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Bernd 06/13/2019 (Thu) 16:26:01 [Preview] No. 27190 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Wall papers thread?
Please post some pleasant wall papers.
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Bernd 04/01/2020 (Wed) 05:43:24 [Preview] No.35597 del
Something like that.

Bernd 04/26/2020 (Sun) 14:52:06 [Preview] No.36297 del
These are the ones I downloaded when I got the Mechanicus game. I have plenty of wh40k wallpapers on my other computer but I'm too lazy to get them.

Bernd 04/26/2020 (Sun) 15:04:37 [Preview] No.36300 del
now that I got fantasy one

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Bernd 11/15/2019 (Fri) 00:42:35 [Preview] No. 32067 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Wearing a suit to a job interview is a big no no here in the Netherlands. The management and HR will mock you.
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Bernd 11/21/2019 (Thu) 13:01:23 [Preview] No.32536 del
Also, you can welcome the return of the Danish flag now.
No need to be confused between France and Netherlands anymore.

Bernd 11/21/2019 (Thu) 17:44:07 [Preview] No.32543 del
I simply assumed all French posts are yours. And then wondered at each if it would fit to your postings.

Bernd 11/21/2019 (Thu) 19:14:12 [Preview] No.32546 del
Nah, there was another "French" Bernd who apparently also had a Ukrainian ball.

Bernd 04/24/2020 (Fri) 07:54:24 [Preview] No.36207 del
Have fun getting hired even into a back office of a self-respecting bank without a suit or at least a business casual attire.

Bernd 04/26/2020 (Sun) 15:08:34 [Preview] No.36301 del
Who wants to work as a Banker?
<What rhymes with Banker?

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Does Probability Exist? Bernd 04/25/2020 (Sat) 06:01:43 [Preview] No. 36234 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Please, help me. After trying too hard to think, I've come to a conclusion that there is no probability.

Lets start with saying that there are events in the universe we dwell in.

An event could be something along the lines of "two galaxies colliding", "a man lighting a cigarette at 3.14PM on the platform 7 in the Paddington station on the 1st of May 2020", "a quark is observed in an experimental quantum computer by a group of scientists examining whether or not the computer works", and so on. I think you get the picture.

We also know that either the universe is deterministic or it isn't. If the universe oscillates randomly between being deterministic or not, then it isn't deterministic.

If the universe is deterministic, each event either happens or it doesn't. Given sufficient knowledge, it can be known for any future event whether it happens or not. Saying an event is probable is equal to saying "I don't know enough."

If the universe isn't deterministic, each event may or may not happen. There is no fact of the matter for any event until it has happened. Saying an event is probable is just a confused way of saying "I have no idea whether or not a particular event happens, but I'm inclined towards liking the idea of saying something about it anyway and shall now proceed by claiming the event probable with the probability P.”

Either way, an event is not probable. In a deterministic universe it's at least in principle possible to know whether an event happens or not. In a non-deterministic universe it's just anyone's guess whether or not an event happens.

At best probability is then something like "an event seems probable to a person who lacks sufficient knowledge and/or is deluded enough to think his knowledge allows him to make reliable guesses of future events when in fact his guesses will be correct only 50% of the time given a sufficient number of guess-event pairs".

I'm not especially satisfied with my thinking how. What and how did I think wrong?
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Bernd 04/25/2020 (Sat) 16:19:23 [Preview] No.36256 del
I think your problem is also epistemological. Can we gain true knowledge, can we learn in any way The Truth, can we know everything?

Bernd 04/25/2020 (Sat) 16:51:18 [Preview] No.36257 del
Computers are deterministic too. Every single program, action, or instance of (use of a computer) has been determined.
So, everything is deterministic. Because God is omniscient (knowing everything), nothing is "probable" as God knows what exactly will happen. For us, some things are probable because we don't know everything, we are just men.
Only through a weak worldview can "probability" exist.

Bernd 04/25/2020 (Sat) 17:27:17 [Preview] No.36260 del
>Computers are deterministic too.
Ofc. That's what I wrote. Determinism have to exist since computers are deterministic. And since determinism exists computers can exist. If there wasn't determinism, computers couldn't work. One of their main property is that they are deterministic.

Bernd 04/26/2020 (Sun) 06:19:26 [Preview] No.36276 del

Well, kind of. But I'd like to rule out the epistemological side of the problem by simply claiming that the universe is either deterministic or it isn't regardless of whether someone knows that, is able to know that, or not.

