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My background is in math (BMath; Waterloo) and civil engineering (BASc, MASc; Toronto). As I learned to dislike statistics when I was studying math, fate provided me with the opportunity to do a master's thesis on applying good old-fashioned statistics to hydrology with the goal of finding improved methods of estimating underlying distributions from small samples. Fortunately, this relied heavily on Monte Carlo simulation and I was able to convince myself that it was based on software instead of statistics. I somehow ended up as a software developer working on real time control systems and ancillary applications for the broadcast industry for fifteen years and now work as a project manager for the development of call center software.


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comment Making Tomato Sauce from Tomato Paste
That was my original question, but the general consensus seems to be that this is not an acceptable substitute!
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revised Can you make nut butters without dehydrating nuts?
edited body
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answered Can you make nut butters without dehydrating nuts?
Jul
18
comment A substitute for jaggery
I've used aguave nectar and molasses (separately). If you like it, you could also use maple syrop. These sweeteners all have a more complex flavour profile than white or brown sugar.
Jul
6
comment Would this cheat puff pastry really work?
Once they have melted in the pastry, there should be no difference.
Jun
22
comment Alton Brown's Buffalo Wings
As described in my answer below, more or less.
Jun
21
comment Alton Brown's Buffalo Wings
From the transcript, immediately after butchering the wings, before he has decided to steam them: "[at the refrigerator] Now, if we are going to produce a nice, crisp skin on these jewels, they have got to be dry when they meet the heat. And I don’t mean just, you know, pat-down-on-paper-towel dry. I mean the kind of dry that only a couple of hours in the old chill chest will create. That means you’re going to have to stash these in here, uncovered."
Jun
21
comment Alton Brown's Buffalo Wings
Agreed, but here, he specifically says he is doing it to dry them out. For TV, they could edit out anything he does related to taking a break, of course. For all we know, he does each step on a different day.
Jun
21
answered Alton Brown's Buffalo Wings
Jun
21
comment Alton Brown's Buffalo Wings
To be specific, he buys the wings, cuts them into three pieces, refrigerates them, steams them, re-refrigerates them, and bakes them.
May
24
comment Why should I use garlic making roasted potatoes?
That wasn't clear from your initial post! Maybe if you shared the recipe, we could give you a better answer.
May
24
comment Why should I use garlic making roasted potatoes?
The flavour of roasted garlic goes really well with roasted potatos. Are you looking for something deeper?
Apr
28
awarded  Yearling
Mar
12
revised self clean while door open
Electrolux does not actually have a "Product Support pate."
Mar
12
answered self clean while door open
Mar
12
comment self clean while door open
How long is the self-clean cycle? You could wait for that amount of time to pass and see if it unlocks. Alternatively, you could unplug it, wait a few minutes. and plug it in again to see if rebooting it helps. If neither works, you may have to contact a repair person.
Feb
16
comment How much lemons are needed to produce pure 1 kg lemon essential oil?
And I REALLY messed up the units. Note to self: multiplying # of lemons by a dimensionless conversion factor does not change a cardinal number into mass...
Feb
16
revised How much lemons are needed to produce pure 1 kg lemon essential oil?
added 1 characters in body
Feb
16
comment How much lemons are needed to produce pure 1 kg lemon essential oil?
LOL yes, and I was just about to fix that. This may well remove the upvote, but deservedly so...
Feb
16
comment How much lemons are needed to produce pure 1 kg lemon essential oil?
I have fixed my coversion error - it's closer to 3300 than 3500... Still a large discrepancy, though.