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That’s not what I’m talking about though. Another user mentioned multireddits. If there are multiple technology communities on different instances you might want to subscribe to content from all of them with a single action, even if the content is moderated separately in each of them.

If they are both on different instances, then they are separate communities which allows for different moderation rules. That means no mods can monopolize a simple community name like technology. It would be cool if there was a way to sync them though.

Seem like cool people who never accepted the dissolution of the USSR. Transnistria is the NATO word though, they call themselves Pridnestrovie

I’ve seen a few interesting ones over the years. A couple of apps: Lemmur and Jerboa. LemmyBB. But there was also a plain text-based one I thought I saw a long time ago that I can’t find again.

The real problem is that html is basically just rectangles nested within rectangles.

It’s not about what is permissible or not. It is about what is effective or not. China used the national and petit bourgeoisie against imperial Japan because everyone in China had an interest in resisting Japan’s imperialism. Even then, the lumpen do not get a star on the Chinese flag

Lumpenproletariat does deserve a refreshed analysis in the modern context, but what Marxists observed in the past is still observable. There are still criminals and thieves and so on. I’m not sure what difference education makes when most jobs that demand some type of education want a secondary degree.

Naturally, when we talk about classes, we are not talking about strictly defined groups where everyone has a class passport and can only be identified with that class. You will have people who fit the description of lumpen join the fold of a revolutionary movement. That’s inevitable. Hard to deny it happened in history.

But this is different from organizing lumpen AS lumpen. We’re talking about replacing “dictatorship of the proletariat and the peasantry” with “dictatorship of the proletariat and the peasantry AND the lumpenproletariat” That kind of thinking is the beginning of fascism.

At the very least, it’s counterproductive. The ruling class has a budget of trillions on standby to squash any movement that poses them a threat, not to mention standing armies. On the communist side, resources are slim and so is manpower. It is critical to focus energy on rallying the right people. This is not a “why not both?” situation. You have to make a choice. Are you going to go to the farmers or go to the meth heads? Will the meth heads pay their party dues? Will they assist in organizing others? Or will they be a liability?

Fair point, I don’t disagree. But that’s not what lil tank was talking about.

Impossible to organize lumpen as lumpen. Successful communism would eliminate the lumpenproletariat as a class.

Lumpen being able to “circumvent state control” is worthless if they are incapable of developing class consciousness.


“Generally unemployable people who make no positive contribution to an economy. Sometimes described as the bottom layer of a capitalist society. May include criminal and mentally unstable people. Some activists consider them “most radical” because they are “most exploited,” but they are un-organizable and more likely to act as paid agents than to have any progressive role in class struggle.”

What Marx said in the Communist Manifesto:
The “dangerous class”, [lumpenproletariat] the social scum, that passively rotting mass thrown off by the lowest layers of the old society, may, here and there, be swept into the movement by a proletarian revolution; its conditions of life, however, prepare it far more for the part of a bribed tool of reactionary intrigue.

And this observation was visionary as proven decades later by fascism.

If you want to organize lumpen, you are not a Marxist, you are a fascist.

I’ve taken cold showers almost every day for the past 3 and a half years. I highly recommend if you can get into the habit. When you get out, it feels like when you come in from cold rain and put on dry clothes that have been on the heater. And it’s sort of like a factory reset on your body; I feel all the lethargy and aches go away.

It’s hard to convince yourself to go in, but when you do it a few times, your body kind of figures out it’s a good thing and it’s not as difficult. These days, I can get in and immediately turn the cold water on myself, and it’s always a little shocking, but not too bad. I usually don’t need to ease myself into it. I do live in a subtropical climate though.

Wim Hof has some pretty impressive feats when it comes to handling cold weather. I don’t really follow him, but if he can handle extremely cold temperatures, he probably has interesting things to say. I like his breathing technique, but I don’t use it all that often. It feels like meditation for me in the sense that it has great benefits for me, but I don’t need to do it often.

Edit: Cold temperature, like exercise, releases endorphins which are a natural pain reliever. Hot temperature suppresses endorphins. But your body can get acclimated to some level of endorphins so it’s actually not a bad thing to take a hot shower every once in a while.

Who determines what is and isn’t medicine? Recently, opiates were a medicine. Now they are a crisis.

Joe Biden flexing his dementia 😤

I’m already thinking up excuses to miss out on Captain Ukraine starring Zelensky

At least Belarus is right next door. NATO has had nukes in Turkey since the cold war. And how do you justify putting nukes across the ocean on the doorstep of your declared adversaries and expecting them to put up with that?

