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Comment Re:Gloves? (Score 2) 115

I was thinking a similar thought. I never wear gloves. Gloves suck. I knew of a person that wondered why it burned a while every time they put their gloves on, turns out they contaminated the inside and were particularly sensitive to the stuff. Habaneros I handle with care and don't devein or remove seeds and I don't leave with stinging fingers. At most I'll hold the pepper down with a fork and cut through the tines if i want a really fine/messy cut.

The instructions don't tell you to take off the gloves either. Hope the person removes them before peeing or picking their nose. At some point you have to assume a level of knowledge from the reader, so either place an about page in the front of the book about every ingredient and warnings about it so that people can look up unfamiliar ingredients or leave that to the reader to look up. For the most part people will just want to reference the recipes in a cookbook and will not have to re-learn how to chop hot peppers every single time they make salsa. For that there should be a separate basic kitchen skills book. Heck I've seen some good cooks with bad habits that could use that (myself included).

The original point might be good, but I think they could have found a better example.

Comment Re:Oh I just love (Score 2) 475

I like time to be a standard, historically the sun moon combination had benefits. DLST is not standard. Different parts of the world observe it on different dates and for different amounts of time. So we are kind of screwed because even if we did change other places won't for whatever reasons. The US isn't even consistent within itself. Using standard time just make a nice standard, and if your company wants to deviate, it can have summer hours and winter hours like my old company did. For me it really doesn't matter because 1 hour with the daylight swings we have is to little and just messes up the clocks.

Comment Re:Your Favorite Misunderstanding of Your Own Work (Score 1) 1142

Depends on how you define wisdom. Here is some context.

Job 12:12 “With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.”

Job 28:28 “And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.”

Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

Proverbs 3:7 “Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.”

Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”

There is some stuff about knowing good and being innocent of evil in there too. I'm sure we could both cherry pick the bible to find passages to support a position, but there are some that believe that worldly knowledge is not the wisdom being talked about in the bible, but rather believe that knowledge of the heavens is good and knowledge of the material world is the evil.

Comment Re:Translation (Score 4, Informative) 866

Although modded humorous, the acid base reaction often used to raise these is a well known chemical reaction. The CO2 is produced in a temperature dependent way in double acting backing powder. CO2 absorption in the liquid is also temperature dependent (more apparent in yeast risen foods though). The browning is a controlled oxidation process, and there is a balance in water soluble and fat soluble components that must be balanced. The properties of the proteins in the flour (gluten) and other ingredients are also important.

Comment Re:There is no ALF (Score 4, Interesting) 418

When a group is attempting to do things that are illegal, it cannot have what would be a normal group structure, but one that is loosely structured with isolated pockets. As far as the violent/nonviolent thing it is just semantics. Legally Arson is considered nonviolent but legal definitions and what common use of those words sometimes do not like up. ALF and ELF use arson when other, safer means are at their disposal. Technically it is not a threat, but torching a green house is a bit more reckless than just spraying the area down with a persistent herbicide. Arson doesn't discriminate and is nonspecific. One of the U of MN research labs in this area was also destroyed along with years worth of data for some kind of disease. It was not a lab that used animals anymore than the physics lab, but was hit by someone claiming the ALF banner.

By the letter of the law no one was harmed and it was non violent, but it certainly it does not have the spirit of nonviolence in how it destroys and the harm it does.

Comment Re:nothing new at all needed (Score 1) 717

For average daily use we should really be focusing on not having cars. We are still building suburbs where life is nearly impossible without a car. While better standards are nice, it just patching up one of the symptoms.

When we were buying a car we tried one of the most fuel efficient cars we could find. Among reasons we didn't choose it, acceleration was one of the reasons. The on-ramp from our house was short and when merging one needed to get to traffic speeds quickly. I'm sure that the car could break the speed limit, but I have never needed to go 120MPH. Again, it's the infrastructure.

Our next vehicle (which would make us a 2 vehicle household) will most likely be something that can tow a trailer (without voiding the warranty) for the 1% of the time it is needed, I would love a button that switched the computer to a fuel efficient mode for the 99% of the the time, but that doesn't look like it is going to happen. Even with the reduced fuel economy, the total cost of the vehicle still beats renting a for the occasional heavy use days.

All that being said, to most people cars are a reflection of who they are and people buy cars due to the image it portrays and what they think is "best", and I cannot think of anyone that "needs" an H3.

Comment Demographics? (Score 2) 508

I wonder if the aging population will end up pushing this into reality. We will not make mass transit is not going to work on a large enough scale, and for many transportation needs are only met by POVs. It will become yet another device to assist people's independence, and that I believe will push the technology and laws as the need for it increases.

Comment Re:Rotation (Score 1) 122

Yep, I got that much from the pages of the PDF that locked up my browser. I would think a thrust diverted like that of a jump jet would be easier. Note that it says "appear". Honestly, after the PDF and the comments on about filling out a poll with the other link, I just found that I wasn't as interested as I started out.

Comment Road statistics? (Score 1) 531

It seems to me that on many of the newer cars I can hear tire noise before I can hear the engine at low speeds. I really would like to see the hybrid and non hybrid accident statistics of two civics. I think that the whole engine noise thing is grasping at a reason why some one gets killed rather than the usual reasons, but I have seen no real proof either way.

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