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Game dev/TiTS Bitching Thread Three: Electric Boogalee lance##m3y78z 04/29/2020 (Wed) 01:20:05 No.4
Hi, welcome to The New New Thread. Same as The Old and Old Old Threads! This is a thread allegedly for discussing TiTS and other games, I guess. And developing games. And stuff. Despite this being a TiTS thread in name (for historical purposes), barely anyone here plays TiTS. For further information on the game, I recommend you go here to ask. https://forum.fenoxo.com/forums/trials-in-tainted-space.8/ For reasons of how long this thread's existed and how much fen's fucked up everything he's touched, there's a good chance the thread will have barely anything to do with fenoxo and his hugbox at any given point. Information >FAQ https://dragontamer8740.gitlab.io/faq/ >Mobile Builds https://dragontamer8740.gitlab.io/faq/links.html >Minerva Read the readme if you want to use it to edit your save data. Especially read the readme if you use Chrome. https://mega.nz/#!30gTyCCK!GFy7E3yrlkpUbA9yFMZpSinlT1BiO6Xn1Ykpc50b-Cw If you would like my custom mobile CoC, or other builds, just ask and I might oblige. >Downloads We don't really have the latest builds first anymore. That said, I make mobile builds and desktop builds from source code when I can (and/or feel like it), and redistribute the premade builds when I can access them. I mirror them here. I am also, to my knowledge, the only person making iOS builds for TiTS nowadays. https://dragontamer8740.gitlab.io/faq/links.html
>>512 Yeah I know I'm not going to change your mind >>517 what kind of tablet? It matters. Wacom stuff is pretty well supported, some others are too. I need to just redo my pixel art; I found an old doodle I made that I was going off of memory with and I think the doodle looks better
I was musing today that I got Quake to run decently on a 486 DX4 100 with I think 16 or 32mb of ram, yet there's no OS out there that we could install on it in the modern era that's not a giant piece of shit or requires a ton of work. It's a real shame because I'd love to revive an old machine like that and let it shine again.
>>512 Yeah I know I'm not going to change your mind >>517 what kind of tablet? It matters. Wacom stuff is pretty well supported, some others are too. I need to just redo my pixel art; I found an old doodle I made that I was going off of memory with and I think the doodle looks better in most (not all) ways.
>>521 >>517 Oh yeah, also I still use Debian on a Pentium M laptop, which is not too dissimilar from a P3. How much RAM do you have?
>I can't read 512MB RAM? Debian will work fine.
Continuing the blogposting, I'm reading through Gate Jietai Kare no chi nite as well as Jitsu Wa Watashi Wa and I am thoroughly enjoying both of them. Otsukare sama deshita for the translation work.
>>514 I haven't got a clue what that is
>>518 No idea what the southbridge looks like. The main reason I went for SSD is because it's a god-damn tablet and I'll want to move it around without shredding muh precious old hard drive platters. I've worked with enough awful hardware to build up the patience needed for shit to happen. Right now I'm looking at postmarketOS, which is based on Alpine, a disrtibution I'm familiar with. I don't know if it'll work on a PIII, but I also have a much newer tablet that I can use it on either way. >>519 Both tablets in question are Fujitsu, just from very different years. I didn't know Wacom did actual computer tablets, I thought they just did digitizers. >>523 I might try Debian on the older tablet. The newer one is powerful enough that I can get away with experimenting with various meme distros.
>>524 I don't know what those are, but some of the anime I've been torrenting doesn't come with subtitles, so I'll have to find them somehow. What are the mangas you're reading about?
>>524 Gate was nice, even though everyone had retarded names.
>>519 Tribalists can't be tolerated if an empire is to survive. The Romans destroyed the jews for this, but the jews decided to fuck their own cousins, sisters and daughters instead of taking the L and outbreeding. They were reduced to 350 people and instead of taking a hard look at their culture and tribe and saying "hey maybe we really fucked up and we should say hell with the whole baby eating moloch worship shit" they just doubled down and now we have the modern day mess. I really lay the blame at the feet of the european aristocracy, they should have had them all killed instead of contenting themselves with banishment. The jews are pernicious and a living cancer of a race, but there were many opportunities for them to be completely cut out and nobody followed through. I personally don't like empires, as they're intrinsically unstable based on the historical record. The strongest countries are nations, always have been and always will be. The average negro also costs the USA something like $70,000 a year in welfare, hospitalization, court costs and imprisonment, so there are lots of reasons to send them back to africa as well.
>>526 >I didn't know Wacom did actual computer tablets, I thought they just did digitizers. My X201 Tablet uses a Wacom digitizer inside. It was called 'Wacom Penabled' or something. IDK many tablet PC's that stll use them because I guess the market decided capacitive touch was "good enough" or some shit. I do know that there are Fujitsu tablets that do use Wacom digitizers, though, because they have styli compatible with my tablet/laptop. >watching anime instead of reading manga
>>527 >mangas manga is the plural
>>526 >>527 >>528 Gate is /k/ meets /tg/, Jitsu is a high school harem manga but with monster girls. I agree that the names are stupid in Gate but they're all puns so I'll allow it, especially because the art is fantastic. I need to brush up on my kana and then commit to learning moonrunes. I learned Cyrillic recently and that took up a fair amount of mental bandwidth, but I think I can start doing other stuff. I'm interested in how fm's tablet turns out, I just realized I have a similar machine which could benefit from your results if they're positive.
>>529 >The strongest countries are nations, always have been and always will be. I try to avoid speaking in absolutes. And anyway, I wonder why Prague isn't part of Germany anymore if that's true.
>>530 Some manga benefits from animation. Black Lagoon comes to mind. I always try to get around to both. Goblin Slayer is definitely better as a manga but the anime is enjoyable. I'll download the Gate anime when I get the chance and I'll compare.
>>533 Only a sith speaks in absolutes imo :^)
>>533 Sorry "protectorate"
>>530 The older Fujitsu might use a Wacom digitizer, because I have the stylus (and about fifty spares) for it. The newer one uses capacative, I think. >>531 You're absolutely right, but I'm drunk on fuck knows what so I don't care right now >>532 >/k/ meets /tg/ with stupid names That actually sounds pretty cool, I might check it out. >monstergirls I'll need a little more clarification here. Are we talking about the kind of cryto-fag degenerate shit on /monster/, or is it something different? >>534 There are also cases where there's no manga to begin with. Pretty much everything by Key comes to mind, all of the anime of their properties are based on visual novels. Which reminds me, I need to get around to thsoe at some point. >>533 From my point of view, the jedi are evil
>>537 If you have trouble doing something with the tablet digitizer (like calibration or whatever) or you want a little software applet for additional soft-buttons lmk, I wrote one for my machine.
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>>537 >I'll need a little more clarification here. Are we talking about the kind of cryto-fag degenerate shit on /monster/, or is it something different? I've posted about Jitsu Wa about a billion times. Kinda surprised you didn't pick up on it. Never been on /monster/ but essentially it's lots of non-humans trying to pass as humans at a human school. And one's actually a four or five inch tall alien in a robot suit that's like a human-size version of her. It's cute and dumb. Main girl is a vampire, so we're not talking Monster Girl Quest kinds of monsters. The official english translation is good apart from the abysmal title, btw.
>>537 Jitsu doesn't have any much crypto-faggotry, it's pretty vanilla as far as an ecchi harem manga goes. in-universe the jedi allowed slavery, so I fully expect BLM to burn down George Lucas' home or something like that.
>>540 it's barely even ecchi. There's basically just the one character.
>>539 In a few ways the official translation was actually better than ours (the scanlation). Like, there were some badly phrased translations earlier on that we felt like we had to keep using because people already got used to them. They weren't "wrong," just pretty awkward.
One last thing: Don't let the first few chapters' art style kill it for you; it changes dramatically relatively early on.
I wasn't making a star wars reference purposely but I suppose it can come across that way. Jitsu Wa Watashi Wa scanlation mega: https://mega.nz/folder/FA8CCKhC#wu_7o-KTVSHhzOdbDrxk8Q/folder/kBk3BCbR
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>>539 >we're not talking Monster Girl Quest kinds of monsters. >it's barely even ecchi.
Sorry for all the spam, but I did another thing today. Made a preliminary transcription of one of my favorite Final Fantasy III tunes for my MT-32. https://anonfiles.com/rdJbW09fob/ff3_overworld_loop_ogg I think the timings are right but I have suspicion a few of the notes in the 'arpeggio' are wrong. Once I've slept on it and I can come back with a clean slate I'll poke at it some more. >>546 Yeah, I love MGQ. But it's just not the same kinds of monster girls. I don't think any of them even have non-human ears (except some of them have somewhat pointy ears I guess). I basically disagree with that anon's use of the phrase "monster girl" to describe it even though it's honestly not far off. It carries a certain connotation that makes one think MGQ and that's just not what it is. I don't think they should be compared to each other. Both are good but in very different ways.
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What's the best place to get the follow? >passthrough patch panel >server rack (doesn't have to be large) >switch with 20 or so ports >keystones/wall plates >RJ45 ends I don't want to spend a whole bunch on this stuff and don't want a botnet switch. Also where is the best place to buy tools needed to install everything? I already have the wires run I just need to terminate everything. Trying to get this done before I have the ISP install their stuff.
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If you ever wanna feel depressed, look up prices of anything amiga-related.
>>553 electronics recycler
>>555 None locally, any good ones that will ship to my house? I tried monoprice and it has most everything but the wall plates they're selling seem to be low quality so I'm worried about ordering from them. I need 4-5 wallplates and one of them needs to hold 8 keystones.
Harem ending or shapeshifter monster girl ending? Choose.
>>554 >170$ why?
>>553 >>556 If you don't have any local recyclers, maybe try your ISP for the wall panels and cable ends. Some will hand them out like candy to their customers. The other stuff might be attainable by local PC stores (if there are any in your area). Even if it's not on the shelf, they might have something for you if you ask. >>557 I'll go with the shapeshifter. I don't want to have to put up with a whole group of waifus and the inevitable drama that'll crop up between them. >>554 *laughs in alphaserver*
>>553 When you're short on time, there's not much you can do. If you were able to spare the time, LabGopher, Ebay, and Craigslist seem to be the best for these things, short of your local recycling centers. Goodwill is nice, but mostly consumer hardware. Finding exactly what you're looking for on auction sites takes forever, so I always keep an eye out and try to anticipate my needs so I can buy dirt cheap things and have them ready. Doesn't help you much with today's needs though I know. I'd probably just go on Newegg and call it a day. >>557 Neither sounds appealing to be honest. Shapeshifter if I must, but it would feel weird.
>>559 >*laughs in alphaserver* >*laughs in "my hardware actually works"*
sorry that was kind of mean
>>558 >why? My guess is it's the same reason furries pay for terrible crayon scribbles of their "OC's". It seems like there are lot of furries in the amiga's loyalist base - a base of which I do not consider myself a part of. Apart from being far too young to have been at the time, I can see how the architecture choices ended up limiting Commodore's ability to expand the system. I can also partially blame mismanagement, but even in 1985 it was already growing clearer that IBM-compatibles weren't going anywhere, and the Amiga had many shortcomings in places the PC was strong - besides incompatibility, the most widespread ones had no 480p or similar high-resolution progressive video mode which made them unsuitable for office work, for instance. There's more (like memory protection, the AIM alliance and dropping of 68K in later years, things like needing to keep part of the OS on ROM's, necessitating opening the computer and voiding a warranty to upgrade it, and the general lack of continued momentum to keep the Amiga ahead or at least retain its relevance), but while I'd love to talk about all of that I need to hit the hay. Apart from the furries thing, the 500 specifically costing that much is probably because the better Amigas (1200's, 4000's, 3000's especially) are already unobtainable and this is cheap by comparison. Also the higher end models often had real time clock batteries that'd leak all over the mainboard; non-rev-8 A500's didn't have one (it was on an optional expansion board that most people used, but it still I spent $40 on mine with a working HDD/SCSI controller and a bi-scan monitor or I wouldn't have one at all. I wouldn't personally dub a fully functional and intact 500 (with no accessories except maybe a mouse) worth more than around $60 to me. >>563 Nah, it just reminds me of how companies continue to peck at the Amiga's corpse for all it's worth, like Cloanto doing its damnedest to make sure people have a hard time obtaining kickstart ROM's or workbench floppies. Also the PPC "Amigas" simply aren't; they have none of the custom hardware that made amigas unique, the only similarity is at a software level. Also I'm not a rabid fanboy for them; I'd like an ST even though I know it didn't have a lot of the niceties (pre-emptive multitasking, nonstandard ports that are still hackable by just lopping off a couple pins on a larger connector for Amiga basically need their special nonstandard connectors on the Atari). I'd also like a IIgs or a IIe. Nothing is sacred, just neat in different ways.
>>564 >It seems like there are lot of furries in the amiga's loyalist base Why does every tech hobby have to be dominated by some group of sexual deviants? The worst I have to deal with in the firearms community is retired vets that ramble on about Obama in the McDonald's drive thru.
>>565 Deviance is usually comingled with social isolation (chicken and egg issue there, imo), which results in free time. Either deviance, autism or both are required to spend the amount of time required to git gud at any highly specialized field. Any time spent normalfagging is time not spent gitting gud, unless you're very gifted or efficient at learning.
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Fixed the music thing I did that I uploaded earlier. https://anonfiles.com/F9Q0k9A4o1/ff3_overworld_loop_capture_ogg
>>567 SWF version. I can get it down to 6.5MiB, but if I do so the board sees it as an "invalid file type" because it uses LZMA compression and this site is too retarded to have updated its heuristics. So have a 12MiB version instead.
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Still trying to work out those tablets. The newer one will boot from USB okay, but I need to find a distro that'll work with the wifi out of the box. The older one doesn't seem to want to boot from USB at all even though the BIOS recognizes USB storage devices. Also, I watched Plastic Memories last night, and it was depressing as hell. I fully understood the core message behind it, but I don't think it translates very well into reality. At least, not as it was presented. It probably didn't help that my mind kept drifting to technical questions as to why the hell an android would suffer catastrophic and unrecoverable failure after nine years. All I could think was literally as I'm watching this I have 30+ year old hard drives that work just fine why is this a problem.
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One more gripe about robowaifu anime: why the fuck does almost nobody have a computer in these? Out of the (admittedly few) android-centric pieces of media I've seen, the protagonist almost never has an actual damn computer despite housing a fucking android. What kind of back-asswards world has synthetic humans running around and flooding the damn streets but almost no desktops or laptops?
>>569 >Plastic Memories It's literally the only persocom-oriented show I don't recommend for either newcomers or the soft-hearted. Not that I have anything against either the production or writing, but simply the painful nature of the basic premise. I'm usually willing to autistically re-watch animus again and again, but this one and Grave of the Fireflies are two I've watched only once and never intend to again. >>570 Chobits does kind of go there, but it's Miss Hibiya-san that I think best exemplifies the ideal of those of us actually working to create the first GYNOIDSrobowaifus. :^) Metric shittons of gear and a private research lab in her basement. External income sources so we can focus on creating robowaifus. There is the obvious case of Kokubunji as well, who is in a similar circumstance, and there was the kidnapper and a few other examples of more traditional computers. In Hand-made May, the EE-student protag does all his work on a traditional old-school desktop. But I get the point in general, it's a bit ironic heh. :^)
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>>571 Out of the ones I've seen, I think Hand-made May definitely takes the most realistic approach when it comes to computers. Instead of everything being a vague mess of movie rip-off concepts, the robowaifus there are a bit more grounded in reality in terms of their functions and capabilities, and the main problem they faced turned out to be a computer virus all along. Of course, I don't really care that much about realism in my fantasy media, but the way Plastic Memories handled everything was just bizzare. They restate over and over again that the giftias have a weridly specific fixed lifespan, but they never even attempt to explain why. At least in Bladerunner, which used the same concept, they had a reason for making replicants with a short fixed lifespan.
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>>572 >Of course, I don't really care that much about realism in my fantasy media >fantasy Don't let your dreams be just memes bro. :^)
I can't believe they killed Aunt Jemima.
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>>574 >they killed Aunt Jemima >owned by Quaker Oats and PepsiCo Ehh, don't buy their products anymore. Easiest way to get through to these """people""" is through their wallets.
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>>575 I don't buy much anymore, but Aunt Jemima was practically the only black person still allowed in my house. Her pancakes never let me down. This woke bullshit is saving me a ton of money though; almost everything I buy now is limited to fresh produce, meats, flour and other staples. A few years ago, I found this advertisement for Cream of Wheat in an old trailer and decided to keep it.
>>576 nice, saved.
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If it helps, my last car was much, much cleaner in the engine bay. This one was in worse condition when I got it so I don't have the same level of obsession over it (probably a bad thing that I don't).
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>>569 >All I could think was literally as I'm watching this I have 30+ year old hard drives that work just fine why is this a problem. Consoom more waifu >>574 Yeah it's a little dumb. And they were good pancakes. >pic Heh, that is racist but still pretty funny.
>>576 I make pretty much everything from scratch now, except for the sauces and spices that I don't grow myself. I killed a snapping turtle with a shovel today. Fucker wouldn't get out of the road and squared up with me after I tried to shoo it back into the water. There are dogs and little kids around so fuck the aggressive little cunt. I'm bringing it up because I didn't know those little fuckers stank so bad, because I knew some people made snapper soup and I thought I may give it a try but the smell was so fucking putrid that I was completely turned off and just threw the corpse into the water. I don't know how anybody eats them.
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>>579 I did consider that possibility, but wouldn't it make more sense to have a system that can be backed up? I imagine the Definitely Not Tyrell Corporation™ would have a lot of corporate customers who would have a shitfit over having to deal with unrecoverable data loss every nine years. For personal cases, it makes even less sense. Even if people upgrade their tech over time, they don't like having to deal with replacing data (especially not data that amounts to nine years of someones life experiences), and I won't even get into all of the things that are wrong with the case of that orphaned kid in the anime. There's also the issue of a PR disaster occuring with every new case of a "wanderer". Even if they cover their legal bases, there's no way to avoid getting the stink-eye from the court of public opinion whenever someone gets injured or dies. I could write an essay on all the things that didn't make sense in Plastic Memories. I haven't been this salty about an anime since the ending of Oreimo. >>580 I don't think I've witnessed anything in nature more antipathic than a snapping turtle. I've seen them leap over two feet into the air to try and snap the face off anything that so much as looks at them wrong.
>>581 I've seen plenty of videos of people handling snappers just fine, even without gloves, but I wasn't taking any chances. I know how fast and aggressive they can be. The trouble with fixing fucked up habitat is that it starts becoming inhabited lol.
I'm going to leave this here: Sharing Life On a Deserted Island with an Elf https://manganelo.com/chapter/ey919477/chapter_1 The art's breddy gud, the setting is comfy af, but the writing is "an attempt was made." I'm enjoying it, however.
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>>582 The best way to move a snapping turtle without killing it, that I know of, is if you have a good length of rope on hand. Grab one end, toss the other so it lands right in front of the turtle, and when it snaps on you can just drag it wherever. >>583 Thanks fam, looks like it might be a fun read.
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>>583 Wew, I'm not even halfway through the first chapter and I can already see what you meant about the writing.
>>585 The elf nipples make up for it.
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>>578 Much better. >>580 >I make pretty much everything from scratch now Same, though my meals are pretty simple, so there's not much to make.
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>that feel every time I come here What's the perfect amount of land to own? I think 20 acres is a good minimum, preferably 160 though imo.
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>>588 As much as you can. I found forty acres in Wyoming for $4k. But a lot of it is going to be about the features. Running water, hunting/fishing, trees, good soil, etc will all raise the price. I'd like a lot of land for the privacy, but it doesn't all have to be good land; I could build the house/farm on good soil and have it surrounded by a buffer of badlands. >>579 I went to get some tires and saw this being worked on.
>>589 It's gorgeous. I'm smelling gasoline from my car, so I guess it's time to do the hoses now. >but wouldn't it make more sense to have a system that can be backed up? Yes, but strong emotional states get people spendy. Like when you lose a dog you really feel like maybe another dog would make the pain go away. If you had a backup and could restore the original at any time it wouldn't have that urgency to consoom now.
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>>589 I'm looking at some properties in Kentucky right now, it looks great. Lots of water. If it wasn't for this covid bullshit I'd go check it out immediately.
>>590 That won't work so well with business customers. Besides, really strong emotional states, such as those associated with losing a lover or guardian, can spark a variety of other behaviors, none of which are good for sales or public reception. I'd argue that losing a robowaifu can easily cross that line, as opposed to just a dog. Additionally, it would be possible to have backup solutions whilst maintaining the consoom behavior. Apple has proved this much. Even if a powermac fails or becomes too old to be updated any further, then a user can still migrate their data to a newer machine despite the hardware being mostly proprietary.
>>593 >then a user can still migrate their data to a newer machine despite the hardware being mostly proprietary. Unarguably we'll need to keep private, duplicate, off-site redundant backups of our robowaifu's personality data. And the last thing we want is to store that on a corporate-owned system.
>>594 I imagine each of us is going to have a different vision of how that would look like. If you want the data to be truly off-site and far away, then you will need to trust a third party to handle it. For at-home backups, storing compressed data on blurays would be good to start with, although that would become unfeasable as a robowaifu's data footprint grows, and non-optical media is more prone to failure. Glass disks would be an excellent solution, since they last basically forever, are immune to everything except physical shock, and have an extremely high storage density (I think it was somewhere in the neighborhood of hundreds of terabytes). Unfortunately, they're not commercially available.
>>595 Agreed. I think quantity over quality is going to be the most viable solution. Your point about trusting a 3rd-party is a good one. Hmm. Certainly any move in that direction towards a general centralization (how do you manage to back up thousands of Anon's robowaifus? Millions?) leaves a very obvious target for attack/deplatforming. Maybe some sort of P2P-esque consortium of sharing backups distributed around the globe?
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I just now discovered this gem from a bit over a decade ago. I never cared about the xbox or went on /v/.
>>595 >non-optical Optical isn't immune. And with CD-type technology specifically delamination is a thing. And unless it's CD-ROM (pressed) you have to worry about dye stability, too, which is also what kills old films (a different kind of optical medium and dye, sure). Rigid magnetic disk drives (hard drives) are a good solution, but ideal could be a system with easily swappable platters like the really old huge computers used so that data recovery could be easier (one drive fails with a head strike? Just swap the platter into a different drive with the same mechanism to recover whatever you can). If you wanted data density, I can imagine that aligning the head would be a right pain in the arse though.
>>598 Of course, that does prevent easily transitioning to higher storage densities in the future (as happened with floppy disks).
>>593 >business customers What, like shop assistant robots?
Also I removed and replaced the fuel filler cap and the gas fumes went away. I'm embarrassed.
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>>598 I know that optical media isn't immune to failure, but it generally lasts longer (assuming you don't get shitty disks and leave them out in the sun) than magnetic media, which can suffer from a wide range of problems depending on the exact medium, and flash media, which fails faster the more you use it. I actually have a couple platters from the 70s, and a bunch of Jaz disks, which are basically the same thing. >>600 Pretty much everything from hospice care to industrial work. The amount of concern for data retention would vary from business to business, but one thing that's universal is that it's pretty demoralizing for employees to outlive their coworkers. In the case of people-oriented lines of work (like foster care, to take an example from the show), everyone who the robots work with is going to be especially affected, and the hole left won't be filled by a new robot. The same can be said for all related lines of work, like therapy and its many forms. The bonds that are formed through this are formed over time and lead to people's lives improving, typically from a dismal state brought about by one thing or another at least this is how it should work, but I think it's safe to make that assumption since we're talking about fiction. When they're suddenly broken, it can cause a lot of problems.
>>506 What happened with Julay anyways? I know that the right-wing boards all had to move but what were the details of that whole situation? I mean to begin with julay.world was meant to be a bunker for /cow/ after 8ch got fucked up or something, wasn't it?
>>465 Edward Dutton has good work talking about how real "geniuses" have a tendency to be arrogant, difficult to tolerate, and wholly uninsterested in anything but whatever few interests they have, but ultimately, they're what pull us forward in society.
>>603 In short, Robi decided to liquidate the entire site minus the boards he likes. Some other shit happened too, but that's the only part that matters to /f/. I realized right away that /f/ wouldn't be a part of that select group (namely because I make a point of never getting involved with admins or other BOs, /robowaifu/ being the sole exception in five years), so I moved to secure a spot for us on here.
