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Since torrents are in decline and Google has tweaked the hell out of its search algorithm to weed out pirated shit from search results we're still left with few options for getting things for free. This thread will serve as a place to willingly share FTP servers that are still active and have a decent amount of content on them.

Also, give a short description of what's on them so there are no surprises for the end user.


ftp://53-112.34-65.panhandle.res.rr.com/volume1/Movies/ (folders for A, B, C, etc.)


ftp://183179192249.ctinets.com/Game/ - Contains CoD 4 & 5 (both uploaded very recently)

Porn (obviously NSFW)
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So how and why does this thread get away with linking 3D pornography?


Rule says not to post 3d porn. Not that server links are are banned.
Besides I don't think it is enough of a problem to nuke the whole thread over when so much of the other content is of high value.


How unsafe is FTP?

I mean, these directories can be filled with shitons of viruses, not even mentioning that packages are sent and received with plain text credentials.


using ftps it's really no different from https


It shows your bare IP and most server's keep a log

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Do any other wizards have an interest in French language, history, and culture?

>Welcome to Tex's French Grammar (la grammaire de l'absurde), a pedagogical reference grammar that combines explanations with surreal dialogues and cartoon images.

>English-French Dictionary
>Weekly News in Slow French
>Learn French with RFI
>Anki: Friendly, intelligent flash cards.

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French literary rebel Houellebecq releases 'Serotonin'

(The novel, which will be published in German, Spanish and Italian next week, comes out in English in September.)


Vous pouriez poster en francais, au lieux de poster en englais, c'est super patetique


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Interviews with two French hikikomoris, one a 22-year-old male, the other a 38-year-old succubus.
>Interview with a French hikikomori, Guido.  Round 1  "Even a Hikikomori Can Have Love Life!"
>Interview with a French Female Hikikomori; Tellurienne, Round 1 "Not My Choice To Be a Hikikomori"
>Entrevue Avec une Hikikomorie Française; Tellurienne, Round 1 « Je n’ai pas choisi de devenir une hikikomorie. »


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"Why have only norman animals like dogs been sent into space?" President Charles de Gaulle once asked his science advisor. And thus begins the story of the first cat to visit space:

Félicette was the first cat launched into space, on 18 October 1963 as part of the French space program. Félicette was one of 14 female cats trained for spaceflight. The cats had electrodes implanted onto their skulls so their neurological activity could be monitored throughout the flight. Electrical impulses were applied to the brain and a leg during the flight to stimulate responses. The capsule was recovered 13 minutes after the rocket was ignited. Most of the data from the mission was of good quality, and Félicette survived the flight, the only cat to have survived spaceflight. A second feline was launched on 24 October, but the mission resulted in a fatality.
>Hail Félicette! French Space Cat Memorial Beginning to Take Shape
Fifty-six years after a cat named Félicette became the first feline to launch into space, plans to build the cosmic cat's first proper memorial are beginning to take shape.


>Une vie : Félicette


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I refuse to watch the Disney live-action remakes but too many normies are flocking to it like seagulls to dead fish.

"The Boys" is more like "What if a megacorp had a secret serum that make superheroes" than a traditional cape movie.


The "heroes" are much more psychologically complex and human-like, rather than the usual altruistic cardboard cutouts. Yeah, it's different from a traditional capeshit because the focus is on the inner lives of heroes, their public persona and their private selfish self that only cares about fame and money. The thing about something like the Avengers is that all the characters "earned" their powers somehow and in the boys universe you had babies randomly getting the serum and growing up getting told they're special, chosen by god etc. leading to spoiled celebrities instead of people with an inner sense of justice.


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That plane scene is kinda awesome.


Finally. Season 1 was pretty kino so I'm looking forward to this one.


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Why do i have to struggle through this absolute c_r_i_n_g_e

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Or, A Song of Ice and Fire, as it is properly known.
This was the only place I could think of where I could ask this and get a proper answer. To anyone who has read the books, are they anything like the show? Does GRR Martin actually write about all that unbearable feminist bullshit, or is that just a product of the show writers?

