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Reading Thread

Book discussion.
Previous thread: >>54504

So it's been about a year since I read Arabian Nights (>>54901, >>54902) and last night I was staring at the ceiling before going to bed and out of nowhere felt like going through it again and started reading. Not sure why, I think it's because it turns out it's my favorite literary work out there. This was not obvious to me until very recently but it's becoming clearer now. Let's see how a second reading feels like. I feel like this book is everything I look for in literature. Weird fantasy, horror, mystery. It feels exotic and outlandish and you never follow the same people for long. You catch them at the turn of the tide, just before the angel of death comes for them. It races through this odd, tragic world at a steady pace, highlighting the shitshow that is humanity. Beasts, monsters, men and succubi who in their fear and ignorance become even more cruel and unpredictable than a Djinn. Ghouls feeding their young with the flesh of a young prince. Warm colors of a beautiful palace, where the powerful fill their stomachs with delicate pastries in a hurry, before their inevitable demise. The peaceful, lulling sounds of a gentle breeze in the desert. Dromedaries feeding on the flowers of an Acacia tree under a clear bright sky. Fishermen dreaming about rings of sorcery inside the belly of a blue tilapia. Forgotten ruins, forgotten, sleeping demons. I want to go back to those places again and when you read it, for a moment, you're there.

Also I got a warning for posting 'test' on the previous thread. Apologies, I wanted to check if it was still bumping and forgot to delete it.
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who's in making a video game together? I was thinking about a visualnovel, with japanese style design. I was thinking about something horror-y like higurashi or corpse for example.
making a japanese style would be great, and I think a lot of people would like to.
I think theres a lot of otakus/weeaboos who would love to make a project and I think wizardchan can be a good platform with solid people.
what do you think?
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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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Drawing Thread 10

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
>>61410
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Writing Thread

Any type of writing is allowed, from lyrics, to poetry, to essays, and anything in between.

Last Thread:
https://www.wizchan.org/hob/featured/res/46012.html

Some discussion starters for the thread:

>What are you writing right now?


>What's your favorite thing to write about?


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


>What literary devices do you implement in your writing?


>Is there anything that you're planning to improve on in your writing?
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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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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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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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learning geography

i have been doing a quiz every day

https://www.geoguessr.com/seterra/en/vgp/3636
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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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movies

What's the last movie you've seen? The last movie thread has reached the bump limit.
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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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IDGAFA ,I just want to swim. how to swim maxx

I literally am autistic and now I just want to swim.I have a job,but refused extra hours,which would let me earn more,to have plenty spare time(I sleep 8 hours, I could work 4 hours +sleep only 4,ive done it before…)but I want to really live "downsized"so I can swim.
>so far I take lessons with a good coach 5 times a week, around 70 minutes each
>My goal is to have 2 Daily classes 6 days a week
Do I need to lift for swim power?I already do basic heavy lifting, for health. what special items can I buy,such as Weight Belt, Water wrist,ankle weights etc?
>how much KM should I swim per hour\per 20 minutes?
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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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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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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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Birding(Bird Watching)

Started getting into this very recently after watching some videos about it on YouTube. I then bought some Sibley and Roger Tory field guides and a Nikon M5 Monarch Binos. Was wondering if there is anyone else who enjoys doing this as well. Seems like a friendly hobby for everyone and its gets you outside and "touching grass".
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Create your own Waifu

Create your ideal succubus, combining 2 AIs ChatGPT for the personality and Stable Diffusion for the visual, thus being born GPT-Chan.
As time passed, GPT-Chan acted strangely, more close, and Bryce cared more and more for her, reaching the point where both, human and machine, fell in love, dog like Bryce's girlfriend was getting jealous and Bryce didn't want a cock cramp so he turned it off.

