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Useless news from Taiwan Bernd 03/18/2018 (Sun) 12:57:11 [Preview] No. 14590 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
1. One woman killed her husband's sister. They shared an small apartment and had lots of arguments. Allegedly after a fight over inheritance, the woman killed the relative, then sealed the dead body with concret in her room. Somehow her husband didn't notice his sister didn't come out from her room for three days, until the company the sister worked for began to worry for her.
2. A controversial writer died. He had been a political prisoner in martial law era and a lawmaker later.
3. Coal power plant expansion program got into controversy.
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Bernd 08/20/2018 (Mon) 21:34:11 [Preview] No.18617 del
Interesting perspective mate, and yeah, I understand why people hate mainlanders, heck I'd prolly hate them too if I wasn't one.
And yeah, we've got quite alot of ultra-nationalists on our side too even the diaspora chinks are nationalistic af, it's ridiculous.
For me as long as my home 青田 is fine I don't give a shit what americans, japanese etc. say about china. I do not believe in a chinese nation, I believe that every chinese province has it's own culture and language and thus cannot simply be summed up as only "china". That's why I'm ok if taiwan gets independence, because they get to have their own identity. However that is highly unrealistic since declaring independence would only endanger taiwan's sovereign rule.

Bernd 08/21/2018 (Tue) 00:14:56 [Preview] No.18618 del
After you asked me about Wu language, I notice that master Xingyun is from Jiangsu. He heads a big rich Buddhist order in Taiwan and set up many properties and facilities (colleges and university, tv station etc). He was also once very influential to politicians.

He identified with his hometown strongly. He organized many exchange with Chinese Buddhists and religious officials, especially those from his hometown. This attracted many criticism from pro independence people. He also organized many cultural exchange and exhibits featuring his hometown.

Bernd 08/21/2018 (Tue) 01:31:29 [Preview] No.18621 del
I don't know about china but in Taiwan They are...less flourishing than Buddhism.

As a religion, Taoism is doing alright. The Taoist priests are needed for many calendar rituals of temples and funerary rituals. The young successors are trained so there are no succession problems. Fengshui (geomancy) is very popular but it does not require priests. But some complained that they are marginalized in modern society. They don't have huge business or media coverage.
They do have organizations, and they once supported Taoists in China to restore some buildings. I don't know how that works now.

In Taiwan most priests are "jushi", meaning they get married and stay in their family. I don't know the details but there are two schools. One is hereditary the other is passed down to disciples. They have complicated dances and lyrics to perform. Some would say it's entertaining. One notable phenomenon is there was once a series of Hongkong action movies featuring Taoist priests but that series has ended in 90s.

Confucianism as a religion is probably a museum showcase now. The government kept up the good old tradition of state official worship of Confucius, and maintained his temples in each town, and we have our Master Kong's Offspring here. but that's about it. Koreans do it more seriously I heard.

In schools, excerpts of Confucian classics are still mandatory. Taoist classics Dao De Jing and Zhuangzi were taught less.

There are some other miscellaneous stuff lumped into traditional lifestyle: Han dress, "Life Support" (yangsheng) diet and exercise routines, Tai Chi as a martial art, geomancy as architecture and interior designs. They are quite popular everywhere in the world, though people probably don't see them as indicator of religions.

Bernd 08/21/2018 (Tue) 02:07:31 [Preview] No.18622 del
I have seen this strange Malaysian movie on tv. OLA BOLA. I think it features Chinese Malaysian players, but the theme of it is unity across ethnicities.

The funny thing is, last time I saw it in original dubbing, this time I saw it in local dubbing made by Taiwanese studio. The original dialogue emphasized the ethnic diversity of Malaysia. They casted English, Tamils, Malay and Chinese actors, each spoke their lines in their native tongue.

The dub made in Taiwan replaced English, Tamil and Malay lines with accented mandarin, but the funny thing is they reproduced the two dialects from different Chinese ethnicities: Hakka, and they used Ming-Nan language of Taiwan to replace Teochew.
I only understand mandarin
They also mentioned the news of Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

Bernd 08/21/2018 (Tue) 02:15:22 [Preview] No.18623 del
The real funny thing is Taiwanese don't play football.

