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the medieval (end egyptian) practice of writing some words in red for emphasis, or the starting letters for sentences… for whatever reason, japs also do it with stamps and so on. it means like an identification or something important. they have been doing it for a long time. unrelated but similar thing is when for example a man's spouse dies, they will get a gravestone with both their names on it, even though the man is still alive. his name will be filled in red



The Chinese are going to go WILD in Japan when they take over.


Pretty sure every japanese man succubus and child would kamikaze themselves before letting that happen.


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>In May 1946, Parisian fashion designer Jacques Heim released a swimsuit design that he named the Atome ('Atom') advertised as "the smallest swimsuit in the world". Clothing designer Louis Réard introduced his new, smaller design that split the Atome in July. He named the swimsuit after the Bikini Atoll, where the United States had conducted its first nuclear weapons test as part of Operation Crossroads days before. Réard hoped his swimsuit's revealing style would create an "explosive commercial and cultural reaction" similar to the explosion at Bikini Atoll. He explained that "like the bomb, the bikini is small and devastating".
>Of the possible places given serious consideration, including Ecuador's Galápagos Islands, Bikini offered the most remote location with a large protected anchorage, suitable but not ideal weather, and a small, easily moved population. On February 6, the survey ship Sumner began blasting channels through the Bikini coral reef into the lagoon. The local residents were not told why.
>The 167 Bikini islanders first learned their fate four days later, on Sunday, February 10, when Navy Commodore Ben H. Wyatt, United States military governor of the Marshall Islands, arrived by seaplane from Kwajalein. Referring to Biblical stories which they had learned from Protestant missionaries, he compared them to "the children of Israel whom the Lord saved from their enemy and led into the Promised Land." He also claimed it was "for the good of mankind and to end all world wars." There was no signed agreement, but he reported by cable "their local chieftain, referred to as King Juda, arose and said that the natives of Bikini were very proud to be part of this wonderful undertaking." The next day, LST-861 moved them and their belongings 128 miles (206 km) east to the uninhabited Rongerik Atoll, to begin a permanent exile. Their desire to return to Bikini was thwarted indefinitely by the U.S. decision to resume nuclear testing at Bikini in 1954. During 1954, 1956, and 1958, twenty-one more nuclear bombs were detonated at Bikini, yielding a total of 75 megatons of TNT (310 PJ), equivalent to more than three thousand Baker bombs. Three Bikini families returned in 1974 but were evacuated again in 1978 because of radioactivity in their bodies from four years of eating contaminated food. As of 2022, the atoll remains unpopulated.
>The cleanup was hampered by two significant factors: the unexpected base surge and the lack of a viable cleanup plan. It was understood that if the water column fell back into the lagoon, which it did, any ships that were drenched by falling water might be contaminated beyond redemption. Nobody expected that to happen to almost the entire target fleet. No decontamination procedures had been tested to see if they would work and to measure the potential risk to personnel. In the absence of a decontamination protocol, the ships were cleaned using traditional deck-scrubbing methods: hoses, mops, and brushes, with water, soap, and lye. The sailors had no protective clothing. By August 3, Colonel Warren concluded the entire effort was futile and dangerous. The unprotected sailors were stirring up radioactive material and contaminating their skin, clothing, and, presumably, their lungs. When they returned to their support ship living quarters, they contaminated the shower stalls, laundry facilities, and everything they touched. Warren also observed that the radiation safety procedures were not being followed correctly. Fire boats got too close to the target ships they were hosing and drenched their crews with radioactive spray. More than half of the 320 Geiger counters available shorted out and became unavailable. The crews of two target ships, USS Wainwright and USS Carteret, moored far from the detonation site, had moved back on board and become overexposed. Captain L. H. Bibby, commanding officer of the apparently undamaged battleship New York, accused Warren's radsafe monitors of holding their Geiger counters too close to the deck. He wanted to reboard his ship and sail it home.
>The decontamination failure ended plans to outfit some of the target ships for the 1947 Charlie shot and to sail the rest home in triumph. The immediate public relations problem was to avoid any perception that the entire target fleet had been destroyed. On August 6, in anticipation of this development, Blandy had told his staff that ships sunk or destroyed more than 30 days after the Baker shot "will not be considered as sunk by the bomb." By then, public interest in Operation Crossroads was waning, and the reporters had gone home. The failure of decontamination did not make news until the final reports came out a year later.


