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Hand in your papers... I mean blogposts
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NO U! All trees are beautiful.
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At the library.
About to read the epic of gilgamesh in kazakh translation
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Holy fugg why are there so many pretty girls at the library.
Lmaoing @ the normies going to night clubs n shit to meet chicks, not big brain enough to find the good farming spots
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Why didn't we have this one yet?
Well, post what you're cooking/eating, discuss food and its culture in general and we may talk about diets as well if you want to.

I'm not a big cook myself but once in a blue moon I like to do it if the process is not too hard or needs too much time. I think the last time I actually cooked something was a south-western inspired casserole, it was extremely fatty because of the massive amount of molten cheese and I felt bad after eating it.
Today I found some older frozen asian vegetables in my freezer and cooked them together with some frozen sugar bean pods and some curry powder, I never thought cooked vegetables without any meat or carbs could taste so well.
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Is there any way to fix a half burned pizza? I'm not quite sure what happened but the bottom burned and smoked up while the top half wasn't fully cooked. Is there some way to scrape it off? I tried using a steel wool scrubby but it did nothing.
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>a steel wool scrubby
My standard tool for scraping off burned bits is a butter knife. If you can't save the bottom, put it back under the broiler until the top is done- keep an eye on it. Then eat the cheese, sauce, and whatever crust you can access by digging down from the top. Never give up on a pizza.
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>never give up on a pizza
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Easy if you have some flour at home. Just make a simple yeast dough and let it go for a bit. Then roll it out to the approximate size of the original burnt pizza. Put it into the oven and bake until still a bit soft.
Then take it out. Incise around the rim of the burnt pizza and with a spatula detach the topping. It should all nicely keep together with the cheese.
Now transfer it to the new bottom, press and put it into the oven for another two or so minutes.
Enjoy your fresh pizza transplant.

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

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

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

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Is there any alternative though?
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I only have the anecdotal evidence of being harassed by African drug dealers in front of cops in downtown Lisbon. Can't say i'm impressed.
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Come to think about it, my grandpa wasn't exactly too far from Cotton Hill, although he steadfastly refused to talk about the war. In my mind, he might very well have killed fitty men with his rifle. My mother told me a few tales including the thanksgiving where the platoon was served a maggot-ridden turkey. I tried on a couple of occasions coaxing a tale or two out of him to no avail, but I was able to get him to talk about conversation between him and his fellow soldiers. They mostly talked about girls and jobs they'd be going home to.

To keep this relevant to the thread, it is of no surprise the number of Opioid deaths increased dramatically:

It seems they don't have the numbers from June 2020 to today, so it'll be awhile before we know the death toll for the latter part of the year.
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Yeah I saw a guy I knew from AA ashamedly getting a bunch of beers. My real question though is how in the hell have drug dealers managed to still ply their trade through things like quarantines and lockdowns? Once all that started I imagined it would become a living waking nightmare for all kinds of addicts. In fact true story and very depressingly funny one, the exact reason why liquor stores got designated essential services earlier on is because they were bracing for all our hospitals getting swamped, which in the case of drunks would mean the lockdowns would push them past capacity immediately. This is because there's enough alcoholics in this country that were they to not get access to their booze they would begin going into withdrawal, and unlike most other drugs like heroin and crack cocaine the withdrawals from alcohol can straight up kill you. So rather than trigger a worse nationwide health crisis by flooding the hospitals with all our chronic drunks now suffering DTs and seizures they gambled that any drunken accidents would pale in comparison to the flood of alcoholics going into withdrawal, and so it was better to just keep us quiet and happy with our bottles while the authorities try to get the situation under control.
It would've been nice, if the country managed to not go full fucking retard all year long and we were not ran by an incompetent fool, but it is what it is as they say.

At least our countey finally leveled out somewhat, although it's now become an epic national tragedy that we couldn't just sit tight for a few months and swallow that painful medicine and dealt with it so we'd not have the long protracted painful disaster that we do now. Our more retarded states are opening up right now and dropping any mask mandates. Also DeSantis is a piece of shit.

