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15686 No. 15686 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Sakai from Tari Tari. Cute girls with long black hair...as expected of PA Works.
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>> No. 23908 [Edit]
Because nobody goes there.
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7629 No. 7629 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
I know we're a lazy bunch and we don't go out that much but I'd still like to propose you a photography thread as it can be funny like I'm imagining it.

It's simple. Use any device that let's you take photos and report back with something interesting you found. It can be anything. Outside your window, in your room, in your backyard, in your garage or house. It doesn't have to be any kind of professional stuff, although that's okay of course.

Please limit photos to a maximum resolution of 2560x1920 or something around that area for everyone's viewing pleasure. The photos have to be new and not something you took last year. がんばって!
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Poor devils.
>> No. 23934 [Edit]
You seem to live in a pretty nice and good looking place.
>> No. 23937 [Edit]
I do indeed, fortunately (it's very uneven around). The problem with hail and heavy rain is that it damages plants, soil and structures (a ceiling nearby collapsed), sewers plug up and we end up flooded, filled with mud and garbage. In my house we built up some steps years ago to keep us safe from the dirty waters, but before that we had to put bags of sand in the doors; the poor devils out there in the streets certainly get the worst of it.
>> No. 23938 [Edit]
Assuming there isn't already plants there, planting some strong vegetation with deep roots will help a lot with erosion problems. Trees and bushes with grass in between is good.

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11220 No. 11220 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
They say you learn something new every day. Let's see if that statement is true!

ITT post something new you learned today. Trivia knowledge is more than welcome.
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Here's a thing to help illustrate the subject at hand.
>> No. 23906 [Edit]
Man, I remembered it wrong. Thanks.
>> No. 23928 [Edit]
Read an article based on research that suggests after the age of 24 we start to experience a decline in cognitive motor skills. Better start making an exit plan.
>> No. 23929 [Edit]
25 is the new old for everything. I lost all faith in my body around that age too and now I only hope for the transhuman possibility of jumping out this sinking boat.

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21755 No. 21755 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Because the last thread, >>18138, is now on auto sage.
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>> No. 23923 [Edit]
Any suggestions as to what cake I should try making next?
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With the egg and everything.
>> No. 23926 [Edit]
How about this: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Key-Lime-Cake-III/

It looks pretty good and I'd like to see how close yours gets to it.
>> No. 23927 [Edit]

Matcha Roll

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23911 No. 23911 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I am Haruhi Damn Sick of every company I do business with thinking they have the Haruhi given right to my phone number, date of birth, address, and employment information. What the actual airwolf. I don't want to marry you, I just want my airwolfing laptop that I'm paying for with my money.

The culture of privacy invasion people are creating by mindlessly spreading the inanities of their lives all over the everything is destroying my rights and I'm sick of it.
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>> No. 23917 [Edit]
What the fuck is airwolf
>> No. 23918 [Edit]
I'm mother airwolfing tired of these mother airwolfing companys getting all up in my mother airwolfing personal information!
>> No. 23919 [Edit]
If that was how spam worked I wouldn't have 400 messages a week from horny marred women looking for a fun time, discount auto insurance in my area, and 'paypall' login requests. Yeah the dehumanizing practice having your personal information harvested and sold off to whoever thinks they can make a buck off you like a commodity is really something silly to get upset about.

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>> No. 23360 [Edit]
Now you've got me thinking whether it'd be possible to fug her straight.
>> No. 23585 [Edit]
First Kuroko post of 2014!
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who /wood/ here?
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I /bone/ here.

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14499 No. 14499 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What style do you browse Tohno-chan in?
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>> No. 23530 [Edit]
Why are you even tripping if you're this new to chans?

Anyway I use the K-ON theme because it looks nice

Anyway, I
>> No. 23888 [Edit]
Well, while you circle-9 chan guys are having fun, I've had to switch to Yotsuba Classic.
>> No. 23889 [Edit]
The two styles I like are vndb and dark
>> No. 23892 [Edit]
I have just used the default because it gives a retro feel to it, but I am also really liking Lain.

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12503 No. 12503 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I don't want to fall into the weeaboo trap and buy a practice katana, but some of these make it so tempting.


I had a wallhanger once, but sold it to someone after the scabbard began clamping on the sword (plastic slip inside came loose after it was unsheathed five times). I think he promptly bent it after I sold it to him.

This looks great for functionality and aesthetics, next to the painted-on-blood wallhangers and "cosplay swords." A simple, black katana with a blood groove. I don't want a sparring sword or a razor edge. Just a full-tang sword to give me the feel of an actual nihonto. The great part with this one is that I can get a kit to clean it and keep up with maintaining it.

Also I can defend against zombie and robber and nazi and KPA and neuroi attacks with it after the social collapse of 2015 if I did sharpen it. 2012 is so last year.And you almost took me seriously, there, didn't you?

Anyone else here own/ want to own a sword, or other sort of self defence item, for use, practice, or just decoration?
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>> No. 23495 [Edit]
I have a shotgun I got when I was 14. I wish it wasn't frozen half the year, then I could just go full Viet-Cong and build escape tunnels and pungi traps all over the woods around my house.
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Looking for a sword smith to forge me one of these in the 7 layer technique was applied (the Soshu Kitae ) if possible. Else I will buy the $400 one made by chinese sword smiths in down town.
Anyone have link suggestions?
>> No. 23887 [Edit]
Kid, grow up. Swords, Japanese ones in particular, are trash. Get yourself American made firearms with that money and forget the poetic mumbo jumbo fake stuff about katakanas.
>> No. 23891 [Edit]
I do Kendo. Don't lecture me on something I already have.

