Hobbies @ 4-ch

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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How do I learn to cook? (5)

1 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-06-21 01:18 ID:r2l6qtn0

Serious. I’m tired of living off burger joint goyslop and making junk meals from stale bread or just slides of cheese all day. I want good nourishing food that tastes good so I actually enjoy eating. But where do I start? I mean, cooking is just memorizing recipes right? How do I learn how to cook? What are some cool recipes?

2 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-06-21 07:24 ID:p/cRMQb+

The first topic I think that is very important when it comes to food is saftey. If you have no saftey when it comes to food you could potentially poison yourself and others.

When purchasing and storing food always place ready to eat foods at the very top, fish, beef, and chicken in this order.
The reason is that chicken can contain salmonella that can only be killed at higher temperatures than is needed compared to cooking fish or beef. Salmonella is also more dangerous than the bacteria that fish or beef contain.
Storing or placing food in random order won't kill you, but is still not recommended.

Now for cooking meat.
The minimum temperatures needed to cook meats typically range from around 135 degrees farenheit to 165 degrees farenheit.
I can't remember the exact numbers of my head, but most meats will have the minimum required temperature for cooking.
Of course cooking anything at 350 degrees farenheit is guranteed to kill most bacteria.

Now this should be common sense, but since I have seen multiple people do this I will say it anyways.
When you grab raw meat and place it on a grill or pan be sure to wash your hands afterwards! Not doing this will transfer the harmful bacteria onto other surfaces or food and can poison you.

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3 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-06-21 07:45 ID:p/cRMQb+

With very basic saftey disscussed, next topic ingredients and recipes.

I don't really have recipes and just mostly stick to basics.
Bagel, sausage, egg, cheese combination.
Bread, chicken, lettuce, tomato, honey mustard combination.
Beef, corn, potatos, tomato, onion combination.

But there are more original people who discussed this topic before:

One last thing I should mention is to read ingredients for some products.
A lot of companies have been using High Fructose Corn Syrup as a replacement ingredient for many products. This ingredient is not healthy and in my opinion ruins the taste.
So for ketchup I find it better to use Tomato Concentrate than High Fructose Corn Syrup.

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4 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-06-21 23:32 ID:ZoSa0nJs

If you want to learn how to cook you need to focus on nailing the basic skills like boiling water, using utensils and kitchenware and how to clean up after yourself and sanitize stuff.

>>2 advice is pretty good. But aside from sanitation and basic food prep, you need to start off with basic skills everybody should know. Like how to use an oven or a frying pan, how to bake, steam, roast and boil. Luckily, you can find videos for that online pretty easy.

You should start out learning basic dishes made with simple ingredients. Learn how to make soups, they're simple, nutritious, cheap and once you know the basic formula you can turn pretty much anything into a soup. Then learn how to cook rice or pasta and prepare different dishes, again very cheap, easy and nourishing.

This site is great for basic recepies

5 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-12-02 19:39 ID:XMfE9x34

Well how bad are we talking, OP? Like can you make anything at all or are you starting from scratch?

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refraction (1)

1 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-12-02 03:14 ID:ozIwpE4E

How do i draw refraction correctly, analogously?
it's very complex subject i guess from junior high math perspective so perhaps there is more adept structure to this

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Otaku? (17)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-07-07 22:42 ID:oBQwmhXD

i know otaku is someone who likes the japanese culture, but at the same time, i am just not so sure about the exact definition/ criteria of being called an otaku. just how obsessed you have to be to be called an otaku?

8 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-09-27 01:27 ID:Akh4y59B

"Otaku" = life failure

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11 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-01-18 07:51 ID:zbyl6Pck

It's become a sub part of your whole life. I would say it's more of a lifestyle that prolongs just your adolescence and well into your adulthood. Something you're not going to grow out of.

12 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-15 14:53 ID:wLHZXjyS

Otaku = Nerd
Weaboo = Anyone who is obsessed with the Japanese culture to the point where they become annoying as heck!

13 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-08-16 03:51 ID:RQeRrpa/

I've never gotten this, I figure it must be one of those forced memes that have stuck around in society for decades. Normal people DO NOT study! If you study, you're a weirdo!

