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Alright! I'm posting it! Here!

A design for a better kind of social tool for information discovery and discussion!

I'm fairly sure we should make it!

@syntacticsugarglider this isn't important cause I'm pretty sure I have a workaround, but it bugs me a lot that this doesn't work.

What would I even search to find out what is going wrong with the borrowchecker here
Do you know what its deal is? Does this case have a name or some objective criteria by which I could have anticipated that the borrow checker would have a problem with this prior to it yelling at me?

Part of the reason we are going to need nuclear it is that we also are definitely going to need to do a lot of energy-intensive direct air capture (DAC) and storage. A good article about that is

Unlike solar radiation management, decarbonisation can't just be done by an enlightened few. It will need to be a global shift. You and I have a lot of evangelism to do.

I am going to start by reading Nuclear 2.0 and learning about the new reactors. They sound neat.

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Mark Lynas "thinks that once you believe in a climate emergency, you have to rethink your opposition to nuclear energy."

"You end up with nowhere else to go"

"I know people in Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, and all of these mainstream groups who know perfectly well that you’ve got to have nuclear as a major part of the mix to solve climate change, but they would be sacked if they said so"

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My new video series, World's Least Haunted Places, proves wildly successful amongst the Wimp community

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Calculating cultural semiotics so intensely that the sweat on my head is turned to steam. The other meditators break their concentration and scramble away. A whirlwind briefly churns, and then goes silent. My eyes snap open. Slavoj Zizek is the Wonderbread Guy

Does Arcosanti have a mastodon??

(arcosanti is this and it's one of the most beautiful things and it must be protected)

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Wondering whether I really like amaranth chickpeas, or whether my body has become confused and thinks it's extraordinarily high in vitamin D because I started taking supplements with it at around the same time I started making it

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@clacke @xj9 The tabletop game that I've been developing, Witching Lands, is about this. Means to violence play a role in it, but if the players are good at the game, they will never be used.

Violence mostly only happens if the negotiation process gets lost in such pathological delusions that it benefits a person to step outside of it and act directly. An extreme event, for advanced players it should never happen. I look forward to finding out if that "should" holds together in reality.

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"A physical confrontation occurs due to the failure of all rational means of intellectual negotiation and is the most degrading event in which a martial artist can become involved. It means you must resort to physical rather than mental skills to protect yourself, which can be construed as a failure from the philosophical standpoint."

-- George Kirby

It feels kinda dirty though cause these marketplaces are not transparent at all, 2/3 aliexpress sellers will lie about at least one feature of the product, and there will be no environmental or labor condition audits to be seen anywhere.

But for a lot of stuff I don't think there's really an alternative. A lot of the physical stores you'll go to buy their stuff from aliexpress and so are just as bad and even less transparent and are also ripping you off.

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Should I make a subreddit for merveilles-adjacent people to curate aliexpress (and amazon?)

We generally have better taste (both for usability and aesthetic) than its recommender algorithm, so I think it would be useful

I'm sort of obsessed with non-destructive construction aesthetic. No nails, no glues, everything connected with bolts and clamps and joinery, no wire ever laid in a place you wont be able to reach later, nothing permanent, everything renegotiable.

Follow these principles and experimentation will have no material costs.

I don't know how practical it is, but I was raised on Lego and Data and an edict of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and so I do not know if I can live well any other way, I just need it

Hm other sources are saying it's a complete protein, maybe they just mean it can be improved a fair bit with the addition of wheat.

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If it turns out that the real reason I love this is because I started taking vitamin D pills at around the same time as I started making it (usually eaten during the meal) that's going to be disappointing

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Hm. Nope, not a complete protein apparently: "Amaranth grain is deficient in essential amino acids such as leucine and threonine[9][10] – (both of which are present in wheat germ)"

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An unprofessional recipe for the staple meal I have been scarfing for like 2 months now, Amaranth Chickpea:
(I might update the review once I've measured and perfected the quantities involved)

"may well be at the very optimum of nutrition, taste, ease of cooking and affordability"

Dream that the country or maybe the entire world was flooding. The defense force were giving children helepacks and telling them to just fly east as far as they could.

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Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.