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Anonymous Comrade 09/25/2020 (Fri) 23:40:42 No. 16535 [Reply] [Last]
What does /hobby/ smoke?
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>>19914 Pipes
>>16535 I smoke when with friends that smoke. Favorite thing to smoke is vaped tobacco. Tastes like vanilla. Cigarettes nowadays taste like metal though :/ I don't know where to get ones that don't taste like utter shit.
>>19922 Have you tried pipe smoking its extremely comfy and you can buy tobacco that tastes like vanilla
>>19914 bongs
>>19923 I have, but not in a long long time. Maybe I should start again.

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MilTech: Soviet Military Technology Anonymous Comrade 01/04/2020 (Sat) 04:07:11 No. 4949 [Reply] [Last]
Haven't seen this thread revived anywhere so I thought I'd bring it back myself ITT: Discussions about stats of Soviet military hardware, tactics etc. Not strictly limited to Soviet stuff despite name.
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>>19907 >antiradiation missiles Which as seen in Yugoslavia can be negated and countered. >have their systems bombed You assume they'll be allowed to. Can't get a firing solution when you can't get in range without being blown out of the sky. >Air-defence networks without interceptor aircraft are no substitute for air superiority Read CIA data on Soviet air defense, the entire reason the USA has to have AWACs, and massive numbers of auxillary aircraft is because even mediocre foes would pulverize their forces without any backup.
>>19911 >Which as seen in Yugoslavia can be negated and countered. Except that they worked well enough. >You assume they'll be allowed to. Can't get a firing solution when you can't get in range without being blown out of the sky. Some bombers will get shot down but some will make it through, and those that make it through will destroy the SAM systems.
If Aircraft carriers are a meme, why is China planning to build at least 6 of them, and basically copying US carrier doctrine down to the trim? Also what does any of this have to do with the worker struggle?
>>19912 >workd well enough <modern HARMS and AWACS facing a broken up air defense made up of decades old SA-6 and SA-3 units and microwave ovens were used 3 ties over compared to a much larger defense network like in Iraq It was a fucking embarrassment. >bomber will get through Debunked decades ago in WW-2. The only way it gets through is through overwhelming numbers, which outside of the USA and USSR no-one really had. The USA also lacked he numbers to pull that tactic on the USSR head-on. That's why airdefenses are stacked and layered. >>19927 Aircraft Carriers are tools of spreading imperial force. China seeks to build them so that its airforce will have greater spread across the globe, counter US imperialism. The USA also lacks decent cruise missile systems that would damage an aircraft carrier, while China does have cruise-missles capable of sinking a carrier. >copying US carrier doctrine down to the trim Because they're attempting symmetrical response to the USA. This doesn't stop making carriers a meme however. >what does any of this have to do with the worker struggle It's a thread about Soviet military technology and their wartime use (obviously by proletarians).
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The B-534's reputation is mixed. To most people, the Avia was a national pride, a modern plane for its time with sleek design, and with a looming German threat, a fair match against the Bf-109s (original models). And while it certainly is a looker, and it did show everyone in the 1937 Zurich Air Races that it was a capable biplane around - getting all second places, behind the 109 - the story behind it is a bit darker. When the plane was being tested during trials, Avia and its owner company, Škoda, were competing against 3 other design bureaus. While at first glance it might have seemed like a fair fight that the superior design won, reality is that the B-534 was quite flawed, and Škoda utilized its monopoly over most branches of industry to get the contract for themselves. This included bribing material suppliers to cut their deliveries to competitors, and what's worse, signing a contract with Hispano-Suiza, making Škoda officially the only legal licensed producers of their powerplants in the country. The competing bureaus that already counted on receiving the French engines now got kicked in the shin and had to do with inferior domestic engines, offering only 60% of the horsepower of the HS12 Ybrs. Nevertheless, the trial results were pretty close, and had the other companies have access to the same engine, the B-534 would likely be forgotten by history. It's reputation also isn't helped by the fact that it had a tendency to deform its upper wing during high speeds that would cause it to enter a lethal dive. When the army announced the B-534 would now also serve as a "battleplane" (CAS), which would include dive bombing, in a typical Czech fashion, Avia's engineers would sneak in under the cover of the night, fix the faulty wings, and then act like nothing happened.

