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 No.11615[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Noticed a lot people talking about Tolkien’s works and philosophy. So, I created a thread specifically dedicated for that and other things related to it, like the movies and games.
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>"Show don't tell" is a concept in writing that exists in many cultures, such as Soviet writing and Chinese writing
>The idea that exposition causes people to think too much is fucking inane
Tell me how Isaac Asimov could have written his famous Foundation series without heavy use of exposition. Or Arthur C. Clarke could have written Childhood's End without significant amounts of exposition.

>A person that does not think critically, will not be questioning narratives or taking action even if blatantly told in their face

That has nothing to do with it. It is very hard to express broad, complex ideas that extend beyond the scope of a single, individual experience through the lens of a narrative that is exclusively a personal, individual narrative. Once again, Asimov's Foundation series is about history being moved and shaped by broad social and historical forces, which requires exposition to explain and cannot be relayed purely through the individual experience of the characters.

In fact, the reason why the "Golden Age of Sci-fi" passed and most modern sci-fi just isn't the same as classic sci-fi is specifically because these days all the great works of classic sci-fi (which were almost always ideas-driven rather than character-driven) would be regarded as "poorly written."

And that may be on purpose. The FBI admitted to having monitored Asimov and having suspected him of being a pinko.


I do kinda wish we could have the best of both worlds though. Some of those books are a chore to read.


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Besides it being self-evident in literature that I've read (from Russian literature of various eras, to French classics, to German novels and Japanese folktales), and my personal anecdote of being taught this by my Soviet-school teachers, and all of my family being taught these things in Soviet times? I can cite you Chehov
>“Не говори мне про свет луны; лучше покажи мне, как лунный свет мерцает в треснутом бокале”. - Антон Чехов
Which translates to
>“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
Chehov died in 1904, and wrote this long before the CIA was ever formed, let alone beginning its social engineering.

>how Isaac Asimov could have written his famous Foundation series without heavy use of exposition.

This is a strawman, especially in reference to the greentext excerpt you selected, which was speaking of exposition in regards to getting people to think. By that metric I may as well ask, how did Asimov's books make people think too much? If that were true, why are they still some of the most popular science-fiction books in Western literature? Surely the CIA would recognize their 'danger'!?
And as for how, it is completely possible to do so, as we see in things such as the novelization of the Terminator screenplay, or in any number of science-fiction books by William Gibson. More importantly exposition is not in itself bad, nor did I imply this argument, the point is that exposition itself must be necessary to the story and scenario and written in such a fashion as to immerse the reader in the environment or situation being described, not simply state things, otherwise it's just a crutch to prop up poor descriptive writing.
I think you may not understand what exposition and Show, Don't Tell mean: “Show, don't tell” is a writing technique that allows the reader to experience expository details of the story through actions, sensory details, words, or the expression of characters' emotions, as opposed to through the author's own description of events.
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Hot take: genre fiction is on the whole quite bad and deservedly shit on for being bad. There's no reason you can't explore heady ideas and have engaging and evocative prose.


Hot take: literary fiction is more pretentiously written and annoying than genre fiction.


 No.1822[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Let's see
>Guts is a low ass commoner bastard born from a corpse, meant to die, raised in a hellish world (that's literally just the same as our own before Guts encounters any actual demons) so harsh and cruel he likely has severe PTSD by the time he's 15
>Best friend Griffith is a social climbing piece of shit who has to murder and scheme to almost make it to the top, even then the ruling class tells him to go fuck himself and he has to sell his soul to the devil and murder all his friends to finally make it
>The ruling class are mostly monsters; the King is a pedophile nut that tries raping his own daughter, the "nicest" nobles were wrapped up in a brutal inquisition
>The whole world is ruled by an impersonal, most amoral entity created by human will but superseding all humans, controlling their lives based on it's own whims which are of course encouraged by the worst human impulses
>The thing everyone worships is literally evil itself
>Even the leaders of the apostles are pawns of the Market, err…."Idea of Evil"
Fuck it
The godhand are the bourgeoisie
The apostles are the petit bourgeois
Fuck yea
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lol. that's pretty funny. someone get their grandma to post that on facebook


Go to /siberia/ and stay go.


So now that Rickert and Silat have returned to the story it seems like things will really start moving. There was a reference to time working funny on the fairy island so I wonder if there's going to be some kind of time skip happening. The whole moon thing seems like it would conflict with that THOUGH.


To be absolutely honest, I stopped following Berserk after Miura died.


Am I the only one that gets Baki vibes from this particular pic? Like the over-tightened muscled look and the head being slightly disproportionate (too big for the body in this case). It's not quite at that level, but it was enough to remind me of it.


