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No. 57180
Looks incredible for its time (for a computer game - N64 games looked better) and the setting seems really cool, one of the most original seen in vidya
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Maybe I'm just that big a complete fucking autistit wouldn't even be surprising at this poing being diagnosed with the highly functional form of the 'burgers but I immediately found an immense sense of satisfaction in it. it could also actually be just because of my exposure to card/board games and the occult as a kid too but it's just this really great and immediately and immensely satisfying game I should go back to it. I will say however that part of if not the entire point of the actual fun is to discover all the rules of the game itself, much of which isn't immediately obvious. I actually even got to retire as a still living cop or doctor who just closed the book on a strange case I will never forget. Getting to actually walk away from that one was fantastic.

I think you do actually need an incredible ability to visualize things though, kind of like how you are reading a book. You can't be told how to play the game. That is why it's fun.

Just think of it this way it's kind of like growing up or doing scientific experiments without having to actually die IRL. You don't know why this rock glows. It just does. You do not know why your hair has fallen out, it just does, but now you have finally figured out it's connected to the two. Could it truly be that it is light exposure which is causing male pattern baldness? Have I discovered the new animal magnetism and a most potent form of light in a rock, a fundamental mechanic of the universe even which light is from which all things are made, and that even light itself is congealed into forming gross matter? Who knows. I just know I am puking and shitting myself a lot all the time now. Does this milkmaid truly have the cure for smallpox? Well then I shall have my aids abduct a bunch of townschildren forthwith, and inject them all with some of the ooze of this cow's teet.

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>n64 games looked better
Eeh, not much. Especially at launch. N64 is very, very cut down graphical station with a lot bottolenecks in hardware, like texture cache and size limit of its cartridges. Its cool that it had texture filtering, which was nice for its price at the start, but 3d hardware accelerators on PCs were on the run, with all other advantages they had already.
I remember getting into N64 was huge dissapointment for me, having limited library with mostly short games in low resolution (most games worked in 320x240, just a bit better than standart PC cga/ega/vga resolutions games used before SVGA times, which already were standart in 1996 and moved to 3d acceleration era), with very limited amount of assets, voice acting, sound and music quality due to size restrictions. And because of texture cache, most games used mostly like 32x32, 64x64 resolution textures which with bilinear filtering of the time makes games total bluery mess.
Same goes with colors: Internally RDP works with 32 bit color but due to complicated mess results are 15/21-bit wierdness which on practice not far from 16-bit color depth games used before 32bit cards in 1999.

Thing with N64 is that it has a lot advanced technical features for the month it released with a lot of impractical technical limitations on more regular things. And with quick advancements on 3d cards back in the time, its features looked less and less impressive every year.
No. 57314
Reinstalled tf2 last week.
Ended up playing 24 hours in 2 days, neglected responsibilities, didn't shower.

Yeah, I remember now why I stopped playing video games. They reactivate neural pathways in my brain that I've been trying to dampen for the last 5 years.

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Dear Ernst,
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Thanks, it used to be indistinguishable from radio thread in my mind before I decided I need to explore new music and started to care so I forgot about it.
No. 57306
Did they actually do any tests to see if you have a bacterial/viral infection or some other disease affecting your gut?
Could be just a passing infection or from stress, in which case you should eliminate the source of stress.
You might also want to check for inflammations because that might indicate that it's not an infection but rather autoimmune/Crohn's, which is incurable, but quite manageable even without drugs and just going on a proper diet.
(It's usually genetic and can be triggered by stress, but depending on your age, it's probably unlikely, since it's usually expressed during your teens and early 20s.)

Most of this stuff can be checked with a routine blood-work and stool sample test if you haven't done it already.

As Kazakh said, trying probiotics might be your best bet, though personally I always considered those to be a bit meme-y, but it's worth a try.

And you should probably stop drinking and eating garbage, or at least accompany eating garbage with fibre. But stop drinking because it fucks your bowels up.
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I can't fucking sleep properly for some reason. Even if I don't have an alarm on I just wake up randomly early in the morning.
My mother insisted that I go with her to the market two towns away to buy some clothes for grandma to help her out financially. I was initially pretty reluctant because I had a splitting headache and was tired from work, but she nagged me until I went with her. I had a suspicion she wanted to talk about something important in private or something, but as it turns out she just wanted some moral support and mother-son time.

