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rot wrote

permaculture, soldering and sewing.

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rot wrote

also gun stuff

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rot wrote

And another language now that other people have said it. lol

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celebratedrecluse wrote (edited )

solder a gun to a plow and a bone needle, so you can mow, sow & sew

#praxis

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Conrad_ari wrote

Best way to approach this is to find a lefty friend with guns, ask nicely for them to take you to the range, and buy ammo for them and yourself. They will be open and train you to operate on a cleared firearm before you go to the range. I don't mind taking people to the range myself, but it's nice when my friends also pitch in for ammo costs.

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mouse wrote

Sewing aint too hard, man! I taught myself to hand sew last week in order to sew on a few patches and its pretty straight forward. The machine is a little more difficult but not with some practice.

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MJSHQ3BUGIYA wrote

ditto what mouse has said regarding sewing. My partner spent some time studying fashion and is handy with a sewing machine, so we ended up getting one at goodwill for $50. It runs great, and after she gave me a quick rundown, I was patching my clothes and even made a new shift boot (the fabric cover for the shifter) for my shitty car in a single night after one failed prototype.

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dieselriot wrote

Soldering is very easy, just takes a little bit of practice. Let the iron heat up, put a bit of solder on the tip, touch it to the parts you want to solder (usually the component lead and the pcb's metal plating around the hole), and apply the solder inbetween the three, it'll stick when the parts are hot enough. If it doesn't stick, either you're not applying enough pressure on the iron or the contact point is too small.

The harder part is identifying why you're soldering the parts in that point of the circuit and how the components interact with each other (aka electronics)

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Fossidarity OP wrote

I would learn how to convey my ideas in a coherent manner to other people. I also would like to learn how to create/repair my own electronics devices.

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mofongo wrote

create/repair my own electronics devices.

I would like that too. Specially single purpose devices.

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Dirtbagleftist wrote

I would learn how to convey my ideas in a coherent manner to other people.

As someone with social anxiety and a bit of a stutter, so much this.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

What areas of rhetoric do you have particular interest/concern with?

What type of electronic devices? Desktop computers are pretty straightforward. Laptops, netbooks, and smartphones are much more difficult, with smartphones being basically impossible to fix yourself (at least, anything glued onto the motherboard- -screens are pretty easy)

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Fossidarity OP wrote

I guess the areas of rhetoric I have the most problems with are creating a coherent "story" based on my worldview as a response instead of seemingly random ramblings.

The types of electronic devices I want to repair are big household appliances or audio/stage equipment. Basically everything with a THT layout as opposed to SMD layouts.

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rot wrote

This is why I want to solder. Fix my electronics and diy some stuff

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Yeah, I get that. Maybe you can try to use analogies to your own lived experience, or experiences that other people have shared/entrusted to you?

What's THT vs. SMD? I googled, but did not find anything fully explanatory

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Fossidarity OP wrote

THT/SMD refers to the PCB layout method, THT is through-hole where all components have leads and are soldered through the board, this uses bigger parts. SMD uses very small parts and is very hard to solder by hand and the parts are placed on top of the board, not through it.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Ah, I see. So TVs are laid out THT, but smartphones are SMD?

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Fossidarity OP wrote

Well modern TVs are probably also SMD since it's basically a computer.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

so older things are done by THT?

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Fossidarity OP wrote

Well modern things are also done by THT, SMD has limitations on current that's able to pass through it I think. And SMD is harder to replace so electronics which need to be maintained are also THT in general.

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Sunset_Peach wrote

Every single language ever.

also how to grow food lol

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RedA wrote

yea 'i was gonna learn like 10 languages but then i just smoked a ton of weed instead' and stared out the window compulsively forever ha ha LOL

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RedA wrote

also first aid and mental health/psychology stuff and i want to make beer and wine

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emma wrote

Self-defence

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Fossidarity OP wrote

Do you have a specific form of self-defense you want to learn?

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emma wrote

Nope. Just want to be able to put up a fight if I'm attacked on the streets or such.

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

I'd like to learn to build a home and to work with wood and metal.

