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What websites does Ernst frequent other than EC?

I used to spend a lot of time on different topic related internet forums and websites but then i got a slave to chans somewhere around 2006 or 2007 and i left the other internet behind.

Nowadays are Nu-EC, Youtube, Wikipedia and, as a guilty pleasure of mine, Reddit the only sites i regularely visit (next to some porn sites)

I have no idea where the hate for Reddit comes from by the way, if you ignore the comments underneath the content there are some pretty fun subreddits.
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The interactive documentary Jheronimus Bosch, the Garden of Earthly Delights provides an in-depth tour though The Garden of Earthly Delights. In a web interface the visitor will be taken on an audio-visual journey, including sound, music, video and images to enrich the storytelling:

https://tuinderlusten-jheronimusbosch.ntr.nl/en
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No. 25329
Found some interesting web catalogue: https://peelopaalu.neocities.org/directory.html
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No. 25331
A well-organized set of music genres. Taking into consideration cultural, social facets are poorly verified, yet they make up the main factors to classify with, it conveys overall the direction of the music evolution.
https://musicmap.info/
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No. 25412 Kontra
>>24535
well damn, i should have interesting dreams tonight. the amazing resolution combined with the area based audio was quite terrifying in my sleep-addled state, i'm impressed this exists.
Apparently there is a VR version as well but that just looks silly. I could imagine recreating the scenes in 3d, would only be a fraction of the original but still interesting to walk into

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I've browsed imageboards since I was 11 years old, which may have given me an odd perspective on certain things. Among them was a peculiar view about how men and women are supposed to interact: that is, owing to time spent on /r9k/ around 2012, I came to believe that if I had a platonic relationship with a woman who was not a family member, this made me a "cuck" somehow, who was being exploited in an essentially unfair transaction. As a result I never had any female friends in high school since I was always guarded and paranoid when interacting with women (perhaps excepting a girl I briefly dated).

Now that I'm in college I realize that I made a serious error in judgement.This attitude may have stunted my emotional and social development. Furthermore, I realize now that women can be worth interacting with for reasons other than sex. More than anything, I'm mad that I sought out and received such shitty advice at such a young age. I wonder how many other guys my age have had their lives made slightly worse by internalizing incel views as a teenager.
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No. 25306
>>25303
A racial preference implies that I actively prefer a race and have a "type" like that, which is different from saying I've got a weird bias against Chinese women and is probably because of some strange pseudo-nationalist sentiment or something, plus all the bad things I heard about dating Chinese women. I guess that that one Brit can offer his counter argument to this.

I will state however that I've basically only ever dated or kissed white people Jews are also white but that's largely because I think I've almost only been around them and never really in a hugely multiracial community. Dunno why, but that's just how it is. This still isn't a bias though because it's a lack of opportunity. When I was down in D.C. before I saw some of the most amazing black girls ever and hell yes I would. To this day I still sometimes see them although I guess I am too shy, unmotivated, and generally apathetic about dating and sex now to actually approach them.

Plus I don't drink anymore and I don't smoke pot or do illegal drugs really so I think I'm pretty much limited on the kinds of people I can even date or approach or be around now because of it. I think the last time I had opportunity for sex was some half Asian heavily tattooed well, stereotypical halfie Asian woman I guess who was approaching my coworkers while we were out drinking, failed to nab my female coworker's bf, and eventually got around to me, at which point my female coworker pretty much saved my ass from disaster and just looked my thoroughly trashed ass in the eye and said she's about to go and implied I should get a ride. Which was a good thing because I know damn well I would've gotten laid that night and complicated my life, woke up hungover with no idea where I am or how to get to work and not be fired etc.