14 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-10-05 20:17 ID:vBdTBfmN

Otaku doesn't have to pertain to anime, although it's the most comon. In japan there are many types of otaku, they differentiate between anime otaku, millitary otaku, sports otaku etc. Otaku just means obsessive.
Weaboo means really into (a caricature of) all japanese culture, not just anime and manga. Generally people who wish they were japanese and may put on an air of knowing a lot about japanese culture, but in reality only know about the basic idea of what japan is like, not what it's actually like.

15 Name: yakk : 2023-09-28 02:52 ID:pJR+P463

in latam, for example, ppl were used to call otaku to people who watch anime even if was just 1, but that changed due the massive anime culture in the whole world. So, yes, in the american context you can be called otaku for wacthing anime, in a obssesed way. Although, emos sometimes are called otakus too

16 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-09-28 15:05 ID:VKBWgvgS

AFAIK Otaku was a nickname obessive Japanese fans of anime, manga and sci fi would use for each other at comiket. A lot of these cats used the internet and that's how it spread. It became a word for internet dwelling weirdos with obsessive fixations including stuff outside anime manga. Amerikan nerd culture seems a bit different. Its socially acceptable and even normal to be one nowadays.

17 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-11-14 13:30 ID:jcKVBGhE

I wonder if Japanese have the same issue with nerd? Are there Japanese out there asking if they are really a true nerd if they like Russian animation? Do they reject anime for the Cartoon Network and act all superior?

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Mutual teach (2)

1 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-07-27 03:25 ID:U1JSDogI

Hey everyone please teach me and i'll teach you in exchange

be my friend/ally

Send a message sosalekashae@protonmail.com

2 Name: Mr. 2 GET likes to 2 GET : 2023-08-13 12:32 ID:13aSkx4B

Why not do it here? I'll start: put your middle finger at the 2nd fret on the D-string, your ring finger at the 2nd fret on the G-string, and your pointy finger at the first fret on the B-string. Now strum the bottom 5 strings (don't hit the fat E-string). Congratulations! You just fingered A minor!

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[criminal][fun] vial brew (2)

1 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-06-17 14:48 ID:bdrL9vin

I have fun hobby small time crime to feel like I outsmart "the man". My hobby vial brewing. No discuss any source on how to get illegal supply, but can share some experience...

The vial making very easy, but he must be careful with dust and to sterilize well. Kids, don't try this at home!!! Before getting any supply, get chemical you want brew in vial. Many illegal suppliers from China if he know who to message. I won't say, if you want maybe you can buy from american or european reseller. Ordering very illegal, always deny purchase if someone ask. You don't know. They must have gotten the wrong address... How?? you don't know. It's not your problem, you are too cool to care about something you did not do! Most people want buy testosterone vial for bodybuild, this very profit but fierce competition.

10ml 20mm vial, 20mm butyl rubber stopper, 20mm aluminum vial cap, 20mm glass and aluminum vial crimper. Before fill with chemical, make sure house very clean and air not moving a lot. Sit still for long time. Some people use box with holes for hands and little dust moving around. Give also vial and rubber and cap long bath in pure 90%+ alcohol for cleaning. Shake out any speck of dust with the alcohol if any. It will be sterilized later, but look very gross and unprofessional. I would be afraid of bad batch if I saw, nobody want dust injected in leg even if could be harmless. I am sure street junkie inject worse every day, but he also very unhealth body.
You need oil to contain all the chemical. I like MCT. Look very clear and very few people have allergy. You also need Benzyl Alcohol for antibacterial purpose. The amount you need depend on the chemical. You put a small bit of Benzyl Alcohol in vial, then you pour in the chemical. Pour in also the oil, this very much easier with syringe and needle by the way. It will not mix completely but ok for later. Put on the rubber stopper, the metal cap, then use crimp tool to close. Must not possible to twist the metal cap around, must sit tight! For final part, must be sterilize. I not recommend using oven, ovens uneven heat and if your vial too cheap and break (i dont think this happen but who know) it is a mess in your heated oven! hazard! Use pressure cooker and a metal contraption to make sure the vial not move around when boil. Must stand still and up. Water should go up to around 2/3 of vial, some will boil out which is important. Water steam in pressure will hit very high temperature, water itself not hit maximum temperature. For most of the duration the vial will be 1/2 in water and then 1/3 in water, this will make steam heat up inside very well over time. Maximum pressure cooker good 130 degree celsius, do this for 45 minute. Be careful, do more research.
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2 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-06-17 14:53 ID:Leh2Y+qg

too many character...