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what a different time we live in now. towns changing their laws so this man could be allowed to walk a loop through through their territory. a guy clad in leather speaking only in grunts. families leaving food for him outside their homes. something about it is pure and reminds me of a fairytale


It shows a mutual respect between him and the townspeople that is unheard of today. They didn't bother each other, he doesn't seem like he stole or was disruptive, the towns would still sell him supplies and didn't shuttle him off so they would look better for getting rid of a homeless person.


>Ten towns along the Leatherman's route passed ordinances exempting him from the state "tramp law" passed in 1879.

They wouldn't have had to change the law had it not been illegal to begin with. The XIXth century in some western countries might have been the worst in that regard.



how does a person like that become well known, to still be spoken about today? he was a tramp who didn't talk to anyone.


consistency probably. do the same thing 11 times a year, for 30 years, and you have to become well known



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Many such cases. Here's another one:


>A final note—left sometime between 2005 and 2008—was so dismaying, Jerome said, that he decided to fib and announce that no note had been left. He declined to reveal its contents, other than that it was a hint, in hindsight, that an end to the tradition was imminent.
This really pisses me off.


I found this Wikipedia article cool. Really gets the mind thinking.






>On November 11, 2004, it was reported that a number of the inflatables had been stolen from Burger King roofs nationwide.Burger King chief marketing officer Russ Klein said, "As to the motives behind these apparent 'spongenappings', we can only speculate.We did receive one ransom note related to an inflatable SpongeBob disappearance in Minnesota." The chain offered a year's supply of Whopper sandwiches as a reward for information leading to the return of inflatables stolen in November. One was found attached to a railing at the football-field 50-yard line at an Iowa college,and another under a bed in Virginia. A ransom note was found for a third: "We have SpongeBob. Give us 10 Krabby Patties, fries, and milkshakes." Steven Simon and Conrad (C.J.) Mercure Jr. were arrested after stealing an inflatable from a Burger King in St. Mary's County, Maryland.While facing up to 18 months in jail and a $500 fine, Simon and Mercure said they were proud of what they did; Simon said, "Once we got caught by the police, we were like, now we can tell everybody."
>The following year, Burger King took "extra security precautions" in response to the SpongeBob incident, when Stormtroopers from George Lucas' Star Wars guarded the delivery of Star Wars toys to a Burger King in North Hollywood as part of a promotion for Revenge of the Sith (2005).



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One of the most American stories I've read in a while














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We're somewhere inbetween the indefinitely long torture of all humans/sentient life stage right now.




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That was not the definition I expected.



i was listening to a creationist talk about proofs that petrification doesnt take millions of years and they said that there are cases of babies being petrified before theyre even out of the womb, lo and behold its true.






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Someone spent their limited time alive on this earth writing and editing a wiki page for fucking TikTok food trends.



woah, that game's name now makes a lot more sense



Been reading through what I like to call the "Collapse Trilogy" recently:
Simply reading these articles depresses me greatly.



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I like reading about collapses myself and I think you would like to read a prequel to the bronze age collapse and that is the rise and fall of the forefathers of cities, effective, organized agriculture and writing: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumer
They appear, invent writing, invent everything and at some point collapse and disappear like tears in the rain. Reading history is a really humbling experience and it helps comes into terms with death, pain and the follies of humanity. If you like the Sumerians, the entire Mesopotamia region is a long tale of rising splendor and inevitable decline and ruins. History has one lesson only. Nothing lasts forever. Everything will be ruins sooner or later. Other will come and build ruins of their own until the sun itself fades and dies, swallowing everything, in one last roar.




I discovered today a real life arch-witch







Not an article per-say, but I check this so I don't have to read anything a journalist thinks, as I've become increasingly convinced that they (every single one) are HIV positive niggerfaggots


I had a great uncle who heard H.G. Well's War of the World's radio broadcast. He was one of the ones who thought it was real, and was hiding underneath his bed with a loaded rifle the entire day.


i am skeptical, wasn't the so-called panic exagerated?


It was. My great uncle was–if stories about him about true–somewhat of an idiot.


This perfectly describes what i am feeling right now



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I've been trawling through https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_old-time_radio_programs looking up forgotten radio dramas, trying to find something interesting. Fortunately, a lot of the IP has been essentially abandoned on these, making them easy to find on Youtube/etc..

As a sidenote, how @#$!ing large was Pepsodent's marketing budget?!


Do you keep a list of the wikipedia articles you have read? If so how? I think it's like seeing a book you have read on a shelf and being reminded of the memories/contents. I don't like that what I read on wikipedia is simply ctrl + w'ed


Just like any other website I'd bookmark it. But I don't treat wiki articles special


>But I don't treat wiki articles special
That make sense, I probably shouldn't have anxiety about this


where are your backups and if they follow 321 is more important than what bookmark tagging system u use, imho



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Artist or full image please?, Galko lack fanarts since his author was find guilty of we know what.



