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Hide No. 7677 [Reply]
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Dachshunds' legs are getting shorter and shorter.
Will we see eventually first mammal snakedog?
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No. 7725
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>>7682
But the dachshund's body is different from that of a snake. Snakes are very agile and can move in different ways due to the way their skeletons are while these dogs would be immobile if the legs they rely on for transportation went missing.
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>>7725
They can just roll on their sites like a barrel
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>>7725
Think about how snakes and three toed skink evolved then think about how you might propel yourself on your belly without using limbs. At the very least they still might crawl.
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This is because they are bred to be that way, the same is happening with other dog bred. Bulldogs are developing breathing problems because of the short snout that is desired on them, cavalier King Charles Spaniels will often suffer from a condition where their brain is too small for their head due to the small head being desire in them. Often dog breeders will breed related dogs if they both have desired traits too exaggerate them even further.

Hide No. 14374 [Reply]
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I think white men are hot, blondes especially.
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No. 14533
>>14529
>mongol genes
Easening your task: buryats may know English
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No. 14538
>>14532
There also a distinction to be made about art and escapism: art attempts to reveal something truthful about the world, escapism is all about escaping it.

I would place anime, porn and gore in the same category of exploitation. It's no wonder there's so much overlap between the three.
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>>14484
Bernd please.
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No. 14713 Kontra
>>14374
where is OP gone?
what if i like asian hoes, fit OP's description and would be down for some fickificki?

Hide No. 14412 [Reply]
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Imagine a situation where you have to argue either for or against the assumption that reading books is the superior pastime in comparison to video games, which side would you pick? At first it seems kinda obvious because reading is the ultimate pastime of the educated, while videogames are for nerdy kids with attention deficit disorder. But on second thought I can't find any argumentation to back this up. The argumentation usually comes down to two points which can be rebutted, for example:

>books stimulate imagination, because you have to imagine the things described
You can argue for the exact opposite: Books are completely static and you have no means of influence on the progress, so there is no imagination involved, while in games you have to find solutions for problems the game presents to you, even choices depending on the kind of game, you have to act resourceful, and you learn to act ith precision during stress situations, which is also a good practice for life. Also: Let's say this is true: Then I suppose the best thing to do is to put even the book away, because then you have to imagine everything, which is... good?

>books are pieces of art and represent some of the finest works of human civilization (a.k.a. the Goethe argument). This can't be said of video games.

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No. 14460
There is really no discussion there if you consider applied politics and hands-on diplomacy that can be found (and are to be pursued) in proper MMOs. You might think of "true" modern games as something along the lines of Detroit: Becoming Human, but in fact the cherry on the cake is leading your men to victory.
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No. 14461
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Videos are the most 'fun'. A combination of art, music, gameplay and sometimes story. In a whole you can say that video games are deteriorating on your attention span and suck away your time, such in the case of shooter games and other, popular fast-paced games, I'd say even Minecraft can be put in that category. The intense stimuli put on all your senses and 'mentally being sucked into the screen' fucks your joy perceptions and normal life will feel dull and meaningless, pulling you back to get your high on video games, addiction, like drugs. Of course there are also more refined, slow-paced games such as strategy or board games that aren't as stimulating on your senses and are more demanding on your thinking skills. In the land of books, it is tough to find any good entertainment books, so it's best to stick to the classics like Tolkien and whatever else. A good book should leave you with the feeling of the book and something to ponder about, if there was a major distinction between videogames and books it would be that when you're done with playing videogames, you won't think about it any longer, whilst with books you will think back on them even hours after you're done reading. On the other side, I am also of the opinion that books should only be made for the purpose of sharing knowledge, and that anything else is heresy. I mainly read books for their knowledge, but when I read good entertainment ones, I was also left with a sense of calm and satisfaction. I think whether it's books or games, you should always pick the more refined options to preserve your mental health, and that all in all refined books trump videogames. Books are more satisfying, and whilst you don't feel the same 'fun' or 'rush' as in videogames, that doesn't matter in the books, as you are immersed in the world within.
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Here is a different question: Are image boards or books superior?
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No. 14559
>>14454
This satisfies my autism. That, or I am extremely thirsty for gaming, and the aesthetics are very pleasing indeed.

I'll download it and archive it like all games I have right now give it a try.

sucks having a damaged PC, Ernst.

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What things do you lads recommend for getting over a cold manflu, other than the passage of time? I had to go home sick from work today but the office is really too busy for me to be taking the whole week off.

I assume that eating half a tin of Christmas chocolates just now was a mistake.
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No. 14464
>>14435
You could try nicotine gums also
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No. 14543
>>14464
Doesn't do shit cap'n

Actually what I have found is this http://smokersonly.org/product_facts/stonewall.html works like a charm. I have no idea where in fuck I even got it from but somehow I had a whole unopened package. Worked better than patches and gum.
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No. 14545
>>14543
Looks interesting, didn't know such stuff even existed

Gum gives me a decent buzz, then again I'm not a heavy smoker at all

I'll probably try something like what you posted once my gum supply is used up since I actually don't enjoy chewing that much
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No. 14555
>>14545
I think I had the Java flavored one. It basically just tasted like some kind of slightly grainy chocolate and coffee hard candy. It also last forever I could take just one and keep it in my cheek for like 4-5 sessions without needing to swallow it and it killed the cravings better than gum ever did.

