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November 21st, 2023 at 11:43:37 PM permalink
Irony. Harping on grammar when everyone understands it means Iím being an asshole so Iíll admit that. Itís ritual though, not sure Iíve seen that misspell before although it makes sense.
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November 22nd, 2023 at 1:20:19 AM permalink
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That's a good idea for a single slice, but I actually toast two slices at once for my grilled cheese sandwiches, so with your method I would need a 4-slice toaster... Hmm... That might work.

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I can't imagine a life without toast, it would be a pitiful existence. The original toaster was you stick the bread on a wooden skewer and hold it over the fire until you get it toasted on both sides. I prefer the modern method. I have a toaster oven and they always show on the box people making toast in it. Does that ever actually happen? I use my toaster oven for making things that would bake in a regular oven. Never toast.
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Yes.
The specific advantages of a toaster oven vs slot toaster include...
Increased distance from heat source to bread (more even toasting, slower, but less efficient)
Can handle large breads (like a slice of boule or a split baguette)
Can handle small breads (a slice of baguette usually gets lost in a slot, requiring tongs and dexterity to extract)
Can handle breads too thick for a slot toaster
Constrained by rack area and your tesselation skill, not a product of slot count and slot dimension

... and Axel, I don't care who you are, toasting some good bread and smearing butter on it is tasty. Scientists will probably "discover" that eating buttered toast activates neural pleasure centers, similar to chocolate or narcotics.
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November 22nd, 2023 at 4:15:19 AM permalink
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That's a good idea for a single slice, but I actually toast two slices at once for my grilled cheese sandwiches, so with your method I would need a 4-slice toaster... Hmm... That might work.

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I can't imagine a life without toast, it would be a pitiful existence. The original toaster was you stick the bread on a wooden skewer and hold it over the fire until you get it toasted on both sides. I prefer the modern method. I have a toaster oven and they always show on the box people making toast in it. Does that ever actually happen? I use my toaster oven for making things that would bake in a regular oven. Never toast.
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There was a near spoof in the 80s on an HBO show called "Not Necessarily the News" about frozen toast. Instead of the messy toaster you bought frozen toast in a bag and boiled it for 15 minutes to reheat. Even had three levels of doneness. This is back when this kind of show did clever skits.
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November 22nd, 2023 at 5:53:33 AM permalink
it's about flavor enhancement
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Many of us would agree that a toasted sandwich is more appealing than the same meal on un-toasted bread. Did you know that science agrees, as well?

The Maillard reaction ...

https://cookingpanda.com/blogs/food-news/theres-actually-a-scientific-reason-as-to-why-toast-is-better-than-normal-bread
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November 22nd, 2023 at 6:00:11 AM permalink
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Yes.
The specific advantages of a toaster oven vs slot toaster include...
Increased distance from heat source to bread (more even toasting, slower, but less efficient)
Can handle large breads (like a slice of boule or a split baguette)
Can handle small breads (a slice of baguette usually gets lost in a slot, requiring tongs and dexterity to extract)
Can handle breads too thick for a slot toaster
Constrained by rack area and your tesselation skill, not a product of slot count and slot dimension

Hey, I learned a new word today! Thanks, D!

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... and Axel, I don't care who you are, toasting some good bread and smearing butter on it is tasty. Scientists will probably "discover" that eating buttered toast activates neural pleasure centers, similar to chocolate or narcotics.
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C'mon, man, the last thing this forum needs is Axel posting here all hopped up on toast & butter! ;)

I bolded the good parts of Dieter's quote all by myself.
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November 22nd, 2023 at 6:02:46 AM permalink
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Most people like toast and that's fine, but I noticed that super old dumb uneducated people love toast and it becomes a richual for them.
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Suspended 3 days for personal insult. This Axelwolf post followed immediately after a post by EvenBob saying that he loved toast.