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Amharic Wikipedia is fucking wild. Loads of articles talk about The New World Order.






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I've already heard about this stuff before, anon, but the most surprising thing about this article is:
>A dried section of the Whitechapel fatberg, on display at the Museum of London
Imagine going to the Museum of London, one of the most prestigious museums in the world, thinking you're going to learn about maybe dinosaurs or the ancient Egyptians, only to instead find an exhibit about literal shit.





Normies are very proud about bodily functions.
They like to continuously emphasize how animalistic they are under the veil of civilization.


it's not shit. it's like concrete, rock hard toilet paper and baby wipe masses


dumb larper took a pic of his own scrawlings lol.



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Recently I finished reading the Old Testament (to be honest I skipped Song of Songs and the Book of Proverbs) and I was amazed how evil God is in those books. I know this is nothing new and I kind of knew myself but you don't know the extent of God's atrocities until you read every page by yourself. Anyway that stuff is really interesting but it really made me realize how distant the New Testament God is from the Old one. It got me thinking how in the hell the early Christians even dealt with the fact God himself had to be completely reformulated in between books. It's like they changed the main character 3/4 through the movie and hoped nobody would notice. It's quite amazing.

I went looking and that's how I found many early Christians who did notice the swap and couldn't cope with it, or rather, they invented a bunch of theological mechanisms in order to make it work. Here's one such example, Marcion of Sinope, an important theologian from the Patristic age who basically proposed Jesus's Father and Yahweh, the national God of Israel, are completely different entities. Yahweh is just a Demiurge that at some point built the world and vanishes around the time Jesus shows up. Well, the problem of doing that is that you need the OT in order to "legalize" Jesus' divine nature through the fulfillment of prophecies, all found of course in the OT. This is really fascinating stuff.



Why am is my perspective the "live" one?


I didn't know ghosts posted here



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I just don't understand the mechanism that makes "my" consciousness the first person perspective. What's special about me? Nothing, really. Of course, everyone else could say the same thing for themselves, but…


I agree %100 with you , there are so many things are fucked in ot and theology of it completely different than nt. I really don’t understand how they made a religion from those 2 books is unbelieveble . I also like Marcion of Sinope a lot.


If you're an orthodox jew you can find yourself one of those and go through life studying a book your entire life while someone else foot the bills.


No wonder the jews are so strong, they genuinely build their communities


square quotes on "me"


Whatever faculties moved your hands to write this post are the mechanism by which your first person experience comes. Nothing needs to be special about you, as consciousness is nothing special either.



thanks for reminding me im gonna rewatch it


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bah, those selfish bastards, stealing energy from young succubi. A true wiz studies instead how to bring energy back to dead succubi, eventualy creating an army of undead to invade hell itself.



That’s awesome. I love mineralogy.






the indoor plant commonly known as 'pothos'. has a disorder that prevents it from growing male/female parts and is incapable of flowering. so it's kind of like a permanent juvenile plant in a way






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what do you guys think about the wikipedia ui change? i actually dont mind it

the fixed/floating table of contents to the side was a staple for old internet sites, and the offline personal wiki/journal thing i use zimwiki also has this. i think the indicator for what section of the TOC you are on should be more visible, right now it just turns bold

the other complain i see is the huge whitespace… but these same idiots complaining probably use twitter and that shit uses like 10% of my fucking screen width for actual content

scaling seems to zoom the entire website instead of just the text. wikipedia is very conservative and this is not bad. this is probably one of the only changes in years regarding website/software that i don't at all mind


it's ugly, i hate it, i keep thinking i'm on the mobile site

>wikipedia is very conservative

check the race and IQ page then


It's just a waste of space, they already have the mobile subdomain why did they have to ruin the desktop version. You can go back to the previous version on your account but that would require logging in everywhere.


He means conservative as in averse to change, not politically.
As to the new design, while the idea of having the contents on the side is not bad, the whole look is horrible and reminiscent of the disgusting mobile version of the site (which may be alright on mobiles, I wouldn't know, but I hate getting linked to it when I'm on a PC). It just feels incomplete, I guess. Too empty? The wide margins remind me of a Word document, doesn't feel like a website.


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You should write a greasemonkey script that always appends your chosen theme to the URL Params. Three lines tops




ok the experiments where evil and all but where can I read about the results?




