| O-T Lounge|| SpaceX launch NOT @ 3:58 today. Link inside. SCRUBBED - lame. - Schwartz on 4/14/14 at 1:03 pm|
[link=(http://www.spacex.com/webcast)]Webcast - should start around 2:30[/link]
This is an unmanned ISS resupply mission.
Of note, they're planning on attempting a "recovery" (simulated) of the 1st stage in which it will do a deorbit burn, and then descend in a controlled fashion in to the At...
| Food and Drink Board|| What should I do with broccoli and cauliflower tonight? - Schwartz on 4/9/14 at 5:22 pm|
I normally just roast it, but kinda want something different. What y'all got?...
| Outdoor Board|| RV storage & black water dump in BR - what y'all got? Also, 2 x 2kW or 1 x 4kW? - Schwartz on 3/15/14 at 8:29 pm|
So my parents got their Airstream, and a truck to pull it (F150 Lariat EcoBoost w/ 3.55) and now I'm trying to find them a decent place to store it since they don't have room at their house. Yeah, crappy planning, I know.
Anyone have suggestions for a place in/around BR that's not freaking $250 a...
| Outdoor Board|| Someone needs to simplify truck buying. Too many damn options/choices. - Schwartz on 3/9/14 at 4:27 pm|
My parents put a deposit down on a 27' Airstream yesterday and have asked me to help them find a truck to pull it. I've already spent 90 minutes just looking through Ford and Chevy's websites, and there's just too many damn options. I found the charts with the max towing weights and rear end ratios,...
| Food and Drink Board|| Apricot and sausage stuffed pork loin w/ roasted garlic & apricot glaze. - Schwartz on 1/1/14 at 6:04 pm|
Come at me, bitches....
| O-T Lounge|| I broke something electrical at my house. Please help me fix it. - Schwartz on 12/29/13 at 7:46 pm|
I replaced some switches and outlets around the house, and now I'm not getting a complete circuit to my two utility rooms outside. My circuit tester says that the hot has power, but never getting anything to work.
My multimeter shows:
Hot to Neutral - 105V
Hot to Ground - 120V
Neutral to Gro...
| Food and Drink Board|| I did the chef's table @ Nino's again. It was even better than last time. - Schwartz on 12/28/13 at 9:52 pm|
There's an abundance of Gorgonzola because my wife specifically requested it be included.
Yeah...it fricking rocked. Be jealous....
| Music Board|| Herein I post links to videos of The London Souls and implore you to watch. - Schwartz on 12/20/13 at 8:58 am|
Stumbled across them thanks to Spotify a few weeks ago. They're like a modern amalgamation of Cream, Zeppelin, The Beatles, and Allman Brothers to me. In other words: really good shite.
(I only post links to live videos, because I'm of the incredibly strong opinion that if your band doesn't soun...
| O-T Lounge|| Here's a Super-Awesome Thread About Space - Schwartz on 12/9/13 at 12:00 pm|
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uoVfZpx5dY&t=1m29s)]Walter Cronkite loses his shite during the Apollo 4 launch[/link]
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnoNITE-CLc&t=1m23s)]Great sound from a shuttle launch[/link]
My pants get tight @ 1m31s when the entire vehicle kind of pitches over ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Some sous vide experimentation - making progress. - Schwartz on 12/3/13 at 7:42 pm|
First off, turkey day. My Dad and I did a standing rib roast (not sous vide...duh) so I didn't want to cook a whole turkey as well.
I bought a turkey (well, minus the thighs and legs) and cut the breasts off. Brined in a concoction including citrus ju...
| Food and Drink Board|| Latte e Miele kitchen reno - dinner and more lunch options coming soon. - Schwartz on 12/2/13 at 6:38 pm|
Gas line getting pulled in now, kitchen getting a mild renovation to add in a stove and stuff. They're gonna be doing hot food and dinner when done. Wine dinner on 12/19 - not sure if they still have spots available or not.
Should add another really good dining option for BR. I'm happy....
| O-T Lounge|| I don't think we've had a cigar thread this week. Let's talk about cigars. - Schwartz on 11/30/13 at 10:38 pm|
Check out these sexy cigars:
Just got the Goldies in today. Only 1,000 boxes made, can't believe I stumbled upon a full, unopened box. Also got a box of Headley Grange Drumsticks last week, and threw in my remaining three El Triunfadors (origin...
| O-T Lounge|| Has the crazy Taiwanese video of the Iron Bowl been posted? - Schwartz on 11/29/13 at 7:41 pm|
If it's Germans, please feel free to shut the frick up and deal with it.
| Food and Drink Board|| The great bacon debate. - Schwartz on 11/25/13 at 7:54 pm|
For me, Wright is the current champion. I've found it to have the most consistent thick cut, a great smoke level, and the perfect amount of fat.
