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read my porn psychicslavething 16/05/17(Tue)23:18 No. 17578 [Reply]
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sigma-Eco-Passion-Fallen-Empire-ebook/dp/B015HUS0M2?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Sigma Eco and the Passion of a Fallen Empire - available on kindle.


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Hipster Slut 16/07/05(Tue)04:08 No. 17590

Thank goodness for the "look inside" feature. I don't think it is very good. Stop using so many commas coz that's not how they are supposed to work.




A-Team Books Mack+Booke 14/06/03(Tue)05:48 No. 17192 [Reply]
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Anyone have any of the A-Team books or know where to get them. A bunch are written by Charles Heath.




20th Century History books General thread Hipster Slut 14/11/06(Thu)03:32 No. 17352 [Reply]
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Note: I apologize if the "attention grabbing" picture in this post offends anybody, I will explain why I used this picture at the bottom of this post.

This is a thread for books and (youtube) videos on the history of the 20th century, focusing especially on the period of chaos and world-wide warfare that started with the Russo-Japanese war in 1904 and ended with the fall of Communism and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact in 1991.

I would like the focus of this thread to be on what professional historians call "Primary Source Documents", which means the books were written by people who were actually there and were actually involved in what was happening at the time. So good examples of the kind of books I'm looking for are:

(1) A book on World War 1 or World War 2, written by an actual general or soldier who fought in WW1 or WW2 (ideally explaining things such as the cause of the war, why they were fighting, etc).

(2) A book on a political doctrine written by the founder of the doctrine (i.e. a book on Stalinism written by Stalin, a book on Fascism written by Mussolini, a book on National Socialism written by an actual German Nazi, etc. etc.).

(3) If the book isn't a primary source document itself, then its ok as long as the book has lots of scholarly footnotes and citations that can lead you to other primary source documents.

The book in the picture in this post is a book on economics that was written in 1919 by German economist Gottfried Feder, see:

http://www.amazon.com/Manifesto-Abolition-Enslavement-Interest-Gottfried-ebook/dp/B009Q85R32/
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Hipster Slut 14/11/06(Thu)03:37 No. 17353
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>>17352

Ok, attached to this post is an actual pdf of the book by Gottfried Feder that was alluded to in my first post (like I said before, I think reading this book is key to understanding the causes of World War 2).

This pdf book used to be hosted on archive.org but I think Hasbara attempted to take this book offline to censor it, and I am against the censorship of books (regardless whether the author was George Orwell, Gottfried Feder, or anybody else).

So I have attached a pdf of the Gottfried Feder book on "Breaking Debt Interest Slavery" to this post. More primary source documents on 20th century history (maybe some books on Marxism or Communism or American style liberal democracy and capitalism) will probably be uploaded in this thread later.




Books by language Zero 15/11/15(Sun)10:00 No. 17495 [Reply]
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If I needed a short list of best books chosen by the internet comunity by language wich would they be. For now specially interested in English spanish and french. But maybe it could extend, open for discussion.


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Hipster Slut 15/11/17(Tue)05:05 No. 17499

I must have misunderstood your request. In any case, if you have no other criteria beyond 'best' books, the western canon is a reasonable place to start.


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zero 15/11/18(Wed)06:31 No. 17501

>>17499
I hope that you undrstand that using this language to comunicate with you is quite hard actually, a bit primitive. I am sure ther has to be a list of a few books above the average in every language. (tu vais, petit chinge, je suis capable d'utiliser les adjectifs)




Hipster Slut 14/12/22(Mon)06:16 No. 17374 [Reply]
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Is around 5000 words a good number for a Master-level final subject report, considering said report if what you are graded on?

I am just worried about what I submitted/am about to submit.


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Hipster Slut 14/12/22(Mon)13:42 No. 17376

>>17375
Yep.


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Hipster Slut 15/08/12(Wed)14:19 No. 17465

>>17374
Holy fucking shit I need that sauce.


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Hipster Slut 15/08/25(Tue)08:09 No. 17476

That question never comes to mind when I write. Because at length, I can write however much you want about anything.




