/hobby/ - Hobbies

Entertainment, Education, Games, etc.

Mode: Thread

Max message length: 8192


Max file size: 80.00 MB

Max files: 5


(used to delete files and postings)


Remember to follow the rules

(16.96 KB 500x344 smonk.jpg)
Self Improvement Anonymous Comrade 04/09/2020 (Thu) 00:19:11 No. 8024 [Reply] [Last]
Hello comrades. ITT we talk about what we are doing to improve ourselves. I'll go first: I am trying to quit smoking. This is probably my sixth attempt but I am going to try and take it more seriously this time. I have been cutting down for the past few months and had gotten down to 3 cigarettes a day but when I tried to quit earlier this week I ended up buying a pack at the end of the first day and smoking the whole thing that night out of anxiety about quitting. I am a drug addict in recovery and this leaves coffee and kratom as the two substances I can use. The kratom seems to help with cigarette cravings or at least incentivizes smoking because I feel sick when I smoke on it. I might try NRT too. I am going to try and get back into running too since that helped me get off heroin the first time.
34 posts and 16 images omitted.
>>15284 O RLY? >>10114 Meditation guides >>9925 Rewiring the brain guides >>10914 Communist OPSEC >>11535 Basic fucking plan to improve >>8120 Actual basic self-awareness If you mean concrete exact solutions, well bud, the duplicate threads don't have those either.
>>15286 Yes I meant there's no actual solution, but also, I want actual useful advice not just a bunch of fucking right wing shit. Like half of those posts you linked
>>15342 >Right wing shit Are you retarded? How is "discipline" and "meditation" and "keeping yourself healthy" or "behaving civilly" fucking right-wing? Pathetic.
>>15343 The first point of the last post is basically 'yeah right wingers are right, we really are all soy boys', then there's the nofap shit, I'm tired of these fucking weirdo Maupin types that want us all to dress in suit and tie like that is gonna make any difference to how people see us
(42.39 KB 580x593 тряпка.jpg)
>>15344 >Hey help me self-improve <OK: Do X, Y, Z, 1, 2, 3 >No that's right wing!!!! literally you. >Yeah we're soyboys No it doesn't say that, idiot. READ: >The alt-right MEMES about... radlib effeminate soyboys (etc.) come from the most vocal MINORITY of the left >[this] transpires into the already problematic mainstream opinion In other words The right-wing makes fun of us as a bunch of limp-wrist faggots because of a small minority of pathetic losers who happen to be given the loudest outlets. The working class is not interested in watching teens, in all their edgy glory, spout half-baked theory and hot-takes, they want to see organized workers movements that are concrete and show that they're a serious group and not some kids with nothing better to do. Thus socialists cannot afford to give the right-wing more opportunities to mock us and make us look bad in the eyes of the working class. >Muh nofap Where does right wing come into this? Did you read EITHER post about it? Both posts refer specifically to 'helping with concentration' and more specifically porn/masturbation/internet addiction, which is a real problem for a lot of internet users, especially on chans. This is quite evident if you go on /GET/ and see their one-handed ERP and porn posting. >Want us all to dress in suit and tie You're a fucking moron, unironically. If you can't read, get some glasses. Let me repost for your dumb ass >Simple attire but not too casual As in don't come in wearing your PJs or wearing something you would wear at home. Dress for the occasion, not "dress like a white-collar suit at all times!!!!". Stop strawmanning about "muh Maupin"

(68.86 KB 773x540 temp.jpg)
Lets chat Hockey playoffs - New York Islanders at Philly Flyers Anonymous Comrade 08/24/2020 (Mon) 23:46:07 No. 15316 [Reply] [Last]
Go get a stream for example http://www.volokit.com/volostream/nhl-games/ny-islanders-philadelphia/ (also fuck Boston)
1 post omitted.
play will resume in exactly 20 minutes
Islanders look more dymanic at the moment
apparently 8 - 0 in shots for the flyers very different 2nd period
nice positioning for pageou
holy shit that pass to the score

