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 No.42968[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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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I think understanding metaphors comes mostly from consuming media for a long time in a mindful way, wondering why each scene is depicted in that specific way, it makes consuming stuff more personal for me, and no matter what crap I consume, there is always something I can get from it that helps me develop probably, maybe I just consumed too much already.


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.

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Anyone here use Linux for fun and profit?

I'm currently running debian with dwm as my window manager. I was curious to see what all the hubbub was about when it comes to minimalism and I gotta say I like some things about it. However, I'm still not fully convinced it's the end all be all of desktop computing or anything. There are still plenty of programs I like to use that are considered "bloated" by true minimalists.

Overall I'm more productive on my Linux system than I am on my Windows system. It feels good to know all the keyboard shortcuts in my system and be able to program new ones quickly and easily through config.h, and to be able to launch many programs near instantaneously. And the tiling and workspaces? It's absolutely gorgeous. I love having control of where everything goes without having to much about with window borders. I love having a group of programs open dedicated to performing a certain task, and then being able to instantly switch to another group of programs by just pressing alt+[num].
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i use invidio.us usually it works


Made a script to copy my ebooks to my ereader. Probably kinda bloated cause I was impressed with what I learned making it and I wanted to make it robust. Obscured my UUID in this.


ereader_uuid='****-****' #this is my kobo ereader

# error: e-reader not found
blk=$(lsblk -o +UUID | grep "$ereader_uuid")
if [ -z "$blk" ]; then
	echo 'e-reader not found; exiting';
	exit 1;

# makes the mount point directory if it doesn't exist
if [ ! -e "$ereader_mount_point" ];
	mkdir "$ereader_mount_point" && echo "created '${ereader_mount_point}' mount point..."; || echo "Cannot create '${ereader_mount_point}' probably because of permissions; exiting" && exit 1 # error: cannot create mount point directory, probably because of permissions

# mounts, copies files into and then unmounts the e-reader
echo 'e-reader found...';
mount "/dev/disk/by-uuid/${ereader_uuid}" "$ereader_mount_point" && echo 'mounted e-reader'
cp -n *.{pdf,epub} "$ereader_mount_point" && echo 'copied files...';
umount "$ereader_mount_point" && echo 'unmounted e-reader...'
rmdir "$ereader_mount_point" && echo "removed '${ereader_mount_point}' mount point..."


>Linux can make much more of old hardware performance wise.

This isn't always true especially now that AGP has been depreciated. In the case of PPC hardware, I know of at least one project that gutted Altivec code because it had been unmaintained.

One thing Linux does have going for it is running modern software on old hardware. You get important security updates. The push to put HTTPS everywhere and depreciation of SHA1 cuts off a large portion of the WWW on old Windows and Mac browsers.


Speaking of which, I saw this nugget on Hacker News and Lobste.rs. It's impressive, but I'd probably put Windows 95 on there if I still had a 486 machine.



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Debian with DWM?
You have my respect.

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All you need to begin drawing is a pencil and some paper

Feel free to post any drawings of yours in this thread. Illustration, doodle, traditional, digital - anything goes. Discussion on skillbuilding techniques and fair critique of other wizards' work is welcome.
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Wow very cool! Only just noticed. Got any more?


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first pixel with aseprite, gave myself the challenge of trying to recreate a kind of bob ross type of painting with pixels


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I like it.
Too good.
This here is probably my level. I avoid even drawing faces really. I pretty much never draw but here's images from me to the OP:
>images of my attempt at art


These are really good, wiz. The one with the kid getting chopped in the head makes me laugh.


All artists draw lewds, you just never see them

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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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Carlin is fantastic. One of the few podcasts I have to sit down and concentrate on. Too good to listen to while occupied.

