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Hide No. 13390 [Reply]
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so, anyone want's to talk about overclocking?
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No. 13397
Long ago I was excited by overclocking, but I've never managed to build cooling, so I never overclocked.
Duh.
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No. 13399
What's the point in 2018?

Hide No. 13299 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Liru is a miracle of the universe.
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No. 13312 Kontra
Ugly bitch wouldn't drink tea with

I also want to strongly suggest that this is not the best imageboard for your thread. The match is wonky at best.

Instead, let's talk about what you define as miracle of the universe; it's a concept foreign to me and I am interested do know what you mean by it. Is a miracle by its own nature an unpredictable phenomenon? This would imply a non-deterministic universe. I have my own theories about how deterministic this universe is, but let's hear your thoughts on that first :3
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No. 13315
>>13312
The biggest miracle of the Universe is that it exists at all. How unlikely is it for something to be instead of not?

We're all miracles of the Universe.
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No. 13316
>>13315
So you define a miracle as something that is possible but extremely unlikely? Is a miracle only a miracle as long as nobody understands how/why it occured?
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No. 13318
>>13316
Well, if we're going approach it from an empirical perspective, a miracle is an event the cause of which is impossible to know. Which I think the mystery of creation is. Simply being unknowable puts it outside the scope of empiric knowledge and into philosophy/mysticism.

From a metaphysical perspective, there is no reason for anything to be rather than not to be. "Nothingness" is a false concept (as explained by parmenides), but that is an empirical reservation at its core: non-being is impossible simply because we happen to live in a reality that happened to Be rather than not be. WHY existence is the default rather than non-existence, I think we'll never get to know.

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I'm not sure where to put this so I guess I'll just use it to talk about zines at least at first. Thoughts on this?

http://deathtotheworld.com/
>A ‘zine to inspire truth seeking and soul searching amidst the modern age of nihilism and despair, promoting the ancient principle of the last true rebellion: to be dead to this world and alive to the other one.
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No. 13233
Well then what are some good sources to learn about the split between the RCC and Byzantium Orthodox Christian churches and the development of the Eastern Orthodox throughout Greece/Macedonia and into the Rus lands?
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No. 13240
good stuff
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No. 13251
>>13233
>and the development of the Eastern Orthodox throughout Greece/Macedonia and into the Rus lands?
Primary Chronicle.
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No. 13269
>>13195
You are telling it to american, where religion is one of the columns of freedom
>>13158
Orthodoxy was already dead by the time of revolution. People didn't believe in it and the original idea was long lost.
What many western people don't get about the soviet times that it was a form of anarchy. You could kill people you don't like by letter and take whatever you want by force. Stalin and lenin didn't list all people they want to kill by names or personally shooting at people. People did it to each other. The church was devastated by its own hands, property was taken from it because people wanted to. Religion was too corrupted already by 18 century.
I might agree that byzantine orthodoxy wasn't bad, there are many good ideas. But in here and Ukraine it was more of an national identity and in Russia church was more of a kid for tsars they didn't want to have.
Also Belarus isn't orthodox in a way like Russia. We had uniat church and our tradition still borrows a lot from paganism.

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What do you think is a good philosophy that just simply accepts Man for how he is and actually accepts the world for what it is without actually imposing its own rules and laws and observations upon the observed? Do you think that there is any philosophy which is actually objectively truthful and neither attempts to change the nature of the Man or that envisions some "answer" like Salvation to the actual state of affairs, but quite simply observes the natural order of things without necessarily any judgment or cloudiness of vision from personal biases, assumptions, principles, and conclusions? Do you think such a thing is possible?

Do you think that there is any actual philosophy that truly can tell you not to change the nature of a man, or offers some utopian ideal or grim pessimism, but quite clearly sees things for how they are?

And yes I am aware of Sartre though admittedly don't actually know a whole lot about existentialist thought. And I don't just mean Mankind and the self centeredness of much philosophical conjecture but an accurate depiction of simply the world/universe/reality devoid of hopes expectations or fears, and quite simply in utter naked boldness declares "this is how things are" without biased flaws?
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No. 13201
Cioran is basically everything OP said.
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No. 13202 Kontra
>>13201
>wikipedia
>the famous triangle of nietzsche - postmodernism and endless deconstruction

The "there is no truth" truth?

treda can be glosed :DDD
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No. 13211
>>13200
I'd say these are more questions of biological limits to perception than about philosophy?
You'd end with a machine or mechanism that counts all molecues, electrons, positrons, photons and writes a log about their positions in the universe at a given time if you want this kind of "objectivity".

