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mass shooting survival general

Watching the latest NY shooter video got me thinking, how if at all possible could one survive a mass shooting? The first lady after he got out was doomed. The others seemed to be stuck with normalcy bias for a few seconds.

Is it better to run or to play dead, take cover?
Is normalcy bias bad, better to make a fool out of yourself overreacting to a nothingburger than to stand there in an actual shooting
Should one always walk behind some kind of cover in burgerstan? Seems like it is so common might as well
Daily body armor? Concealed carry without a permit?
Physical fitness is key, you should 100% be able to sprint fucking fast
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Leftypol gaming

What games do leftypol play? I played through Stalker recently, I also like Deus Ex, Mount and Blade Warband, Dark Souls. I play supreme commander daily and generally enjoy strategy games.
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/fit/ general - Builtfat Edition

Ask your /fit/ related questions here.

Beginner's Health and Fitness Guide, aka "the /fit/ sticky"
http://liamrosen.com/fitness.html

<Previous Thread

https://archive.is/gQqkCegoismEgoism
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what are some good anime that i, a normalfag who doesnt watch anime, would possibly enjoy?
recommend me anything from retro to new that i missed out on, and i will watch it

NO SHITNEN BTW
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/leftyfashion/

How do you dress? What are you wearing today? How should you dress, as a Marxist? Which trends are proletarian and which are bourgeois?
Discuss.
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Graphic Design, Flags, Logos, Posters

First thread I've ever made here. I'm really interested in graphic design and I make shitty flags all the time. Therefore: Post your flags, your logos, your posters, your whatever. Or you can post cool shit you found - point is, post some based shit.

>Lefty shit is best, but if you think it's cool, post.
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/Sewing/

I've redistributed a red flag from work and I wanted to turn it into a flag for my union branch. Unfortunately I've no real experience with sewing anyone got any advice?
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How many of you are based enough to use these keys?
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Not only did we convince every single person on the planet to carry a camera and microphone everywhere we also convinced suburbian dwellers to fill even their own homes with cameras because they're afraid The Poors will steal their Amazon packages.
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ITT: leftypol funniest moments

not pictured because i don't have the screenshot:
>that time anon made a post about trump being grown in a vat in somewhere france by the situationist to tank the us empire
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Have you guys ever heard of the Littoral Combat Ships? Of course not, cause they're useless hunks of junk designed when the US decided they needed a wet F-35.

In all seriousness though, the LCSs are not only a failure in engineering of the individual ships and classes but also in initial concept. The LCS came about as a response to a need for small, fast, CHEAP ships to perform non-combat duties such as ASW and minesweeping. Almost every country in the 80s-90s had their fleet of support vessels nearing the end of their lifespan and so were busily working on next-generation replacements.

In both the East and West the form of this next generation of ships took two forms: Hydrofoils based on the design of the HMCS Bras d'Or which had perfected the design of hydrofoils as far as stability was concerned, and ground-effect vehicles. Ground effect vehicles are basically hovercrafts, OR Ekranoplans. The Ekranonplans planned to take over support roles were ironically larger versions of the Luna class since the weird thing about GEVs is that the bigger they are, the easier they are to control and are cheaper to maintain, so bigger=better in every way.

So while the rest of the world was designing their next generation on cutting-edge technology that had been proven in the last generation, what did the US do? They out-sourced their shipbuilding programme to a fucking aircraft designer; Lockheed-Martin. Lockheed did exactly what every US military contractor does and essentially created this concept of a Littoral Combat Ship to be a shallow water frigate with a streamlined hull. As many of you are going to point out, that's just a regular frigate. Because that's exactly what it was. The LCS was just a rebranded frigate meant for shallow water operations in the Gulf near the Middle East, with special gimmicks such as modular combat systems, 2 engine types to propel the ships at 70 knots, and a low radar silhouette. The latter is absolute BS btw, since "low radar silhouette" has been disproven by the Zumwalt fiasco.

Anyways, the first class of the series, the Independents failed every single one of the mentioned requirements. The 2 different engine types, a gasoline AND diesel turbines, failed miserably because they forgot each engine type had different torque and as a result broke the ship's gearbox, so instead of 70 knots the top speed was a whopping 5 knots… you walk faster than that. The system modules? Turned out they built the ship BEFORE the modules, and the modules turned out to be too big. OK but surely it's cheaper because of its small size right? Nope. Despite being a small frigate, the LCSs cost more to operate than the Allen Burke Destroyers. And they couldn't even perform ANY role.

OK but that's just the first class right? Surely it got better since there's been 3+ classes since 2002? Wrong. The follow up to the Independents was the Freedom Class(The US can't go 5 minutes without naming something after their ego), while these were better, that's not exactly a high bar. The best thing about the Freedoms was that there weren't total failures in that it mostly worked. However their ability was extremely scaled back, now they were just semi-hydrofoil frigates with some more automation. It worked fine as a frigate, except that's all it did. Even its automation didn't work as advertized, so for all intents and purposes it was just a more expensive regular frigate with a nifty semi-hydrofoil design that didn't actually work as a proper hydrofoil and more existed simply to wow Pentagon staff into thinking it was a new design. The Freedoms have since been cancelled for going 50% over budget and not offering any real advantages.

