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old deda
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I was out walking yesterday and decided to mix in a little jogging. It was only 1/2 mile, but that was enough to leave my legs sore and stiff today. I guess there is no substitute for activity-specific movements. Walking ≠ Cycling ≠ Running.
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It's starting to get really cold. For some reason the heating isn't on yet. When this happens, I light a few tea lights, and that usually elevates the temperature of my small room, but I'm out of candles.

Worked my way through Oedipus Rex today. Tomorrow I'll read Antigone, and that should cover my ground.
It was a pretty good drama. The beginning felt boring, but it got progressively better as it went on. Did underlining and took some notes.

Pretty good day overall.
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I am going to uni and computer class to learn and develop my JavaScript skillz

So I just looked at Turkish and Japanese atrocities during World War 1 and 2. Even tho I hate Chinks and Armenians, I felt real bad for how did Japanese and Turks treated them

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Brother-in-law found a brown recluse in his shower (a real one, not a “brown recluse”). He’s going to put it in a vial of isopropanol and mail it to me for my entomology collection.

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I don't know if you guys have been paying attention to this but apparently in the latest scandal Trump did something that alarmed an intelligence agent so much they filed a whistleblower complaint and for the first time in our history it's being stonewalled and ignored by the latest toady Trumpmenbashi has installed, and supposedly it's got something to do with Ukraine.

It's pretty amazing actually. Trump does in one week what people would be screaming about for years about Obama being a traitor to America and her interests. Also apparently all sorts of support and aid for Ukraine has been cut.
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>Canada's Justin Trudeau cannot say how often he wore blackface

It's been funny watching this story develop. First it was just some school yearbook photo of him dressed as Aladdin and it seemed embarrassing in hindsight. Pretty dumb to be photographed in tanface but most of the population probably has a few awful pictures from decades ago.

Then video surfaced of him in blackface singing Day O at a talent show. Then even more video emerged from the 1990s and you begin to wonder exactly how into blackface he is.
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"The fact of the matter is that I've always—and you'll know this—been more enthusiastic about costumes than is sometimes appropriate”

t. Trudeau :-DDDDDD
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Yep. This is exactly the behaviour I would expect from the President of Canada.

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Old thread: >>27153 - radio home page: http://radio.ernstchan.xyz:8000

This is the Radio Ernstiwan thread, the radio made by Ernst for Ernst. If you want to tune in you need a media player which is able to handle network streams, VLC, Winamp and many others do the job. Just go to the radio home page and click one of the links in the upper right corner when a stream is on (pic 4 related). If you want to do a stream yourself, then you need a software which is able to create an audio stream and direct to an Icecast-server, because that is what the radio is running on. The most popular setup is to use your butt :-D (https://sourceforge.net/projects/butt/), and in case you need to have more than one input channel you want to stream (for example microphone and music) to use butt and VoiceMeeter combined: https://www.vb-audio.com/Voicemeeter/ - with VoiceMeeter you can define multiple input channels and direct them to a virtual output channel, which butt recognizes.

For streaming you'll also need an account. Radio Ernstiwan has a public stream which everyone can use when it's not occupied (see below). There are also personal accounts, which can be used by streamers to ensure that they can't be blocked by someone else. In case you want to get a personal account, write a mail to ernstiwan at protonmail.ch, our dedicated radio helpdesk team will immediatly start working on your request! There is also a calendar for announcing streams, you'll have to create an account at https://zoho.eu/ and then write a mail to the above address and tell me your registration mail, so I can authorize you for the radio calendar. Not the most elegant solution, but so far it's the best we got. Since the calendar is intended for collaboration, everyone who has an account will be able to see your registration mail address, so don't use your private mail (which you probably shouldn't do anyway). The calendar is linked on the radio main page. There are no restrictions in what to stream, it can be music, any kind of readings, podcasts, you while munching on your cornflakes, whatever. You like it: chances are everyone else also likes it!

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Thank you very much, ernst. In return, have this thumbs-up.

