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Welcome to /hobby/, plus mod feedback thread! Comrade Board volunteer 10/23/2019 (Wed) 16:57:58 No. 1 [Reply] [Last]
Hello everyone, and welcome to /hobby/! This topic will serve as an introduction as well as the mod feedback area. I know that some people were not on board with our decision to merge the boards, but please give it a chance and hopefully you will find it to be as comfy as where you used to hang out, but with more population. In addition, Comrade King has kindly volunteered to migrate over all the topics that have had activity in the last few weeks so you can continue your conversations.

However, I want to stress that this board should be treated as a clean slate and you should make use of the freedom that it allows. In this space feel free to make topics about any kind of hobby, entertainment, passtime, interest or vocation. These topics don't have to be related to leftism, though of course you should feel free to do so if you would like. Overall, this board is intended to give refugees of 8chan somewhere to post about their favourite interests without having to go into whatever new skinhead-infested DoD honeypot is created to replace it. An example of the kind of topic that might be encouraged is to start a topic discussing your favourite workout routines or recipes, or discussing an interesting movie that has recently been released. We would encourage people to put effort into their OPs however, as one line shitposts might be more comfortable on /GET/.

As we have merged other boards in order to create /hobby/, we would like to remind all users that it is possible for more boards to be created in future out of /hobby/ if they demonstrate a good user count/post volume such that they would be able to support a board on their own.

Overall, the moderation standards here are similar to the ones on /leftypol/, and I have included their manifesto for reference, with the exception that posts do not have to have a political slant or basis. I hope you will all enjoy this board together and that we can have some good conversations.
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>>10690 0. Assuming Windows, install MSYS2 1. pacman -S elinks-git 2. ???? 3. PROFIT On a legit OS you may want to open elinks (or links, or lynx, or w3m) in a Cool-Retro-Term instance.
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>>10690 >>10702 picrelated
>>10690 >>10702 >>10704 But that obviously leaves you without the "images" part of an imageboard (though you can open them in an external viewer). In a browser, you can add custom CSS (userstyle) using the Stylish extension. In conclusion, DIY, comrade! Use the means of production the FOSS movement has already seized for ya. Leave the admins to the task of maintaining the commons
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The Spook Who Sat By The Door Anonymous Comrade 06/02/2020 (Tue) 06:06:35 No. 10152 [Reply] [Last]
This is an old film about a fictional black militant uprising. When it was released, it was immediately banned by the FBI, who attempted to destroy all copies of it. It's pretty relevant. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spook_Who_Sat_by_the_Door_(film) magnet:?xt=urn:btih:D64CCBB91BBBCCE6F0D853371E5D224B9E9BA359&dn=The%20Spook%20Who%20Sat%20by%20the%20Door%20(1973)&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.coppersurfer.tk%3A6969%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2F9.rarbg.to%3A2920%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.opentrackr.org%3A1337&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.internetwarriors.net%3A1337%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.leechers-paradise.org%3A6969%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.coppersurfer.tk%3A6969%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.pirateparty.gr%3A6969%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.cyberia.is%3A6969%2Fannounce
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>>11581 >>11582 >>11585 please keep replying
>>11582 Honestly OP is fine in comparison, the first anon to reply is the one losing his shit over nothing
>>11599 You're lacking context, the first set of rage-posts were justified given that at the moment of posting people were spamming new threads that only had 3-4 posts before sinking, often either being stupidly obscure (and belonging on one of the general threads) or were outright duplicate threads. There were 3 separate Batman threads and 2 Joker threads and a bunch of other rubbish that no-one used and just took up catalog space, this is one of those threads. There is little to say about the OP's movie, nobody, in the entire 2 months posted a single thing of meaningful input outside of "is dis leftist?!" from OP, which is retarded.
Time for the daily bump
>>11602 You're absolutely out of your fucking mind

Furry General 2.0 Satan-kun 05/17/2020 (Sun) 06:12:12 No. 9660 [Reply] [Last]
I love you guys lol
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>>11201 I feel like the fact that they're paintings makes it worse, they're less transient. But yeah idk just how the legs are like 3x as big as the top freaks me out.
>>11198 but it's hoooooot
I just love furry porn
This thread is far more standard, good.
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I just watched BNA and I feel like that snine could cause me to develop a furry fetish. Well, maybe not. When they change the jaw shape into a muzzle instead of a human face it gets gross, but tanuki girl was cute.

