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Welcome to /hobby/, plus mod feedback thread! Comrade Board volunteer 10/23/2019 (Wed) 16:57:58 No. 1 [Reply]
Hello everyone, and welcome to /hobby/! This topic will serve as an introduction as well as the mod feedback area. I know that some people were not on board with our decision to merge the boards, but please give it a chance and hopefully you will find it to be as comfy as where you used to hang out, but with more population. In addition, Comrade King has kindly volunteered to migrate over all the topics that have had activity in the last few weeks so you can continue your conversations.

However, I want to stress that this board should be treated as a clean slate and you should make use of the freedom that it allows. In this space feel free to make topics about any kind of hobby, entertainment, passtime, interest or vocation. These topics don't have to be related to leftism, though of course you should feel free to do so if you would like. Overall, this board is intended to give refugees of 8chan somewhere to post about their favourite interests without having to go into whatever new skinhead-infested DoD honeypot is created to replace it. An example of the kind of topic that might be encouraged is to start a topic discussing your favourite workout routines or recipes, or discussing an interesting movie that has recently been released. We would encourage people to put effort into their OPs however, as one line shitposts might be more comfortable on /GET/.

As we have merged other boards in order to create /hobby/, we would like to remind all users that it is possible for more boards to be created in future out of /hobby/ if they demonstrate a good user count/post volume such that they would be able to support a board on their own.

Overall, the moderation standards here are similar to the ones on /leftypol/, and I have included their manifesto for reference, with the exception that posts do not have to have a political slant or basis. I hope you will all enjoy this board together and that we can have some good conversations.
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Made a flag in style of one of the album covers of the Soviet rock band Kino
So this is basically a cross between /leftyb/ and /leftyweebpol/ correct? Good.
also, leftyvidya, and leftylit excluding stuff more suited to leftypol.
What happened to the filteries thread?

Press the nine tiles button on he top right to see all threads

Batman Anonymous Comrade 11/11/2019 (Mon) 04:46:07 No. 2628 [Reply]
Porky punching lumpens to get his kicks or class traitor who directly and indirectly helpi people?

Also general capeshit thread i guess
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I would be up for a storytime.
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I just read DC's The New Frontier and it was 500 pages of unironic 50's American exceptionalism propaganda, only problem is, this was made in 2004!
>The Korea and Vietnam wars were bad because it made US soldiers feel sad:(
>CIA black ops guy who kills dissidents and refers to North Koreans literally as "evil commie gooks" is portrayed as the good guy
I’d like that too
Why can’t he be both?
Batman was never supposed to be political. His entire appeal is that he was a vigilante who simply had the money, tech and ability to carry out the justice against criminals that many ordinary people fantasize about.
He acts alone usually because he does not want to put responsibility on others, even the police whom he helps
He uses intelligence and skill that he refined through practice
He does not kill, not because of some bullshit like;
>"If you kill a killer the number of killers in the world remains the same"
but because he doesn't want to stoop to that level.
That is why his enemies have always been so interesting, they're all reflections of himself and human nature of one kind or another.
Two-Face - the dichotomy of choice
Joker - madness and impulsiveness caused by isolation
Scarecrow - utilization of fear
Hugo Strange - obsession
Penguin - a craving for opulence and respect
So on and so forth. Many of his foes also crave revenge and their own twisted justice.
In other words Batman when not linked the rest of the mess that is the DCU, is less about political ideology and more about individual human struggle and thoughts.
His enemy Joker is best, not when giggling madly over a clown-shaped gun but when he points out how Batman is not really so different from him: A freak in a suit operating outside the law. He's not a hero but an anti-hero. His fundamental humanity and position as a rich but kind person makes it hard for him to understand that the capitalist system is what creates most criminals he fights and his own status as a billionaire contributes to this. Instead he tries to take the world on his shoulders, but as a mere individual, even a billionaire, he fails because vigilantism is just picking at the symptoms and not the causes; missing the forest for the trees

Batman doesn't work in a world of superheroes like Superman or Wonderwoman or The Flash, He performs above human average because of money, intellect and training, but he is still human, which meshes terribly with superbeings. Being part of shit like the Justice League just makes him a poor parody and infects his character with american comic-book ideology, which is where the whole issue with him being an antihero comes up. He is neither ruthless enough to go full-assassin and thus be a counter to Superman's boyscout ideology yet his own original character contradicts such ideological action as well.

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How to set up linux for tor usage. Comrade 08/06/2019 (Tue) 23:50:13 No. 600 [Reply]
I posted this in another thread but I think it deserves its own thread.

