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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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>>7084 >Did it not occur to them the air would just go through the holes of the web ? Considering these were comics from the 60s to the 80s? No, not even once.
>>7084 It wasn't avtually a web, it was just a transparent weaved cloth with web like 'strengthening' web patterns. It was supposed to imitate a Squirrel flight suit.
>>1581 My experience watching uncut gems. I was dying during most of the fucked up moments and people were giving me weird looks.
>>7233 what fucked up scene is there even in that movie the last shot? meh it was surprising and irritating but that's about it.
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>>1496 >>1740 >>5603 This. It's just a centrist pseudo cool movie. I mainly think because of this cringe interview >>4664 from the director. You could really feel it during the last monologue joker gave at the show. It was like he was being some mouthpiece of some rich lib twitter righter calling for civility. >>1447 >>1150 >>1581 Regardless as these anons said. I loved it when those rich rapey bankers got shot. And smiled gleefully during the protests. Watched it a second time today and liked it even more. I am going to interpret it as I want it. I have taken the Jokerpill. This movie is not a shitty drawn out unsubtle soapbox tweet from a 50 year old hack who brought us the Hangover movies but actually a bretty movie with nice music that looks cool. It's whatever we want it to be. Take the Jokepill brothers and sisters. Start the Jokerposting. I know I will :DDD <At last I have truly become the Joker.2019.1080p.BluRay.x264-[YTS.LT]!

World War II thread: Soviet edition Anonymous Comrade 03/22/2020 (Sun) 06:54:32 No. 7235 [Reply] [Last]
За Победу! Post photographs, videos, documents, maps, medals and stories relating to the Great Patriotic War. Post about WW-II history you know or want to know about. Primarily Soviet focused but includes others too. If you have a soviet veteran in your family history, feel free to create an account and register their name, photo and any other information at http://moypolk.ru No shitposting
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Pic: Ustashi (WW2 Croatian Nazi collaborators) villan Mishko Ratkovich, from Trilj, Dalmatia, with fellow ustashi member, stained in fresh human blood, 1941. Image and article taken from: http://www.6yka.com/blogovi/blog/22306/kad-se-igras-bogova Article (translated to English, badly) Playing Gods When I first saw this photo, it reminded me of Pishonja and Zhuga, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, and the beautiful moments I've spent with friends. I remember those barbecues and drunk nights, going out, field trips and camping. I love happy, smiling people, I enjoy hanging out with them, but most of all I love being like that, because you'll agree, such moments don't come often. A guitar always on hand, and my friend Lemmy, who always starts with a washed out old hit song, like "Fratello" from Aerodrom. We were very happy and fulfilled those days, a bit like the youths from the photo, who look a lot like our parents on old photos from work actions, or from their time in the army. Cute and beautiful, full of life. However, that which differentiates their smile from ours, is that their faces and hands are literally covered in human blood. They are members of an ustashi formation, which in 1941. performed indescribable crimes, on those they thought to be unworthy to live, and the results of a mistake in God's creation. It seems unreal, that someone who slaughtered a man, woman or child, mere ten minutes ago, can be laughing and seem happy. I do not doubt that it is impossible, for they say that a man feels indescribable power while killing another. They say that feeling is much more potent than orgasmic ecstasy, so it is without a doubt that they enjoyed "playing gods". Look once more on their faces. I do not wish for you to see Croatians in them, so do not start with the story of who started and who finished what, whose history is true, and whose isn't. I simply imagine myself on my knees, in front of the feet of one of these youths, with a knife under my neck. Just like that, without any euphemisms. Luckily, I cannot feel the pain, or the fear of death, but I can certainly say that I cannot see the past, grandfathers glorious battles, nor am I any longer a Jew or a Gypsy. I only feel the powerlessness of my body, and the cold, the blinded young man, with bloody hands, killing me for sport and fun. This must be what a man feels, only moments away from death. Feel free to stop reading, if you are here to confirm for yourself how Croats are a disgusting horde of child eating cannibals. I do not want to talk about that, nor do I believe in it, and I know that non-humans exist, of all nations of this world, whose actions are demonic, as it would be cruel to animals to call such men beasts. It would benefit every man, especially those with hot heads, if we ask ourselves, does a similar demon live in our soul? An imp wishing revenge, drinking lemonade and preaching about enemies that do not exist. If we remember that demon, than we will realize why many of our neighbors, regardless of who's they were, changed their faces over night, and became ruthless murderers. Gentlemen, every one of us has the potential to be that "neighbor". So this has nothing to do with Croats, nations, creeds and tribes, as this is exclusively about man, moral and ethics, his empathies and principles. Therefore a genocidal nation does not exist, but only a genocidal individual. Nazism, fascism and their close relative nationalism, are all wrapped together in patriotism, they will forever remain in the minds of men, as an inexplicable occurrence in mankind's past, present and future, proving that we do not have issues with those different from us, but with the evil lurking within us. So if we do not work on that, our demons will frolic for centuries, with bloody hands and faces, and we will be all, but not living, laughing youths from the photo. Who are you? Where from? I do no know, but the warmth I cherish

