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/x/ Anonymous Comrade 03/29/2020 (Sun) 21:56:44 No. 7573 [Reply] [Last]
Can we get an /x/ thread going for any and all weird shit, serious or not? Since this is probably a majority materialist board, skepticism is welcome as well. As a kid I was really fascinated by stuff like the paranormal and ufology. Not much of a believer anymore but every now and then I'll read about someone's experience or see a photo or something which causes me to pause and think there might be more to the universe than we think. Anyways, I just started playing Deus Ex and it got me back into that sort of mindset. Figured I'd make a thread and see if any anons were interested.
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>>7573 Even if we are talking in a materialistic sense. I always believe in the zoo hypothesis where our solar system is actually heavily monitored by other civilizations on our economic development. With all of them being post-scarity cybernetic communists. That’s why even though posadism is a big meme I still think that any species that can explore space would be communist. Maybe capitalism is our greatest filter yet.
Fidel Castro was clairvoyant.
Please don't. We have enough schizo-posting as it is.
>>7585 Use this as a containment thread then, if you think someone's being a little too schizo direct them here
>>7585 Redirect every schizo to this thread lad.

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Knitting Anonymous Comrade 11/23/2019 (Sat) 23:47:36 No. 2916 [Reply] [Last]
Yo, I wanna knit some shit. I already have the sticks and the yarn. Hook me up with some basic patterns and tutorials. I want to do a scarf first, something straight and simple.
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not op here, just an anon. your thread has inspired me to take up knitting but I’m starting with embroidery to get the hang of it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24lR2IRS57A Good beginner tutorial for making a scarf. She talks a lot in some parts but everything is explained clearly. That said, I started and stopped about 3-4 times. It's not easy pulling the same amount of yarn every single loop to make it even. I wasn't even paying attention to that in the beginning and it came out looking uneven. This shit is not as easy as it looks.
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>>7717 >It's not easy pulling the same amount of yarn every single loop to make it even. Yeah, that can be difficult at first. I made a similar scarf when I first started learning (though I used a much thinner yarn and needle size) and the loops were very uneven, especially in the beginning (there's also a big hole because I dropped the needles while I was knitting and I didn't know how to put the loops back on). By the end I got used to it and it looked a little better. So don't worry if it doesn't look as nice as the one in the video, it's you first scarf after all. When you want to make a nicer looking project you can correct your mistakes as you go, but now you just need to get the hang of knitting. You can reuse the yarn later, so you could remake it once you get comfortable, don't worry about wasting yarn. >This shit is not as easy as it looks. At first yeah, but it gets much easier. As you do it more often you're gonna be able to knit while watching a movie or something, you won't even really need to look at it. One more thing though, I don't think the style of knitting she's using is very good. There are two main types of knitting you'll see: English knitting (the one she's using) and continental or speed knitting. English knitting (I hope I'm not using the wrong name) is when you put the needle through a loop, wrap the yarn with your right hand and then pull it through the loop like you see in the video. Continental is a bit more complicated, but I think it's much more useful. I learned how to do it from these videos (and from grandma) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsFZg2Bn06E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIzuKBuJkZw&t=102s Basically, continental knitting (when you hold the yarn in your left hand) is much faster, because you use your hands more efficiently. It is also much easier to control the tension so that you get even loops, and you move your hands much less which is nice if you don't want to get carpal tunnel syndrome.

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>>7720 Wow, thanks for that. >Have you finished any projects? I'm >>7717 and >>5333. I was trying to get it right the first time, but your post encouraged me just to knit. You're right, the first one shouldn't matter. I hope I'll have something significant to show in the next few days. Gonna check out continental knitting as well.
>>7732 After you learn how to knit and purl you should spend some time to learn about the different types of fabrics you can make by combining knitting and purling. This video shows how to make the most basic stitches. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD5Cgu-CCF0 It's important that you learn them because you'll use a combination of two or more in most projects. But don't worry they're not difficult (except for the seed stitch maybe). Other than that, have fun! (and be patient)

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/yt/ Anonymous Comrade 03/30/2020 (Mon) 23:36:55 No. 7617 [Reply] [Last]
Youtube Videos, Youtube Channels and Youtubers that you like to watch
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This is an April Fools video but it's a good example of propaganda I think. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dx76lD8Scc
>>7727 i always thought these kinds of games where kind of a good metaphor for being millionaire, just chancing numbers, no substance behind it, just like a millionaire has more money then he could possibly spend and being useless for him a player of one of theses games just tries to get a number higher without the number being good for anything
>>7733 oh he addressed that exact thing in the video
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>>7707 I did! My favorite part was when Jet was talking about putting quarters into the redbox. Though I do agree that the 06 dub is better but the Sonic Riders dub is still funny.,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgQy70_LPS4 I have no interest in liberal identity politics or their moralisms about pronouns, the two 'journalists' are shallow pricks deserving scorn. However Ben is also disingenuous, and is deliberately provocative. The reaction of this transgender person is honestly understandable considering the situation. Imagine some snooty white dude - who looks and behaves like an edgy 15 year old - is talking smack and bringing up non-sequiturs about something in the lives of people like yourself while knowing nothing outside his own political dogma. Its the kind of behavior that in any other circumstance would get him a smack up the side of the head. Trans debate is important and Jenner's "bravery" is a PR-stunt, but to denigrate a mental issue with "muh genes" is the kind of derisive rubbish reserved for private arguments between friends and not public debates.

