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 No.4244[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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 No.4811

how the fuck do i zoom in and out in this thing
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 No.4826

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>>4786
added an outline
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 No.4990

>>4811
use mousewheel on desktop or pinch on mobile
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 No.5070

>>4826
looks someone griefed it; I've been patching it since last night
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 No.5547

bump anyone want to do anything?


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 No.1930[Reply]

I need to rewire my brain.
i suffer from anxiety and panic attacks, i am 99% sure that these are the result of "bad" thinking and not a genetic imbalence.

this toxic negative way of thinking has been printed in me since childhood by my nutjob father.

this is probably the most knowledgable chan out there, if i posted this anywhere else Anons would make fun of me
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 No.3467

>>3461
> I think it's really important to surround yourself with people who are supportive and who are on your side
It must be good to have such people at your disposal.
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 No.3491

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>>3457
>disgusting and repulsive
Absolutely true, anon. Hedonism is sometimes one of the most desirable things on Earth. That's why I read the Bible: hedonism seems too much low-effort after reading a couple chapters of the Bible.
>go back to 4cuckchan
First of all, I'm helping YOU commies to revitalize /hobby/, i.e. a DEAD board. Second of all, I'm no echochamber fan.
>>3466
Actually, I never jerked off to heterosexual porn. Exclusively lesbian porn. The thing that helped me for real was sleeping without socks tho.
>>3467
&ltpic related
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 No.3494

>>3491
shut the fuck up disgusting christcuck
you can't even sass good.

nobody asked you to do anything and no one is going to thank you for not touching your peepee or ""revitalize"" a board on a small chan.

Here are some titties (.)(.) that will break your nofap
SIKE those were the mods manboobs
(_)_):::::::::D[i]~[/i][i]~[/i]
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 No.5512

>>3494
no u
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 No.5515

>>3452
this is unironically not bad advice. instead of lifting you can do cardio, and instead of the bible one can also read theory, pages of revolutionary history, or 19th century novels.


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 No.5393[Reply]

I guess I'm copying the only good thread of /sci/.

Will this Musk dude bring capitalism to Mars? Is it a scam? Is it space imperialism? What should we do about it?

This is also a place where we can discuss about rockets.
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 No.5491

>>5393
This guy is singlehandedly destroying astronomy
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 No.5492

>>5393
I hate that some of my close friends have become Musk worshippers.
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 No.5493

>>5436
This post basically expressed my feelings in extremely vivid detail.
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 No.5504

>>5455
>Musk wants to put out 42,000 eventually, which is twice the number of objects that are already in earth's orbit.
Fucking why though? Do he really want our future to be like Wal-E where the orbital space is filled with a cloud of trash? That’s disgustingly unnecessary.
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 No.5505

>>5504
Because capitalism and its cancerous effect on transhumanist development.


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 No.856[Reply]

Post your scribbles, doodles, chicken scratches, sketches etc. here. Let's make some art. I'll start with some things that I made quite a while back but never really got around to finishing.
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 No.956

>>871if you want to easily start doodling, start with flowers2D, most simple formsflowers have curves, long lines, details you can addno need to read books on how to draw, you can just do itand remember, the rubber is your friend
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 No.5245

>>871
>>872
Learn perspective and construction before you try to invent things from imagination. Check out draw a box
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 No.5246

>>5245
Also use reference but dont trace
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 No.5249

>>5245
>>5246
Why the fuck did you bump this thread when
A) its been dead for over a year
B) there is a current and active drawing thread.
Do a fucking flip, faggot.
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 No.5252

>>5249
sorry i am the big dumb.


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 No.4189[Reply]

Saw this cool video of a rapier vs a longsword. It looks like the rapier was a better weapon. So much more range and speed.
https://youtu.be/6r7VWIQCHvM
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 No.4268

>>4267
Is that motherfuckind David "I cannot stop sucking Thibault's langmesser shaped dick" Rawlings?
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 No.4460

I don't get it when people say "real sword fighting wouldn't look good". I don't think anyone's advocating for 100% realism. I'm sure boxing in movies and irl look different too. Perhaps it's different for the uninformed, but historical swordplay looks better every way. Hell, some exchanges in sparring can be as theatrical as cinema all while being technically sound.

