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Speed Reading Anonymous Comrade 05/02/2020 (Sat) 23:16:08 No. 9079 [Reply] [Last]
How to become much faster at reading, while also maintaining acceptable comprehension? I read 240 WPM which is about average. I have so much to read, I won't get through it all if I stay a readlet. Watched some YouTube videos and people are saying many of the speed reading techniques are bullshit. Like extending your peripheral vision to read more words simultaneously in a broad stroke is apparently not possible. Not vocalizing the words you read apparently significantly reduces comprehension. Another technique is to selectively skim some parts you deem to be less important while assuming you will still understand the gist of what has been written when you read the rest, which is kind of a sleazy way of "reading" faster. I literally want to read the entire text FASTER. The fuck do I do here fellow niggas?
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Side strategy; why not try audiobooks at 150% speed while you do chores/vidja/etc?
Speed reading doesn't really exist. What exists is 1. some people read a bit faster than others and 2. skipping words. Number 2 is the thing that makes a "spead reader". Highly redundant writing is good for "spead reading", math papers not so much. >>9082 Multitasking doesn't really exist, aside from repetitive simple movements. So it's a bad idea to play any game that isn't a dumb grind, but then why play that in the first place? Doing simple chores and exercises while listening is OK.
>>9082 Not everything I read has an audio version, like research papers. >>9083 Thought as much. Oh well.
I've always wondered if something like this could train people to read faster? I sometimes use it when I want to get the gist of a long article that's difficult to skim. https://www.spreeder.com/app.php You can adjust the speed, too.
>>9088 Thanks man! I'll give it a try.

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Anonymous Comrade 04/23/2020 (Thu) 21:44:46 No. 8761 [Reply] [Last]
I think it's a good idea to archive internet people who aren't retarded spectacle enveloped types that the internet thread on leftypol makes fun of. Fredrik "not the Engles" Knudsen uploaded a new video and it's about international brewer heads putting poisons into wine to turn a profit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhN-o2ame-4 I really enjoy his stuff because it takes a fact based stance, it isn't just the video opinion essay garbage regularly vomited online disguised as material fact. It's a genuinely sourced thing and not a bunch of platitudes thrown together.
>>8761 The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Official NBC on youtube 4K archive

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The triggering Anonymous Comrade 03/13/2020 (Fri) 20:57:59 No. 6894 [Reply] [Last]
Anyone still browse 4chan? Anyone still post there with flair? Not encouraging brigading or anything, but it's kinda funny. I'll reply to something with a relativity benign comment and they'll get triggered really easy.
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Used to browse /vr/, /tg/, /x/ and occasionally /v/. Nowadays I just check /vr/ every other week for a rush of nostalgia and that is it. >/x/ has completely turned into a /pol/ colony that only talks about pizzagate and other burger conspiracy theories, if you are like me and frequented it for spooky stories it's no longer the place for you The russian imageboard 2ch actually segregated its spooky board into /sn/ for creepy things, /mag/ for magic larping and /zog/ for conspiracy theories. /x/ badly needed that a couple years ago but there's nothing that can be done anymore >/tg/ has been on a downward spiral for a while, but at this point it's just 50/50 hornyposting and /pol/ bait. Not worth browsing anymore. I used to think removing quests was a good thing but now I'm rethinking it, it seems that turned off a lot of creative posters >/v/ is pretty self-explanatory >even /vr/, being a niche hobby board suffered pretty badly, it's deader than ever before and full of stupid children, /pol/fag "culture" leaks there too from time to time The worst part for me though is that 4chan shit leaks everywhere, even to foreign websites. At this point 2ch is unusable either outside of niche boards, it used to be pretty good and even better than 4chan at points, now it's overrun by cargo cultist children who think that acting like 4chan /pol/acks makes them cool. So even on 2ch you can't go anywhere without running into someone who gets triggered by absolutely everything and starts ranting about SJWs and jews. And if you call them out on it they'll say you're a newfag and it's imageboard culture, even though you've been using imageboards since before /pol/ or internet SJWs even existed. It's like an actual unironic cancer that spreads everywhere. But the sad reality is that there is simply no place for an imageboard oldfag to go anymore, everything has been politicized and turned into shit, and smaller boards have ceased to exist.
>>7558 >if you are like me and frequented it for spooky stories it's no longer the place for you yeah, no joke all that kind of user generated content has moved to places like reddit. but mention this and you get a revised history about how 4chan was always this shit and only leftist cucks say it was possible to post apolitically.
>>7558 >there is simply no place for an imageboard oldfag to go anymore I stopped going on 4chan in 2016 and never really frequented anything else so I'm over it by now. But goddamn it is a sad state of affairs imageboards are in.
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I haven't visited 4chan in months and I haven't been a regular in years. The hobby boards are great for gathering recommendations, tools, sources, downloads, translations, and so on and so on, but after you've gotten what you were looking for, I don't see the point in going back there, except maybe to discuss some of your favorite media once or twice, because then it's all the same opinions over and over. Last time I was a regular I took part in a couple of /trash/ generals (comfier and bloggier than their original incarnations in their respective boards, contains cancer and the native furries/ERPers won't mess with your threads, but non-native generals are exceptionally prone to raids and spamming by individual schizos and trolls due to /trash/'s nature, which can spoil the experience and ruin a community beyond repair). Every two months or so I go on /adv/ to vent about some trivial shit nobody even reads. I don't feel the need to visit any of the hobby boards (or the site) at all anymore because it's exhausting and reading a bunch of threads about cartoons or anime or games I'm not even consuming is pointless, threads that have barely any discussion other than anti-SJW or e-celeb bait and porn/loli/waifuposting (mostly /v/ and /co/). The visible clash between newfags and bitter oldfags only makes things worse (which I find amusing tbh). Plus, I just hate how every subset of users within each big board feels superior to one another, like a hierarchy; in /a/ for example, there's shonen fans at the bottom, and within this group there are fans of different shonen series, the worst and most unapologetic probably being the DBZ autists. Then there's moe fans, "MANime" fags, hipsters, etc. Most of the /a/ userbase is incredibly elitist but lack any self-awareness; in reality they're all garbage who want everyone to have fun only according to their own standard, which is "everything is shit", so nobody must enjoy anything. And this is supposed to be the "best" out of the boards I've mentioned. Everyone hates each other in the biggest boards and that naturally gets tiring after years of only visiting that site. >>6903 >I do however go on hispachan and replace the "o" or "a" at the end of Spanish words that refer to people with "e" example amigos / amigas would change to amiges kek, based although the unironic forced use of the gender neutral "e" or "x" as in "latinx" still makes me cringe. Hmm, maybe you should try using the "x" next time and see what happens.
>>6897 > Always the same things over and over again like a broken record. I've noticed it on other boards too. It all becomes so boring.