I've been seeing a lot of people saying that installing tor is super hard and difficult, and, even if you use windows it's not that hard. All you have to do is install the tor browser and go into the browser bundle files and run the executable for tor, or, just use the browser bundle.

Like it's not hard at all.

But, being the pros (and dirty commies that we are) we don't use fucking bourgeois Microsoft.

So, I've set up a super simple and comprehensive guide to installing and using tor like a pro on Linux.

This is why we use Linux.


Downloading tor:

ctrl+alt+t: Open terminal:

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Tor would be useless if you fall on a node controlled by the NSA, so one should at least exclude all the nodes from counties in the 14 eyes. Also don't use distros using systemd.
>Tor would be useless if you fall on a node controlled by the NSA, so one should at least exclude all the nodes from counties in the 14 eyes.
Elaborate? I really don’t have a clue what you’re talking about.
conspiracy theory that the US government spies on the tor network by running tor exit nodes. due to the design of the protocol, they would have to control like 3/4 of all the nodes on the network to be able to successfully deanonymize anyone.
What are the chances that conspiracy is true?
>they would have to control like 3/4 of all the nodes on the network to be able to successfully deanonymize anyone.
which they can/do easily achieve

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/mu/sicz thread Comrade 07/06/2016 (Wed) 21:03:54 No. 122 [Reply]
>No music thread
Step it up lads

>Boards of canda - 5.9.78

>Blackmores night - Journeyman
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Anyone else still like folk-punk?

that clarinet is fantastic

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/furry/ Anonymous Comrade 10/23/2019 (Wed) 23:06:18 No. 1220 [Reply]
Yep, we back at it again.

Thread for n8, furries, furry related stuff, whatup.

I was thinking of reading Beastars, I heard it was pretty good.
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To get back on topic, everyone in this topic post your fursonas!
people would trace it back and know i post here, i'd rather not
i'll say a black cat though

It's the tito one. I dunno what else to say.
how do i make a fursona, what do i do with it and do i need to learn to draw or have money for commissions?
You all should stahp!

Seventeen Moments of Spring Anonymous Comrade 11/18/2019 (Mon) 02:52:46 No. 2805 [Reply]
This Soviet TV series is probably the best TV show ever made. It is pure кино and deeply anti-fascist, anti-imperialist, and anti-USA. It's about a Soviet spy sabotaging peace talks between the OSS and Himmler (to allow the USA and Nazi Germany to team up on the USSR). It was made at the request of the head of the KGB. The tension and drama in this show is outstanding!
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Anyway, thanks for the rec. cheers!
Best thing you can do is make more topics and posts
Sadly don't have much to add about 17 moments of Spring (since everything I know and have on it is in Russian).

I do know of a film called Cross of Iron
It's interesting but still has some anti-soviet tones sadly.
We need to advertise on the other boards or on other chans like 2ch.
really good soviet comedy with english subtitles

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This Land Is My Land Anonymous Comrade 12/03/2019 (Tue) 06:55:20 No. 3122 [Reply]
Settlers: The Game
wait what? is this a real game?
it looks like a skyrim mod
I had my eyes on it. I'm surprised it's still in early access, I feel like I watched the trailer for this game like a year ago.
It looks cool, but I'm not touching it until it's out of early access.
every game nowadays looks the same and plays the same

Lets Make a Imageboard - /hobby/ edition Anonymous Comrade 10/31/2019 (Thu) 22:28:28 No. 2350 [Reply]
With the official locking of >>>/tech/ I'm moving my development log thread here. Feel free to ask questions, make comments, or pass on your suggestions. Much of the template is now complete, the CSS is responsive, usable on every browser that has rem support, and only 3815 bytes. There is still some work to be done which I'll mention in a reply following this. As it stands the plan is to start programming the back-end in OCaml this Monday leaving the finishing touches in the front-end for a later date.

front-end principles
The site should be minimalist. Adding elements unnecessarily makes everything more difficult to implement for and slower.

The site should be responsive. I don't own a device with a touchscreen, but they are omnipresent, and there is no reason that you shouldn't be able to use a website with your touchscreen device well.

The site should be compatible. I'd like to see support for more or less every desktop platform since ~2000 (this is easily done with MyPal PaleMoon, and TenFourFox) and more or less every "smart device" ever.

Text formatting should be subtle and compose as expected. There should be nothing that would feel be out of place in a book or article.

Web-fonts should not be used. Web-fonts don't improve the usability of the site but increase bandwidth usage and hinder performance for users.

