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  • dropkick commented on Robb's instructable 3D Printed Motorized Bathroom Sign4 months ago
    3D Printed Motorized Bathroom Sign

    I did exactly what I was accusing others of and defined a term wrongly. Sorry.However, even though I was wrong and the term gender isn't a scientific term I still believe that it is being used incorrectly - I could be wrong in this also though. It will require more research on my part.Once again I apologize.Robb,I don't see where the use of correct grammar would be hurtful to anyone unless they were just looking for any excuse to be offended.Also, I did not compare non-cis people with reptiles, I was comparing the misuse of grammatical terms in 2 different groups of people, neither of which were the non-cis as a whole.It does make me sad that you feel that those people who identify with reptiles to be distasteful, and somehow less, but no one is completely free of bigotry and we all sh...

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    I did exactly what I was accusing others of and defined a term wrongly. Sorry.However, even though I was wrong and the term gender isn't a scientific term I still believe that it is being used incorrectly - I could be wrong in this also though. It will require more research on my part.Once again I apologize.Robb,I don't see where the use of correct grammar would be hurtful to anyone unless they were just looking for any excuse to be offended.Also, I did not compare non-cis people with reptiles, I was comparing the misuse of grammatical terms in 2 different groups of people, neither of which were the non-cis as a whole.It does make me sad that you feel that those people who identify with reptiles to be distasteful, and somehow less, but no one is completely free of bigotry and we all should make some allowances for that.

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  • dropkick commented on Robb's instructable 3D Printed Motorized Bathroom Sign5 months ago
    3D Printed Motorized Bathroom Sign

    I know this will upset some of you, but in reality there are only 2 human genders*, male and female. People are confusing gender with sexual identity. Gender is a scientific term and as such is not mutable, it has one true definition only. Saying you belong to a 3rd gender is like saying you're a reptile. You might identify with reptiles but you're still a human being, this isn't something you can change.*intersex (also known by the old term hermaphrodite) while sharing characteristics of both genders are not in themselves a different or separate gender.I have no problem with people identifying themselves as having a different orientation and/or sexual identity, I support them in doing so, but I also believe that they should be accurate in their terminology so as to avoid confusion. Be...

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    I know this will upset some of you, but in reality there are only 2 human genders*, male and female. People are confusing gender with sexual identity. Gender is a scientific term and as such is not mutable, it has one true definition only. Saying you belong to a 3rd gender is like saying you're a reptile. You might identify with reptiles but you're still a human being, this isn't something you can change.*intersex (also known by the old term hermaphrodite) while sharing characteristics of both genders are not in themselves a different or separate gender.I have no problem with people identifying themselves as having a different orientation and/or sexual identity, I support them in doing so, but I also believe that they should be accurate in their terminology so as to avoid confusion. Beyond that, good instructable,

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  • dropkick commented on groovymama's instructable How To Get "Free" Eggs1 year ago
    How To Get "Free" Eggs

    I kept mine in a dog kennel covered with tarps at night. This was my "coop". During the day I let them roam a fenced yard and eat grass and bugs. You can easily train your chickens to return to the coop at night. Start by leaving them inside the coop for a few days till they feel secure with it. Then at dusk when you want to close them in, bring a treat for them (I used to sprout several types of seeds and then feed them the sprouts, or crack some corn for them with my grinder, or mix some plain yogurt with a little mash- there's lots of options). Very soon, even without treats, the chickens will start going to the coop in the evening on their own. (I also had my laying boxes in here, and most of my chickens used these - though occasionally one would get broody and try to hide...

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    I kept mine in a dog kennel covered with tarps at night. This was my "coop". During the day I let them roam a fenced yard and eat grass and bugs. You can easily train your chickens to return to the coop at night. Start by leaving them inside the coop for a few days till they feel secure with it. Then at dusk when you want to close them in, bring a treat for them (I used to sprout several types of seeds and then feed them the sprouts, or crack some corn for them with my grinder, or mix some plain yogurt with a little mash- there's lots of options). Very soon, even without treats, the chickens will start going to the coop in the evening on their own. (I also had my laying boxes in here, and most of my chickens used these - though occasionally one would get broody and try to hide eggs, or just lay outdoors to be a pain). Normally my chickens would be waiting for me inside the coop when I came out to close them up, or would come when they saw me, or when I called "Here chicky". If I ever got held up until after sunset the chickens would all go perch on their roosts in the coop by themselves.I never lost any of mine to predators, though I do know that I had a hawk try at least once and miss. - I had trees and other air cover in my yard, and normally the chickens would move under cover on their own if there was a threat. I never used much layer's mash as the chickens had other things to eat and were satisfied with that (though I did keep a feeder of it in the coop). I did grind up and bake egg shells for a calcium supplement. I would still have chickens but I moved to a town were idiotic regulations keep me from having them.

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  • dropkick commented on noahw's instructable 5 Ways to Clean a Funky Water Bottle1 year ago
    5 Ways to Clean a Funky Water Bottle

    If I can't get rid of any funk my bottles might have by using dish soap and water, I steal one of my Dad's denture cleaning tablets. You fill the offending bottle full of water and then dump in the tablet. It bubbles like an Alka Seltzer, you let it sit overnight and in the morning you have a clean sanitized bottle.---Even if you have to buy the tablets (instead of using my method) when purchased at the grocery store they aren't very expensive.

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