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I am only a novice but I still want to introduce and talk to others about the art and study of memory. This thread is dedicated to mnemonics and several of the strategies relating to it. If you are new to this subject, firstly I don't want to mislead you, this is not particularly useful unless you are skilled in the art. Anyways I read the book Moonwalking with Einstein which was very interesting but that didn't try to actually teach mnemonic techniques. It did however introduce me to the idea and helped me to understand how it works. Mnemonics use Memory Loci to store mental images which represent words and numbers, to make them more memorable. Locis are mental recreations of locations where items are placed in memorable locations within the area, and you mentally walk through the loci to recollect a list. These loci can be any location you have a spacial awareness of, like an old home or even a map in a videogame. For example, mentally walk around your home and you have a rough idea of where everything is. You could probably say "piano, door, bed" and so on in order as human spacial memory is far more memorable than just data.
To memorize words, you would place representations of the word around the house in a memorable way. So if I was making a grocery list, I could imagine a gigantic bowl being used as a swimming pool in my front yard to remind me that I need bowls, and then I open my front door and see an ethernet cord slithering across the floor to remind me to buy an ethernet cord. The more senses used the more memorable it is, such as smell, sound and so on, and things which are sexual or painful are incredibly memorable. You can memorize everything this way with your only limit being your creativity, and these memories are very long term. You can reuse memory loci by mentally cleaning the area out but otherwise they might conflict. Experienced mnemonics can memorize poems and abstract words (an example of this from the book Moonwalking with Einstein was when Joshua Foer was creating a todo list and he had to memorize "email Sofia" which he then memorized as seeing a shE-male on a Sofa).
To memorize numbers there are two main methods of doing so, the Major system and the Person-Action-Object(PAO) system, both utilizing memory loci. The major system is to give a number a specific letter or sound, so that you can create a word to remember that. For example, according to the major system wiki chart, 17 would be recreated as a t and an f sound Post too long. Click here to view the full text.
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You would want to learn what the individual terms are. I wanted to describe more but I knew it would already be tl;dr for most people. I recommend if you are interested to read the book I read, Moonwalking with Einstein.
(choose the format you prefer and then press a mirror to download)
The book not only tells the story of Joshua Foer's journey into mnemonics, it also goes into depth regarding the ancient history of mnemonics, studies of people with remarkable memories and even amnesiacs who cannot hold memory or people like Gordon Bell a microsoft computer scientist who is researching the exact opposite, the externalization and physical categorization of all memories so he doesn't have to rely on his brain. Real interesting stuff

But if you don't feel like reading the book I will recommend the steps I have taken. In order you would want to learn about the method of loci. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Method_of_loci
People don't use this everyday, because method of loci is abstract, people do however use spacial memory to recall events which is the same thing method of loci utilizes. The difference is one actually happens and another is purely imagined in an effort to make otherwise mundane items memorable. You will ultimately want to create many loci to house your memories.

Next you would want to try placing ordinary objects with unusual qualities around a familiar area like your house. To generate a little example list, a jacket, a trashcan, a bottle of shampoo and a lamp. You could imagine a jacket flying like a bird right outside your door, and then imagine as soon as you opened the door a strong unpleasant odor hits you leading you to look to the left seeing an overflowing trash can. You run into the house for something that smells good and find a bottle of lavender shampoo on a coffeetable, lit beneath a spotlight shining down from a large golden lamp. Then to remember this list youPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


I've been into verbal-based Mnemonics since JRHS and read Harry Lorayne's books, and find it pretty effective but not any kind of magic. The more stuff I fill my brain with, the more anchors I have to tie new stuff to. So its a virtuous circle. Like for me I like to tie things to my historical knowledge, but of course its unique to me, wouldnt be helpful for most.

