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This thread is dedicated to discussions and findings about the present, future and history of (digital) media and technology. They can concern culture, society, politics and philosophy. I know we have a science thread and a computer thread, but this thread is decicated to the humanities side of the issue, though this thread should not exclude (computer) science.

I will make my updates here regulary I hope, so this is a personal thread which should accompany my personal studies, but you are invited to post here as well. I will mainly review articles or books, perhaps post personal experience we often discussed imageboards here, which can boil down board culture, but also social composition, so that would be a topic, but also hope to link thoughts together in the future.

More or less: What are the consequences of a digital age in various domains, where are we heading and where do we/it came from?

The thread could contain questions like:

[*]What is the digital, what does this notion imply?
[*]What is media?
[*]The dawning of the notion of networks

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No. 54324 Kontra
This is not the hardware thread.
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I think it is a "funny" irony of history, that the very people that went against state technocracy in the 1960s and 1970s would help enact and (motivated by profit interests) narrate technology that is used to constitute privatized, that is undemocratic, technocratic rule. What is worse, such people have god complexes, thinking nobody else but them is able or allowed to fix the shit they fabricate(d).
No. 54447
I trust you've all seen this one?


It's all fun and games as long as the chip only reads and interprets signals, but once it can write thoughts and emotions back into a brain... we'll see.
No. 54456
Since I've never seen it, I was impressed. I also don't follow applied CogSci things very much. So usually I get another opinion on what I see, that maybe provides arguments and this one here seems interesting.

It claims that this is not a novelty. I think it is still impressive that they did this with humans already. And it also poses the question if you can reduce everything to neuron activity and completely program the brain, actually writing back into the brain to control its functionality. It's exciting, and I guess some things will be possible. But I'm not really sure if reductionism is the answer to crack the full code so to speak.

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You know what to do.
No. 54098
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umm, sorry
No. 54432
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So close
No. 54433 Kontra
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I fuggin LOVE oversize sweaters, they are so comfy!
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No. 54236
I can respect that. Won't make it sound better, but a motherfucker just doing their thing hits.
No. 54237
I see. Despite my dislike for hippies, I'm actually kinda glad that "dude" still lives on, because I often use it myself, as well as its Russian analogue "чувак" ("choovak"). We actually have a crisis of sorts in Russian language concerning the ways of addressing people. If you actually know the name of the person you're addressing, then its a no-brainer, because you just call them by name informally, and by name+patronymic formally (or jokingly, if they are your close friend), or by patronymic informally if they are older than you. But if it's some random person, then it's a bit hard. In tsarist times, you'd probably use "господин"/"госпожа" ("gospodin"/"gospozha" — "mister"/"mistress"), in Soviet times you'd use "товарищ" ("tovarishch" — "comrade") if you want to be nicer or "гражданин"/"гражданка" ("grazhdanin"/"grazhdanka" — "citizen") if you want to be colder, but now the former sounds too pompous, and the latter is outdated, so it's a bit hard to figure out what to use. I prefer to use "молодой человек"/"девушка" ("molodoy chelovek"/"devushka" — "young man"/"girl") when I address young people and "мужчина"/"женщина" ("muzhchina"/"zhenshchina" — "man"/"woman") when I address middle aged and old people, but it still sounds pretty awkward. I avoid using "бабушка"/"дедушка" ("babushka"/"dedushka" — "granma"/"granpa") because some people may take offense in that (women especially; in fact, one woman actually snapped at me for calling her a "woman" — did that stupid cunt seriously expected me to call her a "girl" when she's obviously way over fifty?). Social interactions are so annoyingly complicated.
No. 54238
>in fact, one woman actually snapped at me for calling her a "woman" — did that stupid cunt seriously expected me to call her a "girl" when she's obviously way over fifty?)
No. 54239
I did it. Somehow I did it. I managed to get through whole day without calling someone stupid cunt or dumb bydlo. Understaffed and more shit to do today than usual today. It was hell. By the end I seriously questioned if I could make it without being fired.

