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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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There's no conceivable way to make a privacy-respecting cell phone. It's just the nature of the beast.


this isn't evidence that pinephone is compromised


Yeah,I may have inadvertently sprent FUD. I tried to find a source to post and it appears the Linux Sunxi project is concerned with deblobbing the firmwares. Not 100% on that


yeah sad. you could make a dial phone easy enough. the issue even with that however is all signals are tapped and recorded

that is as simple as possible for a phone and even that is impossible in the end


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> Fracking is safe! Why won't you believe us? It will definitely not poison your groundwater! You're just a luddite opposing progress!

'Finally, Some Justice': Fracking Company to Pay Millions for Poisoning Town's Water
"This case proves once and for all that drilling and fracking contaminated our drinking water," said one Dimock, Pennsylvania resident.
November 30, 2022

Environmental justice advocates celebrated Tuesday when a fracking company accepted responsibility for poisoning drinking water supplies in Dimock, Pennsylvania. "Dimock residents have known for 14 years that Cabot Oil & Gas is guilty of contaminating our water."

Nearly 14 years after a well explosion on New Year's Day 2009 revealed to Dimock residents that methane had percolated into their groundwater, Cabot Oil & Gas pleaded no contest to 15 criminal charges, including nine felonies. The notorious driller, now owned by Coterra Energy, was featured in the 2010 HBO documentary Gasland.

In addition to taking full responsibility for destroying the small rural town's drinking water supplies for the first time—following more than a decade of denial and alleged harassment of residents—the Houston-based company agreed to pay $16.3 million to build new public water infrastructure and to cover the costs of delivering clean water to those who have been harmed for the next 75 years.

‘Gasland’ driller will pay millions for new water system in Dimock
Cabot Oil and Gas admits responsibility for contaminating drinking water wells
November 29, 2022

It began with an explosion on New Year’s Day 2009. Soon, residents of the tiny rural community of Dimock discovered dangerous levels of methane gas had seeped into their private water wells.

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I want to learn afrikaans but there's no websites or apps about it, can someone help me learning afrikaans?
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I'm not south african
it's one of my favourite language, that's why I want to learn afrikaans


Just learn Dutch if not south african


it's probably better to learn dutch and then see if there are any resources to learn the quirks of afrikaans on the dutch side of the web



This plus check out refold.la, you can learn any language for free from watching shitloads of youtube.

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Has anyone read 5e's fucking Ravenloft?
Just some of the horrid shit in it:
>Strahd's played off as what amounts to Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Angelus levels of edge, literally feels nothing and seemingly has no interests above the usual, though not for the same Bram Stoker's Dracula tier reasons, Literally just wants Tatanya as if a meaningless trophy on his belt
>These dumb faggots made it so that Strahd wants to turn whatsherface not into a vampire bride, or hell, even a true vampire, BUT VAMPIRE SPAWN (You know, sniveling wall crawling nosebleed assface monster vamps?)
>Tatanya's a nigger
>The reincarnation is a nigger
>Strahd's wives are niggers
>Nigger Mayor of a town surrounding the land
>Evil white "everything is fine man"
>Strahd's a Bisexual sodomite degenerate with two male consorts to boot
>Made Barovians "Diverse"
>Made Strahd's conquering of the land sound tyrannical as fuck and less just
>Made it so that Some have Barovians have souls and some don't because of 5e's ravenloft being in a private demiplane, stopping newborn bodies from getting souls, in a piss-poor attempt to mimick the Old demiplanes of dread thing where some residents are literally just NPCs made by the powers, even though this makes no sense to anyone who's had to deal with Gulthias in 3.5 and Ashradorn in the whole Soul font thing with the ban on unborn souls in lore, so these people should be getting souls, because otherwise the demiplane would have to deny all positive energy for this shit to even remotely work
>All done because they're too lazy to redo the demiplanes of dread just like before,
>Strahd now heals for 20 in his fast heal
>Mongrel Men are the results of Racemixing past the half-race stage suffer for it, check their description and it's fucking played off as a good thing despite them being ugly mutants beyond redemption in their racial descriptions, the self-unawareness is real

This is why warhammer roleplay and castle drachenfels will always be superior
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It did get better, the cat went out of the bag past weekend when he sent a message explaining he's also running a game irl for his real life friends and keeping up with two games a week was too much. Then two players immediately quit the discord server, which was childish but kinda funny.