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No. 25311
>>25306
>partly because I have the most horrible combination ever of Irish and Slav genes
I've seen so many Americans having a weird relationship with ethnicity that I can't say if this is a joke or not
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No. 25313
>>25311
When you see an American say something cringeworthy about nationality or ethnicity, you can assume 9 times out of 10 it was sincere.
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No. 25320
>>25311
This one is actually true though and has some scientific basis in fact. The Irish and Slavs are well known for being prone to alcoholism. It actually runs in my family at the very least back two generations before me. It is like saying, oh, shit, I've got native American genes in me so I cannot drink. Such a thing isn't even unreasonable or meme or cringeworthy to say because it's a genetic thing
https://lordsofthedrinks.com/2013/06/24/why-indians-are-alcoholics-and-asians-cant-drink/
Yes I know it's just since cringe worthy seeming american blog but seriously just read it.
This I actually found a little surprising though
https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh40/152-160.htm
Psst check it out, that's also nih.gov so it isnt just some retarded murican bullshit.

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Old one is kontra.
What are you reading, Ernst?
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>>24945
For the sake of the Brits purse, I hope he has only bought the catalogue of Kremlingames but not of Paradox.
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No. 25231
I read a few passages from Fashionable Nonsense by Bricmont/Sokal, their 'critique' of 'postmodernism'

Since my own knowledge on STEM is sadly super thin I believe them, that the use of scientific concepts in STEM made by some french thinkers is not correct. Yet their expectations on that philosophy/theory differs greatly with what these people had in mind, whats even worse is that they have no clue of what these people want to say or think about yeah it's not easy to find out, yet it's not nonsense what they philosophize about, so they take a quote out of context and critique the use of mathematics or the speed of light or the Moebius strip without considering what the philosophy is all about. What it does, or what it serves for is not of interest. So they are right to critique the use of concepts when it's not a metaphor the authors are no real experts in but otherwise the missed the point completely, which stems from their point of view which can be sort out by reading the introduction. The late or even mid Baudrillard e.g. had a theory in mind, that is far of any 'classic' scientific codex. Theory becomes operational here, but not in the way of critique in a normative sense.
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So, I finally finished reading it. It's really good. Hiawatha feels like a proper culture-hero who embodies the values of his people to lead them forward.
He gives them safety, food, writing, and rituals. The only strange thing is how this all takes place very close to today.
The penultimate song basically takes out the whole work from this "epic" void where it could take place at any time, or simply be a series of events that differentiated from reality over time, bearing little resemblance to what actually played out.
(Just to bring up the Nibelungenlied again, that takes place entirely in this "pocket dimension" where Attila (Etzel) the Hun reigns, but the Romans don't exist. It's an amalgamation of a probably true rivalry between two queens that somehow merged with the Sigurd/Völsung-mythos down the line. In essence, it takes place in a void. It turns into mythos and legend.)
Longfellow kills it by mentioning "the white man" coming to the Americas in the second to last episode, and Hiawatha's predictions about the ruination of his people and what he built makes the ending quite bittersweet if not sad.

Otherwise, the rhythm is pleasant, and the stories Longfellow tell are quite entertaining and bear the necessary heroic qualities that make an epic good.
I especially liked how deities, plants and concepts are anthropomorphic, and for example Hiawatha's defeat of Mondamin in a fight means that he successfully subdued corn into a domesticated plant that feeds his people.

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Reading this book made me think Putin was somewhat right saying that "collapse of Soviet Union was the biggest catastrophe of 20th century".
Not because something good was lost with its collapse, but because policies and decisions made during 80 years of existing of this monstrosity were so illogical, amazingly inconsistent and retarded that it literally programmed dozens of countries, regions, peoples, nations to be poor, corrupted and full of hate towards each other and their very selves. The formal end of central authority in 1988-1991 simply uncovered to the West a part of tragedy we have to survive through

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I've been reading the red mars series, and they definitely got the space elevator wrong.

