klezman


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Cesare wrote:Passports are being processed during the shutdown, in 4 weeks or less.
http://travel.state.gov/passport/



If only DOL was processing foreign worker certs. Le sigh.

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klezman wrote:If only DOL was processing foreign worker certs. Le sigh.



The NSA, CIA, FBI, and Homeland are holding yours up.


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ThunderThighs wrote:Candy Basket Salted Caramels on Home.woot!



Don't you usually ban shills

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bahwm wrote:Still????? He's had a year to do that--at least! Still has time, my guess is that he could get it by January, 2014. It doesn't take three months to get a passport!



No, me. He's got his, now I need one with my new address and name and all that. Have an appointment set up for next Saturday to turn in all the paperwork for it.

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Cesare wrote:Passports are being processed during the shutdown, in 4 weeks or less.
http://travel.state.gov/passport/



Oh good, I was kind of worried about that, but then I figured that had to be considered an "essential" portion of government. The big holdup for us has been me getting all the legal crap taken care of. Like updating the SSN, getting the NY driver's license (which just arrived yesterday, just in time for us to fly to Michigan tomorrow)... Once I surrendered the Michigan license, I had no photo ID at all, and no way to cross a border because that was the enhanced license. So yeah. Time for a real passport

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otolith wrote:Not really.

And I've done it before.



Yes I know. Because you haunt the thread

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MarkDaSpark wrote:The NSA, CIA, FBI, and Homeland are holding yours up.



And SHIELD. Don't forget SHIELD.

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bhodilee wrote:Don't you usually ban shills



Is it still a shill when it's about a company we're familiar with whose products we trust and drool over?

I mean, it'd be like someone screaming "Brandini on wine.woot Plus!"

(you did know it was there, right?)

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Did you get the NY state enhanced license? That way you dont have to keep carrying your passport around?


cheron98 wrote:Oh good, I was kind of worried about that, but then I figured that had to be considered an "essential" portion of government. The big holdup for us has been me getting all the legal crap taken care of. Like updating the SSN, getting the NY driver's license (which just arrived yesterday, just in time for us to fly to Michigan tomorrow)... Once I surrendered the Michigan license, I had no photo ID at all, and no way to cross a border because that was the enhanced license. So yeah. Time for a real passport



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tiger7610 wrote:Did you get the NY state enhanced license? That way you dont have to keep carrying your passport around?



No, since we'd already decided I was going to get the regular passport for potential future trips overseas, we weren't going to also get the enhanced license.

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cheron98 wrote:Is it still a shill when it's about a company we're familiar with whose products we trust and drool over?

I mean, it'd be like someone screaming "Brandini on wine.woot Plus!"

(you did know it was there, right?)



Hey! I said shill, not shrill

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bhodilee wrote:Don't you usually ban shills


Fine, I won't tell you that have some wine fridges on sale then.



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ThunderThighs wrote:Fine, I won't tell you that have some wine fridges on sale then.



I won't lie, I want that under cabinet one.

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cheron98 wrote:And SHIELD. Don't forget SHIELD.



SHIELD is part of Homeland now, remember? The "H" part of SHIELD?


Although for those who don't remember the original acronym meaning: Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division. Created to handle super human threats.

Evidently, it was changed in 1991 to Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate.

And lately (starting in the movie Iron Man), Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.


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ThunderThighs wrote:Fine, I won't tell you that have some wine fridges on sale then.



Good. Don't. And don't remind people that the Thermoelectric ones are only good in certain conditions and aren't good if you are in warmer climates.

Unless you run your AC all the time.


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Good. Don't. And don't remind people that the Thermoelectric ones are only good in certain conditions and aren't good if you are in warmer climates.

Unless you run your AC all the time.

As a gift I got one of the cheapish 12-bottle Vinotemp boxes 3~4 years ago I use for open bottles. Keep it set to 50F and it varies a couple degrees either way depending on ambient. It's crashed a few times too and I had to replace an internal electrolytic capacitor that keep giving up. Think I have a decent one in there now, as it's been solid over a year. Now it will fail for sure tomorrow.

Point is our house regularly gets into the high 80's low 90's and this TEC box holds up fine; others may not...

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rjquillin wrote:As a gift I got one of the cheapish 12-bottle Vinotemp boxes 3~4 years ago I use for open bottles. Keep it set to 50F and it varies a couple degrees either way depending on ambient. It's crashed a few times too and I had to replace an internal electrolytic capacitor that keep giving up. Think I have a decent one in there now, as it's been solid over a year. Now it will fail for sure tomorrow.

Point is our house regularly gets into the high 80's low 90's and this TEC box holds up fine; others may not...



I re-read some of the posts in the Coolers thread, and the temp in TEC can vary a lot inside. The bottom can be 6-8° off from the temp read at the top.


