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Consciousness & Awareness 5,141 views Sep 10, 2018
Why is there no real coverage on today's massive DDoS attack?

Just wondering why there's no real coverage or conversation on today's massive DDoS attack? Having to scour the other parts of the 안전놀이터 Internet for news and updates which I would have expected The Verge to automatically and masterfully cover. #wassup



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  • 05 Sep 2018
    The housewife who was fined $46,000 for failing to provide safe working conditions for her Indonesian maids should serve as a wake-up call to employers of foreign domestic workers (FDWs). 인터넷카지노 The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has a set of rules for FDWs, including the type of work they are allowed to perform. These are essentially household and domestic chores. However, many employers blatantly violate these rules and get away with it, given the difficulty the MOM has in detecting such practices. 카지노사이트 For instance, it is common for FDWs to work in homes other than that stated in the work permit. Except for some FDWs who are brave enough to defend their rights, most are resigned to the opportunistic and exploitative actions of employers, who have a firm hold on them.   Hoping to eradicatethese malpractices by leaving it to the conscience of employers is wishful thinking. So is relying on the complaints of FDWs. 인터넷바카라 A possible solution is the imposition of heavy penalties on employers who are found guilty, so that they serve as a deterrent.
    939 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • The housewife who was fined $46,000 for failing to provide safe working conditions for her Indonesian maids should serve as a wake-up call to employers of foreign domestic workers (FDWs). 인터넷카지노 The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has a set of rules for FDWs, including the type of work they are allowed to perform. These are essentially household and domestic chores. However, many employers blatantly violate these rules and get away with it, given the difficulty the MOM has in detecting such practices. 카지노사이트 For instance, it is common for FDWs to work in homes other than that stated in the work permit. Except for some FDWs who are brave enough to defend their rights, most are resigned to the opportunistic and exploitative actions of employers, who have a firm hold on them.   Hoping to eradicatethese malpractices by leaving it to the conscience of employers is wishful thinking. So is relying on the complaints of FDWs. 인터넷바카라 A possible solution is the imposition of heavy penalties on employers who are found guilty, so that they serve as a deterrent.
    Sep 05, 2018 939
  • 05 Sep 2018
    I am a social worker working with a voluntary welfare organisation (VWO) and I must confess I am one of the minority who do not wish for VWOs to be renamed as social service organisations (July 21). 카지노사이트주소 Those who know the sector treasure the proud heritage and volunteering spirit of our founders, something which I believe Singapore still lacks. 바카라사이트주소 I am not convinced that adopting a new name would change the perception of people who do not know the sector. They would already have their preconceived notions and bias. Changing the name would not be as effective as constant engagement with this "disconnected" group. Certainly, times have changed and so has the way VWOs carry out their mission. 안전놀이터 But let us not lose sight of where we have come from, as we progress to where we want to go in the helping profession. We are proud of our VWOs.  
    1501 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • I am a social worker working with a voluntary welfare organisation (VWO) and I must confess I am one of the minority who do not wish for VWOs to be renamed as social service organisations (July 21). 카지노사이트주소 Those who know the sector treasure the proud heritage and volunteering spirit of our founders, something which I believe Singapore still lacks. 바카라사이트주소 I am not convinced that adopting a new name would change the perception of people who do not know the sector. They would already have their preconceived notions and bias. Changing the name would not be as effective as constant engagement with this "disconnected" group. Certainly, times have changed and so has the way VWOs carry out their mission. 안전놀이터 But let us not lose sight of where we have come from, as we progress to where we want to go in the helping profession. We are proud of our VWOs.  