>Hitobashira was practised formerly in Japan as a form of human sacrifice.
>A person was buried alive under or near large-scale buildings like dams, bridges and castles, as a prayer to Shinto gods.




dunno how i never knew about this. apparently there are entire books on subjects. it's like wikipedia but on steroids


Most books I was interested in aren't complete





i found out about wikibooks searching for info on yayoi architecture, this one is pretty dope







Right off the bat:

>Alpha male and beta male, or simply put alpha and beta, are pseudoscientific terms

Thanks, wikipedia!


That's one of the reasons why Jews don't agree with cristians in their interpretation of the Bible.


Southern Secret Society whose members had the power fantasy of building their own country where they can whip their slaves all day.

USA treating impoverished countries as labrats camps since the late first half of the past century.

Proposed Canal route that predates Panama and led to one of the most pathetics case of ghosting and cope in the history of the region. Local goverment never accepted officially that the project was a failure.


There's a whole curious school of thought that the jewish verison of god comes out of some odd amalgamation from sumeria and possibly egypt and stuff like that. Regardless, the whole idea behind Christianity is that things got so fucked up that God had to send his son down to earth for a bit as the mossiah to reset everything and lay down the new law. So in some sense it doesn't really matter what the original jews believed in or to what degree it had been taken over by babylonian talmudism and khabbalah magic.


>USA treating impoverished countries as labrats camps since the late first half of the past century.
I've been seeing a shitton of imperialist history videos/links/etc. recently (Operation Condor, Gladio, Charlie, Belgian Congo, what you posted, Trail of Tears, slave trade, Holocaust, Rape of Nanking, Holodomor, etc.). So many that I'm starting to wonder if the point is to just desensitize the population to that sort of history and just make it so they don't care about it anymore and blow it off altogether.

One tragic genocide can make a population feel guilty. A hundred and they'll just start to think, "Yeah, yeah, we're evil, whatever," and it's just a statistic.


Or maybe conflict and cruelty are simply ingrained into human nature and thinking we are somehow above it is foolishness.


I don't need a genocide to know man is depraved.



A lot of those things also have a rooting in psychological warfare. If you know something about classical conditioning and operant conditioning, then it starts to make a lot more sense why the powers that be tend to fall into these similar patterns of oppression even if they might not understand them in a more academic fashion.

Then you can go on to realize that the modern schooling system is also based on these same methods, and would more correctly be called brainwashing than teaching.


The point I was trying to make was that I think there's a psyop going on right now to make imperialism acceptable. By just flooding the space out there with these historical episodes, nobody will care about them.


Atrocities existed far before notions of imperialism


Yes…and? What did you think I said, and what are you saying?


You’re saying these things are publicized to desensitize people, and I’m saying that it’s just actual history. There’s no agenda, it’s reality.


No, I mean recently a bunch of algos are pushing all of these all at once, and making everyone talk about them all the goddam time.

There are also OTHER things that happened in history other than atrocities.





What the hell? What's the reason for this mechanism? I'm guessing by freezing the plant, they destroy the plant's immune system, and are therefore able to attack the plant themselves?


There are communities of bacteria that live on ice flowers in the arctic. Maybe they use those proteins to help build their homes.


I wonder how this bacteria would compare to other cloud seeding methods.

Also, from your link:
>On Sept. 2, 2009, a University of Washington biology team sailing back from the North Pole encountered these little flowery things growing on the frozen sea "like a meadow spreading off in all directions. Every available surface was covered with them." When allowed to melt, the one to two milliliters of water recovered was found to hold about a million bacteria…the team is eager to discover what the bacteria living in the frost flowers are doing.



Normies thinking they’re special for having normie opinions
started seeing this literally everywhere after I first read about this
the literally me effect
if you wanna lose all faith in the justice system
as Scott Alexander put it:
> psychotherapies work by having a charismatic, caring person listen to your problems and then do ritualistic psychotherapy-sounding things to you, but not by any of the exercises or theories of the specific therapy itself.
On why our shit genes haven’t been filtered from the gene pool yet


Reminds me of the whole concept of "Luxury Beliefs."
I'm actually very surprised that "Luxury Beliefs" doesn't have a Wikipedia article yet.
>Evolutionary approaches to depression
I hate how often I read "evolutionary approach to X," (*) walk away thinking, "My god, all of X makes SENSE now," and then it feels like the entire scientific community comes out of the woodwork to say that it's not true, it's not a viable option, don't even THINK about that theory, NOTHING TO SEE HERE. It feels like something everyone knows is true, acts like it's true, but has to play this signaling game that they don't believe in it.
(*) I think it's called "sociobiology" nowadays.
…anti-sociobiology is a luxury belief, maybe?


