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Alternative chans

Post all obscure and underground imageboards in this thread, the chan must be at least half-dead so no archived chans.
>inb4 'hurr durr don't put muh sekrit klub in the limelight'
The population here is low as it is, there's also a large overlap between this chan and others.
I'll start:Dreamch.net
Arisuchan.jp
Uboachan.net
There was this one I faintly remember and I think the theme was either dinosaurs or lizards…
R: 7 / I: 0

Seriously why do MMO RPGs still exist at this point

They’re not profitable
They’re not good no none of them are fun at all especially not in comparison to single player coop games
And they’re also outdated mechanically and literally considering how old the genre is


Outside of how fucking retarded companies like nexon, blizzard, Amazon, and BioWare are there’s legitimate reasons for why this genre seriously should’ve went the way of club penguin at this point and it’s that MMOs have stayed functionally the same since EverQuest 2 was a thing. I mean the closest thing you have to a “modern” level example of these games is new world because it has collisions and basic as shit combat mechanics you’d see in action games from over a decade ago, rather than the lazily shoehorned tab target spam keys to win nonsense you’d have fun with on your dads shitty probably broken janky as shit pc you’d use in your kid years and those aspects of that game are still badly implemented and complained about to this day


There’s no fucking hope for these games even the technically popular MMOs like WoW and ff14 struggle to maintain server counts that aren’t community servers(or the fact that some of their servers are shutting down completely) and any attempt at a revolutionary change that’ll bring what’s seen everywhere else in gaming to the mmo seen in Asian countries is laughably bad or insidiously implemented with layers and layers of microtransactions like BDO. I don’t get why there’s still whales for these trash games when there’s so much else to play you could be having fun with that don’t require an entire communities worth of people to pair up with(ignoring how most people that played these games have already moved on to other aspects of their lives)


I don’t understand this at all at how long they’ve lives
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Is there a chance it will be good?
R: 2 / I: 0

三体问题 2012

我刚刚开始阅读这个系列。从非西方的角度看一些文学真是太好了!


啊,愚蠢的洪水检测!
R: 1 / I: 1

Esperanto

Ĉu iu ajn tie ĉi parolas la internacian lingvon?
R: 6 / I: 3

Сириллиш

Ђо Сириллиш ис дигитални ин ћа бигиннинг, онс ју гет ћа ханг оф ит, ит бекомс реалли ииси
R: 8 / I: 1
بما ان الناس هنا لا يمكنهم المشاركة في محادثات الا مع مجموعة فرعية صغيرة فقط من المتصفحين الاخرين كليين ، أتوقع ان المناقشات في هذه البورد ستكون متقطعة وبطيئة للغاية.
R: 0 / I: 0

Snap point turning

I was goofing off with oblivion ds2 Skyrim and some other older games and after watching maulers video on ds2 as a game I realized snap point turning a bug that existed was ds2 was actually extremely common to find in a shitload of older games in general including gta. Snap pointturning to someone unfamiliar with this concept is the instance where a 3d game has restricted areas a character can actually turn in relative to the cameras angle ingame that ultimately make moving that character visibly infuriating to pull off and janky

What I want to understand is why this particular bug even exists or why it ever did considering how easy something like this should be to fix or work around
R: 500 / I: 131

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.
R: 0 / I: 0

Books on worker strikes

What are the best books that give a historical look of how worker strikes are organized?
I need some directions and strategies to possibly organize my colleagues.
R: 2 / I: 1

/warung62/

Tester pembuatan thread yaa, dari tadi gak bisa terus soalnya
R: 1 / I: 1

/leftypol/ Fighting Game

Expanding on this idea
>>15974
>>25395

Post ideas for characters, moves, stages, mechanics, etc for a fighting game starring political ideology catgirls or other characters from /leftypol/ lore.
R: 4 / I: 3

Italiano

filo italiano per gli italofoni di tutto il mondo.
R: 1 / I: 0
¿/🃏/ = (*+😺) ✅?
😺 ≠ 🇬🇧.
R: 2 / I: 0
IGPAY ATINLAY ELCAYS
ISERAY
R: 10 / I: 0 (sticky)

Welcome to /roulette/!

