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Photos, outdoor stuff and whatnot Bernd 05/30/2018 (Wed) 19:00:23 [Preview] No. 16734 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Let's start a new one, especially that I have new photos.

New blurry photos of funny for example. I'm not sure it's the same I managed to take a pic of last time (pic #3) might be not. These new pics were taken not far from there tho. It was far up high in the canopy, made huge noise with the branches and leaves, which covered both of us from each other and muffled my noises (while I walk fairly quietly). It rushed toward my direction on the branches then stopped there between two trees in the middle of that long one. So I took a shot. It was too far tho.
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Bernd 12/08/2018 (Sat) 16:34:48 [Preview] No.21103 del
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Don't think so. It's non edible but most such fungi aren't poisonous. The main reason one wouldn't eat it because it would be not a pleasant experience. It's hard as fuck but the taste might be even shittier. I think very few "tree-based" mushroom is edible most notably picrel. I find one not long ago. Ate it in scrambled eggs with onions. Tasted breddy gud.

Just a mystery of life. Go with it.

Bernd 12/09/2018 (Sun) 23:33:00 [Preview] No.21138 del

Even common popular edible mushrooms are pretty bad as food by nutrition value. They are full of chitin, they aren't easy digested and don't contain large amounts of beneficial nutrients etc. But they are tasty. And people also just eat almost everything they can.

Bernd 12/10/2018 (Mon) 13:25:31 [Preview] No.21148 del
I always wanted to try picking my own mushrooms because mass produced ones from the supermarket are usually shit tier, but I'd probably accidentally kill myself or something.

Bernd 12/10/2018 (Mon) 15:45:17 [Preview] No.21158 del
It's too risky, even with a mushroom guide book sometimes it's impossible to tell apart from difference.

And testing mushrooms on animals is bad decision as something normal for them might hurt you in a terrible way.

Bernd 12/10/2018 (Mon) 16:33:11 [Preview] No.21159 del
In my childhood we went picking mushrooms all the time with my family, but usually with my granma, then in my teenage years I left out and had other things for a long time, now barely remember anything, but here's my two cents:
Pick just a few kinds you want to gather, learn all the info you can and check if they can be mistaken with other species. Then check which months they grow maybe it's different, all seasons/months have their typical mushrooms. Some cannot be mistaken with anything, picrel for example. Also checking them with an exbert is always an option. Look up who is available in your town, when and where.
If you can't recognize what you find, leave it.

>mass produced ones from the supermarket are usually shit tier
They are.

>pretty bad as food by nutrition value
And that's good. For those on certain diet.

flags not showing up Bernd 11/25/2018 (Sun) 21:09:34 [Preview] No. 20752 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Basically title, I can see it when I click to [preview] though.
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Bernd 12/10/2018 (Mon) 14:51:24 [Preview] No.21153 del
nah our one is different, not related with this one, unless you think every winter/spring etc. fest related.

Bernd 12/10/2018 (Mon) 14:54:52 [Preview] No.21154 del
I was thinking that, because the Turks took a lot of their culture from the Persians.

Bernd 12/10/2018 (Mon) 15:16:24 [Preview] No.21155 del
Such traditions usually predate to very old times and there was less interactions to consider back then.

Bernd 12/10/2018 (Mon) 15:27:37 [Preview] No.21156 del
Gokturks and Sassanids though.

Bernd 12/10/2018 (Mon) 15:42:24 [Preview] No.21157 del
Huh? Afaik Göktürks had bad ties with Sassanids , they were better on terms with ERE. But if you would have said Soghdians that would be correct there was really good amount of interaction with them.

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Poolitics serial dicksucktion - Frau Merkel Edition Bernd 06/08/2018 (Fri) 15:28:02 [Preview] No. 17063 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Here a nice thread the discuss seriously politics, the Catalonia thread is "File not found". Of course not just Merkel and the like can be topics here but anything really which fits, as usual.
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Bernd 12/05/2018 (Wed) 21:55:16 [Preview] No.21045 del
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>1:01 they call it the "stormsdonya" excercise

I've tried to understand this for half of minute until realized that it is "штурм здания" (shturm zdaniya, literally storming the building). That accent.

