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  1. It is, only it has less value IRL.
  2. Ally Sheedy >>>>>>Molly Ringwold
  3. This is a heart wrenching read. Fascinating but so very tragic.
  4. I went through, maybe 1/4-1/3 of my play through before giving Gwent a fair shake. To that point I had played only two hands and after playing a few hands in earnest it became a major part of the rest of my play through. It's a very cool game.
  5. And you wouldn't feel that way, if you only played two hands.
  6. I only just completed my first play through. It's an amazing game. A little advice for early game; play Gwent. You won't understand it at first and may think it's just a silly micro game within the game but trust me you're going to learn to love it. A lot of people in here say it's their favorite part of the game, which is truly an impressive statement considering how amazing TW3 is overall. You will regret it if you don't take advantage of all the Gwent matches. Some of the matches are time-limited in that if you advance too far in the main story you won't be able to go back and play them, you will regret it if this happens so stick with it and keep playing until you win. FWIW I prefer the Northern Realms deck (spies, spies and more spies) but YMMV.
  7. Anyone in here have a Cinder? I got in early (2015 I think) on Indiegogo for $200. I like it, I want to love it, but I just like it. Most of the reviews hit on the drawbacks: 1) It's big and heavy, so if you don't have dedicated counter space it's going to be a PITA to pull in and out of storage. 2) The cooking surface isn't slightly angled so juices don't flow to the trap. 3) The app is very limited (particularly compared to Joule and Anova) and only on iOS. 4) It's expensive. I like it for $200 but $400+ is a huge stretch. 5) The top lid is heavy limiting it's application away from delicate proteins and things that can get easily smashed. 6) It's not easier than an immersion circulator. They try to market it as a precision cook AND sear device, which it is, however you still need to remove the cooked protein from the Cinder, clean off the juices, oil the protein a bit and wait for the Cinder to heat to 450 before putting the protein back on. Don't get me wrong, it puts a perfect sear on every protein I have tried and it does it in 45 seconds but the process is not time saving relative to IC so I'm not sure it's worth it. However what it does, it does very well. Great steak, great paninis and the best (and easiest) seared ahi I have ever made. Consistently, every time. I was dead set on selling it (and I still might) until I tried it for seared Ahi tuna but it did such an incredible job I am keeping it for now. Bottom line is if you're thinking about one I would suggest you pass on it and similar devices for now. If Cinder lasts as a company, no guarantee there, hopefully future iterations will improve on the drawbacks. Until then stick with your ICs.
  8. +/- Five degrees is significant when it comes to precision cooking. It's the difference between medium rare and medium steaks or juicy vs dry chicken breast or perfect salmon and albumin covered salmon.
  9. I'm sure winning this argument with your wife will prove to have been worth it.
  10. It's Billy Madison, right?
  11. It depends, which one is the Sixers fan?
  12. This being MLT.
  13. First off, how are you?