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    What's your favourite chilli and why?

    It depends on the application. Mildly spicy spice paprikas have a nice meaty rich flavor when ripened to blood red that goes great on chilli Fruity C. chinense varieties are great with curries and hoppin' john Lemony C. chinense varieties are great with gumbo This year I grew out 10 F2 plants of a hybrid I made between a wild vitamin A rich C. chinense and a extra large habanero type (Congo Trinidad) and the group gave me a sample of everything. Yellow, orange, red, blood red, lemony, lemon with peach, fruity, smokey fruity, fruity with flowers, ranging from 75% to 150% habanero heat. I think my favorite isnt a pepper, its a unique variety of peppers to set the themes for that year, lol
  2. The answer: have no moisture in the container ;) Load the pollen into a 0.5 or 1.5 ml centrifuge tube or a simple small 3 or 4 mil thick zip bag. Desiccate in a jar with silica [found in hobby stores with the flower drying gear]. When dry reach in and quickly close the container. Store those pollen packets in a jar with desiccant in the freezer. To hold open the zip bag while the pollens drying I use plant tags I cut from pop cans bent into a wedge shape. A bent paper clip, etc. will also work. The zip bags are good enough, but the tubes give you the opportunity to look like you have an amateur sperm bank in your freezer.
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    Farewell Incognito

    Fuck sake, seeing the thread title I thought incognito was dead. Glad your not dead, incognito I hope wherever life takes you, you find happiness and continue to remain not-dead
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    How to move a cactus collection without fucking them up too badly

    I'm american, it would cost me my left nipple just to find out its not repairable. But, hey, if I start smoking I'll at least always have some place to snuff out my cigarette!
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    How to move a cactus collection without fucking them up too badly

    Good job getting it done without being stabbed, last october I was moving too many at once on a board, tripped, and let a bridgesii roll down my arm just so I wouldnt drop the lot. Bastard poked a nerve in my arm and made a patch of skin on my hand go numb. Almost time to move them again and its still numb! What man doesnt value his root.
  6. Its now official, peer reviewed clinical medicine has diagnosed homophobes as being psychotic and immature [Link] I love how the immature correlation managed to score a P < 0.0001 (statistically, less than a 1 in 10,000 chance that theyre wrong)
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    Homophobes are psychotic and immature

    Religious indoctrination is one. Some religious actually oppose homosexuality, oddly enough. Some ignorant trash want to feel superior to someone, anyone, so they blindly make up prejudice against entire groups so they can pretend theyre better than someone. This is a disturbingly common aspect of human psychology. Some of those dirty, unkempt, beer befuddled guys you mentioned as being unattractive to homosexuals might just be jealous and resentful because they know they would be turned down. Sometimes its simply politics. They think theyre supposed to be homophobes so they act that way to fit in. Recent history in my country is pretty funny, really. Gay marriage was illegal virtually everywhere and politicians were homophobic by default. Then something tipped and politicians realized 'what the hell, people dont actually seem to care if gays marry' and legalization swept across the country at record speed. Now only the politicians that get votes because they are bigots (like the tea party) make homophobic comments in public. I'm not sure on the penis envy one. In my experience, getting my hands on a homophobes penis is quite difficult and I havent managed it enough times for statistical analysis.
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    Post a random picture thread

    Scored a psychedelic afghan for just $1.50 Thanks, random psychedelic granny
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    Nascent Iodine

    Fuck sake thats expensive! The RDA for iodine is 150µg per diem for adults, that translates to just about 200µg of potassium iodide. I got a lifetime supply from a chem supplier on sale for $3, bring on peak oil baby- I'm set! Since the stuff is so godawful potent I make mine into measured solutions preserved with salt. One bottle is 14% salt and enough KI so 1/4 teaspoon is a days supply and another bottle is 14% salt and a days KI in one tablespoon, which I dilute to 1 cup and drink on days I expect to be sweating a lot of salt out. Just 5 grams of KI will last an adult 68.5 years Kelp has a wildly variable iodine content, routinely varying 100 fold in potency. Iodized salt just doesnt have enough unless you consume too much table salt. Commercial products with salt in use non-iodized salt. Do not trust any supplement/vitamin products from the USA. We are notoriously unregulated and random in supplement dosage accuracy. There have even been cases of vitamin D being sold which accidentally contained 10,000,000 units per capsule, and the iodine content of kelp pills has never been regulated here.
  10. BC is right, it looks quite a lot like Apache (which is an F1 hybrid) but I dont think it is. The Daze's chilli has an acutely pointed tip, Apache chillies has a bluntly pointed tip, squint and you can see: Daze's looks like some sort of Aji to me, the flower coloration would prove it. It quite reminds me of Aji Verde: That seems closer, anyway, but Aji Verde is rare. Look to the Ajis (Capsicum baccatum)
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    Post a random picture thread

