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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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>>45390
Sorry, I probably should have made these for my first post, since the individual pics don't reveal very much. Here they are again, stacked as both an mp4(decent quality) and a gif(meh).
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You're from Florida? My sincere condolences. That state's only good offerings to the world were Florida's Natural and Death Metal.

Florida, an oozing herpes sore of a shit-swamp whose atmosphere tastes of roachspray, juts out into the Atlantic where an endlessly looping Möbius strip mall stretches on between all the sun-murdered stucco rooftops, inhabited by dying geriatrics on painkillers and retarded gangstas who rob said geriatrics of their painkillers. Why is everyone in pain? Because they live in Florida.

Florida suffers the same transient cultural vacuum as Southern California because nearly everyone of its current residents was born somewhere else and then embarked on the ill-informed decision to flee there only to live an idle existence of petty crime and eating each other's faces. Thoroughly rootless, soulless and without taste.
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No. 45423
>>45417
I really don't care what you say RAC I still wish I lived in California instead, either around a nice hopefully non-flaming redwood forest in a cabin up north or bumming around the south if I actually had the money to live in a place like Santa Monica. I fucking loved California. The only exceptions are San Francisco which I genuinely believe is literally inhabited by either a WoD Earthbound tier demon or the devil himself, and West Hollywood, which is basically said demon's more flamboyant and shallow little brother. Yeah. I really wasn't digging West Hollywood so much. I'd not want to deal with that place even if I were rich and famous. I liked other parts of LA a lot though.

But as for Florida you are correct. It's something more like a cross between a death world and a witchworld, just on the edge of the warp enough to be fucked up but still contain outlines that are recognizably human from a distance in the fog. It does not surprise me whatsoever that Florida is our new hotzone and it's gradually increasing my worry with the number of Florida plates I inexplicably encounter.
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Nice, thanks, I'm surprised nobody has commented on those.

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What do you guys think about glue and 'lac?

t. Romanian
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>>45184
They can explode too.
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I thought they made them smell like shit in order to make ppl not to inhale it
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No. 45238
I am indifferent towards glue, but what's lac?
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>>45238
Well I am pretty sure that whatever the fuck OP has is not necessarily related, Lac comes from the Lac beetle of Southeast Asia which it is name after. That is where we get things from like the words/substances such as Lacquer and Shellac. It is a waxy resin produced by beetles which had formerly been used in primarily wood working but also other industrial purposes until often petroleum based synthetics largely replaced it unless you had a particular thing for that classic warm finish of real lac, or had been trying to repair some old furniture otherwise like has largely been phased out except for certain select sorts of wood enthusiasts. Fun fact it's also even still used in certain pharmaceutical and foodstuff applications for example in dye and the shiny coating on candies though obviously less popular now with more options. Also another fun fact this old school meme is clearly a valid thing because some wood is so pricey that getting the real deal might as well be trying to pass off counterfeit gemstones and the guy is using a jeweler's glass to inspect things like the grain and ring structure to ascertain its species, authenticity quality etc.

Really there isn't much more satisfying than thinking about and looking at good woodworking. I really don't care what anybody says lac is conceptually and in certain applications aesthetically as pleasing as the woodworking equivalent of a bolt action.

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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.

This is the truth like it or not.
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There's actually an interesting point here regarding empiric process and seeing results of a phenomenon, and nature of real time calculations.

Say you have a very slow computer that is computing some kind of equation. Say it will finish its computation way after the point where you could see the result, in a million yeas or whatever. You do not know how it really works, only that it sometimes outputs certain results, and that in the end, it will come to a final conclusion.

You really want to know the result of the computation, but you can't make the computer go faster, or take it apart without breaking it. So you observe its behavior, study it, and make a "model" of the computer, based on rational extrapolations and reasoning. You build a much faster computer that, according to your model, is doing the same computation as the original computer, but much faster. It works for a few minutes and outputs the result.

Now can you actually say that you know what the slow computer will actually output a million years in the future? Empirically, no. You can only say what your model outputted, and how believable its answer is, depends solely on how well you can justify that your model is correctly simulating the real thing. It can even be believed that your model has 100% identical behavior to the original, and the outputs will match. You can still not say that you empirically know what the original computer will output.

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Big list of imageboards easily sortable

https://socialwiki.top/wiki/Imageboards

Enjoy

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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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I often rode passed the Hundertwasser house in Plochingen by train, but this way you can only see the tower. I actually never had to get out there and I never did just to look at the building to be quite honest.

