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"Star Trek is woke now"
  • IIRC, Rom gets made Nagus in the final episode.

  • Is it feasible to turn manufacturing most simple products into open source? Is this the future?
  • Do you mean the RepRap? Seems like there's not much going on at the wiki.

  • Is it feasible to turn manufacturing most simple products into open source? Is this the future?
  • It could be. Check out the Global Village Construction Set - a project to open source designs for all the equipment you and thirty of your closest friends would need to check out of the rat race and live independently off-grid.

  • Last Minute Basking
  • So it's not just human hands that AI fucks up.

  • What are some things that absolutely should NOT be recycled?
  • It's safe for reuse, but probably not for recycling. I don't know if it can even be safely burned.

  • When was the last time you made Jello?
  • One of my wife's friends had just had a kid. He's in highschool now.

  • What are some things that absolutely should NOT be recycled?
  • The MDF ones are made of many layers of plywood, glued together. Lots of different wood shades. Looks like a sandwich. The others are actual wood, with one shade, grain and often rough edges because they're not sanded down.

  • Linguistics in science
  • I think hedgehog genes got a mention in the movie Annihilation - but they called them 'HOX genes', possibly so we could take the scientific lingo seriously.

  • What are some things that absolutely should NOT be recycled?
  • But plastics like PET are recyclable?

  • Do you think there are any beliefs which makes a person believing them a horrible person, or is it *always* 'hate the belief, not the person'?
  • I think it's actions that make a person horrible. You can believe what you like, but as long as you keep those thoughts sealed up in that fetid dome of yours, we're cool.

  • A man is caught attempting to smuggle 100 live snakes into China in his pants
  • "I need you to step over to this counter, sir. No-one's ever that happy to see me."

  • Commentary: In its tight race with BYD, Tesla might have to make cheaper EV models
  • "Competition reduces prices despite capitalist's efforts".

  • For your convenience
  • Does anyone actually trust AI in its current stage of development to handle this?

  • Your first anime show/film
  • Akira. I saw it playing on a TV behind a table at a pop culture market and got my own copy (on VHS. Yes, I'm so old that bits are starting to drop off) to find out how it ended.

    Edit: Now I come to think about it, I used to watch Science Ninja Team Gatchaman on TV as a preteen. Can't remember the english title.

  • What are some things that absolutely should NOT be recycled?
  • MDF pallets, according to our pallet recycling guy. Apparently normal pallets get fed into an enormous shredder and turned into garden mulch, but the glue holding the layers of MDF together gums up the works.

  • Slain man's thumb sliced off and used to steal from his mobile payment app, officials say
  • This has always been my biggest concern with biometrics. They don't need your password, they need your body part.

  • If global warming is a biproduct of humans, wouldn't the logical answer be to kill 2/3rds of the humans?
  • Well I mean... initially you'd have a whole bunch of dead humans emitting carbon dioxide and methane as they decompose.

  • What's looking up for next week with everyone?
  • I'm taking Friday off to take my wife to a book fair and then to a specialty restaurant that makes the kind of food she enjoyed as an overseas english teacher.

  • Uh oh...
  • Why were they called orbs when they were sorta bone-shaped?

  • Mnemonics @lemmy.world spittingimage @lemmy.world

    Be Cool Even When Really Big Goblins Casually Drop Acid

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/17085827

    > Lemmyversers, I'm looking for some help developing a new mnemonic device. > > > Inspired by a video by Epic Spaceman, where he explains a handy system for comparing the size of things from a banana to an atom, I’ve come up with a mnemonic device to aid in remembering these scales. > > > He lists items, each smaller than the previous by a factor of 10: > > It goes: > - Banana > - Coin > - Edge of the coin > - Waterbear/microorganism > - Red blood cell > - Bacteria > - "Good virus"/Bacteriophage > - Corona Virus/"Bad Virus" > - DNA > - Atom > > > So a coin is roughly 1/10 a banana, and the edge of that coin is roughly 1/10 the size if that coin. > > It gives good references for thinking about other things if similar size. A sort of banana for scale at each factor of 10. > > > And allows you to quickly determine approximations like Covid is roughly 1000 times smaller than a red blood cell. Or an atom is roughly 1 billion times smaller than a banana. (That doesn't sound right. Is that actually right?) > > > Do you think that's a useful memory tool? And are these best touchstones for scale at each level? > > > The mnemonic I've come up with for it as you may have guessed, is: > - Be > - Cool > - Even > - When > - Really > - Big > - Goblins > - Casually > - Drop > - Acid > > Do you have any better ideas or tweaks you"d recommend for the mnemonic or the touchstones? > > Would this be helpful when trying to wrap your head around the scale of the micro? > > Also, what would make for a good macro version of this? Where everything got bigger by a factor of 10?