    Sep 05, 2018 1501
  • 05 Sep 2018
    If the criterion for euthanasia is an elderly person's assessment of his suffering, and not the nature of his illness, then will we also allow the prescription of lethal drugs for healthy adults who feel they are suffering and opt for death? 카지노사이트  As a senior citizen, I am uneasy with letting doctors become involved in euthanasia. Even the most experienced doctor cannot predict with certainty how long a person battling serious illness will live, or when someone might fall into treatable depression. Arguments in favour of assisted dying for the elderly are rooted in the belief that the lives of the elderly are not worth as much as other people's. 온라인카지노 Such a stand devalues the elderly by giving them less protection from their suicidal desires than others.   The State acts as an impediment to euthanasia not out of archaic cultural conservatism but because it has a duty to protect all its citizens. Making elderly euthanasia accepted public policy threatens the lives of everyone - not just the elderly but also the poor, mentally ill, disabled and terminally ill. It opens the door for abuse. The elderly person may be pressured to end his life prematurely so that he can stop being a burden to his family, or because someone has something to gain, whether financially or emotionally, from his death. 온라인바카라 Already, elderly people who are not acutely ill are being dumped in nursing homes because their families consider them a burden. It is easy to envisage some families steering their elderly relatives towards euthanasia as a permanent solution. The conversation must move away from how to make suicide possible for elderly people, and towards how their lives have meaning instead.
    913 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • If the criterion for euthanasia is an elderly person's assessment of his suffering, and not the nature of his illness, then will we also allow the prescription of lethal drugs for healthy adults who feel they are suffering and opt for death? 카지노사이트  As a senior citizen, I am uneasy with letting doctors become involved in euthanasia. Even the most experienced doctor cannot predict with certainty how long a person battling serious illness will live, or when someone might fall into treatable depression. Arguments in favour of assisted dying for the elderly are rooted in the belief that the lives of the elderly are not worth as much as other people's. 온라인카지노 Such a stand devalues the elderly by giving them less protection from their suicidal desires than others.   The State acts as an impediment to euthanasia not out of archaic cultural conservatism but because it has a duty to protect all its citizens. Making elderly euthanasia accepted public policy threatens the lives of everyone - not just the elderly but also the poor, mentally ill, disabled and terminally ill. It opens the door for abuse. The elderly person may be pressured to end his life prematurely so that he can stop being a burden to his family, or because someone has something to gain, whether financially or emotionally, from his death. 온라인바카라 Already, elderly people who are not acutely ill are being dumped in nursing homes because their families consider them a burden. It is easy to envisage some families steering their elderly relatives towards euthanasia as a permanent solution. The conversation must move away from how to make suicide possible for elderly people, and towards how their lives have meaning instead.
    Sep 05, 2018 913
  • 05 Sep 2018
    The truth is no government policy or intervention in the world has been able to effectively eradicate the income gap in a capitalistic system.인터넷카지노 Even communist nations' "iron rice bowl" system has failed. A capitalistic system cannot continue forever, especially with mankind's runaway greed for wealth. The wasteful production and use of materials due to mankind's greed and demand for comfort will not last forever. 바카라사이트 Instead of fixing the income gap, Singapore should find solutions to reduce the cost of living - in my estimate, by about 25 per cent or so. This is a more realistic and workable solution if we know what the controllable and non-controllable costs in our situation are, as we have hardly any material resources and depend on imports for most of our needs. We must use all the means available to address the income gap. 인터넷바카라   There is no one solution or panacea that can address this issue effectively.
    2207 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • The truth is no government policy or intervention in the world has been able to effectively eradicate the income gap in a capitalistic system.인터넷카지노 Even communist nations' "iron rice bowl" system has failed. A capitalistic system cannot continue forever, especially with mankind's runaway greed for wealth. The wasteful production and use of materials due to mankind's greed and demand for comfort will not last forever. 바카라사이트 Instead of fixing the income gap, Singapore should find solutions to reduce the cost of living - in my estimate, by about 25 per cent or so. This is a more realistic and workable solution if we know what the controllable and non-controllable costs in our situation are, as we have hardly any material resources and depend on imports for most of our needs. We must use all the means available to address the income gap. 인터넷바카라   There is no one solution or panacea that can address this issue effectively.
