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Hello Ernstchan. Where is the serious discussion about computer's hardware?
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>>45157
Why would anyone want to install Windows 8 in 2020? I'm serious. Why? Pleas don't come up with some bullshit explanation because you do not have any reason what so ever to do that and if you think you have you are very wrong.
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>>45158
Well which one? Or I have a better question namely why in the fuck would I ever put it on there to begin with? Why the fuck should I pay out the ass for a massive piece of spyware at the OS level which I hate? I mean maybe you don't give a shit because you're a Swede for the same reason I'm more ambivalent about Chinese spyware but I actually have to keep living here for now.

So that's one thing and the fact in case you can't tell that I've fuckint hated every iteration of Windows since XP in fact if I could get away with it with modern gaming I'd just install a cracked version of XP instead. It had its things but I quickly grew accustomed in spite of liking certain things more about Windows 95. Then the dark days arrived with win7, which I tolerated like mold on an otherwise perfectly good sandwich. Then 8 was foisted upon me and I couldn't stand it any longer or its absolutely BULLSHIT tablet design calling every executable an "app" and the least user friendly piece of a hog's shit I've ever seen but at least I am and have been use to it for ages and more importantly it's the closest I have to backwards and forwards compatibility right now, which is the entire point of the design of my new rig.

A hell of a lot of games have trouble running in win10, an OS I've heard not one single good thing about ever to begin with. Which means my new gaming rig would all of a sudden have problems some of which I'd never even be able to fix and leave them DOA like Deadlock is for even my current system. So I'll be paying a lot of money for an NSA bot baked right into the system while preventing me from playing my games and pissing me off and making me angry every single time I turn it on, as opposed to 8.1 which by the way I never even upgraded to until 2019.

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No. 45161 Kontra
Will I get in trouble for using a ganked activation key for windows 8.1 from some shady website or site that uses a keygen or something? If my OS is that obsolete will mS even notice I don't have a properly activated OS or something? yes I am aware of the fact this is also a security hole most likely
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>>45160
Well since you seem like a reasonable guy I won't argue with you anymore only leave you with this.

> NSA
You are really ignorant if you think you will not be even more of a target running operating systems obsoleted by the vendor. It isn't like they have any qualms about using unprotected systems for various things. They and like a million or more other actors creating botnets and what not. People who do not update are the cancer of the internet. Their computer gets used in all kinds of shit with out them knowing. Just run a server and watch the logs.

"bbb..but reason X, Y and Z make me secure". No, again because for example NSA. They have some smart people. It is bad enough that fucking X-ray machines and other medical equipment run Windows XP and constantly gets hacked.

Also "new gaming rig" and Windows 8. Enjoy issues.

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Old one is on Systemkontra
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>>45149
In any case you will find books a plenty. But it's always nice to know that ones library has most of the books one is looking for. And yeah go to these days. It's a mistake to not do it I think when you know nobody there. I'm thinking about skipping the zoom socializing game that is planned for my start... tells you how weird it is but yeah that is how it is, should probably just give it a shot, now I'm getting nervous thinking about it. Tbh the zoom casting I had for a room was quite chill so maybe these thrown-in convos are ok in the end
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>>45111
Today I did nothing productive either. If I don't get things done in the morning, there's little hope of accomplishing anything later.

One goal that I did nothing to build towards is going back to school to get a second bachelor's degree, this time in plant or agricultural science (my current social science degree has been mostly useless after I abandoned the idea of academia). I find the subject interesting - I almost double-majored in plant science the first time around - and getting a proper degree in it should provide many job opportunities both domestic and abroad. It would also help prepare for my long-term dream of having a small farm.

Unfortunately, as an American this degree would likely cost me >$70k, even if I only take 2 years to complete the degree, and even if I do it all online through a public university. I could easily learn everything associated with the degree through self-study and free lectures available online, but without the magical $70k piece of paper awarded by a university, all of that knowledge would be worthless. This disgusts me at a profound level.