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Posted about Happiness, but threda autosage'd so here's v4 of the best thread. Here's the repost:

Watched Happiness (1935), a silent movie about a yokel with this stronk wife who live and work a farm, being bled dry by the classes of old Russia - Priests, kulaks, military, thieves, etc. The movie itself really isn't that good save for its historical context.

Our yokel attempts to perform his own funeral which makes all the parasites who live off his work terrified because if he dies, "Then who will feed Russia?". The clergy accuse the fool of sacrilege - the military takes him and they sentence him to die 7 times in the Carpathians. His strong heroic wife joins a kolkhoz, leads a shock worker bridge and scores a bountiful harvest. The collective farm awards her applause, praise and even sheep. There is still trouble in the kolkhoz as remants of the old classes try to steal from the collective and start acts of sabotage. Alcoholics and 'loafers' are shown to be the reason why the collective isn't doing EVEN better.
The evildoers attempt to steal the grain stockpile, the main character who was demoted to standing guard fails to keep safe the people's grain and those damned reactionary forces steal both the warehouse and our protagonist. In the end, the collective DESTROYS them by shucking melons at them because their harvests were so incredible and bountiful that they could assault food thieves with them. After this victory by the shock workers of our collective farm, the couple goes shopping in a fashionable and well stocked clothes store in a nice and organized city.

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Heh, I know such people, too.
Although they are not "Marvel fans". Those are the ones comparing Avangers Endgame to the Illiad.
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Watched Crossroads. It's a pretty good road/music movie about Eugene Martone, a naive guitarist kid who's obsessed with blues and sets to find the lost song of an influential Delta bluesman Robert Johnson, record it and get famous. He finds an old harmonica player Willie Brown who he believes knew Robert Johnson personally, and after some persuasion Willie agrees to teach him the song, but on the condition that Eugene will take him to his home in Mississippi.

The movie is mostly about blues, it has a pretty good soundtrack, and the last guitar duel between Eugene and Steve Vai Jack Butler is epic, but unfortunately it is spoiled quite a bit by Ralph Macchio's (who played Eugene) atrocious acting. Jami Gertz, who played Eugene's love interest Frances, is not particularly good either, but she has much less screentime and she didn't really have to do much apart from being pretty anyway. Still, the film is enjoyable, and people who don't really care much about blues (like myself) will like it.
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Pretty cool looking sci-fi flick about the titular antagonist fighting against a female bounty hunter, and two earthling electricians who get involved by accident.
The props and effects were really well done, especially all the aesthetics of Zeiram with some eerie music playing whenever he appeared. However it falls a bit flat in terms of the sluggish plot and somewhat slow paced & low impact action sequences, as well as the awkward acting from the two electrician guys, however intentional that might be. Also a bit disappointing how weak the antagonist appears in some scenes despite being alluded to having a power level of over 87 (which is a lot apparently).
Would still recommend if you don't mind some B-movie characteristics.

Kinda looks familiar, might've seen it on TV some time
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So that's where that creepy gif comes from! I kinda hoped that it was from a horror, but it seems more like in line with something like Meatball Machine. Kinda disappointed.

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Since russian video game Ernst has left EC, I guess I'll do the honors.

Old thread: >>46255
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No. You compare the equivalents, regardless of relative quality. You don't compare third world special forces to first world regular infantry just because it's a closer comparison.

If the third world Special forces are equiped the same as the regular army, receive the same training as the regular army and are used for the same role as the regular army then yes one could. The Germans had units that were closer in use and equipment to those of the US(the motorised PanzerGrenadiers) and as time went on they added more MGs to the standard infantry anyway(as we have discussed)

>You compare the same classification of troops because they are meant to do similar things within the grand scheme.

Yes, see above.

>The whole thing is going in circles though, with you ignoring the substance of my points to rest on a highly flawed 'squad in a vacuum' approach to doctrine (which does not see squads in a vacuum) so I'm not going to continue repeating myself. Peace.

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Brehs who fucking cares, it was a man portable machine gun that saw action in WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam and everything in between. It was probably used in every concievable role during all the wars it was in, including as a club to beat some fucker to death with. I've actually held a BAR in real life and the thing is heavy as a motherfucker, I could barely hold it steady while looking down the sights.

Arguing over it like this in a videogames thread is just derailing it.