What do you think is the most efficient space elevator? Please include technical diagrams like so
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No. 25219
>>25209
as you can see in the fine drawing, from mars to space
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No. 25248
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I personally think that the space elevator is a probably pretty stupid idea. The thing is going to be both immensely costly on the scale of megaprojects unheard of in the past as well as fragile as all hell. It just strikes me as one of the kinds of ideas like a Dyson sphere or Kardashev scale where some had baked notion built on false premises by a couple of idiots gets swallowed up by the general population. The basis of these ideas is of course based completely on what we have to work with right now. It's like watching people half as smart as DaVinci in the late 15th century imagining how to fly and building diagrams with large teams of bicyclists because that was all they had then and because it was building off contemporary presumptions of how things work based on how things did in the past, like having teams of rowers on large galleons; the solution, of course, is the combustion engine along with aerodynamics.

And yes I will freely argue with anyone here who doesn't think the Kardashev scale or Dyson sphere is absolutely moronic. The space elevator is a bit less idiotic, but I still find it incredibly lacking in ingenuity and feasibility. What we may need is another way to stop relying on chemical propellants brute forcing our way out of the gravity well.
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No. 25265
>>25248
There's the halfway option where you build an elevator that takes a launch pad to the edge of space so that traditional launch methods become efficient and economical. It's still pretty fantastic but it's considerably more plausible than building something that goes to the clarke belt, especially a non-areostatic populated clarke belt like what Mars has.
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No. 25268
Uh, no need for a diagram: The station itself should be the weight and the elevator should be placed somewhere on the equator.
No counter weight anywhere, the elevator must be pulled by motor alone. Either one motor on the elevator itself, or two motors with one on each end of the rope.

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Is anyone here Masonic? I seem to recall that some British guy was, and possibly also a Dutchlad. What is your opinions on it? Can you actually do good charity work through it? Of course the thing is, I am East, and where I want to travel is West
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No. 25275 Kontra
Yes.
Dunno ;)

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>>25189
Dum-dum Pesterners don't know about muh Tiszanekeresd.
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No. 25243
>>25189
>bivaly

lol you gypsies stole this one from Romanian, who stole it from slavs (byvolŭ)
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No. 25244
>>25189
>I'm sure English has more expressions for such a concept, even if they are archaic or quasi-dead.
Maybe truly archaic terms of which I am unaware, but no, as American above said we really dont have much except boonies, the sticks, middle of nowhere, bumfuck nowhere, east bumfuck etc. We have no such expression anywhere near "place behind God's back" with sole exception of "godforsaken [noun]" like "this godforsaken shithole" or "that godforsaken operating system."

Actually I don't know why we call these things bumfuck to begin with because street bums are almost entirely a city thing.
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No. 25245 Kontra
>>25243
>Languages intermingling and taking vocabulary from each other is stealing
You'll be a brainlet forever, Bogdán.

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SRather than cluttering vidya discussions I figured why not make a new thread for everything PC and PC building, programming, or other tech stuff related thread.

So I've just been looking through and a lot of stuff on my wish list or I'd had my eye on requires better specs. My machine is apparently now hopelessly outdated. I knew it was getting pretty old but figured I'd just need a better GPU, but nope, apparently after looking around even my quad core CPU isnt powerful enough. I think I have officially hit the hard limit on what my machine can do for new releases. Not just shiny new ARPGs either I mean even just things you wouldnt think are intensive or that are now pretty old wont run. How should I go about this? Have you guys ever built a PC? I'm looking at it and now realize yeah, even with a new GPU and what I thought might just be a new stick of RAM tops it's pretty old. I don't even know the difference between USB3.0, DDR3, or any of that other stuff at this point or if I bought even just a new GPU would it have the wrong pins or somehow be incompatible with my other hardware. How do I even go about checking all this? My hard drive is so old now I bet that might be ready to fail too. Should I just buy a new computer? Build my own? Upgrade it? How to spend the least money and be as little frustrated as possible? Are used GPUs and CPUs a scam that could fail?
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No. 23823
>>23822
Oh stupid question but a dual core 3.6ghz CPU is inferior to a quad core 3.1ghz right?
>feel guilty
Don't. I'm not even sure if I remember you in particular doing so but everyone was raving about how good Witcher 3 and Divinity Original Sin 2 was at the time iirc and I simply grabbed it on a sale which I think might have been longer than a year ago. I also might have been drunk spending at the time. Regardless it was my fault for spending money on a game I knew I couldn't run without an upgrade not realizing I'd be too tight on money to blow on a GPU for basically one game for so long but now it is a great many games including multiple I already own, so at this point simply buying a new GPU alone is going to be the equivalent of buying 3-5 games for me (since 3 wont run and 2 did work but now the fucked driver won't boot them).

