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What are the most autistic hobbies? The most hardcore and obscure interests that a normalfag can never hope to penetrate? I don't mean retarded lolcow shit, but things that require study or have a technical bent. Pic related kind of, that's the sort of stuff I'm getting at.
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I've gotten into making slide rules recently. Attached is an example of what I last made. I use a printer and then laminate the pieces together to make the physical slide, and finally usually just use a piece of string for the guide.

The actual marks I create a giant array of where all the tick marks have to be, and then put this array in Python to do all the more picky, manual stuff like denoting exactly where the labels should be and offsetting the tick marks off of each other based on the arrays for each line. There's a surprising amount of minute detail that you have to pay attention to in order to get as much as possible to fit together.

I'd like to do something like this to make a combined astrolabe/planisphere, only make it look proper "magical" by including all the astrological stuff on it as well. Maybe have it look like some weird divining tool somehow.


you need to make images with extremely higher resolutions. printers have a really high dpi. otherwise you have weird cases where the distances between ticks isnt uniformly increasing


I once made an astrolabe. All I did was to take a template I found on the internet, and as precisely as I could I copied them into a vector image using inkscape. Then I lasercut it into pieces of mdf board and put them together. The laser cutter also engraved the lines for the altitude and stuff. The characters (numbers and names for stars in some cases) weren't printed because the svg file stored them as glyphs instead of paths.

Ever since I've wanted to o it properly. The altitude plates are made with mathematics, and now that I've been learning postscript I may perhaps be able to do it, but it's not one of my current goals. I have also learned some about fonts and unicode and all that, perhaps I could include some zodiac signs in the ecliptic (those old alchemical signs).

Anyway, fun fun fun. Good luck with that.


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kanji calligraphy as one anon pointed out
rewriting book pages in notebooks (some measure the page gabarites, font size etc.)
redrawing hand-drawn advertisement papers
collecting miniature car models was a thing too
collecting leaves
learning forgotten/extremely hard/extincting/ancient languages


Retro computing is a bit of a normalfag hobby, but the thing that most normies don't want to do is actually PROGRAM for retro computers. I'd really recommend learning ASM with something like Chibiakumas.

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>was never the guy
>never drew a dime
>over pushed and has over stayed his welcome
>most hated wrestler of all time
>worst babyface of all time
>worst face of the company
>worst promo skills ever displayed
>was carried by Seth & Dean
>has been fed legit stars like Cena, HHH, Taker, ect. and he still can't get over
>has buried many up and coming talents
>terrible wrestling skills, matches are sleep inducing and predictable
>Brock's personal jobber
>"Sufferin' Succotash"
>his bitch catchphrase is cringe
>only being pushed because of his skin color
>only reason he's employed is because of Dwayne
>even Dwayne couldn't get this loser over
>mark for himself
>his "fans" are either ironic contrarion neckbeards or retarded casuals, soccer moms, or fifth world Pakis.
>he lazily kept his SHIELD theme and look, proving he's stuck in the past
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NXT India about to launch in 2021. RAW, SmackDown, NXT, NXT UK, 205 Live, Main Event, This Week in WWE, The Bump, NXT India, Raw Talk, Talking Smack. Just weekly series from one company. And then there's rumors about NXT Asia (China, Japan, Singapore).


NXT is fucking lame, nothing but vanilla midgets, ugly succubi and Triple H and his buddies running the show into the ground.


I love listening to Cornette bury AEW


I honestly dont know how you guys can still watch this. It hasnt been interesting in years .


WrestleMania week was awesome. Watched:
Mn: RAW (2h 3m), RAW Talk (32m)
Tu: Hall of Fame 2020 (1h 32m), Hall of Fame 2021 (1h 29m)
Wd: NXT TakeOver Stand & Deliver Night 1 Pre-Show (1h), NXT TakeOver Stand & Deliver Night 1 (2h 5m)
Th: NXT TakeOver Stand & Deliver Night 2 Pre-Show (1h), NXT TakeOver Stand & Deliver Night 2 (2h 41m)
Fr: SmackDown (1h 25m), 205 Live (52m)
Sat: Talking Smack (30m), WrestleMania Night 1 Kickoff (1h), WrestleMania Night 1 (3h 38m)
Su: WrestleMania Night 2 Kickoff (1h), WrestleMania Night 2 (3h 18m)
Mn: RAW (2h 4m), RAW Talk (31m)

By my calculations that's 26h 40m or 3h 20m per day. I didn't watch NXT UK, won't watch weekly NXT on Tuesday or other promotions.

