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 No.13110[Reply]

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-to-white-house-its-time-to-secure-open-source-software

>Google is recommending that the US government devote more resources to securing open-source software in light of the Apache Log4J 2 vulnerability, which has affected countless business applications and servers.


>On Thursday, Google and other tech companies, including Apple and Amazon, attended a White House briefing about securing open-source software. The meeting was called to help the US avoid a repeat of the Log4J vulnerability, which can make hacking an affected software program trivial for a malicious computer hacker.


>One reason the vulnerability is so bad is because the open-source Log4J 2 utility is used across the IT industry as a freely available tool. However, the same vital software is maintained merely through volunteers from the nonprofit Apache Software Foundation.


>According to Google, the lack of maintenance and IT support surrounding open-source projects leaves the US vulnerable to exploitation.


>“For too long, the software community has taken comfort in the assumption that open-source software is generally secure due to its transparency and the assumption that ‘many eyes’ were watching to detect and resolve problems,” Google’s Chief Legal Officer Kent Walker wrote in a blog post. “But in fact, while some projects do have many eyes on them, others have few or none at all,” he added.

 No.13111

>Walker recommends three ways the US can better secure open-source software:

> Identify critical open-source software used across the industry and devote more resources to protecting them.


> Establish baseline standards for security, maintenance, and testing for the entire software industry.


> Create an organization to act as a “marketplace for open-source maintenance, matching volunteers from companies with the critical projects that most need support.”


>“Given the importance of digital infrastructure in our lives, it’s time to start thinking of it in the same way we do our physical infrastructure,” Walker added. “Open-source software is a connective tissue for much of the online world—it deserves the same focus and funding we give to our roads and bridges.”


>It's unclear whether the Biden administration will act on the recommendations. But in a White House press briefing on Thursday, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said the summit with the tech companies was “an incredibly constructive discussion” on the way the public and private sector can bolster the country’s IT security.


>The Apache Software Foundation also attended the White House briefing. In a statement, the nonprofit said: “We believe today’s conversation is a good beginning that can help catalyze and direct a wider response to addressing today’s security needs for open-source software.”

 No.13112

lol this is nothing new. corporations have been enclosing FOSS projects for a long time, they're just now doing it to help entrench the security state

 No.13113

This just feel like a nothing burger.

 No.13117

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"many eyes" is a poor substitute for formal verification. JML for Java, Frama-C for C



/tech/

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 No.6724[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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>>13115
why even limit the filenames?



/hobby/

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 No.3012[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Let's make a thread to discuss, review and analyze tv shows. Everybody is binging something these days.
Argue about dvd commentaries, Post your thesis on King of the Hill, Reminisce about a tv show you used to watch but don't quite remember it's title. Just about anything related to shows. Post your highscore on those Ben 10 CN flash games. Anything goes.
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 No.22537

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Alright enough capeshit

I thought Euphoria was just Zendaya getting fucked up on drugs but nah

The episode starts with some girl detranstioning and being in love with zendaya? wtf

it was beautiful how like the first 2 minute is literally just glimpses of the eye with a song


>>22536
What is this

>The series dramatizes an alternate history depicting "what would have happened if the global space race had never ended" after the Soviet Union succeeds in the first crewed Moon landing ahead of the United States


MEGA HARD
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 No.22538

Also anons
What the fuck was the meaning behind Therapy in Sopranos

I never watched that shit, Was it trying to say that therapy doesn't work or that it doesn't work on people like Tony?

 No.22539

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This show is raunchy as fuck
5 minutes and they're making gross Aquaman fucks fish jokes, and I heard about the superman bit,I get why capeshit nerds are mad
There's so much of internet memeshit in the writing, I don't really like it and the raunchy stuff
But Imma keep watching cause the blond in the intro looks hot

And what the fuck is up with James Gunn projects always with the pervy shit and 80's aesthetics?
Like we get it, You grew up in america in the 1980s

 No.22540

>>22537
Oh my fucking god bros, I accidentally watched some in between special instead of the actual show's pilot

I was feeling so mad

 No.22541

>>22540
meh the actual show is just lame
typical teen drama with oooh nudity



/games/

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 No.13127[Reply]

of course most /pol/tards side with caser's legion but looking at it almost every single faction is awful one way or the other, The NCR is literally a reboot of America that is in the middle of a manifest destiny, House is a egotistical maniac and probably appeals to Musk bros and Yes man is just a libertarian wet dream
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 No.14804

>>14588
I'm right and you're not and I wish you luck in hopefully becoming less of a defective person.

 No.14809

>>14804

when my mod comes out i'm making a FNC and NV mod thread and the only ones that can stop me are the fucking jannies fuck you motherfuckers

 No.14889

>>14809
remind me in ten years.

 No.14944

>>13127
they actually all suck. What i wanted to do when i found out what the game is about was to create my own faction, or maybe pull a couple together but that's not an option, deciding a choice was hard and i ended up believing in my own ego so i betrayed house and created an independent vegas which i regret somewhat.
>Mr. House
is batshit insane while having his head so far up his ass the only heat he feels is internal. dealing with him always felt off, like he was selling me something.
>Legion
actual autists and larpers, i'm not sure how anyone can take them serious. I understand a hint of the desire to return to past ways of thinking of structure but i can't take the legion as being mentally sound. A bunch of wacko slave drivers.
>BOS
literally retarded. what the fuck do you mean you value old world tech only and why are you weirdos in a bunker like this and why do you all come off as insane.
>NCR
america 2.0? no thanks, that ideology is what most likely got us in this situation in the first place, why would i want you back in control just for the same thing to happen again.

honestly though i was stumped on picking a choice, going the independent route felt right when doing it but the ended left me questioning if i made the right choice, i don't like being a fence sitter.

