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Currently at Radio Ernstiwan:


It is about Horror Punk, starting from The Misfits, then the two samples This is Horror Punk 1&2 which tried to give a good overview of what emerged after the reunion of The Misfits end of the 90ties (without Glen Danzig of course) and after this some random pieces of the genre. To be honest, some psychobilly and othere familiar genres are within this playlist. by Horror Punk & Psychobilly

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I often feel jealous of people who live like this, in a trailer or caravan even though I know I couldn't stomach it myself. It seems like they're so free to live on the road as they do.

It's a lifestyle I can't imagine having for myself, but it's something that I want to live vicariously through others and seems full of adventure. There's something especially cosy about videos made by these people in snowstorms, or when they're snowed in and trying out a new stove or some such thing.

I reckon if I were 20 years younger again back when I had a cushy job before all the labour in the 1st world became worthless and careers were starting to become a thing of the past, I would have saved up for some kind of A-liner or RV and lived out of it. It would have been a hell of a blast in the 80s and 90s Ireland.

Seriously, watch a few of these videos and tell me it isn't maximum comfy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOkQJgPrZ8k

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No. 25438 Kontra
>>25423
>98% of people are like that

You mean Unterschicht is Unterschicht? Ofc rich people will show off their class, but they will do it differently. They could go on vacation in a tiny house, but it's an expansive one. Living in an Altbau flat in Berlin-Mitte is more desired than some big 7 room house in some shitty Neubauviertel. What you leave out here is the crass individualization, that is not so refined with the people you seem to deal with on a daily basis. I'm sorry your working mates are bydlo average joes, but you shouldn't take them as the template for every human bean, that is your mistake. Take me for example, I don't care if you go by bike thru Poland or hang out at an Egyptian hotel pool. Probably Poland is more interesting since I'm bored by Egyptain hotel pools.
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No. 25440 Kontra
>>25438
Sorry for just reading the first two sentences of yours, but you are retarded. Clinically perhaps.

Best regards,
Not the other Ernst; also someone being most definitely way richer than you are
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No. 25443 Kontra
>>25440
Elaborate on me, rich boy. Your post without arguments is pretty much useless filler.
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>>25433
Are you somehow implying that's a bad thing?

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I've browsed imageboards since I was 11 years old, which may have given me an odd perspective on certain things. Among them was a peculiar view about how men and women are supposed to interact: that is, owing to time spent on /r9k/ around 2012, I came to believe that if I had a platonic relationship with a woman who was not a family member, this made me a "cuck" somehow, who was being exploited in an essentially unfair transaction. As a result I never had any female friends in high school since I was always guarded and paranoid when interacting with women (perhaps excepting a girl I briefly dated).

Now that I'm in college I realize that I made a serious error in judgement.This attitude may have stunted my emotional and social development. Furthermore, I realize now that women can be worth interacting with for reasons other than sex. More than anything, I'm mad that I sought out and received such shitty advice at such a young age. I wonder how many other guys my age have had their lives made slightly worse by internalizing incel views as a teenager.
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No. 25306
>>25303
A racial preference implies that I actively prefer a race and have a "type" like that, which is different from saying I've got a weird bias against Chinese women and is probably because of some strange pseudo-nationalist sentiment or something, plus all the bad things I heard about dating Chinese women. I guess that that one Brit can offer his counter argument to this.

I will state however that I've basically only ever dated or kissed white people Jews are also white but that's largely because I think I've almost only been around them and never really in a hugely multiracial community. Dunno why, but that's just how it is. This still isn't a bias though because it's a lack of opportunity. When I was down in D.C. before I saw some of the most amazing black girls ever and hell yes I would. To this day I still sometimes see them although I guess I am too shy, unmotivated, and generally apathetic about dating and sex now to actually approach them.

