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There was a couple of threads on specific thematics - about maps, about trevel for specific countries, about people's culture in different regions, so why not have united thread for everthung like this in one place? Disscus travelling of Ernst and travelling overall, show videos from exotic countries and tell others about place you live in. Interesting places and maps also allowed.
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>>35424
That reminds me if I ever get my government UI gibes pushed through I really want to buy something actually useful in any eventuality for a change and get a tent. I have a whole wishlist for shit I've wanted to get for ages now that between all the different potential sources of bailout money that I'm not counting until it's in my pocket, the greater bulk of it is all plausibly within my reach. One of those things is a tent and some camping supplies and equipment. It's not like I can possibly regret that kind of a purchase at least, well so long as it's not cheap and made in China anyway. That way if SHTF at least I can sleep with a roof over my head and not just a bushwould recommend when it's not raining tbh Stalin is wrong man is not truly free until he is bereft of any roommate, boss, landlord, cop, parent, or government agent to bitch at him and tell him what to do and nowhere can that be immortally found than living in a bush
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It seems one can no longer take the train from Odessa to Tiraspol. In theory, Transnistria allows for visits, but this concerns me. I can't find any recent traveller accounts, and it's entirely possible their accounts are no longer representative after COVID.
I worry this 'nation' will disappear before I get a chance of going there.
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>>55778
>With a corporate logo that is shaped like the five-pointed star of a US law enforcement badge, the Sheriff Company dominates nearly everything in this Russian-backed enclave. Sheriff runs almost all the supermarkets, importing much of the food that makes its way in from Moldova proper and abroad. It is the main if not the only player in the automotive industry, selling cars, spare parts, oils and lubricants, say experts on the region. The petrol stations in this Kremlin-dominated statelet are run by Sheriff, as is the local football club, which has become hugely popular. It also produces beer and wine, and manufactures textiles, and is building hotels.

>But there’s more. Sheriff, a shadowy firm managed by two former Soviet-era security officials, runs the local telecommunications network. It controls almost all of the broadcast media. And over the past three or four years, the company has dominated the presidency and the parliament through a political party which began taking over in 2016.

>“There’s virtually nothing that they do not have a role in,” says Stephen Wolff, an expert on Transnistria at the University of Birmingham. Employing at least 12,000 people, experts say the company largely runs Transnistria. In some ways, say the smattering of Balkan and east Europe specialists who keep an eye on Transnistria, Sheriff has replaced the Communist Party that ruled Moldova until the collapse of the Soviet Union. Sheriff builds clinics and hospitals, and rewards promising pupils with prizes at its retail outlets. It has managed to secure an agreement by which it pays little or no taxes.

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No. 56071
Dear lord, do I ever yearn for the world to return to normal.

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>>56059
Funny, I watched Dead Zone not too long ago and mostly agree with your assessment. I think it was because it was told so slowly, but not in a good way, like everything is done in a very roundabout way, but they probably didn't want to make a one hour movie.
What I liked though was that it didn't have a "conventional" happy end.
I mean he still died a "hero's death", so to say, but it's not like he got any accolades for it
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A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
Most popular and acclaimed drama about an erratically behaving mother and her working class family by John Cassavetes (who is often credited as a pioneer of independent filmmaking in America). It's filmed in a very raw naturalist style, and the performances of both Peter Falk and especially Gena Rowlands are really outstanding, but also made me quite uncomfortable and I had to pause a lot to get through it. Definitely not a fun movie, but at least it ends on a surprisingly upbeat note.

Woman in the Dunes (1964)
Based on the novel and adapted for screenplay by Japanese writer Kobo Abe, the story's about an insect collector who ends up trapped in a house with a woman in a remote sand village and after his initial indignation comees to accept his situation. The existentialist themes might feel a bit too on-the-nose, but the film shines though a great mix of regular and more experimental filming techniques. Gotta say compared to the novel it veers more heavily towards the eroticism compared to its Kafkaesque aspects, maybe just by the sheer choice of medium.
Would definitely recommend this one for watching during the summer, almost makes you feel good about the heat since at least you're not also covered in sand (must've been hell filming it)

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No. 56068
>>55968
Got those recs for ya.

Ötödik Pecsét/The Fifth Seal
Hideg Napok/Cold Days
Isten hozta, őrnagy úr!/The Toth Family

I also remembered there's a very good WW2 comedy from the 60s by the title "A tizedes meg a többiek" or "The Corporal and the Others".
Don't know how many of these actually have subs available though.
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No. 56069 Kontra
You could also try this one too if you liked Jankocs's animation. It's visuals are inspired by Yellow Submarine and it adapts another literary classic.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Corncob

And this one just came to mind since I recently read the source material which it was adapted from.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mattie_the_Goose-boy_(1977_film)
The visuals are less impressive but it's well made and tells the story of a peasant boy taking symbolic revenge on his lord for being an unjust greedy retard.