 No.14963

>>14944
>the independent route felt right when doing it but the ended left me questioning if i made the right choice, i don't like being a fence sitter.

I feel you. I blame the ending being sequested for it. Even if you did everything that'd end you a pretty good ending for every other faction, the result is either inexplicably worse (Fiends terrorizing the Vegas outskirts, despite all their leadership dead and your robot army upgraded), or clashes with the main component of the Indy ending ("secured indepence but the place faces chaotic years blablabla"). It comes of as Obsidian trying desperately add something bad to the ending so it doesn't become the morally good default choice (similarely to how the truce with the BoS was removed from Mr House).



/anime/

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 No.12433[Reply]

Is it the remnants of fascism?

I'm watching Demon Slayer and this just comes out of nowhere, and I've noticed it often in shounen anime

I don't particularly disagree with it, You have to be strong to protect anything you love, but I see why so many fashies are attracted to anime and turn into weebs

Also feels like this kind of messaging is why so many of japanese men are salary men loser otakus who are too scared to fuck

Like "BE strong or lose everything" and "yay consumerism!! gundamn models!!" sort of message just seems to create these kind of people
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 No.12444

>>12442
>do you agree with that statement?
absolutely, I agree. what defines strength is the ability to defend the weak, so that they might one day become strong as well. without the strong, the weak are constantly at threat of losing their freedom. do we expect children to protect and raise themselves? no, they are born weak and helpless, and rely on their tribe in order to grow.
to the contrary, fascists simply despise the weak because they have no genuine love for their own and are thus blind to any seeds of strength. they therefore only value a child when enough mystical properties align (bloodline, heritage, etc). why? because they don't know what it means to cultivate; all they can do is destroy, humiliate and pervert. they are precisely what they claim their opposition to be: degenerates.
>okay, so why do you think [the Japanese] are like that
capitalist realism, or the consequence of living under political and economic mechanisms that deflate consciousness. what they consume is merely a reflection of such.

 No.12445

Because it helps move the plot along to get somewhere more interesting than someone constantly running away and hidding which only works in horror and anime isnt a great medium for horror. Not everything is because ideology.

 No.12446

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>>12445
<Not everything is because ideology.

 No.12447

>>12441
You will notice that I did not make a value judgement on whether or not the fittest deserve to survive. What I am pointing out is that they do. The USSR didn't win against the fascists by being weak.

 No.12448

>>12442
>i mean, that's a reality that can be changed but okay i understandable
Yes, that is the ethos of shounen manga. It is to go from weak to strong and to better the self. This isn't a bad value to hold. In the past, socialists dreamt of making a better man by educating him, caring for him, and showing him his struggle connected with all of his comrades.
>it's just that all these separate truths, together from all animes, always seems to form this image of a reactionary mindset in japan to me
That may be the way you look at it. I always view it as inspirational. I must confess, that at my over 30 years of age, I still enjoy dragon ball and other series like this. They don't seem to scream these mindsets at this, but maybe it is because I became a leftist much later in life.
>i am moreso interested in learning why, what seems like leftover fashy ideals have seeped into anime that i notice
Is it the fascist aesthetic? Or is it the idea? The two are not the same. Let's not forget that a large part of the aesthetic was stolen from the left.



/draw/

 No.1927[Reply]

itt: we discuss and make agitprop

 No.1928

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good ending

 No.1931

>>1928
wojaks are ugly as fuck, fuck off

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 No.1937

>>1928
I get the transgender joke is common with /pol/, but why humiliate the /pol/ posters who want to break free from their group, with the "life after hate" website? Shouldn't you encourage them to leave it?

 No.1938

>>1936
cyuut :3



/edu/

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 No.9298[Reply]

ITT: resources and tips about navigating the Internet and researching topics

Feel free to post your own resources and tips too.

I'm going to post a lot of my own that I have gathered over the years.
I ask that random chit-chat in this thread is kept to a minimum except regarding technical questions & answers on the topic matter.
This is so that resources are kept as compact as possible, and so, readable.

First I'll dump resources and tips for researching various topics.
Note: I don't even have access to or use some of these myself (e.g. LexisNexis which seems to be pay-to-use), but I figure they could be helpful in some narrow cases. I use most of these myself. If the initial things I post don't interest you, keep reading anyway. I'm going to be dumping a lot of content.

PressReader
https://www.pressreader.com/
Find key terms in newspapers and magazines.
I would say this is more helpful for finding sources that do exist rather than for reading them, per se. You can try to read the articles elsewhere than PressReader if you know their titles or part of their body text. The site appears to brand itself as pay-to-use, however you can use the search tool anyway and even read some resulting articles.
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 No.9467

>>9410
>I put this starter pack together for you
<3



/AKM/

 No.1053[Reply]

I’ve noticed a new movement recently with the revision of a lot of military equipment during WW2. Especially in regards to the T-34 tank. There’s probably hundreds of people half assed military enthusiasts that tried to do this as if equipment quality has that much matter in anyway if you cannot put it in production.
https://youtu.be/CIZ6PFYUM5o
Do these claims hold up to scrutiny or it’s another new wave of porky historiography like the last time they did this to play up lend lease to inflate the US egos?