JavaScript should only be used for progressive enhancements and as much of the site as possible should work without it. A Complete list of features which will require JavaScript are: automatic copying of text into the reply form, automatic refreshing of the page along with title notifications, and moving the second reply form.
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To maximize the part of my life authentically lived under normal circumstances I don't allow myself to use the internet except for to find answers to specific questions, or to download books, and I don't engage with entertainment at all. Over the past several months due to some stress in my life I've been enforcing the internet part of my rules less stringently than I would like. I'll be continuing development but dramatically slowing my dev-log. It's unlikely that questions asked here will be answered in any sort of timely fashion. I hope you all understand. Just for the record, I don't think Asceticism is in its self good, it's just a tool I use.
wait so are you discontinuing development? i was planning on using this... :(
No, "I'll be continuing development but dramatically slowing my dev-log." In other words I'll be programming the same amount but talking about it less. Also keep in mind it's going to take a while before it's competitive with existing engines, you'd probably be better off using those for the foreseeable future.
I'm late to the game here, why was >>>/tech/ shut down?
they said there wasn't enough activity, so they combined the non-leftypol boards other than GET into one single board

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Anonymous Comrade 11/24/2019 (Sun) 15:00:48 No. 2935 [Reply]
jucika thread pls
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100 Ft a hideg lánogos gyere vissza Kádár János
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My CityState review Anonymous Comrade 11/30/2019 (Sat) 20:46:47 No. 3091 [Reply]
This is copypasted from /leftypol/, in case it gets deleted over there for offtopic or whatever.

Hello, I played the game for a good 10 hours (though half of that time I was only half playing and watching YT) so I can report back on how it went.

Overall, the comments that other people made are correct, it is impossible to play the game as a communist. I was of course expecting the abstractions of playing a Neolib citybuilder attempted to model communism, but I wasn't expecting how broken the game's core systems are.

I started out the game but quickly realised that in this game, you can't build a bridge over a river that is more than 1 tile wide. So, I nuked my save and went back to the terraforming stage.

After modifying the map some, I built a tiny little commie hamlet, with all lower class (that's what they're called in this game) trailer parks. I found it kind of funny how lower class residential buildings always have grey wasteland type terrain around them, even when they instantly are building on a fresh green forest, as if their slovenly ways drain the life from the very soil around them and they instantly create a trashpit to live in.

The game's systems are quite oblique, and there's no construction of for example power or water infrastructure, or schools, police, firefighters, so to increase living standards I had to just pop up the sliders in the economy tab for "healthcare" "education" and "security and justice".

Anyway, we quite quickly reached 'Utopian' level living standards, which I was quite happy with, but things didn't seem to be quite working as I would have liked. My answers to the political issues that had been coming through had not exactly endeared me to the upper classes, which I wasn't really expecting, but what I had overlooked was that this game diverges from Simcity 4's mechanics.

You see, in Simcity 4, you have Residential, commercial, and industrial demand, and then each of those has lower, middle, and high income demands. So for example, you can have a city with almost all lower and middle income residents but have plenty of fancy high income tech factories and the like.

However, in Citystate, there is only lower, middle, and upper income demand, and commercial and industrial buildings can't grow above the first tier of development without middle and higher income demand. So, if no upper class people want to live in your city, your factories can't grow to higher levels.

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>modern city builders are all trying to do agent simulation which further reduces the population that can be simulated
Is that really fundamental to agent simulation or is it shitty programming?
As I understand it, Simcity 4 had rudimentary agent simulation (people living in houses had jobs which they had to travel to and back through your transport network), and it could run cities of millions of people
I'm sure hacks that give roughly correct impression are possible, especially if the road geometry in a city-game is 90° angles only. You can fix movement patterns between agents in certain ways that you don't even have to do collision detection / collision prevention by AIs for >99.99 % of pairs, because they are logically prevented by the basic patterns of movement. You can have different zoom-levels of agent simulation. With the zoomed-out version the one that really counts in the end and that works in a more aggregated way (say 1 agent representing 100 people), and a more zoomed-in version (with actors literally only becoming visible, and only becoming real, when zooming in on a small part of the map) where you get a very small population of relatively clever AIs acting within boundaries set by the zoomed-out computation and not affecting the zoomed-out computation at all. Eye-candy, basically. You can read up on results from traffic studies, then do a top-down implementation with centrally steered actors roughly mimicking the results of these interactions – simulating the simulation, so to speak.
...well, don't ask me chief, I just like growing pretty skyscrapers.
I've been trying out this game. To repeat what the OP essentially said, the game operates on capitalist logic and actually trying to play the as any kind of communist simply does not work. It grows for a while, but after you run out of natural resources you're really just fucked. It might work if farmlands weren't so pitiful, but they don't employ hardly anybody and they produce pennies.


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