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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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Implemented a small vocoder-like thing. It's very rough and I need 300+ oscilators to make vowels sound ok but it was fun to do.

Attached is a cow, a vocoded cow and a vovocoded cow.
>> No. 24681 [Edit]
I tried to fix my mom's nettop. Shit's broken, either the PSU, RAM or the mainboard itself. I'll have to claim warranty. What a shame, it was a good little computer.
>> No. 24699 [Edit]
I was just told that I've been working at my at my job long enough for a raise, I didn't even know that could happen in this place, I figured I would just be working at min wage forever.
I mean, I get paid to read manga all night and occasionally walk around a building. I was more than content working for that, this is some of the best news I've heard in years.
>> No. 24700 [Edit]
After a year and a half of being a hikki and NEET I finally went back to school. Half way through my first week and while I'm enjoying learning and being productive and feel like I won't get crushed by workload like last time, I'm getting really depressed being around people. No one talks to me and they're all so loud and annoying. I guess not speaking to anyone for a year and a half fucks you up. I'm not sure if I even want friends or whatever but it's just really draining being around all of these happy normal people who don't give a shit about you.

I also ordered some obscure Gunbuster stuff from Yahoo JP.

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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. 24674 [Edit]
>>24672
The story was complete shit though, 5 centimeters per second was much more enjoyable because you could actually relate to the characters.
>> No. 24675 [Edit]
>>24674
But I actually enjoyed the very simple story that they had with Garden of Words, and I also easily related to the characters and their problems. I have not seen Five Centimeters per Second, so I wouldn't be able to compare. I'm guessing this is just a matter of taste.
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>>24674
I agree that 5cm is still his best work but I also enjoyed Kotonoha and, argumentatively, I do not consider it a waste at all.

Those days I read some interview where Makoto mentioned that it was his first story about love as koi (as opposed to ai). He didn't add much more but, as I see it, if 5cm was about how those who gained consummate/mutual love (ai) and were meant to be as one can't possibly do so due to distance (understood not just as social alienation but as the world's irreducible spatial and temporal dimensions), Kotonoha deals with the motionless and timeless quality of love as pure longing (koi) which, versus the fast and unstoppable rhythm of the industrial world, can only be experienced by the nurturing of rituals: the almost religious repetition of their pointless meetings, in the same place and only in rainy days, built an autonomous time that allowed them to escape and eventually overcome their respective states of stagnation. Additionally, nature is vitalized once again but now in a generous way: if in 5cm the snow and the seasons were implacable enemies of love (as the spring that came too late), in Kotonoha the rain and the summer serve as love's enablers and accomplices. Also, the teacher was damned hot.

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>> No. 24701 [Edit]
>>24698
Cool now I understand it better, thanks.

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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. 24692 [Edit]
>>24691
Fantastic post, I shed tears as I read it. You have eternally enriched this thread, board and website. I don't know where we would be without you.
>> No. 24693 [Edit]
>>24692
While you seem unable to comprehend criticism of fictional settings for no reason other than it being fictional, at least you have a sense for sarcasm. Seeing as people with autism aren't very good with sarcasm I couldn't begin to guess what sort of mental handicap you have. Regardless of what it is I feel for you.
>> No. 24695 [Edit]
You guys can be really stupid sometimes.
>> No. 24696 [Edit]
>>24688
Oh, now I understand >>24654.

I had no idea who that was or why it was special aside from it being rendered and stuffs.

I still see 3D trash being bitches and sluts, as usual, in that video.

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24659 No. 24659 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Tomboyish girls are the best.
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>> No. 24664 [Edit]
>>24663
Don't you dare finish.
>> No. 24665 [Edit]
>>24664
Once it has started, it can never end. And you know that.
>> No. 24666 [Edit]
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I agree, OP.
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Tomboyish girls remind me of sports bra.

