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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7245 on: March 29, 2013, 05:55:28 PM »
^ Don't forget the Wonder Twins!

I mentioned them in the "too pathetic to count" parenthetical aside.  :)

Wait.  Are you telling me that you DIDN'T spend your formative years pinching your mother's rings and using them to shout "Wonder twins...ACTIVATE!!"? How strange. Exactly what was it about being able to turn into a dragon failed to excite you?

DIsclaimer: I haven't looked at the wonder twins in ... many ... years. But my inner child says you're wrong wrong wrong.:)
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« Reply #7246 on: March 29, 2013, 06:23:34 PM »
What does "High" temperature on a crock pot equal degree-wise?




I'm making corned beef and cabbage tomorrow (yes, sigh, I know my holidays are off ::) LOL!) which I usually do in the crock pot (about 8 hours on high.) I'm making a double-batch, which I've done in my crock pot, but instead of cooking the potatoes and cabbage stove-top I thought about putting it all in together in my roaster oven.

But I have no clue as to what temperature I should set my roaster oven at.

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« Reply #7247 on: March 29, 2013, 06:33:10 PM »
My father (who's an amazing cook) says that the high setting on a slow cooker is about 300-350F, though if he's imagining the size of the corned beef correctly, he might set it at 325F.  He also says that he wouldn't add the potatoes and cabbage until nearer to the end of the cook time, since the corned beef should take far longer to cook and you'd likely wind up with cabbage-potato mush if you tried to do it all at once.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7248 on: March 29, 2013, 06:53:38 PM »
^ Don't forget the Wonder Twins!

I mentioned them in the "too pathetic to count" parenthetical aside.  :)

Wait.  Are you telling me that you DIDN'T spend your formative years pinching your mother's rings and using them to shout "Wonder twins...ACTIVATE!!"? How strange. Exactly what was it about being able to turn into a dragon failed to excite you?

DIsclaimer: I haven't looked at the wonder twins in ... many ... years. But my inner child says you're wrong wrong wrong.:)

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- They have to shout out what they're changing into
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« Reply #7249 on: March 29, 2013, 08:18:15 PM »
Aquaman's troubles spawn from the 1970s cartoon Superfriends.  The line-up was as follows:

Superman:  Last Son of Krypton.  Strong, flies, see through things, invulnerable.
Batman:  World's Greatest Detective.  Smart, charming, skilled.
Robin:  The Boy Wonder.  Batman's sidekick, and you don't expect greatness from a sidekick; not crying in front of the villains is a victory.
Wonder Woman:  The Original Warrior Princess.  Strong, agile, beautiful, and had an invisible jet.
They were later joined by:
Green Lantern:  The Man Without Fear (no wait, that's Daredevil.)  Space-magic ring that lets him create anything he can imagine (which makes his usual usage of giant boxing gloves rather sad.)
Flash: The Fastest Man Alive.  Superspeed.  Running fast doesn't seem like much of a power, but he's versatile.
Hawkman: Guy Dressed Like A Bird.  Flight (via wings)
...and three Hanna-Barbera creations, all "Captain Diversity":
Black Vulcan:  Black guy with lightning powers
Apache Chief:  Native American guy with growth powers
Samurai:  Japanese guy with wind, fire, and invisibility powers
(There was also Marvin/Wendy/Superdog, and the Wonder Twins with Gleek.  And that is the last I shall mention them.)

Then there was Aquaman.  Aquaman wasn't thought through very much, so he was essentially a normal guy who could breathe underwater and talk to fish.  Had that been thought through, they would have realized three things:
1) Aquaman is undisputed lord and master of 75% of the planet.
2) Aqauman talks to things such as whales (not fish, but he can), sharks, giant squids, and dolphins (can you say espionage?)
3) Aquaman can survive the Marianas Trench.  That alone has to grant him enormous strength and durability.
Combine this, and he should have been curb-stomping villains, feeding them to sharks, and claiming diplomatic immunity when called on it!

This was educational, entertaining, and just all-round awesome. Five stars!

Thanks for your responses, it all makes sense now.

