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Documentaries

I was watching this random documentary about agriculture and it occurred to me that documentaries are really easy things to lose yourself into, so I thought about creating a thread to share and discuss any interesting documentary about anything that might be entertaining.

Documentaries can get political so try to tone it down and not argue their ideological merits here if it comes to that.
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Cooking Thread

Let's discuss cooking!

A few resources to start :

http://ck.booru.org/index.php
http://www.wikihow.com/Category:Recipes
http://www.goodeatsfanpage.com/gefp/episodebyorder.htm
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Magic and Occultism

This thread is for discussing your successes and failures with magic(k) as well as occultism and metaphysics.
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A very odd troll hobby

My hobby is trolling and cyber stalking people. Does anyone else share this amazing interest. I understand it is a bit weird, but it's my only interest. I have 40+ instagram accounts larping as various females and males, to catfish my way into various random normies lives and gain followers. Every larp has a distinct personality and it's own internet friend group. I also do this on twitter, and facebook. Anyone else share the interest?

The only sad part is none of my friends know who I am ,I am a 48 year old wizard neet. But through these personas, I can be anyone I desire.
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Philosophy Thread

Previous thread: >>25265
>The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work.
https://plato.stanford.edu/index.html
>List of unsolved problems in philosophy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unsolved_problems_in_philosophy
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Horror

Any one else have horror stuff as a hobby? Like collecting weird pictures, reading creepy stories, listening to paranormal podcasts and watching horror films? I find myself drawn to it and I think it counts as a hobby if it's something you're invested in. Sort of like a modern folklore.
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Weapons Thread

New thread.
Discuss all weapons.
Keep your bad temper and normie posturing to yourself, please. This is not the martial arts thread.

Armor discussion welcome.

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
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Anyone into game development here? I'm wondering about trying my luck with BOLT. It's 50% off now and programming is my Achilles' heel
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Webcomics Thread

discussion of the third-lowest form of sequential art goes here

currently considering giving Dreamkeepers a read with the eventual goal of mocking it in some way. would be willing to share the results on the off chance anyone's interested.
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/out/

Any other wizzies like to go out in nature? Post about it here, whether it be camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, spelunking, or studying birds or mushrooms.
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Worldbuilding

Do any of you pass the time with worldbuilding? It's been a hobby of mine for quite some time. Pic related is the map of the project I'm working on at the moment. The digital version doesn't look great at the moment, I'm going to work on beautifying it later.
Back on Magicchan there was an anon who was really interested in Central Asian culture and history, and he inspired me to look into it myself. I thought it would be cool to do some worldbuilding around that idea, so that was the initial idea behind this setting. I'm curious if other wizards have their own settings and what they are like if so.
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Movie Thread

The last movie thread has reached the bump limit. Previous thread: >>51494
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anyone into foraging?

1. its free
2. its healthy food
3. youre not giving money to walmart
4. it tastes good
5. makes you happy

pic related - me finding meadow puffball mushrooms
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Recommend Based youtube/bitchute channels all kinds are allowed

pic related Asha logos
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Anyone else really into playing with, cuddling and collecting plushies? inb4 gay. I've been into this hobby since I was a kid. 34 now and still into it. i attached a example pic, and then i will link some of the best sites to buy plushies. do not be ashamed of being a grown man and wanting a plushie.

good quality websites for good quality plushies

https://www.buildabear.com/

https://www.jellycat.com/us/
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Making a website

How can I start up a website. I know how to get a domain but I heard you need a 'server' (which from what I have researched, is basically hard-drives/a PC tower that your website is connected to) for it to work, in that case where can I buy on or the parts to make one.
Also what programming language should I learn to make one? javascript, html…
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Writing Thread

Remember, anything from novels to lyrics are allowed to be posted and discussed.

Last Thread:
>>>/hob/32868

As usual, discussion starters:
>What are you currently writing?

>Is there anything important about writing that you wish you knew earlier?


>How do you feel about your characters? What are they like?


>What are you fond of writing and why?


>How do you get ideas when you can't think of any?


