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There couldn't be a more appropriate day to start this thread, seeing as its the anniversary of the 1st ever publication of Superman in Action Comics. The Capeshit that started it all.


Seeing as the comics thread has gone in a more high brow direction, I think there is room enough for a thread specifically devoted to Superheroes. DC and Marvel. And these days comics are just a minor aspect of Superheroes; as there is so much more exposure through the cinematic and animated universes.

We can also discuss more off beat aspects of Superheroes, such as the Real Life Superhero movement.

Comics, films, cartoons, TV shows, toys, action figures, lore, old time radio, costumes. Anything associated with Superheroes at all.
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Thoughts on the Disney Sony split over Spiderman?


I think if Sony didn't make a Spidey movie for X years, Marvel automatically gets it back, so they could have just waited out Sony's shitty movies until Sony gave up, but I don't think Disney has confidence in this superhero bubble lasting forever which is why they initially took that 5% deal. idk 5% seems too low, and 50% too high


while it seems crazy Marvel sold its top characters in perpeuity, otoh they never could have launched and funded Iron Man and the MCU in 2007 without the proof of concept of X-Men and Sony Spiderman


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Fuck modern capeshit, I hate how ugly and bland all the new Marvel movies are. New Spider-Man is an especially bad offender, Raimi's Spider-Man 1 and 2 will always be king.


Looks like they are planning to retcon the The Origin of She-Hulk In The MCU because they want her to be a strong independent succubus with no need of the Hulk in here origin somehow for feminism reasons I guess.
Seems dumb and fans are not happy but whatever.

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For discussing software and hardware minimalism.

>What is computing minimalism?


>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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Not minimal enough, framebuffer and ALSA are part of the kernel that weighs like the entirety of Win3.1


I had that Slacko Puppy build too and it was amazingly quick for real. Unfortunately they stopped development. See what I wrote earlier about C library and TinyCore if you want to see that kind of performance with newer app versions.


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could we keep this alive please? thanks.


Generally this kind of software is much more time efficient because you spend an initial time learning and configuring it. Everything comes second to ease of use in most modern software, but for those who don't mind a bit of a learning curve, using something like Vim or a command line to perform a task often makes it much faster. No normie is ever going to learn to use a tiling window manager even though it's easy as fuck, even though it's saved me countless hours of fucking around with floating windows and having one fucking workspace.


For those with a interest in the darker side of humanity this thread is for you.
Everything true crime (videos, documentaries, books, speculation and discussion, etc.) and real life mystery related is welcome.

One caveat is that paranormal related stuff usually belongs elsewhere such as the Nope thread. Same with fiction and creepypasta stuff, doesn't belong in this thread. It is for things that actually happened in the real world.
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Mass killings are the new in things these days. Maybe there would be less of them if the mass media and the general population didn’t idolize them as they’ve done with serial killers for decades. See the reactions on the internet every time one of these occur. Yes, black and edgy humor is also part of the problem.
Murderers and rapists receive love letters in jail, and now the same thing is happening to mass shooters whether dead or alive, and also terrorists.


Somebody else interested in Adam Lanza? I've been reading about him these days and there's a lot of interesting stuff. There's info about a book he wrote as a homework when he was 12 years old: its full of pretty disturbing violence. For some reason depictions of violence done by children are always weirder and more disturbing than anything written by an adult. Also, he had a strange relation with pedophilia. This is particularly interesting regarding the target he choose. I find his life to be pretty interesting and wizardly.


Old cold cases that were recently solved.


TRULY the Worst Funeral Director of All Time

I found it both interesting and a little funny.

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Do any of you brew kombucha?

For those who don't know, kombucha is a type of fermented tea. It is brewed by placing a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, or SCOBY, in sweet tea. This ferments the tea, turning it into an acidic, slightly alcoholic, lightly effervescent drink. Kombucha is said to be thousands of years old, and hails from East Russia.

I have come to the realization that perhaps the only way that I can exist in this life is to fully dedicate all my efforts to one task. In fact, a post by a fellow wizard enlightened me to this. I lack the focus required for academic pursuits, and the brawn required for athletic ones. Brewing kombucha seems doable for me, as well as wizardly. I don't identify with the hipsters that have recently started brewing and drinking kombucha, but with the wizard alchemist brewing potions in his lair.

I won't discuss potential health benefits, as those appear to be largely subjective. Kombucha is a probiotic like yogurt though, so take that as you will.

