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I've made a habit of collecting words. I.e. familiarizing myself with their definitions and basic histories. It seems to be a beneficial practice. Because not only do I use these words to communicate to others, but I use them when communicating with myself in my thoughts.

Over the years I've preferred to use the Oxford online dictionary. But now Oxford has replaced their online dictionary with a nauseatingly pretentious, spyware laden webpage dripping with grandiose self aggrandizing verbiage about how great they are, and how much they want to help you (for a fee this time). The change in their presentation reminds me of Facebook when they rebranded themselves to weta.

I'm having to revert to a paper dictionary now. I don't think dictionary.com has the degree of precision that I appreciated from Oxford. Do any linguists have suggestions for my next primary resource for learning definitions?


Why, Wiktionary, of course. I use it all the time both as a dictionary for the languages I'm learning as well as to track etymologies in my known languages.
You may also like The endless knot ou jewtube.
Can't embed shorts: https://youtube.com/shorts/L3tltCMvj0I?feature=share


shorts are just regular videos presented in a shit interface made to destroy your brain like tiktok:


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power thesaurus:

I also like to look name etymology, so:


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actually etymology part:

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A thread for those who enjoy and wish to discuss animation and animation related stuff from places that aren't Japan.
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Any wizzies tried animating before? I've been messing around, plan on releasing a part everyday. A bit of a delay with part 3 though since the program crashed losing progress.

Let me know what you think….


I used to do stop motion animation when I was a kid, but haven't had the space to build a stage in my adulthood.
Now I am a full time RVer so it's pretty out of the question.

If I was to try and take up animating again I would have to do it digitally.


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Justice league gods and monsters

Was pretty good for a elswere story, even if it felt like they changed things just to change them.
Though it makes me crave the orginals just behaving like themselves.
So might watch another more mainline justice league movie later. There are so many I haven't gotten around to yet so I have a lot to choose from.


Yeah Bruce Timm did too much weird stuff, using the same DCAU designs, when everyone just wanted more DCAU. Now Kevin Conroy is dead.

Also the opening scene was a weird scifi version of rape


amazing digital circus is cool I enjoyed the pilot. I love hand drawn animation too and stop motion

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This thread is for discussing your successes and failures with magic(k) as well as occultism and metaphysics.
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Are you just bumping the thread?


Santeria is very expensive.


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I was wondering whether or not any of you here has ever practiced Santeria. What sorts of rituals or ceremonies or whatever have you had done? What did they entail and how much did they cost you? Who did you go to, and how did you know of them?

So far; I've had the following done:

Rogacion de cabeza (something like $60, $121, or $212). I've had this one done in 2016 and again in 2019.
Lebo and parado (over $750 or $1000). Both in 2019.

Many animals were decapitated. Roosters, goats, rabbits, doves…

I've worked with, like, two, three, maybe four babalawos (Santeria witch doctors). Two of them were close friends of the family for many decades. One died recently and the other is married to one of my aunts.

Was also wondering whether or not anyone here has tried Discordianism, Voodoo, Yoruba, etc. and how they compare to Santeria.


Discordianism is a very long running in-joke within the occult community, mainly related to chaos magick.
It isn't something that is taken seriously, especially by the practitioners.

As for the other stuff, I only speak English and I am not apart of those cultures so it goes into the "not for me" category of stuff.
My knowledge could be bested by a careful reading of a decent encyclopedia. So I have no comment on them.


John the conqueror - root and/or oil anyone? Any experiences with? I Lost my root unfortunstely, but did have some pretty good gambling wins back when i still had It funnily enough…

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Is anyone here in to 3D modelling? Planning to start?

What programs do you use? Are you working on animation, models to publish, or building environments to render pleasantly? If you plan to export to a game engine, check out ( >>>/games/8456 )
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You could make much of it from aluminium beams, the kind that accepts T-nuts. The plank on which the lappytop rests can just be a metal mesh, allowing for better thermals and cable management.


You could make much of it from aluminium beams, the kind that accepts T-nuts. The plank on which the lappytop rests can just be a metal mesh, allowing for better thermals and cable management.


