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Hide No. 28349 [Reply]
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I've just released the indie game that I've been working on for the last months in early access mode on Steam. Please consider playing it and let me know about feedback for the final release (planned in spring).

The game is about a college student who gradually alienates from the social scene and ends up becoming consumed by his thoughts. His behavior becomes more and more erratic and in the end there is a climax.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1054450/The_Raintime/
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No. 28355
Looks intriguing, I'll try to check it out & give some feedback

How come/what inspired you to do a game like this?
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No. 28357
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Funny, I always had such a plot in mind for a short story or novel. Guess it's the screen hermit hivemind in act here.
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No. 28394
not sure why you didn't put this in the vidya thread but I guess it deserves its own. Downloaded it.

>>28350
I can't stand and hate the fact to no end that "visual novel" has become nothing but a byword for weeb shit and more hentai anime trash. That shovelware was clogging my goddamn screen so much it was the one and only thing that actually forced me to figure out a way to filter my recommendeds and such. To this day -anime is my one omitted tag, in addition to -nudity, because for some fucking reason a lot of anime trash still was getting around that filter. Since blocking -nudity from my results too I have been unharrassed by such spam.

God anime is such garbage. I simply cannot believe how much of it is polluting steam.

I am particularly annoyed by this just because "visual novel" basically describes a broad array of games that I actually like. For instance Planescape Torment and Tides of Numenera can both much more easily be called a visual novel than anything else--and no, I don't mean "comic book" bullshit either I mean a game that is actually much more like an interactive book than anything else. The main problem is if it's a good book, which in many cases it is not. P:T and T:ToN are both technically crpgs but really they're so far gone to that direction that I would basically describe them as visual novels, thus, I am constantly fucking angry whenever I see shit thrown around like "VN" because weeb garbage has basically tainted the tag to being nothing but hentai waifu shit.

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>>28357
Same. You write who you know, I guess?
Feels like the "increasingly detached outsider protag" is a response to contemporary culture and norms, so it's something the creative types can hang on to. Plus I don't doubt that a good chunk of imageboard users can be described as students/recent graduates with deteriorating/nonexistent social lives who end up consumed by their own anxieties/delusions.

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if I have a set of size n, how many unique arrangements can occur if every item in the set must be paired with one other item? for instance, if I have ABCD, there would be three unique arrangements of pairings:
  1. (A,B)(D,C)
  2. (A,C)(D,B)
  3. (A,D)(B,C)
Is there some kind of general combinatorics equation that could be used to calculate the number of unique arrangements of pairs for a set of any size? n! / r! * (n - r)! doesn't work because that's for calculating number of combinations, not for calculating number of possible arrangements of pairings where all items in the set are paired.

thanks and sorry for being retarded
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No. 28363
Given a set of n elements where n is even, there are (n-1)!! (look up double factorial) possible pairings. I can't elaborate cause I'm taking a shit.

(3)!!=(3)(1)=3

t. "Bogdan"
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No. 28365
>>28363

To elaborate slightly, basically you have n-1 ways to choose the first pair, n-3 ways to choose the second pair, n-5 ways to choose the 3rd pair, and so on, until 3, 1.
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No. 28371
Gave it a shot, might be wrong. I don't know how to formulate it mathematically, but after solving some cases by hand and staring at a graph of resulting sequences, I think the problem can be solved recursively.
With 2 letters, there is one combination:
[AB]
AB

3 letters, there are 3 combinations:
[ABC]
AB
AC
BC

With 4 letters, it's 3 again:

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Hide No. 27392 [Reply]
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Are the skeksis from The Dark Crystal an antisemitic caricature? Think about it: they’re beaked, hunchbacked, lecherous, alien schemers who drain the life force of innocents in dark rites (blood libel) to maintain their power. They are rootless interlopers from another realm who have seized control of an autochthonous civilization through cunning and treachery. Basically all of the tropes are covered here. Does this matter? Are observations like this paranoid or do you think a clear line can be drawn between characters like this in sci-fi/fantasy and historical portrayals of Jews in western art and culture?
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No. 27416 Kontra
>>27413
It may not be a good example of the genre, but fantasy, it still is. Like it or not, The Smurfs are as much fantasy as The Hobbit.