(129.36 KB 1024x629 fzwq934d9maz.jpg)
MilTech: Soviet Military Technology Anonymous Comrade 01/04/2020 (Sat) 04:07:11 No. 4949 [Reply] [Last]
Haven't seen this thread revived anywhere so I thought I'd bring it back myself ITT: Discussions about stats of Soviet military hardware, tactics etc. Not strictly limited to Soviet stuff despite name.
49 posts and 18 images omitted.
>>15241 >Air superiority is meaningless in the face of proper Air Defense You clearly do not understand electronic warfare or SEAD and DEAD missions.
>>15244 >You clearly do not understand electronic warfare or SEAD and DEAD missions. Except I do. Electronic Warfare can only do so much. SEAD and HARMs were used extensively in Vietnam. They reduced losses BUT, considering they faced outdated systems and hurriedly trained crews, these loss reductions are not enough. In Iraq they lacked proper air defenses and air-defense tactics and were picked off easily despite an only slight numerical superiority in terms of aircraft. In Yugoslavia, a country much smaller than Iraq and with similar military tech but better training and set-up, the SEAD systems were much less effective, despite NATO air forces being numerically superior by several times and severe infighting in the country.
>>15244 The idea "the bomber will always get through" was disproven in WW-2. Without full air-support by fighters and electronic warfare, a manned strike aircraft has little chance of getting into airspace defended by even a moderately technological military force. On the water however, air-defenses are no enough because they're all centrally located. AEGIS Cruisers specifically turn into huge RADAR reflectors when a carrier formation is under attack to confuse and attract missiles to target them. The Carrier itself lacks anything above rudimentary air defenses and an armored deck, which is useless against any Soviet/Chinese/Iranian cruise missile which are all heavy enough to break through with kinetic force alone (let alone the warhead). The US navy lacks such anti-ship missiles, with the Tomohawk being its only real cruise missile of major use and that's fodder.
>>15241 >North Vietnam This isn't the 60s. The tech gap has only grown, and it isn't as if the US doesn't have plans to counter air defenses. Military science is something they pursue relentlessly. Nothing will ever be like Vietnam again. >. Outside of the special forces and groups like the Marines Marines aren't special operations. Please read more on this. >The majority are literal college-students who entered the force for G.I. benefits. I take it you've literally never been involved with the US military. Even if this were the case, and it's not. The average US soldier and marine receives more, better-funded, training than anyone outside NATO and maybe inside. The exercises are bigger, the equipment is better, and the NCO corps, the ones that actually carry out training set by the officers, has about 18 years of combat experience. There is no comparison. >Again read the fucking quora post. They address ALL of this. 45 minutes is how long those carriers survive against any country with cruise missiles and a sufficiently sized and armed navy/army/airforce. The majority of Iraq tank and air-plane kills were literally abandoned vehicles who's crew wasn't even battle ready or willing to fight. Compare this to the VIetnamese or Yugos. This is very optimistic, and relies on the US risking carriers to begin with. This scenario is simply not going to happen. >Iran having only 1 border with the shallow and narrow Gulf of Arabia/Red Sea has a very good chance of defending itself against Carrier deployments, as its land-based cruise-missile systems can pick them off. Again, I think you overestimate the ability of Iranian defenses, and seem to think a US invasion would start with them showing up in the gulf, and not deploying forward elements specifically to facilitate movement in the gulf.
>>15264 >The tech gap has only grown No it hasn't SAM tech has not stopped improving and neither have counter-counter-measures. FFS Yugoslavia shot down an F-117 with an SA-3 and damaged 2 others. This was the 90s and they faced F-15s, F-16s, F-18s and other aircraft of the new generation against SA-3 and SA-6 units primarily. >Marines aren't special operations You read more I said, special forces AND groups like Marines. The Marines are not standard military, I know the difference between their training and army training is enormous. >Military science is something they pursue relentlessly And their opponents are just sitting with their asses in the air waiting and not preparing against it? >you've literally never been involved with the US military As a soldier? God no. However I do know or knew people who have served in the US military and am well aware of its basic functionality, its not secret after all. Hell the most secrecy is usually around covering up failures and unsavory missions. >The average US soldier and marine receives more, better-funded, training than anyone outside NATO Better funded? Yes, mostly because everything is overpriced More? Not much more than any comparable country, like Israel, Russia or China. Throwing money at something does not equal better, the F-35 is evidence of that. >exercises are bigger Russia did several gigantic exercises in the past few years, parallel to NATO, as has China and India. The USSR's exercises were so vast that they were the world's largest even today. >equipment better Hah, no. Only frontline troops going overseas or specialized groups like Marines, tank-crewmen and motorized infantry get proper equipment from the get-go.

Message too long. Click here to view full text.

