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A discussion for all things related to music.

Discuss musicians and their discographies, inspirations, careers, image, impact, artistic integrity and raison d'être. Sharing links is fine, but also discuss what particularly moved you about a given song or composition.
No. 26014
New rappers like Takeshi69, Little Pump.
Lo-fi beats to study to.
Shawn Mendes.
Shitty latin-american pop. (Whenever I hear a song they sing in Spanish, I expect it to be Despacito, they are so similar.)
Timmy Trumpet

Bear in mind, I just heard these names around school.
No. 26015
While this might be valid for every other Schnittke work, Symphony 0 is a pretty orthodox work. It could have been composed by any Soviet musician with some talent. It resembles Shostakovich a lot.

I mean, just listen to it yourself:
https://mega.nz/#F!hSYzCAYB!5uUpxXi8pGp3XcsKtFVIAQ (Posting it on mega because it's too big to be put up directly on EC)

The tones are clear, and it doesn't sound "off" in any way.
It's probably like this, because it was his graduation piece at the Moscow Conservatoire.
No. 26057
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I heard this song on the car radio a few days ago. I know it's an old one, and that wasn't my first time hearing it, but for some reason it's been running through my head ever since.
I like the audio qualty on this version:

Pink Floyd-Wish You Were Here

No. 26126

It has a nice beat to it I guess.

I liked the video.

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Old one yellowed and crumbled under the sun.

So Ernst, share your reading adventures with us once again.
No. 26084
I've often wondered just how radically different the world could be had the second world war or Cold war gone differently. There is a whole new medium of the arts that essentially didn't even exist until the 1980s. Just imagine if the home computer didn't exist. I'm not even sure the Soviets would have gone this route had say the US collapsed in the 1970s for some mysterious reason. Would vidya even exist? Would the internet even exist, and if it did, would it even vaguely resemble what we have today as a consumer civilian service? It's just odd to think about how thoroughly computers and the internet has permeated everything and the fact that all the steps required to make this complex technology even exist and be readily available outside the military and universities are not a sure thing to such an extent the world could be radically different, not simply on a geopolitical level but just to the little things we take for granted, and the fact that so much of our modern society is now reliant on these same computers and lightspeed information systems.

While I wouldn't go that far, I can see the argument being made for how the internet itself serves as a kind of cybernetic augmentation for humanity but in perhaps the most important way: as a cybernetic prostheses for our minds.
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You should give this a read, written in 1933, it was a predictive future-history of the world. In his predictive future Hitler's nazis are just a gang that never gains traction and Ireland is a post-apocalyptic country of wildmen!

I wrote my Philosophy thesis on this book and 4 others. It's a bit dry but interesting.
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> I'm not even sure the Soviets would have gone this route had say the US collapsed in the 1970s for some mysterious reason.

I've somewhere read and argument I remember now that said the soviets had no interest in personal technology. Like, the telephone was an instrument to give orders and not for private communication. Serving the interests of a centralized state. So I guess they were interested in computers and cybernetics but had another use in mind.

>all the steps required to make this complex technology even exist and be readily available outside the military and universities

And here you have to look at the history of cynbernetics, its military origin and it spilling into the public sector and taken up by the counter culture of the 60s. I guess the latter are significant for why we have personal computers today. The vision might not have been capitalistic, but its "counter" aspect got marginalized, if it ever was really radical at all. The Californian Ideology is perhaps the pervert twist of this entanglement: "Help the world and get rich with it" - Socialism and Capitalism? One got lost and became a hollow phrase.
No. 26123
Well, imagine if the OGAS project had borne fruit and the USSR transitioned to a cybernetic planned economy in the 1970s with an internet of its own.

>I've somewhere read and argument I remember now that said the soviets had no interest in personal technology. Like, the telephone was an instrument to give orders and not for private communication. Serving the interests of a centralized state. So I guess they were interested in computers and cybernetics but had another use in mind.

Interesting story: The Eastern bloc had its own version of Eurovision but personal phones were almost unheard of. To get around the problem of voting they would have people indicate their preferences by switching their lights on and off which led to measurable power fluctuations on the national grid.

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I salvaged these and figured I should spread them. Save them, and spread them in the site's memory.
Okay, that was bullshit. These are counterfeits of the counterfeits. Still, you should save them for reasons.
No. 26012 Kontra
It's because OP is some retard from cripplechan. Please go to shithole like k*hl instead.

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I have allergies to animals like dogs and cats. They have been acting up again. I have trouble breathing, sneeze all the time, and cough.
I'm not going to drug myself in order to live. Mother refuses to put the dogs outside because they are her 'babies' or whatever.
My father will not confront her about anything, because he does not like any conflict.

I understand that this is a very personal thing, so let's make this a thread for complaints about elders generally.

