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The old one is dead.
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been non stop drunk for 48 hours, force my self to eat.
Talked to my brother who has a retarded kid, I can't imagine being in his shoes.
Someone who used to look up to me like a puppy, is his own man with his own problems, what do I have lol just good stories I suppose.
Don't want to kill myself which is an improvement, however suicide is more about not caring than killing your self.
No. 23524
I heard Hungarian in live today.
Maybe I should find some qt Hungarian?
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What happened?
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I volunteered at a paleontological dig site again today. Mostly just found tiny shark teeth (it's a cretaceous era marine deposit in New Jersey). However I also found a few neat fossilized brachiopods, corals and sponges, which I got to keep.

Pic isn't related--just a bird I like.

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(old one on systemcontra)

Maduro regime in Venezuela cracks down on opposition, killing protestors
No. 23518
I think the tanker attacks are actually done by Iran/Houthis, as a warning of what they can do if full war actually comes. Dolts like Bolton and the Gulf Arabs need strong visual reminders of why war with Iran is a very bad idea.
No. 23519
I agree to an extent. It's not them showing their fangs though. They're growling a bit to show that the fangs exist however. NEDAJA doctrine is highly focused on control of the Straits of Hormuz and their fleet is weighted heavily towards missile boats. This demonstrates that they have an ability to patrol the waters and interdict unfriendly shipping quickly and precisely, it's not about cautioning against war so much as it is just letting them know that they are a whole lot closer than the USN is and aren't going anywhere. Peacetime strongarm tactics is my semi-educated guess. If they wanted to caution about war, they just had to lob a Sunburn at something and call it a 'misfire'.

It fits what is known of their capability too much to be a false flag. Plus there are easier ways to false flag which would also fan the flames more effectively, such as an SSM strike. Shoot it at one of yours, you defend against it and say it came from their side. You use a small enough vessel and you can probably crew it with people who will keep their mouths shut too. That's a false flag that is military weapons fired in anger on your side. If you want to rustle up the jingoists, then that's the way to do it.
No. 23522
I wonder if it could actually be the Revolutionary Guards doing their own thing as people theorise they are prone to. The US has rustled their jimmies by listing them as a terrorist organisation and meanwhile hardliners see Iran dancing around getting the nuclear programme running again with the EU.

It should be said that at this point the Iranian Navy is heavily complemented by small Revolutionary Guard vessels who have their own command structure and clandestine operations.
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Because old one is over.

John Romero released his semi-official new episode for original doom - Sigil https://www.romerogames.ie/si6il
With two versions of soundtrack from awesome composers. WAD requre some sourcport that bybass limits of 128 visible flats same time, but recomended to play of cource without mouselook, jumping etc. This is very asshole set of levels that aimed towards doom veterans.
No. 23510
Don't overthink it. They could be scammers (very bold ones, I gotta say) making fast buck without much effort. Or they could be just extremely overconfident. Neither of those attributes are worthy of sympathy, in my opinion.
No. 23513
Don't know about Atom, but Pathfinder is D&D 3.5 with the serials filed off. It's the best known adventure book for the game, but I dunno how well it translates into a video game since it relies a lot on players enacting power plays over a long period of time.

My opinion on how well paper systems translate is on the record, but if it actually digitalises Pathfinder, then it should be mechanically similar to Baldur's Gate/Icewind Dale. Can't speak for production quality though. The original is pretty good, though with a lot of things Pathfinder, it suffers from bloat and poor balance.
No. 23514 Kontra
Well I mean Baldur's Gate and co. were more like a heavily revised 2e, but a lot of the differences between that and 3e aren't particularly massive. Lots of it is just reframing existing rules in new ways that allowed for more scope. 3.5 is just the heavily revised version of 3e so you're getting a similar product at the end of the day.
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Is there a way to really extend the main campaign without getting Long War mod? Because I don't feel like a total conversion mod atm but want some way to keep my XCOM2 games going. My last campaign which is apparently freaking 64th I stretched it as far as I possibly could but due to the doomsday counter there comes a point where you simply run out of alien facilities or wwhatever to demolish and only have the final mission left, and in this case yet again am running the clock with no territories left and all alien facilities leads apparently useless after you found them all and have just about every territory. I even experimented last night with trying to deliberately fail a reduced new facility construction by 2 weeks dark event but it still wasnt enough and got a game over when I ran the clock to see if they'd construct a new one in time to reset the timer.

