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Hide No. 20029 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Stay healthy.

>>20019
Only journalism or journalism schools? Strange, I heard humanities also have good chances, and I even know people who studied and study humanities who had internships at newspapers. It's a local one? I think it has to be has you mentioned local politics.

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

Sounds challenging, did your future boss said you should read some or was it your own idea?
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No. 21163
Despite anxiety, made 5 calls today.
One interview tomorrow, three resumes in consideration, one possible source of remote income.

Now we wait.
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>>21163
I know that last job Chinese jewed you, but I bet they would write you a reference letter, better yet allow you to put their name on a reference letter you wrote, might give you a boost when you apply for a new job.

On my last two days of annual leave, I think my maid :), one visit a week either smokes or has smoked in the toilet while cleaning it, it could however but thousands of other chinks how smoke, hot work or burn stuff for their dead.
I don't need a beer but am going to have one anyway resisting the urge to do tramadol.

I bought tobacco plant stems in Taiwan, but wasn't allowed to bring them back, you bite off the stem and chew it a little and but it under your lip like dip, bet If I try I can find some more in HK.

Also bought 3 bottles of Whiskey, might post them later, good prices for all of them.
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No. 21192
I have no appetite at all.
Ate pizza yesterday morning and a rasberry biscuit.
Maybe 5 beers.

Today not eaten anything but had two coffees today.
Not been getting drunk as have to go back to work, idk what's wrong with me however last time I forced down food I got rather ill for a few days.
I always like to eat food because drinking + not eating = bad news.
I have narrowed it down to alcoholism, the heat/dehydration or some stomach upset.
I did over eat the last few days, lots of spicy, fried foods and lots of meat and sushi.

Will try a chicken/potato curry, but I have no curry powder/paste so might have to buy one or just throw together two ramen packets instead.
More likely to wait until 8-9pm see what my wife brings back and just hit the booze instead.

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Talk to me about the future of European Union.
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>>17553
I find what you wrote well articulated. Have you studied something related?
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>>17608
Somewhat this. We recently had an election here and it was fucked up really. Then I watch an interview with two politicians from the European parliament one liberal and one from our "nationalistic" party SD, you might have heard about them. What struck me the most is that even the SD guy sounded reasonable. I might not agree with him but he didn't sound insane. It appears like the EU is where political parties send their politicians that are to good to keep at home because that would upset the balance of insanity. Sort of like how all smart people get sent somewhere in A brave new world.

I realized some years ago that I have more in common with some people out in Europe then I have with some of my neighbours and I can tell that if my neighbours where in charge there would be no future for the European Union or Sweden for that matter.
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No. 21096
Will the very specific context that allows the EU to keep existing... Prolong itself in the future?
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No. 21105
>>16284
>Hungarian contempt for democracy
Where do you get these nonsense?
People are electing Fidesz over and over again because socialists and liberals successfully threw away their credibility between 2002-2010 (there are some support for real socialist ideas - both Fidesz and Jobbik use such ideas but rarely those who claim to be socialists - but liberals will always remain marginal power) and the Jobbik (and now Mi Hazánk) is too radical for them, they are basically considered as fascists and nazis. The large number who don't vote feels these parties aren't representing their ideas at all, they turned away from politics because the are disenchanted by the repeated failures and corruption of the governing parties and not because they resenting democracy.

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There is some strange shit going on western net media. A new trend of mindless reactionary views have grown. A lot of gomophobic and anti progress statements are made. When the increse in xenophobia is logical, the reactionary traditionalis shitstorm I could not explain. So why you westerners starts to like this traditionaly rectionary shit ?
P.S. I'm a proxie slav
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No. 21054 Kontra
Sorry for askin but you are new here?
This is slow board where we trying to avoid creating many new threads. All politics and news alreaddy disscused in news thread. And even there we kind of trying to avoid pol-stuff. Thanks for understanding.
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No. 21057
It's a natural reaction to mindless leftism. Butthurt loser men who are automatically shat on by the left turn hard right in response. Find the exact opposite of what tumblrinas say, and you have the party line of the male reactionary equivalent.

>>21054
Try not to alienate newcomers. Not literally everything has to be in one thread.
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>>21057
>It's a natural reaction to mindless leftism.

This statement requires arguments. Has leftism been less mindless in the past? Why does it not affect mindless conservatism or rightism? How does the reactionary spring from the mindlessnes of one specific group but not from others?

I don't think this epidemic has anything to do with political ideology. But I would like to hear your arguments, Ernst.
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No. 21064 Kontra
>There is some strange shit going on western net media. A new trend of mindless reactionary views have grown.