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Bernd 08/01/2018 (Wed) 05:29:13 [Preview] No. 18192 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Tank thread reup. So.

Today I had to bury the 6th dead bird this year. Not even this year, this summer! I would say I never ever buried this much but frankly before this I had to do this only twice in my whole life. I dunno what's going on with them.
It would be easier to just dump them into the dumpster but frankly I rather spend some energy and give them an ok final rest.
During digging I came across a very interesting archaeological findings: this tank on picrels. It wasn't mine and not any of my pals owned such or even played around that spot in our childhood so I suppose one of my family members owned this there are some possibilities.
What Bernd think what type of tank is this? I think it has the Sherman looks.

Also this can be a general vehicle/weapons thread as well.
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Some other fun designs. I dunno how many was manufactured, I've data only on the third one, they built 7.

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We also developed helicopter(s). The K.u.K. Fliegerarsenal assigned the task to Hungarian factories and engineers to build a helicopter to replace observer balloons during the summer of 1917. The PKZ-1 was a dead end as there wasn't enough manufacturing capacity to build the electric engines for that one. The PKZ-2 was more successful, it had 36 experimental flights but at the end of June 1918 it crashed and with the end of the war the project was abandoned.
Both model have several "the world's first..." titles but I'm not sure how to translate them, but for example the PZK-2 held the record of flight height and period of time, which remained unofficial as wartime achievements weren't recorded by Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.

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Bernd 08/21/2018 (Tue) 00:28:31 [Preview] No.18619 del
Some armored cars are so wonky-looking they don't feel threatening at all.

Bernd 08/21/2018 (Tue) 00:40:11 [Preview] No.18620 del
More examples: a dozen models of this kind of vehicle were designed in São Paulo when the state briefly waged war against Vargas in 1932.

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Bernd 06/05/2018 (Tue) 13:56:29 [Preview] No. 16965 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Why are Finns so deformed?
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Bernd 08/20/2018 (Mon) 19:23:25 [Preview] No.18604 del
>Buglarians and Magyars are closer to Huns, Turks and Mongols (hail Tengri!) culturally than they are to the Irish, but they're both "fellow whites".
I have to step out of character for a minute - and I also have many other things to write, but just no time - and interject for a moment. Right now the reality is that our culture is closer to Irish than Mongol. Here, today's Hungary (and pretty sure Bulgaria is the sames) culturally is a very typical Central Eastern European. The closest culture is German and Slav, didn't hear that here, kids, I visited East Germany and everything was fucking sames. Except they had wider selection in beer. And maybe a hint cleaner streets. And no pedestrians crossed red light.
This is the day to day reality of common life. If we really go at it and scratch things ofc we find differences, different folk tales, songs, Hungarian folk music is typically pentatonic. Traditional costumes - which are never worn in everyday life except a person has a job that requires that somehow - are different. But if I mention traditional costume Hungarian and nearby Slavic costumes are very similar. One who research the topic - cultural anthropologists for example - probably can tell differences but to the average eye only sees flower motifs and that's it.
Christianity and feudalism pretty much destroyed everything which made real difference between ethnicities. And maybe the forty years of communism added some more on that for example in the forms of proletarian houses and commieblocks.

Bernd 08/20/2018 (Mon) 19:51:04 [Preview] No.18609 del
>4% of Bulgarian genes are of Central/East Asian origin.

That is nothing. Yes, Bulgarians have some genetical relation to asians, but mostly they are European-looking. Maybe somewhat Turkish, but not any Mongol-like.

>Hell, their name derives from the Turkic tribe, the Bulgars, they're geographically and culturally closer to Turkey, they've been part of Turkey for more than 500 years, and their language has a large Turkic vocabulary, from both the Turks and the Bulgars.

They were part of Ottoman empire, not Turkish state. And Ottoman empire was relatively diverse, and didn't push their culture much in non-Muslim countries. Even more: many of Ottoman sultans weren't Turks. And modern Turks are mostly mix of Anatolian Greeks, Armenians and Kurds, not the real Turks from Central Asia.

