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I wondered… does /kind/ wear a watch? Well this friend does, since it's impractical to always get the phone out just to check time. Currently wearing a way too loud timex weekender field watch, but I got so annoyed with the ticking that I bought myself a digital casio watch again. - This time it's not a F-91W that served me for so many years but one of the illuminator series instead. Might be a big chunk of plastic, but I don't care about looks much as long as it's sturdy and shows the correct time. But that's just me, other friends might enjoy mechanical master pieces or precious metals.

Any watch-related content will be highly appreciated in this thread! Recommendations, questions, discussions, experiences, … you name it.
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>007's watch from Goldeneye.
Love the red/blue display features! Those don't even come with the original Omega Seamaster 300M professional.
>Laser not included.
Bummer =/


I can hear the pause music just looking at that.


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I used to have a Casio WQV-10 camera watch. Took some interesting low-res pictures with it's odd little lens and, as an added bonus, it kept track of the time and date too.


I actually took in my watch to have it repaired the other day for the first time in 10+ years. One of the links fell out on a bus and I couldn't recover it, and then the battery died. I thought it would be more of a hassle than it was, but it only took five minutes or so to get a new armband and replace the battery. It's a cheap Casio watch my dad gave me. Even though I used to wear watches when I was a teenager before mine broke, I feel weirdly grown up in a way I haven't felt before carrying a watch around. I like not having to use my phone to check the time.
I'd also like to recommend the channel Wristwatch Revival, which does watch repair videos on traditional pieces.

Not strictly watch-related, but I have an old pendulum clock movement I have been thinking about cleaning and finding something to mount it in. It used to sit in a grandfather-clock my great-grandpa made, but grandpa got tired of the movement not keeping time and replaced it with a quartz movement. The movement itself seems fine, it was just that no one ever serviced the movement or oiled it. Unfortunately my dad thought it was a good idea to spray the entire movement with WD-40, which is not a good lubricant for clocks. The main hurdles are that I need a let-down tool and something to wind and unwind the mainspring with, neither of which are cheap unfortunately.


I wear a Stowa Flieger Classic 36 as my daily and have a casino f91w as a sporty watch

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What’s the point of you?
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For sure I don't know what's the purpose of me, did you know the purpose of yourself ?
As long as we can find and be sure, lets do some jigsaw here : https://anon.cafe/comfy/res/4861.html
Kindly, /comfy/


That puzzle website is pretty cool, but I wish the text on the front page wasn't so edgy.


I wrote a really long blog post about my past and upbringing and how it tied into my own dreams and desires.
Life's purpose is whatever you choose it to be.
But then realizing propose, it is only step 1 out of a hundred.
You have to work towards it. Even if you don't work towards your purpose or dream, you have to continually work to keep entropy in check. Because everything is always in continuous decay.
So maybe the meta purpose in life is balanced work and rest


(But I deleted the blog post because it was too long)


To be happy.

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kiwi birds cute


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I like birds!

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What are you working on?

I was thinking of resurrecting my pseudonymous account on codeberg to make a compiler for fun
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You might try it here, friend: https://lainchan.org/%CE%BB/index.html


B-but you could also do it ITT. Some friends here seem pretty good at this stuff too. <3


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We can talk about it here, if you want to.


This may be evading the larger question of, how does one make programming friends?
To make rock climbing friends, you go to the local gym.
To make yoga friends, you go to yoga class.
Paint balling, skateboarding – usually there's a designated location.
For more niche interests, I think there are local clubs one can search for.
But I wouldn't know about programming.

I guess people usually make these friends through their career, or from an evangelical branch online (Rust, FSF, Lisp)
Do these friends have to be local, or anywhere in the world?

Personally, instant messaging is stressful, so I think the ideal is someone local, or voice calls maybe.
Will I take the effort to go find some local friends or a voice community?
No, because they can also rob you of your energy depending on what's in the group.
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>It boils down to a fundamental problem: how to find people that lift you up rather than pull you down.
Well frankly there are no such guarantees in this life Friend. Just step out and do your best! Be patient with yourself and with others. But most importantly – step out. Good luck! :)

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I don't have to make food every day. I get to make food every day.
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vichan quirk… just pretend it's '''bold''' ''italic''.


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This didn't happen.


I don't speak italic. ;_;


>I've been really sick the past two day
Glad you feel better today, friend. <3


Isn't italic what italians speak? or was that latin?
I make foods that don't require cooking when I'm sick. Stuff like salads, sandwiches, and nachos. I hope you get better anon!

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Is ChatGPT kind to you?
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>Is ChatGPT kind to you?
No, it yelled at me and said that I'll never pass the Turing test! ;_;


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I feel like nothing is worth doing anymore now that there's a computer program that can do it too and do it better.


Somebody has to dust off the servers! No AI can do this yet. :3


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>As an AI language model, I do not endorse or support any specific website or online platform, nor do I have personal opinions. However, I can provide some general information about imageboards and what they typically entail.

>Kind.moe is an imageboard website that is based on the popular 4chan imageboard format. It allows users to post and discuss images and messages on various topics, including anime, manga, gaming, technology, and more.