Plus I don't drink anymore and I don't smoke pot or do illegal drugs really so I think I'm pretty much limited on the kinds of people I can even date or approach or be around now because of it. I think the last time I had opportunity for sex was some half Asian heavily tattooed well, stereotypical halfie Asian woman I guess who was approaching my coworkers while we were out drinking, failed to nab my female coworker's bf, and eventually got around to me, at which point my female coworker pretty much saved my ass from disaster and just looked my thoroughly trashed ass in the eye and said she's about to go and implied I should get a ride. Which was a good thing because I know damn well I would've gotten laid that night and complicated my life, woke up hungover with no idea where I am or how to get to work and not be fired etc.

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No. 25311
>>25306
>partly because I have the most horrible combination ever of Irish and Slav genes
I've seen so many Americans having a weird relationship with ethnicity that I can't say if this is a joke or not
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No. 25313
>>25311
When you see an American say something cringeworthy about nationality or ethnicity, you can assume 9 times out of 10 it was sincere.
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No. 25320
>>25311
This one is actually true though and has some scientific basis in fact. The Irish and Slavs are well known for being prone to alcoholism. It actually runs in my family at the very least back two generations before me. It is like saying, oh, shit, I've got native American genes in me so I cannot drink. Such a thing isn't even unreasonable or meme or cringeworthy to say because it's a genetic thing
https://lordsofthedrinks.com/2013/06/24/why-indians-are-alcoholics-and-asians-cant-drink/
Yes I know it's just since cringe worthy seeming american blog but seriously just read it.
This I actually found a little surprising though
https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh40/152-160.htm
Psst check it out, that's also nih.gov so it isnt just some retarded murican bullshit.

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Old one is kontra.
What are you reading, Ernst?
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No. 25231
I read a few passages from Fashionable Nonsense by Bricmont/Sokal, their 'critique' of 'postmodernism'

Since my own knowledge on STEM is sadly super thin I believe them, that the use of scientific concepts in STEM made by some french thinkers is not correct. Yet their expectations on that philosophy/theory differs greatly with what these people had in mind, whats even worse is that they have no clue of what these people want to say or think about yeah it's not easy to find out, yet it's not nonsense what they philosophize about, so they take a quote out of context and critique the use of mathematics or the speed of light or the Moebius strip without considering what the philosophy is all about. What it does, or what it serves for is not of interest. So they are right to critique the use of concepts when it's not a metaphor the authors are no real experts in but otherwise the missed the point completely, which stems from their point of view which can be sort out by reading the introduction. The late or even mid Baudrillard e.g. had a theory in mind, that is far of any 'classic' scientific codex. Theory becomes operational here, but not in the way of critique in a normative sense.
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So, I finally finished reading it. It's really good. Hiawatha feels like a proper culture-hero who embodies the values of his people to lead them forward.
He gives them safety, food, writing, and rituals. The only strange thing is how this all takes place very close to today.
The penultimate song basically takes out the whole work from this "epic" void where it could take place at any time, or simply be a series of events that differentiated from reality over time, bearing little resemblance to what actually played out.
(Just to bring up the Nibelungenlied again, that takes place entirely in this "pocket dimension" where Attila (Etzel) the Hun reigns, but the Romans don't exist. It's an amalgamation of a probably true rivalry between two queens that somehow merged with the Sigurd/Völsung-mythos down the line. In essence, it takes place in a void. It turns into mythos and legend.)
Longfellow kills it by mentioning "the white man" coming to the Americas in the second to last episode, and Hiawatha's predictions about the ruination of his people and what he built makes the ending quite bittersweet if not sad.

Otherwise, the rhythm is pleasant, and the stories Longfellow tell are quite entertaining and bear the necessary heroic qualities that make an epic good.
I especially liked how deities, plants and concepts are anthropomorphic, and for example Hiawatha's defeat of Mondamin in a fight means that he successfully subdued corn into a domesticated plant that feeds his people.

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Reading this book made me think Putin was somewhat right saying that "collapse of Soviet Union was the biggest catastrophe of 20th century".
Not because something good was lost with its collapse, but because policies and decisions made during 80 years of existing of this monstrosity were so illogical, amazingly inconsistent and retarded that it literally programmed dozens of countries, regions, peoples, nations to be poor, corrupted and full of hate towards each other and their very selves. The formal end of central authority in 1988-1991 simply uncovered to the West a part of tragedy we have to survive through
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No. 26234
just finished Varoufaki's Adults in the room.