Lindsey Graham wants them to fight to the last Ukrainian and there are still Ukrainians.

Saying an election was rigged is not the same thing as defamation though. That’s not why Fox was sued.

Edit: Plus every election is rigged

You’re really that upset on behalf of voting machine companies?
Like wow, spreading hate is all good with me, but hurting Dominion Inc.'s PR? That’s where I draw the line!

They are home. Ukraine is currently occupying Russian territory in Zaporozhye, Kherson, and Donetsk oblasts. This war can stop when they leave.

Russia takes all of Ukraine: “Ukraine was strategically irrelevant”

It has just learned that it is important to stay hydrated

It’s crazy how liberals think China is authoritarian because the Dalai Lama has to live in exile. He took CIA money to train insurrectionists against China. Any country would have a big problem with someone who was working with foreign agents to topple their government. Then they try to imprison Trump for “working with Russia” based on a conspiracy theory. It’s complete hypocrisy.

According to Google it was Winston Churchill. I assume he was pretty familiar with that behavior.

I’m only getting it if it lets you play as the ghost of kiev

Wait, so I use a tech platform, which takes MY data, sells it. Then the government takes MY money in taxes to pay for it. So I’m being stolen from on both ends! It’s the classic criss cross heist!

Ok, so a liberal and a fascist walk into a bar.

I think it’s more the way the youtube algorithm works. It sorts “top comments” by default, seemingly even removing comments if they don’t get enough likes to reach a threshold. I’ve had an issue before where a video shows no comments even when it says there are 3 comments. I switch to “new” and the three comments show up

Edit: But I see what you are saying, the algorithm definitely plays into that attention seeking mentality

I always observe how in youtube comments nothing close to an original thought surfaces. Everyone always has the same generic reaction to things. Makes me feel very solipsistic

If we can trust doctors to save people, we can trust them to euthanize people they deem worthy of death.

Share if you’re comfortable letting doctors be the judge, jury, and executioner.

Edit: A lot of people not getting the meme it seems like

The frontline there has hardly moved since before the SMO. Novobakhmutovka sits between Avdiivka and Toretsk-Niu York, both of which are major strongholds with rail lines safely hidden behind the rear. Very unlikely Russian forces will have any success in storming these positions head on. It will be more productive to slowly encircle similar to what is happening in Bakhmut, which as we know, can take months.

Novobakhmutovka opens up a kit of possibilities towards Toretsk. It is next door to the highest points in the area around Oleksandropil. Taking these positions, it will be possible to follow the highway north and encircle Toretsk on the west side; cauldron is already developing in the east due to Bakhmut offensive. I think this where Russia will apply more pressure, not in Avdiivka yet.

But the new offensive could change everything, it’s hard to tell.

Wtf is trans strasserism?
I have seen the flag a couple times this week, what is it? How can it possibly be a thing? Is it from jreg?

My first impressions of Minetest
Since Minecraft 1.19.1 with the new chat moderation system, I have vowed to avoid playing Minecraft. So I finally gave Minetest a shot a few months ago. I knew it was considered a game engine, so my impression was I would have to find and download standalone games. But when I learned about the Minetest launcher, I realized it was all there in one download. And if you join a server, it installs the necessary mods automatically. So this is a lot more like Roblox or Curseforge. I think calling Minetest just a game engine is kind of underselling it and maybe it should be branded differently. I also think it shouldn't be described as an alternative to Minecraft. Minecraft has been in development for 13 years, most of that time with hundreds of employees under Microsoft. With virtually no height limit, Minetest beats Minecraft technically in a lot of ways. But I still think Minecraft is a much more polished experience overall, and it can take a bit to get used to some of the differences. Instead, I think Minetest should be described as an alternative to modded Minecraft, because this is where it really shines. After all these years, Mojang has not added any modding support to Minecraft. So Minecraft mods can be clunky, buggy, and every Minecraft update breaks all the mods. Minetest, on the other hand, is built only for mods, so mods work really well. When you play a modpack, you are not playing for the vanilla features of the game. Some Minecraft mods even remove vanilla features for a brand new experience. So why put all that effort making a free to play mod for a pay to play game, when you can do it for a free to play game? If you are a mod creator, you will have an easier time modding on Minetest, anyone can play your mod for free instead of paying Microsoft $30, and players will have the same, nay, a better experience, because modded Minecraft can be incredibly buggy and prone to crashes. So Minetest beats modded Minecraft hands down and if I had known sooner I would have played it sooner. I'm really enjoying Minetest; it has a lot of potential.

