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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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Old thread is kill, this is the new Radio Ernstiwan thread. In case you're new: The best stream is The Weekly Album stream, the others can be ignored.

Share your musical taste and your seductive voice (no homo) with your fellow Ernsts, and help making this chan not only enojoyable for the eyes and mind, but also for the ears. As always, there are no restrictions whatsoever in what to stream. Just share what you like, every streamer has his own ideas and style, and it only makes the radio more interesting.

The radio is available here: http://radio.ernstchan.xyz:8000/

There's also a chat and a discord where you usually find people talking about gay porn and penguins during the streams.

https://discord.gg/UpXdrxG
http://ernst.bplaced.net/chat/blabax.php (You can register with an email or make a guest account which will tie your name to your IP. If you have a changing IP and want to keep your name register with email)

Connection data for the public stream: see pic 3. See also the beautifully crafted pic 2 and the infos on the radio page itself for additional details. Don't hesitate to ask if there's anything on your mind, there are lots of people around who have working streaming setups running and will be glad to help you out. You can see at the top of EC (below the banner) if a stream is on.

Happy listening/streaming!
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New Minecraft Map
Let's play some Minecraft on our /int/ server:
hub.dev-urandom.eu:25565 (version: 1.15.2)

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

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

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

tl;dr:
Join us now and share your autism, you'll be free, players, you'll be free!

Note: If you forgot your password, join in IRC and we'll reset, assuming we can confirm the identity of the user.
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Today Thread
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History threda v4
To discuss ottoman industrial output, among other topics. Now with less soviet union posting maybe
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Tabletop Games Thread v3
Old one is now on systemkontra. Pretty self-explanatory thread.

Our server is at discord.gg/ZGmpJe9

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

Otherwise, this is the place to talk shit about analogue games that you've been playing/reading/whatever lately.
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Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Thread
A thread to discuss China and greater Chinese civilization.
just no anime
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Video Games
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Cinema & TV Series VI
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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:
>Druids
>Ecological Spirituality
>Magic
>Astrology
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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Dream Thread
Here's a thread where Ernsts may share their dreams.

Mines are mostly boring, mildly erotic where a girl that I used to know or not rejects me before or after sex. But I have the luck to dream a lot, so sometimes there are strange pearls.
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Music threda
Share any/all musicians and their respective discographies. Discuss music that stirs you and feel free to comment on others contributions.

Pagan Altar - Mythical & Magical

This album might be one of the greatest Heavy Metal albums ever recorded. Honestly, I don't think I could conjure enough words of praise to heap on this album, so I'll leave it to the fine folks at Metal-Archives to do the job for me:
https://www.metal-archives.com/reviews/Pagan_Altar/Mythical_%26_Magical/139953/

One highlight for me is, ironically, one of the album's less heavier moments "The Crowman". The song perfectly blends Folk and Rock in between all those infectious bluesy licks that transcends time itself and inspires nostalgia for music from eras gone by. And to think this was recorded and released in 2006:
https://youtu.be/afLe1gMdrrI
https://youtu.be/_0oXu6A-ZYI
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Literature
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I'm a refugee from kohlchan because the illegitimate Putin's government has blocked KC in Russia.
You're about to be culturally enriched.
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Joke threda
Hello, I will post here some jokes I collected over the years way back on KC /int/.
Feel free to add your own.
There are way more than fit in one post, but I won't necessarily be able to post regularly.

Jerusalem's highest rabbi is on an official trip in England. On one
morning, he wakes up really early. It is Jom Kippur. He steps on the
balcony and sees the hotel's golf course.
He thinks "It's so early, nobody will see me". He grabs his golf gear
and steps on the green.
Up in heaven, St. Peter says to god "Do you see what the highest rabbi
of Jerusalem is doing? On Jom Kippur? Do you not want to punish him for
it?"
God nods. The rabbi drives off and hits hole in one, a perfectly rare
occurrence.
St. Peter: "I don't understand - you wanted to punish him!"
God: "I have. Who can he tell?"

To Cheka runs worried person
>My parrot has disappeared
>Well than you need to contact local Police
>Excuse me i know who to contact, i just wanted to officially report that i dont share opinion with parrot

>Soivet union scientists reasoning how life will be in year 2000 SSR.
>One suddenly talks up! every family will have reactive jetplane
>Why would every family need jet plane? rest surprised
>Now just imagine, you living in Jurmala, but suddenly you get to know that in Volgograd shops there has appeared sousage in stores

Little Fritz comes home after school. "Dad, we got our essays about the Greatest Accomplishments of the DDR back! Mine was the best, I got a 4!"
>(German rating system is from 1 to 6, with 1 being best and 6 being worst).
Fritz's father is surprised. "A 4? That was the best essay? What about the others?"
Fritz: "I don't know, they're not back from the interrogation yet"

-When the first Soviet election took place?
-When God put Eve in front of the Adam and said "choose your wife"

After Catalonia getting a lot of Spanish immigration in the sixties, in the eighties (with democracy and autonomy for catalonia), the catalan govt made a campaign in order to increase good vibes and brotherhood, among other things, which had the slogan "we are six million", which was Catalonia's population at the time.
Joke: our president Pujol visited China, and going down the plane, he told to the welcoming delegation:
"we are six million!"
And the Chinese delegate answered back:
"oh! And in which hotel do you stay?"

An old man wants to park his bike right next to the entrance of the Hungarian Parliament building.
Some policemen rush to him:
  • What are you even thinking, old man, you can't park your bike here, the Soviet delegation is arriving immediately!
  • Oh, no problem, officers! I locked it good.

Brezhnev has a meeting with Sophia Loren. He says to her "I am willing to grant you any wish."
"Please, allow anyone who wishes to leave the Soviet Union."
"Sophia, you sly little minx, you just want to be alone with me."

Soviet prison cell with 3 inmates, they are speaking about why they got incarerated:
-I got to work 5 minutes late and they jailed me for sabotage
-I got to work 5 minutes early and they jailed me for espionage
-I got to work in time and they jailed me for having Western wristwatch

Soviet prison cell with 3 inmates, they are speaking about why they got incarerated:
  • I criticized comrade Buharin!
  • I supported comrade Buharin!
  • I am in fact comrade Buharin himself.

Is it true that recently man in Moscow found 1 million dollars?
Yes, though it was not recently, but 10 years ago, not man, but woman, not in Moscow, but in Rostov, not one million dollars, but 100 rubles and not found, but lost

Nu worum hot G-tt erschofn de goyim?
nu jemond mos zoln de listepreis

Why are synagogues round?
So nobody can hide in the corner during collection.

What helps against chewing gum in the hair?
Cancer.

Why did Jesus never tip?
He was the King of Jews.
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Ernstchan drawing and painting club #3
Post your artwork, discuss, give critique in this thread.

Useful books and resources:
https://mega.nz/#F!vp5hQCbQ!oCNGOUgaVeK1pHs3qasJDQ!uwJTnKiY

Anatomy and construction:
Michael Hampton - Figure Drawing - Design and Invention
http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=8993727FB63B9349CA089098ADEC9281
Painting:
Richard Schmidt - Alla Prima; Everything I Know About Painting
http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=51C45D10C094E67A426FE83C29F9E879
Perspective:
Joseph D'Amelio - Perspective Drawing Handbook
http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=D78225B034921F940DCA7EB75FA22EFD
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Harro Bernst
I'm lost. Can you please tell me where /m/ is :3
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Today Thread
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russia
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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I found an old vintage laptop that’s huge, a Toshiba 6600c. But it wouldn’t turn on so I opened it up to see if there was anything wrong and found the power supply was 240v. Did old laptops use this much power?
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News
News thread here.

Post articles, opinions and your personal Two Minutes Hate here.
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Style & Fashion
Discuss your favorite cargo shorts & fedora combo, or maybe sth more serious.
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Good morning people.
I need quick Russian help today.

I want to say:

PersonX, thank you, you are the sunshine of my life.

I thought like this
X, большое спасибо, солнечный свет моей жизни

but discovered that Russians use joy of my life which translates to this:

X, большое спасибо, радость моей жизни

Which one is correct?
Is radost even appropriate?
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Computer technology thread #2
Hardware, software, tech news, programming, operating systems, retro computing, we've got it all.
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Attention whores.
(I know that this thread might look like it's made by an immature specimen that does not know how humanity works, which is absolutely true.)
I want to ask Ernst about attention seekers and about the ways to effectively deal with them.
First i wanted to describe what sort of person i usually call an attention whore.
An attention whore:
>Talks a lot about meaningless stuff and himself.
>Will start an argument over nothing.
>Will gaslight you and play a victim.
>Will troll with stupidity and shitposts.
>Surrounds himself with weak-minded people who are somehow impressed with his behavior.
>Extremely materialistic and superficial.
>Has masochistic tendencies.
Now the last point i would like to elaborate on. An attention seeker LOVES when someone beats the crap out of him. He likes being a victim, he likes being insulted, assaulted, he literally enjoys it. Such a person will commit a mass shooting or a suicide or both, with one sole goal: to get noticed.
He's extremely primitive and lacks any common sense. He's highly reactive to the outside stimuli, very emotional and predictable. An ultimate normie with a flaccid ego that controls his every action.

Now here is the question Ernst. How do you defeat a person that will go out his way to get noticed?
If you talk to him - you lose.
If you beat the shit out of him - you lose.
If you kill him - you lose.
If you try to ignore him - he will think that you are weak and will double down on his efforts up until you are basically forced to do one of the 3 options mentioned above.

Case in point: LGBT alphabet crowd, incels, feminists, various journalists, etc etc. All these people share the same qualities of an attention seekers.

Is the solution for this - just being always in control and being a stone cold robot?
How do you deal with them?
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Secret Services
Should they be abolished? They wield immense power and are basically unelected antidemocratic power structures, which outlive elected officials. There is no control, they majorly fuck up all the time, e.g. in the case of terrorism either by looking away, getting caught with their pants down or even supporting them, like the NSU in Germany or Al Qaida in the US.

Then there are the military intelligence services, you always hear about the CIA, NSA, Mossad, BND or whatever, but basically every country has three branches of intelligence services: foreign, domestic and militaric. And theres almost never any good OSINT on them. Which makes you start to think what they (yeah) are doing.

If people would know what happens beyond the tidbits, which sometimes flow to the surface, I think there would be constant rioting for months. There is no way that they are compatible with a transparent democracy.
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Plague 2020 #3
Posting ITT requires wearing a mask.
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Today Thread
A tribute to whatever the fuck this painting is.
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Futurology threda
How do you think, what will be world like in 10 years? In 50 years?
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fatposting containment thread
Take it outside boys, let's not shit up this fine establishment
[-]
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Which part of Europe would you like to be in during the absolute deepest pit of the Dark Ages?
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Luxemball
anybody heard of velvet underground? is he out of consription yet?
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Ernstalbum v2 - international edition
Those of you who took part in the radio festival 2 weeks ago likely are familiar with the Ernstalbum. This is a collection of songs performed by Ernst - usually by picking an instrumental version of a well known song and singing your own lyrics to it. The idea started after Ernst recorded a fun song, and that song was in german, so the whole thing went to be an all-germ affair. Since Ernstalbum v1 is now complete and Ernst on /b/ has already started working on new material we were thinking about including /int/ for a potential second album, maybe even making a virtual 2-side record with one german and one international side.

Would anyone be interested in contributing to such a project? If yes: There's absolutely no need to rush anything - work on the Ernstalbum took about 1.5 years with various periods of inactivity inbetween, so take all the time you need. Also there are no restrictions on what (or how much) to deliver. It can be any genre, obviously it doesn't need to be properly produced and it can be serious or audio shitposting, anything is fine. It can also be instrumental as well, so if you don't wanna sing that's fine, too. So in case you're in on the project, do your thing and then either post the result in the thread or keep it for yourself as a surprise entry until the whole thing is presented. Either case it would be nice to announce a potential contribution in the thread so that other people see things are habbening. Presenting Ernstalbum during the radio festival was a fun event and we'll probably aim for something similar again, so there's no timeline yet.

