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Are there separate educational institutions that cater to the four different native language groups of Switzerland? Are there separate German schools, French schools and Italian schools? Do German-speaking children learn French and vice versa?
No. 45763 Kontra
It's an interesting question but we really should have a separate random junk thread for random question asking much like the today thread often becomes. That is because this is s much slower board than anything you are used to and so making lots of threads is just going to result in two to three posts over a couple of days. If you'd like next time you have the impulse to make a new question thread just open it as an ask anything or random discussions and questions thread then ask there so we can keep it all centralized
No. 45831 Kontra
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don't make such amount of threads

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Corona Thread #2

Everything related to the virus and it's impacts on whatever goes in here.
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Honestly at this point I gave up on following Covid in the US, because it's a colossal clusterfuck that makes no sense as an outsider.

Bydlo here stopped wearing masks when not in a store or on public transport, judging by the news-footage I saw a couple of days ago about local flower and bread-festivals and such.
The big issue is that on September 1st, lower education will reopen, and by the end of the first week, higher education will too. It'll increase public transport usage by ~40% in the capital.

You can't have the kids sit 1.5 metres from each other like the government recommends, because there's not enough room in most schools for that.
The issue is that if they order education to be digital again, the parents won't stand for it.
(Especially in the lower grades where a disproportionate amount of teaching would fall on them, which they wouldn't be able to handle. At best, the parent is tired, at worst, we'll have a generation of kids who have shaky academic foundations because of corona.)(At least this is what I've found to be the general sentiment while talking about the state of the education during the rona with colleagues.)

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> big issue is that on September 1st, lower education will reopen, and by the end of the first week, higher education will too. It'll increase public transport usage by ~40% in the capital.
Where we're going, we won't need eyes to see

>At best, the parent is tired, at worst, we'll have a generation of kids who have shaky academic foundations because of corona.)
This is really just a bunch of whiny parents exhausted from dealing with their kids who want to put the national health at risk because they'd rather a bloated taxpayer funded babysitter to deal with them. That's literally the actual rationale from the public side, and creating drone's from the system's side.

Obviously I am rooting for and cheering on the possibilities of this thing completely crashing their indoctrination of a whole generation of kids. Maybe it's different in your schools but I can tell you from experience in spite of the noble efforts of a select few educators the entire American public school system is completely worthless for everything except its actual non-stated function as John Taylor Gatto alluded to in his Against School paper and The Underground History of American Education which largely applies to any society that adopted the Prussian model of education particularly around industrialization.

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No. 45720 Kontra
I don't blame anyone for thinking that. Part of stems from how different areas are handling it, so some parts of the country are losing their minds, others are just waiting.
There's a bit of difference between not following regulations and actively fighting them. At work we had to develop isolation procedures for members of the public who don't cover up due to medical or "political" reasons. Part of me thinks that a working vaccine will take ages to be implemented because some bydlo heard that Russia made it first.
I am of the idea that missing a single year of public school courses isn't going to change much for our students. Colleges are a different thing but few people really graduated "on time".
No. 45765
lol where do you work? At least you're not paddling upstream against many of your coworkers.

I personally have a really bad feeling about this coming winter. Thank god I could also source some KN-95s for all that may be worth.

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There are four known species of animals that do not require oxygen for survival. One of these is in the phylum Cnidaria (that also includes complex relatively lifeforms such jellyfish), and the other three belong to the phylum Loricifera. Pic related is the Cnidarian parasitic species Henneguya zschokkei, that infects certain species of salmon.
No. 45705
Honestly this shit is fucking hilarious and also absolutely terrifying when you consider that all life used to be anoxic until the bacterial sheets growing on the planet and under the ocean totally saturated every 02 sink particularly iron until it began building up in the atmosphere and poisoning all of them. This is by far my favorite and most terrifying bit of trivia, because it means that one of the worst mass extinction events in the history of this planet literally happened because a bunch of dumbass bacteria poisoned the atmosphere so badly that it became exterminatus level toxic to exist in at which point they largely sterilized the planet of themselves.