So where does that leave the LCSs today? Well I shit you not, but they've decided to bring back the Independents, because Lockheed promises they've fixed the gearbox issues, while all the other issues still remain. What that means is that they're scrapping all the old Independents, 9 in total and the newest being less than a year old, and building another 9 in the next 2 years to replace them…. instead of just fixing the old ones. While it is expensive to gut a ship's powerplant it's nowhere near the cost of building an entire new ship, so it's all just about that contract money surprise surprise.

Even if the LCSs did work perfectly, their concept of "Shallow Water Support Ships" is utterly stupid. The US has had a fixation for shallow water operations since the first Gulf War, even making their current generation of SSNs, the Virginia Class, designed for shallow water operations(Even though that goes against the entire concept of submarines and coastal submarines were deemed stupid over a century ago), yet since the Gulf War there's been no need whatsover for shallow water ships, and considering most of the ocean is deep water, making it so that ships are tied only to 5% of its entirety severely limits the strategic positioning of your fleets. Plus, if you build the shallow water ships, you're just going to have to build deep water equivalents for your main battlegroups, so you're doubling the cost of your ships overall when you could have just built half the number of ships but that do both. Which is exactly what the Ekranoplans and Hydrofoils from the 80s were supposed to do, since a large part of support ships is that they have to be flexible which LCSs are inherently not.

But it's the US, how could you ever expect them to design something proper? And the largest argument out there for the LCSs is that they provide building experience for the naval engineers, yet they're on 2 and a half classes now and STILL having the same issues, I don't know what lessons they're learning but they don't seem to be related to ship building.

TL;DR: US Built stupid ship that is stupid.
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How To Unionize 101

im working with some comrades on some pro-union palm cards. my job is to write down the process on how to form a union

can any of you smarter and wittier comrades able to help?
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Boring average guy gets an incredibly hot girlfriend through impossible hijinks

So aren't these anime basically just following the same formula as Seth Rogen or Adam Sandler movies which are considered by the public at large to be "normalfag" "cringe"?
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Why do programmers like to pretend to have very specific skillsets and knowledge, and call themselves "frontend developers", "Javascript programmers" or even "React programmers" when in reality their knowledge and skills are applicable to almost everything programming related and they could easily do the job of almost every other programmer? Is this some trick to get higher wages and segment the market or is it just some internalized helplessness instilled by recruiters looking for "the perfect match" and employers unwilling to provide training?
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A thread for educational podcast episodes..

Less about the parasocial more about the signal.

Less about subscribing to an individual podcast, more about listening to individual episodes and why that episode resonated.

Not videos. This is a chance for you to educate yourself while working, doing chores or exercising.

I'll go first. This episode of politics theory other was memorable because it made me reconsider the intersection of sex and politics, particularly as someone who sees themselves as becoming more skeptical about everything surrounding idpol as it's being co-opted and weaponized.

https://play.acast.com/s/politicstheoryother/tag%3Asoundcloud%2C2010%3Atracks%2F1136311165
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/cars/

Anybody else in the bunker enjoy cars and motorsport?

Discuss anything motoring related here.

To start I'll say I've spent the last few days doing the brakes on my own car, including new calipers. Fucking hard work on an old POS, nothing comes apart easily.
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Anarchist media??

Give me some good shit to watch.
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Does it glow? Can I use it safely?
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worm

Was she a Stalinist? She sure as hell never did anything wrong.
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Lessons from the war: Military analysis

What can we learn from the Russian invasion of Ukraine and this example of relatively modern warfare? Strategy, tactics, operations, geopolitical responses, information warfare, civilian pov and response. Anything related. Not the thread to talk about "who is in the right".
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/draw/ Drawing and visual art general №1

Post your drawings and studies here.

Video Tutorials:
Proko - https://www.youtube.com/user/ProkoTV
Sinix - https://www.youtube.com/user/sinixdesign
Scott Robertson - https://www.youtube.com/user/scottrobertsondesign
Matt Kohr (CtrlPaint) - https://www.ctrlpaint.com/library
Aaron Blaise https://www.youtube.com/user/AaronBlaiseArt

Poses/Gestures
QuickPoses - https://www.quickposes.com/en
PoseSpace - https://www.posespace.com/posetool/default.aspx
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I’m gonna tear this game a new asshole

Hundreds of the 1001 confirmed bugs are STILL in the game to this day and might aswell never will be fixed but before I rant on about the bugs I’m gonna first complain about how mediocre the game started off as and still fucking is


The UI is a mess and clutters your screen with shit you only need to have a few functioning brain cells to understand. As for the rest of lifeless essays shit quests it goes without saying you might aswell have the game playing itself because it holds your hand on all of the still minimal amounts of content

