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Syria Thread - Salty Stoltenberg edition Bernd 05/25/2023 (Thu) 08:51 [Preview] No. 50296 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Previous threda: >>48765

A new thread, a new offensive.

In Sudan fights continue, it seems largely thanks to the Rapid Support Forces cease-fire violations. Millions of people is getting displaced, guess where will they end up? Now that the situation is Syria starts to get normalized and people from refugee camps can return. I wonder on who's payroll on RSF is.

In Syria the situation is much the same. Except now Israel and the Hezbollah fights over the Palestinians. The first one don't need those people, just the land under their feet, the second one just wants to kill Jews.

On the Ukraine the AFU's counteroffensive is roaring. I cannot hear it due to the liveuamap only showing Russian action. But at least the Deepstate map shows nothing as well. How will they be able to tell people that this much promised offensive is on? Well I saw one article writing about the "tactical encirclement of Bakhmut, now the Russians are in trouble". Anywhere where the front is not perfectly straight one can claim there is an encirclement, but okay. Whatabout Avdiivka?
Here's a cool article from Reuters contemplating about the capture of Bakhmut.
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/how-important-is-claimed-capture-by-russias-wagner-group-ukraines-bakhmut-2023-05-20/
Don't worry they establish right at the beginning U.S. Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin and NATO alliance head Jens Stoltenberg, and all the western experts say it's nothingburger. And they are right in a way, the high ground at Chasiv Yar and the ridge which separates Bakhmut from the chain of towns with Kramatorsk and Sloviansk are more important. But since god knows how many Ukrainian fighters were torn into pieces (I guesstimate it between 25K and 100K, maybe I'll make a post about how I reached this) Bakhmut was a very important battle.
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Bernd 02/19/2024 (Mon) 08:09 [Preview] No.51672 del
There is some movement between Orikhov and Tokmak near Robotyne. Now in reverse direction.
Youtube mappers and sitreppers noted yesterday that the Russians might have started an offensive in Zaporozhia oblast too.


Bernd 02/20/2024 (Tue) 20:04 [Preview] No.51675 del
>>51667
>It seems that facility isn't that strongly fortified to hold, or perhaps there is no good route to supply anyone there.
It used to have the O0542 road and another one from Orlivka. They must've abandoned the coke plant because Russian pressure was unbearable, the local garrison had been hollowed out to reinforce other areas and/or general confusion had taken over their forces in the area.


Bernd 02/20/2024 (Tue) 20:31 [Preview] No.51676 del
>>51675
I suspect that the northerly road is a dirt path (like the "second road" to Avdiivka) along a gully. Soggy to borderline boggy.

In the past couple of days I had the feeling the Ukrainian army is done. It's retreat from now own. More cracks will follow and they'll have to fall back, and then from elsewhere to avoid encirclement. And then there will be very little prepared lines at all. And then Ukraine will be "demilitarized".
The AFU run out of trained men (especially experienced), weapons, and ammunition. It is still a relatively capable army but not for the task this size anymore.
Then perhaps NATO involvement will happen, and some of the NATO countries will enter Ukraine to establish a security zone in the most Western areas. Perhaps they'll cite humanitarian reasons, for there will be another flood of refugees that the control of Kiev breaking down, and people can leave.
I can't say I can support this with hard facts. The freshly occupied patches of lands aren't significant enough. It just seems more rapid this year.


Bernd 02/20/2024 (Tue) 21:50 [Preview] No.51677 del
>>51676
>In the past couple of days I had the feeling the Ukrainian army is done. It's retreat from now own. More cracks will follow and they'll have to fall back, and then from elsewhere to avoid encirclement. And then there will be very little prepared lines at all. And then Ukraine will be "demilitarized".
I think it's still far too early for that. Russia has been clearly winning for the past few months, and yet it can only manage slow, incremental territorial gains at a high cost. If it tried to mass troops for a "big arrow offensive", there would be no element of surprise and any deficiencies in officers, combined arms coordination and so on would become apparent. So slow advances like those taking place right now will continue, but maybe they'll happen in wider sectors of the front.


