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Welcome to /hobby/, plus mod feedback thread!

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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Game Design

Aren't video games a most perfect realization of the spectacle? I fail to think of anything which has made a "concrete inversion of life" so effectively as video games. More than this it seems to exhaust all who play them of the tribulations of life there by converting them into the most significant population of last men to date. Recognizing this it follows that video games are only useful to the extent to which we can make games capable of waking their viewer to the theft of their life by the bourgeoisie, both in terms of surplus value extraction, and in terms of the spectacle.

It's entirely possible that many here could team up to make a game capable of waking its viewers to the theft of their life by the bourgeoisie, both in terms of surplus value extraction, and in terms of the spectacle. While making a quality 3D game is much more challenging it is possible to get good results with GPL engines as that screen shot shows. Even if nothing else it is a productive direction for leftists with this affliction to pursue, and on a personal level resist the spectacle and alienation.

Any ideas for plot or mechanics of a game of this sort?

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MilTech: Soviet Military Technology

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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/survival/ - Survivalism, Preparedness & Cost-cutting

ITT post practical survival, self-sustenance and cost-cutting tips, not utterly useless political/macroeconomic/philosophical theory (that you will never be able to implement anyway because you are just plebeian on the internet, not part of the ruling class) and whining that you see on /leftypol/ The target audience can range from scavenging hobos to minimum wagers to landowners with no mortgages.

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cringe anti communist songs.

i'll start with Johnny Wright - Hello Vietnam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNHOFyIaGD8 "We must stop communism in that land Or freedom will start slipping through our hands"

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/leftygsg/

Thread for discussing grand strategy and similar games
Should 4X games be allowed in as well?

Also posting a link to Napoleon's Legacy, one of the few good things to come out of /gsg/:
https://github.com/napoleons-legacy/mod

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Fiction so subversive you aren't allowed to read it

http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/fall_01_20/ Here's the remanents of one Anybody got a copy? What other fiction out there is too subversive for us proles to dare read?

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/furry/

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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Dystopian Sci-Fimovies

What are some good dystopian sic-di movies.

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Generic advice for learning a European language

Before you learn anything else, learn how the various letter combinations are usually pronounced. For example, in English -tion is pronounced like shn for some reason, and in German it's pronounced like -tsyon. German sp is pronounced like the shp in hashpipe, and there are many other regular patterns like that. Autistically drill down this stuff BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE (I know I repeat myself).
>B-but anon, I can open any book introducing a language and it starts with a bit of that
I DON'T MEAN JUST A BIT. Try to get to the point where you can read something without an accent while you still don't have the faintest idea what the text is even about, reading it like a native when he encounters words he does not know and just follows the most usual pronunciation patterns of his language.

Suppose you don't do that, how do you learn the spelling and pronunciation of a word then? It will take much longer since it will seem to you like there's a big arbitrary element in the way the words are written – meaning a ton of rote memorization – and only after a lot of memorizing work will the regular patterns slowly reveal themselves. But if you start with drilling the regular patterns, the part of the writing system that looks arbitrary to you will be much smaller. It will be much easier then to guess how something is written just by hearing and it will be much easier to remember words.

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let's talk about web development. i have skills in HTML CSS and Javascript as a hobbyst. i want to change career. https://careerfoundry.com/ what does /hobby/ think of this course? relatable? what are the skills necessary to land a developer job? what do you guys think of this: https://techcrunch.com/2016/05/10/please-dont-learn-to-code/ is psychological terrorism? the market it's full or there are possibilities to be employed even if you don't have a college degree? what is going on actually in the industry? everything related to web development.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqXRMRo2Xlw
New DLC coming for Ostalgie!

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thinking about playing simcity4 again what mods should i get?

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One Piece is leftist

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Alternative chans

Post all obscure and underground imageboards in this thread, the chan must be at least half-dead so no archived chans.
>inb4 'hurr durr don't put muh sekrit klub in the limelight'
The population here is low as it is, there's also a large overlap between this chan and others.
I'll start:
Dreamch.net
Arisuchan.jp
Uboachan.net

There was this one I faintly remember and I think the theme was either dinosaurs or lizards...

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What youtubers does leftypol watch? I personally like codys lab and penguinz0.

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why arent you using Linux dumbass? You have zero excuses

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What are some good communist anime?

I liked kemono friends a lot.

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Comics & Cartoons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtEkUmYecnk
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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poetry thread

Loyal parents who sacrificed so much for the nation Never feared the ultimate fate. Now that the country has become red, who will be its guardian? Our mission, unfinished, may take a thousand years. The struggle tires us, and our hair is grey. You and I, old friends, can we just watch our efforts be washed away?

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/diy/

Do It Yourself

ITT: Everything DIY
>Handymanship/Making™
>Transferable skills in revolution/collapse
>Sustainability and Self-Sufficiency
>Guides and Blueprints
>Home Improvement/Maintenance if you're bougie enough to own your home

Don't post shit that will get you or the site v&.

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How did these clearly left wing books become a symbol for ancaps?

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Knitting

Yo, I wanna knit some shit. I already have the sticks and the yarn. Hook me up with some basic patterns and tutorials. I want to do a scarf first, something straight and simple.

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Cooking thread!

Just post pictures of delicious food and we'll all try to figure out how to cook it later!