Had breakfast at the marketplace. Turns out lángos is relatively cheap if you buy it miles away from a beach. (~2 euros for a sourcream+cheese lángos instead of 5-6 euros. Man, fuck German tourists and the fucking tourism industry catering to them. Hungarians are getting priced out from the beaches of Balaton, and when Covid hit the fuckers asked for fucking government funding to stay afloat. No, dipshit, you should have catered to the locals. Now that you've priced them out I'm not going to want you stay afloat motherfucker.)

They had a used book stand. It was mostly just pulp-fiction and romance novels plus outdated technical textbooks, most of which got bleached and worn in the sun, but I did find a volume titled "44 Famous Epics", which I've been looking for for a while now. It was in good condition and costed like 70 cents, so it was worth it.

I decided to have a siesta after coming home and then had home baked pizza for lunch and went out reading. I actually made good progress and finished reading both essays on Homer translations, which was like a hundred pages.

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This thread is dedicated to discussions and findings about the present, future and history of (digital) media and technology. They can concern culture, society, politics and philosophy. I know we have a science thread and a computer thread, but this thread is decicated to the humanities side of the issue, though this thread should not exclude (computer) science.

I will make my updates here regulary I hope, so this is a personal thread which should accompany my personal studies, but you are invited to post here as well. I will mainly review articles or books, perhaps post personal experience we often discussed imageboards here, which can boil down board culture, but also social composition, so that would be a topic, but also hope to link thoughts together in the future.

More or less: What are the consequences of a digital age in various domains, where are we heading and where do we/it came from?

The thread could contain questions like:

[*]What is the digital, what does this notion imply?
[*]What is media?
[*]The dawning of the notion of networks

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An illustration of data and human behavior as feedback system. I haven't read the chapter to it but according to all I know the prism is a filter for apparatuses of capture/data recording, data records feedback into real life, have an impact on behavior. Interested now, how the feedback from human to prism works, but that is probably the position of programmers in a sense.
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This was a gud interview, have you read her AI book? Is it gud?
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I started reading it two days ago, planning on finishing it until Thursday. So far I've read two of six chapters, these so far are good summaries of what I've come across in recent literature that sits between critical theory,(media) history, cultural studies and social/political sciences.
She cites books I've read on the material turn to media, getting into view the infrastructures, the materiality of media and computation, which also means for example the labor beyond AI and outside of shiny Silicon Valley company headquarters. The other chapters might be more insightful to me, I'm keen on the chapter titled "State"

AI to Crawford is the coupling of different systems so to speak, the differentiates it from machine learning which is usually used by the field itself for the technical aspect of AI, though this field is quick to use AI when it comes to funds etc, otherwise it is more a buzzword for marketing from their perspective.

>>Artificial intelligence, then, is an idea, an infrastructure, an industry, a form of exercising power, and a way of seeing; it’s also a manifestation of highly organized capital backed by vast systems of extraction and logistics, with supply chains that wrap around the entire planet. All these things are part of what artificial intelligence is—a two-word phrase onto which is mapped a complex set of expectations, ideologies, desires, and fears. AI can seem like a spectral force — as disembodied computation — these systems are anything but abstract. They are physical infrastructures that are reshaping the Earth, while simultaneously shifting how the world is seen and understood. [...] Simply put, artificial intelligence is now a player in the shaping of knowledge, communication, and power. These reconfigurations are occurring at the level of epistemology, principles of justice, social organization, political expression, culture, understandings of human bodies, subjectivities, and identities: what we are and what we can be.[@crawford2021, 18 und 19]

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It also written well I think, you can read it rather easily, that is why I'm optimistic to go through it faster.

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To discuss ottoman industrial output, among other topics. Now with less soviet union posting maybe
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I gave a book about utopian movement from antiquity to the 20th century as a christmas present to my father.
It sounded quite interesting, next time I visit my parents I might get to read it.
Should be quite fitting to your thredas topic.

