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>>9070
>Since there is no philosophy threda
here it is.

i was lately toying with a little idea and wanted to hear Ernst's input on it.

As you all may know we have a serious problem with plastic pollution. We developed some genetic engineered fungi capable of breaking down plastics and reintroduce the parts into the "normal" biological cycle. I'm not aware of some genetic engineered bacteria capable of doing such, but let's suppose we have some.

would you introduce these into the wild bio-cycle?

I would tend towards "yes". First, let's try to imagine/determine all possible consequences. Ya, yaha. I know impossible task to do so; just look at what fuckery we did to the australian bio-cycle.

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No. 44364
I do not understand why this is supposed to be some sort of a difficult question. Clearly Theseus' ship simply becomes less and less of itself. Each time a part is replaced it comes back less and less, like how Beric Dondarrion described his process of being repeatedly brought back from the dead, until such a time as there is nothing left. All the pieces of it in a pile is the original ship. The reconstructed ship sitting in the harbor is clearly a new ship, with it going from mostly the same ship, to somewhat the same, to only a little bit the same ship, to mostly not the same ship until finally the last nail gets plucked out at which point it becomes 100% a different ship.

What you may call as the same ship if it is a specific museum attraction becomes the attraction itself, and it does not become a different attraction because the object of the attraction itself doesn't change, only the object within the attraction, so it merely goes from "attraction of the Theseus' ship" to "attraction of replica of Theseus' ship." The part within the object has changed, but the object of the attraction remains.

I can only think that one reason somebody might have a problem with that is because of the fact that we have a very trepidatious understanding of our own selfhood, which of course bears the question "am I not then the same person?" and I think that the answer which would be much more startling is evidenced by our language of it itself: "I was a different person then." Your cells are supposedly completely renewed once every 7 years, so that truism goes, which frankly is very clearly evident both physically and mentally and emotionally. Your only concept for the singularity of the sense is an enduring strand built around a constantly shifting memory complex, which I think shows a certain inferiority in Western philosophy in general as opposed to the Eastern conceptualizations of selfhood which do not have the same problem of concerning things as eternal and iconoclastic against the world. If all of your memories could be fundamentally altered too then would you still be the same person? Most likely not, and with the sole conceptualization of a human being as being the same is that of the immortal soul, which would remain the sole unchanging part to the human-complex of objects.

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>>44364
Oh well, then "you" die everytime you sleep.

The thing you completely miss is that "sameness" is a concept applied by human perception in the first place. The question becomes one of identity.

Is really the only measure of identity whether an observer is able of continually focusing on it?

Viewing time as a continuous reaction, it becomes clear that the only reason to apply the concept at all is the fear of death and decay, or rather, the imminence of temporarity.

That's why it helps to cast aside the fear of death and commiting to a metaphysical plan. Since my stream of consciousness is broken every night and my body regenerates, I'm someone else every day - so what? In a sense, that is absolute freedom while I still have the initial mission defined by my space in the time reaction. I am not bound by the perceptions and mental limitations I had the day earlier. Of course the physical makeup of my body still favors some decisions over others, but with everything decision, I have the power to define what "is" me.
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No. 44378
>>44371
The differences between you today and you yesterday are minuscule. I don't see a mere interrupt in the stream of consciousness as carrying that transformative weight and beside which it neglects that you don't merely lie there motionless but dream, and I think it's well arguable given whatever philosophy or psychological perspective you adhere to that the dream you is the real you and that's who dies every morning. But the brief interrupt and minuscule changes is like saying that every night you shut off your computer you have a different computer the next day. It is in a different state and even if you restore it it's still the same essential computer. Where it can easily be said it's no longer quite the same is where you have to do such an incredible system restore of not outright drive wipe and reinstallation of everything.

