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The first computer generated images of fractals were not produced until decades after his death yet Louis Wain’s artwork contains patterns that strongly resemble these images. How can you explain that?
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No. 30859
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<,︻╦╤─ ҉ нахуя?Ну интересно
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>>30859
Speaking of which I have found something terribly disgusting and decidedly unkosher as a result of our media's ridiculous fascination with gossiping about British royals because supposedly one of them made what was called a faux pass for making some joke about it.

As if there is anything but to say about such a revolting "delicacy" and I mainly mean revolting because shellfish disgusts me.
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>>30858
Can confirm this. Though the existential dread was more colorful.
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>>30896
>>30858
I found acid to be incredibly uninteresting tbh. Now I'll grant you, I probably didn't ever take that big a hit, was never in an awesome enough place, and never was otherwise sober enough to really enjoy it, but still I think that LSD is terribly overrated.

Maybe it was just that combination of me being drunk or mildly on benzos or somesuch that helped smooth over any weirdness from ever cropping up, but I really do think that partly what I just found from acid was pretty much what I expected out it at best and otherwise a lot of unexpected things weren't as great. I think that basically part of the problem is I already have too much of a compatible mindset to acid or something. I heard the apocryphal story about a Buddhist monk being given acid, with people (usually dumbass bydlo and druggie friend types) being all, can you even imagine how mindblowing it must be for a Buddhist monk, and the monk, completely unphased, saying just "yes it was interesting" or somesuch not terribly and unphased reaction.

Mine was not even that. I didnt even find it interesting. I saw at one point in my minds eye lots of things being devils or sins trying to tempt me and the concept of finding the Truth and reaching it and reaching God only to be so thoroughly convinced of your own paranoia to keep looking for the higher reality, and thus only achieving further delusion by grasping beyond that and still searching (which I guess there's a Christian equivalent in meeting Jesus and not recognizing Him being a similar concept) and how even the thought of that could be an instilled doubt set to undermine you from searching further and finding the deeper Truth etc but it was still all terribly uninteresting to me.

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Hide No. 30796 Systemkontra [Reply]
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The very purpose of mothers and grandmothers and aunts is to get cuddled to death as a kid so that by puberty you're completely fed up with the very act or cuddling.

This is yet another harmful consequence of the nuclear family.
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No. 30900
I cut my own hair. Costs nothing and is easy if you pick the right hairdo.
t. touches up a 3mm buzzcut weekly
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>>30885
There unironically are men who find wiping their ass gay.
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No. 30912
>It's like saying a pub and a wine bar are the same thing, you go to both to get drunk and chat but they're clearly different ends of the spectrum.
A pub and a wine bar offer different products. In my experience both are the same since I don't want anything more than a haircut and to leave once the deed is done. I see way more hair salons than barbershops so the former gets most of my attention.
>>30898
This. The ideal is to get it done as quickly as possible and then shower off the excess bits. It's weird to just force a convo with a complete stranger that more than likely I share nothing in common with, and him being a man or woman wouldn't change much of it. I want to sit down, relax, and not think about anything for a bit.
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>>30912
Forgot to link.
>>30895

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I'm sad Ernst.
My life is great in terms of normal standards. I'm successfull, i can afford to buy what i want, i'm respected, i'm one of the most powerfull people in my town, i like my work, i hafe a beautiful gf. Still i feel empty.
I want to be like i was when i was young. Unthoughtfull, unresponsible, free. I just want to be free. But there is no way to be free. You always, always have responsibilities. Always.
I just don't want to get old and die. You can't run away from that. I can't. I still remember Gorbatschov in the news. I'm old.
It's a curse.
I don't want to.
Tell me about your melancholia
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No. 30845
>>30844
I'm an architect and a politician. I really like what i do. I try to give my life a purpose. But i don't feel it makes a difference. It's just the same shit over and over again.
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No. 30847 Kontra
humblebrag
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>>30845
>architect and a politician
>tf
<tp
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use the today thread for blogposting

you could title this thread: capitalism with darwinist bias does not make me happy and I found out quite late

