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by phas
Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1605: "DNA"
Replies: 68
Views: 16527

Re: 1605: "DNA"

We probably just need to get the ntfs3g team to work on it.
After reverse engineering ntfs, DNA is probably a breeze
by phas
Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 63703

Re: 1534: "Beer"

I'm not sure I could disagree with you more (I don't mean that in any antagonisitic sense - your way of cooking is fine, and if it works for you then that's great, I just adopt almost completely the opposite approach). I say this for two reasons: I agree that we disagree. I don't find your argument...
by phas
Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 63703

Re: 1534: "Beer"

Also, the phrase "the sauce will thicken as it cools" is deeply alarming. As a rule of thumb, you should not let pasta cool down, because it will "overcook" and become a hideous chewing-gum like thing. You cannot even cook pasta less and then let it cool down, because pasta has ...
by phas
Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 63703

Re: 1534: "Beer"

Many years ago, my sister scandalised her Home Ec teacher by mentioning an old family recipe - ingredients: milk, flour, fat (butter/margarine/whatever), tinned tomatoes, bacon, pasta. And, as any competent housewife knows, you can't mix milk and tomato - the tomatoes are too acidic and curdle the ...
by phas
Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 63703

Re: 1534: "Beer"

Many years ago, my sister scandalised her Home Ec teacher by mentioning an old family recipe - ingredients: milk, flour, fat (butter/margarine/whatever), tinned tomatoes, bacon, pasta. And, as any competent housewife knows, you can't mix milk and tomato - the tomatoes are too acidic and curdle the ...
by phas
Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 63703

Re: 1534: "Beer"

Maybe it's an orange juice suited to accompany that particular food... Ok, yes, this is a good point. The answer is complex. I consider two (legitimate) way of cooking (in the broad sense of "preparing a meal"). The first one is for professional trained chef. This doesn't mean "peopl...
by phas
Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 63703

Re: 1534: "Beer"

Pizza is commonly eaten with beer, but to me that makes no culinary sense. Ugh. (I like pizza, and I like beer; they just don't go together). Red wine however, yes. Pizza and orange juice - a surprising (and emphatic) yes! (But I can't convince anybody to try it.) Jose I prefer pizza with milk. I f...
by phas
Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 63703

Re: 1534: "Beer"

One of the few funny things about being an italian is that when you see people from other countries arguing about food, you always think "what in the world are these barbarians saying?" A couple of years ago I spent a few nights on a lovely Thai island in a quiet (almost private) resort r...
by phas
Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 63703

Re: 1534: "Beer"

One of the few funny things about being an italian is that when you see people from other countries arguing about food, you always think "what in the world are these barbarians saying?"


p.s. barbarian is ironic of course, a pun to roman empire, no insult intended
by phas
Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0079: "Lake Tea"
Replies: 59
Views: 18021

Re: What-if# 0079: Lake Tea

@speising: I stand corrected. The ex-SAS Andy McNab in his autobiographic "book" immediate action.... You've piqued my curiosity, in what sense is Immediate Action not a book? Is McNad just a lousy writer? Is it a generalization on the concept of book, like a bunch of papyrus stapled toge...
by phas
Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0079: "Lake Tea"
Replies: 59
Views: 18021

Re: What-if# 0079: Lake Tea

Asking Britain to go without electricity for 20 days just to fill one of their lakes with tea seems like it might be a hard sell. The ex-SAS Andy McNab in his autobiographic "book" immediate action tells that when he was in ireland fighting the IRA they used to attach big barrels outside ...

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