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Hide No. 43328 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Post any/all interesting articles, breaking stories or whatever stupid opinion piece that cements your preconceived notions of the world.
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>I'm not sure if it's a cultural thing or Islam's influence but they tend more to keep their egos and arrogance in check.
Are you sure that's not just selection bias based on your dad's educational and class background? Half the stories I hear out of Pakistan are either people chimping out over muh honor (including a great case of pissed off lawyers storming a cardiac hospital and smashing life-saving machinery), or people chimping out over muh prophet's honor.

And 90% of my regrettable interactions with Pakistanis over the internet has taken the form of them shitting on Hindus/Indians for being barbarians/dark, going on about how they're actually Arabs/Persians (and so not the same as those filthy brown Hindus), or at best going on about how NWerners are the master race of the Indian subcontinent (Indian Punjabis do this too).

Also, my interactions with Muslims in general has led to an impression of supreme arrogance. Not the really religious ones, because truly religious people tend to be humbled regardless of their background. But Muslims who take it as an identity over a personal spiritual mission have the most obnoxious, duplicitous triumphalism in the world, even worse than the same type of Christian.
No. 46059 Kontra
You guys seem to misunderstand me about hierarchy. It's not good, it's shit, but it's inevitable because there is no other way to organize a large-scale human society. Managing hierarchy is about making the best of a shit situation, it's not a good in and of itself.
No. 46060
>Are you sure that's not just selection bias based on your dad's educational and class background?

> I don't know why any of us bothers trying to talk directly to some American considering there's only a handful of us here but it's routinely wrong and the assumed person is somebody else.
lol I am not RAC. Wait a minute are neither one of us RAC? Lol.

Anyway these were just my personal observations out of a very small pool and yes indeed it could be that partly because of educational biases however I would also like to point out that the Indians acting trashy I have observed have been just as likely to be educated and like I said they act like they have a chip on their shoulder or something. Desi girls are awesome btw. As a white dude who knows next to nothing about these living cultures and probably I'm just adding fuel to the fires here north Indians or whatever they are actually do look pretty Aryan in the Persian sense to me whereas south Indians--the ones who act like everyone is dirt beneath them almost in a caste sense for having climbed the US citizenship hierarchy--look much more like idk some kind of Polynesians or non-Asiatic looking Pacific islanders.

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No. 46061 Kontra
I too see the inevitability of hierarchy. There is a famous text from a feminist from the 70s about a group she was a member of and she talks about hidden hierarchies and problems that come with denial of hierarchy in groups and exemplified in the group she was a member of.

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Trigger/Gainax have made some of the most visually appealing amine in terms of art styles and visual direction.

Obligatory anime thread too.
No. 45979
Who cares when the story and characters are the same as everyone else or just plain stupid?
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Their style is well suited for animation, it's cartoony but in a way that it's conductive for quick, high energy movement. The fact that guys like Imaishi are westaboos so that gives their stuff more appeal outside of the usual audiences.
I haven't kept up with Trigger after KLK though that Rikka girl is pretty hot and I've been meaning to actually watch LWA one of these days, and I haven't watched seasonal anime in ages. It's mostly been manga for me.

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I couldn't find the old thread. If it still exists please ignore it and pretend this one is the only one that exists, thanks.

For a while now we have a steam group so Ernst can play nice online games with or against other Ernsts.
We actually got a really nice CSGO group going that played regularly with each other.
Sadly we haven't really played much lately so i try it again on /int/ (where i wasn't very succesfull a few month ago) to find fresh blood for our group.
Like i said, CSGO is/was played mostly but it is not a CSGO group, you can ask for players of any other onlinegame, too.
Skill doesn't matter, just have some fun and a good time with Ernst.

