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Maybe they are conflating patsocs and tankies? Either way it reeks of liberal crap

The entire "joke" is that the evil Chinese are spying on you and you should be afraid of them. At this point, I that every TV show over here that gets really popular is obligated to start blasting pure propaganda at the viewer.


How capitalism contradicts hacker culture (in computer science).
Hacker culture fundamentally contradicts with capitalism in their principles; capitalism is based on surplus value, while hakcer culture is based on communist values: collectivization (of program code) and revolutionary action. # How the UNIX philosophy favors capitalism The UNIX philosophy is a philosophical guideline for software development that was formed in the 1970s; it formed because hardware resources in all computers were minimal during that period. An important detail (that is not mentioned) is that computers were under the influence of capitalism. **The lack of hardware resources favors capitalism; because it demands that the consumer must buy more hardware.** This means that computers developed under capitalism necessitates arbitrarily gradual increments in sold computer hardware. It is in this system that the UNIX philosophy forms. Practice is directly related to theory; **so the resulting theory of capitalist computers in the past is the UNIX philosophy.** **So, capitalism subverts hacker culture by favoring profit over technology.** LISPs (and by extension LISP machines) have a cultural association with hacker culture due to being efficiently flexible. (I wouldn't be surprised if there was or are propaganda against LISPs and LISP machines as a result.) Hence, the UNIX philosophy was heavily promoted to fight against hacker culture. ## "Write programs that do one thing and do it well." This allows the capitalist to easily profit by selling each program under the guise of being efficient due to the UNIX philosophy. Base UNIX tools could have a heavy expense, while more complex programs with redundant functionality have a cheap expense. # LISP machines... Lisp machines are general-purpose computers designed to efficiently run Lisp as their main software and programming language. Lisp is an efficiently flexible language that is fostered in hacker culture; LISP's read-eval-print-loop promotes collectivization through interactivity. Lisp machines are technologically superior in efficiency and flexibility as a result. ## ...promote socialist values. ### Collectivization LISP promotes collectivization (of program code) to the person through the read-eval-print-loop (REPL). A REPL promotes interactivity and experimentation, an environment were a person can freely learn at their own pace. ### Revolutionary Action **LISP promotes revolutionary action through (the *interactivity* of) the read-eval-print-loop (REPL).** This seems absurd, but think it. Compilers that do not use a REPL result in programs that can *only* compiled machine code. Program code is difficult to reverse engineer without the source code; because the source code is often converted to machine code. The result is that **programming languages that lacks runtime interactivity dissuade socialist values in users.** The user cannot freely tinker with the program code without the program becoming unstable. Users of compiled programs, formed with languages designed to soley be executed, are dissuaded from collectivizing machine code in the program and utilizing revolution action to improve the material conditions to achieve goals; even when the program's source code is open. For example: C is a popular programming language in operating systems; because it lacks interactivity. Open source code often works against the capitalist's advantage, so they close the source code to prevent the proletariat from freely copying the source code and compiling it themselves. Although the Linux kernel is free and open source, there is still a contradiction between the program code and the user. The program code runs independently of the user because it was not designed with interactivity in mind. ## ...contradict capitalism's principles. Profit forms the base of capitalism. Developing high hardware resources for computers are expensive investments; therefore capitalism promotes minimalist hardware resources to increase profitability. LISP machines were expensive to the consumer because more labor needed to be invested in them. **LISP machines are technologically superior in efficiency and flexibility (due to being a list processor and the REPL);** but capitalism demands halting development for profit; and Lisp machines were only expensive to build because developing good computers works against the capitalist's profit. # Summary **The UNIX philosophy seems to be a mostly corporate philosophy that carries a reformist message;** a philosophy to weakly justify the lack of hardware resources in computers developed in capitalist countries, and distract the proletariat from real change. The present material conditions work against the UNIX philosophy; yet it's still promoted as being efficient. **LISP contradict capitalism's principles** because it's based on socialist (arguably communist) values: collectivization and revolutionary action. LISP promotes these values through the REPL and favoring linked lists. I suspect that the UNIX philosophy is intentionally promoted by the capitalist to slow the inevitable development and use of LISP and LISP machines. (This idea hasn't been confirmed.) --- So what do you think of this? I'll probably append more details in the future.
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I need help changing my Lemmygrad password (I apologize in advance if this is the wrong community to ask this question in)
I have my new password, and the "verify password thing" (I think that that's for copying the NEW password, but correct me if I'm wrong), and then I entered in my old password into the old password input thing. But when I enter these, it says "Invalid password, password must be <= 60 characters". What does this mean and how can I fix it? Thanks in advance

Imagine being a greedy criminal who is so powerful that you can hold the economy hostage, and force the government to turn a blind eye
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What is Lukashenko like? What are his policies?
I know that he’s anti-imperialist and that people say critical support. But my question is what does he do? Not saying anything good or bad about him, I’m just saying from the libs I hear he’s bad and a dictator and he’s evil, people who are decently far left say “he’s far from perfect but worthy of critical support” and I can’t criticize or praise his actions as I know nothing of his policies or history and lord knows looking it up doesn’t help these days

> The units of society [...] can deprive all such antisocial adults of political rights (except the old, the sick, and those dependent on private or public subsidy) > Freedom to live [...] even at the expense of individuals who *voluntarily* tolerate one’s exploitation. > [Whoever] wants to live in society must earn his living by his own labor, or be treated as a parasite who is living on the labor of others. -Mikhail Bakunin, [Revolutionary Catechism](https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/bakunin/works/1866/catechism.htm) > If society were only relieved of the waste and expense of keeping a lazy class, and the equally great expense of the paraphernalia of protection this lazy class requires, the social tables would contain an abundance for all, including even the occasional lazy individual. -Emma Goldman, [Anarchism: What It Really Stands For](https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/goldman/works/1910s/anarchism.htm) > [The] most tempting delicacies ought to be kept for the sick and feeble – especially for the sick. Say that if there are only five brace of partridge in the entire city, and only one case of sherry, they should go to sick people and convalescents. -Peter Kropotkin, [The Conquest of Bread](https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/kropotkin-peter/1892/bread.htm) > From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs! -Karl Marx, [Critique of the Gotha Programme](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1875/gotha/ch01.htm) > [Humanity] will inevitably be confronted with the question of advancing further from formal equality to actual equality, i.e., to the operation of the rule "from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs". -V.I. Lenin, [The State and Revolution](https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch05.htm#s4)


Marvel fans are getting on my nerves...
I wanted to talk about this for a long time... So Marvel fans... I'm so fucking tired of them(note I'm not talking about og Spider-Man, I'm talking about MCU exclusively): They are so annoying with their superhero movie worship, they are talking about those movies like they are the movies of all time, masterpieces with masterfully written script and galaxy brain stories, like they are Nolan films in terms of storytelling... And the thing is, these are not just idiots on the internet, even in TV channels where they talk about movies, they are literally, I'm not shitting you, putting MARVEL MOVIES and directors in the same rang with Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, James Cameron, George Lucas, Ridley Scott and Nolan!!! They think that their B superhero good guy vs bad guy, good guy beats bad guy after power-up movies are in the same rangs as: GODFATHER, INDIANA JONES, JURASSIC PARK, SCHINDLER'S LIST, E.T., JAWS, STAR WARS, INDIANA JONES, TITANIC, GLADIATOR, INCEPTION, ALIEN etc... And that Marvel movies absolutely deserve to take half of top 10 box office movies(with Endgame being 1st one time) list overtaking timeless masterpieces...

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