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Because old one is over.

John Romero released his semi-official new episode for original doom - Sigil https://www.romerogames.ie/si6il
With two versions of soundtrack from awesome composers. WAD requre some sourcport that bybass limits of 128 visible flats same time, but recomended to play of cource without mouselook, jumping etc. This is very asshole set of levels that aimed towards doom veterans.
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I was just wondering if it's a thing because the Slavic choice of ghosts and demons being in post-apocalyptic games is a really odd one to Western viewers. I guess if theme is more like XFiles then it kind of makes sense. It's just that Western media seems to portray a completely materialist reality with no spooky stuff at all outside of horror and fantasy.
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Well, if you'll end up in wonder land of Vvardenfell, just ask in threda, I'll describe how to install all best stuff properly to get best experience without bugs and problems.
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Witcher 3 is pretty good, you just need to go in with a different mindset. It's an RPG with a pregen main character. You get to flesh out the finer points but the general concept is set in stone. I remember your concern from earlier about having to play as Geralt the randy old man. Just go in with the knowledge that you are going to control how he navigates the world (several different ways are entirely in character and plausible) rather than who he is.

And yes, I agree that Fallout 4 isn't the best in the series but in many ways it came close. It just never really fulfilled its obvious potential. Combat was far better than it was in 3 and NV but it used DPS calculations instead of shot-based damage which made semi-auto weapons just plain better than automatic ones. Weapon customisation was also pretty nice and had a lot of options but base weapon options were limited and despite the variety of weapons, they felt less varied than in say NV. Then settlements which was pretty fun, and was cosy for a while but lacked anything to really do with them. They just sort of felt like padding rather than an actual game mechanic that meshed with the rest of the world. Levelling is a matter of preference rather than something that is binary good-bad, but I personally didn't mind its removal of skills, but did prefer Horizon's version where skills operated in the background by using them and perks tended to add a large lump sum to the relevant skills in addition to their usual benefits.

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With the news of billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest and the probable implication of many other rich and powerful Americans, I’m reminded of why I’ve always found the decades of these rumors completely believable—the “Dutroux incident” in Belgium.
Marc Dutroux is a career criminal, multiple murderer, and serial rapist/pedophile who was convicted of abducting and sexually assaulting several young girls in the 1980s, but was released after only 3 years in prison.
He went on to reoffend almost immediately, keeping captured teenagers in his basement until they starved to death and even killing one of his own business associates.
The notable aspects of this case that make it unusual in comparison to the average serial-killer-type tale are Dutroux’s high-level connections to the upper tiers of Belgian society and the notable “incompetence” involved with the investigation.
For example, at one point, police actually inspected Dutroux’s home, HEARD the screaming of the starving young women in his basement, and appeared to decide they had simply “come from elsewhere.”
They also seized videotapes that depicted Dutroux building the cell in his basement, but never even viewed the tapes, and then RETURNED them.
It is certain that children died due to this unforgivable police work, but it’s also quite likely that this was something more sinister than mere incompetence.
Dutroux, it transpired during trial, was involved with pedophile/trafficking rings which implicated vast swathes of the Belgian govt., police, and civil service.

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This is ironically one instance where I sincerely hope the guy didn't get hurt too bad because I want to see him leave to testify and strike some kind of a plea deal where he can bury all his rich and powerful associates
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Btw I used the word "unresponsive" because a different article says this:

>The situation was so dire, that at one point, Epstein appeared to have lost consciousness and was unresponsive.

>He was “carried away” by staff, the source said.

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Pure coincidence
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Seems that he intended to testify against persons of the American oligarchy. e.g. Trump oder Clinton.
Hence Epstein needed a friendly reminder that he should not do it.

