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Awnings: a simple cooling tech we apparently forgot about
  • Same here. But make it with like jute and bamboo with a thin gold trim and she would buy 2

  • What would you like for everyone to know about the type of job you have?
  • You can bring your phone into the X-ray room. Unless you’re getting a hip X-ray you can even keep it in your pocket. Keys and wallet too!

    All my patients are convinced that a phone can’t be in the pocket and I cannot even convince them otherwise. They don’t believe me!

  • Humpback 'n Cheese
  • Why does this look so delicious to me? Chomp!

  • Toddler, 2, dies after shooting himself while left alone in a Walmart parking lot as his parents shopped for fireworks
  • Every word of that sentence made it worse. Flip those patents straight to heck

  • If you could create your own country, what would you name it?
  • Good names! They sound original and they could all pass as a country

  • 2024 France election live updates: Prime Minister Attal plans to resign as projections show leftists lead
  • Okay that clears up a lot. So if the President manages military and foreign relations, does the PM manage bureaus? Who creates the budget?

    Merci! This is well written. Good luck to you!

  • 2024 France election live updates: Prime Minister Attal plans to resign as projections show leftists lead
  • Thank you for the reply. Can you explain the bit about ‘dissolve the Parliament’? What does that entail?

  • 2024 France election live updates: Prime Minister Attal plans to resign as projections show leftists lead
  • Prime Minister Attal? I thought that was Macron?

    Can someone ELI5 this system of government for me. I’m in the US where I’ve got a pretty good grasp on our Democratic Republic but I get a little confused by places that have President and Prime Minister. Also what does it mean when they say something like “Keir Starmer will try to form a government….”

  • I'm American and I think New Zealand has so many funny people and Australia has so few.
  • Wait what now? This sounds like an inside joke that I’m on the outside of

  • I'm American and I think New Zealand has so many funny people and Australia has so few.
  • You know what- I’m stating to think there are some funny Australians after all. Sorry to hear about the racist one though

  • I'm American and I think New Zealand has so many funny people and Australia has so few.
  • Y’all got some funny Canadians too. That Jared Keeso and his giant neck are something else

  • I'm American and I think New Zealand has so many funny people and Australia has so few.
  • I mean look at this. Jemaine, Taika Waititi, Rhys Darby, the guy that did Summer Heights High with all his different characters, the Aunty Donna folks.

    Who tf can compete ?

  • I'm American and I think New Zealand has so many funny people and Australia has so few.
  • Oh that was like 40 years ago!

    Wooow you know what? The timeline adds up. It’s Hemsworths fault!

  • It's Saturday, what have you watched this week?
  • Waiting for the wife to return from Ireland to start watching Shoresy new season!

    Natalie Portland are you ready? GOOD CUZ YOURE GOING

  • It's Saturday, what have you watched this week?
  • I’m halfway through it so don’t spoil but - I mean it’s good I like it but like- it’s just montages! The whole first episode was a 50 minute montage with one song on it! How do they get away with that

  • I'm American and I think New Zealand has so many funny people and Australia has so few.

    Get it together, Aussies. EDIT: Australias population is 5x higher too? Explain yourselves!

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    Halal Shrek
  • That was a good one sister

  • Biden Has Lost Little Swing-State Support Following First Debate
  • Sister it’s kinda crazy to me. Lemmy will downvote news posts with credible polls showing Biden dropping, and upvote any questionable source that says otherwise. I’m also a Democrat but to me a credible news story should not be disparaged for saying something I dont want to hear. It doesn’t do any good to hide from the truth. “You must know the enemy in order to meet him on the battlefield”- Sun Tzu or idk maybe I just made that up.

    I mean what is pro.morningconsult? I’ve never heard of that ever. And I’ve seen Rueters posts get downvoted! Rueters!

  • How to germinate and grow opium poppies

    I am making this post because after years of frustration, I have finally learned how to do it consistently. Most sources say that Papaver Somniferum needs to be cold stratified and have light to germinate and this is basically false. Forget about the cold part, that's completely unnecessary. Get a wet paper towel and squeeze out all the water. Lay it out and put the seeds on top. You can lightly mist the seeds but I don't think you have to. Put the paper towel with seeds on top into a ziploc and seal it. Put the bag on the counter in a bright room in your house. Not in direct sunlight, and keep it at room temp. The seeds will begin to open in 2-3 days.

    Then drop those seeds onto the soil in a large pot. Lightly sprinkle some soil over them. Put the pot outside and keep it moist by misting it gently. If it's too hot outside to keep the soil moist, you can put the pot in a shady spot. They will sprout in another 2 days. Then move into the sun.

    Poppies thrive on neglect. Don't overwater them, don't fertilize, and make sure that the soil drains very well. You don't want fertile soil for this. They would grow like dandelions out of a crack in the sidewalk and be happy. Just when they first begin to make buds, give them Calmag or something similar. I use lime and bonemeal.

    The poppies are the most potent 10-14 days after the petals drop off. Look for a brown line to appear just under the round part of the pod. Look at the photo I posted. Do you see that brown line under the pod? That's NOT the one you're looking for. This brown line will appear ABOVE that line, right where the round pod tapers to it's 'neck'.

    For years I tried leaving them out all winter, or putting them in the fridge, and nothing worked nearly as well as this method. Now that you're growing them on your schedule you can grow them in 3 seasons. The seeds are easy to purchase online. Look for one called Lauren's Grape. It's beautiful. In the US it's legal to grow them, but illegal to harvest opium from them- so don't do that.

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    Question about hybrid vegetables

    If hybrids produce seeds that aren’t ‘true-to-type’, then how do they keep making the same ones every year?

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    Let's have another friendly woodworking contest! Make your best planter box by August 1

    Thank you technomad and dubyakay for inspiring our third woodworking contest here. This contest will be to build a planter box or I guess a plant pot would work too.

    Submit your work as a post in this community by August 1 at the latest, and the post with the most votes will win. The image will be our new thumbnail picture and the user will be credited on our sidebar.

    I’ve noticed that posts often collect votes for up to like 3 days so I will wait until August 4 or something to announce the winner just to make sure everyone has had a chance to vote.

    Good luck everyone!

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    The state of my garden right now

    Getting ready to change out the greens and garlic for cabbages and beets.

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    June gardening tips from Portland Nursery

    www.portlandnursery.com June Gardening | Portland Nursery

    June Gardening at Portland Nursery and Garden Center in Portland, Vancouver, Lake Oswego.

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    Cheeky Bot

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    TIL in the Carboniferous Period, no fungus existed to decompose trees. They just grew on top of each other up and up.

    The weight of the trees was so great that the ones on the bottom got squished and became coal. That’s where coal is from. Bonus fact: the whole time this was happening, sharks were hunting in the oceans. Sharks are older than trees and fungus!

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    [OC] visited the Alvord Desert where they broke the land speed world record with rocket cars

    This is in Oregon and there is a hot springs nearby. It’s worth seeing but for a better time check out the French Glen Hotel and Malhuer wildlife refuge.

    Also RIP Jessi Combs who died breaking the record.

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    Remember my birdhouse gourd I grew last fall? After drying all winter it’s ready now!

    I’m going to move it lower to the ground in an effort to attract house finches. Otherwise the sparrows will take it and they are invasive.

    I got a bunch of seeds from it. DM me your address and I’ll mail you a few for free. I’m happy to share

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