Reply to: Note 12 posted by Korridel Korridel raises some good points. Also know that almost every teenager becomes a handful at some point, if the kiddo is there yet. I'm sure nobody would wish their teenage selves upon anyone, given enough time to reflect.
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Re: how to raise gracious (or not entitled) kids? +
Saturday, March 30, 2019 @ 05:16
Re: how to raise gracious (or not entitled) kids?
Saturday, March 30, 2019 @ 00:13
Reply to: Note 7 posted by Impurifan One of the things we've strived for with our kids (2 1/2 and 8m) is autonomy - reasonable levels for their age. My son (2 1/2) has a stool he has to get all his stuff from the bathroom himself, helps prepare meals, helps set the table, and gets food for his little sister. I'd recommend reading up on the Montessori method. It's about growing your child with autonomy to help them take pride in the things they do and go for the satisfaction of the acts they do. With older kids? What sort of conversation(s) and engagement do you currently have with them? Are you talking to them, asking them about their day? It's important to connect with your kids. You say your kid lost interest in Chess - Have you asked them why? Kids can have issues with highly complex tasks like chess, and especially if it's being forced on them. Don't get mad at the responses your kid gives - take them and let them share them with you. It'll grow a healthier kid and experience for you.
Re: Smart hubs
Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 13:58
Reply to: Note 6 posted by Tymme Get Philips Hue or Ikea Trådlös. It'll change your life. swho 12 area Other than that, I mostly ask my home stupid questions or ask it to play an episode from netflix in the living room.
Re: how to raise gracious (or not entitled) kids?
Sunday, March 10, 2019 @ 07:35
Reply to: Note 7 posted by Impurifan You would be best to make use of "Bem's theory of self perception". Consider a chore such as the washing up. If you treat your kids for doing this they will think that you are giving them the treat because if you didn't they would refuse to do the washing up. Better, if the children do a poor job of washing up refuse to let them clean the floor. This way your children will think that cleaning the floor must be a reward - or else, if they don t really like cleaning the floor and that is accepted by all sides - that cleaning the floor is the price for doing the washing up. Why would there be a price for doing the washing up? Because its such fun! Note - I am NOT a qualified psychologist.
Re: Spanish as first language. +
Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 00:55
Reply to: Note 3 posted by Mannec > ahhh, but what if there were some interest in a google translate filter? I have a MUSHclient plugin for that.
Re: how to raise gracious (or not entitled) kids?
Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 00:37
Reply to: Note 7 posted by Impurifan teach them how to play aard and support them to play it.
how to raise gracious (or not entitled) kids?
Friday, March 8, 2019 @ 20:48
I know there are books on the subject, but I'm going for crowd sourced wisdom... what are the keys to raising gracious kids? When I come home from work, I occasionally (once per month ish) have a treat for the kids 6, 4, and 1. And apprently they enjoyed it so much, that most times I come home the kids run to me and ask "Did you bring a treat for me?". And then groans of disappointment when not. Is deprivation the best strategy? I'm hardly joking. My 6 year old loved chess until I taught him Agricola, and chess just became relatively unfun and he no longer likes it. I am scared to death about ever exposing him to video games... I learned as a parent it is far easier to never give than to have to take away... but how do I mold them to meet disappointment with grit and grace?
Friday, March 8, 2019 @ 09:38
I recently received a Google Home Hub and a Chromecast Ultra. While I know what these devices can generally do, I definitely feel like I'm not getting the full experience out of them that others who have purchased them would have. So, if you have these kinds of devices, how do you make use of them? Is anyone at the "couldn't live without mine" stage, and what got you there? Or is it more of a novelty at this point and doesn't get much use after the initial experience?
Re: Spanish as first language. ++
Thursday, March 7, 2019 @ 17:39
Reply to: Note 4 posted by Tymme !Todavia estas inconsciente!
Re: Spanish as first language. +
Thursday, March 7, 2019 @ 17:29
Reply to: Note 3 posted by Mannec Quiero lanzar misiles magicos!
Re: Spanish as first language.
