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you are invited for the party
bring snacks
women will be provided
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No. 37521 Kontra
>4kank knows about us
Oh fuck no
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>>37521
Sportschan invites everybody to join them for the Superbowl. Right now their team (KC) is looking good.
Nope, scratch that. The 49ers just tied it.
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>>37521
I'm a 4ch*nner but I have never mentioned this place there as to not attract the pestilence.

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What are the best martial arts for self defence?
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>>32919
This.
I go boxing and only had a few sparing matches so far and those were super intense for me because I've never been in a fight since I was a kid.
Fighting regularly so adrenaline doesn't cloud your mind anymore seems to be the key. Because I still get all tensed up and jittery, even though I know the basics.
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No. 32930
In order to get good at fighting you must spar regularly, but this means you risk suffering lots of blows to the heda which is bad for your health and cognitive function. So it’s a bit of a dilemma.
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>>32930
Wear proper headpro.
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No. 37404
>>32868
Bumping an ancient thread. Anyway, wanted to throw my two cents in as well. Mostly was Brit-Ernst says though. Especially this: >>32916

Also, I'd like to add that you should consider your physique. Speaking of myself, I am a rather short guy and lightweight guy (1.70/70kg). Therefore boxing would come with the disadvantage of lack of range which I would have to compensate with either excellent punches or willingness to go really into my opponent. I went with Ju-Jutsu for years (modern, less martial "art" version of Jiu-Jitsu) where I chose the discipline of full-contact (less protection gear, basically everything allowed, pretty close to MMA).
My legs would allow me some additional range I wouldn't want to miss as a boxer. That being said, a good boxer could still easily knock me out with just one well-placed punch.
I also tried Kung-Fu for a while because I believe it gives you best control over your own body, especially the Southern-Chinese style with low center of gravity.
Also consider, most street fights would not go as in sparring. Almost no one you would ever encounter in a street fight would have decent fighting skills in terms of techniques. They might just go ape-shit on, perhaps intoxicated or simply less hesitant than you with little to no experience to combat outside sparring. Personally I believe the most important thing in combat is awareness to what's happening around you and self-confidence to know you are able to defend yourself and not afraid to experience pain.

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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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Forgot to include context for the NASA program:

>the posters serve both an external and internal purpose. They advertise the expeditions to the public and are hung within NASA facilities and the offices of other US government organizations. And the charming kitschiness of the posters give the ISS crews, who train together before living in close proximity, a chance to participate in something fun and goofy when they work with the graphic designers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

https://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-posters-inspired-by-pop-culture-2017-7

https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/heo/sfa/purpose
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No. 35179
>>35095
NASA also released a neat little barebones sim game on Steam
https://store.steampowered.com/app/224000/Project_Eagle_A_3D_Interactive_Mars_Base/
It's pretty sad honestly that they have to resort to this. It's making me unironically miss the Soviets.
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The first images from the world's largest solar telescope. In addition to taking these great pictures, scientists will gather data to better understand space weather. Also, the telescope's mirror gets really hot.

>In this movie, taken at a wavelength of 705nm over a period of 10 minutes, we can see features as small as 30km (18 miles) in size for the first time ever. The movie shows the turbulent, “boiling” gas that covers the entire sun. The cell-like structures – each about the size of Texas – are the signature of violent motions that transport heat from the inside of the sun to its surface.

https://www.aura-astronomy.org/news/nsfs-newest-solar-telescope-produces-first-images/

>>35179
I ended up watching some guy do a playthrough of this, where he had to find all of the hidden astronauts.

Project Eagle: Cataract Simulator 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2Ts0hN4JfE
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>>35179
Meanwhile in the alt-earth where USSR won the Cold War Проект Медъед is made by a software engineer in his spare time who sells the rights to the Космическая программа who sell them to a consumerist video game corporation in the Japanese SSR (nominally communist Japanese regime but 70% of the economy is still owned by the private sector).

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I dont know where to put this and I guess history thread is on systemkontra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ56MYa9W8M
Video is about Russia getting smaller. But my question is, do you think Russia's collapse in early 90s would not have happened if they didn't lose a massive amount of their population? Do you think it was ultimately generational population shocks that killed USSR?
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>>23652
Perhaps such things and terms are REALLY a thing on the americas. But if not...gosh, are you guys retarded, I must say.
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No. 23658
>>23652
Why are you talking about yourself in third person?
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No. 23692
>>23652
>Said Montreal police constable Benoît Boisselle about the Communist antifascist terrorists who attacked the the police protecting the Messe des Morts festival where Graveland was scheduled to play. The Antifa thugs were clearly supported not only by the communist Industrial Workers of the World union but by the local Montreal city government too. Three of the perpetrators identities are known: recidivist junkie and anti-Semite Katie Nelson, Éric Sédition (a card-carrying member of the IWW), and Alexandre Bouleric (member of the Canadian federal parliament from a district in Montreal). All walk free to terrorize again.

