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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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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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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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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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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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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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Movie Thread

The last movie thread has reached the bump limit.
Previous thread:
>>48820
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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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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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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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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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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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what language are you learning and what tools do you use to learn it?
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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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Poker

Poker is a hobby right? Here we discuss anything about Poker, personal experience, how to play, which is the best poker service, poker variants, books, videos, trivia etc.

I am very new to this game so I don't have much to share in terms of knowledge or tips. I like the activity itself, I can spend hours at the same table. Am playing on pokerstars, 2$ stakes for now, ran very good the last days making some profit. Also thinking about going for higher stakes. But before that I want to learn more theory. Whould you recommend books or the Internet for learning?
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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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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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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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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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/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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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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Weapons Thread

New thread.
Discuss all weapons, modern and ancient, projectile and non-.
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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Drinking my feels away

Drinking is a hobby right.

Please enlighten me alcoholic anons: how the fuck can you guys do that shit so often?

Whenever I get drunk all I do is feel tired and I'm either too drunk or too sober to enjoy it so how the hell do you get the balance right?

Also, what do you guys do when you're drunk and how long does it last?
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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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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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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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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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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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Blogs

>inb4 blogs are for succubi

Some will frown on this, but I've been thinking of just starting a blog instead of dumping my usual blog style posts here on wizchan. Maybe making a blog and then curating it could be a new little hobby for me to do. Are blogs hard to set-up? I'm really not sure how much content I could generate, or things I could say, at least outside of just talking about myself. I make a fair amount of blog posts on wizchan each year, but it's usually from back and forth talk with other wizards, with them asking me questions and such about my life. I'd consider myself a depressive and a hermit, so most of my most posts would basically be centered around my existence as such. Would I eventually just get some people trolling me at some point for that? Do other wizards have blogs? Are they just empty, or did you eventually get a couple people who read what you write? To be honest, I'm most worried about the privacy aspect. All my posts would also be visible, unlike an imageboard, which would be a bit oppressive as well. I've had a couple wizards here and there over the years recommend to me, in a good way, that I should start a blog. I don't know. Maybe it'd help me further develop my writing, or something. Or maybe I'd attract a couple individuals who enjoy reading what I have to say and are people I could maybe become online friends with. I've never had any online friends, so that would be just as good an outcome as I could hope for really. Even if those 2 things don't happen and it's just a dead corner that no ever knows about or finds, it'd probably still be nice to keep a blog, if only for myself. The only blog I ever really followed or knew about was the now defunct "Say No To Life" blog, by the pseudo-anonymous user known as Karl. In his case, he mostly just went on about pessimism/efilism/antinatalism, or just the general ways the world is insane, but was mostly reticent when talking about himself. In my case I think I'd be the opposite. I'd mostly just talk about myself and maybe occasionally segue into stuff like that. I guess someone could say both approaches are bad, but I did enjoy reading Karl's blog before he just deleted all of it one day. Knowing I can just delete and nuke everything is kind of nice though.
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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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Map Thread

Lets have some maps

History, demographics, cartograms. I find distorted maps very interesting as a lot of times, geography and land don't tell the whole story. So having it distorted by population or GDP can be much more educational to the reality of power
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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web development

Anybody know anything about secure web hosting? I want to make a forum and host it in Singapore so I don't have to worry about shit but how does places like 8chan have trouble with DMCA and terrorism (like Brenton Tarrant and the El Paso shootings) when they could just host overseas or on TOR?

Not a pirate/hacker/pedophile/terrorist/nazi or anything I just don't want somebody to post or upload something that will bite me in the ass for not having draconian moderation policies.
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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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Ethnography

General ethnographic talk. I'll start with why this has interested me.

A year or so ago I was looking for obscure nations to play in EUIV, and settled on the Ainu. It was a really interesting game and I ended up getting obsessed with the Ainu for some time. I especially found the whole 'bear cult' aspect really interesting for some reason. Also, the though of having a very rare or almost extinct language is something I find exciting. From then on, I'd play EUIV for some obscure nation, and end up reading a bunch about them.