/k/ - Guns in general Anonymous Comrade 02/03/2020 (Mon) 11:24:19 No. 5906 [Reply] [Last]
Just don't talk about gun control
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To improve the Falconfire drill out the airflow-restricting plastic to have more air going behind the dart, and put a better spring in it for more power.
Hi gun people. I'm moving to a house out in the country and want to get a gun for sport shooting. Just general improvement, no hunting. Any recommendations? Seems like the entry level babby shit would be some sort of 22, but I was looking at bolt action .308 stuff by ruger and savage, and they seem cool. I really don't know shit about guns, so I might be totally off base with what I should look for.
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>>11601 There are many things to look at when choosing a rifle. There are the cartridge, the barrel, the action, the trigger, the furniture, and the capacity for accessories. I won't detail very much. Cartridges are hell to consider because you might not have the opportunity to try and compare before making your choice. You mention .308, which you should learn to call 7.62x51. I do not recommend it. It is almost unbearable in semi-auto (AR) and you will absolutely gain a nasty flinch when firing, making precise shooting impossible (sustained semi-auto isn't as badly affected). This can be curtailed by buying and getting used to a slightly weaker cartridge like 5.56x45, but at that point why even buy 7.62x51 in the first place? Unlike 7.62x51 or 5.56x45, 7.62x39 gets dicked by wind at and past 300 meters. Other options to consider are .450 Bushmaster, .50 Beowulf, .458 SOCOM, 6.5 Grendel, and 6.5 Creedmore. The calibre of the first three are in inches. Keep in mind that you shouldn't expect more than twenty-round magazines for 7.62x51 and the 6.5s, or more than ten-round magazines for the others. All of this is within the AR platform and I have seen bolt-action rifles in everything but 7.62x39. AKs are available in 5.56x45 (NPAP-85). Barrels come in many different shapes and sizes. A longer barrel will give you greater accuracy and bullet-speed at the muzzle, or muzzle-velocity, while shorter barrels are less heavy. A thicker barrel's mass will better allocate the heat given off by the friction of the bullet when the cartridge is fired but can are heavier, whereas shorter barrels can not as easily allocate that heat and so may get too hot, losing their accuracy. Some barrels can come chrome-lined or nitride-lined on the inside, preventing a loss of accuracy, corrosion, or else, while having other benefits or drawbacks that I've no fucken clue about. The action can determine the rifle's recoil, reliability, accuracy, and more. Roller-delayed blowback rifles (Cetme, PTR, MP5, Famas) have reputable reliability and less felt recoil, but none have floated barrels. A floated barrel has better accuracy than a non-floated barrel. Gas-operated rifles (AK, AR) have small tubes connected to the barrel partway through, and so never have floated barrels. But every rifle is different, with different lengths of its barrel, and different placement of that barrel's connection with the gas system, making some rifles' barrels closer or farther from floated and more or less accurate than others. Bolt-acion, break-action (Thompson/Center's Contender), and other rifles are easily free-floated and thus more accurate than others. Many non-bolt-action rifles have alot of free-space for dust, mud, dirt, debris, and so on, or space for errors in the design or manufacture of the rifle, making them less accurate (but probably more reliable depending where you take it). The trigger is your most important interface with the rifle. If you want a rifle and want to eventually grind off more inaccuracy, you must only buy a rifle with a tweakable and replacable trigger. There are two types of triggers, the single-stage and two-stage triggers. The single-stage trigger reminds one of the keys set on a mechanical keyboard. Pressure is applied without any reaction by the trigger or key until it suddenly gives in, with all of the pressure you applied slamming it. Two-stage triggers are much different. Pressure is applied to a point where the trigger gives in, though with great resistance, until the second stage that requires greater pressure is met. If you use a two-stage trigger, you will easily learn to flinch. Using a variety of calibers, especially weaker ones, can help to confuse and unlearn the flinching. The furniture are the things in your livingroom that you sit on and the things on your rifle that sit on you, on your forward, supporting hand, and in your shoulder. Don't touch the rifle to your bones. Do pull the rifle into you. The buttstock is that backward end which can look triagular. The handguard is that forward piece that separates your hand from the hot and unwieldy-when-fired barrel. These are the same and only called the stock on a famas, aug, mosin, etc.. The capacity for accessories is driven by mounts at the forestock or at the side of the reciever, picatinny rails, cobra mounts, etc.. From these can be mounted a wide variety of scopes, lasers, flashlights, sights, and mounts for scopes. Other accessories to keep in mind might be muzzle devices, bayonets, ladle-holders, slings, and so on. If you plan on buying a cheap, sub-$500 bolt-action rifle, I recommend that you buy an SKS or save up to buy an actually good bolt-action rifle. But this really hits because cheap scopes are garbage. It is said that you should spend just as much on your scope as you should spend on your rifle. If you now plan on buying an SKS, you might consider saving up to buy an Armalite from a reputable manufacturer (you will need to read up like hell), or an imported AK (Cugir, Zavasta, WBP), or any other decent semi-auto rifle (PTR 91, M1A, Mini-14, SU-16). Anything good, even a decent bolt-action rifle and scope combo, costs around $900 or more except for the SKS. If you buy an SKS, remember to fully disassemble it to clean out the firing pin, even if it's already been cleaned. If there is cosmoline around the firing pin, the firing pin will be stuck in place and it will not fire or it will fire all loaded ammo without stopping.
>>11606 >barrels closer or farther from floated and more or less accurate than others. and thus* Of course, no barrels float, they all have to be attached to the rest of the rifle somewhere. But the less touch the better. This is what is meant. :) And don't buy a bolt-action rifle if you're going with a sixteen-inch barrel. It should be twenty or more.
>>11207 >Aren't those iterations from Abakan trails? Yeah think they are, just found them nestled away in a wall of text when I was looking around for first gen stuff, shoved them all in a picture and saved it without looking lol >Not to be pedantic, but AS(M) doesn't really qualify as an AK platform by any stretch and I doubt many of the TKB and AEK prototypes would either. They aren't(?), when I saved it I meant it as in "post-WW2 prototypes" not realizing the page I was on spanned decades. Don't really know much about them though. >>11606 Good effort post. FAMAS is lever-delayed not roller btw and SKS is semi-auto rather than bolt-action but I think that's just a typo on your part