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Is anyone here Masonic? I seem to recall that some British guy was, and possibly also a Dutchlad. What is your opinions on it? Can you actually do good charity work through it? Of course the thing is, I am East, and where I want to travel is West
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No. 25275 Kontra
Yes.
Dunno ;)

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SRather than cluttering vidya discussions I figured why not make a new thread for everything PC and PC building, programming, or other tech stuff related thread.

So I've just been looking through and a lot of stuff on my wish list or I'd had my eye on requires better specs. My machine is apparently now hopelessly outdated. I knew it was getting pretty old but figured I'd just need a better GPU, but nope, apparently after looking around even my quad core CPU isnt powerful enough. I think I have officially hit the hard limit on what my machine can do for new releases. Not just shiny new ARPGs either I mean even just things you wouldnt think are intensive or that are now pretty old wont run. How should I go about this? Have you guys ever built a PC? I'm looking at it and now realize yeah, even with a new GPU and what I thought might just be a new stick of RAM tops it's pretty old. I don't even know the difference between USB3.0, DDR3, or any of that other stuff at this point or if I bought even just a new GPU would it have the wrong pins or somehow be incompatible with my other hardware. How do I even go about checking all this? My hard drive is so old now I bet that might be ready to fail too. Should I just buy a new computer? Build my own? Upgrade it? How to spend the least money and be as little frustrated as possible? Are used GPUs and CPUs a scam that could fail?
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No. 23823
>>23822
Oh stupid question but a dual core 3.6ghz CPU is inferior to a quad core 3.1ghz right?
>feel guilty
Don't. I'm not even sure if I remember you in particular doing so but everyone was raving about how good Witcher 3 and Divinity Original Sin 2 was at the time iirc and I simply grabbed it on a sale which I think might have been longer than a year ago. I also might have been drunk spending at the time. Regardless it was my fault for spending money on a game I knew I couldn't run without an upgrade not realizing I'd be too tight on money to blow on a GPU for basically one game for so long but now it is a great many games including multiple I already own, so at this point simply buying a new GPU alone is going to be the equivalent of buying 3-5 games for me (since 3 wont run and 2 did work but now the fucked driver won't boot them).

>If I find more time later I can elaborate why a slow CPU will be a huge bottleneck for games from the last 5-7 years no matter how fast your GPU is and how much RAM it has
This is now my other biggest concern where PC upgrades are concerned. I thought it was still pretty good but now, eh. Also, would putting new thermal paste on achieve anything? Don't you need to do that if it's been running almost nonstop for like 7 years?

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No. 23824
Brother is opening a gayming pc store.
I'm tasked with creating pc builds for the main lineup. Had to do a lot of research into new hardware, which I haven't cared for for years.
Apparently, you can build a pretty competent 1080p gaming machine for about $350, and you won't even need a gpu.
And it will be on par with my ancient i7.
A thousand bucks is enough for comfortable 1440p play. After that, the prices get ridiculous.

I'm having tetris effect from looking at spreadsheets all day. The choice of computer cases is pretty limited on the kazakhstan, and you need to rice the shit out of your products if you want to appeal to the gaymer demographic. Other stores we looked at have all the same generic cases. In order to stand out, we'd have to either find some chinese vendors (tech fetishism is really big there), or get a partnership with one of the big manufacturers. Doubt we'll have the clout to get corsair on board any time soon, but maybe some smaller brand.

The worst part of doing this is having to sort through mountains of redundant parts. I understand if there were a couple of models for every chipset / GPU, but no. Every manufacturer has dozens of versions of the same form factor motherboard / graphics card, with imperceptible differences. What's the difference between HyperX ROG Auros OC GAMING X and ElitePower TUF Mortar Tomahawk OC Gamer X? Fuck if I know. Makes it really hard to just stock up on shit and start selling it.
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>>23824
You are the artist right? Make your own gaming cases, you are not bad, man. Use a blower, I see beautiful Mad Max yet graceful designs
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Right now I'm thinking about upgrading my ram from 8 to 16 to run ganoo slash loonux on my second monitor. I think I'm going with Fedora this time around.