At this moment in time, I would like to study a culture/ethnic group that has the following traits:
-They're Natives/aboriginals
-Their music is not "ayaya"+drums (I'd prefer throat singers atm)
-Weird religion/mythology. I'd love this thread to be filled with discussion of this. I've been reading about how some eskimo think the northern lights are made of souls and for whatever reason I find that neat.
-They do not have a weird obsession with tattoos.
-They live somewhere snowy/really cold.

If anyone has any thoughts, please share.
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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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/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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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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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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GunPla

Anywiz here a fan of the good old plastic crack?

I've been collecting for about 3 years now and I haven't regretted it a single bit (save for some exceptionally bad kits)

I enjoyed it when I was younger because of the low skill floor that made it easily accessible, and now that I've learned how to become a better builder I've found some genuine joy in applying my skills and making my own customised kits, my only issue is how much this hobby can cost sometimes, but I think that staving off my depression for an hour or three is worth the price of admission.
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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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videos about philosophy

here we go
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YouTube channel

How's that YouTube channel coming along? I usually don't upload too much and I usually just shitpost in comment sections, but I have a few views and a few subscribers, so that's not bad.
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Tobacco

Anyone else hete that has tobacco as their hobby? I enjoy smoking cigars and pipe tobaccos.
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Recommend Based youtube/bitchute channels all kinds are allowed

pic related Asha logos
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Hand drawn frame by frame animation. Is there anything better for that than Macromedia Flash?
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Solo Traveling

>implying any other kind of traveling would be encouraged here.

I made up my mind. I'm free from wageslaving for about two weeks and I've decided I'll travel somewhere. I'll use a car, and I plan on an approximate one week travel through my country. I haven't picked destinations just yet, still floating some ideas around.

Does anyone have experience with this? Any tips, things I should prepare for, that I should be extra careful with?
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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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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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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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Trailers and Scenes that standalone for Wizos with short attention spans

I know there are already a bunch of movie, tv, cartoon threads. But this thread serves a specific purpose of entertaining ADHD Wizos with clips and trailers that can be enjoyed on their own without investing the time.

I just don't feel like investing 2 hours for a film, or even more for a TV series. I just like killing time browsing around youtube going clip to clip. I feel like I get a good feel for the film just by watching a few clips.

I'll start with this classic trailer

http://www.dorkly.com/post/65034/10-great-trailers-for-ehhhhhh-movies

>A lot of the best trailers tell a little story within itself - here we see sadsack Ben Stiller, who wants so much more out of life, discovering that he can do that. And there's a nice indie-type song over the whole thing (the kind where people are just saying "HEY" for no discernable reason every now and then) and everything looks so heartfelt and personal and amazing. The actual film is pretty weird and bad - and is mostly notable for having the most (and most intrusive) ad placement for a movie in recent memory.


Trailers and clips from films, TV, cartoons that can be enjoyed on their own without context
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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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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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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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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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Google Street View tour of the World

Lets go on a Wizardly tour of the world, using Google Street View. It is truly amazing. Sure there were always National Geographic pictures and stuff. But its not the same as being able to walk around streets at your own direction. This is like something out of science fiction, we take for granted. This is as good as actually being there. And perfect for Wizards who don't actually want the inconvenience of leaving their homes.

You can also post pics and youtube vids from foreign countries too.

You can visit all of the countries here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coverage_of_Google_Street_View
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Superheroes and Capeshit

There couldn't be a more appropriate day to start this thread, seeing as its the anniversary of the 1st ever publication of Superman in Action Comics. The Capeshit that started it all.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_Comics_1#Publication

Seeing as the comics thread has gone in a more high brow direction, I think there is room enough for a thread specifically devoted to Superheroes. DC and Marvel. And these days comics are just a minor aspect of Superheroes; as there is so much more exposure through the cinematic and animated universes.

