Archive for January, 2013

Fighting Further Gun Control: Week Four

Fighting Further Gun Control: Week Four

This week the article is personal — Minnesota is about to have a “firearm safety committee” by well-known anti-gun politician House Public Safety Committee Chairman Michael Paymar. As usual, any time firearms are brought up as a public safety, public health, or “save the children” initiative it is usually bullshit. Many anti-gun advocates will hide […]

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Taylor 9842 Commercial Waterproof Instant Digital Thermometer Review

Taylor 9842 Commercial Waterproof Instant Digital Thermometer Review

I frequently make Greek yogurt at home. It’s a pretty simple process, but there are two moments where temperatures are critical. One is when the milk is heated to 180°F, and the other when it is cooled to 105°F. You add the starter culture at the latter temperature. Too hot and the culture doesn’t grow […]

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How I Use a Japanese Water Stone to Sharpen Knives

How I Use a Japanese Water Stone to Sharpen Knives

I started buying nicer knives since 2004. Every year or two I’d buy another nice knife in the $75 – $150 range. Then I moved to Minnesota, and one of the world’s only Wusthof factory outlets is here. Now I’m up to ten kitchen knives, seven of which are plain-edged. That’s not counting my utility […]

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Pyle Pro PMHM2 Omni-directional Headset Microphone Review

Pyle Pro PMHM2 Omni-directional Headset Microphone Review

I use Skype most of the time when I make phone calls from home. I may be working from home, or playing online games with my friends. In either case, I use the Monoprice 8323 over the ear headphones to hear what’s going on. This headset doesn’t have a microphone. For awhile I used an […]

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FTL: Faster Than Light Video Game Review

FTL: Faster Than Light Video Game Review

The vast majority of my computer or video gaming time is spent playing StarCraft 2. These days I only play with my partner wurmr, and our schedules don’t always sync up. I played the Walking Dead computer game for awhile and gave it up after a glitch didn’t save my progress. I was cruising the […]

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Fighting Further Gun Control: Week Three

Fighting Further Gun Control: Week Three

On Wednesday, January 16 2013 President Barack Obama released his proposed executive orders to “deal” with gun violence. As I wrote a few weeks ago, most of what gun control advocates propose has little to nothing to do with curbing mass murders such as the school shooting in Connecticut. Those educated on current and past […]

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Cadet Three Piece Open Comb TP-26 Double Edge Safety Razor Review

Cadet Three Piece Open Comb TP-26 Double Edge Safety Razor Review

“Cadet Three Piece Open Comb TP-26 Double Edge Safety Razor.” Wow, say that three times fast. It’s a mouthful, but every word is important in describing this value-packed razor. Here’s my review. Tags: beard, cadet, chrome, de86, edwin jagger, featured, gillette, l6, lord, razor blade, shaving, strongly recommended

Posted in: fitness & grooming
Fighting Further Gun Control: Week One

Fighting Further Gun Control: Week One

If the rumors are true, then California Senator Dianne Feinstein will propose the most sweeping firearms control in the history of the American continent. Depending on when you read this article, she may already have. What We’re Facing Based on her own Web site, Feinstein may attempt to introduce legislation regulating any or all of […]

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The Best and Worst Gibberish Gadgets of 2012

The Best and Worst Gibberish Gadgets of 2012

This year I wrote 55 reviews on Gibberish. That’s about average, some years I’ve written in the high 60s and some years in the low 40s. I hit a few dry spells throughout the year as I moved, or bought less stuff due to budgetary concerns. I also spent a lot of time (and money) […]

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