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We had a thread on old EC and there were a handful of people trying to lose weight this summer.

Have you made any more progress? Anyone starting to try who wasn't back then?

What are your methods and routines? What is your diet like?

I really wish that German vegetarian poster from KC that yelled at people for avoiding carbs was here. That was always really fun.

Personally, I think my goal of 19 bmi was a bad idea. I don't think there's much health benefit of being that compared to 21 or 22. I weigh what I did at 13 years old now. I'm really happy about that but while it looks good for my stomach it looks worse in other places. I'm probably going to stop here.

I'm most interested in the Finn who had a goal he wanted to reach by July.
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It seems I'll follow through on promises made on EC more seriously than those made to myself.
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Thanks. I can confirm it's the hills hurting my shins. No pain for days, then I tackled the biggest nearby hill this morning and felt it hit when I reached the steepest point. The pain didn't last beyond that moment, so it's still only a minor irritant at this point. Not enough to stop, but just enough to complain about :D.

Congrats on picking up running again. I'll meet you at the infirmary :DDD
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I've reached a new milestone, folks. I'm now working out 5 times a week, burning anywhere between 6000-10000 calories / 25104-41840 kJ. I'm now down to 344 lbs. / 156.036 kg.

It seems to be my fate the common cold kicks my ass every fall or winter. Exercise will have to wait until full recovery. Having lost my sense of taste, I've greatly been undereating the past two days, consuming ≤900 calories / 3765.6 kJ each day. That must've triggered a dizziness spell in the shower this morning, but thank God I didn't injure myself in the process of stumbling around.
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Never would've thought all it took was a can of Progresso Beef and Barley and blowing my nose as I was eating to finally bring it back to life. And I tried lots of different soups and even eating raw cloves of garlic. Alas, they all failed but I am taking this as a sign I'm on the road to recovery.

My diet during my sick period: soups (chicken noodle, sausage and kale, beef bone broth, beef and barley), Icelandic Provisions Skyr, bananas, honey crisp apples, pears, cinnamon tea sweetened with honey, blueberries, pineapple, cotton candy grapes, mulled cider

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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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I'm glad Radio Ernstiwan remains committed to the people.
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The night goes down. Hello, friends from everywhere.
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Todays winner is "Twista - Adrenaline Rush 2007".
In my opinion, which means without a doubt an objective fact, one of the weaker Twista albums.

New to the poll:
Twista - Kamikaze

Next weeks poll:

Like always we start at around 18:00 Germany time, which is in just above 1 hour from now.

Join the Pre-Stream.
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I'm streaming Anime music right now (first hour), maybe /int/-Ernst is of interestings. In UTC:

17:00 comfy music (instrumental)
18:00 boss music  (instrumental)
19:00 Rock
20:00 various
somewhen from 21:00 on: party music.

Have a nice evening!

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Let's play some Minecraft on our /int/ server:
hub.dev-urandom.eu:25565 (version: 1.15.2)

Wiki with more information: http://dev-urandom.eu/
Overview map: map.dev-urandom.eu
IRC: irc.dev-urandom.eu - channels: #chat (ingame chat), #int
Pirate-friendly client: https://tlauncher.org/en/

Basic commands:
/spawn - Teleports you to the spawn.
/home - Teleports you to your home (set with /sethome or by sleeping in a bed like a fag).
/lb tb - Provides a melonblock that can show block changes.

Don't grief and don't be an asshole (obviously). Basically, you can build anywhere, although there are some limitations. There is enough space for everyone! Don't get discouraged by the autism of the server, things will get easier for you later. Also, mods, admins and other players may help you.

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Updated nation map and settlements (credits to caca_de_nariz)!
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Map updated to 1.17.1!
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Borders expanded to [-3300,-3300]x[3300,3300] to include new generations!

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You made an accidental pun in your filename; it's spelled 'crucifixion'.
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Just how genuine works of art are avatars for divine spirits, I believe that bad, ugly art is literally archons posing as statues, paintings, etc.