BUT I've found the loci method to be totally useless. Maybe cuz Im not a very visual thinker, and tying my speech to places in my room/house, would confuse more than help


Could you tell me more about verbal mnemonics? I find the method of loci to be particularly effective but its only very good for creating long term memories which isn't particularly useful considering how time consuming it is for me to deal with. However far more skilled mneumonics can memorize entire decks of cards in less than a minute (actually almost 10 seconds) which I could see as triumphing over now more menial yet immediately useful tasks which would now be entirely trivial to them such as memorizing phone numbers or street addresses becoming a mini map


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Oh, I had thought it was something more abstract you had in mind. You mean like story (using words chronologically into a story) and first letter mnemonics (acronyms and acrostics), I had never known these as mnemonics and only now learned from searching. That makes me wonder what other mnemonic systems exist, music must be one since I still remember the ABC song I heard as a kid (and use it to this day, I wonder if I should put my abcs into a different mnemonic system).

Visual mnemonics can be really good for numbers, which is specifically where verbal mnemonics fall apart. Going back to ABCs I think I could reencode them to visuals (aka like kids learn them, a as in apple) into a memory loci, even putting them next to my PAO characters so I remember exactly what number they are as well, which would be faster to recall than running through the entire song and recounting every time

I want to update my progress on my PAO, I finished it but I have not completely memorized it. I only know the first 34 numbers in my list by heart but I have not been practicing as hard as I should. Still though, thats enough to memorize the alphabet


I used mnemonics a little bit while learning openings for the board game of go. It might not make much sense for those without knowledge of the game but at the time I thought this video was pretty cool.

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biographies about wizards or quasi-wizards like daniel suelo

daniel suelo was a gay normie despite living out in the dessert
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Nice reader what is the tool's name?





it's the ebook viewer that comes with calibre


Ted Kaczynski is a virgin who lived 25 years or so in the wilderness. Would you be interested in reading about his life?



normies made a musical based on his story


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For discussing software and hardware minimalism.

>What is computing minimalism?


>Why software minimalism?

- Fewer bugs
- Better performance
- Lower memory footprint
- Better maintainability
- Higher scalability
- Longer software lifetime
- Smaller attack surface

>List of minimal OSes and distros

>Obscure minimal
Plan 9, FreeDOS, Minix3, Genode
>Meme minimal
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I don't remember, but from a quick google images search of it I don't like the design of it compared to lubuntu which looks much more minimal. I've also never had any problems with using lubuntu. I don't know what you mean by 'stable', but I don't do anything but web searching and coding websites or web applications.


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You call that minimalism?


Not minimal enough, framebuffer and ALSA are part of the kernel that weighs like the entirety of Win3.1


I had that Slacko Puppy build too and it was amazingly quick for real. Unfortunately they stopped development. See what I wrote earlier about C library and TinyCore if you want to see that kind of performance with newer app versions.


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Do any other wizards on here buy stuff online like electronics, things you collect, movies, clothes or whatever?

Post ITT and discuss things you bought online.
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I have some bad news for you.


I got it from a local online store and it seems to be a legit Kingston 64gb card.
Checked with RMPrepUSB with a quick test and it passed.


A Knight?


Its amazing that toys that have stayed in original packaging since 1995, are half the price they were then.

It all so favors the consumer, I can't imagine selling anything online.


Shop for doujinshi about once a month, as wage allows it. Only non-parody and non-h, so usually not a huge range to choose from. Used mostly Mandarake.

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Any other wizards do yoga? I find it very relaxing and it's a good way to get some exercise and break up the day.
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Glad to hear you found benifit in it from sticking with it.


I have read a lot of stuff related to it due to the influence on 20th century occultism but I haven't personality practiced it.


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>God gave you anatomy capable of masturbation with your limbs.
>Still bragging about not being able to do it your way.
What I'm supposed to think about it?


thx anyway
didn't know shit is so strict here

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i spend about an hour or 2 a week working on making memes, they're usually shit. anyone else do this stuff? any tips. i don't have any software i just use this pixlr editor website and it gets the job done. some examples of what i've made.
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Every once in a while I'll come up with a simple but funny edit. It's a nice surprise when you see others repost something you made. I use paint.net.