There's also the Hundertwasser-Bahnhof in Uelzen where you have to change if you take the cheap train from Hannover to Hamburg. Walking inside of it feels a bit like being at a techno/goa festival imo.
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>>45126
A bit too whimsical for my tastes. Like the first pic looks like a children's village. Do Germans have a thing for kitsch?
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>>45132
>Do Germans have a thing for kitsch

These are not typical buildings, but Hundertwasser. I mean Germans like kitsch if you consider what the average German equivalent of home depot is selling as decor articles as kitsch and I would say it is. Houses are here are either ugly functional or just pale. You have some exceptions though ofc. Older 19th century houses or some modern stuff can be quite nice, it's about the shapes here more or less.
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>>45126
>Walking inside of it feels a bit like being at a techno/goa festival imo.
In addition to the mosaic tile designs, I can see his famous uneven floors in the pic. ("an uneven floor is a melody to the feet" t.Hundertwasser). They should have made an artistic ATM for that location. The grey one seems a bit out of place.
It's strange that such a colorful place is used for a common thing like changing trains. Strange, but in a way also right. Art shouldn't be restricted to museum walls. Put it out there, where it can become part of daily life. Look at the Maishima Incineration Plant(Japan). They process garbage, but that doesn't mean the building can't have an incredible Hundertwasser exterior. I read that they built that as part of a failed bid to win the 2008 Olympics. They wanted to make the city more beautiful. They didn't win the right to host the Games, but now they have a garbage dump that's so cool it attracts tourists:

Maishima Incineration Plant - Bulky Waste Items
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYzPIElUsFw

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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.

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No. 44895
>>44750
There is value in the US economy, but we are in a period where stock price has diverged about 2 standard deviations away from the fundamentals.

The world is also entering monetary policy 3. Interest rates are 0 or negative. Lots of pressure to maintain social programs and prevent a global depression meaning the easiest way out is through money printing.

If you believe that the economy has fake value, I would suggest looking at creating a portfolio of industrial sector stocks, commodity sector stocks, and REIT's. Then you can balance it out with precious metal and broad-commodity based futures.

That way you will be less correlated to the speculative sectors of the economy and your portfolio is diversified away from currencies and more towards prices of material goods.
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No. 44896
>>44747
Not sure how you're reading into my investing style just from the really general information in the OP.

I am running a leveraged risk parity portfolio and a macro portfolio and both are outperforming SPY.

I am diversified between several nation and asset classes, have stop losses in place, and actively manage position size based on the risk of the portfolio.
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No. 44934
>>44896
What is a macro portfolio? Is this just some term for a collection of smaller portfolios?
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No. 44989
>>44934
Portfolio where the investment strategy is based off macroeconomic trends like inflation rate, interest rate, and government policy.

In particular, the Austrian liquidity cycle and bond yield as timing methods for the performance of different asset classes.

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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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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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There ia a recent NYT article about a government program which investigates unknown aerial phenomena, ostensibly to ensure they don't belong to foreign military. That seems simple enough, but the headlines are coming from a statement made by Eric Davis, an astrophysicist who assisted that program in identfying physical artifacts:

>No crash artifacts have been publicly produced for independent verification. Some retrieved objects, such as unusual metallic fragments, were later identified from laboratory studies as man-made.
>Eric W. Davis, an astrophysicist who worked as a subcontractor and then a consultant for the Pentagon U.F.O. program since 2007, said that, in some cases, examination of the materials had so far failed to determine their source and led him to conclude, “We couldn’t make it ourselves.”

No Longer in Shadows, Pentagon’s U.F.O. Unit Will Make Some Findings Public
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/23/us/politics/pentagon-ufo-harry-reid-navy.html

Seems like a bombshell revelation, but Eric Davis has a long-held interest in UFO and paranormal research, which leads me to question whether his conclusions are biased, or the result of wishful thinking. An article from 2013:

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>>44845
There was a pretty ebin episode of Joe Rogan Experience recently that discussed this. It was a bit schizo but super entertaining.

>http://podcasts.joerogan.net/podcasts/george-knapp-jeremy-corbell

Also, the second pic in your post (from FLIR.mp4) is off of an ATFLIR pod. You can tell by the symbology and layout of the controls. It's a perfectly capable TGP, but it suffers the same limitations as anything using that technology. You see what it senses and nothing more. In this case, the screen says the following, it is tracking an IR signature. Most commonly spotting increased IR signatures caused by heat that pushes it above the background noise of solar IR radiation. So when in WHT (white hot, circled in red) mode what you are seeing is a large amount of IR-spectrum emissions. They don't form an identifiable shape but that is quite explainable with other information. Circled in green we have ownship altitude, in this case it's around Angels 20 in baro. In blue we have the pitch azimuth indicator, telling us that the point of interest is 6 degrees above point of origin, and in pink is the yaw azimuth, telling us the point is three degrees to starboard (right). So what we have is a large thermal signature being viewed from a point that's very close to directly behind it. That is prime positioning for seeing a lot of heat flare from jetwash.

