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Virgin vs Chad Bernd 08/18/2020 (Tue) 18:40:51 [Preview] No. 39353 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
It's far from kc specific meme, but I see it here and there and it bugs me that people are missing the point that these supposed to be ironic. These morons just call - both on image or just in written form in their comments - their preference Chad and the opposing side Virgin. Probably they can't even grasp the concept of irony.
>hurr it's funny because of name calling
The core of the joke comes from the swap between the obvious superior and inferior choices. This needs a healthy amount of self-irony, but worth it because in return it emphasizes the banality/absurdity/stupidity/etc of the inferior side by setting it up as if it were the better.
Instead of directly saying "that's stupid", "you are stupid", etc. it plays a jest which alleviates the harm that an insult would cause. I think it's a playful and lighthearted meme with still great potential I can't promise I could produce them on a BONG level, but an OC or two maybe I could squeeze out.
Note: there might be exceptions from the rule above, we'll see.

ITT post Virgin X vs Chad Y pics, requests, images that needs fixing, or your OC, Bernd. For the latter two preferably the captions to add and explanations as well.

Picrels: first two are templates, feel free to use them, last one my first attempt with this meme mayhaps will update it hence I insecurely named it v1.
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Bernd 09/02/2020 (Wed) 05:30:06 [Preview] No.39692 del
>maybe slightly inaccurate
WHERE ARE THE HATS"????!!!!!! Glowing red would have been better, like on spartschan, but that needs extra CSS.
I love it, thank you.

Well, we have you.

Bernd 09/02/2020 (Wed) 14:21:45 [Preview] No.39702 del
kohlchan created based ghork

Bernd 09/02/2020 (Wed) 15:52:35 [Preview] No.39703 del
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Nope. Don't confuse it with grug. Which is a 4chan meme anyway.

Bernd 09/02/2020 (Wed) 20:32:22 [Preview] No.39716 del
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>WHERE ARE THE HATS"????!!!!!!

Damn. Fixed.

Bernd 09/03/2020 (Thu) 05:55:12 [Preview] No.39731 del
Hah! Great! Thanks.

I might do an inverse of it for the fun.

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Webm thread Bernd 06/26/2018 (Tue) 07:02:33 [Preview] No. 17541 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Because old thread is resting in peace
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Bernd 08/29/2020 (Sat) 13:54:52 [Preview] No.39579 del
that cant be real...

Bernd 08/29/2020 (Sat) 13:56:27 [Preview] No.39580 del
He's a big guy.

Bernd 08/31/2020 (Mon) 03:52:51 [Preview] No.39640 del
Thread was not showing new posts after hitting "new reply"

Truth is stranger than fiction

Bernd 08/31/2020 (Mon) 17:09:11 [Preview] No.39657 del
Weird. Did that behaviour change since then?

Bernd 09/01/2020 (Tue) 19:06:03 [Preview] No.39682 del
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Does anybody know the source of this webum? I really like it.

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Bernd 11/12/2019 (Tue) 22:58:03 [Preview] No. 31619 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Hi Bernd, consider joining this Bernd dedicated board
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Bernd 11/20/2019 (Wed) 03:28:48 [Preview] No.32511 del
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Also come test new patch with instant updates

Thanks for feedback will do.

Bernd 11/21/2019 (Thu) 01:42:29 [Preview] No.32522 del
>A FAQ and help page for the site would be the only that would be good to add that's currently missing. Maybe adding a posting guide as well for text effects

Bernd 08/18/2020 (Tue) 18:35:53 [Preview] No.39352 del
I'm gonna save this for one last round.

Bernd 08/30/2020 (Sun) 18:27:11 [Preview] No.39619 del
I don't like it. The catalog for example is unusable and I think generally it has a really weird feel to it. I also don't like its unorthodoxy, just create a noram IB.

Bernd 08/31/2020 (Mon) 04:18:32 [Preview] No.39643 del
OP is long gone bernd.

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Bernd 09/18/2018 (Tue) 11:39:51 [Preview] No. 19362 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
> "He got tazer!"
> Shot him
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Bernd 08/27/2020 (Thu) 06:02:52 [Preview] No.39524 del
That depends how a technocracy would be constructed. And also how we define technocracy.
>AI controls everything and is the police, judge and law
As for now one entity cannot fill all those shoes, srsly tyrannical and people wouldn't agree on that. Protip: the govt telling you wear your fucking mask on public transport isn't tyrannical, the abolition of the separation of power is trannical.
But in this context how do you define law? The legislation?
I think the base police force in the US is undertrained thugs or worse undertrained and undereducated civvies in uniform who can't handle themselves (and definitely not others) in a stressful situation.

