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anyone do this?

i burn discs, title them and then put them back on the spindle, so they stay in good condition

external hdds/sdd don't last very long
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I have computers that old and older and so far their hard drives are still holding up to occasional use.
Though now they are basically in storage and it's highly unlikely I will ever use them for something else. But the data is already backed up to several places so whatever.

I think it's all a matter of how things are used for how long they last.
If you regularly used the disc they would wear out in only a few years. And that's if they aren't physically damaged/scratched which is extremely easy to do to disk formats.


dvd-rs are more durable than cd-rs, and bd-rs are more durable than both dvd-rs and cd-rs

i have been using cheap bd-rs for years now, and i haven't seen a single scratch on any of them. To scratch a bluray you have to basically do it intentionally(with a nail) or you have to drop the disc on cement or something


how do i archive an entire website and not just a page?


Download every page individually, put them each in their respective folders, and then edit the HTML of each one that links to another to correct the filepath.


Theres lots of guides, but if you look for a cracked version of "offline explorer" on https://1337x.to/ that's like the paid for user friendly version. Otherwise you're looking at httrack.com or some WARC archival tools, or some stuff. Looking on reddit will bring up people who archive lots of sites talking about tools.


we make a manga together!
lets go
first of all we need the artfag, so we need someone that can draw like japanese
sexondly we must work on the scenrio then produce it
Lets go!
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maybe start smaller?
wizzies could pull off a single page webcomic
stonetoss but wizardly

do we have to pay you for the rights to your autobiography?


mister neetbux unirnically a great tittle


4-koma wizlife does sound like a good idea.


We already tried this. Do you not remember the dakimakura incident?


aren't the majority of manga one man projects most of the time.

Even when there is a team there is one creative lead who does the majority of the work and takes the majority of the resopnablitiy, they just have help.

With comics there are teams but the labor is split based on roles/skills.
So you have the writer, the editor, the penciler, the inker, the colorist, letterer, etc. Though that tends to be for when the artist or writer doesn't own the property themselves. Like having a team to work on spiderman and batman so that a 24 page full color comic is produced every week.


lads i honestly love buying stuff. online shopping is fun as hell. i love researching products for hours and discovering interesting stuff thats out there. then you get to own cool and useful things.

any wizards love online shopping here?
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it's alright. it's basically just a tiny oven



Casual observer here. Pretty sure what you're seeing is the effect of blue light on cortisol release. Blue light wavelengths increase cortisol production and cortisol has an antagonistic relationship with testosterone. Red light exposure does not increase testosterone, it is merely the baseline. White light has some blue light, hence why it is in-between the blue and red.


sounds legit to me


I do the same thing, but I spend much of the time looking for a German manufactured equivalent. It is essentially the only nation I will buy anything from now, for so many reasons, primarily for quality. Often I am unable to find an equivalent, but delight in denying myself that product, knowing I am staying true to myself and the cosmos.


I hate it. I mean if I am looking for something very specific online shopping can make it easy, but it is so much more fun to browse a store and physically touch things. I can get a better idea for the specifications for an object than some stock image a chinese seller posted. The way some UI's are made are so atrocious, so bad and organizing and sorting, or you just end up going through pages and pages of these stock images. Its worse when its Amazon where they'll post them same item multiple times.

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Do any of you play Go/Weiqi/Baduk? It feels certainly like a game one with a lot of time can devoted themselves to. Other interesting games like shogi or chess? It's certainly somewhat difficult to self teach and a teacher would help but it is what it is.
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No one can answer whether it's good or entertaining. People like Chess and I think it's boring as shit.

It does seem simple, and that's because the rules are simple. It's a ridiculously complex game though with an absolute ton to learn. Probably the biggest reason why it's dying everywhere.


fucking hate this game. My dad always kicks my ass. The closest I got to winning was against my nephew, and by then he got bored and left the game. Its like watching a slow motion train wreck you have minimal control over.


Or to flip this, if you're better then it's like putting someone else in a train wreck that they have no control over.


unlike games of chance, you actually have 100% control over it


I've been playing weiqi and shogi for five years and chess for longer, but recently decided to stop. I don’t really want to stare at a screen all day anymore and it’s impossible to find a game with a long enough time control where I can make moves on a physical board, and I'm tired of playing correspondence. But beyond that, I think that AI has fundamentally changed the nature of these games and the culture surrounding them to the point where they no longer appeal to me. I think I’ll keep studying old pro games on a physical board, at least.

I was going to link a subbed NHK Cup game, but I just learned that they've all been copyright claimed apparently. This sucks.

There seems to be a misconception that because the rules are simple and about surrounding things, the game must be straightforward and peaceful, but in reality, most weiqi games devolve into complicated, high-stakes fighting. I think it's a very intriguing game once you understand how the stones interact with each other.

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Any of you guys wargame? I've tried getting into old school ASL recently and am finding the pure infantry combat of early starter kits pretty underwhelming without the artillery and armor expansions


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I sometime wonder what historically-accurate Early Bronze Age Mesopotamian tabletop wargaming would be like.

Or even in video games, for that matter.


Does Settlers of Catan count? Probably not, right?


Define wargame. At various times I have played 40k, Battletech, Flames of War, and Warmahordes. As a kid I played Panzer Blitz and some other Avalon Hill games.

