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posted by martyb on Thursday November 25, @01:01AM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the Gobble!-Gobble!-Gobble! dept.

On behalf of all the staff I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!

I am grateful for all the support the community has shown us since we started SoylentNews.org on February 12, 2014. Has it really been that long? Back then, the internet was dominated by HTTP; it would take some time (years?) until we transitioned to Gandhi and then Let's Encrypt!

I have been active on the site since we started. Why? It was the spirit of gratitude I saw here to be free from having "corporate overlords"; how people pitched in trying to help. They were looking not at what they could get but rather what they could give! That spirit lives on to this day. Where? I see it in the people who submit stories and journal articles. I see it when people post (and moderate) comments. And lets not forget those who subscribe to the site which pays bills (hosting fees and accounting expenses, primarily). We are all volunteers here; nobody has ever been paid anything for their work here!

I'm taking this opportunity to thank all the editors who perform the seemingly thankless task of selecting, reviewing, editing, and posting stories to the site. I hereby invite them to enjoy the long holiday weekend.

We will be on a holiday/weekend story schedule from the start of Thursday through the end of Sunday (UTC). Enjoy the well-deserved break! Thank You!

Another story will be along presently; this story is in addition to our normal schedule. --martyb/Bytram

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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @01:16AM (10 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @01:16AM (#1199398)

    Eat, drink, and be merry.

    • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Joe Desertrat on Thursday November 25, @01:26AM (4 children)

      by Joe Desertrat (2454) on Thursday November 25, @01:26AM (#1199400)

      Thanks to all the staff and editors for the effort put in over the years, and thanks to the community for the information they have provided and the mostly respectful and thought provoking arguments put forth on various topics!

      • (Score: 4, Interesting) by martyb on Thursday November 25, @02:04AM (3 children)

        by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Thursday November 25, @02:04AM (#1199406) Journal

        Thanks to all the staff and editors for the effort put in over the years, and thanks to the community for the information they have provided and the mostly respectful and thought provoking arguments put forth on various topics!

        I appreciate that, thanks!

        There have been times when I wondered why I spent so much time on the site. Then I happened upon a series of comments on a story and am blown away! I then reflect on how my views on a technical subject expanded as if I walked into a library that I'd never even known was there.

        So, really, I say: Thank YOU!

        --
        Wit is intellect, dancing.
        • (Score: 4, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @02:16AM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @02:16AM (#1199411)

          Then I happened upon a series of comments on a story and am blown away!

          You are quite welcome. My comments tend to have that effects - not my fault I'm so brilliant.

          • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @02:55PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @02:55PM (#1199542)

            penus

        • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Acabatag on Friday November 26, @03:27AM

          by Acabatag (2885) on Friday November 26, @03:27AM (#1199705)

          All I need to do to want to spend more time on this site is take a glance over at that green site to observe what a circus of trolls and political crap it has degenerated into. We do get a bit of spillover here from that crowd but it seems to never take over and fester. I don't even have an account over there anymore, as I'm sometimes vulnerable to being trolled, and don't want to get drawn in ever again.

    • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @01:39AM (3 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @01:39AM (#1199402)

      Make your cranberry sauce 2 days in advance. That saves some time.

      • (Score: 3, Insightful) by martyb on Thursday November 25, @02:10AM

        by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Thursday November 25, @02:10AM (#1199408) Journal

        Make your cranberry sauce 2 days in advance. That saves some time.

        p>That's a little late for Thanksgiving... unless you were planning ahead for next year?

        ;)

        --
        Wit is intellect, dancing.
      • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @03:51AM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @03:51AM (#1199428)

        Make the stuffing with fresh rye bread, cut up small and oven toasted in advance. Then cook the stuffing inside the bird, it's way better tasting than stuffing done any other way. There are mesh bags that make it easy to pull it all out...before we knew about that trick it was a bit of a mess spooning it out.

        • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @04:22AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @04:22AM (#1199438)

          White bread and pumpernickel. Cook it in the oven with butter, broth, celery, mushrooms, spices, if no bird.

    • (Score: 4, Insightful) by martyb on Thursday November 25, @01:47AM

      by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Thursday November 25, @01:47AM (#1199404) Journal

      Thank you for all you do

      Eat, drink, and be merry.

      You're welcome... and the same to you!

      --
      Wit is intellect, dancing.
  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @01:38AM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @01:38AM (#1199401)

    And don't all'y'all choke on turkey, you hear?