I would appreciate any tips from wizards who brew kombucha, and thoughts from those who haven't. I will update you all with my progress here.
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stop making fake homebrew. only make it in Alaska.


too lazy to google I assume that's the sugary part where yeast clings on to? if that's the case then putting a slice of potato might work


No and no.


>kombucha is a type of fermented tea.
so what is it alcoholic?
there's a big kombacha house down the street and I don't see the scum who took over my city making a big ol' tea house unless they're getting drunk off the shit

plus the door has an angrily written "no minors" sign


It's only 1% or so, can't imagine anyone getting drunk from it. I'm >>46512 and stopped making it after the fifth batch or so. Anhedonia kicked in again and I failed to check my jars for several weeks. Just tossed all out in the sink at the end.

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I guess I might as well make a thread about restoring stuff, albeit I'm doing this for a rather self-serving reason.

This one is going to probably be a little different, but I found one of these in my grandmother's house a long time ago. Some of the functions still work, but I can tell that a few of the keys are stuck. I'll be going back there in a few months for a couple weeks, and was thinking about trying to repair it. This is my first time trying anything like this, does anyone have any tips? From what I remember, it just seemed like the thing was gummed up with solidified grease. Nothing seemed to be broken.


this guy does a lot of old restorations for keyboards, calculators, old computers, stuff like that. the parts about keyboard and cleaning the keys and stuff is usually lengthy and informative


Thanks. I did know about that channel (and like it a lot, and it's probably one of my main motivations here). Some of this is relevant (like the individual keys you see in the picture, otherwise it's metal), but I have to skip over the electronics parts because this is a completely mechanical machine.

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General ethnographic talk. I'll start with why this has interested me.

A year or so ago I was looking for obscure nations to play in EUIV, and settled on the Ainu. It was a really interesting game and I ended up getting obsessed with the Ainu for some time. I especially found the whole 'bear cult' aspect really interesting for some reason. Also, the though of having a very rare or almost extinct language is something I find exciting. From then on, I'd play EUIV for some obscure nation, and end up reading a bunch about them.

At this moment in time, I would like to study a culture/ethnic group that has the following traits:
-They're Natives/aboriginals
-Their music is not "ayaya"+drums (I'd prefer throat singers atm)
-Weird religion/mythology. I'd love this thread to be filled with discussion of this. I've been reading about how some eskimo think the northern lights are made of souls and for whatever reason I find that neat.
-They do not have a weird obsession with tattoos.
-They live somewhere snowy/really cold.

If anyone has any thoughts, please share.
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Don't feed him.


why? He isn't acting disrespectful.


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They don't trade with them. Even the tribes bordering the amazon are vulnerable to disease hence why scientists cannot contact them, the only method they have to check up on them is by aeroplane. The ones in the interior haven't been exposed to modern disease at all.

>natives are still influenced by civilization in the form of less land

A native tribe in the middle of the amazon won't know or care about deforestation happening on the borders, it will not affect them at all.


Don't feed him.


I mean the trade networks being disturbed through transformations in the amazon. The trade networks were an essential part of the amazons. Even the tribes in the most remote areas of Amazons have changed their behaviors due to transformation of the amazon native's social structure. For example, those who are not contacted officially by us yet are still forced to make decisions that they wouldn't have if they were free from civilization and make radical change like how some of the uncontacted natives like the Sentinelesse became extremely isolationist after the short "Contact" with the British. The very existence of civilization is enough to transform the native cultures and populations.

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i spend about an hour or 2 a week working on making memes, they're usually shit. anyone else do this stuff? any tips. i don't have any software i just use this pixlr editor website and it gets the job done. some examples of what i've made.
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Could be a banner.


My favorite in the intire thread.


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muh greatest creation


Post good (spoken) books in this thread.

I'll start with the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. Such a good narration.
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I wish more humans would read audiobooks


I find that because of the value I devrive from quality done audiobooks I am tempted to start paying for them.

Any of you guys ever used a payed/premium service or bought individual audiobooks?


they sound bad though. im looking forward to the day my computer can perfectly read to me and i can change the voice to anything i want


Very high quality robot audio will be more like human voice


sure but the voice you can decide, i think that would be nice alternative to human voices. i cant say how many audiobooks files ive deleted simply for the voice sounding weird. some i could modify the pitch into something better but others were hopeless

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Does anyone here program? Not for work purposes, but simply as a hobby. If so, what sort of projects are you working on?


