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ZooL

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  1. I injured my back a few years back and am looking for an alternative to prescription meds, The bad pain isn't constant(usually just an ache) but when it flares up or i aggravate it the only thing i've found to work without taking more than the recommended amounts is Tramadol and the like. I live in a pretty rural area and the major announce is not being able to just zip down to the doc and get a script(is about a 40 min drive and often cant get appointment for days) and was thinking about if there was "hypothetically" something that I could grow myself that i can always have on hand. I have heard that Kratom can be somewhat effective and wondering if anyone has had any experience in regards to it and back/disk pain? I wouldn't expect it to kill the pain like stronger prescription meds do but just wondering if it has a noticeable or near comparable effect.
  2. I had a dream where i packed a garden hose with a medium then boiled the capped and coiled hose in a big drum, then a injected a spore syringe though the hose every so often, then when it had colonized it all i cut the hose up into 20cm ish chunks and used them like seed/starter colony things. Every time i have tried to grow mushrooms from scratch i have always failed and they have become contaminated so ill likely never try out this idea but am curious from any that have done so if this idea even makes and sense or would be useful/practical?
  3. Are you sure this isn't a cult? also their site doesn't work for me, most of the text is just dashes and lines after it tries to load the font(could just be my sec setting on my browser or something)
  4. Basically tank 1 is just whatever water, maybe is dirty maybe is clean. Tank 2 is distilled water. is there some commercial version of what i am thinking here that i can just buy to save me from building it?
  5. I am moving to a new place next week(will post pics in a week or so) where i plan to make a succulent and cacti garden(with idea i may also breed for seeds and make cuttings for sale around some of the local markets) I intend to erect a few hot/glass houses simulating different environment but also intend to extend the garden there(someone has spent a longggggg time creating it amid nothing but farm pastures) with a cacti and succulent area. The issue here is the frost during winter time, i really don't know much about cacti growing but have heard many cacti will just turn to mush under these conditions so aside from general frost tolerant cacti and succulent i was wondering if people here may have some experience with what may be some frost resistant strains or crosses of Trichocereus?
  6. ZooL

    Australia is headed down a dark path

    I just think it's odd that some people only seem to get all riled up about free speech when someone cops flak after saying racist or homophobic stuff. Is almost like they just want freedom of speech so they are free to say stuff an asshole would say and not suffer any consequences. I mean i'm sure a lot of people are passionate about the ideals behind it but it seems like a lot of people just wanna get loud* and fight about it right after someone gets in shit for saying fucked up stuff that they agree with. Then they just get bored* of it and go back to being a jerk in private.
  7. Should all just collect in the outer drum thing and will need washing out from time to time i guess. Not sure how much there would be or what i would be doing with it. If it was primarily from the rain water(pretty filthy rainwater due to gutters and guinea fowl crap ) it could prob just be mixed into the compost or garden, if was from bore water i assume it would end up being heaps of minerals , prob mainly calcium and magnesium, not sure what i would do with that but don't think it would be good for the garden or compost. The bore water is pretty much drinkable here i think but not so good for the plants or garden.
  8. Yea putting tank 2 lower would mean no need for a pump but since tank 1 is gravity feeding into the thing the i would either need to raise tank one or bury tank two, not having to worry about the pump failing would be good but don't think it would be very practical with the big tanks i got, I can pretty much only gravity feed once without a bunch of construction. The idea for using the water in tank 2 was pretty much to use it as a clean base water, so would still be boiled before use if in food/drink and yea would need some type of additives if it was an always drinking water and to use it with delicate seedlings, but yea the whole leaching thing with distilled water is an issue that i've not really addressed. I had thought of doing it without the panels and element but i cant think of any way to get nearly enough output without that unless it was really big.
  9. Yea i might have just made the term "bobble valve" up, I basically meant like the little valve thing in a toilet that will allow water in until a level is reach then will shut off, the pump would just periodically takes the distilled water that has collected in the center and pumps it into a tank. And yea im looking for an off the grid type setup, if looked at a few still like things but they all seem to be along the lines of distilling and collecting 5-50 litres of water at a time and require your input. i'm basically looking for something that will just run constantly to fill up a several thousand litre tank over time as long as it has input water available and power coming from the panels. It shouldn't need to be super efficient or fast as it should always running without a need to me to do anything.
  10. ZooL

    covid 19 vaccination

    You mind listing whatever beneficial points you think are in there? No offence but clicking on certain kinds of youtube links just results in weeks of strange recommendations/suggestions on the right hand side. Or even embed them the same way halcyon has in this thread, that seems to prevent youtube's algorithm thinking i "chose" to watch them and then spamming similar recommendations.
  11. ZooL

    Digital Identity Bill?

    Some form of digital ID/passport is inevitable IMO, I remember many years ago proposing and discussing such a thing at uni and how it could/would work, my guess is that the aus or any gov that tries to set them up will fail slowly and never really be adopted as commonplace as they will try use it for the own purposes and just do it poorly, and eventually a company like google or apple will set up a global equivalent that will just somehow be adopted and accepted as a standard. Basically just a "log in with google?" but where you and your log in has been certified as an actual unique person and this just expands to take the place of all similar things as it becomes more and more accepted.
  12. ZooL