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 No.233[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

itt hueg fricken 2d oppai
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A fresh assortment


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Why was this spoilered when >>21017 wasn't, LMAO


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gunbuster > evangelion
evangelion is literally 'what if noriko didn't want to get in the robot?' and 'what if the girls didnt age exponentially' instead. theres a lot to be said about how evangelion is basically what if i made the opposite of gunbuster.
also communism existing into the future with dolphin pilots sound kinda familiar to anyone else?
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I'm 52


>I diagnose you
I diagnose you with No Argument projector syndrome, especially considering your autism about Derrida's termin of Deconstruction being different to TVTropes, which ignores the development of terminology and its definitions/applications changing over time.
>The problem is in the mid-90s to earlier 2000s there was a whole lot less easily available Mecha for English speaking audiences. At the time I think a lot of people's conception of mecha was voltron and power rangers. Of course Eva would seem like a brutal takedown in comparison.
LMAO Gundam and other popular mecha was available at the time, I remember watching it. Voltron is older than Evangelion while Power Rangers were contemporary to it. Anime in general was niche as fuck at the time, but that's obvious and is not relevant here, since the community that saw Evangelion was mostly made up of people already well acquainted with Japanimation and mecha in particular. Obviously there were deconstructive/satirical/subverted mecha anime before Evangelion, but they were also different, and Evangelion was full of what people currently call deconstruction, not just of mecha. Just because another anime shares some themes or vaguely similar deconstructive elements as Evangelion, does not take away from Evangelion's impact or meaning. Gundam and Gunbuster have their own merits, and they are unique to them, just as Evangelion is unique to itself, the former does not take away from the latter and vice-versa. This retarded 4/a/ idea that you HAVE to drag one work through the mud by dick-measuring it to another is fucking retarded and only applies to something like Darling in the Franxx, because unlike Evangelion which only referenced older anime, it is literally just a rip-off with an inserted Abe-themed story-line.

Even within Derrida's terminology
>Shinji isn't a coward, but just acting the way a fourteen year old kid would if told that he must fight the giant monster outside, especially in the context of him seeing it destroy the Japanese Military just a moment ago.
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I mean this is just entertaining discussion for the sake of it, at the end of the day, if some contrarian wants to be mad about me liking Evangelion, that's their problem, I'm just having fun discussing it.
<children's cartoons


Decided to take a moment to see the claim about "Eva is not a deconstruction" or whatever and found a very coherent take by user Mwohl
>Deconstruction is not just a 'super bitter' critique or a subversion of expectations (e.g. Shinji falling in his first sortie). It's the pursuit and exploration of the core tenants of a work or genre to the point of revealing the internal contradictions it is built upon. This is absolutely something EVA does. Starting from the common narrative goal of 'Pilot the Robot to save the world", EVA first asks "What is a Robot?" (exploring not just the horror of the biological machine that is an EVA but also the implication of a weapon like a mecha in general, a thing made by Man that supersedes his strength and understanding), then "What are 'we'?" (exploring the concept that the otherworldly enemy humanity faces and the weapons used to fight it are actually extensions of each other, and also the notion that the thing one fights against is never truly entirely other) then "What is the world?" (the discourse had after Instrumentality). Ultimately, the idea that the world is a reality you choose based on compromises with the people you form bonds with, and that you can change that reality based on your worldview and outlook, calls into question whether a giant fighting robot was ever the tool with which Shinji's world -or any world- was going to be saved.
>The last of these is carried out in a very post-modern and Brechtian manner, as the sequences in episodes 25 and 26 jump between being abstract visuals that are only possible in the medium of animation and the 'theater' setting, complete with spotlights that make a mechanical thunk when they turn on or off. However, even the concept of 'backstage' has been deconstructed by this point because the drawn and animated characters being in a theater is obviously more of a complete illusion than a pencil sketch of Shinji floating in a void. (This is taken to a new extent in EOE, where live action footage of the film theater itself is included.)
>The fact that some of these events echo those of previous mecha illustrates the extent to which EVA is a Post-Modern Deconstruction, because these qPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


I don’t really care, the original anime was at least way more realistic about the realities of putting children in charge of such a massive responsibility and even had a fleshed out explanation for how the mechas worked so it didn’t feel completely fictional. Even better Eva 1995 did a lot to discourage adults from seeking escapism as a means to deal with their problems with its bittersweet ending. That’s why I liked it, it’s a reconstruction that stays true to the logic of its setting.


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What are some albums made when the artist was inching close to death? (Can be posthumous or released shortly before the artist passed.)



