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39794 No. 39794 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. 41494 [Edit]
Good thing the entire NES library is tiny and can be easily stored on just about anything. Even the SNES library isn't that big.
>> No. 41495 [Edit]
>I've tried that before, but they just gave me a canned response.
This is something that really pisses me off in general. As people are forced to become more and more reliant on big companies and automated systems, if and when things go wrong there's little help to be had, and the bigger they get the less they care about a few individuals having trouble with their services.
>> No. 41496 [Edit]
Cool to see them restore accounts, but it sucks to begin with that they do this. Should just remove the files requested for takedown and leave the rest alone, that I could accept.

>Out of curiosity, can you post the canned response you got?
I tried looking for it, but I guess I didn't save it. I was asking if they could unblock a subdomain of a Japanese hosting provider, which was used for websites by a lot of Japanese artists in the late 90s and early 2000s, but they just said something along the lines of "It was blocked after a DMCA takedown request". A different subdomain also used for websites on the same host is accessible, so I don't see why that whole subdomain would be blocked, which I did explain in the email. I might've had better luck if I posted it on the forum like those guys.

>At least you didn't get your account deleted
I don't have an account there, but this DMCA policy is making me hesitant of getting one though.
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>I don't really trust them as a foolproof archiving service after that.
Why would you ever do this? There's no foolproof archiving period, let alone a service. Services can only be supplementary.

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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. 41455 [Edit]
Nice wallpaper, anon!
>> No. 41457 [Edit]
Today was fine. Rain all day. Can't go out..
>> No. 41477 [Edit]
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Another update. I'm used to 14" laptop screen. I tried using a 27" monitor, and after 2 days, I couldn't get used to it. It was like sitting right in front of a tv. I tried adjusting the scaling and resolution, but nothing felt comfortable. At the distance I'd have to move the monitor back for it to feel normal(which my desk can't accommodate anyway), it would defeat the point of having a large screen, and it wouldn't feel as intimate as using a small screen up close. This might be my gpu, but at 4k the refresh rate is capped to 30mhz.

I can understand the advantage if you often have a lot of windows open at the same time, but most of the time I have one window maxed out. I don't want to change the way I do things to accommodate the monitor. In any case, I'm now using a cheap 22" one I bought, but switched from because the colors weren't satisfactory, and the 27" one was lying around.

I'm considering buying a nicer 24" one, but I'm worried whether that will also be uncomfortable.

That one was depressing, so I switched to pic rel.

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>> No. 41487 [Edit]
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I've been reading during my breaks at work. I'm happy to be reading, and I'm learning a lot, however, I can't deny that I've been performing worse than usual.
It isn't a bad thing, as I'm usually a bit excessive when I work, but as always, I've set expectations stupidly high. Ironically, I recently read something that more or less advocates giving just an honest effort, but not going beyond what's necessary. Not because it is pointless to do so, but rather that it sets you up for failure down the line.

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9442 No. 9442 hide watch 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. 41356 [Edit]
Running an LLM persistently is daemonic.
>> No. 41357 [Edit]
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I love satan.
>> No. 41405 [Edit]
Hail Satan. Hehe
>> No. 41485 [Edit]
Gonna watch JOHN WICK 4; hope it ends well.

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39318 No. 39318 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Ponderings general 3. Post things you've thought about.
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>> No. 41482 [Edit]
Ahaha this is hilarious

It's almost as if the management realized no one wants to ride bart, compared their shitcans to Japanese trains, and somehow decided that the main difference was that they had cute mascots.
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Of course one of them is obese.
>> No. 41484 [Edit]
I can picture the committee picking them out.

One needs to accurately represent the operator. They're probably all old fat and ugly right? maybe we can make them look cute or something.

One should represent the hawk we trained to hunt pigeons. Maybe that can be in the style of that "genshan impactful" game all the kids these days like.

We also need one that's hip and cool and represents the urban demographic, so we don't look like the racists old fucks that we are. you dig brother?

...and I suppose we should probably have at least one that actually looks good.
>> No. 41489 [Edit]
They probably just delegated it to some youngish person who comes into work with Invader Zim and Attack on Titan apparel, but your depiction got a laugh out of me.

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33905 No. 33905 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!

Old one reached bumb limit I think.
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>> No. 41452 [Edit]
I am so glad that I have yet to meet anyone who has them. I would probably be immediately outed as a homophobe or whatever for refusing to play along this mental illness. Some years ago I happened to talk with a girl who had it but that was before pronouns were really a thing
>> No. 41453 [Edit]
This is one of the reasons why I dislike what happened. Just to clarify what I meant with my earlier post. The board /azu/ died what saddens me, because I checked it a few times a year to keep up with yotsuba. After poking around to find out what happened I found a discord, which saddens me even more, another board gives up on being a board and moves there. I used an invitation I found to see if there is somewhere an information why the board is gone and was hit with that bot and a pop-up that tells me I need to give my phone number, else I am not allowed to write something. Then I left and vented my frustration in this thread. I am sorry to upset you, I didn't want to stir up something.
>> No. 41454 [Edit]
>and the message I have to verify my phone number
Pronoun tomfoolery aside, this shit drives me up the wall. What a world that you have to get a burner number to use a chat service.
Thank you, TC, for sticking to IRC networks for interactions with the mods.
>> No. 41456 [Edit]
Oh, sorry anon but we're actually switching to discord for that.