Your best bet as a human for seing (at least some) things "as they are" is probably some form of meditative praxis.
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No. 13215
>>13200
>of there being a philosophy to follow
will you anglos ever learn what philosophy is? it is, like math, a SCIENCE. you can't "follow" "a math". neither can you "follow" "a philosophy". you may agree or disagree with statements and theories different philosophers have issued. however, the fact that individual philosophers also deal with matters within the usual domain(s) of religion and/or ideology doesn't mean that religious or ideological beliefs or politics become "a philosopy of x". philosophers are neither priests nor politicians nor yoga mentors. philosophers are scientists and philosophy itself is simply the most universal science. which does not, unlike other sciences, seek to assess, describe and predict rather specific sets of phenomena such as numbers, quantum mechanics or sociology, but basically everything. richard david precht said it basically links all sciences together - i do basically agree with this, however i'm more with the old greeks here, i'd describe it more as an umbrella for all sciences, in mathematical terms that would be a set of (yet?) unknown cardinality.

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Some time ago I wanted to banter at USA on topic being them a third-world country because water is more expensive than cola. I didn't find the pic and I still haven't :DDDDD, so I didn't post anything at all. Later, during the act of bowing to world imperialism making an order in one fast food chain, I noticed that water is more expensive there as well, what's more - usually everywhere simple water branded bottles are more expensive than cola at Pepsico or Coca-Cola Co. They make us drink sweetened water, they consciously make our bellies bigger so we would want to eat more and more.
Any initiative fire to stop this nonsense and force companies to make carbonated drinks more expensive than pure water because they'd never make pure water cheaper will be extinguished with piles of money, so I just came to outrage.
Thanks for attention.
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No. 13144
>>13143
https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a45451/lead-water-crisis-33-cities/
https://www.cnn.com/2016/06/28/us/epa-lead-in-u-s-water-systems/index.html
Our municipal water supply is total pizdes. I had a private well growing up. That water was safe to drink and tasted good, certainly better than tap and bottled water. I drink a lot of seltzer now because the water is of such shit that even a Brita over the tap doesn't fix it.
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No. 13148
>>13144
I thought everyone in usa have water from wells.
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No. 13153
>>13144
Ok you think it's bad, compared to what? That means nothing without comparing it to the state of other countries. The US actually has a lower allowable lead content compared to the EU, 15 ppb vs 25 ppb. Where do you live now, have you actually looked up the levels of contaminants on a site like ewg.org or are you just being paranoid?

>>13148
A lot of people in rural areas do because running water out hundreds of miles into the middle of nowhere isn't economically feasible, and we have several very large water tables. Obviously cities don't use well water.
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No. 13155
>>13153
You can literally taste it dude. Municipal tap by and large tastes absolutely horrendous. Although I've seen the water get discolored too before.

>>13148
lol no
I have watched the land around me transform into creaturas. Best thing to do is go live somewhere with a private well and homeschool your kids and try to expose them as little as possible to the corrupting influence. I dont want this to be misinterpreted as a political statement though as the rightard version is even more horrendous than the left. Even the very message of Christ seems polluted in this land. It is like the American version of being russified and it is difficult to escape. I would say fast food especially industrial meat, public schools, and municipal tap are the leading causes of being American russified into a malevolent retarded fat slob that is barely above an animal or a chatbot subjected to perversions of nature.

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At what age did you realize that you have to have saved up 10 times your gross income until you are 65 in order to keep up your standard of living (Booze) in retirement?

Me, 27, 5 minutes ago.
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No. 13055
>>13035
You get most of your food from the third world anyway. Good luck with that. There are few things more repulsive than the "fuck everyone else I got mine" mentality.
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>>13055
>You get most of your food from the third world anyway

Not true.
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>>13055
Not entirely, primarily due to large bloated agricultural sectors maintained by the US that are nearly entirely subsidized by the US federal government. Also the relatively new large Brazillian investment into making the hinterland of their country into an agriculture powerhouse.

In all honesty, the European food market would be flooded with Ukrainian food were it for highly protectionist EU trade policy on food.

The idea that European countries would starve themselves out without the third world nations is false though, the opposite however,is fairly true.

>When looking at specific food groups, the EU exported over €14 billion of cereals such as wheat, spelt, barley and oats in 2016, accounting for almost one fifth of the total extra-EU food exports (17%) in value. The next largest group was made up of vegetables and fruit (€12 billion, 14%), meat (€11 billion, 13%) as well as dairy products and eggs (€10 billion, 12%).

