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by EMJ
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Emotional Impacts of Stormy Weather
Replies: 8
Views: 494

Re: Emotional Impacts of Stormy Weather

Skin darker than pasty white?
and/or
Live in northern regions?

You may need Vit D.
by EMJ
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:48 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 454
Views: 53495

Re: Garden Log

A lot of the DIY rainwater collection systems used garbage can or industrial reservoirs. Make sure you understand the effect of UV light on plastics before you invest time and effort on these systems.
by EMJ
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 138
Views: 9400

Re: Halfmoon's journal

Shearing is not that hard. I watched a few videos and got a friend to help hold the sheep the first time. I went from 1.5 hours/sheep to less than 30 minutes including hoof trimming (yes, I know how fast professionals are). Some sheep are more ticklish than others and that makes it harder. Take your...
by EMJ
Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Jobs that maximize your chance of meeting unconventional people
Replies: 24
Views: 2231

Re: Jobs that maximize your chance of meeting unconventional people

Look in the margins and fringes rather than in mainstream society. I think unconventional people can be found in many professions. Here are some I know nurse/health researcher/farmer homesteader/90 year old still living on her own teacher/traveler/artist artist/self-described subsistence farmer teac...
by EMJ
Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 138
Views: 9400

Re: Halfmoon's journal

Great journal!
trying to manage a creature that carries more than ten times your own weight can be challenging.

This violates our #1 animal rule: never keep an animal with bigger shits than your own! Thus dog, sheep, chickens and ducks but no cow or horse.
by EMJ
Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 138
Views: 9400

Re: Halfmoon's journal

You should have tried cast iron! ;)
Image
by EMJ
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Third world health care camps
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: Third world health care camps

More shame in USA:
Literacy Not A Right For Detroit School Kids According To State
http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2016/11/21/ ... ays-state/
by EMJ
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Do you buy organic grains/rice/beans?
Replies: 63
Views: 4505

Re: Do you buy organic grains/rice/beans?

Another reason to buy organic is to minimize the use of pesticides, antibiotics, synthetic fertilizers and growth hormones, regardless of whether you see ingesting these substances as a problem or not.
Look at the guidelines for pesticide application - why subject others to that risk?
by EMJ
Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Small is Beautiful
Replies: 11
Views: 1312

Re: Small is Beautiful

jacob wrote:'The hard part would be finding a river with enough head and flow that isn't occupied by such a turbine already.


or flowing water that you have permission to use. Just because a river or creek flows thru your property, doesn't mean you can use it for hydroelectric power.
by EMJ
Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump - Clown Genius
Replies: 1697
Views: 105464

Re: Trump - Clown Genius

ok, what does ETA stand for besides estimated time of arrival?

Here edited to add

http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/eta
by EMJ
Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Anti-Sugar Elitism
Replies: 45
Views: 2535

Re: Anti-Sugar Elitism

Here's a "agri-food innovation" European project - 2,000 square meters - grow your own food (http://www.2000m2.eu/story/).
I can't figure out how much food they actually grew.
by EMJ
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump - Clown Genius
Replies: 1697
Views: 105464

Re: Trump - Clown Genius

ffj wrote:All five of those assholes had one thing in common so why is it controversial to hit the pause button and re-evaluate our immigration policy if we can detect a clear pattern?

Is not access to firearms the one thing they have in common and that makes them deadly?
by EMJ
Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: DIY yellow jacket removal
Replies: 17
Views: 964

Re: DIY yellow jacket removal

"The stinger is a modified egg laying device, so only girls have them."
https://askentomologists.com/2015/09/23 ... sps-sting/

Good that only one wasp found you!
by EMJ
Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cmonkey's journal
Replies: 526
Views: 55640

Re: cmonkey's journal

Can anyone guess what the design in the shower is supposed to be ?

Is it a waterfall?

Your bathroom is beautiful!
by EMJ
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: The doctor who beat big tobacco - Divestment, investment, corporate social responsibility and pensions
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: The doctor who beat big tobacco - Divestment, investment, corporate social responsibility and pensions

I guess if I don't feel that tobacco companies are misleading their customers of the risks (was the case years ago but not now), why would I have a problem investing in them? "Globally it’s estimated that 80-100,000 children start smoking every day – so much for the notion of smoking being bas...
by EMJ
Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: The doctor who beat big tobacco - Divestment, investment, corporate social responsibility and pensions
Replies: 8
Views: 678

The doctor who beat big tobacco - Divestment, investment, corporate social responsibility and pensions

"When Dr Bronwyn King discovered her pension fund was investing in the cigarette companies that were killing her cancer patients, she was staggered. And she knew she had to act"

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2016/a ... ig-tobacco
by EMJ
Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Non repellent antkiller
Replies: 13
Views: 972

Re: Non repellent antkiller

No personal experience, but this might be helpful:
Ants in the Home
http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-ar ... ome-5-518/
by EMJ
Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Man who quit high-flying job to go off the grid and live in a tree house
Replies: 8
Views: 796

Re: Man who quit high-flying job to go off the grid and live in a tree house

Moral: Don't have kids.


Kids are not a valid excuse not to have and live wild dreams. Live your dreams while kids are young, live your dreams when kids grow up. Life is full of change and opportunities.
by EMJ
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 240
Views: 40527

Re: the animal's journal

Looking to move to AL

Jacob: AL - Alabama, AK - Alaska
by EMJ
Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Elon Musk on whether this is a simulation
Replies: 30
Views: 2088

Re: Elon Musk on whether this is a simulation

Asked whether he was saying that the answer to the question of whether we are in a simulated computer game was “yes”, he said the answer is “probably”.


Perhaps Elon Musk should convince Joshua Brown and family that this life is a simulation.
by EMJ
Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Trilemmas
Replies: 33
Views: 2233

Re: Trilemmas

In maps
scale/detail/legibility

In photography
focal depth/shutter speed (light exposure)/film speed (ISO/graininess)
by EMJ
Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Woof!
Replies: 8
Views: 774

Re: Woof!

Ego wrote: These are micro-studio-apartments and have amenities you'd expect in a custom-built tiny house, so they appeal to those interested in the tiny house trend.


40 kg dog, 8 x 18 ft house, not a problem:

http://imgur.com/23t5ejQ

http://imgur.com/6wbzgpN
by EMJ
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: A Journey of Mindfulness--the Remaking of Life in Midstream.
Replies: 341
Views: 63102

Re: A Journey of Mindfulness--the Remaking of Life in Midstream.

Could you add some sort of water filled containers as dead weight?
by EMJ
Fri May 27, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Anonymous Analytics
Replies: 0
Views: 1312

Anonymous Analytics

"Anonymous is a movement by which individuals across the globe can promote access to information, free speech, and transparency. The movement has made international headlines by exposing The Church of Scientology, supporting anti-corruption movements in Zimbabwe and India, and providing secure ...
by EMJ
Fri May 20, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Harari's new book reviewed
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Harari's new book reviewed

AI will create 'useless class' of human, predicts bestselling historian Modern political and economic structures were built on humans being useful to the state: most notably as workers and soldiers, Harari argues. With those roles taken on by machines, our political and economic systems will simply ...

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