As you posted a picture of Hong Xiuquan above, I also thought of Zhang Xianzhong.
He was a leader of a bandit army who managed to gain control over Sichuan during the final years of the Ming Dynasty around 1644. He thought he was send from heavon to exterminate all sinful people, which he considered to be basically all people in the region. He carried out a campaign of mass killings that caused the area to be depopulated, the estimations vary but he killed from 30% to 80% of the population of Sichuan.
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Was reading in Stewart Brands II Cybernetic Frontiers (1974). Brand is the founder of the 'Whole Earth Catalog* a sort of print internet and important magazine for the US counter culture in the late 1960s. In the 70s he had used the money from the WEC to fund another magazine, the CoEvolution Quarterly concerned with issues of ecology that also include the mind. Quite interesting that mind and awareness and revolution intertwine here, this combination can be found today in political strategizing, theoretically and practically as well.
The first article had me think about the psychedelic boom, the psycho boom, the topics of mind and self exploding and the question in what way this counter cultural theme shaped certain theories and what role the mind has today, what would be the role of mind today? I don't know what is there besides the reductionist neuroscience stance and the opposite of non-reductionism, if that is even the case, light me up, CogSci Ernst. What to make of this difference is itself a question tackled by Bateson ironically.
Also the role of the mind, the relation of the mind to its environment. Idealism and materials come to my mind and this was a big fight among leftists at the end of the 1970s and perhaps earlier, about the strategies for revolution, changes structures and the change minds, or the other way around.
The book consists of two articles he wrote for other publications (Harpers and Rolling Stone), one on a sort of open systems theory of the world and mind, based on a visit to Gregory Bateson in Big Sur. The other is about technicians in 1970s computer labs, human-computer interfaces, and something else I forgot. Basically, the isolated, engineering, goal driven cybernetics in Brands own wording and the foreboding of the age of personal computers and communication networks. Now you know why the book is called two frontiers of cybernetics.
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I still find it interesting to think about what would have happened to that field as a whole had other powers inherited the earth through say a Nazi/Axis power or Soviet victory. Off topic, but I ended up finding it spooky as a teenager why I kept getting AOL CDs in the mail after discovering the rampant conspiracy theorism on the internet, which I in turn only got to discover because of finally using one of those Illuminati looking AOL CDs to begin with. Perhaps it's tied to that I don't know, but now I routinely see people with different occult, Illuminati, or conspiracy theory tattoos. I have no idea why people get Masonic or Illuminati tattoos if they're not in them, but again I gurss I don't understand tattooist bydlo mindset. Likewise there's this one guy I sometimes see IRL who has crop circle tattoos, and one guy had a Ukrainian trident. It's funny when you become symbology literate but anyway I'd say this was a very important part to ultimately shaping the entire national culture, starting with those constantly mailed AOL CDs which led everybody to those bad geocities sites about muh Illuminati muh Masons muh UFOs mub deviltry. I somehow doubt we'd have gotten the same thing had the USSR become dominant, or what the internet will get shatted into during the Chinese century.
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A longer text (30min) from the historian Adam Tooze on China's history and why China shapes the 21st century. What I'd call social and political history, so not much culture in this one.

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The Driver (1978)
Edgy neo-noir about a highly professional & stoic getaway driver. If that sounds familiar - it's probably cause Refn lifted the protagonist's character for his 2011 movie Drive, though except for a few scenes most of the story is different, here focussing on an arrogant detective (Bruce Dern) becoming obsessed with catching the "Driver".
Imho Ryan O'Neal's cool performance as a sort of over-grown James Dean is a better fit here than in his most famous role as Barry Lyndon & Isabelle Adjani is great as always.

The Wild Bunch (1969)
Sam Peckinpah's Western masterpiece about a band of outlaws at the end of their careers, paralleling the end of the genre of Western movies - Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid has some similar themes & was also released the same year.
The gang goes for one last heist which leads to a free-for-all bloodbath. I liked the melancholic tone pierced with some portrayals of male camaraderie & of course the copious amounts of raw & stylized violence.

His Girl Friday (1940)
About a female journalist that wants to quit the business but gets manipulated by her ex-boss (who's also her ex-husband) to do one last job. It's famous for its extremely fast-paced delivery by the actors, but while technically impressive I found their incessant yapping immensely annoying.

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>The Driver (1978)

I remeber watching this 11 years ago or so, when I was frenetically downloading movies from OSH, due to a friend having a payed for unlimite downloads. As kid I loved the Driver Game and I thnk even back then I thought about connections between movie and videogame. I guess the game is at least losely based on the movie, in the game you only play the role of the getaway driver in the 1970s an that is it basically.
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I was filtered from Drivers because of a mandatory tutorial that doesn't explain to you how to play and I was too lazy to figure it out.
You may try to watch the "Grad theft auto" movie from the 70s btw.
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>Loved the mostly cheerful rock soundtrack, it's a nice ironic contrast to the dark story, e.g. this track in particular (it's basically the theme that comes up whenever the professor of scientific atheism appears :D): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhicVuApJ9w
Yes, also liked it. The point is to show contrast between facade of soviet society and reality. Same with old woman watching TV while there are rotting corpses in next room.