It'd also actually be quite nice if I could have at least two full squads taken engaged in the final run, since I normally have like 12-18 colonels by then if I survive that long plus often a couple of magi. But then again I'm not even sure if I completed Legendary come to think of it. At least, I don't think I ever did on ironman which I've beat idk how many times on Commander.

What are some other good mods to use? What are some ways to really draw out the clock and provide a challenge? Are there any mods that make the endgame harder and let me use more of my troops?


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Old one systemkontra'd
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Thanks again for sharing the RAW compilation.
(A few songs are cringy though)
No. 23461
Not a fan of those tracks, dark industrial for sure.

But keep posting, I find them interesting more into goa/psy trance myself.
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Heh! Took me a few seconds to figure out why this is familiar. It's the test cops use in 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep' to know if someone is human or not.
Any thematic relation in the music?

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Old one is kontra.
What are you reading, Ernst?
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I read the Synthetic Age by C.J. Preston, published in 2018 by MIT Press.
He is an environmental philosopher afaik. So in this book he gives an overview of certain technologies that have a shaping capability of nature so far that the employment of these technologies could mean the beginning of an synthetic age he is somehow against the term anthropocene that was coined to show how vast our human influence is one the planet, you will the see existent of humanity in a geological strata one day in the future. The chapters feature nanotechnology, biotechnology, ecosystem modulation and climate engineering. The structure is always the same, it starts with promising and big words from people who are advocates of these technologies, then he cites critics and considerations that are not named or downplayed by the advocates. He doesn't say it's bad or good but comes to the conclusion that such heavy manipulation of nature and their artificial/synthetic creation needs to be debated on a big base and not just by scientists and people/corps with economic interests. The book concludes that "the wild" he offers and interesting inside on why it's a European creation and problematic romanticism will not vanish in the synthetic age, since every technology is wild in itself, not totally controllable, there are no 100% safe predictions on how the employment of a technology will turn out.
No. 23512 Kontra
The last sentence also means that synthetic nature can still be wild since even a gen manipulated bear can be unpredictable, plants grow not as planned etc.
No. 23515
Sounds quite interesting and if my book-list wasn't so long already I'd grab it based on your description.
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The examples given are quite interesting and overall the writing is vivid.

I know have this book by Suhrkamps edition unseld which is about Geisteswissenschaften and technology explicitly. Joachim Schummers Nanotechnologie. Spiele mit Grenzen. from 2009. It's more academic yet still not heavy. He studied chemistry, philosophy and sociology. But the tone is different, frankfurtian critic so far. One chapter was about how nanotechnology is a term that exploded around 2000 after the US forged an institute for nanotechnology. In his view many research is just subsumed under this term after 2000 in order to get enough money from the state for your very own research. Nanotech includes a vast array of normal research and is nothing "new" one could say. So I expect from this book to dampen the hype. I'm curious if the author will lose words about the guy (forgot his name already) who in the 1960s talked about "plenty of room at the bottom" what today is called nano scale but according to Schummer had just other names and more specified names before the 1990s/2000
It also wants to locate the technological progress philosophically since the ethics are missing in the discussions. The whole field is driven by certain science politics and not really conform with a good scientific ethos, if I understood the introduction right. Honestly I'm not too keen reading it but it's not long (150p) and might provide a necessary inside. Better two than one argument on a topic. Gives the possibility of comparison as well.

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Recently, Kazahstan poster had an interesting idea about thread dedicated not to random pics, but for drawing and paiting and other kind of original content. He sadly not created one, but I think this is neat idea - when you learn how to draw and paint it always awesome to have help and critique, and I think with earnstchan quality of posting we can get very good reasults in help each other mastering our skils.

On op-pic I place my night fast drawing because it only thing I have on my phone right now that replated. Please, share with us your creations and ask questions.
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studying the pelvic area
sleep deprivation euphoria is the greatest motivator
No. 23450
Good shit. I wish mine was motivating. I tend to just feel good and wallow in it when my euphoria kicks in.

