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What do you think about Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg which is the tallest building in Europe and made by a Turkish company?

It is intended to become the HQ of Gazprom.
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>Does the curvature call to mind the onion dome of Orthodox churches, in contrast to the western tower, informed in part by gothic architecture?
Not at all. Since it built for Gazprom it just made in a form of a gas flame.
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Somewhere there near working center of russian "trools"
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Those windows seem like huge privacy concern. Of course it won't really matter if some weirdo with a drone 1000 feet away is watching you, but still I don't like it. Also it reminds me of a skyscraper I made in Minecraft where it was all glass except the floors and corner pillars, I don't think it looked good in that game and I don't think it looks good IRL.

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Because climate change is one of those issues that's pretty children centric, like school shootings. It's because some retarded fucking boomer won't ever actually have to deal with or suffer the consequences for all the damage they've caused, but the people who are children right now, will. That is why this is a discussion about young people and the type of earth they will inherit, especially because the mentality of many boomers seems to be "lolwhatever not my problem"

As for protests yeah the London or wherever it was metro protest was kind of dumb, but it did get you talking about it. You are discussing the issue right now. That is the point of these protests. They succeeded in their goal. I am of the mentality that results count, so having a clearly defined goal and taking whatever if at times ruthless tactics are necessary to attain that goal is a respectable position. Everyone is talking about climate change a lot more. People are considering a lot more how yeah, it may not be our problems as adults but the population who will have to suffer for our wrongs already was borned and is living right now. Centering the discussion on these things is a valid point and a valid tactic.
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>Because climate change is one of those issues that's pretty children centric,
Most adults do care about the consequences. And children have absoulutely poor reasoning especially greta herself, when it comes to climate change.

I would rather listen a scientist with facts than brainwashed child would believe anything with enough brainwashing. Climate change happened and still continuing because people were making emotional poorly thought decisions, this whole greta and cult are embodiement of that.
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>I would rather listen a scientist with facts

That is basically all she is saying.
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no, not at all. it's all "I'm literally crying right now" with stupid gestures.

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After some years of cooking with the aim of making it effortless, as little time consuming as it can get, but also with tasty and healthy results, i feel like recommending the following tools (beside pressure cooker):

  • microwave oven, for steaming or boiling vegetables, also for pre-heating food before frying or stir frying it. You can also find other interesting applications for it (like regenerating silica gel, at minimum power but keep always a glass of water to dispose of the extra energy)

  • slow cooker, for stewed or simmered meat of any kind, legumes, sauces and soups, also making broth from leftovers.

  • bread machine, for gruels (i don't use it for bread anymore: for good results you have to grow your yeast colture and it was too much of a bother, despite very interesting and quite rewarding)

  • automatic soup machine: you put ingredients, add broth and start it. In half an hour you get your soup. Problem is, you get about five portions of it, and in the beginning it is quite easy to mess up your meal if you don't follow their recipes. Then you get the gist of it and know what you can do wit it.

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Generally speaking yeah, it's a very slow board that heavily discourages thoughtless and impulsive posting. I like it that way. I grow more deeply ashamed of wasting a considerable chunk of time and youth on a shithole like kratuchan
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t; man from country that just adds milk and sugar to tea and then drinks it

The thought of English tea is viscerally disgusting. If you're going to turn tea into a sugar and milk desert, at least add interesting spices or flavorings like Indians and East Asians do. Or do whatever Thais do to create their transcendent elixir.

For how central tea is to your culture, your tea culture is really disappointing.
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>other cultures
>worry about such trivialities as taste and presentation
>get conquered by no nonsense brits who shove a teabag in a mug and add water
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Nige? How did you find Ernstchan?

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We have a dedicated thread for movies, series and short films but not about documentaries and i think they deserve one.

If we happen to already have one and i just missed it or the moderation thinks this fits in another thread, pls just delete.

I start with this

China´s lonesome sons - The difficulties of finding a wife in China

It pretty much follows a guy who is buying a wife.

