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Your friendly thread for posting diary entries.
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No. 18623
>>18613
I would enjoy more pictures, Ernst :3
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No. 18624
>>18623
I took them from the photographers online presence:

http://www.christianwerner.org/projects/stillleben-brd
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No. 18625
So a saga is coming to its end at least. Yesterday she and I had a quite bad fight, probably for the last time in our lives now. I was both drunk and angry as fuck (anecdote about the state of mind I was in: I was on my way to gathering with friends, carried vodka bottle with me and was taking shots out of it in public tansport while listening to Rebel Son. I was shouting confused shit into the night and I took a piss in the middle of the city at the tram station, staring at the people walking past me on the other side of the road. I was wasted before arriving at the gathering, later that night I cut up my hand while I tried to cut chillis drunkenly) I told her that she's mentally ill and as much of a ruined person as her mother for both are not able to have emotionally steady relationships (which in her language more or less equalled to me calling her a slut and while I wouldn't word it that way, she got to the core of it). I pretty much negated her, communicated that she is wrong in every aspect of her whole being. The actual trigger for the whole situation was her "falling in love" with some random guy she barely knew since 3 days, which I could not stomach. Keep in mind that this was just the top of the massive shitpile our affair has turned into, after building up shit for weeks now. She didn't answer my last message, she is officially gone now and I feel release. Sure it didn't end nice at all but it ended at least.

What's left is mostly misery and pain but also a feeling that I'm slowly regaining my ratio and self-confidence. Also I start to realize a lot of things, a lot of things that actually stood between us like a wall but I couldn't see because I didn't want to. Thinking about it, I had to force myself to even accept her and now it's all coming back upon me. I didn't really appreciate what she appreciated, we basically had no other common interest and fun pastime than the physical aspect. We didn't have much to talk about, no common ground. I always wanted her to be someone she didn't want to be. Mostly I just fell in love with her out of despair and loneliness and not out of actual affection for her. There is a reason why I've found myself so drawn to an emotionally extremely instable person without any feeling of selfworth. In my heart I knew it before everything fell apart, there was nothing connecting us. She must have had the crushing feeling to not meet my needs. Still the road to recovery is a rocky one, just today I wanted to buy a pack of dumplings. The dumplings had the name of her state on it, I felt a stinging feeling in my sides. A thread about body-modifications on EC /b/, there we go again. The cigarette burns on my arm, the self-mutilation I did to myself while being drunk last year, there we go again. Thinking of a random moment in the last six months, there we go again. Everything is reminding me of her, those wounds will take some time to heal.

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No. 18627
Handed in my reworked manuscript today after a week of anxiety and alcoholism. Promptly proceeded to get wasted.
Other than that I've been playing Pathologic Classic HD the last few days and this game is really something else, it's messing with my mind.

>>18608
>Shezov book titled Dostoevsky and Nietzsche
Would like to hear more about this one after you read it, I've been eyeing it because of the racy title. Btw I think the proper transliteration is Shestov

>>18612
I'm not quite sure, but maybe this is relevant, it's an (admittedly somewhat biased iirc) documentary about "Kleinbürger" from the end of the 60s: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3nufa2

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Also S-P-A-C-E since the last thread is on systemkontra

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/10/121011-diamond-planet-space-solar-system-astronomy-science/
It's old news but apparently there's a planet thought to be made out of graphite and diamonds. I am old enough now that both the frontiers of the internet and this small blue world feel small to me, like the length of our yard and driveway once did, and my hunger only grows

I wonder what it would be like, if ever, for us to see the inconceivable gulf between stars as merely the same thing as a months long voyage between continents
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>>18617
Forgot the pic
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>>18617
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5V27p7rgr0
Wierd there only some 10 minutes translation from this or similar documentary from this channel.
It also not metions, I read somewhere, that Alexeyev's cut of program was not only because Breznev change of doctrine, but also his personal relationship problems with breznev.
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Sometimes you may feel the urge to share a pic but you can wait for suitable context eternally.
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I don't quite understand why, but the soldier looks too finngol there.
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>>18492
Terminato is beschte film ever
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I have been trying to study for the Cisco CCDA exam. My lack of discipline and probably depression and ADHD are stopping me from completing this task. Around 600 pages of content (out of 900+ pages) of juicy, juicy content that I must memorize and understand for me to be able to solve the test...funny thing is, I've been working at the same job that this book is talking about for the last eight years. Very naisu.

>>18498
>refeshing
noice.
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No. 18504
Trying to unddrstand critical casimir forces.
It can just be a long journey from here Im afraid.
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No. 18610
>arxiv
>useful

I rather agree. But for unexperienced scientists or IQ >>89 people who are no scientists it could be a little bit tricky to consume pre print paper.
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No. 18621
>>18610
The skill set one employs to read a preprint is the same one involved in consuming a peer-reviewed article. The only real difference is that the latter has been vetted by other experienced scientists besides the authors. So if one cannot critically evaluate the information provided in a preprint, it's reasonable to ask how much they are likely to get out of reading a peer-reviewed article in Cell or Nature.

