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History of doggies. by Cyril Fuckingcocke - Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:37:52 EST ID:eyu4T5du No.55296 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Did humans make dogs, or did dogs make themselves?
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Caroline Farringway - Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:30:29 EST ID:J4c2zVfM No.55299 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Barnaby Perryworth - Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:45:33 EST ID:28lwhIxG No.55300 Ignore Report Quick Reply

This is a wonderful article about the domestication of dogs. Once you start selecting the wild dogs that are most accepting of human presence, you start getting different fur patterns and other traits we associate with domesticated dogs.
Rebecca Danningmine - Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:33:03 EST ID:gS7J47zZ No.55301 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Pretty sure every culture did that. Well, ones that had dogs at least.
Wesley Worthingfield - Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:34:13 EST ID:LV4IRemj No.55312 Ignore Report Quick Reply
We share a common hormone, oxytocin. This is supposed to be released when mother and child bond.

What we did was we selected for juvenile traits. We bred them to love us like young puppies love their mothers. That's why dogs look so distinctive compared to wolves. They are big babies.

Dogs already had the necessary genes for bonding, they just weren't expressed in the phenotype as adults. Selective selection is very good at taking something which is already there and amplifying it.

Giving dogs intelligence comparable to a human is a completely different ball game, because nowhere in their genetic history or life cycle do they ever have this capability. It would have to be either explicitly coded/spliced, or brought about over an incredible number of generations.
Shitting Drevingdock - Sun, 03 May 2015 13:20:02 EST ID:duvARJoW No.55338 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Did humans make dogs, or did dogs make themselves?

When a mommy doggy and a daddy doggy love each other very much...

Polynesia by Emma Warringbanks - Wed, 08 Apr 2015 22:12:18 EST ID:cvvJxnzw No.55126 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Can anyone give me a general summary of Polynesian history from the beginning or give me legit sources to read? I'm having trouble on google and youtube. Seems like a lot of pseudohistory/ancient aliens type bullshit is out there surrounding these people.
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Eliza Drarryfuck - Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:53:11 EST ID:6nKr2p8x No.55213 Ignore Report Quick Reply
How about the American take over of Hawaii?
Clara Dammerlidge - Wed, 15 Apr 2015 01:48:03 EST ID:kQGdrPym No.55221 Ignore Report Quick Reply

You sound educated on this topic. Where did you glean your knowledge if you don't mind me asking?
Hugh Fanridge - Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:49:00 EST ID:QRY91msM No.55231 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I only know NZ history sorry ;_;

Used to be a humanities major with an interest in history
Reuben Billingman - Sat, 18 Apr 2015 03:38:41 EST ID:UzmJd1sp No.55236 Ignore Report Quick Reply
anonor - Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:59:36 EST ID:xy6atBhz No.55257 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you can also ask how / or how the islands were consolidated. Mean then how they came over to påskeøyene..In wikipedida it is a very good hypothesis how emigrated from peru and chile.

Major African Cultural developments? by William Sullernirk - Sat, 11 Apr 2015 02:51:43 EST ID:EsogoLGJ No.55159 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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By "major" I mean "of a large size, and population density with expansive borders and a powerful political/economic/military presence, etc", and by "African" I am talking about center and southern Africa, excluding the north. I'm pretty ignorant of African history, but outside of the Zulu, I've not heard of any such thing.

Specifically, what caused African civilizations to develop into what they were by the time the Europeans started taking an interest? There were no grandiose cities or wonders compared to those built by the Mississippian cultures or those in Central and South America as far as I'm aware, and I'm curious as to why.

On the flip side, what made Northern African civilizations like Egypt thrive in the manner they did? Note: this is not intended as a "herp derp why dem Africans so STOOPID" type of post, but a legitimate curiosity as to why certain parts of Africa didn't experience the cultural developments we've seen in other parts of the world throughout history.

If anything, this would be good knowledge to have whenever white nationalists start spouting their historically illiterate tripe

pic unrelated. Don't even know what it is, just clicking some random .jpg
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Matilda Peffingmare - Sun, 12 Apr 2015 15:20:48 EST ID:6nKr2p8x No.55187 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well I don't think the concept of "black" being a race was some Egyptians cared about, really. They were probably a hodgepodge of Semitic and black African people. The depictions of Their neighbors being darker was probably based in fact but an artistic exaggeration, like our depictions of the Irish as redheads. That may not mean the Egyptians weren't black so much as it means black was a visual shorthand for southerner.
This is, of course, all conjuncture, really.
John Blittingnork - Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:16:45 EST ID:Vxn3KaCO No.55211 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yes, precisely like the Nubians. I fail to see your point.
Care to expound upon it?
If you're going to be a dick, at least give a link to an actual source behind your claims, rather than a google books link to a book on Herodotus by a 20th century British writer. Nobody is going to read an entire book because of an internet argument with an anonymous stranger.

