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Hide No. 40150 [Reply]
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What was the best moment of your life ?
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No. 40152 Kontra
No idea, I was sleeping at the time.
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No. 40153
I'm not sure if it's the absolute best, but one memory which comes to mind occured on a road trip. I was driving across the desert at night, with a lightning storm visible in the distance, while Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" played on repeat. That was a pretty good moment.
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No. 40158
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Probably when i met a girl i really liked and she liked me too.
Wasn't really a moment but a few happy weeks i still think of 13 or 14 years later ;_;
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>>40153
It's funny how we often think of such moments of pure beauty perhaps mixed with a light touch of poignancy always stands out as those few moments that made our lives worth living.

For me I definitely have several although now that I think about it there was one moment of pure haunting beauty I just remembered that stands out and gets mixed with several actually beautiful moments.

Truth be told I find it incredibly difficult to differentiate between certain forms of beauty and terror or sadness, and between attractiveness and danger. I don't know why. I often confuse the look in a woman's eye with predation for example, and thus only fuels my voluntary celibacy as I instantly regard potential allies as threats. Meanwhile certain obvious threats and dangers attract me. Like ooooo poison and sharp things yay. So come to think of it a good many of my moments are mixed up. Wait how did OP phrase this specifically
>the best moment of your life ?
>the best
>not happiest
>not most satisfying, fulfilling, beautiful

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Hide No. 39836 [Reply]
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Hey I came from KC< i left because KC is overrun with pedos.
This problem is not here, correct?
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No. 40099 Kontra
>>40082
No, I'm just talking about EC.
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No. 40129
>>40070
Is there a place that exists that bants + international - pedos?

It would be kind of nice if there was a fun board on ernst, but I assume it's been tried and went wrong.
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No. 40130
I think some pedos from KC tried raiding Ernst with illegal content this week
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No. 41500 Kontra
>>40129
/bant/ on 4chan is basically krautchan /int/ with squared flags. Give it a go, I personally am trying to leave imageboards behind me, i went 7 months without visiting a single one but corona kinda fucked it for me.

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The day finally came this week. I just found out today that my junkie "cousin" fatally OD'ed two days ago. I put "cousin" in quotes because my mother was adopted. My mother knew exactly where she stood as her adoptive parents were quick to tell her, "Blood is thicker than water." After hearing the refrain throughout much of your life, you grow bitter and disgusted, but frankly, we're both thankful to God we share not one drop of blood with these people

My cousin was a malignant tumor given a human shape. Because of this woman's terrible childhood, grandpa pitied her endlessly. Even as recently as a year ago, he kept saying, "She's just a big kid," because she would always be the 5-year-old girl he'd stare at on his refrigerator door. I don't know what inspired her to take drugs, but I can tell you that she indeed suffered the worst possible circumstances growing up. Her father committed suicide before she was six months old. Her mother is a consummate grifter who shacks up with the lowest of low lives.

My cousin's teenage obsession with Kurt Cobain partly explains her inclination towards hard drugs, but she grew up with an endless stream of pain. She either decided early on that her prospects in life would be minimal (her mother did frequently berate her) or perhaps she simply had no interest in being productive, and what better way to explore new sensations than continually ingest newer and newer highs. Getting high simultaneously helped alleviate the pain of her childhood trauma and kept her close in spirit to the celebrities she idolized. Her grandpa would unconditionally support her, so the incentive to grow up simply didn't exist. In the end, grandpa viewed his granddaughter as a child who desperately needed to be nurtured.

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No. 40068
Bumping this thread because, as I've heard, a good share of naloxone is manufactured abroad. We might see more opium-related deaths in the months to come, so we're in for more happenings.
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No. 40072
>>40068
This is something I've always wondered about since seeing the pandemic incoming. I personally stocked up on some extra kratom. Not a whole lot, but just enough of a stockpile that I've got my emergency 8 ounces which should last me s good bit to get my affairs in order, and the same goes for having a backup bag of tobacco and some filter tubes. I just looked upon it tonight actually and it made me so very happy.

What I'd assumed was that first of all the supply lines on drugs are going to get busted, and secondly that it's going to be way harder to get them even if they're still available. There are darknets, afaik?, but still.

Like I said earlier this is actually why they called liquor stores essential services, because if you just turned off the tap overnight you're going to have tens of thousands of alco-junkies going into medically significant withdrawals and so it's much better to keep those drunks happy and drunk at home, but no idea on the illicit things. What I guess I hadn't thought about was the degree to which all our supply lines are buggered thus rendering some pretty basic shit scarce or unavailable that's actually a pretty crucial supply like naloxone or antibiotics.