Among the accusations were, as summarized by Rabinowitz from court records, Amirault

had plunged a wide-blade butcher knife into the rectum of a 4-year-old boy, which he then had trouble removing. When a teacher in the school saw him in action with the knife, she asked him what he was doing, and then told him not to do it again, a child said. On this testimony, Gerald was convicted of a rape which had, miraculously, left no mark or other injury.



These articles on Luxury Beliefs (both the Medium article and the NY Post article linked within it) seem to me somewhat sloppy, in that they mix different things together.
-One of these seem to be "this idea is costly, but I can bear that cost" such as "you should only eat expensive organic food".
-Another one would be "this idea, if implemented, would affect other people but not me, so I have no problem supporting it" like "Abolish the police, crime won't be a problem afterwards because that's what my expensive private security is there for". While that example is about a rich person not suffering the consequences that the rest of society would suffer, there are examples which are not that related to wealth, for example wanting to ban the sale of non-electric cars while living in a warm or temperate climate, when electric cars perform very poorly in the cold. But if you don't live in a cold place you have no reason to care, regardless of how wealthy or not you are.
-The third one is just plain hypocrisy. The succubus saying that non-monogamy is just as good as monogamy, or that monogamy is actually harmful, while fully intending to stay monogamous, she's just plain being a hypocrite. Same with the private jet types lecturing the poors about how they should take the bus to work instead of driving, we need to save the environment! This also doesn't rely necessarily on wealth, I could easily lecture people on how vegan diets are the only ethical diets and then go have a nice, medium-rare steak.

These categories could be summarized as "costly, but I can deal with it", "costly, but for somebody else" and "costly, but I'm only going to pay lip service to it, not actually do the thing". The first one and sometimes the second one really are luxury beliefs, in my opinion.

The depression article makes a lot of sense, specially the parts that boil down to "the group is just barely tolerating you, they might kill you or kick you out soon, shut up and stay quiet in a corner, the less they see you the better" and the learned helplessness "stop trying to do X, you can't do X, give it up and stop pointlessly wasting your energy on it".

Evolutionary psychology has the problem that it's pretty much all trying to guess why some behaviour evolved, which is then effectively impossible to prove beyond "well, it seems to me like it makes sense…" Of course, pretty much all of sociology and psychology is just made up, but evo-psych is more fashionable a target.
As to anti-sociobiology being a luxury belief, it seems that the fundamental premise of luxury beliefs is that they attack useful beliefs. Only if sociobiology is useful, not correct or incorrect, but useful, would it be a luxury belief to disdain it. The main opposition to sociobiology seems to be ideological, since it can sometimes lead to conclusions that go against the political orthodoxy of mid-20th century onward (nature over nurture, differences between the sexes being innate, etc). Anti-sociobiology seems like a luxury belief in the second sense (of the ones I mentioned earlier in this post), in that the establishment likes it because it won't bear its consequences. On the other hand it seems to actively benefit them, while luxury beliefs are supposed to be harmful in general but less so (or not so) to the ones spouting them. In that regard it doesn't act as a luxury belief. I don't think that a king thinking that monarchy is a good form of government would count as a luxury belief, self-interest of the wealthy and powerful alone doesn't make something a luxury belief.


>seem to me somewhat sloppy, in that they mix different things together.
>-One of these seem to be "this idea is costly, but I can bear that cost" such as "you should only eat expensive organic food".
I think this is what is traditionally known as luxury goods/services/Veblen goods.
>-The third one is just plain hypocrisy. The succubus saying that non-monogamy is just as good as monogamy, or that monogamy is actually harmful, while fully intending to stay monogamous, she's just plain being a hypocrite. Same with the private jet types lecturing the poors about how they should take the bus to work instead of driving, we need to save the environment! This also doesn't rely necessarily on wealth, I could easily lecture people on how vegan diets are the only ethical diets and then go have a nice, medium-rare steak.
Regarding your third point here, what if it's not hypocrisy, but psychopathy? The rich person endorses these ideas so that it maintains an entrenched, impoverished class below them. The rich endorse non-monogamy because single-parent households create a vast ocean of poor people that you can easily keep on top of. They endorse veganism so they end up having the nutrition and cheaper meat. They endorse not owning a car because all the plebs trying to copy them reduce their labor mobility and thereby lower their wages.


>I think this is what is traditionally known as luxury goods/services/Veblen goods.
Sorry, you noted that. I forgot to delete this from my response.


