TheLostHippos t1_j7zcv5a wrote

"All 187 contacted patients participated in the study. Since the start of CbM therapy, 44.9% of patients reported to be much or very much, 43.3% to be moderately and 8.0% to be slightly improved overall. A total of 2.7% reported no change and 1.1% a moderate deterioration of overall wellbeing. From the patients' point of view, the symptoms most frequently reported to have substantially improved were sleep problems (36.4%), muscle tension (25.1%) and appetite problems (22.1%). The most frequent bothersome side effects were sweating (6.4%), concentration problems (4.2%) and nausea (4.1%)."


Glad to know I'm not alone in the sweating after using cannabis products.


TheLostHippos t1_j7kmc9e wrote

There is still tone and you can adjust it by changing the shape of your mouth. I don't understand why you guys think there is no tone when you can literally adjust the shape of your mouth to create different tones during the word. If you couldn't adjust the sounds coming out, you wouldn't be able to speak at all.

Seriously, I can easily get Wo3 by just adjusting how open my mouth is when I whisper. The larger area created by my mouth opening slightly creates lower frequencies in the whisper.


TheLostHippos t1_j7fufh2 wrote

You can definitely still create tones while whispering. Its not quite as a easy but I was just testing it and I was still able to make tones. Why wouldn't they be able to? Tones don't mean volume, they are pitch. Volume and Pitch are not the same thing and tones can be easily expressed in whisper.

I don't know why everyone else is talking about context.


TheLostHippos t1_j7fqkig wrote

They definitely do not boil the oil to refine it as the smoke point is so much lower it wouldn't make any sense. They heat the oil to like 180f and add an alkaline substance. There are some steaming processes later on but they stay about 100f (400-450f steam temp) below the actual boiling point of the oil and this process deodorizes the oil.


TheLostHippos t1_j6i675i wrote

At a far enough distance it does behave exactly the same as acoustic waves.

"In particular, shock waves travel faster than sound, and their speed increases as the amplitude is raised; but the intensity of a shock wave also decreases faster than does that of a sound wave, because some of the energy of the shock wave is expended to heat the medium in which it travels. The amplitude of a strong shock wave, as created in air by an explosion, decreases almost as the inverse square of the distance until the wave has become so weak that it obeys the laws of acoustic waves."


TheLostHippos t1_j6d8oii wrote

When these types of studies refer to symbolic or ritualistic behavior, they generally just mean, we don't know exactly what these were being collected for, but there most likely was a good reason.

However, they note that the rest of the practice was done elsewhere and the bones do show that teeth and other things were extracted before being brought into the caves.

"The scarcity of post-cranial elements, teeth, mandibles and maxillae, along with evidence of anthropogenic modification of the crania (cut and percussion marks), indicates that the carcasses of the corresponding animals were initially processed outside the cave, and the crania were later brought inside. A second round of processing then took place, possibly related to the removal of the brain. The continued presence of crania throughout Level 3 indicates that this behaviour was recurrent during this level’s formation. This behaviour seems to have no subsistence-related purpose but to be more symbolic in its intent."


TheLostHippos t1_j5yn8vp wrote

We are already finding incredible uses for human waste that may be able to provide many sources of food and nutrients.

There's the classic nightsoil method of using untreated human fertilizer but we've started developing new technologies to turn human excrement into both biogas and treated fertilizer!

Then there are other plans like letting Black Soldier Fly Larva eat human excrement and then turning them into a protein rich food source for animals.


TheLostHippos t1_j4q7ykd wrote

Yes, but did you know most gophers are actually solo in their burrows outside of breeding?

While you may find 60 gophers in an acre, most are living in individual burrows.

"Gophers usually live alone within their burrow system, except when females are caring for their young or during breeding season. Gopher densities can be as high as 60 or more per acre in irrigated alfalfa fields or in vineyards.",alfalfa%20fields%20or%20in%20vineyards.

Because gophers are territorial and more comfortable being alone, each of them stays inside their own burrow. Male and female gophers only dwell on each other’s places during mating season. Though some gophers can actually breed all throughout the year, most of them gather around summer and springtime to breed.
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TheLostHippos t1_j2mu6db wrote

Growing up I owned hairless rats. When one got sick the other one started showing signs of stress and anxiety. When the sick rat got treatment the healthier rat also stopped showing the signs of anxiety and stress.

I always believed it was a sign of empathy. Its interesting to see some research showing they do have some capacity of empathy.


TheLostHippos t1_j1pzdai wrote

The Khoe-San people are some of the most diverse (genetically) in the world. They have many novel variants in their genetics. In fact, African Tribes often have more novel genetics than most other groups that are limited by bottleneck events or descended more recently from a smaller group. You will find more diverse genetics between african tribes than you would between most other ethnic groups.

"Comparative studies of ethnically diverse human populations, particularly in Africa, are important for reconstructing human evolutionary history and for understanding the genetic basis of phenotypic adaptation and complex disease. African populations are characterized by greater levels of genetic diversity, extensive population substructure, and less linkage disequilibrium (LD) among loci compared to non-African populations."


TheLostHippos t1_iz4z4vf wrote


Arresting them will just cost us all more money in the long run. They'll be put into a system designed around recidivism. They don't try and help these people in US prisons, they want the cheap labor.

If you think the solution to drug use is to put them in prison where drugs are just as common, then you're part of the reason we've ended up in this situation.


TheLostHippos t1_iz4peqz wrote

It absolutely does. SF was one of the areas I used during my research (However my research is OLD now and it looks like it may be even worse than when I was looking at it.)


TheLostHippos t1_iz3ct56 wrote

My work focused on the chronic homeless showed Mixed Income Assisted Housing provided the best long term results.

However there were some unique problems I ran into during my research. Treating homelessness has a unique aspect of game theory to it. If your area adds more services for the homeless population you would expect your area to have less homeless people. But people in other areas hear about the services and travel to your area for access to these services. This means the city/county that enacts programs to fix their homeless population may actually see an increase in the homeless population while surrounding areas see a decrease in their homeless populations.


TheLostHippos t1_iz1umai wrote

Its actually an interesting economics problem where local areas can end up saving money by investing in revitalizing an area. My specialty was on how government funding impacts chronic homelessness and how long it would take to repay the costs based on the cost savings found in the reduced use of public and emergency services. It gets even more complex in the long term as the basic prevention of health issues like infections reduces the load on local hospitals resulting in better treatment outcomes for locals.