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Oh wow thank you! Added to my book list, much appreciated!


No worries about the length of time. Would you happen to know the book you read? I’d be real interested in reading it! I’m very aware of skin barrier damage (had acne when a teenager and killed the barrier so I kept getting acne until I healed that up!) but never thought about those stinky bits having their own…something to ponder on


Finding out that 70% of all US babies are formula fed really messed me up. I want to blame the parents here for choosing formula over breast milk, but for some, the absolute abyssmal family leave laws of the US makes it difficult for many families to breastfeed their children. This situation not only shows how bad it is to rely on industry for you babies exclusive food for 6 months, but also policies surrounding birth and childrearing in general.


https://bigboy.us/other/aws/

That’s a how to guide for blocking Amazon and their web services! Will friend be sharing the project? Sounds cool!


They really just amped up the dramtics, a lot more fire/movement/explosions than the chapter but still the same castle and theme!


I’ve actually read that using soap everywhere actually might be harming our skin barrier if showering every day. It seems soap on the armpits, genitals, and any stinky parts are the only place you should wash daily.

The article in question: https://web.archive.org/web/20220121065824/https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/25/magazine/my-no-soap-no-shampoo-bacteria-rich-hygiene-experiment.html

Also, haven’t read it yet, but “The Joy of Sweat” by Sarah Everts seems like a good look at sweat.

But also, yeah use deodorant around other people. I’d suggest something unscented because really fragrant smells can be just as aggressively stinky (in the opposite way) as natural sweat.


Episode 5 was NOTHING like the manga and I kinda love it for that. Really took advantage of the general action and make it so cool. You can tell Anya was so happy!!!


The first mistake was picking up a random phone call. Can’t get scammed if you never pick up haha!

But yeah, if money is involved, I initiate the call to the person. If you didnt call, don’t give out information!


As someone who lives with their parents in adulthood and is planning on moving soon but racked with guilt about leaving, most of the people I talked to about this seem to say that you need to live your own life. So basically, think only of your own wants and needs and not others. Even tho I’ll be farther than my other sibling, I’ll probably still be the one my parents lean on for support. For me, I always saw myself as taking care of my parents out of my love for them. So I’m not bothered by my siblings lack of care because I’m motivated through my own desire to help and care. Idk if that helps?


Hmm if you just want a plant, the ZZ Plant is a fantastic beginner plant. For vegetable growing, I’d suggest tomatos. I don’t have a flower plant recommendation unfortunately.


Such a great episode! Loved the manga and happy to see it be animated!


1000km is around 621 miles, which is what I get for my car. This is seriously huge but unfortunate it’s a pricey brand rather than something more affordable for consumers like rural and small town residence.


For the second point, do you soak your dishes? That helps get rid of most food and stains or at least makes it extremely easy to scrape off. If you put dishes under/in water immediately you can save effort from scraping off dried food too


Good investment? Nah, that thing loses value like it’s a job. Car investments are worthless from what I’ve seen. On the brightside, the market for used cars is actually in high demand so you’ll get more for a car than in other times. Car buying, if you dont have a downpayment or good credit, is very difficult so sticking with owner sales would be your best bet, or short term rental like mentioned. Alternative, any coworkers who live around you? As someone who carpools with a coworker, it’s not a bad thing to do.


It’s in water bottles too, and tap water. This stuff is everywhere and terrifying to know it can transverse throughout the body it seems.


If I’m being honest, most of those middle housing models are available in my city. I’d say a good third of the houses in the city is duplex/triplex. I think this is more aimed at bigger cities and suburbs which, fair I suppose


This series made me cry tears of joy, so pure, so queer, it was perfect and so sad it ended. Felt there was still so much to talk about



"On the new map, new farming areas for major crops are added in the United States’ midwest region—referred to as the corn belt—as well as in the Sahara desert. This new farmland would replace large swaths of agricultural land in Europe and India, which would, in turn, be restored to natural habitat." "Additionally, the “redesign"... would erase the need for irrigation entirely, relying instead on natural rainfall in wet regions to keep the crops growing."

>...if a land owner died without a will, that land would be divided up among the owner’s heirs. Once they passed on, the land would be further divided among their heirs. While property might be in a single family’s control for generations, they don’t have legal title or claim to the land. That means they cannot easily sell the land or consolidate fractured acreages.

This is an extremely detailed series and I am thoroughly enjoying the reading. Despite not knowing much about tech, I feel like I’m able to follow along for the most part. Kudos


I think this would be a really cool idea and not one I can think of already so would be interested


Hmmm that’s a good point, and interesting they don’t mention it


>...vanillin also can be made synthetically using chemicals derived from petroleum. To create it from plastic, instead, researchers genetically modified a strain of E. coli bacteria so that it can make vanillin from terephthalic acid (TA)—a raw material used in the production of plastic bottles, which can be broken down using special enzymes that reduce them to their basic chemical components.2 Because it uses microbial fermentation, the chemistry is similar to that of brewing beer. >According to the paper, approximately 85% of the world’s vanillin is synthesized from chemicals that are derived from fossil fuels, including crude oil. >Being able to create vanillin with plastic instead of petroleum means increasing vanillin supply while mitigating plastic waste, reducing industrial reliance on fossil fuels, and preserving forests.

"Breathing" Computer system
This is so cool, a passive air cooling system using magnets and water pumps to cool a high performance computer. For those of us who don't go that hard with computing, this would be a perfect system to cool a computer and looks so solarpunk.

