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

So here's the deal, you post a single word and I'll search my drive and post the first 3 results
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Today Happened
Old has passed. Tell your new tales here.
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Syria Thread !
Can we have a Syria thread or is it against the rules? Many recent developments there with US pulling out, Turkey invading in and SDF allies with SAA.
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Cinema and TV series thread - 2
Billions was good.
But right now I am watching The Americans. Awesome. One of the best series I have ever seen.
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Religion Thread
Since a few of us here are seriously interested in religion, let us have a discussion for all things related to faith, theology, spirituality, metaphysics, et cetera. Virtually everything within the purview of faith is welcome in this thread. Absolutely no restrictions on any particular belief system. Cults are as welcome as major religion so long as they have serious, substantial beliefs. Agnostics, atheists, secularists and the non-religious are welcome, but keep your inquiries and arguments in good faith.
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Music Thread
A discussion for all things related to music.

Discuss musicians and their discographies, inspirations, careers, image, impact, artistic integrity and raison d'être. Sharing links is fine, but also discuss what particularly moved you about a given song or composition.
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What Ernst opinion about Marco Polo?
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the new news thread
Ray tracing is a thing now
Granted it's just on Minecraft right now, but still
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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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Why does Garfield hate mondays, even though he doesn't work?
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Old one yellowed and crumbled under the sun.

So Ernst, share your reading adventures with us once again.
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old treda deda
new treda betta
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a russian dacha. no water or electric grid connection.

say something nice about it
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Just austrian things
Ahh, finally i can go skiing again. Kitzbühel opened two slopes with stashed snow from last year. It's was 25°C outside today.
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Hong Kong
Can we discuss Hong Kong here or will the board be shut down?
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Birding, Ornithology, & General Bird Discussion
Do any Ernsts enjoy birding here? Recently I've been getting into it. About two weeks ago I bought a cheap bird feeder at tractor supply and hung it in my backyard. At first nothing bothered with the feeder, but slowly a number of birds began to take notice. Now I have chipping sparrows, house sparrows, house finches, northern cardinals, and gray catbirds visiting the feeder. I also leave a bowl of water on the ground for american robins and european starlings, which I change every morning. Unfortunately, I do not have a decent camera so I cannot provide images of my backyard visitors. Here are some photos I found using google images.
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Ernstchan drawing and painting club #2
Post your artwork, discuss, give critique in this thread.

Useful books and resources (mega dump):

Personal recommendations
Anatomy and construction:
Michael Hampton - Figure Drawing - Design and Invention
Richard Schmidt - Alla Prima; Everything I Know About Painting
Joseph D'Amelio - Perspective Drawing Handbook
Harry Borgman - The Illustrators Guide to Pen and Pencil Drawing Techniques
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Galaxy Trek
Ernst, do you have too much free time? Do you use a browser to surf the web? Do you like sci-fi? Then I have just the thing for you!


It's a browsergame (so, you can play it from any browser), it's mostly text based. You manage planets, they produce ressources, which you use to build ships, to get more ressources. It's a persistent universe which is even active when you're not online, and since it's multiplayer, you can attack other players (and they can attack you). Pictures related, it's the game.

I will register a new account in a few hours, and I'd like other Ernsts to join me (it's way more fun if more people are playing). It's completely free (well, there are paid features, but you can unlock them with one click/day easily). We could form an alliance (to be named, preferably something Ernst-related).

There's also a german version of this thread: >>>/b/6422
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Radio Ernstiwan
Old thread: >>27153 - radio home page: http://radio.ernstchan.xyz:8000

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

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

Connection data for the public stream:
address: radio.ernstchan.xyz, port 8000 (the domain has changed from the initial radio-ernstiwan.tk)
user/pass: source/teststroem
mountpoint: stream

If you have trouble connecting, just post your questions in the thread, there are several people who already have a working setup and can help you out. If you want to help and support Radio Ernstiwan, then your best bet is to listen and stream the hell outta it, since this is what is was made for. Luckily there is no need for financial support. In case you wonder about privacy/copyright issues: Our host flies the flag of St.Tome in the caribbean, the physical server location is Romania, and it is known as "privacy-orientated" and DCMA-friendly, so we should be on the safe side here.

Further development:
- Front page integration: Ernstadmin is wörking on a front page message whenever a stream is on, so that you don't need to check the radio page or the thread to see if a stream is on.
- I'll make a little howto page and integrate it on the radio main page

Thanks to Ernstadmin we already have a link to the radio page in the upper right of the EC front page. Otherwise things look breddy good. We have 2 (former) RfK hosts who are interested in making german-based program, and on /int/ we have quite a few guys who volunteered as streamers, so there's plenty of stuff to listen to, which is awesome, big thanks to everyone involved by the way!
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Tabletop Gaming
Let's discuss non-electronic gaming. Would prefer it not just bog down in chess and go with nothing else, but we'll see. I know we had at least one German here who played the Dark Eye.

Useful links:

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


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

Some discussion starters:

>What are you playing?
Recently finished a Schlieffen Plan scenario in The Guns of August as the German Empire which I lost. Had the game continued I think I could have salvaged it but such is life with short scenarios, they're all or nothing. Next time I think I will add a couple of the optional rules to enforce a historical opening, such as forced French attacking in the first few turns to represent their offensive doctrine. Without it, you just get the Somme from day one which is vastly in the favour of the Entente.

>What are you running?
Only one game at the moment, which is a pretty nice indie game I got off drivethrurpg called Dark Stars. Percentile cyberpunk in space with splashes of space opera. Rules aren't really written for a newcomer but it's all there. Just tends to be sparse and use a bit of assumed knowledge. I'm basically ripping off the metaplot of Far Cry 2, but nobody has picked up on it yet :-DDD

>What are you working on?
A few projects, most of which are currently on hold because I'm creatively bankrupt right now. Mostly in the process of reading more rulesets in my quest to put together my 16-18th Century Kazakh Khanate system together. I've been working in the opposite direction to how I have been previously and making a little progress. Been delving into the OSR more, and while I don't think I'm going to go the OGL route for various reasons, I am finding that taking a step back and stripping down a system to its core is yielding better results than trying to simulate a lot of different modules individually while keeping them feeling meshed. Though I am considering looking through Pendragon again and trying to convert their system into maintaining one's camp instead of holding.
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Hardware threda
Hello Ernstchan. Where is the serious discussion about computer's hardware?
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>kohlchan is dead
>old ernstchan is dead
>new ernstchan seeks to distance itself from krautchan heritage

So, can we pronounce the death of krautchan's spirit?

Mods please don't delete this thread ;_;
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Russian vlogs translated to English?
Do you have any more?

(CC should be toggled on)
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Drinking thread
Saturday so drinking since early morning. Reached for the can as soon as i woke up. Had 7 beers yesterday after work but called a taxi to shop that works till 2am and bought more beers. The taxi driver said i was his last client and we also got some food together (chicken and a burger) then he took me home.

