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Do you do something enjoyable away from the computer from time to time? If it's a hobby, and it doesn't belong on another board, talk about it.
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Safe to visit Japan? (3)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-10-19 23:45 ID:bCpwMxTR

I have always wanted to check out all of the interesting shit there is to see in Japan, but the Fukushima nuclear meltdown still concerns me. The way Fukushima has been all but forgotten is troubling - I bet there are nontrivial amounts of fallout all over the place in Japan. When I mentioned visiting Japan to one of my professors (granted, a philosopher specializing in conspiracy theories) he said there is no way he would go there.

I could just imagine visiting there, and then wondering if I might have breathed in some particle which would finish me off a few years down the road.

2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-10-27 19:50 ID:sxsGedgF

Just stay away from the northeastern coast if you're that worried.

3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-10-29 21:00 ID:xGtUTJ8N

>a philosopher specializing in conspiracy theories

Do they offer a degree in that?

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Archery! (4)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-05-16 02:09 ID:9ltEF0B5

Have any of you tried it? I got myself a bow and a few arrows with dummy heads on them. I've been having a lot a fun with it and I'm getting better too. How do you like it? How good are you? Why do you do it? I find it to be a great way to relax.

3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-05-19 00:54 ID:0sIiEr/B

I did it when I was in Beavers/Cubs/Scouts and quite enjoyed it. I think I even won some competition once. I haven't done it since, though. My hand is too unsteady and nowhere around here does this kind of thing.

4 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-06-21 03:40 ID:kY2eeeqO

I'm glad to see other like-minded people! I guess I can say I'm average, being able to mark a target at 50m. It's a nice pastime I have to say, along side helping to improve focus and concentration.

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I need to find a hobby. (14)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-07-26 13:50 ID:4gJn5sXB

I have no skills or talent.

How does one gain a hobby?

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6 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-08-13 23:43 ID:u07rGW+E

the academic community has reached a general consensus that skill and talent are most frequently the results of the tens of thousands of hours spent on an activity. Don't worry about what you're good at, focus on what you like to do. After a few weeks you will certainly notice improvement. So go paint, write music, shoot at targets, or play frisbee golf with the mindset that -you will get better-

7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-08-25 03:40 ID:l6eMQ/sE

How about chess ?
It's nice for otaku to learn enthusiastically.
Go chess.com!

8 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-08-31 15:28 ID:panXlGC5

Let's bet horse racing!

9 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-11-04 14:56 ID:Ia7krGso

Start gambling.

10 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-11-17 11:01 ID:C6Mg7Un/

Do something, anything, and work to become good at it. Could be knitting or mathematics. Just do stuff!

11 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-11-28 02:25 ID:vm7Xt02E

Just like the other ones encourage you to do anything, I agree. A tip however, is to separate productive hobbies (making/learning stuff, learn instruments, make music, paint, build stuff) from non-productive hobbies (consuming stuff, watching TV, reading books etc).

Usually productive hobbies are more fun to engage in, since you'll get a feeling of fulfillment when creating stuff, while non-productive hobbies after a while will leave you with a "what am I doing with my life?!"-feeling. Coincidentally, with a productive hobby you'll learn stuff that you can put to good use while non-productive hobbies usually have a small learning curve.

That said, non-productive hobbies are not worthless, they can be inspiring and be useful in tons of different ways, productive hobbies are however usually more fun... you can of course have several hobbies ;P

Also note that all hobbies can't really be sorted in these two categories. Like hiking, traveling, touring (on a bike maybe?), skydiving, diving etcetera. While some of these are clearly non-productive you'll still learn a lot from doing it.

The important part is doing something you find interesting and fun, if it's productive or not is less important.

12 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-09-08 07:08 ID:WkfWUJLZ

Try picking up ukulele and playing it. It's fun. Really it is. It beats playing the guitar, at least for me.

13 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-06-10 14:12 ID:e3Hn3cxB

Just find something you like.

May I suggest videogames?

