>>17309 >humanities, internationalism, liberal arts
Oh god, thats not going to get you anywhere but deeper into debt. This is another problem the youth seem to have, they spend too much money or take out too many loans and suddenly blame the rich for being poor. College is a rip off unless you intend to get a very professional job (being a lawyer, a doctor, an engineer or an archaeologist, etc.) Otherwise forget it, go to trade school instead, you'll save a lot of money and actually have a skill you can utilize in the business world.
>>17310 The problem with automation is two-fold: 1) you can't automate everything because someone has to code the programs, others have to correct vulnerabilities in codes, others have to maintain the machines, others have to clean the factories or take care of the facility if something goes wrong. 2) You can't have a civilized society without workers and without income or any payroll. Who is the government going to tax? Who will become the taxpayers if everyone is out of a job? How will the government budget without their host, taxes? Will the conglomerates be taxed? I would assume they'd have to be, that or the government would defect and steal all the wealth the conglomerates have (both sides are greedy you know). This just won't work out well, its a wet dream by some super-rich elitists who are really disconnected from reality. We see this with the populist uprisings in Europe and the EU bureaucrats are baffled as to what happened, as if they don't even know what they themselves instigated.
>>17311 I didn't have that problem, my overpaid overpaid Republican fam own 3 houses and refuse to pay taxes to support other kids education but they paid for my education. I met a friend from China whose family owns about 10 properties spread over the USA and China. There were lots of international students with similar wealth at my school taking the same classes as me.
Debt? Fooey, if you're rich your parents will easily pay for that and set you up with a job when you graduate at their company or will send you off to get an MBA. The Bachelors isn't that important anymore, connections matter. Vocational school does not prepare you to be a manager, it does not teach you abstract thinking, it teachers you how to be a drone somewhere below a slightly more enlightened drone working in middle management. Education is one way we keep a two tier society, and if you want people to rise on talent rather than their pedigree then you need to support the expansion of 4 year universities to all people on the public dime.
But it's important to have a society of concerned voters who know secrets of the world. Business teaches you a lot of practical career stuff, including how to manipulate people in the office politics. A lot of the professors are former CEOs, enterpreneurs, vice presidents, accountants or lawyers who believe selfishness and greed are good, and that think the ends justify the means. That's why Business Ethics wasn't even a required course, it was a voluntary course.
>>17314 I can't tell whether your joking or actually serious but I'll take a shot at this.
>overpaid Republican fam... refuse to pay taxes thats illegal >to support other kids education they're not obligated to do that; taxes yes, paying for others no >but they paid for my education typically the case for upper-class and ritzy families
>I met a friend from China whose family owns about 10 properties spread over the USA and China.
Not surprised at all if true, the Chinese have gotten pretty wealthy off our former industries.
>The Bachelors isn't that important anymore, connections matter.
Then the Bachelors degree is a waste of money (to most students).
Considering the EU wants to censor the internet under the guise of 'copyright enforcement' I think it would be a good idea to discuss alternatives to file hosting, such as decentralized P2P clients. I use Soulseek and have tested out Tribler as well. Both are pretty awesome tools. Mostly music is shared with Soulseek but there are movies and TV shows (among other obscure content) being shared among peers as well. Tribler has much more diverse content being shared among peers as it not only works as a P2P but also a Bit Torrent client as well. Both these platforms have their own built-in search engines so you can find the media you want to download. What it comes down to is this: if unelected bureaucrats intend to curb our ability to share media over the web, we will seek alternatives such as node to node communications.
This is a great tool for leakers and defectors who have access to sensitive information they want to get out!
Killcord is a tool used to build resilient deadman's switches for releasing encrypted payloads. In its default configuration, killcord leverages ethereum and ipfs for censorship resistance. The killcord project owner hides a secret key from the world by checking in to the killcord smart contract on ethereum. If the owner stops checking in after a period of time, the killcord is triggered and the secret key that decrypts an encrypted payload is published.
Tixati is a no-bullshit, easy to use P2P and Bit-torrent client with DHT, PEX and Magnet Link support. Includes RC4 connection encryption for added security. It works for most Windows and Linux operating systems.
Shareaza is a P2P file sharing program for Windows. Shareaza can connect to up to 4 separate Peer-to-Peer networks, providing access to hundreds of thousands of diverse users, all from one single program. You can download/upload from these networks: EDonkey2000, Gnutella, BitTorrent and Gnutella2 (G2).
