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Gelato vs. ice cream

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Gelato is just the Italian word for ice cream, and while there are customary differences between them, I don’t think that there exists an ice cream/gelato police that will put you in prison if you call standard American-style ice cream “gelato” to make it more appealing to SWPLs. You see, SWPLs love stuff that’s European and usually despise eating foods commonly eaten by Amercian proles unless it’s eaten ironically. Although there seems to be an exception for ice cream, a food that spans social classes and can be unironically enjoyed by SWPLs even though they have a preference for the fancier-sounding gelato.

Gelato is said to be denser than ice cream, but made with less cream and fewer egg yolks.

However, (1) I am unaware that there is any requirement that ice cream contains egg yolks, and (2) the density of ice cream tends to be related to whether it’s cheap ice cream or premium ice cream. Cheap ice cream is fluffy and has more air in it. Premium ice cream like Haagen Dazs is denser than cheap ice cream, but also contains more cream.

Given the variety of different ice creams, I can confidently say that all gelato fits somewhere within the American definition of ice cream. [WRONG WRONG WRONG. It’s a frozen dessert, not an ice cream, if it contains less than 10% milkfat.] But if made according to the customary Italian style, then gelato has the reduced fact content of cheap ice cream [frozen deserts], but the higher density of premium ice cream.

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UPDATE: I was wrong. There ARE ice cream police. Gelato does NOT pass as ice cream if it contains less than 10% milkfat.

“Someguy” pointed out 21 CFR §135.110

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I hope to find Haagen Dazs pistachio ice cream somewhere. That looks so much better than that pistachio yogurt crap I had yes.

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May 22, 2017 at 12:05 pm

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Who killed Seth Rich?

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The National Enquirer says the Russians because he knew about their DNC hack. Sounds like something out of the TV series The Americans. I don’t buy it for the simple reason that the deep state wants to pin the DNC hack on the Russians, so if the Enquirer story were true, they would have gone public with that.

So it’s more likely that the leak to the Enquirer is intentional misdirection, because as implied by a recent FOX 5 report, Seth Rich himself leaked the emails to WikiLeaks (according to Julian Assange, the leaks did not come from the Russian government or a state party), and he was killed by pro-Hillary anti-Trump deep-state forces because he knows the leak had nothing to do with the Russians. However, the weakness with this conspiracy theory is that the the murder happened in July, back when everyone thought Trump had zero chance of beating Hillary, so was it worth risking getting caught committing murder just to preserve the Hillary campaign strategy to deflect the DNC hack onto the Russians?

Or maybe you believe it was just random NAM violence? NAMs who didn’t bother to take “his wallet, gold chain, credit cards or a sizeable amount of cash,” perhaps because they suddenly got worried about getting caught and ran away immediately after killing him by shooting him twice in the back. Sometimes NAMs just kill for fun and not for any pecuniary motivation. But if it’s just random NAM violence, why is there allegedly a cover-up and why aren’t the DC police cooperating with the private investigator hired by his family? The private investigator claims that a source inside the police department told him “Rod, we were told to stand down on this case and I can’t share any information with you.”

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May 15, 2017 at 11:56 pm

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How to avoid a cyber-attack

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In case you don’t already know:

1. Use Windows 10. The big cyber-attack that the MSM is talking about takes advantage of a flaw in earlier versions of Windows. Upgrade your OS already!

2. Install the latest Windows updates as they become available. Make sure your computer is set to do this automatically. And yes, the Windows updater is buggy. If it’s not working, fix it by disabling the Windows Update Service from services, then reboot your computer, then delete everything in “C:\Windows\Software Distribution,” then set the service back on (to “Manual (Trigger Start”).

3. Use an anti-virus program! I use Avast because it’s free. I haven’t had a virus infestation, that I know of, since I started using it.

4. When you surf to strange websites, it’s advisable to use a browser where you have all plugins disabled. Buggy plugins, especially those from Adobe, have been known to allow viruses to infect your computer by just visiting a web page. (You should also turn off third-party cookies, even though I don’t think this is a source of malware infestation. But why let third parties track what you’re doing?)

5. Use the uBlock Origin adblocker to protect yourself from “malvertisements,” the most common source of malware infestation (along with phishing).

6. To avoid phishing: uBlock Origin and Avast will sometimes block phishing attacks, but you can’t count on it. You have to be aware of signs that give away fake sites from real sites, and what happens in Windows when something tries to install software (never install any software unless you know what you are installing).