Since exaggerating or slowing bladework even with good technique for safety and the viewers' benefit is already a given, the next best aim would be to give "masters" or "experts" good and distinct forms when moving and fighting. Body language is part of acting, no?

Have a gander at Robert and his opponents:
https://youtu.be/ju0t2z0p-c4
https://youtu.be/T2LkXMhhKSY
https://youtu.be/eDpANnct46U

And if you want fancy shit, the masters have it too: https://youtu.be/0dnGNJvoNeQ

Or you can be fancy in a sensible way:
https://youtu.be/oQ88cuzsyqE
https://youtu.be/WDoYXHdNbTU
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 No.4461

>>4189
Rapiers are almost useless against fully armoured opponents whereas with a sword you can halfsword against an fully armoured opponent hence rapiers only became popular after the the introduction of firearms caused the decline of full plate armour


>>4460
Hollywood is actually not interested in History, but only a semblance of Historical accurary hence why there are so many inaccuracies in films. They just dont give a f*ck



Heres an anecdote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJFFLvwNLlM
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 No.4873

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>>4189
Reposting some contributions
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 No.5136

>>4461
>Rapiers are almost useless against fully armoured opponents
Most opponents do not have full plate armor with chainmail underarmor. Even then, a rapier has the precision to strike through something like a visor hole.


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 No.4997[Reply]

ITT we help each other and guide each other on how to conduct a succesful youtube channel and to spread the word of /leftypol/ through breadtube.
Theory is now transmitted through youtube let's plays.
To make a youtube channel, you need:
>An editing software and editing skills.
>Knowledge on how to make thumbnails using photoshop (?).
>Knowdlege about how to make a script to your videos, how to mantain them interesting for the audience.
>Knowdledge to evade youtube's desmonetizations, as it has been proven that they also affect how Youtube interacts with the videos, pretty much shadow banning them.
>Knowdledge of the tech market to buy the best microphone for your buck.
>Knowledge to record yourself without looking to out of place.
>Knowledge to read a script with passion, instead of reading a school essay.

Make Leftube Leftypol Again.
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 No.5010

Good idea.
>>5008
It doesn't matter if your content goes viral. Some people just follow whatever's popular. A lot of people seek out niche or less mainstream content. Particularly, there is demand from communists for decent quality content that attracts your attention, and if your video is interesting and engaging, without being to larpy or dogmatic out the gate, then it can be a good way to persuade sympathisers and political fence sitters. If you want some inspiration, prolekult is a really good cinematic quality channel on youtube, I highly recommend them.

What sort of videos are you interested in making?
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 No.5014

Bump, I agree
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 No.5041

>>5008
I've thought about the algorithms thing and I have an idea. This came to me after theory pleeb and pals tried to do a youtube walkout. I'll explain the logic fully so you can poke any holes in my case here. If you want a short version just read the last paragraph for the actual praxis.

Striking as a youtuber doesn't make any sense, because youtube doesn't follow the usual business model of worker making a product and youtube selling it for profit. First of all youtube is not profitable to begin with, so any ad money is just offsetting the loss google takes on the platform. Second of all, political videos tend to get demonetized meaning they are not a source of revenue for youtube that can be withheld by striking. Rather, the relationship between the worker (content creator) and employer (youtube) is very different. When you (small time youtuber) upload content to youtube, youtube actually loses money. This is because it costs them money to host the video files and metadata and stream that to people and they get basically nothing in return for it. What money they do get comes from premium subscriptions and monetized videos, especially the ones from major media companies that put shit like Jimmy Fallon on youtube. That's why the algorithm relentlessly pushes it. Whatever money youtube makes from datamining small-scale users is dwarfed by the cost of streaming all that video. The only reason youtube tolerates this kind of thing and hasn't fully become like hulu/netflix is because they depend on small time viewers to watch the big time videos, and the only reason the viewers are on youtube at all instead of netflix/hulu is because of all the unique user-generated content youtube offers. It's the one thing they have on the competition, so they won't give it up and lose market share, even though the company loses money.

