This topic is probably over-done to hell but I finished reading Fahrenheit 451 and it's gotten me back into reading.

2022.01.18 19:04 Durtoi_ This topic is probably over-done to hell but I finished reading Fahrenheit 451 and it's gotten me back into reading.

I used to read all the time about 3 - 4 years ago, but practically flat out stopped. Now I'm 16, and after the last day of school before Christmas break me and a friend went out to town. He took me to Waterstones which I remember frequenting with my parents ages ago, and he was looking around. This book caught my eye; I've always been interested in dystopian fiction within media, and saw this book pop up in a discussion about 1984. After seeing it I immediately picked it up, saw it's length and thought "why not?".

This post is more or less a rant about how it got me back into reading and why I like it so much.

I finished it in 4 days, which is very fast for me. I think this was because of the simple language but also because it engaged me so much. I don't know if I fully understood the message - I thought the idea of a post-literary society was pretty simple but after seeing how it expanded a lot more than that I was really engaged; I feel that it's about how Montag keeps his mind in a society where individuality and thoughtfulness was long forgotten which is not what I was expecting (I could be wrong with that interpretation). I also wasn't expecting it to be society and how easily offended people are to be what led to the state of the world, this was much more interesting than the prospect of a the government becoming flat-out oppressive out of nowhere.

Bradbury's use of simple language to convey a complex matter or the affects upon Montag's mind as he tries to think freely was amazing to me. It shows that not everything has to be written in complex language that takes a dictionary to understand in order to convey a meaningful message and hold value in literature over 50 years later.

I'm currently reading The War of the Worlds and am enjoying it (taking much longer to read than F451 however). This book urged me to buy 1984 which was on my radar for a long time despite not really reading much.

This post was pretty pointless but I wanted to talk about this book I enjoyed so much since no-one I know really cares to listen to me talk about it, and I still am not 100% sure if I understood the implications and message behind it, but I still did enjoy it a lot.

If you really bothered to read this whole post and haven't read Fahrenheit 451 I'd strongly recommend it; it's a quick read and not too heavy with the language.
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2022.01.18 19:04 R_and_D_fan_37 The movie "The pentagon wars" is overrated

The movie The pentagon wars is a criticism of military procurment. I see nothing wrong with that, military procurment can be idiotic and i like to make fun of it myself but...
The movie absolutely trashed the reputation of the bradley with literal falsehoods. They could have used a fictional vehicle yet decided to take something that was actually an example of military procurment that wasn't garbage and ruined it's reputation forever. Like why couldn't they use a fictional vehicle in the movie
The list of falsehoods:
The movie claims that the bradley cost 14 billion to develop. This is false, also the bradley managed to be developed without going overbudget irl, it was actually underbudget irl
The movie claims that the bradley didnt originally have a gun. It had it since the very beginning of development. It had a gun since literally second one of development. The bradley was essentially the US military looking at BMP-1 - Wikipedia
and saying That's neat i want that
If the movie is to be believed the bradley is so shit it would spontaneously combust and kill 100000000 US soldiers the moment it enters a battlefield. False. Bradley crews historically loved it and it performed amazingly during the gulf war, arguably better than the abrams
The movie claims that the bradley was redesigned in response to Burton's demands. False, many of the redesigns in question were in development before his live fire tests
Burton is claimed in the movie to have been sent to test it in live fire tests by congress, false. He wasn't sent by congress irl
The movie is based on a book written by Burton recounting the events. But Burton is a very biased (and stupid) narrator. He is known to have had a grudge against the US military and i won't be suprised if he made a lot of shit up to hurt it. Why did he have a grudge you might ask? Because he made a fighter jet concept called the blitzfighter, and it was denied, essentially he was salty that the US military didn't want to produce his shitty fighter jet he came up with, and also this is the reason i think he is genuenly fucking stupid as a person, because his fighter jet concept is utterly fucking balls to bananas idiotic, his fighter jet lacked radar, night attack capabilities, MISSILES, and much more, it was essentially a glorified korean war jet, hell, am sure some korean war fighter jets were more advanced than what he unironicly wanted the US military to start producing and using, his concept takes "quantity > quality" to a degree so extreme that it's the equivalent of arming soldiers with spears in 1910. Also arguably the "quantity > quality" philosophy was shown to be historically just wrong, also Burton being a proponent of "quantity > quality" irl is pretty funny considering how the movie paints him as someone who cares about individual soldiers (and further proofs that his motivation for doing the stupid live fire tests was causing trouble for the US military rather than caring about the soldiers lives like the movie claims)
Further proof that Burton doesn't give a shit about the lives of US soldiers like the movie claims and just wanted to give the US army trouble: in the book, he describes how the US army at one point during testing did a minor redesign of the Bradley and put a water storage tank above an area that was prone to catching on fire, thus if something hit that area, it would likely also hit the water tank getting it to spill over the fire putting it out, Burton, instead of seeing it as a smart and cheap solution to making an area of the bradley prone to catching fire less so, instead essentially complained that it was unfair and cheating
Burton (and thus the movie that is trying to paint him in good light) is a hypocrite, he claims to be against military overspending, yet himself wanted to do his live fire tests not only against bradleys, but also fighter jets and US navy ships. Which would have costed billions
The movie showed the US military trying to sabotage the live fire tests. The movie was literal making shit up, some of the examples of "sabotage" weren't even described in the above mentioned biased book.
Burton with some of his live fire tests critisized the bradley for not being very good at surviving anti-tank rounds. BRUH its an anti-tank round, what's next, he is gonna critisize it for not being able to withstand nuclear bombs and demand that an expensive live fire test should be done by dropping a nuclear bomb on a bradley?
I have a lot to critisize in the famous "a troop transport that can't carry troops, a reconnaissance vehicle that's too conspicuous to do reconnaissance, and a quasi-tank that has less armor than a snowblower, but has enough ammo to take out half of D.C." scene, but this meme sums it up by applying Burtons and the movies logic to the M14:
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