At this point, it seems like it would make more sense for me to brush up on my Spanish, and apply to universities in Spain or Latin America. Apparently, it's actually possible to attend university for <$2k tuition a year in a developed country. For 1/35(!) the cost of attending some state college situated in bumfuck nowhere Oregon, I could attend a renowned medieval university situated in a cozy historical town in Spain. There must be something wrong here, right?
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>>45162
At least here in Germany we have tons of english language BAs for foreigners, including niche stuff. Obviously a little bit more expensive than what you pay as a native but still nothing in comparison to american fees.
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Budapest was beautiful and goulash was delicious.

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Old thread is kill, this is the new Radio Ernstiwan thread. I'm starting right away with the 1905 show, going live RIGHT NOW (with pre-music)

Share your musical taste and your seductive voice (no homo) with your fellow Ernsts, and help making this chan not only enojoyable for the eyes and mind, but also for the ears. As always, there are no restrictions whatsoever in what to stream. Just share what you like, every streamer has his own ideas and style, and it only makes the radio more interesting.

The radio is available here: http://radio.ernstchan.xyz:8000/

Connection data for the public stream: see pic 3. See also the beautifully crafted pic 4 and the infos on the radio page itself for additional details. Don't hesitate to ask if there's anything on your mind, there are lots of people around who have working streaming setups running and will be glad to help you out. You can see at the top of EC (below the banner) if a stream is on.

Happy listening/streaming!
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>>45151
I'll do a show of some sort.
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No. 45159
>>45156
Also, regarding times. Thanks to the wonders of time zones, I can cover some of the earlier times, since right now it's 3AM CEST but 11AM here.
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>>45156
OK great, booked it as yellow, since my guess is that we will be able extend the schedule in some form, so there hopefully will be plenty of maneuvering space.

>>45153
>Feel free to change that yellow to green. Depending on how the schedule fills out, I could do more than an hour that morning, but for now we can confirm at least that one
Done! I also consider doing a second segment, but I'm kinda waiting until Prostmusik and Kosmonauten have made their move. Also I'm not sure if/how Alt can participate since he initially said that Sep 6th doesn't work for him - but if we extend to Saturday he might be able to make it. We'll know more after the weekend I think.

Also: If we extend to saturday we will have a night and an early morning to cover. In that case I was thinking that we could do some special events, like for example having another discord gaming session on early sunday before the marathon picks up at 12 CEST, or maybe the tabletop guys can broadcast one of their sessions (if that is even possible, don't know how those work tbh). We could also hold a tetris (spoiler: Kazakhernst wins) / speed chess / minigolf tournament. What do you guys think? Keep it strictly radio, or do some bonus stuff around the main event?
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No. 45165
>>45163
The tabletop game currently is just me using mic for my own benefit (faster than typing, easier to stream of consciousness something out of nothing when I need to) and the guys typing back their responses. If people want to watch, they're welcome in my books, but it wouldn't make great radio footage.

I'm quite happy to put on some video games though if you want a special feature. Got a new desk mic set up today to replace the busted one on my headset, so I can actually do proper streams again.

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Step 1: Post Random Pictures
Step 2: ?????
Step 3: Profit!
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>>44052
You're being overly specific, the image isn't supposed to portray the approaches of each civilisation/nationality 100% accurately.
It's just an almost completely true meme.

>Deus Ex GOTY I still think is junk.
I haven't played all of DE, but I did go beyond Liberty Island.
Honestly, it's not a bad game by any means. The music is sound for example and the story is also very good (for a video game).
It's just that in my opinion, it aged quite poorly in one particular department. The controls are incredibly clunky.
For its time, it must've been a masterpiece, but just like baroque-literature, it's very hard for a modern reader because of all the weird quirks it has.

