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Happy Juneteenth everyone!
  • Bro, that's not good Mac and cheese. You haven't had good Mac and cheese. I promise you.

    Check out how to use sodium citrate and what it does.

    Them get yourself some of your favorite cheese.

    For me, smoked Gouda and cave aged cheddar and a little pecorino romano if I've got it.

    Roughly 4-5g of sodium citrate per 100g of cheese. Use water or milk, start with a half cup and add more as you need it, honestly there's more than enough fat content in the cheese that it won't make a difference. Shred cheese and add to simmering water. Keep adding cheese until everything is in the pot, and the sauce is perfectly smooth. There should be no lumps. Add more water or milk to desired consistency, and add some mustard powder, cayenne, and garlic. And salt to your preference. It's the creamiest Mac and cheese you'll ever have, and the depth of flavor is game changing. I promise you.

    You can even take it to the next step with caramelized onions or shallots and some crumbled sausage. Finish with some bread crumbs, a little paramesian, and some smoked paprika on top, and toss it under the broiler for a minute to toast up.

    For reference, the photo of the "Juneteenth" version is melted cheese with noodles. Fuck that. The recipe I gave you will look like the stuff on the right, and its so fucking good, you'll discover God in that bowl of Mac and cheese.

  • Transgender woman refused leg wax by Windsor, Ont., salon awarded $35K by human rights tribunal
  • Yeah, this is pretty clear cut. The woman never asked for a Brazilian, only to get her legs waxed and they did everything they could to get out of because of "people like her".

    On one hand, I understand refusing service for various reasons, like hostility from the customer or something, but it was extremely clear that they were refusing service because she was transgender.

  • I’ve got a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty baby, and I’ll write your name: Just Stop Oil paint private jets hours after Taylor Swift’s lands
  • I think the point is to ragebait people into reading about it.

    An educational campaign doesn't work.

    People get angry when the protests disrupt their day.

    Peaceful protests happen literally everyday in the US in nearly every city and hear nothing about them.

    The only way it gets visibility is it has to be disruptive, and the only way to get them to read/learn about it is to hook them in. And if Faux News has taught anyone anything, it's that ragebaiting is fucking effective.

  • Netanyahu Blasts Biden Admin For ‘Withholding’ Weapons From Israel In Harshest Criticism Yet: ‘Inconceivable’
  • I mean, we literally know that Russia and China is antivax conspiracies, and anti-demoracy, pro-fascism rhetoric that people absolutely just eating up. Anything they can do to help push the nation to be more right-leaning is better for them.

  • I’ve got a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty baby, and I’ll write your name: Just Stop Oil paint private jets hours after Taylor Swift’s lands
  • ThOsE iDiOtS!1!

    Says the moron while not even taking 3 seconds to understand what they did and why they did it. Lol

    Look how angry everyone gets about art and architecture whilst not even remotely having the same reaction about climate change and what it's doing to our planet.

  • Happy Juneteenth everyone!
  • Cause you're tasting that sweet, sweet nostalgia.

    I'd bet if you gave someone that's never had Mac and cheese before Kraft Mac vs a good gourmet Mac, the gourmet will win by an absolute landslide.

    Cheap Mac and cheese isn't good because it's good... It's good because of the old memories attached to it.

  • Doctor Who showrunner cut Susan Twist scene from 2-part season finale
  • I really, really like Ncuti Gatwa. I think he's a fantastic actor and I really hope he's going to be huge....but I couldn't fucking stomach how terrible and awkward the S1 Ep1 opener was...like, holy shit was it bad.

    We had to turn it off about 8 mm minutes in....and that was after weeks of waiting excitedly to see it.

  • Used to be you could blow dust off a shelf. Now you can't. Because of woke.
  • You're both wrong. It's the vaccine shedding. It's stickier so that it sticks to the unvaxxed and infects everyone before the 5G waves are turned on, and kill everyone. I know, because I have a direct insider that's fighting back against the Depe State. He has an R-class Security clearance. Shit that even Q doesn't even know about.

