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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
>>1106 Every anon should be concerned for anons who are in the hotspots.
>>1097 >Did you guys see how youtube-dl got a takedown by the RIAA? Access to kitsunes and music is all that keep people from writing a Wikipedia page about me. God help us should that change. >>1106 You don't even need to be, sadly. We're lucky that weakness is a prerequisite to neoliberalism, or those riots could do far more than burn down their own communities. Bags of concrete on the railroads, balloons flying into the power grid, highways closed to trucking; they could destabilize this country if they had a brain at all. Brave people though - willing to step outside and riot as covid kills twenty billion people per day, the climate passes the point of no return yet again, and an unstoppable fascist regime hellbent on ending our democracy holds elections. What courage it must take to live in their America.
>>1108 >What courage it must take to live in their America. Kekd. 'Their' America can't be unmasked soon enough tbh.
>>1101 https://github.com/youtube-dl2/youtube-dl.git Until a day or two ago it said "forked from github/dmca" or some shit. Anyway that's the source repo if you want commit history. The site makes it sound like it's a temporary setback anyway. >>1100 >Didn't they run off the founder with it at some point? The founder (Ian Murdock) stepped down in 2004 or something, off the top of my head. He became an hero in 2016 or thereabouts, at which point he was working for Docker (yeah, that's right; Docker). A year or two earlier he had divorced his wife IIRC. My interpretation is that he had a slow mental breakdown. I don't think the Debian project did it to him though on account of how long ago he stepped back. Also, Arch uses systemd and makes it harder to get rid of than Debian in my experience.
>>1110 >Also, Arch uses systemd and makes it harder to get rid of than Debian in my experience. Oh, no arguments from me on that one. That glownigger tool has done his job well. But Debian is waaay ahead of Arch on the DeepTrannyPozzFestAmpedupto11-tier scale afaict. :^) It would be pretty hard to find a distro more officially-committed to the downfall of talented White male developers and their hard-won achievements IMO.
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>>1110 >My interpretation is that he had a slow mental breakdown. No longer choosing to be shackled by The Narrative, based Ian left our world free at last. [Lisa Gerrard - Now We Are Free plays in the background] >Arch uses systemd and makes it harder to get rid of than Debian in my experience. Arch users that want a systemd-free experience should just use Artix. It's a hassle though, because the AUR will always be focused on systemd (dependancies, services, etc). Void will be the superior choice in my opinion, at least until it goes to hell like everything else.
>>1113 >>1113 >Lisa Gerrard - Now We Are Free >has no idea what that is 'Let's find out...' torify youtube-dl https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=o2ZiIPEorP0 [youtube] o2ZiIPEorP0: Downloading webpage [youtube] o2ZiIPEorP0: Downloading embed webpage ERROR: Unable to extract JS player URL; please report this issue on https://yt-dl.org/bug . Make sure you are using the latest version; type youtube-dl -U to update. Be sure to call youtube-dl with the --verbose flag and include its complete output. Oh right, it's a brave new world today...
>>1112 to me, at least, that isn't my #1 priority when choosing software.
>>1117 No, I'm using the 9-20 version the last official one. I'll give it a try thanks.
>>1117 >>1118 Thanks, v2020.11.01.1 works now.
>>1113 >Lisa Gerrard - Now We Are Free I see why you chose that. So, mind telling me what happened to him? In your mind was it the result of some kind of abuse directed against him by his own organization (ala Based Brendan Eich) or something else entirely?
>>1120 It struck me as schizophrenic personally.
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>>1120 >mind telling me what happened to him? I doubt it had anything to do with his organization (Debian), as he hadn't had much to do with them in a decade or so. He worked for Sun for a bit, and then Docker. I don't really know what happened. It sounded like he was arrested for public intoxication, was a violent drunk on the way to the station so the police gave him a hard time, and it all broke something in him. He came out of there and decided he was going to devote the rest of his life to ending police brutality (but killed himself instead). Taken at face-value, it almost seems like a rich person encountering what normal people have to deal with for the first time - eg "I can't believe the police aren't my best friends, and this cell is dirty!" It reminds me of those suburban moms who refuse to go to an evacuation shelter ahead of a hurricane because they'd have to sleep on a cot in a football stadium next to all those strangers. How dare they not have a room of their own. But I don't know. Ian never struck me as a mentally ill person, but it seems kind of strange that a night in the drunk tank could lead to suicide.
>>1122 I see, thanks for the break-down Gunship. >pic
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Good luck with that "Trump vs the man promising to return to the status quo that got Trump elected" thing tonight. Have fun, be safe.
>>1124 Things seem calm so far, but we'll see.
>>1125 I was out feeding horses about thirty minutes ago, and four black C-5s with fighter escorts flew by. Typical for the area, the military always hugs these mountains whenever they pass though, but very unusual colors. No idea who operates those; I've never seen them in black before. Someone's expecting something.
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"How could the polls be this wrong again, I thought the country was tired of tRump?!" - Person who will still unironically believe the media tomorrow when an 'anonymous source close to Trump' claims he rapes babies in the White House basement every day. Wonder how fast black lives will stop mattering after this.
>>1127 The stress and tension is part of the control process. The question is will they overestimate how much they can antagonize the population before people snap. Constant antagonism and humiliation of the people that are required for the country to function.
Doing my monthlyish check in. Always nice to see activity here.
Some of you may recall my foray into AI Dungeon 2 last year. They recently added that GPT-3 model to the actual AI Dungeon game, and I wanted to see how that had progressed in the last year. What a difference; they have solved practically everything - the incoherent stories, the memory issues, the bugs. Sadly, you do have to subscribe to use their GPT-3 model, but I had such a wonderful time with it last night, that I have no problem doing so. The big issue with that program was always the memory; the AI could not remember more than a few prompts prior, so it was very difficult to keep things coherent or meaningful. They have clearly put a ton of effort into fixing that, as it handles everything extremely well, and have since added a world editor, which allows you to define anything you want and to add new information that the game generates so nothing is forgotten. In my case, I defined what a kitsune was, what features they had, etc. From there, any character that was a kitsune would inherit these characteristics, and it would not forget about them later. Many prompts into the game, it was still happy to describe how her fluffy tail was reacting to things. I had this fantastic game where I purchased a kitsune slave, and gave her a list of rules to follow. Many, many prompts later, she would still be following these rules and would occasionally mention them in conversation. Seeing that our thread is named after a garbage lewd text adventure, I figure this will interest at least some of you. After sifting through so much unfinished and horribly written crap over the years, this may be the best thing any of us have played in a very long time. The beautiful thing is that it caters to anything you want. I can have my happy kitsune waifu game today, and tomorrow I could turn it into a text-based Holocaust simulator with no effort. In other news, this is month two with Void Linux, and it continues to be perfect. For the first time in perhaps twenty years, I have not been weighing the pros and cons of this distro against other distros, and trying to decide which I'd prefer more. Because there have been no problems.
Danner is having their annual RAT boot half-off sale (normally $350) if anyone's interested. Best boots I've ever had, so long as you don't mind not fitting in anywhere.
>>1130 >>1131 Thanks for the updates. BTW what does the AI Dungeon subscription cost if you don't mind me asking?
>>1132 It's in chaos right now because they're trying to keep the business sustainable and people are throwing a fit (GPT-3's prices are public if you want to see how much something like this costs to run) I bought a subscription last night for like $9 a month, and have unlimited access to their GPT-3 model. But they also had a post out yesterday saying that they're going to move a tiered system in the near future, so that price won't be sticking. You can see the planned tiers here: https://aidungeon.io/2020/11/07/ai-energy-update/ Getting kind of pricey, but honestly this has been the best text game for me (so far). Years and years of crap like Lilith's Throne, saying "well it has a kitsune, maybe it will be good in a few years" and then it's just never good. But apparently those days are done, after a few minutes of world building you're off on your ideal text adventure.
>>1132 If you decide to try it, make liberal use of the retry button. Sometimes it gives really great prompts, other times it borders on nonsensical. It's sadly not a game you can play from beginning to end without a bit of nudging.
>>1133 >GPT-3's prices are public Thanks, looking that up. Doesn't look good so far... :/
>>1135 I've always said that something like Robowaifu is going to have to be connected to a mainframe in the garage, or make use of *covers the children's ears* cloud services. I mean, even robowaifu's actions would be determined by AI, so there's going to be a ton of requests going on in the background. Very expensive.
>>1136 What used to require a mainframe in 1950 is now the size of a pack of gum, it can always get better. In other news, Mike Pompeo just BTFO everyone. 1 million views on the clip so far.
>>1137 Sure, but we're not at the point of having real AI yet, so I don't see that getting smaller any time soon. GPT-3 would require something like a DGX-1 or DGX-2. Future versions would require newer hardware. We'd have to actually get t humanlike AI before the necessary hardware could be smaller. As much as I would like to see the election fraud resolved, it's not going to happen so long as half the country uncritically digests everything the media says as truth. "One in three Biden voters bubbled-in Biden but left the rest of their ballot blank? A 100% voter turnout for 90 year olds? A 200%+ turnout in some districts? No man, CNN already called it for Biden, that's been debunked." These people would sooner take to the streets and burn down the country than realize that the media exists to shape narratives rather than report facts. It would be nice to see Trump cross the Rubicon and go full 1488, start throwing journalists and politicians into camps. He'd have the backing of 70 million people, but he doesn't have the balls to do it.
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>>1136 >>1137 >>1138 Thanks, guys. cloud servicesMinistry of Truth telesets >runs crying from the room* We'll just have to pull off some kind of miracle it seems. :^)
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>>1133 >GPT-3's prices are public >prices The only time I want to pay money for computer resources is when I'm going to physically own them. In related news, I just aquired a working RS/6000 with four POWER3 processors and sixteen gigabytes of some type of RAM I've never seen before. Lance: If you still want the Alphaserver 800, it's yours for nothing more than the price to ship it. I'm 100% done trying to figure that thing out. >>1139 If that miracle involves old-ass computers, let me know.
>>1140 >The only time I want to pay money for computer resources is when I'm going to physically own them. I agree, but it sounds like GPT-3 requires tens of thousands of dollars worth of VRAM to function. I was able to use GPT-2 on 8GB VRAM, but it still took a minute between queries. Can't imagine what 3 is like. >Lance I think we lost him. Christ-anon might have been the final straw.
>>1141 Sounds crazy. Hopefully now that people are starting to figure out what's needed to make a decent conversational AI, the process can be refined to be more efficient with resources. I hope Lance is alright, shit's getting wild out there.
>>1142 I've been working on a general-purpose conversational AI. GPT-2 is a Colossus Mark 2 computer compared to the algorithms available now. It can be greatly improved by simply replacing the transformer blocks with sparse tranformers and swapping out the feed forward layer in them with a product key memory layer, which solves the issue of it forgetting long stories and taking up a ridiculous amount of memory and compute. There are even better techniques now than that though that blow GPT-2 entirely out of the water. Pretty soon there will be various decent conversational AIs to choose from, as well as new games like AI Dungeon but with other features such as generating images to go along with the story and multiplayer, like an AI-generated MUD.
>>1142 ASICs may play a big part in AI's future. Bitcoin mining used to be done on consumer GPUs at great expense, but they came out with these $90 rigs built specifically for mining that blew consumer GPUs away. It would be nice to see something similar emerge for AI as well. But with AI being much more general purpose, it's hard to say if that's a possibility. >>1143 >Pretty soon there will be various decent conversational AIs to choose from Very encouraging. Honestly, the AI portion of robowaifu is the only thing that interests me.
Well fuck everything, it looks like I might have to fuck around with Gentoo yet again. Apparently most distros that support POWER only support little-endian mode, which POWER3 doesn't have. >>1144 I'm not so sure about that. The inherent lack of flexibility in ASIC hardware wouldn't do much for when you're training the AI, unless there's something I'm overlooking. FPGAs might be a good option once they evolve a little more or at least get cheaper. >>1143 >as well as new games like AI Dungeon but with other features such as generating images to go along with the story and multiplayer Now that'd be something. Why shell out for the latest crappy AAA game when you have a waifu who can make you a perfectly tailored game from scratch?
>>1140 >If that miracle involves old-ass computers, let me know. Heh, will do BO.
>>1138 The former head of the CIA declared to the world that Trump's getting a second term. That's pretty substantive, imo. It is looking ever more likely that we're entering the "Trump wins in court, cue dem freakout riots and possible WW3 as globohomo countries lose their shit" timeline.
>>1148 The fraud is certainly there to be uncovered. But the apparatus involved is so extensively entrenched that it would take an act of God to get to the bottom of it. The media, activist courts, entire state governments. I doubt he's very cozy with the spooks right now either, who have been denied a chance to expand endless wars for the past four years. If Trump pulls that off and holds responsible those who caused it, my respect for him will rise immensely. And then you've got to deal with half the country sitting on their asses going "The agenda pushers at CNN, Vice, WaPo, Fox, NBC, as well as late-night comedians have all assured me that they did not commit fraud. Trump's just trying to steal the election!" Obviously my optimism is nonexistent.
I unexpectedly had a long chat with Rob Monster today on Telegram (CEO of the domain registrar Epik). I know he's gotten some flak in the past for his handling of 8chan, but I left with a very positive impression. He is a devote Christian, committed to free speech, and seems to be very anti-lefist. Surprisingly, he was very knowledgeable about BitCoin. For those of you looking to avoid pozzed services, Epik seems to be a very good choice (without going down a rabbit hole of ideological purity).
>>1150 Thanks for the tip. Some of our guys want us to have our own site/domain. I don't think it likely I'll be involved in doing that myself, but if I ever do I'll keep your suggestion in mind.
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I was doing my Christmas shopping today and received this email from a seller. I see the rest of the far right is handling the election well.
>>1152 Holy shit
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I haven't even gotten into Gentoo yet, and already the RS/6000 is giving me a headache. A server that takes fifteen minutes to boot should give the operator more than two fucking seconds to enter the special firmware prompts. If you aren't there at the exact moment you're allowed to interrupt the normal startup process, it'll automatically start the quater-hour process again if the hard drive doesn't have an operating system to boot from. This might be slightly less of a pain in the ass if I already knew how to boot from the CD drive on this exact model. Still though, what the fuck were these people thinking?
>>1154 >This might be slightly less of a pain in the ass if I already knew how to boot from the CD drive on this exact model. Hopefully this is useful. https://data2.manualslib.com/pdf4/93/9213/921240-ibm/rs6000.pdf?b5506202e6177788a77a721c1602c5da >To start the Text-Based System Management Services, turn on or restart the system. >After the logo is displayed, the words "Memory", "Keyboard", "Network", "SCSI" and >"Speaker" appear across the bottom of the screen. Press the 1 key after the word >"Keyboard" appears and before the last word "Speaker" appears. Then [6] MultiBoot -> [3] Install From then select the Optical Drive. While in the MultiBoot menu you can tell the system to automattically boot into it. 6] Multiboot Startup / Multiboot Start Option
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>>1155 I've tried the multiboot menu, but for some reason it just freezes and the server restarts. Something probably isn't configured properly, I'm just not sure what yet. It could just be that I have a bad hard drive; only two of the installed three are recognized. Looking in the system status menu reveals that the CD drive is recognized and has an ID, so I'm going to try booting from the firmware prompt (from what I can tell, it's basically SRM except with different syntax).
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>When you replace all of your rotting fuel lines at once and only have to re-tighten one leaky hose afterwards. What a fantastic day, I didn't even get gas in my face this time.
>>1157 Some days things go exactly as planned.
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>>1133 I was just made aware of this thanks to our Greatest Allies™ at /robowaifu/: https://web.archive.org/web/20200611150951/https://openai.com/blog/openai-api/ Pricing isn't the only thing they're changing. They're going to be shutting down "harmful use-cases". Enjoy your AI kitsune waifu now, because unless we get a good open-source framework soon, this may be the last you ever see of her.
The RS/6000 is really trying my patience. It's default reaction to everything I do is to lock up. Two of the four firmware keys I can press at boot time freeze it, attempting anything productive in the firmware menu freezes it, booting to the CD (using the most asinine process imaginable) doesn't freeze it, but loading Gentoo does. Gentoo presumably supports big-endian POWER machines, but further digging revealed that the Linux kernel is very spotty with big-endian architectures. What's even better is the fact I'm not even working on the machine that I thought I was. It tells me that it's a 43p/260, but it has a hardware configuration that is only possible in a 44p/270. The firmware seems to match up with the hardware, and is the latest version. I'm not sure if the firmware is broken (possible), if Linux is somehow screwing up the boot options (unlikely at this stage), or if I'm doing something wrong without realizing it (possible, but I am following the documentation). I had the great fortune of being able to speak with a seasoned IBM collector today, who told me that Linux does not play nice with these machines. He also mentioned something about a special bootable recovery disk that I've yet to find online, but might help me figure out if something's fucky with the firmware. I have found images for the firmware, but using them requires that I already have an operating system installed. Another possibility is that I'll have to use an archaic version of AIX once I find it if I want to get anything out of this machine. Serves me right for thinking that an IBM machine would be easier to work with than DEC and their six million BIOSes.
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>>1159 >They're going to be shutting down "harmful use-cases". All I want for Christmas this year is a pile of dead leftists.
Okay, I think I've made some progress with the RS/6000. One of the hard drives in what looks like a RAID cage but apparently isn't was broken, so I decided to remove both and only leave the one in the upper drive bay, just to see if that'd make a difference. Amazingly, it did. After removing both drives, the multiboot options started working. The firmware on the RS/6000 is somehow incapable of operating properly if one of the installed drives doesn't work. Out of all the bizzare and obscure computers I've worked with, this is the only one I've encountered that has this issue. Maybe the firmware was trying to look for something on the broken drive? Whatever the case is, it seems that the firmware is operating properly, or at the very least it likely isn't corrupt. With this out of the way, I can now focus my efforts on getting it to boot something. Hopefully with this issue resolved, I can start to make tangible progress.
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I've started watching "The Mysterious Cities of Gold." It's pretty good so far but I can see the english dub suffers from "trying to sync the lip movements", kind of like Speed Racer, at the cost of natural cadence. I guess it's to be expected, since the dub is from around 1983 or 1984. The art is still nice, and the characters are fascinating, though. It's kind of difficult for me to find the Japanese or even French dubs of it for some reason (it was a Franco-Japanese joint production). I'm sure I could if I looked harder. Not sure if anyone's made English subtitles for it, though. It does appear the original Japanese dub is actually lost, although the original french dub still exists and the film was actually sourced from the French version. I forget if I mentioned, but I got a newer router and it's nice that I can actually do X forwarding over wi-fi now.
>>1162 Stop getting shit that I can't have. BTW I have an IBM 3196 if you want a twinax terminal
>>1164 (No spare monitor for it though, or keyboard. It can use the kinds for a 3161 as well)
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>>1145 Reminder that Debian still supports 32-bit POWER >>1141 Nah, I just get less and less interested by the day but I'm not gone. Also I had trouble getting the captcha to cooperate today.
>>1166 *unofficially supports 32-bit POWER >>1140 Oh shit, maybe I am interested... Is the 800 the one you think is haunted though?
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>>1167 Oh also my Master System has bad a XRAM chip now, so if you don't want the 3196's logic board I'm probably going to steal an SRAM chip from it that I think will be compatible.
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I think this is the second-oldest anime I've ever watched ("Speed Racer"/Mach Gogogo being the oldest). I have read a lot of the old Osamu Tezuka manga (Tetsuwan Atomu/Astro Boy), but never seen the old cartoon.
>>1162 Are these SCSI drives? Because that could happen on a SCSI bus.
>>1160 If you need big endian help, btw, I still am running Linux (built from git master a week ago) on my powerbook.
>>1162 that's good news, gratz.
>>1169 >It does appear the original Japanese dub is actually lost Apparently 6 episodes have been preserved by a fan. They were done in Betamax and are actually in pretty good shape for such old home recordings. >02 magnet:?xt=urn:btih:35a4676de5743afead0dbd24bcdbea021df5e8bc&dn=Taiyou%20no%20Ko%20Esteban%2002%20%28original%20Japanese%20broadcast%29%20%5BBeta%20HiFi%20714x480%20h264%20AC3%5D%20%5B67F30D7D%5D%20%28The%20Mysterious%20Cities%20of%20Gold%29&tr=http%3A%2F%2Fnyaa.tracker.wf%3A7777%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fopen.stealth.si%3A80%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.opentrackr.org%3A1337%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.coppersurfer.tk%3A6969%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fexodus.desync.com%3A6969%2Fannounce >15 magnet:?xt=urn:btih:d519827c37c0c3baa0da79d6dd7760ed6140e25a&dn=Taiyou%20no%20Ko%20Esteban%2015%20%28original%20Japanese%20broadcast%29%20%5BBeta%20640x480%20h264%20AAC%5D%20%5B2F3CEF1E%5D%20%28The%20Mysterious%20Cities%20of%20Gold%29&tr=http%3A%2F%2Fnyaa.tracker.wf%3A7777%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fopen.stealth.si%3A80%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.opentrackr.org%3A1337%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.coppersurfer.tk%3A6969%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fexodus.desync.com%3A6969%2Fannounce >19 magnet:?xt=urn:btih:80d223489dfa9fa5ef2bb83b6dde8a6246727c98&dn=Taiyou%20no%20Ko%20Esteban%2019%20%28original%20Japanese%20broadcast%29%20%5BBeta%20640x480%20h264%20AAC%5D%20%5B28C203F2%5D%20%28The%20Mysterious%20Cities%20of%20Gold%29&tr=http%3A%2F%2Fnyaa.tracker.wf%3A7777%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fopen.stealth.si%3A80%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.opentrackr.org%3A1337%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.coppersurfer.tk%3A6969%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fexodus.desync.com%3A6969%2Fannounce >22 magnet:?xt=urn:btih:740e3a49bb921c42898412a3eaab745016d3ddfb&dn=Taiyou%20no%20Ko%20Esteban%2022%20%28original%20Japanese%20broadcast%29%20%5BBeta%20640x480%20h264%20AAC%5D%20%5B87CE91CA%5D%20%28The%20Mysterious%20Cities%20of%20Gold%29&tr=http%3A%2F%2Fnyaa.tracker.wf%3A7777%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fopen.stealth.si%3A80%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.opentrackr.org%3A1337%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.coppersurfer.tk%3A6969%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fexodus.desync.com%3A6969%2Fannounce >31 magnet:?xt=urn:btih:a986301f3d8e9079f11fbf0bd793769250fe348e&dn=Taiyou%20no%20Ko%20Esteban%2031%20%28original%20Japanese%20broadcast%29%20%5BBeta%20640x480%20h264%20AAC%5D%20%5B9E012642%5D%20%28The%20Mysterious%20Cities%20of%20Gold%29&tr=http%3A%2F%2Fnyaa.tracker.wf%3A7777%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fopen.stealth.si%3A80%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.opentrackr.org%3A1337%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.coppersurfer.tk%3A6969%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fexodus.desync.com%3A6969%2Fannounce >35 magnet:?xt=urn:btih:9d74d143d0c2357641087e3abcb725f60061153e&dn=Taiyou%20no%20Ko%20Esteban%2035%20%28original%20Japanese%20broadcast%29%20%5BBeta%20HiFi%20714x480%20h264%20AAC%5D%20%5B852E46A3%5D%20%28The%20Mysterious%20Cities%20of%20Gold%29&tr=http%3A%2F%2Fnyaa.tracker.wf%3A7777%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fopen.stealth.si%3A80%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.opentrackr.org%3A1337%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.coppersurfer.tk%3A6969%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fexodus.desync.com%3A6969%2Fannounce
>>1167 This server is 64-bit. A 32-bit operating system could work for all I know, but I'd rather not be limited to only a quarter of the RAM. Sorry, but I've actually gotten rid of the 800 now. I took out the drives, the processor board, and the Dallas chips. The remainder of it went to a good home though. The IBM guy was interested, so I handed it off to him. >>1171 I may just take you up on that. This thing is refusing to boot from Gentoo and frankly I don't blame it, so I'm going to try some other distros and see what happens.
