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News thread here.

Post articles, opinions and your personal Two Minutes Hate here.
No. 56142 Kontra
>And if shareholders use corporation for something except extracting profit, what will happen?

What would they use them for?
You usually buy shares to get return. Nobody buys shares if there is not a chance on return. Some are more risky than others. Shares are sold with the promise of future returns which means a corporation has to make profit, otherwise your shares don't yield anything and you wasted money/investments
No. 56144
These two are fair conclusions, that the state has a general interest in expanding its influence over popular opinion via the control of information and that the state has a self preservation instinct. Sometimes, some state's actions fly counter to both these concepts, but as a general rule - yes.
However, it doesn't mean that these actions naturally lead to a better chance of survival. Plenty of states have, with the desire to ensure their survivability, all but ensured their collapse. It isn't clear that these actions will ensure a greater robustness in facing foreign or internal threats.
No. 56150
Ah, same demagogue. Like "You say state is a good and necessary thing? Then you must be in favor of Pol Pot!"
Anyway, on your question Russia is where bears and oligarchs =D. Owner of company I'm working in has contributed a lot to education and science. Meanwhile many of huge yacht's and mansion's owners are employed government workers, modest proletarians like you and me.
No. 56151
>Owner of company I'm working in has contributed a lot to education and science
Good for him, so did Bill Gates. Both need to step down none the less, because they as private persons should not hold this power to decide what kind of money goes into education and science.

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Did any Ernst here successfully stopped with porn and with capping (for the most part, doesn't need to be not rapping at all, just a more normal level)?

Please tell me your secrets. I basically can't go to sleep without doing it anymore.
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I was first exposed to porn in my early teens, it turned into a heavy addiction when I left home around 19. Now, at 28, I am free from porn addiction for around 6 months and have no desire to start with it again.

For me, the process of quitting involved three aspects:
-Years of shame, disgust and disappointment in myself (should be pretty easy for you)
-A longer period (around a year I guess?) of trying to limit porn, using it only once a week or so with the inevitable relapses
-Reading this site/book: https://easypeasymethod.org/

After reading the book (you have to start in the beginning and work yourself through to the very end), I lost the desire to use pornography again. I combined that with some of the methods mentioned throughout the book (affirmations etc.) over the next few weeks. Afterwards, the only thing I masturbated to were my own thoughts and memories. I really recommend you read this book and follow its advice - it is very actionable and will do great things for you if let it.

Best of luck to you Ernst. You are going to make it.
No. 56088
I fap to completion without porn now.
It's still not that easy to avoid watching it before, and it really is everwhere on the net.

No. 56148
Thanks for sharing that book, got curious and ended up reading it. I suppose I'm what it refers to as a casual user & the main palpable negative effect I feel is that it dampens my desire to look for real romantic relationships - but I suppose that should be enough by itself. I can't say I fully agree with everything written, but it did strengthen my resolve to quit porn.
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I dont know where to put this and I guess history thread is on systemkontra
Video is about Russia getting smaller. But my question is, do you think Russia's collapse in early 90s would not have happened if they didn't lose a massive amount of their population? Do you think it was ultimately generational population shocks that killed USSR?
No. 56126
I fooled you a bit with the military stats. In Switzerland every civilian could potentially grade the military while doing their mandatory service. And I’m the 80s, when you wanted to have a carrier of power, you graded during your service. There’s still a fifth of military graded parliamentaries and we are far from being a military Junte.
And Switzerland unironically is the most democratic nation on earth simply due to the citizens right to vote for any the government tries to pass if they gather 50’000 signatures. only 2/3 of our population has citizenship though This right is unique in the world and I take my citizen’s responsibilities seriously.
No. 56133
>real democratziyah has been finally achieved
> only 2/3 of our population has citizenship though
Please see and refer to points in above post
No. 56135 Kontra
Best democratic system on earth doesn’t mean real democracy
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Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century

