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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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Less common than imageboard users will tell you. Although it's not rare and more widespread than anywhere else. In cis countries common opinion is that swallows, fat finns, problems with nose, skin and anything visible is fetal alcohol syndrome. Because it's offensive
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Very historical question.
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Facial reconstuction of the "Dead of Niederpöring".

2015 during escavations near the today Bavarian village Niederpöring the skeleton of a woman who lived 7000 years ago was found. She wore a bonnet decorated with over 400 snail shells. Her age a the time of death could be determined as about 50 years old. The woman was a member of the neolithic Western Linear Pottery culture, the first European farming people , and she is considered as belonging to a privileged stratum of this society.

DNA-analysis of tooth material showed that she was a very close relative to people living in Anatolia at the same time but not to
modern Europeans. Skin color and eye color could also be determinded by DNA analysis. Strontium isotope analysis proves that she grew up and lived all her life in the region where she was buried, her people migrated over the Balkans and lived in the region for hundreds of years without mixing with the native hunter gatherers.


The skull was 3D-CT scanned, and the digitalized data was used to 3D print a 1:1 replica of the skull. This replica was then used for a facial reconstruction according to modern methods known from criminology. Muscles and other tissue were applied in layers with clay according to the proposed age of the person and the given bone structure. The completed medell was then casted in silicone rubber. The skin colour was applied with Airbrush and real human hair was implanted into the rubber-skin. The hair dress was made by a profdessional hairstylist according

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Hide No. 22231 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Old one is kontra K
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Sniper is female and not meant as insult but a nickname, because "Bullseye" sounded too retarded. Man I love this voicepak with Polish/Russian though Chinese sounds like a shit with bad mic. Would you call a female sniper you actuall y like mudak?
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Well, firstly, the word "durak" isn't affectionate at all, it just means "fool", nothing else. There's a variant "durachok" which could be translated to English as "silly" and it can be used affectionately.

Secondly, "durak" is a masculine gender noun, so a female won't be called like that, unless it's her surname or something. Feminine gender variant of "durak" is "dura", and in case of "durachok" it is "durochka". There's also "duryokha", which is not as cutesy as "durochka" and a bit rude, but still more friendly than just "dura".
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>Secondly, "durak" is a masculine gender noun, so a female won't be called like that, unless it's her surname or something. Feminine gender variant of "durak" is "dura", and in case of "durachok" it is "durochka". There's also "duryokha", which is not as cutesy as "durochka" and a bit rude, but still more friendly than just "dura".
Oh yeah right I forgot about that. Come to think, me not using gender forms for fucking everything is probably an equivalent to Slavic article dropping.

>Well, firstly, the word "durak" isn't affectionate at all, it just means "fool", nothing else.
Meh I know what it means. I figured it could be an imaginary play on the soldiers gathering together for card games and finding out some story about her childhood background while drinking and playing cards, with the card tattoo and being a teasing in joke thing for the squad. Plus I simply like that word.

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What is your opinion on Lee Kuan Yew?

I find it interesting how he managed to turn Singapore, a backwards fishing village, into a thriving modern city-state in a single generation through fascism.
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>and refused to be expansionist.
I doubt he refused to recognize the legitimacy of Moroccan Spain.
He was a pragmatic and conservative general, lack of expansionism for him wasn't lack of ambition to do it given the opportunity, just the lack of opportunity to do so, IMO.
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I would definitely agree. There is a lot of masterful engineering and design that took place under the Fascist regime. Some of which is even tied to Fascist thought. I have a real thing for the Lingotto factory. It is spectacular in how it harnesses movement in its design as production spirals upwards, culminating in its ultimate expression of speed. The testing track on the roof. Then you have the Italian arms industry. Known in part for its abortions, but also known for some of the finest pieces in Europe at the time. The Beretta 38, many of their fighter aircraft, their naval vessels. All were really quite advanced and happened in industries that were very much under the thumb of the authorities. I think that there is something of an influence there, though the demise of the intelligent fascist is pretty well documented. You can see it especially in art as time progresses. Italian Futurism that remains in touch with Fascism gets increasingly stagnant and retains an aesthetic without the soul, it's very prevalent if you follow the career of Marinetti before and after the Racial Laws of 1938 for example.

Mussolini was noted as a flip-flopper even by his contemporaries who likened him to a vulture swooping on targets of opportunity. He himself made the interesting but unconvincing argument that in changing times, the regime must change and not be bound by rigid ideology. It pays lip service to the theory of Fascism without actually addressing it.

