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Reply to comment by Bird in Free Talk Friday by alex

Bird wrote

I'm actually growing a whole bunch of things! I think the most notable are the strawberries that have completely consumed their growing box, and have been nonstop producing berries, my recently acquired kumquat sapling that despite being sickly and small keeps trying to fruit, and my mint that is now for some reason growing nearly 3 foot tall stalks.

Its been quite the growing year, if a bit of a weird one.

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Reply to Free Talk Friday by alex

Bird wrote

Just got on the internet for the first time in a few months, still stressful. My pepper patch is finally bearing fruit, several months later than I had expected.

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Bird wrote

Assuming that you are using 120 volts, on a normal 15 amp circuit you would be able to run 90 Raspberry Pi 4s, or on 240 you could power around 180 of them safely. That's at least using the official numbers provided on the power supply spec, you could probably run even more if you aren't doing much with them as the rated wattage is at full load. I also could have my calculations completely wrong, but you could definitely run 6 no problem.

Hopefully that was of some help.

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Bird wrote

It's a bit disingenuous to measure by quantity not mass though, as far as I'm aware most humans bacterial mass is somewhere in the range of 3-5 pounds I could be off by a bit of course. Even still assuming the high end of that on a 200 pound person that's less than 3% by mass. The way they are saying this would be like if I had 12 pounds of sand and then one 500 pound block of salt and then said that what was there was more than 50% sand.

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Bird wrote

Today I had a frankly strange amount of cowbirds come through, had to have been hundreds and it was almost deafeningly loud at the peak of it. But as quick as they arrived they left and it was back to being quiet. This is especially weird as in previous years I would rarely see even one cowbird in a whole year.

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Bird wrote

In my view humans will never reach a point of post-scarcity until the ability to harvest nearby planets and astroids is realized and space travel is available to all people, not just the hyper elite and massive government projects. Only once everyone is free from the limits of the resources of one planet, and with that the masses being no longer beholden to the whims of the elite, will humans reach a stage where there is no longer any scarcity.

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Bird wrote

I can definitely see your points there, and thank you for that. For me it's probably because I was never really the competitive type and so I never managed to get a huge amount enjoyment from competitive games, that and probably a hefty feeling guilt for having "wasted" what time I did enjoy kind of soured my opinion on this. I might actually see if I can't find something that's competitive but that suits me more in how I like to interact with people. As silly as it sounds your disagreement might have just changed my mind.

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Bird wrote

Competitive online gaming. People will pour thousands of hours into something that unless they are playing professionally will amount to nothing, once the servers eventually close that time spent is lost, all the effort required to become skilled at that game lost. I can definitely understand that its fun (hopefully) in the moment but once that moment is passed it just feels wasted to me.

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Bird wrote

You may be feeding them a bit to much, try to cut down on it and take a less active role in their lives. I would say that you can keep feeding them though, but just to be careful with it as it could form a dependence that could harm them in the future (such as damaging their ability to forage for their own food) but to not stop feeding altogether suddenly.

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Bird wrote

Pretty much just dial in (or more likely telnet in) to one that sounds interesting and depending on the BBS either make a new user or sign in as a guest and delve in to what they have. I honestly go on BBS' mostly for downloading some old games and relieving a bit of my past and occasionally to chat with folks, these days I don't really have any specific ones I go to. Also if you're interested in it here is a website with a helpful directory of most of the still active BBS' as well as some FAQ on how to access them on modern PC's.

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Bird wrote (edited )

This has to be a violation of the fifth amendment right? Like seriously what happened to not being compelled to incriminate yourself. Honestly that whole case just stinks of the police just wanting an easy arrest and sentencing to further bolster the prison population and make it look like the district is "tough on crime", then getting angry when he doesn't make it as easy as they would like.

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Bird wrote

When I first read that I was concerned about removing millions of individuals from the food chain and it causing problems, but since these appear to all be invasive species I don't see any problem with this. Overall anyway a net decrease in dangerous diseases as well as invasive species is good for everyone.

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Bird wrote

I do wonder what people expect when making these petitions. Like is a corporation really going to go "Oh look at that, a thousand random people on the internet don't want us to go through with our multi-billion dollar acquisition. Guess we won't then." ?

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