With that sentiment in mind, here is a good starting point if you want to learn why you are wrong and should stop believing everything a man in a dashiki yells at you from the street corner.

Eliza Drarryfuck - Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:57:13 EST ID:6nKr2p8x No.55215 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm a different dick I didn't link anything. And one of the first things that wiki page says is that modern concepts of race are anachronistic in this debate, which was the point I was kind of getting at.
Hedda Shakewell - Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:58:55 EST ID:FqRGTRMQ No.55223 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Discussionslike this are rather useless when you consider that Europeans 10,000 years ago were brown people with blue eyes.

Go back even further, and they're black people with blue eyes.
Cedric Greenshit - Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:37:01 EST ID:Vxn3KaCO No.55233 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Somehow misquoted you instead of

I'm talking to that dick ^

Max Headroom Incident by 42 Years at Bernie's - Fri, 10 Apr 2015 04:46:50 EST ID:DLmt4NiI No.55152 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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When is something this cool going to happen again? I was way late on this one, having just discovered it around 6 months ago. Anonymous has done some crazy shit in the past, before all the snitching but mostly idle threats since then.

I don't scare easily. Fear hurts worse than pain in alot of cases. When I saw 2 Girls 1 Cup of course I was disgusted, but really just very deeply disturbed for a long time...like an unshakable feeling towards humanity I can't explain. Scary maze game never got me, no creepy pasta I've come across has yet to have any affect on me. I'm leaving alot of shit out...

Anyway, the first time I watched this it actually creeped me out. Can you imagine having seen this shit live? How fucking awesome that must have been? I've read the article on red-it where the guy claims he may have been acquainted with the culprits and one of them having autism or something similar. There's tons of other shit hackers and the like have done that you can see on youtube but when is something going to top this? And will I see it live?
>Feel free to link any crazy shit I may not have seen, I don't do gore, 9garb or most of 4chin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWdgAMYjYSs if you've never seen
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Shit Wavingmere - Mon, 13 Apr 2015 06:11:46 EST ID:DLmt4NiI No.55199 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Barnaby Bardford - Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:27:07 EST ID:i6pkUflD No.55205 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's not exactly confirmed but http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuxnet#Speculations_about_the_target_and_origin

Basically it's too complex for your average hacker group, and only USA/Israel can be bothered fucking with Iran.
Cornelius Brookdock - Mon, 13 Apr 2015 23:48:19 EST ID:DLmt4NiI No.55206 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
I've been under the impression that it was Israel, you're the first person to indicate the CIA as a possible perpetrator, though its definitely believable.

A bit unrelated but I remember reading allegations of Kaspersky Labs designing advanced worms and viruses, releasing them then selling the fix for them. Not sure how much truth there is to that and the article is gone along with my stolen computer but it also indicated this to be a practice among antivirus companies, Kaspersky being the main one.

Off top I can't think of anything more mind blowing than Stuxnet, but there's loads of shit I've never even heard of yet. More posts welcome.
Matilda Blinnerfuck - Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:40:00 EST ID:38vf8/h3 No.55208 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>A bit unrelated but I remember reading allegations of Kaspersky Labs designing advanced worms and viruses, releasing them then selling the fix for them. Not sure how much truth there is to that and the article is gone along with my stolen computer but it also indicated this to be a practice among antivirus companies, Kaspersky being the main one.
Yeah, that's probably bullshit. THe US is just pissed off that Kaspersky exposes US-written malware, while our companies are exposing eastern european and russian malware. There's zero evidence they do anything more than ignore the hackers around them.

Cold war bullshit.

>Off top I can't think of anything more mind blowing than Stuxnet
If true, BadBios is more mindblowing than stuxnet. But it might not be real.