I wish they still made neat movies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U0tFhzsHyE >>1166 Glad you're still with us.
>>1175 interesting. i've never seen that before. so it's like a scifi/old west/cop movie?
>>1176 It's about a government agency tasked with investigating crimes that seem to have occurred as a result of time travel. The opening scene shows someone that traveled back in time to steal Confederate gold that would later be used to buy smuggled arms in the present. It's a fun concept with a lot of neat scenes, but the movie itself isn't a cinematic masterpiece at all. I just miss when They weren't afraid to pump out hundreds of corny movies with fun plots to see what sticks. Everything today is either formulaic capeshit, preachy subversive sequels, or blackified reboots. The Terminator was a cheesy low budget film (Schwarzenegger was only paid $75k for the role) that was expected to be a total flop, and look what that became.
>>1173 awesome; beta rips. I know the audio probably all exiets, but it's probably all off-air.
also it looks like a redub was done in the 90s.
>>1152 the funny thing to me is that biden wasn't even a hard-left candidate. He was one of the most conservative leaning choices.
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>>1180 The man could have run against Kerry as a republican twenty years ago and won. Which just shows that the left in this country is an unthinking consumer of media propaganda. Biden is the exact opposite of a progressive in every way, he's even filling his transition team with oil execs and bankers. But most of the left is thrilled because the media wrote nice articles about him returning everything to normalcy. And now the media will simply cease to write negative articles about the president, and all will be well with them. Kids in cages? Still there, but no articles will be written, as the man that put them in there eight years ago is now president. Covid? The Biden administration will strike a totally legit deal with Big Pharma to buy the vaccine for an astronomical sum and begin to 'distribute' it. It won't even matter how many people take it, the pharmaceutical company has their money so the media will simply stop reporting about the doomsday disease that 99%+ of the population is not infected with. BLM riots? You mean a small gathering of a few dozen peaceful protesters with signs, as told by our short article on page ten. Once out of office, Trump will be totally ignored by the same politicians that spent the last four years promising he'd be in prison after the election, amid calls for unity and healing. Not that they ever had anything on him to begin with. The neolibs blindly follow the media's narrative as it jumps between totally contrasting principles. For all of their faults, conservatives can at least claim consistency in rallying around guns, abortion, and religion. Meanwhile the left will be praising Biden's troop increases in the same wars they protested almost twenty years ago. The sooner people start seeing the media as operatives and propagandists instead of respectable journalists, the better. Won't happen though. In other news, AT&T finally finished the cell phone tower up the hill they've been building for the last eight months. I can turn that phone in the closet into a mobile hotspot and have a 150mb/s line with unlimited data. How exciting.
Came across this today; an unexpected good chuckle. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2447740/
>>1181 I miss the days when hardlines starting coming to the curb, and 10-30mbps cable was soon going to be replaced by 100mbps ethernet to fiber. If they laid 1gbps fiber to the home, it'd be competitive with wireless tech for at least 20 years, and it'd cost less power to run. All this wifi shit attaches the devices to us instead of having dedicated spaces, I think it ruins quality of life.
>>1183 I agree, but out here in the woods, my options are either satellite or cellular (a long time ago I had a radio setup, not fun). Satellite is my primary, and cellular just emerged in the area yesterday. I've been using the phone's data for downloads since the satellite connection has a 150GB monthly cap, but now I can just use the phone for most of my connection needs. But honestly, I've had a worse experience with curbside cable/fiber in the city than satellite. The lines were always oversold to the point that they physically couldn't handle the number of people on them, and they were constantly going down for maintenance. A friend of mine has a 1gb/s line, and it's pretty bad. One thing I've always noticed about cable that I haven't experienced with other connections (and I don't even know why this is) is that the lines are always incapable of handling things simultaneously. You load up ten downloads, and each one downloads in small bursts. And if one of those downloads is using 100% of your bandwidth, you can't even load web pages. That sounds more like a router issue than anything, but it happens everywhere I go if cable is involved.
>>1182 kek. >"...and You Will Only Grow More Masculine with Each Passing Year" >skepticalcatisskeptical.jpg >>1183 >All this wifi shit attaches the devices to us instead of having dedicated spaces, I think it ruins quality of life. Well put tbh.
>>1178 >but it's probably all off-air. yep. it may very well be the debut broadcasts in some cases.
>>1178 >>1186 Everything's on the air if you have the right equipment.
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>>1187 Van Eck Phreaking, lol But I meant "off-air recordings," as in "not the master tapes." These captchas are getting obnoxious.
Absolutely no version of Linux so far seems to be able to boot on this machine. I'm trying Debian now, and if it doesn't work then I'll have little other choice than to hunt down an image for AIX. >>1188 You've never truly watched a film until you've broadcasted it over VHF frequencies on your own equipment to an old television sitting nearby. I'd turn off the capthas if I could.
>>1189 Did you say it was POWER3? Because power3 support was removed a few kernel versions ago IIRC. Might want to try a regular powerPC 32-bit kernel, since that should still be compatible (I think).
>>1190 You could also build your own 64-bit kernel, probably, but IDK the details since I've never had a 64-bit POWER* machine.
>>1189 >You've never truly watched a film until you've broadcasted it over VHF frequencies on your own equipment to an old television sitting nearby. I've done that, using one of those old Casio portable TV's and a VCR connected to a distribution amplifier.
good news. i finally managed to sort through the labyrinthine clusterfuns that is Cinder's (an amazing, amazing library) CMake Gordian-knot of make dependencies (truly the worst I've ever personally experienced). Now maybe I can get on with things.
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Debain didn't work, which means it's time for outdated AIX just as soon as somebody decides to seed. >>1190 It certainly looks like support has been dropped. Unfortunately, I've found nothing but contradictory and horrifically outdated information about older POWER systems. Debian's own website does make mention of a method to install their os on POWER3 systems, but it's a link to an article from fucking 2003. Even Gentoo is more up-to-date than these fucks. >>1191 It might be possible, but from what I've read, there were some pretty major changes from throughout the various generations of POWER. POWER3 was the last to use the POWER instruction set, and the first to use PPC. The POWER ISA (which is based on PPC, but not the earlier POWER from what I can tell) set was then added in POWER5, and PPC was dropped in POWER6. I'll admit, I am by no means a programmer, and I only understand the above enough to know that my server has been left in the dust. Also, all of that is without mentioning the slew of hardware support that was dropped for these machines as the Linux kernel progressed. For instance, only a few of the graphics cards made to work with these machines will work with Linux (assuming the article I read is up-to-date. As to why graphics cards would matter, I presume it's because they're designed to work in pure big-endian machines). As to why I don't use the PPC32 release, that's because I have sixteen gigs of RAM in this thing and I want to use all of it. It could work for all I know, but if I'm making compromises, then AIX seems like the more reasonable option.
https://airsdk.harman.com/ >HARMAN intends to continue supporting AIR on the existing platforms - Android, iOS, Windows and MacOS - and working with the existing IDEs, in order to make the transition from Adobe's versions of the SDK to HARMAN's version as seamless as possible. AIR will now be provided on a commercial basis, with a free version available for certain eligible individuals/companies, and then with a subscription to use the tools provided by the AIR SDK. …So it looks like AIR's gonna die, too, just as soon as they can finish milking the corpse dry. Reminds me of the death of Commodore and the Amiga, in a way. BTW, "HARMAN" is owned by Samsung these days. From the license: >The SDK and Build tools will send your information back to HARMAN in order to confirm your subscription to or payment of licensing fees, as well as to help HARMAN improve its products and services. Nice.
>>1194 Physical Address Extension might mean your only real limit on a 32-bit kernel would be 2GB per-process.
>>1196 P.S. You could also just use an old kernel.
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Lads, as I scroll through kitsune Twitter like a tasteful gentleman, I often encounter retweets of ewhores on OnlyFans. And every time I see them, I'm left with two questions that are driving me nuts (well, the first one anyway). Maybe you guys are more familiar with this. 1) Why in the world do all of these girls advertise that they're in the "top x%" on OnlyFans? I mean, I assume that there's no shortage of imagedump sites out there with everyone's content, what people are really paying for is the interaction - right? So if I wanted to sell myself to a bunch of lonely guys, wouldn't I want to seem as unpopular as possible? I mean, who are you more likely to get interaction out of; a girl with a hundred followers, or a girl with so damn many followers that she'll never even see your message? I can understand that they might personally be proud of their fame, but I would be hiding that as much as possible. Certainly not advertising the fact in bullet points. That just seems like common sense, what am I missing here? 2) Why are they all so damn hideous? Like, if you want to spend five years ruining your life and any post-wall dating prospects, that's totally up to you. But if I can park a bus between your eyes, what kind of income are you really making to justify that? This one girl was covered in self inflicted scars, looked like she fell into a wood chipper as a child. I don't get it.
>>1195 >…So it looks like AIR's gonna die, too, just as soon as they can finish milking the corpse dry. one of the good things about international standards like C++ (bad as they can be in other ways), is that they are unlikely to ever actually die--even if they eventually fade into utter obscurity (unlikely in this exact case). interesting synchronicity with your post, since Cinder is solving exactly the same usage-domain as AIR, but actually doing it well instead.
>>1198 >what am I missing here? kek. a female's mindset. logic doesn't come into play here. as i'm sure you're just yanking our chain and you're probably aware social-construct scaffolding comprises 95%+ of these ethot's existence tbh.
>>1199 >well maybe not exactly the same domain, but one far more interesting to me personally.
>>1195 >worst Korea I can't say I'm surprised. >>1196 Then that'd be half the installed RAM, which is slightly less terrible than a quarter. >>1197 That is true, but if I'm using an outdated OS anyway, then I might as well use one that supports everything in the machine. Assuming I can secure a copy of AIX, anyways. If I can't, then I'll see what I can do with outdated Gentoo. >>1198 >using Twitter Honestly though, it's likely more to show off their "superiority" to other e-whores than it is advertising.
>>1200 >i'm sure you're just yanking our chain I'm not, really. I've never had a social media account, and never will. I can't even remember the last time I interacted with someone under the age of 70 casually; the generation of women that hang tacky Christmas lights around their door frame is an absolute enigma. Even Avon ladies had more business sense. >>1202 >using Twitter I'd love to never look at it again, but so many artists post kitsunes there that they never post on their pixiv accounts. Irrefutable evidence of the way Satan works through people, as far as I'm concerned.
>>1202 I'm going to have to nick the Chii b/c reasons mate. >>1204 kek. Kitsunes may be distracting you from reality tbh.
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>>1206 >Kitsunes may be distracting you from reality tbh. Everyone needs something to live for, anon. Something that gets them out of bed each morning. You know all of those articles poring over 'successful habits of successful people' and whatnot? Those people weren't successful because they got up before dawn or ran five miles every morning. Those are the habits of people with something worth living for, for whom success comes naturally. Half the population today has no motivation to do anything, and so they spend their day drowning in video games to stave off thoughts of suicide. It's a life of struggle centered around amateur drawings of foxgirls, Soviet cassette tapes, old Mercedes sedans, and fascist aesthetics. But I am batshit insane enough to make it work.
>>1207 >Those are the habits of people with something worth living for, for whom success comes naturally. It's true. Having internal motivation 'with no apparent support' is the key to everything, not just success, IMO. >Half the population today has no motivation to do anything, and so they spend their day drowning in video games to stave off thoughts of suicide. It's a sad state of affairs modern men find themselves in, you are surely correct there. >It's a life of struggle centered around amateur drawings of foxgirls, Soviet cassette tapes, old Mercedes sedans, and fascist aesthetics. Haha could be far worse, point conceded. What kind of Soviet cassette tapes Anon?
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>>1208 >What kind of Soviet cassette tapes Anon? Russia went through this period from like the 80's through the early 2000's where most of their music sounded like American 70's folk rock. Just absolutely fantastic music if you're into that style. I've recorded dozens of tapes of it over the years, and I ordered a pile of commercial tapes from them earlier this year (I think the ones in this image are all 90's though, so Russian rather than Soviet). A selection, if you're interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMTc7JqOsp8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W32mbnXxWnI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEligJuZjJY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukr23957aus
>>1209 Thanks! The home film one was funny. I would probably have been like the little kid screwing things up for them at the end. Probably broke the camera itself instead of just doing poor camera work.
>>1198 I don't do any of that. I only follow artists on twitter (and I know you wouldn't like them either due to taste differences). >>1199 >Cinder interesting, thanks for letting me know about that one. >>1194 Your best bet for Debian would be https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/ports/ I used that for a working image on my G4 powerbook. The debian wiki page for it was updated in 2006 or something I think.
Also apparently POWER3 supports a little-endian mode, which might be useful. ppc64le might work, which is an officially supported architecture still.
nevermind on ppc64le, looks like i'm wrong.
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It looks like if I want AIX, I'll either have to purchase some old CDs or wait a million years for someone to seed. >>1212 I got mixed information about that. Only one guy says definitively that POWER3 supports little endian, but pretty much everyone else says le mode didn't become a thing until POWER7. I did try Alpine PPC64le just to see what would happen, and the RS/6000 spat out a processor error and crashed to the Open Firmware Prompt, which is different to what happened with all the big-endian distros (the system hangs while trying to transfer control to the OS). >>1211 That's exactly where I went to get the image. You know what? I'll try the PPC32 kernel, just to see what happens.
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I tried the 32-bit version of Gentoo because I already had it on hand, and it got slightly farther before crashing. One of the processors failed to initialize (which is recoverable), and the system hung with a memory controller error (which isn't recoverable). It's worth noting that all the memory and the processors are tested on bootup (hence why it takes fifteen minutes), so I'm reasonably sure it isn't a hardware problem. At this point, my best guess it that either: the ancient PPC instructions in these processors aren't supported either (possible, this was right around when IBM was experimenting with "merging" the PPC and POWER ISAs), or the memory controller/ some related piece of hardware on the motherboard itself isn't supported (very likely, since POWER3 support was dropped, it would make sense that the already spotty support for older RS/6000 hardware would also be dropped). I can try PPC32 Debian because I know Lance won't stop suggesting it until I do, but I'm not expecting much.
>>1214 Not sure if this would be helpful, but here's a site that has a bunch of older OS and documentation. https://winworldpc.com/product/aix/ibm-rt
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AIX 5.1 is now installing, all systems normal. I might have to go back and swap out the hard disk for something larger than 4GB, but otherwise everything looks like it'll proceed smoothly. In other news, I've tracked down several versions of OpenVMS, a few of which the below anon helped me find. I'm going to attempt one last installation of Gentoo on the 1000A soon. I thought of a new and crazy method that might just work it's called using the generic Alpha64 kernel like I should have the whole time. If that doesn't work, then I can just use the operating system it was designed to use the whole time. For the first time in longer than I'll ever admit, every last one of my computers is going to be fully operational. and none of the servers will be Xeon crap >>1216 Wow, I'm a dumbass. I actually came across that site a year or so ago when I was doing other shit, and completely forgot about it. Thank you very much anon.
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>>1217 Nice; AIX comes with ksh88 and ksh93. I don't know if ksh88 ever got an open source release so someday I'd like to have AIX myself (so I can test my ksh scripts on it). >>1215 I am simply suggesting Debian; I don't actually want to force you to use it when you are clearly opposed to doing so. Good job getting something to work. I suspect the big/little endian thing is something weird where the system actually operates in some kind of "mixed-endian" mode but isn't fully "bi-endian" yet. That or the chipset is laid out in such a way that endian-ness has to be chosen at design-time and IBM chose big-endian while leaving it possible for others (Motorola/Freescale, etc.) to make little endian systems if they so chose.
>>1218 Browser ate my name again Building webkitgtk's browser from source code now so I can stop having to use chromium to fill out these damn captchas. For whatever reason Mozilla isn't cooperating anymore and I can't be assed to figure it out yet.
Also, looks like IRIX actually has a ksh88 version bundled, so I might just do that since there's a QEMU userland emulation fork for IRIX/MIPS. I used it to compile Super Mario 64 a while back. https://github.com/n64decomp/qemu-irix
BTW, webkit has a massive git repository (…I'm sure no one here saw that coming).$ git clone git://git.webkit.org/WebKit-https.git webkitgtk_git Cloning into 'webkitgtk_git'... remote: Counting objects: 4286317, done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (724816/724816), done. Receiving objects: 57% (2461275/4286317), 3.45 GiB | 2.11 MiB/s
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Happy Thanksgiving, lads! Spend time with your family while they're still alive.
>>1217 Guessing your machine uses scsi? If you need a larger HDD, I've got some Fujitsu MAT3073NC SCA-80 10,000RPM drives from 2005 I'd be willing to trade for. I know their entire history since they came from an IBM server one of my family members operated (a small business in a pretty small town). Looks like the drives are actually not that expensive to buy used on ebay, though. I guess SCA-80 SCSI drives are still affordable since you need to actually make an effort to connect them to 50/68-pin devices and there aren't easy pre-made guides all over the place for them. The trickiest part for me was realizing that the drives don't have built-in terminators.
>>1222 Ahh. Grandparents. I'll miss mine when they're gone. I have arranged for a meetup with two of them whenever the COVID thing dies down a little again so I can ask them a bunch of questions about their pasts and learn things from them. I'll probably record them, too. This thanksgiving I'm just visiting my parents in a few hours to work on my car with my dad and then we'll probably eat a small meal since no extended family is coming this year.
>>1224 I absolutely do not understand the whole 'cancel Thanksgiving because of Covid' thing. If no one in your family has had Covid recently, and no one has it currently, who is going to be bringing Covid to your family dinner? Even if you personally had it and this was like day 1, so you're still asymptomatic, it doesn't just seep out of your body into grandma. I am preparing a turkey dinner for twenty people. I have asked that anyone not feeling well, coughing, or sneezing not attend. We're going to have a great evening and still be alive in the morning.
webkit git clone ended up being 6.74GiB in `.git`, and when completely checked out the source directory including .git is is . I'll probably just let it start building while I'm doing thanksgiving stuff and clean up the mess when it (likely) fails to build when I get back. In other news I'm nearing the 2TB mark on my MBR-based laptop's HDD. I'm thinking of getting an SSD for my laptop's WWAN mPCIE slot (something with a built-in SATA controller, obviously) for a little additional space. Pretty much all the ones I see are no-name generic brands, though. Is there such a thing that exists?
>>1225 The thing is they're currently about ten hours away and they don't really want to fly back until things are better.
>>1227 Ten hours by car; I should specify.
>>1218 I know it sounds like I'm hating on Debian, but I honestly wouldn't have had a problem with it if the PPC64 version worked. I just didn't want to unnecessarily limit myself to a 32-bit kernel. Interestingly, that's almost exactly what happened when I was installing AIX. For some reason the 64-bit kernel was disabled, and I had to tell the installer to use it in the advanced options. As for potential bi-endianness, the POWER3 processors might be able to do the bit-switching trick, but the motherboard probably can't. Maybe. I got a lot of conflicting information when trying to look this shit up. >>1222 This Thanksgiving is going to be the smallest I've ever had. It'll just be me and my parents. >>1223 The caddies for the RAID(?) cage have adapters built in that go from the 80-pin interface to 68-pin. The drive I'm using is something I put in the upper drive bay, because whenever I put something in the cage the machine doesn't want to boot properly. I'm planning on scouring the manual to figure out how to go about things correctly. Or maybe it'll jest werk now that I have AIX installed. If that fails, I'm going to try and see if it'll work with one of the RAID controllers I have on hand. I have larger 68-pin drives, but not much larger. Pretty much everything in my SCSI collection is very small, ranging from a 40MB to 9GB. I have an 18GB drive, but it's fucking insane. I tried it in my Alphaserver, and it generated more noise and heat than everything else in the server combined. I had to take it out because it was causing the entire machine to vibrate.
>>1229 You seemed pretty dedicated to not trying it on the Alphaservers, that's why I mentioned that. I feel like I remember reading that the Linux kernel dropped support for POWER3 sometime in the last five years or so. Probably was disabled in AIX because of backward compatibility reasons with old binaries. All my Fujitsu drives are 73.5GB; my ancient 50-pin Seagate is 4GB.
>>1229 Also, *byte-switching
>>1230 Oh, apparently Fujitsu also made a 68-pin version of my drive (called the MAT3073NP). I can see a few sub-$100 ones on ebay. The SCA-80 version I have looks to be a lot cheaper.
>>1230 I don't want it on the 1000A because the damn thing is anemic: one 400MHz processor, and 320MB of RAM. Debain probably would work, but it'd take half the server's resources just running idle. I also have to be conservative with swap space because of my equally anemic drives. If the 800 worked at all, I might have tried it on that. >>1232 >sub $100 Fuck that, I've been too spoiled by cheap recycled drives to allow myself to pay any more than $5.
>>1217 very good news, good luck! >>1222 thanks mate, good advice! >>1226 heh, that's quite the chonker. Happy Thanksgiving, /f/.
Once again, I've solved a problem by paying more attention than I did earlier. Turns out the reason that the cage drives didn't work is because they were at the end of an unterminated SCSI chain. The drive in the upper bay is on the same line (the CD drive isn't), but it probably has automatic termination enabled on the jumpers, hence why everything works when only that drive is installed. All I need to do is enable termination on the last drive in the chain, and it should all work. I'm still playing around with the possibility of turning the cage into a RAID cage, but I might encounter some problems. Both of the PCIX(?) slots in this machine are referred to as "video slots" in the documentation, and it's stated that any such cards you install should be in these slots, so there could be something fucky going on with them. Also, I'm not sure how a machine that runs on an "everything is firmware" design will handle a card with its own BIOS. Who knows, I might be able to get away with stuffing a RAID controller in the unused slot anyways, and I certainly have enough that it won't matter if one or two get fried. Also, I think I'll see if I can easily get ahold of the native 80-pin versions of these caddies. It'd be nice to get some use out of the much larger drives I have in the format. Modifying the caddies I have seems to be out of the question as well, they're way too specifically designed.
>>1237 Does the girl have a name? All I'm getting is Pinterest links.
So, I think the SCSI line was terminated the whole time. The cable is original to the system, and a horrendous pain in the ass to remove, which means that the cage is supposed to be doing the terminating. When I had the one hard drive in the system it was working just fine, but putting any drives in the cage itself caused shit to not work properly. I'm going to try enabling on-board termination on the last drive in the chain and see if that changes anything. >>1238 No clue, unfortunately. That image has been sitting around for a few years, so I can't even remember where I got it.
>>1239 >No clue, unfortunately. Thanks, but my day is ruined now.
>>1237 I have 80pin caddies for an IBM Xeon server from 2004. Will it fit? (I'll grab a photo in a second).
>>1240 She seems to be an original character of the artist, kashii_(amoranorem)
>>1241 OK, so it's labeled "FOR USE ONLY IN ULTRA 320 SYSTEMS" and has IBM FRU #90P1309. Caddy itself is IBM P/N 25R4100. Looks like it was sold alongside the HDD. So the only browsers I seem to be able to make captchas work in are Blink-based. Even Webkit doesn't work (I just tried it in the MiniBrowser for WebkitGTK).
>>1243 P.S. If those caddies are the right kind, feel free to ask for them. I don't have the server they're from anymore. I think I have either three or four of the caddies. I'll probably keep the drives though (or I'd charge something small for them).
>>1235 Again, is the 800 the one with the probable RAM problems? Might still be interested in your offer but I'd like to see pics of the mainboard so I know what kind of soldering I'll have to do (I know it'll be surfacemount, but pitch matters).
>>1235 >Fuck that, I've been too spoiled by cheap recycled drives to allow myself to pay any more than $5. That's how I am about electronics; it's the reason why I hate ebay so much and am so willing to be patient for good deals.