Drinking 4th can of tyskie now
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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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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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The 6th Column

The Ushanka Show

Political Islam - Bill Warner

Bald & Bankrupt - Soviet Hotel

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

Before anyone responds:
>Ecological Spirituality
I agree that 90% of the site is stupid shit but sometimes the literal resident autist Mr. Greer gives pretty scathing critiques of so-called modern "environmentalists".
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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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what is your highest level achieved in academia?
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Today was a day
old deda
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techno skepticism
Thread about techno awaraness, techno realism and techno skepticism
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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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proccia ernsts pls give me images and descriptions of what russia is like at it's heart, or just generally the slavic east, ukraineposters, belarus etc, what do your deepest most treasured childhood memories consist of, what is your home like in your mind, what do you remember seeing in history books, or glimpses of memory, etcetera; what is so overcharacteristically, stereotypically russian in a positive sense that it might come to mind if your country would come across in a major motion picture or something, even a rural part, that it might be recognizable to people of alls the worlds? thnx
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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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Well I guess no one else is doing it so who feels like a webm threda?
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Does anyone have the video proof web of the Russian general/garch ranting on about how they will manipulate the gravity of the earth to pull the oceans to sink america?

Many thank and kind regards
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Reversed electrodialysis
Reversed electrodialysis (RED) is a method of extracting electrical power out of salinity gradient energy between seawater and freshwater. It functions similar to any other electrochemical method, effectively it is a fuel cell that uses ions from seasalt as fuel. Ions are exchanged through selective membranes, so that cations and anions flow in opposite directions, effectively creating an electrical current that is balanced by opposite-equal flow of electrons through the electrical circuit it feeds.
How much energy is available for harvesting this way?
>In the Netherlands, for example, more than 3,300 m³ fresh water runs into the sea per second on average. The membrane halves the pressure differences which results in a water column of approximately 135 meters. The energy potential is therefore e=mgΔh=3.3*106 kg/s*10 m/s2*135 meters ca.= 4.5*109 Joule per second, Power=4.5 gigawatts.
What's Ernst's opinion on this readily available source of energy?
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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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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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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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Discussion of Truth

The following passages from Thomas Aquinas “Summa Theologiae” constitute something very close to that which, in the terms of modern philosophical logic, would be called a “theory of truth”. In the course of his presentation of objections and responses in this section of the Summa, that is to say, Aquinas generally avoids simple theological platitudes and sets out to provide a relatively coherent account of the fundamental nature and meaning of truth.

Aquinas view of truth, as is the case with so much of his philosophy, is obviously deeply influenced by Aristotle, whom he refers to throughout the Summa simply as “The Philosopher”.
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Storytelling in video games
Can games compete with traditional mediums like books and movies, if not will they be able to in the future? How does the perception of a story change in an interactive medium? Which games do it well, what works and what doesn't? Is storytelling even important in vidya?
Ernst loves generals so let's make it broad.

I will posts my opinions below, I want to blend into the crowd
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What other logical paradoxes are there than
-What I now say is a lie
-I know that I know nothing

Only true paradoxes, statements that logically contradict themselves, in ITT this thread please.
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Man, why old school programmers and developers (Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Linus Torvalds, Bill Gates and those 2 guys who made C) have much better reputation and reception than new age ones (Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and etc)?

Why new age ones have so much scandals and much less inovation and development?
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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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It seems no coutry other than Azerbaijan and Pakistan loves Turkey. Why Turkey is so hated amongst world?
Not even Arabs love them!
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health and doctóre threda
For the past three to four months I've been trying to figure out what is wrong with me; I have lost so much hair, handfuls a day, one could say I was going bald but I don't think high testosterone means you lose your eyebrows, pubes or sides of your hair.

I've been getting vision problems, stomach and testicle pains, and joint pain so much I just kind of live with it now. But I already got so much stuff crossed off the list, I currently have no lead. Not Lyme, not hypothyroidism, not nothing. My hands sting from typing because the skin has peeled off so far; I'm pretty ill, I have to say.

Everything is affected, it really affects my confidence in just going about my life for I have no idea if I should just retire inward and prepare for death, go to confession, I don't know. Just now I got a localized feeling of pressure in my chest that is often referred to as ''MS hug'' it can't be many other things.

Also, general health thread, since this the nature of EC.
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I've just released the indie game that I've been working on for the last months in early access mode on Steam. Please consider playing it and let me know about feedback for the final release (planned in spring).

The game is about a college student who gradually alienates from the social scene and ends up becoming consumed by his thoughts. His behavior becomes more and more erratic and in the end there is a climax.

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need maths help helper
if I have a set of size n, how many unique arrangements can occur if every item in the set must be paired with one other item? for instance, if I have ABCD, there would be three unique arrangements of pairings:
  1. (A,B)(D,C)
  2. (A,C)(D,B)
  3. (A,D)(B,C)
Is there some kind of general combinatorics equation that could be used to calculate the number of unique arrangements of pairs for a set of any size? n! / r! * (n - r)! doesn't work because that's for calculating number of combinations, not for calculating number of possible arrangements of pairings where all items in the set are paired.

thanks and sorry for being retarded
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Antisemitism in fantasy media
Are the skeksis from The Dark Crystal an antisemitic caricature? Think about it: they’re beaked, hunchbacked, lecherous, alien schemers who drain the life force of innocents in dark rites (blood libel) to maintain their power. They are rootless interlopers from another realm who have seized control of an autochthonous civilization through cunning and treachery. Basically all of the tropes are covered here. Does this matter? Are observations like this paranoid or do you think a clear line can be drawn between characters like this in sci-fi/fantasy and historical portrayals of Jews in western art and culture?
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Reconstructing Denisovan Anatomy Using DNA Methylation Maps
Haplogroup pros at Hebrew University of Jerusalem reconstructed what Denisovans (of which we have very little well-preserved skeletal remains) likely have looked like, by comparing their gene regulation to that of Neanderthals and modern humans, and interpolating most likely features.

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

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

Paper: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2019.08.035
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I've been reading the red mars series, and they definitely got the space elevator wrong.

What do you think is the most efficient space elevator? Please include technical diagrams like so
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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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Today Threda
Old thread is kontra. Share your daily grind: Autumn haiku edition


Goldenrod in bloom
Gathering winter stockpiles
Squirrels scurry forth
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Communism analogy
>Is it appropriate to say free market economics is like an untamed jungle?
Thousands of species intermingling, co-existing and being co-dependent on one another. Predators and prey in some kind of larger cyclical relationship. Completely chaotic yet will last for eternity undisturbed.

>Is it appropriate to say communism is like a manicured garden?
Cultivated, orderly and thought out. Completely planned. Devoid of life and spontaneity. Chaos is one misguided gardener away.
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Is that true that Putin used to be drug dealer and taxist for Sobchak? (famous Russian oligarch)
Was 1998 economic crisis one of the biggest triggers for Putin to come to power?
How fast Putin got all the power in the Russia and even got to expand to entire post-Soviet?

Also here some memes
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Radio Ernstiwan
Hi everyone at /int/! We, some guys from /b/, have set up a radio server for Ernst, it is called Radio Ernstiwan, the name being a pun derived from the popular "Radio Eriwan" (or Radio Yerevan for some). Now anybody can share his music, feelings or thoughts about the industrial output of the Ottoman empire during WW1 with his fellow Ernst brothers.

