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Cake day: dec 19, 2021


I think that their “Rationale for inclusion of SARS-CoV-2-negative individuals with post-viral syndrome and definition of long-COVID in non-hospitalized patients” is a bit sketchy, and it is surprising that there are such small differences between the + and - groups. It could be that their response rate was smaller than they had expected and the sample size of 27 was too small, so they mixed the two groups to get it to 52 and make the analysis seem statistically more robust.

The way that the study is designed may cause people to self-report increases in poorly defined symptoms such as ‘brain fog’ and ‘fatigue’ (nocivo effect). It is not specified whether the ‘tinnitus’ was present before the patient had COVID or not. The symptoms of ‘blurry vision’ and ‘blood pressure variation’ can be objectively quantified, but it appears that these are also self-reported???.. I don’t like being negative, but I find this paper… underwhelming…

This one is fun! Not particularly proud of my score though 😅 (41%…)

My opinion is that:

(1) Abortion should be legal without needing to provide a specific reason.

(2) One should be allowed to perform any type of screening available that would allow them to predict the likelihood of their unborn child having a particular trait.

If both of these conditions are met, then trait-selection abortion is legal by default, because a person can screen the unborn child and then choose to get an abortion without specifying the reason.

From a moral standpoint, I think that it is fine. In some cases I might think that abortion is a reasonable choice. In other cases I might think that the person is being quite shallow if the trait is something like eye color. But I think that it is up to them either way. I don’t feel strongly about protecting a fetus if the parent doesn’t want to have the child for any reason .

We would need to coordinate the entire world to do so simultaneously, allow for no exceptions, and we would need to make sure that very few people manage sneak out to meet with others. We would also need to lock people individually (not as families) to prevent someone being inoculated near the end of the lockdown, or have a very long lockdown. Even then the probability of success is low. Endemism has always been the goal because we don’t have a good alternative.

Two of the most common contaminants when growing mushrooms. This is a nice video explaining how to tell them apart…


There is just so much history and complexity around us, it is easy to keep oneself entertained by carefully studying the details of anything. There is a video from the onion that I like a lot: “Expert Wasted Entire Life Studying Anteaters”, which pokes fun at experts that study a very narrow niche field. The video is a satire about how a person can spend a lifetime fascinated by details that to others might not even think about - the expert in the video is taking the view of an average external observer that does not really see the point. As Feynman says, Nature is beautiful along so many dimensions… It is possible to spend your life in amazement if you just look around and study :-)

Pretty cool and simple practical experiment…


Have you had success correcting your bad posture?

I slouch a lot, so my shoulders are a bit rounded at my neutral posture. I have tried to get into the habit of doing wall glides, stretching my chest, doing back exercises, and sitting properly. But after quite a few years of testing strategies, tools, and trying to build consistent habits, I usuall…


Is there a simple way to remove a banned user's profile description?

A user was created in my instance to spam phishing links to some google sites that look like bank login sites and crypto wallets. I banned the user and removed their content, but the links were also added to the description in their profile page, and they still live there. Is there a way to delete t…


That’s great! Hello :-)

I am the same with apple cores! I have eaten a few to avoid carrying them. I am not a fan of the seeds but it’s alright.

This makes me very happy. Very high quality work!!

For the interested, I highly recommend this video by Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris, one of the lead authors of the paper:

Uff, definitely! 😅

The one thing that I don’t peel that I have found to be the most controversial is kiwis. I find the skin of kiwis to be perfectly edible. But I do understand why many people don’t want to eat the tough and hairy kiwi skin when biting into a soft sweet fruit.

In most cases, peeling potatoes is unnecessary

If you are cooking a fancy potato puree and you need the texture to be just right, then peeling the potatoes might make sense. But if you are just making a regular meal using potatoes as one of the ingredients (a soup, baked potato, hash-browns, or really any other potato-containing meal), peeling t…


Low temperature makes sense. I think that given enough time trichoderma will always find a way. If you move the block into fruiting conditions (which usually will expose the block to the outside air) and the block stalls for some for any reason, trich will eventually grow. Low temperature can definitely be a strong factor.

Interestingly, the trichoderma did not survive one week in the worm bin. It was eaten very quickly and this cleaned up the colonized paper towel roll - which stayed untouched and very white, buried under the compost. I found it a bit annoying when I saw that because it was occupying space without turning into compost, but I thought that given enough time it would eventually decompose too… Turns out it actually did go into fruiting. As spring came there were some large temperature fluctuations over a few weeks, so I think that this was the pinning trigger.


It does work, thank you! :-)

But at the moment I am loading the wallpaper from the github site, as I have not yet been able to host it at

These are super cool, thank you!!

I am trying to add them to my instance, but I am not sure about where I need to add the wallpaper files such that they can be found at /pictrs/image/filename.jpg!

I tried the naive way (creating the image folder inside the volumes (volumes/pictrs/image), but that does not work. I do not actually understand how the image URLs are constructed…

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Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

How does the program determine whether an instance is being hosted with “green hosting”? I am not familiar with the concept.

I think that the blanket ban was a hysteria-induced over-reaction. Sadly some of the hysteria remains today… But things are changing for the better!

As for this particular work, I don’t think that the method used is very compelling. The survey was applied only after the experience had already happened, in some cases several years after. There is no significant difference between the “After” and the “Now” beliefs. I think that it is likely that people would answer this type of survey in a biased way. It is nice for one’s ego to think that they have gone through a special transformative experience, and this can influence their memories.

I am a very curious person and there is a lot that I want to learn. I am always complaining about how a single life is definitely not going to be long enough for me to learn even a tiny fraction of what I want to know, or master the skills that I would like to master. If I were to live forever then I would at least have a chance! ;-)

As to how it marries with my political values… It would not be fair to take up an eternity of resources to sustain a single consciousness. It is too selfish. I am happy to enjoy my short burst of existence and let others experience their short burst too. Knowing that we can’t have it all forces us to pay attention to what we value and to make choices. Freedom, harmony with nature, and social justice are some of my political values.

Yes, but the first person in the instance to subscribe needs to go the source instance website and manually fetch the community by pasting the URL into the search box. Communities are not automatically discovered cross-instance.

E-mail server configuration

Hello! …


Would you be interested in being able to recover your forgotten password using PGP?

I was thinking about how one could go about recovering their forgotten password without providing an e-mail address. …