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Any other wizards enjoy going to Casinos? I found it is a good way to fund a wiz lifestyle.

Currently I'm only doing slot machines but I hope to move up to the tables soon enough, after checking out the regulars.
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I would rather just do online gambling

fuck interacting in meatspace


Stay away from slots whatever you do. They are designed to be addicting and to take your money. You physically cannot win, they are programmed to give back 90% or so of what you put in, you will always lose 10% in the long run.


a 7 loss streak isn't rare at all, everyone would be rich if all it took was to martingale at times


I read somewhere that Craps is the best game to play in a casino, because the way the game works gives the house the least opportunity to cheat. It's second to playing poker with other people, where the house has no involvement.


Odds still ain't great.
The house doesn't have to cheat, the odds are mathematically far in their favor. Even if their is one guy who actually wins enough to come away with more money then he came in with, the vast majority lose, which is why it is so profitable.

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Do you use drugs? Where do you get them (not asking for specific sources only like for example: The darknet (sorry if that's the wrong term), dealers, research chemicals from the internet)? Is setting up TOR, tails and getting bitcoins worth the hassle? Or will i get busted by cops anyway? Are there other easier ways to acquire substances?
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low doses are much more likely to be bad in my experience. With a high dose you are more likely to give in and submit to 'letting go' of your daily anxieties. Once you reach ego death you're no longer the person who has those life problems.
However it does take wisdom and certain situations to be able to create a safe space for yourself. If you have to hide from other people in your house or fear that they might come home suddenly then it can be hard


Ritual preparation to get into the right mindset is helpful. For me that involves cleaning everything really well, taping blankets to the walls and lighting candles. I think the cleaning is the key part. It's unusual for me to do and I kind of live in some level of filth generally but knowing I am going to take psychedelics makes me want to get my environment pleasing to me, and once I've put in the effort to do that, it puts me in a good mood to start the trip. I also needed to do it while both my parents were gone, another rarity, but I don't need to be worrying about that, anything you can do to diminish possible anxieties in your environment. I would try to go in with zero expectations and just see where it takes you. You know that the worst that will happen is you have an unpleasant experience until the drugs wear off so you have little to fear.


Fuck I just tried some salvia extract 40x. It was really strong. I inhaled some, started coughing because the smoke was hot, but it still fucked me up. I forgot who I was, the keyboard light looked like trees and the pipe looked like a giant trashcan connected to a metallic tube, it was enoromous. I felt the trees in my keyboard. I forgot I was human, I thought I was a tree in my keyboard, but forgot the word for tree. Then I remembered I was a human, but wasn't sure what it meant. The salvia, the trees in my keyboard and the pipe were all looking at me and listening to me. Like judgmentally, they were mocking me. What a weird drug. I have the 80x extract as well, but I'm pretty fucking scared to smoke it. I have two grams and it's too much for 10 people to smoke it. What a waste of money. This is one hellish drug. I would give it to my enemies and laugh at them when they get confused and scared.


I'll try taking a whole tab next time but I think I'm gonna need to order benzos from somewhere since I'm scared I'll have a panic attack or something and at least with the half a tab it made all my anxious thought patterns much worse.
Tried mixing half a tab with 600mg DXM yesterday and they seem to boost each others effects so I felt no anxiety due to the dissociation from it. The visuals were also boosted but the trip wasn't really introspective, it was more recreational so depending on what you want from your psychedelics it might not be a good idea. Yeah and also if you have no experience with DXM try it alone before mixing it with other substances.


One time I did salvia it wasn't 40x it was lower number. But I smoked it and thought i was the pink panther my whole world became me slinking around on a windowsill with a giant spotlight on me and the pink panther theme going when I came back to reality I was slinking around the room and shouting random gibberish LMAO. Strange drug. That was the only trip I've had on it

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Does any of you, Wizards, enjoy a good night drive, roaming around the city and bonding with your automobile?
I have an access to a car, but being well into my 30's, I don't really see the car as anything but a money sink and a way to get to place B reliably. Being a shut-in, I drive maybe once a month.
I'd like to change that, but that would require me to get a garage, because my parents cut me off, and I can't go for a ride without begging them to move their car. I'm a pushover, so that's not happening. I've been thinking of getting a Full HD camera, and maybe making music videos for vaporwave mixtapes, just so I have an illusion of doing something productive by burning gas.
What do you guys think?
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This is solid advice, same goes for night time security gigs… Unfortunately, from what I've read, it's a strictly "extra beer money" thing in here.
You wouldn't be able to afford even keeping this line of work for a long time. Daytime deliveries, scratch that, postman and parcel services jobs are taken over by immigrants. It's over.


