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There is a biking thread and an international travel thread but no road trip thread. Has anyone here gone on a road trip? I know it's practically a rite of passage for most normalfaggots (at least in the US), but I would be interested in getting out and polishing my wizard wand in a different state.

I am planning on hitting the American Midwest and Southwest in Spring. I think intentional settlements like the Padanaram Settlement, New Harmony and East Wind Community would be neat to visit. I'd also like to camp in lesser frequented states like Kansas. Does anyone have any suggestions for either places to see, suggestions for planning etc?


for the past two years I save up a week of vacation from work to take a roadtrip between Christmas and new years, I live in florida and had never seen the snow so I drove up to maine, rented a cabin in a mountain town on a lakeshore. also did a bit of hiking at acadia national park It was so nice I decided to do it again the next year. This year I'm planning on going to check out southern kentucky and west virginia. I'm excited to visit the corvette museum since I own a C4. also some of the caverns there too.

Wish I could take longer roadtrips.


Man I wish.


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America is a great, vast, wonderful country with a surprising amount of cultural variation.

I would hit as many national and state forests as possible.

I really came to appreciate the common site illustrated in 'American Gothic'. Highways and McDonalds– it's really emblematic of something I feel apart of.

As a fellow subtropical dweller, the first two times I saw snow are still fond, clear memories. I like N GA and S TN, if you like S KY and WV.


My advice to you is to get a vehicle that is mechanically sound and not too old. Also buy towing insurance before you go, one that covers being out in remote areas in case you need a tow from the middle of nowhere. I wasted so much money on towing/vehicle maintenance. That is the only regret of my road trip.

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>was never the guy
>never drew a dime
>over pushed and has over stayed his welcome
>most hated wrestler of all time
>worst babyface of all time
>worst face of the company
>worst promo skills ever displayed
>was carried by Seth & Dean
>has been fed legit stars like Cena, HHH, Taker, ect. and he still can't get over
>has buried many up and coming talents
>terrible wrestling skills, matches are sleep inducing and predictable
>Brock's personal jobber
>"Sufferin' Succotash"
>his bitch catchphrase is cringe
>only being pushed because of his skin color
>only reason he's employed is because of Dwayne
>even Dwayne couldn't get this loser over
>mark for himself
>his "fans" are either ironic contrarion neckbeards or retarded casuals, soccer moms, or fifth world Pakis.
>he lazily kept his SHIELD theme and look, proving he's stuck in the past
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I hate Drew McIntyre so much it's unreal.


this pretty much


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Watch Kinnikuman and say that again. WWE/F sumo and muscle men shounen are pure light. Anime is definitely for pedos. As we all know those guys are definitely attracted to large wrestlers that could twist them into a chinese noodle


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This CM Punk stuff is the most interesting thing to happen in years.


Not really. Punk has a huge ego and went into business for himself. The other vanilla midgets with huge egos got into a slap fight with him. It's faggots fighting other faggots over petty internal drama.

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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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This thread isn't about what is or isn't useful to wizards in particular.


Most of those are pop-science shit. You are not seeking knowledge by watching them, just following the "I fucking love science" group.



How glass is recycled and some of the things that recycled glass is used for.


Any good informational YouTube channels without insufferable narration and dumb dramatised crap? I mostly like mysterious eerie rabbit hole type stuff but I like general infotainment type channels too. Here are some I’ve been watching:
- Barely Sociable
- Fascinating Horror
- Half as Interesting
- Kurzgesagt
- Lasy Masquerade
- Lemmino (best YouTube channel I’ve found)
- Real Life Lore
- Vsauce

I liked CGP Grey and Sam O Nella but they don’t upload anymore really.

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do any wizards like tea? specifically loose leaf teas? if so, any specific blends or varieties you like/recommend?

i recently got into gongfu brewing and it's pretty much the only thing i've been thinking about these days. i found this hole in the wall tea shop in the chinatown in my city and purchased a shou pu'erh tea cake that i've been picking away at.
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Iron Goddess of Mercy is outstanding oolong tea.


I've been enjoying some cold brew tea for the summer. Less flavourful than normal brewing however.


