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Today Thread
Today Thread
(Today Thread)
Your friendly thread for posting diary entries.
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Science and technology
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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Random pics #2
Sometimes you may feel the urge to share a pic but you can wait for suitable context eternally.
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What are you guys studying?
What are you currently researching?

Useful sites for everyone in academia:
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in the news
Well I guess previous news thread is on kontra

News Thread
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New videogames thread
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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Music Thread
Old one systemkontra'd
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History Thread 2
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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Question about German grammar
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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Documentary thread
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

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

Documentary is German with English subtitles.
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philo general threda
>Since there is no philosophy threda
here it is.

i was lately toying with a little idea and wanted to hear Ernst's input on it.

As you all may know we have a serious problem with plastic pollution. We developed some genetic engineered fungi capable of breaking down plastics and reintroduce the parts into the "normal" biological cycle. I'm not aware of some genetic engineered bacteria capable of doing such, but let's suppose we have some.

would you introduce these into the wild bio-cycle?

I would tend towards "yes". First, let's try to imagine/determine all possible consequences. Ya, yaha. I know impossible task to do so; just look at what fuckery we did to the australian bio-cycle.
First off, we do not exactly know how fast these genetic engineered bacteria would be able to mutate towards something else. That's a big red flag for most, but this could be monitored and analyzed in closed (as in spacial) studies beforehand.
For the Pro's i would list the possibility of saving tons and tons of life on earth (even human life) and long term stability of the earthern ecosystem. Most likely this bacteria would spread far, prolly across the whole globe, since it has plenty of food, aka plastic trash, everywhere. But it is not only plastic trash it also would break down tools and other stuff made out of plastics. The economic infrastructure would have to shift their production towards other materials, if they want longlivity of their products. On top of that most of the current products would need to be replaced. This would create a new short-ish boom similar to when every household "needed" a fridge.
I would imagine a never-seen-before economic boom worldwide because of this. Sure, current market leaders would have to change or be replaced, but such is life. Plus, the long-term Pro's , if no major fuck-up happens because of mutation, would assure a few more generations of human life possible on this little ball before we need to find a new ball to reside on.

I know, I'm quite blind on my one eye which is supposed to look on the cons. That's why I'm seeking additional input.

I have a few other topics I would like to talk about. Like using Newton and Leibniz as an historical example for the problems intrinsic to the idea of intellectual property.

t. dummernst
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Old one is kontra.
What are you reading, Ernst?
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So,now that the dust has settled, which ideas of Marx have stood the test of time proving him right?

Is it even possible to have a conversation about marx without political shitflinging?

I'm too dumb to give articulate thoughts to this but I'd be interested in hearing what you super smart dudes on ernst think

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Ernstchan Short-Film Club
Willkommen! This thread is for the sharing and discussion of short-films of all kinds.

I would like to start with two films directed by Russian filmmaker Andrei Khrzhanovsky that are of importance and demonstrate the technical level Soviet/Russian animation once operated on.

>The Glass Harmonica (1968)

The first (and allegedly only) animated film banned in the USSR for its depiction of totalitarianism and censorship of the arts. Inherently it has an anti-capitalist message in the role money plays turning people into monsters but you can obviously see what is really at work.

What is interesting about this other than the on the nose message is the use of historical artwork in a surrealist format. It was a very daring film even for life in the Khrushchev Thaw.

>There Lived Kozyavin (1966)

Kozyavin is a simple bureaucrat living in a Kafkaesque world. One day he is ordered by his boss to locate a visitor to the office and proceeds on his mission to find him in the only way a bureaucrat can.

What does Ernst think and does he have any films that he would like to share?
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Cinema and TV Thread v2
Let's talk about kino

Old thread: >>44
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Monetary reforms materials thread
Let's have a thread about various monetary reforms!
You can save here various materials about monetary reforms, that happened over the world.
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Kohl bugs
Kohl is currently getting hacked by a Georgian, he deleted all threads except his

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help fellow ernsts thread
I will start by asking can somebody please teach me how to set up a blog?
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The shiny red title to this thread
Good Morning Euros, it's a new (to)day.
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Ernstchan Music Video Club
Since we have a Short-Film Club, maybe we can also have a thread discussing music videos?

Share exceptional music videos (or any other video connecting visual art with music) that left a notable impression on you!

Please make sure you don't share a video just because you enjoyed the music, use this thread then instead >>594
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Anthropomorphic animals thread
Can we have quality thread on this topic? I honestely dunno what to disscuss specifically - types of anthropomorphism, your favorite pictures, talk about theoretical anatomy and other possibilities, searching for different media with anthro animals.

I don't like all "furry" resourses where I been - not people that I want to talk with, not people who cares about interesting disscution, just some teenagers who jerk off on mediacore quality hentai pics.

Ah yes, to not harm other posters post nsfw pictures under spoilers. Hope there will be people who interested in this thematics as much, as myself. And maybe we can attract to club more new people.
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Hello Ernstchan! Also pet thread.
Hello. Let me introduce me. I used to post on Krautchan, as the bunny chilean bernd. Since it demise a few months ago i decided it was a good time to take some time to do more productive things in my shitty life. Things are going smoother now, so i guess, since i have more time, i could go back and start posting again in some imageboard. After looking wide and long on the new colonies of good'ol KC, i have decided to settle here, for a while. I wish this place was a little more active, since there threads alive from June on the front page, and this place gives me the vibes more than a light version of Northpole than KC.
Since i dont want to waste a thread on a presentation, this is my third bunny. I got it from an old lady who captured her, and gave it to me because she didnt had any space to take care of it. Shes wild, so i had big trouble taking her out of her cave that day.
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Name thread
So I am generally a huge name nerd, always have been. But lately, the trends really puzzle me.

I mean - I'm aware that I'm looking at american ones, but it starts getting absolutely sad. Yeah, I know, I as a Germanic shouldn't complain about noun-names, since we have Wolf and Björn and similar. But at least they go together with the wish of transferring the spiritual qualities of the animal to the child. Or maybe Friedrich - meaning full of piece. That's nice and cozy and something you can wish for your child.

But that? Are those people serious? In America, of all places, calling your child Soldier? That's only one step ahead of naming your kid flat out Gun, what I'm sure has happened already.

For girls, the same applies. I mean I can get behind "Virtue" names like Hope even though I think they're absolutely retarded. But Lace? Owl? Are they serious? We live in an age where we can really search the world's history for the most beautiful and meaningful words and the americans go like "Guess I'll name my kid after a piece of cloth x--D"

And don't even get me started with the retarded double name trend. It even starts seeping here. Some name fit even for developmental troubles like Finn or Ben or Sam, and then a retarded middle name, and whenever the child is referred to, you use both names. Back in my day, we had a baptismal name that is supposed to refer to the Virtues of a Saint, and it's sort of secret and occult, and now people use the "double name" as an excuse to smuggle even more retarded names in there. And they seem proud of it.
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B-movies (99iq)
I recommend you guys get into B-movies (action and drama genres) from the 80s, 90s and 2000s, they are a lot more soulful and much less toxic than the big Hollywood ones with famous actors and cgi like those listed on the other movie thread which makes me want to puke.

These movies often have bad acting but they're based in reality, they have people working at supermarkets and not nonsense. Watching B movies turned my life around, I'd work hard all day then watch them at dinner time. It gives you something to look forward to and something to think about.

Here's a classic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpMLbKoD8Vg
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Fantasy units general
Since an acre is defined as a chain by a furlong (i.e. 66 ft × 660 ft or 20.12 m × 201.17 m), an acre-foot is 43,560 cubic feet (1,233 m3).

Americans, explain yourself!
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Well I guess no one else is doing it so who feels like a webm threda?
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PDF test
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Sports thread
Since we have a general for everything I thought we could also have one for sports. Not sure if even anyone else here is interested but it is worth a try.

Tonight are the semifinals of the World Cup in Handball. I am not a big fan myself but I will be watching the game at 20:30 CET between Germany and Norway. Denmark already made it to the finals about an hour ago by winning against France. So far there was a lot of drama during the tournament because there were very many games to play within a very short time and also because the referees seemed to have been judging in favour of the hosts of the tournament Germany and Denmark. Especially Croatia had reason to complain about that.

Upcoming events are a weekend of football with the FA cup in Britain and the Bundesliga in Germany. During the week we will see matches in the Premier League and the second Bundesliga starting. I am sure there are also matches played in Italy, Spain and France, but I am not involved there much. And on the next weekend, besides many football matches, the Americans have their big handegg cup final.

If your favourite sport isn't listed, please feel free to add your information!
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Alright, so you only have an hour a day, a few times a week, to spend on the weight training. What exercises do you do?
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Going away party
Ernst I will be using an amitriptyline cocktail to end my life. I found this site to be a source of great discourse. I wish you all well.
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Help me leave KC...
Talk to me about the future of European Union.
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Cooking & food thread
Why didn't we have this one yet?
Well, post what you're cooking/eating, discuss food and its culture in general and we may talk about diets as well if you want to.

I'm not a big cook myself but once in a blue moon I like to do it if the process is not too hard or needs too much time. I think the last time I actually cooked something was a south-western inspired casserole, it was extremely fatty because of the massive amount of molten cheese and I felt bad after eating it.
Today I found some older frozen asian vegetables in my freezer and cooked them together with some frozen sugar bean pods and some curry powder, I never thought cooked vegetables without any meat or carbs could taste so well.
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Drawing and painting thread
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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Share what you're listening to!

>Los Mirlos - Muchachita Del Oriente
Psychedelic cumbia from Peru


>Ermeneuma - Nothing Changes
Italian darkwave/goth rock cover of the Death In June song


>Carolina Eyck - Reja
Theremin music supposed to be based on various local folk music traditions from different cultures


>Alexander von Zemlinsky - Die Seejungfrau
Austrian composer of the late romantic era, performed by the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
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Seems like Erntschan of Spring 2018 is back. Whatever you think, I’m happy and hope kohl dies.
This is like KC2011, pure love.
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Fantasy Cartography
Does anyone else have this assburger hobby? Also, feel free to criticize my place-names if they sound silly in your language.
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Which are your hopes and expectations for the WEF in Davos?
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why people think 4chan is bad?
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vidya treda
Old one on systemkontra

Share your vidya games expectations, experiences, wishes, opinions and so on and so on
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So there is still a russian provider operating NMT 450 mobile networks which is a pre-SIM/GSM-technology and enables free phoning a lot.

How many people are using those things, why are they using it (come on, Russia is not bumfuck nowhere in Africa) and are there any more obscure retro technologies out there?
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The All-Embracing Library
Size 177.96GB. I dare to say contains among the best books of their fields and are supposed not to repeat. It is a extremely well ordered collection by topic, and if you compare the size you soon see its value. Topics range from mathematics, physics, psychology, self improvement, survivalism, the best science fiction and fantasy literature, comics, magazines, and more. Magazines takes about 75 GB and there are many youtube videos, documentaries and conferences so you can exclude these if you want to. All books combined takes about 40 GB or so. But i really recommend downloading other stuff too since you can't really find it somewhere else easily. Did I mention is well sorted and contains only the best books?


