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Welcome to /ub/ - Überhengst
German for "over stallion," and a reference to Nietzsche's "Übermensch," /üb/ - Überhengst is about bettering yourself physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. It is about self-improvement, constructive self-reflection, and seeking advice from others. You may discuss here those personal hobbies through which you develop your creative energies, and the efforts you take to improve your talents, artistic and otherwise. And of course, this is a board for fitness and literature, as they are parts of the backbone of physical and mental wellness. This is also a board where we may discuss Western culture - history, literature, architecture, and philosophy - as when imbibed, culture improves the mind and spirit, sharpening mental faculties, and providing a greater connection to those around you and to civilizations millennia old.

As this is a self-improvement board, discussions of personal problems should be constructive. No wallowing in self-pity. We are here to become better, and while seeking company in misery may be a helpful part of the process, the process does not end there.


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Should I get therapy?
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Is therapy just a joke, or is it worth getting? Who should I do therapy with? Can I trust my entire life's story with anyone who's not on this site?
Maybe if I tell you my life's story, you can give me life advice.

I was raised by abusive lefty parents who hated their smart white son and often tried to push me towards trannyism. Never fell for it.
First I was sent to a shit primary school. A few kids bullied me there and teachers punished me whenever I fought back. I was a fat angry kid who could punch hard when pushed, and they liked attacking me and then running away. But when we fought properly I'd kick their asses. One time I kicked their asses hard enough to make them stop bothering me.
When I graduated from this school I was sent to the special school of a catholic school, and made the personal property of one old bitch there who hated autistic kids. Around that era I got interested in Game Maker and pokemon romhacking but that interest never amounted to anything, though I did have a USB full of GBA roms and romhacking tools and the fact that I was able to code at such a young age when not all kids were learning that should have shown somebody that I had more to offer the world than shitty schools thought I should.
Thanks to that school, my schedule looked like this: Enter a side building, wait for the day to end, sometimes get insulted by the teachers if they felt like abusing me, usually get to eat lunch at lunchtime but sometimes they wouldn't let me (and it didn't matter whether I brought a packed lunch to school or brought money for the school cafeteria) and eventually go home to a house with parents that, when told the right words by my boomer bullies, would freak out and abuse me at home too. Rarely I'd get to join in a classroom... but class clowns would act up until I'd get blamed for it and sent out.
If I had a tape recorder or decent phone, I could have gathered evidence of the shit said/done to me (audio files of verbal abuse, pics of bruises, etc) and posted it online. But I was never allowed anything like that, because my parents feared I might use it on them. One day at school the art teacher bumped me with her car while backing up into a crowd of kids, I was fine but pissed off and the art teacher shrieked and blame-slinged feministically at me until I lost my patience and started barking back, then she put me in front of the headmaster and I told him about the abusive staff members and called him terrible at his job, so he kicked me out.
Then I was sent to a worthless "speshul" school where a few teachers abused me and the students usually watched in confusion when they weren't joining in. Whenever I trusted an adult enough to tell him or her what happened at home, that adult decided to call child protective services, who sent the same fucking boomer woman over to warn my parents that I was talking about what went on at home again. I couldn't get away from my family until I became the problem of Adult Protective Services, where the slightly less retarded and lazy people go.
A woman my age at the autistics-only youth club I attended got mad at me over retarded internet roleplaying nonsense-drama that didn't even involve me, and she lied about me to the cops and accused me of abusing her, even went to some clinic to fake signs of a concussion she didn't have because she's a spoilt bitch who knows how to play her rich parents like fiddles, she was a low-functioning sociopath woman with histrionic personality disorder and every retarded boomer's sympathy. She lied and got away with it, because the cops weren't interested in this case after she cartoonishly fucked up and started gloating about physically assaulting me without realizing it hurt her case. But even though I said to the managers of the youth club and the friends I knew there "If what she said about me was true I'd be in jail so you know she's lying" they couldn't believe me because they were dumb. There was one weird creepy fucker I used to talk to online because his "woe is me, asian school life is sooo hard" shit kind of reminded me of me at the time, but he got severe TDS and stopped being a person once he stopped viewing me as a person so I'm glad I didn't tell him anything sensitive or identifiable that could fuck me over later in life.
Anyway when I went to college, I was lied to and exploited by the staff until I dropped out. They even tricked me into taking a worthless course that turned out to be the dump where they dump the autistic kids and give them a useless fake newspaper to write. I wish I dropped out sooner, trying to live on barely fucking anything is hard enough when your mom took govt money meant for you, but it's harder when you're forced to spend most of your cash on train rides between your college and shitty home every two weeks and all your cunt government can offer is a discount pass. Now that I'm living alone, I've got a free bus pass I can barely use. Government priorities, am I right?