There’s no fucking atmosphere at all making the game not scary in the fucking slightest. Seriously name one just one instance where you’ve seen anybody play fallout and say they ever felt scared, or sad about what goes on in the game and not at the game for how much of a fuckup it is

The AI is laughably retarded from the scorched to the raiders to the ghouls, they all behave like pathfinding zombies. Not even the zombies you’d find in games like left 4 dead 2 that do interesting shit like attacking each other or sneaking up on you. Just fucking lazy as shit pathfinding AI that walk in a line to kill you. Stalker is an over decade old fucking game and manages to portray how real bandits in video games would respond to fire fights with AI flanking you, changing positions, hiding, alerting others etc and the mutants get their fair share of love to with dogs running away when they’re too wounded or monsters hanging up on you in groups rather than attack you as individuals along with dispersing when injured to fuck up your aim. Fallout 76 has NONE OF THAT AND ITS RELEASED OVER A DECADE AFTER STALKER

The scorched beast is a literal not even bothering to at least reskin copy paste off the dragon model in Skyrim
that has all the same fucking bugs.

The models for all the rest of the enemies in this mediocre excuse of a game all look like aliens. You know how zombies in left 4 dead wore clothes based off their locations and had visible human features, no one not the scorched to the ghouls to the ai even have a design that looks even remotely human and there’s not even variations to those models.
The mutants don’t even look like mutated creatures they’re based off of st least in stalker a boar mutant looks like boar but with larger teeth and other junk in fallout a mutated cockroach looks like my grandma is see in a nightmare after smoking five lines of cocaine.

Ammo and caps are far far too easy to come by and drops on enemies that shouldn’t even have ammo in the first place *cough cough* mutants *cough cough*
The game is still P2W and p2p on top of that while the graphics look like something out of a 2000s game yet the game can’t be run on a 2000s computer partly because optimization in this shitshow is nonexistent and partly because the server is too busy crashing your PC randomly because no one on bethesdas server team actually has the time to fix the servers.

The animation is lifeless, rigid, unvaried and makes the world feel as dead as the office it was made in, NPCs and raiders don’t even get sleep cycles or shit to do when the player isn’t around providing zero incentive to explore or learn more about your enemies


All of the above mentioned have made fallout a once post apocalyptic horror RPG into a fucking action adventure looter shooter game with 90s era animation, ai and 2000s era graphics made for toddlers

<and now onto the bugs


Oh my god it’s exhausting knowing at BARE MINIMUM 60% of the bugs in this game are still present to this day. The most common bugs you’ll encounter are collision failures causing AI and physics to completely break down regularly meaning you can have shit like exploding weapons and duplicating heads popping up, and the second most common bug is due to a rendering glitch that occurs because Bethesda developers thought it was a smart idea to render the world based off the camera angle and not off the camera position meaning every fucking time you turn around you’ll see the entire world of fallout from the physics to the shadows to the models all having to be reloaded in over and over and over again which causes even more hundreds of stupid bugs. These two common bugs are what produce the most amount of bugs in game as for the rest those bugs aren’t even gonna be mentioned because they’re glitches from past Bethesda games. You know how earlier I mentioned that the scorched beast model is recycled from Skyrim? Guess what for a shit load of other content in game that recycling is present and the fact that the game has been out for years and none of the bugs actually got fixed in those recycled assets should tell you about how little of a shit that studio gives about making actual RPGs beyond ESO. I’m tired of writing this, bethesdas next launches for elder scrolls 6 and that’s space thing are gonna be disasters and that’s proven just by looking at their history considering they’ve always been lazy and incompetent just compare the outer worlds to literally any Bethesda release and you’ll see what I mean. I’m going back to playing stalker
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MAKE UKRAINE MATERIAL MEMES NOW OR THE NKVD WILL COME TO YOUR DOOR
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So what's your opinion on Inuyasha and Yashahime?
T. Lad who was born on the 2000 and doesn't know jack shit.
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Films You Just Watched 2.0

First thread >>2278

I just watched the new Batman movie, it's about as boring and derived as you'd expect. The villain is a real psycho, apparently he hates Bruce Wayne's father because of his scam charity orphanage where children froze to death and the villain himself grew up in, and tries to publicly reveal his father's ties to organized crime and political corruption. Luckily Batman eventually teaches him the true meaning of love and forgiveness before the villain is thrown into an insane asylum for the rest of his days, and the credits roll.

I also watched Memoria, which was just as boring and I have nothing to say about.
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Worker-core

Post 'em
Whatever gets you through the day
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I bought a framework laptop because my previous one was so cheaply constructed that it literally disintegrated from use.

I quite like it. I'm not going to pretend that buying a product will solve any systemic capitalist evils like ending e-waste or granting a right to repair, but on a personal level, I'm hopeful to be able to avoid some common pitfalls with consumer products like disposability and planned obsolescence by being able to repair this thing myself or replace parts on it. Plus it seems pretty sturdily constructed in the first place. The keyboard's very crisp by laptop standards and is backlit (which is thoroughly unremarkable, but my previous laptop wasn't, because I lived in the stone age), the trackpad's nice, the screen is annoyingly glossy, though it is high resolution with a large color gamut. Hopefully they release a matte screen at some point. And being able to choose where the ports are on it is a bit of a godsend to deal with cable mess.

