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Comment: Re:I lost interest when I saw brisket (Score 1) 136 136

at least 12 hours

I can only do a smallish (7-9 pound) brisket this way due to space considerations, but I've discovered that 48 hours in apple cider vinegar, flipping every 12, can cut the time-to-perfect-brisket down to 6-8 hours. The ACV also gives the meat just a hint of tang, no sauce needed.

Comment: Re:Oh boy! (Score 1) 161 161

But if I open more than one or two Amazon tabs, even if that's all I have open, life slows to a crawl and my Firefox CPU usage goes to 101% of one CPU core.

Out of curiosity, does your clean install involve re-installing an adblocker? iFrames are a known problem, and I'd bet that Amazon is framing in content from sponsors, modules, etc and it would make one's adblocking extensions go nuts.

One man's experience: I run NoScript, a cookie whitelister, and I've recently added uMatrix on top of both of those; and I'm not breaking 9% cpu with 5 different Amazon tabs open (FF38.0.5). I also run MVPS Hosts and some others.

Comment: Just... don't. (Score 1) 1067 1067

You're asking about redefining what division means. Dividing by zero means taking the original term and putting it into ZERO groups. That is not defined. It's that simple. Now, I'm the type of person who'll discuss this, but you've not really given any reason for it to be defined as the quantity zero, so here's your chance.

+ - The Weak Force does more than just cause radioactive decays

StartsWithABang writes: There are four known fundamental forces: gravitation, electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force and the weak nuclear force. But while we often speak of gravitation as an attractive force between masses (or anything with energy), of the electric force as charged particles attracting or repelling, of quarks and gluons attracting one another and keeping nuclei bound together, we describe the weak force as “responsible for radioactive decay.” Is this right? Shouldn’t the weak force, you know, be a force? Shouldn’t there be a weak charge and attraction or repulsion based on that charge? As it turns out, there ought to be one, but due to the fact that it’s less than one-millionth the strength of the electromagnetic interaction, we were unable to measure it. Until 2013, that is, when we did for the first time!

Algebraic symbols are used when you do not know what you are talking about. -- Philippe Schnoebelen