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What are you watching/reading currently? I just started Babylon 5 and I'm enjoying it quite a bit.
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Princess kenny



Heinlein's setting indeed isn't a perfect equivalent of any political system seen as of now. Nonetheless, the book has similarities to Roman republicanism in the sense that military service is a duty of citizens (even if, in this case, citizenship is voluntarily applied for and so are the duties, which only makes the overall process less coercive) while social standing and political success is largely linked to performance in warfare. Originally, the various centuries that composed Roman class society in the Republic were divided on the basis of how many resources they could devote to warfare, with the lowest century being reserved for the proletarii, or those unable to pay for their own equipment. In a similar light, officeholders were expected to have accrued military victories (gloria) so as to make a winning bid for most positions. It is correct that Roman leadership positions lacked many prerogatives in the city of Rome (civilian life), most notably the capacity to indiscriminately command and issue death sentences, but that feature is also present in Starship Troopers. The armed forces are ruled by a code much stricter and with fewer guarantees than that which applies to civilians, further reflecting the separation between civil and military life.

On the other side, and in sharp contrast with fascism, the federation described in Starship Troopers operates a small government domestically—it is indicated that taxes are lower than in any other period of recent history—and maintains a clear-cut division between military and civil life. The latter is relevant since civil organizations do not seek to replicate their military counterparts unlike is the case in fascist régimes. Similarly to the Romans, the government maintains a military not because of a romantic exaltation of violence, but in response to factual threats to Earth that warrant a prepared military. The book even notes that the Mobile Infantry is the smallest army in proportion to the population it defends in human history and that unfit recruits are routinely discouraged from entering military service without a clear vocation in an attempt to earn their citizenship fast. Additionally, the federation lacks any staples of fascism such as cross-class state corporatism, a desire to eliminate or overhaul organized religion and functionally replace it with vitalism, or the presence of a Post too long. Click here to view the full text.


THE EXPANSE is gritty sci-fi.


i like this makes you seem smart


Ah, to be a sw geek in 2023. By now the truth about star wars has become inescapable. The whole thing is nothing but 3 dated ok movies and a whole lot of garbage.

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Anyone use one of these? Are the newer, bigger ones worth it if I have an old Kindle with a keyboard? Mostly want bigger size.
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>go tired of windows shopping

Well, I posted in the thread already but what I'd like to ask is:

I'm sick of lurking around wondering, is there a device with e-ink that is not android that has no restrictions and can read cbz (and has text to audio synthesis) of which is the size of a typical manga and costs a bit under or around 100 usd?

They have weird offbrand Chinese ones that show up then immediately get bought, then show up on another seller, unless on ali, so with how much of an unfortunate bum I am I figured I'd just go ahead and ask someone.

About hacking, I figure would hacking brick it? Won't android's, though recommended, try to control you and also have planned obsolescence in their software design, even hardware design?

I've already used calibre to make all books txt so I can read them on any shabby device and even have my pocketgo v1 reading to me (that's a gp2x sort of thing, for emulation of old consoles really but it has text reading capability and text to audio) randomly (sounds bad really but it's a cool device to me anyway and it can show the text of course though it's a bit small for even normal reading I'd figure) but honestly manga I've never had a convenient small device for as tablets look bad when cheap on their sides in portrait mode.

Well, my overall point is that I know nothing about the weird offbrand ones if they often have no actual title but have a familiar hardware design. Do they have stores? They claim to have real e-ink and can read cbz, some claim it, but I just don't know.

The two types I keep staring at are this one and preferably this one as they come up a lot and that second ones seems to claim cbz and the other generally does not claim to be able to do it. I take it they are both bad but still. I assume they are both terrible in some way? These two designs that have no specific title nor name?

Also I don't like the idea of a touch screen.