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November 22nd, 2023 at 6:52:11 AM permalink
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Hey, I learned a new word today! Thanks, D!
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Glad to help. New words (even if I misspell them a bit) are just one of the many benefits of membership.
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November 22nd, 2023 at 8:38:25 AM permalink


I have to hand it to The Mob Museum in Vegas. Unlike much more famous museums, it seems to actually end up in the news with interesting takes on issues. You might recall the barrel body found in Lake Mead. The museum released a list of Vegas connected missing mobsters that were plausible victim identities. The press ate it up as it added a sexy angle to a rather grotesque story. That mystery is yet to be solved.

Over the last few days, The Mob Museum is once again being referenced in the news. This time for one of the greatest of unsolved mysteries and the ultimate generator of conspiracy theories. Sixty years ago today JFK was assassinated in Dallas. Two years ago the museum released (what might be called) a quasi-conspiracy theory that maintains the lone gunman approach with an added Castro connection.

To make a long story short, Oswald visited the Cuban embassy in Mexico offering to shoot Kennedy in exchange for him receiving a comfy life in Cuba. After discussing amongst themselves, the Cubans agreed. They thought Oswald was a kook but saw little downside. If he failed they could deny everything. If he succeeded, the man actively trying to kill Castro would be dead and they could still deny everything. After all, they weren't actually telling the kook to do anything.

They told Oswald that once Kennedy was dead they would fly him to Havana. They lied. There was no way they would fly someone from Dallas to Cuba right after a president was assassinated. Instead they would dump Oswald into the Gulf of Mexico and eliminate the loose end.

Is any of this true? Who knows? Unlike many JFK conspiracy theories, however, it's simple, plausible and a little bit sexy. That seems to be how The Mob Museum rolls.

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November 22nd, 2023 at 9:32:52 AM permalink
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I have to hand it to The Mob Museum in Vegas. Unlike much more famous museums, it seems to actually end up in the news with interesting takes on issues. You might recall the barrel body found in Lake Mead. The museum released a list of Vegas connected missing mobsters that were plausible victim identities. The press ate it up as it added a sexy angle to a rather grotesque story. That mystery is yet to be solved.

Over the last few days, The Mob Museum is once again being referenced in the news. This time for one of the greatest of unsolved mysteries and the ultimate generator of conspiracy theories. Sixty years ago today JFK was assassinated in Dallas. Two years ago the museum released (what might be called) a quasi-conspiracy theory that maintains the lone gunman approach with an added Castro connection.

To make a long story short, Oswald visited the Cuban embassy in Mexico offering to shoot Kennedy in exchange for him receiving a comfy life in Cuba. After discussing amongst themselves, the Cubans agreed. They thought Oswald was a kook but saw little downside. If he failed they could deny everything. If he succeeded, the man actively trying to kill Castro would be dead and they could still deny everything. After all, they weren't actually telling the kook to do anything.

They told Oswald that once Kennedy was dead they would fly him to Havana. They lied. There was no way they would fly someone from Dallas to Cuba right after a president was assassinated. Instead they would dump Oswald into the Gulf of Mexico and eliminate the loose end.

Is any of this true? Who knows? Unlike many JFK conspiracy theories, however, it's simple, plausible and a little bit sexy. That seems to be how The Mob Museum rolls.

Full Story at The Mob Museum
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For decades November 22nd was the day we always remembered. But it's faded over the years and if you hadn't brought this up I never would have made the connection. Unless you were alive at the time, I was a freshman in high school, you can have no idea what a traumatic weekend that was. People were upset on a scale that I have not seen since. They were literally grieving everywhere you went.