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Merkel was updated to Merkel 2.0 and looks like this now. Original Merkel is still kanzler, but not head of her party anymore.

Bernd 12/08/2018 (Sat) 17:00:39 [Preview] No.21106 del
Appears to be in worse shape than Merkel as if she could die in any minute. Judging by that picture.

Bernd 12/08/2018 (Sat) 19:12:30 [Preview] No.21109 del
Maybe she is larping as auschwitz survivor.

Bernd 12/10/2018 (Mon) 13:18:25 [Preview] No.21147 del
It was Hillary Clinton tier and it was in Germany.

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15th of November - Republic Day Bernd 11/16/2018 (Fri) 01:56:56 [Preview] No. 20613 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Today we celebrate and glorify Pedro II's overthrow in a military coup 129 years ago, marking our transformation into a banana republic. The strongman who led the coup is even in every 25 cent coin.
As typical, Temer spoke about the virtues and strength of liberal democracy even though the Braganza were more liberally democratic than the following regimes.
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Bernd 12/09/2018 (Sun) 07:41:02 [Preview] No.21113 del
Oh, where did the fillér go? It's the change of the HU Forint they retracted (or how you call it) it years ago. And then the 1 and 2 HUF. Now the smallest denomination is 5 HUF. Shamefur dispray.
I've never seen this type of coin. When I was a kid we had 10, 20 and 50 fillér.

Bernd 12/09/2018 (Sun) 23:25:36 [Preview] No.21137 del
>european paganism tradition mainly die out.

They didn't die, but pretty much incorporated into Christianity nowadays. Even concept of saints is more pagan than Christian (considering original Christianity), although church already fixed all problems with theological works and transformed itself. Superstitions and folk traditions also are pretty pagan things.

Bernd 12/10/2018 (Mon) 01:10:03 [Preview] No.21139 del
>(considering original Christianity)
it's an original christian concept

Bernd 12/10/2018 (Mon) 06:47:10 [Preview] No.21140 del
By dying out I mean their tradition mostly archieved by christian priests and nowadays paganism as paganism, not as tradition dieded out. I want to mean that, not saying it vanished out of nowhere.

And saintdom I think more related with ancestor worhsip/veneration, arguably even older than paganisms, if not the oldest concept in paganism.

Bernd 12/10/2018 (Mon) 07:09:19 [Preview] No.21143 del
>it's an original christian concept

It depends on form and scale. Some protestants considering this as idolatry for reasons.

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New News Thread Bernd 09/25/2018 (Tue) 17:05:25 [Preview] No. 19553 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Previous reached bump limit.

Last week Orbán Viktor's third grandkid was born. The little Anna Adél is his oldest daughter's, Ráhel, second child. Congratulations, Miniszterelnök Úr!

Meanwhile in Ghana they punch pedos right in their fruits.
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Bernd 12/09/2018 (Sun) 16:06:54 [Preview] No.21115 del
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Don't have source in English but...
Hungarian success story.
Small consultant company changed profile in 2014 and became a wholesaler. Their net income looked like this:
2012 650 €
2013 330 €
2014 300 €
The development of turnover in the following years:
2015 150 000 €
2016 210 000 €
2017 300 000 €
In the past two years the net income was 80 000 and 50 000 €. That's a large growth since pre-2015 times, the change turned out to be pretty good decision.
Apparently the Hungarian Football Federation has urgent need for motivational presents in these years. Hand exercise balls, key rings, medals, they need it in the number of ten thousands and this lucky company won the tenders... as sole applicant. For example in 2019 they have to deliver hundred thousand medals for the sum of 400 000 €.
Also the company has no employees, their "HQ" is a family house in a town of Budapest metropolitan area, they don't even have a webpage.

Bernd 12/09/2018 (Sun) 19:43:16 [Preview] No.21119 del
Really makes you think.

