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 No.48468[Reply]

any wizards into chess too?
it's quite interesting with its unlimited options. a way to escape the bitter reality, as well.
what's your elo rating?
your favorite openings with white and black pieces?
how much time do you dedicate for chess usually?
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 No.60348

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White to play
Gavrilov vs S Ilandzis

 No.60351

I was in the Chess Club during primary school and due to there only being like 4 of us in it at our school I went to the regional tournament by necessity and placed about 20th out of 200~, playing some opponents two years my senior. I specifically recall getting sub 10-move checkmate'd at some point, having not yet learned the importance of opening strategies and really just doing random things until our pieces met in the middle. I played Dyansty Warriors for PSP during the break and a lot of kids gathered to watch because the PSP was hot stuff then.

Been playing the Chess.com bots recently, I'm up to beating the Intermediate class easily. I'm very much interested in playing real people, but I fear I might paint myself in to a corner, by winding up in a game that takes long and then something IRL comes up or my internet cuts out. I also don't want to make anyone wait so I'd be rushed to make moves. I'm getting good at deducing which moves are good and which aren't and have been able to quickly determine what the opponent can do a few moves after, but still I don't want to risk being some noob's bad chess experience by dropping out of or dragging on a game.

I've been thinking of buying a nice set around Christmas and then doing sort of this POV "mail chess" thing over a social network or forum, where I take pictures of the board where the opponent would be seeing it from and face them against an avatar of myself of some sort, like a stuffed toy or crude physical amalgamation of my inner psyche in the form of a pile of dirty laundry donned with a wizard hat. Then they send their moves back in the same way, with the image I'm looking at being from my seat's POV against their avatar. If anyone would be interested in doing something dumb like this smack that reply button.

 No.60352

>>60348
i can only capture the king in two moves
is it possible to do it in only one?

 No.60371

Curious, I started playing chess a few days ago and I keep noticing chess everywhere I look now.

 No.60373

https://lichess.org/Ij3au80l

Anyone up for a casual game?



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 No.53500[Reply]

I honestly haven't put any effort in gardening this chili plant, I just placed the seeds in the pot with dirt and this how it turned out a few weeks later. It's pleasuring seeing it growing day by day and im looking forward eating the chilli once its red.
It has such incredible calmness to it..

What are the small things that gives you some joy in this 'life'?
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 No.59642

I built a raised pond and recently I stocked it with 50 goldfish and 6-7 koi. I enjoy just going out there and watching them swim about. Feeding them is fun too.

 No.59672

>>54210
>desiccate
*?

Do you mean expand?
>>54212
You've triggered them.

 No.59708

>>59185
>>59188
Imagine how pleasant it could be to not learn anything after a certain point. You would be able to read a book over and over again with only a vague sense of familiarity. Take biology as an example. What if every day you wanted to learn about mushrooms or Pre-Cambrian organisms and you could feel the same joy and wonder at how strange life is? Yes, it would be difficult at first to emotionally grasp that one was retarded, but once you accepted the fact, you could plan ahead to keep enjoying everything life throws at you. The world would truly be your oyster.

 No.59710

>>59708
Go get a full frontal lobotomy if you want to live like that.

 No.60347

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Flight



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 No.52132[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Bicycles ~ good for getting around short distances easily.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDbNe3mS0aw
Or when the power goes out..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW79QxVbCgY
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 No.59982

>>59975
Fixies and single gears are pretty fun in their own way. Especially if you like to swap components out a lot.
Never have I tried more handle bar types then the time I had a single gear for a year.
My time with a fixed gear was a little scary, but that's because there were hills and the guy I got it from didn't have breaks on the thing. Installed some later but that first month was stressful.
Also wore though tires really fast because doing skids and slides is addictive.

 No.59987

do you wear helmets?

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 No.59990

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>>59987
I grow my own.

 No.60325

Drop & Roll


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 No.58042[Reply]

Let's have a thread on it! In the US at least, there's a lot of neat stuff to find even if you're not into it that much. For example, all quarters & dimes dated 1964 and earlier are made of 90% silver.
I'm surprised that there wasn't a thread about this already. Post your hoard if you wish.
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 No.60126

Thinking about regularly buying gold coins and rounds.
Not sure what size to get. The larger the size the less often I would buy, the smaller the more often since I have to save up less.
For example I could get 1/10 oz coins every month, 1 oz coins every 3 months, and 1/25 or smaller every pay check without it effecting my other finances.

 No.60138

>>58298
I know you say you can't face them, but you really prove that by trying it the once. If you spaghetti all over it's not like you're going back there again. And if it goes ok then that's a pretty big win. I struggle to go out to the shop to buy tobacco every single time, without fail. But then I actually go and do it and, again, every single time without fail I realise it was fine and return home with my rewards.