No. 45902
Does anyone still play DoD? Last time I checked the servers were totally dead.
No. 45938
Last time i played must be 10 years ago.
If we find some Ernsts we can play a bit with eachother :3
No. 45964
What's even the discord and how does one use it
No. 45969
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  1. Download and install Discord
  2. Make an account, go to join server and add https://discord.gg/UpXdrxG
  3. Join the steam group
  4. Download CSGO and play to the point where you can join competitive games
  5. Ask in the Steam group chat if someone wants to play CSGO in the near future

Hide No. 44858 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Old one is on Systemkontra
No. 45881
>directly approaching her would seem super weird plus it would create the future possibility of social interaction or knowing who and where I am which I'd like to avoid
To remain anonymous, you could send a letter(if you see an address in the tax return) and include a throwaway email for her to reply. To make it less weird, just stress that you wanted to warn her about security, etc. If she answers, then go from there. If not, then you have met your moral obligation. The only downside is how she may react when she realizes a stranger has her address. That may inflict greater harm upon her psyche than the return of her data/a security lesson warrants.
So, yeah, definitely pray about it.
I've found numerous thumb drives, but luckily none had any identifiable information and so
I've never had to face this dilemma.
No. 45883
Can't find the energy to write on my thesis, can't find the energy to tip a text for the room castings for dorm rooms.
Wondering if I can find a room, I find many excuses to not write people when there the price is right nonetheless. I mean I don't want the balcony infront of my room and I don't want to deal with searching a room mate already in december myself and so on.

Wish I knew some cool people there so I could easily live alone. Well less money will break that dream anyway.
No. 45894
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>Get message from old HS that I should send back a digital copy of my degree because there might be some problems with it
>Send it back
>"Everything is all right with your papers (so fare the only case where this is true)"
Pretty nice of them to "remedy" this issue after two fucking months during the fucking enrolment procedure, but whatever.
I'd have been pretty fucking mad if I failed to enrol because of an undiscovered bureaucratic error. (That slipped past like three layers of bureaucracy.)

I woke up at 8 o' clock and had a small breakfast and then just lounged around the house. My sister went to pick up her new textbooks, and after she left, I immediately set to make lunch, only to find it's still only 10 o' clock.
So I went and picked up my package. They misspelt my name on the package. I guess it happens when you have a long name with a slightly archaic spelling.

I think I now own every book of interest from this press. (Except for maybe their Mongolian-Hungarian dictionary, but I'm not particularly interested that much in the Mongolian language as of yet.)

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Managed to write 5000 characters for the thesis, might finish reading a chapter and taking some notes to make a paragraph out of it that then can be compared to the source and how that is similar.If everything goes super well I might have a finished but not polished or streamlined thesis by 1st September and having about 10000 characters more than necessary, I nearly hit the required amount of characters today and I still need to write a small chapter and 3-4 pages of introduction and a summery. The general idea would be down on paper then if I get it done. I just hope it works that way, came home and have been doing nothing besides going to the grocery store, I feel queasy. Might have to do with seeing my coworker today, we were quite reserved. On the weekend she wrote me she fears I would delete her number once I get out of town. We both limited ourselfs, I told her I don't want to write anymore and she said don't touch me anymore. It's just that we majorly fucked up by getting so close and then she blows it all off, well understandable but still feels shit. I still fucking like her and always like talking to her but there now is this uneasy feel that I can't have her which makes me avoid her. I know that I can feel the same for other women that can be easily, if they make me feel that comfortable around her, but atm there is none but her. Fucking shit.

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I've been trying to write a full-size novel for sometime now, and I've only got past the first thirty pages. I have the plot in mind, but I have trouble in building the narrative. The description of events looks very mundane and dull. I don't know how to use an interesting combination of words.
No. 45596
Writing is very much a question of technique and not just ideas. The question of form, of how to give story a form. This is probably the harder part. It takes practice. I never really was drawn to writing literature myself but I studied it and technique is what it takes just like in every other art.
Agree that a novel is too much for the beginning. Don't expect to write good stuff too soon I guess.

If you want a classic book on how literature works, but not a book that is "10 tips for writing your novel": Story and discourse. narrative structure in fiction and film by Seymour Chatman. It breaks down how narration works content and form wise.
No. 45607
There's a very good series of craft-of-writing lectures on Youtube by Brandon Sanderson. He's a good writer and a best-seller, and every year his class at BYU (where the lectures are taken from) produces at least one or two professional writers.