 No.1054

>>1053
Let me give you some straight talk. T-34 was an adequate weapon that did it's job. It had flaws and the USSR were aware of these flaws. See for example T-34M and T-44 as updates to correct the flaws of T-34. For the sake of maintaining production however, the updates to T-34 (except for the 85mm gun update) were not put into production. Even after WWII had ended, the USSR continued to produce T-34s instead of switching over to a new tank. They kept up T-34 production until almost 1950. Obviously, the USSR valued having actual equipment in the field over having the best equipment. The were certainly capable of producing good equipment but their leadership chose to prioritize keeping the front lines supplied over suffering production slowdowns form upgrades, at least for tanks.

Contrast tank production to aircraft production where the USSR did produce several different designs over the course of the war. Why was that the case? What different between tanks and aircraft?



/AKM/

 No.978[Reply]

What's the most pointless war in recent history?
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 No.1014

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A little bit of context as to why the Iran-Iraq war gained religious importance, and thus drove thousands of people to the frontlines to be butchered:

In Shia Islam, a "martyr" is someone who dies for god, whether that would be dying fighting enemies of Islam or during any kind of religious duty.

Being a martyr is the highest and most noble form of death you can achieve, with all of your sins forgiven and going to heaven

So it doesn't matter whether you're a rapist, serial killer or a pedophile, if you become a martyr, you're getting a first class ticket to heaven with your sins now completely forgiven as if you've done nothing wrong in this world.

 No.1015


 No.1035

>>1009
Are you Iranian?

 No.1039


 No.1052

The nigerian civil war. Completely stupid, both sides were not even military but glorified cops for different oil tycoons.



/games/

 No.14939[Reply]

BOTW 2 speculations/H Y P E thread. When's it coming out? What's it gonna be about? Are the new mechanics gonna be great? Or is it gonna be SHIT?

GET HYPE FAGS
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 No.14950

>>14941
Twilight Princess is still better because your sword doesn't break after 3 fights and you're not spending 99% of the time running in a vast open area sightseeing on your way to the next objective because
>muh open world

<Game from the 90s

lol awful counter argument a modern FPS is closer to open world than 8 bit nonsense. There is truly nothing else that can sum up the mediocre linear filler gameplay of open world than an FPS comparison.
>but open world isn't linear!!!!
It is. It's the deception of being open when you still have to run from point a to point b but now there are a billion trees/plants/snow/etc. on the sides from point a to b and environmental obstacles that needlessly prolong your march. It's cancer. Fully 70-80% of the environment in open world games is not used at all except for placing the occasional generic monster and environmental texture.

 No.14951

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>>14950
I have no idea why you think "8 bit nonsense" isn't a valid counterpoint to your claim about all open worlds being bad, other than contemporary game chauvinism. I suppose this doesn't count as an open-world game either?

 No.14952

I hope we get more of Zelda's plump ass in skintight leggings

 No.14955

>>14952
That plus more crossdressing Link.

 No.14959

>>14951
Ya it doesn't. Metroid is literally its own genre ever heard of "Metroidvanias"?
Open world didn't exist until 3d graphics were invented and even then it took a while before the first ones came out.



/games/

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 No.13634[Reply]

/pol/ apparently loves it and keeps memeing about it, meanwhile most liberals seem to love these games wholeheartedly, which confuses me.

I never played these games except a Gamboy one a friend brought to play it on my SNES via Gameboy adapter when I was like 9.
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 No.13918

>>13822
>>13813
Yeah, it tends to be accepted as a really dumb part of Japanese culture, and not "intentionally" homophobic, even if its origins might ultimately be homophobic. But nowadays, actual gay characters have been a bit more separated from that stereotype. Though in real life Japan there are gay men who embrace the stereotype.

 No.13919

>>13860
What >>13863 said, BotW is supposed to be a first in Zelda as the first open world game. I haven't played that one either, but I'd imagine that its appeal partially comes from it being connected to the other games. Lore, characters, setting, etc. Maybe it appeals to people that just like to "live" inside video games instead of real life? But the appeal in previous entries from a gameplay perspective was the action and puzzles. Play OoT or MM.

 No.14946

>>13860
While Breath of the wild isn't my favorite Zelda, I can honestly say it's the best open world game I played.
All the critiques you give are my problems with open world genra, alot of fluff with plot to keep my interest. Zelda solves it by having dungeons (and shrines) to keep your interest going.

That's the appeal of the series in my eyes: interesting world to explore with fun dungeons to go through, all with a constant increase of progression that makes you feel like you're getting a grasp on the world (ex: hearts, items, songs, etc.).

It also helps that each game always mixes things up (arguable except: Twilight Princess, Phantom HourGlass, Spirit Tracks, and others I'm forgetting). Ignoring the blatantly differences of the 2D and 3D games, look at: Ocarina of time, Majoras Mask, Wind Waker, Skyward Sword, Breath of the Wild – are all from the same series and have overlaps (both being in 3d and have dungeons), yet you can't make the argument that there the same experiences.

