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Did anybody here get conscripted or join your country's military voluntarily?

What were your experiences? If not what are your thoughts on it anyway?

Also feel free to discuss military stuff in general ITT I guess
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I went to the krautchan unit in Calw
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In general military news, Hungary decided to open a new arms factory where we'll be producing licenced Czech armaments. The plan is to manufacture 200k guns over a course of 4 years or something.
Some will go to the Honvédség because they are still using soviet era guns.
It's part of a military modernisation program.
Apparently we'll be buying Turkish tanks too.
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Two months. Beginner officer courses. Didn't even finish it.

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Ernstchan Anti-Natalism club
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No. 12232
In the first place if you love your children you wouldn't want them to be forced into living in this shitty world.
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Check out r/childfree, it's the most terrible shit I've seen in a while. Painful to read
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There's also r/antinatalism

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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.
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They're a lost cause. This was true a decade ago when people were still trying to save it.
>It is only us that can instill the proper values, the right attitudes and the correct ways of reasoning into the larger masses, by personal example.
I can't tell if this was meant to be satire. Even ignoring the personal example part, you have to keep in mind a shithole like /pol/ not just /b/. It was true of bernds also. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. I always saw bernds whining about this or that but they outright rejected any advice or offers of help.
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Look at Ernstchan. This board is determined and made special not by what is visible, it's content and posts and discussions, but in the first place by what is unobserved and intangible: the attitudes and the posting culture of it's residents. And that is a meme (in the old-fashioned meaning of the term), that is a behavior that can be acquired over time. If you truly help just a single person, soon, the entire community will be transformed - I hope you can perceive the logic behind this.
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No. 12334
I looked at his channel before and was not particularly impressed. It seems to me that he gets all his information from rate your music, wikipedia, /mu/ charts, and Scaruffi.
I don't think he is anything special; he just capitalized on a untapped market for a specific niche in an effective way. For me to watch/listen a music reviewer/recommender they need to offer me something that is not just a guy's cursory opinion or a summary off rym. Very little that he has talked about was new to me. If I've already listened to many of the albums and genres that he recommends, he has nothing to offer me except his personal opinion, which I care little about anyways as he tends to follow rym trends and not be original or unique in his perspective. I am not saying that he is a no effort hack or talentless or stupid; he just does not really offer anything new to anyone that has already gotten "into" music.

Examples of music channels that I like (that aren't about teaching instruments or music theory):

Samuel Andreyev
-A Canadian composer that both analyzes music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77OL5ekPnk8
and gives interviews with seldom interviewed artists: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWgfVVbK4bA

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what is your highest level achieved in academia?
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(dropped school after 9th class, later attended a high school diploma for adults course for a year,
then lost patience and dropped out again)
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Can we use this thread as a general academia thread?

What are you guys currently researching?
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Also this site might be of interest for anyone in academia: https://paperkast.com/

relatively new HN-like paper aggregator
No. 12196 Kontra
You should open a new one that is appropriate, but I think the interest is low so far.

I can only talk about what I read and sometimes have to write about, mind I do humanities.

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Do you know about the "American Nihilist Underground Society"?

"ANUS was started in 1987 by Spinoza Ray Prozak and Chromatic Death, with L.B. Noire, Royal Flush and The Innocent joining one year later. From 1987-1992, ANUS ran a series of highly celebrated free speech/non-taboo bulletin boards that attracted hackers, metalheads, activists and artists.

After several run-ins with the law and others who found the idea of non-taboo/free speech/free thought disturbing enough to censor it, from both left and right, A.N.U.S. regrouped as we tried to find a way to explain our vision. Eventually, the thought process of our founder -- a somewhat unique interpretation of nihilism -- grew into a full-fledged philosophy which we have been trying to explain ever since.

From 1991 to 1995, A.N.U.S. maintained an internet presence through an FTP archive, overlapping a web server from 1993-1996 that was later supplanted by the anus.com domain name. Since 1996, A.N.U.S. has continued growing at its current address and has been busily offending newspapers, governments, wikipedia and keyboard warriors alike." - http://www.anus.com/zine/about/

They have a bunch of really interesting articles - http://www.anus.com/zine/articles/
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Yeah, I remember that from back when I would type silly words into the URL bar.
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t. 10 year old
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http://www.anus.com/zine/articles/people/ I found this one very motivating, especially for someone like me who had always a kind of "One is not able to change the world anyway" attitude
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I liked the article in a "keep moving forward" kind of way. It's a better option than pic related.

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What are the types of characters you meet in Ukraine or Russia that you wouldn't meet in the west?
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Characters like this unless you're unlucky.
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Funny thing is how much that same lobby has been screeching in Britain about Corbyn and the leftists removing comparisons between Nazi Germany and Israel as actionable "antisemitism"

They're doing everything in their power now to convince the British to vote for conservatives.