Meanwhile I do not know what is going on with me. I don't even know why I reflexively tell myself well it must be psychosomatic you probably need higher willpower. Maybe even more when I am told by useless doctors everything is fine, nothing is wrong. Life as true born bydlo must be horrendous. Nobody believes you, you cannot articulate yourself, probably they will shoot you full of one decimal point too many drugs and kill you. Maybe it's just more of a component of an overall totally rotten system here. At least I have an idea three separate things to check for being normal.

Today I watched this
Very fascinating and amusing interview

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Lately I've been nostalgic for the good ol days of the original KC. Can we have a thread dedicated to threads/posts from the good old days?
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No. 52789 Kontra
I'm going to make money off these rubes someday. Make one stupid thing that validates their stupid kulturkampf opinions and they'll buy it. The sole thing they're right about is trannyism really is a plague, but these people are equally detached from reality if not moreso. Imageboards became like what happened to 9/11 truth Ron Paul tiers becoming the Fox "news" Sarah Palin Tea Party Express. They're radical establishmentarians now and useful idiots to suck the cocks of the wealthy elites and everything is a race to the bottom.

But kids though, man. I worry too about what pornography has done to people hell I mean you can legally do super degenerate shit if you were born in 2003. People born in 2003 are doing porn. Everyone is getting scammed, everyone who's a kid turned into some useful idiot or another. The system is rotten through and through and rather what some of us hoped, that a free and open internet would make the world a better place, it actually managed to make it infinitely worse. All that happened is we marched into an even worse dystopia ruled by a tiny circle of billionaires faster than before.
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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.
No. 54044
>It's a normal phenomena. For example, alt-rights never call themselves alt-rights even if they are totally OK with that label and that ideology (I don't speak about people like Shapiro who were wrongly called alt-rights by media).
SJW was a real "group" of people as I know, and alt-right was more forced therm by media. I may be mistaken, but I don't remember that anyone even created this therm and used it unironically before it becomes just a media meme.
And from what I have seen, Homak never was a part of this SJW group you trying to label him because dislike how changed his worldview.
No. 54059
This is leading us to a long "holy war" weakly related to thread topic. I'm OK with it if you are. If you are not, I'll just say one thing:
you like to contrast western liberals (who call themselves "progressives") to vatniks yet they share same authoritarian mentality, and older liberals like Foucault would be ashamed of them.
No. 54074
I doubt that Homak shares this mentality nor do I. Social democratic=/=authoritarian socialism, no need to be so absolute. Don't know whay homak himself thinks, but if he deleted arcticle which depict traps as some trash because he feels very bad about it now I don't think that means he dreams about some sort of islamic gommunism.
Okay, end of off-topic.
No. 54134 Kontra
There are multiple separate groups within "the left" many who hate each other just as there are within "the right wing" like for example something like 70% of Democrat voters dislike political correctness and the woke retards. They don't even have majority support that side of the aisle. Also it's ridiculous to try and say SJW, which is a term applied to them, in the same breath saying no one on the alt right called themselves alt right. We're on the internet. On an imageboard. We saw it all go down. At this point though between Qboomers and the woke right the entire thing is entirely faggy and coopted by the establishment anyway.

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Blowfish thread, we already came knocking, we now tearing the door down.
Not much to shill if it’s BASED on facts:
You can see plain and simple on the site that there’s still plenty on the road map but we’re already
brining up cool shit and good numbers.
Community-focused memecoin. No dev-wallets, no private-sales or other shady sketchy shit.
Devs straight outta the comunity and main-dev (it’s his passion project, we just helping out with menial shit) is FAANG, don’t act like he needs your pocket-money to make it to the end of the month lmao.
There’s a lot of kinds of memecoins. Blowfish it’s not JUST your hehefunycoin.

