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Fun way to make greeting cards

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by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
So, back in the day, I loved making greeting cards with PrintMaster Plus for the Commodore 64. We would print them out on a dot matrix printer (black and white). Modern custom greeting cards are a lot different. I miss PrintMaster Plus, but it's basically back in the 1980s. So, it hit me toda...read more

Baker's ammonia (ammonium bicarbonate)

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.cooksillustrated.com/recipes/10217-easy-holiday-sugar-cookies This article talks about what they often used before baking soda and baking powder. Fascinating.

Vaccinating mice to control lyme disease

in Taxa
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/vaccinating-mice-may-finally-slow-lyme-disease/ The above article is about research into vaccinating white-footed mice (via food--not needles) in order to lower the incidence of lyme disease. Not only does it protect the mice, but when infected ticks...read more

Inhaled COVID-19 treatment and preventative

in COVID-19
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/05/210526150210.htm

Pan-Coronavirus and pan-Influenza vaccines

in COVID-19
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
• https://www.embs.org/pulse/articles/one-shot-wonder-a-vaccine-against-all-coronaviruses/ • https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/05/210527204230.htm If you need some hope, check these out.

Comorbid apathy and anxiety

in Human
by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apathy#Anxiety This section of this Wikipedia article (as seen on 12 May 2021) highlights an important phenomenon that seems to be rarely discussed and rarely understood--namely, how anxiety can not only occur at the same time as apathy, but how anxiety can cause...read more

Lassie animated series review

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I recently watched all 26 episodes of the animated Lassie TV series on Paramount+. It's actually really good. Lots of action and dangerous situations. Plenty of character development. Young main characters and their parents/community. It's set in the mountains and forest. It deserves more attent...read more

Izzy's Koala World review

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by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
I watched the first episode of Izzy's Koala World on Netflix the other day. If you're even marginally interested in koalas, I recommend it. Anyway, it's about this girl who helps rehabilitate koalas, and stuff like that. The koalas seem a lot more like domesticated pets than wild animals, whi...read more

Gabby's Dollhouse review

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I watch and evaluate a lot of children's shows (and movies). Today, I saw a new series called Gabby's Dollhouse (I just saw the first episode). I think it's made by Netflix, but I get vibes like it has influence from the following shows and/or their creators: * Dora the Explorer (the main cha...read more

Living clothes (algae-based)

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/05/210503104821.htm The article linked above talks about new clothes that they can make with algae and some materials. You can grow it, too. It also talks about how they can clean the air, produce oxygen, produce energy, be used in space, and stuf...read more

Target age-groups for fiction

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
There are various types of books that are each generally targeted at a specific age group. Let's enumerate them here: • Adult (18+) • New adult (18 to 30) • Young adult (12 or 13 to 18) • Juvenile (0 to 11 or 12) • Tween (9 to 12) • Intermediate (8 to 12) • Middle grade (8 to 12) • Jun...read more

Concerning complications from COVID-19

in COVID-19
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
We've known about this sort of thing for a long time, but it's still news, and people still aren't talking about it a terrible lot: • https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210422123603.htm • https://www.bmj.com/content/371/bmj.m4106 I mean, we've known for a long time that the vir...read more

Tomato to-grow list for 2022

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's what on my tomato to-grow list (so far) for 2022; I'm only planning to grow about 30 varieties; this is subject to change: Aker's West Virginia Alpha Pink Amana Orange x 4 Big Cheef Brandy Boy (John11840's stabilized version) Brandywine Cherry Brandywine OTV Brandywine Yellow B...read more

Using viruses to fight cancer

in Human
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-04-unusual-treatment-kids-brain-tumors.html

No spike protein needed

in COVID-19
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210409124751.htm

Silica Blast to thicken stems

in Domestic Tomato
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
• https://www.tomatojunction.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2375&p=44515#p44515 • https://youtu.be/VeEpEnFulF4 See the links above. It's remarkable how much the tomato stems thicken. I looked at the product, and it didn't say what was in it besides silica and a little potassium (but there ...read more

Radishrain's garden growlog, 2021

in Plant
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's my garden growlog for 2021: https://www.tomatojunction.com/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=2349 growlog_

Saving the rainforests

in Plant
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://phys.org/news/2021-04-thicker-leaved-tropical-flourish-climate-good.html The above article talks about how if we shift the plant species in the rainforests to kinds that get thicker leaves when exposed to carbon dioxide, that this could mitigate that bad effects of climate change on t...read more

A new and fast multi-virus detection device

in COVID-19
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210331173739.htm This awesome article talks about a new device that could solve many of our woes. Hopefully it catches on. They're not sure it's economically feasible. If the government is going to spend a trillion dollars on *anything*, why not s...read more

Tomatoes I feel comfortable direct-seeding

in Lycopersicon
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's a list of tomatoes I feel comfortable direct-seeding, either due to an abundance of seeds or other factors: Black Cherry Picnic_2 BSX Insurance_1 Cold Black Brandy Stick (not because the seed stock is particularly abundant, but because I'll know it's Stick, rather than a volunteer...read more

No feral dogs in Australia?

in Dog
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I just read an article that said almost all the feral dogs in Australia were actually pure Dingos, or else Dingo hybrids. Here it is: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210326104708.htm dingo_

Deriving electricity from radio waves

in Electromagnetic Spectrum
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210325190246.htm This is pretty interesting. It could solve a lot of problems. radio_waves electricity_

Baked potato sandwiches

in Potato
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's some backstory to this post: * https://www.growspice.com/Baked-potatoes-and-chicken-sandwiches-td3488.html * https://www.growspice.com/Oven-fried-potatoes-td1026.html Anyway, I decided to make baked potato sandwiches (without chicken or meat). I took a number of potatoes (maybe 5) an...read more

Termux tricks

in Software
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Also see: • https://www.growspice.com/A-desktop-user-s-guide-to-Nano-a-command-line-text-editor-td3471.html Termux is basically a command-line Linux distribution that you can use on Android. You can download it here: https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.termux/ You can either download F-D...read more

How to make noise-canceling headphones

in Object
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
How to make noise-canceling headphones: 1. Get a pair of earbuds. 2. Put them on. 3. Get a pair of noise canceling earmuffs. 4. Put them on, over the earbuds. Enjoy. I like these earmuffs for the purpose. They really hug the head (which is nice to keep the sound out) and enclose my ...read more
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