I want to make a minor amend to this, both the first and second types should be considered luxury beliefs regardless of whether the cost is financial or not. In the electric car example, we could simply consider that the speaker has the luxury of not having to deal with cold weather. Similarly, we can find non-financial examples of the first type, if we both have similar levels of wealth, but I have a lot of free time that you don't, me claiming that we should both dedicate a lot of time to something (be it volunteering to help the needy, reading a lot of books, traveling, etc.) could be a luxury belief, since I have the luxury of having ample free time for that while you don't.

It's nice that you bring Veblen goods up though, they aren't mentioned in the articles but are a great comparison. Veblen goods are desired because of their high cost, because they can be used to display wealth "I can afford a Lamborghini, I'm THAT rich". Luxury beliefs work in the same way, "I can afford to have this ridiculous belief, I'm THAT removed from/resilient to its consequences".

As to the psychopathy, that could well be. I don't think it even needs to be motivated by economic self-interest, some people want to screw others over for the sake of it.



not if the north korea nuke them first


They already have taken over, and what they've decided to do is similar to South Korea "Sampo Generation."


>china took over a country under american occupation
>china then implemented the same social policies as south korea (another country under american occupation)
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I read this here, made a thread about it on /int/, then forgot about your post and just made a post about it again on /dep/.

I have such deep brainrot


>make a post asking for info on something
>get no response and forget about it
>months pass and i read a little on it somehow
>eventually see my old post and reply with the information i was originally asking
>forget about this also
yeah i am kinda retarded too





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Learned a new word today from a book I was reading.


that seems to be one of many words i read and never understood, but continude reading nonetheless assuming it meant something else. i thought it was just another word for like a religious person, monk, etc. cool


German article is more thourough in case there’s krauts around here. also mentions how the guy was apparently a succubi magnet and narrowly escaped persection a number of times due to judges or attorneys he had fucked before tipping him off lmao




those boxy backpacks little kids wear in japan.


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do you guys have wikipedia saved to your computer?

i have it saved to a disc


you download zim files and use this program^ to open them



>Typically randoseru from department stores or traditional workshops will be priced in the region of 55,000–70,000 yen, with some models (particularly those branded with logos) reaching over 100,000 yen.


>The bag's materials and workmanship are designed to allow the backpack to endure the child's entire elementary education (six years).


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based southern japan full of life


any normal backpack can last that long


yes, but do people expect their brats to keep them that long, that is another question. and i guess they are produced locally and not in some sweatshop in bangladesh but maybe i'm being naive


55k Yen in today's USD is $671.34 . Even if it is high quality and locally made and long lasting, you don't think you could find something maybe even half that price?

I feel like I better understand that scene with Tohru complaining about the schools colluding with manufacturers.
Still below replacement, though.


>you don't think you could find something maybe even half that price?
Sure, either secondhand or inherited. We don't need to speculate though, as figures for sales of new backpacks will exist if anywiz wants to find them

Normal is relative to the extent satchels are more commonly part of the uniform in some countries (presumably because backpacks mark shoulder pads and crease clothes)


>Still below replacement, though.
no it isn't. the japanese are elves, their babies are immune to disease, their elderly live forever. whatever number you think is the replacement level is really some made up bullshit by the united nations


do you into math?


I don't know if you're trolling or if you shop exclusively through SkyMall.



I don't like to pull on that thread as it's both too complex (how utility/value/circumstance/culture interact through commodities) and off-topic. We can talk about it if you want but be warned: I probably agree with you


the us average is like 1.6 or something low

jap babies survive better and the people live longer. if all of japan had fertility rates like the south, theyd be fine


It is mathematically impossible to sustain an even population with a birth rate lower than 2.


you can breed 1000 females and 1 male and with a fertility rate higher than 1, you are basically net positive. the male portion of fertility rate (basically half) can effectively be ignored completely


>you can breed 1000 females
I… I can? Are you giving me permission?


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Hi, I'm new. Seems there is truth to the dead-web theory. On 4Chan they repurposed one of my own Original posts in which I was the OP of. I didn't understand what Dead-Web or Dead-Internet Theory meant until I saw a Why-File episode with its host and heckle fish. so it's true that perhaps click-farming from china is a business where you can hire them for a small amount and then they will popularize your videos with fake "Original Post" from various proxy world wide in the tens of thousand to get your video jump started? I wish I knew this in advance, I dont like to cheat but some of my original video pods on Youtube never got much views. best one I got was 60k in a month of a fake UFO video I created with 3D Studio Max but then it suddenly died off.


Birth rate is already calculated as childern/female


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much of the world wide web is managed by bots.
in there lies a lucrative market, to influence massive amounts of people to buy your product is quite tempting for the big players.

that's why i have no social media account, limit my youtube usage to music or documentaries only, and use twitch only when i am feeding myself.
few places feel human anymore, as people themselves are acting like bots.


