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No. 63368 Kontra
It is probably also not just an issue of science and data as people like to believe when they want to imitate Karl Popper but also simply of worldviews, like comfort levels and economy that interferes with your judgment
No. 63369 Kontra
They have found a way to efficiently destroy human civilization in less than an hour. I thereby consider them experts in apocalypse.
No. 63370 Kontra
Mostly by the tail and the fur around the breast. But tbh I don't have a lot of knowledge about different cat breeds, just a good recognition of one specific type. So I may as well have been wrong and mostly made a morning-brain post about missing my kot ._.
No. 63371 Kontra
Physicists, as well as other scientists, have a set of skills that allows them to better assess the scientific value of a given publication, or interpret data, or judge the quality of the study design than a layman.
So yeah, if I give a physicist and, say, a sociologist, the same paper with data on climate change, I will certainly expect the physicist to be able to relay the results properly.

This in turn means that if I ask a physicist whether climate change is real or not and he has not read any publication on climate change, his uninformed opinion is equally as worthless as my own.

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We had a thread on old EC and there were a handful of people trying to lose weight this summer.

Have you made any more progress? Anyone starting to try who wasn't back then?

What are your methods and routines? What is your diet like?

I really wish that German vegetarian poster from KC that yelled at people for avoiding carbs was here. That was always really fun.

Personally, I think my goal of 19 bmi was a bad idea. I don't think there's much health benefit of being that compared to 21 or 22. I weigh what I did at 13 years old now. I'm really happy about that but while it looks good for my stomach it looks worse in other places. I'm probably going to stop here.

I'm most interested in the Finn who had a goal he wanted to reach by July.
No. 63029
And now, I hit a new milestone: 12000+ calories burned in cardio over the course of 5 days.

I've lost 70 lbs / 31.75 kg since October of 2020. I hope to hit my desired weight by 2023.
No. 63096
I am not on a weight loss mission, but my fitness goals suffer under a cold I caught about 2 weeks ago. Feels like in fall and winter you are only able to maintain your current form. Progress seems impossible.

I try to do some stretching and other stuff you can do while sick to gain at least something out of it but I am too lazy for it...
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We are with you, Ernst.
Things are looking up here, with the cold coming. It seems my urge to be fit and healthy ebbs and flows so I'll only train hard for half a year and lazy around for the other half.
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Mate, you need some celery juice.

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Hardware, software, tech news, programming, operating systems, retro computing, we've got it all.
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It also isn't exactly an schievement. I've seen plenty of guys on youtube with basic electrical skills jerryrigging some kind of high power diode array up to a good circuit system with added power that can fry a piece of toast. Alternatively you already can buy online those kind of lasers which blind pilotsand promptly get your dumb ass arrested because it is wildly illegal and they will find you
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> UNIX has always been a product aimed at the corporate sphere
Nah, it like Linux comes from academia or bell labs which is somewhat close to academia. So no. Corporation in their infinite wisdom saw free stuff for the taking and took it. Linux didn't change this apart for forcing said corporations to share. If corporations suddenly dropped software X then the average person is stuck with unmaintained software without access to any source code at all. In theory and in practice you can still hire coders to work on Linux should major parties drop it. You want true corporate, VMS, it came with source code too because it was expected before MS was a thing iirc.

MS products are the result of IBM partially fucking up and MS being at the right place at the right time. MS-DOS wasn't the only thing around and still isn't and I'm not referring to FreeDOS here.

> affordable products
No they were expensive as fuck because you needed a computer to run it on. Amiga, Atari and others did more but are forgotten now. Most people who grew up to be programmers started with Basic on a C64 or other computers from that time, MS did nothing there. By the time the "masses" had Intel with MS products it was Windows 95 and then they just played games since to do anything you needed "proper" development tools.

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That particular model is adjustable, and works to between 100-1000' depending on time of day and lense attachment
No. 63352
Okay, now aim it into someone's retina. There is a reason that the examples of weaponised lasers that we know of use random scattering. Hitting the whole face and hoping one of your scatters fries their eyeball is a lot more viable than expecting to actually hit someone accurately enough with a single beam.

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>Same way you don't need to be engineer to say "my refrigerator is shitty, door doesn't close properly".
Your grandma probably has no qualification to say whether your computer is working properly, not working properly, or working at all.
You can show the average person a particle accelerator and they won't be able to tell if it's working properly or not.
Average person stares at digital screens for 8 hours a day, yet they don't even know if their screen is displaying colors correctly, because they've never seen a properly calibrated monitor.