Bernd 12/09/2018 (Sun) 21:16:08 [Preview] No.21126 del
In the grand scheme of things 400K € is pocket change. But this is just one example not to mention the way larger money siphons.
Interestingly around me I don't experience such obscene stealing. I know stuff about state owned companies where they might handle money and materials in general less responsibly how they should but that might partially be for incompetence (there are some really interesting fuckups and lying about real deficit and such), and I really don't see into the inner working of things, so basically just hearsay or deduction from indirect info.
Sometimes people say there's no money for this or that or in general, sometimes I reply the problem is not the lack of water for the plants but that we try to haul it to the field with a sieve.

Bernd 12/09/2018 (Sun) 23:19:12 [Preview] No.21136 del

Oh, the proxy company and tender trick. Here it is so common so no one cares. Almost every real thing in Russia controlled by some small unknown company registered in Cyprus or somewhere. Even Yandex is technically registered in Netherlands.

These companies mostly unnoticed in news, but sometimes they suddenly appear, like, when famous Yukos (big oil company of Khodorkovsky) was bought by small company that was registered two weeks before auction, had 10k roubles as registered capital (300$) and had office in empty flat. Those company was bought by Rosneft few months later for those 10k roubles. Such business.

About tenders - government official wrote their requirements so precious so only one company may win (and this is company related to these officials, or just pays them money). There were few scandals when someone discovered that some words in tenders on official site have latin letters instead of cyrillic to hide tender from search.

Although there is a chance that random third party can win, of course, but only in some restricted cases. Some people from government who tried to do everything without cheating then complained that tender participants often cheat on them, putting very low bid and providing bad quality goods/services. Law forces to use lowest bid that has fulfills the requirements, but it is hard to really check if everything is all right until tender is finished.

>Apparently the Hungarian Football Federation has urgent need for motivational presents in these years. Hand exercise balls, key rings, medals, they need it in the number of ten thousands and this lucky company won the tenders... as sole applicant. For example in 2019 they have to deliver hundred thousand medals for the sum of 400 000 €.

Considering that all these things are always made in China nowadays, there is no need to do anything except transferring request and money to some Chinese factory. Only tender thing is suspicious.

Bernd 12/10/2018 (Mon) 06:55:11 [Preview] No.21142 del
Other influencing factor with these tenders and applications (not sure what's the correct term) the low level of entrepreneurship. Here it's certainly true and would bet it's similar in Russia. For one side the people don't have the spirit, the motivation to make own businesses, on the other our laws impedes enterprises with all the rules and requirements, also fucking taxation doesn't help. So very few to apply for the possibilities and monies these tenders offer. Then politicians say fuck it we pocket this dough, noone would ask for it anyway.
Right now they grant non-refundable 40K € for small enterprises in small settlements, basically villages, what do other stuff than producing agricultural goods. I stumbled into this on the internetz by accident, ofc I don't represent the target audience (for starters where I live isn't fit the village category sadly) but how those people they want to reach can know about this?
Frankly from 40K € one could make a small webdev business or graphics studio for example and even could make up some "false" expenses and use the money otherwise. One don't need a PC for this which costs thousands of dollars, would need internet what is relatively cheap, so most of the money could go for renovating the house (the home of the poor webdev) where the "company" is located or buying a small used car to roam around with it when necessary. Some people are just love to move to the countryside, especially creative ones little bit hippie style, this kinda opportunity would fit them.

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VIDEOGAMES THREAD Bernd 06/09/2018 (Sat) 16:17:24 [Preview] No. 17090 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Let's have le grand Official videogames thread.

It's thread, to discuss games.
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Very cyberpunk.

It does sound deeper than Victoria II in several aspects, but not my cup of tea.
How malleable are the population's desires and pressure group choices? In Victoria II it all depends on socioeconomic factors (literacy, urbanization, social class, etc.) that can only be changed in the span of decades, and -quite realistically- the government's options to shift it in the short term are limited.

>El Presidente can give speeches to win over voters, this is absent feature in V2.
Well, every election cycle you get events to nudge public opinion a specific policy within a specific region, and your choices are often worded to imply a speech. But it's not clear what exactly is taking place, as you can defend policies that go against your own government's aswell as policies that don't even exist at the time (like a Planned Economy in 1836).