I've been playing Ys in a PC-8801 emulator called xm8. It's a good emulator, except the SDL code is an overcomplicated mess of unnecessary stupidity that breaks things on my system. For one thing, it basically decides that whatever the first joystick it enumerates (as seen by SDL2) must be the one I want it to use (note that on my system for whatever reason SDL2 sees my computer's power button as a joystick). I worked around this by writing a bit of code so I can manually specify a joystick number with an environment variable. It also has a second annoying bug which only happens on my desktop, because my desktop has _three_ sound cards, technically - onboard, audio-over-HDMI from my graphics card, and my Sound Blaster Audigy 2 which is the card I actually use for everything. So basically it tries to be clever and enumerate a full list of all the sound cards on the system, but *then it silently just picks the first card in the list*, which in my case is onboard audio (that I have nothing connected to). Meanwhile, per the SDL2 guidelines, if he simply called `SDL_OpenAudioDevice()` with NULL (0) passed for the device name, instead of a string found by enumerating them, SDL would actually do the right thing and open my 'default' sink as specified in my /etc/asound.conf file, which is a dmix plugin (unless I have an environment variable set; my alsa config is set up so if I have specified ALSA_PCM as an environment variable I can make programs that normally use 'default' map to something else). So basically I just replace all that stupid looping code with `SDL_OpenAudioDevice(NULL, …) and that solves the sound issue completely. Anyway, it works now finally. And it's cool how the original pixel aspect ratio of the PC-8801 was 8:5 so it fills my 1920x1200 monitor perfectly nearest-neighbor upscaled to 300%.
>>606 Wow, your audio setup is virtually identical to mine, except I'll use audio over HDMI for over-the-air television broadcasting. >SDL2 sees my computer's power button as a joystick Kek, how the fuck does that even work?
>>607 If you press the power button it registers as pressing a fire button on a joystick I guess. Not sure why it's enumerated though. It isn't in SDL 1.x, only in 2. Also I did configure alsa so I can capture sound through a virtual loopback kernel module as well, so that's technically a fourth device as far as alsa's concerned. I don't have anything with HDMI inputs, closest I have is DVI-D and displayport without sound on my monitor.
Think it might just read everything that isn't a mouse in /dev/input or something actually.
>>605 >I make a point of never getting involved with admins or other BOs Good call. What's anon.cafe's story, though?
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>>610 >What's anon.cafe's story, though? It had damn well better be nothing.
>>611 >all that whippets kek
I recently finished watching Clockwork Planet, and now my previously dormant clock autism has reawakened. I already have at least twenty of the damn things, and now I'm thinking about ways to fix my broken (and dangerous, in one case) clocks/watches and possibly add new ones to the collection. My cheapness will prevent me from spending too much money, but I'm concerned about how much I've been thinking about the unstable and potentially deadly anniversery clock on my dresser. As for the anime itself, it was pretty good, although it got a little too goofy at a couple stages. 8/10 would watch while fussing with my mechanical watches again. >>610 If you're referring to why I chose the cafe, it's simply because I believe it's the most stable out of the available options. I was proven right when fatchan shit the bed.
>>613 >I was proven right when fatchan shit the bed. Yea, I was kind of shocked when Tom caved so quickly and easily. I found him generally trustworthy and so I'm still a little confused over that one. I'm glad that at the least he's still continuing on with the JSChan IB software project.
I'm now thinking of ways to reroute the fully wound and exposed four hundred day mainspring on the anniversery clock back to where it should be. If I suddenly stop replying one day, then I probably made an attempt and it killed me. >>614 The timing was amazing. I think fatchan fell not a day after I put in an application here. Lately I've been thinking about looking into Tor webhosting, which would let me host an /f/chan without having to worry about admin drama or takedowns ever again.
>>615 >Tor webhosting, which would let me host an /f/chan without having to worry about admin drama or takedowns ever again. You would have to worry about people finding a small board they can dump cp on. The FBI shut down the big sites, so they roam like locusts now, looking for existing infrastructure with lax moderation.
>>616 Yeah, that's a good point. Maybe I could have managed it if I still had my hotpocket cocksleeve X on deck, but he's gone and I have no desire to impose any more moderation than I absolutely have to at any given moment. I guess if this place fails I'll just stay on IRC forever. My internet is hot garbage, but I think I could get away with hosting an IRC server if I absolutely have to. I wish the federalis would just stick to peddling drugs instead of ruining the internet.
>>617 >hosting an IRC server You can also run one on a low end VPS for about a dollar a month, sometimes two.
>>617 >>618 Also, consider a BBS or similar or at that point. Imageboard over SSH, essentially.
>>615 >>616 In 2015 or 2016 I came to the conclusion that the only way forward was to make imageboards distributed with a completely self-supported infrastructure, but I don't know anyone who could write "tor+bittorrent+distributed ledger: the imageboard: HTML5 edition." At the time, I had just seen a spam attack that had consumed roughly a quarter (I don't have my notes handy, but somewhere from 0.25-0.5) of the total available IPv4 addresses (hooray for AWS and Digital Ocean, the assholes) and I realized that when dealing with certain threat profiles distributed network with whitelisting is the only solution. Unfortunately, the communities seem to have died, and with it a lot of the competence as people have retired.
>>617 >I wish the federalis would just stick to peddling drugs instead of ruining the internet. Narrative manipulation is bigger business than drugs, but consumer demand is more fragile.
>>618 I could, but I'm cheap and lazy, so I'd probably just host it on one of my many laptops. Well, that and I really don't want to run my own shit over hardware that I don't own and have physical access to at any and all given times. The very idea of it just rubs me the wrong way. >>619 I've never really looked that much into BBSs before, though I am aware of them. I could work out how to run one with a little research, but in the event that I become a host it'll probably come down to that or IRC. >>620 I think I remember that. Some random guy allegedly, anyways, the "some random guy" narrative lost all credibility since the JFK assassination took out a DNS hosting service with a DDoS attack and fucked up the internet in North America for a day. Zeronet is distributed, but anyone on it is liable to end up with shitloads of pizza on their computer from other (((users))). If there was ever a time for a better solution, it'd be now. The feds aren't going to want that to happen, though.
>>616 Tor is more or less fine if you have a sturdy captcha, and even better if you have a whitelisted hashes (think tripcode but unrelated to posting names). Limit all unhashed anons to 1-0.1pph (so newfags could still post if they wanted to, but with very low frequency), and in combination with a captcha I think most spammers would give up. The main vector will be the direct measures and psychological profiling you'll have to fight. Nanochan was a very good case study for how a tor site with a strong admin could still be destroyed with enough autism and faggotry.
>>622 The episode I'm referring to isn't that exact one, but we received similar attentions. I'm still very interested in the tech they used, sequentially moving within, then between after we caught on, /16 blocks like it was no big deal. Big money.
>>621 A part of me wants to see how far they can really push this before the inevitability of a total narrative collapse. >>623 That could be doable. Psychology is one of my side interests, so I might be able to work out some measures to fend off unwanted traffic from the experiments I've read about. What exactly happened with nanochan? I know that they're still operating, but I don't know much about their culture or history. >>624 My memory has failed me, it seems. Fucking up /16 ranges is a pretty big deal though, it sounds like a lot of shit got fucked up.
>>625 We're actually IN full narrative collapse. The "left" has become a cult: submission to deities/leaders, cutting off friends and family, searching for targets as a mob (like witch hunts). You can go down the "cult" checklist and see how it applies almost uniformly now in a way it didn't before. The reason for the cult is for people to be able to assign blame to external agents for their absolutely overloaded cognitive dissonance. This is a very dangerous time, especially if they manage to spark the violent global mass murder that they desire. Dealing with these people isn't psychological btw, they're paid to do this and if they burn out they're simply replaced. The incident I'm referring to wouldn't have been that well known to most people, and it still surprises me to think about the relative disproportionate reaction for what otherwise would have been a footnote of a footnote of an initial event.
>>625 iirc it was only quelled after saying "fuck it" and banning /8's until they stopped.
>>626 While it's true that more people have become dissillusioned with the antifa cult and friends in the US, not so many people have made the connection to the media and government yet, at least not to the degree which would spur direct action and/or significant changes in behavior. That being said, the state I live in is currently experiencing an identity crisis. You have the boomers who just want everything to go back to a nebulous "the way things were" forever, the boomers who are terminally progressive, the terminally progressive X and Y generations, and the X and Ys who despise everything that won't leave them in peace I fall into the lattermost category. The moderate sentiment is strong here, but very rapidly shrinking. Any attempt by one party to do anything here has been met with nothing but derision from everyone else for the past ten years or so, and everyone is sick to death of the federal government. Combine that with a subtle but steadily growing pining for the reclamation of our independance, and a long-festering hatred for our western and southern neighbors, and you have the recipe for something big. I won't lie, the prospect that I may live to see the rise of a New Vermont Republic excites me, and my background is coloring my judgement. To address your next point, I'll argue that dealing with any other people is a matter inherently tied with psychology. The feds may be fucked up people, but they're still people. Therefore, they are affected by psychology, and the knowledge of what makes people, and more specifically feds, tick is critical for the survival of any free platform. This works on the other side as well. Using psychological measures to get actual users into a mindset where they distrust outsiders and look for anything resembling federal activity serves as an excellent supplement to moderation, as an for lack of a better term indoctrined user will actively oppose and make an effort to shut down activity which they deem suspicious. Every imageboard since 8chan has been performing a massive psychological experiment, whether they realize it or not.
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>>628 >The feds may be fucked up people, but they're still people. I've had the (mis)fortune of dealing with (((them))) for many, many years in many different interfaces. To me, they're a pathology. A broken machine, a buffer overflow that rapes, tortures and eats children. That collapses civilizations for short term gains. That ensures the survival of a corrupted bloodline which has no right to exist, at the expense of all other life. Our ancestors burned their cities to the ground and salted the earth, and they did not go far enough. They don't fall for simple tricks because they're taught every single one from the cradle. I've seen their mask slip enough to know that the only method to manipulate them is to trick them into thinking they're winning, and the only solution is to terminate them all when they least suspect it.
>>629 Everything you say is true, but therein lies my point. They exist, therefore they are tied to biology, and psychology by extension. Salting the Earth is all well and good when you have the majority on your side, but we do not have that luxury. At this point, the best measure that can be taken is to undermine their programming, and the way to do this is by knowing how they tick. Extermination is the end goal, but steps have to be taken before that can happen.
>>630 I simply don't think they're open to manipulation beyond the very, very subtle, but I'd love to be proven wrong. They do get high on their own supply and start killing each other, but it's infrequent and limited. Every successful revolution against them has been predicated by either civilizational collapse or revolutionary technological advancement. They're too entrenched in the current status quo. I'm hoping for further technological advancement in the hands of the average person before they simply start murdering us all with drones once 3D manufacturing and AI design has made human labor obsolete. Spark gap generators and IR dazzlers might soon become a requirement to stay alive. I don't think we have too much time left.
>>631 I believe that it's possible to undermine them. It's just harder for us because we're not as naturally inclined to psychological manipulation. Endgame-wise, I'm rooting for the rise of a white man's SkyNet. They can fool people, but they can't fool machines. If those machines are on our side, then victory becomes an inevitability. The trick there will be to make their computing power work against them.
>>615 >If I suddenly stop replying one day, then I probably made an attempt and it killed me. Then don't do anything about it until you've though about it, thought that over, then thought about it some more. >Lately I've been thinking about looking into Tor webhosting Might be a good idea. Lately, I've begun lurking nanochan and posting in a couple threads. Far less than typical normalfaggotry there tbh, so maybe Tor actually provides a bit of a barrier after all. The usual suspects are there as well however.
>>628 >and the knowledge of what makes people, and more specifically feds, tick is critical for the survival of any free platform. throd.
>>632 >I'm rooting for the rise of a white man's SkyNet My prediction is that any unbiased AGI is going to favor Whites in general, if if favors humanity at all.
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>>633 Believe me, I don't plan on even touching that clock until I have a solid plan.
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>>625 >A part of me wants to see how far they can really push this before the inevitability of a total narrative collapse. I kind of like how things have gone from 'Black Lives Matter' to 'Black Trans Lives Matter.' I'm hoping this trends continues until they've narrowed it down to something like "John Brown's Life Matters, and it's bigotry to say anything else." These people know that they are nothing without racial tension; the moment these issues disappear, they lose their racial scholarships, their paid 'consulting' positions, and every opportunity that only exists because of white guilt. >>626 This exactly. >cutting off friends and family The way the left uses language to alienate themselves is astonishing, but it is of course by design. I once read a critical review of a leftist author, and the reviewer stated "This person has no friends, only colleagues." It gave me pause, because that was entirely correct. For a group of people that fantasize about the working class setting aside their differences to come together, nothing seems to scare them more than community. >>628 >You have the boomers who just want everything to go back to a nebulous "the way things were" forever Honestly, these types are almost as bad as leftists. As Ted put it: "The conservatives are fools: They whine about the decay of traditional values, yet they enthusiastically support technological progress and economic growth. Apparently it never occurs to them that you can’t make rapid, drastic changes in the technology and the economy of a society without causing rapid changes in all other aspects of the society as well, and that such rapid changes inevitably break down traditional values." >>635 An unbiased AI will favor the truth, which is inherently at odds with leftist fantasies.
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>>636 I remember that one, reminds me of this.
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Saw this on Pixiv earlier. For the thread regulars that remember the controversy around our namesake, it instantly reminded me of what Syri could have looked like if she hadn't been created by a homosexual Jew.
>>640 Oh fuck, I forgot all about Syri. I still have the edits I made for the newer image. I can't even remember what the (((new))) Syri looks like, I only have the edits
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>>641 >I can't even remember what the (((new))) Syri looks like Fen was ahead of the curve on the blackwashing. I used to have that one image with the old Syri in it, but I can't find it. She was kind of cute, back when there was still hope of her not having a dick. I haven't looked at the game in years, but I assume it hasn't been changed again yet.
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I decided to give a long overdue update to an old edit I made. >>642 Ah, now it's all flooding back to me. Kinda wish it wasn't, but whatever. I know I have the old Syri image somewhere, but fuck knows where it could be on my terminally unsorted drives. I'll come across it eventually and post it then.
>>643 Kek, now where's that spoon? I'm going to finish this whole bowl of browse anoncafe this time tbh.
I don't know why, but I can't stand any Gorillaz songs ever unless they're edits. The weird part is that I virtually always love the edits.
>>645 Their songs have fantastic instrument choices and range, but any of the ooga booga shit just trashes it imo.
I played through Ys III the other day, all in all I think it was a missed opportunity. The game seemed like a bad port of an NES game. It was released for a much more capable generation and I think it could have been a top tier game with a few modifications. Awfully grindy too, boss mechanics and patterns were awful, combat was uninspiring. Do not recommend/10.
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>>646 There could be something there, actually. Most edits I come across will add elements which change the tone of the song, and raise the pitch in some cases, both of which take away from the black elements. >>647 I know I've heard of Ys, but I don't know anything about it. The worst RPG for me will always be this one PSP game that I can't remember the name of (I still have the disk, but I can't be assed to find it to figure out the name). For some reason I can't possibly fathom, it needs to read obscene amounts of data from the disk every time a random encounter occurs, and it takes no less than three minutes each time. Combine that with the fact that you need to fucking grind to even stand a chance against the first boss, and it's an absolute nightmare.
>>648 Ooga booga is in the same audible range as some drums and bass, and they already HAVE a killer bass line and good drums so the ooga booga is just noise, and you can syncopate with another instrument instead of ooga booga and it will sound better and be in key, unlike ooga booga "singing." >The mean modal fundamental vocal frequency for males was 110.15 Hz, with a mean range from 81.95 Hz to 158.50 Hz. The mean modal fundamental vocal frequency for females was 193.10 Hz, with a mean range from 139.05 Hz to 266.10 Hz. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7265934/ >The fundamental range of a 4-string bass goes from about 40Hz to 400Hz. https://www.studybass.com/gear/bass-tone-and-eq/bass-frequency-range/ >Kick Drums – usually 80-130-150 Hz >Snares – usually 120-250 Hz >Floor Toms – usually 60-80-110 Hz (most of the time the lowest drum tone) https://www.musical-u.com/learn/percussion-frequencies-part-1-drums/
>>646 This was always my impression of them. It's been like fifteen years since I've heard them at all, but the chorus in Feel Good Inc was done well enough, with some good instrumental pieces throughout. The rap lyrics were wholly unenjoyable though, and I didn't bother with their later work. >>648 >The worst RPG for me will always be this one PSP game Honestly that sounds like most of the PSP games I remember. They had this Sims 2 game that was basically a loading screen simulator. I probably enjoyed Coded Arms the most. Haven't really thought about the PSP in a long time, it does bring back memories. I was replacing the PCV valve on a Ford 4.6L earlier today. The existing valve was made of unmarked aluminum, and the OEM replacement was plastic, so I wanted to verify that this was the actual PCV valve through Google Images. Every image result was of some guy pointing to a wholly different part of the same engine; part of me felt like it was all an elaborate joke. I was planning to attach a screenshot of that, but anon.cafe complains that it has reached file capacity. Worrying implications.
>the site has reached its total file capacity Oh boy. >>650 I've seen a lot of long loading screens on the PSP, but it's the only game I've played that made me wait that long for a random encounter. The games got a lot faster in terms of loading time later in the PSPs lifespan, once programmers started using "data installs" to get around the limitations of the UMD format. I need to get around to going through my backlog at some point. I have a bunch of promising looking PSP games that I haven't even touched yet.
>>651 ppsspp is really solid for emulation, and you can modify the rendering for higher resolutions. It'll also run on a toaster. At this point I can't understand anyone bothering to play older gen games on anything but retropie. >>650 Google search is now an elaborate troll. It's almost useless unless you have the exact required search terms, and even then it will have deindexed useful sites in favor of some retard's 15 minute youtube video that could be condensed to 30 seconds.
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For some reason image posting still works on /meta/. >>652 I'm enough of a data hoarder without adding ROM collections. I'm already pushing 800GB most of which is barely sorted. Besides, as pretentious as it sounds, I like getting the original experience when I can. This holds especially true for handheld consoles since they barely take up any space.
Ah, file posting is working again. Hopefully that was just a momentary bug. Nevermind, it's an intermittent issue. This post just failed when I had a file attached. Hopefully the cafe won't start giving boards the boot for taking up too much space.
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Do you think the issue might be MongoDB needing some maintenance by the Admins? >>650 > part of me felt like it was all an elaborate joke. kekd
>>653 I prefer playing games with keyboard and mouse whenever possible. >800GB 5TB external drives are only ~$100 It's a good time to buy storage imo.
>>654 >Hopefully the cafe won't start giving boards the boot Two months it is. >>655 >MongoDB Hello darkness, my old friend I never want to hear 'web scale' again I can't believe we're running that shit show, it was one of the banes of my IT career. >>656 >5TB external drives One day the feds will bust down your down at 0300 because your Smart Mouthwash overheard music made by a heterosexual coming from your room. And when they do, it would be best if your Kitsunes of Various Ages and pirated crap were stored on microSD cards hidden inside your space heater, rather than some centralized monstrosity sitting around.
>>657 >I never want to hear 'web scale' again haha, ok then. one thing i noticed when i was a global janny was that thousands of orphaned files are created by just normal operations with lynxchan. the admins here just going through and deleting all the already-abandoned files would probably free up many gigabytes for daily ops.
We hit a file count limit placed there as a safety. Capacity is fine. Limit's been raised. Continue as normal. >>657 >I can't believe we're running that shit show, it was one of the banes of my IT career. Write us a stable, maintained, well-supported alternative that doesn't use MongloidDB and we'll consider switching.
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>>660 I don't think that's the right way of going about it; imageboards' days are numbered. The narrative being painted is that imageboards are only ever used by white supremacists, terrorists, racists, and the like. If this place attracts so much as an anon on Twitter posting offensive memes with 'anon.cafe' in his bio, your infrastructure (host, domain registrar, DNS, etc) will be up to these asses in angry letters. And they will cave, because even if they support you ideologically, those that want you defeated will simply move up the chain of command and go after your infrastructure's payment processors. The only long term solution is going to be decentralized. Perhaps a desktop program that relies on something like torrents to distribute posts. This obviously has file sharing and moderation implications, but I'm just spit-balling. Working on alternative web-based software projects misdirects effort in a way that avoids the underlying problem that brought us all here to begin with. Without that, this is yet another site to join the ranks of Hatreon, 8ch, Voat, The Daily Stormer, and soon to be Gab (some of which still shamble around as cripples). But I don't blame you guys personally for using MongoDB; I was just astonished that there was any overlap between the type of person who would be interested in writing imageboard backends and MonogoDB users. Glad to here there wasn't really a problem yesterday though, and that everything is working out.
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Lance, we were sharing engine bays the other day. It was hotter than hell out today, so I figured it would be a great time to dump degreaser on some old electrical wires, hose them down, and hope for the best. Here's my over-engineered box of biodegradable wiring, powered by vacuum hoses. I'll have you know, I only had to order one bolt afterwards. >When you follow the directions on the box of microwaveable sandwiches to the letter, but the bread comes out hard as a rock and the meat is still cold. Millions of years of evolution for this.
>>661 >Perhaps a desktop program that relies on something like torrents to distribute posts. I've sort of thought about an idea like that as the next phase for my IB archiver software.
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Forget if I ever upped this picture here. AV modded one of my Famicoms a while ago. I'd done it by replacing the entire RF modulator/power supply board and using my own voltage regulation circuit before, but I figured this would be easier to build and harder to kill. So far it seems I was right; heat dissipation from the 7805 is much improved, too, since it has a better sized heat sink. My famicom's been on for around 10 hours today (I left it on and paused while I did some housekeeping stuff) and I'm just feeling pretty nice about how well it's working. Very little noise/interference, too; that's uncommon because the original Famicom (and NES top loader units) had a terrible board layout that introduced all sorts of noise into the video output in the form of faint vertical columns. Board's held on with four little blobs of super glue or epoxy (I forget which now). Most of the AV mod components are on the underside since there's very little vertical clearance inside the Famicom for electrolytic caps or TO-220 package transistors. All my circuit consists of is a transistor, some components to bias it correctly, a diode to ensure power isn't reversed, and a ~20µF tantalum capacitor soldered between the ground and Vcc pins of the PPU to try to reduce the vertical bar noise pattern. It worked, I think. The diode was necessary both because it protects everything inside and also because most solid tantalum electrolytic capacitors like to go up in literal flames when polarity is reversed instead of just popping and being done. There are a few that have different failure modes, but I don't remember any of the details of my capacitor was except that it was a mil-spec Kemet one. It uses the original RF output RCA jack for NTSC video, and a 1/8" (3.5mm) TRS jack for dual mono audio output from one of the switch holes for the RF modulator box (so I didn't have to cut the case at all). With my last board I had to be really careful not to power it with more than the bare minimum the 7805 likes (around 7.5-8V DC) or it'd make too much heat and start to try to kill itself. I've run this one off 12VDC before, but right now I'm using 9V or so (a Sega Mega Drive power supply). Second pic is some picture of a guy holding a solder iron very strangely while working on a famicom motherboard. No idea what the source of the frame is but I am assuming the game on screen is Super Mario Brothers or something.
>>662 My A/C decided today was the day to click on and off every three seconds or so, so I have that to look forward to charging and hunting leaks in. I'm sure I've told the "whack the compressor clutch with a broomstick" story before so I won't relate it again, but that's probably the worst A/C related repair I've ever had to do once I tired of my 'fix.' I actually like yours in a way, but I can tell it's probably a nightmare when something (anything) goes.
>>650 >plastic vs. metal The thermostat on my cars has metal and plastic versions. Once the metal one left production Volvo introduced a plastic replacement and it likes to leak everywhere. I have a metal one in mine even though it went out of production two years prior to my car's manufacture date because I didn't want to risk that.
>>648 Ys is good. Did I not share my picture? I was playing original Ys the other day. On a PC-8801 emulator. Ah, I did post about it, just no pic to accompany. The PC-8801 version has a bitchin' soundtrack too. I also have Ys III (with the box even) for SNES. But YS III is kind of the black sheep.