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Comics & Cartoons Anonymous Comrade 10/24/2019 (Thu) 22:41:31 No. 1424 [Reply] [Last]
Did you also grow up watching great shit like Asterix, /hobby/? What were the best cartoons you could watch on your country's television?
Also general comics and cartoons thread.
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Yesterday thanks to some anon I in SU thread I have rediscovered a childhood classic cartoon of mine, Malo Korrigan and the Space Trackers. I just watched the first two episodes and it really does live up to the nostalgia. Also I think I really wasn't mistaken that it was based as fuck: the very first episode has an underlying anti-corporate-imperialism theme, showing corporations muscling out any local competition, treating workers like shit and doing an imperialist genocide, and if I recall correctly, it only gets more based from here. Also the main casts ship has big red star painted on the side for gods sake. However there is a problem. This show seems to be really obscure (like only 300 people looked for the English first episode obscure). The YouTube channel with English episodes has big gaps between episodes. Then there are some episodes posted on daily motion, but again, with holes. The only full series I found was in French, and I can't understand it, nor have the time to learn. So, can anyone give any tips on how to find the full English version?
>>8792 I could get motivated to translate one episode or two
>>8793 I'd prefer not to exploit a comrade like that. If nothing comes up here I'll try asking the same thing over at 4/co/, though I never used 4chan apart from raiding /pol/, so I don't know if they deal in such topics as finding obscure shows.
>>8792 I was that anon, you're welcome, I didn't see your reply. Unfortunately I haven't seen the show in a while so the only current online source I can find in the past minute (in english) is Daily Motion. Russian Servers ought to have some torrents though if you check. >>8794 >exploit a comrade It's not exploitation is helping one another. He isn't losing anything, is likely enjoying himself and sharing it.
>>1424 Was thinking about Asterix the other day. Most European representations of Romans in art (films etc) have them as the antagonists while the celts gauls etc are the uncivilised other. Asterix seems to be one of the few representations where the Romans are the other.

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Leftist tabletop games Anonymous Comrade 04/07/2020 (Tue) 13:15:30 No. 7984 [Reply] [Last]
any other comrades injected leftistism into a tabletop game and if so did it actually make an interesting game?
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>>8086 there are more then 300 posts per hour, here that is about 5 posts a minute, that should be more then enough to keep things unpredictable right?
>>7984 There's always Eclipse Phase; although I haven't played it in a couple years.
>>8693 I see that and I want to kill myself. >>7984 Some years ago, I've heard about the tabletop game "Deuda externa", foreign debt, it even has a page on ecured about how to play it. The problem it wasn't very pppular when it was sold in Argentina.
>>8693 Ms. Monopoly pisses me off less because of the retarded sexism and more because it's an entire new commodity to sell for what's literally just a fucking house rule.

