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I just discovered something pretty important. I won't go into details for obvious reasons but the knowledge that I have, if released on the internet, can help people but also do an awful lot of harm if other people use it wrong. But at the same time I have this urge to make my mark in this world and affect it. So I'm torn on whether I should just keep this information I have to the grave or release it on the internet regardless of the consequences.

What do I do, ernst? What would you do in this situation?
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No. 3662 Kontra
inb4 OPs information just drowns in the ocean that is the internet
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No. 20496
Perhaps the safest thing would be to kill oneself, just to make absolutely sure the information won't ever end up in the wrong hands.
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No. 20498 Kontra
>>3646
Why the fuck is there so much cancer on here all of a sudden?

>>3645
I sincerely doubt you're the first to have thought of this, moreover unless it's some kind of astounding technical breakthrough someone somewhere else in the world has likely come to the same conclusions.

>if released on the internet, can help people but also do an awful lot of harm if other people use it wrong
Anything released into the wild like that WILL eventually find its way to the worst actors. So the assumption should be that awful people find it. Since you're posting on a *chan odds are the awful people will be first to find it. If you post on cripplechan or came from vierkanal, you are the awful person likely to use it wrong as evidenced by
>But at the same time I have this urge to make my mark in this world and affect it
since this statement clearly implies that you don't actually give a shit about the consequences of your actions, only that there are consequences.

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>>3645
10/10 delusional

Hide No. 6905 [Reply]
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Economy-related stuff is big enough to have its own thread, such studies about economic/social stuff are constantly being made and it would be interesting to have a thread to share such articles. Let the history & sciences thread be a history-anthropology thread, since this is what is almost entirely being discussed there, and in the future if someone feels the need to create hard sciences specific stuff they can go ahead. Plus, the kind of discussion that this causes is different from history-related stuff, it is kind of news, but it's not news, it's still academic in the end. Economy, political science, sociology, geography, business stuff, urbanism, urban issues in general, infrastructure etc, all of this now belongs to the social sciences thread.

Rate this brave new world of services economy, globalization and increasing rural exodus where everybody flocks to some few global cities while the rest of the country dies.

source
https://www.rieti.go.jp/jp/publications/dp/12e071.pdf
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No. 6960
>>6948
>Singapore is a special case because of its location and its size, it can't be reproduced elsewhere

I'm not so sure about it. You could very well transform important cities into a kind of private states for whatever reason, it might be unlikely know but maybe not in the future. They would still drain the countryside around it. It's just that it's not old national territory anymore.
Or lets think about half private zones at least like special economic zones. You could push these into a more authoritarian direction if it is needed.
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No. 20452
necrobump
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No. 20484
>>6935
City States like Tringapore or Liechtenstein mainly profit from the fact that those are autonomous entities jurisdically, so they can attract companies to settle there as letterbox branch and save a huge amount of taxes and since the population is so little the few % taxation do not seem like much in global comparison, but really matter gdp per capita wise.
You can not reproduce this model on the scale of countries like lets say China or Russia. But, those entities have cities that have first world status and a countryside that has third world status.
Arguably I would say that the US is a special case, since it is not a nation that grew and developed organically.
Also Urbanisation is a thing, in the future all of our children will probably live in megapolis. Even in Germany, which is very contra-polis itself. Even our biggest cities look more like small towns stretched out over a large area. Munich for example even forbids the construction of skyscrapers, a silly thing if you ask me.

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I guess speed is fine enough to keep the thread afloat for considerable time.

Let's play some Minecraft on our /int/ server:
hub.dev-urandom.eu:25565 (version: [current version here])

Wiki with more information: http://dev-urandom.eu/doku.php/
Overview map: http://map.dev-urandom.eu/map/
IRC: irc.dev-urandom.eu - channels: #chat (ingame chat), #int
Pirate-friendly client: http://mc.dev-urandom.eu/MC_Open_Launcher-1.1.1.jar

Basic commands:
/spawn - Teleports you to the spawn.
/home - Teleports you to your home (set with /sethome or by sleeping in a bed).

Don't grief and don't be an asshole (obviously). Basically, you can build anywhere, although there are some limitations. There is enough space for everyone! Don't get discouraged by the autism of the server, things will get easier for you later. Also, mods, admins and other players can help you.