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Bunker musicians: the thread Anonymous Comrade 03/29/2020 (Sun) 19:17:16 No. 7568 [Reply] [Last]
This thread is dedicated to the people on this site who play instruments for fun or dollars. Talk about your setup, songs you like playing, techniques, performance. Today I'm with my Fender Player Precision tryna figure out some Geddy Lee bass lines.
>>7568 Nice thread! I don't know anything about gear but I play piano and guitar. I do it for fun, but I'd like to find a way to get dollars from music. Maybe I'll start busking. I like playing blues on piano, and folk on guitar. Here's a little tune I like to play on guitar. It uses dadgad tuning and is called "Midwinter". Idk who wrote it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_QsQmqLs9g Here's the kind of thing I like to play on piano. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E02TdInfxpg Do you have any recordings of your playing OP?

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Anonymous Comrade 01/29/2020 (Wed) 06:25:02 No. 5770 [Reply] [Last]
Thread for discussing general Super Smash Bros topics - casual play -competitive scene -cool combos & more
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Is anyone here interested in any of the competitive aspects of smash or is it all just fun and games?
>>6794 For funsies, plus patting myself on the back for spotting references and remembering where a song is from.
I haven't played for hundreds of hours (yet), but I just got murdered, saw my opponent grabbing the Smash Ball and a Blue Shell while I respawned, and I got murdered right again, so here are my unsolicited opinions about improving Ultimate: 1. There should be more mobility when you respawn, like flying around in a UFO for a bit and then jumping out of it or something like that. 2. Item spawning should be balanced around character speed and position. For the basic idea, picture a flat stage with two characters standing there. A single item can spawn in the middle between the characters, meaning when both characters start running towards it simultaneously, the faster one will grab it. A more fair reference point for spawning is wherever both characters would meet when they started running towards each other simultaneously. Of course, items only ever spawning exactly at that reference point would be pretty dull. Instead, this could be used together with some randomization and a tracker checking whether there is a strong trend of being particularly fair or unfair towards a player in how the items have spawned and this potentially triggering a different spawn point to make up for that. You also need to take verticality into account, but that's the idea basically. (Perhaps something like that is already in the game; if so it's too subtle for me to notice.) 3. The Final Smash Meter as an alternative to the Smash Ball seems like a really half-baked idea. I think it should take longer to get the F Smash from this (especially with characters that have a very strong F Smash) and when the bar is full, I think it would be more interesting if the character pulsated in and out of the state where you can do the F Smash, like 1 second in, 2 seconds out, 1 second in or something like that. 4. Attacks by slow characters should have more hitstun. 5. There should be an automatic slow-mo replay of the kills after a fight because I often have no idea what just happened. I feel like I'm Joe Biden driving a car. Where am I? Who just got killed and how? When somebody got killed by stage hazard or an item, a little line of text explaining what it was would be helpful. Oh my God, I really sound like I'm getting senile :(
6. Items are really overpowered. They should modify your character's abilities, but it feels rather like your character vanishes for a while behind the awesome power of the item. EITHER Items should get a big nerf across the board, from how long gust of wind, the hammer, the invincibility star etc. are active to how often you can swing the big baseball bats and swords OR a kill with an item should count for half as much as a non-item kill. Or maybe both.
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Anonymous Comrade 03/30/2020 (Mon) 16:56:29 No. 7600 [Reply] [Last]
It's been 12 years.
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>>7626 The game plays in high feudalism. How the fuck is that supposed to look like? The most progressive thing you'd get would be free cities and merchants.
>>7628 Maybe huge peasant uprising or anprim gangs that Balkanize the kingdoms and create separate communes.
>>7630 Who wants to be a filthy utopian socialist feudal anarchist?
>>7631 I mean a society like that is not inherently anti-technology at all and maybe they could transit to an industrial revolution of sorts with the proletariat owning the MoP from the start through innovation in agriculture.
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F2P Combat Autism Games Anonymous Comrade 03/29/2020 (Sun) 02:03:24 No. 7548 [Reply] [Last]
Hello everyone, after some serious temptation due to watching various militaria channels for some months I think I'm gonna finally jump on the bandwagon and try WT/WoT. Does anyone have experience with these kind of games? How badly exactly am I gonna get fucked by premium/longtime players? I did some searches and it seems most people agree that WT is much more realistic and simulator-y than WoT which is good cause I'd like to try realism. So, that's the one I'm downloading right now, but does anyone else have a different opinion on it? In addition, I know there's probably a huge amount of affiliate new member deals out there but does anyone know what one is the best I can use currently, ideally linked to a good YT channel that deserves it? If not I can just search for it but hey. General advice for getting started (or why I shouldn't)?
