/general/ | /photos/ | /projects/

- [Home] [Catalog] [Search] [Thread List] [Manage]

[Return]
Posting mode: Reply
Leave these fields empty (spam trap):
Link
Subject [
Comment
File
Password (for post and file deletion)
  • Supported file types are: GIF, JPG, PNG
  • Maximum file size allowed is 12000 KB.
  • Images greater than 200x200 pixels will be thumbnailed.

File: Untitled.png -(0.1 KB, 1x1) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
119 No.17017  

  ||\                           /||
  ||:. \____________/  ||
  ||.   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |          ;''"゙''"  ;''"゙''"゙.... ||
  ||:   |           ;;''"゙''"゙.、;;:~''"'' ||
  ||:   |        ('A`)  ;;  ,,..、;;:~''"゙'' ||
  ||:. / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ノ( ヘヘ ,,..、;;:,,..、;;:~'''' ||
  ||/              [___]'     \||


I just got rejected from the only school I applied to.
>> No.17020  
File: 1297178804635.jpg -(388.3 KB, 600x600) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
397651
What counselors usually tell you is that you should apply to multiple universities in case you do get turned down. However, since you're pass that stage, I guess you can just wait until next year, but make sure to do something with your time like get a job and/or do community service. Universities want to know what you do with your time when you reapply.
>> No.17021  
  ||\                           /||
  ||:. \____________/  ||
  ||.   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |          ;''"゙''"  ;''"゙''"゙.... ||
  ||:   |           ;;''"゙''"゙.、;;:~''"'' ||
  ||:   |        ('A`)  ;;  ,,..、;;:~''"゙'' ||
  ||:. / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ノ( ヘヘ ,,..、;;:,,..、;;:~'''' ||
  ||/              [___]'     \||


I tried to post in this thread but all I got were 404 messages.
>> No.17028  
Apply again a year later, it worked for me.
Now I just need to finish writing this darned thesis.
>> No.17039  

  ||\                           /||
  ||:. \____________/  ||
  ||.   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |          ;''"゙''"  ;''"゙''"゙.... ||
  ||:   |           ;;''"゙''"゙.、;;:~''"'' ||
  ||:   |        ('A`)  ;;  ,,..、;;:~''"゙'' ||
  ||:. / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ノ( ヘヘ ,,..、;;:,,..、;;:~'''' ||
  ||/              [___]'     \||


I lost all my money from gambling weeks ago. It was all allowance money, though.
>> No.17045  
I've been randomly depressed lately and don't have any inspiration for making music, but I still feel okay enough to not want to die.
>> No.17082  
I actually haven't been depressed lately. I'm a burden ony parents, i'm dropping community college courses, i've neglected my social life, i've been lazy at work and fear getting fired, but i'm feeling alright. Cuz i'm gonna try harder now, so i can live my new found dream of supporting myself, moving to the mountains, and living in isolation. I hope to acheive this in 10-15 years, starting with putting all my effort into schoolwork.

(i'm serious this time, i won't give up in month or two, i wont i wont i wont i wont i wont)
>> No.17084  
I just get bummed out when I realize I'm 20 and have never had a job or license or done anything since I got out of high school 3 years ago. Then I watch some anime and play a bit of video games and I feel slightly better for an hour or so
>> No.17091  
>>17082
>moving to the mountains, and living in isolation
But then you won't have internet!
>> No.17092  
>>17020
>>17028
Yeah, but I can't help but think my parents are getting fed up with me. Hopefully my old job will take me back, or else I might end up a worthless NEET ガ━━(;゚Д゚)━━ン!!
>> No.17236  
>>17091
satelites! Unreliable, but i have no need for a constant connection.
>> No.17241  
Just failed enough courses to scare a NEET, but somehow that's not what's scaring me.
What's scaring me is that deep down inside, I think I'm having thoughts that I'm impervious to this - "I've been here before and I've dug myself out before, and this is all just inconsequential". somehow.
Even as my learning capacities and thought capabilities degenerate at a notable and alarming rate, I still maintain this state of mind of insane calmness, save for the fear for this calmness itself.
It's an eerie feeling. I think I'll be headed for the brink of insanity at this rate.
>> No.17260  
>moving to the mountains, and living in isolation

In the area I live there was actually someone who did this.