    Sep 05, 2018 2207
  • 05 Sep 2018
    To attract more young hawkers to take over their family business, it would be helpful if they and their parents view this through the lens of family business succession planning and borrow some principles from there. 카지노사이트주소 Narratives about the family business, such as stories of famous people who may have eaten at their stall, or of how the family had managed to beat the odds and turn the business around, could be a great motivational tool. It would also help to build bonds and create a clear sense of purpose. 안전놀이터 The next generation of hawkers would also appreciate that they are carrying on a family tradition, built on specific values, and that this comes with both great responsibility and honour. There are faithful customers for whom savouring their hawker food has become a ritual, but this is entirely contingent upon these successors keeping alive their culinary traditions. 바카라사이트주소 Singapore's hawker food heritage is an inextricable part of the Singapore narrative. Indeed, it will be a sad day when we no longer have our favourite local fare to savour.
    2027 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • To attract more young hawkers to take over their family business, it would be helpful if they and their parents view this through the lens of family business succession planning and borrow some principles from there. 카지노사이트주소 Narratives about the family business, such as stories of famous people who may have eaten at their stall, or of how the family had managed to beat the odds and turn the business around, could be a great motivational tool. It would also help to build bonds and create a clear sense of purpose. 안전놀이터 The next generation of hawkers would also appreciate that they are carrying on a family tradition, built on specific values, and that this comes with both great responsibility and honour. There are faithful customers for whom savouring their hawker food has become a ritual, but this is entirely contingent upon these successors keeping alive their culinary traditions. 바카라사이트주소 Singapore's hawker food heritage is an inextricable part of the Singapore narrative. Indeed, it will be a sad day when we no longer have our favourite local fare to savour.
    Sep 05, 2018 2027
  • 05 Sep 2018
    There is no doubt that the current issues with wild boars, mynahs and pigeons could possibly be aided by human feeding. 카지노사이트 However there is no need to enforce laws to ban all forms of such feeding just because there is a rise in human-wildlife encounters. Such sweeping legislation can be seen as discriminatory, as there are bound to be differing views. The definition of wild animals is too wide at the moment. As such, nature lovers with a hands-on approach towards helping wildlife will never see eye to eye with those who have a hands-off approach due to their differing beliefs. 온라인카지노 The best way forward is to identify and classify animals that are a nuisance, and have legislation directed solely towards them. It is also important that the law takes one's intention into account.   If feeding of all wild animals were to be banned, then it would be only right that all interference with wild animals be banned as well. 온라인바카라 For example, wild animals found with injuries caused by other animals in territorial disputes should not be helped. It would be a good approach to have a look at the wildlife legislation in other countries, and heed the advice of international naturalists before enforcing such legislation.
    2073 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • There is no doubt that the current issues with wild boars, mynahs and pigeons could possibly be aided by human feeding. 카지노사이트 However there is no need to enforce laws to ban all forms of such feeding just because there is a rise in human-wildlife encounters. Such sweeping legislation can be seen as discriminatory, as there are bound to be differing views. The definition of wild animals is too wide at the moment. As such, nature lovers with a hands-on approach towards helping wildlife will never see eye to eye with those who have a hands-off approach due to their differing beliefs. 온라인카지노 The best way forward is to identify and classify animals that are a nuisance, and have legislation directed solely towards them. It is also important that the law takes one's intention into account.   If feeding of all wild animals were to be banned, then it would be only right that all interference with wild animals be banned as well. 온라인바카라 For example, wild animals found with injuries caused by other animals in territorial disputes should not be helped. It would be a good approach to have a look at the wildlife legislation in other countries, and heed the advice of international naturalists before enforcing such legislation.
