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 No.237694[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

I like animals, I like seeing photos of them. I know we already have a comfy image thread but I want to share my animal folder with everyone. Show me animals you like.
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 No.261445

>>261423
isnt it ironic how all animals are evolving into crabs

 No.261446

>>261445
If you're referring to carcinization, that's not what it means.

 No.261447

>>261290
>>261418
Dinosaurs turned into these things.
Makes you wonder if dinosaurs were as cute.

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>>261447
You don't have to imagine it wiz, there are many accurate portrayals of many dinossaurs nowadays.

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>>261448
like this


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 No.261257[Reply]

Any wizards had covid? Do you know where you got it from?

Got thinking wizards must be the perfect test for how common asymptomatic transmission is. Many of us are recluses and only meet a few people.
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 No.261370

Last august, this retarded old man waiting behind me in a queue kept coughing and spluttering and would not cover his mouth. Felt like I had a bad cold for a few days, followed by a week of coughing. Was fine after that.

 No.261375

>>261370
how do you know you got it? there's no way i'd let anyone stick that thing inside my nose

 No.261412

nope, and family won't let me out for fear I will get it and spread it to them. Which works fine for me as I have no desire to socialize with the outside world. 2020 was a great year, especially for justifying prolonged unemployment.

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 No.260415[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

I remember gen xers getting along with the young millennials during early years of the internet, like in the middle of the 90s, but also early 00s, where everything was new and on its seminal stage.
I used to play a lot of online games since when I was 8 or 9, with my dad, like DAoC, Ultima and later WoW, and I was in these guilds were, I remember, there were almost no generational infights; well, youngest players were infamous for being greedy and all around cocky, but nobody referred to them as "millenials" or shit like that.

So yeah, what's up with zoomers? Why everybody hates them? Boomers, gen xers, millenials, everyone shits on Zoomers and their generation.
Personally, from time to time I feel like there's something wrong with them (I mean really fucked up sometimes) but I shrug it off thinking that's just me getting old and unfamiliar with modern subcultures.
what do you think it's actually going on these strange days?
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 No.261390

>>261387
Saged in every field.

 No.261396

>>261345
>Humans and their societies are not consistent and they trend is directions that are better or worse over time
Yes. And then trend now is that every generation is more dependent on technology and government. They are more dependent on media. They are more dependent on the system.
Generations can be better or worse, but in modern history each generation complains about the next because they note these changes.
>Kids these days don't know what it was like without lightbulbs. They don't even know how to set a lamp. What if the power plants go out?
>Damn kids these days, don't know how to take care of a horse. What will they do if the rockefellers ain't got no more gas no more?
>Look at the kids these days, all they do is waste away by the radio. I remember when we'd go to the concerts ourselves. I remember when we'd hear our politicians with our own ears.
>A telly-vision? Damn kids. What are they going to do with their lives if all they know about the world is what they see in this damn electric box?
>Kids these days, all they use is the phone. It ain't gonna be good for them not seein' people face to face. I remember when we knew what all our friends looked like. What if the towers go down? What'll they do then?
>Damn kids these days are sittin' at the computer 24/7. Give it too much longer and they won't even bother goin' out.
And so on. Each step reducing a persons independence and closeness with nature. In the past it would be absurd if you told someone that in the future people would not ever see most of their friends face to face, that the majority of conversations would happen over long distance, that discussions of politics would take place not in a real world forum but over electromagnetic radiation, that even work would begin to take place through the internet, people would ride cars down the streets instead of walk with their friends or family, the majority of people wouldn't know how to fish, hunt, build themselves furniture, repair issues in their homes, and more. They'd think it's utterly absurd that a man in rural Utah could freeze to death if a powerplant in Nevada turned off, that he could starvePost too long. Click here to view the full text.

