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"The second great evil of a Tramp's life - it seems much smaller at first sight, but it is a good second - is that he is entirely cut off from contact with women. This point needs elaborating. Tramps are cut off from women, in the first place, because there are very few women at their level of society. One might imagine that among the destitute people the sexes would be as equally balanced as elsewhere. But it is not so; in fact, one can almost say that below a certain level society is entirely male. The following figures, publishes by the L.C.C. from a night census taken February 13th, 1931, will show the relative numbers of destitute men and destitute women:

Spending the night in the streets, 60 men, 18 women. (this must be an underestimate. Still, the proportions probably hold good -G.O.) In shelters and homes not licensed as common lodging-houses, 1,057 men, 137 women. In the crypt of St Martin's-in-the-Fields Church, 88 men, 12 women. In the L.C.C. casual wards and hostels, 674 men, 15 women.
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No. 11572
>>11566
>can't deal
Its really overblown because those are the people you hear talking about it a lot and is especially more true of younger people. But you look at married couples raising kids together and walking all the time and well there's the joke that when you get married your sex life stops. It is a bigger fixation point for permavurgins than anyone else although I do agree a lot of people annoyingly make things about sex in general. Still though the very idea that somebody would even think to say "the biggest problem with being homeless is not having sex frequently" speaks volumes about the person saying that and how utterly divorced from reality they really are as well as the overall unhealthy obsession.
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No. 11573 Kontra
>>11572
*working all the time
I was specifically thinking of young Americans being new parents. Americans don't walk.
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No. 11583
>>11506
I don't know about other countries but here man become homeless mostly because of divorce, those who have head on their shoulders quickly find a new place to live. And well it has many things to do with berndism in slavlands. Girls marry someone because of flat or their husband moves from his parents to her. Than kids, common flat, alcoholism, small salary, divorce and young mother ends up hating man for the end of her life, while father is forever gone. She projects all of her hate on kids(in a disgusting loving way) so her daughter repeats after her and her son becomes a sonbasket or alcoholic. Probably a story of 80% of homeless people and more than a half of slav bernds.
I am actually dislike to say it, but nuclear family implies that father should have opportunity and duty to earn atleast double as his wife, buy a house in 30s and a car. In other cases nuclear family becomes dysfunctional and so is a whole society.
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>>11583
Scary shit. Never gonna marry. It's better to be a permavirgin alcoholic with a flat, than a divorced alcoholic without one.

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I'm trying to self-teach myself piano and it's not going well (no surprise there).
I have basic knowledge on correct hand position and movement also I know elementary music theory.
Currently, I'm trying to learn a new piece - Aquaria Ending
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VbWBM5-CvY
and I've doubts about correct fingering for the left hand.
The problem starts right at the start when I need to jump from A to B flat (pic 1)
I've tried to land on 5th finger, but it is quite thin so it slips very easily from a black key;
now landing on the 4th finger is more stable but where do I go from there? If I play F with the second finger a lot of tension is unavoidable.
Playing F with thumb and then going over it with 2nd on B flat and finishing with 5th on F (pic 2) sounds fine but feels overly complicated since I need to move my arm a little up and to the side from the shoulder to complete the thumb over motion.
Sure there is a simpler solution that I'm not seeing.
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No. 11258
>I've tried to land on 5th finger, but it is quite thin so it slips very easily from a black key
Train fingers. Black keys are better to push with a little finger. Play pentatonic scales(i might misinterpret this) and accords for 5 minutes everyday.
Here is a good example, but in russian, but you can see her fingers, so just repeat after it
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m0eOVdm5Nvw
The first year of piano classes should be about pure mechanic
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No. 11445
Does anyone know of any good (free) online resources for jazz piano and jazz theory?
I know of Kent Hewitt and Mark Levine, but that isn't exactly what I'm looking for. To self-learn guitar I liked using Justin Guitar's website because it was methodically organized into different lessons that would tell you exactly what to practice, when to move on, how much time you should spend on each exercise, etc. It was almost exactly like having a teacher.

Does anyone know if there exists anything of this kind for jazz piano, or really piano in general?

Hide No. 10065 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Since previous one systemkontra'd.

