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No. 2662 Stickied hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
A new addition to the Tohno-chan board lineup. Call it a gift for the holiday season:日本/

This board is meant to be an immersion board for non-native Japanese speakers and people learning Japanese, as it's a popular language to learn on the site, and given our social abilities, reading comprehension is a bit more important to us.

We'll run this on a trial basis, and if it's any good, we'll add it to the main boards.
>> No. 2728 [Edit]
You can install japanese language support as well as input the japanese IME keyboard setting to your computer in order to write japanese without having a proper jap keyboard.

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2876 No. 2876 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Have any of you gone and visited Japan?

I've went twice and much prefer it to the UK, primarily for the landscape but I'd like to stay there permanently.

Are there any good jobs for social retards like me to get there? I can read/speak (well mostly listen) Japanese to the extent I can play untranslated games/read raws easily but I'm not sure how much would be useful for everyday life.

It's probably pointless and pathetic, but I hate my life as of now and would rather suicide than continue to live here (it's likely I'd end up like that no matter where I go).
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>> No. 2879 [Edit]
This. From what I heard from expats it's hard to find any other job there because of xenophobia and no westernet wants any other job anyway because of the stupid japanese work culture(most companies hiring foreigners to teach english know it doesn't fly with us so they use more western-like working hours).
>> No. 2880 [Edit]
If they were 'xenophobic' they wouldn't have wanted to start an empire, which inherently means assimilating other nations, or proposed the Racial Equality Proposal during the Paris Peace Conference 1919.

Maybe the Japanese would be more willing to hire foreigners if foreigners weren't so stuck-up.

Post edited on 20th Nov 2015, 9:39pm
>> No. 2881 [Edit]
Japan during World war II: "We're making an east asian co-prosperity sphere, not an invasion! Honest!"
>> No. 2882 [Edit]
They aren't mutually exclusive.

Gaius Octavius started Pax Romana during the Roman Empire.
But for 'Roman' Peace to occur for non-Roman states is not possible, they had to become Roman, be it by force or voluntary submission.

All who followed Rome prospered, and those who defied Rome were tortured, executed or destroyed.

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2647 No. 2647 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Let us talk about philosophy. I read quite a bit of it and have also gotten deeply into mysticism, theology and psychoanalysis.

Existentialism - Main point is that humans are entirely responsible for themselves, which I do agree with, but the central claim is that God does not exist (and if he did, it wouldn't matter); this I think more or less is a fatal flaw, by ignoring the ultimate and the unknowable. However, I will say that I find Sartre's usage of psychoanalysis to be very interesting.

Nihilism - I don't know all that much about it, but I still like it a lot more than Existentialism. The idea of looking into the darkness and seeing the entirety of everything, rather than realizing that there is nothing, very much appeals to me. I also like Nietzsche's idea that man is constanly striving to reach the level of God, which I think is basically true.

Process Philosophy - I really like the works of Whitehead. I think that the philosophy is basically true, but needs to be refined. I'm in the process of doing that right now, although I still have to gain a few more levels in the philosophy realm.

That is all I can think of for now. Feel free to discuss philosophy.
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>> No. 2862 [Edit]
I think that the meaning of philosophy is really just analysis and judgment. How would you sum up what the term means to you?
>> No. 2864 [Edit]
Non-whites can gtfo.
>> No. 2866 [Edit]
Figuring out problems that doesn't have a solution, duh.
>> No. 2875 [Edit]
I don't think philosophy per se has a meaning, but a task. Following the western tradition, from Socrates to Deleuze, I would say the task of philosophy is the crafting of ideas/concepts (just like, say, carpenters craft wooden furniture, mathematicians craft theorems and directors craft movies) that render meaning possible at all. Therefore, although mostly unaware of their origin and evolution, we all make use of philosophers' work (just like we use furniture, applied maths, movies, etc).