On the subject of a larger project, maybe it's time to dust off your Mad Mambet concepts: Cyber-Bolsheviks and Techno-nomads being particularly prominent if I recall correctly?
No. 23454
>graphics novel.
It's understandable that a project like that would cause some anxiety. From what I've seen of your art, it could be brilliant, but the pressure to make it brilliant would be equally immense. On the plus side, it would be a great way to do commercial art without dealing with clients.
>I think the most obvious and probably correct solution to this problem is to just start on something anyway, even if it comes out wrong.
Absolutely. There's no way to anticipate all of the problems you'll have to solve in a large project like that, but whatever gaps are in your knowledge, they're not insurmountable. Tbh, no matter what your current skill level, and yours is quite high, you're always going to be better next year. But that doesn't mean you should wait to start a project you're passionate about.
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I finished this drawing >>23280. Since I switched from paper to working digitally, I was free to move things around without being afraid of more time consuming mistakes. Tilting the characters a bit, and pulling the girl's arm into the corner, created a more asymetrical composition. I wanted to give the image a sense of motion, and I think that did it. I'm also happier with the coloring than I was with the original version of this idea(seen here >>22084).

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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. 23263
Characteristics ascribed to God aren't about the nature of God, but about we perceive It. This is called negative theology, and it's the most basic kind of theology. God is indeed far too big and complex for our heads to grasp and our languages to speak of, but we can grasp and speak of his doings in this world, and this is the whole point of Revelation. Lets put it this way, we cannot grasp the godhead, but we can see the consequences of his hands acting in this world. When Jews call God "Father" or "Lord", they aren't saying that he has testicles or is a landed nobleman, they are giving him the highest human authority that our minds and languages can ascribe. Again this is just basic theology, they are very well aware that our minds and languages can't describe such a supreme being, but our minds and languages are all that we have, so we do it anyway, which goes to remember also that we are mere creatures with very limited powers. This way, the problem of ineligibility of God and God's powers lies in our own limitations, not in his.

And you're wrong in many ways saying that this is a problem of Abrahamic religions only. It is a problem of any metaphysical kind of religion (Hinduism has similar problems) as well as natural theology and even rationalistic philosophy. The whole debate between Idealism and Realism lies on this, it's very typical of idealists such as Kant, for example, to deny that we can have real access to the Reality out of our minds, but that we should try anyway, and that our job is to try to build idealistic models of reality that work well enough through science, but that we should always be aware that they are just scientific attempts, and not actually a description of reality.

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> this is a problem of Abrahamic religions only
Never said that. Most holier then though types on the internet comes from this strain of believers though. So it is easier to argue with.

> swedeball
What does that have to do with anything? Also desert religion isn't anything different then norse mythos. The Abrahamic god is just a god who's inventors won a war, real or cultural. There were a lot of gods running around in the desert, most of them are evil spirits or something nowadays. I was refraining from saying that but there you have it. Your whole life perception is based on some dudes in the desert killing some other dudes and raping their women.

> pagan

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>There were a lot of gods running around in the desert, most of them are evil spirits or something nowadays.
That's the point and you still missed it. What I'm saying is that monotheism is just a natural upgrade to polytheism, which is an upgrade to shamanism and animism (and then there are people claiming that rationalistic atheism is an upgrade to monotheism). There's clearly progress in religious belief. Religions are about explaining things that are out of our control but greatly affects us (death being the main thing), advanced forms of polytheism typically have an hierarchy among gods, the higher god typically accumulates a lot of power, specially when it comes to being the creator of things, until other gods lose godhood and become angels, demons, etc. Hierarchy among gods is bound to happen when those believers begin to question what are the relationships among the many gods, because if gods have some kind of absolute authority among humans that we just have to accept (again, death), then it is natural to question which one of them has more authority over the other. Now what some people such as Habermas claim is that enlightened atheism came from christianity/judaism, because worshiping one god only ends up making it so that a lot of earthly things no longer can be explained by the action of gods, spirits, demons and so on; these things are now free to be explained by human reason. During the middle ages catholicism reintroduced ways of attributing earthly things to transcendental powers (Saints, dead people, etc), but protestantism banished all of that. I read this theory through Habermas, but I have an impression that it's Weberian in origin (never bothered to look for it).

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Religion is a system that installs a bunch of commandments (up to 613 in some cases), a whole layer of piety and a generic prayer curriculum into the psyche. This is characteristic of every religion save the Ba'hai one (the purest, most exalted and yet underappreciated Abrahamic religion). Religare - something binding. You have to display belief in certain precepts and maintain the required piety.
True esoteric religion is, on the other hand, liberating rather than binding, and instead of a set of dead dogma and teachings it, rather, introduces a connection with the One Living Deity that is everything and active in every moment and manifests itself in absolutely every objective phenomenon as a guiding force and an unseen mover. This is the esoteric doctrine that has been one and the same between Taoism and Rosicrucianism, between Martinism and ancient Sumer. There were never, at any time, two competing esoteric doctrines.

