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Desktop Thread

Post your desktop
I want to see what wizards desktops look like and what they use as a daily driver.

I use Debian GNU/Linux with a full suckless setup
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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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Drawing Thread 8

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.

last thread
>>54932
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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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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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Movie thread

The last movie thread has reached the bump limit. Previous thread: >>54641
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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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Poetry thread

Not sure if a poetry thread exists. Post good poetry, please. Even stories like the one listed are accepted. This book is about an intemperate man who struggles with emotions.
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what language are you learning and what tools do you use to learn it?
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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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Cartoon Thread #7

A thread for those who enjoy and wish to discuss animation and animation related stuff from places that aren't Japan.
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Cooking Thread II

Piss-off-your-mom-being-in-kitchen-all-day-and-not-cleaning edition

Last thread: >>26323

Recipe links:
http://ck.booru.org/index.php
http://www.wikihow.com/Category:Recipes
http://www.goodeatsfanpage.com/gefp/episodebyorder.htm
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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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What are the most autistic hobbies? The most hardcore and obscure interests that a normalfag can never hope to penetrate? I don't mean retarded lolcow shit, but things that require study or have a technical bent. Pic related kind of, that's the sort of stuff I'm getting at.
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Programming v4

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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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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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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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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Comics General

Favorite comic?

Favorite author?

Favorite cartoonist?

Favorite character?
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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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Psychology and Psychiatry

Here we don't primarily talk about our personal experiences (there's /dep/ for that) but post informative and educational videos and share interesting articles and/ or books about the topics.

Also feel free to discuss whatever topic regarding both disciplines comes to mind, from certain mental illnesses to the general merit of psychology and psychiatry.
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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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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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Virtual reality

Dunno if this belongs on /games/ or not, but lets have a VR thread. Does anyone own a VR headset? I've been looking to get one. I heard the quest 2 is good and also cheap but the faceberg account requirement is super off putting. Anyone have experience here?
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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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Fighting/Combat sports/ Martial arts

Any other wizards into combat sports?
I have done Krav Maga (2 years); it was ok but I can see why people say it’s overrated. Did some BJJ at an MMA gym but it was expensive as fuck. Boxing was the best so far; nothing has tested my fitness, strength, timing and precision like boxing. Class was always all male.

Really want to try Muay Thai. What other fighting styles are wizards into?
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Game Development

Think I'll stop playing games so much and make my own. I always think I could make better games than the ones I play.

I'm starting small, a text-based life simulation game. I'll probably implement it in javascript/html, release it public domain. What's important to begin with is the game design.

Share ideas if you will. Here are some ideas I've fished from the bottom of my mind:
>strategically navigate life or let life take you for a rice
>many factors you have no control over
>more procedurally generated content than you can even experience: you are a drop in a bucket
>cheating turned into game mechanics: like how Caves of Qud has potions of precognition that are functionally saving, I want there to be a way within game mechanics to do things that might be fun to do cheating.
>simulated economies and societies
>somehow I want morality to evolve like it does in nature
>perhaps you have limited control of your character because the player character has his own mind you have to deal with

Regarding processing things:
>a "reality bubble" where things are fully processed
>at least one more level of processing where things are processed to a lesser extent
>a "catch-up" system where things outside of the reality bubble are processed when they enter the reality bubble, e.g. if a fire were started somewhere but that place left the reality bubble when you return later it uses cellular automata to judge how the fire would spread. That's just an example, this game will probably be only text. A more relevant example would be your character leaving some country then coming back and npcs experience "catch up" simulating their lives while they were outside of the reality bubble
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How to find a new hobby?

What do you do when you have no interest in your current hobbies but want to some hobby time?

Can we have a thread about new and interesting hobbies you discover even if you don't do them?
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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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Fanfiction

Any of you write fanfiction or get into it at all? Any that you've found that you'd like to share?

