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Game dev/TiTS Bitching Thread Three: Electric Boogalee lance##m3y78z 04/29/2020 (Wed) 01:20:05 No.4
Hi, welcome to The New New Thread. Same as The Old and Old Old Threads! This is a thread allegedly for discussing TiTS and other games, I guess. And developing games. And stuff. Despite this being a TiTS thread in name (for historical purposes), barely anyone here plays TiTS. For further information on the game, I recommend you go here to ask. https://forum.fenoxo.com/forums/trials-in-tainted-space.8/ For reasons of how long this thread's existed and how much fen's fucked up everything he's touched, there's a good chance the thread will have barely anything to do with fenoxo and his hugbox at any given point. Information >FAQ https://dragontamer8740.gitlab.io/faq/ >Mobile Builds https://dragontamer8740.gitlab.io/faq/links.html >Minerva Read the readme if you want to use it to edit your save data. Especially read the readme if you use Chrome. https://mega.nz/#!30gTyCCK!GFy7E3yrlkpUbA9yFMZpSinlT1BiO6Xn1Ykpc50b-Cw If you would like my custom mobile CoC, or other builds, just ask and I might oblige. >Downloads We don't really have the latest builds first anymore. That said, I make mobile builds and desktop builds from source code when I can (and/or feel like it), and redistribute the premade builds when I can access them. I mirror them here. I am also, to my knowledge, the only person making iOS builds for TiTS nowadays. https://dragontamer8740.gitlab.io/faq/links.html
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>>2192 >ethernet I use an ethernet dongle from Anker, but Framework is also releasing one of their own. The extension design is open source, and they will allow third party extensions to be sold on their marketplace. >touchpad I mean, the touchpad is a button, and you configure the exact locations/workings through Xorg, like any other touchpad. It doesn't have physically separate buttons like the x201, but it's not button-less. >keyboard FN/Ctrl keys are swappable in BIOS. The BIOS is InsydeH2O, but they have plans to switch to an open source BIOS like libreboot. I don't know if that will be applicable to the older batches. They sell like 25 different keyboards on their marketplace, and I'm sure more layouts will come in the future. The Framework laptop has been perfect to me. The screen is lovely, the keyboard is crisp and pleasant. I love that the housing is almost desktop-like; a few screws remove the entire keyboard panel, and all of the components are just sitting in there. You don't have to remove a dozen pieces of the laptop to do anything (try changing a heatsink on the x201, you basically disassemble the entire laptop). It has little debug LED's on the side that allow you to instantly know what went wrong if a component fails. The build quality is outstanding; all aluminum. And it runs OpenBSD without any quirks at all. And at less than $800, it's basically an XPS at an Inspiron price. If you want to be weirdly autistic about laptops, that's on you. To me, this is a tool that does a job, and when the job is done, I am free to do non-computer things. The Framework gives me the performance of a modern laptop in pursuit of that job, and meets me more than halfway in the middle on my desire for something repairable and privacy focused (physical webcam/mic disconnects, no vPro CPU, etc). I couldn't be happier.
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>>2188 >None of those people will ever be happy, anon. They cannot grasp the underlying issue, and they are dancing around it with infantile hopes of tech-based solutions. With all due respect Gunship, I meant the term in a rather more technical sense. Two senses, actually. 1) The 'salvation' from the utter ruin and horror that those of us suffer who have been robbed of a hope and a future by the wanton and intentional destruction of wholesome womanhood by TPTB, namely the Globohomo Big-Tech/Gov and their entire cabals. I suffer no delusions about the nature of women. I've had several. But the simple fact remains is that Uncle Ted was right, and just like back in the Garden of Eve, Satan has found the woman to be the destruction of humanity. Robowaifu development is simply our response in desperation to our need for female companionship, yet our rejection of the worthless whoredom that basically all young women exhibit today. 2) The literal Salvation of these men. A long-term goal for me is to literally create a Christ-chan robowaifu. First as an AI that can respond to normal, understandable, questions and criticisms of the faith. An Apologetics AI if you will. Then later once real robowaifus become a possibility, transferring that into the physical icon of her. I suffer no delusions that this is somehow a 'real' wholesome woman, but honestly that possibility has been taken away from us all by the evildoers in the Earth. I hope I'm making sense and spelling this out well enough. To wit >''Yes, robowaifus don't real, but for literally millions of us, it's the closest we might get in this life to a good woman. I think those two possible outcomes are well-worth every effort I can direct towards them. >You can see the same mentality in software developers: "I've been in a slump lately, but a new laptop will be much faster, and I'll be much more productive." or "Think of how much more code I'll be able to read if I had a vertical monitor." Then they buy their expensive crap and not a goddamn thing changes. Why? Because they were looking for a product that solves an issue residing in themselves. Heh, I certainly can concur. Look at me; I've achieved more advances in my skills as a software engineer over the past year than my entire career before, and I'm still doing my development work on a lousy potato notebook with a Celeron in it! :^) Isolating myself and getting some focus is what's made all the difference for me. >A new Mustang won't help the 50 year old man suffering through feelings of a wasted youth. New laptops, keyboards, and monitors won't help the distracted software engineer. Who could argue? >And a robotic facsimile of a woman won't help lonely men who've become jaded with the idea of dating yet have never put any effort into becoming worth dating. Maybe. I say let's at least give it a shot and find out Gunship. Certainly we all have flaws and shortcomings in our natures that require us to man up and do the right things in life. You're right that most of us have infantile delusions about the nature of this life. Most of us are conditioned by Jewish media that we deserve only the best. LOL. What we all deserve is destruction in Hell. The whole lot of us. Thankfully God looked down in mercy and sent His Son to redeem us out of this miry pit of clay, if we'll only reach up to take His offered hand. In my small way, as a 'mini-creator', I'm trying to do something similar for the world of men desperate for an effective answer to the WQ. >Semper Idem P.S. BTW, I know some here like the console best. We're working on a little text-based IB reader currently. https://alogs.space/robowaifu/res/14409.html#15514
>>2187 >I don't recall how you got onto this board anymore From using the overboard back on Julay. > Thanks so much for your encouragements Anon. Greentexts are safely tucked away, and will be waiting for further adventures. > Every moment you live contains infinite potential for a better future. Neither of us can say where our lives end, only that we are here now, and thus it is our duty to ourselves to keep living regardless. Beautiful words tbh. Thank you. Cheers.
