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Cake day: Mar 26, 2021


If something is slippery or waterproof it is has a very good chance of containing some sort of PFAS. They are in clothes both as part of fabric and waterproof coating. The same goes for upholstery and carpets. Also in makeup. They are used in nonstick pans and in a ton of food packaging. They are everywhere. I agree that manufacture needs to stop and think DuPont et al need to pay for cleanup at the very least.

What possible other tricks? Multiple physical barriers - masks, distance, air flow/filtration and a biological ones - vaccine, testing, antivirals. The only lost front here is the societal one. People don’t use the above methods, so it can seem like they don’t work. The prevention/control methods work. We don’t.

::Spoiler:: It doesn’t really waste half the energy, but the way it shifts energy around is interesting.

one whole store

? There are about 250 stores that have approved unionization across a large area impacting 6500 employees. It did start with one store though.

it makes sense doesn’t it

No. I believe that Starbucks is trying to make the most of the situation, but they would dissolve the union or would’ve blocked it in the first place if they could.

Are you saying the entire unionization effort is a set up for publicity?

I think you might be conflating union actions with reporting on union actions. The union is representing its members, but the reporting starts by focusing on the free cup. Vice definitely isn’t a worker forward publication. The union is asking for support they would like right at the top of their home page: https://sbworkersunited.org/

Also, unions don’t end at corporate boundaries. Read the FAQ on the above link to see how the Starbucks union fits into the local union landscape.

No, we don’t understand the impact of bumble bees (or any other species) fully. There is no way we could replace them. We might be able to pollinate what they pollinated, but that would be llike replacing trees with solar panels.

Very real. I work in remote places where I have to find high ground, stand on my truck, and hold my phone as high as possible just to get SMS in/out. There is no reason to expect there will ever be anymore towers up there, so data or even calls are a no go.

One thing for everyone to remember is that this isn’t a precision food. Get it close and adjust for taste. The recipe you like will be a little different from this any way. Don’t sweat the details. Give it plenty of time on the simmer, eat it with some good toppings to wake up the flavors, and you won’t go wrong.

Many, many local ecological restoration and preservation groups. By their nature they need to be rooted in their place, so look up your local one.

And by fix it ‘later’ I mean removing chunks of mislain bricks at random without supporting the rest of the wall.

We need someone to start a citizen funded, billion dollar trial though to prove the materials work. Enter SteElon ™ wheels maybe?

Hmm, then for the busiest roads we could strap a bunch of cars together and have them accelerate and brake as a single unit to save space.

You could do this now if you wanted. All you would need is management of user access based on payment status. That could be manually done if you don’t want to be huge.

Phones out in public?! Finally, I don’t have to lug this cell phone around anymore. -Futurama

Yep, private 1st class if we work hard after being drafted.

Click baity title. The exact time is “A possible plan, which will include three-hour intervals of no power at UK homes in the winter, has now been released.” The steps of which are to ask for compliance, enforce compliance on industry, then enforce 3 hour blackouts on residential.

Are both answers truthful, logical, and accurate?

Need help choosing a Funkwhale (and other fediverse) instance(s)
I am looking to just dip my toes on a couple of other platforms. What I am finding while trying to choose an instance for Funkwhale (or Friendica, Pixelfed, etc) is that there is very little in the way of descriptions for finding something to match me and I would just be choosing at random. I am using the official sites' server recommendations/lists to look through and am really getting no info that is helpful to me. Does anyone know of other resources? My best option at this point is to use a throw away account to get on any server then spend just enough time interacting to find a good one and try to join it. Does that seem reasonable?

With a sweat bee on it for good measure

Visualization of browser dominance
Just interesting and a nostalgic watch.

I never scrolled down that far on the page.

Shown in its native habitat

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.

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)

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/

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.