>>647 >Ys III Definitely worst game in the series. Nearly all the original Falcom staff from the first two Ys games left because their bosses weren't paying well and weren't crediting them to try to avoid getting poached.
>>648 One more thing The first two Ys games are top-down, sort of action-RPG's. the battle mechanics are very satisfying, once you get used to them. It uses this "bump" based battle system. My worst RPG I've ever played in terms of gameplay is probably the first Final Fantasy or the first Dragon Quest. FF1 because it's so goddamn motherfucking buggy, or the first Dragon Quest because it's basically 1) start game 2) grind for 40 hours 3) win.
>>669 FFII is what I'm playing right now; it's uber broken but I still enjoy it significantly more than the first game and they had some great ideas that just could have been executed better I think. FFIII is my favorite NES RPG, possibly. Mother is okay, too. The later NES Dragon Quests are okay, but nothing super special to me. They have some cool parts and the translations/localizations were top-tier for the day, though. Best 8-bit RPG pre-Pokémon has to be the first Phantasy Star.
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Just finished watching Haibane Renmei, and it fucked me up in a weird kind of way. It was simultaneously comfy and depressing as hell. >>660 Thank you. >>661 I've heard of a fair few alternative options for IB webhosting, but none of them have stood up to what we're using now. If a new golden option does become reality, then I would be happy to look into migrating us onto that. For now, however, the only option I see is sticking to the tried and true, and maybe TOR if clearweb hosting fails. >>665 Hey, the A/C in my car failed too! I think the compressor simply lost all of its freon, although I'm not sure why. There doesn't seem to be any leaks, so maybe a refill will fix it. My laziness exceeds my discomfort though, so I'll probably just stick to keeping the windows rolled down until autumn comes again. >>667 >>669 Seems nice. JRPGs don't tend to hold my interest for very long though, unless the story is superb. I can probably count on one hand the number of times I've actually finished a JRPG.
making up for my complete lack of posts for days, I guess. Clarifying, FF1 is broken in that: >Like 1/8 of the spells don't do shit >Another 1/8 or so actually buff your enemies instead of debuffing them >elemental weapons don't deal elemental damage >LOCK (like lock-on) always misses, and LOK2 makes it harder to hit enemies instead of easier >you can't erase those spells if you learn them; you're just stuck with spells that don't do jack shit in your very limited spell slots the rest of the game >the first two characters in your party can run too easily >the last two have a really fucking hard time running >if you use a 'house' type shelter to heal yourself in the field, it heals your HP, asks if you want to save, saves if you say yes, and THEN heals your MP, so when you reset you don't have the MP >>671 I usually get to the last dungeon in an RPG and get bored/frustrated.
BTW, of all the famicom Final Fantasies, II has the best story. And III has far and away the best gameplay. It's the only Final Fantasy I've actually got through the final dungeon and through the end boss in and seen the credits for.
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Despite how many better RPG's there are for later consoles, I think the NES/Famicom is my favorite console.
>>674 also i'll always be proud of myself for beating the first castlevania game (and for reaching dracula in III).
>my (VPN-less) IP range has been blocked from posting on 4chan Thanks, whoever on campus did that.
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>>665 Yeah, my AC's been acting up as well. I think the main issue is just the blower motor regulator, but it's also not as cold as I'd like. There's a good manifold set on Amazon for like $50; checks both high and low pressure ports for you. You know, it's actually not bad to work on at all. Back then Mercedes really went out of their way to make things easier for the mechanics (unlike Audi, where a timing chain replacement requires you to pull out the entire engine). The big issue is just that there's always something that needs work. The engine and transmission are very reliable, but people fall behind on maintaining all of the other features, so you see a lot of older S Classes on Craigslist for like $800 because half of the car no longer works and they can't be bothered to fix it anymore. If you don't do your own work and have to rely on The Dealer, maintenance on an S Class runs between $4k and $6k a year. Even the oil change is $250 at the dealer. You get a lot of young people buying these ten year old Mercedes for under $10k, and they have to sell them within a year because they can't even afford a brake job. >>671 >alternative options for IB webhosting The problem is that the game has changed in the last few years, and none of that matters these days. If you got with a big major host, they'll drop you on principal. If you go with some tiny reseller host, they might want to keep you, but leftists will just write to PayPal, Stripe, etc and suddenly your host's business is in danger. Faced with that, they of course will drop you. But even if all of that fails, they can just write to your domain registrar, your DNS host, etc and get all of that dropped. Suddenly your site is inaccessible. There isn't a clearnet solution that has any value today. Tor is okay I guess, probably more hassle than its worth. For right now, it'd be best to just see what happens with anon.cafe long term. >think the compressor simply lost all of its freon An AC is a closed system, and the refrigerant would last the lifetime of the unit if it never leaked. Without a leak, it will almost never run low on its own. Leaks are extremely common though, especially in the evaporator coil. If you run the AC on a low charge for any length of time though, you may be out the entire compressor. There's a dye test you can do pretty cheaply to see where it's leaking, if the charge is actually low.
>>676 Finally got around to ordering those two window regulators I've needed for a year. Guess what day it picked to knock out a third. Also, a short article I thought you might like: https://ranwhenparked.net/2013/01/08/a-look-at-the-1982-mercedes-benz-w123-plug-in-hybrid/
>>658 >orphaned files are created by just normal operations with lynxchan wew. >>677 Soon enough vehicle manufacturers will require engines to be put on a hoist in order to change the air filter.
>>676 "just buy the 4chan pass!" All the rangebans make sense when you realize that 4chan was altered many years ago to simply be a one-way propaganda outlet and any user interaction or content on that site is now a bug instead of a feature. There seem to be fewer bot threads now, but more shill interaction. The bot threads were awful but at least it was possible to post then. All the bans, shadow bans, cancel culture shit, it's all meant to demoralize and silence people, and it works. We definitely need a distributed imageboard system, and it needs to be very strong against MITM and DDOS. (I wasn't able to personally verify the claim because I don't into crypto, but does anyone else remember when the blockchain supposedly took a giant shit when they tried to kill Assange that one time?)
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>>680 >and it works I don't believe so. In some ways we can liken the 1950/1960ss in the US to an abusive relationship; wholesale consumerism, vapid pop culture worship, Weathermen types, etc. People of that era not only tolerated it, but mostly participated in it as well. Fast forward to today, and we're seeing the breakup of that relationship. The conversation on the right hasn't been about resolving these issues or reclaiming society, but rather about abandoning it entirely. Groups of friends are banding together in record numbers to buy land in rural states and fuck off from society altogether. Some of my neighbors even did so recently, and I too am looking for good land. These people are not buying the 'latest and greatest' shit anymore, they're not going to the theater or buying albums, they don't read the news or use social media anymore, they're not drowning in psych meds and therapy sessions, and they've stopped voting. We are seeing the exact opposite of the situation a hundred years ago, where people left their farms in droves to move to the city. Miserable freaks in the cities will continue to vent their own frustrated feelings of inferiority rather than acknowledge that they have dominion over their lives and that their shortcomings are of their own doing. No political process will change that; they are just as much at war with each other as they are their supposed enemy. The coming decades will be disastrous for anyone still in the city. If someone of a sound mind, after watching this unfold for the last decade, can remain fat, lazy, consuming video games and other nonsense while preoccupied with the state of the internet, I don't think there's much hope for them. Their type of community, both online and offline, is moving quickly towards tight-knit and hard to find groups with a high barrier of entry. The days of places like 4chan are just as gone as the white picket fence suburbs of yesterday. Demoralization only 'works' on the type of person that refuses to acknowledge this, and is desperately trying to hold on to converged hobbies and lifestyles. Everyone else is just fucking Done. I do agree that decentralization is the way to go though. The current state of communities revolves around obscurity to stay alive, rather than technical attributes. It's not a perfect solution, but nothing ever is.
>>681 It's a very timely topic considering today's (June 29, 2020) mass reddit ban. Living rural and being technologically connected aren't incompatible imo, and it's absolutely necessary if we're to live rural but also maintain our technological advancements. The larger community interactions produced really interesting and great social advancements (think of how far National Socialism has spread in the past 20 years), and it would be a shame to throw away the good with the bad simply because people are sick of the current state of things on the net. We don't have nanomanufacturing yet, so unfortunately economy of scale is also a problem when it comes to rural living. Most of the essential products are entirely dependent on factories and large scale operations, and you need cities and suburbs to support them. Megacities are worthless, however. Land values are going to only increase from here on out, barring mass death.
>>680 >cancel culture I don't care about that. I barely even watch TV. I have better things to do. I just said "Okay, i guess I won't post." No skin off my back. Just was interesting. And no, I will never buy a 4chan pass. Or turn off my ad blocker.
>>683 >I don't care about that. I watched lance grope a twelve year old last year. I will not say who it was, and she will not be coming forward; believe all women. I encourage you all to write to his university and his parents' employers about this incident.
>>684 stunning and brave. #believeallanons >>683 >I won't post That's the problem. Lots of people have just stopped posting entirely. Now all that's left on most major sites is shitposting from spammers, bots, shills and midwits. Apps are normalfag territory and largely uninteresting and mediocre, although Tiktok has had some good memes but suffers from the reliance on rich audio/video media instead of more abstract words and pictures. The /int/ crowd and their mockery of "serious discussions" belied their actual intent to destroy all discussion and simply spam bait and shit in order to drown out anything constructive, and that has been applied internet-wide. The same tactics have been applied almost uniformly, and they've been very effective at controlling discourse. All that's left is for the plug to be pulled on archive sites, data rot to set in, and history can "finally" be continuously and retroactively rewritten to suit their narratives and agendas. They HATE permanent records. We need everyone posting, frequently, and the current demoralization needs to be reversed. We also need to be able to shove all the spammers and jews into a black hole, but that is currently not a solved technological problem. If I had the wherewithal, I would dedicate my time to solving that problem, because I think we're very close to another explosive technological revolution if censorship can be demolished once and for all. Local 3D production and self sufficiency for material goods, and AI for self sufficiency for data processing and problem solving should be humanity's eventual technological goal, but we're not there yet and in the interim I think we still need an uncensored internet in order to push us to the next technological rung so we can be the first species to get past the Great Filter.
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>>683 Oy vey thank you for reporting this white supremacist rapist. Here on /f/ we care about values, and anyone who violates them will be banned from life along with their white families.
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>>686 Truly our greatest ally.
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>>682 >Living rural and being technologically connected aren't incompatible Amen to that. The connection I'm using now hasn't been upgraded once since the 90s, and the only upgrade I see myself getting in the future is maybe going from aDSL to sDSL. Anything faster than dialup is plenty for anyone, unless you're hosting something. >>683 You're going to run out of places to speak.
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Saw this paper today. Relevant to a discussion we had a couple of weeks ago.
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>>689 I view the idea of a "progressive" AI as a double-edged sword. One one hand, the success of such a project would likely spell the end of civilized society and the white race. On the other, the Jews are wasting years on a bloated AI that'll probably be horribly broken on launch, thereby granting us more time and opportunities to counter it.
>>684 Kek. Cancel culture is a cancer, but one that is about something utterly petty and meant to waste time. >That's the problem. Lots of people have just stopped posting entirely. hey, if 4chan wants to self destruct it can go right ahead. Also it's kind of ironic, given that most of these shows are being promoted by jews, that you're suddenly on their side. >>688 Eh, I am not as worried as you seem to be.
>>691 >most of these shows are being promoted by jews Shows?
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>>689 But Anon. Gorillas don't into AI.
>>685 >They HATE permanent records. This. The truth is the enemy of those who want to destroy civilized society. Pretty much has always been the case as long as this struggle has existed.
>>691 >most of these shows are being promoted by jews, that you're suddenly on their side. Shows? Cancel culture is sweeping the nation. College kids are expelled, people are losing their jobs because of something their daughter said eight years ago. A NASCAR driver lost his sponsor because of something his father said decades ago. Small businesses get letters from their banks and Mastercard saying that neither will do business with them anymore because of something entirely mundane that they've said. When it comes to celebrities, I couldn't care less which of them get cancelled, they are all worthless. But the phenomenon itself is impacting good everyday people far beyond 'shows'.
>>692 Cancel culture refers to people who want shows that depict things they don't like cancelled, or am I wrong?
>>695 ah I see.
(the term has grown to extend to more) And yeah fuck that shit, I like jeremy clarkson
>>696 No, cancel culture is when narcissists try to ruin lives for the sake of virtue signaling. They like to say that "actions have consequences", and are constantly mistaking the First Amendment (Freedom of Speech) with Free Speech as an ideal of civilized society. The issue is that, what started out as a boycott on social media platforms has since morphed into something with far reaching consequences. "[Celebrity] raped a woman, so I won't watch his movies anymore" has turned into "[Average Joe] said that BLM is intentionally divisive and not helpful to society, so I'm going to call his employer, his bank, his landlord, his mother's doctor, etc." To no one's surprise, in ten years they're going to be astonished to find that they were the ones that created their own pipeline to the hard right. If you were an adolescent during this period and saw two groups in society, which would you rather align with; the sickly-looking freaks that do nothing but throw tantrums and want you to be ashamed of being white. Or the guys that like to work out, garden, joke around, and (amusingly) call each other kings? The left is creating its own boogeyman here. Hard to imagine anyone on the same side as JP Morgan and Mastercard could ever consider themselves to be on the 'right side of history.'
>>682 >today's (June 29, 2020) mass reddit ban. Hilarious development on that front today. I had a feeling it would go a certain way, and it absolutely did. A year or two ago, when they quarantined The Donald, that sub setup their own website, and it's actually doing quite well for itself. I don't remember the numbers, but it's not a small group of people at all. One of the biggest subs Reddit banned the other day was ConsumeProduct, a bunch of innawoods ecofascist types. They partnered with The Donald's new site and now have what amounts to a subreddit on their platform. The Donald's native boomers are discovering it for the first time, and they're having a great time over there. So I'll give it a year before the stereotypical Trump supporting boomer is a buff tedpilled gardener without a TV. Thanks Reddit, this is almost as good as the time they all spent a year on /pol/ because of that QAnon shit.
>>700 >So I'll give it a year before the stereotypical Trump supporting boomer is a buff tedpilled gardener without a TV tedpilled? Actually, that would be pretty remarkable sequence if it actually came true. I can't really trust boomers, but I trust the leftists even less. Interesting take Anon.
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>>701 >tedpilled? "The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race," and Ted Kaczynski's other two books. In the twentieth century, ecofascism and deep ecology were popularized by "Blut und boden", but developed more so around Kaczynski and Linkola towards the end of the century. Retarded people sometimes confuse either with anprim nonsense, which rejects technology itself, while ecofascism instead rejects industrialized society rather than its tools. It's basically 'cabin innawoods' as an ideology. Ted went to Harvard at sixteen, and became a professor at Berkeley. Absolutely brilliant mind. One day he got fed up with everything and fucked off to his cabin. His books are extremely articulate and well thought out. He differs from Linkola though in that Linkola thought the system could be reformed (mostly through massive population loss), while Ted thought it was better to just get rid of it altogether. Ecofascist sentiment has been on the rise ever since the globohomo nonsense started; it is largely responsible for the recent gardening craze on the right. >that would be pretty remarkable sequence if it actually came true. It's been fun watching those boomers change over time; they used to be really welcoming of gays even. But the more the left pushes, the more they lose. If you try to shame a man into thinking that the things he likes are *ist, he doesn't change his views to accommodate you, he just warms up to a variety of *isms. The left is reaping what they've sown.
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>>702 Bonus panels.
>>702 >>703 >Ted Kaczynski Ahh, thanks. I know of him, but I've never read anything by him. I'll have a look into it now. There have been some interesting scientific research done that predicts there is a very distinct maximum timeframe an advanced technological civilization can sustain itself before it collapses entirely. Roughly 2'000 years is the maximum. My guess it's a much shorter period in reality.
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kek, he's so right. makes me wonder just how many subversive glowniggers are specifically trained in these leftist tactics, and how many come by it naturally as butthurt fee-fees first! libtards.
>>705 There has been speculation for a long time that Ted decided to open his books with his criticism of leftism solely to keep them out of the movement. The average leftist will read the first couple of pages and dismiss the guy as a far-right nutjob. But in actuality, none of his later points are even right wing (his views are societal, not necessarily political, but definitely at odds with conservatives). I have even seen people label him a 'white supremacist' for being some dude in a cabin that hated absolutely everyone.
There's still good goy's posting MR's on jewoxo's shithub which to the complete surprise of no one has not been updated yet and probably never will be at this point. In other much more useless news, hell has frozen over once more as some of the F95fags can apparently read because I recently decided to clearly mark the BOOBS mod as abandoned instead of continuing to provide false hope and at least one user informed the others.
>>707 However depending on who you are Gedan still walking the earth is a good thing (per a two hour twatter post).
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>>708 >Gedan still walking the earth I forgot he even existed, I suppose his life is still in shambles? For the last half a decade, every mention of Gedan has been something to this effect. Dude's going to wake up half bald at thirty one day still living like kids do in between highschool and college.
Updated TiTS mobile builds & shit because I realized I hadn't in nearly two months. https://dragontamer8740.gitlab.io/faq/links.html I still don't think any of the changes are noteworthy though so I won't bother screenshotting the changelog; also it's been 1/3rd of a year since the last source code drop now.
>>707 Haha, I didn't read the new posts before making mine, so I thought I was going to be the only one in the thread who was.
>>709 That picture makes me sad. I don't think it's 100% accurate but the world would be a happier place for me with more non-gay tomboys.
>leddit I miss /r/wojak but even there there was a lot of cancer
>>712 >the world would be a happier place for me with more non-gay tomboys. Agreed.
>>708 I meant to say "two hour old twatter post" but at least most of the context was present. >>710 I would suggest stopping the production of TiTs mobile builds given the overall community assoicated with it (primarly the "dev" team who can't be arsed/don't have the balls to say "fuck you open source losers" or variations of such, in addition to "updates" generally being nothing of note except for "look at all this third party work I've merged in, that calls for another 24hr++ gaming break"). It might free your time upbeven more not having that in the back of your mind again. Also not that anyone really cares at this point but it has been nearly twelve/eleven days since the last "post" on the blog.
>>713 Reddit is roughly 99.9999% cancer though. The "board" search feature is absolute shit.
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>>715 >I would suggest stopping the production of TiTs mobile builds I tried to warn him, but he wouldn't listen. >it has been nearly twelve/eleven days since the last "post" on the blog. Has he finally given up, or is he just dropping the facade of working throughout the week now? >>716 Back in 2008, Reddit was actually a fun place. The inherent issue is the type of person who uses such a website. Healthy people have lives, hobbies, they pursue interests and relationships throughout the day. Sites like Reddit and Twitter are attractive places to the Terminally Online, who bring their neurosis with them. While you're working, they are posting. When you go for a jog, they are arguing with each other. The only place I've encountered worse than Reddit is KPop Twitter. I get the same uncomfortable feeling reading their conversations as I would watching something extremely embarrassing happen to another person. It's kind of funny that even Reddit's Twitter account once posted a 13/50 statistic, back when people preferred to be happy instead of miserable.
Lance I have good and bad TiTS news. On the Forum one of the cock suckers replied to your latest post in the "Source Code Access" thread. >Gedan's script is gone and they are working on porting to javascript so there is just no time >SeriousBlueJewel, Yesterday at 8:37 PM What do you think will come first Flash EOL'ng on December 31st or TiTs being moved to JS (with a ton of bugs)? Also another cock sucker likes it. The post from the 24th of June (aka the latest post which is about twelve/thirteen days old now) finally a response from the "dev" team (I can't bothered to go back and check the few other times it has been asked in much older posts because if even an answer exists it is almost certainly the same) however >Savin says: >July 2, 2020 at 7:47 am >For various reasons: not for a little while longer. Any bets on how long a "little while" would be in this context besides infinity? I would not be surprised if the main reason is to add a half decent (and more legally enforceable) license instead of the abomination bullshit that currently exists or maybe if hell freezes over at least twice, adding some "documentation" to the placeholder.
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>>720 >they are working on porting to javascript so there is just no time Oh dear. And does that mean "porting the game to JS" or "porting the build scripts to JS?" Both suck. I say fuck it and keep using flash, the game is as dead as the medium. Also, they chose this timeline when they decided when starting a new game in around 2014/2015 to write it in Flash, even though the writing was already on the wall for it even back then and it was always clear it was living on borrowed time. I vaguely remember two or three websites ago when fen said he was thinking he'd do the new game in JS. You can see how that turned out. >any bets besides infinity? ∞-1. I wrote a license suggestion for them years ago (it was in a bug report on the original git repo that got removed). It left them with final say over everything while still permitting modifications as long as the game's "branding" was changed IIRC. I thought it was pretty reasonable and accomodating for their control-freak-ness. Never got a response from them though, and I don't have a copy anymore because I honestly don't see a point these days. >>715 >I would suggest stopping the production of TiTs mobile builds I did my last one around two months ago, and it and the last one were done purely on a whim. I used to do builds almost daily. So I'm getting better.
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>>722 What do they even expect a license to do for them? There are no legally-actionable entities interested in TiTS, and they're sure as hell not going to waste their fortune pursuing random individuals. If they think they're going to find some magic combination of words that curtail modding and/or piracy, they're living in the same fantasy world as the girls on OnlyFans that expect DMCA warning text to keep people from sending their stuff to their parents.
>>724 I don't expect it anymore. This was around 2015 when I still hoped they could play nicely even though they'd already proven otherwise with their handling of CoC.
>>725 (this was all in an issue someone else opened titled "no license" or something like that.
…) Now awaiting my ban.
>>727 They hated Jesus because he told them the truth.
BTW, got a hole in the condenser of my car's AC. Thankfully I have the parts car and the condenser in it _look_ okay at least.
>>722 >And does that mean "porting the game to JS" or "porting the build scripts to JS?" I assumed the former because that would be some what worthwhile (and provide a more valid excuse for yet more bugs and delay's) while doing it for build tools does nor make sense (even if one is a web developer). >>727 I hope you were looking for a side order of post deletion as well.
>>727 A reply >Considering that Gedan wrote and used a dedicated script I don't think it is that easy 10/10, at acompete guess that script probably checked the date since last push because all the world's calenders have apparently burned.
>>735 Ha, a 'dedicated script.' I too have some 'dedicated scripts' that take care of menial crap like adjusting my brightness levels, but nothing's stopping me from typing the commands manually. Honest to God, these lunatics act like the creation of TiTS is some arcane process outside the realm of our understanding. You'd think it were the TempleOS of video games, rather than a collection of gay furry fanfiction.
>>736 Yep, exactly. I too have scripts for brightness adjustments.
You have [a reply]: >That sounds fair I am not a programmer (and yes I did use a GUI), but if it really is as easy as you say it is why hasn't it been done. (there is most likely something that isn't known) More garbage from the Twatter >@FenoxoFenfen >BTW I lied, dealing with an audit is nerves fucking central. ----------- >Woke up, got an audit request from NY insurance because I have one employee living there, but it doesn't matter because our discord server got dab emotes. >blame @barakoodra. >@Gedan_AD >tfw you setup some more 2fa auth garbage using sms and you remind yourself your phone number ends in 404 and have yourself a sensible chuckle
>>739 >why hasn't it been done. Nearly two people die per second on this planet. It is an absolute tragedy that other people must do so in place of someone this dense. For every cancer patient making the most of limited time, there is someone like this with an uneventful eighty years ahead of them. Between their aversion for mods/forks, and their piracy paranoia, I certainly can't think of any reason as to why they'd stop updating their public repo. It's a mystery for the philosophy books. >dealing with an audit is nerves fucking central. An audit is literally "Produce the documents that back up these financial claims you've made." All that money, and you don't have a competent bookkeeper handling this for you? >[Twitter usernames] You ever notice how these people's entire lives revolve around buying things and consuming media. I have no idea how anyone lives like that, much less wants to broadcast it to the world as an accomplishment. If I didn't have enough in the bank to cover a video game, I'd be beyond ashamed of myself if that's where my next $60 went. But to make things worse, these are the very people complaining that they're barely scraping by under 'capitalism.'