Joker Comrade 10/14/2019 (Mon) 18:59:34 No. 7 [Reply] [Last]
What are your thoughts on the Joker movie? Could it be considered somehow leftist?
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>>14842 Honestly while dark capeshit, or a breakdown of capeshit with real consequences is interesting, I feel that outside of escapist consumerism, it only works in films and portions. You see this with Joker (2019) and with Batman TAS and Mask of the Phantasm as they really break down the grime but in the case of TAS don't bog you down with grimdark shit, because that only works with media like Berserk which dedicates itself to that exploration. Where it doesn't work as well/gets bogged down IMO is in media like the recent arcs of BnHA - with its superpowered zombies and backstabbing and killing and deranged factionism reminiscent not of capitalist society, but of a feudal one. Stain had an impact because he was a stark contrast to normal villains and before that everything was still pretty upbeat. The Joker doesn't go into this with all the 'powers' and crap, and instead hits home with real talk - the people, poor and hungry and uncared for, who are trying to live and struggle every day. I'm sort of rambling here but my point is dark capeshit is good as singular films or arcs, but when you make massive TV series over it, it begins to get tiresome and edgy.
>>1629 what happend to socialism or barberism's channel
>>6407 kek
>>6407 this image is wrong, e-girls drink white claw
>>19916 deleto'd

Phew phew phew Anonymous Comrade 12/09/2020 (Wed) 07:00:54 No. 19899 [Reply]
Hi! What's a weird Nd easy hobby J could learn?
Juggling or card tricks

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cringe anti communist songs. Anonymous Comrade 01/17/2020 (Fri) 03:32:17 No. 5380 [Reply] [Last]
i'll start with Johnny Wright - Hello Vietnam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNHOFyIaGD8 "We must stop communism in that land Or freedom will start slipping through our hands"
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>>10915 There’s something called low-hanging fruit anon. When it’s so blatantly bad there’s no need.
>>15386 It's not as bad as some of the trash in this thread
>>8944 >>13491 HD edition
>>9184 >https://youtu.be/R2Y2PA-OUJ4 Taken down by YouTube https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7bzybj It's extremely fucking hilarious holy shit
Even when I was a teenager these lyrics made me cringe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM9vgmOR9GU

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DUNE Anonymous Comrade 09/09/2020 (Wed) 21:42:47 No. 15979 [Reply] [Last]
Discuss. Dune discussion general. https://youtu.be/jJj2yHM3d3Y
Edited last time by krates on 12/09/2020 (Wed) 08:47:24.
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>>16644 > LoTR in a single book established almost the entire cosmology, history of every countries, their languages, and every known norms of the genres. Yeah, and that one book is dedicated entirely to lore/worldbuilding. If you take out the Silmarillion, the LOTR trilogy and Dune are pretty comparable in that regard.
>>16052 >Some literary critics have described Asimov's psychohistory as a reformulation of Karl Marx's theory of history (historical materialism), though Asimov denied any direct influence.[11] The wikipedia article goes on to misinterpret hist mat, so I won't copy it. Incredible how much marxism is misinterpreted.
I was expecting a delay but October 2021 seems a bit much.
Reminds me of a depressing pamphlet “Desert” by Unknown https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/anonymous-desert
>>16681 True. That’s why in most of Heinlein’s work, war is portrayed as a constant skirmish of small proxy wars that keep to military industrial complex going. Starship troopers is that wholesale, the other is The moon is a cruel mistress where it also emphasized a long war up until they started to bombard earth with mass drivers.

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Permaculture Anonymous 12/15/2019 (Sun) 01:53:45 No. 12707 [Reply] [Last]
The practice and principles of Permaculture are one of the most important tools for not only creating a sustainable socialism, but also for repairing the damage done to the global ecosystem by capitalism, and lessening your individual reliance on the current capitalist system.
Permacultural practice and socialism are two very powerful allies, and learning about permaculture should be necessity for modern socialists and communists.
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>>19594 >>19590 Sauce on Darwin's letter? >>19603 >Kind of like saying that people have been doing medicine successfully for centuries If it works then it works. >famines Mostly because of misuse and abuse of land over-reaching as well as exploitation and natural factors. >Tilling requires much more energy because you're turning over so much soil to do it which is why plows have changed, to have a share, Moldboard, Colter and other improvements. >it's minimally disruptive to inject seeds seeds don't really care about disruption though, the point is to trap soil and prevent it from being torn away by wind and water run-off, something which modern mass farmers don't do.
>>19605 >If it works then it works. The point is it doesn't. It's not good enough and it degrades the land. >the point is to trap soil and prevent it from being torn away by wind and water run-off WRONG. Soil is not a substance, like water. It's an ecosystem with structure and the more you disrupt that structure the more you destabilize it. You don't have to worry about runoff if the soil is stable to begin with.
>>19607 Thanks m8 >>19606 >It's not good enough and it degrades the land Like I said, depends on your method. If you just till the land and nothing else, no shit it'll fuck things up, which is why you make sure to not leave it to be dispersed > Soil is not a substance, like water. It's an ecosystem with structure and the more you disrupt that structure the more you destabilize it. Soil is dug up and churned by nature all the time, it also gets washed away all the time, the reason meadows don't wash away near streams is because the grass is tightly holding the soil and the meadows tend to have trees retaining moisture and keeping out Dry Winds
>>19581 Very interesting, thank you anon.