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>>7551 Perhaps I will try it sometime but I like tanks more, tbh. Anyway, I did finally find a promo code and got free American premium tank so I started off with Americans, I was having a lot of fun with the light scout tanks you start with and was doing pretty well. Eventually I decided to try branch out a bit once I was in 1.3 and try a tournament which meant we were in 'realistic' mode. And, wow, it was absolutely miserable. Giant empty maps and German tank destroyers and the like hiding absolutely everywhere, my M2s and the like were absolutely outclassed and worthless. I was dead most of the time before I even saw an enemy. Then I drive all the way back to the objective and repeat. Every other player was just hiding behind rocks and the like and not even trying to capture or defend anything. Absolutely infuriating and that was how every battle in realistic mode went. I dunno if it's the game, my skill level, or just early American tanks, but wow, it sucked.
>>7575 Now of course you might say that the obvious solution is to stick to arcade mode, but it kinda makes me feel like a scrub :( Well, anyway, gonna start out with the Soviet tech tree instead and hopefully that will go better.
>>7576 Don't feel like a scrub. Simulator mode for tanks is nothing but ambushes since there are no IFF indicators. It's realistic for sure since ambushing is a pretty effective way to destroy tanks but if it's not enjoyable then don't play it.
>>7583 Yeah, I think you're probably right about that. It just seems to encourage a very unfun and scrubby playstyle to me. Perhaps I will give it another shot when I'm better at the game. Anyway, my progress on the Soviet tree has gone pretty well, I even tried some other types of low tier vehicles like a little tankette with an autocannon instead of a main gun, got a decent few kill streaks with it but decided to stop when I came upon two bots and one enemy player and was outmanouvering them and surviving by stunning them with the autocannon but wasn't able to penetrate them at all at point blank range so inevitably I died once the player got me in his sights properly. And the less said about my attempts to use the AA truck the better.
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Niko Bellic Appreciation Thread Anonymous Comrade 03/26/2020 (Thu) 17:23:21 No. 7416 [Reply] [Last]
Appreciation thread for our favorite ex-Yugo, bowling playing, pussy slaying comrade.
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>>7477 he was looking to avenge the death of his Balkan village that got genocided. wasn't on vacation
>>7477 He left his country because of war and lack of opportunity to become involved with the Russian mob and only then went to the US. Going to the US and the degeneracy were incidental, plus he clearly dislikes capitalism and can observe and display contempt for the enhanced alienation of the cosmopolitan libs he encounters in Liberty City (which is basically NY)
he's a lumpy, stalin robbed banks too
>>7562 Based. Comrade Bellic will lead the revolution.
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Anonymous Comrade 12/26/2019 (Thu) 23:47:55 No. 4757 [Reply] [Last]
Thoughts on Hypernormalisation
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>>5609 Bad takes like what it? Interested in watching it. But stuck in the living room so tell if there are any adult situations please
>>4757 It's appropriately Lynchian for our horrific post-modern fascist world. The book that coined the term is worth looking into: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexei_Yurchak an interesting talk of his (in English): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg6Vq0cXvSc the book: https://libgen.is/search.php?req=Everything+was+Forever%2C+Until+it+was+No+More
Anne frank is really cute why did the nazis have to kill off so many qt jews omg
>>4757 Why was she so cute bros? She didn't deserve to die so early.
>>7506 Nazis were really autistic. Fuck them.

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/Flowers General/ Anonymous Comrade 02/19/2020 (Wed) 06:22:37 No. 6290 [Reply] [Last]
You planting flowers this spring, if so tell me about it!
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Got poison oak all over my body and face clearing land in a think thorny area. Id it for a trees and shade favoring flower garden.
>>6321 I'd like to do this but I don't even know what plants are native to my area.
>>6312 Some flowering plants are edible (fruits come from flowers), and lots of flowers will attract pollinators for any fruiting plants you have.
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Does anyone know the "language" of flowers and flower arrangements? I don't remember much about it, but it sounds intriguing. Also if I remember correctly certain flowers are used for different kinds of medical toxins/poisons used by people in the past (such as Belladona). Pic related
>>7382 Depending on where you are you may have a government department that catalogs that information.


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