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That’s a fun little trick with Morinda citrifolia. Balsam is similar to basil, but it does have a bit of a different flavor and smell that’s kind of hard to describe. And I actually did not know that about Lamiaceae! I’ll definitely try it at some point.



That is absolutely a fascinating pick! I would have never considered observing a thorny plant for examples of symbiosis yet here it is. Truly one of the wonders of evolution. I came to my favorite by browsing Wikipedia, looking at Morinda citrifolia, and then for random stuff to edit and contribute to, while also researching some of my favorite plants like Coleus amboinicus. I absolutely love the plant and you can stick it basically anywhere. All this plant talk really makes me want to refocus on herb cultivation. Speaking of which, I’m curious if you know this plant that is also probably in the Lamiaceae family. I know it as balsam:


What’s Your Favorite Genus of Plants?
I just found out that mine is Coleus. Genus of Cuban oregano and a ton of other cool plants like the Hausa potato and Livingstone potato. Apart of the family Lamiaceae, which is the same family as mint and deadnettles.




“A lot of people are doing it,” Mr. Ton-That shrugged. “Facebook knows.” Lots of people are murdered. Does that make murder right or legal? This type of blatant disregard for not only policies (no one really cares about Facebook), but just the privacy of others is disgusting. This is so bad that I’m sure even normal people would hate this if they knew


“A lot of people are doing it,” Mr. Ton-That shrugged. “Facebook knows.” Lots of people are murdered. Does that make murder right or legal? This type of blatant disregard for not only policies (no one really cares about Facebook), but just the privacy of others is disgusting. This is so bad that I’m sure even normal people would hate this if they knew





Cool Stuff Happening In the CK3 Modding Space
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/712158 > Some of you fellow grand strategy lovers may know about one of Paradox's newer games, Crusader Kings 3, but have you been paying attention to what's been happening in modding? Let me take you through some of the coolest work that is happening right now. > > Let's start off with Godherja. Godherja takes you to a completely custom fantasy world, completely with magic, ridiculously deep lore, several stories, and a world that feels alive. A world torn asunder by destructive living magic gone awry, Aeras is barely holding on. Become a powerful, immortal mage-emperor and try to take over the world, become known for your monster hunting prowess, slaying beast known only to legend. Or perhaps just wait in anticipation, for the Fog to end it all. Even more exciting are two upcoming updates, the updated magic system to make it interact with the characters and the world even more, and the liches. Oh boy the liches. > > Next up on the list is Rajas of Asia. Now if you love history, especially when it's not eurocentric, then this mod is for you. I have personally seen the hours of dedication poured into this mod. Where to begin. Well let's start with the fact that almost the entirety of Asia has been added, with more to come! You can play as the Great Tang Empire, as Balhae, anywhere that you like, extending all the way to Papua. Not only does this mod have the awesome Cultural and Religious Minority system integrated (made by the same dev shoutout to Nezaros), but there is also City of Wonders 2 to give you metropolises, Dharmachakra for wonderful religious depth, and so many more. Soon to come to this mod is a complete rework of the Steppes, which is sorely needed, and there are whispers of more bookmarks to come! > > I'd be remise if I did not mention RICE and VIET, which to me go hand in hand. RICE provides flavor packs for several areas of the game including, Moravia, one that allows you to interact with Greenland, and Sub-Saharan Africa. VIET adds over 1000 events. Both of these mods together will surely make all of your games just burst with flavor and uniqueness. > > Finally, I'd like to mention Elder Kings 2 (I'd recommend that you play it with c0da, a gamerule mod for it). This'll be a short one as it speaks for itself. The entirety of Nirn in the second era has been taken into the world of CK3 for you to enjoy! Patrons, events, decisions, and all your favorite kingdoms are there! > > This is just a short foray into the world of CK3 modding. There are several other impressive mods. Sinews of War with its creative use of the struggle system for trade, Dynamic Trade Routes with its depth of resources and coin. Not to mention graphical mods like Ethnicities and Portraits, and Community Flavor Pack. There is a lot to this space. I was just so saddened to see how quiet this community was and had to make a post about one of my favorite games. Anywho, links for those who want to check these awesome mods out: > > Godherja: > Steam - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2326030123 > Manual Download - https://www.moddb.com/mods/godherja-the-dying-world > > Rajas of Asia: > Steam - https://steamcommunity.com/workshop/filedetails/?id=2509174436 > Paradox Plaza - https://mods.paradoxplaza.com/mods/45292/Any > > RICE: > Steam - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2273832430 > Paradox Plaza - https://mods.paradoxplaza.com/mods/15338/Any > > VIET: > Steam - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2227658180 > Paradox Plaza - https://mods.paradoxplaza.com/mods/12992/Any > > Elder Kings 2: > Steam - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2887120253 > Manual Download - https://www.nexusmods.com/crusaderkings3/mods/32/ > > c0da: > Steam - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2893175092 > Manual Download - https://catalogue.smods.ru/archives/137214