14 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-07-27 19:12 ID:Heaven


I was with you till you put reading into your non-productive hobbies list. At which point my eyes glazed over and all your words turned into "this guy is a retard". Reading is the #1 hobby a human can take up, the entire human experience is locked in books. You can learn everything from books, math, chemistry, physics, gardening, home improvement, programming, poetry, all of it. Don't lump reading in with watching TV, don't lump it in with doing something pointless like snowboarding or painting either though.

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Martial Arts (29)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-10-25 00:17 ID:DdVX7/ab

Anyone interested in martial arts? In general I mean. Which do you study? Why did you choose those?

Is yours practical, artistic, for sport, or what?

I've always been interested, or at least since I read Stephen Hayes books...

Unfortunately, I don't have anywhere to go to receive teachings where I live.

Anyway, I read about them and I know a few techniques from books I've read (not 100% if I'm doing them right though) so I do a sort of shadow boxing for fun/exercise(shut up I know it's lame), and I do some tai chi from time to time, which is really more of a meditation and exercise program than a martial art imo, at least what I know of it is, although I've heard some people actually use it for self-defense so I guess there must be more to it than I've seen.

I'm really interested in To Shin Do, Bujinkan Taijutsu, systema, combat sambo, marine corps martial arts program (not taught to civilians though is it?) and mag krava.

20 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-12-16 08:56 ID:L+Q9STdv

I am generally interested. Would love to learn some Aikijutsu and Jujutsu, but there aren't any classes in my neck of the woods.

21 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-12-22 01:05 ID:4CMOgMur

Kickboxing and Greco-Roman wrestling are a good base to learn other martial arts, Kung Fu, Krav Maga, etc. I mean, even in themselves they provide a pretty decent skill-set for self defense in most situations, despite the fact that they are sports.

22 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-02-24 21:24 ID:l5nx6pXS

I am a 24 year old male who is relatively fit, but has had no training in any martial arts at all. Most of the people I know who are/were in martial arts classes started very young (like 8 or so years old). Do dojo's train older people?

23 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-02-26 04:41 ID:OiXK2nc0

course they do, that's why there are adult classes. i trained in muay thai for a while. not so much hte martial art as the boxing style. most places offer adult classes. but im in north america. it could be different elsewhere.

24 Name: as : 2011-05-26 09:55 ID:rpk60kCJ


25 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-07-25 16:19 ID:EbxqqPlE

I practice capoeira for the fun of it

26 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-11-03 06:00 ID:Lu+NGBPr

Hi I'm Cecilia and I need your help you. I'm study English and I have to do a work about hobbies and I choose Martial arts Can you help me? Tell me the reasons why I should to start to learn this dicipline

27 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-11-06 13:03 ID:ZXr3eWb1

Having spent most of my days sitting down in front of a computer, I'm very, very unfit. Lately, I've been thinking about doing somehting to better it, at least a little. I’ve got no motivation to simply train using weights, but doing some kind of martial art might be a good way to go about it. I've been thinking that kendo could be fun, but I'm indecisive as fuck when it comes to these things.

28 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-01-12 00:51 ID:qPlyRk57

>>27 probably some team oriented sport is more appropriated to get you moving.

29 Name: Desa : 2012-06-10 14:10 ID:TSJ0VlaE

Krav maga is very nice for self defense, or so it seems for what I've seen of it.

I think that if God wills, I'll be learning some Judo, very fun, and ideal to mix it w/ k.m.

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Do you knit, or have you ever tried Knitting? (5)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-04-07 21:43 ID:hyyjX3Nn

I was in a bookstore when I saw this book on knitting that showed how to make useful things like messenger bags, hats, scarves, cellphone socks, sweaters, even MITTENS!
I always thought knitting to be some dumb way to make couch decorations or something. But now that I know it is useful, I am going to learn it myself. Have any of you done it before?

2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-04-12 02:26 ID:5/mTPhsW

Nope. Good luck, grey.

3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-04-26 05:24 ID:P3YRMMZO

I've made a couple scarves and sweaters, but I mostly crochet. It's better for most of what I've made(slippers, hats, mittens, and blankets).

Knitting's a bit difficult but there are tons and tons of books and video tutorials out there, stick to it!

4 Name: grey!C.MxxuCiTo : 2012-05-16 01:57 ID:Heaven

..how did you?