I am an autistic man, I'm 24 years old, I'll be 25 next year, and I've spent so much of my life as property of someone else that I find it hard to notice when I'm hungry or tired and remember that I should eat or sleep without someone or a phone alarm telling me to. I shower every night before bed but sometimes I miss meals, it's what helped me go from obese fatty to only-slightly-overweight. I don't think I know what it feels like to be loved by someone else. Learning makes me happy and I love documentaries but when I tried an online free learning site it reminded me of school and I couldn't do it. Sometimes I talk to people and act charming like those "Charisma on command" youtube vids told me so they'll like me, but I've never given anyone my full backstory before. The only woman in my life I ever kissed was that bitch who falsely accused me and got away with it. I want to say I have no interest in modern women but I still feel the urge to wank to them. But I don't wank any more because of nofap.
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Today I was moved by an incredible show of kindness from a good friend. It is always good to stick up for your friends, because that's how you prove your friendship is more than just a convenient association and make lifelong friends out of acquaintances.
Dear princess Celestia,
today I learned that friendship is really cool.
Your faithful student,
Hard work is hard and rewarding as a man. I look at the shelves I built for myself and smile.
"I built that".
I am an engineer. I made my own shelves.
The Engineer is Engi-here.

...that reminds me. Tf2 has better characters than Overwatch.
Everyone in Overwatch is a shallow product meant to sell toys. Nobody has a deep personality.
Spy and Soldier and Scout and the rest might seem like one-note memes but they have depth.
When Engineer says his "The engineer is engi-here" quote and chuckles at his dumb joke, it's deep characterization. He really is the type to actually fucking say that and find it a little funny. While Overwatch characters just yell corny cliche lines full of tryhard corporate pandering gamerspeak.
also gameplay-wise the characters are just easy mode versions of TF2 characters usually. The Soldier's job is to rocket jump high and rain down rockets. Overwatch's Soldier is an egyptian(?) black woman in bird-themed power armour who can slowly fly up and rain a shitton of rockets down with the press of a button.
Scout must be fast and dangerous to survive. Tracer can teleport around and undo positioning mistakes while using better guns than him.
And the tanks have 10x more health than Heavy or more for crying out loud!
Overwatch? More like... Don'twatch!
Had a based thought today

Once I heard a myth about a man who survived inside a whale by being resourceful and never giving up. So what if whales don't work that way? Never let truth get in the way of a good myth that sings the praises of a good value. Based myths say it's good to be awesome and smart while never giving up. Based myths say it's good to be a good person. A story doesn't have to be 100% realistic, it just needs to be good. And a good message helps.

Meanwhile shit myths are Pourquoi stories. A dumb man asked the village's wisest man a question. And like any primitive wise man, he doesn't know the answer and that won't stop him from making some bullshit up.

Why does the sun set red?
>Uh... the sun is embarassed when it runs away from the earth.

Why do some things sink when some things float?
>Poseidon likes some things more than others.

Why does meat make you fart?
>Uh... once a wizard shrunk a man down and vore happened and he... uh... sorry i lost interest in the story. Also can you bring me a change of pants? Hehehe if I have my way I will insert my degenerate furry fetishes into as many of your myths as possible. My coom will echo unto eternity.

How do I get a girlfriend?
>Throw car batteries into the ocean until the goddess of car batteries and love is satisfied. She's the only woman you'll ever satisfy.

Pourquoi-worshipping dipshits who think the ocean is made of the tears of the last demon left and only one left alive by their religion's protagonist after a near-total genocide of demons... It doesn't matter if they think swimming and making boats is holy or heretical aka based or cringe, they didn't invent the world's greatest boats. People motivated by stories of greatness understood reality for what it is, not for what the village elder says it is, and they made the best boats. And planes. And everything else ever. Except dynamite vests. Muslims made that. Also some primitive cultures invented stone and wood swords and then never invented anything else so because we pity them we pretend we didn't invent the same things but better 3000 years ago before moving on to iron and bronze and steel swords that could eat primitive tools for lunch and shit better ones out into the rivers primitives drink from.
Years ago I played some shit matches with incompetent teammates where there were more engineers than any other class in the match, the enemies had medics and heavy's everywhere along with soldiers so they fucked us up in the intelligence room of 2 fort then stole all the shit.
Myths are nothing more than fiction, stories surrounded in barbarity and glory. They are meant to represent tribal examples, now the shock and awe is centered around the excitement of digital illusions.
Friend cried a lot today because the clot shot took his own mother from him. Never met the woman but seeing him hurt like this hurt more than words can describe. I felt things then, but now I feel exhausted. A global conspiracy's raping the planet and it's killing people. She spent the final years of her life cooped inside, overwhelmed by fear, a slave of the television until its fashionable faucist jab took her life. That's no way to spend your final days. The enormity of it all is so... enormous. That was a person. And now she's gone. And everyone who knew her refuses to admit it's the vaccine that killed her, not kung flu. These idiot friends of hers are trying not to think about her passing because it threatens their religion. They're openly putting their faith in the death jabs over this person's life. Fear's overwhelming them so much, they can't process loss like this man could. They didn't feel a goddamn thing, not one of them, except this man I talked with today. I've tried to focus on my own life, made some nice sandwiches today, pretended everything's fine. Delusions on a planet-wide scale are distancing us from each other and reality. No wonder we're all fucking insane to some degree. This world's on a downward spiral. In a world gone mad, you'd have to be a little crazy to avoid losing it completely. And now... now we're all just expected to carry on like nothing is really happening. Just keep on pretending we're fine on a world we're pretending is fine. How are we supposed to handle this? If there's some secret trick I want to hear it. Does it ever get any easier?

