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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.

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The first computer generated images of fractals were not produced until decades after his death yet Louis Wain’s artwork contains patterns that strongly resemble these images. How can you explain that?
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<,︻╦╤─ ҉ нахуя?Ну интересно
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Speaking of which I have found something terribly disgusting and decidedly unkosher as a result of our media's ridiculous fascination with gossiping about British royals because supposedly one of them made what was called a faux pass for making some joke about it.

As if there is anything but to say about such a revolting "delicacy" and I mainly mean revolting because shellfish disgusts me.
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Can confirm this. Though the existential dread was more colorful.
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I found acid to be incredibly uninteresting tbh. Now I'll grant you, I probably didn't ever take that big a hit, was never in an awesome enough place, and never was otherwise sober enough to really enjoy it, but still I think that LSD is terribly overrated.

Maybe it was just that combination of me being drunk or mildly on benzos or somesuch that helped smooth over any weirdness from ever cropping up, but I really do think that partly what I just found from acid was pretty much what I expected out it at best and otherwise a lot of unexpected things weren't as great. I think that basically part of the problem is I already have too much of a compatible mindset to acid or something. I heard the apocryphal story about a Buddhist monk being given acid, with people (usually dumbass bydlo and druggie friend types) being all, can you even imagine how mindblowing it must be for a Buddhist monk, and the monk, completely unphased, saying just "yes it was interesting" or somesuch not terribly and unphased reaction.

Mine was not even that. I didnt even find it interesting. I saw at one point in my minds eye lots of things being devils or sins trying to tempt me and the concept of finding the Truth and reaching it and reaching God only to be so thoroughly convinced of your own paranoia to keep looking for the higher reality, and thus only achieving further delusion by grasping beyond that and still searching (which I guess there's a Christian equivalent in meeting Jesus and not recognizing Him being a similar concept) and how even the thought of that could be an instilled doubt set to undermine you from searching further and finding the deeper Truth etc but it was still all terribly uninteresting to me.

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The very purpose of mothers and grandmothers and aunts is to get cuddled to death as a kid so that by puberty you're completely fed up with the very act or cuddling.

This is yet another harmful consequence of the nuclear family.
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I cut my own hair. Costs nothing and is easy if you pick the right hairdo.
t. touches up a 3mm buzzcut weekly
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There unironically are men who find wiping their ass gay.
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>It's like saying a pub and a wine bar are the same thing, you go to both to get drunk and chat but they're clearly different ends of the spectrum.
A pub and a wine bar offer different products. In my experience both are the same since I don't want anything more than a haircut and to leave once the deed is done. I see way more hair salons than barbershops so the former gets most of my attention.
This. The ideal is to get it done as quickly as possible and then shower off the excess bits. It's weird to just force a convo with a complete stranger that more than likely I share nothing in common with, and him being a man or woman wouldn't change much of it. I want to sit down, relax, and not think about anything for a bit.
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Forgot to link.

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I'm sad Ernst.
My life is great in terms of normal standards. I'm successfull, i can afford to buy what i want, i'm respected, i'm one of the most powerfull people in my town, i like my work, i hafe a beautiful gf. Still i feel empty.
I want to be like i was when i was young. Unthoughtfull, unresponsible, free. I just want to be free. But there is no way to be free. You always, always have responsibilities. Always.
I just don't want to get old and die. You can't run away from that. I can't. I still remember Gorbatschov in the news. I'm old.
It's a curse.
I don't want to.
Tell me about your melancholia
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I'm an architect and a politician. I really like what i do. I try to give my life a purpose. But i don't feel it makes a difference. It's just the same shit over and over again.
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>architect and a politician
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use the today thread for blogposting

you could title this thread: capitalism with darwinist bias does not make me happy and I found out quite late

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a russian dacha. no water or electric grid connection.

say something nice about it
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It shouldn't be possible to be that cosy.
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How much does it cost? And does it have electricity and water supply, etc?
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Necromancer cave > wizard tower

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Hey ernst!
What are some cool websites?

https://news.ycombinator.com/news - Cool news, technology related mostly
http://spaceweather.com/ - Mostly news about the sun. Hot tips on solar spots and incoming flares, information on solar cycle etc.
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Dang sry
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https://www.oldbookillustrations.com/ - Vintage illustrations that have been lovingly scanned, uploaded and organized.
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>Hacker News
Check out lobste.rs too

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Why do intelligence agencies still use torture as a means of obtaining information? Is it that there are no equally effective alternatives for quickly producing information that don’t involve torture, or is it because torture is already institutionally embedded in these agencies?
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This he doesn't even know what the fuck he is talking about. I do know that plenty of hackers are usually contacted by alphabet agencies, and iirc wasnt the guy who ran 420chan also asked by spooks to do spook things at one point? Come to think of it it's kind of strange moot hasn't been unless he either did and we just don't know or they never saw anything valuable in him and his community (which I highly doubt).

