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wetter threda Bernd 09/05/2017 (Tue) 16:39:44 [Preview] No. 9926 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
anyone else following weather and shit?

current proceedings: Irma is now cat 5, expected to trail just north of Greater Antilles and south of Florida. Jose following close by in similar track. hoping for a nice show and responsible damage control in affected parts Haiti get your shit together

websites for tracking tropical cyclones:
http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
http://moe.met.fsu.edu/cyclonephase/
<but I don't understand technical terms and shit, I need something for keins
https://www.accuweather.com/en/hurricane

general websites:
https://www.ecmwf.int/
http://en.sat24.com/
http://www.noaa.gov/
<for keins
https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news
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Bernd 11/19/2017 (Sun) 19:24:53 [Preview] No.12025 del
A satellite view of the eye. Note lack of a well defined eyewall (not enough windspeed so clouds still keep some structure)


Bernd 11/19/2017 (Sun) 19:28:12 [Preview] No.12026 del
ground zero measurements from Aitoliko


Bernd 11/19/2017 (Sun) 20:08:59 [Preview] No.12029 del
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long satellite vid


Bernd 11/20/2017 (Mon) 21:45:54 [Preview] No.12060 del
Strong Siberian high. Central Siberia went well below -40°C already.
https://watchers.news/2017/11/20/serious-temperature-anomaly-in-parts-of-siberia-russia/

What is a Siberian high? Because of short days, continental landmass far north doesn't receive much sunlight so it starts cooling down. Oceans keep temperature differences small, so coasts don't get extreme cooling in winter. However, if the atmosphere is stable and there is not much mixing, there is no influx of warmer air, and cold air starts piling up inland. The same effect is also present over Canada, but is much less pronounced because 1) Great Plains allow for greater movement of air in direction north-south than Altai and other mountain ranges south of Siberia do and 2) Rocky Mountains to the west generate atmospheric waves whenever a cyclone smashes over them which drives north-south motion, much more than Scandinavia or Urals do and 3) Siberia is simply larger. Since air contracts when cooled, this means that cold air is literally piling up over Siberia, generating a high pressure area. Pressure of over 1060mbar is quite common at peak winter. Siberian air is also much colder than polar air, since frozen ocean doesn't radiate as much heat as Siberian tundra so it doesn't cool down as quickly. Depending on atmospheric current active, this Siberian cold air can spread over neighbouring areas, and it is responsible for the severest winter cold in Europe and China.



rondam news Bernd 06/29/2017 (Thu) 17:20:10 [Preview] No. 8542 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
from your contry or wherever

the arbitral tribunal finally announced rulings regarding border disputes between slovenia and croatia. however, croatia claims they will ignore those rulings because they don't see them as legitimate ever since a year ago when some phone calls between one of the members of the tribunal and some irrelevant slovenian official were leaked. however the arbitration was accepted as part of ultimatum to croatia regarding eu membership.

http://www.24ur.com/novice/slovenija/po-vec-letih-prerekanja-danes-le-nastopil-dan-d-bo-slovenija-dobila-stik-z-odprtim-morjem.html

besides the sea border dispute, most land border disputes were results of anomalies where one republic or a municipality governed land that was nominally on the other side of the republic border.

see pictures in article. it was ruled out that:
1) gulf of piran belongs to slovenia (except for a narrow strip next to croatian coast, as opposed to border going along the centreline) and the sea border continues straight out to italian waters; slovenia doesn't get a direct contact with international waters but instead a 4.6km wide corridor is assigned inside croatian waters that slovenia gets full access to
2) land border follows the dragoña river; this means that a couple of houses (most notably, joško joras, who wrote "here is slovenia too" on his house in 2002 and had some publicised breakouts with border officials) and fields, altogether 113ha that were part of slovene municipalities and were infrastructurally connected to slovenia, stay on croatian side
3) 70ha of forest on snežnik plateau forests that were part of hungary before ww1 but was anomalously reassigned to slovenia during treaty of rapallo for no reason whatsoever, remain part of slovenia
4) 335ha large piece of clay around village of drage (northern bela krajina, foothills of gorjanci), mostly forests, that was anomalously part of croatian cadadstres goes to croatia. this is right next to the worst example of bordergore on slovene border, however the ruling does nothing to resolve that. such cases.
5) the army objects on trdina peak (in gorjanci) that were seized by slovene forces during independence war get split following the internal republic borders along the ridge within yugoslavia; the radio tower is therefore on slovenian side while the barracks on croatian
6) the border along mura river follows its old riverbet from the 19th century and not the modern-day regulated course (leaving a larger part of land on croatian side)

croatia is expected to send army on its borders and slovenia is expected to go crazy on border control to prevent tourists from reaching croatia until croatia gives a statement regarding agreeing with the outcome
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Bernd 11/20/2017 (Mon) 17:18:05 [Preview] No.12050 del
Mugabe's impeachment process is scheduled to begin tomorrow