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to make it lighter i will probably just drill holes along the middle of all the studs to reduce the weight. this laptop conveniently has everything for cooling on the back/top, nothing on the sides or below even has vents, so it's not affected at all. also have cablestraps which work pretty good for holding the power cord. the power cord coming from the brick is barely long enough but it works


You still using it?


will destroy your bed though

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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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If gravity is real, why can't it be weighed?


It is measured every time you step on a scale.


so how much does it weigh?


gosh right right


A guy in argentina just invented a car fueled by junk. He even posted a manual.


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After Reading Fingerprints of the Gods and Magicians of the Gods, I wonder if it’s possible the existence of an ancient and lost civilization like those books described. I know a couple of books who give more evidence of that. 2 books written by the Spanish investigator Javier Sierra, called: En busca de la edad de oro and La Ruta Prohibida, if you want to read them. But, the only book I know who gives a serious proof of that is Hamlet’s Mill. That makes me think if the civilization is cyclical and the event that erase a possible civilization could happen again to us. Just think about it.
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>“The Bavarian land will be devastated, and the land of Bohemia (Bohemia is 2/3 of the Czech Republic) will be cleaned out as by a broom. Over all these places and over the Bohemian mountains will come the Reds… not the French, but the Reds.”

>You, my children, won’t experience the largest mischief, you my grandchildren, won’t also experience it, but the third stock, that will easily experience it.”

>“Over night it will take place –in a pub in Zwiesel (a cityin Bavariaknown for its glass) many people will be together, and outside the soldiers will ride over the bridge. The people will run out of the forest.Those who hide themselves at the Fuchsenriegel (a place in Austria) or at the Falkenstein (a stone castle, building with thick walls of stone?) remain spared. Who survives must have an iron heading.”

>“The people become ill, and nobody can help them . . .” “However it will continue, and what follows then, is the end of the world. Sky and earthburn, because it is the time when everything comes to an end. And this time will be, when the wild hunt with fire and sulphur roars over the country.”

>After this, he said,“No humans will know anymore where Zwiesel and where Rabenstein (German towns) havebeen. Of all frights this will be the last. When the people fall off the bank like the flies off the wall, the last time begins. It will be horrible.

>“But when however, someone at the whole Danube stream finds still another cow, then she is worth it to be attached with a silver bell by the owner.”

“After these events it will be a miracle, if one still sees twoor three rulers going together. After these events the clarity will be anew, and those who survived, will face a good time for hope.”

>“Then afterward a good time will come, that which is Loved by Jesus Christ, and holy men will do wonders. Once people have their faith again, a long period of peace will follow. Those who are still alive will be given housing and as much land as they need. And the more hands one has, the more you will count.”

>“Then there will be a shortened summer; winter and summer will n
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I wonder if we really we are in the last times predicted. Almost every prophet of the past centuries warn of a time very similar of we are living it. Even the virgin mary warn us in portugal, bosnia and in japan


I definitely believe in them. It's my goal that one day I'll meet them.


As somebody who regularly hallucinates; I can honestly say that the whole "paranormal experience" is awfully disappointing. The most vivid hallucinations I've had since 2019 occurred after waking up in the middle of the night and they lasted something like 2 to 5 seconds or less. The most vivid ones occurred in 2019–once or twice–and never again. And the things that I saw weren't particularly impressive. Perhaps the most vivid hallucination I ever had was that of a small statuette (less than a foot tall) of what appeared to be a robed, humanoid figure on my dresser. It stood there motionless for less than five seconds before disappearing.

I still hallucinate daily. Nobody sees what I see. Not even my dogs react to the things I see. Not even actual psychics and witch doctors see this shit. I could be walking around outside in broad daylight among huge crowds of people seeing all sorts of crazy fucked up shit and everyone around me is just going about their business nonchalantly.


does it seem like it could make sense, as in stemming from the unconscious? are you ever able to tell "hmm yeah, I see where that is coming from/symbolyzing"?

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Sumerian enables us to read ancient cuneiform, texts from the earliest surviving versions of Gilgamesh to religious writings about Enki.

Only useful to historians? Learning an ancient language ALSO expands the mind. Allows you to create sort of mental richness.

All things from useful links to books you recommend are welcome.
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they probably were muscle men who dress like succubi in jojo


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Here's a depiction of Puabi.