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Novals Anonymous Comrade 04/23/2020 (Thu) 04:42:36 No. 8745 [Reply] [Last]
post novel recommendations, I’ll start The Elementary Particles is a great book, it deals with themes of social breakdown and alienation. On the downside the epilogue is fucking retarted, and the main character is a bit of a reactionary, but it makes sense in context...
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The dune books are great. They get a lot of hate now due to anti-hype but the world building is amazing and the 4th one: God Emperor of Dune, is fucking great Currently going through the dark tower series, just finished the first book. Its cool
>>8746 Do you got and .pdfs of Whatever I think or Virginie Despentes’s work?
>>8756 You can find them on libgen.is (searching by fiction). Houellebecq novel is just Whatever, my bad.
>>8753 I've only read the first two Dune, I loved the world building but couldn't get into the new age and mystical shit. But it's interesting to have that next to political plots.
>>8758 It gets a lot better imo, the third is were a lot of people fall off bit its more off closing up everyone's arc as the story moves on Tiny spoilers; the 4th, considered the best skips a few centuries. The less I say the better, but someone turns into a giant worm God, its a very trippy book

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Comrade 05/19/2016 (Thu) 17:30:52 No. 51 [Reply] [Last]
So what animu does Bunkerchan like?

I really love any anime that has something to do with uchuu!
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>>8741 > even though I am making the claim <People like you should be shot. Thanks for proving why you're an idiot, if you have no reading comprehension I'm not going to teach it to you.
>>8660 >trying to mock someone for being reddi <proceeds to reddit space Kek
>>55 How did you upload 4 images!?!?!?!
>>55 >>12185 > 05/29/2016 Old format
>>12222 Epic quads

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Animal Crossing thread Anonymous Comrade 04/10/2020 (Fri) 17:59:07 No. 8123 [Reply] [Last]
Post designs, tunes, and other lefty related Animal Crossing posts here. Here's a yugo/polish anthem I saw online.
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>>>/roulette/ is /v/ so this goes there. Also here's a website for sharing town tunes. https://nooknet.net/tunes
>>8123 >animal cross Why do I see this game lately everywhere and what is so special about it?
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>>8705 It's just the newest release in the series came out right on quarantime. And 'people' had been 'meming' Isabelle+Doomguy crossovers due to the juxtaposition of cutesy gardening game with animals vs 'le Rip and le Tear' of Doom. Also it being a cutesy gardening game town building simulator thing makes it a cozy simulation for interaction when stuck in the house.
>>8709 What is the difference to Harvest moon?
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>>8737 I say 'gardening' because it really isn't a game about farming at all. In prior games you were either the citizen or mayor of a pre-established town and you do things like: fish, get wood from trees, get iron from rocks, pick up weeds, do errands for townsfolk/tom nook, garden flowers, catch bugs, and I'm sure I've missed some things. In the newest one you're actually building up a new town from scratch by doing these things. All of the activities are ultimately just to build up money or 'bells' to make your house better and/or the town better, and to buy random shit. It's fundamentally similar to harvest moon in being a 'life-sim' of sorts and its core loop, but nothing like harvest moon's 'intense' farming gameplay, that is focused specifically on that and is rather in depth from what I understand. Though I've never played much Harvest Moon or even Stardew Valley so I'm less knowledgeable about what I assume is your domain. That's all I got

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Animation/Modeling thread Anonymous Comrade 04/13/2020 (Mon) 21:51:43 No. 8275 [Reply] [Last]
Any of you like modeling in blender? I'm really amateurish at it but I recently made these two and felt like sharing them somewhere. and what better place to share than on lefty pol.
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>>8275 I've made some low-poly models and animations for those models during the development of the game project that me and my team are working on as part of our curriculum. Hadn't really used Blender before this project since the first two courses of 3d modelling were taught in 3ds Max.
>>8379 the models look great, but I'm not a big fan of this textureless, flat shaded artstyle.

Anonymous Comrade 10/25/2019 (Fri) 17:45:28 No. 1501 [Reply] [Last]
Basically I want to buy a new phone. What's the best type to buy, one that won't spy on me and steal my information, something that's cheap, but has good quality. Something that isn't an android.
I hear Huaweii is linked to China or something, so is that any good?
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>>1501 Are you aware that the Deutsche Fussball Bund was West German?
>technology that won't spy on you in the year of our lord 2020 maybe try carrier pigeon instead
>>6705 the birds work for the bourgeoisie
>>1501 >one that won't spy on me and steal my information There isnt one
>>6706 I read that in a teen fiction book once.


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