…as for myself, I tend to be to embarrassed to share any of it, even on forums. It's a closet hobby of mine.
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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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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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diesel heater from china

expert poverty timing has happened! i bought this diesel heater for living the glorious van life and just 3 days after i bought it, the thing became 15€ more expensive. i think a few months ago it was even cheaper.

i bought it for 165€ now is 180€. apparently during the summer they sell them for less. also there is no reason to buy this on amazon because it is only more expensive there…

apparently a lot of people swear by these china heaters and are frothing from the mouth talking about it because is so awesome. heats a lot while burning a little amount of diesel fuel. in the winter when it is almost freezing, these will make the truck warm for less then 0,1 liter of diesel per hour. that's nothing.

the price is still an absolute joke it seems and there are cheaper models and no good reason to buy my slightly upgraded version.

i have not tried it yet, will try it, not sure when but i want to continue to just park the car someplace during the day and work on the laptop and skate. very exciting technology!
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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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found this nice skater video from 1988, maybe somewizardelse might enjoy it.
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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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singing

Recently I have been learning to sing from YouTube videos. It's extremely satisfying to hit high notes and sing basic melodies right. The hobby is free to do and with only minimal practice you can get a lot out of it.

Since it can be embarrassing starting my approach is to mask the noise with a white noise machine. I normally practice my singing at night time when the norms are least active. I'd say the noise level volume is a little over talking volume which should be okay but I'd still prefer not to be overheard by my room mate.

Any wizards into singing?
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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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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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anyone making money off their hobbies?

subject says it all. i want to make money doing something i love instead of being a wagecuck (don't we all?), but i have no idea how to monetize my art or my skills. some people might say "don't do it for the money" but i'd really want to get paid to do something actually worthwhile.
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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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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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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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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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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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/wizbrew/

Got two batches of beer brewing. Both are wheat malt, hops and cherries. Using wild yeast from cherries, hopefully Sacchoromyces. Malted the wheat myself (sprouted then dried in sun) and got cherries from my own cherry tree. I expect them to be sour beers but I'm not sure tasting them so far.

Right I started the 21st and left on 22nd. The left will probably fill with yeast cloud tomorrow and the cherries will float. The right one I only boiled until the wort changed color and smelled cause I just spontaneously made it after procrastinating after making the malt a couple months ago. I only had a fundamental understanding of brewing. The left one I boiled the hops for an hour and the malt a bit longer. That's why it isn't all the way full, too much boiled out. I'm probably gonna drink right after a week and left after a month or two.

Its pretty hot and sunny lately, tomorrow I'll start sprouting more grains I have and then malt them.

Gonna make mead soon. Reading the ancient way (which I trust more than modern ways - ignore modern schizo nonsense about sanitation, you don't need special soaps or airlocks), they used either years old rain water or boiled spring water. The yeast need nutrients beyond honey so I don't think I can just use tap water. My tap water in particular I know is soft (few minerals). I'm gonna age the mead at least 2-3 months.
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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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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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E-Readers

Anyone use one of these? Are the newer, bigger ones worth it if I have an old Kindle with a keyboard? Mostly want bigger size.
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Hobbies.

I have always loved the beautiful and relaxing hobby and tradition of writing letters to express a message. Its forms may be varied but the essence is the same. Undoubtedly something very human.

What do you think? And, do you also like to write letters or any subject related to writing?

A cordial regards.
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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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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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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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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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Do you wizards like hiking?

I love nature! No people, only birds chirping and trees rustling when the wind blowing through them.
Sometimes a lonely creek flowing humbly, making it's way towards the river.
2020 sucked for hiking I hope I can go again this year.
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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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Japanese anime movies pre-2000

Hey everyone, i've recently got into a watching loop of pre-2000s anime movies. There's of course the well known Ghost in the Shell, or Akira for instance but there's plenty of them that are actually quite good. I know a lot of wiz here are into animes in general, so what would you suggest? I'm espescially looking for hidden pearls.
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Before the Seventh Generation

What games released for sixth generation consoles (PS2/GC/Xbox/DC) and younger (SNES/Genesis/PS1/N64/Saturn/etc.) do you think were the best, and are ones you would suggest?
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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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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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Canoeing

Any wizards into Canoeing? Just bought myself a Peterborough Wooden Handcrafted canoe and about to test this out on a ride. I've had a straw one before this to see if I'll like the hobby or not, and I ended up having lots of fun with it.
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Growing Cannabis