Bernd 02/20/2024 (Tue) 21:52 [Preview] No.51678 del
>>51677
It is not a big arrow offensive what I described.



Music Bernd 09/07/2020 (Mon) 15:53 [Preview] No. 39873 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Since the previous thread is autosäging, here's the new one.

This little faggot is making covers for all kinds of popular music.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=0Gd-jNKhTC8 [Embed]

Previously Venezuelaball posted some songs of a sludge metal band, Acid Bath. Managed to put my hands on some of their songs. Here's a couple I liked.
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Bernd 01/27/2024 (Sat) 20:41 [Preview] No.51582 del
Or. Perhaps it has to do something with how German brain works. They just love to measure and count and plan and engineer and all these stuff, so they are into computers a lot, which means they'll favor computer generated music instead of more intuitive, artistic genres.


Bernd 01/27/2024 (Sat) 21:25 [Preview] No.51583 del
>>51581
I don't know, when I see them enjoying it, I get this particular eerie feeling when I speak with mentally unwell person. It's not just I dislike the genre, but deeply uncomfortable with. And believe me I endured loads of crappy genres in here.


Bernd 01/28/2024 (Sun) 07:38 [Preview] No.51584 del
>>51583
>when I see them enjoying it, I get this particular eerie feeling when I speak with mentally unwell person
Drugs.


Bernd 02/14/2024 (Wed) 03:10 [Preview] No.51653 del
>>51580
Too much Ordung all day long. So maybe the electro music is good to unwind?

>>51584
>Drugs.
That too


Bernd 02/20/2024 (Tue) 19:21 [Preview] No.51674 del
New Texas Hippie Coalition sounds quite heavy.
https://invidious.protokolla.fi/watch?v=r-86Kc43xyo
https://youtube.com/watch?v=r-86Kc43xyo [Embed]

>>51653
>electro music is good to unwind?
That surely can be told about basically any genre. Certain music works for certain people.



Movies & TV-shows Bernd 06/25/2021 (Fri) 08:20 [Preview] No. 44206 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Previous one is autosäging.

Wanna watch The Longest Yard, the original Burt Reynolds movie.
I only see two remakes, the Mean Machine with Vinnie Jones, and the Adam Sandler comedy from 2005. Probably the only good Adam Sandler movie. It's greatest selling point is the catchy tunes played in the background and the supporting cast. Judging by the screenshots it follows the original story quite tightly. The Mean Machine is adapted to the circumstances of a Bri'is prison and normal football. It was entertaining too.
One more remake was made, and Egyptian one: Captain Masr in 2015. Not sure if it's available anywhere, or has any English dubs or subs. Also features normal football.
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Bernd 02/14/2024 (Wed) 03:17 [Preview] No.51654 del
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Watched Blue Summer (1973). Was pretty interesting seeing how ameriga is while driving. There's a lot of life lessons throughout the movie. (and lots of seggs and fuggings. Liek 5 times total though. It really raw stuff. Naked people + thrusting and everything.)

Like don't trust strangers too much. And be raly nice to people in need (like they did with the Biker character). Because they may help you out later on.

But it kinda ended up conveying the dread of maturing up at the end of the film. The dreaded feeling of knowing that you'll never be young again. And the crazy times you're having now will never end. Really good film though


Bernd 02/14/2024 (Wed) 03:19 [Preview] No.51655 del
Watched Blue Summer (1973). Was pretty interesting seeing how ameriga is while driving. There's a lot of life lessons throughout the movie. (and lots of seggs and fuggings. Liek 5 times total though. It really raw stuff. Naked people + thrusting and everything.)

Like don't trust strangers too much. And be raly nice to people in need (like they did with the Biker character). Because they may help you out later on.