>>2195 >Garden of Eden* >the woman to be the key to the destruction of humanity* >a lousy 10-year old potato notebook with a Celeron* I should probably re-read my message before pressing that 'Post' button heh.
>>2195 This is the most misguided worldview I've heard since the beginning of "everything is inherently racist: a black woman's insecurities." Much of modern man's frustration with women stems from treating them as equals. Women are basically big children, and societies across the globe coddled and protected them for thousands of years. Women are impulsive, emotional, easily intimidated, and filled with self-doubt. They are a social sex that thrives on conformity and feeling appreciated. The vast majority of them lack the abstract thinking that would allow them to consider the long-term consequences of every action. Many have little interest in anything outside pop culture and entertainment. This is the behavior of children, anon, not Satan. It is only in the last hundred years or so, with the rise of Western Academic Thought, that attitudes regarding women have changed - and you can see the consequences of this. Guide women, love them, and be someone they look up to, and you will have no issue with women. Treat women as you would men - as autonomous companions - and you will find nothing but frustration. The average young man I encounter on the street is hardly a prize to be won by women; their relationship woes come as no surprise to me in the slightest. You are struggling with a problem that has been universal throughout human history. It is an issue that has been explored and deconstructed for thousands of years. You remain ignorant of those who came before you, and the solutions they found, at your own peril. Please go outside and meet people. You are fighting through a dystopian landscape that exists only in your head.
>>2200 >This is the most misguided worldview I've heard since the beginning of "everything is inherently racist: a black woman's insecurities." That would be very bad indeed. >Much of modern man's frustration with women stems from treating them as equals. Women are basically big children, and societies across the globe coddled and protected them for thousands of years. Women are impulsive, emotional, easily intimidated, and filled with self-doubt. They are a social sex that thrives on conformity and feeling appreciated. The vast majority of them lack the abstract thinking that would allow them to consider the long-term consequences of every action. Many have little interest in anything outside pop culture and entertainment. This is the behavior of children, anon, not Satan. Fully granted Gunship. And I can see that men's problems with women stem from treating them as 'equals'. The major (and demonically insidious) issue here is that in current-year degenerate times, TPTB have snaked and weaseled their evil plots into the minds of the average Western duckling golem to such a degree that they gladly accept the idea that women are men's equals. They all honestly believe this. And that you fully deserve to go to prison for the rest of your life if you don't toe the line and kowtow to the social agenda. They will fight you tooth and nail if you dare question this narrative. Again, the majority of the population today (and practically 100% of the young woman segment, particularly among Whites). And I'm not calling women Satan--merely his willing tools in the matter. They are 'children wielding machine guns' at the heads of the young men of the world today. >It is only in the last hundred years or so, with the rise of Western Academic Thought, that attitudes regarding women have changed - and you can see the consequences of this. I consider the 'Academics' to be one of the singularly most evil bunch roaming the Earth free today. Practically all the demonic evil being foisted on men today is due these demon-filled """persons""" >Guide women, love them, and be someone they look up to, and you will have no issue with women. I agree with you here to large extent, to the degree my experience reaches. >Treat women as you would men - as autonomous companions - and you will find nothing but frustration. As already mentioned that's the law of the land all over the West today. Satan's puppets have seen to that quite well. >The average young man I encounter on the street is hardly a prize to be won by women; their relationship woes come as no surprise to me in the slightest. Fair enough, and no surprises. I would suggest the reverse is far more abundantly true as well. It's hard to explain the degree of social destruction that 3rd-wave feminism has wreaked on the modern world of relationships feasible for a young man. In the past, he might have abundant reasons to improve himself and his lot. Today, I'd say there are few tangible motivations. And honestly, very few of us have the iron-will to 'lift ourselves up by our bootstraps (either today, or ever in history really AFAICT) >You are struggling with a problem that has been universal throughout human history. It is an issue that has been explored and deconstructed for thousands of years. You remain ignorant of those who came before you, and the solutions they found, at your own peril. No one could argue against either point, particularly the latter one. >Please go outside and meet people. You are fighting through a dystopian landscape that exists only in your head. Fair enough about the admonition Gunship. Soon enough. But the WQ is a huge, huge problem for the West today and one I deem impossible to ignore IMO.
>>2045 >Somewhere out there, there's a 'They Live' Savin meme I made, documenting all the buzzwords from Savin's various controversies. If I ever see it again, I'll probably remember more of them. Sorry to bother you all again. CoC-archiver-person here. My work continues; if any of you happen to have recalled any controversies from TiTS' past that haven't already been mentioned - memes, screenshots, and so on - I'd still love to read them.
