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Hide No. 8232 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Autumn is finally here.
Come in, Ernst, grab a cup of tea and tell us about your sufferings.
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No. 9111 Kontra
>>9109
Why so aggressive?
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No. 9114
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That feel when have resisted the urge to drink several times in weeks.
So strange, I have never inhibited an impulse before.
Are the meds working? Am I developing agency? Am I a real human now? Do I have a soul? Did my pineal gland finally awaken and caught a 4G connection with the Holy Spirit?
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No. 9119
>>9111
I'm speaking from experience.
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No. 9134
>>9119
Well, interesting, what's your experience?

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Does buddhism have a philosophy that is actually secular? After experiencing many sufferings© i noticed that the approach to try to understand suffering seems to be how buddhism was formed.

What i understood so far from reading into it, is that some dude named Siddhartha about 500 years b.c. experienced sufferings and decay, then thought about it and came to the conclusion that nothing has any real value in life as everything will be gone sooner or later. He then just wanted relief from suffering and some peace of mind and concluded that understanding the reason for suffering and avoiding them for the future is the key to achieve it. Maybe as an example of how i understood it, if someone insults me but i then understand that he only insulted me because he was scared about something, i would not get mad about it. Also i would get less upset myself if i think for a moment and try to understand why exactly i want to insult someone else and then don't bother to do it anymore. Kind of like performing psychotherapy on yourself.

So he put this ideas together, but not like a prophet, more like "these are some of my ideas feel free to improve them". Which makes me wonder how this evolved into a religion. Most supernatural ideas surrounding it (like being reborn) were ideas that already existed in the area before Siddhartha and were attached lateron so they blend better into their current culture.

Also if the core of buddhism is just a bunch of ideas on how to avoid some sufferings for your life, i wonder if it actually works or is more the kind of autosuggestion where you just tell yourself everything is fine.
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No. 8480
>>8445
>Religious beliefs have no access to a factual truth.
That's not necessarily true. One of the most oft cited examples is the Big Bang. Which is pretty approximate to what current science says happened, minus the "God did it" part of religion whereas science says "we dunno what caused it"

>That's why it is so similar to "what you like": you think it's true only because you feel and like it on an emotional level ("resonated with you").
Again this is a falsehood. You merely presume as such, as opposed to others wherein for much of history theology was a scholarly thing. The idea that religious or mystical beliefs and conclusions come solely from the fuzzy wuzzies probably says more about you than it does theology.

>Not because you discovered undenieable evidence which proves that truth.
I've had enough spooky experiences many of which are not even plausible given the known material reality for me to state otherwise. I simply have neither the tools nor the knowledge to conclusively verify it, let alone scientifically reproduce many of these instances.

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No. 8481 Kontra
>>8480
Also sorry I'll try harder not to sound insulting
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No. 8487
>>8480
nice read.
just one little thingy:
>Big Bang
just one theory fitting within the things we assume to "know" about reality; i prefer others.
(i know it was just an example. and i would assume it is a dominant/popular theory so close to the abrahamic one because people are still very much influenced by the thinking pattern provided by these cults.)
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No. 8523
>>8480
>Which is pretty approximate to what current science says happened, minus the "God did it" part of religion whereas science says "we dunno what caused it"
You are going quite astray... Current science is an explorative search for theories and their evidence. A theory lacking full evidence or having parts unknown has nothing to do with religion, it's just part of the process.

>The idea that religious or mystical beliefs and conclusions come solely from the fuzzy wuzzies probably says more about you than it does theology.
Religions are mostly dogmatic - statements and stories deliviered by prophets or spiritually "enlightened" individuals or groups. I'm surprised at your attempt here as most religious people don't question that there is no factual truth within religion as in evidence, proofs. I'm not saying this to insult religion. Theology is not trying to compete with natural science, as it is instead mostly studying the religion itself, in terms of history, archeology, sociology etc