>years ago, security consultant Dragos Ruiu was in his lab when he noticed something highly unusual: his MacBook Air, on which he had just installed a fresh copy of OS X, spontaneously updated the firmware that helps it boot. Stranger still, when Ruiu then tried to boot the machine off a CD ROM, it refused. He also found that the machine could delete data and undo configuration changes with no prompting. He didn't know it then, but that odd firmware update would become a high-stakes malware mystery that would consume most of his waking hours.

>In the following months, Ruiu observed more odd phenomena that seemed straight out of a science-fiction thriller. A computer running the Open BSD operating system also began to modify its settings and delete its data without explanation or prompting. His network transmitted data specific to the Internet's next-generation IPv6 networking protocol, even from computers that were supposed to have IPv6 completely disabled. Strangest of all was the ability of infected machines to transmit small amounts of network data with other infected machines even when their power cords and Ethernet cables were unplugged and their Wi-Fi and Bluetooth cards were removed. Further investigation soon showed that the list of affected operating systems also included multiple variants of Windows and Linux.

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Cornelius Brookdock - Tue, 14 Apr 2015 02:41:11 EST ID:DLmt4NiI No.55209 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There was an obscure channel on an IRC server I had set to autojoin that I never really talked in, sometimes just lurked or recommended music but one day one of the chatters completely flipped his shit over BadBios detailing how it works, etc. people monitoring and stealing his information and thoughts, just going on and on. Later his wife came in, who also frequented the channel and said he had been eating the cotton out of OTC inhalers to get high for months on end and had completely lost his mind, BadBios seemingly being what pushed him over the edge. The inhaler cotton thing is legit I've seen it in /stim/ but the lengths he went to was, in retrospect really bizarre, I dare not say funny cause other people's misery does not amuse me, but it was fucking weird for sure. With nothing to gain from said channel I eventually let myself out. Interesting read for sure.

Nazi`s rebelling against Hitler/Evil Nazi`s by Edward Pellymare - Sat, 04 Apr 2015 20:13:30 EST ID:foP4JLPL No.55071 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I thought this might be a cool topic. It seemed to me that lots of Nazi`s in power were completely evil/insane as fuck. You got stories of bloody Mengele, fucking Amon (Or whatever the hell the name of that guy from Shlinder`s list) and etc.

Now, what about that actual sane guys? The guys noticing the people around them were fucking insane/evil, and tried to rebel?

My example is going to be the obvious Erwin Rommel (The Desert Fox), who after becoming a hero for his military successes, became involved in a plan to assassinate Hitler (Though he wanted to simply arrest him). He was also known for his humane treatment of enemy POWs, and ignoring orders to kill Jews.

Now it`s your turn.....any examples of rebelling Nazi`s?
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Basil Deddledag - Sat, 11 Apr 2015 08:11:06 EST ID:Zc2XSdDQ No.55164 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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In August 1938, General Franz Halder, Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, General Erwin von Witzleben, Lieutenant Hans Oster, Hjalmar Schacht, Carl Goerdeler, State Secretary Ernst von Weizsäcker, his juniors Adam von Trott zu Solz and Hans-Bernd von Haeften, and senior civil servants, including Hans Bernd Gisevius, a former assistant secretary in the Interior Ministry, and Count Peter Yorck von Wartenburg from the Reich Price Commissioner’s office were all involved in a plot to depose Hitler in a coup, and went as far as discussing whether Hitler should merely be imprisoned or assassinated.
They weren’t so much opposed to the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia that Hitler had in mind just they believed his plan to invade would lead to war with Britain and France. Goring’s intervention, persuading the British, French and Italians (and Hitler) to confer in Munich, bringing about the annexation of the Sudetenland, prevented Hitler marching into Czechoslovakia and the coup plan being put to the test.
Following the Polish success, Halder and co. revived the plan in November 1939, when Herr Nothingness turned his attention west, planning to secure the territory up to the channel before Britain and France were fully rearmed. Reputedly for a time Halder carried a loaded a revolver, in case the opportunity should present itself.

