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Dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the spanish flu and the great-grandchild Corona Wuhan. by Do the Wuhan gloomy dance


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What things, big or small, have you bought that have had a tangible and positive impact on your day to day life?

Me settis:

ereader - encouraged me to read more and payed for itself three times over in pirated books, also with a stand I can eat and read at the same time which is a very novel and comfy experience
headtorch - makes pretty much any kind of detail work with my hands easier
beaded seat cover - eliminated both the smell and the feeling of swamp ass from sitting in the same chair for too long
erasable pen - I remember these being a shitty gimmick 20 years ago but they've perfected the technology and it feels like you're writing in the future. A dogsend if you're into taking notes but you also have OCD tendencies.
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I bought a small handgun. I haven't used it except practicing at a firing range but it lets me walk without fear by myself late at night. It lets me go places I would otherwise be reluctant to go.
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If you have a lot of stocks and investments in things heavily reliant on global trade and or the service sector I'd advise to keep watch like a hawk over the following weeks to either get ready to bail or wait longer and see if everything gets flattened a bit into bear territory so you can buy it up cheaply in the coming month
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t. person who goes to places at any time of the day
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Like I said earlier, get ready to start dropping stocks and investments now unless you want to hang on for the ride

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Billions was good.
But right now I am watching The Americans. Awesome. One of the best series I have ever seen.
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Honestly what I really want to do is just keep encouraging a cultural cold war and arms race with Russia. For good or ill I believe in the Russians. They're the only valid adversary and rival we've ever had. The Russians really gave us a run for our money and I have every confidence in them creating a new golden age of cinema and vidya if they can just deal with getting around all those thiefs sending money to NYC and London. I have next to no confidence in the Chinese ever being capable of creating arts and culture the way Russians can. Already I've seen and Christ I just realized this makes me sound like a Russia weeb but already I've seen Russia just being culturally superior with the games coming out of there compared to us Wecterners.

I also haven't seen anything really good lately except The Expanse but fuck Bezos. I'm deeply uncomfortable with the scale of Disney and Amazon. One of the other goods series I enjoyed was The Man in the High Castle, also Amazon. I am deeply uncomfortable with these massive corporations that frankly are on the same level at this point as corrupt governments, and them controlling our media should probably be illegal though Russia also has this problem now. Did you know that apparently 20th Century Fox is now just going to be called 20th Century? Because I guess the evil mouse just bought out that whole studio, so they now own and control everything made by 20th Century Fox as well as everything from Star Wars, and we can all see the effect this has on thoroughly ruining Star Wars. I have next to no confidence in us remaining a cultural powerhouse at this point if that kind of crap keeps up.

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Imperfect, but still awesome idiosyncratic adaptation of Shakespeare's historical plays (mainly Henry IV 1 & 2) centered around the character of Sir John Falstaff, a depraved but witty Knight, played by the director himself, Orson Welles. He called this film his best work, and interestingly Falstaff's ultimately tragic story somewhat resembles Welles' own who struggled to make this film, going as far as pretending to make another film to get funding, despite his initial success in Hollywood with Citizen Kane in 1941. The lack of funding has it's impact on the at times sub-par quality of audio and some scenes even containing slight bloopers that might've been corrected with a few more takes, but the film is carried by the generally great acting, ofc expecially by Welles' extremely epressive Falstaff, and some cinematographic highlights, such as the possibly divisive fast-paced Battle of Shrewsbury montage.
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Better Call Saul continues soon and i'm hype

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Oh well, as expected RLM made video about star trek picard. Don't watch it, this tv series is same peace of shit as discovery and not worth even looking at "review" about it. Thought it is even worse than RLM video describes it, like on every level but it was expected.

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Annnd I was talking about none of that. At all. So there's not even anything to address in this post.

So you don't even care about writing quality? Explains a lot actually.

>SW races
Virtually all of them are well designed on some level, or at least taking what they had to work with and making it seem original even if it was just having to paint a trash can. Notice your one example you had to look super hard for a throwaway scene in nuWars. Zabrakh yeah sure. Otherwise the closest thing is a few spots that got basically no screen time in A New Hope. Everything else was designed and a thing like Zabrak is an exception that generally proves the rule.