I'm sorry. I don't have friends with whom to speak. Please understand this.
No. 25945
I am trying not to be angry at this

My boomer parents let the one house go completely to shit and I've been on their case about how fucking stupid it is to sell it and the land we own after they paid off the mortgage. It's in a location that'll only increase in value with global warming too.
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>Because I know the deficit that this has caused, I'm going to teach these things to my kids.
I hear ya, I've bought quite a few books on tracking, hunting, skinning and survival - along with a bow and a bunch of tools that can be used without electricity. I am already teaching my kids the basics of bows, tools and how things work because my own parents basically taught me nothing - in fact they were barely literate and completely uneducated yet walked into careers in the 70s and 80s and had their mortgage paid off within 10 years. by the way you should try explaining to a 5 year old how an airbag works sometime, that's a fucking minefield of endless questions right there. Same with things like clouds

>My boomer parents let the one house go completely to shit and I've been on their case about how fucking stupid it is to sell it and the land we own after they paid off the mortgage. It's in a location that'll only increase in value with global warming too.
boomers have no concept of value, they were basically handed security in a high trust society, they had family, they had inheritance and they probably had a lot more siblings than our generation, and they lived under far more lenient laws and less draconian shit so they did have so many safety nets compared to us. What do they do with all this security? they squander it on absolute bullshit and frivolity when they're in their 60s and 70s.

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No. 25953
Tbh, if my existence offends boomers and/or the establishment in general than I'm winning. They have no power here. I'm an underachiever and I'm not intending to 'grow up' and become another drone in the system. They want to get arsepained about it? Let them. That's their problem.
t. boomer immune
No. 26001
If OP needs a frien, he can mail me at berndlauertdo ät gmail dot com. I can't promise to respond immediately, but I will respondze.

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(old one on systemcontra)

Maduro regime in Venezuela cracks down on opposition, killing protestors
No. 25963
>One should overlook the title of the book.

One should NOT overlook the title of the book.

I obviously meant.

Thanks for the nice link.
What do you think the CIA used him for?
Do you think he was a pedophile or he just had to play the role for his CIA duties?
Do you really think that the CIA kills a former operative and not offering him some other way out?

Can you 100%ly preclude what >>25933 writes?
No. 25979
>Epstein was an intelligence asset used by the CIA to collect blackmail on the rich and powerful
pfffffff the rich and powerful command the cia/deep state and governments in every country, otherwise the rich and powerful would be just rich, but not powerful.
on another chan anon posted a doc which was allegedly a list with people linked to epstein. addresses were blacked as well as a couple names. couldn't find trump and clinton on there, but spotted other prominent names such as murdoch, prince andrew, rothschild, bismarck, habsburg to name but a few.
so if epstein really was a pedo provider for these upper upper class super rich oligarch types i think serious investigators will suffer the same fate as witnesses and investigators in the dutroux case.
No. 26053
What if the rich and powerful are trying to receive assets in order to blackmail other rich and powerfuls?
It's like with (other) criminals, where any criminal has to have something in hand to snitch on the other criminals in order to be safe from them.
No. 26059
>What if the rich and powerful are trying to receive assets in order to blackmail other rich and powerfuls?
fair enough. but why do you bring blackmail in? if the guy was indeed pedo provider for over 9000 oligarchs all of his "customers" shared the same interest regarding him after he got arrested: he shall under no circumstances chat about his "job" and relations to them in court. all of his customers have a very strong motive regarding his "suicide".
now the fact that he got arrested in the first place may point to epstein being a tool and/or casuality within a greater intrigue between different oligarchs or oligarch factions. the cia/deep state might be a tool of one of those factions. or there are different factions within the cia who work for different customers. anyway, since a lot of very powerful people shared the interest of him being silent forever a combined effort to make sure of this seems more likely to me than a bunch of secret service personell using someone like epstein as "asset" for blackmailing even more powerful people than him or making politics - only to eventually expose their "asset" to the public.

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We have a dedicated thread for movies, series and short films but not about documentaries and i think they deserve one.

If we happen to already have one and i just missed it or the moderation thinks this fits in another thread, pls just delete.

I start with this

China´s lonesome sons - The difficulties of finding a wife in China

It pretty much follows a guy who is buying a wife.

Documentary is German with English subtitles.
No. 25799
Noice. Do you skate?

I can half-recommend Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator
It's a documentary on one of the early skateboarding legends who fell from grace due to vert skating becoming less popular and ended up going to prison for rape and murder. It's a really eerie story but many of the middle-aged skater personalities are kind of annoying.

Here's also a mini-doc on an elusive Japanese skater who does some quite creative tricks (and rides without griptape!) which is more light-hearted:
No. 25801
Thank you so much for that doc about the japanese skater. It's probably a personal thing for me, but this was more inspiring that anything in the last year. I feel like I have the energy to do something creative now instead of just working. So I'll go do that instead of typing more text here.
No. 25808
>Do you skate?

I used to in my youth and today i regret that i ever stopped.
I was thinking about getting back into it for a while but for a fat, close to 30 guy without any friends that skate it seems like a ridiculous idea.

I was a big fan of Rodney Mullen back then because of his THPS skate videos, i could never relate to all those Tony Hawks with their fancy pools and half pipes. Street is where it's at.


(I'm >>25769 and not >>25771 btw)
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While it fits the topic:

All This Mayhem

All This Mayhem is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and
extreme personalities collide. In this unflinching, never-before-seen
account of drugs and the dark side of professional skateboarding,
brothers Tas and Ben Pappas' intense bond and charisma take them from
the pinnacle of their sport into a spiraling world of self-destruction.