HEMA/WMA Anonymous Comrade 04/17/2020 (Fri) 17:53:25 No. 8519 [Reply] [Last]
:Broadsword Edition: >What is HEMA or WMA? Historical European Martial Arts or sometimes Western Martial Arts are attempts at decoding, studying, and practicing the history, art, and fighting of everything from the Medieval Period to Early Modern Combatives. What traditions are you lot studying at the moment? Me? Going through George Silver's "Paradoxes of Defence" to expand my regimental broadsword/sabre repertoire.
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>>11010 Thanks for the 4th book and you're welcome.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p-XYy0RKkA&lc Reposting an interesting anecdote Robert Venus 1 year ago "I first heard of the Urumi from a Sikh guy at a gym in Coventry, England. When he described it I was highly sceptical about its actual efficiency. He described it as a ceremonial weapon (where we all know that ridiculous is perfectly fine) and as a last resort. It was the latter that intrigued me. He brought his Urumi (no edge) to the gym and attached it to his belt. We heavy sparred with training knives 6 v 1. When we got close he unclipped the Urumi and let loose. We all had full guards on but the effectiveness of it, to displace or fend off a number of attackers was good. The speed he went from knife to a spinning wall of 5 spring steel ribbons was around 1 second. He then returned to knife for a single, controlled attack. And repeat. It'd be easily overcome with basic armour but that wasn't the context of its use. I also attempted to use it and was far more grateful of armour than when I was on the other end of it!" TL;DR: Whipsword Pro: It's unpredictable. Your opponent can't easily defend against it. Con: It's unpredictable. You can't easily defend against it. It also reminds me of the snakesword from Inuyasha
>>10757 >>10908 >>10909 Recognising good effort posts. >>10910 >>10911 >>11010 she protec she attac but most of all she want a hema anime bacc >>11548 Other George Silver channel (a bit cringe and low quality but has been active as a club for 20 years): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrDy16tSbklzWkqaunMGdzw And Georgie's books:

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>>11532 I paid more attention to the swords they were using tbh so I had to rewatch a couple of scenes. Some of the swords look like copies of the various hangers used in the first half of the 18th century. A couple showed up in James Miller's 1735 micro-treatise labelled as "faulchion". Here's Matt Easton with one them: https://youtu.be/-Km5tWrhU-4 >I felt that while a bit theatrical, it did so relatively realistically. I'd say so. There's nothing truly "offensive" about it. In Will's first encounter with Jack, you can see the sword he used was some sort of single edged spadroon after it got stuck. He closed in on Jack with a series of thrusts moments prior which is appropriate for the weapon. I also notice the usage of half hanging parries against attacks to the body in these kinds of movies which are perfectly valid actions. Films set in the age of smallsword onwards have it easy though. It seems that by the time that virtually all masters settled for mostly linear, right foot forward, lunge-based swordplay, the evolution of European (or at least British) fencing became more or less linear up to their contemporary forms. Backsword/broadsword fencing at that point was very much related to smallsword. They'd share similar footwork and most of the positions. Biggest difference is one could actually cut and the parries and positions might have adjustments to acommodate that. Various masters like Zachary Wylde would teach smallsword first as the foundation before moving on to broadsword. Even when the smallsword itself as a weapon fell out of use its martial knowledge survived as foil fencing. And just as broadsword and smallsword were related, so were the military sabre and foil. Just compare modern foil/epee/sabre guards and parries to the Napoleonic-era posters OP posted. Chances are, if your film is set around 1700s onwards and the choreography is based on modern fencing, you wouldn't be that far off. Foil/epee fencing with rapiers look weird but the really bad stuff happens when you base medieval fencing on absolute fiction. Hope I got all that stuff correct.
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Anonymous Comrade 04/30/2020 (Thu) 12:16:52 No. 8997 [Reply] [Last]
Now that the dust has settled, what's your verdict?
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>>10930 Source?
>>10935 The sparrows were based on Protestantism, and Protestantism was probably the closest you'll get to a "progressive" movement for the masses in the middle ages so yes
Funny how its already forgotten for the most part as soon as it ended.
Elvis the Alien did a decent review of why the final season is so bad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2R3zKCBAmw

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Rail Appreciation Thread Anonymous Board owner 08/15/2019 (Thu) 22:33:23 No. 11238 [Reply] [Last]
It's that time again. Post trams and trains and other rail vehicles. Both vehicles from AES and c*pitalist countries welcome.

I am looking for this one very aesthetic picture of a tram going down a grassy incline. I think it was from Czechoslovakia but not sure.
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>>11499 >>11497 >>11494 Horikou is seriously under-rated.
>>11499 >>11497 Thank you based admins, now I won't have to worry that this thread sinks because of spamfags.
>>11511 They made the new one anyway LMAO
>>11575 Redirect the retards here and report it. It doesn't belong there.
>>11584 >>11575 Kek the admins got mad

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/trek/ Anonymous Comrade 01/24/2020 (Fri) 01:40:32 No. 5635 [Reply] [Last]
<Star Trek Picard S01E01 is out (check torrents) >general Favourite episodes, best characters, memorable moments, etc.
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Seeing the Patrick Stewart talk calling him a sellout and wishing he had some integrity, I just wanna point out he never gave a shit. A bunch of the Picard only episodes in TNG happened because Patrick Stewart was bored of the show and said "Hey, wouldn't it be cool if we made an episode where Picard got some pussy?" to the writers
>>11559 Do you have any sources for it? The actors always seemed very conscious they were in a cheap, naive space opera after all (and I really like TNG). They seem sincere in conventions though, maybe it's a proof they are great actors.
>>11590 There was a bunch of info and sources for the episodes in question on the Star Trek wiki three years ago, I checked the episode page I thought it was on but the info isn't there.
>>11590 >>11596 Finally found it! It's the third bullet point here, I remember seeing something along these lines on a couple other episodes too.