Cool Stuff Happening In the CK3 Modding Space
Some of you fellow grand strategy lovers may know about one of Paradox's newer games, Crusader Kings 3, but have you been paying attention to what's been happening in modding? Let me take you through some of the coolest work that is happening right now. Let's start off with Godherja. Godherja takes you to a completely custom fantasy world, completely with magic, ridiculously deep lore, several stories, and a world that feels alive. A world torn asunder by destructive living magic gone awry, Aeras is barely holding on. Become a powerful, immortal mage-emperor and try to take over the world, become known for your monster hunting prowess, slaying beast known only to legend. Or perhaps just wait in anticipation, for the Fog to end it all. Even more exciting are two upcoming updates, the updated magic system to make it interact with the characters and the world even more, and the liches. Oh boy the liches. Next up on the list is Rajas of Asia. Now if you love history, especially when it's not eurocentric, then this mod is for you. I have personally seen the hours of dedication poured into this mod. Where to begin. Well let's start with the fact that almost the entirety of Asia has been added, with more to come! You can play as the Great Tang Empire, as Balhae, anywhere that you like, extending all the way to Papua. Not only does this mod have the awesome Cultural and Religious Minority system integrated (made by the same dev shoutout to Nezaros), but there is also City of Wonders 2 to give you metropolises, Dharmachakra for wonderful religious depth, and so many more. Soon to come to this mod is a complete rework of the Steppes, which is sorely needed, and there are whispers of more bookmarks to come! I'd be remise if I did not mention RICE and VIET, which to me go hand in hand. RICE provides flavor packs for several areas of the game including, Moravia, one that allows you to interact with Greenland, and Sub-Saharan Africa. VIET adds over 1000 events. Both of these mods together will surely make all of your games just burst with flavor and uniqueness. Finally, I'd like to mention Elder Kings 2 (I'd recommend that you play it with c0da, a gamerule mod for it). This'll be a short one as it speaks for itself. The entirety of Nirn in the second era has been taken into the world of CK3 for you to enjoy! Patrons, events, decisions, and all your favorite kingdoms are there! This is just a short foray into the world of CK3 modding. There are several other impressive mods. Sinews of War with its creative use of the struggle system for trade, Dynamic Trade Routes with its depth of resources and coin. Not to mention graphical mods like Ethnicities and Portraits, and Community Flavor Pack. There is a lot to this space. I was just so saddened to see how quiet this community was and had to make a post about one of my favorite games. Anywho, links for those who want to check these awesome mods out: Godherja: Steam - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2326030123 Manual Download - https://www.moddb.com/mods/godherja-the-dying-world Rajas of Asia: Steam - https://steamcommunity.com/workshop/filedetails/?id=2509174436 Paradox Plaza - https://mods.paradoxplaza.com/mods/45292/Any RICE: Steam - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2273832430 Paradox Plaza - https://mods.paradoxplaza.com/mods/15338/Any VIET: Steam - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2227658180 Paradox Plaza - https://mods.paradoxplaza.com/mods/12992/Any Elder Kings 2: Steam - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2887120253 Manual Download - https://www.nexusmods.com/crusaderkings3/mods/32/ c0da: Steam - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2893175092 Manual Download - https://catalogue.smods.ru/archives/137214





Use a different browser and search engine. I was showing my siblings some alternative search engines, and the first thing they commented on is that they all look similar. It’s not too hard of a step for people to take.



The tracking of the company. I don’t find Reddit to be that bad of a place at all, but the data collection really puts me off. I do still have an account, but I strive to use it less.



