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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Don't forget blue steak.

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  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    We need some sort of webcomic quality control team. A group of professionals whose only job is to deem which webcomics can stay online and which have to go away forever.

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  • TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    MrMister wrote: »
    Tarranon wrote: »
    MrMister wrote: »
    Ultra-rare meat strikes me as silly and faddish.

    it's bizarre how clearly it falls into class lines. seems like your income shouldn't dictate your taste in meat either way, but anyone who's ever worked tables knows

    It falls clearly along class lines precisely because it is faddish.

    in both directions yeah

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  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD interior crocodile alligator ⇔ ǝɹʇɐǝɥʇ ǝᴉʌoɯ ʇǝloɹʌǝɥɔ ɐ ǝʌᴉɹp ᴉRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Maybe it's a California thing, but restaurants around here don't offer rare anymore.

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    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.

    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Cinders wrote: »
    Cinders wrote: »
    Guys, seriously, just ignore the GoG situation till Wednesday.

    Why wednesday?

    Parent company is having a big announcement on Wednesday. Guy in parent company also told investors to ignore the news on GoGs home page. It looks like it's possible that the GoG closing is a publicity stunt gone horribly wrong.
    Also, when Kotaku contacted GoG they were told that GoG wasn't going away.
    Update: Good Old Games spokesman Tom Ohle gave this comment to Kotaku: "As the message on the site says, this doesn't mean GOG is gone. We'll have more to share in the coming days."

    Signs point to a potential relaunch of the service. Good Old Games had always carried a "beta" tag. This Polish financial news page, translated, (Good Old Games' owner is Warsaw-based CD Projekt) indicates news is coming on Wednesday. [Thanks to Kotaku reader jayntampa for the link.]

    So... yeah.

    They better not come back with Steam-esq DRM. Those fuckers need to keep showing up Valve for the chumps they are.

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  • Silas BrownSilas Brown Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    So I read terrible webcomics, including Moon Over June which is an awful webcomic about two girls being horrible people in the pursuit of sex. Like an unfunny, nymphomanic version of It's Always Sunny.

    The author just knocked both of them up. I don't even know how they're going to deal with it. It's either going to become:

    -a miscarriage webcomic
    -an abortion webcomic
    -a neglectful parent webcomic
    -a pregnant fetish webcomic

    Actually, I know how it turns out. It's more dissapointing than disgusting.

    Can you tell me? It'll bug me if I don't know.

    Well, it's been a while since I read it, so there may have been further developments, but
    They eventually have the children, but the infants are never shown. They don't give them up for adoption, but aside from a few initial gag mentions, they basically don't exist. There is one discussion on the drive home where they argue over names.. one wishes to name her child Moon. The other chooses to name hers June. They argue about it until the asian chick shouts "Damnit, I prefer Moon Over June, okay!?"

    I hate Moon Over June so much.

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  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Arivia wrote: »
    tyrannus wrote: »
    'Saving for well-done' is a time-honored tradition dating back to cuisine's
    earliest days: meat and fish cost money. Every piece of cut, fabricated food

    must, ideally, be sold for three or even four times its cost in order for the
    chef to make his 'food cost percent'. So what happens when the chef finds a
    tough, slightly skanky end-cut of sirloin, that's been pushed repeatedly to the
    back of the pile? He can throw it out, but that's a total loss, representing a
    three-fold loss of what it cost him per pound. He can feed it to the family,
    which is the same as throwing it out. Or he can 'save for well-done'-serve it to
    some rube who prefers to eat his meat or fish incinerated into a flavorless,
    leathery hunk of carbon, who won't be able to tell if what he's eating is food
    or flotsam. Ordinarily, a proud chef would hate this customer, hold him in
    contempt for destroying his fine food. But not in this case. The dumb bastard is
    paying for the privilege of eating his garbage! What's not to like?
    i am liking this book.
    If you can't cook a steak to well done and make it not a piece of charred leather, you shouldn't be cooking.

    If you're cooking a steak to well-done, you shouldn't be cooking.
    I still don't get this thinking. Do you cook your chicken halfway? Let your pork stay pink in the middle? Want your fish still flopping around? There's nothing wrong with a medium steak, but there's nothing wrong with a well done one either.

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  • Rear Admiral ChocoRear Admiral Choco Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Medium rare is the best steak.

    I love steak.

    My tastebuds also seem to be regaining their function, so I am pleased. This cold might just blow over soon.

    Ugggggh, gotta leave for school in like 5 hours though

    I better go to bed.

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  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Feral wrote: »
    Maybe it's a California thing, but restaurants around here don't offer rare anymore.
    It's a health code thing, minimum temperatures meat has to reach before they can serve it, and that tends to preclude rare.

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    edited September 2010
    I still don't get this thinking. Do you cook your chicken halfway? Let your pork stay pink in the middle? Want your fish still flopping around? There's nothing wrong with a medium steak, but there's nothing wrong with a well done one either.

    Chicken =/= steak =/= pork =/= fish

    Feral on
    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.

