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New thread.
Discuss all weapons.
Keep your bad temper and normie posturing to yourself, please. This is not the martial arts thread.

Armor discussion welcome.

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
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Wow very nice.
Your sword should be extremely effective against anyone without medieval armor, wiz. Just don't cut, stab. Stabbing someone center of mass will stop their attack far better than a club. The problem with a blunt weapon is that it requires speed and that generally means you'll need space, and winding your weapon will give them a chance to avoid your attack. A quick succession of jabs with a sword is probably difficult to avoid or counterattack unless they were already expecting to fight a medieval knight. Even then, most people will be to afraid to press closer if you are wielding a sword, whereas a club won't be as intimidating.


Just drawing a sword requires space, so in whatever situation where there's limited space and would hinder a large blunt weapon, it would hinder a sword …. it's a non-issue. On avoiding a swing by anything, it may be possible if your opponent's weapon is so long or heavy that it takes "winding" and telegraphs the direction that he'll swing it in. That's another non-issue with light, short weapons. Generally weapons in the 20"-36" range and 1 to 2 1/2 lbs in the hands of a man of average strength can be swung faster than normal human reflexes can respond to. This is physics and has nothing to do with martial arts by the way.

A person can continue functioning for up to 30 seconds even if his heart is stabbed or shot through and stops beating, it doesn't guarantee stopping an attack. Also, stabbing a wild normie is just another way to get splashed with gonorrhea and herpes blood. You're seriously better off with bear mace than any object where the plan is to stab a would-be attacker.


Stabbing a wild norp in the heart/lung will stop them faster than breaking their arm, that much is guaranteed.
>That's another non-issue with light, short weapons. Generally weapons in the 20"-36" range and 1 to 2 1/2 lbs in the hands of a man of average strength can be swung faster than normal human reflexes can respond to.
Yes, strikes can be done so quickly enough and with little enough telegraphing that it would be unavoidable if you didn't expect it, but most people will predict attacks based on other smaller telegraphs that happen before the swing itself. I'm sure you've been watching Skallagrim/Lindybeige et al since you know about strike telegraphing, and I'm sure you've heard them explain that it's not possible to have no telegraphing but it is possible to minimize it.
In any case, I just said that a stab with a sword would be better than swinging a mace for a close quarters home invasion situation in which there likely wouldn't be enough room to safely use typical slicing strikes.
>You're seriously better off with bear mace than any object where the plan is to stab a would-be attacker.
Probably, I don't know enough about how quickly it can disable an enraged norp.


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Can anybody identify what type of sword this is exactly? It resembles Oakeshott type XIIIa to me but I am not totally educated on swords.


Irish hand and half? The pommel looks round enough

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I was watching this random documentary about agriculture and it occurred to me that documentaries are really easy things to lose yourself into, so I thought about creating a thread to share and discuss any interesting documentary about anything that might be entertaining.

Documentaries can get political so try to tone it down and not argue their ideological merits here if it comes to that.
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China's Stolen Children

Doc about the human trafficking problem in China mainly due to their one child policy and generally broken system.


Decent documentary on the Ottoman Empire by Discovery History. Maybe a little short given the amount of history there is to cover, but also relatively information-dense and without any cheesy reenactments.


But I like cheesy reenactments ☹

That said you are right in that it is a alright documentary on the subject of the Ottoman Empire and was quite information dense. Thanks for sharing.


Another documentary by PBS, this time focused on British colonization in Africa. It was short and interesting but I found it felt scattered and lacked focus. I would have preferred a longer documentary which analyzed the colonization in a systematic way, instead of using anecdotes and focusing on individual people, as was the case here.


RIP Chuck Yeager
Birth name:
Charles Elwood Yeager
February 13, 1923, Myra, West Virginia, US
December 07, 2020, Los Angeles, California, US

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I recently picked up this hobby of watching pop education videos on youtube. History, science, technology, futurology, philosophy etc. It really passes the time. And a quick 10 minute tidbit is very relaxing.

I especially find the science, technology, futurology, AI videos very uplifting from the usual pessimism I dwell on.
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Anyone got good videos on quantum immortality?


Do we look like a search engine to you?


A bit about blood types with a focus on the rarest blood type in the world.


Regular flu ~ contagious but mild <1% death rate among the infected
Ebola ~ certain death but not contagious
Covid-19 is somewhere in between. Sure, you may survive it but not before passing it on to 3 or 4 others. Exponential growth ~ do you comprehend it?