Cook your food
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One problem plaguing a lot of people these days, especially burgers like myself, is that many people eat out at restaurants too much instead of preparing home cooked meals. Eating out is frequently both more expensive and less healthy for you than a home cooked meal. Furthermore, many people live with a limited library of meals that they know how to prepare and don't realize the culinary possibilities that are right in front of them.

The purpose of this thread is to try to break that habit of eating out and to make cooking at home become the norm in our lives. Please share meal ideas and how to prepare them here. All meals are welcome, although preferably we should post meals that are easy to prepare so that novice cooks will not be intimidated by the prospect of preparing them for themselves. Even simple sandwiches are fair game. Sometimes that may mean cutting corners with pre-made mixes instead of preparing everything from scratch.

Remember that the goal isn't necessarily to post the most inexpensive meals or the healthiest meals, although those meals are certainly very welcome. The goal is to encourage people to dust off their kitchen appliances and flex their atrophied cooking muscles. I realize that this opens the door to culinary nightmares like /tg/'s infamous meat-bread, but so be it. Let's get cooking!
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Based thread
Hello again fam, how's your cooking? Theres plenty of Youtube cooking shows, and a deep dive is highly advisable. I cant count how many new and unique flavor combinations Ive tried, and theres a wealth pf talent available at your fingertips.
But today, both because I just completed it for the second time (the first was delicious, but Im still developing my technique) I'd like to draw your attention to the unquestionably most delicious sandwich Ive ever tasted:
The short rib Chuck Roast Grilled Cheese sandwich.
First premiered in the early 2000's and quickly earning the proprietors the title of "Best grilled cheese in brooklyn", this sandwich is an event. It takes a bit of prep work to pull off, not least of which is making a red-wine braised Chuck Roast (and having leftovers).
If I could force you to eat this sandwich, I would. All credit to NOT ANOTHER COOKING SHOW (really, an awesome channel for anyone who likes cooking/experimenting, Ive made about a dozen of his recipes, and he hasnt failed me yet).
and the short rib (the recipe works well with most semi-fatty cuts of beef)
Please, for the love of all that is delicious, set aside the time to make this sandwich, it will change how you think about a sandwich.
And, gruyere is often hard to find, but recently my local walmart started stocking it so hopefully itll be available, its by the smoked gouda. Its worth getting the right cheese, trust me. Couldnt find any buttercress, so I substituted spring mix.
There's not much else to say. Literally unbelievably good. Cheers
Whoops! THAT was NOT the right link, my bad
Quick overview
Sourdough bread (fresh, unsliced)
thin layer of blackberry preserve (homemade)
layer of fine grated gruyere
leftover chuck roast, shredded
pickled red (or yellow) onions
Watercress (or spring mix) lettuce
layer of fine grated gruyere
Sourdough bread

Its a grilled cheese, so youll be toasting the bread while melting the cheese, and adding a thin layer of (recommended) garlic and olive oil aoli (mayo)
I cant... I cant even. This sandwich is so good, it causes mental fatigue. Seriously.
Started premaking my spaghetti bolognese in plastic containers.
When it's time to eat I microwave it, then put it into bread with some sandwich filler of the day and eat it.
Good shit.

Get It Off Your Chest
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>Nazi Horsefucker Edition
Vent frustrations and life issues that don't deserve their own thread here.
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>more to be seen
Please elaborate
>ears back
Yes, that was the day we brought her home. I only have 2 pictures of her, regrettably
>no one to blame
>the abyss
Im coming from the school where one doesnt fear the abyss and abandoning one's self to it is an essential part of one's potentiation. The trick is to not lose one's self in the process, which is what many/most other aspects of the work are geared toward in some capacity, but I digress.
His words mirror many my own, I see no fault

