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WebP zero day exploit lol
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Stallman has cancer

Is the FSF going to die with him? That's sad to think about.
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/CINEMATIC/ general

Post game animations, both official and fan made
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PDF / EPUB Dump Thread

Drop those PDF's or else
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Post in this thread every time you come to this board. Post music you like here, whatever it may be.
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Permaculture v2

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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F-35 Hate Thread - All My Homies Hate the F-35

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.
Such as but not limited to
- Current aircraft software is inadequate for even basic pilot training.
- Ejection seat may fail, causing pilot fatality. Lacking safety measures for automatic pilot release.
- Several pilot-vehicle interface issues, including lack of feedback on touchscreen controls.
- The radar performs poorly, or not at all.
- Engine replacement takes an average of 52 hours, instead of the two hours specified.
- Maintenance tools do not work.
- It has inferior maneuverability and aerodynamics to the planes it is meant to succeed the F-16 and the F-18
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How would music sampling work under socialism, given that intellectual property laws wouldn't exist?
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Sonic the Hedgehog

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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Meme Thread

Meme thread for /AK/
Post memes, stories, funny shit and /k/ screencaps.
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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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/jp/ , Otaku and weeb thread.

This thread is to talk about things on Japanese culture, and the good and bad of it
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The complexity of building a new web browser from scratch

It wasn't supposed to be like this.
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Hip Hop General

Hip hop of any genre
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Furry General 2.0

I love you guys lol
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Post music to cry to.
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Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

Any fans? Anyone still playing? Thoughts on the setting?
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>In the fall of 2020, gig workers in Venezuela posted a series of images to online forums where they gathered to talk shop. The photos were mundane, if sometimes intimate, household scenes captured from low angles—including some you really wouldn’t want shared on the Internet.
>In one particularly revealing shot, a young woman in a lavender T-shirt sits on the toilet, her shorts pulled down to mid-thigh.
>The images were not taken by a person, but by development versions of iRobot’s Roomba J7 series robot vacuum. They were then sent to Scale AI, a startup that contracts workers around the world to label audio, photo, and video data used to train artificial intelligence.

I wanted a robot vacuum but now I'm not so sure.
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Disco Elysium(spoilers)

I just beat this game, I remember seeing another discussion thread about this game but I can't find it, but I want to talk about the game, full spoilers.
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shonen manga has never again reached the peak that Sgt Frog did but thats ok there always needs to be the standard that everything else is compared against
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>rely on this every day
>literally ctrl+v an image in
>it crops out the focused object with 90% accuracy
>saves me from having to crop stuff by hand
>can just right click -> copy image when I'm done
>paste it directly into GIMP
>it was perfect

<they "update it"

<it goes way slower now by giving you a stupid animation
<they wrap the actual image file in some javashit so you can't actually right click and copy the image anymore (artificial scarcity moment)
<try to inspect in browser console
<the url is a fucking blob link now
<they harass you to make an account
<you need to click the big blue download button for retards

this is like the 7th website I use that has become victim to the javashit enshittification process. I would say kill all web developers but I know it's really porky responsible for this, trying to desperately grasp onto private property by arbitrarily putting digital "commodities" that have almost 0 Socially Necessary Labor Time required to create behind paywalls and javashit. But web devs could simply refuse to implement these shitty features, but they have petit booj brain and are too handsomely paid to form a union, let alone refuse to implement porky's designs.
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someone please suggest more songs and singers like this one

singer:benee from new zealand
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Fashion thread: the third

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

Previous thread: >>25977
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Is Attack on Titan fash?
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draw you

draw yourself
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Hayao Miyazaki / Ghibli

Do you have anything to say about this man?
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Artists are so mad about "AI art" that they're going to go after boorus now.
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i was looking up info about the hiyama saya incident and it's easy to shit on "virgins" and "incels" but why would you be surprised that fans react badly when you have an industry that specifically targets mentally unhealthy men? this word is great because that's what it is
when you have these kind of parasocial relationships there are three actors: the "idol", the fans and the businesses that create this environment to profit from it. the first two are aware this is not healthy; to my eyes they're both victims & perpetrators
but the latter, the businesses, are the only ones who aren't victims cause they will always find a way to profit from everything; preying on lonely men and attention-seeking women (both unhealthy groups) is profitable and they will keep this cycle going
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Visual Novels Thread - So...I found this