But it kinda ended up conveying the dread of maturing up at the end of the film. The dreaded feeling of knowing that you'll never be young again. And the crazy times you're having now will never end. Really good film though


Bernd 02/14/2024 (Wed) 03:24 [Preview] No.51656 del
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Was also seeing Metalocalypse. It's a parody / tribute tv show for rock music / hard rock bands and fans. Lots of famous bands and rock history events throughout the show. Liek this one

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Nztp7NBujaE [Embed]

It's just a Van Halen/David Lee Roth reference. The show definitely gets better in the later seasons. If you like Scandinavian rock, Slayer, 80s rock bands, or Death metal music in general, you'll like this show.


sage Bernd 02/14/2024 (Wed) 03:28 [Preview] No.51658 del
>>51655
>>51654
>Double post and the password to delete one of them isn't working either

ack endchan


Bernd 02/17/2024 (Sat) 14:12 [Preview] No.51668 del
>>51655
>There's a lot of life lessons throughout the movie.
Sounds like Hey Arnold.
>lots of seggs and fuggings.
Or maybe not.
The poster of the movie looks like a foreshadow tho.

>>51656
This looks very familiar.



Webm thread #3 Bernd 11/15/2021 (Mon) 00:20 [Preview] No. 45569 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
New webms thread. Old one is here >>17541

Just had to make a new one
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Bernd 01/26/2024 (Fri) 02:07 [Preview] No.51574 del
>>51572
I think I've posted some of this videos before. Dunno


Bernd 02/06/2024 (Tue) 19:25 [Preview] No.51628 del
>>51570
>1st
Elektrostal Bernd. He was based before the term came into fashion.
>cat
Heh, cool cat.

>>51571
>jolene
Is that a cover?

>>51572
>1st
I think I saw that one.
>2nd
Deutsche Kultur

>>51574

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Bernd 02/14/2024 (Wed) 03:27 [Preview] No.51657 del
>>51628
>Chill indeed.
It really is

>Elektrostal Bernd. He was based before the term came into fashion.

Don't remember this bernd. Please elaborate
>Is that a cover?
I think it is
>Heh, cool cat.
It's a silly billy that one


Bernd 02/14/2024 (Wed) 07:13 [Preview] No.51659 del
>>51657
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elektrostal
Some short heda sosachers harassed that fast food joint because they discovered it has a webcam with online feed. They went there and made an ass out of themselves in skimasks and whatnot.
Then Bernd walked in pleasant and kind and asked if he could put that paper there. Sosach burnt.
I assume they call him Elektrostal Bernd, because this took place there.



Politics Serious Discussion - Getting out edition Bernd 04/24/2020 (Fri) 17:54 [Preview] No. 36217 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Justice Minister Moro resigned. He is immensely popular and was doing a good job. There have been high-profile arrests and in 2019 the number of murders dropped by 10 thousand compared to the previous year, a decrease of a fifth. This is a result of many factors: in the Northeast cooperation among cartels reduced violence, but the reduction happpened in other states. Legislation wasn't a factor as there was next to no real change in this regard. He retains much prestige despite the scandal with his leaks, eternal hate from the left due to being Lula's nemesis and repeated disempowerment of the anti-corruption struggle by Congress and the Supreme Court.
What caused this was Bolsonaro's elimination of Federal Police director Maurício Valeixo, who had been picked by Moro. In his final address he noted that:
-There was no legitimate reason for this as he had been effective in his post
-This was a violation of the promise Bolsonaro made upon naming him Minister, that he'd have freedom to handle subordinates
-Bolsonaro also intends to replace a subordinate of the director, the Rio de Janeiro superintendent, and possibly other superintendents, which goes against his spirit of giving autonomy to subordinates
-A replacement now would create confusion and harm the Federal Police's functioning
-Bolsonaro personally told him this was a political choice

