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 No.158200[Reply]

Let's have another one of these. Share interesting Wikipedia articles you've come across. Let's keep reading everything about the world to keep the world (and boredom) at bay. A small description about what you're posting is nice but not necessary.
Here's some to begin with:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olmecs - Earliest known major civilization in Mesoamerica

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gy%C3%B6rgy_D%C3%B3zsa - Man-at-arms from Transylvania, Kingdom of Hungary who led a peasants' revolt against the kingdom's landed nobility.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denis - Saint who's always portrayed holding his decapitated head.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montague_Summers - Clergyman who authored works about the occult.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyakumonogatari_Kaidankai - Interesting parlor game involving samurais and ghost stories.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girolamo_Segato - Man behind a lost study on petrification of cadavers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_chain_of_being - Interesting theological concept.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus-eaters - A whole race of people sleeping in peaceful apathy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sworn_Book_of_Honorius - Medieval Grimoire.
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 No.160515

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_suicide_and_immortality
Someone mentioned this here and I looked it up.

>Per the anthropic principle, a person is less likely to find themselves in a world where they are less likely to exist, that is, a world with a lower measure has a lower probability of being observed by them. Therefore, the experimenter will have a lower probability of observing the world in which they survive than the earlier world in which they set up the experiment.


Man fuck my shit up it feels awful to be dumb.

 No.160523

>>160287
OMG i like this guy, talk about dumb luck!
Imagine how all his asshole detractors felt!

 No.160524

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_misconceptions – This is generally pretty interesting; I guarantee that at least one CRAZY COOL FACT you've learned over the years is dead wrong.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shani_Shingnapur – One village in India where no buildings are allowed to have doors, a form of tribute to its patron deity.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highland_charge – An old Scottish military tactic.

 No.160534

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koro_(medicine)
A spooky illness that makes your dick disappear!

 No.160580

>>160534

that's a delusional disorder that makes people think their dicks are shrinking when they are not



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 No.160486[Reply]

I can't believe it's about to be 2020 in less than 4 months. It went by too fast. Still feels like 2009 was barely 4 years ago.
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 No.160557

halloween 2018 (the movie) was good.
sicario day of the soldado was good.
world of warcraft classic was good.
shin godzilla was good.
captain underpants the movie was good.
creed 1 and 2 was good (not really, i couldn't even watch them, i'm just glad sylvester stallone is getting some real acting work and that rocky is continuing). creed got the best VR boxing game ever as well which was good.
uhhh
bloodborne was good.
"firebrand" from ghosts and goblins and demon's crest finally got an action figure that's really good.

that's about it.

 No.160558

>>160525
Can you show that there has been no significant change in average global temperature since the industrial revolution? (compared to the natural rate of change in the centuries post Ice Age)

>Nice attempt at changing the argument to people who consider global warming to be suspect should be considered intellectually dishonest.


Well usually people (yourself included) who deny global warming, do so because they don't like the policies implied if is a fact. What I'm saying is that Wizards don't have to be attached to that. We wont have kids. So if our current policies will doom the planet in a century, fuck the planet.

>But no it's just "lol ur dumb, I saw a youtube video on it".


I think its anti-global warming people who are more likely to learn their science from red text youtubers not books

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>>160558
Being written in a book doesn't make something any more valid than being in a youtube video. Especially not in an industry which constantly lies and uses misinformation. So my point is proven by your post. You don't know shit, no one has any clue what's going on but because you read it in a book it must be true.

 No.160577

I don't care about decades of human culture, international politics, conspiracy theories, state of the internet and fucking transhumanism. Just trying to live another day without much pain.

 No.160579

>>160486
It started ok, got as bad it feels anything would have ever got for me, and then lead me up and kicked me around a bit. It was 10 years alright. I take things week by week, looking any further is useless even when something could happen you may need to prepare for. Everything could change in a day.



 No.153846[Reply]

Solitary confinement is a punishment for a reason. Yet do not advise me to talk to people, I won't do it. I can't decide which is worse, becoming mentally ill or enduring another's company. Of course, if I could be alone and retain my sanity it would be great. But is it possible? If so, how?
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>>156696
yeah this, you watch yourself wither away like it or not, and then hopefully it ends.

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>>153846
Socializing is almost always detrimental to my mental health.

 No.156891

Fantasizing, reading and photography, really any hobby that requires some form of mental escape even though I'm more content with my life now.