It sounds like such a top tier hobby to miss out on just to avoid the cunts. Cunts that would more than likely not even give it a second thought to the request, or than you were one of the dozen people they saw that day who doesn't do eye contact. Fuck 'em, seriously… get some coins.

 No.60151

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Finally decided on my first full oz gold coin.
Decided to get a Britannia, both because it's beautiful and because it had the lowest premium online.

Best Chrismas present to my self since I got a gamming PC for myself.
After that I will probably get mainly 1/4 oz gold coins every month or so, with 1/10 oz gold just for collection pieces or if the price spikes.

 No.60307

>>60126
I got a bunch of 1/10oz and 1/20oz but mainly only to use as like birthday presents and stuff kids in the family so they'd be used to what it's like to touch and hold rather than gold being something weird and scary. They already have more than enough stuff and toys anyway.

But I'd spread it out from 1/4oz, 1/5oz (e.g. sovereigns), 1/2oz, an 1oz. Obviously 1oz is usually going to be the most bang for your buck, and if you think about it then liquidating a whole 1oz is a nice pile of money but maybe not a tremendous amount if you're trying to live off of it or just padding up your bank account for a while. The smaller ones make more sense if for some reason you don't want to let a whole 1oz go, or if you just don't have a whole lot of spare income and it makes sense to buy little by little more often as a form of dollar cost averaging so that you're not always trying to time the market and worried about missing a dip or whatever. A smaller one is also kind of more on par with buying a typical tube of 20 1oz silver coins/rounds, which is what a lot of people might suggest if gold is kind of spendy for your situation.

 No.60314

>>60307
I mostly decided that after I get a few 1 oz coins that I will mainly get 1/4 oz every month or so.
I don't really like the smaller coins for a number of reasons. Went to a coin shop and just handling them, they are really tiny and just don't like them that much. Another knock against them is that premiums on them are pretty bad compared to the larger coins. So 1/4 oz is probably as small as I am going to go unless it's something really special that catches my eye even at the smaller size.



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 No.11978[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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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 No.60282

>>11978
I have a funny story about 3d modeling. took a multimedia class in high school and at the end of junior year we did blender. I already knew how to use it, and it was around the time my vietnam vet grandpa passed away so I was making an m16a1 in his memory. our actual teacher left for a new job so we had the retard wrangler as the teacher. she didnt care at first, she even said it was good, but a week in she realized she could get in trouble and ratted me out to the principle. the principle came in the next day and did a speech to the whole class about cyber bullying (implying i was a school shooter cause i had long hair and listened to metal), i continued working on it while she did this because i didnt care. she had armed guards take me to the office and suspended me for a day. they almost called the cops. they wiped my hard drive. I have the model still but its on a laptop with a corrupt hard drive.

 No.60286

>>60282
try and post it if you can id be curious to see it

reminds me when i was in highschool i in art class i was drawing doing a black and white painting with ruined buildings, people with rifles, a big tank in the middle, and someone waving an anarchy flag. the teacher had no problem with everything, until i put that big A on the flag, and then suddenly everyone freaked out and it was taken from me and then destroyed right in front of me and i was lectured and talked down to. absolutely fucking humiliating and embarassing

 No.60292

>>60286
i dont even know if i can because its on my laptop using ubuntu and it wont even get to the login screen. sucks because I had a bunch of family and high school photos and all my red pill and JQ content

 No.60293

Can you create 3D models in VR like you would make a sculpture?

 No.60298

>>60293
not sure if they have already vr ports but stuff like Zbrush or sculptris would work quite well with vr, im sure something equivalent has been made for vr


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 No.49799[Reply]

Any one else have horror stuff as a hobby? Like collecting weird pictures, reading creepy stories, listening to paranormal podcasts and watching horror films? I find myself drawn to it and I think it counts as a hobby if it's something you're invested in. Sort of like a modern folklore.
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 No.59716

Can such things be? Is the anthology of every strange story of Ambrose Bierce. From the stories of strange disappearances for he is most know, to the most peculiar ones like The Damned Thing or The Suitable Surroundings and “The Death of Halpin Frayser . The atmosphere of horror is defined and precise. The stories of Bierce have a feel of sardonic comedy and black humor combined with cruelty and deception

 No.60122

>>58734
I think the pessimist philosophical horror like Ligotti is the only way forward for the genre. Most other types of horror are about fear of the unknown… but there is nothing unknown left for us as technology and globalism kills all the mystery in the world. The most horrifying thing for most people now is the dreadful tedium of modern life.

 No.60123

>>60122
>but there is nothing unknown left for us as technology and globalism kills all the mystery in the world
not even close to true. We know nothing.

