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 No.2078[Reply]

I'm sick of seeing stereotypical "california lifestyle" shit in concept cars. Here's a few examples:

http://www.diseno-art.com/encyclopedia/concept_cars/honda_extreme.html

http://www.diseno-art.com/encyclopedia/concept_cars/gmc_pad.html

Yes, the examples are a bit dated but the dated nature of them just shows how stupid this all is.

And, as it directly pertains to Leftism: in the 1930s the government created a specific architecture for rural areas, known as National Park Service Rustic. NPSR-national is just a styled blend of everything, but it was adapted by California's government for various uses around the state: in the north CA Park Rustic tends to lean towards clapboard-looking shacks while south of Fremont (a notable place, it's where the first railroads went through to Oakland) they went for plaster-based spanish designs. Both prominently feature the state's colors: white, red and brown. Spanish buildings trended red while Norcal ones trended brown.

Why does this matter to leftists at all? Well in transportation specifically these colors were used to create what is now Caltrain's logo, back when the state government decided to just take over service completely from it's disinterested private operator, Southern Pacific. Notably SP's first class passenger colors were silver and red, and this transition marked an important step in American cultural development as (wait for it) Americans, including stereotypically rural ones that voted for Reagan all six times, voted for the government to provide a service that private industry was unwilling to continue. This was a hard fought victory, while Amtrak had already existed at that point this was a step in forcing the President to not stop Congress from buying Amtrak their own equipment (at the time, Amtrak was still using 30s-era legacy cars given over per the terms of it's creation).

On a similar point, same goes for SF's Muni whose choice of grey/red reflects the growth of Norcal's economy relative to LA's; Muni's old yellow/white paint existed in response to LA's rise and LA is associated with warmer colors. None of this is referenced in automobile concept cars, because car concepts are what companies want people to be and not whPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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 No.2085

Anon I might be stupid but I don’t get it. Interesting post though.
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 No.2086

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>>2085

Here are some more examples of what I'm talking about, from railroad stations around CA. Most were torn down since it's owner, like all companies, has little respect for what they create as it's all in service of profit.

Car companies are the same but their concept designs are more alien and have essentially no relevance to Californians. It doesn't need to be for them to make money, and it's infuriating because they probably could design a "California" automobile in the same way Sacramento built a "California" railroad, so to speak.
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 No.2087

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>>2086

Anyway, compare it to anything found in one of these magazines. Generally speaking, the magazine's commissioned art will be way off base as to the reality most Californians experience. I use railroads as an example since class struggle is more obvious there.

As it pertains to Socal architecture: modern capitalist architecture tends to be far, far less practical than actual Spanish architecture. This is because actual Spanish structures (and high-quality copies, like train stations) were built with plaster, masonry and concrete not timber covered with plaster. As a result actual Spanish designs have to be more conservative, and they have a much hardier look. Conduit has to go on top of walls, not neatly packed within them.

This is extremely evident along SF's Embarcadero where old industrial warehouses remain next to brand new hipster cafes and "tech" spaces.
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 No.2096

>>2087
Hey OP it’s dumb anon here. Thank you for explaining something so interesting. Architecture is way more indicative of things then people’d thing. Cheers g


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 No.2057[Reply]

The official thread for coin tossing, a really popular hobby in the USA at the moment. You can share your tips and tricks to win every-time.
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 No.2060

Math problem: Suppose your coin may be biased, but you don't know the actual probabilities. How do you make coin-tossing fair? Variant: Let's add to this problem the start-orientation bias.
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 No.2061

>>2060
Toss the coin twice with the calls reversed (same start orientation). Repeat if tied.
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 No.2064

>>2060
Look at it, then depending on if it is heads or tails turn it on your arm or not, to make it more fair for the candidate who really tried so hard and made our billionaire friends so happy.
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 No.2069

Another math problem: Suppose the coins are unbiased and that there is no start-orientation bias either. What are the odds that you win six tosses in a row?
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 No.2094

>>2069
With each toss, the number of possible sequences doubles. 2*2*2*2*2*2 = 64. So, there are 64 possible sequences for six coin tosses and in only one of them you win six times. In other words, that you DON'T win six times in a row has a probability between 98 and 99 percent.


