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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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>>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
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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?

/rlm/ thread Anonymous Comrade 10/31/2019 (Thu) 14:55:06 No. 2324 [Reply] [Last]
the new BOTW is top 5 material
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Who would have guessed that some guys who are filmmakers (workers) who understand the production process would have a better analysis of what happens in the industry than liberal art students (PMCs) who talk about messaging and shit in movies with a higher number of writers than stars.
This is of course correct.

On an unrelated not, it's pretty impressive that they don't paywall any of their content. It's only their hack fraud no budget movies you have to pay for.
He strikes me as a "South Park Conservative." You know, someone who doesn't take politics seriously and who doesn't think too deeply about their assumptions, so progressive kind of shit seems silly in general and the current crop of wokies look like they're from another dimension. They'd rather laugh at the weird shit and half-ironically lament how crazy the world has become instead of questioning why it is the way that it is.

I think that without Mike the show might have had a more woke angle (given shit I've heard Jay and Jack say). I'm glad that among all the movies and TV discourse there are people who don't lend the woke marketing shit credence and even mock it sometimes. I think the discourse may be starting to turn on this thanks in part to the 2016 US elections using idpol and the 2020 election flaming out hardcore on that front already. From a strategic ideological perspective, having people just be largely neutral is good because it helps weaken the perceived hegemony of liberal ideology. Also, Mike was the one who started the whole thing and still does a lot of the work, so without him there probably wouldn't be a show at all.
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forgot to post this when it happened but mike redpilled a lot of people with this
>>2324 why the fuck does reddit letter media need a special general to itself? they're derivative crap

/leftycraft/ 2.0 Comrade 10/23/2019 (Wed) 17:10:39 No. 5 [Reply] [Last]
Thread for the new leftypol Minecraft server

go to https://aternos.org/

and to log in:
the account's name is Leftycraft
password Bunker
When it's on (remember somebody needs to be playing for it to be active):
server ip: Bunkerchan.aternos.me
Version: 1.14.4 Vanilla
It's cracked so everyone can use it
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>>6455 you get to live in comfy bunkers
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Playing this server in 2020 is like exploring the ruins of ancient civilizations.
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America In Colour Anonymoose 03/15/2020 (Sun) 06:18:24 No. 6931 [Reply] [Last]
Anyone watch this series? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42XISWiH7jc It chronicles from 1920s to 1960s and then various other americana stuff. I watched the 1930s one and it seemed pretty relevant now >Economic crash because of nature >Democratic candidate proposing a new deal >1 term US president >authoritarian regimes emerged in several countries in Europe and South America
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>This video contains content from CBS, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds. also we have a history board >>>/roulette/
>>6932 yeah but I though this was entertainment-ish more than historical knowledgey also fuck geo-blocks! VPN ftw

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Diplomacy Thread Anonymous Comrade 03/14/2020 (Sat) 17:18:33 No. 6916 [Reply] [Last]
Any of you guys play the objectively best board game around? Any alliances better than R/T?
>tfw you need friends to play board games with deal breaker :(

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Comrade 08/26/2019 (Mon) 23:38:19 No. 162 [Reply] [Last]
do you watch sports?
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>>6874 Literally retarded
>>166 >>6874 >>6877 You use a foot to play football. Also more of the world plays football and many refer to it as foot+ball in their own language.
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>>6890 >It's called football because the ball is a foot long. Why can't we just call it something like Gridiron or Armorball?
>>6890 >>6906 American football and association football aren't the only types of 'football' in the world. There is rugby football, Australian football and Gaelic football too. Football was just a catch all term for any sport where you kick a ball to score a goal. It is also only due to rules changing and the introduction of forward passes that American football is a touchdown dominated game and not the godforsaken limbo of fighting for field position to kick for a point that it was in the early college days.
I love hockey, and I'm bummed that it has been "suspended".


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