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  1. HudsonHawk

    What's the worst coffee worldwide?

    I don’t know if it’s the coffee grown there, but the coffee they serve in Sumatra is awful. I quite like Arabic coffee, when done right, but I’m in the camp that Costa Rican is the top of the heap.
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    Garden plans this year?

    I lost pretty much everything save a few shrubs in the Great Freeze of 2021. I didn't replant last year, as plants were expensive and difficult to find. I've redone most of it this year, however. It looks pretty scrawny now, but we have a long growing season, and in a year it should look...
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    What's the worst coffee worldwide?

    It's that earthy/nutty flavor others have mentioned. It actually smooths out the bitterness of a lot of coffee, as least when it's used in combination with coffee beans. I've never had straight ground chicory root. It's not a really stong flavor, and it's quite similar to actual coffee in a...
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    What's the worst coffee worldwide?

    I actually like chicory coffee. It's popular in the South, especially New Orleans, and the Carribean. It makes a good cafe Cubano. The worst coffee I've ever had was on the island of Java. Go figure.
  5. HudsonHawk

    Proper thermostat usage

    Cheap money is fine, as long as the total is not so overwhelming that one can never repay it. The problem isn't the low borrowing cost, it's the exhorbinant amount one has to borrow. I was in school in the late 80s, and while there were loans available, and I knew students who took them, they...
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    Proper thermostat usage

    The idea of borrowing money for school never entered my mind. It’s sad that crippling debt is the only path for so many these days.
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    Proper thermostat usage

    I say the same thing about my college tuition. It was $4/credit hour. A semester full time was a whopping $60. Tack on fees, books and such, and a 4-year undergraduate degree totaled about $2,000.
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    Proper thermostat usage

    I grew up in Florida, and now live in Texas, so the idea of purchasing heat offends my delicate sensibilities. That said…yeah, the most efficient way to heat a space is to not let it get cold in the first place. I have a natural gas furnace, but rarely is it on. We had a kerosene heater in...
  9. HudsonHawk

    DEATHS ; Notable Passings; The Thread to Pay Last Respects

    Babe Ruth hit 552 home runs during Betty White’s lifetime. Legendary.
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    So trivial, yet it really ticks you off.

    I’ve heard it put “if I get aroused, I apologize. If I don’t, I’m sorry.”
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    Terms Which Have Disappeared

    Most people never get there. Or at least have no interest in getting there.
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    Terms Which Have Disappeared

    That's pretty funny. Want to freak out a curious kid? Remind them that a point on the lable goes around 33 times in a minute, and a point on the edge does too, but the point on the edge has to travel a farther distance...yet the motor turns at one speed...
  13. HudsonHawk

    Cowboy Boots

    Did I ever tell the story of how I kicked the nail off of my big toe with sloppy usage of a boot jack? Alcohol may have been involved.
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    Terms Which Have Disappeared

    Quotes like this are why I hang out here.
  15. HudsonHawk

    Terms Which Have Disappeared

    This is much of it for me as well. The tactile feel is a good part of the experience. I like open reel (reel to reel) for much the same reason. I like mechanical things in general, and seeing the wheels go round and round is hypnotic, in a good way. You can’t watch a download go around in a...
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    Terms Which Have Disappeared

    Wrong thread for this, but...yeah, digital *can* sound fantastic, just like analog can sound like a muffled mess. It's all about the source material and how it's prepared. Analog isn't necessarily better, it's just different, in a way that soothes my troubled soul.
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    Terms Which Have Disappeared

    With the resurgance of vinyl among the hipsters, it's possible. Though I'm not entirely sure they actually listen to their records, just keep them around for decoration.
  18. HudsonHawk

    I just bought a bottle of...

    I'm very much a rum guy. It goes so well with a cigar. And I just bought a bottle of this: It's like drinking a glass of Bananas Foster.
  19. HudsonHawk

    GFL - Guitar Friends Lounge

    Your'e not alone there. King said they just had a unique sound that he liked, and like many other players, wanted a pick as stiff as he could get it. He said the only drawback was that they chewed through strings like crazy. Of course, on the road you change your strings every day anyway, so...
  20. HudsonHawk

    GFL - Guitar Friends Lounge

    I've never been one to get worked up about picks, whatever I can find will almost always work. Some of the great players use all sorts of things. Ed King from Lynyrd Skynyrd used bits of broken sea shells he'd find on the beach. Had a whole bucket full of them that he chipped into a pick...
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