  • Crypto Scammers Are Targeting Trump’s MAGA Supporters
  • I'm not going to say they're not real or not sentient. But I will absolutely say that they are selfish. They lack the empathy required to understand how things will affect others. They lack the willingness to sacrifice for the greater good. They lack the humility required to understand that they could be wrong, and the critical reasoning required to change their views in the face of new evidence.

    Almost every conservative I've ever met is either extremely rich or lives in microcosm. Hell, I've got extended family that have never travelled outside of their hometown and anything foreign or different to them is either ridiculed or shunned.

    They want a social hierarchy, and they want their place in it preserved. God forbid people get equitable standing.

  • Netanyahu Blasts Biden Admin For ‘Withholding’ Weapons From Israel In Harshest Criticism Yet: ‘Inconceivable’
  • Hey! Where's the Russian Agents, I mean MAGA Patriots, I mean Genocide Joe crowd at rn? You know the ones that constantly complain that Biden should have personally airdropped over Gaza and personally saved the children? You know, the ones that demand Biden to destroy any and all ties to an ally that may or may not have long lasting repercussions with our existing allies? You know, the ones that actually think geopolitics are easy?

  • Percentages - Pearls Before Swine
  • In conjunction with this, I fully believe that Big Capital are the ones that are absolutely pushing the abortion bans, by proxy of "religion". Sure, there's niche groups that support it, but that money is coming from SIGNIFICANTLY RICH people pushing that shit through.

    They want uneducated people. They absolutely want an uneducated labor class as people are cheap.

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    www.yahoo.com Fraud trial juror reports getting bag of $120,000 and promise of more if she'll acquit

    A juror was dismissed Monday after reporting that a woman dropped a bag of $120,000 in cash at her home and offered her more money if she would vote to acquit seven people charged with stealing more than $40 million from a program meant to feed children during the pandemic. “This is completely beyo...

    Fraud trial juror reports getting bag of $120,000 and promise of more if she'll acquit
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    The Power of Sand Batteries

    Crosspost from the "Energy" Community. Seemed too good not to put here.

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    Help! Asian Needle Ant Invasion

    It's gotten everyone in our family and recently just got my daught 4 times yesterday. They are extremely painful and you feel waves of pain for hours. And just ONE OF THEM is capable of doing that. These bastards need to die, and I'm hoping you can help or point me in the direction of a community that can.

    Any ideas?

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    Need some advice...is the dough supposed to be this sticky?

    I tried my hand at making a starter years ago and it went poorly. I was gifted some starter earlier this week and have been bulking it up in order to bake some bread this weekend. The starter is MUCH better than any of the ones I've ever made, so Ive had high hopes all week that my sourdough will actually come out decent this time.

    I've been following this recipe, and it's been going....not well. Everything was weighed to the gram, including the starter, and "lukewarm" water was about 80ish degrees. The dough is so unbelievably sticky that I can barely scrape it off the sides of the bowl.

    Is this normal? It's been years since I've done this so I'm back to questioning everything. I'm planning to just drop the whole thing into a Dutch oven and cook it, but I understand that I'm deviating from the recipe. My Dutch oven cooks were just so much better.

    Cna anyone provide a better recipe for just a basic sourdough boule that you've had decent success with? I'd really like to continue baking bread, but I know for a fact that I'll wind up giving up again if I have too many failures (I think I baked 8 different times a few years ago, and I gave up because they were always so dense, and flat.). Really want something with a good, fluffy, stretchy crumb.

    Any advice or questions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    Huge News: Safety Studies has shown that graphene can be used without adverse effects. Big for Nanotechnology, Biomedical, and Electrical Engineering

    www.theengineer.co.uk New research shows graphene can be developed and used safely - The Engineer

    Research has found that a specific type of graphene, which has ‘huge potential’ to tackle multiple global challenges, could be developed further without acute risk to human health.