I would also recommend This Ain't California but it's a fictional film in a documentary style and not really a documentary.
It's about skateboarding in East-Berlin in the 1980s

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Let's discuss non-electronic gaming. Would prefer it not just bog down in chess and go with nothing else, but we'll see. I know we had at least one German here who played the Dark Eye.

Useful links:

Decent place to pick up .pdf files legally. Also some print on demand. Surprisingly, it's also pretty easy to sift out the average to bad stuff that exists on it.


Great resource. Doesn't have everything, but has most relevant things with some notable exceptions, like GURPS 4e. Mostly exists because those that actually have the power to enforce C&Ds recognise the usefulness of having the first sample free, and the rest either don't care or are out of business or the files are out of date editions .

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No. 25822
a week or two ago the full 6e CRB was leaked (about a month or more before it should have hit the digital stores).
It managed to unite both 4e and 5e fans (who usually don't get along) in judging it to be quite bad.
Tries to oversimply a lot of stuff but fails quite hard with several core pieces, the new Edge mechanic being the most crucial one.
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They have quite a lot novels there.
No. 25861
Well shit. I mean, the biggest issue was making decking less obnoxious (something that cyberpunk games in general have a criminal history in). Cyberpunk Red did a pretty good job all things said. I'll probably pick up the full game when it drops based on the basic rules that have been released. They're a considerable upgrade over the old ones in my opinion, even though I prefer some aspects of the 2020 setting over 2045 (which itself tbh is way more interesting than what's been shown of 2077).

Noice. Always good to have more troves. Somtimes they have things that others don't.

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Post your stories.
No. 25807
Rain is even fucking worse, because it's never lasting and turns the air really humid and jungle-like.
No. 25813
Interesting, what are you working on?

Here I learned in school that in the rainforest it rains almost all day but it's really hot as well. I never went there so I can't possibly know.

I shouldn't have lagged behind Saturday on studies, now I've lost interest in the chapter I am in. Perhaps going to study something else for the time being - Biology, perhaps. If I do not actually pass the test it is fine anyways.
No. 25814
Also, I came to mom's office today. Her coworker is a rather beautiful young lady, I wish I had something to show her but I've got nothing.

These kind of encounters bother me sometimes because I realize I should be aspiring to better things - which I am - but I may be satisfied with being mediocre. Ach, Bernd. I don't even know anymore.
No. 25908
Mosquitos attacked me to drink my blood

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Is ball lightning real? If so, why is there only one convincing video of the phenomenon on the internet?

No. 25758
(not him)
No. I'd say probably a majority of cases are some kind of aircraft/new weapon, unless you mean just the ball lightning related aerial phenomena.
t. not a physics pro
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I'm not a physics pro either, but as a consumer of UFO videos I want to believe.jpg I think weird electrical phenomena can account for a lot of them(at least the ones which aren't military aircraft like >>25758 said) There is Ball Lightning, and also St.Elmo's Fire (which may have been what WW2 pilots saw and called "Foo Fighters"). Earthquake Lights produce some really odd effects(pic is an example). Those are caused by electric charges which build up as certain rocks shift underground, and can explain the glowing orbs which are frequently reported before and after quakes.

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It's apparantly more likely that you see a flying device that you can't identify.
And then again, due to strategic reasons, it's very likely that nobody will give you a statement what it was (Secret new plane) or it was just something trivial (weather balloon).

But ball lightning is, as far as I can tell, so unlikely to appear, that we can just apply okhams razor here. Pic related; Newtons Flaming Laser Sword.
No. 25770 Kontra
Here I'd like to agree. When you observe such things while operating a plane and not watching out of your homes window, then again it would be unlikely that e.g. an Orb following your plane (Think there was such a report, no?) would be a secret-weapon-device.

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Since a long time I strongly assume, that modern trends in architecture, like e.g. lazy facing concrete buildings simply exist, because architects and craftsmen are not able to build things that have been built centuries ago with more simple means of construction.

I believe that notre dame shows this. The most obvious idea would be to just rebuild this quite perfect building. But we can't. We are not able and therefore start to fancy some bullshit.


Rate my onions.
No. 25748
A Prince of Hohenzollern once worked at a drinks shop, stacking crates of sparkling water, lemonade and beer.
No. 25750
>But we can't.
The right answer to that is
>Then find out how
There are two answers I'm allowed to give at my job. One is
>We'll have to find a way to make this work
>We know how to do this, here are the steps
No. 25751
>crawl in the mud
That's exactly the kind of snide, pompous faggot attitude I'm describing funny enough. Not sure why you personally seem to have it also.
No. 25773 Kontra
>grown up in a highly pampered, narcissistic environment of sociopaths who believe they are better than others, because they grew up in a pampered, highly narcissistic environment.
fixed that for you. i don't like your attitude towards people less lucky than you.
>money is nothing
only people who don't ever need to worry about money, because they command over much more money than they could ever spend would come up with such statements, because they are so pampered that they never ran into existential problems.