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  1. Stuart Gathman commented on B.C. 2 days ago

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S096098220801347X

  2. Stuart Gathman commented on One Big Happy 10 days ago

    Make sure the oil is hot before adding the corn. Add 3 kernels and wait for them to pop to be sure. 3 T oil per ½ cup popcorn.

  3. Stuart Gathman commented on One Big Happy 10 days ago

    They key to very few burnt kernels is consistent temperature in addition to measuring. So Jiffy Pop was a total fail on the stove. We use an electric skillet set to 450°F

  4. Stuart Gathman commented on Gasoline Alley 11 days ago

    her little immune system. Gahh.

  5. Stuart Gathman commented on Gasoline Alley 11 days ago

    The hospital will shoot the baby full of vaccines his little immune system is not ready for yet. Antibodies in mama’s milk will protect her for a few weeks. The beauty of home birth (or forest birth) is that you can schedule vaccines and stuff at a time best for the baby – not for hospital management.

    Most home births are trouble free. But when a birth goes wrong (breech, etc), and mom is rushed to the hospital – the risk is higher – and it makes the hospital statistics look bad. That is why they don’t like home births. The right way is to engage a nurse midwife with hospital privileges ahead of time. This records the context of any emergency.

  6. Stuart Gathman commented on Dick Tracy 11 days ago

    All internet enabled cars that I am aware of put the “entertainment system” on the same bus as engine control – making them vulnerable to remote control. Although currently, this means killing or revving the engine – as steering is not (yet) under computer control (except for the high end Mercedes). This is very likely what happened to Breitbart.

    Even stupider, airplanes with Wifi put the entertainment system on the same bus as flight control – to save a few wires. A proof of concept attack demonstrated ability to log flight control data (the hacker not wanting to risk any lives by sending commands). The next 911 hijackers needn’t bother actually being on the plane.

  7. Stuart Gathman commented on For Better or For Worse 17 days ago

    Gambling becomes a problem when it is perceived as potential income – as opposed to an (entertainment) expense. Healthy gambling is just another form of entertainment. There should be no more expectation of recouping your money than when buying tickets to a ball game or ballet.

  8. Stuart Gathman commented on Gasoline Alley 18 days ago

    Because the Seattle PI site colorist pays more attention to the strip.

  9. Stuart Gathman commented on Dick Tracy 18 days ago

    Today’s internet enabled cars connect the entertainment system to the same network used by the engine control system to shave a few dollars. This means that a remote attacker can hack into the entertainment system and then kill the engine, or power steering, or otherwise interfere with the ability to drive. The circumstances of Breitbart’s death suggest this type of hit.

    Even worse, the internet enabled (in flight wifi) airplanes connect the entertainment system to the same network as the flight control system to shave a few pounds off the weight. A proof of concept attack successfully logged the flight control data from such an airliner in flight – demonstrating the ability to also send flight control commands (the hacker did not want to put anyone at risk). Unlike current automobiles, this actually lets the attacker “steer” the plane. The next 911 may not even require the terrorists to be on board.

  10. Stuart Gathman commented on Shoe 20 days ago

    container ship passenger – that’s my dream, ever since a novel by L’Engle (I think it was “Troubling a Star”).