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 No.62097[Reply]

What are you watching/reading currently? I just started Babylon 5 and I'm enjoying it quite a bit.
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 No.62629

>>62628
check out edgar rice burroughs if you like alien hordes, he was doing that shit when heinlein was in diapies

 No.62630

>>62191

I liked this series as well. However, I have no hope for S2 given by what they did to mythic quest. S1 of mythic quest was pretty good, but S2 was ruined with pointless SJW themes and overall terrible writing.

 No.62631

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On the other side of reality from the fascist propaganda of Heinlein and >>62628, in the Roman Republic children of free Romans, including of Roman freedmen, automatically acquired citizenship at birth. As such, the citizens not connected to the military far outnumbered those connected to the military. In fact, citizenship was a requirement for serving in the legions, the exact opposite of Heinlein's setup. Furhermore, it was understood that armies and the military were a necessary evil that was so contrary to the principles of the Republic, that generals automatically reinquished their assigned authority upon entering the legal city limits of Rome, and reverted to the status of civilians while within them. Special venues existed outside the legal city limits of Rome to allow meetings to take place in which generals could participate while retaining their assigned authority.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_citizenship
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomerium

 No.62632

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Princess kenny

 No.62633

>>62631

Heinlein's setting indeed isn't a perfect equivalent of any political system seen as of now. Nonetheless, the book has similarities to Roman republicanism in the sense that military service is a duty of citizens (even if, in this case, citizenship is voluntarily applied for and so are the duties, which only makes the overall process less coercive) while social standing and political success is largely linked to performance in warfare. Originally, the various centuries that composed Roman class society in the Republic were divided on the basis of how many resources they could devote to warfare, with the lowest century being reserved for the proletarii, or those unable to pay for their own equipment. In a similar light, officeholders were expected to have accrued military victories (gloria) so as to make a winning bid for most positions. It is correct that Roman leadership positions lacked many prerogatives in the city of Rome (civilian life), most notably the capacity to indiscriminately command and issue death sentences, but that feature is also present in Starship Troopers. The armed forces are ruled by a code much stricter and with fewer guarantees than that which applies to civilians, further reflecting the separation between civil and military life.

On the other side, and in sharp contrast with fascism, the federation described in Starship Troopers operates a small government domestically—it is indicated that taxes are lower than in any other period of recent history—and maintains a clear-cut division between military and civil life. The latter is relevant since civil organizations do not seek to replicate their military counterparts unlike is the case in fascist régimes. Similarly to the Romans, the government maintains a military not because of a romantic exaltation of violence, but in response to factual threats to Earth that warrant a prepared military. The book even notes that the Mobile Infantry is the smallest army in proportion to the population it defends in human history and that unfit recruits are routinely discouraged from entering military service without a clear vocation in an attempt to earn their citizenship fast. Additionally, the federation lacks any staples of fascism such as cross-class state corporatism, a desire to eliminate or overhaul organized religion and functionally replace it with vitalism, or the presence of a Post too long. Click here to view the full text.



 No.51498[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

This thread will be for discussing all television shows, series and miniseries

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_in_American_television#Programs_debuting_in_2020
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 No.62586

>>62464
the first episode was decent

 No.62606

>>62464
feminist gaslighting soulless trash

 No.62617

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he nailed the "Disgust for niggers" look

 No.62618

>>62617
>mup da doo didda po mo dub bidda be dat tum bix nood
>…

 No.62619

>>62618
*spunks in valyrian ……………. pussy*


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 No.62533[Reply]

Hello, /hob/. I like military. I also like air defence. Specifically, MANPADS. Today I will tell you about a russian MANPADS 9K38 "Igla", also known as SA-18 "Grouse" by NATO classification. I will teach you the basics of its construction, working principles, how to operate it and how to not die immediately after firing it at an incoming SU-24. Stay tuned, wizards.
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 No.62551

It's interesting to me that despite the large amount of stingers sent to Ukraine, it looks like most of the videos that have been released of Ukrainians soldiers shooting down Russian aircraft have in fact been from Iglas not from Stingers. Do you know how the capabilities of these two weapons compare? Are they fairly similar?

