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What are your unconventional kitchen tools/utensils you were skeptical of at first but feel you can’t live without?

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submitted 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago) by tetris11@lemmy.ml to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

I've started reading Jumper by NameDoesNotMatter. I would like to formally apologise about all the harsh things I've ever spoken about that film.

Fine, the cast is unlikeable and the action scenes are just fisticuffs in the air, but my god, in comparison to the teenage dreck that is the book, it's a masterpiece. At least they tried to build a credible back story for the main character.

In the book, he literally thinks everyone is out to sexually assault him (and somehow they seem to), he solves his problems by throwing money at it, instead of any actual creativity, and the author desperately tries to portray him as a mature-for-his-age adult, despite the fact that his first reaction to anything is crying followed by petty revenge.

I'm just flicking through the pages, pausing at any plot bits, and then flicking on.

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My early teen cousin is learning to play keyboard/piano. She likes to compose her own songs, and she's good at that, but perhaps could use some help with the basis rhythm.

I thought that a book of rhythms might help. Something like this, but it's going to be the wrong era for her on the surface, although the rhythms repeat through the ages. Encyclopedia of Piano Rhythm Patterns: Popular Piano Rhythms and How to Play Them https://amzn.eu/d/2JdTsST

Please point me in the right direction. Thank-you in advance

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submitted 10 hours ago by EarWorm@lemmy.world to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

For example, I personally can't listen to Guns and Roses without immediately thinking "that Axl sure is an asshole", and that sours the entire experience.

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submitted 1 day ago by red_pigeon@lemm.ee to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

Wondering if anyone has experimented with using controllers (PS/xbox/other) to do anything other than gaming ?

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submitted 19 hours ago by BreakDecks@lemmy.ml to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

I understand that alcoholic beverages are regulated by the ATF and not the FDA, which is why nutrition fact labels aren't legally required on alcoholic beverages, but why does this carry over to NA beer?

It's basically just beer-flavored soda. It has less than the required alcohol content (<0.5%) to be legally classified as an alcoholic beverage. Is it not regulated by the FDA?

The only clue I have is that Nutrition Fact labels appear on cans of NA beer made by companies that only produce NA beer (e.g. Athletic / Partake), but not NA beers produced by existing full-alcohol breweries (e.g. Heineken / Guinness). Is there some sort of "we also produce alcoholic beverages" loophole to avoid FDA regulation?

If so, would it be possible for Coca-Cola, who distributes alcoholic beverages (e.g. Topo Chico hard seltzer / Jack & Coke premixed cocktails), to get around the requirement for their regular sodas?

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submitted 1 day ago* (last edited 6 hours ago) by chocolatepickle@lemmy.today to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

Next to the house where I live there was an empty lot, where now they're building a house or something, they've been working since last year. At first, I didn't payed too much attention, but then they started hammering the walls. For what I understand, when building a house you need to make your own walls and don't use your neighbors. I told their boss about it and he told me:

"We aren't nailing the wall, we are nailing the bricks."

And they continued, I told them again, and they continued. I then decided that it was useless and decided to call the house owners, they told me to let it be. So I ignored them, maybe I was wrong, maybe is okay to use the next house walls to support yours. That was more or so a year ago, since then until now they continued hammering over and over again.

Anyway, during Holly days (last year Christmas) that group stopped working, and during new year some new people started working there and continued the hammering. It was (is) a torture specially since I work from home and I'm sick so I have to spend many time at home, but I decided I'll deal with it, after all the house owners told me it was ok, and eventually they finally built a wall and I thought whenever they are hammering, is their wall, so I was OK with that.

As I said, I spend a lot of time home, a couple weeks ago I listen the door opening, when I went to check there was no one. I thought it was just the wind or something and continued my day as usual. That night when getting ready to go out, I couldn't find my shoes. Since covid, I always leave my shoes near the door, so it makes no sense to be anywhere else, I looked everywhere, but I never found them.

The neighborhood have a private security (which honestly I don't pay since is expensive), I asked the guard if he knows who own the place, maybe talking to the boss/owner will have some results. The guard asked me what happened and I told him, he then said he would talk to the owner and tell he's boss (the guard boss) about it since it was dangerous for the whole neighborhood.

Next day the boss (of the construction workers) rang my bell, he had an angry looking and asked me if I have a problem with them using the house entry to park their bikes. I told him no, my problem was that they were throwing all the debris and trash on the entrance (they even put some giant rock they dug out on my walkway. He told me not to worry, that they'll take them. That was before Easter.

The next day there was some beer cans and empty soda bottles all around the entrance. Last week they finally moves away some of the rocks.

Some days ago, I heard noise on the ceiling. I hit the ceiling with the stick of a mop and ask if someone was there, one of them answer me not to worry, that a tool fall on the ceiling , I then told him to not get on the ceiling.

Today, I heard some noise near the windows, I went to see and they were throwing wet concrete or cement all around the yard and to the windows.

Honestly I don't know what to do. I can't go anywhere else and the owners of the house just tell me to be careful since the country is dangerous (I'm not in the US) the guard also told me something similar.

Edit: The country where I live is Nicaragua.

