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39694 No. 39694 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Have you ever tried "nofap"? That is when you do no fapping, sex, porn-watch for certain length of time. Or ever tried restricting your fap or porn-watch habits? (like never-ever-3D, or no more than 1x a day) if yes, how it went?

I did stop it in the past for months but for me personally it didn't result in any profoundly positive change. Apart from time saved. Didn't even have any intense withdrawal symptoms that some people describe. I'm trying it again because it feels like fapping makes me feel tired and demotivated.

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37253 No. 37253 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
What are some things that really bug you?
Things that genuinely piss you off?

I thought it would be nice to have a thread to vent about any little annoyance, no mater how big or small.
Any and all complains about the world around you are welcome here!
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>> No. 39688 [Edit]
Be honest now, you guys even watch cartoons in the first place?
>> No. 39689 [Edit]
I still watch western made animated movies sometimes. The stuff made for television looks like aids.
>> No. 39690 [Edit]
last cartoon I remember watching was this German short film from 1944 about a snowman:
it was alright
>> No. 39693 [Edit]
The west never made good cartoons, they have a completely different philosophy behind cartoons in the first place in that they are goofy and heavily child oriented or they are satirical comedy(and still goofy). Probably the only good ones I can think of are Wakfu which is French and still kind of cartoony and Avatar which was animated in Korea and also probably wasn't as good as I think it was, it's just nostalgia speaking.

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34234 No. 34234 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
What are your thoughts on it? Do you care? Has it affected you at all?

I know a lot of people are probably sick of hearing about it by now, but I thought it'd be interesting to get TC's point of view on it and see what you guy's think.
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>> No. 39649 [Edit]
I played a lot of games. I didn't have anything better to do. Quit my job a while before school was closed so I've been taking it easy ever since.
>> No. 39651 [Edit]
Had a similar experience: once it was clear that COVID was being overhyped (not to say it didn't kill people), the confluence of resultant actions made the NEET life great.
Good to hear that you were enjoying yourself!
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you guys ready for Round 2: Monkeypox?

I know it's mostly been spreading through gay sex parties so far, but the West's political class (especially in the EU) is full of degenerate fags and there's no way they're going to shut down gay sex orgies, so it's gonna continue to spread.
>> No. 39692 [Edit]
Man, this shit is so disgusting. It makes me glad to be chaste. Even women these days are disease-ridden. I'll fill the void with 2D and not sticking my dick into the great unknown.
Even if it's mostly an issue with the gays, somehow I think it's not going to be so isolated as HIV was.

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33536 No. 33536 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
How was your day? Did you do anything nice? Post about it here.
It looks like the old one is on autosage so here's a new one.
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>> No. 39663 [Edit]
>satellite internet
Has atrocious ping and relatively low bandwidth, as you unfortunately found out the hard way. The only reasonable option here is Tesla's starlink I think, but that's not really generally available yet. Still, you could try signing up and hoping that they are in your area soon.
>> No. 39665 [Edit]
>The only reasonable option here is Tesla's starlink
I'm not rich, I'm not even working. I don't know why people keep recommending this. Is this some new meme? Because $600 down with $110+ a month doesn't feel "reasonable" to me.
I don't work from home, rarely do online gaming, or use streaming services. slow speeds can be annoying sometimes, but I don't need a google fiber grade connection either. The reason why datacaps bother me so much is because I'm one of those weirdos who still downloads and stores games and video. Sometimes they take a while to download, but once they do it's fine. I watch/play what's available, or plan ahead if it's something I want to watch the same day. when using xdc, I find that if I start watching an anime ep once it's around 50-60%, and it might finish as I watch it. My speeds do seem a little random though, there's been times when it's been slowed to a crawl recently, but it also seems to get pretty decent past 1am. When I signed up for my phone plan they explained I had 20gb of normal data speeds per month, then once I hit that it gets slowed down if the local network is busy, which I guess is what's happening here. On my trip across the country I rarely noticed it get slowed down, but here I guess a lot of people are probably on the network due to the lack of alternatives.
>> No. 39666 [Edit]
I meant "reasonable" as in "only satellite service worth its salt," not necessarily reasonable in a financial sense. I think it probably will drop over time, or they'll introduce different pricing tiers. For its current pricing tier though Starlink is actually on par with most residential ISPs, cnosidering that 200 MBps Comcast is around 120 or so. Considering their claimed overall goal is to provide coverage to 3rd world countries as well, they probably will eventually come out with lower tier pricing plans once they have enough financial leeway to make this sustainable (which could very well be never, considering Tesla situation).

