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Hide No. 26967 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Old thread is kontra. Share your daily grind: Autumn haiku edition


Goldenrod in bloom
Gathering winter stockpiles
Squirrels scurry forth
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Grandma came over today. Basically half of the day was spent on a long story time about what life was like "back in the day". It was okay I guess.
For a moment I got lost in this wonderfully idealistic description of an sporting event organised by the military on a Saturday, where students did exercises paired up with soldiers (Standard stuff: running, grenade throwing and shooting.)
This wonderful little tale of "a 17 year old girl with a rifle wins the race and gets a cake and a box of chocolate".
For a moment I even felt the colours. To be cringe-y, I'd say it was like as if I was watching an anime.

I managed to complete a small presentation. Made a powerpoint for it, and collected some materials, and then sent it over to the other members in the group.
The subject was a series of seminars at a university in the early 20th century, where nearly all of the young intellectual strata of the time assembled. They discussed aesthetics and styles, contemporary artistic developments, and they routinely criticised one another's works in this series of gatherings best described as truly intellectual. It made me feel rather sad. Currently, there is no great cause, no great idea, no great movement that's sweeping through the world. It's the same as with Mishima and Dostoevsky. Dostoevsky was sad, because he missed out on the glory-days of the Napoleonic wars, where the ideals of the French revolution clashed with the Ancien Regimes of Europe. His whole body of work is trying to deal with this emptiness. Mishima was sad because he missed out on fighting in the Second World War. (Though, in the case of the latter, he almost actually fought in the war, they just misdiagnosed his cold as tuberculosis during conscription.)

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Worked 16 hours yesterday, I'm trying to learn Verilog with a Vidor 4000. Hoping to get more skills for the labor market, I think if I decorate this with C/C++ (kernel-side) I might become very interesting to certain employers.

My current line of work (Python, JavaScript, SQL, ERP System) was never what I wanted.
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>Sure it would be better to actually witness it at the opera but I'm not sure whether I really want to know what post-modernist regisseurs do to his work.
Based Syberberg has you covered, his cinematic adaptation is absolutely nuts. It's positively post-modern but also keeps all the pathos inherent to Wagner.
No. 28366
Reviewing my thesis draft. Fuck it's hard slogging through all these chapters.

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>Is it appropriate to say free market economics is like an untamed jungle?
Thousands of species intermingling, co-existing and being co-dependent on one another. Predators and prey in some kind of larger cyclical relationship. Completely chaotic yet will last for eternity undisturbed.

>Is it appropriate to say communism is like a manicured garden?
Cultivated, orderly and thought out. Completely planned. Devoid of life and spontaneity. Chaos is one misguided gardener away.
No. 27912
y'all are dumb as hell arguing whether the statist oligarch should be nice to you or mean to you.

statists, not even once.
No. 27913
A representative of the State, even if the State is shit, is still not necessarily an oligarch. The only societies where this tends to be true are monarchies, Capitalism, and other forms of imperialism and dictatorship. The irony with Capitalism is that in this alternate history it somehow coincides with democracy, where you can at least theoretically be any random person and run for office, but now just to register in small local races costs $10,000 so while a representative of the State doesn't have to be an oligarch and being an oligarch is neither his job nor his power, in practice just about everyone who runs for office is one. Well, except Obama and Carter for example. Bush and Trump are examples of multigenerational establishment oligarchs. Obama is an example of non-oligarch who happens to kiss the asses of oligarchs. Putin is an example of an oligarch who's king of thieves through probably agent of State connections and organized crime ones, whereas the old Soviet regime afaik the Politburo could not actually be said usually to be oligarchs, just oppressive dickheads.
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>Bush and Trump are examples of multigenerational establishment oligarch

The difference is, that Bush, especially Cheney, worked just for the other 500 most powerful US-families, whereas Trump really tries to do that, what he thinks will serve the American people at whole width.
No. 27983 Kontra
At least it's easy to see why you're here and posting pattern. Everything that hes been doing has been to the benefit of himself, his immediate family, and especially his family businesses. Kill yourself.

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Is that true that Putin used to be drug dealer and taxist for Sobchak? (famous Russian oligarch)
Was 1998 economic crisis one of the biggest triggers for Putin to come to power?
How fast Putin got all the power in the Russia and even got to expand to entire post-Soviet?

Also here some memes
No. 27949
If you know Russian, read "Вся Кремлёвская Рать" book. It is avilable online as I know.
No. 27952
>if we got stuck with a new corporate/mafia state loosely organized and coordinated through intelligence agencies who would be the defacto successor government

That's how it worked all over former communist countries.
No. 27955
>That's how it worked all over former communist countries.

That's how is is in allegedly free and democratic countries like USA, GB or India.
The deep state has the control.
No. 27984 Kontra
go back to /pol/

Hide No. 27153 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Hi everyone at /int/! We, some guys from /b/, have set up a radio server for Ernst, it is called Radio Ernstiwan, the name being a pun derived from the popular "Radio Eriwan" (or Radio Yerevan for some). Now anybody can share his music, feelings or thoughts about the industrial output of the Ottoman empire during WW1 with his fellow Ernst brothers.