>one can play safely by ignoring almost everything and just keep an eye on happiness (and different areas of that), unemployment and the available funds.
Same problem with Victoria II. Its underlying systems are very deep, but it ultimately boils down to
>promote bureaucrats
>promote clergymen
>promote craftsmen for the rest of the game
Aside from promoting soldiers and perhaps clerks and capitalists, there's nothing else you'll ever do with POP promotion.

Bernd 10/17/2018 (Wed) 05:30:31 [Preview] No.20131 del
In T4 the player can choose to give speech and then is given the choice what should be in the speech, a hot topic, praise one faction (can be one superpower or himself) and give a promise to keep in the next term. Then from that the game selects the proper audio files and can listen the speech itself.
Then the election goes on and after the exit polls the numbers still can be corrected to reflect how the population really loves El Presidente. Elections also can be banned which will excite some pressure groups (first and foremost intellectuals, least the loyalists). I'm not sure foreign invasion in this case can happen. There's a democratic expectation from both the people and the foreign powers - I think - which grows as the time goes and with further elections but also influenced by the traits El Presidente has (e.g if the player chooses the background: "came to power by military coup" then the democratic expectations will lowered significantly, elections won't happen for a long time).

How malleable are the population's desires and pressure group choices?
They have their own demands which can be satisfied pretty easily by building some buildings (e.g loyalists always demand Childhood Museum, commies better tenements, conventillos) or issuing an edict or the other (e.g. religious ban contraceptives, environmental anti-litter ban) and then can keep the overall happiness levels fairly (40-50%) low without real hiccups for decades. The groups will keep molesting the player with more demands but can be ignored. Few people protesting is nothing, and an average rebel attack can be repelled easily, especially if El Presidente's background traits allow him to be more effective in fights - and even maybe give the soldiers bonuses.
Coups also can happen but I dunno nothing about this.

There's no economic policies, and no real market. The player builds stuff and transport the goods to the docks, freighter comes and pays for the whole shit whatever is there. Randomly the prices can change and certain maps in the campaign toy with this, and the player also can influence it on these maps buy reaching certain goals.

Bernd 10/17/2018 (Wed) 05:33:58 [Preview] No.20132 del
Oh, forgot. The respect change of a pressure group takes place instantly when one of their demands satisfied and all are expressed in numbers (the respect can move between 0 and 100).

Bernd 12/09/2018 (Sun) 22:18:06 [Preview] No.21132 del
Stellaris Megacorp DLC is out, together with new patch that completely changes planet administration, add space-faring civilizations, galactic market and some other things.
Got raided by space mongols on my first day, 10/10 would angrily restart my game again. I also been funding pirates to raid my rivals, literally bribing other civs to let me have branch offices on their planets so I can make even more money, funding space orks and some other slavers civs and then buying captured slaves from the market to work in my factories.
As for the galactic market it's not great for now other than that it allows you to buy some resources you can't produce. The price will go up or down depending on your selling or buying but it goes back to normal very fast. Maybe that will change later in the game, don't know.
GOG has some nice discounts on the game and all the other DLCs so go get it now.

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Music thread Bernd 06/25/2017 (Sun) 10:42:00 [Preview] No. 8318 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Post some relatively unknown but quality bands and music.
Or other melodies.
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Bernd 12/02/2018 (Sun) 09:03:22 [Preview] No.20971 del
Decided to get to know Van Halen better coz beside what appeared in media I hadn't listened their songs.

>Lol. Why this is even known outside Russia?
I blame Bernd.
My recommended lists are contain all kinds of funky stuff since I listen music posted in these threads.
These soviet synthpop songs aren't bad tho. I could imagine worse at least.

Bernd 12/09/2018 (Sun) 09:56:58 [Preview] No.21114 del
South Park is still going. How many seasons can be written? How many fur can be skinned off of a fox?
At least reminded me a great song.