I am reminded of how the ancients thought cities reached an "ideal" size at around 50k pop.
I think there is a similar principal on the internet. You need to visit websites that are just popular enough to have activity, but not popular enough to be noticed or for it to be economical to sick AI on them. I think because of this that search engines like millionshort will be more and more useful in the coming future.


QRI is an amazing grift "i am gonna take drugs for science and it will tell us about consciousness" fuck hippies


they want all the asians to kill each other


that is the most poorly written wikipedia article i've seen in a while

it took so fucking long to even understand what the hell the article is about

"The visual feature binding problem refers to the question of why we do not confuse a red circle and a blue square with a blue circle and a red square."

and even then, i have no idea why this is even important or worthy of an article. what the hell


This has got to be the funniest article I've ever read.


I knew about the famous McD case, but had no idea this was a whole trend and hobby going back to the 90s





sounds like a plot of nasty japanese porn





you cant do cool things like that anymore





https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seikan_Tunnel_Tappi_Shak%C5%8D_Line can someone explain me this one, I don't get it





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An Amazonian tribe that sting themselves with bullet ants as a rite of passage:


My subselection:
Seems apropos to this chan.
I like reading about color perception stuff.
Because the picture is great.
Has me thinking about writing everything using IPA.


>first link
This is one of those things I think everyone implicitly knows but couldn’t prove until research came along.



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I remember reading this article in my late teens to check if that was actually a real thing. There was only one documentary about it back then and I always hoped to see someone actually trying to do it.



A heroin dealer argued that he should be able to receive a tax deduction because of money stolen in a drug deal.

He won the case.


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Flâneur (French: [flɑnœʁ]) is a French noun referring to a person, literally meaning "stroller", "lounger", "saunterer", or "loafer", but with some nuanced additional meanings (including as a loanword into English). Flânerie is the act of strolling, with all of its accompanying associations. A near-synonym of the noun is boulevardier. Traditionally depicted as male, a flâneur is an ambivalent figure of urban affluence and modernity, representing the ability to wander detached from society with no other purpose than to be an acute observer of industrialized, contemporary life.


Imagine hating people who go out for walks this much.


what do you mean? there are tons of flaneur characters in old books, i never got the impression that it was hated then or now


So if flâneur is a walker is fláneuse just to walk?



The virgin urbanite Flâneur vs the chad rural Wanderer




cocaine, can't make this shit up




The scale of how big this issue is didn't really hit me until recently.



Thank you, ancestors.



I'd be surprised if that article survived the notability check (ngl I'm still kinda butthurt that Henderson blocked me on Twitter)


Yeah pretty sure its just a list of things Rob doesn't like

> That individual decisions don’t matter compared to random social forces or luck.[1]

Numerous studies have shown poor people believe that more than rich people. That is just a belief Rob doesn't like. Not a luxury belief.


>Numerous studies have shown poor people believe that more than rich people.
…did you mean that the other way? Because according to the article:
>confer status on the wealthy, but are not fully embraced or practiced by them
>These 'luxury beliefs' convey status for the rich at low costs, while maintaining a social heirarchy because those in lower classes will act out these beliefs, causing them to stay poor
So…it makes sense that poor people would believe it more than rich people. At least according to the theory.



well in the article its sourced from, rob says that these beliefs are more common among the elite, and then trickle down to the poor to some extent.

>Another luxury belief is that religion is irrational or harmful. Members of the upper class are most likely to be atheists or non-religious. But they have the resources and access to thrive without the unifying social edifice of religion.


O.k., I'm getting confused. Because that's saying it too, right? Let me back up here. Is the thesis:
>Rich person SAYS they believe A.
>Rich person doesn't actually believe A.
>Rich person doesn't act out A.
>Poor person HEARS rich person say they believe A.
>Poor person starts ACTUALLY believing A.
>Poor person acts out A.
>Rich person benefits, poor person is fucked.

Or is it:
>Rich person ACTUALLY believes A.
>Rich person can act out A no prob because they're rich.
>Poor person HEARS rich person say they believe A.
>Poor person starts ACTUALLY believing A.
>Poor person acts out A.
>Rich person benefits, poor person is fucked.


Definitely more B. Its rich liberal elites are stupid, and their impractical ideas hurt poor people more. Not a deliberate cynical conspiracy to keep the bourgeoisie in power.

idk the guy who wrote the wiki can't even spell heirarchy right.


the other option: rich person actually believes A but doesn't act it out because double speak is ingrained in them from birth

poor person believes A and acts it out to their detriment


the middle class believes and repeats whatever the rich pay for thinktanks/media to spread in order to secure a job.
It's pretty clearly a combination of the two with the first being more prominent the higher you get into the echelons of power where they create narratives. Information control is about power and money, they've been doing this for a very long time


I mean I think the Atheism example makes it as explicitly clear as you can ask for, rich people are more likely to be atheists, but poor people need God more.


