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Comrade 07/17/2020 (Fri) 21:58:17 No. 2494 [Reply] [Last]
So now I really started to want to really understand math and learn more concepts that I didn't learn because I never really liked it very much but now I am more interested in it. What are some resources or basic principles that I can use to understand math better?
this thing + is used to put stuff together that thing is used to take stuff away from something else
There's nothing to understand, maths is arbitrary.
you can use khan academy. I believe they give out free lectures and practice problems. if you haven’t learned calculus start with that and go onto calculus 2 after. then learn multivariable calculus and linear algebra, and then differential equations. once you do that you’re at a level where you can start learning undergraduate stuff, for which most people recommend looking at the springer “undergraduate texts in mathematics” book series. I can’t say anything about it though since I’m not at that level, but you can probably find the books themselves for free on libgen.is
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>>2494 take a a Mathematics proofs class (also called Set theory), you don't need to be actually that good at arithmetic to understand higher math, all you need to be able to do is manipulate equations and add fractions, its mostly applied philosophy I am a mathematician who got C's all through calculus
what kind of math are you interested in? Abstract stuff? Topology? Applied stuff? Geometry? I recently got some students into math through working through "The Nature of Code" book/tutorials in the programming language Processing. It was a cool sort of hands on way to interact with different equations that help us define/understand natural phenomena. Creating particle simulators and cool art and all that shit. The "nature of code" is more on the physics end of things but there is a lot of cool visual stuff you can do with geometry and vectors in Processing.

Comrade 07/13/2020 (Mon) 14:25:25 No. 2293 [Reply] [Last]
Any good documentaries for oogling at the wealth amassed by America's industrialists?
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Like the Gilded Age?
>>2293 this one is quite good

will translate any russian text under 20k words Comrade 05/18/2020 (Mon) 22:38:49 No. 1688 [Reply] [Last]
it should take me a couple of days max to do so. drop links, pdfs, images if it's larger than 20k lmk and i'll think about it i'll also do belarusian if needed
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>>2176 Yes, thanks anon.
>>1842 kek @ the 3rd pic
>>2719 it can be done. i'm still working my way through stalin and khrushchev so this might be a while
>>2736 No worries, take your time

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Germany's former eastern territories Comrade 06/13/2020 (Sat) 06:09:22 No. 1910 [Reply] [Last]
Why do so many people have a boner for Germany's old eastern borders? Look at any alt-hist featuring the nation and they still own Pomerania, Silesia, Prussia (East/West) etc. Is it because of aesthetics and looking nice, does /pol/ have anything to do with it, or is it something different? Discuss.
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>>1911 >Regaining these territories for Germany is considered a lost cause by everyone except hardcore nationalists. pretty much this, look up Reichsbürgerbewegung https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichsbürger_movement
>>1910 that area is literally Prussia, the homeland of the original german state that formed Germany
>>2630 >They maintain that the German Reich (or, occasionally, Prussia)[4] continues to exist in its pre-World War II borders, and that it is governed by a Kommissarische Reichsregierung (KRR, Provisional Reich Government), or Exilregierung ("government in exile").[5] So basically the German equivalent of the American "Sovereign citizens" and Russian "Soviet citizens".
>>2480 Not by much, most of the evilest things the EU has done have had strong French backing.
>>2644 >Prussians (Old Prussian: Prūsai; German: Pruzzen or Prußen; Latin: Pruteni; Latvian: Prūši; Lithuanian: Prūsai; Polish: Prusowie; Kashubian: Prësowié) were the indigenous peoples from a cluster of Baltic tribes that inhabited the region of Prussia. This region lent its name to the later state of Prussia (see King in Prussia). It was located on the south-eastern shore of the Baltic Sea between the Vistula Lagoon to the west and the Curonian Lagoon to the east. The people spoke a language now known as Old Prussian and followed pagan Prussian mythology. >During the 13th century, the Old Prussians were conquered by the Teutonic Order. The former German state of Prussia took its name from the Baltic Prussians, although it was led by Germans. The Teutonic Knights and their troops transferred the Baltic Prussians from southern Prussia to northern Prussia. Many Old Prussians were also killed in crusades requested by Poland and the popes, while others were assimilated and converted to Christianity. The old Prussian language was extinct by the 17th or early 18th century.[1] Many Old Prussians emigrated due to Teutonic crusades.

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Investing Comrade 07/25/2020 (Sat) 02:45:44 No. 2699 [Reply] [Last]
Since /crisis/ general isn't helpful at all and 4/biz/ is shill central. Educate me on things like cryptocurrency, inflation, pumps, different economic sectors like tech...
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best video to teach you these things https://youtu.be/8wAYb-PnRGY
>>2703 BUY HIGH SELL LOW >>2699 For crypto, if you sign up on Coinbase it gives you a bunch of opportunities to get free crypto. Basically it let's you watch 'informational courses' that are ads that shill for any given particular shitcoin, and then gives you anywhere from $10-$50 USD in that shitcoin. Then it's just the investment game. You can do buy-low-sell-high since you've a fair amount of startup coin, or you could try to follow 'market trends,' which in the realm of crypto is literally just scamming. Crypto is literal speculation around fucking monopoly money, it has no actual point, but there's still a shitton that can be made off of it. Even the retarded belief in meme-magic that /biz/ believes gives any given shitcoin value is to some extent true, as when they meme the coin, people start buying the coin, thus giving the coin value. It's all ponzi schemes for crypto, so if you stay on top of the schemes and scams, you can make a pretty penny. Real stocks are of course (slightly) less fake, so that's a bigboy game I am far less knowledgeable about.
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Don't listen to any of these faggots. The real money is made through placing well informed and strategic option calls. You need at least 1k of savings to do it effectively from my understanding and massive cahones.
>>2729 Explain option calls.