I'm just messing with you, the irc thing isn't gonna change under my watch.

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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. 41358 [Edit]
They made a version of Sesame Street for Japan. And not just dubbed over the existing, but they actually produced episodes specifically for Japan.

See The review is hilarious:

>The Japan Times article reported that the show was suffering from low ratings in its early months: "Viewers are complaining about the differences in the characters' voices compared with the NHK-aired version and about the exclusive use of Japanese."
>Another scathing article, published in November 2004 in the Yoimuri Shinbun, was titled "A wrong turn on new Sesame Street": "[The] new and not improved version of Sesame Street...opens with the cast shouting: 'English, Everybody. It's Sesame Street,' but it was 20 minutes later before we heard another English phrase. One of the better decisions NHK made this year was not to get involved with the Japanization of Sesame Street.

>"The show... bears very little resemblance to the original.... If anything, the show looks poised to further the scope of Japlish and make the work of the nation's English teachers even more challenging. First, there is the perplexing problem of how to pronounce the names. Since the show is now all in Japanese...bye-bye, Big Bird, and hello, Biggu Bâdo, Bâto, and Kukkî Monsutâ....

>"Then, at last, came the show's ode to its English-language-education roots—a section called English on Street set in a convenience store. Big Bird wants an umeboshi ika manju...The obliging onî-san...makes him one and we get the English phrase for the day: 'Tastes bad!' No one bothers to add an 'It,' as in 'It tastes bad.' Who needs a complete, correct English sentence in a Japanized version of Sesame Street? 'Tastes bad' is repeated in an assortment of very bad accents and then we are given the appropriate translation: mazui. That is definitely the taste the show left with me—mazui, mazui, mazui.... Yes, all in all, I'd say this show is a giant six-step leap backward for early childhood education in Japan."
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>> No. 41359 [Edit]
wew lad. Thanks for sharing!
>> No. 41380 [Edit]
I learned that the 40s superman cartoon had weirdly good animation. Fleischer isn't somebody I heard of before.

Is has a realism to it that was abandoned in the west. Yeah, a lot of it is rotoscoped, but I don't consider that a bad thing.
>> No. 41443 [Edit]
The infamous mirai botnet was named after the Mirai Nikki manga/anime

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33794 No. 33794 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
I started learning Japanese, well I already did, but took a couple of months off and am now getting back into it. Same story you've heard a million times, whatever. I made the "mistake" of learning all N5 words outside of context because I thought that would be more efficient and I didn't feel like doing worksheets. On one hand, I'm still familiar with all that vocab, on the other hand, learning it in tandem with grammar would have been better. Anyway, I'm not interested in speaking. My goal is fluent literacy. I wanna read something like Saya no Uta smoothly and with crystal clear understanding, really enjoy myself. How difficult would that be? I'm willing to shoot myself in the foot in another area of the language to expedite this specific goal.

I've learned a bit more about the "Japanese Learning Community" and came across AJATT. I find it to be weird and kind of culty. Look at this

It's so bizarre to me. These guys are completely obsessed with perfectly replicating a "native speaker". Use all the right pitch accents and all the right expressions without ever deviating so no one can tell the difference. I started comparing this approach with how English is spoken. Different people say words differently. Some people talk in a sing-song sort of way, others like they're always asking a question. Maybe it sounds dumb or annoying, but I'd never say they're speaking English incorrectly. Every person probably has their own quirks and I like making up my own expressions and getting a little creative. Is Japanese really so uniform between every person(with the same dialect)? What about people with accents? Not only are accents acceptable in English, they're desirable in some cases. My parents have an accent, yet i'd still say their english is perfect.

Imagine if I made a video responding to a German guy trying to speak English in the "perfect way" with no accent or anything "nonnative", and I paused every few seconds to point out some slight inaccuracy in how a word is spoken. How weird would that be? You'd think that German guy is misguided and w
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>> No. 41240 [Edit]
If you have time to eat, and sleep, and bathe, you have time to memorize less than 100 characters(hiragana + katakana).
>May I ask how you achieved that?
First, he learned the hiragana and katakana.
>you could transliterate things to romaji if you really wanted
The only thing romaji is good for, for language learners, is learning the kana. What you're suggesting, is incredibly inefficient for an adult who knows how to read in one language. It's better to leverage those skills rather than pretend you're some kind of infant.
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>> No. 41288 [Edit]
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March progress. I add cards regularly, but don't review consistently enough. My daily amount has been mounting.

