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  2. Dusty Chalk

    Death By Carbs - Bread and Dough Making

    Thanks, it does! I didn’t realize that about most American rye bread being mostly white and mucho caraway—I must really love caraway, because I can taste the difference and I like it. Wegmans has premade bread, an in-house bakery, and locally baked bread—their sourdough has three varieties, the miche (?) is fantastic! That’s what made me ask. Also, yes, porn/salivating.
  3. Dusty Chalk

    What are you reading now?

    Just finished The Ten Thousand Doors of January — out fucking standing. Stories within stories, fantasy, an ode to storytelling...the author even starts the book immature and by the end is writing in a much more mature style, mirroring the character growth. Fantastic. Disclaimer: JA—not sure why so many of the books I love are JA/fantasy, but...there ya go.
  4. Knuckledragger

    The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    Paul Newman, 1981. The watch he's wearing sold for $17.8M recently. Clearly, the cat tree was a wise investment. Ferrari 512S Modulo.
  5. robm321

    What are you listening to Part the Third

    Art Blakey - Moanin'
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  7. tkam

    Speaker Porn

    Just ordered: KEF LSX: KEF R5:
  8. tkam

    What are you reading now?

    Starting reading the First Law Trilogy:
  9. skullguise

    Speaker Porn

    I like the SVS Ultra Monitors, have those at my Maine Condo....
  10. Agreed. The biggest difference I find is in Excel VBA support. I use a pc at work with Office 365, and have Mac Office 2011 and 2016 on my Mac(s) at home. It is getting better on the Mac but still not at parity. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. We use office for mac at work and I also use it on my PC at home when I'm doing work on the weekends. The features ARE NOT the same. They are more than 95% the same, but that last 5ish% can vary between the two platforms as the Mac version usually gets new features a bit later than the windows version. It is hard to say for sure whether she would or would not mind the platform switch because the Office apps have so many features that what really matters is if the if ones she specifically uses are or aren't there. There are thousands of features in these office apps and every user tends to use a specific set of them. Unless she is an extreme power user and macro god though, I bet she'd be fine on the mac version.
  12. So, my wife needs a new laptop. Currently, she (and I) both use Windows-based laptops for home & work, so that is the OS with which she is familiar. However, she has had iPhones since v6 (now on vX 256GB), and also uses an iPad for most casual tasks (web-browsing, e-book reading, etc.). The Windows laptop is used only on-occasion for more mundane tasks. Predominant PC use-cases include iTunes library base/backup, and creating/sharing documents for the local Rotary club (MS Word & Excel files). So, she needs an HD capacity bigger than her phone, as well as the latest Microsoft Office suite. Given her leanings toward other Apple products, she is considering a MacBook to replace her aging Windows laptop. OS-differences aside, my main question has to do with MS Office file compatibility across operating systems (assuming MS Office 2019 on both sides). Word-compatibility should be pretty easy, but Excel functionality needs to match nearly 100% between Mac & Windows versions. Can anyone who has switched operating system platforms, or use both, AND use Microsoft Office on both, comment on issues, caveats, etc. when it comes down to file sharing?
  13. Craig Sawyers

    RIP someone or another

    Even in the UK, where basketball is not a big thing, this hit the main BBC news on both the TV and radio. Shocking news. RIP Kobe and Gianna As Nate says, helicopters (and light aircraft for that matter) have a bad record for safety.
  14. Knuckledragger

    Speaker Porn

  15. n_maher

    RIP someone or another

    Seriously, I may never get in a helicopter again.
  16. guzziguy

    RIP someone or another

    RIP Kobe, Gianna and all who perished in the helicopter. 😥
  17. Hopstretch

    RIP someone or another

    Awful.
  18. Voltron

    What are you listening to Part the Third

    Chrissie Hynde's new jazz record. Recommended!
  19. Voltron

    Amplifier porn

    I really like Steve McCormack's stuff.
  20. skullguise

    RIP someone or another

    RIP to Kobe, Gianna, John Altobelli, and the others in the crash. A huge loss.....
  21. morphsci

    RIP someone or another

    RIP Kobe and Gianna. So sad.
  22. Grahame

    Death By Carbs - Bread and Dough Making

    Dat 'gram. Bread pr0n.
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  24. Voltron

    RIP someone or another

    RIP Kobe and Gianna.
  25. Voltron

    Death By Carbs - Bread and Dough Making

    Good to hear about your progress even though the pics have me salivating wildly.
  26. mikeymad

    Death By Carbs - Bread and Dough Making

    Well there is - but maybe not what you think. Rye is a very low gluten grain - as such it is much easier to make a pan loaf, and make it really hearty with lots of grains and seeds. But with that being said, we make just about all our rye breads with natural leavening (or sourdough starter). Because the acidity that comes with the starter is great for working with the rye - it wants an acidic environment. It is really hard to get a artisan style rye loaf to have any sort of open crumb if the rye content is over 50% of the flour, it just falls under it's own weight from the lack of gluten structure. And the rest is about marketing and perception. In 'merica, rye bread means mostly white bread with a touch of rye and a shite load of caraway. In old world, rye is used in so many ways that it is staggering the variety and flavors that you can get. Hope that helps a little. ---------------------- On other bread fronts... Sonja and I are still making progress on our bakery. Sonja completed her second test bake in a local commercial kitchen (with steam deck oven). She is working on all the paperwork and licenses to be able to sell locally. We have acquired - https://www.tafonibakehouse.com/ - nothing published yet. Other progress at -- https://www.instagram.com/tafonibakehouse All sorts of small steps - but should be selling soon. First delivery of flour as a business: Cheers Mikey
  27. Pars

    RIP someone or another

    RIP Kobe! That is terrible. And with his daughter. I don't follow BB much, but he seemed like a classy player, and that he was doing good things since he retired from BB.
  28. Augsburger

    RIP someone or another

    RIP Kobe. The reports say that he was on his way to Mamba Academy which is in town and where we organized a international fencing camp and a few competitions. Sadder when the tragedy strikes so close.
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