Thoughts on this thing?
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why is it called trigun if hes only carrying a single gun
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Ok so here's the personality I'm thinking about adopting. Myself, the tall blonde mysterious man with deadly skills who goes by many names and has a lot of associates that are just as mysterious. She is a quiet and timid public servant whose beauty nobody notices because she dresses down and deflects attention but is actually an assassin martial artist with a murderous streak for men that are not myself.
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Pistol-calibre carbines

These seem like the way to go for cheap, widely available personal rifles.

Share advice on models, ammo, magazines etc.
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"DEBOONKING" LTV

>>982469
>Any basic study of economics shows you the stupidity of the LTV

anyone who says this

1. has not even read volume 1 of das kapital

2. confuses value and price

3. has unironically used the mud pies argument, insisting that marx is saying that worthless labor creates use value, even though he has said the opposite (pic 1)

4. thinks capitalists reinvest profits in the company even though profits are defined as whatever the capitalist pockets *after* dealing with business expenses and maintenance costs and paying off investors and workers.

5. thinks capitalists "deserve" the surplus value because they "took on risk"

6. thinks subjective theories of value are more scientific than labor theory of value, because again, they are confusing price with labor.

7. imagines that marx is ignoring the use values of natural resources, or thinks that Marx "didn't consider" natural resources at all (pic 2).

8. Imagines that automation disproves LTV even though Marx writes endlessly about the effects of automation upon value, price, and profit.

9. Thinks differing skill levels at particular forms of labor disproves LTV, doesn't realize that there is a "social average" of "necessary labor time" needed to produce a commodity, and that the division of labor has all but eliminated the need for skilled artisans in most areas of work. And besides, skilled labor is simply labor that has itself accumulated labor value in the form of years of experience.
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Warcraft 3 reforged and capitalist incompetence

There’s one thing I see many on this board and in real life assume to often about capitalists and it’s the belief that they always know what they’re doing

It’s no secret or surprise that companies are not managed by one person but rather are clusters of bureaucracy that each fulfill individual tasks to make the collective of a for profit institution wealthier but when these clusters get inefficient it’s noticeable and destructive z

Warcraft 3 reforged is by far a perfect example of when this incompetence is fully realized and I’ll explain why. The game when it was released was a full scale downgrade of everything vivendi made in the original Warcraft 3 before it became activision blizzard and when you understand how low the prospects were for the remaster you’ll realize that not only shouldn’t have there been a way for blizzard to fail at remastering the game but also that they shouldn’t have fucked up as badly as they did as all that they promised were remasters of old models animations textures and lights. Why did this occur? As mentioned prior incompetence

Capitalists are not immune to error loads of mistakes happen all the time in capitalist institutions to the point where the full scale collapse of entire industries around the world is a regular occurrence and in blizzards case that incompetence came in the form of mismanagement, teams being randomly rescheduled, failing either to assign developers their roles or forcing them to churn them out to quickly etc. the end result was a game so buggy, graphically outdated and mediocre that it was reported the main menu consumed more memory than the actual game as it ran on a chrome browser than on the cpu cache or at least the GPU on its initial release all before being labelled as one of the worst releases in gaming in the year it was first sold. Please to all readers do not forget this and when you see more instances of these poor releases by companies small or large never forget Warcraft 3 and the incompetence of capitalist institutions
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What is consciousness?

A long time ago we had a very interesting thread on the question of what consciousness is. Perhaps we can have another interesting conversation like that. Share your thoughts and ideas of what consciousness is and how it arises.
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/mood/: Current Mood General

Post a song that fits your current mood. It can be either vocal or instrumental, your choice.

My mood right now: https://yewtu.be/HIRNdveLnJI
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Immersion in videogames

First let me get two points to establish before I go with this thread

>immersion doesn’t equate to good game design

>getting a player immersed in a game has little to do with graphics

The actual key components in immersion are AI and animation. The reasons are the fact that complex AI builds complex ways of fulfilling and interacting with goals in videogames, and animation brings a level of believability for what’s happening in games further allowing players to find enjoyment from the visuals.

AI provide players with a mountain of methods to solve problems and play the games they like any way they want due to how they respond to the things around them, for example if I have an enemy mob in a game and simply give a region on that ai that when hit does more damage than attacking any other region suddenly the player can decide and plan how they want to kill a mob than simply mash buttons until victory. This is already seen in games like Tarkov or the stalker series where a single bullet well positioned enough can clear a target in due time encouraging players to get better as they play and that’s just the beginning. Generally you can expect that the more complex an ai is not just in its available reactions but how it interacts with other ai to provide more and more options for gameplay until you can wind up with exploits for these mechanics by players whom have enough playtime to have learnt and excelled in them. Like mob farms in terraria, or megabases in games as dense in opportunities like dwarf fortress.

