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Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Squirrel Power!

Squirrels took out our phone line at my first apartment. Wild animals gotta do what wild animals gotta do. It amuses me that we think they should be able to tell what's safe to step on, like squirrel mothers teach squirrel babies the basics of electrical circuitry, so they don't go out and fry themselves on telephone poles.

You have to wonder, now, if it might be that treating infants for infections with antibiotics might be playing a role in this. Of course, that can easily be fixed now with probiotic treatments or fecal transplants, if this turns out to be the case.

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 5, 2019

I'm curious about all the titles, but mostly the science fiction, textbooks, and space resources books. Sounds like you have a good bit of varied reading to do. I like!

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 29, 2019

This is a very intriguing post. What books? How long will we be kept in suspense regarding this proposal? Inquiring minds want to know!

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 29, 2019

Repairing a bracelet that broke and I need to go check the glue to see if it’s dry but applewood is napping on the couch and I don’t want to go making a bunch of noise opening the door and rattling around in there. Maybe tomorrow, craft project.

Considering taking a nap myself.

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 22, 2019

I think the speed of light really is ultimate and that it would take a Kardashev III+ civilization to make long distance space travel feasible. At that level of energy expenditure, you’re not flitting around the ‘verse and chatting it up with whatever local yokels you happen across.

Interstellar hydrogen is probably there but maybe not at any kind of concentration that could be used for propulsion.

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 22, 2019

I think you and I are on a similar thought path. I think the Zoo Hypothesis is bullcrap, but more because the universe is huge and difficult to survive and navigate in than because the aliens think we suck. I highly doubt it is about us at all. There are a few more points, but that’s definitely part of why I don’t like the Zoo hypothesis.

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 22, 2019


Feel like I need a change of career. Have zero credentials and zero desire to pay someone money to tell me what they think I should learn.

Thinkin’ &Stuff

Been thinking about Fermi’s Paradox and also the borders between life and not-life and being alive and being dead. Need to sit down and write some things up for sharing. In the meantime:

What are your thoughts on the Zoo Hypothesis?

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 15, 2019

I can respect that. I don’t think I would want to make it myself, I think it smells weird and is probably really weird while being made, and I will gladly pay the nice folks at the soap place to handle that for me. They also make other nice smells that I buy for the bathroom sink.

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 15, 2019

See if you can find soap with pine tar in it. Should help with the skin problems. I get mine from a local soap shop and it does wonders for my eczema.

One of the nice things about scrapping a knit or crochet project gone wrong is that there is no evidence, and the material can easily become something else. It is still a large amount of wasted effort, but the ease of reuse is definitely a bonus.

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