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Hide No. 9144 Systemkontra [Reply]
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What are you going to suffer today?
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>religious technocratic regime over slavs
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I feel fed up with imageboards again. It's the same trite bullshit over and over again.
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Are you the same Ernst who previously had to deal with an incompetent new manager? If so how did that work out?

Well, I mean, it's nice to know you're ambitious but it sounds like the moment you hit a setback you might kill yourself. Take it a day at a time and assume it's a generational climb for your own sake.

>Also, I could stay here, graduate, while getting to know the right people, and then apply for a job at one of the ministries.

Unsolicited advice: To succeed at civil service recruitment you need to actively take part in projects for the stories. I know what I'm talking about here and strongly recommend ‘representative’ areas like academic liaison with treasury responsibility if you can. It's not much work but makes a big difference if you can say you spearheaded some new initiative or organised a team with a Picard management style.

Remember: Peter the Great is watching you masturbate, do these chores or he'll give you ball-ache.

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test pressings

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Hello Ernst,

How to block printerest?
It's the worst shit site ever and its google optimization is very good.

Very often I get excited that I found something on google, click on it and it's fucking printerest with a super generic page.

So I may ask, how to kill it? I could add it to the host-file, but it wouldn't make it vanish from google.

What is printerest even?
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I was the best poster on Ernstchan.com/int/ until the hour that it died. It broke my spirit and left a void in my heart that hasn't been filled, I am now too bitter to bother putting much effort into my posting. However there are foreigners asking a question so I gave them a visual aid. When I go to the doctors office and there is a fat secretary there that browses the internet all day she will be on Pininterest if not Facebook. That is what women do online
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I am currently the best poster on EC. How does this make you feel?
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You have won a battle but you haven't won the war
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That is proof that you're not the best poster right there. Unless you're also the artist ernst from USA, who is definitely one of our best posters.

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Is any Ernst here into Trading? Be it stocks, currencies or whatever else cryptos are gay

I just sold my ADVA Optical Networking stocks because they went trough the roof in the last few days and i wanted to profit before it goes back down.

I still own stocks of the companies Steinhoff International and Telefónica Deutschland.

Steinoff is pretty much worthless right now so buying a few hundred stocks is cheap and there's potential upwards.

How about you?
No. 5691
I don't know why you'd want to invest in cars but say minerals is too risky. There is huge demand for it particularly anything electronics related and that is highly unlikely to ever be disrupted. It's just volatile. Meanwhile demand for cars may be almost as good as dentistry in some cases but look at things like 2008 the only reason major car manufacturers are still around is because the government kept them afloat. GM would otherwise be dissolve by now. And your major market is going to be the developing world with things like China, which maybe if it's some recognizable German thing would be a safe bet but I'd imagine they're already heavily developing their own internal markets.
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~1,5 month later and comeback is real

Never buy high sell low
No. 9504
It is hillbilly/bydlo insurance and retirement fund.
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Wow I had no idea a Chinese fake identification was that pricey
Or that apparently counterfeit lighters make up that large a segment of the market share of world black market goods.
You know, up until the last several years I had expected that there would be at least some people who are smart enough to see what China is deliberately doing who work for our government, but nowadays I don't. It seems patently obvious to me that China is waging a full scale economic war against the planet. By selling shoddy goods you also manage to sabotage everyone else's economy while growing yours. It is a tool of warfare and soft power.

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What's with SJW agenda lately? Why it's pushed so hard? Do megacorps want to get filled woth unqualified cheap workers in the name of diversity?
Several days ago they considered "master/slave" terms in Python offensive.
Now they accepted CoC in Linux kernel.
I don't think this is healthy behaviour.
No. 9388
Then we talk about different things all the time.

it's not about my personal burden here, it is about people with responsibility, be it Thatcher or Erdogan or in another sense: an abstractum like capitalism that has control over your life, your are dependent from it even tho you didn't even choice to give rights to "it", that is my problem. you are depedent from wage labor if you are not someone who has some share holds or whatever and let money work for you.

what you basically seek is a society, where nobody has control of anybody else, so some kind of anarchy with kinship and all?

views will be imposed on you even in a society that is not care&share, like we have today...too bad the state is not an antagonist to capital.

>you can't just change words meaning like that.

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>There is slavery in Dagestan?

They definitely have forms of servitude and bonded labour where poor and badly educated workers become victims of extreme exploitation. There is a documentary on youtube about it:

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wait, isn't boyfriend/girlfriend gender-neutral?

gender != sex

it took me a long time to realize, that "gender" is some "self"-feeling about the state of your own mind, not your actual sex. we do not have anything like that concept in our language. always thought it is a synonym for "sex".

and "girl" or "boy" is a word referring to the sex of a human. nothing to do with gender. therefor the terms are gender-neutral.

or am i missing something?

i feel like i cannot untangle the logic behind this gender-bender-thinking. is there any logic? or just feelz?

