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2909 No. 2909 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Is the word heterological itself heterological?

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2900 No. 2900 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Permanent effects of drugs on your consciousness.

Anyone here feel like they are heavily changed by drug use? I've been using a lot of psychadelics lately, and many of my world views have been quickly chaning as I grow more in tune with the world. I am doing well in most parts of life minus interaction, but I do feel like I am missing a cerain empathetic trait. It is so impossibly hard for me to truly make human connections with people, no matter how hard I try I feel like I am just spiraling down a hole, and there's no getting out of it now because I am pratically falling in freefall of sanity.

These text and image boards and some steam friends are all I really have left in this world. I am trying to connect with people in the real world but it's very hard because I am extremely psychotic and apparently look very scary (lmao).

Anyone got similar experiences?
>> No. 2902 [Edit]
>many of my world views have been quickly chaning as I grow more in tune with the world

You mean out of tune with the world
>> No. 2904 [Edit]
Op is too out of it to tell what board he's on.
>> No. 2905 [Edit]
That's my guess as well

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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. 2809 [Edit]
That guy wasn't born in December, and he was completely delusional.
>> No. 2817 [Edit]
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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Just like every year, in this day, all my respect to THE ONE.

Happy birthady, Sir.
>> No. 2901 [Edit]
Isaac Newton was quite the man, sorry I'm late, didn't know this was a thing.

No. 2889 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
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.
>> No. 2890 [Edit]
Because online petitions really matter, right?

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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.

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>> 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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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. 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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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. 2721 [Edit]
Feel you man. Just as I thought I was getting the hang of this stuff and making progress I failed hard in the easiest of the non-introductory courses out of pure arrogance and laziness.
Hopefully it will not delay my graduation much more than it already is.
>> 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. 2854 [Edit]
Going to be a Philosophy Bachelor soon, oh boy!

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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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