It is hard question actually, because comparing cultures is not easy task. I was in Bulgaria, they are pretty Slavic-like in cultural sense. Even language sometimes is understandable.

Language closeness doesn't guarantee cultural closeness, nor genetic closeness. For example, some small nations in Russia even has own language (like Komi or Mordva), but you couldn't tell difference between them and average Russian. Even many Tatars (from Tatarstan) are 100% Russians in appearance, language skills (in Russian) and mindset. Assimilation works if applied properly and people didn't differ much externally.

I can't say anything about Hungarians, but looks like they are pretty European, and also suffer from same post-communism cultural experience too (although communism didn't hit them hard as USSR countries).

Bernd 08/20/2018 (Mon) 20:29:33 [Preview] No.18612 del
>That is nothing. Yes, Bulgarians have some genetical relation to asians, but mostly they are European-looking. Maybe somewhat Turkish, but not any Mongol-like.
What is "European-looking"?
>They were part of Ottoman empire, not Turkish state. And Ottoman empire was relatively diverse, and didn't push their culture much in non-Muslim countries. Even more: many of Ottoman sultans weren't Turks. And modern Turks are mostly mix of Anatolian Greeks, Armenians and Kurds, not the real Turks from Central Asia.
Osman was descended from Central Asian Turks that migrated west. I'm pretty sure they mixed with Ruthenians, but otherwise, they were pretty damn Turkish.
>I can't say anything about Hungarians, but looks like they are pretty European, and also suffer from same post-communism cultural experience too (although communism didn't hit them hard as USSR countries).
Russia was communist, Ethiopia was communist, ergo; Russians are Ethiopians. Checkmate!

Bernd 08/20/2018 (Mon) 20:43:03 [Preview] No.18613 del
>Russia was communist, Ethiopia was communist, ergo; Russians are Ethiopians. Checkmate!
That's not at all what he said.
Communism has uniformisation effect tho - just like Christianity I mentioned above (or rather the medieval Christian Universalism) -, it's part of the "equality and internationalism package" and being part of the Eastern Block gave a certain character for sure. If you travel in those countries all are gonna have that typical post-communist air which is part of the culture.

Bernd 08/20/2018 (Mon) 21:18:08 [Preview] No.18616 del
What he's saying is that all post-communist countries in Europe have closer cultures than they did before?

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Bernd 08/02/2018 (Thu) 17:26:12 [Preview] No. 18216 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The day after tommorow the front door whould be applied and and i could finally move old furniture there and buy new one for flat.
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Bernd 08/18/2018 (Sat) 16:28:35 [Preview] No.18559 del
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Doing russian things

Bernd 08/19/2018 (Sun) 07:19:06 [Preview] No.18567 del
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Well, you didn't overdo the shitposting.

Camo pants and pink t-shirt, the clothing of champions.
Absolute pleb tier. I really enjoyed it until I got bored by the lack of everything an hour later. The only redeeming thing was Muiri. Oh, Muiri... Installed a mod back then that made her a follower as well and when I searched for a mod there were over 1488 of them that changed her appearance supposedly for the better but all were uglier, in this case vanilla was the best.

Bernd 08/19/2018 (Sun) 08:35:14 [Preview] No.18569 del
> camo pants and pink tshirt
Those pants are $10 pqnts, bought like 8 years ago in military shop. Pink tshirt was gifted by mommie, so I need to wear it somewhere, wearing it on dacha is best choice

Bernd 08/19/2018 (Sun) 09:29:50 [Preview] No.18571 del
Pink t-shirts are the best for plastering.

Bernd 08/20/2018 (Mon) 19:46:06 [Preview] No.18607 del
>playing Skyrim on console
>playing Skyrim at all
wew lad
How's the Switch anyway? I thought about buying one now that I have some money.
t. former NEET turned wageslave

Battles Bernd 07/16/2017 (Sun) 10:27:19 [Preview] No. 8950 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
I've already mentioned the book titled On Killing - The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Dave Grossman (Lt. Col. of US Army). It gave some food for thought and I'm planning to write some of my speculation.

