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Imagine a situation where you have to argue either for or against the assumption that reading books is the superior pastime in comparison to video games, which side would you pick? At first it seems kinda obvious because reading is the ultimate pastime of the educated, while videogames are for nerdy kids with attention deficit disorder. But on second thought I can't find any argumentation to back this up. The argumentation usually comes down to two points which can be rebutted, for example:

>books stimulate imagination, because you have to imagine the things described
You can argue for the exact opposite: Books are completely static and you have no means of influence on the progress, so there is no imagination involved, while in games you have to find solutions for problems the game presents to you, even choices depending on the kind of game, you have to act resourceful, and you learn to act ith precision during stress situations, which is also a good practice for life. Also: Let's say this is true: Then I suppose the best thing to do is to put even the book away, because then you have to imagine everything, which is... good?

>books are pieces of art and represent some of the finest works of human civilization (a.k.a. the Goethe argument). This can't be said of video games.

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There is really no discussion there if you consider applied politics and hands-on diplomacy that can be found (and are to be pursued) in proper MMOs. You might think of "true" modern games as something along the lines of Detroit: Becoming Human, but in fact the cherry on the cake is leading your men to victory.
No. 14461
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Videos are the most 'fun'. A combination of art, music, gameplay and sometimes story. In a whole you can say that video games are deteriorating on your attention span and suck away your time, such in the case of shooter games and other, popular fast-paced games, I'd say even Minecraft can be put in that category. The intense stimuli put on all your senses and 'mentally being sucked into the screen' fucks your joy perceptions and normal life will feel dull and meaningless, pulling you back to get your high on video games, addiction, like drugs. Of course there are also more refined, slow-paced games such as strategy or board games that aren't as stimulating on your senses and are more demanding on your thinking skills. In the land of books, it is tough to find any good entertainment books, so it's best to stick to the classics like Tolkien and whatever else. A good book should leave you with the feeling of the book and something to ponder about, if there was a major distinction between videogames and books it would be that when you're done with playing videogames, you won't think about it any longer, whilst with books you will think back on them even hours after you're done reading. On the other side, I am also of the opinion that books should only be made for the purpose of sharing knowledge, and that anything else is heresy. I mainly read books for their knowledge, but when I read good entertainment ones, I was also left with a sense of calm and satisfaction. I think whether it's books or games, you should always pick the more refined options to preserve your mental health, and that all in all refined books trump videogames. Books are more satisfying, and whilst you don't feel the same 'fun' or 'rush' as in videogames, that doesn't matter in the books, as you are immersed in the world within.
No. 14462
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Here is a different question: Are image boards or books superior?
No. 14559
This satisfies my autism. That, or I am extremely thirsty for gaming, and the aesthetics are very pleasing indeed.

I'll download it and archive it like all games I have right now give it a try.

sucks having a damaged PC, Ernst.

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What things do you lads recommend for getting over a cold manflu, other than the passage of time? I had to go home sick from work today but the office is really too busy for me to be taking the whole week off.

I assume that eating half a tin of Christmas chocolates just now was a mistake.
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You could try nicotine gums also
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Doesn't do shit cap'n

Actually what I have found is this http://smokersonly.org/product_facts/stonewall.html works like a charm. I have no idea where in fuck I even got it from but somehow I had a whole unopened package. Worked better than patches and gum.
No. 14545
Looks interesting, didn't know such stuff even existed

Gum gives me a decent buzz, then again I'm not a heavy smoker at all

I'll probably try something like what you posted once my gum supply is used up since I actually don't enjoy chewing that much
No. 14555
I think I had the Java flavored one. It basically just tasted like some kind of slightly grainy chocolate and coffee hard candy. It also last forever I could take just one and keep it in my cheek for like 4-5 sessions without needing to swallow it and it killed the cravings better than gum ever did.

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Spooky stories and assorted information. Does anyone have any good spooky stories?
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I have heard countless stories about ghosts and djinn yet I havent experienced any of those myself.

Ghost stories here are developed from urban legends - those rumours that were developed before the email forwarding chains, were they developed from children's tales? I will never know.

I have heard about a story about a building in Alexandria, called the Roushdie building. It is a residential building that has countless stories about why does it have ghosts, and how if someone enters, they will be killed by ghosts. I have heard some hollywood-grade horror stories, starting from blood crosses being drawn on the walls to headless victims wandering around the building, smashing and breaking things to terrorize the - once then - residents of this building. All stories I heard about this particular building are your generic hollywood stories: block was built on a graveyard of mysterious murder victims, partner was killed in a quarrel...etc.

Also, my grandmother told me from her father that he once rented a different flat - also in Alexandria - in a first floor with a friend of his, he was your classic muscle man - those guys who look fat-ish but actually really, really strong. Anyways they heard noises and really did not care, then our hero went to the toilet and saw someone else sitting on the toilet and looking at him. They both ran and jumped through the window.

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>He vividly remembers himself being alone and trying to sleep, and feeling really warm breezes and gusts of wind every now and then -
Huh funny this is the first time I heard such a thing. Always we hear stories about people feeling suddenly cold, never warm.
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As far as I remember, he was talking about djinn, as we (as muslims) believe that they're made out of fire, not mud and water like humans. Now we (as Egyptians) believe that djinn inhabit deserted and empty places and spaces, like his place on the border.

ie, sand magic.
No. 14452
I also was wondering how much Copts had influenced these stories, i.e. talking about seeing bloody crosses on walls.