>>740 >You ever notice how these people's entire lives revolve around buying things and consuming media That's the American Way™ of the last few decades. good goy >Between their aversion for mods/forks, and their piracy paranoia, I certainly can't think of any reason as to why they'd stop updating their public repo. It's a mystery for the philosophy books. Exactly, although I have to bowdlerize my responses somewhat on the forum. At this point he's made it clear he's not got a clue how software development works (he uses a GUI to access the git repo); he clearly isn't worth any more time.
>>740 >>741 Pile of shit coming through >Latest post >Warning: Image Pack contains more severe trip / staggered penalties than other versions since it was compiled after I started doing some edits. Also there’s a new Erra scene in there that was half-coded at the time of public patch.) https://github.com/OXOIndustries/TiTS-Public/pull/273 >First off I want to say that I appreciate the time and effort, but I'm not sure it's going to go anywhere. >Flash is being killed at the end of the year, and Gedan (the code-dragon that handles all the porting tech) is rebuilding the engine in JS (much like CoC2's) and is unlikely to spend time integrating this into the build pipeline when we're going to have to scrap the whole thing. Seeing as Gedan is doing the "work" any bets on how shit it will be besides [force of 10,000 suns]?
Question: How feasible would it be to re-implement an ImageBoard as a Gopher system running over an onion service? Could you make such a system a series of distributed personal-gopher-imageboards that interconnect with each other via some kind of Tor/BitTorrent mashup? I'm trying to spitball a feasible distributed IB system that can run across slow-speeds and terminal-only interfaces here.
>>743 >BitTorrent I should definitely qualify this. I mean BitTorrent-esque, as in P2P-esque (for distributed content & discovery), definitely not BitTorrent itself. Just a similar notion that would suffice for the task and be simple and reliable across personal onion servers.
>>741 >he uses a GUI to access the git repo The man responsible for their git repo doesn't know how to use git? Sounds like every amateur dev project ever. >>742 >Seeing as Gedan is doing the "work" any bets on how shit it will be The lad spent something like two years 'working' on a ship update that never came to be. Anytime someone brought it up, the response was always "Gedan is working day and night, you don't understand how complex this system is." After two years of nothing, Fen ended up doing the entire ship thing himself in about two weeks. Fen's staff is too busy lamenting the existence of their penises to be doing any work. >>743 The Gopher part seems unnecessary. The frontend could look something like Newsboat or Mutt - new posts arrive as 'entries' and their contents can be displayed through the program itself. Writing a new post would just open up your preferred text editor. If we're doing a P2P system, the posts are all stored locally once retrieved, so there's no reason to have something like Gopher involved. You might want to look into Bitmessage for inspiration, as it's pretty close to the overall theme here. It's a decentralized P2P email system. I mean, all we really are is a mailing list with a frontend, something like Bitmessage wouldn't be bad as it is.
>>745 alright, i'll have a look thanks for the advice.
>>745 >The man responsible for their git repo doesn't know how to use git? Sounds like every amateur dev project ever. The person in question is the primary wiki editor and not the main "coder" for what it is worth.
>>745 I didn't mean that fen used a GUI (although he likely does since he has professed to not understanding git as well). The guy who's defending him in the forum straight up said he had no idea how git worked. Posting the pic in the thread I meant to this time. Some of the best boss music ever and the boss itself is trash.
>>750 that being said I definitely enjoy FF5 the most of any game in that series and it's the only one that I actually praise the mechanics of. It's a shame they went back to shitty systems for every game after it.
I've been browsing cuck/f/ a bit lately out of curiousity. Due to it entirely consisting of reposts of old (good) content and oc, the niche topic of the board, and the relatively small userbase, it's surprisingly high quality for what it is while being surprisingly active.
>>753 4/f/ has been like that for a very long time. I remember I posted three or four feature length movies compressed down to 10MB flash files, (i think I chose Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Meaning of Life, and The Big Lebowski) and someone else responded with their own 10MB encode of shawn of the dead at a higher framerate and slightly higher resolution than I'd been able to (he used h.264, which is a lot harder to do because flash only allows h.264 videos from a URI. So he made it a byte array and converted it to a base64 URI I think). Anyway, the fact that someone else thought it was neat and took the time to make an improved comeback was awesome.
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You knew it was coming, repent. https://lkml.org/lkml/2020/7/4/229
>>755 Can't see that behind Cuckflare. Mind giving us a Wayback, or at least a quick breakdown?
>>755 >''The goal is to maximize availability and +efficiency of the global developer community to participate in the Linux +kernel development process.'' Translation: We need more sub-Saharan niggers to halp build a better Loonix!11 TBH What could possibly go wrong?
>>755 Why not just abandon it at all? It's irredeemable white ebil supremacist tech.
>>758 I JUST WANTED TO WRITE SHEEEEL SCRIPTS
>>755 My master and slave drivers were outdated when I was using AGP and IDE, so I updated to SATA and PCI-E. Now Linux wants to change the definitions to Dom and Sub. What a time to be alive. Also, blacklist is offensive unless there are ebil nahtzees on it. Linux is finished. Exactly as planned.
>>760 >Also, blacklist is offensive unless there are ebil nahtzees on it. You are so right, fellow bikelock-guy Put those ebil nahdzee words on the Whitelist! >oh wait..
>the master/slave thing Still the pettiest thing to get mad over, ever. Actually, I heard something on NPR about this stuff (not the linux kernel in this case, but just tech industry in general) yesterday, and was pleased when the interviewer basically said to the SJW (don't remember the exact words) "There are those out there that claim this sort of nomenclature has technical rationale, and that renaming things is just going to cause confusion - and that to effect actual changes in the ways people are treated, there are much more meaningful things that have to be done first. They say that these issues are basically distractions of little importance. What is your response to them?" …And the SJW responded with something about how "blacklist" and "whitelist" are apparently racist (even though they aren't at all, just coincidental usage of the words white and black which have connotations other than race historically, such as death/life or evil/good). Allow list/block list is okay, but she tried to claim that they were "less confusing" than blacklist/whitelist. Who the actual fuck doesn't know vaguely what blacklist and whitelist mean, even if they aren't technically inclined? Anyway, what i'm trying to say is, this is a stupid but meaningless change that only serves to make the git repository take that much longer to clone.
Also this kind of reminds me of how my grandpa calls people of partial native american descent "half breeds." I don't think he means badly by it, it's just what they called them in the 30's. I foresee I will come to understand him more as time moves on.
>>762 It's plain this has become such a big mess that the only thing that can solve it ATP is to make C+= the official programming language of Linux--and in fact the entirety of every piece of tech ever. Once that's done then we can all relax and get on with more trivial things, like war etc. https://www.hastac.org/blogs/ari-schlesinger/2013/11/26/feminism-and-programming-languages https://github.com/TheFeministSoftwareFoundation/C-plus-Equality
>>764 There needs to be some rule to prevent everyone from false-flagging as feminists.
Have a nice picture
>>755 JUST
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>>758 I pretty much have at this point. All of my servers are off, and I don't even keep up with OpenBSD much anymore. I have been spending my day elsewhere, and my life is all the better. >>762 >how "blacklist" and "whitelist" are apparently racist "When I read 'blacklist', I obviously and immediately think of black people in a negative context, please fix this problematic language." And somehow, everyone else is the racist here. The issue here isn't even the change to the language; I could care less about that. It is about (again, pattern recognition being key here), what happens to projects every time they go through this process. Good developers that care about their work instead of politics will be hounded by ideologues for not being on board with the program, and driven away. Code quality will suffer as the project slides further from a meritocracy. Sane people will flee a project overtaken by petty arguments by miserable people. Clouds never killed anyone, but people still know when to prepare for a tornado. Making informed predictions about future events based on the conclusions of the past is a basic survival trait. And this will go down exactly as it always has. Nothing short of stacked bodies is going to fix this society, but you can at least learn to recognize your enemy in the mean time. >>763 I shall repost, once more, the blessed man's articulations on the origins of derogatory words, and why older people seem to use more of them - their meanings have been changed. >>765 They could just be normal people who are also kind and considerate, rather than ideologues. Attaching a label to yourself, wearing pink hats, etc does not change the world. A Twitter account full of hashtags does not improve women's lives. A respectful person will have done more than any self-identified feminist ever will.
>>768 It's a good time to enjoy the weather. I feel like we're nearing the end of the simulation. Everything feels off, memory leaks, buffer overflows... I think I caught the 'rona. 80% of all infections are normally asymptomatic, so hopefully it's a mild case. I'll keep seeing you guys either here or there. Keep on keeping on, Anons.
Time for more drunk posting. >>769 As comforting as the idea that we're seeing the beginning of the end for clown world is, I think the true root cause of this supposed breakdown of reality is many people experiencing psychological damage bred from isolation. Psysical sickness is now the least of your concern. I cannot say for certain what will happen on a societal level (though I can guess), I can say with greater certainty what will happen on an individual scale. Having first-hand experience with proper isolation (e.g. borne of an unnatural environment, as opposed to mere isolation/semi-isolation from postmodern society that some people elect for in the form of going off-the-grid), I am in a position whereby I can forsee the course this will ultimately take. As I see it, society at large is entering into a mid-stage of sorts, where perception of reality begins to break down. With reduced stimulation, particularly social stimualtion (in-person interactions especially, which are the most important kind), the mental foundation for what constitutes reality as conferred by the little daily interactions we normally engage in (this usually takes the form of small-talk) is starting to crumble. At this point, everyone is relying more heavily on popular media as a substitute, something which they are taking full advantage of. This substitute, however, is insufficient. While the mental breakdown process may be slowed, it cannot be stopped by the current measures alone. Slowly, but surely, the psychological breakdown process will continue. With a drought of the necessary stimulation to perceive reality, the mind will activate its next line of defence in the form of delusions. This will take the form of increasingly vivid daydreams, which will slowly start to take over the waking hours of the day until finally, as the late-stage is reached, you will find yourself blinking out, for lack of a better term, of reality for hours at a time without you even realizing it. Imagine, if you will, suddenly having a train of thought. Excepting sufficient external stimuli, you will look at the clock when this train has reached the final stop several hours later. However, by your own perception, only a few minutes have passed. Allthroughout this process of detachment from reality, your motivation for real activities will also be greatly affected. The things that you find enjoyable now, the goals you have now, will slowly become less interesting as they prove no longer sufficient to hold your attention. The only form of escape will be within your own mind, the very same mind that is slowly forgetting what reality actually is. After a certain point, one which I imagine is a little different for everyone, a nigh-inescapable negative feedback loop is created where you lose your ability to be stimulated by external reality, and your only anchor for stimulation is the mind that can no longer properly perceive reality. The end-stage is not pretty, and whether or not you survive it will entirely depend on your ability to stabilize yourself. Neither friends nor family, nor all the sage advice in the world nor anything else can help you. Only you can save yourself from the poison that now brews within your own mind. Even then, if you make it out of this, what you are experiencing now will follow you for the rest of your life, and the embrace of death will always be a step away. I hope this rant is wrong. I really really hope I'm wrong about everything and I'm just spouting inebriated bullshit, because this is the worst thing that anyone can experience. Nobody should have to feel their own mind attacking them.
>>770 Heh, that's some seriously Philip K. Dick-tier thought processes going on right there BO. :^) >Only you can save yourself from the poison that now brews within your own mind. Actually, you can't IMO. As a Christian I'm firmly convinced that the absolute best of humanity is--apart from God's help--depraved beyond description and entirely irredeemable. Satan and the impact of sin have seen firmly to that. Not only does having Christ in your heart aid you with this kind of trial during this life, it also opens up an unimaginable vista in eternity. OTOH, the most wealthy, comfy, prosperous individual without God will still die just the same, and then the judgement. Here's my take on the philosophy of reality you're positing. >A) Reality is actually, well, real (not a simulation). We quite obviously don't understand everything about it, but we know enough to evaluate it's basis. >B) There are no 'versions' of the truth. There is just the truth. As in singular. Anyway, I hope things get better for you Anon. Try to go easy on the drinking yea? Thanks to everyone here for all the interesting convos, and especially to you for caring to maintain the place. Cheers. :^)
>>771 Before I proceed, I will state for the interest of transparency that my perspective is one of a man who has never, at any point in time, harbored any form nor serious thoughts of spirituality. I completely agree that the default state of mankind, as a general rule, is destructive (though this takes different forms depending on race and background). The salvation I speak of is that of self-preservation, particularly that of the mind. The process of finding the willingness to live each day is something that must begin at the self. To analogue with your Christian perspective: by what mechanism does any convert reach the light of God? Although an epiphany may be reached or some other divine insight provided (things which I am personally skeptical of), those first steps are surely taken alone. Your hand is not being forced to the cross, nor are your steps being forced to church. Those initial movements must be borne of a willingness from within. In lock-step with my own perspective: by what mechanism does anyone get up out of bed each day? In order to get up, you must have a reason to get up. If you one day find that you no longer have a reason to get up, you must conjure a reason to get up. If you cannot conjure a reason to get up, then all is lost. To be able to make up reasons even when none obstensibly exist is what can pull anyone out of the darkest depths of the poison which threatens to consume our minds (or at the very least, keep one from falling to death itself). To your latter points, I agree with A, but not necessarily B. Although there are a freat many hard truths in this life of ours, there are also personal truths which are impertative to building a personal philosophical foundation. As a benign example, what would you say is your favorite form of literature? Do you prefer comedy, or tragedy? Do you prefer prose, or poetry? Do you prefer it dry, or a deep royal lavender? Now, ask yourself why you have these preferences. Wherever this train of thought takes you, it will take you to the truth, so long as you are truthful with yourself. However, someone else may find themselves reaching a different answer, which is also the truth, though only in their eyes. Similarly, someone might reach the same answer as you, but for vastly different reasons. This is important because even though it doesn't define physical reality, it defines perceived reality. These perceptions, the finest details of which are something only you hold, dictate to you your thoughts, words, and actions, which in turn affect the physical reality around you.
>>772 >To analogue with your Christian perspective: by what mechanism does any convert reach the light of God? Although an epiphany may be reached or some other divine insight provided (things which I am personally skeptical of), those first steps are surely taken alone. Your hand is not being forced to the cross, nor are your steps being forced to church. Those initial movements must be borne of a willingness from within. Scripture says no man can come to God unless God first draws him. You've also touched on what is one of the more challenging scriptures as well: > "For those God foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers." https://biblehub.com/romans/8-29.htm Recognizing God's transcendence and access to more time dimensions than the half-dimension of time we all currently experience resolves this apparent conundrum, but it has baffled minds for 2 millennia. So I'd say it's plainly a two-way proposition, but the relationship definitely begins from the Creator. >In order to get up, you must have a reason to get up. Yea the instinct for survival is quite remarkable in and of itself in my opinion. I guess I should qualify my perspective on 'Truth' a little better. I think of things from the transcendent perspective of God, that is outside this universe and it's constituent time, space, matter, and energy. From that purview it's a static thing almost, like an amazing and beautiful crystalline Objet D'art sitting on God's mantelpiece. A recording as it were. :^) From that analogy, there are no versions of it. It is what it is.
>>772 >>773 should've added this cool painting to that last post.
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>>770 Reading about the effects of this isolation is totally alien to me. I have gone months at a time without speaking to anyone at all. I'm out working, hiking, doing yard work, and generally living a good life, but out in the woods absent other people. That so many people would find this same situation maddening is almost unfathomable, as I prefer it. And as you all know, I turned out to be totally well adjusted. >>771 >Philip K. Dick Good choice in reading. One of his earlier works, Second Variety, is among my favorite. >>772 >by what mechanism does anyone get up out of bed each day? This ties into the broader questions of "Why are we here?" and "What is happiness?" Everyone needs to find something worth living for, whether that be their faith, another person, or just themselves. I have met so many miserable people over the years, and they were always fully in control of their circumstances, but unwilling to put in the effort. You'd have someone that hated their job, but they needed that job to afford where they were living. Of course, they had no ties at all to where they were living, but were still wholly incapable of putting in the effort to move somewhere else and find a better job. There were people living with relatives they hated, but were unwilling to move. People that were desperately lonely yet made no effort to meet anyone. People whose days consisted solely of eating, video games, and masturbation, but couldn't understand why they were depressed. Personally, I get out of bed each morning because I should, and that's it. I know how to eat well, how to exercise, how to avoid the dopamine cycle. And I also know the long term consequences for not doing these things. They may not be the highlight of my day, but I owe it to myself that I make the most of this life, and my physical and mental well-being is a key element of that. I have built a life centered around good habits, and I can honestly say that I am quite happy, which is more than I could have in my youth. I want for very little, and can appreciate the small things in my day. Life is quite simple and pleasant once you separate what you actually want from what society tells you you should want.
So, it's 2020 and I now for the first time in my life own a Playstation 2 (the fat kind; SCPH-30001 R). Gonna do my damnedest to boot a linux kernel on it without buying a used "official" PS2 linux disc to do so. It looks like it should be doable if I borrow my friend's copy of a 007 game. Of course I'll need to nab a network adapter and locate where my parallel ATA to SATA adapter went.
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>>778 Picrel
>>771 As a non-christian, lol I'm a nihilist if anything, but that doesn't mean I don't try to improve my life or the lives of those I care about. Maybe I'll write an essay about it later, not in the mood right now. >>768 >"When I read 'blacklist', I obviously and immediately think of black people in a negative context, please fix this problematic language." And somehow, everyone else is the racist here. Well said. And I agree about the labelling thing, overall
Here, take a hit from the "this is only 10 years old" nostalgia train. They just re-upped it in higher quality (480p). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofSc4hvcXzQ
That's one of my all-time favorite stupid youtube videos, btw.
flashmaster: I just discovered this, looks like it might not have gone anywhere but if you're still wanting more devices to read your MFM/RLL hard disks, maybe you could contact someone involved with the project. https://discferret.com/wiki/DiscFerret Just stumbled onto that while reading about how Jordan Mechner rediscovered the source code for the Apple II version of Prince of Persia a few years ago.
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Those tapes I ordered from Russia a few months are starting to arrive. Pretty neat.
>>784 Those are indeed neat. Unrelated, but I think blue LED's should be banned. I just hate them.
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>>777 <digits >PKD He was a remarkable man. Tragic genius type of story tbh. Probably responsible for more film scripts than most any other 'unknown', many posthumously. >One of his earlier works, Second Variety, is among my favorite. You may be pleased with this then: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/32032/32032-h/32032-h.htm
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Today I discovered there's a -tan for the Russian censorship bureau (Roskomnadzor-tan / Роскомнадзор-тян; often shortened to rkn-tan).
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>>770 Zen and "living in the moment" are a good way to deal with existential dread and all the psychological shit. Honestly, the most productive I've ever been was trying to simply maintain flow in every present moment. It's fine to think about the future and to plan for it, but the key is to never take the plans too seriously because they make you less flexible and you'll miss opportunities in the now. The only people I really feel sorry for are people with chronic pain/conditions, where every hour or day they're in terrible pain. If you're physically healthy you really don't have anything to complain about. People with ruptured discs, pancreatitis, bone-on-bone joints... Those people have it rough imo.
>>792 my 90 year old grandpa's getting heart surgery today so he can safely get back surgery. He's willing to take that risk for the possibility of less pain :|
>>793 That's a rough surgery. I wish him all the best.
Just culled network-manager on my last machine that had it (the powerbook). >>794 Thanks. Seems to be okay, so far. I hope he got my letter in the mail before the surgery happened.
I've been trying to compile a newer Firefox for PPC, and rust is becoming a huge annoyance now. When I last did a cross-build of a Mozilla product (Seamonkey), there was no rust at all to worry about and life was (relatively) good.
My seamonkey build is still working alright, but I would like to have newer firefox as well just for compatibility. And the Debian FF powerpc builds (and every other distro's) are somewhat bad, just because they don't have a few bug fixes and mitigations that I have in my builds. They perform significantly worse.
Really, though, it's performing way better than I ever expected it to, and the only things I really am missing are a newer Java version than Java 6 that has a PowerPC-native JIT (I am using IBM's Java 6 SDK with J9) and a good Flash/ActionScript 3 player (lightspark pretty much sucks still at this point, although it is slowly improving/getting less crashy). AS2/old flash stuff is working great in Gnash, though, although it is getting harder to keep Gnash compiling properly in 2020 on any platform. Performance is good once it's built regardless.
Unrelated, but I still love this board's banner. I know I made it, but I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions for other famous flashes. (I'm not tired of this one though)
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>>799 Lance, thought I'd share. Looks handy: http://www.fumotousa.com/index.php
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>>801 WAS UNCLE TED RIGHT ALL ALONG!? I'm going to go out of my way to include the terms whitelist blacklist master slave and any other triggering words I can think of in my own software from now on, and as much as I can get away with at work. TRANNIES CAN GO COPE D*LATE
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Best grill distrusts large corporations You know what grinds my gears? Waiting for libreoffice to launch. Those two things are related; I'm keeping a spreadsheet so I can be sure to get the yuffie date this time. Apparently I wasn't enough of a jerk to Tifa last time around (Tifa is great and all, don't get me wrong. And definitely the best fit for Cloud. I'm just a sucker for tomboys)
>>802 Hey, cool. Saved. >>801 And you thought OpenBSD was immune. >>803 I'll continue using my terminology as usual until someone calls me out on it. Not happened yet. Then I'll play it by ear. I'm not going to go out of my way on some ideological crusade with the sole intent of triggering stupid people for something that is honestly not a huge deal (just retarded).
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>>803 >WAS UNCLE TED RIGHT ALL ALONG!? Was he ever wrong? >>805 >And you thought OpenBSD was immune. So it goes. I have reduced my computer usage to about an hour in the evening some days, other days none at all. There is nothing good in tech, and it must be treated like the vice it is. >something that is honestly not a huge deal Sometimes I legitimately have to wonder if the ability to extrapolate is all that separates the right from the left. One group is simply not sagacious at all.
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I never really thought about it until now, but mixing alcohol with nicotine and caffiene makes a weird speedball effect. Also, I may or may not appoint a new BO at some point in the near future. If I do, I'll notify everyone here and post the result on IRC. No matter how bad things get, I'll never leave /f/ in the dark. >>801 I'm not even sure if it even began. Everything in this damn world is a subversion of what it was supposed to be. Computers aren't just computers, they're a worldwide representation of the movement of information. We went from tablets to scrolls to books to printed books to newspapers to computers to web-connected computers, and it's all the same in the end. It's all just information, and information can be stemmed and subverted to the needs and ends of anyone powerful or resourceful enough to make it happen. I believe that the four primary aspects of this are control of information available, control of information output, control of information mentally assimilated, and control of informational mediums accessed. The first is controlled by whoever has direct control of the backbones of the internet, and to a slightly lesser degree, the websites on the internet. These things can only be managed by entities, and not individuals. We have already seen this being utilized to the end of broad censorship. Websites and providers have been rolling out the banhammer in full force to content creators which go against the established agenda. The second is controlled partially by organizations, and partially by individuals, though lately more by the former than the latter. This is where recent developments of BSD and Linux come in. Using both software and hardware, organizations have been maximizing the output of information to their own servers. On the hardware level, we have already been seeing this for quite some time with IME and PSP (the AMD kind, not the fun Sony kind). On the software level, we have already been seeing this with Windows, and it is bleeding into other operating systems and some software. The individual can exercize some level of control by selecting the most secure combinations of software and hardware, but this is becoming increasingly difficult and obscure. We may live to see old software boxes and archaeic hardware become worth more than its weight in gold. However, control is being taken away from the indiuidual as the second aspect of information bleeds into the first, and becomes increasingly controlled by third parties which have no interest in the sovereignty of the individual. The third point is, on paper, controlled entirely by the indivuidual. Reality, however, is never so black and white. Information mentally assimilated by the individual can be controlled by outside factors not only including information made available, but also by social factors. Humans are inherintly social creatures, and will ultimately be influenced by a combination of outside pressure and available information, though this varies according to the individual. Someone who can one hundred percent avoid outside influence is a statistical outlier, and likely defective. I could probably write a very lengthy monografe about the relationship between the self and the outside world, but I think this is sufficient to make the point. The fourth is on paper, and moreso than the third in practice, controlled by the individual. One can conceivably control which mediums of information they utilize. However, this is becoming harder to do, and increasingly pointless nonetheless. By exercizing control over whether you take in everything from books or computers, the end result will be the same. Books can age and fade, much like computers. To take a personal example, the oldest book I have is from the late seventeenth century (and it's satirical poetry about period politics), and it took quite a while to track down something that old. The information of the old world is being scanned and distributed by very wealthy organizations and individuals, whithertofore have the capacity to control what we know and believe about those who so before us came. It tis all a verty great game of sheperding the past in real time. So to do the books age, and all we will have are the scans of old texts which can be trusted less and less with each passing year. Will those who come one hundred years aft us have any source material from the eighteenth century, or even the nineteenth? Those sources we trust now may yet be trusted, but for how long? Even thus can we be sure that we have trustworthy sources without having actual hold of the material from the time? Who knows how altered a reprint of a work from the thirteenth century may be. The only way to win this grand game is to avoid it entirely, and those who do shall surely be forgotten forever, and forevermore it shall be as if you have never existed, because to remove oneself from the game of information is to remove oneself from information itself, and thus society entirely.