As a surprise addendum, a very "Applejack-esque" cowgirl Im aquainted with had this to say about the matter.
>Dont you dare let this break you. Dont you dare. You cant keep horses without losing them eventually. But not everyone who loses a horse internalizes it. Alot of them wouldn't obsess about what they did wrong, and alot of them wouldnt shed a tear in putting them down. Alot of them dont care. And there are alot of horses who need the love and affection you can give them. You know what you did wrong now so get up, dust yourself off, and get back in the saddle cuz theres alot of horses out there dying without knowing any human affection. She bonded to you in a week. I dont know many first-time horse owners who have managed that.
>pic related
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Long story short. Nutmeg.
Perhaps, although not every glass is clear nor is all water either.
There is more than meets the eye, as usual.
Narcissism could be numbered against my long list but as of yet it isn't for it would be another labeled smear on the records, self obsession is common amongst the modern populace. Generosity is a rare commodity nowadays, unfortunately so.
>Please elaborate
To phrase it abruptly, there are always going to be more dead horses. The desensitization of deceased domestic animals is hard to acquire if one's heart is ever too caring and sharing.
Elaborated accordingly.
>Yes, that was the day we brought her home.
Unaccustomed to the strange environment that appeared before her, she saw the flaws and manipulated them but had not anticipated the danger of the roaring roads.
>Im coming from the school where one doesnt fear the abyss
The fear of sadness, is but a phobia of depression.
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We should have a thread for nice music.
There's a political music thread but I mean one specifically for this sort of thing https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_cLprhx7JE that just sounds nice. Based lyrics about a happy housewife being good to her ploughman, a cheerful tone, not a nigger to be heard, it's a traditional song advocating for traditionalism while sounding nice.
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We already have it.
Non political music goes here: >>>/sp/2487 →
You're right, another thread specifically for that sort of music would be a bit much
The Clancy Brothers  Tommy Makem  The Nightingale  Johnsons Motor Car.mp4
Who doesn't like a bit of Irish music every once in a while?

Mares in Manufacturing Matter
tl;dr: post shit about how to machine or manufacture shit here. Being able to make shit makes you more of a man with bigger balls.

Lets start on the political side of manufacturing with a USA centric theme.
Once upon a time, USA was the best. It was the best because it allowed anyone to build anything they wanted and purchase anything they wanted. After all, things you own are tools, and tools are needed to survive. Why should the government put any kind of restrictions on tools needed to survive?
Well, over the years, that is exactly what they did, because the more difficult it is for you to survive with less (or incorrect) tools. The more difficult of a time you have surviving, and the less you can do something about the government.

The greatest of all these is the ability to make more tools or better tools. In the modern vernacular, this is called machining, manufacturing, fabricating, and a lot of others that are more industry specific. I suppose the second greatest ability is to be able to protect such things, but that is outside the scope of this shitpost.

Why is the ability to build [tools] important? Because it lets you, the invisible hand, be able to swiftly deal with governments (problems) how you see fit in ways that nobody can anticipate. Why do you think policies being pushed through has been moving businesses over seas? The government does not want you to know how to make shit. Workers unions have not been nice either, but as near as I can tell that is the result of a different symptom (greed). In either case, bureaucracy is a hindrance to market (you: the invisible hand’s) agility.

I could rant about all the stupid shit in various markets that result in what I already said, but instead I’d rather focus on shit that will make a better life for you. In general, focusing on the use of lathe and mill work. Lets start with the stupid basics.

Example of CNC lathe in use: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcGHtI9Lql4
Example of CNC mill in use: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHstzxuryMk
Admittedly both examples are with machines that are a bit fancier than what might be typically found, but that does not change anything other than how many times a part is handled before it is finished.

Using a lathe is called turning a part. Using a mill is called milling a part. Turning and milling parts, along with some of the more exotic methods of cutting material (such as waterjet or EDM or centerless grinding machines), is called machining.

While I don’t follow the religion of safety (the reason why ppl are so worried about C-19 to begin with), there are certain things shat should be done or not done to keep all your limbs attached to your body. Things like leaving the chuck key in and walking away. Or wearing a long sleeve shirt and reaching around the quill of the mill while its on. Don’t be a dumbass and instead use that head attached to that white neck of yours.

What I’d like to do from time to time is post in here about various machining and manufacturing practices, tips, tricks, and methodology at large.
Remember though, its not about me, its about giving you the knowledge and tools to become richer yourself. If you have a question or something related, go ahead and post it.
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Standard lathes have two axis, Z and X, the third axis is the C axis (spindle orientation/rotation). An axis is defined as something inside the machine that can move either independently or in-time with any of the other axis. (without looking it up, pretty extra sure that's what it means)
For example, old CNC mills can sometimes be found as 2.5 axis. How is one of the axis a half axis? It can't move in-time with the other two axis even though its movement is separate from the other axis. The old bandit CNC mills were 2.5 axis. The X and Y axis (the bed) could move around in any direction at the same time, but not the Z (up and down), even though the Z could be programmed to move around, it just could not move at the same time with the bed.

