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Old one is kontra.
What are you reading, Ernst?
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No. 16585
>>16577
I will purchase this book.
t. Deeply interested in the Great Game
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No. 16695
>>16575
I also just finished Serotonine.
It was definitely the most intense Houellebecq-read I had so far, felt like it had much more depth than the other two novels by him I read so far, Submission and Platform. Also it had the best ending by far. The pages about Proust, Mann and Jesus were terrific. Also it was interesting compared to the quite hedonistic ending in Submission when the protagonist converted to Islam, only to marry underaged girls. Now the protagonist found himself left alone in the bitterness following his promiscuous sex-life, filled with regret. It felt much more honest and existential than the end of Submission.

My next read is going to be The Birds by Tarjei Vesaas. I already know a bit about the plot but I really have no idea what to expect prose-wise, still unusually enough I was looking forward to read this novel for a while so I'll lose no more words and directly get into it after making myself comfortable with some tea in my bed.
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Man, I'd love to get a hard copy of the ORs one day. It's not a cheap thing to get, since you'll not even get a preowned set for less than $1000 but it's such an ebin publication. Added together it's a bargain for the amount of print you get (128 volumes with between 1-2k pages per volume) but it is still a lot of dough to drop at once on something I'm only going to even need to consult 3% of but it'd also kind of bother me to have a patchy set on my shelf. In the short term, I'm probably going to get a hard copy of volume IX because it's the most immediately relevant to me and I like working with physical books since I can have it sitting open next to my computer for reference compared to alt+tabbing all the time.

I found a really great correspondence today in it to use as an anecdote of the complexities of logistics in the New Mexico Campaign. Here you have forces having to plan the movement of an entire column of reinforcements around the yearly rains that will fill their reservoirs enough to keep the men with enough water to keep them from dying of thirst until they can reach the Rio Grande (around a two week crossing according to other documents), and then also having to account for the fact that forage is not really that viable in this part of the country compared to greener areas so you have tables being sent laying out the number of mouths to feed that were coming as reinforcements and not just them being laid out as fighting forces. Shit like this is why I love the Civil War in the West.
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>>16577
libgen doesn't have it

btw try picrelated
it's kind of related

Hide No. 15863 [Reply]
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Old one contra'd at the turning of the years.

NYE stories, thoughts or daily struggles, please.

I really have non to tell. Not even a hangover.
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>>16696
There are but most cities in Australia are expensive as hell and those that aren't have a pretty slow economy. Better than the absolutely trashed rural economy but still not exactly job offer central. If I had a decent job that was steady pay I could afford to rent my own place but that's easier said than done.
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>>16696
What branch are you in, that you get paid so little? Or how seldomly do you work? From other posts I understand you are a blue collar worker doing nightshift. To me that sounds ridiculously underpaid. Don't you need qualifications for that and get some form of bonus for working nights? Back when I worked three times a week after school putting beverage crates into parking cars I made more than 500 a month, but that was still Deutsche Mark and I guess it is somewhat comparable.
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No. 16717
>>16708
I'm a contract worker and get paid 10EUR per hour. If I do nightshifts there is a small bonus. So usually I'm not doing more than around 50 hours a month. Thing is only I don't always get to work at the one place where I do long nightshifts, so sometimes I'm at a kitchen where I can only do 4 hours.
The branch is dish-washing but for big events, sort of industrial dish-washing. It's a very physical work.
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No. 16719
I have discovered that apparently I don't actually need drugs to sleep at all, it's just the rest of the world is the problem. I need to figure out a way to become completely self employed and set my own hours. I think I am actually functioning on a roughly 25-26 hour sleep cycle. I get up and get to bed pretty regularly without the need of any chemicals at all although it does seem to shift forward slightly each day.