No. 2725 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
So I wrote a thing and put it on

Tell me what you think about it.
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>> No. 2863 [Edit]
>I'm better than you, go fuck off!

I don't know if you mean it literally, but that's the way your comment came across to an obvious bait. It's not nice to put people down for less skill.
>> No. 2865 [Edit]
Who are you defending?
>> No. 2867 [Edit]
No one specific
>> No. 2873 [Edit]
OP here.

Sorry, I'm just sensitive about my writing. It is really the only thing that I know how to do well.

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2868 No. 2868 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
It's finally happening Brohnos, the UN is trying to shut down all online message boards that aren't strictly policing their users to maintain 100% political correctness:
>Under U.S. law — the law that, not coincidentally, governs most of the world’s largest online platforms — intermediaries such as Twitter and Facebook generally can’t be held responsible for what people do on them. But the United Nations proposes both that social networks proactively police every profile and post, and that government agencies only “license” those who agree to do so.

Where will you go when the UN shuts down TC and every other image board?
>> No. 2869 [Edit]
When has the United Nations ever achieved anything?

I mean, it's even led by a man who's from the Poland of Asia.
>> No. 2870 [Edit]
Fuck the Washington Post, fuck that author, and shame on you for going there.
>> No. 2871 [Edit]
nothings going to fucking happen.
>> No. 2872 [Edit]
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That's the most retarded thing that I've heard in a while.

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823 No. 823 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Anybody here trying or planning on learning a language?

Japanese is already covered here:

So this thread is not about learning Japanese in particular, but things like what you've learned from learning Japanese that can be applied to other languages is welcome.

Anyone trying to learn Spanish? French? Mandarin? I'm interested in what you want to learn and how far you've gotten in your quest.
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>> No. 1181 [Edit]
They are the same language, technically Afrikaans is also the same language although it's a very old dialect.
>> No. 2377 [Edit]
Japanese has no declensions.
Afrikaans is not the same language as Dutch. Dutch speakers can understand Afrikaans perfectly, but Afrikaans speakers can't understand Dutch very well.
For those of you truly interested in language learning, here:
his website:
Educate yourselves.
>> No. 2859 [Edit]
I'm learning german.

I have a book that covers the passive learning phase, and a grammar book to not learn mistakes.

Those learning books can get you pretty bad habits that are hard to get rid of. Like making assumptions and use incorrect declension forms.
>> No. 2860 [Edit]
I'm learning Latin so I can make my own profound mottos and sayings.

The Ecclesiastical Latin sounds trigger my autism.

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2841 No. 2841 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Anyone else studying it?
I just want to talk to someone ._.
Any university students here?

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>> No. 2850 [Edit]
Sup, /mt. I'm found of computer science and anything computer-related, so i just wanted to know is there any must-read books about that all?
>> No. 2851 [Edit]
9 in 10 people who never read SICP agree that SICP is a must-read.
Coincidentially, 9 in 10 of those who did also agree.
>> No. 2855 [Edit]
Tutorial pages for things that interest you, manuals... high-rated tutorial and theory books...

I'm a self-taught programmer and it's kinda a bummer, most NEETs online don't ever collaborate on code.
>> No. 2858 [Edit]
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OP here, thought I'd give an update.
An app A for purpose X was meh so I decided to make my own, dedicated ~4 weeks to its development. The app A got updated recently though and is pretty good while mine isn't anywhere close to being finished.
Got no choice but to keep on going, too late to start a new project.

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1545 No. 1545 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I think it would be nice to have a thread where we document things that we've learned as we learn them.
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>> No. 2839 [Edit]
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the russian alphabet
>> No. 2840 [Edit]
I'm interested in economics as well but I'm always too lazy to actually study it.

From what I know of Sowell, that probably isn't the most unbiased introductory book to economics.

