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'New' way to solve quadratics

Does ernst like??
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No. 37786
>>37785
Meh, too difficult for me to understand. I prefer old discrimnant formula.
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No. 37789
Uh, who sais this is new? I'm pretty sure I've seen this in discussions of quadrics and conics before. It's really just a special case of optimized quadric solving (as quadratics are special cases of quadrics).
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No. 37790
I dunno. I stopped thinking about that shit after I left school.
t. menial labour pro
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No. 37792
>>37785
These are just Vieta's formulas reversed.

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I have a question: "Wann ist der Unterricht aus?"
Can I answer like this: "Der Unterricht ist um 10 Uhr aus."?
Thank you for your answers!
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>>37053
Made me think
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>die Vereinigte Staaten
>die USA
>not die VSA
What kind of logic is this?
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No. 37744
>>37738
For the same reason they say internet instead of internetz, VSA sounds weird.
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>>37738
I guess first is translation, second is calling the country by "native" name.

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Why does Garfield hate mondays, even though he doesn't work?
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>>37588
Maybe make a thread if you want to discuss something instead of posting a discord.
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>NA_saying_good_thread.jpg
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No. 37625
>>30581
>It could be that he relaxes on the weekends, with plenty of time to entertain Garfield
Possibly Jon also doesn't have time to make a lasagna on weekdays. It takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes to make one.
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Good answers!

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There is a thread asking about German grammar, but why not make a languages general?

Why aren't you learning a language in your free time? Go for it, it's a good use of time. In a couple of years, you'll have an interesting skill.

I'm currently learning Russian, it's a horrible language crafted by Satan himself. Cyrillic is bad, but cursive cyrillic is just sadistic, it is no wonder that so many people resisted attempts at Russification.

https://www.livelingua.com/course/fsi/Russian_FAST_Course

Here is a link if anyone wants to suffer alongside me with Russian.

C'mon Ernst, learn a language!
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>>34685
Maybe EC shows wrong flag once again?
We have an Aussie under Britain ball.
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>>34684
Sauce?
Anyway, this law should be a model for every country.
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No. 34903
Bump
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No. 37706
>>14594
The IPA is cool, but the problem with it is that the symbols aren't 100% precise. Like one example my linguistics textbook gave is that the [p] sound in Russian and English is slightly different, even though the same symbol is used. IPA symbols are precise in the context of a specific language, obviously.

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>>35519
Are those first channels some kind of parody or satire?

>archive.org
...what?
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>>35519
you forgot pornhub.com
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>>35523
Actually, pronhub is next to facebook, amazon and maybe netflix the only company with the assets to be dangerous for youtube.

I also heard that they have plans allready to build up a sfw portal?
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SpokenVerse
https://www.youtube.com/user/SpokenVerse/videos
A man with the perfect voice for reading poetry, reads poetry.

The reader is anonymous, but it's possible he is an actor. In an old article, film critic Roger Ebert wrote this:
>The anonymous reader signs himself "Tom O'Bedlam," a name taken from a 17th century poem about a lunatic. I believe I recognize his unmistakable voice, but that is for you to decide.

https://www.rogerebert.com/rogers-journal/youtube-and-the-cinnamon-peeler

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Because the today thread is inappropriate for that
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When did ostalgie stop being a thing?
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No. 37579
Where can I read about France's present-day military, political and economical activity in West Africa?
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No. 37580
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>>37579
Wish I could help but I'm not familiar with this topic and so do not know the books. I'm sure if you searched around online you'd start getting lots of links on more where to look especially if you're really not picky about it being in French or English instead of Russian.

Here within first few hits apparently is documentary
https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/specialseries/2013/08/201387113131914906.html

I am thinking that you could actually probably get a lot more hits depending if use key terms like "neocolonialism" or something involving French-African geopolitics.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/294760692_French_geopolitics_in_Africa_From_neocolonialism_to_identity
This is different article from the pdf
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No. 37581
>>37580
Thank you

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Does Ernst celebrate holidays?
If so, how often and with whom?

I ask because I was thinking about Christmas celebrations the other day, and realized that I celebrate fewer holidays these days. Most holidays I just end up working, especially since my night shift makes the actual impact of a day of socializing, reflection, and rest less meaningful. I also used to celebrate some holidays with my Dad's side of the family, but due to lack of interaction I only celebrate with my Mom and Stepdad's extended family.

I've also noticed that due to work/time constraints by many members of the family, we rarely celebrate the holiday on the proper day, but instead move it to the weekend before or after. This was rarely the case in the past, but is now the norm.

Basically, I celebrate the following:
New Years - Alone/online, the last few years working on Gachimuchi collabs and the like
Easter - With Mom and sometime Stepdad's family
Mother's Day - Mom and Stepdad, and visiting Grandma in the nursing home (she has advanced Alzheimers, visit her regularly regardless)

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No. 37560
>>37559
And I have to explain, that we are celebrating Christmas eve, Christmas and "Christmas 2 - Christmas returns". The importance is of descending order. Nowadays it's just for nice food, braging with your flat and for the kids of course.
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I don't know about this work/holiday divide. If it's pancake day then I have pancakes, if I'm single on valentines then I treat the sexiest person I know (myself). I'm still observing a festival only in a more measured fashion. Pancake day is on the 25th if you're curious.