 No.261398

>>261390
Rorschach and weev were considered leaderfags back then


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 No.257359[Reply]

Who do you live with and why? I'm sure most of us wish to live alone, or at least be unbothered by those who we share a home with, but unfortunately that's just not an option in a lot of places. Any plans to get out?
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 No.259055

I live with my parents. No real plans to move out, despite having a stable income and the want to leave

 No.259090

>>257619
>I just say that something is going to be a bad idea, I get ignored and then it usually turns out to be a bad idea (or at least rarely a good one).
My family does the exact same thing. They often intentionally ignore my advice (their son) and do what one of their friends or acquaintances suggests and then it blows up their face. They've lost about £50,000 doing this, usually lending money and doing favours for untrustworthy people and they never learn.

 No.259515

Currently with my parents. I could see myself living alone but I can't afford a house and I don't see why I would exchange the comfyness of a home near the forest and a sizeable part of my monthly paycheck for a tiny apartment in a city surrounded with noise and dumb people all the time.

 No.259600

>>257377
Much respect, brother. I'm on my 2nd month living alone and NEET. Someday I wanna hit 20 years like you!!

 No.261316

>>259055
In case of a sudden reaction from them… Have you seduced them into paying their taxes (partially) at least?



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 No.245773[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Who else here is diagnosed with autism/aspergers/ASD? What are your symptoms? What are your special interests? How long have you been diagnosed for? I hate how autism is used as a joke now, especially on the internet. It’s like people who say they have OCD because they like organizing things.
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 No.260278

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>What are your symptoms?
I have problems with empathy and do not understand some social aspects like if a conversation is getting awkward or if I'm doing something incorrect. I've gotten better at this over the years by consciously training myself and analyzing conversations, though most of the time I still only realize when I've made a mistake in hindsight. I have a very monotone voice and don't express much emotion when speaking to others.

>What are your special interests?

I didn't get anything cool like trains or airplanes unfortunately, it's just Half-Life and shortwave radios. They just never cease to be interesting to me for whatever reason. I could talk about them for hours without tiring
>How long have you been diagnosed for?
Since I was roughly 7 or 8 years old. I am in my early twenties now
>I hate how autism is used as a joke now, especially on the internet. It’s like people who say they have OCD because they like organizing things.
It's just the way slang/language evolves. When someone calls you an autist/cuck/chud/whatever other normalfag buzzword, they don't mean it in the actual sense… it's basically a stand-in for calling you stupid or a faggot and you shouldn't think too much of it.

 No.260279

Where do these people diagnosed with "autism" come from in this thread? USA or some commonwealth country?

Because reading the "symptoms" it just look like they label you as autistic so that they make you pop pills from big pharma (pills that you pay of course).

By reading what you all write and thinking of the people I knew back in school it seems like everybody would be labeled autistic which I call bullshit.

 No.261212

>>245974
That doesn't like autism. Sounds like bipolar disorder or some kind of latent personality disorder

 No.261215

I'm really god damn clumsy, I fumble typing and I mix up my words a lot, I have trouble detecting movent outside a narrow slit of my vision, and I've done it my entire life. I've always felt really bad for causing trouble but sometimes I wish I could get a break. People know I can't understand sarcasm and vague directions, they know I don't like eye contact, they know it makes me freak out if they mess up my personal belongings or otherwise destabilize my surroundings. My mom knew I probably had aspergers over 20 years ago. But just because I'm intelligent enough to do some things, which really I just can do because they interest me, they think I shouldn't have a problem being on the same level as everyone else. The problem is, even if I know I'm clumsy, I'm still clumsy. I feel like I barely have any control over my arms and legs. I stutter and can barely form coherent sentences, and when I do I use really limited vocabulary because I forget phrases and terms whenever I need them. Yes, I can express intellectual ideas with some effort and an understanding of what I'm saying, but its no more than that. I'm VERY good at understanding things on a conceptual level, but when it gets to the details I get lost. Really lost. And I can't explain the concept to anyone else either. It frustrates me so much because anyone I speak to thinks that if I can make some sense when I say stuff, I must be alright even if I'm knocking shit over and slurring my words like hell.