The address is: http://radio-ernstiwan.tk:8000

For listening just employ your favourite software which is able to play network streams and use the links in the upper right corner when a stream is on (pic 3 related, this is the "server status"-page when a streamer is active, otherwise it's empty). If you wanna start a stream yourself you will need a streaming software. I use "butt" (not kidding), which is a lightweight stream client without much configuration: https://sourceforge.net/projects/butt/. You'll also need an account. For testing purposes I created a test account which everyone may use (IP, Port 8000, mountpoint "stream", Icecast-User source, passwort teststroem), pic 4 related. Later, you'll need a personal account, and since there is no front end for this, you can just send me a mail at ernstiwan at protonmail.ch with the username you'd like to have, I will then generate an account for you. This is also the mail address to contact me outside of EC, in case you feel the need for it.

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I'll be streaming a playlist I put together of random songs. It might be good, it might be bad. The play time is about 45 minutes.
No. 27961
new thread pls.
I keep missing stream announcements.
No. 27966
You didn't miss much, just me trying to organize my music pile into some logical structure.
I was also able to look at my settings more closely and figure out why BUTT only works when the microphone is active. When I was denying access to the microphone, this also blocked access to ALL audio input devices-which of course included Stereo Mix and Microsoft Sound Mapper. So access to the mic has to be on, which is the bad news. The good news is that the computer is a desktop and I don't have to leave one plugged in. That way BUTT will work, and there's no danger of my karaoke accidental ambient noise infecting the stream :DD.
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Hide No. 25053 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Old deda - this not yet.
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>Besides, I like the looks of Lonesome Road dusters more.
b-but the Desert Ranger armour is one of the most iconic sets of armour in any vidya, ever. Also did you know, Arcade's enclave tesla power armour you can get from his quest is not considered power armour and is actually a medium armour.

>I also don't feel very bad about the Brotherhood of Steel, although the wiping out of the Kings was sad.
I usually install a mod that lets me bypass those parts, again probably from nostalgia of playing Fallout 1, 2 and Tactics. The brotherhood aren't very well portrayed in NV and the kings really don't deserve it. House should have you wipe out the boomers instead to be honest.
No. 27300
>Desert Ranger armour is one of the most iconic sets of armour
Never been much into fashion, or "iconic" outfits, or whatnot. I prefer to wear things that I like the look of myself. Everybody and their aunt wears Giant Armor? Don't care, I'm wearing Havel's one. With Giant Leggings, Smough's Gauntlets and Gough's Helm.

>House should have you wipe out the boomers instead to be honest.
Actually, not killing Boomers makes sense from House's point of view. They mostly keep to themselves, they are useful allies with all that heavy ordnance and motherfucking Superfortress, and they may prove quite difficult to destroy. The Kings, on the other hand, live right in the House's model city, they are a nuisance and they cannot do much against upgraded Securitrons.
No. 27326
How on earth are they a nuisance to anyone? This is why I chose the best option: me. Because if there's one thing that became clear to me as I descended the path of jaded cynicism from traveling and getting involved in the wasteland, it is that everybody is fucking incompetent, fascist, or downright psychotically evil and doesn't have a fucking clue how to run things or know how to truly be a benevolent ruler. Each and every last one of them was a shit option so I chose the last actually decent, sensible option and in fact it would've been highly indecent of me to have chose anything else for the Vegas area once I actually had that power and responsibility of doing so, so I chose not to be an irresponsible dickhead and seized the power for my own. As such I can actively choose not to kill anybody except the part of Caesar's legion and various junkies and bandits that is totally unreformable, and in fact what I should have done is taken a decorated NCR general and held him hostage if NCR wouldnt agree to some sort of alliance or truce with me. By then just about everybody had no problem with me.

Except for the Brotherhood. I exterminated them. Fuck that. Can I say I feel sorry for them? No but I probably should. To be honest I didn't even expect it to go like it did I pretty much just went with what came naturally to me which also apparently happened to be exactly what you were supposed to do which is set the self destruct and hack the systems to turn on everyone inside the bunker so they're either too distracted, too pinned down, or too dead to do anything about it as I flee the bunker.

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I "invested" 300 hours in this game and made it a challenge to have a playthrough with the very best output for every community.
And you are right. To do so, you have to install Yes Man, while the second best outcome seems to be Mr. House.

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What do you guys think about my shithole?
No. 27162 Kontra
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>gets called out for making stupid kc tier remarks
>shitposts even more by using all shitty shitposting language you can gather from the dumb dumpster chan

Grow yourself a brain, tinhead.
No. 27171 Kontra
Yeah okay he was right. Stop shitposting.
No. 27184
Fuck off m8
No. 27283
I am interesting in purchasing some oil if you could provide me 200 barrels at a small discount we could be prosperous business partners. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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What are your top 3 to 5 favourite movies of all time?

