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No. 1770

Hey all, I know these are uncertain times, especially for those in industries affected by the virus, you may be facing unemployment or even have been laid off already. My sincere sympathy to you. If there's something I can help with you can reach me via DM on Twitter (_dreamch)

I wanted to use this thread to not only talk about these concerns, but also movies, hobbies, or other entertainment you might be using to get your mind off of things. I myself am considering ordering some large Lego sets, as the idea has sounded increasingly comfy to me.

Stay Safe.


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Some ideas for kiddos that you know who have to stay in school, whether siblings or friends of siblings or kids of siblings - whatever!

The Monterey Bay Aquarium, and possibly other zoos/aquariums have set up livestreams of their various tanks so that kids can watch.

If you have spare old cell phones with cameras and a safe backyard you can send them on a photo-scavenger hunt "Go take pictures of 3 cool bugs, 2 seeds, and your favorite flower there is" or whatever

Download coloring book pages online and print them out.

Practice giving responsibilities to those who are becoming young adolescents - remember, fulfillment comes from accomplishing tasks. They know where they need to go to get closer to being grown-ups, but they need to be given tasks to orient them in those positive directions.

Also look for subreddits (yeah, I know) for your local states/cities that may have up to date local information.

I think there have been some various sites set up for people to apply for jobs where you're able to work from home.

That's all I have for now. I'm glad that I had a nest egg set up so i'm actually doing okay, but I really hope everyone here is doing alright and staying in touch with their families.


I'm starting to think that Indeed I have the Corona virus.


What are you experiencing?


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I'm really anxious for the future but browsing Dreamchan and listening to calming ambient music to help calm me down. I got a text from my ex today. We talked, I definitely still love her but I don't think it'll ever work out the way I want it to - she's over me. She wants to be friends, we're talking about it tomorrow but I already know how it'll go down, but still part of me wonders whether or not her love is worth the suffering it'll inevitably cause.

How's everyone doing? I hope you're enjoying the spring, maybe getting some house work or some yardwork done. I'm back at home because the dorms are closed and it's pretty nice. I didn't know how much I missed it. Going to spend the rest of the day trying to relax and get right back out tomorrow and finish the gardening project I started, today is just not my day.

It'll get better. It always does.


I'm not really scared of the virus, sure I don't want to get it. I'm simply falling apart thinking raiders are going to come kill me once society collapses.


Smoking a little bit of weed I got my hands on to keep me calm along with watching some anime and about to pick out a game to play to take my mind off of all of the insanity going on in the world. I was falling into a deeper depression than I have ever felt before in my life.


Dude, relax, society isn't going to collapse.


recovery confirmed by the trips


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Things are getting locked down here, though luckily the government's been very good at handling the actual disease. However, this has halted any job applications, so currently am NEETing.

I'm looking to improve my math skills, do any Anons have a good pointer for basic University-level math? I took engineering, so most of my math education was focused on Calculus and Linear Algebra. However, I still feel like I missed alot of important concepts a Math or CS Major might have taken up.

Entertainment wise, I've stocked up on video games, books and old cartoons, so I should be set. Any suggestions for creative outlets? I should probably pick up my guitar again…


Great to see more people interested in math, this is a good feeling. What kind of pointers are you looking for? Tips for how to study, or good resources to learn from?

By the way, you should learn some probability theory as it's always useful to have.


More to good resources than anything. I found that especially for math, practice and patience work very well for studying. And thanks for the tip to learn probability theory!


Try MIT OpenCourseware.


I'm going to second MIT OCW. It's a great resource for lecture notes and problem sets.

Also have a look at Harvard's video series on probability and algebra, especially if you like lectures.

If you like textbooks it's much easier to just google for the most popular alternatives and download them all. You can decide which one is best for you by reading the toc and introduction


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thanks alot anons, stay safe!


I got laid off shortly before everything got locked down. I've been meaning to use more of this time to improve myself but I have such a hard time finding the drive and I hate it. I want to do more but I get distracted far too easily. Heck, posting this is another distraction. At least I feel better overall being able to neet like this. My job was soul draining and unfulfilling even if it was pretty easy. So I'm glad I have an honest break. I know I shouldn't out myself like this, but this site is really comfy. I really like it ( ´ ∀ ` )


What sort of work were you doing? What do you wish you were doing with your spare time? There are ways to take it one step at a time


>What sort of work were you doing?
Just basic wage slavery, retail to be a little more exact.
>What do you wish you were doing with your spare time?
God, there's so much. I want to get better a drawing and animation, I would love to learn a language or four, programing seems interesting to me again after being pretty blackpilled about it for a few years now. I've also considered learning how to properly edit and make videos for a bunch of reasons. One more thing that I don't really think about often that I would like to do is improving my writing. I feel that it's not only far too recognizable online because of the words I use and the writing style I employ, but that I take far too much time writing when I do so. For example, when I write a post on an imageboard that's roughly the size of this one, it might take me 10 to 30 minutes to put down my thoughts and another 20 to 40 minutes editing to make sure the grammar isn't completely fucked. If I wait 5 to 20 minutes after I post, I generally receive a response that's roughly the same length, if not longer, than my post while being far more informative. Well, assuming I'm on a somewhat busy site of course. I could probably somewhat fix that by reading more, which is another thing I want to do, but it's still frustrating.


I got an error about the post being too long
>There are ways to take it one step at a time
One of my biggest problems is a lack of focus and it's plagued me for years now. Recently I wanted to learn how to deploy some software on Linux and use it at least somewhat effectively while heavily customizing it. I found that by giving myself this smaller defined goal, I was able to complete the task I gave myself with a high rate of efficiency. I'm pretty sure I spent 60% of my waking hours for almost two weeks doing nothing but figuring out how a ton of software works while heavily editing parts of it and it was not only really fun, but I learnt a lot as well! As a result of this I've been thinking of ways of defining smaller goals for a lot of these things I want to do. I have a short list so far but I think it's a good start. I just really need to work hard on breaking these things down further so it's far less vague. For example, I would love to learn how to properly set up several kinds of servers, secure them and gather up all the correct hardware, but what does that really mean? I don't define exactly what I want to do to the exact point, I will get stuck before I start leading me to give up. What does "read more" really mean if I don't actively give myself a list of reading material. I know that revelation is really basic but it's never quite hit me as hard as it did recently.


How do you think society will have changed once this is all over? I think that people will continue to do a lot of things remotely because they've seen how convenient it can be.
For example talking to a doctor over a phone is, in the majority of cases, much better than having to go and wait around in a practice.


There's been quite a lot of talk about how society may never return to how it was before and I'd like to imagine that's just speculation, but you never know. If the vaccine will take a while to be made, then we'll have to settle down into this style of living.


I think there will be some of that, but I think also people may have a negative view of some remote practices due to how quickly/shoddily they may have experienced it.

I've worked from home for 2 years at an established mostly remote company. I absolutely love it and couldn't imagine going back to an office, but again, we are established and have good practices in place.

A lot of folks who were forced to work from home had to do so when there company had no plan and had to play it by ear. This probably greatly affected productivity/happiness and may be seen by workers as a reflection of remote work, not the practices themselves.

Either way, I hope there is change for the better


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my wedding was supposed to be in a couple weeks but it's obviously been canceled now due to 'rona. i've been playing so much skyrim lately, way more than i've ever played before. i just like the feeling of escaping/avoiding reality. fuck this. :)

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