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Russia continues work on homegrown game console despite technology and scale issues
  • Nor did I ever mention NASA nor make a judgment on which group was morally superior.

    Oh, you didn't have to - you just stepped in to help on of your fellow libs do a bog-standard and thinly-veiled "Jewish-Bolshevism" jig - that is all.

    Aaaaaand...

    It’s not terribly surprising that both NASA and the USSR space program did awful things to animals.

    ...the backpedalling begins.

    Not very unpredictable, methinks.

  • Linguist and activist Noam Chomsky hospitalized in his wife's native country of Brazil after stroke
  • This got far less attention on here than liberal grifter Fetterman turning out to be a bog-standard liberal.

    I have to wonder... are there actually any leftists here on lemmy.word? Or is the only thing on here really just a liberal hive mind made up of edgy right-wingers trying to pretend they're not imperialists?

  • Russia continues work on homegrown game console despite technology and scale issues
  • And rushed it so bad they didn’t have fundamental tech that was applicable to a wider economy

    I hate to break it to you, Clyde - but the central technologies developed by the space race was "applicable to a wider economy" on both sides of the Cold War. The USSR had weather and communications satellites, too - unless you want to argue that those served no economic purpose to the USSR, perhaps?. Perhaps you are a bit too dazzled by all the anciliary stuff that dominates your consumerist fantasies? I'm sure you believe NASA's handheld vacuum cleaners made capitalism better for all the people that didn't get to live the middle-class WASP dream thanks to the New Deal... but it really didn't.

    Handing off publicly-funded research and development to be used as a means of private profiteering for the capitalist class at the expense of everyone else (including you) is simply the way the US has always done technology - pretending that the USSR not doing the same is somehow a "flaw" is peak neoliberalism.

    Their space program was callous towards both human and animal life.

    I guess it's a good thing that NASA wasn't very forthcoming with their animal experimentation, eh? I wonder if the outcry would have been the same?

    Yeah... sounds like Tuesday to me.

    Khrushchev also ordered Leonid Brezhnev to head an investigation commission and go to the site.[11] Among other things, the commission found that many more people were present on the launch pad than should have been—most were supposed to be safely offsite in bunkers.

    When Brezhnev arrived at the firing range on 25 October 1960, he said: "Comrades! We do not intend to put anyone on trial; we are going to investigate the causes and take actions to recover from the disaster and continue operations"

    Afterwards, when Nikita Khrushchev asked Yangel, "But why have you remained alive?", Yangel answered in a trembling voice, "Walked away for a smoke. It's all my fault". Yangel later suffered a heart attack and was off work for months.

    After all... we can't pretend thay the "Jewish-Bolshevist horde" would actually value human life now, can we? What would Reagan say?

    Nah, I like my version better.

    Yeah, you do, because you're an edgy liberal self-applying the term "socialist" without understanding what it means because you desperately want to distance yourself from your capitalist and fascist brethren while still buying into the same beliefs they hold on to.

  • Russia continues work on homegrown game console despite technology and scale issues
  • It’s well known that horrible things happened to animals during the Russian space program.

    Yes... "everybody" knows that the "Jewish-Bolshevist horde" couldn't possibly have an ounce of human compassion for animals, isn't it?

    But hold on there before you start calling for another go at "lebensraum," Clyde - let's first check who it is that you are actually comparing them to, shall we?

    You sound like a liberal

    Stop projecting, liberal - I'm not the one jerking off Cold War propaganda here. You are.

  • Russia continues work on homegrown game console despite technology and scale issues
  • but they were bad at building fundamental tech.

    Yeah, they were so bad at it that they ended up in space first. Just absolutely terrible.

    Their space program was callous towards both human and animal life.

    Show us your proof, PragerU fan.

    It wasn’t built in a way where successes could be leveraged for more successes.

    So the Soviet Union launching Sputnik had absolutely nothing to do with them successfully landing Venera 7 on the surface of Venus?

    Absolutely nothing at all, eh?

    Strange how your right-wing friends at the RAND corporation didn't share your Ben Shapiro-level shittakes about the Soviet space program.

    capitalism was able use space technology to improve the lives of the working class capitalist parasites better than a supposedly communist system did.

    FTFY.

    Also, learn what the word "irony" means.

  • Russia continues work on homegrown game console despite technology and scale issues
  • It's not just that... thanks to the USSR we have technologies that wouldn't have even existed if it was left up to the capitalists. Such as synthetic diamonds and... you know - anything and everything to do with space.

