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The baby bugs can't find the tree on their own, so mom-bug collects the fruits for them and brings them back to the nest. Mom-bug walks across the forest to this one specific type of tress and moves from fallen berry to fallen berry, probing them with her little insect legs to see if they're ripe. It can take hours to find and collect a single ripe berry.

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Kind-of amazed by the persistence of creatures with extremely specific living requirements. There's this insect called the Japanese red bug whose offspring can initially eat only the ripe fruit from a specific type of rare tree.

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Water shortage 

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Ukrainian oligarchs accused of laundering $470b, buying up much of Cleveland - boingboing.net/2019/06/14/kyiv I beg your pardon...?

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@asherwolf only another century until medicinal knowledge gets up to speed on half the population?
The arguments look reasonable, but no way for me to tell if they are supported.
I suspect like most things it will be more complicated than expected

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hello everyone

here is a very small, simple twine game i made a couple years ago and finally got around to throwing online. it is called planted and it is about being lonely and having a plant.

it does have some random messages and hidden values it keeps track of so i hope that makes it worth playing more than once

i hope you like it

xyzzyzzyzx.neocities.org/plant

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Operationalise just means implement, yeah? Goddamn verb nouning.

politics 

Paid the phone bill, volunteered, returned Kid’s library books. Next: pick up some school tops for the Kid, organise his school permission slips

Elderly Eastern European client at the place where I volunteer came over and yelled at me in a language I don’t speak about: not wearing warm enough clothing, volunteering while my shoulder is in a sling...and then went and got me a cup of soup from the soup kitchen. It was very lulzy and sweet

So the next six weeks I’ll be in a sling, not allowed to lift more than 5kg and banned from lifting my arm above my head. Interesting times

Showered. No more stinky. Tried to make my face look less exhausted with some cover up so I can go to my volunteer role at midday. I have a food delivery coming so I don’t have to go back to the supermarket again this week. Next task is to drink an adequate amount of water. Basics are hard atm.

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@asherwolf Having a bit of behind the scenes knowledge, climate models are interesting in that they're very complex, but they still don't capture the complexity of reality.

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