 No.14953

>>13919
Part of the fun of botw for me was just wandering around and putting together these little stories. Like, you'd come around a bend and there'd be the remains of a settlement, and sometimes you can get the sense of how long ago or recently it was destroyed. Sometimes there'd be an enemy monster and likely culprit still lingering around. Then there's stuff like the location of major recognizable landmarks, like the massive deku tree or temple of time, but their locations are opposite of what they were in previous games.

So apart from enjoying the landscapes and locations themselves, there's a lot of context that's blank or missing, and part of the fun is thinking about what might fit there.

 No.14958

>>13663

i still want to peg link



/games/

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 No.14640[Reply]

let me explain
shitty gun animations that games like doom 3 and fear did better
enemy design that look uninteresting
combat that feels boring as shit compared to fear, and maybe doom 3
nonexistant story(and dont give me the excuse of muh visual storytelling because even if you account for that its still horribly nonexistant
enemies barely react to your bullets
bullet, and explosion effects that look worse than fear and doom 3

literally the only good thing about the game is graphics, and overall diverse maps

OTHER THAN THAT ITS SHIT
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 No.14729

>>14725
Absolute trash games to the bin

 No.14938

It definitely has the most boring AI. Enemies either just stand still or run right at you. It's a shooting gallery. And besides the magnum and shotgun, the guns all feel like shit. It has excellent ambience though.

 No.14954

>>14640
its not overrated but definitely not a timeless classic, (the original is that)

 No.14956

>>14954
Valve definitely gimped the shit out of it, with a lot of potentially cool stuff like the Xen creatures, weapons like the AK47 and Hopwire and even factions such as the Combine conscripts who would join the Resistance later on and part of whom Odessa Cabbage originally was being left out of the retail game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP9cTOWYy-Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzCTXTO3Ing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02FGlPBltFI

 No.14957

yeah 1 was better than 2 imo



/edu/

 No.9411[Reply]

I feel like one of the biggest obstacles to understanding Marx's most crucial works is that he writes for an audience that he assumes already knows a ton of context, which makes sense considering his own context as a journalist for revolutionary workers on the streets themselves. It still makes those writings confusing to anyone that isn't an academic that has the privilege of having absorbed context. So, what are some good history books that can fill in that gap?

Some specific topics:
—English political economy from Adam Smith to the repeal of the Corn Laws
—Early communist party (Cabet, Blanqui, League of the Just, Communist Correspondence Committee, etc.)
—1848 Revolutions and aftermath
—Napoleon III's coup
—Paris Commune
—First International activities and drama
—General 19th century European history

I found this on the Paris Commune a while ago, pretty decent: https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/mitchell-abidor-voices-of-the-paris-commune
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 No.9449

>>9447
the Marx/Engels Reader (I assume by WW Norton) is a compilation of their own texts

 No.9450

>>9449
also, this thread was prompted in the first place by me being a bit confused by the primary texts themselves
also, stalin LMAO

 No.9451

>>9431
I've been looking for this pdf everywhere thx

 No.9466

Marx did "dumb" things down but not in a condescending way, he expected his readers to use their common sense to keep up because he often repeated things multiple times in a chapter to make his point because he didn't like being misread.



/hobby/

 No.21087[Reply]

What do you fellas listen to?
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 No.22323

this ball of cringe DJ got me into radio
I always do a little scorch "looky looky miss cookie" when I get a phone call
>THE WHEEL OF MEAT

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 No.22529

>>21204
I'd like to ask here for the opposite. Are there any podcasts that are more like a lecture by people assuming an audience already familiar with basic Marxism? I don't really hate people like srslywrong, but I find them rather superficial.

 No.22531

>>22528
Darknet diaries is excellent but the dude who makes it really loves the US, Israel, big tech and the authorities in general. A little too white hat.

 No.22532

yoo this radio reminds me of some drum radio video on delezue



/dead/

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 No.3068[Reply]

who was this n1x I hear about so often?
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 No.3089

>>3082
>>3077
ok who cares?
can we fuck now or what?

 No.3095

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>>3083
nah, I haven't really used this board consistently since like.. 2017 probably.

>>3087
This is a piece of fictional writing my guy. The author (me) doesn't hate the homeless.

>>3084
>literally posting in a thread about me that was on the front page one of the few times I decide to check /dead/
>hurr nobody cares about you

>>3086
I don't really use twitter anymore. I only keep my account in the event that I have something to promote. I hate that place too though and only ever made an account because for awhile there were some really smart people that had formed a community on there and were writing really interesting accelerationist stuff, and this was around the time when I was starting to feel extremely alienated with imageboard culture, but that hasn't really been a thing since the end of 2018 and I can only stand people reply girl'ing Nick Land's terrible boomer tweets for so long. Really, I can't stand almost anywhere on the internet these days. Eternal September has infected every space online no matter how niche it is and every site is a different kind of hell. Were it not for the gravitational pull of having some friends online and being the admin of a Pleroma server I would consider just not having a presence online at all anymore and focusing on doing more reading/writing/working on programming stuff. All of this is just spectacle designed to keep people in a consoomer mindset passively absorbing content.

>>3089
no sex before marriage anon, sorry

 No.3098

>>3095
What do you think of Desert?