And because the controls suck, I couldn't actually enjoy the game to its full extent. I can't fly the plane, but it's not that the plane sucks, it's just that I can't fucking control it.
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>>44777
It's really not and it isn't just because of the controls. Like I get that this was probably the first time lots of people were exposed to these ideas but it still felt like a kids game in certain weird ways while approaching very mature ideas, all of which I think helped it fill this niche at the turn of the century to where most people view it with a kind of nostalgia goggles. The overwhelming impression that I get is people specifically enjoyed it because they were under 20 when they first tried it. Like, probably 15 year olds.

I've already written at length here about than once about why I think Deus Ex sucks I think? but suffice it to say that the real problem hobbling it to me is the fact it's not that original and is basically just a 90s kitchen sink that came years too late and arrived just in time to seize on very obviously dated elements like The Matrix and The X Files and goth fashion just enough that probably it still gives people nostalgia, but that it was not remotely groundbreaking either for narrative outside the vidya medium at least nor especially for the mechanics.

Frankly the thing that I found most telling about everybody who raves how good it is is the fact that they try to say it was innovative but they never ever seem to bring up System Shock. Why? Because they were probably too young to have played it.

This has all made me realize that Eidos is basically a bunch of hacks who quite frankly just got really lucky and somehow popularized their game whereas the makers of things like Marathon and System Shock did not, most probably due in part to the fact that only a select small number of us even had access to gaming in the early to mid 90s and that by 2000 vidya while still being considered a "nerd" thing was already mainstreamed and popularized. But when you look at a game like System Shock and SS2 the whole argument that it was "innovative" completely falls apart. Having damaged limbs is in fact the sole defining thing I can even think of and many of the augmentations are not useful in fact I'm pretty sure I finished it with mostly just using heal. Almost all the other elements were pioneered instead by the System Shock games.

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We're back since the old one is on systemkontra now.

This thread is for discussing tabletop gaming, though experience shows that it's mostly been tabletop RPG discussion in various forms ranging from play experience, rules discussion and design talk. We currently have a game group ongoing, based out of a discord server here: https://discord.gg/ZGmpJe9 feel free to drop in. We actually play on most Saturdays at 0600 Zulu.

What are you lot up to in this field lately?
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No. 45137
>>45122
Yeah, today will be fine, even if you're a bit late.
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No. 45138
>>45137
I will be a bit late, too, had to go to a fruit and veggie market, standing at the bus station
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No. 45139
>>45138
You guys have a separate market for fruit and vegetables?

I'll be there in a few minutes btw, just need to switch to some clean clothes.
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No. 45142
>>45139
There's fruit and veggies at the supermarkets, but also family run produce tents where it's often cheaper and fresher. Also small meat markets where they also sell kumis and Kurt and shubat

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I would like to have a thread to discuss various types of architecture.
There are lots of oddities out there, and many interesting things to talk about.
I think that I will make some stream-of-consciousness posts.

Earl Young was an American architect who, without formal training, developed his own regional style in the midwestern united states.

Earl used nothing but local materials, and his homes look very romantically medieval, but with modern fixtures. They have been called "mushroom homes", or "hobbit homes".
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>>45011
I often rode passed the Hundertwasser house in Plochingen by train, but this way you can only see the tower. I actually never had to get out there and I never did just to look at the building to be quite honest.

There's also the Hundertwasser-Bahnhof in Uelzen where you have to change if you take the cheap train from Hannover to Hamburg. Walking inside of it feels a bit like being at a techno/goa festival imo.
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No. 45132
>>45126
A bit too whimsical for my tastes. Like the first pic looks like a children's village. Do Germans have a thing for kitsch?
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No. 45133 Kontra
>>45132
>Do Germans have a thing for kitsch

