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    An offshoot of the CONDIMENTS thread, these things need to be discussed. Life would be less interesting without chipotles in adobo. I lust in my heart for smoked paprika. Saffron is like the best drugs. Became hooked on it as a kid in a chance encounter with my first bouillabaisse, a...
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    Mid-tempo chug

    The masters (perhaps slightly too fast..)
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    Other people's text messages

    A Photographer Spent Years Secretly Snapping Shots of New Yorkers’ Text Messages. See the Mortifying, Humorous, and Heartbreaking Images Here
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    Karma, luck, fate, sheer coincidence

    how do you classify them? just had a work experience where a colleague who I rarely interact with needed to check something I was working on, and then pointed out eight incorrect figures (turns out I worked from an outdated spreadsheet). it would not have been good if this incorrect...
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    Crushing Crunchy & Soft Things

    strangely addictive.
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    Murder hornets

    we're fucked. phenomenal name, though.
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    Why Do We Even Listen to New Music? yes, I know, pitchfork's shit, we all hate it, etc.
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    Message to Droid

    Do some spring cleaning, droid!
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    The Happy Thread

    In these uber-shitty times of Trump, Boris, COVID-19 and crashing economies, some things that bring much-needed un-ironic joy.
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    Bandcamp app

    Does anyone have the iOS bandcamp app? I just downloaded it and can't find my collection. if I go to the search function, I'm given a choice to search from "my collection", but I have to enter the name of the artist or album for anything to pop up. yet on the App Store page, there's an image...
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    RIP iTunes

    it's long been fashionable to complain about iTunes but I'll miss it to a degree, hopefully the replacement Music app will retain features and functionality. I don't really care about iTunes as a music storage program but would really miss the download store, if that goes away (considering the...
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    RAR file extraction for Mac

    Can anyone recommend a free software for extracting files from an RAR on Mac? I had one on my previous Mac (which I no longer have) and it worked fine but just did some research and see lots of complaints about bloatware that comes along with some of them. appreciate it, thx.
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    No sound from MacBook

    I suddenly have no sound from my MacBook Pro (bought new about six months ago), which is pretty alarming considering how much music I play on it, videos, etc. I double checked that all the levels are up, no mute accidentally hit. Doesn't work for built-in speakers or headphones. Anyone ever...
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    Trip to Galway

    My wife is attending a conference in Galway in April, and I get to tag along and play all day while she's in meetings. Appreciate any tips/suggestions on things to do, etc. I imagine we'd fly into Dublin, about 2:30 hour drive away. Should we take bus or rail to Galway? Not currently...
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    Jamal Khashoggi

    fucking insane: Audio Contains Gruesome Details of Khashoggi Killing, Turkish Official Says related: Jared Kushner’s Moral Laryngitis...
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    How we judge music (or anything, really)

    this news item got me thinking... Anthony Collins reveals himself as anonymous producer Grant mysterious house producer grant (whose second album and occasional white label 12" I like) reveals his real name and that he was also half of...
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    Ripping music from iPhone to computer

    I had the pleasure of having my laptop stolen today (swiped off a desk in a client office while I went to the loo!), and of course I hadn't backed up music for over a year and don't use iCloud. While music purchased from iTunes will be on my new laptop, I have a lot on my iPhone that's not on...
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    The uncoolest, low-brow cheap thrill

    fell into a rabbit hole this afternoon. no redeeming value whatsoever and anyone with a modicum of taste and intellect dismissed this shallow trend 10 years ago. i've always had a soft spot for the time and energy people spent identifying absurdest combinations and, for the best ones...
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    Xmas in London

    will be there with the misses for a couple of days after christmas (after spending the holiday in the midlands with my wife's family). it's the first time i'm there at this time of the year, are there any quintessential "xmas in london" things we should do or parts of town where we should...
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    Post-Weinstein world/sexual harassment allegations

    deserves its own thread. saw this rundown today, kind of stunning how it's all come out in the just the past month...