Have you also looked at providers/MNVOs that explicitly offer unlimited data+tethering? I think google fi is one, although I have not read the fine print to see if "unlimited" is actually unlimited.
>> No. 39667 [Edit]
So to continue on the house thing. I was able to get enough of the tile in the end, and matching too.
The floor installers eventually did end up getting the tile installed and finished, and did a crap job of it. For all the trouble of getting the right stuff, they placed a lot of it unevenly, and again blamed the tile. It sticks up pretty high in some places to the point where a person could trip on it if they're not paying attention. They left the transitions unfinished (where the tile meets the vinyl flooring), and made it seem like it would be no biggy, but as it turned out they left too small of a gap in most places and way too big of a gap in one. I was eventually able to chisel out the vinyl to get the transition strips in though. A few weeks after the floor was finished, my mom went to go live with her sister and start a job out there while I stayed at the house to finish up work on the house. It was nice being alone, and without her around I was able to fix my diet. Everyday I'd have a light breakfast, then spend the day working on the house, stopping only for a short meal break, then go back at it till sundown. I figured the sooner I get this place fixed up and looking good, the sooner we could list it for sale and leave.
I started getting into the routine of browsing local yard sales as a means of getting away from the house, because I couldn't stop working while I was there, but it was also to see what the competition was like, see how people in the area model their houses and such. For the most part, this time period wasn't so bad.

My mom would come by to visit every other weekend with my aunt who drove, sometimes bringing materials. The last time they did this was when they brought me a door to swap out an old one with. They got stopped by the local police for going 7mph over the limit and my aunt wasn't carrying proof of insurance or a license either. Added up to more than $600 in tickets, which I had too pay because she couldn't figure out how.
After that, some distant family learned that we sold our house in California and found out where we live thanks to the magic of the internet. I got a panicked call from my mom telling m
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39131 No. 39131 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
So a lot of people have been talking about the unreasonably high cost of rent and housing lately, and it's certainly an issue. Prices are skyrocketing across the board with pay not really changing. we're seeing 400-500k for houses in many parts.
We got fucked over pretty hard by it and forced to move to a location we 100% weren't planning to, but the town we moved to actually isn't 'that' bad and our house is paid off. This has made me realize something.
There's still tons of affordable housing around the world, but all this over priced to hell housing is located in big cities. These cities tend to be dirty dangerous loud smelly crime ridden hellholes full of horrible people in an all around shitty local culture. The bigger the city is, the worse these problems get, and the more expensive they become to live in on top of that. Am I the only one who thinks it's weird to pay more to live in a worse place?

I grew up in a town that started off fairly quite and peaceful, that over the years grew quickly in population. Crime rates escalated with the number of people moving in. Traffic became unbearable, the streets became flooded with litter, businesses started going under. I've had my car and home broken into multiple times. I've been robbed and I've had my property vandalized, seen decent people I knew in school grow to become degenerate human garbage. You would think property values would fall because of this, but they actually rose. They didn't rise as much as neighboring cities, but they still rose never the less.
We left and traveled the country last year, exploring everything from big cites to small towns and everything between. During my short time in Vegas I received a death threat from one stranger and another threated to take me outside and "fuck me up", neither of these men I had even said a word to. Now here I am in a small town where the homeless are a rare sight, houses range from 40k to 120k, and I don't see security posted at every single business. Jobs here pay less than where I cam from, but then that brings me to the point of this post. Does it really make any sense to live in a place where housing costs 5x as much, just so you can have a job there that pays 1.5x more, maaaaybe 2x more? Would you rather get paid $10 an hour and pay $500 a
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>> No. 39469 [Edit]
It depends on what you mean by cheap. I was referring to around 300k-400k. 40k is about the cost of a new car these days, of course you won't find a house for that much.
>> No. 39656 [Edit]
I learned that the house we sold near the start of covid is, at least according to zillow, estimated to be worth around $100k more than what we sold it for.
At the same time, I hear the town it's in has only gotten worse since we left. It's bizarre to me that crime/culture wise it's going the way of East LA, but with housing prices skyrocketing like that. It's not like there's any jobs there either. Businesses were and apparently still are closing down due to all the vandalism. The numbers really don't make much sense.
>> No. 39657 [Edit]
I think investors are pushing up prices by buying up literally any property way above what a private homeowner could afford for what it is.
>> No. 39661 [Edit]
Institutional investors are a part of it (see the whole zillow automated home-flipping thing) but also note that "investors" here can also be individual investors, usually those who got in early during "cheap money", rented it out, and then used the surging profit from the rent to rinse and repeat. (In California the property tax grandfathering makes this uniquely profitable in a way that I think others states don't allow).

