For me, it was a meat thermometer.
I can't believe it took me so long to get one, it was a huge upgrade to get perfectly cooked chicken/steak/pork every time (I actually like pork now). Plus it takes so much of the guess work out that it makes cooking meats less stressful. If you don't have one already pick up the kind that you can leave in the meat as it cooks, best $25 ever!
I assume most of you are young, full of automotive modification enthusiasm, and have next to no experience in auto modification. I'm sure 99.99% eventually realize that your ideas are unrealistic, but have any of you ever successfully performed the ambitious modifications that you had originally envisioned?
We are a group of activists, human rights defenders, and technologists mobilizing support to save internet freedom. In just a few weeks, nearly 500 organizations and 3500 individuals have signed a letter asking Congress to save OTF, including Github, Reddit, EFF, Mozilla on www.saveinternetfreedom.tech
Why save OTF? The Open Technology Fund (OTF) is a critical funder in the global fight for internet freedom. Today, more than two billion people around the world use technologies supported by OTF to communicate securely, circumvent censorship, and combat authoritarianism. OTF was an early funder for Signal and support tools like Lets Encrypt, Tor, and Mailvelope. Projects funded by OTF help people avoid repressive surveillance in Iran, circumvent internet shutdowns in Turkey, and journalists stay safe online in Russia.
Now all of that is in danger. If a new Trump appointee has his way, OTF’s funds and resources could be reallocated to closed-source... keep reading on reddit ➡
This post will contain miniscule spoilers for a book I absolutely adore. If you want to know what book is it, just send me a DM. Now, for the post!
Two young thieves end up dead at the hands of their master because he's sure they betrayed him. A single white iron coin has been found in their room. The room was searched because other thief told the master that two older boys are taking money from the guards. The young thief wanted them punished - the older two were terrorizing him. He didn't want to get them killed, though. However, he didn't know that only the highest ranking officers of the Duke's guard are being paid in white iron. The master did. Finding the white iron coin meant that two thieves not only tried to make some quick cash on the side, it meant they were outright planning to sell him out.
This little event made me realize how powerful of a tool the economy be in RPGs. I have adopted the idea to my campaign, and both me and my players have had a blast with it ever since... keep reading on reddit ➡
This topic has been added to Bungie Plz.
Going forward, all posts suggesting this change will be removed and redirected to this Megathread.
Submitted by: u/SundownMarkTwo
Date approved: 06/16/20
> u/SundownMarkTwo: "Why it should be added: Pretty much every day, someone makes a post about these two that is highly upvoted that lands on the FP of the subreddit. I think the point has been made by now."
>"...3 examples (with links) of recent submissions (with at least 1 being over 5 days old), that h
This app let you to recover lost files that have been deleted from your local storage device (including internal drives, external drives, and USB devices) and can’t be restored from the Recycle Bin
I use to listen to only East Coast Hip Hop. My brother (who went to SCAD) came home on break and was like "yo you gotta listen to Tool". I hated it because I couldn't nod my head to it. For Hip Hop, if I'm bobbing my head it's because the beat is ill. But Danny's complex rhythms threw me off. A year later my grandfather passed and we got together and drove the 6 hours from Atlanta to Raleigh, NC. When it was his turn to drive he played Lateralus and I couldn't escape or change the track. I made him play it a second time and I was sold. I did a deep dive into Tool from there. It made me the diverse listener that I am today. It's easy to stick to one form of music but there's genius in all genres. I know that now. I'm a little drunk and wanted to share, but know that my appreciation for this band comes from a deep place. Stay safe and be open minded. Be easy!
The LOTR mod is going to be amazing. A Roman Empire mod would also be amazing. I already have 300 hours in modded base Bannerlord. Once full modding tools are released my life will be gone lol.
Playing through Bioshock Infinite again I got the item that gives you temporary invulnerability every time you heal (either by medkits or eating food) and I had to stop using it because I found I could chain healing > murdering while invulnerable > looting a barrel during combat (which pauses combat) > eating food I find > murder while invulnerable to the point that it killed my enjoyment of the game, so opted to not use it.
Do you have any similiar experiences? I don't think things like the Infinite Rocket Launcher in RE4 count because it's a reward for a challenge that requires multiple playthroughs, but something that you use on your first run through without too much fuckery to get it.
A lesser but not so egregious example would be the Drake Sword from the OG dark souls. When I do a subsequent playthrough I usually skip it because it just makes the early to mid/late game a big joke, but you do have to either cheese the Drake with a bow or bullrush the tail and hope... keep reading on reddit ➡
I live in Pittsburgh, PA and while I'm just a low-voltage technician and never go on-site, I still know the pain of having tools disappear.