Ernstalbum v1 is available for download (with one exception the songs are all german though): https://mega.nz/file/sRthQQIS#Lce6to4D_BdTV3jkIn8zK5Rhr5h5kM-MiFgiF9GiBZE
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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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LEGO
Do you like (or liked) Lego, Ernst? I used to be a huge fan since 1994, when dad brought me my first set — 8818 Dune Buggy — from Germany, and up until 1999, when I bought my last set — 8204 Sky Flier. Then I started losing interest somewhat because of electronic entertainment like videogames becoming more popular, then Lego started to produce licensed themes like Star Wars which I've seen as betrayal and selling-out, and then Lego went into a direction which killed my interesting in it completely by introducing Bionicle, which didn't really fit either System or Technic (and I don't care what some people say, I still don't consider Bionicle a subtheme of Technic). So, I gave all my Lego to my cousin and for around twenty years I pretty much forgot about it. But a couple of months ago I went to my aunt's and found out that my cousin (who also got bored with Lego a couple of years after me) started getting back into Lego: he bought several new Technic sets (42093 Chevrolet Corvette, 42107 Ducati Panigale plus several smaller ones), and they impressed me quite a bit. Nostalgia hit me hard, and I started checking out new Lego myself out of curiosity. I found out that there are actually some new themes that are of interest to me, like Creator, Ideas and Architecture, and finally I gave in and bought this 31109 Pirate Ship.

So, Ernst, share your Lego stories if you have any, meanwhile I'll be building my ship and maybe post some photos. If this threda wouldn't be of interest to you, I'll just let it die and won't post about Lego anymore.
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Science and technology threda
And space etc. Old one died.
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678888
Bnng
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Coins
Hello Ernst,

could we please forget about all the hypes about Bitcoin etc. and just focus on the technical aspects?

Which cryptocurrency has the best specs? I'm talking in terms of actually using them as payment form, not this whole blockchain contract thing.

Which currency pays fast, is secure, anonymous(?), environmentally-friendly....

I just stumbled across Digibyte and I guess that one is just one of >9000 Altcoins. But its payment speed is 400x faster than Bitcoin and also much faster than Litecoin.

Currently I'm also paying my new VPN subscription using Bitcoin. First I had to convert my remaining Moneros to Bitcoin which took me about 20 min. Then I sent the Bitcoins and after 30 mins I only have 2 confirmations. Yes, I didn't want to spent much money on the fees.

What's everyone's favorite Altcoin?
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Cinema & TV Series V
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Been watching old live election night coverage from the BBC recently. Going through the decades. Each time they do coverage they also have a little short less than a minute long sort of opening credit/montage to set the mood and get you excited for election coverage I guess. Most of them are pretty much what you'd expect from a news broadcast trying to make an engaging short about an election and coverage of it. A little bit of music and the faces of the leaders and party colors, sometimes some 3D effects in the 80s.

But this one from the October 74 election blows the rest of them out of the water completely. It's moody, sets the tone of suspense, it's down right cinematic! Check it out, it's too much of a pain to download a multi-hour youtube video just for the first 1 minute of it. Anyways honorable mentions go to the 1992 election coverage opening, it's pretty solid but nothing like 74. Dishourable mention goes to the 2001 opening, absolute trash boring and they got rid of the theme song they used from 79 onwards(though they readopted it in 2005 and 2019).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jefOrpP9tE
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IWO thread
Since there were talks about IWOs in the last Today thread, I am now opening the official IWO thread in order to not clutter the current Today thread. Put your not-full-blown-400-pictures-IWOs here.

Like that german in the other thread I also was at the seaside (kinda). I was certainly in the North. Sadly because I am a dumbass I forgot to take my camera most of the time, so apart from a few shots from the seaside I only have shitty cellphone shots and nevermind the picture numbering, they're not chronological.

  1. Highway toilet that usually shows ads. Funny enough, on the way back home, in another toilet, I encountered another toilet like that, but it was complaining about connecting to Android or something.
  2. Our hotel. "Recommended by ADAC", the german automobile association. Judging by the logo, the sign is way older than me, but I thought it added to the charm of the hotel.
  3. Same with the room. Everything there was probably older than me, apart from the TV. There was also this built-in radio that kinda worked one day, but didn't anymore the other day. Also, according to the brochure, every room has a telephone, but while I found a telephone plug, there wasn't one. Also, the tv channel chart wasn't up to date, but then again, I zapped through the channels for like five minutes and already felt the hate rise. I am glad I don't watch tv anymore.
The beds were separate and fastened to opposite walls. Shame I couldn't get a double bed anymore, but it was all really last-minute, so I just took the cheapest, closest hotel to where I had to go that I could find.
The empty bottles were build up over the course of a few days, we didn't binge drink or anything.
Also, they only had those dumb lamps that you switch on and through different brightness stages by touching them. Problem is, eventually they also react to vibrations, so e.g. when walking through the room. Once at night someone was just closing a door further down the hall and the lamp switched on. I unplugged them and everything was good from then on.

4. The bathroom. Functional, pretty clean, apart from the charmingly rusted shelf thing on the left. But then again, I doubt they have ever cleaned the ventilation thing.
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Today Thread
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New Super Videogame Thread
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hello therr!

Was absent of /int/ for few months

What happened to kohlchan?

Where is everyone?

Is this a new KC?
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Search my HDD pt 3
Third thread, here's the previous two

>>41286
>>28434

I've about 70,000 named files on my imageboards / random internet hard drive which has files going back as far as 1999, search for One or Two words and I'll post the results

Also, I've about 200,000 in total so random numbers may also yield results
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Arhitecture Thread
I would like to have a thread to discuss various types of architecture.
There are lots of oddities out there, and many interesting things to talk about.
I think that I will make some stream-of-consciousness posts.

Earl Young was an American architect who, without formal training, developed his own regional style in the midwestern united states.

Earl used nothing but local materials, and his homes look very romantically medieval, but with modern fixtures. They have been called "mushroom homes", or "hobbit homes".
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Me, you, us
How do we find the kingdom of Heaven from within, as Jesus spake? me have deep and tumultuous psych problems which are affecting my body adversely and more specifically the gut (IBS), and medication is just making me suffer too. I am thinking if we accessed our kingdoms from within, we could conquer our personal demons which afflict us all, and yes I am willing to believe this thing but I do not know how to access it and Jesus is kinda vague, so, I humbly request your help Ernst.
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träumen
I’m in some idiotic department store again, with my friend looking at headphones. It’s not a gaudy looking mall at least, it’s street level and well lit but still there’s nothing to do but consume. I leave my friend to whatever he’s up to and motion towards the clothing aisle where Trotsky is looking at a Guayabera. He shows it to me “Look, you think this’ll do?” Is he foreshadowing his move to Latin America with this? His hair is already white, it must be time. He reverses the shirt and shows me the label “JF” in stylised letters with the smaller text saying “Jomon Faudi”. But it won’t do. “Leva, you won’t stop being recognisable just because you have changed your style. You haven’t even shaved off your goatee yet.” I also haven’t parted with my facial hair, even though it’s getting ridiculous. “You need to stop wasting time with this shit and move to Mexico”. I know what’s going to happen to him in Mexico, but we all have to play our parts in history. It’s more interesting than Spain anyway. The track on the store speakers change: "Here's to you Nicola and Bart..."

I see that right next to us my friend managed to get a seat in the cafe section right next to us, just a few metres away. We both sit down and I keep yammering Trotsky on what he needs to do - and I add “Look, we’re trying to help you we’re not the fucking Spanish Inquisition”. At that instant I look at my left and standing next to us is… the Spanish Inquisition. They are wearing blue though. I say hi, but they appear to ignore both me and Trotsky - when my friend says Hola they do get talking, I guess they don’t give a fuck about two foreigners. My faceless friend motions to his wallets, and seeing what he does I mimic him and give the dudes a $2 silver coin from my pocket. Of course, religion has become a travesty of itself and it’s no surprise the ominously dressed dudes were in fact just begging for money under the excuse of some charity or whatever. For the “donation” they give us the fried pieces of chicken they’re selling - it’s just a tiny strip of breaded chicken, but anyway it’s in front of me and I’ll eat it. I taste it and it’s the exact same taste as the perfectly fried pork cutlet I had in that Michelin starred tonkotsu place in Tokyo. I inhale the aroma and feel that just so slightly vinegary apple sauce contrasting with the perfectly crisp meat on my tongue.

The scents, the songs and the places.
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What happened to kohlchan? i can't access it for like a week already
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Alternative net - where to find it
I recently deleted all my social media accounts because I realized it’s just a waste of time, no debate, nothing interesting, no old kc love.
So I mostly post on niche image boards like sushi and lain and sometimes here but there must be more out there.

I’ve heard about Gemini and I like the idea - is there any Gemini pro who can give me links or pro tips on how to find them?
Any other quality places the internet elite frequents?
Bitching about the state of the modern internet is welcome too.
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Today Thread
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The Kohlchan Embassy
Sup, Ernst. Bernd from Kohl is here. I'm going to open an embassy ITT, if you don't mind.

Roskomparasha (Russian public authorities responsible for censorship on the internet) has blocked Kohlchan today in Russia. Beeline and MTS providers already closed gates in Moscow and Muscovites can't post from now. Blocks from another providers and provincial Bernds just a matter of time.

So, I decided to come here and collect all Russian refugees ITT to prevent my compatriots from shitposting on /int/. Let's discuss things here in English and don't disturb friendly Ernst.
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The Digital Age. The Present, Future and History of Media and Technology in Culture and Society.
This thread is dedicated to discussions and findings about the present, future and history of (digital) media and technology. They can concern culture, society, politics and philosophy. I know we have a science thread and a computer thread, but this thread is decicated to the humanities side of the issue, though this thread should not exclude (computer) science.

I will make my updates here regulary I hope, so this is a personal thread which should accompany my personal studies, but you are invited to post here as well. I will mainly review articles or books, perhaps post personal experience we often discussed imageboards here, which can boil down board culture, but also social composition, so that would be a topic, but also hope to link thoughts together in the future.

More or less: What are the consequences of a digital age in various domains, where are we heading and where do we/it came from?

The thread could contain questions like:

[*]What is the digital, what does this notion imply?
[*]What is media?
[*]The dawning of the notion of networks
[*]Cybernetics and systems theory/science and other disciplinces that fostered the digital age
[*]The role and influence of mathematics.
[*]How did photography and radio waves affect cultures and philosophy?
[*] What's the history of phones and cell phones byeonf its technocial developement? This thread is not so much concerned with inventors but inventions and wider implications and consequences.
[*]How do media and technology affect human being? How does it affect the unsconscious, how does it shape the way we handle feelings and what does it to emotions, if we understand emotions as a cultural realm of expressions for feelings, for instance?
[*]What aesthetics are set up thanks to media and technology?
[*]How are media and technology organizing culture and society?
[*]How do media and technology shape the way we percieve the world?
[*] What implications does algorithmic automation have? How do algorithms shape culture and society, personal experience?
[*]What role do private enterprises play? How are states affected by the digital age?
[*]The impact of the digitality and computation on the environment.
[*]The hardware infrastructure and its social and political implications, also what do infrastructures and their asesthetics tell us?
[*]Design and design practices, be it software or other
[*]The role of art in the age of digitality, what are its possebilities, are thre new possebilities?