>>12049
It's from the involved parties' colors: CDU/CSU black, FDP yellow and the Greens.


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Bernd 11/20/2017 (Mon) 18:33:06 [Preview] No.12054 del
>>12048
Not likely. They aren't making any gains, and existence of AfD means that neither side can get majority.
Oh man I love non-dichotomous politics.


Bernd 11/20/2017 (Mon) 18:46:30 [Preview] No.12056 del
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>>11492
>interstellar asteroid
Or... was it a spacecraft?
https://phys.org/news/2017-11-eso-interstellar-asteroid.html



Bernd 11/17/2017 (Fri) 12:27:39 [Preview] No. 11960 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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Bernd 11/17/2017 (Fri) 16:50:58 [Preview] No.11969 del
Earthquake or something is coming? Something big.


Bernd 11/20/2017 (Mon) 20:01:53 [Preview] No.12058 del
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>American ball
Now we know the nigger spammer is American.



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Libre Vidya Thread Bernd 06/25/2017 (Sun) 11:20:07 [Preview] No. 8329 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Let's see your TOP 3 open source community driven games.

I personally love games involving strategy:

Warzone 2100: https://www.wz2100.net/
Great tech tree with a balance on power, research and production with a tech tree you will never complete.

OpenRA: http://www.openra.net/
Now with near complete Tiberium Sun support and RA2 soon.

Unvanquished: https://www.unvanquished.net/
An advanced FPS with a strong emphasis on team play and tactics.
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Bernd 11/16/2017 (Thu) 21:15:05 [Preview] No. 11951 del
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>>11929
I would hate to loose my progress tbh. On the other hand, I had some fun with empire creator and made a couple of new ones, I would love to try some of them and see others played by AI.

That feel when a member of race that wanted to exterminate me just got elected to leader of my empire. I even ordered to purge them from my planets (previously theirs), I just kept that one guy as admiral because he was banished by his own race and he had good skill and young age. Earlier a scientist of other species which I hired for a high price got elected too. And I had to find a new scientist. I don't understand this. I have like ~20 leaders from my species and 2 xenos and when elections come xenos have same chances getting elected as mine. Fukken xenos.

Situation in galaxy is still stagnat. I went a little above my fleet capacity and I reached ~300k fleet power. My vassals have 77k, but you know how sometimes paradox ai works, I wouldn't count on them. The biggest enemy have 560k, so there's probably no chance against him right now.
I'm focusing on building megastructures now. I got one dyson sphere earlier, conquered from fallen empire, but now I built my own. Energy credits shouldn't be a problem now, because I can build more of them. The bottleneck here is time. I also have a science nexus, so hopefully I'll get ahead with technology.
I also started bulding space habitats and frontier outposts in strategic locations. First, it will push my borders to primitive worlds on enemy territory, I will uplift them, turn into vassals and then integrate into my own empire. Second, the population from habitats and primitive worlds will push my borders further, taking enemy systems without a war, and also it will increase my fleet capacity.

Good thing that I discovered this game can run in background, because it all takes lot of time and is really boring to watch.


Bernd 11/16/2017 (Thu) 21:22:03 [Preview] No. 11952 del
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>>11951
Also I just unlocked building Ring Worlds. It's big enough to contain population of 4 big planets so it will help my plans much better then habitats.
Enemies also have those, but only conquered from others, and partially damaged.

One more though came to my mind, that instead of attacking the strongest guy I could just deal with the rest of the galaxy. I could surely win and increase my fleet power much faster. The only problem I see is that the strongest guy could use that opportunity to attack himself, which he won't do right now because he's not strong enough to take down all of us at once.


Bernd 11/17/2017 (Fri) 18:28:22 [Preview] No.11977 del
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>1st
Mug legs! Where are they?!