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> I've been thinking of getting a Full HD camera, and maybe making music videos for vaporwave mixtapes


I was thinking about doing music reviews during rides but I'm too much of a shut-in for that. Area around my place is boring so I don't find looking around fun.

>extra beer money
ukrainians in my city are renting cars to drive in uber, and they still find it profitable.

>parcel services jobs

Try industrial ones. The ones that do heavy transport with EUR-pallet.


Yeah, Ukrainians maybe, I would probably find it profitable to Uber in Germany/Norway too.


4 wheels bad, 2 wheels good.


there is no Uber in Germany

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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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Anon I love windows 7 too, but I think it may be time to move on
It should run fine though


Still running windows 7 on my desktop.

I tried installing windows 7 on my laptop, but the laptop is designed to only be compatible with windows 10.


Running windows 7, the only complain I have is that it has no support for individual monitor scaling. So if you have a 4k monitor, then you can only use scaling that affects both monitors.
It's kind of shocks me sometimes when people say that win 7 is old, for me it was and is like a brand new OS, weird.


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I'm not moving on, I already have to deal with 10 at work and don't like it. And I don't feel like dealing with Wine fuckery on Linux, already experimented with it on my laptop running Fedora briefly.

Anyways I looked it up again and it seems like the issue has to do with necessary USB drivers not being present, so you can't use a USB keyboard to get past installation. But there's a way to inject them into the install image (plus a few other workarounds like using a PS/2 keyboard) so I'll probably just do that.


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i've been using it for months completely fine.
had to do some tweaks with usb drivers before installing, though.

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Despite our Wizard Unity, Wizchan is far from a hugbox. And maybe on a topic like philosophy some of that rhetorical, logical, dialectical debating skill can be put to good use. Instead of just discussing philosophy, lets actually do philosophy. This is the modern socratic dialogue.

I'll just get us started with some unsolved questions in philosophical debates, with a preference for topics which might be of reference to Wizards.



Free Will vs Determinism

Qualia: How do I know that my color green is the same for you?

Materialism vs Idealism

Does God exist?

What is the meaning of life?

Is sexual reproduction immoral?

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>Free Will vs Determinism
I can roll a spliff, if I want.

>Qualia: How do I know that my color green is the same for you?

If we didn't agree on something we'd be 'ere forever talking about grass.

>Materialism vs Idealism

A bit of both. I'd ideally like a packet of salt and vinegar crisps.

>Does God exist?

Not believing in God is a bit of a punt innit.

>What is the meaning of life?

Sommit to do with God.

>Are morals culturally relative?

I'll fucking kill yah, howzat for cussing my mum.

>Can suicide be rationally justified?

Naah, things might get better, if they don't, you'll die anyway.
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Wizzies, I've never thought I'd say this, but where should one start studying philosophy? As in, what books, and in what order should you read to get a decent grasp on both the history of Western philosophy and on various teachings and schools of thought that appeared throughout the years? Another thing, in what way should philosophy be studied? Should I take notes, apply the many principles different philosophers put forward, debate about and discuss the things I read in Internet communities? What if I will find myself biased, positively or negatively, towards what the philosophers write? If I end up reading two philosophers works of which contradict or criticize each other, what should I do in such case? And finally, would it be wrong to use different insights from different philosophers in my life?


You can discuss the contradictions with others, but you have to choose for yourself who and what to believe. Philosophy is difficult and huge and confusing at times. Start by reading whatever interests you first, but you should know the classics (like Plato) and the Bible. Most of philosophy is chronological, so just read the oldest to newest. Taking notes helps me when I study, but you have to decide for yourself if you're going to apply any principles.


if you're a total 101, I would just skim this for topics you're interested in




This video might be useful, always start with Plato.