This thread is opened in a spirit of the Cyberntic Culture Research Unit. We don't have to deal with demons, numerology and escaping being human, but to let it flow theoretically, we've progressed a few decades since the internet came into being, the future of then is now, it's a different time, thus different handling. This is not about royal science (pure academia) but para academic exploration of a technological and media condition that occupes many pores of our life and the domains of the social, cultural, political and the personal.

Talking of the digital age is quite assuming, but I think we can all agree that it plays a significant part in our modes of existence.
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Music thread
Discuss all things related to music from new discoveries to debates about musicians and the impact of their work.

Digging this lately:
https://youtu.be/yAo42BFos98

Over this land

Over this waaaaaaaaaaaaaaasteland
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Academia thread
  1. Where did/does Ernst study?
  2. What did/does Ernst study?
  3. Are you happy with your study choice?
  4. Did you or do you want to study abroad and if so at what university?
  5. Did you or do you expect to find a job in your field
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Today threda
Dear Ernst,
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Literature
Last one was good, but it just doesn't bump anymore like it used to. Time for the sequel

Share your literary misadventures & accomplishments ITT
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If you're so smart Ernst, what happens after we die?
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Today Thread
I open the new one, because I have nothing else to contribute rn.
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Los Caminos de La Vida
I am almost 50 now.

I fucked my mother when I was 14.

I slept in the same bed as her until I was 17.

She worked as a fichera at a bar called "El Tenampa".

She had the best tits of any woman I have ever slept with.

Such is life.
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aerospace treda
Really just this is because at least one ernst has a hardcore interest in it and because I don't want to keep shitting up threads. These are some epic bants
https://youtu.be/dwrgImucNsQ?t=559
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EpochCraft
Hello Ernst,

Some of us are playing EpochCraft

It's basically an /int/craft spinoff, you roleplay as kingdoms and city-states during the Wars of the Diadochi. There is a lot of diplomacy autism involved

The server is running custom mods on a custom map made by dedicated devs, so there is chariot and pike warfare, period accurate weapons, bronze armor and linothorax, period accurate building blocks, ancient ruins, support for exporting hentai to maps etc.

Some of us are playing as Pontus, our national Discord is here: https://discord.gg/hvbHA2RDsq

The server opens to the public tomorrow at 3PM EST, come join us (select Pontus in #nation-select). You'll need to be whitelisted to play (get your IGN and discord tag verified), the server discord link is here: https://discord.gg/NXtV57Xrd5
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Computer technology thread #1
I noticed that there's been quite a lot of technology related discussions on EC recently, that get washed away in the today thread before getting much discussion. We also have separate threads for hardware, software, technology in general, all of which don't get much activity.
So this thread would unify all of those discussions, and have a common place to talk about computer stuff.
Discuss OSes, hardware, programming, computing in general, the Internet, etc., here in this thread. Share opinions about how computer technology is shit, SHIT! also give each other advice.
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history thread 3
I dont know where to put this and I guess history thread is on systemkontra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ56MYa9W8M
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?
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Are religious people going to preach about Jesus to aliens who are significantly more advanced than us, right before they zap us like bugs?

Survivorship bias is the only reason Christianity survived this far. The strongest material culture enforced Christianity. If the Aztecs would have been more advanced than the Spanish we'd all be sacrificing on pyramids.

The Middle East and North Africa are Muslim now, but they used to be Christian. The Christians there got removed by Muslims. Do you think the same thing will happen to "the way, the truth, and the life" when a stronger lifeform encounters us and dismantles our planet for resources?
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Did any Ernst here successfully stopped with porn and with capping (for the most part, doesn't need to be not rapping at all, just a more normal level)?

Please tell me your secrets. I basically can't go to sleep without doing it anymore.
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I created a video game
I created a video game.

6APM An experimental real-time strategy game: you are limited to exactly 6 Actions Per Minute (APM).

Did you ever have the feeling that RTS games like Command & Conquer, Starcraft or Company of Heroes are somehow stressful? There are always useful orders to give, but trying to perform 200 APM just isn't relaxing anymore.

We'll, I had this feeling, that's why I developed this game. It's a quite normal RTS game with units shooting at each other, control points, bases to spawn units. However, you are only allowed to give a move order (to an existing or new spawned unit) every 10 seconds, resulting in exactly 6 APM. Not the quickness of the commander is decisive, but good decisions – the game gives you enough time to analyse the situation and plan your next move.

Download Game:
https://mermidt.itch.io/6apm
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Hello, frens! It's time for another issue of the fable Kohlzine. This one, like we all expected, has a very distinct apocalyptic and viral flavour.
We have uncovered another sura from the depths of a Mossad secret base on Kiev, Bernds wonder how would affect this epidemic to various strata of out society, typical shitposts and confessions and a review of a (let's hope not) prophetic game in these end-times times.

For any doubts or if you want to see the previous issues go to https://kohlzine.neocities.org/
You can also fine information on the last page of this edition.
We hope you have fun with it.

You may enjoy it, Ernsts. Maybe even contribute one day? We aim at having contributors from all over the KC diaspora.
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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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Watch Thread
Is Ernst into Watches?
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Having children and being a father
This is going to be an odd thread, but I don't really know what other imageboard to post this on(especially with that other place full of horrible people) but I want to be able to talk about this. How many here are old enough to be fathers now with their own kids? Or at least would want to one day? After many years of struggle I finally found a gf and two months ago she gave birth to a healthy baby boy I am very proud and happy to call my son.

It's been a real rollercoaster of emotions ever since, feeling highs of joy and despair at the same time. It's quite unlike anything I've ever experienced before, on one hand I'm really proud and happy to have a son but on the other hand I'm now suddenly terrified by this fear that I might end up being an inadequate father and end up with a fucked up human being. How do I not fuck this up? Parenthood is fucking terrifying, I've already given a lot of thought to not repeating my own father's mistakes, what else should I keep in mind?
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Ernst International Gaming
Over a year ago i tried to promote a Steam group for Ernst so we can play CSGO (and lesser games) with eachoter.
That worked great on /b/ and we had a few really fun games.
/int/ wasn't such a big fan for whatever reason.

I will try again now:

All multiplayer games are possible, right now people mostly play CSGO or Rocket League but sky is the limit.

Skill doesn't matter, everyone is welcome.

https://steamcommunity.com/groups/ernstglobalgaming
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Today Threda
Praise be Sunday
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I think many Americans, even white nationalist ones, seem to not understand the concept of "Honorary Aryan". On the "compilation of wacky WW2 Leaders" Hitler gets criticized for calling a random native american tribe "honorary aryan", "despite never meeting them and refusing to do the same for Italians". You can only declare this as wacky and critize it, if you actually think that declaring someone "honorary aryan" means they are aryan now.

I once watched some white nationalist american cartoons, where one of the protagonists was obsessed with asian women and his friend encouraged him that it's fine to be with her, because they are "honorary". (Murdoch Murdoch before you're asking)

Because of this and other incidents I presume Americans actually have no idea what honorary titles in general are. I think Americans actually think that Nazis declared them as aryans.
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Gab es in der Geschichte spirituelle Vorgänger von "Dungeons & Dragons" und ähnlichen Rollenspiel Brettspielen? Und ich meine nicht ein paar Jahrzehnte davor, ich meine Spiele, die Jahrhunderte, vielleicht Jahrtausende zurückliegen.

Man braucht eigentlich nur Würfel, eine geschriebene Sprache um die Regeln aufzuschreiben und Phantasie. Mehr braucht man nicht. Aber trotzdem wurde diese Art von Spielen erst letztes Jahrhundert erfunden. Wieso eigentlich?

Ich habe gelesen, dass es davor Kriegsspiele gegeben hat, aber das ist ja eigentlich schon etwas anderes als quasi gemeinsam mit anderen Leuten eine Fantasie-Geschichte zu erdenken, wo jeder einen Character spielt.
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Krautchan

Ve haff ways to make you post
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Informative and/or scientific magazines/channels/shows/whatever/
Are there any good magazines or similar things you follow?

I got the idea because i'm currently reading this and i like the idea:

https://journalofcontroversialideas.org/volumes_issues/1

Wikipedia says:
"The Journal of Controversial Ideas is a cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal that aims to allow academics to publish using pseudonyms if they request it.[1][2] Established in 2018 by philosophers Francesca Minerva, Jeff McMahan, and Peter Singer, the journal began accepting submissions on 20 April 2020.[3] According to McMahan, the journal is needed because of the fear among academics about publishing articles that support certain contentious positions.[4] Minerva came up with the idea after experiencing death threats and difficulty finding employment because of an article she wrote on the ethics of newborn infanticide."

I hope it's not getting too /pol/ tier, but for now i stay interested.

Also, i (unironically) read the High Times every now and then since i'm 14 or so. They actually have some really interesting articles in there every now and then but i feel like it lost a lot of quality over the last 10 or so years.
I would definitely recommend a look into the "High Times Greats" category on their website.
https://hightimes.com/high-times-greats/

I also like the National Geographic.
Was subscribed to it but quit. Maybe i should re-subscribe someday.
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The one and only How To thread
Dear Ernst,

is there anything you can do, be in practically or theoretically, that you want other Ernsts to learn?

Be a teacher and write a guide.

Ideally you keep up some quality and write more than 2 or 3 sentences. Pictures would be great and staying around to answer possible questions would be even greater.

To keep this thread alive, i will post some how to's later, and i know that someone from a far away place will post one very soon, too.
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Crypto Scams
I lost $45,000 last year on a BTC scam. Don't believe the hype. If you can't transfer to your crypto wallet then it is a scam. Learn that first before you give a stranger somewhere in the world your $. Even if a friend or co-worker recommends it. They lost far more than I did.
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Today Thread
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Cinema and TV series four
>>47688
Posted about Happiness, but threda autosage'd so here's v4 of the best thread. Here's the repost:

Watched Happiness (1935), a silent movie about a yokel with this stronk wife who live and work a farm, being bled dry by the classes of old Russia - Priests, kulaks, military, thieves, etc. The movie itself really isn't that good save for its historical context.

Our yokel attempts to perform his own funeral which makes all the parasites who live off his work terrified because if he dies, "Then who will feed Russia?". The clergy accuse the fool of sacrilege - the military takes him and they sentence him to die 7 times in the Carpathians. His strong heroic wife joins a kolkhoz, leads a shock worker bridge and scores a bountiful harvest. The collective farm awards her applause, praise and even sheep. There is still trouble in the kolkhoz as remants of the old classes try to steal from the collective and start acts of sabotage. Alcoholics and 'loafers' are shown to be the reason why the collective isn't doing EVEN better.
The evildoers attempt to steal the grain stockpile, the main character who was demoted to standing guard fails to keep safe the people's grain and those damned reactionary forces steal both the warehouse and our protagonist. In the end, the collective DESTROYS them by shucking melons at them because their harvests were so incredible and bountiful that they could assault food thieves with them. After this victory by the shock workers of our collective farm, the couple goes shopping in a fashionable and well stocked clothes store in a nice and organized city.
As they leave the city, they throw their old clothes away and the reactionary forces (now poverty striken bums former clergy) fight over their discarded garbage.
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Linguistics General
There is a thread asking about German grammar, but why not make a languages general?

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

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

https://www.livelingua.com/course/fsi/Russian_FAST_Course

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

C'mon Ernst, learn a language!
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Erstchan and Tor
Dear admin: I like lurking here via tor. That has become impossible of late; the connection always fails. If that's an intentional change, then I ask you to please reconsider. If you want to block tor users from posting, that's understandable. Please don't prevent us from viewing this place without jumping through hoops though.

Thanks.
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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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Interjection
I'd just like to interject for a moment What you're referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX. Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called "Linux", and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project. There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine's resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called "Linux" distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.
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Documentary thread
Old one autosage >>4705

Some nice music documentary about the German alternative Rock scene of the 60s and 70s, also known as Krautrock.