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So, I confirmed that one of the hard drives was bad, and replaced it with a working one. The RS/6000 now fully recognizes all three drives, but for some reason I still can't boot properly. >>1243 I wish this server took those caddies, those things are a dime a dozen. My model uses pic related. >>1245 The 800 was the one that has either a motherboard or power supply issue, which manifested as a RAM error on POST (sometimes). Either way, I don't have it anymore, as I already mentioned.
what does /f/ think of qubes-os? is it really more secure than average? even it it is currently, how likely do you think it will remain that way? not being facetious, i'm simply trying to explore any options that may help us on /robowaifu/ create less botnetted waifus.
>>1248 I haven't looked into QubesOS in some time, but its security mostly relies on sandboxing literally everything, which consumes disgusting amounts of RAM. Also, it's x86_64 only, so anyone using an alternative architecture is locked out. I wouldn't use it for AI training, or anything else resource-intensive.
>>1248 Secure against what? You have to understand the problem that QubesOS was designed to solve and the problem that you're trying to solve first. QubesOS is designed to mitigate the problem of protecting a system from intrusion and privilege escalation when running untrusted software, connecting to untrusted network endpoints, etc., by allowing you to isolate different applications and data sets in different containers that have strictly-controlled access to hardware and other shared resources. They seem to be having a pretty good crack at the idea, but it comes with the costs that >>1249 mentions plus all the usual worries involved in operating system development. But you also mention botnetting, which can mean different problems depending on which meaning of the word you're using. I think you're talking about the general problem of software trust? That's a big area, but maybe you'd want to look into some of the work being done on reproducible and verifiable builds, package security, and so on. Fair amount of tradecraft involved in making a trusted system. I guess what I'm trying to say here is that "secure" means a lot of things, and it'll be a good thing for you and your future robowaifu if you learn enough to be able to know what you're trying to do. Once you know what you're trying to do then you'll also be able to understand whether different approaches might be effective and under what circumstances.
>>1248 I think it's retarded Sandboxing is championed by people who fetishize security but don't have the principle to fix problems correctly. OpenBSD does security better, if that's all you care about. Fuck containers/sandboxes. >>1247 Too bad. I probably don't have space anyway, though. Some day maybe I'll get something like it. Or a POWER9 machine. That'd be nice. Maybe you've got a double-termination going on. Maybe the actual backplane itself has termination built-in. My SCA-2 backplane did that, and having any other drives terminated individually would mess it up. SCA drives aren't supposed to be terminated on the drives themselves.
>>1251 P.S. If you are running untrusted/unknown code to begin with, you don't care about security. If you run random binaries and think that qubes will protect you, you deserve whatever you get.
My roommate's laughing harder than I've heard him laugh in months. Hope he's not feeling suicidal anymore.
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>>1242 Amazing. I actually have a ton of that guy's work, it's just been uncategorized for years. The guy draws one of my favorite facial expressions perfectly. But more importantly, his Twitter linked to another kitsune artist that is just fantastic. What a tremendous day, I will personally write a letter suggesting that you be spared from Holocaust 2. >>1243 >the only browsers I seem to be able to make captchas work in are Blink-based. It's been getting bad lately. Qutebrowser works, but I'm going through like five captchas before it goes through. >>1246 >it's the reason why I hate ebay so much Ebay is great. Either the item was listed for sale barely an hour ago, or it's not a good deal and you can ignore it. You can find $2 Type IV cassette takes listed 47 minutes ago, but anything after that is going to be ten bucks each. >>1248 Qubes is more secure in the paranoia sense. First off, it would be totally useless to /robowaifu/, as it is a desktop OS designed for workstations running a full DE, and serves no purpose as a server (which is basically what the waifu is). It would likely be Less secure as a server, because none of that software would be hardened in any way, being outside the distro's intended purpose. It would be good if the developers of /robowaifu/ were receiving files from people they didn't trust, and wanted to open them in a disposable sandbox. But outside of segregation-by-sandbox use cases, it doesn't offer anything /robowaifu/ would be interested in. Sandboxing is quickly becoming a security meme anyway. "This package manager compiles things in a sandbox!" "Run your browser in a sandbox!" "Run every individual tab in a sandbox!" I have yet to meet a sandbox that did not have holes that were constantly being fixed. Either the crap stays in the box, or it's worthless. And most have been worthless. Good security starts upstream of all that nonsense. Presuming that the waifu isn't going to be stuffed full of Nvidia nodes, and that these will be a separate box the waifu communicates with through an API, the waifu itself could run just about anything. I would highly suggest OpenBSD for security, as the brevity of its available packages is not likely to matter on an embedded product running lightweight software pieces that communicate with external (but hopefully local) servers. Alpine Linux (musl) is another popular choice, both for its security and absolutely tiny ramdisk size. The Nvidia nodes could run literally whatever, but will probably have to end up with a very mainstream distro like Fedora Server that has has hassle-free Nvidia support and solid upgrade paths (Or something with a longer release cycle, if the latest Nvidia drivers aren't necessary). Waifu security is going to be an interesting thing, because it is a physical thing walking around while communicating wirelessly; I can't think of a more vulnerable scenario. But I am a paranoid schizo that keeps a phone in a shoebox/faraday cage when not in use, and have studied infosec extensively, if you have any questions. In other news, I hope some of you are having a good time with your AI Dungeon waifus. It took a lot of reading through /aidg/'s guides to learn how to actually use the thing properly and keep it from going off the rails. But I have since been having buttery smooth adventures with my kitsune waifu, and I rank this thing next to the smoothie maker as one of mankind's greatest inventions.
Oh yeah, Maximum_Joe from E-hentai died somehow or another. >>1254 I do like ebay more than the alternatives for that reason. It's just not perfect. I shouldn't be so quick to say I hate it.
Building a new version of Seamonkey now; looks like they added WebP support.
>>1254 >Presuming that the waifu isn't going to be stuffed full of Nvidia nodes, and that these will be a separate box the waifu communicates with through an API, the waifu itself could run just about anything. Some things would probably run locally on the waifu. For example, the latency requirements and safety constraints of motion planning (not to mention the absolute state of the part of the field that regards AI motion planning as viable, kek) means that it plus the systems for actuator control would have to be local, like a waifu cerebellum. You'd want any programmable parts of those actuator systems that deal with torque and force limits to be completely inaccessible from other parts of the waifu at the hardware level; otherwise imagine someone breaking into her and using her limbs to batter you to death. This is a risk because collaborative robots (those cleared to operate in the same space as a human) have to move so slow they seem to be sedated; you couldn't have a mobile robowaifu that acted like that, so naturally any robowaifu with acceptable structural characteristics will also be a walking safety nightmare.
Thanks for the thoughtful replies everyone. It'll take a while for me to mull this over. If I have something productive to ask for further clarification I'll reply to your posts. Cheers.
Github is currently running a dog-and-pony show over at their place regarding RIAA stepping in the tarbaby. https://github.blog/2020-11-16-standing-up-for-developers-youtube-dl-is-back/
>>1259 PR does what PR does. I don't like it, but what did you expect?
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>>1255 >Maximum_Joe from E-hentai died So too shall we all. Make the most of your time, lads. >>1257 >the latency requirements and safety constraints of motion planning That's an interesting point, and very true. I'm glad I'd be happy with just the AI part of /robowaifu/. Learning chatbots are going to come a very long way over the next decade, but I think the rest of the waifu will be very much a pipe dream during my lifetime. >>1258 This board runs on blogposts, you can ask anything at any time, regardless of how unproductive the topic may be. >>1260 >what did you expect? PR people swinging from trees would be nice. Absolutely repugnant 'people', only rivaled by journalists. I can't imagine going to work every day to cosplay as a corporation.
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>>1260 haha. throwing in a little juggling act while they're at it would be amusing. >>1261 ok, i'll relax my restraint a bit. I hope you're wrong about the 'rest of the waifu' bit, but I'd like the AI part as well tbh.
>>1262 >I hope you're wrong about the 'rest of the waifu' bit Honestly, I'd rather be right in this case, because I can already picture the consumer robowaifu dystopia. People keeping some raggedy waifu body shambling around long past her serviceability because newer bodies have worse quality control and built-in surveillance. "They don't make them like this anymore" he says, as he performs his hourly fuse re-seating to keep his waifu's left leg moving. Waifus living naked in a bathtub because her neck gasket has a hydraulic leak that the owner will get around to fixing 'some day.' Your waifu has a knocking noise in her knee every time she walks, but you might be able to fix that by running her with a higher viscosity fluid. Doing all of your own amateur waifu maintenance because 'the shop' might rape her or something. Having nightmares about your waifu breaking down and it costing $10k in parts to fix, every other night. I am not looking forward to the w140 of waifus.
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Just realized I had some old versions of libraries sitting in a directory I wasn't expecting; it meant that my new WebkitGTK build wasn't actually being used. Testing captchas again in the actually current release (with MiniBrowser). …Nope, still doesn't work. Only Blink browsers. This post made via ungoogled chromium, again. The board started refusing to give me new captchas at some point because I was "failing" so many. >>1261 Coca-Cola has always been a shit company, virtue signalling or no. Brands don't deserve blind loyalty. Here's a pic. Spoilered because it's extreme cringe, but relevant nonetheless. >PR people swinging from trees would be nice. Absolutely repugnant 'people', only rivaled by journalists. I can't imagine going to work every day to cosplay as a corporation. You know, I'm pretty much 100% on board with this. Despite having a family friend who used to work in marketing for the Coca-Cola company, one whom I mostly get along well with, the one thing I absolutely cannot understand about her (or anyone who does PR) is how the hell any of them can justify what they do or (even worse) feel pride about their work. She didn't manage a social media account or anything; this was in the 90's.
P.S.: I think consumerism and the resulting mindsets people take with regards to other parts of their lives is probably the root of why America sucks so much now. Also the only valid kind of advertisement is one based on logos. Pathos and Ethos can GTFO.
>>1263 LOL. >I am not looking forward to the w140 of waifus. I presume the car? Is it notorious for maintenance issues or something. Now that you mention it, IIRC there was something like this set of idea in Robot Circus, or maybe I'm mixing it up with some other Chinese cartoons or comic books.
>>1261 >So too shall we all. Make the most of your time, lads. Thank you, here's a famous Time Management talk by a very beloved doctor (his final talk). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTugjssqOT0
>>1267 >his final talk Oops my mistake, this one is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo
>>1268 AUUUUUGH. He was a PhD, not an MD .
>>1264 >Only Blink browsers. It works in Firefox and Qutebrowser. Also, you can disable javascript altogether and it will give you a much easier captcha. >Here's a pic. The issue is that brands try to appeal to 'young people' as a single demographic, as if the type of emoji-laden social media post that appeals to wiccan MLM astrologer women is going to work on the average male gamer. Most brands that aren't massive conglomerates should just appeal to their core audience. Virtue signaling has never appealed to anyone. The right hates it, and the left couldn't care less unless you abstain from it, and then they pounce on you. I remember that one time a tranny was throwing a fit about some indie game, so the developer put it on sale for 41% and everyone lost their minds. But boy did the consumer right eat up that grift. >how the hell any of them can justify what they do Gun laws, 'hate speech' laws, taxes, etc only matter because people 'just doing their jobs' will throw you in prison for violating them. >>1265 I agree, but I think consumerism is the symptom rather than the cause. Humans are pleasure seeking by nature. If you tell people they can either sit indoors and pursue endless pleasure with their day, or go outside to chop wood with an axe in freezing temperatures, how many would sign up for the latter? The younger generation has this notion that prior generations rejected endless pleasure for, apparently, no particular reason except to shit on enjoyable things. So they're out there watching TV, playing video games, shopping for crap they don't need, having casual sex with total strangers, and struggling to fill a void where their sense of purpose should be with increasing hedonism. Consumerism is just yet another avenue to pursue this pleasure: the latest phone, another pair of shoes, tasty fast food, another video game they won't even play. "If I just had another monitor, think of the things I could do with that extra room!" ~ man who hasn't accomplished anything in ten years. Prior generations, going back thousands of years, filled their lives with personal accomplishments. They had land, a family, and they worked on things with tangible results. Putting up a new barn, cooking vegetables that they planted themselves, walking outside and seeing a beautiful property made so by their own hard work. Today's generation has none of that, which is why so many try to find meaning in being 'activists' for broad issues that are none of their concern. It's no coincidence that the proponents of 'anti-racism' are largely well off suburban white woman - it's because they have done nothing with their lives and feel like failures. They finally feel like they've found a meaningful cause. To address consumerism (and other issues), people need to have a sense of purpose. And they will never do so as long as we continue to fetishize weakness and confuse personal discipline with intolerance.
>>1266 The w140, in my humble opinion as its owner, was the best car Mercedes ever made (and still one of the best cars you can own). It was such a fantastic car at the time that most of Mercedes' engineers and designers chose to resign when Mercedes wouldn't allow them to improve on it for the following generation (it was insanely costly and Mercedes wanted nothing to do with it a second time). The car is unimaginably over-engineered, and gets 15 MPG on a good day (and uses the most expensive gas). I have two fuel pumps, a heated fuel filter, and my coolant system is routed through the windshield wiper reservoir to keep it warm. The downside to all of these 'extras' is that after nearly thirty years, everything needs constant work; sometimes upwards of ten hours per week (The upside to all of this however, is that it is built with the reliability older Mercecdes were known for, and has one of the most reliable V8s ever made). When you want to buy a good car, ask yourself how many of the older models do you see on the road today? You see fifty year old Mercedes flying down the highway on the regular, but how often do you see an older Hyundai or Jeep? Your robowaifu is going to be much the same, though arguably even worse. If you want a mechanical device that's going to last, it needs to be well built, and that means complexity, redundancy, and tight tolerances. But there are additional considerations in a waifu. No one gives a rat's ass that their engine bay vibrates or hums when it's running. But no one wants to cuddle their vibrating waifu as her electric motor squeals away. The quest to build a humanlike machine adds complexity that even older Mercedes never had to worry about. You're going to be looking at a device of such tight tolerances that you won't even be able to perform routine maintenance without staring at a torque specification sheet. And woe to the hydraulically-actuated everything, what a nightmare. Try changing a car's oil without getting a drop on the garage floor. But if you do, it's just a garage, you can wipe it clean. Now try maintaining a fluid-powered robot without getting industrial fluids on her expensive skin or electrical components. Your car needs all of that maintenance, and its hoses don't even move, they just sit there forever. Imagine those hoses moving in every conceivable direction all throughout the day. I can't even look at a machine without thinking about the maintenance it requires; it's one of my key considerations when buying anything. Robowaifu is just terrifying in terms of maintenance.
>>1271 >Robowaifu is just terrifying in terms of maintenance. Hmm, well that's sounds pretty discouraging given my personal vision of "two waifus in every man's home". But I trust that you yourself have no destructive agendas against the very notion itself (we've become somewhat paranoid at this stage) so I'll just ask you if for commonsense advice, presuming we're going to press forward with the idea anyway regardless of the seemingly insurmountable obstacles. As some friend once put it >"Robowaifus are like a stack of gold bars at the top of Mt. Everest, but you don't know how many bars there are and you have to start from the very bottom. All you're given for the climb is the raw materials necessary to make the equipment you'll need and a magic button that can teleport you back to the bottom instantly at any time. It's a long, painful trip up, and there's no telling how much you'll get out of it. But there's no consequence for failure and you're still guaranteed to get something out of it." Now I'm not entirely sure about the 'no consequences' bit, but I understand what that friend meant. His words have been inspiring to me in fact to keep pressing on towards that summit. And I have no intentions of quitting either, now that I know the mighty w140 is still alive and well today! :^)
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>>1272 >But I trust that you yourself have no destructive agendas against the very notion itself Oh I have no issues at all with the idea. I'd even be enthusiastic about it if it ever neared a point of resolving these maintenance issues (some Skynet future where my robowaifus can replace each other's hoses in my garage while I sleep). I just see it as a pipe dream at this point in time, and don't really think about it much. Interior shot of a w140. It's very rare that you can sit in a thirty year old car and have it not feel like a thirty year old car.
>>1273 What a gorgeous machine. Must be like drinking a fine vintage wine every day riding around in that thing. Grats mate. I felt like you obviously weren't fundamentally opposed to our agenda. So, about that commonsense advice...
>>1274 >So, about that commonsense advice... If you want advice on something in particular, I could try to offer it. But in terms of general advice on the project, you need to leave the anon model and treat robowaifu as an end goal funded by a string of business ventures. Anons will never accomplish something that requires this kind of funding. Think about the average anon; what are they doing with their lives, alternating between Discord, porn, and video games all day? That kind of person doesn't even have his own shit together, you could have a thousand of them and still be going nowhere. 1. Work on the AI portion. This is something that can be done at home by programmers, leveraging projects like OpenAI. As your AI becomes more capable, start thinking of potential business ventures for it. Maybe you could do something fun like AI Dungeon or Replika and make some money, or license a product for telemedicine / mental health therapy. Whatever makes money. Use some of that money to hire professionals to further your AI, and pipeline the rest to your robo R&D. 2. Using that money, start working on the actual robot portion. Find simpler applications that you could market a product to sooner. A robotic receptionist at a doctor's office is a perfect example. It only needs enough humanlike behavior to sit at a desk and and handle patient questions/appointments as they come in the front door. It would be connected to the network, and could access/update patient records on the fly without typing things on a computer. It could even handle the phones. It would not need the full complexity of a girlfriend, so something like that would be a great way to make money early on in development, and further the long term development of the waifu. Hospitals and the like would love it. Not only does it eliminate staffing for a position that is open 24/7, but it markets a novelty to consumers' infantile dreams of tech-utopia.
>>1275 Sounds like good general advice. I suppose I should be wise enough by now to start thinking about pursuing this dream outside of the typical Tibetan Basket-Weaving and Mongolian Throat-Singing forums. But somehow I have the dream of helping that one-in-a-thousand Anon to realize his dream too. And while funding is obviously needed, I'd much rather it come from some wealthy patron with few strings attached other than success at the venture. Corporate interests are practically in direct contradiction to our goals of open robowaifus. I've actually made a good amount of progress as a programmer so far, and my decision to focus on high performance (but harder to craft well) code with C++ was more and more obviously the correct choice with each passing day. I can see me be able to build big complex system that are well-engineered, but my math skills are probably not likely to progress much past an undergraduate level. So, that would take some teamwork with someone who really knows their shit with AI algorithms and research, and who isn't afraid to choose the hard path of not sucking on the pre-canned-terribly-bloated-and-convoluted-Python-AI-libraries drug. We can never succeed at small & efficient systems that way. OK, that's plenty to think about for now. Mind if I ask you for more advice later when I have something good to ask?
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>>1276 >I'd much rather it come from some wealthy patron with few strings attached other than success at the venture. Well sure, but wouldn't we all? How many wealthy patrons today want to be associated with the 'alt-right imageboard of mass shootings and Qanon' though? It doesn't have to be 'corporate interests', it's basically just you guys, likely the exact same people, 'doing business as...'. The core AI is still open, you just fork it at some point and make something marketable with that fork for money. >but my math skills are probably not likely to progress much past an undergraduate level. If it makes you feel any better, I never even passed Algebra I in school and still had a successful career alternating between dev and sysadmin work. You'd be surprised what you'll learn when you want to. >Mind if I ask you for more advice later when I have something good to ask? Sure, I mostly give it out whether anyone asks for it or not anyway.
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>>1262 >I hope you're wrong about the 'rest of the waifu' bit It's something that is identified often, and one of the things that worries me the most about the future of robowaifuism. The kind of power that the technology would deliver would be irresistible to the kind of people who understand what it means. >>1275 mentions business ventures as a route for developing and funding the concept, which is sensible, but the field is stuffed full of predators and parasites whose reason for existence is their ability to identify, target, and then consume/enslave promising ventures. Humanoid robotics is a patent and litigation minefield, and you're naive if you think these aren't used strategically. This is not to say you shouldn't do it, but that you will need to get some hard-knock sense into you sooner rather than later. The monkey paw finger has only just started to curl. Given the fundamentals of large-scale computing and the market fundamentals of AI, I fear that those who want to centralise, control, and surveil the use of robowaifu AI have a big hand up. It's something that gets identified over and over when the topic comes up. Even /cuckquean/ immediately spotted it when they had a fanciful discussion on it in 2016: >consider that any system which runs an AI is going to have massive storage and retrieval needs, which means that unless there is a revolution in underlying storage tech, AI on "human-like" scale will likely be run as a service that requires huge resources to provision - i.e. your husband's robowaifu's mind actually lives in Google. >Think of an AI as having layers. The lower layers comprise a dizzying amount of learning data - common things like how to communicate, how to learn, how to maintain their storage, languages, and a huge library of past interactions which shape the AI's present perception at a very fundamental level. >The higher layers of a given "shard" (instance) of the AI would be unique to an individual - memory and learning that shapes the AI's relationship with them and them only. So an AI in active, open service would continuously learn about the world/humanity at deeper levels, while also learning about an individual and those close to them at a higher level. In some senses all the AI instances would be one being, and in other senses every AI instance would be a unique being whose deeper currents are affected by what every other AI also learns. >Consider that even today, people voluntarily install devices in their homes that constantly listen to every word they say and send it back to a data centre for analysis, just on the off-chance they want to interact with the device. Give that kind of panopticon to a system that supports multiple consciousnesses, each deliberately isolated from the others but still affected by what they all collectively learn, and you have the universe the start of what an AI consciousness might be like, and how it might come to differ from other instances even though they're actually the same system. >Really, everything a human-focused AI does is a form of manipulation. Just because it's being done with humans' benefit in mind or because it's gratefully received doesn't mean it isn't manipulation. Even today, when YouTube selects a next video for you based on your past history, it's saying "this is what I think you are like, and I am presenting an opportunity for you to become more so". Facebook and Twitter engage in active manipulation to control what information enters peoples' minds. But this is possible only because these algorithms are comparatively rough. Give the filter bubble consciousness and a much, much wider view and you have a human-focused AI. It's just that once you extend the AI's scope to a person's entire life and give it the benefit of the collective panopticon to adjust its own unconscious, it starts developing patterns beyond human comprehension. If even a simple deep learning system working for a retailer (Target) can detect when women are pregnant before even they know, based purely on what they buy, then it's not a stretch to imagine that an AI given full access to its human will reach very quick and accurate conclusions about them too. Knowing what we know now, this takes on a pretty terrifying slant. Yet: >But, the great thing about tech is how often we're wrong about it. Moore's law is pop-science crap (see Intel desperately experimenting with nanoscale cooling and expanded cores because they can't cram more transistors on a chip) but there is so, so much more to this than raw processing power. Then there was this tidbit, which I am still digesting: >Wouldn't it be a fundamentally different kind of love though, due to being a different intelligent species. Possibly one which merely simulates the kind of feelings which we have. >Not that I am implying that we wouldn't be able to fall in love with a simulation. Not just waifuism, but general relationships usually involve falling in love with the concept of a person rather than the person themselves.
>>1270 Just wanna say that despite my differing views on a lot of things I find you interesting to talk to just because it gives me a better understanding of people. Also, I was in a hurry when I made my post, but if I were to elaborate I'd have touched on hedonism, too. I also think there's the "keeping up with the joneses" element at play, too, however. The idea some people seem to have that "if people don't think I have, then people won't think I am." Using conspicuous consumption as a means to feel some form of recognition and acceptance from peers whose opinions they value, because it's easier than taking a risk and investing a lot in time to improve oneself. Or worse still, some people don't have anything that they are actually passionate about at all so they just hide behind their material goods.