A mistake that John Podesta made is that he clicked on a link to go to “Google” that came in a suspicious email. Never do that! If you are going to change your Google password, then go there by typing Google into your browser address bar, never do it from a link in an email! Same rule applies to your bank accounts, etc.

7. Make sure your email password is really secure. Never use it at any other site, and make sure it’s not something that a password-guessing program could guess.

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This post seems to be very similar to something I previously wrote.

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May 14, 2017 at 2:40 pm

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The Trump Russia conspiracy theory

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If Trump had a secret agreement with Putin, or other officials in the Russian government, that in exchange for hacking into Democratic emails he would do stuff to benefit Russia after he becomes President, then you’d have a good case to impeach Trump.

But that story is ludicrous and there’s absolutely no evidence for it.

That there are some people who worked for Trump who had previously had dealings with Russians is absolutely meaningless and completely non-suspicious. Russia is no longer an enemy of the United States. The Cold War ended 25 years ago. U.S. citizens are free to visit Russia and talk to Russians, just as they are free to talk to people from any other nation in the world, with the possible exception of Iran and the Islamic State.

Do liberals who are making a big deal about the Trump-Russia thing really believe that no one involved in a presidential campaign should have ever talked to anyone from another country? How would an administration ever conduct any foreign policy if no one in the administration has ever left the United States or ever talked to a foreigner?

If anyone is likely to have insufficient loyalty to the United States because he had too much contact with a foreign country, that would be Obama who spent a good part of his childhood growing up in Indonesia.

Bill Clinton was paid $500,000 for a speech he gave in Moscow. Does that mean that the Clintons are also secret Russian agents? And right-wing websites have documented additional connections between Russia and the Clintons.

On the side of who did the hacking, no one has ever presented proof that it was directed by the Russian government. As far as I can tell, because the CIA thinks that Putin doesn’t like Hillary Clinton, and because there are clues — but nothing super-definite — that the hackers are Russian, this automatically means that it was a Russian government operation.

I still consider it a likely possibility that hackers in Russia, acting independently from the Russian government, were Trump supporters because they liked him better, and they enjoyed making mischief and reading about it in the world’s newspapers.

Liberals are clearly into the Russian conspiracy because they can’t believe that Trump won the election without nefarious help. If liberals had only bothered to leave Manhattan for a day and take the ferry to Staten Island, they would have seen Trump lawn signs all over the place and realized that Trump was very popular with people who don’t live in Manhattan.

Furthermore, I don’t see much evidence that the email leak made any difference to the outcome of the election. The liberal-controlled media did a great job of ignoring it. The only people who knew much about it before the election were people who read right-wing websites, and those people were voting for Trump anyway. The announcement from Comey a week before the election, that Anthony Weiner may have had classified emails on his laptop computer, objectively had a much greater impact because it was all over the mainstream news.

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May 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm

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Women on online dating sites aren’t that unique

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I liked this story at Wired about a math/computer guy, Chris McKinlay, whom the headline says “hacked” OKCupid to find dates.

But he didn’t hack it, he merely optimized his profile and his search methodology.

For those unaware, the unique angle that OKCupid has is that a prospective dater is encouraged to answer a lot of questions, and then OKCupid, through mysterious means (which are a lot less mysterious after reading the article), computes a match percentage to compare you with every other member on the site.

One of McKinlay’s insights is that women fall into distinct clusters of response patterns. This is hardly surprising to people who read my blog. As you know, people’s beliefs and interests are based on what other people in their peer group believe and are interested in. And thus, the bottom line is that women aren’t very unique at all (even though they like to think they’re unique), they fall into clusters of non-uniqueness within which there is a high percentage of agreement on the answers to certain questions. For example, in his age group in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, there was a religious cluster, a tattooed cluster, a mid-sized dog-owning cluster, etc.

McKinlay’s next insight is that the match percentage has a strong influence on whether a member of the opposite sex will consider you for a date (because the website strongly encourages members to believe that the match percentage is important), so he gamed the answers to his questions in order to have the highest possible average match percentage for the women in the cluster of non-uniqueness that he was pursuing.

What is OKCupid going to do about people who game the system? Probably it’s not their highest concern. Most members are too lazy to even get a proper photo, despite that fact that the OKCupid blog has had several posts about the type of photos that attract the most attention and responses. Very few people will put in the effort to follow the McKinlay system.