5 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-05-26 11:00 ID:Heaven

You mentioned it on DQN.

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1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-03-14 01:59 ID:G+7LISFt

I have no Idea whats going on but Disney is making a 3D short movie called [Fire Ball] and this movie's main character looks just like Miku lot of people in japan talking about this and I just heard about it

and heres the picture

....does anybody know whats going on?

37 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-08-17 07:42 ID:iqS3IqTO


haha, really? Their animation may be good but 99% of Disney movies that they're SO famous for are just interpretations of classic fairy tales. Aladdin, Snow White, etc...

Besides, their real strength lately is shitting out teeny bop music stars.

38 Name: Uncle Scuzzy : 2009-08-17 18:12 ID:dK32u7sS

The film was produced in part by Disney, but animated by Toei Animation in Japan.

I think--people--I guess I mean otaku, are freaking out a little much. The character in question is slender, big-eyed, and has long twintail-like appendages, so her silhouette is undeniably (sometimes) reminiscent of Hatsune Miku, sure. But she's also a freaking robot, with no facial features or clothes. The long ponytail-like-things that are the source of almost 100% of the resemblance actually transform into different shapes during the show, so for much of the time she doesn't look anything like Miku.

Disney/Toei are just trying to create something that will appeal to a fanboy audience by drawing on anime archetypes. It's not as if the Hatsune Miku character's all that original-looking, either--she bears a strong resemblance to dozens if not hundreds of other popular characters. Put Vanilla H from Galaxy Angel into ponytails, for example.

Also, I think the obsessive Hatsune Miku cult is a prime example of the fundamental social sickness that plagues Japanese culture. People would rather be obsessed with fake girls--really, really fake, in this case, since she's a program designed specifically to imitate human singing--than talk to real ones.

39 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-03-15 22:40 ID:xbuk8Quk

I'm so conflicted, I like kingdom Hearts, yet every other interaction they have with japan seems to be some character designer getting lazy. (Although I suppose kingdom hearts could also be interpreted as lazy character designers but it had enough original stuff to offset the recycled characters)

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41 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-06-04 18:27 ID:wUhNQe8i

No it didn't.

42 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-05-03 16:55 ID:Heaven

Let me show you my social sickness.

43 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-06-22 10:10 ID:FGRvlqs9

Actually, she reminds me a bit more of Jenny from "My Life as a Teenage Robot", just with longer hair.

44 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-08-30 10:45 ID:RRxN3/BK

45 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-08-30 10:52 ID:RRxN3/BK

46 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-10-28 03:34 ID:Z1Q0BNuv

Actually, that is Drossel from Medabots.

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Performance Tuning - Engines (1)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-10-04 01:01 ID:zusnqIy0

Hey, I've been looking around for where I can learn how to tune, but I haven't come up with anything. :c

I got interested in tuning via my friends, and they've gone on to tell me the gist of tuning the suspension, (springs, dampers, cambers, toe-ins, compression ratio) but they're pretty unhelpful in terms of engine tuning.

Basically, I was wondering if there was anyone on this board who could teach me about performance tuning engines!

Thanks for reading, and thanks in advance if you can help! :3

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DADGAD Guitar tuning. (10)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-02-27 02:26 ID:3GAc263k

Does anyone know where i can learn to play DADGAD tuned guitar..?

Anyone else play? Tips? etc

2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-06-09 16:26 ID:UkALzL3G

Very seldom, try learning it yourself and become an innovator! :D

3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-07-15 22:31 ID:F9UtbXjE

Sonic Youth probably use it.

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5 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-09-06 19:21 ID:tHIMjaLP

It is great for blues/slide. I like it!

6 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-12-21 20:51 ID:MI8EACJQ

A lot of great guitarists started on their own. Maybe make up your own songs?

7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-01-08 22:29 ID:udrS1Zqh

A lot of Led Zeppelin songs use that tuning, from what I hear. Check the Led Zeppelin tab books in your local music store to see if they have any songs in DADGAD tuning.

8 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-01-12 17:35 ID:WYFjz38M

serach on google for songs with the tuning. like dadgad tuned songs and you can possibly find a list of them.