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For all things related to the Chapo.

https://soundcloud.com/chapo-trap-house/tracks

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Film Thread

Alright filmfags, show me what you've got. <S Tier - Timeless >Tarkovsky: Stalker, Andrei Rublev, Solaris >Klimov: Come and See >Bela Tarr: Turin Horse, Werckmeister Harmonies, Satantango (all very demanding) >Bergman: Persona, Seventh Seal >Herzog: Aguirre (I love them all but this one stands apart) >Kubrick: 2001 <A Tier - Food for the soul >Visconti: The Leopard, Rocco and his Brothers >Fellini: La Dolce Vita, Amarcord >De Sica: Bicycle Thieves, Umberto D. >Pontecorvo: Battle of Algiers >Cocteau: Orpheus, Blood of a Poet >Godard: Breathless, Band of Outsiders, The Little Soldier >Kurosawa: Yojimbo, Throne of Blood, Ran >Mizoguchi: Sansho, Ugetsu >Kobayashi: Seppuku, Human Condition >Fritz Lang: Dr. Mabuse, Metropolis, M >Bunuel: Discreet Charm, Simon of the Desert, The Exterminating Angel >Kieslowski: Dekalog >David Lynch: Anything, including Twin Peaks old and new. >Ki-duk Kim: Spring, Summer... >Gilliam: Brazil >Kubrick (pt. 2): The Shining, Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove, FMJ <A- Tier - Entertainment >Cronenberg: Naked Lunch, Dead Ringers >Billy Wilder: One, Two, Three, Sunset Blvd, Witness for the Prosecution >Becker: Le Trou, Touchez pas au Grisbi >Melville: Army of Shadows, Le Cercle Rouge, Bob le Flambeur >Clouzot: Diabolique, Wages of Fear (the ultimate languagefag film) >Bresson: A Man Escaped, Pickpocket >Renoir: The Grand Illusion, Rules of the Game >Ferrara: Bad Lieutenant, King of NY >Jodorowsky: The Holy Mountain, Santa Sangre >Peckinpah: Straw Dogs, Alfredo Garcia >Woody Allen: Annie Hall. All the other old-and-good ones too. >Carpenter: The Thing, They Live >Tarantino: Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs >Scorsese: Kind of Comedy, Taxi Driver. The rest can kinda fuck off. >Hitchcock: Pretty much all of them. Let's talk about movies, then. Don't have to be lefty films but obviously recommendations on that front are also welcome.

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How to set up linux for tor usage.

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.

STEP ONE:

Downloading tor:

ctrl+alt+t: Open terminal:

Sudo apt install tor
sudo service tor start

STEP TWO:

Downloading and setting up privoxy.
sudo apt install privoxy

Edit the config file:

vim /etc/privoxy/config

(If you don't have vim sudo apt install vim)

add in text at the bottom:
(vim insert mode: press I)

forward-socks5 .onion 127.0.0.1 9050

(press escape)

Type :wq (write quite)

Done, ammo loaded cannons ready to fire.

STEP THREE:

Set up firefox to use tor:

about:preferences: Network settings, Use custom proxy

(Privoxy runs on port 8118) 127.0.0.1 8118
Check off "Use this proxy for all protocols"

Done.

Takes literally 5 seconds and you don't have to inconvenience yourself by downloading a whole brand new fucking browser ONLY for the simple task of bouncing around encrypted packets through a bunch of proxies.

You also don't have to live with the hellscape that is Microsoft and the billions of exploits and bugs in and written for it. (Not to mention back doors.)

And before anyone starts bitching; Setting up firefox for privacy isn't that difficult.

Basically turn off all telemetry and geo location, referer headers (but you will need http refer headers for 8chan) and some other shit, Guide here:

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/09/firefox-hardening-guide/

But honestly none of that even matters unless you are a windows user or a pedophile and let's hope you aren't either one of those.

Have a nice day.

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/leftycraft/ 2.0

Thread for the new leftypol Minecraft server

go to https://aternos.org/

and to log in:
NEW ACCOUNT
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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What is your favorite Soviet tank? mine is the t80

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/leftyco/

Seeing how there’s multiple /co/ related threads on the board. I think we should just put all of them into one general just for clarity’s sake. Discuss anything related to comics and animations from comic recs, leftist animations to comic writers’ attempts to larp as leftists. Seriously is there a worse anarchist in the UK than Alan Moore?

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Lets Make a Imageboard - /hobby/ edition

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.

specifics
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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Batman

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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open-source robo-gf/bf

Hey you! Imagine it's Christmas/Kwanzaa/the Jew thing one year from now and you are sitting at the table with your family and you introduce your girlfriend/boyfriend to them. Let's talk about audio recognition and text-to-speech software, chatbots, and what other functions a robot friend should have. Clock? Vacuum cleaner? I just want to make clear one thing right at the start: This is not a sexbot thread. Building a sexbot looks like an awesome quest to many, but I realized it's a pointless one because of Anon's Law: Any AI advanced enough to attract me like a human-flesh character wouldn't want to have sex with me anyway.

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Is poetry dead?

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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¿Por qué Ucrania todavía no puede con los pro-rusos 6 años han pasado desde la guerra en Dunbass?

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I want to download Russian and Soviet games for my PC that recommend me but the problem I have with this computer is very old and it doesn't have a graphics card

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Metal Gear series

Are the MGS games based and REDpilled and Kojima /ourguy/?
I know Peace Walker placed Che and the Sandinistas in a positive light but 3 and 5 had some very red scare opinions on the USSR

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Disco Elysium

I think this game is on to something lads

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/mu/sicz thread

>No music thread
Step it up lads

>Boards of canda - 5.9.78
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A786lOX8jc

>Blackmores night - Journeyman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0gFz3_js1Y

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retro terminal

https://github.com/Swordfish90/cool-retro-term

looks like the terminal from FALLOUT

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How to edit video well

I need tutorials on how to edit video. Free (or cracked) software, how to mix sound well. What is the tool with the most used friendly design and stuff? Need it for making propaganda videos.

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ITT: vidya where USA soldiers are main enemies and you get to shoot them

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>Expensive
>Overly complicated to maintain
>Overlapping wheels frequently jammed
>Difficult to get to the battlefield
>Gun not that much more powerful than the Panzer IV
>Inefficient armour layout meant it was only impenetrable for a few months
>Subsquent medium tanks from all sides were better armed and armoured while also being cheaper, lighter and more serviceable
Why does the propaganda about the Tiger tank (and most German engineering from WW2) being the best during the war last to the modern day? The Tiger was an awful tank, a waste of resources and did nothing to change the course of any battle.