    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
  • WinkyWinky rRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    So I read terrible webcomics, including Moon Over June which is an awful webcomic about two girls being horrible people in the pursuit of sex. Like an unfunny, nymphomanic version of It's Always Sunny.

    The author just knocked both of them up. I don't even know how they're going to deal with it. It's either going to become:

    -a miscarriage webcomic
    -an abortion webcomic
    -a neglectful parent webcomic
    -a pregnant fetish webcomic

    That comic was a lot more explicit than I was expecting.

    You have to make oglaf warnings.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Feral wrote: »
    Maybe it's a California thing, but restaurants around here don't offer rare anymore.

    Huh? Places still offer rare around where I live in Cali, or at least last I checked, I don't get steak very often. Some places will say no if you ask for a rare burger, but steaks they generally let you order rare.

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  • SarksusSarksus ATTACK AND DETHRONE GODRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    They better not come back with Steam-esq DRM. Those fuckers need to keep showing up Valve for the chumps they are.

    :lol:

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  • AriviaArivia Registered User
    edited September 2010
    MrMister wrote: »
    Sarksus wrote: »
    A fad lasting for a century.

    No.

    If you order medium at a fancy restaurant now they'll give you something that would have been called rare in the 60s and 70s. If you order rare now they'll give you something that people would have sent back.

    Support?

    Also, hurfadurf steak tartare.

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  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot OMG WRIGGLY T O X O P L A S M O S I SRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Medium rare is the best steak.

    I love steak.

    My tastebuds also seem to be regaining their function, so I am pleased. This cold might just blow over soon.

    Ugggggh, gotta leave for school in like 5 hours though

    I better go to bed.

    Ay-rons
    MORE LIKE GAY-RONS

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  • stiliststilist Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    the times I’ve tried to eat steak with a pink middle I’ve been unable to finish it

    it’s revolting

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I still don't get this thinking. Do you cook your chicken halfway? Let your pork stay pink in the middle? Want your fish still flopping around? There's nothing wrong with a medium steak, but there's nothing wrong with a well done one either.

    Why yes, sushi is delicious.

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  • WinkyWinky rRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Don't forget blue steak.

    I said this earlier but you either weren't around or didn't care. I'm not sure if you care about Homestuck anymore, but if you do the troll arc just ended.

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  • MrMisterMrMister Jesus dying on the cross in pain? Morally better than us. One has to go "all in".Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    There's nothing wrong with enjoying a rare steak (except the whole health thing).

    But I find it pretty silly to act like that's the only way to eat it.

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  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Oh you mean the uber-successive Steam application which is making bank for valve? Yeah Valve is really getting their ass kicked on that one.

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  • SarksusSarksus ATTACK AND DETHRONE GODRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I like my beef medium rare though I think when I do it at home it ends up being rarer than that.

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  • tyrannustyrannus Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    cooking steak all the way is a preference, cooking chicken halfway is not

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  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    MrMister wrote: »
    There's nothing wrong with enjoying a rare steak (except the whole health thing).

    But I find it pretty silly to act like that's the only way to eat it.

    Yeah pretty much. I like my steaks well done. No offense to anyone who likes it other ways it is just the way I like it.

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  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD interior crocodile alligator ⇔ ǝɹʇɐǝɥʇ ǝᴉʌoɯ ʇǝloɹʌǝɥɔ ɐ ǝʌᴉɹp ᴉRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Feral wrote: »
    Maybe it's a California thing, but restaurants around here don't offer rare anymore.

    Huh? Places still offer rare around where I live in Cali, or at least last I checked, I don't get steak very often. Some places will say no if you ask for a rare burger, but steaks they generally let you order rare.

    *shrug* They'll either say, "No, we can't do that," or just give you something that's clearly medium rare. At least, that's been my experience over the last few years.

    Feral on
    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.

    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
  • WashWash Sweet Christmas Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Yeah, Moon Over June seems more porn than funny

    also their origin stories make me feel bad for the complete lack of sex in my life

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Winky wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Don't forget blue steak.

    I said this earlier but you either weren't around or didn't care. I'm not sure if you care about Homestuck anymore, but if you do the troll arc just ended.

    Good to know that the troll arc finally ended. However, it's my understanding that the roll arc is pretty important to the story at this point and I don't think that I can be arsed to read it. I think Hussie has just really dropped the ball at this point, personally.

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  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I still don't get this thinking. Do you cook your chicken halfway? Let your pork stay pink in the middle? Want your fish still flopping around? There's nothing wrong with a medium steak, but there's nothing wrong with a well done one either.

    Why yes, sushi is delicious.
    Look, maybe you want to spit in Prometheus' face, but I prefer to honor his sacrifice.

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  • CindersCinders Whose sails were black when it was windy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    That's actually a possibility. The parent company is pretty heavily in debt due to owner stupidty, so the announcement Wednesday could also be that they are being bought out. And if they are, then I would guess that Atari, who publishes a lot of CD Projekt's games, would be the new owners. And with the last twitter update being about publisher problems, it could have been in response to that.

    On the other hand, GoG offers a unique service that would dry up if they started adding DRM to 10 year old games.

