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 No.60032[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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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 No.64413

>>64406
Too long of thread, bro, just recommend books.

 No.64563

>>63828
I think he for sure projected himself into Honda and growing old, decaying, living a normal life, etc were fears of him and he was already feeling like that. I agree with the rest of your post. Now that I grow old I wonder I he was right

 No.64564

>>64402
>Notes from the underground

If you read this carefully you will realize that this work is pretty modern

 No.64585

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> Critique of Pure Reason, Immanuel Kant

This was a monster to tackle and I'm sure that a lot of things flew through my head. As expected, Kant can get really dense but sometimes he can be pretty clear and produce beatiful texts.

Kant's project is to solve the long lived discussion in philosophy regarding the distinction between idealism and materialism, soul vs body, reason vs sensations.

Philosophers inclining towards idealism believe that sensations are mere products of an unstable and misleading external world. The true of reality lies within us and our faculty of reasoning would be proof of that. Moreover, this "being" that we feel inside us, apparently unchanged by the external influx, would be also proof of the eternity and indestructibility of the soul. The true of reality pertains to ideas attainable through reason alone and not vague and ever changing sensations.

On the other hand, empiricists believes that truest foundation of reality lies within sensorial stimulus. Through reasoning alone one could deduce anything but it that knowledge is not backed by empirical proof then is worthless.

This is the panorama Kant is trying to deal with. Kant says a miryad of things and he painstakingly writes about the topics he touches. Since this is a mere imageboard post and I didn't even grasp the thing completely (not even close), I will highlight the most valuable "findings" of Kant in this work in my opinion.

First, to achieve knowledge completely from stimulus is impossible, we need to have a "framework" inside us in order to give meaning to these stimuluses. This framework is built upon the notions of space and time. Both are not notions learnt from "outside" but already prebuilt inside us, they come "a priori". I think this is pretty interesting, revolutionary and one of the main pillars of Kant critique. To support this idea, he brings as example the way how postulates of geometry are almost axiomatic and they come naturally to us. However, since space and time are concepts inside us, they don't exist as thing in themselves but as tools to construct our experience.

That's what Kant has to say regarding our senses. We certainly receive external stimulus but it only "makes sense" when processed by the a priori notions we possess.

Regarding pure reason alone, Kant try to classify the mechanisms of reason into categories. These categories are related to Post too long. Click here to view the full text.

 No.64606

>>64585
I'm too low IQ to understand your post, let alone Kant himself.


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 No.64572

>>64567
>they're looking like complete shit
They're tasty
They're healthy
They're inexpensive
They're packable
They're easy
And he enjoys the process.

Our wizard friend's rolls do not look like shit, and even if they did, it wouldn't mater because they're good in every other way. Whiny whiny food snob brats OUT. Show us what you have cooked.

 No.64574

>>64567
They look good wtf you mean

 No.64584

>>64567
how much did Big Rolling Mat pay you to shill their dumb bamboo garbage

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 No.50303[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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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 No.64589

>>64583
projection

 No.64590

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>france
>pretty

pick one

 No.64601

>>64575
How do you make sure to get enough food and water when you are in remote regions? Do you plan your entire route ahead or do you just go wherever you feel like?

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>>64601
>How do you make sure to get enough food and water when you are in remote regions?

There are very few regions in the world remote enough for this to ever become an issue, and there are certainly none in Europe. The remotest region I've been to is Northwestern Russia (Arkhangelsk and Vologda Oblasts, Komi) but even there the next village store is always at most 100km away. And you can carry so much stuff on a bicycle you could easily support yourself for a couple of days anyway.

>Do you plan your entire route ahead or do you just go wherever you feel like?

The point of most of my trips is collecting first-level administrative subdivisions for my map so I need to plan where I go.


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 No.54194[Reply]

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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 No.62437

if ghosts or paranormal stuff existed you could bet money that science would have found a way to enslave it and use them as some kind of engine or labor. unless you believe that's what circuit boards and electricity and stuff is.

