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Hide No. 33955 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Nu half life anounsed but nobody cares because it's VR edition.
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Dang dude, I just binge watched like six or seven of your videos. That's some pretty good stuff, like a series of EC longposts in video form.
And I don't think your old stuff is bad, the only problems are technical ones like audio quality and stuff.
No. 36125
Ye, I only now got actually decent micro.
>That's some pretty good stuff, like a series of EC longposts in video form.
Some of that I actually first post as EC posts here in some form. Thank you!
>six or seven of your videos
Wonder what videos are those, but I'm really happy you liked what I do. I hope in future I'll get better and better, since I have a lot of things to say.
No. 36127
New king's bounty.
Looks pretty bad, tbh. I really loved the cartoony art style of the original remake. It makes me even more paranoid about artists being replaced or obsoleted in modern game development, and game content being more and more reliant on photo reference instead.

Shame, because I was kinda looking forward to it, with my rekindled interest in turn based strategy games

I mostly watched TES and Fallout related videos, as well as the thesis on what differentiates RPGs from action RPGs. I've had similar thoughts, but more on gameplay structure of games being fundamentally divided into graph traversal vs spatial orientation, and genres being defined by the proportion in which they are represented.
Text adventure games being on one end of the spectrum, and arcade FPS games in the other. One is comprised entirely of branching logical paths, the other is a space simulation where you have to traverse a simulated space and align a bunch of vectors together to win.
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How are you celebrating the holidays this year?

Have you bought gifts yet, or do you even usually buy gifts?

Also, Internet advent calendar for Ernst:

No. 35997
This is my sister. Here you have how christmas was. We drunk a lot.

Typical polish family of the unwashed comming from a commieblock that got wealthy because dad worked in germoney.

No. 36019
She looks Croatian
No. 36020
Wörked today and yesterday and just ate half of my Christmas pizza. It was satisfying. Onions, vegetarian chicken, smoked chipotle BBQ sauce and some seasonings. Man that was satisfying. Will probably eat deviled egg potato salad later and some sweets.
No. 36023
Gifts for me: scratch tickets, imported tea and fancy clothes.

Gifts for Mamá: scratch tickets, Kona coffee, winter vest and a Timex watch.

On scratch tickets, I spent $250 and grossed $280, which would be a $30 net. A far cry from last year, but I shouldn't complain about it. I don't do this often. In fact, I only buy scratch tickets during the holidays. Sometimes, you can win lots of money. Last year, I spent a similar amount and netted $300. A handsome win for a shitty year.

Hide No. 34264 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Blog it!
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That seems obvious, and is basically what I meant by "assembling" a few short stories. Collecting the two-three best of what I've written so far and send in those.
If my writings don't represent me, then there is no point in even writing them.
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Use a pen name
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The first decade look backs are being released it seems. I did not click as I'm busy with something else.
The first decade in full consciousness for me. The first 5 years of 2010s are clouded in youthful drug consumption and problems tho :DDD I turned 18 in 2010 and went to my first real goa party a month before that. The later half is studying. I cannot even say what was relevant in the first half, despite analysis of the financial crisis. The last five years are migrants and /pol/itics. We could open a thread just for the 2010s as a decade, but maybe some Ernst want to give their look backs here, every dimension is welcome: personal or societal etc.
No. 35942
Woke up with a cold. It wouldn't be so bad if my nose wasn't running constantly.
Makes it hard to enjoy anything when you have to stop what you are doing just to blow your nose every other minute.
Finally wrapped all the presents. Tomorrow is the big day.

I only have memories of the second half of the decade. That's when I started reading and consciously working towards bettering my life.

Recently I've been looking through youtube channels I used to watch, and it's sad to see that most have either transformed their content for the worse, or stopped uploading at all. (But mostly just stopped uploading)
There's only one channel left from the Glory Days, and it makes me feel really weird. It's like I'm having butterflies in my stomach that content I used to watch is no more.

The weirdest feeling is that I know that my past self was fucking dumb, but I still don't feel an ounce smarter.

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There is some strange shit going on western net media. A new trend of mindless reactionary views have grown. A lot of gomophobic and anti progress statements are made. When the increse in xenophobia is logical, the reactionary traditionalis shitstorm I could not explain. So why you westerners starts to like this traditionaly rectionary shit ?
P.S. I'm a proxie slav
No. 35234
>These are people suffering from perpetual butthurt and the exact opposite of true conservatives who fucking hate people with a victim complex as I do as well.