Bernd 12/09/2018 (Sun) 21:26:38 [Preview] No.21129 del
Speaking of medieval music, I wanted to share this
https://youtube.com/watch?v=quMgY08jDf4 [Embed]
https://youtube.com/watch?v=Ei88J4lERbk [Embed]
Hildegard von Bingen is catholic saint, a mystic and also a composer from XII century. I find her music interesting and beautiful but also a bit strange, at least for that era. It doesn't fit much into "popular" music of that era but also I've read her music wasn't considered sacral to be used in church, even though it's 100% religious.

Bernd 12/09/2018 (Sun) 21:27:36 [Preview] No.21130 del
and speaking of Paranoid covers, here's a good one
https://youtube.com/watch?v=xtUDKKC7n8E [Embed]
Not a fan of this band but they made some interesting songs.

Bernd 12/09/2018 (Sun) 21:57:02 [Preview] No.21131 del
Paranoid is a popular one to cover. Blues Company: Kispirics
https://youtube.com/watch?v=9W_Fa8fZL28 [Embed]
This needs an English translation. The lyrics has nothing to do with the original. Full of lewdness and vulgarity.

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Role Playing Games Bernd 12/17/2017 (Sun) 20:40:33 [Preview] No. 12621 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
I want to begin a new series about a Hungarian pen and paper role playing game I've already mentioned in other thread(s). It's called M.A.G.U.S. - Kalandorok Krónikái (Chronicles of Adventurers) and I wish to guide you through it's history, world and maybe even rules. Frankly I'm not well prepared and most likely not the best person for the job, but, well, I'm the only one here and this is the best it's gonna get.
IRL talking with a real M.A.G.U.S. fan about M.A.G.U.S. is a real herculean challange as they can be extremely assburgerish about insignificant details, they can cite some careless comment from an obscure magazine's unknown article anytime and consider it rock solid canon they can base their opinion. It's worse to play it with an experienced fanatic as they are capable arguing to the point of the knife with the Kalandmester or Mesélő (Adventure Master or Tale Teller/Story-Teller, the DM, it's KM from no on) even if everyone knows the First Rule: the KM is always right.

Of course any other rpg can be discussed here, but I'd like to keep this thread for pnp or tabletop rpgs, crpgs should go into the Vidya thread.

>1st pic
This is the Első Törvénykönyv (First Code of Law or Rulebook, from now on ETK). It was published in 1997 for the first time.
>2nd pic
The Nagy Zöld (Big Green). Well this is the real first rulebook, published in 1993. The rules were written for a few years (I saw some parts in a mag from 1991) still it was full of errors, fuck ups and inconsistencies some of them haunt even in current year and will haunt probably forever. Never read it btw.
>3rd pic
Második Törvénykönyv (Second Code of Law) published in 1995 so even this predates the ETK... This one... I don't think it is more than some shitty addendum, even the foreword states every rule in this book is optional.
>4th pic
The continent of Ynev. I've no idea how to pronounce it so I call it Inev. The world itself is called Satriale... no, Satralis it has two other continents noone cares about only some vague shit were written about them and are unplayable by default. I think the ETK not even mentions the planet or operates on the supposition that Ynev is the name of the world. In following posts you will meet names very typical fantasy worlds. Lots of them were borrowed from IRL or other fantasy resources so prepare some familiar sounding stuff.

Oh I forgot. It's just a typical medieval fantasy world, with elves, dwarves and orcs. Luckily I don't know anything about gay-ass halflings.
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Bernd 12/06/2018 (Thu) 22:07:24 [Preview] No.21081 del
>If you like weebshit
I mostly dont. Will check anyway though.