Just wanna plug this book real quick, it seems like a great primer on recent Chinese history. It covers the last two centuries starting with the Opium Wars and the fall of the Qing Empire through the rise of Chinese Nationalism & Maoism up until China's recent "opening and reform". Each chapter focuses on the biography of an important political figure and/or thinker and puts it into context of broader historical developments (e.g. the seemingly inescapable spectre of Confucianism).
I've read little other stuff on the topic, but the author's commentary seems fairly balanced, and it's a real pageturner with many interesting anecdotes though sometimes the style did get a bit too colloquial for my taste.
Regardless it's exactly what I've been looking for, gives some good perspective to view the recently increased media coverage of China without getting bogged down in ancient history (for now). I've picked up the recommendation from https://scholars-stage.org/making-sense-of-chinese-history-a-reading-list/ and already looking forward to checking out some of the other books.

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I created a video game.

6APM An experimental real-time strategy game: you are limited to exactly 6 Actions Per Minute (APM).

Did you ever have the feeling that RTS games like Command & Conquer, Starcraft or Company of Heroes are somehow stressful? There are always useful orders to give, but trying to perform 200 APM just isn't relaxing anymore.

We'll, I had this feeling, that's why I developed this game. It's a quite normal RTS game with units shooting at each other, control points, bases to spawn units. However, you are only allowed to give a move order (to an existing or new spawned unit) every 10 seconds, resulting in exactly 6 APM. Not the quickness of the commander is decisive, but good decisions – the game gives you enough time to analyse the situation and plan your next move.

Download Game:
No. 54864
The idea of limiting APM in RTS is really great.
Hope you'll make your game multi-platform, then I'll try it.
No. 56083
How does one go about producing their own indiegames? Which game engines and programs do you guys use or which ones could be used besides like Unity and Unreal?
No. 56089
For shooters you could try GZDoom. It started as a Doom sourceport, but at this point it's basically an indie game engine.
There have been a few commercial releases based on it, such as Hedon, Brutal Fate (upcoming), Selaco and for example the total conversion TOTAL CHAOS (though that one is free) that show what can be done even with that 2.5D stuff.
The good thing is you don't necessarily need 3D skills depending on what you're doing.
The bad thing is if you don't, you need 2D spriting skills.
Also, GZDoom has a really shitty netcode, so if you plan on doing anything multiplayer focused, you will have a bad time. It's really time for Zandronum to upgrade.
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And space etc. Old one died.
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I love radiation
No. 56134
To this day I actually wonder if we sometime several years ago got hit by an especially strong gamma ray burst from somewhere which wasn't devastating and was still distant but just stronger enough to deplete the ozone or something. I distinctly remember how the feeling of the sun on my skin was strange and alien a few years ago, which my mother agreed with me that it felt like needles and pinpricks rather than just being warmth. This strange stinging sensation I had from the sun was like 2015 to 2017 era iirc and lasted for like two years with just under 10 minutes in the sun if not considerably less felt like nettles. I had no exposure to phytotoxins best as I'm aware nor others with whom I spoke.

I wonder, did any of you also experience that sometime like maybe 5 years ago where the sun strangely felt harsh like needles with very brief exposure? I had no burns or reddening either.

Also onto the atmosphere I have concluded due either to tidal forces or earth's rotation or somesuch, the atmosphere must physically be allocated higher in bulges over the equator and lower in the northern hemisphere the further you go towards the poles. Russian skies always hang strangely too low to me. However big they say their skies are, clearly they are too low. I have actually experienced this too in places like New Hampshire where the sky feels much closer whereas in Texas and Los Angeles it feels very big, like the sky itself must be further up. My conclusion is these extensions are real, and that surely Brazil must have very big tall fat skies down there, as surely the beautiful big clean air on Costa Rica must be. I have never been to Mexico but I can only presume their skies are huge, while Norwegians and Swedes must make do with very low and thin skies.
No. 56139
You haven't answered a single one of my questions.
Also, you haven't mentioned how you would solve the breathing problem. Spiders belong to the tracheata and as such their size is directly proportional to the oxygen pressure of their environment. To have only dog-sized spiders you'd need to up that. I wouldn't want to live in a space coffin with highly combustible air.
No. 56143
>I wonder, did any of you also experience that sometime like maybe 5 years ago where the sun strangely felt harsh like needles with very brief exposure?
Frankly, no.

