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How to save money on food: buy a sous vide! Today I brought a top round roast into the office, and people were oohing and ahing over it. For those who don't know, top round is basically garbage. It's a tough cut that you have to cook forever to make it even marginally passable.

But in my sous vide immersion circulator, I cooked a small roast for 2 days at 60 degrees C (exactly medium). It comes out pink and as soft as tenderloin! Yet it cost a third of what tenderloin does, per pound!

#sousvide   #cooking   #steak  
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Yeah, getting it to 60c is the big expense, thermally. Keeping it there is pretty reasonable.
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I LOVE TedEd :) The one narrated by the Mythbusters guys is pretty cool too :)
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I find the idea that the lambda calculus can be used as a model for reality fascinating...
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So, here's my crazy theory about Black Widow in the upcoming Avengers 2. Don't read if you're concerned that, for once, I might actually be right, and spoilers bother you.

Potential SPOILERS:

Okay, so in the extended party scene trailer, we see the Avengers playing a party game of sorts. They all try to pick up the hammer. Then there's an amusing line from Black Widow where she says, "that's not a question I need answered," and she does not try.

Then, in a seemingly unrelated scene in the third trailer, she picks up Cap's shield while saying, "I'm always picking up after you boys." We also know that she gets some back-story in this film from small clips in the first trailer.

So, my thinking is that we'll be given even more of a sense that, of all of the Avengers, Widow is the one who is most comfortable in her own skin. She knows exactly who she is and why she's here. Recall that in the first Thor movie, Thor was unworthy to carry Mjolnir until a point in the film where he stopped denying his role as a leader and accepted all the responsibility for others that that entailed. We were, perhaps, lead to believe that it was his willingness to self-sacrifice that lead to this change in status, but what if it was just that he finally stopped denying who he truly is: a hero.

Natasha is certainly, based on her interview with Loki in Avengers 1, someone who is very comfortable with who she is. She's fought her demons already, and of all of the Avengers, seems to me to be the most worthy to carry Mjolnir outside of Thor.

So, we have foreshadowing that she might know she can lift it; foreshadowing that she "picks up after" the Avengers, and we know that Vision will most likely be the linchpin in taking Ultron down, but that Ultron will probably first beat the snot out of the Avengers, even breaking Cap's shield (which, BTW, subtly leads into the Black Panther movie).

So I think that Vision will need Ultron distracted to do whatever he needs to do, and it will be Natasha who picks up Thor's hammer after he's down and delivers the last couple blows to Ultron that allow Vision to take him down. She might even die in the process (which would get her out of having to rule Asgard, and probably lead to a cool sub-plot in a later movie to revive her Search-for-Spock style).

The meta-reason I think this could happen is that Whedon is a very serious feminist. He specifically writes his female characters as the anti-damsels. Hence Buffy; hence River and hence the kick-ass Widow scenes in Avengers 1. I see this as his way to drive that point home in Avengers 2.
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+Aaron Sherman No, not really. It was just an idea that was floated among my Real Life friends when the trailer was first released. We already "know" that the next Thor is a woman, and when Black Widow says, "That's not a question I need answered." it just clicked that maybe she's Worthy. Of course, maybe that was just the alcohol talking.
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I wasn't suggesting that people follow the original link. I linked to a specific comment.
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Space Jam has its original website up still.... if you're tech savvy, look at the source. It's... very 90s.
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Dear +Google Developers I've discovered a rather horrible bug in G+ / Drive integration that should be addressed ASAP! I was about to make a new post to my friends and family that included a link to a published-to-the-Web version of Sheet 2 in a Google Sheets spreadsheet. This particular spreadsheet is a list of games that I am willing to give to those who want them. The first sheet on this document is the list of keys to download those games.

What I was horrified by was that pasting the correct link to the published page (that opens as the published page in an incognito tab) incorrectly posts a PICTURE of the first sheet, including some of the game activation keys in the Google Plus preview screenshot! This kind of information leakage is not immediately obvious and I very nearly posted hundreds of dollars worth of keys without realizing it!

Note that this seems to only affect sheets that were created before March of last year, and are thus in the old format. New sheets do the right thing when previewed in my testing.

I'm posting this publicly because there's no way that a third party can directly exploit this and anyone who has mistakenly posted such images won't be in any worse position for my pointing out the bug.

#security   #GoogleDrive   #bug  
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The blobfish has been called "The World's Ugliest Animal", but it's actually really cool. Find out why it's shaped the way it is with Jessi and Squeaks.
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 It's so FLUFFY!!!
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Linux zealots (yes, I usually am one of them) get really whacky and create a subreddit devoted to whining about proprietary software that runs on Linux and the people who use it! Sometimes I just hang my head in shame...
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Gotta say I really hate this aspect of free software culture.  Free software = GOOD. Commercial software = EVIL.  So simple minded and immature.  Commercial support of the Linux platform is an endorsement, not an encroachment.  The free software community will thrive whether or not Valve makes Linux versions of its games.  Embrace and extend people!
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I'll always consider him a mentor, even though we never met.
 
Freemason is to Earth as Vulcan is to the Universe
by Midnight Freemason Contributor WB. Robert H. Johnson Well, it's been about a week since Leonard Nimoy passed away. No, he wasn't a Freemason. Mr. Nimoy's passing made me reminisce about Star Trek The Original Series or TOS as "Trekies" would call it. I u...
Well, it's been about a week since Leonard Nimoy passed away. No, he wasn't a Freemason. Mr. Nimoy's passing made me reminisce about Star Trek The Original Series or TOS as "Trekies" would call it. I used to lay on the carpet in front of the television and watch it with my Grandpa.
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I'm a big fan of numbers. They're odd. Do I win? :-) 
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  • Cogo Labs, Inc.
    2012 - present
  • ITA Software
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Aaron is a software developer and former systems admin who likes gaming of all sorts, movies and good food.

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