Also, having read this again two years later I actually feel sorry for OPs cousin. Yeah she became a piece of shit, and remained a piece of shit by choice it sounds like, but she became that way probably because she didn't think she was worth anything or had a better shot at anything else.
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No. 40119
>>24331
Is there any alternative though?
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No. 40120
>>24326
I only have the anecdotal evidence of being harassed by African drug dealers in front of cops in downtown Lisbon. Can't say i'm impressed.

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What makes people join criminal gangs?
I can understand why someone would join a terrorist group because he thinks he is doing the right thing, but Gangs are clearly being the ones in r wrong
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No. 39872
Never been in a gang, but I always thought people joined them because they wanted to be part of a family, or community. These would be people who didn't have that-either at home or among their peers, and a gang was simply a ready-made group of friends. So joining wasn't primarily motivated by the 'criminal' part.
Of course that raises another question: Would the people who commit crimes as part of a gang-drugs, robberies, home invasions, etc- still be criminals if they were alone? Or are a lot of them heavily influenced by the subculture they have chosen to join? My guess would be that the latter is true, and that for better or worse, people tend to become like their friends.
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No. 39874
rip thread
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No. 39881
Unironically the exact same thing that makes somebody a poltard, or any ideological extremist. The ideology often comes secondary, with a sense of belonging, identification with an in-group and forming an identity for someone feeling lost, a sense of purpose even, as well as an overriding sense of power while also giving carte blanche to mischief are among the reasons why kids join these things. An official group like the military, or an underground terrorist organization, all ultimately prey upon the same psychological levers.
>but they're clearly in the wrong
Says who? One couldve just as easily said as much about calling yourself a Stalinist or a neonazi.
>but there's no greater purpose
It's a false and petty one but it gives people an objective in life and a purpose regardless, namely of loyalty to one's group and advancing their goals of money and power, which is ultimately the very same basic premise of any extremist or political group: to accumulate more wealth and power for the group. Criminal organizations simply don't hide what they are. I'd say that an organization like the Italian mafia is principally operating under the same concerns and concepts as any other. It's about making money and getting more power for your crew and yourself via the organization. This is fundamentally what someone like say a poltard is doing except they're trying to use race as a way to forcibly recruit a broader army but it's the same thing.
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No. 39886
I would assume the obvious, it's about poverty and lack of options, simple as that. Why would you search for a deeper meaning when people are simply pursuing the basic needs of sustenance and safety?

Hide No. 39091 [Reply]
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In an ideal communist society free from inequality and oppression, who would do all the dirty work?
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No. 39748
There's a reason the word "Robot" is etymologically Slavic
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>>39748
agree
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>>39091
Robots, but equality is not well defined. For example you could give people who have to do unpleasant tasks certain major benefits. The community could agree that this is fair.
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>>39091
Dumb people, it's just that there would be no fatcat billionaires making them live like shit. It would be the party apparatus that makes them live like shit.

Hide No. 37538 Systemkontra [Reply]
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This is the side of the virus outbreak that interests me the most. How would/will the spread of the virus affect the global economy assuming the Chinese government is unable to deal with the Coronavirus? I'll start off with some extracts from various articles that I found interesting and other Ernsts are free to extrapolate their onions. For example, here in the Far East of Russia some people are already reporting a shortage of chinese-grown vegetables in the stores

>China’s economic growth is expected to slip this year to 5.6 percent, down from 6.1 percent last year, according to a conservative forecast from Oxford Economics that is based on the impact of the virus so far. That would, in turn, reduce global economic growth for the year by 0.2 percent, to an annual rate of 2.3 percent — the slowest pace since the global financial crisis a decade ago.

>Returning from a long holiday for the first time since the coronavirus’ threat became clear, Chinese investors sent shares in China down about 9 percent on Monday morning. Stock markets around the world have plunged in recent days as the sense takes hold that a public health crisis could morph into an economic shock.

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No. 39855
>>39852
So...
Okey, your truth, but it is still so strange.

> Such is life in neoliberal transatlantic-orientated country.
Maybe, maybe...
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No. 39856
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>>39855
>your truth

D-do you really think that my name is THE GUARDIAN?

>Maybe, maybe...
Deal with the plain facts. Or be drawn into a lively discussion, as I am delivering triggering statements since 1917.
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No. 39860
>>39856
> my name is THE GUARDIAN
I dont know, but maybe you are superhero, whose name is The Guardian.