Granted, he's a science fiction/fantasy author, and a lot of his advice is geared towards that genre in particular, but to a great extent the craft of writing is universal, and I'm not aware of any other resource of similar size and quality (certainly not for free). Like any art, writing is as much a skill you can learn as it is an expression of vision and genius. All you can really do is learn from the advice of masters, and practice.
No. 45609
I tried to set up a weekly writing group a while back, but nobody was interested. The idea is that every week we would submit some piece of writing, read each others' work, and offer comments and recommendations. If you're interested in that, OP, I have an IRL friend who would join too, and perhaps some of the literary-minded Ernsts will be interested once we already have a group up and running.
No. 45816
Writing is really hard tbh. I try to follow the basic techniques which are usually helpful. Like not repeating nouns or adjectives, switching up sentence order, and creating immersion with the five sensations.

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What is the ecological significance of carnivorous animals? Why did certain animals evolve to become carnivorous? What if all animal life was herbivorous?
No. 45762
Wasn't there some game like Everquest or Runescape or something where the devs programmed in herbivores and grass and accidentally caused an ecological disaster followed byva virtual population crash?
No. 45774
Evolution is the propagation of patterns that are good at being propagated. If eating other animals is a successful strategy to increase the likelihood of propagation, then some animals will eat other animals.

It is a successful strategy because animals represent highly concentrated masses of nutrients, much more so than plankton or most plant material.

Another way of saying it is that every energy source that can be utilized by life WILL be utilized by life, because the main limit on the propagation of biological organisms is energy, and each energy source represents a viable strategy for reproduction.
No. 45800
Ultima Online maybe? I have heard that it had a system that keeps track of all wild animals, monsters etc in the gameworld individually (instead of randomnly generating then when necessary) and they were even able to level up on their own. I have not heard the ecocatastrophy story though but it might be possible in a game in which the creature mechanics are like this
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How to write (literature) quickly? I took an entire month to just write twenty pages. I have to keep making changes because it just doesn't look right. How long does it usually take for a real author to finish writing a full-length book (like 300 to 500 pages)?
No. 45751
Real authors can need weeks, months, years just for the research.
E.g. if you're writing crime it's quite hard to get an appointment to visit a morgue.
No. 45752
Like the one above me said, researching your subject material can be both time int intensive and materially costly
No. 45760
Truly great literature often either comes at moments of grave insight or is the product of at times literally decades worth of work. It's like with anything else India you have to have patience because a rushed job is always going to look like a rush job in anything you do, be it love making or fixing a PC or building a desk or writing the great novel or painting a masterwork.
No. 45775
  1. Write every day. 1-2k words is a good, doable goal.
  2. Write more, edit less. You will only get better at writing by writing. It's better to finish an imperfect book than to create a single perfect chapter. Once your work is done, in its entirety, then you can go back and edit. But remember, professional editors exist for a reason, and your book will not be perfect even when you send it out looking to be published.

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Why is lust sinful? When you lust over a woman without actually doing anything to her, for example, while watching pornography, are you actually committing a sin? I am still very confused about this, and I feel that my pornography addiction is coming in the way of my spiritual enlightenment.
No. 45722
And FYI a fuckton of people get the ruddy hell out of dodge when they become an adult too, myself among them. Also, everything you're saying here doesn't actually address the point of the post, which is that Catholics feel more guilt because their entire fucking doctrine is built on the stuff, I had a Catholic education, I know this from first hand experience. So you can shove your manchild insinuation up your arse. The content of said doctrine as you're saying it is actually reinforcing my point, that Catholic thought is heavy on guilt, and therefore they feel more guilty than others.
No. 45764
wait why are there Catholics in Australia? I thought it was an almost entirely Protestant country.
No. 45767
Why wouldn't there be Catholics in a country whose initial penal colonists had a significant Irish background? For a while, Sedition (the Irish Nationalists mostly) got you transportation and not death.
No. 45771
Similar cynicism about human nature exists within protestantism, though their judgement manifests as more outward, rabid aggression rather than self loathing. Former protestants seem to have less cultural baggage than former catholics, though other factors may come into play. This internal repression comes off as more psychologically "heavy".
I have a catholic background but I don't know how much of my own self-disgust stems from it. My own family's technically catholic but even calling them sunday catholics would be a huge stretch. My parents forgot that I was supposed to do confirmation ages ago.