>What common writing advice do you disagree with?
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Computer recommendation

I wasn’t sure where to post this, but here goes. I’m looking for a cheap, sturdy, reliable laptop to run a Linux distro on. I’m selling my 1337 gamer laptop. Any suggestions?
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Walking

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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Cartoon Thread #6

There must be a reason why almost all of the cartoons is calarts style. Maybe is because of the time they spend on the story
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Drawing Thread 7

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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Paranormal

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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best AI, collission handling

hi how do you write for programs AI and collission handling that does not break or clip through the entire game the best way possible? it just has to not freeze or fall through floors really… then maybe have decent behaviour as NPCs…maybe additionally lightweight and compact…. 0 error definitely. how do we double check errors glitches or look for bug and possible failire in the code? quality control? patching maybe?

suggestions? books or source code welcome…thank you.
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programming v3

post anything programming related here.

Useful Links:
http://www.exercism.io/
http://www.codecademy.com/
http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/little-schemer
http://learnyouahaskell.com/
http://c.learncodethehardway.org/book/
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yugioh

Any wizards play yugioh?

I collect the cards, though I don't really play the game. I'm 26 and still live with my parents as a hikki, so my parents are trying to force me to get a hobby to get me out of the house so I"m thinking of playing the game at my local card shop
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Small things thats gives you some joy in life

I honestly haven't put any effort in gardening this chili plant, I just placed the seeds in the pot with dirt and this how it turned out a few weeks later. It's pleasuring seeing it growing day by day and im looking forward eating the chilli once its red.
It has such incredible calmness to it..

What are the small things that gives you some joy in this 'life'?
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Reading Thread

This is the new reading thread, wizards. The previous thread can be found here: >>50386
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Mathematics thread 2

I liked the first math thread, but that hit the bump limit so I'm making another one.

Here is a neat tool posted in the previous thread that shows you how to do geometry the way the greeks did.

https://sciencevsmagic.net/geo/

Here are a series of MIT OCW courses that will help you learn calculus:

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-01sc-single-variable-calculus-fall-2010/

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-02sc-multivariable-calculus-fall-2010/

Full MIT OCW Mathematics catalog:

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/

Attached is the a Numberphile video about the seven bridges of Königsberg because I dunno what else to attach to this OP.
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adblockers 2020

Are there adblockers for chrome and/or firefox that aren't completely pozzed? Is there any new tech that i'm not aware of to stop all the bs these web 2.0 sites throw out? tia
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Weird hobbies

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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Comfortable Pictures

I contemplated on which board to post this and ultimately decided I'll do it on /hob/ this time, as it seems to me that collecting and enjoying pictures of houses, towns, areas, natural scenes etc., is in fact kind of a hobby.

So post pictures that you associate with comfyness. I personally have a thing for forest cabins and quaint little town streets.
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Survivalism/Prepper

Anybody into SHTF related hobbies? I started with prepper stuff the past year and it was quite helpful to be prepared before normgroids started panicking with the coronavirus. I'm reading a lot on the topic and trying to improve in different skills for when SHTF, if ever. Perhaps this doesn't sounds as a very wizardly hobby but I find survivalist stuff interesting and training different skills and improvisation helps me concentrating and not being devoured by my thoughts. I think it's good for wizards

The prepper scene is full of larpers, lunatics, and useless garbage but thankfully there's people who survived through IRL SHTF events and their experiences, giving genuine and useful info for beginners. My recommendation for newbie wizards interested in this area is to read Selco (Bosnian war survivor) and Ferfal (Argentine economic collapse survivor). They're among the most genuine out there and there's lots of common points in their thoughts and advice
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3D Modelling

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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French Language

Do any other wizards have an interest in French language, history, and culture?

>Welcome to Tex's French Grammar (la grammaire de l'absurde), a pedagogical reference grammar that combines explanations with surreal dialogues and cartoon images.