Would you have preferred me to mention the Tremere clan instead?
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No. 27424 Kontra
>>27416
???
The Tremere are an offshoot of Order of Hermes mages from Austria. It has nothing at all to do with Jews.
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No. 28362
>>27392
Jews are edomites. Ezekiel 36:5.
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No. 28367 Kontra
>>28362
>red, hairy, angry all the time
Pretty sure that's Scots

Kontra for being more cabbage bullshit.

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Haplogroup pros at Hebrew University of Jerusalem reconstructed what Denisovans (of which we have very little well-preserved skeletal remains) likely have looked like, by comparing their gene regulation to that of Neanderthals and modern humans, and interpolating most likely features.

>"We provide the first reconstruction of the skeletal anatomy of Denisovans," says author Liran Carmel of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. "In many ways, Denisovans resembled Neanderthals, but in some traits, they resembled us, and in others they were unique."
>Overall, the researchers identified 56 anatomical features in which Denisovans differed from modern humans and/or Neanderthals, 34 of them in the skull. For example, the Denisovan's skull was probably wider than that of modern humans or Neanderthals. They likely also had a longer dental arch.

>The evidence suggests that Denisovans likely shared Neanderthal traits such as an elongated face and a wide pelvis. It also highlighted Denisovan-specific differences, such as an increased dental arch and lateral cranial expansion, the researchers report.
>Carmel notes that while their paper was in review, another study came out describing the first confirmed Denisovan mandible. And, it turned out that the jaw bone matched their predictions.

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>>28120
>Carmel notes that while their paper was in review, another study came out describing the first confirmed Denisovan mandible. And, it turned out that the jaw bone matched their predictions.
They guessed 7/8 traits right by this method in the case where additional material evidence was procured after they already ran their model. While their model is an empirical one and doesn't have very deep understanding of how and why, it seems to be reasonably accurate.
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No. 28128
>>28119
Indresding, but it can only be a hypothetical working basis until better proofs are being found.

That Denisovans were morphologically close to Neanderthals has always been assumed by most scientists.

I'd also like to see a comparison with the same tools to Homo heidelbergensis/rhodesiensis/antecessor.
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>>28119
I find it somewhat interesting that the model does show, a couple East Asian traits could be of ancient Denisovan origin. Compare wider dental arch (it's also been shown before that the genes that cause sinodonty are likely of Denisovan origin – https://www.pnas.org/content/116/30/14806), and general eye and nose shape on the reconstruction – especially in specimens like picture related.
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Me on the left

Hide No. 25207 [Reply]
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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. 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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No. 28071
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this is also S-P-A-C-E suitable
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>>25207
great series, stayed with me for life because it was such an epic story. As for the elevator, it was written in 1996 so give it some slack.

As I recall the elevator was basically a stretchable construct of tubes connected directly to Phobos that was relatively simple in its construction, but when it comes down it wipes out everything along the equator from its impact - like a whip hitting at full speed across the planet.

>>25248
megaprojects become less daunting when you can reach a point technologically that you can automate things. If you can build a machine (or factory) that can in turn, build two of itself then basically building anything is only a matter of time and raw materials.

btw have you got the third book yet? It's not as good as the others, it's kinda a space-matriarchy-slutcore society where women run everything for some reason and travel around the solar system getting fucked

Hide No. 1225 [Reply]
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What are your favorite conspiracy theories?

1. The earth is flat
2. 9/11
3. Chemtrails
4. Aids doesn't exist
5. Dave Chappelle is a clone

"But it's all true" incomming
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No. 26180 Kontra
Christ, the more I read this article, the more annoyed I get. Imagine how fucking shitty he had to be at his job to be fired by Democrats for villifying right-wingers. This is when the Dems had Congress, so yeah, this Salon article doesn't add up. We're also talking about the Obama Administration which kept tabs on various patriotic groups, particularly those connected to the Tea Party movement. This Daryl Johnson must've been let go for sheer incompetence because he's still be employed if he were half as talented at tracking domestic terrorism as this Salon article claims he is.
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Wow the antichrist certainly is trying to move at quite a clip these days

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/The-Navy-says-those-UFO-videos-are-real-14449261.php

It doesn't make sense to me why they'd be trying this shit now though unless it's just memetic seeding. I am now as I was before pretty much convinced that whatever this dumb "storming area 51" thing that was being talked about before is also a psyop that was pitifully being seeded into some communities. If it started mostly on twitter and shitbook then I am also 100% confident that it is nothing but a psyop.