It is time for us to start the counter-attack, this cannot go on
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Yet another movement study

I’ve been coding some more in vscode and learned a few important things about coding player movement for really any 3d game. I then went to test and compare results to both movement shooters like ultrakill, apex and titanfall and with games with generally pretty good movement overall but aren’t as free like mw2022, insurgency sandstorm and the latest version of arma 3

It’s hard and complicated, and should be treated with a lot of care. Generally the players overall speed should never, under any conditions be set to a specific value. What do I mean? It’s simple, just make sure the players net velocity is always open to change and isn’t locked into a set speed under any given moment(unless they’re attacking or preforming an interaction that’s a little tricker to handle) since it gives the player the inertia they need to quickly transition into other forms of movement or interaction they wouldn’t be able to preform if it was locked completely on frame one. Why locking in movement causes this is because of startup frames, if your speed ever gets locked in to a set value then every time you try to preform any other action you have to wait for the startup frame duration to end before you have the speed to preform any other action. For example transitioning rapidly between ADS while sprinting. From what I could gather if the player quickly decelerates but doesn’t lock immediately into their aiming speed they have the momentum to cancel out of that speed and go back into a full sprint without stopping. If there speed and movement were locked frames they would aim but they’d have to wait slightly longer for the end lag of the ADS animation to start and then finish before they can move at a faster speed again. There’s many more interactions that handle way better with a little acceleration like this and it’s part of why it’s important to allow some level of inertia for the players character available at all times, helps make movement feel faster even in games that don’t have necessarily strong movement in comparison to others.
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The Grateful Dead

Why do boomers revere this guy as if he was the third coming of Jesus Christ?
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Currently listening

Post what you're currently listening to
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/punk/ general

ITT we talk about anything related to punk, hardcore, and any subgenres of punk and hardcore.
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Tabletop Games / Traditional Games
Wargames, Roleplaying Games, Board Games, Card Games, Drinking Games, and so on and so on.
What are you playing/running/home-brewing? What do you have to recommend or criticize?
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meme templates

post meme templates and objects with transparent backgrounds, etc. for our OC makers to use.
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/edu/ checkpoint

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.


Reality has a Marxist bias
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Baldur's Gate 3 Thread

Is it any good? I haven't played it myself
Also do I have to play the previous games to understand what's going on?
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Welcome to /leftymu/ sticky (WIP)

Discuss what info, links, resources, etc. to add on this sticky as well as drop ideas and suggestions to the /leftymu/ board at large

Matrix room: https://matrix.to/#/#leftymusic:matrix.org
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Reading Group List

A list of reading groups and their schedules that have chosen to advertise themselves here. Take a minute to check them out. If you would like to promote your reading group, feel free to leave a comment telling people where they can go.

>>5912 /read/

>>6162 Continental Floppa
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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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What are your drugs anons?

Acid is something I could do everyday but I need to get more.

Sometimes drugs:
Mescaline is cool, but it spanks you hard. I dunno if I could be on a mescaline high everyday and be functional.
Spanks you way harder than mesc but I'm a weirdo who likes Salvia for some reason. It freaks you out, but I really owe my spiritual growth first and foremost to Salvia I think after weed. It really shocks you out of your default mindset.

No more drugs:
>stims, dextroamphetamine, methamphetamine, methylphenidate
I was prescribed high doses of that shit at an early age. So many of my most traumatic experiences in life were on stims. Don't think I want to fuck with them again, although sometimes I feel like I could use that boost. I just now how crazy they make you.

Tried it once. Can't say I remember it doing anything. Maybe it was bad MDMA or I didn't do enough.
I was prescribed Hydrocodone once and I remember getting a eupohoric high and feeling like everything was right with the world. Don't know if I want to really get into them seeing all the opiate junkies and how it effects them. Definitely don't want to shoot anything into my veins and collapse them and all that. I'd maybe smoke it or do it orally.