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Old thread is kill, this is the new Radio Ernstiwan thread. In case you're new: The best stream is The Weekly Album stream, the others can be ignored.

Share your musical taste and your seductive voice (no homo) with your fellow Ernsts, and help making this chan not only enojoyable for the eyes and mind, but also for the ears. As always, there are no restrictions whatsoever in what to stream. Just share what you like, every streamer has his own ideas and style, and it only makes the radio more interesting.

The radio is available here: http://radio.ernstchan.xyz:8000/

There's also a chat and a discord where you usually find people talking about gay porn and penguins during the streams.

https://discord.gg/UpXdrxG
http://ernst.bplaced.net/chat/blabax.php (You can register with an email or make a guest account which will tie your name to your IP. If you have a changing IP and want to keep your name register with email)

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>>56045
There you go. Just for the oddness the whole album.
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ichfindetolldassdudasgemachthast.gif

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Last one was good, but it just doesn't bump anymore like it used to. Time for the sequel

Share your literary misadventures & accomplishments ITT
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No. 55988
Literature is not good.
Regards, Philosopher king.
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No. 55989
>>55983
Translated a few.

We were going home with Brodsky together. It was late at night. We went down to the Metro, but it was closed. Wrought iron bars from top to bottom. Behind the bars a policeman was walking about.
Iosif stepped closer. He shouted quite loudly:
  • HEY!
The policeman heard him and turned around.
  • What an amazing sight - Iosif said - first time I can observe a policeman behind bars!

One time Sklyarinsky was walking with Dvorin. They talked about every possible topic. Including women. Sklyarinsky was talking with romantic zest, while Dvorin was talking with a straight character.
Sklyarinsky couldn't whithold it any longer:

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No. 55996
>>55989
> The first one:
> We will catch up to and overtake America!
> The second one:
> Don't overtake when the road is too narrow!

There was a joke, a combination of two propaganda slogans:

America is standing at edge of abyss. Let's catch up to and overtake America.
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>>55989
ebin :DDD

>>55996
Dialectics. First America is a goal, then it's shit and will become even worse than us :DD

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Old one is now on systemkontra. Pretty self-explanatory thread.

Our server is at discord.gg/ZGmpJe9

We've got a group together at the moment, and we've been playing for a while now, so know that it is possible to get into this shit even if you've got no experience. Hell, if you're okay with 0600Z starts, you can play with us. Or start your own group if you prefer.

Otherwise, this is the place to talk shit about analogue games that you've been playing/reading/whatever lately.
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No. 55980
From your experience, what is best site or app to play Monopoly (or it's copycat) online?
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No. 56004
pls report tomorrow availability
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No. 56020
Available, be there at 0400Z. Possibly drained by a sleepless night of a million degrees celsius, but I'll be there.
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No. 56027
>>55980
No idea. Don't play monopoly, at least not since I was a kid.

>>56004
Sorry was out all yesterday. Yeah, will be there.

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>>55993
I don't know games I really "can not find". Probably some tape 8bit micros games from early 80s or stuff like that.
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>>55994
So in other words what you're saying to me is, you think every game is available in the original source code and perfectly playable on readily obtainable hardware?

Because also like I said in addition to gaming I'm not just talking about that but also information generally, which a great deal of old news articles I remember are either permanently 404d or literally impossible to find this is partly a problem with search engines; I've routinely been unable to find extremely popular old memes which do not exist anymore online in a quick bing search and I am also talking about looking forwards. You should also bear it in mind how much everything has degenerated into getting sold "as-a-service" and how much gaming is literally tied to supposedly always online servers, which likewise means every last one of those games is going to get knocked offline eventually.

Come the 2050 finding old 90s games is pretty much going to be like finding an ancient baseball card and good luck trying to get it to run on anything. Most things are simply going to be forgotten. The constant editing and remote access makes it so much worse too meaning people will simply have their shit modified without their permission and no hard copies can be found--indeed I am already having that exact problem with Steam. It will someday become the case like if the Stasi could remote access every copy of every film and modify it on a whim.

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>>55995
>So in other words what you're saying to me is, you think every game is available in the original source code and perfectly playable on readily obtainable hardware?

