Sandbox (4)

Sometimes very active discussions about peripheral issues overwhelm a thread, so this is a permanent home for those conversations.

I’ve opened a new “Sandbox” thread as a post as the new “ignore commenter” plug-in only works on threads started as posts.

1,698 thoughts on “Sandbox (4)

  1. Even weirder: when you quoted me, the emphasis showed up correctly in Firefox, despite using <b> tags, whereas your Test lacked emphasis.
    So, in Firefox, <b> can work inside a blockquote, but not outside of one.

    Bolded

    blockquote Bolded

    wtf?
    end of comment. Screenshot follows:

  2. bold
    strong
    bold italics
    strong italics
    emphasis

    blockquote
    bold
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    bold italics
    strong italics
    emphasis

    yeah, it’s just unquoted bold that’s weird (in Firefox)

  3. Neil Rickert,

    Yes. As my brother, the html pedant, is fond of saying “it’s a mark-up language, not a word-processing tool!”; hence bold, italics, and other formatting tags are deprecated.

  4. Mung:
    Did you insult anyone? If not, please redo it and resubmit.

    I could try to insult you…but I have no reason to do that… Your attempts to try to maintain your ” high or the zone thing” that doesn’t really work…You can only go down…

  5. Here’s a train wreck in the making:

    Mind Matters is a podcast and a news and commentary site where “artificial and natural intelligence meet head-on.” That’s a great slogan, but what does it mean? As your host for the podcast part of the site, I [Robert Marks] thought I’d take advantage of my role to talk you about some of our exciting plans for both the podcast and the online journal (the latter to be edited by science journalist Denyse O’Leary).

  6. “Ketchup on your steak should affect your credit score”
    For better or worse?

    Mon avis, it’s all about the provenance.

  7. I’ve seen tourists here pouring ketchup on paella and even local pastry. I would deport them on the spot, LOL

  8. dazz:
    I’ve seen tourists here pouring ketchup on paella and even local pastry. I would deport them on the spot, LOL

    What do you put on patatas bravas?

  9. FWIW, I know a rabid-anti-Trumper who slathers ketchup on his scrambled eggs.

    He does not enjoy discussions of this nature.

  10. walto:
    FWIW, I know a rabid-anti-Trumper who slathers ketchup on his scrambled eggs.

    Nothing wrong with that. Especially if the eggs come from your own chickens and the ketchup is made from your own tomatoes!

  11. Alan Fox,

    I don’t care one way or the other–unless they’re putting a lot of ketchup on something I’ve spent a long time preparing.

  12. walto:
    FWIW, I know a rabid-anti-Trumper who slathers ketchup on his scrambled eggs.

    He does not enjoy discussions of this nature.

    My choice for Trump’s scrambled eggs would be ammonia

  13. walto: I don’t care one way or the other–unless they’re putting a lot of ketchup on something I’ve spent a long time preparing.

    You sound like my wife. On the other hand, we had a glut of tomatoes last year and she made ketchup that is “to die for”. It’s a win-win!

  14. Alan Fox: Exactly! A superior sort of ketchup!

    Well, you can pour ketchup on potatoes, but that wouldn’t be patatas bravas. There’s a higher realm of proper recipes, as perfect forms of pure existence. Try to keep up Alan 😀

    I like ketchup too BTW.

  15. walto: FWIW, I know a rabid-anti-Trumper who slathers ketchup on his scrambled eggs.

    Canadians, who tend to be rabid anti-Trumpers, slather ketchup on their scrambled eggs, I have been told.

    I disgree vehemently with them on that issue (the ketchuip part, not the Trump part). They’re sensible on many other issues.

  16. Joe Felsenstein: I disgree vehemently with them on that issue (the ketchuip part, not the Trump part). They’re sensible on many other issues.

    And Canada has put a tariff on Heinz ketchup! 🙂

  17. Alan Fox:
    dazz,
    Truthfully, I prefer aïoli on potatoes (and on paella).

    So do I. Especially with black paella… just before a date: black teeth and garlic breath, a recipe for success! 🙂

    Out of curiosity, have you tried cargols a la cassola? (or any other similar snail dish)

  18. dazz: Out of curiosity, have you tried cargols a la cassola? (or any other similar snail dish)

    As either Mary Kate or Ashley says about escargot in some movie I watched with my kids many years ago, “Tastes like balloons.”

  19. dazz: cargols a la cassola

    *Googles* If that is snail stew, then, yes. There’s a local dish that’s basically snails in tomato sauce, “escargots à la carcassonnaise”. As exciting as it sounds! 🙂

  20. Snails are still subsistence food for older locals here. Often to be seen searching along the vines after rain. Snails can also add a little body to cheap wine!

  21. Alan Fox:
    Snails are still subsistence food for older locals here. Often to be seen searching along the vines after rain. Snails can also add a little body to cheap wine!

    I have great memories of going searching for snails as a child when we went to the village… and feasting on them later! where do you live that snails are still subsistence food there, Alan?

    EDIT: I take it that would be Carcassonne

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