It has only one seeder left right now. Used to be many more months ago. Would you kindly share this torrent on places like demonoid, piratebay and other imageboards too? That would be good.
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Kohl is an deds
Refugees welcome!
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Wrecked from memories
Anyone else getting haunted by sudden memories and nostalgia, at any moment and any given time, with a soul crushing impact that you have physical reactions like you were punched in the stomach.

It forces me to avoid listeningto music from like 10 years ago or watching movies or shows that resemble the life of past centuries i lived in. I don't know how to handle this shit, maybe because my life now is basically trash and i start to pretend that my life in the past was light and easy-going pls send help
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Today thread
Old one contra'd at the turning of the years.

NYE stories, thoughts or daily struggles, please.

I really have non to tell. Not even a hangover.
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Learning German with TV series
where can I find German TV or just shows (even American blockbusters) with German dubbing AND with German AND with English subtitles?

American blockbusters with German dubbing would be OK (it should be easy to find English subtitles or rent English version of movie)

https://www.schoener-fernsehen.com/ doesn't have subtitles even in German

learning German frog here
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as above just a random walk.
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EU doed
Official wat nou - thread.
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Minecraft /int/ server
I guess speed is fine enough to keep the thread afloat for considerable time.

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

Wiki with more information: http://dev-urandom.eu/doku.php/
Overview map: http://map.dev-urandom.eu/map/
IRC: irc.dev-urandom.eu - channels: #chat (ingame chat), #int
Pirate-friendly client: http://mc.dev-urandom.eu/MC_Open_Launcher-1.1.1.jar

Basic commands:
/spawn - Teleports you to the spawn.
/home - Teleports you to your home (set with /sethome or by sleeping in a bed).

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 can help you.

Join us now and share your autism, you'll be free, players, you'll be free!

Note: If you are affected by an automatic DNSBL ban, post your nickname here or join IRC, so we can take care of that.
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What is Ernst currently reading?

Also further planning of the EC reading group.
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Merry Christmas guys!
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I think that this magazine deserves a thread of it's own. What do you think of it?


And an ironic post:
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Travel and Adventure and Geography
There was a couple of threads on specific thematics - about maps, about trevel for specific countries, about people's culture in different regions, so why not have united thread for everthung like this in one place? Disscus travelling of Ernst and travelling overall, show videos from exotic countries and tell others about place you live in. Interesting places and maps also allowed.
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Internet Adventures
Did Ernst take part in any internet adventures (examples will follow)? Not just by reading but by playing an active role.
What did you do? Do you still think about it? I still think very often about the good internet times, especially because i have many screenshots saved.

I am going to start with 1 thing here but i have more to follow if people are interested in this thread.

In 2011 i found a german nazi dating site on the internet and out of interest i decided to register myself as a black man called Abadi. Because i found the reactions kinda hilarious i decided to make a thread about it on KC /b/ (which was still good at that time) and a few minutes later they had more fake accounts on the site than they had real ones. It took a few more hours for the site to go down and i don't think it came back again, at least it wasn't there when i looked for it the last time.

That's the story of how i took down a obscure little dating site with the help of Bernd.
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Incestuous Clans Discussion
It's mind boggling to me that people lived in these conditions so recently in advanced nations like Canada and Australia. From wikipedia:

The Golers are a clan of poor, rural families in Canada, on Nova Scotia's South Mountain, near Wolfville, known for inter-generational poverty and the conviction in the 1980s of a large number of family members for sexual abuse and incest.

The Golers lived together in two shacks in a remote wooded area south of the community of White Rock, outside the town of Wolfville. Like most other mountain clans, they were isolated from most of the residents of the farming district in the Annapolis Valley and most of the nearby towns. The Goler adults, some of whom had intellectual disabilities, had little schooling and rarely worked. The Golers supported themselves on a combination of social welfare and occasional labor at the many nearby farms, supplemented by fishing and foraging for berries and other fruits.[1] The children were generally forced to perform any menial chores (such as preparing food or removing trash). Garbage was simply thrown into the attic, until it was completely filled, and then the adults would make the children haul it all out.[1]

From about 1980, several of the children had attempted to tell outsiders and authorities about the abuse they suffered, but were disbelieved and returned to their family who punished them.[1] In 1984, one of the children, a 14-year-old girl, revealed the details of a long history of torture and abuse (physical, sexual, and psychological), to a school official. According to further details uncovered by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, this abuse and forced incestuous relationships had been taking place for multiple generations. As the case was investigated, authorities learned that a number of Goler children were victims of sexual abuse at the hands of fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts, sisters, brothers, cousins, and each other. During interrogation by police, several of the adults openly admitted to, and even boasted about, engaging in many forms of sexual activity, up to and including full intercourse, multiple times with the children. They often went into graphic detail, claiming that the children themselves had initiated the activity.[1]
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If you were drafted during Vietnam, couldn't you just intentionally score in like the 5th percentile on the Armed Forces Qualification Test to avoid having to go to war? That's what I would do lol.
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Frog thread
How are we able to actually see sizes of groups up to a certain threshold?

For example, when you would have to count bottles in crates, I bet that you will use groups of 3. You don't have to count that the groups are allways 3 items but know it pretty much apriori, even if we would use another model where you had to count randomly oriented spheres in a rather high packing fraction. Your only problem would be to get confused by the blurry boundary of your chosen group.

This got to be some kind of algorithm. With a group smaller than n where n is determined by your talent 'seeing' groups we are certainly able to kind of track sizes of item-groups, but when n gets bigger, we have a buffer overflow and have to start to count manually again.

How brain works???
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Workers' unions in DACH countries
Can anybody tell me something about them?

I mean unions for graduates of unis, especially in mechanical engineering.

Can foreigner apply to them?
Is membership difficulty during finding new job?

Eastern European frog who wants lower or stagnate wages in DACH countries.
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So why is Orthodox church called orthodox? This name clearly wasn't given y Orthodox Christians themselves.
What's the difference? Disregarding papism? Use of the Latin language and Gregorian calendar? I don't really know.
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Does anyone know how to get published writing maybe short stories? Or how to get paid for writing in general?
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go threda
i can remember that someone mentioned a while ago that he wanted to play a party go over a nice cup of tea. can't exactly remember who it was.

there is a threda over at /b/ where people are playing chess and i thought it would be OK, if we do that over here with go.

If people are not interested, they could simply use the hide thread function :)

what board size do you wanna play?

Playing against me might turn out to not be a challenge, thou. Just to give a fair warning.
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Linguistics General
There is a thread asking about German grammar, but why not make a languages general?

Why aren't you learning a language in your free time? Go for it, it's a good use of time. In a couple of years, you'll have an interesting skill.

I'm currently learning Russian, it's a horrible language crafted by Satan himself. Cyrillic is bad, but cursive cyrillic is just sadistic, it is no wonder that so many people resisted attempts at Russification.


Here is a link if anyone wants to suffer alongside me with Russian.

C'mon Ernst, learn a language!
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Do you want to discuss and formulate the basic points and their extrapolations of Terry Davis' Theology?
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News Thread
Recent events:
-Brazil gets pro-right president Jair Messias Bolsonaro and current political and economical future is currently foggy. There a lot mixed opinions about him, some protests exist. Some people call him as local version of Trump, however in many ways his rithoric much more argessive and he is much more "right" person in geeral. Most of news you can find is from western sources thought, I dont know Portuguese sadly.

-In Russia situation with Chechen-Ingushetia border still strange. Most of protests ended when republican court said that decidion of Ingushetia goverment to shift border was illegal, but Ingushetia goverment said that kinda it was not, and leader of republic who so want to give land to Kadyrov said that will counter this decidion in federal court, even thought by law federal court has no rights to counter this kind of decidions of republic court.

-In India Builded biggest statue in world, 182 meters high of Vallabhbhai Patel, one of creators of India constitution and builders of modern Indian state

-In vatican was found fragments of bones which was suspected to be bones of girl kindnapped back in early 80s, most probably by Italian mafia. Vatikan already said that will give any assistance to police in this investigation.
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is you shitbosting my Bernd ?
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Today thread
Dear diary,
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Chinese Calligraphy
I want to improve my piss-poor calligraphy. I know it takes time, so I'm in no hurry. Any textbook recommendations?
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How are you supposed getting euphoria and fun on New Year celebration if you've got no alcohol?
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Software thread
I think this topic is interesting for Ernsts, considering pretty vivid discussion that happened in Today thread.
From recent news: Durov's Telegram now collaborates with secret services except Russian, because the resistance continues.
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Ernst, do you know how to make compliments?
Let's try and make a complement to Ernst's post above you.
Just imagine someone you love/admire.
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The Uplift Institute Xeno Studies Department
Is there even such a field as Theoretical Xenology? I would propose creating this possibly prone to pseudo academic field with the sub-fields of:
▪theoretical xeno biology
▪theoretical xeno linguistics
▪theoretical xeno materials sciences
and so on and so forth. Do note this is not all as regards intelligent life, as I am ultimately actually much more interested in divergent evolutionary pathways and biology than our own. It only just occurred to me how in any possible human/alien interaction it is probable that a misunderstanding is going to lead to immediate violence in the off chance fear and greed doesn't. For example, when encountering intelligent life for the first time (or any life really) I think that a much more universal thing to do is to slowly and calmly squat down and sit in the lotus position with palms raised. This is or should be considered as the universal grating of "we come in peace" since any hand gesture is much more likely to be interpreted as threatening. This especially includes the "I've got my hands up I'm unarmed!" approach because you will look like this. Of course it is also highly dependent on things like their own articulation since Slav squatting could look like a predatory pounce.

I could only find this sadly

Also this should be a parallel field

It would of course probably end up holding a lot of potential innovation in our earthly human fields too such as materials and technical sciences, culture media and the arts, and sadly also warfare such as tactics and weapons systems, whose design may also be inevitable.

Since language will be impossible with other life forms at least for a time this means we are going to be really almost entirely on body language and patterned energy or chemical emissions or (lack thereof) with everything including wild animals. As such I would think rural dwellers used to dealing with cross species signaling would have the advantage and one thing that would absolutely be fundamentally required for a center of learning or lab would be having things like cephalopods such as Cuttlefish and octupusim for urbanites to interact with as well as pirds such as parrots and ravens, jumping spiders, and ant colonies.

How could a space ship communicate? What would it communicate? Turning the lights on and off in sequences to indicate electron positions in sequence along the known periodic table to establish some kind of theoretical baseline for shared knowledge?
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I am South Korean. AMA?
I am bored and have nothing better to do.

side note; do you know any other good international/European sites/forums?
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Is this board an actual spiritual successor to KC or something else?

Is Krautchan board culture welcome on Ernstchan?
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Today Draad
The old one will vanish in time, so let's continue once more.

My life does not continue any happenings worth mentioning atm.
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Christmas question to southern hemisphere people
How is it to grow up with christmas propaganda films and songs that bring christmas in direct connection with winter and snow while you have sunshine and heat outside?

Also: General christmas thread if you want
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Do anglos really believe in Mackinder's World Island thesis? Do they really believe that Germans would become world super powa if Germans managed to have access to the "heartland" of Eurasia, AKA Russia? I always thought this thesis was silly but I could see why Brits would be thinking like this in late 19th and early 20th century, Germany seemed unstoppable in their growth except that it lacked resources, Brits controlled the seas but lacked direct access to Asian's heartland, it could only try to keep coastal regions from accessing it. One can see why Brits would be worried about anyone having access to the big piece of land that they couldn't, specially if this someone was the fastest industrializing country of that time and if this country stood in between Britain and the "heartland" geographically. Still thinking that Germany would become world super powa by controlling the "world island" seems to be a bit of a stretch, it seems to me brits were merely thinking on how to stop German growth and expansion.