What? Original source code available for a very little amount of games, which are leaked or devs posted it themselves. The most known examples are "id software" games, Games from wolf3d to idtech4 were open-sourced. Later go stuff like Warzone 2100, famously being free and open-source, and some other stuff, but it was always a rarity and still is. Not to say that "leaked" code often "dirty" and can not be used in fan projects because of potential lawyer infringement, like leaks from Microsoft and Nintendo stuff.
The absolute majority of open-source engine replacement projects by fans do not base themselves on original sources, since it is impossible. Not to say that they often lost. Modern reverse engineering and executable disassembly technics allow to reverse engineer code and its logic. Instruments like "Ghidra" do help a lot in such jobs. It just requires patience and people interested in the project. Some projects go as fast as for a year, others take decades, especially if devs want to add extended features and maintain their project. Not to mention that sometimes original code might be something like a 30yo x86 assembler.

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I finished a playtrough of Fallout 1.
Decided to install the fixt patch. It felt like it broke more things than it fixed sometimes. (Like a caravan run bugged out multiple times or raiders spawned in mountain walls and stuff like this.) It's nowhere near as good as the Restoration Patch for 2.
(I'd have expected the "tell the retarded NPCs to move" function to be integrated from 2, but no, so I got stuck multiple times because during my assault on the military base the paladins would stand in front of a door as we stepped out of the lift, so I had to go back up and walk through force fields until he died. One decided to stay outside Doomguy style and not do anything.)
Generally speaking the recruited followers were a pain in the ass. They'd constantly align with me in a straight line and then proceed to unload an entire magazine into my back or would use weaker weapons.

Don't know if I've just gotten older again or something like that, but this time I managed to make a character that was reasonable. If I had to change anything about it I'd have tagged stealing instead of lockpick, but both were very useful. (Subtract one CHAR and one END)
The endgame was so beautiful with that hardened power armor and gatling laser tearing through super mutants in one shot.

I was also very good with money management. So much so that I was able to amass 40k caps and I was unable to sell anything to merchants by the end of the game. It's really weird after playing Fallout NV, where you're constantly trying to pick up every single gun worth 1k caps or more because you can run out of money if you buy implants or decided to buy a gun instead of hoping you come across one that's good. Some of the GRA guns are so expensive I wouldn't have bought them even after hauling home three gold bars, but here, you have to learn to let go of picking up every shitty pistol, even if they're worth 250 caps.

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Post your artwork, discuss, give critique in this thread.

Useful books and resources:
https://mega.nz/#F!vp5hQCbQ!oCNGOUgaVeK1pHs3qasJDQ!uwJTnKiY

Anatomy and construction:
Michael Hampton - Figure Drawing - Design and Invention
http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=8993727FB63B9349CA089098ADEC9281
Painting:
Richard Schmidt - Alla Prima; Everything I Know About Painting
http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=51C45D10C094E67A426FE83C29F9E879
Perspective:
Joseph D'Amelio - Perspective Drawing Handbook
http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=D78225B034921F940DCA7EB75FA22EFD
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>>55680
>>55691
>>55756
Thanks for the suggestions.

I am slowly getting the hang of it, though I am still overwhelmed by all the brushes and settings and whatnot. IRL I just grab another pen, but in digital it's more complicated.
Anyway, here's something I made; left is a sprite (upscaled) and right is an actual drawing version. I still have problems with shading, but I noticed I really suck at making faces that aren't animu style.
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Don't look too closely at this one. The thumbnail is fine, but at full size my poor watercolor skills are laid bare. I'm happy with the composition, though.

2nd pic is my Norris digital pencil this morning. I tilted it to start drawing, and the eletronic "guts" separated from the wood casing. Need to find a way to fix that. That black tube slides back in if I turn the pen upright, but then out again when flipped downward. Not an urgent problem, since I have another pen gifted me last Christmas. This one is ~3 years old, with countless miles of use.

>>55905
Are you getting used to drawing on smooth glass/plastic instead of a traditional surface? That was the part that I struggled with when transitioning to digital art.
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No. 55998
>>55987
I didn't struggle per se, however, the first few days I really used the pen like I would use a real pen and pushed a little bit too hard, so the tip is already pretty worn down. It feels a bit weird only having to really barely touch the surface.
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>>55905
I think I made a post about pixel art programs in the last draw thread, let me find it.
Here it is:
>>32218

Also, the https://pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=11299
Basically the go-to pixel art tutorial.
Hope it's helpful.

Can't wait to get back into art this summer.
I think I've matured a bit. There's no reason to feel insecure about my art. I have tasted the value of money. I want to make that bread. I wanna hustle.
Whenever people complimented my art before, I thought "lmao, they're such plebs, there's like a hundred mistakes in that painting that I see, but they don't". Now I think "hm, he seems to like my art despite the mistakes, I wonder how much he'll pay for it".

