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[–] kalkulat@lemmy.world 2 points 2 days ago

Neat video about a remarkable home. Starting in 1906! 10 acres! ... inspired by the catacombs of Rome ... subterranean fish pond ... I'm not much of a tourist but it'd be great to see this, wow.


"Meet Tim Doucette, a blind astronomer who built the Deep Sky Eye Observatory in rural Nova Scotia. Follow Tim as he welcomes a 9-year-old girl with the same visual impairment as him"

[–] kalkulat@lemmy.world 15 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago) (4 children)

Reminds me of another India beat-the-heat tech that I read was widespread there for centuries.

Those who've ever been in a root cellar or basement are excused. You make a hole in the ground, then go down in it. Underground temperatures world-wide hover around 50-60 degrees all year long.

Make a BIG hole in the ground, and build stairs that people can use to go down into it. Heat rises, so not a problem.


It ain't how much you've got, it's how you use it.

[–] kalkulat@lemmy.world 5 points 3 days ago

Could you add a pointer to the Youtube you watched?

[–] kalkulat@lemmy.world 2 points 4 days ago

'Theeeere once was a girl from Nantucket' ... well, sort of works.

[–] kalkulat@lemmy.world 14 points 4 days ago

As a very curious person with very wide interests, it is so easy to access really hard-to-find information. In the past five years I've satisfied my curiosity more than adequately on hundreds of topics I'd wondered about all my life ... from home. One plus side of Covid.

On the darker side, there were plenty of predictions (from science and fiction) in decades past that are becoming very real. Too many heads buried in sand.

[–] kalkulat@lemmy.world 1 points 4 days ago

Another victim of COVID, and rents rising sky-high.

[–] kalkulat@lemmy.world 1 points 4 days ago* (last edited 4 days ago)

I know what you mean. But at least it's in the spirit of Leary's admonition, "Now find the others". It's astounding that people weren't at least talking action ten years ago ... but then who expected COVID.

I've read recently that a LOT of people are sorely needed to learn about heat pump installation. That could be one priority.

[–] kalkulat@lemmy.world 1 points 6 days ago* (last edited 6 days ago)

Now for the next test: 3 identical new styluses responses are profiled. Now 3 identical TTs, play Marcus Family vs. Metallica vs Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music.

After 100 hours compare stylus profiles to originals. Repeat after 1000 hours. Also visit your shrink before and after for a comparitive sanity test.

[–] kalkulat@lemmy.world 1 points 6 days ago* (last edited 6 days ago)

Tried Live 22 XFCE version out ... everything worked well -except- the Display setting I've used for my (Samsung) monitor for years ... was missing. No idea how -that- gets fixed. (No, xrandr didn't fix it.) Had to quit before my eyes burned out.

Oh well, 21.3 is good until 2027

submitted 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago) by kalkulat@lemmy.world to c/climate

While the report is focussed mainly on the U.S., its detailed perspectives, timelines and responses apply widely.

[–] kalkulat@lemmy.world 27 points 2 weeks ago (2 children)

Great film... and nobody but Robin could have done that scene so well. Phew.


Chose a title that reflects what the article actually discusses!

[–] kalkulat@lemmy.world 1 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

They're like thinking (OMG. Someone is different from me... someone doesn't believe the same as I do ... I can't ever feel secure with that ... got to ... got to fix that ... )

[–] kalkulat@lemmy.world 5 points 4 weeks ago (2 children)

For centuries the treatment gays got was 'stay hidden or else'. No respect in that from me.


We haven’t pinned down the masses of any individual neutrino, and we don’t even know which ones are heavier than the others. When it comes to our ability to collect raw data, neutrinos present a triple threat: they’re incredibly lightweight (even the electron weighs over 5 million times more than all the neutrinos combined), they shift their identity as they travel (and their rate of flavor oscillation changes as they travel through different substances, so there’s no one-size-fits-all solution), and they barely interact with anything in the first place...


Soil is a huge reservoir of carbon. There are around 1.5 trillion tons of organic carbon stored in soils across the world—about twice the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. Scientists used to think that most of this carbon entered the soil when dead leaves and plant matter decomposed, but it’s now becoming clear that plant roots and fungi networks are a critical part of this process


With a few SMR projects built and operational at this point, and more plants under development, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) concludes in a report that SMRs are "still too expensive, too slow to build, and too risky to play a significant role in transitioning away from fossil fuels."


"If you want to see what the cutting edge of next-gen clean energy innovation looks like, it’d be hard to find a place better than Texas. Amazing companies are breaking ground not just here in Southeast Texas but across the state. Each one represents a huge boon for the local economy," - Bill Gates


cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/11906510

It was a decade ago when California became the first state in the nation to ban single-use plastic bags, ushering in a wave of anti-plastic legislation from coast to coast.

But in the years after California seemingly kicked its plastic grocery sack habit, material recovery facilities and environmental activists noticed a peculiar trend: Plastic bag waste by weight was increasing to unprecedented levels.

According to a report by the consumer advocacy group CALPIRG, 157,385 tons of plastic bag waste was discarded in California the year the law was passed. By 2022, however, the tonnage of discarded plastic bags had skyrocketed to 231,072 — a 47% jump. Even accounting for an increase in population, the number rose from 4.08 tons per 1,000 people in 2014 to 5.89 tons per 1,000 people in 2022.

The problem, it turns out, was a section of the law that allowed grocery stores and large retailers to provide thicker, heavier-weight plastic bags to customers for the price of a dime.



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