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thinkign bout dat kc
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No. 24663
>>24629
I haven't been there in 3 or 4 months but I had a look today after reading your post and yeah, the catalog was all CP and trannies. I would honestly report that shit if it were possible to report CP without becoming a suspect yourself.
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No. 24668
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>>24663
Why would it make you suspect? It only does if you have a history of frequently using it I'd imagine. Which I guess for the people who chose the false idol of cabbage that would indeed be a problem.
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No. 24686 Kontra
I don't wanna steal traffic from Ernst but I see there is a demand for a board with lighter atmosphere. For those who got enough of Kohl but find Ernst too... heavy for most of the time I offer our board, /kc/, on endchan.xyz (please check other access options on the home page). We're featuring both casual chat and serious discussion, quite a few OC, and encouraging to express your own opinion instead just copypasting what you read elsewhere. It is a slow board which allows plenty of time to browse and post on Ernst too. Actually it's you who decide where, when and how much you post.
Thanks for your attention.
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No. 25210
>>24629
>>24629
>And yet, the mods do absolutely nothing about it.
mods are the ones encourage this shit. look at the banners for example. the place is either honeypot or some dark nazi pedo meeting site for retards.

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It's amazing how much YouTube has changed. I still remember when YouTube implemented the like:dislike ratio to supersede the star ratings like it was yesterday. Even more amazing is how YouTube's userbase has completely forgotten its more colorful personalities.

In the early days, users could produce direct video responses to each other, and dialogues would occur from all these back-and-forth videos within the userbase. A result of these was the rise of YouTube trolls. Anyone remember the old ass YouTube trolling communities from 2007 or perhaps earlier? With the mass normalization of the internet and the subsequent rise in YouTube's popularity during 2007, people uninitiated with the seedier side didn't really know how to deal with trolls. Trolling was still a foreign concept to most of the internet, so it wasn't hard riling up users thinking YouTube was their safe space.

Some of the earliest lolcows and trolls I became familiar with cropped up during this era. Two of the more prominent trolling crews were the Second Life griefers The Patriotic Nigras and Fried Chicken Trolling Crew. Most of them have long since become inactive and YouTube's sanitization has effectively salted the earth, but the memory still lives on.

Anyone else remember those days? Perhaps any funny stories?
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No. 25203
Yeah I often think about how much it changed. Everything people watch now are videos which have went through loads of post production. It is weird but even something like lonelygirl15 while artificial felt more like regular life in contrast to what people watch nowadays.

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Because old one is over.

John Romero released his semi-official new episode for original doom - Sigil https://www.romerogames.ie/si6il
With two versions of soundtrack from awesome composers. WAD requre some sourcport that bybass limits of 128 visible flats same time, but recomended to play of cource without mouselook, jumping etc. This is very asshole set of levels that aimed towards doom veterans.
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No. 25051
>>25049
I was just wondering if it's a thing because the Slavic choice of ghosts and demons being in post-apocalyptic games is a really odd one to Western viewers. I guess if theme is more like XFiles then it kind of makes sense. It's just that Western media seems to portray a completely materialist reality with no spooky stuff at all outside of horror and fantasy.
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>>25048
Well, if you'll end up in wonder land of Vvardenfell, just ask in threda, I'll describe how to install all best stuff properly to get best experience without bugs and problems.
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>>25047
Witcher 3 is pretty good, you just need to go in with a different mindset. It's an RPG with a pregen main character. You get to flesh out the finer points but the general concept is set in stone. I remember your concern from earlier about having to play as Geralt the randy old man. Just go in with the knowledge that you are going to control how he navigates the world (several different ways are entirely in character and plausible) rather than who he is.