So Pale Moon's resident toxic dumpster fire (Tobin) went full retard and ragequit the project, taking down a bunch of infrastructure with him. They should have kicked him out half a decade ago. I never have used pale moon and still don't intend to because the other main developer (apart from being an annoying furry) is also a cunt about licensing and stuff. I've linked to that OpenBSD fiasco before. In other news, watched Project A-Ko for the first time the other day, and the Tenchi Muyo OVA's as well. I'm going to do "Dirty Pair" next. >>2193 The fn/ctrl keys aren't the issue. * F1-F4, F5-F8, F9-F12 have no physical separations into quadrants, making finding the right key more annoying. * the arrow key/home/end/pageup/pagedown/insert/delete cluster is all scrambled. * The cheap-ass one-size-fits-all '|\'/return key so they don't have to make two cases. Dell does this too and it sucks as much there. I have replaced the heatsink in an X201. it took ~20-30 minutes. Not world ending. I've also replaced every other component except the motherboard, LCD, and underchassis (bottom of case). The lid has been replaced. Anyway, the LCD looks great, and the price is decent. But I'm still disappointed because a Panasonic Let's Note still looks much more attractive (even at its much higher price point) in terms of the design and the usability. It has all the ports you'll want built in instead of requiring dongles for absolutely everything. Even has an optical drive. CPU-wise, you still have some hypervisor running in there (probably Minix-based) that you can't touch. Anyway, that aside, it's better than 90% of the junk out there. It just didn't go far enough in fixing all the other modern laptop crap. It should have jettisoned that style in favor of something less wasteful/more utilitarian than an apple-style aluminum chassis. ---- >Women are impulsive, emotional, easily intimidated You've just described me. Also, saying a lot of women are like that is fine, I even agree with you. But it's not true of all women so I try to give them a chance before looking at them that way. >The average young man I encounter on the street is hardly a prize to be won by women; their relationship woes come as no surprise to me in the slightest. This is true. I am happy to stay a virgin until (and if) the time comes that I meet someone I can bond with intellectually and emotionally. >Treat women as you would men - as autonomous companions - and you will find nothing but frustration. That's why I am willing to play the long game and be certain about the nature of the person I'm considering committing to before I even attempt it. If they don't want to play the long game, they aren't the one. >The vast majority of them lack the abstract thinking that would allow them to consider the long-term consequences of every action. Many have little interest in anything outside pop culture and entertainment. I am often saddened by this, but there are *some* nice women out there who I can relate to. Tomboys, mostly. I will say that for every lengthy discussion I have with a girl, at least three quarters of them feel vapid. I mostly attribute this to upbringing, and parents/teachers/peers who didn't encourage intellectual curiosity in them, rather than "the genetic fact of being a woman." In other words, I think this problem is a result of social norms. There is a nice (tomboyish) girl I hang out with sometimes. She has told me she explicitly does not want to do dating or anything serious right now on account of her responsibilities to her family and work not really giving her much time to unwind if coupled with relationship drama. I can respect that answer, so I just treat her as a friend and I value that. I can't prove it, but I don't think she is lying about anything. She has explicitly told me she is not a lesbian and she thinks I'm subjectively attractive, so I think there may be hope there in the future. If it doesn't work out (or she turns out to actually not be interested in me at all), that's fine.
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>>2201 >I consider the 'Academics' to be one of the singularly most evil bunch roaming the Earth free today. Practically all the demonic evil being foisted on men today is due these demon-filled """persons""" Hi, I'm a grad student. I am also a human being with my own thoughts, philosophies, and opinions, because I don't just accept whatever a professor hands to me as gospel. Oh yeah, I also have pretty strong distaste for academia as a whole, but that's mainly because it (at least now) is a career first for most people instead of being about discovering things and freely sharing ideas. What gets accepted for publication is a joke, and so much of STEM in particular is just a pipeline into Raytheon.
>>2205 >Hi, I'm a grad student. Hi again Lance. We've 'spoken' here on several occasions. I know several PhD's AFK, mostly in the hard sciences and aerospace fields. A few MD's as well, all personally. I have the utmost regard for all of them tbh. >I am also a human being with my own thoughts, philosophies, and opinions, Heh, same here. But if I am extremely frank with Gunship, a man I admire and honor to a great degree today, why would you expect anything else of me? Only infants and little girls should be coddled. Speak freely with me as you will -- we are both men. I myself am very academically inclined, particularly in the hard sciences (all of them) and most engineering fields. I'm particularly well-suited to it by intellect and disposition. If anything, this has allowed me to (eventually) see through the evil ruse of the vast majority of the 'Academics' lies. I firmly stand by my previous assertion that they are: >one of the singularly most evil bunch roaming the Earth free today >because I don't just accept whatever a professor hands to me as gospel. Wise decision tbh. As the Bible repeatedly admonishes us: >"Test everything; cling to the good." Academics are generally pretty good with the first part, while almost universally rejecting the second part. I hope you learn to 'cling to the good', Lance. >Oh yeah, I also have pretty strong distaste for academia as a whole, but that's mainly because it (at least now) is a career first for most people instead of being about discovering things and freely sharing ideas. Truth is a non-entity for these """persons""", so it's little surprise to me. >What gets accepted for publication is a joke, Who could argue that today? >and so much of STEM in particular is just a pipeline into Raytheon. Fair enough. I personally am choosing a different path by God's help!
