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Postby Matthew Ellard » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:38 pm

I was an idiot when I was young and thought rice cookers, slow cookers and toasters were capitalistic frivolities. because my mother said so. Nowadays, as the home-brand versions of all these things cost around $20, I use them all the time.

A small start up company in Japan made its first electronic product, a rice cooker in 1946. That company was Sony.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:48 pm

Poodle wrote:I have two crockpots. AND a pressure cooker.
Now I want to know why the hell I have two crockpots. :unsure:

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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:02 pm

Matt: I had the same notions.....but I've almost started collecting the specialty tools as you can pick them up for CHEAP at the Goodwill Stores. Like any tool........they do ONE thing especially well.

THEN........i went contra, mostly when my house became a storage shed and doesn't look like a house at all.

So now...........as hinted.....I would turn most cookware over for ONE TOOL: that 12 quart pressure cooker to be placed on a "smart" induction hotplate that is not now currently in production. Infinite temp control through its range down to at least 120 if not even lower. Then....some programmed settings of heat up then slow down to simulate a slow cooker or a rice cooker and so forth. And for lots of dishes.....the pressure cooker does a fine job as it has a thicker bottom to distribute the heat more evenly, ie: without burning. but it still burns...so a slightly thicker bottom to those pots sufficient to prevent burning. The 12 quart would be 12 inches round or more and rather shallow so it could act as a fry pan...... yes, a compromise for a do all pan.

My current favorite toy: the xpress 101 grill:

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Just what I need for an after dinner after thought to have cake for desert, or a quick corn bread to go with chili..I still make my omelettes in a fry pan....quicker and i do enjoy watching my food cook. Before this toy==I would do without.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:36 pm

TJrandom wrote:Gas...

... expands....

... as heat increases....

Not P/VT?

Or is it PV/T?

Or PVT/Tuesday?

I get that math {!#%@} confusticated.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Austin Harper » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:15 pm

By rice cooker, do you mean a pot of water?
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Postby Gord » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:44 pm

Austin Harper wrote:By rice cooker, do you mean a pot of water?

Such was my assumption as well.
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:06 pm

Yeah.........I too find rice to be incredibly easy to cook, even fool proof...........but you can't deny they sell. I think they appeal to people who don't know its just a pot of water WITH A TIMER. That last part could well be worth the price for those who cook a lot of rice? I did almost buy one that could make yogurt as well. Instead, I use a pot of water and have to pay a bit more attention........hence my desire for a "smart" induction plate....a mere timer is not enough. Some rice pot intelligence would be appreciated.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Major Malfunction » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:47 pm

Asians eat a lot of rice, with every meal. So it's convenient to keep a big pot of warm rice for several days.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Poodle » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:53 pm

Mmmmmm! Furry rice. My favourite!

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Postby Major Malfunction » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:58 pm

They keep it hot enough, like about 60C, to avoid microbial infection.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Poodle » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:02 pm

No - I REALLY like furry rice.

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Postby Major Malfunction » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:05 pm

I think you mean fluffy rice. :)
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:07 pm

Even I throw out furry .................anything.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Matthew Ellard » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:18 am

Austin Harper wrote:By rice cooker, do you mean a pot of water?
Gord wrote:Such was my assumption as well.

.......it's more than just a pot of water..........it's a pot of water that turns itself to "warm only" when the rice is ready..

You two just don't understand what it is like to be a modern free-living girl in the modern 1980s. I don't have time to muck around with pots while my nail polish is drying. I got book clubs to go to, macrame hanging pot nets to knit and I'm burning my bra at 7PM!
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

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Take it off first.
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Postby Pyrrho » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:50 pm

I got poison ivy blisters.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

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HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! First time ever I've seen your memory device Flash. Must not work over the webitudes...... or does it do something else?
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Pyrrho wrote:I got poison ivy blisters.

I got congestive heart failure
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bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! First time ever I've seen your memory device Flash...?

That's what you think.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

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scrmbldggs wrote:
bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! First time ever I've seen your memory device Flash...?

That's what you think.

Oh!!!!! I get it.... right you are. How dumb of me.....................

Seems to be a delay on this one though.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Gord » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:58 am

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:
bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! First time ever I've seen your memory device Flash...?

That's what you think.

Oh!!!!! I get it.... right you are. How dumb of me.....................

Seems to be a delay on this one though.

What one?
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby TJrandom » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:32 am

We use one of our rice cookers to make black garlic - using the manual `keep warm` mode from the start. I believe only the older rice cookers have this feature - with newer ones needing to cook first and then automatically keep warm.

For several years now, at the local harvest festival – I have carried the 60kg bundle of rice along the prescribed course – there and back, to win a 5kg bag of new (freshly harvested) rice. I won`t be doing that anymore.

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TJrandom wrote:We use one of our rice cookers to make black garlic - using the manual `keep warm` mode from the start. I believe only the older rice cookers have this feature - with newer ones needing to cook first and then automatically keep warm.

For several years now, at the local harvest festival – I have carried the 60kg bundle of rice along the prescribed course – there and back, to win a 5kg bag of new (freshly harvested) rice. I won`t be doing that anymore.

Wussy. Rice is to die for!
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

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Reporting to the hospital this afternoon.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Poodle » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:23 pm

Best of luck, you grumpy bastard.

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Poodle wrote:Best of luck, you grumpy bastard.

It'll be a pisser.

Literally, IV Lasik. :roll:
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Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:33 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Wussy. Rice is to die for!
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:I got congestive heart failure
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Reporting to the hospital this afternoon.

Ask if they serve rice pudding.