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Corona Thread #2

Everything related to the virus and it's impacts on whatever goes in here.
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Honestly at this point I gave up on following Covid in the US, because it's a colossal clusterfuck that makes no sense as an outsider.

Bydlo here stopped wearing masks when not in a store or on public transport, judging by the news-footage I saw a couple of days ago about local flower and bread-festivals and such.
The big issue is that on September 1st, lower education will reopen, and by the end of the first week, higher education will too. It'll increase public transport usage by ~40% in the capital.

You can't have the kids sit 1.5 metres from each other like the government recommends, because there's not enough room in most schools for that.
The issue is that if they order education to be digital again, the parents won't stand for it.
(Especially in the lower grades where a disproportionate amount of teaching would fall on them, which they wouldn't be able to handle. At best, the parent is tired, at worst, we'll have a generation of kids who have shaky academic foundations because of corona.)(At least this is what I've found to be the general sentiment while talking about the state of the education during the rona with colleagues.)

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> big issue is that on September 1st, lower education will reopen, and by the end of the first week, higher education will too. It'll increase public transport usage by ~40% in the capital.
Where we're going, we won't need eyes to see

>At best, the parent is tired, at worst, we'll have a generation of kids who have shaky academic foundations because of corona.)
This is really just a bunch of whiny parents exhausted from dealing with their kids who want to put the national health at risk because they'd rather a bloated taxpayer funded babysitter to deal with them. That's literally the actual rationale from the public side, and creating drone's from the system's side.

Obviously I am rooting for and cheering on the possibilities of this thing completely crashing their indoctrination of a whole generation of kids. Maybe it's different in your schools but I can tell you from experience in spite of the noble efforts of a select few educators the entire American public school system is completely worthless for everything except its actual non-stated function as John Taylor Gatto alluded to in his Against School paper and The Underground History of American Education which largely applies to any society that adopted the Prussian model of education particularly around industrialization.

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No. 45720 Kontra
I don't blame anyone for thinking that. Part of stems from how different areas are handling it, so some parts of the country are losing their minds, others are just waiting.
There's a bit of difference between not following regulations and actively fighting them. At work we had to develop isolation procedures for members of the public who don't cover up due to medical or "political" reasons. Part of me thinks that a working vaccine will take ages to be implemented because some bydlo heard that Russia made it first.
I am of the idea that missing a single year of public school courses isn't going to change much for our students. Colleges are a different thing but few people really graduated "on time".
No. 45765
lol where do you work? At least you're not paddling upstream against many of your coworkers.

I personally have a really bad feeling about this coming winter. Thank god I could also source some KN-95s for all that may be worth.

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There are four known species of animals that do not require oxygen for survival. One of these is in the phylum Cnidaria (that also includes complex relatively lifeforms such jellyfish), and the other three belong to the phylum Loricifera. Pic related is the Cnidarian parasitic species Henneguya zschokkei, that infects certain species of salmon.
No. 45705
Honestly this shit is fucking hilarious and also absolutely terrifying when you consider that all life used to be anoxic until the bacterial sheets growing on the planet and under the ocean totally saturated every 02 sink particularly iron until it began building up in the atmosphere and poisoning all of them. This is by far my favorite and most terrifying bit of trivia, because it means that one of the worst mass extinction events in the history of this planet literally happened because a bunch of dumbass bacteria poisoned the atmosphere so badly that it became exterminatus level toxic to exist in at which point they largely sterilized the planet of themselves.

Why is the Great Oxygenation Event so terrifying? Because mankind's arrogance doesn't take into account them being literally as short sighted and stupid as bacteria in totally deforming the planet and terraforming its atmosphere to the point that we end up sterilizing it of ourselves and the bulk of complex life. It'd be especially ironic if we ended up completing a billions of years old brick joke by making the planet too hot for lots of oxygen producing life to exist in, thus precipituously causing a drop in 02 and subsequent collapse of much of the biosphere with only a thinner amount of 02 left in the atmosphere.