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Language Learning Thread Bernd 07/18/2017 (Tue) 23:44:36 [Preview] No. 9015 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
What language are you learning, Bernd? I am currently learning some Spanish, although my vocabulary is still small and my grammar needs work. Does anyone know of some good resources for learning Spanish and other languages? What are some languages you think that everyone should learn?
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Bernd 01/11/2018 (Thu) 18:06:15 [Preview] No.13017 del
Can confirm we also had british english here.

Bernd 01/11/2018 (Thu) 19:22:51 [Preview] No.13018 del
We can omit pronouns 99,9% of the time. The verbs always indicate who is the subject of the sentence and putting pronouns into it sounds weird and redundant.
>I go. = Megyek. (= GoI.)
>You visit. = Látogatsz (= Visityou.)
>He laughs. = Nevet (= Laughs. ... as this already has an affix or suffix or whatever, we don't have genders here, it's always clear from the context)
>We run. = Futunk (Runwe.)
Well, the affixes aren't literally equal to pronouns they just signs. So the -unk isn't we in English. (we = mi)
Only those sentences need pronouns where there's no verb. Similar to English.
>Who ate the cookie? = Ki ette meg a sütit?
>Me. = Én.

I'm pretty shit at explaining grammar tho. I lack the necessary vocabulary.

>you (formal)/him/her/it,
Now this is interesting stuff. We have several level of verbal politeness. I remember a Hungarobernd writing about this on KC main. I haven't screencapped it sadly. I'm gonna follow his route but add my shit.

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Bernd 01/11/2018 (Thu) 19:25:33 [Preview] No.13019 del
Actually even tegeződés can use conditional as a form of courtesy.

Bernd 01/11/2018 (Thu) 19:47:30 [Preview] No.13022 del
In Slovene it's also the same, actually it's considered incorrect usage to use the pronouns. The formal address uses plural verb forms so it's not even needed there.

Bernd 01/11/2018 (Thu) 20:01:03 [Preview] No.13023 del
Wtf I love Slovene nao.

question Bernd 08/28/2017 (Mon) 12:07:16 [Preview] No. 9768 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
what do you think about imageboarding bernd?
are you tired of it?
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Bernd 10/13/2017 (Fri) 12:53:41 [Preview] No. 11153 del
I'd still rather post things like this on imageboards than start a blog:

<I find that memory is heavily associative -- when I'm prepared to speak in English, it somehow cuts my mental association to most concepts that I mainly know in the context of Finnish. It's like a complete gear shift, where the two languages can't meet. Speaking in English I sometimes couldn't be put on the spot to recall even basic things like catchy song lyrics in Finnish unless they're already in my near memory. That is, recalling from your vast pool of experience is in itself something that requires a certain level of talent to perform with immediacy, but its curious how that works specifically in a single side of the language barrier. This makes me wonder if in fact every word we speak somehow reminds us of every other word we know, but only within the same langauge. It's strictly a matter of semiotics, I do recall abstract concepts of course but the appropriate signifiers don't come to me easily from separate languages, although I'm trained for them to come quite easily as long as I only have to speak in either language, but then I can do it at great length without stuttering or looking for the correct word. This time I was trying to translate in my a head a figurative reference to calvinism somebody was using, and how to say the same thing to a Finn, but I couldn't for the life of me remember the name of laestadionism although Finnish armchair politicians talk about them all the fucking time. I just haven't ever heard that word in an English sentence, so while my brain was primed to English the word for laestadionism didn't exist for me.

Bernd 11/10/2017 (Fri) 06:17:19 [Preview] No. 11808 del
Expressing things in another language sure needs a different thinking process. Sometimes I would share something with Bernd but in English it would be nonsense so a decide against it.
Literal translations of sayings sounds funny tho.

This < thingy doesn't fit into this color scheme of ours. Very hard to read. In fact had to copypaste this text into a text editor.

Now I'm pondering how much posters would we need so the board could do all right. This is a periodically returning motif.

Bernd 01/11/2018 (Thu) 16:37:56 [Preview] No.13001 del
What's up with that Polish board here?

Bernd 01/11/2018 (Thu) 17:11:31 [Preview] No.13004 del
You mean /4/?
Karachan used to host that board. No idea what happened. Also I never had interest what is it actually about. Seems just like some circle of internet friends.

Bernd 01/11/2018 (Thu) 17:14:44 [Preview] No.13006 del
Yeah, them. They have very short threads.

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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 01/03/2018 (Wed) 21:27:34 [Preview] No.12894 del
Yeah I got that. Could you name those games? Or one which you enjoyed the most?

Bernd 01/04/2018 (Thu) 18:27:22 [Preview] No.12901 del
I'll give some examples.