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>>7236 Dis these bastards received Uncle Tito’s spelunking extravaganza like they deserve?
The Unknown War; a 1978 WWII doc hosted by the late Burt Lancaster; Lancaster walks through the Soviet Union telling of past histories and meeting veterans of the Eastern Front as the wraparound, the majority of the doc is composed of footage from the war. Doesn’t engage in bs about muh evil reds and describes the historical context behind many of the Soviet Union’s actions. And thus we are told in full, the heroism, courage, and sacrifice of the men and women of the Red Army. There are 20 episodes, each roughly an hour long, enjoy https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfLzvgzsb9TifHZ7atjvqaLinfp1lfs3R

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sci-fi novels Anonymous Comrade 03/19/2020 (Thu) 20:28:48 No. 7148 [Reply] [Last]
a thread for discussion and recommendation of science fiction works talking about themes and ideas or just talking about how awesome they are
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Really like the Japanese novel From the New World which has a free translation in here http://shinsekai.cadet-nine.org Also would recommend the anime which came from the book.
>>7167 What’s the deal with Japan’s fear of superpowers in general?
>>7148 I made a thread about utopias in particular >>6533
>>7148 Blindsight was pretty good and one of the first book that made me question the meaning of sentience. Was it just our still idealism that separates true self awareness with Chinese room AIs. Especially love how it makes the post human alien to the point of lossing our sympathy for them. The Lensmen series is also peak sci-fi opera and that was written by a food engineer (also that DC ripped it off).
>>7174 1) China-Mongol attempt at invasion 2) Japan's small size 3) Japan's own strive for imperialism 4) WW-IIs staggering defeat.

Seventeen Moments of Spring Anonymous Comrade 11/18/2019 (Mon) 02:52:46 No. 2805 [Reply] [Last]
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!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZhgXs_iFRs&list=PLHiAMOiVIvsD2u8g0RLwvdRScEe9yiUr5&index=2&t=0s
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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
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_of_Iron
It's interesting but still has some anti-soviet tones sadly.
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We need to advertise on the other boards or on other chans like 2ch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-iVfLX2tvY
really good soviet comedy with english subtitles
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Comfy lockdown viewing

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Anonymous Comrade 03/22/2020 (Sun) 00:23:50 No. 7210 [Reply] [Last]
Did Kojima predict the coronavirus outbreak?

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Disco Elysium Anonymous Comrade 10/30/2019 (Wed) 01:01:10 No. 1784 [Reply] [Last]
I think this game is on to something lads
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I usually don't like characters like this, but something about conceptualization makes her impossible to dislike. She has very funny and helpful observations.
>>7169 If Im not wrong conceptualization is the one used in the check to learn the meaning of the title Disco Elysium with Joyce, Its probably the most amazing part in the game when you connect that with the church quest, and also expands every meaning of every action in the game learning that, absolutely recommended to put many points in conceptualization
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>>7177 Ya second this, that's my favorite part of the game along with the ending when you-know-what appears. I almost got locked out of it because I kicked out the ravers, because I thought that would lead to letting the programmer do her work in the church alone and figure out the mystery. But she can't figure out the mystery if the ravers and her don't work together, which I thought was a really weird and unintuitive choice by the devs. Glad I restarted from an old save. I wouldn't consider it a complete playthrough if you don't solve that mystery tbh. It reminds me of the existential dread we are faced with from climate change today, idk if that was an intentional metaphor or not. Also another cool detail about that is that the portrait for Inland Empire looks like what Joyce describes about the world. This game is full of neat shit like that. Lots of love clearly went into it.
>>7181 The thing about the pale reminds me more of DialHist, or just how history weighs on us at all time. Climate change is only a part of it.
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>>7181 >It reminds me of the existential dread we are faced with from climate change today Didnt think of that, it always surprises me how desensitive they made me about a lot of things like the climate change, but if I extrapolate te feeling that I got learning of the pale (which is valid because its a very simiilar situation) it realy makes me feel existential dread