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Going to college was a big mistake if I was young again I'd run away from those hipster shits

Hide No. 608 Systemkontra [Reply]
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I found this pic in Livejournal post about old ZIL museum.
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You broke the file seriously, otherwise it couldn't become 200 x 125 from 1200 x 750
No. 9714
There is no art. It's art to the same degree as Macintosh plus is (lmao distorting an old song and playing it slower).

But it's fun to change every 5 to a 9 and get funny shit.
No. 9720
Continuing on GIFs:
LZW by design restricts any possibilities of breaking images.
In brief, what LZW is?
Imagine that you start numbering every pair of values, like, "Co" makes pair No. 1, "on" makes pair No. 2. You number them further, later you meet the pair you already numbered, like "ti" in "possibilities", so you decide to make a pair No. XX, consisting of "ti" and "e". And so on, and so on. Later you just write down numbers of pairs instead of writing down contents of the pairs.
You can't suddenly make a pair No. 5 after a pair No. 3. You must define pair previous pair, pair No. 4 first.
That's how it works in GIF.
And then you copypaste gibber in the file. Will it work? Most possibly, no, it can have numbers of pairs which were to be defined further, but you put them earlier than they could appear, and decoder just refuses to decode the file. Therefore, making "glitch art" from GIFs is inherently difficult.
Hope somebody sees the message in the systemkontra'd thread.
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ah no sorry, it's that I simply copied the thumbnail (you know, right click -> copy image -> open Irfanview -> paste)

images: 1st is input -> reduce palette and dimensions in order not to get a behemoth -> bmp -> change w for 11 -> png

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An article in Foreign Affairs last month hypothesising a coming battle between liberal democracy and digital authoritarianism had a paragraph that has really stuck with me:

>Even the mere existence of this kind of predictive control will help authoritarians. Self-censorship was perhaps the East German Stasi's most important disciplinary mechanism. AI will make the tactic dramatically more effective. People will know that the omnipresent monitoring of their physical and digital activities will be used to predict undesired behavior, even actions they are merely contemplating. From a technical perspective, such predictions are no different from using AI health-care systems to predict diseases in seemingly healthy people before their symptoms show. In order to prevent the system from making negative predictions, many people will begin to mimic the behaviors of a "responsible" member of society. These may be as subtle as how long one's eyes look at different elements on a phone screen. This will improve social control not only by forcing people to act in certain ways, but also by changing the way they think. A central finding in the cognitive science of influence is that making people perform behaviors can change their attitudes and lead to self-reinforcing habits. Making people expound a position makes them more likely to support it, a technique used by the Chinese on U.S. prisoners of war during the Korean War. Salespeople know that getting a potential customer to perform small behaviors can change attitudes to later, bigger requests. More than 60 years of laboratory and fieldwork have shown humans' remarkable capacity to rationalize their behaviors.

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Your proofs are literally linking to cripplechan first of all which might as well be linking directly to /pol/. You even bothered with
>Also note the jew name
>and the US jurisdiction.
You know that KC was based in the US too, right? US HOSTING MUCH SUSPICION KC CONFIRMED TOOL OF ZOG

And your very own link the first fucking thing it says is
>We recommend that you don't use DuckDuckGo if you seek a search engine that values your privacy. There's no confirmed proof that DuckDuckGo is violating your privacy, but there are some very suspicious things,
> There's no confirmed proof
Your very own citation directly admits having zero proofs.

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No. 9368 Kontra
Oh and btw Cloudflare is a different matter because it's actually routing all traffic through it making it at practically the backbone level of potential surveillance, which I'm also sure they do to try and trace DoS attacks.
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Any alternatives to cloudflare?
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No no see that's the thing, all traffic is routed through it now which is why people suspected it's also serving as some kind of NSA/FBI tap as part of their cyber division. Others take a different point of view


I am just suspicious of anything where all traffic gets sent through it. Trying to keep all the shit like google-analytics disabled is also a pain in the ass but the real problem with general security isn't even about you, but the fact your security is only as strong as the weakest link. The easiest thing to do is just be unnoticed, because the fact remains this is an absurd amount of data.

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There won't be any better movie premiere in Poland than this.

It will be a movie about negative side of Catholic Church including hypocrisy, pedophilia and greed of this institution. National TV and catholics is throwing shit at it while more and more people buying tickets for premiere shots.

feels good man
No. 9655 Kontra
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Already a Polish classic
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Why? It could be culturally relevant for the nation of pooland and is not just any other premiere (in case it's going to be good and not just Fedora tier).
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Posting in polish thread about poland [X]
Not posting in polish thread about poland [ ]

It must be fun to see people seethe. The only reason I remotely give a fuck about mainstream politics.
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>There won't be any better movie premiere in Poland than this.

What if someone makes a Polish film about polish deathcamps?

