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Reply #38955 on: July 30, 2019, 07:58:25 PM

As someone that took part in food taxonomy for a major site, bacon is most definitely not a condiment. :)

I tend to like In-N-Out burgers but I don't get them often because I live out of their area. Five Guys tastes good but is so greasy it either sits like a brick for a day or makes an early exit.

Best Seattle burger? Jak's steakhouse does a $8 1/2 lb happy hour burger. There's only like 12 seats at the bar and hh only lasts for an hour, so only about 12 people are actually getting one. Zippy's burgers in White Center is pretty damn good too - and the dude that owns it used to be in The Fartz, so now you know something new.

Favorite burger (and this is a random location) is Highway 101 burger in Lincoln City, OR. We stop in here every time we drive through. Super cheap In-N-Out ripoff with fresh cut fries instead of the marginal In-N-Out fries. You know a place is good when the menu about 20 line items with no styling on the site. http://hwy101burger.com/ Look at that glorious website.
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Reply #38956 on: July 30, 2019, 08:21:05 PM

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Reply #38957 on: July 31, 2019, 09:07:58 AM

If you don't like bacon piled on a burger, I just don't even know what to say. A joint here used to do a great truck stop burger with an over-easy egg on it. The yolk made the whole thing nice and rich.

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Reply #38958 on: July 31, 2019, 11:12:40 AM

Put me in the group that doesn’t put bacon on a burger (except with rare exceptions). I love bacon, I love burgers.  But putting them together seems unnecessary to me.  I suppose you would see them as adding to each other.  For me, they subtract.  Same goes with most other kinds of things one might add to a standard burger. 

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Reply #38959 on: July 31, 2019, 11:18:52 AM

Don’t eat pork for a couple years and bacon loses pretty much all of its appeal.

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Reply #38960 on: July 31, 2019, 11:28:03 AM

But that would require not eating pork for a couple of years, which just seems disrespectful to all the dead pigs.

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Reply #38961 on: July 31, 2019, 11:47:08 AM

Don’t eat pork for a couple years and bacon loses pretty much all of its appeal.
you can replace bacon with pretty much anything and thats as untrue as it is with bacon
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Reply #38962 on: August 01, 2019, 10:36:23 AM

Buying a car at a dealership is fuck stupid.

Bought a car this year via Carvana and recommend it strongly.

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Reply #38963 on: August 01, 2019, 10:45:32 AM

Discussion of fast food chains invariably makes me sad, so here are some cheap-ass hole in the wall burger places that I'd put up against any fast food joint.  Post your own local faves!

My submission is: Google "rhea's take out foods roswell ga"

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Reply #38964 on: August 02, 2019, 01:30:08 AM

Something positive about McDonald's, their McCafe's are decent if you just want a quick coffee.

With discount it's €1.50 for a Cappuccino, 50 cent for a espresso.



The places would be decently comfy too if it wasn't for the too loud music.



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Reply #38965 on: August 02, 2019, 01:54:11 AM

Don’t eat pork for a couple years and bacon loses pretty much all of its appeal.
you can replace bacon with pretty much anything and thats as untrue as it is with bacon

I think it is true about some things, actually, but primarily it is "sugary things" like soda that come to mind. 

Bacon, on the other hand, is bacon.

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Reply #38966 on: August 02, 2019, 07:06:46 AM

Yeah and it's fuckin amazing
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Reply #38967 on: August 02, 2019, 07:42:10 AM

Crispy bacon or floppy bacon though?

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Reply #38968 on: August 02, 2019, 08:11:42 AM

I'm bacon agnostic. You cook to the type of bacon. You don't cook to personal preference.
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Reply #38969 on: August 02, 2019, 08:24:07 AM





That looks nothing remotely like a McDs over here in the US.  At least not insides of the ones I've seen.

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Reply #38970 on: August 02, 2019, 08:39:21 AM

The fast food places familiar to US people are, in my experience, universally nicer in Europe. I've been in Europe way too much or not enough over the past 3 years.

I'm honestly surprised the McD burger I had in Krakow (at 2am) was as similar as it was given the EU food laws. The restaurant itself was super-nice.

Most of the time, bread is better than what is foisted in the US. Pickles are worse, again food laws. So, I usually just eat what the locals eat. Unless it's gross. awesome, for real

I'm going to try real hard to stay out of Europe in 2020.

