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Comment The Zuni method, of course! (Score 2) 447

I always use the Zuni method, which is to say, the method popularized by Judy Rodgers from the Zuni Cafe.

Essentially, you wash your bird and completely cover it with 1 tablespoon of salt per pound. It's best to use the best quality salt you can find; I use Celtic sea-salt that I grind myself.

Put your salt-covered bird in the fridge for a day or three and then roast it at 400-425F (depending on how crispy you like it). The salt takes all of the juices from the inside of the bird and redistributes it throughout the meat. This is essentially an old-fashioned salt-cure.

It results in the most heavenly, moist poultry. I've tried all the other methods, frying, bbq, smoked, basting, etc, and this is how we do poultry now, period.

It's best to do this a few days ahead of time with a turkey but chicken can cure in as little as 12 hours or so and be ready to cook.

Good luck!

Comment Re:Sorry but that's not "functioning beautifully" (Score 1) 232

I just paid for school supplies with my bitcoins, though I would have rather used dollars had I any available.

You can buy anything on the internet that takes a credit card for bitcoins by using someone else to purchase it for you. Those people exist within the Bitcoin community. Make use of the Web-of-Trust and GPG authentication tools and always keep learning.

Comment Plug for a good Bitcoin VPS provider -- BTCVPS.NET (Score 1) 375

Just wanted to add that I am a fan of http://btcvps.net

They are a relatively new VPS operation but they have knowledgeable admins available in their IRC support channel at all hours of the day. The servers have been fairly reliable as they are hosted in very solid datacenters.

If you have a need for a VPS where you can pay pseuodononymously using Bitcoin, they seem to be one of the easiest to work with.

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Comment Re:Joke's on them. (Score 3, Interesting) 247

The mining difficulty has been dropping in relation to the number of miners that have been leaving the network. This is exactly how the system was designed, and it's a good thing, because now I'm making more coins than I was before. :-)

Lots of folks have mining hardware that was paid off in the $30 days and now they still run for free at work or wherever. Not everyone is paying for electricity.

Comment You laugh, and we profit. (Score 1, Interesting) 247

Eh, you geeks may scoff but some of us are pulling in 20-30% profits *PER DAY* trading these "silly" Bitcoins.

It really is the ultimate geek fantasy project: a completely open ended, sky-is-the-limit, world political structure changing, disruptive open source software technology.

Anyone that hates without backing it up is just trying to feed you disinformation. Bitcoin directly challenges TPTB because it puts trading power back in the hands of the people.

Comment Oracle is like this (Score 1) 106

I worked at Oracle's large (at the time) flagship datacenter in Texas. The guards there were all armed inside of the building, which was protected by embassy-grade security. I only lasted a few months because the environment was so horribly repressive. I did *not* appreciate having my eye scanned or feeling like I was being watched (by armed guards) all of the day.

Thank goodness I found better. :-)

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