And what about today, is USA really trying to keep germans from doing business with Russia based on the same idea? NATO seems to be more and more a project of polarizing Europe against Russia, but why would USA be so hellbent on that after the collapse of USSR? Sure USA is also resource rich and it all can be seen as an attempt to make of Europe a market reserve for USAian commodities, but they can't seriously expect that Russia will accept being eternally alienated from Europe, which is where it historically belongs.

I don't know, maybe I'm missing something about this thesis, but reading about recent happenings regarding Russia you always stumble on references to this thesis, apparently a good deal of Russian strategists also believe in it or at least believe that this is how USA and England try to keep them away from Europe. But the thesis to me seem to be silly and outdated.
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random question thread
I don't know where to put this so maybe just a random "ask the board" questions thread would work but why in fuck are all my android pictures gone? It's like it is automatically deleting them after a day or few days because everything I saved to my downloads folder mysteriously disappears. My other folders in my downloads folder are untouched including all my pdf files. I cant find any of my downloaded images anywhere from before like yesterday.
Pic possibly unrelated
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Cinema and TV series thread
Let's carry on with our traditionally films and TV series related discussions.

One series that is rarely mentioned in these kind of threads but I enjoy to watch most of the time is Animal Kingdom. It's about a criminal family clan embedded in the Californian surfer subculture.
Croatia Replies: 304, Files: 197, Page: 8
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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What is the Ernst opinion on this man?
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Dachshunds' legs are getting shorter and shorter.
Will we see eventually first mammal snakedog?
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What are your hoest opinions about East Asian women?
I think white men are hot, blondes especially.
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Your argumentation in a reading vs. gaming-discussion
Imagine a situation where you have to argue either for or against the assumption that reading books is the superior pastime in comparison to video games, which side would you pick? At first it seems kinda obvious because reading is the ultimate pastime of the educated, while videogames are for nerdy kids with attention deficit disorder. But on second thought I can't find any argumentation to back this up. The argumentation usually comes down to two points which can be rebutted, for example:

>books stimulate imagination, because you have to imagine the things described
You can argue for the exact opposite: Books are completely static and you have no means of influence on the progress, so there is no imagination involved, while in games you have to find solutions for problems the game presents to you, even choices depending on the kind of game, you have to act resourceful, and you learn to act ith precision during stress situations, which is also a good practice for life. Also: Let's say this is true: Then I suppose the best thing to do is to put even the book away, because then you have to imagine everything, which is... good?

>books are pieces of art and represent some of the finest works of human civilization (a.k.a. the Goethe argument). This can't be said of video games.
Yes, maybe. But this is only valid for a small fraction of books, while the large remainder is trivial stuff. Also: It is kinda safe to assume that computer games will also be recognized as art in the future, just as every other medium has its highlights. Like every other new form of art, the best will stand the test of time and will be remembered for being the masterpieces they are. The fact that this is not already the case can be related to gamers not being around for long enough yet. The oldest ones seem to be in in their 50s now, and it's been maybe 25 years since video games became a widespread phenomenon, so it's just a matter of time when this will change.

I for one am neither a dedicated reader nor a dedicated gamer, I enjoy both casually, so I hope I'm not biased. I just noticed that the public opinion heavily leans towards reading. To make things worse, there seems to be the kind of reader who reads just to appear intellectual and to be able to look down on others - luckily there's not many of them, but you probably know what I mean. Even if it still is the case that the average reader is more educated than the average gamer (which I doubt, since both media offer entertainment for every possible customer group, so I assume the average reader and the average gamer are about equal), I still think it is more reasonable to assume that people who enjoy reading high quality literature might have been on the smart side of humanity before, so it's merely a correlation, not a consequence.

I'd like to hear the arguments you'd bring up in such a discussion, no matter which side (if any) you prefer. Maybe I missed something really obvious, but for me this topic seems to be prejudice-infected, and people tend to feel personally attacked when it comes up, so I'd rather avoid the topic in real life.
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What things do you lads recommend for getting over a cold manflu, other than the passage of time? I had to go home sick from work today but the office is really too busy for me to be taking the whole week off.

I assume that eating half a tin of Christmas chocolates just now was a mistake.
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spooky stories
Spooky stories and assorted information. Does anyone have any good spooky stories?
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Some old nice music
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Today Thread
Today will be a good day
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When communicating in English do you sometimes make mistakes because you often see native speakers make them? Which ones get you?

Grammar and spelling mistakes are really common in with native Englishers online, I imagine that must really mess with people trying to learn. Please discuss this topic.
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Can someone enlighten me about industrial?

It seems to be somewhat elitist, but why do they always choose fucked up environments?
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financial treda
How does one make money online that doesn't involve crypto/SR/camwhoring? like for example, how does one actually start a blog and make money from it? Do you need to set up all kinds of things like bank account, a paypal or whatever, and have advertisers pay you or what?
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Video Games Respawned
Previous deda. Maybe add something to Op post, like some infor or news in next threads so OP post would not be so empty?
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Is this Autism?
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do u like classical music, and if yes, which types? do you attend live concerts? with what frequency?
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Are there countries which are better to live in as a tourist but not as a local?
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Kohl is an deds
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Hello friends
I was banned from kohlchan for 5 days, saying to return back to this place. The things is...i've never been on this chan before, but i will follow mr moderator advice.
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so, anyone want's to talk about overclocking?
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Does Ernst follow any professionally played videogames? To what extend?
From time to time i like watching Quake Live and CS:GO but i don't think i'm interested enough to actually visit any events like many other people do.

Some news:
McDonalds ended it's sponsorship with the German Football Association and instead focuses on eSport now.


The Danish Prime Minister just opened a Counter-Strike event in Denmark with a short speech.

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Liru The Werewolf
Liru is a miracle of the universe.
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I'm not sure where to put this so I guess I'll just use it to talk about zines at least at first. Thoughts on this?

>A ‘zine to inspire truth seeking and soul searching amidst the modern age of nihilism and despair, promoting the ancient principle of the last true rebellion: to be dead to this world and alive to the other one.
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what can observe the nature of a man?
What do you think is a good philosophy that just simply accepts Man for how he is and actually accepts the world for what it is without actually imposing its own rules and laws and observations upon the observed? Do you think that there is any philosophy which is actually objectively truthful and neither attempts to change the nature of the Man or that envisions some "answer" like Salvation to the actual state of affairs, but quite simply observes the natural order of things without necessarily any judgment or cloudiness of vision from personal biases, assumptions, principles, and conclusions? Do you think such a thing is possible?

Do you think that there is any actual philosophy that truly can tell you not to change the nature of a man, or offers some utopian ideal or grim pessimism, but quite clearly sees things for how they are?

And yes I am aware of Sartre though admittedly don't actually know a whole lot about existentialist thought. And I don't just mean Mankind and the self centeredness of much philosophical conjecture but an accurate depiction of simply the world/universe/reality devoid of hopes expectations or fears, and quite simply in utter naked boldness declares "this is how things are" without biased flaws?
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Some time ago I wanted to banter at USA on topic being them a third-world country because water is more expensive than cola. I didn't find the pic and I still haven't :DDDDD, so I didn't post anything at all. Later, during the act of bowing to world imperialism making an order in one fast food chain, I noticed that water is more expensive there as well, what's more - usually everywhere simple water branded bottles are more expensive than cola at Pepsico or Coca-Cola Co. They make us drink sweetened water, they consciously make our bellies bigger so we would want to eat more and more.
Any initiative fire to stop this nonsense and force companies to make carbonated drinks more expensive than pure water because they'd never make pure water cheaper will be extinguished with piles of money, so I just came to outrage.
Thanks for attention.
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At what age did you realize that you have to have saved up 10 times your gross income until you are 65 in order to keep up your standard of living (Booze) in retirement?

Me, 27, 5 minutes ago.
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A child should be recognized as a human being when he is born – and then, too, I have some reservations.

If a child is born blind or crippled, if a child is born deaf, dumb, and we cannot do anything … Just because life should not be destroyed, this child will have to suffer – because of your stupid idea – for seventy years, eighty years. Why create unnecessary suffering? If the parents are willing, the child should be put to eternal sleep. And there is no problem in it. Only the body goes back into its basic elements; the soul will fly into another womb. Nothing is destroyed.

If you really love the child, you will not want him to live a seventy-year-long life in misery, suffering, sickness, old age. So even if a child is born, if he is not medically capable of enjoying life fully with all the senses, healthy, then it is better that he goes to eternal sleep and is born somewhere else with a better body.

We can fill the whole earth with geniuses, talented people, healthy people.

I suggest to create worldwide lobbies to help to understand genetic programs. Man has reached to the moon but he has not made much effort to understand genetic programs. The reasons are simple, because all the vested interests, all the religions are threatened; they know that once the program of the genes is understood, the old cannot exist any longer.

Much more emphasis should be how we can also change the program. We are learning about health, diseases, age, coloring. First we have to learn how to change the programs. A man, for example, may have the mind of a Nobel Prize winner, but the body may be sick. He may not be able to use the mind if the body cannot support it – unless we can change the program. Once we know how to change the program, thousands of possibilities open up. We can give every man and woman the best of everything. There is no need for anyone to suffer unnecessarily. Being retarded, crippled, blind, ugly – all these will be possible to change.

Criminals can be avoided – politicians can be avoided, priests can be avoided, murderers can be avoided, rapists can be avoided, violent people can be avoided. Or if they have some special quality in them, their genetic program can be changed. Their violence can be taken out, rather than teaching people not to be violent, not to be thieves, not to be criminals.
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dear economics and technology pros
Which of the following careers will be automated in the shortest amount of time? Which has the lowest risk of automation?

Dogtor (medicine)
Dogtor (surgery)
Dogtor (researcher)
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Weight loss/Fitness goals diary
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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what is your opinion
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My understanding of Enlightenment
So, today I decided to try meditation again, for the first time in years. It has usually never worked for me but decided to give it a try since my mental state was in disarray after quitting meds.

I listened to a guided mindfulness audio file. Putting all of the mental experiences inside of your sphere of awareness, and simply observing them, something I had already learned to do on my previous tries. But this time, when the session ended, I did something different. Instead of "ending the session", I opened my eyes, and stood up, trying to remain in that state of awareness as I went about my day. And something clicked finally.

I walked around my house feeling not that I am inside the house, but that the house is inside my awareness. There was a half sphere of visual data around me, and an infinite darkness of non visual sensations, such as my body, sounds, and also thoughts. I was observing them all, from the outside, as they emerged and disappeared. I could guide my attention towards any of those sensations, inside this dimension of experience that I was now soaring above of.

Then I wondered, could I do some unpleasant chore, while still being in that state of awareness? And indeed, I could. Reality was now just a window on the wall of my consciousness, that I could look into, or look away from if I didn't want the experience. If before, experience (be it suffering, joy, boredom, impatience, or any other feeling) was like being on the street: within the state of experience, and unable to escape, now it was like looking at the street from the inside: simply observing the experience, whatever it may be, impartially and unperturbed.

