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 No.5161[Reply]

Play baseball? Watch baseball? This is the thread!

This thread was created during the 2020 COVID crisis so the MLB isn't playing this year it seems. Hopefully you guys have decent Cuban, Venezuelan, and other games to watch.
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 No.5166

>>5163
And you are even more so

 No.13708

I want to get into watching sports but my parents hate sports and I'm afraid they'll catch me up and say something insulting.

 No.13709

>>13708
>my parents hate sports
How so? Do they hate athletic activity in general? Are they overprotective?

 No.13711

>>13709
Just "dumb sportsball, only morons watch sportball" types plus none of theme exercise and makes excuses to keep eating super processed food.

 No.13712

>>13711
That sounds more like they don't give a fuck, so I wouldn't worry about it.



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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?

 No.5014

Bump, I agree

 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.

 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.

 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



 No.4855[Reply]

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

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

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

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

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

There are for instance many kinds of bananas and mangoes with different flavors and textures but you'll never see them, when all the bananas at the market are literally from a tree that has been cloned millions of times. Check out his channel or google "exotic fruit" if you've never left your home and don't know what I'm talking about.
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>>14237
SHUT UP

anyways to answer this thread honestly after almost a year from migration
the most exotic fruit i ever ate were kiwis and they were just meh
they look beautiful as fuck but their taste isn't really distinctive to me

 No.14248

He’s not a “yuppie” he’s a pretty chill laid back guy.

 No.14249

does a mango count as exotic?

what about breadfruit?

 No.14250

Durians taste like creamy almondy bananas.
Visit your local Asian market and get one! They're delicious and nutritious!

 No.14257

>>14249
what's a breadfruit

>>14250
what's the difference between durian and jackfruit?

is durian the one that got banned from being publicly consumed in some country because it smells weird?



 No.4772[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

I love you guys lol
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 No.14738

>>14737
>satan-kun
it's been dead for a long time yes
this site is lacking in porn
There is a draw thread here though >>2062

 No.14743

What I don't like about furries is how they generally hate sharing "forbidden" content, like commercial works or images that the artists don't want to be reposted. It's the same thing I hate about Japanese artists, and it often leads to specific pieces or even whole galleries disappearing forever.

>>14737
I'm not a furry but I visited fchan last year. Seemed pretty comfy.

>>14738
Nobody requests anything at all, and even if they did, requests are not guaranteed to be fulfilled.

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 No.14766

>>14743
Yeah, it sucks, information wants to be free in my opinion. We used to have e621 for that but they eventually got too cozy with the moneyed side of the fandom and cucked out and now they respect all takedown requests. If you're selling your art that's one thing but it's even more annoying when the artist just decides to wipe their gallery for no good reason (just because they are attention seekers I guess).

 No.18717

>>12531
>lolifag shit



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 No.4660[Reply]

hypothetically we will get rid of rappers and all types of musicians who espouse bourgeois culture
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 No.11140

Can someone edit video related to be about the internet and how american companies ruined the internet?

 No.11325

>>4774
let's not pretend mainstream rap isn't about "rags to riches" opioid brains telling their life story about how they're so "happy" because they went from living in the favela to buying shit like gucci flip flops

 No.11334

>>4735
All Hail Old BO!

 No.11338

>>4660
Imagine complaining about braggadocio rap in 2020; how embarrassing.

 No.11343

>>11338
Cry more sagefag



 No.4652[Reply]

So many fabulous and easily maintained buildings have been demolished because of short-sightedness. We shouldn't be vandals of architecture. We should preserve the Penn stations and the Russian cathedrals of the world, and not just demolish our monuments.

We should rebuild some of them as well. People don't just have utilitarian needs and need a "spiritual" or imaginative side which is opposed to efficiency but which startles you.
https://youtu.be/09gsVlroH3A
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 No.6517

>>6504
So is Senegal an "M-L" country in the same sense that Mozambique and Angola are? (i.e. totally revisionist and authoritarian Capitalists like most African countries anyway)
Being that they're actually willing to do token things like work with Based Koreans.

Anyway, I think the statue is a fine piece of socialist realism, but you shouldn't be building pretty statues when your country suffers from severe underdevelopment and wealth inequality.
Out of 189 indexed countries, Senegal ranks 166 for human development thus putting it in the lowest tier.
IMF colonial horseshit of course keeps them down in many ways, but leadership that builds a nice fucking statue (that I'm sure won't be maintained) over literally anything else is shooting yourself in the foot.

 No.6520

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>>4900
exactly it's not so much that modern architecture or modern construction is shit its more like porky wants to extract as much value as possible with yogurt carton luxury condos and office buildings, that and a lot of rich people just have shitty taste.

>>6504
Despite being very click-bait brutalism the spomenik monuments to commemorate victims of fascism are legit siq. They were mostly locally commissioned from living yugoslavian/baltic artists and I think did a good job in reimagining what a "war monument" looks like but still being relatable and striking.

So many classical/ western culture concern-trolls forget that there are a lot of "classic" structures/ architecture that are just nostalgic fakes - confederate statues, neo-classical architecture, entire "medieval" towns built for the Worlds Fair etc

 No.6522

>>6520
>"medieval" towns built for the Worlds Fair
Got some links to that, sounds interesting!

 No.6543

>>6517
>So is Senegal an "M-L" country in the same sense that Mozambique and Angola are?
No, but the DPRK has good relations with many African countries whether or not those countries are ML since they supported anti-colonialist struggles across Africa. Also Angola and Mozambique are officially socdem since the 90s.