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 No.1989[Reply]

Come Bash the fash in Politics and war with us at Advanced Syndicalist Mechanics

https://politicsandwar.com/register/ref=Redarmy
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 No.1990

whats is this like jannifer government 2?
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 No.1991

Yes but there is mechanics for military, economy, and nation building
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 No.2019

bump


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 No.1566[Reply]

What youtubers does leftypol watch?
I personally like codys lab and penguinz0.
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 No.1733

Oneyplays, YMS, SuperMega
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 No.1737

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>>1697
>without eceleb cringe humour
>literally called 'cuck philosophy'
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 No.1763

>Strange brain parts
For a small channel he has really high quality. He covers obscure comics, old indie comics, and the history of some mainstream characters too. If you hate 'capeshit' you still might like his channel because he goes into a lot of hidden 'not traditional super heroes' gems
>Comic tropes
The same as the previous, but more mainstream. It's still into the obscure, forgeten heroes and bad comics.
>Renegade cut
The only out right political one. He his media analysis always come out with interesting leftists takes.
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 No.1767

>>1737
I think they made the tits of Hotaru too big.
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 No.1946



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 No.1869[Reply]

post cute girls holding or reading leftie books
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 No.1873

>>1869
>>>/GET/ out moe-fag


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 No.1776[Reply]

http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/fall_01_20/
Here's the remanents of one
Anybody got a copy?
What other fiction out there is too subversive for us proles to dare read?
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 No.1797

>>1776
The communist manifesto.
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 No.1798

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>>1797
>communist manifesto
>fiction
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 No.1799

>>1776
While not openly banned the Iron Heel and The Abyss are Jack London books purposely omitted from public mention outside of serious biographical works.
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 No.1801

Ecclesiastes
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 No.1802

Venned Denmates >>1634


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 No.1617[Reply]

let's talk about web development.
i have skills in HTML CSS and Javascript as a hobbyst.
i want to change career.
https://careerfoundry.com/
what does /hobby/ think of this course?
relatable?
what are the skills necessary to land a developer job?
what do you guys think of this:
https://techcrunch.com/2016/05/10/please-dont-learn-to-code/ is psychological terrorism?
the market it's full or there are possibilities to be employed even if you don't have a college degree?
what is going on actually in the industry?
everything related to web development.
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 No.1626

If you're an OK web developer, you've read stuff about writing clean code, and are constantly thinking about how you could've made your work cleaner, there is more than enough work.

I know a lot of developers, most of them are mediocre and I wouldn't hire them at my own company. 20% are really bad, 80% are mediocre at best, 20% are good and I would hire them. Of around 50-80 developers that I know, only 1 has a shitty paying job. The rest have jobs that pay pretty good. None have trouble finding jobs.

I've tried scouting for frontend developers, there are none that actually know how to code, 90% of them bullshit their way through jobs and are very very unkowledgable about the craft. I suck at frontend development, and I still know more than they do. There's a shit ton of jobs out there and not enough developers, let alone competent ones.

Finally, to become a good developer, you have to practice a lot. The best practice comes from work. Don't be scared of asking for jobs that don't pay well at first.
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 No.1771

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Instead of buying a course you could try pirating it. if you can't get a VPN try direct downloading. You can find a bunch of sites hosting rapidgator, nitroflare, etc. Just use duck duck go to search 'Rapidgator/nitroflare java tutorial' The best thing to do is install Jdownloader2 and let the downloads play in the background. If you have to buy a premium account use link snappy
>https://www.tutorial-dl.com/?s=html
If you don't want to pirate you can try edx free courses or 'free CS degree' list made online
>https://www.edx.org/learn/html
>https://github.com/ossu/computer-science
Also pic related is a file sharing group I'm in. You can't get invited, but I can post some courses here as mega links
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 No.1786

>>1771
Are any of these courses good?
I feel a lot of them are shit.

Related: does anyone know good resources to learn web development for people who already know how to code?
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 No.1792

>>1626
You own a company? And you're a leftist?
Based classcuck


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 No.24[Reply]

For all things related to the Chapo.https://soundcloud.com/chapo-trap-house/tracks
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 No.1690

>>1689
This but unironically
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 No.1694

I like Virgil, idk if it’s just me
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 No.1699

>>36
Does amber have nudes?
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 No.1719

>>1699
Someone made a cum tribute for her I believe lmao
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 No.1722

I wish I had nudes of Felix.


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 No.1351[Reply]

Hey you! Imagine it's Christmas/Kwanzaa/the Jew thing one year from now and you are sitting at the table with your family and you introduce your girlfriend/boyfriend to them. Let's talk about audio recognition and text-to-speech software, chatbots, and what other functions a robot friend should have. Clock? Vacuum cleaner?