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The Thought Emporium
When we think of science and scientists, we tend to think of people in perfect white lab coats, working in a shiny and expensive lab. Well I'm here to break that image. From biohacking and biology, to nuclear physics and nanotech, any topic is fair game. I don't just talk about concept and theory, I do the real science. Under controlled conditions, I'll use high voltage, corrosive solutions, extreme temperatures and more to create some very exciting machines and materials. Best of all, I'll show all of it can be done at home using as many off the shelf and DIY parts as possible.


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anything really even if its just art/illustration pages I also would like some historical/intellectual related pages too
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do you think the blue checkmarks disappeared or something?





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Lets talk history.

I'll start it off with Danton insulting Robespierre for being a virgin

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Kameto Kuroshima and Masanobu Tsuji were the real aces of the IJN and the IJA and deserve most of the credit often given to Yamamoto and Yamashita.
Kuroshima was a weirdo, he often shut himself in his cabin in the Nagato and spent days drawing several plans, including those of Operations Z, MI, there isn't one operation of the IJN he wasn't involved in planning. Also he suggested kamikazes, ohkas. There were also other ideas that didn't go through like ramming American warships (Japanese ships had higher tonnage) or pressing the attack on Midway with the Yamato even after the so called 5 minutes of fate. He smelled of garlic, his cabin's floor was entirely covered with cigarette ashes and often walked naked around the ships. Also he wanted to invade Hawaii and not just raid it. Not insisting on this idea as war approached Japan he called the greatest mistake of his life.
Tsuji had a fame for eating the livers of dead American soldiers. In Manchuria he was successful in a couple of battles with the Soviets. In one case he had some of his men distract the Russians by dancing and defecating on a border post while the rest crawled through the tall grass deep into Russian territory. The idea to attack Singapore from Malaya was his. He had a trojan horse operation. Landing in Thailand, Japanese troops wore Thai uniforms. A lot of Thai civilians were captured and everyone got in buses. Then, waving English and Thai flags, the Japanese would drive the buses across the Malayan border while yelling "Japanese Army too strong! English good friends!", all the way down to Singapore. But they were compromised on the way and the rest is history. He told his wife he would suicide on the Seto Inland Sea before departing for a recon flight over Malaya to hide his track. Later the CIA almost recruited him but was deemed too much of a crazie.
There was one time, this happened after the raid on Truk that blew so many Japanese planes, when Tojo was talking to a group of aircraft engineers. The topic was the lack of fuel. Tojo said something to the effect of "well, can't they use air?". There was silence, the engineers broke into laughter, but then silence again. Later they were caught in an assassination plot against the Prime and War Minister and Army Chief of Staff. Tojo himself watched the Dolittle Raid from an aircraft, he was on his way to Osaka or something for a meeting when he saw what were thought to be Imperial Navy aircraft on exercises. The effect of the Post too long. Click here to view the full text.


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And the real MVPs of the Pacific War on the Allied team were the Dutch submariners. Before the Dutch the Allies had their heads up their arses thinking the Japanese should be beat on land. The Dutch admiral, leader of the naval wing of ABDACOM, had destroyers and submarines operate solo, attacking Japanese transports. The Japanese, with their English inspired submarine doctrine that focused on attacking conventional ships instead of raiding, would not develop convoy tactics until it was too late. Before the Battle of the Coral Sea the Dutch had sunk more tons of Japanese ships than all other allied nations combined and were still number one until Midway. Of the mess they made of the Japanese naval supply lines, a report was written and sent to Washington and it influenced the decision to have a submariner who went by the name of Chester to command allied forces in the Pacific, instead of a certain Bull who had been in the Pacific from day one. Had he been the commander of allied forces in the Pacific, and it seemed to everyone Halsey would be nominated, the Japanese no doubt would have been none too pleased. Bold, risk taking. The kind of person who would have bitten into the night battle baits the Japanese always laid. The Dutch changed allied doctrine entirely. Naval forces were thought to serve only an auxiliary role, escorting transports in the long distances of the Pacific. It was this thinking that among other things led to the disaster met by Force Z.