But what did the author write? Let's summarize.
He starts with the observation that most men has a natural resistance to kill (only 2% of men - those who have "predisposition toward aggressive psychopathic personality" - can go on killing without becoming a nervous wreck). This resistance is so high that even at times that our life is directly threatened (like others shoot at us) still difficult to overcome it. This resistance is the reason why infantry fire was so embarrassingly ineffective in the past 300 years - with the exception of machine guns - despite the fact that infantry weaponry (rifles) are reliable and accurate enough to cause massive losses among the enemy.
The author gives examples and sources, such as a Prussian experiment in the late 18th century, several reports and notices from several authors during 19-20th centuries (American, French, Israeli etc.), and an interesting work by a US Army historian who (and his coworkers) made mass interviews with fighting GIs during and after WWII. Also he cites his own conversation with veterans of WWII and Vietnam.
He gives new ideas on what's really happening on the battlefield. He compliments the widely known fight-or-flight model with two other options: in reality the soldiers can fight, posture, submit or flight. And most soldiers choose the second option.
Then he ponders on what enables killing (I'm gonna write more about this later) and how modern (post-WWII) armies achieve this. Then he compares these methods with the ways of contemporary mass media. His conlcusion is (after pointing out the exponential rise of violent crimes) that mass media has an undesirable effect on society.

What interesting for me is this resistance, and the enabling part. These things are actually give an entirely new way of looking warfare, and how and why battles were won.
For example the part officers (the demanding authority to kill) play in the enabling. When people (professional historians, history pros and other armchair generals) comparing the Hellenic phalanx with Roman manipulus and why the latter was more successful they compare everything but the officers. In the phalanx he's only one among those who stand in line and do the poking with pikes, but a Roman officer is one outside the formation and pressuring the soldiers to kill. It makes a huge difference if someone shouting in your ears "stab! stab! stab!" and generally pressuring you to kill. Especially if this one person is an exemplary one, a veteran whose skill in killing surpasses all the others in that particular unit. However noone talks about this because noone thinks about it.

I'll continue this sometimes, maybe only next weekend, we'll see. If you wish to read the book you can probably find it on libgen.
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Bernd 08/19/2018 (Sun) 21:27:19 [Preview] No.18584 del
>claims he led the campaign against the Byzantines on basis of his wife's claim on that region - and the Byzantines used/payed the Saracens to cool his ambitions
So, the Arabs were supported by the Byzantines?

Bernd 08/20/2018 (Mon) 07:10:39 [Preview] No.18588 del
The other way around. Kinda.
Southern Italy was in the possession of Byzantium, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle calls it Greece despite it's Italy because of this reason. Comyn claims Otto went there to conquer it and the Byzantines hired the Saracens who owned Sicily at that time.
The question is what Otto's intentions were, what the fuck did he do with an army on lands which wasn't under his suzerainty? He married a Byzantine princess and Comyn adds 1 and 1 and concludes he wanted to take over the place on the right of his wife. He did started to pursue imperial ambitions. His Italian chancery just adopted the title of imperator Romanorum augustus in 982 which also could be used as a basis for claiming the whole peninsula.
Modern authors say he went there to drive away the Arabs - on the same basis (he was the Roman emperor that was his land). Comyn wrote his book in the middle of the 19th century modern authors can have far more sources to evaluate than he had, it would be nice to read those but that's not a short work.
Without further research the topic I'm not sure who owned what in Southern Italy at that time. I know Arabs raided the region many times, Byzantines - who really owned places there - had problems with them all the time.
I can also make sense liek this: Byzantium had the claim of the land and normally it was theirs but Arabs overrun places then Otto came and tried to make these places - but not those which were still under Byzantine control - his own by chasing away the Saracens and occupy them with his own men, legitimizing the whole move with his imperial title and maybe with his wife's rights.