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What websites does Ernst frequent other than EC?

I used to spend a lot of time on different topic related internet forums and websites but then i got a slave to chans somewhere around 2006 or 2007 and i left the other internet behind.

Nowadays are Nu-EC, Youtube, Wikipedia and, as a guilty pleasure of mine, Reddit the only sites i regularely visit (next to some porn sites)

I have no idea where the hate for Reddit comes from by the way, if you ignore the comments underneath the content there are some pretty fun subreddits.
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>Thank god it's dead. Being unpopular keeps the casuals out.
It's dead for a good reason.
First, if 80 IQ writes something, everyone has to read it. So either you read all the bullshit, either you have strict moderation, which will soon turn into deleting posts they disagree with.
Second, when you are anonymous you don't have any reputation associated with your identity. You can write how everyone is going to die from corona, two months later with same confidence write that it's just a flu and hoax and that everyone will die from vaccines any time soon. You can do same using identity, but your embarrassment is documented then, and there is a chance that you'll get some self-awareness.
10 years ago it still worked. Now, with all those schizos purged from facebook... Not so much.
And EC is only alive, because it's not anonymous. Many of users are uniquely identified by their country. For Russia, USA and Germany there are 2-3 active posters who still can be distinguished by their views, topics they are interested in and writing style.

Thanks for advice.

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No. 57297 Kontra
I don't want to go into politics necessarily, but I have more of an issue with the "unradical radicals" that roam around on the internet preaching how revolutionary and transformative they are while also kowtowing to whatever foreign or cultural policy the American liberal establishment is trying to push down the rest of the world's throat.
Discord is full of these kinds of people who love to pretend they're "anarchists" or whatever but constantly focus on identity politics.

But then again, I'm basically a quasi-ironic redfash tankie retarded troll who is the contemporary equivalent of a 1960s ML in the west, so I shouldn't be talking about politics anywhere because it always boils down to "I want to repeat every single mistake we made during the 20th century for aesthetic and narrative purposes and because I hate America".

Each discord is basically the personal dictatorship of a clique of users or just a single user. It's arbitrary.
No. 57300 Kontra
Anti-Atlanticism is a powerful drug, I've seen grown men collapse from abuse and feel compelled to defend the actions of North Korea on the internet.
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I must confess I'm addicted to it in a sense.

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Old thread is kill, this is the new Radio Ernstiwan thread. In case you're new: The best stream is The Weekly Album stream, the others can be ignored.

Share your musical taste and your seductive voice (no homo) with your fellow Ernsts, and help making this chan not only enojoyable for the eyes and mind, but also for the ears. As always, there are no restrictions whatsoever in what to stream. Just share what you like, every streamer has his own ideas and style, and it only makes the radio more interesting.

The radio is available here: http://radio.ernstchan.xyz:8000/

There's also a chat and a discord where you usually find people talking about gay porn and penguins during the streams.

http://ernst.bplaced.net/chat/blabax.php (You can register with an email or make a guest account which will tie your name to your IP. If you have a changing IP and want to keep your name register with email)

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Did you know that there's only one aussie on this whole board, and he doesn't even post much any more, as well as not participating in the radio? I know because we're constantly in contact, and have known each other since before EC/int/ was made to accommodate Krautchan refugees after it was taken down.

Ok, I do not want to make any direct accusations, but I will share my suspicions.
I think you are sorta accusing me of DDOSing the radio stream because I was "butthurt" at someone from the radio group for being a bit passive aggressive (or at least it came off that way). Yeah, I was being a bit of a dick, but I apologized because I wanted to be the bigger man.
But now you're here escalating the situation again, and doing so from behind a proxy.

Not cool.
No. 57117 Kontra
>But now you're here escalating the situation again, and doing so from behind a proxy.
Don't think it's him. While your posts don't reveal your location, the stream which started that back and forth was made with your radio account- which does. Given that info, it follows that he already knows where you're from and wouldn't come back later to ask.
Conclusion: Different guy.

Also, we do have another aussie who passes through now and then. Likes to travel, moves around a lot. Think he was in New Zealand at one point.
No. 57125 Kontra
Didn't say it was him, might be someone else affiliated with the radio.

