Hey, I urgently need to move to , and my flat arrangement just fell through, so I'm looking for a room. Ideally:

- lease at least until July
- with Anmeldung
- near Görlitzer Park (Kreuzberg)
- with lovely people

But I literally need to move in within 10 days, so I'll take anything. LMK if you/someone you know is looking for a mostly quiet, mostly clean, mostly vegan flatmate.

Hey, I urgently need to move to Berlin, and my flat arrangement just fell through, so I'm looking for a room. Ideally:

- lease at least until July
- with Anmeldung
- near Görlitzer Park (Kreuzberg)
- with lovely people

But I literally need to move in within 10 days, so I'll take anything. LMK if you/someone you know is looking for a mostly quiet, mostly clean, mostly vegan flatmate.

Marcin boosted

The @ACLU is right.

Biometric mass surveillance is too dangerous a tool - that's why we're asking the European Union to ban it.

If you're a European citizen, sign our petition and join us: reclaimyourface.eu/

#ReclaimYourFace nitter.net/ACLU/status/1362087

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dinner no. 4 - veg manchurian

Pretty much this: vegrecipesofindia.com/veg-manc

It's a very interesting fusion of Indian and Manchurian cuisine.

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I ordered too many of those, dm me if you'd like some posted your way!

Design files:
tinyurl.com/yynjt9tm

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lunch/breakfast no. 3 - mushrooms with white wine & herbs

The white wine is reduced to the point where it forms a delicious sticky sweet/sour coating on the 'shrooms

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I yearn for the days when ridiculous ideas had to be nuclear-powered. At least the barrier to entry was higher:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_

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I just learned about this ridiculous spider-shaped lunar rover that uses WiFi to talk to the lander, with 'built in drone technology'.

web.archive.org/web/2021010501

From the company behind the Blockchain for Space Alliance and Blockchain Based GPS...

For the record - this is not a joke, I checked. How do these things make it past the editing process?

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dinner no. 2 - Oyster mushroom goulash with potato rösti

Basically this recipe:

doradcasmaku.pl/przepis-gulasz

but sans pickles, with vegan cream, and eggless rösti. To make vegan rösti, just grate some potatoes, add a few tablespoons of plain flour and a few tablespoons of starch. Form into patties, fry in a pan. You're welcome.

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lunch/breakfast no.2 - Nachos

This one is super lazy.

Violife vegan 'cheese' does undergo the Maillard reaction (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maillard) and tastes OK, but it needs a higher temp (>200 deg. C) and more time than regular cheese. Vegan sour cream/yoghurt isn't too bad either.

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dinner no.1 - Porcini & roasted buckwheat 'risotto' (buckweatto???)

Made the same way as you'd make any risotto, maybe without all the silly stirring. I fry mushrooms beforehand and then add them after the buckwheat is almost ready, so that they don't disintegrate.

I swear it tastes way better than it looks; porcini are super flavourful and go very well with the white wine in the risotto.

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lunch/breakfast no. 1 - Za’atar Man’ouche.

This is my favourite flatbread. The olive oil dough takes 10 minutes of actual work to make from scratch, and the combination of sesame and sumac gives it a unique Meditaste.

Here in my slightly burnt 2AM edition 😅

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To force myself to cook this , I'll be posting the food I'll make. Coming up, among others:

What blew my mind is how we count energy spent on refining petroleum and mining (~7% of US energy) as 'useful', when they're really losses. Which decreases the round-trip efficiency of IC engines by a fifth.

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Really interesting talk about energy flows in the economy and about how a lot of our ideas for solving climate change are wrong:

youtube.com/watch?v=1ewEaTlGz4

(on youtube, sorry)

This is a 180 kW digital hydraulic machine. It has 12 valves, each can switch at 50Hz. 12 x 50 Hz = 600Hz, which means that it can play (barely) distinguishable musical notes.

A MIDI keyboard, a Raspberry Pi and two hacked pump controllers give this:

scitech.video/videos/watch/909

Please excuse my nonexistent piano skills.

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