Like a lot of this is just flatly wrong my dude and furthermore it completely misunderstands the real role of them to begin with. I mean, what, you think that spies are all about drinking martinis and beating confessions out of people or some idiotic silly bullshit like that? Like the vast majority of spying isnt even wetwork, of which interrogations themselves are but a tiny percent. There's actually very little about intelligence work especially these days that involves dressing up in funny costumes and schmoozing with people or whatever you imagine it is that they do because most HUMINT ops have been replaced with SIGINT kind of stuff anyway, and of that much more of it is just about meeting people, gaining contacts or compromising information and so on, or planting the occasional bug which frankly if you have to physically go there to bug the place even in the 90s let alone 2010s you're probably doing it wrong anyway.

When it comes to the stuff like Abu Ghraib a lot of that wasnt even being done by spooks to begin with which probably is a big part of why that dumpster fire even happened to begin with. In a lot of these cases you're dealing with the same jackoff soldiers and besides which real torture, real enhanced interrogation methods, really just boils down to breaking down a guy's mind and his mental defences and willpower. This is why sleep deprivation and starvation is used and why that works better than beating anyone ever could. Trying to "beat the truth out of somebody" is exactly what I would expect of some sort of fucking retarded low IQ cop who could never possibly qualify for an intelligence post to begin with.
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I suppose if it's stil being used, then it suggests to some extent that it works.
I'm dubious about studies that suggest it doesn't work. How do those studies work? Surely it would be completely unethical to subject a test population to torture methods, and if the study is set up just to determine if torture can extract information, then I suppose it misses two fundamental reasons why torture was used historically, and that was to humilate which then is a means to extract confessions and information, as well as to terrify people away from dissent. It's why historically a lot of torutre was done in public.
If those studies are anecodtal, based on the fact torture didn't acquire certain information when used in the past, then is that including all torture committed? Even if torture doesn't lead to confessions and useful information in 9 out of 10 cases, then it's still worthwhile subjecting the victim to torture anyway in case he's that 1 out of 10. Torture is a fairly cheap means of acquiring information if you think about it in that way, compared to actual detective work, espionage and surveillance. A car battery and electrodes may not get you information all the time, in the case that it does, it only took a few hours and cost nothing.
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Because Bush Juniors advisors where heavy into it and because the idea that beating someone into submission would suddenly make him reveal all his secrets is deeply rooted in some cultures.

Not saying threatening to cut someone balls off would make him say things he normally wouldn't but those who will speak when threatened isn't trusted by those who knows secretes anyway.

Basically if you have the time it is little effort to take a car battery to the scrotum of a group of people because someone will know the next guy in the chain and you can make a puzzle little by little or at least tell the other guys that someone has named them. But it isn't a good way to build a relationship on, unless you are in to that sort of thing.

But if you want the good stuff you have to talk to the guy. No amount of SIGINT or torture will give you that.
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No, I dont think its martinis and suits. I do think however that in the context of torture and interrogation like this thread is about, its better to talk about the topic at hand instead of veering off about other parts of the machine.

Besides, SIGINT is passive, relying on something being said and it being the right thing out of effectively coincidence. Great for observation, but its not replacing HUMINT that can steer itself towards information as it is found.

And tbh, everybody knows roughly what kind of dirty shit the CIA gets up to, so those joining up are either psychos who dont care, or retarded enough to justify fermenting illegal activities like the drug trade on foreign soil as aelf defence. Coppers with a shinier badge, and every bit as porky.

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Can we have a Syria thread or is it against the rules? Many recent developments there with US pulling out, Turkey invading in and SDF allies with SAA.
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That's a news thread, about current news. Not a specific thread that will drag in bad crowds, like yourself and this Turkish poster.
There are many, many other places you could go to host this thread in.
Political discussion kills, literally in some cases.

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What Ernst opinion about Marco Polo?
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Hes a spook.
He had too many spook markers on him aka lucky coincidences.The only other even more famous venetian jew is Napoleon ofcourse.
I guess Marco Polo stories was a project to popularize/increase international maritime trading which Columbus was the biggest proper kickstart of them all.
Since Polo was a jew i guess we can indirectly see their influence and power in that period of time in the places where he "travelled".

At wiki we have: ‘During the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), a Ming emperor conferred seven surnames upon the Jews, by which they are identifiable today: Ai (艾), Shi (石), Gao (高), Gan (甘), Jin (金), Li (李), Zhang (張), and Zhao (趙). Two of these, Jin and Shi, are the equivalent of common Jewish names in the west: Gold and Stone.’

And another paste: https://semiticcontroversies.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-travels-of-marco-polo-and-jews-of.html

One of the odd things about 'The Travels of Marco Polo' is that it is one of the first mentions we have of jews being resident in China and more specifically of the jewish community at Kaifeng, which had been the capital of the Song dynasty before it was moved to Hangzhou and then, with the Mongol conquest, to Beijing.

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>Since Polo was a jew
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Phew, what a Kohl opener. Adjust yourself.
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With time he might be capable of having actual discussions though, but that being said

No wait never mind you're right. This is all just copyapasta from a blog called "semitic controversies" no less and your sole piece of original content was unspeakably fucking retarded.