 No.60296

>>60123
banal comment

 No.60297

>>60296
predetermined to respond



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 No.53168[Reply]

Anybody into SHTF related hobbies? I started with prepper stuff the past year and it was quite helpful to be prepared before normgroids started panicking with the coronavirus. I'm reading a lot on the topic and trying to improve in different skills for when SHTF, if ever. Perhaps this doesn't sounds as a very wizardly hobby but I find survivalist stuff interesting and training different skills and improvisation helps me concentrating and not being devoured by my thoughts. I think it's good for wizards

The prepper scene is full of larpers, lunatics, and useless garbage but thankfully there's people who survived through IRL SHTF events and their experiences, giving genuine and useful info for beginners. My recommendation for newbie wizards interested in this area is to read Selco (Bosnian war survivor) and Ferfal (Argentine economic collapse survivor). They're among the most genuine out there and there's lots of common points in their thoughts and advice
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 No.60176

Glad this is in the hobby section as that's really what most "prepping" is. It's fantasizing as some kind of badass warrior in a post-apocalyptic world and consuming thousands of dollars worth of gear to LARP with. It's basically airsoft but with real guns that never get used. However there are some who are genuinely preparing for a collapse in the economy/society. But doing that is much harder than merely buying a bunch of shit.

I think we are guaranteed to see a total collapse within the century if not much sooner. Every sign is pointing to it. The modern industrial civilization is so complex and full of vulnerabilities there's no way it won't implode due to some unforeseen event. The pandemic of late wasn't even that bad, it paled in comparison to the Spanish Flu, yet look at all the instability it caused. A true collapse would be the most ungodly hell that has ever been unleashed on the earth. I sometimes wonder if the people spending all their money on escapism rather than prepping are the wise ones, as the post-collapse world won't be worth living in even if one does survive it.

And frankly as wizards, we are the worst off as being part of a close-knit community is essential. No matter how much you buy, as soon as something runs out or breaks you'll be forced to venture out all by yourself. The only way we'd have a chance is if we started a wiz village built with the main intention of surviving the collapse. But it would probably be doomed to failure as I imagine a bunch of neurotic, depressed, unskilled men would not cooperate well.

 No.60177

>>59240
I think Europe will actually be better off than NA. Europe having so few guns that require strict licensing to get is actually an advantage. It means you won't have to be afraid of getting shot by any person you come across, so there will be a lot more cooperation. It's likely the police/military of the area will take over which may maintain order. If someone does have a gun they'll either get disarmed by the local authority, they'll use it to maintain an authority of their own, or they'll just use it to hunt. So if you manage to get a gun you will have a very unique advantage. If you don't you'll at worst have to listen to the one guy who does have a gun. Would still be better than living in a never-ending warzone.

 No.60283

>>53168
is there any good books that teach actual useful survival information with instructions? All the books ive ever seen advertised are just pamphlets that tell you your basic survival needs without elaborating or are just schitzo posts with nothing valuable. If so could someone post them?

 No.60285

>>60283
I get the feeling you haven't actually read any books on the subject and are just projecting you ignorance in a effort to get people to google shit you won't read for you.

Why this thread brings out the trolls is beyond me.

 No.60287

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>>60283
What I used.
https://www.amazon.com/National-Geographic-Complete-Survival-Manual/dp/1426203896

along with a old out of print book on etable plant identification I got at a thrift store that I am not going to bother digging out and posting.

Though there are thousands of other books that are good. To the point that I seriously doubt you researched anything at all.



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 No.43307[Reply]

For discussing software and hardware minimalism.

>What is computing minimalism?

http://www.linfo.org/unix_philosophy.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_philosophy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimalism_(computing)

>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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 No.58312

>>43307
OS: emacs
wm: EXWM
web browser: eww
file manager: dired
video/music player: N/A
image viewer: image-mode
text editor: evil
shell: eshell
terminal: ansi-term

 No.58336

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>>58312
>video/music player: N/A
(defun mpv ()
  (interactive)
  (cl-flet ((play (this)
              (message (format "mpv %s" this))
              (start-process-shell-command "mpv" nil (format "mpv %s" this))))
    (let ((url (thing-at-point 'url))
          (file (thing-at-point 'filename)))
      (cond (url (play url))
            ((file-exists-p file) (play file))))))

 No.58337

I used this web browser called luakit several years back. It was pretty slick

 No.60240

Fedora Workstation user here, does anyone know a dnf command to remove packages that aren't dependencies of protected packages? My goal is to get to the bare minimum for the Distribution's standards and leave only the essentials for it to work, everything else will be flatpaks.
Currently I have tried this:
sudo dnf remove $(dnf list --installed | sed 1d | cut -d'.' -f1
but dnf complains about dnf, gnome-shell, grub2-efi-ia32, grub2-efi-x64, grub2-pc, grub2-tools-minimal, kernel-core, shim-ia32, shim-x64, sudo, systemd, systemd-udev which are protected packages, being removed, I don't want to have them (and its dependencies) removed.