Opposition to the Nazis from ordinary people like Elser is always refreshing to discover and read about. The Edelweiss Pirates are another case in point; in particular the Ehrenfeld Group who, presumably modelling themselves on the actions of the Red Front of their parents’ generation, would give any Hitler Youth found in their territory in Cologne, a good kicking similarly the Muten Group in Leipzig who were explicitly linked to the KPD (remnants).
The White Rose are among the most famous opponents to the regime. Their largely non-sectarian, and pacifist humanitarian condemnation of Nazism has resulted in them probably having been valorised by the most diverse range of people.
Like members of the White Rose, also tried by Roland Freisler were Otto and Elise Hampel who were posthumously made famous by Hans Fallada in his novel ‘Everyman Dies Alone’ as Otto and Anna Quangel
Edwin Senkinforth - Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:44:15 EST ID:VJXCfuAd No.55201 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Thanks for contributing. I didn`t know about the Edelweiss Pirates, that`s pretty cool. I know that WW2 movies have been done over and over, but it would be cool to have a film based on them. I could see a bunch of Hitler`s Youths marching while looking like the Illinois Nazi`s from the Blues Brothers, and then stopping right in front of a group of teenagers who look up, smile, and then start pummelling them. All while one of the Hitlerites yell ``Try to look good while you`re getting pummeled! Imagine if Hitler were watching!``

Yeah, pirates and shit.
Edwin Senkinforth - Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:49:58 EST ID:VJXCfuAd No.55202 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Listverse just recently mentioned some kind Nazi`s, so I`ll post them.

Zoltan Kubinyi

From the moment he took over the local labor camp, Kubinyi was letting his humanity shine through. Where other Nazis abused their charges, he allowed them to observe Jewish holidays, even fasting alongside them on Yom Kippur. Where other camp commanders let the weak starve to death, he sneaked them extra rations. But the best part came when Kubinyi got orders from Nazi high command to ship his prisoners to the gas chambers. As the Third Reich disintegrated around them, Kubinyi marched his men into Hungary and tried his best to hide them from other Nazis. It wasn’t easy. At one point, a group of Hungarian policemen identified the men as Jews and prepared to ship them to Germany, only for Kubinyi to ply them with alcohol and get his men away while the policemen slept. He got them to a town occupied by the Red Army, saving their lives.We wish we could tell you the story ended there, but there’s one last act. Despite his work in rescuing Jewish prisoners, Kubinyi was arrested by the Russians and deported to Siberia, where he died in undeserved anonymity. Today, he is listed as Righteous Among the Nations for allowing his humanity to triumph.


Edwin Senkinforth - Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:53:19 EST ID:VJXCfuAd No.55203 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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John Rabe

Hitler’s man in Nanking when the city fell to the Japanese army, Rabe was an ardent Nazi steeped in eugenics theory. This only makes his actions more exceptional. Faced with a rampaging Imperial Army hacking Chinese civilians to death with machetes, Rabe quietly decided to put his ideology to one side and become a hero.Although ordered to leave the city for his safety, Rabe instead assembled a loose group of a dozen German and American expats and charged them with creating an “international zone.” As the Japanese troops raped and looted their way across Nanking, he and his group set about protecting the 250,000 Chinese who fled to the zone. Without even so much as a pistol to defend himself with, Rabe patrolled the city’s streets, facing down gangs of soldiers and stopping them from raping women. He dug foxholes in his own garden and sheltered another 650 civilians there. He kept this display of courage up for four whole months.By the time the Japanese left, Nanking was in ruins. Thousands had died. But the international zone had pulled through. It’s thought today that this staunch supporter of Hitler may have saved as many as 250,000 lives. Although he was arrested as a Nazi loyalist after the war and died in misery, he has an especially fitting tribute today: A whole generation of children in Nanking are named “Rabe.” (Zoltan is still a cooler name)
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Do Neanethal traits explain the Israel/Palestinian conflict? by Nigger Suckletidge - Wed, 08 Apr 2015 07:45:51 EST ID:KwNpn4O4 No.55115 Locked Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>“Basically, I estimate that about seventy percent of the present crisis on this planet can be fairly attributed to the machinations of Neanderthal-Semitic elements of the human population against the Cro-Magnon majority.” — Michael Bradley, Esau’s Empire

The Khazars were pushed into Central and Eastern Europe by Mongol invasions, and their descendants comprise the vast majority of modern Jewry. Although these have no direct historical or genetic connections with the Semitic Jews of the Holy Land, both groups shared a Neanderthal origin in the Caucasus Mountains in the far distant pre-Judaic past.
Bradley contends that people and cultures emerging from the Caucasus Mountains — a known refuge of late lingering Neanderthal populations — in proto-historical and historical times, would have remained highly intelligent, highly aggressive and psychosexually maladapted, promoting a high level of in-group cohesion. These traits, Bradley contends, explain the survival of Biblical Hebrews against all odds and also the inordinate social influence of modern Western Jews.
Bradley contends that there is no mystique of “the chosen people.” Monotheism— a purely male and abstract Godhead— is merely a result of Neanderthal glacial physical and mental adaptations or “maladaptations.”

