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by Lawless in Lotusland
Mon 28 Jul, 2008 6:26 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: your age in different bases
Replies: 5
Views: 10466

your age in different bases

The chart attached may be of interest: http://www.cs.rutgers.edu/~watrous/age-base.html. I personally like bases 11, 12 or 13, but I think anything but base 11 is unlikely to be too credible!

I was pondering that the chart doesn't calculate ages in bases 8 or 9 for those who want to be a bit older.
by Lawless in Lotusland
Sat 26 Jul, 2008 5:23 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Lawn Addiction
Replies: 6
Views: 9419

As I walk down our street, I see more and more front gardens that have been changed from being expanses of grass ... to ones of various ground covers that require little maintenance. A few have switched to being vegetable gardens. How about cultivating "The Healing Weeds in Your Yard" -- see articl...
by Lawless in Lotusland
Sun 20 Jul, 2008 8:45 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Ubuntu operating system
Replies: 4
Views: 8154

Ubuntu operating system

Anyone know anything about http://www.ubuntu.com/?
by Lawless in Lotusland
Thu 17 Jul, 2008 11:29 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Lawn Addiction
Replies: 6
Views: 9419

The lawn culture is just a firmly entrenched ... In most of the "western world" we consider it normal for half the population to remove the body hair which is part of being human. Don't know what to do about lawn culture except plant trees and bushes. Regarding hair culture, it's not just in Wester...
by Lawless in Lotusland
Wed 16 Jul, 2008 6:18 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: What Do We Owe?
Replies: 8
Views: 11108

Re: What Do We Owe?

...I'm still waiting for a good explanation for why a box of beautiful looking/smelling Ontario strawberries costs MORE than a box of beautiful looking/smelling California strawberries. hear hear! However, rarely are the California strawberries anywhere as good as local strawberries, especially her...
by Lawless in Lotusland
Tue 15 Jul, 2008 8:06 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: What Do We Owe?
Replies: 8
Views: 11108

Re: What Do We Owe?

...what is our obligation to 'the world'? By this I mean the world that does not have what we have. Should we, by our buying power try to make things better for them? Should we concentrate on making our own lives better? Should we expect that "market conditions" will eventually narrow the poor-rich...
by Lawless in Lotusland
Tue 15 Jul, 2008 12:25 am
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Rotator Cuff
Replies: 7
Views: 10148

Re: False Alarm

MEF wrote:no tear in the rotator cuff. So, I have mere tendinosis.
How's the shoulder?
by Lawless in Lotusland
Tue 15 Jul, 2008 12:17 am
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Paying for Food
Replies: 5
Views: 8810

Re: Even though

I'm not ready to abandon "market economies" but I am ready to pay "fair wages". I'm with MEF on the ethics of things. But it's quite challenging to know how to purchase ethically. I'm more and more uncomfortable buying cheap stuff from China or other places where the labour conditions and wages are...
by Lawless in Lotusland
Mon 07 Jul, 2008 7:29 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Rotator Cuff
Replies: 7
Views: 10148

Re: False Alarm

So, I have mere tendinosis. Still hurts, though! Orthopedic advice next month. Thanks for your kindness and support. Ow! I wondered whether the sore shoulder I had for months and months was tendinosis (instead of just a "sore shoulder"), so I looked it up and found out the following: http://www.sos...
by Lawless in Lotusland
Fri 04 Jul, 2008 5:45 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Rotator Cuff
Replies: 7
Views: 10148

Re: Rotator Cuff

This posting may not make it past the rules... has anyone here had experience with torn rotator cuff? OUCH! :ohoh: My condolences. I have no idea what this is, but it sounds nasty. I hope it heals up with rest... and that you can rest it! Regarding the rules... I'm really pleased your post made it ...
by Lawless in Lotusland
Mon 30 Jun, 2008 8:50 pm
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Topic: What is "summer reading"???
Replies: 4
Views: 8113

Re: What is "summer reading"???

...when summer comes. I continue my cycle of Trash/Lit/Trash/Lit. I seem to be on a non-fiction jag... reading books given to me for Christmas... e.g. King Leopold's Ghost. Wow, what a read! (not always fun, becasse of the nasty things KL's officials did in the Congo -- but always a page turner!) M...
by Lawless in Lotusland
Thu 17 Apr, 2008 11:48 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Tibet = China???
Replies: 5
Views: 8383

Re: Canada

Not to blow our own horn too loudly, but not only do we tolerate dissent, we have both federal and provincial parties that have separation as their main platform. Yes, and not only that, but a reasonable level of toleration of peaceful dissent is part of international human rights law. (Canada has ...
by Lawless in Lotusland
Wed 16 Apr, 2008 8:46 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Tibet = China???
Replies: 5
Views: 8383

Re: Tibet

Lawless, thank you for your clarification. The protest are not about changing the political status of Tibet, but, rather about changing the human rights abuses of the Chinese government - not only in Tibet but all of China. That makes a lot more sense. I hope that's made clear to all joining protes...
by Lawless in Lotusland
Wed 16 Apr, 2008 12:10 am
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Tibet = China???
Replies: 5
Views: 8383

Re: Tibet = China???

Anyone here more clear?? I haven't read the wikipedia entry. However, you don't need become an expert on Tibet or focus on the truth of whether Tibet is really a sovereign state that should be "free." This is a matter of controversy among many. I understand that even in Tibet the issue is contested...
by Lawless in Lotusland
Wed 06 Feb, 2008 5:27 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Making any surface water drinkable
Replies: 9
Views: 13820

Re: It IS iodized water

We who have access to potable water never insist that it be boiled; we rely on filtration to remove pathogens and impurities as does the LifeStraw. As for iodization, well, that is what it does as well. In Canada water is also chlorinated. If one is unhappy with this, one can let the water sit for ...