I can, if ernst likes, elaborate on my genuine beliefs in why I think that unveiling a New Age global cult is one of the final pieces to installing the heinous NWO, which to me perfectly does NOT make sense to be doing it now. Why? The world is totally disunited, the various councils and economic unions haven't even coalesced into any regional governments other than the EU, and no great battle was waged first between the fanatics, and against the atheists, and against the nihilists, until finally, exhausted, the nations of the world come to accept that some unifying spirituality is necessary--and that that one true religious authority for mankind is Lucifer.

But why would they be pulling this UFO shit now? The NAM groups are also pretty weak and disrupted afaik atm.
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No. 28068
>>28066
>I can, if ernst likes, elaborate on my genuine beliefs in why I think that unveiling a New Age global cult is one of the final pieces to installing the heinous NWO, which to me perfectly does NOT make sense to be doing it now. Why? The world is totally disunited, the various councils and economic unions haven't even coalesced into any regional governments other than the EU, and no great battle was waged first between the fanatics, and against the atheists, and against the nihilists, until finally, exhausted, the nations of the world come to accept that some unifying spirituality is necessary--and that that one true religious authority for mankind is Lucifer.

Go ahead and elaborate. I probably won't know what to make of it, but I'm all ears.
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No. 28069
>>28068
Well I guess which part of it, for starters. I think the thing to keep in mind is the direction I'm coming from, which is mainly the Book of Revelation, because I see it as truth and all things proceeded from that direction

oh hey there's a spider on my keyboard
I'm not sure how much good or bad juju this is but I let him in and I'm not sure how he got here from the kitchen

Hide No. 26967 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Old thread is kontra. Share your daily grind: Autumn haiku edition

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Goldenrod in bloom
Gathering winter stockpiles
Squirrels scurry forth
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No. 28024
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Grandma came over today. Basically half of the day was spent on a long story time about what life was like "back in the day". It was okay I guess.
For a moment I got lost in this wonderfully idealistic description of an sporting event organised by the military on a Saturday, where students did exercises paired up with soldiers (Standard stuff: running, grenade throwing and shooting.)
This wonderful little tale of "a 17 year old girl with a rifle wins the race and gets a cake and a box of chocolate".
For a moment I even felt the colours. To be cringe-y, I'd say it was like as if I was watching an anime.

I managed to complete a small presentation. Made a powerpoint for it, and collected some materials, and then sent it over to the other members in the group.
The subject was a series of seminars at a university in the early 20th century, where nearly all of the young intellectual strata of the time assembled. They discussed aesthetics and styles, contemporary artistic developments, and they routinely criticised one another's works in this series of gatherings best described as truly intellectual. It made me feel rather sad. Currently, there is no great cause, no great idea, no great movement that's sweeping through the world. It's the same as with Mishima and Dostoevsky. Dostoevsky was sad, because he missed out on the glory-days of the Napoleonic wars, where the ideals of the French revolution clashed with the Ancien Regimes of Europe. His whole body of work is trying to deal with this emptiness. Mishima was sad because he missed out on fighting in the Second World War. (Though, in the case of the latter, he almost actually fought in the war, they just misdiagnosed his cold as tuberculosis during conscription.)

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No. 28026
>>26967
Worked 16 hours yesterday, I'm trying to learn Verilog with a Vidor 4000. Hoping to get more skills for the labor market, I think if I decorate this with C/C++ (kernel-side) I might become very interesting to certain employers.

My current line of work (Python, JavaScript, SQL, ERP System) was never what I wanted.
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>>28019
>Sure it would be better to actually witness it at the opera but I'm not sure whether I really want to know what post-modernist regisseurs do to his work.
Based Syberberg has you covered, his cinematic adaptation is absolutely nuts. It's positively post-modern but also keeps all the pathos inherent to Wagner.
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No. 28366
Reviewing my thesis draft. Fuck it's hard slogging through all these chapters.

Hide No. 25424 [Reply]
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>Is it appropriate to say free market economics is like an untamed jungle?
Thousands of species intermingling, co-existing and being co-dependent on one another. Predators and prey in some kind of larger cyclical relationship. Completely chaotic yet will last for eternity undisturbed.

