You miss the point. Utopia thinking is about buying into a dream society that someone is selling.
The video above is about poking holes in the philosophy that corruption and government will yield to science. That through stronger adherence to the values of science will society ascend past it's flaws. In the case of Dubai this is not the case where brilliant minds are brought in to mastermind construction projects and what is left is an unsustainable and poorly thought out mess of urban planning.
I found his bashing on Dubai to be redundant or maybe ignorant. I don’t think anyone that watches his videos ever thought Dubai was anything more than a place for rich people to flaunt wealth/play around with their wealth. Dubai is not a city that sustains itself or produces practical goods or anything else a normal city does. It is a city for the rich and powerful by the rich and powerful. Applying typical views of how the general city operates just won’t work on a city that solely exists because some rich Arabs came together and said “We want the most opulent city in the world”.
Also isnt what, that video indirectly advocating for a “stronger adherence to the values of science”? He isn’t so much talking about the philosophy of Utopianism as he is complaining that Gulf Arabs flaunt their wealth around in a manner that is unsustainable.
>>1212>as he is complaining that Gulf Arabs flaunt their wealth around in a manner that is unsustainable.
To be fair it almost makes sense to spend it how they are, they have nothing else after the oil money stops, they really need to build a city that the rich will go to for the sake of going to the city itself and that is what the City has been achieving.
The chap in the Video mentions turning it into an Arab theme park and I do agree that would be better for most tourists(maybe, it's still in a desert in the middle of nowhere and the city would be fake) but it won't attract the rich in the same way. The whole thing is probably going to collapse anyway.
(didn't watch the video)
Yeah, they're trying to find a new way to make vast amounts of money to maintain the same quality of life. Dubai's been trying to bill itself as the Las Vegas of the region and it's been having quite a few struggles due to it also trying to maintain some theocracy (on paper at least). It's such an absurd situation to see a country elevated so highly because of dead plant matter underneath them, and thankfully for them it happened after wars of conquest stopped being vogue among the European powers.
Strange coincidence that they're both in deserts, huh. Research into terraforming desert is probably something that will be of great importance in the coming centuries and that's something Dubai could be doing, but I sincerely doubt it is.
The UAE wanted dubai to be another las vegas, also and most importantly as an icon. The UAE is a small country but it want to play a bigger role in the region. To be like what saudi is now and what Egypt was. Without Dubai no one would know about the UEA, it would be like Bahrain. It did somewhat success in being an icon, it known by the world and some Arab might consider it a cool destination to visit if he had money. Tho it becoming hated more and more for a lot of reasons.
Fiat justitia ruat caelum...
Sic semper tyrannis!
these are complementary ideas
Some might even say, to subscribe to one is to subscribe to both.
Don't get why nofap is a thing. I've gone for long stretches without mastubating just because I didn't think to do it. It's not hard to do. And this is coming from someone who has every weird fetish under the sun. You're not a hero for not jerking off, you're a loser for making it a 'thing'.
There was some misinterpreted science behind it where a test on somebody showed an increase in Testosterone due to it, however the increase was temporary and actually returned to normal levels(it could have just been random and unrelated). The rest is just Bro Science. However, for a normal guy with an interest in relationships forcing him to not do it may result in him becoming more motivated to find women and therefore he may feel that he has more energy for that or more success with women. I don't see the appeal either, I don't actually feel that motivated to do it but I find if I forget and don't do it at least once a week all that happens is I get wet dreams.
a large portion of it is people with an actual porn addiction finding out that not jerking off made them more productive and likable because they did stuff other than porn, then they extrapolate that to mean if everyone else stops jerking off then they'll be more productive and likable too- even though in some cases the opposite is true.
A way for those with nothing of worth to prop themselves up.
Somehow cleaning while it's sunny and talking to myself made me feel good.
Images had resolutions of 300x200 back then, it's not a fair comparison.
I really like these videos, but there's the obvious problem of using them as recipe guides in that they often omit steps, or fail to mention prepping certain parts in advance. They're very much made for watching, not for trying yourself. If you were going to make it, you'd definitely want to watch the whole video first and try writing the steps afterwards.
Too tired to even do that... Maybe that's my issue actually but I don't want to sleep just yet.
Looking at the time makes my emotions feel uncomfortable even though time is an abstract concept rather than a physical pressure, foreign to my sentiments and untracable other than in amount of sunlight and seasonal characteristics, a second-hand feeling mostly. I played games where I could defeat the endboss within one or two weeks but it was unpleasant to view how many hours the game showed me for playing it; when replaying the game for the fifth time, I got a result of only 9:30h which is fast (I assume; and I should be more thankful when it comes to comparing to the magnitudes others have invested in other games) when the TAS is at 6h due to lots of manipulation. I have no clock in my room and disabled it on the taskbar. I started a private project a year ago(September) but feel better when telling myself I seriously got into the project in December or January. I assume this time-consciousness is what leads many persons to bad conscience and diminuished enjoyment of entertainment media.
ww as if I have any experience with friend gatherings.
I can't imagine actually having friends. It seems boring.
b-but what about your /qa/ friends?
But I don't actually 'hang out' with them and in real life I would hate them.
What kind of board games?
We could always play tabletop simulator
I assume the boards you're talking about are 4chan and if that's the case I found your problem
Yeah, on 4chan there's a large amount of people that are posting only to try and get a negative reaction.
And, well... >non-kissu /qa/
That place is entirely those people.
I was so confused, I've never seen foot fetish thread on kissu. But then>non-kissu /qa/
Board games are boring.
I feel mixed towards feet. I don't hate them but also they are probably the most disgusting part of the human body. Because you walk on them so they are always going to be dirty.
wtf. i've read all these posts before. have i really been on kissu for a year already
can a mod please test out the new keeping-reply-links-when-moving-posts feature by splitting off the conversation about feet into a new thread
this thread shouldn't even exist in the first place
aoe3 is on eternal life support
Medieval 2 has a large variety in overhaul mods with the LOTR mod being the most popular one. And with the devs only making kusoge nowadays, people go back to playing modded M2 set in whatever historical time period or universe they like instead.
That's my guess at least.
Probably, it's a good game. 1700 were playing Shogun 2 as well. But what I found interesting about it is that some games get content made for them and others are dead in that regard even when there are similar numbers actually playing them. But I guess that just comes down to how these companies are run and what their goals are.>>1665>>1667
It was okay, but it's different to TW.
It's a bit of a pain to get running, i have the anthology pack with 1,2 and RotWK but I don't have a disk drive anymore so I had to go with the cracked copies to play it. And there was/is some shenanigans with mounting disk drives and iso images that I remeber taking me forever to figure out how to do.
I hope the fan project BFME reforged (https://bfmereforged.org/
) is able to get in a playable state one day as they've been making slow but seemingly steady progress over the years and having a shinier version of BFME2 would be nice.