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Original Poster19 points · 4 days ago

Hahahaha!! I think the house is nearing capacity, although I’ve been hinting at a house Llama for some time so you never now. 😂. As for being vocal, it’s a tough call between all of the pigs, they have a real flair for drama, and all have their moments of being the barn scream queen at one time or another.

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My wife and I live nearby (she's a volunteer), and sometimes we'll hear the peacock, Jerry I believe, out in the distance.

We were at Esther's bday and had a great time, should have introduced ourselves but you guys seemed really busy and we couldn't stay too late. Will have to listen to your interview on 1010 I only got the tail end of it. Congrats on the scanner!

Phish - A Live One, if you have no previous exposure. Otherwise live sets.

Jimi Hendrix Experience anything is great.

7 points · 26 days ago

I just don't get it...could someone explain the joke?

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It's sort of like explaining a Monty Python joke. Like some guy is going to a government agency to get a grant to develop his silly walk, it's satire in a way but it's also just silly.

In this case you have the useless office work satire but there's also this complex AI developing these spam dancer program "sequences" for this guy to review, it's just silly.

Why does early Buckethead not have a KFC bucket?

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It's before the sponsorship.

I can totally see most people having that same reaction no doubt. As a guitar player it is enjoyable to hear someone trying out some batshit insane musical arrangements that are completely alien to me.

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One of his former teachers, pebberbrown on YouTube, has some really good lessons and resources. Really technically focused but you can see it in Buckethead's playing.

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I just found out about Wild Boar after I planted my tomatoes out this season and I really want to grow some of Brad's varieties next year! What climate did you grow these in and have you grown any of their other cultivars?

I'm looking at Dragon's Eye and Secret Sauce but these ones look incredible.

Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

I don't know who Brad is, I pick these up at a local nursery. I live in Southern California, zone 10B

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Brad grew your tomatoes at his farm called Wild Boar, he specializes in breeding exotic tomato varieties.

Charles Dowding recommends just adding organic material (compost specifically) on top of the soil. watering should carry some of those nutrients down into the soil, and worms will also help distribute them.

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I'm on my third year using his method and this year seems to be the best yet for soil quality. The first year was the worst because I added wood chips at the bottom layer (on top of sandy clay), but they've since decomposed nicely. Whenever I borrow good soil from the beds it's full of worms. I've used free mushroom substrate which gets applied in the fall, eggshells blended to a powder, always let the lawn grow long and have a good supply of mulch that way. This year I'm finally doing my own compost so it's only uphill from here.

I use layering too, and I read that permaculture doesn't start to pay off for at least 3 years, so this is my best year. Unfortunately, it's my last year here, and since I live in an apartment, all my hard work will be for naught, since I'll have to pull up everything before I go. Ah, well. They'll have very healthy grass, but my earthworms will have to move elsewhere.

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Yea I don't know if apartments are very condusive to permaculture since they're transitory dwellings. Maybe a gardener will move in and hit the jackpot.

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So if you zoom in to the plant front and center you will see branches shooting straight out perpendicular from the stem. You will also see a shoot growing UP from the “joint” or crook of the perpendicular branch and main stem. THAT is a sucker. It will create a clone of the plant on the plant itself. Some people pinch these off, some don’t, some keep a few to create more fruit, leaves etc. I think pruning these is beneficial to the plants health. Others are better at explaining why and how than me, here

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The biggest downside in my experience to not suckering is overgrown dense plants which are overly susceptible to disease. I'm in zone 5 and it definitely pays off putting in some effort to defoliate the plants.

Work boots

Red Wings

American Union Made

Nothing compares to them

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IMO Viberg is at least comparable or better than Red Wing and completely Canadian owned and operated. If you're in the Red Wing price range Viberg is a much better option.

Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Sorry about the photo quality. This was the best I was able to do with my phone.

Came back from a weekend vacation and saw that my tomato plant, which was once standing by itself, had drooped over. I looked at the plant closely and saw that the bottom half of the plant was turning a light brownish/green color and was developing what looked like little plaques or maybe dry spots?

Of note, that was the first time I placed my indoor plant outdoor. The soil was still moist but I did notice a bunch of super tiny white bugs crawling around on the soil and container (too tiny to even show up on camera). Are they aphids and can they do this to my tomato plant?

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Came back from a weekend vacation

First thought is lack of water.

I looked at the plant closely and saw that the bottom half of the plant was turning a light brownish/green color and was developing what looked like little plaques or maybe dry spots?

Sounds like nitrogen deficiency which is common for potted tomatoes or anything grown in pots without enough nutrients. You could pot it up, fertilize, or plant it in the ground after it's hardened off.

that was the first time I placed my indoor plant outdoor.