Alcohol Anonymous Comrade 08/23/2020 (Sun) 14:08:29 No. 15222 [Reply] [Last]
Why does it make evreything feel fine?
7 posts and 2 images omitted.
>>15240 >I never got hammered but never understood the appeal. You feel happier and more talkative while hammed, you are willing to do (fun) shit you normally wouldn't do due to fear. >>15240 >I don’t like the taste of alcohol at all If it's warm it tastes like shit, but your sposed to have beer ice cold.
>>15237 I love beer. It tastes good and because the alcohol content is not that high you won't get the hangovers you would if you drank booze, and since it doesn't have as much sugar you won't get that gross feeling in your teeth if you are too drunk to brush your teeth. Plus it's the cheapest alcoholic drink in bars and pubs. If you are alone drinking one is fine, but getting smashed by yourself is just depressing and creates a really bad habit. If you want to avoid hangovers do as >>15238 said, drink plenty of water. >>15240 You just need to find a drink you enjoy (if you want to). I hate gin and vodka, plus I dislike wine, but I love beer, anisette and orujo de hierbas. Plenty of people who don't like alcohol enjoy bayleis, try that if you want.
>>15240 Alcohol is more of a social lubricant than something to be consumed for its own sake, I'll drink at home very lightly when not with others but I only appreciate the taste because I'm used to using it to ease social interactions, to be very scientific and cold about it, it helps overcome social awkwardness and relax, I think its telling that the best nights out are ones where the drinking is relatively slow but the chat is fast I've sometimes wondered how people from dry countries perceive western drinking cultures, I've been drinking and going into pubs since I was 15 and its so culturally baked in I can't really imagine life without that component, though it seems there are very few naturally dry places, even devout muslim countries have thriving underground drinking scenes so its seems to be a pretty universal thing Also all alcohol doesn't taste and hit the same, I like beers and vodka, especially when ice cold as well as very occasionally whiskey but can't stand wine or schnapps for example and things like Tequila or liqours make me feel physically ill regardless of how little I have of them I went dry for about 9 months and found it valuable but at the same time I did miss the social utility (and taste) of a good beer sat in the sun after hard excercise or a drink in the evening with friends
>>15250 The lubricant thing is the main advantage, as long as you're careful its a great way to connect with a variety of people that you would normally struggle to deal with. Sure if you're gregarious enough you might be able to do it without but alcohol is a shortcut and a way for the less socially inclined to build a rapport. People became alcoholics at home because it takes the edge off stress and makes pretty much everything more enjoyable.
>tfw nutritionist told me to stop drinking I'm gonna do it, but I'm going to kill that bottle of Sake first, not wasting those dragon ball sake glasses

(58.93 KB 450x689 SubMarcosHorse.jpg)
(20.38 KB 474x361 .jfif)
Pipe smoking Anonymous Comrade 08/15/2020 (Sat) 21:49:06 No. 14928 [Reply] [Last]
Do you smoke a pipe? If so why and if not why not? It is a fun hobby and once you have invested in a pipe it is also much cheaper than smoking cigarettes. Can you recommend any tobacco? Or do you know what tobacco Stalin smoked, for example? It's easy to get Eastern Bloc cigarettes. I don't know about Eastern Bloc pipe tobacco.
5 posts omitted.
(824.71 KB 2574x3504 nintchdbpict000388671186.jpg)
Good topic. A pipe is a poor man's cigar, anon. Pic related: Jimmy Hill ,pipe-smoker, footballer, trade unionist and TV pundit (Rest in Power) https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2015/dec/19/jimmy-hill-maximum-wage-three-points-match-of-the-day
Can you still buy Soviet cigarettes OP or what do you mean Eastern Bloc cigarettes are easy to get?
>>15008 OP here, in my country they still sale old GDR cigarette brands like karo or duett. You just have to search a little or buy online. About soviet fags I don't know. Would be awesome if.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MBRF_oOeJ8 pipesmoker of the year (featuring >>15003 and Harold Wilson)
>>15001 Smoking a pipe or the tobacco? A pipe is detached, no extra paper, leaves or filter in the mouth, just a literal pipe, sucking in the smoke. It's more a different feeling when breathing it in than a specific tangible difference. Tobacco wise, finely grounded and very dry tobacco works poorly with pipes in my experience. Burns away too fast and you can accidentally inhale the ashes since they're so fine. stringy not fully dry tobacco works best (don't pack it down into the pipe bowl though)

(139.64 KB 500x654 epic lego memes my mom made.png)
Anonymous Comrade 03/25/2020 (Wed) 19:04:30 No. 7383 [Reply] [Last]
general lego tread
30 posts and 20 images omitted.
>>12610 there are actually some pretty good knockoffs out there too if you look https://bricklepin.com/lepin-star-wars/
How active is the Bunkerchan Lego community? im trying to get away from 4chan as the constant /pol/ism there is getting tired, never got into using reddit, so im trying to find new communities for my hobbies. This seems to have a post every few weeks.
>>14647 We're a slow board but if you post enough questions and other posts, you'll get people replying more actively.
>>14647 have you checked out /lg/ on /toy/ lately? The super mario sets have caused a wage of /v/ shitposters that spam the threads non stop and have made them totally unusable
>>7433 >HURR DURR YOU CANT SAY LEGOS motherfucker build me right here and now a 5 stud wide car that resembles an actual car with steering and opening doors that also fits a minifig or two if you're so cool i take 6 studs if you can fit the minifigs side by side

>>13354 What do they do?
>>15022 shitpost and dab on christoids by behaving like the ideal of what a christoid should be, but claiming that God is anticonducive to being kind and caring while that is instead what Satan espouses.
Satanism is Bourgeoisie
Satanism is a dumb meme. Communism is against religious tripe. Judeo-christian religion is impossible to quash, but we should not encourage new religions.