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9442 No. 9442 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
I don't think we had a movie thread yet so I wanted to ask, does /tc/ watch movies? What was the last one you saw? Have any good recommendations or favorite genres? Do you like american, european or asian cinema?
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>> No. 23869 [Edit]
Hidoi ne. I wonder what stirred such bitterness within your essence.
>> No. 23884 [Edit]
Where to start at 5am...?
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This is an excellent film, both for the realistic war strategy and the character development.
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Korean film with the Flying Daggers woman?... ok, might give it a chance.

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23702 No. 23702 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Is anyone getting sick of *chan sites and going back to normal forums?

After browsing chan sites nearly daily for hours on end, you start to think that people being snarky mean assholes to each other is the norm. Which is quite untrue. And the notion perpetuated on *chan websites that anything that isn't a chan is complete shit, is also untrue.

So long as you can find the right forum, the quality of anime/manga/media discussion is of a much higher quality than that on *chan sites. In addition, people are much friendlier. For instance some of the anime/manga discussions on MyAnimeList under the specific title's forum are pretty good. For more general things, Reddit is actually pretty good, despite all the hate from 4chan. The upvote system provides a structure that encourages informational posts, wit and friendliness.

Yes, there are really bad forums, such as gaia. But there are many good ones. Even on the good ones, you'll sometimes get one or two know it all types or irritating teenage weeaboos, but I find that somewhat more tolerable than whats currently on 4chan's /a/. And you don't have that duckspeak-like language on 4chan including greentext, implying, X is best girl, reaction images, X will win the Xbowl, etc etc. /jp/'s community is considerably more knowledgeable and serious about their hobbies, but good discussion is sandwiched between lots of bad threads. And you know, even sites like good old tohno-chan, can frequently extremely hostile and narrowminded.

pre-emptive warning: please don't turn this thread into a shitstorm about how 4chan/tohno-chan is 'shit', be civil.

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>> No. 23849 [Edit]
>downvoted without textual response
Now that's an idea. What if downvoting required you to attach your reason?
>> No. 23851 [Edit]
I'm sure that people will opt for insults rather than reasons and use that to punish whoever they dislike a little further.

Sometimes it is best to just avoid a feature or two than to implement it for no good reason.
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I'm happy
>> No. 23883 [Edit]
Embarrassingly enough, I didn't mean to post to this thread.

But yes, they do, I just have to ask nicely.

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23835 No. 23835 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
The whole Youtube log in and commenting system has gone to shit now.

- Can't reply to comments older than a certain date.
- When you log in you're prompted to choose between a google account or youtube one. If you choose the google account youre logged into a fresh account with all the favourites, uploaded videos and history wiped and you have to log out then log back in again and choose the right option this time.
- Comment formatting/nesting is fucked.
- Clicking on a comment thread forces you to reload the whole page.
- Every time you comment, it automatically checks the box 'Post this to Google+'. Yes, because I want my family and coworkers to know I've been watching dancing Touhous in a microbikini all day.
- The home screen actually freezes my new computer for several seconds.
- Tons of other retarded dumbfuckery which is too difficult to describe in one sentance.

I actually remember a few years ago Google's mantra was 'Don't be evil'. Whatever happened to that?
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>> No. 23867 [Edit]
No, I will second him on that.

(Usenet is mostly dead and was before my time, so I will not comment on that.)

IRC is usually chill and enjoyable because you have people of the same interests who possess an ounce of technical knowledge in the same space.

Forums usually devolve into repetitive dystopias because of those in power (though there are plenty of antitheses), but the former qualifications usually play in, to a smaller extent, and the semblance of discussion can be maintained.

Imageboards tend to act like IRCs when they are small and you can get the feel for the regulars. However, even when they lose coherency on sites such as 4chan, the sheer transience and abrasiveness (ideally) of the culture is enough to keep the general public and the uninformed from making too much of an impact to drive away the current posters. In this chaos, some semblance of discussion is maintained, though the transience of that discussion is at the flip of a coin, and comment-less content-dumping is a real issue.

Sites like Reddit, ycombinator, etc. force the best and most socially agreeable comments to the top, while leaving those of less universally agreeable nature or singularity to be unseen. Its the Republic of comments, where people represent their opinions by upvoting others. You get insightful information (ideally), but at the cost of any real discussion. Its a pretty fair method for filtering through the content of the web for content aggregation, assuming you trust the tastes of the general population.

Facebook is communication between known friends with your entire social circle peeping at the edge. It is no better than talking in a real social setting except for convenience and content aggregation.

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>> No. 23870 [Edit]

Hmm... I guess I don't watch the "big" channels enough to notice this phenomenon. My vote for most terminally retarded online community has always gone to Yahoo! Answers, though.
>> No. 23872 [Edit]
Sometimes I wonder how stuff like Kim Kardashian, gossip tv or tabloid newspapers can make money when they're so stupid. Then seeing stuff like youtube comments and yahoo answers reminds me that people that stupid actually exist.
>> No. 23873 [Edit]

>Then seeing stuff like youtube comments and yahoo answers reminds me that being that stupid is actually the norm.


Lowest common denominator is a thing and in it's current state our culture is one big paean dedicated to stupidity.

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