Biodegradable home built by hand with cork LEGOs, no glue…


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Date: December 01, 2021

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“Using 1268 cork blocks, Matthew Barnett Howland built a home almost entirely by hand that uses no glues or mortars and can be disassembled at the end of its life.

Designed by Barnett Howland, Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton (who appears in the film), Cork House can be assembled like a “giant, organic LEGO system” using blocks built from cork waste from the bottling industry. With numbered blocks and detailed plans, one person can lift the blocks and place them one on top of another. “From the slab up it’s simpler to assemble than some LEGO construction kits that my son was building when he was about 10”, explains Wilton.

The expanded cork blocks are structural- working in compression they take all the downward load-, but there is a bit of wood in the structure: wooden beams for lateral support on windy days and weatherboarding to protect the roof from rains.

Cork dates back thousands of years in construction- Romans used it for roof sheets-, but the technology for shaping the cork blocks for this kit house is very modern. Working with the robotics lab at The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, the architects developed a robotic milling method for cutting highly specific shapes to deal with water and airtightness issues. The resulting blocks fit together with a snug “interference fit” of the tongue and groove.

The home is completely recyclable and thanks to the mortar-and-glue-free bonds, it can be disassembled quite easily and even composted (though the natural resin holding the blocks together makes this a long process). The team tested out the assembly and disassembly on a smaller structure “Cork Cabin”.

Citation:
https://www.matthewbarnetthowland.com/cork-house

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Saagar Enjeti: Media IGNORES Waukesha Killer’s Pro-Hitler Past…

Date: December 01, 2021

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“Saagar dives into the alarming history of Waukesha killer Darrell Brooks Jr. unlike the mainstream media sources who have already forgotten about this major event. To support the victims of the Waukesha massacre, check out the fundraising links below:

Support Waukesha victims:
https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/waukesha-christmas-parade-fundraisers

https://www.unitedwaygmwc.org/Our-Impact/United-for-Waukesha-Community-Fund.htm

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Tom O’Carroll: Stigma stings destigmatiser of MAPs

Stigma stings destigmatiser of MAPs

“…Allyn Walker, a transgender assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at Old Dominion University (ODU), Norfolk, Virginia, who was placed on “administrative leave” last week after a social media storm and rightwing news coverage (a graphic on Tucker Carlson Tonight read “THE LEFT’S DEPRAVED NEW LOW”), followed by campus protests calling for their sacking. This furore had been triggered following an interview Walker gave with Prostasia, in which they expressed the view that the stigma to which MAPs are subjected, not least through hostile use of the word “paedophile”, is unhelpful for the protection of children. What is going to become of Walker now that life on campus has become unsafe for them, a point no one disputes?”

FWF Spanks Giving – November 30, 2021…

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Date: November 30, 2021

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Match 1: Nat Japanese VS Manaquine Sly Talker – 82%

Match 2: Onion with Bliss Ransom VS Butterball the Turkey – 74%

Main Event:

Match 3: Zeus & Steg Hadley VS Jon Piddle & Dar Kness with Wang Nakki – 82%

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:
To avoid spoilers, you must highlight the text on this table in order to read it.

Win: Manaquine Sly Talker Loss: Nat Japanese
Win: Onion Loss: Butterball the Turkey
Main Event Match: Zeus & Steg Hadley Defeat Jon Piddle & Dar Kness with Wang Nakki
SHOW NOTES:

Show Referee: Magnifico

Location: Madly Done Square Garden

SHOW RATING: 79.333

BEST RANKED MATCH: Draw between match 1 & 3 – 82%

Current FWF Roster

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The Decline of Gaming…

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Date: November 30, 2021

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“In the last 10 or so years it feels like the quality of video games and especially Triple A titles has declined. But why? With advancements in technology, higher budgets, larger teams of developers, how could gaming as a product be getting worse?? Well, that’s what I’m here to tell and show you…

Introduction – 0:00
#1 Perceiving The Decline – 1:51
#2 Complacency – 3:37
#3 Abundance of Remakes, Remasters – 9:22
#4 Chasing Trend (Early Access) – 14:02
#5 Games As a Service, Updates, Online Only, Broken Launches – 16:46
#6 Corporatization of Gaming – 23:51”

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