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  1. 2 hours ago, waterboy 2.0 said:

    Interesting conversation going on.

     

    I'll leave the word steganography in here as it may be interesting to some folk:wink:

    Sometimes you need to do something in plain sight....

     

    This video on steganography is pretty cool..

     

    I wrote some some C for uni to embed text into images using least significant bit steganography. It was pretty easy but I think LSB is not the most secure.


  2. Just wanted to say it would be great if when browsing the store there was a way to only view items that are in stock or to order items that are in stock first. Especially under the 'echinopsis' category there are about 20 pages of mostly out of stock items.

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  3. This is what I am thinking would be cool, keep in mind I'm relatively new to the forum, but I've known about this place for quite a while. IMO the trade forum should be private and you should need a certain number of posts and to have been around for say 30 days, then if you have paid the five dollar annual membership fee you get access to a private discussion forum, chill space style, plus the seed and plant exchange forum. If you had to pay even a small fee we could probably avoid situations like those recently with people creating fake accounts as well as decreasing the likelihood of people abusing free trade threads and similar. Just an idea, also I'm not opposed to advertisements, really we could have both. I just think this could be beneficial for seed and plant exchange, being the only trade thread of its kind in Aus I would hate to see it get soured by scammers and manipulators. /rant


  4. If anyone knows where I can download this video in blu-ray for free please let me know, I'm pretty broke so really can't justify paying $15 for the video. Or if anyone knows of any other good vids like this send me a PM.


  5. Here's some info I've found about acacias and the Bible if your interested.

    “Shittim wood” (Acacia) is mentioned 12 times in the Bible. They were the trees from which the Tabernacle and some of its utensils were made: “And they shall make an ark of shittim wood … And thou shalt make staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold” Exodus 25:10,13 “And thou shalt make boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood standing up” Exodus 16:15 “And thou shalt make an altar of shittim wood” Exodus 27:1 “And he made the incense altar of shittim wood” Exodus 37:25

    Acacia is awarded a place of honor alongside the cedar in the consolation prophecies: “I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree”Isaiah 41:1

    Acacia trees were given preferential treatment: “God will return any Acacia (shittah) tree that gentiles took from Jerusalem” Babylonian Talmud, Rosh Hashanah 23:1 Felling live Acacia trees in the desert is taboo to date. In the Aramaic tradition, a person who cut down a living tree, would have his arm cut off. The resin that drips from desert Acacia trees was used by the ancients as medicine, and is called gummi arabicum (Arabic gum). The Talmud also mentions a medicine made from Acacia.

    Source: http://www.holylandrestorers.com/trees-of-the-bible/acacia/

    Shittah tree[1] was used in the Tanakh to refer to the acacia (Hebrew: שטה). Acacia albida, Acacia seyal, Acacia tortilis and Acacia iraqensis can be found growing wild in the Sinai desert and the Jordan valley.

    During the Exodus, the ancient Israelites employed shittah wood in making the various parts of the Tabernacle and of the Ark of the Covenant. It was the acacia or mimosa (Acacia nilotica and A. seyal).

    "The wild acacia (Mimosa nilotica), under the name of sunt, everywhere represents the seneh, or senna, of the burning bush. A slightly different form of the tree, equally common under the name of seyal, is the ancient shittah, or, as more usually expressed in the plural form, the shittim, of which the Tabernacle was made."

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shittah_tree


    ..hi, wanted to bring some ancient middle-eastern acacias to your attention, & see if anyone has reports..

    Acacia albida (synon. Faidherbia albida)

    Acacia albida. (Ana Tree or Winter Thorn.) It is found throughout the middle-east & africa. see info further on in thread.. It is known to contain DMT (see Tikhal). ..the 'burning bush'..is believed to be A. tortillis subsp radianna]

    (..i have been told a small spiritual group now exists in Israel based around the entheogenic effects of this tree...)

    it has numerous traditional medicinal uses including digestion and child-birthing...

