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 No.4263

Everyday, it seems like it becomes harder to find reliable information for free. This thread is here to help our friends learn about various skills and topics by sharing different resources or at least pointing them in a general direction.
This thread is not for pushing ideologies or starting arguments. If you find that someone shared something you feel is inferior to something you know of, please share your resource and leave it at that.

 No.4266

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I'll start by sharing a pretty basic textbook on Pathophysiology. It provides a pretty basic rundown on all but the rarest of diseases. You can learn stuff like symptoms, treatment, causes, and treatment. The book assumes you know some basic medical terminology, but it's all easy to digest.
>Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions (6th Edition)
https://mega.nz/folder/F402xLpD#M92CHs3pxxiAc93ixe6TNw

 No.4276

>>4263
i'm on my freshly set up laptop rn so i don't have the resources i got downloaded on hand, so i'll link drop anything that comes to mind :3

probably anyone knows of libgen, but it shouldn't be left out, libgen.fun is secured with ssl other than most other of the services, so i prefer it, also the downloads are hosted through ipfs

anarchistlibrary.org a vast collection of anarchist books, essays and all kinds of writing, don't jot it down based on ideology, if u have an interest philosophy this will have goodies in it for u, also it's all well sorted and available in all the best formats, i'd recommend picking up the torrent and also n1x's text 'hello from the wired'

something i find myself interested in recently is the programming language forth, which has barely any syntax, which always hindered me in going through with learning any other language, so i'll play around with it, also it's fully installable on a microcontroller, hackaday called it "if python and assembly had a child" so even tho it's not used in the mainstream that might get u interested, here's something to give u an idea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvTI3KmcZ7I

fav yt: the thought emporium, he has great projects and always links sources, so if anything catches ur attention, u'll find some papers, i like his gene modifications (e.g. temporarily curing his lactose intolerance) and the vids abt decellularization a lot, since i wanted to make a ghost heart once, but the butchers didn't wanna give me a pigs heart for whatever reason, still salty bout that

book rec (less resources, but interesting): 'The Butchering Art' by Lindsay Fitzgerald, i've read it recently and it's entertaining and very interesting, if u wanna be thankful for modern medicine and need a morbid goodnight story this might be for u
another i like is "Stiff - the curious life of cadavers" by Mary Roach about different pathways of donated bodies and dead bodies in general with a couple good stories about what weird stuff humanity had done with sometimes dead, sometimes not, bodies
i wanna go into forensics one day, so don't judge ^^

i'll post some more and better stuff later, as these are more general things to look into, less actual resources, but maybe someone can go on from there

 No.4321

>>4263
>Everyday, it seems like it becomes harder to find reliable information for free.
Actually, since the sci/libgen revolt occurred, it's getting easier. Perhaps you're thinking of the disinformation (((schemes))) happening in online forums? Regardless, free as in beer access to books has become much much better today.

 No.4377

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Is this thread only for resources or can we talk about learning too?

 No.4378

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>>4377
Yes of course you can talk about learning.

 No.4496

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>>4378
Thanks. I like learning about things in my free time, but I noticed a certain pattern. I would start studying a topic, after a while get overwhelmed by it, take a break, and when I return to it realize that I have completely forgotten everything. Is there anything I can do about it?

 No.4501

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>>4496
Different fren here, but I'd say taking notes is a very effective way of retaining information. Even if you forget everything that you might've picked up on, your notes can get back up to speed and help you continue your journey for learning.

 No.4507

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I'm currently learning your language, english; can you give me some tips/facts of english?; this is good written?

 No.4508

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>>4507
I would suggest you to drop the semicolon and start new sentences with capital letters.