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I open the new one, because I have nothing else to contribute rn.
No. 56121
Fucking ebay. My hate for ebay is now rather intense. In addition to getting scammed by a Chinese with post box registered in USA for "USA shipping" I won a second thing I never even wanted, had to resell it for lower value because their faggoty sell limit doesn't account for people that never paid and having to relist, waste a month and half of my time as it lowers in value, only finally to discover 12.5 fucking percent fee they take out. EBAY DOESN'T EVEN HAVE FUCKING CUSTOMER SERVICE. I literally would've made a ton more money even selling at a loss had I stuck to craigslist and now on top of all that I'm going to have to claim the sale in my tax returns.

I'm never again selling a goddamn thing through that Bezos level site.

Oh well. At least I have the satisfaction of knowing I once had a delinquent credit line with them that went past the statute of limitations so I still ended up stiffing them for more than they stiffed me in the end.
No. 56124
It gets tiresome not knowing when to shut up.
I want to manage to be be seen as normal and functioning social person at least once to prove to me I’m able but I can’t to do it.
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Was cycling on weekend and saw a lot of cops patrolling everywhere -- in parks and even near school soccer field (some on horses :---DDD). I think it's because of 3-rd coronavirus wave, and they were supposed to enforce masks and social distancing. But it's hard to arrest everyone on the streets so they were just standing and imitating work.
My father says that he drinks so much vodka that it kills all the viruses inside him.
No. 56131
>Buy the three novels I wanted to buy
>They offer me free delivery
>"Cool and good".
>I realise I could have ordered it via in-person pickup and I would have the books by now
>Also realise I didn't put in the street part of the address again because it saved the last fuckup
>Try to change it on GLS's website
>Tells me "Error: Change is not possible"
>Actually have to pick up the phone and talk to a call center woman
I am being punished for acting like a greedy faggot and now I suffer because of my own retardation, please help.

We assembled a pool today. My mother was disappointed because a few years ago we bought a cheap one and we failed to properly maintain it, which made her feel like we don't function properly as a family. (It's not that we're a bad family, that pool was genuinely shit.)
This one is kinda sturdy and the ground was prepared in advance. Gonna be pretty cool and I think it'll hold.

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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. 50842 Kontra
I don't read it but at least they're trying. You seldom pull yourself out of the morass in a single day.
No. 51266 Kontra
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>why don't you keep your pedo kohldrama, KOHLzine and oh so intellectual serious /pol/ and incel frog discussions at fucking KOHLchan?
At least the part about the zine itself doesn't make sense. Nobody forces you to download and read these. What's bad about having it posted here, too?
I don't even use Kohl, it's obvious that the people who have set it up are very different from those behind Krautchan. For example, I've never seen Krautchan use scripts that start cryptomining without my consent. And if this thread derailed into drama (I haven't read it, so I don't know), that may be a bad thing.
But of all Kohl content, the zine is probably the one that Ernsts are most likely to enjoy. So thank you, Poland and Catalonia, for posting it here so I can get it without having to visit Kohl. And thanks for the Libya PDF, it's very nice.
>apparently ernst posts in here only to voice disapproval for the content
I haven't read much yet, but I liked the IWO about the Finnish asbestos town. That's more than I can say about most commercial magazines. No bump so you don't get mad about people bumping this.
No. 56128
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Hallo, Ernst. It has been a while since the last issue was released but, fear not, we are here yet again to fulfill your reading needs.

This issue consists of:
New Discourse on the Roman-German Emperor
German political autism

Virtual Invasion
To what degree do the tools condition the craft?

Rise and Fall of a Third World Arms Industry
The story of how a Brazilian company tried to become a big fish and ended up drowning

Ceterum autem censeo Anglos esse delendam
Article in English complaining about how English is a shit language

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No. 56145 Kontra
>For example, I've never seen Krautchan use scripts that start cryptomining without my consent
What is this about exactly?