These are not typical buildings, but Hundertwasser. I mean Germans like kitsch if you consider what the average German equivalent of home depot is selling as decor articles as kitsch and I would say it is. Houses are here are either ugly functional or just pale. You have some exceptions though ofc. Older 19th century houses or some modern stuff can be quite nice, it's about the shapes here more or less.
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>>45126
>Walking inside of it feels a bit like being at a techno/goa festival imo.
In addition to the mosaic tile designs, I can see his famous uneven floors in the pic. ("an uneven floor is a melody to the feet" t.Hundertwasser). They should have made an artistic ATM for that location. The grey one seems a bit out of place.
It's strange that such a colorful place is used for a common thing like changing trains. Strange, but in a way also right. Art shouldn't be restricted to museum walls. Put it out there, where it can become part of daily life. Look at the Maishima Incineration Plant(Japan). They process garbage, but that doesn't mean the building can't have an incredible Hundertwasser exterior. I read that they built that as part of a failed bid to win the 2008 Olympics. They wanted to make the city more beautiful. They didn't win the right to host the Games, but now they have a garbage dump that's so cool it attracts tourists:

Maishima Incineration Plant - Bulky Waste Items
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYzPIElUsFw

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Old video games systemkontra
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Played Battle of the Coral Sea in WitP today. Did a largely historical strategy but with a more aggressive use of Shoho in close cooperation with ground-based air forces (slightly gamey since the Navy and Army didn't really play that nice historically but eh). Her Task Force drew all the heat from Yorktown and they traded, which was (considering this was a scenario and not a campaign) a good exchange. A light carrier (albeit modern) for a Fleet Carrier left me with a 2:1 ratio of naval air power (Zuikaku and Shokaku) and actually ended up making Lexington retire to New Caledonia, giving me effective air superiority in the northern Coral Sea where the main action was happening. Using that battle as cover, I was able to push the landing forces through to Port Morseby and though it was a costly attack (several heavily damaged transports, lots of damaged airframes from flak, a couple of sunk transports) I did get boots on the ground and wore down the fortifications and defenders until I could shock attack and sweep them from the base, netting me an almost guaranteed decisive victory.

To give you an idea of how decisive my victory over the US Carriers was, I was able to muster 3x the amount of sorties over the course of the 2 week scenario, and for a good deal of that, escorting the bombers was a formality because I came across no fighter cover. That said, since my knowledge of what happened to Lexington came from post-game knowledge, keeping the escorts there was the smart play.

Very fun, I remembered why I love this game, even if the full campaign is just a tad too autistic at times.
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>>44961
Terminator Rampage experience. It's really funny to look at how much technical stuff went from this game straight into Arena, most notably engine and all it's issues. Well, at least Atena used advantages of geometrical engine, this game might be with raycaster without any issue and have 100 times more performance. Main issue with their pre-Xngine engine is that it's slow and laggy as fuck on machines it's desighned for... but it's speed CPU-depended, at least speed of animations, so when you play it on faster cycles it's have super speedy animatio0ns, both in arena and here.
But without this, this is just... another wolf3d clone? Of cource with it's gimmiks there than there, but it's all more or less flat abstract labyrinths with ~5 types of enemies you shot at. This game might be interesting only for people who are into history of beth specificly and seraching for works of artists and programmers of old bethesda and how they evolved over time.
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No. 45021
>>44960
Okay, so I played a bit more and it does seem a bit shallow, the base mechanic is interesting and well implemented, but there are way to few encounter maps, enemy variety is lacking, the game starts to feel a bit too much like a grind eventually, and whilst the voice acting is pretty good, there are very few lines that get repeated constantly, it started getting on my nerves after awhile.

Interestingly, the music in the menu (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2RRGCq0wFE) sounds exactly like the stuff I was listening to when I was a teenager in like 2005, I ended up just minimising the game and doing stuff whilst listening to the menu theme, and the same can be said about the first bossfight music too.