The worst of it was on Sunday morning when Lee Harvey Oswald got shot on live TV. Me and my sister and my brother and my mother were in the living room watching TV and out of blue Oswald gets shot. My sister was 13 and was a high strung emotional nut job anyway like most 13-year-old girls and she went berserk. She started screaming at the top of her lungs, the kind of screams you hear in horror movies, she's screaming what's happening, what's happening, so my mother starts screaming because hysteria is catching. My sister runs outside screaming at the top of her lungs and my dad is down by the creek cutting wood for the furnace and he thinks something horrible has happened and he comes running up the hill and it was just total mayhem. Only time in my life that I ever saw somebody shot and killed on live TV. It's not that my sister cared about Oswald, she was already tremendously emotionally upset and to see this happen right in front of her, she had an emotional breakdown. It took an hour to calm her down. I have absolutely no fond nostalgic memories of that weekend.
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November 22nd, 2023 at 12:08:26 PM permalink
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The worst of it was on Sunday morning when Lee Harvey Oswald got shot on live TV. Me and my sister and my brother and my mother were in the living room watching TV and out of blue Oswald gets shot. My sister was 13 and was a high strung emotional nut job anyway like most 13-year-old girls and she went berserk. She started screaming at the top of her lungs, the kind of screams you hear in horror movies, she's screaming what's happening, what's happening, so my mother starts screaming because hysteria is catching. My sister runs outside screaming at the top of her lungs and my dad is down by the creek cutting wood for the furnace and he thinks something horrible has happened and he comes running up the hill and it was just total mayhem. Only time in my life that I ever saw somebody shot and killed on live TV. It's not that my sister cared about Oswald, she was already tremendously emotionally upset and to see this happen right in front of her, she had an emotional breakdown. It took an hour to calm her down. I have absolutely no fond nostalgic memories of that weekend.
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I still maintain that this is a point where American culture changed. Most of the nation saw someone killed live, right in their living rooms. It killed the postwar "childhood" of the USA.
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November 23rd, 2023 at 4:24:16 PM permalink
Black Friday streaming deals are on again. I just signed up for another year of Hulu for 99 cents a month. Looking for more. I just use a different email address and a different credit card and I got another year. I should get peacock but I never really watch it. Hulu has a lot of good movies


https://www.cnet.com/deals/best-black-friday-streaming-service-deals-2023/
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November 23rd, 2023 at 4:40:41 PM permalink
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Black Friday streaming deals are on again. I just signed up for another year of Hulu for 99 cents a month. Looking for more. I just use a different email address and a different credit card and I got another year. I should get peacock but I never really watch it. Hulu has a lot of good movies


https://www.cnet.com/deals/best-black-friday-streaming-service-deals-2023/
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Do you know if that includes all of the live sports they have? If so, I may waste $12 on something I may never watch.
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November 23rd, 2023 at 4:49:56 PM permalink
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Black Friday streaming deals are on again. I just signed up for another year of Hulu for 99 cents a month. Looking for more. I just use a different email address and a different credit card and I got another year. I should get peacock but I never really watch it. Hulu has a lot of good movies


https://www.cnet.com/deals/best-black-friday-streaming-service-deals-2023/
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Do you know if that includes all of the live sports they have? If so, I may waste $12 on something I may never watch.
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I know nothing about nothing to do with sports
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November 23rd, 2023 at 5:09:25 PM permalink
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Black Friday streaming deals are on again. I just signed up for another year of Hulu for 99 cents a month. Looking for more. I just use a different email address and a different credit card and I got another year. I should get peacock but I never really watch it. Hulu has a lot of good movies


https://www.cnet.com/deals/best-black-friday-streaming-service-deals-2023/
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Do you know if that includes all of the live sports they have? If so, I may waste $12 on something I may never watch.
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When I got the 99 cent special a few years ago, it did not include ESPN+ live sports - that was part of the higher priced bundle deals.
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November 24th, 2023 at 3:49:09 AM permalink
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AI makes it easy to generate fake photos of news events and really anything
I haven't done it but apparently it's very easy to do
there are probably millions of fake photos out there now being shuttled around on social media
legitimate news organizations are trying to verify which photos are real and to eliminate the fakes - but it's not easy for them to do this

a ton of more fake stuff out there now

welcome to our Brave New World

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November 24th, 2023 at 6:06:43 AM permalink
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Black Friday streaming deals are on again. I just signed up for another year of Hulu for 99 cents a month. Looking for more. I just use a different email address and a different credit card and I got another year. I should get peacock but I never really watch it. Hulu has a lot of good movies