All such "art" works must be destroyed. And since archons are purely material beings, destroying their bodies will annihilate them permanently. That's how you exorcise archons. And when the archons are destroyed, Divine Totality will be manifest.

Let's start with anime.
No. 60980
Gnosticism is the same load of bullshit as any other religion, so meh.
No. 60984
VINTAGE IS OVER! back to normality...

(actually yesterday, but some final work had to be done today)

time to get drunk

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To discuss ottoman industrial output, among other topics. Now with less soviet union posting maybe
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>Tipu's Tiger or Tippu's Tiger is an eighteenth-century automaton or mechanical toy created for Tipu Sultan, the ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore in India. The carved and painted wood casing represents a tiger savaging a near life-size European man. Mechanisms inside the tiger and man's bodies make one hand of the man move, emit a wailing sound from his mouth and grunts from the tiger. In addition a flap on the side of the tiger folds down to reveal the keyboard of a small pipe organ with 18 notes.[1]
Absolutely ebin :DD
I really dislike the music that goes along with podcast, but it's good
No. 60954
Yeah, that thing has some big dick spite energy. I found the one on the Benin Bronzes the most interesting personally though. Had never heard of the Kingdom of Benin despite it apparently being quite ebin. Like this is from wikipedia about their kingdom's walls.

>They extend for some 16,000 km in all, in a mosaic of more than 500 interconnected settlement boundaries. They cover 2,510 sq. miles (6,500 square kilometres) and were all dug by the Edo people. In all, they are four times longer than the Great Wall of China, and consumed a hundred times more material than the Great Pyramid of Cheops. They took an estimated 150 million hours of digging to construct, and are perhaps the largest single archaeological phenomenon on the planet.
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Also, if the episode about the Gweagal Shield has you curious about Indigenous Australian history, this podcast is really good too. It's just interviews with people about the Indigenous experience with colonisation. What I really like is that it's using a more novel approach of giving the historical people agency as people resisting colonisation instead of relegating them to the passive victim role that it's easy to create.

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In the first Bernard Cornwell book of Sharpe, he murders the Tipu sultan and steals his jewels :D

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Old one is now on systemkontra. Pretty self-explanatory thread.

Our server is at discord.gg/ZGmpJe9

We've got a group together at the moment, and we've been playing for a while now, so know that it is possible to get into this shit even if you've got no experience. Hell, if you're okay with 0600Z starts, you can play with us. Or start your own group if you prefer.

Otherwise, this is the place to talk shit about analogue games that you've been playing/reading/whatever lately.
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Forgot pic
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I'm still a bit confused as to what this game actually looks like when played. Isn't a wargame something along the lines of those hex-based strategic tabletops that take 2 weeks to complete? That photo you posted seems to support that, though without the hex-tiles. I've never played WH or any of that sort, mind you, so my confusion is likely due to me being a compelte outsider on this type of game.

The scenario and bit of artwork looks rad at least.
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Nah, that's just one type of wargame, though hex and counter is indeed a legit subgenre that hits for me :-DDD

Wargaming can also use miniatures and measurements though. Outside of maybe ASL (which is autism incarnate), most skirmish wargaming is done with miniatures though because it's usually more granular and visually appealing. Pics related from something I grabbed from my folder. Title attached in case it catches someone's eye. Game is not one I'd recommend for learning though, it's quite simulationist.

Back to Forbidden Psalm, it's on the lightweight side. The short version of the core game is that each miniature has 4 attribute modifiers that let them do various battlefield tasks where you roll d20+mods vs target number (usually 12), with everything using the abstracted scale of inches. I dunno if that makes more sense.