I read something related about the development of language. This time not in children, but in people both deaf and blind. The process behind the creation of a new language and how existing ones change and evolve is extremely fascinating to me. https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-inquiry/deafblind-communities-may-be-creating-a-new-language-of-touch



The fact that someone else did something shortsighted to more quickly advance their country does not mean China has to do it. It is far from a third world nation and has the resources, competence, and researchers to do better than the West has and is doing. And there’s no need for name calling either.



Sono felice che sia qui finalmente

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I’m a learner so tear my sad Italian apart.




This is one of the things I was missing on Firefox from Chromium based browsers. I might make the switch now



To be fair, digital drawing and oil painting achieve a completely different look while AI art can imitate many.



I do a lot of reading but I also game, do some amateur photography, check on my abandoned plants, and watch videos


Yea there are a lot of communities missing the right people to keep them active


PeerTube is great. I also recommend Odysee if you avoid all the conspiracy theorists and don’t scroll down to the comments. Don’t



First line, “Contactless manipulation method could be used in industries such as robotics and manufacturing.” If you want more detail then this is quoting most of the article: "“Contactless manipulation is a hot area of research in optics and electromagnetism, but this research proposes another method for contactless actuation that offers advantages that other methods may not have,” said Matthew Stein, first author on the paper and a graduate student in the University of Minnesota Department of Mechanical Engineering. “Also, outside of the applications that this research enables, expanding upon our knowledge of physics is just a very exciting thing to do in general!”

While this study is more a demonstration of the concept, the researchers aim to test out higher frequencies of waves and different materials and object sizes in the future.

“In a lot of fields of science and engineering, robotics especially, there is the need to move things, to transfer a signal into some sort of controlled motion,” Ilic said. “Often this is done through physical tethers or having to carry some source of energy to be able to perform a task. I think we’re charting in a new direction here and showing that without physical contact, we can move objects, and that motion can be controlled simply by programming what is on the surface of that object. This gives us a new mechanism to contactlessly actuate things.”"






I think it is perfectly fine. A lot of the internet revolves around copying and sharing things several times over (moldy memes are a great example of that). I say go for it. It’ll do nothing but bring more scientific knowledge to Lemmy


More privacy respecting, open-source search engines is always good


If anyone is able to grab a pdf of the Nature article please link it.








Yep has worked pretty well for me. I’ve found some books that I wouldn’t otherwise read through it.






All the alternatives! Gitlab is the most ubiquitous alternative in the privacy community I’ve seen. Seems to work quite well.




Is playing a baritone horn rare? I don’t play very well, but I can play



I can see the merit in both of these arguments, but I lean towards slightly disagreeing with you on that. Doctors are people too and wording like that has caused problems in the past. (Off the top of my head I think about mental health issues simply being labeled as insanity) I also would hope that a new definition of aging would not cause doctors to dismiss problems, but the fact that I could easily see that happening is more than enough reason to stay away from it, at least for me.



I read an article about this previously. I think that this will definitely be something to watch going forward.


In fact, Techlore got banned from there and created their own update system complete with an RSS feed.


One of these is not like the others


I think they bring up some important points, but I feel like gaming wasn’t really talked about in this which is one of the use cases for these newer, more powerful laptops.


Very interesting essay. Thank you for posting. I think dying among your family is the best way to go.


I try to be able to recognize my local plants but there are so many and some of them are called by local names that are hard to find. I wish there was more support for plant identification


I try to be able to recognize my local plants but there are so many and some of them are called by local names that are hard to find. I wish there was more support for plant identification


I think this instance on a whole would be fine, but I would miss Manders and Feddit communities. Those are the two main instances that I lurk around besides lemmy.ml itself.


I think this instance on a whole would be fine, but I would miss Manders and Feddit communities. Those are the two main instances that I lurk around besides lemmy.ml itself.


I like Salamander the Mander dev as he posts a lot of cool stuff. I float around Feddit a bit but I mainly just read and never say anything because my Italian sucks I can only get pieces most of the time.



What are the main ways that you practice Italian?
How do you practice? Do you go to a class, use an app, follow a books lessons? Do you use a mixture of learning methods? Which ones are your favorites and why? I personally use several apps but I would like to know how everyone else practices and why they chose their method(s).

Thank you for these resources. I’ll definitely check them out. The second link looks especially promising.



What are your favorite quirks of Italian?
Are the any language quirks that you really enjoy using or find interesting in Italian? Any esoteric words that get pulled out for one specific case?