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By gzt (Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 10:42:50 PM EST) gzt, grassley, bread, wtf, loaf, internets, tea (all tags)
The wifing unit tried to make bread in the breadmaker today. It was a catastrophe.

So when I got home, I looked at it and saw it was set for 1.5# loaf, but the recipe she used was for a 2# loaf. She said she wasn't sure what to use, the recipe said to choose a size, so she choose the middle option. Well, it was already going, so, whatevs.

It looked like the only real difference was a different cooking time and a little more rising time or something. So, you know, I thought we'd see how it went, it could maybe be rescued.



It could not be rescued. This doesn't even make any sense. She might've also lost count of flour. This was going to be my dinner. I don't know what I'm doing anymore.

Other: Internet is kind of sporadic. This isn't the best router in the world.

I asked on one of the relatively conservative sites I hang out at whether part of the reason they have their guns is because they might have to use them against the government or police, and under what circumstances they would do so. I thought I'd ask because it's kind of an  undercurrent of a lot of rhetoric and I kind of want to see it explicitly addressed.

Somewhat inspired by the discussion with LaPierre in the Senate.

I'm also curious about the "registration leads to confiscation" idea. I suppose registration historically precedes confiscation, but this is generally because most civilized nations register guns and most civilized nations have confiscated most civilian guns. You can't have registration after confiscation.

So anyway the professor of one of my classes keeps going to the hot water pot in the lounge to make tea at the same time as me. He keeps trying to get me to try his tea (PG Tips) that he keeps there, and I feel like it's awkward to refuse but I like mine more.

Sen Chuck Grassley (R-IA), whom I generally disagree with, did something I agree with today: he sent a letter, along with a Democrat senator, asking why nobody from Wall Street has been prosecuted.

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maybe it's just the color deficiency, by the mariner (4.00 / 2) #1 Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 11:09:35 PM EST
but i suspect she added too much blood of christian children. you gotta be careful with that stuff in bread machines.

Yeast or paddle by Vulch (4.00 / 1) #2 Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 04:01:15 AM EST
It doesn't look like it has risen at all which could be no or not enough yeast, but it also hasn't mixed properly which on my machine would mean the paddle fell off the spindle  shortly after it started mixing. It could also be that the pan wasn't in properly, most machines you have to put it in a bit twisted then straighten it to lock. If herself just dropped the pan straight in then it might have started mixing and then just sat on top once the mix started getting stiff. Was it noisier than usual?

Also, *boiling* water for tea, not hot. Heathens!


Most machines... by ana (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 07:17:22 AM EST
want "instant yeast", not the active dry or whatever. If there's some left of whatever she used, you could "proof" it... Add it to warm water and let it sit a few minutes. It should start making CO2

I now know what the noise that is usually spelled "lolwhut" sounds like. --Kellnerin

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Gun Registration by jimgon (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 06:18:56 AM EST
Massachusetts has licensing prior to buying a firearm, registration of said firearm, and requirements to secure said firearm with a gun lock or gun safe.  Seems pretty reasonable to me.  Oh and the licensing is done by local police and they can refuse you a license.  It seems to work here.




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PG Tips is mediocri-tea. by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 07:26:08 AM EST
Mass market, tannic and a bit dusty. But the pyramid bags are nice.

Noooo by yankeehack (2.00 / 0) #6 Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 08:58:45 AM EST
I bought that in the British section of my supermarket. I'm looking for an alternative since Twinnings seems to be selling the decaffeinatedness.
"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB
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yeah. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #7 Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 09:47:31 AM EST
i'm not exactly buying upmarket tea, but that isn't an upgrade.

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Thing by Herring (2.00 / 0) #8 Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 10:28:17 AM EST
They have recently introduced a "hint of Earl Grey" variation. My parents have always mixed (leaf) tea - two packets of ordinary to one Earl Grey. The new PG one reminds me of that. We can't generally be arsed with leaf tea at home.

christ, we're all old now - StackyMcRacky
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Also ob. by Herring (4.00 / 1) #9 Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 10:28:53 AM EST
proper tea is theft.

christ, we're all old now - StackyMcRacky
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bread machines are pretty idiot proof by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #10 Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 10:45:47 AM EST
assuming the operator can follow instructions and not improvise .. Might want to put the mrs on restriction from the heavy machinery for a bit.

What did your conservative friends say about their use of guns against the state ?

ob driving joke by gzt (2.00 / 0) #12 Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 02:08:14 PM EST
most ignored, a couple of the crazier ones said that rebellions have happened in a lot of nations, so, I guess, maybe they are?

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Registration by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #11 Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 12:15:28 PM EST
When I was a young man, they said "registration leads to a draft".

Also, my car hasn't been confiscated yet.
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well when it started out it could have. by dev trash (4.00 / 1) #14 Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 06:06:24 PM EST
These days?  No way the Generals want to deal with the Vietnam style drafting of people who do not want to be there.

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these days was those days by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #15 Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 08:06:04 PM EST
No one in 1982 wanted to actually draft anyone anyway.  Registration was pure politics.
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looks like a paddle issue. by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #13 Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 06:01:37 PM EST
that's not even close to a ball.

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That looks very much like by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #16 Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 11:05:04 AM EST
way too much liquid (aka, not enough flour). 

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the lighter bits... by gzt (2.00 / 0) #17 Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 11:25:04 AM EST
...are unmixed flour

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Ah. by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #18 Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 11:50:23 AM EST
Definitely a paddle problem, then.

But, it's hardly her fault if it was her first time; it took me a while to learn to always check after 5 minutes to make sure the  dough ball is forming correctly. 

... and then there was the still unexplained incident where the breadmaker managed to walk itself off the counter....


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I had that happen by yankeehack (2.00 / 0) #19 Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 02:36:38 PM EST
I had to trash the whole breadmaker as the lid didn't hold a seal after that.

Initially blamed the resident cats at the time...
"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB

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