Krautrock - The Rebirth of Germany
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP5dOKTB3ng

Here's a little shorter video about Krautrock as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne7M63P820g
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I've been wondering: Americans stereotypically viewed as narrow-minded philistines, yet they are capable of great scientific and technological achievements such as nuclear weapons or computers. Are people wrong about Americans?
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Non-Lego-Toys
I really like the lego-thread >>52263. Maybe we can have a toy thread where we discuss toys of our childhood.

My own experience was very German, but I hope some guys can relate to it.

Schleich Figurines. The details and realism are lovely. There is not much you can do with them, except for playing farm. To me, they were boring as old hell.

I had lots of toy cars. Matchbox and Hotwheels were OK, but my favorite car was a Siku T3-Bus in Bauknecht-livery, like this one. Mine looked a lot more used up. Damn, I loved that bus! I wish I still had it.

Both my brother and our cousin had Darda-sets. We would take lap times with a stop watch and clean and oil the engines.

I also liked Baufix very much, a construction toy for younger kids. You could build with it whatever you wanted, and I spent many hours happily putting wooden screws through wooden nuts. I played with it even when I was much too old for it.

Thinking of all of this makes me want to be a child again, although a happier child than I was. The child I could have been, under better circumstances.

Ernst, what about you. Tell me about the toys you had or maybe you wish you had, what they meant to you back then and what they mean to you now
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How does one become apolitical and doggedly maintain this position? Seems like you always have to be political about anything nowadays.
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Buying land
I found 6.5 acres of land being sold for $110,000. Odd thing about it though is that it's been on sale since last year and nobody seems to be interested in it even though the other land for sale nearby are worth more. Is it because there's a creek flowing through the property that reduces its value? I'm seriously considering buying it now that I have some money saved up and want to fulfill my dream of owning a large amount of land.

https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2226-Thunder-Rd_Catheys-Valley_CA_95306_M91114-70946
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
You know what to do.
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Today Thread
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Classic Kc threda
Lately I've been nostalgic for the good ol days of the original KC. Can we have a thread dedicated to threads/posts from the good old days?
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THIS IS NOT A TEST, I REPEAT, THIS IS NOT A TEST.
Blowfish thread, we already came knocking, we now tearing the door down.
Not much to shill if it’s BASED on facts:
You can see plain and simple on the site that there’s still plenty on the road map but we’re already
brining up cool shit and good numbers.
Community-focused memecoin. No dev-wallets, no private-sales or other shady sketchy shit.
Devs straight outta the comunity and main-dev (it’s his passion project, we just helping out with menial shit) is FAANG, don’t act like he needs your pocket-money to make it to the end of the month lmao.
There’s a lot of kinds of memecoins. Blowfish it’s not JUST your hehefunycoin.

We already got up and running the Lottery that am not gonna explain because, yeah
put in blowfish -> smart contract & Bogtools’ RNG Oracle (cop BOG too, don’t be that daft) -> vrrrrr -> win 95% of the pool and other 5% gets burned.
Do take part to the lottery because it’s most likely the last time around we do it with blowfish instead of BNB to make liquidity more stable.
Might as well be the last time you wanna touch your Blowfish

Tomorrow we got cooking up the BIG, BIGE release that made us blitz imageboards all around the globe beside this one and general telegram crypto groups to find an intrested userbase and possibly new useful additions to the community and the project:
Cryptopuff, the Blowfish NFT that you get out of the lootcrates that you get by staking BNB-Blowfish for a 1-6 month lockup period - the more you cook em the better chances it’s gonna be more valueable.
Obv beside internet credibility and proving your mom wrong about the internet money nft are gonna be a big focus for the next part of the shit we putting out: marketplace to trade em and sell em, minigames, arena to fight and all the likes. please don’t rat us out to Nintendo

No Community-focused memecoin without a bit of giving back to the community: we planning NFT auctions for user-submitted BlowFish artwork to raise funds for an ocean cleanup charity and down the line possibly even more kinds of charities.

Anon for real, beside the shilling, throw in these 20$, better regret a loss than a possible profit u turned down for no reason.
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Bay Area sideshow scene
Do you have a local sideshow scene and is it as retarded as it is here? As you can see in the videos, local "youths" here engage in fun activities like going the wrong-way on a highway bridge, dabbing on motorcycle cops half the people doing this are off duty moto cops and their offspring, doing sick burnouts in the middle of the street, drag racing in school zones, and stealing each others' cars.

While associated with the criminal underworld they're uniquely distinct from the other criminal groups here, largely because the latter preys on the mentally destitute who cannot bring themselves to drive a vehicle let alone maintain ownership of one without pawning it for drugs. This could be seen in the 2013 Mesherle riots: there was a big event at the port with over 100+ cars. Eventually local police actually bothered to do something about it (TSA called them, TSA was unhappy. TSA lacks pursuit vehicles), when they announced their operation to each other all the smart cars heard it and bolted while everyone else was trapped as cops shut off the access roads. Great deals at the impound auction a month later.

As you can see there's a lot of illegal guns at these events too, which is notable because it's when the two groups I mentioned interact: the street racers and ricers want non-CA guns that nominally require a police officer to buy from. The latter group are all crazy homeless people who will steal such weapons right from cop cars for heroin. This is a known problem and the SFPD looses about 10-20 guns per year this way. Across the bay, Oakland is better about it and San Jose doesn't have this problem because San Jose kept their asylum open.
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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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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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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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Rabbits
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Video Games
Since russian video game Ernst has left EC, I guess I'll do the honors.

Old thread: >>46255
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What is creativity?
I want to be a creative person and come up with ideas for an animated series, film, comic, book, visual novel, and whatnot. However I always end up disappointed in what I come up with. What would your creative process look like if you had one? I picked up Hayao Miyazaki's book "Starting Point 1979-1996" since I thought reading his thoughts on it would be a good place to start.
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Today Thread
Old one dead.
Long live the new one.
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quatum
The great awakening of world have began ladies in gentlemen.
    Since when the great civilations of the world have hidden a  secret that no man have revealed!
today will be you date to wake up from state of dream you been sleep for many centuries
maybe the goverments of world and the religious of world knows about it?
you are in state of a "DREAM from the metrix"
budda called it a 'illucion" life. reality being perceptual.The creation is holographic,
containing all.The entire creation is Cosmic perception in varying forms of vibrational
sound frequencies,containing octaves of knowledge.and forming dimensions containig that
knowledge Each of these dimensions are ordered by their own universal laws that apply to the
expansive potential of the information within the dimensions.
" Uncounsious mind"=data transfer.01 quatum computing.or autopilot.
The "preconscious" refers to the thoughts you aren"t actively thinking of but can call to mind
given the right trigger."Consciousness" the state of being awake and aware of one 's surroundngs.
"subconsciousness" of or concerning the part of the mind of which one is not full aware but which
one's actions and feelings.So you see your whole life is about "thoughts,feelings,emotions.= reality.
You Are a in computer prg.0a1. 'USE THE COHERRENT THOUGHTS TO UNDERSTAND THE METRIX'
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Wœrk
I've been migrating from odd jobs during the last few months. I manage to golden boy every position I take on, but they're all so tiresome.
Dealing with coworkers makes me want to snap my neck. I just want to do my jerb in peace without enduring a lazy slag's workload.

How's it been for Ernst?
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Radio Ernstiwan
Old thread is kill, this is the new Radio Ernstiwan thread. In case you're new: The best stream is The Weekly Album stream, the others can be ignored.

Share your musical taste and your seductive voice (no homo) with your fellow Ernsts, and help making this chan not only enojoyable for the eyes and mind, but also for the ears. As always, there are no restrictions whatsoever in what to stream. Just share what you like, every streamer has his own ideas and style, and it only makes the radio more interesting.

The radio is available here: http://radio.ernstchan.xyz:8000/

There's also a chat and a discord where you usually find people talking about gay porn and penguins during the streams.

https://discord.gg/UpXdrxG
http://ernst.bplaced.net/chat/blabax.php (You can register with an email or make a guest account which will tie your name to your IP. If you have a changing IP and want to keep your name register with email)

Connection data for the public stream: see pic 3. See also the beautifully crafted pic 2 and the infos on the radio page itself for additional details. Don't hesitate to ask if there's anything on your mind, there are lots of people around who have working streaming setups running and will be glad to help you out. You can see at the top of EC (below the banner) if a stream is on.

Happy listening/streaming!
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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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How to undo "race-realist" brainwashing? (Advice needed)
Hello, I am new here, so I'm not sure whether my post is going to be appropriate or not. Someone sent me here when I asked if there was any imageboard with less racism and rudeness.

I have been very depressed over a single disturbing idea for the past four years, and I need some advice regarding how I can overcome this. I am a twenty-two-year-old Indian man living in India (in case you didn't recognise the flag). When I was about eighteen years old, I started browsing online imageboard communities such as 4chan and Krautchan. Now, a lot of people in such websites have racist and White supremacist leanings. They are generally very impolite to brown/Black people such as myself. Moreover, they justify their racism by citing an ideology known as "race realism".

The idea behind race realism is that darker-skinned races are inherently intellectually inferior to lighter-skinned races, and are hence less evolved in terms of cognitive ability. According to studies conducted by a certain number of IQ researchers, the average IQ of India is around 82, while the average IQ of Sub-Saharan African is in the range 60 to 75. The threshold for intellectual disability in Western countries is supposed to be around 85. Hence the average Indian or African is intellectually disabled by Western standards. This explains why countries with darker-skinned people are poor, and why there has been very little contribution to academic fields from these countries.

I have gone through the papers written on the subject of race and IQ, and I find this theory very difficult to disprove. I want to believe that this apparent lack of intelligence is simply a reflection of lack of nutrition and education, and can be fixed by providing better living standards. But apparently it is largely genetic. This is because lighter-skinned people have evolved to have larger brains due to more challenging environmental conditions (cold climate).

I have wasted a lot of time arguing with people on imageboards about this, but it has only made things worse, especially because of the rudeness and hostility that those people treated me with. They keep using words like "shitskin", "subhuman", "animal" etc. to refer to me and my people. Just reading replies like these makes me feel like I'm inferior to White people.

This ideology has caused me enormous pain and sadness for the last four years, and I've been unable to do anything productive all this while. I've underperformed greatly in my studies, and my head hurts all the time from mental exhaustion. I see a psychiatrist once a month, but it hasn't helped me at all. All she does is ask the same questions all the time, and changes the dosage of the SSRIs I'm supposed to take.

I have considered suicide a few times, but obviously I can't get myself to do anything so drastic. I spent nearly all the time when I'm awake performing mental gymnastics about how to cope with these disturbing ideas in my mind. Many people online have advised me to start thinking of it this way: "Your race may be inferior, but you are not inferior". This does not solve the problem. It's not that I consider myself to be inferior, rather I am worried about the fate of my people. I want to believe that all human beings are born equal. This belief may seem unreasonable to some, but the teachings of Jesus and the Buddha are in agreement with it. I really want to believe that, but I can't find sufficient evidence to prove this to myself.

One of the ways I have tried to logically disprove race realism is by observing the historical patterns regarding which racial groups have been more economically successful and technologically advanced than others. Until the age of industrialisation began, I don't believe that Europe was significantly better off than the Middle East or South Asia. I'm not sure if any part of Sub-Saharan Africa was ever at par with Europe in terms of sophistication at any time in history, but it is noteworthy that agriculture began independently in East Africa and Papua, but not in Europe. Could these observations mean that which races are more successful than others is not set in stone? There was a point of time as recent as in the late twentieth century that China was poorer than India, and Poland was poorer than Jamaica. Could this mean that maybe a thousand years in the future, the income gap between the first world and the third world would not be so prominent? According a certain economic study, in the eighteenth century, what is now the third world was slightly wealthier than the first world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_regions_by_past_GDP_(PPP)_per_capita

I'm sorry that you had to read through this lengthy rant, but I am really desperate for some help.
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Kaycee murdered on it's birthday - the thread
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I'm 26. During the periods I feel lonely, overwhelmed by difficulties, faced by hard choices etc, I go online and waste hours, days, weeks in a trance/artificial coma. Mindless scrolling, refreshing, muscle-memory typing URLs. This is only stopped by external stimuli, and when there is none, it doesn't stop.

