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Senate may have the votes to scrap Biden's nursing home staffing mandate
  • The nursing shortage is exacerbated by understaffed facilities. Nurses quit because they're expected to do too much with very little help.

    Larger staffing requirements will help this problem, and make it so nurses are not so overworked.

    You can't wait until there's no more shortage to improve working conditions, because the poor working conditions are the bulk of the problem.

  • Trump denies mocking soldiers, says only "a psycho" would have called them "losers" and "suckers"
  • And it needs to be in the constitution, and quick.

    Just imagine what horrors would show up if we extend life (even if only for the super wealthy) to 150, 200, more?

    People could consolidate power and hold onto it for centuries, not just decades.

  • Comedian Tig Notaro's 8-year-old son didn't realize she & her wife are gay
  • I wasn't a big fan of her standup back in the day, but she grew on me.

    Her scenes in Army of the Dead were fantastic, especially considering she was just pasted into the movie in post production.

    She has a unique style, and it's certainly not for everyone.

  • Wildlife recovery centre reminds residents to be mindful of baby deer
  • Found one in my yard while mowing, it's really interesting how they literally just won't react to you at all. They just sit there completely calm and motionless no matter what is going on around them.

    Just stopped mowing and left it alone. Next day it was gone.

  • EVs Could Last Nearly Forever—If Car Companies Let Them
  • Trade in value drops very rapidly for non-iphones after a year or two. You can often get 50% back on the purchase by trading in a functional phone.

    If you buy a new phone every 2 years or every 4 years, it's often about the same total out of pocket cost (with a lot of exceptions)

  • A supportive husband
  • The real answer is that nobody knows because nobody wrote it down.

    The most likely reason is because the old game and watch was a single button where the A was on the original NES (famicom) and that was the primary button, then the secondary button, or B, was placed slightly inward where it was assumed it would be used less.

  • Doctors issue urgent warning to anyone who drinks energy drinks
  • It's poor reporting, but not necessarily poor research.

    Out of the 144, how many of them were under 42 years old.

    All we know from this article is that some number of 20-42 year olds had a cardiac arrest correlated with energy drinks. That age group is extremely young to have a cardiac arrest.

    If the 7 they looked at were all otherwise healthy 20-42 year olds, that consumed high levels of energy drinks, then there might be more to the story. Especially if they didn't find any otherwise healthy 20-42 year olds that had a cardiac arrest and did not consume energy drinks.

    Though with only the information in the article, we have no way to understand what is really being said.

  • This makes cabinet doors SO SIMPLE! (and cheap!)
  • Honestly, the a lot of his episodes are just "buy this one thing, and all your woodworking problems will end!" but this one got me.

    I usually just make squared doors like a normal human, but I think the 15° bevel may just be the answer to a problem I didn't know I had.

    I have a router table I made this winter, and I'm redoing my kitchen (any day now) so I just ordered these. No idea if they'll be worth it, but he got me.

  • Who's gonna tell the boss?
  • I did the same thing to our firetruck on a call. We didn't have an extra set of keys.

    Surprised I didn't end up on a TikTok firefighter fail using a slimjim to get back into the truck.

  • Disaster with the floating garden

    The experimental mat has been out for about a week now, but extremely high winds during a storm last night pulled up a corner of the mat spilling out the contents.

    Luckily the majority of the plants were able to be saved, so we have one empty spot now.

    I added some weights to the four corners to hopefully prevent this from happening again.

    This is why we're experimenting! Learning what works and what doesn't with the setup.

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    Floating Island Garden

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/15830343

    > Our retention pond in our neighborhood has a lot of algae and problematic plant growth due to the surrounding farms and lawn runoff, so we're experimenting with a floating island to pull nutrients out before they can cause problems. This will also provide some interesting flowering plants, and more fish habitats. > > Will be an interesting experiment to see what survives and what does poorly. > > Zinnias, sunflowers, marigolds, and a few others are in net pots, inserted into cutouts in EVA foam mats. > > Design is from: > http://www.beemats.com/ > > More reading: > https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/02/flowers-grown-floating-on-polluted-waterways-can-help-clean-up-nutrient-runoff/ > > https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666765723000637?via%3Dihub >

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    Floating Island Garden

    Our retention pond in our neighborhood has a lot of algae and problematic plant growth due to the surrounding farms and lawn runoff, so we're experimenting with a floating island to pull nutrients out before they can cause problems. This will also provide some interesting flowering plants, and more fish habitats.

    Will be an interesting experiment to see what survives and what does poorly.

    Zinnias, sunflowers, marigolds, and a few others are in net pots, inserted into cutouts in EVA foam mats.