We already got up and running the Lottery that am not gonna explain because, yeah
put in blowfish -> smart contract & Bogtools’ RNG Oracle (cop BOG too, don’t be that daft) -> vrrrrr -> win 95% of the pool and other 5% gets burned.
Do take part to the lottery because it’s most likely the last time around we do it with blowfish instead of BNB to make liquidity more stable.
Might as well be the last time you wanna touch your Blowfish

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No. 54023
this shit is gonna blow hard
No. 54024
How much do I need to make it out f wageslaving? I have 0.5bnb
No. 54025
Get 0.1 bnb into blowfish at highest bnb value before tomorrow. If blowfish dips for some unknown reason in the upcoming weeks cop some 0.05 bnb more. Then HODL for a month.
But also not financial advice and DYOR
No. 54026
No ok it just did a smol dip so you got real fucking lucky

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It's time to vote, Ernst
No. 53957 Kontra
Too short topic description. There is a history thread if you wanted to discuss Reichstag elections.

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Do you have a local sideshow scene and is it as retarded as it is here? As you can see in the videos, local "youths" here engage in fun activities like going the wrong-way on a highway bridge, dabbing on motorcycle cops half the people doing this are off duty moto cops and their offspring, doing sick burnouts in the middle of the street, drag racing in school zones, and stealing each others' cars.

While associated with the criminal underworld they're uniquely distinct from the other criminal groups here, largely because the latter preys on the mentally destitute who cannot bring themselves to drive a vehicle let alone maintain ownership of one without pawning it for drugs. This could be seen in the 2013 Mesherle riots: there was a big event at the port with over 100+ cars. Eventually local police actually bothered to do something about it (TSA called them, TSA was unhappy. TSA lacks pursuit vehicles), when they announced their operation to each other all the smart cars heard it and bolted while everyone else was trapped as cops shut off the access roads. Great deals at the impound auction a month later.

As you can see there's a lot of illegal guns at these events too, which is notable because it's when the two groups I mentioned interact: the street racers and ricers want non-CA guns that nominally require a police officer to buy from. The latter group are all crazy homeless people who will steal such weapons right from cop cars for heroin. This is a known problem and the SFPD looses about 10-20 guns per year this way. Across the bay, Oakland is better about it and San Jose doesn't have this problem because San Jose kept their asylum open.
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Well, because it causes lots of accidents. Many Saudi drifting videos were a massacre, even with dead spectators and the like
No. 53718
It’s literally the first or second cause of death in Arab petrorich countries kek. I saw a lot of vids of cars driving with only two wheels touching the ground an people sitting next to the window in frequented highways.
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>It’s literally the first or second cause of death in Arab petrorich countries kek.

>and what else
>well, this world is so brutal that it can be even true

http://www.healthdata.org/saudi-arabia: "What causes the most deaths?"

FFS it's true. It's the 2nd.

>I saw a lot of vids of cars driving with only two wheels touching the ground

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more recent kill list

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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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>"Taro soft flour cake"
Never seen that, is it similar to dried soy / dried gluten, i.e. it's initially very dry and hard, then soaks up liquid and gets spongy? Would totally put that in my digestive tract.
>Sichuan pepper
Did you know you can simply buy oil with a little Sichuan pepper extract mixed in? I've only found out recently, it numbs and is convenient. Tastes slightly bitter though, something I don't remember from the "proper" way, so there's no reason to switch if you don't mind dealing with the plant parts.

I think I need to find new sources of Taiwanese pickles soon. Of the three shops I used to frequent, the first one doesn't have any, the second one (Yuanye) scammed me so I'm boycotting them, and the third one is under collateral lockdown (it's only accessible through a now locked-down department store).
No. 52824
Planning to make some dan dan noodles or mapo tofu with the doubanjiang & sichuan pepper, gonna post an update this weekend. Otherwise most of the stuff is (or rather were at this point :D) snacks anyway.

