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  • I have well over 100 plants all planted in lechuza pon and they are thriving! It’s an absolute game changer for aroids. No soil in this household.

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    Comrade Goat
  • I used to row (in the UK) and agree. Swans are fucking terrifying and give zero fucks. I accidentally hit one with my oar once. I’ve been marked ever since. 👀

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    the cruelty is the point
  • I’m in the UK and have a number of chronic illnesses that would be debilitating on their own. All together it’s honestly a struggle to survive. When I was first diagnosed 17 years ago we had a labour government. I applied for Disability living allowance (now called PIP) and Employment and support allowance and based on the medical evidence I submitted I was declared “permanently unable to work due to disability”. I was to inform them of any changes to my health but otherwise I was done. No more assessments, no more forms. It wasn’t a lot of money, but it was enough for food, clothes, rent and utilities.

    Then the Tory government took over and decided that my genetic, incurable and life threatening illnesses might somehow resolve themselves if they just kept bugging me enough. So every 3 years for the last 15 years I’ve had to go through increasingly lengthy and humiliating assessments, conducted by staff who are less and less qualified to make these conditions. I’m currently 15 months into my latest review. Over a year of stress, uncertainty and worry on top of what I already deal with. By the time they make their decision (and there is absolutely no guarantee the decision will be in my favour) I’ll have about a years peace before having to go through this dehumanising process again.

    It’s disgusting.

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    This is so true
  • Not according to the dictionary. Conversate literally defined as “to have a conversation”. A conversation isn’t limited to interactions over 5 mins. More from Merriam-Webster:

    Converse functions as a noun, adjective, and verb, and conversate is synonymous with only one sense of the verb use of converse ("to exchange thoughts and opinions in speech"). Furthermore, conversate is a nonstandard form, and widely frowned upon in formal writing.

    I think it’s fair to say it’s widely frowned upon by most English speakers. It’s longer than the original word, has much more limited usage, and it immediately makes you sound like an idiot. It’s awful.

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    what's your wishlist for piracy?
  • I wish I could watch sports matches on demand, not just live. And I wish ad-free podcasts were available to pirate. It’s an unrealistic dream.

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    How do cats implicitly know how to use the litter box?
  • The other answers are correct but they also copy their mums once they’re old enough. I’m in the UK where it’s the norm to let your cats outdoors. When my neighbour’s kitten was old enough to be let out he used to follow my much older cat around and copy her. He watched my cat do a wee in the bushes and then copied her digging to cover it up. Just covering up his imaginary wee next to her! It was super cute, although my cat wasn’t that impressed with the intrusion.

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    16-year-old killers of transgender teenager in England sentenced for 'sadistic' murder
  • Why would the pope comment on a murder in England that has no religious motive? Has Justin Welby condemned it? Mirza Masroor Ahmad? Yitzhak Yosef? No, because it’s completely irrelevant. Stop piggybacking on this tragedy with your weird religious agenda.

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    I have encountered some negativity on Lemmy recently, so I just wanted to start a laid back thread to see what are people's plans for the week-end
  • Spanish homework! My local city council offers free adult learning courses for people earning < £30k. I signed up for Spanish almost on a whim. I was nervous as hell to begin with, but three lessons in I really love it.

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    Is the murder at the end of the world worth watching ?
  • I didn’t like it. I waited until all episodes had been released to binge it and ended up giving up after the first two episodes anyway!

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  • cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/10902481

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    I don’t know anyone irl who might be vaguely interested so I thought I’d post here! I’m making this hat for my MIL when I see her in a few weeks. It’s a free pattern and you can find it here.

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    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/10008769

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    Fun

    cross-posted from: https://lemmus.org/post/2079589

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    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/8984669

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    cross-posted from: https://startrek.website/post/2708460

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    thieved from elsewhere

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/5848360

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    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/5061450

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    I know this will vary a lot, so hypothetically let’s say you currently WFH/work remotely at least 3 days a week. Your commute to work takes an hour max (door to door) each way. If you were given the choice of a 4 day week working onsite, or a 5 day week WFH (or as many days as you’d like) for the same pay, which would you choose?

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    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.dbzer0.com/post/3466450

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    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/4382300

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    Such a helpful photograph. I’ve really got a good sense of what the property looks like… !

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    URL link to a post here because lemmy links are still my nemesis: https://lemmy.ca/post/

    https://feddit.uk/c/clevercomebacks

    !clevercomebacks@feddit.uk

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    In the UK, the broadcasting rights for tennis are moving from Amazon prime/discovery+ to sky-sports. The price is increasing from ~£6 a month to ~£35 p/m. I know there’s plenty of live streaming sites available to watch live matches, but when the tournaments are in the US or Australia the time difference doesn’t work. Are there any sites that allow you to watch tennis matches on demand?

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