Why political? He did not say this straight, but what everyone says is that it was to protect Bolsonaro's sons from investigation, and hence why the Rio de Janeiro superintendent is also involved. Their corruption accusations are petty for Brazilian standards but what's bigger are accusations they might be tied to militias. As always Bolsonaro's sons are his priority. This behavior doesn't come out of nowhere as he has few contacts in Brasília, having lived his career in the sidelines, and many reasons to be distrustful. Moro isn't someone he has a reason to distrust but his sons still came first.
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Bernd 01/14/2024 (Sun) 18:59 [Preview] No.51519 del
From that website above - link again: https://lsvdeutschland.de/ - translated this:

It can't go on like this, agriculture has to cope with more and more ill-conceived regulations and poor political decisions. Many of these decisions not only cost a lot more working time, but also cause high costs that can hardly be passed on.
Here are a few examples from the last 2 years alone:
- Reduction of the tax rate for flat-rate businesses from 10.7% to 8.4%
- Abolition of profit smoothing
- Cancellation of the investment subsidy of €195 million for the rapid reorganisation of agriculture desired by society
- Reduction in subsidies for agricultural social insurance and the employers' liability insurance association
- Higher CO2 levy, which will rise to 19.8 cents per litre by 2026
- 4% set-aside of productive land, without compensation
- Tightening of the Odour Immission Directive (GIRL)
- Expansion of the material flow balance
- Tightening of the erosion control register
- Lack of investment support for conversion to greater animal welfare, without safeguarding higher operating costs
- Lack of tendering volumes for biogas
- Increased damage caused by wolves, beavers, etc. Still no solution to date


Bernd 01/19/2024 (Fri) 21:38 [Preview] No.51548 del
Coppola things to mention, trying to make it short. It's foreign politics but EU "home affair", two in one.
This year we're gonna have EU elections for the Parliament. June 6-9.
Three plus one issues things revolve around these days: Ukraine, migrants, and LGBT stuff. These are the ones divides the opinions. The plus one is corruption, but it really isn't a thing people will decide who to vote for, it's just a thing to toss around while on the campaign. Like:
>Ukraine did great effort in fighting corruption
>Hungary is corrupt
>Hungary is not, we passed all the test
>EU is corrupt, Qatargate
etc.

Local (municipal) elections on the Hungary coincides with the EU elections. So Fidesz keeps it tight to get those votes, the opposition is weak, and foreign monetary support is getting cut from them. In 2023 the Fidesz majority parliament put the regulation into place and the institution was set up too.

And then, the in second half of 2024 it will be Hungary's turn to take on EU presidency, from the start of July to the end of December.

In Poland things are getting complicated as mentioned here: >>51236 and here: >>51386
The new government started a cleanup, getting rid of political opponents, putting them in prison (it seems unconstitutionally), and took over some media outlets. Voters of PiS are not amused.
Demonstrations are ongoing I believe. Also new government started with LGBT propaganda.
Fidesz-media here says the Polish opposition was financed by the Soros backed NGOs.

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Bernd 01/19/2024 (Fri) 21:42 [Preview] No.51549 del
And one thing from the other side of the ocean:
US presidential election in November.
If Trump wins, things are expected to get very interesting. It would be good for the Orbán government here, and the support for Ukraine would become questionable. Trump is more of a negotiator businessman. Or not.
I expect Tucker Carlson to talk about Hungary more, especially during our EU presidency.


Bernd 01/29/2024 (Mon) 15:38 [Preview] No.51587 del
At the same time the German farmer protests Romanian ones also went to the street. Now it seems Polish farmers are doing demonstrations, and Belgian too. I heard even French raised their voices, and apparently they did:
https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/news/farmers-protests-slowly-spread-to-belgium/
>condemning that the EU imports products that do not meet the same standards they are required to respect under EU legislation
The problem is that EU regulations make production cost within the EU high. Outside the EU is unregulated, so producing there is cheap. Imports of the EU rose last year drastically, basically foreign foodstuff replaces local. Corn from Brazil, grain from Ukraine, vegetables from Kenya, fruits from Morocco. What is the point banning pesticides within the EU claiming they are unhealthy and bad for environment when outside EU they can be used and then we buy the treated stuff and eat it...
Cowfarts are made #1 enemy of the climate in EU. So they suppress cattle husbandry within the EU. Now have to import beef from the outside. However EU produces/produces 10% of world, what they do is just shrink this, and pass the market to the rest of the world.
Another fun part is, that large agricultural corpos move out and set up production elsewhere. So the Moroccan fruit is actually in the hands of Spanish companies, the profit of Kenyan veggies belong to Dutch ones. Who really loses on the business? Small farms ofc.
So basically this is their problem.