 No.6549

>>6543
Africa has gotten pretty revisionist or even reactionary since the USSR fell, sadly



 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

 No.4515

>>4476
Thankfully we have the scientific method so that personal anecdotes are not needed.

 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.

 No.4950

"open" "source"? real chads pirate that shit

 No.4953

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



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 No.4288[Reply]

is this show leftist?

 No.4297

"Is it leftist" is the wrong question. You should be looking for ways to either criticize it for being bourgeois propaganda or détourning it as commie propaganda.

What show?

 No.4320

>>4288
This is a mexican show right? I have seen that dude in right appear in memes

 No.4324

>>4297
>>4320
El Chavo it was a Mexican TV show. I remember my Grandfather always watching it when I was with it, especially in my younger years but was never intrested in it because it wasn't a cartoon.

 No.4325

>>4288
El Chavo del 8.
Is it leftist? No, but shows in a comedic light the lifes of various families in a housing bloc owned by "Don Barriga" (Mr. Tummy) and the poverty of Chavo, an orphan who, having nowhere to live, lives in a barrel in this bloc.
He is friend with Chilindrina (the daughter of a unemployed and widowed worker, Don Ramon) and Quico (the conceited son of the singlemother owner of a low class restaurant, Doña Florinda-idk how you gringos call menus-). Also there is Teacher Jirafales, who is couting Doña Florinda, La bruja del 61 (a spinster who lives in the 61 apartment who has a crush in Don Ramon), and Ñoño (son of Don Barriga and a little less conceited than Quico, acted by the same actor that plays Don Barriga)
The show was aired in Televisa, a Close (this level of close) tv station to the PRI goverment (who wasn't so leftist) and by some is considered a piece of opium to the masses, and by other leftist a portrayal of a working class neighborhood (with the problems and class strugles in it).
It is pretty fun indeed. IT still airs in my country in the prime TV stations.

 No.4331

No lmao, it isn't leftist. I'd say it doesn't have a lot of politics in it. Fairly neutral, imo.

I used to love it as a child but my family and I haven't watched it in ages, so I haven't been thinking a lot about it and don't have as many fond memories of it anymore. Sometimes thinking about it makes me very sad for some reason (both the show itself and the circumstances around its cast and production). Nowadays I don't know what to think of it. It's definitely not leftist and it was made under a dictatorship, practically. Those were very hard times for Mexican politics. Everybody and their grandma, literally, watched this stuff, so it's obvious that it was used as a way to keep Mexicans distracted through some emotional manipulation (this sitcom got VERY melodramatic in many episodes). And these days slapstick comedy has sort of lost its appeal to me. The cult of nostalgia around this show is also a bit too strong (it's massively popular in all of Latin America but especially in Mexico and perhaps even more in Brazil, where it's known as Chaves).
But I do like El Chapulín Colorado, even though I haven't watched it recently either. Probably because the protagonists aren't kids and the stories aren't sad like in El Chavo.

A bit of trivia. The creator of most of these characters, Roberto Gómez Bolaños "Chespirito" (a corruption of the diminutive form of "Shakespeare") had many other comedy sketches where he played the protagonist. Virtually every single one of them, along with some other characters, had a name that started with Ch: El Chavo, el Chapulín Colorado, Dr. Chapatín, el Chómpiras, el Chanfle, Chaparrón Bonaparte, la Chimoltrufia, la Chilindrina (who was apparently created by the actress that played her, which caused massive drama between her and Chespirito)… I wonder if it has anything to do with him being a Chilango (from Mexico City).



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 No.4275[Reply]

How to become much faster at reading, while also maintaining acceptable comprehension?

I read 240 WPM which is about average. I have so much to read, I won't get through it all if I stay a readlet. Watched some YouTube videos and people are saying many of the speed reading techniques are bullshit. Like extending your peripheral vision to read more words simultaneously in a broad stroke is apparently not possible. Not vocalizing the words you read apparently significantly reduces comprehension. Another technique is to selectively skim some parts you deem to be less important while assuming you will still understand the gist of what has been written when you read the rest, which is kind of a sleazy way of "reading" faster. I literally want to read the entire text FASTER. The fuck do I do here fellow niggas?
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 No.4278

Side strategy; why not try audiobooks at 150% speed while you do chores/vidja/etc?

 No.4279

Speed reading doesn't really exist. What exists is 1. some people read a bit faster than others and 2. skipping words. Number 2 is the thing that makes a "spead reader". Highly redundant writing is good for "spead reading", math papers not so much.
>>4278
Multitasking doesn't really exist, aside from repetitive simple movements. So it's a bad idea to play any game that isn't a dumb grind, but then why play that in the first place? Doing simple chores and exercises while listening is OK.

 No.4283

>>4278
Not everything I read has an audio version, like research papers.

>>4279
Thought as much. Oh well.

 No.4284

I've always wondered if something like this could train people to read faster? I sometimes use it when I want to get the gist of a long article that's difficult to skim.

https://www.spreeder.com/app.php

You can adjust the speed, too.

 No.4287

>>4284
Thanks man! I'll give it a try.



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 No.4811

how the fuck do i zoom in and out in this thing

 No.4826

>>4786
added an outline

 No.4990

>>4811
use mousewheel on desktop or pinch on mobile

 No.5070

>>4826
looks someone griefed it; I've been patching it since last night

 No.5547

bump anyone want to do anything?



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