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  1. Dear God. I was half expecting a train wreck...

    Dear God. I was half expecting a train wreck given the OP. But man, train wreck does not even come close.
  2. Thread: Dinner

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    Moral of the story: If you've got the time, salt...

    Moral of the story: If you've got the time, salt your meat for at least 40 minutes and up to overnight before cooking. If you haven't got 40 minutes, it's better to season immediately before cooking....
  3. Thread: Dinner

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    Salt draws moisture out, and one of the biggest...

    Salt draws moisture out, and one of the biggest factors in getting a great steak (apparently) is having the surface of the steak DRY before putting it into the pan. So salting strategies have to be...
  4. Thread: Spoon Wars

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    Uh, no. Dessert spoon 10ml, teaspoon 5 ml.

    Uh, no. Dessert spoon 10ml, teaspoon 5 ml.
  5. Thread: Dinner

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    ^ Damn fine looking again. May have to get the...

    ^ Damn fine looking again. May have to get the skillet out this weekend....
  6. Thread: Dinner

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    ^ (way up there to Edmond) - Damn! That is a...

    ^ (way up there to Edmond) - Damn! That is a good looking steak.

    Mind you, for 1700 baht, you would hope so.

    Mendip to note....
  7. Thread: Spoon Wars

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    FTFY.....

    FTFY.....
  8. Thread: Spoon Wars

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    I also have never seen it being used in a recipe....

    I also have never seen it being used in a recipe. I can't help but wonder if it is a "Chinese whispers" bastardization of "soupçon".
  9. Well, yes actually. My work now pays everyone...

    Well, yes actually. My work now pays everyone through deposit to their bank. But it is the tax people behind it. This way all legal earnings get taxed. Before a lot of payments were off book and...
  10. I said before (and got blasted by the "experts"...

    I said before (and got blasted by the "experts" on the board), that the main "bet" Thailand has been playing is holding off importing anything good until they can ramp up production of the locally...
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    Jesus wept.

    Jesus wept.
  12. Thread: Daily Moan

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    You could, and try and follow me here, try adding...

    You could, and try and follow me here, try adding your own real content instead of simply posting like a shitgibbon across the entire board.
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    My sleuthing skills like actually reading the...

    My sleuthing skills like actually reading the post and checking the links?

    Yah. Ok dude. Weird flex but ok.....
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    Jesus - it is in the original post!!!! In...

    Jesus - it is in the original post!!!!

    In their paper, which appears in Scientific Research Publishing’s Advances in Microbiology,
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    The popular mechanics article is based on a paper...

    The popular mechanics article is based on a paper published in a predatory publisher.

    It is not *that* difficult to follow!
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    This link: Scientists claim NASA photos...

    This link:

    Scientists claim NASA photos show mushrooms growing on Mars.

    from the OP takes you to research gate, with a copy of the paper available for download.

    However the paper is...
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    There are links in OP. You can follow through to...

    There are links in OP. You can follow through to the original article. As noted, it is junk.
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    This is publushed by a well known predatory...

    This is publushed by a well known predatory publisher. Value : nil.
  19. For the US embassy saga, i heard that they did...

    For the US embassy saga, i heard that they did bring in vaccine, but it was for their staff. Which makes a fair bit of sense.
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    Small price to pay for pickled onions.....

    Small price to pay for pickled onions.....
  21. Thread: UK road trip

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    I did the barge thing on the Scottish system with...

    I did the barge thing on the Scottish system with my dad when I was a young lad. Brilliant trip that I can still vividly remember.
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    So, my food variety (Lazada) order arrived today....

    So, my food variety (Lazada) order arrived today. The slowest delivery by far (took a week from order to delivery). They did call two days ago to ask about a substitution which I was fine with.
    ...
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    There were, indeed, carrots. It was quite OK to...

    There were, indeed, carrots. It was quite OK to be honest. But the fact that I was starving on account of having missed breakfast and sat through a nearly 5 hour on line meeting may have increased...
  24. Jesus. Are you just willfully stupid? Go take a...

    Jesus. Are you just willfully stupid?
    Go take a look on the company website for fucks sake. Educate yourself.
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    ^did you order some decent steak yet mendip? ...