You can change the format back to the original one in settings.


> The wide margins remind me of a Word document, doesn't feel like a website.

I love wide margins, want every inch of my screen used for text. I edited the css myself for the years before the changed it back.


wide margins means less text on screen. margin is the empty space surrounding the content


well all I know is there used to be sidebars in the normal version, but since the update that makes it more like mobile the text covers the whole screen left to right.


I've been saving wikipedia links for a long time, always thinking that maybe at some point I might actually read them but it hasn't happened yet.





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I'm filled to the bone with slave morality. But ironically spending a lot of time on chans has taught me some Nietzschean lessons. Like I romanticized loser nerds as good people shut down by a cruel world. But seeing how boards created for anime culture, the losers of the losers back in high school, created all these 4chan sadists with an intense will to power and sadism worse than a jock. It taught me that the weeb nerds have a cruel will to power even worse than the natural lions of the jocks.


Disgusted at how i'm a slave at my core.


I mean pretty much all of christian and secular morality is slave morality, everything called master morality is what western culture has called immorality. at which point why even hang onto the emotional attachment to the word morality. just celebrate that there is no morality.

after all master morality is in no position to tell anyone who physically defeats it, that it is immoral



Scully did nothing wrong. Free Peter Scully NOW! The baby in Daisy's Destruction deserved what it got! Age of consent should be 0!


Ah, I see a fellow Peter Scully fan.

Scullify any infants recently? Or "Scull fuck."


Do I have a master morality if I want to watch those videos



jesus christ, dont click that link. was not expecting that


i'd love to see a movie about this. crazy how that guy got 5 years in prison and all this chaos happened just so some guy could jerk off, and he got away with it. and that succubus who got raped got a million bucks out of it.




>Look at this coal power plant.
>Man, this burning of coal makes soooo much fire and heat and flames.
>How can we slough off the heat from this turbine with all of this FIRE around?
>The turbine will have problems with all of this heat.
>Sooo much heat and fire.
>How can we deal with it?
>Oh, I know!
>Let's one of the most flammable substances known to man as a coolant!

Man, 1860-1939 was a fucking magical time.


People don't just do shit for no reason, did you even read the page?
The use of gaseous hydrogen as a coolant is based on its properties, namely low density, high specific heat, and the highest thermal conductivity (at 0.168 W/(m·K)) of all gases; it is 7 to 10 times better at cooling than air.[3] Another advantage of hydrogen is its easy detection by hydrogen sensors. A hydrogen-cooled generator can be significantly smaller, and therefore less expensive, than an air-cooled one


Yes, I am aware. I'm amazed at the tech. I am not calling it out or calling it stupid. I am expressing an emotion known as wonder.

The last naval ship to engage in naval bombardment.



lesson learned from the recent poster in this thread: don't click articles of people's names


>The individual crystals of montmorillonite clay are not tightly bound hence water can intervene, causing the clay to swell, hence montmorillonite is a characteristic component of swelling soil.
I found this interesting. Seems useful as a desiccant.

I bet you he's the same guy who keeps trying to spam cp in an effort to discredit the board. Seems like a bad actor overall.



Since we're posting criminals I decided ; Why not demonstrate why Geenieboppers are less than SHIT?!?! Albert Einstein was a fucking anti human devourer of lives ; Richard Feynman too. None other than GEENIEBOPPERS developed nuclear weapons, killing more people than the worst genocides in history and condemning humanity. GENIUSES SHOULD BE KILLED IMMEDIATELY ; We need Equity and Intelligence Heritability Reduction. Geniuses are the killers, rapists and Landstalkers - Gangstalkers - Child Devourers. Reduce - Reuse - Recycle - Use geniuses as fertilizer ; Disembowel them and remove food from a Geeniebopper's stomach ; Burn them alive with gasoline ; Torture them with lobotomies.


Kill everyone with a PhD.



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Evaporative and radiative cooling concepts taken to their optimal levels. It seems straightforward, but between the conical construction, chimney, wall placements, windcatchers, aqueducts, and the vast caverns underneath them, they're quite amazing.



WTF are you talking about? No Geniuses, no internet, no tech. That's the only thing that makes this shitty life tolerable. Fuck off.




Simply another misunderstood and wholesome hero.



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