Animation also improves the immersion a game can provide to a player simply by providing a level of believability to the events on screen, it may not seem like much but simply having a door open by having an ingame model animated to physically open the door rather than just having it open goes a long way especially with simpler animations for things like crafting objects in tlou2, mounting yourself on horses within rdr2, seeing zombies actually take time to bleed out in left 4 dead or just watch mobs fucking go wild on each other in monster hunter. It all makes a word feel alive and dense with detail that simply can’t be faked with only high resolution textures and meshes.

In conclusion a game maker when designing a world to be immersive should focus primarily on the animation and AI components of said game. It goes a long way at least for me.thanks for reading
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Sims is a nightmare

Wake up, get ready, go to work, come back, level up some skill for a bit, eat some shitty food and shower, go to sleep, repeat until you receive paycheck to spend on AESTHETICS, do it all over again.

Why did I find this fun when I was younger? What's the POINT? Earn virtual money to CONSUME virtual decorations? For what purpose? Nice """escapism""" Will Wright
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Television

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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Type O Negative is the GOAT

Type O Negative is the best metal band of all time. Never released a bad album on the contrary every album by them is a certified classic. And Peter Steele was a god among men. His voice made the gayest lesbian and straightest man question their sexuality. Your wrong if you disagree.
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Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread Thread

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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4X Games - Civ, Alpha Centauri, Shadow Empire

General for 4X games, but also an opportunity to introduce you all to a new game called Shadow Empire.

The game has an incredibly deep planet generation system that affects gameplay massively, including rotation of the planet (lol), makeup of the atmosphere, terrain, mineral deposits and alien life. It also has a logistics system to make you supply your units with food and ammunition, if they run out of supply they'll be very weak so you need to keep expanding the supply lines to the front and also making sure the enemy cannot cut you off. Obviously being encircled is very bad news for your troops.

You start as a minor "Regime" and your goal is to conquer the planet after the previous galaxy wide regime collapsed sending most of it into civil war and apocalypse. Each regime can be run differently and has different perks based on decisions you make throughout the game. For example if people start striking you can send in the army to deal with them (autocracy) or just pay them off (democracy), alternatively you can avoid the situation entirely by administrating the zones well, but that may lead to other troubles like a lack of credits for purchasing resources. You can run a mix of different systems so your decisions aren't set in stone for you but there are bonuses to always picking a certain method like unique units and stratagems, which are like ideological playing cards.

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8XAh8Wii4k
PURCHASE: https://www.matrixgames.com/game/shadow-empire (more screenshots here showing off features)
CRACK: https://www.skidrowreloaded.com/shadow-empire-v01-03-00/
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/leftyco/

Old /co/ thread is dead and buried.
Let's have a new thread to talk about comics and animation.
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Weird exotic fruit

Has anyone trier any unusual fruit? I found the channel of a Yuppie who has traveled thr world eating all kinds of exotic tropic fruit or having it delivered.

https://youtube.com/channel/UChsbD6Clp-ZPqKwXJR3V7DQ

It makes me want to grow some unusual trees. I'm starting with a miracle berry tree. supposedly once eaten the berry causes sour things to taste sweet for thirty minutes. I am excited because it would allow me to basically give up on having sugar in soda. I could just drink lemonade without sugar, and eat bitter healthy food without suffering.

I'm also interested in growing Chico, a cinnamon tasting kind of apple. And there are a ton of sapote I'd like to try eating, and also snake fruit. The truth is most of the food and fruits we eat at super markets are only there because they're easy to produce or shelf long. The best kinds of fruit which are grown for personal taste by farmers are usually not mass producable.

That's why we as lefties need to take the time to plant more exotic fruit trees so those trees will always keep giving back. Then we can share the fruits without relying on supermarkets with the same damb flavors. We can literally eat more gourmet food once we fight back against big agriculture and capitalism.

There are for instance many kinds of bananas and mangoes with different flavors and textures but you'll never see them, when all the bananas at the market are literally from a tree that has been cloned millions of times. Check out his channel or google "exotic fruit" if you've never left your home and don't know what I'm talking about.
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The /NODESKTOP/ Pill

Hey guys, scarce here. As of late I've come to realize that most desktop environments are kind of shit since they're either just bad like xfces or really bad like GNOME/KDE, and tend to be unstable, often having updates that completely change the desktop and workflow so I've started to look at more lightweight options like window managers. So far the benefits seem to outweight the negatives.
> Stable, you make your own config and it never changes unless you want it to
> No gnometroons or Scalies causing drama in your git issues
> Can choose any combination of software without it looking too tacky
> Lightweight, speedy, just werks even on ancient hardware
> Diverse components build up to a fully functioning 'DE' of your own making, no blote
> No udev, dbus, poetteringware unless you want it.
> Will give you a 6 pack, make you rich, grow your dick 5 cm
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love shoujo anime from the early-mid 2010s
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Alt-Country

