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by dosco
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Platinum-Plus blade from Brazil
Replies: 82
Views: 15241

Re: Gillette Platinum-Plus blade from Brazil

Many thanks. I'll keep my eyes peeled ... might be worth a few sheckels to try them out.

-Dave
by dosco
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Platinum-Plus blade from Brazil
Replies: 82
Views: 15241

Re: Gillette Platinum-Plus blade from Brazil

Today was my first use of this blade that comes to us as an off-the-shelf local retailer item. In my favorite razor the final product was silky smooth and baby soft. No complaints, it's a keeper for me. Now to determine how long the edge holds up in everyday use. Let me see if I understand this pro...
by dosco
Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: BIC 1 Sensitive single blade disposables
Replies: 79
Views: 11353

Re: BIC 1 Sensitive single blade disposables

It's been awhile since I've posted here. Since my 2015 post, I've been daily shaving with a Bic Sensitive. 2 pass seems to be best for me, as a 3 pass irritates my neck. I did screw the pooch a bit with soap ... I stopped using proper soap and a brush, and about 2 weeks ago I nearly lost my mind wit...
by dosco
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: What I learned in 7 years away from the shaving forums
Replies: 28
Views: 5646

Re: What I learned in 7 years away from the shaving forums

3. Settling on a few shaving setups and sticking with them helps your shaves and wallets. This is, of course, not news to anyone here, but something very few of us can actually follow through on. The simplicity of just a few variables can help the quality and consistency of your shaves so much, it’...
by dosco
Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tim's Soap - so long
Replies: 18
Views: 2832

Re: Tim's Soap - so long

Where did Tim announce this news?

I appeared to have missed it...

-Dave
by dosco
Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Liege Waffles
Replies: 3
Views: 1969

Re: Liege Waffles

The pearl sugar wasn't really a big deal ... I ordered some online and it was reasonably inexpensive. Kneading it into the dough was also quite simple. As I mentioned the only problem was that I waited too long after kneading in the pearl sugar ... it mostly dissolved. Other than that, it was rather...
by dosco
Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Liege Waffles
Replies: 3
Views: 1969

Liege Waffles

Made some Liege waffles the other day using this recipe. I deviated from the recipe by using some starter instead of commercial yeast. I made a stiff preferment and after it doubled in bulk I scooped out a generous tablespoon full and went forward with the recipe. The bulk fermentation was about 8 h...
by dosco
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Royal Bank of Scotland: Sell Everything!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2003

Re: Royal Bank of Scotland: Sell Everything!!!

CNBC says a lot, much wrong. dorco is right, humans are poor predictors. Do your own homework and check on the success rate of alleged gurus. Those who got ONE right (by luck) will not tell you about the dozens of times they got it wrong. dorco? Is that an insult or a Fruedian slip? :) (actually, i...
by dosco
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1110
Views: 113410

Re: What are you reading?

Graduate Engineering students know a lot of technical stuff but are befuddled by the simple principle of shoving unburned bits into the coals and adding more wood. Just goes to show you the difference between thinking about it and doing it. Something that seems to be lost on most academics. Ah well...
by dosco
Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 216
Views: 31719

Re: What's for supper?

Beneficial oil ... ?
by dosco
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: razor aggressiveness help
Replies: 30
Views: 6088

Re: razor aggressiveness help

Don't forget there is no real way to measure the blade quality at the factory before packaging, . . . . Yes there is and yes they do Nic, DE blade manufacturing technology has been around for more than 100 years now and these people are not fools. Perhaps his point is that every attribute of the bl...
by dosco
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: razor aggressiveness help
Replies: 30
Views: 6088

Re: razor aggressiveness help

normally the standard it very small. on most things the testing rate ends up beinf 1-2%. so basically 10 blades out of 2000 are pulled out for testing. and the funny thing is, they wont be random samples. random samples are almost unheard of. Could you elaborate? Do you think that random sampling i...
by dosco
Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Royal Bank of Scotland: Sell Everything!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2003

Re: Royal Bank of Scotland: Sell Everything!!!

Interesting. I'd heard a few bits in other venues but nothing like what RBS has stated. I suppose one should be a bit concerned, but not overly worried. 1. People suck a predicting anything. 2. Various talking heads were predicting the same thing in 2008 ... the economy was bad but not "great depres...
by dosco
Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: This is for you Brian
Replies: 3
Views: 1878

Sciple Mill

Squire:
A most excellent story. Many thanks for sharing.

-Dave
by dosco
Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:51 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Bread Machine Panettone
Replies: 38
Views: 6184

Re: Bread Machine Panettone

We too have been fiddling with our bread machine in hopes of replacing store bought Panattone. So many of them are quite terrible, and the better ones cost a small fortune on the Prairies. What recipes have you tried? Have you looked at any of the recipes on The Fresh Loaf? For example, this one lo...
by dosco
Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: "Poverty meals"
Replies: 29
Views: 5728

Re: "Poverty meals"

I think I have a copy of my father's mother's cookbook somewhere. Need to dregde that up.

-Dave
by dosco
Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: lathering agents
Replies: 14
Views: 2185

Re: lathering agents

Would be interesting to attempt to understand why he thinks a chelator is a "lather improver" Oy vey. The theory behind the use of chelating/sequestering agents, is that without them, hard water (high calcium) may hinder a soap's cleaning/lathering potential. Reference: http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/...
by dosco
Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: "Poverty meals"
Replies: 29
Views: 5728

Re: "Poverty meals"

They'd tell stories of using leaf lard because they couldn't afford butter. My dad grew up on a dairy farm in the 1930s. Two stories come to mind. First was about how my grandfather would eat straight lard ... usually with a sprinkle of sugar. The other was about how they would occasionally butcher...
by dosco
Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Lentils
Replies: 12
Views: 2487

Re: Lentils

How about lentils cooked using an Indian (as in India Pale Ale ... or Desi) recipe?

-Dave
by dosco
Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: lathering agents
Replies: 14
Views: 2185

Re: lathering agents

I assume that he considers chelators like EDTA and pentasodium pentetate to be "lather enhancers". If you add a chelator to a bad soap, you'll have a bad soap that doesn't make soap scum in hard water. If you add it to a good one, you'll have a good soap that doesn't make soap scum. It makes the pe...