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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.

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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One last album before the ween stream:
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Based War Pigs cover!
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Todays winners are "Suicidal Tendencies" und "Still Cyco After All These Years" from Suicidal Tendencies which we play as double feature.

New in the poll: "Hypercaffium Spazzinate" and "I Don't Want To Grow Up" by the Descendents. As well a double feature.

Next weeks poll://poll.fm/10611752

Stream starts at 16:00 Germany time, pre-stream is already going.
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FYI: Fixed some minor things on the stats page: The sorting on the streamer view was faulty, and I joined the entries for "stream" and "stream.ogg", so "stream" has a few hours more now.

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I dont know where to put this and I guess history thread is on systemkontra
Video is about Russia getting smaller. But my question is, do you think Russia's collapse in early 90s would not have happened if they didn't lose a massive amount of their population? Do you think it was ultimately generational population shocks that killed USSR?
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This is a photo of Engelbert Dolfuß, Benito Mussolini and Gyula Gömbös meeting in Rome.
Gömbös was the prime minister of Hungary who tried to copy Mussolini's fascism. The press often called him Gömbölini because of that.

I think Dolfuß gives the photo a very whacky aura, and I wanted to share it mainly because of that.
Look at the smiling little gnome :D
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ayy look at that millimetternich
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First 15 minutes is good, the rest is too tedious with poor signal to noise ratio
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>A 5-part series, behind the scenes look at Gorbachev’s reforms and the ensuing collapse of the USSR. Winner of the Dupont Gold Baton for Best Documentary Series and called ‘the best BBC series of the decade’ by the London Independent. The films trace Gorbachev’s rise and fall from the first experiments with the policies of Glasnost and Perestroika through the collapse of Communism, the ascent of Boris Yeltsin and the end of the Soviet Union. Produced for Brian Lapping Prods.

I finished watching this, and it was breddy gud. You can find the whole series on youtube (in horrible quality and with audio only one side):
It's nice, it goes from the very late years of Brezhnev to 1991. The documentary itself was made in 1991 and it features extensive interviews with key players of the events discussed in the film. It presents contrasting views and paints a good picture of what the mindset of the upper soviet government characters was and what their personal motivation was to bring about what the documentary calls "The Second Russian Revolution".
I liked it, now sadly I need to find a new series to watch.

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

Useful books and resources:

Anatomy and construction:
Michael Hampton - Figure Drawing - Design and Invention
Richard Schmidt - Alla Prima; Everything I Know About Painting
Joseph D'Amelio - Perspective Drawing Handbook
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I really like clerk.jpg
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This comic could have been divided into 2 pages, but after experimenting with various layouts I decided to go with this format. I just couldn't figure out a good spot to insert a page turn. The idea is also fairly basic and I didn't want to drag it out. 17 panels is a lot to squeeze onto a single page, but the flow between them feels smooth (to me), so I'm happy about that. I think I mentioned before that I wanted to work on my page layouts, and that was my main focus on this comic. An added bonus was the opportunity to build some confidence in my lettering. The sound effects were critical to the story, and I didn't want to rely on a font for them. So one day I just put my head down and drew 35 R's :D.
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I'm not personally fan of bubble people, but your comics objectively become more and more good. I like how you learning a lot of actual progression of panels, it do look professional-y. Same as lines. It do really look like actual professional strip from some artist in this 90s cartoony style, you might actually become published author if you create something big with it, like long story.

I... well... ugh... drawing different type of comics after vacation.
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Thank you, ernst. It's funny that you mentioned the style looks like an old comic strip because I thought the same thing. I didn't really decide to draw it that way, but comic strips have been so influential that it just sort of happened :D.
Oh, you know that 6 page Ernstwurf Smile story posted earlier in the thread? Believe it or not, I almost turned that into a series of comic strips. After finishing most of the drawing, I decided to experiment with the panels. I made some test strips to see how the story would look if it were told as a sequence of daily comics. Here is one I saved. Some parts of the story worked well, but things like page 5 were just impossible to squeeze into the smaller format so I abandoned the idea.

>if you create something big with it, like long story.

