M3talinks For 11/18/2011

  • “As an avid cook, this is almost embarrassing, but my kids love Hamburger Helper. I don’t love Hamburger Helper. It tastes like cardboard and the ingredients list on the side of the box is enough to make you run away screaming. Who knows what that stuff is. A lot of preservatives, for one thing. There’s just nothing fresh about it. And it’s not as if you’re going through a drive-through window and picking up dinner. You still have to cook it. What makes Hamburger Helper so popular is how quick you can get it on the table and the standardization of the directions in every variety along with the cutting open of packets and throwing it in the pot. It requires little thinking, which is often what you need at the end of a long day when you’re tired and everyone is hungry.”

    tags: recipes food hamburger

  • “Having a discussion with some friends one day about the easiest way to verify whether or not a completed 9×9 Sudoku puzzle is valid, meaning that all rows, columns and 3×3 sub-grids contain all digits from 1 to 9, I began formulating a way to solve these puzzles using a computer. Within that same week I inevitably sat down and began coding it out.”

    tags: sudoku code

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