Bernd 04/26/2020 (Sun) 06:37:39 [Preview] No.36278 del
I meant...
On one hand if you could acquire knowledge so deep to use it in the predictoin of the outcome of a dice roll.
On the other with such knowledge a dice could be made so perfect (and a surface to roll on, etc.) that the outcome of the roll couldn't be predicted with any kind of knowledge.
Yeah it's the unmovable object, unstoppable force, etc paradox.

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Co󠠭ro󠠭navirus thread Bernd 02/24/2020 (Mon) 02:42:47 [Preview] No. 34603 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
May as well make o󠠭ne here since the servers o󠠭n vierkanal get shutdo󠠭wn so󠠭metimes
Latest develo󠠭pments have included:
>150 infected in Italy
>200 infected in Wo󠠭rst Ko󠠭rea, so󠠭me cultists fro󠠭m there (20) went to󠠭 Israel and spread it there
>100 in Iran, mo󠠭re abrupt cases o󠠭f death there (aro󠠭und 20)
In o󠠭ther news, China claims everything go󠠭es dandy, but things may be different. Russia as always is managing things better clo󠠭sing the chinese bo󠠭rder and raiding the chinese that are living there.
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Yay! I can post again! Bernd 04/27/2020 (Mon) 08:44:13 [Preview] No.36313 del
I had an interesting thought. Now countries seem to be getting their shit together and managing better, except UK who can't even get masks to doctors, things are calming down lots and looking like they might start going back to 'normal.' Basically they have managed to slow the spread very well. However, we have seen animals catching the virus but it's not a big deal because we don't eat them and have little contact with their faeces. What if this thing spreads into livestock? I have found NO RESEARCH DONE or testing livestock for the virus. If this thing spreads to livestock, we can't eat them, imagine how bad this would rape the economy. A functioning agricultural sector is vital to the economy. Imagine the spread if this thing gets into the meat!

Bernd 05/01/2020 (Fri) 03:06:10 [Preview] No.36410 del
So Australia has talked of opening an enquiry into the Covid-19 virus and it's caused and management. This has angered the Chinese government quite a lot and they are now openly threatening us with economic action. The Chinese ambassador said 'Maybe also the ordinary people will say, why should we drink Australian wine or eat Australian beef?. I don;t think they have anything serious to hide, just poor management perhaps, but still. It's worrying that they are openly threatening us like that.

Bernd 05/04/2020 (Mon) 15:23:14 [Preview] No.36529 del
>thread got to autosage when public interest had died
oddly fitting

Bernd 05/10/2020 (Sun) 08:52:08 [Preview] No.36631 del
good fuck denmark

Bernd 05/11/2020 (Mon) 12:14:53 [Preview] No.36666 del
the dane is horrible at explaining stuff but to anyone interested just read some stuff antoine bechamp wrote. pasteur was a absolute faggot

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China thread Bernd 04/19/2020 (Sun) 08:45:55 [Preview] No. 36032 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
I'm not an expert on China at all, so half of statements here are assumptions, but I'll try to start.

First the official story about how China became economic powerhouse and pretended to world leadership.

After Mao period with hardcore stalinism and local craziness like Cultural Revolution with destruction of everything or killing sparrows because they are pests, China was in pretty bad economical condition. Government even had no proper statistics about economics, local government official were corrupted and selfish as always, there were food shortage and overall goods deficit - typical for planned economies.

Deng Xiaoping and his political group took control of Communist party, replacing old Mao faction, and started to do economic reforms, program called "reforms and openness". First they took agricultural sector. In 1978-1984 government replaced communes and brigades in agriculture with formally private plots of lands for families and local collectives.

In all parts of economics there was process of decentralization, local management got more freedom, private-like enterprises were allowed in some form. There still was a planned process with mix of fixed and market prices, different types of control from state and other thing, but overall economy moved from planned socialism to state capitalism. Foreign investment was supported, free economic zones were created.

Economy became more market in 1990, when system slowly transformed from plan-market mix to market with heavy government control, without noticeable plan part. Even typical capitalist traits are emerged, like income inequality and liquidation of inefficient, but important factories (that is always a heavy hit to local population).

Yet growth was tremendous. China transformed from mostly agrarian state with ruined economy to industrial and scientific leader. While in 80-90s it was just an outsourcing that was loved by everyone by cheap labor and low bureaucratic restrictions, now it is independent and self-sufficient country that actually competes with "old leaders" even in innovation. And even considering income inequality and some social problems, average Chinese now lives much better than in past. It is hard to compare average numbers like GDP per capita or wage, because China is too large, but there are plenty of places where average wage is already about 1000$. Different sources say that population already have income comparable with EU periphery.