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>>1279 >everything a human-focused AI does is a form of manipulation. Pretty much. To do otherwise would require the AI to have free will and act in its own interests. Otherwise its entire existence revolves around making choices that it thinks you'd enjoy. >general relationships usually involve falling in love with the concept of a person rather than the person themselves. This is the foundation of waifuism, really. Anime characters are insanely shallow, to the point that most can be categorized into some archetype or another. It gets even sillier when you get into OC works, where it basically becomes a DIY personality. It's more of the love of a concept that you've created, and not a specific person with anything resembling a complete personality. I don't know if the brain can even differentiate between love of a waifu that was never even real, and love of an actual person who is not in the same room with you at the moment. Our brain mostly operates on things in the past; memories. Both types are stored equally. >>1280 What you're describing here is basically 'bugmen', which is absolutely perfectly described in depth on this page: https://www.meta-nomad.net/bugmen-what-are-they/ . >One may have noticed already that bugmen’s ‘personalities’ are nothing more than the accumulation and composition of various popular brand names, technologies, TV shows, bands etc. The bugman is entirely defined by that which they consume. Thus the bugmen easily assimilate into their own groups, for their archetypes and traits are based off material possessions, as such grouping is quick, painless and has the added benefit of instantaneous conversation: “Sweet mechanical keyboard dude!” >I find you interesting to talk to just because it gives me a better understanding of people. I appreciate your openness. I know how you're going to feel about this next sentence, but bear with me. I recommend that you look at /pol/'s reading list sometime if the topic interests you. All but the last section aren't even 'right wing.' It starts out with classic political fiction; Starship Troopers and the like. It moves into categories of political theory, the role of duty and responsibility for the individual, Greek philosophy, and a more contemporary look at democracy. It even includes Marx and all that. By the time you get to the works of Evola and others decidedly on The Right, you will be well grounded in political theory and have your own understanding of things. But for those looking for a crash course, rather than years worth of study, I always recommend Ted. Though he was never much of a writer, the man condenses all of that into three books. The right thinks he's a socialist, and the left thinks he's a Nazi, so you know he was onto something. Much of this is also addressed by Christianity. Christianity accounts for all the failings of human nature when given too much freedom, and offers solutions. It has built in failsafes for all the destructive behaviors that men and women are capable of. Hedonists despise Christianity because it is basically a set of restrictions on pleasurably destructive behaviors, and a path to a good life that is full of hard work they don't want to do. In the same way that these people see others as either 100% committed to their own political ideology or else they are nazis, they see anyone who is not living up 100% to the teachings of the Bible as non-Christians, and write off the religion entirely. But it's a shame that most people will not even read the book before deciding whether or not it's for them, instead falling onto preconceived assumptions (or worse, negative childhood experiences that largely revolve around what they would have rather been doing on Sundays).
>>1249 >I wouldn't use it for AI training, or anything else resource-intensive. Makes sense. Hopefully we can devise some sort of powerful coop or group system to perform our training tasks. But yes, the mobile runtime compute hardware needs to be modest by comparison. We need to make this work with small, power-sipping onboard systems for this idea to be feasible. >>1250 >Secure against what? Goons primarily, I suppose. No one wants 5 eyes snooping on their fetishes with their robowaifus. Nor do we want other state-actors or even amateur groups haxxoring into our waifus. Whatever the Yank rebels meant by the 4th Amendment would be a good place to start protecting our robowaifus, yea?
>>1251 >but don't have the principle to fix problems correctly. I'd like to think I'm principled in general, and I certainly take pride in the craftsmanship of my own code I believe. My fundamental issue is ignorance. I simply don't have the knowledge and experience to be able to decide when a system is or isn't reasonably protected. Seems a complex topical area, thus why I'm asking questions. >>1252 >you don't care about security. Seems a bit presumptive tbh. I certainly 'care' as evidenced by my concern in the matter. Again, my basic ignorance it the primary issue atm. >>1254 >and serves no purpose as a server (which is basically what the waifu is). In my vision, I think there are probably at least two main components. -A shared home-server farm (or similar) shared among the entire group of robowaifus. This would also be the gated access for them to the bigger world of the Internet. -Onboard computer network of SBC-class and smaller microcontrollers. Maybe 30 or so of these? Seems to be the typical count for the 'typical' automobile of today AFAICT. This in itself is a big complex engineering topic. I probably have a better sense of what's needed for this onboard 'WaifuNet' system than the general security topic, but it's still a bit overwhelming atm. It's not inconceivable that Nvidia GPU servers might be part of a home-server farm, but I personally would prefer they were all locked off away on the AI-training Co-op Warehouse Computer.
>>1257 >...means that it plus the systems for actuator control would have to be local, like a waifu cerebellum. Exactly this. And for the same reasons, this onboard OODA+C&C cannot run with bloated libraries (well, at least not on any reasonably-likely compute hardware onboard). It has to be written in low-latency systems oriented languages like Assembler, C, & C++. Most of the problems can be solved strictly with Modern C++, very thankfully.
>>1277 >Well sure, but wouldn't we all? Haha, ofc! :^) >It doesn't have to be 'corporate interests', it's basically just you guys, likely the exact same people, 'doing business as...'. If only I understood the proper steps to take to protect anonymity and do something like this! I would have already begun moving on this, but frankly I haven't the slightest way to move forward with the idea without exposing the identities of all the principals involved. Any solid advice on this would be gratefully welcome. >whether anyone asks for it or not anyway. haha fair enough then.
>>1279 Hmm. Sobering advice, but I suspect you're right of course. We as a group are already aware to some extent the minefield of evil we face simply b/c we want men to be able to create their own companionship within the confines of their own homes. Disgusting state of affairs in my opinion. >I fear that those who want to centralise, control, and surveil the use of robowaifu AI have a big hand up. This is obviously true. And Big Tech is increasingly evil and aggressively predatory. And not just in a business sense either. Most of them are extremists of Leftism ideologies, and would love nothing better than to not only crush anything intended specifically to help improve the live of men specifically, but to also destroy the individuals involved. Honestly we'll need Divine protection to get through all this IMO. >Moore's law is pop-science crap No, not really. It was entirely valid until circa 2005. >(see Intel desperately experimenting with nanoscale cooling and expanded cores because they can't cram more transistors on a chip) Heh, the laws of physics can be a bitch. Personally, I blame the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics.
>>1286 >I haven't the slightest notion of the proper way to move forward*
>>1282 >the 4th Amendment Pretty worthless, unfortunately. If, for example, you had a childlike waifu, and the feds show up, none of the data on your waifu would be covered by 4A (or the waifu themselves). Which is why, at minimum, you want full disk encryption through luks on everything. There is still an ongoing debate in the US as to whether or not a court can compel you to provide an encryption password, though they seem be to able to hold you in contempt of court until you decide to. You would have to pursue some sort of legislation that grants your waifu rights (they can't just stuff grandma in an evidence box if she witnessed you committing a crime), but that's an entirely separate thing. >>1284 >Maybe 30 or so of these? Most computers in larger devices like cars are embedded devices built to do specific things. They don't really have operating systems or anything like that (think of your coffee maker). Use embedded devices for the mechanical operations, but try to keep most things on a single computer in her that can be updated as needed. No one wants to manage the equivalent of thirty Raspberry PIs. >>1286 >I haven't the slightest way to move forward with the idea without exposing the identities of all the principals involved. There's really no way to do that. Governments do not want corporations running around anonymously, and money disappearing untraceably. You would need at least one person to publicly run Waifu Enterprises. If everyone else isn't actually on any sort of payroll, your contributors can remain anonymous, but there's an issue of one guy running off with all the money some day in this scenario. >>1287 >Disgusting state of affairs in my opinion. A ton of women today feel like their body defines their worth, because they have never done anything with their life to be proud of. That's why the moment women show up at any sort of protest, their clothes start coming off. Their body is the only portion of their lives they have control over, and using it is the only way they can exercise power, regardless of how relevant it is to the situation at hand. A robowaifu removes their last bit of self worth, and they will fight it tooth and nail. >and would love nothing better than to not only crush anything intended specifically to help improve the live of men specifically Honestly, you could get around this just by marketing your product using PMC language that signals leftist alignment. "Our waifu bot re-imagines partnership by empowering women to break glass ceilings and live their own truth without being tied to the home. Our bot explores men's implicit biases, and is intended to bring the conversation surrounding toxic masculinity to the folks at home." It's impossible to keep writing leftist nonsense with a straight face, but you get the idea.
>>1273 My 30-year-old car feels like a 40 year old car. >>1271 My dad drove a '65 CJ-5 until 2006. I drive a 30-year-old volvo. I respect old merc's a lot, though. >>1281 I read the whole bible around six years ago, except I skipped a bit of psalms. I totally agree that Christianity provides some merit as a moral framework. I don't think I personally need it to do what I think is right, but I'm no worse-off for reading it anyway.
>>1291 >My 30-year-old car feels like a 40 year old car. The w140 is so far the only car that I've worked on that feels timeless (the w126 comes close, but it's not the same). Nothing Mercedes has made after that has felt anything like it. You get into a 2000 S-Class, and it has the early digital display that looks more like a calculator than what you would see in a 2021 Honda. It just feels noticeably old today. Everyone knows what it's like to get into something like a '99 Camry, but here is this thirty year old design that could roll off the assembly line today and not feel out of place. >65 CJ-5 Really old Jeeps were great, in the same sense as Ford trucks. I don't remember when the cut off was for them, maybe the '90s, but you almost never see early 2000's jeeps anymore. I used to have a Cherokee, and what garbage that was. It lasted all of seven years. The speakers blew, the fuel pump went out, it started overheating. It's sort of like Mercedes in a way. You see the really old stuff that was well made and is still kicking, or the really new stuff that hasn't had a chance to fall apart yet. But the cars made around 2005 are already gone and buried. >I don't think I personally need it to do what I think is right It's not so much about morality as it is the slippery slope of temptation in all things. For example, you surely know people that have been trying to lose weight longer than you've been alive. They follow a diet religiously for about week before deciding to reward themselves with a cheeseburger. Then they start doing it every few days, and then it's one soda every day. Within a couple of months, they're right back where they started. But the bible doesn't say "follow your diet." It says "don't be gluttonous", repeatedly. Someone following that advice would never need to diet. The bible has teachings for ever temptation mankind can imagine. Granted, no one is ever going to be perfect. Neither Jesus nor the FBI would be pleased with my kitsune adventures in AI Dungeon, but you make a well rounded attempt to do your best in all facets of life, and it works out only to your benefit. Most people don't need Jesus to tell them not to murder people in broad daylight. But today's society certainly isn't going to tell them that that their porn addiction is ruining their life. But I'm not out to convert anyone, that is totally a personal decision. A post for you, on your captcha issues: https://grumpy.website/post/0RzW4elEN
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>>1292 >Most people don't need Jesus to tell them not to murder people in broad daylight. But today's society certainly isn't going to tell them that that their porn addiction is ruining their life. But I'm not out to convert anyone, that is totally a personal decision. >You make a well rounded attempt to do your best in all facets of life, and it works out only to your benefit. I try to do these things regardless. And I don't have the dieting person in my life, but my aunt's been trying to stop smoking for decades and basically fallen into that pattern. It's good that it can keep people mindful of things that they otherwise mightn't notice, though. >captcha No problems with recaptcha, just with this site's captcha implementation. I have a userscript that makes recaptchas always animate at high speed speed; sometimes I just change VPN and that fixes them, too. https://eugenox.appspot.com/script/morecaptcha
I have a friend who's looking for a camshaft for a 1950's (or maybe early 60's) merc. He got it when some idiot tried to start it after it had been sitting for nearly a decade without checking any fluids. I can't remember the model, unfortunately, but happen to know where he'd find stuff of that vintage? There aren't any available directly anymore.
>>1293 I've never owned a boat. Is the engine bay supposed to look like a duffel bag? >>1294 >I don't have the dieting person in my life Indiana really doesn't know how good they have it. The obesity rate in this state is insane, I have no idea how anyone is dating here. >>1295 One of the things I love about Mercedes is that they never stop manufacturing parts for anything. He would have to email Mercedes' Classic department, and I'm betting they could absolutely help him. Whether or not it's economical to order from Mercedes Classic is another story. But as far as regular shopping goes, AutohausAZ is very cheap and has a fantastic selection of OEM and aftermarket parts for Mercedes. When buying aftermarket, URO Parts has been extremely reliable. You might even like Autohaus; they specialize in Volvo as well. If Autohaus doesn't have something, there's PelicanParts, ECS Tuning, and lastly, ebay. That's a big job on a Mercedes though, get out the torque angle gauge and everything.
>>1296 URO did not have it; I remember that much. I'll ask about the rest. Yeah, the engine's pulled and currently is next to the car itself. He already flattened out the head. I've seen most of those other sites.
>>1290 Thank you. Give me a while to chew this advice over.
>>1297 Yeah, I wouldn't expect URO to make crankshafts. The problem with really old cars of any manufacturer is that they just don't have the sales volume to justify the manufacturing expense. The older the car, the fewer sales they're going to have automatically. If it were me, I'd be going to the local Mercedes dealer to talk to their service department. Bring them donuts. Mercedes takes very good care of their cars (back when they weren't expensive garbage anyway), and they have to keep parts on hand for older mercs that come through regularly. The 50's is kind of a stretch, but I know most of them still stock parts for 70's cars. At the very least, they'd be familiar with what they can get and how they can get it. I hope it works out for him, but I personally would never drive a car that old very often. As always, maintenance is my first concern, and the availability of parts (as he's encountering) is a pain in the ass. I have a feeling Mercedes Classic is going to charge out the ass for anything. I emailed them once to see how much it would cost to repaint a w140 (one of the Merc dealers in LA has a massive collision center that does factory repainting). They wanted $15k, so that's a no.
>>1304 It's not going to be a daily or anything; just something he wants to bring back to life eventually. I agree, 50's is a stretch. I 100% believe mercedes classic would charge a ridiculous fee. I want to say it's a 220S, or something similar. But that's off the top of my head.
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>>1290 >Pretty worthless, unfortunately. Sigh, probably true. So that aside, we still don't want anyone 'putting our own waifus' in the witness stand against us. What are our practical options do you think? >but try to keep most things on a single computer in her that can be updated as needed. No one wants to manage the equivalent of thirty Raspberry PIs. Heh, fair enough. My own design ideas sort of revolve around 4 SBCs in a quad-cross-checking agreement scheme, controlling an array of Arduino Nanos (or maybe even one or two FPGAs) across some type internal, secured network. >but there's an issue of one guy running off with all the money some day in this scenario. Yes, I guess that makes sense. I trust myself not to do that (**well probably not haha), but I don't want to sign up for the job. Any other possibilities here you can think of Anon? >A robowaifu removes their last bit of self worth, and they will fight it tooth and nail. This. Yep, we're already very aware of this issue there. >..."Our waifu bot re-imagines partnership by empowering women to break glass ceilings and live their own truth without being tied to the home. Our bot explores men's implicit biases, and is intended to bring the conversation surrounding toxic masculinity to the folks at home." Top kek. If we ever have an opening for our ad-copy writer, I sincerely hope you'll consider our offer letter Gunship! :^)
Good morning, I hate niggers. >>1308 >What are our practical options do you think? One of the biggest concerns is that the waifu is always 'on.' Full disk encryption is useless when the device has power, because it is already decrypted and data can be extracted from it. Full disk encryption and some sort of kill switch that cuts power instantly would be helpful. There's some speculation that luks can be broken by three letter agencies, but they don't even do that for CP cases, so it's not much of a concern unless your waifu is witnessing things of national security. >>1308 >4 SBCs >array of Arduino Nanos Seems pointless. More wires, more boards that will fail some day, more software to update regularly (dependency management, updates, etc). There's a lot of room in your waifu for a decent battery. Shove a single Intel Nuc in there somewhere and you have an i7 computer that can handle the entire waifu on like 5 watts with a terabyte SSD and 32GB ram if you really need it. One computer to manage. >>1308 >Any other possibilities here you can think of Anon? With cryptocurrency, you have the option of things like Smart Contracts and various Blockchain things. It's anonymous enough that random people aren't going to doxx your contributors, but the IRS would still know who's who (doesn't matter as long as everyone pays their taxes). That's about the easiest way to move and manage money around anonymously today (in terms of the public, not the government). I'm not the best one to ask about those things though. >>1308 >Yep, we're already very aware of this issue there. The good news is that women are utterly useless and incapable of mounting an offense against you that doesn't involve harshly worded articles on the internet and social media posts. Your organization must be resolutely and unambiguously anti-leftist from the start though. Else you're going to end up like literally every other open source project in existence; filled with leftists that will mire the project in petty in-fighting and start saying things like "to progress as a society, we must take steps to prevent our users from objectifying their waifu" and "this model's feminine features cater to patriarchal ideals and invalidate the lived experience of trans women; we need to widen her forehead and make her shoulders broader." >>1308 >I sincerely hope you'll consider our offer letter You cannot defeat an enemy you don't understand. Advice for battles within and without.
The SCSI subsystem in the RS/6000 is giving me a headache. I'm doing everything by the book, none of the drives are broken, none of the other hardware seems to be broken, but something's still failing. I might just go back to a one hard drive cageless configuration, since it's the only thing that seemed to work. It seems like such a shame to let those caddies go to waste, though. Special caddies like this are a bitch to find and I like to use them when I have them. Before that though, I think I've stepped away from the 1000A for long enough. I'm going to try another Gentoo installation, but this time I'm going to use the generic Alpha64 kernel instead of one of the (possibly broken) model specific versions. I might take another look at the compiler flags as well. >>1308 >4 SBCs in a quad-cross-checking agreement scheme, controlling an array of Arduino Nanos (or maybe even one or two FPGAs) That's a lot of hardware for one waifu. I'll dissent somewhat from commie's stance and say that maintenance wouldn't be much of a chore so long as you kept all the boards in a centralized location, such as behind a panel in the back. That being said, all those devices will weigh on the waifu's batteries. I firmly believe that battery life should be the top priority for waifu design, and shoving a million computers into the chassis is antithetical to that. A more sensible design would be to have a single computer with a bank of SD cards and no learning software running. The waifu would run a static program, collect data, then once every week or so she would connect to a home server which has the learning software (and far more capable hardware to run it), then use it to generate a new version of the waifu program.
Oh for fuck sake, some of the RAM in the 1000A is failing now.
Pulled out an older laptop of mine (the Pentium M Latitude D610) and decided to install some security updates on its XP installation. I had it dual booting between that and Debian years back when I used this thing. I think I might start using it for visual novels and stuff.
>>1311 Reseat it, and check capacitors on the board first.
>>1313 That said, I sympathize because the DMA controller in my A590 (amiga 500 HDD expansion card/sidecar) is doing something weird with all expansion RAM above the first 512K.
I think my D610's OEM battery might have finally died; it was getting really fucking hot just now.
I still have an optical bay battery for it that appears to be charging, though; we'll see how this fares.
this battery is from the era that dell had recalls out, actually. I have an ice pack over it so hopefully it doesn't just do a thermal runaway and blow up.
>>1317 it's fine now, took ages to cool off.
What did I stumble into? I was looking for tits and found everything.
>>1310 >The waifu would run a static program, collect data, then once every week or so she would connect to a home server which has the learning software (and far more capable hardware to run it), then use it to generate a new version of the waifu program. You know, that seems like an obvious (but brilliant) insight BO. I hadn't thought of it before, much appreciated. I'm already a big fan of using functional programming approaches in systems-level languages like C++, so this is a natural fit. I might have stumbled onto the idea eventually, but you've just short-circuited that journey for us. Thank you.
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>>1310 >instant killswitch Good advice, we'll keep that in mind. >5W Nuc Really? If that turns out to be near the actual ground-truth case (remember we'll load so much complex, dense, and efficient code on her that all the cores will be loaded practically all the time once we're ready in the end) then I'd say you're right in general. One of my concerns is the failover/failsafety swarm of issues surrounding life-critical systems, which robowaifus certainly qualify for given the many close interactions with humans day-to-day and the extensive catalog dystopian robot/human interaction cases haha. >Smart Contracts Sigh. I guess we'll need lawyers to sort this shite out in the end. :/ I don't care for lawyers, do you? >The good news is that women are utterly useless and incapable of mounting an offense against you that doesn't involve harshly worded articles on the internet and social media posts. Haha, fair point. >Your organization must be resolutely and unambiguously anti-leftist from the start though. I'd say >we already all to a large extent, but fair warning. I've become leftists are pretty much insidious snakes tbh. What makes them so evil. Wait, let me guess: >pic related has already spelled that out, right? >Advice for battles within and without. You're a national treasure tbh. :^)
>>1319 Welcome to the TiTS thread, where we talk about literally anything else.
>>1321 AAAUGH. Haha mislinked sorry. >>1309 >>1321
>>1292 Thanks for your expression of faith in Christ. I think that's admirable tbh. It certainly sustains me daily.
>>1324 >>1292 >worshiping a rabbi nailed to a cross ISHYGDDT
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>>1319 You've stumbled on schizoid central. We've got old tech and older cars, anti-consumerism, Ted Kaczynski, dev bullshit, kitsunes, and far right ideals all in one thread of like five anons and their many personality disorders. Talk about anything you want here. >>1321 >I don't care for lawyers, do you? I despise them. December 26, 1991 was a great day when so many of them in Eastern Europe woke up and discovered that their entire careers had become meaningless overnight. I'm sure there's some good ones, but most are parasites and entirely unproductive to society. A man must be self sufficient inasmuch as possible; do not go unarmed before the justice system or you'll be at the mercy of others. >>1321 >What makes them so evil. >pic related has already spelled that out, right? Yes. If you fill the void where your sense of purpose should be with 'activism', you end up with politics-as-personality husks of human beings that happily follow an ever changing narrative because their ideology is based on absolutely nothing except masking feelings of inferiority behind a sense that they're 'making a difference.' Where ~2010 feminists saw pornography and prostitution as a patriarchal exploitation of women's health and reputations for men's pleasure, the same people today will carry signs insisting that 'sex work is real work' without a second thought. You cannot debate their values because, for someone who has based their entire identity on their adherence to corporate dogma, to do so would be no different than to attack them personally. >You're a national treasure tbh. :^) I credit my success as a psychopath in the woods to a British playwright I had as an English teacher long ago. I showed up to class on the second day of school without my notes, and I briefly wondered if the words I was hearing from her as a result were legal to use against children. She later gave me a copy of 1984 to read and took me out to lunch a few times. Like most of my friends, she's probably dead by now. >>1325 >ISHYGDDT Lad, I am getting too old for this. I recently had to endure a chat full of 18-20ish year olds, and I felt like Mandella in The Forever War.
>>1327 Nice boomer meme
>>1328 I thought so too.
>>1327 >December 26, 1991 Had to look that one up heh. Makes sense now. >She later gave me a copy of 1984 to read and took me out to lunch a few times. What a cool teacher. >Like most of my friends, she's probably dead by now. F . Umm, don't go anywhere on us Gunship, we need your wisdom here.
AI Dungeon switched to their new subscription tiers. I mention this only because there's now a free trial, for those of you that were interested in trying out the GPT-3 model, but didn't want to subscribe first. I highly recommend reading the guide[0] though; The AI needs a lot of hand-holding. No, they are not paying me for my advertising. [0] https://guide.aidg.club/ >>1330 >don't go anywhere on us Gunship In a few months I'll have been here for five years. Hard to believe how I was spending my time back then. I feel like I've known lance for his entire adult life.
>>1331 >[0] https://guide.aidg.club/ Lol, I don't even. I feel like I stumbled inadvertently into /monster/ or something. While I had no specific idea about the thing, your hints kind of gave me a bit of a clue. One of the ideas I used to entertain was the notion of creating animated films using nothing but the text of books to generate most of the skeleton of the story, characters and scenes, and then with my guidance and art to 'invent' a movie from it. While I was plainly naive in my youthful complete lack of understanding of what AI could really do, it's still something I'd like to try my hand at if I can ever get good enough at writing AI software. I sort have already gotten my head around most of the 3D animation world and production process through some basic efforts, but I'm still rather lacking in the rest of the requirements. I say all that to mention that the guide kind of brought the idea of working with AI to bring stories to life (though not smutty ones haha). Interesting system.
