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Hide No. 50186 Systemkontra [Reply]
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News thread here.

Post articles, opinions and your personal Two Minutes Hate here.
No. 60567
>by the courts
Dog, this scared me. Thought it was the constitutional court or whatever their equivalent was dissolving the government. Seems it's just a governmental coalition falling apart.
No. 60568 Kontra
Let's hope it stays dissolved forever
No. 60569
That was the impression I had at first too, the article when I posted was three sentences long, that's how hot the presses were :-DDD
No. 60686
I live in Latvia and have Latvian IP
but this site and others think i am from Sweden.

feels like occupation

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Discuss your favorite cargo shorts & fedora combo, or maybe sth more serious.
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meant to answer
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Don't mind me, just posting some bullshit from my effay folder
No. 60399
Not sure if I should buy some flannel trousers. They might be useful when defeating commies.
No. 60405
How well does the first one translate? I ask because that's full of au stereotypes that are kind of ebin.

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Good morning people.
I need quick Russian help today.

I want to say:

PersonX, thank you, you are the sunshine of my life.

I thought like this
X, большое спасибо, солнечный свет моей жизни

but discovered that Russians use joy of my life which translates to this:

X, большое спасибо, радость моей жизни

Which one is correct?

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No. 60325
Allright thank you.

It can sound awkward, as sunshine was meant to be a wordplay or a reminiscence to this "moon of my life" stuff from game of thrones. And that is why I also have жизни in it.

In general it is aimed at my gf and will go in the acknowledgement part of my master thesis, but in cyrillic so the others who read it wont know (immediately) what it means.

свет means light/bright here, correct? And if солнечный is too awkward/overthe top, I will stick with
большое спасибо, ты радость моей жизни

No. 60326
>свет means light/bright here, correct?
Yep, "the light of my life". "Солнечный" doesn't really fit the mood of the phrase, because in most contexts it is closer to the word "solar" in English, so it turns an emotional personal sentence into dry scientific-sounding one (think "solar panel", "solar radiation" etc.).

>I will stick with большое спасибо, ты радость моей жизни
Yeah, that should be best if it's for a gf.
No. 60327
Okay, many thanks for your help, joy of my thread.
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Hardware, software, tech news, programming, operating systems, retro computing, we've got it all.
No. 59749
I only use some stuff to speed up my cycle, which nowadays is basically a bunch of tips

Software used: Double Commander and the ·Save in..." Firefox add-on.

For certain stuff I can't be bothered to put in a directory, I add a tag in the filename
No. 59758
Why do so many people just try and use or push chromium forks?
No. 60291
Thoughts about Rust language? Too busy in Python2 corporate salt mines to look at it closer, but at first glance looks like really weird shit. Is it worth it?
No. 60296
Last time i tried it was years ago so it will have developed by now. Basically it is an improved C++, don't be fooled by people claiming it to be a replacement for C. If you look at the history it is clear that the target is C++. There is a push to get it into the Linux kernel so it is worth keeping an eye on if nothing just because of that. Even if you do not use Linux if it get a foothold in the kernel it means that a very big project is using it and it will be around for some time or have a clear path to migrate to something else if needed. Sort if like git.
So right now I'm waiting to see how the future looks. I'm mostly waiting for the GCC front end to be blessed by the powers that be.

Personally I'm looking more at Zig since it has some interesting features and very good interoperability with C. It too is dependent on LLVM but they aim for a standalone compiler. Nowhere near done though.

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(I know that this thread might look like it's made by an immature specimen that does not know how humanity works, which is absolutely true.)
I want to ask Ernst about attention seekers and about the ways to effectively deal with them.
First i wanted to describe what sort of person i usually call an attention whore.
An attention whore:
>Talks a lot about meaningless stuff and himself.
>Will start an argument over nothing.
>Will gaslight you and play a victim.
>Will troll with stupidity and shitposts.
>Surrounds himself with weak-minded people who are somehow impressed with his behavior.
>Extremely materialistic and superficial.
>Has masochistic tendencies.
Now the last point i would like to elaborate on. An attention seeker LOVES when someone beats the crap out of him. He likes being a victim, he likes being insulted, assaulted, he literally enjoys it. Such a person will commit a mass shooting or a suicide or both, with one sole goal: to get noticed.

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No. 59852 Kontra
Clickbait is a fundamental structural problem. When print media dies, no one pays subscriptions, and all fees and income gained by advertiser clicks, and everything is privatized and for profit, well then this becomes the only outcome. Either you end up needing to have something like PBS or BBC or whomever doing documentaries and the reporting, or you find a different economic model for the private business of media, otherwise the only outcome is solely printing the most outrage inducing articles with the most outrageous headlines and everything basically just becomes monetized shitposting. As people's expectations sink likewise, it becomes a race to the bottom.