> Or be drawn into a lively discussion...
There is no necessity to discuss that, bcs i think i agree your pose. My Maybe, maybe was be like So, i think i wanna anwaser this words, but dont wanna enter somemthinf like +++

Hide No. 39680 Lock Systemkontra [Reply]
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Don't strategy videogames promote communism? They're basically games in which the society is totalitarian, you the player control every action of the units, but most importantly you also have total control of the economy. You control what is built, what is researched, control all industry, direct economic policy in more complex games, and all resources get back to you. So don't people who play these games for a long time walk away with a warped perception of the economy, thinking that it's a command economy, rather than a capitalist one? There really is no private ownership, capital or investment of capital in these games, you as the player have everything and control everything. It's implied there's some social stratification based on units' roles but this stratification exists in communist societies as well.
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No. 39726 Kontra
>>39723
I have the same thought, yet I will not just call him out but try to reveal how badly the OP is constructed. I know it's a waste of time, so I hope the mod will clean the mess up. There you have it, the mods are doing the dirty work in Ernstunism. sighs

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Is the end state of globalism inevitably a single world nation?

As an east-coaster I am physically just 8 hours away from my English friend. Mentally? I can talk to him all day if I want.
Everything we understand is built out of information. If everyone around the world is drinking from the same well of information, what does that say about culture?

Increasingly, everyone is speaking the same language of iphones, mcdonalds, Hollywood films, and coca-cola. Regionalism is on its death bed in the west, and cultural celebrations are being reduced to symbols.
Language and distance are the two largest barriers, and they are too eroding.
Religious belief facilitates unique cultural identity, but globally religion is becoming more liberal and atheism continues to rise.

As cultures step into the information age, they lose what made them unique. Because these things are not efficient. Participation in the global chain of capital and demand necessitates that people give things up to stay competitive. Grass skirts are given up for denim pants and bland vernacular cuisine is usurped by hyper-efficient and monstrously calculated fast food joints.
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No. 39440
>>39332
I think the greatest irony is that, barring spectacular collapse, we are now always going to be in a globalist age, it's just dependent on what flavor you want. Poltards are themselves globalists. I'll never forget the absolute irony of a bunch of poltards coming to an international discussion board to sling their shit about how butthurt they are and demanding a pan-global nationalist alliance (like what the fuck?) Apparently their board now has flags like KC /int/ did.

So it's really imho up to the flavor of globalism you want with the sole alternative being anarcho-primitivism which I've stated elsewhere is what I truly believe to be the coming alternative edginess that'll be embraced by kids who are like 10 year olds now, with the pandemic and global warming likely only to fuel such sentiments.

The only other sole competitors would be one of the at least two religions which posit a globalism eschatology--Islam and Christianity--taking on a primitivist flair, which would itself be ironic because both of them are universalist ideologies and thus de facto globalist ones. Thus the only alternatives to primitivist sentiments are the competitors of "globalism"--that is to say, the global centre right neoliberal order of the international Capitalists--are the other globalist ideologies of Islam, Christianity, and Socialism.

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No. 39442
>>39440
Well, you can say that people from /pol/ are globalists if you want. But does this really discredit right-wing thought as an alternative to globalism? Because often it seems to me like you just equate /pol/ with all kind of reactionary thinking movements.
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No. 39444
>>39442
They're an excellent crystallization of why most aspects of right wing reactionary movements run anywhere from completely retarded to dangerous, and more often both. The only people capable of matching their level of stupidity or just flat out mental illness and self absorbed denial of reality are trannies.
>does it discredit it
Well to answer the question that OP posited I would say that yes, it certainly does. Moreover it shows the futility in it because virtually all the last batch of right wing leaders from Bolsonaro to Boris Johnson to Trump are themselves neoliberals anyway, and all their economic plans ultimately rely entirely upon globalism with the only difference being their appeals to populism and half baked notions of increasing local industry because of sheer greed. Like what do you think is going to happen to all that Brazilian timber? Or Made in USA industrial goods? None of those things are explicitly for internal markets but rather finding ways of dealing with foreign trade imbalances.

Moreover it has also explicitly revealed how dangerously retarded they all are for us to now be in the middle of a global pandemic, with them wishing to reap the fruits of globalism while doing fucking nothing to shield us from the fallout. Trump actively fucking us with his minor spending cuts to literally the only nice things we have like the CDC, NASA, scientific particularly global warming related budgets such as his moronic dick waving with the weather service all of all things, while giving tax cuts to the exact same globalist billionaires such as himself and ballooning our entirely globalist oriented military, is as very nice shining example of that. It should be noted that Trump in particular is a globalist who has properties all of the world and has been counting on the sheer ignorance of rubes with his lies and emotional appeals while enriching himself and his family with globalist deals all of the world from China to Saudi Arabia to Scotland.

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No. 39450
>>39444
I'd take you much more seriously if you weren't so small minded and spiteful despite your pretenses of being erudite and sophisticated. You so desperately want that snarky put-down that will totally humiliate a perceived enemy because you're an imageboard guy with an imageboard personality. Lots of people who hang out on imageboards for as long as we have do, but you're not fooling anybody.