>If I find more time later I can elaborate why a slow CPU will be a huge bottleneck for games from the last 5-7 years no matter how fast your GPU is and how much RAM it has
This is now my other biggest concern where PC upgrades are concerned. I thought it was still pretty good but now, eh. Also, would putting new thermal paste on achieve anything? Don't you need to do that if it's been running almost nonstop for like 7 years?

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No. 23824
Brother is opening a gayming pc store.
I'm tasked with creating pc builds for the main lineup. Had to do a lot of research into new hardware, which I haven't cared for for years.
Apparently, you can build a pretty competent 1080p gaming machine for about $350, and you won't even need a gpu.
And it will be on par with my ancient i7.
A thousand bucks is enough for comfortable 1440p play. After that, the prices get ridiculous.

I'm having tetris effect from looking at spreadsheets all day. The choice of computer cases is pretty limited on the kazakhstan, and you need to rice the shit out of your products if you want to appeal to the gaymer demographic. Other stores we looked at have all the same generic cases. In order to stand out, we'd have to either find some chinese vendors (tech fetishism is really big there), or get a partnership with one of the big manufacturers. Doubt we'll have the clout to get corsair on board any time soon, but maybe some smaller brand.

The worst part of doing this is having to sort through mountains of redundant parts. I understand if there were a couple of models for every chipset / GPU, but no. Every manufacturer has dozens of versions of the same form factor motherboard / graphics card, with imperceptible differences. What's the difference between HyperX ROG Auros OC GAMING X and ElitePower TUF Mortar Tomahawk OC Gamer X? Fuck if I know. Makes it really hard to just stock up on shit and start selling it.
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>>23824
You are the artist right? Make your own gaming cases, you are not bad, man. Use a blower, I see beautiful Mad Max yet graceful designs
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Right now I'm thinking about upgrading my ram from 8 to 16 to run ganoo slash loonux on my second monitor. I think I'm going with Fedora this time around.

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thinkign bout dat kc
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No. 24663
>>24629
I haven't been there in 3 or 4 months but I had a look today after reading your post and yeah, the catalog was all CP and trannies. I would honestly report that shit if it were possible to report CP without becoming a suspect yourself.
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>>24663
Why would it make you suspect? It only does if you have a history of frequently using it I'd imagine. Which I guess for the people who chose the false idol of cabbage that would indeed be a problem.
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No. 24686 Kontra
I don't wanna steal traffic from Ernst but I see there is a demand for a board with lighter atmosphere. For those who got enough of Kohl but find Ernst too... heavy for most of the time I offer our board, /kc/, on endchan.xyz (please check other access options on the home page). We're featuring both casual chat and serious discussion, quite a few OC, and encouraging to express your own opinion instead just copypasting what you read elsewhere. It is a slow board which allows plenty of time to browse and post on Ernst too. Actually it's you who decide where, when and how much you post.
Thanks for your attention.
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No. 25210
>>24629
>>24629
>And yet, the mods do absolutely nothing about it.
mods are the ones encourage this shit. look at the banners for example. the place is either honeypot or some dark nazi pedo meeting site for retards.