I listened to one 1-hour podcast by Meltzer and Alvarez though I skipped AEW discussion so it was about 40 minutes instead. Cornette released a 3-hour Experience podcast a few days ago so I'll listen that, maybe Drive-Thru podcast will arrive in the meantime. Something to listen to while checcin about 5100 screenshots. WWE SuperCard unveiled new highest tier specifically for the event (WrestleMania '37). Everybody got one card for free.

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Post your desktop
I want to see what wizards desktops look like and what they use as a daily driver.

I use Debian GNU/Linux with a full suckless setup
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what do you do with 16gigs of memory on that thing


>>monitor 2: hackeresque terminal for taking screenshots quickly

the PrintScreen key dude! JFC…

I see the wisdom in your approach wiz and am slowly starting to use mine in a similar way


Basically looking for memes all day


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new pasocon


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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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gg bro i enjoyed the match thanks. I've been playing chess for like 4 years self taught via puzzles and books tbh.
if you're into the game there are some amazing chess books around "champion psychology -igor smirnov" is my favorite!
cheers wizbro


Yeah gg. I think I'm not ready for rapid 10 minute games yet since I end up rushing and making poor moves. My brain can't work fast enough to strategize and outpace the clock.


Any good way to learn chess rules online?


now that chess has become a normie hobby, I'm dropping it
search for "chess rules"


>now that chess has become a normie hobby, I'm dropping it
lol wtf.
Can't play against nameless people who might have different worldview than yours?
Don' want the witches to think you're some normalfag when she sees you playing it?
You were only enjoying it because it made you appear unique?
A rise in popularity among any demographic won't change the game at all. It's not like the creators of chess are going to rise from the dead and tack on POZ'd politics and loot crates to the game. Rejoice that you'll have more people to play against, especially those who may be new and bring some out-of-the box tactics to the playing field. As long as you keep track of your ELO score somehow you won't be sludging through scrubs.

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Been wageslaving for a year and I managed to build my first half decent PC with some of the money I saved up. Any other anons enjoy this?

I used:
Ryzen 5 2600, ASUS ROG x470 mini itx, 16gb of RAM, and an rx590. Hopefully should last me 4 or 5 years since I plan to go NEET for awhile again soon.
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Is it true all the GPUs have been bought up by bitcoin?


i recently did a build for a media server; torrenting, movie/tv watching, and emulation (dolphin emulator and lower level stuff). was planning to buy a low level gpu but the prices were hugely marked up everywhere so i bought a ryzen 5 apu with vega 11 graphics instead.

yeah, asshole bitcoin miner faggots are driving up gpu prices a lot. fuck all of them


I still use GTX 660 from like 8 years ago.


Benchmarks probably, since they take into consideration each of those factors. There are different benchmarks that depend more on certain elements, like number of cores or clock speed, so you have to choose the benchmark that fit the use case. For videogames they often just play the game as normal and determine the fps difference(keeping other variables like the gpu static).


It is more of a supply side issue with components and base materials but the miners aren't helping matters at all.
So they are a factor but they are overblown as the main cause.

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I keep eating ready meals which are starting to taste stale and I can't imagine the lack of nutrients and fresh ingredients being beneficial for my health. Also it's expensive.

People will tell you that cooking is easy but I have so little energy that I can't even get myself to follow those cooking recipes that require many steps and different ingredients.

I tried just eating frozen vegetables with salt and butter but they taste bland like that. Tried to improve it with some premade sauces but they all taste terrible.

So anyone got some REALLY easy to make meals?
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3 levels of grilled cheese, in order of how difficult it is to eat. Seriously, making your food look like Escheresque nightmares isn't gourmet.