There were years when I (over)used the internet to study interesting things. News, technological breakthroughs, physics, politics, literature, you name it. I actually became very knowledgeable in some topics. But eventually my interest subsided, and nothing useful was yielded from my time online.

I spend literally years of my life on the internet. Thousand upon thousands of hours wasted completely on forums, communities and imageboards, on repeating, stupid, vile discussions. My ability for critical thought is no longer there. My inner monologue, my ability to think consciously and maintain my focus is crippled. My language skills in my first language declined so much that for some periods I was not able to remember the right words for many concepts in my own fucking language.

Right now I should have been talking to a friend. I should have gone out for a drink with someone. Maybe I should have visited a shrink for an expensive chat. Or I should be sleeping in anticipation of going to work tomorrow. But here I am, typing away my thoughts once again, on an anonymous imageboard. Publishing the details of some of my lowest lows for the world to see. Hoping something will change this time. It's just sad how someone at my age was developed such a deep addiction to something so stupid. Had I spend all those thousands of hours speaking to "real" people, like over Facebook or IRL, I would have had at least something to show for. Meaningful discussions. Continuity. Accountability. Maybe a handful of friends, a girlfriend, or maybe just even just the normal human experience of socializing. It would have been better over what I've been doing so far.

I never thought I'd become like this. The first time I've spend a considerable amount of time neglecting the real world in favor of the internet was 10 years ago. It has been a long downhill ride and unless I eventually muster the courage to make big changes in my life and overcome my inhibitions it only gets worse. Imagine yourself at 40, having spend almost all your life online. How fucking sad is this. It's a realistic probability for me. I pray I won't become that person, but I think I'm gonna need some help. If you actually read the whole thing thank you, and I wish you luck on your own efforts to get rid of this disease.
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How to quit 4chan completely?
Hey Ernst how do i quit that shithole entirely? I am addicted to shitposting but that cunt of a website steals my time and has already stolen many years from my life. I don't mind it here on EC because its quiet but it scratches that itch to go back to a faster paced imageboard.

I promise i wont shit this place up, ive been here on and off since the death of Krautchan.
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Today Thread
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8z5TMhl8ZU

Hand in your papers... I mean blogposts
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waifu thread
No waifu thread? Let's create one!
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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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Which nails do you like more?
Which nails do you like more?
https://www.strawpoll.me/42725699/
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MUD general
Anyernst still play MUDs anymore? There's this neat game called Avalon RPG and it's in need of players.

https://www.avalon-rpg.com/
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I have $1500 worth of bitcoin in a gambling site but I have to go through a bunch of hoops to access it, what do you think of these convoluted rules?
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Hardware threda
Hello Ernstchan. Where is the serious discussion about computer's hardware?
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Rare Historical Photos
Chemical warfare exercise in Istanbul before the WW2

19 August 1939
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Channels
The 6th Column
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8RXjid146qdxBcAFwRYmCA/videos

The Ushanka Show
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClXTAMdHwvWdmFyOlQmEtpQ/videos

Political Islam - Bill Warner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_To-cV94Bo

Bald & Bankrupt - Soviet Hotel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31TPCwAcWLw

Cynical Historian
https://www.youtube.com/user/CynicalCypher88/videos
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Mahommedans forbid images of any living thing, and they also forbid venerating Jesus and Mary Theotokos as "gods". Which do Mahommedans find more offensive, images (icons) of Jesus, or images of Muhammad?
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Ernstchan Chess Club
Recently on /b/ the idea of having an Ernstchan-internal chess tournament came up. So let's give it a shot. I have created an invite-only chess club on chess.com which you can join by clicking here: https://www.chess.com/club/ernstchan-chess-club/join/e00a81

I could only a 30 members club because I only have a gold account, but 30 should be sufficient for now, considering this is a dead imageboard.

Maybe we can have regular live tournaments, including live streams on Ernstiwan/Discord.
If we get enough members by then, I'd suggest a Blitz tournament for October 31st.

What do guys you think?
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Today Thread
January 23rd 2021, the second year of the pandemic approaches - Ernsts self isolate
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Tics
I will pop my shoulders repeatedly, vainly in hopes of hearing a popping sound. When I do get a pop, its intensely satisfying.
I also chew the insides of my cheeks to the point where they bleed and crack one of my toes quite often.
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Why are Americans so vile?
Serious discussion only.
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The rationale behind the submachine gun was that the gentler recoil of a pistol cartridge allows one to fire full auto while still hitting the target. Pre-ban fully automatic firearms are prohibitively expensive for civilian ownership in the USA, but currently "binary triggers" that fire twice per trigger pull (once on pull, once on release) are available, which makes SMG-like weapons again a viable choice for civilian ownership. However in recent decades the proliferation of cheap and light body armor has led to SMGs falling out of favor with law enforcement and military users with short-barreled rifles becoming increasingly popular. Do imitation SMGs have any place in the current-day USA or elsewhere for that matter?
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Radio Ernstiwan: Serious Discussions
Good evening, my fellow Ernsts.

I would like to host a show for /int/, similar to the one currently running under the name "Ernste Folgen" every second Sunday for /b/.
And tomorrow, we'll give it a shot.

I would like to talk with Ernst about beauty; what does Ernst consider beautiful, how beauty may or may not be to the eye of the beholder and how the ideal beauty has changed throughout time and whatever Ernst would like to add.

Ernst is warmly invited to participate in the debate either here by posting in the thread of by calling me through Skype where you would find me as "colmesrey"

We'll start tomorrow, Saturday the 4th of April at UTC+3 00:00.

radio.ernstchan.xyz:8000
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Boomer-Humor
In this thread, I will post cartroons drawn by German boomer cartoonist Götz Widenroth and try to explain them as good as I can. Feel free to contribute boomer-humor from your country, or from Germany or anything else.

1
File title is
>green_peadophile_pederasts_child_sex.jpg
Person to the left is a priest affixed to a crucifix. Sign over his head says
>Hear hangs a child molester. t. the green party
On the right, we see a toad. Her hairdo and warts make clear that this toad is supposed to be a caricature of green party politician Claudia Roth. Sign over her head says
>Here hangs the green part. t. a molested child.
The green thing in the toads mouth is a bludgeon. It is labeled "the moral bludgeon". In German "The moral bludgeon" is a figure of speech that symbolises the judgement "x is immoral" applied as an argument. The text at the bottom says
"You won't believe how much I enjoy the sudden silence".

2
Filename is
>20130814_AfD_Goettingen_Campaing_Green_Antifa_terror.jpg
The person on the left dressed in green has the logo of the green party youth organisation on his green hoodie. The sign over the pillary says "I campaigned for office without the permission of the green partie's youth organisation!". The person to the far right has the antifa logo on his black hoodie. The basket in front of the pillary holds AfD-posters. AfD is a German right-wing party. Text at the bottom says "Freedom of speech, freedom of assambly and competition in politics in the real Federal Republic Of Germany. The phrase used for "real" is "real existierend", a term that was prominently used in the sense of "real socialism" in the German Democratic Republic, i.e. former East Germany.

3
Filename is "islamic_self_defense.jpg".
The left-most figure is "sleepy Michael" or "German Michael", a common personification of Germany. A few words about "German Michael": "German Michael" is dense, reacts very slowly, is asleep most of the day and is very reluctant to act. He is easily recognisable by his bedcap. Here, he we see him chained to the fence by §§, while a colored man with a green shirt (Arabic?) stabs him with a knife. As blood gushes out of German Michael's multiple wounds, he seems to have been stabbed multiple times. From the window in the background, a woman yells "He's killing him! Do something, Mr. prosecutor!" The woman wears a blue-and-red pullover. Blue and red are the colors German right-wing party AfD uses. A man in a suite has his face turned towards her and his mouth open, but we can't tell what he says. In the window to the far right, we see German chancelor Angela Merkel. We see only half her face, apparently, she tries to look, but not to be seen. She wears a mauve helmet. This caricaturist always draws Angela Merkel with a mauve helmet. My interpretation is that it is supposed to resemble both her hairdo and a Viet-Cong-helmet. The text at the bottom says "Why? [should I do anything?] This is an obvious case of self-defense, you racist!"

4
Filename is "PK130517_VW_Emissions_Politics_Limits_Ecologism.jpg"
To the left, we see a green figure holding a joint. As we know by now, green figures are green party politicians and their followers. In his hand, the green man holds a joint. He says "Hey, world climate is suffering so much now, right dude? And because of that, emission limits are even tighter now, right dude?!". In the background, to the right, a monochrome light-blue balding man with a slide rule and calipers thinks "Software... only software can save us now!". On the table between the two figures, we see the model of a car, in dark green and black. The writing on the car says "Emission limits: ultra-low!!!!". The text below the drawing reads "Automotive engineer under the thumb of climate-weed-smoking world-rescuers."
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Today Thread
Ernst The Great, transmitting his (blog) messages across time and space!
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From the synoptic gospels it's pretty clear that Jesus is subordinate to God.

"So He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God." Matt 19:17

"but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared by My Father.” Matt 20:23

"Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done." Luke 22:42

Where then did the idea that Jesus is God come from? He never said it, although he let his disciples worship him, but even so, as the Son of God ("Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.”" Matt 14:33). It seems at most he was the Son of God.
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Why is hedonism bad? Why is seeking inward-directed pleasure for its own sake bad?
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Random Picture Thread #3
Step 1: Post Random Pictures
Step 2: ?????
Step 3: Profit!
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Ekinshi Tabletop Gaming Tread
We're back since the old one is on systemkontra now.

This thread is for discussing tabletop gaming, though experience shows that it's mostly been tabletop RPG discussion in various forms ranging from play experience, rules discussion and design talk. We currently have a game group ongoing, based out of a discord server here: https://discord.gg/ZGmpJe9 feel free to drop in. We actually play on most Saturdays at 0600 Zulu.

What are you lot up to in this field lately?
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suit choice
where can I find this suit?
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Marx
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

Regards,
Avi
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### KC exile thread ###
Are we welcome here?
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women of different countries
What are the women from different countries like? Did you have any such interesting experiences? What are Spanish women like? Is it difficult to date somebody who's from a different country than your own? What are the relationships like? Do they make good friends?
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Videogames
Because we all live in virtual world
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Well I guess no one else is doing it so who feels like a webm threda?
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Is anyone else interested in the psychological and sociological context of interracial, cuckold and bbc porn? Several topics and ideas around this issue have come to my attention and are interesting to me.

1) Traditionally, in most christian societies were lust and sexuality were considered sinful and taboo, the woman was seen as a temptress. Men were the virtuous ones to be lead astray by the less pious women. However, at a certain point in American history, women had gained considerable influence in society and especially moral and church affairs and preachers started pandering to them. They flipped the script around. The men were now the drunkards, rapists and sexual beasts. The women were upstanding citizens and morally superiour. Alcohol had to be banned and men were considered the problem in sexual matterrs. This idea met by racism and a need to dehumanize the enslaved black population, which was seen as less human, which justified denying them human rights. These beasts were also more unrestrained, more sexual and the white women needed to be protected from them. Of course this kind of taboo creates a certain allure...

