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Celsius 09/07/12(Sun)16:23 No. 3532 [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts] Stickied
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Post some goddamn books


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Sou 16/04/20(Wed)08:40 No. 17559
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Please, link to download funtional training for sports by michael boyle. Thx... and good lucky!




What is "&c?" Hipster Slut 16/04/24(Sun)07:33 No. 17561 [Reply]
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I am reading through origin of species again and I keep comming across this "&c" phrase but I have no idea what it means.

Can any one help me out?

Thanks, /lit/


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Hipster Slut 16/04/26(Tue)19:25 No. 17562

It's an abbreviation for et cetera.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etcetera


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sage 16/05/02(Mon)16:59 No. 17564

>>17562
Aright, cool, that's what I thought it meant, but, I wasn't sure.
Thanks.




Hipster Slut 16/05/02(Mon)01:03 No. 17563 [Reply]
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What are your thoughts on The Fall by Albert Camus?

Here are some resources on it I would like to share with you:

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQCsSuj3LgA (rare BBC documentary)
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYuEwEhOzRs (a lecture about The Plague and The Fall. He starts talking about The Fall about halfway through.)
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7UiShv7a8A (continuation of the previous lecture, entirely dedicated to The Fall.)




Hipster Slut 14/06/20(Fri)19:33 No. 17209 [Reply]
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I can pick up Heart of Darkness for €11 and Infinite Jest for €20. I'm going to my home country for a few weeks, and I needed a book to read while I'm there. My English isn't very good, so half the reason why I want to read is to develop my grammar. Which one is the better buy in this situation? I'd rather own a paperback than pirate it or lend it from a library.


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Hipster Slut 15/01/18(Sun)14:24 No. 17392

That's pretty damn expensive. Just go into a charity shop and get them for a euro.


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Hipster Slut 16/04/14(Thu)20:09 No. 17558

>>17386
Heart of Darkness isn't what I would call easy either, but it is easier than DFW. Hemingway is a good recommendation.
If you need something to read for a while, try to find his complete stories.


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Hipster Slut 16/04/22(Fri)12:52 No. 17560

Infinite Jest is really tedious and stupid. It exists so that litfags can act pretentious.




Krystallnacht Hipster Slut 15/02/06(Fri)11:06 No. 17401 [Reply]
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Krystallnacht Hidden Library
Krystallnacht Library
It looks like krystallnacht Library is down.

It was a site filled with rare digital books. Does anyone here have it all or a siterip they can upload on Mega???

http://krystallnacht.com/


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Hipster Slut 15/09/30(Wed)00:21 No. 17484

Still working as of now. There are some great rare books in here.

One question though. Why does every secret book collection with books I find interesting about survivalist, homesteading, obscure history, etc. have to have one file filled with really dumb racist hate rants, nazi fanboy bullshit, and "the jews are gonna get ya!" books. Its like nothing can be solely for one purpose everything has to have some kookville militant shit or just be useless eco-living pussy literature for bored housewives and hippies with no imagination or natural intuition.


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Hipster Slut 15/10/01(Thu)01:15 No. 17485

>>17484

butthurt


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Hipster Slut 16/04/14(Thu)20:05 No. 17557

>>17484
Probably because anyone who delves deep into survivalist lit suffers from some kind of paranoia, and people who are paranoid are paranoid about many things.




Hipster Slut 16/04/03(Sun)15:28 No. 17552 [Reply]
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Are any of you familiar with the Inheritance series of books?
I am thinking of a passage describing why there must be a balance between spellcasters and soldiers in an army.
I searched the books for keywords, but came up empty.


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Hipster Slut 16/04/04(Mon)06:15 No. 17553

>>17552
I can't remember the exact location, but I believe it is something like this: You need enough mages to protect the soldiers from other mages. You also need enough soldiers, or the enemy soldiers will just come kill your mages while they're locked in a wizards duel.


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Hipster Slut 16/04/04(Mon)07:15 No. 17554

>>17553
Found it!

“Abandoning the subject, Oromis asked, “How would you kill with magic?”
“I’ve done it many ways,” said Eragon. “I’ve hunted with a pebble—moving and aiming it with magic—as well as using the word jierda to break Urgals’ legs and necks. Once, with thrysta, I stopped a man’s heart.”
“There are more efficient methods,” revealed Oromis. “What does it take to kill a man, Eragon? A sword through the chest? A broken neck? The loss of blood? All it takes is for a single artery in the brain to be pinched off, or for certain nerves to be severed. With the right spell, you could obliterate an army.”
“I should have thought of that in Farthen Dûr,” said Eragon, disgusted with himself. Not just Farthen Dûr either, but also when the Kull chased us from the Hadarac Desert. “Again, why didn’t Brom teach me this?”
“Because he did not expect you to face an army for months or years to come; it is not a tool given to untested Riders.”
“If it’s so easy to kill people, though, what’s the point of us or Galbatorix raising an army?”
“To be succinct, tactics. Magicians are vulnerable to physical attack when they are embroiled in their mental struggles. Therefore, they need warriors to protect them. And the warriors must be shielded, at least in part, from magical attacks, else they would be slain within minutes. These limitations mean that when armies confront one another, their magicians are scattered throughout the bulk of their forces, close to the edge but not so close as to be in danger. The magicians on both sides open their minds and attempt to sense if anyone is using or is about to use magic. Since their enemies might be beyond their mental reach, magicians also erect wards around themselves and their warriors to stop or lessen long-range attacks, such as a pebble sent flying toward their head from a mile away.”
“Surely one man can’t defend an entire army,” said Eragon.
“Not alone, but with enough magicians, you can provide a reasonable amount of protection. The greatest danger in this sort of conflict is that a clever magician may think of a unique attack that can bypass your wards without tripping them. That itself could be enough to decide a battle.
“Also,” said Oromis, “you must keep in mind that the ability to use magic is exceedingly rare among the races. We elves are no exception, although we have a greater allotment of spellweavers than most, as a result of oaths we bound ourselves with centuries ago. The majority of those blessed with magic have little or no appreciable talent; they struggle to heal even so much as a bruise.”