Mage Wars.
People call it "Magic the Gathering the Board Game" although I never played MtG so I won't comment how accurate is that. Idea is simple, two mages enter arena and they fight to death. Large amount of different card spells and (thanks to expansions) a lot of different characters to choose from make it quite complex tactical game. My friend I used to play with called it modern chess. I think I mentioned this game here earlier.

It's like RPG dungeon crawler board game. You have your characters, they have stats, equipment, skills etc. There's Dungeon Master who control monsters, traps etc. There's book with scenarios, and there are puzzle like terrain pieces that can be arranged in many ways. Scenarios can be played separately or as a campaign so between battles players can go to city to gear up, heal etc.
There was very similar game where instead of scenarios players would travel on a big world map with cities, monsters etc., but unfortunately I forgot the name. If I remember correctly it was made by the same company and set in the same world.

7 Wonders.
You build your civilization based around one of the ancient 7 wonders. The one that scores the most points in the end of the game, wins. There are many ways of getting points: there are cultural buildings, resources, economy, war. What I like is that it's not necessary to go to war, you can't really get annihilated during the game and if you're good you can loose every battle that occurs and still win the game.

Settlers of Catan
Based purely on economy. Gather resources, trade, build your infrastructure. Guy who gets big enough wins.

Bernd 01/04/2018 (Thu) 20:18:21 [Preview] No.12907 del
Uhumm, those do sound more serious. Maybe the fantasy setting isn't a good fit for the given crowd I'm not entirely sure.
Based on your review from these four I would try Mage Wars and 7 Wonders. Instead of Descent I rather play a regular rpg.

Bernd 01/05/2018 (Fri) 03:28:21 [Preview] No.12911 del
>Settlers of Cataan

I came a little. Klaus Teuber games, never played one that wasn't a blast.

Bernd 01/08/2018 (Mon) 17:17:59 [Preview] No.12963 del
Oh I forgot. The Risk game was quite all right. We'll play more in the future. Possibly.
However previously I dl'd a manual (an USian, 1993) and there were some discrepancies. E.g. the one we played is for 5 players tops and not 6, every player starts with 35 units even if all 5 plays and not 25 and such.

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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 12/28/2017 (Thu) 10:22:44 [Preview] No.12769 del
>no classes [...] rather you are free to develop your character however you like
That's good in my book.
>Hard West, which looks like Wild West X-com shooter
How's it going?

Bernd 12/29/2017 (Fri) 19:56:10 [Preview] No.12802 del
Hard West is a nice game, but nothing extraordinary.

For the most part combat resembles modern x-com games (cover system, 2 action points per turn etc.) so I won't comment on that.

There is no one single campaing. Rather there are 7 small stories, following different characters. I finished 3 of them and started fourth. Some of the stories are connected. In one storyline I follow a guy who lost his mother, father leaves him because he can't handle all the problems and in the next scenario he makes a pact with the devil. On the other storyline I play as a genius scientist, then in the following scenario I get to play as his nemesis looking to kill him.

World is a typical wild west setting except more dark and with supernatural elements.

There's no real character progression or customization. It's not a rpg game, although they have stats which may change in game. Characters get cards which grant stat boost and special usable abilities. If you make a figure with your cards (like in poker game) you get even greater bonus. Cards are unique, so two characters can't get same special ability.

Game features various guns and equipment from the era. There are weapons you would expect, like typical revolvers or lever action rifles, but also some bizarre designs, like chain rifles or 8 barrel shotguns.

Between fights you travel around map doing your main quest, interacting with world, but it's rather limited. Side quests are very few, everything is mostly about main story.

Now I have to talk about something that makes combat unique and not a total x-com copy. There is resource called Luck, which is used for special abilities, and most importantly is used to decrease chance for being hit by enemy. Works like this: you get shot, you gain luck. You dodge shot, you loose luck. When you're out of luck, you're going to get shot for sure. Of course other factors are important, like your skill and range, but luck is most important. With full luck you can stand in the open and get a one guaranteed dodge.
Cover doesn't reduce chance of being hit, instead it reduces damage taken to 1/2 or 1/4. So because of this and the fact that youre outnumbered almost always you can't just camp in favourable position forever and isntead you're forced to move around and flank enemies.

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Sounds worthy of a closer look.

Two days ago I got the feeling to install picrel and as I do my morning stuff now my thoughts keeps returning to that. So maybe sometimes.

Bernd 01/06/2018 (Sat) 15:35:50 [Preview] No.12931 del
Anybernd played Pokemon Topaz? It's pretty funny. The pokemon have been replaced by shitty ones, you play as team rocket and some other stuff I don't want to spoil for you.

