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Speaking of the philosophy involved in moving humanity into space:

Furniture will be a largely obsolete concept.  Take for example the dresser my
mom bought for me when I was a kid.  I still have it, and by the standards of
its era, it's an admirable household fixture.  It is a massive construction of
maple wood, expertly joined with cunningly fit pieces, fitted and glued with
the strength of iron.  It is set with massive brass fixtures, and looks today
-- discounting the dust -- as new as the day it was purchased, a quarter
century ago.  So far, so good; a fine piece of furniture, you might say.  But
let's look at it objectively, as a machine, as an object with a purpose.  Here
sit a hundred pounds of hardwood with a compressive strength of 1500 psi,
jointed by an expert craftsman into a rigid box that would easily support a
bull elephant.  And what is the sole purpose of this massive crate, this
monument to a dead tree? -- it holds my socks.

Not only is it blind engineering overkill of epic proportions, it is also an
environmental disaster.  The home to generations of squirrels, a sentinel post
for falcons, an autumnal banner of golden glory, a living creature, was chopped
down to enshrine some underwear.  This, my friends, is no way to run a planet.
	        -- Marshall T. Savage, from The Millennial Project:
		   Colonizing the Galaxy -- In Eight Easy Steps

My New Chicken Curry Recipe

DE-LISH DISH!

 


WHOLE GARAM
2 black cardamom seeded
4 green cardamom whole
1 cinnamon stick
2 cloves
1/2 tsp mustard seeds

BASE INGREDIENTS
1 onion thin sliced
1 small can tomato paste
1/4 can coconut milk
6-8 small garlic cloves - smashed
3 green chilis 1/4in sliced with seeds
1 tsp red chili paste
1 tbs garlic ginger paste
4 chicken breasts cut into fair sized chunks (or heavy mushrooms for the veggie bandoliers)

BASE POWDERS
1/2->1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp paprika
2 tsp each coriander & cumin powder
1 tsp turmeric powder

AFTER BASE
3/4 can coconut milk
1 tsp methi leaves 
1+1/2tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp amchuk
{For the softer tongued}(
1/2 tsp sugar
&/OR
2 tsp maple syrup [for the Canadians]
)

ONION FRY
1/2 tsp mustard seed
Curry leaves
1 onion chopped (1 inch chops)

BASE COOKUP
Heat oil add whole garam
Add 1 onion finely sliced
When soft add tomato paste & garlic cloves
Fry for 20 mins {keep it moist not wet with dashes of cocomilk or water}
Add base powders
Add garlic ginger paste with a knob of butter to cleared middle of pan - fry
Mix
Add sliced green chili & chili paste to middle pan with a little oil - fry 
Mix
Cook for 15 mins add water if too dry keep it thick {important!}
Add cubed chicken, cook until almost ready {not more than 8 mins)
Add "after base" - simmer for a minute
Turn off gas

Meanwhile in another pan

Add "onion fry" seeds & leaves to hot oil/butter
Add 1 onion get them where you like them
Add to curry
Add rest of coconut milk, heat to warm
 
Eat with hard boiled eggs and nuts.

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Someday man should learn how to enjoy liberty without license, nourishment without gluttony, and pleasure without debauchery. Self-control is a better human policy of behavior regulation than is extreme self-denial.

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