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a russian dacha. no water or electric grid connection.

say something nice about it
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>>30727
>>30726
It shouldn't be possible to be that cosy.
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>>30727
How much does it cost? And does it have electricity and water supply, etc?
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>>30729
Necromancer cave > wizard tower

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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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>>23886
Dang sry
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https://www.oldbookillustrations.com/ - Vintage illustrations that have been lovingly scanned, uploaded and organized.
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No. 30750
>>23881
>Hacker News
Check out lobste.rs too

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Why do intelligence agencies still use torture as a means of obtaining information? Is it that there are no equally effective alternatives for quickly producing information that don’t involve torture, or is it because torture is already institutionally embedded in these agencies?
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No. 30705
>>30699
This he doesn't even know what the fuck he is talking about. I do know that plenty of hackers are usually contacted by alphabet agencies, and iirc wasnt the guy who ran 420chan also asked by spooks to do spook things at one point? Come to think of it it's kind of strange moot hasn't been unless he either did and we just don't know or they never saw anything valuable in him and his community (which I highly doubt).

>>30694
Like a lot of this is just flatly wrong my dude and furthermore it completely misunderstands the real role of them to begin with. I mean, what, you think that spies are all about drinking martinis and beating confessions out of people or some idiotic silly bullshit like that? Like the vast majority of spying isnt even wetwork, of which interrogations themselves are but a tiny percent. There's actually very little about intelligence work especially these days that involves dressing up in funny costumes and schmoozing with people or whatever you imagine it is that they do because most HUMINT ops have been replaced with SIGINT kind of stuff anyway, and of that much more of it is just about meeting people, gaining contacts or compromising information and so on, or planting the occasional bug which frankly if you have to physically go there to bug the place even in the 90s let alone 2010s you're probably doing it wrong anyway.

When it comes to the stuff like Abu Ghraib a lot of that wasnt even being done by spooks to begin with which probably is a big part of why that dumpster fire even happened to begin with. In a lot of these cases you're dealing with the same jackoff soldiers and besides which real torture, real enhanced interrogation methods, really just boils down to breaking down a guy's mind and his mental defences and willpower. This is why sleep deprivation and starvation is used and why that works better than beating anyone ever could. Trying to "beat the truth out of somebody" is exactly what I would expect of some sort of fucking retarded low IQ cop who could never possibly qualify for an intelligence post to begin with.
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No. 30710
I suppose if it's stil being used, then it suggests to some extent that it works.
I'm dubious about studies that suggest it doesn't work. How do those studies work? Surely it would be completely unethical to subject a test population to torture methods, and if the study is set up just to determine if torture can extract information, then I suppose it misses two fundamental reasons why torture was used historically, and that was to humilate which then is a means to extract confessions and information, as well as to terrify people away from dissent. It's why historically a lot of torutre was done in public.
If those studies are anecodtal, based on the fact torture didn't acquire certain information when used in the past, then is that including all torture committed? Even if torture doesn't lead to confessions and useful information in 9 out of 10 cases, then it's still worthwhile subjecting the victim to torture anyway in case he's that 1 out of 10. Torture is a fairly cheap means of acquiring information if you think about it in that way, compared to actual detective work, espionage and surveillance. A car battery and electrodes may not get you information all the time, in the case that it does, it only took a few hours and cost nothing.
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No. 30717
>>30678
Because Bush Juniors advisors where heavy into it and because the idea that beating someone into submission would suddenly make him reveal all his secrets is deeply rooted in some cultures.

Not saying threatening to cut someone balls off would make him say things he normally wouldn't but those who will speak when threatened isn't trusted by those who knows secretes anyway.

Basically if you have the time it is little effort to take a car battery to the scrotum of a group of people because someone will know the next guy in the chain and you can make a puzzle little by little or at least tell the other guys that someone has named them. But it isn't a good way to build a relationship on, unless you are in to that sort of thing.

But if you want the good stuff you have to talk to the guy. No amount of SIGINT or torture will give you that.
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No. 30718
>>30705
No, I dont think its martinis and suits. I do think however that in the context of torture and interrogation like this thread is about, its better to talk about the topic at hand instead of veering off about other parts of the machine.