I also enjoy

>Joe Rogan

Not overrated. He can be a bit annoying but he is very down to earth and "real". His deep curiosity, style of questioning and layman perspective make him the perfect guy to talk to interesting people. And he interviews/chats with MANY interesting people. He has 1600+ episdoes, many 3h+ long, and I've found out about many amazing ideas from his podcasts, despite the fact that he is a "meme" for lack of a better term. his podcast is my favorite because of the sheer amount of interesting discussion, guests, unfiltered discussion about edgy topics, and the way the conversations are very natural (nothing like MSM interviews)

>Trash Taste

3 youtube ecelebs talk about life in japan, otaku culture, and talk shit about life. they are normies through and through, but it's nice to listen to a good quality podcast about otaku culture with 3 friends that have excellent chemistry


reviewbrah/reportoftheweek's podcast. very comfy feeling, the guy is a wizard through and through, totally owns it, lives how he wants. lots of varied discussion with mildly interesting perspectives


podcast about people and places that are extreme, such as isolated islands. talks about how they live and what life is like there. nice window to another world


in depth dive into historical revolutions. only listened to the french series, but I loved it

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>Darkweb Diaries
I love it its like historical modern scifi

I like Andrew Hubermans and Lex Friedman podcast


Welcome to the world of adult Dating loveawake.ru


You aren't funny.


what is this leftarded clueless russian stooge garbage LMAO

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Hi. What fantasy book series are Wizards into?

I'm looking for people who can talk about these epic sagas, like Malazan the kingkiller the wheel of Time since most haven't read them.
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What´s the difference between dark and edgy in fantasy? Every dark novel is edgy by definition, or a novel can be dark without being edgy?


darkness is the atmosphere and tone, edge is more specifically about the characters, how they develop and what the writer does to them


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Reading Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archives book 4, Rhythm of War.


Why almost every modern fantasy book tries to copy other books that are popular? Some years ago I saw a huge increment of books that were about noble houses fighting each other. Something similar occurs with science fiction. Almost every book is a star wars rip-off that includes lesbians and gays with no absolute plot at all. Every work of fiction should be the most original thing possible because there’s no limit for the imagination. I think there’s is no merit in selling million of books just because they are like other books who are more popular with their own TV shows and movies. Maybe is because of the editors, who only wants to make money instead of caring about the quality of the things they sell.


Record of Lodoss War. The novel which spawned the anime, to be specific.

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I know how silly this will seem to most of you but I want to work one-two years buy a replica medieval armor. I grew up with anime characters wearing armor in a post apocalyptic world(raoh,etc),I also really like weird ways of muscle training.
any other history nerds here,or just HEMA fans?
I would sprint,jump,throw objects,etc in an armor.with a cape,just for fun.
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Did you mean the gambeson? Did you do know it's the first layer of any medieval armor?

That's right, people in metal plate armor have gambesons underneath because bare metal to the skin is uncomfortable. Also having armor layers with different properties makes it harder for weapons to penetrate.

eg. a sandbag wall can stop small bullets going fast while a larger and slower arrow can pierce sandbags more easily.


I don't think he was talking about wearing it for self defense.


was this a larp thread?


of course it is, are you daft?


this is the only correct use of the word "larp" i've seen in years

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The last movie thread has reached the bump limit. Previous thread: >>54641
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I really should get around to watch those films again. It's been over 10 years.


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fighting in movies looked more realistic in the 30s
this is how people actually fight


The Last Duel. Don't waste your time, just imagine a shameless copy of Rashomon but 'fixed' by the usual suspects to conform with the requirements of the ruling ideology.
As I watched it I got a creeping feeling that this must have been written by a w*man… a w*man of a very particular race characterized by huge hooked noses.
I regret to inform you that I was correct.
Here's a synopsis for you: men bad, stupid, violent and rapists. The Church bad and rapists. The indigenous European royalty and aristocracy bad and bumbling idiots, probably rapists too.
W*myn smart, funny, brave and stunning. Men can only succeed or do the right thing when controlled by w*myn. W*myn should rule the world but men use violence and rape to hold them back. Believe all w*myn. #MeToo.
Europeanism very very bad and you should be ashamed of being an oppressor, goy.
Fight choreography is predictably trash. Brief battle scenes are depicted as usual: two loose mobs run into each other, the lead actors proceed to flail their props at armored extras who are reduced to blood-spraying corpses with a single blow. The final duel is slightly better in terms of treating armor as more than plastic props, otherwise it's mostly a display of useless chopping moves. Hollywood-y cling clang bullshit in glorious motion blur shaky cam. A staggering 10 second segment of the fight has both characters half-swording and not being retarded. Striking with pommels and crossguards is shown twice. The final part of the duel features rondel daggers which rarely appear in movies.
Running time 133 minutes, perfect for masochists. Thank you ZOG for taking a Japanese classic and making it unbearable in every possible way, very cool.