Bernd 12/07/2018 (Fri) 06:36:58 [Preview] No.21083 del
Pick one friend and only one. Tell him you test DnD out.
You will be the DM. Pick a system, ain't matter which, maybe older one with no feats and such or the one you're most familiar. Ignore half the rules, forget the half of the remaining ones.
Make up a very simple tale, can be played in half an hour: you have to save a princess trapped in the highest room of a three story keep (norman style tower-castle), basically one room per floor. You get the quest in point A, you travel through point B to the keep at point C.
Remember both of you this is not acting. Playing a role doesn't mean such, tho a player can be asked to act the situation out, but make this tale of yours out of partly hacking and partly problem/puzzle solving one. Make one notable NPC with some personality, and a handful of background ones for the most essential interactions.
Create your characters - yes one for you too. Pick only from the most basic classes: Fighter, Thief, Cleric, Mage. No multi, prestige, whatever. Make them simple with very little personality, make one or two important traits/motivations tho which should influence the PC's. Make yours the supporting character, the Muscle (to help in fight) or the Brain (to give clues), don't get too attached to it, don't create a Mary Sue. Let your Player decide what he wants to do.
Sit down and play.
Now you don't even need dices, you can use a software, there are websites with random number generators, "dice rollers". You don't need cardboard props or maps, it's fine to draw on piece of paper.

Bernd 12/07/2018 (Fri) 07:34:06 [Preview] No.21084 del
doesn't he end up as like some slave miner at some point?

Bernd 12/07/2018 (Fri) 12:42:39 [Preview] No.21086 del
You're thinking of Kaiji. They're by the same artist so it's easy to confuse them.

Bernd 12/09/2018 (Sun) 21:02:34 [Preview] No.21123 del
> sometimes they even have grills too.
I played with girls before and tbh they're not good players most of the time and they also distract others. Bad advice.

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Tech Thread Bernd 05/16/2018 (Wed) 18:34:14 [Preview] No. 16528 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Newest Edition, with less Ghork.

First thing first:
That dude of the Primitive Technology channel and all his copycats have a great advantage: access to unlimited supply of bamboo. Unlimited to their objectives. That stuff is great, tuff as shit, light as feather, can be used to many purpose with little modification and not too much work.

I also read most of this:
I think technology and it's use are running forward and lawmakers lag behind. Those who spent any time in the past two decades on the internet have a giant heap of data about them. I think Bernd posted a video about a security eggsbert, I think he works kind of a private investigator many time cooperating with officials and he said in that video anonymizing data worth nothing it can be de-anonymized with ease, and both companies and govt agencies do.
Now this law was passed at 2016. This year the EU countries have to start implementing it. Who knows how long it takes until it finishes. The whole stuff is kinda vague (it can be modified when necessary tho), and I don't know for example how the EU can force a foreign company to do whatever? There are sanctions but what jurisdiction the EU has over a US based firm for example Facebook and how the EU will force the sanctions onto for example said company?
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Bernd 11/21/2018 (Wed) 20:37:54 [Preview] No.20690 del
I thought about build a stand and could drain the barrel with a piece of hose on the principle of gravity pump. Actually I don't even need a stand as I empty most of the barrels in autumn that way. But if I had a stand I could build the filtration "system" next to it just below that.
>make beer or some kind of alcohol.
We have a pressure cooker somewhere we don't use. I could transform it into a small distillery (and make pálinka) without too much hassle I think. It's aluminium tho and not sure if anodised or not. Also not sure if the alcohol can react with untreated aluminium in case it isn't.
I would need silicone tubes, an empty bottle for steam cleaning purposes, more tubes (or maybe a spiral, made of copper for example) dipped into a cooling box/tub/bucket and another bottle to gather the alcohol. And some shit to heat to distillery. Maybe a largeish rocket stove.
Hmm, nice dream. I should concentrate on realising this water heater first, kek.

Bernd 11/21/2018 (Wed) 23:54:23 [Preview] No.20696 del
>The biggest problem however is certain chemicals which can't be filtered or boiled out, even distillation can't help.×
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Common rainwater in suburban or rural areas must be pretty free from large amount of chemicals, especially if your reservoir stand far from roads and such places. Although cleanness of barrels and roofs (if barrels are placed near to collect water) matter. But I guess tap water with old pipes not really better.

Distillation must remove most of common chemicals except very rare ones, light fraction would go into air, many heavy things may became salts or so. There is also freezing technique, but it is harder to do with full barrel even than boiling.

