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Our body cools itself using air and water…


These are at either end of some pedestrian crossings. Usually there aren’t instructions though - just bright flags to increase visibility.


This isn’t about the number of abortions though. This is about access as a right for everyone. Not just for people who are born in the right place. Not just for those with the time and money to travel hundreds of miles. Oh, and the effectiveness of pills isn’t high enough that I would want to have to gamble on it.


Why are you offended to the point of an in depth post by people pushing a change in the narrative of the Americas? To me it reads as someone trying to push back on the ‘woke mob’ with a seemingly logical defense. Is that how you feel about it?

I would totally agree with your symantic argument if I didn’t know how this narrative was taught and commonly understood. Is this a topic that needs your energy, thought, and engagement?


You’re right, the ruling passed the authority to the states. There are some where there will be no change, but also some that have already criminalized it. The trouble is that regardless of what your local government decides access to safe and effective abortions is no longer a right guaranteed by our strongest institutions.

Also wtf “we don’t regulate guns but we regulate women”

Yep, one is dangerous and a threat to children that needs strict laws to keep the public safe. The other is a gun.


Access to safe abortions (formerly a constitutional right like free speech and guns) will be entirely removed in large parts of the country. Raped by a family member and the pregnancy is threatening your life? Oh well, you have no right to life or bodily autonomy.


A lot of people. Most of my roommates would think of that as a quick shower. What do they do in there? I have no idea.



Real question - does 4x antibodies equal 4x effectiveness? I image that is true for some part of the effectiveness/antibodies curve, but I seems like nonsense that more is better after you hit some critical mass.


With a sweat bee on it for good measure
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Thanks for the links. Where I grew up we used yellow birch twigs because they are a little minty. I didn’t realize it was a thing anywhere else.


Sticks can be bad for dogs because of mouth splinters and certain woods are hard enough to damage teeth. This product makes sense to me even if I would never buy it.


You might be able to flash free firmware to your router like dd-wrt (https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/) and get better options. Not a hard thing to do if you’ve ever installed an OS or are good at following directions.


Sounds fishy. Your hours worked and hourly pay rate should be on the stub. Do those match what you’re expecting? If those are right, there should be deductions amounting to the difference between your expected pay and actual.


Plants don’t often have complete proteins, but the can be eaten together to make a complete protein. For instance grains and legumes make a complete protein (like rice and beans or peanutbutter on bread). This is an easy to use diagram https://www.bodybuilding.com/images/2016/november/complete-proteins-infographic-v2-640xh.jpg



Visualization of browser dominance
Just interesting and a nostalgic watch.

You’re half right. Anything that you want browning on cannot be cooked in a microwave. Anything you would just give a short steam you can. Just need to understand the tool and its uses. High end restaurants use a microwave as part of normal dinner service (they pull out the dinging bell so you don’t notice though).


In addition to plain room temp tap water I will compare it to a different heating method. For me that will be stove top. I will edit this with results when the water cools.

Background: I decided to take this up because things are easier to taste at room temperature than if they’re hot or cold. My previous comparison was done with hot tea and this seems like a better straight up control even if it doesn’t directly reflect the real world use.

Method: I used unfiltered city water that is pretty average - not hard or anything like that. I brought it to just a boil with each method then left to come to room temperature. I tasted and so did my roommate. I marked the glasses and they mixed them up so neither of us knew which was which.

Results: There was a definite difference between boiled and not. Both boiled had a slight drying feel compared to straight from the tap and left to come up to room temp. There was an extremely slight difference between stove and microwave. The stove tasted a tiny bit flatter/blander and the microwave tasted a little more minerally. We could only find the differences by tasting very, very closely and I thought the flatter tasting one was going to be the microwave. Both of us would rather drink the straight tap water than boiled and cooled water.

Conclusions: For my use case the taste difference is so insignificant that it doesn’t matter. It is also only a difference and not a better/worse judgement. I could probably do more to help the taste of my water by adding a filter than by adding a kettle.

Further research: I would be curious to see how the trial plays out in areas with hard water. The mineral taste from the microwave might be stronger in an area with a higher mineral content in the water to begin with.



I suppose that could be true. I don’t clean my microwave much and have never noticed a problem. If it is a problem for water it would be a problem for anything you put in there.


I never scrolled down that far on the page.
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Shown in its native habitat
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This plant works hard to clean the water I keep out for wildlife. This one grabbed up so much nitrogen/phosphorus that it got pot bound in one year. I split it in half so each half has twice as much room to grow this year.
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tldr: urban woodland edges around Boston are accumulating carbon faster than expected because the soil microbiome is less functional than in more rural systems. How long that will work as a C sink is unknown.

I thought I would throw this out to everyone in an easy way after seeing this post https://lemmy.ca/post/76405 What do you think the lemming mascot of Lemmy should be called? Top level comments should just be the name.