Want to try:
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Suzerain General - Uphold Sollism edition

Without Colonel Soll, there would be no New Sordland!
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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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Is crypto finally dying? From this crash

Are the prices gonna go back to normal after the middle aged mid-life crises geeks sell their stuff

I can't wait
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post jah chune

post jah chune n dat fam
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Post all bluegrass, country, western, southern rock and country rock.
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/shebang/ - scripting general

Post shell scripts and other small utility programs.

>Why should you write shell programs?

They allow you to do menial tasks in a matter of seconds or add quick fixes to special purpose text data formats (subtitle timing).
Most of my scripts handle filenames, to help with sorting my data collection. I already do most file operations in a terminal, so these were easy to automate.

I just wrote a downloader for a set of wordpress-based manga viewers dependent on readm.org, specifically daomanga.com:
wget -O- $1 | fgrep '"images":' test.html | cut -d ']' -f 1 | cut -d '[' -f 3|tr , '
' | tr -d '\' | xargs wget

The first wget is needed to cope with redirections. Notice the lack of sed or any regular expressions.

My notes are written in a dialect of org markup. This script processes it into troff with ms macros. Normally it only generates line breaks, headings and the titlepage while leaving anything else intact, particularly eqn characters.
When it finds a semicolon, it applies some formatting to the rest of the line. I never use it though.
#!/usr/bin/awk -f


/^$/ {
    print ".sp"; do getline; while($0 == "");

/^*/ {
    i=index($0, " ");
    if(i != 0) {
	print ".NH " i-1; print substr($0, i+1); print ".LP";

/^#\+/ {
    i=index($0, " ");
    switch(substr($0, 3, i - 3)) {
    case "TITLE:":
	print ".TL"; print substr($0, i);
    case "AUTHOR:":
	print ".AU"; print substr($0, i); print ".AB no";
	print ".AE"; print ".LP";

/;/ {
    i=(i=index($0, ";") + index(substr($0, i), " "));
    split(substr($0, i-1), s, " "); # r=0, ul=1, bl=2
    printf("%s", substr($0, 0, i-2)); d=0;
    for(i in s) {
	f=""; g=""; w=s[i];
	switch(substr(w, 0, 1)) {
	case "*":
	    if(a[d] == 2) {
		if(--d == 0) f="\\fR";
		else if(a[d] == 1) f="\\fI";
	    else {
		f="\\fB"; a[++d] = 2;
	    w=substr(w, 2);
	case "/":
	    if(a[d] == 1) {
		if(--d == 0) f="\\fR";
		else if(a[d] == 2) f="\\fB";
	    else {
		f="\\fI"; a[++d] = 1;
	    w=substr(w, 2);
	switch(substr(w, length(w))) {
	case "*":
	    if(a[d] == 2) {
		if(--d == 0) g="\\fR";
		else if(a[d] = 1) g="\\fI";
	    else {
		g="\\fB"; a[++d] = 2;
	    w=substr(w, 0, length(w)-1);
	case "/":
	    if(a[d] == 1) {
		if(--d == 0) g="\\fR";
		else if(a[d] == 2) g="\\fB";
	    else {
		g="\\fI"; a[++d] = 1;
	    w=substr(w, 0, length(w)-1);
	printf(" %s%s%s", f, w, g);
    print "";

/./ {print}

The structure looks a bit messy but the program works reliably.

I also don't see many people using ed in their scripts. This is an example, that changes cuesheet filenames and works with any number of files:
file=$1; shift
printf '/^FILE/c\nFILE "%s" WAVE\n.\nw\n' "$@" | ed $file
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Jazz General

Time to share some of that most sophisticated music, you know what it is.

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Schizo guns

post guns that combine aspects of old and new technology. picrel is mine
>1926 Husqvarna side-by-side with a 3D printed Picatinny rail and a red dot mounted on top
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/swoletariat/ thread

Ask your lifting related questions here.

Beginner's Health and Fitness Guide, aka "the /fit/ sticky"

Previous thread: >>15840
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What would a dialectical materialist programming language look like?
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House of the Dragon (HotD) Thread

Post general thoughts, comments and marxist or any analysis on the show.

Ep 1 and 2 is out, Ep 3 comes out today.