It's made for fast and simple play, more about having some fast beer and pretzels gameplay, and an excuse to kitbash some cool miniatures (ya boy knows Perry Foot Knights when he sees them, no matter how dressed up they are). I will say that it is on the light side of the 'unsatisfying' divide, but the gimmick of three-sided combat (player v player v 'AI' monsters) means that they can get away with that and have it remain interesting, this is complicated slightly more by players putting terrain down during deployment (basically building and counter-building the board alongside choosing where to put their men).
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Shiet, forgot to gib update. Yeah, I'm free all weekend. Nothing came up. Sorry for last minute nature.

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A thread to discuss China and greater Chinese civilization.
just no anime
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I would say there's no need to worry about anything if you're studying it at university. They'll supply you with all the necessary materials and tell you what you can trust and what you can't.
Also don't be afraid if it's hard at first. You'll get the hang of it quickly. Video related is basically how my first oral exam felt like.
(Oh, and be sure to always analyse sentences properly, find the subject, verb, object and then the rest should come easily.)

I use ankiapp because I have an iphone and therefore have no other options. I think the regular anki software should be fine too.
Some of my classmates use something else but I can't recall the name. That's a website and not an app.
Be sure to check out if your textbook has any pre-assembled decks uploaded by someone online.
If you're using NPCR then you can just download an anki deck and don't have to bother assembling one. (Though it doesn't take much time.)

Don't know if you as a German will have it easier than me as a Hungarian.
The issue for me is that if we think of language as a spectrum between agglutinating and isolating languages, then I'm a speaker of a language at one and trying to learn a language at the other end. But that's probably just me reading too much into it.

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What about evergrande?
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What about it, son?

I did not read it up, only saw some Marxists post about it in a critical fashion as he is no china boo
No. 60976 Kontra
Afaik from what I've read it's a double edged sword because while the CPC didn't bail it out, they also decided to "save" the company by letting state corporations cannibalise its assets, which means a lot of American investment just "fell" into the hands of Chinese state enterprises for pennies, which is probably why the western press was so butthurt about it besides the housing market implications.
I don't know what the actual economic implications of it are though.

Personally I don't think the Chinese themselves are too worried. It's a goal of the five year plan to have an oversupply of housing, which is bad in a market economy, but socially speaking very good, especially how solving the upcoming demographic crisis we in the west failed to solve is one of their key interests right now.

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I played a tremere whoman the first time with the camarilla ending. Yeah unarmed makes a lot more sense in that case. Thank you neonate.
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Okay I just
I just can't.

So first of all I just wish to say yes, Battletech is also a truly lovely little gem. Nothing too inspired about the writing, but it's not insufferable complete shit either so, :shrug: better than I can usually hope sadly and beside, it's the gameplay. Basically modular XCOM units although I really, really wish I could have lances of more than 4 mechs at a time, which often really just boils it down to "mech tonnage go brrrrr". Seriously that's basically it. However I will say that this is legitimately the first wargame I've played in I genuinely can't even remember the last time I actually took note of shit like terrain and elevation like this. It's probably the first time I've actually thought militarily in God, I'm not even sure I ever did like this. So that's also a great plus. It actively forces you to think about shit like hiding in the treelines, elevationyes it's not said anywhere but you get bonuses from shooting down a hill, loose terrain, basically everything about it works but having too few units at a time to really do anything tactical or have better strategy, which is a cryin shame because I can see exactly where even I had 2x3 groups of mechs I could pull off some really neat shit or see the enemy do the same.

So gameplay wise, yes, I am finally back into the groove of just awesome games at night. IIRC Russia in particular was who said writing doesn't matter, only gameplay. While I still disagree, he's absolutely right, you can make up for mediocre story with excellent gameplay, but you can't use shite gameplay to make me suffer the storyone reason I never made the effort to play early Bethesda games.