 No.62438

>>54223
it's called "collective unconscious"
for example, the myth of the green man, in every country around the world you can find some references to this being.
same for werewolves and other supernatural creatures.

btw, a la verga venezuela, usted ya cojio. no se haga wey.

 No.62439

>>62437
exactly!
the scientific method makes this world unexciting and even depressing.

the concept of magic that we all understand is something that "breaks" all the laws of nature, we want all these things to be literally "supernatural" (transgressive)

ghosts, god, love, and all that kind of shit

 No.64550

>>58745
heres video about him in the latin american version of The UnXplained

 No.64597

Whats your guys favorite paranormal experience sharing podcast? I usually like a few but the best for me are "anything ghost" and "monsters among us"



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 No.64592[Reply]

can someone make me a website? please. I want it to be a imageboard that got all the features possible and being (webm,webp,pdf, jpeg, 3d image, sounds, etc…)
I want it to be called NEET.net becausd its for neets, and hikis and wizards mostly

 No.64593

it is irresponsible to just give someone a website, that might potentially host a community, when they have no idea how to maintain or setup the thing themselves. so what do you do when you have a problem and the entire thing is down? who do you ask for help? this community you have created is now homeless and you have no means to fix anything

learn about it and do it yourself

 No.64594

>>64593
you're right.

 No.64595

might as well just make a subreddit then. thats like instant communities for dummies

 No.64596

>>64595
Ill never bow myself to reddit

 No.64600

Moved to >>>/b/904401.



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 No.61466[Reply]

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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 No.64569

I'm not sure if this is related, but I'm trying to 3D print a planisphere. I need a list of right ascension and declinations separated by constellation. I can SORT of find this, e.g., I can find ALL THE STARS IN THE CONSTELLATION ORION. But I can't find "the stars that make up the asterism known as Orion," or if I can it's just something like "Yeah, they're all at RA X and declination Y, good luck finding the specifics for each star :^)."

Any idea for a good db I can look up?

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>>64569
>I'm not sure if this is related, but I'm trying to 3D print a planisphere. I need a list of right ascension and declinations separated by constellation.
>Any idea for a good db I can look up?
If you look for "star catalogue" you'll have more success, but a planisphere often includes objects from the messier catalogue as well. There should just be a csv file you can download and extract the data you want from, filtering by magnitude depending how detailed you want your planisphere to be. This page https://www.astronexus.com/hyg includes a link to hygdata_v3.csv which has ra, dec, mag, and con fields

 No.64578

>>64571
Right, so this indicates the issue I'm having. Let me use this db you've shown to give an example. I pick out the first >9 magnitude star in the db, and I get:

0.00025315-19.49883745

For the RA and declination.

But the issue is what I want is "All the stars that make up the asterism Orion, so that way I can draw all the lines in the 3D print. I guess I could look up a list of star names in the Orion asterism, then go one by one to find each RA/declination, but I'm trying to save myself a little time.

Thanks for the response, though. Renko is life.

There was ONE time in my life where I was able to look up at the night sky and immediately tell some family what time it was. It impressed the fuck out of everyone, but I didn't tell them that it was basically an accident because it was a full Moon, where I was on the Earth, and the time I was at a time of year so that I didn't have to really worry about any angle corrections, which meant I could use the Boy Scout's outstretched-hand trick to determine what time it was.

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>>64578
>But the issue is what I want is "All the stars that make up the asterism Orion, so that way I can draw all the lines in the 3D print. I guess I could look up a list of star names in the Orion asterism, then go one by one to find each RA/declination, but I'm trying to save myself a little time.
>Thanks for the response, though. Renko is life.
No problem, maybe you found something already but you could use this for the lines: https://github.com/Stellarium/stellarium-skycultures/blob/master/western/index.json (this is likely generated, but I couldn't find from where)

The "lines" array contains the hipparcos id for each star in an asterism, and hip is the second field of the hyg catalogue, so you could write a small program to extract the ra and dec using those arrays as an index. If you look at the triangulum lines array for example ([10670, 10064, 8796, 10670]) it describes a loop between 3 hip star identifiers. Good luck with your project wiz

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I don't really beleef in astrology, but I just found this book and decided to give it a go, for a while I've been interested in the mechanics of it and this one seems to cover the basics with some detail.



