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Old 12-01-20, 09:48 AM
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As you know, I've been itching to upgrade. I hadn't done the math recently, but just that quick exercise makes me feel less guilty about ogling $3k machines and $1k+ grinders.
My double shots, Americanos, Cortados, etc. were running $3 plus at the coffee shop so i can't imagine how much less that I've spent on decent coffee at home.
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Do you recommend that one? She is kinda serious about this, although also a somewhat lazy barista and likely wants something automatic.
Anything worth it is going to need at least a minor investment in time negotiating a learning curve; nothing push-button is worth it, IMO. Once you are comfortable with the process, the daily routine isn't onerous, but do make sure that the machine is on and ready to go before waking up (some can take up to 45-60min to really be ready to brew).
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Double-check before you do - depending upon your hardware and OS, you might not be able to address the capacities that are common these days. Also keep in mind that you'll probably need DDR3, so your options might be limited (DDR4 has been the norm for a handful of years).
Noted. Max capacity appears to be 8GB DDR3.
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I never did get a shipping confirmation, for my lens, today.

Aaaaat laaaaaaast!

Bonus: should be here tomorrow.
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My double shots, Americanos, Cortados, etc. were running $3 plus at the coffee shop so i can't imagine how much less that I've spent on decent coffee at home.
Yeah, I'm about a buck more here. A part of it is the dumb amount of milk that they put in their drinks and my insistence on having milk to somewhat cover their espresso sins (there are a few places around here where great, straight espresso can be had, but nothing remotely walking distance).
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Anything worth it is going to need at least a minor investment in time negotiating a learning curve; nothing push-button is worth it, IMO. Once you are comfortable with the process, the daily routine isn't onerous, but do make sure that the machine is on and ready to go before waking up (some can take up to 45-60min to really be ready to brew).
Exactly. A friend of mine watched me grind, tamp, run the machine, dump the puck, purge the brew head and then declared that it wasn't worth it.

I doubt that it takes maybe 2', 3' tops. The worst is heating the machine up first thing in the morning if it's not on a timer.
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Anything worth it is going to need at least a minor investment in time negotiating a learning curve; nothing push-button is worth it, IMO. Once you are comfortable with the process, the daily routine isn't onerous, but do make sure that the machine is on and ready to go before waking up (some can take up to 45-60min to really be ready to brew).
Understood. I will tell her. She may need to balance her laziness with her desire for good coffee/espresso. We have always made drip coffee which is adequate and may be the best compromise for now anyway.
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Yeah, I'm about a buck more here. A part of it is the dumb amount of milk that they put in their drinks and my insistence on having milk to somewhat cover their espresso sins (there are a few places around here where great, straight espresso can be had, but nothing remotely walking distance).
I only get milk in cortados, cortaditos, and the occasional macchiato. For whatever reason, it seems to me that many shops use highly acidic roasts and I do have trouble with straight shots and Americanos from many places.
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I’m expecting delivery of a new Mac desktop today, my current machine has only 8 gb of ram and struggles to run my photo processor.

I use a 2nd monitor to view LR and PS at the same time.
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I don’t think I could make an espresso prior to having coffee. Bit of a catch-22.
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Iím expecting delivery of a new Mac desktop today, my current machine has only 8 gb of ram and struggles to run my photo processor.

I use a 2nd monitor to view LR and PS at the same time.
​​​​​​That reminds me I need to fix my Photoshop (still running PS7).

I took one of the TVs I use as monitors and set it up in Mom's room so she can watch TV the day after chemo treatment (she's usually wiped out the next day).

Unfortunately PS still thinks there is a second screen and displays all popups (Save As, most adjustment popups, etc) get displayed on the phantom monitor. I tried the ol' deleting preferences file trick, to no avail.
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I donít think I could make an espresso prior to having coffee. Bit of a catch-22.
Quite the conundrum indeed.
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Iím expecting delivery of a new Mac desktop today, my current machine has only 8 gb of ram and struggles to run my photo processor.

I use a 2nd monitor to view LR and PS at the same time.
also post pics.
Also, did they go back to the cheese grater? I seem to remember hearing they did.
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Romanian monolith appears the same day the Utah monolith disappears.

They are coming. Cover your windows with foil.

Second monolith appears in Romania after US structure removed (msn.com)
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Romanian monolith appears the same day the Utah monolith disappears.

They are coming. Cover your windows with foil.

Second monolith appears in Romania after US structure removed (msn.com)
That page is worthless without pics.
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Romanian monolith appears the same day the Utah monolith disappears.

They are coming. Cover your windows with foil.

Second monolith appears in Romania after US structure removed (msn.com)
As long as there's only one...
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I donít think I could make an espresso prior to having coffee. Bit of a catch-22.
It's really no harder (once you get it down) and it's considerably quicker; unless you're some kind of heathen that grinds beans and sets up the coffee machine the night before, I can wake up and have two espressos ready to drink before the first cup of drip is ready.
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It's really no harder (once you get it down) and it's considerably quicker; unless you're some kind of heathen that grinds beans and sets up the coffee machine the night before, I can wake up and have two espressos ready to drink before the first cup of drip is ready.
Beans are ground prior, scooped into the Kalita in the morning and pre-boiled water poured on. And itís worth noting I still often overflow or manage to fail at other simple tasks prior to consumption. And it took a few weeks to get that routine down.
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Beans are ground prior, scooped into the Kalita in the morning and pre-boiled water poured on. And itís worth noting I still often overflow or manage to fail at other simple tasks prior to consumption. And it took a few weeks to get that routine down.
You must have a morning fog like my wife does.
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As long as there's only one...
Apparently there are two.

Another Mysterious Monolith Suddenly Appears ó This Time In Romania : NPR

Reuters Science News on Twitter: "A shiny metal monolith vanished from Romaniaís mountainous Neamt county, four days after its sudden appearance close to an ancient Dacian fortress sparked speculation it may be related to a mystery structure seen in the United States https://t.co/3gAljvbVoO 1/4 https://t.co/x9jRy0GD1t" / Twitter
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I thought the first one was gone!
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Looks like you're burning a big book.
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