Thursday, March 7, 2019 @ 14:12
Reply to: Note 2 posted by Lasher ahhh, but what if there were some interest in a google translate filter?
Robinhood Checking & Savings
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 12:39
Robinhood: Hey guys, we are going to offer this checking and savings thing, with 3 percent interest, insured by SIPC and everything! SIPC: Huh?! SIPC: Wat. Why weren't we told? No. Just no. SIPC: REPORTED. SEC: Someone called? Robinhood: Uhhh... Waitwait, let's talk this over. Don't you love financial innovation? PSA: If someone's offering you a better interest rate on a cash account vs short term central bank rates and claiming to be insured/guaranteed, there's probably something they're not telling you... ... unless you've been calling them dad/mom since you were a kid.
Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 18:02
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RIP Stan Lee
Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 18:59
*SNIKT* *HULK SMASH* etc. Rest in Peace - thanks for all the great moments plus cameos in movies.
Re: Remember to vote blue and save the humankind!
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 @ 08:53
Reply to: Note 563 posted by Dexter Thank You, democrats and humankind is thankful! :) Though not too big a wave yet...
Remember to vote blue and save the humankind! ++
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 @ 05:11
Reply to: Note 566 posted by Turie The One Cell Or Less Front (OCOLF) by a landslide.
Re: Remember to vote blue and save the humankind! ++
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 @ 04:51
Reply to: Note 565 posted by Mannec I think Insects would win!
Re: Remember to vote blue and save the humankind! +
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 @ 19:27
Reply to: Note 564 posted by Chnigujiguji the ants would sweep the polls.
Re: Remember to vote blue and save the humankind!
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 @ 18:09
Reply to: Note 563 posted by Dexter What would happen if all other species could vote?
Remember to vote blue and save the humankind!
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 @ 17:42
Accuvote TS used in voting in Georgia? :P
Sunday, November 4, 2018 @ 22:59
Just saying looks quite easy hackable...
TV series suggestions. ++++++
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 @ 14:18
Reply to: Note 560 posted by Tymme They've picked up some continuity, yeah. They are also challenging current and pop culture issues, which is amusing if you're up to date with the internet and memes and whatnot.
Re: TV series suggestions. ++++++
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 @ 10:53
Reply to: Note 559 posted by Dexter > South Park also is so great. Is it again? I dropped off after... 15th or so season because it got too repetitive. (Except for the trilogies, those were always good.) I heard around season 18 they started doing more of a week-to-week story arc instead of individually contained episodes, but not sure if that helped or not.
Re: TV series suggestions. +++++
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 @ 10:42
Reply to: Note 552 posted by Chnigujiguji DD, Punisher... also Alternate Carbon (correct me if i remember serie wrong) was nice. South Park also is so great.
Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 01:30
Reply to: Note 553 posted by Abelinc I miss Reina. RIP. - Fiendish
Re: lottery +
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 @ 23:22
Reply to: Note 555 posted by Redryn only if you dont have to split therefore pick a combo of all numbers over 30 to avoid bdays
Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 01:56
Reply to: Note 553 posted by Abelinc Not every lottery bet is statistically loss making. Especially with rollover of prize monies, sometimes you have a statistical positive expected value. See e.g. the story of Jerry Selbee.