  • Russia continues work on homegrown game console despite technology and scale issues
  • Sure, when you can force the workforce to do a thing,

    Yeah... turns out that homelessness is a great motivator.

    But they’ll probably do it slower than if they chose to do it.

    Soooo... just like wage slaves, eh?

    food production, basic manufacturing

    After 1947 there was no great problems with food production in the USSR. Still... you're not really wrong. The capitalist mode of production does offer a feedback system for consumer goods - even though it's a pretty terrible one that only works as long as the capitalists have to compete for a well-paid populace's buying power.

  • Capitalism is essentially alive
  • I'd say it's more apt to think of capitalism as a parasite that turns all the functions (as you described them) of an organism into something that induces self-destructive behavior that only serves the short-term goals of the parasite - you know, like Cordyceps fungi.

  • ‘This will not be 1968.’ Chicago police prepare for DNC as whole world watches once again.
  • See, this is why you don't get your politics from a dictionary.

    a: government by the people especially : rule of the majority

    If a was true, where is your universal healthcare?

    I could ask a book's worth of, "If a was true, (insert blatantly obvious contradiction here)" questions that this worse-than-useless dictionary description doesn't provide answers to.

    And that's just a... it just gets worse from there on in.

    Let's rather try this - why do you think labor unions have been historically necessary? After all... if it wasn't for labor unions, you wouldn't even have the week-end - or anything resembling safety regulations. Labour unions are a democratic force (in theory - and sometimes in practice) acting on an anti-democratic power structure (ie, a for-profit, privately owned corporation - in this instance)

    If you lived in a democratic society, such a force wouldn't be necessary, no?

  • ‘This will not be 1968.’ Chicago police prepare for DNC as whole world watches once again.
  • Direct democracy would literally be a popularity contest.

    Democracy is not a popularity contest - if that's what you've got, the people organizing the popularity contest have already neutralized democracy a long time ago.

    The concept of democracy is compatible with any consensus-based decision-making process that happens from below - once it's dictated from above... well, you get the picture.

  • ‘This will not be 1968.’ Chicago police prepare for DNC as whole world watches once again.
  • It's realpolitks - not a popularity contest.

    What Biden is doing is policy - ie, his job. If he doesn't help Israel do genocide or demonize brown people south of the border, the entire US political establishment - and their billionaire funders - turn on him and they have far, far more power than the voting fodder does. This wouldn't happen if you lived in a democratic society, but you don't and never have.

    Biden knows this - the more he does his job, the bigger the backlash from the Dem voter base is going to grow. They can ban Tiktok and every other social media they want, but that doesn't stop the fact that the truthful tortoise is catching up to the lying hare, narrative-wise. Winning another four years won't stop this - it'll only grow worse and worse until... something really bad happens. The sound strategy here is to hand off the presidency to the GOP, let them do all the US policy and let them soak up all the hatred for four years - by the end of those four years, the Dems could run a blow-up doll and still win.

  • Russia continues work on homegrown game console despite technology and scale issues
  • stuff is just worse blatantly reverse engineered copies

    The reason they only had reverse-engineered copies is because the bigwigs at the CPSU decided that the workers didn't need personal computers, despite the fact that all the computer research facilities in the USSR (of which there were plenty) recommended that they do.

    If the USSR had thrown it's weight behind personal computing we could have had some interesting shit.

  • ...an historic election

    Will the general election on 29 May 2024 be 'historic'?

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    FBI Labels Anti-Fascists and Anti-Racists as Violent Extremists

    unicornriot.ninja FBI Labels Anti-Fascists and Anti-Racists as Violent Extremists - UNICORN RIOT

    A recently released document from the FBI indicates anti-fascists are as violent as those who would overthrow the U.S. government

    FBI Labels Anti-Fascists and Anti-Racists as Violent Extremists - UNICORN RIOT

    A recently released Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) document titled “Domestic Terrorism Symbols Guide”* links common protest symbols to “terrorism” — another marker in a common theme of conflating militant protest for social justice with deadly terrorist violence within the United States. Groups like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Brennan Center have raised warnings about such documents, citing inadequate protections for people’s constitutional rights.

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    South Africa Should Break Apart? Are you serious?!

    X the Wixard's response to a video by Morning Shot, where they suggest that South Africa should break apart.

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    Every Hospital Israel Has Bombed in the Last Decade

    Here’s a laundry list of the kinds of places Israel has bombed over the last decade - just to put the recent tidal wave of propaganda efforts in regards to Israel's actions into perspective.

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