So I'd like to make an offer - I own a 20-watt professional laser engraver. Anyone who would like to bring their tools to me when I'm at home, I will engrave them with their name and whatever other information they would like. (Logos, 1D &2D Barcodes, etc)
Any metal tool I can engrave up to 3-thousandths deep in short order, and many plastics. I can also mark Stainless Steel without damaging the surface in a controlled annealing process.
There will be no charge for this. I'd offer it nationwide, but shipping tools can be very expensive, and I don't want to be responsible for things getting lost.
Marking your tools is the best way to make them traceable, and while you could use a handheld vibratory engraver, using a laser marking system will give you a cleaner mark that's MUCH harder to remove without being obvious.
Just leave me a message... keep reading on reddit ➡
I've got around 50 hours currently and just took over all of Calradia by 1099. Ngl, it is good and have planned to play as a Vlandian next but decided not to as I hope they will fix everything by full release and of course most importantly full conversion mods.
EDIT: There was an issue identified with version 1.0, so the download was deleted. A new version 1.1 will be out sometime soon. There are also preview builds posted on discord and GitHub.
Here's something I've been working on the past few weeks. You run it in the background while you're playing the game. If you have a second monitor, you can throw it up on that and see some detailed information about who's in your current game.
This will not get you VAC banned. It does not modify the game or OS memory in any way. It is only using built-in functionality in the engine, exactly the way it was intended. All it does is read console.log and use a command line option to exec console commands. Anecdotally, myself and several other friends have been using it for several weeks with no issues.
This is not an aimbot for cheaters etc. It does not... keep reading on reddit ➡
It really makes me feel like adults on the spectrum are not cared about or are restricted because of age limitations.
Hey all! I had compiled this list about two years ago, shortly after I started programming, and I found that is was helpful to a lot of folks, so I wanted to resurrect it.
While the way I do some things has changed a lot in the last couple of years, these all helped me a lot when I was just getting into web development, and hopefully they might help you too!
Now that I am a self-proclaimed web developer, I practically live in my Chrome console. Below are some tools that allow me to spend less time there:
Had my tool bag stolen late last week. I'm totaling them up for insurance and so far I've got up to $1400.00. Everything I used on a daily basis was in there including my $600 fluke 87 V, my galaxy buds, and my DeWalt hammer drill. To add icing on the cake, I had some of my brother's tools in there. He died several years ago and I got to take a part of him with me to work every day. Been scouring the pawn shops the last couple of days but I'm losing hope. Just wanted to vent to people that understand.
Edit: Thanks for the support guys, it really means a lot to hear your stories. I'm keeping up the hunt and the cops are still on the case. I found my meter serial number so they have a good starting point now. Hopefully something shakes out.
What tools would an average homeowner benefit from that they may not know of? Here's my list so far that I use. Open to hearing more.
I didn't include any woodworking stuff because I don't find the average homeowner does that kind of stuff. Any other tool ideas that I could use regularly that would make my lif... keep reading on reddit ➡
Last year, I shared a web tool that I built to calculate Canadian income taxes, after-tax income, and tax rates -- across all provinces and territories at once.
I've just finished updating the tool for the 2020 tax year, which can be found here: Canadian Income Tax Calculator
Here are the results for Canadians earning $55,000 of pre-tax employment income in 2020.
|Province / Territory||Total Taxes Paid||After-Tax Income||Average Tax Rate||Marginal Tax Rate|
Hi everyone! I'm a software developer and I got bored during quarantine and wanted to brush up on my skills, so I created a cool little tool that allows you to search for a food and determine whether it's safe to share with dogs.
It's a Progressive Web App, which in non-tech terms, just means that you can install it and it works offline.
I'd love your feedback if you have any! Enjoy! :)
EDIT: I'm going to add a bunch more foods, too, so check back soon!
What I mean is equipment not made for photography purposes being used in photography.
For food photography, sometimes, if we are having difficulty with steam, a trick is to use clothing steamer to generate steam for that piping hot food look.
Another tool (not legal here but probably more useful in US/Other countries) is having NV goggles or scopes if you shoot late at night without any light.
Laser rangefinders can be handy if you're in a dark situation as well. Or if you can't gauge and uses a manual lens. I've seen them being used on film production sets.
To add: projectors. For FX shots. You get to cast shapes and patterns on your subject.