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Old one on systemkontra

Share your vidya games expectations, experiences, wishes, opinions and so on and so on
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No. 16676
>>16661
I only briefly played HoMM1 and I didn't like it all that much jumping into it after HoMM2.
I spent most of my childhood playing HoMM2. It's a great game. Too bad I suck at it.
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>>16676
My favorite games is of cource Might and Magic 4-5 World of Xeen and Might and Magic 6 Mandate of Heaven. And heroes 1-2 is between this two games, golden age of New World Computing for me. However I may say, that in some places heroes 1 have some issues with graphical desighn - style is very similar, but for some reason I like in WoX almost everything, while in heroes 1 not all.
I not say I don't liked H1, I just say this game what it is - almost pure strategic chess.
And of cource, campain in H2 is pure gold, Archibald Ironfist is one of the best characters. One if things I don't liked in MM6, how they changed his face a little bit. And of cource, fact that they continue plotline where lame Roland won, not Archi.
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No. 16697
>>16676
>>16680
HoMM1 was great I played it as a kid. I just wish there was a better copy out there that'd work on a modern machine.
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No. 16718
>>16697
I'm pretty sure there is a GOG version.
Though I had no problem running it on windows when I tried it.

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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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It isn't really science but I didn't know a better thread to put this in.
I woke up unusually early today and was still dozy when going to the bathroom. On my way back to bed I thought for a moment if I should switch the lights in the bathroom and corridor off like I commonly do, or just leave them on to not stress the lightbulbs. I don't know why it suddenly occured to me then, but I was somehow reminded of the fact that lightbulbs last longer if you don't switch them on and off constantly. The ceiling in the corridor is quite high and I always have to use a ladder to change the bulbs, so that is quite a hassle. On average, how expensive might it be to just leave the lights on through all the cold also dark days of this time of year? Does the energy used for them make much of a significance? How much in terms of money might it be, if you compare it to how much you might prolongue the life of the bulbs by it? I am not even sure how much my bulbs are exactly, because I bought them in bulk quite some time ago. So let's just go with another average here. Maybe three Euro? Not even taking into account that it should save me from the hassle of having to change them at least one time throughout the year.
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No. 16711
>>16710
I have no idea because it would depend on the kind of bulb and your local utility rates. An incandescent bulb it might save you money if you had super low electric rates but realistically it would probably be more for convenience of not getting a step ladder.
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No. 16714
>>16711
>depend on the kind of bulb

This. Time to switch to LED, Ernst.
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No. 16716
>>16710
I think lighting is actually most important for managing mood and circadian rhythm, so I'd say energy/costs should be of secondary concern (also doubt they consume that much, but that's just a hunch)
Also this: >>16714, their lifetime is super long and apparently not affecetd by being turned on and off. Might even get a smart bulb if you care about some nice color hues or using it in combination with an alarm.

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Recently, Kazahstan poster had an interesting idea about thread dedicated not to random pics, but for drawing and paiting and other kind of original content. He sadly not created one, but I think this is neat idea - when you learn how to draw and paint it always awesome to have help and critique, and I think with earnstchan quality of posting we can get very good reasults in help each other mastering our skils.

On op-pic I place my night fast drawing because it only thing I have on my phone right now that replated. Please, share with us your creations and ask questions.
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No. 16651
>>16627
Much better. The EC logo is too washed out. Have you tried painting it on a different layer and then applying it to the background with frequency separation?

Here is somewhat detailed explanation of how it works: https://fstoppers.com/post-production/ultimate-guide-frequency-separation-technique-8699
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>>16651
>Much better
Thanks. I should have known a font wouldn't fit the painting, but I have no confidence in my hand lettering skills. I should find more opportunities to practice.
>The EC logo is too washed out
I think that was the result of my overuse of blur, smudge, and erasing tools trying to create a weathered look. I managed to fade the colors, but lost the clear edges. In this latest version the logos are repainted hopefully better and a little larger. I also brightened the sign by 25% to better match the coloring of the original.

>frequency separation
I usually blend everything smooth, and then try to get texture by adding subsequent layers. It looks like there is a better way. Thanks for the tip.
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>>16683
I liked this one.
Are you the Ernst that did the Calvin and Hobbs banner last year?
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No. 16703
>>16693
>I liked this one.
Thanks for the feedback. There was a pretty big change in the sign between v2 an v3 and I'm always a little afraid that I've made the drawing worse. It's nice to get honest opinions either way. I keep copies of old layers just in case I have to do a lot of undoing.
>Are you the Ernst that did the Calvin and Hobbs banner last year?
Yes. I drew that one and another Ernst helped me with the Ernstchan lettering.

