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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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greenhouse test. just to see how long it can extend growing season into winter. i want to see in parricular if it can keep my peppers alive. it sucks when perennial plants die from the cold


my peppers got some sort of pests burrowing through a couple of them. Probably because they're too mild. Apparently it's common to order pepper seeds for one species and receive seeds for a different species. That is what happened to me and I think they are anaheim instead of what I ordered. My cucumbers were similarly productive but succumbed to some sort of disease or virus. Eggplants grew a shit ton of leaves but few fruits and only a few got to eating size. I don't think we have enough light where they were.


Recently I've been doing a lot of clearing. I have been slashing down a bunch of native shrubs and trees that cover up spaces and many other plants that I've planted myself. I usually let them grow, especially ij spring, so that they create some microclimate during the harsh summer. Now that the days are getting shorter and the sun is less bright I can clear up these spaces, and open them up for the plants below. The leaves make for gold mulch and I can use the trunks and branches for firewood. Everythijg used to look so lush, now it looks a little empty in contrast.
I also want to bring in many new plants to fill up some of this space, as it turns there's a lot of it! I plan to bring some small trees and shrubs and hope that within the next 5 years they grow big and themselves cover the ground from the sun, as well as provide a lot of fruit.
I have also been broadcasting a lot of vine seeds, mostly curcubitae, such as pumpkin and luffa, but also others like passionfruit. I want lots of trees with vines hanging from them full of fruit, and pumpkin vines crawling along the ground.


well everything else has died from the cold but my peppers and everything inside the greenhouse are still alive, so i consider this a big success, even if it does eventually get too cold in a few weeks, it definitely extended the growing season and should let me start planting early also.

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I recently picked up this hobby of watching pop education videos on youtube. History, science, technology, futurology, philosophy etc. It really passes the time. And a quick 10 minute tidbit is very relaxing.

I especially find the science, technology, futurology, AI videos very uplifting from the usual pessimism I dwell on.
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1992 reflections on the Cultural Revolution, with a lot of interviews from former participants.

Just a simple search of youtube yields so many shitty advertising vtubers and infographics, it's like no one invests the time anymore in obtaining primary footage.


its crazy nyc is on the same lat as madrid


I love longform videos reviewing video games. watch people review fnaf and fallout for hours



There’s a link in the description to actually download and play the game yourself. It’s really cool

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 No.41994[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Every other board has their own /general/ and it might be better to post about little known hobbies here, rather than have a new thread that gets 2 replies.

How about horseback riding?
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I edit Wikipedia articles.


>he does it for free


I'm too dumb for subtle vandalism.


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Then you must routinely contribute a little to a ruse of your own over time. A little yang in your yin.


This hobby sounds pretty cool. The fact you're able to get people to test and break your game at all is also pretty cool. Glad you've been able to somewhat move on to a more rewarding hobby, though.

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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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it's just a symptom of people having way too much time on their hands and wanting entertainment to multitask with. Almost none of the big podcasts are useful


I enjoy this small podcast, in this one he chats with the writer of a small webcomic called Tree of Life X and its pretty cozy: https://youtu.be/JCpBRWRxwJM?si=x1ujFZAvszFidGdQ


This guy has cool history-related shit.


What guy? Why not even post his name?


You know me so well!

Dude's name is Paul Cooper


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Really just anything military repeated that looks or is interesting. I will start off with a sdkfz 2 that was used for many roles during and post ww2, such as farming,troop movement,wire laying,medical gear,etc
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>itp tanks r ded u guise
Active protection systems are rendering ATGMs ineffective.
A 500,000 dollar upgrade to a 1960s tank makes it virtually invulnerable to handheld AT weapons. And programmable airburst munitions make any fool taking potshots a Deadman.
>but Ukraine.
Russia doesn't have the money to put APS on any of its MBTs and even still, neither side is exactly doing away with tanks.