Why is the Great Oxygenation Event so terrifying? Because mankind's arrogance doesn't take into account them being literally as short sighted and stupid as bacteria in totally deforming the planet and terraforming its atmosphere to the point that we end up sterilizing it of ourselves and the bulk of complex life. It'd be especially ironic if we ended up completing a billions of years old brick joke by making the planet too hot for lots of oxygen producing life to exist in, thus precipituously causing a drop in 02 and subsequent collapse of much of the biosphere with only a thinner amount of 02 left in the atmosphere.

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dis_cord_._ gg/SBdYJeV

Psychic Development Guidance
Server for guided awakening/enlightenment.
No. 45637 Kontra
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Just what I was looking for! There is nothing more convincing than a discord for self enlightenment.

tbh I'm curious what crap is offered but I can't be arsed to check it ofc
No. 45642 Kontra
Probably disciples of Ron the Hubbard. Why else post through a proxy?
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Much to learn you have.

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Let's talk about operating systems.

I've used vista, 7, and 10 over the years, and 7 was definitely the best. I didn't mind vista, despite the memes about crashes.
10 is flat nonsense design wise, and there are a number of big problems. Telemetry, forced updates, and text scaling to name a few.
It baffles me that Microsoft can get by with producing complete shit with their money and market share.

I got a used macbook a few years ago when I was in the market for a laptop, and I really do enjoy it. It runs everything I need, it's efficient, and it doesn't look like shit.
If macs weren't so fucking expensive, I would buy one to replace my main machine.

I really do love Linux. You can make it into anything you want. I used it a lot as a teen. But the problem with Linux is a lack of software support.

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No. 45626
There are several phones that work well with lineageOS, if that is an option for you? You could buy one of those OnePlus phones second-hand and put lineage on it. At least that's what several people around me did.

Or do as I do and live without a mobile phone.
No. 45657
Dear Ernst, in my current situation I cannot abandon my rubbish alcatel without incurring penalties in regards to employment opportunities or government services I'm currently collecting.
Otherwise in the past I've lived without one, and my plans have been to purchase an old ipod classic, install rockbox on it and find a way to assemble a new music collecting without the built in spying assemblies racking up information on where I go, what I consume, who I call, etc.
This phone is a substandard mp3 player that skips at times, which I align it to Google play and other apps causing a build up of undeleted files somewhere in a directory I can't access unless I had root.
Regards, a former phoneless human.
No. 45665
I just bought a burner for no other reason than to register accounts and such. I'd rather just have a parellel identity at this point. It probably wouldn't be hard. In this country the main thing stopping you is a social and my ubderstanding is some people managed for years to use SS numbers of dead people though theyre usually caught. I think it's bullshit one girl finished her college degree with honors and then had it all yanked from here for using an assumed identity. It wasn't like she didn't legitimately do all the work.
No. 45674
Hey, I do have an old iPod 5th generation (from 2006) that I've been using for 14 years now. The rockbox-install on it must be at least 10 years old now as well, but I did do an update a few years ago to enable Opus playback, so I can't really check the exact date of first install. It's got 30gig of space, the battery is still the original and it's still able to play for about 120 minutes or ~3 albums, which is enough for my daily use.
I had to replace the TRS jack last year, but that was rather simple with the right tools.

I'm semi proud to say that it still, after all these years, is free of scratches (at least on the front side).

So yes, do get one, I can warmly recommend it.

Fun fact: People sometimes ask me where I got a tiny phone like that and when I tell them I don't have a phone and that this is just an old ipod, they go "Oh.... OHHH!! I forgot all about them, you don't see them anymore". Like it was 30 years ago that mp3 players were a thing.