Documentary is German with English subtitles.
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this was great, too bad it's so hard to find it
could only find it at a finnish private tracker
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There was not a really good thread for this, so I posted it here:

Choice quote:
"Irony is the song of a bird that has come to love it's cage..."
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Some nice music documentary about the German alternative Rock scene of the 60s and 70s, also known as Krautrock.

Krautrock - The Rebirth of Germany

Here's a little shorter video about Krautrock as well.
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British documentary about plague
Wow I didn't even know about that one. Or that London seemingly regularly suffered plague every 20 years. The thing that's so remarkable to me is how much they seemingly combined the kost outright lunatic quackery with otherwise perfectly reasonable seeming options, like quarantining the sick including with people they spent close proximity with (a QT is useless if only the actively symptomatic are held), trying to take what appears to be similar to sterilization procedures and avoiding contact with fomites, and killing off all the dogs and cats, which could even work with some diseases wiping out all the animals in the city but in the case of plague I'm guessing not so much. Odd that there is also no mention of culling livestock which is one of the reasons disease ran rampant to begin with, at least in cases other than plague.

There is probably a terrifying lurking danger building right now with last line antibiotic resistances combined with anti-vaxxers.

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Yesterday, I took a bus to a forest reserve, I chilled for some time, but then I forgot it was a holiday past 17 hours, and there was no transport back to where I live.
I had to walk 4 cities until reaching my place, it took me around 3 and half hours of walking, from rocky intercity roads scorched by the sun, to religious slums (Bnei Brak) where all lights were out, even Petach Tikvah industrial park saw my lonely figure walking there at night.
Have you ever done something similar in your life? Is getting into these types of situations some evidence of craziness? This is not the first time in my life that I had to walk long distances for hours and hours out of necessity.
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Sometimes I really wish I lived in Tel Aviv instead.
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>but not to the West, where the sea is at.
This is the problem with Israel. If you colonized the seafloor there would be more than enough land for both Israelis and Palestinians.
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Haha imagine all the conspiracies if Israel literally built a city on the sea floor. Varg would explode.
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Reclaimed land is shit. Living in this hypothetical place would be hot and stinky.
The best course of action is to keep boiling the palestinian frog and acquiring high hills to live.

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What things do you lads recommend for getting over a cold manflu, other than the passage of time? I had to go home sick from work today but the office is really too busy for me to be taking the whole week off.

I assume that eating half a tin of Christmas chocolates just now was a mistake.
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There are indications that vaccines degrade the immune sytem's ability to adapt to new generations (mutations/strains) of the
pathogen the vaccination was made for. So it's more similar to a doping for the immune system (with negative side effects) than a training for the immune system.

The best training for the immune system is actually getting really infected with standard pathogens and overcome the infection.
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Stupidest thing I’ve read today.
No. 31381 Kontra
great arguing skill
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I hope you guys are talking about flu vaccines exclusively.

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This is probably a dumb question because I am an ignoramus but: in what way was Soviet scrutiny and censorship of avant-garde visual art / music during the 1930s and onward different from Nazi persecution of "degenerate art"?
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Depended really on a whole variety of things.
How respected were you as an artist internationally. (So, was the state interested in "assimilating" you into the narrative)
How revolutionary were you. (CAN you be assimilated into the new Stalinist narrative)
How hotheaded were you. (Are you willing to compromise with the state)

The Soviets wanted to show how "forward thinking" they were, so they didn't just outright kill everyone they hated or deemed formalist/bourgeois/Trotskyite/Menshevik/Fascist/Reactionary.
If the artist was useful for the system and was willing to compromise, then they'd ask for a few propaganda pieces, and would let him write or compose whatever else they wanted on a smaller scale.

The doctrine of Marxism-Leninism boasted that the USSR's culture was the next step in cultural evolution. It was beyond the west. So obviously, assimilating contemporary art was important. Turning avant garde artists like Shostakovich and Mayakovsky into cogs in the system. Shostakovich gave up, Mayakovsky choose to have a bit more dignity/wasn't smart enough/willing to try undermining the system from the inside, so he bit the bulett. Admirable I'd say. That is, if we can believe the reports that it was a suicide.
There is this old joke about the event.