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>>62551
They are comparable. Or were when the "Igla" was still "new", the "Stinger" has received a lot of upgrades and modernisations since then. Nowadays it would be more fair to compare it to the newest russian MANPADS 9K333 "Verba" aka "Willow", which judging by it's tactical and technical characteristics, surpasses the Stinger in terms of possible striking height and range. It's optical seeker also has more channels to lock on targets with (the near and mid-infrared and ultraviolet while the stinger is just infrared and ultraviolet). It is also heavy as fuck, though. And besides, the Stinger's growing obsolete in the next few years and is going to be replaced by a better, newer MANPADS, so… Yeah, not a big achievement for Verba.

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>>62533
There is a secret type of ammo you might be able to utilize.

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>>62609
Anon, kits (or kots) are not a valid replacement for a homing anti-air missile.

 No.62611

>>62551
Ukrainian army was/is mostly equipped with soviet/russian stuff overall.



 No.30554[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

I liked the first math thread, but that hit the bump limit so I'm making another one.

Here is a neat tool posted in the previous thread that shows you how to do geometry the way the greeks did.

https://sciencevsmagic.net/geo/

Here are a series of MIT OCW courses that will help you learn calculus:

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-01sc-single-variable-calculus-fall-2010/

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-02sc-multivariable-calculus-fall-2010/

Full MIT OCW Mathematics catalog:

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/

Attached is the a Numberphile video about the seven bridges of Königsberg because I dunno what else to attach to this OP.
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 No.62500

>>62497
pre-calc is basically just a remedial/refresher course.

 No.62501

>>62497
It's basically highschool stuff lol. Im just a brainlet so I forgot. I pirated a bunch of textbooks to help me

 No.62587

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>>35524
It's because putting things to the power of i like this create an image of a rotation.

Now that you have this knowledge try and solve this? (No googling this is a known result but its fun!!)

 No.62588

>>39808
Hey anon! You have gone very far in your journey congrats!!

you are at a cross roads however to go further into calculus you have to take two steps back before you can take a step forward.

I really recommend James Munkres topology. (http://mathcenter.spb.ru/nikaan/2019/topology/4.pdf)

It's an advanced book however Go through the intro!! its 70 pages long and if you have gotten this far into calculus I reckon you can figure it out (use outside sources)

 No.62589

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> i^i

(Also, avoid the trolls who claim that f(x)=e^x is not a function.)


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 No.60202[Reply]

Anyone here interested in researching serial killers? I find some of their backstories and psychiatric evaluations really interesting…
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 No.62382

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not a SK but a drug lord, I really like him because he wanted to weaponize coke and use it to cripple and destroy the usa

 No.62384

>>60202
This guy in the OP pic is one of the most fucked SK's. It was interesting reading up on Dean Corll and Ed Kemper too but a lot of this shit upsets me, I don't know why succubi are so interested in it all.

 No.62391

>>62382
BASED

 No.62582

>>60218
>>60203
The generic archetype of a serial killer is low intelligence middle aged loner who works a menial job. I think they're for the most part pretty samey and boring, the few interesting outlier ones are more on the schizoid side.

The foid fascination with true crime is disgusting. They lie and obfuscate the obvious hybristrophilic attraction they feel when reading this garbage. It's also offensive to the victims to turn their suffering into cheap entertainment.

 No.62583

Yeah man



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 No.56891[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Any other wizards into combat sports?
I have done Krav Maga (2 years); it was ok but I can see why people say it’s overrated. Did some BJJ at an MMA gym but it was expensive as fuck. Boxing was the best so far; nothing has tested my fitness, strength, timing and precision like boxing. Class was always all male.