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    Tesco's Laser-Etched Avocados to Save on Packaging Waste - Core77

    www.core77.com Tesco's Laser-Etched Avocados to Save on Packaging Waste - Core77

    "Laser avocado" sounds like a Doritos flavor, but it's actually a packaging technique being trialed by Tesco. In a bid to reduce packaging waste, the UK supermarket chain is laser-etching avocados rather than using barcode stickers. And for their avocado products that come in twin packs, they're dit...

    Tesco's Laser-Etched Avocados to Save on Packaging Waste  - Core77

    I'm sharing this because any reduction in unnecessary packaging waste is good for the planet - and because I think laser-etching avocados is funny. 🙂

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    Alternatives to onion grating

    I followed a Jaime Oliver recipe for curry, which started with grating onion, ginger and garlic. I liked the curry, but grating an onion is a miserable job. He said that technique unlocked the onion's 'sweetness'. How much difference do you think I'd notice if I used a food processor?

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    grist.org 'Reef stars' restored Indonesia's blast-damaged corals in just 4 years

    A community-based approach to restoration using an ingenious device can bring back coral reefs traumatized by dynamite fishing.

    'Reef stars' restored Indonesia's blast-damaged corals in just 4 years

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/13601128

    > cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/8027175 > > > 'Reef stars' restored Indonesia's blast-damaged corals in just 4 years

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    Loki (spoilers)

    I noticed that one of the monitors in the loom control room had "SKIN?" written on it in the dust that covered it. It seemed pretty mysterious and I was sure it was a detail that was going to be important, but it never came up as far as I noticed. Any theories as to what it's about?

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    Book recommendations for cosmic horror on a spaceship

    I've been on a cosmic horror kick lately, and what I'd really like to read is stories or novels of the awful and unfathomable on a spaceship. Stories where we go to them, poke what shouldn't be poked, scan what shouldn't be scanned, and things proceed from there.

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    cleantechnica.com Membrane-Free Green Hydrogen To Chase Fossil Fuel Blues Away

    A new electrolysis system can pump green hydrogen from water without an expensive membrane, taking a giant step toward the $1-per-kg goal.

    Membrane-Free Green Hydrogen To Chase Fossil Fuel Blues Away
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    Quick 'n' easy halloumi curry

    Ingredients:

    • 1 can chickpeas
    • 1 can diced tomatoes
    • 2 tbsp water
    • 1 cup frozen peas
    • 180g/6.5oz halloumi cheese
    • 2 heaped tbsp garam masala powder
    • 1/2 tsp vegetable stock

    Method:

    1. Cube the halloumi and set it aside.
    2. Mix all remaining ingredients together in a saucepan and place on the heat. Allow to come to a simmer, stirring frequently.
    3. Mix in the halloumi and stir until heated through but not melting.
    4. Remove from heat and serve with rice.

    I learned this recipe from a couple of vegetarian friends who eat it twice a week because it's cheap, easy and packed with protein. There's no need to add salt, the masala powder seasons it nicely.

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    Bundle Of Holding @lemmy.world spittingimage @lemmy.world
    www.humblebundle.com Humble Comic Bundle: The Incal to Twilight Man by Humanoids

    We’ve teamed up with Humanoids for our newest bundle. Get comics and graphic novels like The Incal, the Metabarons, and The Twilight Man. Pay what you want & support charity!

    Humble Comic Bundle: The Incal to Twilight Man by Humanoids

    102 comics published by Humanoids. This seems like a great deal, but it's less than 24 hours from finishing.

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    Painter's tape on tile edges

    I recently watched a Wyloch's Armory clip about using painter's tape as edge-cladding for corrugated cardboard tiles. Has anyone tried this? Does the tape take acrylic paint well? If I let segments of tape overlap at the corners, how thick will it look?

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    Moving from an electric stovetop to a gas range

    Those of you who've used both, what do I need to know about the difference?

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