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The game bogs down past Heavies imo. The changes to some of the damage rules for the game make them more of a chore than they should be. Lots of just bashing at each other until someone falls over. On the table, ammo cooking off, weapon destruction etc. can just end you. Especially in the era depicted in the game. Everything behaves like it's got CASE II which is rare/experimental even decades after the game is set. That pack of 100 missiles you mount cooking off should by the normal rules do damage equal to being hit in that location by the remaining shots, including transferring damage towards the centre. Means that on the table, an Assault mech can be taken down by setting off an ammo bin, especially if it starts off a chain of secondaries (I remember having an autocannon set off a chain of secondaries for 600-odd damage in a game where even an Atlas, being a mech designed to take a beating has 69 internal structure at its maximum, being an explosion in an arm or leg, transferring to side torso and then to centre torso). Secondary explosions and such aren't implemented in as decisive a way in the video game. Their system is fine, but does bog the late game down. Probably a good thing though since I imagine that it takes a certain kind of person to enjoy being given a chance to just lose like that every time you take internal damage.

I shouldn't complain though. Megamek exists after all if I want to fuck with the real thing.
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Not the example I was thinking of, but this is an old screenshot from when I was teaching myself MegaMek.

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Wouldn't the tent have burnt up in that case? I feel like evidence of a fire would be noticeable?
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I may be misremembering details as my total sum of knowledge about this was from three nights in 2015. I can't find anything about it, but I remember coming to the conclusion that there was sort of fire at stove, which caused them to flee the tent by cutting through it. In truth, I have not already figured it all out.
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Fair enough, I think it is generally accepted to be a slab avalanche nowadays but the series brings all the possibilities into something like a conspiratorial force against the hikers, pretty fun representation of a tragedy.
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There was another similar thing where some group of hikers got lost, and apparently in that case it became that shitty damp, wet, humid cold that's still freezing but soaks your clothes and everyone got delirious pretty fast with windchill.

After watching a bunch of stuff about it I'm convinced that it's probably just people panicking in the anti-human environment of Russia. The most suspicious possible thing would be some Biopreparat where they stumbled on some Soviet something they weren't supposed to see but then I'd not see how the Russian authority coverup could possibly end up so bizarre and incompetent to make it one of the most memorable stories of the century.

There's a bunch of stuff people look for XFiles explanations that sadly or not is typically something mundane, like that one lost ship that basically was just an insurance fraud scheme.

What was pretty good is this one dude tried racing around the world in a boat and decided to lie about his progress, so he realized too late he was way over his head and recorded daily logs of his gradual mental breakdown on the high seas

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I wasn't sure were to post this as it didn't really fit into the today or documentary thread so I just started my own.
I've seen a fair few people post blogs on somewhat unrelated threads, and I thought it was a good idea if people just posted on this thread instead of unrelated threads.
Anyway, here is an interesting blogpost about environmental hypocrisy: https://www.ecosophia.net/the-flight-from-nature

Before anyone responds:
>Ecological Spirituality
I agree that 90% of the site is stupid shit but sometimes the literal resident autist Mr. Greer gives pretty scathing critiques of so-called modern "environmentalists".
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I know the ketamine article, but had forgotten it was Palladium. Anyway, this is the one I was refering to: https://palladiummag.com/2020/02/05/jiang-shigongs-vision-of-a-new-chinese-world-order/
February 2020, not 2019.
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Bruce Schneier on blockchain. People who praise crypto currency won't understand it but others might find it enlightening.
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Thanks. I realise that I don't give Schneier enough credit; this article shows that he is damn good at deconstructing complexity and putting it together in a neat and concise manner.
Also, I am of one opinion with him here and while reading strongly felt like reading a narration of my own thoughts on cryptocurrencies from the past few years.
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Yea. I consider Schneier one of those you should listen to becaues you might learn something.

Cryptocurrency was interesting in the beginning. Then I always imagined it to be like a digital hawala system or something. But then exchanges turned up and then asic miners and mining rigs and then everyone had their own special kind of currency that was sort of but not quite like the others. Turns out it is more like digital tulips and the only ones who make money are the ones selling the planters and watering system.