Also, feigning ignorance is a thing, especially when larping from behind a proxy lol.
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Today we start 1 hour earlier.
At 17:00 Germany time we're going to listen to "Björk - Debut", which was last weeks winner but couldn't be played due to technical difficulties.

Then, at 18:00 Germany time we have the winner of this weeks poll as usual.

Todays winner is "Busta Rhymes - Genesis".

Next weeks poll: https://poll.fm/10886515

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Discuss your favorite cargo shorts & fedora combo, or maybe sth more serious.
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Actually you're supposed to feel smug about it.
t.dresses like that in the winter
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Dunno for some reason it reminded me about this pic instantly
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Good colours for slavic dark academia!
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I just fucking hate effay infographics.
That said, today I saw a clearly homosexual man in a weird, but fitting dressup. Besides his rainbow colored handbag he wore only light brown, with white shoes. The peculiar thing about it was that it was shorts, but he still wore a coat.
My gf took offense, but I really couldn't find anything too bad about it, because everything fit so well together. And as >>57270 has said, it needs to work together and then it will look good.
If you are like me you can even make a hawaiian shirt combo look good.

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Hardware, software, tech news, programming, operating systems, retro computing, we've got it all.
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> I think I might be tunneling a bit too deep into theory, too many concepts at once.
Yes. Why even teach linux command line? If they become professional developers, they'll eventually learn it, but for now it doesn't make sense.
However if installing packages with "apt-get" makes them feel like c00lh@ck3rs, then it's good, because it motivates them.

> Maybe I should just sit them in front of a text editor and have them write code to figure out how it "feels".
Here you have sets of tasks and automated testing system.
https://informatics.msk.ru/course/index.php?categoryid=355 (site was much better few years ago, maybe there is something better now).
For each lesson explain all the nesessary theory and make them write notes, solve few tasks together (not the easiest ones, but for example 2,5,7 if you have 9 of them). Then make them solve the rest. Patiently respond to infinite questions like "what this compiler message means? what is wrong?" (do they speak English btw?)

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As for coding stuff, can't you give them something like RPG maker? It has simple scripts that are also able to do loops and such, and it's "actual" code, and they can instantly see what they are doing.
At least that's how I did my first babby steps into "actual" coding over 15 years ago.
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Well, fuck.
I traded in my old 6th generation nvidia card for an RX560 with some additional cash on top, but my ancient intel motherboard does not support newer cards, because those cunts decided to end support and bios updates for their discontinued motherboards.

Now I either have to buy a 1155 motherboard for about the same price as a modern board (and hope it supports newer cards), take out a loan to buy a modern chipset motherboard, a CPU, and also DDR4 RAM, and throw my entire system in the trash.
Or try to find some hacky solution to bypass the motherboard's inability to read vBIOS. Like sticking a dummy board in the first slot, and piggybacking off of it.
I'll try the last one, but I don't have any hopes. Next, I'll try the first one. RIP the money I saved for a new SSD. If that doesn't work either, I'm going to have to become a loan slave to the local bank. I hate being poor.

God, fuck Intel. Did you know that those motherboards are used in small servers and shit? And not only did they drop support, they also, for some reason, deleted all the drivers and BIOS update files from their website, like they couldn't afford to host 100 megabytes. Fuck them.
No. 57286
Welp. tried with a h61 motherboard I had laying around, doesn't work either. Rip sandy bridge, the last Intel CPU generation where you could disable the NSA backdoor.
Time to upgrade I guess.

The project in Uzbekistan seems like it's going to happen, so there's a chance I'll financially recover.

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And space etc. Old one died.
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> Lately I found out that DNA can be used to save videos etc.
Yeah, DNA computers used to be a thing for a while, though when I read about it it was simple operations and stuff, but they argued they were really cool because a byte of DNA can potentially carry more information than a binary one. But I don't think anything ever came of it, since for saving stuff it might be ok (provided you manage to store it without degradation, which for example when using a living organism to carry the vector can lead to problems via mutations), but for "real-time" computing it wasn't really suited since you can't synthesize DNA as fast as needed.
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Something about determinism in regards to the scope human development. Example of us not being able to develop electricity and thus not progressing along the same technological lines, metalic alloys are just a specific Upon looking this up, I now realize you could build a computer without any use of metals but maybe could have conditioned historical development enough that this would all be immaterial
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Today I rediscovered this channel.

In this video he makes meat berries.