For fuck sake.
The programming thread is still on page 1. A thread died for your retardation.


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Most therapists are delusional normans, too trapped in their own complexes to help us. I google different forms of therapy and try them on myself. Most don't work, but they're fun.

4/5 Dream journal
I've done dream journaling and dream analysis to interpret my unconscious desires and fears.
At lest one dream a week tells me something new about myself. Most dreams are fluff.

Depth Psych
2/5 Build imaginary world where you imagine different parts of your personality as people and debate them. Most of you already do this without realizing it. Sometimes I get useful insight. Most of the time, my personalities tell me to "work harder" or "go to the gym". They're assholes.

MBTI Myers Briggs 2/5
More or less astrology. Take personality test. Get 4 letters. Different tests give different results. I'm INTJ/P. I used to go hiking every 2 or 3 days, after taking the MBTI, I embraced my INT nature and stayed indoors for a week straight.

CBT 1/5
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or McTherapy is the second most popular psych scam after big pharma drugs. Suppress your natural emotions and thoughts with positive thoughts. Leave therapy cured. Wait a month for everything surpressed to explode. Go back to therapy. *rubs hands

Mindfulness CBT 2/5
The Whole Foods version of CBT. Mindfulness makes you calmer. Most of your problems are caused by other people (and systems that have not updated to the current world) so just thinking positive won't change the outside world.

What therapies have you tried?
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therapy is a scam through and through, I've been severely depressed for over a decade, no quack is going to just talk me out of it



I've had some success with it but it's incredibly difficult to apply on yourself because of the massive skill curve. The framework is probably the best I've seen from researching different therapies and modalities. It seems to able to integrate and explain the effectiveness of most therapies and it offers a very good evidence supported theory of change. It's based on the newest research on memory reconsolidation which is the brain's only known process for updating and erasing long-standing memories.

The approach essentially incorporates this process and deliberately aims to update/remote implicit emotional learnings that produce symptoms in the present. Instead of trying to "counter-act" symptoms like most therapies i.e. CBT, it uses experiential techniques to find the coherent reasons for the existence of the symptom, trying to find the hidden purpose of the symptom that makes it such a compelling "solution". It seems that even painful states like depression or low self-esteem have a coherent purpose to them, they are essentially the lesser evil of some dilemma and by reacting in that way, you avoid another much worse dreaded suffering. This kind of learning gets created through experience and torments people by creating symptoms in the present which are consciously experienced as negative but outside of awareness they have a hidden useful purpose that the person can verbalize with some effort and exploration. Once you bring this into awareness and integrate it, you have the power to actually transform it through the process of memory reconsolidation.

If you're interested, read "Unlocking the emotional brain". It covers the neuroscience research and overall approach, but I recommend reading the case examples in order to really understand it. This type of approach has transformed the way I think about my own emotional responses.


Insightful. I downloaded the book you recommended and am reading it right now.


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It sounds to me like you are doubting the legitimacy of Astrology, and I would have to challenge you on that. It was actually my earlier interest in the MBTI which transformed into an interest in the Enneagram of Personality, which then became an interest in Natal Astrology which led to to draw and study my chart.

alot of people these days don't like to beleive anything unless it's being spoon-fed to them by a government-approved egghead in a white-coat. Or an e-celeb. (lol.)
Beyond this I know this Astrology has a bad reputation due to it's association with succubi that use it in that vapid, superficial way that centers around sex, love and relationships and takes only the sign-position of the Sun into account.

If you are willing and cognizant to sift through the cheap fluffy material on the subject, you can learn a lot of cool, inspiring and perhaps valuable information by studying Astrology and your natal chart. In the previous couple years I have spent a considerable amount of time studying my planetary positions and aspects, and have not only seen how my chart accurately explains my personality, but witnessed the effects of planetary transits in the form of major and minor events in my life. I can vouch for it's legitimacy. While the majority of the fun of astrology does come from the navel-gazing and often false sense of inspiration or grandeur, it's not all junk and can be used quite practically from a sober viewpoint if you so wish. It's perhaps the most effective psychological science there is; as above and so below.

Maybe it's just not for everybody. For anyone who is interested I'll post some links off the top of my head to the actually good astrology sites I have come across:

Drawing a Natal Chart

General Information & Aspect/Position Delineation
http://www.rosicrucian.com/ssa/ssaeng01.htm (a good overall introduction)
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