Hide No. 16652 Lock [Reply]
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Official wat nou - thread.
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No. 16715 Kontra
>>16704
>delete the thread.

thumbsup

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Size 177.96GB. I dare to say contains among the best books of their fields and are supposed not to repeat. It is a extremely well ordered collection by topic, and if you compare the size you soon see its value. Topics range from mathematics, physics, psychology, self improvement, survivalism, the best science fiction and fantasy literature, comics, magazines, and more. Magazines takes about 75 GB and there are many youtube videos, documentaries and conferences so you can exclude these if you want to. All books combined takes about 40 GB or so. But i really recommend downloading other stuff too since you can't really find it somewhere else easily. Did I mention is well sorted and contains only the best books?

magnet:?xt=urn:btih:488eb9134190440bbf1e77929754321c85a24c72&dn=The+All-Embracing+Library&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80&tr=udp://open.demonii.com:1337

It has only one seeder left right now. Used to be many more months ago. Would you kindly share this torrent on places like demonoid, piratebay and other imageboards too? That would be good.
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No. 16618
>>16453
>Obviously you dont use torrent, scihub, libgen and that kinda stuff without vpn or proxy.
I have been torrenting for over a decade without any precautions. I guess I have either been very lucky, or there is nothing to fear as long as you don't load the stuff owned by Disney or Sony and alike.
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No. 16621 Kontra
>>16618
I wonder why I should use a VPN with Scihub or libgen? How does law work when it's not hosted on german servers like it'*s the case with libgen and scihub that is (safe) guess taking btw.
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No. 16623
Alright, I'm 60GB in so far, and so far this thing seems to be really nice.
>>16431
>everything is cherry picked
That's true but only to some extend, some things in the world are regarded with universal acclaim or are seen as essential classics. It's hard to get serious about philosophy without stumbling upon Kant and Hegel or studying linguistics and not hearing about Chomsky. There are publications like Campbell's Biology of which I've never seen a single negative review.
And from what I've seen this torrent contains exactly these things.

>You can barely read it all
I think you can, it's not that much once you skip the magazines. And nobody's forcing you to read it all anyway, check the fields you're interested in and when some day you'll feel like trying drawing you'll know where to begin.
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No. 16694
If you have 65TB lying around, why not download scihub:
http://gen.lib.rus.ec/scimag/repository_torrent/

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>>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.

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>>13834
>why this now? where does it come from? You get a vague idea from the machine, but what it is exactly is still a mystery to me
It might not be enough to talk about it in an academical context but I think a vague idea is plenty good enough for a general understanding. The source text is likely not lacking in contradictions either so there's not really a way to pinpoint it. I mean it's even the same with most abstract terms such as "capitalism" or w.e.

>Artaud
Just "To Have Done with the Judgement of God" It's quite short: http://surrealism-plays.com/Artaud.html
Bit I think it's really intense, and also finally gave me the in hindsight obvious epiphany of shit ~= consumer goods ~=needless production. I was just reading some random book on entrepreneurship and it freaks me out to a very similar extent when they talk about "growth" and "creating products" etc. and it seems like such trash to me. Then it clicked that trash ~= shit. No wonder people go mad when applying scatological frameworks.
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No. 14063 Kontra
>>13833
>Nothing of this seems to show in his young face
Either it is you or me who has a weird conception about faces showing. But to me his face and foremost his eyes, or better their stare into the hollow nothing, show a very conflicted mind, to put it nicely.
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>Yuk Hui
What Begins After the End of the Enlightenment?

https://www.e-flux.com/journal/96/245507/what-begins-after-the-end-of-the-enlightenment/

It's a reaction to an essay published in The Atlantic by Henry Kissinger. It argues against Kissingers, who thinks history Spengler-esque. Hui argues instead for a new frame in which to think technology outside the old Enlightenment paradigm that creates a global time axis.