Never seen GoT and enjoying the show so far, decent political intrigue so far.
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Maybe one day we won't be able to use elevators without a smartphone.
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This is a red-blooded Soviet mech. Say something nice about it!
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Tank Warfare

Since tank warfare is a hot topic right now I'll drop some good tank vids.

First vid is a long one covering American tanker school.
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Writing and Fanfiction General

Thread for those who like to read and write including fanfiction. Share drafts, look for beta-readers, ask for writing advice, give recommendations and do all that other cool jazz. Just remember to not bully anyone else no matter how shit their taste might be.
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Traditional Roguelikes /games/

A thread for traditional roguelikes.

Many of these games are free.

Traditional Roguelikes:
DCSS (Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup)
ADOM (Ancient Domains of Mystery)
TOME (Tales of Maj'Eyal)
CoQ (Caves of Qud)
CDDA (Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead)
Dwarf Fortress (Adventure Mode)
Infra Arcana (HP Lovecraft inspired roguelike)
TGGW (The Ground Gives Way)

Lazy Newb Pack for Dwarf Fortress:
I recommend using the Mayday tileset.








Infra Arcana (HP Lovecraft inspired roguelike):

TGGW (The Ground Gives Way):


Starters / Beginners Recommendations:
+ Brogue

Brogue & Dungeon Crawler Stone Soup & TGGW & DOOM RL are recommended for beginners.

Intermediate would be ADOM and CDDA. (But they're okay for beginners also).

Caves of Qud and Cogmind aren't free.

& for CDDA, in the options menu, you can go to Graphics and change tilesets. I recommend Chibi UltiCa or MSXotto.

BONUS: Since many of these you can add a name (except Brogue). Make a character named Alunya / Rodina / NKVD chan or Stirner or Grace or Political Ideology Catgirls or Porky & tell us their story.
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I am thinking of doing a video project based around news and history from a leftist slant in the format of 'shorts', as seen on tiktok and on youtube. Can anyone recommend what the best direction is in regards to the best Text-to-Voice softwares and projects out there in terms of narration?
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Art trade thread

First time on /leftypol/ Edition
I like drawing on occasion, mainly my OC Gabriel (redhead boy with a little femininity) and sometimes Larissa (his deadpan but kind gf)
Anyway this is an art trade thread, so exchange doodles or full-blown drawings, depending on what you're about
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Foot fetish thread - You know what to do

Post them
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Seeing how there’s multiple /co/ related threads on the board. I think we should just put all of them into one general just for clarity’s sake.

Discuss anything related to comics and animations from comic recs, leftist animations to comic writers’ attempts to larp as leftists.

Seriously is there a worse anarchist in the UK than Alan Moore?
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RIP Unity

I don't see how Unity can commit suicide harder then this. So what is the best alternative? Is an open source clone of Unity on the horizon?
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Post em if you got em
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Star Wars Thread /2.0/

Star Wars thread; To discuss, laugh and meme about Star Wars

Don't be a cunt and may the Force be with you

New general since last one hit bump limit.
Previous general:
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/WYOA/: write your own anime thread

post your ideas about epic anime:
>battle shouen stylized seinnen but instead of battles there is science and research related stuff, like conferences, and data gathering
>main character is PhD student at tokyo university researching something very technical and complicated with the objective of curing world hunger or something.
>some ideas for arcs
>MC battling for funding with someone trying to use the money for something fucking useless but profitable
>MC sabotaging people trying to use his work for evil, like building weapons, or kill people directly or indirectly
>MC fights against large corporation trying to sabotage his work, because it cuts their profits
>MC realises his scientific approach was wrong and has to pivot several times, and has to learn new skills (training arcs)
>MC realises his knowledge is incomplete and has to go to a master from another discipline to teach him, he gets taught a moral lesson about the nature of science
>MC's PhD master gets killed by the corporation trying to stop him, so he swears revenge on them, and uses science shit to do so
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Dindu Nuffin

ITT "villains" who did nothing wrong.
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Rail Appreciation Thread

It's that time again. Post trams and trains and other rail vehicles. Both vehicles from AES and c*pitalist countries welcome.I am looking for this one very aesthetic picture of a tram going down a grassy incline. I think it was from Czechoslovakia but not sure.
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Disco Elysium Spoilers