Bernd 08/20/2018 (Mon) 07:14:53 [Preview] No.18589 del
>Comyn claims Otto went there to conquer it and the Byzantines hired the Saracens who owned Sicily at that time to stop his advance

Bernd 08/20/2018 (Mon) 18:30:58 [Preview] No.18602 del
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Byzantines ruled southern Italy, and the Arabs ruled Sicily. I think this is a good map of Sicily during Otto's expedition, but it's set in 1000, 18 years after the battle.

Bernd 08/20/2018 (Mon) 18:42:52 [Preview] No.18603 del
Yes, seems like an all right map.
I meant the exact "temporary" ownerships, like what was occupied/ruled by the Arabs and such.

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20rh August State Foundation Day Bernd 08/20/2018 (Mon) 06:19:40 [Preview] No. 18586 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
A year passed and again this day commemorates the foundation of Hungary, this is 1018th birthday. We celebrate this national holiday with listening to politicians mixing irrelevant daily politics into historical events in the morning and watching fireworks in the evening. Budapesterners can witness the procession of state founder Saint Stephen's Holy Dexter. Also all the local communities have their own little celebrations.
This is the third time I make this thread, and I won't post much, maybe I'll post something about what happened today - if anything interesting - later.
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pic #1 After 80 years the first time we have flags with crosses on the Parliament Building
pic #2 János Áder, President of Hungary, is talking boring stuff and unrelated daily politics mixed in historical references as predicted
pic #3 fresh officers of the Hungarian Defence Forces take their vows

Bernd 08/20/2018 (Mon) 13:23:51 [Preview] No.18593 del
I googled and found this saint was from 10th century. And he was a king.
We have Chinese saints but they were recent. They were never famous to general Chinese . There were no king saint either.
But to be a king saint you seem to have to convert the whole people

Bernd 08/20/2018 (Mon) 13:31:11 [Preview] No.18594 del
I'd imagine he became Saint because he was King, not the other way around. But I might be wrong.

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Happy birthday steppe invaders, I understand that Finland was already taken.

Bernd 08/20/2018 (Mon) 14:55:33 [Preview] No.18599 del
Thank you, mountain Jew! I won't forget you are responsible for the Habsburgs...

His canonization along with his son's happened about 45 years after his death by another king, Ladislaus I, who was also canonized a century later. While Christianity was introduced to Hungarians earlier Saint Stephen made Catholicism state religion and he was the one who created the framework of the Church in Hungary (among other things).
During the ages 20th of August had different feasts/holidays. In the middle ages it was a religious feast as Stephen was canonized on this day. In the interwar era in the 20th century became national holiday for the first time. During the communism it was the holiday of the (Stalinist) Constitution and People's Republic. After '89-90 it returned back to the national holiday of the Hungarian statehood.
This Hungarian statehood is counted from the coronation of Stephen in 1000/1001. The actual date is very uncertain so that's why his date of canonization was picked instead. It's not even sure it was coronation, it might been a different type anointing. The point is he become rex from dux what he was since 997.

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VIDEOGAMES THREAD Bernd 06/09/2018 (Sat) 16:17:24 [Preview] No. 17090 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Let's have le grand Official videogames thread.

It's thread, to discuss games.
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Bernd 07/20/2018 (Fri) 19:46:06 [Preview] No.18018 del
Right now the best jobs are escort jobs. I mean escorting trader ships to other systems... There's nothing lewd in this game. So far. They can pay 20K credits for a three jump ride. Best payers are rushed deliveries with 35-40K, but they usually need 9+ jumps which means extra days traveled, ergo less money.
Also savegames are essential. It's so random what's awaits me above the planet and some can kill me just with a huge salvo. Autosave is a very nice function and it's activated just before departure.
I accepted a job to a system far away from the last known because that's the only one that pays somewhat well. It's far away in it's in The Deep which is a dangerous part of the galaxy. Or at least the traveling traders said so in their broadcast.
I start from Arcturus and the first part will be a three jump travel to Phecda. The second is also a three jumps travel to Zosma. From there it will be unknown but I count on three or four more jumps.
I was killed after the first jump from Phecda in Tania Australis. Interesting feature that the game continues, so no "Game Over" and similar messages.
On the second try Tania Australis was the most peaceful place ever. Such cases.