OnionShare lets you securely and anonymously share files of any size. It works by starting a web server, making it accessible as a Tor Onion Service, and generating an unguessable URL to access and download the files. It does not require setting up a separate server or using a third party file-sharing service. You host the files on your own computer and use a Tor Onion Service to make it temporarily accessible over the internet. The receiving user just needs to open the URL in Tor Browser to download the file.
Bitmessage is a decentralized, encrypted, peer-to-peer, trustless communications protocol that can be used by one person to send encrypted messages to another person, or to multiple subscribers. Bitmessage encrypts each user's message inbox using public-key cryptography and replicates it inside its P2P network, mixing it with inboxes of other users in order to conceal user's identity, prevent eavesdropping and allow the network to operate in a decentralized manner. The Bitmessage communications protocol avoids sender-spoofing through authentication, and hides metadata from wiretapping systems.
Greeks/Romans believed we were made of atoms and tended to think all forms of creationism were ridiculous. Lucretius believed in a kind of proto-darwinian natural selection around 100 BC. The pagans were relatively advanced empiricists. After that the Christian virus was worse than the black death since it triggered the Dark Ages. You don't get to hear much about it because the church propaganda has been so strong. Edward Gibson's book the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a classic and it ctiticized Christianity for turning the people away from Earthly affairs after Emperor Augustine, even as the barbarians were at the gate. Christianity fermented violence and strife from intolerance towards the rich and educated pagans and all literary work by pagans, plunging people into dogma and ignorance, and hastening the destruction of the Roman empire. Edward's defining book was censored when the Catholic church added it to the Index Librorum Prohibitorum.
If there had been no Christianity/monotheism by now we would have cures for cancer, genetically engineered cat girls, massive VR video games with centuries of programming, huge automated factories on the moon, other colonys throughout the solar system and sent a generational mother ship would be half way to Alpha Centauri. I'll never forgive Christianity for depriving me of Alfheim Online and Chobits in my bedroom.
We could still find cures, but Big Pharma won't let it happen, they suppress all research into it and have even killed scientists who tried finding cures for cancer. Why? Cancer = Big $$$ to the medical industrial complex.
>genetically engineered cat girls
You have to be fucking kidding us, right? I'm sure if there were a way to do it companies would already been doing it (not that its necessarily humane but when has that ever stopped them?)
>massive VR video games They're already making them. >with centuries of programming I'm sure the cavemen could have figured that out before they invented the stone wheel.
OK, this I got to know. When was the last time you were forced to go to church? Perhaps if you really young your parents are still making you go. Otherwise if your older than I suspect, I doubt you are being forced to go.
>>17268 <If there had been no Christianity/monotheism by now we would have cures for cancer
I know someone who has a PhD in biochemistry. This guy has done more than most informing people how to keep fit, stay healthy, about proper nutrition and keeping a healthy diet and - your going to love this - he's an evangelist Christian. His name is Dr. Ted Broer and this guy has been saving lives since the early 1980s going on TV and radio interviews, talking to his patients and exposing the horrifically unhealthy processed junk foods consumers like to eat and he goes into detail of how many junk foods people eat inevitably lead to diabetes and higher risks of cancer. He's cured patients with his recommendations to. "You are what you eat." "If you mope around like a lazy vegetable you'll start feeling like a lazy vegetable." He now owns his own supplement store, selling vitamins and has passed a lot of his knowledge on to his kids who are now also doing radio interviews today.
Released as public domain. The goal of Devilution itself is to recreate the original source code as accurately as possible, in order to ensure that everything is preserved. This goes as far as bugs and badly written code in the original game. However, it becomes a solid base for developers to work with; making it much easier than before to update, fix, and port the game to other platforms.
Having tried the alternatives and found them incomplete at best (freeablo & DGEngine), this is a HUGE leap forward. Hopefully from this we will see a working game by the end of the year.
>>16575 I am a newfag here. Just came through tor.
I guess, grand unified imageboards will not happen again, also because every normie has enough time and internet access, to visit any board he wants.
I can never grow big without attracting normies and redditors and all the shit piling into 4chan etc.
>>17229 This was the way it was meant to be. Who wants one big centralized controlled platform? If you like that, go to Facebook or reddedit as a perfect example to see what happens. The authority is compromised or sells out to the establishment, or creates a for-profit platform turning into a de-facto honeypot.