Are the aliens already on Earth? Anonymous Comrade 08/11/2020 (Tue) 01:31:46 No. 14783 [Reply] [Last]
So Jamie Peck recently joked that aliens are watching us and they were going to give us space communism, but then they decided we weren't ready. Because we can't even overcome racism within our own species. Do you think aliens are among us?
5 posts omitted.
>>14900 >Don't abductees universally say they're brutal rapists? I don't trust the abductees
(60.87 KB 323x640 moe alien.jpg)
>>14904 I wish anime girls were aliens then at least we would know that they exist
>>14788 >The aliens that are all peace and love and are like "We come in peace plz stop fighting yourselves so you can join the intergalactic federation :)" Or whatever are almost always described as being Nordics and / or Pleiadeans. Yes, because these memes come from a literal, Falungong/White brotherhood-esque racist cult, and further on from the also racist theosophic society. >Grey's are the ones that want to shove probes up your ass and Reptiles are just assholes that literally feed off of your bad vibes and vices What the FUCK would an interstellar civilization possibly need from Earth monkeys, aside, perhaps, doing a footage for the space discovery channel?
>>14961 Space porn

Children of the Revolution (2010) Anonymous Comrade 06/05/2020 (Fri) 01:25:01 No. 10220 [Reply] [Last]
Help me find this documentary by Shane O'Sullivan, please. I couldn't find any torrents. It's about Ulrike Meinhof and Fusako Shigenobu, the leaders of the German Red Army Faction and the Japanese Red Army respectively.
14 posts and 1 image omitted.
>>12262 please seed
Grab it from here using youtube-dl if the torrent has no seeders https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NT_CKWIXfY
>>14744 thank you for seeding!
>>14753 Thanks a lot, be careful to not get ban from youtube.
>>14753 based, hope you don't get banned

(131.67 KB 610x412 hewitt.jpg)
Skateboarding Anonymous Comrade 08/06/2020 (Thu) 03:39:08 No. 14576 [Reply] [Last]
Anyone into this shit? The upcoming housing crisis is an open door for more backyard pools to skate.
>>14576 >>>/anime/571 is a related thread, chek it out for lulz
>>14609 I didn't see many skateboarders when I was in Japan, unlike in the US. I used to live in Southern California and saw vastly more skateboarders there. I never got into it though, and I suspect it's not as popular as it used to be. Honestly, I never had a good place to do it because it was too hilly, and then I lived somewhere where the sidewalks were too close to busy streets to do it safely, and then the cities started banning skateboarding everywhere to prevent people from grinding the curbs and damaging them. I had a great Tony Hawk skateboard, but I never learned to balance well, and now I'm of an age that it becomes dumb to even learn because the older you get the more likely falling will break bones that won't repair.
>>14723 There's a neighborhood in Tokyo which is very american. I forget the name. You can find a lot of american vintage clothing shops, very cool. There's also a small area where people skate. My city is un-skateable, so you have to go to skateparks or specific parks to see people skate. In the US depends where you are, some cities are very skate friendly, others aren't. LA, SF are very skate friendly.
>>14724 Oh I've been to that neighborhood, but it's extremely small, about one street long when I was there and as as ugly as a street in New York. Japan town in Los Angeles or San Francisco is bigger than that "american neighborhood." Both are 3 blocks long at least. >My city is un-skateable, so you have to go to skateparks or specific parks to see people skate. One of the cities I briefly lived in was Lake Forest, CA. They have a large skatepark there which was sponsored by VANS, and lots of people wore VANS shoes in the 90s and 00s even if they weren't skateboarders, because that city is the headquarters of VANS. I didn't live there long enough to learn it though at least that city is flat. I feel like I'd have been drawn into skateboarding if I had lived there. I remember skateshops and places that sold skateboards all over the malls when I was growing up around there. Honestly though, I think I'd rather have my future kids get into another sport. At least with surfing kids pick up that cool dude accent more and a better appreciation for nature and the tropics.
>>14723 Skateboarding is reviving again due to COVID. Just last week my homie who works at a skateshop, sold one of the last few boards that are in high demand. This isn't a random occurrence either, it's obviously due to the supply chain being backed up. there was a point in time I wasn't feeling skateboarding, due to my depression , alcoholism , and social media causing it to become saturated and uninspiring. I manage to get out of that rut by keeping my drinking on check, eating healthier foods, getting a new hobby(boxing), taking shrooms and just deleting my instagram. Since then, my rate of progression started to pick up again and my passion for it grew stronger. Despite the shitshow we're in rn, skateboarding is one of the few things that keeps my mind at ease.


no cookies?