https://www.cnet.com/deals/best-black-friday-streaming-service-deals-2023/
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Do you know if that includes all of the live sports they have? If so, I may waste $12 on something I may never watch.
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When I got the 99 cent special a few years ago, it did not include ESPN+ live sports - that was part of the higher priced bundle deals.
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Thank you, that is what I assumed.
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November 29th, 2023 at 6:11:29 AM permalink
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Alan Mendelson was well known here probably mostly for his claims about 18 yos in a row

but his contribution to Journalism was pretty large - he even worked closely with Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather at CBS

pretty interesting - per the link he covered a Civil War in Ethiopia and was pinned down by enemy fire


https://www.cbsnews.com/losangeles/news/longtime-kcal9-reporter-alan-mendelson-dies-70/

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November 29th, 2023 at 6:51:34 AM permalink
Hmm, my car insurance rate went up 20% even though nothing new in my driving record.
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November 29th, 2023 at 7:07:23 AM permalink
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Hmm, my car insurance rate went up 20% even though nothing new in my driving record.
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Just a result of overall inflation. Nothing that you did personally.
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November 30th, 2023 at 4:04:30 AM permalink
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kinna amusing - to me anyway - but I guess not to the seafood chain Red Lobster
they're on track to lose $20 million this year due to their all you can eat shrimp deal
customers just ate too much shrimp causing this stunning loss

https://www.mensjournal.com/news/red-lobster-lost-20-million-ultimate-endless-shrimp

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November 30th, 2023 at 4:31:49 AM permalink
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kinna amusing - to me anyway - but I guess not to the seafood chain Red Lobster
they're on track to lose $20 million this year due to their all you can eat shrimp deal
customers just ate too much shrimp causing this stunning loss

https://www.mensjournal.com/news/red-lobster-lost-20-million-ultimate-endless-shrimp

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Having a food, like a salad bar AYCE promotion is not so much of a problem as having to keep an estimate of preparing food. You could end up dumping some everyday if you guess wrong. I see the Bagel shop not far from me do this all the time, but they can sell day old bagels. I don't think Red Lobster would serve shrimp the next day if they already cooked it.

I imagine Vegas buffets lost food from people taking whatever they can squirrel away. (ladies with large purses)
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November 30th, 2023 at 4:52:23 AM permalink
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kinna amusing - to me anyway - but I guess not to the seafood chain Red Lobster
they're on track to lose $20 million this year due to their all you can eat shrimp deal
customers just ate too much shrimp causing this stunning loss

https://www.mensjournal.com/news/red-lobster-lost-20-million-ultimate-endless-shrimp

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(sigh)
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November 30th, 2023 at 5:09:17 AM permalink
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kinna amusing - to me anyway - but I guess not to the seafood chain Red Lobster
they're on track to lose $20 million this year due to their all you can eat shrimp deal
customers just ate too much shrimp causing this stunning loss

https://www.mensjournal.com/news/red-lobster-lost-20-million-ultimate-endless-shrimp

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Well, as they say, those that do not know their history are doomed to repeat it!

Red Lobster tried AYCE snow crabs 20 years ago with very similar results.
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November 30th, 2023 at 5:29:40 AM permalink
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Quote: lilredrooster

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kinna amusing - to me anyway - but I guess not to the seafood chain Red Lobster
they're on track to lose $20 million this year due to their all you can eat shrimp deal
customers just ate too much shrimp causing this stunning loss

https://www.mensjournal.com/news/red-lobster-lost-20-million-ultimate-endless-shrimp

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Well, as they say, those that do not know their history are doomed to repeat it!

Red Lobster tried AYCE snow crabs 20 years ago with very similar results.

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I casually surveyed the girls in the house during breakfast.
While the 5 year old might have some trouble making this +EV, the rest were solidly convinced it would be "no problem" to eat more shrimp-value than the $20 plus whatever an iced tea costs inside whatever reasonable time limit they imposed.