Hipster Slut 14/05/15(Thu)03:08 No. 17173 [Reply]
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>try to write something
>get embarrassed later
>delete fucking everything
>loathe self

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Hipster Slut 14/05/20(Tue)07:29 No. 17181

Cute cat.




Critique? Hipster Slut 14/09/30(Tue)20:56 No. 17320 [Reply]
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Hi /lit/, not too sure if this is the right place to post but would any of you with a good grasp on literature critique my personal statement for university? I'm studying programming, web development or application development so it's meant to cover all of those bases. I already had to butcher it somewhat because of the character limit. Thanks for taking the time if you do :)




Since I was a child technology has made such great leaps in advances, and I had always watched on in wonder until I saw the computer workshop that my Uncle worked on in his spare time when I was 10. He showed me that there was careful work, design and planning behind every example of technology I used that I hadn't even consider beforehand, and from right then I wanted to follow that same path. My love of technology has been encompassed in many aspects of my life, from playing computer games, getting my first PC and learning how to code, then finding a love of web design. I have always been a keen problem solver with a creative mind, and seeing his ability to sculpt and modify sophisticated programs just from manipulating lines of code alone got me hooked on the subject. As a budding programmer and designer, I want to be able to help mould the future of how we interact with the ever growing immersion of technology. I have always believed that cooperation is one of our most valuable assets, and would like to eventually be part of a small creative team of specialists developing on all platforms.

After High school, I went on to college where I took a BTEC in IT, and then went on to complete an extended diploma in graphic design, furthering my skills in IT, Web Development and also developing my creativity at the same time, also gaining experience with different operating systems. At the time I was interested in visual kinds of coding, and became a competent HTML user, and eventually was exposed to various forms of Javascript, SQL and other sophisticated programming languages. I also found an outlet for my creativity and particularly enjoyed designing GUI's, photography and illustration. During my time at college, I began working as an assistant in a retail chain selling video games. During my time there I developed a greater understanding of marketing, quantitative and research. Afterwards, I moved onto medical administration, where I played an interdependent role with various duties.

Outside of my work life, I have continued creating websites for a hobby and sometimes even a profit, and continue to read up on the subject to keep in touch with current trends and advances. I'm an enthusiast computer builder, and have built many of my own rigs and also some for friends and clients made through a small personal business I ran during my time at the NHS, offering advice, securing and utilising parts and offering entry level website pages for small business start ups. I also have a few side hobbies Message too long. Click here to view the full text.


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Anonymous 14/10/01(Wed)23:04 No. 17322

>Since I was a child technology has made such great leaps in advances, and I had always watched on in wonder

faggotry

>After High school

if you fucking capitalise one more non proper noun i will cut you

>other sophisticated programming languages

SQL, so fucking sophisticated

>due to it's important

did you have ANY ADULTS proofread your goddamn thing because if you did they're fucking retarded
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Hipster Slut 14/10/02(Thu)00:50 No. 17323

>>17322

Keeping in mind I had to shorten my original write up by about 1800 or so characters, I'll most likely have to use this as a base to write it from scratch. I think the shortening has made it somewhat retarded in places.

Thanks for checking though, appreciate it!


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Hipster Slut 14/11/13(Thu)17:15 No. 17356

>>17323
>and other sophisticated programming languages
>that aren't worth mentioning (but HTML totally is).

Seriously?

Your writing is a clusterfuck of unnecessary prepositions and aux verbs. You said you already butchered it, well what the fuck did you cut out because it's still crammed to the brim with filler. Find someone over the age of 25 who isn't a total dumbass to proofread it for you.




Criticism OP needs critz 16/02/06(Sat)17:55 No. 17528 [Reply]
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I posted this on 4chan earlier and didn't really receive much constructive criticism. I'm looking to improve vastly on my essay writing. This is not meant to be original. It was made specifically for criticism. (just starting and blowing it out my ass for now)
Thoughts?
>tldr: unoriginal opinion, the pic. Fuck me hard edition.