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>>153846
Since I can remember I've always been a social outcast with little to no contact with the outside world. Hiding in the bathroom in gym class or refusing to take the bus because there were other kids. I've never had any social media either and only leave my room if necessary. For the first couple of years I was oblivious to it all and just enjoyed Xbox 360 with no care in the world. Xbox Live, and to a lesser extent Steam, was my only form of contact with other human beings. I never made a Youtube or anything to communicate with others although I'd lurk. Throughout middle school and high school I was a basement dweller gaming all day and night when not in school. Around this time I developed a habit for talking to myself replaying conversations I overheard among others and indulging in detailed fantasies often daydreaming for hours.

Then people stopped playing Xbox games like Halo 3, my online friends stopped getting online and I got bored of the sames games. My Xbox breaking was the final nail in the coffin. Since then (2013) I've relied solely on the chans and Steam for my human contact.

Around 2015 I fully came to realize my situation. Isolated with no more online contact besides anonymous posts. I was talking to myself more to the point of full blown conversations and couldn't resist. Crying alone in my room thinking about my life and depressed. I began to believe I may have had special supernatural powers due to the synchronicity I was seeing everywhere. I lost touch with reality. Then I was kicked out by my mother and had to get a job.

In short I'd say isolation can really cause you mental and emotional distress, but only if you're actively aware of it and see it in a negative light.

 No.160578

>>160571
>but only if you're actively aware of it and see it in a negative light.

Very true, that's what they (for lack of a better term) want us to see it as once we've been kicked to the curb of this whatever simulation disaster thing we live in is. I was also an outcast from the very beginning although it wasn't initially my doing since birth, mother was more like a monster. I played a lot of video games and wasted away in the basement just because I wasn't allowed to do much else. I started going outside by sneaking out and over time I just started spending most of it wandering around out there with the little money I could leech getting my own food and such. I was able to come back less and less as I got older and she got less strict probably out of realizing she could only ruin me more if she tried. I feel like an alien, the best I get is pity and other people say I'm shit or ignore me. Only been attacked once by a savage normie.

I don't mind this now outside of a small handful of frustrations. I'm healthier, more in tune with my senses, and I do whatever I want whenever I want to save for what money bars me from doing. A lot of physical limits outside of what will actually break you are lies too passed down to keep you weak I found as I got more used to walking everywhere and having it being only slightly more physically exhausting than sitting. The world is less walker friendly than it should be because it ties into that constriction/stress/pain body matrix we're kept in or at least thoroughly convinced to never ever leave because it's so scary and dangerous out there.



 No.160574[Reply]

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/20/762430305/it-gets-to-you-extremism-researchers-confront-the-unseen-toll-of-their-work

There is a really gay article up on NPR entitled “‘It Gets To You.’ Extremism Researchers Confront The Unseen Toll Of Their Work.” It starts off talking about how ISIS researchers who watch ISIS videos are a bunch of gay faggot pussies who become emotionally unstable from watching videos on the internet. Then it starts talking about “white extremists” and how people develop psychological problems from reading white nationalist materials.

It ends with literally this:
>Alex DiBranco, a Ph.D. candidate at Yale University whose research topics include the misogynistic crab movement, said she was forced to come up with her own coping mechanisms because mental health resources for students are scarce or hard to access. For example, she addressed the isolation of her work by moving to California, where she’s part of a cohort of researchers looking at similar ideologies.

>And, she said, she tries to limit her time in front of screeds that refer to succubi as subhuman.

>“I just can’t sit for an eight-hour workday and read misogynist rhetoric nonstop,” DiBranco said. “So I have a little bit of a system for giving myself a break after each really appalling thing that I read.”

>Her system: regular breaks to go fight some bad guys in a video game. DiBranco said it’s about escapism, a pick-me-up in a field that’s relentlessly bleak.

>“You’re the good guys,” she said. “You feel accomplished — you finish quests, you’re defeating evil.”

So I mean, 20 years ago you got berated for saying that it was “evil” to fly planes into buildings.

Now it’s standard in the highest levels of academia to call men evil for saying mean things about succubi on the internet.

You could no doubt go into a lot of different factors that caused this change in attitude. Part of it is probably just the number of succubi in academia. There are no doubt more now than there were in 2001, and succubi are more likely to use childlike terms such as “evil” because they have the minds of children.
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 No.160575

crabdom is ignorance and hatred. But noone human is merely evil. Evil must be incomprehensible, it has to have no motive. And crabdom has motives, just as every human action does. This comments are utterly disgusting and ignorant, I seriously can't believe this people are "academics".