The problem with itch.io charity bundles
I bought the Palestine charity bundle last year, and I only now realize that it includes Mini Metro and Luck be a Landlord. I have been wanting to play these games for a while, and I had them in my library the whole time not knowing it. I guess that's not a problem and more of a pleasant surprise. But it can be hard getting the most out of the bundles if you don't know what's worth playing. That's why I share the link to this page because that's how I found out I owned these two games, and hope someone else finds it useful.

WW3 Incoming
Here is what I see happening in the coming days. I am mostly just going off of vibes and not serious analysis, although I follow the Ukraine news very closely. These are random predictions that came to me that I just wanted to post in case they came to pass. Feel free to ignore this, there is likely not important information here and there are better things to read. I'm basically running off the same inspiration that the Qanon guy did, but I'm not going to pretend I have some secret knowledge. ::: spoiler My prediction Sometime this summer, I have plans to go offline for a while. While I am away, Russia and NATO will go to war. This was my vision. Ukraine will collapse in a matter of weeks and will be unable to resist full occupation. Russian troops race westward. Meanwhile, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary use this collapse as an excuse to protect Western Ukraine from Russian occupation. That is their justification, and the area around Lviv and Lutsk is occupied by these countries. They are motivated by historical interest and also wanting a buffer with Russia. The problem is, with an indefinite border between these two occupied zones, there is bound to be trouble. Initially, an unoccupied area existed between both lines. In the chaos, either an accident or some kind of false flag occurs which allows the NATO bloc to declare war on Russia. These events happen very quickly, but Russia decides to wage a scorched earth war with no respect to international agreements. To them, this war is existential for the survival of there country and NATO are seen as invaders, so expect all type of carnage. In my vision, Russia had the most success in the Baltic theater. I don't know why this is without looking at what kind of fleet they have there. But quickly they move through the open terrain of Poland and into eastern Germany. This coincided with a powerful advance in Scandinavia, Russia might have occupied most of Sweden. In the southern front, around Romania, Moldova, the Black Sea, most things seemed to be at a standstill. Russia does not make significant gains here for some reason. Another interesting development is that North Korea and South Korea are at war in this timeline. Perhaps South Korea and Japan join against Russia in the pacific, and North Korea uses this as an opportunity for reunification with help from Russia. They are largely successful and capture towns all the way at the southern tip of the peninsula. China looks like it is still neutral for now, although not much time has passed. The speed of all these events will come as a shock because it goes beyond what anyone was expecting. ::: ::: spoiler What does my critical mind think of this? A week ago, I would have thought this was ridiculous, but since the Zolotoe encirclement and the Kaliningrad blockade, now I am not so sure. My thought was that the defense of Lisichansk would last into September, meaning the Ukraine war could go on into the winter. What has just happened in the Zolotoe area makes me reevaluate. Russia has clearly picked up the pace without risking casualties. Lisichansk may already be effectively encircled where there are UA 8,000 soldiers and an embarassing amount of western equipment. This may be the beginning of a phase 3 of the war. And yet it seems like Ukraine cannot negotiate or surrender everything. The government makes it clear they will fight to the end, but troops are of low morale. In addition, Zelensky is fighting with the head of the SBU. There is some kind of internal power struggle to the government and the state could see a transition of power or a collapse, which complicates the defense. So #1 I am now of the mind that this vision is not so extreme with regards to Ukraine. It could all be over by the end of the summer at the earliest. I don't know if that is most likely, but it is a possibility that this week has revealed itself. I think the ruling class of the NATO countries don't really appreciate this. They are high on their own supply of propaganda. So these leaders will be very shocked if a quick collapse of Ukraine's defense occurs, especially because many of these people think Ukraine is still going to win. By this time, winter will be around the corner, and Russia will have projected control of Ukraine's agriculture and natural gas resources and infrastructure, exacerbating these shortages on the globe. Many EU countries are already cut off from Russian gas. Every crisis that has been foreshadowed will then come to a head; the recession, shortages, inflation. Leaders will find a real dilemma where they face removal in some form. This has already happened in some countries. So #2 I don't think an erratic response from NATO would be too crazy either. Post war Russia will truly be a beast. Russia will have Europe by the balls with a battle hardened army to flex. The world now knows Russia does not make empty threats. Europe is in dire need of resources from Russia with only two options: get Russia to submit or strike a deal on mutually beneficial terms. By failing the first option, they have closed off the second option. So they can only double down on trying to get Russia under the boot. I think some already recognize that Ukraine is no longer a security threat to Russia, and does not work as a form of coercion. This is why the Kaliningrad blockade is happening. There must always be a front to prevent Russia's rise whether economic or military with a proxy war through Ukraine. In the event that these problems for Russia are solved, what will Europe do? Do they have any other option besides a hot war with Russia? My mind is now changed. I considered a broader war against Russia of low probability, but that low probability still being far too high. Like a car crash, it seems like it should happen constantly, but there are traffic rules and every driver has an interest to avoid accident even when one has to swerve erratically. Similarly, there are international laws, and every country wants to avoid world war despite conflicting concerns. But because of Russia's success of backing Europe and the imperial core into a corner, I now believe the possibility of all out war to be more likely than not. NATO also underestimates Russia militarily which increases this probability. So #3, what would happen next? I suspect in the event that this war begins, the structural integrity of NATO as a military block will be revealed, and I believe it will not completely hold fast. Would a country like Hungary or Turkey really risk the destruction of their country to fight an expensive war against Russia over some bullshit? I think not. I think NATO nations that are uncompromised will do what ever is in their national interest, and a handful of countries will break away in this event, choosing to stay neutral. War games in the past have revealed NATO would lose decisively to Russia in Europe. But now we have seen Russia's military in action. It is hard to know how that data qualifies that assessment because there are so many contradictory opinions about what Ukraine says about Russia's military. The chaotic nature of the necessary pre-predictions make the act of predicting the outcome of such a war pointless in my opinion. The conditions of that hypothetical war are downstream from too many undecided and unknowable events. I am agnostic about this, so for now, I will say the early outcome of my vision is possible, although Russia quickly succeeding against Finland seems implausible at the moment. What is missing from my vision is a new Cuba crisis, which I think would have to occur. :::