Bernd 02/11/2024 (Sun) 08:44 [Preview] No.51651 del
So she >>46881 resigned.
Career cut short after 2 years.
She issued some to some convicts, among them a dude who was the deputy manager of an orphanage where he helped his boss to cover up the boss's molestation of the minors housed in that institution. So wasn't even pedophile, but protests erupted and people around Novák started to back out - they couldn't bear the guilt by association by association by association by association... yeah I think it's a 5th level pedophilia there.
At the moment I'm not even sure that the orphanage director was an actual pedophile (ie: favoring pre-pubescent children) or someone who sexually abused minors who were above age of consent (14) BUT under his authority and care.
Anyway all scandals around child protection is a dent on the shining armor of Fidesz championing the safety of our children. She had to go.

I think I wrote elsewhere that as a President of the Republic she was mostly a mouthpiece for Orbán. I found her style, demeanor pleasant, she spoke English well and was someone media could report about (her foreign visits and such), so besides that she did not really represent the unity of the nation (as a Pres should according to the Constitution), but the standpoints of current government, I had no problems with her.
I'm curious who'll be next.



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Bernd 12/12/2020 (Sat) 14:00 [Preview] No. 41511 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
I'm looking for a car but I don't know much about them. I am thinking of a car like a Fiat 500 or a VolksWagon Beetle. What other cars are there like this, cars that are small so they are easy to park and don't use much fuel but that also look interesting and nice.
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Bernd 01/26/2024 (Fri) 01:55 [Preview] No.51573 del
>>51544
Tourists and foreigners can be a hit or miss when dealing with them so pls bear this in mind bernd


Bernd 02/07/2024 (Wed) 13:37 [Preview] No.51632 del
Yesterday my pc’s graphics card died so I had to get a new pc, have not set it up today but I will tomorrow. Frustrating.


Bernd 02/07/2024 (Wed) 13:42 [Preview] No.51633 del
>>51632
>had to get a new pc
You had to get a new graphics card. Why did you get a new pc?


Bernd 02/08/2024 (Thu) 07:51 [Preview] No.51636 del
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>>51633
Because that's the most expensive part anyway and also the rest of the PC was due for replacement anyway.


Bernd 02/08/2024 (Thu) 16:14 [Preview] No.51637 del
>>51636
Ah, I see.



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Bernd 11/17/2019 (Sun) 20:06 [Preview] No. 32381 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
I just realised something... something spooky as fuck.

You know how sumo is derived from some ancient rituals? How it was performed in shrines, to appease the kami, to ensure prosperity? It was only later professionalised, and is now performed on a national level by salaried wrestlers, but there are still many religious elements, from how the ring is consecrated by a priest before each tournament, yokozuna entering the ring with that big white rope around his belt, to wrestlers actually throwing salt into the ring before each bout as a means of consecration. It is a deeply religious ritual, somehow performed to appease the kami for the entire nation of Japan. Kinda like how the ancient Olympic Games were performed on temple grounds, and were a form of vitalist worship of Greek gods.

You know when's the last time sumo wasn't performed as scheduled? March 2011. The March of the earthquake and tsunami that rekt Japan. But guess what? The tournament was cancelled a month before. Because of some match-fixing scandal. Yep, that's right. And the earthquake happened 2 days before the tournament was scheduled.

