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Once Upon a time a magical company called MagicDollars (for the sake of brevity for the rest of the answer we will refer to this company by its stock ticker M$) and this company made the most widely used, operating system, internet browser, office productivity suite, and various other products. M$ had this great idea to just integrate all of its software so that they would all work together seamlessly. This would be great for users of this software since this would make doing things like importing a webpage in a Ward processing (because in magicland we have wards instead of words) document, seemlessly and natively.

But this would evidently make the software too good. And we cant have people getting software that is too good. Because then if another company came along with their own version of good software people will be too dumb to install and use that if they have the already integrated versions that were included. So the Neanderthal Union decreed that M$ was using its magical abilities to make things too difficult for smaller developers to create super complex applications that they must give away for free. And said you will no longer make things work together seemlessly.

And instead of extending their middle wand to the NeU and saying fine we shall no longer make software that can be used in the NeU... M$ bowed before the luddites and said ok. So now you can not rename a file from inside of your office productivity suite in Magicland.


Jul
5
awarded  Excavator
Jul
5
revised Is cooking with hydrogen peroxide an accepted practice?
added a link to explain velveting your meat
Jul
5
comment How many people does one rabbit feed?
@Joe - Meat rabbits are generally 3-5 lbs at time of slaughter(12 weeks)
Jul
5
suggested suggested edit on Is cooking with hydrogen peroxide an accepted practice?
May
30
comment What styles of barbeque exist in American cuisine?
No mention of KC Style or Illinois style... Let me just say that Illiniosians love us some good bbq pork.
May
30
comment Can I cook with fire?
+1 for the caveman within
Apr
6
answered How should I control the time and temperature when baking two dishes?
Mar
9
awarded  Commentator
Mar
9
comment Why is salt sprinkled on top of soft pretzels?
We have a bakery that makes a great pretzel bread that I love for sandwiches. It is unsalted and tastes great. For a great pretzel use a liquid butter and baste the preztel then grill over real charcoal :) No salt needed.
Mar
8
comment How is the lamb meat made in lamb gyros?
@TFD - Regular lamb will stay on the leg but the processed lamb (shown above) will not. That came from a vendor(wholesale) that had 80% Beef gyro's. He actually had 2 options one was 100% that was the preferred (according to him) meat for gyros and the 80% which some people (like me) preferred. When ever i visit a new restaurant that serves gyro's I ask what their lamb content is. It is rare more than 10% and usually 0. We did find a greek restaurant that made their gyro's with real lamb instead of the processed legs.
Mar
7
comment How is the lamb meat made in lamb gyros?
In most restaurants in the US those "Legs of lamb" are 80-100% Beef. I was told that at 70% the meat will not stay on the spit when it is processed like that.
Mar
1
awarded  Editor
Mar
1
revised What is the benefit of using a Mezzaluna Knife over a traditional knife
Made question less subjective
Mar
1
suggested suggested edit on What is the benefit of using a Mezzaluna Knife over a traditional knife
Mar
1
comment What is the benefit of using a Mezzaluna Knife over a traditional knife
I agree with @Jay the question would be a great question as what is the purpose and how does one use it effectively. But as it stands It really does not fit well with SE.
Dec
29
comment What makes coffee grinds sink in a french press?
@CosCallis - I understand but they could do that with generic beans... But those are actually high quality beans. Not that our troops dont deserve them just that the beans dont deserve to be treated that way :p
Dec
28
comment What makes coffee grinds sink in a french press?
@Midhat - Having tasted US Army coffee, it would be more accurate to say they ruined 5 pounds of coffee :)
Dec
28
comment Should chicken be cooked beforehand while making pizza?
Generally the temperature to which you cook your pizza will not be effective with killing bacteria that is dangerous in chicken. In addition if you introduce the raw chicken to your other raw ingredients for your pizza you will contaminate them as well.
Dec
22
comment Are electric knives used in foodservice?
Yeah I doubt you would find any chef with a modicum of self respect that would even suggest it was OK to use an electric knife in a professional service. Professional knifes actually cut easier and better in my opinion than an electric knife anyway.
Dec
22
awarded  Supporter