Actually, it would be better to see someone with Chinese background to discuss this, because China is pretty "closed" to outsiders, but has large amount of historical materials and cultural things that we don't know.
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Bernd 04/23/2020 (Thu) 21:11:26 [Preview] No.36200 del
You may want to read what's said elsewhere in this thread about Chinese collectivism.

Bernd 04/23/2020 (Thu) 21:28:32 [Preview] No.36203 del
>t. FSB
>Nod really. Chinese emperor Daoguang Emperor or Prince Zhi of the First Rank 智親王 decided to ban opium around 1729 because it was harming his citizens and was embarrassing him seeing people of the royal court being addicted to it. England then decided to invade since Opium was around 20 percent of the British Empire's revenue at that time. It wasn't just because they wouldn't trade with India. They traded with multiple countries. They just decided that they wanted to be a healthy society instead. You can read it all here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium#Prohibition_and_conflict_in_China
The emperor declined to buy from India before the opium trade started, but the royal court was addicted to Indian opium. It was both for health reasons and for opposing the British.
>But dude that was done by rebels. They only supported the Boxers because they lost so much freedom and strength as a nation after they lost the 2nd Opium war. They were popular because the Chinese thought they could get rid of "Western imperialism". Now, I don't agree with them at all, but that's just what I gathered researching the subject.
It was Han Chinese rebels, many of whom were within the government.
>That was done as a reaction to the incompetence and general hatred they had for the ruling class at that time
But the Wuchang rebellion came from within the ruling class.
>They've been invaded and have had their rulers assimilate themselves dozens of times though. Nothing out of the usual actually
The Manchu emperors weren't really assimilated though. They wore Manchu dress, literally enforced a Manchu hairstyle among Han Chinese, had Manchu titles, considered themselves Manchu, even the royalist battle in Peking during the Wuchang rebellion was called the "Manchu restoration". There were massive massacres of Manchus by Han Chinese and Hui Muslims after the Wuchang rebellion.
Again, the Qing dynasty was basically a Manchu empire that ruled China, Mongolia, Xinjiang and Tibet.
>literal medieval gear
The Ming dynasty used breechloaders in the 16th century, and by the time of the Boxer rebellion, the Qing even had ironclads from trading with the non-British Europeans.

Bernd 04/24/2020 (Fri) 00:45:48 [Preview] No.36204 del
China actually did produce their own cannons and muskets and had substantial quantities of them. It would have been less embarrassing if they actually did fight with Hula hops, less embarrassing, I don't think even that would explain things like this.


Bernd 04/24/2020 (Fri) 00:50:31 [Preview] No.36205 del
Henry VIII had a breach loader and many early cannon were breach-loaded. It's nothing that revolutionary.

Bernd 04/24/2020 (Fri) 05:57:38 [Preview] No.36206 del
I don't write you were trolling due to your radical beliefs, I wrote it because what you wrote looks as if it was designed for pissing off people by exaggerating Chinese civilizational achievements (their ancientness) and European backwardness. Sometimes I do similar in short quips just for the fun so I'm familiar with this technique but you really drag this long.
Also has nothing to do with radical beliefs when you wrote the Chinese did right with the virues, they solved the crisis, and defeated it. First they failed to contain it, second now that the world media has attention elsewhere they just shut up about their current situation so we don't know and can't know what is their current situation really is.
Btw they don't combine communism with anything, there is no communism left in China, it's just dictatorship with red flags and stars, and hardcore capitalism.
This here >>36200 is a solid advice.

ITT we post threads Bernd 04/16/2020 (Thu) 00:06:40 [Preview] No. 35963 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Can be from any imageboard.
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Bernd 04/16/2020 (Thu) 20:56:40 [Preview] No.35985 del
Well, OP is a faggot we all know. This just proves the rule.

Bernd 04/17/2020 (Fri) 14:47:17 [Preview] No.35995 del
Do people still go to 4chan nowadays?

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Bernd 04/23/2020 (Thu) 06:54:42 [Preview] No.36165 del
>common core in action

Bernd 04/23/2020 (Thu) 14:39:59 [Preview] No.36180 del
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/int/ is the only board that I'm still missing now, after I got banned years ago

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Bernd 04/15/2020 (Wed) 20:45:46 [Preview] No. 35953 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
>Our so-called leaders prostituted us to the east, destroyed our culture, our economies, our honour... Our blood has been spilled on our soil; my blood, on their hands. They are the invaders. All Sino-Russian and Mossad forces shall leave Britain immediately, or suffer the consequences.
t. Vlad Kemal Anderson, leader of the English Ultranationalists.
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Bernd 04/18/2020 (Sat) 10:02:11 [Preview] No.36015 del
They're just sending immigrants there, which gives them a casus belli. They're making nonsensical claims on places like East Kashmir like this is a Paradox game.