Cats Anonymous Comrade 06/28/2020 (Sun) 06:19:33 No. 10931 [Reply] [Last]
Do you think cats can pass the mirror test? My cats seem self aware, but aren't interested in mirrors. They also have zero understanding of computer screens, and keep crawling behind speakers looking for the source when you play recorded cat meows, no matter how many times you do it. I really wish I could communicate enough with animals to explain how technology works sometimes, or how certain things are dangerous to them. It would be more fun if I could teach cats about light switches, or if we could design VR video headsets with games that cats would like to play.
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>>10946 I think videos like this show the mirror test is over-rated; the problem with measuring intelligence is that it's hard to not be anthropocentric and end up measuring human-like behavior. It's also a problem I have with the Turing Test, there are REALLY stupid AI's (like cleverbot) that can fool joe-schmoe yet can't solve any actual problems, meanwhile animals that are considered "dumb" (like ants) can solve surprisingly complex problems with the proper stimulation.
>>10931 >but aren't interested in mirrors I have seen cats hissing at their own mirror image when it's a large enough mirror that reaches down to the ground. Also it might be that if the cat recognizes it's self in the mirror that it looses interest. >They also have zero understanding of computer screens If you show them video that was recorded low to the ground, from a similar point of view they would have, they get really into watching screens. >It would be more fun if I could teach cats about light switches You can do that, you just have to make switches that grab their attention, you know that switches we designed look tempting for humans and invite us to touch them... You have to do design with cat cognitive ergonomics in mind, cats like pull on strings with fluffy things attached to it, they also like to shove tiny objects with their paws, so a long sideways mounted paddle-switch with a ball on the end, near to the ground, would probably also work.
this thread is shit
>>10931 Peter Gabriel (yes, that one) has spent the last decade trying to fund an "Interspecies Internet" through which humans and bonobos can communicate. https://petergabriel.com/news/the-interspecies-internet/ Brian Pern isn't a mockumentary, it's a documentary.
I'd just like to add onto >>11013 and >>11021, other than the mirror test being anthropocentric to the point of being bullshit it really does depend on the cat. I've got two cats who completely understand what a mirror is but they're not interested. These two had issues with screens and speakers at first, but they figured that out quick and will watch action movies and nature shows, and figured out how to open a sliding door (but they were too weak for the lever) as well as a round knobbed door within a week of encountering them at a few months old, plus a bunch of other shit they have no business understanding. They even understand a surprising amount of English compared to other cats. I think most cats are only inquisitive about cat stuff, while others like these two are more curious about the world. To be fair these two are Siamese which are different.

Batman Anonymous Comrade 11/11/2019 (Mon) 04:46:07 No. 2628 [Reply] [Last]
Porky punching lumpens to get his kicks or class traitor who directly and indirectly helpi people?

Also general capeshit thread i guess
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>>10137 Guilt replying
>>11047 >copypasting article by Zizek >effort post
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>>11588 >copy-pasting No I did not actually. Everything in the effort post was written/compiled by me and me alone, I have not read any of Zizek's books or articles, so if any phrases or ideas coincide with his, they are purely coincidental, I made my analytical deductions myself and backed them with quotes from the films and quotes/summaries of famous reviews of said films relating to the subject, with archived links to said articles
>>11593 So you proved my point, Zizek's analysis reached the same conclusions that I did, and in his own words, nowhere did I copy-paste his phrases unless general social terms are somehow 'plagiarism'.


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