    covid 19 vaccination

    They are effective vaccines , in fact i think they are up there with the most effective vaccines we make. 60-90% is pretty good in terms of vaccines At what they are if everyone was vaccinated the virus would spread so slow it would prob fizzle out pretty quick and very few(comparatively) would die while that was happening. But the other important* thing vaccines do to make them efficient aside from reducing spread is give YOU pre warning of what to expect when, so if a vaccine is say 70% effective that means that when given the practice targets in the vaccine to people 7 out of 10 people's immune systems would figure and effective way to fight it while the practice targets are present. If your system doesn't learn to fight it efficiently in the time the vaccine is in your systems it means you don't get the benefit of effective antibodies and immune response, you will still get another try when infected with the actual virus, the down side with that try is if your immune system doesn't figure something out quick enough you will start to get sick and if it takes to long after that you may die. It's not perfect but it's the best we got, if you are young and healthy you will most likely recover from getting covid and not being vaccinated, but you will still be be spreading it at a non reduced rate. So basically you will be walking around playing Russian roulette with random people you encounter. If we know we're gonna potentially end up doing that we should really be doing what we can to limit the amount of bullets in the cylinder, even if we can't be guaranteed to remove them all.
  13. I have a few sheep and alpacas that i have let out of a paddock and into the garden area since there is more food for them there but one of the sheep just eats the roses and tips of other plants and one of the alpacas just eats the bark off the fruit and other small trees. Currently i have just tried to protect some plants by wrapping or covering in shade cloth but want to remove that.I have made a tee/broth thing of chili and garlic that i plan to spray on the plants i don't want them to me with, is this gonna damage trees(or even work to deter them) i put it on or does any one know of a better solution i am not thinking of?
  14. I got a salt block out there for em, they might be chasing a more balanced diet but the sheep at least just prefers plants over grass. I sort of messed up with him, i got him after was abandoned by it's mum and raised him in with the cats and then the chickens, was lots of roses and other plants in there and it just developed a taste for them over grass and that never really went away when he went out with the other sheep and alpacas. The alpaca eating the bark i'm not sure is even doing it for food but more just for fun as there are a whole bunch of things it can and does eat outside the paddock. The spray stuff i made seems to have worked and not damaged the trees i tested it on but have a feeling will need constant re application, might give neem oil a try if they start messing with the test ones again to quickly.
  15. ZooL

    covid 19 vaccination

    It can still spread even if everyone was vaccinated it will just spread faster among those who aren't, being vaccinated will lower the chance you will get infected if exposed but won't prevent it. basically vaccines give your immune system an understanding of what to expect and how to fight covid if/when you get infected in the future and save it from having to try figure that out while* being infected. But i think the immune response happens outside the cells that are infected and if a virus manages to get into a cell it will still replicate whether you're vaccinated or not but as the replications emerge from the cell they will be effectively attacked if your immune system knows how to kill them lessening the chance they will get into another cell before being destroyed , this is the same reason you are less likely to become infected after being exposed if vaccinated as a virus particle has to get through an immune system that knows it and how to destroy it before it can get to a cell. Not being vaccinated means it can basically get to a cell unchalllanged before your immune system even recognises it as a threat.
  16. ZooL

    covid 19 vaccination

    Thanks. I'm no expert on scientific studies but there seem to be some issues there if one were to take a conclusion that you would reduce the risk of severe covid by eating a plant based diet from it. Aside from being all based on self reporting there seems to be a bit of an issue with sampling size and bias among other things. I think all i could honestly attain from the study as done is that healthier people will fair better in regards to a covid infection which is already pretty well known. (as in people that care what they eat being more likely to be healthy in general than people that just eat whatever) ... Just from a quick google before posting it seems that others far more qualified than me to judge the study arrived at a similar conclusion with the general consensus being along the lines of "interesting study with poor methodology, should encourage a better study on the question but switching to a plant based diet to protect yourself from covid isn't being supported here"
  17. ZooL

    covid 19 vaccination

    I can't find any study in that link, only references to a study that seems to just be based on an online survey?
  18. I have 2 brugs that were quite neglected but have both come back to life after cutting them back earlier in the year, they are only a couple meters apart but one is flowering but the other hasn't even started to produce any bud sites(they flowered different times last year also). Since brugs seem to be self infertile i was planning on collecting pollen from the one in flower and storing it until the other goes into flower and then manually pollinating but not really sure on best way to collect and store the pollen. Any one have some tips?
  19. ZooL

    What is "me"?

    I once had a pretty disturbing realization one day how "I" am actually 100% isolated/insulated from the real world around me. The only way others can perceive "me" is by my influence and puppeteering of a phsyical medium and the same is true for me with others, I try not to think about this.
  20. sort of just stalled while all the leaves fell off over winter but then developed into this, then just fell off with a touch. Will let it dry out a bit and then see whats inside
  21. ZooL

    covid 19 vaccination

    I think poor and flawed reasoning is too often excused or accepted when it ends up with a conclusion we think is harmless or even one we agree with. When one person does charity and feeds the hungry because they think a god wants them to this seems good and we congratulate this but it is identical reasoning to when another person who throws a gay person off a roof because they think a god wants them to. When someone arrives at a seemingly harmless conclusion because of their feelings,woowoo nonsense or because some yahoo on youtube said so we shouldn't be too surprised when they end up arriving at a really stupid or dangerous conclusion using those same methods of reasoning.
  22. Is odd that there is even a valid cert there, it's just not being used?
  23. Seems I somewhat succeeded, 1 of the flowers I hand pollinated has produced a seed pod.
  24. Afoaf of mine experiences what would appear to be "pseudo" allergic effect from papaver somniferum extract. When taking prescription codeine or hospital setting morphine a common side effect is mild nausea, but when taking a semi refined extract of papaver somniferum they experience more pronounced side effects including fairly extreme itching during onset and seemingly random nausea(extreme but short lived) after the come down. Would this just be a result of thebaine presence or some other element of the plant or is it an actual reaction to either morphine or codeine at the doses this friend is taking them?
  25. How long after using a nicotine pesticide on a plant you were intending to consume would you need wait before harvesting to be confident you wouldn't also be consuming any meaningful amount of nicotine?
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