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I used to love children of men (2006) for its aesthetics and cinematography but after becoming more of an antinatalist I kind of hate it now since it aims to beat the viewer over the head about how human population decline ultimately leading to extinction of the species is some sort of "bad" thing. I just view it as moralistic breeder natalist propaganda now. Just look at one of the posters for this flick:
>no children. No future. No hope
My response is "so what? who cares?" How is any of that a bad thing? Pure human arrogance and self-righteousness to fear a world where their kind may not be around anymore.

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Well, I've been on urge to drink for a few weeks now. Tonight's poison is standard beer and "dry sake". The last is not that enjoyable personally but I don't have many options right now. What are you drinking or planning to drink?
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>I found that poured sake has strong alcohol taste, and from the bottle it's quite mild.
Because it is the aroma of alcohol that makes it appear stronger.
>cheap shitty vodka
As good as the expensive vodka you just need to know how to drink it and you will get the cheap stuff after all it is all made from the same stuff with different water added and even the real distilled vodka is just not worth paying extra for.
Anyone who pays extra for vodka instead of buying colored spirits is an idiot.


Gin and juice tonight but mostly this >>58218


Mostly just beer because spirits are too expensive where I live. Wine is also as economical as beer but I don't like that.
If it didn't cost more than twice as much to get drunk from vodka, I'd buy that all the time.


I drink domestic cheap shit, like natural ice and budweiser just like you, but I really like Hams but I never buy that it's too far away to the store to buy it. My go to is Natty Daddy malt liquor. Occasionally I enjoy a bottle of wine at about the $10 price point. Chardonnay is my favorite, wet chardonnay is really good. I do enjoy a good drunken sloppy afternoon… but I got these social workers that come over and you can't be drunk when they're here hardly. They start to ask questions and insist that the 'medicine isn't working properly'. I suspect that's just my third world shithole though, cheers with bud as well


there's an import store here in USA called AJ's Fine Foods.
they sell a Polish Porter beer called Zywiec for $3. it has 9% alc content and tastes like coffee.

two of them will get me as drunk as possible.

but, it's rare i do this because these very dark beers are much harder on your body and it made me develop gout.

i'll usually do bud light 30 pack if i'm not ready for the hard dark stuff, as bud light is much easier to process and never flares my gout.

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Anyone here have weird, niche interests? I’m curious about this kind of thing. I like hearing about people dedicating their lives to one specific strange thing. Post about them here.
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Is that term still around? It sounds so 2010.


As long as there is pigdisgusting in this world, there will always be those who oppose it.


I would like too, but its a crime here


Truly magnificent.


>languagefag who's into conlanging
first-time lurker here from normiechan, have i found my people?

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 No.48399[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Been wageslaving for a year and I managed to build my first half decent PC with some of the money I saved up. Any other anons enjoy this?

I used:
Ryzen 5 2600, ASUS ROG x470 mini itx, 16gb of RAM, and an rx590. Hopefully should last me 4 or 5 years since I plan to go NEET for awhile again soon.
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it's not even the price of their intel processors, it's the mainboards with their new sockets. I've never seen such high prices just for mainboards, and they're even getting higher with each new socket


Where do you guys get hard drives for cheap? I've been looking at the used market, but people want new prices for used drives. I remember someone posting a link to some refurbished HGST 4TB drives for like $50 5-6 years ago, but I didn't have any money then. I did manage to find a pc at a thrift store with a 2TB drive for $12, which was pretty cool, though.


on ebay, ive picked up a few hard drives that were incorrectly listed as 1tb but had pictures of 10tb drives, and they actually ended up being 10tb. also some refurbished hard drives from western digital's ebay store, i bought a few 6tb drives but they all came as 9tb drives which meant they were bought for like $8/TB which is actually great. those are purely a result of the seller making some kind of mistake but set up alerts and just watch for stuff you can get lucky as well, people often list things way below the going price when getting rid of things


This is exactly why I didn't build a desktop and instead just bought a laptop. If they change the socket is your computer really upgradeable? You have to buy a whole new computer and just recycle your old parts. It's not even that much cheaper than just buying a new laptop and selling your old one. Heck it may even be more expensive.


idk what you guys are buying but i've never paid more than $100 for my gaming computer motherboard. my mining rig motherboard was $200 used however, but there's no reason a gamer ever needs anything like that

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