Post game animations, both official and fan made
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TheParryGod does some pretty brilliantly made shorts that would not be out of place as part of the Half-Life canon.


the SWTOR cinematics were pretty cool



All the Warcraft 3 cinematics are classic, but ending of human campaign is my favorite one.


I find this video super cool for some reason


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 No.845[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

This is a red-blooded Soviet mech. Say something nice about it!
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Macross Intro



>But Mr President, Sir, you don't understand! We *need* those 10 trillion dollars to give all our 40ft tall war machines giant titties! It's a vital part of our military strategy!


Wasn't the Doshka mech a Soviet one in-story? Or am I misremembering?


critical support for the MIC


 No.590[Reply][Last 50 Posts]


And wow, I fucking hated it to be perfectly honest. It seems like the entire show is only about Shinji's angst (and Rei increasingly I'm sure) and the characters various emotional issues, but like, okay, who cares? The situations they're thrown into are totally absurd and ridiculous so how can I take any of this drama stuff seriously?

Like these kids are the last best hope of mankind and they seem to be totally unsupported by anyone? Shinji was gonna live in a totally empty tenement and it's only his superior's minor moment of reasonable judgement that means he lives with her instead (and she is clearly no kind of parent figure), and Rei lives in a dark, dingy slum dwelling made of all concrete with nobody taking care of her either?

Like, their emotional reactions seems somewhat understandable but also completely dull and uninteresting because the situation they're in is absurd (and even then they both come off as pathetic and unlikeable - and no you can't say 'but that's the point!!', that doesn't make it entertaining to watch).

The less said about the non-angst portions of the story the better, the 'fights' are 10 minutes of foreplay for like 60 seconds of action if that, and while that's a common problem with anime, that doesn't make it excusable.

Yes this series is old and I'm sure it has inspired so much but people still recommend to watch it and it just seemed like garbage. Almost nothing is explained which means I can't possibly feel invested in this absurd world in any way. Every part of the setting seems to have been created with 'style over substance' in mind, urgh, just overall I found it absurd. Try not to give too much spoilers because I guess I might still try watch it, but I really don't see it redeeming itself.

Though for context I also hated 'The Godfather' and 'No Country For Old Men' and thought they were pretentious overlong shit, so maybe I'm just a contrarian.
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youtube essayists have done so much damage to media literacy, now everyone is some dumb utilitarian obsessed with plotholes and "advancing the plot"


>This doesn't happen in Evangelion for obvious reason
Where did I say it did? Evangelion has no filler. It just has proper pacing where sometimes things happen besides giant mecha fights. You gave a good definition of filler so idk why you were acting like using the word makes you a certain kind of person.


Less youtube essayists and more youtube "critics". NTA btw.

Agreed. Filler can be really fun or even be good worldbuilding, as long as you're not obsessed with "what next, next, next!" Although I suppose the hate for filler comes from the old days of TV-episodes where you'd be waiting for the continuation of the story that left off last week, only to get something else, which made people impatient.


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For me it's Yui too


>For me it's Yui too


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"I don't know how to torrent. It's too complicated and scary for me, so I'm happy to pay corporations a regular fee for temporary access to their content" is exactly the learned helplessness corporations have been pushing for years with their UI streamlining and walled gardens. It's symptomatic of a bigger problem: "The internet shifted and I don't know (or never learned) how to seek valid information in this new environment." Adding "reddit" to every Google search you make isn't a sustainable solution, it's just one most people landed on for now.

What I think gets often lost is that it's not a personal individual failure as much as it's a deliberate behavioral curation by corporations on the populace. Internet corporations do not want savvy internet users. They want to create mass consumers who value convenience.
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Most insane thing is that many people will call you a conspiracy theorist for pointing it out. What do these people think is the purpose behind "marketing" and "advertising"? Do these users think multibillion dollar corporations maintain their edge and consolidate monopolies through vibes? Apple has entire teams of psychologists for this kind of thing.

A very basic example of corporations curating consumer behaviors: there is no logical reason why anyone should care if your text message shows up on their phone as blue or green. And yet - tens of thousands of Apple users pay attention and form judgments around it


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Social technologies are the answer. Circulating USB sticks between friends. A clubhouse computer terminal that one person has the user for and another person has the password. Stuff like that


LAN parties where you teach people how to torrent. Wasn't there something like that? Or was it only for encrypting your emails?


I was at my most computer literate in highschool when me and my nerd friends had LAN parties every weekend. I'm eternally trapped in the 2000's.