Thanks; I loved that one and wanted to save it

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Im gonna do some streaming at 8. Starting with electronic music and maybe changing the genre later on, not sure yet.
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>Im gonna do some streaming at 8
Fugg, will only be able to listen to the first 15 minutes or so. Why does my tiny bit of social life always interfere with chvk streams?
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And Now for Something Completely Different

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Haplogroup pros at Hebrew University of Jerusalem reconstructed what Denisovans (of which we have very little well-preserved skeletal remains) likely have looked like, by comparing their gene regulation to that of Neanderthals and modern humans, and interpolating most likely features.

>"We provide the first reconstruction of the skeletal anatomy of Denisovans," says author Liran Carmel of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. "In many ways, Denisovans resembled Neanderthals, but in some traits, they resembled us, and in others they were unique."
>Overall, the researchers identified 56 anatomical features in which Denisovans differed from modern humans and/or Neanderthals, 34 of them in the skull. For example, the Denisovan's skull was probably wider than that of modern humans or Neanderthals. They likely also had a longer dental arch.

>The evidence suggests that Denisovans likely shared Neanderthal traits such as an elongated face and a wide pelvis. It also highlighted Denisovan-specific differences, such as an increased dental arch and lateral cranial expansion, the researchers report.
>Carmel notes that while their paper was in review, another study came out describing the first confirmed Denisovan mandible. And, it turned out that the jaw bone matched their predictions.

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>Carmel notes that while their paper was in review, another study came out describing the first confirmed Denisovan mandible. And, it turned out that the jaw bone matched their predictions.
They guessed 7/8 traits right by this method in the case where additional material evidence was procured after they already ran their model. While their model is an empirical one and doesn't have very deep understanding of how and why, it seems to be reasonably accurate.
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Indresding, but it can only be a hypothetical working basis until better proofs are being found.

That Denisovans were morphologically close to Neanderthals has always been assumed by most scientists.

I'd also like to see a comparison with the same tools to Homo heidelbergensis/rhodesiensis/antecessor.
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I find it somewhat interesting that the model does show, a couple East Asian traits could be of ancient Denisovan origin. Compare wider dental arch (it's also been shown before that the genes that cause sinodonty are likely of Denisovan origin – https://www.pnas.org/content/116/30/14806), and general eye and nose shape on the reconstruction – especially in specimens like picture related.

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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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Metalpunk Catalan, you are my greatest ally.
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I like Spanish women so much. They have such a natural horniness. They love to get dirty and fuck dirty. Can Catalan bro make some pictures of Spanish girls attending metal-punk concerts?
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Oh, Rozz. Where would Goth be without you? In fact, I can't think of anything Gothier than Christian Death's Only Theatre of Pain. As much as I love The Cure, Siouxsie and company, there's something distinctly dark about Christian Death. Unlike their British contemporaries who owe more to Post-Punk with its smooth, silky and austere rhythms, these LA Goths sound much closer in spirit to fellow Californians Black Flag or Germs. Those Post-Punk basslines combined with Rikk Agnew's effect-soaked harmonics and noise over gnashing Hardcore Punk riffs. Shoegaze and Dreampop wish they had Christian Deathrock's atmosphere.

What will make or break this album for most people is Rozz Williams, whose campy lisp hovers somewhere between spoken and sung the entire time. In a way it's pretty fascinating: he uses the "sound" of words and slight intonations to function as vocal hooks, and there's kind of a subliminal melody in that. Ultimately it wouldn't be the same with more conventional vocals; the way Rozz licks his vowels makes perfectly clear the implications of disturbing absurdist lines like "talk about sugar on the six fingered beast / conversations about the holes in your hands." He even sneers about "mortals" at some point.

Bottom line: this fucking rocks and everyone should listen to it.

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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 Machine Stops by E.M. Forster is a pretty cool proto sci-fi story which I found pretty visionary considering it came out in 1909. I don't really remember too well single stories I could recommend from these but here are some collections I enjoyed:
Labyrinths by Borges
Nine Stories by Salinger
Death in Midsummer and Other Stories by Mishima
Rashomon and Other Stories by Akutagawa
Cosmicomics by Calvino
Burning Chrome by Gibson
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Last Exit Brooklyn by Hubert Selby, showing fucked up US of the 1960s-1980s, it deals with outcasts and poor people, dunno exactly when it came out hence the wide time span.
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I read the introduction to a compendium edited by Erich Hörl and titled in translation as The Technological Condition. Contributions for a Description of the Technical World

What is posited is that we entered a stage in which humans and technology are bound up in a network, they form an ecology. No more is there a difference of the human as possessor of meaning in opposition to the machine reduced to a meaningless functional tool. It's the technology as machine disrupting the sense of meaning. We are living in a time of the technological unconscious - technology became ubiquitous and second nature. The conditions are not comparable to the ones centuries ago anymore, where technology was often grasped as crafting tool.

