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I don't know if this thread fits here, but I want to post a lot of things I've been thinking about just generally in Physics/Chemistry/"hard sciences" and have been confused by.

I'm trying to understand entropy. When I left uni, I left with the thought, "IT'S A MEASUREMENT OF DISORDER"/"Proportional to the log of the number of admissable states of a system." But now I've done back to this to actually _think_ about what it means, and I realize I do not understand it.

Let me start off with a really basic question: what's up with the units? How is "Joules per Kelvin" a "measure of disorder?" With those units, I'd expect entropy to be related to "How good an insulator" a material is than anything to do with "disorder."

O.K. so this is difficult to explain in general what the hell is going on with my brain here, but whenever I try to understand something about chlorination, it causes me grief and confusion about why that DOESN'T happen with saltwater. I'll give a few examples:
- Chlorine dissolved in distilled water will become ionic in water, but because it's volatile and reforms into a gas, it eventually comes out of the solution, right? (*) Well then, how come that doesn't happen with saltwater? The chlorine ions would eventually vaporize out of solution leaving the saltwater at least slightly alkaline?
- Chlorine kills organic matter by attacking it, right? How come the organic matter it's destabilizing doesn't create ionic salts that would make the water solution an undrinkable mess?
Etc.. Basically, every question/way I can think of for how water chlorination works gives me a question about how saltwater is stable.
(*) Spare the technically correct "Oh but it does [in ridiculously small quantities]" answer. I hope you understand what I'm getting at here.


Entropy is used in a lot of different ways by a lot of different physics. For most purposes it is a measurement of potential energy, as things give off energy as the grow more "disordered" and so it is used to calculate how much energy can be gotten out of a system.

Salt when dissolved releases one sodium and one chlorine. The compounds used in chlorinating pools and such is sodium hypochlorite (Na(ClO), this chlorine has an oxygen attached, and wants to get rid of it. So once the ionic bond is broken, it will oxidize organic matter which kills it.

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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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Do you mean expand?
You've triggered them.


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.


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


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started some plants for a patch in the backyard and some pots on the porch. mostly okra, tomatoes, lettuce, broccoli


Just watched a Shawn Keller interview last night, and I have to say, he's quite possibly one of the most wizardly animators alive today.
>60+ year old virgin
>A man that has no need for *o*en, only making cartoons
>He can pump out a completed professional 11 minute cartoon in under a month, something an entire studio takes 10 months to make
>Dude's been around the oldschool comic fetish/furfag communities before even usenet existed, got fucked over by furries he was kind enough to help out, but still forgives them, like a wizardly furry Jesus
The interview's still up on YouTube, and they're going to be doing another one today at 3:25pm EST. It'll be streamed here cytu(dot)be(slash)r(slash)mlp-con2
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I like old school, but something about taking Disney style 1 for 1 just kinda irks me. Also he draws dudes and I just don’t go that way.


>something about taking Disney style 1 for 1 just kinda irks me
That's the charm in my opinion. It's a good reminder that at least half of the animators working on Disney films were drawing furry smut on the downlow in their spare time.


God what I would give for some official Maid Marian porn.


This guy was a professional Disney animator but i'm wondering where you're getting this 60+ year old virgin stuff from? yes i know this post was made a year ago.


It's baseless projection.

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Has anyone here read Joris Karl Huysmans? I've read the novels Against the Grain (À rebours), La Bas (Down There), En Route, En Rade and others. Huysmans is part of a movement in literature known as Decadence/Symbolism. The main character in the novel Against the Grain, Des Esseintes is a world-weary asthete disillusioned with bourgeois society and has a deep appreciation for all art specifically for example the Roman novels Satyricon by Petronius, and the poem Mosella by Ausonius in literature and the paintings of Gustave Moreau and Odilon Redon. My favorite thing about Huysmans is his diction. Its very flowery/purple prose and highly descriptive.


Houellebecq uses Huysmans in Submission. Is he an anti-houellebecq? I ask since his transition toward a more positive worldview was rejected by the MC in Submission. This isn't directly related to Huysmans, but I thought I'd contribute some thought. I might read him (looking for a new book) now that I've seen someone discuss him. This is the first time I've seen him brought up on the internet in ages.

When you describe his prose as flowery, how flowery do you mean? Nabokov tier, or a different vein of purple prose?


Huysmans turned to Christianity to cope while Houellebecq remains firmly against monotheism so yeah, opposing views


Post documentaries here


old thread is past bump limit and is the very last thread on /hob/ right now so it should be gone once this thread is made


Chimps doing warfare with other chimps.
Kinda kino documentary.


I'd like some unnarrated documentaries, if there are any. Only one I ever saw was Microcosmos and that's easily my favorite documentary period.