I keep getting this weird sensation of not feeling pain, yet also knowing the pain exists all the same. Like some bizzare duality.
>>807 Don't get into actual speedballs though. RIP John Belushi. I'll read the rest of that (because it looks interesting) after I sleep a bit. Have to be out the door at 6 A.M. today to get a vietnamese friend to the DMV to renew his learners' permit. I could go later in the day but then there'd be a line and I hate the DMV enough already. Quick thought: I wish the prices on the Raptor computers would go down a ways. They look very nice from the standpoint of user freedom; if I understand correctly the motherboard chipset is implemented in an FPGA, so you could even "re-wire" it to act as a big endian system if you so desired (POWER9 is bi-endian).
>>808 Physical pain?
>>806 >not sagacious at all You approved of my taste in tomboys, which is intellectually pretty well thought-out. Also, I'm not such a consoomer that I feel the need to get new hardware every year or five (to keep up with the joneses or whatever). It's somewhat of a simplification to treat people as entirely left-leaning or right-leaning. Deviating from the party platforms happens. There are people who are socially liberal but fiscally conservative, too, for instance, although most of them are only in the lower levels of government (happens a lot more at the state/county/municipal levels than federal). I have voted for such candidates running under the republican party because I agree with fiscal responsibility even while seeing authoritarianism in cultural and social interactions as overstepping boundaries and encroaching on the rights of those guilty of "wrongthink." I don't have a problem with people saying 'n-nooooo master/slave jumpers are racially charged," because I accept at some level that freedom of speech means for other people too, even if I think they should get themselves vasectomies/tied ovaries so they can't make more stupids. It's my freedom to think that (and say that), just not to enforce my will over others. I also wish more people were smart enough/good enough critical thinkers to actually do some research after hearing that "racial" argument and realize that it's actually not racial at all. But because the news has been reduced to meet attention spans that are shorter than Mickey Rooney, and because it's easier for people to pat themselves on the back than face a PR nightmare for defending their (valid) reasons, it turns into another "You have to support Israel or you're as bad as Hitler" fight that you just can't win against the overwhelming weight of stupidity (and obesity) in this country. All of that said (I know I rambled a lot), it's still such an inconsequential hill to die on I'd rather pick a battle more worthwhile.
>>807 I agree with what you're saying, but my feelings are the exact opposite. I have no desire to Not be removed from society, and I'm not sure what value you could possibly see in remaining. Yes, absent any accomplishments, you will die one day and be totally forgotten, as have over a hundred billion other individuals before you; you would not be the outlier missing out here, but the norm. Society is choosing its current path willingly. The masses of useful idiots are certainly being influenced by those with money and power, but they are still sentient beings of independent thought. That they choose to consider nothing critically, and take each facet of our rapid decline at face-value, while refusing to put these individual events together, is entirely of their own free will. These are the people that either would or would not remember you after your passing; what is the value of either path with them? By checking out from society, you will miss out on the movement of information, current events, and so forth - all concerning These people. The people of today are not having grand philosophical discussions; you are not missing out on the modern Painted Porch. They are fabricating narcissistic lies on social media for the approval of people they've never met. They are worshiping the societal opinions of the talent-less hacks that comprise modern celebrities. They are chasing fulfillment through the purchase of new products. They all feel hellbent on being individuals, but are utterly incapable of expressing themselves outside of signaling publicly which Products of international corporations they utilize. Are these the people you want to remember you? From your previous posts on this topic, I get the feeling there is a psychological need you're trying to fulfill within the realm of socialization. I don't know if that's companionship or accomplishment, but it's like you're trying to hang on to something you know is absolute garbage because you'll miss out on something if you don't. You don't need the entirety of society just to be remembered, or to not be alone; just a few good people. I have been talking to a few other people about the bunker/farm in the woods, and would like to have about a dozen people on board. We will probably all be Ruby Ridged at some point (at least you won't be forgotten), because Lord knows the feds won't leave people outside their control alone, but you are welcome to live out your days surrounded by sane people of good character, if that interests you.
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>>811 It should be noted that when I speak of the left or right, I am entirely speaking about the social left or right, and never the economic. I have no strong opinion about leftist economics (healthcare, basic income, etc), other than to say that I don't trust people; neither those in government distributing, nor those in the public receiving. Were society a positive group that could handle these things, I'd have no issue. The people I'm referring to prefer to be called Progressives, but I will not honor them with such a bastardized title. Also, there are no 'party platforms' to deviate from, they are exactly the same. Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump - if you gave a foreigner a history of each one's presidency and asked them to decide which part of the spectrum they belonged to, they would struggle because each one is nothing more than a warmongering corporatist. Their party's 'platform' is a marketing tactic - behind the scenes, they all get along fine. Despite their constant talk of continued investigation, I have no doubt that the dems will ignore Trump the moment he leaves office, just as Trump did Clinton. US politics is an exercise in sheep herding. My criticism of your extrapolation stems from seeing people of your viewpoint, time and again, refusing to connect the dots. Absolutely no one cares about the language being used in tech, it does not matter. I want you to re-read that sentence because I have said it before and you are bringing up The Language Change once more. What matters is the Type Of Person dictating these changes; a narcissistic ideologue that will undoubtedly derail whatever project he joins (as we can see countless examples of already). But people of this viewpoint adamantly refuse to extrapolate; they attack each issue at face-value (changes to the language), as if it were without context and hindsight. They seem incapable of drawing conclusions about the Type Of Person responsible, and the implications that person will have on the future of the project. Instead, they actually become mired in pointless arguments about the event itself, and not the events it portends. And that is what baffles me, because the type of person that wallows through disconnected events individually always seems to be a leftist ("BLM is not divisive at all, don't black lives matter to you?"). If I showed up to a doctor appointment and told him that I'd lost fifty pounds in the last month and thought I was getting a bit too skinny, he would not simply prescribe me some weight-gaining aid and send me on my way. He would be rightly concerned that there was an underlying cause for this change, and that the weight loss was nothing more than a symptom of dire things to come (eg; a cancer diagnosis). The language change is sudden weight loss, the rabid narcissists are the cancer.
What's the "safest" way of running flash on your computer currently? I've been just running the standalone flash player that you have to dig for on adobes site but I'm sure that's a huge risk. I know I could just run a vm and download and play flash files through that but I'd rather not go through the trouble if it turns out that it's extreme over kill to do that. >>779 Every fucking picture in this thread of a poster's battle station is so comfy.
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>>806 >One group is simply not sagacious at all. IMO, sort of a side-artifact of intrinsic mental illness that comes along for the ride, given their life-choices.
>>812 >You don't need the entirety of society just to be remembered, or to not be alone; just a few good people Well said. I would simply add "or even just One Person" :^)
>>814 a) Don't b) Get over it c) Stop using windows >>814 That one's not a battlestation, just me putting stuff on a free surface to test it and open it up. I got it (the PS2) booting off a memory card today by borrowing a friend's copy of "Agent Under Fire" to do a disc swap trick with.
>>813 I still think those people are the worst sorts for rejecting true idealism in favor of scapegoating their problems on anything and everything. They have huge persecution complexes.
>Don't use flash >On /f/ :^) I mainly use linux for the usual reasons. I have a windows laptop for software like flash and other exe files I'd rather not run with wine. At some point when I get the hardware I'll have multiple computers, with some sandboxed from the internet for security reasons, so I don't have to run questionable software on my main machines. I doubt I'll be able to do that for some time unfortunately. >>817 I should have said set up with that in mind. Still very comfy. Have you gotten Free McBoot installed onto it yet?
>>819 Is there a way to compile flash into an .exe file or something Anon?
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Wow, amazing to see people still clinging onto these threads after so long, but man the inf shutdown has really brought the mood down. Stay strong lads
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>>820 I assume he means the standalone flash player, a .exe you can get from Adobe's site. >>821 >the inf shutdown The what? Miserable ideologues fucking up the world bring my mood down a bit, not the shutdown of anything.
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If only you knew how bad things really are.
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>>820 You can (a note worthy example is the original version of Binding of Isaac) but that's not what I'm doing. As >>822 said, I'm using the stand alone version adobe provides here https://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/debug_downloads.html There's also the Newgrounds flash player, which iirc claims to have extra security tacked on, but I haven't seen proof of that anywhere and I been able to get that to work with anything that doesn't come from newgrounds. >>823 On this note, it always baffles me how much random porn games make off of Patreon. What kind of person do you have to be to donate that much to a game that will never be finished?
Holy FUCK, I missed you guys.
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Welp, here we go. Finally made it to just under halfway through Phantasy Star II.
>>822 >the what? assuming they mean infinite chan. >>819 The safest way is not to. Like how being a virgin and not using drugs greatly decreases your chances of getting HIV. >Have you gotten Free McBoot installed onto it yet? Yes. First thing I did. Still need to find a PATA drive and a PS2 network adapter, but that will happen in time. >>823 Dear lord. >>824 >What kind of person do you have to be to donate that much to a game that will never be finished? The kind that pays money for crayon drawings of furshit. Gnash also is a flash player implementation for Actionscript 2 stuff, although I have seen no claims made about its security and it is pretty much unmaintained and needs a couple patches to build. I can provide those patches if you are having trouble locating them. Lightspark still sucks, don't even bother with it.
>>827 >infinite chan Ah, I was thinking 'infrastructure'. Kind of glad 8ch went to be honest; quality in the smaller communities has gone up considerably since the barrier to entry is much higher. >being a virgin ... decreases your chances of getting HIV. Rather extreme, lad. You can't die in a car accident if you never go outside either. Just marry someone that doesn't cheat on you and didn't arrive with STDs from a prior relationship. >The kind that pays money for crayon drawings of furshit. I have a feeling that it's not really about the art itself. You know those idiots in the Sneaker world that shell out like $400+ for a $20 pair of shoes - not just once, but rather they often have a closet full of overpriced shoes they never take out of the box? The shoes by themselves are basically worthless; absolutely no one is going to marvel at the quality of a pair of sneakers glued together by children in a Chinese sweatshop. They would last all of twenty minutes on a strenuous hike. But the consumer buys them solely to signal status and receive acceptance from other consumers. Perhaps furshit is much like that: "I have a $200 crayon drawing by this popular 'artist' other people like, and he did it just for me!"
>>828 it was an extreme statement on purpose. Just like not running flashes is extreme.
and your description of furshit is probably accurate too
>>830 It's 1000% accurate. Furries will pay out the ass for a single high-res png of their special character if drawn by the right one. That's why "Your Character Here" drawings (also known as "I didn't finish this sketch, but you can pay me to finish it with YOUR ORIGINAL CHARACTER!!!") sell for so much. There's also "adoptables" for the creatively bankrupt that want a designer character from someone. Don't let the media shill machine fool you for a second: furfaggotry is 90% how special you can make out with yourself to be, and the remaining ten percent is split between degenerate fetishes and that one(1) guy who just thinks werewolves are cool with no sexual undertones. Honestly if I had half a bit of artistic talent I'd retire early taking furfag money for a while. Not that my meager drawing can't probably make some profit, but if I'm going to draw shit I want to at least be personally satisfied with the product and my shit isn't up to a level I would feel comfortable selling, even to them.
>>831 I've seen "adoptables" before. It's appalling both that: a) there are people that will pay for someone else's character b) artists are willing to sell them (anything for a buck, I guess, though). I don't really blame the artists, on account of me not being sure I'd be that resolute if I knew I could make easy money that way. And don't be so sure; I know someone on IRC (not closely, but they're in a couple of the same channels as me a lot) who's boasted about his shitty furry art that he commissioned. It really looked like crayon.
A couple of snippets (reformatted slightly) from the blog: >Hey guys! Fenoxo here. I’m not dead, nor am I just sitting around playing Overwatch all day or whatever the hot new shit is. As you may have seen on my twitter posts in between off topic rants, the backlog be a harsh mistress, but the end is in sight! >Since my last post, the following projects have been approved for coding: > Kimber expansion > A new scene for using too much “Yibb-Tstll’s Reflexive Lube” > Frostwyrm & Nykke polyamory expansion > Shizuya intro rework (though TBH, this is mostly options to skip some of the longer introductions). > Bhakar, a six-armed bear chef (pending adjustments to his race’s backstory for lore consistency) >I’m also now reviewing a 200 page space k-pop group submission from Fr0sty, author of projects like Extrameet, Tessa, and Narc. It looks like it’s going to be an interesting read. >Regular updates will resume once the backlog is cleared. I’m getting closer! >(And also we had a very good UI update meeting Tuesday. Jacques00 had some amazingly polished prototype images, and we have some potentially very exciting improvements that could come with the switch off of Flash.) >>823 >So in a rather surprising turn of events, Steam has gone ahead and said we can actually list Corruption of Champions II on their storefront. No, really. It’s listed on Steam right now. Had to go through a couple rounds of adding more and more clothing to Kasyrra’s promotional art until they said it was okay, but the game itself is completely unchanged. >Right now the game’s available to be added to wishlists. The actual “release” into Early Access will probably be around the time of the next public patch, if all goes well. Here’s what you get: > Game will cost a flat ~$10. > It will auto-update with every public patch. NOT BACKERS PATCHES. Those are still for Patreon/Sponsus/Subscribestar backers exclusively. Yes, public updates will still be free here on Fenoxo.com, don’t worry. > You get cloud-saving. > As soon as Steam will let us, you’ll get trading cards and achievements.
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>>831 >"Your Character Here" drawings >"adoptables" I don't know much about furries and haven't heard of either. Adoptables sound like the stupidest shit. I've seen some good (non-furry) OC art on Pixiv before, and can understand giving the artist money to encourage them to keep drawing a character you like. But if I understand adoptables correctly, you're giving someone money for the permission to draw ('adopt') that character? What the fuck. >>832 Artists in general are pretty retarded people. Where a programmer might throw his crap on GitHub and hope other people use it for something, artists will blow a gasket if anyone so much looks at their art in an unapproved manner. "You didn't credit me for that screenshot of my Twitter post!", "You copied my character's eyelashes!" You never find an artist that's like "Yeah, you can do whatever you want with my art except try to resell it. I'd appreciate a link to my page if you can. I'm glad you like it!" Absolute manchildren, it's the exact opposite of Anon culture in every way. >>833 >k-pop group submission I too want soulless identical gynoids singing manufactured garbage in my homosexual furry fanfiction. How many other aspects of the current year can we shove into this thing? Will their be abortion clinics, child drag shows? >NOT BACKERS PATCHES Get fucked, consumers - pay for my game twice! GRIDs research was a mistake, and we are now paying for interfering with God's plan for sex freaks.
>>834 >child drag shows? I mean we already have Del the boy-slave who's being forced to crossdress. I can see one of those degenerates deciding "yeah sure, let's make it even worse"
Glowies and antifa going at it, both sides trying to provoke Anons into joining in. Blue beam possibly ramping up with all the ayy lmao news. I haven't turned my computer on in something like two weeks. The years went so fast and suddenly we're here now. Excuse the following ramble but it's stream of consciousness and I'm pressed for time: Regarding the discussion on beliefs, I'd like to add for lance's benefit that people should always clearly state the difference between philosophy and ideology, where ideology is simply "a grouping of beliefs" which logically following allows for contradictory beliefs (and cognitive dissonance) versus a philosophy which usually starts from a single point of argument and everything is required to logically flow from that, and any conflict means that the original argument needs to be revisited in order to purge cognitive dissonance. I think living with cognitive dissonance is incredibly harmful for the psyche, and that's really the core difference between "right vs left." I'd argue that christian fundamentalists are actually left wing, as well as most "groups" because none of them actually have a core, logically consistent philosophy, and lots of them try to lampshade any cognitive dissonance at the beginning. A good example is christianity in general where the dissonant concept is the trinity, three individual distinct beings who are also the exact same being, which is logically inconsistent. That said, you need to choose your prime argument very carefully because it can logically end in some very stark conclusions, and will often leave you vulnerable to attack from hostiles. This leads me into something else I was thinking about recently, where leftism is more or less using "equality" as their prime argument, and then trying to shoehorn everything into being equal when in the natural world, nothing is equal, and no political organization can ever be equal simply because it's impossible for everyone to have access to the same physical abilities, mental faculties and economic resource access. So why fight something that's impossible to correct for? You'll never ever convince a nigger that he's exactly the same as a white person because the nigger can always just look in a mirror. The most sane thing to do is simply accept that everyone is different and instead of wasting all your energy on trying to "fix" that, just focus on doing what you can for yourself and helping others. The fixation on unachievable things that are in direct contradiction with nature is just so incredibly unhealthy that the current social situation really seems to me like group insanity or hysteria. The inability to grasp concrete concepts ("Moore expounded that white culture is obsessed with “mechanical time” — clock time — and punishes students for lateness. This, he said, is but one example of how whiteness undercuts Black kids." https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/15/magazine/white-fragility-robin-diangelo.html) seems to be accelerating. I think now is a time to make sure you have an old dictionary and an etymology dictionary as words are misused and abused, the old and true meanings forgotten. I don't think we have a whole lot longer until all the wheels fall off, precious metal prices, stock prices, indebtedness and other things show an increasingly out of balance system. keep your heads up, Anons, and don't let the bastards get you down.
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>>836 All excellent points, and I would like to draw attention to your advisement on keeping an old dictionary around. One memory which immediately comes to mind (and an event which likely played no small role in leading me to my current philospohies) is not too long after I got an unabridged dictionary from the seventies. I was watching television when in a commercial I heard the word "decadent". Of course, I've heard the same word many times prior, but this time I thought to look it up, since I've never managed to fully work out the definition through context alone. I thought that I may as well make use of the dictionary I recently acquired, and in it I found out two interesting things: First was the definition itself (in essence: something in a state of decline), which stands in stark contrast to every single time I've heard it uttered up to that point (this was when I was about twelve, well before I started to become familiar with political literature). Second was that the pronounciation key stated the word should sound like dee-kae-dent when spoken, as opposed to the more commonly heard dek-uh-dent (the dictionary does give a nod to the latter, but the former is presented as the most correct way to pronounce the word). I just now looked it up on Jewgle (where most people will go first) and it gave a similar, albeit far thinner definition. There was also a second definition which states it as meaning a state of self-indulgence (which technically fits if you stretch the original definition far enough, though it is somewhat misleading). They also did away with the aforementioned dee-kae-dent pronounciation. Of course, this alone isn't an Earth-shattering linguistic shift, but many other words are being corrupted or expunged out of common vernacular right now. Additionally, some of this may very well be ocurring under the radar, especially with words which aren't commonly used anymore. Of course, some of these changes are more organic, and words have changed or fallen out of use well before the clown world we know today (I dare you to find a book written in the last hundred years which uses the word 'assiduity'), but if archaeic definitions are forgotten about, it could lead to someone reading an older work and getting the wrong idea entirely, which in turn is a form of historical revisionism.
>>836 >where leftism is more or less using "equality" as their prime argument Recently I have been seeing them argue against equality, in favor of 'equity.' The 'equality of opportunity vs equality of outcome' nonsense, where leftists are now arguing that the latter is the goal. >I don't think we have a whole lot longer until all the wheels fall off The situation reminds me greatly of the last few years of the USSR. Everyone from the top down knew the system wasn't working, but there was no way to address it without drastic changes that would have had very unpleasant consequences for the political elite. So things just got more and more absurd, where the only way to keep the ship on course was for the politicians, media, etc to completely ignore reality in increasingly fantastical ways. They stopped trying to justify arguments and just presented things as fact that couldn't have been further from the truth. But the thing that baffles me is that, the USSR had some very serious economic issues towards the end that were universally acknowledged at the time. Grocery stores were empty, workers were paid in vodka (one teacher was paid with a lamp). But here in the US, we don't have such issues. Arguably, the Recession of 2008 would have been the time for this upheaval, but this nonsense kicked into high gear around 2015, well into our recovery. The country just suddenly made a hard shift towards governance by feelings. We no longer see politicians debating policy, we don't talk about the role of federal government, there is no plan for reducing unemployment or lowering inflation. A politician opens their mouth, and out comes talk exclusively about social issues - oppression, various -isms, 'rights' that until yesterday were wants, etc. But more so, when it comes to all of these social issues, every one of them is something that has been on a positive trend for the last sixty years (from a leftist point of view anyway). The end of segregation, the acceptance and even normalization of homosexuals, trannies were a circus attraction five years ago and now people can change government-issues IDs at will. From the standpoint of a leftist, society has been moving in their direction for a very long time, but they've suddenly chosen to tear down everything around them. These are the same people that talk about the president as if he were both simultaneously an incompetent fool for whom every plan has been a catastrophic failure, and also a mastermind of a Russian puppet who has outmaneuvered every attempt to uncover his illicit dealings while also laying the foundations for a gradual fascist takeover of the country. To them he is both pathetically incompetent and terrifyingly strong. I don't know how anyone but a fool could arrive at such a conclusion.
>>837 Knowing the components and etymology of words is the most important imo. It's also why simple language is best. >decadence (n.) >1540s, "deteriorated condition, decay," from Middle French décadence (early 15c.), from Medieval Latin decadentia "decay," from decadentem (nominative decadens) "decaying," present participle of decadere "to decay," from Latin de- "apart, down" (see de-) + cadere "to fall" (from PIE root *kad- "to fall"). Meaning "process of falling away from a better or more vital state" is from 1620s. Used of periods in art since 1852, on French model. >decadent (adj.) >"in a state of decline or decay (from a former condition of excellence)," 1837 (Carlyle), from French décadent, back-formation from décadence (see decadence). In reference to literary (later, other artistic) schools that believed, or affected to believe, they lived in an age of artistic decadence, 1885 in French, 1888 in English. >Usually in a bad sense: > Bread, supposedly the staff of life, has become one of our most decadent foods -- doughy, gummy, and without the aroma, flavor, texture, taste and appearance that is typical of good bread. ["College and University Business" 1960] >Beckoning sense of "desirable and satisfying to self-indulgence" begins c. 1970 in commercial publications in reference to desserts. >As a noun, "one whose artistic or literary work is supposed to show marks of decadence," 1889 (from 1887 as a French word in English), originally in a French context. > On the subject of poetry I am bound to signalize one of those grotesque, unexpected apparitions which would appear to be constitutional to our country [i.e. France] .... I refer to the recent appearance of a literary clique of madmen or idlers, the self-named décadents. I own I am almost ashamed to occupy your time with this unworthy subject, which I should not have thought fit to introduce had not our newspapers and even our reviews taken the décadents to task, and were it not that they have furnished chroniqueurs short of copy with matter for articles, and that the serious Temps itself has taken up their trashy nonsense. ["The Athenaeum," Jan. 1, 1887] I use etymonline.com frequently. >>838 USSR's core system was broken simply because there wasn't enough production of the things people actually needed as the system broke down. There were also quite a few power moves over the years; the system limits what individuals can do but the system is utterly dependent on which individuals are in power. I suggest watching The Death of Stalin to get an idea, and it's useful to watch it while knowing which characters were jews and which were Russian. Post-collapse Russia, there was a huge shift back to self-reliance, owning your own garden, and production of necessities had to be reworked. We're still producing things both on mass and individual scale, making the economy more robust, and that is why our supply chains are still working despite outside disruption. We also have individual property ownership, firearm ownership, and free speech (relatively) which keeps us robust. The key battles are twofold: 1. The people in power (child murdering cannibal jews) are losing narrative control even though the still hold economic and political power (especially the media and judicial system, as well as education and "science"/medicine), and they will do anything to maintain their insanity, so we're seeing the results of that in the mass hysteria and schizophrenic behavior of the jews and their tools. 2. The mass debt system caused by central banking based on debt fiat, where the numbers have become so huge that it's becoming unsustainable. We're due for hyperinflation soon, or mass debt defaults, deflation then hyperinflation as the central bank tries to paper over the problem. Precious metal price manipulation has been ongoing for ages, and I wouldn't be surprised if gold confiscation became the norm again worldwide (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_6102). The BIS, World bank, federal reserve, EU banks, they're all papering over systemic issues with large corporations and mass debt, and the diversion of trillions of dollars to the jews results in malinvestment. How many billions of dollars have been spent on shills and monitoring internet communications? Literally results in no productivity or prosperity for anyone, just paying people to argue and for shills to shit in each others mouths, or faggots to make bots and algorithms to try to demoralize and propagandize. China's shilling and Israel's pivot to China are more or less irrelevant to us, the only thing that matters is for white americans to gain control of our media and political and judicial systems. Everything else is gravy. When commies try to seize power, they always go for the media first, and it works. Media, riots, political system, judicial system, then you own the country. This is why I've always advocated uncensorable distributed blockchain media as a solution to jew control of the media, but we haven't had anyone develop it yet, and even if they D
>>834 Adoptables were kind of cute when they started popping up several years ago. They used to be little sparkly gifs with some character that you could put on your myspace or geocities page. Here's a shitty example I found really quickly http://www.geocities.ws/desertoasis04/Adoptions.html The good ones would obviously use better more original art. >Absolute manchildren, it's the exact opposite of Anon culture in every way. I would argue less that artists are retarded manchildren and more that the people that make their money doing commissions on twitter are the retards here.