Really want to try Muay Thai. What other fighting styles are wizards into?
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 No.62132

>>58418
It's a legit sociopathic request.
"I don't know you guys, but let me, a random with bad vibes "spar" you. I know that covid has left you desperate for cash"

 No.62386

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ortega vs yair..that will be an interesting fight on a shit card
blaydes vs aspinall…now thats gone be a banger it also got /ourguy/ paddy vs gay homo and gustaffson is returning but im thinking hes going to be flushed

 No.62423

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the ufc moved fight nights to early sat weekends

 No.62460

its over diazbros

 No.62573

>>60567
Good take


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 No.62567[Reply]

I've been interested more and more about the power of daydreaming. I think that if my daydreaming ability was extremely advanced, that it would activate an entirely new level of self-actualization for myself.

To this end, I've been looking for ways to enhance my ability to daydream, and have recently gotten interested in writing fiction (which there's already a thread here about it >>59403 ), tulpas (plenty of threads about that stuff), and in solo roleplaying. I don't see anything about solo roleplaying games, though, so I thought I'd make a thread about it.

I've tried solo roleplaying before in very naive attempts, but you run across the obvious pitfall: the temptation to metagame your character against knowledge that should only be privy to the GM or other characters is just too much. Quickly, it becomes unrealistic. I'm just getting started in this space, so I don't know a whole lot, but some of the systems (oracle systems like Mythic GM, for example) and techniques (solo episode journaling) that have been developed are a lot more advanced and appealing than I thought they'd be.

If anyone knows about any good solo RP systems or thoughts about it, please share.

 No.62568

solo roleplaying? reminds me of the devices that ancient writers would use to create stories. i don't know what they were called and i spent a while googling but can't find them. but imagine something like a wheel that you spin to select thigns like characters, jobs, time and place, qualities, and so on. actually curious what they were called now that i've forgotten

 No.62569

Never tried solo roleplaying but if you're interested I can vouch for some solo board games that are rpg like, same for a couple of wargames
However you would need to spend money or be willing to use tabletop simulator



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 No.62479[Reply]

here we mention and recommend the foss applications that we use in our android devices

My apps:

F-Droid
Aurora Store
Newpipe
FairEmail
SAI
APK Extractor
Ungoogled Chromium
Openboard
Discreet Launcher
Simple Gallery Pro
Material Files
Download Navi
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 No.62481

>>62480
yes because they show you the source code
simple as

 No.62482

>>62481
And do you understand any of it? Do you know where your data is going, and do you believe the receivers of that data to be less likely to use it for nefarious deeds than a reputable large company?

 No.62483

>>62482
it's more about the spirit of it

tbh ive never even built things from source. most things require so much bullshit i feel gross setting it all up. id rather juat trust in their binaries

but i like knowing ppl can look through it and find bugs and suggest improvements or changes potentially

you know why bug bounties are a thing? because their software is closed off and they dont really have a good way to test it. so they need ppl to pry at it externally

not the guy you replied to

 No.62489

>>62482
All software should be made available in source form by default. It can still be charged, licensed, copyrighted if they so fancy, but there is no reason for source code to be kept "secret".
Unless you have dishonest reasons, of course.

 No.62560

>>62482
>reputable
they literally tell you, in their license and eula, they are using your data for malicious self beneficial reasons. what makes them reputable exactly? they serve ads in software you even pay for, and are legally right to deny you software you paid for even if you decline. it isn't an issue of transparency, they are legally required to tell you what they are doing, and foss is obviously more transparent. so why do you still think you are getting a better experience?

op i use, and feel somewhat enthusiastic about;
lineageos - operating system
lukelauncher - very nice launcher
ghost commander - file manager
markor - note taking application
florisboard - soft keyboard application, supports colemak
kde connect - pairs your phone to your linux pc
osmand+ - the best foss maps software ive ever tried
netguard - firewall for your phone, doesn't need root and is easy to understand
silence - block third party numbers, telemarketers get fucked
vlc - my favorite music player on android



 No.52879[Reply]

I now consider researching conspiracy theories to be a hobby of mine. Of course, as a hikki, this information is of literally no use to me whatsoever, and I do not have the charisma to "educate" others. It is simply a pastime.
Many people act like simply researching these very alternative ideas is damaging in and of itself. Popular on wizchan youtuber named "K9 Aversion" recently announced she will no longer be creating content simply because people among her fanbase were discussing 5G towers and anti-vaxx ideas within her communities. Discussion alone is so offensive? Why? I do not even believe many of the ideas proposed myself and just enjoy thinking about them.
Because of these extreme reactions, I feel it necessary to give this disclaimer. Again, I do not necessarily believe the things proposed in this thread but rather enjoy thinking about it.

