CameronNemo

CameronNemo wrote

I worry that the oil drilling has polluted the soil in that valley. Have you gone there and gotten a soil sample to test?

Also it seems like the house would move faster than the brown field. So if you go for the house first and fail, the land could still be available, right?

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CameronNemo wrote

Reply to comment by emma in friday free talk by emma

Yeah I would say the most important factor to learning is shorting the feedback loop between making a change to the code and getting your results.

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CameronNemo wrote

Reply to comment by annikastheory in friday free talk by emma

Tutorials tend to be oriented toward people who need lots of hand holding. If you know the fundamentals and how to be self sufficient, by all means read the API docs directly. It will be quite faster.

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CameronNemo wrote

Sure. The users/uses of the water are easy targets. Golf courses, alfalfa fields, fountain and pool pumps. You can rack up a lot of property damage in a short amount of time, so watch out for felony thresholds.

Actual water transport infrastructure is more direct, but also more closely guarded. Dams and aqueducts could theoretically be sabatoged. I've not thought much about it.

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CameronNemo wrote (edited )

Are you even an organizer?

Well, are ya, ziq? Just organize the pools and fountains in Vegas away. Organize the armed farmers in the desert to stop growing alfalfa.


In all seriousness, there is a constant incentive to take water as early as possible from the river. Only an interstate compact and international agreement have let the water get as far as Los Angeles. But the delta clams, totoaba, and the now extinct vaquita never had a seat at that table, nor would they in any hypothetical democracy. So that river delta will remain dry for many years to come. Unless maybe totoaba fishermen demand more water to reach the gulf of california. Too bad there is a wall/fence keeping them penned in.

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CameronNemo wrote (edited )

Not recently. My mind is sort of haphazard at the moment. Been dealing with notable brain fog. I am quite uncomfortable.

In the past, I practiced this meditation method where you focus on your environment. You allow all of your senses to affect you equally. You feel the air and clothes on your skin, the sounds of wherever you are, the smells, the visual elements. You can also add a food or beverage. What really helped to keep me aware of all my senses was limiting the stimulus. If there were a disruptive sound, for example, I would try to let it fade into the background or otherwise move to a different area. I found this helpful for my attention and focus.

Another method I practiced was allowing thoughts to come to you, and then allow them to fade, without fixating on a single one. This method really helped me maintain equanimity in the face of external stressors and anxieties.

Also I don't know if this is meditation, but I have done breath exercises in the past. I breathe in slowly and deeply, hold at peak volume for 3-5 seconds, then release slowly. Supposedly, this can expand the volume and efficiency of your lungs. Specifically, the holding at peak volume can push/pop open the deep forks and crevices in your lungs, promoting growth.

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CameronNemo wrote

The moisture in the air has to go somewhere. Unless it is literally going off into the ocean, the nets are likely to be starving land further inland of water, where it would have naturally ended up.

At this scale (village of 500) it is probably not a big deal. But I can imagine the US army corps of engineers scaling this type of tool to cover huge portions of land, collecting enough water to feed a city.

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CameronNemo wrote

Reply to comment by CameronNemo in Herbal Abortion by emoticons

I think it is still a better option for most people to use the pills, as they will be safer and have fewer side effects. But the knowledge of how the mechanisms work, and what options exist, is still quite useful.

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CameronNemo wrote

Reply to comment by CameronNemo in Herbal Abortion by emoticons

What is in those abortion pills?

Found the answer. The pills appear to use the same mechanism as the herbs mentioned in the pamphlet. Block or subdue the egg-uterine wall connection, then stimulate uterine contractions.

https://www.womenonweb.org/en/abortion-pill#toc2-1

The Mifepristone is taken first and blocks the hormones needed to sustain the pregnancy. After 24 hours, the Misoprostol is taken, which relaxes and opens the cervix and causes contractions in the uterus, helping to expel the pregnancy from the body.

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CameronNemo wrote

Reply to comment by Ennui in friday freetalk by zoom_zip

In high school I would procrastinate my homework until after midnight, then I'd have to wake up at 6:15 AM. I only packed a few snacks for the 8+ hrs I spent at school, then I would binge on pasta and ice cream when I got home while watching TV.

I don't understand how the hell I survived that. Pretty sure it took years off my life.

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