    Sep 05, 2018 2073
  • 05 Sep 2018
    The question is not so much the choice of words that are used to describe it, but the core of what euthanasia is. 인터넷카지노 Is the content of an act to be valued based on only circumstances and the way the act is carried out, or does the act itself have an intrinsic, indisputable moral quality? Consider the case of suicide.If a man, in despair, chooses to jump out of the window, while another, also suffering from despair, pays a doctor to administer him a drug that takes away his life, could we say that paying the doctor to help him die is more justifiable? Why? 인터넷바카라 I think this question is fundamental, because when we empty an act of its intrinsic moral quality, and measure the goodness of it based on subjective experience (of oneself or others) and the techniques used to achieve it, there is no point of reference about right or wrong. It depends on those who have the power to decide or to impose it. Furthermore, it is a fallacy to assume that only the person himself can know what is best for him. Consider people who suffer from drug or alcohol addiction, depression, or even just excessive stress, just to name a few examples. 바카라사이트 Can family members and a humane society abstain from the responsibility of helping these people by weighing in on important decisions that can affect their lives, or do we leave them to themselves because personal experience alone justifies the kind of decisions they make? A person who is suffering is precisely the one who needs to be valued, supported and loved, not pushed to the fringes of death. The suggestions that the worthiness of human life is to be measured by the level of perceived subjective suffering, and that only the person himself can make the right decision for himself - which are what the writer proposes - is untenable for the betterment of the individual and the building of a compassionate and humane society.
    906 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • The question is not so much the choice of words that are used to describe it, but the core of what euthanasia is. 인터넷카지노 Is the content of an act to be valued based on only circumstances and the way the act is carried out, or does the act itself have an intrinsic, indisputable moral quality? Consider the case of suicide.If a man, in despair, chooses to jump out of the window, while another, also suffering from despair, pays a doctor to administer him a drug that takes away his life, could we say that paying the doctor to help him die is more justifiable? Why? 인터넷바카라 I think this question is fundamental, because when we empty an act of its intrinsic moral quality, and measure the goodness of it based on subjective experience (of oneself or others) and the techniques used to achieve it, there is no point of reference about right or wrong. It depends on those who have the power to decide or to impose it. Furthermore, it is a fallacy to assume that only the person himself can know what is best for him. Consider people who suffer from drug or alcohol addiction, depression, or even just excessive stress, just to name a few examples. 바카라사이트 Can family members and a humane society abstain from the responsibility of helping these people by weighing in on important decisions that can affect their lives, or do we leave them to themselves because personal experience alone justifies the kind of decisions they make? A person who is suffering is precisely the one who needs to be valued, supported and loved, not pushed to the fringes of death. The suggestions that the worthiness of human life is to be measured by the level of perceived subjective suffering, and that only the person himself can make the right decision for himself - which are what the writer proposes - is untenable for the betterment of the individual and the building of a compassionate and humane society.
    Sep 05, 2018 906
  • 05 Sep 2018
    The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) takes a serious view of such offences. 안전놀이터 We adopt a multi-pronged approach through deterrent laws, stringent border checks as well as inland enforcement. We regularly conduct raids (an average of more than 100 monthly) targeted at immigration offenders, harbourers and employers of immigration offenders. We collaborate closely with agencies such as the Singapore Police Force and the Ministry of Manpower in our enforcement efforts. 바카라사이트주소 The public can play a part by not offering employment or shelter to immigration offenders. Home owners should exercise due diligence in checking the status of their foreign tenants, before signing or renewing their tenancy agreements. They should also check if their tenant has sublet rooms illegally. Members of the public with information on immigration offenders can report via the ICA website or call 1800-391-6150. Any information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence. 바카라사이트  Under the Immigration Act (Cap 133), the penalties for overstaying or illegal entry are a jail term of up to six months plus a minimum of three strokes of the cane. If anyone is found guilty of recklessly or knowingly harbouring overstayers or illegal immigrants, he may be sentenced to a jail term of between six months and two years and a fine of up to $6,000. If a person is found guilty of negligently harbouring overstayers or illegal immigrants, he may be sentenced to a jail term of up to 12 months, or a fine of up to $6,000, or both.