Welcome to /roulette/, leftypol's roulette board! This board will be used for testing out new board ideas. The guidelines are as follows:

- The countdown will begin as soon as the board is added to the announcement bar and will last for one month.
- After a month, if the board has garnered enough posts on that month's topic, it will be made into a new board (barring any legitimate objections by the moderation team) and the threads will be moved there. Off-topic and spam posts will not count. Board ideas that do not meet this requirement will be shelved, with the possibility of being revisited later.
- New board ideas can be suggested in the /meta/ thread for /roulette/.

This month's board topic is: /babel/ - Languages, creoles and dialects
­Last month's board topic /spoox/ - Paranormal, horror and the occult.

Rules:
- /babel/ is a board for discussing anything without English!
- You can discuss anything but English is prohibited.
- Brief comments can be made in English as long as it is spoilered
- General rules of the site apply, see : https://leftypol.org/rules.html
R: 7 / I: 1

Espanol

Como estas amigos? Ustedes pueden leer espanol, o estan aprendiendo?
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Denpa music thread

Denpa(電波) is a Japanese subculture characterized by bizarre and eerie themes. It originally began as a derogative term for mentally deranged behavior, but over the 1990s was adapted by otaku into their culture. In part, through artistic expression within manga, anime and visual novels, and also separately as a genre of cute and quirky music.

More information:
http://denpa.omaera.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denpa_song

Denpa blogs:
https://denpanosekai.blogspot.com/
https://denpapentateuch.blogspot.com/

Music downloads:
https://gist.github.com/dnpcllctns/9424fcc4c80429253d3194251b4a15ed
https://gist.github.com/dnpcllctns/f79394cd283ee30834ee6e4bb484b502
http://www.mediafire.com/RapeTheLolis
http://www.mediafire.com/denpasong

Denpa song bot:
http://twitter.com/dempa_bot
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Physicists using Python

Why do physicists use Python so much and prefer it to most other languages? Is there something special about Python in physics/biology/science in general that makes it better for scientists?
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What do programmers actually do at their jobs?
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Drop those PDF's or else
R: 17 / I: 2

Rage bait

I don’t get it or wtf is wrong with the people that fall for this shit, I didn’t watch any gameplay or play forspoken, I didn’t watch Velma or care for it, i didn’t watch or play back 4 blood all for the same fucking reasons. I don’t care or want to play them cause I don’t find them interesting but why tf are there so many retards buying these dumbass games or shows whatever they fucking hate and advertising about how much they dislike them, not in the sense that you’d advertise that hate out of passion for the IP I mean literally just buying the fucking thing to bitch and complain about it. Wtf is the point
R: 0 / I: 0

Sverigetråden - /roulette/ upplagan

med plutonium får vi dansken på knä!
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meme templates

post meme templates and objects with transparent backgrounds, etc. for our OC makers to use.
R: 62 / I: 17

/Elder scrolls 6/poll

Where would you like Elder Scrolls 6 to take place and what would you like to see in it ?
R: 5 / I: 4

日本語スレ

さあ、イスラエルを吹き荒れるぞ!
R: 16 / I: 4

Sekiro is one of the only arpgs that got blocking right

The purpose of blocking in most fighting games is to give players a defensive option so they aren’t discouraged from disengaging from conflict for the sake of trying to avoid an attack. In most aroma or just action games in general this basic concept of attacking is often overlooked and what ends up happening is blocking as a mechanic becomes completely useless which results in players running around waiting for bosses or enemies to throw out some basically unpunishable attack first and then decide to do anything after waiting for several seconds for the enemy to finish their trillion hit combo or whatever.

From softwares souls games and square enixs usage of kingdom hearts is notorious for this bs and their games end up becoming the passive garbage ever with the player essentially running away and spamming safe moves until they’re in a position where blocking is useful again and suddenly the games fun

This is probably why people consider sekiro to have good combat due to its parry system that actively rewards not just staying in conflict but also just being really good at defensive play without relying on disengaging and jumping back in only when the enemy throws out something completely stupid. Just something to think about knowing how many more of these games could be so much more fun if this one basic aspect of design was considered and handled with more care
R: 27 / I: 3

Fiction Reading

Hello everyone, I want to make a topic about books, but, ones that are too trashy for /edu/. Talk about books, request books, et cetera.