The 4th axis in a lathe, which mind you is quite a rare thing to find for most used equipment, is the Y-axis... basically the whole turret with all the tools attached moves up and down. Useful for certain kinds of features, but enh... most of the time people skip the 4th axis unless they have lots of work for it and instead do any machining that would require it, in the mill instead.
Basically the Y-axis is only useful for cutting holes or slots off-center. Most lathe work, and even a lot of mill work is done from the center of the part

After those standard things found in a lathe, you can find more exotic lathes with a second spindle (subspindle) which may or may not have a C-axis, and a second turret. Some companies build special other kinds of tools in for cutting certain kinds of features really really quickly, or offer them as attachments you can add yourself.
The video is to demo one such device, which I believe is a company offering them as addon kits. I would generally consider something like that a half-axis, as you generally don't want the turret cutting at the same time the attachment is. And likely it comes with a 'safety feature' to even prevent that in some way (often a custom M-code that will throw an error if something moves in a way it shouldn't).

For a mill, there are the standard 3-axis, then 4th axis is the A-axis which moves a rotary table around in-time with all the other axis. The 5th axis is table tilt/swing. There are some 5-axis mills that instead of those things, the whole spindle assembly swings left/right and front/back for the 4th and 5th axis.

I have not had the chance to work with either a Y-axis lathe or a 5-axis mill. Done lots and lots of stuff with 4-axis mills and lathes with C-axis. Uh, not counting the years spent with the good ol' fashion manual lathes and manual mills, turning the cranks by hand.

Oh, the C-axis on a lathe always always comes with live tools, so you can drill or thread holes, or slot or form or various other things, in useful places in an easy way.

I think I answered the question somewhere in there.
Thank you.
I live with roommates for now, they're beginners slowly learning the truth from me. So I'd need a way to hide anything good I might build, preferably in plain sight. Or in parts stored in different drawers.
Got anything in mind? Also, what do you know about turning NERF toys into home defense items? I picked up a huge collection of nerf guns from a friend getting his shit together and moving on from collecting kids toys.
>hide anything good I might build, preferably in plain sight. Or in parts stored in different drawers
like, you have access to a lathe and a mill and want ideas for good things to build that can be hidden? I'm confused here.

>turning NERF toys into home defense items
I've seen some of the videos. single shot nerf guns. Still need a chambered and rifled barrel to insert inside of them. Honestly just get black powder guns. They are cheap, the BATFE does not track them via serial number, classic history pieces, and very usable. Shipped right to your door. Black powder can be bought pretty easily, or even make your own relatively easily.
For a source of graphite to make black powder with, maybe go to an EDM shop and ask if they have any leftover chunks of graphite used for their EDM process that they throw away. Take the chunks and pulverize them to mix with potassium nitrate and a tiny bit of aluminum powder if you have it.
powdered graphite (carbon) can also be found in health food stores in the pharmacy. You know the classic hippy-like stores that are all about natural stuff. They sell it in powder so you can eat it and it somehow helps your stomach.

potassium nitrate can be bought as stump remover in most feed stores. The idea with stump remover is after cutting down a tree, drill a smallish hole in the middle of the stump and pour stump remover (potassium nitrate) in the hole. It will accelerate the rotting process and supposedly after about a year the stump is rotten enough to break up down to the dirt level without much effort.
Anyway, store bought stump remover has extra added stuff (red stuff in my experience) -- don't know what it is, but its not potassium nitrate. take the stump remover, dissolve in as little (pure/distilled) warm water as possible. Take the salty water and put in the refrigerator - salt crystals will form in the bottom of the container, this is pure potassium nitrate. Scoop the crystals out. Finish removing what you can by further chilling the water by putting ice in ziploc bags and putting in the container, try to get it as close to freezing as possible. More crystals will form, and scoop them out for later use.
It's kind of a lossy process, but really all refinement processes are lossy. Try weighing how much water you use and how much stump remover you use to figure out how much is lost. Post your finding here.
I know a guy with a lathe, mill, and 3D printer. I'm thinking of getting a 3D printer for myself. Ideas for good things to build that can be hidden would be great.
As for that chemistry refining powder stuff I don't think I could hide that from my roommates.
CNC or manual? the kinds of things you can easily make vary quite a bit between the two for both lathe and mill work.
Was at work a little later than than the normal amount of late because they asked me at the end of the day if I could get the thing done before leaving.
The annoying thing is that I started making a program for those parts in kind of a complicated way that lets the program be extendable and customizable for a large range of parts.
It is always a bad idea to try to rush CNC machine programming that includes variables, conditional statements, and loops to make a part. Chances are much higher to make a mistake, and mistakes can get really expensive really quickly.