2) In recent times, whites are losing their total grip on racial superiority in the United States. This loss of a dominating position is perceived by some as a slippery slope towards being the underclass in the near future. A great anxiety comes from other developments in society, too. Now being white isn't enough anymore to secure a good quality of life. Some people think along racial lines and imagine things like a "new black world order", "black supremacy", "the great replacement", "the browning of america", "white genocide" etc. It has baffled me to find out how many privately created fetish porn is to be found on the internet that features pictures of interracial couples with captions talking about "destroying the white race" and such things. To me, it is strange that someone might worry about this but jack off to it at the same time. I have learned, however, that there is something like trauma-seeking behaviour in some people. I could imagine a similar phenomenon might be happening here. Are all these racists jacking of to blacked porn?

3) Then there is also the innate allure of cuckoldry and female infidelity. It is part of the human experience that women are ready to mate all year round, are usually engaged in monogamous relationships but occasional cheating is always a possibility. This explains the relatively large testicle size of human males who potentially have to compete against other sperm and the shape of the penis, which is designed to scoop out cum out of a vagina. Some evolutionary psychologists have speculated that women cry out during sex to alert competing males...
In porn, men seem to be more aroused, generally speaking, by constellations of one woman with one or several men, although one might think a harem situation is more desirable. However, the presence of competing men triggers an instinct to do better in order to ensure mating success and there even is a measurable increase in the amount a man who fears rivals ejaculates.

...just a few points to get the serious discussion started. What do Ernsts think about this?
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News threda
New news thread.

Got any interesting articles or breaking stories? Someone wrote a thoughtful editorial that resonated with you? Read some one-sided opinion piece that cements your current understanding of the world?

Post it all here.
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The sun's orbit around the center of the Milky Way takes about 225-250 million terrestrial years. That's a 25 million year margin of error. Think about what your lifespan means in just that error gap.

Marcus Aurelius wrote to think on how vast the eternity of time is behind us in the past, and how vast the eternity in the future, and likewise with space.

Given our apparent insignificance in the cosmic scale (think of the "pale blue dot"), do you really think God cares if you masturbate or cheated on your wife? Do all these things really matter in such a vast universe where all our earthly deeds could be incinerated in the expanding sun, buried under magma, or annihilated by a meteor? It seems to me that religion is human-centric, rather than being centered on the divine.
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Christmas
What did you get for Christmas Ernst? What did you get for others?

I got Sherman tank slippers from the tank museum and some books on the paranormal that I wanted.
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In the English sub of the film “Eastern Promises” the Russian пидорас is translated as “pederast”. But isn’t it a slur for gays not pederasts? Wouldn’t it be more correct to translate it as “faggot”? I understand that the word itself is a corruption of the Russian word for pederast.
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HoeHoeHoe.
Santa is here with gifts for all the nice Ernsts out there.

Santa is going to dump some steam keys in this thread for the next few days, i hope you're ready.
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I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Ee Gee, the amazing editor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attila and a pack of other lovers with queer names and offbeat professions, and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn't quite make out. I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn't make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.
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Today Thread
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I'm not the only poster here who saw a UFO, right?
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Hi where are the serious discussion?
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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.
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Opera
What operas do you like?
Favorite composers and/or librettists?
Favorite singers?
Do you ever visit the opera?

Personally I'm just starting to reach out into this territory, having been hooked mostly by the music of Wagner and his librettos but also by the german Lied. Never been to the opera myself yet but I'm currently looking for a worthwhile (classical, not post-modern deconstructionist filth) staging I can visit this year and meanwhile satisfying myself with recordings and reading librettos.
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>Be me
>Living in Australia
>"Oy craiky, me hard drive is full with porn again"
>"Gonna buy a big usb-driverino to store all me important documents"
>Receive 256 gb usb drive
>Use for two weeks
>Stops working
>Microcontroller is fucked
>No warranty or money-back
>Thanks for nothing, Sandisk
>Thanks for nothing, Australia

Could we please get EU-tier warranty on all electronic products? And maybe some decent Amazon in this here place?
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Randomness
This thread is absolutely random.

Isn't it just funny how randomness works?

Like saying that certain events would happen at certain dates and times.

But I guess Ernst wouldn't want to test the power of randomness with such things.
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Grand strategy
Rate my EVROPIVMS.

-The protestant war lasted 11 years and had a total of 4.6 million military casualties, I dismantled the Holy Roman Empire during the war.
-I focused most of my development in Konigsberg and Danzig, Berlin is just some irrelevant provincial shithole.
-Moscow collapsed in the most horrible way possible, a big chunk of their former regions have been converted to islam, orthodoxy seems doomed.
-I released an AI kiev a while back from lithuania and gave them a 6/6/6 ruler, they seem to be doing well in pushing back the tatars.
-Protestant Toulouse,
-Burgundy alive and well in the Netherlands
-The UK owned Normandy, Northern Brittany and Gascony for a hell of a long time, only recently did France manage to push them out.
-The Danish-Swedish union alive and well, they might unite into Scandinavia soon.
-The turks ended up bordering me, so I pushed them back and released Nitra and Transylvania.
-Albania somehow managed to join the (now dismantled) HRE, and have thus survived the turks. Austria revoked their guarantee so they're about to get boned.
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Wow, this board is really slow.
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K***ch*n is a plague on Ersntchan, it's a plague on the internet, and quite frankly it's a plague on humanity itself. It's a mockery of a site that encourages sick ideas about race, women, and worst of children.

This sick pedophile and nazi enabling site must be stopped. Enough is enough. Join me in reporting this sick website to Cloudflare for violating terms of service and report it to any other place you can think of.
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Rage
>Hey Boss
>How about we implement some more efficient ways to communicate within the company, as well as within and between the various teams
>There is Microsoft Teams which integrates nicely into all our Office applications
>Or we could just use some other services that might be cheaper
>There is Slack, Jabber, Flock, Google Meet

<Hello Ernst
<Thank you but that won't be necessary
<Our mailing list does just fine

>O-ookay.

Get back to work

See pic related

How do you react?
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Does ligna claire require greater technical skill to execute than drawing styles which feature hatching/crosshatching? Asking because I heard this opinion recently and was surprised by it.
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Webm request
Does anyone have that russian elite dangerous webm thnaks.
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What does Ernst know about the lost country of Grand Tartary?
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Are there separate educational institutions that cater to the four different native language groups of Switzerland? Are there separate German schools, French schools and Italian schools? Do German-speaking children learn French and vice versa?
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man and personhood
So what actually marks the boundaries of what it means to be human, a person, or between human and personhood?

This might sound like a really dumb question but when you actually inspect it you'll notice that there's all kinds of legal, moral, ethical, philosophical, genetic/scientific, anthropological, and other issues and controversies inherent to this. Among this are things like abortion and being a moral agent, and at which points you cannot be considered a moral agent and/or vested with the full rssponibilities to "personhood" as well as which signifiers stretch as beyond the "mere beast" and into becoming fully Man a great deal of which are shared radically among many other species to the extent that some of them could be arguably proven to hold greater capacities in some areas than notable members of our own, such as empathy in psychopaths--which itself further begs the question of where someone like a psychopath falls along those lines of personhood, being human, and what is meant by "shared humanity" which they abundantly lack, and what their full legal and moral culpability is considered to be as opposed to a full grown adult man who may do the same thing but is not given the death penalty because he's clinically retarded, and how that man will be imprisoned rather than someone who is fully psychotic and simply put in a mental hospital all for the same crimes. It begs the question of behaviorism and the limitations of Western categorical inquiries as well, which though it's clear most things in life outside computers are not either/or binaries those loose categories can at times be helpful.

I ask this now partly because Man's relationship to doge is somehow the most human thing ever to me, but also because lately I've been mulling over the question after realizing the extent to which certain people are so totally lacking the components of both empathy AND intellect so as to be barely distinguishable to me as something that can be called a true person, or is at the very minimum indistinguishable from a bot.
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Lockdowwn
Other people in lockdown too? Adelaide is not fucking around with that sort of things.
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Today Thread
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Is the immerwährender Reichstag the perfect allegory for the EU?

Do Germans know of it?

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immerw%C3%A4hrender_Reichstag
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Where people do get energy from to get things done?
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Operating systems thread
Let's talk about operating systems.

Windows:
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.

Mac:
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.

Linux:
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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Presidential Election thread
Who are you voting for? Why?

Yuros, who would you vote for?

I'll be voting for Donald J Trump not because I am particularly supportive of him - indeed I am out off by his demeanor and his style - but I see him as the lesser of two evils. A senile Biden would likely see Harris acting as president and besides they'll continue everything that was wrong about O-BOMB-A while also incorporating the worst aspects of the current left.

It's a lose-lose but I will choose the lesser evil
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Cinema and TV series three
First with a ref to John Ford because I did not like very much this picture I saw right now. Problem is that is too feminine in the bad sense, the film. It's very nice if you like paintings, but you know, cinema is something else.

The rest of pictures are in my collection of cinema-tv pics but I don't have the slightest idea of which film do they come from.
---

"Ford was highly intelligent, erudite, sensitive and sentimental, but to protect himself in the cutthroat atmosphere of Hollywood he cultivated the image of a "tough, two-fisted, hard-drinking Irish sonofabitch".[71] One famous event, witnessed by Ford's friend actor Frank Baker, strikingly illustrates the tension between the public persona and the private man. During the Depression, Ford—by then a very wealthy man—was accosted outside his office by a former Universal actor who was destitute and needed $200 for an operation for his wife. As the man related his misfortunes, Ford appeared to become enraged and then, to the horror of onlookers, he launched himself at the man, knocked him to the floor and shouted "How dare you come here like this? Who do think you are to talk to me this way?" before storming out of the room. However, as the shaken old man left the building, Frank Baker saw Ford's business manager Fred Totman meet him at the door, where he handed the man a cheque for $1,000 and instructed Ford's chauffeur to drive him home. There, an ambulance was waiting to take the man's wife to the hospital where a specialist, flown in from San Francisco at Ford's expense, performed the operation. Sometime later, Ford purchased a house for the couple and pensioned them for life. When Baker related the story to Francis Ford, he declared it the key to his brother's personality: "
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Flaws (and how to fix them!)
How do I become better at listening? I find that I can't really think and listen simultaneously

t. Might be a literal retard
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Search my HDD pt2
made this threada before >>28434

Search my HDD, I have something like 50,000 to 70,000 named files in my imageboards folders I've been filling up for over 15 years

Post a WORD or TWO WORDS and I'll post the first results
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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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Today Thread
Adventure time!
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Can Life Prevail - Linkola
>As the reader may surmise, I will leave open the question of how those few wise individuals might rise to power and how the programme for the preservation of life might be implemented: I simply do not know the answer.

Linkola has really nothing useful to say. I refuse to believe that anyone who fanboys him, hasn't read it at all.
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Can you guys come back to KC (kohlchan)? The mods don't ban people for having left of center viewpoints anymore and they starting to ban CP. KC is a political echochamber now and we need people like you to mix it up. I'm not even a leftist myself, I'd say I'm a moderate liberal with some politically incorrect views, however I believe KC is in dire need of intellectual diversity. Come home bernd
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Bêafrîka, mbeso tî âBantu
Kîri mo gbû gîgî tî mo-mvenî
Mo bâa pâsi na gbe tî âzo kûê
Me fadësô, mo ke na kürü gô
Mo sö benda, mo bûngbi kûê ôko
Na kusâra ngâ na nëngö-terê
Tî tö ndâ tî finî dutï tî ë sô
E mä gbegô tî âkötarä tî ë

E gbû kua nzönî na nëngö-terê
E kpë ndiä nzönî na mängö-terê
E kinda wasïöbê, ë tomba pâsi
E yâa bandêra tî ködrö tî ë!
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is Ernst interestee in martial arts?

I used to train Karate with my father and recently decided to pick it up again.

And as with all asian martial arts there are a lot of misconceptions and mystique surrounding it, mostly because of movies and such.

Fun fact, the "Chi/Ki" was never supposed to be a mystical inner energy you could draw from to get magic strength.