1) Das Boot
2) Bringing out the dead
3) Master and Commander
4) Pacific Rim
5) Sicario (both 1 and 2)
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I had nowhere else to go, I was homeless at the time and sleeping on his couch
No. 27080
Honestly, I have no idea. I guess I just heard this euphemism in some movie and remembered it because it sounds funny (I imagine the dude's really dead, and the chick jumps on his actual skeleton, like playing hopscotch :-DDDDDD). And it's not that unusual for foreigners to be familiar with some Americanisms, because out of all Anglosphere the American cultural (or at least pop-cultural) influence is the strongest.
No. 27085
>Civ 3

Good taste. Did she get a good look at that useless palace thing the game makes you put together?
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I think I always had that turned off if I remember, I only participated in Palace building in Civ 1 after that it just got stale. The movie was interjected often with the sounds of Battleships laying waste to shit near the coast though.

The sound of nurses being raped and killed, battleships firing onto cities and the quiet sound of Leon never getting laid

Hide No. 14407 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Recently, Kazahstan poster had an interesting idea about thread dedicated not to random pics, but for drawing and paiting and other kind of original content. He sadly not created one, but I think this is neat idea - when you learn how to draw and paint it always awesome to have help and critique, and I think with earnstchan quality of posting we can get very good reasults in help each other mastering our skils.

On op-pic I place my night fast drawing because it only thing I have on my phone right now that replated. Please, share with us your creations and ask questions.
No. 27060 Kontra
Oh, and an interesting variation: instead of "люди за грибами" you can make it "люди, за грибами!". We lose the first part of the "people for the mushrooms, mushrooms for the people", but instead it becomes an imperative sentence meaning "people, let's go pick mushrooms!". Kinda like "workers of the world, unite!".
No. 27061 Kontra
Oh, and an even better translation of "people for the mushrooms, mushrooms for the people" stylistically will be "народ для грибов, грибы для народа".

By the way, threda is on systemkontra.
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Thanks; it's nice to know I pulled off the concept. My original was 600x200(pic 1), but I just remade it at 1200x400(pic 2). Since I had already done the hard work of figuring out a composition, making it a second time was surprisingly easy. This isn't the final version, though, since I'm going the implement the recommended text changes.

Thanks for the help. I'm going to use "народ для грибов, грибы для народа". To change the font I'll switch to a desktop, and then try typing in cyrillic on a western keyboard. It should be interesting.

We'll wait on Kazakhstan to make a new one. He was making an OP pic.
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Here's some drawings I made, even though this is on Systemkontra and there will be a new thread in the morning.
I was going to make some joke about a thin looking Gargomon, but I'm too tired and I feel like my style of drawing will make him look like a dog with silly ears.

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Old kontra, new one responder. Share the daily grind.

It got colder now, it's fine.
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Haiku is supposed to be 5-7-5 syllables.
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Just went to dentist.
He shot some anesthetic.
Not enough frankly.
No. 26966
>Successfully negotiated more hours at work.

What tactics did you use, or was it more a case of kicking the managers door in?

>Is this sense of overwhelming superiority how most people feel all the time?

It's senior management mentality. Your momentum will eventually be crushed when you do something perfectly logical and run into a brick-wall of other peoples egos.

No. 26981
I breddy much just took advantage of the scramble that happens when multiple of our experienced people aren't going to be available (one is very sick, two have quit). I happened to be one of the older employees so when I said "oi how about you extend my hours on days x, y and z and then just bump that opening shift forward?" while they were talking about it. Then it was also a matter of them also deciding that I've been efficient enough at those morning through late-afternoon shifts that they were going to give me more of them, and modified them to the new, longer version with no questions.

Best thing is that being on a wage and not a salary means that I'm making about AU$2200/mo now if the habit sets in and I get to keep these new shifts indefinitely.
t. possible wealthy geezer (but things are expensive here so it's not as much as it seems)

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I've recently bought a 1/3 ounce 24k gold ring and also have 25 ounces of silver coins. If I get a chance in the coming weeks I will try to buy a 1/2 ounce gold coin near spot price. The gold ring is 24k because I was kinda butthurt that when you buy any piece of jewellery it immediately depreciates to its metal content. Since I've bought it 2 days ago, it has increased in value by 2%.

I am not a financially minded person but when I look at the economy and labour situation around me I don't feel confident whatsoever.

There are all sorts of things from the US inversion curve to the manufacturing, shipping and retail indexes all showing significant trouble. It really feels like this thing is waiting to explode.

Also I'm Australian, I don't know why EC always shows me as a britbong.
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Letgo might be worth a try if you want to sell locally. As for determining the value? I don't know anything about that, but if the set isn't worth much as a whole, maybe you could get more selling individual pieces to people who need to complete their old sets. That isn't a fast process, though.
No. 26832
Did you ever read up on the Oneida community? It was a self-organized social utopia before it turned into a silverware company, quite interesting story.
No. 26857
My gold ring ahs increased in value my 8.2% since I bought it

When compared to when I made my OP it has increased by 6%

Feels god man
No. 26862
It is hard to sell silver. Prices are low.