Lets say for example you crash a high performance insert drill and ruin it. Drill is $600, another $100 for inserts... but you also need to include the amount of time lost the machine could have been running, and the cost to have somebody come in and re-align the turret. Things may get even more expensive if the linear bearings or ball screws were messed up (generally really difficult to mess those up, but I've seen it happen).
For a decent crash, its pretty easy to see the bill going in excess of $20k.
This is why I don't like being rushed when doing much of anything with machines. But today I still pushed making the program a bit. Caught all the initial-pass programming errors and somehow managed to get good speeds and feeds by pulling numbers out of my ass.

Everything came out perfect on the first run, surprising even myself a little. There had to be at least a dozen or two of "oh, probably about this fast" and "a radius of about this much, maybe", and "crap, I can't remember which way G02 and G03 works... lets just try this way".
Fortune seems to smile upon those with experience.

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ITT we share wisdoms that we have gleaned through our own experiences with our fellow Anons, that they might live a better life. I'll start:

NEVER ask a question unless you are %100 that you want to know the answer. Whatever happens, you literally asked for it, so you better be damn sure you really wanted to know. Remember this and it will help you with friends, family, lovers, and even children. Live your life by it.
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For myopia.
Just saying if you have a little card saying you're 'legally' blind without your corrective lenses wouldn't it be neat if you could just see far away. Wouldn't that be a surprise. Hypothetically of course. Something something legalities and stuff.
More interestingly as a ramification is what if you could use glasses as a way to ensure your vision maintains or even improves in long distance vision.
Using specific lens as training weights.

Now as a person without any professional background or a deep breath and depth indepth research on eyes I'd assume the reverse is also possible.
It really depends on what you want your vision to be like and how dedicated you want this sort of training to be and how knowledgeable you are about the subject with that applications that interlink.
The other girls may hate her and envy her but that doesn't necessarily mean she's not like the other girls.
Women are whores who exchange access to their bodies for what they want. Their presence, their fleeting approval, their backholes and frontholes and mouthholes, they will sell these if the price is right.
Female streamers are prostitutes. A girl who plays video games is a novelty and if she didn't want her girl advantage she wouldn't tell us she's a girl. Her smile, her cleavage, her "one of the dudes" persona or "cutesy little uwu girl" persona or "ALWAYS HORNY ALL THE TIME" persona, these are just some of the things a woman can use to please her audience. Draping herself in the fake nerd persona or fake weeaboo onlyfans cosplay pornographer aesthetic is a way to attract male attention and a niche audience of horny men with money.
Why do so many men redpilled on women forget everything the second they see a whore who paid a man a few hundred(maybe thousands) to draw and rig her a cute anime girl avatar?
That isn't actually a 9999 year old elf princess or zombie shark or smart woman you're throwing money at, it's a whore held to lower standards than mature adult men in all areas of her life. She might be ugly and hideously obese. She might be a used-up whore with ugly tattoos. She might be a famous manhating feminist who puts on a high "uwu loli" voice or low "ara ara mommy milky milf" voice or silly accent for extra cash. It doesn't matter if she acts like a horny older sister or bratty little sister or retarded littler sister. She is a prostitute and sad men pay her to hear her say their names. Smart men know it's an act and donate money to their favourite comedians and entertainers and artists if they're worth it. But braindead cucks buy the lie and simp like autogynephiliac cucks who just want to make women happy even though it's women who helped betray the West.
I read something that said some lectin proteins are bad and cause 'leaky gut' and that butyrates could help repair it and help gut bacteria. Is that true?

Listening to different perspectives fleshes out understanding.
Advice can come from interesting areas. Sometimes it's when and how you'll find it that it matters most.
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Post good books, I need to read more
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Any good books, I'm a poorfag and a complete fucking novice to the world of english books.

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Have you read Mein Kampf? There was a thread about reading it, where we read 10 pages a day, and someone picked out the important parts and commented on them. It was sad to see it die after 100 pages or so.
Anyway so file related is The Lightning and the Sun by Savitri Devi. It's an important book if you're interested in esoteric hitlerism, and the hindu view of Hitler.
Glad I found this thread, I was thinking of making one like it.

I've been meaning to read that. If I'm not mistaken it's a meditation on honor?

I read Infinite Jest a few months ago, the first of the "meme trilogy" of 4/lit/, and I wasn't disappointed. It's generally seen as a refutation of postmodern irony. Just get ready for a long haul, it's around 1100 pages of what's mostly rambling, and lots of it isn't what it seems.
I read MK years ago but I'll add this to my "to read" list.
I thought DQ was meant as a "fuck you" to ancient stories of honourable errant knights.
I've actually heard that too, now that you mention it. From InfoGalactic:
>When first published, Don Quixote was usually interpreted as a comic novel. After the French Revolution it was popular for its central ethic that individuals can be right while society is quite wrong and seen as disenchanting. In the 19th century it was seen as a social commentary, but no one could easily tell "whose side Cervantes was on". Many critics came to view the work as a tragedy in which Don Quixote's idealism and nobility are viewed by the post-chivalric world as insane, and are defeated and rendered useless by common reality.
All to add to the mystery of it, I guess. Definitely going on the backlog, with priority. There must be something to it if the amount of translations to come out of it are only superseded by the Good Book.
I have found an important audio book I thought I would post it here. MoonMan reading Mein Kampf. Enjoy.
anyone got good book about eastern Europe ?

