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The Lounge / Re: Random Thoughts Thread
« Last post by Katsuro on Today at 05:56:02 am »
This isn't so much a random thought as a random question, but it doesn't warrant it's own thread so I'm asking here.

For those of you who know such things, if I wanted to convey to a Japanese person that I don't speak/understand Japanese would I say Nihon-go wa wakarimasen or Nihon-go ga wakarimasen? The internet seems to be providing me with both versions.  Also, should I stick Watashi wa... at the start or is that redundant?  I've read somewhere native speakers often leave out that part of a sentence when it's obvious you're talking about yourself, the other person, your cat's mum etc etc.

Also, if you don't need watashi wa because that's not how fluent/native Japanese speakers talk, could it be advisable to include it so it's obvious I actually don't speak/understand Japanese, as telling saying it to someone in perfect, fluent Japanese might seem...weird?

A 2nd also - is it better to say I don't understand Japanese or I don't speak Japanese?  Which one conveys the same meaning as saying I don't speak x language in English, or does it even matter?

Am I over thinking this?  Maybe looking like a confused idiot will convey the same thing lol.
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The Lounge / Re: Things That Annoy You
« Last post by Katsuro on Today at 05:14:41 am »
We now live in a world where being anti race segregation makes you a racist and being anti gender segregation makes you a sexist.  WTF happened to the "liberal" left?  When/how did it become even more batfuck mental than the right?  I'm gonna have to find a new word to describe myself, I don't want to be associated with these fuckwits.  I'm neither left, right, centre nor a liberal or any of the old descriptions of the political spectrum.  I'm....ummm...up, I guess?  Down? Diagonal?
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The Lounge / Re: 8 Values (i.e. yet another political ideology quiz)
« Last post by Katsuro on Today at 05:09:43 am »
I got Libertarian Socialism and to be honest I had to look that up...

...and I disagree.   The wikipedia page I don't think describes me at all.  But for a lot of those questions my real answers would be "Err I never really thought about it, mate..." and/or "Well that depends..." which obviously aren't options.  That might have affected my score.
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Politics and Government / Re: Alt-Right
« Last post by Eiki-mun on Today at 04:32:46 am »
Portland.
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Science and Technology / Re: Reddit CEO Admits to Editing Posts
« Last post by Kanzenkankaku on Today at 02:54:27 am »
Sorry. I was mean.

S'okay, we're chill, let's keep chill,
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Politics and Government / Re: Alt-Right
« Last post by Kanzenkankaku on Today at 02:48:15 am »
And for anyone who says the the recent domestic-terrorist was a Bernie supporter:





He apparently was a Bernie-Bro early in the elections but went into "I want to join the Trump-SS and kill all Jews" mode at some point.

Recent Domestic Terrorist? Was this the mass shooter in like, Mississippi? I think I'm behind on my mentally disturbed murderers.
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Entertainment and Television / Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Last post by Cloud3514 on Today at 01:04:38 am »
Sooo, I decided to skip Persona 3 and instead watch the Persona 3 movies. The result:

MMMMM, that's some good existentialism.
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This is a new evolutionary theory that may change the Out of Africa Theory. Scientists have found a new fossil of what they think is a newly discovered hominin. They found these fossils in Greece and Bulgaria.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/05/22/europe-birthplace-mankind-not-africa-scientists-find/

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Currently, most experts believe that our human lineage split from apes around seven million years ago in central Africa, where hominids remained for the next five million years before venturing further afield.

But two fossils of an ape-like creature which had human-like teeth have been found in Bulgaria and Greece, dating to 7.2 million years ago.

The discovery of the creature, named Graecopithecus freybergi, and nicknameded ‘El Graeco' by scientists, proves our ancestors were already starting to evolve in Europe 200,000 years before the earliest African hominid.

An international team of researchers say the findings entirely change the beginning of human history and place the last common ancestor of both chimpanzees and humans - the so-called Missing Link - in the Mediterranean region.
"To some extent this is a newly discovered missing link"Professor Nikolai Spassov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

I think this is fascinating because this may be the oldest fossil of a hominin ever found and the fact that it was found in Europe is making scientists question the current theory that we emerged from Africa. I just wonder what other developments might actually come from this.
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Politics and Government / Re: Alt-Right
« Last post by The_Queen on May 28, 2017, 07:21:58 pm »
Hey, remember how it's all about freedom of speech and just harmless hate speech?

http://www.wweek.com/uncategorized/2017/05/26/witnesses-man-on-northeast-portland-max-train-cut-the-throats-of-two-men-who-tried-to-stop-anti-muslim-bullying-of-women-passengers/

Except, if you tell someone not to shout racist slurs they might stab you.

* The_Queen waits for a white liberal to explain how it's simply freeze peach
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The Lounge / Re: The Funny/Stupid Pics Thread
« Last post by Art Vandelay on May 28, 2017, 07:19:23 pm »
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