I like how these two characters reflected each other. I like how sad Dros is when he finds out that Rene died and that he'll never have a chance to shoot Rene
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Things that are not anime and manga are also okay, and communist cosplay is even better.
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AI generated images - Gommunist Edition

Post your AI generated image collection. Also by the way the new midjourney v5.1 update has made realistic image making more easier. Good time to be alive for communist aesthetic lovers !
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Post-Apocalyptic Media and Ideology

Going off this >>4480 anon's point about post-apocalyptic films; how does such fiction reproduce capitalist ideology generally?
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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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/tech/ approved Linux distros

I’m installing linux for the first time, what distro should I use? I’m fine with it taking hours to set up, as long as it’s free. I ain’t paying for that shit. I was leaning towards gentoo but what do you guys think?
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question from a Marxist in training who lives in a third world country where the gun laws are so extreme that it is easier to buy a gun from the narcos than to get a car from the gringos who go to the Wallmark and buy 17 AR15s with milk.

First of all, yes, the 17 AR15 is ironic, but it is undeniable that it is easier for you to get firearms, the question is, what is your position on the position of weapons? It is obvious that the weapons are necessary to keep the class enemies back but under the current context? Also about 3d printed weapons, are they an alternative to not participating in the arms market? I await your response because it really is a topic that makes noise in my brain.
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Can I start my theory by just cracking this open, or is there something else I should read first?
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Roosterteeth productions

what do you think about RWBY as an anime
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The sequel to all star brawls failure

I feel like it’s important to recognize how this platform fighter both failed to compete with smash bros, it’s biggest competitor brawlhalla, and managed to go through the same player base loss as Nickelodeon all star brawl.
This game had a lot of problems at launch and still does now. It was never finished at launch, the bugs were obvious and the lack of clear physics seen in smash bros and brawl in the movement made the issue way worse for its accessibility. The game doesn’t have many playable characters and most don’t work at all when played in the same setting as others mechanically or visually.
When you throw that in with the fact that it somehow runs worse than smash, isn’t ported over to the switch and multiple other consoles for the sake of backwards compatibility and accessibility like brawlhalla, had issues with server stability and a disagreeable monetization policy, the game was simultaneously having issues pulling in players, and even more retaining them since plenty just couldn’t play the game at all even if graphically speaking it’s not anything special.

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It’s been that long…

I saw gameplay of gta 5 and found myself confused seeing the player fail to drive safely and use their signals. It was then I remembered that the person was playing a gta title. In the time since gta 5 released I graduated high school, got a license, learned to drive, got 2+ years of experience, and am finding a first job, yet the only game released by rockstar was from over half a decade ago, and that’s just the release schedule of one major game company out of like 5-6 others whom we only got one star field game out of…
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i hang around the end page of boards here to do some archiving. My problem is that i have this ocd-adhd (idk what it is) thing that makes it so that it's impossible to archive thing since everytime i open my own file i always worry (and believe) that i deleted something from said file or edit said file or mess it. is there any software that could help ? a software or something that could prevent me from deleting or messing or editing the file ?
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War on Terror literature recommendations?

I'm aware of a book called My Life with the Taliban that is a memoir of a Taliban fighter who fought the insurgency against the US in the early 2000s, that one seems interesting, I'm imagining there must be some memoirs of American soldiers too right? If you know of any of either Iraq or Afghanistan feel free to give me some suggestions. Something that's like Storm of Steel or similar to that type of war memoir.
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Lord of the Rings / LOTR / The Hobbit / Tolkien’s Legendarium

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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Many seiyuu can sing, dance, act onstage, AND voice act. Meantime American dub VAs can barely voice act.
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I don't get it - ("Orientalism" by Edward W. Said)

I wanna state that I'm from Pakistan and grew up in a community that was very proud of its self, we see ourselves as our ethnic group and everybody else is an outsider
Said just comes as a across as a whiny self hating cunt and applies that whiny cunt nature towards everyone outside Europe, the man knew aboustetly nothing about the middle east, south asia or the muslim world, he was a white radlib(culturally) who had the luck of having ethnic heritage to justify his basis
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what is your favorite genre right now
mine is zoomer adhd fonk
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One Piece is leftist
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ты морячка я моряк

Navy thread
Thread for all naval, maritime, ship & water craft discussion, seas, oceans, lakes, rivers & other bodies of water. Soviet & American shipping alike is welcome, as are civilian vessels. Video & images encouraged. Ekranoplanes & other marine aircraft also count.