>>2201 Your fixation on The West is incomprehensible to me. There are ten billion people on this planet, anon. And you are eyeball-deep in the social issues of a very small portion of them which, by your own admission, are a degenerate cesspit likely beyond any redemption. Why? If someone dumped spoonfuls of shit into my bowl of pudding, I am certainly not going to sit there trying to remove it and save the pudding; I am going to go get another bowl. Likewise, if Western 'man' has become a lazy hedonist whose downward spiral seems unstoppable, how about you mosey on over to some of the many cultures that are not quite literally killing themselves and live a meaningful life? I took a trip down to the southern portion of Mexico last year. It's an absolutely beautiful place with cheap housing, wonderful people, and a great climate. Affairs permitting, I expect to set up a base camp of sorts down there in the coming years, and perhaps spend most of my time somewhere in Southeast Asia. Feminism, gender transformers, manufactured identities, the rise of 'science' and his cousin 'experts' as omniscient deities; none of this horseshit will be found in some montagnard village. Why do you insist on spending the few decades you have been allotted in conflict with the zeitgeist? >>2204 >In other words, I think this problem is a result of social norms. Many of the psychological differences with women stem from their lack of physical strength, in a roundabout way. Most women will at some point in their upbringing discover that they are nearly powerless against even the most average male. That is not a statement on the perceived inferiority of women, but simply a harsh reality that permeates many aspects of women's psych. For example, you and I have little reason to fear walking alone at night, mingling with strangers at parties, going on blind dates, or upsetting someone in conversation. A woman's thought process is very different in any of these scenarios. Could you imagine having a 'take on the world' attitude if you found yourself living in a Somali warzone tomorrow? You'd probably do your best to stay out of the way and mind your own business. Life is very different when you feel helpless. A sense of powerlessness breeds low self-confidence, which influences all other aspects of their life. Where you or I might see problems as challenges to be overcome, most women will default to a learned helplessness of looking to others for solutions rather than trying to tackle them themselves. I don't see the issue as being rooted in a biological difference in women's brains (aside from hormones), but I also don't see it as being entirely that of social norms. They are living a very different reality where ambition and assertiveness often carry risks. You seem to have discovered this yourself; as you mentioned, you relate mostly to tomboys - a type of woman who is rarely cowed into feminine meekness. I'm glad that you can see her as just a friend though. A lot of young men develop this weird habit of sorting women into categories of 'pussy I am interested in' and 'pussy I am not interested in' and then acting like an absolute retard for one group, and an asshole for the other. Women want authentic guy friends that they can open up to without feeling like they're giving off signals that will be interpreted as sexual interest.
>>2205 >Hi, I'm a grad student. Nobody criticizing academics is talking about computer science majors. Nor are they talking about med school grads, engineers, lawyers, etc. Criticism of 'academics' is leveled at the social sciences: gender studies and the other garbage suitable for the type of person that will never leave college. >a career first for most people instead of being about discovering things and freely sharing ideas. As it should be. There is a time and place for Zeno's Painted Stoa, but the majority of college students don't belong anywhere near it. They are children, lance. And if you've ever seen what happens when someone criticizes transvestites in a college setting, you know exactly why the 'free sharing of ideas' is not going to happen among this group. I would argue that high education actually suffers the exact opposite problem. In the 1950's, college was almost entirely vocational; you went there to study Business Administration, Literature, Engineering, etc and then you got a job. People pursued higher education not as some expensive post-highschool obligation, but as a specific tool to be leveraged towards well thought out goals and ambitions. Barely 12% of the population held a degree in the 1950's, and most of the country recognized that they personally didn't need one. Now we have almost 40% of the population, often times without a clue as to what they want to do with their life, taking out tens of thousands of dollars in student loans for no good reason. Then they throw all of that money into some Queer Theory major and struggle to pay it back while working at a Walmart. Much of higher education in this country has become an expensive daycare where barely-literate teenagers riding the safety of grade-inflation major in a variety of social sciences that are completely detached from reality. It is beyond parody at this point, and certainly beyond utility. >a pipeline into Raytheon I'm guessing you aren't criticizing them for their 401(k) options. Raytheon is an imperfect company necessitated by an imperfect world. Surely you aren't the type of fool who believes we would be able to live in peace and harmony if we only did away with the military-industrial complex? Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and their freedoms. Ukraine wishes it had a handful of Raytheons right now.
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>>2207 >Your fixation on The West is incomprehensible to me. There are ten billion people on this planet, anon. And you are eyeball-deep in the social issues of a very small portion of them which, by your own admission, are a degenerate cesspit likely beyond any redemption. Why? Maybe you're right Gunship. Maybe it is a fixation on my part. I generally consider it a natural pride in both my civilization and the White men primarily responsible for advancing it -- arguably one of the greatest civilizations in all human history. Ofc it pains me deeply to see it destroyed by the enemies of both my people, my civilization, indeed all humanity. But demonic pawns gonna demon I suppose. I expect God is actually turning the entire thing over to the enemy due to our collective obstinance in obeying His mandates, indeed even acknowledging His existence as the parlor game so many of our delusionals here today are quite fond of. I don't know much of anything tbh, but I find it perfectly natural that I would be highly concerned over the destruction of something seemingly so unique, and -- humanly speaking -- so great. OTOH, all great empires die. It just kind of sucks to watch it happening before my very eyes for my own. :/ >tl;dr We certainly had a great ride. But maybe you're right and it's doomed now. >If someone dumped spoonfuls of shit into my bowl of pudding, I am certainly not going to sit there trying to remove it and save the pudding; I am going to go get another bowl. >Likewise, if Western 'man' has become a lazy hedonist whose downward spiral seems unstoppable LOL. Nice analogy. I care about these men who have been so abused by a system so artificially propped-up by their enemies, and watching those evil bastards actually succeed at their intended destructive outcome causes my blood to boil tbqff. >how about you mosey on over to some of the many cultures that are not quite literally killing themselves and live a meaningful life? I've often considered this over the past couple years since Usurper-in-Chief was placed on a stolen throne by these self-same bastards. TBH, I've become a weeb over the past decade or so, and have often thought about 'escaping' to Weeb-central in Nippon. However it's quite obvious that they are following JewSA's lead today, and are inevitably going to go down the same shitter before much longer. Indeed the flush handle has already been pulled there AFAICT. >I took a trip down to the southern portion of Mexico last year. It's an absolutely beautiful place with cheap housing, wonderful people, and a great climate. Affairs permitting, I expect to set up a base camp of sorts down there in the coming years, I mentioned before having spent some time in the jungles on the Guatemalan border. I fell in love with the Indians there, and have more than once longed to return to those simple villages. Really amazing experience for me. >and perhaps spend most of my time somewhere in Southeast Asia. Feminism, gender transformers, manufactured identities, the rise of 'science' and his cousin 'experts' as omniscient deities; none of this horseshit will be found in some montagnard village. Heh, sounds like a charming life actually. :^) >Why do you insist on spending the few decades you have been allotted in conflict with the zeitgeist? It's a good question. I've been giving it a lot of thought over the last couple of days since I read your post. I wanted to think about it a little before responding here to you actually.
