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poetry thread Anonymous 01/15/2020 (Wed) 22:44:10 No. 5357 [Reply]
Loyal parents who sacrificed so much for the nation Never feared the ultimate fate. Now that the country has become red, who will be its guardian? Our mission, unfinished, may take a thousand years. The struggle tires us, and our hair is grey. You and I, old friends, can we just watch our efforts be washed away?
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>>5357 Arabic poem on women's beauty. >Dark-haired and slim-waisted, >Her buttocks were like sand dunes >and hrr figure like that of a ban tree >There were four things never before united >except to pierce my heart and shed my blood: >a radiant forehead, hair like night, >a rosy cheek and a slim form.
>>19769 beautifully descriptive
>>19787 I really wish Malcolm C. Lyons had found a way to make it rhyme. Many Arabic poems have rhymes and puns and they get lost in translation.
Chorus in Parentheses (The danger looms, to our dismay, We won’t be safe, night or day, Hide the goats, the kids, the maid, He’s on the hunt, and we’re the game...) (It would be best to stay away, Lest you become the monster’s prey, He’ll tear you up, rip and fray, And dine upon your ripe fillet...) In the jungle, the murky jungle, The lion prowls tonight... Through savanna, swamp, and desert, For human flesh to bite...

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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.

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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>>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.

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Dindu Nuffin Anonymous Comrade 07/12/2020 (Sun) 01:41:38 No. 12060 [Reply] [Last]
ITT "villains" who did nothing wrong.
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>>12202 Kel'Thuzad is a bitch, hes my pet. its very hard to take seriously the lore of a boss once you can have them as a pokemon
>>12142 >Christopher "I stabbed a Nazi in the chest so I know what being stabbed sounds like Peter" Lee I remember being like 11, me and my dad watching the 6 hour behind the scenes lotr dvds and that coming up. its stuck with me to this day, hes so fucking badass.
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Was Kane a based Posadist? >Anti-imperalist >lived multiple times >brought aliens to earth by tricking GDI into using the ion cannon on the liquid T bom
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Reposting about Megatron from the Batman thread Transformers Prime (2011): Season 1 and 2 of that show were great and Megatron in that show was one of the best depictions; intelligent, clever, powerful and with an imposing, yet sleek design. More importantly however, he was expanded on as a character., becoming more than a stereotypical "I'm evil just because!" of the 80s. He was a former slaveesque miner who was thrown into gladiatorial fights in the pits of Kaon on cybertron. There his skill as a fighter led to triumph, becoming its champion. His popularity grew to the point where he rallied support from the citizens of Cyberton, using his charisma and oratory skill. He led them against the cybertronian council; corrupt and hierarchical, to demand change. However he was corrupted by the greed for power, and lacked political savviness unlike his upper-class Archivist protege Orion Pax, thus leading to a path of darkness and fascism as the latter became selected to be a Prime (becoming Optimus Prime). This lead to the civil war in which Optimus became leader of the Autobots (and where the old caste system was thrown away in the face of war), and becoming the new face of the people. In other words, a people's hero had his path as a revolutionary turn to the darkness of fascism and his class-traitor protege became the new people's hero and revolutionary, quite similar to real life revolutions among humanity (something pointed out by the show). This is an ironic change since G1 Orion Pax (pic 4) was originally a dock-worker autobot (since autobots and decepticons are separate peoples for some reason). He idolized Megatron and the re-risen Decepticons as new and improved due to their ability to fly as well as also being able to transform like their autobot counterparts (because originally decepticons could not transform). Only to be revived as Optimus Prime when Megatron raided the energon warehouse he worked at. Megatron meanwhile was essentially like the Nazis, intent on reviving the decepticon people and being rulers of cybertron, essentially mirroring fascist cries of 'reviving the greatness of the past'. Orion's infatuation was part of fascism's populism before reality showed the error in that belief.
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reposting from Batman thread: https://batman.fandom.com/wiki/KGBeast >The Hammer* general, angry that the Soviet government was working to better relations with the United States, sends Knyazev on an unauthorized mission to kill 10 high-ranking U.S. officials, ten key people who were involved with the United States' Strategic Defense Initiative, nicknamed the "Star Wars" program, in the hope of putting an end to it. <Despite [Gorbachev's] Soviet Government warning the United States, he successfully assassinated 7 targets Absolute Mad lad. Reminds me of the Remont Four from Marvel Earth 616. *The Hammer is a fictional cell in the KGB also see >>3207


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