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about 1 hour ago

kwd:{Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup mini chocolate chips
Nonstick cooking spray
Quart cookie dough ice cream, softened to spreadable consistency

For the cookie dough, in a large microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter with the brown and granulated sugar. Stir to combine. Stir in the milk, vanilla, and salt until well blended. Stir in the flour until completely smooth. Let the mixture cool completely (so the chocolate chips don't melt) then stir in the chocolate chips.
Line an 8X8-inch baking pan (preferably with very straight sides) with two pieces of parchment paper (cut into 8-inch strips) so they extend well beyond the edges of the pan on all four sides; this will help to lift up and easily remove the frozen sandwiches.
Scatter half of the dough into the pan and use your hands to press it into an even layer.
Top with a second set of parchment strips that extend over each side. Lightly coat the parchment with nonstick cooking spray. Scatter the remaining dough over the top and press into an even layer.
Fold the overhanging parchment over the dough and freeze for at least an hour (can be frozen for several days in advance.)
Use the parchment strips hanging over the edge to lift out the top layer of cookie dough. Then remove the second layer.
Place another set of parchment slings (I know, enough with the parchment already!) in the pan. Peel the parchment from one square of cookie dough and set it inside the pan with the smoothest side down.
Spread the softened ice cream over the top into an even layer. Peel the parchment from the remaining square of cookie dough and place it, smoothest side up, on the ice cream. Gently press it into the ice cream.
Cover the pan (with the parchment overhangs, if desired) and freeze for at least 2-3 hours but preferably 6-8. Using a long, sharp knife, run it under hot water, wipe dry, and slice the cookie dough ice cream sandwiches into squares, repeating with hot water after each slice (you can lift up on the handles to remove it from the pan before slicing - I found I had to run a knife around the edges to loosen any ice cream that had stuck to the pan corners). Eat fast so they don't melt!

about 2 hours ago

gls*sed carriage return replace
kwd:{cat | sed 's/\r$//' >;mv;sudo chmod +x

about 11 hours ago

kwd:{alternative to plex
kwd:{"Serviio is a free media server. It allows you to stream your media files (music, video or images) to renderer devices (e.g. a TV set, Bluray player, games console or mobile phone) on your connected home network.

There is also a paid for Pro edition which further enhances the possibilities of sharing content in your connected household.

Serviio works with many devices from your connected home (TV, Playstation 3, XBox 360, smart phones, tablets, etc.). It supports profiles for particular devices so that it can be tuned to maximise the device's potential and/or minimize lack of media format playback support (via transcoding).

Serviio is based on Java technology and therefore runs on most platforms, including Windows, Mac and Linux (incl. embedded systems, e.g. NAS)."

about 13 hours ago

kwd:{Auto Scaling helps you ensure that you have the correct number of EC2 instances available to handle the load for your application. You create collections of EC2 instances, called Auto Scaling groups. You can specify the minimum number of instances in each Auto Scaling group, and Auto Scaling ensures that your group never goes below this size. You can specify the maximum number of instances in each Auto Scaling group, and Auto Scaling ensures that your group never goes above this size. If you specify the desired capacity, either when you create the group or at any time thereafter, Auto Scaling ensures that your group has this many instances. If you specify scaling policies, then Auto Scaling can launch or terminate instances as demand on your application increases or decreases.

about 15 hours ago

kwd:{Mix equal parts of Dawn dish washing liquid ( blue only ) with white vinegar, that would be one cup Dawn and one cup vinegar, heat the vinegar up in the microwave for one min, then pour the two into a cheap spray bottle from Wal mart found in the iron section for a dollar.... shake and use.

about 17 hours ago

gls*find skip binary
kwd:{find /path/to/files -type f -print0 | xargs -0r file | grep 'ASCII text' | \
awk -F: '{print $1}' | xargs -d'\n' -r flip -u

Aug 31, 15

gls*photoshop stroke border
kwd:{Using layer style, you can apply border.
Click on Layer style apply stroke
Play with stroke size and color.

Aug 31, 15

kwd:{QEMU – Emulating Raspberry Pi the easy way (Linux or Windows!)
This page will shows how to emulate an ARM1176JZF-S system the quick and easy way.
You have:
QEMU - Linux or Windows. Make sure you have a suitable version (see 'Quick note on QEMU and ARM1176').
A disk image for your distro of choice
Raspian and Debian should work out of the box, however Arch Linux requires a few tweaks to work. These will not be explored in this article, as they can only be done in Linux.
Ability to read and follow instructions carefully
Preparing the environment
Create and enter the work directory.
Download the linux kernel:
Download and extract the disk image .img file to the working directory.
All of the instructions will be carried out in this directory.
Check that you have everything
Make sure you have kernel-qemu and your disk image files.
qemu-system-arm -cpu ?
The output should contain 'arm1176'. If not, make sure you follow the QEMU build tutorial (linux) or download the correct binaries (windows).
If everything looks right, you should be ready to go.
First boot
qemu-system-arm -kernel kernel-qemu -cpu arm1176 -m 256 -M versatilepb -no-reboot -serial stdio -append "root=/dev/sda2 panic=1 rootfstype=ext4 rw init=/bin/bash" -hda 2013-09-25-wheezy-raspbian.img
Windows users should use qemu-system-armw.exe instead of qemu-system-arm.
Make sure you replace '2013-09-25-wheezy-raspbian.img' with the name of your disc image.
Do not try to use more than 256 MB of RAM, the value is hard-coded in and QEMU will not work correctly.
You should be presented with a minimal shell. From here, you will need to make some modifications before you can boot properly.
nano /etc/
Put a # in front of the first line so that it looks like this:
Press ctrl-x then y then enter to save and exit.
(Optional) Use steps 2 to 4 above to create a file /etc/udev/rules.d/90-qemu.rules with the following content:
KERNEL=="sda", SYMLINK+="mmcblk0"
KERNEL=="sda?", SYMLINK+="mmcblk0p%n"
KERNEL=="sda2", SYMLINK+="root"
The kernel sees the disk as /dev/sda, while a real pi sees /dev/mmcblk0. This will create symlinks to be more consistent with the real pi.
First (proper) boot
qemu-system-arm -kernel kernel-qemu -cpu arm1176 -m 256 -M versatilepb -no-reboot -serial stdio -append "root=/dev/sda2 panic=1 rootfstype=ext4 rw" -hda 2013-09-25-wheezy-raspbian.img
This is the same command as before, but without init=/bin/bash.
This will take a while, but will be much quicker on subsequent boots.
QEMU running raspbian
That's it, you should see the system starting to boot.
Things to keep in mind
The disc image will only contain about 200MB of free space (if any at all) for you to play with, so don't expect to be able to install a full system. You can use DD to expand the image and then resize manually, but that is not within the scope of this tutorial.
You may see a few steps failing while the image boots. That's normal, since QEMU cannot emulate ALL of the hardware exactly. Double check that all the important steps are fine, but in general, this isn't something to worry about.