 No.3106

>>3095
>This is a piece of fictional writing my guy. The author (me) doesn't hate the homeless.
stfu

 No.3107

>>3106
>hurr durr authors must share every opinion of the fictional characters they invent



/edu/

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 No.1237[Reply]

To bring up my back ground before getting into the topic at hand. I am a historian and have been interested in seeing how we humans throughout history cope with deadly diseases. As we have seen in recent times of deadly diseases, such as the "spanish" flu, ebloa, sars, etc.

Now to focus on thentopic, humans throught hidtory tend to personify diseases. One of the best examples woth the related pictures are from the bubonic plague. Where medieval artists would cope with the death by creating personfications of the plague. This is what intrests me is why do we cope with the death by making into a person? I would like to hear from some of you on this, for its an interesting subject.

 No.1238

>>1237
I don't have any social studies or history background, but I think it's related to the mortality of a human being, thus it's easier to see its end than imagining the end of something we can't even see. I don't have anything to back that up tho.

 No.1240

>>1237
You just wanted to make a topic about corona-chan didn't you, admit it.

 No.1242

>>1240
There is already a thread about that on /GET/ already and lets be honest. This is only but another example of what I am trying to tall about. Because during the internet age we have been making art of things like the ebola or now the corona virus. I wanted to have a discussion about why we personify these deadly dieases as we did throughout history.

>>1238
This might be the case, I wonder what makes us as humans feel more at ease being able to see the virus as a humanoid. I know from what happened in the mid 14th century with the black plague it drastically changed the world in those five years it lasted. Art changed showing the depiction of death, as a sort of comforting thing.

 No.9465

>>1242
Here's something for you; Apollo started out as such a personification



/games/

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 No.14922[Reply]

Microsoft just bought Activision-Blizzard for $70 billion. What does this mean for the gaming landscape? Is everything going to be an Xbox exclusive now? Is Microsoft going to become the new Disney? Would this make Microsoft a monopoly in the games sphere?
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 No.14943

https://theweek.com/tech/1009115/how-bobby-kotick-ruined-activision-blizzard

>A good window into Activision Blizzard’s problems is World of Warcraft, long one of its primary cash cows. This is a massively multiplayer online game (MMO for short) which first launched in 2004. In its initial form, Warcraft players had to fork over money for the base game, plus more for each expansion, then play an additional subscription fee each month. Like any MMO, Warcraft was designed around fairly grubby psychological tricks to get people hooked and keep them playing — a constant drip feed of items and rewards, a near-endless progression treadmill, and extremely difficult end bosses that take large groups and dozens of attempts to defeat. This is an attractive business proposition, but MMOs are hard to launch because the technology is difficult and a key attractive element is a large existing playerbase — the easiest way to be successful is to already be a hit. But Warcraft was a huge success, and subscriptions soared to over 12 million by 2010. That meant perhaps $150 million in revenue each month from subscriptions to a single game, and all Blizzard had to do was keep trickling out fresh content every few months and full expansions every couple years. Enter Bobby Kotick. Previously in charge of Activision, then a separate company, he personally pushed through a merger with Blizzard, creating a new company with himself as CEO in 2010. The new company added ever more exploitative monetization schemes to Warcraft. Even before Kotick, there had been cosmetic items you could buy, but under his leadership Warcraft added a paid “character boost” in 2013 that allowed players to skip the process of building their character’s skills and power through gameplay and go right to the end game. Worse, in 2015 they added a “WoW token” as an in-game item to buy with real cash which provided one month of game time and could be sold in the game’s auction house. Both of these features directly undermined Warcraft’s entire value proposition. With the character boost, players were paying to get the game, paying a monthly fee to keep playing, and now paying even more to … avoid most of the content. With the token, the company was openly allowing people to buy top-quality game items for real money — a practice it had previously punished harsh
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 No.14945

>>14943
Is this motherfucker Porkymus Prime?

 No.14947

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>>14945
Here's a chart put out by porky listing the 20 most overpaid CEOs (2020). According to porky, there are 18 other porkies worse then Kotick.

 No.14948

>>14947
Arthur Peck on that next level inequality shit

 No.14949




/roulette/

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 No.1428[Reply]

We're all riding the Kali Yuga together. ITT worship Hyperborea, denounce the modern world, discuss magick, aliens, theosophy and Atlantis. Only for people of Indo-Uralic and Indo-Aryan origin, no semites and reptilians allowed. Praise Evola (pbuh) and Guenon (pbuh). Praise the sun. This is a shitpost
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 No.1682

>>1678
Ok glow/pol/

 No.1688

Anyone got any of the CCRU texts on Lemurian time war and it's connections to Atlantis?

 No.1692

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>>1688
Virgil might

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 No.1700

>>1434
looks like a giant Papua



/AKM/

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 No.201[Reply]

P1.
Alright, so I won't go too much into it, but as I'm sure you've all noticed, there is a distinct lack of competent organizations and combat readiness in the left. While it may just be a stereotype, the idea of the skinny and weak anarchist can sum up most of the left that wishes to engage in direct action, mostly by using outdated manuals and romanticized ideas of war. As such, I had, a few years ago, taken it upon myself to release training videos to some of you in order to get you up to speed on the basics of the basics. That, unfortunately, seems to have fallen through on the account of my job, which often has me traveling and doing other things that I won't go into because they are totally uninteresting and unrelated to the topic at hand. As such, we will go into a few key steps you should be taking in order to prepare yourself for introductory training, should it ever be offered to you. Yes, you read that correctly, you must train yourself to be trained. You do not have the luxury of being part of an organized military force, though I would not critique you if that is the route you are wanting to take, as it would be hypocritical. I will limit the topic to individual training, equipment, and self-selection because the whole of military science is a broad topic that is not wholly known by any one individual. Please understand this so that my limitations do not become a hindrance to your growth as a potential combat soldier. Seek training from experienced individuals, even if you have to hide your power level. Consider me just another voice on the internet. I do not intend to use credentials or authority on the subject to get you to do as I say, but I would appreciate it if you thought about a few things. Thank you for reading.
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 No.325