It was no surprise really, you can hear in a person's voice when one has stopped giving a shit. I understand, it's fine. I'm glad this is finally over, it's a little annoying when you try to psych yourself up for a game and then the whole thing gets cancelled over and over again.

I'm just not sure what I'll be doing as far as gaming goes now. I liked having a game going but just the prospect of lurking on roll20 and having to learn how to interact with a whole new group of people already feels pretty exhausting. Damn it.


i remember doing a virtual dnd session years ago and it was so fucking awkward and painful, everyone was clearly as autistic and socially inept as me and the fact no one had much experience really made it diffuclt. idk how people get back into roleplaying. everyone seems capable of it when they are kids but it's like we just grow out of it, even dogs seem to lose interest in playing and dog toys as they get older

i suspect for most people the solution is to be with your friends in a positive environment, no criticism. basically to place you with people you are comfortable with in an environment where there is no judgement. maybe im just not social enough and so this is why i play videogames instead. but i feel like im missing out of the creativity and imagination possible with tabletop roleplaying. i know single player stuff exists, but a big part of the fun from gaming seems to be the human factor, not knowing what the other player is going to do, anticipating and being surprised by their decisions


it takes time, I would imagine especially for wizards to learn how to drop their guard so to speak. It took me like 6months or so back when I started playing shadowrun. It's a process that you just have to go through if you want to play and enjoy it outside the wargaming elements.

Granted nothing wrong with playing for the wargaming elements. it's part of the fun.

I think though it is much easier to play in text, rather than voice. but text is much slower. so it's a tradeoff.


where do you find friends/people to play with?



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 No.53574[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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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I was thinking about bringing back some sort of artisanal hobby. When I was a young teenager I used to build things with my hands, crappy mechanisms, had a fixation on bows which culminated in surprisingly (for something made by a 14 year old) powerful crossbow (it could've probably pierced a skull)

Maybe I could make plushies and sell them. It would be fun sharing something I make and I haven't built/made anything for so long. A hobby like that could bring in money.

For math that's a little low, but a good idea. Having that knowledge without an outlet for applying it is it's own problem, so I don't recommend this.


I think just doing the problems is enough, are you saying that you struggle with motivation without a means to apply the knowledge? If so, just take it less serious, learning math is fun silly little games for silly little boys


That's a very odd suggestion and wording. Anyways if you don't take math seriously you're not gonna learn it because it's hard. It's kind of like bulking up to become really fit, but then you need to have some kind of weight lifting, mountain climbing, or sport outlet for it, otherwise what's the point?




One can't bulk up without resistance training such as weightlifting so your simile falls short there. besides, a man doesn't need a reason to get fit. A healthy body is a prepared body. A healthy body is the foundation of a happy mind.

>what's the point?

The experience of learning is fun even if the learner has no application for the knowledge. He can still entertain himself by testing and advancing himself.

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Any of you guys wargame? I've tried getting into old school ASL recently and am finding the pure infantry combat of early starter kits pretty underwhelming without the artillery and armor expansions


we make a manga together!
lets go
first of all we need the artfag, so we need someone that can draw like japanese
sexondly we must work on the scenrio then produce it
Lets go!


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mister neetbux and his abyusive indoor yukkuri farm. Lines write themselves and schizoids are RIVITED. Greatest story never told, easy


ok here's the scenario:
unemployed retard with no friends who doesn't go outside ever for any reason, spends all of his time on the computer going to wizchan, crab sites and crab discord servers, and /pol/. There, he pretends to be a wise sage guru who has it all figured out. Even though he's on the computer 16 hours a day, he pretends he is too good for Wal-Mart and makes up stories about hunting and eating raw meat, he's too good for video games, pretends he never masturbated as an adult, gives career advice despite being unemployed, makes up stories about walking and meditating outdoors, pretends to be Christian even though hes too busy shilling online to read the Bible and has never been to church.


don't forget the part where he's actually a mentally ill drug addict who spends most of his time imagining suicide


maybe start smaller?
wizzies could pull off a single page webcomic
stonetoss but wizardly

do we have to pay you for the rights to your autobiography?

