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Hide No. 40784 Systemkontra [Reply]
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First with a ref to John Ford because I did not like very much this picture I saw right now. Problem is that is too feminine in the bad sense, the film. It's very nice if you like paintings, but you know, cinema is something else.

The rest of pictures are in my collection of cinema-tv pics but I don't have the slightest idea of which film do they come from.
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"Ford was highly intelligent, erudite, sensitive and sentimental, but to protect himself in the cutthroat atmosphere of Hollywood he cultivated the image of a "tough, two-fisted, hard-drinking Irish sonofabitch".[71] One famous event, witnessed by Ford's friend actor Frank Baker, strikingly illustrates the tension between the public persona and the private man. During the Depression, Ford—by then a very wealthy man—was accosted outside his office by a former Universal actor who was destitute and needed $200 for an operation for his wife. As the man related his misfortunes, Ford appeared to become enraged and then, to the horror of onlookers, he launched himself at the man, knocked him to the floor and shouted "How dare you come here like this? Who do think you are to talk to me this way?" before storming out of the room. However, as the shaken old man left the building, Frank Baker saw Ford's business manager Fred Totman meet him at the door, where he handed the man a cheque for $1,000 and instructed Ford's chauffeur to drive him home. There, an ambulance was waiting to take the man's wife to the hospital where a specialist, flown in from San Francisco at Ford's expense, performed the operation. Sometime later, Ford purchased a house for the couple and pensioned them for life. When Baker related the story to Francis Ford, he declared it the key to his brother's personality: "
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No. 47624
>>47621
did you like the comic? I loved Russian memes so I made that homage. Old KC, you know.
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No. 47626
>>47624
It's okay, but it's a bit weird seeing Ivan being an office worker, not a dyachok. A lot of humor in the Ivaaaaan comics was derived from Ivan working in a church, that is, being a part of one of the most archaic establishments in Russia and letting his overactive, pop-culture saturated imagination make him see whatever he does from a modern perspective.
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Possum (2018)

surreal horror movie from the UK
highly recommended
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>>47626
Thank you very much for the insight. Being from Western Europe I figure I didn't have the guts to make a full adaptation so I changed the placement.

Hide No. 47573 [Reply]
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How do I become better at listening? I find that I can't really think and listen simultaneously

t. Might be a literal retard
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No. 47574
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>>47573
>How do I become better at listening?
Short answer: practice.
Really, conversation is a skill that needs to be learned like any other. If, while you're improving, you need to choose between listening and thinking, then always listen first. There isn't always a need to respond immediately during conversation. The content of your words should matter more than the speed by which they were delivered. If a brief pause will allow you to better consider what has been said, then by all means pause. If you need more time, and the silence may be uncomfortably long, simply acknowledge that you're absorbing the new information. If nothing else, that will demonstrate that you care enough about the speaker to consider their words before replying. Caring about the other party, about their thoughts and perspective, is the real key to being a good listener.
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No. 47575
Ritalin
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No. 47580
I look away and blank my visual field usually. Any visual stimulus is distracting. That includes looking in the eye, watching their mouth, watching hands etc. People routinely do stupid shit like they'll be looking at one object and asking for something in a totally different place so I because I was tracking eye movement grab the wrong thing. Lot of people are put off by not making eye contact etc so just take quick moments to look them in the eye before going back to processing whatever they're saying.

I basically don't process audio information well. There's about a 1-2 second delay in translating spoken words to thoughts and visual data I can process. I've never discoverred why this is but I've got a splitting headache right jow.

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Why didn't we have this one yet?
Well, post what you're cooking/eating, discuss food and its culture in general and we may talk about diets as well if you want to.

I'm not a big cook myself but once in a blue moon I like to do it if the process is not too hard or needs too much time. I think the last time I actually cooked something was a south-western inspired casserole, it was extremely fatty because of the massive amount of molten cheese and I felt bad after eating it.
Today I found some older frozen asian vegetables in my freezer and cooked them together with some frozen sugar bean pods and some curry powder, I never thought cooked vegetables without any meat or carbs could taste so well.
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No. 46887
>>46884
Man it must've been ten years since I made sushi. It's something I've been meaning to do again but well I am lazy and have so many other things going on I've not got the energy for after work. Well that plus the pandemic means I'm not going out on very specific errands like getting the stuff to make that. I'm probably going to order pizza or something the first time since the pandemic started at some point. I'm definitely eating a lot less healthy food too because nothing except onions and carrots stays good for a couple weeks at a time.
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No. 47023
>>46884
Do you have a how to guide available?

>You don't even need one of those dedicated sushi rolling mats for the kimbap, just be careful and use your hands.