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« Reply #7250 on: March 29, 2013, 09:23:22 PM »

Now I just need to translate the recipe from French to English because that mini cake looks divine! ;D

I am pretty good at figuring out French stuff ... feel free to message me with the recipe if you want some help :)

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« Reply #7251 on: March 30, 2013, 02:22:11 PM »
My father (who's an amazing cook) says that the high setting on a slow cooker is about 300-350F, though if he's imagining the size of the corned beef correctly, he might set it at 325F.  He also says that he wouldn't add the potatoes and cabbage until nearer to the end of the cook time, since the corned beef should take far longer to cook and you'd likely wind up with cabbage-potato mush if you tried to do it all at once.

Thank you. Although I decided to do it in the crock pot anyway (I didn't see this post until just now.)

But I'll keep that in mind for next time! ;D




p.s. I did know that about the potatoes and cabbage ;) -- thanks anyway!

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« Reply #7252 on: March 30, 2013, 06:58:47 PM »
Back with another stupid question   ;D

Can you use a cake pop maker to make crab cakes and/ or chicken meat balls? Or will you get burned outsides and raw insides.

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« Reply #7253 on: March 30, 2013, 08:41:11 PM »
If I end up doing it I'll ask in an hardware store but until then someone here might tell me it's actually not possible:

I'd like to get a coat hook for my SO's place, he doesn't have one but could likely use one, just doesn't know it  ;).
Since he's into climbing I thought about getting a climbing hold (shaped a bit like a hook) but was wondering if there's any way to put it on the wall without making a hole, so like, 'gluing' it (I can't find the US equivalent of the product I have in mind, a glue that holds up to 100kg/cm²  (very roughly 220pounds/ 1/2 inch²) so the strength of it shouldn't be a problem).

But clearly, if I can't make a hole I don't want to leave a nasty trace or anything on the wall, so, does it come of?  The website doesn't say anything about it, so if I make it a surprise* and he hates it he'll likely be quite unhappy if it ruins the wall (that would be a kind of painted wall(not)paper).

*When it will be our place, not just his, and by asking/telling him before, the using a climbing hold will be the surprise.

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« Reply #7254 on: March 30, 2013, 09:49:25 PM »
3M makes a tape just for that purpose. Do they sell 3M products where you live?
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« Reply #7255 on: March 31, 2013, 02:10:59 AM »
It's a boring Easter Sunday, so have been sporadically watching "Pimp my Ride" on TV (as I've used my internet allocation from Telstra for the month after some heavy downloading and have been slowed to 64 kbps).

So.........  my stupid question is:  do you have annual vehicle inspections in order for vehicles to be registered in the US?  It seems these "beaters" are in such bad repair that they'd never pass for rego here at all!
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« Reply #7256 on: March 31, 2013, 02:23:06 AM »
It's a boring Easter Sunday, so have been sporadically watching "Pimp my Ride" on TV (as I've used my internet allocation from Telstra for the month after some heavy downloading and have been slowed to 64 kbps).

So.........  my stupid question is:  do you have annual vehicle inspections in order for vehicles to be registered in the US?  It seems these "beaters" are in such bad repair that they'd never pass for rego here at all!

California requires an emissions test, I believe, but I don't think any other states do.  When you first get your license you must show that you have access to a car to learn in (doesn't necessarily have to belong to you or your family) which has some basic safety stuff - seats, seat belts, mirrors, lights, etc.  Something any road-worthy car should have.

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« Reply #7257 on: March 31, 2013, 02:25:47 AM »
It's a boring Easter Sunday, so have been sporadically watching "Pimp my Ride" on TV (as I've used my internet allocation from Telstra for the month after some heavy downloading and have been slowed to 64 kbps).

So.........  my stupid question is:  do you have annual vehicle inspections in order for vehicles to be registered in the US?  It seems these "beaters" are in such bad repair that they'd never pass for rego here at all!

California requires an emissions test, I believe, but I don't think any other states do.  When you first get your license you must show that you have access to a car to learn in (doesn't necessarily have to belong to you or your family) which has some basic safety stuff - seats, seat belts, mirrors, lights, etc.  Something any road-worthy car should have.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_inspection_in_the_United_States
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« Reply #7258 on: March 31, 2013, 03:42:59 AM »
Some states do, some don't. In some of the states that dont, you can be pulled over if your car is presenting an obvious safety hazard (like a broken windshield or some such.
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« Reply #7259 on: March 31, 2013, 04:56:19 AM »
Thank you ladies - much appreciated!
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