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  • MrMisterMrMister Jesus dying on the cross in pain? Morally better than us. One has to go "all in".Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Arivia wrote: »
    Support?

    You see the contrast a bit on top chef, when the judges (older) are eating the contestants' (younger) food. I'm thinking specifically of Tom making a comment to Carla about how all the judges agreed her Squab was perfectly cooked even though she thought it was overdone.
    Also, hurfadurf steak tartare.

    ... is a very different preparation?

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  • TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    MrMister wrote: »
    There's nothing wrong with enjoying a rare steak (except the whole health thing).

    But I find it pretty silly to act like that's the only way to eat it.

    the conception stems from the idea that certain cuts of expensive steak are valuable because of certain qualities that are emphasized when it is cooked closer to rare and deemphasized when it is cooked well

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Feral wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Feral wrote: »
    Maybe it's a California thing, but restaurants around here don't offer rare anymore.

    Huh? Places still offer rare around where I live in Cali, or at least last I checked, I don't get steak very often. Some places will say no if you ask for a rare burger, but steaks they generally let you order rare.

    *shrug* They'll either say, "No, we can't do that," or just give you something that's clearly medium rare. At least, that's been my experience over the last few years.

    Hm, my brother likes his steaks pretty dang rare and he'd probably ask 'em to take it back if he got it medium rare. Like I said, though, I don't really know personally as I don't really eat steak. Beef in general is pretty low on my personal hierarchy of food.

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  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Oh you mean the uber-successive Steam application which is making bank for valve? Yeah Valve is really getting their ass kicked on that one.

    No, I mean GOG needs to keep being the reminder of the fact that the DRM in Steam is just barely tolerable bullshit. Not something to be praised but at best put up with when nescessary.

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  • tyrannustyrannus Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I still don't get this thinking. Do you cook your chicken halfway? Let your pork stay pink in the middle? Want your fish still flopping around? There's nothing wrong with a medium steak, but there's nothing wrong with a well done one either.

    Why yes, sushi is delicious.
    Look, maybe you want to spit in Prometheus' face, but I prefer to honor his sacrifice.
    is this a fire reference, or the fact that he made it so when humans sacrificed animals, they could burn the bad "meat" to the gods and keep the good stuff

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  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    almost everyone is a 'purist' about something

    people get sensitive when that something hits close to home for them

    nuffin new there

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  • Donkey KongDonkey Kong You wouldn't right click a car Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    How come Amy's parents don't like Kif even though they introduced her to him in the Titanic episode?

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Oh you mean the uber-successive Steam application which is making bank for valve? Yeah Valve is really getting their ass kicked on that one.

    No, I mean GOG needs to keep being the reminder of the fact that the DRM in Steam is just barely tolerable bullshit. Not something to be praised but at best put up with when nescessary.

    Steam DRM? I can download pretty much any game on Steam that I own to any PC, provided I'm logged in. How is that "barely tolerable?"

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  • WinkyWinky rRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Winky wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Don't forget blue steak.

    I said this earlier but you either weren't around or didn't care. I'm not sure if you care about Homestuck anymore, but if you do the troll arc just ended.

    Good to know that the troll arc finally ended. However, it's my understanding that the roll arc is pretty important to the story at this point and I don't think that I can be arsed to read it. I think Hussie has just really dropped the ball at this point, personally.

    I really enjoyed it altogether, but I think we already determined that we differ here. If you just sort of take it as it's own thing and not as something standing between you and the rest of Homestuck it makes it easier to enjoy, I think.

    EDIT:
    Or Hussie might just flat out write a summary like he has before.

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  • SarksusSarksus ATTACK AND DETHRONE GODRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Oh you mean the uber-successive Steam application which is making bank for valve? Yeah Valve is really getting their ass kicked on that one.

    No, I mean GOG needs to keep being the reminder of the fact that the DRM in Steam is just barely tolerable bullshit. Not something to be praised but at best put up with when nescessary.

    GOG is no such reminder. I like GOG a lot but it's just barely sustainable and depending on the announcement on Wednesday we may find it isn't sustainable at all. Who is it supposed to remind, anyway? Steam is very well-liked and the DRM is often held up as the right way to do it. Unless a service like GOG was able to compete with a juggernaut like Steam you won't see anyone moving away from a DRM model en masse.

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  • tyrannustyrannus Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    steam's DRM is the most amazing thing ever and if you believe anything otherwise you are an awful person

    i mean, you can log in anywhere from your steam account, download the games you own, and play them

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  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Oh you mean the uber-successive Steam application which is making bank for valve? Yeah Valve is really getting their ass kicked on that one.

    No, I mean GOG needs to keep being the reminder of the fact that the DRM in Steam is just barely tolerable bullshit. Not something to be praised but at best put up with when nescessary.

    Steam DRM? I can download pretty much any game on Steam that I own to any PC, provided I'm logged in. How is that "barely tolerable?"

    Have you ever had your internet connection drop without knowing about it beforehand so you can put your games in offline mode? Ever wanted to play a game of XCom while your son is wanting to play Dawn of War at the same time on his computer?

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