The address is: http://radio-ernstiwan.tk:8000

For listening just employ your favourite software which is able to play network streams and use the links in the upper right corner when a stream is on (pic 3 related, this is the "server status"-page when a streamer is active, otherwise it's empty). If you wanna start a stream yourself you will need a streaming software. I use "butt" (not kidding), which is a lightweight stream client without much configuration: https://sourceforge.net/projects/butt/. You'll also need an account. For testing purposes I created a test account which everyone may use (IP, Port 8000, mountpoint "stream", Icecast-User source, passwort teststroem), pic 4 related. Later, you'll need a personal account, and since there is no front end for this, you can just send me a mail at ernstiwan at protonmail.ch with the username you'd like to have, I will then generate an account for you. This is also the mail address to contact me outside of EC, in case you feel the need for it.

In case you are worrying about legal issues (which you should) and streaming copyrighted stuff: Our host (cryptoho.st) is known to be DCMA-friendly (which means they don't care about complaints), the physical server location is Romania, which is also known to be a safe haven for most stuff. Since it's the internet everyone should be aware that there is no 100% certainity, but we sure did everything we knew to set up this stuff in a way no one needs to worry.

Specs of the server:
Hoster: cryptoho.st, physical location: Romania
CentOS7, 1GB Ram, 20GB drive space, shared gigabit, unlimited traffic
7€/month, payment via bitcoin
Streaming software: Icecast 2.4

Sorry for crossposting, but in this case I hope it's justified. Have fun using the radio, and stream whatever you want, there are no restrictions whatsoever. Well, maybe calling for mass murder and the likes WOULD be restricted, but you know what I mean. Just make sure you don't hog up the stream when someone else also wants to use it - üarallel users are limited to 1 by server configuration. I will start a stream for testing purposes at 19:00GMT+2 (german time) or so, it will just be a music loop, so everyone can check whether he can connect to the radio. In case you have any questions: Feel free to ask, I'll help you out as good as I can.

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Corporate life
Anyone work in a corporate setting?
Any protips for a bernd/ernst not really meant for the corporate world but willing to try?
I'm about to start a 6 month contract in an entry level corporate role next week at a major Australian bank.
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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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The Vidja threda
Old deda - this not yet.
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What do you guys think about my shithole?
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Kontinent Würde
Chinesisches Sandwich
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Favourite Movies Ever
What are your top 3 to 5 favourite movies of all time?

1) Das Boot
2) Bringing out the dead
3) Master and Commander
4) Pacific Rim
5) Sicario (both 1 and 2)
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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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Today Treda
Old kontra, new one responder. Share the daily grind.

It got colder now, it's fine.
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Rude french
Anyone know why the french are so rude to tourists?

Whether it be security, waitstaff, retail store employees or french people on the street.

Is it because they are so sick of having so many ignorant foreigners in the country? I personally could not fathom treating another person the way french routinely treat visitors.
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Any of ernst invest in precious metals?
I've recently bought a 1/3 ounce 24k gold ring and also have 25 ounces of silver coins. If I get a chance in the coming weeks I will try to buy a 1/2 ounce gold coin near spot price. The gold ring is 24k because I was kinda butthurt that when you buy any piece of jewellery it immediately depreciates to its metal content. Since I've bought it 2 days ago, it has increased in value by 2%.

I am not a financially minded person but when I look at the economy and labour situation around me I don't feel confident whatsoever.

There are all sorts of things from the US inversion curve to the manufacturing, shipping and retail indexes all showing significant trouble. It really feels like this thing is waiting to explode.

Also I'm Australian, I don't know why EC always shows me as a britbong.
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Sometimes I get such severe secondhand embarrassment / fremdschämen from watching a situation depicted in a film or TV show that I have to stop watching: for instance, if a character is about to disappoint someone or do something wrong and get caught.

does this happen to anyone else
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I miss krautchan. I was not on Krautchan for years now, and not even any other imageboard. God i miss it so much.

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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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Pornography and sexual violence
On the internet one may run into communities of second wave feminists or catholics who insist that the consumption of pornography promotes sexual violence against women. My question to Ernst is straightforward: has there been any decent empirical research into this question?
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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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PDF test
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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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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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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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Human body has shit design
> joints - moving parts that take most of the load in human bodies
> cartilage - connective tissue in the joints is not regenerating - once it's worn out, the joint is done

It's not an intelligent design at all. Who the fuck would design chassis like that? It's like if you made it impossible to change oil in your car or replace bearings.
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I just cant put myself into using Opera instead of Chrome. And i really dont need anything at all beyond simple browsing.

Which browser is best and why? Also which vpn and why?
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Help me leave KC...
Talk to me about the future of European Union.
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Cinema and TV Thread v2
Let's talk about kino

Old thread: >>44
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The racist 8chan BGC edits
I salvaged these and figured I should spread them. Save them, and spread them in the site's memory.
Okay, that was bullshit. These are counterfeits of the counterfeits. Still, you should save them for reasons.
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Boomer parents
I have allergies to animals like dogs and cats. They have been acting up again. I have trouble breathing, sneeze all the time, and cough.
I'm not going to drug myself in order to live. Mother refuses to put the dogs outside because they are her 'babies' or whatever.
My father will not confront her about anything, because he does not like any conflict.

I understand that this is a very personal thing, so let's make this a thread for complaints about elders generally.

I'm sorry. I don't have friends with whom to speak. Please understand this.
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News thread
(old one on systemcontra)

Maduro regime in Venezuela cracks down on opposition, killing protestors
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Today Thread
Post your stories.
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question for physics pros
Is ball lightning real? If so, why is there only one convincing video of the phenomenon on the internet?

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Since a long time I strongly assume, that modern trends in architecture, like e.g. lazy facing concrete buildings simply exist, because architects and craftsmen are not able to build things that have been built centuries ago with more simple means of construction.

I believe that notre dame shows this. The most obvious idea would be to just rebuild this quite perfect building. But we can't. We are not able and therefore start to fancy some bullshit.


Rate my onions.
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Infections & hidden illness
The following symptoms were excerpted from Diagnostic Hints And Treatment Guidelines For Lyme And Other Tick Borne Illnesses, by Joseph J. Burrascano Jr., M.D. (Fifteenth Edition 2008).

Borrelia (Borreliosis, neuroborreliosis; also known as Lyme Disease). Spread primarily though the bite of infected ticks that live on a wide range of mammalian species; secondary human-to-human transmission through semen, breast milk, and possibly in utero.