And so on. Your fridge analogy, applied to art, would be like the average person being able to tell that there are pages torn off the book. They wouldn't be able to comment on anything regarding the inside workings of the book, or the refrigerator.
No. 63359 Kontra
>If you eat animals, you're not vegetarian
Nobody claimed that.
No. 63362
You know how it was meant, but the lack of a proper term for "man" in the english language is really irritating. And no, "one" isn't a proper analogue.
That said, I indeed once had an argument with a girl who claimed to be vegetarian "yeah I only eat fish". The funniest thing about such cases is that the fish/meat distinction comes from the middle ages christian culture and thus should be outright refused by any progressives.
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>by any progressives.
Or any Protestant. Fuck Lent. :-DD

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Old one is now on systemkontra. Pretty self-explanatory thread.

Our server is at discord.gg/ZGmpJe9

We've got a group together at the moment, and we've been playing for a while now, so know that it is possible to get into this shit even if you've got no experience. Hell, if you're okay with 0600Z starts, you can play with us. Or start your own group if you prefer.

Otherwise, this is the place to talk shit about analogue games that you've been playing/reading/whatever lately.
No. 62815
Two of the people I intended to recruit in my new tabletop crew turned out to be former boyfriend/girlfriend. I don’t think inviting them both is possible. They are both tied to a different group of people who might come and I fear that other people won’t come because of this issue.
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Tbh, if you lot aren't 16, then you're probably adult enough to be in the same room as your ex, unless it was some real bad shit going down. I've typically found that real life shit tends to get filtered after a few sessions, when players get comfortable with the game's flow and are confident interacting with it on its own terms.

Give it a go. If it dont work, then you apply the fix, but no point sabotaging it over something that'll probably be minor.
No. 63268
I should be around saturday normal times. Not got anything on as far as I'm aware at least. Will post an update if that changes.
No. 63297
I'll try to be there, should work.

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>a new populist political force seems poised to perhaps even establish itself as the third political force
I heard from Portuguese friends that they were absolute buffoons. What's your opinion on them?
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Well, it is a fair assessment to call them buffoons but I don't think any party escapes this moniker.

In the framing of Portuguese politics, CHEGA is a pretty interesting phenomenon. Per the name, 'CHEGA' (lit. ENOUGH) is a protest party. Their political mission is framed by this. They lack a coherent base and their own program is scattershot, their image is one more of populist lines than meaningful political reform. They're able to voice their protest of governmental corruption more effectively than the traditional political bloc of 'opposition parties' can because they're new and untainted by government tenure. And, because they're not burdened by supporting the ruling party's government, their appeals against all facets of corruption and public decay strike louder than those from the Left Bloc or the Portuguese Communist Party.

Thus, the party that was formed around the single issue of being tired of gypsies may become our third political force. In truth, there was a market share of disillusioned voters on the right that had never truly had its political representation. After the revolution, the Christian Democrats became one of the furthest extremes of the political spectrum and there was no considerable openly right wing of Portuguese politics. Until CHEGA.

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As the portal "Volsk.ru" clarifies, before what happened, Anatoly Kokurkin drank alcohol in the company of friends with 24-year-old Natalia Nikanorova. When the bottles were empty, the hostess took the guests away, but Kokurkin decided to return. Through a window in the stairwell he tried to enter his girlfriend's balcony and fell from a height onto the concrete formwork of the house, receiving a head injury.
Before his death, the previously convicted Kokurkin robbed the Church of the Nativity of Christ in the city. Donations in the amount of 12 thousand rubles became the prey of the recidivist.
No. 63281
Stabbing happened near a railway station I often use. An investigation took place but none of the apprehended people spoke French and the tribunal didn’t find someone able to decipher their obscure Nigerian dialect. It’s been month and the trial is still on hold.

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Black Santa is back with steam keys fresh from the back of a truck.


Where da keys be dropped?
Here in this thread but also in other threads and maybe discord and radio chat.

How much keys is you postin?
Many keys but not so many a day so they ain't get burried under other keys.

Why is you doin this?
I is black santa nigga.

What is your favorite food?
Chicken with waffles.

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No. 63006
Maybe I should try this weekend but I'm still banned from steam. I think it blocked me from refunding.
No. 63010
What does that have to do with redeeming keys?
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You white kids don't like gifts?
I can print them out and give them to homeless people on the street instead if you don't want them.

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Should they be abolished? They wield immense power and are basically unelected antidemocratic power structures, which outlive elected officials. There is no control, they majorly fuck up all the time, e.g. in the case of terrorism either by looking away, getting caught with their pants down or even supporting them, like the NSU in Germany or Al Qaida in the US.

Then there are the military intelligence services, you always hear about the CIA, NSA, Mossad, BND or whatever, but basically every country has three branches of intelligence services: foreign, domestic and militaric. And theres almost never any good OSINT on them. Which makes you start to think what they (yeah) are doing.

