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Reply to comment by yaaqov in Let's talk about Nihilism! by nbdy

yaaqov wrote

Would you be willing to go a little more into what Deleuzean stuff entails? And where YOU go with it? I’ve never read any Deleuze (/and Guattari), and I can’t say I really know anything about their work besides “rhizomes” haha

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Reply to comment by yaaqov in Friday Free Talk by alex

yaaqov wrote

...we lived alone together... with separate bedrooms.

Can I ask a little about this? My partner and I are hopefully moving in together soon, and this is what we want from the beginning. How was that experience?

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yaaqov wrote (edited )

A bag of trash, mostly comprising food-soiled plastic waste; my dad cooks 90% from unpackaged vegetables and grains, so it accumulates really slowly, and then he puts it in a neighbor’s rubbishbin.

Also, a copper plate, which cools stuff more quickly when said stuff is put atop. This is primarily for experiments.

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Reply to comment by yaaqov in Do you believe in free will? by Splinglebot

yaaqov wrote (edited )

Same here. The notion has always been completely absurd to me.

I hesitate to think that there could be any meaningful connection between this position and morality, though.. (This is regarding only what I read from their Wikipedia page, I had never heard of Derk till now). I mean, free will “exists” as much as any other social/mental construct, right? How can morality be affected by the acknowledgement of its constructedness?

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yaaqov wrote (edited )

My little cousins came into town for a few days, my first time having seen them since a death in the family; it was nice to play with them outside that context. We made lego stop-motion, built a couch fort, and So. Much. Chase.

And I’m seeing my partner in a couple days; it’s their birthday week and I’ve been preparing presents (also feat: lego) so I’m excited about that.

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Reply to comment by yaaqov in Natural rubber from dandelions by ziq

yaaqov wrote

Woah, cool! Do you know if that’s true of like, brassicas and stuff? Like would broccoli become wild mustard? Just as an example, I know you don’t like brassica much.

And yeah hmm. I think the article said something about having to test the dandelion latex to see if would work—perhaps something about fig latex just isn’t amenable to rubber making.

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yaaqov wrote

Hell yeah! Most plants in the dandelion tribe produce latex, including common weeds like prickly lettuce that grow across the northern hemisphere.

A neat thing about prickly lettuce, and other lettuces, in particular, is that their latex is also psychoactive, having similar qualities to a mild opiate, in terms of pain relief, drowsiness, etc. They used to use it as a opium substitute a century or two ago, under the name lactucarium.

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