You can sell local to people you know, unlikely get caught but make sure to tell friend to never write about it in any messaging app, never ever even to their friends. Only say face to face, and if stranger in gym walk up to them asking to buy, maybe police, don't tell anything or they can get arrested for illegal use and you for manufacture and sale if they get evidence... Your friend and his friend and his friend, they are idiot. Probably one will be stupid and get you caught one day, who know. I don't care I am bored maybe prison for few years is unique experience...
Online locally? very easy with anonymous letterboxes if can manage to get strangers to trust you, but this is very illegal so I don't recommend for inexperienced hobby criminals. Digital mistake in advertising, communication, payment, it make them find you instant... If not that then physical problems... Fingerprint... DNA... Cameras... Long term surveillance over boxes, one day you may even be caught while they look for another criminal by bad luck. One must think very outside box to lay low and not be too easy to catch. If you low priority you can get caught by being sloppy with routine. If you are high priority, they will probably get you eventually no matter how smart you are. Time is on their side. One time I saw police sitting in a car far away looking with binoculars. I don't think looking for me, but maybe...

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cant (3)

1 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-06-17 04:45 ID:5sJvhHib

how to figre out, successful sales of a product

or maybe, producing according to the best selling

like digital prints, NFT, design things.
i only know you need to follow trend, but when it comes to the market, there seems to be a certain guide to get the bigger digits

what is it?
I have some clue but not completely sure, nor is it a solid one

2 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-06-17 13:56 ID:Heaven

let me guess, you're six figures draw guy.

3 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-06-20 20:15 ID:Heaven

>i only know you need to follow trend

Path of mediocrity

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Help me choose a new hobby (99)

1 Name: Maredsous : 2006-04-29 07:07 ID:Wl7genXi

I just started to look at this site and decided this place might be a good place to ask a serious question with anonymity. I have a small problem. I'm 23 and my two main interests, video games and anime/manga, are started to become boring to me. After so much exposure, more than enough for a lifetime even, I think I should truly move on and look for something new.

I talked with some of my friends and a couple ideas sparked my interest. Here's a short list of ideas I have that I've liked so far:
Target shooting w/rifles
Beer brewing

I've thrown out hobbies like photography and music(anything related) due to general apathy. I'd like something that would keep me somewhat active (why archery and boxing are there), but would like something that can be truly affected by changes that I can make (why rifles and beer brewing are there). I tend to like the idea of messing around with something to make it better, which is why I liked playing some cRPGs and some racing games with tuning. I like beer and wine, but I'm not exactly sure I'd want to suffer through the experimentation of making my own. Boxing sounds fun, but would be tough to find space for the stand and bag. Rifle shooting sounds like the best option, but I don't have the money for what I want yet (I liked the feel of the Ruger Mini-14 which is ~$600).

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90 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-06-30 03:19 ID:+gFHXmmL

Walk a lot.

91 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-09-14 15:56 ID:C79i5CWq


92 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-09-21 17:52 ID:cAxAQ9Zj

If you're looking for board games, I recommend chess:

  • High skill ceiling
  • There's almost always a chess club or tournament nearby
  • Great way to meet people
  • Free / Open Source chess websites (lichess)

I got into it a couple of months ago and am really enjoying it.

93 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-09-29 02:54 ID:8mLDtZ/r

olympic masterbation

94 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-10-23 07:33 ID:Pb1fRGvy

wonder if op ever found his new hobby?
perhaps he became a beer swilling target archer/boxer

95 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-10-24 11:55 ID:ZY9kfNMA

lol wondering the same. maybe when he gets sick of his new hobby he'll revisit this thread for another suggestion.

