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This would fit nicely in my instrumental playlist. Thanks for the share!

I'm of the opinion of both.

You are a little soul carrying around a corpse. - Epictetus

Idk why but I am just loving this quote so much right now.

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 15, 2017

That feels like a lot of flour... how big are these loaves?

Also yay for kicking butt at work! Perhaps you can use this as leverage to get where you want to be in your work life, if you've not already done so. That might make the being uncomfortable more bearable?

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 15, 2017


Finally took some pictures of some of my in progress knitting and crochet projects for flac:

This will be a shawl when I get done with it. I started out with an asymmetrical triangle pattern and didn't like how the increases were working up so I ripped it out and started over using almost the row pattern from the original but going with a symmetrical increase and more stockinette stitch. I am in love with this color changing yarn and may have bought way too much of it.

This is a pattern from Expressions Fiber Arts, and is the most complicated knitting I have done to date.

Another shawl (this one is for a friend) and is crochet. The white bit is my somewhat blocked test sample. Pattern is also from Expressions Fiber Arts.

Can link to patterns or post the pattern that I made up for the first shawl later if anyone is interested (I am on my phone right now.) I have the brim of a hat worked up but 1.5 inches of 1x1 ribbing is only interesting for my mistakes.


Working like it's summer (read: super busy) and all I really want to do is hibernate like a bear because my body says a big fuck you to everything after daylight savings ends. Trying not to complain though because I can think of worse things. But it does smell like cat food in my office for some reason right now and I am not sure why. Probably someone cooked fish in the microwave again.


rd95 promised me tacos for dinner this weekend and all I'm saying is he better deliver, I wanna be a fat kid and stuff my face and take a nap.

Topical indeed. Shit got weird, though.

For me, that's a non-possible. And I'm sure Devac feels the same.

Honestly, I always feel like I know nothing.

I agree with you that it's unlikely that we will find anything else here in this solar system, or if we do it will be very simple. This was meant more as a thought about other star systems, but I don't suppose I clarified that very well.

1) There really isn't any, I think the issue with Fermi is that there's an assumption that intelligent life elsewhere in the galaxy would be easily detectable to us but I am not so sure that is the case. How far out into the galaxy do our own signals travel before they dissipate or become no longer recognizable as being "not natural?" How far away are we visible to anyone who is looking? And when are we visible there? Did the advanced life-forms look at our star with their version of SETI and just see dinosaurs? Or maybe they looked right after Toba, the supervolcano, erupted and saw only a world covered in ash and cloud?

2) The life-support system for an aquatic species would be a nightmare on its own. Then there's the question of how would you build and launch a spaceship from a world where you live in liquid under a mile of ice? If you can launch from the surface that's easier but could potentially damage your world's ice crust if it isn't thick enough. But how do you get all that machinery through the ice? Maybe there's a natural vent you can go through, but if not, do you risk cutting through?

3) Would the moons of such a gas giant, if close enough to the planet, benefit enough from the magnetic field to be used instead of building a space station?

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 8, 2017

Happy Birthday!

I love that hat. I have not knitted any hats yet but I have purchased yarn with the intent to turn it into a hat, actually I have a couple of balls of yarn with knitted hat plans attached them.

Yay legwarmers! I have yet to make any myself, but I have a few pairs that I have bought, mainly from sock dreams. I admit that I am not familiar with the term fingerknit. Is that somehow doing knitting with your hands but no needles?

I really like the color of the brioche scarf. That is a technique I have heard of but not tried, it seems like it is maybe more difficult than I am ready for.

I will have to take some pics of the stuff I am working on and post them for you later. Right now I have a 42lb mutt who thinks she's a lap dog making sure I don't need any legwarmers for the moment. XD

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: That one awesome priest

Based on my current thinking I'd say I probably fall into the agnostic camp. I don't believe that we currently can know if God exists or not and I will never fault anyone for choosing to believe or not believe. I do take issue with people using religion as a cover for doing bad in the world or as an excuse to be an asshole to people/murder others, etc.

I think religions are interesting and I like to learn about different ones, so I take my going to church as an opportunity to be supportive of a loved one and to learn more about the world while I do it, plus we usually do lunch afterward and catch up.

    The best conversations I have had, the best sermons I have gone to, they always contain elements of how we can inspire ourselves, empower ourselves, to do good and help each other out.

The world always needs more of this.

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 1, 2017

I'll show you my WIPs if you show me yours, lol! I don't care if they're complete, it's fun to see in progress shots just as much as finished pieces.

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Apollo 11 Table

Must not drool all over my tablet and break it.

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