The Alternative Country scene is unironically the best singer-songwriter scene in the entire music industry at this moment.
Coulter Wall, Tyler Childers, Charlie Crockett, Sierra Ferrell,
Willi Carlisle and honestly I can go on and on. This scene is fucking magical at the timent. Coulter Wall and Tyler Childers are the two best singer songwriters in the industry at the moment.
Also the good thing, Socialist music has a long history in the "alternative" country and Appalachian Folk scene. We'll probably be getting some god tier covers of Classic Socialist folk songs coming soon I suspect.
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Future of Chinese made CPUs

Since US tech embargo on China is still in effect and US plans to squeeze Chinese tech companies by restricting their access to computer chips. China's reaction to this was to make one of their goals to have a home-grown alternative for Intel, AMD, TSMC and the like to decrease dependence on the US. So I was wondering what kind of progress have they been making lately and what are their prospects of ever having a viable alternative to Intel and AMD?

There is all this talk about SMIC, Loongson and Zhaoxin and that in early 2020 Zhaoxin allegedly published a chip comparable to 2017 level intel and AMD tech and they are planning to have parity with Intel in a few years. Then there are Some sources are saying that China is failing horribly at acquiring manufacturing tech for more advanced processors. And I really can't make any real sense out of it.

So when will I be able to buy a computer that uses a hardware that dunks on burger made tech and sends my personal data to Beijing instead of Washington, if ever?
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Yuri

What are some classic cute yuri animu to watch??
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Is it wrong to miss technology nerds of old? Were they just as bad but for different reasons or actually better?
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Vtuber general

Not much of a vtuber fan, I only occasionally watch clips, but I'm saddened to hear that even something as innocent as the vtuber sphere has been infected with politics and will breed new reactionaries out of lonely people with nothing better to do. Is no form of escapism safe from politics anymore?
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I'm so fucking hyped for Saints Row reboot
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ITT Big anime tiddies

itt hueg fricken 2d oppai
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Ukraine

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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Fantasy

Often when when talking about leftist fiction, it is in relation to speculative science fiction.I'd like to have a thread to discuss not only fantasy with leftist themes, but fantasy in general.So, read any good fantasy recently?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IwqdQFyc0E

Recommend me some anime techno.
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Chainsaw Man

PV for the adaptation is finally out.
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Best laptop under 1000$

I'm looking for a new laptop since my ideapad 330 has a shit build quality and soldered ram. I don't need to upgrade just yet, but my keyboard is falling apart, the wifi card barely works, and this thing is kinda underpowered for a lot of tasks tbh. I want something with a better build quality, that i can use for a bit of gayman and video editing. I thought I could just get a thinkpad with an egpu but gpus are expensive as fuck and /g/ told me thinkpads are a reddit meme nowadays. Anybody got any ideas?
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/leftyco/ - Hell taker and Homestuck edition

Comics and cartoons are the industried were the contradictions of capitalism are the most noticeableYou know them I know them.
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One Piece is leftist
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We need to go back

I liked google glasses

I mean without capitalism and advertising, it'd be great to have a cortana and camera on you without even touching anything
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>the author of Welcome to the NHK turned to spiritualism after shitting on religion on his works
>also a decade of not doing anything at all later he's now making a fanservice-filled generic isekai with a hikki MC
God it feels like Berserk all over again.
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Is there any Isekai about a weeb who takes the noose portal to anime world?
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death note

I love death note. And I love light yagami as a character.

However it was very obvious that his entire worldview is extremely… reactionary I guess? Or like darwinist? Killing criminals and not trying to fix underlying problems is obvioiusly retarded. I wonder if any normalfags were able to make this obsevation
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"Tomboy" has been robbed of its meaning.

When I was a wee lad I read Katawa Shoujo and ended up really liking Emi. She hit all the right spots for me personality wise. I finished her route with the impression that she was supposed to be the token tomboy among the main girls. To my astonishment, when I went on the Katawa Shoujo forum I found out that other people did not consider her a tomboy. How? She's the athletic, bold, energetic girl who likes to play rough. Did I not just describe a tomboy? Is it because she doesn't "look" like a tomboy? Ridiculous. It was as if at some point I had been transported to bizarro world where the word tomboy had been hijacked by pathetic fetishists who now tied the word tomboy to physical appearance.

As the years went by I found myself highly attracted to 2D girls with varying types of what are culturally seen as masculine qualities. Like the aforementioned athletic, bold, energetic, likes to play rough but also aggressive, assertive, emotionally reserved, brash, vulgar, messy, short-tempered, rhetorical, analytical, philosophical, gluttonous, as lustful as a man and so on. In other words, women who behave like the worst and best of male cultural stereotypes. Do they "look" like tomboys? Some do. But even then I have nothing in common with the pathetic fetishists, the most egregious and possibly loudest of which circlejerk over 2D girls who only "look" like tomboys and otherwise do not deviate much from the assumed average girl who on top of that unironically fantasize about turning said "tomboy" into a traditional 1950s cooking, breeding and raising servant (read: wife).