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I wasn't sure were to post this as it didn't really fit into the today or documentary thread so I just started my own.
I've seen a fair few people post blogs on somewhat unrelated threads, and I thought it was a good idea if people just posted on this thread instead of unrelated threads.
Anyway, here is an interesting blogpost about environmental hypocrisy: https://www.ecosophia.net/the-flight-from-nature

Before anyone responds:
>Druids
>Ecological Spirituality
>Magic
>Astrology
I agree that 90% of the site is stupid shit but sometimes the literal resident autist Mr. Greer gives pretty scathing critiques of so-called modern "environmentalists".
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>>20694
I used deepl to translate this into english. It's an interesting article, and it was kind of funny to see someone explaining imageboard humor.
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MIT Press has a podcast where you have 30min talks about published books or articles.

Since there is a big publishing of arts, media, and cultural studies books, it's a good source for me, but they also have other topics. I listened to a talk on 19th century restaurants and their menus in the US during the times of the civil war.

Three others I will probably listen tonight, one of them was in my reading list, or still is after I listened to the podcast.

1.

https://mitpress.podbean.com/e/meme-spreading/

>In this episode, author Ryan Milner talks to Chris Gondak about the rise of the internet meme, and the five logics that factor into the foundation, growth, and success of a meme.

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Kali Tribune: A blog by a Croatian very much inspired by René Guénon:

-About Nostalgia and Weltschmerz:
http://en.kalitribune.com/penultimate-times-blues-nostalgia-as-a-disclosure-of-truth/

-About the Yugoslav Wars:
http://en.kalitribune.com/poverty-of-alternative-media-nazi-punks-and-heavenly-peoples/

-About Words and Time (audio):
http://en.kalitribune.com/words-and-time/

I think that the German Ernst who shared Jacobite Mag might like this blog.

>>20059
Thank you for linking Meaningness; I really enjoyed the "A bridge to meta-rationality vs. civilizational collapse" blogpost.
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>Hesiod's Corner:

Mission Statement

Welcome to Hesiod’s Corner! We are living in interesting and exciting times, but that seems to always be a truism. If you stumbled upon Hesiod’s Corner by looking for Hesiod—the famous 8th century B.C.E. Greek poet, then you might already have a good inkling at what is going to be contained here. If not, I hope you find this little slice of the internet informative and engaging—and perhaps you’ll grow in an appreciation for intellectual endeavors and activity, especially philosophy.

What will the content at Hesiod’s Corner be covering? Philosophy, mostly, also theology and broader subjects in the humanities and—from time to time—sociology, economics, and other subjects of the social sciences. But it all branches out. As all good philosophy students know, philosophy is cornerstone of both the social sciences and humanities and even the modern sciences (natural philosophy). From pure philosophy, we will also be looking all things related: philosophy of history (historiography), political philosophy, history of philosophical thought, theology and religion, the history of ideas, history, anthropology, and the canonical “great texts” of philosophy and literature. In other words, we shall explore Athens, Jerusalem, and everything in between!

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It's amazing how much YouTube has changed. I still remember when YouTube implemented the like:dislike ratio to supersede the star ratings like it was yesterday. Even more amazing is how YouTube's userbase has completely forgotten its more colorful personalities.

In the early days, users could produce direct video responses to each other, and dialogues would occur from all these back-and-forth videos within the userbase. A result of these was the rise of YouTube trolls. Anyone remember the old ass YouTube trolling communities from 2007 or perhaps earlier? With the mass normalization of the internet and the subsequent rise in YouTube's popularity during 2007, people uninitiated with the seedier side didn't really know how to deal with trolls. Trolling was still a foreign concept to most of the internet, so it wasn't hard riling up users thinking YouTube was their safe space.

Some of the earliest lolcows and trolls I became familiar with cropped up during this era. Two of the more prominent trolling crews were the Second Life griefers The Patriotic Nigras and Fried Chicken Trolling Crew. Most of them have long since become inactive and YouTube's sanitization has effectively salted the earth, but the memory still lives on.

Anyone else remember those days? Perhaps any funny stories?
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No. 25203
Yeah I often think about how much it changed. Everything people watch now are videos which have went through loads of post production. It is weird but even something like lonelygirl15 while artificial felt more like regular life in contrast to what people watch nowadays.