What I probably would do is read Wikipedia to get some basic knowledge, and then read the most well known and important works starting from Adam Smith.
>> No. 2852 [Edit]
if you really learned, you'd know it's called the cryllic alphabet
>> No. 2856 [Edit]
Try Das Kapital commentaries.

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746 No. 746 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
If you're a student or ex-student, tell us what thing you're studying or used to study!

I'm a second year mining engineering student, although last year I was doing materials science. I transfered.
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>> No. 2733 [Edit]
Computer Science.
Network Engineering.
Electrical Engineer.

Didn't finish more than 1-2 years on any.
I'm currently living at my mother's place near a music school where I get free lessons for piano. Not that I'll make myself into anything.
>> No. 2748 [Edit]
second year electrical engineering
>> No. 2853 [Edit]
I wasted my freshman year on sign language interpreting only to find out it really wasn't the thing for me. Now I'm planning on changing majors. It's not very academic, but I'm planning on going for the HVAC degree at my college. It's very hands-on. You need more tools than books, and I feel it's a much more practical thing to learn.
I'm not dead set on this yet though. I'm also considering audio recording or radio and TV.
>> No. 2854 [Edit]
Going to be a Philosophy Bachelor soon, oh boy!

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156 No. 156 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I was wondering if anyone else agreed with my stylistic taste here:

//Bad writing:
From the right sunlight poured through wide arched windows set in the outer walls, the glass meshed with imprisoning square black lines. The sky outside was bright blue, laced with frills of white cloud; sunlight bringing out the bright green of the grassland, the red brick of the coastal buildings and setting the sea a-sparkle as though strewn with star dust.

//Good writing:
It was the sort of morning who's beauty you actually take a few seconds to notice.
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>> No. 2718 [Edit]
I'm not a native english speaker but shouldn't it be whose instead of who's?
>> No. 2719 [Edit]
That's right. "Who's" means "who is". You can check at if you're ever in doubt. The OP no doubt knows this, it's just a tiny mistake everyone makes when writing fast on the keyboard. For instance, I wrote "their" instead of "they're" down below. Oops.

As for the topic: I don't like either. Their both way to artsy to be taken seriously, and neither convey much of anything in my opinion. Sure, I'm all about short and descriptive descriptions of visuals. Keyword: descriptive.

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>> No. 2749 [Edit]
>glass meshed with imprisoning square black lines
There are a few excerpts I'm fond of, but it's ultimately nothing groundbreaking. The latter example is just forgettable, even platitudinous.

"Conventions" in writing are only useful when you operate with the explicit goal of making your work accessible to the broadest possible audience. The fewer words and simple language precepts are utterly arbitrary when taken as artistic standards, seeing utility only relative to the aforementioned purpose. It's analogous to believing visual arts should resign themselves to realist themes because anything abstract can be too ambiguous or challenging.

There's absolutely nothing objectively "better" about a sample of text because it employs simpler language or fewer words. Anything can be appropriated or interpreted to be something of intellectual or artistic value.
>> No. 2836 [Edit]
> The OP no doubt knows this, it's just a tiny mistake everyone makes when writing fast on the keyboard. For instance, I wrote "their" instead of "they're" down below. Oops.


People attacking my typos on chans has seriously done more to improve my grammar and proofreading than every writing class I've ever taken. There is nothing more infuriating than having a bunch of strangers ignore your ideas and nitpick some silly mistake you made while typing; however, every time I notice someone else do it I attack them without fail. Seriously, though, I read through everything I write six or seven times before hitting "reply" because I'm so shell-shocked from this.

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2827 No. 2827 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
It's really hard to say whether something is good or bad without context. The second one is kind of awkward in how its worded, though that's obviously not the point you were trying to make here. Anyways, yeah, depends on context
>> No. 2833 [Edit]
I like this thread, I can't tell if you made a new thread by mistake, or if this post is some sort of self reference, in that you don't provide context, but make us question whether or not your post is bad because it lakes it. So I guess the context is that the quality relies on context being the context.

nice :D

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