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what vidya does bunkerchan like

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PC build

Just building a semi-cheap PC to replace my old one I built 3 years ago, it's not really meant to be a brand new state-of-the-art computer but just one that's supposed to have the same power as my old one but that runs better. Also yes I'm using Intel because my past 4 computers have used Ryzen or AMD and milage has varied, intel is shit but at least it's shit that won't turn into a nuke like my AMD did(it was their very first 8-core) and also I'm trying to skimp on money so while expensive and probably not the best performance I at least know it won't require a fucking swimming pool for a cooling unit.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8W2Gq3

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Military Art Thread

I'm remaking this from 8/leftyb/. Post Communist/Soviet military tech art like pic related. No anime posts unless it's a high-quality drawing.

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Juche.town is still down.
What's going on?

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Gratitude journaling

I watched a video in support of gratitude journaling which claimed it's one of the best ways to feel more positive about life. I'm not sure how I feel about the idea, smacks a bit of self help woo woo but at the same time it isn't like it would be that difficult to try out. Video for anyone curious https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPPPFqsECz0

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Cooking and recipe general!

Share recipes and ideas for cooking delicious food! Hotdogs, chili, preferably healthy food!

I am vegan and I would like to say vegans and non vegans need to get along in this thread or I will fucking gut rape all of you.

I just made a fucking delicious Setain steak seasoned with onion and garlic powder with a little salt and pepper. On the side I had a salad and some riggatoni. I could get a picture, but, i'll make it tomorrow and post it up here in the general.

Here's some recipes, also: https://veganheaven.org/all-recipes/seitan/

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/champignon-mushroom-risotto/

These cookies are off the chain good.
https://spoonuniversity.com/recipe/the-best-vegan-chocolate-chip-cookies-you-ll-taste-in-your-entire-life

Enjoy!

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Thoughts on Hypernormalisation

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Filteries

Political and Economic simulator. Just for fun. Post your results.
http://filteries.com/politics

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Oldout thread

Old Fallout discussion, politics themes in the games and basic dunking on the shallowness of Bethesda's Fallouts.

Fallout 1&2 had some pretty anti-capitalist messages that never showed up in 3&4 methinks and the whole point of the series was shining light overexploitation and human conflict being self-destructing.

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/hobby/, what are your interests besides leftism?
https://www.strawpoll.me/18834899

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Acti-Jizz is already making a sequel to OW

OH NO NO NO NO NO
>https://www.polygon.com/2019/10/28/20936996/overwatch-2-art-leak-blizzard-gear-store-blizzcon
POST YFW BLIZZARD'S SHITSHOW OF A MOBA SHOOTER DIDN'T EVEN MANAGE TO OUTLAST THE 10+ YEAR-OLD COMPETITION BEFORE THEY HAD TO CUT THEIR LOSSES AND MAKE A SEQUEL!

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Joker

What are your thoughts on the Joker movie? Could it be considered somehow leftist?

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Todd has done it again folks

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Leftypol gaming

What games do leftypol play? I played through Stalker recently, I also like Deus Ex, Mount and Blade Warband, Dark Souls. I play supreme commander daily and generally enjoy strategy games.

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Storytime - Superman Red Son

What if instead of landing in the burger heartland, Kal-El landed in the middle of the Soviet Union? What if instead of Ma and Pa Kent, the man of steel was raised by the other man of steel?

In light of this thread >>>/leftypol/164364 I think it's time to storytime Superman Red Son. It's about 150 pages total, over 3 parts.

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>hobby
>Entertainment, Education, Technology, etc.
seriously retarded board

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Fantasy

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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How do I crochet

I heard this was a hobby board and I want to get started crocheting.
What supplies do I need?
Where can I find tutorials or guides on crocheting?
Is it possible to crochet a person as a beginner.

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/leftypol/ TV

We can watch stuff together on cytube. The nazis have their own channel, why shouldn't we?

https://www.cytu.be/r/classwar

Right now there are prolekult documentaries on, some Soviet kinos, random classics, basically stuff I could find on youtube. But I will be uploading movies as time goes on.

>Why does it take long to upload a movie?
Movies are hosted on google drive. Google has an algorithm that compares the hashes of uploaded videos to hashes of known pirated copies of movies. So public torrent releases that you find on rarbg and tpb get flagged quickly and removed. To avoid this, a downloaded movie has to be transcoded (I only have a 4c/4t ryzen 3200g). The movie is then uploaded to google drive (this is the part that takes the least amount of time) and once it is uploaded Google has to process the video so that it can be streamed/watched (this can take anywhere from an hour to a day).

Feel free to suggest movies and shows you'd like to see and I will slowly add them.

If you register your nick with cytube (no email required, just username and password) I'll make you a mod so that you can adjust the playlist, change movies, etc.

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Where does Bunkerchan stand with pewdiepie?

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This Land Is My Land

Settlers: The Game

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HL VR

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Seventeen Moments of Spring

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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jucika thread pls

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My CityState review

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.

This left me a bit stuck for knowing what to do, but things had become even worse, because my open borders policy for the past years had led to a quickly spiralling problem of 'informal settlers'. Essentially, through a combination of factors I didn't really understand, almost all immigrants had settled in slum tiles that popped up rather than in growing my residential tiles to higher levels.

Eventually I noticed that there were even little 'caravan' tiles of a crowd of migrants that would come in from the sides of the map to your city and then create a new slum tile. Apparently, one way to deal with this issue is by building walls or army bases but I didn't do that, obviously. I eventually made a concession to the gravity of the situation and put my immigration policies to neutral, but the damage had already been done, and my city now had about 80,000 slumdwellers, which was more than the entire employed workforce that lived in residential areas. My 'quality of life' meter still read 'utopian', yet the majority of people were unemployed and living in favelas. My city was in a death spiral, and I was now losing a lot of money each month. What could I do?

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Steam and possibly other online digital distribution stores will be forced to let you resell games you buy from them if EU wins court case.

http://archive.is/Nm6Gl

Would this be a win for socialism, komrades?

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bill burr on OPM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4WQal7L2Cw

what does /hobby/ think of comedian Bill Burr's interpretation of "One Punch Man"?

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General Yuri Discussion Thread

This thread is for:
*Screenshots, pages, and discussion about general series, current or old, not covered by an existing thread, be it Yuri, fully automated luxury communism, space or gay space communism. Cosmonauts and others both welcome.
*News reports about things relevant to our interest
*Original content that doesn't fit any specific thread topics
*Pretty much anything that doesn't have or need its own thread.