Rather it's a controlled breathing technique that once you train you can use to give your punches and kicks a bit of an extra oomph.

It doesn't substitute strength training at all.

Another thing people mix up is Zen buddhism philosophy and martial arts. It emphasises passiveness and self defense when in fact those martial arts were much morr aggressive in nature, born out of the need to subjugate, kill and maim other people.

During the Japanese Warring States period, an early form of ju jutsu was developed in in mainland japan, prioritizing joint locks and throws over striking because the armor would generally render striking innefficient.

After Toyotomi rose to power and started confiscating swords from peasants, they were still plagued by bandits and pirates so they needed to defend themselves without weapons.

In the japanese island of Okinawa, early forms of Karate have originated, heavily influenced by chinese kung fu.

After the Meiji Restoration, all forms of fighting were outlawed in an attempt from the Emperor to "civilize" Japan.

The only way the martial arts could still go on would be to distance themselves from a discipline of war and adopt a more passive approach to it. (Aikijujutsu became Aikido, jujutsu became judo) It heavily attached to the Zen buddhism philosophy, which was popular at the time, basically stripped the "fangs" of the fighting styles and adopted a more peaceful approach.

In karate, you can still see some of those "fangs" in some Katas, moves like eye goughing, arm and leg breaks, kicks to the groin, etc.
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How do I say these imageboard terms in German?
-Post
e.g. I post in many threads on Ernstchan
-Poster
e.g. Why won't that poster stop posting in so many threads on Ernstchan?
-Posting
e.g.That user should stop cringeposting
-Thread
e.g. I created a single thread on Ernstchan today
-imageboard
-chatroom
-sage
-bump
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Invite to Endchan's Movie Corner
Good morning Ernstchan. I'm a wandering anon from Endchan who visits your chan sometimes and wanted to ask you guys a question. We were going to be having a movie night on our site's cytube channel soon and wanted to know if any of you were interested in joining us to view it? We'd really like to have you bernds around.

We will be streaming "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" a film directed by Wes Anderson on October 3rd if you are interested. Streaming time would be 19:00 AEST (09:00 UTC) and 20:00 UTC. I can also put your board's mascot in our poster if you guys want to be a part of that too.

I also don't want to seen as a nuisance, so if the Mods or anons in general don't like this post, I can delete it in order to not be a bother.
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Why is there such a strong connection between the moomins and neofolk?
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Bune, Bune, Bune!

Wehl Melan Avage Bune Tasa
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911
Where were you on 911?

I was 19 years old and working in a tractor radiator factory, soldering radiators for tractors and commercial generators. I lasted about 3 weeks there because I was too tall for the work place and hunching over the manlet size workbench was causing my back to seize up.

When the planes hit we were all standing around listening to the radio broadcast, and the manager came along and shut off the radio ''out of respect for the 100,000 dead in New York'' he said, then ''back to work you can listen to the radio on your own time''
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Pertti 'spede' Pasanen
Let's get an Assburger thread going.
Post your Assburgers
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Kohlchan is down.
Hello cousins
Kohlchan is down.
Let's make a KC general here.
Go go go
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How would ernst go about invading modern day Rome?

t.future Rome invader
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Radio Ernstiwan
Old thread is kill, this is the new Radio Ernstiwan thread. I'm starting right away with the 1905 show, going live RIGHT NOW (with pre-music)

Share your musical taste and your seductive voice (no homo) with your fellow Ernsts, and help making this chan not only enojoyable for the eyes and mind, but also for the ears. As always, there are no restrictions whatsoever in what to stream. Just share what you like, every streamer has his own ideas and style, and it only makes the radio more interesting.

The radio is available here: http://radio.ernstchan.xyz:8000/

Connection data for the public stream: see pic 3. See also the beautifully crafted pic 4 and the infos on the radio page itself for additional details. Don't hesitate to ask if there's anything on your mind, there are lots of people around who have working streaming setups running and will be glad to help you out. You can see at the top of EC (below the banner) if a stream is on.

Happy listening/streaming!
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Wasserknappheit und Meeresspiegelanstieg
Hallo Ernst,

Ich verstehe nicht wie die Wasserknappheit zunehmen kann wenn die Polkappen die ganze Zeit schmelzen.

Hast du Elfenjungen oder Studienarbeiten zu diesem Thema, vielleicht sogar selbst Wissen was weiterhelfen kann?

Ich kann mir das nur erklären durch das ganze Waser was eingelagert wird in Plastikflashcen (allein bei Aldi und Lidl ist es ja schon einiges wenn das mal bedacht wird auf den gesamten Kontinent.)

Elfenjunge der mich dazu veranlasst :

https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/wasser-in-europa-wird-es-schon-in-grossen-mengen-geklaut-a-1a9286ff-03ce-47b4-a953-4210e2e1f43a

Grüße,

Ernst
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Vidja genes
Old video games systemkontra
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Which is the most abundant animal species on earth? Is there any way to estimate what rank humans hold in terms of total number of individuals when compared to other animal species?
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Paleo threda
Thread for discussion of paleontology, paleo art, geology, etc. I have recently become interested in this topic and would like to learn more.

Oculudentavis khaungraae was described last year as an avialan dinosaur. Then the original paper was retracted when it was shown to be a lizard (following the discovery of a second specimen). But the name & description are still valid according to the ICZN. So now further work will have to cite a retracted paper. It’s unclear why the retraction occurred since incorrect phylogenetic placement is usually not met with such a severe measure. It’s possible the provenance of the fossil (from controversial Burmese amber) was a significant factor in this decision.
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non-corporate or anonymous interneting
What are some good alternatives? TikTok is owned by Chinese multinationals. YT is garbage owned by Google. Just creating a new email these days often requires a phone number and it's becoming increasingly a pain in the ass to even find any kind of disposable email or fake vmail inbox to use to create accounts anywhere. Like if I wanted to host videos where am I even supposed to go? Twitch? Twitch is owned by Amazon. Is there even anything left out there that is independent, free, and/or anonymous?
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News Thread
Post any/all interesting articles, breaking stories or whatever stupid opinion piece that cements your preconceived notions of the world.
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Trigger/Gainax have made some of the most visually appealing amine in terms of art styles and visual direction.

Obligatory anime thread too.
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ErnstGG thread
I couldn't find the old thread. If it still exists please ignore it and pretend this one is the only one that exists, thanks.

For a while now we have a steam group so Ernst can play nice online games with or against other Ernsts.
We actually got a really nice CSGO group going that played regularly with each other.
Sadly we haven't really played much lately so i try it again on /int/ (where i wasn't very succesfull a few month ago) to find fresh blood for our group.
Like i said, CSGO is/was played mostly but it is not a CSGO group, you can ask for players of any other onlinegame, too.
Skill doesn't matter, just have some fun and a good time with Ernst.

https://steamcommunity.com/groups/ernstglobalgaming
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Today Thread
Old one is on Systemkontra
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How to improve writing skills?
I've been trying to write a full-size novel for sometime now, and I've only got past the first thirty pages. I have the plot in mind, but I have trouble in building the narrative. The description of events looks very mundane and dull. I don't know how to use an interesting combination of words.
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What is the ecological significance of carnivorous animals? Why did certain animals evolve to become carnivorous? What if all animal life was herbivorous?
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How to write (literature) quickly? I took an entire month to just write twenty pages. I have to keep making changes because it just doesn't look right. How long does it usually take for a real author to finish writing a full-length book (like 300 to 500 pages)?
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Why is lust sinful? When you lust over a woman without actually doing anything to her, for example, while watching pornography, are you actually committing a sin? I am still very confused about this, and I feel that my pornography addiction is coming in the way of my spiritual enlightenment.
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Plague 2020
Corona Thread #2

Everything related to the virus and it's impacts on whatever goes in here.
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There are four known species of animals that do not require oxygen for survival. One of these is in the phylum Cnidaria (that also includes complex relatively lifeforms such jellyfish), and the other three belong to the phylum Loricifera. Pic related is the Cnidarian parasitic species Henneguya zschokkei, that infects certain species of salmon.
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dis_cord_._ gg/SBdYJeV

Psychic Development Guidance
Server for guided awakening/enlightenment.
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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?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIB3NPTdwmc
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What do you guys think about glue and 'lac?

t. Romanian
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I was banned for this post
I honestly believe some races are superior to others. This is a basic rule of nature and survival. Just take a look at extinct animals.You either hunt or be hunted. But there is another category, cheeky cunts who leech of with eating the rotting leftovers. Today the same thing is happening in our society. These Untermensch, they fear our might and power but we've been poisoned! They've been leeching from us these vermins are sucking our blood alive what do you have to loose! Time has come for us to rise get rid of these irritants.

This is the truth like it or not.
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Big list of imageboards easily sortable

https://socialwiki.top/wiki/Imageboards

Enjoy
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Investment & Economic News Thread
Investing Concepts:

Global Macro - Long Term Debt Cycle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHe0bXAIuk0

Value Investment
https://www.investopedia.com/term/v/valueinvesting.asp

Diversification & Asset Allocation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu4lHaSh7D4

US Economic News:
Rising coronavirus infections threaten US economic recovery
>The Labor Department data emerged as the nation saw more troubling infections. Florida reported a single-day record of 156 deaths, along with nearly 14,000 new cases, mirroring a broader trend this week that has seen the national death rate spike. The seven-day rolling average for new deaths has risen to 730, a more than 21 percent increase from a week ago.

U.S. Job Gains Look Like They’re Slowing or Reversing in July
>U.S. job gains are set to slow sharply or even reverse in July after a resurgent coronavirus and new wave of shutdowns stymied the economic rebound.
>Coming on the heels of a combined gain of 7.5 million jobs in May and June, the trends spell a slowdown or halt to the labor-market rebound.

How are you navigating the current economic environment? Which countries, sectors, and businesses are you investing in?
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Science and technology
Also S-P-A-C-E since the last thread is on systemkontra

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/10/121011-diamond-planet-space-solar-system-astronomy-science/
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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the kooky bullshit thread
I couldve sworn we already have one but don't know where it is. I would otherwise have labelled this the paranormal thread until I can figure out which ancient as shit one to use on the catalogue but really I guess this can be a kitchen sink for what would otherwise veer into godlikeproductions/ATS forums material speaking of which what the hell happened to those sites? They're now heaps of trash about illegal immigrants.

Anyway
http://www.metatech.org/wp/spiritual-warfare/mirrors-open-portals-dimensions-walked-one/
While this is pretty shit (I cannot even imagine how one proclaims himself Christian while being literally so dumb you think that Hebrew is "Sanskrit") however it poses some interesting ideas, one of which involves mirrors.

What are the ideas and folklore in different cultures regarding mirrors? I did not know this about the Chinese for instance however it has always struck me as rather common sense that spiritual beings can use it to push through to this side.
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Tooooday
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0qoZZssW60

New Thread
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Ernstchan Journal Attempt 2
Seeing the current thread, I'll try again.
All you need to do is send me any drawings or articles.
1.Can be on anything you want.
2.Soft submission deadline is July 1. Hard submission deadline will be two weeks after. Three months. We'll have quarterly issues. Keep sending even after deadline, will go in next issue.
3.Send to ec_zine@protonmail.com along with a suggestion for zine name.
That's all.
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philo general threda
>>9070
>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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Refugee thread
I'm sorry for shitting up your board. Does anyone know what happened to britfa.gs? It has been down for a few days for me.

Is this now the only living KC adjacent board? I feel a bit sad to think of the days I spent posting there, things online feel different now.
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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.

Please.
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Practical consumerism
What things, big or small, have you bought that have had a tangible and positive impact on your day to day life?