Dark Days, Titicut Follies.

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Recently I've been getting into photography. I've found that after doing so, I perceive moments in different ways. Things simultaneously seem more transient, yet more permanent. It's a sensation that's difficult to describe, except to say that I am more 'aware' of the moments around me. For obvious reasons I have avoided urban areas, but in terms of landscapes and natural shots, it is quite peaceful.

Any photography hobbyists here?
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Cans are dope as fuck. I need a can zone at my house


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There is a wagie in each of these windows.


some really wonderful stuff in this thread


Agreed, I never thought of photography as something I could get into, I'm more of a videographer but this thread makes me want to take photos

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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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>Totally off topic rant based on a single trigger word being used


He's right. Who defines the term "credible" ?? It's ZOG all the way down


It was a pretty legitimate reply to the previous post.


It's a red haring that aims to get as far off topic as humanly possible.
No it's not valid.


If the topic is "credibility", defining and understanding what is accepted as credible, or the criteria upon which a source may be found to be credible, is the first step into the discussion.

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Any wizards into Canoeing? Just bought myself a Peterborough Wooden Handcrafted canoe and about to test this out on a ride. I've had a straw one before this to see if I'll like the hobby or not, and I ended up having lots of fun with it.


Don’t have a canoe, but I kayak sometimes. There’s a waterway very close to me so I can just walk over with the kayak and get going.


my dad tried to get me to kayak my entire life, I've done it quite a few times, way too much work for someone that sits on their pc 24/7


used to go kayaking with my dad when i was younger

there were snakes in the water though all the time…


My brother and I always used to so kayaking adventures. We would usually find a route and park one car at each end. Keep an eye out for rope swings, they are always at a good spot to land and chill for a little

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All you need to begin drawing is a pencil and some paper

Feel free to post any drawings of yours in this thread. Illustration, doodle, traditional, digital - anything goes. Discussion on skillbuilding techniques and fair critique of other wizards' work is welcome.

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>>61407 and >>60989 here, I never "mentally vizualize" what I want to draw. The thinking is done on the canvas.


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I really need to manage time better. Only 30% of the used time was actually doing something…
as requested, a simple copy - take your pick. I was selective about those outlines. I COULD make all of them but do keep in mind that my hands are not steady.


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Thanks Wiz! This is a great job, I like the outlines as I think their selective use really helps draw the eyes to the details.


Use references.
Unless you are trying to be a cartoonist, damn near every other visual artists uses references for stuff they haven't drawn a thousand times before.


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Tell me more about the need for references when your behind bars and cant acquire any..

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New thread.
Discuss all weapons.
Keep your bad temper and normie posturing to yourself, please. This is not the martial arts thread.

Armor discussion welcome.

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
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how bad is the accuracy though if you can hit cans and bottles? I didn't know the mac 11 is back


Yeah it looks good for Cerakote or parkerizing. Maybe he assumes it should be blued and therefor lustrous to some degree.


I'm thinking of getting my 1st rifle, but I'm not sure if I should get a Ruger American Rifle or a Ruger 10/22 semiauto

I'm leaning towards the bolt action, as the less complex parts that can go wrong, the better. Easy to clean etc. It is a bit slow and annoying to have to pull the bolt back each time. But as a noob, I need to be concentrating on each individual shot anyway. The only downside is a bigger recoil mulekick, but it shouldn't be too bad with smaller caliber.

A good thing about the semiauto is that as I get more advanced, it would be cool to fire quickly. And the Ruger 10/22 is a real beginner's gun that even kids can handle. So maybe I'm overthinking how complex a semiauto is.

I'm just planning on practicing at the range for now


The Ruger 10/22 has a huge cult following and tons of aftermarket parts that completely change how the gun handles. It's reliable and Ruger has a good warranty and service reputation. .22LR is the cheapest caliber and the 10/22 is capable of shooting even the budget Freedom Bucket stuff, as well as subsonic rounds if you want to play around with suppressors. You can very much learn all the fundamentals of firearm handling, care, and sighting with it. Dumping a 100rd drum of 22 down range as fast as possible is really fun.

>the less complex parts that can go wrong

The 10/22 uses a direct blowback system, so there's no real barrel locking mechanism to speak of. A modern bolt action would typically have more moving parts than a semiauto .22. A large calibre rifle demands optics rated for such powerful impulses, so you'll have to put good money in to an optic, whereas the cheap red dots and feature-rich scopes found on Amazon under various brand names are rated well for even the stronger .22WMR


I second this.
10/22 is a great gun/platform that I highly recommend.
You can learn a bunch without spending a lot and once you got everything down it's just a super fun gun that's good enough to be used as a intro to other shooting sports.

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