I just wish I sounded as disjointed as I feel so that people would give me some slack.

 No.261273

>>246036
I feel like noise sensitivity allows me to feel sounds more intensely, when it's something coherent and not an overbearing jumbled mess like a city.


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 No.259820[Reply]

The Wizard's source for knowledge about events in the mundane.

As always, try to keep politically-charged news in the politics thread.
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>>260668
Those hands did look sickly, like he had aids or heroin addiction.

 No.261233

>>261230
He looked really bad before dying, I bet he had cancer, probably caused by his rampart alcoholism. Chemotherapy will do that to a body.

 No.261236

>>261233
That sounds most plausible.

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https://boingboing.net/2021/01/10/earths-rotation-sped-up-in-2020-we-may-need-a-negative-leap-second.html
Earth's rotation sped up in 2020, we may need a "negative leap second"
Another weird thing about 2020: The planet sped up.

The planet's rotational speed often drifts around slightly, depending on changes in wind, ocean currents, or the sloshing around of the Earth's molten core. But for the last few decades, generally this produced a microscopic slowing of the rotation. The upshot of that is that every year and a half (or so), we've needed to add a "leap second" to the atomic clock.

But in 2020, the opposite happened — we had the 28 fastest days on record since 1960. This sped up the planet's rotation so much that the Time Lords in charge of clocks on our planet are considering adding a "negative leap second": They will remove time.

Not quite Tenet, but I'm super excited nonetheless. As Live Science writes:

"It's quite possible that a negative leap second will be needed if the Earth's rotation rate increases further, but it's too early to say if this is likely to happen," physicist Peter Whibberley of the National Physics Laboratory in the U.K., told The Telegraph. "There are also international discussions taking place about the future of leap seconds, and it's also possible that the need for a negative leap second might push the decision towards ending leap seconds for good."



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 No.260652[Reply]

i am going to attempt writing something that has been weighing heavily on my mind for quite some time now. somehow though, every time i think about trying, the particulars of how i'm going to go about it seem to escape my mind without a trace. maybe it's my low mood and motivation, maybe it's the insufficient nature of language in terms of truly describing what i want to say. but regardless, it is difficult. i will still try, though. i've made some good progress just typing this much, so maybe this is the night.

anyways though. as i mentioned, at this point i believe language to be largely unhelpful in terms of truly putting across what i want to put across. so, i figure it would be best to start instead with a few things intended to stimulate your own mind, your own feelings, rather than the ones i impart unto you through words.

first of all, notice the image i've attached to this opening post. have you seen it before? does it make you feel anything, and if so, what? look at it for a while, immerse yourself in it, imagine you're really there. perhaps you'll feel silly doing this, but really try.

now, consider these questions:

does this so-called "reality" seem right to you? does it feel right?

are you really in the right place, at the right time?

everything that led up to this point, consider it. everything in your life, everything in this world. it had to happen, didn't it?

what year is it, what time, what date? where are you? who are you?

what does it mean? does any of it mean anything, anything at all? what does it mean to you?



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 No.260868

polshits again

 No.260945

no, not everyone experiences derealization.

 No.261189

>>260945
>psychology fag

Not everything is about your psyche. There's also something called soul.

 No.261192

>>261189
Psyche literally means soul, tho.

 No.261235

>>261189
>There's also something called soul.
Care to quantify specifically what that means and how it is a separate thing from psyche? Remember, actually quantify it in specific terms, no weasel words.



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 No.254026[Reply]

I am going to fake my recommendation letters for graduate studies in another country. I got the letters all set and ready. I don't know signature of professors so i will just randomly sign them. The names and positions will be real but the uni i apply requires e-mail and phone to be on mail as well.

now i got three options and please show me an alternative or pick one option

a) Put professors correct contact info and hope they don't check. This is quite risky.


b) Put professors correct contact info with typos. Mails won't be sent and phones won't go through. If they realize it i will just say prof made a typo. Still risky but not as much.


c) Make my own gmail/outlook with profs name. Problem with that is that mail has no @edu prefix so they could outright reject it.