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I think I have an idea for everyone here, with or without homes, to take control of their finances and/or lifestyle. /nomad/: Homeless/traveling advice, personal stories, finances, what have you. If you've seen someone talking about homeless living on this site, that's usually me. I've done it before but now I'm seeing all kinds of opportunities and fun from it since I'm not being bled dry by debt. So I think I'll share a little advice:

Can't fit everything in a car or bag/cart? Buy a storage unit; between $25 and $75 depending on quality of storage. Put anything you don't want stolen in there, lower your back seat, and sleep with your legs in the trunk. With a blanket and pillow you can get a comfortable rest, and with a simple black fabric long enough to cover your windows/windshield, you won't need to worry about the sun or onlookers. You can also get a dolly for your car, or a trailer. This can also be taken advantage of if you want somewhere to sleep other than your car, since teardrops can be under 1000 pounds (light enough for a small sedan to tow), or even as light as 500 pounds (light enough for a bike to tow).

Want clean and ironed clothes? Get a fabric dresser; I found one at the Lidl grocery store (pic related), comes with a bunch of metal rods and connectors with little fabric shelves. One piece is a hanging bar you can put ironed shirts on. It fits in the aforementioned 5x5 storage space perfectly, and fits more than two duffel-bags' worth of clothing easily and neatly with several shelves for underwear, undershirts, or what have you.

Don't want to waste money on fast food or stick to shitty canned goods just to eat and survive? A butane or propane coil-stove runs a very small fee and fits damn near anywhere; I got a collapsible stainless-steel charcoal grill that is about the size of a Swiss Army duffel-bag and has space for almost anything. It can be used to boil impurities out of water, brew tea or coffee, grill foods with a heavy patty press or a broiler basket, all kinds of stuff. You can also get a cooler and get a bag of ice each week for anything you need chilled like meat or dairy. I'm going to read Cooked: A History of Transformation to accompany my own culinary journey~

Need to keep your hygiene on point? Don't want to waste a bunch of money on baby wipes to keep your face grime-free? Get a gym membership. At $10 a month, Planet Fitness' base membership lets you hang around one specific PF location with showers, sinks with mirrors for shaving at, and of course all the goodies you'd want at a gym. Upgrade said membership for I think $12 extra and you can also get access to a damn sauna, on top of being able to go to any PF you want, ideal for traveling while remaining fit (and in my case, getting cardio in without a sunburn).

Need a residential address, not just a mailing address/PO box? Go to the Salvation Army in your area; many of them offer amenities such as a temporary residential address/forwarding address, and if you ask, they can even set you up with an address not outwardly affiliated with them, so prospective employers don't think you're living in a shelter and may be more likely to hire you.

I gotta tell ya, guys, going homeless (intentionally and not just out of desperation) was the best decision I've ever made in my life. Ever.
What benefits are there to ironing?
Purely cosmetic, honestly. But, if you're seeking to get hired someplace that has a business uniform, it's good to get things dry-cleaned and hung. You could use the handles above your car doors as hangers too, if you can't afford the storage unit, but if you've got a decent wage job then you're looking at an annual cost-of-living in the mid- to high-quadruple digits. Which is, fucking incredible for a fulltime worker to save up tens of thousands of dollars a year.
Nice. I always wanted to go nomad. Appreciate the guide.
Did something similar for about two years. It's fairly doable, and I'm happy with having done it.

Got really paranoid, though, and didn't really have a good place to relax or feel safe. Will people notice me hanging around here every day? Arriving half an hour later would be less suspicious. My entire schedule started looking like that, and when I saw something at my usual spot I'd turn tail and be extra stressed for a day or more.
OP here. I've found that talking to security and local police politely and explaining your situation gets them to let up if you're in a smaller or more southern town. In Kernersville I'd still get a knock most nights but they understand and more often than not they arrive because a witness called out of concern for your safety, not for the neighborhood's. In all honesty, I found that buying a huge bundle of fabric from Michael's not only blocks out onlookers but also provides some shade in the mornings.

It's all about not caring what people say or think of you. If it helps, clean up the car, get scratches and dents cleaned up, and get it repainted or styled so it's clear you're not some crazed gangster, pedo, or sussy alphabet agency type. Something that can easily identify you, maybe even put onlookers in a good mood before they meet you. I'm considering getting a new car after I've saved up $10k and painting each of the mane six's silhouettes on it, with their elements inside them. Maybe in other words, something /mlpol/ would like.