    1166 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) takes a serious view of such offences. 안전놀이터 We adopt a multi-pronged approach through deterrent laws, stringent border checks as well as inland enforcement. We regularly conduct raids (an average of more than 100 monthly) targeted at immigration offenders, harbourers and employers of immigration offenders. We collaborate closely with agencies such as the Singapore Police Force and the Ministry of Manpower in our enforcement efforts. 바카라사이트주소 The public can play a part by not offering employment or shelter to immigration offenders. Home owners should exercise due diligence in checking the status of their foreign tenants, before signing or renewing their tenancy agreements. They should also check if their tenant has sublet rooms illegally. Members of the public with information on immigration offenders can report via the ICA website or call 1800-391-6150. Any information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence. 바카라사이트  Under the Immigration Act (Cap 133), the penalties for overstaying or illegal entry are a jail term of up to six months plus a minimum of three strokes of the cane. If anyone is found guilty of recklessly or knowingly harbouring overstayers or illegal immigrants, he may be sentenced to a jail term of between six months and two years and a fine of up to $6,000. If a person is found guilty of negligently harbouring overstayers or illegal immigrants, he may be sentenced to a jail term of up to 12 months, or a fine of up to $6,000, or both.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    Users who wish to change their SingPass ID can do so by logging into their SingPass accounts, selecting the "update profile" icon and clicking the "update" button next to their current SingPass ID. These steps can be found in the "Help and FAQs" section on the SingPass log-in page. 온라인카지노 However, user ID is in itself not a safeguard against identity fraud. To protect their account and personal information, users should set up their SingPass two-factor authentication. 카지노사이트주소 Users should also change their passwords regularly and use strong passwords. Strong passwords are alphanumeric and contain eight to 24 characters. With the launch of the SingPass Mobile application later this year, users will have a more secure log-in alternative that does not require the entry of user IDs or passwords. 온라인바카라   We will continue to enhance the digital interface, experience and security for SingPass users and thank Mr Phua for his feedback.
    2010 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • Users who wish to change their SingPass ID can do so by logging into their SingPass accounts, selecting the "update profile" icon and clicking the "update" button next to their current SingPass ID. These steps can be found in the "Help and FAQs" section on the SingPass log-in page. 온라인카지노 However, user ID is in itself not a safeguard against identity fraud. To protect their account and personal information, users should set up their SingPass two-factor authentication. 카지노사이트주소 Users should also change their passwords regularly and use strong passwords. Strong passwords are alphanumeric and contain eight to 24 characters. With the launch of the SingPass Mobile application later this year, users will have a more secure log-in alternative that does not require the entry of user IDs or passwords. 온라인바카라   We will continue to enhance the digital interface, experience and security for SingPass users and thank Mr Phua for his feedback.
    Sep 05, 2018 2010
  • 05 Sep 2018
    Over the years, the number of stray cats has declined significantly. 인터넷바카라 This is due to residents who have worked tirelessly to trap these cats for neutering. They are always on the lookout for newly abandoned cats and kittens, and they also speak to cat owners to advise them on neutering and keeping the animals indoors. 카지노사이트 Some of these residents have registered with the Cat Welfare Society so that they can help town councils mediate in cases where there are complaints about cats. Such unseen and unsung residents ought to be recognised for their community effort by the town councils. 인터넷카지노 All these residents ask for is that fellow residents be tolerant of the presence of cats, also called community cats, and that the town councils do not pander to a minority of complaining residents by culling these cats. As our little island gets rapidly concretised, such community cats add a softness to the harshness of our environment.
    4007 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • Over the years, the number of stray cats has declined significantly. 인터넷바카라 This is due to residents who have worked tirelessly to trap these cats for neutering. They are always on the lookout for newly abandoned cats and kittens, and they also speak to cat owners to advise them on neutering and keeping the animals indoors. 카지노사이트 Some of these residents have registered with the Cat Welfare Society so that they can help town councils mediate in cases where there are complaints about cats. Such unseen and unsung residents ought to be recognised for their community effort by the town councils. 인터넷카지노 All these residents ask for is that fellow residents be tolerant of the presence of cats, also called community cats, and that the town councils do not pander to a minority of complaining residents by culling these cats. As our little island gets rapidly concretised, such community cats add a softness to the harshness of our environment.