Now check out this German engineering
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>Now check out this German engineering

It's not even a real tank... This is part of the reason I played Warthunder instead, that and the gameplay itself is much better.
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>Get the Enclave armour
>Have Fallout 2 laser rifle because of mods
Wow it's just like that game from 20 years ago.
Getting the Enclave remnants together is one of the best quests in the game. The reward is good, and it's also good fan service.

Going to the capital wasteland with 1.2k rounds of .308 is kinda funny, since it's an underdeveloped hellhole where you're hard pressed to find any resources. The Mojave's tech and equipment must ruin the balance. (Though who gives a shit really.)

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Do you like (or liked) Lego, Ernst? I used to be a huge fan since 1994, when dad brought me my first set — 8818 Dune Buggy — from Germany, and up until 1999, when I bought my last set — 8204 Sky Flier. Then I started losing interest somewhat because of electronic entertainment like videogames becoming more popular, then Lego started to produce licensed themes like Star Wars which I've seen as betrayal and selling-out, and then Lego went into a direction which killed my interesting in it completely by introducing Bionicle, which didn't really fit either System or Technic (and I don't care what some people say, I still don't consider Bionicle a subtheme of Technic). So, I gave all my Lego to my cousin and for around twenty years I pretty much forgot about it. But a couple of months ago I went to my aunt's and found out that my cousin (who also got bored with Lego a couple of years after me) started getting back into Lego: he bought several new Technic sets (42093 Chevrolet Corvette, 42107 Ducati Panigale plus several smaller ones), and they impressed me quite a bit. Nostalgia hit me hard, and I started checking out new Lego myself out of curiosity. I found out that there are actually some new themes that are of interest to me, like Creator, Ideas and Architecture, and finally I gave in and bought this 31109 Pirate Ship.

So, Ernst, share your Lego stories if you have any, meanwhile I'll be building my ship and maybe post some photos. If this threda wouldn't be of interest to you, I'll just let it die and won't post about Lego anymore.
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Oh wow this is cool stuff!
I'd picked red one tho, not transperant
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>I'd picked red one tho, not transperant
It's strange that there isn't one with its natural blackish red color. I wonder if it's possible to paint over the red one and get the proper look.
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At this point you actually may buy alive one lol
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>I'd picked red one tho, not transperant
I like how the clear one looks more "abstract", but it also was the only colorway available when I ordered :D
Though I even might have gone with the blue one cause of the Pepsi Lobster meme

>I wonder if it's possible to paint over the red one and get the proper look.
I found some pics of it being painted, probably with spray paint

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How does one make money online that doesn't involve crypto/SR/camwhoring? like for example, how does one actually start a blog and make money from it? Do you need to set up all kinds of things like bank account, a paypal or whatever, and have advertisers pay you or what?
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The gigabrain move to benefit from the pandemic would've been to buy up webcams three months ago. I haven't checked it in detail, but budget ones seem to be going for at least 3x the price now. I guess unfortunately the opportunity is lost now though.
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Gonna revive this thread for some hopefully serious discussions.

Does Ernst have any experience with ETF saving plans?

I finally amassed a little bit more money than I can think of what to do with & registered with an online broker (tbh the GameStop craze last month also motivated me). Took me a while of research but I now set up a monthly payment into the Xtrackers MSCI World UCITS ETF 1D since there's no order fees on it until the end of 2022 with the broker I chose.
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Not really, I've some money invested in a robotics ETF but that is it(for now, I plan to invest in some more soon). I would only say that while ETFs obviously are safer I would still not be comfortable investing everything in one ETF. It's always better to invest diversely, even though ETFs do that anyway they are still tied to a certain sector or group of stocks.
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>even though ETFs do that anyway they are still tied to a certain sector or group of stocks.
That's why I went with the MSCI World index, I suppose it's the "safest" since it's supposed to represent the economies of developed countries. Though yeah, it's 2/3 USA stocks, the top stocks being MAFAG, but it also gets updated

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I've been migrating from odd jobs during the last few months. I manage to golden boy every position I take on, but they're all so tiresome.
Dealing with coworkers makes me want to snap my neck. I just want to do my jerb in peace without enduring a lazy slag's workload.