Don't believe me? Give a definition for the word tomboy. Then objectively think of all the fictional girls who come to your mind that fit that definition. How many have you never thought of as tomboys?

It's not just the word tomboy that is being systematically destroyed by pathetic fetishists. The word gyaru did not simply refer to physical appearance alone, but a whole subculture. To be a gyaru it's not enough to dress the part, you also have to act the part else you're a poser right? That's how subcultures work. Gals are stereotypically vain, airheaded, trendy, extroverted, socially intelligent, gold diggers, Americaboos and so on. Today? Shy gyaru. Awkward gyaru. Recluse gyaru. Tomboy gyaru. Normal girl gyaru. Otaku gyaru. Of course a character turning out to be different from expectation is funny on the occasion, but when every gyaru is effectively a poser gyaru that's when you start getting mad. Hell, I've seen people start calling characters "gyaru" for simply having a shallow physical resemblance to gals (makeup, dark skin, blonde or pink hair, etc.) which is the very height of this fetish madness.

As the capitalist world crumbles, as escapism rapidly turns into fetishism, as words become nothing more than visual pornographic descriptors, voices like mine will remain to scream and shout at the dying light.
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This got me thinking that I can't think of any shows where the MC has a brother besides Mob.
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/games/ meme thread

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Kanye General

Just Kanye
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Are there any games you play at an increased framerate?

I'm wondering how common it is. I prefer Kirby/Castlevania at this particular framerate. It makes it all snappy like the Ninja Gaiden games.
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Martial arts thread

Comrades let's have a thread for martial arts, combat sports and self defense. Striking, grappling, all styles welcome (except fake ass shit). Let's talk about training, techniques, fights, fighters, etc. Here's a fun fact: One of the many achievements of the soviets was founding their own combat system, sambo, which proved to be extremely effective and is still widely practiced today. Also, Judo orange belt here (AMA if you want)
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Obscure gruella political literature
I'm sure everyone here has Che and Mao's guerilla warfare books downloaded at this point, but I'm curious about similar literature written by people in conflicts that were less famous
The Nepalese civil war, Western Sahara conflict, The Baloch conflict, Sri-Lankan communist insurgency
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one funny thing about Re:Zero is Nagatsuki’s mild lolicon restrained sufficiently by taste or popularity to avoid any Made In Abyss shit manifests as one of the only medieval fantasies I’ve read to humanely represent something like Philippe Aries’ vision of premodern childhood. this vision may have been, in fact (per DeMause), a fantasy, but that makes it all the more interesting to incorporate into the idealized "Middle Ages" of a fantasy novel
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ww2 deep lore

Remake thread
Original thread (only part of it): https://archive.fo/QdkVE

I wanted to collect a list of numerous ww2 events and deep lore that I could find, ranging from known to unknown to full schizophrenic, if you know any obscure events that aren't on the list, feel free to add them here, bonus for non-german lore.
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Anime Music Videos and webms

AMV thread
I know that AMVs aren't as big (or good) as they used to be, but I certainly think they're a lot of fun so lets enjoy the best of it!
https://www.animemusicvideos.org/home/home.php
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Is pic related true? How would you respond to this? If the ones in the bottom panel deserved it, then why didn't the ones in the top panel deserve it?
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Please dump all your guerilla warfare/ resistance/weapon manuals/psyop tactics PDFs you have. Im finally making a collection. If therers already a collection somewhere on the site point me to it. It can be CIA stay behind shit, homemade weapons shiut, vietnam shit,guerilla warfare from brazil whatever is practically useful and can be printed and disseminated among people in a revolutionary situation. things that give you some rudimentary education
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Been reading about how the modern Right has studied and weaponized leftist thinkers like Gramsci, found it super fascinating. But it got me thinking, is there any right-wing or far-right thinker we could utilize the same way? Every major right-wing figure I've attempted to read like Rand, Guenon, Evola etc. turned to be actual straight-up hot garbage. Is there any, and I mean ANY worthwhile right-wing thinker that could be useful to study?
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>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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Post-meme
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Drones and artillery are the best weapons

All other forms of war is gay when you have those two weapons, you don’t even have to move or deploy soldiers and equipment, just stand around and rain missiles and bullets on the target until troops move into seize the targets and you win.
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sussy

Among Us seems to be very popular in Japan, huh.
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Caliber

Thought we should have a caliber discussion since we keep having it in different threads.
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I knew all that data going around was getting sold to many companies but I didn't know it was this easy to acquire it.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/19/opinion/privacy-technology-data.html
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So cool that finally Apple supports our right to repair.
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There's no such thing as a perfect ga…
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Conspiracy data mining

What's your favorite conspiracy theory and to what degree de you believe in it?
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Dragon Ball Super

Who the hell is even the target audience for this cringeworthy shitshow these days? I'm seriously curious.
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Yet another Tesla on fire situation

>Watched a Tesla catch on fire this morning. As soon as it started smoking the electrical system locked trapping the guy inside. Luckily construction workers broke the window so he could escape. Neat feature
https://snopyta.nitter.org/Mjarchie1/status/1527708021903609857

Fanboys in the replies desperately doing damage control.
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Anyone watched this? I just did, and it's honestly depressing.