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Create your ideal succubus, combining 2 AIs ChatGPT for the personality and Stable Diffusion for the visual, thus being born GPT-Chan.
As time passed, GPT-Chan acted strangely, more close, and Bryce cared more and more for her, reaching the point where both, human and machine, fell in love, dog like Bryce's girlfriend was getting jealous and Bryce didn't want a cock cramp so he turned it off.

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volcel destroys all temptresses, even the 2d kind, he walks around naked to show off what a wizchad he is, and that is why he has to keep his sword between his muscular buns


why the hell can't I download it, or anything else from github? I get NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID


Verify that your PC clock is set correctly


I can already do that with my imagination. You can see images in your mind, right wizzie?

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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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yeah i whisked it with hot water. i think i used too much powder for a single glass. i'll google for some real ass japanese person making it next time probably


I hate tea and tea drinkers they are crabs. Volcels drink coffee.


Volcels need to pee faster tha crabs who are waiting for the toilet in a queue


As a wizcoded truvol crabpilled sigmacel, I decree that both coffee and tea, with any capacity of sweetness or dairy, is a worthy drink for a wizard who is thirsty.

Unless you use soy-based lighteners. Those turn your orbs in to little gemstones that resonate at a feminine frequency.


I've heard of that combination. I think it's pretty alright. Although, my chamomile is probably a year old or even older by now.

In other news, I've decided to try herbals from Celestial Seasonings. Their Raspberry Zinger and Country Peach Passion is pretty good. Their blueberry is very strong for one mug, and is okay if it's diluted a bit in a tea pot. It also smells like blueberry pancakes, for some reason. Their Orange and Spice is pretty smooth and has a delicate flavor. It's probably one of their best next to the Raspberry Zinger.

On actual tea, I still drink black teas like Earl Grey and Lady Grey if I find it. I like Lady Grey a lot more, but Earl Grey's still a great choice. I want to get into Moroccan mint tea, but I'll need fresh mint, which means growing some, since stores around me don't sell it. That's the only thing preventing me from making Moroccan mint tea, pretty much.

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Who here likes to walk? Where do you walk? How long do you walk for? What kind of shoes do you like to wear? Do you take photos?
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When I'm out walking at night and there's a car driving past, I have to fight off the intense desire to flatten myself to the ground or hide. Don't know why.


Used to enjoy going to a nearby park less than a mile away, but my sanity was slipping back then…. Nowadays just thinking about doing so makes me fear possible consequences and as a result i'm physically inactive. Gained 70 pounds from schizophrenia meds…


I usually walk in place or around my apartment just to get some movement in without the need to leave the house. Just to tick a box to say I did something today.


A couple times I went and walked on the side of a highway where I live, no sidewalks here. I don't do it anymore because there isn't much to see and nowhere to really go.


is it common for people to walk there where there is no sidewalk? it would make me anxious standing out like that as a pedestrian, besides all the ruckus and danger that come with sharing the road with speeding drivers

it's something i have come to hate: when you step out of urban areas you've got towns that are a few miles apart, but it's practically impossible to just walk there. sometimes there are dedicated bicycle lanes and pathways and that's it.
but nobody cares since it's so commonly accepted. this is what makes rural life so repulsive to me. every little town or hamlet is like a small island

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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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Mythic GME v2 is out now, so grab that.

Ironsworn system is free. Use that too. Starforged is the sci-fi version but you'll have to pay or pirate.

See attached, my solo RPG systems folder.

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This is the new reading thread, wizards. The previous thread can be found here: >>50386
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Norwegian Wood.


I'm reading this almost entirely because of your recommendation. I had the three volumes of the Penguin translation but never felt like reading them until this. I'm still on the first volume, just finished the Tale of King Umar and his family. Very interesting. You almost forget it's a frame story since that one was as long as a normal novel. I really liked the story of Aziz + Aziza as well as Princess Dunya.


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.


very cool, thx anon
I recently read a quite interesting review of the abridged version (https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/book-review-arabian-nights
) that made some similar points, but didn’t seem to view the characters quite as cynically as you
>Scheherazade's stories are set in an idealized Middle East. The sultans are always wise and just, the princes are always strong and handsome, and almost a full half of viziers are non-evil. Named characters are always so beautiful and skilled and virtuous that it sometimes gets used it as a plot device - a character is separated from his family member or lover, so he wanders into a caravanserai and asks for news of someone who is excessively beautiful and skilled and virtuous.
Do you think that’s a difference between the abridged and full version?
Also according to that guy medieval Arabs had a massive BBC fetish:
>Nights stretches from Morocco to China, across at least four centuries - and throughout that whole panoply of times and places, your wife is always cheating on you with a black man (if you're black, don't worry; she is cheating on you with a different black man). It's a weird constant. Maybe it's the author's fetish. I realize that Nights includes folktales written over centuries by dozens of different people - from legends passed along in caravanserais, to stories getting collected and written down, to manuscripts brought to Europe, to Richard Burton writing the classic English translation, to the abridged and updated version of Burton I read. But somewhere in that process, probably multiple places, someone had a fetish about their wife cheating on them with a black man, and boy did they insert it into the story.
Do you think that’s exaggerated?

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