And so the same with doing. I was no longer doing things that were unpleasant, or boring, or joyful and addictive. I was simply observing my body doing the actions. I could meditate on the feeling of doing the actions, or of thoughts appearing as I do, or of anything else, but I was never "bored", or "displeased". I was simply observing boredom and displeasure happening to my body. And the body continued with the actions. Just as you may recognize that the street sweeper outside is doing unpleasant work, and observe him, without also "becoming" the street sweeper, without being engulfed and consumed by his experience, I could now simply observe my body experiencing things, without the experience consuming me.

Reality was now not on the inside, but a collection of phenomena on the inside, some good, some bad, but all safely at a distance, instead of close by and ready to swallow me. Thoughts would pop up inside of the sphere of my awareness, some good, some bad, I could dwell on them if I wanted to, or I could cast them aside and become aware of something else.

Turns out, meditation is not like going to the gym. You can not meditate 30 minutes a day and then expect your mind to heal on its own while you are not meditating. You must, indeed, meditate all the time. There is nothing special about sitting, or breathing. You can meditate on the feeling of walking. On the feeling of seeing images change as you turn your head. On the feeling of the water running along the surface of your hands as you wash the dishes. Even on pain. You do not need any special environment or place or anything in order to meditate. You do not need to worry about being distracted or uncomfortable. During my meditation session, the neighbor one floor up was drilling something. In fact he was doing that all morning and all day. I was not annoyed, it did not distract me. Just how I was aware of my breathing, my hands, legs, my thoughts, I was also simply aware of the drilling. Being distracted is simply the unpleasant state of being pulled out of another (perhaps pleasant) state. But you can not be pulled out of something, if you were never in it in the first place. You can not be distracted from awareness. You are aware of the "distraction" entering your consciousness, just as you are aware of whatever it was that you were doing.

I long theorized of this state (and posted them in my diary and on EC), the separation between thoughts, experiences, and the observer self being aware of those experiences, but never part of them. But theorizing is not the same as being. This time, I was being it. I also theorized a lot and longed for attaining "meaning", or finding some kind of "revelation" that would let me enter a state of bliss. The solution was, in fact, the opposite. Not to traverse the dark forest of thought and feeling, trying to find something that you are not sure of what it is, or whether it exists. You would get lost, and I did. The solution was, in fact, to simply soar above the forest. Look at it, appreciate it, but never get lost in it.

This desire to find a blissful state of fulfillment was, in fact, the cause of my suffering. Some say that meditation is a way to escape suffering. That is true, but it is also a way to escape joy. When people think about "escaping suffering", they usually think about where to escape the suffering TO. And the answer they have is joy. When you are in joy, you are not in suffering. But the answer is to not run from suffering into joy, but to let them happen as they do, while you the self are not "in" them, but they are in you, being observed.
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Why is it that, no matter the country, members of the jewish religion/race almost always find themselves at the top/near the top of positions of immense power. It isn't even exclusive to government roles or roles in the private sector - it happens in both! Russia is perhaps the clearest example as so many of the oligarchs are j*was. Now I ain't making value judgements here, but just asking who benefits and why is it so!
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Ich bin Student und studiere Völkerecht. Können Sie mir bitte mit der Hausaufgabe helfen?
Ich habe 2 Fragen, auf denen ich mit 5 Sätze antworten muss.
  1. Woran es liegt, dass die CSU in den letzten Wahlen in Bayern 10 Prozentpunkten verloren hat?
  2. Warum sind die Grünen in konservativen Bayern beliebt wie nie zuvor?
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WWI ended 100 years ago to this hour. Imagine the feelings of your forefathers in this moment, European Bernds.
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Today Thread
Old one when kontra.

For days now I'm waiting to get sick but I just stay with a sore throat and some coughings.
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Did anybody here get conscripted or join your country's military voluntarily?

What were your experiences? If not what are your thoughts on it anyway?

Also feel free to discuss military stuff in general ITT I guess
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Ernstchan Anti-Natalism club
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Quality internet sites
What websites does Ernst frequent other than EC?

I used to spend a lot of time on different topic related internet forums and websites but then i got a slave to chans somewhere around 2006 or 2007 and i left the other internet behind.

Nowadays are Nu-EC, Youtube, Wikipedia and, as a guilty pleasure of mine, Reddit the only sites i regularely visit (next to some porn sites)

I have no idea where the hate for Reddit comes from by the way, if you ignore the comments underneath the content there are some pretty fun subreddits.
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what is your highest level achieved in academia?
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Do you know about the "American Nihilist Underground Society"?

"ANUS was started in 1987 by Spinoza Ray Prozak and Chromatic Death, with L.B. Noire, Royal Flush and The Innocent joining one year later. From 1987-1992, ANUS ran a series of highly celebrated free speech/non-taboo bulletin boards that attracted hackers, metalheads, activists and artists.

After several run-ins with the law and others who found the idea of non-taboo/free speech/free thought disturbing enough to censor it, from both left and right, A.N.U.S. regrouped as we tried to find a way to explain our vision. Eventually, the thought process of our founder -- a somewhat unique interpretation of nihilism -- grew into a full-fledged philosophy which we have been trying to explain ever since.

From 1991 to 1995, A.N.U.S. maintained an internet presence through an FTP archive, overlapping a web server from 1993-1996 that was later supplanted by the anus.com domain name. Since 1996, A.N.U.S. has continued growing at its current address and has been busily offending newspapers, governments, wikipedia and keyboard warriors alike." - http://www.anus.com/zine/about/

They have a bunch of really interesting articles - http://www.anus.com/zine/articles/
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Slavic discussion
What are the types of characters you meet in Ukraine or Russia that you wouldn't meet in the west?
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What role do imageboards play in our time?
Are they comparable to the secret societies of old days?
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News Thread

>Brazil’s oldest and most important historical and scientific museum has been consumed by fire, and much of its archive of 20m items is believed to have been destroyed.

>The fire at Rio de Janeiro’s 200-year-old National Museum began after it closed to the public on Sunday and raged into the night. There were no reports of injuries, but the loss to Brazilian science, history and culture was incalculable, two of its vice-directors said.

>Rio’s fire chief Colonel Roberto Robaday said the firefighters did not have enough water at first because two hydrants were dry. “The two nearest hydrants had no supplies,” he said. Water trucks were brought in and water used from a nearby lake.

Fucking Brazillians. I am actually mad that they managed to destroy this beautiful museum with a bunch of Portuguese artifacts brought from Portugal by their first Emperor to the ground. The museum was also previously used as the palace of Portuguese kings when they fled to Brazil.

Feels bad.
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Mathematics learning
Hello Ernst. First of all, I apologize if this is not an appropriate topic, but Ernst currently has a crappy job with a good title that can possibly be leveraged into a sort of analyst job. The issue Ernst has, though, is that it's been ages since he has done any sort of actual math and would need to greatly strengthen his mathematical skills of he was to be marketable for such a job. Does a fellow Ernst have any resources or tips to do this? Or any sort of other advice? I know it'll probably be months or years before it bears fruit, but I want to improve my lot in life.
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Which statement is true?

a) Communicating in written form is flawed. You miss a lot of context and messages (like from body language). The chance for misunderstanding is therefore high. Communicating face to face is more efficient and clear.

b) Communicating face to face is flawed. You get distracted and manipulated by personal features of your couterpart (like charisma, charm or humor). Only the written form is failproof, exact and to the point. Everything beside the actual exchanged words in a face to face communication is subject to manipulation, especially by charismatic people.
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Recently I came across an interesting article making the argument that nuclear weapons have been and will continue to be irrelevant. Not just in practicality but the very idea of their use being a paranoia of a post-1945 world that saw WWIII as inevitable. Instead, the author finds our fears of such weapons have proved far more detrimental with preventative action against Iraq being an obvious example. Such an opinion remains controversial but also something backed up by growing historical evidence.

I was wondering what Ernst thoughts were on the subject and nuclear weapons generally. We are after-all looking at a world of increasing proliferation and even the threat of a pre-emptive attack remaining on the horizon. This ultimately poses another question of whether the international community should prevent the spread of nuclear weapons at great cost rather than trust ourselves to not obliterate one another. If Iran rushes for the bomb and it becomes common knowledge, should they be stopped? Is it simply too naive to assume that no nation will ever use nuclear weapons again?

Personally, while the biggest fears of nukes were disproved simply by you reading this, I feel that all the same they have an enormous impact. Even if it might be irrational when looking at it on paper, it matters as a counter-balance to masses of Soviet tanks or American air-power. Equally it matters that nukes effectively guarantee security against intervention in a world broadly interested in protecting basic standards of international human rights. If we're looking at an age of growing international government it stands to reason that nuclear proliferation will prove ever more dangerous to a rules based order.

This post feels low-quality but I've already drawn the picture.
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Ernst, I pretty much hate green politics.

Look, I'm a quite green person myself. I want to save the planet from fucking up it's weather cycles, I want to clean oceans, fresh air and water for people and animals, especially in asian regions. Meanwhile I life in one of the countrys who have all the means and status to help humanity to achieve this.

But what do we do? Green politics. And people don't even get how much bullshit wellness circle jerk politics it is for some 'innovative' companies nobody really needs in countries like Germany.

If we would take the meme CO2 'production' as a benchmark, we can clearly see how we just contribute something like 2%. This clearly correlates with the wealth and technological competence of a nation. Especially countries which are on the way to become somewhat first world tier, contribute massively to climate change and especially sea and air pollution.

So what do we need? Sure! More solar panels and pinwheels in countries like Germany which don't fucking contribute to le climate change whatsoever. Meanwhile India is fucking up the environement beyond repair (because they don't have a choice to make it different, silly) and we don't think for a second that the green policy with the most impact would mean, that we have to send e.g. air filters or osmosis filter to india and with that the personal to teach them how to maintain such tech. For free! Tax paid! That would the only thing that would help Le Planet, but nooo, that's so uncomfortable. I mean sure I like earth and shit but buying fair trade ginger aloe vera latte gotta be enough right? Let's jerk off together some more be like totally green and stuff and care about what kind of fucking fuel our cars use.

It's like if I would grab plastic bags in the woods every day to save the trees, but every wednesday a truck comes by dumping 20 tonnes of plastic but I would never ask the driver why he does that and what we could do about it.

Ernst, I may be wrong in many details here, but on the baseline you get the idea what massive rubbish so called green politics is right?
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Old tech shows
What are interesting old tech shows?
Not shows about old tech, but old shows about tech.
I found Micro Live, and I want more. Any shows from that time period? Preferrably in English or English subtitled at least, but any language goes.
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"The second great evil of a Tramp's life - it seems much smaller at first sight, but it is a good second - is that he is entirely cut off from contact with women. This point needs elaborating. Tramps are cut off from women, in the first place, because there are very few women at their level of society. One might imagine that among the destitute people the sexes would be as equally balanced as elsewhere. But it is not so; in fact, one can almost say that below a certain level society is entirely male. The following figures, publishes by the L.C.C. from a night census taken February 13th, 1931, will show the relative numbers of destitute men and destitute women:

Spending the night in the streets, 60 men, 18 women. (this must be an underestimate. Still, the proportions probably hold good -G.O.) In shelters and homes not licensed as common lodging-houses, 1,057 men, 137 women. In the crypt of St Martin's-in-the-Fields Church, 88 men, 12 women. In the L.C.C. casual wards and hostels, 674 men, 15 women.
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I'm trying to self-teach myself piano and it's not going well (no surprise there).
I have basic knowledge on correct hand position and movement also I know elementary music theory.
Currently, I'm trying to learn a new piece - Aquaria Ending
and I've doubts about correct fingering for the left hand.
The problem starts right at the start when I need to jump from A to B flat (pic 1)
I've tried to land on 5th finger, but it is quite thin so it slips very easily from a black key;
now landing on the 4th finger is more stable but where do I go from there? If I play F with the second finger a lot of tension is unavoidable.
Playing F with thumb and then going over it with 2nd on B flat and finishing with 5th on F (pic 2) sounds fine but feels overly complicated since I need to move my arm a little up and to the side from the shoulder to complete the thumb over motion.
Sure there is a simpler solution that I'm not seeing.
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Today Thread
Since previous one systemkontra'd.