The only real alternative is to decentralize as much as possible, creating various boards for various reasons moderated by various kinds of people. Those who the most open-minded will check out as much as possible and decide what best suits them. Those that are closed minded will stick to only one or two platforms and never leave their safe spaces.
"It isn't easy being faster than the speed of sound"
It was a cold and dreary night on that fateful day, strong winds blowing from the east from the mouth of an angry god, droplets of rain crashing down from the clouds above my head, blocking the moons light and bringing darkness,large waves rocking the ship back and forth, and a single objective which I had to fulfill. Hundreds of miles away from any landmasses, in the middle of the Atlantic ocean near the Mid-Atlantic ridge, there I was on a cargo-ship, hiding on the upper deck away from prying eyes, with my sight on the captains quarters. For many decades I have specialized in special operations under the authority of the CIA, disbanding terrorist groups, assassinating major figures, gaining intelligence on foreign governmental entities, and traversing the world. Tonight, my objective was to kill the captains guest, a young man from a Norway who was a very influential figure in the Norwegian government who felt like taking a small vacation into the ocean. I knew not why I was to kill this person, or how to do it, but was only told that it needed to be done, and without question. I had worked my way through the maze of shipping containers, avoiding the bright floodlights illuminating the entirety of the ship, and the employees waltzing around, trying to brighten up their day here in the wet hell. Being seen wasn't a problem, it isn't easy to see that which travels faster than the speed of sound, but one must remember that such high speed results in the displacement of large amounts of air in a short interval of time, and does generate the loudest of sounds, which causes suspicion to arise. What would normally take a human perhaps hours to complete took me only a few seconds, and in the blink of an eye I had made it to the captains quarters from the front deck, producing a knife from within my coat, ready to fulfill my duty. I opened the door, completely bypassing the lock through mere brute force (Fists moving faster than the speed of sound from a stopped position in mere milliseconds generates forces you couldn't even begin to fathom), and navigated my way to the captains bedroom. I had once again punched their door open and made my way to the left side of the bed, raising my knife high into the air, grasped within both my fists, and without hesitation, driven into the heart of my victim, them completely oblivious to what had just occurred, and the sound of the door finally reaching us. They had awoken from their deep slumber, shrieking in terror at the blade lodged deep within their torso stained with their blood, and a small bipedal creature unlike any other seen before standing at their side. I had taken a few steps back, the victim still screaming in fear and the captain barging into the room, grasping a shotgun and scanning the room, catching me in his sight, and pointing his gun at me, shouting the words, "What are you?!?!?!", his body trembling in fear like a cornered dog being approached by the controller of animals. I had responded, "They call me B", and with the conclusion of my statement, I squeezed my eyes shut, concentrating the energy within me to prepare for my departure. I had begun to levitate into the air, a glowing white aura forming around me, illuminating the room, and protecting me from the bullets of the captain's gun. I had slammed my hands together, and a black sphere had grown from my solar plexus, consuming the entirety of my body, and then shrunk into an infinitesimally small point, sending me through the fabric of reality faster than the speed of light and leaving me in the main control room of the pentagon, completely powerless and weakened what I had just performed.
>>17164 Yah, same here. I could see Big Tech companies using this to spy on you 24/7 and in the most intimate ways too. The doll looks cute, but its like bringing a trojan horse into your bedroom. I'll stick to real sex and fapping to older playboy mags.
>>17214 They could have imbedded microphones, possibly cameras behind the eyes for all we know. 4G beacons to pick up and eavesdrop on remote wireless internet traffic. There are a lot of very sophisticated methods Big Tech can spy on people.
>>17216 You'd be surprised at the level of secrecy in Silicon Valley, they work directly with governments too (and thats why big tech is so heavily subsidized). If they want your data - unless your really paranoid and tech savvy - they'll be able to get it without you ever knowing a thing.
>>17211 I'm not going to waste any more time seeing as I am already jeopardizing my life by doing this, but I will tell you. I built a computer program for the analyzation of ones skeletal structure, using 3D models of different individuals from various races, I created an index of general skeletal features related to each individual race, a means of identifying imposers on the television. Kim-Jong Un however has an oddly shaped head for one who is from that particular region, lacking pronounced mid-facial features with a flat back and no occipital bun, not observable in the region he should be from. Anyone with knowledge in kinesiology would also realize that his bodily movements are unnatural, the arm-leg relation when walking and his head movements, they are varied enough but instead linear. >Incorrect skeletal structure >Non-symmetrical bodily movements without natural variation and small defects What does that make?