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Phoebe Clendlebanks - Thu, 09 Apr 2015 19:15:54 EST ID:8hSk1rC9 No.55143 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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No, it's plainly obvious that fat people are parasites from space.
42 Years at Bernie's - Thu, 09 Apr 2015 19:31:10 EST ID:DLmt4NiI No.55144 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Emma Grimgold - Thu, 09 Apr 2015 20:10:02 EST ID:LV4IRemj No.55145 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>"But is it 10 percent? Twenty percent? I have no idea."

>I have no idea

Ah yes, scientists will be citing this vague conjecture from the National Geographic for years to come.
Nigger Brurringson - Thu, 09 Apr 2015 20:55:04 EST ID:fFCl/TFP No.55146 Ignore Report Quick Reply


Talk about pseudoscience.
David Chigglefick - Thu, 09 Apr 2015 21:09:26 EST ID:lDCacfae No.55147 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well why don't they grab every population, jews, basques, gypies etc. and test their dna content? Why haven't they done this?


According to one research assistant, they did find some were higher like 20 percent (as in 20 percent of their dna is neandethal, not they have 20 percent of a set of neandethal dna markers). But they censored these populations from the sutdy, restricting it to only 5 populations.

You can tell by inspecting physical features of Jews and neandethal recreations that they must have a high neandethal dna content. They're living fossils!

battles or campaigns with "cobbiled together" forces by Phyllis Clayshaw - Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:59:28 EST ID:Rcx8Pwfc No.54756 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I have been interested in battles and campaigns were one side in desperate defense or to react to a threat, gathers together a random assortment of forces and allies and confederate forces and end up with either a crushing defeat or some kind of crazy unpredicted crushing victory, I guess a good example of what im looking for would be the Battle of the Catolonian Field where roman general Aittius got all kinds of random shit together and fought Attila the Hun to a bloody stand still, and forced him to withdrawal from Gual for the remainder of the year. but anyways im looking for online articles or documentary's so I can enjoy learning about more of these events, Anyone got any good recommendations?
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Isabella Turveystone - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:58:34 EST ID:G2d1i996 No.55029 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The first crusade is well documented to have been fought by ill equipped peasants this is something everyone knows, faggot ignored.
Albert Blatherforth - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:01:58 EST ID:Vxn3KaCO No.55030 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You're being enough of a dick about it that I'm fairly sure you think you're right; however I regret to inform you that no, the First Crusade was NOT fought by peasant armies. You may be thinking of the People's Crusade, which was an unsanctioned, unofficial effort spearheaded by a man named Peter the Hermit to assist the Byzantines against the Turks. They arrived in Anatolia ahead of the actual First Crusade, proceeded to make a series of ill-advised attacks against the Turks without allied support despite Alexius I's warnings, and were nearly annihilated outside of Nicaea by a Turkish army as a result.
They never succeeded in their initial goal of joining with the professional soldiers of the church-sponsored First Crusade and so cannot be said to have been participants therein.
Clara Bemblepen - Sun, 05 Apr 2015 23:33:17 EST ID:LV4IRemj No.55079 Ignore Report Quick Reply

The first crusade was a transnational social enterprise. Literally anyone could join up, and many pilgrims were absorbed along the way, like a gigantic snowball plowing it's way through Asia Minor, including several thousand survivors of the People's Crusade and Peter the Hermit himself.

Certainly the noble retinues formed the core of the army, but also there were many camp followers and genuine zealots who took the cross. Many brought families with them, the movement of persons appearing to the Byzantines at first glance to be another barbarian invasion.

The first crusade was an ad-hoc affair. They would never have made it without an unlikely cast of allies. From the Byzantines unpublicized yet furious land and sea campaign against the Rum, logistical support from Venice, shipwrecked sailors, fighting priests, Armenians holding the flank, etc.

Hell they would never have even taken Jerusalem if a crew of insane Venetians hadn't crashed through the Fatimid blockade, cannibalized the wood from their ships, and had a master siege engineer handy to build giant towers. This was totally unplanned. They had no contingency other than die of thirst in the desert (since all the wells were poisoned). Before this they were launching attacks without ladders.