>Spoiler image
Wow. Looking at how you put everything together-the character lines and expressions, the composition of each panel, some really good coloring- I think this is your best work yet.

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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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A book by Deleuze about Foucault. I did not take any notes. It's not a good introduction for starters but it has some nice insights when you are a bit more familiar with Foucault and Deleuze as well, since Deleuze describes Foucaults body of work with his own terminology.

The first two chapters are about Focaults methodology and what he does different. The other three chapters revolve around Knowledge, Power and the Subject and how these are interrelated.
If I understood it right, power is somehow transcendetal in a Kantian sense, it conditions knowledge and the subject. Power is not located somewhere but a force between and is dispersed among. The microphysics of power, and from the this micro level big constellations between things (people, institutions, architecture etc) come into being, are getting seen/viewable.

I think it's too simple and not accurate by me but somehow it goes like this:
power determines greatly what can be said and what not, knowledge is dependent on power, so what is deemed true or not is also a question of power. The power over subjects, the governanc of the self and of others goes with the help of knowledge. But (other) subjects can rebel against that, they also can make use of power and are not just passive. For Fouault this seems to be the process of historyand it is as determined as it is also by accident. Not everything can happen, but what can happen depends on what power relations and strata of knowledge are present and happening, solidified, yet also fluid.

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I'm having a streak here :DDDD

Pretty cool book tbh. Perfect theory-fiction. It is theory that gets incorporated into narrative fiction and vice versa? The lines are blurry.
Anyway, the reader gets to know more about J.G. Ballard, interpretations of his work and the character of the novel "applying" Ballard (the book itself applies Ballard, it's on Ballard but with Ballard, "Hello Mr Ballard, I'm you") .
The novel starts in the 1990s and pulls at least into the 2000s, a failed academic beocming a travel writer, while haunted by the insights of post WW2 consumer societies, time and coneptions of reality in the work of famous british writer J.G. Ballard, about the inner space (in that world). Reality getting cracks, the book is also about madness, depression, paranoia and I got a new word (apophenia) that explains paranoic mindset and comes in handy in order to understand conspiracy theories better and my own psychotic experience.

I know a German read Ballard here, this book is more approachable and now I want to read some Ballard again and immerse in that body of work, won't have the time but this book is convincing in that Ballard is a very interesting writer that dwells on so many interesting topics it's just astonishing. A writer of the 20th and also 21st century indeed, that gives insights on what is going on, Ballard was not just a novelist but also a theorist!
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this is a novel about a dude who makes a living off professional pickpocketing. the other day he runs into an extraordinary situation which gets him into trouble and completely out of comfort.
over the first pages the novel seems like a good heist thriller, however it's more than that. the end left me quite unsettled and thinking a lot about determination, coincidence, power and control. i think the book is very well written too.
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A Geology of Media deals with the materiality of media, minerals/metals and chemistry, a new media history as well, that takes into account temporality of media. Now this already might sound a bit weird, it is written by a media studies guy, so the vocabulary is not easy and also weird to many as it deals with a academic turn that can be summed up under the banner of New Materalism (it is going away from signifiers, semiotics in the humanities). Also art projects are used to explicate the things he dwells on a lot.

Making it super short: The geophysical and geopolitical entanglement of media is the topic here

Basically the book literally grounds media in what is often perceived as immaterial realm of software, gui, virtuality, film and such. I think this quote sums up the books quite neatly:

>Media materiality is not contained in the machines, even if the machines themselves contain a planet. The machines are more like vectors across the geopolitics of labor, resources, planetary excavations, energy production, natural processes from photosynthesis to mineralization, chemicals, and the aftereffects of electronic waste.

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Where were you on 911?

I was 19 years old and working in a tractor radiator factory, soldering radiators for tractors and commercial generators. I lasted about 3 weeks there because I was too tall for the work place and hunching over the manlet size workbench was causing my back to seize up.