I think that part of it is language is much too precise and definite for reality and that it likewise impairs our cognitive faculties of referencing the authentic. When you take some seeds from a plant you grew and then plant them and watch them grow into a bud and flower and then pluck seeds from it to plant those, at which point are those definite things? As one singular being that plant could be said to be it's own process of plant from the moment it began growing as those seeds, even if one could also just as easily state the entire plant species and form of life is a meandering river and one individual in its species is merely the false current in stream, ready to form and disappear again. But because our language is so imprecise you do not see things that way.

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>>44378
I like reading what you're writing.

How would you take on the idea that the entity <Theseus' ship> had to exist before it was even built, because it was the prerequisite to it being built?

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I'm sorry for shitting up your board. Does anyone know what happened to britfa.gs? It has been down for a few days for me.

Is this now the only living KC adjacent board? I feel a bit sad to think of the days I spent posting there, things online feel different now.
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>>44262
>Hate to break it to you, but educated people are dull and boring as well. They're worse in a way, because you get pretension and arrogance along with the pigheaded stupidity.
This tbh, you don't have to be smart to have a degree or masters, you simply have to have the discipline to chug through the work you're given.

t. useless History and Philosophy degree haver
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>>44076
did they ip-block me or I forgot to turn on some settings?
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>>44327
Afaik you need a British IP/proxy to access the site. Or at least that’s how britfa.gs worked. That used to redirect you to a fake amazon ubuntu testing site.
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No. 44414 Kontra
If any lads are still lurking here, we're back baby.

https://britfa.gs/*/

Thanks for the hospitality ernst.

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I miss krautchan. I was not on Krautchan for years now, and not even any other imageboard. God i miss it so much.

Please.
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>>26829
We've discussed this for years at length and the nearest I can guess to pinning it on any one primary cause is internet capable cellphones. Their mass proliferation happened roughly at the exact same time or prior by just a few months practically. That is when the internet as a whole took a nosedive and sadly imageboards got popularized right before that happened so it killed 4kanker the most thoroughly. Cellphones closed the wild west days of the internet.

This is why we need space. I need to get to some frontier away from these godforsaken Martians, Earthers, and various other sorts who become welwala and invariably turn all beltalowda into the same cancer.
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>>44224
Move to the Arctic Circle. People do it already for exactly that reason. If that's too difficult, then don't but moving to space would be even harder, so don't delude yourself.
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>>44224
Wait, has Expanse-vocabulary been made into a meme?
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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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No. 44215
I just realized I haven't bought anything like that. Everything like that that has a positive impact on my daily life has been gifts, like my kitchen knife sharpener. Although I gave something similar as a present to someone else so you could say I bought it. Sharp knifes are a must when cooking.

>>44183
It is the desire for cheap stuff and the feeling that you have cheated the system if you buy something that has a reduced price for a limited time that drives it. Quality has a cost in either money or time spent finding it.
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No. 44222
>>44215
>>44183
No no you clearly don't understand, that is absolutely fucking expensive too and it's preying on people who don't know any better what things should cost, which shouldn't even matter because you're basically justifying a thief and a con artist by saying "well that person who got scammed deserved it for being greedy." That isn't the fucking point but it's totally irrelevant anyway because even $3 is a bit steep for a pack of coleus seeds for example, and $6 is absurdly expensive even if they're some kind of boutique heirloom what the fuck ever. A packet of those kind of seeds in the store costs you like $1.20 or $1.99 or whatever. In a lot of cases the seeds aren't even germinating so whatever pensioner who just got ripped off and wants to do their own flowerbed is going to think they did something wrong and maybe order them again or ask her grandson she likes telling everyone about having a green thumb to help her with it.

Or maybe they did realize they got scammed, likely not even for weeks after waiting for the seeds to germinate if they planted them soon after.