96 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-11-14 09:52 ID:DFGOQT6Y

HEMA (historical european martial arts).
It's just every kind of swordfighting grouped into one.
Longswords, rapiers, sabres, arming swords and more of all styles and eras. Try to find a local club. A (training) sword is $200 and the safety equipment is a few hundred, but you only need that once you move onto sparring.

97 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-01-04 15:32 ID:k46jLrzA

Hey OP. Definitely try archery! It's a very fun hobby. All you need is a target and now.

For a target, you can buy something like old hay bales and old rug (so the arrows don't go through and kill anyone) set against a fence or wall. But ideally, you can order a target off of Amazon or somewhere.

For a bow, you determine what kind you want. Modern? Traditional? Recurve? Then you find the size and what is called the weight. Search online for more info on this. I personally use traditional Korean horse bows, one from Kaya: https://horsebowshop.com/collections/kaya-korean-traditional-bows

It's hard at first and takes a while to learn how to properly shoot. You'll miss a lot. But in time you'll become the best archer in the land. You can also join an archery club at some point where you'll have access to a lot of targets to use and can get pro tips for shooting. Have fun if you decide to try it!

98 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-05-14 16:21 ID:BrZOY4R4

he dead bro

99 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-05-18 04:26 ID:5hoK6Pr+

Wonder how he died?
Maybe heroin became his hobby and that done him in.
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ITT: What food made you sick/stomach pain, but it was worth it? (16)

1 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-03-30 22:38 ID:xPA06vhE

I ate the Cinnabon Cheesecake at Cheesecake Factory, and it was definitely worth the thumbprint of shit that was in my underwear by the time I got home. The Fried Mac and Cheese was good too, but not enough to justify the pain on their own. I do have to say that it tasted more like regular cake than cheesecake, but cake tastes good, so there are no worries.

7 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-05-21 05:05 ID:CDBpVm72

Cinnamon toast & sweets

8 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-05-26 10:44 ID:2Z3gnKjK

Car engine

9 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-10-03 00:41 ID:A0Gv2v5t

i have a good stomach so i dont get tummy sick and no food is worth getting a tummy ache for however if i had to get sick o one food i would go with ice cream. chocolate strawberry coconut mango sherbert lemon etc.

10 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-10-22 13:56 ID:5ZG1/ZF+

Everything gives me a stomachache. I have an ulcer disease

11 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-11-06 14:16 ID:aoqAvBwN

I don't get stomach aches.. my gut has over 5 kilos of bacteria.

12 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-01-04 16:08 ID:Heaven

13 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-03-05 03:16 ID:Heaven

Not a particular food, but if I eat too quickly my stomach starts to hurt

14 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-10-28 04:57 ID:yn2Vu9Rx

Once I went to Białystok and drank a whole bottle of buza (fermented bread drink, think kvass but sweet). I was not prepared for the gigafarts, but it was very tasty.

15 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-02-08 06:46 ID:EA7qZGTM

Heroin; It's worth it while you're doing it, but after when the stomach pain sets in, not so much...

16 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-04-05 11:30 ID:akj8D1Ul

ebony ass

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Any good birdwatching websites? (10)

1 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-01-27 07:21 ID:wAgVWMYo

Hello. I apologise if this is misplaced, my first time on this forum. I like birdwatching and I was wondering if there were any sites that have tips for birdwatching and pictures. Thank you

2 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-01-28 07:06 ID:Heaven

I'm sure there is some info on various birds on wikipedia, and various channels about birds on youtube, plus many books on this subject. Or do you want something more specific?

I think birdwatching forum refers to forums that are very very slow, is this the joke you are going for?