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Well I guess previous news thread is on kontra

News Thread
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>>18587
dunno. clearly there are still some problems that need to be worked out. for instance, the algorithm sometimes adds too many wrinkles on a face that is otherwise younger looking.
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No. 18590
>>18588
It seems to keep doing weird shit to eyebrows too. How is this being generated?
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No. 18599
>>18590
Most likely with generative adversarial networks.
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>>18568
>Certainly it would make the bees more dependent on the keeper for protection
yes. and that's not good for the bees, in my opinion.
>How long have you been keeping bees?
i was introduced to beekeeping when i was little, around age 8. when i became older i got more interested in other things and also moved to a big city for a while. however, i eventually moved back to the village in the mid 2000s and got into beekeeping again around 10 years ago.

>>18584
>Where did you get that from?
cattle/bison breeders/farmers.
>They try to breed the Aurochs back because it was a native species of the Eurasian steppes

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Didn't realized old is deda and made giant wall of text but nobdy cares, however it helps me to understand that I need to make a new one so here it is.
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No. 18600
>>18598
>Alternatively they're different genres that share a few common things that fall within the generic realm like hitpoints and weapons.
As I said and will said again, it was directly inspired by underworld and evolved from it to somple arcade form. It remain basic ideas of movment, labyrinth with search and in limited amount - itmes, but cut everything else to straight forward action, same way cutting engine to much more simple form to make computer be able to run it better and faster.
>Someone's got to make it. Even if the GM made it himself, it's still premade. Whether it's purchased or not is irrelevant. You could likewise go and learn all the skills to make your own video game, and people have done it. It's just far easier to do in paper.
Human DM can adopt. He can change game world, locations and ideas following and responding to players actions. Good GM after session will think about how change his plans for next session based on last experience. Computer can't adopt to player that much, it only have amount of pre-made content with very limited amount of how he can tweak it.
This why in 99% games for example such thing as dialogues are not actual dialogues of humans, but just interactive book of choosing "premade option 1" or "premade option 2"

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No. 18604
>>18600
>I never spend time on things like Kazio
So in other words, you know absolutely jack shit on the topic and still want to talk absolute garbage about it in an authoritative tone? Got it. I'd assumed as such already, but it's nice to get the confirmation. RPGs are literally just using the right ability at the right time. See how fucking retarded it sounds? Your complaint here is that you use the controls in a way you personally don't like, therefore it's simple and primitive, when they can be more complex than your 'thinking man's game' with less than half the moving parts. It's hardly mature to offhandedly dismiss things you have no experience with too if you want to use that argument.

>Main thing for GAME is always was and will be a gameplay.
Then just have the code read out on the screen as you use inputs. See how far you get. If your art assets don't work in tandem with your mechanics, you get two things. Firstly, you get mechanics that aren't clearly presented. I'm going to use Mario since it's a great example. Why does touching this area kill me? Mechanically speaking it's to add platforming difficulty and enforced by code line xyz, but the player they can see that presented as spikes or munchers or whatever. Art assets presenting mechanical assets clearly and logically. The second thing is that if your mechanics don't fit your audiovisual design, you don't have the game feeling right because it's dissonant which isn't enjoyable either. Let's use a different example. Let's say that in Ultima Underworld since you love that game, jumping on enemies was the way you killed things, even though the rest of the game was unchanged. It'd feel a bit strange right? That's because the mechanic of you jumping on them to kill them doesn't fit with the rest of the game which has a lot of people using weapons against you. While saying that gameplay is the only important thing sounds nice, it's poppycock. Gameplay is nothing without art design aiding it, just like how pure AV design is a movie. Not to mention the plain truth that people like pretty things.

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>>18604
>So in other words, you know absolutely jack shit on the topic and still want to talk absolute garbage about it in an authoritative tone?
I need to fully playtrought throught all of it to understand concept of platforming game with leveldesighn which brings maximal possible difficulty that physically can be past by player, but which gives no single opportunity to any mistake? Yeah, it increase requrements to your reaction dramaticly, but how it change basic "test of reaction"? Kazio mario not unique thing to this topic, there hell lot of similar fan-maps for counter strike that brings such concept, not to metion famous "Hazardous cource 2" mod for half life which basicly in many challenges absoluetly same concpet.

>when they can be more complex
It more complex than "hit right button in right time", but more like "hit 6 buttons constantly in right time during whole game", which not change overall idea. And while it add hardness to main idea of this game - reaction, it not add any additional depths in therms of mechanics I discribed, so this why this games not interesting me.
>Then just have the code read out on the screen as you use inputs.

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No. 18607
>>18605
Also all this disscution is funny on background of current events
>Petition Created by Game Workers Unite to Fire Activision CEO Bobby Kotick
https://www.dualshockers.com/petition-to-fire-activision-ceo-bobby-kotick/

Long story short: company in therms of money did well, but he give insane money "bonuses" for his friends, same time without warning or real reasons remove from job many people in company. This feels like pootine-tier politics and I wonder how many budget of money in development in Activison, EA and Ubisoft go on actual games, and how much money go to "friends" of high ranked company people.