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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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No. 55813
I seriously need to stop being such a bloated fatass. Thank God this pandemic is just about over because it really coerced me into eating very little fruits and vegetables or anything I couldn't keep longer than a week because I tried not going out for a month or two at a time. Now I am fully vaccinated and while I'll probably keep wearing a mask for another week at workannoying as it is the perk of extra anonymity wherever I go has been great it made me feel like an unnoticeable ghost for all intents and purposes I'm immune now. Not sure why I'm supposed to wait two weeks post second shot but whatever.

As a result of all this I'm going to start eating fresh shit more often and pare down anything overly processed or junky. No more spritzing apples and avacadoes with rubbing alcohol for meeven if those people are gross I can just wash it like normal, between pesticides and grubby walmart hands.

Any tips and tricks? Because the last time I lost huge amounts of weight fast was due to basically having nothing but coffee and rolling tobacco to subsist on for an entire month. I walked a lot then too and dropped weight so rapidly I started doing things like mixing cooking grease with flour to take like lozenges just to slow the weight loss down. I'd like to avoid that as I'm not broke and I think the malnutrition helped fuck up my brain for weeks after.

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Not only am I far lazier than I previously was, I'm far weaker. I can still only do a fraction what the records I was setting just 6 months ago.

Feeling stupid, but motivated to undo this before it gets worse.
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>>54341
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>>55863
I still cannot actually tell with what is going on with this picture and whether it's fake or not. Is the black guy just so weirded out by this random ass sweater wearing white dude feeding his swaddled pet rooster some beers that he's now feeling threatened because he thinks he's crazy and unpredictable? I don't get it.

>>55949
Man that pic makes me remember that time I said that line out loud to a dead spider and then turned around and realized someone that lived under me was walking by. She seemed more amused than anything far as I could tell but I'm to this day still not sure if she recognized the line or knew I was talking to a dead spider instead of myself. Which typing that line out come to think probably doesn't make it that much better.
...I really need to take more care there's not American spies around me when beeing muhself

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Is Ernst into Watches?
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No. 55963
I have a FESTINA watch. Arriba España.

I haven't worn watches much but I will fix it, change watch straps and hopefully wear it more.
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>>21399
Strange kind of pseudo minimalism
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No. 55967 Kontra
>>37808
Man, reading my old posts reminds me of how neurotic and OCD I used to be compared to now.
Good thing this is an anonymous imageboard and I don't have to deal with the consequences of my online posting.

This is just a mild example of me being autistic, there are much worse.
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>>55967
I was super close to write a full on rant about the nitril gloves ITT.

Bump for some reason

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This is going to be an odd thread, but I don't really know what other imageboard to post this on(especially with that other place full of horrible people) but I want to be able to talk about this. How many here are old enough to be fathers now with their own kids? Or at least would want to one day? After many years of struggle I finally found a gf and two months ago she gave birth to a healthy baby boy I am very proud and happy to call my son.

It's been a real rollercoaster of emotions ever since, feeling highs of joy and despair at the same time. It's quite unlike anything I've ever experienced before, on one hand I'm really proud and happy to have a son but on the other hand I'm now suddenly terrified by this fear that I might end up being an inadequate father and end up with a fucked up human being. How do I not fuck this up? Parenthood is fucking terrifying, I've already given a lot of thought to not repeating my own father's mistakes, what else should I keep in mind?
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>>55837
The problem isn't the retards and bydlo breeding ike rabbits so much as the rest of us are not. My whole family is college educated and none of us had kids, with it looking increasingly unlikely for all of us.

People always like to talk about the negative eugenics but they never think of pro-eugenics. Why would we not just offer incentives to good people to breed instead? Off doctors, diplomats, Polish game developers, intellectuals huge tax incentives to have kids, and after the second kid the State pays you to have more. Set up batteries of tests and make it a felony punishable by sterilization to cheat. Let wealth not buy it because Lord knows there's some complete fucking idiots and useless sacks of flesh walking around this country with tons of money and we don't need that breeding either, which I suppose is also interestingly telling that class is someehat divorced from wealth here, or at least intellect. We should make life as easy as possible for decent, intelligent people to breed prolifically because at the end of the day, if you sterilize a bunch of stupid people and assholes the world is still full of other stupid people and assholes and those decent intelligent people still aren't breeding.

I guess the worst case apocalypse scenario could be simply drug and increase the flow of alcohol/other drugs into higher IQ/successful people and deny them birth control. Or/and start huge fearmongering media campaigns in bydlo communities about cockrot if you don't wear a condom. Start rumours among kids kids are stupid. Although I guess on some level we have a bit of this now with the anti-vaxxers but it's not killing them off fast enough.
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>>55834
> Now I want an entire army of kids, I just make sure I indoctrinate them thoroughly so they don't develop a mind of their own.
As I understand, you speak Russian.
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>>55960
>мы их будем держать в черной тиле
что? :DD а хорошая песня, спасибо Эрнст