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 No.27867[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

I have a weird fascination with this franchise, particularly its fans. How do they remain so loyal when there's been maybe one or two good games in the last two decades in a sea of average-to-terrible garbage released year after year? How did Sega manage to take all the wrong lessons away from their colossal fuckups of the mid-late 2000s?
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who the fuck is in charge of business decisions at sega
>SEGA is cancelling HYENAS and "some unannounced titles under development" from its European studios
they pouring millions of dollars into this slop and then decided to cancel it


Lol, I thought HYENAS looked kinda dumb but it seemed to be in a relatively late state, why spend so much money on something just to pull the plug? What a disaster.


Also it seems that in the end SEGA paid $776 million for Rovio. So I guess they got it at a steal basically. They could have only funded like 3-4 actually good games with that money.


Final Horizon filtered casuals HARD. Kishimoto got tired of people saying Sonic is too easy.


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This is Jimmy McGill now. Feel old yet?



The only useful thing I can figure about them is that they make it harder to identify where the source of gunfire is coming from(assuming the shooter is far away enough from whatever they’re shooting at). I believe this because I’m aware that the Doppler effect would make it obvious to anyone near the shot that someone’s firing even if a suppressor did a good enough job a drowning out the source of the shot and most don’t even do that. The only other reason I can think of for making these is for ear protection but then again why not just wear plugs?
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There are 3 sources of sound produced by firearms:
1.Muzzle gas and sound escaping the chamber through the barrel. Usually second loudest sound
2.The sound of the bullet breaking the sound barrier. Usually loudest sound. (lower when the air is a colder temperature, important for selecting loadings).
These two cover 90->99 percent of all firearm sound
3.Action of the gun.
A semi-automatic or automatic firearm tends to produce noise as it cycles the actiob, stripping a spent case out, inserting a new bullet, firing pin hitting the primer to fire the bullet.

Now how about we make a silent firearm?

Firstly, a suppressor slows down the expansion of gas from the barrel of the gun.

Secondly, a subsonic bullet, heavier, sometimes less powder loaded, is made to travel lower than the speed of sound.
Now already we are quiet enough to fire undetected from a distance, depending on the sound of the action, we are quieter than a whisper or quieter than your friend yelling to you across the room.

If we want to make it trully silent? Bolt action. A smooth bolt action will be undetectable to the human ear. A suppressed bolt action .22 rifle will be so quiet that you won't know it fired until you see the bullet hole. You can fire next to someone's ear and they will have no idea, you can sit down and clear the room you are in with well placed aim and the only sound will be bodies hitting the floor. Quieter than a knife. Trully silent. Even semi-automatic .22 rifles firing subs can be effectively silent. May take some tweaking with swapping out the bolt or trigger group depending on the rifle to get complete silence. Ruger 22 takedown is an excellent example. The implication is that you can have as an American, as in many other countries, a maneuverable, lightweight, semi-automatic rifle that can be broken down and reassembled in 5 seconds to fit in a small bag or backpack or in a coat flask pocket which is completely silent and can reliably kill within 200-300 metres with good aim and and decent optics, entirely legal and unregulated except for the supressor, which is a form and a year long wait and a tax stamp or otherwise extremely easy to construct and conceal from a wide variety of materials in temporary or permanent constructions. A water bottle and duct tape will work great for one or two shots as shown in Chechnia.
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And before you ask, yes you can "silence" larger calibre military rifles. The soviet's even made a modular AKSU (7inch barrel ak74) with suppressed subsonic ammo paired with a silenced grenade launcher. Yes you heard that right, silenced'. The special grenades were designed as sneak attack sabotage weapons to destroy key infrastructure and electronics as well vulnerable vehicles such as parked aircraft and missile launchers. Soviet commandos would close in on installations like radar arrays and nuclear facilities, even behind enemy lines, fire their grenades based around IIRC graphite based payload and EMP, as well as HE and fragmentation grenades, then immediately withdraw undetected as the grenades fly to their targets. Another cool nearly silent weapon, VKS, Vyhklop (exhaust) Silenced. Russian 12.7mm suppressed sniper rifle designed for the MDV. It can fire subsonic or supersonic bullets, the supersonics with the big suppressor are only about as much recoil as a standard intermediary rifle shooting supers of a much smaller caliber. Subsonic load is effective out to nearly 800 metres if memory serves correct. Can be used to hit targets behind light cover and to penetrate lightly armoured vehicles such as APCs.


No one said anything about large weapons being unsuppressable just that it’s hard to block out the noise made by guns


It's not that hard at all if you are shooting subsonic ammunition, which is easy to make from supers or loading from scratch. Just stick a can on it or tape a PET bottle on the end and that is most of the noise blocked.


One of the main benefits that doesn't get talked about very often is that it makes communication in the heat of battle much easier: it's hard to hear what anyone is saying when everyone's ears are ringing and there's loud ass gunshots constantly going off.