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I used to make memes of anime screenshots several years ago.
Deleted most of them by now. And hardly ever used them to begin with. Here are some that still remain on my hdd.


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Could be a banner.

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Anyone into studying the financial markets using technical analysis? Post your charts and insights here. Whether it's stocks, commodities, forex, astrology, or crypto, anything is welcomed here.
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Well, the real issue here is that these are people working in the financial industry and surviving in New York. 90% of retail traders lose 90% of their accounts in 90 days, so unless any wizard here is experienced enough to be in that 10% and has been trading profitably for years, the TA's are doing something right.
It's not like fundamental analysis is much better by default. The best prediction of a good trader is to have a history as a profitable trader.
Look at any of the books by Van Tharp, he's a psychologist who studies traders and then writes books about how to trade like them. The argument of TA vs. FA vs. coin flipping doesn't matter if you lose money.
Plus, these days investment is completely different as a beast than it was back then. You have these automated trading platforms where you give them your money and they take care of everything investing in things that usually you'd need millions to even participate in properly. Masterworks(blue-chip art piece stocks, basically), Fundrise(big real estate), Swell investing(hipster tech companies), the first two are likely to outperform an index fund and definitely an unskilled trader(swell doesn't count since it's a grabbag that you can allocate yourself and that could go anywhere).
If I made a fortune in the cryptoboom I would have switched to investing in something like the above. There's no point trying to outperform ~10% in this unstable economy, even the greatest consistent trader of all time based on historical data only managed 50% a year.
I think it's fine if you want to roleplay goldman sachs employees, but the truth is that the vast majority will never perform at a goldman sachs level.


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Not a serious post, just thought it was funny.


where did you find this?


Technical analysis is just one leg of the trading stool. Using that alone will cause the stool to fail.

Gotta back up that technical analysis with other analysis, friendo.



Post good (spoken) books in this thread.

I'll start with the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. Such a good narration.
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Audiobooks is basically my only hobby. I don't think my eyes could take any other media consumption hobby for ten hours a day.

I've probably read hundreds of books in the last ten years.

I kinda regret being so passive about it. Like I think I have fairly good memory retention. But like 900 days a massive book on the siege of Leningrad, I wasn't even sure if I had read it or not. Once I confirmed I did, my memory got jogged and I remembered he went into a lot of detail about the post-war purges in the Leningrad affair. So that's a good summary of how it jiggles in the back of my mind. It's still there but I have to juggle it out.

Idk maybe a brief review on goodreqds would have helped to jog my memory more with my most important take aways.

Well I have no future, I don't care about what the public thinks of me, and I always assume I'm going to suicide tommorow.

I mean I kinda wish I had a list of every book I read. But nothing matters in the end.

The best way the books are still with me, is that as it deepens my knowledge of a subject they become bricks to build on with the next book more deeply and high level


These spoken wiki articles are like mini-audiobooks



Good stuff.


I wish more humans would read audiobooks

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with the death of magicchan i will recreate the depressive black metal thread

Hopeless - Matricide
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Psychonaut 4 - Drop By Drop

I forgot this song existed until I saw this thread


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Make a Change… Kill Yourself - Sjaelfred
i just seen macky has new (9 months ago) 2018 album, i will hear this tomorrow



shouldnt a containment board serve an actual purpose?


a thread died for this

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Movies that every wizard should watch.

I recommend "un homem qui dort"(a man asleep). Synopsys on Google.
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it has bad reviews. they must be all boomer film critics


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didn't think this would be good. it turned out to be great



moonrise kingdom is one of the most boring movies ever made. i fucking hate that movie



you ever get a dmca notification using rutracker?

i got one using rarbg.to which is why i no longer use public torrents



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