>>17212 I heard that the North Korean mythos has them coming from this revered mountain somewhere near or on the border with China when in actuality their family was refugees from some Soviet occupied Asian territory. Is that what you mean?
Alright your shitty spam brought me here, i was going to just drop some shitposts but i rather have you redirect me to your local loli or toddlercon boards for some sampling or if you do not allow or have such content i shall consider your chan completely pozzed and inferior to 8ch
Just watched black panther. Not deep or amazing, but I liked it better than any capeshit Ive seen in years. The movie teaches you that choosing leaders by hand to hand combat is retarded, and that you can have the most technologically advanced system but if you have a primative political system you can lose it all.
Naked Lunch. Based off a book once banned in America in the 1950s. An exterminator murders his wife after developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs. He becomes an outlaw and drug addict warped out his skull, and assumes that he is working undercover for a secret intelligence agency that is infiltrated by mutant alien insects from another planet.
Deliverance. A cult classic thriller about 4 men who were brave - and stupid - enough to canoe down a notoriously dangerous river, albeit a fictional river, which unknowing to them is flooded by construction of a new dam being built. They are lucky enough to come out alive, yet are left stranded out in the middle of nowhere fighting to survive and seek civilization once again.
Goin' South. Based in times of the Civil War, criminals could be purchased by property owners for their labor. A small western town allows a bachelorette with ulterior motives to save a horse thief from the gallows by marrying him. The problem is this thief is not fully reformed and still has connections to a local gang of bandits, and the Sheriff never trusted him to begin with. Its a classic western drama, comedy and thriller all rolled into one.
Taxi Driver. A disgruntled veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for revenge against a pimp and his client, a former corrupt politician, while attempting to liberate a twelve-year-old prostitute.
>>17198 Taxi Driver. A disgruntled veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for revenge against a pimp and his client, a former corrupt politician, while attempting to liberate a twelve-year-old prostitute.
Hello. I have worked for the United States Department of Education over the last 20 years. I am currently retiring from my position. I come here to inform you about an unknown and highly classified operation as an anonymous whistleblower. Hear me out first. I want you to know corruption is horrific within many governmental agencies and even though there are good people working for these agencies we are all compromised in different ways and many of us have been highly intimidated to keep quite for years under threat of prosecution. What I am about to admit will disturb some of you.
There is a massive psychological war game the Department of Education has been operating for some time now. It is a mass infiltration, subversion and surveillance program all combined into one. Taxpayer money which should have been spent on proper regulations and enforcing safety within the private sector has been diverted to perform this war game operation. The Department of Education is paying a lot of hush money to agents whom can infiltrate universities. Some are professors. Some are students. Some of the "activists" you see are them too. Some are hired within school commission boards later on. And they are there to control narratives, maintain influence for governmental interests as well as for spying on legitimate activists and oppress those who will not comply to their narratives. They operate on both sides, within hard left and hard right groups. Colleges across the country are being compromised by the United States government for control over future workforces.
This is all I can and will say for now. Soon, I hope soon, this will all come out. Wish us luck.
>>16745 I think it's more about the grossly exaggerated value of attending an official university course relative to how much more it can actually contribute to your knowledge of the subject. I guess what you get is a rank on a global rating system, but is what they offer really that inaccessible beyond our own means? Not to mention the bias. Sure it can aid you in learning, but how much more than if you just tried on your own? And if there's no value in that, then what's left? How can you use that particular degree? I suppose its value depends on what you're trying to achieve by attending in the first place. What your goals are.
Of course, if you can contribute to and expand the knowledge the general public has on the subject through it, great. But then the problem of bias arises again. Who/what can really be held as a true authority on the matter and what reasons do we have to acknowledge it?
OP, I appreciate the post (and do wish you luck). But is there any concrete proof to be shown of it? How affected/involved are countries the US has influence on?
>>16745 It may be a bit stereotypical but everyone has their own philosophy, some good and some bad. Why pay extraordinary amounts of cash to learn a philosophy? Just buy a $20 paperback book and read it. Saves you a fuck-ton of money. People just don't know to save a dollar these days, sheesh.
