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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?

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I will become very upset if someone demands to have a meeting with me on "the metaverse"

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"A Dutch city will become the first in the world to ban meat adverts from public spaces in an effort to reduce consumption and greenhouse gas emissions."

"Haarlem, which lies to the west of Amsterdam and has a population of about 160,000, will enact the prohibition from 2024 after meat was added to a list of products deemed to contribute to the climate crisis."

#Netherlands #Amsterdam #Haarlem #Adverts #GreenHouseGasses #Climate #ClimateCrisis

theguardian.com/world/2022/sep

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Why are we just letting multiple private companies fill the dark and quiet night sky with competing constellations of satellites?

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Reports are coming out of the United Kingdom that dissidents are being disappeared by state security forces for protesting the installment of Charles Windsor as supreme spiritual leader of the secretive hermit kingdom in the European far west. Pro-democracy groups are calling for free and fair elections in Britain but has so far been met with nothing but repression from the regime.

Britain-watchers have long seen Mr. Windsor as the hand-picked successor to the previous leader Elizabeth Windsor who died under mysterious circumstances last week and regard him as a hardliner who is unlikely to make any progress towards the transition to democracy. Shops, state media and public spaces are displaying portraits and praises of the previous leader and sources are already reporting the formation of a cult of personality around Mr. Windsor.

Britain remains a nation torn apart by centuries-old ethnic and religious divides. Despite the great wealth of the nation’s oligarchs little progress has been made to alleviate the humanitarian situation since the end of the civil war in the 1990’s.

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We honor the memory of our inspiring friend David Graeber, who passed away two years ago today.

Please read something he wrote this weekend.

You could start with this essay exploring how we can set long-term goals so as not to be caught off guard by our victories:

cwc.im/ShockofVictory

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" Does it seem in any way peculiar to you that an expression of altruism has become an avatar of behavior that is immoral, dishonorable, and sullied? Alternatively, does it not strike you as bizarre that, by defining cheating as the process of helping others, we implicitly are saying that not being helpful, that being narcissistic and selfish, is a prototypical expression of academic decency-and honor?" (3/3)

~Jerry B. Harvey

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"Does it strike you as odd, though, that virtually all educational institu-
tions in our culture, from kindergarten through college, define cheating as giving aid to others or receiving aid from them? More specifically, does it strike you as unusual that we define cheating as an act of helping or being helped by others?" (2/?)

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looking at the first assignment for one of my classes, and lowkey a lil excited for a business class that starts off the reading with this:

"As a professor of organization behavior I have long believed that I have an ethical responsibility to encourage students in my classes to cheat." (1/?)

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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