He managed a few years. Probably because he was very spiritual.
He was above the tree line or near it. He made a sort of cave type thing and covered it back up with the natural grasses that were growing around. Had a car battery for something. Was a raw foodie or something so rarely bothered cooking anything.

Every two weeks he walked for a long time until he reached a small town and bought food then carted it all back through heavy bush.

Fuck knows what he did with his time. I think the boredom would be the worst thing. Unless you are really spiritual or have some other way of using your surroundings then it could be difficult.

He stayed right through the winter snow.

At some point he sent out a message for someone to join him. And for a while a woman did but she got fed up after a couple months and left.

After a while he came back citing "terrible loneliness" and lived out the back of a mates farm growing exotic plants.

Unfortunately he died shortly after from a head injury.

I would have liked to have met him.

>> No.17263  
>>17260
In Norway we have this guy, Snøhulemannen or The Snow Cave Man. He's been living in the Norwegian wilderness for roughly 30 years. There was a documentary made about him recently:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGK3A2GRWNQ&feature=channel_video_title
I think it requires balls beyond measure and a mind basically impervious to loneliness to pull something like this off though. I mean, winter in Norway can go as low as -50°C (that's -58°F for you filthy Americans) and the guy had almost zero contact with other people.

An other story I've heard is about this monk living in an abandoned lighthouse on this small islet in Italy. He would fish, grow his own vegetables and grapes, the latter which he made wine out of. Every other month or so he would row into a nearby village and trade his stuff into meat and other products he couldn't get himself. He'd also buy books there since the guy loved reading, when he didn't work on his vegetables or was fishing he was basically either reading or praying.
Sounds like a pretty laid-back life, I wouldn't mind something like that actually.

>> No.17265  
Speaking of living in isolation, you can pick up your own private island for a decent deal.
http://www.privateislandsonline.com/
Like >>17263-san said, fishing and farming might not be such a bad life.
>> No.17269  
>>17265
Isla Gatun
Region - Panama, Central America
Price - US $30,000
Status - for sale
Size - 0.74 acres
Location - Lake Gatun

This doesn't sound too bad actually, anyone up for buying an island?
>> No.17271  
>>17269
I've got enough in the bank right now to buy that and get a decent start on building a house. There are a lot of logistics to work out, like transporting building materials and whatnot, but it's an idea to consider, that's for sure.

I'm not entirely sure I trust man made islands like Isla Gatun, but Dolphin Bay Island and Big Tusket Island Parcel look nice.
>> No.17274  
>>17269
.74 acres is pretty small when there's water on all sides.
>> No.17297  
>>17269

Let's buy it, bury some gold, and invite our families!
>> No.17307  
>>17297
But what if there's a witch on the island?
>> No.17309  
>>17307
Witches don't exist.
>> No.17351  
  ||\                           /||
  ||:. \____________/  ||
  ||.   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |          ;''"゙''"  ;''"゙''"゙.... ||
  ||:   |           ;;''"゙''"゙.、;;:~''"'' ||
  ||:   |        ('A`)  ;;  ,,..、;;:~''"゙'' ||
  ||:. / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ノ( ヘヘ ,,..、;;:,,..、;;:~'''' ||
  ||/              [___]'     \||


My sister got an award at her school and I was reminded of how useless I am in comparison.
>> No.17357  
next month is my 21st birthday and i still haven't done shit, I just around all day on the internet playing games and watching anime
>> No.17365  
File: 1.PNG -(2.1 KB, 503x24) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
2178
>>17357
My birthday was two days ago and either nobody remembered or they didn't care/want to bother me. I had to tell my parents and we went out to eat somewhere afterwards. My bro didn't even want to come and instead rather play HoN/LoL eating leftovers.
>> No.17366  
>>17365
I wish my family wouldn't remember my birthday. I hate having people over, and I stopped caring about my life and birthdays a long time ago.
>> No.17368  
>>17365
Happy birthday
>> No.17369  
>>17366
why do you sound like a teenager
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
>> No.17370  
>>17369

I'm not a teenager, but I still live at home so maybe that's why I come off as one.
>> No.17375  
File: 38fc7050ac1d081a030f465cefc76de4[1].png -(381.0 KB, 500x700) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
390163
>>17369
Isn't it the other way around? From what I've seen, old people tend to not care as much for things like birthdays, settling for a bit nicer than usual dinner, and sometimes don't even care to remember their age (they can calculate it after a bit, of course). The only people that I still see who are super excited over birthdays and want megas celebrations are kids.