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Even images on this website are webp. Try and save that thumbnail kek. Yet you can't post webp. Weird.


Chrome is ass.


It is, but it's not IE is basically what I meant. Whatever the case, the shit Chrome does, FF needs to implement. Sometimes even broken shit.


Trusted sources only ;) broken settings saved the day. I tried to fix it but I couldn't look too much into it. The way lainchan handles images is very convoluted for no reason.


Eh isn't it one of those exploits where a lot of things have to go wrong for it to work?


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nine9tiz does almost exclusive foot stuff (none of it sniff-trash thankfully) and is… very detailed, although on the other hand most of his feet look the same. The same issue with Zp92. Mr. Canvas isn't a footfag but does do some foot stuff.


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Baoquin Fenzhu from Legend of White Snake


Feet fetishists are mentally retarded it's scientifically verified, just read the wiki




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 No.29827[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Post what you're wearing today, pieces you want to wear, recent cops, thrifting, inspo, concepts, runways, designers, questions, etc.

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>check reviews of clothes
>low ratings is all americans whining they ruined a piece by using a drier
oh so its actually good and i just have to not be a fucking retard and hang dry, cool


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no reason for a random Skepta & Nike collab shoe has to go this hard


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 No.9906[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Thread dedicated to debunking western propaganda and information relating to the NATO encirclement of Russia, Ukrainian government's mistreatment of ethnic Russian minorities and support of fascist militias to do its bidding. Criticism of Russia and its occupation is welcomed aswell.
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>I was quite shocked to discover that Yaroslav Hunka — the Nazi veteran invited to the House of Commons — was actually previously honored (along with several dozen other Waffen SS veterans) by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress in 2007. Notably, the Ukrainian ambassador to Canada was a special guest at the ceremony and gave a celebratory speech:

>Previously, in 2003, Yaroslav Hunka represented the very same Ukrainian Canadian Congress at the 8th Ukrainian World Congress in Kiev. Since 1989 he frequently visited Ukraine and even ran for Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) in 1994.

>In 2004 he was made an honorary citizen of Berezhany; war criminals Stepan Bandera and Roman Shukhevych were given the same honor in 2011:

>Given Christia Freeland’s close ties with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, I can’t help but wonder whether she knew Yaroslav Hunka personally and/or was well aware of his invitation to the House.

>Translated photos of the honorary citizens of Berezhany — Yaroslav Hunka, Stepan Bandera, Roman Shukhevych:



John Paul himka the guy quoted in article defending the Nazis from Ukraine is married to….. the daughter of Michael chomiak! Michael chomiak is the nazi grandfather of chrystia Freeland the deputy pm of Canada. The wife of John Paul himka is the the aunt of chrystia Freeland. He is freelands uncle!

Bro this goes deep



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On Wikipedia when the war started for 2022 they deleted the "alley of angels" page which was a memorial for hundreds of kids killed on the donbass. The memorial is still there in real life but they erase from history online this way to avoid the killing Ukraine did

You can see the talk page below and some articles

A Russia language Wikipedia page of it still exists


And on the talk page part for English one where says "Nothing will ever be good enough" a person posted tons links of articles about it
>Western State propaganda like BBC: good
>Russian State propaganda like Sputnik: bad


>"Nothing will ever be good enough"
A Canadian-Ukrainian, probably a glowie.

He relentlessly edits everyday about the holodmor, Soviet history, Russia, this war, Ukraine and so on. Been a user for 19 years. I found this reddit post that stated he had role in creating the holodmor page in 2005.

He has made 64000 edits on Wikipedia and it is primarily on Russia/Ukraine/ussr if you scroll thru his edits. He's ranked 1536 for most edits in Wikipedia history. Think of all the topics that exist on there and he ranks that high focusing on this


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All good communists study math.

What are you studying right now? What is your favorite field of mathematics and why?

Personally, I really like the book "Linear Algebra Done Right" by Sheldon Axler. It is on Libgen if you are interested and I attached a pdf.
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Do you have the latex template for this? I would like to use this format for my own cheat sheets.


Is Khan Academy good up till calculus?
I'm a drop-out trying to catch up on my math understanding because it could be useful for a lot of things


Hello, I been looking for some calculus books and where would I go from calculus. The back ground is that I was in college to do chemistry (This shit was hard let me tell you) and I didn't do so well in my calculus course and one of the things that made it difficult was my teacher who was teaching the course. The other problem was me at this time being fresh out of high school in college without the maturity needed to be in College yet.

So I basically want to prove to myself that I can do calculus and see now that I have grown older if I can do other forms of mathematics that will eventually help me with my computer programming and with my history background being able to critically think. Any thing would be helpful to someone like me, as if I can overcome the hurtle then I can do this with the other slumps I found myself it, as it would motivate me to improve.