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What is postmodernism? Comrade 05/21/2020 (Thu) 05:47:18 No. 1728 [Reply] [Last]
explain in simple terms pls
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>>1728 Marxism for people who don’t read books
>>1733 so when people freak out when other people use the term "postmodern neomarxists", they're wrong?
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>>2700 Very. Postmodernism rejects historical materialism. https://youtu.be/U4hS5NSzPxw?t=146 (Watch from 2:26 - 3:56)

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What's the deal with Nietzsche and his rabid followers? Comrade 06/24/2020 (Wed) 19:33:23 No. 2055 [Reply] [Last]
Is he like an old Jordan Peterson? A Rorschach test that says "water is wet"? Tolstoy wrote that Nietzsche wrote nothing insightful, that had he been alive earlier no one would have paid attention to his writings, that he and his prominence is a sign of intellectual decay. Trotsky wrote that the reason why Nietzsche's followers can be so radically different from each other is because they take what they want from Nietzsche and ignore whatever else is inconvenient for them. When someone points out the terrible things Nietzsche wrote, the response is either a) you're misinterpreting him! or b) his personal views are not reflective of his philosophy! or even c) you can't critique the genius of Nietzsche because he has rejected reason! Does this strike anyone else as eerily similar to Jordan Peterson and his rabid followers?
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>>2174 he just asks a bunch of basic bitch questions without any formal solutions.
>>2181 Heidegger never gave a shit about Nietzsche until N*zi G*rman subhumans started thumping Heidegger about how Being and Time doesn’t account for “aesthetics”
>>2055 > a) you're misinterpreting him! or b) his personal views are not reflective of his philosophy! o Isn't that exactly what people on this site do with Marx?
>>2056 >Additionally I think the reason his followers are "so radically different" is because there is both a left wing and right wing interpretation, where the left wing one is that the master-slave dynamic has to be eradicated from society entirely by subverting the master-slave binary (GWF Hegel, Jacques Derrida), and the right wing one is that a certain caste of individuals in society are entitled to primitive domination because they they reject slave morality (Ayn Rand, Adolf Hitler). Is it possible to recognize the relative truth of the master-slave morality dichotomy, at least in feudal, imperial, and capitalist societies, yet still not want to be master nor slave? >>2055 Does anyone know if the concept of bourgeois reality was based on his master morality?
>>2710 Marx doesn’t strawman nearly as much as Nietzsche does. he does do it in German Ideology for example but Capital is pretty straight forward with zero sarcastic remarks. Nietzsche on the other hand is just 90% exaggerations and insults.

Comrade 07/23/2020 (Thu) 05:38:08 No. 2679 [Reply] [Last]
I've been working on formatting Black Bolshevik into EPUB and webpages to make it more accessible, as it's a very long book. At the moment chapters 1-3 are finished. Please contribute if you have the time. https://github.com/scaredporky/scaredporkylib
For typos and misprints, I am using this PDF as a basis of comparison http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=AAF60EC535C8BCBE403DCF8E83CB5406
thanks for sharing Anon. what exactly do you need to "finish"? it looks like all the chapters are there on the page
>>2688 I need to finish formatting the other chapters properly and correcting their spelling mistakes. These have just been converted from the scanned PDF as-is, so the automatic transcriptions are still a problem. I'll keep working in this as I have time, but I appreciate any extra help as it's taking some time.
how do I compile EPUBS
>>2696 I've been working on the epub that generated after converting the PDF so I'm not sure how you would compile it from scratch. Here's what I have so far compiled to epub (again, only the first three chapters are finished).

Comrade 07/18/2020 (Sat) 05:54:06 No. 2504 [Reply] [Last]
I don't want to leave the house, do any work or anything at all. I would rather lay in bed all day and do heroin. In a socialist society, what happens when I simply refuse to work at all? Do I get housed and fed, or do I starve?
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>>2518 Feel free to have an argument hedonist.
you go to rehab
my take is that in socialism, if you don't work you get like your basic subsistence met, like you don't starve, but that's it, you don't get to enjoy the good things in life without doing some work
"He who does not work, does not eat" - Lenin
Really it depends on the level of productive forces/abundance in the society. Compare "From each according to his ability, to each according to his contribution" with "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need." I think, for example, in a socialist (lower-phase communism) Germany, you would be provided with a house and food, but probably not much more than that. In a sufficiently abundant higher-phase communism, I'm sure you could be afforded some luxury goods, depending on the level of abundance. People who don't wish to work (where what counts as work is much broader than modern-day capitalism) would be rare. The reason why "forced labour" existed in the USSR was simply because the society was poor and needed to develop quickly, etc.

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Comrade 04/22/2020 (Wed) 23:12:22 No. 1282 [Reply] [Last]
Educate me on weapons
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>>2103 I think it's to get the muscles you use for aiming stronger, that way you can be steadier.
>>2103 dont this this fucking retarded plus steady aim only recquires normal strenght
>>2121 Something tells me the only retard here is you, though feel free to prove me wrong.
>>2103 Yes, but not necessarily bricks. US Army had us use our canteens for example.
>>2103 >Is it really that heavy/straining to aim with a rifle for a prolonged period of time that this is necessary? Try it yourself. Hold something 5lbs (~2.25 freedom hating units) out with an extended arm for as long as you can. Isometrics will kick your ass.

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