In short the first crusade is on topic as fuck.
Beatrice Brookworth - Mon, 06 Apr 2015 11:43:19 EST ID:Vxn3KaCO No.55082 Ignore Report Quick Reply
And yet, the crusade was *not* fought by "peasant armies".
Cyril Hickledatch - Mon, 06 Apr 2015 12:11:31 EST ID:FqRGTRMQ No.55084 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Having a bunch of plebeians in your army doesn't turn your army into an army of plebs.

~ signed, a descendant of a crusader family (my ancestors fought in the crusade, and all i got was a really long and awkward surname)

"Steampunk without steam" by Eugene Billingman - Thu, 02 Apr 2015 21:17:57 EST ID:CSu4lNmY No.55059 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I'm trying to create a fantasy world.
A main concept I've decided on is that the people in this world have some semi-modern technology, but they do not understand steam power/combustion whatsoever. The idea is to create a mixture of medieval and industrializing/victorican Europe.

For example, there are "railroads" which consist of laid track, large rail cars but no engine - they are pulled by a team of animals. So there is some concept of "global communication" and traveling large areas.

Realistically, could a civilization harness electricity without ever understanding combustion? For example would it be too great of a suspension of reality for the civilization to have working radios, but no engines/cars/whatever?

I know there is some evidence of a Roman "factory" where they made fish products or something - could large-scale mass production be achieved without any steel (requires smelting) or any steam power? What information do you have on water or wind powered manufactoring? General discussion I guess, kind of lost but want to take this further.
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Nicholas Dorringhall - Thu, 02 Apr 2015 23:34:15 EST ID:3ahqEesg No.55064 Ignore Report Quick Reply

fucked up the link


Eliza Boddlestock - Fri, 03 Apr 2015 12:25:24 EST ID:JL8VcHls No.55065 Ignore Report Quick Reply
both links are 404, just tell us the video's title
Nicholas Dorringhall - Fri, 03 Apr 2015 14:09:32 EST ID:3ahqEesg No.55066 Ignore Report Quick Reply

ohhh for FFS, I know this works, let me try a third time durrrrrr

Nathaniel Haddleville - Sat, 04 Apr 2015 14:21:19 EST ID:EYQ6O056 No.55068 Ignore Report Quick Reply
they stole that technology from the native americans!
Lydia Shakebury - Sat, 04 Apr 2015 22:05:20 EST ID:8hSk1rC9 No.55073 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Trains predate steam engines by about a century, but only managed smaller loads, like a single passenger car for any distance.
They still used iron tracks, but wooden ones aren't unheard of.
For long distances and trains of any size, pic related is just silly.

WW1 reverted to oxen-pulled trains at the front lines, since the smaller tracks/trains were faster to setup/repair and didn't leave a big plume of steam for the artillery spotters.

How useful are SUPER BATTLESHIPS? by Ernest Pangerdedging - Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:46:01 EST ID:0h/4Ludo No.54316 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Oliver Goodspear - Fri, 20 Mar 2015 08:15:36 EST ID:rUIqdULH No.54966 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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how does it take 1.5 years to go... what, like 5km? were the sails made out of lace or something, what the hell?
Thomas Clumbledit - Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:19:05 EST ID:Vxn3KaCO No.55046 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It didn't sail for two years. It sailed for like ten minutes. The Vasa's maiden "voyage" took place on Aug 10 1628, for some reason that map is showing that it was built at the shipyard then warped to the dock it set sail from, and acting as if this was a component of the "voyage". (warping is essentially towing a ship to a destination rather than rowing/sailing it against the wind)
Archie Honeyspear - Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:17:11 EST ID:8hSk1rC9 No.55052 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Why didn't they put the doors for the gun ports on the bottom?
I mean they'd close themselves up if they were taking in water, right?
Sidney Churrycocke - Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:18:34 EST ID:URNu6lSZ No.55053 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I think if the water has reached those gunports the ship is already gone. They'd serve no purpose as some sort of emergency bulkhead on a modern ship. And they're just wooden shutters anyway they wouldn't really keep water out except for the better part of a splash.
Betsy Toothall - Sun, 21 Aug 2016 17:43:30 EST ID:QOUpGrxw No.56818 Ignore Report Quick Reply

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