Well, I'll start off the thread by asking for recommendations for 'optimistic sci-fi' where humans and aliens get along (relatively speaking) and accomplish things. Bonus points if there's first contact involved, extra bonus points if there's interspecies romance. Mee-yow. I've already read a lot of books like this but I can't get enough. Thanks everyone.
R: 6 / I: 9

This Is Serious Mum

Based TISM poster coming through.eurekaEureka
R: 119 / I: 34

/leftytg/

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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/ck/ -- everything cooking related

Onyo edition
R: 11 / I: 0
opinion on Gate? can it be defined as JSDF recruitment propaganda?
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Has anybody else noticed a general uptick in sentiment against tomboy or masculine female characters and vice versa? It seems as if having a muscular or domineering woman in your story gets you a fair amount of backlash.
I don't really want to shit on fem women because well there is plenty of ways to do that well or bad but it seems like just including one will get you called a fag nowadays or even worse.
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Music Search

Music Sauce Thread
Thread for locating sources on music, musicians, composers and other content.
If you can, use Use Shazam or MusicID to locate music by audio.
Also https://www.aha-music.com/identify-songs-music-recognition-online/
Use https://songsear.ch/ for lyrics
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Cramped games like ds2?

The ingame world is 50+ hours of content, the level design is amazing but the world design breaks a level of cohesion and trying to navigate through it without bonfires feel like a maze. I think the shaded woods are a perfect example of this considering the region is technically like what 6-8 zones? But then it’s all sectioned off into room like zones that occasionally break each other by having enemies be visible behind invisible walls the player should be able to move through or just how fucking drastic moving from one major location to another can feel like majulua to the forest of the fallen giants for the first time after walking through a literal fucking dungeon


Any other games that feel like they have way to much ointment to justify how small their maps are like ds2
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Get in the hype train Communism simulator is coming in 3 days. Which will be your starting nation?
R: 2 / I: 0

Any GnR expert here?

Can you run me down on their history, their beef with nirvana and what does this axl rose album name mean exactly?
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Wikipedia Redesign

Wikipedia looks like shit now. The lack of borders makes the page harder to navigate and the floaty sidebar looks janky and irritating in my peripheral vision.
You can still use the old skin though by appending '?useskin=vector' to the url, most conveniently by writing a rule in any redirector addon.

>Wikipedia articles will now have a maximum line width. Research has shown that limiting the width of longform text leads to a more comfortable reading experience, and better retention of the content itself.

https://wikimediafoundation.org/wikipedia-desktop/
This is just terrible web design.

ITT discuss the new wikipedia layout and website skinning in general
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Footwork/Juke/Baltimore club/Jersey Club

This style of dance music has been having a slight resurgence the past few years online and on east coast/midwest US club circuits
>Footwork, also called juke, footwork/juke or Chicago juke, is a genre of electronic music derived from ghetto house with elements of hip hop, first appearing in Chicago in the late 1990s. The music style evolved from the earlier, rapid rhythms of ghetto house, a change pioneered by RP Boo. It may draw from the rapid rhythms and sub-bass frequencies of drum & bass. Tracks also frequently feature heavily syncopated samples from rap, pop and other sources, and are often around 160 bpm.

Compilation of footwork tracks from Lima, Peru: https://matracanetlabel.bandcamp.com/album/lima-footwork
Mexico: https://soundcloud.com/jukemx/sets/traxmex-vol-1
https://soundcloud.com/jukemx/sets/traxmex-vol-2
https://soundcloud.com/tentoesturbo/regent-street-x-lukro-fyah
Japan: https://japanesemutationbootyism.bandcamp.com/album/japanese-juke-footworks-compilation
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Hitman: World of Assassination

Figured we could do with a thread now that Freelancer and the big trilogy rebrand is out. Anyone else playing this? I've sunk an embarrassing amount of hours into it since 2016 and am still discovering new things. It's a very satisfying sandbox to fuck around in.
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Rougelikes

I hate rougelikes. Randomizing the map every playthrough is an awful idea since it entirely removes map design. Enemies are spammed without a thought for their place in the level or even room (or worse, they're always in the same predictable place every time). Every room is completely independent of one another rather than being a cohesive world. This ends up affecting gameplay, progression and also the atmosphere and worldbuilding.

Permadeath is only a good idea in slow paced games where it has actual concequences, so even if it is frustrating it is meaningful. However rougelikes are necessarily fast paced so you don't get bored repeating the same 10 room types over and over again, even if this doesn't work and they are extremely dull anyway. With this fast pace you often die without thinking about why it happened or it being consequential whatsoever, its like dying in a MOBA where you have to wait 5 minutes every time you die. I have way more fun playing DayZ for example since in that game despite losing all your items on death et cetera, it is slow enough paced that you can get immersed in moving through the landscape, and when I die it always feels a lot better than dying in a rougelike.

