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Post by Yesterday » Wed Mar 09, 2022 5:52 am

My old intp.live account with its genius sarcasm, braggadocio, and South Africaness has inspired another from the next generations. His name is ADE. I have unofficially accepted credit for his fame which if he reads this may deflate his magnificent African ego. Oh, almost forgot to share that my lowercase b.s. in maths concentration is officially in Operations Research. And I have been recently awarded $640 back pay on my foodstamps card. So much to rave about. Love yourself to pieces my children. :lol:

My man, my mythical "protoge", my fellow South African, I bring you: ADE. (Watch the other videos dangit)


The mojo is strong with this one.
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Re: Little Raves

Post by Catoptric » Sat May 21, 2022 2:23 am

Scientists discover an ancient forest inside a giant sinkhole in China
https://www.npr.org/2022/05/20/11004592 ... ent-forest

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Chinese cave explorers discovered a 192-metre deep sinkhole containing a massive ancient forest
https://www.businessinsider.co.za/ancie ... eng-2022-5

Searching for Tiankeng in google will show some results for various sinkholes.

And the trees do look ancient and google lens thinks it's a Coccothrinax (palm variety.) It should be mentioned that Ginkgo Biloba was discovered in China and it has the most ancient leaf pattern, however, this palm may not be that different from any other variety growing in the region.

It should also be mentioned that climate change nearly killed off ginkgo which had outlived the dinosaurs and has been seen in fossil records for over 290 million years, and was only saved because of cultivation.

Gingko Biloba, The Living Fossils, Were Saved From Extinction Because Of Human Cultivation
https://www.republicworld.com/technolog ... ation.html

I remember collecting some of the ginkgo nuts growing around a college campus though at the time wasn't thinking about growing it (and people eat them) and when I recently drove around the campus was unable to find the same trees that were growing their, and they may have been removed (and this might suggest climate killed it or it may have just been thought of as a nuisance plant.) Palm trees similarly seem to be very difficult to keep alive but that's usually if it's in weather that drops below certain temperatures, and a sinkhole might keep more stable temperatures.
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Post by HighlyIrregular II » Sat Oct 15, 2022 5:57 pm

I like Tello. The plan I use isn't for most people, but I pay $7/month for 1 GB data, unlimited text, and IDK how many minutes because I never get close to the limit. When I run out of data, the throttle me down to 2G speed and I can still get online for free for the rest of the month! It's not the very cheapest though. You can get cell and data service for $10 for 90 days from some providers.

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Post by Catoptric » Mon Oct 31, 2022 6:11 am

Brazil’s Bolsonaro loses bid for second term in fiercely contested presidential vote
https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/30/americas ... index.html

Reminds me of when:

Brazil President Bolsonaro Rushed to Hospital Because He’s Literally Full of Shit
https://www.thedailybeast.com/jair-bols ... ull-of-sht
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Post by Senseye » Mon Oct 31, 2022 6:19 pm

Catoptric wrote:
Mon Oct 31, 2022 6:11 am
Brazil’s Bolsonaro loses bid for second term in fiercely contested presidential vote
As I post this, Bolsonaro has yet to concede. He was making Trump like rumblings about fraud pre-election, so lets see how far he takes it.

The world seems to have a gone a bit crazy lately, so nothing seems too outlandish to consider these days.

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Post by Catoptric » Tue Nov 01, 2022 6:07 am

I had a tea order from Britain for 40 lbs (6x3Kg 2 cup size 1100 catering bags) which they were reluctant to ship (partly because it probably wouldn't fit in the largest $100 UPS box needed, when they were charging 55 pound sterling, but also because shipping is notoriously unreliable or something (or they assumed international orders might just be a scam which they couldn't get their money back from.)

Buying it at the time seemed like a better alternative to buying 40-80 tea bags for $6-$12, and it seemed like it was as good as similar bulk Lancashire tea for $20 which became unavailable locally due to limited demand for it.

Ultimately I was becoming accustomed to Indian teas like Ahmad of London, specifically the Special blend (a better quality Earl Grey tea,) which can only be found for about $12.50-15 for 500 g (or without the tin it can be about a dollar or two less at 450g.)

And as I was considering buying one of these at normal price on this website, the clearance section had the exact same stuff for $2.50 along with some green tea at even cheaper (literally most of the stuff was heavily discounted by 1/4 to 1/15.) I was initially looking for whole bean, preferably unroasted coffee, as I was considering a price range of $7.50 per lb of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe which Rhoads Roast sells which is literally the best coffee in the world when you roast it correctly, but I might start using my drip coffee maker I've not hardly used in 20 years (the original metal Starbucks thermal coffee makers.) I had been using a a French press for most anything but since one of them broke I didn't want to cross contaminate the flavors from tea and coffee, and tend to rely on an espresso machine. The whole beans in the clearance sale are probably not ideal for espresso which really do require fresh beans to properly create the espresso.

https://www.enjoybettercoffee.com/Clear ... -s/827.htm

Some fairly uncommon brands, some not sold on Amazon. Looking at the clearance items it reminds me of when an Albertsons was going out of business and they had really uncommon tea for very reduced prices. Apparently, the free shipping doesn't apply to clearance items, which is understandable.
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