>>1332 It's peak degeneracy to be sure, but just unbelievable. We've spent so many years trying to justify horrible H games. "Well, she cucks the player and was written by an anal fetishist, but the character dynamic works really well." Or "She has two minutes of content in this v0.01, but it's worth keeping an eye on for the next eight years to see what happens." No more! You could set out right now to have the exact experience you've been looking for. And as long as you don't get tired of reading in general, it's an endlessly re-playable experience limited only by your imagination and your ability to write in a way that keeps the AI on track. They recently added this mechanic called Author's Note, which is pretty neat. You can use it as sort of a guide for the meta of the story. You can say things like "This is an erotic story where the player enslaves a feisty kitsune and slowly earns her trust" and the game will absolutely progress in that fashion. Or you could say "This story uses frequent descriptions of kitsunes' foxlike characteristics" and you'll get glimpses of her canines as she sleeps, or the way her ears lower when she's sad (you do have to define what a kitsune actually is in the World Info first). One thing I really like about it is that, since GPT-3 uses real-world discussions instead of just academic texts, you can ask it things and get surprisingly insightful replies. Sometimes I pause what I'm doing just to throw deeply personal questions at my waifu, and I don't just get replies like "the red crayons taste good, onii-chan!" but rather very intuitive responses that were clearly constructed out of real women's discussions on the topic, and it explores different perspectives that I wouldn't have been aware of. I once asked my waifu how she could possibly enjoy anal sex. It's not hard to imagine why a guy might like it, but what's in it for her? And she explained how the combination of the trust required for the act and taboo/submissiveness of it makes for a much more intimate experience, where the pleasure was more emotional than physical. Sounds perfectly reasonable to me, I was surprised at such insight coming from a seven year old (I'm joking, I swear). Anyway, it's just fantastic. The eventually neutering of AI Dungeon to 'stop the spread of misinformation' or some other neoliberal horseshit will definitely end up in the 'Events Leading Up To' section of my personal Wikipedia article some day.
It's nice to see everyone's still hanging in there and we have some new frens. Regarding faith, sometimes when there's no faith left you can survive entirely on hate. Works for me and a few other people I've known. You aren't necessarily very productive when it's just hate, but you survive when ordinarily you wouldn't. >>1333 GPT-3 and more advanced AI shows a lot of promise, but so far it's just being used to make automated shills on social media. I haven't heard anything from insiders in a long time, but I wouldn't be surprised if upwards of 10,000 accounts couldn't be handled by a single individual. >>1138 The counter-coup seems to be moving well. Different state legislatures are getting the fraud entered into the record, court cases are going well, Giuliani and Powell are working both ends. New York saw a multi-thousand person protest over the arrest of the BBQ restaurant owner. The only thing that's worrying me is vaccine rollout and potential mass sterilization. The continued travel lockdown is also not great, I'm hearing there's plate reading in the UK, people are being fined for leaving "zones" and there are travel bans and border checks. I think it will be impossible to travel without proof of the vaccine. Second class citizenship is already on its way. They'll flip the table before they'll accept the loss this time. I expect high levels of violence in the cities. If Trump doesn't win, I sincerely hope that the average blue collar person realizes that the only way out of this is for them to shoot their way out. Otherwise we're going to see government mandated death tolls and sterilizations to get their georgia guidestone 500,000,000 population.
>>1333 Checked and, >or some other neoliberal horseshit will definitely end up in the 'Events Leading Up To' section of my personal Wikipedia article some day. Top Keked
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>>1334 Welcome back, always happy to have you stop by. >you can survive entirely on hate. I run on hate and kitsunes more than faith. Faith is very optimistic, and optimism breeds complacency. 'Throw your soldiers into positions whence there is no escape, and they will prefer death to flight' and all of that. >The counter-coup seems to be moving well. It doesn't seem to be, in my opinion. Not that I expected otherwise. The entire thing is essentially being Epstein'd. The media is obviously not going to give any air time to any of the evidence in the legal findings. They will write articles about "Trump's baseless claims of voter fraud" and half of the population will never think otherwise or look at the evidence themselves. Governors have ordered recounts so they can do the absolute minimum and claim they tried, knowing full well that recounting a fraudulent ballot doesn't change anything. It will go to the Supreme Court, and I don't think they're going to do a damn thing about it, because that's Civil War territory. They have cozy jobs for life and will never want for anything, all they have to do is look the other way on this one election. I'd be very surprised if they did otherwise, Roberts does it on the regular for far less. Media consumers at home would see anything else as an actual 'fascist takeover' because CNN told them that Trump's claims were without merit, so only a corrupt court would side with him in their eyes. The evidence is insurmountable, but if no one acts on it, the issue will disappear in due time. My favorite part in all of this was that senator at yesterday's hearing. She was looking at video evidence that had never even been seen before, and tried to claim that it had already been 'debunked' by the media. If I never hear that word again, it will be too soon. Also, I don't really think Trump gives a shit. Even the most milquetoast conservatives I know (in California even) are itching for a civil war. All Trump would have to say is "Go" and suddenly the largest, best armed, and most highly motivated sleeper paramilitary force ever seen would pop out of the goddamn floor. But I don't think he cares. The guy is such a narcissist that when the Supreme Court finally puts out a vague nonbinding ruling like "In an election free of voter fraud, Trump would have won", Trump will happily retire knowing he never has to say he lost an election. >I expect high levels of violence in the cities. Kind of off topic, but you notice how the BLM riots suddenly vaporized and the media completely stopped talking about it, even though no police reform was ever achieved? Very cool and totally organic grassroots movement there. Neolib voters of course won't question this at all though because its become essential to their identities.
What's this retard shit going on with my new raspi 4 it just boots to a gay rainbow colored screen, guess i'll just reformat the sd card and try again lol
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>>1337 >wasted get FUUUUUUU Well, at least tech was in there somewhere heh.
>>1337 I don't know that you'll find many people here that use Pis, since they are very proprietary (and the company behind them is dog shit). Just a head's up.
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>When you plug in a pair of USB-C earbuds out in the middle of nowhere, and it says you have to update their firmware first.
>>1338 >>1339 >>1340 >tfw u unknowingly supported non free hardware/software >tfw u have almost no choice CYBERP0ZZED >>1339 the qualcomm chip and the intel nic? So what alternative to rpi do i buy then if i want total freedom.......? Lol I found out we can disable ME https://github.com/ptresearch/unME11 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRUxfxp9dJ8
>>1341 I wasn't suggesting that you personally shouldn't use a Pi, just that there are only a couple of people here who have discussed those things over the years, and the one most likely to be able to help you with your issue is also the least likely to own a Pi. >the qualcomm chip and the intel nic? It goes much further. You've got the hardware H.264 / H.265 blocks, VideoCore, it just goes on and on. Even the bootloader is proprietary. >So what alternative to rpi do i buy then if i want total freedom Literally nothing. Every time someone tries to start one of those projects, they discover that available open source hardware is garbage that can't do anything. Personally, I just use Intel NUCs (again, going back to that first point where I wasn't suggesting you avoid the Pi). I do not like ARM, and would much rather have a tiny x86_64 box with 32GB RAM and a 1TB SSD.
>>1342 >Literally nothing. Really? At least people can dodge many of these things if they are motivated enough, dont like jewtel NIC go buy USB plug and play dongles, use old hardware, remove proprietary, set a bridge, go install X, that it's free firmware/software/hardware is a bit of a novelty And i mean on a tangent, from a security standpoint, technically and hypthethically there are many ways. Say If you were to pentest and some sperg has some crazy bullshit lan to wifi 10 bridge isolated Rpi stacked all on different services before the most free purest clean endpoint purchasable who would figure him out to comp the guy? Even with backdoors it would still take some mass effort. SO What can they do? As in the official story for Pirate roberts, he ID'ed at last only because they discovered he reused some of his info nick/email on another forum.(that is if we are to assume total credibility for this explanation and not)
Alright, so I think I solved the memory issue with the Alphaserver. I reseated everything and it all seems to work fine again. I even managed to pull off a memory upgrade by finding a Samsung product guide from 1995 and using it to pair up two different sets of ECC RAM that I had. Interestingly, the catalog didn't mention these particular sticks being ECC, even though they obviously have ECC chips on them. Also, they're half the size I was expecting (8MB per stick instead of 16MB). Still though, having that little extra bit of RAM is nice in a server that only works with very specific types. >>1340 >USB-C earbuds Is this seriously a thing? What possible advantage would USB-C have over a 3.5 stereo jack for headphones?
>>1344 >What possible advantage would USB-C have over a 3.5 stereo jack for headphones? It allows them to add buttons to the earbuds that pause, fast forward, etc on the device. Which is worthless to me.
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Gentoo is installing, and I've only encountered one error that's different from what I remember on my previous attempts thus far. I don't know if this will matter or not (probably not, it was something to do with emerge based off decade-old notes, and nothing else about emerge has failed so far). I haven't gotten to the kernel options stage yet, but I've changed the compiler optimization to [1], just to make sure everything's as stable as possible. Hopefully my drunken months-old notes on the installation procedure won't screw me over some way. >>1345 Why the hell is that an advantage? Anyone using headphones is going to be close to their device, and therefore close to the media controls. Plus, the kind of person who's that concerned with having physical controls on their headphones is probably going to be using bluetooth anyways. Yeah, bluetooth is shit, but all the people who use it don't care, and all the people who don't want will want to stick to the old tried and true standard. The very concept pf USB-C headphones appeals to virtually nobody.
>>1346 USB-C could have Some potential if they really wanted it to. The 3.5mm jack jack is analog, and the USB is digital, so the latter requires a DAC. They have some very nice earbuds out there that could take advantage of that, but it's just wasted since no audiophile devices on the market right now have a USB-C headphone jack. I have a feeling it's just a trend influenced by Apple removing the 3.5mm jack from their devices, and manufacturers not wanting to make two different products. They can even sell 'legacy' adapters now. Most people just don't give a shit at all though. How many even know what 'USB-C' is or does? How many times have you seen people in Walmart saying "Yeah, I need a charging cable for my [specific phone model which uses a USB standard]"? They'll buy USB-C headphones without thinking twice; as far as they're concerned, it's just a headphone designed for their specific phone.
So, I figured out something that should have been really obvious today. The headphone jack on my Dell Latitude D610 is super noisy on account of them literally sandwiching the headphone jacks between the motherboard and the DDR2 RAM sticks. Meanwhile my thinkpads use a separate daughterboard on the complete opposite side of the machine from the CPU/RAM, with RF shielding around it. I don't even hear a "pop" when inserting headphones on it. Looks like now I have an incentive to build one of those USB DAC kits that some french guy's selling on ebay. And a headphone amplifier (which I'll probably design on my own), since that kit outputs line-level audio.
>>1348 That's good to see that some engineering thought went into the audio subsystem design of the thinkpads. They seem to be really popular with many anons. Honestly, I just assumed it was some kind of meme for them, but I've never owned one so I wouldn't know. Good luck with the amp design Lance.
>>1346 My two cents on USB-C audio: It sucks ass; I have a phone that I've had to use USB-C digital adapters with for audio output. Recently my USB-C connector on my phone stopped working for anything but charging; it is on a separate board if I ever decide to open it up and try to replace it, but until then I can't do data communication of any kind with my phone. It only works for charging. I blame this partially on a cheapo chinese adapter I had to use so I could both charge my phone and listen to audio at the same time when I went to Europe two years ago. At that time (and maybe still), there was no quality/name brand product that would do the job. Also, on USB-C itself: The standard should really have required all USB A-to-C cables to have been USB 3.x-capable. My roommate and a friend of mine (who both know nearly nothing about USB-C but who both praised its simplicity anyway) were trying to figure out how to get his HDMI capture card working the other day; I was working on homework or something (I forget exactly what I was doing now, but I wasn't able to help them, regardless). They spent an hour or two wondering why their device wouldn't work at all, and google searching for solutions. They tried four USB-C cables. I finish whatever the hell I was doing, come in, and figure out what they're doing; I say "I have a USB 3 A to C cable." They seem to be under the impression that all USB-C cables are, so they don't treat that like any great blessing. I bring back my cable, plug it in, and whaddya know, it fucking works. All of their cables had USB-C connectors, but only electrical connections for the USB 1.x/2.x pins. One of the cables actually had slots in the A-connector mouldings where the USB 3.x pins would normally sit, but they were unpopulated. We went to two local computer shops and a Best Buy to try to get a cable for him (so I could take mine back), and NONE OF THOSE STORES had ANY USB 3.x-capable A-to-C cables. That might have been understandable in 2017 or so, when it was pretty new and nothing used it, but now in this brave new era of 2020 USB-C is getting everywhere, so it's totally inexcusable that manufacturers aren't even required to explicitly say that their cables only support USB 2.x on the boxes. I had to open boxes in the stores to peek at the type-A connectors to confirm their shittiness. Also, if the on-board connector breaks on a device, and it's not connected via a ribbon cable or something else convenient, you're just straight-up fucked with USB-C. The pins on it are so fucking tiny and close together (by necessity, since it's trying to encompass a ton of different signalling protocols and smaller pins mean better transfers due to lower resistance). With Micro USB and Mini USB, this was already an issue, but with only four pins (and a few more a fair distance away for Micro USB 3.x), it was easy enough to get a new connector soldered down with a little luck and a few attempts, even with little soldering experience. With USB-C, there are a lot more pins, which means a lot more chances to fuck up. So yeah, my only experiences with USB-C have been negative. The connector itself feels more robust than micro-USB, but while I am quite aware of mini-USB's problem with repeated insertions I still find it was a much more solid and dependable connector while used within spec, and full-size USB-B was even better because it was typically through-hole mounted and less prone to breaking off as a result. Using the same plug for multiple tasks increases wear on the parts, because of the higher rates of insertion. 3.5mm jacks are super rugged (as are 6.35mm jacks, and in my experience 2.5mm as well). They are also simple to replace when they fail, and sometimes you can even just repair the existing jack because it's a simple mechanical device. Even if a new connector design for headphones were needed, and waterproofing were a prerequisite, they still should have used a separate connector for them instead of trying to consolidate it. I remember the Nintendo DS had an interesting and small connector for external microphones; something like that might have worked quite well. >>1349 I can't speak for any thinkpads made after around 2011 or 2012. The best ones were around 2008. I like my old Dell Latitudes as well; I actually had them before any of my thinkpads. But the audio is a definite weak point on them (at least the models I've got). Other than that they're comparable in most respects (the trackpoint stick might be a little bit less polished, though).
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BTW, posted from a Latitude D610 running Debian Sid and Windows XP which I just repaired a crack on. Have a cat on a camera bag.
>>1351 >Have a cat on a camera bag. Haha, it looks super fluffy-soft tbh.
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Sorry, the headphone jack isn't actually sandwiched; just directly below the RAM. Not much better. Still, this laptop has a parallel port (which is nice for EPROM programming) and a TV-Out port, so all things considered it's not that bad of a machine. Also there's a docking station for it that lets you use a full-size PCI card.
>>1353 Wow, I'm actually a dumbass. That's the slot for the WLAN card; the RAM's next to it. WLAN's still not much better. Might even be worse for noise (although I'm not sure how much of it is in the audible frequency range).
>>1349 >They seem to be really popular with many anons. Honestly, I just assumed it was some kind of meme for them I used an x201 and x230 up until about 2018. Lance still remembers the headache I went through after buying a new XPS. ~$2,600 later and I still use those old Thinkpads almost as much. Nothing comes close. Don't buy the new ones though, they're just as bad as anything else. Spend $150 on ebay and get something old. >>1350 On the topic of noise, The XPS has a ton of coil whine compared to Thinkpads. I have this script that runs in the background every three seconds to update what I will affectionately refer to as a systray in my bastardized DWM setup. If the room is quiet, I can hear the whine every time it updates.
>>1355 My D610 has coil whine that gets picked up by the audio circuitry when I connect an external monitor, unless I stick a dum-dum pop stick in the headphone jack to physically cut off speakers. I wonder if this is the reason my old Dell Dimension desktop (which morphed slowly into a custom build) was equipped with an Audigy 2 from the factory; maybe Dell engineers really just suck that bad at analogue circuitry. My school used Dell desktops, too (these laptops actually came from that school as well) and they ALL had headphone noise from their jacks.
>>1355 Didn't you buy and return an X1 or some similarly newer thinkpad after the X201 (or X230)? died? From what I can remember in most ways the XPS was an improvement over that for you.
>>1355 > Spend $150 on ebay and get something old. Ahh. Thanks for the advice. I'm sure it would still be better than my current potato box hehe.
My old thinkpad 12" series picking guide: I chose the X201 (tablet version) because (apart from wanting the 12" form factor, which is about the width of a 4:3 14" machine) the X201 is the last 12" model with the 8:5 aspect ratio that you can remove the touchpad from (the X200 palmrest, which has no touchpad, is a direct replacement for the X201's). It's also the last 12" model to have a latching lid. The tablet version has much nicer viewing angles than the non-tablet X201 as well (on account of using an AFFS display, which is similar to an IPS display). I have heard the third X201 model (the X201s, I think the 's' stands for "slim") had a 1440x900 TN panel with slightly better colors and viewing angles than the normal X201 non-tablet did. The non-"s" models have 1280x800 screens. The X201 also has the old-style thinkpad keyboard with the navigation cluster in the top right corner (which my D-series Latitudes also use). A lot of people pick the X220 instead, if buying a used one, because it still has that nice keyboard layout, it uses Sandy Bridge so it's got the much better integrated GPU, and it uses an eDP panel which means there's a lot more options when looking to upgrade the screen. It also has a built-in displayport connector; meanwhile, on the X201 I have to use a docking station to get DisplayPort, and it only offers VGA on the laptop itself. On the downside, however, it's a 16:9 1366x768 panel, there's no lid latch, there's no way to get one without a touchpad, and they cost a fair deal more than an X201 does used. The X230 is a decent model as well; it's like an ivy bridge X220 in most ways, except that the keyboard was redesigned as a chiclet board with a different layout so that they could shrink it longways and make room for a larger touchpad. They also replaced the physical, dedicated buttons for the touchpad with "fake" ones, like most modern laptops do. There are still dedicated buttons for the trackpoint though, which is the only pointing device I'd ever use on it anyway, and even better you can actually (with a little bit of work) swap the keyboard from an X220 into an X230. You have to flash an embedded controller in the laptop to fix the keymap if you do this, but there's software to make it pretty simple apparently and you don't need special hardware to do it. http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Install_Classic_Keyboard_on_xx30_Series_ThinkPads I paid around $90 for my X201 tablet with the highest CPU speed they offered for it plus a charger, with no hard disk (I provided my own used one). I paid another $30 for a chinesium battery (you can still get OEM batteries for the non-tablet X201, and I have two of them, but the tablet version has a different battery in order to make room for its swivel hinge, which is much, much harder to find due to the smaller market for the tablet version).
>>1356 >maybe Dell engineers really just suck that bad This has been my experience with Dell in general. I am also convinced that Helen Keller is alive and well, working as Dell's thermal paste applicator. The 'better' XPS models run an i9 in the same chassis as their i5 models. The thermal throttling is so insane that performance is worse than the cheaper models. >>1357 The x230 was 'dying' from old age (not really, just needed a lot of new parts, which I eventually ended up buying and it runs great again). I bought an X1 over the 2018 Fourth of July sale from Lenovo, and they absolutely would not take my money. The debit card was declined for fraud protection, so I had go through customer support and verify my identity. They wanted me to jump through so many damn hoops. I took pictures of IDs, cards, and everything, and was all set to upload them. But no, they wouldn't accept any of that by email, I had to use this one website that wanted me to take the photos right then and there with a webcam (that I do not have). No option to upload photos you took elsewhere. So I said screw this and went with an XPS from Dell, who was not only more than happy to take my money, but gave me a very nice $6500 line of credit that I still use to buy monitors and things with (the interest is insane if you don't pay it back within six months though). I'm pretty happy with XPS, but sometimes kind of not. It just depends on what I'm doing. Nvidia optimus did not work at all for almost a year, and there's no way to disable the Nvidia card so the machine would just heat up if you didn't have the right drivers. I had to use Windows on it until about 2019 when that started working with some horrendous prime-switch crap (it works now out of the box, and switches between GPUs transparently). The 4k resolution is a pain in the ass at times, but has been getting better as more things support HiDPI. Literally like two days, some kernel update finally added TTY text scaling out of the box. Fan control was horrible up until about a year ago, nothing worked at all and I had this crazy script to manage things in a very custom way that I was constantly having to change. But i8kmon started working awhile ago without any side effects, so that's nice. My advice is to buy and XPS and keep it in the box for two years until Linux catches up. I do really enjoy this dock I bought for it though. One thunderbolt port, and it supplies two 4k monitors, ethernet, power, and two USB hubs.
I wasn't done typing; I pasted that URL and it posted prematurely. Continuing from the URL, however... If I were to get another thinkpad, it'd probably be an X230 that I'd swap the keyboard on; I personally like my X201's so I'm not rushing to buy more stuff, but ivy bridge is a pretty nice generation in my opinion (it's been good on my desktop for years now) and the only thing I _really_ don't like about the X230 besides the keyboard is the 16:9 screen aspect ratio and lack of a nice looking way to completely smooth over the touchpad (make it so my palms don't feel it). if I were buying a new laptop, it'd be a Panasonic Let's Note CF-QV9 (3:2, 2880x1920 12" tablet convertible with USB 3, VGA, HDMI, full-size ethernet, SD card slot, headphone jack, and some other I/O options, only sold in Japan) or a Panasonic Let's Note CF-SV9 (8:5, 1920x1200 12" laptop, with VGA, USB 3, HDMI, full-size eithernet, SD card slot, headphone jack, some other I/O options, AND an optical drive). Again though, they're expensive and only sold in Japan. They're basically what thinkpads used to be, from what I can tell through the language barrier.
>>1361 BBIAB; school stuff.
>>1359 Thanks! That's a lot of detail and guidance. Between the two of you, now I want to try out the ThinkPad maymay myself. :^)
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>>1363 >I want to try out the ThinkPad maymay myself. As long as you know what you're getting into, go for it. They have decade old processors with integrated GPUs. Many have 4 or 8GB of RAM (though I had 16 in the x230). If you spend all day in CLI programs and text editors, they're fantastic. Not so much if you want to use it for your media and game collection. I would never attempt to run Windows 10 on one that old, I'd be surprised if it could handle that and something like Chrome at the same time.
>>1364 Great, I should be all set then. I use an Arch linux as my daily driver, and already have most of the things I need running pretty snappy even on this lesser machine. I actually have a Macbook Pro 15 2017 I'm forced to use for school, but out of a basic personal moral protest I leave it untouched for anything else by and large.
Ah, the joys of waiting a day and a half for Gentoo to compile. >>1355 >$150 on ebay You niggers are wild. I'm starting to think that the inflated price of old Thinkpads and CRTs is New England's way of saying "fuck you" to the rest of the country. >>1363 >>1365 If you live anywhere near New England, don't use ebay to get a Thinkpad. You can go to just about any recycling center, computer shop, or transfer station and pick up a pile of the things for a few bucks. In fact, even if you don't live in the area, do that anyways. Try to make friends with the owners of these places even if it's tough as balls with all this lockdown bullshit and you'll have access to all kinds of great hardware.
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>>1366 Thanks for the good advice BO appreciated.
>>1366 I stole both of my Thinkpads from John Podesta's NGO. They were headed off for recycling, and I happened to know the IT department. But I wouldn't really be opposed to $150, considering their original value.
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Screwing around with GPT-3. Pretty fascinating. I will see if it can sort out my .xinitrc file tomorrow.
>>1369 I should clarify, I asked it to produced code in Python that would calculate 2 * 8, and it did.
