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I'm still thinking about this video I watched on youtube a week or two ago: youtube.com/watch?v=sRPP4Ilpxs

In one section, the farmer that is being interviewed talks about how he deliberately kept a chestnut tree with "chestnut blight".

> Chestnut blight is ubiquitous in the eastern part of north america. If a tree is going to get chestnut blight here I want to know early on in its life...

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random thought: parallel universe in which humans domesticated bears instead of wolves

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canada: our population is aging and our birth rate is so low.. what ever will we do?
me: hire more people to process immigration applications? reduce the delay for citizenship?
canada: if only there was something we could do
me: but!
canada: anything at all 🤷

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oh you like decentralization? my friend, what vegetables are growing in your garden? my brother, how is your soil produced? dearest comrade, how many worms live in your compost?

every time someone gets angry and vents at an open-source project, a senior developer who could have helped with the root problem decides to give up tech and move into the woods

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When we're constantly losing pieces of our culture to DRM and proprietary services having their plugs pulled, it's nice to see something like this happening, even once.

kotaku.com.au/2022/07/acmi-acq

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NASA has announced the images and data that will be shown at the JWST press conference next week! If you haven't already, now is the time to mark your calendars for Tuesday July 12th at 10:30 am Eastern! 🗓️

This is the first real *science quality* data that the public will see!!

On the exoplanet side, we recently heard rumors that they planned to show an exoplanet spectrum at this event - and now we know what target! I'll put some info about WASP-96b in a thread below ⬇️

nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2022/

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the tech worker urge to just say fuck it all and go completely off the grid and doing gardening or baking or some shit

my partner and I finally chopped up the pineapple fruit from the plant that has been growing for about two years. not very big, but very sweet and flavourful.

He describes the method as STUN; Sheer Total Utter Neglect.

> The ones that get diseases and die they're gone. I know that they're not any good for here.

My partner and I have struggled with certain kinds of pests eating our tomatoes, okra, and certain flowers. Meanwhile, plants that grew out of seeds in our compost are doing well, even when we thought they were weeds and tried to kill them. Our frangipani, guava, and hazelnut have gone weeks without any direct care.

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> ...cause I don't want to waste my lifetime or a century or 4000 years raising a tree that's susceptible to a disease when we can get something next to it that doesn't have it.

By planting densely with high genetic diversity the presence of these diseases helps establish a forest that will grow without labour-intensive management, pesticides, fungicides, etc.

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I'm still thinking about this video I watched on youtube a week or two ago: youtube.com/watch?v=sRPP4Ilpxs

In one section, the farmer that is being interviewed talks about how he deliberately kept a chestnut tree with "chestnut blight".

> Chestnut blight is ubiquitous in the eastern part of north america. If a tree is going to get chestnut blight here I want to know early on in its life...

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Do not read everything you believe on the Internet.

there are lap bears, herding bears, hunting bears, service bears, etc.

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just like wolves and dogs, wild bears still exist but we have a domestic version which has a distinct name

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random thought: parallel universe in which humans domesticated bears instead of wolves

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This is an actively used railway. This is what we could take to work, shop, and hangout instead of miles of asphalt. Human technology and nature can co-exist if we fight for it, and if we're willing to let go of failed projects like the highway system.

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oh you like decentralization? my friend, what vegetables are growing in your garden? my brother, how is your soil produced? dearest comrade, how many worms live in your compost?

the watermelon seeds I planted about a week ago have sprouted 😍

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what if instead of 'artificial' intelligence we call them 'superficial' intelligence, because they only give off the appearance of intelligence at this point

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