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#1 Posted by OldGuy (1687 posts) -

Urgh. Can adding salt make the water take longer to boil? Sure, but it takes way more salt that you're ever going to (or should) use. To increase the boiling point of 1 quart of water by 1 degree Fahrenheit you need to add 3 tablespoons of salt (table salt not Kosher) - I don't use more that 1T per quart for my pasta so...

My favorite non stick pan is well seasoned cast iron. Cheap, easy to care for, practically indestructable.

Oh, and pasta should never swim in sauce (don't know if it was mentioned, I only skimmed). When you finish the dish you should have very little (1/2t to 1t) on the plate - it should flavor the pasta not be soup you're serving noodles in.

Gnocchi is wonderful if you get (or make) good gnocchi, but there is an awful lot of bad, heavy, lumpy, dense, chewy, boring gnocchi out there.

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#2 Posted by OldGuy (1687 posts) -

Burden of Dreams (then watch Fitzcarraldo).

Lost in La Manchu.

Gimme Shelter.

Grey Gardens.

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#3 Edited by OldGuy (1687 posts) -

Whatever else you think of it Ben Hur was awesome because of the chariot race - they built a full size stadium and filmed all of it for real (since CGI was not a thing) - and save for about 2 shots Chuck was driving. Which leads to one of my favorite quotes... Heston was concerned about the shoot and Yakima Canutt, who was the stunt coordinator running the thing, said to him: "You just stay in the chariot; I guarantee you'll win the damn race."

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#4 Posted by OldGuy (1687 posts) -

Oh, goody!

This definitely deserves this:

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Woo indeed.

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#5 Posted by OldGuy (1687 posts) -

...never push code on a Friday.

I've dug up my long HDMI cable so I'm back in biz for now... but... le sigh.

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#6 Edited by OldGuy (1687 posts) -

It is amongst the most generic AC games... but... if you really like them, it's not broken... so... sure?

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#7 Edited by OldGuy (1687 posts) -

@renegadedoppelganger: Nice... though you should take out the links to the audio edits (and take them offline) as that's premium content...

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#8 Posted by OldGuy (1687 posts) -

This has now also made Morning Edition on NPR (as a half past the hour 30 second odd news bumper thing) and Marketplace Morning Report (also on NPR)... though no mention of the origin...

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#9 Posted by OldGuy (1687 posts) -

90% of the time it's one step down from the hardest option regardless of the default.

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#10 Posted by OldGuy (1687 posts) -

The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

The Bob Newhart Show

Red Green

Red Dwarf

(yes, yes, I'm old)