Especially for this, every guide I look into says I need one
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No. 47052
>>47023
This is the only guide I followed:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXOYTnCc9aY&feature=emb_title
And I just followed the general technique, not the specific recipe.

Lacking a sushi rolling mat, I just put the nori on a layer of paper towels. I held the fillings in place with my fingers, and rolled up the nori with my thumbs. Once you have the filling rolled up, you can be less careful and use your full hands to roll it up the rest of the way.

TBH, I found it much easier than using a sushi mat, and it's much better if you're using any potentially messy fillings (like avocado, or something with mayo or sauce in it), because there's no fancy bamboo mat to clean afterwards.
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So I went to my SEA import store and bought spices and peppers. The thin green chili and some I never noticed before with a lampion shape, it pretty muched looked like pic related in the store's box as well. So at the check out I notice that one of the chilis went as cayenne peppers and I thought it would be the lampions but there weren't, long story short, they seem to be scotch bonnets after I made some research. Now it is said they are one of the hottest. But I could touch them, cut them without gloves, they were indeed hot, more so around the seeds a tiny amount was enough to make a stronger hot burn, but nothing I could not handle. I cut a 1/5 from the top around the seeds (not the seeds though) and put it in a salad marinade yesterday, the hotness was good but not so strong I hardly could bear it, lets say quite proper for what little amount was on my tongue with a bite. Are these Scotch bonnets? Is there a lighter version or is it a different chili after all? Would I feel the normal heat once I cut a full into a curry e.g.? I put it in melted butter together with lemon juice to put on my ravioli, don't think lemon juice counters heat.

I eat hot sometimes, occasionaly have hot sauce on my eggs or whatever, but only a few drops for a cooked egg for instance, so I estimate by tolerance not very high, higher than average perhaps but I'm not sure if that is an illusion.

Hide No. 41286 Systemkontra [Reply]
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made this threada before >>28434

Search my HDD, I have something like 50,000 to 70,000 named files in my imageboards folders I've been filling up for over 15 years

Post a WORD or TWO WORDS and I'll post the first results
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>>47552
>Vacation
I searched this and Holiday because I would not normally use the word vacation
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No. 47576
>>47556
>I searched this and Holiday because I would not normally use the word vacation
Thanks. That's just another one of the small differences between American English and the rest of the world.

I don't know if this post will Systemkontra the thread, but let's search for:

English.
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>>47576
>English
43 hits
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No. 47636
>>47577
>Nighy

Bill Nighy has probably sired half of the new Nighy's in this country. I'd have liked to see the counts associated with these names as well, it seems odd that a surname like 'Chips' could decline by 97% - even if it's a silly name, people tend to hang onto surnames.

Hide No. 6267 [Reply]
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There is a thread asking about German grammar, but why not make a languages general?

Why aren't you learning a language in your free time? Go for it, it's a good use of time. In a couple of years, you'll have an interesting skill.

I'm currently learning Russian, it's a horrible language crafted by Satan himself. Cyrillic is bad, but cursive cyrillic is just sadistic, it is no wonder that so many people resisted attempts at Russification.

https://www.livelingua.com/course/fsi/Russian_FAST_Course

Here is a link if anyone wants to suffer alongside me with Russian.

C'mon Ernst, learn a language!
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For the record, the FAST course really sucks.
I'm now using Beginner's Russian with Interactive Online Workbook by Anna S. Kudyma and Olga Kagan and it's far more functional, even if it isn't free.
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No. 47317
>>47170
Looks great. I've been thinking about getting one of those books[1] for quite some time now but having access to online resources is definitively a great props for learning

[1] https://www.tochkaru-book.com/
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No. 47439
>>47165
>Thank you for the Persian resources
np
I've found a surprising amount of decent materials for learning Persian. Much more than I expected. If I cared to devote the time to it, I don't think I would have a problem reaching fluency of understanding, even without finding a conversation partners.

On top of the torrent, there are a few decent and expansive online dictionaries (this is the best IMO https://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/hayyim/), a site that takes a Persian short story and presents it with vowels and mouse-over translation (https://www.lib.washington.edu/static/public/neareast/yekruz/ - ignore the broken formatting and the warning about not using internet explorer, it works fine when you go to an individual section), and a website that lets you stream a ton of Iranian TV shows in their entirety for free (forgot the name and can't find the link ATM, but I can get it if you're interested).
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No. 47539 Kontra
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>>14466
>I'm learning French, Korean, and Chinese

No other languages?

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What operas do you like?
Favorite composers and/or librettists?
Favorite singers?
Do you ever visit the opera?