So, conquerer of all russia from previous threada, do you have some vision, ideology, or goal? Or you just waked up and after some histry books thought that you want to be A LEADER and make something GREIT again? I ask since I sometimes have feelings kinda like that for myself but it obvious that all this is just meme dreams.
Russian Federation Replies: 304, Files: 104, Page: 13
Now as far as I know, Linux can update on the fly because it only runs a process with an actual hard copy of the data the process needs.

This means you pretty much never have to restart a GNU/Linux machine.
Why is not every other OS doing the same? It's embarrasing.

Is there a good reason not to do that or is it impossible to implement it into your OS even after a quazillion of updates (which you can count because they lock you out of your pc every time :DDDD)

I think this can be an OS - general, but please eggsblain.

Pic 2 is IQ 89 but still true on most levels
Germany Replies: 34, Files: 9, Page: 13
How do not revert to being overweight?
Right now I am overweight, and the only solution to slim down is lower calories consumption. Whenever I reach my desired weight, I can greaten calories consumption, but not too much. How long should I follow calories consumption, so my weight wouldn't blow up again?
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Far, far beyond the island
We dwelt in shades of twilight
Through dread and weary days
Through grief and endless pain


R.I.P. Power Metal. You will never be this good again.
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Things foolish people say about geopolitics:
>Russia is weak because it has a smaller GDP than Italy
>China will surely overtake the US as the great world power
>Trump/Kim/Putin might start a nuclear war because he's so crazy
>We're going to run out of oil soon
>Don't them ISIS, call them Daesh because they hate that
Korea, Republic of Replies: 4, Files: 2, Page: 14
ebooks sharing and requests thread
Hey I just realized we don't have an ebooks thread. ebooks threda? ebooks threda.
United States Replies: 25, Files: 60, Page: 14
How to watch Youtube safely, Ernsts?
Hooktube has dropped their search feature, and I don't like using Youtube raw, because it analyzes my watched videos and pushes me "Recommended videos". Though, it doesn't mean that Hooktube didn't do that, but at least they didn't recommend me anything.
If there is some way to watch Youtube through browser aside watching Youtube in private mode windows or using youtube-dl, I'd highly appreciate it.
Russian Federation Replies: 19, Files: 8, Page: 14
-Observe your breath
-Drink only water (and enough of it)
-Cut your internet consume to a minimum
-Don't hesitate to make small steps, you gotta start somewhere
Germany Replies: 19, Files: 8, Page: 14
Video Games continues
Because previous one systemkontra
Russian Federation Replies: 302, Files: 160, Page: 14
Do you like ahegao?
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Memories Thread
It is said that just before death the brain recalls its strongest memories.
When you'll be on deathbed, feeling life slowly leaving your body, what will be the memories you're likely going to recall?
Russian Federation Replies: 68, Files: 47, Page: 14
Does a wolf shame God by filing down its canine teeth to eat grass with the lambs?
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What letter Arabs and Jews are told to say at dentist? They don't have vowels in the alphabet, do they have consonants which are pronounced with wide opened mouth?
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I just found out about this board. I am happy. Reposting an IWO from some months ago because happiness
A park in Lima City
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Anyone interested in doing this class together? Seems like a straightforward intro to machine learning.


I chose this old english man for inspiration
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"The archduke was also very satisfied with the development of the order. "Today, undoubtedly, we succeed in reviving the Central European identity. You can see that in our committees and in our growth. "The knights must defend their values, their land and their continent. "Some of our new, newly invested knights are in the front line. Therefore, I would like to welcome two of my recently invested friends from Ukraine here. They are two highly decorated generals who have both rendered outstanding services in defending their European country against Russia. I'm glad you're both here, "the Grand Master explained with thunderous applause."


Why aren't you an imperial European knight yet?
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The Opioid Crisis
The day finally came this week. I just found out today that my junkie "cousin" fatally OD'ed two days ago. I put "cousin" in quotes because my mother was adopted. My mother knew exactly where she stood as her adoptive parents were quick to tell her, "Blood is thicker than water." After hearing the refrain throughout much of your life, you grow bitter and disgusted, but frankly, we're both thankful to God we share not one drop of blood with these people

My cousin was a malignant tumor given a human shape. Because of this woman's terrible childhood, grandpa pitied her endlessly. Even as recently as a year ago, he kept saying, "She's just a big kid," because she would always be the 5-year-old girl he'd stare at on his refrigerator door. I don't know what inspired her to take drugs, but I can tell you that she indeed suffered the worst possible circumstances growing up. Her father committed suicide before she was six months old. Her mother is a consummate grifter who shacks up with the lowest of low lives.

My cousin's teenage obsession with Kurt Cobain partly explains her inclination towards hard drugs, but she grew up with an endless stream of pain. She either decided early on that her prospects in life would be minimal (her mother did frequently berate her) or perhaps she simply had no interest in being productive, and what better way to explore new sensations than continually ingest newer and newer highs. Getting high simultaneously helped alleviate the pain of her childhood trauma and kept her close in spirit to the celebrities she idolized. Her grandpa would unconditionally support her, so the incentive to grow up simply didn't exist. In the end, grandpa viewed his granddaughter as a child who desperately needed to be nurtured.

In the beginning, grandpa afforded my cousin a mobile home near some of her school friends. Despite the town being economically destitute, she still wanted to stay in touch with the same circle of shitheads. Meanwhile, grandpa routinely paid for her various expenses, from utilities, phone plan to even toiletries, all while she received welfare. She also solicited under false pretenses so he'd give her beer and drug money for her and her friends to party.

After years of grandpa's support, she caused him absolute grief, from stealing from friends, hanging out with petty criminals and dope fiends, getting in trouble with the law and ruining his credit by running up debt on his cards, forcing him to lie to the credit card company (he claimed ID theft) to protect her.

Within the past five years or so, my cousin became deeply addicted to heroin and started doing anything she could to feed her habit, including stealing some of his antiques, stealing his social security checks and forging signatures to cash them, stealing from friends and even getting one of her dope fiend friend to screech and harass him into giving up family heirlooms, most notably grandma's ring. After allegedly three hours of verbal abuse, he finally caved in and surrendered the ring. She and dope fiend stole his car to pawn the ring and used the proceeds to buy drugs. One time, a dealer even came by grandpa's house to collect an owed debt.

After enough abuse, grandpa finally mustered the courage to call the cops and had his precious heroin addict put in rehab for a month. After she got out, she immediately went back to her old tricks, doing drugs, stealing from everyone she knew and doing everything to keep her heroin supply steady. She even found newer ways to solicit money from grandpa, such as buying pet food for her starving dog, which she would then return for heroin money. As this all happened, she shoplifted, leading to her getting caught one time and pulling a "I DINDU NUFFIN!" After enough grief, he called the cops, had her arrested and got a restraining order.

A month went by without a word from my cousin, but being full of hard luck stories, she came back into his life and continued the drug routine. In that time, he befriended an empathetic cop. One night, she came home after having stole his car to make a drug run, banging on the door and cursing noisily. The cop greeted and promptly arrested her. As she sat in jail, she wrote him a letter, demanding he rescind the restraining order, effectively leading to law enforcement revoking her bail.

She was then sentenced to 6 months (it took two months for the case to go anywhere because her lawyer kept forum shopping) and was finally free around Christmas time. Since that time, she was living in the old bastard's house and continued to live her days partying and stealing from friends.

Then, her biological mother moved in and the conditions of grandpa's house deteriorated rapidly. Prior to OD'ing fatally, she had previously OD'd at a friend's house which put her in court-ordered rehab for three months. In a move that surprised everyone, grandpa finally pressed charges for stealing which put her in jail for about a month. She fatally OD'ed within one week of getting out.

Frankly, I don't have it in me to gravedance. All I can say is what a waste of life.

So tell me, how do you feel about the opioid crisis? Do you know anyone in your life affected by it?
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Does ernst keep any exotic pets?

Spider courtship is fascinating. It is also strangely satisfying watching spiders tapping

Look at this poor ernst spider at the end https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7qMqAgCqME

Let us pet some invertebrates

In my experience bees are especially pettable. They're normally pretty laid back about being pet by humans both carpenter bees and honey bees. Do note: I am talking about actual bees, not wasps. Wasps tend to be way more ornery and like acts will try to attack your finger. Unlike ants they actually hurt. Petting moths and butterflies can be dangerous to the insect because it can rub off all their scales especially wings. You'll notice if you hold or capture one you'll be coated in the sheen of their scales.

Pretty C&A though https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t4psCxa5L0
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Mental illness (temp thread)
How many of whom you speak to "online" are mentally ill? Most of them

Since discovering imageboards in 2003 I know from experience every user of every imageboard devolves into this: https://kohlchan.net/int/res/920547.html

Every thread they participate in eventually becomes dominated by this

What's the answer? The internet held no answers for people with "lost years due to internet browsing" and it still doesn't. And people still don't understand time spent on the computer isn't real life, but the time lost is real. So can either people get on with it and make the best of what they have or can they create an online community for people with lost years, to leave boards for those not in a depressed state.
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I was sure we already had a thread about math, but I can't find it in the catalogue. So here is a new one.

And I'll just start it off with a question that I have trouble finding a conclusive answer to:
In a vector space the subspace spanned by the rows is perpendicular to the kernel, it is also orthogonal to it; is there a difference between perpendicularity and orthogonality of subspaces?
This relates to: If I have brought a matrix into rref with Gauss-Jordan, I can simply read a basis for the column space from the first r pivot columns (r being the rank of the matrix) and I'm wondering if I can read something about the basis of the kernel from the remaining columns (or rows?).
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How do I even start eating this? I can't find the courage to open the first please help.
Open to suggestions on how to put wise limits on myself too, I really can't afford catching diabetes.
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Burger Brötchen
Der Faden wurde von kc hierher verlegt, weil der Kadsen-Servierer wieder nicht funktioniert.
250 g Mehl
5g Salz
1/2 Würfel Hefe
90ml Wasser +10ml Milch (lauwarm)
40ml Butter (geschmolzen)
70% von einem verquirlten Ei
...Werden miteinander verknetet.
Austria Replies: 13, Files: 17, Page: 15
What happened? Why did it go down? Why is it back?
Canada Replies: 17, Files: 4, Page: 15
Hello, Ernst.
I'm still looking for volunteers to draw some matches.
I watched yesterday's spectacular display and tried myself if I can do one. Well, here it is. I really liked the first Spanish goal would have been nice to immortalize it but that would too much of a test of my untrained ball drawing skills.
I don't see a World Cup thread so maybe Ernst doesn't follow it, but maybe some does. I'm gonna watch today's Argentina - Iceland derby, you could join if you wish on End.
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Fugger (German pronunciation: [ˈfʊɡɐ]) is a German family that was a historically prominent group of European bankers, members of the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century mercantile patriciate of Augsburg, international mercantile bankers, and venture capitalists.


fug :---DDD
Finland Replies: 8, Files: 6, Page: 16
Let us have a slang translation and sharing thread. What does сасай mean?
United States Replies: 12, Files: 5, Page: 16
Today thread
What are you going to suffer today?
Russian Federation Replies: 308, Files: 124, Page: 16
Kill printerest
Hello Ernst,

How to block printerest?
It's the worst shit site ever and its google optimization is very good.