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If a cancerous cell line from a vertebrate becomes established as a venereal or otherwise transmissible disease (eg Devil Facial Tumor Disease, Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumor), does this represent a new life form distinct from the species that cancer developed in originally?
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I'm glad you liked it
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I meant at macro and micro levels and I find it interesting that seemingly both death and increasing local entropy in the surroundings while requiring free energy are all things that have to be glossed over for that definition to work. But I'm not very good at physics so frankly I haven't got much business arguing the matter to begin with. The German was focusing on definition 3. I was focusing more on definition 2 and you on definition 1. Also the only reason the system can even exist is by a constant stream of energy from our nearest star. I see the system as being inherently unstable and still think you need a bit of mental gymnastics to try and keep this exact theory but whatever.
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I take back what I've said in >>24853 after reading the linked wikpedia article. My view has changed to: I understand the concept(s) of entroy much less than I thought.

Lots of food for thought, I guess I should thank you for that.
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I'm not exactly an expert on it myself. I only know what I know because it was required to get at least a little bit familiar with the concept for the Basics of Information Theory course at my uni. And even then, although the professor insisted that we read Shannon's Mathematical Theory of Communication, I kinda took a shortcut and read Wolkenstein's Entropy and Information instead. It was a good read and I managed to pass the exam thanks to it, but I feel like my knowledge on the matter is still kinda insufficient. Maybe I'll get to Shannon someday, just for the sake of self-education.

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Can we have quality thread on this topic? I honestely dunno what to disscuss specifically - types of anthropomorphism, your favorite pictures, talk about theoretical anatomy and other possibilities, searching for different media with anthro animals.

I don't like all "furry" resourses where I been - not people that I want to talk with, not people who cares about interesting disscution, just some teenagers who jerk off on mediacore quality hentai pics.

Ah yes, to not harm other posters post nsfw pictures under spoilers. Hope there will be people who interested in this thematics as much, as myself. And maybe we can attract to club more new people.
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>being racist against primates
Primates are unironically cool.
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Gorillas are ebin, I agree. My dad used to really like them too.

I want to give that chimp suspenders and docs :-DDD
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It was "reverse" joke towards she can view creatures with hummn faces as "anthro apes". Yeah, "quality jokes" ha ha.

However Primates are interesting topic too. I find if facinating that humans often disgust by apes and use them as example of "bad" animal. People don't like their behaivor, found annoying and stupid, even thought they one of the most smart animals on earth. As I know it is because we close species and we recognising in them actual our behaivor and our features, but in kind of "distorted mirror" and nature have mechanism to separating close, but not entierly close species by making them don't like each other (funny that it's applying to cultural part too between different, but close cultures in our civilisation Ukrainians-Russians, Balcan nations etc.)

From fiction of cource first thing you remember is Planet of the Apes where somebody tried to make anthropomorphic apes. What you can say about desighns in different movies? I can say that for me 2001 version sometimes "creepy" because they added human lips - and with apes it is so easy to fall into "creepy valley"
1960s ones did great job on other hand transforming human more advanced facial expressions into more animal apperance and same time make it belivable - without actual CGI.
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>1960s ones did great job on other hand transforming human more advanced facial expressions into more animal apperance and same time make it belivable - without actual CGI.


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Can games compete with traditional mediums like books and movies, if not will they be able to in the future? How does the perception of a story change in an interactive medium? Which games do it well, what works and what doesn't? Is storytelling even important in vidya?
Ernst loves generals so let's make it broad.

I will posts my opinions below, I want to blend into the crowd
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>Games can be a great medium of story telling, as long as the story is emergent and treats the player as a participant rather than an observer. And I mean the player, not the character controlled by the player.
That is literally what I just said yesterday. I know it was unspeakably long winded and maybe even repetitive, but still.

>I can also enjoy narrative focused games as long as the story does not try to contradict the actions of the player.
All this falls under the "well done" part, and the problem today is that a lot of indie developers are out there producing just okay mediocre games that have poor writing. It's like everybody with a typewriter or microsoft word or a blog now suddenly thinking he's a novelist on par with Vonnegut or Hemingway. It often looks like shit because the developers themselves are shit at writing.