This would be more acceptable if the gameplay was fun enough to keep me engaged through the re-runs. Dark Souls (especially DS2) manages to keep me engaged through boss runs 10x more than every rougelike out there does for dying at any point. The gameplay just sucks in every game and it always has MMO like legendary epic monster enemies to pad it out, this also destroys the atmosphere which rougelikes have a massive problem maintaining. Even the supposed best of the genre (Hades, Risk of Rain 2, The Binding of Isaac) had me feeling like I was working a desk job. I think the reason comes in two parts, firstly they can't make individual enemies and rooms too punishing since runs would end too quickly, so instead of making the game hard through difficult encounters in 9 times out of 10 they have to increase the difficulty through limited health recovery which sucks in the fast paced rougelike structure. The other reason gameplay sucks is because its all based around rng builds. It's always based around getting the best build and the best boons which is ALWAYS RNG. You can't just play the game, you've got to interact with annoying mechanics you don't want to because the RNG gave you the lung or something. The Binding of Isaac is literally all about making the most epic broken build and the actual gameplay suffers, it isn't fun to fight things normally in that game. Hades is one of the best in presentation but it suffers the same problems as all the others even if it does have much better core gameplay. Just look at the bosses in that game, there's only 4 in the entire game and its not a short title by any stretch, and it can only get away with this by padding the game time out with repeating the same damn rooms over and over again. Honestly now that I think about it they're the same sort of deal as Diablo, where its all a massive grind with no reward except Diablo is way worse since at least in rougelikes the reward is skill.

I think there's a space for rougelikes for the people who love to spend hours doing the same thing but I just wish indie devs especially would focus on hand crafted experiences even if they're much smaller rather than bloated rougelikes.
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Important but forgotten history

What recent historical events are super important to know about or really interesting but the younger generation doesn't? Ideally stuff that isn't just relevant to one small region of the world.
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Pokémon arceus

Let’s say only gamefreaks staff were working on the game and only 15 of their workers were actually animating anything ingame and it took 30 minutes at most to animate a single move ingame for a single animator


That means for the game to have fully unique(and even that’s not entirely necessary) animations for every Pokémon ingame game freaks animation team would only need to spend 9 months actually working normal hours and even then that’s under the worst conditions possible while ignoring the reality that they could just reuse older animations or copy paste them for other Pokémon, or outsourcing like what happened with sword and shield etc. why the fuck then was the game launched in such an unpolished state, you can’t just use the size of the studio as an excuse for this shit they work with other companies and just look at what they managed to pull off over 2 decades ago man
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Catchy folk/ propaganda music.

No boring ass woody Guthrie singing about how sad it to be from Oklahoma while strumming his guitar. I want synthesisers, fast rhythms, weird ass instruments you’ve never heard before. I want shit that would make you want to get up and dance in your local town square with other third world peasants.

Is its leftist? cool. Is its advocating for the genocide of some ethnic minority or the establishment of a global caliphate? I don’t give shit as long as the music is fire.
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Thoughts on Avatar? It's probably the most explicitly anti American movie of the decade and has strong anti imperial and anti capitalist themes.

Will it change anything?
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/chilledm/

Post chill house, dnb, and other electronic mood music.
R: 497 / I: 93

/edu/ checkpoint

Hello comrades. I propose a general thread in an attempt to get the /edu/ ball rolling again. 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.
R: 2 / I: 0

Covers

Post pretty good covers
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SEX music

Post music about sex, or music you can have sex to
R: 0 / I: 0

a pretty good cover

A pretty good cover of "wester" by AFI
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recommendations?

I've only ever dipped my toes into anime, but I'd like to go further. I like fantasy, samurai, cyberpunk, and emotional stuff, and things with nature, shinto spirits, etc. I like:
Weathering With You
Samurai Champloo
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
Vampire Hunter D
Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal
Digimon: Last Evolution Kizuna
Lupin III
Princess Mononoke
R: 155 / I: 91

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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Star Wars /2.0/

New general since last one hit bump limit.