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You can find similarities and analogies between every two objects in classifying them as widely as you can. You can divide them onto one broader category and be happy with it, arguing its validity with analogies popped up. It's all about intellectual jerking off, at some point.

The soviet saw the censorship coming right out of the top establishment (it wasn't a socialistic state in terms of power-sharing, to begin with) by way of denoting anything with a story different from depicting regular agricultural people talk about the revolution or key figures in the mythology and ideology of the new state.
Stalin in 1929, afaik, ordered to outlaw everything that was "formalism" which formally meant everything that highlighted a "form" more than content which meant everything apart from ideologically driven excitement about new life or events directly preceded and influenced it. Since about then, he had decided to be a great sole movie producer taking decisions on what films were to be shown. Of course, it narrowed down the soviet cinema output to 4-5 movies per year, and this span of time is widely regarded as a period of, at least, darkness. Even eager adherents are not prone to name a couple of films of oh-yes-superior soviet culture off that age. Similar courses of action were applied to different strands of art save for the differing executors.
So it started off as a way of repressing the culture which, in this regard, was aimed at gaining insight from the revolution and could bring some undesired questions into peoples' heads.
The establishment had seen them as a bunch of variables one might toggle with. And tools like that were applied mainly to ensure the power of the stalin's government. Films he chose, for instance, were largely patristical depicting him as THE father.

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Soviet and Nazi censorship were very similar in the sense that the state authorities were entitled to ban everything (music, literature,
paintings, cinema, massmedia etc.) that they considered opposing to the state and the state's official ideology.

Specifical differences were caused by the different ideologies, the different historical developments (Nazis 12 years/ commies 70 years) and the different structure of the administrative machineries in both states.

For instance in Nazi-Germany the censorship was executed by the Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda while the USSR had a government agency engaged with the censorship of a certain field, for instance one agency that censored all publications that were printed.
The film industry was supervized by Stalin himself, if he thought a certain film's message would collide with the goals of the socialist
state or undermine its authority the film was banned, sometimes also the director purged from the party or arressted and sent to Gulag.

Also other than in Nazi Germany all publishing facilities (including theater, opera, music) in the USSR were state owned and strict control was
already executed at this level. A manuscript had to pass censorship of a state owned publishing house in order to be published and distributed.
Books which were known to meet the official taste, (for instance famous communist leader speeches) were printed in huge numbers while less favored by officials material might be only published in small numbers and not distributed widely.

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>Typical western literature such as best-sellers and romances barely existed in the USSR.
Thing is in post-stalin USSR that decigion what to print and what to publish was on different goverment stuctures, and often they worked same as all soviet goverment machine - kind of corrupted, lazy, sometimes dumb. It's like imagine that you have "additional" barrier before publishing of some g-man, who may or may not allow book depend on his mood today.

Some western books, movies, music was more or less allowed if it was find "ideologically correct". It also depend on what kind of year and "glorious leader" now in the office. Like in 70s you may have article in newspaper about star wars "americans again making terrible imperialistic shitty horror movies about space, fug them X--DDDD" while after like 5 years in 80s you may have gian articles in "Technika Molodyzhi" magazine with giant pics of different trivia and tech from "Empire Strikes back".
There was french comedies in cinema, some american westerns. A lot western classic from Jack London to Alexandre Dumas was more than presented, same as modern wrighters like Gerald Malcolm Durrell and his books about nature, while books like "Twelve Chairs" had some censured moments.