Very often I get excited that I found something on google, click on it and it's fucking printerest with a super generic page.

So I may ask, how to kill it? I could add it to the host-file, but it wouldn't make it vanish from google.

What is printerest even?
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Is any Ernst here into Trading? Be it stocks, currencies or whatever else cryptos are gay

I just sold my ADVA Optical Networking stocks because they went trough the roof in the last few days and i wanted to profit before it goes back down.

I still own stocks of the companies Steinhoff International and Telefónica Deutschland.

Steinoff is pretty much worthless right now so buying a few hundred stocks is cheap and there's potential upwards.

How about you?
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What's with SJW agenda lately? Why it's pushed so hard? Do megacorps want to get filled woth unqualified cheap workers in the name of diversity?
Several days ago they considered "master/slave" terms in Python offensive.
Now they accepted CoC in Linux kernel.
I don't think this is healthy behaviour.
Russian Federation Replies: 38, Files: 3, Page: 16
Random pics
I found this pic in Livejournal post about old ZIL museum.
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An article in Foreign Affairs last month hypothesising a coming battle between liberal democracy and digital authoritarianism had a paragraph that has really stuck with me:

>Even the mere existence of this kind of predictive control will help authoritarians. Self-censorship was perhaps the East German Stasi's most important disciplinary mechanism. AI will make the tactic dramatically more effective. People will know that the omnipresent monitoring of their physical and digital activities will be used to predict undesired behavior, even actions they are merely contemplating. From a technical perspective, such predictions are no different from using AI health-care systems to predict diseases in seemingly healthy people before their symptoms show. In order to prevent the system from making negative predictions, many people will begin to mimic the behaviors of a "responsible" member of society. These may be as subtle as how long one's eyes look at different elements on a phone screen. This will improve social control not only by forcing people to act in certain ways, but also by changing the way they think. A central finding in the cognitive science of influence is that making people perform behaviors can change their attitudes and lead to self-reinforcing habits. Making people expound a position makes them more likely to support it, a technique used by the Chinese on U.S. prisoners of war during the Korean War. Salespeople know that getting a potential customer to perform small behaviors can change attitudes to later, bigger requests. More than 60 years of laboratory and fieldwork have shown humans' remarkable capacity to rationalize their behaviors.

I was wondering, do you notice yourself engaging in any behaviours as a response to the knowledge that you're potentially being watched or that certain things may trigger an algorithm? Perhaps you're about to order large quantities of fertiliser but then remember you don't want a visit from the police (https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/marrows-terror-giant-vegetable-grower-731367).

I've certainly noticed that I stop myself at times from asking certain questions of google and instead rephrase the request. In real life I'm also constantly aware whenever I go near government buildings or the ring of steel in London that my movements are being tracked and that I'd better at least pretend that I'm an upstanding human being.

Also: Hello, Government Agents. I think you'll find we're all a bit too...Cerebral to be of any threat. Feel free to come and chill with us though, I imagine the reams of data you have to read through must get a little tedious.
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There won't be any better movie premiere in Poland than this.

It will be a movie about negative side of Catholic Church including hypocrisy, pedophilia and greed of this institution. National TV and catholics is throwing shit at it while more and more people buying tickets for premiere shots.

feels good man
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What is your opinion on Lee Kuan Yew?

I find it interesting how he managed to turn Singapore, a backwards fishing village, into a thriving modern city-state in a single generation through fascism.
Australia Replies: 14, Files: 7, Page: 16
Today threda #5 or maybe #6
Autumn is finally here.
Come in, Ernst, grab a cup of tea and tell us about your sufferings.
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Why is buddhism considered a religion
Does buddhism have a philosophy that is actually secular? After experiencing many sufferings© i noticed that the approach to try to understand suffering seems to be how buddhism was formed.

What i understood so far from reading into it, is that some dude named Siddhartha about 500 years b.c. experienced sufferings and decay, then thought about it and came to the conclusion that nothing has any real value in life as everything will be gone sooner or later. He then just wanted relief from suffering and some peace of mind and concluded that understanding the reason for suffering and avoiding them for the future is the key to achieve it. Maybe as an example of how i understood it, if someone insults me but i then understand that he only insulted me because he was scared about something, i would not get mad about it. Also i would get less upset myself if i think for a moment and try to understand why exactly i want to insult someone else and then don't bother to do it anymore. Kind of like performing psychotherapy on yourself.

So he put this ideas together, but not like a prophet, more like "these are some of my ideas feel free to improve them". Which makes me wonder how this evolved into a religion. Most supernatural ideas surrounding it (like being reborn) were ideas that already existed in the area before Siddhartha and were attached lateron so they blend better into their current culture.

Also if the core of buddhism is just a bunch of ideas on how to avoid some sufferings for your life, i wonder if it actually works or is more the kind of autosuggestion where you just tell yourself everything is fine.
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Dinosaur Pics
Please, post some good artwork with dinosaurs. Here, I'll start. Thank you.
Germany Replies: 5, Files: 6, Page: 17
Why on God's green earth did I have to find ernstchan.xyz?
When KC went down I thought I was free, until I found EC... and then it went down as well. Then, I thought, finally I am free. Surely this is the end.

I can go out in the world and be the productive person I've always had the potential to be. No more will I slave away at a job I don't care about. I will start my own business, even invest into stock & forex. Live life for its own sake; enjoy my time on this earth and treasure the memories of life actually being lived! And when I look back, I will see my former life as a shadow of my current self—like a dream or a second gestation.

Curse my rotten luck!
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Do you think there is a network of human minds independent from the Internet which exists on the Earth? Can it be that our minds traverse there, as we lose our bodies?
I was watching "We are number one" videos, though I didn't think to. Later I learned that this guy has died today.
What can you say, Ernst?
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Agricultural societies provides humans with large amount of food that they can store. Since they are able to do that they can produce more offspring. As more and more humans come into existence a strict hierarchy is necessary to control the people. As humans place more and more social chains on other humans it causes many problems within the societies.

As agricultural societies produces more and more food it allows other humans to pursue other activities. These pursuits consists of many things but they all contribute to increasing the complexity of societies. As societies become more and more complex it means more and more social chains are introduced thus causing the humans to lose more freedoms.

I think from this we can see that large scale agriculture societies are the seed that will produce the many illness that we now face in modern society today. I think that for the price of abundant foods is not worth having if humans loses more freedom.

Agricultural Societies may not seem evil if you look at the immediate benefits but if you look at the big picture you will see that Agricultural Societies results in Overpopulation, Environmental Degradation, and Advances in Dangerous Technologies.

That's the price for abundant foods. Humans were too short sighted to see the disaster awaiting them when they decided to go for the easy route of Agriculture over hunter gatherer.
United States Replies: 46, Files: 21, Page: 17
does anyone know the song on this ancient webm?
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Today treda #XYZ
A new day, a new dawn.

make your blogpostings
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"Socialism with Chinese characteristic" is an often repeated phrase from the Chinese Communist Party. What is Chinese characteristic?

Well, if you take a look at the current chinese society it'll reveal a lot of things. You see in China today there are many millionaires and billionaires, this would have been unacceptable under the old CCP. Not only that Chinese people in general are no longer the socialist of the old CCP but back to the old greedy simple chinese. So you can see that Greed is obviously a chinese characteristic.

So if I change the phrase into, "Socialism with Greed" we now know what the CCP meant. Socialism is just sugar to cover up the actual Chinese trait, so if I remove the socialism you are basically left with Greed. So China is just like many western Countries but they are willing to take extreme measures and sacrifices to become rich.
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»stupid question«s threda
hello Ernst and Ernadette,
ima got stupid questions lots of much. lately i was doing thinking 'bout the new EU privacy data laws. i may have to go far afield to explain question:

if I create data via a physical action like a simple click, there is an algo analyzing/interpreting this physical action. e.g. if i do my click, this is the first data point i create. now an algo is checking "where on earth/GUI dat click be?" and if i happen to hit a like or dislike button, this is another data point i created. today algos do not stop there; they generate more data and interconnect all data points they could gather, including bought data points from 3rd parties.

the key point here is:
you need algo to interpret physical human action as data point.

now, a while back, there was a threda about alphabets "here you can get »all« data we collected about you" and i was curious and checked it. i noticed a hard cut. they no sent all data algo generated out of my physical actions. they just sent data of the first layer algo. (e.g. there was no data explaining how pic happend)

my stupid question: they no EU law conform, 'ight?

they no give me all data »I« generated. Or is EU law stupid wording in the sense of "if interpreting algo be much complex, that is longer than X chars, algo be more owner of data than human behind physical action"?

another follow up question: if no conform, dey need pay X% of profit for each individual or need pay just once? if first: we kill?

thanks in advance Ernst and Ernadette.

me really curious; but me assumes: EU law wording stupid without consistent logic.
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Theft 2 charge
I was detained last night at a store and a cop was called. Cop only gave me a court date two weeks from now.

Does anyone have any advice for me? I don't know if this is worth getting a lawyer for.

The store security and cop pitied me bc everything I took was for my new job. I guess that's why I'm not in jail right now.

Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
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If a cancerous cell line from a vertebrate becomes established as a venereal or otherwise transmissible disease (eg Devil Facial Tumor Disease, Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumor), does this represent a new life form distinct from the species that cancer developed in originally?
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In case you were surprised by parser, there is explanation. Ernstchan supports Wakabamark markup code.

The basic features are as follows:

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Do no leave empty lines in the middle of lists or quoted blocks, as this turns them into separate blocks.
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News thread
At least 49 die, hundreds injured in Greece wildfires

>At least 49 people have been killed, scores more injured and almost 700 others rescued from the sea after a devastating wildfire swept through a small resort town near Athens, the Greek fire department has said.


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Why is it that Western societies and by Western I really just mean American have a bizarre fanatically belief against charity and goodwill?

Do you think we would be better off to have something like this?

Just imagine, getting lots of money from an anonymous rich source and it being expected of you. In America people actively bitch about this with terms like "welfare queens" and an Ayn Randian contempt for poor people. How did this even happen? Why do people tolerate it? I am at a loss for words now in that general sentiment, where simply receiving and giving charity is frowned on with a kind of contempt. Do you think American society is kind of Satanic?