If people would know what happens beyond the tidbits, which sometimes flow to the surface, I think there would be constant rioting for months. There is no way that they are compatible with a transparent democracy.
No. 59099
The mere fact that they failed in their functions prove that they were necessary in first place. A failure of something doesnt precludes its existence, if anything shows that it needs to proper function instead
>said something the current leadership didn't want to hear and were completely ignored (when they told Bush that Iraq didn't have and wasn't trying to produce nuclear weapons
Exactly, this proves how intelligence gathering and security services are needed. The failure resides in the political leadership.
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Finished Shadow Warriors a while ago - it's amazingly researched but for a relatively casual reader perhaps a bit too detailed at times. Also it really only covers the history of the OSS with its more or less successful WW2 operations (pic related for another fun anecdote). There's very little on its predecessors and successor organizations, particularly almost nothing about the CIA (despite its mention in the title).
Still some interesting takeaways, e.g.
- just how much bureacratic squabbles there were among different US intelligence/military/political organizations (and their other UK & USSR counterparts), as well as more personal intrigue btw various staff
- the roots of the Cold War already being sown by some of the conservative hardliners towards the end of the war (again to some extent Allen Dulles' influence, but the implications for broader policy shouldn't be overestimated)
- the extent to which the OSS (and later I suppose also CIA) were a personal project of "Wild Bill" Donovan (and his eccentricities)
- the connections between the Research & Analysis division with academia, and the "old boys network" between former OSS memebers even after it was abolished
No. 63272
if you look at the pictures of wtc1+2 bursting from top to bottom into dust then you know that secret services should not exist.
No. 63279
they should certainly abolished from imageboards

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Hello. I am happy to announce that in collaboration with Radio Ernstiwan, we are launching Ernstchan Cinema. A streaming service by Ernst, for Ernst. Anyone will be able to transmit a movie, or a videogame directly to the stream, and viewers can go to the webpage and watch. Advanced technology allows the stream to be completely real time even with high ping. The stream will be available on the radio website at http://radio.ernstchan.xyz/videoview.php . The video box will activate when a stream is on.
For obvious safety reasons, we can't simply give out the streaming address publicly, so for now, we will give out access to the stream on a case by case basis. Here's how it works: you can leave a post in this thread, reserving a timeslot in UTC / GMT+0 (up to 2 hours in length), what you want to stream, and some contact address (email or something). Alternatively, you still leave your post (so others can see), and send a request to the contacts in the second post. We will serve you a temporary link that will let you stream through OBS. The link will expire after the given timeslot, so be punctual. Later, we will be implementing a script that will allow you to automatically receive links for a given timeslot.

We shall inaugurate Ernstchan Cinema with its very first stream on Saturday 23rd, right after the weekly album stream (around 19-20 UTC). October isn't over yet, so it is fitting that we should stream some horror movies. Look forward to Trick 'r Treat (2007) and Return Of The Living Dead (1985). Don't miss it!!!1
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So do we have a fixed synctube type streaming yet or what is going on with it?
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No, I'd have to make a chat bot and some way to stream videos directly from the server.
Right now, it's a simple client-server-client ordeal.
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We'll start in 1h. I'll actually start 10 minutes or so earlier to get the stream set up and to give everybody some time to tune in, but I'll just stream some random stuff until 17:00UTC. In case no one tunes in I'll just talk to myself, I'm used to this from the early times of xyz.
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The stream was a success despite me dying even more miserably than already expected from a game of Nethack. Those Ernsts who had the exceptional misfortune to watch me play could at least enjoy Brick as co-host who joined me via discord (which for all you discord allergics out there was of course completely optional).

But the technical setup didn't die at all. In fact it proved to be very solid, not even hiccups during almost 2h total streaming time. Even a few youtube videos to kill time until the official stream start were transmitted in acceptable quality with as few bandwidth as 1200kbps. Since Brick and me might have a few more streaming ideas about roguelike games we decided to create a small series of roguelike streaming events, and I agreed to create a promo picture for this occasion which resulted in picture 2.

We hope to see you all at the next installment, this time Brick will be up with a time slot and game yet to be determined, but it probably won't be very long.

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New one, because nobody made one.
t. unpaid janny
No. 63185
Great Battles is the newest series (and I recommend them). Their damage model was updated last year I believe to be more realistic.

DCS also has a new model in development that is trying to simulate ballistics and component locations inside airframes but it's a WIP and for a piece of software that's more study sim (and using fewer aircraft at once) than simulation game like IL-2 which is actually going for the big air battles of WWII.
No. 63186 Kontra
Also, play Red Faction if you want a 'whoa' game from back in the day. That shit has destructive environments that are frankly still impressive today.
No. 63208
>Besides all that, couldn't you just as easily make the case that all of reality being processed through your primary five senses is just a visualization of abstract mathematical concepts and crunchy rulesets?
Yes, that's why puzzle games are best.

A game is only good in so far as it is a reflection of some kind of metaphysical truth, and helps the audience observe it.
No. 63259
So in other words, Art.