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„There is no place like home“

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I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Ee Gee, the amazing editor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attila and a pack of other lovers with queer names and offbeat professions, and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn't quite make out. I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn't make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.

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Today's adventure.

When I dropped the cover in place I didn't properly line up the white paint with the white stripe on the road. Darn it...
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No. 49778
My mother is lying in her bed all day, watching TV, just like she did yesterday. Why is she doing it, I asked? Apparently, she drank too much vodka yesterday and her heart hurts now. I yelled at her for being a drunkard, and I yelled at my worthless weak stepfather for not keeping the woman in rein. She is a retarded child in the body of adult who would abuse drugs if she could. Some people are incapable of living without authority in their lives. This situation is depressing.
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>>49778
How old are you
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No. 49834
I feel a splitting headache coming on and I still need to cut shit up to make a place for the tree. That is all. Fuck it's alresdy getting dark out.

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I'm not the only poster here who saw a UFO, right?
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>>49313
How far out west was ya? Bad spirits abound in the abo badlands, so i hear.
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>>49303
I saw one in 1988. It rose from behind a mountain top and there was an immense brown dust cloud.
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>>49356
That was your mom

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Hi where are the serious discussion?
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>>49206
I truly do miss the pure love sometimes, even if I often rue the fact I wasted my twenties on a fake community among strangers rather than just living life.
but then I just remember I literally left a bar on night out with coworkers to shitpost on KC instead because it was boring and too loud there and no serious discussions were happeningsrsly I did that in 2015 last time I drank with anyone iirc

>>49208
I'm terribly sorry sir but while DS9 was indeed great TNG was is and always will be an absolute classic of 90s television right up there with XFiles. The borg are and remain one of the best factions. Interestingly the Borg in a sense succeeded at being the Federation than even the Federation. Why should you fear it or hang on to your petty cultural artifacts? We can incorporate those too to the great interstellar creatura. I mean, did you even strike fear into the hearts of the Q continuum? I guess shitting in trees and building spaceships is cool and all, but have you ever been part of a real collective? Just take your best shot. I'm pretty much perfect. We have 0% Nygean crime rate and made them all into productive members of society. You still have space gulags. Pic related it's me and my borg bitch.
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>>49210
I laffed, and in all honesty I have watched DS9 and Enterprise in their full in the last 2 years but it's probably been 15 years since I rewatched TNG. I tried reently but the 1st season filtered me.
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How funny, I just recently made an EC version of that pic. Also adding some other of my recent low effort shoops.
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>>49210
>pure love
>Sometimes you want to go where everyone knows your name.

I like boards with friendly people posting on it.

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We had a thread on old EC and there were a handful of people trying to lose weight this summer.

Have you made any more progress? Anyone starting to try who wasn't back then?

What are your methods and routines? What is your diet like?

I really wish that German vegetarian poster from KC that yelled at people for avoiding carbs was here. That was always really fun.

Personally, I think my goal of 19 bmi was a bad idea. I don't think there's much health benefit of being that compared to 21 or 22. I weigh what I did at 13 years old now. I'm really happy about that but while it looks good for my stomach it looks worse in other places. I'm probably going to stop here.

I'm most interested in the Finn who had a goal he wanted to reach by July.
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>>49215
That's nice. It's been years since there has been enough snow falling in my altidude to call it a true winter. Now every time I see some snow outside, it makes me sad knowing it will stay tree days and melt. I envy so much my friends who live in the mountains next to me. It amazes me to think they live in a complete different climate than me 20km from my town.
+I didn't know there were trees in brickland.
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Why are fat women so repulsive? Anyone else here always notice that 90% of women with upper arm fat are more than likely to end up obese or just fat in general?
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>>49215
10/10 Snow level.
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>>49216
This is how I feel.

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Hey ernst!
What are some cool websites?

https://news.ycombinator.com/news - Cool news, technology related mostly
http://spaceweather.com/ - Mostly news about the sun. Hot tips on solar spots and incoming flares, information on solar cycle etc.
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>>24004
This is nice. Thank you!
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Heidegger's collected works
https://heidegger.ru/
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https://archillect.com/about

An AI which searches for images and shares them on social media.

She still has a human overseer(yes, the creator views it as a she):

>Initially Archillect was always trying to go towards NSFW content, internet memes, or cats. This led me to change the algorithms to depend more on people and their social relations in Tumblr rather than specific keywords.

