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I looked up what the book actually says about the war (excerpted):
"The splitting up of the world into three great super-states was an event
which could be and indeed was foreseen before the middle of the twentieth
century. With the absorption of Europe by Russia and of the British Empire by
the United States, two of the three existing powers, Eurasia and Oceania, were
already effectively in being. The third, Eastasia, only emerged as a distinct
unit after another decade of confused fighting. [...]
In one combination or another, these three super-states are permanently
at war, and have been so for the past twenty-five years. War, however, is
no longer the desperate, annihilating struggle that it was in the early decades
of the twentieth centary [sic!]. It is a warfare of limited aims between combatants
who are unable to destroy one another, have no material cause for fighting and
are not divided by any genuine ideological difference. [...]" - George Orwell, 1984 (1949), p. 109
- George Orwell, 1984 (1949), p. 109
- George Orwell, 1984 (1949), p. 110
"The primary aim of modern warfare [...] is to use up the products of the machine without raising the general standard of living. Ever since the end of the nine- teenth century, the problem of what to do with the surplus of consumption goods has been latent in industrial society. [...] The world of today is a bare, hungry, dilapidated place compared with the world that existed before 1914, and still more so if compared with the imaginary future to which the people of that period looked forward. [...]
Certain backward areas have advanced, and various devices, always in some way connected with warfare and police espionage, have been developed, but experiment and invention have largely stopped, and the ravages of the atomic war of the nineteen-fifties have never been fully repaired. [...] It was possible, no doubt, to imagine a society in which wealth, in the sense of personal possessions and luxuries, should be evenly distributed, while power remained in the hands of a small privileged caste. But in practice such a society could not long remain stable. For if leisure and security were enjoyed by all alike, the great mass of human beings who are normally stupefied by poverty would become literate and would learn to think for themselves; and when once they had done this, they would sooner or later realize that the privileged minority had no function, and they would sweep it away. In the long run, a hierarchical society was only possible on a basis of poverty and ignorance.
[...] The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labour. A Floating Fortress, for example, has locked up in it the labour that would build several hundred cargo-ships. [...] In principle the war effort is always so planned as to eat up any surplus that might exist after meeting the bare needs of the population. In practice the needs of the population are always underestimated, with the result that there is a chronic shortage of half the necessities of life; but this is looked on as an advantage. It is deliberate policy to keep even the favoured groups somewhere near the brink of hardship, because a general state of scarcity increases the importance of small privileges and thus magnifies the distinction between one group and another. [...] The social atmosphere is that of a besieged city, where the possession of a lump of horseflesh makes the difference between wealth and poverty. And at the same time the consciousness of being at war, and therefore in danger, makes the handing-over of all power to a small caste seem the natural, unavoidable condition of survival."
- George Orwell, 1984 (1949), pp. 111-113
- George Orwell, 1984 (1949), pp. 111-113
...yeah, it goes on like that. The book is old enough to be free, you you can look deeper into it pretty easily if you want
I have a different problem but it’s mouse wheel related. I remember being able to change the batch size with Shift + Wheelup/down on Linux but now can’t on macOS. Same mouse. My mouse middle button can scroll up/down. In the game, it works, and doing so will zoom in/out. But I can’t use the WheelUp/Down for any hotkeys when combined with other key/modifier. By itself it’s okay, but with a modifier, WheelUp becomes WheelLeft and WheelDown becomes WheelRight. Is this normal behaviour?
Started playing 0.24, quickly learned a good opening. A few months later I took a long break and just came back this year. Now the only way to watch these old replays is to reinstall 0.24 instead of the latest. I got both on my computer but can’t run latest (0.26) without shifting folders/files around. If this is the case now, does this mean that newer version can’t view old replays?
I watched the video you posted about Warcraft 3, and while it was interesting, I must say that WoW holds a special place in my heart. It has always been my preferred game in the franchise, and I believe it is far superior to Warcraft 3.
You have to select a resource you want to sell, then in the row underneath it another resource to buy. Food as the first resource in the list is selected to sell by default; so click on the upper wood icon for example to buy food with that. Hold shift to buy a patch.
Did you maybe inadvertently sell your food? Also research the farmstead tecs to increase food gathering (if you don't do that already).