Plants may not have been hardened off and couldn't withstand outdoor conditions like wind.

bugs crawling around on the soil and container

Aphids would be on the stem of the plant and under the leaves. Probably just harmless mites.

Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

I applied fertilizer when I repotted it a few weeks ago from a 6 inch pot to an 18 inch one. I bought fertilizer that was supposed to be for veggies but I’ll definitely check the nitrogen content. I definitely have to buy diatomaceous earth, that’s a good call.

Is there anything to do about my plant not being hardened off? Should I bring it back inside and then slowly start reexposing it to the outside for periods at a time?

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Is there anything to do about my plant not being hardened off? Should I bring it back inside and then slowly start reexposing it to the outside for periods at a time?

Yea basically you do this and keep an eye on them, wind conditions and sun will stress them so they strengthen up but you don't want to stress them to the point where they're dead. I can see the stalk on the plant is really thin so likely wasn't prepared for wind. For starting toms indoors I always use a fan to help with this, you can also intentionally damage the stems a little (hard stress training/HST) when they're still inside.

5 points · 1 month ago

Glyphosphate, my uncle sprayed it on his lawn and I've noticed the plant life has degraded and there are less earthworms compared to the unsprayed parts

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Glyphosphate, my uncle sprayed it on his lawn

So your uncle no longer has a lawn?

Tryptamine chems like Dimethyltryptamine/DMT contain indole rings, which has a fecal odor and is actually present in feces as the chemical skatole. You could refer to it as an indolic smell.

Indole is actually used in perfumes as well, it has a floral scent at low concentrations.

982 points · 1 month ago

Fuck yeah, combine California, Vancouver and Toronto and we'll basically make every big movie ever.

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New England would make a great province.

Simple explanation... It acts as 'sticky' serotonin, binding to the 5-HT2A receptor, and the effects are felt until your body can retract the receptors and remove the molecule. You could summarize it as a serotonin 5-HT2A partial agonist. The result is lower activity in the default mode network, and higher connectivity between other regions in the brain.

Most serotonin receptors are in the digestive tract, the implication of the effects there are much less understood. Some research has concluded its a very potent TNFa antagonist in vivo so there's some anti-inflammatory therepudic potential.

You're better off using cardboard in place of landscaping fabric. It usually stays together long enough to kill what's underneath and then composts away. I'm doing a large area right now and plan to post a step by step here when I'm done. Mulch will kill most things as long as it's thick enough to smother the light. Almost all plants will die if deprived of light.

Landscaping fabric is appropriate for construction, to use as a barrier or filter. I used it to prevent soil from filling in to the gravel behind a retaining wall. Also underneath compacted gravel for a concrete foundation. For gardens or landscaping it's really not necessary, plus it's expensive. Really sucks ripping pieces of it up in a few years when you realize it didn't work and have to start over.

Fabric does not prevent weeds and it inhibits air flow and soil organisms.

Birds and wind drop seeds on top of your mulch where they still germinate just fine.

There's no escaping maintenance :)

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The closest to no maintenance is a scree garden, same idea as a rock or crevice garden. The first ft or two are so sharply drained that native plants have a very hard time germinating and establishing. Meanwhile you can plant a large number of perennials, shrubs, alpine plants, and the roots are able to work their way down and find moisture.

A perennial specialist near me has a 20+ year old, never weeded or watered scree garden, and it still looks great. There's a few weeds now but it looks better after 20 years than most gardens would after a few months of neglect.

He sings in the Christian band Downhere, if you're not religious like me you can still appreciate some of it because the lyrics are interesting unlike a lot of music in the genre. So Much for Substitutes is a really good album. The band are also really great people I had the pleasure of spending time with some of them.

I've had the pleasure to work with this man. He's one of the nicest guys in the industry. His song "How Many Kings" is a personal favorite.

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They're all great guys, I was dating a girl who was in the band family for a time. Some of of the band members' extended family have their own small record labels as well. Other Songs in Hamilton Ontario is worth checking out, really great production. My brother had some stuff produced by him as well.

I'd have to say So Much for Substitutes is my favorite album of theirs, they got a bit more praise and worship on their later albums, very similar trajectory to Audio Adrenaline and Newsboys. Actually a lot of Christian artists go that route. Reliant K for another example. An outlier, Five Iron Frenzy always seemed to have their weird thing going on all through their career.

How are you intentionally damaging your tomatoes ?