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Reply #38971 on: August 02, 2019, 09:48:26 AM

So I tried Venmo for something. My recommendation: Fucking useless service.

But you don't have to believe me, believe their own help desk, who told me "Oh yeah, we blocked that transaction. We don't know why, our system just did it. We can't fix it. We can't override it. We can't tell you why." and then proceeded to tell me "If you need that processed in the next few weeks, use another service.". I tried for almost a week, this is after setting it up directly to my bank account.

So I'll just pay him the rest using my bank's own service, which is sadly capped so I'll just do it like four times. Which still makes it better than fucking Venmo.
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Reply #38972 on: August 02, 2019, 09:56:51 AM

Might be why it's blocked, to produce that outcome. Not that I care about Venmo, I've never used it.

Re: McD's, they're remodeling most of their US outlets, at a pretty fair clip, trying to catch up to the new wave of less-fast food. I don't think they can dig out of the "shitty cheap food" hole they've dug for the last 25 years. Honestly, some of these places were in fact in their earlier existence. KFC when I was a kid had actually good chickens, the cookery was better, and the flavoring was better. But anything that scales up at a certain point has to cut corners and start to suck.

You know what I miss is early Fuddrucker's--those were actually good burgers.
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Reply #38973 on: August 02, 2019, 10:33:30 AM

Funny Venmo story - I had a client I was doing freelance work for, a local graphic designer who wanted me to take his web site design and turn it into an actual Wordpress site. I do the work and want to get paid and he asks me if he can pay me by Venmo instead of by check or Paypal. At the time, I wanted to be paid by Paypal because it was quicker than depositing a check, but he didn't use Paypal so I took the check. Fast forward a few months, I do a little bit of work for him on the site and knowing he'll only pay by check (and consistently "forgets" to mail the check to the point where he just actually drives by my house and drops the check in my mail slot), I set up a Venmo account and tell him to pay me that way (since, you know, he had suggested it to me earlier).

He continues to pay me by check, literally dropping it in the mail slot at my house.

... the fuck, dude? You wanted me to use this fucking service, and when I do, you just forget it exists? Of course, this dude is one of the world's worst at answering emails and giving me the stuff I need to actually do the work he asks me to do. At least his check never bounced.

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Reply #38974 on: August 02, 2019, 11:13:02 AM

My wife’s hairdresser changes payment sources roughly every 60 days. I have lost count of how many times I have had to help set up some new payment app or account for her alone. It’s mind boggling.
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Reply #38975 on: August 02, 2019, 11:14:53 AM

Funny Venmo story - I had a client I was doing freelance work for, a local graphic designer who wanted me to take his web site design and turn it into an actual Wordpress site. I do the work and want to get paid and he asks me if he can pay me by Venmo instead of by check or Paypal. At the time, I wanted to be paid by Paypal because it was quicker than depositing a check, but he didn't use Paypal so I took the check. Fast forward a few months, I do a little bit of work for him on the site and knowing he'll only pay by check (and consistently "forgets" to mail the check to the point where he just actually drives by my house and drops the check in my mail slot), I set up a Venmo account and tell him to pay me that way (since, you know, he had suggested it to me earlier).

He continues to pay me by check, literally dropping it in the mail slot at my house.

... the fuck, dude? You wanted me to use this fucking service, and when I do, you just forget it exists? Of course, this dude is one of the world's worst at answering emails and giving me the stuff I need to actually do the work he asks me to do. At least his check never bounced.
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Reply #38976 on: August 02, 2019, 11:22:37 AM

Yeah, he's a real space cadet, yet apparently has enough work that he's busy all the time, so whatever. Long as his check continues to clear, I'll just not get too arsed about deadlines with him, since he clearly isn't that arsed about them for his clients.

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Reply #38977 on: August 02, 2019, 01:36:35 PM

New librarian is growing on me.

Her: "The two creepy brothers are here to [library tasks for volunteers]"
Me: "Is their last name O'Boyle?"
Her: "oh no"

Finally someone I can make referential jokes with!

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Reply #38978 on: August 02, 2019, 02:51:08 PM

a local graphic designer

My wife’s hairdresser

I have identified the problem.

As for Venmo blocking a payment, it was probably at the bank level and therefore outside the Venmo system. Transferring money between banks is itself tattooed with restrictions on times and amounts. No wonder drug dealers operate in cash.