When the planes hit we were all standing around listening to the radio broadcast, and the manager came along and shut off the radio ''out of respect for the 100,000 dead in New York'' he said, then ''back to work you can listen to the radio on your own time''
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In the German version when it sings "Unserer Captain, Freunde" Our flight Captain, folks showed a photo of Mohammed Atta :DDD

Yeah, it might very well be older than youtube, this one is not that old I guess, I did not find the German version, must have been deleted. Even before Youtube there have been enough pages dedicated to videos and funny pics.
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I have this version :3
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I hope not the Irish neither the brits.
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It was the first week of school after the summer holidays, I was in 6th grade an playing outside with the kid from upstairs when another neighborhood kid came around and told us a plane had crashed into the Empire State Building, but it seemed more like an accident still. I then went home and saw the crashes on TV, the building obviously being the WTC (which I didn't know prior) not Empire State and both towers being hit making it clear that this was a terrorist attack, not a tragic accident.

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Discuss all things related to music from new discoveries to debates about musicians and the impact of their work.

Digging this lately:

Over this land

Over this waaaaaaaaaaaaaaasteland
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Bernard Paganotti is my current negroid, along with der Frank Zappa.
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Croatian Amor & Lust for Youth - Sister
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Now here's something you don't hear everyday. Potentially patriotic Post-Hardcore:

Sadly, absolutely no information about this band can be found anywhere online: no interviews, no websites, nothing. These German gentlemen released three albums from the mid to late '90s on the controversial Skull Records and later Rock-O-Rama. Considering how wildly different this band sounds from their labelmates, I'm too damn curious as to how they got signed onto those labels. Given, the Schaffelhuber brothers had several endeavors outside Rechtsrock, including distributing completely non-political music through their various labels. Allegedly, they were involved in bootlegging. In any case, their albums were later reissued by Rock-O-Rama Records and billed as "Patriotic Rock", so right-wing sympathies could very well be possible although it's apparently difficult to discern.

I've also asked Germans elsewhere to help transcribe these lyrics or at least parse out their themes, and none reported anything overtly political. Some cringed at how melodramatic their lyrics were, though.

"Drei Kreuze" particularly grabs me. Despite the shaky vocals, the bass tone is infectious and the synths heighten the atmosphere. All the instruments serve the arrangements well. The music takes some surprising turns just when you start worrying it would be too predictable. The shifts work and are far from anything gratuitous or incongruous in the wider context of the music.

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I'm listening to the most recent Descendents album at the moment and it's really fascinating how the contents of punk music lyrics can change over a few decades.

Can't have no more juicy burgers
Can't have no more greasy fries
Doctor took my lipid profile
He told me I'm barely alive
No more fat
No more fat
No more chicken pot pies, no more chorizo
I can't have that
Got this problem from my father
Grandpa died at forty-five
Heart attack and a triple bypass
Future's looking very bright

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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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I bought a pull up bar and right now I can't do a single pull up, but I will follow a schedule and see if it works for me, I hope I will be able to do 2-3 pull ups in a month.
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Can you do half pullups or jackknife pullups? I guess you're probably doing a similar practice routine.

I don't really have as much of an objective to stop smoking itself as I need a something to do so I can feel like I'm accomplishing something. Plus, quitting smoking was on my list for a long while and I'm glad I'm doing this. The first day without nicotine literally caused me to have panic attacks and feel near suicidal. It can't be a good idea to rely on such a substance and on such a disgusting industry to maintain basic mental stability.
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Yesterday I listened to a presentation where the guy argued for the tabacco industry making a consumer worth about 10.000$, so on average the industry makes 10k profit on a smoker before that smoker dies of the harms done by smoking cigarettes of that kind.
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There are plenty of existing progression for doing a pull-up and then going beyond that, but in case you're not following one already : Look for Scooby1961's or MinusTheGym's videos on pull-ups progression

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We're back since the old one is on systemkontra now.

This thread is for discussing tabletop gaming, though experience shows that it's mostly been tabletop RPG discussion in various forms ranging from play experience, rules discussion and design talk. We currently have a game group ongoing, based out of a discord server here: https://discord.gg/ZGmpJe9 feel free to drop in. We actually play on most Saturdays at 0600 Zulu.

What are you lot up to in this field lately?
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Alright, cool. I'll do some work in the mean time but I'll be there.
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Alright, RE: the thing I was talking about before.