Bladder dysfunction
Burning or stabbing sensations
Cardiac impairment
Change in bowel function
Chest pain
Difficulty thinking
Difficulty with concentration and reading
Difficulty with speech, writing
Difficulty finding words; name blocking
Disorientation: getting lost, going to wrong places
Disturbed sleep: too much, too little, fractionated, early awakening
Ears/Hearing: buzzing, ringing, ear pain, sound sensitivity
Exaggerated symptoms or worse hangover from alcohol
Eyes/Vision: double, blurry, increased floaters, light sensitivity
Facial paralysis (Bell’s palsy)
Fatigue, tiredness, poor stamina
Heart block
Heart murmur
Heart palpitations
Heart valve prolapse
Increased motion sickness
Irritable bladder
Joint pain or swelling
Mood swings
Muscle pain or cramps
Neck creaks & cracks
Neck stiffness, pain
Pelvic pain
Poor attention
Poor balance
Poor short-term memory
Problem absorbing new information
Pulse skips
Rib soreness
Sexual dysfunction or loss of libido
Shooting pains
Shortness of breath; cough
Skin hypersensitivity
Sore throat
Stiffness of the joints or back
Swollen glands
Testicular pain
Twitching of the face or other muscles
Unavoidable need to sit or lay down
Unexplained breast pain
Unexplained fevers, sweats, chills or flushing
Unexplained hair loss
Unexplained menstrual irregularity’
Unexplained milk production
Unexplained weight loss or gain
Upset Stomach or abdominal pain
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Operating systems thread
Let's talk about operating systems.

I've used vista, 7, and 10 over the years, and 7 was definitely the best. I didn't mind vista, despite the memes about crashes.
10 is flat nonsense design wise, and there are a number of big problems. Telemetry, forced updates, and text scaling to name a few.
It baffles me that Microsoft can get by with producing complete shit with their money and market share.

I got a used macbook a few years ago when I was in the market for a laptop, and I really do enjoy it. It runs everything I need, it's efficient, and it doesn't look like shit.
If macs weren't so fucking expensive, I would buy one to replace my main machine.

I really do love Linux. You can make it into anything you want. I used it a lot as a teen. But the problem with Linux is a lack of software support.
If I didn't need a number of win/mac-only programs for my work and hobbies, I would use Linux 24/7.
If someone engineers a solution for better software compatibility, I'll get back on the Linux train.
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1980s-90s Action
Mission of Justice (1992)


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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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Van Caravan and RV living
I often feel jealous of people who live like this, in a trailer or caravan even though I know I couldn't stomach it myself. It seems like they're so free to live on the road as they do.

It's a lifestyle I can't imagine having for myself, but it's something that I want to live vicariously through others and seems full of adventure. There's something especially cosy about videos made by these people in snowstorms, or when they're snowed in and trying out a new stove or some such thing.

I reckon if I were 20 years younger again back when I had a cushy job before all the labour in the 1st world became worthless and careers were starting to become a thing of the past, I would have saved up for some kind of A-liner or RV and lived out of it. It would have been a hell of a blast in the 80s and 90s Ireland.

Seriously, watch a few of these videos and tell me it isn't maximum comfy




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What do you hate about Anglos ?
USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand... anything goes. Any attitude or anything in general you hate about native English speakers?
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have you ever received bad advice from the internet
I've browsed imageboards since I was 11 years old, which may have given me an odd perspective on certain things. Among them was a peculiar view about how men and women are supposed to interact: that is, owing to time spent on /r9k/ around 2012, I came to believe that if I had a platonic relationship with a woman who was not a family member, this made me a "cuck" somehow, who was being exploited in an essentially unfair transaction. As a result I never had any female friends in high school since I was always guarded and paranoid when interacting with women (perhaps excepting a girl I briefly dated).

Now that I'm in college I realize that I made a serious error in judgement.This attitude may have stunted my emotional and social development. Furthermore, I realize now that women can be worth interacting with for reasons other than sex. More than anything, I'm mad that I sought out and received such shitty advice at such a young age. I wonder how many other guys my age have had their lives made slightly worse by internalizing incel views as a teenager.
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Old one is kontra.
What are you reading, Ernst?
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Is anyone here Masonic? I seem to recall that some British guy was, and possibly also a Dutchlad. What is your opinions on it? Can you actually do good charity work through it? Of course the thing is, I am East, and where I want to travel is West
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We’re all frens in the end.

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tech support
SRather than cluttering vidya discussions I figured why not make a new thread for everything PC and PC building, programming, or other tech stuff related thread.

So I've just been looking through and a lot of stuff on my wish list or I'd had my eye on requires better specs. My machine is apparently now hopelessly outdated. I knew it was getting pretty old but figured I'd just need a better GPU, but nope, apparently after looking around even my quad core CPU isnt powerful enough. I think I have officially hit the hard limit on what my machine can do for new releases. Not just shiny new ARPGs either I mean even just things you wouldnt think are intensive or that are now pretty old wont run. How should I go about this? Have you guys ever built a PC? I'm looking at it and now realize yeah, even with a new GPU and what I thought might just be a new stick of RAM tops it's pretty old. I don't even know the difference between USB3.0, DDR3, or any of that other stuff at this point or if I bought even just a new GPU would it have the wrong pins or somehow be incompatible with my other hardware. How do I even go about checking all this? My hard drive is so old now I bet that might be ready to fail too. Should I just buy a new computer? Build my own? Upgrade it? How to spend the least money and be as little frustrated as possible? Are used GPUs and CPUs a scam that could fail?
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thinkign bout dat kc
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The Early Days of YouTube: Trolling Crews
It's amazing how much YouTube has changed. I still remember when YouTube implemented the like:dislike ratio to supersede the star ratings like it was yesterday. Even more amazing is how YouTube's userbase has completely forgotten its more colorful personalities.

In the early days, users could produce direct video responses to each other, and dialogues would occur from all these back-and-forth videos within the userbase. A result of these was the rise of YouTube trolls. Anyone remember the old ass YouTube trolling communities from 2007 or perhaps earlier? With the mass normalization of the internet and the subsequent rise in YouTube's popularity during 2007, people uninitiated with the seedier side didn't really know how to deal with trolls. Trolling was still a foreign concept to most of the internet, so it wasn't hard riling up users thinking YouTube was their safe space.

Some of the earliest lolcows and trolls I became familiar with cropped up during this era. Two of the more prominent trolling crews were the Second Life griefers The Patriotic Nigras and Fried Chicken Trolling Crew. Most of them have long since become inactive and YouTube's sanitization has effectively salted the earth, but the memory still lives on.

Anyone else remember those days? Perhaps any funny stories?
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EVGGT: Ernstchan Video-games general thread
Because old one is over.