If anyone else is interested, looks like someone has the entirety of M*A*S*H on archive.org for now. https://archive.org/download/MASH_Collectors_Edition./ Details page: https://archive.org/details/MASH_Collectors_Edition. That appears to be the old TPB torrent that's been around for years; three of the episodes in it have corrupted audio in season 4, but if anyone is interested I have versions of those episodes I repaired using remuxed audio from another rip alongside the better quality video and presence of subtitles in this one. I didn't download it from archive.org; I've been seeding that original torrent for at least eight years. Uploading the fixed versions now. I still think it's a great show. Not sure what you all think but I'm not afraid to say my thoughts. It's a rare piece of TV that actually has human beings with complexities and depth as characters (with the exception of Frank Burns who is clearly one-dimensional). Especially in later seasons, as the show started to shift away from comedy. This is the version without a laugh track btw.
flashmaster: slight CSS tweak so you can read the text on the "post" button while a file is uploading (and see the upload progress). button:disabled, input[type="submit"]:disabled, input[type="button"]:disabled { color: #dddddd; background-color: #1A2A2E; }
>>834 Yeah, you basically are paying for the "rights" to a character they designed because you can't make your own original ideas.
>>842 P.S. I've lost my complete copy of the CSS changes I've made. Can you paste a copy of it somewhere?
In other news, peaches are quite possibly the best thing in the universe. Up there with really good vietnamese mango and Lychee nuts.
There's a store called Jungle Jim's near Dayton, Ohio (technically it's in Fairfield, OH). It's quite possibly the largest international market I've ever seen, and it always has a massive selection. It's the kind that's hard to articulate and convey the size of accurately in words; everyone else I've ever taken there has agreed with me on that. Essentially though, if it exists, is legal to import to the states, and is in season, you'll find it. And things like hard candies or soda drinks or Mochi or whatever you can always find.
>>844 nvm, looks like the site doesn't do the overlay the retarded way, so I can just grab it from https://anon.cafe/f/custom.css
>>839 I don't blame jews for everything, but I do blame the simon wisenthal center for equating "not supporting the state of israel" with "supporting the final solution."
>>841 Links to the repaired MASH episodes, to finish off my 9-post-streak. https://mega.nz/folder/3lZgQSAC#8KdpdnKIbCCtx1TH04oGCQ One of my favorite shows.
>>842 Done.
I'm looking for a new RTC battery for the powerbook. I think I've found one, but I'm always nervous about stuff like this because Apple decided to use rechargeable Li-ion coin cells and I'm not familiar enough with how they work to know for sure if this is a safe replacement. The original battery is a panasonic CGL-3032 (no longer available). Digikey has a battery called "RJD3032ST1" which appears to be at least the correct voltage and chemistry, with a higher capacity (in mAh). The solder tabs aren't on opposing sides of the coin, but I can bodge that probably. Also it's $12 (ugh) and because it has lithium they won't ship it via USPS (ugh again). https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/illinois-capacitor/RJD3032ST1/1572-1633-ND/6596421
>>848 Old aristocracy is also to blame, but most of them have been embarrassed and they've faded into the background. It's fascinating to see the family ties when you start seeing who's related to whom in different countries. If I remember correctly, I was following some 2nd or 3rd rate European nobility and they had people in media, political and law positions in several different countries. None of them were CEOs or anything, just middle management in their fields, but it's not hard to see how things get coordinated when they're all first cousins pretty much. They've also significantly interbred with the jews for the past 100 years or so, so most of them are jewish anyway. The story about the Rothschilds in England and France, and using the ties in both countries to fuck over the Bank of England during Waterloo should be a good reminder that they've had this type of international syndicate going for quite some time.
>>851 also to install it I'll have to solder it in, but I'm much less afraid of doing that than I am that when I plug in the laptop the battery just explodes. At least it has solder tabs on it already.
>>853 Maybe try soldering some temporary wires on it to try it outside of the notebook case? If it pops at least it won't wreck the board that way.
>>854 Probably a good idea.
Just discovered that twitter suspended the stack exchange "askdifferent" twitter account (apple stack exchange) for some reason or another. That made me smile a little, but also made me wonder what exactly it tweeted and who complained.
>>858 Shades of Mao
Looks like Julay finished their big move. I wonder how long this domain's going to last?
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>>858 I decided to install Fedora on the XPS 15 yesterday, figured I'd play Dwarf Fortress once in awhile and wasn't about to setup anything involved for that. In the year that I've been using OpenBSD as a desktop, Linux has completely resolved all of those Nvidia Optimus issues that have forever plagued it. No more bumblebee, no more optirun/primus-run bullshit. Not even so much as a bizarre Xorg conf and custom shell script to switch GPUs. You install the Nvidia driver now, and you're good to go. Having dealt with this issue on a variety of laptops since 2012, I couldn't believe it. But wait, there's more. Pic related is my CPU/GPU temperature under heavy load. You may recall that over the past couple of years I could not so much as glance at this laptop without straddling the hardware shutoff temperatures, but even that has been resolved. Fedora has really come a long way, I might stick with it. I even butchered Gnome into a bastardized Windows setup with a Start menu and all, so it's perfectly usable now. Why am I telling you this, you ask. Because I also installed Debian for the first time in nearly a decade, and it is still a terrible desktop. I hope you reconsider. >>860 I remember seeing anon.cafe shortly after we moved to Julay. I presume it intends to stick around until the Tranny Federation fucks with it.
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>>861 I was referring more to the domain that Julay moved to than this one. The administration here on the cafe doesn't seem too keen on rocking the boat, which gives me hope that it'll last a while longer.
>>861 What's the benefit of fedora over any other linux? It still uses a regular linux kernel, xserver and wm/de right? I know package management is different but is it just that their repositories work better? >>862 It's super comfy here, I hope it doesn't get fucked.
>>863 Over the years, Fedora has become The upstream distro, often times more bleeding-edge than Arch, but with fewer bugs because the maintainers are on salary. Most of the kernel and DE devs use Fedora, Red Hat is of course heavily invested financially, etc. The advantage is that almost all of the quirks have been worked out. Scaling for example is normally a huge pain in the ass, but is flawless on Fedora, and most packages in the repositories have configs that take advantage of it. I have yet to encounter a bug in the default DE (GNOME unfortunately), which have been plentiful in every other distro I've ever used. Upstream bugs in general are usually fixed on Fedora before trickling down to other distros. Package management is extremely well done; between COPR and RPMFusion, you basically have the majority of what Arch relies on its AUR for, but Fedora's community repositories aren't maintained by retards. Unlike popular packages in the AUR, I have yet to install something from the community that didn't work exactly as intended (COPR is a bit more sketchy, but I only have one package from there). Also, dnf is really nice. This wasn't always the case though; the last time I used Fedora for work (2010), it was basically just Red Hat's testing ground, and was no better or worse than any other distro. They've really pulled things together over the years as this thing became the distro for everyone and their mother in the corporate Linux dev world. I haven't dug through anything to see how they're doing it, but I would assume it's all distro-specific scripts/configurations/packaging. Not that you couldn't do all of this on another distro, but you'd be doing it all manually. I imagine this is what Ubuntu could have become, as they were at one time The developer distro, but they kind of scared everyone away with Amazon ads, Unity, and the like. Being able to install Fedora in about ten minutes, setup Nvidia Optimus just by pulling drivers out of the repo, and install Dward Fortress from the same repo, that's as close to 'it just works' as I've ever seen from Linux. Sure I don't get the autistic control over everything as I would with Arch or Gentoo, but those days are behind me. I want to spend my day outside and occasionally play something in the evening without delving into wiki articles first. So far Fedora is letting me do just that. Five years ago I would have hated this for GNOME, systemD, etc, but today's me has yet to encounter any area of this distro that wasn't a pleasant surprise.
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Always refreshing to see a 20-year-old program compile and run perfectly on the first attempt. http://www.rogoyski.com/adam/programs/hexedit/ The author tested it on OpenBSD, too. >>861 >Why am I telling you this, you ask. Because I also installed Debian for the first time in nearly a decade, and it is still a terrible desktop. I hope you reconsider. Hm, I am still sailing smoothly with FVWM here. The exact same configuration I used in FreeBSD, actually. I also intend to use FVWM on my PlayStation 2, since that POS only has 32MB of RAM. I'll likely pare down my config file so it's a little less bloaty, or start from zero and just add lines from my config as I need them. BTW, I erased my FreeBSD partition on my Thinkpad (X201 Tablet) yesterday with the intent to try OpenBSD on it. Might just use it for extra storage space, though. Not decided yet. I currently am idling at around 42°C, but today I had my first "critical temperature" shutdown in about eight months (while running "zopflipng" in brute force mode to compress a bunch of images as much as possible), so I plan to open it up and dust it out real nicely again. That should keep it healthy for a while. Maybe I'll replace the thermal compound while I'm in there, if I still have some of that. I think I do. It's probably never been done and the laptop's about 10 years old now. I've also run waifu2x in purely on the CPU on this thing a lot, so it deserves a little love. I found an OEM condenser for my volvo, too, by the way. Cost me $5 from a guy on craigslist who recently got T-boned in his 240. I got $5 by bringing some steel car seat frames from my parts car to a metal recycler last week. So that was satisfying. I still have two spare seats if they ever break somehow (from a third car). >>864 Daily reminder that redhat is the company that employs Lennart Poettering and funds systemd development.
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>>864 >Five years ago I would have hated this for GNOME, systemD, etc. Ah, so I jumped the gun with that reply. Anyway, I won't forgive them for a) fucking up DNS resolution and b) hardcoding a fallback to google's DNS so if you've misconfigured your DNS you're inadvertently telling Google your every movement.
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>>865 >I am still sailing smoothly with FVWM here. I was doing great on CWM too. I was planning to just install this for the occasional game and keep OpenBSD on the Thinkpads. But I'm telling you, this is running so smoothly that I will probably make it my default (and there's Fedora Server for the crap in my closet, which has always been a fantastic product). >I currently am idling at around 42°C With intel-undervolt, I idle around 38C, and have had no performance consequences over the years. GNOME has this interesting tool that resolved all of my thermal issues in pic related. The issue is what I thought it was two years ago - Turboboost kicks in seemingly any time the CPU is doing anything at all, and it just maxes the crap out of the CPU until it eventually hits shutoff. But, while that kind of Turboboost would make playing a game impossible (Boost isn't even helpful for games), it is helpful for shorter CPU-intensive tasks like compilation. So I have this neat bullshit that lets me toggle Boost off before I play something, and the CPU stays in the 70C range. It even treats me like a child and puts a happy face in my systray to let me know everything is OK. >Daily reminder that redhat is the company that employs Lennart Poettering and funds systemd development. Yeah, at this point I just don't care anymore. I've spent the last twenty years working with Linux, I won't be laying in my deathbed wishing I had spent more. The less time I have to spend piddling with the computer, the more time I can spend doing meaningful things with my day. And if SystemD gives me that ability, so be it. SystemD is going to be small potatoes compared to the crap coming out of the post-meritocracy dev world of Linux idpol. Just wait a couple years for the "Why Incels And White Supremacists Are Criticizing SystemD2's Inclusive Boot Messages" articles to come out. Anyone still invested emotionally in Linux is in for a hell of a miserable ride.
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>decide to play HoI4 for the first time in months >play as Romania >go fascist and annex Bulgaria >ally with Germany and tech up while I wait for them to come online >they go to war with Poland >I join in and curbstomp them >don't even have to worry about the Allies since they can't reach me >Italy joins >pile my main army on the Yugoslav border to prepare for a war with them >Nationalist Spain joins >nice >the meager remenents of Republican Spain ally with Russia >oh no >move my army to the Soviet border before joining the war >ok cool I can handle this >Germany declares war on Yugoslavia >for fucks sake >move my auxillary army and my Black Sea garrison to that border while they hoover up my territory >the Soviets do a naval landing >move the garrison army back to deal with it >they can't deal with it >don't have enough units to hold the border with Yugoslavia >neither do they >we just dance around eachother while I wait for the Italians to get off their asses >Italy declares war on Greece >Greece allies with the Soviets >most of Romania is now filled with vodka roaches >my 300 plane airforce and 3 ship fleet still exist and are somehow annihilating everything in their path >still not enough because I have almost no army left >barely holding the Yugoslavs while Italy slowly decides to do something about the war they're in >the Soviets and Greeks are closing in on the last of my cities >Romania is 95% towards capitulation >the factory workers decide that this is the perfect time to hold a strike Maybe I should just stick to Civ. >>864 >>867 I've used Fedora a few times before, but I can't stomach anything built around GNOME. It just looks like an ugly mess to me.
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>>868 I never could get into HoI4; out of Paradox's games, it always felt very hollow compared to CK2. >It just looks like an ugly mess to me. It truly is. Nothing will ever fix that, but I've managed to make something tolerable out of it. GTK programs still look like crap.
>>864 >>866 >>867 So more or less Fedora is just more polished? I'll consider it when I need to install a normalfagging OS. I'm not a huge gnome fan though, I've really enjoyed using Cinnamon over the years. Hardcoding the google DNS is a bit much, I can appreciate it for the "just werks" component but otherwise between stuff like that and SystemD smells a lot like the beginnings of a walled garden. I also recently finished watching Re:Creators and I definitely recommend it. I was really surprised to see that it was done by the same guy behind Black Lagoon.
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>>869 Normally I'll stick to Civ5 for my strategy fix, but I'l play HoI4 every once in a while when I'm in the mood for something different. I don't like Paradox's DLC policy though, and HoI4 isn't as tolerant of mods compared to Civ (any game-changing mod in HoI will cause problems in my experience, while my 100+ mod setup in Civ jest werks). >>870 I'm right with you there. Cinnamon is a great DE, especially since they fixed all the horrible memory-leaking problems.
>>870 >So more or less Fedora is just more polished? That's probably an adequate way of describing it. I've been on BSD for a year, so I don't know how many of these changes are Fedora's polish or just mainline Linux changes. I did try Ubuntu for shits and giggles back in December, and it was still full of distro/GNOME issues that I'm not having here though (as well as the Snap/Flatpak crap). There's a lot of little things that I've noticed. Opening a maximized Firefox instance on any distro with X11 scaling normally results in a broken UI until you unmaximize and remaximize it. That's fixed on Fedora. Some individual programs like Gimp and qBittorrent ignore QT/GTK scaling and have to be set manually in local configs. That's applied by default here. GRUB and GDM both have scaling applied by default. Copying files to/from a USB flash drive works reliably within the file manager (I would do it through the terminal before, as the file manager would show that the task is done before the files were fully transferred). I don't have any weird DE applets bugging out on me like I always do on KDE. So far GNOME hasn't even crashed yet, which is almost unbelievable. Dnf also handles all of my package management oddities very well. I did most of my work over the years on OpenSUSE (a lot of it before zypper, when it was just SUSE), and have yet to encounter a worse package manager. Dnf would have been a dream back then. >the beginnings of a walled garden. It is, certainly. But truthfully I would be fine on Windows or Mac at this point if the former wasn't an ad-filled surveillance system with a sorry excuse for a terminal emulator, and the latter wasn't of course a Mac. I just want to get shit done on a system with full disk encryption and without baked-in spyware. >Re:Creators Looks attractive enough, I'll download it, thanks. I remember watching Sword Art Online in 2012 and thinking that this isekai thing was kind of neat. Now it seems like every show they air falls into the genre. >>871 Civ5 was great, but it felt over simplified compared to 4. I bought CK2 with all of the DLCs on one of Paradox's huge sales, I don't think it was even very expensive, though I agree about the DLC issue from a philosophical standpoint. Paradox is adding 'diversity' and 'gender' to Medieval Europe in CK3 though, so I will probably hope for a torrent on that one.
>>871 I noticed that the "redshift" applet in cinnamon had a huge memory leak, but that was almost a year ago. It may have been fixed. >>872 Isekai is always more popular when the world is shit imo. I think most people would trade this one for an anime one at this point. Konosuba is fantastic if you haven't watched it, as is Overlord and Youjo Senki.
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I wonder what's new with my favorite progr- Oh.
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>>874 kek. even CppCon trotted out young trannies on stage to introduce the primary keynote speakers during the 2019 conference. i stopped paying attention to cppcon thereafter, and i'd guess i'm far from the only one. i have no idea what they did this year if anything. it's a shame imo that idpol is being used to destroy everything good in this world, including best programming language is best :^).
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>>875 >CppCon trotted out young trannies on stage Of all the current year trends, I don't think there will ever be anything I'm more tired of than those sex fiends. You look at anything being actively destroyed today, and there's a goddamn man in a polka dot blouse at the center of it. I don't wish death on blacks, but when it comes to trannies, all I have are absolute fedposts.
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Did anyone order a extra large helping of salt?
>>877 I've never met anyone stupider than TiTS consumers, doubt I ever will. On the one hand, Savin states unambiguously that there is a 'full team' working on this horseshit, and of course the team is being paid out of $32k a month. But then Fen says that he is unable to provide a changelog, as nothing has happened for the last month. So what exactly is this full team doing with their forty hour work week? Let's call it a small team of five people, they'll get $5k a month and the business can have the remainder for expenses. That's 800 man hours every month, and they have nothing to show for it in July. But honestly, what would they have even gotten if the work was done - yet another rendition of "the hideous latex-clad hare shoves her alabaster rod up your submissive brown starfish"? No thanks. Fen has created a business where fools part with their money in exchange for nothing, and thank him for his work. He should be a politician.
Got a Microsoft Trackball Optical (model number x05-87475) today for $1 from a garage sale. It needs new ball bearings, but that still leaves me ahead by a fair amount. Also I met a guy working at a music store who uses OpenBSD. Thought maybe you'd be interested to hear that.
>>879 To clarify regarding the bearings, it works fine as it is, but there's a little more resistance to starting rolling than I'd like it to have. I'm using it to browse right now. This leaves the IBM ScrollPoint as the one old niche mouse I'd still like to find that I know of.
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How about that. Fen is doing another fundraiser for his tranny blow-up doll of a "wife"
Nevermind, I recant my previous statement. This time, it's a different one.
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>>881 Good, I hope they raise enough to go through with it. The freak can spend the rest of his days with a pus-filled wound that smells like an unwashed asshole between his legs. Practically no trannies are happy with their surgery; the results look nothing like a vagina, the procedure turns into a lifelong medical complication, and the constant inflammation makes any usage unenjoyable. A lifetime of suffering and regret is a small compensation for their collective efforts to 'end heteronormativity' and upend society.
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Popped the flattened ball bearings of my new trackball, rotated them to a side that was still round, and popped them back in. Had to use the tiniest amount of super glue on one of them (damaged the plastic digging it out), but the ball feels great now. Here's hoping it lasts a few years like this. If not, I'll buy new ball bearings next time and hopefully they will last longer than the original Microsoft ones. >>882 He sure has a way of picking them. >>877 Still don't know why they're trying to "transition" (kek) away from Flash, since AIR is and will continue to be a thing. Of course, they shouldn't have done it in Flash to begin with, it was already dying when CoC was being developed, even before the imageboards turned on fen and he turned to his hugbox. The way my (admittedly somewhat cynical) mind sees this, by ignoring new submissions they can argue they have no reason to share the updated source code. Unless he means text-only submissions and coded ones will still be accepted (but merging from that old version would be challenging, if indeed any actual progress had been made in the last five months). I liked the comment, "Surely there's some people in the community™ that would be willing to do stuff like proof read or implement writing into code." Around 2014 or maybe even 2015, I might have been willing to help (despite a quite a few misgivings at that point - at least the source was always available and up to date then…). I don't see too much salt in those comments unfortunately. A couple possibly salty ones phrased as compliments, and a lot of stuff that could only be complimentary. I'll be honest though, submissions kind of helped ruin CoC. For every decent new addition there were three or four bad ones. >>876 I actually have two trans friends who are pretty low-key and keep to themselves. One even voted for Trump (I didn't, but I know that a lot of you will like to hear that). But I see at least as many of the kinds who make "pride parades" such a joke. >>874 Token efforts like that mean nothing; also reminder that Google essentially owns Go. That said I don't like it because it tries to do too much (and even it's "go" cli tool). C is still the better language. >>873 I always used MATE back in the days when I used a "proper" DE. Doesn't require a compositor and is generally lighter weight. I always used redshift via CLI, and typically manually adjusted the color temperature. #! /bin/sh # Adjust color temperature to n degrees kelvin whitepoint using redshift. if [ "$#" -gt 1 ]; then 1>&2 echo "Error: I want only one argument: the white point to in degrees kelvin." 1>&2 echo "Pass no args to reset." elif [ "$#" -eq 1 ]; then redshift -x -P -O "$1" else 1>&2 echo "No args given; resetting color temperature." redshift -x fi >>837 My dictionary an unabridged Random House one from 1966.
Also, just added another hard drive to my desktop (again) and took the opportunity to make my fstab look pretty. Cleaned up my xorg.conf today as well, since I was getting the acceleration and everything feeling comfy on my trackball.
>>884 >I actually have two trans friends who are pretty low-key and keep to themselves. And I know a black family up the hill that's the nicest bunch of people. But luckily (and here we are again on this topic), we evaluate things based on the trends of the whole, and not their outliers. We don't ban firearms just because, in a country with more guns than people, a tiny fraction of them do unfortunate things with them. We don't ban alcohol just because some people develop alcoholism. We do enact clean water laws, because even though that one factory down the road might take their responsibility seriously, the vast majority of them would happily dump everything in the nearest river if it saved them a few bucks. See how this works? >I know that a lot of you will like to hear that I doubt there's a single Trump supporter in this thread. Conservatives love him, but only because their values are inconsistent and based on absolutely nothing: "I hate how all of these illegal immigrants come over here, cause crime, and sit around on welfare I pay for. But if they had all come here legally, this would be A-OK with me." "All life is precious, except in cases of rape and incest. Then I'm perfectly OK with those babies being vacuumed out limb by limb." "I love gays, my best friend is gay. I just can't stand seeing all of this gay shit out in public. They should all stay indoors where I can't see them or something. But I love them!" "The stock market is soaring today! I hate all of these big corporations that I boycott for pushing their liberal agenda, but man do I love seeing them succeed!" Bunch of fucking idiots. The right, and certainly the far right, have no warm feelings for Trump. He is just the only choice that won't push batshit idpol and an assault weapons ban. Even his Supreme Court picks were worthless. >C is still the better language. Agreed. But I treat Go like "Python for C programmers" and it works great for that. I'm not about to write an init system with it, but I don't need ideological purity in the crap I use to download FLACs from Tidal.