>I also intensely dislike this fashionable trend of having a meta-narrative, where the game directly addresses the player, like in spec ops the line or far cry 4

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VTMB doesn't do much that it doesn't need to. Most everything in that game serves a purpose within the game. You don't get much if any of the in-universe lore about mages, werewolves or the fae, hunters are just kind of there to punish you for breaking the rules rather than being particularly fleshed out etc.

You have a setting tailored around a gameplay experience. The strengths of its atmosphere come from what information exists and how it's conveyed in a pretty natural way rather than the worldbuilding properties of the OWoD itself.
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>I also intensely dislike this fashionable trend of having a meta-narrative, where the game directly addresses the player, like in spec ops the line
Man, as I read this I was thinking of Spec Ops and then you said it. Don't get me wrong I think the game was done well (as a game / shooter) but story wise I get what you're saying, it makes you do a thing then punishes you for it the rest of the game. It's an interesting concept and one I haven't seen in a game before, so I did quite enjoy it.

I even have screenshots of my playthrough back in 2016, I forgot how good that game looks.
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On some level storytelling itself usually doesn't have to do more than it needs to do. Purple prose is one example of breaking this rule. There's no need or use in a novel for filler content. Like when a man walks into a room, you don't need to describe every single thing, like what else was sitting in a table, what the magazines on the table were about, the color of the rug, whether he showered that money and the brand of his cologne etc. similarly to how you don't don't ned need anything in a shot besides exactly what you intended in film and photography.

In VtMBs case it's kind of an odd one because I think they did too much and possibly a few times but definitely once introduced too much shit without explaining it. The Hengyokai is the worst offender. This only makes sense for someone who's steeped really deep, and I mean really deep into the lore. It didn't help that the model looked pretty terrible too. Since I was playing a Malkavian my first run I sincerely believed it to be just some weird retarded Malkavian specific thing and even then I was like yeah that's a bit much, since at the time I hadn't get read Kindred of the East. I had no idea that was even a thing and was equally puzzled when I encountered it the second time, as I'm sure many others were as well.

The problem with VTMB is that they tended to introduce way too many lore elements in a way that at times came off sloppily, and at others worked fantastically. Like for example the haunted hotel actually worked so well not just because the scene itself was so well done, because of how well it got integrated into the overall story so you can understand that Cainites like the Giovanni are messing with geists. What sorta worked but sorta doesn't is the Fae charm, because it's really not talked about at all and is just sorta there as something that stands out, but at the same time that's literally exactly how even a 300 year old vampire might encounter something like this, all of which creates the overall impression of a dark and forbidding world where assuming anything is incredibly dangerous, and where there are things, ancient and powerful and unknowable things, that scare even the worst ancient monsters you've ever met.

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The old one is dead.
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>Or do works like The Time Machine by H.G.Wells match the criteria?
I'd consider it theory fiction (as most sci-fi really is to some degree). But it's a pretty loose term anyway. Check out https://thewastedworld.wordpress.com/2018/11/03/a-theory-fiction-reading-list/ if you're interested.
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Will check it out, thanks.
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I wonder what kind of theory The Soft Machine professes. Or The Infernal Desire Machines of Dr. Hoffman. Or Gravity's Rainbow and Foucault's Pendulum.
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Why didn't we have this one yet?
Well, post what you're cooking/eating, discuss food and its culture in general and we may talk about diets as well if you want to.