Violence is not an answer. It is a question. And the answer is YES


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War… what is it good for?
Absolutely nothing…


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Why did the Canadian army choose the Leopard2 tank?


it's green it matches the rest of there army cars

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Bicycles ~ good for getting around short distances easily.
Or when the power goes out..
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I wanted to give a good scrub before posting which I just manage to do, so here it is, in the right light it almost looks good, if it wasn't for the nonsense people print on the frame for some reason.

It's a very heavy bike and it squeaks when you use the breaks, I'm not sure why. But like I said, it works.


based bike rider glad to see it


Why do mountain bicycles cost so much?


>Why do mountain bicycles cost so much?
Are you asking or is that just the title to the video?


He's pretty good on the bicycle

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How about a history thread? Anyone up for a history thread? I feel like a history thread. Any history!

The other day I was thinking about how disappointing it is that California doesn't have a recorded history that goes much further back than, like, 400 years or so. And I started thinking about how cool it'd be if a Mesoamerican civilization like the Mayans, the Aztecs, or the Olmecs had a colony in Southern California that was like over 1,000 years old and had ancient hieroglyphs describing the Mesoamericans' encounters with the native Californian populations. Would've been neat to have an ancient pyramid site somewhere here in Los Angeles that people could visit like the sites they have over in Mexico City.
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Obviously in reference to the era before the one that began when the Romans introduced a new lunisolar calendar or whatever


No, it's Judic rejection of Christ


We're in the 2029th year since his birth.


without roads, wheels aren't terribly useful

you also need an axle, tools to shape all this stuff, further joinery to make something of a cart on top of the wheels

and even after all that brainpower, the wheels cant turn, really it makes sense no one made a wheel for a long time


by the wheels cant turn i mean like the cart cant turn or steer, the wheels are fixed

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Anyone here still read Sexy Losers? Just found out that this is still updating and no longer looks like anime.
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Can't believe? The author's power-fantasy Mary Sue main character is female. No one would have such an obvious self-insert of the opposite sex unless it's what they wanted. That's like being surprised that the author wants to be a cyborg.


Hey now, Tom Siddell has two main female characters in Gunnerkrigg Court one of whom is turning herself into a cyborg and Tom married a succubus!


Yeah, I've been concerned about that. Hopefully it's just coincidental.


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2007 was an interesting year.

(webcomic name: Penny Arcade)


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Wait, Team Fortress 2 had a comic with online updates until 2017? And there was supposed to be more but they stopped for some reason?

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would any wizzies be interested in a sort of hidden cam livestream of a NEET venturing out and forcing himself to interact with neurotypicals? would that be interesting, I have various ideas for things to do but idk if people would find it interesting.
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well im home now, i threw together a shitty trailer/ preview. would u guys like to see


don't bro. keep yourself safe and anonymous.


Yes plz


If you're using words like "neurotypical" you're a normalfag yourself.

Sorry you had to learn this way :/


Correct, using a specific sound or string of characters as a symbol for an abstract concept determines if you're able to integrate into society or not.

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subject says it all. i want to make money doing something i love instead of being a wagecuck (don't we all?), but i have no idea how to monetize my art or my skills. some people might say "don't do it for the money" but i'd really want to get paid to do something actually worthwhile.
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What kind of books do you write for a living and where do you sell them? Any tips for another wiz wanting to do the same?


I have advertised here in the past they are comedy. Tips? Don't spend a lot of money on advertising and embrace a D.I.Y. ethic


My main hobby is collecting old audio gear, sometimes I just flip stuff if I find something easy to fix for cheap. Cassette walkmans are probably the best way to make some profit in this field, you buy bulk lots of broken ones and fix them up. Usually they just require a simple belt replacement and playback speed adjustment. The biggest profit I've made so far is with an old sharp boombox, bought it for 50$, all I needed to do is clean it up nicely and it sold for 200$ on ebay. I could make it a full time thing probably but I'd need to get better at soldering.


Any tips to started on this? Where does one advertising themselves and which communities would be best to sell the "wares"?


Did AI art affect your livelihood? It sure made me disheartened about my studies.

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