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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>>5930 >>5931 >>5927 Addendum The movie is nothing like the book and is meant to convey drastically differing ideas. Red Cynic has a great video on the film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMay7rYzMzQ
>>5931 Good post BUT > half of the citizens took their suffrage for granted Dude, most people would want to go to vote but it's on a weekday, and most employers don't let you out to the nearest poll to cast your ballot. Not to mention the fucking "you can't vote in a hospital" thing.
>>5960 >ost people would want to go to vote but it's on a weekday, and most employers don't let you out to the nearest poll to cast your ballot. TBH that's bullshit, I've voted before and it takes all of 15 minutes, 1/2 my lunch break time. If people really cared all that much people would vote more. >>5959 This reminds me of a series called Young Wizards. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Wizards The sequel details magic better, with it being full of limits and Physics calculations to do things. The first 2 books are greatbut eventually the series sort of drags on and the last book I read became contradictive and inane. My favorite is the second book (followed by the first one), mostly because I love sea creatures and Norse mythology.
>>3288 How would a communist like ideology develop in a fantasy world? Can a pagan Soviet with commie wizards like Tukhachevsky possible? >By instinct, he was a romantic barbarian who abhorred Western civilization. He had the soul of Genghis Khan, of Ogdai and of Batu. Autocratic, superstitious, romantic and ruthless, he loved the open plain lands and the thud of a thousands hooves, and he loathed and feared the unromantic orderliness of civilization. He hated Christianity and Christian culture because it had obliterated paganism and barbarism and had deprived his fellow countrymen of the ecstasy of the god of war and the glamor of the "carnival of death." Also he loathed the Jews because they had helped inoculate the Russians with the "plague of civilization " and "the morale of capitalism." >A demon or a god animates our race. We shall make ourselves drunk, because we cannot as yet make the world drunk. That will come. Fervacque having found him painting the head of an atrocious idol, the future Marshal answered: Do not laugh. I have told you that the Slavs are in want of a new religion. They are being given Marxism; but aspects of that theology are too modern and too civilized. It is possible to mitigate this disagreeable state by 'returning to our Slavic gods, who were deprived of their prerogative and strength; nevertheless, they can soon regain them. There is Daschbog, the god of the Sun; Stribog, the god of the Storm; Wolos, the god of human arts and poetry; and also Pierounn,the god of War and Lightning. For long, I have hesitated to choose my particular god; but after reflection, I have chosen Pierounn, because once Marxism is thrust upon Russia, the most devastating wars will be let loose .... We shall enter chaos and we shall not leave it until civilization is reduced to total ruin. >Seriously, it would be good for humanity were all books burned, so that we could bathe in the fresh spring of ignorance. I even think that this is the solemeans of preventing mankind from becoming sterile.The hero of the Red Army explained how necessary it was to have Russia ruled by a new Ivan the Terrible-a hope that was to be fulfilled even beyond the marshal's wildest expectations, and at the cost of his own execution: Then, Moscow will become the center of the world of barbarians .... If Lenin is able to disencumber Russia from the old junk of prejudices and de-Westernize her, I will follow him. But he must raze all to the ground, and deliberately hurl us back into barbarism

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Godard Anonymous Comrade 03/18/2020 (Wed) 22:13:07 No. 7100 [Reply] [Last]
Do you like Godard movies? Probably most famous leftist director. Do you think he doing disservice to socialist ideas by obscuring them? I love his 60s movies: Pierrot le fou, Weekend, but i must admit i dont understand his latest movies, maybe because i dont understand historical context. I watched Film Socialisme today but i dont know what to think about that, can anyone explain what does he want to achieve?
Can't really help you with his later stuff, but I've enjoyed all of his early New Wave works from the 60s as well. Contempt, My Life to Live, and Alphaville are personal favorites.
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I'm not a film enthusiast (far from it) but I watched La Chinoise on a weed edible. It was great.