>The EU Member States imported mainly fruit and vegetables (almost €30 billion, or 30% of total extra-EU food imports), fish (€24 billion, 24%) and coffee, tea, cocoa and spices (€19 billion, 19%) from third countries.

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No. 13063
>>13059
>Brazil
>Ukraine
>America
Like I said, imports from the third world)))

I think historical context is relevant too in terms of looking at Europe wide food concerns. Maybe Europe wouldn't starve but basics like certain fruits, nuts, vegetables etc would be more unavailable. A large amount of third world as in South America and Africa are doing things like cattle ranching and timber clear cutting. I think that it would be possible for them to adapt considering how much of their economies rely on export of often non-locally essential products. The main thing is how climate change impacts the European climate. If the gulf stream collapses for instance you guys are pretty much fucked agirculturally and for heating/energy concerns. Europe in particular is unusually vulnerable to this kind of thing, which has also been fucked by volcanoes http://science.sciencemag.org/content/362/6416/733.full

See the thing is most bydlo dont seem to understand that "climate change" does not mean everybody universally gets warmer summers and that's it. A more appropriate description is "climate disruption". Some places will be wetter. Others hit by draught and wildfire. My relatives farm for example has been totally fucked because the entire summer was wet and rainy. So we won't be having like 90% of the fresh stuff we usually have at Thanksgiving because of that. You are only looking at projections in current paradigms. Given sufficient climate and economic disruption the situation can change very quickly.

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A child should be recognized as a human being when he is born – and then, too, I have some reservations.

If a child is born blind or crippled, if a child is born deaf, dumb, and we cannot do anything … Just because life should not be destroyed, this child will have to suffer – because of your stupid idea – for seventy years, eighty years. Why create unnecessary suffering? If the parents are willing, the child should be put to eternal sleep. And there is no problem in it. Only the body goes back into its basic elements; the soul will fly into another womb. Nothing is destroyed.

If you really love the child, you will not want him to live a seventy-year-long life in misery, suffering, sickness, old age. So even if a child is born, if he is not medically capable of enjoying life fully with all the senses, healthy, then it is better that he goes to eternal sleep and is born somewhere else with a better body.

We can fill the whole earth with geniuses, talented people, healthy people.

I suggest to create worldwide lobbies to help to understand genetic programs. Man has reached to the moon but he has not made much effort to understand genetic programs. The reasons are simple, because all the vested interests, all the religions are threatened; they know that once the program of the genes is understood, the old cannot exist any longer.

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No. 13010
Many of the things he was adressing are kind of obvious, amd were adressed by many others in different contexts. What makes him standing out is probably transforming these "teachings" and sermons into a very lucrative business based on exploiting masses of gullible western middle class followers.
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>Osho
Btw anyone watched the related "Wild Wild Country" documentary?
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7768848/
I found it very entertaining, almost hilarious infact
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No. 13049
Eugenics should be practised and it should be done with those purposes in mind; it is a great disservice to the world that we have not practised it systematically for such a long time. Like mr. non-guru said
>Criminals can be avoided – politicians can be avoided, priests can be avoided, murderers can be avoided, rapists can be avoided, violent people can be avoided. Or if they have some special quality in them, their genetic program can be changed. Their violence can be taken out, rather than teaching people not to be violent, not to be thieves, not to be criminals.

As we now know, psychopathy prone people are inherently like that and can never be cured
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No. 13054
>>13049
The problem is psychopaths are the most likely to champion eugenics. They are the least likely to ever be impacted by it. In reality all you're going to do is wipe out the artists and intelligentsia while dumb bydlo and their psychopathic overseers run rampant. See also: Soviet Union, Nazi Germany.

The best thing to do isnt try to sterilize all the dumb people--wonderful though it may seem--but provide things like massive tax incentives to intelligent people. Likewise with things like empathy but the problem is how do you even select for or screen these traits? I dont think the world is necessarily improved by filling it with higher IQ psychopaths or clinically retarded nice people, and moreover as anyone with the vaguest clue about genetics realizes you're not just editing out one single gene for one single trait. The Russian foxes should have told you better what happens when you try that.

I mean for example you could heavily tax the shit out of dumb people and criminals--ANY criminal including white collar although in their case probably include some kind of asset forfeiture--for each kid they have above one or two at an escalating gradient. Meanwhile people who do things like volunteer at homeless and animal shelters or have Masters+ degrees or whatever means of checking intelligence and decency give them steep tax credits. That's just one example. Hell even have the State flat out pay for smarter and kinder people to have kids.