9 Name: ST : 2008-10-11 10:46 ID:xngaaI0Z

Laurence Juber plays DADGAD. Very good instructional DVD's on his site

10 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-09-08 03:20 ID:304idOOK

Just do a dadgad search on youtube and you'll see a list of song you can learn to cover.

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Photography (SLR) Thread! (16)

1 Name: Laney5569 : 2009-03-16 00:25 ID:5RTcmkz4

Any photographs here??!
What equipment do you use?
Do you use photoshop?
Show your pix!!

7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-09-28 20:09 ID:wjiD7s9N

For books about photography, Ansel Adam's The Camera is standard reading.

8 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-12-28 15:53 ID:Rd6daYOd

lurk on 4chan's /p/

you can learn a lot

9 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-01-31 23:26 ID:Heaven

You really can. 4chan's /p/ is filled with lots of information.

10 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-07-24 18:56 ID:HvOIh2FX


surprisingly so!

I've also personally found this site quite helpful as a beginner too:


11 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-08-02 05:53 ID:jb0M16fA

Lots of people really love photos

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13 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-08-19 21:58 ID:Heaven

You have to take /p/ with a grain of salt. There are some solid posters who give quality advice. On the other hand, there are a lot of trolls who insist a good beginner camera is a $40k Leica and choosing anything less means you're a retarded cretin who thinks the best photos in the world come from booths at the mall.

I'm not bitter or anything. Just look for the helpful advice and don't bankrupt yourself!

14 Name: Infoseekerbeginnerphotoer : 2011-08-23 18:47 ID:Khrh2ZDj

Thanks advice, as I am a new photographer hobbyist! (just bought a Nikon D70 from a nice old man for $175; I hit the jackpot for beginners!)

15 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-08-30 08:53 ID:Heaven

You didn't bankrupt yourself! You're off to a good start!

16 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-09-07 02:47 ID:/1gs6MdS


That's a good start. Now start taking loads of photos with different setting. Experimenting is a good way to learn.

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Working out for a Flat stomach? (8)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-01-04 19:15 ID:NxYyl2xZ

Girl here, I'm 19.
I thought I should start working out, more specifically, I want to get a flat, fit looking stomach.
Though I've played sports before when I was younger, I haven't worked out before. So, can someone recommend a fitness regime with a diet I can follow?
Any suggestions?

2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-01-05 15:27 ID:jJCI8OlG

Don't know what you should eat, though obviously "not too much and not a lot of a meat" is a starting point. And do twenty sit-ups a day. They will help immensely.

3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-02-26 04:43 ID:I+JEbhss

you really want to get fit, look up boddyrock on youtube. she's hot some insane workouts.... and you could grate cheeze on her abs.

4 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-08-05 17:10 ID:anThts4O

Excersize and do periodic intermittent fasting, this will help to tone the stomach.


5 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-08-19 14:07 ID:MhY5xpc6

Jogging. Fuck the rest of opinions here. >>2 is wrong because it's wrong to repeat an exercise daily (don't give time for your muscles to repair). >>3 is wrong because boddyrock is stupid. >>4 is completely retarded.

Start jogging. Move your ass and jog 3-4 times a week. What you need to do is find some nice place you can jog (like a beach or a stadium or a long road), and also find some imaginary spot that will be considered 1 lap. Then you'll do as many laps as you think you can do without getting too much tired. Repeat that many laps through the month. Next month go for more laps. Et cetera.

If you want to get an athletic-but-feminine body it's all about the mentality (and most girls suck at this part). Also look up shin splints, which you want to avoid. Do warm up before and most importantly, after jogging. Don't pseudo-jog like I've seen some people do, keep a pace that is faster than your walking.

Your jogging is going to increase your appetite. Stay away from sugar and junk food. If you don't know how to cook it's time to learn. Eat lots of fruit. (my advice doesn't contain a contradiction, I know that fruit also have sugar)

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6 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-08-19 19:43 ID:jJCI8OlG

This guy sounds legit.

7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-08-20 21:03 ID:ptMPK7fy

8 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-09-07 02:28 ID:Bshxm+de


Instead of jogging, can you substitute it with other workouts such as swimming or cycling on a cycling machine?

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