The compendium features texts by philosophers of technology like Gilbert Simondon, Bernhard Stiegler, Alexander Galloway, Mark Hansen. And also female philosophers from which Katherine Hayles seems important, reading the introduction and the things Hörl says she pointed out in her work.

So far it was promising to read, finally some insights on how to tackle the present in a refreshing way.

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Let's discuss non-electronic gaming. Would prefer it not just bog down in chess and go with nothing else, but we'll see. I know we had at least one German here who played the Dark Eye.

Useful links:

Decent place to pick up .pdf files legally. Also some print on demand. Surprisingly, it's also pretty easy to sift out the average to bad stuff that exists on it.


Great resource. Doesn't have everything, but has most relevant things with some notable exceptions, like GURPS 4e. Mostly exists because those that actually have the power to enforce C&Ds recognise the usefulness of having the first sample free, and the rest either don't care or are out of business or the files are out of date editions .

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I'm forever GM on and off for 7-8 years. Been interested in rules design for about the same time.

DSA/Dark Eye/whatever is known outside of Germany in some circles, but it's also known as being autismal. I really love how it's the biggest game in Germany in spite of, or perhaps because of, its occasionally overwhelming autism.
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Oh, and I missed a game from my list.

>The Frontier
Lightweight d20 system that is essentially a paper Borderlands game with the serials filed off. Might seem like a pointless addition to an already long-ish list of options, but Borderlands 3 came out recently so if someone is riding on a Pandora high, that might really appeal.

Interested parties, just either pick a game or just some preferences. Even if said preferences are theme or what kind of experience you're looking for (crawling, semi-linear campaign, sandbox etc.) and I can get an idea of what systems work for you. That way I can get started on putting together some player aids, brushing up on rules and crap.
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I was not aware it was ever translated and everybody here calls it DSA, nobody sais Das Schwarze Auge. Otherwise I would have used the english title.

Interesting, I always thought D&D was much more autistic than DSA because the only people I knew that would go full autism mode regarding rules were D&D players while DSA players were usually the "yeah, yeah, whatever"-crowd.

Liminal sounds good to me.
I'm also always down for Tolkien, so The One Ring is good too. And Cyberpunk is mighty fine with me, so I'm in for Bodycount.
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I mean in the sense that Rolemaster is considerd autismus maximus. DSA is far more rules-heavy than most of the commonly played games in the world. The exception I'd give is probably 3.PF, but they also have the downside of being 3.PF which yes, is the kind of person you talk about there. I found that 4e guys are pretty cool, and the B/X & OSR guys are ice cold.

And preferences are noted. I'll continue to take note of what potential players are up for and test them in Astral to see if they're going to be engaging using it (how to make theatre of the mind combat engaging over the internet is a tricky question). Then I'll compile a shortlist based on that outcome and see what sticks. I know that the Brick was interested, if you could throw down a couple of preferences mate, that'd be great. No hassle if you've changed your mind though. Also, assuming that he is in, I'm still after maybe 2 more players.
t. hanks

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I've been reading the red mars series, and they definitely got the space elevator wrong.

What do you think is the most efficient space elevator? Please include technical diagrams like so
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There's the halfway option where you build an elevator that takes a launch pad to the edge of space so that traditional launch methods become efficient and economical. It's still pretty fantastic but it's considerably more plausible than building something that goes to the clarke belt, especially a non-areostatic populated clarke belt like what Mars has.
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Uh, no need for a diagram: The station itself should be the weight and the elevator should be placed somewhere on the equator.
No counter weight anywhere, the elevator must be pulled by motor alone. Either one motor on the elevator itself, or two motors with one on each end of the rope.
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this is also S-P-A-C-E suitable
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great series, stayed with me for life because it was such an epic story. As for the elevator, it was written in 1996 so give it some slack.