>2nd
Faggots always stand in the fuckin doorways and narrow corridors blocking the way. Fuck them.


Bernd 11/20/2017 (Mon) 17:57:41 [Preview] No.12053 del
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>>12052
>Titan
Great game!


Bernd 11/20/2017 (Mon) 18:51:44 [Preview] No.12057 del
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Finally something is happening.
I started a war agains Pelissimus, the biggest fuck. Thankfully I convinced the other guy south of me to join me(what's the proper wording for directions on galactic scale btw?). He was so nice he didn't even mind not getting any planets for his efforts. Me, my vassals and that guy combined fleet will crush the enemy easily.

I divided my fleet into 3 smaller fleets. One is corvetes only, for scouting and fast hit n run attacks. 2nd is the main fleet with lots of cruisers and some destroyers as escort. And the 3rd fleet (actually called 4th fleet) are the big battleships with heaviest weaponry, again assisted by some destroyers.

Main fleet was sent to the north to seek stations with strategic resources giving enemy bonus to armor and HP, while 1st, 4th and the rest of coalition was harrasing him on the south to drag the attention. The tactic worked. When enemy lost his access to those resources his estimated fleet power dropped immediately from ~570k to ~540k.

Now it's time for big battle. The place was their capital system Pelisi. And the looser made a horrible mistake. Because of some weird maneuvering he ended exposing his flank to the front of my 4th fleet. I was able to inflict heavy loses to his fleet with my relatively small force, while he didn't have good position to return fire with all the power. Of course after a while he positioned himself properly and I started to loose. 1st fleet of corvetes joined the fight next, but after the battle I've read from the reports they infliced so little damage it was almost irrelevant. As you can see that corvette fleet power was estimated pretty high, so it's a proof fleet composition is also important.

After softening enemy I decided to withdraw, because from hundreds of ships I had at beginning there was only a dozen left. Now it's turn for my allies, that despite being smaller in numbers easily tear apart damaged fleet of the enemy, taking little loses. I wish my allies were on the first line instead of me, because now after war I have a lot of rebuilding, but eh, at least I won. After occupying a couple of planets enemy surrendered. I liberated a small but densley populated sector in the north. Rather small piece of cosmos. I wonder if I should go with ceding planets instead of liberating, I think that's cheaper but then I would have to worry about big unhappy population revolting.

Meanwhile the jew merchants mentioned posts earlier decided to start their own war with Pelissimus wew. That should keep the fucker busy while I prepare to another war I'm gonna start soon after the truce ends.



bolitics serios discussion – edició català Bernd 09/13/2017 (Wed) 16:32:06 [Preview] No. 10368 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Catalans have been acting pretty edgily lately. (note the correct usage of adverb there, and not the adjective) Their parliament apparently wants to illegally hold a binding referendum on independence, which is against the Spanish constitution.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalan_independence_referendum,_2017

Let's see what the Russian proofsters report on that.

https://www.rt.com/news/402306-catalonia-referendum-law-parliament/
https://www.rt.com/news/402981-catalonia-national-day-independence/

Interdasting. It would seem the date is 1st of October. Until then, we can expect lots of backpedaling. But let us be surprised and hope something actually happens this time.
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Bernd 11/20/2017 (Mon) 00:09:36 [Preview] No.12042 del
>>12041
contradict their own premises


Bernd 11/20/2017 (Mon) 00:21:42 [Preview] No.12043 del
>>11887
>Now look at the butthurt
Sounds to me you're butthurt because somebody was allowed to post it, and now you have to do damage control. It just puts some things in context.

Why even have nations if everybody who earns a cent more than their neighbor has the right to secede? You're just a roadless ancap. Secessions do happen but it's a failure to rights that they do.

>>12041
Conservatism and stability.


Bernd 11/20/2017 (Mon) 02:01:42 [Preview] No.12044 del
>>12043
>you're butthurt because somebody was allowed to post it, and now you have to do damage control.
What damage control? I dislike both Catalans and Castillians and don't have much of a commitment to either side.

>It just puts some things in context.
Besides stating an outright lie (that Catalan is a dialect of Castillian), the Castillian's comment adds little to nothing to the discussion and merely repeats established ideas.