Bernd 08/27/2020 (Thu) 13:13:45 [Preview] No.39529 del
In a civilization money power rules it all. When coins and paper cash is gone, and everyone has a chip to pay for things there is no need for any external force.

5G is there to connect everyone with everyone else, the hivemind. You might argue that we are already living in a hivemind, and in a way we already are. I was drinking my (raw) eggs and milk today for breakfast and my colleagues were worried I might catch salmonella. I asked if salmonella is a town in Italy. They didn't see the humour in that. So everyone is thinking the same, dresses the same, acts the same. What if they also (with a brainchip or altered DNA/RNA) feels the same? What if they can feel the starvation of a niglet in africa and thus thinks that rationing of the food is a perfectly sensible thing to do?

Bernd 08/28/2020 (Fri) 15:22:09 [Preview] No.39562 del
Saying you're gonna catch salmonella is just a routine thing. You can tho, not from the raw egg, but the chickenshit on the shell. Although stuff can get through the shell it isn't insulates hermetically.
The others with the brainchip and stuff I won't comment, it's pure fantasy. Oh I just commented.

Bernd 08/28/2020 (Fri) 17:03:29 [Preview] No.39564 del
>it's pure fantasy
Why do you think so?

Bernd 08/28/2020 (Fri) 17:23:29 [Preview] No.39565 del
Because I could tell you a bunch of things gonna happen tomorrow but no matter how sure they will happen they would be just stuff I come up with and right now they only exist in my heda.
What you wrote is similar, except it contains more assumptions.

Anyway, my point was originally, that the US police is underfunded, they should spend more on them to get better human material to pick it as a career and to give them better training.
I don't think even in a possible future when all payments will be digital (I refuse to believe in chip implants, it's easier to do it with some gadget, like smart phones) simply penalization via the ability to make payments will result in the abolishment of the police force. Criminals don't give a rats ass about retribution, and those who commit crimes because they get agitated (eg. someone gets pissed at another and punch him in the beak) also don't give a shit in the heat of the moment. And even if solely digital payment will exist, there will be ways to get around of it.

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Movies, TV Shows Bernd 05/10/2018 (Thu) 17:44:54 [Preview] No. 16423 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
These threads aren't successful but...
... I saw this show, watched twice. Bretty darn good. It's about the lost Franklin expedition to map the Northwestern Passage. Some mystery and supernatural was added but I believe their real story had to be a nightmare as well.
Highly recommended.
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Bernd 12/20/2019 (Fri) 17:20:24 [Preview] No.33250 del
Was all right. The problem is that it just doesn't grab the attention that much. I'm curious about the second episode and we'll see.
>it's about Mexicans escaping to the USA and female empowerment
Weren't those that emphasized in the end, so I judged too soon too quick.

Bernd 12/21/2019 (Sat) 12:12:07 [Preview] No.33261 del
I have to change my mind again. After watching EP 02, I can say it's about Mexican immigration and female empowerment.

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Bernd 08/27/2020 (Thu) 17:33:51 [Preview] No.39541 del
We already use another one. This gonna reach 500 posts soon and gets autosaged.
Tho couple of interesting tidbits, might worth to preserve it for one more round.

Bernd 08/28/2020 (Fri) 03:46:37 [Preview] No.39552 del
>Tho couple of interesting tidbits, might worth to preserve it for one more round.

Hit ctrl + S for a copy of this thread and you're good fam

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Etymology thread Bernd 08/05/2020 (Wed) 17:42:24 [Preview] No. 39053 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Post interesting things about etymology

In Turkish the father-in-law or mother-in-law of one's child is called dünür which derives from tengri (like tenger, denger, dengir, tanrı etc) (spelled with nasal n)

krgyz and uygurs call tengri kuday (might be derived persian hüda), they also call co-in-laws kuday.

I always thought it was interesting.