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Anonymous Comrade 01/04/2020 (Sat) 19:08:37 No. 4963 [Reply] [Last]
What is your favorite Soviet tank? mine is the t80
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my husband
>>16677 Epic monster TBH
t-80 was a disaater in chechnya
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GAS GAS GAS BT-7
>>19861 Not really. It wasn't the T-80, it was the generals who sent it out without ERA armor or troops to defend the roof.

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Anonymous Comrade 03/13/2020 (Fri) 11:16:23 No. 6878 [Reply]
Is this show about class?
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>>11630 IDK but whatever it was he hung around for the second season unannounced until the character returned halfway through. >>9799 >but its not the main focus and is forgotten in later seasons Not true. In the second season it's a mess that goes nowhere, but they do frame the human vs robots conflict in an obvious parallel to class. The third season weirdly is about literal capitalism and conflict between humans and AI-embodied capital (or more accurately AI-embodied humanity vs AI-embodied capital), but since capitalism has evolved into AI-monarchy there's no direct criticism of the present capitalist system and it's more about AI or the alienated logic of capital driving civilization. But that's giving it a lot of credit for a show that by this point has a couple good ideas and doesn't even know how to execute those properly.
I just liked the main theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X35voOs4rQA
They need to fucking stop with the "smarter-than-thou" onion storytelling where you already know that in the beginning nothing of what you see it coherent or the present, with constant flashbacks, time jumps, the robots "imagining" things because they can't sort out their memories, everybody being or being turned into a robot, different minds inserted into different robots, "bad guy was actually good"/"good guy was actually bad" etc. This shit is fun when it's spun across a single movie, like Memento, but making an entire show of this is fucking annoying. If you have a season with 10 episodes you need at least some linear story telling - it worked for season one, because nobody knew what to expect, but for the other seasons people feel unmotivated watching this because everybody knows they're going to be bamboozled again in the first 7-8 episodes before shit is actually going to be revealed.
>>9146 interesting that this release coincides with the release of GPT3, an AI that harvests data to accurately imitate real people.
>>19857 I hate it already. Sometimes I understand anprims and their hatred of technology... I feel the same sometimes.

Fantasy Anonymous Comrade 12/14/2019 (Sat) 01:25:48 No. 3288 [Reply] [Last]
Often when when talking about leftist fiction, it is in relation to speculative science fiction.
I'd like to have a thread to discuss not only fantasy with leftist themes, but fantasy in general.

So, read any good fantasy recently?
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>>18803 wow a retarded social media meme, i have been proven wrong reminder tolkien was explicitly against race mixing and he even shoved that into his books
>>18821 >hurr muh black supremacy is totally ok because 'fugg de whitey!' Sakaism >>>/out/ >Tolkien monkey brained hatred for modern industrial capitalism The guy was an idealist who experienced war, racism and the disgusting results of industrial capitalism and therefore longed for simple peaceful life without such complex things. He was a writer, not a politician and therefore his idealism is merely his lament of that. I hardly see this as a bad thing. While I am by far no Tolkienist or agree with his political ideas, his literature and statements are inoffensive in the least, especially compared to twits like Ayn Rand, Terry Goodkind, H.P. Lovecraft and George Orwell. >>18843 >muh meme <doesn't pay attention to the links pointing to posts on Tolkien's hatred for Hitler and racism. <Doesn't pay attention to Tolkien's dislike for allegorical bullshit. Ok skimreader >muh books no racemixing Bitch where? Just because the elves are pretentious pricks about Orcs and others doesn't mean shit. FFS Orcs are - in the lore of the story - elves corrupted by the wiles of Sauron. This is based on the inspiration for Orcs themselves, being forest demons and dark counterparts of elves in North European mythology, from people who, at the time of creating said elves were 99% unaware of black people. >explicitly against BITCH WHERE? I don't recall this in any of this works.
>>18843 >tolkien was explicitly against race mixing and he even shoved that into his books The human king marries and elf lol.
So what are the origins of the average fantasy wizards? As in them being mostly normal people who have the power to cast wide variety of spells? I realize that the source is once again Tolkien if I had to guess, but he had to get the idea from somewhere, right? But from my knowledge of folklore, nothing akin to them really existed before Tolkien. You had more pagan folklore, but spells there were far more just mortals tampering with the spiritual / godly world (so more like fantasy priests or druids), or the creatures doing magic being godly themselves. Then with Christian folklore spells seem to be far more just very specific and usually evil enchantments, eg most of Brothers Grimm stuff, or just works of Satan. So what are the origins of the stereotypical DnD Mage, who has a wast access to diverse powers and little reliance on anything other than their own proficiency?
>>19848 >So what are the origins of the stereotypical DnD Mage, who has a wast access to diverse powers and little reliance on anything other than their own proficiency? Merlin? He's closer than Gandalf at least. Gandalf is an actual angel who just takes a human shape (being inspired partly by Odin's wanderer disguise). Merlin is said to be born of demonic ancestry, though, so more like a sorcerer than a wizard in that context.

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