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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. 24542 [Edit]
Baculum is a latin word that used to define a cudgel that was used, amongst other reasons, to beat slaves and children. It is used now as the term that defines the penis bone that some animals have, although absent in humans, which serves to auxiliate in erection during copula. These penis bones can sometimes be big enough to make a cudgel out of depending of the animal, especially because some are extremely hard and can be used as a bludgeon or club.
>> No. 24543 [Edit]
>>24542
This could be used as the opening quote to an H-game.
>> No. 24635 [Edit]
The first ever hentai OVA series was serialized starting in the 23rd of February, 1984, with the name of Lolita Anime. That same year had the start of another hentai OVA series, Cream Lemon, both originating from the same magazine.
>> No. 24648 [Edit]
WD Greens are far too slow to be used as OS drives.

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24643 No. 24643 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What anime character looks like you the most?
>> No. 24644 [Edit]
I hope that I never end up seeing something as hideous as me and my 3D shit body/face in a medium that I like.
>> No. 24645 [Edit]
There was a background character in initial-d that looked so much like me I thought it was creepy. Can't be fucked to find a screen cap since I can't remember what season it was in, let alone what eps.
>> No. 24656 [Edit]
Someone between Maes Hughes and Gendo Ikari.

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24378 No. 24378 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Which ones do you think is the best, and what can be done to make hosting providers better in general?

Currently for me, it is a tie with YouTube and Niconico. YouTube has a better infrastructure, in part thanks to the data behemoth that Google backing them, has a better API and better support for video quality/formats, and at the moment provides a service which does not cost money and has blockable adverts. Niconico, however, trumps them in tagging, organization, frames per second, and playlist organization/presentation, while costing $5 a month for 24/7 decent service. It seems like YouTube intentionally tries to guide users towards advertised star series and personas, and tries to force Google+ upon users, destroying any semblance of a community that was once present on the site for a more efficient monetary scheme. Niconico seems to let the community do their thing, and only steps in when rules or copyright are violated; they have no financial incentive to do otherwise. Although Niconico has a very clunky UI, it is consistent and includes many nice amenities for the community, while Youtube consistently changes their UI for greater integration into Google, and many features come and go with the fashions. There are many other sites which have both good, consistent UI and are free, but they all lack the final deciding straw of these providers: content.

Youtube has almost everything that is not subject to abusive copyright, and has many of the popular videos of Niconico, though in a botched form. Niconico, however, has many high quality, highly integrated, cohesive videos that are rare to find outside the website. Looking at the comparison between MAD/YTPMVs, the only original Western equal to the massive MAD collabs such as Fourth Fairy Festival nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19711858 which I know is 8 Awesome Angles of YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysg0WZ_XmSU. Its a case of signal-to-noise, and while it is not quite right to say that either Youtube or Niconico inherently attract or repel quality videos, Niconico's intentional limiting of its demographic seems to work well in making certain content germinate to its fullest extent, while Youtube possesses the base of everything and the somewhat-best of many things, but not through any help o
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>> No. 24382 [Edit]
Standard nico is garbage in the west. YT sets the standard with its free model, so there's no contest for me. It's a shame. To be fair, I probably wouldn't want to juggle between the two anyway. It's too much of a time sink to begin with.

On YT I mostly follow John Bain (TotalBiscuit); Arin, Dan and Ross (Game Grumps); and Frankie (FrankieOnPCin1080p) on a regular basis. There's other channels that I stop by once in a while, plus all the educational stuff, but overall I've been trying to cut down on it. That said, I never actually log into YT - so there's no real commitment other than sentimentality.
>> No. 24385 [Edit]
The only channels I follow on Youtube are the NASA channel (videofromspace), the slingshot channel (joergsprave) and ulililia's channel.
>> No. 24462 [Edit]
Youtube was epochal but now it's just unbearable in terms of copyrighted material protection and privacy (with Google watching everything). Dailymotion has grew a lot on me over the last couple years. Vimeo is another good option.