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 No.64175[Reply]

anyone do this?

i burn discs, title them and then put them back on the spindle, so they stay in good condition

external hdds/sdd don't last very long
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 No.64405

Since we are talking about archiving… what cloud storage sites do you guys recommend?
I mostly use Mega, I already create tons of accounts to archive various files, but I also used mediafire and dropbox.

 No.64557

>>64175
Discs are not more durable. M-disc or bluray might be more durable than dvd, but hard drive with replication and error correcting encoding gives your orders of more storage space for cheaper. Don't use SSD because they fail unpredictably, are much harder to recover, and will lose data if unpowered.

 No.64576

>>64557

i have cds i burned when i was in high school
and i am 36 now

none of my hdds have lasted that long especially the external ones which i stopped buying

if you keep on the spindle they'll last forever

disc rot is over-exaggerated by m-disc enthusiasts who want you to buy m-discs

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>>64175
In that one satalite, maybe voyager, they put that gold disk with media and messages from presidents. Maybe a gold SSD is what we need. Encase it in easily made sapphire (blow torch and 2 cheap chemicals, check it out on youtube) then it could last after the next extinction

 No.64588

>>64586
the memory of an ssd comes from silicon/logic gates to store electrical charges. you can't simply make it out of gold, that does nothing to the memory. to store stuff for a very long time using available technology you would need a hard drive or VHS that is completely magnetically shielded, a compact disk that is shielded from basically all forms of radiation, or a gold disk pressed in the manner of vinyl to physically store bits on its surface

but if you want it to survive after an extinction, you don't want high tech storage mediums, you want stuff that can be read and interpreted with the naked eye, like cave art or carvings in stone. just put a bunch of engraved stone plaques in suitable caves around the world



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 No.63906[Reply]

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 >>63883Post too long. Click here to view the full text.
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 No.64328

you ever been on a vipassana retreat op? like the other poster i meditate but don't bring any of the spiritual stuff into it
i was considering going on a 10 day vipassana retreat some time this year, not for any true buddhist purpose, but it's the only way I'm going to be able to make myself stick to that kind of meditation schedule.
the most I've managed is 8 hours with a bathroom break. i think i could do it as long as theres the social pressure keeping me there. apparently they try really hard to not let you leave.

10 days in total silence seems pretty testing, and it'll be an experience if nothing else. plus its free/funded by optional donations on the last day.

i've read part of what you've posted and its very repetitive. if someone spoke like this to me i'd think he was trying to lull me into an exploitative/suggestible state. ill finish it later

 No.64340

>>64328
i want to do that but i read they talk to you and youre meant to discuss your experience at the end. That would fill me with anxiety the entire time

 No.64392

>>64340
have you never lived as a criminal? simply say you have nothing to say. or lie.

 No.64393

>>64340
and if you havent lived as a criminal i highly suggest it for your retreat. if you can do your practice as a layperson, can you do it in austere conditions?

 No.64555

Enlightenment is the problem, get rid of enlightenment and regain the way.



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 No.63672[Reply]

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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 No.64277

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look at this

 No.64278

>>64277
amazing

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 No.64553

>>63675
I like this very much.

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>>63894
Paraná???



 No.56436[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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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 No.63106

>>56436
I've watched all of Helluva Boss, and, I watched Hazbin Hotel. For being a gay cartoon with equally gay characters the animation is high quality and its overall very enjoyable
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zlmswo0S0e0

 No.63110

>>63106
pozzed trash looks like shit, you are talking out your ass.

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 No.64125

Finally got around to giving Hilda a chance.

3 episodes in so far and my first impressions are it a little slower and more relaxed in it's story telling then I would prefer but the characters are endearing and world is very interesting.
I am eager to see more. I just hope that them moving to the city doesn't begin dog-whistling "the message" or have things generally go to shit.
What got me interested is the otherworldly shenanigans. If it becomes another Steven universe I am fucking out.

 No.64552

Even if i despise the nihilism of rick and morty,and the show too,i cant stop liking this claymation shorts


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