PSA: If you're doing research but don't have access to a university library, you should definitely *not* use a website to pirate a large amount of journal articles. That would be illegal and wrong. I post this link so you can bear witness to this unlawful activity. mg.scihub.ltd/

@KitsuneAlicia Thank you for contributing to our totally legal endeavor to put illegal activities under scrutiny, comr - I mean, fellow Capitalist!

@KitsuneAlicia @DissidentKitty the sugar thing is mostly a myth, unfortunately

Sugared concrete does set, it just takes longer, and it requires a lot more sugar than that (.2 sugar, aka 4 pounds per ton, will slow the setting rate by about 9-11 hours. You can read papers on this as its a technique used by actual construction workers when they need more time to work the concrete before it sets)

@Satsuma @DissidentKitty Shucks. At least it's still useful in combination with other tactics. Slow the setting enough to where you can come back later and knock it all down.

Hit-and-run stuff like that is a key part of guerrilla warfare, which is the most common (and most successful) way anarchists have historically combatted fascism and totalitarianism.

@KitsuneAlicia @Satsuma Guerilla is the most ethical way to run an armed insurrection against a state. Conventional warfare always favors the state, while punishment strategy aka terrorism is highly unethical.

@DissidentKitty @Satsuma And the fact that guerrilla warfare works regardless of numbers (see the USA's failed invasion of Vietnam) means we don't need to force people to fight. We can go on a strictly volunteer basis so that no one's rights are violated.

@KitsuneAlicia @Satsuma @DissidentKitty
wouldn't that be useful to make cracks form? would any other additive work?

@Satsuma @KitsuneAlicia @DissidentKitty I want to point out 4lbs per ton doesn't seem like that much sugar but one ton of concrete is really really not very much. Basically, bring a LOT of sugar

@Satsuma Just gonna throw my two-cents in and say that in a big construction project, a 9 hour delay can upset the entire timetable and give workers an opportunity for a slowdown or to implement other forms of sabotage, beyond the concrete (pun intended) consequence of wasting "money". @KitsuneAlicia @DissidentKitty

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