Personally I'm just starting to reach out into this territory, having been hooked mostly by the music of Wagner and his librettos but also by the german Lied. Never been to the opera myself yet but I'm currently looking for a worthwhile (classical, not post-modern deconstructionist filth) staging I can visit this year and meanwhile satisfying myself with recordings and reading librettos.
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I've only been a few times, and mostly because I could get in for free as a student or due to my current part-time job at the theatre. Nonetheless I feel impelled to share my unqualified opinions.
My absolute favorite was Macbeth by Verdi, I don't remember the sound that well, but the staging was really memorable, very surreal with colored lighting, monumental set pieces and good costumes. All the other ones I've seen the stage design and the costumes were pretty average/bad. In fact they seem to recycle most of the costumes from various different pieces without too much regard and put it off as creative freedom or whatever. I don't mind it that much but it's just kind of sad.
Recently I've seen Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov (based on a play by Pushkin) which was pretty good (again if you didn't pay too much attention to the stage design, and to the accents, and to the bad subtitles). They even made a trailer for it, see for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRvQG6CzrV4
Though I'm afraid that either something is wrong with my ears or the acoustics aren't all that great in the theatre I've watched it at. Then again I didn't exactly have the best seat of course. And it really matters where you sit so if you're actually paying for your ticket you need to really make sure it's a good adaptation else it might not be worth the money.
Also I've seen half of Der Ring an einem Abend which is a shortened version of Wagner's Ring cycle with intermittent commentary written by Loriot which is performed by a speaker. It wasn't as cringe as I expected it to be, but I didn't really enjoy it either. Maybe I just don't like Wagner that much, it's a bit too pompous, too many crashing cymbals. Though I did enjoy the Parsifal movie adaptation by Syberberg, but it's also a visual feast. What's the appeal of Wagner to you?

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No. 36206
The only opera that really resonates with me is Fidelio, and then just one or two arias. Musically, I like Mozart's operas, and a few pieces I'vd heard from 18th century French opera.

Wagner is to me the stereotype of opera in the worst way possible. Underwhelming Romantic-era music and lofty overblown national-cultural myths. IMO the 19th century was in many ways the cultural and intellectual lowpoint of the European elite, and the only post-napoleonic opera I really like and admire is Carmen. My nigga Nietzsche have similar tastes in this respect.
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As I don't want to post it in the Today thread, maybe we can talk ITT about theatre as well? In any case, I'm gonna hijack this for my impressions of the "Ice Trilogy" play I've seen on Saturday. Spoiler because it's a rambling wall of text.

It was really ambitious, just the sort of post-modern maximalism I enjoy. On stage the actors were followed and filmed with a handheld camera and the feed projected onto a half-translucent screen covering the stage, there was another LCD screen with additional pre-recorded clips playing from time to time, and an artist with a tablet whose drawings were projected onto the stage, also really banging sound effects and a pretty catchy live sung theme song.
Of course not all of that at the same time, it was split into 6 episodes with different settings & themes, quite a rollercoaster ride covering just about anything from violent murders, mad soliloquys, pure slapstick & plenty of fourth wall breaks, somber philosophical voiceover recitals, bizarre infomercial-stlye interludes and so on until it all dissolved into light. Also quite impressive how it were only 7 or so actors each of whom probably played about a dozen different roles througout.

Just to sum up the plot briefly, it's about a sect of chosen people with blonde hair and blue eyes, who are awakened by being hit on their chest with a hammer made from Tunguskan meteorite ice. Whoever dies in the process is not part of the chosen 23.000, but merely a "flesh machine". As soon as all 23.000 are awakened, all the brothers and sisters will turn back into their original form of light and the world will end. The story then follows a few recurring and many side characters throughout the 20th century, mainly in Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany.

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Just went to see Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District by Shostakovich, probably the best opera I've seen so far mb it helped that I was a bit drunk.
The music was really exciting, almost more pompous than Wagner at times, also the acoustics in this theatre were really good, just the right amount of loudness. The story is quite base and the adaptation was basically pornographic at times, almost made me wish I had some opera glasses to play the voyeur tbh but that didn't subtract from the overall experience too much. The costumes and set were nothing to write home about for the most part, but I feel like that's just how it is with these seasonal perforamances. Singing was great tho, especially the bass of the father merchant character, also I love how the overtitles are always end up sounding so awkward, makes for some good laughs at times.

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I have a question: "Wann ist der Unterricht aus?"
Can I answer like this: "Der Unterricht ist um 10 Uhr aus."?
Thank you for your answers!
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No. 46873
>>46868
Ah, now I'm getting your point.
Not sure if I have a satisfactory answer, but apparently "ein paar" is classified as an indefinite numeral, and as such it is not inflected.
Other examples of that group are "ein bisschen", "ein wenig", genug, viel, wenig.