And yes, I agree that Fallout 4 isn't the best in the series but in many ways it came close. It just never really fulfilled its obvious potential. Combat was far better than it was in 3 and NV but it used DPS calculations instead of shot-based damage which made semi-auto weapons just plain better than automatic ones. Weapon customisation was also pretty nice and had a lot of options but base weapon options were limited and despite the variety of weapons, they felt less varied than in say NV. Then settlements which was pretty fun, and was cosy for a while but lacked anything to really do with them. They just sort of felt like padding rather than an actual game mechanic that meshed with the rest of the world. Levelling is a matter of preference rather than something that is binary good-bad, but I personally didn't mind its removal of skills, but did prefer Horizon's version where skills operated in the background by using them and perks tended to add a large lump sum to the relevant skills in addition to their usual benefits.

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With the news of billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest and the probable implication of many other rich and powerful Americans, I’m reminded of why I’ve always found the decades of these rumors completely believable—the “Dutroux incident” in Belgium.
Marc Dutroux is a career criminal, multiple murderer, and serial rapist/pedophile who was convicted of abducting and sexually assaulting several young girls in the 1980s, but was released after only 3 years in prison.
He went on to reoffend almost immediately, keeping captured teenagers in his basement until they starved to death and even killing one of his own business associates.
The notable aspects of this case that make it unusual in comparison to the average serial-killer-type tale are Dutroux’s high-level connections to the upper tiers of Belgian society and the notable “incompetence” involved with the investigation.
For example, at one point, police actually inspected Dutroux’s home, HEARD the screaming of the starving young women in his basement, and appeared to decide they had simply “come from elsewhere.”
They also seized videotapes that depicted Dutroux building the cell in his basement, but never even viewed the tapes, and then RETURNED them.
It is certain that children died due to this unforgivable police work, but it’s also quite likely that this was something more sinister than mere incompetence.
Dutroux, it transpired during trial, was involved with pedophile/trafficking rings which implicated vast swathes of the Belgian govt., police, and civil service.

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No. 24927
>>24926
This is ironically one instance where I sincerely hope the guy didn't get hurt too bad because I want to see him leave to testify and strike some kind of a plea deal where he can bury all his rich and powerful associates
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No. 24928
>>24927
Btw I used the word "unresponsive" because a different article says this:

>The situation was so dire, that at one point, Epstein appeared to have lost consciousness and was unresponsive.

>He was “carried away” by staff, the source said.

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/07/jeffrey-epstein-suspected-suicide-scandal/
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>>24926
Pure coincidence
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>>24384
Seems that he intended to testify against persons of the American oligarchy. e.g. Trump oder Clinton.
Hence Epstein needed a friendly reminder that he should not do it.

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If a cancerous cell line from a vertebrate becomes established as a venereal or otherwise transmissible disease (eg Devil Facial Tumor Disease, Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumor), does this represent a new life form distinct from the species that cancer developed in originally?
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No. 24870
>>24866
I'm glad you liked it
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No. 24886
>>24863
I meant at macro and micro levels and I find it interesting that seemingly both death and increasing local entropy in the surroundings while requiring free energy are all things that have to be glossed over for that definition to work. But I'm not very good at physics so frankly I haven't got much business arguing the matter to begin with. The German was focusing on definition 3. I was focusing more on definition 2 and you on definition 1. Also the only reason the system can even exist is by a constant stream of energy from our nearest star. I see the system as being inherently unstable and still think you need a bit of mental gymnastics to try and keep this exact theory but whatever.
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No. 24907
>>24862
>>24857

I take back what I've said in >>24853 after reading the linked wikpedia article. My view has changed to: I understand the concept(s) of entroy much less than I thought.

Lots of food for thought, I guess I should thank you for that.
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No. 24909
>>24907
I'm not exactly an expert on it myself. I only know what I know because it was required to get at least a little bit familiar with the concept for the Basics of Information Theory course at my uni. And even then, although the professor insisted that we read Shannon's Mathematical Theory of Communication, I kinda took a shortcut and read Wolkenstein's Entropy and Information instead. It was a good read and I managed to pass the exam thanks to it, but I feel like my knowledge on the matter is still kinda insufficient. Maybe I'll get to Shannon someday, just for the sake of self-education.