New community !deepintopeertube for obscure videos
Lemmy version of r/deepintoyoutube on Reddit [!deepintopeertube@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/deepintopeertube)

The wokes have gone too far this time…
I just heard KIDS are learning about PRONOUNS in school!!

They teach defensive driving courses, why not offensive driving?
How am I supposed to boost my k/d ratio if I don't know how to drive offensively?

What is a Lemmy Buck Worth?
If it ever got to the point where someone exchanged real money for one, no matter how little, you could finally measure the exchange rate to real currency. There could be a major spike in the price in the future. I say INVEST. BUY BUY BUY

This is the Groundhog Day of the American Unipolar Order
My analysis on the situation. I've spoken to liberal democrat friends and family who are generally very unskeptical of NATO and US imperialism. Having these conversations helps me get an idea of how some people are feeling about current events. I think a lot of people are disillusioned about how this will end in Ukraine. I hear from them that China is turning on Russia, and Russia is left alone in the world. This is total nonsense and wishful thinking. Even the democrat administration seems to be fooled. Biden reportedly sent their intel of Russian troop movements to China, hoping China would use this against Russia. Instead, China shared what the US knew to Russia. India is working on a system that would allow trade between India and Russia with rupees, as a work around to the West's sanctions. Saudi Arabia, which is supposed to be an American ally, is colluding with Russia to drive up oil prices. Turkey is refusing to close the bosphorous straits to Russian ships, despite being in NATO. All around the world, countries that have been victims of US imperialism are refusing to turn on Russia. Nicaragua, Bolivia, Venezuela, DPRK, Syria, are a few. NATO is powerless to intervene on behalf of Ukraine. Fuel prices in the West are extremely high right now. Russia cutting off gas to Europe would make the problem significantly worse. People will freeze to death. Military action against Russia will increase fuel demand significantly. Biden has already used much of America's fuel reserves to offset inflation. As Paul Cockschott observes, increased cost of fuel in the long term leads to more demand in biofuel, which leads to land that would be used for crops being converted. Increased food and fuel prices lead to extreme political instability. A direct war with Russia will lead the West into a new Arab spring. It is obvious to me that Russia will be able to decide the fate of Ukraine in the end. The best NATO can do to change these terms would be to offer incentives to Russia. Knowing the inevitability, Zelensky is using the Ukrainian people as cannon fodder to make things as hard for Russia as possible. He has placed military equipment in civilian areas and has armed civilians, placing them in danger while he flees. Zelensky is a war criminal and a dictator. In October, his approval was only 25%. He has jailed former president Poroshenko and banned opposition media. Ukraine is not a democracy. No people would democratically decide to throw away their lives in a vain struggle. Zelensky can't win on the ground. He is not a leader. He is the performer acting the leader. As a former comedian, his skill is understanding the audience. Ukraine has been posting anti-Russian memes on twitter to a English-speaking audience. He has tried to clean up the neo-nazi image of Ukraine. The result of his excellence in commanding optics has won big tech media to his side. Big tech, which already has its tentacles entrenched in countries around the world, is a fantastic tool of US imperialism. Zelensky does not think he can win this war. The longer the war goes, the less leverage Zelensky has to negotiate with. But Zelensky knows he has a shot to win the information war. In response to recent events, Hillary Clinton, the mother of US imperialism, has called on big tech to use its power against Russia. She has even called on individuals to take up arms in the information war. This is how propaganda replicates itself virally. Already, there are hundreds of examples of false information spreading on the web. For example, many have seen pictures of a woman bleeding from her head after a residential building exploded. These are from a gas explosion in 2018. The agenda will be to spread as many false claims of war crimes and horrendous acts as possible. They will also use this opportunity to ban anti-imperialist media once and for