Anyways, I hope they will be working on this game, because it clearly has potential.
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Big news: Inezh, the original live actress who portrayed Jill Valentine in the 1996 Biohazard / Resident Evil, has apparently been found. After some investigative work from Twitter user Talonide, he was able to identify the actress. Details and an interview are still forthcoming, but for the moment, some of her work as a model for the Japanese market has surfaced online:
https://youtu.be/pZkzqMl5mxg

Even if the interview is entirely mundane, at least we finally have some closure on a decades old mystery.

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Rate my EVROPIVMS.

-The protestant war lasted 11 years and had a total of 4.6 million military casualties, I dismantled the Holy Roman Empire during the war.
-I focused most of my development in Konigsberg and Danzig, Berlin is just some irrelevant provincial shithole.
-Moscow collapsed in the most horrible way possible, a big chunk of their former regions have been converted to islam, orthodoxy seems doomed.
-I released an AI kiev a while back from lithuania and gave them a 6/6/6 ruler, they seem to be doing well in pushing back the tatars.
-Protestant Toulouse,
-Burgundy alive and well in the Netherlands
-The UK owned Normandy, Northern Brittany and Gascony for a hell of a long time, only recently did France manage to push them out.
-The Danish-Swedish union alive and well, they might unite into Scandinavia soon.
-The turks ended up bordering me, so I pushed them back and released Nitra and Transylvania.
-Albania somehow managed to join the (now dismantled) HRE, and have thus survived the turks. Austria revoked their guarantee so they're about to get boned.
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No. 44204
>>44202
Though it's still better than vanila where you can use mana and make the Netherlands more developed in absolute numbers than the entire China, which is ridicolous. In MEIOU pops actually allow poor but big countries like China, India or Russia to be great powers til the end of game. China is basically guaranteed to be number one great power thanks to its massive population without player's manipulation
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>>44202
I tried to mod this for myself by reducing the urban gravity modifiers. Didn't end up working, the spaghetti code is too difficult to navigate given the amount of time I was willing to devote to it.

The urban pop figures aren't actually that bad in M&T, they're only off by about a factor of 2 in the worst case scenarios. Then again, I don't play in money-flushed regions, so maybe you can make it absolutely ridiculously OP. But IRL the Netherlands had about 50% of its population in cities at some point, so heavy urbanization of small countries like that should be possible.
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No. 44214
>>44202
It's not really viable unless you start in a very fertile region and completely devastate the rest of the subcontinent. Of course, it's not a real simulation, but you've got to admire what the did using EU4 as the base, and, as I have already mentioned, they're working on an overhaul of the population and building systems which should make it more realistic.
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Meme idea for a run but whatever, had fun nonetheless. Started off as a custom nation in the Azores, Palaiologos dynasty.
I'll probably convert this to Vic2 and make the Greek provinces in the balkans 95% turk to simulate a mass Greek migration to the Americas.

-Red outline marks former British colonies, Britain declared war on me twice in a bid to expand, I took all their North American colonies in the process
-declared war on New Spain to expand further west

On a side note, I never understood why they had to remove the colonist slider on game setup present in EU3, seeing the Pacific coast colonised all the way up to Alaska by 1700 is retarded, they should at least give you the option to make colonising slower.

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Discuss all things related to music from new discoveries to debates about musicians and the impact of their work.

Digging this lately:
https://youtu.be/yAo42BFos98

Over this land

Over this waaaaaaaaaaaaaaasteland
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No. 45038
Thanks to the youtube algorithm I discovered the Jungle-genre. It's glorious.
Literally every single song has the same base line (amen-stop) but they still sound good :DDD
Every single fucking song has the amen-stop. No exceptions. It's not jungle otherwise.

It's what I'd call perfect work-music.
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>>45038
There area few other breaks one sampled track is also played on the radio in GTA San Andreas on thta funk station, you have vocal chops in that one, can't find a jungle example rn, the (chopped) amen is by far the most famous and used one though.