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Instead of Desu Ex I installed Grim Fandango Remastered as I found a Linux version. Now this is another game with great soundtrack.
I remember fairly lot so I proceed fast with it. Even the lines come back as the characters speak. Excellent stuff.

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Bernd 01/03/2018 (Wed) 13:57:10 [Preview] No. 12879 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
whats wrong with white "people"?
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They are racist

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Bernd 01/03/2018 (Wed) 16:48:57 [Preview] No.12887 del
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nothing wrong with them

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global imperialism

Bernd 01/03/2018 (Wed) 21:30:48 [Preview] No.12895 del
What's your theory?

Bernd 06/30/2017 (Fri) 03:31:21 [Preview] No. 8551 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Do you guys like space? I think space is really neat.
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Bernd 12/29/2017 (Fri) 19:17:07 [Preview] No.12798 del
That's good. You're gonna be allowed to cause blunt force trauma to many heads of the Intelligentsia when the revolution comes.

Bernd 12/29/2017 (Fri) 20:04:57 [Preview] No.12803 del

Quick search in google revealed some burger prottie sites or articles about end of the world.

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So Second Coming next year? That will be astronomical.

Bernd 12/29/2017 (Fri) 20:48:45 [Preview] No.12806 del
uh, some of those sites were from 2015

Bernd 12/30/2017 (Sat) 07:36:27 [Preview] No.12807 del
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Well, then it's about goddamn time.

israel is literally hitler threda Bernd 12/07/2017 (Thu) 08:51:54 [Preview] No. 12408 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
I am going to start with a new possible thread.


Religion of peace is peacefully resisting Zionist imperialism again.
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a 56% arrives in the thread

Bernd 12/10/2017 (Sun) 16:57:53 [Preview] No.12514 del
Back on KC main once I read an opinion of an fatposter that Germs cannot into sarcasm.
I bet our visitor was too lazy to undertake the exhausting task of making a little click with his hot dog finger to check the link and draw a conclusion how this relates to the pictures.

Bernd 12/11/2017 (Mon) 02:33:50 [Preview] No.12530 del
Wew, I missed based Czechs being based.

Bernd 12/11/2017 (Mon) 15:39:34 [Preview] No.12550 del
I didn't look up what our Party and Government think about this thing but I might do it as I'm curious how V4 reacts considering our PMs were quite friendly with Bibi not long ago.

Bernd 12/29/2017 (Fri) 07:48:47 [Preview] No.12776 del
>drought plaguing the country for a fifth straight year.
Still two ugly, thin cows to go.

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.


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 12/26/2017 (Tue) 21:55:45 [Preview] No.12747 del
It would be extremely blasphemous.

Bernd 12/27/2017 (Wed) 08:20:54 [Preview] No.12751 del
>I wonder what directions are they facing
I wish we had a Polish and a Brazilian poster who could check it out with a compass.
Jokes aside. The wiki pages don't have this piece of info surprisingly. I would think it's an important fact. Some bearings can be symbolical. It might be an urban legend but the equestrian statue of Jelacic in Zagreb pointed toward Budapest with his sword in the past but he was turned toward Belgrad during the Yugo Wars.
Aren't there any sites in native language about these statues' bearings? Or a downloadable document of the specifications?

Bernd 12/27/2017 (Wed) 08:25:51 [Preview] No.12752 del
What the hell? Why didn't this thread got bumped by my post?

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Oh, hahah, we reached bump limit it seems.
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I didn't even notice.

Bernd 12/27/2017 (Wed) 10:00:34 [Preview] No.12754 del
I think we should just go check satellite imagery and determine direction from there

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) 18:02:35 [Preview] No.12003 del
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
>no way we can make it have more mass then the star
Until your mom gets on board.

Your mom is so fat she's the center of gravity in our ringworld.

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I was in a very Christmasy mood so I made a candle from a used tealight tin, twine and some rancid lard. For ten minutes it worked as any normal tealight, then it's flame ebbed but kept burning on that level for more than an hour. It went out few minutes ago.
With a better wick it should keep going. I don wanna buy professional wick so am gonna fuck with the twine, maybe I'll twine two strands (the two end of the same strand), or make ot more fluffy by tearing the fibers so it might absorb the melted lard better.

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Webm thread Bernd 06/26/2017 (Mon) 17:07:12 [Preview] No. 8407 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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Bernd 12/12/2017 (Tue) 03:20:21 [Preview] No.12561 del
Ramming police cars is banned in Germany, so they hope trucks try to go through the blocks.

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ahhh that is why. makes sense I guess. Really won't stop much though.

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Bernd 12/25/2017 (Mon) 13:38:17 [Preview] No.12722 del
Why that footage is in reverse order?