So if the relationship is different and striking is pointless, what could actually be a meaningful way of engaging in direct action against youtube? You have to look at the material situation and work from that. Figure out what gets them money and deny them that. Figure out what costs them money and give them more of that. In a nutshell, upload more videos and DO NOT monetize them. If you want to monetize your videos for you, do it externally through another service. And when people ask why they can't superchat or join throPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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 No.5042

>Audio
Learn how to mix and get a good mic. I can't tell you how many fags I've heard recording their voices full of background noise, buzzing, low volume, clipping, etc. Get audio software (DAW) (Audacity and Mixcraft are good for starters), get some plugins and learn what compressing, limiting and equalizing are.
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 No.5056

>>5042
This holy fuck this

Even the shittest potato quality footage with god aweful lighting can become something good SO LONG AS IT HAS CLEAN AUDIO


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 No.1354[Reply]

I watched a video in support of gratitude journaling which claimed it's one of the best ways to feel more positive about life.

I'm not sure how I feel about the idea, smacks a bit of self help woo woo but at the same time it isn't like it would be that difficult to try out.

Video for anyone curious

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPPPFqsECz0
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 No.4390

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Stunningly enough I only ended up writing like two entries before giving up on it completely. I shoulda known I would never do anything to actually feel better.
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 No.4405

>>4390
yo who is that ugly ape sitting in the car and staring at the handsome king grodd
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 No.4591

>>2254
The earth rotates at like 750 miles an hour. Trying to walk would make freedom come sooner by an insignificant amount.

This post was made by leftcom gang.
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 No.4975

>>1407
> I'm just so angry, and unhappy, and hopeless. I wish things were different than this.
A gratitude journal would be a good start then, I also recommend cognitive-behavioral therapy like the classic book "Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy". The world surely sucks from the leftist pov but why pile all the negativity onto your mind? You can reshape your thinking patterns to focus on the best parts of your life.

For example, recall when you've been generous with your time, skills, material things. You can think about the impact you've produced: no matter how small in the grand scheme of things, it means something to the people you helped.

Maybe you can join some mutual aid group to have more opportunities for the good deeds…
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 No.4981

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>>4975
Yeah… I guess… It's fucking hard being a leftist in this day and age let alone being a doomer leftist with no job.

I don't feel like anything I've contributed to the world really matters, because of course it doesn't - nobody is going to give me a decent life cause of it so what did anything I did really mean? If I can't live then what point is there in trying to do good deeds or improve things for anyone else? I think I'm quite a caring and good natured person on the whole but it rubs me the wrong way to think about bothering to do something for others when I need help and it doesn't come.

Why should I stick my neck out when nobody will do it for me? And why should I even try get a job or whatever when I feel so certain it won't make a difference?

I just want someone to help me and pull me out of this because I can't do it on my own. And it doesn't matter if 'but you have to, nobody else can fix your life', etc etc, I can't! Don't they understand that? Doesn't anybody care? What if I can't pull myself up and fix it, what then?


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 No.4473[Reply]

I don’t know is that a good idea to post this on that board, but I will try…

For some time I thought about the rightness to renounce certain forms of consumption as part of the fight against capitalism. I am able to understand that there are things that cannot be done without buying as new products, generating profit for private entrepreneurs, and they are needed in today's world. However, in my opinion, a consistent socialist should not feed this monster more than necessary. There is no need to buy an iPhone, coffee at Starbucks or a burger at McDonalds. It is worth mentioning some tips on how to survive in this mess. Every socialist should, in some sense be an ascetic.

- You don't need a smartphone if you have a laptop. A regular cell phone should be enough, today they have an internet browser installed to check basic things. And running applications from android or Ios is possible through PC emulators. Android applications can be downloaded without a Google account here:

-You don't need new clothes. Today's second hand shops have good quality textiles. It is worth mentioning that today's clothes are made of low quality fabrics and fibers that tend to be easily damaged. And the dyes used in them are often harmful to the skin and are poorly primed, which causes the color to wash quickly. It is worth mentioning here that it is good not to wear clothes with visible manufacturer logos. Why should you be an ad as a socialist? It is worth decontaminating them after buying clothes. They can be boiled in a suitable powder or treated with an ozone generator (highly recommended during a pandemic).

