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paul wheaton

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I am a giant doofus that is bonkers about permaculture. 

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Recent posts by paul wheaton

The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it.

11 hours ago
The last cfl "died" today - day 2344.  That bulb had been on, supposedly, for 11,200 hours.  But, I gotta tell ya:  on day 31 that bulb was on it's death bed.  It is as if in the middle of the night on day 31 somebody switched the bulb.  The fact that the bulb made it this long seems like shenanigans to me.   But I am reporting it's official death - even though I am super suspicious.

The long life incandescent (rated for 5000 hours) is still going. The led light is still going.

22 hours ago

Make sure you know what you are getting into here.  This is not a refuge, this is about teaching people our techniques through a lot of hard work. 

I have always thought that a person could arrive without a penny and do great here, but know this:  every person that has arrived here in the past very low on funds has left.  Every last one.  The people that are still here arrived with coin in their pocket and think that being here is amazing. 

Further, the people that arrived with very little tended to exit with enormous amounts of drama.  The people that arrived with coin that elected to go, tended to exit peacefully.

You mention red flags:  dude, from our perspective you are covered in red flags. 

Ever since we have had the $100 gapper fee, we have held the position of allowing anybody to come that is willing to part with that much coin.  And we will stick to that until our program is full.  You just really never know a person until you know a person. 

I think you need to spend some time learning what you are getting yourself into.  Things here are quite different.
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I think the important thing is that people that like this site think it is very open and friendly.  Some have said that it is finally refreshing to have a place to talk about this stuff without all the hate and all the trolls.  In the meantime, when the haters and trolls come through, they hate this place.  To them it is censored to the point that it is unusable.  

I just found out yesterday that the PRI forums have gone under.   I remember when I first posted to PRI, the vibe I got was "as an american, you are too stupid to appreciate permaculture, so bugger off cunt."  The policy at PRI was to be rather permissive - so that sort of "expression" was allowed.  But I really wanted a place to talk about the things I wanted to talk about in a way that I wanted to talk.  So that was one of the many reasons I created these forums. 

So this place is for one style.  PRI is for another style.   Mysteriously, these forums have grown massive. 

I wouldn't be able to do it without the 40-or-so people that help manage it.  And they do such a wonderful job of managing it, it seems that this issue got entirely resolved while I was off working on other things.  Good job R!

Due to gallstones, my diet has changed a bit.  Let's say that there will be rather simple fare at my table. 
Smackdown in about 90 minutes.   Full access to my patreon peeps

Today's show will be about the permaculture movie "gracie's backyard."
Smackdown in about 90 minutes.   Full access to my patreon peeps

Today's show will be about the permaculture movie "gracie's backyard."
1 week ago
rocket ovens:  baking that saves the world!