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Get "Té de 7 Azahares" ("7 Blossoms Tea" in english), it tastes like heaven and it helps you with anxiety in case you have it. Add a bit of evaporated milk for maximun flavor.


I got some green Tea at a Vietnamese store some time ago, but I've yet to try it. I'll probably end up drinking a lot less tea than the average connoisseur. I can't really get myself to make tea or anything at all these days. I also find it hard to try new things. Still, I might be able to read a book about tea every once in a while, so I can probably talk about that when I finish a tea book. I do a lot more black tea than green tea, and I usually use a lot of tea per cup, so samples don't seem viable.

I do like tisanes though. Rooibos is by far my favorite.

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This is the new reading thread, wizards. The previous thread can be found here: >>50386
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Are there any literary websites anyone on here reads? I like Misery Tourism.


I've been reading The horus heresy for the last few months, currently on book 52 heralds of the siege. I should have finished it already but I ended up browsing image boards for the last 6 hoours.
So far it did not disappoint, however. I really liked the myriad shortstory, there is something really comfy about an AI that can exorcise demons and evil spirits using math and logic of all things, to tell the entity that it was not supposed to exist, therefore causing self destruction I presume? The other stories were not terrible but failed versus reading random threads. I hope I can finish the last 8 books in the next 10 days, then I just need to wait for for the release of Echoes of eternity and The End and the Death.
I Started this series last year but due to a multitude of real life factors had to put it down, only getting back at it this trimester. Next I am planning to read non fiction books exclusively. It was fun and I think I improved my reading comprehension as well as memory and creativity, but I need to check if I can apply those to other hobbies.



I came across your website and thought it was really interesting. I know that when you're looking to lose weight, it can be really tough to find a way that works for you. You might have tried different things, but never found something that really works for you, or maybe you've found something that works but you don't enjoy doing it.

Yoga is a great way to lose weight because it's a slow process, so you don't feel like you're losing control of your life. It also reduces stress and helps with breathing—two things that are often linked with obesity.

If you want more information about how yoga can help you lose weight, check out my site at: https://bit.ly/3eEjbj5

Thanks so much!

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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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check out edgar rice burroughs if you like alien hordes, he was doing that shit when heinlein was in diapies



I liked this series as well. However, I have no hope for S2 given by what they did to mythic quest. S1 of mythic quest was pretty good, but S2 was ruined with pointless SJW themes and overall terrible writing.


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On the other side of reality from the fascist propaganda of Heinlein and >>62628, in the Roman Republic children of free Romans, including of Roman freedmen, automatically acquired citizenship at birth. As such, the citizens not connected to the military far outnumbered those connected to the military. In fact, citizenship was a requirement for serving in the legions, the exact opposite of Heinlein's setup. Furhermore, it was understood that armies and the military were a necessary evil that was so contrary to the principles of the Republic, that generals automatically reinquished their assigned authority upon entering the legal city limits of Rome, and reverted to the status of civilians while within them. Special venues existed outside the legal city limits of Rome to allow meetings to take place in which generals could participate while retaining their assigned authority.



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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.

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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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It's interesting to me that despite the large amount of stingers sent to Ukraine, it looks like most of the videos that have been released of Ukrainians soldiers shooting down Russian aircraft have in fact been from Iglas not from Stingers. Do you know how the capabilities of these two weapons compare? Are they fairly similar?


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They are comparable. Or were when the "Igla" was still "new", the "Stinger" has received a lot of upgrades and modernisations since then. Nowadays it would be more fair to compare it to the newest russian MANPADS 9K333 "Verba" aka "Willow", which judging by it's tactical and technical characteristics, surpasses the Stinger in terms of possible striking height and range. It's optical seeker also has more channels to lock on targets with (the near and mid-infrared and ultraviolet while the stinger is just infrared and ultraviolet). It is also heavy as fuck, though. And besides, the Stinger's growing obsolete in the next few years and is going to be replaced by a better, newer MANPADS, so… Yeah, not a big achievement for Verba.


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There is a secret type of ammo you might be able to utilize.


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Anon, kits (or kots) are not a valid replacement for a homing anti-air missile.


Ukrainian army was/is mostly equipped with soviet/russian stuff overall.