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/
>English-French Dictionary
http://www.wordreference.com/enfr/
https://fr.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionnaire:Page_d%E2%80%99accueil
>News
http://www.rfi.fr/
http://www.france24.com/fr/
http://www.lefigaro.fr/
>Weekly News in Slow French
https://www.newsinslowfrench.com/
>Learn French with RFI
https://savoirs.rfi.fr/fr
>Duolingo
https://www.duolingo.com/course/fr/en/Learn-French-Online
>Anki: Friendly, intelligent flash cards.

https://apps.ankiweb.net/
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Podcasts

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
https://www.dancarlin.com/product/hardcore-history-62-supernova-in-the-east-i/
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Driving, drives, joyrides, cars

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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carnivorous plants

i'm looking forward to get one of those mainly for practical purpose (killing insects) but before i'd like to know if they're reliable as such or if it's just a myth. i heard the drosera species was the one that needed the less care and thus was perfect for beginners.
if anyone has experience with those plants feel free to share your knowledge
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TV Television shows

This thread will be for discussing all television shows, series and miniseries

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_in_American_television#Programs_debuting_in_2020
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tea thread

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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Military Thread

Really just anything military repeated that looks or is interesting. I will start off with a sdkfz 2 that was used for many roles during and post ww2, such as farming,troop movement,wire laying,medical gear,etc
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Dreams and Lucidity

Lucid dreaming: the art of telling your dreams they're your dreams and are thus supposed to do what you want them to.

Anyone else here keeping a dream journal, trying to become lucid or having achieved lucidity?
I've been trying for a few years, but never could muster the discipline to record my dreams and regularly do reality checks.
For anyone else, though, these were the resources I've used:

https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Lucid_Dreaming
http://cosmiciron.blogspot.com/2013/01/senses-initiated-lucid-dream-ssild_16.html
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Tabletop Rpg Thread

Has anyone read 5e's fucking Ravenloft?
Just some of the horrid shit in it:
>Strahd's played off as what amounts to Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Angelus levels of edge, literally feels nothing and seemingly has no interests above the usual, though not for the same Bram Stoker's Dracula tier reasons, Literally just wants Tatanya as if a meaningless trophy on his belt
>These dumb faggots made it so that Strahd wants to turn whatsherface not into a vampire bride, or hell, even a true vampire, BUT VAMPIRE SPAWN (You know, sniveling wall crawling nosebleed assface monster vamps?)
>Tatanya's a nigger
>The reincarnation is a nigger
>Strahd's wives are niggers
>Nigger Mayor of a town surrounding the land
>Evil white "everything is fine man"
>Strahd's a Bisexual sodomite degenerate with two male consorts to boot
>Made Barovians "Diverse"
>Made Strahd's conquering of the land sound tyrannical as fuck and less just
>Made it so that Some have Barovians have souls and some don't because of 5e's ravenloft being in a private demiplane, stopping newborn bodies from getting souls, in a piss-poor attempt to mimick the Old demiplanes of dread thing where some residents are literally just NPCs made by the powers, even though this makes no sense to anyone who's had to deal with Gulthias in 3.5 and Ashradorn in the whole Soul font thing with the ban on unborn souls in lore, so these people should be getting souls, because otherwise the demiplane would have to deny all positive energy for this shit to even remotely work
>All done because they're too lazy to redo the demiplanes of dread just like before,
>Strahd now heals for 20 in his fast heal
>Mongrel Men are the results of Racemixing past the half-race stage suffer for it, check their description and it's fucking played off as a good thing despite them being ugly mutants beyond redemption in their racial descriptions, the self-unawareness is real

This is why warhammer roleplay and castle drachenfels will always be superior
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Comics General

Favorite comic?

Favorite author?

Favorite cartoonist?

Favorite character?
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Gardening Thread

This year most of my plants (zucchinis, strawberries, cucumbers) got messed up with the heat waves, tomatoes are really the only thing I have left. I don't want summer to end, going back to eating store vegetables and fruit is soul crushing. Not much money so no fancy organic food.

Do you garden? How long? What plants?
How do you deal with having to go back to tasteless store vegetables during winter?
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Cooking with depression

I keep eating ready meals which are starting to taste stale and I can't imagine the lack of nutrients and fresh ingredients being beneficial for my health. Also it's expensive.