 No.4509

>>4507
Your writing is too proper. I would try to use the least amount of words possible for basic statements. I'll provide an example using your post.
>I'm currently learning your language, english;
I'm currently studying English.
This is brief and conveys exactly what you want. It sounds good. It's a full sentence, so you should end it with a period as well. Apart from that, your sentence is correct.
>can you give me some tips/facts of english?;
Can you give me some advice?
From the previous sentence, the reader would know that the subject is English. You don't need to say English again unless the subject changes. This also achieves the same things as the first revision as well.
One thing you should know is, English writing is full of phrases and words that don't really make sense if you look at it literally. It's ingrained in the language.
>this is good written?
Is this well-written?
>Is this
In english, questions usually start with certain words. They're called "interrogative" words. They turn a statement into a question if you put one at the start of the sentence. This is why "is" comes before "this" in English.
>well-written
Your question asks if your writing has the quality of being well-written, an adjective that means written correctly. You used written as a verb, with the intention of using good as an adverb. To write that correctly, it's "written well". You can use both well-written or written well, to ask what you wanted to ask, but one is more correct than the other.

I hope I helped you in some small way.

 No.4516

>>4507
A big thing is dropping the semicolons. Most native speakers don't even know how to use them correctly, so I wouldn't try until you have a very solid grasp of the language. Also, English is a proper noun, which means that it refers to a specific person, place, thing, or idea. You always capitalize proper nouns, even if it is not at the beginning of the sentence. For instance, whenever someone talks about a city, such as Rome, it is referring to the specific city of Rome. As such, it is a proper noun and is always capitalized. Additionally, it would be well-written or written well, not good written. Good is an adjective, which means that it only describes nouns, and well is an adverb, which can describe verbs, adjectives, other adverbs, and can enhance verbals, such as participles or gerunds. >>4509 is correct that well is an adverb describing written, though he is wrong in stating that written is used a as a verb in that sense. It is actually a verbal, specifically a past participle, which is a verb in past tense used as an adjective. Verbals in general can be confusing, but a good way to remember them is that they are verbs used as either adjectives or nouns. In this specific case, written is describing "this" and well is describing "written." Sorry if this is all confusing, I can try to explain more simply if anything didn't make sense.

>Tips/Facts

A good thing to remember is that the language doesn't make a lot of sense. As soon as you get a hang of many grammatical rules, you're going to break them. It sucks, and most people will probably understand what you're saying if you follow all rules and don't deviate, but you'll end up sounding like a child if you do that.

 No.4520

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>>4508
I get it!, thank you!
>>4509
>Your writing is too proper. I would try to use the least amount of words possible for basic statements.
I think understand. You mean I should be more "casual"?
>This is brief and conveys exactly what you want. It sounds good. >It's a full sentence, so you should end it with a period as well. Apart from that, your sentence is correct.
>From the previous sentence, the reader would know that the subject is English. You don't need to say English again unless the subject changes. This also achieves the same things as the first revision as well.
>One thing you should know is, English writing is full of phrases and words that don't really make sense if you look at it literally. It's ingrained in the language.
Yeah, I agree with that. Thanks!
>In english, questions usually start with certain words. They're called "interrogative" words. They turn a statement into a question if you put one at the start of the sentence. This is why "is" comes before "this" in English.
I know it. But for some context I get confused how to use them. I need to see more examples.
>Your question asks if your writing has the quality of being well-written, an adjective that means written correctly. You used written as a verb, with the intention of using good as an adverb. To write that correctly, it's "written well". You can use both well-written or written well, to ask what you wanted to ask, but one is more correct than the other.
Mmm… I think I get it.
>I hope I helped you in some small way.
Of course, you helped me a lot!
>>4516
Mmm… I understand what are you saying. Actually some things I know.
>A good thing to remember is that the language doesn't make a lot of sense.
I agree. Sometimes, when I try to translate some to my language, is confused. Obviously, all the language are different, and translates could have different interpretations.

 No.4521

>>4520
>I need to see more examples
The best way to remember interrogatives is that normally they are "wh words" such as where, why, which, what, or who. There are others, generally some form of be or do, as well as how, but those are only for yes/no questions.

This is a minor thing, but
>I know it.
Should be
>I know that
That specifies a certain emphasis, generally on something just mentioned. It is more general. Both are technically correct, and it doesn't really matter all that much, but it's just something that's good to know.

 No.4523

>>4520
You seem to have a good enough understanding of english words. I would recommend you study grammar. Read a book in english. Something simple and that has a good amount of dialogue. From that you can get a better understanding of how it's usually spoken. That should let you write at the same level as most americans.

