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Every now and then an order reminds me that I have practical and pretty models for sale on Shapeways.. if you've ever wanted a desk model of DNA, or a Phage, or a model Centrifuge Rotor powered by a Dremel, I guess I'm your guy:
I still have my trusty Dremelfuges I used (recklessly) for for years.. I even still have some of the stupid prototypes. :)

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again? :)
I'm into: & evidence-based , I'm either or depending on what we're discussing. Politically fluid but leaning .
I work on & at Scrapinghub. I like , , & .
Trained in (yay !), spent years at & in a home lab. I miss it.
Currently experimenting with invertebrate , , & evidence-based .

uspol/boycott Home Depot 

thinking about how the LAPD has a bigger annual budget than the north korean military


Here's a fun fact. The "op-ed" is not an ancient, venerable print tradition.

The modern "op-ed" was invented in the 1970s by the New York Times to stir up drama and get back the readers they had lost to TV news.

Traditionally, newspapers only printed editorials that the owners and/or staff were willing to stand behind.

Daughter: "I hate you, person who paved paradise and put up a parking lot"
Big mood, kiddo

UK politics, NHS, Palantir 

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This is neat. A #map of where British slaveowners lived, based on the compensation payments they claimed.
Especially interesting if you live in a city with history like #Edinburgh , #Glasgow or #Liverpool.

Today in: England is the Worst 

Good list, though US-biased. I knew about System76, but they're US based so not keen on getting a rootkit during shipping. And I knew about Librem but lol fascism. But lots of EU-based names here I was unfamiliar with and some great designs and ideas. :)

I'm 37 and my wife just turned 41


we're in our primes

brpol, fascist persecution 

And yea, in the terminal phase where you have to fork some worms over to a new bin (or to add back in after emptying) and restart, you lose a lot: worms will have escaped to seek new pastures as food ran out, and lots will remain in the finished compost.
You know what I call lost worms? Taxes to the local habitat. High quality living biomass being sent forth for birds to eat, or to turn soil and recycle dead matter, and to die in turn and join the soil.
Losses are good. Inefficiency is good.

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Worm composting is going great in our garden in the heat, I had been worried all the sun and heat would stall them - nope!
Gotta say it's really the way to go, and far more straightforward than the search results would have you believe.
Get bin with lid. Drill plenty of small drainage holes at lower half. Ideally, have a way to collect drainage, otherwise just leave on grass. Add worms. Add kitchen scraps and grass clippings.
Is it the ideal, highest efficiency setup? No. Does it work? Yes.

'Critical Bard Presents BlackAF Roundtable: A genuine chat between black creators about the realities of racism in the TTRPG community'

Today at 11am PST / 2PM EST

Best news I've ever seen, though it will probably mean civilisational collapse if it happens too quickly: The fossil fuel industry might collapse due to coronavirus. Imagine that! :)

Just learned that George Floyd was a part of the legendary group Screwed Up Click back in the 90s. Billboard’s got a good summary of his career and links to several of his songs.

While we protest his horrific death at the hands of police brutality, I also want to learn about his life and celebrate it. Black lives matter, and his black life matters.

Dil Green: "money is currently issued as debt, so more has to be paid back than was issued – therefore ordinary people has to pay back more than they receive, due to interest. Ultimately, this is borne by the natural world. An ever-expanding money system requires ever-expanding extraction from the biosphere."

Everyone is outraged that Zoom's coming end-to-end encryption tech is only for paid users, but nobody seems to care that they claimed they already _had_ end-to-end encryption all along until someone checked.

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