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Hey ernst!
What are some cool websites?

https://news.ycombinator.com/news - Cool news, technology related mostly
http://spaceweather.com/ - Mostly news about the sun. Hot tips on solar spots and incoming flares, information on solar cycle etc.
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Dang sry
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https://www.oldbookillustrations.com/ - Vintage illustrations that have been lovingly scanned, uploaded and organized.
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>Hacker News
Check out lobste.rs too

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Why do intelligence agencies still use torture as a means of obtaining information? Is it that there are no equally effective alternatives for quickly producing information that don’t involve torture, or is it because torture is already institutionally embedded in these agencies?
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This he doesn't even know what the fuck he is talking about. I do know that plenty of hackers are usually contacted by alphabet agencies, and iirc wasnt the guy who ran 420chan also asked by spooks to do spook things at one point? Come to think of it it's kind of strange moot hasn't been unless he either did and we just don't know or they never saw anything valuable in him and his community (which I highly doubt).

Like a lot of this is just flatly wrong my dude and furthermore it completely misunderstands the real role of them to begin with. I mean, what, you think that spies are all about drinking martinis and beating confessions out of people or some idiotic silly bullshit like that? Like the vast majority of spying isnt even wetwork, of which interrogations themselves are but a tiny percent. There's actually very little about intelligence work especially these days that involves dressing up in funny costumes and schmoozing with people or whatever you imagine it is that they do because most HUMINT ops have been replaced with SIGINT kind of stuff anyway, and of that much more of it is just about meeting people, gaining contacts or compromising information and so on, or planting the occasional bug which frankly if you have to physically go there to bug the place even in the 90s let alone 2010s you're probably doing it wrong anyway.

When it comes to the stuff like Abu Ghraib a lot of that wasnt even being done by spooks to begin with which probably is a big part of why that dumpster fire even happened to begin with. In a lot of these cases you're dealing with the same jackoff soldiers and besides which real torture, real enhanced interrogation methods, really just boils down to breaking down a guy's mind and his mental defences and willpower. This is why sleep deprivation and starvation is used and why that works better than beating anyone ever could. Trying to "beat the truth out of somebody" is exactly what I would expect of some sort of fucking retarded low IQ cop who could never possibly qualify for an intelligence post to begin with.
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I suppose if it's stil being used, then it suggests to some extent that it works.
I'm dubious about studies that suggest it doesn't work. How do those studies work? Surely it would be completely unethical to subject a test population to torture methods, and if the study is set up just to determine if torture can extract information, then I suppose it misses two fundamental reasons why torture was used historically, and that was to humilate which then is a means to extract confessions and information, as well as to terrify people away from dissent. It's why historically a lot of torutre was done in public.
If those studies are anecodtal, based on the fact torture didn't acquire certain information when used in the past, then is that including all torture committed? Even if torture doesn't lead to confessions and useful information in 9 out of 10 cases, then it's still worthwhile subjecting the victim to torture anyway in case he's that 1 out of 10. Torture is a fairly cheap means of acquiring information if you think about it in that way, compared to actual detective work, espionage and surveillance. A car battery and electrodes may not get you information all the time, in the case that it does, it only took a few hours and cost nothing.
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Because Bush Juniors advisors where heavy into it and because the idea that beating someone into submission would suddenly make him reveal all his secrets is deeply rooted in some cultures.

Not saying threatening to cut someone balls off would make him say things he normally wouldn't but those who will speak when threatened isn't trusted by those who knows secretes anyway.

Basically if you have the time it is little effort to take a car battery to the scrotum of a group of people because someone will know the next guy in the chain and you can make a puzzle little by little or at least tell the other guys that someone has named them. But it isn't a good way to build a relationship on, unless you are in to that sort of thing.

But if you want the good stuff you have to talk to the guy. No amount of SIGINT or torture will give you that.
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No, I dont think its martinis and suits. I do think however that in the context of torture and interrogation like this thread is about, its better to talk about the topic at hand instead of veering off about other parts of the machine.