>https://github.com/CatWithAWand/gpt-chan
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The Great Discourse on the Establishing of Mindfulness

I wouldn’t make this thread unless I had put effort into something useful I could offer to go along with it. Attached is the Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta aka The Great Discourse on the Establishing of Mindfulness. I choose this one particular sutta because of its importance, perhaps the most important sutta in the whole Pali Canon. The knowledge in the suttas pertain to insight. Insight is where everything begins really, as far as Buddhism goes and naturally achieving insight should be the primary concern, it’s not far-fetched so say it should be your only concern, once you decide to take on this path.

The Great Discourse on the Establishing of Mindfulness is a detailed narration on the progression of insight. It shows every step to guide your practice. That’s why it’s considered so important. It’s a map of the successive chains of insight. I’ve put this together after seeing there’s no freely available version of this text that is well edited and cleaned up. So I made a composite of two translations, Nyanasatta Thera’s translation of Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta and Bhikkhu Sujato’s translation of the missing parts to complete the sutta, with slight alterations following Maurice Walshe’s translation of the work, which is very well regarded. The result is a clear and straightforward rendering of the text, edited and organized to be easy to use. I brought back some of the formulaic repetitions that appears in the original which is usually omitted for the sake of expediency when dealing with texts that are suppose to be printed, but here that is not a concern; regardless, this sutta is not a long one, it shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes to go through it, though it might take a lifetime to master it.

I’ve included a diagram of the four noble truths and the eightfold noble path for easy memorization, so you can look at it periodically and eventually commit to memory. I hope this will be useful. I’ve never tried my hand at editing text files before and it was challenging at first to get everything together, but between Sigil and Calibre somehow it came out a decent epub file, so I hope.This is legal to share, copy and alter btw, so if you want to do any of those feel free to do it, in fact it would be nice if this text could see more readers.

The reason I ended up working on this text file for distribution is because I promised on the reading thread >>63883 >>63884 to make a review on the Dīgha Nikāya once I finished reading it, but once I did finish it, it occurred to me it would be pointless to go on about writing my ignorant impressions of such important piece of work for human culture. Instead, I decided to make something useful that people could have and use for their own benefit. And why should you read it? Remember this, at the core of Buddhism, you’ll find a practice, not a promise. Buddhism cannot be a lie, no more than a hammer can be a lie. It’s a tool and tools we judge by use: It’s either useful or not useful. It’s pointless to try to criticize a hammer before you have put it to use. The Great Discourse is a manual of practice and in it you’ll find everything you need to get into the path. It’s even short enough for you to mostly memorize the entire thing. In fact I do advise you to memorize it. Then you’ll have in your heart the path on which no effort is a waste, all effort is progress, every step you take on it gets you closer to liberation, to nibbāna.

Be as it may, I hope you can appreciate it at any level, even if it’s just as a curious piece of literature. There are many beautiful passages in there. If nothing else, read The Nine Charnel-Ground Contemplations located on the Contemplation of the Body session. It takes like 4 minutes to go through it.
I would like to hear your impressions of the work and, if you decided to take on the path, your experience thus far. Also, for anyone downloading and reading the book, please let me know of any typos or errors you find. I did run it through spelling and grammar correctors many times and read it more than a dozen times looking for any mistakes, but you never know. Your help is appreciated.

I've made 3 files. A PDF I'll upload here, an epub book you can download at (wizchan don't allow epubs to be uploaded):
https://anonfiles.com/x6u8hfTcy4/Mahasatipatthana_Sutta_-_The_Great_Discourse_on_the_Establishing_of_Mindfulness_-_Anonymous_epub

And finally, I've made an html file of it, it's hosted at: https://mahasatipatthana.neocities.org/
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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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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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Any other new mini painters out there?

Im very new and very bad at painting minis but its alright, its a distraction. I dont think ill ever actually play with them because Im socially inept but it is what it is
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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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book recomendation

I want either book about vampire during XIX century or just XIX century books
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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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Art

I am new to the subject of visual art. I was struck by the intensity of the work of an artist called Ilya Repin. I don't know what it is about his work; it just captivates my imagination.