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Great posts OP, but since you're focusing a lot on individual soldier skills and mindsets I'd like to add some things on the basics of how a unit operates. I'm speaking from my limited experience as an infanteer in the Leaf army reserves, so feel free to expand on or correct anything I say.

When it comes to training as a unit or even as an individual, the most important thing is developing a set of battle drills and well, drilling them into your head. This applies to virtually everything you do, whether it's handling your personal weapon, operating in the field, etc. There's a saying about the Roman army, which is that the Romans drilled by fighting bloodless battles, and in combat they conducted bloody drills. A platoon should be thought of like a toolbox in the hands of a commander. Each maneuver is designed to accomplish a particular task, and he should be able to give the word and have his troops be able to carry out what he asks without them having to really think about it. So when he says conduct a recce, the troops assigned to do this should know exactly what they have to do to make this happen. When advancing to contact, they should know what to do when rounds start coming in without having to be told. In other words, the troops in question have to memorize what they have to do to become that particular tool in the hands of their commander whenever he needs them to. The key to this is repetition. Each type of action should be practiced and practiced until it can be done almost purely through muscle memory. In the field you could find yourself going for days without sleep, so you often won't be able to really think about what you're doing. As a reservist my infantry training was pretty barebones, but we still learned the bread and butter including:
>platoon and section (squad) level attacks, both hasty and deliberate
>platoon level movement
>navigation/orienteering
>establishing/evacuating a patrol base
>occupation of a defensive position
>aussie peels
>point, area, and route recces
>listening posts
>standing to
>raids and ambushes
>clearance patrols
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>>325
v interesting,
thanks.

 No.1045

Long shot bumping this thread but I have to ask:
- What exercise programmes do you recommend to get up to standard? And;
- How does one go about disseminating this to others?

 No.1047

>>1045

Seconded, what training programme do you recommend, OP?

 No.1050

>>1045
Not him but for disseminating info on tactics etc, just do that anonymously in whatever online lefty platforms you know of. You can join your country's armed forces or find someone ex military to train you and then train fellow travellers you know up to your standard. Just be very careful with who you get involved with and don't do anything illegal. Communist militias or whatever are going to be very interesting to glowies who will try and charge you if you use your firearm illegally or some dickhead/informant in your group says you should blow up a federal building on x.x.xxxx (kick them out immediately). A good rule of thumb is don't tell anyone anything they don't need to know. Keep a low profile and don't brag online. Don't let your ego get the best of you.



/anime/

 No.1417[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

What are some good communist anime?

I liked kemono friends a lot.
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 No.12413

>>10867
>>10868
Did it hold up?

 No.12418

>>12413
The animation has some blood fetishism but it's okish? Not really my cup of tea but not the typical Klyukva you see in anime.

 No.12422

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>>1417
>ctrl+f "shiki"
>0 results

 No.12423

>>12413
There's a layer of "bad gommies" over the whole thing but its a nice show if you can get over how hard they try to waifu bait Irinia

 No.12440

>>12413
Perfectly cromulent seasonal anime. Good Soviet aesthetics, clumsy anticommunist tropes without the communism (it's filtered into vague nationalism), adorkable waifu. And a twist ending if you'll believe it, a good one at that. But it generally lacks tension both in the romance and plot - you know she won't get gulag'd or there would be no show, and you know they'll get together because there is no competition (insert communism joke).



/dead/

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 No.548[Reply]

>ctrl+f music
&lt0 results.
ITT We post music.

Old Trees - Violent Resistance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q38GP4-GsI
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 No.3101

>>3097
pleb

 No.3102

>>3097
>I dont like how it sounds therefore its baaad ;_;
are you like 5?

 No.3103

>>3101
>>3102
don't care didn't ask plus take some fentanyl

 No.3104

>>3103
>take some fentanyl
is that supposed to be some kind of own or real advice?

 No.3105

shut up



/anime/

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 No.346[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

What is on your watchlist?

