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When not programming I spend much of my free time avoiding the task of writing bios.

Currently having some fun with lock-free mutable collections at http://hackcraft.github.com/Ariadne/


Nov
16
comment How long can eggs be unrefrigerated before becoming unsafe to eat?
Also, US hens aren't normally vaccinated, UK hens always would be.
Nov
16
comment How long can eggs be unrefrigerated before becoming unsafe to eat?
The difference between the UK and the US is that UK eggs aren't washed in disinfectant (illegal in the UK) and US eggs are (illegal not to in the US). Since this damages the shells, UK eggs will keep much longer than US eggs.
Oct
15
comment Can food be boiled “extra fast/hard” in water?
(And also, the microwave superheating is hard to do on purpose, but has caused injuries in normal domestic settings, and safety is always something to think about when cooking).
Oct
15
comment Can food be boiled “extra fast/hard” in water?
Thanks @derobert Worth noting that while the temperature won't matter, for the reasons I give above, the driving off water faster does have a cooking effect, since the ratio of food to water is increased. I mentioned boiling dry (and I have indeed managed to burn soup), but before that point it can also cause issues if you want a generous supply of water as in cooking pasta - drive off lots of water and you're left with a nasty high-starch goo. Not the concern the OP asked about, but still a way to ruin a meal.
Oct
12
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12
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Oct
12
revised Can food be boiled “extra fast/hard” in water?
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Oct
12
answered Can food be boiled “extra fast/hard” in water?
Oct
12
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