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Hide No. 8344 [Reply]
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Hello!
Please, post some good artwork with dinosaurs. Here, I'll start. Thank you.
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No. 8443
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>>8354
Dinosaurs never existed before Jews, Steven Spielberg made billions of Jurassic Park. Kids are obsessed with dinosaurs around the age of 5 when they should be obsessed with being created by god.
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No. 8444 Kontra
>>8443
Pls go back to kohl
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No. 8513
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So is this the art thread? You know, I hate smoking pot and haven't done it in many years, but there was this one time I got the purple stuff. I mean the whole plant was purple, from the buds and the leaves down to the stem to the roots. Whole plant. And by God, the purp was something like the ambrosia or manna of the philosophers. It was like that pic where some spede is imagining himself a great philosopher versus reality of shitposter. It was a clear, inner world thing, almost like an LSD headspace, which had no anxiety or paranoia or body high. And I have never found it again. But when I was on it, I could draw perfectly. I am in awe at some stuff I've done. And sadly some was lost. I'd really like to get back into art but it looks like shit and I feel like I've become more impatient, distractible, uncreative, and retarded lacking the basic discipline to do art which requires a nearly assburger focus.
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No. 9541 Kontra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQa11RMCeSI

TED talks are pretty blasé but this one's pretty interesting.
Basically there a lot of "different" dinosaurs because the rush and "clout chasing" of early paleontologists wanting to discover new different kind of dinosaurs.
This guy cut open a lot of samples of dinosaur bones he had and found a lot of things, like the Allosaurus was really just a younger Tyrannosaurus and etc. because one day he started to wonder where the hell the baby dinosaurs were.

Conflicting sage cause shit thread but I like dinosaurs.

Hide No. 5461 [Reply]
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Why on God's green earth did I have to find ernstchan.xyz?
When KC went down I thought I was free, until I found EC... and then it went down as well. Then, I thought, finally I am free. Surely this is the end.

I can go out in the world and be the productive person I've always had the potential to be. No more will I slave away at a job I don't care about. I will start my own business, even invest into stock & forex. Live life for its own sake; enjoy my time on this earth and treasure the memories of life actually being lived! And when I look back, I will see my former life as a shadow of my current self—like a dream or a second gestation.

Curse my rotten luck!
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No. 5501 Kontra
>>5497
You are arrived here from Kohl?
Why there so many human trash from here recently?
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No. 7645
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This board cost me a lot of money, I need to make up for lost time.

How do we get rich or die trying if we're not educated, not smart, not good looking? Playing lottery cards?
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No. 7646
>>7645
I meant KC not EC
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No. 8512
Well, I do generally feel much healthier having found and posted here

Hide No. 6994 [Reply]
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Do you think there is a network of human minds independent from the Internet which exists on the Earth? Can it be that our minds traverse there, as we lose our bodies?
I was watching "We are number one" videos, though I didn't think to. Later I learned that this guy has died today.
What can you say, Ernst?
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No. 8162
>>7972
>ball

More like You are a gypsy
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No. 8163
>>7997
Good post ,but a bit lost in context, don't you think?
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No. 8483
>>8163
What do you mean? I think I use a thing called, non-lateral thinking is it?--to explain or analyze or think on some things. Which, imo, is critical to understanding the non-human or mystical and to attempt to step outside yourself to the greater reality perception. It is like using LSD all the time, except having the stereotypical legend of the monk reaction to it like "oh that's kind of interesting" https://www.quora.com/Is-it-true-that-LSD-doesnt-affect-Buddhist-monks that you hear as an apocryphal tale sometimes.
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No. 8484 Kontra
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>>8483
Wait no that is not what I meant apparently https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lateral_thinking
hmm http://chuckslamp.com/index.php/2009/04/11/non-linearthinking/
It is like there are spiderwebs of neural connections from which each starting point is only linearly subjective from its own non-objective viewpoint, ergo necessitating the usage of all points of light on the spectrum in order to see and analyze a particular situation or object of inquiry. It is a process by which you are not so easily duped by your own inherently flawed and subjective perceptions whereby multiple blindfolded people would touch a part of an elephant and come to wildly different conclusions as to the nature of an animal. When you see a hologram you are only looking at it from one vantage point, and likewise, a person on the other end of the room would see a very different static image from which only a vague conjecture and stipulations are possible based on predictions of what you expect the other side to look like, which is necessarily subjective. As such, this is the problem with looking at both God and the self, or Soul, and is a problem with understanding what is the geist of life and creativity and reality generally. In other words, you have to look at the system as a whole, which the main problem is looking at a puzzle and knowing the ultimate picture you're going for, it's just the tedium of finding the right pieces to fill it in.