A close second would be the Whole Foods stuff you can get behind the counter which I'm pretty sure is just Wright brand unpackaged.
| O-T Lounge|| SpaceX launch today (5:44pm CST launch) - Schwartz on 11/25/13 at 12:57 pm|
First attempt at a geostationary launch. Pretty big deal for them if they can get it up there. For some perspective, previous missions to send Dragon to ISS are an orbit of around 370KM. This orbit will be around 36,000KM. Pretty significant achievement for them.
Streaming @ SpaceX.com starts in...
| Tiger Rant|| I thought this was chuckle worthy. - Schwartz on 11/23/13 at 8:57 pm|
If you're offended by poorly dubbed profanity, don't click the link, and go eat a dick....
| O-T Lounge|| I hereby decree that roller skate toned buttocks may be > all other buttocks. - Schwartz on 11/23/13 at 8:54 pm|
Note: I said "may be", don't get all up in arms about yoga butts, Pilates butts, etc....
| Music Board|| My new, pretty weird obsession: Buke and Gase - Schwartz on 11/23/13 at 10:57 am|
Female vocalist playing a heavily modified bass ukulele (buke) and the dude plays a homemade amalgamation of a bass and guitar (gase). Also featured are a crazy toe tambourine thing, and a kick drum.
Love their sound. Lots of noise, very raw feeling. Her voice is awesome, just powerful enough to ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Mooyah - Surprisingly good. - Schwartz on 11/23/13 at 10:30 am|
Way better than Fat Cow as far as the actual burger is concerned. Better than Five Guys overall. Fries are solid, very well seasons (kinda garlicky.)
Haven't been to Burgersmith recently enough to compare.
Overall, I'd say it's my new go-to spot for a relatively cheap, fast burger. ...
| O-T Lounge|| My favorite thing about Calandro's - Schwartz on 11/12/13 at 7:44 pm|
Is the sign on the door stating that they don't accept Louisiana Purchase Cards.
| Food and Drink Board|| Immersion circulator pics and info - Schwartz on 11/4/13 at 7:27 pm|
If anyone's really, really interested I'll put together an actual DIY with wiring diagrams, parts list, etc. but just wanted to get some general info out there.
The brain of this whole thing is a JDL612 PID controller. It's designed to monitor temperatures (through a thermocouple) and open/close ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Immersion circulator complete. Results = very, very good. - Schwartz on 11/3/13 at 3:58 pm|
So far I've done some thick pork chops (salt, pepper, and sage, seared in canola oil after) and some sirloin burgers (salt, pepper, seared in brown butter.)
The chops were awesome. Perfectly blushed throughout, very tender and moist. Next time I'm going to make some sort of crust with sage to rea...
| O-T Lounge|| What happens if I use a 250V fuse with 120V service? - Schwartz on 10/29/13 at 11:06 am|
I'm guessing the fuse doesn't care about the voltage but that it's just labeled for 10A@250V but would be fine for less than like 15A@120V? I can't see how the fuse would care about the voltage but just wanted to double check.
(The equipment behind it will all be 120V.)...
| Food and Drink Board|| Winter root hash with poached egg. - Schwartz on 10/27/13 at 1:51 pm|
AKA my lunch.
It's pretty damn good. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| It's DIY sous vide time. - Schwartz on 10/26/13 at 8:14 pm|
Just got my heating elements, pump, SSR, and PID controller in. Still need to go buy a vacuum sealer, and a bunch of wiring shit, but for tomorrow I'm going to at least wire nut everything together to start programming the controller and give it a test run.
Planning on using terminal blocks and ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Slow Food Fall Heat in BR on Sunday - Schwartz on 10/15/13 at 7:05 pm|
Just read about it...kinda considering it, but it's pretty freaking expensive ($200 for a couple)....
| O-T Lounge|| Did anyone else experience that annoying as hell train around 2:40 this AM? - Schwartz on 10/9/13 at 10:07 am|
On the line that runs parallel to Perkins, headed towards Ascension. fricker was blowing his horn in one second blasts for damn near 8 minutes. ...
| Music Board|| Let's share some cross genre covers with each other. - Schwartz on 10/9/13 at 9:06 am|
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFVQNaSUO80)]Punch Brothers - Reptilia[/link]
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mkZqMWp7Xo)]Youngblood Brass Band - Human Nature Pt. 2[/link]
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EPwRdVg5Ug&t=0m25s)]Lake Street Dive - Want You Back[/l...
| O-T Lounge|| BR cigar nerds: San Cristobal Revelation launch @ Bulldog/Habana Port tonight - Schwartz on 10/3/13 at 12:19 pm|
Looks like a cool new line. I like the other San Cristobal blends, and the price is going to be pretty awesome on these.
Patio at the Bulldog is rented out. $20 gets you a sampler and some other stuff. Just thought I'd throw it out there in case anyone was interested. ...
| O-T Lounge|| Any of y'all had to do PT for jacked up AC joints? (Shoulder, not rotator cuff) - Schwartz on 10/3/13 at 12:10 pm|
Just had a diagnosis session, and that alone has me contemplating popping a bunch of pain meds.
4-6 weeks...this is gonna suck, isn't it?
Any one been through this? How bad is the pain after each session usually?...