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Persona 5

I've seen some people who claim this game has very revolutionary messages and even promotes anarchism but it just seems like a really half baked and generic "rebel against authority" message. Thoughts?
[spoiler]Also, Haru best girl

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Should I just give up on love and women? Lately every girl Ive liked has been either swooned by someone else or just been generally disinterested in me and I havent even talked to them.

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Streaming Tech TV get in here /v/ros
http://webbstream.live/

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desktop thread?

Desktop thread

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Can start Another Fallout new Vegas factions thread

Not sure what to pick for the next playthrough

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Oh, so /tech/ stopped existing.
Wallpaper/desktop thread?

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Justice

If you like electronic music and haven't heard Justice's "Woman Worldwide" you owe it to yourself to give it a listen.

FULL ALBUM LINK: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLH3lfNtPhUxjYAuUU7fX-USuWI1WkgzAF

it sounds a bit like a modern DAFT PUNK. Won some music awards as well. i give it a 9/10

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WHO /BRAINTRAIN/ HERE?

post braintraining shit
https://www.brainturk.com/dual-n-back
I just started, apparently doing a session of this a day can help you quit drinking. its like a miracle. The way you play is you push the button when the sequence repeats however many times back. So it starts with 1 back, which is easy, you just gotta remember the very last position and letter. Then it goes to 2 back and its a lot harder on your attention span.

post scores

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What are you listening to atm, /hobby/?

Currently listening to the album Matriarch by Veil of Maya. It's one of those albums thats shit on the first couple of listens but then it starts to grow on you and all of a sudden you're headbanging to the breakdowns.

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Anons, help us make something great.

https://discord.gg/bNnugSJ

Bunker Media is a project to make a blog and a small podcast/radio show with a background playlist of laborwave and fan-made music based on a Wordpress-based website. We need writers, musicians, editors, translators, programmers, and listeners. We're planning on reporting on news, theory, practice, book discussion, and maybe other stuff besides.

>inb4 complaining about bunker media using discord

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What do you think about ZeroNet?
https://zeronet.io/
It's basically P2P web. Have great potential, also there is an imageboard there:
http://127.0.0.1:43110/1ADQAHsqsie5PBeQhQgjcKmUu3qdPFg6aA/

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"Me? Manjaro is the distro of my preferences."

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Bunkerchan Movie Night

So now that we finally have a general entertainment board...

People have expressed interest before in doing a Bunkerchan movie night. This is a thread to discuss that and to post any planned streams (Hoxha might want to sticky this).

So first of all: I'm not going to stream shit unless people show up. That being said, I can't stream every week at a time that works for everyone even if I wanted to, so if anyone other than me is able to stream and willing to, you should post here.

I'm also wondering what sorts of things people would want to watch. People have in the past talked about doing lefty themed movies and documentaries, but I think that'd be kind of limiting if it was all we streamed.

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clojure

what does bunkerchan think of clojure?

its a lisp that actually works for web dev and other SW dev in the modern day.

https://clojure.org/

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freespace

what does bunkerchan think of the Freespace series, meaning descent freespace 1 & 2 plus the expansion silent threat for the original.

Freespace 2, and its open source version remains to this day the crowning achievement of the "Space Sim" genre which it has never really topped, despite having come out over 20 years ago

the storyline is essentially a less personalized version of mass effect, or more accurately mass effect is ripping off descent freespace since it came out like 10 years later. Dead space also has similar lovecraftian themes

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Outer Worlds

Okay, come on, I know I'm not the only one that's started playing it, what do we all think?

No spoilers please, or put them in tags, cause it only just came out.

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anyone want to talk about the new Watchmen? I've been pleasantly surprised so far by lindelof. The recurring motifs are translated well into a series, its already a better adaptation of the original work than snyders.
Open

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/gradschool/

Are there any grad student anons? If so, are you currently working on research? Do you enjoy grad school?

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Does anyone have any e-reader recommendations? I don't want my eyes to blow up while reading.

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/leftytg/

Tabletop Games / Traditional Games
Wargames, Roleplaying Games, Board Games, Card Games, Drinking Games, and so on and so on.

What are you playing/running/home-brewing?
What do you have to recommend or criticize?

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Spooky movies for Samhain!

Happy halloween fellas (not for me because i'm not doing anything particularly fun or exciting today). I came up with a list of movies you might wanna watch today. Suggested by other people of course.
I haven't seen most of these movies in this list, but these are supposed to be good spooky movies/documentaries.
Documentaries:
Wild wild country
Going Clear
Jesus Camp (i saw this one, it's pretty good)
Jonestown
Holy Hell
Kentucky Teenage Vampires https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWclRSulGFQ[Embed]
The Keepers
We Need To Talk About Kevin

Movies:
The Hostel - I saw it, it didn't scare me much. It might appeal to other people though. It's more of a "getting kidnapped and raped a brutally murdered" kind of thing.
Angel Heart
The Fourth Kind - Only saw it partially, i think it maybe had some spooky scenes but it was years ago and i need to rewatch.
Noroi The Curse - I actually saw the full thing. I highly recommend it, subbed of course because dubbed japanese entertainment loses the emotion in the voice.
La Voyage Dans La Lun
The Demonic Tapes (british horror film)
Ju-on the grudge (the japanese version) - I saw this one too, but don't remember enough to tell you how good it was.
Shutter
Antichrist (the film)
Annihilation ( was interested in it a few months ago, it had some legit unsettling shit in it, but i can't see how it'd be a full on horror thing since some of it seems too artsy)
Audition
A Tale of Two Sisters
The Thing (the original not the prequel)
The Exorcist (maybe that's a normie movie, i don't know, i haven't seen it but it's gotten a lot of praise over the years)

Aside from that list you should watch the poughkeepsie tapes. It's pretty good. Also give REC a try. Not Quarantine though, REC. Also the original blair witch project.
That's all i got.