>How to get 200 l water out of a barrel, standing on the ground without a tap on it

A pump? I use it at dacha to empty barrels.

Bernd 11/22/2018 (Thu) 06:33:31 [Preview] No.20697 del
We also use that water to water the fruits and veggies so we consume whatever in that water - if any - already anyway without a doubt that there's none. Such cases.

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So here's the Keg in Black. Last weekend I still lazied out and didn't make the solar heater, however yesterday the weather was sunny and the keg was on a sunny spot for a few hours. It was reported to me that the water was "warm to the hand". I'm not sure what temp is that in Celsius as water colder than body temperature can fall into the category of warm over a certain point.

Bernd 12/09/2018 (Sun) 18:40:18 [Preview] No.21118 del
Decided to make this. Just a bit bigger so it can accommodate the keg. So I resized length proportionately. Then I decided to make it more sturdy by doubling the cardboards because I had enough material. So basically I took a step, but remained unfinished.

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Bernd 08/01/2018 (Wed) 05:29:13 [Preview] No. 18192 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Tank thread reup. So.

Today I had to bury the 6th dead bird this year. Not even this year, this summer! I would say I never ever buried this much but frankly before this I had to do this only twice in my whole life. I dunno what's going on with them.
It would be easier to just dump them into the dumpster but frankly I rather spend some energy and give them an ok final rest.
During digging I came across a very interesting archaeological findings: this tank on picrels. It wasn't mine and not any of my pals owned such or even played around that spot in our childhood so I suppose one of my family members owned this there are some possibilities.
What Bernd think what type of tank is this? I think it has the Sherman looks.

Also this can be a general vehicle/weapons thread as well.
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Bernd 11/27/2018 (Tue) 07:40:16 [Preview] No.20817 del
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Yes, shape is pretty common, like on french VAB or Cadillac Commando. But it is somewhat strange that BRDM-1 looks different.

>Culture of truck manufacturing

How looks truck or bus manufacturing in modern Hungary?

I rarely see Ikaruses nowadays, and they are very old, while until early 2000s it was the most common bus I've ever seen (I guess many Russians don't even know that it was foreign bus).

Bernd 11/27/2018 (Tue) 16:53:32 [Preview] No.20824 del
>But it is somewhat strange that BRDM-1 looks different
BDRM-1 is an early amphibious recon APC. I guess design changed with time due different expectations toward these vehicles.
>How looks truck or bus manufacturing in modern Hungary?
Entirely nonexistent. Now we manufacture cars and parts mainly for German and Japanese companies.
I liked the Ikarusz, now we have MAN and whatever western monstrosities and I find them uncomfortable, narrow seats and only a few places where a standing passenger can travel securely. Tho they tend to be quieter. When new. Few years and roars louder than IFA. But they tend to be warmer somewhat.

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About the Soviet trucks here's a little piece of information, in 1951 the SU delivered these three. From later years I've not uncovered anything yet.

Bernd 12/05/2018 (Wed) 22:02:55 [Preview] No.21046 del
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I've read some about Soviet truck import/export and discovered that USSR was mostly an importer of trucks, especially in 70-80s. Local trucks couldn't fulfill economic demands.

Maybe biggest truck import contract in the world was made by USSR, it ordered 10000 Magirus trucks from evil capitalistic West Germany to build the BAM (Baikal-Amur mainline).

https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta-Projekt (no English version, sorry)

Bernd 12/06/2018 (Thu) 19:34:17 [Preview] No.21071 del
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From those trucks above we got 100-100-400 pieces which isn't much. Beside that in '51 we still had what the Red Army brought with itself during WWII, mostly American stuff, like the Dodge "Vippon". I'd assume the CCCP used them the same for a while, considering she got bout 430000 jeeps and trucks, so wasn't much need to produce more quickly - however replacement parts had to be sparse in number. After that I dunno, Eastern Block countries had to produce all kinds of hardware which were transported to the SU, and of course there was the COMECON with it's exchanges of materials but I dunno how that worked. Not good I suppose.