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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by Kriegsspiel » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:04 pm

When I was dirtbagging around, I had a little Primus camp stove that worked pretty good. The Foreman seems smarter if you can leech off some hotel/AirBNB electricity. Maybe get a slow cooker for when you can stay in a place a little longer? Goddamn I love slow cookers.
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by Mark Leavy » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:11 pm

Slow cookers are the bomb. Cabeza, barbacoa, pork shank... oh yeah...

What I'm really looking for now is an alcohol torch. Planning ahead to when I can fly again.
I think I can slow cook most anything in the hotel hot water and then I just need to torch the surface for the Maillard reaction. My plan is to fill my carry on "liquids" bag with a half dozen 100ml bottles of Everclear. Everclear is the all purpose fuel/beverage/disinfectant.

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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by Kriegsspiel » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:26 pm

Mark Leavy wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:11 pm
Slow cookers are the bomb. Cabeza, barbacoa, pork shank... oh yeah...

What I'm really looking for now is an alcohol torch. Planning ahead to when I can fly again.
I think I can slow cook most anything in the hotel hot water and then I just need to torch the surface for the Maillard reaction. My plan is to fill my carry on "liquids" bag with a half dozen 100ml bottles of Everclear.
As Musashi says... this requires more consideration. I just throw everything in and turn it on, like 99% of all humans on the planet, but god dammit this sounds like an easy way to get a nice little flavor enhancer.
Everclear is the all purpose fuel/beverage/disinfectant.
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by Smith1776 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:46 pm

vnatale wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:36 pm


Looked like I used the same one as you. Do not know if I trust the results.

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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by Dieter » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:31 pm

Back to internet speed:

87.1 / 5.24
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:32 pm

The amount of forumites confirming I get it up harder than they do is tingling my power source.
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by flyingpylon » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:26 am

We're fortunate to have a couple of options for fiber internet where I live so I'm getting 1Gb / 1Gb. Mesh WiFi brings it down to around 400 / 400 depending on the device. $70/mo.
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by Kriegsspiel » Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:59 am

Now I'm wondering, had I gotten a different (better) router, I would have faster internet?
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by dualstow » Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:53 am

Smith1776 wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:26 pm
When you guys say 100/100 and 88/68 are you talking about upstream/downstream speeds?
download first, as kriegs said.
Smith1776 wrote: If so, how are your guys' upload speeds so fast? :o
I’ll have to do a test on the desktop, which is hardwired (ethernet cable).
We have Verizon FiOS which uses fiber optic cable (U.S.). Unfortunately, because of constraints on our little street, they had to put the router in the basement and a “repeater” upstairs. So my desktop is only wired to the repeater.
The smaller devices lose a little more speed to wifi, and something else because they’re small devices.
Still, the newest tablets and phones are usually pretty fast, and for a while our upload speed was close to 💯.
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by Hal » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:37 am

Speed at midnight. Halve it for peak usage times.

And top plan 20 years ago :o
https://web.archive.org/web/20000817055 ... s/ISDN.asp
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by technovelist » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:45 am

Hal wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:37 am
Speed at midnight. Halve it for peak usage times.

And top plan 20 years ago :o
https://web.archive.org/web/20000817055 ... s/ISDN.asp
Wow, that is crazy.
I had twice that speed 20 years ago, without the caps.
Although it did cost $130/month including the ISDN telephone line and the internet service.
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by Hal » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:04 am

technovelist wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:45 am
Hal wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:37 am
Speed at midnight. Halve it for peak usage times.

And top plan 20 years ago :o
https://web.archive.org/web/20000817055 ... s/ISDN.asp
Wow, that is crazy.
I had twice that speed 20 years ago, without the caps.
Although it did cost $130/month including the ISDN telephone line and the internet service.
Check out the ADSL pricing when it became available in the early 2000's :o
https://web.archive.org/web/20020803054 ... ricing.asp
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