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    I had durian cookies once. They were REALLY FRICKIN GOOD. Not these exact ones, but they look similar to what I had. A big biscuit of sorts with a moist filling.

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    Did they smell weird? And on that note, I wonder if you can treat durian products to get rid of the odor issue.

    I've been watching this guy's YouTube videos. His projects are interesting--keeping invertebrates in closed ecosystems and allowing their populations to decline to extinction does bother me a little, though it is easy enough to say that that is not substantially different from what they would have experienced in the wild. Perhaps too easy. Still, the idea does appeal. Watching an ecosystem grow and change over time... well, I entered the biological sciences mostly because I was better at it than architecture and I believed the environment needed fighting for, but seeing the changes would be deeply rewarding.

    If I didn't have a long list of projects to do and it wasn't getting cold already, I'd probably look into trying something like those.
    "If you are worthy of his affection, a cat will be your friend but never your slave. He keeps his free will though he loves, and will not do for you what he thinks unreasonable; but if he once gives himself to you, it is with absolute confidence and fidelity of affection." -Theophile Gautier

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    @Coyote Jones, I like you when you're reasonable, I'm sorry to say, but I'm sure you've got your good sides, as well. (Anyway, I left you a message while I was at it, as well.)

    Like Alliana, I decided to pop in to say hello and see how everybody's holding up.





    Hello! How's everybody holding up?

    How did you guys and galls spend Halloween? Did you enjoy yourselves? I had a closer look at one of the topics around here, concerning Halloween and the replies I saw were actually quite interesting to say the least. Does anyone here collect horror movies like I do?
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    thought for today:

    frick. frick. frick. frick. frick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lupus Ferox View Post
    @Coyote Jones, I like you when you're reasonable, I'm sorry to say, but I'm sure you've got your good sides, as well. (Anyway, I left you a message while I was at it, as well.)
    Lol.

    Was that a challenge? From you, of all people? It certainly wasn't tact or diplomacy.

    Really rude and inappropriate for a public forum. Practice some decorum. Don't bother to try it out on me. You've noticed I only reply to you infrequently as it is. I'm putting you on Ignore. Bye!
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    I tried to respond to your message but it's not letting me.

    I'm doing alright, but hoping not to wake up to chaos tomorrow.
    I'm gonna wake up to chaos tomorrow aren't I

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coyote Jones View Post
    Lol.

    Was that a challenge? From you, of all people? It certainly wasn't tact or diplomacy.

    Really rude and inappropriate for a public forum. Practice some decorum. Don't bother to try it out on me. You've noticed I only reply to you infrequently as it is. I'm putting you on Ignore. Bye!
    No, it wasn't a challenge. I was being honest with you, like you liked me to be. You haven't been unreasonable towards me, kind in fact, as far as I can remember, but you do have a temper towards other members sometimes. That's it, to be frank. If I told you a lie, you'd find out somehow. What side of the coin do you prefer?

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    Man, what a dumpster fire this country is. Voters in California also decided to agree with Lyft and Uber's paid proposition that their employees not be counted as employees for the purpose of defrauding them out of health insurance and other benefits they are legally entitled to. A big setback for labor rights and working conditions.

    The idea of moving to the wilderness can be pretty tempting at times.

    Seems like a good day to unplug for a bit and read. I've been trudging through Yuri Slezkine's House of Government. Although it was billed as a history of the building of the same name and its inhabitants, it's really more of a analytical work arguing that socialism is a religion, and that any attempt to change the world will inevitably lead to reproducing Hitler. In that sense it's pretty lame, and the religion analogy isn't the slam dunk he thinks it is. No area of human opinion is free of ideology, and as such, a comparison to religion can always be contrived one way or another. Still, the breadth and depth of the book is quite staggering and impressive, even if its central argument remains unpersuasive. At over 1,000 pages it's been quite arduous getting through. I definitely felt like the author would have been better served by splitting it up into two, or even three different books each with more of a narrow and coherent focus.

    After that, I should get back to fiction. I try to keep like a 4: 1 ratio in my reading of non-fiction to fiction. Beyond the classics, it can be hard to find good fiction today. There's so much being produced that finding something really worthwhile is getting harder. It's probably also true that there's a lot of stagnation in the arts right now, whether it's literature, film, or even more traditional art like painting and sculpture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lupus Ferox View Post
    @Coyote Jones, I like you when you're reasonable, I'm sorry to say, but I'm sure you've got your good sides, as well. (Anyway, I left you a message while I was at it, as well.)
    Quote Originally Posted by Coyote Jones View Post
    Lol.

    Was that a challenge? From you, of all people? It certainly wasn't tact or diplomacy.

    Really rude and inappropriate for a public forum. Practice some decorum. Don't bother to try it out on me. You've noticed I only reply to you infrequently as it is. I'm putting you on Ignore. Bye!
    Both of you, knock it off and consider yourselves warned not to attack other users. And Jones, don't perpetuate drama.
    "If you are worthy of his affection, a cat will be your friend but never your slave. He keeps his free will though he loves, and will not do for you what he thinks unreasonable; but if he once gives himself to you, it is with absolute confidence and fidelity of affection." -Theophile Gautier

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    Okay, okay, I'd like to apologize. I really hope you accept them, Jonesy, and won't put me on ignore forever. For the sake of honesty, I have my flaws, too, like everybody else.

    Shake paws on it? I'd be happy to. ;-)

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