>>2210 >obstinance against obeying*
>>2210 >I generally consider it a natural pride in both my civilization and the White men primarily responsible for advancing it And how does 'robowaifu' further that advancement? Rather than face the challenges of today head-on and seek to overcome them, you are working towards a cowardly end where young men vegetate in their parents' houses, staring at a facsimile of a woman that keeps them amused and withdrawn until they eventually die. What benefit does that yield? If the accomplishments of your ancestors fill you with pride, then your fight is in your community, working with young men and women. I see robowaifu as nothing more than young men taking the easy way out; of avoiding hard decisions. Today's youth, as you are aware, are unimaginably entitled and lazy. They pursue nothing except that which entertains them, and they expect society to provide for them despite their inherent worthlessness. They are a generation of insecure people, hooked on psych meds and filled with self doubt. The entirety of Rome woke up every morning not knowing whether they would be stricken with malaria by noon and die shortly after, yet they still pursued a fulfilling life and made the most of their limited time. Today's men are filled with despair and anxiety over the mere thought of 'climate change.' A person today with even a modicum of ambition and confidence will face no challenges to their advancement so long as this is the group they are up against. Start a movement of self-improvement, instill real values in the young people of your community, and expand outward. Western society was always a small group of people doing well in the broader context of the entire planet; a small group of disciplined young men and women living well while surrounded by hedonism, having children, and instilling these same values in their kids, is essentially a microcosm of Western civilization as a whole. >I expect God is actually turning the entire thing over to the enemy due to our collective obstinance in obeying His mandates Contrary to popular belief on social media, Christianity is growing tremendously, while atheism is actually declining. Christianity is growing at a rate of almost 3% annually, while the global atheist population is expected to decline from 16% to 13% over the next two decades. And are leftists ever Christian? Hardly. As usual, you are fixated on a tiny irrelevant minority of people in one place whose actions are beamed directly into your eyeballs through your internet usage, while ignoring the broader context. More people are turning to Christ than are turning away from him. >I find it perfectly natural that I would be highly concerned over the destruction of something seemingly so unique, and -- humanly speaking -- so great. I would encourage you to study the battle of Ia Drang. The book, 'We Were Soldiers Once' is an excellent account of the carnage. Bright young and educated men of character were piled from floor to ceiling as mangled corpses before their lives even truly began. Those men courageously fought and died in a hell beyond imagination. And back at home, rather than make the most of opportunities that men like this never had, young people today choose to waste away in their chairs, agonizing over abstract concepts like the fate of Western civilization, climate change, or capitalism. It is a silly mindset of a people who have never been faced with decisions of any importance, and who do not understand the value of their lives. You will be dead some day, and society will continue to do whatever it will whether you like it or not.
>>2213 >They pursue nothing except that which entertains them, and they expect society to provide for them despite their inherent worthlessness. When the rungs of social mobility have been long since removed and its openly known that its not what you know anymore that gets them anywhere, then why should they care? >A person today with even a modicum of ambition and confidence will face no challenges to their advancement so long as this is the group they are up against. There is an insane amount of elitism and open discrimination where they all see each other as nothing more than competition even in non-competitive collaborative settings. Who in their right mind would want to reward those unrepentant traitors who would gladly take everything you've made, keep you out of the loop and then be less than social while they profit off your hard work with anything more than a boot out the door? >Bright young and educated men of character were- Sure, and the legacy created by the hands of those generations was such a great indicator as a part of what laid the groundwork of the current state of things. Its a gross oversimplification, but They only made it so tyranny is but a phone call away now instead of several months by ship or days by horse. >>2210 >Ofc it pains me deeply to see it destroyed by the enemies of both my people, my civilization, indeed all humanity. Nothing is ever truly destroyed. Renaissances happen for a reason. >have often thought about 'escaping' to Weeb-central in Nippon. You sorely underestimate how xenophobic Japanese culture is. Place is pretty dead culturally and they worship false idols instead of any of their many kami thanks to that flush handle being pulled decades ago.
>>2213 Alright thanks Gunship. It's a lot to think about, give me a while to chew things over, and I'll get back to you ITT. With the turn of the month, I've begun working on my own AFK situation we discussed. It may take a while so please be patient. Cheers /f/.
