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Ugh!! Car shopping.

Well the time has come in which I must purchase a new (for me) car. My Xterra has served me well for the last 15 years, but it needs a lot of work and I need a second reliable car. I love cars but I despise car shopping. I don't do the whole haggle and negotiation song and dance very well, I admit it. I find it tedious and a waste of my valuable time. I have identified a serious candidate. Unfortunately it's 250 miles away. Ever since our brief sojourn with our (now disowned daughter's) Mini Cooper, and our cross country trip in it, I have vowed to own another. I have never in almost 30 years of driving, been behind the wheel of a car more shit-eating-grin inducing fun.

So on Saturday at 5AM I have an old friend who is willing to make the 500 mile round trip for me to give this thing the onceover and hopefully bring her home.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Oct 1, 2015, 05:12 PM (11 replies)

The X-Files trailers are out! Surprise at the end of the second

I can't wait.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Tue Sep 29, 2015, 10:06 AM (5 replies)

It's Date Night!!

My wife and I have decided it''s Date Night. There is a fire in the fireplace, Jazz ( old school) is on the stereo, I'm sous vide-ing ribeye steaks in teriyaki, About to start the Bearnaise for the asparagus. Work stops at 8, whether our clients like it or not. This is the wine:

I have a man's Japanese silk kimono and she has a basic obi. Tonight we are dining in style. She has promised the Hibiscus Tea Ceremony to kick off the evening.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Sep 23, 2015, 06:18 PM (4 replies)

Russia exhumes Tsar Nicholas II and family

The DNA tests did not convince some Russian Orthodox Church members, because the remains of two - Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria - were only found in 2007, at a different spot in the Urals.
The Investigative Committee, a state body, says new checks are needed in order to authenticate the remains of those two.
Russia plans to rebury Alexei and Maria alongside the rest of the family in St Petersburg's Peter and Paul Cathedral. But for that to happen the Church wants to be certain about the remains.
The royal couple and three daughters were formally reburied on 17 July 1998 - the 80th anniversary of the murder. They were canonised by the Russian Orthodox Church in 2000.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Sep 23, 2015, 05:30 PM (1 replies)

New distance record set in Quantum Teleportation

Scientists have achieved a world record in the strange world of quantum teleportation. In something that sounds like an episode of Star Trek, researchers have managed to teleport packets of light over 60 miles (100km) of optical fiber.

Quantum teleportation depends on a phenomenon called quantum entanglement.This allows connections to be made between atoms, with their information being sent to others farther away.

The research could have implications for cryptography, which involves transmitting information securely, including communications between Earth and spacecraft.

In particular, the entangled particles are connected in such a way that the action of one directly affects the others, even if they're separated over large distances.
Albert Einstein called this 'spooky action at a distance.'
Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Sep 23, 2015, 08:22 AM (3 replies)

Maps! Maps! You can't tell a terrorist from a migrant without a map.

Just a handy map for those following the southern invasion of Europe.

Croatia has reversed its policy on allowing in migrants and is instead sending those already in the nation north, angering Hungary and Slovenia.
Croatia's PM Zoran Milanovic said it would not become a "migrant hotspot".
Hundreds of migrants were transported to Hungary, which accused Croatia of encouraging "mass criminal offences". Hungary is reportedly moving the migrants on towards Austria.
Slovenia accused Croatia of breaking rules for the EU and the Schengen zone.
Migrant crisis: Day's events as they happened
Croatia said it had been overwhelmed by the numbers of migrants arriving through Serbia. Many are fleeing conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Up to 14,000 have entered over the past two days, seeking passage to northern Europe.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Sep 18, 2015, 01:25 PM (0 replies)

Shiver me timbers!! Are all of you scalawags ready for tomorrow?

Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Sep 18, 2015, 07:54 AM (5 replies)

How is it Hungary can do this in a matter of weeks

When we can't over the course of decades?

Hungary has said it will no longer tolerate people entering the country without passing through official checkpoints, after the country completed a 175-kilometer (108-mile), 3.5-meter (11.4 feet) high fence along its southern border with Serbia...

"We are going to close the green borders, the natural borders to stop illegal border crossings. That also means that the official and legal ways to come to Hungary, and therefore to the European Union, remain open. That's all we ask from all migrants - that they should comply with international and European law and, say the Schengen protocols, and they should come to the legal crossing points."

Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Sep 16, 2015, 08:48 AM (22 replies)

The most wrong (and delicious) food I have ever found

I got the freeze dried cheddar cheese powder for camping trips. It's basically a giant jar of that cheese powder that comes in Kraft Mac and Cheese, except that it's real freeze dried cheese. I have found that it works fantastically on popcorn, in cheese sauces, and a lot of other things. Right now I have sealed a quarter cup along with 2 chicken thighs, 4 shredded strips of bacon, some garlic, and a few shakes of Arthur Bryant's Chicken and Fish Rub into a vacuum bag and am Sous Vide-ing it for dinner. Voila!! Spicy Chicken in a Bacon and Cheddar Sauce.

I'll give an after action report tomorrow morning on how this turned out. Sorry Immacolata. I consider you a fellow foodie, your stuff always looks delicious, and I have cooked a few of your things, but as a Type1 diabetic, I gotta keep it extremely low carb, which means a lot of animal products particularly since I find beans and their derivatives the most repugnant food ever conceived of by Man. I try and keep it under 30 grams of Carbohydrates a day.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Tue Sep 15, 2015, 04:24 PM (11 replies)

Robert Mugabe reads wrong speech at opening of Parlaiment

Wow. Someone's going to (literally) get the axe.

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has read out the wrong speech at the opening of parliament.
He gave the same one during his state-of-the-nation address on 25 August, when he was heckled by opposition MPs.
His spokesman told the state-run Herald paper the error was because of a mix-up in the president's secretarial office...

At least six MPs from the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) received a text message from a sender called "Death" warning them to behave.
"Warning: Immunity ends in parliament... act wisely by not disturbing the proceedings of parliament," the message on opposition MP Nelson Chamisa's phone said...

Before the 91-year-old president spoke, the parliamentary speaker also warned against disrupting proceedings.
After Mr Mugabe began speaking, it was not long before it dawned on those present that they had heard it all before, our reporter says.
But during the speech, the MDC members sat quietly, while ruling Zanu-PF party supporters clapped at regular intervals, Reuters news agency reports.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Tue Sep 15, 2015, 02:37 PM (7 replies)
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