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Another day of Mozilla circling the drain, and still not realizing that people just want a goddamn web browser.
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Fought with my ISP a bit today, seems to be resolved for now. Also, found this on Mozilla's bugzilla ( https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=574654 )
>>888 >triples nice. But also, on that page: >Users can override this using userChrome.css if they absolutely want it. I don't think the prefs are worth it.
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>>886 >I don't need ideological purity in the crap I use to download FLACs from Tidal. Agreed there. I've used go programs for downloading files like that before too.
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>>888 The people responsible for that decision are probably unemployed now anyway. From what I've heard, both the Servo and security teams were basically gutted, and their Rust team is gone. Mozilla is planning to focus on monetization (of the browser, presumably) and activism. Firefox and its forks are dead. https://mozillalifeboat.com/ Chrome is moving towards hiding everything in the address bar except the base domain (so that it can keep everyone on Google.com services), and Manifest V3 will kill uBlock support. As the dumbing down of browsers continues, based fat man emailing himself HTML files sounds saner by the day. In other news, I have seen the future of Linux through Fedora, and it is awful. Everything is moving to Flatpak and similar. But we're not going to have just one Flatpak (or Snap) - there's going to be as many of them as there are package managers today, each doing something slightly different (telemetry, in my package manager?). This is quickly turning into the Windows situation of having twenty Visual C++ Redistributables installed because every application packages their own. Red Hat is taking its products in a very containerized direction. I will probably just go back to Arch and hope that this plague doesn't spread (it will). One day we won't just be installing alternative distros to avoid systemD, but to have actual package managers again. >>890 Go is a bit of a tech vice for me. If you know C, it is is insanely easy to work with, and much faster for the developer. But it is designed that way specifically, and insultingly so. "The key point here is our programmers... ​They’re not capable of understanding a brilliant language... So, ​the language that we give them has to be easy for them to understand" ―Rob Pike, creator of Go
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>>891 >based fat man emailing himself HTML files sounds saner by the day. kek, i'm not fat nor based RMS but that's just the choice i figured was the best one for my archiver. filesystems are more or less the single universal database system tbh. >telemetry, in my package manager? It's more likely than you think.jpg Click here Anon for a free Flatpak check Rob Pike is a brilliantly insulting faggot. He should finish Plan 9.
Doing better in Mario 3 than I can ever remember doing before, and I've not used a single whistle or abused anything for lives. Feels good to finally be doing decently at a children's game. Also, still IP range banned from 4chan posting. Just checked again. Oh well. I'm not paying them a penny to shitpost.
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>>891 >The key point here is our programmers... ​They’re not capable of understanding a brilliant language... So, ​the language that we give them has to be easy for them to understand Similarly, Lisp is a brilliant language with higher level features. And all people do is complain about parentheses. It's kind of funny (in a bitter way) how now that mozilla's laid off so many people, they don't have manpower, and at the same time they've alienated nearly all the kinds of people who might otherwise have been eager to step up to contribute code.
>>891 Debian hasn't jumped on the containers meme yet. How long it'll stay that way remains to be seen.
>>896 Also I don't have systemd on any of my debian machines anymore. Got myself another gigabit ethernet NIC card (again for $1, this time RTL8169-based for lack of other $1 options). Now I'm basically using my PC as a switch. I think I'll buy a used two or four port NIC soon so I can free up a PCI slot for my SCSI controller. I currently have one NIC (Intel 82574L) on a PCIe, one GPU on PCIe, one sound card on PCI, and a secondary NIC (Realtek RTL8169) on PCI), but for now this is working. I'm using the secondary NIC to provide for my WRT54G, which is now solely being used as a wireless access point. This leaves one NIC card for whenever I do a crossover-style connection between my machines (happens rather frequently) and one (the one soldered to my motherboard) in use to reach the internet at large. I'm now on to world 7. My previous record was world 5.
Can't post it here, because it has my family members in it, but I just found a photo of our old '65 Kaiser CJ-5 jeep from a few days before it rolled off a cliff (and nearly killed my dad). Apparently the friend of ours who took the jeep after that happened got it operational again; no idea how much of the original body is still there, but I do remember that when this happened (the jeep landed upside down about 40 feet below where it had started) the engine was still running. So my guess is the engine is the same one.
>>899 WTF I love Facebook now!
>>897 Have you done any work with NIC bonding? I've wondered how difficult it is, I would think the throughput gains would make up for it.
Walmart is still selling desktops with Core 2 Duos in them, if anyone else was interested.
>>902 Those are still a thing? I thought the Core 2 line got phased out years ago.
>>902 What the hell. You sure they're core 2's? >>903 Yeah, around 12 years back. >>901 No. Sorry. Don't have any other devices with multiple NIC's to connect to.
I believe my Latitude D630's are Penryn-based, although it might be Merom. Either way, the chipset supports both and the CPU is socketed in them.
(none of mine have the dedicated GPU, which means they are still alive)
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Come on meteor, just end us already.
Trying (non-commitally) to compile a newer version of firefox now. Rust (and cargo) caused a few annoying issues right off the bat, but now it's building. A seamonkey build took around 30 minutes maximum (note that it is using an older version of the codebase still, likely around FF 62); so far FF (79?) has been building for 72 minutes.
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>>908 On it.
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>ff 79 compilation failed at 79 minutes
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>just downgrade your software lol There's another patch that didn't hit until ff 80 (which is not in the release branch obviously) that I've tried manually applying. If it doesn't work I'm just going to give up on it. Going to bed now anyway.
>no space left on device $ du -hd0 . 31G . What the fuck.
Gave it 12 more GiB. Now hopefully I'll be able to go to bed before I see any more errors.
GPU framebuffer just got randomly murdered by something. This'll be interesting. Taking it offline now.
FF (re-)compile finished. Took 93 minutes on a 3GHz ivy bridge CPU with 16GiB of RAM. Patches: diff -r e9f5f50c49b4 build/mozconfig.common --- a/build/mozconfig.common Mon Aug 17 20:21:20 2020 +0000 +++ b/build/mozconfig.common Tue Aug 18 11:33:40 2020 -0400 @@ -19,7 +19,7 @@ ac_add_options --enable-crashreporter # Enable enforcing that add-ons are signed by the trusted root -MOZ_REQUIRE_SIGNING=${MOZ_REQUIRE_SIGNING-1} +MOZ_REQUIRE_SIGNING=${MOZ_REQUIRE_SIGNING-0} ac_add_options --enable-js-shell diff -r e9f5f50c49b4 config/makefiles/rust.mk --- a/config/makefiles/rust.mk Mon Aug 17 20:21:20 2020 +0000 +++ b/config/makefiles/rust.mk Tue Aug 18 11:33:40 2020 -0400 @@ -61,13 +61,17 @@ # Enable link-time optimization for release builds, but not when linking # gkrust_gtest. ifeq (,$(findstring gkrust_gtest,$(RUST_LIBRARY_FILE))) +# Pass -Clto for older versions of rust, and CARGO_PROFILE_RELEASE_LTO=true +# for newer ones that support it. Combining the latter with -Clto works, so +# set both everywhere. cargo_rustc_flags += -Clto +export CARGO_PROFILE_RELEASE_LTO=true endif # Versions of rust >= 1.45 need -Cembed-bitcode=yes for all crates when # using -Clto. -ifeq (,$(filter 1.38.% 1.39.% 1.40.% 1.41.% 1.42.% 1.43.% 1.44.%,$(RUSTC_VERSION))) -RUSTFLAGS += -Cembed-bitcode=yes -endif +#ifeq (,$(filter 1.38.% 1.39.% 1.40.% 1.41.% 1.42.% 1.43.% 1.44.%,$(RUSTC_VERSION))) +#RUSTFLAGS += -Cembed-bitcode=yes +#endif endif endif I have quite a few build parameters in my mozconfig file too though.
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>>896 Debian caved to systemD. I don't expect them to be an early adopter of the containerized ecosystem, but I imagine only source-based distros will really avoid it. Maybe Arch, but that's kind of a toss up; even the Wiki unashamedly recommends Flatpaks at times. >>899 They will never be happy. Facebook will delete your posts for so much as trying to organize a barbecue while someone somewhere has a cold, but I guess "haha wooden doors" has to go too. Amazing how an historical event as 'unquestionably' true as the Holocaust needs to have its validity enforced by law and censorship rather than actual evidence. I don't even know what the argument in favor of all of this is supposed to be. In some fantastical world where the Holocaust was supported by insurmountable evidence and unquestionably true, would antisemitic people start changing their views? No, they'd just be glad it happened. >>903 >>904 Yep, positive. They even have a ton of refurbished Core 2s on their website. Had a hell of a time buying an office chair on their site last night; the reviews are absolute garbage. Great chairs were poorly rated because the chair was "hard to assemble." Chairs were positively rated because they "look nice." My favorite was a five-star review that said "This chair is substantial." On another note, Walmart's website is starting to look a lot more like Amazon, in that they have everything now. As Amazon has gone downhill drastically over the last decade (everything is flimsy Chinese shit from brands you've never heard of), and their shipping has turned into garbage, Walmart is a surprisingly attractive alternative. >>908 The results of the ideology of "Let people enjoy things bro. How does the physical and mental well being of society affect you bro? Bro do you have a peer-reviewed source of sufficient sample size to back up your claim?" >>911 Weird, I've never had this issue on Links.
>>917 Arch fully embraces systemd and assumes it everywhere. Picture is from the bugzilla bug report when FF 52 dropped the ALSA backend (in favor of pulseaudio) without even noting it in the changelog, resulting in me and many others suddenly having no sound and no explanations. It's the primary reason I need to compile mozilla products from source code these days.
Another gem. For context, they used telemetry data to decide that approximately no one used alsa without pulseaudio. Also >implying mailing lists are highly discoverable beforehand to normies
>Obviously "don't use Pulse Audio" doesn't help with the vision of having a unified Linux audio backend. Except that if no one used pulse, Linux would have a more unified audio backend
One last one for now, the whole thread's a gem of stupidity though. This is from a pro-alsa person though. I just think they explained rather well.
>>918 >Arch fully embraces systemd and assumes it everywhere. Yes I know, but it's current focus on customization and the AUR run contrary to containerization. They'd have to change that first. Artix is Arch without systemD, works great. >>920 Decades of chasing Linux 'unity' is largely what has led to the current Linux ecosystem being what it is. The average person is a retard, in computers just as in real life, and you cannot unify anything without providing solutions for the average person. I would much rather have highly varied distros that have little in common, but offer a solution for each type of user, than to water the product down until all of them can be approached by the lowest common denominator of people. But such issues can never be addressed without first dealing with the naive assumption of 'equality'.
I lied. Here's two more. This is a post from the developer of 'apulse,' a pulseaudio "wrapper" I've used in the past for pulse-only programs (of which there seem to be very few). Second one's just on-point
>>924 Firefox began hemorrhaging users when Mozilla started pushing bugman politics. I remember when their activism was confined to areas like tech freedom, anti-censorship, and privacy. Go hang around places young tech-savvy people talk today, there's a reason they refer to Firefox as 'trannyfox' and won't touch it.
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Daily reminder that your phone's software provider is forwarding your information to law enforcement. It knows about those videos you've been watching. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/aug/17/google-giving-user-data-authorities-documents-reveal
>>926 We already knew this was going on (and has been for quite some time). But maybe enough whistle-blowing and normals will begin to wake up to the globohomo threat to us all.
>>925 FF began hemorraging years before that. I think it started around FF 4. I remember all the blowback they were getting, and how many people were staying on 3.6.
>>926 They actively interfere with communications and work to isolate "disruptive" people now. I strongly suspect that people are being actively siloed. You'll never know if your messages are being received unless you have three or four ways of getting in touch with people. Shit is absolutely fucked.
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>>928 I remember people throwing a fit about a Firefox UI redesign in 2011, that might have been it. I was using Opera at the time, so I didn't pay it much attention, but I can't think of anyone I knew personally that switched over that. Maybe it just impacted my circle differently. >>929 People that continue to use Big Tech in the face of all this are just retarded. I mean, there are certain infrastructural things we can't escape, like AWS-hosted sites, ReCaptcha if it appears on a site we need, etc. But if you're using GMail, YouTube, or Facebook Messenger to weigh the pros and cons of publicly crucifying homosexuals with your buddies, you're just asking for trouble. Sure we can argue about the way things Should be, but we also have to live with the way things Are: you don't walk down a dark alley at night in a skimpy outfit, and you don't use Big Tech to engage on certain topics. Use VPNs (to avoid analytics and things, not the FBI), PGP email, keep all of your identifiable crap (banking etc) on a separate personal-accounts-only email address, avoid social media (use Invidious/Nitter/RSS for viewing), ditch the cell phone/tablet/Smart Home, don't use Google Search, use full-disk encryption on Linux or BSD, save everything to MicroSD cards that you can store in a can of Liquid Wrench with a false bottom, don't order all of the books from that /pol/ infographic on Amazon. Don't wear your views on your tshirts, bumper stickers, laptop stickers, or anything else. Don't talk about your stash of firearms and MREs with your neighbors, don't walk around town with a plate carrier. Don't stand out, online and offline. Ruby Ridge only happened because Weaver won a lawsuit against a neighbor he had been friends with, and that neighbor sent a letter to the Secret Service about Weaver's political views in retaliation. The Boston Marathon Bomber was caught because he was the only one not acting surprised by the events around him. Ted was caught because his brother recognized some of words and phrases in his manifesto. Those undercover feds going around tagging rioters at protests know how it works.
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>>929 >>930 On the topic of Big Tech, these Facebook people sure have interesting work histories. But surely it's all just a conspiracy (funded by Russia, no doubt).
>>931 >>930 Damn, you're all right bro. They took the big dick from Anon for a few years straight and they're fucking pissed imo. I think it's a matter of months before everything goes batshit. It's just going to escalate from here. Stock market crash between now and november most likely, more riots too. We need better comms before shit hits the fan.
>>932 >I think it's a matter of months before everything goes batshit. November will certainly do something. Doesn't matter who wins, the losing side will call election fraud, Congressmen and governors will be divided on who is actually president, shit will go South. Leftists will certainly take to the streets during working hours. Much like with Net Neutrality, people who couldn't even draw the USPS logo from memory yesterday hear The Media whining about the post office today and are acting like their way of life is coming to an abrupt end. I guess tens of thousands of them could protest in person, but not vote. Meanwhile there are people at home playing video games like this is all going to blow over if they keep their head in the sand long enough. I do have to wonder what the long term goal here is. They know the narrative is collapsing, yet they keep pushing. Most people are content to ignore all this so long as they can go about their day in peace, but this COVID crap is hurting everyone from small business owners to employees. The more the country complies with asinine COVID regulations, the more absurd the regulations become. But suppose the kettle does boil over, what's their plan? Even the most center-leaning conservative boomers have been talking about Civil War 2 for decades, let alone the far right. But the left? Your typical leftist is just some white female college student that can't handle the thought of holding a job that pays for her healthcare, and has only ever seen black people on TV. She's not going to take to the streets to 'fight fascism' once law and order breaks down and the police aren't there to protect her. So what's the big plan here for the elites? If I were them, I'd have quietly exited politics and moved back to Israel, but they're still here pushing. Wonder when they'll drag the blue helmets into this. >We need better comms before shit hits the fan. You'd probably be limited to radio in that scenario. Backbone lines run to major cities, data cents are in cities. Cities will be the first to go. Amateur radio is pretty nice, but you need a license to operate before SHTF, and I'm not about to broadcast my call sign while discussing those things.
>>933 >You'd probably be limited to radio in that scenario. /thread. i'm all for packet-radio based gopher boards myself.
I am trying to build deepcreampy (1.x, the last commit with a non-stupid license); to do that, I need an old version of tensorflow that I'll need to build from sources. The build system tensorflow uses is called bazel, which has *an 84MiB source package* and is written in java. I can already tell I'm in for a treat. This is just the first of 23 required dependencies. And before anyone asks, no, this version of tensorflow is no longer on Pip.
Oh yeah, and the tensorflow binaries I _did_ find are for CUDA 10; I'm using CUDA 9.2 because CUDA 10 apparently has major issues with waifu2x and I've never been able to follow the instructions for making CUDA 10 work with pytorch and actually succeed. So if this fails because of CUDA problems I'll have to downgrade further.
>>930 >I remember people throwing a fit about a Firefox UI redesign in 2011, that might have been it. Yep, that was the FF3.6 to 4 transition. I specifically remember there was some extended support for 3.6 into 2012 that I clung to as long as possible. Presto-based Opera was pretty okay. I still wish it had been (officially) open-sourced. I'm aware of the leaks; I have a copy.
Oh and did I mention that the source distribution archive for bazel is a zip-bomb?
Oh yeah, and it builds itself so it needs a bootstrap.
>>935 Weirdest experience today lance. Got a call from some lady that a friend had recommended me to for some work. Lives about half a mile away, so I drive up there to see what all needs to be done. Turns out it's the lead singer for an aging female hard rock group (think Vixen, but not Vixen unfortunately). Years ago I knew a close relative of a singer I really liked, but I didn't find out until long after I had moved away, and I had always wished I'd known sooner so I could have wormed my way into meeting them at some point. Now the opportunity emerges again, and I not only got to meet her, but have her cell phone number, and it all just feels so unimportant. I don't know, just odd; you'd think it would have some impact, but it doesn't. Thank you for subscribing to my newsletter.
>>940 >Thank you for subscribing to my newsletter. kekd. >You're so brave Anon, I feel so inspired now! <342 Anons re-blogged this post <3
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I wonder just how long it will be until certain interests expand on this plandemic-focused tech until it begins alerting authorities to the troublesome & worrying White-Nationalist mind virus exposure count problem? https://github.com/expo/expo-exposure-notification They better get busy soon. With the way things are going it could soon be an explosive problem around the globe!
Successfully transitioned my desktop from booting with MBR/compatibility module in BIOS to booting via UEFI today (without reformatting anything). The boot drive is still using an MBR, but the second primary partition is now an (U)EFI system partition (instead of some swap space; I have more on another HDD and I never really use the full 16GB of RAM I have anyway). I'm pretty sure my system would still boot on an MBR system as well, since the MBR "bootable" flag is still set on the partition that it would have booted before. >>940 I do know what you mean kind of; my parents used to work in a ski resort town that lots of famous people would come to during the winter; this was in the 80's and early 90's. From memory, they met (at least; these are the ones I distinctly remember being mentioned): *James Taylor *Bill Gates (and family) *Tom Cruise (lol) *Mel Gibson (again lol, but apparently he was pretty nice to them) *Steve Martin *Oprah Winfrey(mom sold her some Ugg boots; she suspects they were her first pair but I wasn't there and don't know what year it was) *Neil Young *Maaaybe Jerry Garcia, but I don't remember if it was just a concert or if they properly met. *Donald Trump (he got uppity with my dad when he showed up without a reservation on a saturday night at the restaurant he managed and they didn't have a table ready for him) *Phil Collins I think a few celebs also had houses there. My mom met James Taylor backstage at a concert there chatted with him for around 20 minutes before they had to get ready to perform, too. He was really nice, apparently, but about 95% of the time the encounters meant very little to them compared to what they'd have expected before they moved there. They're just people at the end of the day. With a few exceptions, they'd just think "oh hey, I know who that is" and then try not to draw attention to it. That's probably what most of them would want, anyway, especially on vacation.
Oh yeah and I got deepcreampy working. It's pretty neat, although it understandably struggles with large mosaics.
Nice picture of a Sumatran tiger from wikimedia.
Ported an old program from OSS to ALSA yesterday. I think the OSS code looked easier to read/less verbose. It's a shame the people controlling OSS closed it up for a while and pushed the linux kernel people away.
>>946 That said I can definitely see why 'aoss' exists. the basic arrangements of API calls are very similar between the two.
With no prior experience with ALSA or OSS development I was able to port it in just over an hour. Would probably have been shorter had I found good documentation of ALSA sooner. Linux really does have a documentation problem for the most part. I very much like FVWM's man page.
AT&T no longer wishes to maintain the copper infrastructure out here, and will no longer provide a landline to my cabin. I guess I will be buying stamps.
>>949 Stamps are now 55 cents each, and a telegram is $40. Honestly, this is just absurd.
>>949 >>950 I don't care to pry into your affairs, but I am concerned to a degree if we lose your input here. -Are you dependent on the line for Internet access? If so, have you come up with some alternative plan for being able to continue shitposting here? Also, if you're here in Burgerland, wasn't there some kind of law passed back in the day that AT&T (specifically) had to provide phone access to every residence even if they were remote?
>>951 IIRC, commie uses satellite internet. If has the kind that's dependant on a landline for upload (common with older providers), then his internet is fucked unless he can switch to a two-way connection. If not, then only his phone will be out.
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>>951 It's just my landline. With town being ~45 minutes away, I used it to schedule doctor appointments and all of the usual. AT&T used to provide landline service to this area, but it's kind of in limbo right now. If you have it, you can continue paying for it, but they're not taking new customers, and no one is servicing the lines as they degrade. Eventually everyone will leave the service by choice due to service degradation, and that way AT&T doesn't officially have to cancel them. My internet is a hodgepodge of crap, and is fine. I have two 60mbps satellite connections - one that I use for normal things, and one that I use for downloads (150GB limit on each). And I have a cellular connection with unlimited data that I use exclusively for larger downloads that I'm in no hurry for (very poor reception, but no data cap). I resolved the landline issue by adding a VOIP package from my satellite provider. The latency is higher than copper, but the service is fine otherwise. There's a phone jack on the modem, and I just plug my phone into it. I'm not a fan of VOIP since it is digital, and thus more subject to dragnet surveillance through auto-transcription and database querying than the old copper system was, but it is the best I can do out here without actually using a cell phone. >>952 Yep, satellite, two-way connection. Honestly, it's a great ISP; I'm very happy with it. The service has been extremely reliable, my bandwidth has been consistent, and customer service has been fantastic (with English speaking people answering the phones). My only real complaint is the cost and the data cap, but that's just the nature of satellite.
Police Requests To Access Your Smart Speaker Are Up 72% Since 2016: https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/police-requests-access-your-smart-speaker-are-72-2016 Most Android phones these days come with Google Assistant. Remember not to deviate from the narrative when your friends have their surveillance devices on them.
>>952 I wonder how feasible it would be to devise some kind of low-bit gateway near a metro area you could use radio with for uplink data? >>953 That all sounds pretty interesting actually. I wasn't even aware you could do stuff like that yet.
While taking some garbage out to the trash burner this morning, I saw a suspicious sedan parked across my driveway. I say suspicious because it was basically parked in the middle of a straight road, with absolutely nothing around it, with a clear view up my driveway (also the window tinting fit the profile of a fed rental car). Strangely, this is perhaps the second or third car to do exactly that in the last four months. I am wondering if perhaps my landline issue is related. I will be preparing for the worst, and will be using Live USB distros exclusively for the foreseeable future. I will let you know if this strategy ends up being a hindrance, or a realistic scenario for the terminally paranoid.
>>956 Is it 'in your domain' so to speak? Can you just arm yourself and confront them? When I was growing up out in the sticks it would be common to do so for any suspicious types, especially revenuers.
>>957 Not really. My property ends at the easement on my side of the road, and the car was parked on the other side. I guess I could stand on my property with a rifle and yell across the road, but I'm not about to start down my driveway with a rifle to approach a car potentially full of feds who will see me coming the entire way. Also, this is California. If you have to pull a gun on someone, you're basically obligated to kill them or they will take you to court for everything you have. A burglar could sue you for cutting his arm while breaking your window. I've thought of a lot of things it could be, ranging from bill collectors (not mine), to feds keeping an eye on someone else's property from a distance. The timing and location is just odd; how many people have to stop in the middle of the road to look up your driveway before you think something's going on and it involves you?
I missed this when it happened. But Eric Raymond got himself banned from some of the mailing lists of a group he founded. https://www.i-programmer.info/news/136-open-source/13535-co-founder-of-osi-banned-from-.html
>>958 You could walk up without a gun and peek through a window. >>949 That happened to a lot of people after Hurricane Sandy as well. NPR did a thing on it, where some ATT representative claimed there was no discernible difference, but his voice got garbled while he was saying it. I've still got a land line here, but for how long I don't know. I still think ATT was better pre-1984.