Hide No. 8232 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Autumn is finally here.
Come in, Ernst, grab a cup of tea and tell us about your sufferings.
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That feel when have resisted the urge to drink several times in weeks.
So strange, I have never inhibited an impulse before.
Are the meds working? Am I developing agency? Am I a real human now? Do I have a soul? Did my pineal gland finally awaken and caught a 4G connection with the Holy Spirit?
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I'm speaking from experience.
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Well, interesting, what's your experience?
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Does buddhism have a philosophy that is actually secular? After experiencing many sufferings© i noticed that the approach to try to understand suffering seems to be how buddhism was formed.

What i understood so far from reading into it, is that some dude named Siddhartha about 500 years b.c. experienced sufferings and decay, then thought about it and came to the conclusion that nothing has any real value in life as everything will be gone sooner or later. He then just wanted relief from suffering and some peace of mind and concluded that understanding the reason for suffering and avoiding them for the future is the key to achieve it. Maybe as an example of how i understood it, if someone insults me but i then understand that he only insulted me because he was scared about something, i would not get mad about it. Also i would get less upset myself if i think for a moment and try to understand why exactly i want to insult someone else and then don't bother to do it anymore. Kind of like performing psychotherapy on yourself.

So he put this ideas together, but not like a prophet, more like "these are some of my ideas feel free to improve them". Which makes me wonder how this evolved into a religion. Most supernatural ideas surrounding it (like being reborn) were ideas that already existed in the area before Siddhartha and were attached lateron so they blend better into their current culture.

Also if the core of buddhism is just a bunch of ideas on how to avoid some sufferings for your life, i wonder if it actually works or is more the kind of autosuggestion where you just tell yourself everything is fine.
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>Religious beliefs have no access to a factual truth.
That's not necessarily true. One of the most oft cited examples is the Big Bang. Which is pretty approximate to what current science says happened, minus the "God did it" part of religion whereas science says "we dunno what caused it"

>That's why it is so similar to "what you like": you think it's true only because you feel and like it on an emotional level ("resonated with you").
Again this is a falsehood. You merely presume as such, as opposed to others wherein for much of history theology was a scholarly thing. The idea that religious or mystical beliefs and conclusions come solely from the fuzzy wuzzies probably says more about you than it does theology.

>Not because you discovered undenieable evidence which proves that truth.
I've had enough spooky experiences many of which are not even plausible given the known material reality for me to state otherwise. I simply have neither the tools nor the knowledge to conclusively verify it, let alone scientifically reproduce many of these instances.

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No. 8481 Kontra
Also sorry I'll try harder not to sound insulting
No. 8487
nice read.
just one little thingy:
>Big Bang
just one theory fitting within the things we assume to "know" about reality; i prefer others.
(i know it was just an example. and i would assume it is a dominant/popular theory so close to the abrahamic one because people are still very much influenced by the thinking pattern provided by these cults.)
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>Which is pretty approximate to what current science says happened, minus the "God did it" part of religion whereas science says "we dunno what caused it"
You are going quite astray... Current science is an explorative search for theories and their evidence. A theory lacking full evidence or having parts unknown has nothing to do with religion, it's just part of the process.

>The idea that religious or mystical beliefs and conclusions come solely from the fuzzy wuzzies probably says more about you than it does theology.
Religions are mostly dogmatic - statements and stories deliviered by prophets or spiritually "enlightened" individuals or groups. I'm surprised at your attempt here as most religious people don't question that there is no factual truth within religion as in evidence, proofs. I'm not saying this to insult religion. Theology is not trying to compete with natural science, as it is instead mostly studying the religion itself, in terms of history, archeology, sociology etc

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Please, post some good artwork with dinosaurs. Here, I'll start. Thank you.
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Dinosaurs never existed before Jews, Steven Spielberg made billions of Jurassic Park. Kids are obsessed with dinosaurs around the age of 5 when they should be obsessed with being created by god.
No. 8444 Kontra
Pls go back to kohl
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So is this the art thread? You know, I hate smoking pot and haven't done it in many years, but there was this one time I got the purple stuff. I mean the whole plant was purple, from the buds and the leaves down to the stem to the roots. Whole plant. And by God, the purp was something like the ambrosia or manna of the philosophers. It was like that pic where some spede is imagining himself a great philosopher versus reality of shitposter. It was a clear, inner world thing, almost like an LSD headspace, which had no anxiety or paranoia or body high. And I have never found it again. But when I was on it, I could draw perfectly. I am in awe at some stuff I've done. And sadly some was lost. I'd really like to get back into art but it looks like shit and I feel like I've become more impatient, distractible, uncreative, and retarded lacking the basic discipline to do art which requires a nearly assburger focus.
No. 9541 Kontra

TED talks are pretty blasé but this one's pretty interesting.
Basically there a lot of "different" dinosaurs because the rush and "clout chasing" of early paleontologists wanting to discover new different kind of dinosaurs.
This guy cut open a lot of samples of dinosaur bones he had and found a lot of things, like the Allosaurus was really just a younger Tyrannosaurus and etc. because one day he started to wonder where the hell the baby dinosaurs were.

Conflicting sage cause shit thread but I like dinosaurs.