Russia was onto something when calling these posts out as "polshit" because it features the same blindered fanaticism just from a different angle. Imageboard politics has become an exhausting exercise in rhetorical flexes that go nowhere except to flatter the vanity of the communicator and perhaps keep up with the latest talking points. Of course, imageboards may never have been good forums to discuss complicated ideas, but anyway...

Your thesis that right-wing thinking self-discredits by putting neoliberals into power ignores that the same phenomenon also afflicts the presumed left just as much. A good share of the self-described leftists (communists, socialists and anarchists) were quite invested in seeing Barack Obama get elected as a way to undo the legacy of the Bush Administration, but then immediately turned on him when he turned out to be Black Bush with insurance companies pulling his strings rather than Halliburton. That's not to say he was completely awful, but he effectively continued Bush's policies. Likewise, many got quite despondent and "black-pilled" after the Green Scare decimated green anarchists and Occupy Wall Street fell flat on its ass. After awhile, you learn to cope and work with the systems you have because impotent whinging doesn't pay the bills and obscurity sucks shit. The revolutionary left forms the same impotent padding for the people like the aforementioned Barack Obama or Justin Trudeau. To me, it's often the fate of these self-described radicals that grow tired of being disenfranchised and marginalized that they'll accept anything to get "their guy" into office because it'll move the needle even just an inch towards their goals.

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Hide No. 38325 Systemkontra [Reply]
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>>39303
>Funny thing that Spar recently leaved russia.
That's not true - there were two different Spars.
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I think I moaned about this before - I didn't want to do leaving drinks at my job because I hate the attention. Eventually I was badgered into organising something and booked somewhere cool at a £125 deposit because I'm bad at not caring.
>Now cancelled and refunded because plague :^)

Unfortunately some genius will organise a teleconference for my leaving presentation where everyone says goodbye and speeches etc.

>>39300
>Chainstore imperialism :DDD

Soon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PSyiRXIEyc
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Got a mail yesterday evening that exams got cancelled, so I could focus on finishing the project work today. All according to keikaku.
Picked up Disco Elysium and proceeded to get drunk while playing it, to get into character so to say. Excited how exactly I'll manage to waste the next month.
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No. 39323
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>Realise that I don't have to take the test I've been postponing for months
OH YEAH
>Realise that the path to redemption is now closed and I'll forever have anxiety whenever I think about this

Hide No. 25432 [Reply]
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Let's talk about operating systems.

Windows:
I've used vista, 7, and 10 over the years, and 7 was definitely the best. I didn't mind vista, despite the memes about crashes.
10 is flat nonsense design wise, and there are a number of big problems. Telemetry, forced updates, and text scaling to name a few.
It baffles me that Microsoft can get by with producing complete shit with their money and market share.

Mac:
I got a used macbook a few years ago when I was in the market for a laptop, and I really do enjoy it. It runs everything I need, it's efficient, and it doesn't look like shit.
If macs weren't so fucking expensive, I would buy one to replace my main machine.

Linux:
I really do love Linux. You can make it into anything you want. I used it a lot as a teen. But the problem with Linux is a lack of software support.

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No. 37711
>>37704
I think you're replying to a troll there, mate.

On topic: I noticed that my RAM usage has gone down since the update to kernel 4.5, not sure if this is just placebo but I'm deligted. It's at 137MiB after login with X server started. I'm used to seeing over 200MiB after the login.
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No. 37717
>>25432
Honestly, I use to feel more comfortable with windows 7. But lately trying out ubuntu and enjoying it mostly. I don't dare to try archlinux, gentoo or so, I will sure gonna mess up.
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No. 39286
Run Arch, with a KVM Windows 10 image that has a dedicated GPU as a backup for a few things I cannot easily accomplish without Window (proprietary media applications usually).

Also have a FreeNAS installation on my old PC, which is based on FreeBSD.

>>37704
>Occasionally I run into issues with it, but usually I can fix them fairly quickly.
Agreed, over time it has been less and less of an issue. Most of the time Linux just works as I expect it to, along with any of my automated scripts and such (Youtube archiving, etc.)

However, I have ran into an odd issue recently after trying to play Minecraft for the first time in nearly a decade.
The framerate was miserable (~10 FPS at worse on multiplayer), but the system hardly seemed resource-constrained by hardware requirements, and can otherwise run most of the ported games Steam library at full max settings without issue. After prodding around, I noticed a similar lag in glxgears, even though the reported framerate was well in the thousands. So it appears to be some issue with MESA (used by both Minecraft and glxgears). I'll try disabling TearFree in for AMD drivers and see if that fixes it, but even if that works it will probably reintroduce tearing on my desktop. Such cases.
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No. 39288
>>39286
If other games run fine then it's not simply mesa, though.
Not sure what to think about glxgears, but minecraft is widely known for abysmal performance alround.