Previous general:
>>2737

I hate SW and stopped after Force Awakens, but Andor brought me back. No Jedi/Sith junk just normal people trying to survive along with attempted humanization of Imperials so the Empire is not as much of a cartoon villain anymore. Highly character driven since there isn't any action until the final episode of each story arc (each arc is roughly 3 episodes) and even then action sequences are very brief. Music also slaps and it's a pretty slow burn so ADHD zoomers probably can't handle it. Also no one has plot armor besides the main character so anyone can die or get screwed over at any moment which is a major step up. This is the direction I was hoping the newer trilogy would go in but Disney completely failed and it's no wonder that Andor managed to do it right, because the writer for Andor admitted that he hates Star Wars too and wanted to write an actual story and not just a big budget vehicle with which to shill merchandise and toys. Andor is like one of those EU novels pre-Disney takeover that got brought to life.
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Hactivist and cyber security researcher finds exposed servers containing the No Fly list

https://maia.crimew.gay/posts/how-to-hack-an-airline/

Also why do so many facilities with sensitive documents seem to never configure their shit properly? Why do they keep getting trusted with said documents? Especially schools and hospitals.
R: 32 / I: 1

ITT: Songs you'd blast while killing the rich

Give me the most horrendous, violent and disgusting music you have. I'll start.
R: 170 / I: 38

Pokemon general

ITT capitalist guilty pleasures

which tier is your favorite teir?
i leik little cup (lvl 5 only)
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/leftybiz/ Leftypol Business General

ITT we discuss business strategy and help other anons escape wage slavery, build a business that subverts capitalism from within, and become ethical petty booj with a lefty perspective in mind.

This is for serious discussion only, keep focused on the topic and don't derail the thread.
R: 161 / I: 46
>Average Sci-Fi Fan
<Average Fantasy Enjoyer
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METAL THREAD

Post any genre good metal songs.
R: 64 / I: 19

Rebuild of Welcome To The NHK

Dumping.
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Draw Alunya

We anons humbly request Alunya artwork from drawfriends
As Alunya art would be for all leftyanons' sake & .org
Especially from new drawfriends
R: 50 / I: 11

Jazz General

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

https://youtu.be/LgaIUqH0w6c
R: 11 / I: 0

contemporary classical thread (1945-present)

get in loser we're circlejerking about one of the most niche subgenres in existence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQXhOctGad4
R: 8 / I: 1
would it be possible to set up a non-spying reverse image search service
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Does anyone know darkweb/deepweb communist guerrilla and insurgency sites?

I've been only have to find a American Maoist Prisoner website if anybody knows such sites please document them. I think all communist insurgency groups must utilise darkweb for propagation of their doctrine.
R: 23 / I: 1

songs for your feels

ITT: Songs that sum up how you are feeling right now.

I'll start with this cuz I've been living on borrowed time for a while
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resource compilation

does /akm/ have its own do/k/ument? I'd like to get my greasy hands on it. post links with information on anything related to building weapons, we'll compile it
R: 7 / I: 0
So what's really going on with this company and Microsoft? I don't wanna here random bullshit, I want to know what the hell are they doing because as far as statistics are concerned Halo Infinite is failing and they're getting future single player development by gutting single player workers. I know that they were on a contractor hiring spree, is that one big reason? But this can't be it because they're letting go even in-house developers. When it comes to business sense how does any of this make any sense? I know that tech companies are laying off tons of people but these skeleton crews can barely manage and it's only hurting their profits or am I wrong?
R: 309 / I: 130

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.
R: 2 / I: 0

Minetest thread

Since joining to my Minecraft server has proven to be quite a headache for a lot of players, I want to propose the board admins to host a server for its free, open-source alternative: Minetest (minetest.net).

The prime upsides of this would be:
- Much less resource consumption on both client and server end due to Minetest using an engine written C++ rather than Java.
- Extremely deep and wide maps compared to Minecraft, with the estimated maximum size being 60000 chunks on every axis. Minetest's terrain generator also creates caves and mountains much larger than any seen in MC even after the Caves & Cliffs update.
- Ease of moddability due to the game's modular nature and a built-in modding API based using the Lua language, as well as automatic mod fetching from the server eliminating the need for players to download mods beforehand. Also, the game does not need to be quit from when editing mod files, just for the world to be reentered.
- No need for third-party plugins for stuff like sethome and logins as this functionality is already built into the base game.

Thoughts?
https://strawpoll.com/polls/NMnQ5BBXBn6
R: 6 / I: 0

well?