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any wizards into chess too?
it's quite interesting with its unlimited options. a way to escape the bitter reality, as well.
what's your elo rating?
your favorite openings with white and black pieces?
how much time do you dedicate for chess usually?


>>48468 (OP)
There's already a chess thread here.

I haven't played much chess for quite a while. As for opening, I'm mostly comfortable with the Sicilian, and Queen's gambit. I used to do 1.b3 Nimzowitsch Attack and 1.g3 Hungarian Opening, when I was practicing hypermodern and fianchetto, but never been very successful with this style. I also quite like Alekhine Defense and the theory behind, but not very good with it either.

Guess I should study more.


I like written words because they rarely attack me physically nor can they hurt me mentally when I close my eyes.

I also like to invent words, sometimes coming up with complex (false) etymologies for words in foreign languages. Do you invent words in your own or in a foreign language?

Today I came up accidentally with this:

gord, noun, a lord and a god. An acronym used in illegal Old English translations of the Bible, produced in clandestine scribal workshops, which often presented themselves to be legitimate catholic scribal workshops and even offered legitimate manuscripts for Latin and Greek versions of the Bible. First attested in the now lost Anglo-Saxon - Greek dictionary, published in manuscript form 1138 by an unnamed monk in Glouchester Abbey: The dictionary recommends that "ὁ κύριος ὁ θεός" is translated simply as "the gord".


I like translating words back and forth from english to french. Buckler -> Bouclard, To trick -> Triquer etc.


The actual words would be Bouclier and Truquer but I enjoy distorting them this way


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We've had this discussion before and it's time to have it again.

Have one? Have MANY? Want one? DON'T want one? Tell us of your two-wheeled troubles and tales and share any knowledge you have with other curious wizards.
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Three wheels. Does anyone not consider it a motorcycle, now that this has three wheels?

I wonder if the wheels were in the back (unrealistically in regards to anything else), it wouldn't need a kick stand?

Never really rode a motorcycle or know about cars. Just posting my questions since they came up. Life is literally suffering. God damn the demiurge for making my mind like this.


>Does anyone not consider it a motorcycle, now that this has three wheels?
That got me thinking. All cars are by definition motorcycles (Motorquadricycles) but for some reason the word 'motorcycle' is only associated with 2 wheels (motorbicycle). It's weird how words get a meaning or association outside of their literal definitions and everyone just accepts it.


Electric motorcycles… anyone interested?


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Some of these touring bikes seem nice. If it wasnt so rainy I'd look into it.


Funny, those BMWs are the only bikes I see on the road in the rain. I believe they have advanced traction control that permits them to be used in wet stop/go traffic. On the flipside though they are particularly pricey

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This is the fifth drawing thread on /hob/. Post any of your drawings here.
New, old, serious, doodle, digital, or traditional - anything you'd like.
Feel free to flood/dump large quantities of works.
Try to keep discussion civil and be considerate with critique
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A comfy wizard place.


very nice use of lines to illustrate texture! i especially love the tomato plant by the fence. did you use a reference?

please don't.


Thanks appreciate that. I go through the rendering in pen and ink book by guptill and use the examples there as sort of "base" to start from. That book has crazy good visual examples and I try to copy them first and then create my own.


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something random



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But I have a question! today I wanted to order it, but can not find the product anymore in your webshop.
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i wanne buy from you.
I'll wait.

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"Sent from my iPhone"

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Hand drawn frame by frame animation. Is there anything better for that than Macromedia Flash?
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Really only 18 hours for a minute? Better conversion rate than I've got with songwriting. Almost interested.


That is not factoring pre and post production.


>Damn I loved newgrounds when i was a young apprentice. I even installed macromedia flash and learned to use it a little, along with photoshop
Me too, remained at "a little" status but I still wish I could learn how to animate. I now have Adobe Creative 6 installed (which includes Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator and others), even though I know there are cracks for that CC crap I don't find it too appealing.


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Arcsystem Works video games used 3D models but keeps a 2d feel.


thing thing series too

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