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/drawing/ general

Post your scribbles, doodles, chicken scratches, sketches etc. here. Let's make some art. I'll start with some things that I made quite a while back but never really got around to finishing.

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Magic the gathering General.

Well, throne of eldraine dropped and, I have to say, this is probably one of the most impressive sets i've seen come from wizards in a while.

Other than the push on all the whales and timmies there's some good things in this; genuinely unique stuff.

The alternative art/border cards really do look amazing.

But let's get down to business:

Right now, with the current format and meta change I would say that blue red and green on really on top right now. Blue has some great control and red/green has just been astoundingly fast. I have been hitting for almost ten by turn 3-4. Red was also blessed with some control in the form of Opportunistic dragon.

You throw some pelt collectors in and some Bonecrusher Giants and you are looking at some serious threats being placed on the field.

Right now I am running a Red/Green beat down deck. It's not optimized, but, it is running smoothly.

Anyone else getting into standard right now? What are some of your thoughts and opinions?/Strategies?

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Relational/SQL vs NoSQL

what is the advantages of nosql over traditional dbs?

why did programmers from 2006->2015ish all start writing and useing their own databases. whats the point?

people say oh its faster for the programmer because they dont have to write a schema but literally the only thing to change a schema is an alter table statement anyway which takes 30 seconds

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gibson

what does everyone think of William Gibson's classic cyberpunk novels / stories, are they any good?

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GNU Guix

Is Guix the operating system of the future?

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/rlm/ thread

the new BOTW is top 5 material
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7_ZU4dlqXk

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gaming on linux

do you guys think gaming on linux is picking up steam in 2019?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co6FePZoNgE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYoi_Liqi54

- Steam games on linux/SteamOS: more native titles than ever and protondb making wine setup and config a one click thing.
- Windows 7 support ending, windows 10 sucks donkey balls (Cortana, offline account option now removed as well)
- Intel, AMD graphics drivers at near parity, Nvidia catching up
- Google making a game streaming service (Stadia) means they obviously plan to port games to linux, it can't work without it
- Vulkan API is going to replace both legacy OpenGL and Direct3D (easier to port, even more cross platform engines as well)
- Lutris > playonlinux, making installing top titles extremely easy.

What do you think guys, is 2020 the YEAR OF THE LINUX GAMING DESKTOP?

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Deus Ex Series thread

I just started playing the original Deus Ex after watching Sseth's video on it recently, and I'm hooked. I played the new games a couple years which were also great, they introduced me to Cyberpunk. Thoughts on the series?

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friday night

it's now Friday night EST in the US. what are you doing bunkerchan

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Airsoft/Milsim thread

Airsoft/Milsim discussion, gears, Airsoft guns and so on and so on.

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Anybody have this as a hobby?
https://youtu.be/bM5SJMsfmh8

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Let's have a fun little family tree thread /hobby/
You can whip one of these up in MSpaint in about ten minutes
I'd like to see what all of yours look like

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Dark Heresy Game Night

Date, rules, setup and polling for the Dark Heresy game,

If you're gonna play just give a reply saying so and also we still need a GM and to decide on what supplements we're using, character sheets etc.

And the date. That bit's important.

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>Be me in 2014
>22 years old incel
>I had Elliot Rodger like reference.
>Be very shy to talk with girls
>Read about dialectic materialism
>Be redpilled by leftypol
>I tried to talk with girls on internet around the last year
>I made a facebook
>I did start to hit up with many girls in internet, speaking by calls.
>Those girls asked me for pics of myself but I ingnored them
>My insegurity apperce
>One of the girls very pretty asked me for pics, I decided to gave her a fake pothographic from google
>She dosen't notice.
>I did spend so much time speaking with her at least each day of week.
>I told her the true
>She convice me to gave her my real pic
>I did it
>She starts to spoke me lesser than before
>She didn't talk me anymore
>She just ignore me and shubborning me.
>I delete the account and leave facebook
>She had my discord
>She told me in discord, and said she missed me.
>I back to facebook
>She ignore me again
>This time I decide don't delete the count, I change the paswwor to another than I'll never remember and I leave facebok definitely
>I block her in discord
>I back to be a solitary INCEL again and hate womans.

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Arma Sandbox

Arma 3 thread
the only decent shooter sandbox game,
if anyone else is even playing it around here
Anyone experiences with good public servers and missions?
Best mods that are used?

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do you watch sports?

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General Collecting Discussion Thread: Bourgeoisie Edition

A thread dedicated to the discussion of collecting stamps, coins, weapons, military awards, etc

Do not buy items from sellers on eBay if they do not have an excellent reputation. On the web-site you can find copies of coins and badges that cost $10 each but people sell them as originals, so you are not safe even when buying cheap items. There are also web 1.0 style forums for professional collectors and dealers, like this one
https://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/
they are quite good and many people on them have decades of experience in collecting. These forums function like auctions and they are also very useful if you want to find out for free if your jewelry/coin/whatever is fake, or just take a look at people's collections.

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Federated Discord

Have you heard of Riot.im?

https://about.riot.im/free

its a federated discord alternative.

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Is Richard Stallman a socialist?

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Warcraft thread

A place to discuss anything relating to or World of Warcraft. Retail, Classic, news, lore or any other topics.

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Serenity now

Listening to an obscure radio station on a certain imageboard with a couple other listeners, several tabs open all with different topics, ranging from the NSFW and a blog on the feasibility of living in sewers to a live-stream of three painters critiquing their owm art. Fast food in one hand and my dick in the other, foot on the mouse and the other on the keyboard.

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War Thunder thread

WT general.
This pleases the Snail.

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Old school minecraft server

Macrochasm.net 1.4.7
>3 year old map
>Old versions
>Incrementally updating
>Version 1.4.7
>No rules
>Anarcho communist playerbase

How to join:
Create a new profile in the launcher on version 1.4.7, set the directory to .minecraft\macrochasm and start up

IP: macrochasm.net
Discord: https://discord.gg/EXfKwPf

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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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it's time to rise up /hobby/

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This thread is about creating software to help workers organize.
As per >>602 and >>>/leftypol/51843
Current idea is to make software to organize unions, whatever that might be.
Open

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Crusader kings 3

Thoughts /hobby/?

