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MilTech: Soviet Military Technology Anonymous Comrade 01/04/2020 (Sat) 04:07:11 No. 4949 [Reply] [Last]
Haven't seen this thread revived anywhere so I thought I'd bring it back myself ITT: Discussions about stats of Soviet military hardware, tactics etc. Not strictly limited to Soviet stuff despite name.
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>>15241 >Air superiority is meaningless in the face of proper Air Defense You clearly do not understand electronic warfare or SEAD and DEAD missions.
>>15244 >You clearly do not understand electronic warfare or SEAD and DEAD missions. Except I do. Electronic Warfare can only do so much. SEAD and HARMs were used extensively in Vietnam. They reduced losses BUT, considering they faced outdated systems and hurriedly trained crews, these loss reductions are not enough. In Iraq they lacked proper air defenses and air-defense tactics and were picked off easily despite an only slight numerical superiority in terms of aircraft. In Yugoslavia, a country much smaller than Iraq and with similar military tech but better training and set-up, the SEAD systems were much less effective, despite NATO air forces being numerically superior by several times and severe infighting in the country.
>>15244 The idea "the bomber will always get through" was disproven in WW-2. Without full air-support by fighters and electronic warfare, a manned strike aircraft has little chance of getting into airspace defended by even a moderately technological military force. On the water however, air-defenses are no enough because they're all centrally located. AEGIS Cruisers specifically turn into huge RADAR reflectors when a carrier formation is under attack to confuse and attract missiles to target them. The Carrier itself lacks anything above rudimentary air defenses and an armored deck, which is useless against any Soviet/Chinese/Iranian cruise missile which are all heavy enough to break through with kinetic force alone (let alone the warhead). The US navy lacks such anti-ship missiles, with the Tomohawk being its only real cruise missile of major use and that's fodder.
>>15241 >North Vietnam This isn't the 60s. The tech gap has only grown, and it isn't as if the US doesn't have plans to counter air defenses. Military science is something they pursue relentlessly. Nothing will ever be like Vietnam again. >. Outside of the special forces and groups like the Marines Marines aren't special operations. Please read more on this. >The majority are literal college-students who entered the force for G.I. benefits. I take it you've literally never been involved with the US military. Even if this were the case, and it's not. The average US soldier and marine receives more, better-funded, training than anyone outside NATO and maybe inside. The exercises are bigger, the equipment is better, and the NCO corps, the ones that actually carry out training set by the officers, has about 18 years of combat experience. There is no comparison. >Again read the fucking quora post. They address ALL of this. 45 minutes is how long those carriers survive against any country with cruise missiles and a sufficiently sized and armed navy/army/airforce. The majority of Iraq tank and air-plane kills were literally abandoned vehicles who's crew wasn't even battle ready or willing to fight. Compare this to the VIetnamese or Yugos. This is very optimistic, and relies on the US risking carriers to begin with. This scenario is simply not going to happen. >Iran having only 1 border with the shallow and narrow Gulf of Arabia/Red Sea has a very good chance of defending itself against Carrier deployments, as its land-based cruise-missile systems can pick them off. Again, I think you overestimate the ability of Iranian defenses, and seem to think a US invasion would start with them showing up in the gulf, and not deploying forward elements specifically to facilitate movement in the gulf.
>>15264 >The tech gap has only grown No it hasn't SAM tech has not stopped improving and neither have counter-counter-measures. FFS Yugoslavia shot down an F-117 with an SA-3 and damaged 2 others. This was the 90s and they faced F-15s, F-16s, F-18s and other aircraft of the new generation against SA-3 and SA-6 units primarily. >Marines aren't special operations You read more I said, special forces AND groups like Marines. The Marines are not standard military, I know the difference between their training and army training is enormous. >Military science is something they pursue relentlessly And their opponents are just sitting with their asses in the air waiting and not preparing against it? >you've literally never been involved with the US military As a soldier? God no. However I do know or knew people who have served in the US military and am well aware of its basic functionality, its not secret after all. Hell the most secrecy is usually around covering up failures and unsavory missions. >The average US soldier and marine receives more, better-funded, training than anyone outside NATO Better funded? Yes, mostly because everything is overpriced More? Not much more than any comparable country, like Israel, Russia or China. Throwing money at something does not equal better, the F-35 is evidence of that. >exercises are bigger Russia did several gigantic exercises in the past few years, parallel to NATO, as has China and India. The USSR's exercises were so vast that they were the world's largest even today. >equipment better Hah, no. Only frontline troops going overseas or specialized groups like Marines, tank-crewmen and motorized infantry get proper equipment from the get-go.