Some diligence is required. Those biscuits can be filling.
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November 30th, 2023 at 5:39:59 AM permalink
I don't really have any desire to down huge amounts of food - even if it's very delicious
that's not at all appealing to me
but I guess it is to many
per the link from N.I.H. nearly 1 in 3 adults -30.7% - are overweight
and the link states that more than 2 in 5 adults - 42.4% have obesity - that seems high - doesn't seem right to me - how could it be higher than the % who are overweight____?
N.I.H. making glaring errors______________?

Red Lobster can't be blamed for all of it__________________________(-:\


https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-statistics/overweight-obesity#:~:text=the%20above%20table-,Nearly%201%20in%203%20adults%20(30.7%25)%20are%20overweight.,9.2%25)%20have%20severe%20obesity.

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November 30th, 2023 at 8:05:40 AM permalink
The shrimp thing reminded me that 30+ years ago I worked in distribution for a fast food chain that offered a shrimp salad, then decided to remove it from the menu. We ended up with about 1200 50 pound cases of baby shrimp that we donated to a food bank.

I kept thinking we should have sold them to the Golden Gate casino.
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December 1st, 2023 at 7:56:12 AM permalink
I'm not going to say why I'm asking, but is anyone aware of a quick way, on Google Chrome, to zip to the top of a webpage if it goes to the bottom when you open it?
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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I'm not going to say why I'm asking, but is anyone aware of a quick way, on Google Chrome, to zip to the top of a webpage if it goes to the bottom when you open it?
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Does Alt-Up work for you?
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December 1st, 2023 at 9:52:23 AM permalink
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I'm not going to say why I'm asking, but is anyone aware of a quick way, on Google Chrome, to zip to the top of a webpage if it goes to the bottom when you open it?
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Does Alt-Up work for you?
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I don't know as I never knew that was a command. Actually, I didn't know the ALT button does commands as I usually use the Window button...which should be the CTRL button, but CTRL doesn't do anything on this computer.

Anyway, I tried it and it's much faster than scrolling, but doesn't go directly to the top. Thank you! This is an improvement.

EDIT: Window Button + UP does it immediately. Thank you again! I never would have known the UP key had anything to do with it. I thought you strictly had to use a mouse to move a page where you want it.
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December 1st, 2023 at 7:23:21 PM permalink
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kinna amusing - to me anyway - but I guess not to the seafood chain Red Lobster
they're on track to lose $20 million this year due to their all you can eat shrimp deal
customers just ate too much shrimp causing this stunning loss

https://www.mensjournal.com/news/red-lobster-lost-20-million-ultimate-endless-shrimp

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If you look back about 15 years ago they did an all you can eat crab leg promotion and got destroyed so bad on it their CEO was on CNBC saying it was the worst decision he had ever made. The stock was down $405 million after it.
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December 1st, 2023 at 9:45:46 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

Quote: lilredrooster

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kinna amusing - to me anyway - but I guess not to the seafood chain Red Lobster
they're on track to lose $20 million this year due to their all you can eat shrimp deal
customers just ate too much shrimp causing this stunning loss

https://www.mensjournal.com/news/red-lobster-lost-20-million-ultimate-endless-shrimp

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If you look back about 15 years ago they did an all you can eat crab leg promotion and got destroyed so bad on it their CEO was on CNBC saying it was the worst decision he had ever made. The stock was down $405 million after it.
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I don't feel sorry for them come on they're in the restaurant business, and yet they are that stupid? People can't afford to eat seafood at home so when they can get it in a restaurant all you can eat what did they think was going to happen. People are just going to go back and back and back and eat nothing but Seafood. Why do they think buffet restaurants practically double their price on Seafood night.
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December 2nd, 2023 at 5:43:58 AM permalink
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I don't feel sorry for them come on they're in the restaurant business, and yet they are that stupid? People can't afford to eat seafood at home so when they can get it in a restaurant all you can eat what did they think was going to happen. People are just going to go back and back and back and eat nothing but Seafood. Why do they think buffet restaurants practically double their price on Seafood night.