We can also discuss more off beat aspects of Superheroes, such as the Real Life Superhero movement.

Comics, films, cartoons, TV shows, toys, action figures, lore, old time radio, costumes. Anything associated with Superheroes at all.
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Can't Find a Hobby

It's impossible sticking to a hobby for me, and I wonder if it's the same for you as well. I'm looking for a hobby that I could do everyday or several times a week, and all those fucking hobbies requires money sadly.
The things I like to do (or have interest in) are as follows:

>cycling

Doing it, but it's dangerous because retards on the way are driving me crazy. Also, one cannot go cycling in the rain or bad weather usually.

>mountaineering and trekking

I am interested in mountaineering, but it requires socializing and enrolling to a club. Also, I'm lack of equipment and it's hard to start with free-solo. Trekking seems pretty nice, but it's not an everyday activity.

>reading

I easily get distracted since I have internet addiction and it's so hard to leave my chair in front of the laptop.

Do you feel the same sickness and boredom? I must try something new and see if it works ;_; Any suggestions?
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Architecture

Who else likes architecture?

I've been reading a lot about how buildings and urban planning have developed. Lately I'm particularly thinking about the big break-off between traditional and modernist architecture.

Some interesting reads on the principles of the two big eras of architecture:

Traditional archutecture:

http://www.institute-of-traditional-architecture.org/

Modernist architecture:

https://www.architecture.com/explore-architecture/modernism

Illustrated timeline of styles:

https://gharpedia.com/blog/architectural-styles-through-the-ages/

Big library of references for all kinds of architecture, from different places and times:

http://www.greatbuildings.com/types.html

Architecture is not just how buildings look but also how they are used, and how they affect people's lifestyle. For example, the traditinal "street" has a continuous line of buildings and a mishmash of apartments, shops, offices, and so on. Everything intersects and the street is a place where people go about all kinds of business. You find such streets in most European and Asian oldtowns. I don't think they're common in the US.

The modernist goal was to "kill the street" and use zoning to separate the functions. There are suburbs for living, downtowns for working, shopping centers for shopping, entertainment districts for hanging out, and so on. You notice that most modern buildings are positioned some distance from each other and don't actually form streets where people walk around and do things. Instead you have commuting lanes that will do nothing but take you to another zone.

The idea of zoning is by Le Corbusier who is the inventor of how modernist building look and how modernist cities work. It's amazing how just one guy can make such a huge impact on how the world works in just a century. He was like the Einstein of architecture.

I think this is all very interesting. What do you think?
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Comics General

Favorite comic?

Favorite author?

Favorite cartoonist?

Favorite character?
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2019 Media, Films, TV debuts

Looking forward to any new films and TV shows in 2019?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_in_film#2019_films

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_in_American_television#Programs_debuting_in_2019
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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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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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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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True Crime and Real Mysteries

For those with a interest in the darker side of humanity this thread is for you.
Everything true crime (videos, documentaries, books, speculation and discussion, etc.) and real life mystery related is welcome.

One caveat is that paranormal related stuff usually belongs elsewhere such as the Nope thread. Same with fiction and creepypasta stuff, doesn't belong in this thread. It is for things that actually happened in the real world.
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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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Plant/ herb identification

Any wizbros into plant identification here?
Spring is coming and it's good time to get to know some of your local flora.

In this thread we share our recent discoveries, help identify each other's plants and discuss about plants, their properties and books about them in general.

Useful Temperate Plants Database:
http://temperate.theferns.info/

(pictures are both from the Centaurea genus, 1. -C. jacea, 2. -C. cyanus, photographed last autumn)
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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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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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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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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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Fellow Wizards/NEETs,what profound or interesting rabbit holes have you dove into? Conspiracies? Health? Philosophical pessimism? Redpills in general? Share them.