So, conquerer of all russia from previous threada, do you have some vision, ideology, or goal? Or you just waked up and after some histry books thought that you want to be A LEADER and make something GREIT again? I ask since I sometimes have feelings kinda like that for myself but it obvious that all this is just meme dreams.
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No. 11391
Just got "Like the Roman: The life of Enoch Powell" in the mail and I am really enjoying the book so far. What makes it wierd though is that the lifestyle young Powell leads is similar to that of some people on this board - he is alone most of the time and does very assburger things - for instance, one of his dorm neighbours recalls seeing Powell sitting in a chair, dressed as if he was going outside on that winter day. As Enoch later explained to that guy, the way the fireplace burned made him less productive and he had a lot to do.
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No. 11392
>>11384
C-U-T-E what is the kїttens name? Give it lots of strokes and playtime for me by proxy. Kitten purrs are the best :3

>btw I don't like kots all that much

Heresy. The kot has already taken a liking to you and wants to share many days keeping you company while peacefully sleeping on that chair in the background. Kots love reclusive autists because they can relate to our nature.

I might share some pictures of my lovely kitty tomorrow if I can find my camera
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No. 11396
>>11392
Why are cats cute?
I don't care about their cuteness, but I can recognize the fact that they are unmistakeably cute. It's perplexing to me. Cats don't look like babies or an attractive mate (biological selectors for cuteness), yet I find them cuter than both (much more so than babies, which are in fact ugly).

It seems anomalous. What do WE look like to cats? Do they find us similarly peculiar, or do we look like giant babies?
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No. 11399
>>11360
I'm pretty sure you've aleady done so, but if you haven't go and read The Lord of the Rings right before or after you read Beowulf. And if you've read it already, please do tell how it compares to Wagners epic now that it's fresh in your memory.

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Now as far as I know, Linux can update on the fly because it only runs a process with an actual hard copy of the data the process needs.

This means you pretty much never have to restart a GNU/Linux machine.
Why is not every other OS doing the same? It's embarrasing.

Is there a good reason not to do that or is it impossible to implement it into your OS even after a quazillion of updates (which you can count because they lock you out of your pc every time :DDDD)

I think this can be an OS - general, but please eggsblain.

Pic 2 is IQ 89 but still true on most levels
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>>11066
Ahhh, WindowMaker, very cute, last time I ran it I got somehow confused with all the old desktop concepts..., then I thought having a vertical and a horizontal dock (or panel, or both) with a modern DE would be the recent interpretation of the NextStep desktop.

I also finally managed to install compton compositor today and so I can have transparent menus on xfce now :3

Now I just need to learn to configure Compton Blur effects to make xfce really modern.
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No. 11082
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Oh, it's good to see that this thread still lives!

>>11057
Check out the guides at https://www.winehq.org/ (especially the
https://appdb.winehq.org/ appdb and wiki for specific advice). Another good
resource is the arch wiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Wine

If you have a specific problem, I can try to answer it, but it's best to first
get a basic overview over how you use it; then you'll be able to phrase most
questions in a way others will understand and help you.

In other news, I've recently re-discovered that I had set up qutebrowser to
spawn an nvim instance for writing into text fields (such as this post). Feels
incredibly good and has motivated me to write more on Ernstchan again. It's
like the difference between a great pencil and a shitty IKEA pen.
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No. 11089
>>11057
sudo apt-get install wine

wine yourprogramm.exe

That should do the trick.

PlayOnLinux is the GUI-Version I think.
But its been years since I was using wine.
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No. 11373
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>>11082
My nerdness levels have been increasing

From Vim to Zsh to now Tmux

Now the most logical step would be tiling wm

>>11078
I got very confused too

But it ruled

P.S. I don't like MATE either

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How do not revert to being overweight?
Right now I am overweight, and the only solution to slim down is lower calories consumption. Whenever I reach my desired weight, I can greaten calories consumption, but not too much. How long should I follow calories consumption, so my weight wouldn't blow up again?
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No. 11339
I lost weight by simply having better sleep schedule. Eating late night is really really bad, I lost weight by simply going to bed earlier, which keeps me from eating during the night. I'm actually sleeping more than I used to, and probably eating the same since I'm eating more during the morning now, but I still lost weight in the end.
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No. 11359
>>11323
Read the introduction and already like it. Thank you.
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No. 11363
Has anyone tried low carb diet?
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No. 11364
Exercise, eat more vegetables and drink water and tea.
Overweight here, maybe 105-110kg, can get back to 90kg in 3-6 months but too lazy to exercise.
Currently bought Monster^tm and chocolate milk at 3am bc I have two sleep cycles.
Didn't drink alcohol for 5 days, but only because my tolerance was making me buy vodka instead of beer, but Saturday is the end of my work week and do not think I will last the weekend sober.