John Romero released his semi-official new episode for original doom - Sigil https://www.romerogames.ie/si6il
With two versions of soundtrack from awesome composers. WAD requre some sourcport that bybass limits of 128 visible flats same time, but recomended to play of cource without mouselook, jumping etc. This is very asshole set of levels that aimed towards doom veterans.
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dutroux affair
With the news of billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest and the probable implication of many other rich and powerful Americans, I’m reminded of why I’ve always found the decades of these rumors completely believable—the “Dutroux incident” in Belgium.
Marc Dutroux is a career criminal, multiple murderer, and serial rapist/pedophile who was convicted of abducting and sexually assaulting several young girls in the 1980s, but was released after only 3 years in prison.
He went on to reoffend almost immediately, keeping captured teenagers in his basement until they starved to death and even killing one of his own business associates.
The notable aspects of this case that make it unusual in comparison to the average serial-killer-type tale are Dutroux’s high-level connections to the upper tiers of Belgian society and the notable “incompetence” involved with the investigation.
For example, at one point, police actually inspected Dutroux’s home, HEARD the screaming of the starving young women in his basement, and appeared to decide they had simply “come from elsewhere.”
They also seized videotapes that depicted Dutroux building the cell in his basement, but never even viewed the tapes, and then RETURNED them.
It is certain that children died due to this unforgivable police work, but it’s also quite likely that this was something more sinister than mere incompetence.
Dutroux, it transpired during trial, was involved with pedophile/trafficking rings which implicated vast swathes of the Belgian govt., police, and civil service.
Once actual victims of said rings began coming out and offering to testify to support Dutroux’s claim of a much vaster criminal conspiracy, the investigation seemed to be hamstrung at every turn. Key evidence was “lost,” over TWENTY witnesses or potential witnesses died under unclear or mysterious circumstances, and the well-liked, crusading judge in charge of investigation was abruptly fired for conflict of interest on the grounds that he had attended a fundraising dinner for the families of the murdered girls.
His replacement dismissed much evidence as irrelevant or incorrect, and in fact a counterinvestigation was even launched against the original judge, who eventually testified that he was forced to travel under armed guard and that contracts had been taken out on his head.
The victims, too, were subjected to a relentless campaign of smears, threats, psychological pressure, and dismissals—such that nearly all of them, even when supposedly protected by anonymity, withdrew their testimony.
In the end Regina Louf was one of the few victims of the ring who did not withdraw her testimony. Instead, the police dismissed it.
Dutroux’s co-defendant, Michel Nihoul, was a high-profile businessman whose involvement in these “sex parties”—widely alleged to include torture and even murder of young children—seemed to have been an open secret.
Dutroux claimed to have kidnapped young girls “to order” for Nihoul—who, as a mover and shaker in Belgian society, was acquitted of conspiracy and trafficking charges, and only served a small sentence for selling drugs. He is a free man today.
In an interesting coincidence, during this same time period, Belgium also saw the rise of the Brabant Killers, a bizarre gang of thugs who committed mass shootings and armed robberies throughout the 1980s, resulting in the death of nearly 30 people. Much evidence points to this gang having heavy links with (indeed, if not being COMPOSED of) the Belgian gendarmerie, some of whom themselves (such as openly fascist policeman Madani Bouhouche) were members of neo-Nazi organizations and linked with Belgium’s version of Operation GLADIO. Throughout his trial, which began 8 years after his first arrest and ended in a sentence of life imprisonment, Dutroux continued to insist on the existence of the pedophile ring and its penetration into the highest levels of Belgian politics, civil service.
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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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Today Thread
The old one is dead.
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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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What are you guys studying?
What are you currently researching?

Useful sites for everyone in academia:
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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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I really can’t do anything right, should I honestly just kill myself Ernst?
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It's Tanabata today
Recommend me some deep soulful mangos

Also general manga thread; what have you read, are comic books a respectable medium etc
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Watch Thread
Is Ernst into Watches?
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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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Servus Ernstl :3

i'm looking for a textwall by some american who made some convincing arguments againt legalization of weed, eg state meddling with private growers.
i tried to look but all yout thredas are kinda long and for the most part not properly named.
so.... can so help me?
t. from that other chan
Germany Replies: 3, Files: 1, Page: 12
Why commieblocks are bad
I am living in a comminblock build in 1970s and feel ok. So whats wrong ith them &
United Kingdom Replies: 32, Files: 11, Page: 12
What role do imageboards play in our time?
Are they comparable to the secret societies of old days?
Germany Replies: 56, Files: 12, Page: 12
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.
Russian Federation Replies: 34, Files: 14, Page: 12
Music Thread
Old one systemkontra'd
Egypt Replies: 302, Files: 116, Page: 12
Cool websites to share
Hey ernst!
What are some cool websites?

https://news.ycombinator.com/news - Cool news, technology related mostly
http://spaceweather.com/ - Mostly news about the sun. Hot tips on solar spots and incoming flares, information on solar cycle etc.
United Kingdom Replies: 6, Files: 5, Page: 12
as above just a random walk.
Hong Kong Replies: 26, Files: 57, Page: 12
I just found out about this board. I am happy. Reposting an IWO from some months ago because happiness
A park in Lima City
Peru Replies: 43, Files: 103, Page: 13
Why don’t we just euthanize old demented people instead of putting them in facilities? Clearly no one wants to live in such a state anyway and this sort of care is extremely costly. It would be more humane and economical to just end their suffering. Many families are ruined financially from having to pay for such accommodations, and for what? So the empty shell of a loved one can be entrusted to strangers and forgotten about, only to expire eight years later of pneumonia? Why not have a little moral courage, spare everyone the trouble, and give the poor bastards a merciful death? I don’t know if you’ve ever been in a facility that primarily houses people with dementia, but let me tell you they’re grim places.
United States Replies: 11, Files: 1, Page: 13
Climate crisis
Anyone feel like Varg got it right all along?

I see the climate events and how our countrymates react. In spite of our country being lucky enough to, most likely, not being negatively affected by a temperature increase of several degrees.

Of course civilization is heading into the often recited abyss. It should have been obvious that the reliance on ever-increasing technological advances leads us nowhere.

Still, the average climate-aware Austrian acts like his car was the sole reason for Indians dying of thirst and will spend the remaining time in normalcy making it as awful as possible for himself, all while deciding not to reproduce FoR tHe ClImAtE.

Yes, civilization as it is now is probably doomed. There is nothing we can do about it. However, people are literally losing their minds about it while being completely blind to what this means for the future.

I doubt that Varg and his family will suffer severe consequences even if the climate crashes completely. And they will probably prepared to shoot the southern horde trying to take over the northern lands (as will every European country when push comes to shove).

In short: Nothing will happen, except the third world shitholes, who are main contributors to the problem to begin with, being decimated.

The simple life, connecting to nature and local resources, that even the climate activists demand, could not care less about even millions of people dying on the other side of the planet.
Austria Replies: 24, Files: 5, Page: 13
history thread 3
I dont know where to put this and I guess history thread is on systemkontra
Video is about Russia getting smaller. But my question is, do you think Russia's collapse in early 90s would not have happened if they didn't lose a massive amount of their population? Do you think it was ultimately generational population shocks that killed USSR?
United States Replies: 74, Files: 22, Page: 13
What does Ernst think of the Five Eyes?
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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.
Russian Federation Replies: 28, Files: 10, Page: 13
Today Thread
Old one is kontra K
Germany Replies: 308, Files: 50, Page: 13
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: 31, Files: 10, Page: 13
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
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question for nuclear science pros
So in HBO's popular miniseries Chernobyl, a scientist says that if the corium from reactor 4 melts down into the water filled bubbler pools, it will produce a steam explosion of between "2 and 4 megatons", destroying everything within "a 30 kilometre radius".

My question is this: does that even make sense? How is that possible? Even if the steam explosion caused the other RBMK reactors to explode somehow, why would they explode with so much more energy than reactor 4?
United States Replies: 10, Files: 3, Page: 13
Invasion of Russia
You are gifted by God and become the monarch of the country. While you are intially successful something comes up and the only way you can get yourself out of the situation is to successfully invade Russia and conquer its territories. How would you go about invading Russia and how would you do it throughout the entire campaign. Is it even possible?
United Kingdom Replies: 35, Files: 4, Page: 14
VGGT: Video-games general thread
Old one deda so there is new one.