>When I’ve pulled content, it’s generally been for one of two reasons:
>It could be in gray area ethically in terms of timing, such as an explosion image shared near the time of the Paris or Ankara explosions
>It’s NSFW. I pull these for the safety of the account. Twitter is very strict about limiting accounts that share pornographic or ultra-violent pictures.

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test

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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. 36206
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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Just went to see Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District by Shostakovich, probably the best opera I've seen so far mb it helped that I was a bit drunk.
The music was really exciting, almost more pompous than Wagner at times, also the acoustics in this theatre were really good, just the right amount of loudness. The story is quite base and the adaptation was basically pornographic at times, almost made me wish I had some opera glasses to play the voyeur tbh but that didn't subtract from the overall experience too much. The costumes and set were nothing to write home about for the most part, but I feel like that's just how it is with these seasonal perforamances. Singing was great tho, especially the bass of the father merchant character, also I love how the overtitles are always end up sounding so awkward, makes for some good laughs at times.
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My local opera is putting on The Magic Flute next year. Not sure if go.

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>Be me
>Living in Australia
>"Oy craiky, me hard drive is full with porn again"
>"Gonna buy a big usb-driverino to store all me important documents"
>Receive 256 gb usb drive
>Use for two weeks
>Stops working
>Microcontroller is fucked
>No warranty or money-back
>Thanks for nothing, Sandisk
>Thanks for nothing, Australia

Could we please get EU-tier warranty on all electronic products? And maybe some decent Amazon in this here place?
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No. 49127
You know the answer to those questions.
t. australian
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No. 49129
Could you further meditate on the Australian soul and mind? What makes the Australian people unique? What are their characteristics?
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>>49125
> decent Amazon
Hate to break it to you but the reason most things are shit is because of them.

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This thread is absolutely random.

Isn't it just funny how randomness works?

Like saying that certain events would happen at certain dates and times.

But I guess Ernst wouldn't want to test the power of randomness with such things.
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>>49080
If somesuch thing was real a strong enough mind could manipulate the rest into his orbit and use their full mass as a force multiplier. It is also called "history."
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>>49071
Is this thread about randomness or a thread which one can fill with random things?
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>>49080
>>49080
why are their three towers in that graph
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>>49095
>three towers
One of them must be WTC 7 :^D

>>49091
Good question.

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Rate my EVROPIVMS.

-The protestant war lasted 11 years and had a total of 4.6 million military casualties, I dismantled the Holy Roman Empire during the war.
-I focused most of my development in Konigsberg and Danzig, Berlin is just some irrelevant provincial shithole.
-Moscow collapsed in the most horrible way possible, a big chunk of their former regions have been converted to islam, orthodoxy seems doomed.
-I released an AI kiev a while back from lithuania and gave them a 6/6/6 ruler, they seem to be doing well in pushing back the tatars.
-Protestant Toulouse,
-Burgundy alive and well in the Netherlands
-The UK owned Normandy, Northern Brittany and Gascony for a hell of a long time, only recently did France manage to push them out.
-The Danish-Swedish union alive and well, they might unite into Scandinavia soon.
-The turks ended up bordering me, so I pushed them back and released Nitra and Transylvania.
-Albania somehow managed to join the (now dismantled) HRE, and have thus survived the turks. Austria revoked their guarantee so they're about to get boned.
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>>48966
That's not a lot tbqh. 4X games can easily sap several hundred hours per title.
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>>48967
See the thing like this. I play 4k games for more than 12 years and finished only four campains.
I remember the time when first I discovered Civ games. Some friend of mine had it on his family pc. I was coming to his house only to play it. A point was reached when my friend lost interest in the Game and I continued playing it alone on his family computer while he played in his garden.
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No. 48977
>>48966
I have sames, but the first couple of hours are the most exciting, that's a problem of these games. Those are the hours in which it is decided if you will dominate your enemies or not. After a certain point it's just grinding your opponents out in wars or fast-teching to technological/diplomatic or whatever victory.
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>>48977
If you play with friends the endgame can be funny with the alliance game and different ways of winning. Given you have enough time and patience to play with people till that point.

Once I was playing Civ V and my friend was about 15-20 turn from a diplomatic victory. I declared a war on him where I was prepared and him not, nuked his capital to death, and did a scientific victory (the easiest). I'm still ashamed to this day but the game was fun as hell.