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kengr
Feb. 17th, 2016 08:42 am (UTC)
Mon, 02:15: 📷 A probably 2000 year old tree, cut down so a drunk guy could make a table. https://t.co/F09pgjxOlG

It's worse than that. Back then they tried logging the redwoods/sequoias and discovered that the wood *shattered when it hit the ground because it was moving so fast.

So most of the wood was wasted.

At least they quickly figured out that it wasn't worth the trouble, which is why we still *have* all those huge trees.

Of course, the oldest known tree is a scrawny little bristlecone pine...

fayanora
Feb. 18th, 2016 05:51 am (UTC)
Well thank the laws of physics for making redwoods not worth the bother to cut down. Is that still true? Or has modern technology found a way to do redwoods? (I hope not.)
kengr
Feb. 19th, 2016 02:35 am (UTC)
Given that you can buy redwood lumber, I'd say the answer is yes. but the really ancient ones are protected. and it's probably cheaper to go for the younger trees anyway.
kengr
Feb. 17th, 2016 11:24 am (UTC)
Mon, 03:10: The reason many employers frown on tattoos is the same reason they don’t like graffiti: they don’t like... https://t.co/jM5FtHaog5

Nah. They just don't want to deal with negative reactions from customers. And believe me, there are *way* too many people who will kick up a fuss about that sort of thing.

Hell, they'd only hire WASPs in the law allowed it. They want employees to be pretty much unremarkable and interchangeable. But mostly from "practical" reasons, both customer interaction and ease of scheduling.

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