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/mu/ - Music Anonymous Comrade 03/09/2020 (Mon) 23:25:48 No. 6819 [Reply] [Last]
Discuss and share songs, albums & artists you like. You can talk about making music as well. Usually not my genre but I enjoyed this album. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMaRguzy2gU&t=
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>>6825 if you cant understand him,that is normal,he sings both in Yiddish German and English,wait a bit and then you can understand him when he starts singing the same bit but in English
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Some shit I've been listening to lately: JPEGMAFIA - BALD! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBlRmwRVBpM Shlohmo - Beams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHMcrfXxlDM S.Maharba - Tell A Lie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH1Wfy3o1rM Teebs - Shells https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pfWFlBPH4U Thundercat - Dragonball Durag https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ormQQG2UhtQ
>>6825 Man I fucking love his musics, nice to see that more people know him
>>6825 Dude i love the guy
What do you anons use for seeing lyrics. I'm using musixmatch winapp for synced lyrics but is there some opensource alternative?

Anonymous Comrade 02/01/2020 (Sat) 01:50:28 No. 5821 [Reply] [Last]
Is it just me or are most jobs in IT utter bullshit? I am not referring to "Bullshit Jobs", the book. It's something different. Take say twitter. The mobile twitter front-end in particular. What is twitter? Chunks of text with occasional hyperlinks, pictures and videos. There are also a couple of forms, to register, to submit a tweet, to report stuff, etc. So again, it needs text, pictures, links and forms. All of that is supported by HTML directly, i.e. it doesn't even require a single line of javascript to accomplish that. But judging from the fact that on an old phone twitter may take half a minute or more to load or it may actually fail to load, or freeze up while loading, and taking in account how generally sluggish it is, it's obivous that it isn't plain html. In fact, there's probably a good dozen of megabytes of JS and CSS code, and that is after compression. The code that nobody every asked for. "Yeah I'd really like some people to spend their time writing thousands (?) of lines of code just to provide me with a site with the exact same functionality but with way poorer performance" - said no user ever. Bloated frontends should actually push users away it'd seem, and they probably do to some degree, that's why e.g. nitter and invidio.us exist. And this doesn't only apply to twitter. The same with youtube (there exist even more alternative front-ends, hooktube and invidious and there probably are more). The same with the vast majority of sites on the web, actually. There are countless frameworks like React or Angular, that achieve the same thing as can be achieved using regular HTML and some js, but they make websites slower AND require people to develop them AND people to learn them. And by the way AFAIK nitter or invidious devs aren't paid anything for creating the sites, they might receive donations but that's it isn't it So who profits from the labour of those who develop such sites? Why would the capitalists behind e.g. twitter be interested in a) Paying more people b) Making the site less attractive to users, thus potentially reducing their profits.
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>>5830 Yes it does take too many CPU cycles but only if you are running a planet scale app like facebook/twitter etc, even 0.001 extra second of compute time could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars for facebook billions of users. >server side rendering AFIAK that just renders out the initial data of the SPA rather than loading it from json the first time, just to speed up the app. Thats fine but it doesn't handle updates to the app (ex: scrolling to the next batch of tweets on twitter). Its still an SPA. >Twitter doesn't offer much more interactions than an imageboard does. thats true but the original version of twitter was written as a server side rails app that they rewrote to spa+scala for scalability. >that tweet JSX is only for react, angular components are totally different
>>5830 >the tweet I tried to open it with tor browser and after 10 seconds or so got this. Oh, the irony.
>>6376 The internet is a Chrome walled garden now, haven't you heard? Of course, it's not a monopoly like IE and microsoft!
>>6377 Mozilla is basically google's puppet I think. Gecko is increasingly more akin to Chromium. And even then it cannot render such a popular site. The entire internet is controlled but a single company. What a motherfucking dystopia we live in. Frightening.
>>5821 >All of that is supported by HTML directly, i.e. it doesn't even require a single line of javascript to accomplish that. It sounds to me like you think, you only need to use HTML to make twitter, which is obviously not true. For twitter database is a must, also you need backend language for communicating with database, I mean stuff that is fetching certain data (for example all posts by certain user) and sending to display in views. This backend language cannot be HTML, it can be JS, or any other programming language. Thing is: database comunnication is widely known as bottleneck in many web applications, I mean its a thing that is causing web app to be slow. So if you say that JS front end rendering is bottleneck of twitter, then I am asking: How do you know that bottleneck is not caused by database communication which is not related to JS?

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