| Food and Drink|| Do you have a culinary torch? What do you use it for? - Powerman on 5/1/15 at 8:15 am|
I bought one a while back and still haven't used it. Mainly got it to make Creme Brulee just haven't gotten around to it yet. I've seen some sushi chefs use it to sear tuna and I assume it would be good for getting a good crust on a steak or maybe a ham glaze. Any other good uses for it?...View Topic - Replies (9)
| Food and Drink|| Having some coworkers over for dinner soon - suggestions - Powerman on 4/23/15 at 1:40 pm|
Most of these guys are from Louisiana and we're in Texas right now. What would be more appropriate? Louisiana food like a Gumbo or should I whip up something more Texas themed like a Chili or some Tex Mex? I don't think it really matters either way as they'll be grateful. They just want to s...View Topic - Replies (5)
| Political Talk|| Federal Tax Revenues at record high - Powerman on 3/14/15 at 4:18 pm|
Thought the slightly higher taxes were going to lead to lower revenue? What happened guys? http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/1185613000000-federal-taxes-hit-record-through-february-gov-t-still-runs-386b [quote]In constant 2015 dollars, the $1,185,613,000,000 that the federal gov...View Topic - Replies (11)
| Food and Drink|| Cafe Habana - Cuban restaurant planned for NOLA - Powerman on 3/14/15 at 4:06 pm|
http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/03/cafe_habana_passes_new_orleans.html Figured some of the Latin food lovers like Glass would be interested in this development. Not sure if it's a chain of sorts...says it's a Brooklyn based restaurant Should be a welcomed addition at any rate...View Topic - Replies (6)
| Food and Drink|| Cauliflower Soup - With some photos - Powerman on 3/12/15 at 6:25 am|
Tried making a creamy cauliflower soup as part of this low carb kick I'm on. Started out with cutting a cauliflower head into bite size pieces,laid out on a cookie sheet with some foil, lightly coated with clarified butter. In addition 6 cloves of garlic went into the oven to roast with it. ...View Topic - Replies (1)
| Food and Drink|| Kitchen Pics (New House) - Powerman on 3/10/15 at 7:49 am|
Per Darla's Request It's still under construction but what the hell This is from about a month ago before they put the tile down and before appliances went in [img]http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff487/phillyphil4/IMG_20150210_165540.jpg[/img] Before the granite got cut for the cooktop...View Topic - Replies (16)
| Political Talk|| Remember when I said that doctors will become increasingly less relevant? - Powerman on 3/4/15 at 6:30 am|
Exhibit A: http://hellogiggles.com/forbes-billionaires-elizabeth-holmes [quote]Her company, Theranos, is dedicated to making blood analysis quicker, easier, and less expensive. They’ve developed blood tests that can help spot dozens of ailments using just a couple drops of blood, and are worki...View Topic - Replies (20)
| Food and Drink|| Anyone have experience with induction range cooking? - Powerman on 2/13/15 at 10:52 am|
Getting an induction range put into the new house and looking for any pointers with cooking and/or selecting cookware I know some cookware won't work at all but for the ones that do work, which ones are the best to get? Are there any sets made specifically for induction use?...View Topic - Replies (2)
| Food and Drink|| Designing a Kitchen (well sort of) - need some ideas - Powerman on 1/26/15 at 12:11 pm|
So I'll be building a house soon and I'm trying to get all of my kitchen ideas settled before I jump into things. So far the only big kitchen item I have on my wish list is an induction range Was debating on a wine cooler and possibly refrigerator drawers if I can justify it in the budget W...View Topic - Replies (17)
| Money Talk|| Are mortgage rates higher in TX? - Powerman on 1/18/15 at 6:02 am|
Can't think of any reason why they would be but according to my girlfriend who works in a related industry, it's not common to see people close residential deals there with a sub 4% rate. She claims (and I don't know if she's full of it) that Texas rates are substantially higher than national rat...View Topic - Replies (4)
| Political Talk|| 1 in 8 White people in Louisiana have black ancestry - Powerman on 12/24/14 at 7:17 am|
:) http://www.nola.com/news/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2014/12/1_in_8_white_louisianians_has.html [quote]About 12 percent of Louisiana residents who identify themselves as white have at least 1 percent African ancestry, or one African ancestor within the last 11 generations, according to a new repo...View Topic - Replies (23)
| Tiger Rant|| 2013 Offense - Similar to what 2003/2004 USC Would do in SEC? - Powerman on 12/23/14 at 7:10 pm|
I was thinking about that earlier today. A lot of people say that USC wouldn't have had it so easy in the SEC. I suppose you could make an argument that the skill position talent on both teams was pretty similar. Would USC have put up similar numbers in the SEC during those years in your opin...
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| Music Board|| Music you prefer to listen to with headphones? - Powerman on 12/18/14 at 8:46 pm|
I know...odd question. I used to prefer listening to some music with headphones on...now not so much. Anyway just got some new headphones and looking for some good tunes to check it out with I've checked out a few of the songs in the really long "what are you listening to" thread. Any sugg...
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| Money Talk|| Tax Question - state income taxes - Powerman on 12/18/14 at 4:02 pm|
So I live in Texas and my company has been deducting Louisiana income taxes for most of 2014 I work offshore so I'm technically not working in Louisiana Will I get a full refund of those taxes paid if I file as a Texas resident? What should I be expecting come tax filing time?...View Topic - Replies (4)
| Money Talk|| Building a house - looking for some advice - Powerman on 12/17/14 at 7:52 pm|
I've decided to build a house instead of buy one... I'll be meeting with a bank to get a letter of prequalification first then meeting with a builder, no agent will be involved. What all do I need to have in order to get the ball rolling on this? I've read that I should plan on making a depos...View Topic - Replies (3)
| O-T Lounge|| Where would I buy rocks? - Powerman on 12/11/14 at 2:00 pm|
So looking for a gift for someone that really likes rocks and crystals and has a decent collection Anyone know of a good store where I could find some nice rocks to buy?...
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| Gaming Board|| Anyone have a gaming chair? - Powerman on 12/11/14 at 1:53 pm|
If so what are your thoughts? I have my PS4 in my bedroom right now mainly for the purpose of streaming movies and TV while I'm laying in bed, but I don't really have a comfortable chair for any gaming. I don't do a whole lot of gaming but I just bought a couple of games that I think I'll like. ...
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| Tech Board|| Any computer forensics gurus out there? - Powerman on 11/27/14 at 9:05 am|
I've got a little situation at my place of employment that I'm trying to investigate The scenario. Myself and another employee who I rotate with on an assignment share some information that we exchange on a hard drive. A few weeks ago the hard drive was stolen. Didn't think much of it other ...
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| O-T Lounge|| Recommend Some Art Galleries in NOLA area plz - Powerman on 11/23/14 at 9:32 pm|
Mainly thinking of paintings and perhaps even some small sculptures suitable for home decoration. Doesn't have to be anything expensive. Just looking for some decent things to put into a new place. TIA...
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| Political Talk|| Living Wage Calculator - thoughts? - Powerman on 11/19/14 at 4:17 pm|
MIT put together a living wage calculator a while back so I was curious to see what type of numbers it comes up with. It narrows it down to the county/parish level. For EBR Parish the living wage it calculates for a single adult is $9.57 an hour. The calculation is based on working 2080 hou...View Topic - Replies (17)