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Bêafrîka, mbeso tî âBantu
Kîri mo gbû gîgî tî mo-mvenî
Mo bâa pâsi na gbe tî âzo kûê
Me fadësô, mo ke na kürü gô
Mo sö benda, mo bûngbi kûê ôko
Na kusâra ngâ na nëngö-terê
Tî tö ndâ tî finî dutï tî ë sô
E mä gbegô tî âkötarä tî ë

E gbû kua nzönî na nëngö-terê
E kpë ndiä nzönî na mängö-terê
E kinda wasïöbê, ë tomba pâsi
E yâa bandêra tî ködrö tî ë!
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>Sango is considered unusually easy to learn; according to Samarin, "with application a student ought to be able to speak the language in about three months."
>According to the creolization hypothesis, Sango is exceptional in that it is an African- rather than European-based creole.[6] Although French has contributed numerous loanwords, Sango's structure is wholly African.[6]
Are you a bad enough dude to learn Sango? It'll only take you three months and now I really wonder what OP posted.
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>I really wonder what OP posted.
Yeah, me to.....found it:

>"La Renaissance" is the national anthem of the Central African Republic

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O Zentralafrikanesch Republik, O Geschir vum Bantu!
Huelt Äert Recht zréck ze respektéieren, op d'Liewen!
Laang ënnergeuerdnet, laang gebierteg vun allen,
Awer vun dësem Dag briechen Tyrannei.
An der Aarbecht, Uerdnung an Dignitéit,
Dir kritt Äert Recht erëm, Är Eenheet,
An dëse neien Schrëtt ze huelen
Vun eisen Vorfahren rifft eis d'Stëmm.

Op der Aarbecht an Uerdnung an Dignitéit,
Am Respekt vum Gesetz an der Eenheet,
Misär an Tyrannei ofbriechen
Halen de Fändel vum Fatherland op.
No. 45655
>Long subjugated, long scorned by all,
>But, from today, breaking tyranny's hold.
>Through work, order and dignity
>You reconquer your rights, your unity,
>And to take this new step
>The voice of our ancestors call us.
Really not a bad anthem, impressed.

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Hello, frens! It's time for another issue of the fable Kohlzine. This one, like we all expected, has a very distinct apocalyptic and viral flavour.
We have uncovered another sura from the depths of a Mossad secret base on Kiev, Bernds wonder how would affect this epidemic to various strata of out society, typical shitposts and confessions and a review of a (let's hope not) prophetic game in these end-times times.

For any doubts or if you want to see the previous issues go to https://kohlzine.neocities.org/
You can also fine information on the last page of this edition.
We hope you have fun with it.

You may enjoy it, Ernsts. Maybe even contribute one day? We aim at having contributors from all over the KC diaspora.
No. 45500 Kontra
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>initials are KZ

also like
A bit of adaption in the notes from the editors wouldn't hurt.
No. 45501
Fuck, forgot that.
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Thanks "bernd", I'll be sure to share it with my twitter followers.
No. 45508
Very supportive of you! Which part did you like most?

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Well I guess no one else is doing it so who feels like a webm threda?
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It was very degradi^w^w sexy until they started punching each other :(

peace, women
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Shittiest webm thread ever
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Fantastic contribution
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Sadly, the nunchuck tricks in that first vid aren't real.

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Is ball lightning real? If so, why is there only one convincing video of the phenomenon on the internet?

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If you don't want to download 7 nearly identical pics, these last ones are the best.
No. 45397 Kontra
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Sorry, I probably should have made these for my first post, since the individual pics don't reveal very much. Here they are again, stacked as both an mp4(decent quality) and a gif(meh).
No. 45417
You're from Florida? My sincere condolences. That state's only good offerings to the world were Florida's Natural and Death Metal.

Florida, an oozing herpes sore of a shit-swamp whose atmosphere tastes of roachspray, juts out into the Atlantic where an endlessly looping Möbius strip mall stretches on between all the sun-murdered stucco rooftops, inhabited by dying geriatrics on painkillers and retarded gangstas who rob said geriatrics of their painkillers. Why is everyone in pain? Because they live in Florida.

Florida suffers the same transient cultural vacuum as Southern California because nearly everyone of its current residents was born somewhere else and then embarked on the ill-informed decision to flee there only to live an idle existence of petty crime and eating each other's faces. Thoroughly rootless, soulless and without taste.
No. 45423
I really don't care what you say RAC I still wish I lived in California instead, either around a nice hopefully non-flaming redwood forest in a cabin up north or bumming around the south if I actually had the money to live in a place like Santa Monica. I fucking loved California. The only exceptions are San Francisco which I genuinely believe is literally inhabited by either a WoD Earthbound tier demon or the devil himself, and West Hollywood, which is basically said demon's more flamboyant and shallow little brother. Yeah. I really wasn't digging West Hollywood so much. I'd not want to deal with that place even if I were rich and famous. I liked other parts of LA a lot though.