Notice that viel ("much") can be used non-inflected for non-countable things, but viele ("many") is inflected for countable things. Same goes for wenig vs. wenige.
With a definite article, wenig and viel become inflected even with non-countable things: wenig Regen, der wenige Regen. As mentioned, "wenig" is an indefinite numeral, but in "der wenige Regen" it becomes an adjective. Different grammatical role, different grammatical rules.
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>>46873
Thank you!
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No. 47399
Sentence: "Ich habe mich bei ihm über meinen Nachbarn beschwert."
Why I can't say something like "Ich habe bei ihm über meinen Nachbarn beschwert"? What the purpose have word "mich" in the first sentence?
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No. 47400 Kontra
>>47399
might have to something with the infinitive form of the verb "sich beschweren", the sich also is relevant for the mich so to speak, but yeah not agood answer afterall.

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So,now that the dust has settled, which ideas of Marx have stood the test of time proving him right?

Is it even possible to have a conversation about marx without political shitflinging?

I'm too dumb to give articulate thoughts to this but I'd be interested in hearing what you super smart dudes on ernst think

Regards,
Avi
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No. 46606
>>45792
B-but only the good capitalists are winning, that need this power only for the moment to lead us to the golden age, right?
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No. 47199 Kontra
>>46212
>What would happen if you went back in time and tried to save the USSR from Stalin by warning Lenin and Leonid Trotsky and bringing with you some sample of future tech as proofs?
The Soviet Union would lose WWII unless you substitute the increase of industrialisation and productive forces undertaken during the rule of Stalin with said future techs in this scenario.

>We all know that Stalin was evil.
Evil is usually not a good category for marxists or hegelians or scientist or historians to look at things.
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I've read about a 1/4 now. Good book giving an overview over Marx, his trajectory and context. I'm keen to read the second part on Marxism, still have half of the first pat to read, which is on Marx and his most important works + his life trajectory mixed in some extra chapters

This books seems good to get an general overview over both Marx and Marxism which is not the same.

Hide No. 45898 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Adventure time!
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Today I discovered that my cell provider deducted about 4 dollars for the subscription I never, being aware, subscribed. First I contacted call center, they said like they can't return the money because "the service was provided correctly", so I said I'm writing an official complaint. So I had to walk to the cell provider office and then they accepted my complaint. Waiting 30 days, as required by law.
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No. 47331
>>47330
Well, they always do sneaky stuff like that, but at least they have now apps for smartphones where you can monitor and turn off all this stuff.
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No. 47351
>>47331
It's a side phone number, I check its balance occasionally. I suspected some wrong things happening, but never got into deeply.
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No. 47371
>>47351
They tried to scam you. It's only fair you try to devise as many additional layers of ways to create more work particularly paperwork for them in retaliation and be sure to find some way yiu create more work for actual management. Trash talk the company loudly and start petitions to get people to switch service. There are many ways to be spiteful in this life.

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Is Ernst into Watches?
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No. 43892
Yeah, but all the ones I like are much too expensive, also I can't stand having a wristband anymore, so the only actual watch I own is a pocketwatch I got from my mom for christmas some years ago, but I never wear it because my pockets are already full and I rarely wear suits (and never vests).
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No. 45892
>>37796
That Timex looks surprisingly nice.
How sturdy is the build quality and how much did you pay for it?

t. interested
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No. 45893
>>45892
It's a great and robust watch. The movement isn't the best in the world but it's good enough for the price range the watch is in.

I think i paid around 250€ but there's also a cheaper quartz version of the series.

I still like it a lot and would buy it again.
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I'm considering getting a watch for the first time since almost 10 years currently, more for drip related reasons than the actual looking at the time function obviously.

So since I found out about the based strikes at the French LIP factory in the 1970ies (for the interested: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LIP_(company)#1973:_beginning_of_the_strike_and_demonstrations ) a while back I decided to look at what they offer today (which has got nothing to do with the strikes and worker self managment obviously, but anyway).

So what do you guys think about these two models?

The first one even got some history:
>Fred Lip returns to Europe convinced of the future of electric watches. The prototype of the world's first electric wristwatch was presented in 1952 at the Paris Academy of Sciences. This innovation represents "a masterpiece of timing and quality". The watch equipped with the revolutionary R27 movement was launched in 1958. Fred Lip is proud to offer this watch to General de Gaulle and then to General Eisenhower.
Personally I'd like a mixture of both - the GDG being a bit too minimalistic and the Marinier being a bit too packed when it comes to thickness of the clock-face, but well: can't have everything, I suppose.

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