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>>44869
>Tbh, out of the three, it's the least impressive and by far the easiest to make the plane argument for
I appreciate your breaking down that image. I recall camera settings played a role in creating another UFO story, the one involving NASA and a tether floating in space(pic). That tether was miles away from the shuttle and their camera was zoomed all the way in on it. This made tiny dots in the foreground appear to be large discs in the background. So it was just dust near the camera lens and not aliens. Anyway, the search continues...:D
I watched the JRE episode this morning and wasn't disappointed. Entertaining stories, Rogan pressing for evidence, and all parties acknowledging the vast amount of BS that UFO researchers have to wade through. And the Skinwalker ranch again, of course. That place is turning into its own Area 51, but with a veneer of Native American mythology thrown into the mix. It occupies that sweet spot, where the spooky paranormal meets the cold technology of aliens. Still, it's a little light on evidence for my tastes.
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>>44890
Tbh, I think that a lot of issues with the idea of Unidentified contacts is that people seem to think it means something it doesn't. It doesn't mean unexplained, or unexplainable, just that we aren't sure what it is. The crazier ones, I chalk up to UCAV testing. It's a logical step forward in their development to look into the idea of an unmanned combat aircraft that goes beyond the loiter and observe tasking. A human can only handle so much in terms of maneuvering, and take up a lot of space between cockpit room, life support etc. What happens when you put the same thrust into a an airframe that's lighter and smaller (less drag) because you omitted the need for an on-site pilot? You get a nuts thrust to weight ratio that looks bizarre even to combat pilots who know how combat aircraft behave. That's my speculation at least, based on trends within military development. Smart systems operating as part of the Networked Battlespace are where the money is going, and things like Loyal Wingman are already being rolled out in early status https://www.boeing.com/defense/airpower-teaming-system/

Common understanding of what the fuck a cutting edge military force looks like in 2020 is very backward looking, and is honestly closer to how things looked 10-15 years ago.

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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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Great show, guys! It was entertaining from the first conversation about cockroaches all the way through to the final debate about God.
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Great show yesterday. Fell asleep during the final 15 minutes (which means that I've probably missed around 100 times when Colin was insulted), because I was tired out to the MAX. But it was worth every second.
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No. 44871
I'm not gonna be able to be here for the show, as I am forced to work on the day of the Lord. Sorry, Ernst.
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No. 44882
>>44871
No problem, we just gonna do it one week later.
Without Max, everything's nothing anyway. ;_;

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>>44826
Belated Congratulations, ernst.

>>44833
>unreliable, overheating garbage as all other hp stuff
Overheating was the biggest problem with my old HP laptop; I didn't realize that was their trademark :D. I got one of those cooling pads to keep it running. It also had a huge screen burn in the lower left corner, and the clips which kept it closed broke. Well, the clips still worked, but the button to release them didn't. I had to use a screwdriver to open it. Good times :D.
tfw my current desktop is also an HP.
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>>44834
Lol yeah I did the same thing. I trash picked one years ago I probably still have but before then I had to keep it on top of ice blocks in the summer just to keep it from overheating and powering off. My setup was a couple blue dry ice blocks between a couple two by fours that entire summer. Good times.
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No. 44851
FUCK
I ordered a new cheap keyboard online because my current one has bad keys, and I don't want to wait a month for a chinese mechanical one to arrive.
But I ordered a keyboard before realizing that the very same one is sold 30% cheaper in another store. Order can't be cancelled because already paid for :-(
Oh well. The store I ordered from used to be my go-to because of their excellent warranty policy, but lately they've been increasing prices and sending spam to my burner email. Maybe they're high off their own "prestige". I don't think I will be doing business with them from now on.

In other news, I'm looking for a new regular-ass job. Already have some decent ads lined up. Sure, the last time I got a job, it was a complete embarrassing shitshow, I destroyed some materials, pissed off a bunch of clients, and got scammed out of pay, but honestly it was a great experience builder and smoothed out some of my autism bumps. This time, though, I'll make sure the workplace is closer and is reachable with one bus ride. Last time, the commute was killing me.
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I forgot to say:
Thank you all!