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by Mats
Wed 03 Sep, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Google's new browser - different
Replies: 5
Views: 14086

Google's new browser - different

Google has launched its own browser, called "Chrome" to compete with IE, Firefox, Opera, etc. It is different in that it was built "from the ground up" instead of adapting older browsers to "fit" current needs. Here is a short review (including a demonstration video) ht...
by Mats
Fri 29 Aug, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Foreign Aid Is Good ??
Replies: 2
Views: 10282

Foreign Aid Is Good ??

We in the West have seen countless appeals for aid to Africa. Here, Andrew Mwenda argues that instead of helping Africa, the aid is actually keeping countries poor. Leaders in Africa find it more profitable to lobby aids donors than develop industry in their own countries. TED: Andrew Mwenda_takes_a...
by Mats
Fri 29 Aug, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Listeria - who knew?
Replies: 7
Views: 17867

Local Butcher?

By local butcher, I guess you mean small meat processing operations, as butchers mostly buy carcasses and cut them up. I really don't think something like listeria outbreaks can be tied directly to the size of a processing facility. It is a pathogen present in all processing facilities; it needs to ...
by Mats
Fri 29 Aug, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Barack Obama
Replies: 16
Views: 34043

Obama will be the next president of the U.S.

After watching the summer's seemingly never ending battle for the Democratic nomination which ended yesterday with Obama winning, it is hard to imagine that it would all come to naught with a Republican victory on Nov 4th. But, who knows?
by Mats
Wed 27 Aug, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Listeria - who knew?
Replies: 7
Views: 17867

Listeria - who knew?

Eating processed meats usually involves deciding whether to put mustard or mayo on your sarni. It all works well with impartial government agencies inspecting the products before they reach market. This all breaks down when government decides to transfer the inspection to the producer. This has take...
by Mats
Fri 22 Aug, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Movies to watch for
Replies: 0
Views: 17842

Movies to watch for

I know of Stephen Holden as a dude who used to write music reviews in Rolling Stone in the 70's. He is apparently now movie critic for NYT. I read his article on this summer's top ten "art films" (an expression I'm not really comfortable with). Some of these will no doubt become available ...
by Mats
Fri 22 Aug, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Choosing Books
Replies: 3
Views: 11746

Choosing Books

Often I discover a writer that I like, read all he/she has written, and wish I could find more writers with the same appeal. This http://www.literature-map.com/ is a site which attempts to help. Simply enter the author you admire, and you will find a "map" of writers who share similar read...
by Mats
Tue 19 Aug, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Free Range Chicken - better?
Replies: 0
Views: 17592

Free Range Chicken - better?

I think that most people in the Western world are familiar with battery hens. They are raised in tiny pens and slaughtered before they can mature. Recently, I bought a free range hen (not barn raised) which we roasted on Sunday. The first thing we noticed was the flavour of the gravy - it was wonder...
by Mats
Sun 17 Aug, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Noodles - the best lunch?
Replies: 2
Views: 8369

sauce

I thickened the sauce with a sprinkling of rice flour; it was still a spoon&fork dish.
by Mats
Fri 15 Aug, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 11
Views: 21422

Swedish Press

I've just had a look at the Swedish press reaction to Ara's incident. There seems a lot more to this than just a peevish Swede. It seems all cards were stacked against him in the semi-final match. The story becomes quite complicated , but it seems clear that Ara was not the referees' choice to win.
by Mats
Fri 15 Aug, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 11
Views: 21422

Not very Swedish

I didn't think this type of behaviour seemed very Swedish. So, I googled this dude (Ara Abrahamian) . There appeared to be more to this story than bad behaviour.
by Mats
Fri 15 Aug, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Noodles - the best lunch?
Replies: 2
Views: 8369

Noodles - the best lunch?

Back in the late 90's I would sometimes drive my wife to work and find myself looking for lunch before I drove home. There was a large plaza close by with many types of food outlets (burgers, pizza, sushi, etc.) I chose one called Noodle Delight. It featured at least 30 noodle dishes to choose from....
by Mats
Thu 14 Aug, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Maize (corn)
Replies: 4
Views: 10150

Maize Maze

Why, oh why, have I never tried a maize maze ?? A must-do this summer!
by Mats
Thu 14 Aug, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Maize (corn)
Replies: 4
Views: 10150

Innocent

At the age of 7 nobody said the maize should be cooked!
by Mats
Thu 14 Aug, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Does Your Legacy Matter To You?
Replies: 2
Views: 7497

Does Your Legacy Matter To You?

Some months ago I had general anaesthesia for the first time. It was quite unlike sleep where all kinds of things are going on; it was what I imagine death is like - nothingness. It was as if I had died (it only lasted for 30 min, I'm told). It made me think; how can I possibly worry about the "...