>>17149 Because any decent philosophy teacher will curate the material and make the class argue while playing the devil's advocate against the majority, and moderating to keep the arguments from becoming stupid and low class.
>>17155 Thats a fair argument, but outside getting some kind of educational job like your professor I don't see what kind of productive jobs you can get learning philosophy. Most students would be much better off if they learned a skill or trade they can utilize around the area they live. Believe it or not skilled labor jobs pay decent money and are in high demand but the problem is the private for-profit educational system would rather younger people not know about those careers (because they would quickly figure out that they would not need to take huge student loans to get any of those skilled jobs). Talk to some HVAC workers who make a middle class income and ask them what they know about philosophy. They'd laugh. Do the same to a plumber making $30 per hour... you'll get the point soon enough.
>>17154 No offense intended, but isn't your country already subjugated and deeply in debt? What I'm trying to say is there may not be much more to lose. Correct me if I'm wrong, I may be, I'm not Canadian. Do enlighten us to what kind of BS is going on now.
In last week's column comparing median income numbers from country to country, we found that, by the measure the OECD uses, median incomes in the US are the seventh highest in the world (not counting some tiny city states.) Even after including income from welfare programs, the median income of the US is about equal to that of Austria and Denmark.
These numbers include incomes from welfare programs, so it may very well be that the US's relatively pro-market institutions really do lead to higher incomes for many millions of people — even including people in the lower third of incomes. Breaking out states showed that some regions of the US compare even more favorably.
The response to the article, of course, was predictable. Advocates for converting the US even more into a European style welfare state chimed in — in social media and in the comments section — with claims that European countries have higher life expectancy, lower crime, and are just generally better places.
This is often true, although comparisons don't favor European welfare states nearly as much when we break out the US by states. Many US states compare quite well in terms of crime and life expectancy.
"On paper" comparisons, often favor the European welfare states.
When it comes to making comparisons of this nature, however, it's always important to take a look at where people actually choose to live.
This has long been a useful tool in comparing US states, of course, and there's been a long trend of people moving from high-tax states in the US to low-tax ones. When choice exists, many people vote with their feet.
And while it's much more difficult and expensive to move from, say, Belgium to the United States than from California to Texas, the choices migrants make nevertheless can provide us with useful information. These moves tell us the demonstrated preferences of the migrants.
Almost half the European nations no longer have free speech or free press anymore. Europe is being flooded with third world migrants (many of which are not very friendly or civilized). Very few European countries have the right to self-defense (unlike the US). National sovereignty is looked at as "muh evil Nazism". Poverty ridden. Coward leaders. Corrupt politicians.
Sure the US has some problems, and to an extent our freedoms are always under attack too, but not nearly the level or the hostility average Europeans suffer. You dare speak out in parts of Europe you'll get v& and swept away (like, dare I say it, gestapo tactics).
Europe needs to get their shit together or their finished. They'll become a third world tyranny like we see in Venezuela. Americans need to keep their guns and viciously speak out all the time, or we're doomed as well.
>>17139 We are not to blame for every problem, many European leaders are just as shitty as our leaders. In fact, many Americans; myself included; would be more than delighted to see Europeans reclaim their national sovereignty and cut ties with our own corrupted leaders. Globalization has led to a global disaster in many aspects, for us as well as you guys over there.
I'm not blaming the citizens, I'm blaming the horrible leaders and there is a big, big difference. We all need to get our shit together and fix the bullshit going on in our own nations.
>>17122 I think the reason is simpler. Langaugae and business opportuintirs thst come with US homogeneity. Also Europeans are anti American which puts off Americans from going there (though they love bringing in muslims), but Americans accept europeans.
No, the citizens do not like bringing in hoards of hostile third worlders. Their corrupt, arrogant and dangerous leaders, however, do enjoy destabilizing their nations. And I think that is a great reason why we are seeing populist uprisings, riots and growing anger over there. That is why many Europeans are fleeing and moving to countries like the US. I know for a fact I would if I were in their shitty situation.
Lets do this nation wide. Nah, fuck it. WORLDWIDE!
Yesterday VBJ (Youth party of Vlaams Belang) went to the Brussels "refugee" hotspot. They handed out contact details of notorious marxist professors, who push open-border and immigration. Those who push immigration, can start by housing and feeding them.