Been living on boiled eggs and milk for the past month and a half. I go shopping once a week and preparation doesn't get easier.


lately I just stuff my mouth with white bread followed by a swig of water to soften it to mush, then swallow it, barely any chewing involved

I stopped enjoying food years ago, it's just a chore now to get through as fast as possible


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Salads, cooked vegetables and fruit are most needed stuff in a healthy diet.

Cooking is overrated.


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The last movie thread has reached the bump limit. Previous thread: >>51494
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>bitch denies she did it
>dude with huge sway makes movie about it anyway presenting it as fact
Lmao let’s see how they like it.



are you making a joke or do you actually believe that this movie portrays "capitalism"?


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How to train your dragon

Well animated movie, with an excellent story that has relatable and believable characters that you care about, cool quirky dragons, amazing action scenes, and thrilling music. The theme of strained father and son relationship because of the wimpy son who failed to meet the expectations of his manly alpha father, the leader of his viking tribe, and the ostracism brought on by this wasn't my cup of tea, but it was well done and you could feel for the kid.

It also has this cutie who is the male protagonist's love interest that I fell in love with.


lol what fucking movie is this



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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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i dont think so. it is all done by your browser. they shouldnt know what website its viewed on. wizchan is a static site too. they would know your ip though since thats literally how you view anything on the internet, otherwise how would they send shit back to you


What I mean is: they can know that someone (my IP) is loading a wizchan page because of the specific combination of thumbnails my IP is requesting. Which combinations of youtube videos are shown on the pages here is publicly available knowledge; there is no reason to believe google doesn't have it.
By knowing which pages I load when and applying their knowledge on my writing style and all, they should even be able to make reasonable to very good assumptions on what I am writing here in addition to knowing what I read.


You can use uMatrix to block such requests, and unblock them whenever you feel like with relative ease.


i dont think they get sent any information about the site you are viewing it on. ill check sometime


They do. Even if you just load the thumbnail it sends the referrer and some cookies with the request.

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Hello Wizzies, what podcasts do you recommend? i enjoy going trekking while listening to some relaxing podcasts to distract me.
I am currently listening to this one about the history of Japan and it's role in WW2
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Do they have a script or something like it or is it off the cuff babbling about a topic they googled or skimmed a book on?

I am burned out on low quality unscripted shows.


It's a single guy, he does have a script but he often talks about random off-topic stuff, but doesn't deviate from the subject that much.


A lot of that is networking where they have access to the people running the networks and search engines so they get promoted up it.

He reads /x/ on 4chan. You can often catch him in a thread and find an episode soon after.


Started checking out this podcast about cybercrime and security called Darkweb Diaries.
Same format as many true crime shows I listen to, only more about hacking, breaches, and fraud then murder.

If you are into true crime and tech related stuff I highly recommend it.



The podcast is called Undesign and it's two middle-aged guys talking about table-top role-playing games. When they talk about specific ones it's usually the various editions of DnD, Shadowrun or BattleTech. Otherwise the topics relate to specific aspects common to games of this type. They apparently have a list of topics from which they select one by dice-roll each episode and then talk about it for 15 to 25 minutes. Sometimes it's just fun to listen to them recalling anecdotes, sometimes it's insightful to hear them analyse specific aspects of games from a player, GM or developer perspective. However, the last episode was published last summer so it has been on hiatus for a while now.
One of the two hosts (which is an unfitting word since there are no guests) is Vincent Venturella, whose name will probably already be familiar to some who might be interested in this from Warhammer Weekly - his his other podcast with more participants which is also currently still active and can be found on YouTube. As the name implies it's about Warhammer - primarily Age of Sigmar - and also episodes can easily be over two hours in length.
I like to listen to both of these during my nightshifts on the weekend because it's more mind candy and pleasant background noise than serious business and hard facts and it doesn't matter too much if I don't pay attention every once in a while.

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How does one meditate? I want to try it, but I’m not quite sure how to go about it. I have tried somewhat before but I didn’t get much out of it.



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