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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #735 on: September 18, 2017, 11:50:51 AM »
I remember that one.  Ms. Gertz was really good in that one.  She should have been a much bigger star.
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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #736 on: September 19, 2017, 01:18:45 AM »
primus did it better.
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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #737 on: September 19, 2017, 09:47:53 AM »
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She should have been a much bigger star.

Pretty much everyone from Square Pegs deserved better.  She was also good in an almost-written-out kind of role in Crossroads.  She was in a lot of very strange films -- not cult-movie kinds of strange, but just weird things that fly under the radar and sound kind of made-up.  A lot of them have good casts, and you can see why an agent would sign you up for them. 

I mean, I had to look this one up because I couldn't remember it correctly.  And apparently there was one made in Germany where George Peppard played her dad and she helps a bald Martha Plimpton commit suicide.  :shrug:

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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #738 on: September 19, 2017, 10:35:49 AM »

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I'm generalizing from one example here, but everyone generalizes from one example. At least, I do.

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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #741 on: September 28, 2017, 02:18:20 PM »
I don't understand why my food synthesizer will need one, but fair enough.

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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #742 on: September 28, 2017, 03:37:19 PM »
The fact that people back this type of kickstarter thing puzzles me. Basically, people are paying $25 for a nice measuring cup. I guess if they change the world by improving the measuring cup, it's worth it for the rest of us  :P

They go through a lot of trouble explaining something that is readily apparent to me.

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creator Joshua Redstone was working on a recipe that called for 1/4 cup of milk. He had a choice between a smaller or larger measuring cup and asked himself Which one would measure more accurately?

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He received his PhD in Computer Science at University of Washington before working at Google and Facebook as a software engineer.

 ;) Uh-huh.

If they really wanted precision, the markings should be in the molding, not just the printing, which can/will vary.
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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #743 on: September 28, 2017, 05:56:22 PM »
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She should have been a much bigger star.

Pretty much everyone from Square Pegs deserved better.  She was also good in an almost-written-out kind of role in Crossroads.  She was in a lot of very strange films -- not cult-movie kinds of strange, but just weird things that fly under the radar and sound kind of made-up.  A lot of them have good casts, and you can see why an agent would sign you up for them. 

I mean, I had to look this one up because I couldn't remember it correctly.  And apparently there was one made in Germany where George Peppard played her dad and she helps a bald Martha Plimpton commit suicide.  :shrug:

Oh the 'bone would like that one. Honestly though Jami Gertz will live FOREVER in the hearts and gonads of cinema lovers because of Twister and Lost Boys.
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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #744 on: September 29, 2017, 12:22:36 PM »
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1075898346/euclid-a-more-accurate-measuring-cup?ref=recommended

 :hmm:

Doesn't everyone already use laser etched graduated cylinders?

My wife has one with an elliptical thingy in it which makes it easy to gauge when looking downward.  Kinda like
this one
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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #745 on: September 29, 2017, 01:07:07 PM »
I got nothin' against any kind of kitchen gadget that people really like -- unless it's some combination of really stupid, expensive, or bad for the environment (etc).

But, personally, I am not a precise cook in the first place.  I slap some gunk together.  A splash of milk more or less isn't gonna make a difference.  And because of my messed-up taste buds, I'm not cooking anything that needs, say, an eighth of a cup of cardamom, or something.

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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #746 on: September 29, 2017, 03:03:50 PM »
My last measuring cup came from the dollar store, but I have to admit I have pondered something like what the kickstarter guy came up with. Nothing as elaborate, just a smaller 4 oz. cup with a more narrow diameter.

I used to be lax in measuring, but the more I cooked, the more obvious it became to me how important it is to follow (the same) printed recipe each time. I still vary the measurements occasionally as tests to search for improvements. I've got a simple recipe for oatmeal cookies for example, that over time, I've figured out what effect a measurement variation in each ingredient will do. And it's way more than taste that varies, especially with something like those cookies. The texture can be wildly altered by a slight variation.
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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #747 on: September 30, 2017, 11:41:14 AM »
If you make bigger batches and mix thoroughly, it evens out a lot of small variations.  Just make two to three thousand cookies at a time.

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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #748 on: October 02, 2017, 09:50:57 AM »
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Re: Shopping!
« Reply #749 on: October 02, 2017, 10:25:06 AM »
Honestly, I can't quite imagine having one of these

Stickers to make it look like a giant cat / kitten / dog is bursting through the side of your refrigerator or toilet tank, etc.