If it's for having people over, it's actually pretty normal in some cultures where you can go to whatever bar or restaurant you want with anyone you want, but the home is saved for more close relationships. Given that, it wouldn't be strange to dislike having the more distant relationships over.
>> No.17652  
Sometimes I try to approach friends I haven't spoken to for a while and it always turns out horribly. A friend just blocked me, probably because I'm boring and only bring up shitty subjects.
>> No.20852  
                                ,.へ
  ___                            ム  i
 「 ヒ_i〉                           ゝ 〈
 ト ノ                           iニ(()
 i  {               ネ申            |  ヽ
 i  i           /      \           i   }
 |   i         /(●)   ( ● )\       {、  λ
 ト-┤.      /    (__人__)    \    ,ノ  ̄ ,!
 i   ゝ、_     <     ´ ̄`        >,. '´ハ   ,!
. ヽ、    `` 、,__\              /" \  ヽ/
   \ノ ノ   ハ ̄r/:::r―--―/::7   ノ    /
       ヽ.      ヽ::〈; . '::. :' |::/   /   ,. "
        `ー 、    \ヽ::. ;:::|/     r'"
     / ̄二二二二二二二二二二二二二二二二ヽ
     |   |      ぬ る ぽ 神        │|
     \_二二二二二二二二二二二二二二二二ノ


I applied to a different school!

  ||\                           /||
  ||:. \____________/  ||
  ||.   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |          ;''"゙''"  ;''"゙''"゙.... ||
  ||:   |           ;;''"゙''"゙.、;;:~''"'' ||
  ||:   |        ('A`)  ;;  ,,..、;;:~''"゙'' ||
  ||:. / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ノ( ヘヘ ,,..、;;:,,..、;;:~'''' ||
  ||/              [___]'     \||


But my GPA is even worse now than it was before...
>> No.20853  
>>20852
Internet high five!

The classes at my new school are so different that I basically lost a whole year.
>> No.31135  

  ||\                           /||
  ||:. \____________/  ||
  ||.   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |          ;''"゙''"  ;''"゙''"゙.... ||
  ||:   |           ;;''"゙''"゙.、;;:~''"'' ||
  ||:   |        ('A`)  ;;  ,,..、;;:~''"゙'' ||
  ||:. / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ノ( ヘヘ ,,..、;;:,,..、;;:~'''' ||
  ||/              [___]'     \||


I'm still alive
>> No.31137  
  ||\                           /||
  ||:. \____________/  ||
  ||.   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |          ;''"゙''"  ;''"゙''"゙.... ||
  ||:   |           ;;''"゙''"゙.、;;:~''"'' ||
  ||:   |        ('A`)  ;;  ,,..、;;:~''"゙'' ||
  ||:. / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ノ( ヘヘ ,,..、;;:,,..、;;:~'''' ||
  ||/              [___]'     \||

I hate myself and want to die
>> No.31144  
>>31137
              ∧_∧     THEN GO DIE ALREADY
      ∧_∧    (ಠ益ಠ  ) ∠ YOU USELESS n.e.e.t.
     ( ´_ゝ`)    /  ⌒i    
 ̄\  /   / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄/. |     
 ̄ ̄| /   ./ Compaq   /. | |
 ̄| |(__ニつ/_____/_| |____
田| | \___))\    (u ⊃
ノ||| |       ⌒ ̄
>> No.31170  
>>31144


  ||\                           /||
  ||:. \____________/  ||
  ||.   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |          ;''"゙''"  ;''"゙''"゙.... ||
  ||:   |           ;;''"゙''"゙.、;;:~''"'' ||
  ||:   |        ('A`)  ;;  ,,..、;;:~''"゙'' ||
  ||:. / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ノ( ヘヘ ,,..、;;:,,..、;;:~'''' ||
  ||/              [___]'     \||


I wish I could
>> No.31195  
File: IiB-CO2-graphic-v2-001.jpg -(182.5 KB, 940x1848) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
186883
Doha negotiations fail. We are all going to die anyway.
>> No.31197  
File: The_Netherlands_compared_to_sealevel.png -(464.1 KB, 962x1003) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
475257
>>31195
The flooding part is bullshit because it assumes complete inaction from the people in and around the city. Especially the first measure, the supposed flooding of Amsterdam, is pretty much a perfect example of how wrong it is.