Re: Making stuffed peppers
Sunday, October 21, 2018 @ 16:55
Reply to: Note 549 posted by Tymme Stuffed peppers is a very versatile dish. You can mix and match ingredients, what's on hand or what you prefer. I like doing red peppers with shredded chicken. I saute the chicken with some garlic, onion, and red pepper flakes. Use white or brown rice, or a combo. Great recipe to play around with! Mickey
Saturday, October 20, 2018 @ 15:17
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From : Fiendish: Re: how many of you play lottery and your chance to be rich Forum : Misc - #14426 To : all Reina Date : Sun Mar 27 14:38:30 2011 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Reply to: Note 14421 posted by Reina Rich people like to pooh pooh the lottery. They like to get all uppity and holier-than-thou and say "Only idiots play the lottery" or "the lottery is a tax on people who don't know math". And I'm here to tell you that I *do* understand the math, and I think they're extremely wrong. And they got to be so wrong by letting themselves get swept away by hyperbolic situations and a lack of perspective. So here's the real deal... Reina, your initial statements are absolutely correct. A person in nearly all situations can figure out a way to set aside, let's say, $25 every month for lottery tickets. In fact, even homeless people who make money by panhandling can do it if they don't blow everything on cigarettes and hobo wine. But you're probably wrong in thinking that doing so for 10 years consecutively guarantees a win for any individual. Here's the thing, though. It doesn't matter. Because SOMEONE will win. And that someone will have just launched themselves out of poverty in a way that few other actions can. And everyone else will have set themselves back only very slightly. So you're very right. You can hold on to your few dollars every month and tell yourself "oh, it will never happen". And at the end you'll have those few extra dollars and still be poor. Or you can gamble the few extra dollars and have a very very small chance of launching yourself into a new tax bracket. Since people liked my last diagrams, here's a new set: | | The state of all poor people when nobody buys | lottery tickets. | | | +------------ below this line are POOR -------------- |//////////////////////////////////////////////////// |//////////////////////////////////////////////////// <- poor people (all of them still poor.) |//////////////////////////////////////////////////// --+---------------------------------------------------- | | / / / | The state of all poor people when they all | buy lottery tickets their whole lives. | / / <- some of them not poor anymore (YAY!) | / / | +------------ below this line are POOR -------------- |//////////////////////////////////////////// |//////////////////////////////////////////////////// <- poor people (many of them still poor) |//////////////////////////////////////////////////// --+---------------------------------------------------- | - Fiendish ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Abe
Re: TV series suggestions. ++++
Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 09:54
Reply to: Note 551 posted by Impurifan Oh, forgot about "Extras". and "Spaced" .. And Louie If not seen those yet, happy binging - great great times ahead for yous:)
Re: TV series suggestions. +++
Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 20:51
Reply to: Note 547 posted by Wachuma Parenthood Gilmore Girls Lost Game of Thrones Killing Eve The Office Your list is missing some of the best television ever made. Forca real treat, strictly budget yourself to 1 episode a week.
Re: Making stuffed peppers
Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 14:51
Reply to: Note 549 posted by Tymme I like to use the red peppers because I think they are a little sweeter than the green. The red peppers have the most nutritional value because they've been on the vine longest. Green peppers are picked early and haven't had the chance to turn yellow, orange, and red while on the vine. For the stuffing I use a low-fat ground beef (97% lean). You can use ground turkey, or even ground pork - since pork would be fattier you could also just add a portion of the ground pork for flavor. I put the meat in a bowl and add cooked white rice, how much you use depends on your own taste. I use the visual as a guide. Try not to smash the rice while stirring it into the meat. Place a generous handful of the meat mixture into a halved, cored, and seeded pepper. Line these up in a small casserole dish, cover with tomato sauce, cover with foil, and bake at 350 for 45-ish minutes.
Making stuffed peppers
Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 10:16
Looking to try out stuffed peppers for dinner some time. I've tried red and green peppers and would probably do green, but has anyone ever done other )yellow, orange, etc), and what do you prefer for stuffing/filling?
Re: Don't plug space heaters into power strips +
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 16:17
Reply to: Note 542 posted by Throxx Heh, the fridge at work has a printed version of the this article on it: http://abelinc.me/surge Abe
Re: TV series suggestions. ++
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 13:18
Reply to: Note 545 posted by Tymme Thanks for all the suggestions so far! Much appreciated
Re: TV series suggestions. ++
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 13:01
Reply to: Note 545 posted by Tymme Last man on earth. There are no "jokes". Most episodes are buildups to "wtf is happening".