    Sep 05, 2018 4007

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  • 12 Sep 2018
    I AM saddened that the Little India riot on Sunday has attracted so much attention worldwide (“Foreign media shocked, notes rising tensions here”; Tuesday). 카지노사이트주소 For more than 40 years, Singapore has been a peaceful place for people from all walks of life to live in, work and play. The latest incident does not do justice to the efforts of the Government to foster close interaction and integration between Singaporeans and foreigners. Most Singaporeans welcome foreigners to live and work here, and we expect them to adapt to our way of life. So, the culprits who caused wilful damage in Little India should be dealt with severely and all necessary measures put in place to prevent a repeat of such incidents. Singaporeans should avoid stereotyping and negative perceptions of foreigners who come to live and work among them. Rightly or wrongly, we are aware of the differences between “us” and “them”. However, “us” and “them” does not have to mean “us” versus “them”. As adults, we should be better able to deal with human diversity. 바카라사이트주소       Those opposed to immigration and the influx of foreign labour see it as legitimate to fear the economic and social costs arising from the presence of large numbers of foreigners here. While some of these perceptions may appear justifiable, we must realise that the overwhelming majority of foreigners in our midst are hard-working, peace-loving and law-abiding. Foreign workers sacrifice a lot to come here to help in our infrastructure development, giving us roads and beautiful homes. Understandably, our image as a peaceful nation has been affected by the riot. So it is imperative that we should all help in ensuring that there is no repeat.
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  • 05 Sep 2018
    Over the years, the number of stray cats has declined significantly. 인터넷바카라 This is due to residents who have worked tirelessly to trap these cats for neutering. They are always on the lookout for newly abandoned cats and kittens, and they also speak to cat owners to advise them on neutering and keeping the animals indoors. 카지노사이트 Some of these residents have registered with the Cat Welfare Society so that they can help town councils mediate in cases where there are complaints about cats. Such unseen and unsung residents ought to be recognised for their community effort by the town councils. 인터넷카지노 All these residents ask for is that fellow residents be tolerant of the presence of cats, also called community cats, and that the town councils do not pander to a minority of complaining residents by culling these cats. As our little island gets rapidly concretised, such community cats add a softness to the harshness of our environment.
    4007 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • 14 Sep 2018
    My girlfriend was pretty excited that her new apartment had FiOS equipment pre-installed and has had the service for about a month. I knew that Verizon did some fairly pretty invasive stuff in terms of watching your activity while on their network, but she got a message threatening to suspend her internet if she continued to visit this website that hosts (to view but not download) videos, including copy-written content. Is there anyway around that stuff? 바카라사이트주소 Can you opt out like with some Comcast packages? Is using a VPN while she's online enough? I don't think anyone here is that into having company's monitor your browsing habits (although they all do to some extent) but I've never had AT&T or Comcast send me a notice for visiting RandomAnimeSiteC, let alone beam a threat directly into a blank tab when I open my computer. If there are any FiOS customers out there with other warnings about things you shouldn't try to do on Verizon's network, those comments would also be welcomed!
