Monthly Archives: December 2013

Saltpeter makes tongue meat red when cooked!

Always wondered how delis got their tongue meat red. Whenever I boil veal tongue, the meat is grey. They use saltpeter (potassium nitrate).

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Logitech Extreme 3D Pro joystick works with Microsoft Windows 8.1 – bought from MicroCenter

http://www.microcenter.com/product/219464/Extreme_3D_Pro_Joystick Using it with my Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004. Works great, just plug and play.

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Vivitar micro USB/mini USB power & charging cable – from Microcenter – $ 9.99

I needed a replacement power cable to recharge my cell phone. I went to MicroCenter and inadvertently bought a mini USB to USB cable, I needed a MICRO USB to USB cable. The one I bought was $19.99. The cable … Continue reading

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 on Windows 8.1 – videos cause program to crash – how to view the videos – John V. Karavitis

Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator 9 and search this folder for WMV files. Copy and paste to another folder. Done. Also remember that once you have Flight Simulator 2004 in full-screen mode, ALT-ENTER reduces the screen size. John … Continue reading

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HP 2000 laptop – “HP Quick Start” button on the START menu

I accidentally unpinned this piece of shit, go to the lower left-hand corner of your screen, right-click, get the SEARCH function, and type in QUICK. When you find the “rocketship”, you can get it back on the START menu and … Continue reading

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Upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 – went without a hitch, THANK GOD!!!

I was terrified that I would lose all the programs that I had installed over the last few weeks. Ran a Belarc Advisor to get a list of my laptop’s specs and all the software I had installed. If your … Continue reading

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HP 2000 laptop – superb value for the price

About a month or so ago my refurbished Toshiba Satellite laptop finally bit the dust (I had it for about 2.5 years). I managed to come across the HP 2000 laptop at Best Buy, about $350. Good value. It froze … Continue reading

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