People will tell you that cooking is easy but I have so little energy that I can't even get myself to follow those cooking recipes that require many steps and different ingredients.

I tried just eating frozen vegetables with salt and butter but they taste bland like that. Tried to improve it with some premade sauces but they all taste terrible.

So anyone got some REALLY easy to make meals?
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videos about philosophy

here we go
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Audiobooks thread

Post good (spoken) books in this thread.

I'll start with the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. Such a good narration.
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Fantasy book series thread

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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Bicycles

Bicycles ~ good for getting around short distances easily.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDbNe3mS0aw
Or when the power goes out..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW79QxVbCgY
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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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Shortwave Radio

Don't know if we've ever had thread even though it seems like a very wizardly hobby. I bought a really cheap tecsun but i could only get a couple channels, two spanish (cuban?) ones and some mainstream new channels. Not sure if spending more money would help or if I should try a different area. I've been told the hobby is completly dead but looking on reddit and forums it looks like there's still some activity
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Economics Thread

Post anything related to economics here


Empire and Economics: The Long History of Debt-Cancelation from Antiquity to Today

>Join Dr. Michael Hudson, New Testament Scholar Dr. Aliou Niang and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Biblical Scholar and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, for a discussion on the history of debt and what it means for our context today. Moderated by Shailly Gupta Barnes and the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice.


>Debt plays a central role in upholding the economic and social order of the day. In the US, mounting debt and the crippling financialization of our lives is taken as fact. Our political leaders see no real problem and offer no serious solution. This was not always the case. Throughout antiquity, widespread debt-cancellation was understood as a moral and practical necessity. In a significant new book, …and Forgive Them Their Debts, economist Michael Hudson traces the biblical demand against debt and the long history of economic jubilees. Counter to dominant history and theology, Hudson reveals how the Bible itself is concerned most with the moral failure of economic systems, rather than personal sin.
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Consumption free hobbies

What are some hobbies that don't involve consuming anything? You purchase a 1 time item and very rarely if ever have to replace it. Learning yo-yo tricks would be a consumptionless hobby in this case. There are obviously thinks like whistling or playing the spoons too. The idea is it has to make as little foot print as possible while being something you can develop and grow at. Drawing wouldn't count because you need paper.
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Motorcycles

All motorcycle discussion goes in this thread. Do you own a motorcycle? Do you want to own one in the future? Tell us your stories.
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cosmology+physics

Im studying the depths of/the forbidden science:cyclical cosmology,determinism,biological history(medea theory,bacterial humanity)
My goal is to build a comprehensive world-view able to stand its own against a religion creed.
The main issues to adress are;
>origin,role of,and fate of,conciousness
>origin and end of the universe/s
>Life:origins and porpouse

so far im going down the quantum immortality/kardashev scale futurism rabbit hole,im solidly convinced of cyclical universe. I just dont know if immortality would be bolztmannian,simulated,quantum or poincare-recurrent.
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Favorite recipe thread? Today I tried adding an egg and frozen veggies to the rice in my rice maker. I've done frozen veggies before which turn out fine, it just steams it. But I wonder how the egg will be. It's cooking now.
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buying an armor to train in

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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Interesting countries to visit

As the several traveling threads prove, there are plenty of wizards who are curious about the world. Here, we talk about our traveling wishes and interests in a more abstract and general sense. What countries have you visited? What were your experiences? What countries are you curious about visiting and why? Any particular place you'd avoid like the plague? It doesn't matter if your traveling ideas are realistic or not, just share what interests you.

I was personally always more intrested in the more obscure and mysterious places that you never see on TV, and how people live there. Some islands in the middle of nowhere, certain African countries with an unremarkable present but a cool history, the mountain villages of Tibet, stuff like that. I've travelled around Europe a bit and was shocked how big a difference in culture there is between countries so close by, in the countless details of culture, food, architecture, people's temperament, and so on. I'm hoping to save up enough for a trip to Asia and/or Africa. There's a lot to experience out there.
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Unusual subsets of hobbies

Anyone else who enjoys bizzarre / unusual / personal angles on otherwise turbonormie hobbies?