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We have a dedicated thread for movies, series and short films but not about documentaries and i think they deserve one.

If we happen to already have one and i just missed it or the moderation thinks this fits in another thread, pls just delete.

I start with this

China´s lonesome sons - The difficulties of finding a wife in China
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMu-4XoqqyU

It pretty much follows a guy who is buying a wife.

Documentary is German with English subtitles.
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No. 13132
since we started recommending stuff that isn't actually a documentary, i wanna link this interview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc_Jq42Og7Q

i like his look (srsly), but i am more impressed about what he has to say. Reflecting on social media and what problems there currently are. thou, he doesn't mention or propose any solution. still very informative and interesting to listen to.
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No. 13133
>>13132
He looks like a former work colleague of mine but in fat
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No. 13700
Three Mile Island documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_HWrVeYP5E
Man do I wish we had someone like a president Carter or president Kennedy again. Anyway why is it that Russians/hohols didn't seem to learn anything and were so completely disastrous seven years later? Or I guess another question, why were we so lucky to not have our own Chernobyl and call of Pripyat set in Pennsylvania?
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No. 14457
This vid is about Boston
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibRegS0xMUQ

But the channel is about cities in general, Edward Glaeser is a weird mix, he's a NY jew who preaches Chicago school economics for cities while at the same time preaching progressive stuff. For example, he agrees with current urbanists about the need to increase density in murkan cities but also shows the attractiveness of suburbs. And he's an economists, so his arguments are different from typical urbanists. Anyway, he's specialized in urban economy and in this channel he talks about many issues on this matter, from history of particular cities to history of city-related stuff such as the rise of restaurant culture. I've been binge watching the channel the whole day.

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Spooky stories and assorted information. Does anyone have any good spooky stories?
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No. 14406
I have heard countless stories about ghosts and djinn yet I havent experienced any of those myself.

Ghost stories here are developed from urban legends - those rumours that were developed before the email forwarding chains, were they developed from children's tales? I will never know.

I have heard about a story about a building in Alexandria, called the Roushdie building. It is a residential building that has countless stories about why does it have ghosts, and how if someone enters, they will be killed by ghosts. I have heard some hollywood-grade horror stories, starting from blood crosses being drawn on the walls to headless victims wandering around the building, smashing and breaking things to terrorize the - once then - residents of this building. All stories I heard about this particular building are your generic hollywood stories: block was built on a graveyard of mysterious murder victims, partner was killed in a quarrel...etc.

Also, my grandmother told me from her father that he once rented a different flat - also in Alexandria - in a first floor with a friend of his, he was your classic muscle man - those guys who look fat-ish but actually really, really strong. Anyways they heard noises and really did not care, then our hero went to the toilet and saw someone else sitting on the toilet and looking at him. They both ran and jumped through the window.

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No. 14447
>He vividly remembers himself being alone and trying to sleep, and feeling really warm breezes and gusts of wind every now and then -
Huh funny this is the first time I heard such a thing. Always we hear stories about people feeling suddenly cold, never warm.
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>>14447
As far as I remember, he was talking about djinn, as we (as muslims) believe that they're made out of fire, not mud and water like humans. Now we (as Egyptians) believe that djinn inhabit deserted and empty places and spaces, like his place on the border.

ie, sand magic.
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>>14449
I also was wondering how much Copts had influenced these stories, i.e. talking about seeing bloody crosses on walls.

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Also S-P-A-C-E since the last thread is on systemkontra

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/10/121011-diamond-planet-space-solar-system-astronomy-science/
It's old news but apparently there's a planet thought to be made out of graphite and diamonds. I am old enough now that both the frontiers of the internet and this small blue world feel small to me, like the length of our yard and driveway once did, and my hunger only grows

I wonder what it would be like, if ever, for us to see the inconceivable gulf between stars as merely the same thing as a months long voyage between continents
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No. 14357
>>14349
On russian he have also videos about Boeing-2707 that was canceled, about why we now flying slower even that pre-sonic jets of this era and when we possibly can fly faster. I also did posts about all this shits a little bit up in this thread
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>>14357
>I also did posts about all this shits a little bit up in this thread
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>>9026
>>9324
>>9516
Good posts. From what I'm reading about the return of Supersonic transports, the noise is still a big problem. The FAA currently regulates supersonic flights based on speed, rather than decibels:
>The FAA’s existing restrictions can be found at 14 CFR Part 91.817. In essence, that regulation prohibits anyone from operating a civil aircraft at a true flight Mach number greater than 1 over land in the United States and from a certain distance off shore where a boom could reach U.S. shores.
https://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=22754
That made sense once, but doesn't anymore and will likely be changed. NASA is actually working with Lockheed Martin on new seemless body/wing designs that would lower the boom decible level to something no louder than a car door slamming (75 Pdbl). Of course these new models are going to be, as you said, smaller corporate jets for the rich instead of widebodied passenger jets like the Boeing 2707 was supposed to be.
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No. 14380
People underestimate how much maintenance goes into a supersonic-capable jet engine. A modern single-engine supersonic fighter hovers around 20-24 hours of maintenance hours per sortie with urgent need for airframes usually limiting them to two or three sorties at best before they're dragged into the shed and looked at thoroughly. Let's cut 4 or 5 off of it for weapons checks and sensors, but add another 10-15 or so for the fact that you're looking at multiple engines on an airliner-sized aircraft, plus more checks for stress damage that happens with supersonic aircraft since it's a lot bigger. The turnaound on these things just isn't fast enough for a mainline passenger jet for multiple reasons, economy being just one. The other is turnaround. A lot of busier airports have a window of error that is below 5 minutes. They need aircraft in and out because the volume of traffic is so high and space is so limited. Now they also have to deal with longer downtimes on significantly higher risk of failure aircraft which throws a spanner into the entire network. The other option is to go with scramjets but I wouldn't envy the one having to design something that can get a scramjet, initial propulsion to ~M4-5, fuel for both and a decent payload of passengers and cargo in their air.