Found out there is new game in "space horror" genre - what do you think about it? Looks like it inspired by movie gravity and alien isolation game or something

There also probably still Morrowind free for 25 TES anniversity in bethesda store, but I don't think anybody care about bethesda store and don't have morrowind from gog or other source already.
Russian Federation Replies: 301, Files: 206, Page: 14
generals general
generals general - whos your favorite military officer?
United States Replies: 2, Files: 3, Page: 14
Metropoles of the modern age thread.
Croatia Replies: 11, Files: 9, Page: 14
dating foreign women
What is it like dating women who aren't Americans? Or women not from your country?
United States Replies: 18, Files: 3, Page: 14
This thread is dedicated to multiple things mainly self defense and improvement of health. One of the major benefits of exercise is that it boosts up your confidence and helps you contain your hatred for the world. I know because it helped me slightly but moreso God helped with that. The main thing exercise should be done for is for the benefit of the individual and for the protection of those precious to him. For while we live in dark times I believe there will be a better future. if you believe in God and I believe taking care of one of the many gifts of God is a good place to start.

A man's body is made in the likeness of God it is supposed to represent the love God has for his creation that he made it in his own image. Thus it should be up to the individual to keep the body up to a respectable standard for God. For God dislikes the lazy which admittedly I still struggle with. If you only lift for women your doing it wrong. Wanting women through exercising is nothing more than a selfish desire to nab a virtous women simply surrender yourself to God and he will guide you into the light.

I advise against using weights. God gave you a body train it through intense bodyweight exercises. Afterall there is no greater tool in a man's arsenal than his own body. Bodyweight has numerous benefits like more flexability, convenience and its completely free unlike weights while yielding similar or even better results if you become dedicated. God will always be with you and he can guide you to a better future if you put your faith in him that he sent his son who died on the cross for your salvation.

Another thing we should discuss is dieting. Out of many things this will be the most difficult because of the amount of stress it will be for many for quitting many foods that they enjoy. Either way I suggest eating a large amount of berries, wholewheat bread, dairy products, Meat, fruit and vegetables and chocolate that has nothing in it. Honestly if you can you should make them at home. Don't by protein shakes or anything similar than that. Be as natural as you possibly can even if it means making it yourself.
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Cyber gaslighting
Hello Ernst,

Today the topic also, is unironically, very Ernst.

I got hacked browsing the darknet, my Screen/Microphone on the PC and Camera on my phone have been monitored, etc.

Apparently my Browser had been "fingerprinted", whatever that means. By tracking my IP they poached me on a VoIP program on the clearweb as a group and started bullying and gaslighting me.

I also am often sleep deprived and was in a very malleable state of mind at that time, my mind had in order to cope with the situation come up with a reason for why it was happening;

They were trying to help me, I'm a detestable person and they're helping me change.

I managed to snap out of that "Psychosis" the next day but made the mistake of allowing myself to think that the abuse was also a result of my temporarily altered state of mind. Big mistake.

The first time it happened the belligerents were native english speakers, the second time however, they were german speakers. I speak both languages so I could 100% tell the difference between a foreigner and a native speaker of each respective language. What struck me as more than peculiar was that they knew everything about me, I only found out then that I had been spied upon.

The moment I got this funny feeling inside that I was being gaslit I googled

"Screen and microphone being spied on"

Whilst being in the same channel as them, I put it off as paranoia and continued to look for a film to watch, and then coincidentally one of them gave ma a suggestion. I was amazed at witnessing such a coincidence. Don't misunderstand, I was still suspicious because they were acting strange, but I was putting it off as it being their idiosyncrasies, and I needed the "radio" in the background so I wouldn't become even more asocial, long story short; it happened again.

Afterwards I "ran" into some virtual acquaintances who somehow knew what happened and they were acting weird, like they had been different people for 3+ years all along. Turns out, they were. I tolerated, even liked having them around because of the alternative that would have been solitude. I always thought of them as dumber than average bydlos who couldn't help themselves, didn't know any better, when they insulted one another, displayed cringy tics or attacked me verbally, so I just accepted it. I now understand that they had been pretending to accept me in their circle all along, with something like this in mind and I feel kind of autistic for not realizing it, not wanting to. It was out in the open all along but I couldn't see. I feel really violated.

Had to share this somewhere, sorry

Have a nice day.
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depression thread
I am depressed. I think I might commit suicide.
Netherlands Replies: 21, Files: 5, Page: 14
Today Thread
Old is systemkontra
Russian Federation Replies: 7, Files: 2, Page: 14
Today Thread
Last on is on autokontra
Blogpost away!
Italy Replies: 304, Files: 71, Page: 14
How come the smartest, most high IQ men are usually radically left politically? I never understood this, is there something I’m missing? History tells us that radical left movements such as communism and socialism do not seem to work, yet these men do not retract their views. Can Ernst explain to me why they are like this?
United States Replies: 26, Files: 3, Page: 15
Happy easter, Ernsts!
Lithuania Replies: 19, Files: 10, Page: 15
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!
Portugal Replies: 121, Files: 31, Page: 15
News threda
Huawei founder made some pretty confident declarations about his company and USA

>America doesn't represent the world
>no way the US can crush us
Reminder that his daughter is under arrest in Canada.
Brazil Replies: 305, Files: 94, Page: 15
Suppose you're a member of the secret cabal of major bankers and old royalty owning 99% of property on the planet and you're tasked with saving planet from the multiple threats its facing - from possible asteroids falling on it to resource depletion required to sustain the billions which exist on the planet, from ocean acidification and ecological collapse of marine biosphere to the discontent of the populace withing all the different countries which is threatening to turn into a bunch of civil wars and possibly even in World War 3.

How would you go about it? Preventing wars and asteroids requires you to develop industry to produce goods and develop required technologies but it runs contrary to slowing down resource depletion and reducing ecological footprint of industry to prevent climate change.
Russian Federation Replies: 5, Files: 2, Page: 15
Frog thread
Post frogs
Lithuania Replies: 18, Files: 11, Page: 15
Warhammer thread!
I glue a chimera
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Rare Historical Photos
Chemical warfare exercise in Istanbul before the WW2

19 August 1939
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hey, Ernsts
I've just started to learn CSS by myself tonight, but I'm stuck at this purple commands. I cannot change the values and my site going crazy on my pc screen? Does anyone know a solution to his?
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evolutionary biology question
Is there a clear and definitive line separating the concepts of subspecies complex(es) and clinal variation, or is the decision to classify/describe populations using one or the other somewhat subjective?