> Are US corporations liable for human rights violations in partner companies if they happen overseas? Not according to the latest judgement from the Supreme Court.

> To identify dams that might pose the most serious risk to toxic waste sites, Undark searched for dams in the national database that are both high-hazard and older than 50 years, the age after which many dams require renovations. To narrow our search, we selected dams that sit 6 or fewer miles away from and appear in satellite images to be upstream of an EPA-listed toxic waste site. Experts say that many dams would flood much farther than 6 miles. > We focused our search on the nation’s highest priority cleanup sites, as indicated by a designation of Superfund (for non-operating sites) or RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, for operating sites). We considered 5,695 of these sites, including both current and former sites. Types and levels of contamination vary widely across sites, as would the impact of any flooding. > Using this methodology, we identified at least 81 aging high-hazard dams that could flood portions of at least one toxic waste site if they failed, potentially spreading contaminated material into surrounding communities and exposing hundreds or thousands of people — in the case of very large dams, many more — to health hazards atop significant environmental impacts. At least six of the dams identified were in “poor” or “unsafe” condition during their most recent inspection.

> “Over the past year-and-a-half, I've been doing some healing and self-reflective work. And through this work, I've had the revelation that I identify as non-binary,” Demi shared. "With that said, I'll be officially changing my pronouns to they/them. I feel that this best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression and allows me to feel most authentic and true to the person I both know I am, and am still discovering."

The Ace and Aro Advocacy Project's May Themed Chat for the 29th and 30th
> As many of us start being able to engage in more in-person activities safely, this month focuses on the kinds of and ways that we enjoy leisure activities, and how being aspec might impact those activities. This can be anything from the entertainment we consume, to the people we spend free time with, to the decisions on when to go out vs. stay in, to the activities one might do alone that are expected to be done with a partner of some kind. > This month’s chat will take place from Saturday, May 29 to Sunday, May 30, from 10am Saturday through 1:00 am Sunday, then 10:00 am – 11:59 PM Sunday Eastern Daylight Time. (That’s 2 PM GMT Saturday through 5 AM GMT  Sunday, then re-opening Sunday at 2 PM again until 4 AM GMT.) Per usual we will have 2 hour voice chats both days, the first starting at at 11 AM Eastern (3 PM GMT) and the second at 4 PM Eastern (8 PM GMT).

The Ace and Aro Advocacy Project's May Themed Chat for the 29th and 30th
>As many of us start being able to engage in more in-person activities safely, this month focuses on the kinds of and ways that we enjoy leisure activities, and how being aspec might impact those activities. This can be anything from the entertainment we consume, to the people we spend free time with, to the decisions on when to go out vs. stay in, to the activities one might do alone that are expected to be done with a partner of some kind. > This month’s chat will take place from Saturday, May 29 to Sunday, May 30, from 10am Saturday through 1:00 am Sunday, then 10:00 am – 11:59 PM Sunday Eastern Daylight Time. (That’s 2 PM GMT Saturday through 5 AM GMT Sunday, then re-opening Sunday at 2 PM again until 4 AM GMT.) Per usual we will have 2 hour voice chats both days, the first starting at at 11 AM Eastern (3 PM GMT) and the second at 4 PM Eastern (8 PM GMT).

> But while there’s a huge focus on planting trees, there’s little on where those seedlings will come from. A study published in February in Frontiers in Forest and Global Change, authored by 17 environmental scientists, including ones from the Nature Conservancy, the USDA Forest Service, American Forests, and academic institutions, outlines that we are already short more than 2 billion seedlings per year—and that’s just to get halfway to meeting the reforesting potential of the lower 48 states. They estimated that there are 133 million acres to reforest by the year 2040, which would require 34 billion seedlings. According to the study, the US currently produces about 1.3 billion seedlings a year, which means a 2.4-fold increase is needed.


[Question] Home Server Relocating
I started self hosting with a home server last year, and had put it in a room in the house where there was an ethernet port. Last week, me and my dad wired up the house with ethernet ports and a switch and now I want to move my home server from it's current location to a different room in the house. Is there any sort of guidance or guide about how to properly move a server? I don't want to mess up my server since it is a repurposed old desktop. I also run Yunohost on it if that's important to know.

Home Server Relocating
I started self hosting with a home server last year, and had put it in a room in the house where there was an ethernet port. Last week, me and my dad wired up the house with ethernet ports and a switch and now I want to move my home server from it's current location to a different room in the house. Is there any sort of guidance or guide about how to properly move a server? I don't want to mess up my server since it is a repurposed old desktop. I also run Yunohost on it if that's important to know.


> CTUIR grows only native plants—defined as indigenous species that evolved naturally in an ecosystem—and its sales to landscapers and home gardeners make up only a small portion of its business. The nursery’s main mission is to grow native plants that will go towards revegetating natural wildlife habitats in the high desert, upland and wetland areas of eastern Oregon and southeastern Washington.



For those who consume dairy, would you try alcohol dairy?

> After attempting to convince the city to establish a municipal network, organizers turned to the idea of a cooperatively owned model, the kind of radical concept recently in the realm of activist dreams. Workers co-own the company; the building residents own the network; the C-Suite doesn’t extract a cent. Residents pay for the installation fee in monthly increments, which organizers believe might range from $300-$400 per apartment. But residents cover the cost similar to a mortgage, in monthly payments of around $10-$20, which also covers service.