>taking MGTOW redpills

>see that doomers havebecome too shamed by succubi and their slaves
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What are your thoughts on the SCP foundation?
What is your favourite scp story? I'm personally am a fan of 1155 and 3001.
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Poetry thread

I'm surprised we never had a poetry thread. The nice thing about short poems, is that you can do more than recommend a good poem, you can post the whole thing right here and it can be read in 2 minutes.

I've never been able to fully understand poetry, its strange to me. Its like a combination of essay, fiction, and music. It dwells on the same topics as philosophy but in a more indirect symbolic way.

For me at least, the technical aspects of poetry, the rhyming was a distraction. The sing-song nature of it takes away some of the seriousness. And I never understood the point. Although now that I enjoy music more, I at least partially understand the power of rhythm.

I think a good place to start for people not into poetry, is with non-rhyming translated poems. Then you don't have to focus on the lyricism or the formality. You can just listen to the story, or comprehend the philosophy. Its like a strange stream of consciousness prose writing. Translated poetry that does rhyme is a different beast. It feels like the translator is writing a new poem.

If you have any original new poems, feel free to post them here.
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Any Wizbros into fishing? I think fishing is like the most ultimate wizardly hobby. I want to get seriously into fishing but I have a lot to learn. I did fish a bit when I was a child but it was mostly casual stuff with a worm on a hook.

I think alligator gars are so cool and my ultimate goal is to get a 7 ft. gar mounted on my wall. What do you guys think?
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Blade Runner 2049

Discussions, quips, theories and such related to BR2049.

I'll get the ball rolling, Niander Wallace is the true hero, he see's (In both the literal and conceptual) no distinction between man and replicant.

"I cannot breed them. So help me, I have tried. We need more Replicants than can ever be assembled. Millions, so we can be trillions more. We could storm Eden and retake her."
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Wargames

any wizzies play wargames? if you want, we can discuss it in this thread. since /hob/ generally is very slow any sort of historical, napoleonic, or sci-fi game is welcome.

generally i play sci-fi stuff myself, battletech / 40k games just because that's what i'm mostly into. also i dabble in some RPGs as well, like shadowrun and dark heresy. i would like to, but have not had the chance to play WWII/modern wargames like bolt action or skirmish sangin, though i think it would be fun.

anyway, let me know what you like and we can have a chat about it.
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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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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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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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>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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Personal Mythologies

Do you have one? We'll define it pretty loosely, so something like an intricate world created for a story would count as long as there is more to the world than what happens in the storyline. Bonus points if you believe your mythology to be actually true.
Pic related. People assume it's meant to be God, but it's actually the demiurge "Urizen" from William Blake's mythology.
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Movie Thread

The last movie thread has reached the bump limit.
Previous thread:
>>46353
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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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Great Quotes and Passages

Here we will post great Quotes as well as passages from books that speak to the human condition, or just that you really like.
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Fantasy,Science fiction and Horror Literature

Since a buch of crack heads (or the national guard) stole the internet wires of my street, the only thing i do is read. Im reading the postman of david brin. Is not bad, is actually good. But some part of the "dar age feminins" is just cringeful
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Martial Arts/Self-Defense

I've seen some discussion on it in the hobby tiers thread, and I have a gut feeling I'm not the only one who's practicing.

What do you do? Do you practice your art for fitness, for a feeling of security without having to wall yourself in? For other reasons?
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Collecting stuff

Collecting things seems like a low effort, wizard friendly hobby if you can afford it. I bet there are some cheap things you can collect. I currently don't collect anything but I wish I could afford the Pokemon trading cards, I loved opening packs and cataloging them as a child.

I remember first watching AVGN many years ago and always being a little jealous of his video games collection, huge collections like pic related still make me feel the same way.

What do you guys collect? Can be anything, even digital/datahoarder related. Also talk about impressive and unusal collections.