Tried graded readers, and will continue to do so, but the ones I can understand are kinda boring.
>> No. 41442 [Edit]
Jap a little rusty but knew enough to order for the specials on the blackboard. The english translation was a little broken. Heh.

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31665 No. 31665 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What have you read lately TC?
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>> No. 40782 [Edit]
I read Kafka's Amerika. I liked it a lot, I would even go as to say it may be better than The Trial. The biggest issue though, is that unlike the Trial - which is nearly complete - there are many gaps in the latter half of Amerika. The gaps start right at what I consider the highest point of the book. In a way this leaves the book more ambiguous and open to many interpretations, especially regarding the last chapter.
The first chapter - which initially stood as a single short story - "The stoker" is more comical and not as macabre or kafkaesque as the others, it serves as a prequel where Karl sees the suffering of the stoker, and his helplessness in face of his employers, and soon this will be the fate of Rossmann as well.
The following chapters see the introduction of the american characters and the women characters, and the kafkaesque scenarios we are used to.
If you are a Kafka reader you definitely should read this.
>> No. 40786 [Edit]
Last one I read was Insomnia, much like with >>39114 that series practically tells you to go read it.
It's a side story that takes place maybe half way into the Dark Tower series. It could be seen more as an epilogue to the series though. If viewed as it's own stand alone thing, it's not great and pretty bleh and filled with a lot of stuff that might make little sense and references that would mean even less. Really drags on for the first half. As the tittle suggests, it's about a retired elderly man who gets less and less sleep with each passing day. As it goes on, he starts seeing and experiencing really weird and triply stuff due to being sleep deprived. There's a little hook near the start with a neighbor go has some insane rage fueled fit while spouting crazy talk, but it does take a good while for anything to come of that.

This goes on until he eventually becomes able to freely ascend to a higher plane of existence, and finds that an old lady he has the hots for can do it too. It also turns out that these powers of his were no accident. He's given a task that ties directly into the dark tower series but I won't say more than that.
>> No. 41439 [Edit]
Reading about the Manhattan Project. It’s fascinating & scary simultaneously…
>> No. 41441 [Edit]
I give up on newspapers; it's all bad new and there's too much negativity in my life already...

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29589 No. 29589 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Look at all this entertainment I have! The first week or two of every anime season are great, even if you drop most of the shows you check out, they still deliver that 22 minutes of first episode to amuse you.
What other periods of time are regularly worthwhile?
>> No. 41402 [Edit]
New anime season is best? I agree.
>> No. 41434 [Edit]
>The first week or two of every anime season are great
I really enjoyed the first season of Demon Slayer. It was honestly the first series I've seen in a while I thought I could marathon if I actually wanted. But it really fell off afterwards, and I haven't bothered to catch up with the Swordsmith Village Arc
>> No. 41436 [Edit]
>the psychedelic guide to preparing...
>flip flappers
I wonder if these two downloads were related.
>> No. 41437 [Edit]
Feels like just yesterday I was looking forward to the first episodes of new shows and now they're on their 7th or 8th. Time slips away too quickly.

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40936 No. 40936 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Stuff you bought, ordered, or just hope to get someday.
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They've arrived. Things sound crisper and more detailed. Haven't had them long enough to judge durability, but I'm already glad I got them, if for no other reason than to see what I was missing out on by using cheap, comes with the phone, earbuds.

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>> No. 41123 [Edit]
$65 HUGE cotton-threaded blanket for summer
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Bought some fancy croissants. They're about twice as expensive compared to normal croissants at the supermarket but damn it is so much flakier & tastier.
>> No. 41425 [Edit]
I bought a new pair of headphones after using a shitty pair with a very broken headband for a few years now. Not much of a price difference despite feeling and looking to be much higher quality, as this pair isn't marketed toward gamers, has no microphone, and has been in production for a very long time.
Have to buy a 6.35mm to 3.5mm adapter before I can use it with my PC. On the bright side, if I decide to bust out one of my electric instruments, I can use my new headphones easily.

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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. 41194 [Edit]
>the new strains are quite literally the common cold and you get over it in about 1 day.
Took me about a week earlier this year. It wasn't really that bad though, mostly just felt sleepy, had a sore throat, and everything tasted awful.
>> No. 41195 [Edit]
I got vaccinated twice (Pfizer and Moderna) and didn't have any adverse effects apart from a sore arm. Though I suppose it could've been pure luck.
>> No. 41196 [Edit]
Seems to vary by the lot number, see howbadismybatch. Not sure if that effect is from questionable QC or just standard population density effect though.

But you can look at the graphs yourself for myocarditis rates in young males broken down by dose and manufacturer. 2x moderna is 6x rate of myocarditis compared to natural infection with the original strain.
>> No. 41423 [Edit]
My job finally stopped making us take tempt tests before we could enter the building.

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