Russian / USSR Naval sites: https://flot.com/

US / Western Navy sites (consume with copious amounts of table salt): https://www.naval-technology.com/

P.S. Be civil on this Polynesian raft-roping forum.
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Illegalism thread

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Lets say you start an anarchist commune, and the neighboring capitalist society would attack you with tanks and soldiers, how would you defend your commune?
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Been bingeing a few of these. Most are extremely low effort, and it's overall a bit of a forced subgenre, but some stuff can be genuinely spooky.
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billy woods appreciation

any fans of this guy?

he's the first artist in hip-hop who's writing has gripped me the same way MF DOOM did when i first heard him
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SMT and Turn-Based General

Sorry if this exist already but I didnt see it anywhere and Id like to discuss
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I woyld say this is probably one of the more interesting singleplayer shooters of the last decade. I loved the weapon and firing mode synergies, bosses with complex movesets that require you to utilize the movement techs and various weapon abilities to the max, badass voice acting by Stefan Weyte and Gianni Matragano, style combo system akin to DMC and Bulletstorm and a rather cool low-poly art style combined with detailed textures that really does remind of 90's-early 2000's games. On the bad side, I found level design to be kinda meh most of the time and I am kinda worry what will happen of it all with the recent Unity install fee shitstorm, since of the final act only the first level was finished as of now.
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Leftist anime recommendations

Comrades, we need better anime literacy on this board. I've made this thread to help direct people to good leftist anime. Listen to me or not, but I have watched a lot of anime so these are my serious recommendations. If you watch these shows you will also be broadening your tastes and escaping from seasonal consumerism. I will specifically recommend leftist/revolutionary anime.

>Belladonna of Sadness

This 1971 film has a lot of sexual content, but it is one of the most beautifully drawn anime of all time and is a great audio-visual experience, with varied styles of art over the film. It includes incredibly experimental and interesting shots. Plot wise it tackles the sexual, religious and feudal heirarchy with great visual storytelling. It flips the idea of sexual corruption as bad, and turns satanist hedonism into a revolutionary force which only positively affects the villagers.
Tomino's Gundam is a masterpiece because of how good the characters are. They are astoundingly well developed and feel real due to characterisation present in almost all episodes. Tomino's style of storytelling is obtuse, and the subext is not narrated out like in most anime, which many people really enjoy which is why the show has such a strong fan base. The themes of the original show are extremely well expressed in the last third, and a number of scenes towards the end are absolutely fantastic. As for the leftist analasys, Gundam is anti-fascist, with a possible Trotskyist degenerated worker's state analasys on the antagonist faction, who were originally a revolutionary anti-earth eco-fascist group until they were taken over by a ruling familly. However, their ideology is not wrong as the Earth Federation opresses the space-underclass as well as destroying the planet. There is a lot to unpack here and the evil principality is well humanised despite being clearly in the wrong, except for Char who did nothing wrong. Tomino is known to have some sexist takes, but this isn't really present until the 90s and before that his anime all have strong women.
>Gurren Lagann
It is the ultimate revolutionary anime. The entire show goes about combating conservatism and reactionism in a highly bombastic way, without making them seem evil. Instead, conservatism is just wrong and impossible to maintain. The show is epic, with very strong pathos and emotion in some very memorable scenes. It also wierdly has a bit on establishing a revolutionary government and revisionism.
Its literally about a socialist revolution and anti-imperialism, something which few western media depict even in a sci-fi setting. I have shilled it enough in other threads but this is a must watch for any socialist anime fan and its only 4 episodes so you have no excuse.
>Fang of the Sun Dougram
Its a long anime about a guerilla war against colonialists and their puppet government. The art and animation is awful but some of the characters are legendarily good and the plot is among the best in the medium. I only finished it recently and haven't had a good think about it but I completely recommend his one to people who enjoyed LoGH and Maoists.
>Shin Sekai Yori
This one is interesting. My reading is that the show is about how reformism won't work and how people from the ruling class who oppose the system are transformed into the very upholders of that system, including the parts of it which killed their friends and enslave other humans. It unironically seems third worldist, with only the opressed race being able to rise up in revolution. I would definitely like to discuss this one with others.
>Kill la Kill
Anarchist naturist anime.