On some fundamental level this is the same problem or similar to AAA games and Hollywood I like to bitch about so much. If what is most reliably profitable in mass media is truly Idioctacy tier and the public is uneducated or flat out dumb on top of it, then everything becomes geared toward most mass appeal and/or most controversy.

People don't get banned for posting like OP. They do get banned for OPs like
>christianity a Jew religion for cucks. Islamic Vikingism is the most chad reliion discuss

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Guys i figured it out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So this type of person is called
>histrionic personality disorder
I came to the conclusion that the best way not to get triggered by attention whores is to
1) ignore them completely
2) laugh at them
3) never take anything they say seriously

You see apparently they have this massive ego that needs to be fed constantly and like i said before it's irrelevant what sort of attention they're getting.
They love when they are loved and they love when they are hated.
If you don't give them any or dismiss them and threat them as little children they literally die inside. The only dangerous thing about them is that IRL they might resort to violence when they are ignored.

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>Before EC reboot, we used to have a philosophy that the hallmark of EC is being able to turn any thread into serious discussions, regardless of OP post.
I like this approach a lot. It creates an inviting atmosphere while still upholding the spirit of the board. Also it is a good shittest for new users to see if they are compatible without resorting to low blows or premature bans.
No. 60243 Kontra
Is that image original content? If so, thank you for the effort. And thanks regardless for sharing it, as it has lightened my mood.

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Should they be abolished? They wield immense power and are basically unelected antidemocratic power structures, which outlive elected officials. There is no control, they majorly fuck up all the time, e.g. in the case of terrorism either by looking away, getting caught with their pants down or even supporting them, like the NSU in Germany or Al Qaida in the US.

Then there are the military intelligence services, you always hear about the CIA, NSA, Mossad, BND or whatever, but basically every country has three branches of intelligence services: foreign, domestic and militaric. And theres almost never any good OSINT on them. Which makes you start to think what they (yeah) are doing.

If people would know what happens beyond the tidbits, which sometimes flow to the surface, I think there would be constant rioting for months. There is no way that they are compatible with a transparent democracy.
No. 58431
Destabilizing foreign countries and creating waves of refugees because it's more profitable to certain industries

Creating the illusion of safety for the populace

Maintaining aspects of a US-centric world order

Creating fodder for numerous entertaining conspiracy theories by their very existence regardless their capacity to competently carry any of them out or not

Seriously though the real problem of being an intelligence asset is no one ever notices or congratulates your successes as you're forbidden to secrecy while the whole world gets to blame you for your fuckups. It's one of the most thankless jobs in the world in a sense. I think that The Good Shepherd was one of the best movies ever made about life in the intelligence field during the Cold War in terms of encapsulating the experience of it, minus added layers of paranoia and smoke and mirrors although it made them look kore professional when Cold War was a wild west. Nowadays they're mostly more tame and orderly.
No. 58441
>such as the fall of the USSR taking them completely by surprise
To be fair, it also took the KGB by surprise.
No. 59099
The mere fact that they failed in their functions prove that they were necessary in first place. A failure of something doesnt precludes its existence, if anything shows that it needs to proper function instead
>said something the current leadership didn't want to hear and were completely ignored (when they told Bush that Iraq didn't have and wasn't trying to produce nuclear weapons
Exactly, this proves how intelligence gathering and security services are needed. The failure resides in the political leadership.
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Finished Shadow Warriors a while ago - it's amazingly researched but for a relatively casual reader perhaps a bit too detailed at times. Also it really only covers the history of the OSS with its more or less successful WW2 operations (pic related for another fun anecdote). There's very little on its predecessors and successor organizations, particularly almost nothing about the CIA (despite its mention in the title).
Still some interesting takeaways, e.g.
- just how much bureacratic squabbles there were among different US intelligence/military/political organizations (and their other UK & USSR counterparts), as well as more personal intrigue btw various staff
- the roots of the Cold War already being sown by some of the conservative hardliners towards the end of the war (again to some extent Allen Dulles' influence, but the implications for broader policy shouldn't be overestimated)
- the extent to which the OSS (and later I suppose also CIA) were a personal project of "Wild Bill" Donovan (and his eccentricities)
- the connections between the Research & Analysis division with academia, and the "old boys network" between former OSS memebers even after it was abolished

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>Define "massive" because I get the impression your whole country doesn't hit the positivity rate of just my city.

Ireland is 90% vaccinated, the highest in Europe. My village is basically so small it is one maine street, 2 shops and 2 pubs, the outbreak here has been so big that everything has been shut down for 2-3 weeks.