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Accelerationism is meant here as focused on the future. You clearly went not very deep into accelerationist territory, Nick Land might be a key figure but todays accelerationism is an umbrella term under which many ideas gather and insofar that homogenity is lost. Speed is not acceleration, destruction vs. navigation, are just a few aspects to point out you are making it yourself too easy here. They all have in common that the future is very important tho. And lastly, it's way to young to give a clear vision of what it is supposed to be, the concept itself might be a process in constant vibration and change, open to contigency and not settled now (or never?). So basically accelerationism as a term is as unclear as postmodernism, might be even worse.

>I think one of the only solid futurists was actually Adolph Hitler. Everyone else, fascists and Communists included, ended up being too wrapped up in trying to preserve and romanticize something about the old way of life.
>preserve and romanticize something about the old way

They all were interested in technology, they all had prestigious building plans, even the 1930s US had the Hoover Dam. Look at the Art of Nazi Germany and it's kitschy cultural artefacts, the presentation of family and rural life.

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Another point that needs to be made is that the pervasiveness of Fascist thought wasn't high. Education was poor, and in many places things didn't even remotely change except for when the Dvce showed up, at which point the local leader put on the uniform and made himself look like a Fascist. There was also a general identification with Italy rather than Fascist Italy among the citizens. In bad cases, they went as Catholic before even Italian. It wasn't a regime that held its population under its sway. It's hard for something to be coherent when it's trying to keep an incoherent thing stable. It's why so many Italians helped the Allies after they landed in Sicily. The best way to save Italy was to not get it blown away against a foe that they didn't think they could beat. Just something else to consider when looking at the strange history of Fascism in Italy.

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Fugger (German pronunciation: [ˈfʊɡɐ]) is a German family that was a historically prominent group of European bankers, members of the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century mercantile patriciate of Augsburg, international mercantile bankers, and venture capitalists.


fug :---DDD
No. 23151 Kontra
The swissball appears every then and now to shit up a thread with pol opinion.
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There's absolutely nothing wrong with:
a) wanting a prosperous future for your country
b) wanting to not be surrounded by rapist thieving 3rd worlders
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It's absolutely wrong to spam this garbage in unrelated topics
No. 23209 Kontra
Don't worry, you will get your wall soon :3

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Also S-P-A-C-E since the last thread is on systemkontra

It's old news but apparently there's a planet thought to be made out of graphite and diamonds. I am old enough now that both the frontiers of the internet and this small blue world feel small to me, like the length of our yard and driveway once did, and my hunger only grows

I wonder what it would be like, if ever, for us to see the inconceivable gulf between stars as merely the same thing as a months long voyage between continents
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Animals more savange than humans, because they most times not even have ability to think about such actions. I seen not long ago a street can who eaten direty remants of other cat. This at least interesting science experiments that resulted in many scientific works. This things is what help you and other people to have decent medecine which help save lives.
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This is not normal anywhere outside of Russia, Russia
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Posting supershort posts with bad paint pictures is not normal for shure.
Tbh there was many projecys based on this experience recently to transplant head of person who has not working body, wonder when it will hapoen. It's sucks to be paralysed.
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Quite interesting concept for plane. Hovever I wonder if it will be safe and if it will have constant presshure thought construction - I suspect metal fatigue in some parts of hull may come much faster than on regular plane

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I think you should have a specific question you want to answer before going into academia, e.g. "What did Proto-Northeast Caucasian look like, and can it be proven to be related to Hurro-Urartian?". Without a specific goal like that, you're just shambling around in your chosen subfield, desperately looking for a niche to fill before somebody else takes it, or a deadline comes up.
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Bernd reads a book with words
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We have capacity problems at our uni because of all the Indians studying here for free and not finishing their masters. They would either quickly finish their masters or drop out from Uni if we had these fees or language requirements here in Bavaria.

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So in HBO's popular miniseries Chernobyl, a scientist says that if the corium from reactor 4 melts down into the water filled bubbler pools, it will produce a steam explosion of between "2 and 4 megatons", destroying everything within "a 30 kilometre radius".

My question is this: does that even make sense? How is that possible? Even if the steam explosion caused the other RBMK reactors to explode somehow, why would they explode with so much more energy than reactor 4?
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And a 4 megaton bomb also isnt capable of doing that much damage anyway
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A Finnish nuclear expert on Helsingin Sanomat said that it coudn't have happened. Don't know if he was right.

The tunnel under the rector is real so they were afraid of something.
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They're afraid of a further meltdown that will burn through the ground and pollute the water table. That absolutely will poison the land for many kilometers. IIRC it's actually they're biggest concern, beyond even a buildup of steam and another blowout aerosolizing more radioactive material like Chernobyl 2.0
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replacing sex porn with graphic violence porn.

t; never seen it.

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a russian dacha. no water or electric grid connection.

say something nice about it
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Insulation, water and electricity supply of some kind (rain collecting), sewage composting. Then some sort of adequate interior finish, if you don't want to live like a 18th century fisherman/pirate.
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My problem with A-frames that the walls take away from the usable space and they not that easy to use to other purposes (like fixing a shelf on it, or decorate it with a picture or something). However they usually offer a small loft, attic space, which is nice, added cozyness and such.