For instance, if hybridization between types is known to occur in the wild with a frequency greater than some threshold, can we no longer describe the populations as a subspecies complex? At what level of gene flow does the species become monotypic?
United States Replies: 3, Files: 1, Page: 15
Enough is enoug/addiction treda
I'm not sure if any of you guys suffers from similiar problems but I don't feel like I am able to talk about this yet to anyone else than you, as it is this place where I always poor out the inmost state of my soul. Well, you might know one or other thing about me from my regular participation in the today thread but there's one thing I barely ever mention. Since I was 15 I rarely spend a week without getting shitfaced. I'm 22 now, the last time I was sober must have been around 3 weeks when I was 19, during this short period of time I was smoking weed every now and then. And when I say shitfaced I'm not talking about drinking two or three glasses of wine or beer but always driniking until I'm completely wasted out of my mind. I've had periods of hard alcoholism when I was drinking 10 days in a row or so but usually it's half a bottle liquor once a week now, then I pass out. Sometimes it's two days a week. Adding on this I've done all kind of other drugs for about two years, these days it's only Kratom. I'm not sure if I'm beyond any salvation by now. 7 years of my yet so young life I have spend in a state between total excess and soberness. Everytime I woke up hungover the self-hate grew. At the beginning I felt like the alcohol would make me a more interesting person, I talked to other people, which I rarely ever did sober, had the courage to walk up and talk to girls etc. I remember the first time I got wasted clearly, what I thought the next time was: "I wish that I could just get drunk whenever I want, switching between drunkenness and soberness any time". It has become the sad truth of my life. However there has been change. I filled the void I've always felt in my heart, finally started writing (Soon every drug or alcohol-induced euphoria became dull to me.). I fought my demons and got grip of my obesity, did sports. I have realized that I am able to be charismatic and that I am able to be a good person, when I'm sober. But when I drink I become a monstrosity. Counting down the atrocious shit I've done in the last 7 years while under the influence of alcohol is atrocious but I'll try to do it anyways, because I don't care anymore about the shame I feel. I found myself at the lowest places, got wasted with bums, harrassed girls, got in countless fights, sweared at people, been an asshole towards my family countless times, puked in nearly every place I've been to, lost any kind of self-respect, destroyed friendships, woke up without my purse and mobile multiple times and on top of that I kill myself on rates, god knows how long or short it will take until my body fucks off. And every week of my life I spend in guilt. I found a shortcut to not do so by mostly only drinking with close friends, where I don't do a lot of damage but when I'm around a greater amount of people it usually ends in desaster. Some alcoholics say they have two personalities, I can't really say that about myself. It's rather like I lose any kind of personality and become a beast. The extroversion and ego-boost alcohol gives you has carried over to my sober mind, usually alcohol only makes everything worse.

I won't lie to you, I'm afraid to stop. Mostly because I just don't know what will happen. Me being a drunkard is such a huge part of what I've become that I can't imagine myself without it. But I detest this part of me and I cannot ever love myself while getting wasted once a week. Everytime I get a somewhat positive image of myself in my head, everything crushes and crumbles down after the next excess. My closest friends are alcoholics as well. In fact it's me who often pushes them. It might sound ridiculous but it's the first time I reflect about this ever. Sure, the nagging thought was always there but I ignored it. I have mastered ignoring it, laughing it off, listening to some drinking songs, feeling pity for myself, doing sports all the time so I don't feel as bad during drinking. But the events of the last weekend were too much. I basically had a mental breakdown with hundreds of people around me, blacked out at some point and probably scared off and mistreated someone that was/is/has become really close to me. This is too much even for myself to bear.

Now, how do I proceed? I'll need to inform the ones close to me. Now obviously everyone who knows me knows that I'm an alcholic but I feel that when I'll only drop the words: I stop drinking now or I'll stop drinking everyone will have an eye on it, everyone will be my judge (I can't even imagine what my friends would say, as most of them drink themselves I'd be constantly reminding them of it). I am afraid on one hand but on the other I know that it would be worth it. It would be worth it to have the balls at least once in my life and just stop it, stop fucking killing myself. Saying straightout: "I cannot drink", when someone offers me liquor, being terrifyingly honest. I don't know if I'll have any kind of withdrawal symptoms and I don't know if I'll be able to sleep tonight (mostly because of the excitement I'm feeling right now). Many people have gone down this route, many will. There is no reason for me to continue drinking. I have realized there are beautiful things in life, worth living for and I'm fucking everything up by being a drunk. There is no other choice.
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Adopting animals, possibly cross-country
So, I was thinking to myself: It would be nice to adopt a cat or another animal. I've got a backyard and plenty of space and time. My family always had owned pets. What could go wrong?

For a start: Our country has banned "private" offers of animals recently. That means, you can't just go on facebook, ebay or even your supermarket and post "Wanna have a cat?" It's VERBOTEN now in the name of animal protection.

Why does my shitty country, and the neighboring one sharing the same language, have to be the only ones on the entire earth who are so absolutely retarded about animal welfare?

Well, you can always just get a fuckton expensive animal from a registered breeder. (Right, because I totally want to pump 1000€ in a "totally worth it" cat just to have it chill in my yard.) Or, OR, you can contact a "registered animal help organisation".

You know, the ones who run animal shelters. You should assume, with the ads they always put, that they're desperately overbooked and always in need of someone to take an animal from them. Right?

No. Not even temporal space until someone else wants a god or a cat and picks them up for you. You have to submit an application describing everything about your home and what skills you have. Then they call you and say it's sadly not possible.

Oh, and if you want to actually adopt an animal, you will have to pay 200€. AND they will require you to come to the facility several times to assess your personality match and then give you an animal they deem fit for you.

Apparently it's better for the 100s of cats and dogs to live in a tiny cage and get let out once a day by a Registered Dog Trainer(r)(c) then just live with a normie.

But wait! All the Registered Animal Help Clubs always post sob stories about the shelters in spain and whatever, all the countries where animals surprisinly have exactly the amount of worth they had all of mankind's history.

Oh, it's so terrible, they are in tin cages and if nobody picks them up after 30 days, they get killed! Oh no!

Well, the Registered Helper Clubs apparently regularly grive down and collect animals by the truckload from such institutions.

And you would think it would be an easy opportunity to just get a cat or dog from there?


"We do this to protect animals~"
"We want to make sure you really have the capacity to care for that dog~"
"200€ is nothing compared to the cost of an animal anyway~"

Ok, so I get this right: Because I might feed my cat with cheapo cat food and might not take it to the vet in the rare event of it breaking a leg, I am a terrible human who HATES ANIMALS ;_; and they are better of rotting to death in a spanish prison.

Just how retarded are people around here?

And, what's worse, apparently there are a lot. A LOT. Of people who think just alike, who actually pay those fuckers 200€ so they can get an old useless dog abandoned by a spanish farmer, and they all pour money to those fucking clubs because "the poor animals need someone to care for them ~properly~".

I would bet those kill shelters do get a percentage of the moon prices as well, like 50€ per useless dog, that the germans pack into their trucks and drive across all those borders.

Literally every country just stores useless animals and hands you one if you want to because then it means one less of them rotting in the cages and needing to be fed. But no, not around here, here we have people bending over backwards to accomodate to made up guidelines and making a huge circus about "helping" animals from other countries and funneling thousands of euros in the meantime. And apparently that means I can not simply get a cat someone else deems useless, and so I will end up with no cat in my nice and sunny backyard whereas they will be killed at other places (even here in Austria, because the farmers who still have some common sense regarding animals might have asked "someone wants these cats?", but now aren't allowed anymore and just drown them instead of driving them to an animal help club 20km away).
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A post a day keeps the doctor away
Stay healthy.