Anyway I already said my piece and suspect you're talking out your ass on this one. You didn't even know which character I was mentioning in passing in KOTOR and I strongly suspect you don't even play space 4x games.
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>Annnd I was talking about none of that. At all. So there's not even anything to address in this post.
You actually person who make me actually think about this concept and define this kind people as group. Well not only you but still - one of examples, no offence.

>So you don't even care about writing quality? Explains a lot actually.
Great reading of post from someone who pretend to be "writing carer".
1."writing" in games where plot and visuals are secondary to games and mechanics is.. secondary. What an surprise.
2."good writing" is not equal to "things I think cool and things I don't think cool". - most times you operate by this statement.

>Virtually all of them are well designed on some level, or at least taking what they had to work with and making it seem original even if it was just having to paint a trash can.

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Been practicing some more on the Mi-8 since I have had it for a while but not put much time in.

I gotta say that once you get used to her being a flying bus, she flies pretty nicely. She isn't sporty and can't do tricks, but she's got that no bullshit, stable charm. That said, this is Ernst's "Learning the Mi-8 Theme"


It's also a pretty cosy thing to fly. If you were ever wanting to pick up a helicopter stud sim, I'd say this one is a good place to go, with knowledge that it's going to get better in the long run, since the devs are finally moving into final development stages for the Huey's multicrew (their other helo project) so presumably once it's done, they'll put it in the Hip too.
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Showcase of current version of Anvil city from Project Tamriel mod

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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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So then, having finished up that last session in a way that ties up the story of Kurt and Hubert in a fairly satisfying manner, selling a cybernuke for a ticket out of the Block. Next time we will be doing something new.

This means two things. First up, if anybody else wants in on the game, 0600Z on Saturdays is our timeslot. You're welcome to join in. https://discord.gg/ZGmpJe9

Secondly is deciding what we want to do next. I could continue running Bodycount in one of two ways. The first would me more of the kinds of adventures we just had, and the second would be a different setting using the same system. I've been toying with the idea of Cyberpunk Soviet Moscow based on a discussion I had with Brick a little while ago.

If you're not really feeling the system that we're using, I'm happy to run another one, but I think we've got a feel for this one and jerking around systems too often can be annoying. I'm guilty of it in real life, but I'm trying to cut back a bit and run more connected games instead of one or two one-shots in a new system every time.
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I'm fine continuing with the current system and Cyberpunk Soviet sounds
interesting enough to me.

btw, you two would have loved the exhibition of Moebius, sadly I was not able
to take pictures. Particularly the things you don't see often, like the
abstract pieces that were meant to capture the basic means of shape recognition
without giving the satisfaction of resolving into anything recognizable.
Moebius himself was delighted to find people at galleries try to deny that
these were authentic works by him because they did not match any expectations
peope had of him. I'm thinking about visiting the exhibition again, actually.
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Yeah, it depends on how we're feeling as to what setting we go for. I think that more can be done with Block 47 than what we have done, and we could theoretically even transplant it to other places within the Dark Stars setting, there are Free Martian Cities for example that are not under corporate/UN control, and there are other planets too with varying degrees of appropriateness for the system. When the Dark Stars shit comes through from kickstarter, I plan on running that system though, it's a more thorough d100 version of the same setting with higher lethality.

I might need a week to make things for the new setting if we go the soviet route though because I have more shifts than normal this week, so won't have time to knock it out before Saturday.

Ebin art too. Already giving me some ideas for weird golgotha rooms to pretzel my group's brains with :-DDD

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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.
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I was pleasantly surprised stumbling upon Masters of the Universe, an album released in 2007 by indie group Mikrofisch. Be prepared for synthesizers and a drum machine, accompanied by tongue-in-cheek lyrics which frequently reference pop culture. Since I couldn't find all of the tracks individually on Youtube, I'll post Alien Monsters as an Mp3(which I found on archive.org)

Mikrofisch - The Kids Are All Shite

Mikrofisch - Masters Of The Universe (Full Album, 2007)

Individual songs on archive.org:
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It was a good idea to check The Dungeon Synth Archives again. Seems like two new superb and extremely satisfying genres popped up:

>comfy synth

>DINO synth
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At least your weather is nice. I'd love to live in Tel Aviv.