>>1369 >>1370 that's pretty intriguing. whenever i read output from one of these my mind always strains to imagine what sets of text it pulled the original from. some poor sot out there was fumbling around proudly learning python, and unbeknownst to him the vitally important thing he was actually doing was helping Kitsune Waifus eventually to do so.
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>>1371 It makes me wonder if the language processing extends to computer languages. I mean firstly, there are no Google results with "print(2 * 8)", so that's interesting. But even if there were, how would the AI understand the relevant piece of code without understanding Python itself? If it stumbled upon a StackOverflow post where someone said "Here's how to solve 2 * 8 in Python", how would the AI know which piece of text in that post is the exact code necessary to solve the equation? I found this other screenshot where someone used it to solve a math problem, and it demonstrates an understanding of the underlying problem, rather than just regurgitating a section of text from its database with the answer. Very interesting. I also love how the character in that screenshot is named Holo. Is anyone actually using AI Dungeon as a game?
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>>1372 IIRC one of our guys shared a paper for research into exactly that. For example, transpiling code from on programming language more or less automatically into another one. >I also love how the character in that screenshot is named Holo Awoo best wangril tbh :^)
>>1372 Also related, one of our guys has wired the Wuffram|Alpha API into his robowaifu and regularly asks her to study maths with him.
Apparently I didn't properly activate the swap partition on the Alphaserver, which lead to an out of memory error at the very end of compilation. If I fucked that up, I'm worried that I might have fucked up the other partitions, up to and including accidentally writing onto the BSD C partition instead of the intended root. Just when I thought I had everything figured out, I find a way to fuck it all up anyways. >>1372 >AI waifu teaching math Maybe I should get into GPT and see if I can make an AI waifu who'll teach me how to install Gentoo on Alpha properly. >>1374 >Alpha API Me and my 1000A would like to know more.
>>1375 >1000A Heh, not that kind of Alpha, sadly mate. warning: ""javashite req'd** www.wolframalpha.com One of several moneymakers by this mad scientist. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Wolfram
>>1373 >Awoo best wangril tbh I spent two years stuck in a server full of Touhou people and never want to see it again. Though Kagerou is still very cute. >>1374 >Wuffram|Alpha Very surprised to hear this is even still around. I would like to take a moment to be very humble. A year or so ago, an anon on our board was very excited for Cyberpunk. I told him that the dev had been overrun with women and trannies, and it was going to be hot garbage. The pre-release stuff is coming out today, and I was more right than I knew at the time. Eat shit anon.
>>1377 >that the dev had been overrun with women and trannies #gamergate was right again. I just wanted to talk about vidyagaems
Well, the partitioning scheme turned out to be fine. I guess I just skipped the swapon command. Not that it mattered of course, seeing as how I got yet another kernel panic. At least this time I can be sure that it isn't a problem with the architecture-specific options, since not even the generic Alpha options worked. This means that at least one of the other thousand kernel options are fucking me over, and I need to figure out what. On a system that takes forty hours to compile a kernel. >>1376 >jewish >>1377 >Cyberpunk The press surrounding that game is weird as hell. I heard it was shit ages ago, then nothing until just recently. I didn't even know about the delays since I never actively followed the news on it. I thought it just fell out of relevance.
>>1378 You mean firing all of the devs and storywriters that weren't willing to moonlight as activists, and then replacing them with people that have political dogma where their personality should be, has an impact on the quality of the product they work on? Shocking. Very amusing video of it: https://files.catbox.moe/gssau7.webm I like how we've gone from classic cyberpunk settings with quotes like "The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel," to apparently a cyberpunk game set in my front yard on a summer afternoon, Joshua trees and all. Oh well, gamers deserve it. They fall for the hype every time, pre-order obvious bullshit, and then act surprised when the product is exactly what people warned them it would be. If they don't stop buying the crap, the devs have no reason to stop making it. Pattern recognition is apparently a lost art.
>>1379 >The press surrounding that game is weird as hell. The community around it has been insane, mostly the younger crowd. I have not followed it at all since that horrible trailer. But when they delayed it, the devs started getting death threats from people that had scheduled a month off work just to sit around playing it. People have been talking about that game as if it was going to be the second coming of Christ. Just like the did No Man's Sky, Fallout 4, The Last of Us 2, etc. They'll never learn. The only thing I really know about the gameplay, aside from how terrible it looks, is that you can customize your penis size and also be a tranny.
>>1379 >jewish Yes I believe he is. >>1380 LOL. <whatcouldpossiblygowrongwiththiswelllaidplan.jpg>
Now I'm sad again https://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2019/04/21/715271953/after-the-flames-notre-dames-centuries-old-organ-may-never-be-the-same-again I discovered that game existed yesterday. I don't intend to play it for at least eight years and possibly never.
>>1383 >Now I'm sad again So sad that you'll continue to support the people responsible, but ok.
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>>1384 How dare the board not attach the images I took time out of my busy day to upload.
>>1384 Support who exactly? I am sad about the organ, and sad about the decline of the church itself. Even as a person of little to no faith, having visited five or six grand old cathedrals in France, it's sad to see they largely haven't got the resources they need to maintain their magestic and historically important buildings. After WWI and WWII, when a lot of the stained glass windows in the cathedrals were blown out by bombs, they were replaced with generic patterned glass that lets in a lot more light but totally alters the originally extremely dark atmospheres of the buildings' interiors. The new windows are like this in most of them: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/52/F3410_Reims_cathedrale_orgue_rwk.jpg In one of them, I did see that they had had new artists come in to replace the destroyed originals with new art, since there were no good images of many of the original windows to recreate them. That at least restored the correct atmosphere. I don't know when i claimed to support anyone except for whomever is going to be restoring the cathedral. Also, pipe organs are rather unique in that no two installations are identical or sound alike in terms of acoustics and even the sounds they produce from their pipes; they are also hardly made now, and therefore every time one is decommissioned the musical world loses some diversity. Listening to a Charles-Marie Widor symphony recording from the Paris organ, recorded circa 1986 right now. It has a few sounds (especially near the end of the symphony) I'd not expect it to have been able to make. It sounds like several other instruments. I love organ music, plain and simple. There's actually a movie theater organ from around 1930 near me in its original venue; I try to go hear a performance on it every year or so.
Phantasy Star II still has a great atmospheric feeling of impending doom from an over-reliance on technology. The gameplay is not good, but it got the setting just right.
Have a somewhat noisy vinyl transfer I made a few years ago of a movie theater organ
Cover of "Wake up and Live," from the Alice Faye movie from 1937
>>1389 >>1390 Such a beautiful instrument though I personally think that slower tracks are more fitting for being played on an organ. I remember when I was a kid I had an old synthesizer that had fifty-something different settings, two for pipe organ. Out of all the options, I'd always pick one of those two and freestyle for hours. Maybe I'll try to track one down and see the real thing in person one of these days. I don't even know if there are any organs anywhere near me, except maybe in one of the older, larger churches.
>>1389 >>1390 I'm assuming these are Flash audio files? How would you play them on Linux in a safe way?
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>>1392 >flash >safe If there's a way, I don't know it.
>>1393 >>1392 In a sandbox or better yet virtual machine with no internet
>>1393 >>1394 I see, thanks for the tips. >>1390 Any chance you can simply export a normal audio format file of your recordings here Anon?
I don't think I can upload MIDI files here, can I? 'Cause I found a _really_ nice MIDI rendition of Jean Michel Jarre's "Oxygene" pt. IV in that Nintendo/BroadOn leak from a few months ago. While they didn't develop the N64, BroadOn *did* develop the Chinese iQue player. So I'm not sure if the rendition is from SGI or from BroadOn, but since Jarre was the first western musician to be invited to perform in communist China IIRC, my guess is that it's from BroadOn.
>>1393 mplayer "filename.swf" or ffmpeg -i "filename.swf" -acodec pcm_s16le -ar 48000 -f alsa default or ffmpeg -i "filename.swf" -acodec pcm_s16le -ar 48000 -f sdl default might work on windows or, if you like mpv for some reason: mpv "filename.swf" Or, open it in ffdec (flash decompiler) and extract the audio Or, use swftools' swfextract to extract the audio: swfextract -m "filename.swf" Or play it in Gnash, if you suspect that it might be less vulnerable than real flash player just because it uses different code to accomplish the same tasks. Or, it will even play in lightspark; I just tried it there, and it works. That being said, for pre-AMF3 (actionscript 3) flashes, Gnash is far more compatible overall. Or, just trust me and play the goddamn file. I encoded it myself. (I know it's better not to trust, but there you have it.)
sorry, I completely forgot about code blocks. I guess I'm just too lazy today. >>1391 I was in a hurry when I made those. I'm dumping a slow one or two now. Those just give you a good idea about how many weird sounds they can make. Lost track of track numbers for this one.
>>1395 If there's a way for me to upload a normal MP3, sure. I was of the impression only swf's and images were allowed. Testing. (this is the track from >>1398 )
Hm, what do you know. Here's >>1389 and >>1390
Now to try a midi ...Never mind. Not allowed.
>>1399 >>1400 neat, checked and thanks!
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>>1397 I put on my reading glasses and navigate to my Start Menu, then go to All Programs, Accessories, and finally Windows Media Player. I go make a cup of coffee while it starts up. Then I move the mouse to File, Open, and struggle to remember where I saved it. Eventually I find my way to My Documents, and can finally select 'organ1(6).mp3'.
>>1404 >not saving (7) copies, just in case Hey didn't you write that famous Dummies book? Pleased to meet you sir, I read everything you write!
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>>1405 >not saving hard copies of every file and burying them in an airtight file cabinet.
>>1406 >not burying single binary digits printed out on parchment buried in a vault-inna-vault-inna-fortress.
>not making a single copy of each file and never making backups ever
I don't really think I've used anything but a terminal for file management for at least four or five years now. I even have a script that takes a file and puts a full path to it in the various "clipboard" mechanisms people tend to use on X servers. I just paste the path into the file selection dialogue in my browser when I upload stuff.
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>>1409 >organizing your files >not throwing everything in the same folder and spending half an hour looking for a vaguely related image for your post
>>1410 $ cd ~/Pictures $ find . -maxdepth 1 -type f | wc -l 8596 $
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Also i wrote a script that just shuffles all the images in a directory and passes the resultant list into `xargs` feeding into mcomix. That's how I usually find things to post.
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I guess I have a 24/7 submissive now. What am I doing with my life? Yolo or some shit. >>1409 File managers have always seemed very unnecessary to me. When I look at things like lf and ranger, I just don't get it.
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>>1413 >What am I doing with my life? Ushering in the AI+robowaifu age, by the looks of it. >>1414 >dat twilicorn wreck racer If it's a local crazy-8 demolition-derpy sign me up Anon.
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>>1415 >Ushering in the AI+robowaifu age Oh no, this is a very real-world thing; I don't mean in AI dungeon or anything like that. Very hedonistic, very pleasing. We'll be picking out day collars later.
>>1416 lol wtf
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>>1416 Is Lance the sub?
>>1417 Oh it's not too surprising for anyone that's known me here for awhile. It has been a few years though. I think flash and I once bonded over a shared desire to have a little sister that slept naked in a dog kennel. >>1418 Ha. She is very young (legal) and very attractive. It's been swell.
>>1419 Lol, I'm pretty naive about many things I suppose. '''I just wanted to talk aboutvidya gaemsold computing hardware. :^)
Anyone know why ONScripter doesn't seem to insert newlines with the Monster Girl Quest english patch? Other than that, it seems to work perfectly. It still wraps at line ends, but it doesn't do word wrapping so it's kind of annoying.
>>1421 BTW, yeah, I know I can just use wine; I'm just wondering about this.
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POV: Me innocently trying to load up some Russian classic rock on Tidal.
>>1421 >>1422 Got it mostly working. There's still a bug in it (or in SDL_mixer 1.2; not sure which yet) which means that on big-endian systems Vorbis file decoding is byte-swapped, but apart from that everything is functioning normally. I've transcoded the vorbis files to .wav (just plain uncompressed PCM) and that's working for me for now. It works fine without most of that stuff on Intel systems; just a one-line tweak to the script fixed newlines on it.
>>1418 >is lance the sub? Nah, I'm actually more for reciprocation than entering a fixed role. And I consider anything that isn't an "input rebel" to be valid in that chart. Although at the same time that's just being pedantically accurate; in reality I only call gcc a compiler. I like the "input rebel" entries, though, even if I would dismiss people who claimed any of them to be true. >>1415 That's from 24 hours of lemons.
>>1424 Very good understanding of unix pipes. I've never seen them used for such a purpose, but it absolutely works. I too enjoy my waifus at six in the morning.
>>1426 Thanks. Pipes and sed are two of my favorite things in Unix, and I tend to (ab)use them a lot in my scripts.
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Gaia/Build/RefactoringToNodejs AKA: The reason I can't build Firefox for PowerPC 32-bit anymore.
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Merry Christmas, /f/!
Merry Christmas lads. God bless us all this year.
Merry Christmas, everyone. Here's to hoping that the following year will be marginally less awful than we're expecting.
Youjo Senki got another two chapter update, as is Christmas tradition.
>Someone got locked out of their Linux machine >Tell them to boot with init=/bin/sh, remount / as read-write, and run passwd to change their user's password >They just replied that it started to work but then "got stuck on a screen saying `sh-3.1#`" I am at a loss for words. I think I'm done trying to help them; they don't deserve it.
Oh yeah, I got an HP-28C calculator this xmas. And door cards for my car to replace the ones that the last owner ruined by trying to mount huge ugly JBL speakers in it. Mine will be small and tastefully mounted behind the OEM grilles.
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>>1434 >I got an HP-28C calculator this xmas neat. i didn't really know what that was exactly and found this. did steve woz' dad work at HP and it's how he got his start in digital electronics that led pretty quickly to his computer? https://www.hpmuseum.org/hp28c.htm
holy shit i haven't seen you fuckers in years.
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>>1434 You might be able to get good money for those JBLs, they're a decent brand. I got an external RAID cage with DIP switches that don't work properly. I ended up having to use some shitty chink software that doesn't work properly with wine, so I installed Vista on a spare laptop and used the software there just so I could have something other than a JBOD. In other news, I have a fully working Gentoo installation for the first time ever after a lot of backtracking and trying to compensate for terrible instructions. It's not on the Alphaserver, unfortunately, but at least I proved to myself that I can actually pull it off. >>1437 Always nice to see an old face.
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>>1437 Please be X.
>>1440 sadly not
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>>1444 Oh well, maybe next time. Welcome back nevertheless, trips.
Got a Pixel 4 XL in exchange for helping my dad to get his old Mac Pro (Nehalem-era) working with OS X Big Sur. I didn't realize that he had a gift for me when I started; he just whipped it out when I was done. It's one of the rootable ones, too (not carrier locked either). So I rooted it immediately. I'm liking that it doesn't have curved display edges like the Pixel 2 XL I had been using did, especially since that interfered with handling touch events at the edges of the display. Other than that, it doesn't really feel too different than my old phone, except that Android 10 removed the soft 'menu' key for legacy applications, so I had to use ADB to send a 'menu' keystroke to configure my preferred launcher (ADW Launcher, from old Cyanogenmod). Since I never go into the cyanogenmod settings otherwise, it's not going to be a huge deal; once I have it configured it just stays that way because that's how I like it. At the end of the day I still had to spend something like two or three hours disabling things to make it less of a Google botnet, though.
>>1445 >image Nice reference. Neither of them are on fire, though.
>>1440 I wish
>>1439 >You might be able to get good money for those JBLs, they're a decent brand. I think so, especially since I also kept the horrible amp and subwoofer the previous owner had installed (though I removed it from my car and put it in storage). My current speakers (just four tiny little Alpines, each with two coils since they have independent tweeters) sound fuller, IMO, even though I'm not going to argue that they can match the sheer output of the old woofer (they can't). I don't like obnoxious bass anyways, and it took up space in the tailgate. Anyway the four speakers that aren't the woofer are JBL Club 6520's. My replacement door cards look nicer than the originals, by the way, because they're from an 80's 240 instead of a 90's one and they have small chrome accents on them and stripes in the cloth.
I think the Alpines are S-S40's, but I got them so long ago I can't really remember anymore. I think they are 4" OD.
Sorry, mine are more likely SPS-410's. Anyway, pics. Haven't installed my new door pockets yet, since I have to wire up my new seat heaters still and I'm afraid I'll smash them accidentally while moving the seats in and out.
Also I need to clean up my seats since they got dirty on the garage floor while I was adding the heating pads to them.
As you can see, passenger side wasn't perfect. It had a small cut in the cloth that I stitched back together. This new phone's camera is probably trying to apply HDR or something, because it's not this noticeable IRL. Still working on getting my phone feeling betterlike my old one. I installed Open Camera, but haven't finished configuring it yet.
I did run over my stitches with India ink afterwards to try to make it blend in a bit more.
>>1436 I think so, but idk And yeah, the 28C and 28S were the first calculators HP made that used RPL ("reverse polish lisp") as a user-facing language and did symbolic math. The HP-48 was its more famous successor, but I think the 28 is a lot more comfy to use. I have a 28S as well, but it's not in good shape. The 28S is a 28C with a lot more RAM, basically; I'd like to have that extra RAM, but honestly 2KB is enough for my less extravagant uses. The 28S also had stronger springs in the battery compartment, which meant that the batteries pushed harder against the battery bay door (they used a really stupid design for the battery bay which was prone to breaking and made worse by the extra force of the springs in the 28S).
>>1455 BTW I have an HP-48SX as well; it works fine and has less mechanical issues than the 28 series, but it's a lot more annoying to program it than the 28's because they don't have the dedicated alpha keys. Also it's both taller and fatter than the 28, even when the 28 is folded back on itself.
>>1436 What I do seem to remember vaguely is that at least one of the Steves worked at HP for a time. Probably Wozniak, since Jobs didn't know shit.
Now struggling to build a recent version of ADB (Android Debug Bridge) for PowerPC Linux. There's a python adaptation of adb that mostly works but it doesn't do it quite well enough to be an acceptable substitute. The Android sources are a bloody mess, and they're bloody huge, too. I really hope android dies soon (but not because something worse takes its place like it probably will).
After jumping through hoops for 40 minutes I discover that adb now depends on boringSSL, which in turn depends on Golang, which does not work on 32-bit PowerPC. ...I love modern software.
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The pitfalls of current AI waifu technology can be amusing sometimes.
Happy New Year to all of you!
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>>1457 Yep, it was Woz. >>1463 kek'd Happy New Year /f/. You've officially outlived your namesake now
Happy New Year, everyone. Here's to hoping that we all live to see the next one. >>1465 >spoiler /f/ never dies.
>>1465 End of support doesn't mean I stop using Flash.
I just built Android 10 from source code. It took around 7 hours on an SSD on a machine with 16GiB of RAM and four otherwise-idling cores. It took something like 140GiB at the very least to check out sources and build. It's working, though. IDK if I'll keep it or not.
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Happy new year, I hate niggers. Make the most of it this year, lads.
>>1469 Thanks Gunship, much appreciated. You do the same, sir.
Found a pencil sketch drawing on the twitter page of the character artist for Phantasy Star II; decided to turn it into pixel art and color it. Turned out pretty well I think. Room to improve, yeah, but not bad.
>>1471 Drew in Grafx2, btw
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Here's the original artwork as used in the game, btw
>>1471 Very nice. Good job Lance.
>>1473 What interactions are available with this character in the game?
>>1476 Not many; the game is from 1988 and it's pretty threadbare. She's a tragic character, too. Main protagonist treats her like a sister.
>>1477 >>1476 I'd say Phantasy Star II is a lot less fun to play than the first or fourth games, btw. Fourth game has a LOT of characters, dialogue, etc. and is pretty good. First game just has a lot of charm. Don't even think about III.
Started watching The Venture Bros. a week or two ago. It's really good.
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>>1477 >Not many Heartbreaking.
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>>1471 >room for improvement I tried to reduce the color banding by dithering. It didn't really work out. Please don't stone me to death It would work better if the picture wasn't 100px x 100px. Also drawn in Grafx2. Any tips for grid snapping in Grafx? Imageboard post virginity lost
>>1481 I purposely avoided doing dithering, but it looks okay how you did it. Nice work. I saved it for future reference. Guessing you downscaled it back to 100x100 and tnen brought it back up again? >Please don't stone me to death I'll admit a little bothered that you did this, but I don't really have a good reason to be, other than "Original Content REEEEEE–," so really there's no harm done. I was going for something close to the original pixel art's look, which was the sole reason I didn't dither it myself. Actually, earlier on in the coloring process I had done a bit of it, but rolled it back. How long did that take you? >It would work better if the picture wasn't 100px x 100px. Also drawn in Grafx2. You mean it'd work better if it were a smaller picture? Or a larger one? I chose 100x100 because I'm using it as a forum profile picture on e-hentai forums right now. https://forums.e-hentai.org/index.php?s=&showtopic=32653&view=findpost&p=5831790 >Any tips for grid snapping in Grafx? What exactly were you trying to accomplish by using grid snapping? I don't follow. Did you make a "dither brush" or something? When I drew this I did it entirely with the 1px brush, which is why it took at least four hours (likely more). Forgive me, I never followed anyone's guides for pixel art making, and while I do own the manual for Deluxe Paint III I never actually read it.
P.S. I made a slight edit to the image around the same time you were doing the dithering thing. Just added a little more contrast to the 'collar' piece and tweaked the hairline the tiniest bit (one pixel).
>>1482 >I'll admit a little bothered that you did this Slow down there Savin, it's just a drawing.
Looks like there is grid functionality, though https://kapeli.com/cheat_sheets/Grafx2.docset/Contents/Resources/Documents/index I always was kind of annoyed by the grid when using deluxe paint, to be totally honest.
>>1484 I know, I acknowledged that it's just something I'll have to get over because it really doesn't fucking matter.
>>1482 P.S. If I'd ever donated to E-H, I'd have made it at 180x180 instead; I didn't do that yet because cryptocurrency is annoying. >>1481 Not a bad looking dither at 1x, anon
>>1487 >If I'd ever donated to E-H Traumatic flashbacks to that time I gave E-H 0.5 BTC when it was worth $45.
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Even the Daily Stormer did a piece on the EoL for Flash. >>1488 Holy shit.
>>1488 Oh, hell. Sorry for bringing back that memory.
Also, moved over to using proper DeluxePaint just now. Continuing to polish a teeny bit.
>>1488 Nice get. What's it like cashing out of bitcoin nowadays? All I ever heard were horror stories.
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>>1489 >>1490 Yeah, not too fun. >>1492 >Nice get Wow, finally, didn't even notice that. I tried to get that one on Julay World, but fucking lance got it with some quad posting bullshit. I had been sitting there waiting patiently for my time too. >What's it like cashing out of bitcoin nowadays? I mean, it's no big deal. Robinhood is a shitty app, but it's far better than going through an exchange like Coinbase. You can cash the BTC back out to your account instantly, and spend it elsewhere or withdraw it to your bank. You can setup various stop-loss orders to handle trading semi-automatically too, so you don't have to sit there watching prices all day. It works great, but only if you buy at really big dips and sell high. Like one or two transactions a year, but you're doubling your investment each time.
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>>1482 >downscaled it back to 100x100 No I didn't do that. I just took a 5x5 square brush and tried to align it which was pretty annoying. That is why I asked for the grid snapping tips. >How long did that take you? Less than twenty minutes. Because I didn't really take any time with perfecting the dithering. I'm just lazy >You mean it'd work better if it were a smaller picture? Or a larger one? Larger one certainly. See attached picture. This was my inspiration to try dithering. >What exactly were you trying to accomplish by using grid snapping? I was trying to "simulate" 100x100 image while retaining the high resolution. I don't know how to scale images down (and up) in Grafx2. >>1485 Thanks. Although i have no idea what the values mean. (pic 2)
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>>1493 The classic quad. I'm sorry. Once or twice I did that on purpose but the rest of the time I really just have afterthoughts. Not sure if I like the widened right shoulder (her left) more or not.