Did any wizard ever bother writing a spell for this kind of situation?

 No.60245

>>58336
i want a gnu gf



 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.60183

>>60180
Well, it's assumed that Gauss already knew about it since when Bolyai developed it and his father, Gauss's friend, sent a letter to Gauss to explain about his son's discovery and Gauss reply was not kind:
"To praise it would amount to praising myself. For the entire content of the work…coincides almost exactly with my own meditations which have occupied my mind for the past thirty or thirty-five years."
And that he already knew about it. Gauss was an arrogant person, btw, he didn't even wanted any of his sons to do mathematics because he knew they would never be better than him. Anyway, Lobachevsky is another person who developed non-euclidian geometry(around the same time as Bolyai) and it's believed that Gauss after learning Russian(at an old age), decided to read Lobachevsky's works which he became interested(it's said that he learned Russian to be able to read this very work, but I have read a russian paper that disagree with that and has valid arguments using Gauss's letters and journal).
Now, the interesting part is that by the time they accepted non-Euclidian Geometry, they realized that they have been using non-Euclidian Geometry for a long time in astronomy: Spherical Geometry. Which is why for hyperbolic Geometry we know who developed it: Bolyai and Lobachevsky; for Spherical Geometry, you are not going to find "the man who started it" since it has been developed since Ancient Greek, they just never realized it was non-Euclidean Geometry.

 No.60237

>>60183
ig it's complicated like everything in life
btw are you this guy >>51927?

 No.60238

>>60237
Nope, this >>60183 was my first post in this thread.

 No.60239

>>51927
>The need for calculus arose mainly because physicists wanted to explore the notion of instantaneous rates of change
Not really. Calculus was already studied way before this, the concept of the area under a graph and the tangent to a point in a graph were both studied for many years. It just so happens that it could also be studied for instantaneous rates of change because it turned out that "finding the tangent to a point" and "the average velocity at a time t as t goes to zero" are the same thing.
>Likewise Hilbert spaces (generalizations for euclidean spaces) were developed so that QM could work.
Hilbert Spaces existed way before QM, it makes no sense that "it was developed so that it would work for a field was not even born yet".

It's not that the universe is based from mathematics, it's that using mathematics is the best way to calculate our observations of the world. Many fields of mathematics were(and are) developed without any relation to the real world, until someone almost 2 centuries later found out he could use groups in QM too, for example.

>there isn't much of a point to theorems that aren't useful

This is flawed since you never know when something is useful. Maybe we shouldn't have studied non-Euclidean Geometry since Euclidean Geometry worked quite well and there was no use for non-Euclidean for a long time.

 No.60263

>>60239
I'm not an historian of mathematics, but I think your statement:
>Calculus was already studied way before this
only applies to integral calculus. As you pointed out, integral calculus (in a primitive form known as "the method of exhaustion") was already been studied by Eudoxus and Archimedes in ancient Greece, way before Newton and Leibniz. But before Newton and Leibniz, the problem of tangents was approached through very different and ad-hoc methods that have very little to do with our present-day notion of derivative. The idea of a difference quotient really is based on the definition of average velocity (the difference in the dependent variable represents distance, and it is divided by the difference in the independent variable that represents time) and as one takes the limit one obtains instantaneous velocity. It's really hard to deny that calculus was influenced by the study of the physical world. It is no coincidence that Newton worked both on calculus and physics.


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 No.53574[Reply]

What are some hobbies that don't involve consuming anything? You purchase a 1 time item and very rarely if ever have to replace it. Learning yo-yo tricks would be a consumptionless hobby in this case. There are obviously thinks like whistling or playing the spoons too. The idea is it has to make as little foot print as possible while being something you can develop and grow at. Drawing wouldn't count because you need paper.
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 No.60165

>>57833
If everyone is interested in this kind and loves geometry, I'd recommend this book: http://libgen.rs/book/index.php?md5=0E078DFAC46BD4C1C08D029477C61F96
It's pretty much doing geometry by folding papers.

 No.60166

>>60165
I mean anyone, not everyone.

 No.60167

Music.
you dont have to pay for spotify although a lot of music is only on spotify but even more isn't.
Go on last fm and play through every artist with a tag you like from back to front.

You can talk to others at the start to learn the must know classics and lesser known classics and then you are on your own searching endlessly for new songs.

 No.60175

>>53574
I was going to say walking but even then you'll probably end up buying some nice walking shoes or gear, then one of those hiking sticks and backpacks so you can take snacks for longer trips.

 No.60230

>>53620
>>55511
>>55750
>>57010
>>57487
Starting walking, then run.



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