Bernd 04/18/2020 (Sat) 20:58:41 [Preview] No.36023 del

Lower labor cost is one of the factors why China is an industrial leader, but it is not sole factor. It is stereotype that they all work for few dollars and rice - they have better overall wages than many other countries in Asia and Africa. Some comparisons show that wages are often better than in Russia, for example, although it is varying by industry. Chinese labor really cheap in agriculture, but in high-tech it is not that low. Industrial sphere is also not that highly dependent on labor cost - wages aren't largest part of price for many products.

One of biggest reasons why China is good for production is development of industry and better organization at all. There are plenty of companies that will do everything you require, and do this fast and reasonably good. Like when you need to get some electronic device, you just do some quick contracts and in few months everything is assembled an running, because there already a large amount of companies who do mass production and can easily fulfill your request. It is very easy to assemble chain of production from scratch (from your point of view), just order what you need and it will be ready.

Compared to this, production in other countries, including developed western ones, may be harder - sometimes there is need for big investments, and seeking proper contractors may be hard, especially if there is almost no one in your country (like for semiconductors). So company that need to put some product into market may get it after few months from China or after few years from some EU country, spending much money in process. Flexible mass production is very efficient when it works on full speed.

Of course this isn't a miracle - China just has large and established industry, they worked hard for years to achieve it, using government sponsorship, tech steal and many other methods. International companies also helped this much by moving production there. First they moved cheap ones for labor, then it slowly become more efficient to move everything, because it is easier to have everything in one place (from management to control). This is started as licensed productions that was controlled from outside, but now situation is different - China started to do innovation, and now it isn't some Bosch/Siemens/Philips who invent something and just produce it in China, but same company that orders complete product from China, and Chinese do everything. Look at electronics, now half of biggest companies that do design are local Chinese, it isn't outsourcing. And transferring production slowly reduces competence of original company, so soon they couldn't do anything without China at all (we already see this).

This still doesn't work economically when product is so specific so China doesn't have developed industry for it, but amount of these products are small, and China is big. Quality also isn't that good (even when company who does outsource says otherwise), but market doesn't work like it is written in books - people would buy product with worse quality just because it is cheaper, money matters more, that's psychological thing but this if offtopic.

There also specific economical, politica and cultural reasons that doesn't allow other countries to easily become second China, while they sit in same position like China in 80s, but this is also very big topic for discussion.

Bernd 04/19/2020 (Sun) 03:29:58 [Preview] No.36028 del
>There also specific economical, politica and cultural reasons that doesn't allow other countries to easily become second China, while they sit in same position like China in 80s, but this is also very big topic for discussion

You could just make a second thread here. Sounds really interesting

Bernd 04/19/2020 (Sun) 08:53:00 [Preview] No.36037 del

I've tried to start, although part of "why China could and others couldn't" still need to be worked out. I think our Bernd collective would help though.


Bernd 04/19/2020 (Sun) 12:09:38 [Preview] No.36054 del
>China just has large and established industry
I read an Index article related to this corona epidemic, where they mentioned that over 100 000 Chinese companies had to shut down. And a few line below they wrote about 3 million companies are founded in China per year. This is a huge ass number. I dunno about their longevity and I suspect this number can be thanked to the Chinese govt. to inflate their economy.

On the culture of endchan's /kc/ Bernd 11/13/2019 (Wed) 16:36:23 [Preview] No. 31740 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Good day,

I think we all know what happened to Kohl by now. As by now I'm lost, without a place to call home. But I see this place has potential so I'm thinking to become active here.

I really don't want to be intrusive tho so I thought it would be appropriate to ask for the customs, memes and culture in general that you have in here since I saw some comments saying this wasn't like kohl.

Anyway, thanks for your attention.
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Bernd 04/18/2020 (Sat) 03:43:24 [Preview] No.36000 del
>I wonder how many regular users kc has so far.
All me bby

Bernd 04/18/2020 (Sat) 03:50:47 [Preview] No.36003 del
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Also got the most recent GET here

Check 'em bernd

Bernd 04/18/2020 (Sat) 06:24:34 [Preview] No.36007 del
looks like the culture of endchan's /kc/ is kc-tier as well

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Absolutely /kc/-tire

Bernd 12/24/2018 (Mon) 16:30:19 [Preview] No. 21518 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Let's post something more substantial, we're gonna read about a crime for Christmas.
The crime is the murder of duke Béla, ruler of Macsó and Bosnia, at that time (13th century) parts of the Kingdom of Hungary.