    Design is from: http://www.beemats.com/

    More reading: https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/02/flowers-grown-floating-on-polluted-waterways-can-help-clean-up-nutrient-runoff/

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666765723000637?via%3Dihub

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    www.universetoday.com China Creates a High-Resolution Atlas of the Moon

    Multiple space agencies are looking to send crewed missions to the Moon’s southern polar region in this decade and the next. Moreover, they intend to create the infrastructure that will allow for a sustained human presence, exploration, and economic development. This requires that the local geograph...

    China Creates a High-Resolution Atlas of the Moon

    Really important step towards expanding our research on the moon, is creating highly detailed maps of the entire surface.

    China is doing some great work on building out infrastructure and studies of the moon. They're the only country that's brought back any moon rocks in decades.

    Space Race 3.0 is on, and we'll see how different approaches to the research and manned missions will move forward.

    The US is currently building out an extremely upfront cost heavy project, but with a lot of long term benefits.

    China is building a more straightforward moon project, but with higher ongoing costs, as much of the infrastructure is disposable (more like Apollo).

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    The Float Life - Hits new world record speed on a modded OneWheel

    Jeff from The Float Life pushes it over 40MPH on a VESC'd OneWheel.

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    www.universetoday.com Insanely Detailed Webb Image of the Horsehead Nebula

    Life isn't so bad. Take a moment to enjoy this stunning JWST image of the Horsehead Nebula. Your tax dollars may have paid for it.

    Insanely Detailed Webb Image of the Horsehead Nebula

    The amount of detail in these pictures is amazing. You can really see the texture in the nebula, and the features are so crisp, it kind of looks 3d.

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    www.universetoday.com How Knot Theory Can Help Spacecraft Can Change Orbits Without Using Fuel

    When a spacecraft arrives at its destination, it settles into an orbit for science operations. But after the primary mission is complete, there might be other interesting orbits where scientists would like to explore. Maneuvering to a different orbit requires fuel, limiting a spacecraft’s number of ...

    How Knot Theory Can Help Spacecraft Can Change Orbits Without Using Fuel

    Pretty interesting topic, would be interesting if it could be used to move satellites to a "parking orbit" once they run out of fuel. It's unclear just how much movement in an orbit that can be done, as it says it needs to be in the same energy level.

    Source press release: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/news/new-technique-uses-knot-theory-create-tube-map-around-planets-and-moons

    Source journal article: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42064-024-0201-0

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    www.universetoday.com Perseverance Finds its Dream Rock

    The Perseverance Rover has found the kind of rock that it was sent there to find. It's exactly the type that holds microscopic fossils.

    Perseverance Finds its Dream Rock

    If there’s a Holy Grail on Mars, it’s probably a specific type of rock: A rock so important that it holds convincing clues to Mars’ ancient habitability.

    Perseverance might have just found it.

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    Custom onewheel mod run 32 miles on a charge

    Float life takes the custom onewheel mod board for an endurance ride and pushes it out to 32 miles without turning it off, or charging it.

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    VOW - VESC OneWheel Can Run 60 km above 50 kph

    Dude in Australia heavily modified a GT-S with a 24s2p battery to run at just over 100v, but way more power to push it faster and further.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH6BL9mg8Q0

    Jeff at the Float Life shows the board can freewheel at 64mph (over 100kph!!!), and he personally rides it at about 37mph before deciding it's a bad idea to run it any faster.

    Interesting custom build.

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    Telescopes @lemmy.world mipadaitu @lemmy.world

    Bonkers Telescope Experiment

    Didn't work out at all, but wanted to share a conversion of a dobsonian telescope into a horseshoe mount that I built a while back. Was a completely failed experiment, but it was also kinda fun.

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    Is Blocking Users Problematic to the Platform?

    There was an issue on Reddit a while back where people would post some hateful stuff, and of course lots of people blocked them.

    After a while, anti-trans, racist, and far-right-wing stuff were only seen by non-logged in users, other bigots, or new people, and they weren't getting the downvotes they deserved.

    Is this going to be a problem on Lemmy too? I'm worried that if we're all blocking shitty users that we're just hiding the problem from ourselves, not fixing it.

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    Custom mount adapter for a wireless camera in my car

    This was a fun project, I had to measure and figure out the iottie thread pitch and then create an adapter to go from a phone mount stand to a backplate on my wireless camera screen for a backup camera on a trailer.

    Basically replicated the back plate from the original phone mount with the same tolerances and spacing.

    Took 2 test prints to make sure the threads and spacing was right, then I printed it out of PETG. Seems to hold up well, but I might end up adjusting the design over time if it has a weak point.

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