As I recall the elevator was basically a stretchable construct of tubes connected directly to Phobos that was relatively simple in its construction, but when it comes down it wipes out everything along the equator from its impact - like a whip hitting at full speed across the planet.

megaprojects become less daunting when you can reach a point technologically that you can automate things. If you can build a machine (or factory) that can in turn, build two of itself then basically building anything is only a matter of time and raw materials.

btw have you got the third book yet? It's not as good as the others, it's kinda a space-matriarchy-slutcore society where women run everything for some reason and travel around the solar system getting fucked

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

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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Just take off your shoes inside the home.
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I'm just saying you don't have to talk like a retard and doing so will only attract other retards who start considering it acceptable.

As for grotesque displays of meme like caricatures being in Texas
>The Times Record News reports that the unidentified woman visited Walmart on Tuesday night and grabbed a cake from the store's bakery.

>Walking the aisles, she ate half of the cake before heading to the register, police told the newspaper.

>When asked about the missing half, the woman said that's how she found the cake and refused to pay full price for it, the Times Record News reported.

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The C3S has reported the data for last month: It was the hottest June ever recorded in Europe (and apparently also globally):


>The map of temperature anomalies shown above, based on the latest C3S data, highlights just how unseasonably warm the end of the month was. Compared to the average for the same five days during 1981-2010 (the standard 30-year climatological reference period), temperatures of 6-10°C above normal occurred over most of France and Germany, northern Spain, northern Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and the Czech Republic.
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I want to have a celebration of S-P-A-C-E
Should I make a new thread? I can't remember if there's a thread dedicated to space in the

wait I bet there is

shit this one is pretty close to systemkontra though

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What are your favorite conspiracy theories?

1. The earth is flat
2. 9/11
3. Chemtrails
4. Aids doesn't exist
5. Dave Chappelle is a clone

"But it's all true" incomming
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Christ, the more I read this article, the more annoyed I get. Imagine how fucking shitty he had to be at his job to be fired by Democrats for villifying right-wingers. This is when the Dems had Congress, so yeah, this Salon article doesn't add up. We're also talking about the Obama Administration which kept tabs on various patriotic groups, particularly those connected to the Tea Party movement. This Daryl Johnson must've been let go for sheer incompetence because he's still be employed if he were half as talented at tracking domestic terrorism as this Salon article claims he is.
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Wow the antichrist certainly is trying to move at quite a clip these days


It doesn't make sense to me why they'd be trying this shit now though unless it's just memetic seeding. I am now as I was before pretty much convinced that whatever this dumb "storming area 51" thing that was being talked about before is also a psyop that was pitifully being seeded into some communities. If it started mostly on twitter and shitbook then I am also 100% confident that it is nothing but a psyop.

I can, if ernst likes, elaborate on my genuine beliefs in why I think that unveiling a New Age global cult is one of the final pieces to installing the heinous NWO, which to me perfectly does NOT make sense to be doing it now. Why? The world is totally disunited, the various councils and economic unions haven't even coalesced into any regional governments other than the EU, and no great battle was waged first between the fanatics, and against the atheists, and against the nihilists, until finally, exhausted, the nations of the world come to accept that some unifying spirituality is necessary--and that that one true religious authority for mankind is Lucifer.

But why would they be pulling this UFO shit now? The NAM groups are also pretty weak and disrupted afaik atm.
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>I can, if ernst likes, elaborate on my genuine beliefs in why I think that unveiling a New Age global cult is one of the final pieces to installing the heinous NWO, which to me perfectly does NOT make sense to be doing it now. Why? The world is totally disunited, the various councils and economic unions haven't even coalesced into any regional governments other than the EU, and no great battle was waged first between the fanatics, and against the atheists, and against the nihilists, until finally, exhausted, the nations of the world come to accept that some unifying spirituality is necessary--and that that one true religious authority for mankind is Lucifer.

Go ahead and elaborate. I probably won't know what to make of it, but I'm all ears.
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Well I guess which part of it, for starters. I think the thing to keep in mind is the direction I'm coming from, which is mainly the Book of Revelation, because I see it as truth and all things proceeded from that direction

oh hey there's a spider on my keyboard
I'm not sure how much good or bad juju this is but I let him in and I'm not sure how he got here from the kitchen