PSL. Fan of FOSS. Suffers from tsundoku.

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It’s fascinating to see—in real time—the contradiction between imperialist interests (NATO pushing Ukraine into a proxy war) and finance capital interests (ensuring Western powers maintain financial hegemony) work itself out.

Do the powers that be care more about maintaining forever war, thus bankrolling the MIC indefinitely, or ensuring USD hegemony? This article, as well as the trend of BRICS strengthening, seem to imply the former is more important to the global capitalist class.




I can’t find it, but there’s a gut-wrenching excerpt from a Red Army soldier’s memoir about them trying to speak different languages to the prisoners upon discovering the camp. They weren’t understanding the soldiers until one spoke Yiddish, and then the prisoners’ eyes lit up because they realized they were safe.


I whitelist-enable JS with ublock on a per-site and it’s so satisfying being able to fully use a website with JS disabled.



I’ve got one right next to wear I live and it’s stuck behind the door of an abandoned storefront so there’s nothing I can do



From a lib journalist no less
> Addressing a Chambers of Commerce meeting in Boca Raton today, Zelensky thanks BlackRock, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, and others for their support of Ukraine. Adds that sending Ukraine heavier weapons, like Abrams tanks, represents a "big business" opportunity for US corporations
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Interesting, but also not surprising. Like I said, it works completely fine with the exception so this was more about drawing attention to the issue.


Security exception required to connect to Lemmygrad
I'm running Firefox 109 with arkenfox (mostly default settings). When I try and connect to lemmygrad.ml, I'm given an `SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN` error. Once I create an exception, I can use the website like normal. Is this something going on in the backend of things or are my browser settings just too high? Note: lemmy.ml doesn't have this issue, I can connect with no warning about certificates.
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For some reason TNR is one of those fonts that I don’t hate, it just feels like such a “default” font (which it is for many, many people). Seeing it just makes me wish people would branch out a bit.


gotcha gotcha. making the switch is definitely on my list of things to do.


oh I thought the bot would automatically convert the link, but that only works with comments.


What’s your favorite font?
- Serif: Palatino Linotype, Garamond, Liberation Serif - Sans serif: Noto Sans Display - Monospace: Liberation Mono The sans serif and mono fonts are what I have my computer set to; they're very pleasant to the eye. For writing, I prefer serif fonts because of the improved readability with large portions of text, especially on paper.
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What’s supposed to be the difference between the Ancom flag and the Ancom w/the “A”?


C’est la vie. I added a link to the video in the post (no need to watch, just so people know what it is).


I really want to know why I got this recommended, on a music-related video of all places. Do they not know who I subscribe to? EDIT: Here's the [video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1DpVYqdI14) (it's a US soldiers coming home compilation).
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Update: watched it with my gf (who hasn’t read the book). We both liked it.

It skips over the Cultural Revolution opening pretty much entirely and goes right into Wang’s perspective, then ends a little after his first meeting with the military. Subs are solid (a lot of dialogue is directly lifted from the book!) but go a little fast. Looking forward to watching the rest of it.


How much of the book does this episode cover?


[Tweet](https://twitter.com/SparrowEnjoyer/status/1585782377171030016?t=e8Mdtd1aISwReQ_iKT42_Q&s=19)
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Point one makes sense. The Obama blurb on the back definitely surprised me but so far I’ve enjoyed the book. Haven’t gotten too far into it yet but it’ll be interesting to see what happens with regard to point 2.


Woah woah woah what the fuck are those characters at the end of your post title? Are you some sort of Xi agent???



Ooo thank you for the link. Luckily I have Jstor access through my job so I’ll give it a read later.


definitely going to try this out more after work, I’m interested to see how accurate it is to common practice period conventions.


Question about GPCR/Three-Body Problem
I just started *The Three-Body Problem* and have really been enjoying so far. That being said, the first chapter takes place during a struggle session at a university, where a professor is accused of reactionary thought by teaching Einstein's theory of relativity and the Big Bang Theory by his own accord in an intro physics class. Is there any historical truth to this sort of backlash, and if so, why? I'm no physicist, but I don't understand how ToR/BBT contradict dialectical materialism.
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My partner bakes a lot (and is really good at it) so our place always smells great.


Empty skyscraper in country with world’s largest GDP: *crickets*

Ryugyong Hotel unfinished in a country embargoed to hell and back: COMMUNISM IS EVIL


USSR just wasn’t that interested in nuking everyone else, it’s not USA

b-b-but muh cold war! evil commies wanted to nuke us!


Orientalism aside, one of my favorite symphonies. I get why *Scheherazade* gets more attention, but imo *Antar* is a masterpiece of its own, especially the first movement.
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Firefox with either

Through uBlock, enabling JavaScript on a site-by-site basis can help with privacy. Although, because disabling JS is uncommon, it can increase the uniqueness of your fingerprint.


NewPipe is great, and if you’re in the regular youtube app, you can use the share feature to send a video to NP for immediate download.



Downvoters’ parents got fucked by Mao


I’m getting bad vibes from the author after skimming some of the other articles on the substack.


Someone I know who's an an*rchist and vocal anti-AES shared this and I was wondering if any comrades knew more.
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I’m trying to get through all of the BOTW dlc before the sequel drops. Rimworld and HOI4 are always go-tos. I also want to try 40k Mechanicus again after getting it a while ago.


> China’s murky statistics are fueling widespread public distrust. Its narrow definition of Covid deaths “will very much underestimate the true death toll,” the W.H.O. says. [[Full article]](https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/23/world/asia/china-covid-death-toll.html)
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*throws up a nazi salute* “Why is everyone mad at me? Can’t they tell I’m trolling?”



Are you talking about entire-issue scans or individual articles? They have a pretty extensive digital archive on their website.


I currently have subscriptions for *Monthly Review* and *The Baffler*, but I'm always curious about what other people read.
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>In the United States, for over a hundred years, the ruling interests tirelessly propagated anticommunism among the populace, until it became more like a religious orthodoxy than a political analysis. During the cold war, the anticommunist ideological framework could transform any data about existing communist societies into hostile evidence. If the Soviets refused to negotiate a point, they were intran­sigent and belligerent; if they appeared willing to make concessions, this was but a skillful ploy to put us off our guard. By opposing arms limitations, they would have demonstrated their aggressive intent; but when in fact they supported most armament treaties, it was because they were mendacious and manipulative. If the churches in the USSR were empty, this demonstrated that religion was suppressed; but if the churches were full, this meant the people were rejecting the regime's atheistic ideology. If the workers went on strike (as happened on infrequent occasions), this was evidence of their alienation from the collectivist system; if they didn't go on strike, this was because they were intimidated and lacked freedom.—Michael Parenti, *Blackshirts and Reds*, 41.
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Take a drink every time they use the name "Mr. Kim".
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>the U.S. military has the distinction of being the only U.S. government agency to have never passed a comprehensive audit. >The Navy plans to expand its ship production in an effort to maintain an edge over China, with a particular focus on a new attack submarine and destroyer ship. Ah, there it is.
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