 No.4531

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I'm too lazy to learn anything, I always quit the first or second week, sometimes the second day

 No.4538

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>>4531
try to talk to a friend, even for a little bit, or find people to help you keep yourself in check
I got a boost in motivation to learn after talking to an old friend today and I feel ready to power through some reading.

 No.4539

>>4531
>picrelated
I had never seen a Yui doge before and I don't know why but I love that image. Saved.
It's funny you mentioned…
>second week
I can't remember where I heard this or what it was exactly supposed to pertain to, but at some point I came across the general concept that behavioral changes or developing a new habit takes roughly two weeks for the new behavior or habit to seem normal and not feel uncomfortable. Two weeks of conscious discipline before you stop fighting yourself. Whether this is true or not, I don't know. What I do know is that I assumed this to be true and began to operate as if it was. So, anytime I decide to learn something that is interesting and difficult at the same time, I resign myself to the fact that it will be about a couple weeks before I might have any fun and the new study or practice begins to feel comfortable. Maybe a case of the placebo effect. Maybe a weird case of lowered expectations. Still, this belief has helped me to stick with and push through all sorts of things that I might have otherwise given up on… learning a foreign language, studying music, coding, exercise, whatever. Even something as casual as playing a new genre of vidya where I know I'll eventually enjoy the game or whatever, but the controls or interface feel off and frustrating. Usually, after a couple of weeks or there about, I almost feel uncomfortable if I'm not practicing or studying the new thing that might have felt like a chore at first.

 No.4550

try archive.org
tho im a terrible reader.

 No.4576

>>4521
>The best way to remember interrogatives is that normally they are "wh words" such as where, why, which, what, or who. There are others, generally some form of be or do, as well as how, but those are only for yes/no questions.
Of course, I know it too!
>That specifies a certain emphasis, generally on something just mentioned. It is more general. Both are technically correct, and it doesn't really matter all that much, but it's just something that's good to know.
Yep, thank you!
>>4523
>You seem to have a good enough understanding of english words.
You make me blush.
>I would recommend you study grammar. Read a book in english. Something simple and that has a good amount of dialogue. From that you can get a better understanding of how it's usually spoken. That should let you write at the same level as most americans.
Actually I have two dictionary (but currently I'm using just one), it has some rules of grammar, orthographic, dialogues, etc. And, of course, a lot of words!

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>>4550
>tho im a terrible reader.
also archived at archive.org is librivox.org, which features a collection of volunteer narrated audiobooks.

 No.4632

>>4577
I'm an even worse listener.

 No.4657

>>4632
Practice helps a lot! Listen to audiobooks at slower speeds so you can understand them better. When you get a better grasp of what is being said, increase the speed over time.

 No.4906

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What are my friends studying?

I'm watching these lectures about birds. It's made by some educational institute in India but it is pretty general so far, they only mentioned their local birds as examples.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2WxtvEFDJT_MiIau-y0E9S_0sv_Tzm3e

 No.4914

>>4906
I'm self studying Japanese Kanji using a pdf book I found, it works very well for me

 No.4971

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>>4906
i listened to some of the lectures. they were surprisingly nice and understandable. are you into bird watching?
as for myself, i'm working through some 3d math problems from a textbook.

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>>4906
>What are my friends studying?
Currently working through a ROS beginners book a friend posted on the ROBOWAIFU U thread.
>
http://alogs.theguntretort.com/robowaifu/res/235.html#9081

>Birbs

Nice! I love most birds and find them fascinating. I hope you have a good time and learn a lot Friend.

 No.4976

>>4972
Why is there a turtle on the cover?

 No.4980

>>4976
Because of 'TurtleBot', I think (though I'm pretty sure that's a real sea turtle picture Apress chose for the book's cover, not a robot heh).

 No.4985

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CYBERPUNK IS TURTLE

 No.4986

>>4985
heh nice. saved.

 No.5082

A wiki guide for learning Science and Math related topics
Search “4chan science wiki fandom”

A list of good websites from a tech-related board
“Goodsites dot tech”

My personal favorites:
Free e-books
https://b-ok. cc
Map of all music genres and artists in Spotify
https://everynoise.com



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