Definitely going to watch:
>Re zero season 2

Interested:
>Deca-Dence
&ltMany years have passed since humanity was driven to the brink of extinction by the sudden emergence of the unknown life forms Gadoll. Those humans that survived now dwell in a 3000m-high mobile fortress Deca-dence built to protect themselves from the Gadoll threat.
>Monster musume no oishasan
&ltIn the town of Lindworm where monsters and humans coexist, Dr. Glenn runs an exemplary medical clinic for monster girls with his lamia assistant, Sapphee. Whether receiving a marriage proposal by a centaur injured in battle, palpating the injury of a mermaid, or suturing the delicate wounds of a flesh golem, Dr. Glenn performs his job with grace and confidence. But when an unsavory character seeks to steal a harpy egg, how will the unflappable Dr. Glenn respond…?
Also
>Lindworm
AAAAAHHAHA
>Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha: Shijou Saikyou no Maou no Shiso, Tensei shite Shison-tachi no Gakkou e
>After 2000 years has passed, the ruthless demon lord has just been reincarnated! But his aptitude at an academy for nurturing candidates for demon lords is, “inept”!? Having the capability to destroy humans, elementals, and gods, after a long period of countless wars and strife, Arnos the demon lord became sick and tired of all that and longed for a peaceful world, so he decided to reincarnate to the future. However, what awaited him after his reincarnation is a world too used to peace that his descendants became too weak due to a huge weakening in magical powers.
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>>9810
>I've heard the manga is pretty retarded at times

Anon… I'm sorry to say this but the manga decidedly shits the bed. I haven't watched the anime but if the season ended with the murder mystery solved then they shouldn't adapt any more of the manga. The plot does a slow decline into shounen shittery with no satisfying conclusion. It's a damn shame too since the 1st arc really felt like something special was being made.

 No.11988

>>9814
Saw some clips, it's a meh fantasy series that does the blood pinata thing in over the top deaths but it's not a bad show IMO.

 No.12406

>>3485
>SAO Abridged Episode 16 finally came out
Ah the fun, time to wait another year.

 No.12438

>>11903
I'm such an insufferable music nerd that every time they played a selection from a wal-mart "50 classical hits" album I was like "PLAY BARTOK YOU COWARDS"

 No.12439

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>>11967
>I'm sorry to say this but the manga decidedly shits the bed.
Alas. They should just stop adapting it entirely and turn it into a furry anthology within the established lore. The central premise is solid, and people love funny animals.



/hobby/

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 No.3525[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Hello comrades. ITT we talk about what we are doing to improve ourselves. I'll go first:

I am trying to quit smoking. This is probably my sixth attempt but I am going to try and take it more seriously this time.

I have been cutting down for the past few months and had gotten down to 3 cigarettes a day but when I tried to quit earlier this week I ended up buying a pack at the end of the first day and smoking the whole thing that night out of anxiety about quitting.

I am a drug addict in recovery and this leaves coffee and kratom as the two substances I can use. The kratom seems to help with cigarette cravings or at least incentivizes smoking because I feel sick when I smoke on it. I might try NRT too. I am going to try and get back into running too since that helped me get off heroin the first time.
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 No.22515

>>22501
Yeah. Get his ass anon 💪

 No.22516

>>22501
And more importantly good advice. There will always be some toxic fool here trying to nip at a person's heels and bring their energy and enthusiasm down to his level. Ignore him and pursue progress. As communists and leftists we have a critical role to play in society by moving towards a better world. Our work is too important to sit down and circlejerk in ennui. Proletarians of the world unite! We have a world to win!

 No.22524

>>22497
>>22502
>>22514
It's not that simple, I just feel this clock ticking and that all good things in life already passed by.

 No.22525

need some vegetarian/vegan food recommendations that will let me get recommended nutrients. not exactly vegan, as ill eat meat when i can as a treat, but because it's cheaper to make vegetable dishes. i like mushrooms.

 No.22527

>>22524
Sounds like you're depressed.



/edu/

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 No.5576[Reply]

Post Copy pastas, videos and books which debunk common Fascist, Liberal talking points which are repeated often.
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 No.8803

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>>8786
>I. Can't. READ! SPOONFEED ME DADDY /leftypol/
>I just like being a retard, let m be a retard on a board made specifically for the opposite ofo that!
>N-no u!
KEK

 No.8805

thread summed up

 No.8869

I'll just paste one of my favorite articles here (verbatim):
>The skyscraper is capitalism materialised in steel and glass. It is a machine to extract rents from the skies, and the skylines of cities across the world are bar charts of property values. For many people, this is precisely the problem, as the tall building’s shadow turns streets into darkened canyons, and its arrogant erection demands that everyone pays attention.
>These “machines to make the land pay” only get built if someone agrees to pay colossal rent and someone else can borrow towering piles of cash at less interest than the rent they receive. Without a financial architecture founded on big money – big profits to pay big rents – nothing much grows.
>In a global economy where gigantic piles of cash get made, and need to find resting places, skyscrapers will continue to be built, and to be traded. That is what makes them so sublime, in Edmund Burke’s sense of being both terrifying and beautiful at the same time. They are both monuments to human ingenuity, and to massive inequality, as their occupants look down on the people living in cardboard on the city streets. The question they provoke is not really about boom or slump, but about the nature of an economic system which makes such projects possible.
https://theconversation.com/skyscrapers-show-capitalism-at-its-worst-and-its-most-sublime-30223

 No.9382

>>6685
>finer details like economic policy or how to deal with the transition from our current society into our ideal society are to be handled.

Other finer details include, y'know, how to handle the lives of all the groups that don't fit into your fascist wet dream.

 No.9463

>>6433
YWNBAW



/music/

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 No.3091[Reply]

Music Sauce Thread
Thread for locating sources on music, musicians, composers and other content.
If you can, use Use Shazam or MusicID to locate music by audio.
Also https://www.aha-music.com/identify-songs-music-recognition-online/
Use https://songsear.ch/ for lyrics
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 No.3360

>>3359
>>3358
Fascia Board by Miss Chieff

 No.3361

>>3360
Not even close, aha-music.com sucks at recognizing electronic music as usual.