Since when did you care what right-wingers think?

Also, why did you bump such an ancient thread?
No. 35924
It was started by sociopathic "lefties" and trannies trying fanatically to force their idiotic views on society. It's just a natural
defensive reaction.
No. 35925 Kontra
Alt tards are themselves clinical psychopaths more than anyone else. I haven't seen "leftists" committing any acts of terrorism in the last 20-30 years with the sole exception of Ted Kaczynski. Meanwhile we've had massive amounts of reactionary terrorism since then. It also doesn't seem to matter if they're in power or not. If they're not in power we get the Oklahamo City Bombing. If they are in power we get mass shootings at places of worship every month. If they get enough power we get the holocaust. This is because hardline reactionary ideologies stem from a central defect in personality also known as psychopathy. Hell the president we have right now is a clinical psychopath. Kontra because this isn't k*hl
No. 36080 Kontra
>Hell the president we have right now is a clinical psychopath.

In your dreams, you delusional fucking lunatic. And no, Trump has nothing to do with mass shootings.

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Old thread >>27969 is kill, this is the new Radio Ernstiwan thread. A few things happened since the last thread: The record of concurrent listeners has been pushed to a whopping 18 by /b/-based host chvk. On /int/ we had our very first call-in show, and subsequently our first caller ever. To everyone's surprise, that worked almost without any technical issues. Our hoster is doing a good job as far as I can tell, until now I couldn't find even a single issue with our server. Frontpage integration is also complete, which makes it a lot easier to notice when a stream is on, thanks again to Ernstadmin for his work!

The radio is available here: http://radio.ernstchan.xyz:8000/
Connection data for the public stream: see pic 3. See also the beautifully crafted pic 4 for additional details.

For now we have the following recurring streams:
/int/: Album of the week stream, every Saturday at 18:00GMT+2
/b/: Prostmusik with chvk, usually on Friday 20:00GMT+2, and Kosmonauten every 2nd Thursday (may vary) 20:00GMT+2

Also there are lots of spontaneous streams. If you want to participate either as listener or as streamer and have trouble setting everything up, just ask, there are plenty of people around who have a working setup and can help you out. There is also a howto page on the radio main page, which might answer your questions.

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Is someone interested in Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables by Dead Kennedys after the Ramones are over?
No. 35606
Hell yeah I am. What better way to knock myself out than with a double feature of classics?
No. 35607
Okay, around 5 more minutes for the current album to end and the next to start
No. 35610
Right on, man. Thanks for the tunes. I'm going to fall asleep now :-D

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What are some good alternatives to Communism and Capitalism? Communism obviously doesn't seem to work so well except at industrializing and militarizing agrarian economies and has many of its own well known other problems, but I've been slowly coming to realize there's quite a lot wrong with Capitalism too. So what's the alternative? What are some other economic systems and theories worth trying? Also general econ thread thread I also just realized after typing that last sentence how much of a shitshow this could be so if it does go to hell mods can lock it and delete it but no politics please only as close to objective principles of economics as possible.

Also I think that automation has proven to not be such a miracle cure because you still end up with basically a serf or slave class like all empires and even feudal societies ended up being just without using animals or human beings as slaves and plus it just seems like it'll end up putting people out of work rather than everyone living easy lives thanks to fuller automation. Silicon Valley is a great example of how terrible that idea can turn out to be with fewer enfranchised people, more homeless, and less human control over anything like that terrible dystopian vision everyone seems busily embracing in some areas called "the internet of things." I really don't get the appeal of having a personal car where you don't have control over its operation anymore. That "feature" of mobile devices with less user control is already infuriating.
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I was just looking for an opportunity to post Slavoj.

But I agree. I'm myself are well off and I just can not understand, how there are people who want more. Like what the hell to do with more than 100k/year (Ok, let it be 100k/year and 2Mio. once in your life).
The urge to have more and more is not just alien to me but seems to be the problem in the end.
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this reminds me I've heard Disco Elysium described as a Slavoj Zizek simulator and I don't get the joke
The thing to keep in mind isn't even human nature's greed but something far worse which I think is tacit about Capitalism yet literally never discussed: the desire to control or have power over other people.