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Because the today thread is inappropriate for that
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Isn't there some rule that credit card debts over 7 years old can't be collected on anymore?

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Making steps day in and day out
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Since we're on that topic already, do you sometimes have a short exchange with someone (esp. a girl) and something feels slightly off about it, and you keep pondering about it then suddenly realise what it was? Well, that just happened to me.
The coworker girl I have a crush on passed me by today and asked whether I've seen the play that was performing, I said I didn't. She said something along the lines of "You should totally see it sometime, it's really good" And that's where I fucked up and just mumbled something about "Yeah, maybe..." instead of playfully asking whether she'd like to see it with me. It was such an easy set-up that would've allowed her to either agree to it or cop out without feeling weird, and I was just too slow-witted to grasp the opportunity.
Makes one think about all the opportunities that one doesn't even realize one missed, not sure whether to laugh or cry.

Now you inspired me to revamp my profile. Before I used to get a few matches per week but for quite a while I had almost none despite not changing much about the profile so I stopped using it.

>No point in berating an intellectually second-class thot for reading shit.

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>Before I used to get a few matches per week but for quite a while I had almost none despite not changing much about the profile so I stopped using it.
May it be that you spam-swiped right? Cause Tinder supposedly shadowbans you for doing so.
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It's something that I've been curious about for a while. I don't really want to use it in a legit way, but I've wondered what the fuck was up with it. Maybe one day I'll install off a burner or something and give it a whirl for laffs.
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Your mom will love you know matter how much you fuck up.
Start living, then when your body can't deal with the abuse, start living clean.
Give everything for a girl and then lose it all.
She'll still be there loving you.

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I have a question: "Wann ist der Unterricht aus?"
Can I answer like this: "Der Unterricht ist um 10 Uhr aus."?
Thank you for your answers!
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The first could be used by a dumb person that wants to sound smart, the other one is the regular word you and everyone else should use.
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The other Ernst is right, but Humanität is needed when you describe something "Die Organisation leistete humanitäre Hilfe im Krisengebiet". You would sound stupid if you would say Menschlichkeitshilfe.
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That's not Humanität but Humanitarismus tho. :DD
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Made me think

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The rationale behind the submachine gun was that the gentler recoil of a pistol cartridge allows one to fire full auto while still hitting the target. Pre-ban fully automatic firearms are prohibitively expensive for civilian ownership in the USA, but currently "binary triggers" that fire twice per trigger pull (once on pull, once on release) are available, which makes SMG-like weapons again a viable choice for civilian ownership. However in recent decades the proliferation of cheap and light body armor has led to SMGs falling out of favor with law enforcement and military users with short-barreled rifles becoming increasingly popular. Do imitation SMGs have any place in the current-day USA or elsewhere for that matter?
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You the Florida Ernst I take it? My research turned up that it was mostly bad in hot and humid areas. If you aren't in one of those then it's particularly interesting data. I guess that when they say heavy in books they mean a heavy material rather than having a large mass though. Thanks for testing.

I can't offer another perspective though. Body armour is Haram here. (How will the completely bent bill kill you if his bullets don't work?)
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Not Florida, Washington State. It was cold enough today and yesterday that while I was outdoors overheating was not a consideration. Indoors I think my experience would be representative of anywhere in the world.
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Yeah for sure. I imagine that it gets pretty brisk on the PNW so the heaters are on indoors :-DD
t. subtropical Ernst with mid-20s Celsius winters
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I tried wearing the vest for another two days. I found that if I wore a short sleeved shirt under it with bare arms I did not ever need to remove the vest to maintain my temperature indoors. This result might have been different in a more humid climate. My shirt was slightly damp at the end of the day but not soaked.

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Okay Ernst, I've been on imageboards since 2004 and during that time I've religiously backed up everything over the years and now my imageboard folder is 200,000 files strong, about 25% of those files are actually labelled so that gives about 50,000 named files.

So here's the deal, you post a single word and I'll search my drive and post the first 3 results
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