Sounds like a mindless conspiracy theory to me

Hide No. 7555 Systemkontra [Reply]
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In previous was.. not very much interest in science exept history, so from now it just history thread.
Previous thread systemcontra but before it died, you may read interesting things here (I think it will not be archived, so hurry!):
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>>20696
Refrain from posting.
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>>20696
Umweltschutz ist Heimatschutz.
Now get lost, faggot.
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>>20693
>>20696
>People like him should die in a fire.
You should be banned. There's no point in discussing with you, it's obvious that you just want to be an asshole. Go back to /kohlchan/. Don't bother apologizing and lying that your'e not shitposting over there and in similar cesspools as well. You are the epitome of /pol/tardness.
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>>20697
I was about to post this before I saw your image. Nice, to see a fellow friend of the Heidedichter! How does someone outside of Germany even get to know him?

Hide No. 17353 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Didn't realized old is deda and made giant wall of text but nobdy cares, however it helps me to understand that I need to make a new one so here it is.
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>>20467
Yeah. There was specific projects and ports, re-editions of some games, but there was no like ULTIMATE UNIVERSAL BUILD PORT thing like Doom engine have.
Ion Maiden use Duke32 or something, right?
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No. 20567
I want to play new game Hades from creators of transistor. But devs moved on epic games. I guess I'll buy the game on piratebay.
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https://www.moddb.com/mods/call-of-chernobyl/news/what-happened-to-call-of-chernobyl-15
Oh crap. Long words short: Stalker Call of Chernobyl development in deep shit. Very sad.
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I just discovered something pretty important. I won't go into details for obvious reasons but the knowledge that I have, if released on the internet, can help people but also do an awful lot of harm if other people use it wrong. But at the same time I have this urge to make my mark in this world and affect it. So I'm torn on whether I should just keep this information I have to the grave or release it on the internet regardless of the consequences.

What do I do, ernst? What would you do in this situation?
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No. 3662 Kontra
inb4 OPs information just drowns in the ocean that is the internet
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No. 20496
Perhaps the safest thing would be to kill oneself, just to make absolutely sure the information won't ever end up in the wrong hands.
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>>3646
Why the fuck is there so much cancer on here all of a sudden?

>>3645
I sincerely doubt you're the first to have thought of this, moreover unless it's some kind of astounding technical breakthrough someone somewhere else in the world has likely come to the same conclusions.

>if released on the internet, can help people but also do an awful lot of harm if other people use it wrong
Anything released into the wild like that WILL eventually find its way to the worst actors. So the assumption should be that awful people find it. Since you're posting on a *chan odds are the awful people will be first to find it. If you post on cripplechan or came from vierkanal, you are the awful person likely to use it wrong as evidenced by
>But at the same time I have this urge to make my mark in this world and affect it
since this statement clearly implies that you don't actually give a shit about the consequences of your actions, only that there are consequences.

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>>3645
10/10 delusional

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

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

source
https://www.rieti.go.jp/jp/publications/dp/12e071.pdf
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>>6948
>Singapore is a special case because of its location and its size, it can't be reproduced elsewhere

I'm not so sure about it. You could very well transform important cities into a kind of private states for whatever reason, it might be unlikely know but maybe not in the future. They would still drain the countryside around it. It's just that it's not old national territory anymore.
Or lets think about half private zones at least like special economic zones. You could push these into a more authoritarian direction if it is needed.
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necrobump
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>>6935
City States like Tringapore or Liechtenstein mainly profit from the fact that those are autonomous entities jurisdically, so they can attract companies to settle there as letterbox branch and save a huge amount of taxes and since the population is so little the few % taxation do not seem like much in global comparison, but really matter gdp per capita wise.
You can not reproduce this model on the scale of countries like lets say China or Russia. But, those entities have cities that have first world status and a countryside that has third world status.
Arguably I would say that the US is a special case, since it is not a nation that grew and developed organically.
Also Urbanisation is a thing, in the future all of our children will probably live in megapolis. Even in Germany, which is very contra-polis itself. Even our biggest cities look more like small towns stretched out over a large area. Munich for example even forbids the construction of skyscrapers, a silly thing if you ask me.

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>It is forbidden to upload any files that violate the law!
LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW!
>inb4 I get banned for shitpost
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No. 20088 Kontra
Hello and welcome!
If you have general questions about the functions of Ernstchan, you can ask them in /meta/.
We have a culture of "general threads" here, to keep it clear and compact. If you think that your topic doesn't fit in existing threads, then open your own with a meaningful OP, so a discussion can arise from it.
Thank you for your understanding and have a great stay!