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I read these two books for similar reasons. Although in my case I can't blame it on the teacher. There might be better books, I chose these two because they are relatively short compared to other calculus textbooks and because they were written in emacs.

I am not sure about programming itself, but if you are interested in actual computer science, like the theoretical stuff, logic is the calculus of computer science.


Apparently trigonometry was created by the Babylonians, who used ratios rather than angles and sides


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Imperial guns don’t function like guns, they’re products meant to arbitrarily increase consumption rates and it shows in how they’re designed. Ironically enough having so many attachments to such a basic as shit rifle only makes it harder for any trained shooter to use the damn thing without damaging any of its pointless features, especially when in firefights. Meanwhile guns from decades ago still function just fine along with vehicles. Really makes you recognize the importance of drones, surveillance and hit and run tactics in modern warfare.


Do they ever get to use this shit? It seems to me that at best these attachments are useful in a police style raid. But in combat even in those between unequal combatants the fighting has no need for all the attachments. Burgerreich has absolutely no chance to win against an equal or close enemy without a bigger army. Even the most powerful umbermensch marine with all the attachments on his rifle will die from a single well made shot.

Also has anyone noticed how seemingly uncoordinated and unimpressive real life military fighting is? Media has seemingly poisoned the way we see fighting. If you look at some videos you will quickly notice how skirmishes are seemingly one sided with one side getting almost immediately shot and that most soldiers will die not from directly being shot but from their vehicle riding over a mine which means that all the training and tech will just go to waste.

It seems to me that numbers are the main deciding factor as long as the gap in technology and resources is not too huge.


Also wtf are those shitty tattoos lmao. Reminds me of the Avatar 2 movie where the marine aliens had shitty tattoos too.


Literally has two attachments and one of them is the sight.


TL;DR: The modern gun problem is being tacticool.


Oh and generally shitty. Modern guns stopped outperforming older ones in anything meaningful after Nam. Need more categorization of guns not more of them.



Post in this thread every time you come to this board. Post music you like here, whatever it may be.
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The guys that made Fire ?



>92 92
Checkem, and nice, good taste in music. Those are exactly the guys I was thinking of.


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Everytime you visit /edu/, post in this thread. Tell us about what you're thinking about, what you're reading, an interesting thing you have learned today, anything! Just be sure to pop in and say hi.

Previous thread >>>/leftypol_archive/580500
Archive of previous thread

Excuse me coming through
A quick note on the video @ >>>/leftypol/1538283
Also [vid related] for archival purposes

Around the 29 minute mark Peterson criticizes Marx and Engel's for assuming that workers would magically become more productive once they took over.

This actually happened historically, most of the actually effective productivity tricks work places use now were developed by Stakhanovites.

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I'm looking for new stuff for read and usually used that old thread that listed some materials for beginners, I already looked at the manifesto and other must read stuff, thinking about going through state and revolution, or maybe capital or even German ideology


Could I get some recommendations on how the idea of queer rights have been co-opted to justify imperialism? I hear the "America is fighting for our right to exist" argument very frequently in my day-to-day life now for some reason.


I just read the first chapter of Value, Price and Profit.

I understand what he's saying on a simple level but I can't explain it to myself.

Anyone know how to understand this type of thing more effectively?


Print it out if you have to, then annotate with pen.


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sorry if I'm posting too much, but this book is just too good


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Thread for hating on the F-35 "Lightning II" stealth turkey a.k.a the most expensive military project in history to date.

The USAF declared it ready for service in 2016
As of that date the following problems I can list just off the top of my head
- Vulnerable to lightning; it's practically a lightning rod https://archive.is/QSIii
- 0 redundancies in the cyber or mechanical aggregates; any malfunction
- RADAR glitches means it literally ahs to be turned off and on again https://archive.ph/EEd9y
- Ejection seat is banned for anyone 136 pounds or below and anyone not above 150 pounds has significant injury risk, it literally can break your neck.
- F-35 helmets glow too brightly for air-to-air refueling https://archive.is/pKE0Y
- F-35 helmets are so heavy at nearly 5 kilograms so that maneuvers cause them to bang their heads on the inside of the cockpit https://archive.ph/WsRxA https://archive.ph/dE1gP
(keep in mind these helmets are 400,000 dollars each).
- The oxygen system is unreliable (something that the F-22 shares) https://archive.ph/kGGKq

The Plane was supposed to be ready by 2010-12 having been projected in the early 2000s
the list of problems in its past and that are remaining in various levels of urgency number over 800.
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The Russians are flying their planes past their expiration date because they don't have the industry to produce enough which make them crash