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Hipster Slut 16/02/24(Wed)01:27 No. 17540

>>17528
Sorry, but what did you just state? What was the point you were trying t make?


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Hipster Slut 16/05/10(Tue)08:18 No. 17567

The most obvious criticism is the colloquial language:

>contractions
>shove their own personal view
>stupid
>bickering snob

Obviously, if that is intentional then you can ignore that comment, but if this is meant for any sort of academic purpose, it will be instantly written off for this reason.




Coiree Guardians M 13/05/31(Fri)19:18 No. 16902 [Reply]
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This series of books came out three years ago.


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Hipster Slut 15/07/30(Thu)09:04 No. 17450
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>I read vampire fiction

>user was banned for this post


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Hipster Slut 15/07/30(Thu)13:01 No. 17451

>>17450
A neckbeard does not necessarily have to have a neckbeard


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Hipster Slut 15/09/04(Fri)09:33 No. 17477
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>>17451

Vampire fiction alongside science fiction is the epitome of neckbeard.




Hipster Slut 16/04/03(Sun)15:28 No. 17552 [Reply]
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Are any of you familiar with the Inheritance series of books?
I am thinking of a passage describing why there must be a balance between spellcasters and soldiers in an army.
I searched the books for keywords, but came up empty.


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Hipster Slut 16/04/04(Mon)06:15 No. 17553

>>17552
I can't remember the exact location, but I believe it is something like this: You need enough mages to protect the soldiers from other mages. You also need enough soldiers, or the enemy soldiers will just come kill your mages while they're locked in a wizards duel.


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Hipster Slut 16/04/04(Mon)07:15 No. 17554

>>17553
Found it!

“Abandoning the subject, Oromis asked, “How would you kill with magic?”
“I’ve done it many ways,” said Eragon. “I’ve hunted with a pebble—moving and aiming it with magic—as well as using the word jierda to break Urgals’ legs and necks. Once, with thrysta, I stopped a man’s heart.”
“There are more efficient methods,” revealed Oromis. “What does it take to kill a man, Eragon? A sword through the chest? A broken neck? The loss of blood? All it takes is for a single artery in the brain to be pinched off, or for certain nerves to be severed. With the right spell, you could obliterate an army.”
“I should have thought of that in Farthen Dûr,” said Eragon, disgusted with himself. Not just Farthen Dûr either, but also when the Kull chased us from the Hadarac Desert. “Again, why didn’t Brom teach me this?”
“Because he did not expect you to face an army for months or years to come; it is not a tool given to untested Riders.”
“If it’s so easy to kill people, though, what’s the point of us or Galbatorix raising an army?”
“To be succinct, tactics. Magicians are vulnerable to physical attack when they are embroiled in their mental struggles. Therefore, they need warriors to protect them. And the warriors must be shielded, at least in part, from magical attacks, else they would be slain within minutes. These limitations mean that when armies confront one another, their magicians are scattered throughout the bulk of their forces, close to the edge but not so close as to be in danger. The magicians on both sides open their minds and attempt to sense if anyone is using or is about to use magic. Since their enemies might be beyond their mental reach, magicians also erect wards around themselves and their warriors to stop or lessen long-range attacks, such as a pebble sent flying toward their head from a mile away.”
“Surely one man can’t defend an entire army,” said Eragon.
“Not alone, but with enough magicians, you can provide a reasonable amount of protection. The greatest danger in this sort of conflict is that a clever magician may think of a unique attack that can bypass your wards without tripping them. That itself could be enough to decide a battle.
“Also,” said Oromis, “you must keep in mind that the ability to use magic is exceedingly rare among the races. We elves are no exception, although we have a greater allotment of spellweavers than most, as a result of oaths we bound ourselves with centuries ago. The majority of those blessed with magic have little or no appreciable talent; they struggle to heal even so much as a bruise.”


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Hipster Slut 16/05/17(Tue)00:34 No. 17574

why would you care about anything in those trashpiles?




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