Do you take this view?
United States Replies: 41, Files: 9, Page: 18
What did you think would happen if Mt. Rushmore was blown up?
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I didn't know someone remade ernstchan
But these aren't the right colours
this is an outrage
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History and Science Thread
What can be a better topic to start than history and of cource other science that we may disscus too?
I really interested in topic of history of China. This is probably one of the most important topics of history that a kinda mistery for me - I don't know much besides basics. Can ernst recommend me literature where to start or maybe goid quality documentary films?
Russian Federation Replies: 306, Files: 248, Page: 18
What's wrong with Morocco?

Also, can we have a map share thread? I shared mines many times on old KC, so I dunno if someone would be interested on them.

source of this one: https://hdi.globaldatalab.org/areadata/shdi-maps/
Brazil Replies: 103, Files: 155, Page: 18
English To German translation
How does one say... "Today is my first fire dispatch. Wish me luck" when speaking to a group of people?

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Tabletop Gaming
We had a small discussion a while back. I thought it might be interesting to give it its own thread.

I don't really play because of no frens, but I've recently been working on a cube for Magic. It's a pretty fun exercise really, especially with my stipulation that all cards must be modern border because I want a more uniform look to the list rather than a mix of very different frame designs. I don't know if I'll even bother to ever put it together in real life but filling out a spreadsheet of cards, comparing them and seeding the various archetypes while maintaining the desired power level and 'feel' of the set is really fun in an autistic kind of way. Probably less fun if you don't enjoy what is essentially game design, a whole lot of crunching numbers and not a whole lot of actually playing the game.

I also like hex wargaming but only play PC versions because no frens, let alone grognard frens who will play non-miniature based wargames. From what I understand, it's pretty much all Warhammer and games similar to it around here. Then again, with how I like to take a break and think over a turn for a good while before executing the attacks, it's probably best that I don't play with real people. I've wanted to try ASL for a long time, but that game is so ungodly expensive that it's not really worth it when you can get entire games for less than some of their factional expansions.

Do other Ernsts like tabletop gaming? That can be board games, card games, whatever. What ones do you play and/or enjoy? Any particular aspects?
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Video Games
Also computer hardware and a little bit programming.

There we disscusing videogames, videogames companies, share gaming news, additionally disscus PC and console hardwarem share news about other software.
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social sciences and economy related stuff thread
Economy-related stuff is big enough to have its own thread, such studies about economic/social stuff are constantly being made and it would be interesting to have a thread to share such articles. Let the history & sciences thread be a history-anthropology thread, since this is what is almost entirely being discussed there, and in the future if someone feels the need to create hard sciences specific stuff they can go ahead. Plus, the kind of discussion that this causes is different from history-related stuff, it is kind of news, but it's not news, it's still academic in the end. Economy, political science, sociology, geography, business stuff, urbanism, urban issues in general, infrastructure etc, all of this now belongs to the social sciences thread.

Rate this brave new world of services economy, globalization and increasing rural exodus where everybody flocks to some few global cities while the rest of the country dies.

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Today treda the (n+1)th
You know the game. Share your daily sufferings.
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Quotes you live by
What are some phrases, ideas, aphorisms or passages that've influenced your worldview?

Jim Goad has always been my continuing source of inspiration. Few people have the guts, gumption and grit to live the life he's experienced, and even fewer have the talent and tenacity to write about his past in such magnificent prose. I'd call him a 21st Century Henry Louis Mencken or Friedrich Nietzsche, but frankly, the comparisons would only go so far in encapsulating his scintillating style.

My favorite passage comes from The Shit Magnet, his personal memoirs he wrote while locked up. There's lots of prose, so I'll edit it down to the most poignant parts.

>Guilt is the idea that we are finite, that we are mortal, that we decay, and such notions dampen one’s life instinct...Humans typically try to cure themselves of guilt by infecting someone else. Guilt becomes something you wish on your enemies. When you can make someone feel guilty, it’s easier to control them...When a society feels guilty, it starts to decline. When it can isolate its guilt outside of its borders and punish the scapegoat, it prospers.
>When you look at heroes and villains throughout literature, the only real differences seem to be that the heroes wear brighter costumes and are better at killing. The biggest killers always declare themselves saints...all viewed their acts as purification rituals.
>I’m very suspicious of any group which hides behind the idea of its innate innocence...Does suffering make you innocent? No, it only makes you unhappy. But the idea of having been wronged is universally used as an excuse to do some sinning of your own. The idea of someone else’s guilt is used as justification for preying upon them. The notion of righteous revenge against a guilty enemy serves as a shield to cover the raw animal urge to dominate, destroy, consume, and flourish.
>I call it the Scum Principle. Lots of Volk think Nazis are scum. Why? Because Nazis thought Jews were scum...Or they’ll call right-wingers scum because the righties call leftists scum...It’s like a huge game of Tag, and no one wants to be “it.” It’s as if guilt were a Christmas fruitcake no one wants, so they rewrap it and give it away again. And no one seems to see any hypocrisy or contradictions in all this. Truth is, most alleged “humanists” have no qualms about dehumanizing those who stand outside of the in-crowd, it’s just that they insist you pick the right groups to call scum.
>All individuals and social groups tend to ascribe filth and scumminess to their enemies. What is scum, if not a lower life form? Degrading the enemy and depicting him as something less than human justifies any suffering which may befall him, especially at your hands. The pretense of one’s own purity is always a precursor for perpetrating atrocities upon the “scum.” I say that we’re all scum, but especially the ones who consider themselves pure.
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Western made goods
I can no longer abide by this absolute Chinese. Fucking. FILTH. Two separate headphones and I can tell both of these pieces of shit are the exact same goddamn chinese manufacturer. They sound like fucking garbage. Where can one find Western goods that aren't absurdly expensive luxury prices? What about Sweden? Do the Swedes make decent headphones? Where to buy exclusively NOT CHINA MADE This is absolutely ridiculous. It sounds fucking terrible! FUCKING TERRIBLE!
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That feel when drug-addled degenerate. Anyone else?
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give me old kaycee webm with jihadi hamster pls
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Hardware threda
Hello Ernstchan. Where is the serious discussion about computer's hardware?
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How do you understand proverb "Bread is everything's head"?
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Today Thread
Blog time. Tell us about your highly important daily sufferings.
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Are there any shows from your childhood where you think they deserve more attention today?
Like reruns on TV or something like that.
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When I watch old TV transmissions, strange feeling doesn't leave me.
These transmissions seemed to be sharper.
Guess it's just our brain which makes a lot assumptions, so when I saw some picture, I could imagine more clear image than it is.
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The killing of KC and the split into Kohl and EC was deliberate and the only way to combat the increasing shittyness of KC while allowing everyone to adapt and compose his Imageboards experience to his own liking.

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List of countries by food energy intake
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I lately got caught up in a circlejerk of right wingers.

They went on raving about how our beautiful culture is replaced by immigrants.

One got all riled up that everything is full of kebab vendors nowadays and how he would never decide to eat a kebab.

"No", he said, "I would rather have nice traditional cevapcici".

It completely escaped him that these two were literally the exact same thing and concept.
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Metropoles of the modern age thread.
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Anglos pls help. What is the proper variant:"injustice critic" or "the injustice critic"? It is a title of the russian youtube channel. And i have an argument with the woner.
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Today treda
You know the deal, Ernst.

In the old one, russia noticed it is Friday the 13th, so how was you day?
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Post fat kots
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Community is the core of the site.
Now it's time for you to decide how Ernstchan will develop.
We invite you to the thread on /meta/, where you and us will set out new clear rules, with their dos and don'ts.
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E3 2018
Can we have a nice E3 thread?

The first presentation starts in ~45min Sadly only EA





Saturday, June 9

Electronic Arts (EA Play) -- 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 7 PM BST (4 AM AET on

Sunday, June 10

Microsoft -- 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST (6 AM AET on June 11)

Bethesda -- 6:30 PM PT / 9:30 PM ET (2:30 AM BST / 11:30 AM AET on June

Devolver Digital -- 8 PM PT / 11 PM ET (4 AM BST / 1 PM AET on June 11)

Monday, June 11

Square Enix -- 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST (3 AM AET on June 12)

Ubisoft -- 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST (6 AM AET on June 12)

PC Gaming Show -- 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET / 11 PM BST (8 AM AET on June 12)

Sony -- 6 PM PT / 9 PM ET (2 AM BST / 11 AM on June 12)

Tuesday, June 12

Nintendo -- 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST (2 AM AET on June 13)

And i must say i don't like the new E3 logo.
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1d chess
The world cup ended 1 days ago and the stadium is already falling into the Volga river.

Volgograd (Stalingrad) gets rains which cause flooding: https://youtu.be/9UHNm5Vl0O0?t=768

There were some during the England game but the rains stopped in time and tourists didn't see the water level rise that far.
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20d chess (the world cup agenda)
Please make this into a webm

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USA is shit
for Russian immigrants

Average American neighbor harassment:
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News thread

>“Russia should be in this meeting,” Trump told reporters in Washington as he left the White House to fly to Canada. “Why are we having a meeting without Russia being in the meeting?"

I find very interesting that the president of the only world superpower promotes the interests of the hostile country, whose economy is equal to half of India's GDP and whose exports were surpassed by the Netherlands. Have you ever seen anyone talking about the Indian significance in the world?
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Vereinsmeierei [noun, f.]

The social habits and behaviors people tend to adopt when in clubs or associations.

Discuss the different situations and approaches to deal with them.
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Nebraska Weltherrschaft Faden

This website was put together to showcase neo-nazism in the Heartland of America (Nebraska). There is a vastly interconnected conspiracy to sterilize the lesser humans and the website shows proof of it.
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Moving from South Africa to China saved my life!
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I want to share the german autism with you.
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Brexit Thread
Over the past couple weeks there have been some big developments in the UK and it might be worth having a special thread for quality discussions.

The story begins with the government repeatedly finding resistance over Brexit policy within the Houses of Parliament with both Conservative and Labour deeply divided within themselves over the future relationship with the EU. This includes whether there should be a vote on a final deal as governments traditionally have freedom to negotiate international treaty but in this case it also implicates domestic law which would need legislative consent.

To finally put this issue to rest (we're due to leave on the 29th March but nothing has gotten done) Theresa May tried to force compliance by bringing Conservative MPs to her Chequers estate to hammer down a single policy. MPs had their phones confiscated and were bluntly told that if they resigned they would have to find their own way home from a location miles from anywhere. This was meant to be the end of it and ensure that any deal with the EU wouldn't be scuppered within Parliament -something that would likely topple the government and crash the economy.

The result? What looks like a soft-Brexit position along the lines of a Norway model with both the Brexit Minister David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigning a few days later. It could even lead to a vote of no-confidence either triggered by hard Brexit supporters or even Theresa May herself that if it succeeds would entail months of paralysis to do a new Tory leadership and general election.

Now Trump has sashayed into the room on his first official state visit. In a lengthy interview he has outlined (correctly imo) that the present Brexit policy would mean no future trade agreement with the US and has gone on for so long that it can only result in a bad deal - he also stated that he wishes Boris Johnson was PM because what is Theresa May going to do about it? He could punch the Queen if he wanted to.


Also some filthy hippies protested across the country today wasting police time and resources with no objective in mind at all.

What is the EC prediction on what will happen next? Do you think Trump might, out of nostalgia for Britain, seek to make a trade deal that benefits Britain?
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Today threda
Old thread is kill.

Tell us how you suffered today, Ernst.