    Enjoy the lumpy gravy, too - more lumps, more love.

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by martyb on Thursday November 25, @02:16AM (2 children)

      by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Thursday November 25, @02:16AM (#1199410) Journal

      Enjoy the lumpy gravy, too - more lumps, more love.

      LOL! I read that and immediately thought of this Lumpy [wikipedia.org].

      (Watching re-runs, of course!)

      --
      Wit is intellect, dancing.
      • (Score: 0, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @02:31AM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @02:31AM (#1199412)

        Uhm.... Ok boomer.

        • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @04:37AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @04:37AM (#1199440)

          Dude, don't boomers have a sense of humor?

          Marty, back me up!

  • (Score: 5, Informative) by captain normal on Thursday November 25, @02:44AM (1 child)

    by captain normal (2205) on Thursday November 25, @02:44AM (#1199414)

    Thank all the folk on this page: https://wiki.soylentnews.org/wiki/WhosWho [soylentnews.org]
    Thank you Marty for being the ramrod on this herd. You are awesome.
    And maybe we should also thank Dice Holding for giving us the spark that lit our fire. (Or maybe not)
    Seven years? It sure doesn't seem that long.
    For folk in other parts of the world here is what we mean about Thanksgiving Day: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving [wikipedia.org]

    • (Score: 2) by martyb on Thursday November 25, @04:43AM

      by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Thursday November 25, @04:43AM (#1199441) Journal

      Thank all the folk on this page: https://wiki.soylentnews.org/wiki/WhosWho [soylentnews.org]

      Yes, though a number of them are no longer here now, they set a solid foundation (from years-old code!) on which this site has blossomed and flourished. We'd not be where we are how without their hard work and sacrifice.

      Buck Feta? Indeed!

      --
      Wit is intellect, dancing.
  • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @02:57AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @02:57AM (#1199417)

    On behalf of the vocal majority, from the bottom of our dark hearts, fuck you very much. Yeah, no days off.

    • (Score: 2, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @03:16AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @03:16AM (#1199422)

      I will eat extra portions for all you losers.

      Happy Holidays!

  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @03:56AM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @03:56AM (#1199431)

    Don't try to fight that sleepy feeling after turkey, it's all about the tryptophan!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tryptophan#Side_effects [wikipedia.org]

    • (Score: 2) by martyb on Thursday November 25, @04:05AM (1 child)

      by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Thursday November 25, @04:05AM (#1199433) Journal

      Don't try to fight that sleepy feeling after turkey, [...]

      You mean it IS true that you are what you eat?!

      I kid, I kid!

      But to stay on the safe side, I try avoid fruits, flakes, and nuts!

      ;)

      --
      Wit is intellect, dancing.
      • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @05:43AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @05:43AM (#1199451)

        I try avoid fruits, flakes, and nuts!

        ...so, basically everybody who posts here then.

    • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @04:06AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @04:06AM (#1199434)

      Also lay off the tryptamines [wikipedia.org].

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @05:52AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @05:52AM (#1199454)

        Melatonin is sold over the counter. Can I use that to get high?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @04:22AM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @04:22AM (#1199439)

    It's pretty good, with the cold leftover turkey.

    Any other recipe?

    • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @04:46AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @04:46AM (#1199443)

      Turkey curry for sure. Leftover turkey kinda sucks and goes bad fast, curry extends its lifespan. If you want to stay on theme, add peas, maybe diced potatoes.

      You should saute onions, turkey, other vegetables, add spices like garam masala and turmeric, add water or prepared sauce if using that, boil or pressure cook it, and add a thickener at the end like coconut milk, sour cream, or yogurt if you want.

    • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @05:48AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @05:48AM (#1199452)

      A buddy of mine swears that said turkey sammiches are better with fresh cilantro in place of lettuce. I tried it once and it is definitely a nice combination.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 27, @05:05AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 27, @05:05AM (#1199899)

      I'm also going to make fried rice along with Asian style BBQ with the dark turkey meat, onions, green onions, soy sauce, and BBQ sauce.

  • (Score: 3, Informative) by maxwell demon on Thursday November 25, @08:40AM

    by maxwell demon (1608) Subscriber Badge on Thursday November 25, @08:40AM (#1199491) Journal

    Did really so much time pass since the Buck Feta days?

    Anyway, thanks got the great work (although moderators still seem to be confused about when to use the SoylentNews or Rehash topics after all that time :-))

    --
    The Tao of math: The numbers you can count are not the real numbers.
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