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No. 23430
No one wants to hire Green Kids Out of Uni who only know fancy words. FH ist one thousand times better.
>Higher pay
Lol as a taxi-driver doing black Labor?

It's like a university, but they actually teach you skills that are in demand in the economy, instead of useless knowledge about some arrogant professor's favourite Hobby.
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Career doesn't end with a Bsc (FH :D) or Msc (FH :DDD) for smart bois.

t. Dogdor
No. 23472
It doesn't matter, anyway. The whole discussion is stupid. All German 'universities' are pathetic. A degree is worth exactly what you pay for it. In Germany, that is nothing. With all the student benefits and welfare for students, you even get positive net-worth out of it. Which means you pay a negative amount of money for your degree. Which means it is worth less than nothing.

This paradoxical situation means: a Ph.D. from a German "university" is worth less than a M.Sc is worth less than a B.Sc. The smartest thing to do in Germany is to do an apprenticeship and get a real job.

It's the same in the US. An industrial engineer makes a minimum of $50 an hour. There is no minimum wage for CS-graduates from community colleges, obviously. And a community college is what a German university is the equivalent to. No other school in the USA is that shitty. Heil Merkel!

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thinkign bout dat kc
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>Up on Monday, down on Tuesday, up on Wednesday, down on Thursday, etc.....

Oh, you mean Elevatorchan.
No. 23471
This stuff is quite artificial and laborious. What is required is the fresh breath of sweet savory random. To be frank, most of the high-brow discussions are very local and narrow and almost nobody can participate or feel as if the other contributor is actually participating in a legit discussion, for the definition of that word implies a conference around a common subject with inputs that reference each other, at the very least. Now if we could export our culture elsewhere and have it accepted as a standard in the more regular venues, that would be useful.
No. 23475 Kontra
The problem is we just have too few people, which has always been a sort of tension within the chan communities. At the extreme opposite end you have the 4kanker: incredible amounts of posters to the point of boards being almost unusable, and almost every single last one of those posters are garbage. It's like explosive diarrhea in text form, with never a single thought out response.

Here we have the opposite problem, where there's so few of us that one thread will take literally months to even hit autosage and we still have threads up from early 2018, as opposed to the cancer where a thread dies in literally hours even if it's popular, and 15 minutes if it isn't. KC2017 was largely the result of US politics shitposting but it had been a long time coming and by the end was indistinguishable from vierkanal. I had completely stopped even using anything other than vidya threads by then.

All that being stated yeah you're right and one big problem I noticed is it often feels more like people talking past each other rather than having an actual discussion. Like in vidya it often feels like Russia will be talking about some obscure game or Magic again, while Australia is talking about flight sims.

But this lack of engagement is really just because it's so niche. Like i don't even play either of their interests, and a good number of people here don't play mine. This can be a good thing however as it exposes you to lots of new material.

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No. 23479 Kontra
>All that being stated yeah you're right and one big problem I noticed is it often feels more like people talking past each other rather than having an actual discussion. Like in vidya it often feels like Russia will be talking about some obscure game or Magic again, while Australia is talking about flight sims.

This. There is some shared interest but we are too few to share broader fields of knowledge to really get a discussion going often enough it feels.
Sometimes I think reddit would be the best, since the tone seems decent and the base is big, even for niche topics. But then again I don't feel like posting there. Maybe too big already again.

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Let's talk about kino

Old thread: >>44
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Good 80s touch but too much focus on race relations using a modern lense.
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It's a shame that this pilot never got turned into a full show. It's funny (in a darkly humorous way), it has a great animation and visual style and the soundtrack is cool. I guess it's just too expensive to produce a whole series of such quality, but couldn't they just make a feature-length animated movie of this pure awesomeness? I'm certain it would be very popular.
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Yeah, know about it. Funny thing, it was heavy-metal but with more humor and irony. Sadly, project costed too long. If you interested, Tartakovsky now working on new project which different thing, but I think you may be interested in something like this
No. 23469
Looks cool, but it's just pure action, from what I gather? I liked Korgoth because it's a comedy, and Primal seems to have much more serious mood. It also reminds me of the Soviet Mowgli cartoon a little bit. It's good to see that 2D cartoons are making a comeback, though, and not in an overly simplified style of Adventure Time and Steven Universe or stiff animations of Metalocalypse and Archer.