Re: TV series suggestions. +
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 12:09
Reply to: Note 544 posted by Sammael American Gods (not related to much of original list, just... different) Battlebots (either original or 2015 reboot) Castle (comedy crime drama) Community (comedy) Great American Food Truck Race (realityish, food) How I Met Your Mother (sitcom) Leverage (crime?/drama) Mike and Molly (sitcom) Mr. Robot (not based on others, but good... Fight Club meets Hackers) Next Food Network Star (reality, food) NCIS (crime/drama, original is probably the best?) The Wire (crime) Cartoon/Anime Archer (adult) IGPX Log Horizon Venture Bros (adult)
Re: TV series suggestions.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 05:45
Reply to: Note 543 posted by Wachuma Boy, do I have suggestions for you. Cartoons: Over the Garden Wall Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Legend of Korra Disenchanted Others: Horror - The Haunting of Hill House Adult Comedy - Blue Mountain State Comedy / Sitcom - Brooklyn Nine Nine Fantasy/Suspense - Stranger Things Adventure (16+) - Westworld I'll probably think of something else.
TV series suggestions.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 04:45
Heya I got 2 lists here, 1 for cartoons, and the other is kinda randamized. If I give you a few examples of the stuff im into, could you perhaps give some similar sugggestions? Thanks Cartoons: Sponge Bob Adventure time Futurama The Simpsons Abit of this and that: Topgear Mythbusters Seinfeld 2 and a half men Ancient aliens Star trek Outer limits Big bang theory Bear grylles Hells kitchen Modern familly Black sails Amazing race X files Criminal minds Thanks
Re: Don't plug space heaters into power strips
Monday, October 15, 2018 @ 19:39
Reply to: Note 541 posted by Raded 8 years as a federal firefighter, at least 1 fire a year from this. It was our most written up problem when inspecting.
Don't plug space heaters into power strips
Monday, October 15, 2018 @ 19:37
We have to have this conversation every year at work, because inevitably someone does it and melts a goddamned power strip, but don't plug your space heater into a power strip. Plug it into the damned wall or get a blanket. Thank you.
Re: Fantasy Hockey
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 @ 20:50
Reply to: Note 539 posted by Rezit I want a fantasy swimming pool.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 @ 20:48
Hi, Created a fantasy hockey pool for the season. Can join here: http://fantasy.espn.com/hockey/welcome http://fantasy.espn.com/hockey/league/join? leagueId=31648629&inviteId=2412cca3-9d9c-4b2e-b477-7036a03c82b5 Thanks Rezit
Re: Pro Cheef Tip Of The Day +
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 12:44
Reply to: Note 537 posted by Redwood False! It has all of the same ingredients as your favorite barbecue sauce. Tomato, vinegar, sugar, smoke, salt, garlic, chilis, spices.
Re: Pro Cheef Tip Of The Day
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 12:43
Reply to: Note 532 posted by Fiendish Gross.
Pro Chef Tip Of The Day
Saturday, September 15, 2018 @ 12:43
Herdy dur flerty floopin. Shmer der floompty. Yer shoopin flerpty dur. Bork Bork Bork
Re: Pro Chef
Saturday, September 15, 2018 @ 11:14
Reply to: Note 534 posted by Enoon frying pan with hot oil 6 slices lean smoked bacon 2 large free range eggs fresh WARM WHITE bread from the bakers yolks runny, whites crispy...