My workplace is closed for 3 weeks, all childrens' activities have been suspended for 3 weeks (camogie, hurling, soccer and gaelic) and the only things left open in my village is the 2 shops and the chipper.

I'd also like to point out that while this nonsense has been going on for the last year, suicide has become an epidemic in Ireland. People killing themselves left right and centre.

>All I'm going to say is it really made the zombie shows and games I play come into a different light where I thought how unrealistic they are for saying a slow zombie apocalypse could happen. America would definitely be among the first to fall even with our guns.

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People have become slaves to convenience and fear

The same people who were ranting to me 10 years ago about the Lisbon treaty stripping us of our rights and the New World Order and the global pedo elite society gladly took the vaxx no questions asked. It's as if they lost their will to fight back and just caved in and wanted only convenience.

Maybe they were just afraid, maybe they had just been beaten into compliance through the media campaigns and fearmongering

I've been beaten by all these things too but the difference is I believe that when in doubt the best course of action is do to nothing and ride it out rather than accept the ((truth)) from people you know to be liars and get experimental gene therapies injected into you

If I die from Covid then I'll accept it, my life is in God's hands and I can only do what I feel is the right thing.
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Would you take a vaccine made by people who work for 180$ per month? (400$ for senior researcher)
I'm sure that they hire only the most competent specialists.
No. 60444 Kontra
Nearly third of all new deaths happened in Texas and Florida. Spookier thing to me is longterm complications from getting the virus. Heard about us hitting the 700k dead burgers mark but the bigger problem is going to be millions of people with enduring health issues.

Well the vaccine was made with God's permission inshallah so it's really up to you just like it's your choice to accept Christ or not etc. Polite kontra.

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A tribute to whatever the fuck this painting is.
No. 59949 Kontra
The problem is that THE scientific method is a simplification, a mere conceptuality. Too bad I don't understand Ian Hacking really, but I guess what most people on the internet think about when talking about science is Popper. But Popper is debatable. The results that are produced are patchy as hell. It is even debatable that science works in the way of conducting a scientific method by book. Theory and practice are different and perhaps taken ideally by certain philosophies of science.
No. 59950
>when talking about science is Popper
U wot? When I am talking about science I am talking about Watson & Crick, Leibniz, Mendel, Fermi, Pasteur, Einstein, Weizmann and the like. Such as everyone else who is talking about science and not about people talking about science.
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That's Western lack of holistic, perspective because it is truncative rather than integrative. Partly it's a problem with Western scientific methodology itself through needing controls and reproducibility but is also a mindset thing. It is the mentality of seeing legs and breaking it down to segments than seeing how not just the butterfly works as a whole but also how the butterfly itself is only an extension of interedependent systems. It is the result of Western individualism mentality. I'd even go so far as to argue that it's rooted in Abrahamic theological views of things trying to trace it back to its true origins, and that it could be somehow rooted in out linguistics if not vice versa.

It's something that drives me crazy about Western science, which is very much a not seeing the trees for the forest type of a mindset and is why only recently we have begun working on superior theorizing such as systems and chaos theory to explain why and how dynamic overlapping and interconnected systems work, like say climatology, meteorology, the carbon cycle, geological records etc. This makes a lot of Western moderns complete and total ass at understanding things like economics, climate change, meteorology, and pandemics because they are solely using inferior linear thinking of, at best, point A goes to point B which leads to outcome C, if they even are capable of thinking that far ahead. This leads them to being perpetually surprised and ignorant about a great many things the average person should've seen coming from miles away, like say how climate change is directly leading to our highest level national security threats in the very near future, or why neoliberal globalism is a pants on head retarded ideology. They might eventually figure out it is a bad thing eventually, but usually not until it is already happening to them, and certainly not why X is a bad thing let alone how a bad thing like X could possibly happen.

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The problem with such a top-down approach is though that by observing the system as a "whole" it's easy to jump to the wrong conclusions because you explicitly didn't even try to get to the root and thus some effect you see might be caused by something you don't know yet, yet you still have to explain it.
Also, you're talking about "western science", as is there were any other kind. Do you think the chinese who invented black powder did some holistic mumbo jumbo calling their gods and considering the socio-economic processes leading to coal and sulfur mining and then got the solution presented? No, it was trial and error, just like everyone else before and after them. The reason why it's the way of doing science is because it's effective and through the controls and reproducibility mindset can also stand to review. If it can't be reproduced, it is my duty, as a scientist, to question it.
There just ARE some things that you can't completely handwave away on a cultural basis. Take striking martial arts for an example. A punch is a punch, no matter if it's boxing, muay thai or whatever kind of kung fu. Why? Because humans are, despite all superficial and cultural differences, still made up of the same kind of bones and therefore there is, indeed, a right and a wrong way to punch. And the right way just developed independently from each other because it's directly connected to the human physiology. Same with music. Making sounds in an organized way is also something that has developed among all humans. Even the aborigines who have, in their thousands of years of history, merely invented little more than a stick, have also invented a hollow stick you can make really cool music with. How would you approach that in a "holistic" way? You can't, you have to go granular, right into the human mind.