Also 90s dirty jungle is best jungle
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My favourite musical discovery of 2020, Khruangbin, released a new album recently.
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>>45026
Nao for the only band ever that made abrupt changes in style but anyway I continued liking. them: "For the security" is the best, but I dig this too. Because it's strange strange. And has that Carbonized mood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5momPgRylc

username: Recarbonitzat

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Last one was good, but it just doesn't bump anymore like it used to. Time for the sequel

Share your literary misadventures & accomplishments ITT
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Started translating Pelevin's Crystal World into German. It's pretty hard, luckily though I researched a bit and found a Russian paper about "The Role of Pretranslational Analysis" that uses it as an example and explains most of the references :D
& I already have a copy of a published English translation to compare with.

>>44724
>What does he say about it, really only a metaphysical incident? Why is the spirit ahistoric?
>That would be a difference to Foucault e.g. where history is a condition of culture and not culture a condition for history.
He describes it esoterically with the "Ursymbol" etc., but you can easily "turn him on his head" and say that a culture arises from some unified literary, architectural traditions etc. I think it's just an instance of his "mysticism", as he also tends to criticize the overuse of cause-and-effect thinking, it doesn't really change much.
The crucial point for Spengler is maybe that once a culture with its forms and symbols is established, it is bound to go through its life cycle in a more or less pre-determined way, unless something like the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs happens, where a culture was completely destroyed from outside.

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>>44889
>But I doubt that's what Dugin has in mind.

A multipolar world at least. Not ruling it all, like American world police.

>I mean, obviously he didn't foresee the future in some supernatural sense, what else do you want him to do other than to extrapolate from modernity while keeping the parallels to what we know from previous cultures in mind?

The problem that I see is that Spengler extrapolates Adorno and his verwaltete Welt will sound very familiar today as well, because we are still living in modern times in a way, not in industrial modernity, though in third world countries it is more, but postindustrial or whatever you wanna call the age we are currently living in, still modernity is widely acknowledged, especially in the sciences, systematicity is a key feature of modernity for me what we have not left yet and people think that is why his theory is valid, these to things seem to rather just correlate though.

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Finished No Surrender: My 30-year War by Hiroo Onoda. Hory shit it was ebin, read it. It's about a Japanese Holdout fighter who surrendered in 1974. Really engaging, and has a genuinely awesome narrative, as in they had to dig up his commanding officer from the war, fly him out and have him hand deliver orders to stand down in the end. The Japs are fucking nuts man. Makes me want to do some Operation Downfall wargaming.
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The cover is cringe, otherwise for German readers this can be an interesting book, I enjoyed it as a good overview.

The book starts with some words regarding the concept of revolution (as modern phenomenon as following will show), and then proceeds to go along the US and French Revolutions, sheds light on what Kant and Hegel said about these revolutions bonus: you get a brief idea of Hegels understanding of history and its evolving to then ofc deal with Marx and Engels as turning Hegel upside down not Weltgeist is driving history but material conditions of the people, followed by anarchist conceptions of revolution (Bakunin & Kropotkin) and then the opposition between Lenin (avantgarde led revolution/state party) and Rosa Luxemburg (revolution from above or by elite/avantagde is to be denied, must come from the base).
A short excursion to the conservative revolution (capturing the term revolution to frame a disruption as regression into some authentic ("") past).
We then get to know Walte Benjamins and Herbert Marcuses concept of revolution, the later under the impression of WW2, Stalinism and Ausschwitz. For Marcuse the revolutionary subject(s) are the marginalized and also important is an imperative to reject the perfect(ed) consumer governance, or state machine This is btw. where lefties and more radical liberals met since the 1960s.
Another subchapter is given to Frantz Fanon and Focault, Fanon is interesting here because the revolutionary subject(s) are now the "Damned of the earth" (3rd world, (de)colonized states) which was also well recieved in western circles, anti imperialism etc. The Red Army Fraction understanding was, I think, along the lines of fighting in the center, while the damned were fighting on the periphery. At least that is what I read in an interview with Gabriele Rollnicke, member of Movement of 2nd June.

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