Really it's the kinds of bullshit which is why I try to avoid the fucking Chinese like bubonic plague or SARS 2 they gave all us because they're the worst cheats and thieves on the planet and theyre like cockroaches on the internet. I just had them rip me off too and the sole reason I am even not out just a bit under a hundred dollars is because I went through a third party company who I thought I was ordering from them instead, it was was they who ultimately got me the refund in spite of the fact I checked my bank statement and yeah, they actually didn't even give me all my money back. So if they just keep scamming hundreds of people they always win because even if it's just like five or ten dollars they keep each time and even if they got forced to refund every time that adds up and they had to do nothing to get that money. This is an instance of them not even bothering to ship it.

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>>44195
No. I want them kicked off it entirely and I want to harm them financially and bring bad luck upon their house and three generations of their offspring.

And don't think I'm giving these companies who tolerate their presence on their sites a pass either I'm just shocked that even Newegg is willing to put up with it. None of them should be allowed to keep doing business and for the lot of good that'll do because I know they'll reappear the next day under a different name. I cannot remember even once having a pleasant transaction with the Chinese and American corporations should have their balls roasted over coals for it too because they don't care either so far as shartmart and Amazon go but they're actively working to sabotage actually decent American businesses at the same time.

It is so bad that I usually try to go out of my way to buy American not because of some misguided sense of patriotism or whatever but because the actual quality of the goods is almost universally trash and scams. Things like having lead in toothpaste and baby formula or toxic drywall is not some sort of aberration, but rather is business as usual with the Chinese. It's not like dealing with actually decent people like the Vietnamese or Koreans or Thai or Japanese or whoever. It's a distinct mindset of Han businessmen.
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tooth paste
tooth brush
toilet paper
clothes

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I honestly believe some races are superior to others. This is a basic rule of nature and survival. Just take a look at extinct animals.You either hunt or be hunted. But there is another category, cheeky cunts who leech of with eating the rotting leftovers. Today the same thing is happening in our society. These Untermensch, they fear our might and power but we've been poisoned! They've been leeching from us these vermins are sucking our blood alive what do you have to loose! Time has come for us to rise get rid of these irritants

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No. 43738
what a piece of shit just in two posts

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New one.
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>>43602
Honestly the sad thing is any form of anarchism is doomed to failure whenever you retain a societal superstructure above 200-250 people. As for the markets it's a pipe dream. Anyone who's played a game of poker should have realized this by now because the accumulation of capital will always become concentrated with a small group using it to seize power over others.

This is the thing that I think most bydlo fail to understand which is that the moment you get beyond the basic necessities and a few luxury goods it's chiefly a matter of power. Maybe if you're a millionaire it's not but when we're talking about having ten, twenty million dollars, it's less and less about the money and by the time you're into the hundreds of millions has nothing to do with the money at all.

The system itself will always be subject to it's own entropy. There is no natural homeostasis to a radical free market.
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No. 43604
>>43603
>Honestly the sad thing is any form of anarchism is doomed to failure whenever you retain a societal superstructure above 200-250 people
Why does it need to be bigger? The point isn't to make an anarchist anything, it's to tear down the existing monopolisation of power that is the state.

>Anyone who's played a game of poker should have realized this by now because the accumulation of capital will always become concentrated with a small group using it to seize power over others.
Except Poker itself is based on big-C Capitlist principle of zero-sum interaction, while the Market is not by its nature, zero-sum. A market does not exist outside of those who participate, so if the people exclude predatory practice from their market, then their market is not predatory. If a market uses non-Capitalist methods of valuation including things like need as mitigating factors in trade then it moves towards a socialistic market. It's a common misconception that Market and Capitalism are the same thing, but they are not. This is what is meant when Market Liberals talk about disliking Capitalism. The other advantage of Revolutionary philosophy over reformist philosophy is the willingness to overthrow something that establishes itself as a tyrant. Using the Poker analogy, it'd be if the rest of the table instead decided to play snap, and the poker guy wanted to keep taking everyone's money. It's play snap or get out.
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No. 43606
>>43604
>Why does it need to be bigger?
different American
All you need is two villages to pool their forces under one warlord and the process of state formation will begin anew.