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I landed on Memory, a planet in Zosma system. Interesting outfits (ship parts) can be purchased here: "atomic" steerings and thrusters. On most planets with outfitters there are only ion and plasma engines, one is smaller the other is stronger I think. But these atomic stuff look great. They are strong and small, but expensive as fuck and produce much heat. I dunno yet how heat can be handled (I saw cooling units for sale tho) and how much difficulty it does but with these puppies in this light ship could make huge difference in maneuver and speed. I could fit a pair in.
Price is very steep, especially with the mortgage and the constant reduction.
I bought a map and it's almost clear there will be four jumps from Zosma to Regor. I have to land on the planet Valhalla in the Epsilon Leonis system, to refuel the hyperdrive (this is automatic and free - it seems - just like repairs), because I don't know what's await for me in the next system and if I will be able to do that there.
I found a shipyard on Valhalla with a few options. They are expensive but good to know I can buy something more substantial here then my current bird. This Berzerker looks good but I've no idea the worth of ships in this game. Yet.
Arrived to my destination in order. Here on the planet Windblain they also sell atomic stuff. Prices are fixed everywhere so it doesn't matter where one buy his ship components.
But that's it for today.
I wonder how much I have to grind until the story picks me up again.

Bernd 08/19/2018 (Sun) 23:08:20 [Preview] No.18585 del
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A couple of months ago I tried a voxel-style game for the first time: Minetest. I've been playing a little bit each weekend since then.

Minetest is like a 'game framework': more than a game engine, less than a full-fledged game. You are supposed to install a special kind of mod that implements the gameplay. I've been playing the default one though.

After a few minutes of 'playing' I discovered that there aren't really any goals in that 'game', so I decided to set myself one: to completely map out the first cave I find.

I am almost done. The Primordial cavern system is completely explored now and just need to map the final passages and crevices. After having found a few other caves I have to say I was lucky to run into one which is actually mappable in a reasonable amount of time; some of the cave systems produced by the map generator V7 can be extremely large and maddeningly labyrinthine.

The video shows me walking from the spawn point to the last un-mapped region of Primordial. Unfortunately there's some stutter as my toaster can't quite handle the game and the screen recording together.

Bernd 08/20/2018 (Mon) 10:50:52 [Preview] No.18591 del
Never played Minecraft only that sidescroller version I can't recall the title tt's utter crap.
Nice dusk.

Bernd 08/20/2018 (Mon) 13:10:42 [Preview] No.18592 del
Hey, come join our minetest server, it's 5.0 dev version.
Get autobuilds here: https://gitlab.com/minetest/minetest/pipelines or dev builds from the builds forum: https://forum.minetest.net/viewforum.php?f=42

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Shitty maps Bernd 07/28/2018 (Sat) 13:54:48 [Preview] No. 18124 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
I've seen a lot of maps like these popping up recently. I'm guessing these come from people who learn European history through Paradox games. This hurts my eyes.
>us wanting to unite with the Swedes, let alone the Dutch and Austrians
>Balkans, let alone the ENTIRE SLAVIC WORLD wanting to unite
>apparently, Istanbul and much of Asia Minor is Greek, yet Königsberg and the rest of Prussia is Slavic
>the Flemish are part of pan Latinism
>Cornwall being that big
>Finns, Estonians, and Hungarians are apparently part of the Indo-European world, but Basques aren't represented in Spain and France
>neither are Caucasians represented in the Caucasus
>Ossetia isn't included as part of the Iranian world
>Evropa, yet the guy who made this map is likely an American who speaks English
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Bernd 08/19/2018 (Sun) 09:28:58 [Preview] No.18570 del
What's that map about? Ruled by Romance/Latin language nations at one point in history?

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Bernd 08/19/2018 (Sun) 16:43:40 [Preview] No.18579 del
Yes. Basically, some Italian guy in an IRC chat said once that "How powerful would a modern-day Roman Empire be?", and then it later derailed to every nation ruled by Italy, and then every nation ruled by Latins at all, and said how it'd be a "hyperpower".