The last few weeks have impressed upon me the usefulness of having a contingency plan for our gaming group. To that end, I'm starting to put together some stuff for an alternate game. I'm reading Scarlet Heroes right now which is a game for 1 player and 1 gm designed for compatibility with old school content (a vast majority of stuff I got).

I don't mind it so far, so I figure I may as well put together some shit for it based on my notebook so that if someone can't make it, and the other still wants to play we have something in place that doesn't require another person.
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Another route would be to be more flexible with the date. I won't be there today and next sunday because on both days I'll be sitting in a train. And the coming week is reserved for holiday. But after that I could play any day of the week, not just sundays. As far as I understand that's the same for both of you, so why wait an entire week when one meeting fails?
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True. Whatever works for you guys. Just also planning ahead since I'm trying to find work at the moment and thus my schedule may not always be this open.

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So,now that the dust has settled, which ideas of Marx have stood the test of time proving him right?

Is it even possible to have a conversation about marx without political shitflinging?

I'm too dumb to give articulate thoughts to this but I'd be interested in hearing what you super smart dudes on ernst think

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It wasn't a question of infinite growth so much as technic growth and rising prosperity for everyone, similar to what we have but with the gains of economy largely being spread smoothly across society rather than completely concentrated within a few oligarchs and their immediate specialist servants like stockbrokers, realtors, surgeons, highest paid employees on the corporate board, and other servants things like that. Kind of roughly along the lines of how the actual material conditions of the average Western person exceed even the highest royals of medieval period in all areas but land ownership, largely due to the freeing of energy and technical innovations. I simply do not know whether it is possible to spread those means and that wealth more evenly (compared to America I know we can) and how far you can go before you push the system to the brink of collapse. Like for example if the highest head of neurosurgery was paid exactly the same as the janitor and fast food worker I'm pretty sure that system would crash almost immediately. My question is how close you can get it to that point.

Regarding technical innovation I see it as like say the increasing speed and power of computational technology. The power of a $250 graphics card today can blow the performance of an entire $4000 system out of the water from 15 years ago, and depending on the component can run more energy efficiently too. So in that regard it is what I meant by increasing the overall wealth generation. I'm not dumb enough to posit perpetual growth as in consumerism under Capitalism I know factually that is going to crash as one of the simplest purely mathematical models to understand. I don't think you need to be a math professor's son to intuitively understand the inevitable failure of capitalist Consumerism any more than pandemics are inuitive I suck at math and don't believe you need to understand algebra to see that 2+2=4 which is the inevitability of these things.

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What would happen if you went back in time and tried to save the USSR from Stalin by warning Lenin and Leonid Trotsky and bringing with you some sample of future tech as proofs?

We all know that Stalin was evil. Pretty incompetent in a lot of ways too. But my question here is, I've heard it repeatedly said that Trostky was a madman and Lenin was a butcher. Russia on this board specififally named Lenin as a butcher. Were they all really just a bunch of opportunistic psychopaths? Or were there real revolutionary leaders? If they had the bomb by 1935 would they have simply nuked every other country on earth even having full warning?

I've been watching scenes from that Chernobyl series too although certain elements depressingly remind me of what I saw in America during the pandemic. It's hard to explain and I wonder if any other Americans got reminded of us by the recklessness, negligence, incompetence, apparatchiks, sending people to their death or danger knowingly and lying about it, things like that.

But anyway was Lenin that bad? If you warned everybody about Stalin in some period between 1938 and 1917, or if you tried to warn the Soviets about what would happen to the USSR, would it have changed anything, or would they have been even more bloodthirsty and tyrannical?
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B-but only the good capitalists are winning, that need this power only for the moment to lead us to the golden age, right?
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Let's get an Assburger thread going.
Post your Assburgers
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From what scraps and pieces I'd known of Dick I thought he was a complete raging degenerate and mentally unstable though. Well I guess that does not necessarily exclude the tism.

Is substance abuse a thing among assburgers? I thought that it wasn't.
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Well, I was only focusing in the weirdness in Dick's interaction with people, his work, and the visual aspects of the photo. Nothing special.
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that thread gaves me assburgers
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Another shameless crosspost.

It is the thread that keeps on giving.