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Re: Recommend a....

Postby rappard on Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:38 pm

jbar wrote:Any place I can get help with a basic macroeconomics course. These bars and graphs make no sense.

Coursera, edX or Khan Academy? I'm sure there are other MOOC providers, these are just the first three that come to mind.

For n00b questions: http://reddit.com/r/macroeconomics/. Just make sure to phrase things carefully (well, duh :D), in general reddit FMs are a helpful bunch as long as they feel you're also putting in some effort.
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby Pure L on Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:22 pm

I'm in the market for some sort of slow cooker.

Like, you put shit in, turn it on, come back later and magic has happened.

Here's the catch: I've been through this hunt before (for a slow cooker) and it seems to me that finding one that you can set to turn on at a certain time is a rare thing. Is it?

Because what if the particular meal you're making only has to cook for, say, 2 hours?

You don't want it to cook all day. But you won't be there to turn it on at 4:00 so it's ready at 6:00.

Does this kind of thing exist?

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Re: Recommend a....

Postby rappard on Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:46 am

Pure L wrote:I'm in the market for some sort of slow cooker.
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I'm not sure if it meets all your requirements, but a friend is very happy with his Breville cooker.
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby first2letters on Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:43 am

I second the vote for a Breville slow cooker. They have a new one (which, at $250, is out of my price range) that tweaks time, heat, and pressure to suit the food you’re cooking, and it looks pretty awesome. I’ve also owned a Ninja slow cooker and found it to be really versatile (and cheaper) and accurate as far as temp/time are concerned.

As for a slow cooker that turns on (instead of off) at a certain time, I’d think that could be dangerous for some foods — like, you wouldn’t want to leave a pork shoulder sitting out cold for 6 hours while you’re at work. But I haven’t done the research, so maybe there’s a good one out there.
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby 154 on Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:55 am

Considering some of those nicer cookers cost hundreds of dollars, I'd just get an Instant Pot. It has a slow cooker function (though I haven't played around with the timer settings), but.. you can also make some pretty great things in under 25 minutes and avoid advance meal planning altogether.
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby Maurice on Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:06 pm

Volume pedal, for use with steel guitar.
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby Christopher on Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:46 pm

Maurice wrote:Volume pedal, for use with steel guitar.

I see Goodrich pedals mentioned a lot for steel players, though they're pricey.

Lehle makes high quality pedals, but also not cheap.

Those two come to mind most readily, with almost everything else having their own sets of known problems that you might be ok with trading off for a cheaper price.


N.B.: spent a long time earlier this year researching volume pedals to replace an Ernie Ball, because straight-up fuck that string mechanism. I very much liked the pedal (passive; long, smooth taper; sturdy housing), but after breaking the string so many times I was done. Settled on a relative newcomer in the Fractal Audio EV-1 (similar in many respects to an EB, but with a planetary gear instead of Ernie's silly cooking twine) and have been very happy with it thus far. So there's another recommendation.
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Postby elisha wiesner on Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:04 pm

I have one of these Fender guys and really like it.
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby numberthirty on Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:00 pm

While the "Real McCoy" pedal steel players would probably poke fun at this one, I'm a fan of the DVP Dunlop volume pedal I own...

https://www.jimdunlop.com/product/dvp3-7-10137-06619-9.do?sortby=ourPicks&refType=&from=fn
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby Facundo on Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:19 am

For the same price new than the Ernie Ball VPJr 250K, which would be enough, the Morley Optical Volume pedal is controlled by electro-optical sensors, so the pot won't never get dirty and scratchy.

http://www.morleypedals.com/optical-volume/
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby Christopher on Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:26 pm

numberthirty wrote:While the "Real McCoy" pedal steel players would probably poke fun at this one, I'm a fan of the DVP Dunlop volume pedal I own...

https://www.jimdunlop.com/product/dvp3-7-10137-06619-9.do?sortby=ourPicks&refType=&from=fn

I bought one of these and, right out of the box, noticed that the last 10% or so of the taper at the toe completely lost tension. Immediately returned.
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby kerble on Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:30 pm

Maurice wrote:Volume pedal, for use with steel guitar.


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I have a Trutone Visual Volume pedal that I like quite a bit. It's stereo, and has a tuner out jack. The pedal action on it is smooth, and the lights to show volume position on the side are really fun and useful. In passive mode, it can be used as an expression pedal, too. I think I got mine for $60 used way back when.
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby tbone on Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:45 am

kerble wrote:
Maurice wrote:Volume pedal, for use with steel guitar.


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I have a Trutone Visual Volume pedal that I like quite a bit. It's stereo, and has a tuner out jack. The pedal action on it is smooth, and the lights to show volume position on the side are really fun and useful. In passive mode, it can be used as an expression pedal, too. I think I got mine for $60 used way back when.


Seconded. I bought this on an earlier rec from FM kerble on here a few years ago. Works great, no issues, and is pretty much the thing touching the bottom of my shoe the most on my pedal board.
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby brephophagist on Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:45 pm

... set of tools for grillin'? Like these. For a pretty normal backyard-size grill, in the neighborhood of a 3' x 2' cooking area.
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby Adam Sr on Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:24 am

Might get a laptop in the new year, £1500-ish. Looking at Dell Inspirons, 7000 or 7577, or the XPS 15. Approve, or recommend similar?
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby rappard on Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:41 am

Adam Sr wrote:Might get a laptop in the new year, £1500-ish. Looking at Dell Inspirons, 7000 or 7577, or the XPS 15. Approve, or recommend similar?

Both the Dell Inspiron and XPS lines are great. Alternatively, Dell Latitudes and Lenovo ThinkPads are excellent as well.

That said, 1500 quid is an insanely high budget for a laptop nowadays unless:
1) You're a hardcore gamer and/or
2) You compile Linux kernels at least once a day and/or
3) You work in video editing/production

I suspect a 900-1000 budget (and even that is a generous upper bound) will get you 99% of what you want.
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby Adam Sr on Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:32 pm

Cheers for the reply. Got the XPS 15. It's awesome. Spending the new year editing hardcore kernels.
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby zircona1 on Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:20 pm

Keyboard amplifier.

I've been playing piano quite a bit lately, and want to play live more often. I have a Casio Privia. Any suggestions for an amp are welcome.
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby Facundo on Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:12 am

Keyboard amp:

Any small fullrange PA box loaded with a 12" woofer of some quality: Electro Voice, Yamaha, QSC

By example the EV ZLX 12P.
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