Suicide hotline shares data with for profit company
“These are people at their worst moments. Using that data to help other people is one thing, but commercializing it just seems like a real ethical line for a nonprofit to cross.” Jennifer King, privacy and data policy fellow at Stanford University

Lablabi (adapted from a Milk Street recipe)
This is one of the best tasting and easiest things I make. If you don't want to buy harissa you can make your own pretty easily and keep the cost down. The measurements don't need to be precise at all, so I only translated to metric using numbers I thought I could multiply in my head. Let me know if I made a mistake. **Ingredients** *For cooking* 3-5 quarts water or veggie stock (4-6 L) 2 cups dried chickpeas (0.5 L) Kosher salt and ground black pepper (to taste) 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (75 mL) 1 large yellow onion, chopped 6 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons tomato paste (30 mL) 2 tablespoons ground cumin, toasted (30 mL) 6 tablespoons harissa (90 mL) 2 tablespoons lemon juice (30 mL) *For Toppings* 8 ounces (250 g) crusty bread (stale works), sliced 1/2-inch-thick (1cm)and torn into bite-size pieces 2 tablespoons lemon juice (30 mL) Extra-virgin olive oil Harissa 2 tablespoons ground cumin, toasted (30 mL) 1/2 cup drained capers (120 mL) 1/2 cup chopped pitted green olives (120 mL) 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves (120 mL) 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (120 mL) Lemon wedges **Method** Cook olive oil, onion, garlic cloves, tomato paste, ground cumin, harissa, salt, and black pepper in a pot on medium until the onions soften. Add chickpeas and water/stock and cook until the beans are done - 1 hr or so. Reduce or add water until it is as thick as you want it. I like it as a very thick stew. Stir in lemon juice once everything is cooked and remove from heat. Toss bread cubes in olive oil and toast on stove or in oven. Remove when toasted but before they get hard. Or use them untoasted if, like me, you don't want to wash another dish. To serve put some bread cubes in a bowl and laddle the stew over them. Add the toppings in the ingredient list. The stew portion freezes well, so you can scale the recipe up if you want some for next week too.

Is this a cat?
![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/SWdC2xDbVt.jpg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/cMFUZOPfI5.jpg)
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Opinions on Divested Computing Group
Does anyone have experience with this organization (https://divested.dev)? There isn't any footprint I can find of them outside their repos and message boards. I am specifically interested in their general credibility and legitimacy. To a lesser extent, I'm interested in views of their effectiveness at enhancing privacy and/or security.

Looking for a new mobile OS
I have been running lineageOS on my OnePlus 2. I liked it, but Lineage has stopped supporting my phone. There are two options that I have been able to find as replacements - postmarketOS and /e/OS. Any thoughts on those or other recommendation? Anything that gets security updates, is open source, and is functional meets my needs.

Here is a video demonstrating how to make inari (tofu pouches filled with rice). Sushi purists might take issue with some of his technique, but they probably don't need to watch this anyways :)

Firefox banned at work
Do any of you have thoughts on a business case for continued use of Firefox for an individual? Why? My employer is moving to uninstall all instances of Firefox on company computers for 'security reasons' in favor of Edge and Chrome. I would be allowed to keep it if I could make a business case for it. There is no legit reason why I can't get my work done with another browser, but I am going to push hoping just being a squeaky wheel is good enough. My guess is folks on here will have clearer thinking on this than me. Does anyone out there think my IT dept is making a good decision?

Tesla Valve Explained With Fire
A fun watch of propane going either way through a Tesla valve and being ignited.

Yumm sauce
This is a copycat recipe from a restaurant. They serve it on top of rice, beans, olives, cilantro, and green onions. We put it on anything that needs a little something extra and change up the spices to match. It is supposed to be thick like a cheese sauce, but it tastes like its own thing. Anyways: Materials 1/2 cup Canola Oil 1/2 cup Almonds toasted 1/2 cup Chickpeas cooked and drained 1/2 cup Water 1/2 cup Freshly squeezed Juice of 1 Lemon 1/3 cup Nutritional Yeast Flakes 2 cloves Garlic crushed 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1 teaspoon Curry Powder 1/4 cup Cilantro chopped Instructions Place oil, almonds, chickpeas and water into a food processor or blender. Process until smooth. Add remaining ingredients. Process again until smooth. Store, covered (not too tightly, at first, the yeast may need to expand), in the refrigerator, until ready to use. Text copied from: https://secretcopycatrestaurantrecipes.com/cafe-yumm-yumm-sauce-recipe/
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The large flowered collomia (Collomia grandiflora) is just starting to bloom around me. They are annual and have cool blue pollen (typically pollen is yellow). You can see the pollen on the anthers at the center of each flower. I am going to keep tossing these out into the ether unless I hear differently from the group. I have been doing flowers just because their showy, but if anyone has requests let me know (eg trees, sedges, garden plants). Also, I have been avoiding having pollinators in the photos on the assumption that any animal makes most people ignore plant. Any thoughts on that?

Anti to Pro
Sometimes defining things by what they aren't creates a lot of ambiguity. As in what do you actually want if not consumerism. So, fellow anti-consumerists, what do you value that is in opposition to consumerism? I am for (pro) the respectful use of resources. We need to give back at least what we take (called mutualism in ecological terms) and consumerism, even in its name, breaks that link and cycle.

Question about wave/particles interacting
Does it make sense to ask: How hard does a photon hit an object? Does the waviness of photons make that a dumb question? If it does then what is a more correct way of conceptualizing the interaction of a photon with, for example, a light receptor? Or does the analogy in my head of a ball hitting a wall fairly represent the behavior of a photon at the moment of impact?

This one is meadow-foam (Limnanthes douglasii). It's annual that is native to prairies of the west coast of North America. Smells great, looks cool, and bugs like it. Comercially, similar plants are grown for the oil from their seeds. The seeds off this one will just fall where they want to sprout up in spring of '22.
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