Saturday, September 15, 2018 @ 11:13
bowl cereal milk
Pro Chef Roast Dinner
Saturday, September 15, 2018 @ 08:26
Ingredients : 1 whole chioken 4 carrots 4 parsnips 1 cabbage roasting potato's (about 300g per person) 2 onions 4 cloves garlic jar of mixed dry herbs tomato paste Method : prepare all veg (chopped into edible fork sized chunks) except onion (just remove skin/top+tail/quarter with large sharp veg knife) top/tail/peel carrots/parsnips "pick" + wash cabbage leaves peel potato's + cut in half/quarter so all roughly same size (half a small palm) peel/top/tail garlic + cut in half Method 2 : Pre-Heat oven to 180-190 C (read cooking instructions on chicken packaging) or check with your butcher or check online with google or another search engine also note the full cooking time Place 1.5 Litres water into a large saucepan to make gravy add onions, garlic, approx 1 carrot, approx 1 parsnip, small handfull of cabbage leaves, 2 or 3 pieces of potato (YES! Potato's have flavor!!) about 5 teaspoons of dried mixed herbs, or even fresh if you have them... about half a 300 ML tube of tomato paste or about 3-4 small-medium ripe/slightly overipe tomato's/1 small carton of "passata"/half a 300g tin of chopped tomato's say about 5 teaspoons of sugar or 3 teaspoons of honey (BUT NOT BOTH!!) and that's the gravy taken care of... leave on a very very low simmer (only just bubbling tiny bubbles or just a tiny bit lower heat) - this is one reason why a GAS cooker is ESSENTIAL for a roast dinner... Place chicken in a roasting tin suitable for middle shelf of the oven with enough room for another roasting tin on the top shelf above for the potatos once Oven is up to temperature... baste the chicken in vegetable or sunflower oil oil,thoroughly, get messy! hands is best way or use a basting brush/stick if you're a bit girly... generously season with salt and pepper, maybe add 3-4 teaspoons of mixed herbs sprinkled lightly+evenly over whole chicken place potatos in a deep roasting tin suitable for top shelf of the oven above the chicken on the middle shelf cover in oil and make sure there is plenty of oil in the bottom of the roasting tin so that the potato's don't dry up and burn... some salt and pepper wouldn't hurt... now you can relax make a note of the time approx every 20-25 minutes the potatos need to be "turned"/basted CAREFULLY so that they don't turn to mush the chicken needs to be kept moist with oil and re-basted at the same times asda potatos (sorry, as on a new line thinks I'm trying to Set my "attack_spell" variable...) When the chicken is about 25 minutes until cooked fill and boil the kettle once boiled, add the water to a LARGE/EXTRA LARGE saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer (about medium/medium-high on gas) add all yer veg should now be about 15 minutes until chicken is cookered This is the hardest part Putting it all together at the last minute. Take a deep breath and remember that... if you fuck up... Even Pro Chef's with years of experience fuck up sunday roasts sometimes, don't be too hard on yourself... if you want to learn, it WILL take several attempts to get it right and perfect your own style /technique okay when time is up for chicken, take chicken out of oven and place on a chopping board to rest once chicken is on chopping board, turn oven up to about 230-240 C to crisp up the potatos in the last 10-15 minutes and give them a nice golden brown crispy skin, (should probably re-baste them too with a big spoon) brown crispy skin, (should probably re-baste them too with a big spoon using the oil from the bottom of the roasting tin) next... remove the veg from the heat but LEAVE IN THE WATER remove the gravy from the heat remove the gravy from the heat and place saucepan on the side get a sieve/collander (but not the one your going to use for the veg) and sieve out all the veg/chunks from the gravy and let the gravy drip into either a large wide surfa\ce jug or another saucepan to pour into a jug once all the veg/chunks have been sieved/removed 10 or 15 minutes will have likely passed, carve the chicken if you're not sure how to carve a chicken or it's too hot to handle simply just "quarter" it there are plenty of videos on youtube and other cooking websites that will show you how to "quarter a chicken" ... finally, sieve the veg from the water using a collander/sieve and place back in the saucepan they came from and VOILAH! serve. only thing left to do is pour gravy into a jug if it's in a saucepan. I CANNOT STRESS HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO HAVE A MODERN OVEN/4 RING/HOB GAS COOKER TO SUCCESSFULLY COOK A ROAST AS WELL AS 2 ROASTING TINS SUITABLE SIZE TO GO MIDDLE SHELF AND TOP SHELF OF YOUR GAS OVEN AND 2 LARGE SAUCEPANS (1 FOR GRAVY, 1 FOR VEG) AND 2 SIEVES/COLLANDERS (1 FOR GRAVY ONE FOR VEG) I ALSO CANNOT STRESS HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT ROAST DINNERS ARE DIFFICULT AND TAKE EXPERIENCE AND COMMITMENT TO LEARN TO GET RIGHT OVER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS.
Pro Cheef Tip Of The Day
Friday, September 14, 2018 @ 23:13
You can make your own barbecue sauce by mixing ketchup, sriracha, and liquid smoke.