>Why even have nations if everybody who earns a cent more than their neighbor has the right to secede?
In fact, that's a possible logical development of consistently applying the principle of popular consent over which democracy is built, ands its result -territorial fragmentation into hundreds of city-states- has been pondered by several people throughout intellectual history.

Both Prince Michael and the Castillian framed their arguments within the context of democratic thought. But can the unity of a state be defended in other terms (which, thus, can override popular consent)? Of course, and the most popular alternative is through nationalistic thought. But even nationalim has its contradictions when dealing with the problem of separatism.

The same arguments that justify why a nation-state should exist and preserve its identity when pressured by globalism -that all cultures have a right to preserve themselves and cannot be supressed by other forces and so on- also apply to a region resisting the centralizing forces of a nation-state that wishes to impose its cosmopolitan culture. When a nationalistic Spaniard argues against globalist (EU and other) cultural and political influence over his homeland, he will say that Spaniards have their own peculiar historical and cultural bonds that cannot be merged into a broader "European" mongrel culture. But a Catalan could say the exact same things about Catalan bonds that cannot be broken and merged into a Castillian-centered mongrel culture! The same principle that establishes why a nation-state's culture cannot be assimilated by a globalist entity can also be used to justify a region wanting to preserve its culture from a nation-state's assimilation desires.

It is also necessary to be pointed out that, although regional identity is a completely natural and organic development, the identity of large and diverse nation-states such as France and Spain is much more complicated and, to an extent, artificial: just look at how far France went to eradicate its regional languages and dialects and impose Parisian standards.

>Conservatism and stability.

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Bernd 11/20/2017 (Mon) 07:53:37 [Preview] No.12047 del
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>>12043
>if everybody who earns a cent more than their neighbor has the right to secede?

That is a good example that democracy as idealistic concept has multiple flaws. If some region overwhelmingly voted for independence, it looks pretty democratic: people had will to change the government etc. But if all country voted that region must not be independent, and it is also a democratic thing. First situation allows people to self-govern themselves and prevents oppression of minority, second allows majority to do something with wrong minority. Both situations contradict each other and there is no solution, because sticking to law isn't an answer - laws are created by people, not by some godlike entity, and they are imperfect by design, so must be constantly changed. So, why people in large region must use imperfect (for them) law that makes them to be completely controlled from others?

Extreme variant of majority rule allows democratic purges of minorities, extreme minority allows everyone to became independent.

This can only be fixed with restriction of democracy, but common opinion now is "democracy is sacred", so this is dead end. Modern West just uses a hypocritical position when only some privileged minorities can impose their will on masses, but other minorities can't. But there is no other way, because people happily living with each other in fully democratic society is utopian concept.


Bernd 11/20/2017 (Mon) 18:41:05 [Preview] No.12055 del
>>12041
>Hans-Adam II originally wanted to go full libertarian and allow even individual secession.
That guy has some sense of humor.

What's gonna happen in Nigeria?

>>12047
>Modern West just uses a hypocritical position
It feels like those in the position of power always just improvise and pull shit out of their asses when things happen and they should do something. They don't know what to do, they are bunch of clueless fucks who just want to put large sums into the pockets, write their name onto the pages of history, live a luxurious and envied life and they have no idea how they should behave as real leaders and how to resolve sensitive situations. Their first reaction is stalling and insisting to keep the status quo as the current situation is perfect for them.



Goodnight /kc/, /int/ and /whatever/ Bernd 10/14/2017 (Sat) 07:02:11 [Preview] No. 11171 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Last night I've this genius idea which will revolutionize goodnightposting.
Nod really.
Post images depicting sleeping figures or dreams or such you come across wherever.
They shouldn't have to be wallpaper size.
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Bernd 10/17/2017 (Tue) 05:35:50 [Preview] No. 11264 del
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>>11230
Sounds like a good practice and something that really sorts out what's really important.

It's surprising how many nightmarish picture I saved compared to dreamy ones.


Bernd 10/17/2017 (Tue) 07:57:30 [Preview] No. 11265 del
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>>11244
>YOu are smarter then me, I have one and it takes forever for it to load.

Not really. I created second directory to help sort out first and it ended with two unsorted directories full of mess.

My house is same though, I even have my school workbooks in box somewhere. Some kind of hoarding disorder I guess.


Bernd 10/17/2017 (Tue) 12:09:19 [Preview] No. 11266 del
>>11171
yawn
good knight /kc/
wake me up when Britain's in trouble


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>>11266
Wake up!
From this day chips are officially renamed to french fries on the Small Island.