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yaaqov wrote

By “echolocation”, do you mean that you’d personally like to learn to be able to echolocate??

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rot wrote

html/css is easy to learn online.

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ziq wrote

Zen.

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RedA wrote (edited )

how to bake bread kung fu and boxing biology, horticulture, social studies sewing, lol some musical instrument, painting, español, bicycle maintenance

**astrophysics and zen meditation

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mofongo wrote

I can help with español, PM me whenever.

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RedA wrote

any good podcasts in Spanish to recommend?

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mofongo wrote (edited )

I don't listen to podcasts, sorry. The only I know is the hispagatos, which mostly talks about technology. And the main person it's a known misogynist.

Here's their page: https://hispagatos.org/

Their podcast is called hackeñol.

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yaaqov wrote

Permaculture; metal casting; java; bicycle repair; group theory/other abstract algebras; geology; internet security; self-defense; Mandarin Chinese; fashion design; Spanish; python; pottery; chaos theory; guitar (well, really just any lute-family instrument) making; biochemistry

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RedA wrote

biochemistry sounds more interesting than biology , biology is kind of a oxymoron eh. group theory as abstract algebra sounds interesting, is that like community organizing ?

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yaaqov wrote

So it's more like.. set theory? They're mathematical objects composed of members, that are ordered with respect to each other in different ways. Specifically, they are ordered by binary operations, as far as I understand it. So like, "is greater than" is a binary operation, because it takes two arguments. Multiplication is another binary operation.

You can talk about binary operations by what sorts of properties they have, like associativity, commutativity, stuff like that. And different types of algebras—like groups, sets, rings, lattices—have different types of binary operations defined over their members.

That's my super rough explanation at least. I'm just learning about it myself!

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hipnotizarles wrote

Well, the first thing that comes to mind is Kurdish, which I'm slowly working my way through. Other than that, I want to learn how to actually cultivate plants- I've never been much of a gardener.

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zzuum wrote

Permaculture, Urdu, guitar, drums/drum machine programming

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MJSHQ3BUGIYA wrote

Carpentry/woodworking, electrical engineering/troubleshooting, and how to work on my car. If I had to be dramatic about it I'm classically sick of being a white collar cog.

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yaaqov wrote

What about linguistics interests you?

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yaaqov wrote

Oh, I love syntax! Any languages or phenomena that particularly interest you?

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yaaqov wrote

Ah, do you mean in like, a natural language processing/ machine learning context?

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RedA wrote (edited )

the Mayan calendar, Raven language,

  • and other birdies
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fairilu wrote

Italian. Joinery. A programming language. Why kids love Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

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Fossidarity OP wrote (edited )

What kind of things would you like to achieve by learning a programming language?

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fairilu wrote

I honestly have no idea. I think that's one of the reasons I always stall out when I try to learn one, I don't have any real motivators to use it, so there isn't really anything to keep me going or work towards.

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mofongo wrote

I can help you with Spanish, just let me know.

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bloodrose wrote (edited )

How to live wild and how to meditate.

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F_x wrote

Organising my time and following my schedule.

Programming: c, python and rust. ncurses.

Language: spanish, the school book i had to buy is quite crappy, lost the will to learn.

crocheting or knitting, I'm leaning toward crocheting.

learning a musical instrument, thinking harmonica as it's cheap and kind of sound like an accordion. Unfortunately most stuff I find is about blues instead of folkish.

That's all I can think for now.

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mofongo wrote

I'm sounding like a broken record, lol. If you want to learn/practice Spanish, I'm here.

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F_x wrote

Cool, I'll take on your offer, I just need to go back reading some stuff as I forgot everything.

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Solidaritaet wrote

I would like to learn how to speak fluent German ;P If anyone here speaks German and would like to improve/learn English or Turkish, let’s have a chat :D

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mouse wrote

Gardening and foreign language. Some of my weakest areas

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Alterego_111 wrote

Everything Sherlock Holmes knows how to do. Deduction Lock picking Identify theft Self defence Pick pocketing Multiple languages The list goes on

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