Show me the correct way please. By the way i am from a third world country applying to another third world one so chances of it getting checked are less than 0.1% however i'd still like to be on safe side.

I am from Pakistan and i am applying to universities in China and South Korea.
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 No.260623

>>254031
>doesn't name the countries

 No.260630

>a) Put professors correct contact info and hope they don't check. This is quite risky.
I really don't think this is risky. Let's run down some things. (1) The professor has better things to do with their time (like write grants) and will probably just ignore any call by your perspective employer. (2) If they do answer and mention you, they will probably have forgotten your name or will not care. (3) He might be a decent guy and try to put in a good word for you by making up bullshit, but if he is like this it is best to contact him directly and inform him what you are applying for and that you want to use him as a reference. It most cases they will probably say yes, and may even be enthusiastic if they remember you (so long as you weren't a blatant asshole in class). (4) A lot of colleges are cash strapped as it is and it is in their interest to see their students employed, particularly if they ever want to see any donations. So more often than not a former professor will want to help you regardless. (5) If it does get really bad and it has be a while since you talked to your professor, it might be worth enrolling in some local college course, do well, then ask you new professor if they can be a reference. (6) But honestly if you don't care otherwise just throw their contact information on there. Pretty much every application these days wants the recommendors contact information up front, when in reality you should only give it up when you know they are going to interview you. Just assume anyone who wants recommendation contact info upfront is just a collection bot looking to spam some address, but then again the whole internet and phone system is going this way so just go ahead.

 No.260784

>>255700
Unironically because they're crabs and think that "hurr durr I do everything like the system tells me I must do, I'm so redpilled, I deserve muh trad gf who looks like an instagram porn model why doesn't jesus hear me". And now they come here ans ruin this site

 No.260904

mega based
Lie, cheat, and steal, wiz. If you're not cheating, you're not trying. lol at those who still care about looking like a good sheep in normalshit society and do everything by the book.

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>>260904
basado



 No.247836[Reply]

Which do you own/use the most ?
i have the leatherman micra, it gets constant use and some days i would feel lost without it…
i had the wave and the SAK variants but this has proved to be the most useful of the lot.
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 No.260660

>>260659
are you a shelf stocker?
>>260646
you're the reason they invented safety scissors

 No.260666

>>260660
>are you a shelf stocker?
Yup.
It pays the bills and is better then most of my previous jobs.
Also occasionally moonlight in a packing facility for a little extra cash.

 No.260783

>>247836
Cool, I was about to make a thread on this subject. I have a Victorinox Spartan and now thinking about either getting another SAK or a plier

 No.260887

>>260783
I really like Victorinox's stuff.
Really high quality for the price.
Just find some of their tool choices for some of the bigger lines to be questionable at times.

 No.260958

My lifestyle of sitting in bed on the computer all day doesn't really require any tools.



 No.255827[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

What are your religious views? Do you follow a religion strongly and/or are agnostic/atheist?
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 No.260716

>>260647
yeah, not realising that christian values are a direct result of christianity, which is a direct result of judaism

 No.260719

>>260716
*modern values are a direct result of christianity
sorry, i had too much to drink

 No.260720

>>260716
Another Christianity = Judaism post. I hate the fact that "Judeo-christianity" became a word. It originally refered to the lore of the intersection and interactions between early Jews and Christians(which was always oppositional) and now erroneously equates judaism and christianity.
Here's a comment chain in another thread where wizards argue over that topic.
>>>232586
If you want to know why Christianity and Judaism are not even close to similar you have to read. The only intersection between the two is that they're monotheistic and they share what Xtians call the "Old Testament" and see as an archaic book of stories and guideline on what God views as good or evil, and the other views it as a meticulous historical record and book of unquestionable law.

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 No.260734

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Instead of boring people at some point it's easier, and probably more truthful, to say I'm just an Anglican. There's no use trying to escape it.


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