>"Taro soft flour cake"
Tbh I expected some sort of "wet" cakes, but this stuff is rather airy, dry & chewy. Found out it's also called sachima. Would definitely recommend, it's really good. So far the sweets from Taiwanese brands have never disappointed.
> gluten
Never had that stuff before, but the shop actually added a pack of gluten snacks with a low expiration date for free, it was interesting too, but overwhelmingly spicy. The Makgeolli was perfect for washing it down tho D

>Did you know you can simply buy oil with a little Sichuan pepper extract mixed in?

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Finally got around to the mapo tofu!

Here's the recipe I used: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/07/real-deal-mapo-dofu-tofu-chinese-sichuan-recipe.html
I'd recommend using a bit less sichuan pepper & soy sauce/doubanjiang initially, then adding it to taste, I ended up overdoing it a bit.

I also replaced the minced meat with shiitake since it had gone bad over the weekend.
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Dan Dan noodles this weekend, good stuff though next time I shall make my own chili oil

Recipe: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/04/dan-dan-noodles-recipe.html

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Are religious people going to preach about Jesus to aliens who are significantly more advanced than us, right before they zap us like bugs?

Survivorship bias is the only reason Christianity survived this far. The strongest material culture enforced Christianity. If the Aztecs would have been more advanced than the Spanish we'd all be sacrificing on pyramids.

The Middle East and North Africa are Muslim now, but they used to be Christian. The Christians there got removed by Muslims. Do you think the same thing will happen to "the way, the truth, and the life" when a stronger lifeform encounters us and dismantles our planet for resources?
No. 53181
When a new disease crosses the species barrier one of two things happen: Either the new disease burns through all supceptive individuals killing them or the disease is innefective/mild enough that the host species adapts. Only in the first case the species could be wiped out. But I'm a assuming an advanced civilization capable of making bioweapons would also tweak their inmune system/qurantine protocola to be much more efficient so "natural" strategies would be pretty obsolete by then. Bioweapons could be used against lesser civilizations but I think that would hardly require the trouble to have natural reservoirs of biodiversity given that other kinds of weapons could be used against lesser civs, nanotech seems to have all the advantages of bioweapons, for example and its functions should be much more straight forward than messy natural biochemistry
No. 53195
Whatever toxins they have still have to work their way into our system somehow. The Earth is also a big place and whatever makes the toxins would be a living thing so spreading it over the earth would take a very long time if it is even possible at all and still it would be highly likely that places would be missed. And that is if it even works on us at all or if we don't create counter measures. So I think that if this hypothetical super bacteria or fungi could even exist it would be a supporting asset not the way this hypothetical people would kill us on it's own. It would just be like anthrax or any other chemical weapon, it might disrupt us but it still needs following up.
No. 53197
Depending how the machine works, a nano weapon could just become a big galactic problem over time because it could take just one comet or something smashing into the planet to spray it everywhere. Granted it would be on long enough timescales to be largely irrelevant in the scheme of things but still. Organic life however will eventually die. It's not likely anything would survive a trip through space, so it preserves the number one and two rule about weapon development which is never develop something you dont want used against you eventually and don't shoot yourself with your own weapon. I just think a nanoplague has too many drawbacks to actually think about using.

You're forgetting the kinds of timescales were are talking about here. I mean yeah sure you could easily just glass it if you're in a rush, but spraying bioweapons are the kind of thing that unless you had instantaneous portals or the fleet is on standbye in orbit it's really not a problem at all waiting for several years. I suppose it would really work down to circumstances, which could also include the fact that for example simply lobbing a giant piece of rock at us from the Oort cloud or a diverting a nearer object would almost totally commit exterminatus but we would still have the opportunity for seeing it coming, which could give us a chance at stopping it or diverting its trajectory as well as generally lead to detecting it as a weapon in some circumstances if they tried it twice. A bioweapon is a stealth weapon. It would probably be a lot easier to just spray some spores and not have anyone think much of it than others which could also actively damage the planet, although I guess if you wanted to colonize their world for God knows what reason glassing it with something bigger than Chicxulub would do a pretty good job sterilizing the surface but so much microbial life would survive it's still risky.

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No. 53733
What you have to say is not that interesting that you need a post as bloated as you to say it.