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- And yes the danger is that regulation force closed software because it will be written by lobbyist and people that have absolutely no understanding. See the various "right to repair". This has already been done in the past where in the US, the EPA mandated that software controlling engines be closed to avoid tempering.... (thus breaking the monopoly of emission cheating)
- Tonight I'm making homemade chicago style pizza inside a cast iron skillet for guests. Gonna be awesome.
I was telling a friend how to do it. It's surprisingly easy:
(11:31:24 AM) Me: okay
(11:31:38 AM) Me: so, make pizza dough. It's easiest if you have a food processor
(11:32:08 AM) Me: you put flour, yeast, salt into food processor and turn it on, pour in enough water that it starts to turn to the right consistency
(11:32:14 AM) Me: the food processor will knead the dough for you
(11:32:23 AM) Me: so then you've got your dough
(11:33:03 AM) Me: now take your cast iron skillet, give it a quick wipe down with a paper towel, then pour some oil in it and grease it by rubbing another paper towel over it
(11:33:18 AM) Me: put the dough in there and shape it to fit the bottom of the pan, and up along the sides
(11:33:33 AM) Me: heat up the oven high, like 525 F if you can
(11:33:46 AM) Me: put it in for five minutes after preheating to let the dough bake a bit on all sides
(11:34:19 AM) Me: then take it out, put in cheese, then some sauce, then toppings, then more sauce maybe mixed with a bit more cheese, until it's as high as you want it
(11:34:25 AM) Me: put it back in and bake for 15 mins
(11:34:40 AM) Me: take it out and whammo, chicago style pizza
(11:34:49 AM) Me: just use a knife to cut it straight inside the pan
(11:34:58 AM) Me: the cast iron can take it
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It's easy to make vegan too, if you make a "ricotta" out of tofu. Thoroughly wash your hands, and then squish the tofu between your fingers and doing that until it's basically ricotta texture. Add salt, nutritional yeast (NOT bakers yeast), oregano, and basil. Use that instead of normal cheese.
It'll be ricotta-like. If you want something cheesier that's still vegan, I recommend Daiya as a faux-cheese brand.All-purpose white flour? Or do you think some bread flour or whole wheat would be better in there? And about how much flour do you use, and about how big is your skillet? I'm thinking maybe a cup of flour for a kind of standard-sized cast-iron pan?
@Sumana Harihareswara I accidentally used way too much flour so I'm not really sure what the right amount would be. For my 10 inch skillet, I'd probably try two cups total of flour next time. But anyway, I used the ratio of 3/4 cup all purpose flour + 1/4 cornmeal + 1 tbsp olive oil + 1 tsp salt. Use that as your baseline, then multiply as needed to fit the pan.
Where I stand...
I will not be moved to hatred by media and politicians seeking to use tragedy to gain power.
Instead I will hold fast to my love of my fellow human beings and my knowledge that the vast majority are peaceful.
I wil not be goaded to anger by those hoping to exploit the unclear thinking that lives there.
Instead I will hold and extend compassion to my fellow human beings,
Compassion for the victims, but also, and much more challenging,
Compassion for the pain, and hopelessness that the perpetrator must have been in to commit such an act.
I will not be made to fear, by hanious acts, or those that seek to exploit peoples reactions to such acts.
Because I know the world is mostly safe,
Because I know that all sane people wish peace and stability
Because I know that the sane far far outnumber the troubled.
And because I know that love and compassion are far more potent salves for human problems then anger and fear.
Considering Facebook which is part of the Prism system still sees all the who talked to who for how long data
and that It's tied to phone #'s and thus totally non-anonymous,
and that authentication is optional and not well indicated
and that data is storred unencrypted and then backed up to the cloud
and that the client is closed source so could easily be instructed to silently drop encryption and know one would know...
It's really kinda hard to call it "secure". or even "better then plain text"
So for me not secure, and not verifiable (closed source).
A false sense of security is worse then no secuirty at all.
>> Benjamin Cook:
“[...] http://www.businessinsider.com/googles-nest-closing-smart-home-company-revolv-bricking-devices-2016-4?r=UK&IR=T [...]”
Yep, Yet another case of "He who controls the server controls the device". I hope the general public wakes up to this and stops buying things they have no way of exercising control over.
GuixSD on the Minifree x200
Just installed GuixSD on the Minifree x200. It's running really nicely. I'm surprised at this point that most of the things I want are here.
Installing GuixSD mostly means booting up a live usb key, partitioning your drive, copying and modifying a scheme file that describes your system, and then splatting it to disk. That worked pretty well, I made few adjustments. Once it ran I was surprised at how easy it was. I've now joined Aeva and Tsyesika in GuixSD land. For me, it'll be on my primary machine.
Most of it was fairly smooth (I mean, assuming you're comfortable with this kind of command line install) though I hit some bumps; how to get an encrypted setup was not clearly documented. What I really want is an encrypted LVM so even swap is encrypted, but LVM is not suported yet in Guix. I next tried an encrypted root including home, but this turned out to be difficult because Guix does not copy its initrd and bzImage stuff to /boot, it loads it from /gnu/store/, so this means that you have to decrypt the root partition from Grub itself, which is annoying and not supported by the out-of-the-box Grub config writer.
However, doing an encrypted /home/ with an unencrypted root is relatively easy. You can just describe the "mapped device" in a Guix system config which makes that all easy. I'll post my config as an example.
So now I have an encrypted /home/ but an unencrypted root partition, but it's okay, because I left a 30GB slot open on the hard drive for a Debian root as well.
My goal is to use Debian as a fallback while I get the rest of the pieces I need in place. Hopefully by the time encrypted lvm support comes to Guix, I won't need it, and I can reformat then.
Really enjoying this experience so far!
- The main reason I don't like Star Wars is that they have human-equivalent artificial intelligences and they are all slaves. #freebb8