Anyone else grow? Thinking about it? Ask me anything if you're interested. Right now I'm growing 4 Sour Cookies that ended up all being widely different phenos.
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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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how to come up with lots of (good) script for your comic? i think i have the characters and setup but i dont know if my texts are placed nicely against each other or just anything

how should i measure this especially since we cant just pull back bad comics i hope to make one consistently good run
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Woodcarving

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

Thought you guys might like this
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Drinking Thread

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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/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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/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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Coin Collecting (Numismastics)

Let's have a thread on it! In the US at least, there's a lot of neat stuff to find even if you're not into it that much. For example, all quarters & dimes dated 1964 and earlier are made of 90% silver.
I'm surprised that there wasn't a thread about this already. Post your hoard if you wish.
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Wizard Animators

Just watched a Shawn Keller interview last night, and I have to say, he's quite possibly one of the most wizardly animators alive today.
>60+ year old virgin
>A man that has no need for *o*en, only making cartoons
>He can pump out a completed professional 11 minute cartoon in under a month, something an entire studio takes 10 months to make
>Dude's been around the oldschool comic fetish/furfag communities before even usenet existed, got fucked over by furries he was kind enough to help out, but still forgives them, like a wizardly furry Jesus
The interview's still up on YouTube, and they're going to be doing another one today at 3:25pm EST. It'll be streamed here cytu(dot)be(slash)r(slash)mlp-con2
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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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Anyone here make their own clothes? I want to get into this mainly because it's so hard to find clothes that fit me.
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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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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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Recommend Based youtube/bitchute channels all kinds are allowed

pic related Asha logos
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Meditation

How does one meditate? I want to try it, but I’m not quite sure how to go about it. I have tried somewhat before but I didn’t get much out of it.
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Have you considered Satanism?

I had gone to a Xian school and to church on and off as an adult. Somwhere during that time I was on this thing called Youtube and it led me to atheism. I eventually found my way to agnostcism, that we can't/don't know, an non-anthropic God entity, etc. I currently listen to the Xian street preachers and "feel drawn to the spirit". This is a spirit of fear, either of God or Satan. For clarity, I'm not dismissing that fear. Instead, it is what has led me to seek the LHP.

Watching the movie "The Exorcist" gave me a sense of fear. To me, it is like the Chinese food that is commercially popular. It may not be authentic, but it is at least different. The sense of fear and anxiety that I expereinced watching that movie for the first time did not really compare to anything Xian. More to the point, I actually saw the movie, whereas I only imagined Hell.

I happen to think that what happened to Regan is possible. I have come across with I would guess are not very effective methods of protection such as placing a piece of silver on the Ouija board, not letting it spell Zozo or go in 8s, carrying it in a black bag and…not doing it by yourself.

At this point, because of having done what I consider good spiritual practices, and having renewed my interest in Xianity prior to considering Satanism, I don't know what to do with myself spiritually. I don't have the knowledge or experience to say I'm ready to go in this direction. However, I've grown weary of online forums and non-Spiritual research in general. That is to say, there is an element of secularism even in researching Spiritual things, and at this point I am seriously considering doing a "Hail Mary" and messing with the Ouija boord (by myself) and perhaps other Occult/Magick practices.

I don't know how popular the chad/beta ranking is on this board but let me just say if you are not a chad then magick could be your way out of being beta.

Also, I acknowledge I received a warning.
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Movie Thread

The last movie thread has reached the bump limit. Previous thread: >>51494
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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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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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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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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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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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Quantum Computing

D-Wave has been offering a free minute of quantum computation if you sign up with them. I've been playing around doing toy problems on it. This stuff really does amaze me. I've been playing around for juts the past couple weeks on one of these systems, and I believe the hype. What do you guys think about quantum computing?

Btw, I mentioned this in the Minecraft/Minetest thread (>>/games/52987), but Qiskit has been interesting for me to play around with.
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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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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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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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SAKs, Multitools, Knives and EDC

Any fellow enthusiasts here? I'm into wood carving and metal working stuff and like anything related to knives and multitools or EDC related stuff. I personally have a Victorinox Climber and a cheap chinese Multitool plier and that's enough for my uses. Also have a generic fixed blade knife that I learned to use for different stuff like wood carving, opening cans and other home stuff. I mostly use them at home when doing stuff in my garden

>SAK Wiki

https://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php

>Multitool wiki

https://wiki.multitool.org/tiki-index.php