>>2217 >When the rungs of social mobility have been long since removed Following World War II, the United States enjoyed a brief golden age that was nothing short of an economic miracle. Half of Europe and Southeast Asia needed to be rebuilt, an effort we largely took on and reaped the benefits of. We established an unrivaled production base in Asia, which increased our manufacturing output while also lowering the cost of goods (a decision that would come back to haunt us later, but that is another story). This entire arrangement revolved around a continent torn apart by war, and was never to last indefinitely. Hearing people talk as if the sky were falling because the economy is no longer what it was under their grandparents sounds as strange to me as a Chinaman yearning for the return of a Golden Age ushered in by The Silk Road. Circumstances have changed; adjust. I disagree with the current economic pessimism among young people. An electrician earns more than $100,000 a year. Plumbers can earn $85,000 without ever having to step foot on a college campus. Nurses at my local hospital are paid $4,500 each week (!). An ISP near me is in such desperate need of installers that it is offering a weekly incentive of $1,000 in addition to their hourly wage. Last year, I assisted a buddy in finding a home; we had no issue finding something decent for under $40,000. And if my state's prospects dried up, I'd just pack my belongings and relocate. But I'm not writing this to brag; I'm merely stating that the opportunities exist for those who are prepared to put up the effort. This is a generation that could have been born among the numerous people who spend their days searching for clean drinking water. Even at the height of our economic downturn, we offer luxuries that 1.4 billion Indians can only dream of. This generation has the luxury of spending their days aimlessly posting on the internet or creating ‘content’ unmolested, yet they have the audacity to ask why society isn't doing more for them. >legacy created by the hands of those generations I am not much concerned with their legacy (and I am certainly not justifying the was in Vietnam), I am merely comparing the response to circumstances among individuals. If I might paint a small scene for you: Over eighty hours of combat without sleep, without food, and with a canteen of water that had run dry on the first day. Shot in multiple places, dozens of troopers laid motionless in the tall grass for days, covered in ants and playing dead as the Vietnamese calmly walked the battlefield, executing anyone they found alive. These soldiers would have to lay and listen as their buddies – people they had spent every day of the week with for the past two years – were butchered by machetes, as rifle fire would have given away the Vietnamese’s locations. Now, we all experience unpleasantness in our lives. But what circumstances faced by people today could even compare to such a scene? Somewhere right now, a fat twenty year old that hasn’t had to work a day in his life is losing his shit because someone ‘misgendered’ them on social media. One man’s greatest concern was a mix of blood loss, dehydration, the death of all of his friends, and his own imminent execution. Another’s most pressing concern is the words people use to address him. And the latter does nothing but whine about the circumstances that have given him such a carefree life. When I face a challenge in my own life – when I encounter an unpleasantness that might ruin my otherwise cheery outlook – I am immediately reminded of Lt. Gen. Moore’s men, and how utterly trivial the worst of my problems are by comparison. I am reminded that the problems I am focusing on are likely not worth my time at all. I recommended that battle to the other anon because I believe the younger generation lacks context for their feelings. If he feels he can take action and save Western civilization, by all means, do it. But to sit there angry or depressed over such silly problems is a wasted life, and a squandered opportunity. We do not control our circumstances, only our response to them. To die bitter and unhappy over something that you never had control over is both a shame, and an insult to those who gave everything they had during their lifetime. >Renaissances happen for a reason. Amusingly, the Renaissance we usually speak of occurred following The Black Death. It is speculated that people seeing two thirds of everyone they ever knew suddenly die led to a renewed focus on the present and on earthly life with its inescapable mortality. So again with World War II and the following economic miracle. Good times must be preceded by bad times; nothing new under the sun.
>>2219 >"starving people in africa" >numbers numbers numbers >"well I got me and my 6 buddies jobs at a fortune 500 company" -And these niggers never prove it, just talk pure bullshit and spam this same gayop script forever. >And if my state's prospects dried up, I'd just pack my belongings and relocate. Okay glownigger. >somewhere right now, a fat twenty year old that hasn’t had to work a day in his life is losing his shit because someone ‘misgendered’ them on social media. rent free
>>2220 I wish you all the best, anon. Take care.
>>2220 gunship’s spiritual-boomer spillage above notwithstanding, it’s always a bad move to swallow the blackpill for good. Taste it, examine it, but do not swallow it. It’s well worth training to keep your morale separate from the circumstances you are dealt. That way you need not fall into the trap of thinking that you’ve already been defeated, nor have to suffer hearing breezy materialist bootstrap fantasies, but instead free yourself to play things as they lay. It won’t guarantee you success - nothing will - but it will give you a certain equanimity that will allow you to face the times ahead with dignity. That might not seem like much of a prize, but it’s what’s available and the alternative is death. What care you if these Cold War-addled creatures crammed your inheritance down their narcissist maws and then patted themselves on the back for having Done The Work of reaching between trough and mouth as they ripped apart an inheritance they barely understood? They did not; why waste time on hating them for it? They and those who parrot their cope have already calcified, which would be fine if they were part of a foundation - but instead they’re the rotten concrete that’ll have to be ripped away before anything can be built anew. Oh well! Maybe you’ll hold the sledgehammer one day, or maybe you’ll be crushed under debris, but in the meantime get yourself through the shit so you can find out. Do you have time to listen to flatulent self-righteousness? I sure as fuck don’t think any of us do, so shut your ears to their madness, trust your own eyes, and focus on getting yourself through without inventing new types of copium to huff. And yes, that includes robowaifus - or, to be more accurate, the idea of robowaifus at some point in the future, which is presently all you have in the bank.