In the past few years I've taken to cultivating mandrakes. Have enough to poison a small nighborhood if I wanted, but I mostly enjoy their flowers and the minimal care they require, They're basically weeds, like me.
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Does anyone here do deadlifts? I'm thinking about working to get a god-tier deadlift. My first goal is to make it up to 405lbs deadlift and then see how far I can take it from there. Right now I can do 255 for 5x5. Any wizbros here with tips?

Right now I'm 80 lbs overweight and need to stop eating so much food. The problem is I'm addicted to food and since I'm a 28 year old virgin, it's not like I have much else to do so it's gonna be hard to cut back on the food. Does anyone also have tips on how to feel full and not feel the need to eat food?
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Photography

Recently I've been getting into photography. I've found that after doing so, I perceive moments in different ways. Things simultaneously seem more transient, yet more permanent. It's a sensation that's difficult to describe, except to say that I am more 'aware' of the moments around me. For obvious reasons I have avoided urban areas, but in terms of landscapes and natural shots, it is quite peaceful.

Any photography hobbyists here?
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Anyone here grow mushrooms or take them before?

I remember posting back on /wiz/ about a year ago about my experience with mushrooms and people were really interested. Though that time I bought them off the darknet markets, this time I am growing them. First image is my current grow, second image is not mine but where they will be likely be within 5 days, 3rd image is the innoculated jars.

Essentially what you do is sterilise brown rice flour (BRF) in a small masonry jar by way of pressure cooker. You then take the sterilise jars out, add psilocybin mushroom spores which can be bought online from USA in the clearnet no trouble as you just say they're for microscopy purposes.

Once you colonise the jars with spores you keep them warm and away from sunlight for two weeks. Inside the jars the spores will create mycelium and eventually turn the entire jar into a big fungi mass. You take this out, place it in a terrarium and keep the humidity high and the light low and the mushrooms come out within a week (where I am at the moment).

cont.
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Hobbies that don't deserve their own thread

Every other board has their own /general/ and it might be better to post about little known hobbies here, rather than have a new thread that gets 2 replies.

How about horseback riding?
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Wizards' Dream Log

I'm having so many dreams lately, if there's a time to start working on a dream journal again this is it. Let's make this a dreamlog where we can share and maybe comment on each others dreams/nightmares. The more you write down your dreams, the more you can retain and remember them.
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Hobby burn out

What do you do when none of your hobbies are fun any more? Where it feels like you're just going through the motions because that's just what you do?
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what language are you learning and what tools do you use to learn it?
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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
>he's the modern day Luger but if they actually made him the top guy
>is an arrogant, conceited prick who doesn't care about the business
>leeches off his family heritage
>tries to act cool and tough on Twitter but always gets BTFO by everyone
>has one of the weakest looking Spears in history
>devalues every belt, feud, promo, storyline he touches
>took the US and IC belts as a demotion and pouted
>has ruined FOUR WrestleManias in a row
>Cena owned him so hard that Roman was legit mad
> https://youtu.be/36cLMYMrOTk nuff said
>drug addict
>injury prone and always sick
>gives Vince alot of grief to deal with
>always gets sick or hurt at the worst times like the SHIELD reunion
>SHIELD reunion flopped hard because of him
>turned people away in record numbers
>the ratings and attendances dropped to dangerously low numbers with him as top guy
>failed at football
>should be called the little dog
>ugly merchandise
>had to wear contacts to hide his shit brown eyes
>is worshipped like a god in India because he's almost the same shit color as them
>all the old school minds and wrestlers think he's terrible
>has drawn the ire of social media and the rest of the world since day one
>booked way too strong
>the attempts to get him cheered through plants and manipulation is embarrassing
>the attempts to make him sympathetic is laughably bad
>even Vince is tired of him, only HHH seems to be horny for him still
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conspiracy theories/extremely abnormal philosophies

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 healthily off of sunlight, positive thoughts and positive vibrations sent from other people alone, and never have to eat a physical meal ever again.

