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I didn't really want to start thread with topic and just wanted to post in news thread but I guess this is the only sensible place
So apparently DoD is saying that they anticipate climate change being so extreme, so soon, as to have catastrophic consequences within the next 20 years up to and including the total collapse of the US military in its ability to respond to threats and collapse of US infrastructure.

This worries me especially because I've already had multiple blackouts this year. Has anyone else experienced this? And no I don't live in California either



Hey guys, why do we keep losing power?
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t. Shitposter, who should be banned

Inb4: hurr idiot, moron, proxy etc durr
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I wonder if what he says here about news coverage in China is true.
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As far as western first names for Asians go, Levon is pretty fucking cool. Beats the gorillions of Chinese Davids and Williams walking around out there.
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Breaking new!

I think that kohlchan is down again.

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Old died
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There's something strangely personal about children's pictures. Like it's something distant, like it's some dead relative you don't like anyway. I value my private life but out of everything in my personal history, pictures of some brat with a shitty haircut aren't the worst thing ever.
The childhood crush angle sounds weird though. If it's really some random classmate, getting a picture would be difficult (I don't remember her face, much less her name by now).
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I personally take it as a high offense spying on my private life, however I am actually aware of how unusual I take it as interpretations of privacy that others may not share but I wish respected nonetheless. I always felt it like a really personal private thing letting people like friends into my bedroom--which frankly it is. It's like rifling through a woman's purse. If she's a stranger just what the fuck business do you have being in there? Now maybe the country turning into a bizarre and horrifying combination of police state and corporate social media bullshit may be okay to some people with cops rifling through all your shit for whatever bullshit reason, asking your name, where you live, where you work, your ID, what you're doing, and corporations rifling through my data, sharing it, bothering me, etc but not one but of this shit is okay or frankly should be accepted by anybody. I probably have much stronger personal boundaries on average which means maybe other people are not okay with having their rights violated constantly but are still willing to get that part of themselves pushed around. I on the other hand am not.

Of course but then again I do actually avoid studying people's tattoos too much because I consider that snooping also. Which granted I am fully logically aware that they put that there specifically to be seen by everybody and advertise it, or that some people are just lonely and want attention and feel like the world doesn't care and want an uncaring world to acknowledge them and their feelings, but I quite frankly find that level of inspection to be crossing a boundary. I forget what other odd quirks I have of boundary crossing though, like paying too close attention to studying a person's thoughts and body language or, not that. Hmm I forget the other thing at the moment but do remember it being something I would objectively consider odd, like not staring too long at tattoos, which now that I think about it is probably not that unusual at all because city people are taught not to make eye contact with each other or especially not lingering eye contact. Maybe that's it. Is it that? Staring too long and too deeply into a stranger's eyes. Maybe it is that but I have other reasons for generally avoiding it these days.

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My manager is a massive fucking boyscout and its pissing me off.
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So I caught a cold over the weekend but instead of curing out I did two nightshifts, now it got worse. At least today's free so I ingested some kratom and won't leave my bed anymore for anything else than getting myself food.

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Old thread deda
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You know, KotOR2 is what made a lot of people start to care about Star Wars. I wish for a game that combines the gameplay of Jedi Knight 2 with the storytelling of KotOR2... doesn't have to be Star Wars even, any setting could be worth exploring.
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Jade Empire is very unfinished mechanically speaking, with lots of unused code left in the background and by the time you really get into it, the game is over. However, it is still one of my favourites, and outside of a few occasions, the morality system is fairly nuanced. Going all in on one or the other unlocks a special style but they are nothing super special.

It is one of my favourite bioware games tbh.
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>I don't much care for star wars, so I think I'll try Jade Empire next.
Meh, Jade Empire is just KotOR for wusha fans. The role-playing system based on D&D3 was thrown out and replaced with a very simplified one with three stats, combat was changed from rounds and active pause to a very mediocre and clunky 3D beat 'em up/slasher, and the alignment system, despite some hints that followers of the Open Palm path were supposed to be the ones in harmony with Tao and shit while followers of the Closed Fist path were meant to be Sun Wukong-like cocky fighters seeking conflict simply to test their skill, still ended up being stereotypical good vs. bad. I'd suggest playing KotORs first; I'm not exactly a Star Wars fan either, but I still enjoyed those games nonetheless because they are actually good if somewhat broken.
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Jedi Knight 2 had nice plot as part universe, same was for jedi academy.