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No. 14133
It not speed board and better not create same tier threads multiple times, so there always be place for threads of really new thematics on first pages.
No. 14155
Following the same logic, there are plenty of other places where people can discuss everything, why create ernstchan then?
No. 14159
So we can have a place to discuss slowly, of course.
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>Wamdue Project - King of my castle [1999]

>old music


Hide No. 12567 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Today will be a good day
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Why did you say that to her? Also why would that immediately lead to your whole family acting up? Isn't that something you should work out between the two of you? I haven't had a healthy family life myself, so I am not sure how proper families work these things out, but that way doesn't sound right for me.
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I was supposed to go to work yesterday and today but I don't feel like doing anything. I don't even feel like living, so I didn't show up there and just listened to moody music in bed.
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The problem is you live in Latvia. But then again why don't you just move? You have several other countries within walking distance and only one of them is shit so just keep walking in the direction of the setting sun. Oh wait I am thinking of Lithuania. Well, start walking towards Lithuania then do that.
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When communicating in English do you sometimes make mistakes because you often see native speakers make them? Which ones get you?

Grammar and spelling mistakes are really common in with native Englishers online, I imagine that must really mess with people trying to learn. Please discuss this topic.
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Mein Name ist Lohse. Ich kaufe hier ein.
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Ja, bitte?
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Eine Dose Saftgulasch bitte.
No. 14068
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Ein' Kümmelkäse und zwei Pfund Tomaten, bitte!

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Can someone enlighten me about industrial?

It seems to be somewhat elitist, but why do they always choose fucked up environments?
No. 13681
I think Poe's Law was originally written regarding Christian fundies, that no matter how ridiculous or obviously satirical something is meant to be, people will interpret it as the actual words and beliefs of a genuine fanatic.
No. 13745
Is more than that

Check Mental Destruction, Azure Skies, Esplendor Geométrico, les Joyaux de la Princesse, Laibach for different pictorial approaches
No. 13787
I keep seeing this post with pic name as the title and thinking it's some sort of loading error and it's really bothering me
No. 13792 Kontra
I have no experience regarding drugs in the industrial scene and I was a little bit into it so far.

Drugs you'll find with Techno people. Punk/Rock/Metal people are also way into booze.
The must drug wrecked scene I encountered so far, is the Antifa. toplel. (I was not part of the latter don't worry)

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How does one make money online that doesn't involve crypto/SR/camwhoring? like for example, how does one actually start a blog and make money from it? Do you need to set up all kinds of things like bank account, a paypal or whatever, and have advertisers pay you or what?
No. 13387
This chart looks like a joke.
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Buy low sell high
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It's very dumb, that's for sure
No. 13778
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The preamble is definitely a joke, but the flow-chart itself does accurately breakdown how money is made on the internet. Of course even that just lists what you can do, but not how to it.
>Action figures painted to look like different action figures
I just found out people do that. This guy used to sell his but doesn't anymore what kind of artist turns down money!?

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Previous deda. Maybe add something to Op post, like some infor or news in next threads so OP post would not be so empty?
No. 13723
Funny thing that it was not retcon - it was just event, and happened only in 2nd addon. If they going to RETCON it even in warcraft 3 remake - this is new level of retardation, seriously.
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Funny fact if you wonder, why in Half Life and addons all glasses or black, or have texture of eyes on them - Goldsource engine can not shot transperant surfaces on separate 3d models, only on map brushes. However with adittional .dll-s that was added with retail version of Day of Defeat game, it become possible to do transperant things. All modern versions of goldsource games in stem have this feature, so you can do transperant elements on models for your mod on gldsrc as much as you want.
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In case anybody interested - evolution of HECU soldeirs models from Half-Life.

1.Original Half-Life soldier models. Pretty low poly and sometimes pretty funny, I'd say. Black marine guy that smoking is head from cuted model of cool sergant with gatling, when his model was scrapped because was not serious enough for more final desighn concepts. I like original half life faces textures, they drawed in some... kinda strage way. Most of this faces in later games and addons and models will mostly be redone to level when they not recognisable - like barney, for example. For their animations, complections and overall look in-game they always reminded me "ninja turtles with guns"

2.Models from Oppsoing Force - OF, since it centered around soldeirs, redesighned them in slightly more high detail and there also much more variation exept this four, like two guys (medic and engeneer) I posted above. Possibly, the best model varaints in my opinion. Yes if you get close they slightly done in different style from way valve did original HL1, but this is in all aspects really better - more detail, more elements of equipment that much more logically look like some real life military equipment, and faces look like faces, but yet that still have proper detalisation to not be out of place from Half Life level of detail and engine capibilities.

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No. 13746
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Hey should I finally try Stellaris and pirate it?

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No. 13642 Kontra
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No, just entertaining OCD I guess.
He seems to be quite a cool chap.
No. 13682 Kontra
>Can I say "nigger" here?

If this is the only thing you can say, then no.