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Bernd 08/19/2018 (Sun) 18:56:19 [Preview] No.18583 del
I mean, it literally controls all of Latin America, most of the USA including some of the most powerful states like Texas and California, all of Canada, most of the Sahara, much of sub-Saharan Africa, most of southern Europe except the west and East Slavs + Germany, England and Wales, the southern Caucasus, the Levant, Iraq, and Bahrain (giving it a lot of Gulf oil), plus Sri Lanka and Indochina. Basically a hyperpower, I doubt even the super caliphate that Danish guy posted can rival it.

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bernd repairs stuff Bernd 08/16/2018 (Thu) 02:52:26 [Preview] No. 18508 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
>computer monitor starts making a buzzing noise
>some time after it develops brightness inconsistency, one moment is fine, the next too dim, then much brighter, etc.
>unusable like this, it will only worsen my already shitty eyesight
>open the backside, find the controller board and the power supply board
>nothing weird in the controller board
>noise seems to come from the transformer in the power supply board
>see some dark stains in the board but they are probably not the issue (this monitor had to be repaired once before)
>grab shoddy digital multimeter and test all capacitors
>find one ded, on close inspection a very slight bulge can be seem on the top
>search everywhere in town, can't find a replacement with the same rating, closest one is rated for about 12% less voltage
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Bernd 08/16/2018 (Thu) 09:22:00 [Preview] No.18516 del
I was hoping to read a success story.
But I guess it's a worthy attempt

Bernd 08/17/2018 (Fri) 04:52:45 [Preview] No.18530 del
fixing things helps to keep my mind and body busyy with something productive and it's an opportunity to teach myself sth or improvea skill

I didn't know the color contrast was so bad
personally I use a dark color theme so I'm covered there

Bernd 08/17/2018 (Fri) 05:56:39 [Preview] No.18533 del
>fixing things helps to keep my mind and body busyy with something productive and it's an opportunity to teach myself sth or improvea skill
Like me with that drill.

Bernd 08/17/2018 (Fri) 06:00:01 [Preview] No.18534 del
>I didn't know the color contrast was so bad
>personally I use a dark color theme so I'm covered there
Oh it's not that bad, I just wanted to write something to pick on you for choosing to tell the story in greentext. I couldn't just write "go back to 4chan" or something.

Bernd 08/19/2018 (Sun) 15:43:24 [Preview] No.18576 del
Men make mistake
And probably must make the same mistake again

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Happy Birthday /kc/! Bernd 08/18/2018 (Sat) 12:06:37 [Preview] No. 18551 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Meanwhile our little /kc/ community turned two years old quietly. It all started on a rainy (or not, I don't remember) day in August 2016 - it was 7th or 8th - when KC main went down for about a week. During and after this period formed the kernel that sprouted into whatever it is today.
There were good times, not so good times, some posters went, some remained and gained some new as well. We gave birth to our own memes (while they aren't used too frequently). We saw some really good thredas, participated in serious discussions, had to move once, got slid into oblivion, lost all pictures and sought refuge on other chans when the need arose.
Here we are after two years, still going. Walking. Crawling.
Happy Birthday, Bernd!
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Bernd 08/18/2018 (Sat) 17:33:31 [Preview] No.18560 del
>while they aren't used too frequently
fucking ghork

Bernd 08/18/2018 (Sat) 18:40:45 [Preview] No.18563 del
Just Ghork my shit up.

Bernd 08/18/2018 (Sat) 20:42:32 [Preview] No.18565 del
Happy birthday /kc/

Bernd 08/19/2018 (Sun) 12:45:44 [Preview] No.18574 del
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>Hahh, today I got 500 error and now a Connection Failed as well.

These are special holiday errors. I hope you don't forget to save html pages to disk.

Bernd 08/19/2018 (Sun) 15:01:19 [Preview] No.18575 del
yeah BO here
>post doesn't display text properly