Post art which captivates your imagination.
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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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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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Serial Killers

Anyone here interested in researching serial killers? I find some of their backstories and psychiatric evaluations really interesting…
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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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Documentaries

Post documentaries here

>>37426

old thread is past bump limit and is the very last thread on /hob/ right now so it should be gone once this thread is made
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/sdg/ - Stable Diffusion General

>Local installation
Nvidia GPU: https://rentry.org/voldy | https://github.com/AbdBarho/stable-diffusion-webui-docker
AMD GPUs: https://rentry.org/sd-nativeisekaitoo | https://rentry.org/sdamd | https://rentry.org/ayymd-stable-diffustion-v1_4-guide
CPU: https://rentry.org/cputard

>Installation in a cloud

Colab: https://colab.research.google.com/drive/1kw3egmSn-KgWsikYvOMjJkVDsPLjEMzl
Paperspace: https://rentry.org/865dy

>Online demos

txt2img: https://huggingface.co/spaces/stabilityai/stable-diffusion | https://beta.dreamstudio.ai | https://dezgo.com | (NSFW) https://pornpen.ai
img2img: https://dezgo.com/image2image | https://huggingface.co/spaces/huggingface/diffuse-the-rest
inpainting: https://huggingface.co/spaces/fffiloni/stable-diffusion-inpainting | https://inpainter.vercel.app/paint

>Krita Plugin (For AI image editing)

https://github.com/sddebz/stable-diffusion-krita-plugin
https://www.flyingdog.de/sd/en

>Guides

NovelAi: https://rentry.org/sdg_FAQ
Dreambooth: https://github.com/ShivamShrirao/diffusers/tree/main/examples/dreambooth
Inpainting/Outpainting: https://rentry.org/drfar
Upscaling images: https://rentry.org/sdupscale
Textual investment: https://rentry.org/textard
Training: https://rentry.org/informal-training-guide
Hypernetworks: https://rentry.org/hypernetwork4dumdums

>Advanced use guide

/g/ wiki: https://wiki.installgentoo.com/wiki/Stable_Diffusion

>Tools and resources

Index: https://pharmapsychotic.com/tools.html
Artist Styles: https://pastebin.com/HD7D6pnh (embed)
Prompt sharing: https://lexica.art/ | https://krea.ai/
Wildcard list: https://github.com/Lopyter/stable-soup-prompts
Dataset: https://pastebin.com/HpBPTmbF (embed)
img2img skeleton: https://app.posemy.art/
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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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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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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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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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Objects

There are certain objects that I like to collect images of just because I love how they look. I think these are things that just look oddly beautiful in a way. I'm not sure if 'beautiful' is the right word. They just seem really pleasant, I guess. If you don't mind, I wanted to share some of these, and like to hear others aesthetic sensibilities in physical objects.

This is an Olivetti Summa 15. It's an old mechanical calculator. I find it interesting because it's a cast metal piece, but the edges are rounded. The function knob is on a piece that's embossed. It's got that beige/tan look of a retro PC, but before retro PCs existed.
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Pipe smoking/tobacco

Pipe tobacco is a hobby, right? There's the element of collecting pipes and trying various blends, which resembles wine tasting in how elaborately some people talk about them. Any wiz pipe smokers here? Any favourite blends you'd recommend? Show me your wizpipe(s) (no homo).

Here's my pipe and some tobacco I'm currently smoking. The one in the tin is Old Gowrie
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Trying to make an imageboard

Im trying to make an imageboard for fun, i got fired from my job and have money for some months so before trying searching a new one ill try to make an imageboard as an small project.
I have little knowledge about coding so idk how this will turn out.
I made a draft using this >https://replit.com/talk/learn/How-to-make-a-imageboard/56787#make-your-own-php-imageboard
but idk how to continue.
How should i continue?
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Drawing Thread 9

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
>>59356
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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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Wizardchan plays...Yu-Gi-Oh!

last yugioh thread died, so I decided to make another one.
Talk about anything yugioh related.