>Is it appropriate to say communism is like a manicured garden?
Cultivated, orderly and thought out. Completely planned. Devoid of life and spontaneity. Chaos is one misguided gardener away.
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No. 27912
y'all are dumb as hell arguing whether the statist oligarch should be nice to you or mean to you.

statists, not even once.
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No. 27913
>>27912
A representative of the State, even if the State is shit, is still not necessarily an oligarch. The only societies where this tends to be true are monarchies, Capitalism, and other forms of imperialism and dictatorship. The irony with Capitalism is that in this alternate history it somehow coincides with democracy, where you can at least theoretically be any random person and run for office, but now just to register in small local races costs $10,000 so while a representative of the State doesn't have to be an oligarch and being an oligarch is neither his job nor his power, in practice just about everyone who runs for office is one. Well, except Obama and Carter for example. Bush and Trump are examples of multigenerational establishment oligarchs. Obama is an example of non-oligarch who happens to kiss the asses of oligarchs. Putin is an example of an oligarch who's king of thieves through probably agent of State connections and organized crime ones, whereas the old Soviet regime afaik the Politburo could not actually be said usually to be oligarchs, just oppressive dickheads.
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No. 27957
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>>27913
>Bush and Trump are examples of multigenerational establishment oligarch

The difference is, that Bush, especially Cheney, worked just for the other 500 most powerful US-families, whereas Trump really tries to do that, what he thinks will serve the American people at whole width.
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No. 27983 Kontra
>>27957
At least it's easy to see why you're here and posting pattern. Everything that hes been doing has been to the benefit of himself, his immediate family, and especially his family businesses. Kill yourself.

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Is that true that Putin used to be drug dealer and taxist for Sobchak? (famous Russian oligarch)
Was 1998 economic crisis one of the biggest triggers for Putin to come to power?
How fast Putin got all the power in the Russia and even got to expand to entire post-Soviet?

Also here some memes
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No. 27949
>>27900
If you know Russian, read "Вся Кремлёвская Рать" book. It is avilable online as I know.
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No. 27952
>>27901
>if we got stuck with a new corporate/mafia state loosely organized and coordinated through intelligence agencies who would be the defacto successor government

That's how it worked all over former communist countries.
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No. 27955
>>27952
>That's how it worked all over former communist countries.

That's how is is in allegedly free and democratic countries like USA, GB or India.
The deep state has the control.
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No. 27984 Kontra
>>27955
go back to /pol/

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Hi everyone at /int/! We, some guys from /b/, have set up a radio server for Ernst, it is called Radio Ernstiwan, the name being a pun derived from the popular "Radio Eriwan" (or Radio Yerevan for some). Now anybody can share his music, feelings or thoughts about the industrial output of the Ottoman empire during WW1 with his fellow Ernst brothers.

The address is: http://radio-ernstiwan.tk:8000

For listening just employ your favourite software which is able to play network streams and use the links in the upper right corner when a stream is on (pic 3 related, this is the "server status"-page when a streamer is active, otherwise it's empty). If you wanna start a stream yourself you will need a streaming software. I use "butt" (not kidding), which is a lightweight stream client without much configuration: https://sourceforge.net/projects/butt/. You'll also need an account. For testing purposes I created a test account which everyone may use (IP 194.5.250.49, Port 8000, mountpoint "stream", Icecast-User source, passwort teststroem), pic 4 related. Later, you'll need a personal account, and since there is no front end for this, you can just send me a mail at ernstiwan at protonmail.ch with the username you'd like to have, I will then generate an account for you. This is also the mail address to contact me outside of EC, in case you feel the need for it.

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No. 27958
I'll be streaming a playlist I put together of random songs. It might be good, it might be bad. The play time is about 45 minutes.
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No. 27961
new thread pls.
I keep missing stream announcements.
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No. 27966
>>27961
You didn't miss much, just me trying to organize my music pile into some logical structure.
I was also able to look at my settings more closely and figure out why BUTT only works when the microphone is active. When I was denying access to the microphone, this also blocked access to ALL audio input devices-which of course included Stereo Mix and Microsoft Sound Mapper. So access to the mic has to be on, which is the bad news. The good news is that the computer is a desktop and I don't have to leave one plugged in. That way BUTT will work, and there's no danger of my karaoke accidental ambient noise infecting the stream :DD.
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