I want to thanks everyone for your advice, it really helped me having different points of view. During all this time I've tried to be patient, but since they get in the house I lose it, but I guess been patient is all I can do, hopefully they'll finish soon and I can go on with my life leaving this behind.

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submitted 1 day ago by jeze@leminal.space to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

I feel perpetually sleepy.

I have a hard time napping during the day- scratch that I can't nap during the day. My anxiety makes it impossible. However the second I crack open a book I feel like I'm going to pass out. It's very strange.

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submitted 1 day ago by Corno@lemm.ee to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml
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submitted 2 days ago by Cameri@lemmy.world to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

Hey guys, what are your thoughts on the existence of extraterrestrial life and the potential involvement of governments in concealing or studying such entities.

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submitted 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago) by Extrasvhx9he@lemmy.today to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

So I found a griddle that was in pretty bad shape seasoning wise so I stripped it and noticed a small shiny area which worried me about lead. I ordered some lead tests that stated they were for metal (no specifics) and after doing the tests it came back positive. But this got me wondering if iron reacts with sodium rhodizonate, the main ingredient in these lead tests, to give false positives and load and behold it does. I confirmed this with another cast iron cookware that I know 100% never touched lead. So my question is how the hell do I test this? Everyone keeps recommending the same sodium rhodizonate lead test swabs just with different brand names.

Tldr: After stripping a griddle and finding a shiny spot, I tested it for lead and it came back positive, leading to concerns about the reaction between iron and sodium rhodizonate. The question is how to accurately test for lead contamination in the griddle without potential false positives from the test method recommended by others?

Edit: wanted to add some more info. I did experiment with the test themselves to see how reliable they were and they passed it so I don't suspect its the test themselves but the chemical reaction between iron and the sodium rhodizonate

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I swear, ~~every time~~ most of the time I see someone being particularly rude, ignorant, and inappropriate on a post (usually political in origin, or they swing it to being political) I click on their profile and see it has been created that same day.

They are only there to sow discord. Only to piss people off. Idk if we can just report them (for what?) but I'd like to try exposing them before responding and interacting..

I am guilty of gobbling up the bait. I've started looking at profiles of people that piss me off exceptionally and noticed they're burner bot loser accounts.

I guess i just want to say I've noticed it!

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Is there a userscript or something? The view image Firefox extension doesn't seem to do shit.

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submitted 2 days ago by Quintus@lemmy.ml to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

Not to brag but I'm a pretty confident person in my social circle. I'm funny, make people laugh etc. etc.

Basically, I am adored by everybody.

But there is something that I noticed about myself lately. Regularly people come up to me to chat and sometimes they compliment me. Now, complimenting isn't a bad thing, obviously. But I just don't feel anything when I receive them.

However I enjoy it when people talk good things about me when I'm not present. I, again, don't feel anything when people talk shit about me when I'm not present. BUT I really enjoy it when people straight up come at me and say something bad at me. My mood increases and I spend the rest of my day happier.

Is this some kind of a defense/coping mechanism that I have unintentionally developed? I don't see anything bad about this.

It's also worthy to say that I spent the majority of my life isolated up until a few years ago. No compliments at all but nobody to say bad things either. Is this why I fail to appreciate compliments?

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submitted 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago) by Shampoo_Bottle@lemmy.ca to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

Loblaws recently installed 7 foot high Plexiglass barriers that funnel people out of the stores. They claim it will stop theft and make people safer.

Many people have voiced concerns about these barriers possibly being a fire hazard, in the sense that they might create a bad bottle neck in the event of an evacuation. Many people panic during an emergency. However, I have also seen many people stating that it's not technically against the fire code.

In your opinion, is this a hazard? Do you think it's fine, or do you think that this could be one of those situations that ends up causing new regulations to be added after casualties happen? Do you think that people are too worried, or do you think that these concerns are valid?

https://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2024/04/ontario-barriers-exit-loblaws-store/

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submitted 3 days ago by OhmsLawn@lemmy.world to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

The seats are assigned. People have been standing in line for 15 minutes now. Why on earth would anyone want to stand there, when they could just sit and wait until the line clears?

I understand wanting to get off a plane ASAP, but boarding? You just end up sitting on the plane, waiting for everyone else to get on.

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submitted 3 days ago by meep_launcher@lemm.ee to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml
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It's the one thing when I'm configuring things that makes me wince because I know it will give me the business, and I know it shouldn't, but it does, every time. I have no real idea what I'm doing, what it is, how it works, so of course I'm blindly following instructions like a monkey at a typewriter.

Please guide me into enlightenment.

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I was not a podcast guy at all, but I stumbled upon Andrew Huberman a few months ago and wow, what an amazing source of information and it has helped me a lot while making conmutes and training sessions a lot less wasteful.

The thing is that, now that I basically have consumed all their catalogue, I feel the need for more.

I am very interested in science, backed-up self-improvement, open source stuff, and... Maybe, if it's really well done I could enjoy some politics.

I mostly like to get informed and to grow. I have other sources for entertainment.

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submitted 4 days ago by Meuzzin@lemmy.world to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

How can we secure a solar eclipse induced apocalypse next time? More virgin sacrifices? Less? Virgins are quite abundant these days. We could go either way...

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