Actually now that I think about it the deliberate reason why this is never discussed is probably because it completely blows apart the one greatest myth about Capitalism which is that somehow a) any person get get rich if they're driven enough, and b) that being rich doesn't automatically make you have political power because Capitalism has been tried in Western democracies. Of course if you outright state that the real reason for the driving force of Capitalism is having enormous power over others then you're basically admitting that our representational democracy is a total fraud itself as well as admitting the free market ain't free. Both of which are probably true sadly.

Like my mentality is greed over one dollar is too many, because a billion is never enough. I was thinking about it last night and figured out that if I could just work a bydlo job and make $20,000 a year and have affordable housing that would be plenty enough for me. Almost the entirety of the driving force behind getting rich isn't about having things, but about having social status directly, which in America is tied directly to money probably unlike any other society. You can be the most boorish, horrible person and so long as you're richer American society says you're "better" than others.

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No. 35559 Kontra
Zizek always reminds me of the question
>So, where do you see yourself in 30 years?
for some reason.
No. 36903 Kontra
thanks bro, now I have Zizek on my wallpaper

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There are three great realms: the realm of corn, the realm of wheat, and the realm of rice. Of these the realm of corn is the greatest.


An acre of corn yields 15 million calories per year. An acre of rice, 11 million calories per year, but the water requirements are very high. An acre of wheat, a mere 4 million calories per year. So why haven't Europeans adopted the superior staple crop of the New World?
No. 34750
>Eat corn
>Get shot

Sugar will fuck you, man. It doesn't really matter so much on the type but here we've just had decades of diet foods containing truckloads of sugar.

You might enjoy this article:
>So began the war on fat, in which Atwater’s calorie calculations were an unwitting ally. Because counting calories was seen as an objective arbiter of the health qualities of a foodstuff, it seemed logical that the most calorie-laden part of any food item – fat – must be bad for you. By this measure, dishes low in calories, but rich in sugar and carbohydrates, seemed healthier. People were increasingly willing to blame fat for many of the health ills of modern life, helped along by the sugar lobby: in 2016, a researcher at the University of California uncovered documents from 1967 showing that sugar companies secretly funded studies at Harvard University designed to blame fat for the growing obesity epidemic. That the dietary “fat” found in olive oil, bacon and butter is branded with the same word as the unwanted flesh around our middles made it all the easier to demonise.

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Unprocessed corn is shit. The best you can do with it is cornbread, which only tastes good if you load it up with sugar and honey (and what doesn't taste good with tons of sugar and honey in it?).

But in the place where people developed corn, and had to rely on it as their only staple crop, virtually all corn was consumed after being boiled in an alkaline solution. It transforms the flavor, texture, and nutrient value of the corn into something completely different. The taste is deeper and subtler, and you can form a proper dough out of it.

The traditional primary forms of consumption are the tamale and tortilla. The tamale is a dumpling of wet corn dough steamed in a corn husk or banana leaf. It's usually filled with some sort of spiced and stewed meat, but it can also be filled with cheese, chilis, or even sugary desert fillings. You can make them without any filling though, and back in ye olde Aztec times this was more common. Tortillas are more common as a staple food today, with tamales being more of a main dish in their own right, but it's likely that tamales were actually the primary source of calories during the height of Mayan civilization, as the archaeological record shows scant evidence of the large griddles used to prepare tortillas.

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No. 34762 Kontra
>The thing is, what can you even use it for?

The american made clear that vyou can turn it inot flour like you can do with rice.
What I was actually wondering why you don't take that question for "european" wheat in exchange? It's basically only used processed as well.
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Let's have a thread about various monetary reforms!
You can save here various materials about monetary reforms, that happened over the world.
No. 18237
Ours were printed in EU, so it's no wonder. The coins look Euro-ish too. I think that our current bills are the best-looking of all we ever had, so I don't really mind.
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I think previous ones was okay, but I think all people love 1993 ones with animals
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Only people who was already adult enough in 1998-2001 to have personal pocket money will remember those ones I used mine last one to buy Tempo, I still remeber what an idiot I was
No. 34895
Wait a minute how did I miss this thread

I've always been interested in currency speculation but the markets right now make me think it would be either a really bad time to invest or a pretty good time if you like to gamble. Who would you invest in and diversify your currency holdings with? Me personally I think that yen could in theory be a good investment longterm, but well it's China and they prop themselves up with massive amounts of currency manipulation.

The British pound is lol. I wouldnt invest in that trash until after Brexit and even then I doubt I'd invest a cent into British currency instead of anyone else. Even Canadian dollars would be a far, far wider investment.