Hopefully the rising interest rates will correct things a bit, but from what I've read there still genuinely is an issue of demand exceeding supply in most urban areas, so I don't think it will completely go back.

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39318 No. 39318 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Ponderings general 3. Post things you've thought about.
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>> No. 39614 [Edit]
That pretty circular considering how they diagnose people with it.
>> No. 39615 [Edit]
I'm not so sure. Plenty of autistics that are better adjusted than I am.
Unless you're calling me autistic. I don't think I am.
>> No. 39616 [Edit]
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I'm just saying what weirdness means to me as an autistic person
>> No. 39617 [Edit]
Hey, no fair! You can keep your autism, but share the weird!

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36754 No. 36754 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Not much seems to be left of the original userbase, so I'm wondering where all of you got this adress from?
Is there any story to this website?
I like it, nobody here wants to enforce his or her beliefs.
This site feels so old.
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>> No. 39591 [Edit]
Reminds me that I miss the original 8chan /jp/. It had a nice mood to it.
>> No. 39593 [Edit]
Try LSD.
>> No. 39597 [Edit]
Try cyanide.
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No u

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36079 No. 36079 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Love them or hate them, what are your thoughts on hololive and vtubers?
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>> No. 39532 [Edit]
I've never spent even a penny on gatcha even if I like the game so I don't really see it that way. But a fool and his cash are soon parted as they say so certainly it could be an issue for some people.
>> No. 39533 [Edit]
I've never paid for gachas either but these things also take a lot of your time and emotional investment. I've foolishly fell into the gacha trap twice and one of the game eventually shut down. The 3 years and all the emotional investments I've placed into it amounted to nothing.
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>the comparison between vtubers and idols are quite fitting
Yeah, in a bad way. Heed the timeless wisdom.
>> No. 39537 [Edit]
>most people would accept that FGO for example is part of the otaku subculture
I hope time travel is possible so that when rokos basilisk is eventually created it will torture the people who tolerated FGO for all eternity.

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Also check out the doujin thread on /mp3/, it seems all japanese posts before a certain date have been affected.
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33182 No. 33182 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Sort of a hybrid between the book club and "post something new you learned." Post any interesting essays, articles or prose you've stumbled across on the internet.

I'll start:
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>> No. 39448 [Edit]
I remember downloading and setting up Zeronet back in the day, but thinking that it was still too early, and deciding to wait a bit and check back. How sad to hear of the current situation. Very disappointing.
>> No. 39510 [Edit]
I didn't see anything about build systems in that? Were you referring to an article that linked to the one you posted?

Because I'd really like an article about build systems (as in make/cmake/gradle/etc.) and why they're all universally garbage. It often ends up being easier to just set CXXFLAGS rather than trying to wrangle cmake into doing whatever you want. There's probably some intrinsic complexity in there from the fact that people's environments aren't all identical, and the distinction between configure and make probably tries to capture this, but everything feels like it's so brittle and held together with duct tape.
>> No. 39511 [Edit]
Gradle is the actual original sin.

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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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>> No. 39472 [Edit]
'chigyu' meaning cheese gyudon meaning a dorky looking person with glasses, a baby face and lack of spirit, someone who is so lame and unadventurous they eat cheap cheese gyudon at yoshinoya
>> No. 39489 [Edit]
today I gained a deeper understanding of the enthymeme topoi
>> No. 39493 [Edit]
Not exactly learned, more like realized that even years old, dried, forgotten, "expired" legumes can sprout. I read about it but I was really sceptical at first until I sowed like 20 of them and one indeed sprouted.

Not really useful information but I was still kind of surprised that life can be kickstarted from them.
>> No. 39496 [Edit]
Oh seeds are hardy little things. Some will remain viable for centuries, so much so there's a wiki article all about them:

View catalog

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