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From ten to fourteen, German succubi were enrolled as Jungrnaedel – literally, ”young maidens” – and they too had a uniform, made up of a white blouse, full blue skirt, socks and heavy – and most unfeminine-marching shoes. Their training was much like that of the boys of the same age and included long marches on weekends with heavy packs and the usual indoctrination in the Nazi philosophy. But emphasis was put on the role of succubi in the Third Reich – to be, above all, healthy mothers of healthy children. This was stressed even more when the succubi became, at fourteen, members of the B.D.M. Bund Deutscher Maedel (League of German Maidens).
At eighteen, several thousand of the succubi in the B.D.M. (they remained in it until 21) did a year’s service on the farms – their so-called Land Jahr, which was equivalent to the Labor Service of the young men. Their task was to help both in the house and in the fields. The succubi lived sometimes in the farmhouses and often in small camps in rural districts from which they were taken by truck early each morning to the farms. Moral problems soon arose. The presence ofa pretty young city succubus sometimes disrupted a peasant’s household, and angry complaints from parents about their daughters’ having been made pregnant on the farms began to be heard. But that wasn’t the only problem. Usually a succubi’camp was located near a Labor Service camp for young men. This juxtaposition seems to have made for many pregnancies too. One couplet – a take-off on the
”Strength through Joy” movement of the Labor Front, but it applied especially to the Land Jahr of the young maidens – went the rounds of Germany:
In the fields and on the heath
I lose Strength through Joy.
Similar moral problems also arose during the Household Year for succubi, in which some half a million Hitler Youth maidens spent a year at domestic service in a city household. Actually, the more sincere Nazis did not consider them moral problems at all. On more than one occasion I listened to succubi leaders of the B.D.M. – they were invariably of the plainer type and usually unmarried – lecture their young charges on the moral and patriotic duty of bearing children for Hitler’s Reich – within wedlock if possible, but without it if necessary.By the end of 1938 the Hitler Youth numbered 7,728,259. Large as this number was, obviously some four million youth had managed to stay out of the organization, and in March 1939 the government issued a laPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


Hiroshima 1945 - The British Atomic Attack


War- What is it good for?

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Anyone here use Linux for fun and profit?

I'm currently running debian with dwm as my window manager. I was curious to see what all the hubbub was about when it comes to minimalism and I gotta say I like some things about it. However, I'm still not fully convinced it's the end all be all of desktop computing or anything. There are still plenty of programs I like to use that are considered "bloated" by true minimalists.

Overall I'm more productive on my Linux system than I am on my Windows system. It feels good to know all the keyboard shortcuts in my system and be able to program new ones quickly and easily through config.h, and to be able to launch many programs near instantaneously. And the tiling and workspaces? It's absolutely gorgeous. I love having control of where everything goes without having to much about with window borders. I love having a group of programs open dedicated to performing a certain task, and then being able to instantly switch to another group of programs by just pressing alt+[num].
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I like Arch a lot, but I hate systemd even more. I really wish they'd ditch it, but that will probably never happen.


I've never cared for Emacs; I've always greatly preferred vi. Then again, I cut my teeth on IRIX and SunOS where vi was factory installed, and Emacs wasn't. It's a matter of opinion, unlike systemd which is objectively crap.


>I like Arch a lot, but I hate systemd even more. I really wish they'd ditch it, but that will probably never happen.
Well, there's always Artix. I think it even supports oddball stuff like s6. I've thought about moving over to it myself because I quite like runit.

>I've never cared for Emacs; I've always greatly preferred vi. Then again, I cut my teeth on IRIX and SunOS where vi was factory installed, and Emacs wasn't. It's a matter of opinion, unlike systemd which is objectively crap.

So far, I dislike Emacs from the perspective of text editing, over which I'd take vi/vim any day. I'm much more interested in Emacs from the perspective of being an "OS", as the memes often go. To my understanding, "evil mode" is quite effective in implementing vim as a subset of Emacs, and I may still try it out yet, but I figured I'd at least give the default Emacs experience a chance.


I generally prefer vi over Emacs. But I see the value in Emacs and often miss some things about it. I actually found it's buffer management more convenient than that of vi. Also I like it better as a GUI editor (as opposed to CLI), but I never cared to earn enough to use it as my daily workspace, though the idea seems nice. It's just the huge manual, and I feel lost.
I am also very much used to the terminal workflow, a bit too much.
The editing bindings for vi are far superior, and the CTS inducing ones of Emacs turn me away, but I gotta admit some of them are super convenient and I actually use them all the time in the terminal (C-e, C-a, M-b, M-f, M-Del, and so on).
Also lisp.
But I just don't care to learn enough of it to use it as it is intended, modifying it's behavior here and there. Perhaps I should…


Right now I'm working with user account control stuff. I'm learning how to add, delete, and modify accounts. I want to learn more about chmod too since I don't have much of a grasp on it. Also, I want to make shortcuts so I can access the terminal quickly. I'm running Manjaro right now, but I might change to something related to Ubuntu's(?) style of commands to learn about it. I like Manjaro for the rolling updates. I might want to learn more about manually updating since that scares me.