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  1. Where did/does Ernst study?
  2. What did/does Ernst study?
  3. Are you happy with your study choice?
  4. Did you or do you want to study abroad and if so at what university?
  5. Did you or do you expect to find a job in your field
No. 56090
Obviously, elites send their kids to best Western universities so their don't have to work in Walmart. Plus like I said that's just for socialization, I think they all have enough laundered money.
You know, here you can be rich and have connections, but you can't buy public goods with it. You'll still live around 3-rd world infrastructure, ecology, criminality, work ethics etc, you can't hide from it in mansion. The best example is Pitun who spent 1 billion USD on palace, but had to rebuild it because of mold. And it's very hard to manage thing remotely, most of elites have to suffer in Russia.
No. 56104
Started studying Philosophy and Theater Studies in 2019. Will drop out by fall and start an Ausbildung (basically working + getting education in the field at the same time).
No. 56123
What kind of Ausbildung? Don't say something kaufmännisch.
No. 56127
Your oligarchs must be higher IQ than our mambet retards, then.

Here, they go to west, but find out they are absolutely worthless, and don't have a nepotistic daddy to hire them. So they come back to kazakhstan and just spend their money on drugs, whores, cars that they kill people and get away with, buying businesses then ruining them, vactions at tourist traps, etc.

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I noticed that there's been quite a lot of technology related discussions on EC recently, that get washed away in the today thread before getting much discussion. We also have separate threads for hardware, software, technology in general, all of which don't get much activity.
So this thread would unify all of those discussions, and have a common place to talk about computer stuff.
Discuss OSes, hardware, programming, computing in general, the Internet, etc., here in this thread. Share opinions about how computer technology is shit, SHIT! also give each other advice.
No. 56100
Made her install WSL2 for now.
I couldn't go there myself, or I'd install some linux distro, but since I had to guide her through the proccess with remote access, I couldn't do anything that requires reboot.

It should be ok for now. I'll try some more distros and guide her through the process later, when she's properly initiated.

Anyway, I'd like to know the name of the fucker who passed a law that requires every website to announce that they use cookies. So I can write him an email calling him a fuckhead. I do not give a flying fuck about cookies, I have them disabled by default.
But now every random link I go to has an annoying fucking popup.
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You might be interested in Alpine. It's using less than 100MiB RAM on my machine with running window manager etc. It's as simple and fast as it gets in the linux world. If you want simpler, you'll have to enter the realm of BSD.

A good write-up of why Alpine is a really good choice for some people can be found here (it's a link to a gmni-to-web proxy because I can't expect you to have a gemini-client installed just to read this blog :-DDD):

Expect to spend the first few days regularly consulting the wiki until you've settled down:

But don't worry it isn't nearly as much work as arch.
No. 56110
I use that, yeah.
But I think it works through a blacklist or something, because sometimes I still get the popups.

Or sometimes I'll install a new system, with nothing set up yet, go to stackexchange or whatever to solve some problem, and there's a giant cookie popup there. Why don't these fuckers at least make it small and inconspicuous?
And why is there no "NO I DON'T WANT COOKIES" button, you have to go to some advanced menu or some bullshit. I hate dark patterns.

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Discuss all things related to music from new discoveries to debates about musicians and the impact of their work.

Digging this lately:

Over this land

Over this waaaaaaaaaaaaaaasteland
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That's an oddly specific inquiry, Ernst. Might I ask what moved you to ask?

Anyways, my music tastes generally don't involve bands talking about food...except for one band: FOOD METAL

And, indeed, mastermind James Perry has a song about bananas:

I want to eat my favorite fruit, it's so awesome
Get my daily supply of potassium

O Banana
O Banana

Bananas grow on trees in a bunch

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Coconuts are technically fruit
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Let's see what fruit-related music I have left...Huckleberry Love by CAAMP...The Lemon Song by Led Zeppelin...hmm, a reading of the poem Figs by DH Lawrence. Spoiler on that one, figs are used as a metaphor for you know.

Let's go with The Runaway's Cherry Bomb and Soco Amaretto Lime by Brand New.
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