Shit's a pipe dream. With internet communications the way they are, the biggest market for express international travel like that, big boy corporate types needing to jetset to meetings just doesn't need to spend the money when they can have a face to face teleconference in 4k real time.
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Speaking of but not really related, this game does do an awesome job of perspective and showing what American cities look like at night when you're flying over them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGQ3-sdHi0o
I'd imagine landing is really difficult, but man I love flying at night. Is there any footage from a supersonic jet how it looks going over cities?

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Anyone else getting haunted by sudden memories and nostalgia, at any moment and any given time, with a soul crushing impact that you have physical reactions like you were punched in the stomach.

It forces me to avoid listeningto music from like 10 years ago or watching movies or shows that resemble the life of past centuries i lived in. I don't know how to handle this shit, maybe because my life now is basically trash and i start to pretend that my life in the past was light and easy-going pls send help
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No. 12203
"Although amplified by the modern world, throughout history most people have spent their day to day existence in a state of slight depression. The simplest reason for this is that very few of us get to live a life where we are a constant focus of attention, and so we labor mostly unknown except to a few close friends and our families, whose praise means a lot to us, yet, we would prefer to be more widely influential. Further, because life is a long and winding road in which it is necessary to make errors in order to learn the foundations of successes, all of us will have some failings and embarassments lurking in the past. We prefer not to mention them in public, but whenever we consider our next move, doubt arises in the form of these past memories, much like beating a dog with a stick when it soils the carpet will convince it in the future to remember pain and associate it with that act. Our own histories literally condition us to depression.

What amplifies this depression in the modern time is the sheer size of our society, and its general course downward, which even the dumbest among us seem to have noticed. We notice such things on a subliminal level more than an articulated one, since to understand the situation in structure and words requires knowing more of it than most lives will see let alone analyze. Since our society is huge, and seems so far beyond our control or even understanding that it is inexorably going to do what it does, most are slightly depressed by their lack of influence on changing a worsening situation. Among the intelligent, it is recognized that masses of morons will undo whatever they achieve, or worse, turn it into a dumbed-down version of itself, missing meaning but preserving appearance (if you're thinking of what Metallica did with the "black album" here, you're on the right track). This keeps even the best among us depressed."

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>>12203
"Social media was created by recluse schizoids"
source: https://youtu.be/dmXcjvL9VSc?t=361

In the first 6 minutes he says the world will be divided between 2 billion social network users vs 5 billion non-users
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No. 14271
No I'm not 12 years old anymore.
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No. 14272
>>12203
>throughout history most people have spent their day to day existence in a state of slight depression.
>urther, because life is a long and winding road in which it is necessary to make errors in order to learn the foundations of successes, all of us will have some failings and embarassments lurking in the past. We prefer not to mention them in public,

Sounds like projection from a failure to me. You think Trump second-guesses himself all the time? Not to mention this dumbass thinks he's 2deep4u because he shits on the black album.

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No. 14129 Kontra
>>14128
Is it Dobrochan or what?
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No. 14133
>>14129
It not speed board and better not create same tier threads multiple times, so there always be place for threads of really new thematics on first pages.
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No. 14155
>>14133
Following the same logic, there are plenty of other places where people can discuss everything, why create ernstchan then?
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No. 14159
>>14155
So we can have a place to discuss slowly, of course.

Hide No. 12567 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Today will be a good day
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No. 14090
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>>14088
Why did you say that to her? Also why would that immediately lead to your whole family acting up? Isn't that something you should work out between the two of you? I haven't had a healthy family life myself, so I am not sure how proper families work these things out, but that way doesn't sound right for me.
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No. 14130
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I was supposed to go to work yesterday and today but I don't feel like doing anything. I don't even feel like living, so I didn't show up there and just listened to moody music in bed.
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>>14130
The problem is you live in Latvia. But then again why don't you just move? You have several other countries within walking distance and only one of them is shit so just keep walking in the direction of the setting sun. Oh wait I am thinking of Lithuania. Well, start walking towards Lithuania then do that.
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No. 14189 Kontra
>>14088
Pics?