Forgive for having a thread based on a 4chan screenshot (bleh) but I would very much like to discuss this topic because matt christman also brought this issue up in one of his vlogs.

soviets and red chinese go full yolo in 1950: what happens?
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lysenko & agriculture

i'm curious to learn about him, how catastrophic was he for soviet agriculture or was he actually not all that bad? i'd appreciate some reading material about this matter too thanks
R: 11 / I: 2
are any of you powerscalers by any chance?

which protagonist from which anime can beat goku?
R: 355 / I: 42

Currently listening

Post what you're currently listening to
R: 4 / I: 1

/Carpentry/ General

ITT we learn each other to build house.

Discuss woodworking, framing, fastening, tools, share pdf's and resources so we can all build a home from scratch with comrades when capitalism collapses.
R: 10 / I: 0

Sad folk songs

Sad folk songs
R: 1 / I: 0
Lil Yachty put out a psychedelic rock album
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/leftyco/

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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AR-15 Meme (?)

Is an AR-15 the best rifle to get if you're looking to arm yourself? I know it's incredibly popular in the US, but I'm not sure how much of that is just people trying to operator larp.

Pros:
- Cheap ammo
- Ample parts
- Easy to use

Cons:
- Complex
- Low powered round
- High-profile sights
R: 12 / I: 3

Books on Political Violence

What are the best books that give a nuance look at the use of in history political violence. I was talking with my friend about the antifa guy who punched Richard Spencer, and he thought it was bad optics because it gave him more sympathy for his ideas. And that got me thinking about the potential bad optics the use of political violence can have. And what situations warrant the use of violence and what situations warrant an alternative method.
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Can we talk about how transhumanism is basically trash?
Like fam, why you wanna improve everything's capabilities? Sounds like market logic to me. Things and especially ppl are fine not being more than they are.
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Bunker musicians: the thread

This thread is dedicated to the people on this site who play instruments for fun or dollars. Talk about your setup, songs you like playing, techniques, performance. Today I'm with my Fender Player Precision tryna figure out some Geddy Lee bass lines.
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Seasonal Anime Thread

Can we get a seasonal anime thread? I really like Bocchi the Rock this season. The comedic timing is on-point and it feels like a lot of care was put into it.
R: 114 / I: 1

Batcave General

Dark sounds. Post Gothic rock, Deathrock, Coldwave, Postpunkleft_communismLeft Communism
R: 5 / I: 1
Fuck star signs, what's your favourite widescreen cinematic aspect ratio
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/ditg/ Dead Internet Theory General

Talk about why every single site except reddit and fbi.gov has been complete and utterly abandoned.

>Interesting things going on

Browsers are all forcing https by default. On the surface this sounds like a good idea but in reality it's part of a larger plan of control.
Website owners are now at the mercy of the cert authorities. Host something they dont like? you cert gets revoked and now your site wont load on 99% of web browsers.
you have been shutdown.

>What is the dead internet theory?

Dead internet is partly caused by a generational problem, zoomers just want to be where they're friends are. it's understandable, we even did the
same back in the 2000s. everyone was on AIM and myspace. The only difference is those platforms actually did allow free speech back then. now the
internet has become more centralized and a handful of big corps run it all. they are in charge of what gets said on their platforms. not you.

>big techs goal

Big tech is fighting a future war. They know the young are the future. It’s about indoctrination. They are building their vision for the future. A dumbed down controlled population.

>What is the purpose of these threads?

To start a community outside of those corporate owned platforms.
To have a place to discuss things without having to self police yourself.
To discuss and share decentralization technologies.

Official IRC chat: #deadinternettheory on Rizon

Webchat link for zoomer cattle: https://kiwiirc.com/nextclient/irc.rizon.net

Chose a nickname and enter #deadinternettheory into the channel box, click start.

Matrix room: https://matrix.to/#/#deadinternettheory:matrix.org
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HoI4 + HoI4 modding thread

By Blood alone waiting room edition.

>RedFlood

I didn't realise they also reworked the Far-Eastern Collapse.
If Kerensky fucks up the Manchu's still take over the West, Republicans run off to Transamur and Vladivostok and then either become one of two different flavours of authdem, Ukrops spawn in the north, but can either be SocDem or Banderites who are now properly set to reactionary.
Harbin proper gets to keep some of the south now, Its either led by Gastev who calms down his autism a bit and becomes PopSoc

Or…
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Atomic sisters

Isn't this lazy? Titties and ass with no face. Will the game have good gameplay and story to compensate?
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I’m looking for books on the history of anarchism in France and the United States.

I’m especially looking for texts on individualist anarchism and anarcho-syndicalism in France/the US, between 1860-1920s.