Just some examples of non-political theories, you do not have to discuss these in particular.
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Miscellaneous Creative Output Crawl Thread Mk. I

>What
A thread to post about things you've built, altered, summoned, or conjured in to existence - where the process of which isn't covered by an existing thread.

>Why

Sometimes wizards will create something and wish to share it, but no thread related to the process exists. They may not wish to create a new thread due to /hob/'s slow nature and tradition of keeping threads alive for as long as possible. Making what he did may also not necessarily be a hobby of his, but he may want feedback from fellow wizards regardless.

>But

If you wish to make a new thread for your creative hobby, then by all means do! But swing by here occasionally to see what other wizards are making too!
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Painting / art

Can we have a thread to share, analyze and discuss paintings?

I want to know more about this world. After reading Schopenhauer's brilliant work (The World as Will and Representation) I've developed a deep respect for art and artists that I didn't have before and I want to know more about this world.

Feel free to share and talk about your favorite artists and what they mean to you.

https://www.wikiart.org/
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PC Building

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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/mg/ - Minimalism General

For discussing software and hardware minimalism.

>What is computing minimalism?

http://www.linfo.org/unix_philosophy.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_philosophy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimalism_(computing)

>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
Crux, Void, GuixSD, FreeBSD, SourceMage
>Autistic minimal
Gentoo, Alpine, OpenBSD, LFS
>Most sane minimal
Arch Linux, Debian (netinst)

>Useful links

Suckless: https://suckless.org/rocks
Cat-v.org: http://harmful.cat-v.org/software/
Window Managers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_X_window_managers
Without Systemd: http://without-systemd.org/wiki/index.php/Arguments_against_systemd
Alternatives to Bloatware: https://github.com/mayfrost/guides/blob/master/ALTERNATIVES.md

>Website development

http://werc.cat-v.org/
https://learnbchs.org/
http://motherfuckingwebsite.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tefielQeHZY

Minimalism is not a lack of something. It's simply the perfect amount of something.
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Woodcarving

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij9KXgiyDAc

Thought you guys might like this
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anyone who learns ALL language as hobbies?

hi im trying to pick up languages like tagalog, japanese, vietnamese, mandarin, cantonese, thai, korean as i find their culture and world interesting
but in literature and technical sense of the language i find it very troubling to learn… anyone has suggestions if you ve professionally learn these languages?
im trying to reach business level of it.
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Any Wiz here interested in Stocks? I've been having fun on a practice account with questrade building my own portfolio that simulates the actual stock market with pretend money. I do have a couple hundred saved up that I'm thinking of investing sometime soon as well. When I signed up for the account I just used a fake name and throwaway e-mail, and for the phone number I used questrades very own support number.
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Ancient languages

Does anyone else here like learning ancient languages? Latin, Ancient Greek, Sanskrit, Old English, Ancient Hebrew, Ancient Egyptian, Babylonian, Aramaic, Classical Chinese, Old Norse, are but a few.
I've only started somewhat recently, but it has becomea really enjoyable thing to do for me.
I think this kind of hobby fits really nice with a wizzie, for it is largely detached from the world of men, the kind of subject that the great majority would see no point at all in learning. The field is not polluted with noisy stupid normales. In a way it feels like a monk's kind of scholarship, and a body of knowledge that the busy world of money does not care for and which is kept going by a small community of nerds if you will. One particularly nice feature of this, is that while you /could/ do it profitably, you don't actually have to worry about fads and currents or it being marketable or not ( as opposed to, say, learning Fortran), leaving you at leisure to enjoy without worry of the language being obsolete (it already is by definition!)
Also you get to learn related stuff such as history, geography… And it is really satisfying getting to read (with a glossary at hand) really old texts. Also really useful for those who study theology. Particularly Biblic hebrew, Koine Greek, Aramaic.
I think this hobby in particular is different enough from general language learning to warrant it's own thread.