Please do not discuss theories that are political in nature in this thread. I don't want it to be deleted, although I find them interesting as well.

Some examples I've been thinking about lately:
- Alien abductions are real, however they differ from the normalfag idea of an alien abduction in that real abductions occur spiritually and not physically. And these abductions are NEVER to your benefit and you leave very unhealthy and emotionally damaged. They happen during the sleep normally, however sometimes they can happen while awake and when this happens it's similar to a date rape drug– you have a 2-5 hour blank spot in your memory when you "wake up" and have a feeling of general unease.

- The extension of the flat earth theory which claims the entire sky is a hologram, and sometimes that no planets except Earth exist. There are many youtube videos that document sky hologram "glitches".
- Alternatively (not flat earth related), that the sky is itself a giant living organism and that it sometimes sends shards of itself down to attack or observe people (they look like blue blankets and fly at great speeds.)

- You can fall through the ground like a video game glitch and get stuck in an infinite void on certain parts of the planet.

- Dinosaurs existed up until the early 1900's as evidenced by dinosaur tracks on the top layer of the earth that are way too well preserved to be from 60,000,000 years ago.

- Some gnostic wizards think that if they become spiritually elevated enough that they can cease ingesting food of any kind and live heaPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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 No.62478

>>61911
>Why come into a thread about having fun with conspiracy theories just to try and spoil the fun like none of us have ever thought that they aren't in fact real before?
Because there are actually interesting conspiracies out there, but they are diluted by random crap people pull out of their asses like cloud bursting. You belong on X.

 No.62498

>>62395
Well MIND=BLOWN. It makes a lot of sense if you think about it, how they're always in the same room, and they're both black.

 No.62514

>>62395
I am convinced that Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon are the same person.
There is no way to tell them apart.

 No.62515

>>62514
I have the same thing with Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio. Hollywood has some kind of revolving door of blockheaded sandy blonde dudes that all look like the same person.

 No.62523

>>62515
Perhaps its just one guy with different aliases.



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 No.49308[Reply]

Any wizards play yugioh?

I collect the cards, though I don't really play the game. I'm 26 and still live with my parents as a hikki, so my parents are trying to force me to get a hobby to get me out of the house so I"m thinking of playing the game at my local card shop
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I've waited 2 fucking weeks and even got banned from 4chan for 1 fucking card!! And worst of all it is a fucking card promoting apolusa jesus fucking xhrist on the cross

 No.62219

I played almost 20 years ago as a kid. We barely even knew how the rules worked.
I don't think I'm ever going to play again but I'd like to start collecting. It's a nightmare though, there are so many products and reprints it makes completionism a chore.

 No.62484

>>49308
This game is my curse, I've played it for the past 20 years. I miss the synchro, xyz, and pendulum eras the most. I haven't been keeping up with the modern game as much but I recently got the itch to play a TCG. The only other game with an automated system that lets you play bots is Magic. And Xmage is a pain in the ass to get working. If it wasn't for EDOPro, I'd have given up on card games

 No.62487

>>49308
I like to play the GB, GBC and GBA series. It used different rules, it was simpler and more fun than what ygo looks like now, imo.

 No.62518

>>49310
A lot of yugioh players have moved onto Digimon now. It's been doing really well but Bandai have power crept the game to an insane degree and everyone's waiting on a ban list in a month as the new format is OTKs you have to stop based on pure luck of the top 5 cards of your deck.



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