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hacking things

Posted: February 17th, 2016, 7:59 pm
by ppauper
QuoteOriginally posted by: outrunGuy caught stealing money from wallets in the London metro with this $30 pos machine.I bought a secrid walled a couple of years ago to prevent this.that's scarythey advertize RFID blocking wallets at WND, not sure if they work

hacking things

Posted: February 17th, 2016, 9:56 pm
by Traden4Alpha
I'd imagine that just a couple of sheets of aluminum foil would also work fairly well given how poorly RFID tags work on anything metal without special compensating layers.(I must try some experiments at our local library which uses RFID tags on its books)

Re: hacking things

Posted: August 19th, 2016, 10:47 am
by outrun
I'm going to try this tomorrow (for aioli)

Re: hacking things

Posted: August 19th, 2016, 11:57 am
by Traden4Alpha
I'm going to try this tomorrow (for aioli)
That's a good method although I can't help but think that a significant fraction of the flavor is lost to the air or left in the cutting board. Garlic (and other members of the Allium family) store their active ingredient as a binary chemical weapon against herbivores -- crushing or rupturing the cells of the bulb causes mixing of the precursor and an enzyme.

Re: hacking things

Posted: August 19th, 2016, 12:37 pm
by outrun
So your saying "don't let it notice you want to eat it, put the whole bulb carefully in your mouth -skin and all-, then swallow without chewing so that the cells don't rupture". I think that not the best advice you've given so far. My alternative hypothesis is that the rupturing of cell walls and mixing of chemicals if the think you want to happen, it's what makes it taste so good.

Re: hacking things

Posted: August 19th, 2016, 1:38 pm
by Traden4Alpha
So your saying "don't let it notice you want to eat it, put the whole bulb carefully in your mouth -skin and all-, then swallow without chewing so that the cells don't rupture". I think that not the best advice you've given so far. My alternative hypothesis is that the rupturing of cell walls and mixing of chemicals if the think you want to happen, it's what makes it taste so good.
LOL! No. Quite the opposite. One does want to rupture the cells to create the flavor substances but then minimize the exposure of the cellular debris emulsion to the open air and to porous surfaces.

A better solution might be ultrasonic disruption of the cells without rupturing the bulb skin. The bulb would then by broken open under water in the cooking pot to release the flavor directing into the food. Diallyl disulfide is soluble in oil and ethanol so perhaps one could make an interesting garlic paste in a blender with vodka and/or vegetable oil.

Re: hacking things

Posted: August 19th, 2016, 4:29 pm
by outrun
Roasted Garlic infused Vodka?

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Re: hacking things

Posted: August 19th, 2016, 5:37 pm
by Traden4Alpha
Roasted Garlic infused Vodka?

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Sounds great.

Re: hacking things

Posted: August 19th, 2016, 5:46 pm
by outrun
You used to be a beer guy, . now vodka?! Did the Russians do this to you?

IMO combining things with vokda is extremely easy, whatever you do it can only get better. Vodka with almonds, coconut, cinnamon, mint, whipped cream, or even fish,.. all sound better than plain vanilla vokda, right? Don't you think that's strange?

Re: hacking things

Posted: August 19th, 2016, 8:16 pm
by Traden4Alpha
I'm still a beer guy -- I've even got hops growing in the backyard.

The vodka is not for drinking, it's just a ready source of tasteless ethanol for the efficient chemical extraction of the garlic flavor.

(Of course, now you've thinking about blending an Almond Joy in vodka.)

Re: hacking things

Posted: May 9th, 2018, 8:04 pm
by outrun
I like this hack, I'm used to limiting my option to either placing things mainly inside the car (with windows open), ..or on top.  I'm going to try this one day.
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Re: hacking things

Posted: May 9th, 2018, 8:10 pm
by Cuchulainn
You can expect a nice fine from the politie!

Re: hacking things

Posted: May 9th, 2018, 8:22 pm
by Traden4Alpha
Nice car hack!

I recently saw a car that had a serious 1/2 meter long crack in the corner of front bumper. It looked like it could easily break and fall off. But the owner had very neatly drilled a line of holes on both sides of the crack and stitched the bumper back together with cable ties.

Re: hacking things

Posted: April 7th, 2021, 10:13 am
by tagoma
Is testing one's email/phone number on haveibeenpwned.com 100% safe? (theoretically and practically)