I'm not a big cook myself but once in a blue moon I like to do it if the process is not too hard or needs too much time. I think the last time I actually cooked something was a south-western inspired casserole, it was extremely fatty because of the massive amount of molten cheese and I felt bad after eating it.
Today I found some older frozen asian vegetables in my freezer and cooked them together with some frozen sugar bean pods and some curry powder, I never thought cooked vegetables without any meat or carbs could taste so well.
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I made a fried potato and cheese sandwich.
I started with yellow potatoes, which had already been baked and then refrigerated. I put a few tablespoons of canola oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Butter also works well, and actually has better flavor. While the oil was coming up to temperature, I cut the potatoes. They were small, so I only had to cut them in half, and a few into quarters.
Once the potatoes are in the pan, I flipped them over a few times to coat them with oil. Since these were already fully cooked, they're only in the pan for 8-10 minutes, and I turn them over a few times during that span. I also sometimes sprinkle in some black pepper, but not today.
Once they're heated through, and the oil has created a crisp outer coating, I turn off the heat and drain the excess oil.
The potatoes are then returned to the pan, where I add some bits of Velveeta. I covered them to help it melt. I should note that Velveeta is technically not American cheese, but is a "cheese product" (>>24294 is right about the difference between American cheese found in the deli, and these other "cheese products", like Kraft singles. They are similar, but not identical).
After the cheese had sufficiently liquified, I poured the potatoes onto a deli hamburger roll. Another option here is to toast and butter the roll. Finally the sandwich is topped with some steak sauce. This steak sauce is why I didn't add any salt during the cooking process.
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I made potato pancakes from some leftover mashed potatoes.
Since the potatoes were cold from the refrigerator, I put them in the microwave for about 90 seconds-just long enough to soften them up. I then cracked in 3 eggs, a bit of salt, pepper, frozen diced onions, and garlic powder. I didn't measure anything; it was all done to taste. You can mix in any combination of spices here, and cheese is also an excellent addition. Once these ingredients are stirred together, I add flour until the batter is firm enough to hold shape.
To cook the batter, I set a frying pan over medium-low heat and add a pat of butter for each set of pancakes. The batter is spooned into the pan and patted flat with a spatula (protip: apply cooking spray to the spatula to keep it from sticking). The pancakes cook for 3-4 minutes before being flipped. At this point I like to add another small piece of butter to the middle of the pan. After another 3-4 minutes, remove the pancakes and place them onto paper towels to drain any excess butter. For consistant cooking results, I also wipe any remaining butter from the pan before starting a new set of pancakes. It browns quickly, and if it is allowed to sit then each succesive run of cakes will become darker and more oily.
I made a total of 14 pancakes here, but 3 or 4 is a decent serving. The rest will hold for a few days in the refrigerator.
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Did something like this Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwich since I found some pretty tasty tomatoes at the supermarket. Very simple & delicious!
I used whole wheat sandwich bread & put chipotle sauce on one of the bread halves instead of mayo. Next time I need to fry the bacon on lower heat though since it got a bit burned, also pick up some more expensive bacon while I'm at it.
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I've been making this chicken stew for so many years now I think it's becoming a staple of my family's diet

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Hello Ernstchan. Where is the serious discussion about computer's hardware?
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>We've already learned that the ordinary computer user doesn't give a shit about privacy anyway, people literally walk around with microphones and GPS trackers that send all their information to Google.

To me, the frustrating part is to keep true to principle but see everyone around me fail.
I still don't have a smart phone (or mobile phone in general), which puts me in a >1% minority in Germany.

My gf got a smart phone last year before traveling and despite swearing she won't use it for anything but the most vital things, I've seen her fixated on it way too often. Once even during diner, which resulted in a fight.

I actually don't know a single other person IRL that has no Windows installed on any computer. Everyone seems to have some Windows somewhere for games. Except me. Feels bad.
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>You can still upgrade from Win 8 to Win 10 for free
lol absolutely fucking not. I'd almost rather just toss my whole fucking PC onto a bonfire. That is not a fix. I would rather spend another fucking $60-100 on a comparable nVidia than ever have to suffer that kind of fucking horseshit.