Bernd 11/20/2017 (Mon) 17:32:42 [Preview] No.12052 del
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Religion thread Bernd 10/26/2017 (Thu) 00:23:33 [Preview] No. 11451 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
What do you believe in, Bernd?
Have you read the Bible?
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Bernd 11/19/2017 (Sun) 21:01:11 [Preview] No.12033 del
>>12010
Spoopy indeed. I like stories from exorcists in general, they are very spoopy. Especially when I have rather strong imagination and whatever story I hear or read I immediately place myself into it.
Here's another, but this time a bit funny.
https://www.olrl.org/stories/exorcism.shtml


Bernd 11/19/2017 (Sun) 21:36:37 [Preview] No.12034 del
>>12007
So.
Here's what I think.
People in all epoch were similar but different at the same time. Understanding their acts and motivations cannot go without understanding the spirit of their time and age they lived in. Back then in Spain (and of course other parts of Europe) the Christian faith were their reality. They listened it every Sunday they lived by it every day they talked about it they drunk it and eat it.
So.
There were that poor schizophrenic girl who saw stuff and did stuff by his understanding of the world and life. And they thought she's touched by God and they respected and honored her. Then they saw she's good money maker - Greed is a huge motivator in all time and age - and they made her more popular. So popular that the idea to make this crazy girl into nun boss became popular as well. Then they made nun boss out of her. She said she is unfit for this role but they didn't care. Then it turned out she's crazy... But she was still popular and it needed lots of time until they could say: all right that's enough, we have to do sumtin. And because she was crazy they could manipulate her into the role of a possessed. Then some dudes like Ignatius of Loyola could claim they "knew it!" this type of after the fact knowing is so typical they "doubted her all along!" and they could add her story to their resume to embellish their reputation - giving us an example on Pride as a timeless motivator.


Bernd 11/19/2017 (Sun) 21:37:56 [Preview] No.12035 del
>>12033
And btw my freinds, who, to put it delicately, are not the most devout christians out there, also had some spoopy stories because they used to go to supposedly haunted places and shit like this. Once they showed me a video from some abandoned house or factory where there was a strange source of light recorded by the camera, but they didnt see it with their eyes. That thing passed by them at the same time when one of the guy was saying "I have a feeling something is here". He used to be into occultism stuff and such and often brought this strange kind of things on himself.
I wonder if they still have it, maybe I could post it here.


Bernd 11/19/2017 (Sun) 21:52:30 [Preview] No.12037 del
>>12034
very sceptical of you tbh


Bernd 11/20/2017 (Mon) 06:46:28 [Preview] No.12045 del
>>12037
I think I am.
Back then they didn't know many things about the human condition in the biological/medical sense and they made their explanations on the basis of the Bible, Christianity and superstitions. A delusions and hallucinations of a schizophrenic could be interpreted as miraculous things, the doings of God or the Satan - but which one's it was decided by purely human factors most of the time.
Ehh, I've to go.



Battles Bernd 07/16/2017 (Sun) 10:27:19 [Preview] No. 8950 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
I've already mentioned the book titled On Killing - The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Dave Grossman (Lt. Col. of US Army). It gave some food for thought and I'm planning to write some of my speculation.

But what did the author write? Let's summarize.
He starts with the observation that most men has a natural resistance to kill (only 2% of men - those who have "predisposition toward aggressive psychopathic personality" - can go on killing without becoming a nervous wreck). This resistance is so high that even at times that our life is directly threatened (like others shoot at us) still difficult to overcome it. This resistance is the reason why infantry fire was so embarrassingly ineffective in the past 300 years - with the exception of machine guns - despite the fact that infantry weaponry (rifles) are reliable and accurate enough to cause massive losses among the enemy.
The author gives examples and sources, such as a Prussian experiment in the late 18th century, several reports and notices from several authors during 19-20th centuries (American, French, Israeli etc.), and an interesting work by a US Army historian who (and his coworkers) made mass interviews with fighting GIs during and after WWII. Also he cites his own conversation with veterans of WWII and Vietnam.
He gives new ideas on what's really happening on the battlefield. He compliments the widely known fight-or-flight model with two other options: in reality the soldiers can fight, posture, submit or flight. And most soldiers choose the second option.
Then he ponders on what enables killing (I'm gonna write more about this later) and how modern (post-WWII) armies achieve this. Then he compares these methods with the ways of contemporary mass media. His conlcusion is (after pointing out the exponential rise of violent crimes) that mass media has an undesirable effect on society.

