Chocolate Cake & Truck Repair GF Radio

| April 13, 2012 | 1 Comment
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The 5 minute chocolate mug cake recipe video how to starts off the show, as Eric and Mike discuss making the 5 min microwave cake. Eric fixed the posted recipe, hoping no one actually put 2 tablespoons of salt in the cake. Katja from Holland tells us that the Dutch use butter, not oil in their baking, and has some suggestions for makingĀ  grown-up version of the cake with espresso powder, orange liqueur, or rum. yum…

but its the ubiquitous fork in the chocolate cake recipe video that caught one viewer’s eye, and we learn Eric may have valuable silverware in the drawer. That’s not just a for, it’s a “Kirk Repousse Sterling Silver fork” and it may be worth some cash. wow.

we talk about the overnight cole slaw recipe, here is the link to the recipe

Eric’s Ford F150 has a bunch of error codes from his code reader, the one that is of the most concern is the 513 PCM Int Volt Failure. Here is the full list of KOEO codes:

117 Eng Coolant Temp Sensor below minimum voltage
126 MAP sensor pressure above or below normal
122 Throttle Position Sensor – replaced this one -
112 Air Charge Temp Sensor below minimum voltage
327 EGR valve position circuit below minimum voltage

513 PCM Int Volt Failure
553 Thermactor Air Diverter Solenoid circuit fault
552 Air Management Circuit 1 failure
565 Canister Purge Solenoid circuit fault
556 Fuel Pump relay primary circuit fault
558 EGR valve regulator solenoid circuit fault

Computer Geek talk is next with a warning to Mac OSX users of a actual Apple virus, here is the article.

Hotels and other businesses who allow you to use their wifi may be inserting ads in to the web pages you browse, Mike and Eric talk the ethics of such doings, here is the article this is based on.

We move on to viewer mail and great note from Lauren, here is her blog, Plenty Of Words For You.

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  1. Nick W says:

    Hi Eric and Mike,

    I just listened to this show and I wanted to comment on the topic of hotels and other businesses inserting ads into webpages you visit through their wi-fi service. Similar to Mike’s comments, I’m not opposed to being subjected to ads to help cover the cost of a free service. The problem I have with this is that the service provider (the hotel in this case) is inspecting and manipulating the data from the internet before it reaches your computer. While simply inserting an ad into a webpage may seem benign, it is not far from other types of manipulation that get into ethically hazy territory. It’s not hard to imagine going from inserting ads to, say, blocking ads (for example, ads from the hotel’s competitor), or even to restricting access to certain webpages (again, the competitor’s webpage, or maybe even a webpage that expresses political views that the hotel CEO disagrees with). Or maybe the hotel would make certain webpages free, but charge for access to others. This type of deep packet inspection and manipulation sets a dangerous precedent for major service providers to exploit and do this same thing at a much larger scale. Maybe I sound a bit like a conspiracy theorist, but I believe that the openness and equality of the Internet need protecting.

    Thanks for starting an interesting discussion, and keep up the good work!
    Nick

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