I know I know, vague.
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https://amp.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/jan/10/australia-lagging-behind-on-ai-learning-tech-for-classrooms-report-suggests
>Australian schools are “flying blind” and lagging globally on the use of artificial technology in classrooms, the author of a report on edtech has argued.
As long as the teacher critiques the text in dialogue with each student individually it's fine and likely more beneficial for each student than a world without automatic text generation however flawed
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Legacy and Arcane

Is there a reason why a person studying and trying to get into the industry shouldn't learn legacy stuff?

Namely is there a potential for a sort of job specialising in it?
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Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai

The highest form of Japanese experimental literature, it is a disruptive, subversive entry into the incestuous world of culture.
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Art Requests

Requests thread.
Provide inspiration and make requests to artists here. Remember that you are not entitled to a delivery.
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Attention all drawfags of /leftypol/.
I need someone to draw me a comic about this greentext for comedic effect. It doesn't need to be elaborate, in fact if it's crude or stick figures it will serve good enough
Once the comid is drawn, I'll edit it, put some TTS voices over it, some background music, and have our first greentext comic/video ever.

The greentext is taken straigh out of the Ukraine thread, regarding feds:
The daily fed grind.
>Be me.
>Work at FBI/CIA/NSA
>Get into my cubicle at the glowy office in Langley.
>Put my vpn on.
>Enter leftypol.
>"Actually russia le bad".
>4 hours pass, gonna go eat some sandwich.
>Come back to cubicle.
>"Actually Ukraine's not nazi but Russia is, look at russia blazzers bald nazi guy".
>4 hours pass.
>End work turn.
>Go back to your house.
>Talk to your kids.
>"Papa, what do you do at work?".
>"Save AMERICA".
>Go to sleep.
>Repeat
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Redraw

How do they do this thing where they take existing anime and "fix it up" for the blu-ray release

I don't understand how animation works, wouldn't it be hard?
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/darknetmarket/ general

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

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

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

>Will I be 100% safe?

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

Tails
Tails is an Linux-based operating system that runs entirely on your RAM and is wiped when PC is powered off. If the cops intercept your item, conduct a controlled delivery and seize your machine, they will not be able to find evidence linking you to the package and you can deny involvement via a lawyer.
You will want to install the Tails operating system to a USB flash drive with at least 8GB of storage. Personally, I'd go for USB 3.0, with at least 16GB storage for persistent volume purposes, or even 128GB or more if you want to store the Monero local node on it. You also need a PC with at least 1GB RAM to run Tails. The bible contains a guide for installing Tails in [b]2.A.2 Installing Tails[/b]. You can download it here:
https://tails.boum.org/install/index.en.html

>Why shouldn't I use Windows?

These types of OS are usually installed on a hard drive where all your data is stored when it is powered off. It would be stupid to store your darknet-related files here (including wallets and wallet passwords), because if the police sieze your machine, they will find everything.

>I have previously conducted deals over Windows. How do I get rid of the evidence?

You should uninstall and delete everything related to darknet markets, including Tor, PGP-related programs and files. The data will still be physically present on your drive, however. If your programs and files were stored on a hard disk drive (HDD), then you can use overwrite software, such as DBAN, that wipes the entire drive, or other software that overwrites only the space marked as deleted. Tails can also wipe the available disk space of any drive.
If your programs and files were stored on a solid-state drive (SSD), you should not use overwrite software as they could damage or even destroy your drive. Securely erasing an SSD is a bit more complicated, you can read more about it here:
https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/223110/how-to-securely-erase-the-free-space-on-an-ssd-in-windows-10

>How do I run Tails?

You can insert the flash drive, restart your PC and enter the BIOS where you can change the OS boot order. Move your USB to the top of the list and exit the BIOS.

Persistent volume
This is the best place to store your darknet-related files, such as PGP private keys, wallet passwords, market private links, and passwords, etc. This is a LUKS-encrypted partition of your Tails USB, so if the cops manage to seize your USB, they won't get much out of it.
The persistent volume is encrypted with a password, so make sure to [b]use a long password that cops can't guess[/b]. Personally, I use one that's 32+ characters, with numbers, symbols, and without any real words. Do not store the persistent volume password digitally, especially on any old hard drive or the cloud, so write it down in a diary or something so you remember it. You should also back up your persistence volume regularly to not lose your files. The bible explains how to create it in [b]2.A.4 Setting up persistence volume[/b]

JavaScript
You must disable JavaScript in Tor every time you boot up Tails. It's a useful scripting language that allows for truly interactive websites, however, it's a major security risk, as it allows websites to run arbitrary code in your browser. Attackers can gather data that could lead to fingerprinting your system.
You can disable JavaScript by setting the security mode to [b]Safest[/b]. This can be done by clicking on the shield icon in the toolbar, or going to Settings > Privacy & Security > Safest. You can also type in [b]about:config[/b] in your address bar and set [b]javascript.enabled[/b] to False.

