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Recent News Post: Almost there. by tohno - 1st Feb 2016
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:

http://tohno-chan.com/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]
>>2727
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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2894 No. 2894 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Please come to my site, it is great and not shit like /tc/

Just reminding you that kakashi-nenpo.com exists and you are all welcome since /tc/ is shit, but my site isn't and we have admins that moderate!

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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. 2864 [Edit]
>>2829
Non-whites can gtfo.
>> No. 2866 [Edit]
>>2862
Figuring out problems that doesn't have a solution, duh.
>> No. 2875 [Edit]
>>2862
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. 2891 [Edit]
>>2864
Whites can gtfo.

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Freedom of Speech is at jeopardy in the west.

Universities, totalitarian Internet users, Governments and even the United Nations are trying to monitor and curb what things people can say online.

Many comedians, actors and President Obama have spoken out against this recent trend where everyone is too politically correct and in search of "safe spaces". We must all be open to debate for western civilization to flourish.

It seems the only way to ascertain​ our liberties is for Samuel L. Jackson to record a video of himself saying "Freedom of speech motherf**ker, do you speak it?", ushering a new age of unassailable freedom.

Sign this petition so we can make this dream happen and to save the world.
http://www.petitions24.com/say_safe_space_one_more_time
>> No. 2890 [Edit]
Because online petitions really matter, right?

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99 No. 99 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Today, December 25, we celebrate the birth of a great man of true genius. Regardless of the centuries, his example lives on and inspire us to become better, both as individuals and society. Let his name never be forgotten; picture very related: it's him.
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>> No. 2796 [Edit]
I hadn't forgot.
How could I.
>> No. 2809 [Edit]
>>100
That guy wasn't born in December, and he was completely delusional.
>> No. 2817 [Edit]
>>2809
Cristianism as an institution is an entirely different affair (for that, Werner Jaegger's "Early Christianity and Greek Paideia" was quite enlightening). However, for many years I used to think very poorly of the character of Jesus too (who knows -and who cares- if he ever existed, I mean the character created in the gospels) until I saw this: >>/ot/23499 ...

I mean, I still didn't became a christian, by any means (I believe in conquer rather than charity), but he certainly earned a huge respect in my eyes. Aside from the myths of resurrection, Final Judgement and such, with his incredibly insightful yet accessible ethical discourse (notably the Sermon on the Mount) he embodies an impossible but beautiful dream of true brotherhood and unconditional love.

You should give the movie a try. It's long and hard to endure but I think it's worth it.
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2886
Just like every year, in this day, all my respect to THE ONE.

Happy birthady, Sir.

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2883 No. 2883 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
C is completely fucking useless and should be removed from the alphabet. C sometimes makes a K sound, and other times makes a S sound. Hell in coccyx it does both! That krap needs to go!
Then you got X making a 'ks' sound, I mean again with this k and s shit. That's unless it's making a Z sound like in that bullshit word xylophone. It's the word used to teach us what the letter X does in school, and it's a god damn fucking Z sound!
Both these letters need to fuck off completely.
Speaking of K, take that shit out of words it has no god damn place being in! Knot knight knack knowledge... Why the shit do these words kneed a god damn K in them? Fuck silent letters. As if the English language isn't convoluted enough as is without sticking random ass letters into words just for them to sit there and do nothing at all! P does the same fucking shit too with words like psychology pterodactyl and pneumonia. And what the shit is up with PH making F sounds? What phucking drunk phaggot thought that'd be a good idea?
>> No. 2884 [Edit]
Those letters are fine.
>the English language
This is your real problem.
>> No. 2885 [Edit]
日本語は最高だぜ!

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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]
>>2878
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.

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>> No. 2881 [Edit]
>>2880
Japan during World war II: "We're making an east asian co-prosperity sphere, not an invasion! Honest!"
>> No. 2882 [Edit]
>>2881
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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So I wrote a thing and put it on Academia.edu:

https://www.academia.edu/7850463/A_Perception_of_Existence_and_Reality

Tell me what you think about it.
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>> No. 2863 [Edit]
>>2743
>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]
>>2863
Who are you defending?
>> No. 2867 [Edit]
>>2865
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.
https://archive.is/cCscf

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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2872
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:

http://tohno-chan.com/mt/res/176.html

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]
>>823
>Flemish
>Dutch
They are the same language, technically Afrikaans is also the same language although it's a very old dialect.
>> No. 2377 [Edit]
>>835
Japanese has no declensions.
>>1181
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:
http://www.youtube.com/user/profasar
his website:
http://foreignlanguageexpertise.com/
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]
>>2841
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]
>>2850
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]
>>2850
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.
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2858
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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