 No.3362

>>3361
TBH this is the first time Aha gave me the incorrect melody and electronic music is notoriously hard to place compared to anything else.

 No.3376

File: 1639862335530.mp4 (4.51 MB, 320x240, T-80U.mp4)

I'm looking for the music from video related (and also if anyone knows where the tank trials vid is from).

 No.3598

ear rape warning
Somebody posted this >>>/leftypol/700443 in response to the
700000 get >>>/leftypol/700000 which I want to find the full (not ear-rape) song from. I know I've heard it before but I can't place it.



/tech/

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 No.6187[Reply]

Darknet markets are as close as it gets to a free market, where you can order drugs and have it delivered to you by mail. The purpose of this thread is to discuss opsec, ask for help and discuss markets in general. This thread should be fully legal as long as you don't solicit or facilitate illegal transactions, meaning:

&ltDon't beg to buy from someone
&ltDon't attempt to sell to anyone here
&ltDon't link to dealer Instagram/Reddit/Snapchat accounts. These accounts are run by either scammers or feds.
&ltDon't directly link to any market. These links could be fake scam/fed markets, designed to phish your login details and steal your cryptocurrency. Only use https://dark.fail/

The following is my personal recommendation for good opsec while conducting business, however, you must [b]read the darknet market bible[/b] (.pdf attached) after you are done with this post. If you don't read theory, it's likely you will be caught and convicted.

>Will I be 100% safe?

In theory, no. The darknet market bible, together with this thread, is meant to minimize the risk of getting caught as much as possible. If you follow the exact procedure outlined in the bible, you should be okay, especially as a small-time buyer.

Tails
Tails is an Linux-based operating system that runs entirely on your RAM and is wiped when PC is powered off. If the cops intercept your item, conduct a controlled delivery and seize your machine, they will not be able to find evidence linking you to the package and you can deny involvement via a lawyer.
You will want to install the Tails operating system to a USB flash drive with at least 8GB of storage. Personally, I'd go for USB 3.0, with at least 16GB storage for persistent volume purposes, or even 128GB or more if you want to store the Monero local node on it. You also need a PC with at least 1GB RAM to run Tails. The bible contains a guide for installing Tails in [b]2.A.2 Installing Tails[/b]. You can download it here:
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 No.13107

>>13035
Whithouse is dead

 No.13108

>>13035
Use Versus

 No.13109

>>7860
If you're not sure you can just order lsd it's literally impossible for it to be intercepted. I order 200-400g of speed every month and I've never had any problems

 No.13114

>>6795
PO box



/music/

 No.3309[Reply]

hip hop, dub, house, jungle/d&b
anything from the streetz
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/hobby/

 No.22319[Reply]

Rightoids criticize brutalism for being soulless, but worship the aesthetic of bioshock's rapture. What if we incorporated art deco in commieblocks?
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 No.22328

concrete should always be clad when possible, unless you wanna regularly powerwash 10+ story buildings

 No.22423

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Good idea.
It'd be limited somewhat since it's flat. You can't do much with the architecture itself.
But some nice abstract panelling maybe.

 No.22443

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Commieblocks are based the way they are. Literally all you need to do is put on a paintjob of pastel colours and they look better than most American yuppie neigbourhoods.
t. School was located in a half original, half repainted commieblock part of town

 No.22513

>>22443
>all you need to do is put on a paintjob of pastel colours

a nice shade of cream
>>22319
>What if we incorporated art deco in commieblocks?
you could take something like this (Hermes building in London, I was rollin past yesterday, ubering, waiting for a ping on the app ).
If it was a commieblock,the point would be to house as many people as possible.
So it'd be better to stack another block or two on top on the building vid - related as well. It's not going to make much difference if it looks brutalist,like a normal tower block, or more throwback numinous deco Egyptian pylon/Sumerian ziggurat. Cos I'm guessing The limiting factor is going to be stress on the iron girders/concrete it's built with. Architectural anons pls correct me if I'm wrong. Plus if it's double or triple the height it's going to look more monumental.

 No.22526

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>>22513 (me)
Still out on t'road
What about this one, /siberia/ anons? It's another residential block in the same area of London (Chelsea). sure I saw a superhunny coming out this building once in a latex bra. or maybe I just dreamt it
You could stack another layer the same height on top, without it spoiling the proportion. It seems pretty much perfectly proportioned as it is.
There's a Morning Star (Britain's daily communist paper) line that art deco is bourgeois, whereas brutalism is for the proletariat. But it's just an aesthetic, and a technical question as to how you build it. It's not a political question.In the future it'd just be a matter of what people want. No surplus value expropriated from you. You get labour vouchers, and what you don't get labour vouchers for, you vote for for in terms of communal housing and infrastructure. So if people vote for it they get it.



/music/

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 No.3583[Reply]

Any fans of spectralism around here? I've really liked Gerard Grisey and Iancu Dumitrescu for a while, but lately I've been getting into Tristan Murail and Horatiu Radulescu

 No.3586

File: 1642619232717-0.pdf (13.88 MB, 191x255, rts_foundation.pdf)

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yeah

 No.3596

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>>3586
forgot this one



/music/

 No.3592[Reply]

skip the eminem part

 No.3593

oh fuck meant to post in the what are you listening to thread. whatever



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