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Suppose you had to restart your life mostly from scratch. You just got out of jail, or you found yourself without money, family and friends. You might have some marketable skills but your CV is tainted either from the criminal record or for some other reason. What would you do, where would you go, where is life easier for this sort of background?

Countries with a healthy social safety net need not apply, I reckon.
No. 33649
Move to richer country than Croatia, try to get a job in construction.
No. 33655
A uhhh friend of mine is in that same position and he has decided to learn front-end web development with HMTL/CSS/Javascript/PHP/React.
No. 33656
The hardest part is finding a place to stay with cash flow honestly. The problem here at least is that most renters want proof of income if not references from previous landlords and most jobs want a place of residence. This fucks you hard if you're recently homeless or out of jail but I don't know if they literally kick you to the streets from jail, which I wouldnt doubt and is incredibly fucked up because usually getting a job without a certain time is necessary for parole and not getting thrown back in prison.

Basically you're going to have to hustle somehow and deal with other people you may not want to deal with and bullshit your way through both landlords and employers. A lot of bydlo jobs are willing to tolerate certain kinds of criminal records, though a convicted felon for theft is probably going to have a really hard time. I can't honestly say even crime is an alternative because a lot of that needs contacts and at least resources like a getaway vehicle, speaking of which getting a real piece of shit clunker and living out of your car is your best bet although that too requires all kinds of bullshit including getting a license which itself costs money. I think they jacked it to over $80 in this state already. Get rides with someone else at the job, get something in manual labor, groundskeeping, dishwashing things like that until you can afford a place to stay.

In America at least those are borderline impossible settings probably.
No. 33658
>where is life easier for this sort of background?
Emotional. Most would accept for who I am, not like now.

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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.
No. 31791
I was about to link spidr as well. It's one of the handful of projects that I felt obligated to donate to for the public service it provides.

While not perfect, it is amazing for trying to determine the spin of each site and the common truths between them. It's also a good demonstration of how Reuters and AP (among others) provide the kernel of information for most other sites.
I've recommended it to people studying/actively working in journalism, and now I know at least one of them uses it daily to parse the news.

My main complaint is that it's not designed to be used as an archive, so finding equivalent articles months/years later, even just the urls and <title>s, doesn't seem possible. But that's secondary to properly matching up current content.
No. 31883
Today I've found http://softpanorama.org
It calls itself "Open Source Software Educational Society" which started as a floppy bulletin in 1989.
Guess there are a lot of top things to read.
No. 31884
I spend most of my time on the internet on various theme boards on the 4chan, some specific game/hobby reddits (only lurking) and wikipedia.
Apart from that, basically nothing. I used to visit the Guardian website regularly around 2012-13, but recently went there again and did a 360 and walked away. German news outlets are even worse. It's funny how you can completely ignore news and people won't notice.
No. 33628
I use a huge opml file which I built over the years and consume various blogs and sites through RSS reader (Inoreader is my preference)

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do u like classical music, and if yes, which types? do you attend live concerts? with what frequency?
No. 31008

I adore the works of Richard Wagner and always liked the synergetic music and paintings of Ciurlionis.
Other than that I'll soon get myself a student ticket for the local philharmony and go see a few concerts when I have the money, to delve deeper into classical music and take time for it.
No. 33298
I saw Brahm's German Requiem recently. It was his version for four hand piano instead of orchestra. Pretty good. The soprano movement remains my favourite.

It was prefaced by two Schutz hymns which I liked. I must delve into his oeuvre more
No. 33451
>do u like classical music, and if yes, which types?

It's pretty much the only musical tradition I am interested in.

I mostly listen to Baroque, late Romantic, and Modern.

>do you attend live concerts?


>with what frequency?

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No. 33610
Early Baroque like Monteverdi and Renaissance lute music is nice, later Baroque and Romantic music just sounds too "bombastic" for me, too busy. And I absolutely loathe Wagner. Schubert is my nigga though.


Elitists sort of frown on Beasley, but I love his folk vibes.

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As we approach the end of the decade, can you remember what were some pictures that made you laugh 10 years ago?

Here are some that made me laugh. Judge me as you wish, I was only 13-14.

