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Author Topic: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O  (Read 6489483 times)

Jopax

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146775 on: August 30, 2019, 12:29:52 pm »

Yeah, WW2 had no good guys, just a gradient going from bad to fucking worse.
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« Reply #146776 on: August 30, 2019, 01:25:16 pm »

That's ridiculous.
What did the Finns do to deserve such condemnation? Or the Norwegians? Or the Czechs? Or the Aussies? Or some 90% of other countries involved in that war?
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« Reply #146777 on: August 30, 2019, 01:32:32 pm »

Well Finland took military aid from Germany because they were being invaded by the Soviets...
Well Norway had that whole Quisling regime because they were occupied by Germany...
Well Austria had that whole Anschluss thing...
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« Reply #146778 on: August 30, 2019, 01:33:12 pm »

What did the Finns do to deserve such condemnation?

That one dude dropped entirely too much meth just enough meth to get himself out alive, I guess.

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146779 on: August 30, 2019, 02:51:40 pm »

What did the Finns do to deserve such condemnation?

That one dude dropped entirely too much meth just enough meth to get himself out alive, I guess.

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146780 on: August 30, 2019, 04:11:03 pm »

I don't have a source for this, but I've heard that the Germans realized meth's long-term effects and started handing it out to their allies instead of using it themselves, which is why Finland had it in the first place to give to soldiers. Kind of a dick move.
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« Reply #146781 on: August 30, 2019, 05:38:00 pm »

What is it with nazis and dick moves? You'd think they were cartoonishly evil or something.
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« Reply #146782 on: August 30, 2019, 06:34:02 pm »

I don't have a source for this, but I've heard that the Germans realized meth's long-term effects and started handing it out to their allies instead of using it themselves, which is why Finland had it in the first place to give to soldiers. Kind of a dick move.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_policy_of_Nazi_Germany
AFAIK the nazis kept mass use of drugs all through the war. Heck, the whole high command right up to Hitler was on some combination of uppers and downers to the very bitter end.
I think nazi Germany makes more sense when viewed through that angle, in fact. Not so much cartoonishly evil as a consequence of the decisions of people who were unpleasant in the first place and had been on high doses of meth and cocaine for years
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146783 on: August 30, 2019, 07:06:13 pm »

Even those people were human, somewhere. They probably took it cope with what they'd done, even unconsciously.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146784 on: August 30, 2019, 10:09:31 pm »

I don't have a source for this, but I've heard that the Germans realized meth's long-term effects and started handing it out to their allies instead of using it themselves, which is why Finland had it in the first place to give to soldiers. Kind of a dick move.

Amphetamines in general were in common use well into the 1950s. During the war, every combatant had "pep pills" available to keep the troops fighting. Germany just stands out because they were so heavily outmatched that they needed every soldier and pilot more, so they relied on pills instead of leave far more than the Allies did.
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« Reply #146785 on: August 31, 2019, 12:18:13 am »

This is a WTF on the depressing side of things.

I've looked up unit 731. They were a Japanese unit that did things like vivisect people alive after infecting them with disease, removed organs, removed and sometimes replaced limbs to test blood loss, tested numerous biological weapons on civilian populations, blew people up with grenades to test their effects at various distances, starved and dehydrated people to see how long they survived, tested the effects of extreme low and high pressure (apparently sometimes dropping the pressure to the point peoples eyes popped out), and did a metric shitload of other stuff. Very rarely was any of this done with any form of anaesthetic.

And they got away with it. They were granted amnesty so long as they turned over their research.

That's not only terrible, it isn't a surprise. Everyone got up to that kinds of stuff.

However, on the actual Wikipedia article it states that any of the researchers that got caught by the Soviets were actually tried in a war crimes tribunal in 1949. This is from the article:

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Until Sanders finally threatened the Japanese with bringing the Soviets into the picture, little information about biological warfare was being shared with the Americans. The Japanese wanted to avoid prosecution under the Soviet legal system, so the next morning after he made his threat, Sanders received a manuscript describing Japan's involvement in biological warfare.

So, the Russians were trying them as war criminals, and to get them to spill the beans, the Americans basically said "we won't try any of you as war criminals, but if any of you don't squeal, we'll hand you over to the Russians who'll totally do that". And:

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The Japanese doctors and army commanders who had perpetrated the Unit 731 experiments received sentences from the Khabarovsk court ranging from two to 25 years in a Siberian labor camp. The U.S. refused to acknowledge the trials, branding them communist propaganda.

However, there is evidence that they did give data to the Russians for leniency, but it was probably to avoid the death penalty.
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« Reply #146786 on: August 31, 2019, 06:59:43 am »

Hah, double post, but just now I found out about the Amstrad Mega PC

It is a 80386 based PC with a Sega Megadrive / Genesis crammed into it:

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« Reply #146787 on: August 31, 2019, 07:26:38 am »

So somebody outside of Bay12 (it was on Discord) was guilt-tripping... okay, trying and pathetically failing to guilt-trip me for killing things for fun in Dwarf Fortress. Those people should pry their Backspace keys off their keyboards if they react like that to letters getting "killed".
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146788 on: August 31, 2019, 07:29:08 am »

Did they watch Reboot as kids?

It would explain a lot if they did.
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« Reply #146789 on: August 31, 2019, 08:15:56 am »

So somebody outside of Bay12 (it was on Discord) was guilt-tripping... okay, trying and pathetically failing to guilt-trip me for killing things for fun in Dwarf Fortress. Those people should pry their Backspace keys off their keyboards if they react like that to letters getting "killed".
I see this a lot, there is something about DF that dazzles retards people into believing the dwarfs are actually intelligent and learning. In reality, even a single celled organism is much more complex, 'intelligent' and alive than a dwarf. It has even happened on here for some reason.

I say they're all elfs and should be doused in magma.
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