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Little and Large II

I have often come across small groups of fly agaric mushrooms, but I've never seen so many little & large pairs before. On Saturday I saw 7 pairs of little & large mushrooms. Never more than two, and always the same disparity in size.

Must be something to do with the soil conditions in this area.

#Highlands #Scotland #fungi

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This is maybe a bit ... but I think I'm going to make myself a mocha

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**Pemberstone Group: we profile the company trying to demolish 70 homes in a Leeds estate**

"After a two-year long battle by families to save their homes, 70 homes in the Sugar Hill estate in Oulton, Leeds remain at risk of demolition. Pemberstone, the company that owns the land, are trying to win permission to knock down the existing homes and “regenerate” the estate with less affordab…"

corporatewatch.org/pemberstone

#activism #news #bot

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Nice to be able to pay in £ and not pay in Dollars + fees

bailproject.org/louisville/

Considering joining Labour again so I can cancel my membership in protest again.

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I am absolutely tired of liberals saying that these racist cops, prosecutors, and attorneys general are "on the wrong side of history."

History is not a linear path towards tolerance, and that thinking is itself white supremacist.

History is a messy course, and right now hate, fascism, racism, and others are winning in a lot of places.

To tut-tut about being on the "wrong side of history" is to excuse yourself from doing the work of dismantling systems of white supremacy.

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I'm rubbish at finding people to follow. Things I'd like on my TL: plants, rewilding, solarpunk, wild camping/swimming/climbing, urban greenery, urban adventures, DIY, crafting, carpentry, cooking, brewing, makerspaces, yoga, sewing, very basic programming (like, raspberry Pi? IDK), queer homemaking

...that you can do from an urban apartment

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Hey I just noticed that The Dispossessed is now on libcom, or has been reposted on libcom.
http://libcom.org/library/dispossessed-ursula-le-guin
So now it's definitely there.
It was on The Anarchist Library. I guess that's why it was posted on libcom. Her short story about Odo "The Day Before the Revolution" is still on there. If you loved The Dispossessed and haven't read it yet, I recommend it.
http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/ursula-k-le-guin-the-day-before-the-revolution
Even if you haven't read The Dispossessed yet, I recommend you read it (that and The Dispossessed).
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Botanists in Kew Gardens (UK) bought a £1.29 bag of supermarket porcini mushrooms sourced from China and found three species of mushroom previously unknown to science.
kew.org/science/news/new-mushr

Original tweet : twitter.com/tilbots/status/130

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🐦 Vlyssis Aldrovandi philosophi ac medici Bononiensis historiam naturalem in gymnasio Bononiensi profitentis, Ornithologiae, hoc est, De avibus historiae libri XII
Bononiae: Apud Franciscum de Franciscis Senensem, MDXCIX-MDCXXXVII [1599-1637]
biodiversitylibrary.org/page/5

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"This site looks better in the app!"

"We're painfully aware of how much our mobile site sucks!"

"Even though our whole business revolves around a website, turns out we're really, really bad at making websites!"

"Nobody who works here has a nephew who knows how to chuck some HTML together without creating an abomination!"

"To be honest this whole website thing is so confusing we've basically given up at this point!"

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Been doing some nonviolent eviction resistance training with our local Acorn group. Feels good to be learning something practical and to be involved in community organising. The revolution starts at home.

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There may be yet another 6,000 books still surviving in the other city of Walata. There are 11,000 books in private collections currently in Niger. Finally, in Timbuktu, Mali, there are about 700,000 surviving books from ancient African civilization.

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pretty epic how we make EU migrants pay a large lump sum to use the NHS every year. and by epic I mean really fucked up and anti immigrant because they sure as fuck aren't some huge resource drain and they still fucking pay taxes too

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Some notes on running the 2020 Linux Plumbers Conference online using free-software.

"All told, the experience of running LPC as a virtual event was exhausting, but also rewarding. Despite our worries, we were able to pull off a successful event using 100% free software."

lwn.net/Articles/830436/

#FreeSoftware #Conferences #Linux #LinuxPlumbersConference

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A useful resource for UK (and I'm guessing Northern EU people) helping you to identify different wild species of mushroom, tree, wasp, moth, sea shell and various types of flowers.
discoverthewild.co.uk/resource

Looking pretty crowded here. There's not...... MushRoom left.

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> Carrying out a payment with Visa requires about 0.002 kilowatt-hours; the same payment with bitcoin uses up 906 kilowatt-hours, more than half a million times as much, and enough to power a two-person household for about three months.

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Robin is upset this morning because I'm sitting on my own doorstep, too close to the bird feeder

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