There are few I can remember, unfortunately.
No. 33583
I've entered the last years off my twenties.
Also nothing to contribute since my lurking career started around 2011, it was because of the Donnerfurz Video:

I also think the Vuvuzela was later, 2014 or something?
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>M&M Russia
At first I thought kinda about this.
No. 33591
Yes, I'am younger.

He meant "Might and Magic"
No. 33604
This decade fucking ruined my life man
Glad its over

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Anyone work in a corporate setting?
Any protips for a bernd/ernst not really meant for the corporate world but willing to try?
I'm about to start a 6 month contract in an entry level corporate role next week at a major Australian bank.
No. 31605
> It's not that I have an intense desire to have a social life at work, but I regret not being able to establish any personal contacts that would enable me to advance beyond mere grunt.
I feel like this is the hardest part of working. It's like one wants to be seen as more than a disposable drone while also not really wanting to be anyone's new best friend. It's a very specific target.
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>I'd take that as a mixed blessing. Workplace socializing has a huge chance to be toxic
I also am reluctant to force friendships at the workplace, but for different reasons. Over the years, I worked with several customers in several teams. Almost any time, I met people I got along with very good, and we also met up in private, which was kinda difficult for me to arrange, because I am commuting to work. Still, all that workplace-based friendships almost instantly vanished when our teams dispersed. This has happened several times already, while my personal friends are almost the same than 20 years ago. Since then, I have become wary not to confuse coworkers I get along with good with personal friends. Not that I actively try to prevent it, if it happens, it happens. It's just like it looked like it would happen several times, and a little later it showed that it was all temporary.

I also outright hate it when companies try to force social interactions with team events / teambuilding exercises and stuff like that. It's literally a manipulation attempt to make it more difficult for employees to ask for raises or to quit, because they are more likely to stay in place for lower pay when they have personal ties. I especially enjoy when companies try and schedule these events in my spare time. I thank dog every day for my luck that I can tell them to beat it when they try that move, without too much fear of losing my job (might still backfire some day). I have a hard time understanding why the majority of people these days think that one would like hanging around the people in your spare time that one already hangs around with on the job, and only because one gets paid to do so. That almost seems like an insult to me, like the company is telling me that my social life is so shit that I should be happy to spend more time with my coworkers t. posting on EC saturday evening. And even if people really wanted to do so, they will do on their own account, and need no company support for it.
No. 31820
First start taking your sick leave, never apologise.
Learn to backheel jobs and questions, better you speak to management, this isn't my department ect
Next look at successful people, they always job hop.
Last is simple, embellish your qualifications, job role and experience, apply for new jobs, network, only apply for jobs which are better than your own or 10-15% higher salary.
Realise you will never get a true promotion, ie a higher position they will just give you a title like senior or head, but not give you a written contract, just more work and responsibilities but no underlings.
Start taking extended coffee breaks in other dept rooms, relax in the smoking area, just getting some fresh air, ask for an email before you do someonelse's work, if they don't send you an email don't do it.
Instead of spending 90% of your work time, working, spend 50% working, the rest net-working, looking for other opportunities and kissing ass.
First thing you can do is look for a company transfer or switch to another department.
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If you make a good impression by performing well in your duties and manage to become a regular, you will be given more and more tasks over time which will shape your role in the long term.

Work effectively, get enough sleep, teach yourself how to manage stress without becoming an alcoholic and how to not be affected by the remarks of asshole personalities at the office. These things are the key to surviving in the gorborate world.

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Do you think that its possible that people can mobilize into war just like before?

I mean i am certainly always afraid that war will happen again but i wanna see how soft people, who sit at a chair 16h a day and are afraid of spiders and roaches, are going to cope with marching and camping and carrying 30kg etc

Also what do you think make people go into war? Hunger? The possibility of hunger in the near future?
No. 33500
On some fundamental level everything the elites do is about the elite class gaining more power and wealth.
Actually on some fundamental level everything everyone does is for themselves to gain more power and wealth.