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>>2207 > I don't see the issue as being rooted in a biological difference in women's brains (aside from hormones), but I also don't see it as being entirely that of social norms. They are living a very different reality where ambition and assertiveness often carry risks. You seem to have discovered this yourself; as you mentioned, you relate mostly to tomboys - a type of woman who is rarely cowed into feminine meekness. >I'm glad that you can see her as just a friend though. A lot of young men develop this weird habit of sorting women into categories of 'pussy I am interested in' and 'pussy I am not interested in' and then acting like an absolute retard for one group, and an asshole for the other. Women want authentic guy friends that they can open up to without feeling like they're giving off signals that will be interpreted as sexual interest. As I myself want to be able to have authentic girl friends that I can open up to without them feeling like I'm giving off signals that will be interpreted sexually, I can only try to treat others the way I want to be treated. Even for people that actively turn me off (fat, etc.), it usually costs me nothing to be nice/friendly to them. >A sense of powerlessness breeds low self-confidence, which influences all other aspects of their life. Where you or I might see problems as challenges to be overcome, most women will default to a learned helplessness of looking to others for solutions rather than trying to tackle them themselves. The whole paragraph seems largely sensible to me, but I just quoted part of it to save space. I mostly agree with this assessment; I simply gravitate to the ones that don't exhibit as much of that learned helplessness. Additionally I think they're just more interesting to talk to generally. >>2208 >And if you've ever seen what happens when someone criticizes transvestites in a college setting, you know exactly why the 'free sharing of ideas' is not going to happen among this group. I haven't tested those waters myself, although I am aware of what would likely happen. That said it does depend somewhat on how you frame things. If you phrase it as "they sometimes work against their own interests and even entrench the opposition by acting in ways that much of contemporary society deems unacceptable," you might be able to get away with it. >Raytheon is an imperfect company necessitated by an imperfect world. Surely you aren't the type of fool who believes we would be able to live in peace and harmony if we only did away with the military-industrial complex? No, but I also don't want to do something that directly or indirectly helps to create ever-more efficient ways to murder people. >Much of higher education in this country has become an expensive daycare where barely-literate teenagers riding the safety of grade-inflation major in a variety of social sciences that are completely detached from reality. It is beyond parody at this point, and certainly beyond utility. I do see this around me. I partially blame our schools for utterly failing to teach anything but how to take tests, but I also blame students for having no intellectual curiosity of their own. >Ukraine wishes it had a handful of Raytheons right now. Maybe. But I still am too autistic to want to have a direct hand in something like that. >>2213 >how does 'robowaifu' further that advancement? you are working towards a cowardly end where young men vegetate in their parents' houses, staring at a facsimile of a woman that keeps them amused and withdrawn until they eventually die. By stopping mentally unfit people from reproducing without having to forcibly sterilize them? Said partially in jest, of course. If we ever make humanoid robots (and I kind of hope that never happens), and we can make them act 'human-like,' I think it'd be a sick and cruel joke for both the people and the machines. Either they're unwilling slaves or they aren't sufficiently humanlike. >>2210 Hi. I'm an atheist. That doesn't mean I don't have morals, or have any ill will towards religious people. I admire the ideals jesus epouses; I just don't believe in a divine power or natural order. On a lighter note, I've been watching Dirty Pair; it's been very fun so far.
>>2207 I don't see the issue as being rooted in a biological difference in women's brains Go back to the kitchen Hoe
>>2220 Speaking of starvation...
Got offered a free Olivetti M24 today. Green CRT, no HDD. I think I'm going to take it.
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>>2232 I took it. Sorry for the clutter, i'm in the middle of moving.
>>2232 >>2233 Maybe if you put as much effort on prayer and allowed christ in, you would've been saved. Spread the good word :D
>>2234 Fuck off. If a god is so petty as to prioritize my ability to jerk him off on Sundays, rather than prioritizing my actual actions and ideals — ideals and practices which, I might add, are more in line with Jesus's teachings than what many Christians today practice ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usury ) - I'd rather not have faith in that god. So yeah. If the fate of my soul depends on whether I believe in some invisible, intangible ghost or whatever, rather than on anything concrete that can actually help people or make our lives better, I think it's better this way. At least it means I'm not ultimately doing what I do out of selfishness and fear. I appreciate the concern, but leave me alone. If there is a god, I would hope that god cares more about actions than words.
>>2235 >If a god is so petty as to prioritize my ability to jerk him off on Sundays, rather than prioritizing my actual actions and ideals >I appreciate the concern, but leave me alone. If there is a god, I would hope that god cares more about actions than words. You hold heretical beliefs which are not of the church, repent now sinner. You resemble muslims in your rejection of the church. Eternal fire awaits you ;(
Oh yeah. I should mention. If I ever do change my mind, I want it to be because my philosophy has led me there, rather than because someone else says I should. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4P5dsPvRIA Not directly related to that, but a solid criticism anyway. >>2237 If my sole 'sin' is not believing in an invisible man in the sky, then go fuck yourself. You seem to use religion to form notions of you versus the heretics, rather than loving your neighbor in any real way. And if you think that telling people they're terrible and living in sin is a way of loving or even being concerned for the wellbeing of your neighbor, then you are full of yourself, or are delusional and mentally ill.
You are comparing yourself to others, rather than looking to Jesus for guidance. You practice your faith performatively, and are devoid of any real spiritual motivation. See also: "holier-than-thou." And Romans 14:13-14:15.
Hahaha this guy has been shitting up every board pretending to be from /christian/ and the moderation doesn't do shit. At least they aren't /fascist/ right guys :^)
>>2240 I don't see any need to moderate a few low-effort posts, especially ones that aren't breaking the rules (this is the thread for off-topic discussion, after all). At most, this guy is just the latest cross-board shitposter everyone will forget about in a few months.
>>2241 It beats the plague of /monster/fags advertising this place on 4chan and shilling discord links while they shit up every board with vtranny drama.
>>2240 It's clearly a mohammadean falseflag, faggot.
>>2242 That is a thing that happens? Why, though? I have no idea what /monster/ is, by the way. Also, discord in general should burn.
>>2241 I am a gay mohammadean troll
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Got a '76 Volvo 244 (manual, with overdrive) in pretty nice shape. Original paint and the clear coat is not failing. Going to baby this thing forever if I can. And store it in a garage through midwestern winter salt hell. Hopefully the K-jetronic fuel system will be okay with that.