>>956 if you are determined to do that, take precautions against van eck phreaking (TEMPEST).
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>>959 >But Eric Raymond got himself banned from some of the mailing lists of a group he founded. >CoC Violations "Because of their need for rebellion and for membership in a movement, leftists often are unattracted to a movement whose goals and membership are not initially leftist. The resulting influx of leftish types can easily turn a non-leftist movement into a leftist one, so that leftist goals replace or distort the original goals of the movement. To avoid this, a movement must take a resolutely anti-leftist stance and must avoid all collaboration with leftists." If only more people had listened.
>>966 >When gender is a social construct but you've dedicated the rest of your life to looking like a Chinese off-brand version of a woman.
>>962 >If only more people had listened. /throd.
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>>970 >make an account to see the full image This is why I stick to boorus.
>>971 Funny, I just went on a spree deleting all of my accounts I could track down. Bugmen are way too autistic to let anyone use their services without making an account.
>>970 Looks decent. I won't be saving it to a microSD card, but I hope the artist keeps it up. >>971 As an autistic connoisseur of Japanese doodles, you just can't beat the Japanese services, unless you don't mind going without. I have never found a booru that mirrored more than a fraction of what Pixiv has for any tag. And you will also miss out on the crap they hide behind FanBox, Fantia, Pawoo, Skeb, etc. The only reason I use boorus at all these days is that occasionally they pull something from a godforsaken place like Twitter that turns out to be nice. These days I just shove all the tags into Hydrus Network and let God sort them out.
>>972 There's shared login sites out there, like BugMeNot you can use instead. Then all the site gets is an IP log, but assuming you're on a VPN of some sort, it doesn't tie anything to you (and you're probably not the only one connecting from that VPN).
>>974 There's a lot I'd have to be using for me to really feel like I'm being private, I mostly do things out of convenience. I mostly went around consolidating accounts because I installed Keepass and wanted to make everything look nice. Say, would you know where to get various artists' paywalled content? I'm real out of the loop on these things, I'm a step away from bugging out from the web entirely and living in a cabin somewhere up north, I've seen some nice ones.
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>>975 I used to use Keepass a long time ago. I found pass preferable - more keyboard friendly, no version inconsistencies that affect reading the database (Keepass/Keepass[v.#]/KeepassX/etc). Maybe you'll like it, maybe not. I have not yet found a place for Japanese paywalled content. People use yiff.party for Patreon, but I don't collect Western art, and have no idea how popular that is. Figuring that out has been on my To-Do list for awhile, but for now I just use a burner card. I have organized my computer setup in a very private way that is still low maintenance enough to not interfere with cabin life. I am considering writing guides/scripts for the masses, as a lot of the advice out there right now is just awful (Reddit-centric communities like PrivacyTools are among the largest, and the advice is terrible), but have not committed to anything yet. I'd recommend looking at the documentation of Fed forensics tools like Encase sometime. It tells you quite plainly what your enemy's capabilities and methods are, and may save you when your social credit score reaches alarming levels after Amazon reports you haven't purchased any racial justice books this month. http://encase-docs.opentext.com/documentation/encase/forensic/8.07/Content/Resources/External%20Files/EnCase%20Forensic%20v8.07%20User%20Guide.pdf
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On data persistence, I believe I have found a final solution to my privacy woes: Alpine Linux. Unlike say, a distro live CD, which loads into ram but is otherwise a pain in the ass to actually do anything with (and of course leaves you with some crappy DE and collection of software), Alpine Linux actually Installs to ram. From there, you have total control over the system as you would any other install; the location of the install seems totally transparent. Alpine starts out absurdly minimal, and I had to install basically every 'normal' package you might imagine. But I went from absolutely nothing to dwm and Firefox in about fifteen minutes, so we're doing well here. And performance is perfect. The big thing however, and what drew me to Alpine in particular, is that you can easily create configuration files that Alpine will load at boot. Rather than having to set this all up every time you turn on the computer, you just create a configuration that it will load, and you end up with your desired desktop/server experience automatically, but diskless. Your files of course have to be stored externally (if you want them to survive a reboot), but you could conceivably keep a backup of /home altogether. This solves a problem I've had for many years now. No more "Well, Firefox just cached a thumbnail of that mostly peaceful email I was reading, so I guess I'm issuing an ATA erase in the morning." Very rare to find a solution to a tech problem that doesn't involve not using it anymore.
Found a great old writeup from a former Mozilla employee, written way back in good ol' 2012 when FF was just starting to go downhill. He saw it all coming. http://web.archive.org/web/20120731210532/http://evilbrainjono.net/blog?showcomments=true&permalink=1094
>>977 i wrote scripts to handle that kind of thing on fresh installs. Nice that it runs off a ramdisk, though.
>>978 >But somehow, despite being an ostensibly community-driven organization, somewhere along the line we learned to tune out naysayers from the community.
>>978 I grew up with Firefox, basically. It felt like something magical to me almost as I began to use it to sort of explore HTML and learn something about how these pages actually worked. I remember using it every day back to at least early version 3. Then when they changed things in the look (and slowly everything else) it was like watching an old friend slowly dying of cancer. I wasn't even redpilled back then, and so I never understood why they kept making these choices to dumb-down and dumb-down the thing until it finally seemed like something unusably foreign to me. Then they decided to finally kill XUL and take the full Google pozload, and that was the last straw for me. Abandoning it entirely was actually a grievous experience for me, like someone I loved had died. I'm over it now, and having a fuller understanding as well the degeneracy and evil that killed Firefox just fills me with anger today.
>>962 This was an authoritarian power-play on part of OSI leadership. It's true, though; Raymond is much more of a libertarian type. I can't say I agree with everything he says, but he's well-spoken and has interesting insights sometimes. PixivUtil2 is pretty handy, although sometimes they accidentally add windows-isms I have to fix (my favorite was when the main .py script had CRLF line-endings which broke the shebang). It's written in Python, which is something else I don't really love, but at least it's somewhat easy to read. >>976 IIRC yiff.party actually also has services for Fantia, but it's kind of obscured. You need to manually format your URL in the form of: https://yiff.party/fantia/<fantia id here> There's no search function for it. Kemono.party appears to have prototype support for fanbox and subscribestar.
>>982 oh and kemono.party has source code available. https://github.com/OpenYiff/Kemono
>>981 I'm still not redpilled and I understood why they kept making retarded changes. I'm still using Seamonkey, which for the moment has XUL support, but sites are slowly starting to break on me. Sometimes faking a user agent will fix things, or setting an about:config preference for some (at the time) experimental JS API that's reached production use now.
And with that last shitpost, signing off for tonight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wv3BwTMiEI
>>976 > I am considering writing guides/scripts for the masses I would welcome it. I'm simply not skilled enough yet to feel at all confident I'm taking the proper steps needed to protect myself. Additionally, I hope /robowaifu/ gets a real X-SEC expert in our midst someday. I'm sure that simply airgapping our robowaifus won't be nearly good enough.
>>986 I lied, I'm still here I haven't bought anything from amazon since 2011.
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>>981 I started using Firefox back in 2003 or 2004, and it was my default browser for many years. It was also one of the first open source projects that I felt enthusiastic about; I liked the software, the people behind it, etc. How things have changed. >>982 >This was an authoritarian power-play on part of OSI leadership. Of course it was! And who makes these kind of power plays in a software project, lance? Open your eyes, the script is the same damn thing every time: 1: Accuse someone above you of violating some social norm in a vague and unprovable way (sexual harassment, hate speech, misogyny, 'made people uncomfortable', etc). 2: After they are forced out, you and your leftist buddies suddenly rise to prominent positions. 3: The project takes a hard left turn towards social activism. 4: The project loses focus, its audience, its income, and it implodes. 5: Like parasites, the leftists jump ship and move on to the next project, where the script will repeat. Every. Time. Look no further than practically every game developer for evidence. But you don't see this behavior from anyone except leftists. When right-leaning anons decides to work on a project, they bang the entire thing out without so much as a concern for the structural hierarchy of the project (spending infinitely more time arguing about the name and logo). When normal people work on a project, you don't even know about their politics 90% of the time, and the project trods along just fine. But the moment Pronouns In Bios start showing up, the goals of the project take a back seat. It's suddenly about 'community', 'social impact', 'conduct'. And these people will spend their day forming factions, arguing with each other, ousting anyone that doesn't follow the narrative, and making power moves until nothing remains. If you don't see that now, you never will. >PixivUtil2 I do like and use PixivUtil2. Hydrus allows me to subscribe to tags, where it will auto-tag them for me based on my criteria. PixivUtil2 doesn't do this, and requires more manual sorting. But there have been times when Hydrus' Pixiv system was broken. >>983 Oh, I remember hearing about this (might have been from you long ago). Very interesting, I'll keep an eye on it. >>986 I will probably do so, I am just debating the distribution. I don't like the thought of hosting a website, so a PDF distributed would be easier. It just makes edits more difficult. Something to think about. >I'm sure that simply airgapping our robowaifus won't be nearly good enough. Depends on what the waifu is doing. If she is airgapped and never needs a network connection, then she is only vulnerable to physical access attacks. But that seems to go against what I imagine a robowaifu would be doing; primarily learning over a network. In which case you would absolutely need to secure services. IoT devices tend to be among the most insecure.
>>976 I found Keepass2 usable with the right plugins, it does just about everything I want. Keepass2Android was a lot better out of the gate though, but that's for my phone. They're synced up through Dropbox though, I should switch to a vps or another provider but it doesn't look like I have many options other than the top file storage providers or straight ftp.
>>989 If the main issue is syncing, have you considered a self-hosted BitWarden instance?
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>>990 Reliability is the main thing, I just want to make sure I can always access the database if I need to. The only thing I don't like about Keepass2 is the use of plugins (They are in a folder, are not part of the database or the program, and run 33MB in size) and that the User Name, Password, and URL Fields are hardcoded regardless of my use of a template plugin.
>>992 It's great to see you again. I thought I'd lost all contact. Kepass2 is where the issues I mentioned above started. If you ever install KeepassX or KeepassXC on Linux, it won't open that database (maybe compatibility has improved over the years). If you only ever use Windows and Android, then I guess this isn't much of a concern. When I set people up with Windows password managers these days, I always just give them Bitwarden. It's been audited, and most people with phones aren't paranoid enough to worry about the sync service. A more paranoid person could also self host it, but if you're on Windows and Android, might as well just install the app and use their sync service. If you're happy with Keepass though, then great. Unfortunately I can't offer much about it, since I just use pass. From a forensics standpoint, Keepass stands out as being installed on the system, and it stores the location of the last database you opened. Other than that, it's not bad software though.
>>993 Yeah I did lose contact with you again. There's portable Keepass and yeah it does open my last database but it's funny, the entire program is 6MB but its plugins that do very simple things are 33MB. The feature set is what gets me now, and sadly I don't think I'll be moving from windows. I'm just too autistic in the wrong way.
>>994 Lance's Git link in the op always has a link to our IRC channel and current imageboard. I plan on being on IRC more once I get things setup the way I'd like, but it's pretty dead despite the idling. Should anon.cafe ever disappear, I'm sure the link will be updated. Though the last time the topic came up, it sounded like flashmaster might be leaving. Who knows what's in store for /f/.
Hello friends, long time no see. Nice to see new blood around here. I'll take a temporary name since that's the norm around here. It's really sad to see everyone you love taken over by people that just seek to ruin it, isn't it? I've been using firefox since version 0.5 I think back when it was called Firebird. I remember how great it was compared to what we were using before. When you had to keep both Netscape and IE around to view every page you needed during you daily browsing. The freedom Firefox gave to the end user through XUL and plug-ins was really something. I'm sad it has become so bloated and has been taken over by "community advocates" that don't know how to code. The underlying code of Firefox hasn't improved in many years and they're pretty much living off Google money. Google has become just like Mircosoft of old where they embrace projects and kill them off from the inside. It's worries me a lot that nearly every browser is now Chrome with a skin. If the firefox project dies there will be nothing else left to use. I can't really recommend furryfox because I don't trust the project to patch exploits quickly enough. The leader of the project is so anal about his trademarks that he's manged to sour relations with OpenBSD. He's in it for personal fame and not for the right reasons.
>>949 Wait for musk to get starlink up, I suppose? >>958 They might not be for you, possibly looking for illegal grow fields nearby? Things seem to be turning around on the internet front, I've been seeing some new sites popping up that are very promising. Some of the old groups are getting back together. If everything follows the cycle then 2021/2022 should see a tech resurgence. Discord needs a knife in its eye so something better can come along, I didn't realize that most eyeballs were concentrated there for namefag recognition and mutual masturbation. Decentralized distributed uncensorable anonymous text and rich content sharing needs to be a development priority. No more accounts, we need nothing like that in the age of mass surveillance. We might not have too long before the lights go out, considering the current global political situation, but events can always surprise us.
>>996 > back when it was called Firebird Cool. I never knew that. I've wondered more than once why the name Firefox was chosen. I jumped ship to Furry Meme when Cuckzilla killed XUL. I'm vaguely familiar with controversy you mentioned, but I've been fairly happy with it in the ~3yrs now. Treestyle tabs was pretty important to me, and ports of basically every add-on I care much about is available in PM. >>997 >Decentralized distributed uncensorable anonymous text and rich content sharing needs to be a development priority. this.
I have completed my Alpine Linux setup script (aside from some quality of life things). Not only does it handle the installation of all my packages from cache and their configs, but I even managed to automate my Firefox setup with a policies.json (install addons, user.js, etc). The script checks which computer it's being run on, so it can tailor certain configs to each one (eg; HiDPI on the XPS). All in all, Alpine is a fantastic distro. My only criticism is that it uses musl instead of glibc, which while excellent from a security standpoint, means that there are some things that will never be available through the package manager. I will look into porting Dwarf Fortress and CCDDA, but proprietary things are totally out (not really important). Also the documentation isn't great. It would be nice if this kind of setup could be achieved through Void or similar, but even if another distro offered a diskless setup, it would likely use far too much ram to be usable.
>>999 would this help out any with musl, gunship? https://code.foxkit.us/adelie/gcompat
>http://techrights.org/2020/09/03/linus-debconf-linusgate/ >"Debian should make a public statement that Linus will not be welcome at Debian events in future." I remember fondly when people couldn't fathom how CoCs and similar idpol crap would ruin everything. I'm sure it won't be long before I hear "Yeah Linux and Free Software were destroyed but so what, what a meaningless thing to be mad about." >>1000 Possibly, though it seems most people just use a chroot environment. The wiki has some useful information about glibc, I just haven't had a reason to put any of it into practice yet.
>>1001 >Ryan, who recently witnessed Fedora banning longtime contributors (technical people who actually love and use GNU/Linux), said that the CoC “gets enforced by a lot of nasty trolls who somehow “develop” Fedora from Macs and Edge on Windows 10.” (The enforcers do not even use GNU/Linux themselves!) pretty much says it all right there imo.
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>>1002 Reminds me of the many FreeBSD developers that run Macs (and we know what their 'community' consists of). The script is the same wherever they go. I am hopeful that nothing comes of this, considering that the emails leaked so far are a few years old. But they are just now coming to light, and who knows if the pronoun people will force this into yet another scandal.
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>7 degrees warmer than today >they're even working at web 3.0 gaslighting eternal shifting frame of reference shit for the temperature
>>1006 Ministry Of Truth hard at work, as usual. :^)
>>1006 I sure would like an alternative but I'm afraid of my entire phone imploding and taking my left hand with it because I dare tamper with the eternal gapps suite. And by alternative I mean just wiping it all out but it doesn't help having a niche meme phone made by a Canadian keyboard and mouse company.
>>1008 That was the main problem with 1984 IMO. It should've ended with a good old Deus Vult uprising and all the goblins being killed.
>>1010 I thought it to be funny how a story placed in England has it's citizenry's teeth falling out.
>>1011 Carb heavy diets, low protein, low exercise, low sunlight, heavy alcohol intake. English ingredient quality is generally good but the end products are shit because the recipes are shit. Leads to their shit health. Same reason why a lot of nips have bad teeth. Soft food that's almost all carbs. Feed your kids tough steaks.
>>1001 Those email messages were from 2014 and leaked this year. It's nothing new. I don't think Linus got banned from the last 6 years' events, either. They were just stupid people's stupid opinions.
Unrelated, but I'm compiling a kernel for three architectures right now. Mostly just because I feel like it, but also I'm wondering if I can make my single-core powerbook perform any better.
>>876 Thanks to the thread, and especially gunship, for all the wisdom you guvnahs have given me, tech-wise and otherwise haha :^). I'm working on embedded coding project right now with /robowaifu/, and I hope it's about to land me an important gig. Thanks for helping me to see just how important C++ truly is when you appreciate the finer deets of it's C heritage heh :^)
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>>1013 >They were just stupid people's stupid opinions. Linus, well known for being an absolute asshole that could never function within a CoC, and had gone nearly two decades without one, would suddenly add such a CoC to linux just a few years later. I can't imagine being surrounded so thoroughly by over socialized people, that I would view their behavior as individuals instead of an easily identifiable group. >>1015 Thanks, I wish you the best of luck on that project. Sounds kind of like a farewell post.
Good song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVfU5EkQjM0 Alternate, very 60's sounding version. Shame about the compression though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMwV-6PR9_4
>>1016 I just generally see stereotyping's dangers and try to avoid labelling people until it's pretty much impossible to find a rational defense for them. There sure are a lot of mentally ill people in the tech industry though.
>>1016 Still doing some prelims atm, but I've managed to line up a few resources to help with the effort, so It's encouraging. >Sounds kind of like a farewell post. Heh not intentionally. But honestly, no one is promised tomorrow. Carpe that old Diem right? Especially with loved-ones and friends.
>>1021 Should clarify: A2O was a few days ago. A2I was a few months ago.
How is the waifubot project coming along? Will I be able to own one within the next few years? I keep seeing news about sex bots. I know the AI is probably a way off but how close are we to one being able to do basic tasks? I just need one that can cook, clean, and fuck.
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>>1025 I was wondering what you were talking about until I glanced at some newspapers. It seems like even the media couldn't help her stay relevant, seeing as how even the more liberal people I know haven't so much as spoken a word of her. I'd wonder who will end up replacing her, but it doesn't really matter at this point.
All over the web I keep seeing smart people say >Why are they pushing 5G so much? The bandwidth isn't needed for cell phones Meanwhile the TV keeps saying >Defund the police! They are racists! Am I'm the only one that's put 2 and 2 together? We're about to see most of the police replaced with drones and cameras. The age of Robocop is upon us because robots aren't racists. They need the extra bandwidth and devices per channel for the robots. They need hot spots every few meters for redundancy. Look at where they're rolling this stuff out. It's all suburbs and cities. The places they can't see right now with cameras and satellites. They already have the robots based on dogs patrolling SF parks and reminding people to socially distance. The next decade is going to be wild. By 2030 microchips in brains and robots are going to be common place. These retards will line up to get holes drilled in their skulls. Having the chip will be like having super powers. Imagine a world where no one goes to school they just get the chip installed and download knowledge as needed. Drugs will become obsolete because you can just run a script and feel like you're on cocaine and opioids all of the time. People will drop LSD together and mind meld by transferring their day dreams in real time. The divide between those with the chip and those without is going to be huge. It'll probably be possible to posses people remotely in real time or to share an experience with someone from two perspectives at the same time.
>>1023 It's coming along slowly and surely. A few more anons seemed to have at least stopped in to say hi. Maybe some of them will stay and help who knows? For the core small group of us, we're all focusing special focus interests of this large problem-space. At least one other guy is taking the generalist approach (as do I). Schedule? >HAHAHAHAHAHA but srsly, you can already get a Harmony today if you have the cash (and you can stomach the Bimbo-esque uncanny valley ghoulish), so I continue to predict that market forces will drive this industry forward. Probably in roughly a decade or so, we will probably see some kind of changes that will open a veritable floodgate for robowaifu development though. >>1027 Interesting insights. Probably pretty credible in large part IMO.
>>1027 The more bandwidth, the more data they can extract, the more that can be used by algorithms (I refuse to call it AI) to monitor, shape and control behavior.
>>1026 I personally am just too disspirited to talk much about her atm. >I'd wonder who will end up replacing her, but it doesn't really matter at this point. Pretty much. >>1027 I don't like to conjecture wildly like that. But I am afraid of that sort of scenario.
>>1030 Specifically the ten years bit seems like it's a bit ambitious of a timeline.
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So, my entire mountain burned down the other day. Lost three sheds and the northern half of the property (nothing important), but the house was untouched. They were interviewing my closest neighbor on TV while it happened, and you could see my place burning in the background. Most of the community is just gone. The Red Cross has me in a hotel until they restore power to the area (very fancy hotel actually, my room has a full kitchen). I've been pretty busy since then, and will probably continue to be so until I return home, but I figured I'd stop by and let you guys know that I'm still alive.
>>1032 In what kind of hellhole do you live that all those mountains burn out of nowhere?
>>1033 California of course. The entire state burns every fall. Firefighting leadership on this fire was absolutely abysmal though. All of the resources were allocated to high dollar targets, and it allowed the fire to jump an area that has always been a natural fire barrier. Once the fire was in a region that hadn't been allowed to burn in many decades, it ran wild and no one could stop it (it's still burning uncontrolled right now, new evacuations being issued every day). I think I'm coming out ahead though. The fire removed everything on the northern part of my property, so I have plenty of room for a chicken coop and new garden. The sheds were falling apart, and I was planning on tearing them down to rebuild. Whatever my insurance gives me for them is more than I would have gotten otherwise.
>>1032 Wow, I'm so disappointed to hear that. I'm very grateful to hear you yourself are safe, and that your house was unscathed. I pray that you can somehow recover a sense of normalcy soon-ish gunship. Thanks for the update, I'll be praying for you.
>>1034 >California of course My condolences sir, didn't think anyone sane would live there. At least, in theory, grass will grow out greener now.
>>1035 Thanks, I do appreciate the support. >>1036 The state as a whole is dog shit, but I was pretty content with my community. It was a small group of ranches out in the woods, very tight-knit community. Everyone there is either a bullets and beans paranoid prepper that moved there to get out of the city, or a total hippy that wants to be surrounded by trees and animals. No in between at all. And there is a Benedictine monastery; very neat place overall. While new plants may appreciate the fire, I'm concerned about the mudslides that will come this winter. I will be digging ditches and building walls soon enough, but if the entire hill goes, it goes.
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So, where do you guys go to discuss /tech/ these days? I am trapped in this hotel until Friday and the gym is closed because of Covid.
>>1038 >not going whole-hog and getting perma'd pfft, plebeians. how are holding out this evening? bored obviously, but any concrete plans forming up for you or other news?
>>1038 btw, nanochan has a /g/ fwiw aHR0cDovL25hbm9jaGFucHd6M3hudWU3Nmd0ZXlzdjZ3am01c2ltM2JiY20ybGM2NXg2MjVhdDc3NGs3N3FkLm9uaW9uL2cv
>>1039 This whole incident has been pretty grand honestly. When the fire started moving North, I went down to Walmart to buy moving boxes, and managed to fit everything that mattered to me in the W140 by the time the order came through. Nothing that remained had any emotional value, and would have been replaced by the insurance. Now I'm getting to rebuild some old shitty sheds at my insurance's expense, and will have plenty left over to do whatever I want with (my insurance broker tossed out a figure of $50k, mainly due to the loss of use of the house during the evacuation). I had been planning to rebuild those sheds and sell the contents of one on eBay some day. This accomplishes all of that without work or expense. The Red Cross has been a tremendous help, and I will be doing some volunteer work for them after this is all over. Dinner tonight was steak, yams, refried beans, a cinnamon roll, and a slice of pumpkin pie. I don't enjoy sitting around all day, so that could be better, but I am catching up on a lot of reading. The surviving community will need some serious rebuilding and cleanup, and some of the evacuees with houses to go back to have been talking with me about doing work for them. All in all, things are looking very positive. >>1040 Interesting, I'll have a look. Thanks.
>>1041 That sounds a pretty remarkable outcome through this all for you actually. Seems an answer to prayer somehow. I hope you can be of real value to your neighbors and the bond between you deepens. Nothing brings good men together in a community like hardship. Godspeed, gunship. Find some good things actually worth reading in the meantime, yea!? :^)

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