>I don’t mean to suggest that modern science and technology are evil (not least because they were my first areas of study). Nor am I suggesting that non-European cultures and traditions have been destroyed by evil modern technologies imposed by the West, and that therefore we should give up modern science and technology. The question, rather, is how this historical process can be rethought, and what futures are still available for imagination and realization. If we identify Enlightenment thought with modern technology as an irreversible process guided by universality and rationality, then the only question that remains to be asked is: To be or not to be? But if we affirm that multiple cosmotechnics exist, and that these may allow us to transcend the limit of sheer rationality, then we can find a way out of never-ending modernity and the disasters that have accompanied it. It would be tragic to misunderstand rationality merely as strict and rigid reasoning—unfortunately, it has been often mistaken as such. The history of reason and its relation to nature and technology, from Leibniz to cybernetics and machine learning, has to be constructed and interrogated differently than it has been [...] Certain reflections on culture may provide a way to understand these different modes of technological thinking. To rediscover multiple cosmotechnics is not to refuse artificial intelligence or machine learning, but to reappropriate modern technology, to give other frames to the enframing (Gestell) at the core of modern technology. If we want to surpass modernity, there is no way to simply reset it as if it were a computer or a smartphone. We must instead escape its global time-axis, escape a (trans)humanism that subordinates other beings to the terms of its own destiny, and propose a new agenda and imagination of technology that open up new forms of social, political, and aesthetic life and new relations with nonhumans, the earth, and the cosmos
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No. 16691
>>16643
>[...] creating the need for a new guiding philosophy. What could this philosophy be? A transhumanist philosophy? An Eurasian conservative revolution? A Landian accelerationism, or maybe a leftist version of the same, both hoping to overcome capitalism by accelerating its contradictions until it self-destructs?
>An Eurasian conservative revolution
Semi-ironically count me in on some syncretic Eurasian Renaissance. Maybe this is the time to admit I've watched too many Dugin interviews (One, if the supercut of him claiming that shaving your beard is gay doesn't count).

>[...] Hegel approaching Deleuze from behind and giving him a monstrous child.
Good metaphor

>If we recall high school physics, where a = v1-v2/t, acceleration is equal to the change of velocity (from v1 to v2) divided by time. V is velocity, not speed. Velocity is a vector having both magnitude and direction, while speed is mere magnitude. Why not consider another form of acceleration that does not push speed to its extreme, but rather changes the direction of movement, giving technology a new frame and orientation with regard to time and technological development?

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Old one systemkontra'd
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No. 16665 Kontra
>>16658
Depends on what form of capitalism you try to embed the free market in. Unfortunately I have no idea what Marx initially wrote about patents. But the more modern view of Smith, which is still taught to economy students world wide, patents are very much anti-free market since they take the balance around monopolies (that romantically inclined wishful thinkers convince themselves is a real thing) and flush it down the drain.

kontra due to OT
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No. 16675
>>16658
Like the German says, it depends. The deep parts of the Libertarian bunny hole put patents as anti-freedom, but intellectual property can be enforced on an individual level through licensing similar to how software works, good branding to associate your original version with higher quality, or just by leveraging trade secrets to outright have something that can't really be copied.

In the current world, you'd have to be careful to steer clear of trying to evoke Star Trek in your sales. You could get away with the basic shape I'd say but if you push too hard in it obviously being 'Star Trek Chess', you're going to get hit with C&Ds because you're riding their product's popularity for your sales. You'd be better not just renaming it, but totally reskinning it into a 3d board game that happens to share very similar rules to a 3d chess variant. There's more plausible deniability there. It's an old trick from the miniature wargames world for how to make 3rd party bits for GW minis without getting buttfucked by their zealous legal team.
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No. 16677
>>16567
He is not me. I didn't answer to >>16481 because it could only lead to a discussion about edgyness and who needs that?

t. >>16477 and >>16480

Now, have some German whatever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEtVBZBSck8
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No. 16679
>>16677
>Illoyal & Bass Deaph

Nice. I saw them live in 2011, there were maybe 10 people attending. They were playing tracks from "Das Krankenhaus ist unendlich" which were much more experimental than their later stuff and the venue cleared out completely. So a friend of mine ended up smearing hand cream on Illoyal's face because it was getting late and the few people still hanging around just wanted to see Antilopen Gang. In the end we still had to take a taxi home.
This is not even funny, now that I think about it. But anyhow it's my story about Illoyal. After that I bought all his releases to atone.

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I guess speed is fine enough to keep the thread afloat for considerable time.

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

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

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

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

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server about to die if no admin is found. see dev-urandom.eu.
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No. 15032
>On January 1st, 2019 feliin will take over the server.
Everything is okay by now, I guess.
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bump