I'd like to know before committing to them.
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The content of Homer's epic poems are as straight forward as LOTR, at least. The "ancient Greek in hexameter verse" part is difficult but you can read a solid English prose translation like any person that's in it for the story. Homer is way more interesting than LOTR but not because of its philosophical complexities or anything like that.

Here's the thing with those epic poems, their content is not difficult, it's the way the story is told that many people can't stomach. Basically those old stories have no sense of suspense at all. For example when we finally see Odysseus coming back home and seeing his family for the first time, everything on the narrative comes to full stop to give way to a long exposition on how he got a scar on his leg. It happens often, modern readers can't take it. Another example is when they're at the thick of battle with Greek ships burning and you get a full pause to give detailed account of ancestry of several leaders, many which you only see the name once. It's like Homer is concerned with one thing and modern readers with another. But as far as the actual story, I could summarize for you in a few paragraphs, it's not a complex, subtle story. It's a story about betrayal and revenge, heroism and cowardness, loyalty, adventure, violence. It doesn't hide its meanings from you at all. Hell, those poems were suppose to be as straight foward as possible, after all, they were made to be memorized.

And Homer is the difficult one, Beowulf and Gilgamesh are even simpler "way less characters to begin with".


It's the same thing as far as mental effort is concerned. Boredom saps effort as much as complexity does. A celebrity gossip about her complex tangles of rivalries, feuds, love affairs and friendships may even be more complex than a Greek general's genealogy but you know which one is more effortless to learn for the average person. When I says the Iliad is harder than Game of Thrones I don't simply mean complexity but the whole gamut of factors, both intrinsic and extrinsic, that makes the Iliad a harder read, including how much it motivates the average person to be invested in it. You can read a retelling, sure, though that'll distill the cultural value a lot - if you're to retell the basic story in a way that appeals to the masses then the final product wouldn't be much better than an original fiction anyway, just look at the Mahabharata adaptations. Telling people to stop consuming mass entertainment to read classic literature is kind of disingenuous. You know that most people were raised unused to the idea of exerting their intellect or appreciating lofty abstract ideas and so turn to vulgar entertainment. These people will not turn into some kind of erudite, fine art appreciating, intellectual just because you have convinced them that the classics are better. I am biased because of my wizard's background because I am not very mentally well adjusted and have low self control, but I think for most people they are not self-determining enough to choose what they enjoy.


Fantasy novels are also notable for being needlessly dense, I can't remember who it was but there's a quote from some acclaimed professional fantasy author who describes the job as like entering a state of fugue and filling as many pages as you can with minute worldbuilding details


I read modern fantasy because it's entertaining. I don't care what some smug /lit/ fuck thinks is better worth the time. I read for personal enjoyment not for validation of book snobs on the internet.


And you decide to quote fucking Schopenhauer?

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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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iDubbz made the best documentary in this gay ass galaxy.


Damn, the video is gone but it sounds interesting. Do you know the title of the documentary?


The Complete Evergreen Story (part one)

A doc explaining what happened and the attempts to give the full context of why it happened. The break down of the collage.


I gathered some insightful tidbits from his travels.


I came here to post this but you already did. That series is absolute gold.

I encourage every one of you wizards that are at least half interested in Vietnam to give it a watch.

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>implying any other kind of traveling would be encouraged here.

I made up my mind. I'm free from wageslaving for about two weeks and I've decided I'll travel somewhere. I'll use a car, and I plan on an approximate one week travel through my country. I haven't picked destinations just yet, still floating some ideas around.

Does anyone have experience with this? Any tips, things I should prepare for, that I should be extra careful with?
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Avoid this.

You will run across normie brodude backpackers who will be like "Omg, weed bro, LMAO this dude is travelling all by himself? Wow freaky creepy dude, hold on DUUUDE can we see in your tent? You got some beer duDUUUUDE?" and then you are fucked.