Disasterous lauch like Imperator?
Or will it make paradox great again?

trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuisQLk9PYc

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What are you working on?

This is the type of thread that you can write in every time you visit the site! You can do anything from use this as a personal log for your project, to sharing what you're hacking on at the moment, to critique something some else did in the thread, or request help with a bug you're struggling with. I'm looking forward to hearing what you guys are up to!

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Graphic Design General

I'm dumping some icons we could use for a cybersocialist planning software.

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Sunless Skies

>Shows the deep running corruption, inefficiencies and the shear oppression of Anglo-imperialism
>Working classes oppressed by the rich who have the luxury of time made material on their side
>Queen Victoria is a tyrannical monster, literally cannibalizing her servants and consuming highly illegal and body altering drugs Bonus Lyndon LaRouche points just for that
>Warhammer 40k type work-worlds staffed by wageslaves living in worse than slave-like conditions, exploited by their Dickensian overseers
>Communist, Anarchist and Esoteric-Anarchist revolutionaries portrayed mostly favorably, or at least more empathetically than other sides
>Reform is not enough and thus fails, only way away from the current situation is through drastic change to the current material conditions of the setting
>Trains. In space

Is this literally the most based game apart from really specialist kind ones like Kremlin Games in the last few years?

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Honestly

I feel kinda comfy here.
Maybe this wasn't a bad idea after all.

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dubtrack thread

i will keep this fucking thing alive even if it kills me

https://www.dubtrack.fm/join/leftypol-comrades

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What is to be done

The misses watches last week tonight with john oliver. It is seriously corrupting her revolutionary potential with some cold hard neoliberal properganda. Ive tried showing her the empire files debunk of Venezuela but oliver did, but she wasnt having any of it. Plz halp! She also watches Samantha bee which is fundamentally worse

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Educating others

Do you have some free material about teaching?

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Linux Sheeit

Many questions for you nerds:
1. What would be your recommendation for a person who is relativly new to linux but has some coding experience? I was thinking mint because its just easy to use and i used it back on my old laptop and didn't require as much work to maintain in general but im also worried about le spying.
2. What would be the best video editor I can pirate for linux? I want to keep making videos to spread class consciousness and am currently using Sony Vegas. I heard that davinci resolve was good but was wondering your suggestions.
3. Also, is gaming on linux actually okay now?

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Emma Stone is an amazing actress

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What is the best political game ever?

And why is it Hostile Waters?

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hey guys I've been working on a website, here's what I got so far
written in symfony
https://tiblar.com

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A leftist /tech/ board is great! Let's use it more, comrades!
Are any oldfags around who had the joy to come in contact with pic related or other micro electronics from real socialistic states? Sadly I was born too late to have a opinion on their products.

I read DDR lightbulbs were more durable than the western ones because they had no planned obsolesence; what do you think would our society today look like, if more elecronic products like smartphones were designed with a much longer lifetime in mind? Would the use-value of the products stay the same over time, or would it decrease with technical progress?

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Code of Conduct(s)

Perhaps a declaration of technical principles would be a better term, but regardless the necessity of finding a means (beyond licenses out of necessity) to secure our software from outside meddling seems to be all the more essential the more I think about it. There are approximately 90 CVE's (70% due to memory safety) in each Linux kernel major version, many of which remain outstanding even after moving to the next version, with the average lifespan between 3 and 6 years for "high" and "critical" bugs. The Linux kernel is now approaching 28 million lines of poorly documented code, making it completely beyond what a actual audit is capable of assessing, beyond comprehension. More than this the development of the kernel and funding of the foundation are almost entirely in corporate hands. Linux is but a example, every large component of major infrastructure (and rest assured if it's major infrastructure it will become large) suffers from similar plights.

What I'm not attempting to advance here is the suckless philosophy. In my opinion suckless goes beyond attempting to restrict the scope of their projects to an obsession with SLOC to the point of harming correctness and completeness (for a sound list of necessary features see here: http://www.loper-os.org/?p=284). They do not document their programs, following the mantra that code is documentation (which is true but insufficient). Additionally they fail to critique the accepted protocols and divisions of applications, which would allow them to not only make more correct complete software, but also to make in aggregate simpler software. As a example why make a separate windowing system, terminal multiplexer, terminal emulator, and text editor when these things could all be combined as extensions of one another. Why separate your text editor from your web browser? Why work with text streams and the file system instead of having a single address space? Why take X-Server for granted rather than building of Linux's frame-buffer.

What issues is it that I'm pointing at here exactly:
a) scope creep
b) illiterate programming
c) unquestioned assumptions (primarily those given to us by unix)
d) over-optimization (understandability, and completeness should be prioritized over micro-optimizations)
e) insecure technologies (for example unassisted manual memory management, and unchecked type wraps)
f) incomplete software (corner cases handled etc)

Can you think of any more, or a consolidation of the terms listed here?

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Essay writing / academic skills

Hey /e/

Im a brainlet prole that recently got a scholarships to university, and Im wondering if there are any resources that you could recommend to improve general academic skills with an emphasis on essay writing. I've done a general scan for books and courses on libgen and TPB. But I wanted to get some advise with a left perspective. When I say brainlet I mean dyslexic and when I say prole I mean any unskilled job I can land (bar work, kitchen work, construction, etc.) My degree is in healthcare and administration.

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Who else spends his hard earned (or state given ;^) ) money frequently on commodity fetishes like M:tg cards? How is such behaviour to justify (there is no right living in the wrong)?

One pal of mine tries to get me into his rpg-group, and I'm honestly thinking about it, even tough I don't have much interest anymore in high fantasy-rpgs.

Any other non-vidya gamers around?

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What side jobs to make money?

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I know this is likely a common thread and shitty question, but where would a newfag baby socialist who wants to work on improving his general privacy start? And are there any good resources online for learning more about specific tech subjects (Obviously preferably free)?