Besides, SIGINT is passive, relying on something being said and it being the right thing out of effectively coincidence. Great for observation, but its not replacing HUMINT that can steer itself towards information as it is found.

And tbh, everybody knows roughly what kind of dirty shit the CIA gets up to, so those joining up are either psychos who dont care, or retarded enough to justify fermenting illegal activities like the drug trade on foreign soil as aelf defence. Coppers with a shinier badge, and every bit as porky.

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Can we have a Syria thread or is it against the rules? Many recent developments there with US pulling out, Turkey invading in and SDF allies with SAA.
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No. 30684 Kontra
>>30683
That's a news thread, about current news. Not a specific thread that will drag in bad crowds, like yourself and this Turkish poster.
There are many, many other places you could go to host this thread in.
Political discussion kills, literally in some cases.

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What Ernst opinion about Marco Polo?
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No. 30621
Hes a spook.
He had too many spook markers on him aka lucky coincidences.The only other even more famous venetian jew is Napoleon ofcourse.
I guess Marco Polo stories was a project to popularize/increase international maritime trading which Columbus was the biggest proper kickstart of them all.
Since Polo was a jew i guess we can indirectly see their influence and power in that period of time in the places where he "travelled".

At wiki we have: ‘During the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), a Ming emperor conferred seven surnames upon the Jews, by which they are identifiable today: Ai (艾), Shi (石), Gao (高), Gan (甘), Jin (金), Li (李), Zhang (張), and Zhao (趙). Two of these, Jin and Shi, are the equivalent of common Jewish names in the west: Gold and Stone.’

And another paste: https://semiticcontroversies.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-travels-of-marco-polo-and-jews-of.html

One of the odd things about 'The Travels of Marco Polo' is that it is one of the first mentions we have of jews being resident in China and more specifically of the jewish community at Kaifeng, which had been the capital of the Song dynasty before it was moved to Hangzhou and then, with the Mongol conquest, to Beijing.

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>>30621
>Since Polo was a jew
Reported
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>>30605
Phew, what a Kohl opener. Adjust yourself.
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No. 30644 Kontra
>>30638
>>30624
With time he might be capable of having actual discussions though, but that being said

>>30621
No wait never mind you're right. This is all just copyapasta from a blog called "semitic controversies" no less and your sole piece of original content was unspeakably fucking retarded.

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Ahh, finally i can go skiing again. Kitzbühel opened two slopes with stashed snow from last year. It's was 25°C outside today.
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No. 30504
Who even wants to go skiing at 25C, when the last Apples are not yet harvested? It's like gingerbread in September.

Oh, wait.
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> stashed snow

Do they keep the winter snow in a giant freezer or summat?
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>>30504
It's quite nice to go skiing with just a shirt or a thin sweater on. I did it once at the Dachstein glacier.

>>30505
1.) Make a huge hill out of snow
2.) Cover it with insulation and white tarp
3.) ???????????
4.) Profit

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Ernst, do you have too much free time? Do you use a browser to surf the web? Do you like sci-fi? Then I have just the thing for you!

https://galaxytrek.com/

It's a browsergame (so, you can play it from any browser), it's mostly text based. You manage planets, they produce ressources, which you use to build ships, to get more ressources. It's a persistent universe which is even active when you're not online, and since it's multiplayer, you can attack other players (and they can attack you). Pictures related, it's the game.

I will register a new account in a few hours, and I'd like other Ernsts to join me (it's way more fun if more people are playing). It's completely free (well, there are paid features, but you can unlock them with one click/day easily). We could form an alliance (to be named, preferably something Ernst-related).

There's also a german version of this thread: >>>/b/6422
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Ernstallianz exists now!
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>>26650
I keep hoping that Ernst will have a /trek/ board someday soon. I'd like to share my interest in ST, and other sci fi with Ernst that also enjoy it.
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No. 30474
>>30473
We have movie thread.
I want to post soon about ds9 documentary I seen recently.
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>>30474
Thanks. I'll check that thread.