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Why don’t we just euthanize old demented people instead of putting them in facilities? Clearly no one wants to live in such a state anyway and this sort of care is extremely costly. It would be more humane and economical to just end their suffering. Many families are ruined financially from having to pay for such accommodations, and for what? So the empty shell of a loved one can be entrusted to strangers and forgotten about, only to expire eight years later of pneumonia? Why not have a little moral courage, spare everyone the trouble, and give the poor bastards a merciful death? I don’t know if you’ve ever been in a facility that primarily houses people with dementia, but let me tell you they’re grim places.
No. 23716
Every time I see shit like this it just convinces me more and more Socialists may have a good point.

Are you seriously saying we should just kill our parents and grandparents for love of the dollar?
>It would be more humane and economical to just end their suffering
>and economical
>and this sort of care is extremely costly.
So is raising kids. Should we all just sterilize ourselves too?
>but let me tell you they’re grim places.
Then that's the problem to begin with, and that at least in this country lots of people shuffle their elders off to live in nursing homes forgotten until they die.
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this was quite a common practice in ye older days
No. 23741 Kontra
Apparently with very complicated social and political decisions and discussions regarding the legal age of consent for euthanasia.
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In earlier days, people would just eat and drink less and less and their family would figure they can't force them and let them die.

The problem is that nowadays people think they must do everything to fight death, while simultaneously not caring about each other at all.

Does a person require greater care than gentle reminders to eat and drink without actively requesting it? Yes? Well, do so if you are very invested for some reason, but it's not required anymore.

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Anyone feel like Varg got it right all along?

I see the climate events and how our countrymates react. In spite of our country being lucky enough to, most likely, not being negatively affected by a temperature increase of several degrees.

Of course civilization is heading into the often recited abyss. It should have been obvious that the reliance on ever-increasing technological advances leads us nowhere.

Still, the average climate-aware Austrian acts like his car was the sole reason for Indians dying of thirst and will spend the remaining time in normalcy making it as awful as possible for himself, all while deciding not to reproduce FoR tHe ClImAtE.

Yes, civilization as it is now is probably doomed. There is nothing we can do about it. However, people are literally losing their minds about it while being completely blind to what this means for the future.

I doubt that Varg and his family will suffer severe consequences even if the climate crashes completely. And they will probably prepared to shoot the southern horde trying to take over the northern lands (as will every European country when push comes to shove).

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I don't understand this figure.
Why are the oceans <=-20°C? The right label would be "no data", right?
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> Varg
yes, id love to listen to an ex black metal musician and his ramblings about shit he doesnt have a clue about. meanwhile stupid people like most poster in this thread doesnt have the brains to listen to people who has a clue becuase that would require thinking. this is why we cant have nice things.
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Indeed. It's not like there is a lack of people who can explain scientific topics well. Still, people talk about Varg because despite all denial they want to be edgy first and foremost.

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What does Ernst think of the Five Eyes?
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> there are two main parties
Incorrect. You're too into this Seppo idea. Australian government has always had several parties in the parliament. In fact our current government is a coalition, primarily made up of the Liberals and the Nationals (former Country party), the very notion that you completely forget about our third major party just goes to show that you're a completely ignorant city-dweller or a Queenslander (where the Liberals have been completely subsumed by the Nationals since they don't have any support.)

The Nationals have 10 seats in parliament, the Liberal National Party (Which is just the Queensland branch of the National party) has 23 seats, while the Liberal party only has 44. 33 vs 44 to make up the very slim majority government of 77 seats? Its a very clear coalition government, its not some either-or situation.

> so nobody can have an actual agenda because otherwise they'd implode
In what world do parties not have different factions? You make out that these factions are somehow worthy of being a separate party? Yeah, there are a few people vying for leadership positions, but that doesn't really even divide them too much. The PM isn't even in the constitution, the party that forms government can choose whoever to be the public face of it, they don't even need to have a PM. It happens in minor parties all the time, its just completely out of the public eye because they've only got a single seat and we vote for people, not parties, so it is pretty much irrelevant.

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You need 14 eyes
No. 43099 Kontra
It's a surevillance operation by five countries nobody likes it as international terrorism is the least of the common public's problems. They care more about immediate issues like their jobs and wages then spying on suspected terrorists that would have never affected their lives to begin with
No. 43100 Kontra
It's dumb

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I guess speed is fine enough to keep the thread afloat for considerable time.

Let's play some Minecraft on our /int/ server:
hub.dev-urandom.eu:25565 (version: [current version here])

Wiki with more information: http://dev-urandom.eu/doku.php/
Overview map: http://map.dev-urandom.eu/map/
IRC: irc.dev-urandom.eu - channels: #chat (ingame chat), #int
Pirate-friendly client: http://mc.dev-urandom.eu/MC_Open_Launcher-1.1.1.jar

Basic commands:
/spawn - Teleports you to the spawn.
/home - Teleports you to your home (set with /sethome or by sleeping in a bed).

Don't grief and don't be an asshole (obviously). Basically, you can build anywhere, although there are some limitations. There is enough space for everyone! Don't get discouraged by the autism of the server, things will get easier for you later. Also, mods, admins and other players can help you.

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Are you talking about this tower?
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No. Is this from the old map?
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>Pirate-friendly client: http://mc.dev-urandom.eu/MC_Open_Launcher-1.1.1.jar

Link seems to be broken
No. 23595
What! This thread is still here? Almost a year. Have a Zombie bump.

Hide No. 22231 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Old one is kontra K
No. 23425
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?
No. 23427
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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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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No. 23383 Kontra
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.
No. 23618 Kontra
dictatorships are not equal meaning to fascism.

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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
No. 22971
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.
No. 23029
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
No. 23032
replacing sex porn with graphic violence porn.

t; never seen it.

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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?
No. 22999
This is fucking stupid. All of Russia won't "fall like dominoes" just because you take Moscow.
No. 23007
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.
No. 23012
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

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generals general - whos your favorite military officer?
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>whos your favorite military officer?

Yuri Gagarin. The first man in S-P-A-C-E, a total badass and, judging by the recollections of his friends and acquaintances, just a really cool dude in real life. He was not a general though, only colonel.
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I like Nagumo the most
He tried to ambush, did everything right and was suddenly faced with an incredible dilemma. Unfortunately he chose the wrong path and his carrier group suffered severely.