    ..according to the old testament Moses was instructed (on Mt. Sinai) to build the Arc of the Covenant out of holy 'shittim'-wood..

    Acacia seyal, the Red acacia, known also as the shittah tree (the source of shittim wood). A. seyal has been found to

    contain DMT in the leaf & stembark according to unreferenced web sources)

    here is a list of African & middle-eastern Tryptamine Acacias (which will hopefully grow over the next few years..)

    A. albida (Ana Tree, Winter Thorn) DMT leaf, bark [2][1]; DMT-like bioassays in Israel [dmt-nexus]

    A. giraffae (synon.A. haematoxylon x erioloba) DMT in leaf [5]

    A. horrida (Cape Gum, 'Dev-Babul' ) [4]

    A. karoo (Sweet Thorn) tryptamines [4]

    A. laeta DMT, in the leaf[6]

    A. mellifera DMT, in the leaf[4][1]; alkaloid +ve 2 tests [14]; triterpinoids.

    A. nilotica (Gum Arabic Tree) DMT, in the leaf[2][4][1] tentative DMT,5meoDMT[10], tryptamine and 'harmane derivatives'[11]

    A. nilotica subsp. adstringens reported DMT [4][12]

    A. nubica DMT in leaf [9]; synon. with A. oerfota (A. nubica subsp oerfota) - NMT [4]

    A. polyacantha DMT in leaf [4][8][9]

    A. senegal DMT in bark & leaf [9][2][1][6], NMT, other tryptamines [4] DMT in plant[7]

    A. seyal (Red Acacia, holy 'shittim wood' ) DMT [2][1]

    A. sieberiana DMT, in the leaf.[6] Ether extracts about 1-7% of the dried leaf mass.[3]

    A. tortilis (Umbrella Thorn, also implicated in the Ark of the Covenant) DMT leaf, bark [2]; alkaloid positive [13]

    A. xanthophloea ('Fever Tree' ) oral ceremonial & medicinal use (incl. anti-malarial); alkaloids [15]

    so that's 14 so far..References:

    [1]wiki.magiskamolekyler.org (Swedish)

    [2]TIKHAL, Shulgin & Shulgin

    [3]Wattle Seed Workshop Proceedings 12 March 2002, Canberra March 2003 RIRDC Publication No 03/024, RIRDC Project No WS012-06

    [4]Pharmacuetical Excipients.com =Posted by Niazi in acacia blog

    [5] (internal uni. chemistry paper viewed by Nen 1995)

    [6]Shaman Australis (either claimed in a thread, or referenced to here elsewhere)

    [7] Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

    [8] Poland herbarium

    [9] Khalil & Elkheir 1975.

    [10] Heffter 1996, Trout 1997

    [11] Oliver-Bever "Medicinal Plants In Tropical West Africa 1986

    [12] Trout 2004

    [13] Kubmarawa et al 2007

    [14] Lalitha et al. 2010; Rukunga et al 2004.

    [15] Nundkumar et al. 2002

    ..Interestingly, Acacia cyclops is native to Western Australia! Many Australian acacias were planted all over africa (for tannin & timber) and are now naturalized...

    Source: https://www.dmt-nexus.me/forum/default.aspx?g=posts&t=23472&p=2


  6. Interesting I remember reading something about psychosis caused by extremely high doses of caffeine. Although I'm not sure if this is a common effect or not.

    From Wikipedia:

    At high doses, typically greater than 300 mg, caffeine can both cause and worsen anxiety or, rarely, trigger mania or psychosis.


  7. G'day I'm also new around these parts although I've known about this place for some time. People are very helpful and it always amazes how much time some people have put in to researching or putting together tutorials and teks. There is such a wealth of information out there about these plants that if you dig deep enough you can find out almost anything. Here's to all the unsung forum champions haha :)

    Your vision of your dream garden is pretty cool it sounds pretty awesome I love colourful plants and gardens that stand out. You should put some dragon fruit in there that's kinda psychedelic looking. You definitely have a lot to work with so I'm sure you will come up with something impressive.

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