Anyway, do you? What languages and cultures are of interest to you? I am currently struggling with Attic Greek and Sanskrit, especially the latter, the alphabet of which is particularly hard to master!
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Business and Corporations thread

Lets have a thread discussing business, corporations , companies and all aspects around them. Including news, mergers, rumors, history and legal cases.

I found the whole saga of movie pass interesting, although its largely old news now.
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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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Comfy films with little dialogue

Just watched this film and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Had wide shots of landscape, tension built in through silence rather than dialogue.
What other films manage to use environmental sounds to immerse you in another world, and also use silence in an impactful way?
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farming & agriculture

Been getting tired of depending on corporate America providing for me, I want to get into farming and gardening, saving my money and resources to eventually build a self sufficient farm so I can fully sequester myself from modern culture.

Thing is, I'm an idiot and I know nothing about farming, how to do it, how to get started, stuff that I could start at home to accustom myself to the lifestyle. I'm relatively fit but have no knowledge, any pointers would be much appreciated.
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History Thread

Lets talk history.

I'll start it off with Danton insulting Robespierre for being a virgin

https://youtu.be/u-b7Rtu-nuk?t=2559
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Meditation Thread

How has your mediatation been going?
What have you realized about the nature of consciousness?
Do not you meditate like the impenetrable black building or the clear white building?
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Ainulindalë

I'm making a big compilation of calming fantasy music and art; it's multi-part and arranged by the gods of the Silmarillion and their different elements and moods. The complete playlist will be 30+ hours long

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfVg4rq8f5Zerm7MVSxi6XN5NnFPe0NDx
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Is speed-reading a meme?

Have any wizzies mastered this art or it this simply a normtrend in order to sell books? (ironically)

When we think about why we read and how we retain information, we must break it down into:
> - Topics
> - Techniques
> - Arguments
> - Conclusions

There may be more categories but that on a basic level will give you the information you retain from a book.

So is speed-reading just spooky or can it reliably reduce my book reading time down to a single day for 300+ pages?
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Movie Thread

The last movie thread has reached the bump limit.
Previous thread:
>>48820
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Draw Thread 6

Since Nr. 5 is on auto-sage a new one is in order.


I tried drawing the opening scene from 雪国 earlier today. It's a train compartment if you can't tell My linework is still shoddy, the human figure eludes me and the perspective was hard but it turned out ok I think.
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One thing that interests me as a NEET are people who can dedicate long hours towards a hobby.

Does anyone know of any youtube channels, blogs, etc. where the author does this?

I'm talking about 10 hours a day and consistent.

I'm not talking about 10 hours a day, only on weekends.

I'm not talking about someone who's "passionate", but only 2-3 hours a day.

Time spent is the most important thing for me.

I really like this type of obsessive behavior.

If anyone knows anything like this please post it in this thread.
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chess thread

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?
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Am looking for interesting/good twitter accounts

anything really even if its just art/illustration pages I also would like some historical/intellectual related pages too
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Educational Youtube videos

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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STEM Science Technology Math

STEM Science Technology Engineering Math topics thread

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_emerging_technologies
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Lego

What? Really? Nobody likes Lego here? I thought this was a popular hobby, especially among our kind. For me? Its the Time Twisters.
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READING Thread

I didn't notice the last one is on auto-sage.

Finally finished Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Took me a year I think to get to end of it, this isn't the kind of book you can read normally, I had to stop to take breaks, sometimes I put it down for months. It isn't about comprehension, I understood what Nietzsche was saying in most cases. It is the lyrical form that annoyed me, lots of poems and songs in this one.
As for what I read: I agree and disagree. There are things which he hit spot on, like pity being harmful and focusing on this life on Earth instead of nonsensical tales about after lives. But the idea of eternal recurrence is just plain idiotic, I think it stems from Christianity still or other oriental religions, death is the end of it and that's all - no matter how you try to name it: Heaven, reincarnation or eternal recurrence it is just a pathetic hope that death isn't final. Actually, Nietzsche's thought process reminds me of Christianity in many ways, ironically: like praising suffering, not being content with hedonism, the idea that life is eternal, the Overman basically just replacing God etc.etc. Seems like a twisted and "negative form" of Christianity. Well, that is just my own two cents. I'm no expert on philosophy.
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Computer architecture and circuit design

I'm certain there isn't a thread about this, so I'm going to make one myself.