But as for Florida you are correct. It's something more like a cross between a death world and a witchworld, just on the edge of the warp enough to be fucked up but still contain outlines that are recognizably human from a distance in the fog. It does not surprise me whatsoever that Florida is our new hotzone and it's gradually increasing my worry with the number of Florida plates I inexplicably encounter.

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Since a few of us here are seriously interested in religion, let us have a discussion for all things related to faith, theology, spirituality, metaphysics, et cetera. Virtually everything within the purview of faith is welcome in this thread. Absolutely no restrictions on any particular belief system. Cults are as welcome as major religion so long as they have serious, substantial beliefs. Agnostics, atheists, secularists and the non-religious are welcome, but keep your inquiries and arguments in good faith.
No. 45223
I find it interesting that imageboards tend to attract the outcasts and dissidents of their societies, so much reliably so, that you can pretty much tell what their society is generally like by imagining the opposite of it. I'd infer from this that Canadians are above average valuing intelligence and politeness, possibly even prudish, and that America is a more racially diverse/tolerant society as is Germany, and that Turkey is filled with Islamic bydlo as is Kazakhstan to an extent. I'll never forget that one Kazakh who ranted on and on about "Islam is such. SHIT. you wouldn't believe" some years back. Probably around like 2015 or something.

Your problem, sir, is in a fundamental misunderstanding of reality: bydlo gonna bydlo. There is no solution or cure to this, except that you at least find a way to temper their behavior from being shit throwing retarded apes. Every ideology has some intellectual of some sort, just as it has its fundamentally retarded ideologues. It would be far easier for me to engage somebody who's a sincere intellectual even if it's an ideology I hate, than it likely would be for me to routinely deal with bydlo who agree with me.
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What I find exceedingly interesting about the Christian God is that has personality traits. All this love stuff from him is kinda absolute. We've been warned that his wrath is very powerful too, but in general this is something that I find curious. Curious and pic if you think too much about it I guess.

Pic? What does happen if you meet God face to face when you are alive IMHO. Exodus something, KJV.

t. Christian
No. 45275
Honestly I think that aspect is kind of a bunch of bullshit that is directly the result of this really peculiar European mindset that I just don't get. The Judaic interpretation true has just as much of the personality stuff, but God is truly seen as being much more ineffable and mysterious, and even His angels are basically Chtulhu. I relate much more to a lot of the Judaic aspects of the religion, and find truth in the fact God is just as much seen some sort of eldritch abomination from beyond time even moreso than an ant could not possibly hope to perceive any of us in full on even a physical level, let alone comprehend why I am getting annoyed with it or feeding it to a spider, which I deeply, regret, shame, not sure right word. But I've tired of the ants and responded in not even wrath but frustrated coldness and killed probably a hundred of them and it's gnawed at my sanity I hate killing them but it's beginning to be a paranoia they'll end up shorting out electrical equipment somewhere, like a human having no idea behind the reason committing sorcery is pissing God off.

So in that case I guess I do find it kind of relateable but only insofar as it's more of a Hindu or Mahayana Buddhist conceptualization of God also choosing a physical avatar like Christ. Frankly there's things about Catholicism which very much remind me of that taint of our collective pagan idolatry background, like the praying to Saints and pseudo-idopatry of them or pseudo-deification of the Pope. It ultimately strikes me as way too human and way too reminiscent of what happens when someone with a psychopathic personality disorder warps the perception of reality of those around them only to found a dynasty with some complete lies to enforce it and control behavior while hundreds of years later people are still trying to make excuses for psychopaths and trying to rationalize why theyre doing those inexplicably viciously sadistic and violent things. So it is also clear to me why fedoras gonna fedora.

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I'd like to answer something sensible to your nice comment but I'm too tired, let's see if another day...