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>Brazil’s oldest and most important historical and scientific museum has been consumed by fire, and much of its archive of 20m items is believed to have been destroyed.

>The fire at Rio de Janeiro’s 200-year-old National Museum began after it closed to the public on Sunday and raged into the night. There were no reports of injuries, but the loss to Brazilian science, history and culture was incalculable, two of its vice-directors said.

>Rio’s fire chief Colonel Roberto Robaday said the firefighters did not have enough water at first because two hydrants were dry. “The two nearest hydrants had no supplies,” he said. Water trucks were brought in and water used from a nearby lake.

Fucking Brazillians. I am actually mad that they managed to destroy this beautiful museum with a bunch of Portuguese artifacts brought from Portugal by their first Emperor to the ground. The museum was also previously used as the palace of Portuguese kings when they fled to Brazil.

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Economy about which I talking about is not something that far byound. This is already part of reality in which we are going in. Policits of majority of 1st world countries thought last centuries was basicly in increasinc socialstic elements into their economy and socity. Current people right, quality of life, goverment payments is involving heavy social elements which with every decade shftig more and more from pure capitalism to actual proper mixed system and then to socialistic systems.

I don't know what you talking about if somebody refuse. So many people want to give back child abuse as heavly workers? Remove worker rights? Maybe eleminate all taxes and go back to absolute no any kind of social servises - police only for rich, healthcare only for rich? I don't think so.

Dependency on 3rd world countries is not a magic miracle. 1st world already get it's production, resourses and materials from minor countries, and I think this "capital" can't be described as "made from nothing at the press of a button" even thought some other people in this thread belive in so. I not saying about "happy utopia to whole world" - I trying to describe current trends and evolution of economics in 1st world countries.
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anyway this thread is systemkontra, I created new one. We can just end current disscutions here and shift in new thread with new ones.
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>Economy about which I talking about is not something that far byound
Tell me, where do you see the ability to make enough of everything for billions of people and give it all away for nothing? You move the goalposts from how you say that the 1st world can only do it because they exploit everybody else, but somehow it's just around the corner that everybody can do it without exploiting anybody? Make up your mind.

>Maybe eleminate all taxes and go back to absolute no any kind of social servises
Unironically sounds great. You don't touch my stuff and I don't touch yours. If you don't understand why someone might desire liberty more than comfort then there is no point trying to explain freedom to you because the concept will just be alien. But let's have you imagine that you roll into a town and start redistributing the goods so everybody gets their 'free stuff'. What if the residents tell you to leave and not come back? What happens to the enemies of socialism in this supposed 'transitional period'? The fact you keep dancing around it makes me think your answer is gulag.

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>just around the corner
Yes, in matter of recent centuries in current tecnological advantage - maybe 200, maybe 400 years, I will not play a gypsy and try to predict certain dates.

>and give it all away for nothing?
To some degree. There was already experements recently in some european states. With current economy level... how much Finland tested thier "base income"? 800 euros or something?

>because the concept will just be alien
I sometimes want become survialist in post-apocalypse but I like to place such things just in video games where they belong nowdays.

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Hello Ernst. First of all, I apologize if this is not an appropriate topic, but Ernst currently has a crappy job with a good title that can possibly be leveraged into a sort of analyst job. The issue Ernst has, though, is that it's been ages since he has done any sort of actual math and would need to greatly strengthen his mathematical skills of he was to be marketable for such a job. Does a fellow Ernst have any resources or tips to do this? Or any sort of other advice? I know it'll probably be months or years before it bears fruit, but I want to improve my lot in life.

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Which statement is true?

a) Communicating in written form is flawed. You miss a lot of context and messages (like from body language). The chance for misunderstanding is therefore high. Communicating face to face is more efficient and clear.

b) Communicating face to face is flawed. You get distracted and manipulated by personal features of your couterpart (like charisma, charm or humor). Only the written form is failproof, exact and to the point. Everything beside the actual exchanged words in a face to face communication is subject to manipulation, especially by charismatic people.
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It can be as minor as the fact that you read the arabic numeral 2 as whatever it is in !Latvian and not as Two as I would in !English. While we might get very close results they are not the same because I define the thing in regards to how it exists in my perceived universe which has zero bleedthrough with yours. We might even see shades of colour in slightly different hues and so our understanding of those words or concepts fail to truly connect 1:1.
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since b) contains an absolute statement
>Only the written form is failproof, exact and to the point.
i cannot agree to it, but it contains some other true sub-statements.
same goes for a).