Horror Hipster Slut 15/08/03(Mon)23:53 No. 17455 [Reply]
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Why are some people so infatuated with Lovecraft? He is probably the most overrated horror writer ever.

He is basically emulating Hindu mythology and name drops 40 000 different gods while building some pseudo-imaginative netherworld where everything boils down to madness and hurr nothing makes sense durr. Pretty much every neckbeards wet dream besides watching anime.


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Hipster Slut 16/01/31(Sun)06:19 No. 17526

>>17525

He is still overrated.


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Hipster Slut 16/02/06(Sat)12:30 No. 17527

>>17458
Pretty much

His work is incredibly dry and empty

In his work he's always grasping for substance but never finds anything except for his own bleak madness


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Hipster Slut 16/03/18(Fri)02:09 No. 17549
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>>17527

Man is an essentially superstitious and fearful animal. Take away the herd's Christian gods and saints and they will without failing come to worship...something else.
- H.P Fedoracraft

Notice that he is so enlightened by his intelligence that he refers to people as a "herd". What kind of herd? Cows, buffalos, zebras, wildebeests.....or perhaps sheep? Who knows.




Hipster Slut 16/03/07(Mon)15:07 No. 17541 [Reply]
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Practicing my technical writing. How is it and what can be improved?

>The age of petroleum as an energy source is slowly coming to an end, but the modern world remains powered by oil while being ubiquitous in products that do not yet have viable petroleum substitutes for their production. As the developing world’s demand for fossil fuels grows and supplies run dry, oil exploration becomes a more lucrative but risky venture that also promises higher oil returns.

>The project manager and procurement officer have the authority to negotiate for resources. The project manager and relationship manager are authorized to communicate with contractors and the project manager has exclusive authority with regards to communication to upper level management. The project manager has the authority to designate roles and jobs within the project. The holder of this position is John Doe and the other positions are vacant until assigned.


Subject matter and details are arbitrary by the way.


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Hipster Slut 16/03/08(Tue)00:46 No. 17542

> but the modern world remains powered by oil while being ubiquitous in products that do not yet have viable petroleum substitutes for their production.

ouch, rephrase this. use of ubiquitous seems forced, whole passage is a bit clunky and could be better rephrased. also, switch "powered" to something that indicates that you're talking about its uses beyond just energy (like "remains reliant on")

Your second sample passage seems just fine.


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Hipster Slut 16/03/08(Tue)21:24 No. 17544

The first paragraph is not technical writing. Technical writing conveys information or instructions with an emphasis on clarity. What you have written appears to be rhetoric instead.

"The age of" - undefined, unbounded term
"is" - this implies a current state of affairs, but does not indicate any particular date. Is this sentence still true when read in 2070?
"slowly coming to an end" - speculation or prediction, not information. 'Slowly' is vague.

"the modern world remains powered by oil" -redundant with the first clause, which already states that we are in an 'age of petroleum as an energy source'. Also, no data to support this assertion. Technical writing conveys information, not common knowledge.

The rest of the first paragraph isn't any better.


The second paragraph is better, because it tries to convey information: job responsibilities for various positions. This might be more clear as a bullet list.

project manager
o negotiates resources (see also procurement officer)
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Criticism OP needs critz 16/02/06(Sat)17:55 No. 17528 [Reply]
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I posted this on 4chan earlier and didn't really receive much constructive criticism. I'm looking to improve vastly on my essay writing. This is not meant to be original. It was made specifically for criticism. (just starting and blowing it out my ass for now)
Thoughts?
>tldr: unoriginal opinion, the pic. Fuck me hard edition.


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Hipster Slut 16/02/24(Wed)01:27 No. 17540

>>17528
Sorry, but what did you just state? What was the point you were trying t make?




A short story to explain the origin of Kit, a counter-culture messenger Kit 16/02/19(Fri)23:18 No. 17539 [Reply]
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The story is definitely too long, so I'll post a pastebin link here. If that's against the rules or something, I apologize. I'm just a long time lurker hoping that people will enjoy my writing.

http://pastebin.com/BX0UNtq9

Image not related at all and was in fact random.




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