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Reply #38979 on: August 02, 2019, 09:53:02 PM

Something positive about McDonald's, their McCafe's are decent if you just want a quick coffee.


Is it still approximately 2 degrees cooler than the core of the sun like their regular coffee?

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Reply #38980 on: August 02, 2019, 11:54:54 PM





That looks nothing remotely like a McDs over here in the US.  At least not insides of the ones I've seen.

That's McCafe, which are sub-units inside the regular McDonalds restraunts. The other part has regular tables.
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Something positive about McDonald's, their McCafe's are decent if you just want a quick coffee.


Is it still approximately 2 degrees cooler than the core of the sun like their regular coffee?

Hmm. Totally drinkable, I'd say. But I am never having it black (unlike my men) so maybe the milk makes the difference.

Burgerwise, IMHO: Burgerking >> McDonalds (that's the only two big brand chains we have)
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Reply #38981 on: August 02, 2019, 11:57:49 PM

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having it black (unlike my men)

Quality reference.



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Reply #38982 on: August 03, 2019, 10:02:27 AM

Speaking of a WordPress design, I've had to venture for the first time into the world of paying a design firm to build a custom institutional WordPress or Drupal site. We wanted something different than the usual, "we are this institution" or "you can buy stuff from us", something more like a publication.

There are an asston of developers out there and almost none of them are interested in, willing, or able to do something that goes beyond building a custom WP theme and look. It was really weird to see how crowded this market is and how thin the bench is when it comes to flexibility or imagination. We really couldn't find anyone to do what we had in mind.
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Reply #38983 on: August 03, 2019, 10:31:37 AM

There is a place locally where I live that does good custom Drupal work but they are expensive. I can send you the info if you want.

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Reply #38984 on: August 03, 2019, 01:01:26 PM

Naw, we're already done with the project, we found a firm. They weren't very good but they did basically what we needed without us having to do it ourselves. (We had enough expertise in our small office to do that, but we really really needed to spend time on other things.)

It's just, I dunno, I'm surprised that there aren't more niche 3-6 person firms that might take on more unusual designs or purposes.
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Reply #38985 on: August 03, 2019, 01:47:17 PM

As someone who does Wordpress design both freelance and at a decent-sized regional agency, 3-6 person shops often get stuck in a really bad niche. Either they are too small to get the really big jobs that can make payroll for months or they are too big for the nickel-and-dime sites that are good "keep the lights on" money but can really be done by one freelancer in his spare time like me. If you are a good enough designer, you are likely doing well enough on your own to not have to work for someone else or you are good enough to get poached by a firm larger than 3-6 people.

Also, don't forget that most people who would be good targets for that level of shop have no actual respect for what a good web site is and are happy to pay some jackass like me to do their site by himself even when it's a little beyond them, or they get their CFO's nephew to do them a Wix or Squarespace site and have no idea what's wrong with that. In short, the web site design business is full of lots of idiots who shouldn't be involved with anything complex (this is especially true in the programming side of things with too many shops that farm out their programming to 3rd world shitholes that are hotbeds of hackers), and lots of people who don't have any idea what makes a good web site or even why they need (or don't really need) one.

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Reply #38986 on: August 03, 2019, 01:49:07 PM

As for Venmo blocking a payment, it was probably at the bank level and therefore outside the Venmo system. Transferring money between banks is itself tattooed with restrictions on times and amounts. No wonder drug dealers operate in cash.
Literally first thing I checked. Nope, wasn't even getting to the bank. Venmo itself flagged it as "suspicious". I guess because I set up an account and proceeded to verify a banking account then send a few hundred dollars to the same person twice.

On the bright side, I did get a nice 4k tv and sound system for a great price. I'd trade that for the job my friend just took (overseas, but the money is fucking ridiculous. I should have gone into chemical engineering), but I'm happy enough. Now I just need to convince my wife the 4k tv demands a PS4 pro instead of the awful, horrible, no good regular PS4 we have.
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Reply #38987 on: August 03, 2019, 02:54:36 PM

Tell her its educational.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

Sometimes irony is pretty ironic.
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Reply #38988 on: August 04, 2019, 06:13:14 PM

Why not just hold out for PS5 at this point?

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Reply #38989 on: August 05, 2019, 11:41:27 AM

Because it's probably not coming out until late 2020?

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