Recently I've finally been learning about something very interesting to me, and that is HOW computers work on a physical level. I just love how simple switches can combine into such a massive, logical system and look beautiful as well. However I've reached the point where I'm going to need to do a deep dive into the methods behind machine code level programming. I've half-copied, half-reverse engineered basic circuits to force myself to understand it as intimately as possible. Still amazed at how a simple XOR gate can act as an inverter. Last thing I did was cut down a conditional adder from 30 gates to just 10 gates, 7 if you exclude OR buffers.

Anyone know any books or resources on machine code and architecture design?
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Philosophy Thread: 2nd Treatise

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.

http://plato.stanford.edu/published.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unsolved_problems_in_philosophy

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?

Are morals culturally relative?

Can suicide be rationally justified?

Do categories objectively exist?

Is there such a thing as universal human nature?

Whats more important consequences or good intentions?

Are ideas determined by material conditions?

Empiricism vs Rationalism

Continental vs Analytic Philosophy

Is knowledge socially situated or objective?

Is there such a thing as historical progress?

How do I know that other humans have self-consciousness?

What is the well-lived Wizard life?
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Good children's books?

Post children's books that you like
pic related and everything by Mark twin is recommendable
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Digital Privacy Thread

Thread dedicated to digital and internet privacy talk.

Recommend literature and software, discuss any news on the topic, provide advice.

In this day and age when the presence of Big Brother, be it governments or corporations, is particularly felt, I'm ashamed to admit I possess an utterly basic knowledge of everything related to privacy and protecting your identity on the Internet.
Personally, I'm not computer-savvy, but would like to know more about any privacy measures and what goes into them. If anyone could provide good resources on the matter I'd appreciate it.
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Cannabis Cultivation Thread

Anyone here grow autoflowers?

Is switching from 20/4 to 18/6 by late flower beneficial? Will I encounter issues? Will it do anything at all? Wanted some growers input on this.
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Introverted Languages

For the longest time, I have been on again/off again been trying to learn French, and only realize how terrible I am at it and how little I've come. I have been able to learn a language before (Spanish), but there I had a lot of direct help from my grandmother whom I could speak with.

Given my failure in French, but success in Spanish, I started thinking about why I succeeded in one but failed at another. I was >20 when I learned both. Both are romance languages. So what was the difference? The main one I can think of was my grandmother. I really think that was the central reason why I succeeded in one and failed in the other.

This got me thinking about the kinds of advantages chad extroverts have over introverted wizards in learning languages, which also got me thinking about the pic related. If English speakers have certain languages they find easier, is it entirely unreasonable that there would be certain languages that would be ideal for a wizard to learn? I would think such a language would have at least the following features:

- What you write is what you pronounce (e.g. "through" "threw" "thorough" "rough" in English).
- The pronunciation doesn't have insane rules (e.g., all the disappearing consonants in French).
- The language isn't chock-full of idioms.
- I don't have a good word for this, but the language does have a lot of 'allegorical vocabulary.' For example, how you'd say "A leaf of paper" instead of "A sheet of paper" in French does me in. I put this here because this is almost certainly something you'd have incredible difficulty picking up if you were trying to learn a language from reading.
- 'socially-dependent' grammar. Like 'vous/tu' or 'usted/tu.' From what I hear, Japanese is crazy about this to an extent that it makes the entire language almost impossible (https://lucylou.tumblr.com/post/966986488/richard-feynman-on-learning-japanese/amp).

I would think things like the difficulty of the grammar, the order of subjects/verb/objects/adjectives, etc. would not be as important.

Does this seem reasonable? What do you think might be a 'chart of difficulty' of languages for wizards and introverts to learn?