What interesting for me is this resistance, and the enabling part. These things are actually give an entirely new way of looking warfare, and how and why battles were won.
For example the part officers (the demanding authority to kill) play in the enabling. When people (professional historians, history pros and other armchair generals) comparing the Hellenic phalanx with Roman manipulus and why the latter was more successful they compare everything but the officers. In the phalanx he's only one among those who stand in line and do the poking with pikes, but a Roman officer is one outside the formation and pressuring the soldiers to kill. It makes a huge difference if someone shouting in your ears "stab! stab! stab!" and generally pressuring you to kill. Especially if this one person is an exemplary one, a veteran whose skill in killing surpasses all the others in that particular unit. However noone talks about this because noone thinks about it.

I'll continue this sometimes, maybe only next weekend, we'll see. If you wish to read the book you can probably find it on libgen.
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Bernd 11/18/2017 (Sat) 17:17:36 [Preview] No.12001 del
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Mechanical distance.
This is a technologically based form of psychological distance. During the Gulf War this was referred to as "Nintendo warfare." Thermal imagery, night-vision devices are the most typical examples.
an Israeli tank gunner who told Holmes that "you see it all as if it were happening on a TV screen. . . . It occurred to me at the time; I see someone running and I shoot at him, and he falls, and it all looks like something on TV. I don't see people, that's one good thing about it."


Bernd 11/19/2017 (Sun) 19:18:14 [Preview] No.12023 del
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>>12000
>In nearly all historical batlles prior to the age of Napoleon, the serf who looked down his spear or musket at the enemy saw another hapless serf very much like himself, and we can understand that he was not particularly inclined to kill his mirror image

It is more true for Napoleonic times and later. Until 17th century armies (at least in Europe) had much more professional/mercenary composition, and masses of poor serfs weren't active participants of most wars.

>And so it is that the great majority of close-combat killing in ancient history was not done by the mobs of serfs and peasants who formed the great mass of combatants. It was the elite, the nobility, who were the real killers in these battles, and they were enabled by, among other things, social distance.

This statement looks pretty strange. Amount of nobility that engaged in large battles weren't very large, often it is about 100-200 proper knights or something like this in large battles. They did heavy damage of course, but they couldn't do majority of close-combat killings.

Although he is right about some social distance thing. For example. knight-vs-knight conflict often ended with capturing and ransom scheme. Even in cross-religion wars there were many examples of this.


Bernd 11/19/2017 (Sun) 20:55:50 [Preview] No.12032 del
>>12023
Most killings happened after the battles when one side broke and fled. Grossman writes about this too. This type of killing has two components:
1. the killer doesn't see the face of the fleeing enemy
2. the ancient hunting instinct kicks in, chasing is a very thrilling experience which makes easier to murder
The best chasing unit was the cavalry which is usually considered a noble unit (however lots of man-at-arms - who are often confused with knights - were commoner).
Also I think nobles in the described situation you quote were more of a killers through their commands they gave.

>Until 17th century armies (at least in Europe) had much more professional/mercenary composition, and masses of poor serfs weren't active participants of most wars.
Untrue. The usage of mercenary bands were very limited by the lack of money and the suitable social strata up to the 13-14th century. After that it was still very varied in different regions but of course the paid soldiering became the norm. For example in England during the Wars of Roses parts of the troops still came from the feudal levy (maybe even they got some moniez) on the other hand in the Italian Wars mercenaries were extremely popular. Probably such factors as scope of conflicts and the partaking sides also influenced this.


Bernd 11/19/2017 (Sun) 21:47:29 [Preview] No.12036 del
>>12032
>Most killings happened after the battles when one side broke and fled. Grossman writes about this too.

Where he got that info? It would be interesting to view the statistics about casualties in Medieval age for example, although it doesn't exist in proper form I guess.

>Also I think nobles in the described situation you quote were more of a killers through their commands they gave.

Yes, it is true even for today. But saying that killer is the person who gives orders is rather idealistic view.