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Alcohol Anonymous Comrade 08/23/2020 (Sun) 14:08:29 No. 15222 [Reply] [Last]
Why does it make evreything feel fine?
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>>15240 >I never got hammered but never understood the appeal. You feel happier and more talkative while hammed, you are willing to do (fun) shit you normally wouldn't do due to fear. >>15240 >I don’t like the taste of alcohol at all If it's warm it tastes like shit, but your sposed to have beer ice cold.
>>15237 I love beer. It tastes good and because the alcohol content is not that high you won't get the hangovers you would if you drank booze, and since it doesn't have as much sugar you won't get that gross feeling in your teeth if you are too drunk to brush your teeth. Plus it's the cheapest alcoholic drink in bars and pubs. If you are alone drinking one is fine, but getting smashed by yourself is just depressing and creates a really bad habit. If you want to avoid hangovers do as >>15238 said, drink plenty of water. >>15240 You just need to find a drink you enjoy (if you want to). I hate gin and vodka, plus I dislike wine, but I love beer, anisette and orujo de hierbas. Plenty of people who don't like alcohol enjoy bayleis, try that if you want.
>>15240 Alcohol is more of a social lubricant than something to be consumed for its own sake, I'll drink at home very lightly when not with others but I only appreciate the taste because I'm used to using it to ease social interactions, to be very scientific and cold about it, it helps overcome social awkwardness and relax, I think its telling that the best nights out are ones where the drinking is relatively slow but the chat is fast I've sometimes wondered how people from dry countries perceive western drinking cultures, I've been drinking and going into pubs since I was 15 and its so culturally baked in I can't really imagine life without that component, though it seems there are very few naturally dry places, even devout muslim countries have thriving underground drinking scenes so its seems to be a pretty universal thing Also all alcohol doesn't taste and hit the same, I like beers and vodka, especially when ice cold as well as very occasionally whiskey but can't stand wine or schnapps for example and things like Tequila or liqours make me feel physically ill regardless of how little I have of them I went dry for about 9 months and found it valuable but at the same time I did miss the social utility (and taste) of a good beer sat in the sun after hard excercise or a drink in the evening with friends
>>15250 The lubricant thing is the main advantage, as long as you're careful its a great way to connect with a variety of people that you would normally struggle to deal with. Sure if you're gregarious enough you might be able to do it without but alcohol is a shortcut and a way for the less socially inclined to build a rapport. People became alcoholics at home because it takes the edge off stress and makes pretty much everything more enjoyable.
>tfw nutritionist told me to stop drinking I'm gonna do it, but I'm going to kill that bottle of Sake first, not wasting those dragon ball sake glasses

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Hand Drawn Anime Sci Fi Space Opera/Mecha Anonymous Comrade 07/25/2020 (Sat) 04:31:06 No. 12678 [Reply] [Last]
Give me recommendations.
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Macross: Do you Remember Love had some great animation. It's a sort of retelling of the SDF Macross TV series, but I'd recommend watching the TV series first because of the story. Hideaki Anno did key animation for both. SDF Macross apparently didn't have the biggest budget as there is a lot of QUALITY and recycled animations.
>>13414 >F91 The animation was the only thing good out of that one. The mini-MS look dumb as hell and the story is lackluster at best.
Redline is insanely good, 7 years of drawing by Madhouse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiFjyqRfkpo
>>15181 So oldschool they draw their circles as ovals so they're circles for 4:3
>>>/anime/855 Mecha thread right there you idiots.