- Do you furnish the house? Take a look around the local flea market for old furniture. Often, such furniture is made of pure wood (not woodlike materials), and their presence and condition proves their strength. Be careful only on furniture that may have a bark beetle. Removing it with special chemistry is an additional expense.

- Food. Look for small food stores, these are usually run by the family, or if you live in the countryside you can get along with local farmers running small farms. It is worth having your own garden. The best idea if you live in a city is to grow your own perennial herbs in pots.

- You don't need a car. Today's public transport will take you anywhere you want, cheaper than if you bought fuel every time. However, this issue is very subjective and depends on many other factors.
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 No.4477

>>4476
*desribed
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 No.4515

>>4476
Thankfully we have the scientific method so that personal anecdotes are not needed.
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 No.4944

>>4473
>You don't need a car. Today's public transport will take you anywhere you want, cheaper than if you bought fuel every time. However, this issue is very subjective and depends on many other factors.

Maybe that's true in Yuropooristan, but here in Burgerland you absolutely need a car to get around, unless you live downtown in a large city.
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 No.4950

"open" "source"? real chads pirate that shit
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 No.4953

>>4515
you didn't link any studies……………


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 No.3502[Reply]

>>7994
Funny, I just started watching it with my older brother a few days ago.

I think its view of history is warped, or at least it appears so. The relationship of the characters with their environment and the impact they have thereon seems to suggest that the show supports "great man theory".
Some bloggers have written about that:

Pro:
https://medium.com/@ProjectRob/the-conservative-heart-of-legend-of-the-galactic-heroes-8d3d41d128fa
Con:
https://desperatetimes914496456.wordpress.com/2020/02/21/legend-of-the-galactic-heroes-too-critical-for-its-critics/

I find the notion that it supports GMT more believable; it is shoved in the viewer's face in moments like when Schoenkopf says that he wants to save Yang because "history would be boring without him", which implies that history wouldn't be moving if Yang was dead.
Although it isn't necessarily related, the fact that what appears to be a semi-feudal autocracy had coexisted with a bourgeois democracy for ~150 years is telling - it suggests that governments, economic structures, and culture are alien to the material conditions that exist and the level of technology & science. This is obviously anti-marxist.
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 No.3505

>>3502
of course it supports great man theory, one of the spiels the narrator tells you like 4 times literally says "history is the collection of the actions of great men", that's why the show is named that, the title itself is a play on this.
However the claim that it supports it and it is reactionary are two different ones, the guy in the other article is right. Mainly, in that the show does seem to imply that history as told by the narrator is warped, and that reinhard is not neccesarily a conservative. mostly, it seems the actual ideology of the show is somewhere between liberal and dengeist (a progresive figure that abolishes the aristocracy makes economic reform, and creates a progressive authoritarian regime in a japanese show just reeks of dengeist to me).
What i think would be more interesting to think about is this, if the show implies the narrator is telling you his version, then from that version, what would be the actual story of the world? now that's a real story worthy of being written
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 No.3956

>>3502
I think is great. It's fun to watch something with this kind of clear authorial vision, even if it is wrongheaded. Will warmly recommend the remake also, which looks real crisp and adds a bit of cheese to soften the self-serious nature.

And still a better love story than Twilight, as they say.
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 No.4015

>>3502
>Although it isn't necessarily related, the fact that what appears to be a semi-feudal autocracy had coexisted with a bourgeois democracy for ~150 years is telling

I don't remember much about the show but this could easily be due to the scale of space
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 No.4677

>>3502
Having given it some thought I have to side with the "it's anti GMT"-camp. I think we are underestimating the extent to which this show is self-conscious.

Note for example how the supposedly "brilliant" stratagems that the various characters use to win this or that battle are typically rather banal. You can put this away as lazy writing - the character is brilliant for the purpose of the story, but it is told in stead of shown.

However I started to notice how often, almost every time, there is always some character in the other camp who anticipates what is to come, points it out to the superiors, and is shot down. So clearly we are not dealing with uniquely genius insights. Moreover the outcome of the battles is in almost all cases over-determined by the preceding circumstances. The most obvious case being the invasion of the Empire by the FPA really on - with no clear plan beyond "we'll be greeted as liberators" their defeat was assured before the invasion started, no genius opponents needed. Another case is the noble coalition, which falters more to its own internal tensions and weaknesses (factionalism and ill discipline mostly) than to a particularly genius approach by Reinhardt and company.