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Old one systemkontra'd
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I'm surprised this isn't actually a professional soundtrack to anything
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH3eTbmNmWk
It sounds amazing. Like, I don't even know how actually to describe it. It sounds like Gregorian or Orthodox dark ambient. Truly, this can be the soundtrack for the 23rd century's glorious homosexual space Christianity. I hereby demand as the Prophet that this be played during our religious wedding ceremonies.
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No. 18553
>>18549
Sounds quite cool, though not at all gregorian.
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No. 18577
Random Japanese New Age-ish ambient

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acJ6qw0k6FA
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No. 18606
>>18577
You should check out Hiroshi Yoshimura. His music feels so healthy and comforting. I always listen to it when I'm really fucked up.

https://youtu.be/Z3m7HXeiHpg

https://youtu.be/j6n4FpHbqZs

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In previous was.. not very much interest in science exept history, so from now it just history thread.
Previous thread systemcontra but before it died, you may read interesting things here (I think it will not be archived, so hurry!):
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No. 18573
>>18572
What if he wantsto have fun?
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No. 18576
>>18573
Don't we have a Russian here who dreams himself the next Stalin or Lenin or Putin or something? Iirc we have a poster who thinks in himself it is his destiny to save Russia from itself.
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No. 18578
>>18576
It's not me
I'am Pan-east slavic but I against disktatrship and nationalism

>>18572
I'am russian who want learn more about china history
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No. 18579
>>18578
Also interested in obscure short-lived sthates that nobody give a fuck. Short lived 2nd Mexican Empire, 1917 republic of russia, chian empire in 1915-1916 - such things always interests me because in some ways they are something fresh, unusual from regular more known histroic states.

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I have a question: "Wann ist der Unterricht aus?"
Can I answer like this: "Der Unterricht ist um 10 Uhr aus."?
Thank you for your answers!
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>>3248
ze Unterricht ist never aus ( Berndrule 74 )
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No. 18541
>>18480
Peter inge und Walter sind 78. Jahre alt was geht denn bei dir voll die Kartoffel Namen walla
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No. 18543
>>3248
is you learning at the Dr.Wolfenstein institute ?
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No. 18571 Kontra
>>18522
Don't worry if you are unable to understand >>18541, he is talking bydlo-German without any grammatical sensibility.

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We have a dedicated thread for movies, series and short films but not about documentaries and i think they deserve one.

If we happen to already have one and i just missed it or the moderation thinks this fits in another thread, pls just delete.

I start with this

China´s lonesome sons - The difficulties of finding a wife in China
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMu-4XoqqyU

It pretty much follows a guy who is buying a wife.

Documentary is German with English subtitles.
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No. 18475
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMUnAwbJVX0
Lame doc about masqat/muscat, it feels like government propaganda and it probably is, but since docs about that part of the world are so rare I feel like it's worth sharing anyway, at least for the images. The dude who makes halwa (a local sweet) seems to be interesting.
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No. 18477
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pDUX5KnN6s
This doc is also interesting, I think I shared it on old EC. Description:
>The Duong valley road is the only means of access between China, Burma and Tibet. A road that is paved over the first thirty kilometres, but which quickly turns into an extremely perilous track. It’s considered the most dangerous road in China. Landslides, difficult passages where it’s impossible for vehicles to pass, mud, tunnels that are too narrow, there’s no respite for drivers. The road demands the highest concentration. The cliffs are vertiginous. The least turn of the wheel can be fatal. And when the threat isn’t coming from below, it may come from the rock walls. On this track, you cannot commit any errors. We take the road aboard an overloaded collective taxi. At the wheel is Tcheng. He’s been driving this road once a week for six years. In the taxi, we find Fong who has to get back to his remote village in the mountains. Together, they will take more than seven hours to cover less than a hundred kilometres. Troubles begin right from the start of the journey. The tunnel is too narrow. The passengers have to get out of the vehicle to widen the walls at the risk of bringing it all down. During this adventure we meet woodcutters, children who sell coal, Tibetan monks and Chinese adventurers seeking their fortunes… This road may be the one that leads to El Dorado, the El Dorado of the lead and tin mines.

The doc is from 2009, the most interesting part to me is when they interview a very old chinese woman who tells them of old times when tibetan lords used to raid their villages and enslave their women. Times have changed.
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No. 18499
>>18477
>The doc is from 2009, the most interesting part to me is when they interview a very old chinese woman who tells them of old times when tibetan lords used to raid their villages and enslave their women.
That part is suspect. I've heard lots of rumors about Tibet being a barbaric medieval society lorded over by the Lamas but then again, it is China. It wouldn't surprise me if they claimed grorious PRC saved Tibetans from an eternity of child cannibal rape.
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No. 18507
>>18499
The Tibetan nomads do have some history of bride kidnapping, but I wouldn't call them the main force in Tibet in living memory. I'd say that such occurrences happened, but I don't know how often, leaning more towards the uncommon end of the spectrum. Regular enough to become common knowledge but not so common that . Tibet is not really my strong point though, so it's mostly just effective countermeasures were devised. Take that with a grain of salt though, it's just educated speculation based on what I know of Turkic nomadic society, and nomads are very different based on local terrain and specialties, and Tibetans ran Yaks rather than sheep, horses, camels etc.