 No.160576

Moved to >>>/b/393040.



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 No.154401[Reply]

Hello wizzies,

I stumbled upon an interesting podcast that I think you would also find enjoyable. A sample episode which might generate broad interest is linked here:
http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/e/a/3/ea3511c519950a8c/aspiecast_ep_15.mp3?c_id=16864314&cs_id=16864314&destination_id=171004&expiration=1549360086&hwt=2f7b822bcee92135da5ba6c1ada9df9e

The podcast is about a ~50 year old man's experiences with aspergers. I myself have debilitating ASD so I found SOME aspects of his stories relatable. More importantly, I have a very strong academic interest in autism. I know in not the only autistic person here. In any case though, his commentary on social phenomena I think many of you would find interesting or relatable.

All the episodes can be found here:http://aspiecast.libsyn.com/

Disclaimer: the host is a hypersocial normalfag and not at all wizardly. So let's not argue about wizlam please. Personally I think he's an idiot in many respects and has poor character as a person.

There is an Elliot Rodger episode, for the wizkids who give a shit about that (I personally don't).
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 No.160343

>>160342
high octane autism

 No.160344

>>160314
Also, here is an autistic guy who makes videos and also co-hosts a podcast with, IIRC, a therapist who specializes in ASD. I'm not really into his work (seems more like a redditor than a wizard), but he is smart and eloquent and has developed a following. I believe he works a minimum wage job in Canada, despite being some sort of engineer. So he is not one of these guys with a super mild case of ASD going on about how autism is a super power and all that.

 No.160530

>>160314
wtf? you can get disability for autism? I've always read people getting denied because it wasn't enough

 No.160559

>>154534
succubi probably dont get diagnosed with it as much because they can just sit there and not say anything, not make eye contact, and she will just be a "shy" succubus. A succubus would have to act up really badly for her patents to bring her to a doctor and say something is wrong. Even if they can tell she has autism or at least on the spectrum somehow, its more passable with succubi.



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 No.150776[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Does anyone here in the USA have food, housing and money provided to them by the government due to a successful disability claim?

How much do you get per month, and what is the standard of living like? Also, what are the financial requirements, such as maximum assets allowed, or required attempts to gain employment?

I'm sure I could get on disability with a good lawyer, but I am reluctant to do so yet due to the time and money required to prove I have autism and drag it through court, and am worried that they'll just put me in a shithole apartment in a shithole neighborhood, can't have more then $2000 saved and only afford shit quality food. If that's the case then I'd just stay with my parents and ride it out 'till the wheels fall off.
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 No.160242

>>160241
Lottery fantasies seems more acceptable

 No.160243

>>160076
Why is the cat called Tablescraps?

 No.160312

>>160243
MOST LIKELY BECAUSE ITS WHAT HE HAS TO EAT ALL THE TIME!
POOR KITTY…

 No.160330

How can I make a little money with minimal effort without wageslaving?

 No.160556

I have a PIP assessment coming up soon and I'm trying to get it so I can move out and find my own place (need assisted living and PIP makes that happen in the UK).

What's other wizzies experiences with moving out?


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 No.155668[Reply]

So recently I've been looking into nootropics, I've never held a job and I'm a HS drop out, so I really hope this is my saving grace. I am hoping they help me study something productive like programming so I can actually achieve something.

Have any of you tried any nootropics and how well did they work?
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 No.160516

I recently gave Lions Mane a try, it was a last resort for dealing with my electro hyper sensitivity (but I also wanted to see if it would improve anything else) but the only thing I got was a little more mental clarity with the same situation and my digestive system hated it. I find it amazing that I can spend all day baking in the sun when I have to but minutes of exposure to an ordinary computer with the processor running past a certain degree or sitting in front of an unshielded monitor my brain explodes. Sick of it, how does this even happen to someone? Don't even have the luxury of playing 99% of video games because of it. I remember the PS4 being the least damaging but I still couldn't handle it well.

 No.160522

I've tried a few different ones, my take:
>ashwagandha
currently taking, i'm not sure how much of a difference it makes.
Maybe slightly helps with anxiety.

>nac

also currently taking(3x a day 500mg), I think it has a subtle effect on focus.
Before taking it I would mostly think about food all day, now I can fast the entire day and not even think about food.

>l-theanine

it seems to just make caffeine less pleasant, I enjoy the mania and it feels like it tampers it.