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I'm trying to self-teach myself piano and it's not going well (no surprise there).
I have basic knowledge on correct hand position and movement also I know elementary music theory.
Currently, I'm trying to learn a new piece - Aquaria Ending
and I've doubts about correct fingering for the left hand.
The problem starts right at the start when I need to jump from A to B flat (pic 1)
I've tried to land on 5th finger, but it is quite thin so it slips very easily from a black key;
now landing on the 4th finger is more stable but where do I go from there? If I play F with the second finger a lot of tension is unavoidable.
Playing F with thumb and then going over it with 2nd on B flat and finishing with 5th on F (pic 2) sounds fine but feels overly complicated since I need to move my arm a little up and to the side from the shoulder to complete the thumb over motion.
Sure there is a simpler solution that I'm not seeing.
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I am playing the drums and your problem really sounds like a motoric issue, which you can just master by playing it piece by piece over and over. Just go as slow as you can and get faster whenever you masterd a few notes. Its hard not to rush.
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generally one should mirror the problem in right hand and see whats more comfortable, for me it's still 5th

also stick your elbows out
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Use the Svensson-Claw-Grip.
Piano teachers hate this trick.
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I did 521 with no problems, maybe flatten your 5th finger a bit more, or flex your wrist a bit more to the left.
also since the piece uses the pedal, you can start going for the Bb2 as soon as the A3 is sounded.

your fingering is unnecessarily awkward especially for a root-fifth-octave which you will see A LOT. It's much better if you manage 521 and get used to moving that hand shape around, it'll help you find those intervals without looking at the keyboard.

>sticking your elbow out while crossing fingers
pic related

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Old thread: >>27153 - radio home page: http://radio.ernstchan.xyz:8000

This is the Radio Ernstiwan thread, the radio made by Ernst for Ernst. If you want to tune in you need a media player which is able to handle network streams, VLC, Winamp and many others do the job. Just go to the radio home page and click one of the links in the upper right corner when a stream is on (pic 4 related). If you want to do a stream yourself, then you need a software which is able to create an audio stream and direct to an Icecast-server, because that is what the radio is running on. The most popular setup is to use your butt :-D (https://sourceforge.net/projects/butt/), and in case you need to have more than one input channel you want to stream (for example microphone and music) to use butt and VoiceMeeter combined: https://www.vb-audio.com/Voicemeeter/ - with VoiceMeeter you can define multiple input channels and direct them to a virtual output channel, which butt recognizes.

For streaming you'll also need an account. Radio Ernstiwan has a public stream which everyone can use when it's not occupied (see below). There are also personal accounts, which can be used by streamers to ensure that they can't be blocked by someone else. In case you want to get a personal account, write a mail to ernstiwan at protonmail.ch, our dedicated radio helpdesk team will immediatly start working on your request! There is also a calendar for announcing streams, you'll have to create an account at https://zoho.eu/ and then write a mail to the above address and tell me your registration mail, so I can authorize you for the radio calendar. Not the most elegant solution, but so far it's the best we got. Since the calendar is intended for collaboration, everyone who has an account will be able to see your registration mail address, so don't use your private mail (which you probably shouldn't do anyway). The calendar is linked on the radio main page. There are no restrictions in what to stream, it can be music, any kind of readings, podcasts, you while munching on your cornflakes, whatever. You like it: chances are everyone else also likes it!

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And I realized that I sounded like I had a stuffed nose the whole time, because I already have a noise reduction filter in my audio chain, but Skype also applies its own noise reduction, deteriorating the signal. Not like my microphone is any good in the first place, but still.
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And that's that, with the cheesiest song I could find this stream has ended now. If anyone is still in shape to pick up: Feel free!

>Thanks for hosting me.
Anytime, mate!
>You can be a master of eloquence in text, and sound like a retard while speaking :-DDDD. Then when it's over, you remember a dozen interesting things you could have said :-DDDD
This 100% - talking just draws much more attention than writing, so I tend to forget what I wanted to say while speaking. Just another reason why I like imageboards and generally writing texts so much: I can type what I want, and I can change it as often as I want before sending it. While talking I can't just stop for a minute and rethink because I noticed that what I'm saying isn't leading anywhere. I mean I can, but people will be confused :DDDD
>Unfortunately, the only topics I can waffle on about is amateur philosophy, art, and experiences with being a bipolar schizo with mild psychotic episodes.