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No. 20243
Strange seeing it's still up. I remember playing there quite excessively during my university years in 2011 under the moniker 'Bernard'. I fondly remember building a massive tower near spawn. I named Katyn fortress. I have a feeling if I would get online there were new people, a new map, everything as distant as my life now seems in retrospect. I think those days are gone, never to return.
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>>20243
Are you talking about this tower?
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No. 20471
>>20468
No. Is this from the old map?
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No. 20483
>>4314
>Pirate-friendly client: http://mc.dev-urandom.eu/MC_Open_Launcher-1.1.1.jar

Link seems to be broken

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No. 20463
>>20462
Just an old valve superhet. Nice, simple and cosy. They're not really worth importing though. I've looked online and while they're way cheaper, the shipping can be quite a lot because it's international, heavy, fragile and can have sizable dimensions. Don't worry about it, I'm not. Shit'll happen when it happens.
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No. 20464
>>20462
Also, they're not so much rare as it is that the value of things that are 'vintage' gets massively inflated, and the Australian supply isn't big enough to get flooded and bring the prices back down like it would in the US or Europe where there are just more pieces floating around. I've seen what are common models being sold in bad shape and with missing tubes for more than what it's realistically worth restored and working.
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No. 20465
>>20464
Not a worry. I just thought I might help some fellow Ernst with something since I sometimes lurk flea markets and such stuff seems to be offered a lot.
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No. 20466
>>20465
Thanks for the offer though. Truly grateful for it. It's just logistically inefficient.

Hide No. 20083 Lock [Reply]
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>It is forbidden to upload any files that violate the law!
LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW!
>inb4 I get banned for shitpost
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No. 20088 Kontra
Hello and welcome!
If you have general questions about the functions of Ernstchan, you can ask them in /meta/.
We have a culture of "general threads" here, to keep it clear and compact. If you think that your topic doesn't fit in existing threads, then open your own with a meaningful OP, so a discussion can arise from it.
Thank you for your understanding and have a great stay!

Hide No. 20053 [Reply]
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Old is systemkontra
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No. 20056
>>20055
One with car in op pic is bamp limit, no?
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No. 20057 Kontra
>>20056
I mistyped.
>>20029
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No. 20062 Kontra
>>20057
Yeah I thought it as the new today thread, maybe I should stick to a common title instead of playing around with the concept and opener whenever I open one.

Whatever we keep the next one will come anyway.
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No. 20064
>>20057
Oh sorry I was confused and thought this some thread about medecine
Of cource use as today older thread. Thsi may be used when this metioned thread is systemcontra'd.

Hide No. 19269 Systemkontra [Reply]
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...be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.

and don't forget to post your daily hassles with life
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No. 20047
The tall, conventionally beautiful secretary girl who is my age, and is crushed on by every male in the company is flirting with me.

But I am actually attracted to the shortstack with an attitude middle manager lady who is 5 years older than me. Her confident and mean demeanor with her short stature awaken something perverse deep inside me. Especially when I'm leaning over her while she's reviewing my paperwork, angrily telling me off about my poor handwriting, I have this primordial urge to pick her up and do unspeakable things to her (lovingly).

My extended family would be so disappointed if I brought an older lady home. Buncha conservative bigots.
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No. 20048
>>20040
That combination seems interesting. I'd need to figure a way to make it intuitive since mismatching dice pools are typically a bit weird to wrap your head around without mechanical backup to break it down (see: FFG narrative system as a decent example) but I do like it. Though I don't know if I prefer it to just 3d6 unless I figure out something neat with the different dice.

The project started as a GURPS splatbook on the period (and I may still do it since GURPS would still run it excellently). The newer version is its own thing though. Essentially the core mechanic that I'm working on runs on the assumption that generally when you set out to do something you're either pretty sure you can do it, pretty sure you can't, or just dunno. This factors pretty well into a 3d4 distribution because you have a nice section where you go from ~75%->50%->~25%. Then I think about how you typically approach problems, you look for things you can either turn into helpful things for yourself or at least make them less of an issue (opening a tight jar can be tricky, but get a rag to help your grip and it can become pretty easy). So I decided that I'd work that into a narrative mechanic where negative modifiers are either reduced, neutralised or turned around by player interaction and/or use of items to make a target number that's more viable. The harder the initial obstacle, the craftier you need to get with planning it out and even then you might just make it into an iffy situation if it's a very dangerous task. It has similar uses in contested rolls where relative skills and attributes would act as modifiers in a kind of tug-of-war to determine attacks vs defending. Unfortunately, the same curve that makes those little modifiers impactful and interesting has the problem of limiting the way they can be used because of low granularity meaning there aren't as many in-between goldilocks zones to make TNs. As it stands, I'll probably end up stripping it down into something a bit less out there and go back to 3d6 where I initially began, but I want to explore my options first. See if I can't work something out. It's a fun little timewaster either way.

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No. 20050
I am being rude to a customer and nobody can stop me.