    I present the prototype for 'Tennis Ball On-A-Stick' ® Ideal for bogan back massage Now with a matching wall mount Kiss my ass, fitness store
  12. Now I just need P-Funk to make an album with a background of grasshopper chewing so my medicines will get more potent when the plants hear me saying 'shit god damn'
  13. The way I consume raw garlic is to dice it up real fine, mix it with raw HOT chilli peppers, and put that on a pice of bread with some food smeared on top. Garlic provides garlicy goodness, chilli peppers drain the sinuses and release phlegm from the lungs, both stimulate the appetite, and the bread... well thats an edible plate. It really is possible to put too much garlic in food I shit you not! ....but only if you regard coffee as 'food'
  14. Well, I'm sure that depends on the listener. I just find it odd. This is what real xhosa looks like:
  15. Indoors in zone 8? Is that because of all the rain? Here, in zone 7a, I tried H. salicifolia straight in the ground. It barely survived the first winter and then died in the second. This last winter I couldnt justify bringing them in so I planted the Heimia pots and mulched them with tons of leaves and sprinkled soil on top. They survived the winter and grew without problem when I removed the leaves in spring, the H. myrtifolias sprung back to life a couple weeks quicker. I'll repeat the experiment this year. Seriously, how did that nickname ever catch on? Was it a vendor or something? [Xhosa is the name of the ethnic group that uses that plant so thats like saying "I dont like the word 'Dates', from now on we'll call them 'Arabs'" ]
  16. Dont electromagnetic waves from the sun bounce off the moon sort of like sound bounces off a wall and makes an echo? So the night time electromagnetic signal from the sun would be proportional to the percentage of the moon thats illuminated.
  17. I dont think its harsh. For a couple reasons, in concert... In southeast asia (not just Myanmar) its been illegal to deface images of the buddha for a LONG time. I'm sure you've all seen the cultural meme of a buddha head. The way that came about was theiving foreigners hundreds of years ago went to southeast asia to loot cultural treasures, well whole statues were too heavy to haul out of the jungle and too heavy to ship to england, et al. so these foreign pirates went around the jungles snapping heads off thousand year old buddha statues to take home and sell for $$$. When the people of southeast asia got independence they wanted to stop that shit, and they went one step further and made it illegal to clean your shoes on a buddha statue, etc. as it was a supreme insult to their threatened native culture. This guy didnt get an abnormal sentence, in thailand foreigners are routinely jailed under those laws. Soldiers from my country think its great fun to urinate on a buddha statue and spit beer on pictures of the king. Genuinely apologizing will typically get them out of jail (tho they might have to wait a few months for an audience with the king, lol.) They act like the guy couldnt have known it was wrong. Well 1, everybody and the fleas on their dog knows that music and getting drunk isnt what the buddha supported, even lay practitioners cant do that when visiting temples. 2, he should have known at least the extreme basic 'its in the damn tour pamphlet' rules of the country. 3, the guy asked someone if it was ok. That means he knew it wasnt and just wanted to see how far he could legally offend people. With how much the west has savaged those countries can you blame them for wanting a bit of respect? [because the Buddha was celibate] Its an interesting historical point that in the Buddhas life and for hundreds of years after his death no image of the buddha was made. The most ancient strata of stone carvings would represent him as a tree (for enlightenment), or a set of footprints (for the jhanas), I think there are a few that use a flame (for the teaching he gave to fire worshipers). So its a bit ironic that people worship the image, particularly since he didnt look like that (the suttas make it very clear he was clean shaven- the baby dreadlocks were to impress vedic scholars who thought that was a sign of 'an auspicious man. Another sign is a foreskin that fully covers the head of the penis, be glad the statue has a robe) he also didnt have that bun on his head, its a vestigial turban from the imported greek sculptors that started the statue tradition).
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    Powdered alcohol! "Palcohol"

    But can you get high by rubbing it on your nipples? I did that with some really crystally bud once, it was awesome just for the novelty of the innovation. Not often one gets to do something with drugs that borders on the avantgarde.
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    Powdered alcohol! "Palcohol"

    I wonder how flammable it is. I dont drink, but I might be willing to play with fire in unwise ways
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    Yeah, the researchers indicated that they intend to modify harmine to still work but without the RIMA/psychoactive effect. But lets be honest, they intend to modify it for a patent. When used correctly the RIMA thing is a non-issue, particularly since this isnt an emergency-medicine context- people would have advanced warning. I hope some day we see dosage and efficacy trials with harmine itself so people outside of wealthy nations will better benefit from it. Perhaps Iran could do a trial with esphand, they've been doing a fair number of pharmacognosy trials lately.
  21. If you squint you can see mescaline, lol [Link] Luckily I've just been reading the pharmacopoea of the peoples republic so I recognized the chem. The herb that they annoyingly didnt name is Stephania tetrandra, its dried root is 1-2% tetrandrine. Be cautious with commercial sources as its often switched with kidney destroying Aristolochia species.
  22. Contrary to myth, foil hats dont block brain waves. You see, to act as a faraday cage and block the electromagnetic transmissions coming from our brains the foil hat must be grounded to pump the electrical impulses down into the earth where only the mole people will detect them, just like the wire mesh faraday cage around my DSL modem. To ground a foil hat one needs to connect a wire that runs down the back and both legs to metal plates on the soles of each shoe. This both-shoe thing is important because otherwise you'll strobe your thoughts as you walk. That could be bad. If your thinking "damn politicians, I cant believe they want to take away our guns, what will happen to our hunting, I should vote against that politician" a strobed thought would transmit "damn politicians... guns... hunting... politicians". If the foil hat is not grounded at all it is still a conductor wrapped around your head. This could lead to embarrassing investigations. Say, for example, your walking with a hot girl and the two of you pass a cow. One side of your brain thinks sex, the other side thinks cow, and the ungrounded foil hat mixes them and broadcasts a desire for cow sex! I know how warm the aussie summer can get, it should be useful to know that the wire mesh used as insect screens will block electromagnetic waves, for breathable faraday cage hats. Do not do this if you are radioactive, however. Gamma rays fit through the mesh. [The bug screen wire mesh is great for modems as well, I can still see all the blinky lights]
  23. Not surprising. The process over here is quite standardized: doctors cycle patients through different antidepressants until they coincidentally start feeling better, the doctor takes the credit and insists the patient stay on the drug, the patient gets heavily addicted, the patient gets the stress of being chained to the drug for years or decades until they die or have the strength to spend months in drug withdrawals. I've seen it in many people, even young children (its not rare for 5-8 year olds to be on antidepressants here and some infants are put on them)