since you formulated it as a binary true/false question, i would answer "neither".
would the question only contain the first statements
> a) Communicating in written form is flawed.
> b) Communicating face to face is flawed.
i would answer "both are true".

in general, i would share the hypothesis of >>11651

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>what about forms of communications outside the written/verbal spectrum?
OPs question did assume the mode of communication was language, and thus the question focused on which form of language was more accurate. On that assumption all non- verbal cues are listed (in ops pic) as potential distractions. But you're right that things like art and music, being non-verbal, fall entirely outside the range of his question. I suppose if we were to add a third c)Non-verbal as an option, then the question would be how does non-verbal communication rate in terms if accuracy? I think that would be an unfair question. Art is communication, but it's best for all the fuzzy stuff(read: emotions) we can't use words for. How well can a lecture convey fear?
Or hope? Not nearly as well as a painting or a symphony. And so before we could ask: what is more accurate? We would, again, first need to know what was it that was being communicated?. Beyond that is the additional question of Does the person I'm communicating with speak my language? Above in this thread there are good points made that even speakers of the same language may not speak the same language. In situations where a language barrier exists, non-verbal is easily the most accurate form of communication. And of course this third non-verbal category isn't limited to formal 'art'. You can say "turn left" in any number of ways, but none would be as accurate as simply pointing.

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Recently I came across an interesting article making the argument that nuclear weapons have been and will continue to be irrelevant. Not just in practicality but the very idea of their use being a paranoia of a post-1945 world that saw WWIII as inevitable. Instead, the author finds our fears of such weapons have proved far more detrimental with preventative action against Iraq being an obvious example. Such an opinion remains controversial but also something backed up by growing historical evidence.

I was wondering what Ernst thoughts were on the subject and nuclear weapons generally. We are after-all looking at a world of increasing proliferation and even the threat of a pre-emptive attack remaining on the horizon. This ultimately poses another question of whether the international community should prevent the spread of nuclear weapons at great cost rather than trust ourselves to not obliterate one another. If Iran rushes for the bomb and it becomes common knowledge, should they be stopped? Is it simply too naive to assume that no nation will ever use nuclear weapons again?

Personally, while the biggest fears of nukes were disproved simply by you reading this, I feel that all the same they have an enormous impact. Even if it might be irrational when looking at it on paper, it matters as a counter-balance to masses of Soviet tanks or American air-power. Equally it matters that nukes effectively guarantee security against intervention in a world broadly interested in protecting basic standards of international human rights. If we're looking at an age of growing international government it stands to reason that nuclear proliferation will prove ever more dangerous to a rules based order.

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I read in a book dedicated on the subject released in the 70s that American
administration had realized even in Korea war times that nuclear option was a
very problematic one in terms of politics.

No one wants to be the first that presses the button.

Although it depends of the level of mania of the leader and its "Führerprinzip" power I guess

For now it's OK enough.

Nuclear weapons have incredible destruction power.


The Iraq issue was kind of laughable if it wasn't for all the dead.

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>reventative action against Iraq
That was always a complete and total lie from beginning to end. US spent more time harping on chemical weapons anyway, since we at least knew for a fact this wasn't imaginary (because we sided with Iraq while they were using those chemical weapons on Iranians in the 80s).

I personally think that what's going to happen is the same kind of stupidity as you see today with kids larping as fascists, Nazis, and Soviets, because they are stupid ignorant children who have no idea the risks their ancestors took in stopping these things from hurting us all.

I think that the US in particular has been shifting towards a way more cavalier attitude towards nuclear weapons, particularly with our idiotic leadership. Latest example is Trump, who's been obsessed with our nuclear stockpile and basically has only been curbed by the actual adults and old guard preventing him from doing anything too stupid. Putin likewise is part of that old guard who realizes nuclear weapons are not a toy. I think with the loss of people like Putin and various US officials we're going to wind up with a generation of people who think nuclear weapons are no big deal to use in a war. I think this is even more likely because a lot of these pathetic little shits have never known real war or hardship in their lives so they see war in general as a "fun" thing to do. Everybody thought WWII wouldn't happen because of how horrible WWI was, and people thought WWI wasn't going to be that bad either, yet every generation has the same dumb cunts who get this idea in their heads of "honor" or "glory" being found in war, and the same impulse or a similar impulse (since none of these people are anywhere near praising something even reminiscent of virtue, let alone concept such as "honor") is going to get these idiots saying well it won't be such a bad thing. Already I know our military has been toying with the idea of secretly using "small" tactical nuclear warheads as bunker busters or for taking out strategic points like airports, and only has not done so or at least not done so openly (there are rumors we nuked an airbase in Iraq in the 00s that I find credible) because of fear of nuclear response.

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