all. News sources which have long been a thorn in the side of the ruling class will be banned from platforms. Sedition laws may even come into play to legally ban dissent. Not only will the imperial propaganda be overwhelming, it will be impossible to find opposing information. They will be able to invent reality as they want it. Basically 1984, except it's the capitalists who are doing it. So the question is, how well will this work? Can they successfully turn the people of anti-imperialist nations against their leaders? Most of these nations have adapted to these pressures I think. Domestically, they can counter the myths and block foreign regime change propaganda. The people I have spoken to seem hopeful though that the world and Russian people will turn on Putin. I think this is wishful thinking. So this is it. The groundhog day for the American empire. Will the groundhog see its shadow? If Russia was successfully destabilized, the empire could last another six decades. Putin could be deposed, the Russian market opened up, Russian oil privatized, and the fuel crisis is averted for the West and stability restored. I think this is unlikely. And what if the groundhog does not see its shadow? Then winter is over. This is the official end of American unipolarity after the decline of the USSR. NATO will have failed to extinguish the flame of communism, and socialist states will be able to freely usher in a new era of prosperity and international cooperation without fear of imperialism. This is a week where decades happen. The dishonesty in the media needs to be countered. Communist parties need to stand with Russia and not NATO. This should go without saying, except many of these parties have been infiltrated. Keep an eye out for people who are challenging the narrative on Ukraine. This is how you tell the honest actors from the fake left. Also, talk to people in your life. Don't be afraid to challenge what they are saying. They are not bad people if they change their profile pic to Ukraine flag or whatever. It is understandable to have these concerns if you are not well informed about Ukraine and the world. You can agree to disagree sometimes. I think it helps that people know they have friends who think a certain way. If you set a good example in your life and others think you are a good person, they will hesitate before bad mouthing "those awful anti-NATO conspiracists" or whatever it is. My heart goes out to everyone who unfortunately find themselves on the front lines of American imperialism too. This will all be over soon

Video showing wholesome moment between Donetsk father and daughter is falsely labeled as a Ukrainian soldier off to war
The video was originally posted by mayor of Gorlovka, Ivan Prikhodko on Feb 21 as DPR was evacuating children to Russia while Ukraine attacked. It was reposted and falsely captioned as "Ukrainian father saying goodbye to his daughter before he go to defend his country against the Russian invasion", with 15k likes and 3k retweets as of posting.

Brigaders are coming from /pol/
I found the source of the brigaders. Links to thread if interested. ::: spoiler spoiler https://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/357761310 https://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/357755957 Archive https://archive.4plebs.org/pol/thread/357755957/ https://archive.4plebs.org/pol/thread/357761310/ :::

c/pics has no active mods
Lately, c/pics has been spammed with posts that I see as off topic. The community has no set rules, and the only mod is inactive for 2 years. In order to preserve the quality of this community, there needs to be new mods. I don't particularly want to do it, but if no one else steps up I will take responsibility for it.

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The mod creator says they've dedicated 2,000 hours over the last two years to make Runelite HD but was only recently messaged by Jagex. Runescape developer Jagex has put an end to Runelite HD, a fan-made HD mod of the popular open-source client for Old School Runescape, just as the project was about to launch last Monday. The 11th-hour move has some Runescape fans decrying Jagex's decision and saying they'll move to other MMOs. ...

Just installed Lemmur
I got a new android phone today, so I can finally check this out. UI is great. Everything looks really impressive so far. I'm also making this post just to see how posting looked. I was going to complain about the lack of a preview button, but I see the toggle icon for it now. It's clever!

The splash damage would have been great against the Nazis