Since moving to Florida it still surprises me that in restaurants Shrimp is very reasonably priced. Having grown up in the midwest and spending 30 years in Las vegas shrimp was always relatively expensive. Here it is so reasonable. Yes, I realize they catch them here and shipping costs are minimal since they don't have to freeze them. Still seems strange to see a full shrimp dinner listed for $12.99 on a menu. Basically the same price as a hamburger.
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December 2nd, 2023 at 5:59:57 AM permalink
I'm not sure what the product name was but I saw some "translator" ear buds. So, instead of fiddling with an app, you have the earbuds in, and when a person speaks in another language it translates their speech. Pretty cool. Even in the US could be useful at times.
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December 2nd, 2023 at 12:13:21 PM permalink
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a serial killer targeting the homeless is on the loose in Vegas
5 homeless persons were shot and 2 died
they were shot yesterday
the suspect has not been apprehended

https://abc7chicago.com/las-vegas-homeless-shooting-spree-unhoused-people-killed-serial-killer/14130956/
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December 2nd, 2023 at 1:39:07 PM permalink
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.Alan Mendelson was well known here probably mostly for his claims about 18 yos in a row. but his contribution to Journalism was pretty large - he even worked closely with Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather at CBS. pretty interesting - per the link he covered a Civil War in Ethiopia and was pinned down by enemy fire.;
https://www.cbsnews.com/losangeles/news/longtime-kcal9-reporter-alan-mendelson-dies-70/
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He may have earned the rep as "The Moneyman" during his work life, but it seems that his love for gambling took a huge chunk of it..

Oh well...we all make our choices.

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December 2nd, 2023 at 11:45:17 PM permalink
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I don't feel sorry for them come on they're in the restaurant business, and yet they are that stupid? People can't afford to eat seafood at home so when they can get it in a restaurant all you can eat what did they think was going to happen. People are just going to go back and back and back and eat nothing but Seafood. Why do they think buffet restaurants practically double their price on Seafood night.



Since moving to Florida it still surprises me that in restaurants Shrimp is very reasonably priced. Having grown up in the midwest and spending 30 years in Las vegas shrimp was always relatively expensive. Here it is so reasonable. Yes, I realize they catch them here and shipping costs are minimal since they don't have to freeze them. Still seems strange to see a full shrimp dinner listed for $12.99 on a menu. Basically the same price as a hamburger.
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Watch for Publix ads for great shrimp prices. They sell a 1.5 lb bag of large cooked, peeled, deveined extra-large shrimp just under $18. And this week it is in BOGO. So 3lbs @ $6/lb, completely first quality shrimp, each bigger than your index finger, almost 90 for that price.
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December 2nd, 2023 at 11:54:30 PM permalink
We used to go shrimping. I haven't been for a while. But all you need is a pole net and a lantern, and a place where salt or brackish water flows, like under a bridge on the way to the beach. You go at midnight or later, lower the lantern on a rope to just above the water, and put the net just under the water, under the lantern. The shrimp swim right into it, with the current. And they just stay in the net as long as the current flows in the same direction.

They must each lay hundreds of eggs, because they are either the stupidest or the most helpless sea life besides plants. So they couldn't survive without massive numbers of young. But they sure taste good.
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December 3rd, 2023 at 5:15:45 AM permalink
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Watch for Publix ads for great shrimp prices. They sell a 1.5 lb bag of large cooked, peeled, deveined extra-large shrimp just under $18. And this week it is in BOGO. So 3lbs @ $6/lb, completely first quality shrimp, each bigger than your index finger, almost 90 for that price.



Thank you. I rarely buy shrimp at the grocery store because my wife is deathly allergic to shellfish. She can't even sit at a table with someone eating it.

I hate to say this, but I always get excited when she goes out of town because I can then make shrimp, crab, and scallops at home.
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December 3rd, 2023 at 2:00:53 PM permalink
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I'm not going to say why I'm asking, but is anyone aware of a quick way, on Google Chrome, to zip to the top of a webpage if it goes to the bottom when you open it?
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Does Alt-Up work for you?
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I don't know as I never knew that was a command. Actually, I didn't know the ALT button does commands as I usually use the Window button...which should be the CTRL button, but CTRL doesn't do anything on this computer.

