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Polytunnel by goingtothedogs on May 10th, 2009, 12:22 pm
We bought a polytunnel a couple of weeks ago, and I thought "Hey, dead easy to put up.... nothing to it..."


The first part of the job is to hammer scaffolding tubes into the ground. These are essentially the "foundations" of the polytunnel. Each length of scaffolding acts a sleeve for the main hoops of tubing which make up the "skeleton" of the tunnel.

Now I'm while fairly robustly built, I'm a bit puny when it comes to wielding a sledgehammer. It took me a full afternoon to get the tubes into the ground at just the right angle to take the hoops. Each hoop is made of of two parts, fitting together with a male/female joint. If the tubes are in the ground at the wrong angle, even slightly, the two halves of the hoops either don't come together at all, or they spring apart with a joyous sproinggggg!!!! noise and you have to start again.

Next job; get the ground sheet down. Easy...

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hyacintho caelum fremitu angelis pro aris et focis adversus ... by Char0n on June 26th, 2014, 9:49 pm
Quick! hit the deck... there are monsters on the silver screen... and the fireside is now a sofa... tomorrow i need to spray the fence line with herbicide... so that god can hear the blades of grass scream for a little while before that few inches along the chainlink becomes unihabitable to all of those monocotyledons which are so damn hard to trim with the weed whacker
wether you live in a war zone or under an airshow you have to have a clear line of sight or all of that exhausting false thunder just pinballs around off of either brick sidings in the suburbs or throughout the wilderness of mountainous forests... not that it really matters where you live unless there are power lines or toxic waste dumps in your back yard...
now now... not all power is so easily fingered for its red hands when it comes to absolute corruption... i mean you can wish all you want on stars that scream like the grasses and butterflies but then again who can trust a judas once you realize that flesh magic is more...

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Nature vs Nature - Psychology by tookie23 on January 27th, 2011, 5:48 am
What is human development?
Human development is the advancement of our consciousness & potential as a species. I think throughout human development we learn to take the ideals of those whom we would like to be close to us. We also should develop to a state in which we can provide a state of stability for ourselves.
Nature Vs Nurture
What roles do they play?
Recently I studied the physiological matter that makes up humans, I wanted to understand the roles Nature and nurture took in our character build up, and while I may be unable to offer an absolute definition I did come up with a theory.
I believe there are a lot of hereditary things programmed into our brain that will not shine through unless exposure to certain experiences happens. There are certainly exceptions to this rule especially when you look at deeper psychological issues such as schizophrenia and multi personality disorder. I do know that nature plays at least some roll in...

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Quantum Gravity final instalment by Obvious Leo on December 17th, 2012, 4:57 pm
Setting aside the philosophical implications of this quantum gravity model, which I explore extensively in my philosophy of the bloody obvious, there are some consequences for physics which may make this important science once again accessible to the man of common sense.
We are easily able to draw many conclusions from this model which eradicate the inherent paradoxes of general relativity, but my life’s goal has been to hurl quantum mechanics into the conceptual dustbin where it belongs. It has been the most confusing mathematical fiddle in the history of science and a monstrous affront to fundamental reason. Every event has a cause. There are no exceptions. Only existence itself can be self-causal.

It is no easy matter to regard ourselves as hurtling through time at the speed of light like a cosmic missile but if we manage to conceptualise this we see the universe quite differently.
Naturally time warps, wormholes, singularities, causal loops and all the other impossibilities vanish f...

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Cosmic Engineering (Introduction) by BurtJordaan on October 9th, 2012, 10:53 am
As an engineer, I view my universe like I view a machine. But, like a microbe sitting inside some ball bearing deep within, without good blueprints, I have to try and figure out how this grand scale thing works. I have to essentially reverse engineer it from the inside, using the scraps of documentation left by other engineer-microbes (EMs) and some astronomer-microbes (AMs). In this Blog I will try to trace the steps that I have so far taken along the timeline of this infinite project.

OK, so I'm an EM sitting on this ball. Around me I see more balls and it seems that the balls are arranged to form something like a ball bearing. AMs call this ball bearing-thing the Solar System. I reckon it is a basic component of some or other sub-assembly (that's what EMs call such things). Looking around further, I spot what looks like the sub-assembly; AMs tell me it is the Milky Way, or just The Galaxy. There are many other such sub-assemblies that seem to be integrated into an assembly, which AMs...

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