>The Canadian government of social justice warrior Justin Trudeau and the German government of General Secretary Merkel clandestinely supports the leftist attempts
Yeah I'm done I'm not reading any more of this bullshit. How about actually giving us some unbiased sources on this? The idea that antifa are both a "real menace" and not just an imaginary one, and that the cops of all people are on their side, is exactly the kind of crazy bullshit I meant. It's even harder for me to take a bunch of middle class white kids crying like pussies about their victim complex because theres allegedly a few hooligans. Know what we used to call that? A fucking mosh pit.

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No. 37372
Just bumping this up to endorse this video course on modern history:

https://www.coursera.org/learn/modern-world/

Most of the stuff you probably already know if you have some interest in history, but it's really well presented and for me it filled in some blind spots that I only vaguely knew I had before, e.g. the larger historical context of the Russo-Japanese & Sino-Japanese wars.

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>>37356

I'm kind of no.
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Imagine putting effort into an online episodic magazine from a site that is majority pedoshit and trannydicks
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No. 37364 Kontra
We don't care mate. K*hl had nothing whatsoever to do with krautchan. It is a shithole filled with the absolute worst scum, pedophiles, shitposters from 4kanker, and Canadians. I don't give a damn what they have to say about anything.
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No. 37369
>>37356
I mean, power to them and from what I've seen posted, it seems like it's okay. It's just not really my cup of tea. Imageboard themed zines never held a great deal of appeal to me because they either just feel like fossilised threads in which case, I might as well just go to a board and post, or are dry and lacking the soul of a good zine.

>>37362
I have to agree. Sadly, some of the better writers there would be better served doing their own zines where they have total creative license and aren't bogged down by the baggage of the idiotic side of the site.

Hide No. 31235 [Reply]
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Ernstchan is uniquely suited to hosting a "zine", or rather, a journal. The slow pace of the board, with focus on well thought, rational posts, combined with the knowledgeable and intelligent posters here, makes ernstchan ideal as a source of quality content for this sort of endeavour.

As such, I am looking for submissions for this journal. Submissions can be as long or as short as you wish, and can be on any topic of your choice. Artwork, poetry, fiction, puzzles, how to guides, recipes etc etc are also highly encouraged.

I hope to publish the first edition next month, and after that, once every two months, with special editions in between (for example, Christmas).

Submissions can be sent to --

ernstchan_zine@protonmail.com

I have not chosen a name for the journal at all. I encourage you to send suggested names to me at the email above. Please also note that I will not immediately respond to emails, but will acknowledge reciept of submissions in due course.
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No. 37338 Kontra
>>37337
In fact, I propose that one edition of Ernst Journal be published using such a minimally simplified orthography, as a test for how it would look and read to educated English speakers.
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No. 37341
>>37337

>have > hav

I agree, it could also be said that we could reverse the weird English trend of putting the vowel at the end of word when it occurs in the middle. For example; (The first word is just to show the effect of the the e in the second)

> Hat > Hate > Haet
> Bit > Bite > Beit
> Car > Care > Caer

The latter you might notice already exists in British English as a loanword from Welsh pronounced identically to the first.

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>>37341
>ban English from ASCII-only usage
Oh noes!
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No. 37343
>>37341
Personally, I'd keep the "silent e lengthens the previous vowel", if only because we already have that rule, and it's pretty easy to follow. Ideally we change as little as possible about the writing system, while removing as many exceptions to the rules as possible.

eth/thorn could be done by instituting dh for edh... but do we really need it? It's not that common a sound, and outside of function words the rule "edh between vowels, thorn otherwise" works.

There are tons of proposals to radically reform English spelling. None of them have ever come close to implementation. The only one that has worked is the American system, and the only ones that have come close were also relatively modest proposals.

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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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>>37314
Perhaps I'm not interested in the topic at all?
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>>37315
Perhaps. But why waste posts and sage a good thread?
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>>37316
>why

You directed your words to me, so I answer, common thing I guess. No need to bump a conversation that is based on a question that intends to provoke the EC/Kohl opposition. I don't sage the whole thread by doing so btw.
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>>37304
>>37305
An interesting project, and the author clearly put a lot of work into it. The only thing missing is a summary chart showing each new letter along with it's common sound eqivalent.
For anyone interested, the attached pdf is a copy of the first article which this one references.