>Thich Naht Hanh compares such instances of knowing God, or becoming enlightened, like a dialogue between a land turtle and a fish. One might represent enlightenment/believing in a God and the other perhaps with their own way of seeing the world and obtaining enlightenment/God.

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Hide No. 7965 [Reply]
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Agricultural societies provides humans with large amount of food that they can store. Since they are able to do that they can produce more offspring. As more and more humans come into existence a strict hierarchy is necessary to control the people. As humans place more and more social chains on other humans it causes many problems within the societies.

As agricultural societies produces more and more food it allows other humans to pursue other activities. These pursuits consists of many things but they all contribute to increasing the complexity of societies. As societies become more and more complex it means more and more social chains are introduced thus causing the humans to lose more freedoms.

I think from this we can see that large scale agriculture societies are the seed that will produce the many illness that we now face in modern society today. I think that for the price of abundant foods is not worth having if humans loses more freedom.

Agricultural Societies may not seem evil if you look at the immediate benefits but if you look at the big picture you will see that Agricultural Societies results in Overpopulation, Environmental Degradation, and Advances in Dangerous Technologies.

That's the price for abundant foods. Humans were too short sighted to see the disaster awaiting them when they decided to go for the easy route of Agriculture over hunter gatherer.
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No. 8421
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>>8419
>But they probably just have responsibilities like children or just don't want to die of hunger or life on the streets in absolute poverty. Way better reason to keep in track than some stupid lottery dream.

This man gets it. The current power structure simply needs to, at a bottomline, present itself as a better alternative to what a governmental collapse in the first world would entail. And I think it does this job very well, for all of its sins. In spite of living in a relatively shit country, a very corrupt and poor one, if I take an honest look at what successive Portuguese governments have done, I can't entirely complain. They have ensured that the citizens of this Republic have their basic human rights provided for, a bare minimum of wealth, and they provide safety. Even though I will be the first to talk at length about all sorts of macabre kleptocracy level fuckeries within the current state apparatus, the truth is I am lucky to have been born into this semi-first world shithole, in this particular period.
This alone is enough to keep myself from considering any sort of revolution or anti-government action. And I believe the same applies to reasonable people as well.
Additionally, as far as I am concerned, the stick of this stick and carrot game of governmental stability is what could realistically come out of a revolution and any of the current political forces that stand against the "system" taking power. It wouldn't get better in any realistic analysis. It would get worse, worse in ways I am unable to truly imagine since this "modern day slave society" has shielded me from the hardships and suffering that any other form of government in any other period would impose upon me. One may say that this modern man is nothing but cattle, but any sensible historical analysis will show you why he became cattle in the first place.
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No. 8440
>>8421
The current modes of governmentality mostly neoliberalism or authoritarianism are tricky. They kill of any alternative to the present. Nobody imagines an alternative besides the apocalypse and the regress into the middle ages or even further again.
I have it well here even tho my future is less safe and stable than my parents sometimes I think, my future degree is often based on project works in working life. I'm tempted to dwell into alternatives to spark the images and hopes again that it can be different without getting shittier.
The revolutionary subject of the 20th century often implied to annihilate the former and I have that in mind. Reforms can make it worse for people but revolutions will definitely won't go without disruption for certain circles of people and I'm not just talking about the former power apparatus. But then: today people loose or vegetate, struggle to survive, too. I'm lucky now but I have to die one day.
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No. 8467
it was armchair anthropology and it was on the EC
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No. 8468 Kontra
>>8467
>anthropology

vague term and pretty much a US thing. I argue with what has been written under the banner of continental and US theory sociological, philosophical and political + history

I don't get the armchair meme, everything on the internet is armchair in the end. Maybe live streams are an exception. Also don't forget writing is a praxis itself. But I'm probably just talking to the kohl burger.

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does anyone know the song on this ancient webm?
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No. 8408
Lucky bastard, neither do I know the movie nor did I knew the song before but I immediately realized it was a song by Crim3s.