Ok sure you could learn Sumerian, but also Assyrian or Akkadian or even Aramaic, maybe even Middle Egyptian. Why just Sumerian?


> Aramaic

Aramaic is kinda weird. Its most famous as the language Jesus spoke, and used in The Passion.

They were a pretty minor people living just north of Israel from Lebanon up to southern turkey.

They never had a big empire of their own. But their language was adopted by the Akkadian empire.

I think their alphabetic influence goes all the way out to Mongolia and Manchuria.



Person who started thread here. The fact that there have been male and female "kings" afterwards in various civilizations, and that they probably had leaders, and that they had a word for "king", and they did not have a word for "demomcratic president" or "samurai warlord", and that they likely did not know many foreign civilizations, gives me very heavy probability that they had a kings. Since fictional leaders are less prevalent than actual leaders in records, and they likely had kings, it's also probable the kings in the list were more or less real.

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Today I decided I am interested in "alchemy", also known as distilling or booze-making.

I create this thread to get recomendations for theorethical texts from you, from the most rudimentary to most complex, because I want to get the theory.

But this can also be used to exchange anectdotes, tips, pictures, questions, recipes etc. on making alcoholic beverages.


We only brew chamber lye here


Tried this once. Potion failed. I just couldn't drink it, which is saying a lot for me.


In my 6th grade book on the Ancient Egypt they talked about how they made beer out of fermented fruit buried underground. so i stuck a bunch of fruit and flour in an oatmeal box and buried it in my backyard.


I've made cider and it was dead simple. If you pick the apples yourself they have natural yeast on their skins, so just juice them whole, strain out the bits, and let it sit for a week and there you go.


maybe alcohol can be even more valuable than gold, like the whisky rebellion

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VSCode is pretty nice out of the box and looks/works the same on all platforms. Loads of extension and themes you can install to fit your needs.


I gave up on functional programming and moved to C. I keep digging downward through the abstraction layers, learning about baremetal C and assembly (kernels, microcontroller firmware) straight down to analog electronics. My knowledge still feels surface-level.


ima give Go a chance, see how it feels.


I lied I don't have much to do with computers at all but I got nice digits.


ffmpeg.exe -i video.mkv -ss 110 -crf 30 -preset veryfast -vf subtitles=video.mkv:si=0 video.mp4

i had to hard encode subs to make anime playable on my old phone, this is what i used
ss 110 skips the first 110 seconds, skipping the intros
crf 30 is really low quality but significantly reduces filesize
preset veryfast just speeds up encoding
-vf subtitles=video.mkv:si=0 is a filter to hard encode the subtitles from video.mkv, using the 1st(0) subtitle index (english) - you look at streams by via ffprobe

the problem i had was trying to map select the video, audio, subtitle streams while also hard encoding them with a filter, in one pass. i still dont know how to do this, but this seems to select the right audio and video streams without specifying it, leaving only the subtitle stream necessary to specfy, which lets you filter it since no mapping is done. it is simple but i spent an hour figuring it out. i really wish someone posted this to the stack overflow thing regarding converting mkv to mp4 and retaining subs

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What's the last movie you've seen? The last movie thread has reached the bump limit.
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Also, looks like a new movie thread is needed.


To be as concise as possible: the movie is a portrayal of cold hearted bureaucratic leadership that affects young soldiers at the facility negatively. All sense of humanity is removed and you're left with a gore splattered nightmare that shows the true face of war. That's the movie in itself but you can, of course, question the severity of the content.


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I’m not just obsessed I’m subjectively biased (I haven’t even seen Suicide Squad nor Kids vs. Aliens).

But my computer crashed because of this despite sparing it, so why not.


the movie came first.
if you plan on watching it, i advise you to forget about the manga.
the root story is the same but it takes a different turn.
the main one being on the origin of the suicide epidemic.


i love that movie. have seen it at least 5 times. it's so long but it's such a fun crazy ride that it always passes by too quickly. it's been some 2.5 years since i last watched it and i'm planning on waiting at least another year before rewatching it.

>suicide club

didn't like it that much, but it's been awhile and can't remember much from it, so maybe i should give it another try. but i did love "noriko's dinner table" almost as much as love exposure, which is kind of a prequel to suicide club, though still a very different kind of movie and much more similar to love exposure.

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