Using the threads criteria only Christmas and my birthday are really celebrated and it's been like that for over a decade. I still take time off to see family etc. that but I don't use the calendar. Maybe that says something about our increasingly fragmented society where we don't celebrate together which hurts how we relate in this slice of life anime called life.
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>>37559
>Why is thanksgiving a thing in the states?
Thanksgiving is our national Autumn Feast which Candians also enjoy, but on a different day. The main celebration involves families getting together and eating lots of food, but it's also a huge day for football(our version). Major NFL games are scheduled on the holiday. In addition to all that, the date comes at the end of November, and marks the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season.
It's basically America© condensed into a single day.
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No. 37575
No. I used to but now the answer is actually no. I spent Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, and my birthday working and then all by myself.

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What operas do you like?
Favorite composers and/or librettists?
Favorite singers?
Do you ever visit the opera?

Personally I'm just starting to reach out into this territory, having been hooked mostly by the music of Wagner and his librettos but also by the german Lied. Never been to the opera myself yet but I'm currently looking for a worthwhile (classical, not post-modern deconstructionist filth) staging I can visit this year and meanwhile satisfying myself with recordings and reading librettos.
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No. 36176
Also recommending some german Lieder, you can find the translated lyrics online (and should really read them).

>Elisabeth Schwarzkopf sings "Four Last Songs" by Richard Strauss
https://youtu.be/Cs0vSC9DUhU

>Christa Ludwig sings "Kindertotenlieder", written by Friedrich Rückert and composed by Gustav Mahler
https://youtu.be/9edKNmyiLBc

>Kirsten Flagstad sings "Wesendonck-Lieder", written by Mathilde Wesendonck and composed by Richard Wagner
https://youtu.be/XpAd7yTQOY4

>Elisabeth Schwarzkopf sings "Goethe-Lieder", written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and composed by Hugo Wolf

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I've only been a few times, and mostly because I could get in for free as a student or due to my current part-time job at the theatre. Nonetheless I feel impelled to share my unqualified opinions.
My absolute favorite was Macbeth by Verdi, I don't remember the sound that well, but the staging was really memorable, very surreal with colored lighting, monumental set pieces and good costumes. All the other ones I've seen the stage design and the costumes were pretty average/bad. In fact they seem to recycle most of the costumes from various different pieces without too much regard and put it off as creative freedom or whatever. I don't mind it that much but it's just kind of sad.
Recently I've seen Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov (based on a play by Pushkin) which was pretty good (again if you didn't pay too much attention to the stage design, and to the accents, and to the bad subtitles). They even made a trailer for it, see for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRvQG6CzrV4
Though I'm afraid that either something is wrong with my ears or the acoustics aren't all that great in the theatre I've watched it at. Then again I didn't exactly have the best seat of course. And it really matters where you sit so if you're actually paying for your ticket you need to really make sure it's a good adaptation else it might not be worth the money.
Also I've seen half of Der Ring an einem Abend which is a shortened version of Wagner's Ring cycle with intermittent commentary written by Loriot which is performed by a speaker. It wasn't as cringe as I expected it to be, but I didn't really enjoy it either. Maybe I just don't like Wagner that much, it's a bit too pompous, too many crashing cymbals. Though I did enjoy the Parsifal movie adaptation by Syberberg, but it's also a visual feast. What's the appeal of Wagner to you?

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The only opera that really resonates with me is Fidelio, and then just one or two arias. Musically, I like Mozart's operas, and a few pieces I'vd heard from 18th century French opera.

Wagner is to me the stereotype of opera in the worst way possible. Underwhelming Romantic-era music and lofty overblown national-cultural myths. IMO the 19th century was in many ways the cultural and intellectual lowpoint of the European elite, and the only post-napoleonic opera I really like and admire is Carmen. My nigga Nietzsche have similar tastes in this respect.
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As I don't want to post it in the Today thread, maybe we can talk ITT about theatre as well? In any case, I'm gonna hijack this for my impressions of the "Ice Trilogy" play I've seen on Saturday. Spoiler because it's a rambling wall of text.

It was really ambitious, just the sort of post-modern maximalism I enjoy. On stage the actors were followed and filmed with a handheld camera and the feed projected onto a half-translucent screen covering the stage, there was another LCD screen with additional pre-recorded clips playing from time to time, and an artist with a tablet whose drawings were projected onto the stage, also really banging sound effects and a pretty catchy live sung theme song.
Of course not all of that at the same time, it was split into 6 episodes with different settings & themes, quite a rollercoaster ride covering just about anything from violent murders, mad soliloquys, pure slapstick & plenty of fourth wall breaks, somber philosophical voiceover recitals, bizarre infomercial-stlye interludes and so on until it all dissolved into light. Also quite impressive how it were only 7 or so actors each of whom probably played about a dozen different roles througout.

Just to sum up the plot briefly, it's about a sect of chosen people with blonde hair and blue eyes, who are awakened by being hit on their chest with a hammer made from Tunguskan meteorite ice. Whoever dies in the process is not part of the chosen 23.000, but merely a "flesh machine". As soon as all 23.000 are awakened, all the brothers and sisters will turn back into their original form of light and the world will end. The story then follows a few recurring and many side characters throughout the 20th century, mainly in Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany.

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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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No. 32936
>>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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