The earthquake happened because the sumo ritual wasn't performed. Because the kami weren't appeased. They were pissed and caused the earthquake as a warning.
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Bernd 01/13/2024 (Sat) 19:27 [Preview] No.51514 del
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Hatsu Basho starts tomorrow!!!
And I'm reading on Tachiai blog, that Terunofuji will fight! Sadly I don't hope for much, his body is a wreck, average people don't recover from such injuries, the only thing I'm rooting for he won't get hurt much more.
Kirishima with his victory in the last tournament is aiming for the yokozuna title with another yusho. With Teru's state it would be good to have another grand champion, and I think Kirishima is cool, but to be frank he doesn't have that much talent. He is good, but not that good. Still if he gets it, obviously he will deserve it.
Atamifuji is at Maegeshira 1 (west). He'll have to fight all the top guys, and he doesn't have a good balance against them. His performance in the last two bashos were excellent. Perhaps he has a bit stage fright when have to face the big names. He has to overcome this mental and emotional barrier.
Hakuoho is back after his share of operation on his shoulder. Hopefully he recovered enough. He is down in Makushita, probably won't be much of a problem for him, and he'll start in juryo next time.
Onosato is in Makuuchi now.


Bernd 01/21/2024 (Sun) 21:25 [Preview] No.51555 del
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You asked who was the lady commentating yesterday. Someone on the forums knows the answer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yui_Susaki

Also, have a bonus pissed Terunofuji after that Tobizaru kick.


Bernd 01/22/2024 (Mon) 11:12 [Preview] No.51556 del
>>51555
Ah, Olympic gold medalist freestyle wrestler. Image search shows she has the build for it. Built the build. Oh well.
>Teru face
Let's say it's the effort, not the anger.


Bernd 01/29/2024 (Mon) 08:46 [Preview] No.51586 del
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Great return for Terunofuji!
The tournament ended yesterday. In juryo Takerufuji won the yusho, to my surprise. I don't know anything about him, he is new to this division, his last 6 results were good, but not spotless. Now a 12-2 result is very good one, but he fought mostly against the lower ranking rikishis, and next time he probably has to face Wakatakakage and Hakuoho, beside the top dudes.
So Terunofuji. He spent most of 2023 recovering. He had knee surgeries in both legs, and had "lower back problems", his spine is fucked there as earlier noted. I was hoping he won't re-injure, I know he might hurting and weaker for couldn't train with full steam during recovery. I have not expected that he'll be the central figure of the basho at the end, Kirishima's struggle for the yokozuna title was one theme of the basho, and then as Kotonowaka remained unbeated, his chance to get promoted to ozeki gained attention too. But with some unfortunate events, two ozekis were out of the race, and Teru beat the rest of the top wrestlers. In fact he just threw Kirishima out of the dohyo like nothing.
I'm still worried, it seems to be a pattern. He gets injured, then returns with a big win, then next basho he gets worse, perhaps have to leave in mid tournament, then have to sit out bashos recovering again.

As for Kirishima, my opinion didn't change, he is good, a top rikishi, and probably fit for ozeki, but not good enough for yokozuna.
And this is true for the rest. Hoshoryu is very talented, but fails at random matches - btw Kirishima too. Hoshoryu suffered minor injury pre-tournament, then the recurring abuse made it worse, so he couldn't finish the basho properly. He still pulled a very good 10-4-1 balance.
I'm looking at both of their records (these are on their Wikipee page) and neither has spotless rise in the ranks, their results are frequently just in the positive (4-3, 5-2; 8-7, 9-6), rarely a 10+. Not that impressive.
Compared to them the fresh rising stars:
- Hakuoho introduced himself in makushita with a 7-0. Then in juryo 10-5, 14-1. Then in makuuhci 11-4.
- Onosato's makushita record aint that good, but in juryo 12-3, 12-3, and now in makuuchi 11-4.
Granted shouldn't measure everyone with the standards of the retired yokozuna, Hakuho.