Also the word thor or donar might be derived from tengri
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Bernd 08/16/2020 (Sun) 08:21:12 [Preview] No.39318 del
Amerikáner is a hand-cranked drill, usually with a "transmission", some with two gears. Also called furdancs (from the verb fúr = bore/drill). From the -er one can easily tell Amerikáner is a word of German origin, and it means "American". After short consulting with German Wikipedia, I could not find this expression there, just Bohrkurbel or Brustleier.
What is so American about this machinery? I've no idea. Even electric drill is an invention of the (late) 19th century - and it comes from Australia. There must be something in the system how it works that compelled craftsmen to call it like that, lots of craftsmen here were German in origin I suspect it was in their slang.

Bernd 08/22/2020 (Sat) 12:58:47 [Preview] No.39433 del
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Let's jump back to the river toponyms for a bit. Recently I dived into a book of Hóman Bálint, a historian who served as a Minister of Religion and Education for about nine years in the interwar and WWII era. This book offers a bit of addition to the various versions of the Don.
Dnieper = Dana-per = "rear river"
Dniester = Dana-ster = "first river" or "near river"

Maybe we could take a look at the Greek names
Don = Tanais - a Greekified form of its local name; Plutarch (or someone else using his name) called it Amazon river or Amazonian.
Dnieper = Borysthenes - the Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine says the name has local origin, and not Greek
Dniester = Tyras - also a Greekified name of Scythian origin, tura supposedly means "rapid"
Danube = Istros - in Latin: Ister; again local in origin, supposedly the Thracian word means "rapid" again.
Thracians also called the Dniester Istros/Ister, and its name is a combination of Don + Ister. I know this seemingly contradicts the first statement but these are just a bunch of speculations. It could be Ister also means "first" in Scythian. Or whatever.
These Greek names also identified cities as well, which laid about the mouth of those rivers.
Note: close to the city called Istria, there's a small river with the same name, flowing into the Lake Istria. Today a Romanian village lays nearby, called Istria.

Bernd 08/25/2020 (Tue) 02:55:28 [Preview] No.39480 del
Several places got snow last week, temperatures dropped as low as -8,6ºC.

Bernd 08/25/2020 (Tue) 03:05:34 [Preview] No.39481 del
Wrong thread.
The funniest-sounding city name I have found is Jijoca de Jericoacoara but sadly it has a straightforward Tupi composition: ji (frog) + oca (home) + yurucuá (turtle) + coara (nest). Judging from the "and" in the middle one might be a qualifier from the other. Or is it a frog home belonging/within the turtle's nest?

Bernd 08/25/2020 (Tue) 05:30:39 [Preview] No.39485 del
Sometimes we call turtles teknősbéka which is turtle + frog.

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Self improvement Bernd 08/24/2020 (Mon) 16:40:35 [Preview] No. 39473 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
I could not find a thread to put this video in. So I created a thread. This thread is for self improvement.

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The video is very good.

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Gondola thread Bernd 08/05/2020 (Wed) 18:08:47 [Preview] No. 39054 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Gondola is the last meme that ratified by peoples of ylilauta, bogdanoff brothers, lola&claire and it deserves to be posted more often, after gondola era, memes become more and more obnoxious.

It's one of the most bernd firendly meme imo
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Bernd 08/19/2020 (Wed) 15:27:45 [Preview] No.39363 del
Freshly stolen from /b/.

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fug :-D

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They're on to you bernd

I shall write a guide for this soon tbh

Bernd 08/20/2020 (Thu) 07:04:40 [Preview] No.39385 del
>They're on to you bernd
I'm afraid so.
>I shall write a guide for this soon tbh
I used this:
ffmpeg -i [input file name] -c:v libvpx-vp9 -crf 10 -c:a libvorbis [output file name]

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Lets have a weather thread Bernd 04/03/2019 (Wed) 15:16:18 [Preview] No. 24257 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Starting it off with some recent evens

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Flooding in Nebraska and Iowa, USA (March 15, 2019)

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Crazy flooding in Shiraz, Iran (March 25, 2019)

Lots of flooding in agricultural states in usa wonder if it will affect the food prices
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Bernd 07/05/2020 (Sun) 17:06:13 [Preview] No.38376 del
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constructed wetlands FTW
you can turn dessert into oasis
and most of the water is the runoff to rivers/oceans anyway, it is lost if not captured

they are already mandatory in australia
they can also be underground

also they literally change local climate after a while

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>constructed wetlands FTW
>you can turn dessert into oasis
>and most of the water is the runoff to rivers/oceans anyway, it is lost if not captured

It can be dangerous if done wrongly. Active irrigation ruined part of Central Asia near Aral "sea". Agriculture used water from two local rivers, Amudarya and Syrdarya for extensive irrigation (mostly for cotton), and first it was good, but then sea gone and desert with salt and fertilizer remains formed. Sand storms take that dust and do damage to crops, even at hundreds of km. It also damaging for wildlife and locals.