It explains how Richard Stallman started GNU/FSF/GPL out of his desire to transform society, and how GNU's kernel was encountering technical difficulties, so people swapped it out for a kernel called Linux developed by some Finnish guy, and redistributing the resulting OS as "Linux". So people, not knowing about GNU's existence, marvelled at how the kernel already had such a fleshed-out suite of application software to come with it, because they weren't made aware that it only existed because the GNU project had been intentionally constructing a cohesive operating system for a decade prior. Richard Stallman explains in an interview that the OS is basically GNU, and should not be called "Linux". The interviewers then ask Linus about Stallman's concerns, and he just laughs them off and calls them ridiculous.

The film then goes on to interview the group of people who coined the term "Open Source", and they just blatantly explain that up to that point, everyone had just called it "Free Software", which is what Stallman called it ("Free" meaning "Freedom" for the users). This group of people wanted to sell the idea to Silicon Valley executives for boatloads of cash, after discovering the resulting software was faster and cheaper than the proprietary alternatives, and they couldn't do that without renaming it because "Free Software" sounds like you can't make money off of it, so they coined "Open Source" specifically to be appealing to executives. After this it's a montage of them shilling "Open Source" everywhere, and increasing corporate involvement.

It then shows the first Linux conference, and Linus goes onstage to give a keynote, and then Stallman goes onstage and the FSF is given the "Linus Torvalds award" for their contributions, and he's like "why are you giving me an award named after Torvalds, I started this shit", and starts denouncing everyone for hijacking the movement, and trying to remind everyone of the original social goals and message of the movement, and the people onstage start laughing awkwardly, and as he goes on, this goofy clarinet music starts playing, and people start getting up out of their seats and leaving, and the cameraman pans away from him and towards Linus playing with his children, as though losing interest. The film is clearly trying to make the audience feel as though Stallman is a loon getting up to wacky antics instead of someone with legitimate concerns about the direction of the movement.

The film then immediately cuts off Stallman to show the IPO of VA Linux Systems, and this excited, energizing music starts playing as everyone reacts to how high the stock price is going. Earlier in the film it showed the IPO of Red Hat. These scenes of the IPO's are the emotional focus of the movie; they show its central conflict. Are these people going to change the world? Who the hell cares? Are they going to get filthy rich? HELL YEAH! It even cuts to some fucker on a couch discussing how some people were angered that they were making billions off of the GNU operating system, and arbitrarily giving out stock to some developers and not others, with little regard to actual contributions, and he patronizingly says that the "true hardcore developers" are glad to do it for free, and don't care about the money.

The film then ends with the interviewer asking Torvalds about "his creation" (telling the audience to dismiss Stallman's arguments), and asking how it felt that it created so much economic value™.

All in all it's a documentary of how organic, collaborative, or liberatory social movements get reappropriated by capitalism and used to create even more profit.

Also there's a funny scene where the interviewer suggests to Eric Scott Raymond that Free Software is communist, and he gets super offended and starts ranting about gulags and famines.

It's on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw8K460vx1c
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Wow guy from earlier

I spent some time playing osrs and now that I’m seeing dragon flight I have some request

Don’t add in any form of RNG, I know this is gonna piss off some other wow fans but make the progression straight forward again as the law of causality in progression in games has always been more rewarding for me in games than the law of probability.(probably why I find terraria so much fun years later) If I kill a cow I get meat out of it, if I kill a giant with a club I’ll get his club out of his corpse, if I see a big ass boss with sweet ass loot, me or my squad gets exactly that kind of loot from that very specific boss.

No more azerite shit and grind just make things simple straightforward and challenging in dragon flight just make things difficult and simple to understand
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The SCP Foundation

Hey all, I was curious at to what you guys think about the SCP Foundation shared universe.
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best original compositions for a soundtrack

go
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What is the most autistic genre?
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/tw/ Total War General

Does what it says on the tin.
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/Oekaki/ thread.
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FREE SHIT

They're giving away Borderlands 3 at the Epic Games Store

I don't know even know why they are doing this
There's no special festival this summer
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What side is do you choose in Fallout new Vegas ?

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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Russian Colonization

I sometimes (actually rarely) hear eastern European people mention the colonization of Russia. It is likened to the colonization of central and western Europe towards the rest of the world. I‘m wondering, is that a justified comparison? I know next to nothing about that, so if you can provide any literature that would be great.
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Into Illegalism

Please provide me one illegalism starter pack tyvm.
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Black hole this size, you can just slip right in, spend eternity sliding down warped space-time toward the singularity. No tidal shear to spaghettify you. Let's gooooo!