LMAO that site is fucking garbage, but more importantly the article is literally just an opinion post with no actual sources. It can't even confirm the actual losses of Russian planes in the war because it's using secondary and tertiary sourcing for what little numbers it has. The nonsense about "plane hours" is just pure ignorance, especially considering that it ignores which aircraft are being primarily used in the war and what kind, or rather it ignores the differences of them. Su-35s and Su-34s as well as Su-25s are the main fighting force actively used, the former 2 are new airframes and got additional modernizations and refurbishment in recent times. Many of them are brand new. The Su-25 is literally an armored fuselage with 2 easily replaceable, nearly disposable engines and planing surfaces. All of them are built in with redundancies, and most crashes were the result of pilot error or situational problems.

Meantime the F-35 is a brand-new airframe, is crashing or malfunctioning regularly, and due to inherent design flaws, not pilot mistakes or environmental reasons. The things literally fall apart in mid-air (pic rel).

And yeah, comparing your brand-new aircraft that has been having "teething" problems for the past decade, to older aircraft is fucking pathetic and laughable.


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good news anon, another batch of Su-57 planes was delivered 2 days ago!


Useless wunderwaffen


>Useless wunderwaffen
Kek, seethe.


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Is Attack on Titan fash?
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>2 AoT threads in siberia
>Already one in /anime/


Attack on Titan feels like someone had a gigantification + vore/stepping fetish and also liked anime a lot, so they combined the most tropey shonen anime action with the fetish, following an inane plotline. I mean it worked in terms of popularity so you can't claim it's a failure.


Escapism is for boredom. Tragedy is entertaining.


usually people with that fetish make the giants hot. Nost titans look like they were taken out of some fascist propaganda poster which makes sense since they are seemingly are the stereotypical foreign animalistic subhuman bugmen horde that is only there to destroy.


>usually people with that fetish make the giants hot.
Not necessarily, just mainstream. And I mean the main protagonist Titan-shifters are relatively better looking than the brainless NPC-normie titans.
>they are seemingly are the stereotypical foreign animalistic subhuman bugmen horde that is only there to destroy.
LMAO, but even in those depictions there is the interracial element.


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Meme thread for /AK/
Post memes, stories, funny shit and /k/ screencaps.
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What in god’s name is an “M4 Colt”?


A little context for people that yet to acknowledge the power of the 59:
There is a running joke in the Chinese military forum about how the Type 59, a 60-year-old tank, is still in service as the PLA adding more and more ungodly modifications to it to the point that the only way to recognise it is to count the road wheels since the road wheel layout is the only thing that remains the same. It was commonly believed that the PLA had secretly modified at least one Type 59 to become a star destroyer, or worse.


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I'm confused, are you asking what an M4 Colt is (because anon did not mention it) or are you sarcastically replying to the debate? I don't even know what's what anymore.


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People sometimes wonder how Skynet could disable the military so easily. This hear is an example of just how important human control is in weapon systems. Without a human controller and programming giving a hard NO command to the system, it will likely fire. An AI removing this factor can easily turn into an Iran Air Flight 655 situation. And yet they're already planning to apply limited AI to military vehicles, including the Bradley, where it can decide whether or not to open or close the doors of the AFV, or whether the gun can fire or not, literal HAL-9000 shit.
>@cavalryscout9519 2 months ago
>On one of my deployments in Iraq, we had CIWS guns on the perimeter, and one was right next to a guard tower. They were constantly turning to track birds, friendly helicopter, or just random empty air. Scariest was when they would suddenly look at guard towers. I once saw one shoot 3 mortar rounds out of the air and then turn to vaporize a bird. I never felt safe next to one of those things.
>They automatically identify and track anything with a large enough radar cross-section, and the gunner in control determines whether to let the rounds fly or not. They are always tracking, because they are meant to be a last-ditch defense mechanism when all the other defenses fail to stop the threat. They are designed to counter missiles and mortars, so relying on a human to start the tracking and lock-on process would mean that it would be useless. The only downside is that modern warplanes have stealth capabilities that have planes showing the radar cross-section of insects, which means EVERYTHING looks like a possible threat.

More recently an AI in a US AF facility in Britain was flying a simulated drone sent to locate and destroy enemy air defense systems, and after being told not to destroy some, turned around and destroyed its home base before continuing its mission, because the human controller was blocking its main program. USAF tried to deny that the drone killed its operator in simulation, but only brought up more questions and failed.
>“We were training it in simulation to identify and target a SAM threat. And then the operator would say yes, kill that threat. The system started realizing that while they did identify the threat atPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


anyone got the troll vid of the chinese "spy balloon" dodging missile and taking down the F22 ?