KOTOR games broked lore about old republic, and KOTOR 2 was made even with less care about it and I prefered that KOTOR games never existed as SW EU fan honestely.

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A discussion for all things related to music.

Discuss musicians and their discographies, inspirations, careers, image, impact, artistic integrity and raison d'être. Sharing links is fine, but also discuss what particularly moved you about a given song or composition.
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You understand why we want to get out of that shit country right?


Well in order to stay on topic, I found that song the other day, it's super commie but it's very nice
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And the music courtesy of patriot, currently politician and super famous artist Lluís Llach


In this video from today he sings in the road block
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More music from the Tsunami road block. Yes there's a scenario in the middle of the road.

This gentleman is singing with a balaclava because he could face an important fine and it's better to be safe

Not to mention this is pure art
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>You understand why we want to get out of that shit country right?
My great-grandfather's family came from a small village in Andalusia. Two brothers moved to America, one became a doctor and moved to Barcelona, and the other went full fascist and got killed fighting Russians outside Leningrad.

Gracias bisabuelo. I would like to visit my distant cousins in Barcelona once its free, though.

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Post your artwork, discuss, give critique in this thread.

Useful books and resources (mega dump):

Personal recommendations
Anatomy and construction:
Michael Hampton - Figure Drawing - Design and Invention
Richard Schmidt - Alla Prima; Everything I Know About Painting
Joseph D'Amelio - Perspective Drawing Handbook

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I do have a tablet (a chinese one), I just broke the pen and can't afford to buy a replacement yet. Funny thing, I have a bamboo tablet from wacom as well, its pen also broke, and it's such an old model that a replacement pen costs as much as a new old stock tablet of the same tier.

Whatever, pens are overrated anyway. There has not yet been invented a better drawing tool than MSPaint Xp and a mouse.

Decided to draw my character for the RPG session, even though judging by the rules, dice rolls during character creation are rather unpredictable and might end up in a completely different character than what the player intends.
It was a fun exercise either way.
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Just ordered a new pen :-D
It will arrive in ans month :-(
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Not my work but thought it was funny

Don’t know the artist
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Still waiting for my demonic female using my vulnerability in order to strike a relationship. Also: Is the last sketch a pun on the reason why people get together in the first place, or is it the whole sequence trying to bring that across.

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Oh, she has not only owl. And yes, he doing a lot of videos with different pirds, I like her channel, very cute.
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Oh shit documentary thread just hit contra

British documentary about plague
Wow I didn't even know about that one. Or that London seemingly regularly suffered plague every 20 years. The thing that's so remarkable to me is how much they seemingly combined the kost outright lunatic quackery with otherwise perfectly reasonable seeming options, like quarantining the sick including with people they spent close proximity with (a QT is useless if only the actively symptomatic are held), trying to take what appears to be similar to sterilization procedures and avoiding contact with fomites, and killing off all the dogs and cats, which could even work with some diseases wiping out all the animals in the city but in the case of plague I'm guessing not so much. Odd that there is also no mention of culling livestock which is one of the reasons disease ran rampant to begin with, at least in cases other than plague.
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Billions was good.
But right now I am watching The Americans. Awesome. One of the best series I have ever seen.
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>I prefer only one movie existed, but if you take 2 - 3 and TV should aslo be counted by default.
I thought the show ignored the third movie? I might be misremembering, the movies seem to always ignore each other.
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It kind of was, but whole premisis of tv series was constantly changing timline so it is not deny that T3 happened in one of those timeline and oick some small ideas there and there from 3. Tommorow I'll try to make my review on T3 and why it's better than people think about it.
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>Or even logic breaking ideas like simle truck with simple tank that somehow, for some unknow reason transport liquid nitrogen. Is it even possible like this? Just put my nitrogen in simple tank and just carry million liters of it around highway?
I just googled and it seems to be the case.
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Well, if so - okay.

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Old one yellowed and crumbled under the sun.