On topic blog, with numerous constructed alphabets which were created for fictional languages. Some are simply English with alternate symbols in place of each letter, but others, like Klingon, are more elaborate:

https://www.omniglot.com/conscripts/fictional.htm#other

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askking for a Bernd
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klimer

Hide No. 25420 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Let's discuss non-electronic gaming. Would prefer it not just bog down in chess and go with nothing else, but we'll see. I know we had at least one German here who played the Dark Eye.

Useful links:
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/

Decent place to pick up .pdf files legally. Also some print on demand. Surprisingly, it's also pretty easy to sift out the average to bad stuff that exists on it.

https://thetrove.net/

Great resource. Doesn't have everything, but has most relevant things with some notable exceptions, like GURPS 4e. Mostly exists because those that actually have the power to enforce C&Ds recognise the usefulness of having the first sample free, and the rest either don't care or are out of business or the files are out of date editions .

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So then, having finished up that last session in a way that ties up the story of Kurt and Hubert in a fairly satisfying manner, selling a cybernuke for a ticket out of the Block. Next time we will be doing something new.

This means two things. First up, if anybody else wants in on the game, 0600Z on Saturdays is our timeslot. You're welcome to join in. https://discord.gg/ZGmpJe9

Secondly is deciding what we want to do next. I could continue running Bodycount in one of two ways. The first would me more of the kinds of adventures we just had, and the second would be a different setting using the same system. I've been toying with the idea of Cyberpunk Soviet Moscow based on a discussion I had with Brick a little while ago.

If you're not really feeling the system that we're using, I'm happy to run another one, but I think we've got a feel for this one and jerking around systems too often can be annoying. I'm guilty of it in real life, but I'm trying to cut back a bit and run more connected games instead of one or two one-shots in a new system every time.
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No. 37222
>>37220
I'm fine continuing with the current system and Cyberpunk Soviet sounds
interesting enough to me.

btw, you two would have loved the exhibition of Moebius, sadly I was not able
to take pictures. Particularly the things you don't see often, like the
abstract pieces that were meant to capture the basic means of shape recognition
without giving the satisfaction of resolving into anything recognizable.
Moebius himself was delighted to find people at galleries try to deny that
these were authentic works by him because they did not match any expectations
peope had of him. I'm thinking about visiting the exhibition again, actually.
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>>37222
Forgot the images.
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No. 37242
Yeah, it depends on how we're feeling as to what setting we go for. I think that more can be done with Block 47 than what we have done, and we could theoretically even transplant it to other places within the Dark Stars setting, there are Free Martian Cities for example that are not under corporate/UN control, and there are other planets too with varying degrees of appropriateness for the system. When the Dark Stars shit comes through from kickstarter, I plan on running that system though, it's a more thorough d100 version of the same setting with higher lethality.

I might need a week to make things for the new setting if we go the soviet route though because I have more shifts than normal this week, so won't have time to knock it out before Saturday.

Ebin art too. Already giving me some ideas for weird golgotha rooms to pretzel my group's brains with :-DDD

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Making steps day in and day out
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No. 37124
Since we're on that topic already, do you sometimes have a short exchange with someone (esp. a girl) and something feels slightly off about it, and you keep pondering about it then suddenly realise what it was? Well, that just happened to me.
The coworker girl I have a crush on passed me by today and asked whether I've seen the play that was performing, I said I didn't. She said something along the lines of "You should totally see it sometime, it's really good" And that's where I fucked up and just mumbled something about "Yeah, maybe..." instead of playfully asking whether she'd like to see it with me. It was such an easy set-up that would've allowed her to either agree to it or cop out without feeling weird, and I was just too slow-witted to grasp the opportunity.
Makes one think about all the opportunities that one doesn't even realize one missed, not sure whether to laugh or cry.

>>37109
Now you inspired me to revamp my profile. Before I used to get a few matches per week but for quite a while I had almost none despite not changing much about the profile so I stopped using it.

>>37111
>No point in berating an intellectually second-class thot for reading shit.

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No. 37126
>>37124
>Before I used to get a few matches per week but for quite a while I had almost none despite not changing much about the profile so I stopped using it.
May it be that you spam-swiped right? Cause Tinder supposedly shadowbans you for doing so.
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>>37109
It's something that I've been curious about for a while. I don't really want to use it in a legit way, but I've wondered what the fuck was up with it. Maybe one day I'll install off a burner or something and give it a whirl for laffs.
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No. 37168
>>37103
Your mom will love you know matter how much you fuck up.
Start living, then when your body can't deal with the abuse, start living clean.
Give everything for a girl and then lose it all.
She'll still be there loving you.