Also saw this while out and about; remembered you, commie.
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>>2233 AT&T's descent into utter irrelevance is unfortunate. Once on the forefront of Unix, they've now even abandoned their prized dividend security by merging their only profitable division into Discovery. The entire company seems to exist now solely for the purpose of trying to sell me DirecTV (completely undeterred by the fact that I do not even own a television and never will). >>2235 >are more in line with Jesus's teachings than what many Christians today practice Churches are now, and have always been, houses of sinners seeking salvation. That is the entire point, and so it has always confounded me that atheists look to Christian 'hypocrisy' as a gotcha. I am no more surprised to see Christians on their third marriage than I would be to find relapsing alcoholics at an AA meeting. >If there is a god, I would hope that god cares more about actions than words. I do agree. >>2238 >I want it to be because my philosophy has led me there, rather than because someone else says I should. I recommended once (and you can't stop me from doing again) City of God by Augustine of Hippo. If you are looking for philosophical arguments rather than modern evangelizing, look no further than the book that influenced the entirety of the Middle Ages. On the topic of that YouTube video, Genesis had a great song about modern evangelicalism called 'Jesus He Knows Me'. Really catchy lines about toll free numbers and the like. >You seem to use religion to form notions of you versus the heretics Nu-Christianity has become a shibboleth for the Very Online right, in the same token that 'folks', 'violence', or 'uterus havers' are for the Very Online left. Whether by the trappings of religion or inclusivity, meanings become obfuscated through word choices that serve no other purpose than to signal to the reader the author's leanings on social issues. In going through several months of emails today, I decided I'd had enough of one lad who had taken up what I can only describe as 'ironic Christianity.' I have no desire to read anything written by someone who refers to people as 'my brother in Christ' yet has never even seen a bible in his lifetime. >>2251 >K-jetronic fuel system If you really like the car, replace that with a modern fuel injection system. The K-Jetronic is an alien system that no one will touch, and few parts are available for. It is probably the most fragile part of that entire car, and half the reason older Mercedes sell for under $5k. But if you ever have to work with it, check out the BenzWorld forum. The K-Jetronic was used in a variety of Mercedes models for over a decade, and its various problems and solutions are well documented there. >>2252 Lovely; someone really knows what they have there. But I would have to say that my favorite Merc would be something in the W126 line. I settled on the W140 largely because I can't imagine anything from the 80's being a worthwhile daily driver unless I was prepared to spend a thousand dollars on parts every time I came home from the grocery store.
>>2255 that must be why gnu is the only one still using that backwards ass at&t syntax
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>>2255 >pic kek'd >City of God by Augustine of Hippo Do you have a specific book/volume of that you recommend starting out with above the others?
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>>2267 Humans exist to satisfy their needs and wants. There is no greater purpose to live. Indulge, work, and die. Inevitably there will be no need for work.
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>>2267 I don't think I'll ever understand just what the fuck happened to the trollface meme over the past few years.
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Good evening, all. Hope everyone had a fine summer. >>2261 Some volumes may be more relevant to your particular perspective and troubles, but I cannot recommend one over another to a person. The work as a whole is worthy of much reflection, and is perhaps second only to Colonel Hackworth's About Face on my list of recommendations. >>2267 Consider the man who eats fast food daily. Enjoyment turns into addiction and dependence, and worse still - tolerance. The fast food addict no longer derives any enjoyment from his meals, and sees them only as yet another part of his routine. And where one meal might have satisfied him at the start, he now needs one order of this, another of that, an extra large something in his search for satiety. A single cheeseburger would leave him yearning for more. We recognize that too much fast food has dire consequences on the individual because we can see the results manifest in the form of physical obesity. But pornography too yields similar results in the form of moral obesity; degrading the value of human interaction and dulling the fulfillment of actual relationships. You need only spend a few minutes on Discord or other rubbish to find porn-addicted men who could never interact with a woman in a healthy manner, and who view nearly everything through a lens of pornographic desire and loneliness. And where the fast food addict requires ever more greasy garbage, the alcoholic ever more to drink - the porn addict requires ever more taboo content. Simple nudity would never suffice for the porn addict, nor would videos of actual sex anymore. Instead the porn addict begins to seek out increasing taboos (anal, gang-bang, erotic torture, piss, bestiality, cuckolding, raceplay, chastity, sissification, etc). Individuals convicted of possessing/distributing child sexual abuse material most commonly use the excuse of eventually 'running out' of other material that could get them off sufficiently. Through thousands of years of human lives come and gone, the one constant found has been that moderation of joy leads to contentment with life, and indulgence leads to misery. Whether it be wealth, entertainment, food, or even sexual stimulation, there is no surer path to fulfillment in our infantile era of 'let people enjoy things' than in taking a step back and admitting you've had your share for now. Come back another time and have more when the time is right; no one ever gazed at a fast food addict and thought, "He's the happiest man I know." >>2268 A childish and depressingly uninspired perspective all too popular with the terminally online. What is music if not mere noise? What is a rotisserie chicken if not a decaying bird corpse? But it is our humanity that allows us to see beyond the literal; to turn such noise and a pile of bird flesh into a memorable dinner spent with family. I hope that you will one day discover personal meaning in your life's choices and experiences.
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>>2267 Well lance, I've been threatening to throw out the printer for years, and I finally did. Brother is joining everyone else with a new printer-as-a-service subscription in Europe, which will soon arrive here. Picked up a WWII vintage Royal for pocket change at an estate sale; so long, printer corpos.
>>2271 Thanks, hope you did yourself gunship. Appreciate the recommendation. >Colonel Hackworth's About Face TBH, never heard of it before your post here.

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