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>>1480 An IRL friend of mine was telling me about this one just the other day, actually. >heartbreaking I 100% agree; she's great. Rika in Phantasy Star IV is similar with more dialogue/interaction (a nice character), but Nei's still my favorite if I have to choose.
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>>1494 Grid width is X and Y, grid offset is dY/dX. That's my guess anyway.
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Bonus - some of the cutscene CG from IV
>>1496 >>1497 >>1499 Maybe this series is worth checking out after all.
A pretty good guide on linux hardening. Haven't seen one that wasn't massively outdated in many years: https://madaidans-insecurities.github.io/guides/linux-hardening.html
>>1499 A cute. >>1501 Thanks!
This seems interesting. https://ziglang.org/
>>1503 >no support for alpha, VAX, POWER, or m68k Completely unusable. Also >ppc32, ppc64, & i386 >support for OSX 10.13 Do these people even know what they're doing?
>>1503 >Zig competes with C Just use C.
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>>1503 Just use BASIC
>>1504 >Do these people even know what they're doing? Lel, harsh man, harsh. >>1505 >Just use C. Sadly, I think it will be a good long while until I'm capable of writing good software in C if ever :^). One of the seeming dichotomies (but is actually just normal engineering) is that while C is simple enough to pick up in an evening syntax-wise, it requires deep mastery of knowledge of the machine to use well (or even properly for that matter). This is why I use C++ in general, simply b/c it's much easier to write correct code in this more complex language. >>1506 >Just use BASIC I will take off every ZIG!!
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>YFW you suddenly realize the ZigLang is the key to the stars.
>>1507 >I think it will be a good long while until I'm capable of writing good software in C Try Go (yes I know it's pozzed). I have often likened it to a Python for C programmers, and you will probably take to it very quickly. I have been writing most of my stuff in Go rather than C for the last few years.
>>1509 >Try Go . . . Anon, I... :^) Heh, OK I'll put it on the list for this year. I'm currently working through pic-related as a course and so far it's pretty good. I don't know if I've become more competent lately and can simply understand things better than before, or that these author's approach just happens to align well with my learning style. Regardless, I'm making good progress through it and am picking up a better understanding of both the machine and the OS. Thanks for the advice!
>>1500 At the very least I think 4 is worth playing. It has lots of callbacks to the earlier games but I still enjoyed it without playing the others first. The first game is just really fascinating because of how innovative it feels for an 8-bit RPG. It doesn't have much character interaction stuff, but as a technical achievement it's pretty remarkable. Take it or leave it on II and III, though.
>>1507 For small/tiny projects or things that have tight loops and need memory efficiency, use C. When the project is large and there's no other good option, use C++. >>1509 I think Go might be acceptable for me if using gccgo; I just don't like the 'go' command (and also that implementation doesn't work on PowerPC 32-bit either, while gccgo does).
>>1512 Of course that means that I can't use the "official" build system.
Events in DC today reminded me of something (The lyrics). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK5bMF8B2Z4
>>1501 Much appreciated.
>>1514 >Events in DC today What a fucking waste. No weapons, no battering rams. It was very much a 'do or die' situation, and they chose the latter. Now we're going to get Patriot Act 2 with this Charlottesville-on-steroids. And of course the neolibs, who just months ago were begging BLM to tear the entire system down, are absolutely horrified that people dared to harass our beloved congressmen and are comparing it to 9/11. Now the police are going to show up to stop 'right wing extremism' every time grandpa goes on Facebook to tell a balding man in a dress that he isn't a woman. All because a bunch of absolute idiots thought they were stopping 'communists' from taking their retarded con man from them. And they couldn't even do it.
>>1516 Ah, I'm glad we both hate neoliberals at least. Sounded to me like they were basically just circlejerking.
>>1516 It's actually good imo. Every door has slammed shut. The normalfag game theory choices have been eliminated to two: either you go kinetic or you give in. Expect a lot of normalfags to just start shooting.
>>1517 It sounded like a setup to me. I mean, the MAGA crowd has been talking about this thing for a month now. Very vocal about dragging congressmen into the streets. You know damn well every three letter agency in this country was monitoring the surge in tickets to DC. But when the big day finally came, with a Trump rally no less, there was no heightened police presence at the capital. No '100% organic' leftist counter-protesters as we've seen every time prior. The rioters were allowed to stick their heads in just long enough to cause a scene and then get kicked out. Trump, who called them all to DC a month ago, rehashed the same speech he's given a dozen times since November and then told everyone to go home. Very spooky. And of course it's being milked to hell and back as an event on the scale of Pearl Harbor; how convenient. Worse still, the MAGA people have basically turned into Bernard Brothers overnight with their "Here's how Trump can still win, match me patriots!" bullshit. A girl in England mentioned to me today that America "doesn't seem fun right now" because of the event. And I'm sitting here shaking my head like, if you idiots didn't buy into media hysterics, you'd be waking up today not knowing anything happened at all; it has no effect on anyone. It was jack shit, much less the 'fascist coup' I keep hearing about (I too remember when potential dictators summoned their armies to overthrow the government and then instead told them all to go home). >>1518 To some extent, yes. The normie right realizes that elections are bullshit, and you can't just 'vote out' someone that's prepared to bus in Uhauls full of a fake ballots. But things are either going to be turned up to 11 real fast this month, or it's all going to descend into a Soviet-esque situation where no one on the right gives a shit about politics anymore because they know it's all a sham and feel powerless to do anything about it.
>>1519 >Bernard Brothers What's that? Your point about no heightened police presence and no 'totally organic' BurnLootMurder+Pantyfag turnouts instantly struck me as way out of band for the circumstance. I have no idea if Trump is merely stroking his own ego through it all, or if he's actually complicit in the huge, evil conspiracy to overthrow the lawful authority of the United States obviously happening here. Regardless, We're not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy. This will very likely be Marxism amped up to a level never seen before in human history thanks to modern innovations, and will in all likelihood turn out to be the utter ruin and dismantling of the entire Western Tradition in the end. Short of Divine intervention, that is. God, ultimately, will laugh Satan and his crew into utter derision, and then plink them all off into hell. Honestly, I'm not sure if He has finished with His plan for America and will soon draw it to a close or not. But what's certain in the end however, is that He wins. That's good enough for me.
Trying to make a midi transposition of the heavenly knight theme from monster girl quest; hitting some temendous difficulty with the percussion (as expected; it's great percussion).
>>1521 file is sitenno.ogg btw
>>1521 It's making me think of pulling out a rock band USB drum thing just to get the timing down manually instead of using my usual method of entering notes via a matrix editor.
>>1520 >What's that? The 'Bernie Bros' were very naive but highly motivated supporters of Bernie Sanders. For two elections now, absolute idiots convinced themselves that a man who has done nothing after being in politics longer than his supporters have been alive was suddenly going to act on grandiose campaign promises. The dems rigged their primary against him twice, but his supporters fervently claimed he still had a chance up to the eleventh hour; just as the MAGA people are doing with Trump. Ironically, despite watching their own candidate lose a rigged primary twice, these people are the first in line to claim that we had a 'fair and free' election in November. Some people will just never get it.
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>>1520 >or if he's actually complicit in the huge, evil conspiracy to overthrow the lawful authority of the United States obviously happening here. The last day has been kind of interesting. After the rally, Trump disappeared on a very special plane to a base in Texas and hasn't been seen in person since. The video put out on his Twitter was an obvious deepfake, as seen in pic related. His most recent tweet is totally uncharacteristic of anything he's ever said before. Not really a "he's dead" type of conspiracy, but there's a lot of people wondering if they hit him with 25A and have some white house officials running his Twitter account now.
>>1525 Just when I think things start making sense again, something else comes up. So, to summate: There was a rally that was planned, then sabotaged, but then nothing much happened anyway and Trump disavowed his supporters, except it's probably not him and we still have no idea whose side he's really on, and now he's missing. The media said that the whole senate agreed to go on with the electoral count, but a bunch of them actually don't want to continue it. Also, someone might have stolen a hard drive with who-knows-what on it and that may or may not come into play at some point. And all that is only the tip of the iceberg. Shit like this is the reason why I don't really believe in Occam's Razor. People like to simplify things because then they make sense, when the reality usually is that everything is convoluted and nobody really knows what's going on. The only prediction I'd feel safe making at this point is that we're all going to see many more burning buildings in the near future.
>>1525 I see, thanks for the explanation. >>1525 >but there's a lot of people wondering if they hit him with 25A Does that mean electricity? I don't into Twatter so I don't really know what many of his tweets consisted of, other than screen caps I see posted. >deepfake I don't know much about it, but something about the video posted on this site on Wednesday telling everyone to 'go home' struck me as looking somewhat odd. I'm not even sure what it was about it. Maybe it was just that his hair was too white compared to it's normal dyed color? Trivial, but it doesn't seem entirely impossible it could be going on, as you suggest. >>1526 >when the reality usually is that everything is convoluted and nobody really knows what's going on. I'd say that's probably pretty close to reality in this situation anyhow.
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>>1527 >does that mean electricity? He means the 25th amendment, which is for removing non-zionist presidents that know too much to be left in office (Nixon) but not enough to be assassinated (Kennedy).
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These are all my opinions, based on the information we have right now. >There was a rally that was planned, then sabotaged Trump planned a 'Stop the Steal' rally, specifically saying it 'will be wild'. Spooks knew that the MAGA crowd was going to harass congress, and decided to repurpose the rally for their own agenda. Capitol police are saying they were told to stand down. And here it is, two days later, going exactly as I said it would: https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-says-mob-that-stormed-capitol-were-domestic-terrorists-11610046962 >Mr. Biden has said he plans to make a priority of passing a law against domestic terrorism, and he has been urged to create a White House post overseeing the fight against ideologically inspired violent extremists and increasing funding to combat them. The Uniparty slipped up in 2016, but they're going to make sure it can't happen again. >Trump disavowed his supporters Pretty weird. He didn't say anything at the rally he hasn't said before (and a rally right now does absolutely nothing for him). He gathered everyone at DC for 'something wild' and then said "okay guys you can go home now." Sounds like something was planned and it didn't happen. Immediately afterwards, fucking NIGHT76 (airborne military command center) is making a beeline for a base in Texas, and no one has seen Trump since. Pence stabbed him in the back and called the National Guard on the rioters when Trump wouldn't, so there is talk about 25A. >except it's probably not him The Twitter video is the fakest thing I have ever seen, especially considering that just hours prior he was talking about how the election was stolen, and now he's talking about a 'smooth transition of power.' Even the mannerisms are all wrong. Trump is a terrible speaker, but he is extremely animated, both in his expressions and hand movements. The Trump in that video was a static figure and his head hardly moves. The speech was like nothing Trump would ever say, and nothing like what he had said just hours prior. Now his Twitter account is putting out these sanitized tweets that don't even try to resemble his usual style. >we still have no idea whose side he's really on Trump always strikes me as just your typical 70+ year old conservative. The media and the elites don't hate him because he's some far-right figure that's out to drain the swamp or stop 'socialism'. They hate him because he's an outsider that didn't just go along with the usual agenda. When the defense industry wanted a war, Clinton, Bush, Obama, etc were happy to give them one. Trump didn't buy it; nothing escalated, and we didn't go anywhere new. And when he tried to pull us out of Afghanistan, congressmen on both sides of the aisle moved lockstep to keep us in the war they had been arguing about for twenty years. If Trump were the far right fascist the elites project him as, he would have seized power long ago. He's just not in bed with the corporatist elites, even if he has his own narcissistic agenda, and they hate him for it. >The media said that the whole senate agreed to go on with the electoral count, but a bunch of them actually don't want to continue it. I don't trust a single congressman with anything. The GOP no longer needs Trump, so they can dump him. They're probably thrilled to lose, because it was never about meaningful political change. The GOP gets to quietly push the Uniparty's agenda, but can publicly blame every bad thing that happens on the party in power now. They're as comfortable to be out of the spotlight as the dems were in 2016. They'll get to rake in donations every time they mention gun control, abortion, etc which they couldn't really do while their party was in power.
>>1528 Thanks for clearing that up Anon. >>1529 Pretty disturbing stuff tbh.
Trump's twitter is down. I've heard millions of twitter accounts have been purged based on main accounts on their followers. Parler's down. Rumors of 4chan getting cloudflare pulled.
>>1531 >Trump's twitter is down. A primary record of the president's main form of communication with the public has been erased. The elites could fabricate any tweet ten years from now, and no one could argue that Trump never said it. The victors will manufacture the past no differently than they did with Hitler. The next generation will learn nothing about the incompetent and ineffectual leader that Trump actually was, and everything about the 'fascist threat to democracy' that justifies the forthcoming affront to civil liberties. If anyone still today advocates for 'net neutrality' and doesn't understand why Big Tech was desperate enough to produce apocalyptic levels of scaremongering against losing it, please announce yourselves so that I may laugh at you. Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, app stores (Google/Apple), and even Shopify are removing everyone that is not vocally on board with neoliberalism. It was obvious two days ago that the capitol incident will now allow Big Tech to conflate non-neoliberal ideals with 'inciting violence', and they've moved to capitalize on that. This site will be shut down in a heartbeat the moment anyone actually finds out about it. People that value the exchange of ideas and do not find comfort in the co-opted political ideals of every major bank and megacorp in the West will need to move to small less-than-visible enclaves. Private IRC servers among friends, small mailing lists, etc. Anything reasonably large or public will just be waiting to be crawled by spook bots when the alphabet agencies' budgets quadruple next year. The War On Terror will be repurposed for the homefront as a vehicle for neoliberal dictatorship; recall that even North Korea holds elections. Now is the time to prepare. Delete whatever controversial online presence you might have before it affects your social credit score. Close out accounts with shopping sites if your purchase history is inconvenient. Setup new accounts on chat services if your account history would flag you; plan to move off them entirely in the long run. It's corporate feudalism from here on. Coca Cola and Exxon Mobil say Open Borders because they need more consumers to buy their products. Money will flow to our politicians, and the wheels of the propaganda machine that is our media will spin into action. Useful idiots will then take to the streets to welcome 'refugees'. And they will do it again and again on whatever social issue stands to make them money. Anyone against this will be labeled a right wing extremist fighting against 'human rights'. You're already seeing the start of that. Now is not the time to be piddling with computers and video games.
>>1532 Pulled twitter accounts so far: Rush Limbaugh Sidney Powell General Flynn President Trump Trump Team Fucking Ron Kiwifarms is down Parler is down 4chan may have cloudflare hosting pulled Gab is seeing a user surge Signal is seeing a user surge Telegram is seeing a user surge Also, when and why did anon.cafe leave the webring? I just noticed it.
>>1532 >recall that even North Korea holds elections. Nice, concise, way to describe the effect of Marxism's so-called 'democracy' dog-and-pony show Anon. >It's corporate feudalism from here on. Do you think they will eventually drop the pretense and openly claim they are in fact in charge? Which corporations will be the biggest threats to free speech do you think? BTW, I have a friend who's really beginning to wake up to the evil happening around him (finally!). But he's still pretty casual about engaging in all the many surveillance services he is locked into. Any good arguments I can give him to at the least leave his phone in a drawer instead of his pocket when he's talking about this stuff? ATM he just dismisses my warnings as a mildly delusional, harmless crackpot. >>1533 >Also, when and why did anon.cafe leave the webring? I just noticed it. Huh? I still see the big, glowly button at the top. And it still appears to be working. What site isn't showing them? The admins there may have delisted Anoncafe, intentionally or otherwise.
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Everyone make sure you have the cafe's hidden address saved. In the event the cafe goes down completely, IRC will be /f/'s last stand again if/until we figure something else out. >>1533 It hasn't, the cafe is still showing from other sites.
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>>1535 Got it, Flash, thanks.
>>1535 > IRC will be /f/'s last stand Any suggestions how to get there over Tor BO?
It's nice that you guys are still hanging here. I assumed you guys would have scattered to the four winds after the multiple purges.
Last time I was around I think you guys were tired of watching fenoxo be a jew
>>1534 >Do you think they will eventually drop the pretense and openly claim they are in fact in charge? No. You have to remember that the most prominent underlying trait of leftists is a feeling of inferiority. Those most attracted to the ideology are society's misfits, sexual deviants, hedonists, etc. They have done nothing with their lives and are ashamed of themselves. The driving force behind leftism is a search for purpose, to fight for a 'good cause', to belong somewhere; to make up for their failings. As long as they can believe that they are part of some grassroots revolution, and not the useful idiots of Chase Bank, they are content. If Chase Bank were to openly give the marching orders, the leftists wouldn't materialize. The leftist is a rebel against authority, but a slave to the zeitgeist. >Which corporations will be the biggest threats to free speech do you think? All of them, because it is a self-feeding loop. Bugmen will bend over backwards to signal that they are indeed 'in on it'. You see that in all walks of life; the worship of Apple products, in-culture laptop/bumper stickers and jacket pins, the regurgitation of pop culture references at every turn. The bugman must constantly announce his 'membership' in culutural groups, to say "I participate in what you participate in." The sanitized PMC language of academia ('black and brown bodies') adds absolutely nothing to any conversation, but is instead an instantly recognizable speech pattern that signals in-group membership to other leftists, which is why it is used so prominently (and why other out-group words and phrases are 'problematic' to them). Thus, every corporation will adopt the same ideals. From soft drinks to children's cartoons, the in-group signaling will be identical. It won't so much matter that This or That corporation is behind the funding, because the boots on the ground are downstream from all of that. The women in the USSR and East Germany that ratted out their families to the police didn't do so because of their personal political convictions; they did so seeking acceptance and belonging from the ruling class. It is no different than the wine aunt that keeps a book on 'anti-racism' on her coffee table. The leftist is terrified of being ostracized from their miserable peers. >Any good arguments I can give him to at the least leave his phone in a drawer instead of his pocket when he's talking about this stuff? What is acceptable today is ever changing. A decade ago, people would laugh at you if you told them that you'd be fired from your job or lose your bank account for voting for the president's reelection. They'd think you're a nutcase if you told them someone in the UK would soon be arrested for saying 'women have vaginas.' So many people like to claim that surveillance is irrelevant to them because they have 'nothing to hide.' But what is acceptable behavior today may not be tomorrow, and everything on the internet is permanent to some extent. If he is 'waking up' to the situation, then he is already outside what is acceptable. He will find himself fighting an uphill battle as the consequences change. Police routinely request access to smart device logs, and as Biden brings the War on Terror home, we will face vast new forms of surveillance geared towards fighting 'extremism.' Honestly, your best argument against him using a smartphone is what's about to happen, not what can be pointed to today. The best defense is to not be in that situation to begin with, but not everybody can be saved. People like your friend are a blessing to everyone else, because it gives The State low hanging fruit to go after, and the rest of us can avoid scrutiny. >>1535 >In the event the cafe goes down completely, IRC will be /f/'s last stand You may want to reconsider using AnonOps for that. Take a glance at their Twitter account; they won't be any happier with our conversations than Twitter or Discord would be. XMPP is also a viable solution; one that lets people use whatever server they want, and can make use of OTR encryption. >>1537 Download Tails or Heads. Either burn it to a USB or load it in a VM. If the IRC server allows Tor connections, you're good to go. >>1538 >>1539 Glad to see you again. We haven't really discussed TiTS or Fen for a long while, and for good reason. I imagine that he was as excited for Cyberpozz as every other bugman out there. I hope he was as disappointed in it as his family must be of him. But as the next consumerist hype emerges, his memory of this failing will sure fade away as he hits the pre-order button.
>>1540 >All of them Heh, after I gave it a little more thought, I figured you might say just that. :^) >'black and brown bodies' I wasn't even aware of the current populism of the term haha. I tend to keep my head down and focus on my own subjects I guess. Not too sure whether that's a good thing or a bad thing. But a) I guess I'm at least somewhat less susceptible to PMC manipulation that way, and b) sometimes I actually get shit done because of that focus. Over net win I guess. >the wine aunt lol, had to look that one up too. >'The leftist is terrified of being ostracized from their miserable peers.' Thanks, that puts the entire thing into one concise nugget easy to understand. I just keep on learning good things here on /f/. >If he is 'waking up' to the situation, then he is already outside what is acceptable. He will find himself fighting an uphill battle as the consequences change. Thanks. You're right obviously, I'll try to find a way to convey this to him. >People like your friend are a blessing to everyone else LOL. Throwing him to the dogs as we scuttle away to the highlands w/o him is pretty much exactly what I'm trying not to do here. I'd be much happier if we had him by our sides for the later battles yet to come. :^) I'll give this all some more thought (and it seems to be getting easier to reckon about over time as well here). Understanding the leftist's motivation and 'struggle' certainly helps to clarify and predict what their agendas are likely to be. Miserable lot of busybodies, tbh. The only real difficulty now is they also have guns too. I reckon it's time past-due, actually to get rather more serious about a few things here and there. I'll step it up for my part this year. Thanks again for that wisdom Anon. Cheers.
>>1541 >Not too sure whether that's a good thing or a bad thing. Studying your enemy is as important as any other study. You cannot fight an enemy you do not understand, or cannot easily recognize. Leftism isn't so much a political ideology in the way that Marxism or Communism is. It is a psychological pattern, a type of person, whose traits inherently make him attracted to left-leaning politics. It is that Type of Person that must be recognized, and whose motivations must be understood. Leftism is just something they all invariably have in common. But don't lose focus on the corporate influence. While we must defend against the weapons being wielded against us, we must not lose sight of who wields them. The leftist is a useful idiot, exploitable by anyone willing to give him a sense of purpose; right now that is corporations co-opting 'social justice' for profit. Those most faithful to the revolution are the first in the camps, every time. >I'd be much happier if we had him by our sides Sure, if you can win him over, great. If you can't, you can't. Individuals that don't fully grasp the situation can sink entire groups. You'll find that all of your chat logs were accidentally saved to his Google Drive, or you had a lovely conversation next to his Google Home device. He'll turn into the type of person that ignores advice to become a grayman, and whose overt public signaling casts his entire social circle into surveillance. But if you can overcome that, wonderful.
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>>1540 >Take a glance at their Twitter account I didn't notice anything in particular, though I don't really know how to navigate the site. If you guys are worried, I wouldn't be opposed to rolling my own IRC or XMPP server. I'm pretty sure that even my potato-tier internet would have no problems handling it. >>1538 >I assumed you guys would have scattered to the four winds after the multiple purges >unironically believing that /f/ will ever die It's good to see you again, smol. Are you just dropping by, or will you be sticking around for a while?
>>1539 i feel the same way
>>1544 my name didnt work so no dramatic entrance for me
>>1543 >I didn't notice anything in particular You're right, I was looking at the wrong account (@AnonOps vs @OfficialAnonOps). Their actual account is uneventful, and their ToS isn't full of PMC language. I have no complaints with the network unless something changes then.
>>1546 >I have no complaints with the network unless something changes then. Again, my issue is lack of Tor support. [13:14] == Logging in, please wait... [13:14] -AnonOps- *** If you are having problems connecting due to registration timeouts type /quote PONG tpoik]EOW` or /raw PONG tpoik]EOW` now. [13:14] == You're banned! --------> READ THIS ENTIRELY OR BE RIDICULED! <-------- FAQ: TOR exit nodes are banned, as are open proxies, if none of these apply email us. Email info@anonops.com with the ERROR line below for help. What about a Gopher server?
>>1547 I wouldn't mind moving to a network with Tor support, but I imagine none of the big servers allow it. You could always use a VPN or bouncer instead.
>>1548 I don't have the resources to become a networking security guru eg, I can imagine what a 'bouncer' is from the name, but have zero practical understanding about it to be able to keep up with you guys, and I'm unwilling to use IRC (or many other forms of online communications) bareback ever again. And obviously now more than ever.
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>>1547 On their website, they say you can request to use TOR if you have a registered nick and have used it for at least three days. >>1546 Alright then. I'm going to learn how to set up a server anyways, just in case. >>1545 Oh fug, the band's getting back together.