>phenibut

I have to take like 3g or I don't feel much of anything.
It gives me a very strange but kind of pleasant buzz/feeling and does help with anxiety.
Also seems like downing acidic things like coffee makes the buzz stronger but also upsets your stomach.
I wouldn't consider it a nootropic though

>phenylpiracetam

I didn't notice much of anything, I only took small doses though.

 No.160526

>>160516
Hey, I think I’m sensitive to electricity too. I get a sharp burning feeling when resting my hands against my metal laptop often, and I sometimes get a similar feeling from metal while also touching electronics.

 No.160527

I'm going to try BPC-157. Its not really a nootropic though, its a peptide mostly used by bodybuilders and athletes when they want to recover faster from an injury. I would want it to help my dopaminergic system to heal.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5333585/

Uridine didn't do much for me in terms of healing dopamine receptors but I was still abusing drugs so no wonder. But in theory, uridine should work too

 No.160553

Sleep 7-8 hours a day.
CBD before bed. (Calm by wellness gummies)
16:8 intermittent fasting cycle. (Use the zero app to track).
Meditate 15 minutes in the morning.

Best drugs in the world, me happy wiz.



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 No.158524[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

What was your school life like? Was it hell? I came close to dropping out like four times.
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 No.160407

>>160391
Yep, there was a small bathroom in an out of the way area of my school that was seldom used, I was able to go there and be completely alone most of the time.

 No.160410

>>160391
I was lucky enough to attend a school that was in the countryside so while everyone was doing whatever they did I just sat by the window and stared at the trees and birds

 No.160485

>>160391
I did it during my freshman year of high school. I sat in stalls when the library was closed for whatever reason. Could stand being in the cafeteria.

 No.160498

>>160391
i was locked in a closet for lunch, and for all of the school day for that matter, in 6th grade. that's all i remember of lunch.
it was like a super detention because i was delinquent and got straight F's.
maybe i will try to file a lawsuit against that school. Playa Del Rey Elementary. i wasn't the only one who was locked in there, some special ed kids they didn't want to deal with were, too. i can't even discuss it more than that because it's too traumatic.

 No.160552

>>160498
definitely sue


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 No.154924[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

so what do you do all day? are you like me? i get up in the morning and get on the computer until sun down. i have been doing this for more than a decade. i spent my entire 20s on the internet
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>>155859

By all means please do

 No.160457

>>160398
i went to my mother to get one after i buzzed to almost zero over a year ago. i had had long hair once before but this time getting i cut shorter felt so relieving. get a haircut if you have anyone you can trust to not cut off you ear or just get the buzz. but FUCK LONG HAIR.

 No.160481

I'm a teacher and a coach. I work on average about 55 hours a week during the school year. I work with a lot of bad kids in a title 1 school and I look forward to trying to get a better job at a better school. I've done this for several years. I'm starting to get fat from drinking. I have no friends. I non-seriously entertain the idea of ending it all. The only thing I live for is hope for a better future. I wake up, go to school, teach, and then coach, getting back to my house around 6:00-7:00pm. I take care of myself for a couple hours, sleep, then wake up and do it again the next day. I take a lot of abuse from the people I am around daily. It's become a dull, virtually mindless routine and I've pretty much lost myself in a sea of meaninglessness.

 No.160518

>>160481
I dont know how you do it. Also a teacher and i despise working with kids, especially from poor/agro hypercultures. Its probably one of the worst jobs for Wizards. Im gonna switch to teaching adults, i feel like a burned-out babysitter.

 No.160551

>>159692
I kinda forced myself into learned helplessness.
I'm in the same boat but lately I've gone out more. I remember worrying myself about the store but honestly a trip wasnt that bad especially when i have a bad haircut from cutting my own hair.
I'm planning on getting my drivers license soon but I'm paranoid about scams despite going to a state recommended website for the course.


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 No.160541[Reply]

I'm almost 24 but can only like succubi 8 to 13 . I correctly see this as a problem and I thus asked for help:my doctor will give me bupropion
Is it true that this will make me suicidal?he said it will help stop obsession over children
Please help me,I don't want to become a child-linguiere catalog collector

 No.160542

Don't trust pharma hacks ever.

 No.160543

>>160542
My situation is crippling,I can't use my school teacher diploma because primary school arouses me

I can't work,I struggle ,I need meds

 No.160549

i refuse to think you're being serious, but you do come across as willing to do as told, so just take the good boy meds?

 No.160550

Moved to >>>/dep/207947.



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