The characters who are portrayed as the brilliant great men, then, are so portrayed not because they are shown to be brilliant great men, but because that status is useful for other actors behind them - which is made explicit several times. Yang is initially very useful as a hero to Trunicht, while Reinhardt is the linchpin of the coalition of officers around him, threatening to fracture as soon as he suffers a breakdown for a couple of days. In his case it is Oberstein, arguably the real brains of the operation, who maintains him as figurehead.

History in the show is seen to be made through larger forces that determine the outcome of things, the characters can only be the vessel for larger forces, influencing what is already slated to happen at the margins. Which fits well with Yang - the historian - 's signature move, making the best of a bad situation.
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 No.4754

Maybe the Narrator indulges in GMT but I can't really say the same for the author. He did (albeit very clumsy and barely) mention that Imperials vastly outnumbered the Alliance in men and technology, and also mentioned the Alliance's devastated economy in the constant. Yang was right to suggest a ceasefire or peace treaty as the only way for the Alliance to win the war against the Imperial in the long term.

It is still pretty bullshit how Reinhard can turn around social welfare and the economy of the Empire in just a few years though.

>>4677
>how the supposedly "brilliant" stratagems that the various characters use to win this or that battle are typically rather banal. You can put this away as lazy writing - the character is brilliant for the purpose of the story, but it is told in stead of shown
Tbf most of Yang's tactics and strategies are directly copied from great maneuvers in history. IIRC His last real fight against the Empire before his assassination is literally Hannibal's Battle of Cannae in Space.


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 No.2489[Reply]

4chan /o/tists have been saying the n word too much for my liking, so how about an all things Aut/o/ thread?

I'll start.
As much as I like the dream of Full Automated Gay Space Communism, I still really like my car and the roar of an ICE. I don't really know how to reconcile the two concepts. I just want to vroom br/o/s. ;_;
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 No.4580

>>2504
I think a better analogy is horses, both for the historical phasing out that occurred (and mostly just because horses suck - with ice you're just gonna not be able to get new cars so you'd be stuck with aging classics, which I have absolutely no problem with). And then whenever anyone does go out with their horses they're off racing or going on trails, which I also have absolutely no problem with.

Id also imagine as ice becomes more and more rare people with also stop giving a fuck about noise, safety, and even pollution, although that would probably be very far out.
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 No.4584

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>>4509
Pretty sure Czechoslovakia completes the proof started with the lada niva and uaz 452 that communism and cars go together like bread and butter.

Less industrialized countries will produce simple easy to repair rock solid vehicles much better than capitalism can manage, while more heavily industrialized countries will produce fun rear engine sport coupes that aren't for bourgeois scum, and will also build lots of race tracks and dominate at rallying (the best motorsport).
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 No.4585

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>>2549
Meet NAMI-0290, an attempt from NAMI in USSR, some of the countries top engineers, to build a fully communist rally car (all components designed/built by communists). Early prototypes were very successful, but as it was nearing completion the Soviet Union fell and the project was defunded, and then one of the lead engineers committed suicide and the rest of the team decided it was over and chopped the car into bits to move on.
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 No.4588

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>>4584
Yeah, Škoda wanted to make very high quality cars all the time. The first pic was supposed to be sporty version of peoples car with engine in front rather than back (but with rear-drive). They were supposed to make 100.000 cars. But politburo defunct the project :(

But, there were still small shops like Metalex wich took parts from big factories and created sports cars for rallying, racing etc. The second pic is the car that was developed in 1980s but was released in 1990s. That car used V8 engine of those Tatras >>4509 wich were used as highway patrol and transport of important people. Also last 3rd pic is that V8 engine.

Sometimes I wish the planned economy was a little bit more relaxed. There was always a potential. Now Tatra just makes trucks and isnt even Czech anymore….
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 No.4589

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>>4588
Here is a little bit prettier trim model of that first car (škoda 720).

Also look at this wagon version.
It almost look like western car


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