I started intentionally trying to piss off that fucker because he kept pestering me during non-work hours and being rude. In retrospect, bad idea. He seems like a vindictive fucker.
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>>20047
> I have this primordial urge to pick her up and do unspeakable things to her (lovingly).
I can't stop laughing because you had to add "(lovingly)" at the end there :DDD

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there are some odd choices in the 2019 mercer quality of living ranking.

  • personally i wouldn't rank munich 3rd and not above berlin and hamburg, however i can understand to a certain degree why they put it there.
  • why on earth are düsseldorf and frankfurt/main this high? frankfurt/main is germany's crime and drug hot spot, but it has at least nice surroundings and more than decent nightlife. düsseldorf has... i don't know. i've been there once and the only thing that i found somewhat interesting was the big german-japanese community. i have nothing against düsseldorf, but what has düsseldorf (6) to offer regarding quality of living that puts it above the other german cities in the ranking berlin (13), hamburg (19), nuremberg (23), stuttgart (27) and leipzig (60)? nrw-ernst pls explain!

  • paris (39), lyon(40), london (41), milan (41), barcelona (43), new york (44) and rome (56) should all rank higher in my opinion.

-cape town barely making it to the top 100 seems odd.

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No. 20004
>>19989
You saying dumb shit like this makes his point look a lot better founded
>with a couple reddit spaced sentences t
They're line breaks. It's a form of paragraph formatting used online. Every time I see someone use that term I realize they're probably borderline illiterates. It's used in online journalism all the fucking time https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/03/14/Former-UK-soldier-to-be-charged-for-1972-Bloody-Sunday-massacre/8331552566990/ the only people who seem to use that phrase are poltards who are literally too stupid to read or write anything longer than 240 characters.
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No. 20009 Kontra
>>19997
>You should have been the one who could have provided us with the methods of the Mercer ranking
i could have done that, however i did not create this thread with the specific intend of bashing mercer or, even more specifically, publish a critical essay on how mercer employs or not employs certain criteria in their rankings (although i wouldn't mind if the thread would go in that direction). the thread was supposed to be a rather broad /int/ topic.

>>20004
>It's a form of paragraph formatting used online.
>It's used in online journalism all the fucking time
it's also characteristic for reddit and line breaks after every sentence don't make posts more readable on chans.
>the only people who seem to use that phrase are poltards
i'm not a /pol/tard nor a right winger and i have no idea how one could come to such an assumption by reading the op and my other posts itt. i fucking hate politics on chans so god damn much.
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No. 20014 Kontra
>>20009
>i could have done that, however i did not create this thread with the specific intend of bashing mercer or, even more specifically, publish a critical essay on how mercer employs or not employs certain criteria in their rankings (although i wouldn't mind if the thread would go in that direction). the thread was supposed to be a rather broad /int/ topic.

As I tried to show with my last reply, I have nothing against such a broad topic of cities. But my impression was that you were more interested in Mercer and ranking than cities. Hence my rather rude replies.

Anyway, I don't want fight or argue about this anymore. Probably just misunderstandings.
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No. 20016 Kontra
>>20014
>Probably just misunderstandings.
yeah. the thread doesn't seem to be interesting for ernst anyway. i'll probably better stick with lurking and replying to threads i find interesting.

Hide No. 19918 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Hello Ernsts.

Do you like my OC?
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>>19920
And yet you come here to open a shitty thread every other day, your life must be even more boring than erntchan...
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No. 19923 Kontra
It's trash
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No. 19937
Don't post without epilepsy warning >.<
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Hide No. 18981 [Reply]
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Something has been missing so far from KC, and I seem to find what.
Whatcha drinking tonight, Ernst?
かんばい、みんな!
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No. 19728
So I drank some Baltic beer drinks.
They were pretty sweet, though I don't think that sweet alcohol drinks are very good.
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No. 19738
I left home 24 hours ago. Got a few hours of sleep here and there. Been drinking hard all afternoon so I can pass out on my trans-Atlantic flight. See you on the other side, Ernst.
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No. 19817
>>19738
>Been drinking hard all afternoon so I can pass out on my trans-Atlantic flight
This seems like a horrible idea.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/luke-harding-goes-drinking-oldham-2809218
I actually had a pretty vivid dream where all I could remember was I supposed to go to a wedding in I think Turkey, but wound up drinking at this small airport somewhere in like Abu Dhabi and getting filthy looks from the locals and then woke up in the wrong country.

I am to this day not altogether convinced that I didn't share a memory with some alternate dimensional copy of myself who had an unexpected life changing even from trying to travel between countries while getting hammered.
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No. 19819
>>19817
It all worked out ok. I had just enough to sleep well and avoid jet lag.

Europe is pretty cool.