US dollars are a terrible investment longterm. I have every confidence in our currency collapsing into nothingness in the medium to longterm future with massive inflation. Thanks to current politics the US is going to become completely isolated with an okayish local industry no matter what happens but frankly I see buying US dollars which I unfortunately still have as being about as wise as "investing" in a new car or computer: it's only certain to depreciate in value. I should note that currency speculation is a short term thing though and not really dependent on the same factors as diversifying your currency holdings. Even still, I would not speculate on anything good about the US dollar but I guess it isn't anywhere near the pure toilet paper that is the British pound right now.

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Would it be moral to select embryos for IVF that have lower polygenic risk scores for diseases like diabetes, hypertension, etc.? What if those diseases had epidemiological and perhaps genetic correlations with traits that we are less comfortable with people selecting for? When does therapeutic use become enhancement? For instance, lower cognitive ability in early life is associated with increased risk of late life dementia, as well as increased risk of schizophrenia. Should people be allowed to select on the basis of such criteria?
No. 18983 Kontra
I was typing too fast. Shamefur dispray.
No. 18996
>It doesn't really harm the embryo to get a probe into mommy and collect some skin cells. But it could be problematic that a probe is put into mommy.
Just to clarify, I think you are conflating in vivo and in vitro. With IVF there is no "probe into mommy", the embryos are conceived and raised in laboratory dishes for several days, and only after that transferred into an actual womb. Also at this point there are no "skin cells" to speak of, cells aren't that specialized at this point of development AFAIK.
No. 19047 Kontra
Uhm, yes I know. I have no idea where you got me that wrong, but as said my sentence was fucked up so that's okay.
No. 34894
What about ethics in Bioengineering in general? I also sadly realized that it's physically impossible to alter and breed a species of jumping spider that's domesticated and about the size of a dog or cat. If you don't know why it's because due to the nature of insects and arachnids both in terms of their construction and breathing that there's a hard limit on their size. Even a tarantula is quite delicate and a fall from one meter is instantly fatal to them, in fact a fall from one foot can be generally fatal. You can't bioengineer a spider to be that much larger than a modern tarantula.
You can however get much, much bigger if you could figure out a way to bioengineer it to be aquatic and able to live mostly or entirely underwater with a different breathing apparatus or some way to basically act like a dolphin and surface to collect more air bubbles before diving to the bottom again.

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I was going to post this in the commiebloc thread but you know what? We should just have a thread devoted to discussing Russia and Russian things and asking Russian questions since like a third of the board often ends up feeling that way anyway.

So my hypothesis is that Russian cynicism and gallows humor is merely the defense mechanism of a truly deeply idealistic and romantic people. I mean, just look at this. Just look at it. This was commentary from the Slavic dev about making Pathologic 2. You would think with talking "freedoms" well maybe American but no, and I have come to find that somehow this statement in itself typifies a very Russian kind of psychology about everything.

It's kind of hard to explain I think if you haven't just spent the last decade talking to and being around Russians but I think there's something to it. Think about just the Russian experiment with Socialism and subsequent failure. In this statement I somehow see people like Lenin and even Stalin. Was what Stalin said about a people with empty belly's knowing nothing about freedom just a cynical ploy and excuse? Certainly. But I also think it was truthful what he said, and that there is something certain, something nebulous yet discreet, about a Russian mentality I haven't got English words for, a thing I think people may wrongly use the term "soul" when what really they mean by "soul" is just the clumsiness and pretense of jaded apathy and cynicism in direct response to their ideals meeting headlong against reality. This statement here is just something so trivial as about a videogame. What deeper a thing can a Russian thinker truly believe and feel that we cannot perceive?

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Whenever slavs start writing in cyrilic, we know that shit got real and we keep our heads down.
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I have played neither
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Maybe as additional small messages to make intrigue? X---DDDD
But anyway, hope this thread will go beyond disscutions about bear joke if someone have questions or need help or something like that.

He not said "all", but "most people".
No. 34559
Well he said "both" so the presumption seeming to be that with so many playing both then just about everyone played at least one. The thing with that being, if you played one in a series or franchise it's highly likely that you're going to have played all of them, in which case I would say that yes he is correct in that people who played one probably did play both. I am specifying that meanwhile there's still quite a lot of people who haven't played any, which could also be partly because of whatever reasons and thus not getting into the game. Or not getting into the game period. I'm splitting hairs at this point.