Remember, it is normal to feel hungry, key to weight loss and maintenance is routine, eat at regular times, have cheat meals once or twice a week.
Small changes make a bigger difference than big changes, for example not drinking soda or 500ml of fruit juice, not adding sugar to tea, having vegetables with your dinner.
Than big changes such as running 5k every two days or only eating 1500kcal every day for a month.
Small changes will be longer term.

Never lost weight without exercising but biggest difference when I went from 105 to 85kg, was eating 300g of veg every night with 70-100g or raw rice weight, the veg was way too much in retrospect.

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Far, far beyond the island
We dwelt in shades of twilight
Through dread and weary days
Through grief and endless pain

IT LIES UNKNOWN
THE LAND OF MINE
A HIDDEN GATE
TO SAVE US FROM THE SHADOW

R.I.P. Power Metal. You will never be this good again.

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Things foolish people say about geopolitics:
>Russia is weak because it has a smaller GDP than Italy
>China will surely overtake the US as the great world power
>Trump/Kim/Putin might start a nuclear war because he's so crazy
>We're going to run out of oil soon
>Don't them ISIS, call them Daesh because they hate that
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No. 11145 Kontra
>>11141
>Assad must go
>Israel is America's closest ally
>Trump is a puppet of Putin
>India will be a world superpower by 2040
>War is always unnecessary and avoidable
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No. 11155 Kontra
Things retarded cocksuckers say
>Things %ad hominem, no argumentation% say
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No. 11156 Kontra
ITT
>Things ppl say when kohl is down
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No. 11180
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>sushi was invented in Japan
>Russia will invade Europe

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Hey I just realized we don't have an ebooks thread. ebooks threda? ebooks threda.
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>>11120
Uh...ooookay then
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No. 11142
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A FOSS all in one machine tool.
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Some German classics for the Germans or those of you who want to improve their German.
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No. 11154
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>>11124
>those books
Comic book kid turned bullied kid turned creepy loner edgelord with homicidal revenge fantasies tier

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How to watch Youtube safely, Ernsts?
Hooktube has dropped their search feature, and I don't like using Youtube raw, because it analyzes my watched videos and pushes me "Recommended videos". Though, it doesn't mean that Hooktube didn't do that, but at least they didn't recommend me anything.
If there is some way to watch Youtube through browser aside watching Youtube in private mode windows or using youtube-dl, I'd highly appreciate it.
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No. 11091
>>11090
Flag the suggestions so that you are not interested in this channel.
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No. 11094
>>11091
That's a good idea, and I'm already doing that, but sometimes I watch a few videos on some topic and suddenly half of my feed is full of it and it's ver tedious to get rid of.

Maybe I will just unsub everything I'm not totally interested in and mostly try to use the subscriptions page for watching
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No. 11095
Autodelete all cache from youtube.
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No. 11116
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Good clip, "10 dumbest weapons of all time"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPONsAwI-i0

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-Observe your breath
-Drink only water (and enough of it)
-Cut your internet consume to a minimum
-Don't hesitate to make small steps, you gotta start somewhere
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No. 10593
>>10549
Who comes onto imageboards?
Dumb unambitious fuckers with no lives looking for a distraction to laugh and "kill time" or an identity to latch onto while their peers are outside enjoying the outdoors, making bucks and sleeping with their 3 girlfriends. Times are good for those with ambitions because there's a big surplus of women, a growing portion of young males are too busy with digital life to bother with girls, and years later in their 20s later they will suddenly get the no-gf feels and complain about unfairness in the dating game.
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>>10555
One day you reach a point where you've had it, every day is painful but dull, everything around you is stale and repetitive. You try to spice up your fun buying stuff but every game, every song, every movie seems like you've seen it before. You get tired of that kind of entertainment, you want more. Where did it all go wrong, you had fears and excuses when you were younger. You still have them out of habit, well you're sick of all that too. And so self-improvement begins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42cSdyzVcXQ
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https://twitter.com/ZidanSports/status/1039537163946229765

>Far-right groups across Europe and North America are using mixed martial arts to swell their numbers, spread their ideology and fight their enemies

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/sep/11/far-right-fight-clubs-mma-white-nationalists
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This is a really good story from the manliest man in America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeR7yYSLzKo