Aug 31, 15


Aug 31, 15

As the price of installing solar has gotten less expensive, more homeowners are turning to it as a possible option for decreasing their energy bill. We want to make installing solar panels easy and understandable for anyone.

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Aug 31, 15

kwd:{The Ninth Amendment states that "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."
What this means is that while the Constitution does spell out rights that we all have, those rights aren't the only ones.
Plus and also, it's a fundamental tenet of the common law that a person can't be found guilty of a crime that isn't specifically spelled out in a statute and proved by the State beyond a reasonable doubt.
As a human being endowed by the Creator with sentience and free will, the default position of your rights is "On". It takes a specific act of the Government to turn them "Off", and that act must be proportional to the evil sought to be eliminated by it; for to do otherwise would work an injustice.
Anyone who tells you otherwise fancies himself your master.

Aug 31, 15

kwd:{Engineer who designs Dairy Equipment here... and has specifically studied milk distribution in India...
The vast majority of Indian milk distribution is usually carried out at "ambient temperature" meaning it isn't cooled in any way, and isn't distributed in pouches.
Usually, it takes about 4 hours for milk to be transported to your doodhwallas (milk delivery people), who then add water to it, and sell it on to their customers. Average time for milk to go from cow to the customers is 6 hours. By most dairy standards, this milk is already unfit for human consumption.
Customers in India usually know that their milk is mixed with water, and are happy about it because the day's milk is boiled before each use. At the end of the day in the average household, the last bit of milk has been boiled about 4-5 times. It's used to make paneer and ghee (spelling?)
By this time, the milk has a slightly burned/sugary taste, and is a little brown in colour.
The milk that IS distributed in pouches only counts for about 15% of milk in India. From experience, I can tell you that finding a "clean" dairy is rare (the cleaning chemicals are not cheap), and that the pasturisation process used isn't always as good as it can be. Also... the distrubution of the pasturised packs is Ambient temperature again. This gives the milk a good head-start on the way to "going off".
At this point, It is important to understand what Pasturisation does.... it kills active bacteria - stuff that damages the milk, and eventually takes over the milk causing it to "spoil" and "go off". Taste is important too. Pasturised milk tastes very like milk from a cow. Approximately 10% of Indian milk is buffalo milk. This stuff is hard to deal with, and the pasturisation process is less reliable. Pasturisation does NOT kill the bacterial spores. These are like bacteria "seeds", and will produce more bacteria if the conditions are right. In India, the conditions are nearly always right.
The alternative is UHT treatment. "Ultra High Temperature" pasturisation is a very precise process that isn't used much at all in India, mostly because it "tastes wrong" and is very very white. both the colour and taste are not trusted by the average Indian. If you tell someone that the milk will last in the package "for over a year" they usually assume that there are nasty chemicals in it.
UHT treatment - very importantly - kills the spores. If you then put your milk in the right kind of container, it will last for a very very long time.
For Indian customers, Taste is very important. Also, Tradition is very important. You have a trusted doodhwalla, you're going to get your milk from him. Daily.
IF you're a your "new generation" Indian, chances are you buy your milk in a plastic pouch and put it in the fridge. The problem is, your pasturised milk has already had plenty of oppertunities for the spores to produce bacteria, and your pouched milk is a ticking clock.
TLDR In the US and Europe, and a tiny bit of India, Milk is collected, pasturised, packaged and sold. In MOST countries, the milk is cooled the moment it leaves the cow, and stays cold until the customer drinks it. In India, the milk has a lot of time "warm". Even after being pasturised it gets warm here and there. This dramatically reduces the lifetime.
For more reading goodle "India and the white revolution" and "The Second white revolution". These poorly named movements are about milk... not skin colour.
Fun Fact... about 70% of ALL milk produced in India, comes from "farmers" with 3 or fewer cows.... Now imagine the trouble of organising such a situation.....
Edit: I've answered all I can for today, I'll resume Tomorrow if I have time.
Edit 2 awake again and trying to answer all I can. Some people have helpfully pointed out that I spelled pasteurising incorrectly. I blame an iPhone that continually tries to push Z into everything (and me telling it to piss off) and the fact that I stayed up to 2am answering questions. Can't please everyone!
Edit 3 I think I'm going to stop for now - I might dip in from time to time, but I really need to concentrate on my beer. Have a great weekend everyone.

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