Kotonowaka is working hard. He has similar low-key rise like Kirishima and Hoshoryu. I feel more focus on Hoshoryu than the rest. So Kotonowaka is now collected 33 points in 3 tournaments. Usually for an ozeki promotion they demand 33 points during three consequent 10+ tournament results. His 33 starts with a 9-6. I don't know if he gets promoted, or they'll demand another 10+ win. He had an impressive form in the past two weeks, but the banzuke has three ozekis listed. That seems plenty.

This was an exciting basho, with some troubling illnesses and injuries.


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Kotonowaka was promoted to ozeki. Well deserved, he was working hard for a long time now, only an injury slowing him down. He is a big lad, and strong. But he also has his short-circuit thing, characteristic to his fellow ozekis. He fails random matches where he should be winner.
Now the banzuke counts four ozekis, which one of them will be the next yokozuna?



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Vidya thread Bernd 02/08/2021 (Mon) 15:37 [Preview] No. 42507 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Because the previous >>28357 is autosäging.
From the last posts:
>>42501 Crusader Kings 3 first impressions by Rusbernd
>>42504 unkown vidya making fun of Australia due to the lack of certain biome by Ausbernd

Last year I found out there's native Linux version of the Baldur's Gate Enhanced Editions. They are working well but I don't think I'll ever finish a playthrough again. Back then I finished original BG, and BG2, but not the Throne of Bhaal expansion. Damn long games.
Enhanced Edition makes it possible to play this classic DnD based crpg on modern steel, fixes bugs, changes some rules, adds new NPCs with quests, new items, two new expansions (The Black Pits - arena fight generator?, and Siege of Dragonspear - which is a module for the original story, taking part between BG1 and BG2). It seems okay all in all.
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Bernd 01/26/2024 (Fri) 15:47 [Preview] No.51578 del
>>51552
>>51569
I played some since, and having played Romance of the Three Kangdoms before really helps understanding how things work.
I think I finally grasp most of the game features.
I'm not sure I get the "hime system". In RTK XI the player could marry the officers freely I think. But here if there is a free hime, can't arrange marriage with any officer. The daimyo can, or take her as concubine. I think if the hime is from the clan you control, then can use her in diplomacy creating alliances via marriage. But otherwise? I've no idea.
I enjoy the game for now. Switched to Japanese voices, really helps with immersion.
One major inconvenience is the menu system, the lack of filtering officers (there is a filter option, it just lacks possibilities), and that if I view an officers info, there is no option there to to appoint him. Have to go way back, then click on castle, pick domain, then chose the county I want to give away then look for the fucking officer in the list. It's crazy.
I think this is the only drawback.
Ah, had the first siege where I could control the battle. It's pain. The opponent can hold with so smaller force like how they did IRL - can't really complain about that! and have to race with the timer too.


Bernd 01/31/2024 (Wed) 15:48 [Preview] No.51590 del
I just finished Portal. It's one of the most positively rated games on Steam which is why I played it.
I think the ending is fun because of the dialuge but the rest of the game was not great, it was easier than I thought it would be but that's probably not a good thing for a puzzle game, if this even was a puzzle game.
Anyway, I'll play the next one tomorrow.


Bernd 02/01/2024 (Thu) 08:09 [Preview] No.51591 del
>>51590
So.
How was 2?


Bernd 02/01/2024 (Thu) 15:52 [Preview] No.51594 del
I finished Portal 2.

It kind of had the opposite problem to the first. In Portal 2 the dialogue in the beginning is good but then plot things happen and Glados becomes a completely different character, they destroy what was good about her.

Gameplay wise it's more of the same but for longer.

As for the story and setting, the first one barely had one which I think was preferable, I feel like they tried to do too much here.

I feel like much of the reason Portal has such popular appeal is due to it being old(relativity) and made by a well known company, I think that if it came out today people would not find much of interest about it as there are so many indie games that do things like what they do only better.


Bernd 02/06/2024 (Tue) 07:52 [Preview] No.51621 del
Still mucking around with Nobunaga's Ambition.
I think the game has three stages:
1. micromanaging the castles and domains, who gets what, what to build where
2. waiting the castles to fill up with food and soldiers
3. FIGHT
Rinse and repeat.