My mother was diagnosed with same as a teen. They said at the time she'd die before her thirties. She lived till 65. It was an antibiotic resistant lung infection that got her in the end. Because they misdiagnosed it for 3 years. Kept giving her general antibiotics, which worked for a couple weeks, then it came back. Which was just making it stronger. They talk about over/misuse of antibiotics.

The stupid thing is in the very beginning the doctor did the right tests, lab said it's this, but he just kept giving her the general antibiotics for years. Effectively training a superbug. Until she could hardly breathe, had to go to hospital, doctors there pulled her records, immediately saw the lab analysis from years ago, and put her on the strongest specific stuff available. Unfortunately it was too late.

Don't trust your "family doctor". Always seek -at least- a second opinion. I tried to tell her that...

Another story, I lived with a girl that had a similar heart condition from birth. We owned a house and were trying to make babies. Doctors would look at her heart rate of 35 bpm and ask if she's a marathon runner. One doctor immediately wanted to crack open her sternum and perform open heart surgery, because she's likely to die in six months. Maybe even a heart transplant.

I recommended caution. Four years later and she's still alive and happy with another bloke. Good for her.

What I'm saying, Gawd, is seek a second opinion.
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:41 pm

Well, it's like this. My cardiologist reviewed my records in July. Those included tests done at a public hospital and the results forwarded to the VA. He said "You're fine, see you in a year." The test results showed congestive heart failure. My primary care doctor checked my record, found those results, and now they're doing something about it.
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Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:32 pm

The more data, the better the conclusion.
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:36 pm

GP's really do suck as a group. You have to know what is wrong with yourself and DIRECT their care in way too many cases. My Mom died because of a give a {!#%@} GP.......different story........from cancer. You can learn alot about stuff when you get motivated. Since GP's already know all this stuff..................its something else going on, that which I call give a {!#%@}.

CHD is a new one on me. Didn't know you could "live with it." Ah, medicine, the human body, payment systems, and give a {!#%@} attitudes. Ain't life grand?
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Many yirz ago I realized that doctorz are like everybody else - 80% are competent at their job only due to intens training, like sircus chimps. They can fix you up if your malady iz by-the-book standard. Then therez 10% blithering incompetents hoo went thru the same training but hav no talent for the job. They will usually screw up sum how, leaving you worse off.

The next group can really think about wut they are doing and go beyond standard proseedurez, invent new stuff, advans medical siens. Us ordinary chumps rarely get to see them.

The final group, 2 - 3% are sycopaths hoo will intentionally mess you up. Their entire reazon for bekuming doctorz wuz akses to victimz.
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Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:51 pm

Yeah. Mostly I just go to them to beg for a drug I already know will fix me.

Most GPs aren't much better than pharmacists. But sometimes, some of them surprise me with their knowledge. Those are the ones you want.

And then you have to work through the specialists... I mean, you already have to be kind of strange to be a specialist.

I've never met a specialist that was quite right up there, if you know what I mean.
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Postby TJrandom » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:51 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Reporting to the hospital this afternoon.


Once it is all over - hope to see you back from the front...

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Postby Major Malfunction » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:27 am

Gawd doesn't want your sympathy! He wants a punch in the guts!
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Postby TJrandom » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:09 am

Major Malfunction wrote:Gawd doesn't want your sympathy! He wants a punch in the guts!


The physical aspect of that old saying - was a slap on the back, followed by a punch to the gut.

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Postby Gord » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:45 am

I got a flu shot on Saturday, and NOW it suddenly starts to hurt. "Delayed reaction?" That's practically a Canada Post reaction.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Gord » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:34 am

Ah, crap.

Your eBay account was suspended because recent account activity has raised serious security concerns. We've taken this precaution to protect our members while we make sure that the activity doesn't cause harm -- however unintentionally -- to the eBay Community.

You won't be able to use eBay in any way. This includes using another existing account or registering a new account.

Any outstanding selling fees are due immediately, and any amounts that you haven't previously disputed will be charged to the billing method currently on file.

I'm really bad at Teh Internets. Not sure what I did, but I was definitely online at the time and trying to buy something from eBay. Not that I managed it, of course, because I'M REALLY BAD AT TEH INTERNETS!!

I saw something at a good price and I thought, "Hey I'll buy that!" Then I tried to buy it. It told me to log in. I tried to log in. It didn't work. I didn't know why. I tried a few more times. Finally I decided to make a new account because I couldn't remember the old account name, or I couldn't remember the old account password, or both. That also didn't work, so I tried it again. Apparently I had 4 accounts by the time they suspended them all.

Never did manage to make the purchase. Just as well, though -- the price was in American dollars, which when converted to Canadian (and with shipping added in) was a lot more expensive than I had expected it would be.

...also, I don't have any of the credit cards they use on eBay. I forgot about that. I'm more of a paypal kinda guy.

Like I said, I'M REALLY BAD AT TEH INTERNETS!! :lol:

Now I'm going to go watch Stranger Things on Netflix. I mean, probably. I probably will. Unless I don't do that very well either.

Y'know what? Technology and I are not getting along well lately. The computer freezes on startup and I have to perform a hard reboot; the new printer cuts off the top inch from every second page it prints; and the ipad won't rotate, except when it suddenly rotates upside down. And none of these things are mine, so any "repairs" I try to make run the risk of me doing something unfortunate to someone else's device.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Poodle » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:39 am

Thankfully, the concept of a rotating iPad is over my head.

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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:46 am

Luckily, Gord's never touching my "device".

In other news doctor looked funny when I explained why I had bit of metal in my skull. Not really any of his business.
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