You see, huge parts of the Netherlands are already below sea level. They have been for ages. The Dutch are pretty much experts in anti-flooding technology due to having had to fight the sea for that long. Despite their dangerous situation, they haven't had a single flood since 1953 - that's how effective their measures are. Corporate America might have its head too far up its own ass to save the people, but the rest of the world will be just fine.

That said, aside from the unreasonable flooding results prediction, the rest of the predicted consequences aren't all that bad, really, even in the 'all reserves depleted' worst case scenario. We get on average 6 degrees Celsius extra to our temperatures, which sucks for people living in hot environments, but people are fully capable of living self-sustaining lives in extremely hot environments, so the rest of the world should also be able to adapt if their environment turns slightly hotter.

Natural ecosystems will change, but they've been doing that for millions of years, even surviving and thriving after the K–T extinction event which wiped out more species than we'd be able to kill on purpose.

Hurricanes being 50% more destructive is laughable. How much damage do hurricanes do, really? Sure, they suck, but it's not like it's being a sincere problem to mankind.

Really, the only real problem when all of our reserves are almost depleted is ourselves - if we haven't switched to alternative sources of energy by then and remain completely dependent on scarcer resources, we're going to have huge wars, likely global, over the remaining sources. That's going to suck harder than any part of the climate change.
>> No.31198  
>>31197
>the rest of the predicted consequences aren't all that bad
Like ocean acidification?

>We get on average 6 degrees Celsius
That's global average. It won't be the same everywhere.

>Natural ecosystems will change
It takes million of years for them to do that. We are talking about a hundred years change.

>even surviving and thriving after the K–T extinction
...which killed 75% of the species. Still it's nothing compared to the Permian extinction which killed 95% of the species. Oh and besides K-T extinction every single else (including the Permian) is closely related to ocean acidification and the water anoxia that it causes.
Obviously life won't go extinct after that. Humanity probably will though, which is the main point of concern.

>depleted resources
Clean water and food are resources too. Climate change destroys great numbers of them and/or puts them underwater.

>We get on average 6 degrees Celsius extra to our temperatures
6 degrees is runaway climate change.

>Hurricanes
Will more frequent and larger in magnitude. Also they will start happening in places that they didn't so far. They aren't a "threat" to humanity, but cause massive destruction which affects infrastructure and the economy in general (besides the obvious death tolls)
. Same with storms, heat waves, drought etc.

Not to mention massive immigrations, countries with no future waging wars etc.

And some links:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7ktYbVwr90

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planetary_boundaries#The_nine_boundaries

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Global_warming
>> No.31200  
>>31198
>Clean water and food are resources too. Climate change destroys great numbers of them and/or puts them underwater.
Resources we will have no problems with. We can relatively easily make unclean water fit for consumption. It might not be as abundant as it is now (multiple rooms in every home having a constant supply of near-free water), but it definitely isn't going to kill us. Same for food; we've managed to turn anything near-edible into food. As long as there's animals we will be able to eat meat, and as long as any crops can grow, we will also have other food resources.

>Obviously life won't go extinct after that. Humanity probably will though, which is the main point of concern.
What makes you think humanity will go extinct? All of these predicted problems (save the wars) are ones that most of humankind will survive; to wipe out every last trace of humankind would require much, much more than just a global climate change. Using our intelligence we've become able to adapt to nearly anything, we've reached every point on earth save for the deepest depths and we've even managed to go out into space and return alive. Nothing short of a sudden all-destroying catastrophe will make us go extinct.
>> No.31201  
>>31200
>Resources we will have no problems with.
The main problem is that with the exception of countries like Canada, Russia and Australia, most of the Western world countries import their food supplies from third-world countries (Latin America, SE Asia etc). We do not have sustainable (autarky) societies. Of course that can always change. The main problem is that the cost paid for the climate change effects is still greater than the cost needed for preventing it.