>For example in England during the Wars of Roses parts of the troops still came from the feudal levy (maybe even they got some moniez)

I think that feudal levy can be counted as "semi-professionals", not as "hapless serfs" as he wrote. Although serfs who don't really want to be in army surely existed, many people did it voluntarily (for money of course, and because they had nothing to do at home, especially when there were shortage of land). And in situation when required amount of recruits isn't that big, avoiding army wasn't impossible task.

Even first attempts of mass conscription wasn't really mass in modern sense.


Bernd 11/19/2017 (Sun) 22:13:21 [Preview] No.12038 del
>>12036
>Where he got that info?
It's not just his info.
Lots of contemporary descriptions of battles depicts the closing accord of a battle that way. From the top of my head: Battle of Clontarf (or how it is written), the fleeing vikings were drowned into the sea. But for me it's quite natural knowledge. The warfare of the steppe people based on breaking the lines of the enemy, creating chaos and confusion, send them to flee then hunt them down. Hungarian did this to Euros then Mongols did this to Hungarians in - for example - the Battle of Muhi. The Hungarian camp was surrounded with the exception of a small gap and crushed until the soldiers started to flee then their small bands were hunted down at the gap. Of course the main reason for this move was the wish of Batu to capture king Béla but they salughtered anyone they could reach.
And the casualties aren't just dead but wounded and missing (deserters or unknown dead) and Grossman talks about killings. The battlefield produced wounded, maimed and dying very efficiently, less "right at that moment" dead.



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Syria War thread Bernd 09/10/2017 (Sun) 20:54:54 [Preview] No. 10248 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Because rondam news is too small to contain it

ISIS in Deir ez-Zor got almost rekt, siege is broken.

YPG forces started their own offensive and arrived in north of Deir ez-Zor.
>US-Led Coalition ‘Will Not Allow’ Syrian Army To Cross Euphrates River In Deir Ezzor
https://twitter.com/southfronteng/status/906624779997765632
wew
I except they start fighting with each other soon, maybe even tomorrow, while ISIS will occasionaly bomb a car or a tank on both sides.

ISIS in eastern Homs are getting gradually removed and hopefully soon they will be containet in the east.

There was something about Israel entering Lebanon air space and Syria reacting with anti air defence but sadly I lost link to proofs.

Link to map
https://syria.liveuamap.com/
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Bernd 11/09/2017 (Thu) 16:20:17 [Preview] No. 11795 del
>>11794
They have other bases elsewhere, don't they?


Bernd 11/09/2017 (Thu) 18:08:19 [Preview] No. 11797 del
>>11795
ISIS branches in Afghanistan, the Philipines, the Sinai, Libya and so on are just local jihadi groups that pledged allegiance (bay'ah) to Baghdadi. In fact, the same holds true for some ISIS pockets in Syria isolated from the "core" territory.


Bernd 11/09/2017 (Thu) 18:25:08 [Preview] No. 11799 del
>>11797
So they're small timers. Will Isis be finished with this? Will their movement resurrected elsewhere as someone's tool?


Bernd 11/09/2017 (Thu) 20:44:35 [Preview] No. 11803 del
>>11799
They've spent many years as one of the minor groups holding no territory, so they'll just revert to that state and focus on terrorist acts and desert guerilla activity. But now they've definitively lost the mantle of foremost jihadi group; someone else will have the strength and boldness to lead a new group into the same spot in the future.


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Tech Thread Bernd 06/27/2017 (Tue) 17:57:50 [Preview] No. 8430 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Is it possible to disable GPS in phones?
I mean actually disable it like disassemble the phone and disconnect it on the circuit board and not just in the options menu which will disable it for you and apps but not for those who want to know your location (like Google or such).
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Bernd 11/18/2017 (Sat) 15:06:36 [Preview] No.11996 del
>>11995
Well, I can make a your mum joke out of this.


Bernd 11/18/2017 (Sat) 18:02:35 [Preview] No.12003 del
>>11996
go ahead


Bernd 11/18/2017 (Sat) 18:16:12 [Preview] No.12004 del
you can't really use any argument concerning centre of mass here, that only works for gravitational field at large distances
for gravitational field nearby the best bet would be solving Laplace equation


Bernd 11/18/2017 (Sat) 19:58:06 [Preview] No.12005 del
>>11995
no.1
>no way we can make it have more mass then the star
Until your mom gets on board.

no.2
Your mom is so fat she's the center of gravity in our ringworld.


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