It isn't even about the built in spyware, which keep in mind I have electric tape over both sides of my shitty NSA phone and I'm probably just going to upgrade to a cheap flip phone the next time because I fucking hate those things. So already while that by itself should be a deal breaker, fucking this webm related right here
Do you seriously think I am to put up with that shit? I have posted here multiple times in the past about how my single greatest fear about eventually bricking my PC from some hardware failure is be forced to get a new one which even on craigslist is going to give me a win10 system and how my great fear is how much a pain in the ass it will be to rip out that fucking system by the root and completely formating my entire fucking drive just to make sure there is as little trace of it as possible anywhere at all and having to do a complete reinstall of a possibly pirated copy of Windows 7 on it.

I think I need to emphasis this: if I got a brand new $2,000 gaming PC on it and it had Windows 10 I'm formating the entire fucking drive.

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>I'm pretty much stuck with windows 8 despite how much I hate both it and win7
install gentoo

On a serious note, just stop using windows and playing video games.
If you have to use windows for gaymen, use wine or a VM.

This post in not very suitable for this thread anyway. Please post all software related posts here:
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I know. It's here because I was posting about trying to install new hardware and while seemingly not having any like BIOS related issues or problems with my mainboard being incompatible like the guy at the store said I might, I ended up having OS related troubles because for some fucked up reason AMD decided to not support windows 8/8.1 anymore on their new stuff, in spite of the fact they even support other OS' including CENT OS and SLED as well as supporting Windows 7 and 10 but for some absolutely absurd fucked up reason they won't support 8/8.1

It even says on the fucking box
>supported operating systems:
>Linux, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 64 bit
and yet I don't find out until I get home that absolutely everything I feared about it not working wasn't a problem, and instead the entire problem is because I actually can't get the drivers for it on my win8 system. Hence the tangent into it becoming software discussion from hardware, because my hardware issue turned into a software one in which case I have no idea how to get a workaround to make the damn thing usable on my system except I did find this https://drivers.softpedia.com/get/GRAPHICS-BOARD/AMD/AMD-Radeon-Adrenalin-Edition-Graphics-Driver-17-12-1-for-Windows-7-64-bit.shtml being given as a possible solution that supposedly running a win7 driver package on my win8 was supposed to workwhich btw is what that fucking Russian garbage apparently meant by "8.1 drivers" it's just win7 drivers that malware linked me to without specifying which one and I found that specific link in an obscure thread on hardware forum although I haven't tried that specific one because the last time I was screwing around with different win7 drivers it kept giving me kernel security check errors and rebooting.

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The first pass is mandatory for every academic field. But since coming from the humanities the argument and relevancy [/spoiler]correctness and contribution you could say[/spoiler] is what counts in the end. There are "categories" (tho differing from the ones mentioned) and stuff like clarity, a context is always needed to classify the paper in a discourse. Also I didn't read the pdf further because it is about STEM. Yet I can account for the general part that it's the way to check/read any text of any (academic) field: paper, any article or a whole book. Structure is always the same more or less.
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Do OECD papers and briefs have a distinct bias or is that just a diffuse assumption based on the suggested anonymity and complexity of said institution? As far as I can see it, they have researchers from around the globe but also voices from the industry and politics, yet it's clearly marked as such. Just lately I grew out of the hostility and thought it might be a good way to see how governance and the future is partly driven by such expert papers and what I can extract from that for my own info in addition to that of seeing how policies are somehow made at least partly due to such papers.
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I check for the last author first. That gives me an idea of how to tackle it.
But normaly just figures first. If interesting enough a few parts of results. If interesting enough again, I read more of the discussion (often merged with results).
If there are no figures, I will scan for interesting mathematical models and start from there.

Introductions I never read and abstracts neither only very briefly sometimes when I'm not sure if the paper is actually about the specific topic.

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Sometimes you may feel the urge to share a pic but you can wait for suitable context eternally.
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>Three Latvian forest brothers in the small town of Ērgļi, Latvia 1951

Also the soundtrack to the pic
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