3 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-01-28 13:38 ID:wAgVWMYo

Through surface searches I find a few good channels, but I ask here to see if there’s any more obscure ones people would recommend. Or just good ones in general,I didn’t mean for the birdwatching forum joke, but that is kind of funny haha.
Searching for the underground birdwatching tips, if that is a thing that exists

4 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-04-02 17:43 ID:FN6u7Rfl

I got my birdwatching badge at scouts, one thing I learned is that those guys can fly, so you've got to keep an eye on the sky as well on the ground and in the trees

5 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-05-26 16:53 ID:b4LEdiqD

My favorite birdwatching site is my windows 2022 in-home edition

6 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-06-20 19:21 ID:Heaven

i am a heron. i ahev a long neck and i pick fish out of the water w/ my beak. if you dont repost this comment on 10 other pages i will fly into your kitchen tonight and make a mess of your pots and pans

7 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-10-24 12:01 ID:gnNhsCyy

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10 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-06-26 18:53 ID:Heaven

i am a heron. i ahev a long neck and i pick fish out of the water w/ my beak. if you dont repost this comment on 10 other pages i will fly into your kitchen tonight and make a mess of your pots and pans

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Homebrew / DIY alcohol thread (8)

1 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-01-12 17:22 ID:RXeKTtEz

This thread is for all "DIY alcohol" enthusiasts.

I recently moved to an Islamic country and I've turned to homebrewing as a means of satisfying my addiction tastes. r/prisonhooch ugh, I know, Reddit has been a pretty useful learning research, and it may for you too.

2 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-01-12 17:30 ID:RXeKTtEz

Brews I've attempted so far:

1. Apple juice + orange juice + water + sugar + bread yeast

> About 3 weeks in and it's ready to sample.
> The apple notes give a pleasant taste. Without a hydrometer, I estimate this brew to be ~10%. It would be very drinkable, but fermented orange juice (at this stage) adds an unmistakable vomit flavor to the brew. 6/10. It's getting me drunk on the cheap and tastes better than Steel Reserve.

2. Sticky rice + "rice wine starter"

> Those Orientals have a special ball you can acquire with the enzymes to convert rice starches to sugars, which yeast can readily turn to alcohol. Put warm (not HOT) cooked sticky rice in a jar, sprinkling in the magic powder, and seal the container; after enough time, delicious liquids will magically arise. No bubbles after about 2 weeks time. After extracting the liquid and refrigerating, it naturally separated into 2 layers. 8/10. The clear liquid on top was the superior beverage but both were tolerable with good flavor.
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3 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-01-13 17:38 ID:sv04lcd1

I freezejacked >>2 drink #1 and mmm. That hits nice.

4 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-02-02 13:55 ID:0ZEDabbK

Latest big batch of apple cider (roughly 8 liters) turned out well. After it was essentially done bubbling and the balloons deflated, they went in the fridge. Roughly 16% each. Adding a bit of cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, and artificial sweetener and additional time in the fridge really helped with flavor. Used EC-1118 yeast.

2L of grape juice with no added sugars and bread yeast turned out fine, fermented to 6%. Fridge jacked it to boost it up to 14% or more. A lot better. Flavor more intense. The grape juice is a mix of red and white grape juice, which makes it pretty interesting.

My attempt to mix vanilla syrup with water didn't turn out so well. Maybe fermented to 4% before it refused to ferment any more.

1KG of sticky rice produced ~1.5L or so of rice wine. It's starting to separate in the fridge between cloudy and clear rice wine. Historically, clear rice wine was for nobles and the cloudy stuff was for peasants, or so the story goes. Definitely more labor intensive

5 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-02-03 08:02 ID:ZXeXU3oB


> I recently moved to an Islamic country

Why? Seems like a dumb thing to do if your alcoholic

6 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-02-15 09:51 ID:NHv3Lp6y

>I recently moved to an Islamic country
Then just substitute it with hashish or heroin or opium or which is usually accepted in Islamic countries

7 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-02-20 18:51 ID:Heaven

citation needed

8 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-02-21 12:41 ID:F0QE0g/u

Results of my latest brandy distillation (from 20 liters of apple juice, 10%):

jar 1 - 68%
jar 2 - 65%
jar 3 - 62%
jar 4 - 60%
jar 5 - 54%
jar 6 - 48%
jar 7 - not tested

The jars near the beginning and end are not completely full. I was regularly tasting the stuff coming out to know when to separate heads, hearts, and tails. After they evaporate more and I dilute and mix cuts, I predict getting a yield a bit over 3 liters. Unused heads/tails will be recycled into future runs.

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