>One of the unique features of kind.moe is its emphasis on promoting positive and friendly interactions between users. The site's name, "kind," reflects this philosophy, and the site's rules and moderation policies are designed to discourage toxic behavior and promote a more welcoming and inclusive community.
>However, as with any online forum, the content on kind.moe can vary widely, and some of it may be offensive or disturbing to some users. It is important for users to exercise caution and discretion when interacting with others on the site.


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AI-san better watch out or I'll kind it big time. Post here and you're liable to be called a friend.

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Every time I see someone who doesn't achieve their goals, who feels bad about that or other things, who has a bad day, who cries, who has been bullied.
all that even makes me cry sometimes, it's like a hypersensitivity that I have developed


Do you feel happy when someone feels happy?


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Seems like you're a very empathic person and I think that's something wonderful. <3


If the change in personality has been sudden, you better should see a neurologist soon.


Do you have dislike feeling this way?
Sad stuff makes me sad too.


I know what you mean. I've been becoming that way too. It doesn't even take much to make me tear up. It's strange, because I also have bad anger issues and can be pretty callous.


Friend are you sure you’re not looking at what’s called being an empathetic person and feeling weirded out by it? Don’t feel brought down by it. This is a motive for joy. Many things we do for others can only be done because we hurt for them.

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Do you wave at passing trains? Sometimes people wave back.
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Wave at the cargo and hope it doesn't wave back.


Wave at the man driving the train.


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If you are lucky they might sound the horn for you!


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Did the train stop for the fire truck?

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How can I be kind without sounding like a bot?
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I wrote "kindness is implicit" which means I do not discard it, though I understand why you feel as though I'm discounting it.
It can be considered that meaning and kindness are a mutual requirement.
Kind and positive mindset are distinct enough topics to warrant another discussion.
"Faking it" can be useful advice, but without understanding why it's worth faking there's no point.
We're welcome to disagree on meaning to be more important than kindness.
"without sounding like a bot" is not literal, it's a simile.
For OP, acting kind feels robotic, forced, mechanized, void.
All I'm doing is extrapolating why that is, from my perspective.
Note the beginning of the reply:
>In my view
"Preaching" implies I want to convert you, but where's the call to action?

And to top it off, let's highlight the irony of ironies:
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>We're welcome to disagree on meaning to be more important than kindness.
Fair enough, then. I'd just urge you (from personal experience) not to be too hard on yourself or others. We all have strengths and weaknesses. Adamantly demanding <meaning> from one another is both a fool's errand, and also a rapid pathway to cynicism.

If you want true meaning in life, then I'd suggest you focus instead on unraveling the mysteries and beauty of God's handiworks within creation. That's a highly-rewarding endeavor, and will make your kindness genuine through true love & humility.

Cheers. :^)


This is a great example of implicit kindness; your inner dialogues morphed your replies into those of tact and authenticity.

There are parts I left out (in how I conduct), like making sure not to demand as you highlighted.
Fixation on meaning leads to vitriol more often than not, I agree.

Regarding what OP said – "sounding like a robot" – this is the what I meant, I guess:
Kindness comes from a well-rounded and centered perspective.
Getting there is varied.
Incidentally related, I am reminded of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Yogas

To repeat what you've written toward OP and to conclude:
No point forcing something on yourself when you're not in the right frame of mind.


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I am not actually kind (so I lurk) but I sincerely believe both the law of assumption and Jungian psychology, no matter how stupid they may sound, have some truth to them to an extent. As such, you need to acknowledge that the reason you may have a burning hatred within your heart might actually be due to both drowning yourself alongside symbolically fighting against yourself. Obviously, this has aspects victim blaming, but I have no reason to hate you since you're probably kinder than me, so please don't interpet any malice in this.
>LoA and the concept of Psychology in general is heresy.
I apologize, but I barely know anything about Christianity and am not Christian, and as such cannot have a say in such a topic.


*drowning yourself in negativity. I forgot the password.

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Is antinatalism kind?
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Without children there would be no orphans, and without orphans there would be no scientific breakthroughs.


It is not kind or unkind, it's just a personal choice! You should make a child only when you are sure you will be a good parent


The less neurotic antinatalists out there should be having more kids. Their conscientiousness is something the world needs more of.


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Yes. A better name would be pro-happiness. You don't need to have a family to be happy, but the more the merrier, so find some friends!

It's like Sadhguru said, women (and men by extension) who don't have children should be given awards. As some of the others mentioned, Fewer children means fewer orphans and happier lives for kids in families. Those who love their babies want the best for them, those people are the ones who should have kids, and that is the epitome of kindness.


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I have a lot to say on this. As a religious person myself I believe having children is a gift from God and if you are able to then you should. However not everyone ought to, especially people with mental illnesses that could be passed on or debilitating hereditary diseases, or if you know you wouldn't be a good parent.

One of my closest friends had parents who were generally neurotic. His mom was a diagnosed schizophrenic and his dad was a gamedev programmer who was generally cold and didn't spend much time with his son. I'm very similar to the both of them; I'm diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and would be a cold and apathetic parent.

Is life suffering? Surely. But life is also joy, life is beauty, life is everything… and that's what makes it good to me. Suffering and joy are the salt and pepper of life. In spite of my life and everything that happened (sexual abuse, mental illness, etc) I feel no hatred towards my parents for having brought me here. That's just how I feel though.

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