This is how it all started in the first place, after all. Human societies underwent a process of Darwinian selection, whereby the more militarily capable ones conquered the others. Usually, that meant the large conquered the small, and over time this meant that led to human societies progressing up the ladder of size, complexity, and tyranny.

Anarchism can only work if we all go back to being hunter-gatherers. I have yet to see a convincing argument as to how it's supposed to work otherwise.
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No. 43630
I definitely don't feel right but I don't have a fever. I've had fatigue, nonstop chills, and getting winded by the weirdest simplest shit and now the lower part of my right lung is starting to hurt. It feels like I cant breathe at work. I'm going to try getting tested but I'm still as frightened of the potential medical bills. I guess on the plus side the worst case scenario other than death which is probably unlikely is that I either get ordered to avoid people and not go to work or go anywhere, or that it turns out I had some different problem. It feels really eerily similar to the early parts of Lyme disease though. I'm fine as long as I don't exert myself at all and try to avoid smoking except some shortness of breath and feeling like absolute garbage in the morning and being uncomfortable at night.

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What role do imageboards play in our time?
Are they comparable to the secret societies of old days?
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>>43533
>unironically linking to /pol/
I am half tempted to make some 4krebs tier shitpost about your "digits." Just imagine that. People so fucking dumb that a post ending in 33 is enough to use as part of "argument" why not to pay attention.

Anyway it's a well known fact that the FBI and other alphabet soup agencies had compromised most imageboards. From what I can gather the Canadian national boards admin had also been approached by the feds, much like the movie Hackers had always implicated happens. moot himself probably got backed off by the feds around the messing with football incident and by around 2008 it was likely nothing but false flags and unofficially run by The Man. For example it had always struck me how shit like YouTube Porn Day was the perfect way for them to force censorship and mass surveillance on us via false flags. They tried doing the same for porn bans. I'm not even entirely sure why they hate porn so much in particular tbh but do know that, who was it insex? Some bondage site got shut down by Bush era antiterrorism laws.

But anyways yeah this has been known for awhile and the irony is that while poltard shills are literally stupid enough not to notice the fact their entire board is nothing but an establishment propaganda vehicle while thinking themselves "red pilled" about COINTELPRO type stuff, at the same time they are too dumb to be effectual as your link shows. They're dumb enough to fuck things up constantly. In fact the Pizza palace shooting I'd almost say was deliberately done by the elites had I not known better that yes indeed they're stupid enough to fuck things up like that, just like they were stupid enough to fuck up the UTR rally. I have mostly ever seen them accomplish the exact opposite of their stated aims, and in the case of elite pedophiles my suspicion is that pizzagate was entirely a manufactured thing to distract attention away from the real pedonetwork while leaving poltards to their own devices so they could eventually sabotage pizzagate itself thus silencing any later discussions.

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>>43536
Respect me man, I did no harm, this is not 2011 any more. It's kinda entertaining, what else can I say?

Note: I did not read after your second paragraph, because if I want to get insulted I read certain newspapers.
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>>43528
>because they are not used by the elite
We can't say for certain they're not used by the elite. There have been numerous instances of celebrities maximizing their audience and popularity with a friendly shitpost on their preferred board and with the platform of a semi-anonymous userbase, we can't be certain what sort of small or big fish are floating through the schools of shitposts on everyboard.

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Dear Ernst!
I've created a map in which you can enter your position on the world. It'd be interesting to see where Ernst lives, how many we are, and there's always a possibility for an Ernstcon.
If you add yourself, please add the current date in the description (in addition to other things you might want to add, for example an e-mail-adress)

The link:
https://umap.openstreetmap.fr/en/map/ernste-karte_458916

I'm creating backups hourly, so please don't try to troll :3
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test
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add Barcelona to the list
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No. 43525
>>43146
Do it yourself!
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>>43525
No! :)

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What do you objectively think of Isis ?
I don't mean as good or bad but rather an objective criticism.
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No. 43320
This is literally a book in blog-post form, but very worth reading if you want a deep overview of the problems facing the whole Middle East right now, including ISIS.