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I bend the top inch or so of the main stem until it no longer stands up straight, the idea is to damage but not break it off. If it seems like it will break I just either leave it or twist it around a bit to cause damage. Then when the plant is outside and healthy I'll do it again on the main stem and some side branches. Usually it's a ft or two tall at that point and only once it's established and ready for growth.

Non-cannabis related article about super cropping:

Wow, Fascinating. Thanks for sharing!

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There's a lot of great techniques to borrow from cannabis growers. They use a lot of techniques to maximize production in small areas and it really applies to any fruiting plant.

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13 points · 2 months ago

Looks okay to me, longer you can leave it the more life there is.

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Yeah I like to let the grass get nice and long before spring cuts, like 6-12 inches long. Lots of material for compost and seems to help during dry spells when it's longer.

Now that looks awesome, keep an eye on that mint.

132 points · 2 months ago

Yes, the point that both Watts and Glover are amazing at improv should not be overlooked, they are both very good.

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I could see them agreeing on a key or chord progression or general vibes beforehand but yea this is basically their specialty. Blues and especially jazz musicians need to know how to vamp and improvise and this isn't a particularly difficult one to jam over.

Yep. I always put mine in Mylar foil and between the pages of a textbook. No light, no air, no moisture!

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I have one of those "Om" engraved hardwood hippie boxes filled with dessicant and the various "salts" in their own baggies. It's worked well over the years.

1 point · 2 months ago · edited 2 months ago

I don't trust flywheels, what if one got loose and rolled through Sarnia like that scene in Prometheus?

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The pilot project limits the size of flywheels so a Prometheus event can be easily managed and contingency frameworks developed for full size flywheels. Most people worry about a Temple of Doom situation but there's already regulations in place limiting the size of underground passageways in and around flywheels.

43 points · 2 months ago · edited 2 months ago

I get that if there are 50 of the things in your backyard, you might think they were unsightly. But the fact is is that they are one of the most environmentally friendly modes of power generation available to this province, especially considering all the space we have. Unless people want to start building more nuclear power plants, and accepting the fact that waste will be produced from those, I think wind power is an excellent idea. And let's be honest, they're not that ugly. I think they're kind of relaxing.

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We already have a surplus base load so more nuclear would be a waste, I think Pickering is even scheduled for decommission soon. It wouldn't hurt to have a gas plant on the Oakville Mississauga border where there's demand...

There's some cool energy storage tech like flywheels and batteries that take advantage of the surplus and release the energy when it's in demand. The government funded a pilot project to bring 500MW of energy storage online so that's a possibility in the future. Currently we don't necessarily need more generation especially if microgrids take off at the LDC level.

Crazy how the old guy was talking about evil spirits possessing people and then august extorts his friend for money right after....

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Animism is a big part of the culture there. I made a longer comment here with some stories my family members told me about their time in the PNG jungle if you want to read some examples.

There's been some studies showing that certain cultures just don't have a concept for such as long term planning and thinking forward, for them time is simply a seasonal thing rather than a march forward

Now I don't know enough about the people living in the rainforest of Papua to say this is the case in this circumstance, but generally the more a advanced society is foreign to a people the chance for a proper concept of time being foreign to them increases

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5 points · 2 months ago · edited 2 months ago

I have family that lived in PNG in the jungle and this is just what it's like there. They mentioned some cultural practices that could be contributing to it. One is that the concept of owning something is applied to families and groups, so for example if you have food you're obligated to give it away if the right person is asking. The result is that people only buy what they need for the day, single serve portions. It makes sense in a way because they're also poor and can't afford to feed everyone who asks, and there are consequences for withholding.

They told an interesting story about someone who was fighting to keep their house because someone claiming to be the widow of a distant family member was demanding her share of it.

Another unrelated but funny story... A white married man living in their compound was being harassed by two tribal women because a witch doctor told one of them he was her dead husband. They would persistently leave him gifts and they thought his wife had cursed him or something. His wife angrily confronted the woman and she left him alone out of fear of being cursed.

There's a lot of fucked up stuff regarding shamans and tribal leaders there and some of the stories are pretty gruesome. They temporarily housed a number of people, mostly women, running from their communities because the shaman had deemed them as cursed. Usually its someone who was causing problems or disagreed with something, or refused to participate in a "purge" because it was a direct family member being burned (literally). There's a network of safe houses and missionary groups. One of my uncles was a missionary there when things were a lot more violent, I have a spear tip somewhere specifically used for humans.

I steal the soil out of my nodig beds and mix in some spent mushroom substrate, maybe some lawn clippings or clay as well. Some worms come along for the ride. Usually they sit around for a few weeks like that. In the fall it gets put back into the bed along with compost and raked in.

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