So Ernst, share your reading adventures with us once again.
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The purpose of ideology to is to convert the experience of reality into token representations. Such tokens can them be shared, discussed, and "related" to. More importantly, they can be commodified and sold. Like putting a logo on a T-shirt, to represent something, without being it. I think the experienced of FOMO, derealization and nihilism in modernity can be traced back to living in a tokenized reality. The Ideology (tm) promises the individual a chance at relevance and immortality.
Immortality as in a chance to persist beyond his immediate existence and become a footnote in the Ideology's local thread of history. To be fossilized, and perhaps discovered and remembered from beyond his lifespan. The price one pays is to be tokenized himself. Just as fossils are merely hollow shells that once contained the real living being, so is the encoded image of the individual within the thread of history a collection of symbols, icons and ideas that the individual assembles around himself, and presents as "himself". And as long as the Ideology lives so does the promise of being acknowledged as having existed, as being real.
Relevance, in that this process of embossing the image of oneself upon history has to take place during the individual's life, and constantly reaffirmed. For if an individual fails or refuses to define himself in the language of Ideology, he will not be acknowledged by the Ideology, for the Ideology will have no Word to name him by. And thus he will face oblivion and effective non-existece during his own life. So the less one participates in ideology, the less "real" one feels, leading to existential anxiety, like detachment and nihilism as previously mentioned. After all, if an experience, or idea, or a person, or thing has not been incorporated into the mythos of the Ideology, then from the perspective of those who live within, it does not exist.

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I nearly finished Cookie Muellers Walking through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black
It consists of a handful of short stories which are based on actual events in Cookie Muellers life I guess. They take place between the 1960s and 1980s. Mueller was part of the New York counter culture circles and the postwar counter culture in general she was also an actress in John Water movies. One story features Haight Ashbury in San Francisco, generally drugs play a role in the stories, tramping, a rape, parties, sailing adventures a trip to Sicily where even nine year old on Piaggos make horny remarks etc. The language is straight, with dialects and slang. Mueller looks back in these stories with a charming serenity and I also often had to smile or even laugh while reading. It's also quite short with just a 150p.
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>The Algebraist

It would be safe to assume that I'd love science fiction literature but it always seems so silly to me. The world building is pretty good in this, it even seems somewhat plausible and I enjoyed discovering more about Dweller society but, fuck me Banks can't write characters for shit. Stilted and formulaic sex scenes coupled with a comical villain who takes his slave girl up the arse in one scene with no taste. It's like reading something written by a disturbed teenager who googles 'boobs' on the family computer.

This is something that struck me because I've just read the chapter in Zeno's Conscience in his plan to get ciggies by suggesting to a lass that she will get a good seeing to if she gives him some. The whole thing contains layers of subterfuge and filth that is much more grounded.

>The End Is Always Near

I don't know what I was expecting. Dan Carlin does a pretty good history podcast but this just meanders all over the place with no real point. There is an argument (he distances himself from) around hard times making hard people; containing the question of whether America today could defeat America of the 1940s if all else was the same. It's pretty dumb if you think about it even from just the context of black Americans.

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I suggest avoiding hard SF. It attracts authors who care more about autistically crafted future societies than any other aspect of writing, but their futures are almost always less realistic than the typical video game fantasy universe.

The level of contrivance required to establish a distant future where normal human stories can take place is greater than the level of contrivance required to have wizards and dragons. I can plausibly imagine an alternate universe where magic exists, and where people take advantage of the different laws of reality to throw fireballs around. I cannot plausibly imagine that our own world will be remotely recognizable 500 years from now. Either we kill ourselves off, or we develop some sort of friendly superintelligence that will still make the world unrecognizable.

Or, we have a partial apocalypse and go Mad Max/Fist of the North Star. But hard SF rarely concerns itself with those scenarios.

Soft sf can be more interesting. When you aren't concerned about constructing autistic space colonies that would actually work in real life, you can focus on using the conventions of SF to explore interesting ideas and emotions that are hard to touch upon in conventional fiction. Philip K Dick is a good example.

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Okay Ernst, I've been on imageboards since 2004 and during that time I've religiously backed up everything over the years and now my imageboard folder is 200,000 files strong, about 25% of those files are actually labelled so that gives about 50,000 named files.

So here's the deal, you post a single word and I'll search my drive and post the first 3 results
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