Me, I'm enjoying the fact that it has finally cooled off. Two days ago it was still 35°C here during the day and now it's down to 20°C with 15°C in the night. It's great not to wake up in sweaty blankets five times a night. I actually slept damn well tonight.
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I just discovered something pretty important. I won't go into details for obvious reasons but the knowledge that I have, if released on the internet, can help people but also do an awful lot of harm if other people use it wrong. But at the same time I have this urge to make my mark in this world and affect it. So I'm torn on whether I should just keep this information I have to the grave or release it on the internet regardless of the consequences.

What do I do, ernst? What would you do in this situation?
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Low effort pets
What pets are very easy to maintain? In a way that you could leave home for a few days without a problem.
I was thinking about snails, but then i read that you would need to clean the terrarium every few days from their shit, slime and food-leftovers.
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So I had self-diagnosed myself on the internet and I think I did a pretty decent job. I've been struggling with sleep since I remember, staying late at night when I was as young as twelve, mostly because I was not able to sleep early. I'm 24 right now and for entire april and may I'd sleep every one and a half day. I dropped from another uni and I just gave up to my organism and just let it do as it wants, however since three weeks I started eating 3mg melatonin instead of 5mg or 10mg which I did before. I tried so many things for figuring out my sleep, all kinds of benzos, clonizepams to xanax. Getting drunk wasted, getting stoned to sleep, but the only reasonable thing that was kind of helping was microdosing amphetamine the second day but that didn't really solve the problem.

And then I started doing the smaller melatonin 3mg because I read on the internet that it actually helps some people and it did wonders to me. So far I've been sleeping almost like a normal human bean. So I read an article on melatonin and apparently it doesnt really do shit unless you have a Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD), which I actually check on every symptom. So far so good, 3rd week of sleeping 24:00-11:00. I'm trying to cut it to 24:00-09:00 but it just doesnt work and when I force myself to sleep "only" 9 hours I feel like a deadbeat until maybe 4pm and it doesnt really make me want to go sleep earlier. So what I do is I eat 3mg melatonin 40 minutes before I go to sleep, and right before I bed myself I drink a triple Lemon balm tea.



I feel so blessed because for my entire life I would not be able to wake up, I can lie for 20 minutes to anyone who tries to wake me up, turn off all the cellphone alarms and not remember a thing 4 hours later when I wake up. Now I can somehow wake up at 8am if it's needed and I'm hoping for more improvements.

Did ernst ever self-diagnosed and medicated itself with success? What are your stories?
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>Sometimes, there are some flowers in our rough, barren mountainous terrains.

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Boyfriends with an avatar
Gaming e-relationships lead to marriage -_-

This is 21st century girls idea of a romance


the comments may give you cancer
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Galicia kickstarts portuguese reconquista and gives portugal cultural identity.
Galicia is left out of unified Portugal

Prussia unifies germany and gives identity and governance to modern germany.
Prussia ceases to exist

Savoyard fights to unify Italy and create modern italian identity
Savoy is left out of unified Italy

Explain this phenomenon
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If you feel the need to ease your eyes at night, you can choose Gute Informatiker style in the bottom of page.
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World Cup
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Is this chan the legitimate heir of gondola coziness?
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Do you consider yourself an expert on a topic or a craft? List them and rate your own estimated level of expertise
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How Goes Your Quest For Love?
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I sent a girl a letter. I had no way of contacting her as I met her at an outpatient psych treatment facility. We spent two hours skipping the groups outside, since she invited me to share a cig with her. We were so concentrated on talking her cig went out. She had a rare name, and she had told me what street she lived on since she lived close by. So I googled her first name, found her last and yeah.

I scribbled on a ripped piece of paper. "I couldnt contact you with the roam roam, heres mine 148888888"

she didnt have any social media and use phrases that fascinated me. instead of "yes", she would say, Do birds fly?

Im killing myself in 10 days so i needed to make sure I saw this through.

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What do you think of this gentleman? First thing I saw from him was the ascent of money, and I learned quite a lot from it, saw the docs some 5 times, but ever since then I never read anything good from him. Maybe the good stuff from Ascent of Money came from his sources, from pre-estabilished theories that he borrowed from, not from himself, I'm downloading the book to check the sources.
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Cell phone operators were expensive when they were new, and their prices eventually lowered.
But at some point prices started to go up.
What was that point, in your opinion?
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Have you ever felt after reading anonymous post "Oh, what a cool poster that is", but later remembering that it was you?
And vice versa - at first you were "It's my post", but later - "Wait, it couldn't be my post"?
In short - have you felt depersonated on imageboards?
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what's the general opinion on makeup in your country?
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Have you at any point had a countryboo phase? (If you feel that way still there's no shame).

Who was it and what exactly did you like about them? Your reasons can be complex or shallow, it doesn't matter.

I'm way more interested in your posts because mine is going to suck. I only did this in high school.

First it was Scotland and this honestly wasn't from muh heritaging. I started to play as them in Medieval 2 total war and the style of their units really appealed to me. I remember thinking the voice actor that informed me of things was the only one in the game that didn't sound like a faggot, and he sounded so mean whenever we won.

Then I really liked how they formed pike walls against English cavalry. We watched some documentary about the French and Indian war, and there was a very costly battle for the English where they tried to capture this fort all day and were getting slaughtered at the wall, the video made it a point that a unit of Scotsman managed to actually make it inside the fort and hold their position for hours. Well that made me tingle in history class. It was overall really shallow, I think my angry insecure metalhead teenage self just found them masculine because of a videogame. Thankfully I never even watched Braveheart until after this phase was over.

Next it was Canada, honestly. Mostly because I thought of them as like my state but an entire country I guess. This was during the Bush era and early Obama era, and my teenage self wanted to immigrate there as an adult because I saw it as free of racism and homophobia like the US had.

Both of these led to an obsessive Wikipedia period but it never lasted longer than a year. I don't think much about countries anymore, certainly not enough to countryboo anyone. Krautchan really killed that for me.
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What's fair price for weed? I want to get some, but I am totally unexperinced here.
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Are hole sizes important for the taste of noodles?
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remember cyberman.fi?

I did so I looked him up and he has no nose and wears sunglasses a lot.


and found this video of him (unavailable in UK so accessed via proxy) with huge grotesque looking nose. he had some cancer on his nose or something?


nevermind looked a bit more
>Im weird looking because i had nosecancer but i dont miss my nose too much. I hope that i get prostetic nose soon but im just hoping.
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Does new Ernstchan have much less posters than the original? It looks much slower to me.

And jeez, Kohl is such a shithole. It attracted all the cancer that killed KC. Even some stray sosachers. Absolutely disgusting
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today thread
How has Ernst spend the day so far?
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I feel impelled to ask, how many of the founding members of ec/int/ are still around?
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How long until the summer sale? Is there anything in particular ernst is hoping for?
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Tourist Hate thread
I have moved to a different side of town and this summer am now dealing with tourists daily.

So many of them are old white boomers with these dumb looks on their faces. All the women have the same haircut.

I went to the liquor store today and there's just this wall of fat that won't move, some of them are breathing through their mouths and just look so dumb while obstructing my path. I left after 10 seconds and didn't buy anything.

I get talked to in public all the time now when I've had privacy downtown all year.


>Ya headin ta' work or headin' to have some fun!?
>I am going to get lunch

>get to the place I have lunch
>it's normal for the first employee to be prepping food on the counter so early in the morning and he might not be aware a customer came in
>boomer male with winter jacket "YEAH CAN I CHECK OUT"

>Hey are you from here!? Are you a local?

>Oh my gosh look at your hair, unbelievable!
(I don't know if she was insulting or complimenting, it was really windy and I had it down and it was super Saiyan mode)
>You're unbelievable
I lold saying that to her

>in a clothing store of all places
>"Where are the fitting rooms?" in some English accent(idk what name it has, something rich and dainty sounding but not "posh")
>yeah I don't work here

I used to have such peaceful mornings when I walked to the bus station around 6:30. Now it's just old farts

They're so shameless about how much they're in the way. They think they own the city or something when they should be acting like timid and shy guests. But timid and shy people don't travel the world to bark orders and questions at people.
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Do you perform any regular activities to order your thoughts and think things through? For example do you talk things out with a trusted person or write your thoughts out on the walls using your own shit like a crayon.

I ask because I wonder how we all manage to stay sane given most of us seem to have varying degrees of social isolation. I'd say what really helps me is hiking which tends to force me to think while being physically distanced from life - I've even been known to pace the room when I don't get that release and you can tell I'm troubled by the state of my feet.
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Dear Ernsts,
I'd want to play "Jeopardy" clone with you (Svoya Igra), but there is no pack of questions in English.
I'd propose to make such a pack.
Though I don't know if there is English version of the game.

There are three rounds, there are 30 questions united in 6 topics in every round. Questions in topics are rated with 100n, 200n, 300n, 400n and 500n points, where N is the number of rounds. Some questions are either "Cat in the sack" (Pig in a poke) - this question is unrelated to the topic and is given to other player; or "Question-auction" - this question is unrelated to the topic as well, but players bid, and the player with highest bid gets right to answer the question.
Final round - players are proposed seven topics, and every player takes out one topic he wouldn't like to answer, until there remains one topic. Every player places a bet, and every player is given 30 seconds to answer the question. If he answers right, he gets amount of points he placed, if he doesn't answer right - he loses that amount of points.
Player with the highest amount of points wins.
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What's the biggest item you shoved up your ass?
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Have we reached plateau of ernstposting?
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KC abandoned ship at just the right time
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Just got scammed by a gypsy.

He said he needed 4 euros for the bus because his bike was stolen.
I wouldn't give him the money.
"I will leave my ring as a deposit"
No I won't give you any money
"I will leave my ID card as a deposit"
Still no.
He continued asking and I finally gave in and gave him 5 euros for the bus. He promised "by his honor" he'll bring it back.
He still isn't back. So yes, that's how i got scammed by a gypsy because I thought not everyone of them is bad. They are. At least I only had to pay 5 euros to be protected from gypsy scam for the rest of my life.
Pic related is his "valuable ring". Cheap plastic.

t. IQ 89 gutmensch
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just the flags I collected on EC
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Are you again? It's time to step down.
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Hey what do you call it when a mirror can be turned on and off with a liquid crystal display, is it called an electric mirror? How much do they cost? I think, it's silverish slightly grayer sheen than a crisper image mirror but it can be turned on and off. Asking from watching a posture video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-7ZWPCWv0U and it occurred to me how much nicer it would feel to turn my mirrors off. This does exist right? Or I guess general technology or biomechanics thread. I am also fascinated by this
It is both stressful and relaxing to watch. A full length mirror would be good to check such things but they make me uncomfortable af to have around.
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Breeding back
Scientists all over Europe are attempting to breed back certain European species that went extinct at some point in history as for instance the Aurochs and the European wild horse.

How do Ernsts think about these attempts at breeding back lost European species?


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No sleep more than 24 hours makes your brain melt.
No, really, you feel very burnt down, barely capable of normal human activities, and yet you continue to not sleep for whatever reason.
What's more unsatisfying, I feel I need like 48 hours of leisure but I can't afford them since I have check-ups every 72 hours.
Are there drinks to not feel brain-melt?
Tea with Panzerschokolade is not the best choice, I think.
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Are .webm threads possible in here?
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