    New research shows graphene can be developed and used safely - The Engineer
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    AI has been used for a breakthrough in batteries

    www.theengineer.co.uk Liverpool team uses AI for battery breakthrough - The Engineer

    Researchers at the University of Liverpool have used AI tools to aid the discovery of a new solid-state material that rapidly conducts lithium ions.

    Liverpool team uses AI for battery breakthrough - The Engineer
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    scitechdaily.com Chilling Breakthrough: The Science Behind a Real-Life “Freeze Ray” Technology for the Air Force

    A University of Virginia professor believes he has discovered how to create a freeze-ray device, inspired by the Batman villain, Mr. Freeze. Rather than being a weapon, this device is intended to cool down electronics within spacecraft and high-altitude jets. Do you know that freeze-ray gun that

    Chilling Breakthrough: The Science Behind a Real-Life “Freeze Ray” Technology for the Air Force

    A University of Virginia professor believes he has discovered how to create a freeze-ray device, inspired by the Batman villain, Mr. Freeze. Rather than being a weapon, this device is intended to cool down electronics within spacecraft and high-altitude jets.

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    www.sciencedaily.com Little bacterium may make big impact on rare-earth processing

    A tiny, hard-working bacterium -- which weighs one-trillionth of a gram -- may soon have a large influence on processing rare earth elements in an eco-friendly way.

    Little bacterium may make big impact on rare-earth processing

    A tiny, hard-working bacterium -- which weighs one-trillionth of a gram -- may soon have a large influence on processing rare earth elements in an eco-friendly way.

    "Traditional thermochemical methods for separating lanthanides are environmentally horrible," said Buz Barstow, assistant professor of biological and environmental engineering at Cornell, the corresponding author. "It's difficult to refine these elements. That's why we send rare earth elements offshore -- generally to China -- to process them."

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    Ask Lemmy @lemm.ee Alteon @lemmy.world

    [Correction: They are still on blocked list.] Why is Lemmy.world still federated with Hexbear and Lemmygrad?

    Source: https://lemmy.world/instances

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    www.sciencedaily.com Surprising discovery shows electron beam radiation can repair nanostructures

    In a surprising new study, researchers have found that the electron beam radiation that they previously thought degraded crystals can actually repair cracks in these nanostructures. The groundbreaking discovery provides a new pathway to create more perfect crystal nanostructures, a process that...

    Surprising discovery shows electron beam radiation can repair nanostructures

    Not sure how useful it is yet, but it sounds like with some AI and proper cameras you could use it to completely repair certain components. Theres something similar to this using electrochemical plating to repair microfractures throughout a component - only downside is that it takes like weeks to do it properly (I'll see if I can dig up the paper later)

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    www.scientificamerican.com New Glasses Can Transcribe Speech in Real Time

    Glasses that provide subtitles for conversations could be a boon to people with hearing loss

    New Glasses Can Transcribe Speech in Real Time
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    Coolest Christmas Gifts for a MechE?

    Looking for some ideas for friends and coworkers. If anyone can think of anything cool, I'd love to see it.

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    Engineers: How many other Notes/Specifications can we add to this?

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    www.wired.com The Rebel Drone Maker of Myanmar

    In a cave in eastern Myanmar, a young engineer who goes by the nom de guerre “3D” is building weapons to fight against a brutal military dictatorship.

    The Rebel Drone Maker of Myanmar
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    X-Post from OpenAI Instance: How many things can you find wrong with this image?

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    www.sciencedaily.com Researchers create method for making net-zero aviation fuel

    An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a potential breakthrough in green aviation: a recipe for a net-zero fuel for planes that will pull carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the air.

    Researchers create method for making net-zero aviation fuel

    The proposed fuel is not SAF, it's a combination of magnesium and hydrogen mixed with hydrocarbon fuel. It's estimated to give 8% more range over other existing aviation fuels.

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    Unable to upload pictures. Anyone dealing with similar issues?

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