Me settis:

ereader - encouraged me to read more and payed for itself three times over in pirated books, also with a stand I can eat and read at the same time which is a very novel and comfy experience
headtorch - makes pretty much any kind of detail work with my hands easier
beaded seat cover - eliminated both the smell and the feeling of swamp ass from sitting in the same chair for too long
erasable pen - I remember these being a shitty gimmick 20 years ago but they've perfected the technology and it feels like you're writing in the future. A dogsend if you're into taking notes but you also have OCD tendencies.
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I honestly believe some races are superior to others. This is a basic rule of nature and survival. Just take a look at extinct animals.You either hunt or be hunted. But there is another category, cheeky cunts who leech of with eating the rotting leftovers. Today the same thing is happening in our society. These Untermensch, they fear our might and power but we've been poisoned! They've been leeching from us these vermins are sucking our blood alive what do you have to loose! Time has come for us to rise get rid of these irritants
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Today thread
New one.
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What role do imageboards play in our time?
Are they comparable to the secret societies of old days?
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Ernst-Map
Dear Ernst!
I've created a map in which you can enter your position on the world. It'd be interesting to see where Ernst lives, how many we are, and there's always a possibility for an Ernstcon.
If you add yourself, please add the current date in the description (in addition to other things you might want to add, for example an e-mail-adress)

The link:
https://umap.openstreetmap.fr/en/map/ernste-karte_458916

I'm creating backups hourly, so please don't try to troll :3
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What do you objectively think of Isis ?
I don't mean as good or bad but rather an objective criticism.
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Vidja genes
respawned.
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Ernst plays with Ernst
In the last few weeks/month Ernst had a lot of fun playing Counter-Strike with other Ernsts.
Sadly, most Ernsts that take part in those games are from /b/ so i try to do some promotion here again after the last time wasn't very succesfull.

https://steamcommunity.com/groups/ernstglobalgaming

Some quick informations:

  1. We already have people from multiple skill groups in our ranks, this includes people who wouldn't win a 1v1 against my grandma which means there's no reason to be ashamed to be bad, it's pure love in our group :3
  2. CSGO is free, we prefer playing in Prime mode for which you have to pay or you need to play a lot to get it for free. If you just want to try it out we're willing to play non Prime with you a bit.
  3. If you already play CSGO and have a rank above MG1 it might be a good idea to create a smurf account.
  4. The group is not exclusively made to play CSGO with ernst but it is primarily used for this at the moment, you can join and ask if someone wants to play something else with you.
  5. Every reason you think you have not to join is wrong.
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news (new)
New thread for news.

How about that coronavirus, huh? And the Democratic primaries? We can die of the plague just in time to not get universal healthcare!

fuck Ronald Reagan
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Why the fuck would anyone defend an drug addicted nigger who overdosed under police custody? And holy shit, people want to have that poor cop jailed for doing his job on keeping the society safe, only because he have the unlucky of having the nigger dying near him. How can someone look at some shit like this and think its justice? If you support this nigger life matter shit, i must ask you; dont you feel ashamed of being such a distorced morals?

Feel free to delete this thread, cuck mods, this is the only power you have over people who disagree with you.
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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.

https://www.talkesport.com/business/mcdonalds-germany-ends-15-year-old-football-sponsorship-contract-for-esports/

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gwe_xsNHis
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How do I stop being low IQ?
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Geolocation database?
Hi
Out of curiosity, what geolocation database does the Ernst use to determine flags like Bavaria?
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Funny/Weird words and phrases thread
Are there any words or sayings that sound funny or weird when translated literally into english?

Some German examples:

When literally translated the German word for bicycle means drive wheel.
The word for manslaughter would mean death punch.
Television would mean far seer/far viewer.
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Radio Ernstiwan
Old thread >>31377 is kill, this is the new Radio Ernstiwan thread. Share your musical taste and your seductive voice (no homo) with your fellow Ernsts, and help making this chan not only enojoyable for the eyes and mind, but also for the ears. As always, there are no restrictions whatsoever in what to stream. Just share what you like, every streamer has his own ideas and style, and it only makes the radio more interesting.

The radio is available here: http://radio.ernstchan.xyz:8000/

Connection data for the public stream: see pic 3. See also the beautifully crafted pic 4 and the infos on the radio page itself for additional details. Don't hesitate to ask if there's anything on your mind, there are lots of people around who have working streaming setups running and will be glad to help you out. You can see at the top of EC (below the banner) if a stream is on.

Happy listening/streaming!
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what the fuck is this board even and how it's different from kacey, kacey-2 and 4keks?
No i wont go back, fuck you
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Today Thread
Keep rollin'
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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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is Ernst a prepper ?
has Ernst enough prepp ?
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Fugger
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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fugger

fug :---DDD
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Drugs
Forgive me if one is already present in the catalogue, I'm sober and high on sleep deprivation.

What's your favorite drugs, my dudes?
I'm all about psychedelics every other full moon, with the odd time of weed now and then. NZ has very dear grass prices, with a gram of indoor or outdoor going for twenty NZD and ounces going anywhere from 200 (with the right connect) to 500, while usually hovering around 300 for an "ounce".

I have dabbled with opiates and they're a rare commodity on these islands. Thankfully the Chinese gold miners left heaps of opium poppies around their claims, so later this summer I'm going a hunting for poppies.
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KC forgot to funpost and it makes me sad.
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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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Today Thread
Old sadly passed away, RIP
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The Exchange
You know what I really wish that I could just give ernsts money to get me stuff. Like for example if I wanted a bunch of gobies from the Black Sea area. Or a bunch of Rubles in hard currency without having to fuck with banks.

But you know what I really miss? Djarum Blacks. I hadn't even realized that Obama banned all that shit over ten years ago. I had just assumed I couldn't find any because I wasn't directly in a college town and they simply weren't available. I did find some cigarillos but it's just not the same. Since I did find the cigarillos it hadn't even occurred to me that they were banned, and that I was simply lucky enough to find those in some shitty gas station some years back. I would pay hard American cash for some real Djarum Black cigarettes, plus tip.

I am not advocating anything illegal in this thread mind you. I already checked it out and it's simply to sell them or import for resale, not to acquire or possess for personal use. I've only managed to find a couple of sites that even sell them but they all accept only fucking bitcoin. No wonder BTC is worth so much. Like half of all stores online accept it and a considerable number of them don't even have their credit processors up and running, or they give discounts to people using memecoins. All I want to do is buy a couple of packs of what I used to smoke in college damnit.
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Video Games
'cause old systemcontra'd
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Cinema and TV series thread - 2
>>85
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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Ernstchan drawing and painting club #2
Post your artwork, discuss, give critique in this thread.

Useful books and resources (mega dump):
https://mega.nz/#F!vp5hQCbQ!oCNGOUgaVeK1pHs3qasJDQ!uwJTnKiY

Personal recommendations
Anatomy and construction:
Michael Hampton - Figure Drawing - Design and Invention
http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=8993727FB63B9349CA089098ADEC9281
Painting:
Richard Schmidt - Alla Prima; Everything I Know About Painting
http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=51C45D10C094E67A426FE83C29F9E879
Perspective:
Joseph D'Amelio - Perspective Drawing Handbook
http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=D78225B034921F940DCA7EB75FA22EFD
Technique:
Harry Borgman - The Illustrators Guide to Pen and Pencil Drawing Techniques
http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=D4D458D54535134280696E87F8928A1B
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Remember like a year ago when the head of NOAA said 5G was gonna fuck up weather forecasting? What ever happened about that? Is that even true?
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What was the best moment of your life ?
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Hey I came from KC< i left because KC is overrun with pedos.
This problem is not here, correct?
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What makes people join criminal gangs?
I can understand why someone would join a terrorist group because he thinks he is doing the right thing, but Gangs are clearly being the ones in r wrong
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In an ideal communist society free from inequality and oppression, who would do all the dirty work?
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The impact of the Coronavirus on the global economy
This is the side of the virus outbreak that interests me the most. How would/will the spread of the virus affect the global economy assuming the Chinese government is unable to deal with the Coronavirus? I'll start off with some extracts from various articles that I found interesting and other Ernsts are free to extrapolate their onions. For example, here in the Far East of Russia some people are already reporting a shortage of chinese-grown vegetables in the stores

>China’s economic growth is expected to slip this year to 5.6 percent, down from 6.1 percent last year, according to a conservative forecast from Oxford Economics that is based on the impact of the virus so far. That would, in turn, reduce global economic growth for the year by 0.2 percent, to an annual rate of 2.3 percent — the slowest pace since the global financial crisis a decade ago.

>Returning from a long holiday for the first time since the coronavirus’ threat became clear, Chinese investors sent shares in China down about 9 percent on Monday morning. Stock markets around the world have plunged in recent days as the sense takes hold that a public health crisis could morph into an economic shock.

>General Motors last year sold more cars in China than in the United States. Its Chinese factories will be closed for at least another week at the request of the government. Ford Motor has told managers in China to work from home while its factories remain idled, said a company spokesman.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/03/business/economy/SARS-coronavirus-economic-impact-china.html

>It's too early to say whether that level of upheaval is on the horizon. Tesla (TSLA) has been forced to close its new Shanghai-built factory temporarily. And Apple (AAPL) has lost production from suppliers in Wuhan. The longer term impact on both companies is much less clear.

>Other sectors might have more to lose right now. Tourism — a multibillion-dollar industry during the Lunar New Year — has been decimated as the government quarantines major population centers and people avoid traveling for fear of becoming infected. Major travel companies, hotels and airlines have offered refunds through most of February, while some airlines have suspended services to and from China.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/31/economy/china-economy-coronavirus/index.html

> IKEA has shuttered all of its mainland China stores and KFC and Pizza Hut have closed thousands of branches. Starbucks has closed about half of its 4,100 shops in the mainland and McDonald’s has temporarily shuttered stores across five cities in Hubei province, where Wuhan is located. Disney has closed its theme parks in Shanghai and Hong Kong.

> More than 700 miles from Wuhan in northwest Gansu province’s capital city Lanzhou, normally bustling restaurants and bars in sit vacant. Streets in megacities like Beijing and Shanghai are nearly empty. In southwestern Yunnan province, almost every shop in the tourist destination of Lijiang was closed on Thursday—including four out of five pharmacies and a local clinic.

>“Everyone here is terrified, the old city is in lockdown, nobody is leaving their houses,” one restaurant owner in Lijiang tells TIME, asking to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of the situation.

https://time.com/5775027/wuhan-coronavirus-global-economy/
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Don't strategy videogames promote communism? They're basically games in which the society is totalitarian, you the player control every action of the units, but most importantly you also have total control of the economy. You control what is built, what is researched, control all industry, direct economic policy in more complex games, and all resources get back to you. So don't people who play these games for a long time walk away with a warped perception of the economy, thinking that it's a command economy, rather than a capitalist one? There really is no private ownership, capital or investment of capital in these games, you as the player have everything and control everything. It's implied there's some social stratification based on units' roles but this stratification exists in communist societies as well.
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Globalism and the world nation
Is the end state of globalism inevitably a single world nation?

As an east-coaster I am physically just 8 hours away from my English friend. Mentally? I can talk to him all day if I want.
Everything we understand is built out of information. If everyone around the world is drinking from the same well of information, what does that say about culture?

Increasingly, everyone is speaking the same language of iphones, mcdonalds, Hollywood films, and coca-cola. Regionalism is on its death bed in the west, and cultural celebrations are being reduced to symbols.
Language and distance are the two largest barriers, and they are too eroding.
Religious belief facilitates unique cultural identity, but globally religion is becoming more liberal and atheism continues to rise.

As cultures step into the information age, they lose what made them unique. Because these things are not efficient. Participation in the global chain of capital and demand necessitates that people give things up to stay competitive. Grass skirts are given up for denim pants and bland vernacular cuisine is usurped by hyper-efficient and monstrously calculated fast food joints.
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Today Thread
Last one systemcontra'd
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