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MarkDaSpark wrote:SHIELD is part of Homeland now, remember? The "H" part of SHIELD?


Although for those who don't remember the original acronym meaning: Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division. Created to handle super human threats.

Evidently, it was changed in 1991 to Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate.

And lately (starting in the movie Iron Man), Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.



And, in the first episode of Agents of SHIELD, one character, when asked what SHIELD meant, said it meant that someone spent too much time trying to come up with a name that spelled SHIELD.

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JOATMON wrote:And, in the first episode of Agents of SHIELD, one character, when asked what SHIELD meant, said it meant that someone spent too much time trying to come up with a name that spelled SHIELD.



I'm liking that show quite a bit, they just need to steal Gary and bring him into the flock. I miss Gary.

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MarkDaSpark wrote:I re-read some of the posts in the Coolers thread, and the temp in TEC can vary a lot inside. The bottom can be 6-8° off from the temp read at the top.

You challenge me to profile over time internal temperature gradients?
You know I will...

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rjquillin wrote:You challenge me to profile over time internal temperature gradients?
You know I will...


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rjquillin wrote:You challenge me to profile over time internal temperature gradients?
You know I will...



I Triple Dog Dare you!


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What are folks using, and are pleased with, to dry stemware?

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rjquillin wrote:What are folks using, and are pleased with, to dry stemware?


I bought a set of microfiber towels from IWA. We let them air dry most of the way, then use the towel to dry and polish.

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MarkDaSpark wrote:I Triple Dog Dare you!



interception just got real

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rjquillin wrote:What are folks using, and are pleased with, to dry stemware?


This.

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MarkDaSpark wrote:I Triple Dog Dare you!

Two temp/RH loggers installed; upper right back, lower left front.

They log 16384 samples in one minute intervals for 11.377... days of data.

Should be interesting.

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ddeuddeg wrote:This.

Serious? How's it do with crappy water.
Our pH here is 8.1~8.4 and TDS runs between 772~1101ppm, alkalinity averages 230ppm, predominately Ca and Na.
We drink RO water.

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cheron98 wrote:Yes I know. Because you haunt the thread



More like lurk. Sometimes it takes too much effort to post.

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well this sucks... I just kicked a piece of exercise equipment I have, and broke my pinky toe... not like this hasn't happened before.... but man o man... it hurts!!!! must drink more wine to make it stop hurting!!

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rjquillin wrote:What are folks using, and are pleased with, to dry stemware?



Microfiber towels, ones from Riedel and some blue ones from Wine Enthusiast.

Also sometimes use this. And I think I may have this one buried somewhere. Should find it ...


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MarkDaSpark wrote:I re-read some of the posts in the Coolers thread, and the temp in TEC can vary a lot inside. The bottom can be 6-8° off from the temp read at the top.



This is true. My thermoelectric fridge has about that temperature spread. But both ends of the range are fine for the vino. And it's pretty stable.

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rjquillin wrote:What are folks using, and are pleased with, to dry stemware?



Dishwasher

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rjquillin wrote:What are folks using, and are pleased with, to dry stemware?



Flour sack towels, hard to find now adays but super absorbent and soft.

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rjquillin wrote:Serious? How's it do with crappy water.
Our pH here is 8.1~8.4 and TDS runs between 772~1101ppm, alkalinity averages 230ppm, predominately Ca and Na.
We drink RO water.



Isn't that called "salt water"?

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cortot20 wrote:Flour sack towels, hard to find now adays but super absorbent and soft.


Like THESE on the mother ship?

Not exactly as I recall them...
Now I'll really show my age.
As a youngster I used to work for a relative, great uncle or something, I'm terrible with family relations, at the output of a mill sacking and weighing flour and then tying the bags closed. At the time didn't seem like work at all, but I'm sure it would now be considered highly illegal considering my age at the time.

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rjquillin wrote:Serious? How's it do with crappy water.
Our pH here is 8.1~8.4 and TDS runs between 772~1101ppm, alkalinity averages 230ppm, predominately Ca and Na.
We drink RO water.

But your question was about drying glassware. This seems like a problem with washing glassware. Of course, I could be wrong.

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cortot20 wrote:Flour sack towels, hard to find now adays but super absorbent and soft.



Still have some around that Nonna and great aunts embroidered on.


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rjquillin wrote:Like THESE on the mother ship?

Not exactly as I recall them...
Now I'll really show my age.
As a youngster I used to work for a relative, great uncle or something, I'm terrible with family relations, at the output of a mill sacking and weighing flour and then tying the bags closed. At the time didn't seem like work at all, but I'm sure it would now be considered highly illegal considering my age at the time.



We find the old school embroidered ones but new ones may work just the same. I can't garuntee they are soft like the old ones are though.

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