> All it amounts to is manipulating people with lies and god and country is the biggest one of them.
Can you point to anything that is not a lie and manipulation?
No. 33504
This depends on who you're invading and the nature of the war.
A full mobilization, with mass conscription and the restructuring of society, would imply a country is facing a full-scale invasion, or is about to commit a full-scale invasion towards another country of similar size/strength.
If there's a strength disparity, one side will be fighting to the fullest while the other will have civilians whose lives are almost unaffected.
This mobilization also implies that a government has control over a population and has a recognizable authority that people will rally behind, especially if the enemy is someone everyone already hates. A place like North Korea can easily mobilize while Venezuela could not.
No. 33505
In the really old does it actually was true that you could get to loot somebody else's country or citystate in certain times and places. Also in a defensive war like I said total war has existed a lot longer so being invaded by a hostile neighbor really did mean the men would be slaughtered and the women sold into slavery which is the one time it's not needed to lie or manipulate people to fight because it is an existential threat, but typically the ones doing the invading needed to be manipulated.

Also warfare you keep forgetting only steeped breeding disease and pandemics in the last like 80 years thanks to modern medicine. Before that and even as recently as WWI a war meant the civilian population could then enjoy the fruits of a decimating disease killing millions of people although to be fair trade and urbanization had as much if not at times more to do with that and the great bulk of the superstitious and ignorant people probably hadn't fully connected vast movements of people with causing huge disease outbreaks.

Anyone with any sense would not join a war. It is disastrous for the fighting parties involved. The only thing that really benefits you directly in the short term is the same as a pandemic which is so many people can get killed that it frees up jobs and spoils including land that the survivors of the catastrophe can pick over, and that is only if whatever disgusting feudal lord or government allows you to keep it. Otherwise no war is thoroughly stupid and also continually beating back people tends to sink everyone's conditions rather than raising themselves and each other up out of poverty.

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No. 33508
It's always possible, it became more plausible than most people thought 10-20 years ago, is it very plausible it's going to happen? I don't think so.

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Ernstchan doesn't seem to have much banter or humor.

It's basically a bunch of Boringfinns exchanging small talk on boring topics.
No. 33485
I find it extremely hard to use without replies tracking.

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  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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I'll keep it kinda vague.

>Where did/does Ernst study?
Big university in Western Germany, approximately 100km from my hometown.

>What did/does Ernst study?
I started studying a normie tier subject (read engineering, law, business, something along those lines, basically the "I don't know what to do but I also don't want to be poor" choice). It was fun for the first two years, marks were decent but then I fell into two years of NEET-lifestyle while still being enrolled, including daily destroying. It came to a point where I told my parents about it and I decided to change subjects. I'm currently in my last months of studying a combination of humanities, including Japanese linguistics.

>Are you happy with your study choice?

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No. 33264
I did one of these graduations where you're an apprentice but also studying at university. Very stressful because the time other students party and chill you're working. But it took only three years and I earned 1000 coins/month already and now I graduated with a very high qualification. Now I got cosy offcie job where I put maybe 30% of the effort in comparison to the study years and I make monies.
Now the other students are still slackin in the 9001st semester while I'm already settled with gf and a home although I'm only 24.

It was the right decision. 3 years on full throttle and now I can chill the rest of my life.
No. 33267
>Where did/does Ernst study?
Michigan State University

>What did/does Ernst study?
Environmental engineering

>Are you happy with your study choice?
Yes, although I wish I could've attended a university where environmental engineering is lumped together with chemical engineering instead of civil

>Did you or do you want to study abroad and if so at what university?

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>Where did/does Ernst study?


>What did/does Ernst study?


>Are you happy with your study choice?

More or less. Happy from a status/professional perspective; unhappy from a personal one.

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Did you know that kohlchan was deplatformed?

I came here instead but I heard bad things about this chan.
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What a silly thread. It's already back!
No. 33498
>dumb weeb
>kc is down again (404)
kek. Serves you right.
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It works fine, maybe your tears of rage just don't allow you to see the screen correctly.

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Old has passed. Tell your new tales here.
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Almost forgot about today's holiday. Happy Great October Socialist Revolution Day, Ernst!
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For some people holyday, for others curse lol
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Ha Cultist Simulator apparently just got translated to full Russian and the devs are wishing happy Unity Day