Besides, SIGINT is passive, relying on something being said and it being the right thing out of effectively coincidence. Great for observation, but its not replacing HUMINT that can steer itself towards information as it is found.

And tbh, everybody knows roughly what kind of dirty shit the CIA gets up to, so those joining up are either psychos who dont care, or retarded enough to justify fermenting illegal activities like the drug trade on foreign soil as aelf defence. Coppers with a shinier badge, and every bit as porky.

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Can we have a Syria thread or is it against the rules? Many recent developments there with US pulling out, Turkey invading in and SDF allies with SAA.
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That's a news thread, about current news. Not a specific thread that will drag in bad crowds, like yourself and this Turkish poster.
There are many, many other places you could go to host this thread in.
Political discussion kills, literally in some cases.

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What Ernst opinion about Marco Polo?
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Hes a spook.
He had too many spook markers on him aka lucky coincidences.The only other even more famous venetian jew is Napoleon ofcourse.
I guess Marco Polo stories was a project to popularize/increase international maritime trading which Columbus was the biggest proper kickstart of them all.
Since Polo was a jew i guess we can indirectly see their influence and power in that period of time in the places where he "travelled".

At wiki we have: ‘During the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), a Ming emperor conferred seven surnames upon the Jews, by which they are identifiable today: Ai (艾), Shi (石), Gao (高), Gan (甘), Jin (金), Li (李), Zhang (張), and Zhao (趙). Two of these, Jin and Shi, are the equivalent of common Jewish names in the west: Gold and Stone.’

And another paste: https://semiticcontroversies.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-travels-of-marco-polo-and-jews-of.html

One of the odd things about 'The Travels of Marco Polo' is that it is one of the first mentions we have of jews being resident in China and more specifically of the jewish community at Kaifeng, which had been the capital of the Song dynasty before it was moved to Hangzhou and then, with the Mongol conquest, to Beijing.

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>Since Polo was a jew
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Phew, what a Kohl opener. Adjust yourself.
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With time he might be capable of having actual discussions though, but that being said

No wait never mind you're right. This is all just copyapasta from a blog called "semitic controversies" no less and your sole piece of original content was unspeakably fucking retarded.

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Ahh, finally i can go skiing again. Kitzbühel opened two slopes with stashed snow from last year. It's was 25°C outside today.
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Who even wants to go skiing at 25C, when the last Apples are not yet harvested? It's like gingerbread in September.

Oh, wait.
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> stashed snow

Do they keep the winter snow in a giant freezer or summat?
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It's quite nice to go skiing with just a shirt or a thin sweater on. I did it once at the Dachstein glacier.

1.) Make a huge hill out of snow
2.) Cover it with insulation and white tarp
3.) ???????????
4.) Profit

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Ernst, do you have too much free time? Do you use a browser to surf the web? Do you like sci-fi? Then I have just the thing for you!


It's a browsergame (so, you can play it from any browser), it's mostly text based. You manage planets, they produce ressources, which you use to build ships, to get more ressources. It's a persistent universe which is even active when you're not online, and since it's multiplayer, you can attack other players (and they can attack you). Pictures related, it's the game.

I will register a new account in a few hours, and I'd like other Ernsts to join me (it's way more fun if more people are playing). It's completely free (well, there are paid features, but you can unlock them with one click/day easily). We could form an alliance (to be named, preferably something Ernst-related).

There's also a german version of this thread: >>>/b/6422
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Ernstallianz exists now!
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I keep hoping that Ernst will have a /trek/ board someday soon. I'd like to share my interest in ST, and other sci fi with Ernst that also enjoy it.
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We have movie thread.
I want to post soon about ds9 documentary I seen recently.
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Thanks. I'll check that thread.

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Do you have any more?