>What makes you think humanity will go extinct?
Okay maybe not go extinct but greatly changed for worse. Living in domes, underground or in some sort of world-apartheid is not exactly what I would call a good future.
>> No.31202  
>>31201
>The main problem is that the cost paid for the climate change effects is still greater than the cost needed for preventing it.
It's a deeply-rooted problem, and the world economy depends on the same things that will screw us over in the long run. The only way to prevent climate change is to let us be screwed over in the short term to be better off in the long run, but people just don't work like that. We can only go forward, even if it's better to take a step back. The theoretical cost is low, but in practice it's impossible to do.

>Living in domes, underground or in some sort of world-apartheid is not exactly what I would call a good future.
Living in domes or underground isn't going to happen due to climate change (we're still fully capable of operating just fine in the open), though it isn't impossible if it happens due to war - but eventually some kind of war is inevitable anyways, considering the world population keeps growing and some day we'll hit the limit of what we can/want to support. World-apartheid is also a completely human thing unrelated to climate change.
>> No.31203  

  ||\                           /||
  ||:. \____________/  ||
  ||.   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |          ;''"゙''"  ;''"゙''"゙.... ||
  ||:   |           ;;''"゙''"゙.、;;:~''"'' ||
  ||:   |        ('A`)  ;;  ,,..、;;:~''"゙'' ||
  ||:. / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ノ( ヘヘ ,,..、;;:,,..、;;:~'''' ||
  ||/              [___]'     \||

Please make the words stop
>> No.31205  

  ||\                           /||
  ||:. \____________/  ||
  ||.   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |          ;''"゙''"  ;''"゙''"゙.... ||
  ||:   |           ;;''"゙''"゙.、;;:~''"'' ||
  ||:   |        ('A`)  ;;  ,,..、;;:~''"゙'' ||
  ||:. / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ノ( ヘヘ ,,..、;;:,,..、;;:~'''' ||
  ||/              [___]'     \||

nigga I ain't readin' all that
>> No.31207  
>>31195
I-I'm sorry for butting into this thread and derailing it more, but how on earth is a 0.1 change in pH equal to 30% more acidic? There's certainly a problem with oceans becoming less alkaline due to carbonic acid, but I wonder about those percentages.
>> No.31210  
>>31201
>most of the Western world countries import their food supplies from third-world countries

Third-world countries maybe wish they'd have the man by the leash like that. Food prices would be multiples of what we have now.
The EU puts so much funding into food production that they produce more than they can eat. Insane amounts of perfectly edible food are thrown away, yet there is no shortage. European farmers produce so much that the people can afford to be incredibly picky. They EXPORT chicken necks to Africa, in large amounts, and so cheaply that it completely dominates local food production, making on-site chicken farming infeasible.

>>31207
Seems like a large number, but that by itself doesn't have to mean much. That's the "beauty" of percentages. Let's say you work for 0.1$ per hour. Your employer feels generous, and gives you a raise to 0.13$. That's 30% more, but you're not really any richer. However, pH works on a logarithmic scale, so that 0.1 change in a natural environment is a big deal. I have to wonder, though, why that increase in dissolved CO2 levels shouldn't lead to an increase in phytoplankton, balancing it out - as long as CO2 levels don't rise too much.
That said, some ecosystem are very sensitive to small changes, like coral reefs.
>> No.31252  
>>31207
what you do is start off with 10^n representing how basic/acidic normal seawater is, then you compare it to 10^(n+0.1). This always ends up as being a 1.25 or 0.8 ratio, depending on which direction you're looking at.
They're probably saying 30% more acidic either because 30% is a better number or the ph scale is increasing at a rate of greater than 0.1 - say, 0.115.
>> No.31399  
Okay, this video explains a lot of the points made so far like the pH and why it's so bad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2Jxs7lR8ZI
>> No.31945  
  ||\                           /||
  ||:. \____________/  ||
  ||.   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |                  |   ||
  ||:   |          ;''"゙''"  ;''"゙''"゙.... ||
  ||:   |           ;;''"゙''"゙.、;;:~''"'' ||
  ||:   |        ('A`)  ;;  ,,..、;;:~''"゙'' ||
  ||:. / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ノ( ヘヘ ,,..、;;:,,..、;;:~'''' ||
  ||/              [___]'     \||


I got rejected from university again. I'm so worthless.


Delete Post []
Password