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Jeremy Cherfas

"Scotland is a colossus in native breeds."

That's all you really need to know, but if you want to read about the "six big asks" (yuck) it is all here https://www.thescottishfarmer.co.uk/news/19213969.vote-native-breeds/

Jeremy Cherfas

TIL that dumdum bullets were made originally in Dumdum. By design?

Jeremy Cherfas

I have an hour or so to myself, so, Moom or Johnny.Decimal, that is the question.

Jeremy Cherfas

Let joy be unconfined: farm share of food dollar up from 14.2 cents in 2018 to 14.3 cents in 2019. Farmers get an even lower share of eating out dollars, and eating out dollars plunged during the pandemic.

https://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/chart-gallery/gallery/chart-detail/?chartId=100802

Jeremy Cherfas

Replied to a post on ruk.ca :

I've always wanted to try a sensory deprivation tank, though deprivation seems like entirely the wrong word. Floating in the Dead Sea is all well and good, but those salts sting. I would expect a proper tank to be much nicer.

Jeremy Cherfas

"Decellularized spinach serves as an edible platform for laboratory-grown meat"

A less mouth-watering headline, you're unlikely to read.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-03/bc-dss033021.php

Jeremy Cherfas

I agree that people should learn to protect themselves against pseudoscience, especially medical quackery. But before you ask "How is this supposed to work?" it might be even more worthwhile to ask "Does this even work?"

Without evidence of an effect, a mechanism is worthless.

Jeremy Cherfas

Of course I am going to resurrect my podcast episode about Celebrating Passover and Easter. Maybe a bit late for tonight's seder, but plenty of time for a little didactic baking next week.

https://www.eatthispodcast.com/passover/

Jeremy Cherfas

I really enjoy using from @RogueAmoeba for more complex things, but I cannot seem to fathom the simplest thing. If I'm on a straightforward Zoom call using an outboard mic though a USB mixer, how can I get my mic into my headphones with zero latency?

Jeremy Cherfas

As noted in the latest Eat This Newsletter, the new Plant Humanities Lab website is absolutely terrific, and would be even better with some sort of feed of new items. How about it, @DumbartonOaks ?

https://lab.plant-humanities.org/