How long do you guys travel for?


What strange fantasies you conjure up to justify to yourself that those grapes are sour anyway.


This is strangely specific Wizzie. Do you have some stories to share?


he's right though. you are likely to be hassled if you're travelling alone as opposed to in a group. its basic street knowledge and if you look weak people might try take advantage of you

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Is anyone here in to 3D modelling? Planning to start?

What programs do you use? Are you working on animation, models to publish, or building environments to render pleasantly? If you plan to export to a game engine, check out ( >>>/games/8456 )
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great job, i like it wiz

i still use sketchup, careful if you think you may ever want to model complex things. its a very easy program you can quickly become too reliant on to bother learning more suitable 3d modelers


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Anyone here have experience with bryce 7, or later versions of bryce in general.


How do i get into this


>Low Poly 3D Modeling Timelapse Tutorial
>200,000 tris
saw this video and laughed my ass off, because you can see the tri count in the UI of blender

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For those with a interest in the darker side of humanity this thread is for you.
Everything true crime (videos, documentaries, books, speculation and discussion, etc.) and real life mystery related is welcome.

One caveat is that paranormal related stuff usually belongs elsewhere such as the Nope thread. Same with fiction and creepypasta stuff, doesn't belong in this thread. It is for things that actually happened in the real world.
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This guy actually created a computer algorithm that sorts through FBI data to spot likely serial killers that have been overlooked by the authorities.
Really cool.


3 Unsolved Mysteries Involving Recluses



Mass killings are the new in things these days. Maybe there would be less of them if the mass media and the general population didn’t idolize them as they’ve done with serial killers for decades. See the reactions on the internet every time one of these occur. Yes, black and edgy humor is also part of the problem.
Murderers and rapists receive love letters in jail, and now the same thing is happening to mass shooters whether dead or alive, and also terrorists.


Somebody else interested in Adam Lanza? I've been reading about him these days and there's a lot of interesting stuff. There's info about a book he wrote as a homework when he was 12 years old: its full of pretty disturbing violence. For some reason depictions of violence done by children are always weirder and more disturbing than anything written by an adult. Also, he had a strange relation with pedophilia. This is particularly interesting regarding the target he choose. I find his life to be pretty interesting and wizardly.

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Anyone else hete that has tobacco as their hobby? I enjoy smoking cigars and pipe tobaccos.
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The last post in the last thread on /hob/ is from July of 2018. There was no need to bump this one without anything to cobtribute. It is not in danger of dying anytime soon.
But since we're here now; my favourite brand of cigarettes are filtered Gitanes as they have a unique and wholesome flavour. Filtered Gauloises Brune and Camel non-filtered are acceptable substitutes in my opinion though all three taste very differently fron each other. The sweetness of the Camels makes me tire of them the quickest.
I have also recently picked up a pipe, and, with my crass inexperience in mind, of the three tobacco blends I ordered with it the Danske Club Ocean Blue is by far my favourite so far. It's composed of black cavendish with lighter virginia and bears a gorgeous flavouring of aniseed and liquorice. I wish it burned as well as the thin-stripe cut tobacco I also got though.


as far as I can tell the industry is still there. I own 4 pipes and haven't even come close to running out of new tobacco to try. as far as the companies that shut down, McClelland shut down due to not being able to source the quality of tobacco they needed. I'm not quite sure what happened with Dunhill, the company seems to have just dropped the pipe tobacco and cigar market to focus more on being a luxury brand.
Those are really the only two companies to have exited the market lately. I'd say its still a good hobby to get into and it doesn't seem like it will go away in the foreseeable future, you can always pick yourself up a cob pipe and some drugstore tobacco for cheap if you just want to try it out.


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Anybody here dip? What kind is the best for starters?


Anyone here into snus? I’ve tried General classic and mint before, didn’t care for them. I’ve been using nicotine pouches for a for a year or so. I’m in Sweden now, so I have more options available to me. Which snus do you suggest I try?

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