One important point is that ISIS is a result of the death of the old Middle East. The uneasy convivencia of Ottoman times is impossible in the era of nation states and uprooted social lives and communities. And ISIS may be gone for now, but millions of young dumb listless Sunni men are going to watch the humiliating last days of the Caliphate, all caught on video, and feel pangs of shame at seeing men who actually believed in something (something that placed THEM at the center of the universe) crushed so utterly while they did nothing. And when the next great crisis happens and ISIS 2.0 appears, it'll be more powerful than before.
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No. 43334
The ISIS is funded the CIA/Mossad is a meme. All their American equipment was captured from incompetent Iraqis.

Extremely brave, highly motivated soldiers. Much braver than any modern state military.

Their use of SVBIEDs as a poor man's airstrikes was effective and imaginative. I expect we'll see other, non-Salafist insurgents use them in the future.

Attacking every other faction in Iraq and Syria was ultimately a poor move. I also think terror tactics hurt them more that helped them.
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No. 43357
>>43334
Honestly I always thought that was like looking into a spooky mirror, like what honestly I could imagine someone like me ending up being like had they had their own house bombed out and instead of the Gospel having a lot of repetitive bullshit drilled into their head by the local Imam about some warlord. The thing about all that is, it's actually partly what made ISIS so effective against at least us because they were not a totally unintelligent or irrational actor in the typical sense, who truly had that capacity for being smart and careful analysis, but who at the same time were also extremely not a rational actor in that classic sense. See that is the thing that I have seen my country's political and military leadership routinely in a place where I know I could run circles around these damn fools. It was like it seriously never even occurred to any of them that you could not negotiate with somebody like ISIS or that these people did not in fact want a kind of state in the way that an actual political actor normally would, and that is why they spailed so fucking spectacularly to engage them.

What ISIS was was a fanatical death cult and I could have at least respected them for that. I actually also think that it was incredibly telling about how few actual devoutly religious people we have anywhere in positions of real power in this country because if you were then both ISIS' demands and some of their tactics were entirely sensible. It was a problem of the secular kafir world speaking its foreign too at this people. The internal mental landscape and the very neurological composition, the linguistics, it's all so totally different in much the same way that I have thought for years and years now speaking a different language is totally irrelevant if you cannot engage the different entirely mental and emotional language other personality topologies use, because no matter where you go a right wing reactionary is going to be the same, a bydlo the same, a professional soldier the same, the assburger the same. It transcends national and linguistic boundaries and it was clear to me that fucking nobody in our positions of influence spoke it or perhaps most critically even knew they had no clue how they were speaking a totally different language to these people.

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>>43260
Damn, I have known it that those neckbeards from Finland will produce an utterly shitty game.

As written in: >>41378
>And I also don't like that they aren't DSA-player. They preferred to have a D&D license, but didn't get one as small Finnish developers. Hence they decided to go for another license.

I have known it. Was still excited now, but damn I normally praise even the worst TDE game, but this game is shit for which I impossibly can put in a good word.

Those Finish guy must really be amateur programmers, who thought:'Hey, we are unemployed, Finish social system provides us nice NEET-boxes, let's make games.'
It is very badly programmed. I even feel sorry for cracker groups, that they wasted time for cracking/repacking it already.
Damn, such a shitty games. I really damaged the image of the TDE. TDE is doing so good right now, even with a bad current management. There are so many fans, who are outstanding participating in crowdfunding projects for TDE products and then they are licensing such a shitty game.

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>>43261
>Damn, such a shitty games. I really damaged the image of the TDE

Damn, such a shitty game. It really damages the image of the TDE.
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No. 43266
>>43258
I compressed multiple time reference points spanning over a decade into one thought sorry. No we got the newer nice as all shit (to me anyway) in pile 1996 or 1997 iirc. Which was still pretty damn nice.
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