Only journalism or journalism schools? Strange, I heard humanities also have good chances, and I even know people who studied and study humanities who had internships at newspapers. It's a local one? I think it has to be has you mentioned local politics.

>In the end my future boss on time then said to me was that I'd be expected to bring in my own ideas and to get to know the local politics a bit better before I start the internship and that at the end I should publish an article. I should slowly start reading the two guides about journalistic writing I got laying around here btw.

Sounds challenging, did your future boss said you should read some or was it your own idea?
Germany Replies: 307, Files: 69, Page: 16
Reactionary trend
There is some strange shit going on western net media. A new trend of mindless reactionary views have grown. A lot of gomophobic and anti progress statements are made. When the increse in xenophobia is logical, the reactionary traditionalis shitstorm I could not explain. So why you westerners starts to like this traditionaly rectionary shit ?
P.S. I'm a proxie slav
United Kingdom Replies: 4, Files: 1, Page: 16
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!):
Russian Federation Replies: 304, Files: 162, Page: 16
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.
Russian Federation Replies: 301, Files: 130, Page: 16
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?
United States Replies: 6, Files: 2, Page: 16
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.

Brazil Replies: 14, Files: 5, Page: 16
>It is forbidden to upload any files that violate the law!
>inb4 I get banned for shitpost
Austria Replies: 2, Files: 2, Page: 16
...be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.

and don't forget to post your daily hassles with life
Germany Replies: 308, Files: 75, Page: 16
there are some odd choices in the 2019 mercer quality of living ranking.

  • personally i wouldn't rank munich 3rd and not above berlin and hamburg, however i can understand to a certain degree why they put it there.
  • why on earth are düsseldorf and frankfurt/main this high? frankfurt/main is germany's crime and drug hot spot, but it has at least nice surroundings and more than decent nightlife. düsseldorf has... i don't know. i've been there once and the only thing that i found somewhat interesting was the big german-japanese community. i have nothing against düsseldorf, but what has düsseldorf (6) to offer regarding quality of living that puts it above the other german cities in the ranking berlin (13), hamburg (19), nuremberg (23), stuttgart (27) and leipzig (60)? nrw-ernst pls explain!

  • paris (39), lyon(40), london (41), milan (41), barcelona (43), new york (44) and rome (56) should all rank higher in my opinion.

-cape town barely making it to the top 100 seems odd.

-windhuk (131) is basically an irrelevant african city, however the quality of living there is certainly higher than in >10 million urban sprawls with high crime rate and large favelas.

-moscow (167) and st. petersburg (174) below kolkata, india (160), dakar, senegal (163), accra, ghana (165) and libreville, gabon (166). i've never been to either city, but i strolled around the city centers a bit using google street view once. both cities looked at least decent enough for the top 100 to me.

extrapopulate ur options
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Hello Ernsts.

Do you like my OC?
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Friday Drunk Anime Thread
Something has been missing so far from KC, and I seem to find what.
Whatcha drinking tonight, Ernst?
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I love horror game but I just can't deal with fucking Mr X. He is everywhere I want to go. He is in my fucking way and then there are also 2 lickers in the tiny ass corridors so there is no way to sneak by them. They will always spot me. So yeh after getting chased around the map for ages and constantly having Mr X on my ass I am calling it quits. This isn't even fun anymore. He is always where I am and that way I can't even explore stuff anymore. I am just escaping non stop.
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Endchan is down maybe looking for a new home
Endchan is down, now with a backend failure. The problem might not be small, in the morning it was reachable via Tor, now that doesn't wörk either. Management can't be found nowhere. Don't stone me for double negative.
On the page that loads an error message says the bunker is at 2hu-ch (on .org domain), but we on /kc/ are looking for some other place to crash when the need arise and a potential new home if End is at it's end, since ernstchan - which was the original candidate - is no more. We didn't decided yet, we know we don't want 8ch, and someone recommended we should ask on sportschan which ain't that bad idea - where I might make a similar thread probably on /meta/ - but wasn't big enthusiasm for it.
I think what I really want to say that this is just an announcement that I can be reached here if anyone has this particular crazy idea for some mysterious reason, and we might want to use this thread in the future if downtime finds us again if this is possible.
To give a purpose for this thread for Ernst himself, it could be used as discussion of other chans and boards. Along this line I put forward a question: what Ernst would think would be a good imageboard for us to move?

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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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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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UN banning loli
The United Nations has proposed an international initiative for all involved State parties to tighten their restrictions and prohibition of child exploitation and the proliferation and spread of that content. While on the surface this may seem like a noble effort, the prohibition of said material also extends to drawn and animated images as well, which could include all things loli.

The initiative, dubbed Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (OPSC), was proposed by the United Nations’ Committee on the Rights of the Child, also known as the CRC, with a draft guideline made available over on the OHCHR.org website.

Much of the draft centers on ways to prevent human trafficking, curbing the solicitation of child prostitution, and reducing the spread of child pornography and underage exploitation. However, on page 14 section 56, the U.N., defines what they view as child pornography, widely classifying anything that contains underage persons, whether fictional or real, stating…

>“Child pornography is defined in article 2 OPSC as ‘any representation of a child engaged in real or simulated explicit sexual activities, regardless of the means used, or any representation of the sexual parts of a child for primarily sexual purposes’. The qualification ‘by whatever means’ reflects the broad range of material available in a variety of media, online and offline. It includes, inter alia: visual material such as photographs, movies, drawings and cartoons; audio representations; any digital media representation; live performances; written materials in print or online; and physical objects such as sculptures, toys, or ornaments.1

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Today Thread
Today Thread
(Today Thread)
Your friendly thread for posting diary entries.
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She will be gulaged for 1-3 years or so.

Fucking drugs, for them such qts whould suffer everyday lesbian rapes with man-like urks.
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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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Help me, Ernst! I am searching for everything from Biene Maya, Pettersson und Findus, Muumins and other kids cartoons from that time. Also old episodes from 'Wissen macht Ah!' would be nice. I can't navigate the german internet, the language actually isn't important, but I couldn't find any of them on the english.
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ethics of genetic engineering in humans
Would it be moral to select embryos for IVF that have lower polygenic risk scores for diseases like diabetes, hypertension, etc.? What if those diseases had epidemiological and perhaps genetic correlations with traits that we are less comfortable with people selecting for? When does therapeutic use become enhancement? For instance, lower cognitive ability in early life is associated with increased risk of late life dementia, as well as increased risk of schizophrenia. Should people be allowed to select on the basis of such criteria?
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Greetings from Depreschan.
Come visit us, if you'd like.
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Is this chan the legitimate heir of gondola coziness?
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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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tell me about yourself
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in the news
Well I guess previous news thread is on kontra

News Thread
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cat and bird
A male merl was carelessly minding its own business, when..
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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EU doed
Official wat nou - thread.
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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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