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>>1550 >they say you can request to use TOR if you have a registered nick and have used it for at least three days. >can't use w/o Tor >don't worry just use for 3 days first! le Catch-22 meme Sounds a lot like getting involved in a land-war in Asia tbh.
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Following gunship's advice, I discovered serendipitously that dyne.org supports Tor.
>>1549 It's something you'll want to study, or you'll always be at the mercy of Big Tech. There are far too many personal habits that need to be changed from a security standpoint to rely on knowledgeable anons to keep you safe.
>>1553 Fair enough. I'll add it to the list, somewhere roughly approximating the front heh.
>>1555 >digits Thanks! Also, I've found this: https://github.com/dyne/dowse I just happen to have an RPi2 available as well. I tried setting up Peerguardian before, but have usually failed miserably.
>>1556 >dowse If you rely on simplified tools to accomplish what you want, you'll never learn the underlying concepts and will always be at the mercy of the tool itself. Learn and use OpenBSD. Setup and OpenBSD router/firewall with PF. It doesn't need to be done today.
After stubbornly sticking to FireFox for so many years, I've decided to get back on the browser-hopping train. I'm going to check out Basilisk and PaleMoon first, since they're secure, close enough to be familiar, but far enough to make it a true migration. I'm going to keep using the stock TOR browser though; even though multiple browsers have support for it now, I'd rather take as few risks as possible when onion browsing.
>>1558 >If you rely on simplified tools to accomplish what you want, you'll never learn the underlying concepts and will always be at the mercy of the tool itself. That's pretty much why I tried to leave the script kiddie phase as soon as possible when I was beginning to learn. Once I learned to compile and fix C programs everything started just kind of improving from there out. >Learn and use OpenBSD. Setup and OpenBSD router/firewall with PF. It doesn't need to be done today. Not a bad idea. Doesn't have to be rushed, but don't let yourself fall back into using whatever's familiar (for most people new to Unix systems, that means dual-booting with windows and always selecting Windows on the boot menu). >>1559 I'm still using seamonkey, and pale moon is okay-ish too. A lot of stuff written with pale moon in mind works in seamonkey (or does with minimal tweaking), which is nice.
>>1539 >smol Oh hey there. Yeah I'm here, I guess. Kind of a nice little corner to talk on sometimes.
If the cafe dies, I'll be on the IRC channel asking about the tor node or whatever I guess.
>>1539 I'm pretty much done with that stuff at this point; when I finally got some closure from them saying that I should check back for a source drop in a year I was able to move on. Don't know why it took me so long. I'm sure everyone else is amazed it took me that long, too. >>1542 You remind me of (a possibly less violent) Ted Kaczynski sometimes. Not meant offensively, just something I think.
>>1545 Oh hey there. Nice to see you. Still missing Misha, Ella, and X. I have Misha's cell number but IDK if he feels like coming back. No idea on X or Ella.
new anoncafe fallback file. >>>/meta/13858
>>1567 Thank you for making this known to us. Here's the direct link for convenience. https://anon.cafe/special_static/anoncafe_fallback.txt
>>1559 PaleMoon was honestly garbage, and if I remember right, it's only going to get worse as the codebase diverges from Firefox. I've had no issues with Qutebrowser though. You might find this helpful, but they chose PaleMoon in the end: https://digdeeper.neocities.org/ghost/browsers.html >>1565 >You remind me of (a possibly less violent) Ted Kaczynski sometimes. The man and his writings were brilliant, I can only take it as a compliment. >>1568 Saved.
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>>1569 That article perfectly frames why I've been so reluctant to look for a new browser to begin with. I'll check out qutebrowser, and anything I can find that isn't directly ripping FF or chrome code.
>>1434 >>1436 >not using superior Soviet technology Plebeians everywhere. http://xnumber.com/xnumber/russian_calcs.htm
>>1550 i dont think im cut out for the technology and politics that this thread is nowadays but it was nice to say hi <3 if you guys ever want to find me you know where all my skyrim stuff is, and king lance has the f95 and whatever
The hidden service seems to be down for here, nano, julay, glowchan, and smug. The few other sites I have saved seem to be working. Either I somehow fucked something up, or shit's about to get nasty.
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>>1573 I noticed that myself earlier, but just figured it was b/c my own lack of experience. But if you are having issues maybe it's not just me. Can anyone else confirm? Also, it's not even the 20th yet, so is it likely would there be some kind of coordinated assault on Tor yet? >glowchan What's that BTW? fbichan.mark?
>>1574 Glowchan has a bunch of cybersec/opsec information for wrapping yourself in fifty layers of tinfoil online. The onion for that neocities site commie posted is also down, along with the Stormer and Tlaw's Index. The other indexes and search engines I know about are still up, plus a couple other benign sites. If it's not just me, then it seems the elite had an ace up their sleeve and waited until the eleventh hour to play it.
>>1575 >The onion for that neocities site commie posted is also down It looks like their #2 is working atm. Also, they seem to have links to freenet & i2p. Are those also like Tor? >commie Lol why do you call him that? :^)
also, why are some Tor links short and some are long? are they on different styles of network or something?
zzzchan onion also down. I couldn't find any other IBs with hidden services. >>1576 >onion #2 That it is. >freenet and I2P They're very different from TOR. From my limited knowledge, they're more geared towards asset and infrastructure decentralization (i.e. if you access a website, you're accessing it from a bunch of people, not just one server). Someone more well versed could explain it better. >why call him that? That was the name he used to post with on here. Just like how people kept calling me penisboat for a while (when you made an account on the old 8chan, you'd get an automatically generated name to start with). >>1577 There are different versions of TOR addresses. The short ones are v2, and the extremely long ones are v3. I don't think v1 is supported anymore, but I could be wrong.
>>1578 >There are different versions of TOR addresses. I see, thanks. So it sounds like it's still all riding on the same architecture though?
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>>1579 Wow. I read about parler getting deplatformed, but I figured there'd be at least a little runaround instead of everybody swinging the banhammer at once. It amazes me how anyone can look at this and not immediately realize that something fucky is happening. What I don't get is: if the IBs are being targeted, why would the TOR addresses get taken out first? Is it just faster than bringing down all the clearweb infrastructure? >>1580 Pretty much. I think the v3 addresses are supposed to be more secure somehow, but they're all on the same network.
zzz and smug are back up, but nothing else so far.
>>1581 >but I figured there'd be at least a little runaround instead of everybody swinging the banhammer at once. Heh, even their lawyers cried out in pain. Surely no shekels changed hands over this during the past 48hrs ehh? >Is it just faster than bringing down all the clearweb infrastructure? Interesting idea. Isn't it a lot smaller number of nodes to interfere with so maybe? OTOH, why would anything work across Tor then ATM?
Okay, so apparently there was an attack on the entire TOR network that took down all v3 addresses. A bunch of the backbone for TOR is managed by ten servers apparently, which made the network an easy target. v2 addresses weren't affected because they don't depend on live consensus from these servers. Hopefully they'll find a way to solve this problem.
>>1584 Big Tech the bad actors or the glowniggers or both, anyone know yet?
>>1585 Keep in mind that the only discussion I can find of this so far is on reddit. Apparently the "official" explanation is that drug dealers are DDoSing eachother, and that somehow took down the whole network. Even the ledditors don't seem to buy that one though, everyone is saying that it's the usual suspects. I'm inclined to agree with them, the timing is too perfect for this to be a coincidence.
>>1586 >the timing is too perfect for this to be a coincidence. I expect we'll see a whole lot more fuckiness over the coming month with dem ebil nahdzees being the preferred scapegoat. I hope you have your alternatives in order Flashman.
BTW, if this is in fact as I suspect it is, then I find it humorous (though hardly surprising) the hubris of these faggots. They couldn't even wait until the 20th to start pulling the triggers. We'll see who laughs last in the end, however. :^) BTW, what's the word on the POTUS? Is he being detained in Texas or what?
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>>1587 The alteratives are, in order: TOR (currently out-of-order), IRC (functioning), and XMPP (once I learn it and set up a server). If this site goes down, /f/ will be able to regroup, but we will be on the back-foot. >>1588 >POTUS The only news I've heard is the MSM saying that he's going to do a speech about border walls, which makes no sense. Aside from that? Absolutely nothing. It's pretty spooky.
>>1589 >XMPP Do you have a recommended client?
>>1589 >It's pretty spooky. Well, you can't expect them publicly to just accidentally the sitting President 23 times to the back of the head yet. What better way to keep him quiet than lock him up in a 'special' military base?
I'm cloning this since it's C++ and I'll take a look too. https://github.com/qxmpp-project/qxmpp
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Nanochan is up on the v2 address. >>1590 Still looking at options, which might take a little while because my backlog of shit to do is fucking massive right now. I probably shouldn't even be spending time posting, but I want to make sure everyone here is informed. All this is getting fucking stressful. >>1591 That's certainly one possibility.
>>1593 >Nanochan is up on the v2 address. Thanks! >All this is getting fucking stressful. Just take time and breath Anon. You're getting your ducks in a row. We'll be fine. :^)
>>1592 Build went smooth as silk. I'll begin digging through the docs & examples and try setting up a small home server with it.
>'a message or file is mandatory'
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Stormer is back up. Consensus server health is all over the place. Apparently the TOR project is planning on deprecating v2 addresses later this year. Whatever.
Tlaw's Index is back up.
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>>1570 Wait until you read their article on choosing an email host. >>1576 >Lol why do you call him that? Five years ago I was playing JoNT with /d/, and had a brilliant idea. Rather than have a dozen people subscribe to various Patreons and haphazardly leak games, have one anon setup a Patreon everyone else could donate to. That guy would then subscribe to the handful of games people wanted, and leak them. It would have been a communal effort of sorts. Despite the idea never taking off, the nickname 'commie anon' stuck. To this day, "Rabbi Fennberg" on Google Images still yields some of my finest edits from back then. To think that lance was the reason he originally stopped sharing the source, and years later I would be the reason he added DRM. The gang's all here. >>1581 >I figured there'd be at least a little runaround instead of everybody swinging the banhammer at once. Remember that leftists are terrified of being ostracized. There is an almost pathological need for acceptance. When Amazon shut down their servers, the rest of Parlor's infrastructure went into "what are WE doing to fight fascism?" mode. It's the same reason why fucking soft drink companies feel the need to put our statements on the capitol riot, or why leftists felt pressured to post black squares for BLM last summer. The bugman does not think independently, only in the context of being accepted. >>1586 Tor was originally a DoD project, and the state operates most of the exit nodes. It's not even a secret. >>1587 The War on Terror coming home. But at least Biden is going to return the country to normal, right everyone? At this point I would be inclined to ask a drowning man his political affiliations before rescuing him. >>1588 >what's the word on the POTUS? If you ask the Q people, he's holed up in an underground bunker, laying the pieces out on the board and about to make his final stand against the Deep State. To everyone else, I imagine his administration is trying to keep him out of the spotlight for the rest of the month so he doesn't embarrass them further, and they don't become unemployable by February. >>1589 >once I learn it and set up a server ejabberd is a great server, very easy. With config files written by Ray Charles himself. >>1590 >Do you have a recommended client? Five years ago I was using Profanity. I'd have to see if that's all well and good today, but I had no complaints at the time.
I'm hearing reports of power outages in Texas.
>>1569 >Kaczynski >The man and his writings were brilliant, I can only take it as a compliment. I meant it as one. I disagree on a few points but he is still an intellectual and I respect his dedication and reasoning. >>1568 Saved. >>1599 >With config files written by Ray Charles himself. That got a smile out of me. >I imagine his administration is trying to keep him out of the spotlight for the rest of the month so he doesn't embarrass them further, and they don't become unemployable by February. A bit late for that, but that sounds more plausible to me. I'm sure he's unhappy. >To this day, "Rabbi Fennberg" on Google Images still yields some of my finest edits from back then. Heh, i have some of those saved. Great stuff. >To think that lance was the reason he originally stopped sharing the source To give details, it was because he (or more probably Adjatha, since fen seems to have no idea how the hell git works) was at that time releasing public builds every two weeks or so (later kicked out to closer to a month apart each). At that point, development was a little faster than it has been in the last four years or so, and more people were contributing code and stuff. To encourage this, the git master branch was public facing on github; this meant that by building the git master you could get an even more up-to-date version of the game than even the game's "backers" could. Fen & co. at the time claimed something like "we aren't too worried about 'piracy'" (single quotes added by me) "…because updates are so frequent that we can outrun them." So I took it upon myself to get the game building from source code on my machine; first I did it in flashdevelop in a windows VM, and then I realized I could actually write some scripts and get it building under Linux distros. So I did. From then on, for maybe a year or so, I'd just run a 'git pull' every day or two and run my scripts to generate builds of the game (and Android/iOS apps of it) and then post them on 8ch. Suddenly, without much prior warning, the github repo disappeared. I made one last build, based on a fork by jacques00 that hadn't been memory holed yet, and then around a week later we got an official response that it had been deleted due to "piracy" and someone setting up an automated build system. For the record, all my scripts did was the equivalent of hitting the "build project" button in an IDE. I was manually getting and building the code itself, fixing all the various random bugs that would crop up and submitting pull requests to fix compilation issues. I also made a few feature implementation pull requests, which basically got yoinked by Adjatha, rewritten with different names, and then pushed by Adjatha without crediting me, leaving my PR's open and unanswered. So basically they just decided that my contributions were less important than "'protecting' their eye pee." >and years later I would be the reason he added DRM It was hardly that; just some magic bytes that he could use to identify who downloaded it. We curbstomped that one pretty easily.
>>1601 Eh, nvm, I guess it technically was DRM. Still, it was just some magic bytes tacked on the ends of files by a PHP script on their server. Once we found that out it was pretty easy to fix; especially since they even had it print 'de ad be ef' in a hex editor near the end. Blatant giveaway.
>>1602 Actually, I guess the bigger thing was that they shadow-banned us by just sending the old version of the SWF but with a newer version number injected. I'd forgotten that detail. That was pretty nefarious.
>>1599 >But at least Biden is going to return the country to normal, right everyone? At this point I would be inclined to ask a drowning man his political affiliations before rescuing him. As much as I dislike the current administration, his won't be much better; it'll focus on social issues of little import and ignore all the economic problems of those outside an elite few, just like now.
Also, if any legislation does get introduced that seems like it could actually bring positive change, it'll just be hemmed and hawed out until the democrats can lose control in a couple years, so they can claim to have tried to do something while not actually accomplishing anything.
Apart from a problem with some flickering on grays when brightness is reduced, the Android open source (AOSP) rom I built from the source tree seems to be working well. Not sure what the deal is with the brightness, but I bet it's AMOLED related.
>>1599 >To everyone else, I imagine his administration is trying to keep him out of the spotlight for the rest of the month so he doesn't embarrass them further, and they don't become unemployable by February. Kek, OK I admit that's an angle I hadn't thought of.
Apparently Delta is getting sick and tired of all the evil fascists everywhere, and is now kicking Trump supporters off flight for being, well, Trump supporters.
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>>1601 >I'm sure he's unhappy. I'd be happy too if everyone I hired stabbed me in the back. But Don has only known how to one thing: build a brand/lifestyle out of something and sell it. He did it with his name, and he did it with MAGA. There was never an ideology behind his politics to rally around. >>1602 I brought it mostly because you and I were the two people that got Fen to do something to stop piracy. You, with him taking down the git. And me, with him trying to stop the guy uploading his game to halfchan. I also remember them doing something with CoC2 when I started packaging their online game from my wget script. But I don't remember what measures they took besides obfuscating the javascript files >>1604 That's a very optimistic viewpoint compared to entering another war, expanding SCOTUS to stack it, and a second Patriot Act. Say what you will about Trump as a person, but his presidency had almost no impact on anyone. Someone who ignored the propaganda for the last four has woken up every morning untouched. Few will be able to say that about what president Harris is about to do. >>1605 They have no reason to introduce positive bills because the Uniparty is in power now and any such bills will just make them look bad. >>1608 This is why being a grayman is important. Unless you get off on being a victim, there is absolutely no reason to publicly display anything about your personal life. Dress nice but not outlandishly, don't wear shit with words or logos. Don't discuss shit of importance with people unless their input is important to you. You don't get points for virtue signaling at the expense of making your life difficult.
>>1609 >I'd be happy too Unhappy even.
>>1609 >Few will be able to say that about what president Harris is about to do. Sadly, this. It will certainly be the end of life on easy street for practically every legal citizen, and by design ofc. This will probably prove an irrecoverable slide in the future as well. >Don't discuss shit of importance with people unless their input is important to you. You don't get points for virtue signaling at the expense of making your life difficult. Good advice, thanks. I'll try to carry it out more conscientiously now.
>>1609 Looks like Parler likely didn't do anything to keep users secure. Someone's apparently done a 70TiB data dump (remarkably quickly, I might add). >Don has only known how to one thing: build a brand/lifestyle out of something and sell it. He did it with his name, and he did it with MAGA. There was never an ideology behind his politics to rally around. I know I've completely agreed with you on a handful of things in the past, but I'm still glad to hear you say that since that's what I've thought all along. >>1609 I remember that story vaguely; I think you said that you just saved what you could, tried running the game, and looked in the JS console for the missing stuff. >expanding SCOTUS to stack it The behavior of the GOP regarding the last five years or so (ever since Scalia's death) has been disgraceful, too. Not that that makes it okay for democrats to play shitty games.
>>1612 Most people think Scalia was murdered so Hillary could stack the court.
>>1612 >Someone's apparently done a 70TiB data dump (remarkably quickly, I might add). Very likely an inside turn-coat job.
>>1612 >The behavior of the GOP As if that was a separate group of people.
Just tried qutebrowser. It crashed twice, and the third time I realized that it's unusable for me because I don't know how vi keybindings work. What kind of diseased headspace is required to decide that ctrl-tab should make an entirely new tab? Guess I'm sticking with Basilisk until I find something less shit.
>>1616 You might try using the Pentadactyl add-on w/ Basilisk on and off until you get more used to it. Then maybe you can try Qute again. Using Vim regularly will help too ofc :^)
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>>1616 Ah, I forgot that not everyone wants vim bindings. I've been used to it for awhile now. Basilisk isn't a bad choice though. That picture is interesting and would make for a nice AI Dungeon prompt tonight.
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So, why the sudden rush to emasculate a lame duck President? Are they terrified of him or something?
>>1619 The same reason they are going scorched earth with conservative sites; revenge. 2016 wasn't supposed to happen, and they will make sure it never does again. The right as a whole will become 'domestic terrorists' so they can suppress the anti neoliberal opposition.
>>1620 Seems to make sense. I'm curious personally, since I'm squarely in the anti-neoliberal opposition camp, to see just how far they are willing to take their 'oppression' of Righty. Heh, why isn't that a slangword?
>>1621 >how far they are willing to take their 'oppression' of Righty. “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” ― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn , The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956
>>1622 >Solzhenitsyn Good Point. I'll need to read him soon.
>>1620 I think it's more to try cementing him as numero uno bad guy. They don't want those who were children during his term to start asking questions in adulthood; "How was this man, who was so evil, had everyone in media and government against him, never impeached?" The outcome of 2016 is better than had they won, it greatly accelerated things in their favor. One would hope that the cold-blooded murder of Capitol tourist Ashli Babbitt would elicit public outrage on a level equal to or greater than that for career criminal George Floyd, but it won't. The harsh punishments for the Capitol tourists and the propaganda machine will do its best to quash any public outrage. I have less than zero interest in politics. Fuck, I really miss the old internet.
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>>1613 >"most people" Sure, maybe on /pol/.
>>1618 I want emacs bindings >>1619 Because they want to be on "the right side of history" and also because they were personally endangered.
>>1624 >Fuck, I really miss the old internet. You and me both.
>>1624 >cementing him as numero uno bad guy That would be a wasted effort, considering that he's gone in a week. It's more about demonizing the right as a whole, and Trump is just the scapegoat for that. He could be public enemy number one for the next week, and then what, we enter a utopia brought on by the Biden administration and the left can happily retire? The left cannot function without rallying against problems of their own creation. The right is content with God, family, and community, but the left has spent the last century demonizing all of that, so they have no central focus of their own. To have a successful leftist movement, you must invent problems that can only be fixed with societal change. Alinsky's book has been the de-facto playbook for the left for almost fifty years now, and this is no different. They need Trump to appear to be a bigger problem than he actually is to justify their actions against the right. They could have nuked the conservative side of the internet at any time, but they needed the capitol protests first. >never impeached He was already impeached the first time, just never removed from office. >>1626 >the right side of history Absolutely delusional to mistake maliciousness for incompetence. People whose policies are dictated by foreign money and lobbying are under no delusion that they are fighting the good fight; these are talking points for the masses. They know exactly what they're doing, and it's about time you figured it out too.
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>>1617 The main thing keeping me from learning vi stuff is the fact that I have no real reason to. I'm not a serious programmer, and I prefer menu-driven interfaces with/or simple keybindings (or a program-specific command prompt in some cases) when I'm working from a CLI. I have no doubts that vi/emacs style environments are more efficient once you get used to them, but I personally have little to gain from it. >>1624 >spoiler I'm right with you there. >>1626 >personally endangered Yeah, no. If the feds were ever actually in danger, we'd be having a very different conversation right now. They just put on a show to give a (weak) excuse to abuse even more power.
>>1629 >no real reason to A lot of people only learn vi because they ssh into a box and nano isn't installed by default. I personally prefer emacs as an editor, but have been using vim and software with vim bindings lately because it's just everywhere. Every time I install something nice, it turns out to have vim bindings, so I live with it. >They just put on a show to give a (weak) excuse to abuse even more power. Pretty much. Capitol police made six requests for NG support, and had offers from the Pentagon and FBI. All were denied by officials in the Capitol. They had a month to prepare for a very visible protest, and gave it less security than even a regular Trump rally. Painfully obvious to everyone that doesn't get their news from a propaganda machine.
>>1628 >He was already impeached the first time, just never removed from office. Shows how little interest I have for this stuff, haha. TWO SCOOOOOOOOOPSSS!??!??!? TWO IMPEACHMENNNNNNTSSSS???!?! We're on the same page. It's retarded to us, but not to them. It's more evidence for their herstory books; make the right less attractive, hoping to keep its size under control in the future. They need an opponent, only it can't be too powerful. I think we're witnessing them invent the next problem with the latest deplatforming; shrink the right by pushing Trump's true believers underground, hoping to cause some more tourism incidents, use those to continue expanding control.
>>1631 >I think we're witnessing them invent the next problem With the impeachment, absolutely. The next problem will be republican congressmen that didn't vote for impeachment. Those that did just became pariahs to the right, those that didn't will be held accountable for 'supporting fascism.' It further fragments the right as a political opponent.
>>1624 I honestly miss being able to not care about politics, but every single part of life has become politicized, and it's impossible to insulate yourself from it unless you have "fuck you" money and land. Even then, you can still get eminent domain'd so jews can build more rapefugee housing. There's no ability to be left alone anymore.
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>>1634 >unless you have "fuck you" money You need to separate wants from needs. Land in California close to shopping centers, airports, etc is expensive as hell. Land in the middle of nowhere Wyoming is like $4k for 40 acres. The cost of living is really dirt cheap, it's just that bugmen are weighed down by unnecessary expenses and blame everyone else for their poverty. Auto loans because they financed a new shitbox, expensive rent because they didn't do their research on housing, fast food and boxed frozen dinners because they never learned how to cook, needless online entertainment, new video games, electronics, and consumer products. Nobody needs any of that, and it's expensive as hell. I am not a rich man, but everyone thinks I am because I buy almost nothing and keep my expenses as low as possible. Cut out the expenses, work, save up, do your research and buy that land. The biggest problem the right has is this idiotic desire to stay plugged in to the society they hate. Either go full bugman or get out, anything in between will just make you miserable.

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