Tulpashit thread
I have one tulpa I made 5 or 6 years ago. She's a Unicorn and she used to be a Twilight Sparkle knockoff before becoming her own pony Unicorn with her own name and looks. But recently, she's been thinking of redesigning her body and abandoning her ponyness, replacing it with some other animal nature. Maybe even designing a human body.

She's a living idea, and we aren't sure what effect redesigning her body will have on her. She's afraid her pony body is limiting her and she's lost her love for ponyness. She once went through a stage where we pretended she's some kind of magic quantum spirit from another dimension with her own pony world memories, but she stopped doing that after a few months of being alive.
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If the waifus are making a case, then it sounds like they're already tulpae, and are merely seeking validation/legitimization/officiation
Fair point.
"One way or another it all works out."
Tulpas are thoughts you bring to life by imagining and visualizing them hard enough. You keep imagining your own twilight sparkle or whatever until thinking of her looks and thoughts becomes easy. You can talk and even interact. Building a "mental palace" or a "wonderland" as some call it is good visualization practice. It's hard to believe mine started as a simple island now that it's such an elaborate and gorgeously designed city full of characters I designed. I would suggest going to a tulpa forum but a ton of them are faggots who will get jealous of your imagination and call you a roleplayer or gloat about their roleplaying fantasies. If you could actually see and feel and touch your OC waifu would you gloat online about it or spend your free time shagging her? Building your own tulpa and helping her grow can be a mentally and morally stimulating experience. I think this might be what raising a kid feels like. I feel responsible for her and like it. But a lot of faggots want cumjars and sexual coombrained fantasies so they create Servitors, soulless imaginary puppets you control freely. And they eventually tire of their servitor and make more. Each toy becomes less satisfying than the last, only valuable as novelties. They don't grow beyond what they were at the start of the process so they give up and start over. They get a whole stable of one-note meme characters instead of fleshing out and developing one character to her fullest before making any other characters.

some people say tulpas are magic spirits from the sixty ninth dimension.
It does indeed. Will is the key. The concept exists in the mind, and the body is resolved to accept the workload. Its not excessive, dont worry about it.
Character traits should be inheritable. But IQ could a tulpa have a higher IQ than the originator? Emotional Intelligence sure... maybe. Big 5 traits, and rough trait guidelines can be inherited.
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>Go ahead and fulfill thy desires and cravings, engulf thyself within the pleasures of life and live it to the utmost appreciation without hesitation. View each experience as something new rather than nervous memories, to be learned from as opposed to forgotten.
>The nights are getting longer at the happenstance, which thus means we have more time to play in the dark underneath the stars.

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World Beard Day
All things beard. Also world beard day next month.

>World Beard Day is celebrated annually on an international level with people from every nation and continent gathering together with their beards. It is held on the first Saturday of September and is characterized by the happiness of all people being with their beards and with each other.

>The exact origins of World Beard Day are unknown, but there is some evidence to suggest that Danish Vikings had a special day dedicated to the glorification of beards as far back as 800 AD. The event was not held on a fixed date, and was often celebrated hundreds of times each year. This early incarnation of what would one day become World Beard Day typically involved the ransacking of neighboring towns, villages and countries by large groups of heavily-armed bearded men.

Any mlpol plans for this event?
I made my own beard oil and added fluttershy themed fragrance oil to it (pine woods smell).
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I knew it, you are all a bunch of klean-shaven cuckoids.
Even the best of you can only get an embarrassing scraggle that even your mom could outdo.
Mine is fine with hair that sustains and endures needing no product or manicure. It's a testament to the pleasures of touch and feeling.
That said it's not the long beard, but this one is mine.
alright you successfully baited me into posting.
picrel was 2018 around a year and a half of growth. and dont worry i cleaned it up at the barber eventually. i keep it short now because it made me look homeless even when it was well kempt. it wasnt really a good look for me. also it glowed orange/brown in the sunlight.
lol nice. I just let mine grow from november. Its past the weird stage and now in the Abraham Lincoln area. At some point I should trim and shape mine, but enh, its fine for now.

The fragrance I have (called it fluttershy scent) I actually had custom mixed to match the mane6+celestia+luna. To experiment making beard oil I just added "pine woods" (fluttershy) to it.
I had the fragrances custom mixed to make soap with, but I think I might sell beard oil and straight up perfume. The person that did the mixing did an amazing job matching up to the themes I would imagine each pony would smell like.
My moustache grows downwards, and becomes expert of catching foods. I can comb it to the side but it'll just be back where it was after an hour. Tried wax, but the moustache is too powerful.
Pic related, it's what mine doesn't look like. Any tips?

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