Anyway, I tried it and it's much faster than scrolling, but doesn't go directly to the top. Thank you! This is an improvement.

EDIT: Window Button + UP does it immediately. Thank you again! I never would have known the UP key had anything to do with it. I thought you strictly had to use a mouse to move a page where you want it.
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I know this is from 2 days ago....but also to help out a little bit.

Pressing the "Home" button actually brings you to the top as well, "End" brings you to the bottom.
You can also use both of these buttons on documents like Word/Excel to jump to the beginning/end of them as well.
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December 3rd, 2023 at 4:13:10 PM permalink
Anyone notice a lot of finance related institutions seem to be doing more than the usual amount of "maintenance" activity? Or have I just encountered several coincidences?
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December 4th, 2023 at 6:30:29 AM permalink
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Anyone notice a lot of finance related institutions seem to be doing more than the usual amount of "maintenance" activity? Or have I just encountered several coincidences?
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I personally haven't noticed that, and I'm doing financial stuff on my computer almost every day.
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December 4th, 2023 at 10:04:22 AM permalink
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Anyone notice a lot of finance related institutions seem to be doing more than the usual amount of "maintenance" activity? Or have I just encountered several coincidences?
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I personally haven't noticed that, and I'm doing financial stuff on my computer almost every day.
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I see now. I have funds in credit unions in different states.

Quote:

About 60 credit unions in the US are experiencing outages because of a ransomware attack on an IT provider the credit unions use, a federal agency said Friday.

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December 4th, 2023 at 3:46:39 PM permalink
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December 5th, 2023 at 12:46:02 PM permalink
By his own admission, Richard Marcus committed multiple felonies over the years. I'm also skeptical about the truthfulness of a number of his claims regarding gambling and cheating. He was definitely a grifter, and it would be easy to argue that he was a scumbag as well. He gave up his life of crime, though, so I guess that's something.
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December 8th, 2023 at 11:40:18 AM permalink
Can't imagine the odds.

He won $10 million last year in the NYS lottery. This week he won another $10 million on scratch-off tickets.
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December 8th, 2023 at 11:42:53 AM permalink
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Can't imagine the odds.

He won $10 million last year in the NYS lottery. This week he won another $10 million on scratch-off tickets.
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LOL, who wins $6 million and continues to buy scratch off tickets.
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December 8th, 2023 at 1:09:57 PM permalink
I hear $300K/year is poverty level in many neighborhoods. $6 million would only last 20 years. Double up!
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December 8th, 2023 at 2:10:03 PM permalink
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Can't imagine the odds.

He won $10 million last year in the NYS lottery. This week he won another $10 million on scratch-off tickets.
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LOL, who wins $6 million and continues to buy scratch off tickets.
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People get hooked. Saw a guy win $100 on one and scratch away the winnings.
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December 8th, 2023 at 3:48:00 PM permalink
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People get hooked.
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Absolutely. Here's my wife if she wins a decent $300 or $400 jackpot soon after we arrive at the casino. Instead of pocketing the money she'll start playing two machines at once like she's lost her mind. Left and right hand both going as fast as the buttons will go until the money is all gone. If she wins a decent jackpot when we're about to leave then I can force her to go but anytime in the middle she's way too far gone with the addiction. It's pure greed and it's really ugly to watch. I'm really glad we don't go to the casino anymore.
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December 8th, 2023 at 9:04:38 PM permalink
I don't know how the casinos have handled it in Las Vegas, but my go-to tribal casino in Oregon, Chinook Winds, was "all smoking" pre-Covid, except for a smaller, designated "non-smoking" section.

Covid came, it shut down and later reopened fully non-smoking.

The whole casino remained non-smoking, til now.

I was there yesterday / today and noticed a change: a small section is now sectioned off and is a designated "smoking" section.
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