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Pipe smoking Anonymous Comrade 08/15/2020 (Sat) 21:49:06 No. 14928 [Reply] [Last]
Do you smoke a pipe? If so why and if not why not? It is a fun hobby and once you have invested in a pipe it is also much cheaper than smoking cigarettes. Can you recommend any tobacco? Or do you know what tobacco Stalin smoked, for example? It's easy to get Eastern Bloc cigarettes. I don't know about Eastern Bloc pipe tobacco.
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Good topic. A pipe is a poor man's cigar, anon. Pic related: Jimmy Hill ,pipe-smoker, footballer, trade unionist and TV pundit (Rest in Power) https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2015/dec/19/jimmy-hill-maximum-wage-three-points-match-of-the-day
Can you still buy Soviet cigarettes OP or what do you mean Eastern Bloc cigarettes are easy to get?
>>15008 OP here, in my country they still sale old GDR cigarette brands like karo or duett. You just have to search a little or buy online. About soviet fags I don't know. Would be awesome if.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MBRF_oOeJ8 pipesmoker of the year (featuring >>15003 and Harold Wilson)
>>15001 Smoking a pipe or the tobacco? A pipe is detached, no extra paper, leaves or filter in the mouth, just a literal pipe, sucking in the smoke. It's more a different feeling when breathing it in than a specific tangible difference. Tobacco wise, finely grounded and very dry tobacco works poorly with pipes in my experience. Burns away too fast and you can accidentally inhale the ashes since they're so fine. stringy not fully dry tobacco works best (don't pack it down into the pipe bowl though)

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Is poetry dead? Anonymous Comrade 12/28/2019 (Sat) 14:46:31 No. 4776 [Reply] [Last]
Button "Poetry" kept getting aggressively recommended to me in ads on Facebook, so I decided to check it out, and I have come to the conclusion that it is the most vapid psuedo-intellectual bourgeois spectacle I have ever seen (pic related) Libs eat that shit up when the poems aren't even well-written because it tells them what they want to hear. Sure, you can like what a "poem" is talking about, but that doesn't make it a good "poem", and the stuff they talk about is basic bitch lib shit anyway like "a cashier looked at me funny once at the grocery store, it was probably because I'm LGBT". Or stuff about muh depression. Newsflash; we're all depressed, honey. It's hard not to be in a society this alienating. If this is what's considered good modern poetry, can poetry be saved, or is it dead and buried? All of the examples of modern "poetry" that I can think of are similarly vapid, but I am very okay with being proven wrong.
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>>4798 why in god's fucking unholy name are these people so obbsessed with sex, I love wanking, I'll prolly love fucking, and I have a list of fetishes a mile long, but this, holyfuckwhy? sweet god above, upperclass guys seem to have a tendency towards degeneracy
Slam poetry fucking sucks, learn to rhyme your pretentious cunt.
>>5095 Cringe
Why porky despises formal art so much?
>>15149 because it takes effort?

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Hazbin Hotel Anonymous Comrade 06/12/2020 (Fri) 04:21:00 No. 10484 [Reply] [Last]
How do you feel about it (and its creator)? also please spam Charlie pics
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>>14972 me too. It has a charming style in my opinion, the colorscheme is nice to me too.
Angel Dust sucks
>>15118 dick
>>15119 No he's a bad character
>>15120 eh, prolly, I think he'll get fleshed out more as the series goes on

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Anonymous Comrade 03/25/2020 (Wed) 19:04:30 No. 7383 [Reply] [Last]
general lego tread
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>>12610 there are actually some pretty good knockoffs out there too if you look https://bricklepin.com/lepin-star-wars/
How active is the Bunkerchan Lego community? im trying to get away from 4chan as the constant /pol/ism there is getting tired, never got into using reddit, so im trying to find new communities for my hobbies. This seems to have a post every few weeks.
>>14647 We're a slow board but if you post enough questions and other posts, you'll get people replying more actively.
>>14647 have you checked out /lg/ on /toy/ lately? The super mario sets have caused a wage of /v/ shitposters that spam the threads non stop and have made them totally unusable
>>7433 >HURR DURR YOU CANT SAY LEGOS motherfucker build me right here and now a 5 stud wide car that resembles an actual car with steering and opening doors that also fits a minifig or two if you're so cool i take 6 studs if you can fit the minifigs side by side