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endchan.xyz

what happened to it?
Open

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/lit/

What is your favorite book?
What book influenced you the most?
What do you like about books?
what are you planning to read?
What are you reading now?
/Lit/ thread because i did not see one in the catalog

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Linux, BSD setups

Discuss what's your setup and collection of applications on your personal computers, smartphones, embedded devices, Industrial equipment, etc. for opsec that other anons could use.
Gnu radio for police chatter?
raspberry pi gps with security features?
Special ECM equipment you're willing to show?
Post them here.
Open

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Is The Dark Knight overrated?

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What are some Free Software projects worth contributing to?
Open

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Education

What should Education under a Leftist system look like? The current system obviously doesn't work as can be seen by the large amounts of dropouts and general scorn and dissatisfaction that is directed towards the system.

I'm personally leaning towards the Sudbury Model of Education, essentially the government, school, and parents have no say in what is taught (preventing bias and the brainwashing type of education in modern public and religious schools).
The school's rules as well as other actions are decided by a democratic "School Meeting" consisting of Staff members and the entire Student Population, each has an equal vote and the staff possesses no veto power. Meaning that the school is mostly run by the students, there is no curriculum and no classes, the students decide what to learn, how to do it, and can ask other students or staff for assistance if they wish.
There are no divisions by age or skill meaning that younger students can interact with older ones at will and vice versa, allowing for older students to act as big brothers/sisters to younger students giving them a chance to develop greater empathy and responsibility while giving younger students the ability to find mentors (that they can personally identify with, unlike the ones assigned under current mentor-ship or tutoring programs).

It's worked very well already in the few schools that have tried it:
[http://sudburyschool.com/content/sudbury-model-education]
[https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/12/no-teachers-no-class-no-homework-would-you-send-your-kids-here/265354/]

What would be other good ideas and ways to reform the current system?
Open

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>>826
I've been trying to find some more information on the original systems operating in the Soviet Union. Especially those earlier systems that showed some promise and interesting features. I've been looking specifically at the BESM-6 due to the ample documentation available. The most interesting features to me are the system of modes, and bit packing, both of which seem very odd but interesting to me, oh also it's RISC which is nice. The CPU was also developed under the name Elbrus into the late 80's which is unique, and was reasonably competitive at the time. The Elbrus-3 which was a completely new ISA with novel VLIW capabilities was also competitive.
http://www.mailcom.com/besm6/
http://www.mailcom.com/besm6/instset.shtml
https://computerhistory.org/blog/the-elbrus-2-a-soviet-era-high-performance-computer/

Would any of you happen to have any information on the MIR «Машина для Инженерных Расчётов» machines? I'm struggling to find any information on them but they sound fascinating especially concerning "a hardware implementation of a high-level programming language capable of symbolic manipulations" which reminds me of the exceptional Scheme-48. Also it seems to be immensely capable for its size. Thanks in advance!

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Languages

What programming languages do you guys use? I'm mostly Python, Java, C#, C++. Used to like functional programming but IMO now that regular OO languages have alot of function features like first class functions its not as big a deal to write code in a pure functional language like lisp or haskell, better to write regular python or something and occasionally write some functional-styled code

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Is Raspberry pi 4 safe to use?
Comparing to Intel/Amd that may be backdoored

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Oh boy

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I'm going to start making videos, what editing software should I start out with and what should I use after I've been making videos for a little while.

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We need to make bunkerchan browseable on smartphones. Clover was really comfy for browsing 8/leftypol/. Any Comrade willing to help implementing the Lynxchan API to Clover/Kuroba?

Repositories for references:

>https://github.com/Adamantcheese/Kuroba
>https://github.com/chandevel/Clover

Currently they support only the Vichan API, but implementing Lynxchan API shouldn't be too hard.

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Hi anons.

What are some good podcasts about marxist economic theory?
I don't give a fuck about racism, troons being troons, philosophy, political science or Adorno's aesthetics.
I want to study marxist economics, not radlib bullshit.

Here are some I particulary enjoy:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh2UY1hxlMr4_7Az_iQ82HQ/videos (mostly news unfortunaly)
https://www.youtube.com/user/RichardDWolff/videos (econ profesor)
Open

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2s5hPLUHN8

you dindn't know that Richard Stallman was ALMOST communist??

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Can anyone give me a good GPU/CPU review site that doesn't do sponsored content? Like 75% of all articles about RTX i have found have been sponsored by Nvidia and it sucks.

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The Social Media Question

What is to be done about social media?

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LancerRPG: the leftist game about commie robots fighting against fascists

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Protonmail

hey what do you guys think of protonmail?

i use gmail right now

>founded at CERN, lol

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New tool album

New tool album is out.
Thoughts? Sounds good to me.
But, it feels like their swan song. They seem to agree. Anyone else listening?

In some respects it really sounds like they are pushing their boundaries in other it sounds very cookie cutter (not a bad thing for tool)

Thoughts?

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Revolutionary tech work

I have knowledge for FreeBSD/Linux system administration and programming skills in C, C++ and Lisp. What's the best way to use these for revolutionary work?

I thought of making an application useful for punks, bums and people living an anarchist lifestyle but these people usually either can't afford or choose not to use this kind of technology. I thought of an application that could help anarchists organize but I'm thinking it could also be used against us, because it could help fascist groups identify and find us as much as it could help anarchists find and help each other. This is dangerous because it's as useful for fascist missions as it is for anti-fascist/anarchist ones. Otherwise, hosting something like an IRC platform and creating an application to ease its use could be nice but it's already being done by IRC channels, Facebook/Messenger groups and Discord groups, and it still excludes people who don't have access to this kind of technology. The goal in making a new application would thus be to help people help others, or to make the use of the application by indoctrinated people useful to anarchists without them having to use the application. I can't find any interesting idea fitting one of these descriptions.

Right now the only thing I can see is contributing to open source software that's already being used as backbones for other revolutionary software, like news sites, blogs, applications, etc. to contribute indirectly to these while having as big an impact as possible (contributing to a library used by many platforms helps more platforms than directly contributing to one). That would be low-level stuff like nginx, widely used libraries, an IRC daemon used by IRC networks hosting leftist channels, etc.