>>51594
I think back in the day it was a novel idea.



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Bernd 11/01/2018 (Thu) 21:34 [Preview] No. 20411 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
ITT: post interesting sattelite images and what's notable about them.

These are shots from Rondônia state, where human settlement is strikingly clear. Highways -most notably, the BR-364 flowing SE to NE- and their evenly spaced perpendicular side roads flow deep into the jungle, with deforestation, cattle herding, agriculture and urbanization (roughly in this order) following suite. This leaves a light green (mostly composed of pasture) grid dotted with gray points where lines meet, overlaid on a dark green matrix. Few other places have so many clear, sharp edges that can be easily seen from extreme heights.
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Bernd 07/13/2023 (Thu) 20:50 [Preview] No.50687 del
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The hills are the most decisive factors how the settlements followed the landscape. But three more defining feature I found:
1. actual beaches, that gently sloping into the water
2. rivers
3. open flatland
Now I have to note, now these settlements aren't necessarily "fishing" ones, despite the boats. At some google explicitly wrote it is. Or at least the port is for fishing boats.
Here are some types I found representative:
#1 This is similar to this >>50443, where the houses follow the shore on a longer distance, in a couple houses depth, occasionally a road leading inside depending on the size of the village.
#2 The houses are bunched up in a valley at a narrow beach.
#3 The valley/s offer flat lands where they can cultivate rice or some such.
#4 More often then not a stream or river will run in the main valley, offering more space to build and for cultivation.


Bernd 07/13/2023 (Thu) 20:54 [Preview] No.50688 del
>>50687
Perhaps the second one is not the best representative, since that also features a stream. I saw elsewhere without, I plan to make more screenshots. Anyway it will suit.


Bernd 07/14/2023 (Fri) 10:53 [Preview] No.50693 del
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Frankly every valley is basically made by water eroding the softer ground away. So even those places where no river or stream there should be some periodic water drainage.
All the sandy beaches in a place like Kyushu's SE shores are the work of rivers? They are basically alluvium (alluvia??).
Plus pre-industrial Japs without tap water had to drink something. I dunno how wells fare that close to the sea.
Bah, it doesn't matter for my amateur typology of Jap fishing villages.


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Anosibe Ambohiby, a village created by settlers like 15 years ago, on Madagascar.
Another cool stuff from Vox, similar to this: >>48149
It's surprising that there are places on this Earth, where people can just get the idea and move to a remote place and create their own settlement noone knows about, and live in relative peace, on their own. And a good feeling too.
But now people know about them and have to pay taxes.


Bernd 02/02/2024 (Fri) 20:37 [Preview] No.51606 del
>>51605
Forgot the link:
https://yewtu.be/watch?v=h42QVfrUVFw
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Websites Bernd 04/30/2018 (Mon) 16:12 [Preview] No. 16201 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Let's share great websites. I'll start:
http://spidr.today/?c=de for news
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Bernd 01/26/2024 (Fri) 02:08 [Preview] No.51575 del
>>51545
It's still good. T.Hanks for the link


Bernd 01/26/2024 (Fri) 02:09 [Preview] No.51576 del
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Speaking of websites, let's talk about our board.

We have old banners from years ago. With one linking to an old domain. Will mods update the info on the banners and/or add new banners? Time will tell


Bernd 01/26/2024 (Fri) 07:26 [Preview] No.51577 del
>>51576
You are right. I'll look into it sometimes.


Bernd 01/27/2024 (Sat) 13:48 [Preview] No.51579 del
>>51576
I could replace banners if someone makes new ones.


Bernd 01/28/2024 (Sun) 10:43 [Preview] No.51585 del
Perhaps this should go into the tech thread. But it is a great ChatGPT website:
https://chat-jai-pete.fr/

>>51579
Thank you for your service.
I'll see what can be done about it.