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>> No. 24629 [Edit]
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm24043215
This is amazing

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24620 No. 24620 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
trap maid or combat butler ??
>> No. 24621 [Edit]
I'd take the trap maid to the gas chambers.
>> No. 24622 [Edit]
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Combat butler is 2in1 actually, if you want him to he's also a trap maid.
>> No. 24626 [Edit]
>>24622
lmao wow

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16448 No. 16448 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Ponderings general 2. Post things you've thought about.

Previous thread >>15685
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>> No. 24427 [Edit]
>>24426
yeah but with a phone call you have no idea if the guy is some old ugly fatass.
>> No. 24430 [Edit]
>>24427
I'm fairly sure "getting a girl's number" means hitting on her in a bar/party/whatever and convince her to hand over her number so he can get in touch with her. I don't know, maybe everything's on facebook now.
>> No. 24624 [Edit]
Today, I think I had a revelation.
I think normals like talking to each other because they do things that give them a sense of accomplishment. And thus, they have things to talk about.

I don't like talking to people because I have no accomplishments and therefore nothing to say, and so talking to people uses up time I could be using to try and do something that makes me feel like I'm a sack of shit. However, because I am a sack of shit, it takes me an inordinate amount of time to do something and inevitably fail. And then I have nothing to talk about with people because I can't do anything.

Another day waiting to die...
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>>24624
I don't really think "It's all boasting about your various achievements." is a very encompassing view of why people would talk to each other. Probably a kernel of truth to it though; when I last met some of my old acquaintances from school times they mostly discussed some real esoteric tech research one of them was doing for some fancy university title thesis and various get-rich-quick schemes.
But eventually things did turn to the dreaded "So what have you been up to?" which deflected things to a pleasant conversation on the latest news in Chinese cartoons, physics, and hot 2hu tips after some slightly shocking concern over me "not doing anything with my life." (Were they always the kind of people to worry about stuff like that?)

So I guess my latest singular sample of anecdotal non-evidence on social interactions in "normal people" partly does confirm that having to prove something about your undeniably high societal status and wealth might well be a very common part of the formula, but also that reasonable and potentially enlightening discussion about things and not people is likely at least somewhat commonly had.

Everyone agreed we should meet up again. Haven't seen or heard anything of anyone in well over a year once again.
Maybe next summer will be one of those. Or the one after. Or maybe not.

Hard to keep track of how many it's been lately. Maybe that was actually this year for all I know.
...
How old am I really?
Don't think about it. Just go play one of them video games or something.

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19666 No. 19666 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
How about just pics and links with some comment, this time?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F5CcHWFjMA
Part 1/3. Now you can begin to imagine what Fuminori experienced everyday (also: some of the most faithful depictions of 3D sex I have ever seen in part 3/3).

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>> No. 24564 [Edit]  
The New Gachimuchi collab, on Billy Herrington's Birthday.
Even Mowtendoo chipped in.
>> No. 24609 [Edit]  
PC-98 buyers guide, with modding included
>> No. 24619 [Edit]
I hope this wasn't posted before.
Can't embed because then the time jump thing wouldn't work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=URQOuMBn22U#t=157
>> No. 24623 [Edit]  
First Lain video I ever saw.
Back in 2000-something it was labeled "Layer 00" on Kazaa, so I thought it was a promo video or something. It's well-made enough that I assumed that for a while. It took me a few weeks to find out what the hell an "AMV" was. Good times.

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24602 No. 24602 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I want to engage in joyful conversation with all of you.
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>> No. 24612 [Edit]
>>24611
Fine, then no engagement, no joy and no conversation. That's alright. I can live with that. In fact, I think I did so for most of my life. I'll be going then.
>> No. 24613 [Edit]
about what?
>> No. 24616 [Edit]
>>24612
We'd find those things on irc, you say?
>> No. 24617 [Edit]
>>24616
Refer to >>24603
>I can't really guarantee joy, or conversations, for that matter

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