>What's the risk?

For a more practical example: in 2013, the FBI took over a tor hosting service named Freedom Hosting and inserted a malicious script in the pages of the onion sites hosted on that service. That malicious JavaScript used an exploit to run a payload that called home to a fed-controlled machine that sent the real IP address of the computer that had visited the site as well as a unique identifier for the computer. If a site complains that you have it disabled or asks you to enable it, you should leave immediately. The bible explains the risk of using JavaScript in [b]1.2 Using Reddit with Tor[/b]

Cryptocurrency
Tails comes with Electrum by default, which is a Bitcoin (BTC) wallet. Most markets accept Bitcoin, but for ultimate privacy, you should [b]conduct transactions with Monero[/b] (XMR), as Bitcoin is not private. The benefit of Monero is that you can run your own local node by downloading the entire blockchain (70+ GB) instead of using a remote node. If a remote node is compromised, they can match transactions to your IP address, defeating the purpose of Monero to begin with.

>How is Bitcoin not private?

Bitcoin transactions are traceable and can easily be linked to your ID, so you should tumble your Bitcoin if you don't want to get caught. However, this is not a fool-proof method and can be illegal. The most secure way to spend your Bitcoin anonymously is to first [b]convert your Bitcoin to Monero[/b] through a non-KYC exchange like ShapeShift, MorphToken or Godex, over Tor without using JavaScript. This is known as cross-cryptocurrency tumbling. You can now pay with Monero, or you could convert your Monero back to Bitcoin through another non-KYC exchange like XMR.to, so that the resulting Bitcoin will be completely untraceable to your original Bitcoins since they were purchased with Monero, over Tor without KYC or JavaScript. The bible explains the pros and cons of this method in more detail in [b]3.2 Tumbling[/b]

>What type of Electrum wallet should I use?

Set up a normal wallet. [b]Do not use two-factor authentication[/b]. It requires you to install apps on your smartphone which defeats the purpose of opsec. The bible explains the pros and cons of this method in more detail in [b]3.3 Setting up your wallet[/b]

>Should I use my existing wallets to conduct deals?

If you've ever stored the passwords and mnemonic generation seeds for your wallets on an unencrypted drive, then no. If the police seize your machine and gain access to your wallet, they may be able to prove you sent money to a darknet market. The exception to this is if you are using Monero, as it anonymizes the receiver and sender. Make sure the passwords and mnemonic generation seeds for your wallets are stored in your persistent volume, or written down.
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>Rutracker is down
It's so beyond over piracybros…
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Why are proprietary software allowed to use Github to distribute their malware?
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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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Minecraft /leftypol/ server thread

Since a lot of time has passed since the old thread was made and all the old servers apparently got nuked by the hosting service, I have decided to create a new one on the Aternos account that I have registered back in the Bunkerchan days. Just like the previous one, it runs on one of the newer versions (1.19.2) of the game with a simple custom modpack that contains tech mods like Mekanism and the Thermal series, as well as some that add new elements to the game world as a whole such as Biomes O' Plenty and Aquaculture. Some previous additions like Pam's Harvestcraft and Chisel had to be pruned however due to lack of a 1.19.x version or being too resource extensive.

Instructions on entering the new server:
>Download UltimMC https://nightly.link/UltimMC/Launcher/workflows/main/develop
>Download the modpack https://dataism-x.com/en/9CWhhbQkwZ5DYFS/file
>Extract the UltimMC archive anywhere you like
>Launch UltimMC
>Create an account record in the UltimMC accounts section in top right (no Microsoft account required)
>Install the modpack through Add instance > Import from .zip
>Launch the newly "LeftyCraft" created instance
>Add “leftycraftreborn.aternos.me” into your server list and join the game

To start up the server in case it is down:
>Log into aternos.org with account “leftypoluser” (password: solidarityforever)
>Press the “Start” button
>Wait until the server status bar becomes green and says "Online"
>???
>PROFIT