Let's go one step further. How about having the option to build one. Hypothetically, I don't have the option and if I would I'm not sure if I built one.
Personally I would lay it east to west so the windows on the two ends of the house faced these directions, to maximize light intake. On the other hand this might be a bad choice for the vegetation on the roof, the north side might be out of direct sunlight and the southern might get too much during the summer (as I think in the circumstances we have here in Hungary).
I'd also plan it to include a loft there to gain space which might prove to be a challenge not to get a too cramped result, this house design doesn't offer that much ceiling space as the A-frame. Put the bed there, kitchen and bathroom below.

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I was thinking these icelandic houses could be indeed used as
a model for cheap prefabricated houses made from concrete panels.

For a wooden house I'd go with either a more traditional design
or even a futuristic one.
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>they usually offer a small loft, attic space, which is nice, added cozyness and such
That's one of the most appealing aspects to the A-frame design. Because of the pitched walls, furnishing the rest of the interior is more challenging, but I imagine I would keep the home nearly empty with only essential seating and appliances.

>How about having the option to build one
Laying it out East to West would be best, and you would probably want the longer sides to get more direct sunlight anyway, to better warm the interior. Any vegetation which is strong enough to survive growing on the earth roof, should survive the extra sun and shade seasonal cycle. Also, if you were willing to elevate the downstairs, then you wouldn't have to stop with just a small area for pipes and wiring. You could go further and dig out an entire basement, as long as you had sufficient support joists at ground level to hold the upper structure(perhaps laid beneath the rock walls, depending on how far down they go).


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You are gifted by God and become the monarch of the country. While you are intially successful something comes up and the only way you can get yourself out of the situation is to successfully invade Russia and conquer its territories. How would you go about invading Russia and how would you do it throughout the entire campaign. Is it even possible?
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This is fucking stupid. All of Russia won't "fall like dominoes" just because you take Moscow.
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Russia is very weak without Moscow. And nobody on the West, ironically, was able to really conquer it. Napoleon did “conquer” it but was then repulsed by a fire lit on the town and had to leave. From my recollection the only people who were able to conquer it were the Poles and the Mongols. They reaped many benefits from doing it, and weren’t resisted much by the rest of the Russians once they took it.
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I'm pretty sure all that would happen is a bunch of outraged Russians would wait until it gets cold to steamroll you from across the urals and from all their industrial centers along the southern border, encircle Moscow, siege it, and then push you back out after half the survivors have eaten the other half to avoid starving to death.

As for the idea of a naval blockade...fucking lol. It is fucking Russia. Just think of all the border troubles say US has with interdicting things and people from Mexico. Now multiply that by like 20 and make it a dozen nations instead of just one. I don't think Russiand even rely on naval based imports much at all to begin with. You'd have to bomb the rail and to do that you're going to somehow need to form a coalition with fucktons of Central Asian countries, Caucasus, and butthurt belters to all agree on letting you somehow try to police flow of supplies into Russia. Oh yeah, and also China, which is responsible for I think the bulk of Russian foreign business relations particularly materials.

You'd need to not just capture Moscow and st Petersburg but also a bunch of cities all along the southern edge, which has been centers of everything from major industry to Russian space program to secret weapons labs since the Soviets. If you took the southern rim along with the entire West of Russia then yeah, you could probably conquer Russia enough that what's left in the interior couldn't do much but guerilla raids.
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Old one deda so there is new one.

Found out there is new game in "space horror" genre - what do you think about it? Looks like it inspired by movie gravity and alien isolation game or something

There also probably still Morrowind free for 25 TES anniversity in bethesda store, but I don't think anybody care about bethesda store and don't have morrowind from gog or other source already.
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Also tbh, I wouldn't even be mad if DCS focused on naval aviation from here on out. Carrier ops are ebin.

I also practiced traps to this, sue me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK0P1Bk8Cx4
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Did my first case 3 trap today. It was a 4 wire (hook caught the last arresting wire on the deck) so not great, but a trap is a trap at the end of the day, and a 4 wire is better than slamming into the back of the boat. That said, it was a pretty easy case 3, and would only be considered such in real life. Visibility was pretty good due to the full moon so in practical terms it was more of a case 2 but I'll take the technical victory there :-D
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Alien Isolation was honestly so scary, I could not play beyond 3 or 4 hours into the game. It was seriously terrifying which is nothing I've ever seen before in a game.
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Can confirm, could not play.

In other news, the gameplay trailer[1] for Death Stranding is 110% Kojima and I love it. Kojima can finally spread his wings.

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP3UngLFou4