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Which of the following careers will be automated in the shortest amount of time? Which has the lowest risk of automation?

Lawyer
Dogtor (medicine)
Dogtor (surgery)
Dogtor (researcher)
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No. 13009
>>13007
People need jobs to make money and feel useful. Also, not everyone has the right aptitudes to be an AI researcher.
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>>12958
>I can't even fathom why the fuck anybody would need to put their baby's diaper changes hooked up to the internet
Such is life without God.
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No. 13015
>>13007
>why so negative, though?
My feelings in >>12952 were intended to be more apprehensive than negative. Pairing AI with portable monitoring devices can eliminate a lot of avoidable office visits, and that's a good thing. But also, giving up control of  sensitive personal information can create the potential for abuse by employers and governments.
Here is an amusing story of how using a simple medical device like a Fitbit can reveal a lot more information than you want to. Soldiers jogging were broadcasting the location of military bases.
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42853072
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>>13013
I didn't except the wall to have the same color as EC.
>>13015
>giving up control of sensitive personal information can create the potential for abuse by employers and governments.
Potential? Advertisment agencies already do that.
I'd say, there is a chrestomatic history, when Google served ads for pregnants to a girl which didn't think to be pregnant of herself, but later it became known that the girl was really pregnant.
There must be a culturogical research what's tyranny under Catholic, Orthodoxal, Protestantic Christian, Muslim, Confucian, Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism moral.

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We had a thread on old EC and there were a handful of people trying to lose weight this summer.

Have you made any more progress? Anyone starting to try who wasn't back then?

What are your methods and routines? What is your diet like?

I really wish that German vegetarian poster from KC that yelled at people for avoiding carbs was here. That was always really fun.

Personally, I think my goal of 19 bmi was a bad idea. I don't think there's much health benefit of being that compared to 21 or 22. I weigh what I did at 13 years old now. I'm really happy about that but while it looks good for my stomach it looks worse in other places. I'm probably going to stop here.

I'm most interested in the Finn who had a goal he wanted to reach by July.
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>>6184
>>6195
His face is the problem. He looks like the spitting image of someone I know with aspbergers too. IMO he'd look better growing his hair out into something or maybe having a kind of a beard. Removing more hair just emphasizes his small head even more where it looks like someone ripped the head off a Ken doll and replaced it with a smaller GI Joe head then taped a cutout photograph of the local Burger King middle management.
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No. 9221
>>6187
Even if he grew a pony tail and stopped brushing his teeth, he'd still look better than 90% of men.
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No. 9589
So I did some running on friday and my leg muscles are still sore from it, especially the process of kneeling down is quite a bit painful. I'm not very fit so I decided to do some sports and it has even been fun on friday. Last time I tried running was about 2 months ago, back then I ran way too much and too long so I got muscle soreness for about a week (I've read that running with sore muscles can lead to worse injuries) and dropped out.
Now this was my second try and it seems like history repeats itself once again. I didn't even overdo it this time, I was just running for about 13 minutes. Maybe it was too fast but it felt alright, it's not like I was sprinting or anything. This shit makes me angry, how am I even supposed to get fit when my hands are bound because of my bodies' reactions?
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No. 12936
Originally written for the today thread but as the post's topic shifted I thought it would fit better in here.

Last day of drugging myself, right now it's pretty cozy and I'm feeling good. Mainly spend the day in my bed reading and now I just came back from the main station where I went to buy some food as everything else is closed.
Bought a belegtes Brötchen, the german aequivalent to a sandwich or burger which I'd prefer over any of those amy day (the only downside is that it's without remoulade and I'm a remoulade fanatic, but they wanted to charge me 50cts to put some on it so I'll just use the light mayonnaise I've got at home, which btw is great) and a vanilla donut from McCafe, looking forward to eat those later.
Lately in general I've started to eat sweet pasteries or some chocolate bar once a day, before I started losing weight I never did that because I've always thought I'd eat way too much anyways. Feels like I'm finally starting to eat in healthy and regular ways. (well, not healthy in terms of what I eat but how consciously and how much I eat) My diet btw was never too hard, usually just ate around 500 kcal less than I need and it worked really well over the course of the year, slowly but steadily.
Never in my life I have known what it feels like to have an ideal weight, so this is what I'm going for now. Yet I can't even imagine myself not being overweight, which I always have been.
How is your diet going, Ernst?

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what is your opinion
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>>12867
I was going to say something about imageboards but realized how much that proves your point. I think "subcultures" is largely a teen thing anyway.
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Both
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>>12927
rated