Hide No. 19269 Systemkontra [Reply]
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...be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.

and don't forget to post your daily hassles with life
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The tall, conventionally beautiful secretary girl who is my age, and is crushed on by every male in the company is flirting with me.

But I am actually attracted to the shortstack with an attitude middle manager lady who is 5 years older than me. Her confident and mean demeanor with her short stature awaken something perverse deep inside me. Especially when I'm leaning over her while she's reviewing my paperwork, angrily telling me off about my poor handwriting, I have this primordial urge to pick her up and do unspeakable things to her (lovingly).

My extended family would be so disappointed if I brought an older lady home. Buncha conservative bigots.
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>>20040
That combination seems interesting. I'd need to figure a way to make it intuitive since mismatching dice pools are typically a bit weird to wrap your head around without mechanical backup to break it down (see: FFG narrative system as a decent example) but I do like it. Though I don't know if I prefer it to just 3d6 unless I figure out something neat with the different dice.

The project started as a GURPS splatbook on the period (and I may still do it since GURPS would still run it excellently). The newer version is its own thing though. Essentially the core mechanic that I'm working on runs on the assumption that generally when you set out to do something you're either pretty sure you can do it, pretty sure you can't, or just dunno. This factors pretty well into a 3d4 distribution because you have a nice section where you go from ~75%->50%->~25%. Then I think about how you typically approach problems, you look for things you can either turn into helpful things for yourself or at least make them less of an issue (opening a tight jar can be tricky, but get a rag to help your grip and it can become pretty easy). So I decided that I'd work that into a narrative mechanic where negative modifiers are either reduced, neutralised or turned around by player interaction and/or use of items to make a target number that's more viable. The harder the initial obstacle, the craftier you need to get with planning it out and even then you might just make it into an iffy situation if it's a very dangerous task. It has similar uses in contested rolls where relative skills and attributes would act as modifiers in a kind of tug-of-war to determine attacks vs defending. Unfortunately, the same curve that makes those little modifiers impactful and interesting has the problem of limiting the way they can be used because of low granularity meaning there aren't as many in-between goldilocks zones to make TNs. As it stands, I'll probably end up stripping it down into something a bit less out there and go back to 3d6 where I initially began, but I want to explore my options first. See if I can't work something out. It's a fun little timewaster either way.

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I am being rude to a customer and nobody can stop me.

I started intentionally trying to piss off that fucker because he kept pestering me during non-work hours and being rude. In retrospect, bad idea. He seems like a vindictive fucker.
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>>20047
> I have this primordial urge to pick her up and do unspeakable things to her (lovingly).
I can't stop laughing because you had to add "(lovingly)" at the end there :DDD

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there are some odd choices in the 2019 mercer quality of living ranking.

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

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

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

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>>19989
You saying dumb shit like this makes his point look a lot better founded
>with a couple reddit spaced sentences t
They're line breaks. It's a form of paragraph formatting used online. Every time I see someone use that term I realize they're probably borderline illiterates. It's used in online journalism all the fucking time https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/03/14/Former-UK-soldier-to-be-charged-for-1972-Bloody-Sunday-massacre/8331552566990/ the only people who seem to use that phrase are poltards who are literally too stupid to read or write anything longer than 240 characters.
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>>19997
>You should have been the one who could have provided us with the methods of the Mercer ranking
i could have done that, however i did not create this thread with the specific intend of bashing mercer or, even more specifically, publish a critical essay on how mercer employs or not employs certain criteria in their rankings (although i wouldn't mind if the thread would go in that direction). the thread was supposed to be a rather broad /int/ topic.

>>20004
>It's a form of paragraph formatting used online.
>It's used in online journalism all the fucking time
it's also characteristic for reddit and line breaks after every sentence don't make posts more readable on chans.
>the only people who seem to use that phrase are poltards
i'm not a /pol/tard nor a right winger and i have no idea how one could come to such an assumption by reading the op and my other posts itt. i fucking hate politics on chans so god damn much.
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>>20009
>i could have done that, however i did not create this thread with the specific intend of bashing mercer or, even more specifically, publish a critical essay on how mercer employs or not employs certain criteria in their rankings (although i wouldn't mind if the thread would go in that direction). the thread was supposed to be a rather broad /int/ topic.

As I tried to show with my last reply, I have nothing against such a broad topic of cities. But my impression was that you were more interested in Mercer and ranking than cities. Hence my rather rude replies.

Anyway, I don't want fight or argue about this anymore. Probably just misunderstandings.
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>>20014
>Probably just misunderstandings.
yeah. the thread doesn't seem to be interesting for ernst anyway. i'll probably better stick with lurking and replying to threads i find interesting.