How's it been for Ernst?
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Oh and as to why even traditionally (relatively speaking) non-exploited demographics are into it, it's to do with the fact that work insecurity is super high these days. The workforce is super casualised and bosses deliberately undersupply hours to their workers to make them desperate (and easier to exploit). For lots of people, two or more jobs, or just overworking themselves is an insurance policy against the bosses deciding to just cut them out of the loop. I had a period where I had my hours cut to less than 10 a week for no reason other than to rubber band them back above what my old hours were once I was choked out a bit. All legal too, because they sign you on as casual.
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Covid has given us a golden opportunity to do a lot of things that we haven't... It's quite concerning.

Maybe, but I think this guy's day job was not casual, plus he mentioned that he had earned over $100,000 that year so it must have been stable(and the boss of the company I worked for who works as a tow truck driver in the day replied that he had made $500,000).
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>12 hour shifts are pretty common here now too and worse than that they often have you work both night and day shifts during a week. It's ridiculous and I really don't understand how it is allowed, 12 hour shifts re bad enough but the impact on sleep and health cannot be overlooked
In Germany you are allowed to work 8 hours a day for your employer with allowance to go up to 10 if during a half year your average remains at 8 hours. 12 hours is possible for certain branches and under certain conditions, e. g. they passed a rule lately due to corona crisis. Also the fuckers of the employer lobby and the conservatives have been attacking the 10 hour limit since a couple years already. In Austria they even somewhat succeeded lately in weakening the limitations to 12 hour work. But working 12 hours is still the exceptation from the rule. Also in small companies without an employee council shit like this sometimes might slip.
Funfact: in tsarist Russia 11.5 hours was the official workday limit (which of course often was hard physical labour under worse conditions than nowadays concerning saftey, pay etc. and often not enforced but still).
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It truly was right and righteos that tsarists was destroyed utterly. You can say what you want about Lenin and others being murderers but the fuckers truly had it coming to them, as did all the holdovers from the feudal era. I don't even know why a Spanish or Danish crown even still exists. It's also lately really made me think about the actual relationship between the religious authorities throughout history, and the political authorities and the exploited classes. Trying not ever to deal with others in my country has really made me go beyond just thinking about my own private faith, and what it truly actually says about everybody and the religious enterprise itself. This is much worse here though considering that Americans are just godawful with religion (just like much of everything else) and so while they are known hypocrites who've themselves been doing more damage to steadily eroding the power of faith and the numbers of religious people in the country for decades, just watching this shitshow with MIGAtards and Qtards has started making me question things a lot more heavily, which in turn has brought up some rather deeply uncomfortable revolutionary implications.

For starters, they are hardcore radical establishmentarians. I was just yesterday looking at some stuff from the Bohemians, partly because Prague is reaching a hundredth monkey effect in the hyper noosphere so far as I could tell, which led me to finding some art from around the 12th century where royalty and feudal lords are literally depicted as Christic figures (in the non-crucified non-self sacrificing sense obviously), rather clearly identified with the deific sitting on His throne, which is surrounded by people groveling below him. It really hammers home the degree to which religion really was used as just a tool for social control by corrupt politicians with lifetime bloodline appointments, despite them clearly being worthless pieces of shit still getting called lords as if to solidify the identification between LORD and Lords.

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Which nails do you like more?
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How do they taste?
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>What is the evolutionary purpose of nails?
Figernails are multi-purpose, built-in tools. Grabbing, picking, scratching. Toenails only exist to snag on socks.

I find number 6 a bit creepy, but they do serve at least one purpose:

Kramer gets back scratched(Seinfeld)
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I thinking about paint them in future, maybe in light pink
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At later stages? Armor

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I would like to have a thread to discuss various types of architecture.
There are lots of oddities out there, and many interesting things to talk about.
I think that I will make some stream-of-consciousness posts.

Earl Young was an American architect who, without formal training, developed his own regional style in the midwestern united states.

Earl used nothing but local materials, and his homes look very romantically medieval, but with modern fixtures. They have been called "mushroom homes", or "hobbit homes".
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>from the new Russian Cathedral for the armed forces.
Explain yourself?
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> better
I very much doubt that.

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>painting in second pic
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Art Nouveau