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Horror discussion from a leftist perspective /Leftyhorror/ 08/15/2020 (Sat) 15:52:31 No. 14910 [Reply] [Last]
I've seen only a few other threads about horror on here and they seemed too specific, so I thought I'd make a broader one. How do you feel about the current state of horror media? To me it seems at it's always been in a way; a mixed bag. However I feel like I've noticed this trend and, correct me if you think I'm wrong, a lot of more successful recent horror seems to be more creator-driven than in the past. This is natural I think, as the internet has opened a lot of opportunities for more unique visions and riskier decisions that large studios would otherwise reject. In a strange sort of symbiosis, though, these large studios attempt to acquire these successful creators and even properties for themselves; see the phenomenon of Slenderman for example. Once an entirely community made, solely internet creation has gotten several of his own movies, and has by and large become an 'artifact' of sorts of 2010's-era web. Studios cannibalize these unique properties and, once they've made some modicum of a profit, utterly destroy the integrity of them, leaving communities to look for the next big thing in horror. With that aside, feel free to discuss almost literally anything horror related here; movies, books, ARGs, games, creepypasta (the rare good kind, if you can find any).
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>>14960 Fuck off 80s special effects were great they were the peak of special effects, if not then it was the early 90s so yeaaaaa
>>14930 We're in another golden age.
>>14969 No we’re in a fools gold age
>>14910 I've been told before that horror has had a history of being progressive, and that it is a reactionary genre. Is there a progressive horror lineage?
Zombie movies are great, especially when done in a fresh way, like Train to Busan. I like that the genre was started as a critique of consumer capitalism -- mindless people consuming everything in sight, set in a mall. Zombies are consuming a finite resource (humans) and they do it so that the resource cannot multiply itself, zombies represent unsustainable capitalism. Looking at it in a dialectical way, zombies are often caused by research and experimentation. Unlike other disaster movies where the threat is always without, zombie movies show us that human activity itself carries the seeds of the destruction of our civilisation. In disaster movies there is a threat that the whole Earth will be wiped out, the damage is always total. In zombie movies, there is no such expectation. Zombies are ultimately a threat that can be defeated, either by killing, or by hiding in a bunker until they die off. In zombie movies they're always fiddling on the radio, trying to find army bases (yeah, shit implication), and so on, implying that no one assumes that zombies can get everyone on the planet; unlike an asteroid that destroys all life on Earth, or the Sun dying, or the Earth's core stopping rotating, etc. Zombies are a threat to our civilisation, not on human life. Human life will continue, even if it is some fucked up mad max society.

>>13354 What do they do?
>>15022 shitpost and dab on christoids by behaving like the ideal of what a christoid should be, but claiming that God is anticonducive to being kind and caring while that is instead what Satan espouses.
Satanism is Bourgeoisie
Satanism is a dumb meme. Communism is against religious tripe. Judeo-christian religion is impossible to quash, but we should not encourage new religions.

Are the aliens already on Earth? Anonymous Comrade 08/11/2020 (Tue) 01:31:46 No. 14783 [Reply] [Last]
So Jamie Peck recently joked that aliens are watching us and they were going to give us space communism, but then they decided we weren't ready. Because we can't even overcome racism within our own species. Do you think aliens are among us?
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>>14900 >Don't abductees universally say they're brutal rapists? I don't trust the abductees
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>>14904 I wish anime girls were aliens then at least we would know that they exist
>>14788 >The aliens that are all peace and love and are like "We come in peace plz stop fighting yourselves so you can join the intergalactic federation :)" Or whatever are almost always described as being Nordics and / or Pleiadeans. Yes, because these memes come from a literal, Falungong/White brotherhood-esque racist cult, and further on from the also racist theosophic society. >Grey's are the ones that want to shove probes up your ass and Reptiles are just assholes that literally feed off of your bad vibes and vices What the FUCK would an interstellar civilization possibly need from Earth monkeys, aside, perhaps, doing a footage for the space discovery channel?
>>14961 Space porn


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