News:
>new cards will arrive soon
are you excited?

>about the state of the game

I think the game is fine right now and tier 1 decks are not the problem because there will always be a tier 1 deck and it will always be annoying to deal with, it's normal. Focus on your petdeck!
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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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language learning, afrikaans

I want to learn afrikaans but there's no websites or apps about it, can someone help me learning afrikaans?
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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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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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Any of you guys wargame? I've tried getting into old school ASL recently and am finding the pure infantry combat of early starter kits pretty underwhelming without the artillery and armor expansions
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we make a manga together!
lets go
first of all we need the artfag, so we need someone that can draw like japanese
sexondly we must work on the scenrio then produce it
Lets go!
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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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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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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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who wants to create a trading card game with me? I hope you know how to draw, I don't know how to draw, and we must design the cards too ahaha
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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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Programming

Anyone knows how to make a image board using reactjs as front-end and django as backend?
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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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what language are you learning and what tools do you use to learn it?
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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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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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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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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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Language

I've made a habit of collecting words. I.e. familiarizing myself with their definitions and basic histories. It seems to be a beneficial practice. Because not only do I use these words to communicate to others, but I use them when communicating with myself in my thoughts.

Over the years I've preferred to use the Oxford online dictionary. But now Oxford has replaced their online dictionary with a nauseatingly pretentious, spyware laden webpage dripping with grandiose self aggrandizing verbiage about how great they are, and how much they want to help you (for a fee this time). The change in their presentation reminds me of Facebook when they rebranded themselves to weta.

I'm having to revert to a paper dictionary now. I don't think dictionary.com has the degree of precision that I appreciated from Oxford. Do any linguists have suggestions for my next primary resource for learning definitions?
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Road Trip

There is a biking thread and an international travel thread but no road trip thread. Has anyone here gone on a road trip? I know it's practically a rite of passage for most normalfaggots (at least in the US), but I would be interested in getting out and polishing my wizard wand in a different state.

I am planning on hitting the American Midwest and Southwest in Spring. I think intentional settlements like the Padanaram Settlement, New Harmony and East Wind Community would be neat to visit. I'd also like to camp in lesser frequented states like Kansas. Does anyone have any suggestions for either places to see, suggestions for planning etc?
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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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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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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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Reading Thread

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

What are you watching/reading currently? I just started Babylon 5 and I'm enjoying it quite a bit.
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How to shoot down planes and not get torn apart by incoming artillery fire.

Hello, /hob/. I like military. I also like air defence. Specifically, MANPADS. Today I will tell you about a russian MANPADS 9K38 "Igla", also known as SA-18 "Grouse" by NATO classification. I will teach you the basics of its construction, working principles, how to operate it and how to not die immediately after firing it at an incoming SU-24. Stay tuned, wizards.
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Solo Roleplaying

I've been interested more and more about the power of daydreaming. I think that if my daydreaming ability was extremely advanced, that it would activate an entirely new level of self-actualization for myself.

To this end, I've been looking for ways to enhance my ability to daydream, and have recently gotten interested in writing fiction (which there's already a thread here about it >>59403 ), tulpas (plenty of threads about that stuff), and in solo roleplaying. I don't see anything about solo roleplaying games, though, so I thought I'd make a thread about it.

I've tried solo roleplaying before in very naive attempts, but you run across the obvious pitfall: the temptation to metagame your character against knowledge that should only be privy to the GM or other characters is just too much. Quickly, it becomes unrealistic. I'm just getting started in this space, so I don't know a whole lot, but some of the systems (oracle systems like Mythic GM, for example) and techniques (solo episode journaling) that have been developed are a lot more advanced and appealing than I thought they'd be.

