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  1. recipe rut....looking for non-slow cooker ideas

    My buddy owns a fried fish restaurant, and he makes some killer hushpuppies. He also breads and deep fries banana peppers which are probably the best thing ever.
  2. The Automotive Thread

    Mordor is within walking distance from everywhere if you're motivated enough. Just ask the Hobbitses.
  3. NFL 2017

    I read the statement from the King family. Apparently, the ad wasn't for Ram trucks per se, but a volunteer organization of Ram truck owners that roll into disaster areas and help rebuild communities. That was obviously not well detailed in the commercial, so the whole thing came off as racial appropriation. The King Estate had creative input and they approved the final commercial, so I'd say they are just as much at fault as Fiat Chrysler.
  4. NFL 2017

    Which one of you was the dick?
  5. Random Topics 3.1

    I've been looking into buying some land for shooting and other recreation. Prices are all over the place, but all of them are more than $4000/acre. The closer I get to my current house, the more expensive the land is, and the smaller the parcels, and the closer the neighbors that might be upset with my loud shooting.
  6. Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    The jury is still out on new GE products. They were purchased a little over a year ago by Haier, which is a Chinese company. So far, they haven't changed much at Appliance Park in Louisville, but I have a feeling they won't be paying for American labor for much longer. And Haier appliances built before they bought GE had all the quality you would expect from a Chinese manufacturer.
  7. Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    Not really. All major brands have their problems (including the "premium" brands). I would just avoid Electrolux/Frigidaire like the plague. They have more issues by far.
  8. Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    If you want to find out who actually manufactured a Kenmore appliance, just look at the first 3 digits of the model number (there will be a period and a bunch of other digits after the period in the model number, too). Compare those three digits to the chart on this webpage (http://www.appliance411.com/purchase/sears.shtml).
  9. Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    Maytag literally rolls off the same assembly line as Whirlpool these days. Neither of them are bad, but they are the same.
  10. Basement 2.0

    I had a golf buddy that was a regional manager for PPG in the area. He got me his employee discount on all of my paint for the upstairs. When I was getting quotes from painters, one of the painters was pissed that I already bought the paint...then he was even more pissed when he found out I paid less than his large contractor price for it. I got the super premium PPG paint for less than the cheap stuff at Lowes.
  11. EB Cycling Club

    Yeah, that terminology always seemed a little strange to me. I never rode a bike using the toe cages/clips. I just used plain pedals. It took me forever to figure out what people were talking about when they mentioned "clipless" pedals because I thought that was what I was already using.
  12. Random Topics 3.1

    I bought myself one of these in 6.5 Creedmoor for Christmas... It's a Savage 10BA Stealth.
  13. Net Neutrality

    That's exactly what Google Fiber is doing. I currently only get high-speed internet from Spectrum, and it is still $64/month.
  14. I Got 999 First World Problems

    @tj_PE can pick the tickets up for you. @csb thinks you're the same person anyway.
  15. Net Neutrality

    The internet, TV, and video rental businesses are currently in the process of combining into one entity, and it's going to get ugly. Cable companies are hemorrhaging subscribers to cord-cutting, ESPN is struggling to make money from streaming, Netflix and Hulu are not only dominating network and cable TV stations, they are now producing their own content. The problem lies in the fact that most internet providers are also cable TV providers, so Netflix et. al. are a huge conflict of interest. It may come to the point where Comcast throttles Netflix to the point where you can't watch a movie without loading screens or interruptions. You say it'd be commercial suicide, but in many places, you only have one option for high-speed internet. This is already reflected in the customer service ratings of cable companies. They may have lower ratings than Congressmen or airlines. They don't need to be nice to you...you don't have an option. We either need more competition, or some sort of regulation. It is dangerously close to monopoly territory. I'm praying for Google Fiber to expand fast in Louisville...as soon as it's available, I'm dropping Spectrum like a bad habit. Eventually, the cord-cutting movement is going to gain critical mass. Cable TV stations (including ESPN) are no longer going to be in the driver's seat for contract negotiations. Everybody will be paying their current cable provide (or Google Fiber, etc.) for a high-speed cable connection, then there will be various options for their TV. I believe there will be a la carte options to keep current cable channels, but I think a lot of them will fail. Before you tell me that won't happen, go back to the 1900's and tell somebody that eventually newspapers will be failing due to falling subscriber numbers and the rise of internet news. They'll also tell you it's impossible.