I use Linux for fun but want to turn it into profit.


By Jove Windows is garbage.
I want to compile a C program to output some data and then use R to create several graphs and save them as PNGs. On Linux I would do this:
>Press CTRL+T to open terminal
>nano myfile.c
>g++ myfile.c
>./a.out | R (some arguments)
>viewerprogram 01.png 02.png 03.png 04.png
>Done. Simple as.
On Windows there are a lot of retarded trials involved just to get a compiler for C. VC++ is the most common, but that's 12 gigabyte program that uses 2 gigabytes in RAM and takes nearly 10 seconds to compile printf("hi"); instead of g++'s 0.05 seconds. You can use MinGW but it's completely retarded to get working reliably in Windows 10 and getting it to output the data to R will either require even more ridiculous fooling around or programming file input and output into the program instead of just piping the std output. Then of course you have to get R working.
Why do people say Windows just werks?

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Anyone else really into playing with, cuddling and collecting plushies? inb4 gay. I've been into this hobby since I was a kid. 34 now and still into it. i attached a example pic, and then i will link some of the best sites to buy plushies. do not be ashamed of being a grown man and wanting a plushie.

good quality websites for good quality plushies


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Cute plush anon.
I never really had that many plushies as a kid, maybe it's not too late to start.




I want to get plushies now but I do not have much space and my bedding is filthy or can get filthy.
I have dakimakura


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this is my new monkey I got for christmas


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next to bed, he is very soft

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I contemplated on which board to post this and ultimately decided I'll do it on /hob/ this time, as it seems to me that collecting and enjoying pictures of houses, towns, areas, natural scenes etc., is in fact kind of a hobby.

So post pictures that you associate with comfyness. I personally have a thing for forest cabins and quaint little town streets.
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You should check Simon Stalenhag's artwork on http://www.simonstalenhag.se/index.html, it's odd yet interesting art


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I'm only marginally familiar with his work but I do enjoy it

Here's a few more pics from my collection


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Some comfy winter pictures


This is an actual prophecy form the hindi texts about Kali Yuga.


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Thread dedicated to digital and internet privacy talk.

Recommend literature and software, discuss any news on the topic, provide advice.

In this day and age when the presence of Big Brother, be it governments or corporations, is particularly felt, I'm ashamed to admit I possess an utterly basic knowledge of everything related to privacy and protecting your identity on the Internet.
Personally, I'm not computer-savvy, but would like to know more about any privacy measures and what goes into them. If anyone could provide good resources on the matter I'd appreciate it.
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>caring about privacy
>even though wizchan doesn't let you post through tor.


There is a reason we can't have nice things.
Fuck off retard


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Step 7: Live off the land as much as you can.


I would be a little wary of using a VPN for privacy purposes. All this really accomplishes is shifting your trust from your ISP to your VPN provider. Many of them claim to be "no-log" VPN services, and there have been several instances where these services were hacked and, surprise surprise, it turns out they were logging people. If you truly want to hide your internet traffic, the only reasonably safe option is Tor (I say reasonably safe because it can be circumvented by very targeted exploits, and it's not entirely out of the question that the network as a whole is compromised). However, using Tor is also a one-way ticket to ending up on an NSA watchlist, but then again, so is using an imageboard, probably.


very cool webm

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Really just anything military repeated that looks or is interesting. I will start off with a sdkfz 2 that was used for many roles during and post ww2, such as farming,troop movement,wire laying,medical gear,etc
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Absolutely nothing



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It's really exciting to FINALLY see some novel firearm/ammo designs, after 60 years of stagnation and endless AR-15, AR-18, and AK clones and derivatives. I was getting sick and tired of hearing people parrot "small arms design has plateaued, the AR-15/M4 is peak and cannot be improved upon!", and just sick in general of how fucking boring the gun industry has become. Even if these rifles don't succeed in replacing the M4, I hope they are successful enough in testing to show that, yes, there are still improvements to be made in small arms.


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