Wrong usage of water, especially on sand soils, also may result in washing out fertile component, so after some time soil also becomes pretty poor.

So, extensive human-made usage of water is pretty complex concept that requires good scientific practice and skills. Stalin also had idea to turn Siberian rivers southward to add additional water to Central Asia, but project didn't happen.


Bernd 07/06/2020 (Mon) 18:28:38 [Preview] No.38404 del
>may result in washing out fertile component
I think this what the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia did there. Also in Khwarezm.
>Stalin also had idea to turn Siberian rivers southward
Absolute mad lad.

Bernd 07/07/2020 (Tue) 00:48:23 [Preview] No.38414 del
Things like that are serious business, it's unfortunate that only megalomaniac dictators without the proper knowledge seem willing to embark on these ventures.

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Snow is expected in the southern highlands later this week.

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

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

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

I'll continue this sometimes, maybe only next weekend, we'll see. If you wish to read the book you can probably find it on libgen.
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Bernd 07/02/2020 (Thu) 15:33:53 [Preview] No.38279 del
Thanks. It's on liben I see.

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Bernd 08/16/2020 (Sun) 15:28:15 [Preview] No.39329 del
Found something relevant on the Oral History of the Army, volume 10, pages 173-4. Not about the coup d'etat but of the Sergeants' Revolt in Brasília, September 1963, when Navy and Air Force personnel briefly occupied the city before being crushed by the Army, including paratroopers.

It is necessary to remember that there'd been an Army Police platoon's action in the previous day. That night, the Liutenant was Uchoa. But what happened to him? In the moment of the rebels' attack on the Air Ministry, he was with the platoon garrisoning and resisted the attack. Many shots were fired against his platoon. (...) He ordered fire because he had to stop the attack - it was really an attack. No soldier fired, no soldier fired. He took a soldier's rifle and behind a column spent the ammunition, rolled to another column - all soldiers were behind the Ministry's columns. He went soldier to soldier and resisted the attack himself, shooting, because the soldiers didn't.

The Army Library has a book, from 1958, "Men or Fire". I read this book a lot and if I'm not wrong it's General Omar Bradley's who did an inquiry on the Second World War on why man doesn't shoot, when in combat. After an operation in one of the Pacific isles, he put two or three regiments in "quarantine", so to speak, in a Pacific isle and heard from the commander to the last soldier. Where were you during the attack? What happened? Why didn't you shoot? Etc... And concluded, saying as follows: "The psychological factor". He has an interesting reference: the young man, mainly - it's our case that we incorporate recruits - he's raised to not mistreat even animals. It's that thing, don't tie a can to the cat's tail, don't mistreat the animal and from one hour to another, from seventeen to eighteen years he presents at quarters and we'll teach him to shoot to kill.

In face of this, when I was at the Agulhas Negras Military Academy: "We're here to teach you to kill, but to kill in the Fatherland's defense". Liutenant Uchoa was astonished. How is it that his soldier didn't shoot - there was no way to shoot! In the book, Omar Bradley says: "The best employment rate of troops in the Second World War was with paratroopers and commandos". Russian paratroopers had as much as 18% firing, at most 20%. In other words: of every infantry combat group only two men shoot when facing the enemy, even when he's running ten meters away. A combat group has a a sergeant and a corporal. If, of the ten members, two shoot, only the sergeant and the corporal fired. Not the soldiers. Recruits don't shoot, a lot of training is needed. A proof is what happened with Liutenant Uchoa.

Bernd 08/16/2020 (Sun) 15:29:51 [Preview] No.39330 del
With paratroopers, efficiency is greater, but we got to the last level of the four ministerial buildings and did seven hundred prisoners. How many shots we fired? None. We arrested them all, after storming the place.

Bernd 08/16/2020 (Sun) 15:46:30 [Preview] No.39331 del
That really goes hand in hand with what Grossman gathered. Nice to see relatively random finds that supports the theory.