    3907 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • 17 Sep 2018
    Columnist and cookbook author Cathy Barrow and writer Kristen Hartke recently joined The Washington Post Food staff to answer questions about all things edible. Here are edited excerpts from that chat. 카지노사이트주소    Q: I have beautiful celery in my garden. What is the best way to save it for Thanksgiving stuffing? Should I dice, then freeze, or freeze the whole stalks? If diced, how best to dry it before freezing? A: Celery, because it's mostly water, doesn't like the freezer. Once the diced or whole stalks emerge from the freezer, the water is released and you're left with (very aromatic) limp bits of celery. If using the celery for soup or to scent stock, it will be useful, but if you hope for that crunch in your stuffing, I'm afraid you'll be disappointed. - Cathy Barrow Q: I bought what I thought was a pint of shishito peppers at the farmers market, but now I'm thinking they're either very hot shishitos or birds eyes. I've thrown a few into my meals throughout the week, but thought I'd see what folks in here would do with a big batch of very hot peppers. A: Probably the first thing I would do is to freeze some of them, because, much as I love hot peppers, a big batch probably won't get used up that quickly. Just spread the whole peppers on a cookie sheet and they'll freeze solid, then you can pop them into a freezer-safe container and defrost and cook with them at will during the winter. You can also pickle them. - Kristen Hartke  바카라사이트주소 Q: I made a pureed sauce last night for dinner and had lots of leftover, so I decided to freeze it. However, I'm not actually sure if it's a sauce that can be frozen and then thawed to its original glory. It's basically made of pureed jalapenos, mayonnaise, sour cream, a bit of lime juice, and olive oil. I'm concerned because of the sour cream (and maybe mayonnaise?) Should I be OK, or should I just go ahead and toss it out?   A: Neither mayonnaise nor sour cream are good candidates for the freezer. A sauce made with both would keep in the refrigerator for two or three days, surely, but if you have already frozen it, I'm afraid it will need to be tossed. - C.B. Q: I'm new to lentils - after discovering and enjoying them from a restaurant, I purchased a bag (Whole Foods store brand red lentils) to add variety to my salads. The first time I cooked them, I followed the instructions on the bag precisely. They boiled over and turned to mush, so I threw them out. The second time I cooked them, I followed the instructions on a Washington Post recipe. While they didn't boil over this time, they too turned to mush. What am I doing wrong? Should I purchase a different type of lentil? Should I cook them in a much larger pan than the sauce pan I'm using? I want to be able to cook them but at this rate will never buy again. A: Red lentils . . . turn to mush! A beautiful, wonderful mush. That's pretty much the idea with them. If you want lentils that don't, you should get brown, green or black ones. - Joe Yonan Q: I want to make some sandwiches that I could take on a flight in a couple of days and I would like to avoid meat. Ideas? Should we consider a different savoury snack instead of sandwiches? A: One of my go-to traveling sandwiches is just a bunch of mixed roasted veggies (oil, garlic, salt, pepper) - in the summer I use squash and eggplant - combined with goat cheese, herbs and whatever other condiments you like. It's simple and holds pretty well. - Becky Krystal 안전놀이터 Q: I moved six years ago and there are several boxes of pasta that moved with me and remain unopened. Does pasta expire? Is it safe to eat? Will it still taste OK? A: Dried pasta can keep for a long time - it has no water content, so I wouldn't be overly concerned about it myself. If it looks or smells funny - and, again, I can't imagine why - then pitch it, but, otherwise, I suspect that it's fine. - K.H. Q: My uncle and his husband give out home canned stuff for holiday gifts. All sorts of things from apple sauce to pear butter to pickled stuff. What do I do with the jars after I eat the goodies? Should I be bringing it back to them? Recycling? I'm pretty sure you can't reuse the lids (right?) but what about the jars? A: You can reuse both jars and lids, but you can't reuse the lids for actual canning. You can reuse them as just lids, though, of course - and you can reuse the jars as storage containers for all sorts of things, but they're especially good for salad dressings. And if you do can, you can reuse the jars for that - with new lids. Having said that, if the guys do a lot of canning, they probably would appreciate having the jars back, for future projects. And yes, you can recycle them. - J.Y. Q: My husband and I each replaced the usual quart of half-and-half in our fridge at the same time. It's from a local farm, so doesn't keep as well as the usual store-bought, which is one reason we like it. How can I use up that extra quart before it turns? A: I love using it for French toast. - B.K.
    3694 Posted by Jake Kennedy

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