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May 13, 2017 at 2:12 pm

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Paying women to play Overwatch with you

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Article at Kotaku about the women who will play Overwatch with you for a relatively modest fee.

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The future of people being paid money to play videogames is almost upon us.

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May 13, 2017 at 12:41 am

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Strange

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I haven’t received any misaddressed mail for the semi-famous girl who previously lived in my apartment since I blogged about it last weekend.

It’s almost as if she read the post and was prodded to go to the USPS website and fill out the mail-forwarding form.

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May 12, 2017 at 7:15 pm

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Trump fires Comey

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Liberals on the internet believe that the reason for the firing is because Comey was getting too close to discovering the Truth of the Russia Conspiracy.

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May 9, 2017 at 7:01 pm

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Second blog

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I’m experimenting with the idea of putting some of my posts into a second blog. Although I think I may have tried this before and failed.

The other blog is for posts that are not related to HBD, politics, Donald Trump, social class stuff, or otherwise are politically incorrect. Thus the reason for doing this should be obvious: the desire to reach a broader audience and have greater influence. However, I think that blogging is dying, so there probably isn’t any audience to reach.

Please feel free to comment on the other blog, but obey the following rules:

(1) No comments that those unfamiliar with HBD would consider to be racist.
(2) No hints that there’s another blog called Lion of the Blogosphere. On the other blog, my name is “Evan.”
(3) Off-topic comments of the type I allow here are not allowed on the other blog.

Here’s the link to the second blog, go there and read my first post: https://evaninny.wordpress.com/

Yes, the name for the blog was inspired by Roissy. But it’s definitely not a “game” blog.

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OK, I think I am convinced by commenters that a second blog won’t work.

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April 30, 2017 at 11:10 pm

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Pepsi ad with Kendall Jenner

It shows diversity on steroids. Blacks, Asians, Muslims, queers, and some token hipster-type whites. You can be sure that none of these people voted for Donald Trump. They are all having a fun good-natured protest march of some sort. Then Kendall Jenner takes off a blonde wig, joins the march, and gives a can of Pepsi to the best looking police officer in a row of police who are watching the march. The police officers are the only people in the video who probably voted for Donald Trump.

Since the commercial seems to be yet another case of our big corporations glorifying diversity, why is anyone upset about it? It’s just another example of how liberalism is now part and parcel of the establishment corporate structure.

I’ll just quote the NY Times:

It was, current activists say, precisely the opposite of their real-world experience of protesting police brutality.

In torrid criticism after the ad was posted, commentators on social media accused Pepsi of appropriating imagery from serious protests to sell its product, while minimizing the danger protesters encounter and the frustration they feel.

Elle Hearns, the executive director of the Marsha P. Johnson Institute and formerly an organizer for Black Lives Matter, said the ad “plays down the sacrifices people have historically taken in utilizing protests.”

“No one is finding joy from Pepsi at a protest,” she said. “That’s just not the reality of our lives. That’s not what it looks like to take bold action.”

I don’t see any reason, based on the video, for the cops to be angry or fearful of the crowd, who just appear to be non-violent hipster types. There are no angry ghetto blacks to be seen. It looks to me like every actor in the video is a college graduate.

Now, if a TV ad showed a realistic view of protesting blacks as angry ghetto types who will beat anyone up who gets in their way, then the ad would surely be accused of being “racist.” The purpose of diversity marketing is to teach racist whites that the others are good people and that you should welcome millions more of them into the country. And when has a Pepsi ad ever been realistic? Pepsi always inserts itself into overly sentimental moments when in the real world calling attention to a brand of soda would be the last thing on anyone’s mind.

But this “protest” is more like a parade than a scary protest, with friendly-looking, happy, well-behaved participants who joined the march not because they are angry at anything but because they don’t want to be left out, so naturally the cops are in a relatively good mood, and of course the young cop will be pretty happy to receive the attention of the extremely attractive Kendall Jenner.

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I think the symbolism of the cop drinking a Pepsi is supposed to be that, by drinking Pepsi, the cop takes a small step towards being one of the cool, hip, praiseworthy, diverse people and not a dull, boring, possibly racist and fascist but definitely suffering from the sin of white privilege, establishment drone.

There’s also the hint that drinking the other brand of cola might make you a racist.

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April 6, 2017 at 10:21 am

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