Enjoy.
https://youtu.be/cWQbNb39lgc
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No. 8452
Good golly, I've had this webm lying around as "frens on the ukraine.webm" (such found on old EC) and had wondered what song this is and where the video is from. Never bothered to ask, though.

Thanks to the title of your file and to >>8408 I can now mark this mystery solved.
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No. 8466
>>8408

nice, thank you

Hide No. 6987 Systemkontra [Reply]
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A new day, a new dawn.

make your blogpostings
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>>8227
Was he as metal as this? https://youtu.be/linB7C5TmCs?t=874
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>>8226
pure alphaness
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No. 8551
>>8366
Ist das Schnurer? Nicht sicher wie ich mich darüber fühlen soll, den zu erkennen ._.
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No. 8553
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>>8551
>Nicht sicher wie ich mich darüber fühlen soll, den zu erkennen ._.

Sehr, sehr gut.

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"Socialism with Chinese characteristic" is an often repeated phrase from the Chinese Communist Party. What is Chinese characteristic?

Well, if you take a look at the current chinese society it'll reveal a lot of things. You see in China today there are many millionaires and billionaires, this would have been unacceptable under the old CCP. Not only that Chinese people in general are no longer the socialist of the old CCP but back to the old greedy simple chinese. So you can see that Greed is obviously a chinese characteristic.

So if I change the phrase into, "Socialism with Greed" we now know what the CCP meant. Socialism is just sugar to cover up the actual Chinese trait, so if I remove the socialism you are basically left with Greed. So China is just like many western Countries but they are willing to take extreme measures and sacrifices to become rich.
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>what socialism does to 'Chinese characteristics'
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No. 7975
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>>7970
>Half-remembered Chinese joke
I've heard an extremely similar Russian joke about Soviets.
I wonder where it could appear from...
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No. 8195
>>7974
Byldoness is incurable. It reminds me same thing as any witch burnings, looting of libraries, shariah Islam etc.

More and more I realize the only true form of government that's good for us is one almost entirely ruled by philosopher kings, a not necessarily technocratic society but one where the leadership is principally concerned with wisdom, knowledge, and ethics. You will never have that in a democracy or dictatorship. You will likewise not have that in something as shitty as Communism or a theocracy.
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No. 8212
>>7974
Destroying past cultures in a new regime is a Chinese characteristic, there is nothing contradictory here.

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hello Ernst and Ernadette,
ima got stupid questions lots of much. lately i was doing thinking 'bout the new EU privacy data laws. i may have to go far afield to explain question:

if I create data via a physical action like a simple click, there is an algo analyzing/interpreting this physical action. e.g. if i do my click, this is the first data point i create. now an algo is checking "where on earth/GUI dat click be?" and if i happen to hit a like or dislike button, this is another data point i created. today algos do not stop there; they generate more data and interconnect all data points they could gather, including bought data points from 3rd parties.

the key point here is:
you need algo to interpret physical human action as data point.

now, a while back, there was a threda about alphabets "here you can get »all« data we collected about you" and i was curious and checked it. i noticed a hard cut. they no sent all data algo generated out of my physical actions. they just sent data of the first layer algo. (e.g. there was no data explaining how pic happend)

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No. 8039
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energy.
you need lots energy to empty area. energy for material light enough and strong enough to withhold the pressure difference. (do we even have something like that?)

if you empty a balloon, it crumbles and you have way higher mass per area as if you fill it with material/gas lighter than air.

>why doesn't vacuum float?
how can something, that doesn't is, do anything?
if anything, the object encapsulating the vacuum may float up, if the material + vacuum combined is lighter than the air. (thou, it would be more correct to say "it gets pushed up by the substance surrounding it")
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No. 8094
>material light enough and strong enough to withhold the pressure

This is the main problem.
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No. 8199
>>8094
yeah, was thinking it may be possible to "produce" some material like that, but would be super energy expensive to do so. maybe some carbon fiber thingy or some super high tech plastic.

i don't know of a single "natural resource" which could possibly do that (thou i might be wrong).
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No. 8206
>>8199
The simpler design is a helium balloon. Vacuum wouldn't cause all that much of an increased lift. Arguably it wouldn't create more due to need for the material to be extremely strong.