating more vegetables, the #1 tip is to not eat raw vegetables. Hide your vegetables into cook stews. Mexican chilli's, thai green curry, indian dhal, vegetable goulash, lentil shepherd's pie etc. And use plenty of stock powder / liquid / bullion cubes and SALT!

Then start lowering the amount of stock and salt you use very slowly week by week and you won't even notice. After about a month, all of sudden even fresh foods taste great.

The down side being is that take-away foods like taste way too salty for you, so you're likely never going to want to eat out, which is only a good thing for your health and wallet.



As a former chicken parmigiana connoisseur I have been through this transformation, and it will change your life, and your pants size. (Although your wife might get annoyed that your increased libido )

 



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11. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2019, 16:22 RedEye9
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 11, 2019, 14:03:
Fair winds and following seas to the brave sailors of the USS Grayback.

Video of the USS Grayback resting place from the Lost 52 Project
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2019, 15:52 jdreyer
 
It's so much easier to read the stories on the front page on my phone.  
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2019, 15:51 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 11, 2019, 12:33:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 11, 2019, 11:54:
My idea of a perfect steak probably varies greatly from theirs.
Maybe from yours, but the idealized perfect version of each cut is essentially an industry standard. Your tastes may not fit industry standard exactly, but what a "perfect steak" consists of is pretty universally agreed upon for each cut.

I think he was referring more to the fact that it is 3D printed...
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2019, 14:16 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 11, 2019, 11:54:
My idea of a perfect steak probably varies greatly from theirs.

I know this steak doesn't exist. I know that when I put it in my mouth, the Matrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious. After nine years, you know what I realize? Ignorance is bliss.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2019, 14:03 Burrito of Peace
 
Fair winds and following seas to the brave sailors of the USS Grayback.

 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2019, 13:41 Nimh
 
A deep thanks to those that defended, and those that continue to defend, democracy. More poignant that ever these days.  
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2019, 13:33 aka_STEVE
 
Thanks to all the Vets who made it possible for us to sit here on our ass & bitch about videogames.....  
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2019, 12:33 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 11, 2019, 11:54:
My idea of a perfect steak probably varies greatly from theirs.
Maybe from yours, but the idealized perfect version of each cut is essentially an industry standard. Your tastes may not fit industry standard exactly, but what a "perfect steak" consists of is pretty universally agreed upon for each cut.
 



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3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2019, 11:54 RedEye9
 
My idea of a perfect steak probably varies greatly from theirs.  
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