I've been interested more and more about the power of daydreaming. I think that if my daydreaming ability was extremely advanced, that it would activate an entirely new level of self-actualization for myself.

To this end, I've been looking for ways to enhance my ability to daydream, and have recently gotten interested in writing fiction (which there's already a thread here about it >>59403 ), tulpas (plenty of threads about that stuff), and in solo roleplaying. I don't see anything about solo roleplaying games, though, so I thought I'd make a thread about it.

I've tried solo roleplaying before in very naive attempts, but you run across the obvious pitfall: the temptation to metagame your character against knowledge that should only be privy to the GM or other characters is just too much. Quickly, it becomes unrealistic. I'm just getting started in this space, so I don't know a whole lot, but some of the systems (oracle systems like Mythic GM, for example) and techniques (solo episode journaling) that have been developed are a lot more advanced and appealing than I thought they'd be.

If anyone knows about any good solo RP systems or thoughts about it, please share.


solo roleplaying? reminds me of the devices that ancient writers would use to create stories. i don't know what they were called and i spent a while googling but can't find them. but imagine something like a wheel that you spin to select thigns like characters, jobs, time and place, qualities, and so on. actually curious what they were called now that i've forgotten


Never tried solo roleplaying but if you're interested I can vouch for some solo board games that are rpg like, same for a couple of wargames
However you would need to spend money or be willing to use tabletop simulator

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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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yes because they show you the source code
simple as


And do you understand any of it? Do you know where your data is going, and do you believe the receivers of that data to be less likely to use it for nefarious deeds than a reputable large company?


it's more about the spirit of it

tbh ive never even built things from source. most things require so much bullshit i feel gross setting it all up. id rather juat trust in their binaries

but i like knowing ppl can look through it and find bugs and suggest improvements or changes potentially

you know why bug bounties are a thing? because their software is closed off and they dont really have a good way to test it. so they need ppl to pry at it externally

not the guy you replied to


All software should be made available in source form by default. It can still be charged, licensed, copyrighted if they so fancy, but there is no reason for source code to be kept "secret".
Unless you have dishonest reasons, of course.


they literally tell you, in their license and eula, they are using your data for malicious self beneficial reasons. what makes them reputable exactly? they serve ads in software you even pay for, and are legally right to deny you software you paid for even if you decline. it isn't an issue of transparency, they are legally required to tell you what they are doing, and foss is obviously more transparent. so why do you still think you are getting a better experience?

op i use, and feel somewhat enthusiastic about;
lineageos - operating system
lukelauncher - very nice launcher
ghost commander - file manager
markor - note taking application
florisboard - soft keyboard application, supports colemak
kde connect - pairs your phone to your linux pc
osmand+ - the best foss maps software ive ever tried
netguard - firewall for your phone, doesn't need root and is easy to understand
silence - block third party numbers, telemarketers get fucked
vlc - my favorite music player on android

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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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i want a gnu gf


fedora is bloat


My current setup is relatively/partly minimalist.

I use Openbox on Debian with configured tiling window manager hot keys. Having used Windows for most of my life and never having used pure tiling window managers it feels like I have the best of both worlds with it. I use LXQt as desktop environment, and the bundled programs for most other things (archiver, image viewer, screensaver, etc.), Firefox as browser, MPV for audio/video, Emacs as text editor because I want to learn to use it, even if it is probably the opposite of minimalist.

Readers. I considered using Zathura for everything, but found out that it doesn't support EPUBs on Debian (the plugin for that is not available in the repositories). It has a plugin for .cb(z) files (for e.g. manga) but it doesn't work that well and lacks functionality compared to MComix that I currently use. Today I installed FBReader initially for fb2 files, but I found out it supports other formats like EPUB, for which I previously used Okular (a pretty large program compared to other readers, >100MB with its dependencies) that I could then delete. And now I have three readers:
Zathura: PDFs
FBReader: FB2, EPUB
MComix: cbz

This setup is what I kinda arrived at naturally after I started using Linux, and got used to. I don't think it's particularly good or bad, but it's what I have now.


is there a small OS that implements a GUI of its own? im thinking of a haiku without the compatibility bloat, using only its own things


plan9, though it's quite minimal

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