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By the way: Here's yesterdays short story, if you want to read it (1/2):

When I woke up in the morning, I felt very unwise. So I asked my friend Hans-Dieter: "What can I do to become wise?" And he said to me: "That's easy: You need to travel! See the world, meet interesting people and broaden your horizon. This is good, Goethe, Tucholsky and Mark Twain also said so." - "That sounds good", I said, "Goethe, Tucholsky and Mark Twain couldn't all be wrong. Tomorrow I'll travel to the next village and wait at the gates of the local mall. Here I'll quickly meet lots of people I don't know yet, I'll be wise in no time." - "No, you got it all wrong" said Hans-Dieter, "You have to go farther. To other countries, even to another continent." - "Ah, I understand now. The farther away, the better." - "Yes, now you got it." So I calculated a target which made it possible for me to meet the biggest amount of people in the greatest possible distance from here. I decided to go to China, because that's far away, and there are lots of people living there.

So I took 2 weeks of vacation and flew to China. On arrival I started to greet every person I met with "Hello", and each time I counted the person in my notebook, because the exact amount of people I talked to could be important for the amount of total wisdom gained in my journey. Since the contact with the land itself could also be of importance, I rolled around on the floow every now and then, only to be sure. The GPS in my cellphone counted the distance I moved, and I wasn't sure if going by car also counted.

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(2/2) - probably still some spelling errors in it, since it was initially only meant for me to read it out, but since it's there now, might as well post it.

This time, I didn't stay for 2 weeks, because for securing the biggest possible amount of wisdom, I wanted to see lots of different places, so obviously I couldn't stay in one place for long. I was very careful to not talk more than one word with every person I met, because when had had to speak more, I immediatly felt that I was straying from the most efficient wisdom gaining path. Later I limited myself to one day per location, and then contimue to the next location as fast as possible. I was going for large cities, with an airport close to the city. From there I could take a Taxi directly to the city center, jump out, say hello to everyone and go right back to the airport. My wisdom production was pretty much optimized by now, and I was beginning to wonder if all those other people would be able to keep up with me when I return, especially that stupid guy Schulze on the other side of the office hall.

When I was done visiting the large cities, I went for the usual places of interest, Macchu Picchu, the Pyramids, das Taj Mahal and so on. Suddenly I realized that I had never been 6 months in Australia after I finished college. I didn't even wander the Camino de Santiago. Not surprising that not long ago I felt this terrible deficit of wisdom. For a short while I became confused by realizing that earth is circling the sun at 30 kilometers the second, which again is circling the center of the milky way, which made us all travelers in some way. But I woulnd't be swayed by such distractions, not now, as I already were close to my goal.

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The period preceding WW1 was very interesting for Western civilisation. It was an era of high idealism and joviality. Culturally Romanticism had run its course imparting a huge influence on the mindset of people while early modernism was starting to explore new concepts but for the most part it was all very exciting and optimistic.

Then WW1 began and the unimaginable horrors of modern warfare shattered the naivety of that era. Stuff like live and let live were throwbacks to the previous years where there was thoughts of a 'Brotherhood of man' but that stuff only really occurred in the opening periods of the war before the men became hardened to the realities of the war and either their hearts filled with hatred of the enemy or their minds fell to indifference and despair.

In the wake of the war the previous idealism was shattered. What followed was a more epicurean or even hedonistic culture and also much more cynical. People were not just celebrating the end of the war but also rejecting pre-war ideals. Before the war Western Civilisation was much vaunted and universally revered but afterwards people asked themselves how a civilisation that led to such a hellish bloodbath could be worth anything. Movement such as Dadaism began by ridiculing the pre-war mindset, other movements such as Fascism tried to reshape the idealism into a more narrow view that allowed for enemies and bloodbaths.

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There's also 'The middle of nowhere' and 'The back arse of nowhere'
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We've got the Wop-Wops, Back-o-Bourke and Past the Black Stump here.
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We have "ït ölgen jer", which means "place where dog died". I guess it's an allusion to when dogs get really old, they leave home to die somewhere away from the owner's eyes. My uncle's village guard dog died that way, was getting really, really old, so one day it just disappeared, and we knew it had chosen a place to die.