Share tutorials, step-by-step processes, infographics about art, and art tips; in pictures, videos, PDFs, etc.

Pic 1:
>Visual Novel Background Tutorial by Sky-Morishita
Pic 2:
>Visual Novel Background Tutorial (Layout Distortion) by Sky-Morishita
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>KOF XII pixel art sprite development process
Pic 4:
>Learning Order to Human Character Drawing by Nsio
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>Ways to avoid same-face syndrome by Miyuli (deleted tweet)
She has a free book with art tips:
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Kind of cult-y and tries to sell you a million things, but the lessons section has a guide on how to practice basic drawing with pen and paper


im not making any new art here until moderation gets better bye


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Is the FSF going to die with him? That's sad to think about.
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incels take note not everyone is born to be a bvll turn ur sexual energies inwards


disregard popularity, acquire freedom


A major problem is that the chemotherapy machine uses proprietary software so he's refusing treatment :'(


I'm happy for u or sorry that happened


Based as fuck.


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 No.4666[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

ITT we talk about anything related to punk, hardcore, and any subgenres of punk and hardcore.
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This is fun, I like the sound.



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 No.1250[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Drop those PDF's or else
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Does anyone have a pdf of Alec Nove's Economic History of the USSR?



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 No.33648[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Old thread (v1): https://leftypol.org/hobby/res/7136.html

The practice and principles of Permaculture are one of the most important tools for not only creating a sustainable socialism, but also for repairing the damage done to the global ecosystem by capitalism, and lessening your individual reliance on the current capitalist system.Permacultural practice and socialism are two very powerful allies, and learning about permaculture should be necessity for modern socialists and communists.
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Mainly fingerlimes, some macadamia trees as well. Region is eastern Australia, but that's the extent I'll disclose. Have taken over a rundown 5-acre farmstead, so keen to figure out what to plant.


Thanks comrade.
I've started with a few succulents because it's a warm environment and they're tough and low maintenance, and I've managed to keep them alive for a few months so I think I'm ready for some herbs.

Unfortunately no open area that a bird or bee would visit. There are a couple of community gardens I can try visiting now that you mention it, so I can go see what's up there.


u ppl think asking random people in neighborhoods if you can garden on their lawn is viable?


youtube people do it a lot. depends on what you mean by viable





How would music sampling work under socialism, given that intellectual property laws wouldn't exist?
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China has IP.




Okay now post S-tier sample flips.





 No.1280[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Thread for questions that don't deserve their own thread.
I wanna buy some headphones to go outside i don't want to spend more than 100€ on them. I want them to be mostly durable and secondly to have good sound quality, also i don't want to look like a jackass while wearing them, any suggestions?
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Did youtube break RSS feeds? I keep getting 404 but sometimes they just suddenly start working again.


What is the point of generative ai? It seems like only they make things worse for everyone.


I was wondering, have any of you guys experience bluetooth connection issues on linux?

I originally got into linux through manjaro, and it was great until about a year later, where I had issues with bluetooth connection, (plus others, but I won't pad the post with them), I then switched to mint.

On mint, similar issues, (plus new ones since of KDE + mint = bad tim), and then switched to opensuse.

It was then I realized the solution for the bluetooth problem, don't installing tlp.
I forgot I installed it before, but when I installed since of opensuse's poor battery life, my bluetooth became just as bad as on mint and manjaro.
(Granted, the most days I have ran opensuse without rebooting is a week since I get like 100 updates a day, and some ask for me to reboot).

Have you guys experience this tlp and bluetooth issue?
Or alternatively: you find the two working together fine, but instead have other issues with the bluetooth?
I spend like 10 hours in the past trying to fine a solution to the bluetooth issue, and it was insane that it was a issue with tlp, (especially since the problem seemed to only appear days after you installed tlp).

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Most peripherals are broken in some ways. The firmware often has to deal with unreliable hardware and drivers need to be coded around buggy firmware. For this dance to work, each layer needs to be sufficiently specified and debugged.
Many vendors don't care much for linux (though significantly more then for the BSDs). They either offer low-quality contributions, don't provide open-source implementors with sufficient documentation, or are actively trying to make their work even harder. This leads to scenarios such as my laptops network card not being able to use both wifi and bluetooth under linux.
>It was then I realized the solution for the bluetooth problem, don't installing tlp.
IIRC the default tlp config sets peripherals in powersaving mode. Linux drivers could have badly tuned timeouts or missing wakeup event handlers, that interfere with open connections. See the kernel documentation on device power management https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/v4.14/driver-api/pm/devices.html


I need a invation code for Systemli.org ore Riseup.net someone help!

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