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I clicked and it's some guy in Putin-rocker (Russia wolves or however they are called) outfit being butthurt that they made the Sovietunion look bad.
Tiles falling from the walls and windows being defunct in the hospital, officials calling each other comrade plus using their full last names, drinking vodka etc.
"It's the little details that make it obvious that the main function of the show is making Sovietunion look bad" etc. etc., endless nonsensical lamentation of eternal butthurt.
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You're very desperate to support a lying show that purposely misrepresented the past and the people who cleaned up the disaster.

>How HBO's Chernobyl lie right in your face...
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---> 4cancer sosach/int
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epic butthurt in this itt

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Saturday so drinking since early morning. Reached for the can as soon as i woke up. Had 7 beers yesterday after work but called a taxi to shop that works till 2am and bought more beers. The taxi driver said i was his last client and we also got some food together (chicken and a burger) then he took me home.

Drinking 4th can of tyskie now
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I had a bad 4 day bender, involving go on a night protest drunk, drinking more, arguing with Mainlanders and a manlet Press guy.
The next 3 days anxiety, night sweats and other things wasn't really worth it.
Result was I missed 2 days of work recovering, a few broken glasses.
Anyway yesterday was only 6 cans and more than half a bottle of Whiskey.
Double label not really worth the price tag when I can get a litre bottle of Famous Grouse for half the price.

PSA, Don't drink
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Well done. I don't drink much anymore either. By which I mean I don't drink to get drunk anymore. For about three years I'd be getting toasted every day after work. The best thing about being sober is that you discover an extra two hours in the afternoon/evening that would otherwise have disappeared in a drunken blur.
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cool blog post
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How Latvia can stop russians from drinking chep perfume to get drunk?

Gov. is considering taxing the shit out of perfume products.

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Can we have quality thread on this topic? I honestely dunno what to disscuss specifically - types of anthropomorphism, your favorite pictures, talk about theoretical anatomy and other possibilities, searching for different media with anthro animals.

I don't like all "furry" resourses where I been - not people that I want to talk with, not people who cares about interesting disscution, just some teenagers who jerk off on mediacore quality hentai pics.

Ah yes, to not harm other posters post nsfw pictures under spoilers. Hope there will be people who interested in this thematics as much, as myself. And maybe we can attract to club more new people.
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Decided to bump it just in case it will sink because of spam
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Should have picked up drawing years ago, now I can't draw.
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You can draw from any age - it's just requre time and patience, depending on your natural skill.
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Also we have drawing thread if you interested.

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what is your highest level achieved in academia?
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Hm. Maybe I should just go to trade school after undergrad. I don’t have any debt due to scholarships and I’m still young.

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I just don't want to waste my money on stupid shit that won't do much of anything for me, which is what my BA was ultimately except I at least got the most excellent chance of spending four years hanging out exclusively with 17-23 years olds and doing young adult things. I won't actually get that as a Master's student however at least I'd plausibly be surrounded by people above the level of complete dumbasses during that time frame, but like hell am I piling more debt on. Of course on the other hand, having a MA in some field much actually get me a well paying job. Fortunately I had no such illusions about a BA doing that. I sorta feel bad for all the people who didn't realize it was a scam ahead of time though.
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Thanks Mr.PhD, but I knew that already. It anyhow all comes back to "do you want to be hired?" or "do you want to self-employed?". I just want to live my life with enough money to survive + a few bonuses. So far so good and that without ever paying taxes (and no, I am not a criminal in any kind, just using loopholes.) I am considering the Masters next to the self-valuing obviously because of the credentials. Academics became inflationary, no news here unfortunately. PhD is the new Masters etc. But I think I will just continue how I do, since I am always able to find a (okayish) job, but I simply dont want 99,9999% of them. Fortunately I have the wealth of long-term friendships with smart and honorable friends, who will support me when I am homeless!
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MSc in a top tier brand name uni in anglo land

Should have listened to my mom and stayed for a PhD instead of trying to rule over third worlders tbh