About the FSF, contributing to software of theirs that interest me like emacs would only be useful for other programmers, who, by that fact, should already have enough talent to take care of their own and thus should be helping others. This goes for many projects by GNU and the FSF, which are often aimed at corporations and corporate pawns to make them dependent on their software and leech for donations to the foundation. In other words, the software is made to help capitalists who have money to give to the FSF. Also, contributing to GNU projects would force me to voluntarily give the copyright of my contribution to the FSF, thus alienating me of my own work. Maintaining intellectual ownership over my contribution is important to me, because even though I'm using a free license, I want to be recognized for it. The fruit of my labour is mine, made for others, and the way the FSF does things goes against that. Contributing to FreeBSD, on the other hand, would give me this, even though it has the same issue of being aimed at capitalists who have money to give to the FreeBSD Foundation.

What does /tech/ do to help people with their tech skills?

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Anyone play nation sims

Anyone play nations likes Cybernations or Politics and way

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Privacy general

Comrades, we need a thread on privacy. Any decent activist should try ways of staying anonymous on the web and prevent being tracked by governments and corporations.

General tips
===

* Use free software as much as you can.

* Use GNU/Linux and keep it up-to-date, to be sure that you don't have unpatched security exploits

* Don't use Flash Player, use youtube-dl instead for watching streaming videos online

* Do not use Google, use DuckDuckGo or StartPage instead

* Use a password manager like Keepass or for GNU/Linux users keepassx. Create new passwords for every site that you visit and use a strong password as a master password. A tip for easy remembering of your master password is to use a sentence. "i fucking love cookies and tits!" with extra capital characters etc. is easier to remember than some random characters and long enough to prevent brute force attacks of any kind.

* Use the Tor Browser Bundle if you really want to stay anonymous.

Firefox
====

* Go to Preferences -> History and set History to "Never remember history".

* See for additional tweaks: https://github.com/amq/firefox-debloat and https://vikingvpn.com/cybersecurity-wiki/browser-security/guide-hardening-mozilla-firefox-for-privacy-and-security

Add-ons
-----------

* Use uBlock Origin for preventing tracking etc. Bonus: use hard-mode to manually whitelist external domains on sites. Don't use uBlock but be sure to use uBlock Origin https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Blocking-mode:-hard-mode

* HTTPS Everywhere

* DecentralEyes: prevents CDN hosting from tracking you (Google for Jquery etc.)

* Self Destructing Cookies: only allow cookies that you choose to allow

OS
==

* Encrypt your hard drive or home partition at least

* If you use GNU/Linux, you can try to restrict systemd or syslog from logging.

* Use a distribution which takes security seriously. Also, be sure that you don't install a lot of things outside the repository. It will cover most of your needs.

Real life tips
===

* Pay with cash if you can



Feel free to provide tips to each other comrades!

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>the episode where Arthur tells off a literal kulak
Was this show secretly redpilled?

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Packet sniffing and interception via PAU06 Panda wireless

So I bought this pandawireless wifi card for packet sniffing.
i managed too get it running and in monitor mode on my computer, but, my machine keeps yelling at me about airmon-ng already being installed under "iw" which is what I used to put my dongle into monitor mode, but, I am not seeing any applications with iw loike airdump that allows me to monitor traffic in the area.

Can anyone help me actually make use of my wifi cards monitor mode?

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cybersocialist planning poll

https://forms.gle/3sBQnaFXdv5jhBAa7

answer some questions about how you would like the hypothetical open source software to be written.

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So what animu does Bunkerchan like?

I really love any anime that has something to do with uchuu!

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https://www.startpage.com/

TAKE THE STARTPAGE-PILL

its anonymous browsing (https, post, doesnt data mine) and also you can browse web page results anonymously with a proxy right on the page to btfo your employer and the glowniggers

STOP USING GOOGLE AND TAKE THE STARTPILL TODAY

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/leftyco/

Comics and cartoons are the industried were the contradictions of capitalism are the most noticeable

You know them I know them.

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MEN OF WAR ASSAULT SQUAD 2: COLD WAR COMING OUT THIS SEPTEMBER

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Lokinet General

I don't know if I am the only person here who knows what lokinet is, but, basically lokinet is an encryption service provider that acts like tor; tor in the sense that it encrypts your packets with multi-layer encryption and bounces them around through a series of relays.

What makes it different is that it also acts like i2p in the sense that it also encrypts the encrypted packets in a secure SSL tunnel while bouncing them around making it truly anonymous.

It's also a decentralized network of relays and nodes of which anyone can spring one up and become a part of and on top of that you can use it as your default DNS provider meaning you can use this network as a vpn with out having to go through shady capitalistic datamines claiming to protect your data.

The down side is it's small right now and not a lot of people use it. It's fast though.

Furthermore, I can't seem to get the relays you need when you try to use lokinet as a VPN to work. I spoke with the staff on their IRC network and they told me the relays are down for those specifically.

I don't know if they ever got them up.

Does anyone else fuck around with lokinet on /tech/?

Here's their IRC:

irc.volatile.bz +6697 or +9999
lolikaastbgo5dtk.onion +6697 or +9999

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Setting up zeronet for 08chan is a fucking herculean task of epic proportion.
How the fuck has anyone gotten this piece of shit to fucking function?

I finally managed to figure out in order to post you need to get an ID from zeroID but after I did that it wouldn't post while I was using tor. So I backed my torrc file uninstalled (cause it automatically runs on linux apparently) re-compile zeronet and then I can't make another fucking ID cause it's attached to my IP address. Like what the fuck? So I wait again, and attempt to make a post, after getting my cert, with out tor on and then i'm getting the stupid "Your post is Xbytes > 0" Error.

AFTER SETTING IT UP FOR TOR WHICH WAS ALSO A HUGE PAIN IN THE ASS. I had to find out the hard way that the apt package, as usual, is fucked.

Ergo, had to compile it.

Literally how in the absolute fuck do you get this fucker to function?

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cybermemes

some /tech/ memes.

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so is this /freedu/?
learn russian general anyone?

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kubernetes

can someone for the love of god explain to me what this thing actually does?