catachresis

catachresis wrote

Reply to Loves anarchy by ziq

You vote because you think it makes a difference, I vote because it makes me feel good. We are not the same.

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catachresis wrote

Absolutely if people own a large forest they can responsibility use that for their energy but that’s such a small percent of the population it doesn’t help anyone. For the 99% of us that live in urban areas or by protected forests or can’t afford land or any other scenario where harvesting wood isn’t accessible what do we do?

That individual with a 10 acre forest is still going to need to rely on gas engines to fell trees and transport the wood across the forest.

It’s not nearly as efficient either. My mom loves her wood stove but spends nearly twice as much on wood in the winter as her natural gas bill would be if she used her heater.

I don’t like that I’m defending industry either, but biomass isn’t the way.

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catachresis wrote

You’re totally right in that wood has been sustainable, but that isn’t the case anymore with 8 billion people on the planet. The world population has basically quadrupled in 100 years. There aren’t enough trees anymore for everyone to get one.

The poorest people in the world are the poorest because they don’t have access to energy. They also can’t find food or earn income if they are too busy harvesting firewood. This article suggests that people are resorting to digging up tree roots because there is no wood left.

Maybe I am saying more industrial energy products is the solution. I’ve been reading too much Hacker News recently. The people contributing 10+ tons of carbon aren’t contributing that because they aren’t using biomass for energy, it’s because they refuse to not use their AC (I read a claim yesterday that the US uses more power for AC than the entire African continent uses energy combined) or give up meat, not drive their oversized vehicle three miles to work, fly on planes without thought, and expect a package from Amazon everyday.

Energy is tricky. Industry isn’t going to stop until we are all dead. Energy consumption isn’t going down either, but you propose burning more trees even though we are already losing our forests to animal grazing and forest fires? The only solution I can see are new industrial solutions that can shift the paradigm of energy generation. Terraform Industries is doing very cool stuff in this space.

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catachresis wrote

Still not sustainable. It takes decades to grow a tree, that over the course of its lifetime absorbs a ton of carbon from the air. When burned for energy this carbon releases back into the atmosphere where it will need more decades to be absorbed by new trees, meanwhile more trees are being burned for their energy.

Surely it can be done, but I think this is one area where I agree with new green energy and that trees should stay in the ground and not get burned. (Even better is burying the trees to sequester the carbon underground.)

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catachresis wrote

How does Taiwan deal with their trash? They have more human density than Japan and South Korea while throwing even less trash into the ocean than the United States!

I’m regards to fishing equipment, why aren’t there more proponents of farmed fish? Wild fish is going to be full of microplastics and contribute to overfishing and plastics in the ocean. Farmed fish can theoretically avoid these things much easier. Idk, I’m vegan.

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catachresis wrote

Reply to comment by tuesday in Friday Free Talk by asterism

I didn’t know there was latex in mango skins!

Ya pleaches are delicious. I’m lucky I don’t have any allergies. Canned peaches are probably still gonna be bad too, huh?

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catachresis wrote

Reply to comment by tuesday in Friday Free Talk by asterism

I could be wrong but I think peaches are more of an allergen than stone fruit as a whole so you might be able to get away with other fruits. Also melons and berries are delicious too! (Did you know bananas are a berry?)

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catachresis wrote

Started my new job. Was unemployed for so long I’m not used to being on my feet for so long, but I guess it’s also cuz we don’t really get breaks in the restaurant industry (read Abolish Restaurants.) Ill surely acclimate to it soon tho, or maybe I’m just getting old. Ugh, I hope it’s not that.

Found out today that he called my coworker incompetent yesterday and made her cry, so that’s a huge red flag. So far I’m enjoying it tho.

Started a prescription for atomoxetine for my adhd today. It takes a while to start working but I’m excited to see how it goes. I like that it’s not a stimulant, but I hope it doesn’t make my anxiety worse from increasing my norepinephrine concentrations (it’s a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, so it increases the norepinephrine concentrations in the brain).

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catachresis wrote

Reply to comment by ziq in by Archaplain

That should change ur user agent, but there’s also Firefox addons that do it too.

I’d imagine Reddit has better tech for shadowbanning than just user adject blocking tho. A VPN might work, but I’d be skeptical about that too.

If I can remember any of my old Reddit accounts I’ll PM u

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catachresis wrote

After being unemployed for 5 months finally got a job at an expensive coffee and wine bar serving said expensive wine and Italian food. No vegan food on the menu tho but the chef last night made me some pasta with veggies and oil and it was still delicious.

I’m moving today, have barely packed anything to prepare, but I’m picking up a uhaul I’m 2 hours.

Finally made an appointment this week with a mental health professional so I can get a proper adhd diagnosis in a couple weeks.

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