    ^did you order some decent steak yet mendip?

    FFS. Much longer and I will buy the damn things for you.
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    ^no offense dill, but do fuck off from this...

    ^no offense dill, but do fuck off from this thread. Those living in Thailand are talking.
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    Yup. All my stuff came on dry ice also.

    Yup. All my stuff came on dry ice also.
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    On the flip side, it would be a pretty awesome...

    On the flip side, it would be a pretty awesome way to go.
  29. Bet it took him a while to cut that many...

    Bet it took him a while to cut that many newspapers into banknote sized pieces.......
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    Chinese roulette...

    ...its like Russian roulette, just the odds are better.

    Apparently a large Chinese rocket is set to crash to earth some time over the upcoming weekend. While smaller stuff normally burns up, it...
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    Will try the cornish pasty later. Love me a good...

    Will try the cornish pasty later. Love me a good cornish pasty, so fingers crossed.
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    So, my BritShop order came yesterday. Took a...

    So, my BritShop order came yesterday. Took a while as I ordered it Friday afternoon, but they did not start sending it until monday morning. Fair enough. It was a sampling selection, some...
  33. ^^he should stick to birds of the feathered kind...

    ^^he should stick to birds of the feathered kind as he clearly knows shit about women.
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    Sorry, this is a joke right? Hong Kong and...

    Sorry, this is a joke right? Hong Kong and Singapore. Hmmm. Cannot think of anything else they have in common besides a Chinese populace.
  35. Well, no. As I said, I only think I have a...

    Well, no. As I said, I only think I have a second one. So it is one or two.
  36. Why on earth would you think that women cannot...

    Why on earth would you think that women cannot fart in their sleep?
  37. Honestly not sure how many policies I have for...

    Honestly not sure how many policies I have for covid. I know I have one through work, and I think a second through the bank.
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    Must admit I am struggling with the concept...

    Must admit I am struggling with the concept behind massaman with cheesy garlicky biscuits. Either, great. Together........hmmmmm
  39. Insurance f*ckers really all should be hung. ...

    Insurance f*ckers really all should be hung. Slowly.
  40. Thread: Dinner

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    Yeah, sorry Mendip. Give em another go. Take...

    Yeah, sorry Mendip. Give em another go. Take the string from along the back, couple of mins in boiling water. Lovely.

    PS: The difference is mange tout are "flat", snow peas are rounder. Both...
  41. Thread: Dinner

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    Mendip, hate to break it to you, but those are...

    Mendip, hate to break it to you, but those are NOT mange tout. They are sugar snaps (or snow peas). You just need to remove the "string" and you can eat the whole thing (pod and peas).
  42. ^ The small beer fridge is a boss move....

    ^ The small beer fridge is a boss move....
  43. My set up is main, double screen desktop, two...

    My set up is main, double screen desktop, two laptops on a creaky desk.

    I used a normal chair for a while, then ordered a desk chair from Ikea. I f*cking HATE the thing.

    A good chair is...
  44. This is simply not true. The company was founded...

    This is simply not true. The company was founded in about 2009. It manufactures a few drugs including erythropoietin.
  45. Now that does take me back............

    Now that does take me back............
  46. That is likely to be the locally produced one...

    That is likely to be the locally produced one (made under license). Thailand has actually been involved in vaccine production for quite a long time, and they are quite good at it. BUT, this is...
  47. Personally, going to wait until can get what I...

    Personally, going to wait until can get what I want. Which does NOT include Sinovac or the locally produced AstraZeneca (not sure when that will start to be distributed).

    Lets hope the private...
  48. Thread: Daily Moan

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    To be honest, I think that is 8 'teenage boy...

    To be honest, I think that is 8 'teenage boy years". Bit like dog years. I would have thought 4 max.

    But either way, he does need something with a bit more oomph as he wants to get into video...
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    ^ cool. Different strokes and all that. ...

    ^ cool. Different strokes and all that.

    Still, a useful thread in the end.
  50. Thread: Daily Moan

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    ^ Yeah. he is still in Uni, so will be a few more...

    ^ Yeah. he is still in Uni, so will be a few more years before that can come true.
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