I just want to make clear one thing right at the start: This is not a sexbot thread. Building a sexbot looks like an awesome quest to many, but I realized it's a pointless one because of Anon's Law: Any AI advanced enough to attract me like a human-flesh character wouldn't want to have sex with me anyway.
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 No.1451

Since non-human animals can do the "task" of companionship and people have lower expectations in terms of mental complexity when dealing with animals, a robot pet looks like the more achievable approach for those who want to build a companion robot. People living in cities may prefer a robot pet to an actual animal since there's a lack of open spaces. Indoors life means less demanding design requirements: less extreme temperature range than outside, flat ground, no rain. With that established I propose…

opeNeko

Picture a thing looking like a black cat, but a non-furry version with a more geometric shape. The head is a perfect orb with triangle ears and big expressive eye-lights with brows showing a variety of emotions (and also battery status). When the head moves what actually happens is that the eye-lights that are under the orb and shining through it are moving around and the ears are moved by magnets under the surface in tandem with the eyes while the orb is still.

CatControl: A wristwatch with a few extra functions to control the cat… well actually that's just marketing hyperbole. If you could perfectly control the cat-robot, it wouldn't be very cat-like. You can influence where the cat goes by projecting a light, you can also pause or mute the cat. I'm unsure about what else you can do with it, but I'm certain you can't control its facial expressions. The cat knows when you use this. Using cat controls excessively can get a very unhappy reaction.
CatClock: Sitting upright in its docking station and with the wristwatch around its neck, it functions like a clock.
CatClean: Imagine something looking somewhat like a Roomba – and it basically is a Roomba, except the cat pilots it.

I wonder what the tail could be like: Variable length? Attachable to things to drag them behind? Used like a periscope? There are LED sticks out there that can spell out a message while the stick swings back and forth, hmmm…
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 No.1473

>>1351
What is the consensus here on the Chinese room arguments? Does it have any basis on the difference of sentient AIs and simulation of them? Or the the concept of "being self-aware" a spook in of itself?
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 No.1481

>>1473
Suppose some super-special Startrek-science device could target a random molecule in your body and delete it. Even in your *spooky music* braaaaaaaaaaaaiiiin. One or two molecules, would that make any practical difference for your life? I don't believe it.

Likewise, a room full of people who follow convoluted instructions that in the aggregate amount to an ability to process and answer a question in Chinese can be thought of as a brain of sorts, even if no single person in it is able to understand the conversation. The room and the people within it as a whole have that particular intelligence, one must suffer from bourgie ultra-individualism to not get that. We don't need to think of some hypothetical room, there are many big projects existing in the real world that are only possible due to intelligent group activity. Group intelligence exists and it can be a quite distinct phenomenon from individual intelligence (so that describing that as merely thinking faster doesn't properly describe what happens at the group level, as is obvious to children – though not necessarily to philosophy professors).

Ah, you might say, this is not sufficient as a rebuttal, since the original Chinese-room argument is about a single person following rules without understanding Chinese… But this is false. It just isn't synchronous group work. Somebody designed the things that the person in the room works with in order to answer. To say that the Chinese room (meaning the person and the human-made tools together) can't answer in Chinese in that story would be wrong, it is established in the story that it happens. And to claim in protest against my assertion that the room gets Chinese that this or that element of the Chinese room doesn't understand and so the room can't understand amounts to saying that you can't truly be aware of this or that because not every molecule in your brain is aware of that, or that a rock band can't be the creators of a song because no individual in the band knows how to play each instrument the band plays in the song, etc.
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 No.1482

>>1481
One more paragraph: All what the muh-Chinese-room AI skeptic does is pointing at one screw of the robot, asserts that the screw by itself is pretty stupid (fair enough), and then calls that one screw the robot, and asserts the robot can't be truly intelligent. But just like that, you can point at particles of him and call them stupid. Particle 1 is stupid by itself, particle 2 is stupid by itself, particle 84785798375899748471987498479857 is stupid by itself. Adding zeros together makes zero in sum. You are stupid QED.
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 No.1651

MegaMek is open source and free to download.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hCvGIrWKCk

https://megamek.org/


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 No.1583[Reply]

¿Por qué Ucrania todavía no puede con los pro-rusos 6 años han pasado desde la guerra en Dunbass?
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 No.1584

>>1583
Why Ukraine still can not with the pro-Russians 6 years have passed since the war in Dunbass?


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