I'm thinking that the pocketbook might be my best option and lurked enough to see someone claim most can do cbz? I'm reading and pondering ereaders_101, the wiki link, right now. It mentions not cbz in it though is nice to see.
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>this one
>preferably this one
For got to link the sites, but it's whatever, one was >>59237 that image of which claims cbz. I wonder how bad they are?


I'm surprised the PineNote hasn't been brought up yet.



Pretension costs real money, I have a 2$ kindle (idk thrift store prices, even came with a case) and I still read far more books on my phone.
> But ereaders are even better than books.
How do you read like this? For me the serendipity of a bookshelf is something I need for most of kill-time reading.


Use one that reads pdf or txt and can be read offline.

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I'm currently writing a story, which I plan on turning into a visual novel/game later on. I intend to make all the music and do all the voice acting for both male and female characters. I've been engaging in some vocal training to increase the range of my voice, but obviously I gotta be consistent before I see any results since I started recently. I don't even a schedule yet, but that's not gonna be an issue for very long.

Do you have any dreams of singing or voice acting, anon? What are your thoughts on transforming your voice into an instrument? It's crazy what the human body can achieve with enough training.


Oh shit. Can someone move this thread? I think it's in the wrong board.

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Post things you've learnt recently!

I just learned China throws people in jail for drawing 3D hentai and forces them to confess an apology.



This isn't a really a hobby and there are already threads on other boards for random factoids.


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Apparently the Great Flood occurred after the construction of the Great Pyramids of Egypt.

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here we mention and recommend the foss applications that we use in our android devices

My apps:

Aurora Store
APK Extractor
Ungoogled Chromium
Discreet Launcher
Simple Gallery Pro
Material Files
Download Navi
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Blockinger is a Tetris clone and Anuto TD is a fun tower defense game


Simple Tools
Kiwi Browser (developer tools and uBlock Origin)
Pano Scrobbler
Pixel Dungeon
KDE Connect
Binary Eye
Key Mapper
Trail Sense

I am pretty sure these are all open source but I didnt double check any of them.


forgot osmand and vlc but kde connect is cross platform i use it to connect to windows machines as well


kde connect looks very interesting


It has some killer features. I like to use my phone as a track pad when I'm just reading so I can step a few feet away from the computer for my eyes

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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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If you do end up working stone I highly recommend taking ventilation and breathing protection seriously.
The dust from that stuff fucks your lungs. It really doesn't take a lot to cause issues.


Would a mask be enough?


Depends on the mask and the general setup.

Like if you are cutting/grinding stuff wet then there would be very little dust. It which case a mask might not even be needed.

But if you were powdering silica in a hermetically sealed room with not even the faintest of air flow, while wearing a ski mask, bro you gonna die.


depends heavily on the particle size

if you are chiseling and carving stone by hand outside you dont need anything crazy

if you are sawing, grinding, cutting, etc and producing dust, then you need an air filter and dust collection and a mask tbh

for wood if you work by hand, you can cut, saw, drill, chisel, etc and you dont need a mask. the moment you use powered tools though you need dust collection and air filtering and sometimes a mask

i built a shelf outside today and the dust was so bad i had to walk away after every cut and wait for it to settle. this was with a breeze too


everytime you dont consume, you're not consuming idiot

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Hello, /hob/. I like military. I also like air defence. Specifically, MANPADS. Today I will tell you about a russian MANPADS 9K38 "Igla", also known as SA-18 "Grouse" by NATO classification. I will teach you the basics of its construction, working principles, how to operate it and how to not die immediately after firing it at an incoming SU-24. Stay tuned, wizards.
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Ukrainian army was/is mostly equipped with soviet/russian stuff overall.


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A Luftfaust anti-air "firestorm" launcher and ammo ca be manufactured with a basic 3D printer, some common tools, off-the-shelf chemicals, standard hardware store fittings, and a carbon fiber winding jig (cheap).


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Best way to shoot down a plane is another plane. Otherwise use AAA or SAM; beware SEAD/DEAD planes though.


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F-2 is the best version of the F-16


those ear tufts are perfect

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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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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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