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How do you think, what will be world like in 10 years? In 50 years?
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My fantasy or speculation ability is just as blank. I just go back to the 1980s history I was dealing with some time ago and what they imagined the future to be like. Somehow like we imagine our future, but different in the end. So it will be still like now but also vastly different in a sense.
No. 59947 Kontra
> How do you think, what will be world like in 10 years? In 50 years?
> "Races of the USA"

This is why we can't have serious discussion.
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I was confused what you're talking about until checking once again and realizing you meant the fourth pic. How marvelous. It's like such stupid shitposts make my eyes glaze over so much now it doesn't even consciously register and I solely saw the first 3 pics.

Poses an interesting question where the marketing retards finally can do away with even pretense of talents altogether and the corporations can simply maintain high profit margins and control without even bothering to sign IP right deals, however I question how much it would become popular for the same reason people have moved away from everything like Hollywood, the recording industry, AAA gaming and so on. Of course large market segments are always going to be the same mouthbreathers who will believe anything no matter how transparently stupid or psychotic without even questioning it so long as enough critical mass of other idiots takes it seriouslyapparently one of the top news stories is some missing young blond woman like who gives a shit why does anyone care about this but I still question the success of a thing like that even under market liberalism.

You also seem to be assuming things will run smoothly for mostly the rest of this century which is laughable. I fell asleep listening to leutin talk 40K lore which apparently came out with hilariously good timing

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Take it outside boys, let's not shit up this fine establishment
No. 55574 Kontra
Especially around the 3:00 mark this also is a good primer on what women actually think like
You'll notice she basically sounds like a bernd ernst when prattling on about this CO she had a crush on, right down to freaking out because he brushed past her shoulder once. Moral is, women are just people with ovaries.
No. 58606
>Ultimately, I think racists played the long game and won.
They really truly didn't. Everything after the UTR rally was a total disaster.

Moreover they weren't playing the long game and were pretty damn low IQ for "5D chessmasters." Trump was a short term sacrifice for long term victory. In Tarot it would be described as a reversal
>A seemingly total victory that hides within it the seeds of crushing and final defeat
Likewise for liberalism, when Trump when it clearly was
>A crushing and seemingly total defeat that hides within it the seeds of final victory
The smart thing to do is always take down your enemy like the rural folk wisdom how to take down a barn: cut a small hole in the roof and stand back and watch.

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Perhaps I wasn't clear by my last line. It was the racists on imageboards that steadfastly held the line and kept their messaging consistent throughout the years which drove away non-racists and even embarrassed liberals who were unprepared to respond to them. The only boards on 4krebs that happen to be liberal or left-wing these days are /his/, /mu/ and /lit/, and even /his/ and /lit/ still happens to have racists from time to time.

I disagree with the notion that "pretending racism is over" would be the winning move because, if the respective careers of anti-racist activists like Tim Wise, Jane Elliott, Robin DiAngelo, Ibram X. Kendi and others I can't be bothered to recall are any indication, fighting racism is an evermoving goalpost. They have redefined racism to mean literally anything that puts colored people in a disadvantageous position even if its in done entirely according to the rules of equality. This is why they have now shifted the discourse away from equality to equity. It's why conversations with anti-racists ultimately end in failure when you play by their rules. Blowing up the game and saying "White people have interests" is a far more viable strategy.

In terms of actualizing real life political goals, you are correct that the right got high on their own supply and impulsively took an opening when everyone should've hesitated and carefully calculated the next big move. Complacency is death, and that was another critical error on part of the right. Instead of playing like they're losing, they got reckless. No one argues that UTR wasn't a total shitshow, and ironically, the fallout couldn't have divided the right more. There was the era of infighting known as the Optics War which Groypers / AmNats openly feuded with alt-righters / WNs over who ruined everything when it should've been the opportunity where differences were put aside and resources pooled together to fight common enemies.

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Looking at >>59843 I thought about how easy must be job of Chinese agent in modern Burgerland.
All you need to do is "decolonize quantum physics research", "introduce neurodiversity into Air Forces" and so on.
Also I got unironically paranoid about colleagues