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>Tab characters are not allowed in Ren'Py scripts.
>#if c == u'\t':
> #raise ParseError(filename, number, "Tab characters are not allowed in Ren'Py scripts.")
u cant tell me what to do, fartsniffer


how would you go about reversing the reflection from a curved surface? for example a sphere… i think you'd have to raytrace, but in reverse? like project the reflection's pixels values to a curved 3d surface representing the mirror in the image

is there software for this or is it a good opportunity to just make my own tool


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like this for example. if all you had was a 3d model of the blob mirror, and the reflection from its surface


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>Absolute data is specified as the mouse's actual x-coordinate; relative data is specified as the number of mickeys moved. A mickey is the amount that a mouse has to move for it to report that it has moved.

i saw references to 'mickey' and thought wtf is a mickey? then as i typed in "windows mickie mouse api" in google i realized the joke and it made me laugh

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 No.44644[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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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Thought you guys should know this site I've been using, when it comes to finding a lot of these comfy photos that I've posted on this thread.

Link - https://www.flickr.com/


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Does anyone here do deadlifts? I'm thinking about working to get a god-tier deadlift. My first goal is to make it up to 405lbs deadlift and then see how far I can take it from there. Right now I can do 255 for 5x5. Any wizbros here with tips?

Right now I'm 80 lbs overweight and need to stop eating so much food. The problem is I'm addicted to food and since I'm a 28 year old virgin, it's not like I have much else to do so it's gonna be hard to cut back on the food. Does anyone also have tips on how to feel full and not feel the need to eat food?
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>Does anyone here do deadlifts?

I'm doing 315lbsx8reps at 160lbs. Permanently stuck on intermediate. That's lol3plate.


It's easy to screw deadlifts up compared to other lifting techniques


is this true? why is it a common beginner recommendation? as long as you do core activation and don't bend your back, what are the possible dangers? my gym bro mentioned knee hyperflexion but that would be heavier weights than I can pull for sure


I don't recommend deadlifts. They can injure your back long term. I recommend a PPL high volume training program instead. It's better for long term and you still get good muscle growth.


>Don't do proven strength exercise because you could get ouchies
Coward. Learn and let learn. If he wants to do deadlifts, it's probably because he was exposed to all the proven good information about deadlifts and made his decision to do them because what he saw lit a spark within. Let him do them and if it doesn't work out he can come and tell us about it. Shame on the boy who discourages the man from gaining first-hand experience. Also higher resistance > higher volume. You're recommending him a slower process because you yourself are afraid of the path to fast results. Keep your limp-wristery to yourself.

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This year most of my plants (zucchinis, strawberries, cucumbers) got messed up with the heat waves, tomatoes are really the only thing I have left. I don't want summer to end, going back to eating store vegetables and fruit is soul crushing. Not much money so no fancy organic food.

Do you garden? How long? What plants?
How do you deal with having to go back to tasteless store vegetables during winter?
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>t. jimmy carter


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update on the tiger nuts with fork for scale. grew them in a 1ft diameter pot. harvesting was simple, just pull the long grass clumps out and pick the tubers from the roots. didn't see any roots or anything deeper than 4 inches. got a surprising amount considering i only initially seeded like 20 tubers. took about 120 days. i also have already eaten a handful. they become sweeter as they dry out but they are still tasty fresh. cleaning was a pain in the ass, they are dirty as shit, you gotta really scrunch them together in water to knock everything off a bunch of times. i did it until the water became moatly clear. they are hard enough you cannot damage them by hand even if you grab a handful and squeeze them to death which lwts you be aggressive with cleaning

i replanted the grass after i picked off the tubers, curious if they can grow back or form new stuff before winter. maybe what forms i will keep in the soil and let it regrow next year

overall very cool, nothing seemed to bother them as they were growing. watered maybe once a week throughout the hot summer. wonder how much ppl would pay for them at a farmer market, it's something ive never seen here im guessing as a novelty it could be profitable


first frost of the year. RIP all the outdoor plants


>RIP all the outdoor plants
Indeed they shall. Plants sleep gently throughout winter's warmth. Weep not for them for they are at peace with Earth. They will awaken come sunshine's reign to breath the Earth's great air again.

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