If anyone knows about any good solo RP systems or thoughts about it, please share.
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android foss apps

here we mention and recommend the foss applications that we use in our android devices

My apps:

F-Droid
Aurora Store
Newpipe
FairEmail
SAI
APK Extractor
Ungoogled Chromium
Openboard
Discreet Launcher
Simple Gallery Pro
Material Files
Download Navi
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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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comics

I want to read more comics/mangas where the main characters are outcasts/neets/autists with no social skills, which ones do you know?
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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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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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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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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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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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Can anyone recommend me some good podcasts or videos that elaborate on the teachings of christ? Preferably from a source that isn't biased in worldly pursuits.
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Comics General

Favorite comic?

Favorite author?

Favorite cartoonist?

Favorite character?
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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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Practicing polytheism in the modern age

Is any wizard interested in practicing the ancient pre-christian polytheistic/henotheistic religions like Greek or Norse paganism? Have you ever tried to commune with the Gods?
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I want to start making images of places I go as I walk around my home city. I’d like to know if any artists here have a recommendation on how to go about this. I’d like to either draw or paint, but have never done either. What do you suggest is a good method? Just a pencil and notebook?

Picture unrelated
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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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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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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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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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Toki Pona Thread

https://jansa-tp.github.io/tpcheatsheet/Toki%20Pona%20Cheat%20Sheet%20v2.pdf

mi wile toki pona e toki pona. sina seme toki kekepen mi? sina wile toki pona la toki e insa. toki pona li sin e mi.

I want to talk better Toki Pona. Will you talk with me? If you want to talk Toki Pona, then talk here. Toki Pona is new to me.

toki kepeken leko suno li ike mute. mi wile sona e pali ni lon insa. insa seme li pona?

Communication with the "light box"/"computer" is often bad. I want to know "this action in here"/"what doing this here will do".?
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Recommend Based youtube/bitchute channels all kinds are allowed

pic related Asha logos
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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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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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Woodcarving

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

Thought you guys might like this
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Astrology

Are any wizards interested in astrology? I've recently got into it and become very passionate about it. It's definetely true, and i've also started to developing my own theories that i'm hopefully going to refine with time.
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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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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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fishing

i taught myself fishing 2 years ago and have enjoyed it immensely

i keep my fishing sessions to 2 or 3 hours max, just a quick session after work, i dont really care if i catch anything

i put in earphones and listen to good podcasts as it helps pass the time

anyone else? feels like it would be a perfect wizard outdoor hobby
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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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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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Science Questions

I don't know if this thread fits here, but I want to post a lot of things I've been thinking about just generally in Physics/Chemistry/"hard sciences" and have been confused by.

1 - ENTROPY
I'm trying to understand entropy. When I left uni, I left with the thought, "IT'S A MEASUREMENT OF DISORDER"/"Proportional to the log of the number of admissable states of a system." But now I've done back to this to actually _think_ about what it means, and I realize I do not understand it.

Let me start off with a really basic question: what's up with the units? How is "Joules per Kelvin" a "measure of disorder?" With those units, I'd expect entropy to be related to "How good an insulator" a material is than anything to do with "disorder."

2 - CHLORINATION & SALTWATER
O.K. so this is difficult to explain in general what the hell is going on with my brain here, but whenever I try to understand something about chlorination, it causes me grief and confusion about why that DOESN'T happen with saltwater. I'll give a few examples:
- Chlorine dissolved in distilled water will become ionic in water, but because it's volatile and reforms into a gas, it eventually comes out of the solution, right? (*) Well then, how come that doesn't happen with saltwater? The chlorine ions would eventually vaporize out of solution leaving the saltwater at least slightly alkaline?
- Chlorine kills organic matter by attacking it, right? How come the organic matter it's destabilizing doesn't create ionic salts that would make the water solution an undrinkable mess?
Etc.. Basically, every question/way I can think of for how water chlorination works gives me a question about how saltwater is stable.
(*) Spare the technically correct "Oh but it does [in ridiculously small quantities]" answer. I hope you understand what I'm getting at here.