Please recommend other anime which are leftist (or not) to add recommendations for other people. I will respond and start discussion.
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AI song covers

This shit's crazy. Post good ones.
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Pre-Columbian general

ITT post information about the history and anthropology of the New World. A lot of new anthropological work has been done in this field in recent decades that has not yet entered public consciousness.
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Chainsaw Man

PV for the adaptation is finally out.
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i don't even know where to post this.

i have ADHD.

i have this thing where there is X-thing that i cannot let my hand touch. if it does than it is "contaminated" (in my head)there for i must wash it or make it clean in my head. other things (household items and door and etc) could be touched by X-thing or my hand when it was "contaminated". and when it does i have to wash that thing or make it clean in my head. because the same rule when i touched x-thing applied.

i have the thing where it makes you forgot what you are doing seconds ago.

i have also "the thing" like above but far worse and akin to having a evil voice in your head gaslighting and lying about you yourself to harm you.

now done with background.
now for the real problem.

i like to do web archive of thread on CBIB's (leftypol and things alike) and also just saving web things in general. no, not in a internet hisorian or lost media or youtuber kind of way, far from it (saving web things in leftypolnco people kind of way). in one of those thread it have a epub file. so i use Calibre to open it. i not only use the "open with calibre opener" option but i also use the "open with calibre" option which creates the problem. using the "open with calibre" option open the main program. not the epub opener, but the main program. because i panick that something will happend with the file threr for making the archive inperfect, i cancel the loading that pop up in the main calibre program. but i took too long for canceling the loading thing because i panicked and overthink and question myself wheter or not i shuld cencel it or not. there for i cancel the download when its in the midle (+10% or something i don't remember).when i open the epub file it is error and i can't open it. yes i already try using the calibre epub opener and program other then calibre, it fail to open to. detour this is how i keep (some) files in my hardrive(:C): have a main loby -> have a sub loby that in this context is for "important things" -> this is where i keep the folder -> for folder(s) -> that eventually lead to the folder that have said problematic archive. now that i already tell how the files organize, return to tour. i eventually had a bright idea to replace the broken epub with a working version. so i copy a working version said broken epub to the sub-loby. then i copy again that epub, this time to replace the broken epub. it worked, i can now open the epub. but another problem float up in my head. i try to fight it but i can't. i now think that the archive that i have fixed is broken, even tho i have just fixed it seconds ago. more than that, and this one is a bigger problem. i now think that the entire sub-loby is "corrupted", imperfect, broken, altered and will spread it's imperfect and broken and altered status to other file and the new sub-loby i want to create if i want to replace the entire sub-loby with a new one. because i put the working epub for fixing the broken epub archive part. but it doesn't matter since i will just think like that wheter i put the working epub in the sub-loby or not. wheter i want to just move the file to the hypothetical new sub-loby or copy it to the hypothetical new sub-loby it is the same, the "muh corruption" thinking will linger and the new sub-loby, wheter it's just moving the files or copy the files, will just be "corrupted" and will spread to any new archive/files i add long after the new sub-loby is created. this "thinking" later spread to everything outside the sub-loby and now i think that the entire loby now is "corrupted". and it later too, also spread to my :D harddrive becoming corrupted to because that's where i save 100+ videos. and soon i will give up because internally screaming and internally being angry hurt my brain and make me sick.
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Batcave General

Dark sounds. Post Gothic rock, Deathrock, Coldwave, Postpunkleft_communismLeft Communism
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The Anarchist Library

ITT: we discuss the Anarchist Library, good texts found on it and ways we can help the library.https://theanarchistlibrary.org/For example, did you know that you can easily edit the texts on the site? It's the pencil icon in the infobox. While reading I take notes of the obvious scanning errors and correct the text when I am finished.
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Which 2hu wud u hug?