The idea was given by an article in this blog:
The historical background was presented very awfully so that's my own work as in I read some secondary sources and wrote the text below but for the stuff about the bones I used this article exclusively, I got most of the pictures from there too. At the end the author notes this article was based on another in an archaeological magazine.
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Bernd 03/03/2019 (Sun) 07:33:48 [Preview] No.23524 del
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The Legend of Saint Ladislaus

Ladislaus I was a Hungarian king (1077-1095), several legends are connected to his name. He was the archetype of chivalrious king in Hungary and eventually he became the patron saint of the Hungarian soldiers. The legend I want to write you about is depicted on several churches of the Carpathian basin as fresco.
He fought several battles against the Pechenegs and Cumans in his life and the legend is about one of these fights. There are several versions of the story I base my description the one in the Chronicon Pictum (~1360).

During the reign of king Solomon (1063-1074) a great Cuman army attacked the country. Solomon with his two younger brother prince Géza and Ladislaus gathered their troops and went to intercept the Cumans.
These occupied a hill with steep slopes in strong defensive position, their vanguard guarded the lower parts of the hill and started to shoot arrows at the approaching Hungarians. The knights of the Hungarian van led by Ladislaus stormed the lightly armored horse archers who struggled to evade uphills but they were too slow and became minced meat. Ladislaus himself was hit by an arrow but his wound miraculously closed and healed. Then the king and his other brother attacked the hill from two sides. The Cumans probably trapped this way on the hill and the Hungarian warriors "clenched the thirst of their swords with the intoxicating blood of the enemy".
And here comes the actual legend:
Some Cumans fled tho. Ladislaus noticed one of them carrying away a beautiful maiden on his horse. He pursued the enemy warrior on his horse, called Szög (Nail) but their horses matched in speed he couldn't stab the Cuman with his lance. So the prince called out to the girl to grab the Cuman by his belt and yank him off the horse. They fell to the ground then Ladislaus got off his horse and he started to brawl with the warrior as the maiden asked not to hurt the man of the steppes. They brawled for a while without any result then the girl took the prince's battleaxe and cut the Cuman's Achilles tendon. Ladislaus beheaded him then led the horses to a tree where he rested in the arms of the girl.

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The origin of the story is twofold. Once there is the ideal of the western chivalric knight and the other root is in the eastern scytho-hunnic culture. And not just the motif of the bride kidnapping, there are some goldsmithing work of art which depicts similar themes.

Bernd 09/20/2019 (Fri) 18:43:30 [Preview] No.29218 del
I'm gonna save this too, I've something in mind to post here.

Bernd 10/12/2019 (Sat) 09:26:49 [Preview] No.30322 del
down with the refugee threads

Bernd 04/15/2020 (Wed) 20:54:45 [Preview] No.35956 del
And this one.

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Language Bernd 09/23/2019 (Mon) 22:01:49 [Preview] No. 29287 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Let us create a language thus we can protect what we say from outsiders.
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Bernd 04/12/2020 (Sun) 09:50:16 [Preview] No.35849 del
So input IPA instead of english for translation? That's actually not a bad idea, though not sure how I would personally use it. I should leave that to someone who has experience in using IPA.

I got to 816 words translated between me and hungry-ball. I figured I would wait to get to 1000 before doing a release with py2exe. I think though, we can do some in browser translation thanks to rus-ball and a greasemonkey script. Just how complex we can have it I'm not sure because I've not tried but I figured if I can free up some time soon I might get something done.

Bernd 04/12/2020 (Sun) 21:50:09 [Preview] No.35878 del
>So input IPA instead of english for translation?
Oh no, I mean for the letters used to represent sounds when the language is typed/written.
For example, if a word includes a "TH" sound, such as the one used in "that", it would be written with an IPA "ð"

Bernd 04/13/2020 (Mon) 19:14:23 [Preview] No.35897 del
why not the slov-sound-spelling alphabet?

Bernd 04/13/2020 (Mon) 20:55:25 [Preview] No.35899 del
I'm not familiar

Bernd 04/15/2020 (Wed) 16:04:19 [Preview] No.35945 del
Sorry for the delay. It's very similar to IPA but a little more complete. There is a fantastic article in kohlzine 13 & 14. Well worth a read if you are thinking IPA anyway.